Friday, February 23, 2018

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Kasson-Mantorville kindergarten teacher Beth Postier greets a future KoMet during the Marigold Days parade, Sunday in Mantorville. Dozens of units entertained a big crowd as part of the 52nd-annual event.
Mantorville went from quaint hamlet to small metropolis and back to quaint in two days. Parking was big city-like. People and dogs were everywhere, hundreds of them, and there was much to see and do: music and food and games and cars and crafts and fishing and music and Melodrama and food and...
Charles Miller displays a check he earned during the Minnesota State Fair poultry competition. The Kasson teenager earned the Poultry Prince title.
Charles Miller, 17, of Kasson, was named Poultry Prince on Aug. 27 during the Minnesota State Fair. Mikayla Schlosser, 15, of Maple Plain, was named Poultry Princess. “It’s just really cool, because I’ve been working for it for two years,” said Miller, who lives on an 80-acre farm south of...
Del and Manny Guajardo are pictured earlier this year at their Kasson business, Sophia’s Thrift Store. The couple will take two truck- loads of basic supplies to Texas, for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Del and Manny Guajardo have endured a major flood, carbon monoxide poisoning, their son’s rare bone disease – and a near-miss with the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. They have been giving back by helping people in need at their Kasson business, Sophia’s Thrift Store, which opened in October,...
Valerie Sauder of Dodge County holds a baby lamb for anxious fairgoers in the Miracle of Birth Center at the Minnesota State Fair last week. Sauder served as a barn assistant for half of the Fair and also as a state 4-H ambassador.
Through citizenship education and leadership activities, a Dodge County teenager has engaged in positive promotion of Minnesota 4-H by serving as a state ambassador. In her second year as a 4-H ambassador, Valerie Sauder served in a leadership role this year during the Minnesota State Fair....
Luverne and Cathy Vangness were named Phantom Garden winners during the 2016 Marigold Days celebration in Mantorville.
Marigold Days committee members have so many favorite events, it's hard to choose just one. " I always look forward to the antique and flea market," Paul Larsen, Mantorville's Chamber of Commerce secretary. "The owner show is always nice- and that's kind of what started it all. And of course, the...
Longtime truck driver Scott Connor, New Ulm, is pictured during the 2016 Big Iron Classic event in Kasson.
Jim Finn was inspired upon visiting big truck shows in the mid-1990s. The Mantorville man started up the Big Iron Classic truck show, for semi-trucks and trailers, in 2000. It has grown. Finn estimates that, depending on the weather, around 20,000 people will visit this year’s 18th-annual Big...
Emergency personnel tend to role-playing “victims” during a multi-agency/multi-discipline mass casualty training exercise, Aug. 24 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Several agencies will be evaluated on their performance.
It was a bad accident. A car pulled in front of a school bus, which hit the van, entered a ditch, and rolled onto its side. Both vehicles were full of people. There were 30 or 40 victims; several were killed. Squads of law enforcement and emergency personnel from around the area responded...
Trom Eayrs named Best Lawyer in America
The prestigious law career of a former Dodge County woman has earned her the honor of being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Sonja Trom Eayrs, an attorney with the Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum, picked up the coveted legal honor last week.  “Best Lawyers in America”...
Kasson Public Library circulation technician Patricia Shaffer-Gottschalk smiles as Henry Hiatt, 5, Kasson, checks out the solar eclipse on Monday at the Kasson Public Library. A large crowd gathered for the event- the first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the last until April 2024.
Art Tiff expected 100 people or less would attend the Kasson Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “block party” in early June, and about 400 showed up. The library director also was uncertain about attendance at Monday’s solar eclipse event. But people swarmed the grounds, the hosts briefly...

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