Saturday, August 24, 2019


The Kasson city council members are anticipating such a large crowd for the public hearing at 6 p.m. Dec. 14th, they’ve moved the meeting to the high school forum room. Those wanting to attend should enter the new main entrance on the building’s East side and go up the stairs. The meeting room will...
At their meeting Monday evening, the Mantorville city council members unanimously approved the results of the general election Nov 8.  Chuck Bradford held onto the mayor’s seat with 517 votes over 31 write-in votes. Elected to four-year terms were Henry Blair with 365 votes and Ryan Christensen...
When Kasson Mayor Steve Johnson made the choice not to run again in early August, the people of Kasson knew that they would have a new mayor in 2017. After the Nov. 8 election, the voters have chosen Chris McKern to be the new mayor.  With a little over 60 percent of the vote, McKern was elected as...
Mantorville has an amazing group of volunteers that serve on the Park Board. The town is justly proud of its parks; it has as many as other towns that are far larger in population.  October 15, a group of these intrepid volunteers installed playground equipment at Mantor Field. Chair of the Park...
Next weekend, Kasson-Mantorville students will perform the first show in the high school’s recently completed performing arts center, “The Sound of Music.” The show’s director promises the community that the students’ hard work since the beginning of the year will pay off.  “This is as close to...
Doctors were confident that they removed enough that there was a minimal chance of microscopic cancer cells being left behind. The next step for Alicia Fjerstad was daily radiation and a chemo pill for five weeks.  “I would lay on the table and hold my breath for a series of four scans while they...
“To serve and unify the community by using our talents to benefit others as well as ourselves,” is the mission statement that a group of Kasson-Mantorville High School students wrote together.  These students are part of the Community Actions class, taught by Lori Pagel.  “We talk a lot about...
In a 4-1 vote, the Dodge County Board approved moving forward with a Comprehensive Land Use Management Plan for 2017.  The county has not had a new comprehensive plan for about 16 years. Ron Ziegler from CEDA, the organization that would build this plan, estimated that the project could be done in...
When he started his job at Farmer’s State Bank in West Concord in 1966, Al Organ didn’t know he’d still be working at the bank fifty years later.  “When we came here, we thought we were going to stay here three to five years, and it ended up being a little longer than that,” Organ said, laughing....


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