Sunday, January 20, 2019


K-M’s Lexie Worden (7) gets in the way of Park’s Tina Press in the first half.
The Kasson-Mantorville girls soccer team would like to pick up where it left off a season ago. As the defending HVL champions and the top seed in the Section 1AA tournament last fall, they’ll need to rack up victories against the teams that will be their biggest challenge in a possible march to the...
Kasson-Mantorville’s Paul Schultz (17) evades a La Crescent defender during the KoMets’ victory on Saturday afternoon.
The Kasson-Mantorville boys soccer team opened with an up-and-down week that saw a crushing defeat against Albert Lea, but a solid section victory against La Crescent. The KoMets opener took place last Thursday at KMTelecom Stadium in Kasson and the Tigers were quick to take advantage of a K-M team...
Junior Laken Bartel will begin her second year in the net for the KoMets this fall.
From an overall standpoint, the Kasson-Mantorville girls soccer team had a terrific season last year. They captured the HVL championship after toppling their rival Rochester Lourdes in mid-October and earned the top seed in the Section 1AA tournament. Unfortunately, those good vibes couldn’t...
K-M senior Kollin Johnson battles along the boundary for a loose ball in a scrimmage against Rochester Century on August 20.
New Kasson-Mantorville boys soccer coach Leo Barbosa knows what it takes to win. As a passionate player that grew up in Brazil, he has come to the states to help instill his passion into his players. While passion is just part of the question, Barbosa is making sure that his players know that it’ll...
A picture of the Dodge County Speedway in Kasson. The venue had been hosting a soft schedule for the 2016 season, but the remainder of races have been suspended due to poor profits.
Since the Dodge County Speedway closed its gates on a regular schedule in 2015, the venue has seen many attempts to try and get it back on its feet. This summer, promoter Chris Abts was the latest to take a crack at the tall task and rolled out a soft schedule to see what the market for racing was...
K-M football head coach and activities director Broc Threinen addresses his team after a practice on Monday morning.
The Kasson-Mantorville activities director position has seen its share of faces in recent years. After Kyle Huneke stepped down last June, his successor was going to be the fifth person to fill the role in the past 15 years. A couple weeks ago, that successor turned out to be Broc Threinen. Already...
A swimmer comes up for air during a breaststroke race.
The climate in the state of Minnesota is one that is constantly changing. In the winter, the struggle to stay warm as temperatures dip under zero is one that can be defeated by simply putting on another jacket or a couple more layers of clothing. But, in the summer, it’s not that easy. As the...
K-M’s Lucas Heimer (right) tries to get around a Winona Cotter defender on Saturday morning.
The Kasson-Mantorville boys basketball team is in a period of transition this summer as Terry Pederson takes over for Kelly Raymond as the head coach. While some of the things are a work in progress under Pederson, the KoMets have responded well and had a solid showing at a tournament in Winona...
The 2016 K-M Blue Diamonds include Caitera Thome, Abby Zahn, Gabby Grover, Kayli Zelinske, Faith Tenkley, Ashlee Tenkley, Elle Hager, Libby Maxon, Ashlyn Maxson, Lizzie Johnson, Madisyn Hairsine and coaches Clint Thome, Mark Zahn and Travis Wiuff.
The K-M Blue Diamonds were recognized on Friday afternoon for their outstanding sportsmanship with the Youth 1st Team Sportsmanship Award for their conduct during a tournament in Owatonna last month.  The Youth 1st Team Award recognizes positive behavior from players, coaches and everyone...
(Right) looks on as some children interract with a driver prior to a race at Dodge County Speedway in Kasson earlier this summer.
If one were to have a conversation with Chris Abts, it wouldn’t take long to realize that he has a life-long passion for racing. Ever since he was a kid, Abts has spent a majority of his life around a racetrack, particularly the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. Abts and his...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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