Sunday, October 20, 2019


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...
Dodge Center second baseman Isaak Knutson cocks back to fire to first base.
As the host city of Triton High School, the sport of baseball hasn’t been a strong suit for Dodge Center in 2016. The Cobras finished with just a pair of wins on the season thanks to a lineup that was learning to play at the varsity level. However, the season was more of a process to prepare the...
A view from the upper deck of Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
While sitting in our weekly staff meeting (and multitasking), I was alerted that DCI Managing Editor Mark DeLap was actually talking to me during the meeting. To be honest, this wasn’t an isolated incident during the staff meeting, but what DeLap was suggesting was something that I found to be...
Canes shortstop Keenan Wenztel makes a backhanded stab during a game against Austin on June 27.
Often times when somebody refers to the game of baseball, it’s considered to be a grind for the players involved. While that reference usually refers to the 162-game Major League Baseball schedule, it also holds true for high school athletes that are looking to refine their game year-round. In the...
Former St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Mark Setterstrom looks on as Javis Williams lunges toward the bag at the “Hogs N Dogs” camp at KMTelecom Stadium on Saturday morning.
When watching a NFL game in today’s era, the game has evolved into one that craves the spotlight. A quick highlight on ESPN shows quarterbacks, running backs and receivers making spectacular plays and scoring touchdowns in the process. Even levels of the defense get some highlights with sacks,...
The Kasson-Mantorville baseball team saw its season come to  a close sooner than they would have liked, but they had several standouts that helped make it a positive one. For that, Brendan Knoll, Andy Plein, Jack Peterson and Drew Kirmse were all honored as All-HVL selections during the team’s end...


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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