Monday, June 1, 2020


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...
The Kasson-Mantorville trapshooting team had five representatives at the state meet (from left to right): Luke Chilson, Coach Jeff Ek, D.J. Allen, Alex McElmury, Brayden Tjosaas and John Klinkhammer.
Five members of the Kasson-Mantorville trapshooting team competed at the Minnesota High School Championships this past weekend. The meet, which took place on June 17 in Alexandria, Minnesota, featured over 7,000 kids that qualified out of the 10,000 that participated in the sport this past season....
Kasson-Mantorville activities director Kyle Huneke has decided to leave his position after three years at the school.
Kasson-Mantorville activities director Kyle Huneke has tendered his resignation after three years on the job. Hueneke is leaving to take a position at Riverland Community College in Austin to become a Farm Business Management Instructor. For Huneke, the position was an opportunity to go back to his...
Triton softball players Allisa Hallaway (left) and Ella Blaisdell pose for a photo during the team’s banquet last week. Both were named to the All-HVL team and Blaisdell was also named to the All-Section team and was a All-State honorable mention.
The Triton softball team had a solid season in 2016 as they were able to put up plenty of runs and earn the first playoff victory for the team since the 2010 season. As one would imagine, there were several players that helped the Cobras succeed this spring and they were honored this week at the...


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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