Monday, January 22, 2018

Dodge County Independent

K-M Middle School fifth graders Charlie Converse, left, and Logan Davidson add tags to popcorn packets at Just Like Home Child Care in Kasson on Tuesday. The youngsters, part of the school’s community service day crew, assisted Kasson-Mantorville Area Care and Share, a company which helps benefit area families in need.
Kasson-Mantorville Middle School students were out and about Tuesday, helping out with various community service projects during an advisory community service day. They were seen raking at the Dodge County Courthouse Annex in Mantorville, and packaging items for people in need at Just Like Home...
Rick Bussler, Publisher, Dodge County Independent
For the first time, the Dodge County Independent has captured four national awards for journalistic excellence. The newspaper picked up the top honors last week at the National Newspaper Association’s annual convention in Tulsa, Okla. The DCI was one of six publications in Minnesota to win awards...
Kaitlyn McNeill is crowned Homecoming Queen during a coronation ceremony Oct. 6 at Kasson-Mantorville High School. Homecoming King Eli Herbst smiles in the background. The event kicked off Homecoming Day.
Kasson-Mantorville High School celebrated Homecoming Week in style this past week, with dress-up days, all sorts of contests, a coronation ceremony, parade and pep fest. Eli Herbst and Kaitlyn McNeil were crowned King and Queen before the big Homecoming parade on Oct. 6. The parade, held in a light...
Brandon Nino (10) fires into Byron territory.
The season has not gone as planned for the Kasson-Mantorville boys soccer team as they entered this past week with just one victory on the season. Although the success hasn’t come in the amount they would like, the KoMets are keeping their heads up and continuing to grind through with the hope that...
Dalton Andrist let everybody know who’s ball it was after a Lourdes fumble in the first half.
The recent battles between the Kasson-Mantorville and Rochester Lourdes football team has been one-sided coming into their annual matchup on October 6. With the KoMets hosting a homecoming crowd, this year’s edition already had a big-time feel, but the extra pressure of dealing with past defeats...
Juniors Addison Luebbe, right, and MaKenzie Noble brave the rain and smile for the crowd.
Kasson-Mantorville High School celebrated Homecoming Week in style this past week, with dress-up days, all sorts of contests, a coronation ceremony, parade and pep fest. Eli Herbst and Kaitlyn McNeil were crowned King and Queen before the big Homecoming parade on Oct. 6. The parade, held in a light...
Bill Jensen, Kasson, and Fran Bell, Dodge Center, enjoy the parade while being pulled by Jensen’s Norwegian Fjord horses, Sena, left, and Nora during Sunday’s “Operation Christmas Child” parade.
There were big smiles all around Sunday as the second-annual Operation Christmas Child parade took to the streets of Kasson. Horses and vehicles led the way on an ideal fall day during the event, sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran Church.  The annual project collects school and non-liquid hygiene...
Staff photo: Richard Johnson Carter (left), Gabi and Diego Espinoza have been busy 4-H members for years. The Kasson youngsters are pictured with some of the many awards they’ve earned over the years.
    Diego Espinoza is a veteran member of the Zumbro Rockets 4-H club. He’s been there, done that. At age 10. The Kasson youngster started out as a “Cloverbud” (4-H members in kindergarten through second grade) and is starting his sixth year in the organization. He and his dairy cows earned a grand...
Abbey Bigelow (left) sets up teammate Mya Suess (far right) for a kill during a HVL match with Rochester Lourdes on September 26.
Homecoming week is an exciting time for any area high school. As many alumni and the community get involved to help celebrate their local traditions, there are several events that take place. From the coronation of the homecoming king and queen to the parade later in the afternoon, everything has a...

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

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121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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