Thursday, August 6, 2020

Staff Sgt. Dan Wieman of Owatonna, a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Army, leads a special salute to veterans Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing. Wieman’s brother, Matt, is an avid racer at the Chateau.
It was a full night Friday night at Chateau Speedway as they rolled out night five of racing action in this abbreviated 2020 season in Lansing. The night’s program, sponsored by Zumbrota Ford, featured a salute to veterans.  Representing the veterans was Staff Sgt. Dan Wieman of Owatonna, a 19-year...
Carson Borgstrom isn’t delivering pizzas this summer as she has in the past. Instad, she’s painting a 60-foot fence mural on Main Street in downtown Kasson. “It’s more of a hobby than anything else,” Borgstrom said of her efforts. “My dad always says, ‘Don’t make what you love a profession.’” Art...
Several of the members of First Congregational Church in Dodge Center show some of the produce they have raised to donate to the Semcac Food Shelf in Kasson.
For members of the First Congregational Church of Dodge Center the produce growing in the church’s community garden is an outreach to the entire community. Church members have been busy tending to the garden all summer with much of the produce making its way to the Semcac Food Shelf in Kasson, said...
More than a week after speculation began that Erdmans County Market in Kasson has been sold to Hy-Vee there has still been no official confirmation from either Erdmans or Hy-Vee. Sources, however, said Tuesday afternoon that the sale would officially be announced Wednesday afternoon. The idea that...
Jim Checkel likes to work on old tractors in his spare time, including this Oliver 77 which he has restored.
Jim Checkel is a 1978 Kasson-Mantorville graduate. As a student he wanted to be involved with the FFA program but his dad didn’t think it was a good idea and it was that fact that motivated Jim even more to be a member. When K-M vo-ag instructor Dean Hanson made a farm visit to their place he...
Karen Hendrickson in Cambodia with a S21 Death Camp Survivor in Phnom Penh.
I took a bus from my hotel in Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the capital, located in the middle of the country. In the 1920s, this city used to be known as the “Pearl of Asia” due to its beauty. The next day, I went to the Tuol Sleng (S-21) Genocide museum to somberly take an audio tour and...
Roger Deyo is known for helping people out of jams. Snow day? He’ll drive you to work. Constructing a new playground? He’ll be there. Doctor appointment at Mayo Clinic? He’ll take you.  It’s his renown as a ‘go-to guy’ that prompted Dave Hanson, fellow Dodge Center Lion, to nominate Deyo as this...
Gov. Tim Walz last week signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To date, 30 states...
Penne and Gaylord Gossard.
Gaylord Gossard lived some of his early years in the farm across from the Plowville site west of Kasson on old Highway 14 (now county road #34) until the family moved to a new farm west of Wasioja in 1948. He grew up with two sisters. The year this farm kid was born his father, who suffered from...
Matt Wieman of Owatonna celebrates in Victory Lane as he claims the Kruckeberg Services WISSOTA Hornet Feature title Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing.
Temperatures were plenty warm Friday Night at Chateau Speedway but not as hot as the racing. The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) Non Wing Traditional Sprints joined the track’s regular seven classes making for a full night of high-speed action.  The night’s program featured the largest field...


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