Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Benjamin Nelson (33) stops a shot on goal during the 3-2 win over Rochester Lourdes at Graham Arena. Jake Isaak (11) guards the puck and his goaltender.
BOYS MAKE IT 3 STRAIGHT WINS OVER ROCHESTER TEAMS Dodge County’s Wildcats defeated Rochester Lourdes, 3-2, on Thursday, January 6, at Graham Arena IV. Rallying from a two-goal deficit, Dodge County captured the victory, making it their third consecutive win against Rochester teams. It beat Century...
Byron’s Caden Christenson reaches around for the basket.
Byron’s basketball boys finished the week with a 59-53 win over Goodhue, on Friday, January 7. Then the Bears were overwhelmed by Caledonia, 80-64, on Saturday. Goodhue Game Byron Scoring: Caden Christenson, 7 points, (1) 3-pointer; Reid Bielen, 9 points, (3) 3-pointers; Tyler Connelly, 6 points;...
Mike Leonhardt retires this week as the chief deputy with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.
Mike Leonhardt grew up in Byron with three brothers and he played football, basketball, and baseball during this time. He then attended RCTC getting his generals and played football for two years. He didn’t have any family members that were in police work but was taught by his parents to always...
A public meeting to explain Byron Solar LLC’s plan to construct and operate a 200-megawatt solar energy generating facility in Canisteo and Mantorville Townships is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at the Kasson-Mantorville High School. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is...
Isaac Ydstie, a 6-8 grade teacher from Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools, is one of two educators who has won the STEM Forward Outstanding Educators Award that celebrates educators from southeast Minnesota. “Isaac Ydstie is the embodiment of striving for STEM educational excellence,” said Ashley...
A lawsuit filed by Gerard L. Roy (Duluth Group) challenging the sale of the Old Kasson School has been dismissed in Dodge County District Court permitting the sale of the building to go forward. Judge Pam King issued the order on January 4, dismissing the complaint. The suit stemmed from a dispute...
Girls basketball teams from Byron, Kasson-Mantorville and Hayfield all saw action during the Christmas break at holiday tournaments. The KoMets and Vikings won their tournaments while the bears finished 1-1. BYRON BASKETBALL GIRLS EARN SPLIT IN HOLIDAY CLASSIC Byron’s Lady Bears entered the Rotary...
Ty Mullenbach fires a shot on goal as Gryffon Funke is blocked.
Dodge County Wildcats two hockey teams were on the road last week competing in holiday tournaments. The boys played in the Rochester while the girls traveled to Warroad. DC BOYS GO 1-1 IN KIWANIS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Dodge County hockey boys competed in the Rochester Kiwanis Hockey Tourney on Tuesday...
Wayne and Genny Hendrickson have been residents of Kasson since 1980.
(Editor’s Note: Wayne Hendrickson has been writing about our neighbors every week for over a year. Now, as the new year begins, it is time to get to know Wayne. Here is his story, in his own words.) II grew up on a farm near Lamberton, Minn. (about 140 miles west of Kasson on Highway 14) with two...
Minnesota Department of Transportation officials have scheduled a public open house to give Mantorville residents a chance to learn about the reconstruction project for Hwy 57 in Mantorville. The open house is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, at the Mantorville Fire Hall, 21...

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