Thursday, February 29, 2024


Music for the evening was provided by Hoof on the Roof, a Minnesota-based folk group that plays a combination of Upper Midwest dance tunes and Appalachian music.
It was party time in West Concord last Saturday night as nearly 150 residents and former residents gathered to celebrate “A Night at the Museum.” The event was to recognize the 25th anniversary of the West Concord Historical Museum located in the old West Concord school. Tours of the museum were...
Despite the snow, the sixth annual K-M 5K Fun Run Walk Stroll was a success. During the event $3,000 was raised.
When Kasson-Mantorville Community Education Director Jenny Carrier, scheduled the sixth annual 5K Fun Run Walk Stroll she didn’t expect that there would be any snow. That wasn’t the case over the weekend however, as a brief winter storm made its way to Dodge County. Despite the poor weather,...
Valerie Sauder of Pine Island and Katrina Thoe of Hayfield will serve as Dodge County Dairy Princesses for 2019. Left to right: Valerie Sauder, Hannah Elias and Katrina Thoe.
Valerie Sauder of Pine Island and Katrina Thoe of Hayfield will serve as Dodge County Dairy Princesses for 2019.   They were crowned at the American Dairy Association banquet held April 14 in Milton Township. They will represent Dodge County as public relations ambassadors and spokespersons for the...
Members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dodge Center were ready to serve those who came to try a variety of international vegetarian foods at the church’s second annual International Food Festival.
The Dodge County Seventh Day Adventist Church served up a variety of tasty international vegetarian fare earlier this month at its annual International Food Festival. This was the second year for the event, said church member Donna McNeilus, who coordinated the day. The setup was a bit different,...
Kasson resident SGT Brian Rinehart, of the Minnesota National Guard, was one of the guardsman who was called to duty last week during the April winter storm.
During the aftermath of the April winter storm last week, members of the Minnesota Army National Guard were deployed across the state to help in various ways. Two of those guardsman were neighbors in Kasson, Sgt. Brian Rinehart and Ssg. Brian Wunderlich. For Wunderlich, he is in his 15 years with...
 About 29 Kasson Mantorville Elementary School students are currently signed up for the newly formed running club.
In January of 2016, K-M alum Brian Hunn began working at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School as a paraprofessional. Ever since then, Hunn has had the idea of one day creating a running club. Now that idea has become a reality, as the KoMet Running Club is in full swing. Hunn, an avid runner,...
For four years, Thomas Sutherland of Dodge Center committed his life to the country, as a member of the United States Army. Now people in the community are committed to helping him and his family as they go through a very difficult time in life. In March, Sutherland’s family got news that no...
Kasson native Dr. Jennifer Kelly continues to help a wide range of animals at the Carriage House in Kasson.
Ever since she was little, Jennifer Kelly told people that she wanted to be a veterinarian one day. Now less than 10 years after graduating from K-M High School, Kelly is doing just that, as she is a veterinarian at the Carriage House in Kasson. Kelly’s journey first began when she studied at the...
The annual Just Pick It Up littering campaign will take place in Kasson on May 11.
For the past few years, the Kasson Park Board and other community groups and members have helped beautify the community during the springtime. That tradition will continue again this year as the JUST PICK IT UP litter campaign will be taking place on May 11. The goal of the campaign is for...
Nate Bailey, right, is looking forward to raising money for Next Chapter Ministries by completing a 200 mile race this weekend. Bailey recently donated $2,500 to the organization after completing a 50 mile race.
Throughout his life Nate Bailey, of Dodge Center, has ran long distances. Soon though, Bailey will have his longest race and run of his life, as he gets set to run in a 200-mile race this weekend in Illinois. Aside from doing something that not many people can say they have done, Bailey will also...


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