Thursday, February 29, 2024


Submitted Photo Karlee Wynia and some of her drawings.
Mantorville’s Karlee Wynia called on her hometown roots to win an art competition. A senior at Kasson-Mantorville High School, Wynia submitted a pencil drawing of her cow, Mabel, to the First District Congressional Art Competition. And she won. “Karlee’s artwork stood out as a true representation...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen It was a rainbow of color last week as students at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School attended an assembly to celebrate the school receiving the School of Excellence designation from the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association.
It was an exciting day at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School last Thursday as students, staff, parents, and the community celebrated the school’s being named one of four state elementary schools designated a Minnesota School of Excellence. Jon Millerhagen, executive director of the Minnesota...
Submitted Photo Triton’s BPA chapter had eight members qualifying as National Finalists. The finalists included Lydia Stanton, Ari Wennes, Liam Dostal, Weston Haugen, Phineas Quella, Talia Kelley, Kaitlyn Krupa, and Katya Wheeler.
Triton’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter had yet another record-breaking performance at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. on April 26-30 with eight National Finalists. Triton BPA built upon their historic 15 members winning trips to the National Conference and...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen Kasson-Mantorville School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E. Instructor Jesse Kasal presents a certificate to Xander Urbanek for completing the D.A.R.E. program and also for placing in the top 20 Minnesota students in the D.A.R.E. poster contest sponsored by the Minnesota Twins.
Just over 170 fifth graders at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School filed into the school gym last Friday afternoon to celebrate their graduation from the school’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program. In addition to the students, parents and family members were also on hand for the...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen Jenavieve Hepner, a student in Stewartville, with her project investigating “What Color Do Dogs Prefer.”
Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students from the area were at Triton High School recently to participate in the annual Zumbro Education District (ZED) Science fair. One-hundred-ten projects were entered in the fair this year, according to Becky Remmele, special projects coordinator for the Student...
Ariana Wright
Early on in her career, Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School principal Ariana Wright knew she wanted to lead. She’ll soon take on a new level of leadership as Lake City Public Schools superintendent. “Lake City is a very special district just like Kasson-Mantorville. The leadership is exemplary,...
Michelle Krell
One of America’s best educators is poised to make a big splash with education on a statewide level. Beginning July 1, Michelle Krell of Blooming Prairie will take on the job as executive director of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA). She currently serves as assistant...
Hayfield High School Seniors Sydney Risius and Reese Baumann, helped organize a “Mental Health Week” for students. Each day they had a mental health slogan — “Matter Monday,” “Talk about it Tuesday,” “Wellness Wednesday,” “Thoughtful Thursday,” and “Feel Good Friday.” A poster depicting the slogans...
Submitted Photo Jenna Kenworthy (left) and Cadence Spearman (right) working on signs for the upcoming Steak Feed and Donkey Basketball.
The past few weeks have been busy for Triton FFA members and their Alumni group. The annual steak feed dinner was hosted on February 25 at Faith Community Church in West Concord. There was great weather, and 520 meals were served. It was great for the members to meet with their sponsors and...


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