Saturday, June 3, 2023


Dale Ulve attended school in Lake Mills, Iowa. His father had a farm tiling business so he would work for him during the summer months growing up with his five siblings. He drew number two in the military draft lottery, so he enlisted in the Army after graduation. He was at Ft. Lewis, Wash. For...
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 Wayne Hendrickson Members of the Kasson Chamber of Commerce stopped by Petals2Metals recently where they joined Jill Bondhus for a ribbon cutting at her new business location.
After years of working out of her home, Jill Bondhus has opened a store in Kasson. Called Petals2Metals, she carries flowers, plants and salvaged treasures. Down the road at her 2,400-square-foot shop, she’ll also start offering classes. “When I would go to shows and sell, I would have customers...
Photo by Nan Babcock The new location for community gardens in Dodge Center is at Fairview Care Center. On May 6, University of Minnesota Extension master gardeners worked with Fairview employees to remove sod from the location, which is large enough for 14 ten by ten foot garden plots. Carson Beaver ran the sod cutter while Mary Devroy, Don Pogalz, Pam Fuller, Nichole Erickson and Seanne Buckwalter moved the sod rolls. See story on Page 2.
Memorial Day observances are scheduled in Dodge County communities and Byron on Monday. Kasson In the Kasson and Mantorville area, the American Legion will hold services at cemeteries beginning at 8 a.m. at Rock Dell. From there they will go to East St. Olaf at 8:15 a.m., South Zumbro at 8:30 a.m...
Dodge Center’s community gardens are changing locations this year for the first time in 15 years. Dodge County’s Extension Master Gardeners provide community gardens in Kasson, Dodge Center, and West Concord that are available for people to reserve to have a place to grow a garden. Dodge Center’s...
Submitted Photo Charles Mason, was one of the many Wasioja Seminary students who answered President Lincoln’s call for troops. He enlisted in the First Minnesota Light Infantry, serving three years. He was wounded at Bull Run and again at Gettysburg. One of the last survivors of the First Minnesota, he died in 1932.
It appeared that the dead were walking at Wildwood Cemetery in Wasioja earlier this month — Civil War soldiers and others dressed in the clothing of the 1860’s could be seen on the grounds. On closer inspection these were living and healthy human beings. Reenactors from the Third Minnesota Company...
Kasson-Mantorville’s baseball team lost to Pine Island, 3-1, on Tuesday, May 16. Pine Island: Nick Bauer, 1 for 2, 2B, run scored; Ben Grabau, 2 for 3, 2B, RBI, run scored; Luke Sems, 1 for 2, RBI, run scored, SB; Brandon Week, 1 for 4, RBI. Pitchers: Brandon Week (WP) 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB,...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Kasson-Mantorville’s Brooklyn Maxson on the course at Rochester.
Kasson-Mantorville’s boys and girls golf teams participated in the JB Classic (K-M Invite) tournament, on Friday, May 19, at Northern Hills Golf Course in Rochester. It was a beautiful day for a golf outing, and the kids took advantage of that. Kasson-Mantorville Girls: Brooklyn Maxson, 106; Kate...


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301 S. Mantorville Ave.
Plaza 57 • Suite 200
Kasson, MN 55944