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Janaury 28, 2015

Full steam ahead with high school construction project!

The third of three bid packages is to go out for bids this week which makes up a majority of the $39.8 million in improvements/additions at the elementary and high school. The largest amount of that bond will be done at the high school.

January 21, 2015

First Kasson Council meeting of 2015 City administrator Randy Lenth fired on 3-2 vote

After the first Kasson City Council meeting of 2015, city administrator Randy Lenth issued a written statement discussing the challenges and rewards he has had experienced the last nine years in his capacity as administrator.

December 31, 2014

Top stories of 2014- Shopko Hometown, school referendum and general election

It would be hard to argue what the top stories of 2014 would be. The topics that drew the most front page attention were easily the Shopko Hometown project, $39.8 million school referendum and the general election, not necessarily in that order.

Janaury 28, 2015

eHarmony brings Aaron and Amber Beissel together in marriage

Amber Elton Beissel sent the first message to Aaron Beissel on "He was good looking in the picture and his personality was great," said Amber.

January 7, 2015

Mayor Johnson looking forward to opportunity to serve!

City of Kasson's new mayor Steve Johnson is very much aware of how the community of Kasson has changed over the last 50-plus years. Johnson grew up in Kasson and is a 1980 graduate of K-M High School.

January 14, 2015

Bryan Johnson, K-M instructor, 34 years behind the wheel

Bryan Johnson is an educational speech/language pathologist at the Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School. However, Bryan is most visible in his duties as a driver's education instructor. For 34 years Bryan has been instructing young drivers and quite possibly could write a book of his experiences.

January 21, 2015

Mayo Family Clinic Kasson Renovation Project Planned 2015

Mayo Clinic is planning to renovate and expand its Kasson primary care clinic in 2015. While the project time frame is currently being finalized, construction at Mayo Family Clinic Kasson is expected to be completed early next year.

January 14, 2015

2015 Dodge County Expo registration opens to Dodge County businesses

Last year’s exhibitors got first crack at registration for the 2015 Dodge County Expo. As of January 9 registration opened up to all Dodge County businesses and organizations.

January 21, 2015

Mantorville man dies trying to put out fire

Paul Brannan, 57, of Mantorville, suffered a heart attack and died while attempting to put out a fire at his residence by shoveling snow on the flames.

Janaury 28, 2015

Ray and Betty Duff were young and naive when they wed 60 years ago

Ray Duff was 19 and Betty 17 when they wed 60-plus years ago July 24 1954 in Scranton, Iowa. The couple admit they were young and naive. "We learned and grew together," said Ray.

January 7, 2015

Project Lead the Way: Medical Detectives K-M Middle School students learn from those in medical fields

People from all over the world can communicate with specialized Mayo doctors. These include places like Mexico City and Saudi Arabia.

January 7, 2015

Mantorville Restoration Association Annual Meeting January 13

Anyone who is interested in the history of Mantorville is invited to the Mantorville Restoration Association (MRA) annual meeting, to be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mantorville Opera House. Visitors and potential new members are welcome.











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January 14, 2015

Sheriff Rose appoints Mike Leonardt as Chief Deputy

Sheriff Scott Rose announced recently that he will appoint former Chief Deputy Mike Leonhardt to fill the position he was fired from one year ago.