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At the regular school board meeting last Monday night board members were given “KoMet Pride” hard hats to get them into the spirit of the elementary school staff presentation on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Shown are board members Kent Harfmann and Jill Minette-Stacey (foreground) Superintendent Mark Matuska and board members Rob Hamlin and Missy Swarts. Board members Brea Koebele and Brandon Madery were also present and wearing hard hats. Photo by Randy Carlsen.

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October 29, 2014

ICS Consulting rep outlines K-M Elementary, H.S. projects

Ryan Hoffman, representing ICS Consulting, Inc. of Moundsview, gave the school board an overview of construction that is to take place over the next 18-24 months at the K-M Elementary and High School.

November 26, 2014

Shop Small in Kasson Saturday

Saturday, November 29 is Shop Small Saturday and the Kasson Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a special promotion.

November 5, 2014

For World War II Veteran George Lally Cooking Had its Privileges

Kasson resident and World War II U.S. Army veteran George Lally was no cook when he was called up by Uncle Sam. Over a four week period of time though he became one and reaped the benefits while serving in Munich, Germany from December 6, 1945 to September 20, 1946.

November 26, 2014

Kasson-Mantorville district to contract for School Linked Mental Health services

K-M counselors Karen Besch (elementary), Shelly Bielen (middle school) and Alyssa Trow (high school) and social workers Lindsey Campbell (elementary and middle school) and Kerri Klingfus (high school) gave a presentation at the regular board meeting last Monday night on the need for school linked mental health services.

November 12, 2014

RideAbility announces the recognition of Hannah as Equine of the Year

Jeanie Michelizzi of RideAbility has announced "Hannah was nominated for this award in the spring of 2014 and RideAbility was notified in July of 2014 that Hannah won in Region 6!"

November 19, 2014

Mantorville to hold Christmas lighting contest

To help celebrate Christmas in Mantorville, the Mantorville Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Olde Fashioned Christmas again this year on Saturday, December 6th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November 19, 2014

Mantorville talks tree removal

An 80-foot tall pine tree in Slingerland Park lost another big branch recently and the tree trunk appears to be hollow for much of its length, Public Works employee Scott Larsen told the Mantorville City Council members at their meeting November 10, 2014.

November 12, 2014

Monroe Crossing-Cabin Fever bluegrass and gospel shows coming to Mantorville

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass artist Monroe Crossing and Mantorville’s own Cabin Fever bluegrass band present their 12th Annual Bluegrass Shows at the Mantorville Opera House

November 19, 2014

Christmas Alive December 5-6

Christmas Alive, a spiritual walk through the birth of Christ, will once again take place on the Jim Checkel farm Friday, December 5 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 from 6-8:30 p.m.

November 26, 2014

Santa letters delivered personally by David Roberts

Earlier this month David Roberts from Dodge Center departed for Helsinki, Finland to the High Tech Startup Conference “Slush”. He had been invited by Helsinki Ventures to moderate a couple of panel discussions on business accelerators and be part of one as well.

November 5, 2014

Customers can seek protection under the Cold Weather Rule and apply for heating assistance

As the heating season kicks in, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) encourage Minnesotans to contact their utilities now to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule protection to keep homes heated all winter long, and avoid disconnection.

November 5, 2014

Federal mandates make school lunch program challenging!

Food service provider Taher, Inc. has been providing meals at Kasson-Mantorville Schools for 20-plus years. Wendy Sellers has worked for Taher 15 years, the first 14 in the kitchen at the elementary school and now as a first year food service director for the 2014-15 school year.











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November 12, 2014

Folkestad garage renovation project cost at $1,378,961

The City of Kasson has released the final cost associated with the Folkestad Garage renovation at $1,378,961. Should the city council decide to move forward and finish the basement that amount will increase.