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July 9, 2014

The Mantorville Theatre Company Continues Its Summer Melodrama Season

The Mantorville Theatre Company is thrilled to continue its 42nd Summer Melodrama Season with the modern Melodrama, “Zartan, The White Jungle Cat” or, “Beware Hairless Monkeys Bearing Wits” written and directed by Denise Ruemping.

July 23, 2014

Near fatal fall led to career change for Dustin Snell

Dustin Snell was an iron worker who in his own words “walked steel for eight years”. A near fatal fall led to a career change.

July 16, 2014

Ribbon cutting at Events by Saker

Last week was the grand opening week for Events by Saker. Owner Tony Saker, who is about to cut the ribbon, opened the business last Tuesday and will now be open seven days a week. The Kasson Chamber of Commerce members looking on hosted the ribbon cutting.

July 23, 2014

Mantorville approves wastewater treatment agreement with Kasson

At a marathon meeting July 14, 2014, the Mantorville City Council members held a public hearing for comments on a change to the sidewalk ordinance allowing the city to pay for sidewalk repairs along with the owners of attached properties.

July 23, 2014

4-Hers busy at the Fair!

Eden Progressive Gopher Mason Koehler has quite the personality. Saturday morning during the 4-H Ribbon Auction Mason took a serious photo with his blue ribbon Jersey Wooly rabbit and then posed for a less serious shot, flexing his muscle with grin, shows that a person does not have to be a softy to raise rabbits.

July 30, 2014

Dodge County urges motorcyclists to slow down, ride sober and be seen

Motorcycle ridership is spiking in Minnesota, and so, unfortunately, were rider fatalities in 2013.

July 9, 2014

State health officials offer six simple steps to make summer swimming safe

Despite the rain and flooding that has affected much of the state, the Fourth of July holiday is expected to once again be a busy time for Minnesota’s beaches and pools. State health officials are taking the opportunity to remind Minnesotans that everyone has a role to play when it comes to keeping swimming healthy and fun.

July 16, 2014

157th Dodge County Free Fair “Fun To See In 2014”

Dodge County Fair, July 16 - 20, 2014 will be an EXCITING WEEK with many new attractions. The Fair promotes education and entertainment for the young and old.

July 2, 2014

157th Dodge County Free Fair “Fun To See In 2014”

Dodge County Fair, July 16 - 20, 2014 will be an EXCITING WEEK with many new attractions. The Fair promotes education and entertainment for the young and old.

July 9, 2014

City on the lookout for emerald ash borer

The start of spring is the best time for residents to look for signs of emerald ash borer (EAB). The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging homeowners, especially in and near the EAB quarantined counties of Hennepin, Ramsey, Houston and WInona, to search ash trees for potential infestation.

July 16, 2014

Mantorville to connect to Kasson wastewater treatment plant

Wednesday evening the Kasson City Council approved a 24 page document that will allow Mantorville to connect to the Kasson wastewater treatment plant. The Mantorville Council was expected to approve the agreement at their regular meeting Monday (July 14) meeting.

July 30, 2014

Honorary Caregiver: Angela Lamphere is the Honorary Caregiver for the 2014 Relay for Life

A year and four months ago, the Lamphere family was sitting at the foot of a mountain gazing up at the daunting journey ahead. The mother of four had taken her son to the doctor with complaints of back pain.

July 30, 2014

Relay’s Honored Stars Shine Bright:Lori Pagel is the Honorary Chair for the 2014 Relay for Life.

Lori Pagel is well-known in the Kasson-Mantorville area as the high school agricultural education teacher, FFA advisor, and she and her husband own an area dairy farm. But her more recent accomplishment is a much bigger achievement: Lori is a breast cancer survivor.

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July 2, 2014

Some residents barking at new Kasson-Mantorville Dog Park

Not everyone was pleased that the Mantorville City Council approved the dog park at their meeting June 23, 2014.

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