Friday, January 27, 2023

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Calling all Johnny Cash fans! The Folsom Prison Experience is coming to Kasson on February 11 at 7 p.m., brought by the Kasson-Mantorville Performance Series Committee. Scheduled to perform at the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center located within the Kasson-Mantorville High School, the Folsom...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Twins Judah and Benjamin Tate work together as electricians and woodworkers.
Judah and Benjamin Tate came into this world just two minutes apart and entered a large family including eight brothers and sisters, living just west of Dodge Center. Growing up they tended to be quiet and even described by their oldest brother as being like “stones at the bottom of the river.” By...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Frosty mornings have been common in Dodge County in January. This photo was taken on a Saturday morning north of Kasson with frost one again on the trees.
After 20-plus years presiding over legal cases in the Third Judicial District, Jodi Williamson is looking forward to her retirement as a judge in the Third Judicial District, including 10 in Dodge County District Court. Her last day on the bench will be February 24. Williamson has served as a judge...
Now in its fourth year, the Ride For Wyatt snowmobile fundraiser in Mantorville is scheduled for February 11 with a 1 p.m. registration and a 2 p.m. starting time. The riders will pay a registration fee of $25, ride 40 to 60 miles, depending on snow conditions, and then return to Mantorville for a...
The state of Minnesota is now accepting income tax returns. Monday, January 23, 2023, was the first day taxes could be filed. Taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 18, 2023, to file and pay their state and federal income taxes. The Minnesota Department of Revenue offers tips to income tax filers as...
It’s unfortunate that our federal government has named its obligation to pay its debt the “debt ceiling.” It’s like a person calling their monthly credit card payment their debt limit. The federal debt ceiling does nothing to hamper the federal governments ability to accrue debt. Congress can...
File Photo Lyle Bohlman digs yet another grave at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Owatonna in June 2020. His almost 59-year reign of gravedigging has come to an end as he officially retires and hands off the shovel to his grandson, Brandon Bohlman.
Not many people can say they have been digging their way with shovel in hand toward retirement for almost 60 continuous years. Unless you’re Lyle Bohlman of Owatonna. Bohlman has been pitching dirt and digging graves for the past 58 ½ years at area cemeteries throughout Dodge and Steele counties....
As construction on the Preston Veterans Home continues toward a spring completion, officials from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) met with community advocates on January 10 to provide an update and introduce administrator Dave Dunn, who joined MDVA November 9, 2022. “I am...
Submitted Photos Artwork on display at the Kasson Public Library.
The Mantorville Art Guild, which has been closed in January, will be reopening just in time for Valentine’s Day. The gallery will reopen on January 26 with a Valentine’s Day Gallery Reopening and Reception planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5. Stop by...
Photo by Dawn Hallstrom K-M’s Carson Briggs showing good defense vs. Goodhue.
It was rough going for the Byron basketball team last week. On Tuesday, January 17, the Bears lost to Lake City, 63-58. Thursday’s action saw the Goodhue Wildcats outlast the Byron boys, 62-51. Lake City Game: Byron Scoring: Ryan Boyken, 6 points, (2) 3-pointers; Will Brian, 8 points; Dom Cartney,...

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