Archive for Jenny Von Ohlen

Dassel-Cokato School Board officially welcomes Engh

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – During a fast meeting Monday evening, Andy Engh was sworn in as the newest member of the Dassel-Cokato School Board, taking over a vacancy left by a resignation earlier in the school year.

Read about other school board business in the Nov. 17 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Dassel-Cokato Schools Superintendent Jeff Powers led incoming school board member Andy Engh through the oath of office during the board’s Nov. 13 meeting.

Dassel-Cokato Schools Superintendent Jeff Powers led incoming school board member Andy Engh through the oath of office during the board’s Nov. 13 meeting.

Cokato fire and ambulance get ready for new fire hall

COKATO, MN – With the new Cokato fire and ambulance station just a month away from being substantially completed, the departments are starting to plan out what they will be moving over to the new station and what will need to be purchased.

Read the full story in the Nov. 17 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Cokato Fire Chief Hutch Erickson informed the council of a generator the fire department would like to donate to Dassel’s Fire Relief, and of interior supplies it plans to purchase once the fire and ambulance hall is completed. Department funds would be used to purchase these items.

Cokato Fire Chief Hutch Erickson informed the council of a generator the fire department would like to donate to Dassel’s Fire Relief, and of interior supplies it plans to purchase once the fire and ambulance hall is completed. Department funds would be used to purchase these items.

‘Cinderella’ is this year’s DCHS fall musical

DCHS senior Ethan Langemo plays Prince Topher in “Cinderella,” and rides off stage on his magestic steed “Buttercup” several times throughout the show.

DCHS senior Ethan Langemo plays Prince Topher in “Cinderella,” and rides off stage on his magestic steed “Buttercup” several times throughout the show.

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – A girl who sits among the cinders, a difficult step-family, a royal ball, and a glass slipper.

Sound familar?

The Dassel-Cokato High School (DCHS) Fall Musical cast and crew are busy working to bring the classic fairy tale of “Cinderella” to life.

The musical’s showtimes are as follows:

• Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., and

• Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for youth (18 and younger).

While the story of Cinderella is well-known, DCHS theatrical director James Moen said this stage version does have a few differences.

Read the full story in the Nov. 10 of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Mentorship program expands to Dassel Elementary

DASSEL, MN – American actor, director, and producer Denzel Washington once stated, “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living — if you do it well, I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.”

While the thought of having an adult support and lead you through life’s journey may seem like a nice idea, for some people it never gets beyond that.

A nice idea.

The Litchfield Area Mentoring Program (LAMP) was founded to combat this very void within the local area.

Read the full story in the Nov. 10 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Gerome and Donovan (center) were so excited to see their lunch buddies, Chuck and Marlene Schrum, return to have lunch with them at Lake Ripley Elementary.Gerome and Donovan (center) were so excited to see their lunch buddies, Chuck and Marlene Schrum, return to have lunch with them at Lake Ripley Elementary.Gerome and Donovan (center) were so excited to see their lunch buddies, Chuck and Marlene Schrum, return to have lunch with them at Lake Ripley Elementary.

Gerome and Donovan (center) were so excited to see their lunch buddies, Chuck and Marlene Schrum, return to have lunch with them at Lake Ripley Elementary.

PHOTO GALLERY: Trick-or-treaters show Halloween ‘spirit’

PHOTO GALLERY – The Enterprise Dispatch had quite a few trick-or-treaters stop by Halloween night, Oct. 31. Click here to see the full gallery. Select images will appear in the Nov. 3 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

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New Halloween escape room gets visited by the ghosts of Cokato’s past

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Museum is getting into the “spirit” of Halloween with its third Escape Room, “A Haunted Cokato History.”

Running now through Saturday, Nov. 4, the game’s plot begins on “a dark stormy night — or something like that,” when participants notice the museum’s doors have been left wide open at 11:55 p.m. Venturing inside to ensure nothing is amiss, the players find themselves locked in with only an hour to solve a series of puzzles to figure out who shut the door, and how they can escape.

Read the full story in the Oct. 20 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Mandy Erickson and Dori Kimball work together to solve one of the three puzzles in the Halloween-themed Escape Room, “A Haunted Cokato History,” while a ghost (played by Rhea Langemo) looks on.

Mandy Erickson and Dori Kimball work together to solve one of the three puzzles in the Halloween-themed Escape Room, “A Haunted Cokato History,” while a ghost (played by Rhea Langemo) looks on.