Archive for Cokato

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.

Early deadlines Thanksgiving week

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Ad and newspaper deadlines will be 24 hours early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Enterprise Dispatch offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24.

Performance at PAC Nov. 25

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato Arts Association presents: “Six Appeal: Ugly Sweater Party” Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center (4852 Reardon Avenue SW, Cokato). Reserved seating. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, and $8 for youth. At the door, tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for youth. Order tickets online at pac.dc.k12.mn.us or call (320) 286-4120.

Thanksgiving Day dinner at Cokato City Hall

COKATO, MN – A free Thanksgiving dinner will take place at Cokato City Hall Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call LeAnn King at (320) 286-5580. Reservations are appreciated to help with planning, but not required. Everyone is welcome. Served by Purposeful Blessing Ministry.

‘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.

DC Schools respond to message written on bathroom wall

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Dassel-Cokato School District administation sent the following letter to parents Thursday, Nov. 9 in response to a threat written on a wall:
“Dear Parent/Guardian of a
D-C High School or Middle School student:
Wednesday evening we were made aware of a vague, low level threat written on the wall of a high school bathroom which said “People will die 11/10/17.”
Aside from the date, this is the exact phrasing we dealt with in a very similar situation April of 2016.
Unfortunately, this type of incident has become fairly common in schools resulting in unnecessary disruption and angst for students and families. It is important to know that, nationwide, there has never been an act of school violence following a message of the type we are dealing with. 100 percent of the time it has been nothing but a student trying to disrupt the school day and/or get out of school.
Knowing this, we still realize that this kind of message does cause various levels of discomfort for parents and students. In response, we have worked closely with the Wright County Sheriff’s office to verify the low level status of the threat and discuss an appropriate response. Our response, in addition to our normal controlled access and supervision, will be an additional police presence tomorrow.
Another important fact is that there has never been a school shooting when armed law enforcement have been on site. We are confident that the additional police presence will make the day even safer than usual.
Perpetrators, if caught, will be dealt with both by authorities and the school district. We will continue to investigate this and a reward will be paid for any information leading to the conviction of any individuals involved.
Please be assured that we expect our buildings to be safe and secure Friday, November 10.”