KASSON — Katie Harfmann and Matt Allen stood inside the entrance of Kasson-Mantorville Senior High on Friday, each holding a stack of newspapers in their arms. As their fellow classmates walked into school, the two freshmen handed out the second issue of the recently reborn student newspaper, the KoMeTimes.
It’s not the first time the school district has had a student newspaper, but it does look a little different than its most recent predecessor. The former version of the paper was printed once a quarter as part of the Dodge County Independent. Now circulated as its own entity, the student journalists are putting out the news once a month, giving students real-life experience in a professional field as well as a chance to impact their school community.