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Kasson-Mantorville elementary school loses power

KASSON — Another Monday, another problem for Kasson-Mantorville Schools.

Last winter, enough snow fell during several Mondays in a row that school often had to be canceled or delayed. K-M Superintendent Mark Matuska said he almost began to dread the day.

Today, with summer vacation only a few days away, another problem forced it to cancel all pre=school through fourth grade classes.

On Friday, a transformer blew, knocking out power. The transformer, which serves only the elementary and community education buildings, had problems a few weeks ago but the city thought it had fixed it, he said.

Sparks, however, began to fly again Friday, and the school lost power. All of the 850 to 900 students, as well as staff, were bused to the middle school for the final hour of school. They avoided that part of the school when they were taken out of the building, he said.


Today, the younger students missed out on programs for parents and grandparents though middle and high school students still had school, Matuska said.

Early today, another transformer was scheduled to be put in so students can hold the final two days of school, he said. He said everything should be ready on Tuesday.

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