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Mabel-Canton student receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present. Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza were also present at the meeting.

The minutes from the March 18, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved.

The district wished to thank the people of Mabel and Canton for their support and generosity that was displayed during the annual Senior Turkey Dinner The Senior Class served over 1,900 people during the dinner that was held on March 30, 2014.

The board wished to congratulate the girls’ high school bowling team on coming in first in the conference and being conference tournament champions. They received a plaque which Cristal Adkins presented to the school district.

Sara Vettleson-Trutza was recently awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service award. She received a letter from President Obama in addition to a certificate. Vettleson-Trutza has spent many hours volunteering at Noah’s Bark dog shelter in Canton and at the Mabel Lutheran Church.

Abigail Hanson, a Mabel-Canton senior, won the Fillmore County Journal writing project.

The board reviewed and approved the 2014-15 school district calendar. The board also approved designating Christ Hansen to the Electronic Fund Transfers.

Todd Lechtenberg, Mabel-Canton’s business manager, reviewed the 2013-14 budget with the board and noted that there weren’t many changes to the budget since the last school board meeting. The board will see more cuts to the budget at the May 20 meeting.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were approved.

Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza gave their report to the board. Vettleson-Trutza noted that the atmosphere at the school is currently different than normal due to the seniors being on their class trip to Washington D.C.

Principal Nolte stated that several students chose not to go on the senior class trip. He recommended that, over the next few months, the board members review the current guidelines for seniors who do not go on the class trip and revise them as necessary.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer reported that the enrollment numbers for the school district are stable. She also noted that, on April 9, Governor Dayton passed the anti-bullying law. Memorandums will be added to the student handbook as necessa .....
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Mabel-Canton student receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present. Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza were also present at the meeting. The minutes from the March 18, 2014 board meeting were revi ..... 
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P & Z recommends broadening use possibilities for existing buildings in Ag District

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Government

The Fillmore County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the use of existing buildings in the Ag District (604.03 #13) at their April 10 meeting. Number 13 under Conditional Uses in the Ag District read as follows: “Commercial and Industr ..... 
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Canton moves forward with spring projects

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council took a walk down the street to the old liquor store building at the beginning of the April 9 meeting to take a look at the current state of the building and discuss plans for rebuilding now that the weather is improving. Th ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - Motorcycles

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Did you know? Did you know, in Minnesota, that up to 60 percent of motorcycle crashes involve only the single vehicle? Motorcycle use is at an all-time high and the two primary factors involved when they crash are “driver inexperience” and “sp ..... 
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Spring water, signs and new brochures highlight Whalan’s April council meeting

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

Signs of spring were on the agenda at last Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Whalan City Council. One of those signs was concern about melting snow running where it probably shouldn’t; another was an effort underway to inform more people abou ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts annual update

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

F. Mike Tuohy, representing the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) volunteer committee, addressed the city council at their April 14 meeting. He started the annual report with this big question. Where are we at with the Minnesota bonding bill? The a ..... 
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Celebrate World Red Corss Day by donating blood

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL. Minn. — World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. The American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to support these h ..... 
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Rushford Village may see road petition

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

April 1, the Rushford Village Council unanimously passed a 10-year plan for maintenance of several currently paved roadways following a carefully engineered survey of all of the city’s gravel, asphalt, and concrete roads. The council had previously ..... 
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