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Mabel-Canton School preps for upcoming school year


Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Mabel Government

At their August 16 meeting, the Mabel-Canton School Board approved the hiring of elementary teacher Laura Vatland, paraprofessional Kim Underbakke, music teacher Kimberly Svanoe, and paraprofessional and SAC coordinator Amanda Jensen, all for the 2016-17 school year. They also accepted the resignation of music teacher Katie Larson effective immediately and thanked her for her time at the Mabel-Canton School District.

Donations in the amount of $350 from First Lutheran Church for student-based needs, $5,000 from Mabel Telephone Coop for technology use in the classrooms, $80 from Rockwell Collins on behalf of and in memory of Anna Cook, and $50 from Allan Sather in memory of Gudron Storhoff to be used for the 5th grade class were accepted with gratitude from the board.

The 2016-17 current budget was reviewed and approved by the board as well as the payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers.

Hiawatha Valley Education District’s new executive director Deb Marcotte distributed a handout to the board members detailing HVED’s strategic plan for the 2015-16 school year and how it was implemented, along with changes that will be made to the plan for the upcoming school year. Several of the focuses of HVED are organization and communication which will include monthly meetings and newsletters. A MTSS or Multi-Tiered System of Supports program was recently implemented and will have two meetings a year, one in October and the other in April, to review and discuss what works for each school district partnered with HVED. The goal is to have HVED and the districts it serves learn from each other.

HVED piloted an online digital curriculum called Odysseyware last year and will be making it available to all districts this year. The curriculum is for K-12 students and can be used by teachers for their classrooms. The program is adaptive and updated regularly. “We’re really doing good things,” Marcotte concluded, adding that she hopes to see HVED continue to serve school districts well.

Dean of students Michelle Weidemann was able to attend a 504 training earlier in the day along with several teachers. She explained that a 504 is different from an IEP in that it focuses more on making accommodations for children with physical, mental, or medical challenges. “There was a lot of really good information at the meeting,” she noted.

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Rushford Village to hold hearing; informational meeting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Tuesday, August 16 Rushford Village meeting was a brisk 32 minutes and was continued, rather than adjourned, to the next meeting. At that time, the council will host a public broadband informational meeting at the request of AcenTek, as well as ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approves contract, wages, upgrades, and purchases

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

The Monday, August 15 R-P School Board Meeting was notably limited in size with directors Julie Koop, Dean Mierau, and Taylor Peterson absent. The one-and-a-half hour meeting presented several items of typical summer housekeeping, including reading ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in All Government

• Monday, August 22, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, August 22, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, August 22, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, August 23, Fillmore ..... 
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Meet the interim auditor/treasurer

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Carrie Huffman was appointed by the county board of commissioners on June 7 to serve as the interim auditor/treasurer. She will serve as A/T until the end of the elected term of Shirl Boelter, who resigned on May 31. Kristina Kohn, Human Resources ..... 
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Spring Valley hires EMTs, sets public hearing

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, August 8, 2016. Members were in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and Preliminary Acc ..... 
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Wykoff sets date for personnel issues

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met on August 8 in regular session. Members in attendance were Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, and Megan Lund. The agenda showed “No minutes to approve, no bills to approve, no Treasurer’s report to appr ..... 
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Harmony Council approves feasibility study for street and utility project

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Utility Committee asked that the Harmony City Council accept their recommendation to conduct a feasibility study for the potential street and utility project at the council’s August 9 meeting. The project would cover 2nd Ave. SW from 3rd St. ..... 
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Canton Day Off this weekend

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

Plans for Canton Day Off were confirmed at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on August 10. The annual Canton Day Off celebration will be held this weekend, August 19-21. Council member Cindy Shanks reported that everything was ready f ..... 
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