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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 for the weekend. Events begin on Friday with a BBQ competition, Bingo and the band Magnum Music playing at the beer tent. On Saturday, Main Street will be closed for the Bean Bag Tournament, to be followed by BBQ judging, a Kids Talent Show at the Mitson Museum, and the band CherryGun playing at the Fest Tent in the evening. On Sunday, the Assumption Catholic Church Meatball Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Go-Cart Racing will start at 1 p.m. at the Canton Speedway.

The complete schedule of events can be found at www.cantondayoff.com or on the Canton Day Off Facebook page.

Cheerleading at town hall

Mabel resident Sunshine Norby, recently featured as a KTTC AmaZING Woman, was present at the meeting to ask about using the town hall as the practice location for a competitive cheerleading program she has started last April. She explained that cheerleading has been a long time passion of hers. She now has two daughters involved in the sport, however she has had to take them to one of the bigger cities, such as Decorah or Rochester, to participate and the cost is high.

To allow her daughters to continue and to pursue her passion for the sport, she has started a local non-profit competitive cheerleading program called Glitter Athletics Cheer. The program is open to ages 4-18 and she currently has 18 athletes. Norby, with the help of her daughter, teaches cheer motions, jumps, stunts and dance, and the team participates in competitions. She is CPR certified, Cheer Safety certified in stunts and tumbling, and has liability insurance to cover the practices and events. A typical cost for this type of program in the larger cities in the area is $125/month and she has brought it to Mabel for $45/month. The fees go toward the cost of mats, insurance and registration fees for competitions.

Norby is currently using the Mabel-Canton School for practices, but this becomes difficult during the school year and often requires a lot of extra time and work to prepare the space for each practice. She had looked into other spaces, but had yet to find anywhere within her budget that met he .....
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Clean up in Canton

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

By Liz Giese The Canton City Council addressed concerns about junk in the yards of multiple residences at their regular meeting on July 13. Mayor Donivee Johnson advised the council that a second notice was sent by the city attorney to Crystal Sc ..... 
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Variance granted in Canton

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

By Liz Giese The Canton City Council held a public meeting for a variance request immediately before their regular meeting on June 8. At the council’s May meeting, Rob Roy Kelly and Mary Hoffman were present to ask about a building permit and a ..... 
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Canton Fire Department upgrades

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council discussed potential upgrades for the Fire Department at their regular meeting on May 11. Sheriff Tom Kaase was present at the meeting to propose new radios for the fire department. He explained that local law enforcement a ..... 
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Water tower projects in Canton

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

Projects involving the water tower were up for discussion at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on April 13. Jon Nordsving, lead city maintenance employee, reported that there is still a water leak. He was able to locate the leak, how ..... 
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Canton supports Meals on Wheels

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council voted to support the local Meals on Wheels program at their regular meeting on February 10. Mayor Donivee Johnson was present via Skype and Acting Mayor Cindy Shanks led the meeting. Debbie Betthauser, Senior Services Di ..... 
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Canton approves fees and designates

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council reviewed the Slate of Designates and fees for 2016 at their regular meeting on January 13. Mayor Donivee Johnson was not present, so councilor Cindy Shanks led the meeting as Acting Mayor. The Slate of Designates was approv ..... 
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Chicken ordinance in Canton?

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Chickens were on the agenda at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on December 9. Mayor Donivee Johnson advised the council that Canton resident Julie Pugh has chickens in her backyard. She stated that Ms. Pugh has said that she keeps ..... 
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Canton accepts new sheriff’s contract

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

By Liz Giese The increase in cost of the new contract with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office was discussed at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on November 11. Sheriff Tom Kaase was present at the meeting to explain to the coun ..... 
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