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Mabel-Canton Schools thankful for donations


Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 16, 2014 for a Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:30 p.m. immediately followed by a regular meeting. All board members were present.

Several community members attended the Truth in Taxation meeting. The school district business manager, Todd Lechtenburg gave the presentation. A deficit in the amount of approximately $38,000 is currently projected and he will have updated numbers on the budget in January or February. The board approved the maximum levy.

The minutes from the November 11, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved with one correction.

The board wished the staff, students, and community members of the Mabel-Canton school district happy holidays.

The board approved the hiring of Heather Kleiboer as the Yearbook co-advisor for the school year of 2014-2015.

Two donations were accepted. Kimberlie and Matthew Dillon gave $100 designated for the band department and Helen Kahn-Williams gave $500 towards the high school science department to be used for field trips, curriculum, and supplies. The board expressed their appreciation and wished to thank the individuals for their generosity.

Lechtenburg noted that after he’s finished with the 2015 budget in January or February of next year, he will begin working on the budget for 2016. The current budget presentation was approved by the board.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were reviewed. Board member Jane Hall pointed out that Schmidt Bus Services has effectively voided the terms of their contract with the school district by not invoicing monthly as agreed upon. Superintendent Jennifer Backer stated that there have been monthly meetings held with the bus service to work on this issue as it affects the school’s budget. She emphasized that the district needs to be sure to be ethical in their dealings with Schmidt’s. The last meeting was very productive with Schmidt’s agreeing to provide a paper copy of their bus routes to the school by January 1. The possibility of dropping the fourth route to save the district money was raised at the meeting, but Schmidt’s offered to waive the fuel surcharge instead which was a much better option for the school.

The district bills and electronic fund transfers were approved by the board.

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Canton rolls out garbage totes

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

A new plan for waste removal in Canton was discussed and approved at the December 10 meeting of the Canton city council. Mayor Donivee Johnson reported that Richards Sanitation is willing to pick up recycling for $3.00 per month and to allow the ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Fascinations

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Why do we as people become thoroughly enthralled in sports? This obsession has become a huge money making industry. According to Forbes(2014) the average NFL team is worth 1.43 billion. Most people don’t think twice about this. They love to watc ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: It is the giving season

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Have you done your good deed for the day? If not, you can stop by the Mabel-Canton High School Gym and pick out an ornament off the Christmas in Fillmore County tree! The ornaments have pictures on them of gifts that are needed. O ..... 
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Remembering those lost

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Everything changed for the families of 26 people on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Early in the morning while Sandy Hook Elementary School was in session, a 20 year old man named Adam Lanza, shot his way into the school. The police be ..... 
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Mabel-Canton school board discusses deficit, enrollment

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on November 18, 2014 at 7 pm. Board members Jane Hall and Troy Soiney were not present. The official results of the November 4th election for school board members were read by Mary Pat Kuhn. Cristal Adki ..... 
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Historic Lenora Church invites people to special service of Thanksgiving

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Canton Faith & Worship

The historic Lenora United Methodist Church in the small Fillmore County Village of Lenora will be the place to be on November 23 at 7 p.m. The lamps will be lit and the wood stove will give off heat in the old 1860’s era church building as peopl ..... 
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Canton canvasses election results

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The election results for the City of Canton were canvassed by the City Council at their regular meeting on November 12. Mayor Donivee Johnson read the election results, stating that there were 171 registered voters, with 18 registering on Election ..... 
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Canton opens new Government Center

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

October brought an exciting change for Canton, as the new Government Center was opened. Virtually unrecognizable as the old liquor store, the updated building now has a handicap accessible entrance on the side of the building, an office and counter ..... 
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