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Mabel-Canton prepares to open SAC program


Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel Canton School Board congratulated Cody Ward for competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo. at their regular meeting on July 21, 2015.

The second reading of the MSBA Policy 4427, which affects the workload limits for certain special education teachers, was reviewed and approved. The coaches and advisors for the 2015-16 school year were also approved.

The school business manager, Todd Netzke, updated the board on the 2015-16 budget. He stated that the budget looks good and it appears that the school will come in under budget in the coming year. Board member Jane Hall questioned if the speech therapy time alloted for will go down in the next year. Superintendent Jennifer Backer said that she was in contact with the teacher and believed that the time needed for students would most likely decrease in the coming year.

The district bills were approved after review by the board.

There was no interim administrator report from Michelle Weidemann, as she was absent from the meeting.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer reported that all the MDE reports have been completed, thanks to the office staff. The Civil Rights Compliance Review report came in with only minor changes to be made around the school, such as padding under sinks so individuals with wheelchairs won’t bump their knees, enlarging the handicapped parking spots, putting specific posters up at the school, etc. The changes need to be completed and submitted for review by December 1, 2015.

Enrollment numbers for the 2015-16 school year are holding steady.

The 2015-16 student handbook was reviewed. The school will be stopping the snack cart service, but will continue to offer milk break. The student dress code will be reviewed with the staff and enforced in the coming year. The finalized handbook was approved.

It was noted that the school only receives funds for approved applications for the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program.

The board discussed the final reading of the SAC handbook. Board member Jane Hall asked that the billing procedures be clarified. Crystal Adkins suggested switching from monthly bills to bi-weekly which would be more budget friendly for the families registered in the program. It was also decided that bills will be sent on the 15th and 30th of each month, and a late fee of $10 will be assessed if payment is not .....
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Street repairs in Canton

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Plans were made for street repairs at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on July 8. Jon Nordsving, city maintenance employee, had gotten a quote for repairing many of the streets in Canton. The estimate was $26,500 for about 60% of ..... 
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Norma Dahl

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Norma Dahl, 91, of Canton, Minn., died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Norma was born on March 13, 1924 in Houston County, Minn. to Gilbert and Emma (Traaen) Vick. She and ..... 
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Mabel-Canton “flips” elementary math

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on June 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. The minutes from the May 19, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with no changes. The district expressed their gratitude to the cust ..... 
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New water meters for Canton

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

New water meters were on the agenda at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on June 10. The council has previously discussed the need for new meters as the type currently in use are no longer being made and cannot be repaired since parts ..... 
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1: April 6 By Hannah Nolte and Devin Nelson Mabel Canton High School’s senior class woke up much earlier than the rest of the world on Monday, April 6, right after Easter. We were supposed to be in the gym by four in the morning to get our ..... 
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Cheryle Jean Linnane

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Cheryle Jean (Noecker) Linnane, beloved wife and mother, passed away suddenly in her Bluffton home on May 17, 2015. She was born in Decorah, Iowa to Clifford and Eunice (Vail) Noecker on July 17, 1945. She attended Decorah schools and then married L ..... 
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Sheriff Kaase visits Canton

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase introduced himself at the beginning of the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on May 13. After sharing a bit about his background, Sheriff Kaase discussed his plans for the future stating, “I don’t f ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Preparing for college

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

For many high school seniors they believe that they know what to expect when they go off and start their new life in college. This is not normally the case due to the fact that in high school many things are different, such as the fact that the stud ..... 
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