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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 foresee any big changes that people are going to notice much.” He then invited the council to ask questions. Mayor Donivee Johnson asked about the schedule for coverage of Canton and stated that she’d like to see it stay the way it is, with a few deputies covering the town rather than rotating through all the deputies in the county. Kaase responded that shift rotations had been switched to every three months, rather than four, but there would be no change to the hours covered and the same three individuals would continue to cover Canton at this time. He added that they are a small department with a great staff and there are reasons that it may be beneficial to move the deputies around at times, such as to rejuvenate them and to keep them happy.

A few other questions were addressed and the city’s law enforcement contract was shared. The contract has not been updated since 2007 and will be reviewed for revision in the fall.

Other business

Mayor Johnson stated that the 2014 Edition of the Minnesota Basic Code of Ordinances was received and would need to be compared to the current ordinances. She did not believe there would be a lot of changes, but stated that it is time to address snowmobiles and recreational vehicles.

City Clerk Lolly Melander gave out copies of the updated employee handbook job descriptions, including certification and license requirements, for the council to review and approve.

Jon Nordsving, head of city maintenance, informed the council that the quote for snow bars on Town Hall was $5,200 from Lifetime Gutters. There was no estimate for repairing the eaves troughs, but Nordsving said that Lifetime would need to do it since they are the only ones with the old style of clamps that match those currently on the building. The council approved a motion to go forward with the repairs to Town Hall.

The fire department requested that there be a charge for city resident fires at a rate of $350 for the first hour and $200 for every hour after that. Nordsving clarified that this is the current rate for the township and that there has been no charge within the city. Mayor Johnson noted that the city has not .....
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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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Mabel-Canton accepts donations for State Capitol field trip

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on May 19, 2015 at 7 pm. Board members Cristal Adkins, Jane Hall, and Mark Weidemann were not present at the meeting. The minutes from the April 21, 2015 meeting were reviewed and ..... 
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Faith Delaine Lingbeck

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Faith Delaine Lingbeck, 80, of Springfield, Mo., passed from this life Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born November 25, 1934, to Ogden and Lillian (Russell) Casterton in Canton, Minn. She grew up and attended sc ..... 
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DGA Spring Fling Pasture Walk, Thursday, May 21

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Canton Features

Spring Fling Pasture Walk will be held Thursday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bonnie and Vance Haugen’s Springside Farm, Canton, Minn. Topics will be forage budgeting, in addition to grass, legume, and weed identification. On-farm examples ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Rare, spectacular and under-recognized

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

There are billions of inhabitants on this earth with many amazing abilities and talents. Yet most people know of only a few or none of these creatures. We get so caught up in our lives that we rarely stop to think about who we are sharing our plane ..... 
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, May 4th, 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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Mabel-Canton gathering information for SAC program

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Canton All

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on April 21st, 2015 at 7 pm. All board members were present. The minutes from the March 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board. Chairperson Cristal Adkins ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Growing Up in a Small Town

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Dear residents of 55954, Being a senior in high school and graduating next month, I have had a lot of time reflect on my years at Mabel-Canton. There has always the ups and the downs, and I realize now that the ups outweigh the ..... 
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