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Enrollment numbers up for Mabel-Canton School District


Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 17th, 2014 at 7 pm. All board members were present.

The minutes from the January 12th and 28th, 2015 meetings were reviewed and approved.

Minnesota School Board Recognition Week is February 16-20, 2015. The dedication and care that the Mabel-Canton school board has shown for the district is appreciated.

A $20 donation from Troy and Trisha Soiney designated for technology use was accepted. The donation was greatly appreciated by the district.

The Mabel Business Association donated $11,890.00 towards the water storage tank for the school. Board member Chris Loppnow abstained from the vote to accept the donation as she’s a member of the association. The board thanked the association for their generous donation.

The school business manager, Todd Netzke, presented the final revised budget for 2015. Superintendent Jennifer Backer noted that the budget was several months early and that Netzke is on top of his game. The projected end of year balance is $48,619. Backer will have a Powerpoint presentation of the budget ready for viewing at the March school board meeting. The 2016 budget will be prepared for the June school board meeting.

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

Student representative, senior Sara Vettleson-Trutza presented her report of student happenings to the board. The playoffs are coming up and students are preparing for them along with the senior class trip. The school recently had a special burrito bar for lunch, which was enjoyed by all the students.

Dean of Students Michelle Weidemann was unable to attend the meeting, so Superintendent Backer gave Weidemann’s report for her. In recent years, several senior class students have opted out of the senior class trip. The Mabel-Canton faculty discussed ways to encourage attendance. They also suggested assigning a project involving researching daily points of interest on the trip itinerary to students who choose not to go. A final decision has not been made at this time.

Weidemann wished to congratulate Mabel-Canton student Jonathan Smith for placing 12th in the spelling bee in Rochester.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer was pleased to report that the current enrollment number is 248 which is up from 240 at the end of 2014. She hop .....
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Journal Writing Project: Cell Phones for Soldiers

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Do you have some newer or gently used cell phones you don’t use anymore just lying in a drawer at your house? The Mabel-Canton National Honor Society is doing another service project called Cell Phones for Soldiers. With this program, you can br ..... 
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Canton seeks Green Community Grant

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

The City of Canton will be applying for the Rockwell-Collins Green Community Grant, which provides up to $2,500 for a community project that is green and environmentally friendly. An estimate for the proposed project was reviewed at the regular m ..... 
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CANTON TOWNSHIP ROCK BIDS

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Canton Legals

CANTON TOWNSHIP ROCK BIDS The Canton Township Board will accept quotes on crushed rock which meets state specifications. Quotes are to be on a per yard basis, delivered, spread and picked up as needed. Quotes are to be sent or delivered to the Tow ..... 
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Canton City Hall reconstruction leaves reminders of the past

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Canton Progress Edition

Canton City Hall has a new look, thanks to the efforts of Canton’s City Council, city employees Lolly Melander (City Clerk/Treasurer) and Jon Nordsving (Public Works Director), and various local businesses over the course of last year. The proj ..... 
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Canton sets designations and fees for 2015

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

New council member Charlie Warner and returning council member Ross Duckett were sworn into office at the year’s first meeting of the Canton City Council on January 14. Annual designations were approved with no changes from 2014. The official n ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Empathy and why we have it

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Empathy, the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.(Dictionary.com 2014) Many people know and understand what empathy is. But have you ever wondered why we have empathy? Is it ..... 
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Jon Howard Elliott

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Jon Howard Elliott, age 64 of Canton, Minn., died Friday, Jan 9, 2015 in Rochester, Minn. Memorial Services will be at a later date. Jon was born October 29, 1950 to Gordon and Thelma (McCabe) Elliott in Preston, Minnesota. He attended Harmony H ..... 
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9. The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the City Council meeting in May and a p ..... 
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