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Canton plans for big “Day Off”


Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

Every five years Canton’s “Day Off” explodes into a three day celebration that consumes the entire town. “It’s going to be big,” said Acting Mayor Cindy Shanks at the February 12 Canton City Council meeting as she went over the plans already well in the works for this year’s big celebration.

This year’s Canton “Day Off” celebration is planned for August 15-17. Festivities include a Raiders Prom, complete with Grand March, on Friday night, and the Raiders Dash, a 5K Run/Walk planned for Saturday. The weekend’s activities will also include an all school reunion, softball tournament, BBQ/chili cook-offs, a beer tent, semi show and tractor ride, kids’ games, live bands, dances and fireworks. The parade will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Water Temperatures

Also up for discussion was the recent concern about water temperatures and whether Canton residents should be running water to prevent pipes from freezing. City Engineer Jon Nordsving stated that he has been regularly checking the water temperatures in different locations around town. As of the February City Council meeting he had only found one instance of tap water at the danger point of 40 degrees. He will continue to monitor the water temperatures around town and stated that Canton residents with concerns can contact him to check their water.

In other Council business

A rate increase for the municipal work of City Attorney Richard Nethercut was approved.

Discussion about the new EPA rules for back-up generators and the decision of whether to “Opt-In” or “Opt-Out” of the Tri-County Electric Peak Alert program was tabled until the next meeting.

Progress on the old liquor store building was at a temporary standstill pending better weather. The interior walls had been removed, but the floor and ceiling were revealed to need a lot of work. Warmer temperatures are needed for further evaluation to take place to plan the next steps.

Due to a member’s medical leave, the next meeting of the Canton City Council was changed to Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m.
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Birth Announcement - Macey Mae Richardson

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Bill and Carla Richardson of Canton, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Macey Mae. She was born on January 10, 2014. Macey weighed 8 lbs. 11.8 oz. and was 21 inches long. Waylon and Cayson welcome home their baby sister. Gran ..... 
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Leona M. Stortz

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Leona M. Stortz, age 84, of Canton, Minn., died Sunday, February, 2, 2014 at the Shorewood Commons Assisted Living in Rochester, Minn. Leona was born February 26, 1929 on the family farm in rural Lime Springs, Iowa to George and Celia (Kuhn) Frana ..... 
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Canton makes progress of previous liquor store building

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Canton Progress Edition

In 2013 the City of Canton made a decision to retain ownership of the city’s municipal liquor store with plans to close the business and use the building for other purposes. The city’s plan was to liquidate the remaining inventory and renovate th ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board expresses thanks to many

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 17, 2013 immediately following the Truth in Taxation meeting. All members were present. The minutes from the November 19, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to than ..... 
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Jeff Ryan voted onto Mabel-Canton School Board

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The minutes from the October 15, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to congratulate Belle Sand on being named to the All-State Volleyball Team for 2013. It was also noted that the Veterans Day Program held at Mabel-Can ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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Hanlon D. “Press” Prestby

Tue, Oct 15th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Hanlon D, “Press” Prestby, 84, of Canton, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN. Hanlon was born March 26, 1929 to Hans and Marion (Oseth) Prestby, in Deer Park, WI. He moved at the age of 1 to a farm near Thief Rivers ..... 
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500th career victory for Mabel-Canton volleyball coach

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Sports

On September 3 2013, the Mabel-Canton Cougar volleyball team took the court and played SEC foe Houston. The Cougars dispatched with the ‘Canes 3-0 in work-woman-like fashion. But the night was bigger than just competition. With the win, Cougar hea ..... 
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