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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present.

The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change.

Chairperson Cristal Adkins noted that Minnesota’s graduation rates are continuing to rise and are currently at 81%. The dedication of those that work in the education system and the support of community members in the state of Minnesota can be attributed to the rising numbers.

The board wished to thank the Mabel Business Association for hosting the “Dueling Pianos” event held on March 14. There was a huge show of support from the community for the event and the donations and proceeds will benefit the school district. Superintendent Jennifer Backer attended the event and was blown away by the community’s support for the school district. She said she is very thankful to be a part of a district that takes care of its kids so well.

The board approved unpaid leave of absence for Tricia Soiney on March 26-27, 2015 and for Lisa Halverson on April 20-21, 2015. Troy Soiney abstained from the vote for Tricia Soiney’s leave.

An anonymous donation in the amount of $80 for technology device use was accepted and appreciated by the board.

The resignation of the boys basketball B-Team coach, Doug Ward, was accepted pending a suitable replacement. The board also approved a motion for non-renewal of the agriculture teacher, Roger Lamm’s contract pending a suitable replacement.

The school business manager, Todd Netzke updated the board members on the current budget. He noted that federal, state, and Special Ed aid are all coming in slower than normal. This is the case in all the school districts for which he works. He is anticipating that more payments should come in this month which will make March’s budget look better than February’s. Even with the aid being slower than usual, he stated that February’s budget is tracking well. The total amount of expenditures for the fiscal year is currently sitting at around $140,000 less than this same time last year.

Simone Bolin from Hiawatha Valley Education District, which is the special ed co-op to which Mabel-Canton belongs, spoke at the meeting to update the board on the budget and services provided to the district by the co-op. She distributed a list of al .....
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Standardizing the World

By Stephanie Phillips

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

For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the gover ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Camera obscura

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Camera is latin for room, and obscura is latin for dark.(cameraobscura.co.uk, 2014) Basically it’s where an outside image is projected into a room upside down. It’s actually something very simple and easy to make. You could make one in your ow ..... 
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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 Februa ..... 
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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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