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A deserved “Day Off” for many


Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Features

Amy Wickett, Laura Hosting, and Leah Austin help with the bean bag tournament during Canton Day Off 2013. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The residents of Canton, Minn. celebrated Canton Day Off from Friday, August 16 until Sunday, August 18, 2013 for the town celebration.

Although the City of Canton may not be large in size, the town hosts a big celebration, Canton Day Off, with residents and visitors enjoying their time off.

A softball tournament got underway on Friday and that evening there was live music at ZZ Tap. The Canton Historical Society held a garage sale on Saturday next to the old depot which the historical society is raising money to renovate. The proceeds from the garage sale will go toward the restoration of the depot. Canton Historical Society members Marlene Wisland, Irene Rice, Dorothy Coons, Bob Coons, and LeRoy Haynes were on hand to share their enthusiasm for restoring the depot along with other members.

A wine tasting was on the schedule for Saturday, and also the beer tent was open for all of those feeling a bit parched. The bean bag tournament was a very popular event with rows of bean bag boards lined up and down a street and bean bags were constantly in mid-air. Volunteers helping with the bean bag tournament Amy Wickett, Laura Hosting, and Leah Austin made sure things ran smoothly.

Canton had a town photo taken during Canton Day Off 2013, which is something unique that will be a cherished memory for the residents of Canton. Charlie Warner took a ride in the bucket of Chad Wangen’s boom truck to obtain the birds-eye photo.

The beer tent was busy all weekend with people sitting down to take a break and also to watch the bean bag tournament going on right next to the beer tent. This was also a great place to grab a bite to eat from one of the many volunteer workers such as Michele Wangen who was selling brats and hot dogs on Saturday. Stateline Karaoke and DJ provided entertainment in the beer tent on Saturday afternoon.

After a long day of contestants cooking the best BBQ possible, judging of the cook-off was finally held at 7p.m. Saturday evening and following the judging the crowd was able to enjoy the fine BBQ items that were prepared.

A Street Dance was held on Saturday evening and a Live Band performed at ZZ Tap.

Assumption Catholic Church held a Meatball Dinner on Sunday which brought a delicious end to Canton Day Off 2013 although undoubtedly many families and friends took the time to spend the rest of the day together enjoying every last .....
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education approves district credit cards

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 20, 2013 at 7p.m. All members were present except Mark Weideman, Todd Metzke, and Chris Hansen. The Summer School Program at the school was a success with almost 30 participants. ..... 
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Canton Liquor Store Will Remain City Property

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris The decision by the city of Canton to retain ownership of the town liquor store, and the plan to close the business, liquidate the remaining inventory, and renovate the structure for future town use, was discussed at the City Counci ..... 
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Mabel-Canton’s Justin Ward Saddles 26th Place in National Competition

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Canton Agriculture

By Mitchell Walbridge If you didn’t get enough of the rodeo or bull riding at the Fillmore County Fair a few weeks ago, you could probably talk to Mabel-Canton High School senior Justin Ward, the son of Doug and Traci Ward. Ward has been particip ..... 
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Sewer Plant Flooding, Response Reviewed in Canton

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris At its July 10 meeting the Canton City Council reviewed reports of recent storms and heavy run-off that created flooding issues at the town’s sewer plant, a situation that will require inspection of local manhole covers. “We act ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Superintendent Moriarty attends last meeting before retirement

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on June 18, 2013 at 7pm. All members were present except for Principal Jeff Nolte and Troy Soiney. The board approved a motion to renew Jeremy Braun’s Speech and Language contract for t ..... 
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BBQ and More at “Canton Day Off”

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris At their monthly meeting on June 12, the Canton City Council learned that a first-ever BBQ Cook-Off is one of the fun events in the planning stages for this summer’s “Canton Day Off,” scheduled for August 16-18, 2013. Other ev ..... 
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Mabel-Canton students visit the State Capitol

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 5th and 6th grade students from Mabel-Canton Schools. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul.

June L. Shanks

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries

June L. Shanks, age 82, of Canton, Minn. died Monday, May 20, 2013 from injuries received in an accident. June was born March 5, 1931 at home in rural West Concord, Minnesota to Wilhelm and Theresa Dohrmann. She graduated from the Pine Isl ..... 
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