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Canton supports Meals on Wheels


Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government



The Canton City Council voted to support the local Meals on Wheels program at their regular meeting on February 10. Mayor Donivee Johnson was present via Skype and Acting Mayor Cindy Shanks led the meeting.

Debbie Betthauser, Senior Services Director for Semcac, was present to ask for the Council’s financial support for the local Meals on Wheels program, which delivers meals to home- bound seniors. She explained that the meals come from a kitchen at the Caledonia United Methodist Church, noting that the church had included a commercial kitchen for the program in their building upgrade. She stated that the program has been paying for some expenses at the church, but not utilities. Due to rising costs, the church has recently asked the program to start contributing $25 per day for the utilities.

Unfortunately, the funds for the additional expense, which totals about $6,800 per year, are not in the program’s budget. Betthauser went on to explain that she had first gone to the Caledonia City Council to ask for help and they had indicated that they would be willing to provide financial support, but asked that she also request support from the other communities served by the program. She added that Canton was the last to be asked and that all of the other communities have agreed to contribute.

The other communities served by this Meals on Wheels program are Caledonia, Eitzen, Spring Grove and Mabel. Betthauser said that she had reviewed the numbers from 2015 and had apportioned the cost according to each town’s percentage of meals served. The percentages broke down as follows:

• Caledonia 30%

• Mabel 27%

• Spring Grove 23%

• Canton 13%

• Eitzen 7%

There are 10-12 meals served per day in Canton. That is about 13% of the total meals served by the program, so Canton’s share of the additional cost would be about $880. Councilor Carl Ernst made a motion to support the Meals on Wheels program and to round up the contribution to $900. The motion was passed unanimously.

Betthauser will report back to the Caledonia City Council on February 22 to confirm that all of the communities are on board. Once she has their final approval, she will send out a letter with the details to each of the communities and request payment.

She thanked the council for their support and added that the program .....
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Kaitlyn Helene Hansen

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Kaitlyn Helene Hansen, age 16, a junior at Fillmore Central High School, from Canton, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 28 near Chatfield from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Kaitlyn was born February 26, 1999 at Children’s Hospi ..... 
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Canton approves fees and designates

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council reviewed the Slate of Designates and fees for 2016 at their regular meeting on January 13. Mayor Donivee Johnson was not present, so councilor Cindy Shanks led the meeting as Acting Mayor. The Slate of Designates was approv ..... 
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Winter concerts at Mabel-Canton a success

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

Aimee Lake, the district business manager, gave the Truth In Taxation presentation at the Mabel-Canton school board meeting on December, 15, 2015. Lake noted that the budget is down -0.9% overall and that it is looking good. Expenditures are curre ..... 
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Chicken ordinance in Canton?

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Chickens were on the agenda at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on December 9. Mayor Donivee Johnson advised the council that Canton resident Julie Pugh has chickens in her backyard. She stated that Ms. Pugh has said that she keeps ..... 
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Canton accepts new sheriff’s contract

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

By Liz Giese The increase in cost of the new contract with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office was discussed at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on November 11. Sheriff Tom Kaase was present at the meeting to explain to the coun ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School accepts donations with gratitude

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton school board met on November 17 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The board congratulated the Mabel-Canton teaching staff, and especially the Special Education Department, for their 100% correction in the Compliance and ..... 
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Gerald “Jerry” Dean Johnson

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Jerry was born in Amherst, Minn. on December 8, 1938. He married Evelyn Malli on August 25, 1956. Jerry, age 76, of Canton, Minn. passed away on November 2, 2015 surrounded by his family at his side. He farmed in Amherst until his retirement, whe ..... 
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Canton discusses stray cats

Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

The issue of stray cats was brought up for discussion at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on October 14. Councilor Charlie Warner raised the issue of stray cats in town. He recently found four kittens near his home and while he provi ..... 
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