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Mabel-Canton’s Justin Ward Saddles 26th Place in National Competition


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Agriculture

Justin Ward of Mabel, Minn. took 26th place nationally at the National High School Finals Rodeo steer wrestling competition held July 14-20 in Rock Spring, Wyo. Photo submitted

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 participating in rodeos since third grade, and recently he has saddled some pretty high honors for his years of dedication.

Beginning his rodeo days in elementary school, Ward was part of the Little Britches of Wisconsin Rodeo Association, a non-profit organization that carries the goal of helping children reach their goals, develop their skills and promote good sportsmanship in rodeo. It didn’t take long for Ward to advance to the Wisconsin Junior High Rodeo in sixth grade. Now he is in his fourth year in the High School Rodeo.

The years of experience have definitely paid off, seeing as Ward has won the Wisconsin High School Rodeo champion steer wrestling buckle and saddle during the month of June. The competition was held in Richland Center, Wis.

Because of the win Ward advanced as one of the top four to the Rock Spring, Wyoming National High School Finals Rodeo. Overall, Ward was able to secure 26th place out of 120 participants in the steer wrestling national competition, all of which were competing for the title of national champion. Ward scored times of 6.18 seconds on one run, while scoring 9.52 on another, giving him a final score of 15.70 seconds on two head, which turned out to qualify for 26th place.

“Justin really enjoys the adrenaline rush of jumping off of a horse at 25 miles-per-hour,” said Ward’s mother, Traci.

Preparing for such invigorating events and intense competition is no easy task. In order to prepare Ward practices chute dogging, practicing on a mechanical steer and also does runs on live cattle.

This year’s national finals rodeo consisted of 1,500 competitors from all over the United States, Canada and Australia. They were held July 14-20, 2013. Next year, the national high school finals will once again be held in Rock Spring, Wyo. July 13-19, 2014.
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Delores A. Billmeyer

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Delores A. Billmeyer, age 84, of Mabel, Minnesota died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Delores was born April 29, 1929 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Emil and Hattie (Tessmer) Klankowski. She attended the Duffy ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Paige Elizabeth Wagner

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Paige Elizabeth Wagner Paige Elizabeth Wagner was born on June 24, 2013, to Cody and Jamie Wagner of Mabel, Minn. She weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister Autumn. Paige’s grandparents are Robert ..... 
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City of Mabel Assesses Flood Damage

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on July 10, 2013 at 7 pm. All city council members were present. Carl Westby was present at the meeting to ask about updates on the Cherrywood Drive improvements. Once the easements are determined, the ..... 
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Harold V. Williams

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Harold V. Williams Harold V. Williams, age 80, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel following a brief illness. Harold was born December 14, 1932 in Spring Grove, Minn., to Lloyd and Florence (Tu ..... 
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Winneshiek Medical Center expands Mabel Clinic

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Beginning Monday, July 1, Winneshiek Medical Center’s Mabel Clinic will have expanded hours. Mabel Clinic will be open daily from 7:30 am – 2 pm and offer same day appointments as well as convenient Walk-in Wellness lab testing. Medical directi ..... 
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Curtis Raymond Flak

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Curtis Raymond Flak Curtis Raymond Flak, 87, of Hesper, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Curtis was born on August 9, 1925, at home in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County to Iver and Alisa (Salveson) ..... 
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Arnold “Arnie” Dean Vigeland

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Arnold “Arnie” Dean Vigeland Arnold “Arnie” Dean Vigeland passed away unexpectedly at his home in Prosper, Minn. on July 2, 2013. Arnie was born January 13, 1949 in Spring Grove, Minn. to Arden and Irene (Lysgaard) Vigeland. He attende ..... 
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Maurice J. Dahl

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Maurice J. Dahl Maurice J. Dahl, Sr., age 86, of rural Decorah, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa. Maurice was born May 26, 1927, on the farm in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Bert and Car ..... 
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