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Mabel-Canton’s Sumdog Math Competition participants win meet

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney and Mark Weidemann. Principal Jeff Nolte was also absent.

The minutes from the January 21, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved.

The board wished to congratulate the students who took part in Sumdog’s Southeast Minnesota Math Contest. Forty-one Mabel-Canton school students answered a total of 15,084 questions correctly making Mabel-Canton the overall winner and a daily winner in the contest. The contest took place online from January 24-30. Four Mabel-Canton students placed in the top 10 out of 672 total contestants.

February 17-21 is Minnesota School Board recognition week. The Mabel-Canton school district extended its thanks to the school board for their service and commitment to the staff and students.

The board reviewed and considered the second reading of Policy 714 regarding the fund balance. They also considered the approval of the Public Data Request Form. The request form will allow community members to go through the proper channels to receive information about the school district.

The board reviewed the financial report. The district’s business manager, Todd Lechtenberg presented the part of the budget that was finished ahead of schedule. The rest of the budget will be presented at the March 2014 meeting. The projected revenue is less than originally anticipated, but Lechtenberg will be working to increase the district’s revenue to improve the budget.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were approved.

Student representatives, Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza, were not present at the meeting, but did meet with Superintendent Jennifer Backer earlier in the day to discuss student happenings.

Superintendent Backer stated that she’s pleased with the student/staff connections and overall climate at the school. There is good collaboration between teachers to ensure that each student receives the attention and intervention they need. Backer also reported that there is good communication among the staff and students at the school.

The current enrollment number for the school district is 257 which is average for this time of year.

The board nominated and approved Chris Loppnow as the MSHSL Representative, and Jeff Rein as the Community Educati .....
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Free women’s health seminar to be held at Mabel Community Center

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

As a woman, are you searching for more information about your unique health care needs? Are you interested in improving your quality of life in the new year? To learn more about specific women’s health issues and solutions, plan to attend the free ..... 
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Mabel City Council presented with standpipe project bids

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on February 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. Council members Susan Amunrud and Terry Torkelson were not present. Sean Welty and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering presented the council with the bids for the standpipe project. The last ..... 
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Dennis M. Corson

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dennis M. Corson, 66, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of the Hesper area died Saturday, February 1, at Sartori Hospital. He was born December 17, 1947, in Boone, Iowa the son of Ernest and Charlotte (Clink) Corson. He attended Mabel High School an ..... 
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In the Service - Jacoby S. Bigalk

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Air Force Airman Jacoby S. Bigalk graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air F ..... 
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Mabel-Canton student representatives give report

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on January 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney. The minutes from the December 17, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The consent agenda was approved. It included ap ..... 
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Mabel’s Winneshiek Medical Center expands hours

By Angie Rodenburg

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

The Mabel Clinic has recently undergone some positive changes. Thanks to the clinic partnering with Winneshiek Medical Center, they have been able to expand their hours of operation to better meet the needs of Mabel residents and surrounding towns. ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board expresses thanks to many

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel 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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Journal Writing Project: The New Year

By Kaysie Kerns

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

It’s hard for me to believe that another year has come and gone and it is almost 2014. I can’t help but wonder where the year went. As I recall the year, I looked back at the three top news stories. I found The Jodi Arias Trail, Obamacare, and T ..... 
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