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Mabel girl crowned Miss Minnesota Amazing Preteen


Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Features

Although 12 year old Faith Norby of Mabel, Minn., was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three years old, she has not let it define her or her abilities.

Faith’s parents are Jason and Sunshine Norby who say that “even though her autism definitely presents challenges for her” Faith has “always worked past it and has never used her disability as an excuse” for not reaching for her dreams.

Faith participates in several different sports with the Minnesota Special Olympics on the Rochester Flyer’s team and when they sent out an email about the Miss Amazing Pageant, her mom thought it would be a good experience for Faith as she is always encouraging her daughter to try new things.

When Faith heard about the pageant “she jumped at the chance to be a part of the experience” states Sunshine.

The motto for the Miss Amazing Pageant is “celebrating the abilities of girls & women with disabilities” according to its website, missamazingpageant.com, and “it offered a chance for each girl to shine on stage in a supportive environment,” explains Sunshine.

The Minnesota Miss Amazing Pageant took place on April 25, 2015 at the University of St. Thomas O’Shaughnessy Auditorium.

Sunshine says “the girls arrived in the morning and kept busy throughout the day with a lot of fun activities that ranged from getting to know the other contestants, with music and dancing, a community project making tie blankets for local hospitals, taking pictures in the photo booth and getting their hair and makeup done” which all of the girls enjoyed.

The Minnesota Miss Amazing pageant included an interview portion where the girls met with five judges and were asked questions about their family, hobbies, and personal interests. Sunshine says “Faith enjoyed talking with the judges and came out of her interview confident, saying she ‘rocked it’ and had a big smile on her face the whole day” which made her mom smile as well, because she was so happy for her daughter.

On the Miss Amazing website Faith lists her hobbies as bowling, swimming, reading books, writing her own stories, and sewing.

Each girl was given an opportunity to introduce themselves onstage which gave the girls a chance to let the judges get to know them a little bit better as they shared interesting things about themselves.

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Mabel discusses ways to enforce city ordinances

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on May 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present except for Terry Torkelson. Mark Davy from Davy Engineering presented three change orders for the water and sewer project to the council and a pay request from ..... 
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James E. Perry

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

James E. Perry, age 88, Madison, Wisc., formerly of Hesper died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Trinity Senior Community in Madison, Wisc. James was born September 20, 1926 in Orleans Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Bertram L. and Lydia C. (Rowley) Pe ..... 
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Darrel John Zweifel

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Darrel John Zweifel, age 74, of Bullhead City, Ariz., formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Horizon in Las Vegas, Nev. Darrel was born August 3, 1940 in Kasson, Minn. to Henry and Evelyn (Bakewell) Zweifel. He grew up on the fam ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Rare, spectacular and under-recognized

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

There are billions of inhabitants on this earth with many amazing abilities and talents. Yet most people know of only a few or none of these creatures. We get so caught up in our lives that we rarely stop to think about who we are sharing our plane ..... 
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1: April 6 By Hannah Nolte and Devin Nelson Mabel Canton High School’s senior class woke up much earlier than the rest of the world on Monday, April 6, right after Easter. We were supposed to be in the gym by four in the morning to get our ..... 
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Mabel-Canton gathering information for SAC program

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on April 21st, 2015 at 7 pm. All board members were present. The minutes from the March 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board. Chairperson Cristal Adkins ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Growing Up in a Small Town

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Dear residents of 55954, Being a senior in high school and graduating next month, I have had a lot of time reflect on my years at Mabel-Canton. There has always the ups and the downs, and I realize now that the ups outweigh the ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Dual enrollment

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Dual enrollment is when a high school student is taking a class for both college and high school credit. This is a good opportunity for high school students who are looking to further their education while they are still needing to complete their hi ..... 
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