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M-C Junior Olympics Volleyball team attends Mabel City Council meeting


Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government



The Mabel City Council met on April 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present.

Bobbie Vickerman was present at the meeting along with most of the Mabel-Canton Junior Olympics Volleyball team. The team is raising funds for a trip to the national volleyball tournament in New Orleans in June. They asked permission to hold a 5K race in May. The race will use the same route as the race hosted by the Mabel-Canton Junior class. It will be held at 8 pm and will be a glow-in-the dark theme. They have already okayed the race with Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase and the Mabel Fire Department. The team also asked for permission to use the concession stand during the softball games. If they aren’t able to raise enough funds for the trip by the beginning of June, they would like to hold a beanbag tournament with the council’s permission. The council approved a motion to grant permission for all three of the team’s requests.

The council held a public hearing for the revamping of the partial alley behind the houses on Locust Street and Elm Street to make it a through alley. Two residents of the street attended the meeting. Tricia Sand stated that she would be able to enjoy her property more if the alley were extended through. The snowplows have a hard time plowing and maintaining it with the way it is now and Sand ends up with a lot of gravel in her yard every spring. She mentioned that snowmobiles go through it during the winter months and asked, “if snowmobiles can enjoy the right-of-way, why can’t we as landowners enjoy it too?” Daycare owner Nikki Eiken, who also owns a property on the same street voiced concern for her children’s safety if traffic increases in the alley behind her home since the children in her daycare often play in the backyard. She wondered if signs could be posted warning motorists to slow down and watch for children. The council was amiable to the idea, and City Maintenance Director Bob Miereau noted that he would be able to put up whatever signage the landowners requested. Mayor Jim Westby suggested making the alley a one-way which would slow traffic down and prevent people from driving through it when they leave the Amoco gas station. A motion to extend the alley through and make it a one-way was approved.

The minutes from the March 11, 2015 meeting were reviewed by the council members and approved.

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Engagement: Rasmussen ~ Averbeck

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Tracie Averbeck and Terry Rasmussen are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on May 16, 2015. Tracie is from Waumandee, Wis. Her parents are Julius and Verlaine Averbeck. Terry is from Mabel, Minn. His parents are Barry and Wa ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Herbs

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Think about this: a woman has a chronic illness. She takes a conventional medication and has been doing so for a long time. The medication works sometimes and does an okay job, but the ailment never seems to be working. Her doctor tells her to keep ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Do animals deserve rights?

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

We all see the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States sad animal commercials on the television. They show sad and abused animals to spread the word about animal cruelty. There are thirty or more groups around the United States that suppor ..... 
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Dennis John Holty

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dennis John Holty, 68, Spring Grove, Minn. died suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2015 near the farm he purchased from his grandfather, Oscar, located on Highway 44, between Spring Grove and Mabel. Dennis was born at the hospital in Spring Grove, Marc ..... 
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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change. ..... 
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Mabel Area Food Shelf seeking volunteers and holding training

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Features

The Mabel Area Food Shelf is seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks. The food shelf is open Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, with the exception of the third Thursday of each month. The food shelf is also open the third Saturday of each m ..... 
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Mabel to Renew Contract with Richard’s Sanitation in 2016

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on March 11, 2015 at 7 pm at the Mabel Public Library. All council members were present. Mayor Jim Westby thanked the ladies of the library for the refreshments they provided and for offering to host the city council ..... 
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Standardizing the World

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the governm ..... 
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