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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 downs. I was in cheerleading my ninth and tenth grade year, and I started softball my tenth grade year. With those two sports alone, I have learned so much, and I continue to learn. My senior year I managed volleyball, boys and girls basketball, and I play softball. Over the years, I have learned that it takes more than just the players on a field or a court to create a team.  It is no different than a community; we all work together for the betterment of the “team”.  Each person has his or her role:  the stars of the team shine, the coaches offer their heart and soul to the team, the average players get their time on the field/court, the less athletic dress in uniform and cheer on their teammates. Going to a small school, people get more opportunity of playing time than being in a larger school.

Being in a small community, we really get to know everyone, literally. I am a senior, and I know a majority of the kindergarteners, along with their parents and grandparents. When I walk down the hallways on the elementary side, the kids run up to me with open arms looking for a hug, or they have an excited hello! Also, walking down the hallways on the high school side, we will always get a “hello” or a friendly smile. I don’t believe I could get that in a larger school. Also, I know the owners of the small businesses in Mabel.  I am acknowledged by name when I enter into their stores. They know who I am, they know my mom, my dad, my siblings, my grandparents. I have heard stories of how they know where to return me if I am lost, simply by my looks!

Being in a smaller community I have been taught a lot. I learned that it is always beneficial for me to be kind and courteous to others. I have learned that walking down the streets of Mabel and hearing the words “Hi, how are you?” make me feel good. Knowing I have been acknowledged make me happy. When I was in Washington D.C. with my fellow classmates, no one held doors for us as we walked in, no one said hello or offered a friendly smile when we walked past one another. By growing up in a small town, I learned the importance of doing random acts of kindness such as smiling at one another, shoveling a s .....
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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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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 th ..... 
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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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