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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014


Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1

By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle

While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for this day. All those years of paying class dues and fundraising had finally paid off. We sleepily waved goodbye to our parents as many of them quietly held back their emotions. Our first stop was for a quick bathroom break and to pick up our bus driver, Mark “the Shark,” and tour guide, Tom Spindler. After six hours we finally arrived in the Windy City and were more than ready to stretch our legs.

Our first stop was Willis Tower. Walking out onto the Skydeck was eerily exhilarating. Millennium Park became the next stop on our adventure, where we laid our eyes on the famous bean sculpture. After taking a drive by Lake Michigan, we headed onward towards Notre Dame University in Indiana. We toured the athletic complex and had the pleasure of watching the male diving teams practice in their speedos. After that, we boarded the bus yet again for another long drive. This time we ended in Maumee, Ohio, where we spent the night enjoying the pool and eating pizza. It had been a great start to the trip of a lifetime.

Day 2

By Sara Lind & Belle Sand

We started day two off early, waking up at 3:45. We left our hotel in Maumee, Ohio, and headed for Gettysburg, Penn. We stopped at truck stops in Ohio for breakfast and in Pennsylvania for lunch. After eating, we continued driving and ended up in Gettysburg around 1:30.

When we entered Gettysburg, we went to the visitor’s center. There they had weapons on exhibit and a small museum. After walking through the museum, we watched a short film and saw a cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Our tour guide, Tom Spindler, led us on a walking tour through Gettysburg. Our first stop was at cannons. The boys and girls had a contest to see who could “fire the cannon” the fastest, and, of course, the girls won. We continued, stopping at many memorials and making our way to a national cemetery and the spot where Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Chelcie Busch, a classmate of ours, was lucky enough to be chosen as the person to read Lincoln’s Address. As we were finishing, it began to sprinkle.

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Thelma Korsness

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Thelma Korsness, age 73, of rural Decorah, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, Minn. Thelma was born March 17, 1941 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Guy and Thea (Torresdal) Nelson. She grew up on a farm south of th ..... 
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Engagement Announcement: Pecinovsky ~ Richert

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Chris and Lori Pecinovsky of Mabel, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sara to Nicholas Richert son of Phil and Joyce Richert of Decorah, Iowa. Sara will be graduating from Luther College in May with a Bachelor of Arts De ..... 
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Mabel-Canton student receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present. Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza were also present at the meeting. The minutes from the March 18, 2014 board meeting were revi ..... 
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Gordon “Gordy” Kallis

Tue, Apr 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Gordon “Gordy” Kallis, age 55, of Mabel, Minn. died Thursday, April 10, 2014. Gordy was born November 3, 1958 in Caledonia, Minn. to Rodney and Beverly (Holland) Kallis. He graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in 1977. On August 26, 198 ..... 
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Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson was born October 30, 1942 to Cleo and Edna (Haakenson) Thompson in Lanesboro, Minn. Elaine and her cousin Joan Thompson were both baptized together at Mabel Lutheran Church, Mabel, Minn. Elaine attended the O’Hara C ..... 
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Mabel City Council approves proposals

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on April 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present except for Kirsten Wyffels. Shawn Welty and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering were present at the meeting to present the council with the bids for Proposals 1 and ..... 
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Preparation is key to successful blood donation

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Mabel American Legion, Mabel on Monday, March 31 from 2-7 p.m. – Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few ..... 
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Lucas John Westby

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lucas John Westby, age 29, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Mabel, Minn., died March 10, 2014 at the Hennepin County Medical Hospital. Lucas was born August 2, 1984 in Decorah, Iowa to John and Diane (Tollefson) Westby. He grew up in Mabel, was ..... 
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