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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns


Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present.

The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for their support and said, “It’s been a real learning experience and it’s been fun.”

The consent agenda was approved. It included approval of the final reading of the Student Representative on the School Board Policy, approval of School Board Director Dave Swenson’s resignation, approval of the declaration of a School Board of Directors ISD 238 seat vacancy, approval of the Cooperative Sports Agreement which allows the Mabel-Canton school district to combine wrestling with Fillmore Central, and approval of a one day leave of absence for high school business teacher, Michelle Weidemann.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer presented the current budget. The revenue for student state aid was increased. The year to date expenditures are down at this time and the budget looks good.

Board member Jane Hall expressed concern over the order placed a few months ago for new basketball uniforms as it was over budget. Superintendent Backer said that the team is currently soliciting for donations to help cover the costs, but that in the future, big purchases such as that would come through the board and have to be approved before being made.

The payment of the district bills were approved.

Principal Jeff Nolte thanked band teacher Katie Larson for her hard work at homecoming. He reported that homecoming went well except for a tornado warning towards the end of the dance during which the attendees had to seek shelter in the tunnel. Principal Nolte stated that college week is under way and college representatives will be present this coming week to speak with students. He also reported that there is more racial diversity in the school this year than there has been in years past. The school is working to discover new ways to support the new students and make them feel welcome.

Superintendent Backer stated that the enrollment number last year at this time was 256 students and the current number is 255.

The Crisis Team has been working on a crisis plan. They are currently reviewing the new policy and it will be presented to the board within the next few months.

The board reviewed and discussed the second r .....
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Kermit Gerald Blexrud

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Kermit Gerald Blexrud, age 93 of Mabel passed away Tues. October 15, 2013 at his home. Kermit was born April 21, 1920 in Spring Grove to Knute and Gertie (Sandemoen) Blexrud. He was a lifelong area resident, attending area country schools. On Ma ..... 
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Mabel City Council discusses city employee health insurance

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on October 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. Terry Torkelson was acting mayor in Mayor Brian Street’s absence. The minutes from the September 18, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved. The street signs for the new Steam Engine Dri ..... 
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Arne O.K. Engen

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Arne O.K. Engen, age 92, of Mabel, MN died Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Tweeten Healthcare in Spring Grove, MN. Arne was born December 4, 1920, the son of Peter and Celia (Myhre) Engen on the family farm in the Wilmington Township near Caledonia, ..... 
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Birth Announcement: Charlie David Blagsvedt

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

David and Mandy Blagsvedt of Mabel, Minn., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Charlie David Blagsvedt, on August 3, 2013. Charlie weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Brad and Sheri Osmonson of Harmony, Minn. a ..... 
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Luther senior Pecinovsky to present clarinet recital Oct. 12

Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Arts & Culture

DECORAH, IA (10/03/2013)(readMedia)-- Sara Pecinovsky, a Luther College senior from Mabel, Minn., will perform a clarinet recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. Pecinovs ..... 
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500th career victory for Mabel-Canton volleyball coach

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Sports

On September 3 2013, the Mabel-Canton Cougar volleyball team took the court and played SEC foe Houston. The Cougars dispatched with the ‘Canes 3-0 in work-woman-like fashion. But the night was bigger than just competition. With the win, Cougar hea ..... 
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Mabel-Canton junior class brings proposal to city council

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert Representatives of the Mabel-Canton junior class addressed the city council to ask permission to plan a 5K fundraiser event on October 19, 2013. A route has not yet been determined, but they are planning to use Steam Engine Park ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education discusses technology fees

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on September 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board wished to welcome the students and staff back to school for the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations were given to volle ..... 
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