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Arvilla A Allen


Wed, May 4th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Arvilla A Allen, age 100, of Mabel, MN, formerly of Cresco, IA, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco, IA. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery Cresco, IA. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, at the church. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home 404 N Elm Street Cresco, IA is in charge of arrangements.

Arvilla Ann Lageson was born on December 12, 1915, daughter of Albert and Anna (Henningsgaard) Lageson in Mabel, MN. She graduated with the 1933 Mabel-Canton High School class, and had been the last surviving member. During World War II Arvilla served on the ration board. On June 3, 1948, Arvilla married Stanley Allen in Caldonia, MN. They lived most of their 65 years together in Cresco, IA. Arvilla worked for the Mabel Post Office for over 20 years, several of those years she was the Postmistress. She was very active in her church and as an American Legion Auxiliary member. Arvilla enjoyed reading books and newspapers, planting flowers, and decorating her house. Last summer Arvilla celebrated her 100th birthday on her half birthday. She was worried no one would show up in December. Every Christmas she had to have lights put up. Arvilla’s nieces and nephews were the light of her life. She treated them as if they were her own children. At family functions Arvilla’s nieces and nephews looked forward to her Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies.

Surviving Arvilla are her many special nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, and great great great nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her parents; husband Stanley, sisters Lorene Sartell and Ione Middlebrook.

Birth Announcement

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Aubrey Mae Halverson A daughter, Aubrey Mae, was born to Andrew and Nichole Halverson of Mabel on February 17, 2016. She weighed 7 lb, 14 oz and was 20 inches long. She joins her big sister, Lainey Marie. Grandparents are Arlen and Genette Halv ..... 
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Mabel-Canton D.C. Journals

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Mabel Education

April 7, 2016 By Megan Melbostad and Hannah Underbakke Waking up at three in the morning isn’t the usual for us, but on April 7, it was acceptable because we were all so excited. Since we were leaving for Washington D.C. at 4:30, we had to be ..... 
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Dale E. Baarsgard

Fri, Apr 29th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dale E. Baarsgard, age 73, of rural Mabel, Minnesota, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home. Dale was born October 6, 1942 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Eli and Verda (Brace) Baarsgard. He graduated from the Mabel High School in 19 ..... 
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Mabel Clinic relocates to Mabel City Hall during clinic renovation

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Winneshiek Medical Center kicked off renovating the Mabel Clinic on Friday, April 15. During the renovation, Mabel Clinic will provide care through a temporary clinic located in the Mabel City Hall. “We are very much committed to providing quality ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Baseball

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

By Tannor Fairchild Baseball season is in full swing here at Mabel-Canton. While the seniors were gone on their senior trip, the JV team played some games. They played well and came out with some great plays and some wins. The two seniors got ba ..... 
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Mabel-Canton accepts donations with thanks

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton School Board met on April 19 at 7 pm for their regular meeting. Board member Mark Weidemann was absent. The board congratulated Neil Folstad on his retirement from the Mabel Ambulance Crew and thanked him for his years of ser ..... 
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Janice M. Newman

Tue, Apr 19th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Janice M. Newman, age 78, of Mabel, Minn., died Friday, April 15, 2016 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia, Minn. Janice was born August 19, 1937, the daughter of Roy and Lydia (Welper) Deters. She attended school in Caledonia and Waukon Hig ..... 
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Mabel water and sewer project set to wrap up in May

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met for their regular meeting on April 13 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Thomas Trehus was present at the meeting to introduce himself to the council. Trehus is running for Minnesota House of Representatives ..... 
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