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Semcac’s Senior Nutrition Program an asset to Mabel


Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government



The Mabel City Council met on September 16 at 7 p.m. Mayor Jim Westby was absent.

Advisor to the Mabel-Canton junior class, Jordan Nelson, was present at the meeting along with the junior officers to ask permission to use the city streets and Steam Engine Park for the 5K walk/run fundraiser. The 5K will be held on October 10 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The council approved the request.

Carolyn Freese gave a presentation on Semcac’s Senior Nutrition Program. The program has been running in Mabel for quite some time now and people are starting to forget about it. As it does not have an advertising budget, Freese asked for the council’s help to spread the word and gain publicity. The program offers Meals on Wheels and Senior Dining. Both programs enable seniors to stay independent and in their homes longer. The social aspect of the Senior Dining is a big asset, as well, and helps combat mental decline. Seniors receiving Meals on Wheels also get safety checks. The meals offered are healthy, balanced, and low cost. No one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay and a free will offering is accepted for meals. Seniors are welcome to order a second meal to eat later at home and alternate foods are offered for those with diabetes or other dietary restrictions. Freese pointed out that a common misconception about the Senior Dining Program is that it is welfare, but that it is completely separate. As Mabel does not have a grocery store, the Senior Nutrition program is essential to the community.

A public hearing was held to discuss the sewer and water rate increases. City Clerk Karen Larson recommended increasing the base water charge from $5 to $10 and the usage rate from $3.95 per 1,000 gallons to $6.04 per 1,000 gallons. She recommended leaving the base sewer charge at $20 and noted that many cities charge $40 to $50 so Mabel’s rates are relatively low. Larson recommended increasing the sewer usage rate from $5.20 per 1,000 gallons to $6.20 per 1,000 gallons. The council approved the rate increases effective as of October 1, 2015.

The minutes of the August 12 meeting were reviewed and approved. The bills were also approved.

After the meeting in August, several council members reviewed locations for a handicapped parking spot by the post office. It was decided to eliminate the current spot and replace it with a handicapped parking spot between the post office and Mabel .....
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Mabel-Canton high school ranked as Reward school

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton school board met on September 15 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. They extended congratulations to the student athletes for the great fall season. They also welcomed the students and staff back to school for the 2015-16 sch ..... 
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Tragic day for Fillmore County and Mabel area

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Features

On the afternoon of Sept. 1, at approximately 3 p.m., the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications received a report of a head-on collision between a semi and a car. The accident location given was the 42,000 block of Highway 44, ..... 
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Delmar Marvin Sanden

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Delmar Marvin Sanden, age 85, of Mabel died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Delmar was born on November 18, 1929 in Hesper, Iowa to Knute and Nora (Nelson) Sanden. He went through the 8th grad ..... 
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Jerilyn Knowlton

Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Jerilyn Knowlton, age 69, of Mabel, formerly of Canton died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 near Mabel from injuries received in an automobile accident. Jerilyn was born October 15, 1945 in Preston, Minnesota to J. Wesley and Nelda (Larson) Knowlton. ..... 
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Steam Engine Days on track for a good time

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Mabel Features

The 63rd Annual Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days is geared up to take place September 12 and 13, 2015, with a large variety of events planned to please those of any age. The celebration, which includes the oldest steam engine show in Minn., is alwa ..... 
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Mabel-Canton struggles to get SAC program off the ground

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton school board met on August 18 at 7 p.m. The board extended a warm welcome back to the students, staff, and families of the Mabel-Canton school district, as they will be starting another school year soon. The 2015-16 school brea ..... 
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Darrin David Wedmann

Thu, Aug 20th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Darrin was born August 25, 1972 to Reinhold and Shirley (Tengesdahl) Wedmann in LaCrosse, WI. He graduated from Mabel –Canton High School in 1991. He continued his education at UW-Stout graduating in 1995 with a degree in Construction Management. ..... 
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Michael Tripp

Tue, Aug 18th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Michael Tripp, age 67, of Mabel died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisconsin Mike was born April 20, 1948 in Rochester, Minnesota to Raymond and Elizabeth (Solie) Tripp. He graduated from the Mabel-Canton Hig ..... 
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