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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014


Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 4

By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry

Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had two long terraces on either side. These served as walkways, as well as a way to collect water. Underneath the terraces were an ice house, stables for horses, a wine cellar, and the kitchen. Guests that visited Monticello at the time hardly ever saw slaves because they were always working under the terraces.

After seeing the extravagant mansion, we loaded the bus and drove to Richmond, Va. We drove down Monument Boulevard and saw statues of famous generals, including Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Our next stop was the 5-star Berkley Hotel for lunch.

Jamestown was our next stop. We learned all about the first settlement in America. We visited one building where they did glass blowing. Everyone was able to take a lot of pictures, including the familiar “falling down the well” pose. We even spent a few minutes on the beach of the James River.

Next we went to our hotel and had time for supper. Our final trip was into Old Williamsburg for a candlelit evening of colonial dancing at the Capitol. It was fun to see the difference between the professionals and our classmates dancing! Afterward we walked through the town to the public stocks. Here we could put in our head and hands, or our feet, to see what it was like to be a prisoner back then. Our final destination was back at the hotel where we were finally able to take a break after such a long day.

Day 5

By Christine Lee, Chelcie Busch, and Kaysey Lund

On day five we visited Colonial Williamsburg, Va. We started off with a tour of the Governor’s Palace. The Governor’s Palace was a very big building filled with bright- colored walls and numerous bedrooms. After the tour we were given a couple hours to tour on our own. We split into groups and began to visit small buildings set up to look like they were from Colonial times. Some places to visit were the Mental Institution, Jail house, Apothecary, and the Bakery. People who worked there were dressed up to look like they were from that time. This made it seem as if we were a part of that time as well. It was interesting to see how they lived back then.

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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 t ..... 
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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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