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Jeff Rein voted onto Mabel-Canton School Board


Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The minutes from the October 15, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved.

The board wished to congratulate Belle Sand on being named to the All-State Volleyball Team for 2013. It was also noted that the Veterans Day Program held at Mabel-Canton on November 11, 2013 went well. The school district would like to formally thank the veterans for their service to the local communities and to our country.

The consent agenda was approved. It included approval of the following winter and spring season athletic coaches; boys basketball: Doug Wyffels (Varsity), Doug Ward (B-Team), and Karl Urbaniak (C-Team), girls basketball: Adam Wilder (Varsity), baseball: Karl Urbaniak (Varsity) and Paul Tollefsrud (Assistant Varsity), softball: Kati Tweeten (Varsity) and Susie Monroe (Assistant Varsity). It also included approval of the coaches for the winter season of girls basketball: Tom Miller (Junior Varsity) and Tyler Augedahl (Junior High).

Also included on the consent agenda were approval of the monetary donation of $500 from the Canton Legion for basketball uniforms, approval of the monetary donation of $400 from the Mabel Lions Club for basketball uniforms, and approval of the monetary donation of $500 from the Mabel Legion for basketball uniforms. The board thanked the donors for their generosity.

The payment of the district bills were approved. Superintendent Jennifer Backer noted that the district is in deficit spending and that she would address where the money is going at the December meeting.

Principal Jeff Nolte gave his report to the board. He stated that November is when the tenure positions are evaluated and that there is a new peer evaluation component to the process. He also wished to compliment the PBIS group on their successful rewards ceremony. The annual 90-Club awards presentation was also held to recognize last year’s students who earned all A’s, B’s, and C’s.

Superintendent Backer gave a report of the enrollment numbers. Last year, at this time, there were 258 students enrolled and there are 256 enrolled right now. The usual trend is for the enrollment numbers to stabilize after Christmas.

The school received glowing reviews after the October OSHA assessment.

Superintendent Backer presented a new uniform replacement rotation schedule for the athletic and music departments which was approved by the board.

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Marilyn Nelson

Tue, Nov 19th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Marilyn Nelson, age 66, of rural Mabel, Minn., died after a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at her home, per her wishes. Marilyn was born August 6, 1947 in LaCrosse, Wis. to George and Viola (Vetsch) Doering. She grew up i ..... 
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Mabel City Council alters zoning permit fees

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

LeAnn Jevne was present at the meeting to request a limited parking sign to be put up in front of her shop, Mabel Flowers and Gifts, on Main Street. There have been issues with people parking in front of her shop for extended periods of time which ..... 
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Lucille Flaskerud

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lucille Flaskerud, age 89, of Decorah, Iowa, formerly of Mabel, Minnesota, died November 1, 2013 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Lucille was born May 10, 1924 at Waterloo Ridge, Iowa to Leonard and Louise (Flaten) Gunderson. She attended area ..... 
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Harry L. Housker

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Harry L. Housker, age 94, of Mabel, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Harry was born August 29, 1919 at home in rural Preble Township, Spring Grove, Minnesota to Anton and Lina (Itse) Housker. He attende ..... 
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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 the ..... 
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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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