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The Mabel-Canton school board members were honored last week during School Board Recognition Week. In front, from left, are Cristal Adkins, Mary Kuhn and Chris Loppnow. In back are Mark Weidemann, Jane Hall, Troy Soiney and Jeff Rein. HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS LEADER
The Mabel-Canton school board members were honored last week during School Board Recognition Week. In front, from left, are Cristal Adkins, Mary Kuhn and Chris Loppnow. In back are Mark Weidemann, Jane Hall, Troy Soiney and Jeff Rein. HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS LEADER
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:29 AM

The Mabel-Canton School Board accepted a large donation from the Mabel Business Association, approved a revised budget for the current year and discussed the creation of a School Board Finance Committee at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • Voters get chance to meet  District 1 candidate Mitch Lentz

    “Mine is that I’m just a doer…I get it done,” said Fillmore County District 1 commissioner write-in candidate Mitch Lentz, speaking to a gathering at the Spring Valley Public Library this past Thursday evening about what is his working style and how he addresses problems with which he must deal.  

     
  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • The Preston City Council reviewed a recommendation from the Preston Economic Development Authority (EDA) to renew the housing incentives for 2015.

     
  • Last month, the Lanesboro School Board was presented with a request to work together with the city EDA to find ways to attract businesses and residents into the area. In an effort to follow through with this request, members of the school board attended the monthly EDA meeting.

     
  • For the past few months, the Kingsland school district has been looking into joining the Southern Minnesota Special Education Consortium (SMEC) for their special education resources. Fillmore Central, over the past years, has contracted with Kingsland for special education services. With the possibility of Kingsland moving on, Fillmore Central has had to consider what it will do regarding special education. 
  • Ecotourism may offer numerous benefits for Fillmore County
    A group of around 25 people with business stakes in Fillmore County were excited to learn more about expanding ecotourism activities in the county during a meeting held last Thursday, Feb. 19, at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in rural Lanesboro. A meeting for the public will be held in June, following more planning sessions. 
  • The dueling piano team of Evan and Wiz will be making a return to the Mabel Community Center on Saturday, March 14, to raise much needed funds for the Mabel-Canton School District.

     
  • Fillmore Central learns how to counter bullying

    For many years, bullying has been a source of conversation and advocacy for school students and adults. Sadly, most every school has bullies and many times young people don’t know how to react to someone hurting another person.

     
  • Mabel-Canton students  learn Cuban style music

    “The question comes up, why learn this? Why learn Cuban music? This stuff is international. Music is a huge industry in Cuba, and so much of their sounds are getting into their culture,” musician Doug Little explained to freshmen and sophomore students at Mabel-Canton.

     
  • Mabel-Canton School Board accepts revised budget, large donation

    The Mabel-Canton School Board accepted a large donation from the Mabel Business Association, approved a revised budget for the current year and discussed the creation of a School Board Finance Committee at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

     
  • Emergency responders hold  cold water training in Chatfield

    “The unknown is always scary, but we always know that we were never alone,” said Chatfield Fire Department Safety Officer Dan Jaquith.

     
  • Mabel Public Cemetery running out of funds

    For most of Mabel’s history, the Mabel Public Cemetery has been a peaceful place located north of Mabel along County Road 28. Now in 2015, the cemetery is running out of funds.

     
  • The Mabel City Council heard an update on the sewer rehabilitation project and approved the purchase of a new tanker truck for the fire department during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

     
  • Fishing is a popular activity in Minnesota — the land of 10,000 lakes and the state that borders the mighty Mississippi. It is a sport that those brave enough to weather the frigid temperatures can enjoy all year round — though the techniques may differ when one must drill holes in the ice-covered water to access the fish below.

     
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