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‘Phantom’ decorator hits streets of Mabel
Fall decorations are mysteriously appearing on Mabel’s Main Street. This scarecrow couple takes a rest on the bench outside of the B’S Nest building on Main Street. Corn stalks, pumpkins and old milk cans add to the fall scene. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANN JEVNE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:02 AM

The Harmony City Council approved a $25,000 city match to go towards residential rehab projects should the community receive a small cities grant. The decision was made during the council meeting held earlier this month and was based on a recommendation from the Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA).

  • Winneshiek Medical Center has seasonal influenza vaccines available to the public in its Mabel clinic. Influenza vaccines are offered by appointment, clinic walk-in registration or at the flu clinic scheduled in Mabel on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m.

     
  • The Mabel-Canton School Board heard comments regarding the district’s FFA program and heard an update on the district budget at its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16.

     
  • The Harmony City Council approved a $25,000 city match to go towards residential rehab projects should the community receive a small cities grant. The decision was made during the council meeting held earlier this month and was based on a recommendation from the Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA).

     
  • Greater Than Minnesota program to strengthen  childcare options in Fillmore, Houston counties

    Tuesday, Sept. 16, saw a number of childcare providers, educational staff and others concerned about the subject of childcare gathering at the F&M Community Bank in Preston for a town hall meeting for Greater Than Minnesota. Participants came from both Fillmore and Houston counties to hear from First Children's Finance regional director Heidi Hagel Braid.

     
  • The Greenleafton wastewater treatment system is now ready to be built, thanks to a royal flush of motions passed by the Fillmore County board of commissioners during the Sept. 23 meeting.    

     
  • New Relay for Life chairmen excited to kick off event planning

    “My first Relay I participated in was the 2009 Relay (For Life) in Decorah with my husband’s family because my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer,” explained Kirchner. “We didn’t walk any years after, and last winter, Deb and I were talking at the gym and she mentioned that she had been asked if she would like to help organize the walk here in Chatfield. She asked if we would help, and of course we — my husband and I — said yes.”

     
  • Canton is celebrating again! This time the community and the Canton Historical Society will be honoring Larry and Laurie Huber for donating the Canton Depot to the Canton Historical Society and back to the community itself.

     
  • At a brief meeting of the Mabel EDA (Economic Development Authority) last Wednesday, the group discussed Steam Engine Days, work on downtown EDA-owned buildings and heard a brief update on the proposed grocery store coop.

     
  • The doctors and staff at the Harmony Veterinary Clinic announced the acquisition of the Cresco Veterinary Clinic in Cresco. 

     
  • The projected 2015 preliminary tax levy for the city of Canton was presented for initial approval at its meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 10.

     
  • The Mabel City Council discussed the proposed 2015 budget, a change order related to the ongoing city sewer project, a donation from the Mabel Lions Club, the Mabel-Canton junior class 5k run, and the look of the city’s new water tower at its meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 10.

     
  • In a society governed by many rules and regulations, one of the most important things to learn and become familiar with is a person's safety. In a nation with an advanced health care field, a person's health should also be a priority. Yet, many people may not necessarily know what to do or eat in many situations.

     
  • A meeting will be held at Good Earth Village outside of Spring Valley Wednesday, Sept. 24, on how area communities can prepare and respond to the potential impact of Destination Medical Center.

     
  • Mabel First Lutheran embarks on ‘Mission: Possible’

    “Jesus says ‘do unto others what you want done to you’,” said the Rev. Roger Knudsen, referencing his Bible. “If you are a family and have four children and one of them has died from malaria and the others are in danger of it, would you want people to have the means to help you? To me, it’s a pretty clear-cut issue.”

     
  • Mabel, Canton-area  youth do well at state fair

    Among the record breaking crowds at the Minnesota State Fair, were many representing Fillmore County 4-H. The Mabel-Canton area had six youth representing this group. 

     
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