5 Years Ago

The Fillmore Central Drama Department is presenting “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde as its one-act play entry this winter. Members of the cast and crew included Sydnie Huffman, Lee Dyrsen, Ruth Delano, Danielle Zinsmaster, Matt Guttormson, William Nolan, Christian Harrison, Helen Delano, Megan Hendrickson, Sarah Reicks and Mitch Gibson.

Winning, 50-38, against Fillmore Central in Harmony, the Mabel-Canton girls utilized tough defense and rebounding in the second half to pull away after an even-steven (20-19) start. Senior forward Christy Welscher led M-C with a double/double 14 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and a blocked shot. Junior guard Lydia Geving was also in the double figures, scoring 13 points, snagging six rebounds and contributing four assists with only three turnovers.

10 Years Ago

Alison Scheevel has been selected to represent Fillmore Central High School in the Triple A Awards program sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. Alison is the daughter of Karen and Kendric Scheevel. She is a member of Fillmore Central’s National Honor Society and Scholar Club. She is listed in the Who’s Who Among American High School Students. She has been active in the Fillmore Central radio show, school newspaper, SADD, homecoming activities and the National Honor Society Book Drive. She has also been a class officer and was selected to attend Girls’ State.

The Mabel-Canton girls’ last-second strategy worked to perfection for a buzzer-beating road win at LeRoy-Ostrander. Kenzie Geving scored the winning basket after reeling in a touch-down inbounds pass thrown from one end line to the opposite free throw line. The play began after a timeout with 2.1 seconds to go. She had a breakout night leading all scorers with 14 points. She and Melissa Hirsch each had twice as many assists as turnovers.

20 Years Ago

Three Fillmore Central students have had their original work published recently. Molly Bigalk and Aaron Berg, Fillmore Central seniors, both had poems published in the recently published Teacher’s Selection Anthology of Poetry. The students wrote their poems “Depression” and “My Dream” last year as juniors. Julie Brevig, a junior, published a short story in the January issue of The High School Writer, Senior High Edition. The short story was entitled “Shipwreck.”

Last Friday night the Mabel-Canton boys basketball team got back to its winning ways as the team defeated the Houston Hurricanes, 61-50. M-C led from start to finish as the Cougars captured their first conference victory of the season. Ryan Donald led a balanced M-C attack with 16 points. Chris Tingesdal continued his solid play as he scored a season-high 12 points. Cole Westby also hit double figures with 10 points. Riley Austin led the team in rebounds with 10.

101 Years Ago

From the 1916 Mabel Record

Items of interest gleaned from our exchanges: 60 or more stockholders and interested parties of Spring Grove Hospital Association met on Tuesday and it is practically certain that a hospital will be erected there at an early date.

A letter from Emily Oren writes us from Sisseton, S.D.: “Dear Friend: I enclose $1 for your paper for 1916. Wouldn’t think of doing without it.”

The weather makes us think of beating carpets and having the lawnmower sharpened.

If you don’t like the Mabel Record, tell us how to improve it. If you do like it, tell your neighbors.

115 Years Ago

From the 1903 Harmony News

William Harrison and Charles Dunn of Harmony transacted business.

Miss Langum of the First Primary is pleased because of the return of Clarence Hegg and that John Johnson is a new scholar.

New scholars in the high school room this week were Oliver Stevick and Peter Heigland. New scholars in the Second Intermediate were Peter Mikelson and Pearl Ryan. One new scholar in the Second Primary room, Nels Boen.

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