5 Years Ago

Mabel-Canton drama students present “Any Body for Tea?” as a public performance on Saturday, Jan. 26, after participating in the conference one-act festivals. The cast and crew include Mitchell Lee, Austin Whitacre, Ashlyn Dahl, Nicole Eiken, Hannah Nolte, Phoenix Peterson, Sara Vettleson-Trutza, Emily Brumm, Morgan Roppe, Kristina Mengis and Stephanie Hafner.

 The Fillmore Central Falcons girls basketball team got a huge win over St. Charles last week, 52-51. Down by as many as 16 points at one time in the game, the gals battled back to cut the “intermission lead” to seven, 27-20. Morgan Malley topped all scorers with 26 points. Senior Jordan O’Connor had a solid game scoring seven points and coming up with three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Eighth grader Kenzie Broadwater also carried her weight with four points, four rebounds, six assists and five steals.

10 Years Ago

Students at Mabel-Canton, in fourth through seventh grade, showed off their knowledge and experimentation skills during the second annual science fair held on Monday evening, Jan. 14. Winners from the seventh grade were Christy Welscher, first place; Morgan Roppe, second place; Elizabeth Wathier, third place; and Maddison Thompson, fourth place. Sixth grade winners were Kourtney Coyle, first place; MacKenzie Hunter, second place; and Noah Manning, third place. Fifth grade winners were Hannah Nolte, first place; Ashlyn Dahl, second place; and Jon Selness, third place.

Fillmore Central’s one-act play cast and crew came home from Saturday’s conference meet with a first-place finish. Their performance of the play, “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” inspired remarks and accolades from the three judges on site that day. This year’s cast from Fillmore Central includes Alison Scheevel, Alan Wiltgen, Angie Mensink, Tyler Trende, Tony Adamek, Chelsey O’Connor, Trent O’Connor, Sam Gibson, Nate Hanson, Sarah McGarvey, Joel Soma, Paula Skaggs and Mingo Kingsley. The crew includes Tori Ristau, Steve Daskam, Kelsey Ristau, Courtney Bergey, Jordyn Marzolf and Peter Sparks.

20 Years Ago

The Mabel-Canton drama department participated in the one-act play festival held at Fillmore Central last Saturday. In their performance, the M-C students depicted different classes of society, each caged in and afraid to escape. Michelle Riley played the Wild One, Sarah Schmitt was the Gossip, Abbey Underbakke was the Twitting and Lynne Terbeest was the Gazer.

A host of relatives and friends gathered at the Harmony American Legion Club Tuesday evening to help Howard Applen celebrate his 80th birthday. The event was hosted by his wife, Thelma, and their children and families. All were very appreciative to those who attended and those who sent cards and gifts, both practical and impractical, which added to the fun of the evening.

102 Years Ago

From the 1916 Mabel Record

Mabel News: Lee Stroud would like to know who was in the pajamas parading around the dance hall floor Wednesday night.

The dance crowd from Canton who came Wednesday night, made a somewhat longer stay in our midst than they really intended — on account of no trail.

High School Notes: Soup or some other dish is being served to the country children by the Domestic Science girls. The average number of children served each day is 35 to 40.

115 Years Ago

From the 1903 Harmony News

School Report by C.G. Selvig, superintendent. Warmer weather will tend to increase the regular attendance in the first Primary Room to its former excellent rank. Oscar Christianson and Wesye Haug were promoted to the first Intermediate Room this week.

The Club Dance in the Woodmen Hall last Friday evening was well attended.

There is an ad in most of the 1903 newspapers for Miss Lydia Pinkham’s Compound for women’s ailments, a vegetable compound. The ads include an address in Massachusetts to write for further advice.