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MABEL Mabel Canton Superintendent Gary Kuphal says students and staff are mourning the loss of two sisters who were killed Monday in a car crash near the Iowa Minnesota border. in Winneshiek County while on their way to school. Three other passengers, Jack Arneson, 15, Alexander Arneson, 14, and James Arneson, 14, all of Decorah, were injured and transported to Winneshiek Medical Center for treatment.
Since the news of the Arneson family reached the district, Kuphal said that the students and staff were coping with the loss of Avery, a senior, and Aiden, a seventh grader, as well as supporting their siblings who were injured in the crash.
After school activities were canceled on Monday night and clergy were made available for counseling.
“One of the things we talked about as a staff is that being in a small community, a tragedy like this impacts almost everybody,” Kuphal said. “Everybody knows everybody. The positive about that is because everybody knows everybody, it’s easy to gather strength from everybody and that’s been a tremendous support for our students and our staff.”
Avery played volleyball, basketball and softball for the Mabel Canton Cougars. Opposing teams throughout the region offered condolences on Twitter:
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the Arneson family,
the M C basketball team, and community. Sending our thoughts and prayers for strength and healing during this unimaginable time,” tweeted the Spring Grove girls basketball team.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Arneson family, M C basketball team and community during this tragic time,” the Fillmore Central girls basketball team also tweeted.
A GoFundMe page titled “Arneson Family Fund” was also created to help the family offset funeral and medical expenses. On Tuesday afternoon, more than $7,400 was raised in two hours.
From comments received from fellow staff members and students, the Arnesons were described as “an unbelievable family” and the children could “brighten up anyone’s day.”
“We’re not doing very well, but we’re surviving, and we’re handling this as best as we can,” Kuphal said. “We’re all trying to pull through this together. We’re most concerned about all our students as well as the Arneson family, and trying to help our students and staff cope with the reality of the situation and work through this together.”
However, there weren’t recurring problems with the highway where the crash happened, other than road conditions being extra slick and snowy from the winter storm that swept throughout the rest of Iowa.
The Iowa State Patrol handled a 50 car pileup to a 70 car pile up elsewhere in Minnesota. The northern part of the state escaped the brunt of the snowstorms, while the lower two thirds of the state was pummeled with snow.
“It was slick ice, and it was a cold morning out,” Ludwig said. “There were seven fatalities, and that’s a lot for us in one day. I can’t remember having another day like that.”.