A year in review: Looking back at 2013

More than 10 inches of snow fell on April 11 and 12, closing school and other activities throughout the area.


St. Timothy’s School raised about $75,000 during the annual dinner and auction fundraiser, which was attended by about 325 people. Buzz Schneider, of Buffalo, won a 2013 Chevy Cruze in the car raffle during the event. … Maple Lake High School Spanish class students visited Spain during spring break. … Lohse Transfer had a portion of its building demolished so it could be rebuilt large enough to create two bays for working on trucks. … Maple Lake native Seward Meintsma received a Distinguished Flying Cross 41 years after retiring from the Navy. … Area soldiers from the 257th Military Police Company Army National Guard unit, including Sgt. Nick Stai, returned from a deployment at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. … The Maple Lake School Board approved Project Lead the Way – a science, technology, engineering and math program – for seventh-grade students. … A concert at Silver Creek Community Church supported the family of Kevin and Veronica Mason, who work as missionaries at a Christian school in Ecuador. … More than 10 inches of snow fell on April 11 and 12. … Morgan Krause was named a Wright County Dairy Ambassador. … Maple Lake Elementary was recognized as a “Sustaining Exemplar School” for the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program. … A total of 15 Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning youth wrestlers competed at the Northland Youth Wrestling Association State Competition. Adam Neuman finished fourth in the 110-pound bracket for third and fourth graders, Jack Klug finished fourth in the 90-pound bracket for third and fourth graders and Porter Pribyl finished sixth in the 40-pound bracket of kindergarteners. Each wrestler made their first appearance at state, had one loss and had to wrestle back to place in the medal rounds. ...
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