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Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

Wed
24
Dec

WCCA is now taking applications for energy assistance

Wright County Community Action is operating the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) in Wright County. The EAP is available to income eligible households to pay a portion of the cost for their heating bills. The program can also provide assistance to homeowners in need of furnace repairs. Assistance levels for families served through the EAP are determined based on household income, household size, and actual cost of heating for a period of 12 continuous months. WCCA works with households to resolve heating crisis situations such as shut-offs and disconnections. WCCA will continue to take applications through June 1, 2015. To apply for Energy Assistance or for more information, please contact WCCA at (320) 963-6500, 130 W. Division St., P.O. Box 787, Maple Lake. Applicatios also available online at www.wccaweb.com.

Wed
17
Dec

Holiday Train boosts food shelf donations


A photo of the food donation results; thanks to the Annandale Lions for their assistance.

 

Wed
10
Dec

ML Lions, Legion and VFW annual holiday party


Shown here are Jean Rivers and Donna Fries helping Justin Allen, a humorous magician from the Twin Cities, get his eyes duct taped before solving a Rubik’s cube.

Pat Hickey (standing) and the guests await the fabulous dinner that consisted of carved prime rib of beef, roasted chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, steamed vegetables, Caesar salad and a holiday dessert.

Each of the ladies in attendance of the annual holiday party received a beautiful poinsettia plant.Pat Hickey (standing) and the guests await the fabulous dinner that consisted of carved prime rib of beef, roasted chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, steamed vegetables, Caesar salad and a holiday dessert.

The annual holiday party was held Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Maple Lake Legion Club. The Lions, Legion, and VFW members invited everyone to a fun winter evening of food and entertainment. 

Wed
10
Dec

St. Tim’s Craft & Bake Sale


Noel Paukert looks over the handmade items that were for sale at the St. Tim's CCW Craft and Bake Sale.

Helen Jude and Jane Wurm discuss the handmade dish towels that were donated to the sale.

Joan Paumen and Kim Goelz were doing a little holiday shopping at the Craft & Bake Sale.
Wed
10
Dec

Fish Tales: 10-year-old boy catches 22.75-inch Bass

Hunter Dalum, 10 years old, caught and released this 7+-pound largemouth bass on a secret local lake on the 2014 bass opener. It measured 22.75 inches and had a 16-inch girth. Send your Fish Tales photo to the Messenger at news@maplelakemessenger.com or mail it to us at P.O. Box 817, Maple Lake, 55358.

Wed
26
Nov

A day on the farm

The students of St. Timothy’s Parish School exceeded their goal of $18,000 by $500 at the St. Tim’s Marathon last October. For doing such, the students were rewarded with an all school lock-in where a challenge was set between Principal Dawn Kincs (left) and Father Meyer (right) as to who could bring in the most money for non-profit education, with the loser having to spend a day on the farm. The competition ended in a tie and both spent a Saturday working from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the farm of Sarah and Adam Goelz. Students and parents  were invited to join in the day's festivities. Peter Jude served a hot dog lunch on behalf of the Knights of Columbus. 

Wed
19
Nov

Hennen shoots his first buck

 

 Evan Hennen, shown with the four-point buck he shot Sunday morning in the Pengilly area, was as proud as a peacock that evening when he got to show off the deer to his grandparents, Kathy and Daryl Hennen. The excited youngster told them they had to come out right away to see the deer which was hauled home on the top of his father, Brad’s, vehicle. 
According to Brad, Evan was in a stand with his uncle, Andy,  Sunday (Nov. 16) morning when he chose that stand because it had a heater in it. They spotted the deer about an hour later and Evan took a rifle  shot at about  80 yards across a swamp, hitting the deer in the heart. This was the first deer for Evan in his first year of hunting. He is the son of Christy and Brad Hennen.
Wed
12
Nov

Chamber hosts fall craft sale


New this year to the craft fair was Rita Brummer with her custom toilet seat covers.

Linda Gutormson displays her bird bath/feeder made from rhubarb leaves.

Lisa Peterson and her daughter, Samara, look over the holiday decorations made by Betty and Dawn Gordon.

Terri Peterson, Diane Pautz and Faith Ault look at the display by Linda Gutormson.

30+ vendors exhibited at the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce Fall Craft Sale Saturday in the Maple Lake Elementary School gym. Betty Gordon, craft sale coordinator, has seen a decline and encourages people to exhibit and attend the next craft sale on March 14.

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