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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.

Thu
21
Sep

In Memory september 20, 2017

The moment that you left us
Our hearts were split into two
One side was filled with memories
The other side died with you
I often lay awake at night
When the world is fast asleep
And take a walk down memory lane
With tears upon my cheek
Remembering you is easy, I do it every day
But missing you is a heartache that never goes away
I hold you tightly within my heart
And there you will remain
You see life has gone on without you
But will never be the same.
In memory of Donna Sawatzke who’s been gone four years, September 24th, by her Loving Family

Wed
06
Sep

Early goose season was great for this duo


At right, Peter Flatten and Mike Muller thinned out the Canada Honkers Monday when they had their five bird limits by 7:30 a.m. hunting on Muller’s property south of South Haven. Muller said he didn’t fire a shot on Saturday’s opening day, but bagged one on Sunday. Normally a late sleeper, he was pleased with the early flocks they attracted with decoys and flags on the third day of hunting. He and Peter each shot one out of a flock of about 15 and when the geese swung they harvested five which gave them their limits when added to earlier kills. (Photo submitted)
Wed
06
Sep

Filling the plates of Wright County


From left, Andrea Unger and Chrissy Piekarski display the sign Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association created for the Wright County food shelves food drive. Employees and members placed stickers on the sign after donating. In all, WH Board of Directors, members and employees donated more than $1,900. (Photo submitted)

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) and its employees donated more than $1,900 to Wright County food shelves leading up to the Wright County Fair.
Employees donated money in exchange for the option to wear jeans instead of dress attire for a week, were entered into prize drawings or received discount tickets to Fair events. WH also accepted donations during the Classic Car Show at the Fair.
“I am pleased and proud of the generosity displayed by our board, members, and employees,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of WH. “I hope the contributions from our cooperative helped families throughout Wright County.”
Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that provides power to rural Wright County and western Hennepin County. The cooperative has been a corporate citizen to the area since 1937 and currently serves more than 50,000 electric accounts. It is headquartered in Rockford.

Wed
06
Sep

Library wins "Sisters in Crime" grant

The Maple Lake Library was chosen by the national organization of Sisters In Crime as the July 2017 "We Love Libraries" grant winner.
The grant, in the amount of $1,000, will be used to purchase books (not restricted to the mystery genre nor to those by Sisters in Crime members). 
Representatives will present the check on Saturday, October 28, at the Maple Lake American Legion Club from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will feature a panel of local authors, including Midge Bubany, Jessie Chandler, Pat Dennis, Erin Hart, and Christine Husom.
The event is free and open to the public. Authors will sell their books at the event and Clover Meadow Bakery, of Maple Lake, will provide treats.

Wed
30
Aug

Wedding Announcement: Duske-Schleif


Kaitlin Duske and Sean Schleif are happy to announce they will be getting married September 9, 2017. The proud parents are Chad and Susie Schleif and Brad and Stacy Duske. Kaitlin Duske graduated from Buffalo High School in 2013, graduated from college at Ridgewater College with a Veterinary Technology AAS Degree and currently works for Buffalo Companion Animal Clinic. Sean Schleif graduated from Maple Lake High School in 2011, graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College with a degree in Diesel Mechanics AAS Degree and currently works for PCI Roads. Sean and Kaitlin will be married at Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield. (Photo submitted)
Wed
23
Aug

Wedding Announcement: Szczesny-Dale


Lonna Szczesny, of Maple Lake, is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter, Samantha Irene Szczesny, to Allan Timothy Dale, son of Aaron and Rachael Dale, also of Maple Lake. The bride-to-be graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and is employed as a web designer for BNG Team's BNG Design division in Fargo. The groom is also employed with BNG Team as a software support specialist for their ConnectBooster division. Allan and Sam will exchange their vows at Rustic Oaks in Moorhead, MN on October 1. They will reside in Fargo. (Photo submitted)
Wed
16
Aug

No source identified in E. coli infection


Kade (right) and Kallan (left) Maresh of rural Maple Lake (Photo submitted)

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) epidemiologists have completed their investigation into the E. coli bacterial infections that seriously sickened two Wright County siblings, but were not able to identify a specific source.

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Wed
16
Aug

Stewart-Sylvester to wed


Livvy and George Sylvester are pleased to announce the marriage of their father, Scott Sylvester, to Jessica Stewart on October 7, 2016. A reception and renewal of vows occurred at their home in South Haven on August 5, 2017. Scott is employed at Hunt Electric Corp., Bloomington, and Jessica is the director of Red Balloon Child Care in Becker. (Photo submitted)
Wed
09
Aug

Brute's Bleat August 9, 2017

I managed to steal a couple of hours on Tuesday morning (Aug. 1) for an attempt at sunfish fishing. I found them from 14 to 17 feet and culled out nine before the sunshine and humid temps told me it was time to quit. Off hand I’d say the earlier the better and the overcast skies seemed to be a plus as we’re heading into August. I gave it another try on a cool Saturday when I didn’t think the lake would be inundated with pleasure and recreation boats. I was wrong, but regardless, I managed to accumulate a dozen sunfish in a matter of an hour and a half. My eight-pound bell anchor wasn’t enough to keep me in one location when the wave action moved me off my hot spot. Because I lost a crappie rod last summer because of negligence on my part I picked up another short fly rod at a Salvation Army store for a couple of bucks. I outfitted it with monofilament line on a spare fly rod reel I had in my collection of used fishing items.

Wed
09
Aug

Lillian Sukut named Outstanding Senior Citizen


Seen is Connie Lahr at the Wright County Fair as she represents this year's "Outstanding Senior Woman of Wright County," Lillian Sukut. She was nominated by Senior Connections Coordinator, Ginger O'Loughlin, “for giving to the community in a wide spectrum of ways, including belonging to the SAM's Quilters Club, being Senior Connections Most Benevolent Volunteer of the Year, visiting the homeless and much more."   (Photo by submitted)

Lillian Sukut of Maple Lake, an active volunteer and friend to all, was named this year's Outstanding Senior Citizen at the Wright County Fair recently.
Sukut, who lives at the Maple Manor, was not able to accept the award in person, so Connie Lahr, also of Maple Lake, did the honors for her.
"I know Lil as a faithful volunteer arriving at 8 a.m. every Monday morning to tie quilts with the S.A.M. Quilters," Lahr said. "She is a 'shining light' to each of us with her smiling face, kind words, and helpful hints to make every quilt beautiful. Because of her health, Lil is obliged to carry a little oxygen tank, but this does not stop her healthy, positive outlook on life."

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