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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.

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No school on President's Day Feb. 21

Students at Maple Lake Public Schools and St. Timothy’s School will have the day off from school on Monday, February 21, in recognition of President’s Day.

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Maple Lake Spelling Bee set for Feb. 7

Selected students in grades 5-8 at Maple Lake Public Schools will be participating in the annual spelling bee held on Monday, February 7, in the high school auditorium. The bee begins at 1:15 and is only open to family members of the participants. First-place winner of the spelling bee will advance on to the Regional Spelling Bee held at St. John’s University.
Selected students in grades 5-8 at Maple Lake Public Schools will be participating in the annual spelling bee held on Monday, February 7, in the high school auditorium. The bee begins at 1:15 and is only open to family members of the participants. First-place winner of the spelling bee will advance on to the Regional Spelling Bee held at St. John’s University.
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Parent/Teacher Conferences Feb. 3 and 7

Maple Lake Elementary parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the evenings of February 3 and 7. Conferences must be scheduled with the teacher in advance. Parents can register for conferences by calling the elementary at 320-963-3024.
Maple Lake Elementary parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the evenings of February 3 and 7. Conferences must be scheduled with the teacher in advance. Parents can register for conferences by calling the elementary at 320-963-3024.
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Sep

Snowcoming continues at MLHS

Snowcoming at MLHS continues this week with dress-up days and a variety of activities. At the girls’ basketball game on Feb. 3, spectators are invited to wear pink, the color of the effort to defeat breast cancer. At the boys’ basketball game on Feb. 4, spectators are invited to wear black to symbolize the effort to black out cancer. All funds raised from activities at both games will be donated to the Wright County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Other Snowcoming activities include crowning of kings and queens in grades 7th through 12th, a Friday pep fest and the Battle of the Grades, which will feature daily events such as a ping pong tourney, a basketball shootout and a trivia contest. A dance has been set for Sat., Feb. 5, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
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Sep

Snowcoming set for Jan. 31-Feb. 4

Snowcoming at Maple Lake High School has been set for the week of Jan. 31 through Feb. 4. Dress-up days for the week will be as follows: Monday, Pajama Day; Tuesday, Twin/Super Hero Day; Wednesday, Ugly Sweater Day; Thursday, Pink Out Day; and Friday, Spirit Day. Pink Out Day and Spirit Day will both feature efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. At the girls’ basketball game on Feb. 3, spectators are invited to wear pink, the color of the effort to defeat breast cancer. At the boys’ basketball game on Feb. 4, spectators are invited to wear black to symbolize the effort to black out cancer. All funds raised from activities at both games will be donated to the Wright County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
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Sep

Post Prom Committee to host VFW dinner

The Post Prom Party Committee will be hosting a dinner at the Maple Lake VFW on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m. There will be a choice of pork chops, chicken strips or 21 shrimp. All proceeds support the 2011 Post Prom Party.  
The Post Prom Party Committee will be hosting a dinner at the Maple Lake VFW on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m. There will be a choice of pork chops, chicken strips or 21 shrimp. All proceeds support the 2011 Post Prom Party.  
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Sep

Parent/Teacher conferences Feb. 3 and 7

Maple Lake Elementary parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the evenings of February 3 and 7. Conferences must be scheduled with the teacher in advance. Parents can register for conferences by calling the elementary at 320-963-3024.
Maple Lake Elementary parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the evenings of February 3 and 7. Conferences must be scheduled with the teacher in advance. Parents can register for conferences by calling the elementary at 320-963-3024.
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Sep

Families win prizes in calendar sales contest

Families and students were awarded prizes for selling this year’s edition of the St. Timothy’s School calendar. Winners were as follows: 1st place, Eric Jude; 2nd place, Nathan and Jacob Galles; 3rd place, Zac, Alex and Sam Marquette; and 4th place, Kara, Jacob and Isaac Loch. Families in first through third places each received a quilt from SAM’s Quilters, a Target gift card and a Subway Kid’s Pack. The fourth-place family received a Muller movie pass and a Subway Kid’s Pack.
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One-Act Play presentation is Jan. 26

Drama students at Maple Lake High School will be performing the annual one-act play on Jan. 26, under the direction of Mary Beth Barder, in the high school auditorium. This year’s play is titled The Bridge, and the curtain will open at 6 p.m. The Bridge, by Ford Ainsworth, is a modern retelling of the Billy Goats Gruff story. It questions what makes a strong nation and the need for individual thinkers, brave enough to speak up for truth. Three trolls guard a bridge. A herd of starving goats need to cross the bridge to enjoy new pasture because theirs is depleted. The goats join in worship of the trolls in order to gain their favor. However, one goat sees the trolls for what they truly are: superstition and unfounded fear. The trolls agree to the herd's request only if they agree to sacrifice a member of the herd.
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St. Tim's to observe Catholic Schools Week

During the week of January 30 to Feb. 5, St. Timothy’s School will be observing Catholic Schools Week. A pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 30, at the school will serve as the kickoff to the week. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are hosting the breakfast, along with a bake sale that will take place during the breakfast. Those donating items for the bake sale are asked to drop the baked goods off at the school from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, or on Sunday morning.

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