Community

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
27
Jan

SCSEP/Senior Community Service Employment Program

Fifty years ago, the Senior Community Service Employment Program began as part of the War on Poverty. It was so successful that it became a national program under the Older Americans Act in 1973. It is referred to by its acronym- SCSEP (pronounced SEE-SEP) and operates in nearly every county in the nation.

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Wed
27
Jan

February winter programs at Robert Ney Regional Park

Wright County Parks will host several winter programs throughout the month of February at Robert Ney Regional Park, located just north of Maple Lake off CSAH 8. Each program will provide a unique experience for every participant.

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Wed
13
Jan

BCT auditions coming up

Auditions for Tuesdays With Morrie are coming up fast at Buffalo Community Theater.
Tuesdays With Morrie, from the acclaimed best seller, is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
Director Jack Neveaux is looking for experienced actors with an interest in expanding their understanding of humanity and entertaining like-minded audiences.

Wed
13
Jan

Maple Lake local, Michael Fritz, ordained


From left to right: Rev. Rick Wagner, Rev. Duane Lookingbill, Rev. Laura Smidzik, Autumn Peterson O'Connell, Pastor Tony Romaine, Rev. Mary Kay Sauter, Rev. Michael Fritz, Pastor Hae Chang, Rev. Dave Martens, Chaplain Nicole Smith, Rev. Oby Ballinger, Rev. Joe Clay. Members of First Congregational Church of Glencoe, where Fritz is interim minister, were also in attendance. (Photo submitted)

Michael Fritz, a 2005 MLHS graduate and long-time member of Maple Lake’s Bethlehem United Church of Christ, was ordained on January 2. Fritz was baptized and confirmed in Bethlehem UCC and after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and earning his Masters of Divinity from the Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, served a 20-month term as interim pastor at his home church, Bethlehem UCC in Maple Lake.
Pastor Fritz is currently serving as interim paster at First Congregational Church at Glencoe, MN.

Wed
13
Jan

Farm pesticide applicator workshops scheduled

Pesticide Safety Education programs are aimed at safety for applicators, the crop, the environment, the community and food supplies.
The “private” applicator’s permit is for farm operators who are applying restricted use pesticide products on their own fields. This includes some herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other pest control products that are labeled “Restricted Use.”
Farmers with Private Pesticide Applicator (PPA) permits that expire on March 1, 2016, should have received a postcard from the MN Department of Agriculture and soon can expect a University of Minnesota Extension flyer about renewal workshops that have been scheduled from the middle of January to the end of February around the state. Farmers can renew permits again this year by 1 of 3 options.

Wed
06
Jan

Jewett gets post-Christmas bonus deer


Davey Jewett had a hunt most hunters only dream of when he arrowed this 11 point buck on Dec. 26th which was dragging a deceased buck. According to Brian Gordon the deer was seen in a field and Jewett was successful in stalking the deer until he got within shooting range. He said Jewett plans to have a two-headed mount made to add to his trophies. Gordon figured the deer would dress out at over 200 lbs. Deer often fight one another during rutting season which most times end up with both deer dying if they can’t seperate themselves. (Photo by Rebecca Sauter)
Wed
06
Jan

Robert Ney Park information

The Ney Nature Center is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, January 2nd thru March 6th, from 12 to 4 p.m. During these times ski and snowshoe rentals are available: Traditional skis—ski package includes skis, boots, and poles.
The Ney Nature Center is located 1.5 miles north of Maple Lake, just off County Road 8. Address: 5212 73rd Street NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358
Picnic Shelter
Reservations
On Jan. 4, the Wright County Parks Department began accepting picnic shelter reservations for the summer of 2016 through their online line reservation system, or over the phone. The online reservations allow the user to select their dates, show available camp sites and shelters, and make payments online.
Links to the reservation system can be found on Wright County Parks Department web page. http://www.co.wright.mn.
us132/Parks-Recreation

Wed
30
Dec

4th Annual Game-A-Thon: A fun-filled New Year’s Day


​The 4th annual GAME-A-THON will be on Friday, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Buffalo Community Center, located at 206 Central Ave. in downtown Buffalo. This free event is open to the public and is family-friendly. Movies, potluck lunch, and over 100 different types of table-top games to play. For more information, call Katie Serrano, 320-291-9372, or find Sci-Fi Saturday on Facebook. Kevin Miller, Angela Nelson, event coordinator - Katie Serrano and Aaron Nelson enjoyed the 3rd annual Game-A-Thon. (Photo submitted)
Wed
23
Dec

Hunter Dalum’s first buck


11-year-old Hunter Dalum harvested his first buck on his family’s property southeast of Maple Lake. (Photo submitted)
Thu
12
Nov

Congratulations!


The 2015-2016 volleyball team won second place in Central Minnesota Conference. Front Row: Kate Latour, Kora Fuller, Mollie Scheiber and Megan Carlson. Middle Row: Katie Goelz, Shelby Larson, Sadie Pingel, Olivia Marquette, Morgan Scheiber, Macy Wurm and Olivia Paumen. Back Row: Coach Amy Voigt, Lauren Borell, Kaleigh Beehler, Marisa Henrikson, Brynn Paumen, Coach Marty Kiebel, Brielle Paumen, Linsey Rachel, Amber Klug, Brooklyn Toedter and Coach Leah Roske. (Photo by Chad Pingel)

Devin Deringer and Sommer Carlson earned their ticket to the 2015 State Cross Country Meet. Deringer placed 55th out of 176 runners during his first appearance at the state meet. Carlson placed 29th out of 175 runners and is the first track athlete from Maple Lake to go to State four years in a row. (Photo by Tammy Deringer)

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