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.

Thu
30
Jul

Learn from successful graziers at Grazing Management Day

Animal productivity and farm economics can be enhanced by improved pasture management. Best practices learned from other graziers can help jump-start your grazing operation.

For more information read this week's Messenger.

Wed
29
Jul

Five vie for Fairest of the Fair

 

Five area girls are vying for the title of Wright County Fairest of the Fair – Brianna Ye, Brooke Oelfke-Hagen, Kelsey Hackett, Shaniah Karels, and Shelby Campbell.
Coronation will take place Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m. on the free stage during the Wright County Fair, which will take place at the fairgrounds in Howard Lake Wednesday, July 29, through Sunday, Aug. 2.
Wed
29
Jul

Public transportation growth leads to new transit facility in Buffalo


The Trailblazer Transit will serve Wright County with public transportation. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Trailblazer Transit facility in Buffalo was July 8, 2015. The target completion date is May 1, 2016.

Trailblazer Joint Powers Board Members - Lynn Kissock (Board Member), Jack Russek (Vice-chairperson), Ron Shimanski (Chairperson), Doug Krueger (Board Member) and Bill Pinske (Board Member). Board members not pictured are Sheldon Nies and Jim Swanson.

Groundbreaking for the Trailblazer Transit facility in Buffalo on Wednesday, July 8. Front Row: Gary Ludwig (Trailblazer Transit Operations Manager), Al Munson (City of Howard Lake), Nadine Schoen (City of St. Michael), Lynn Kissock (WCAT Vice Chair, Mayor of Maple Lake), Jack Russek (WCAT Chair, City of Delano), Ron Shimanski (County Commissioner McLeod County), Butch Amundsen (City of Cokato), Doug Krueger (County Commissioner McLeod County), Bill Pinske (County Commissioner Sibley County), Laureen Bodin (City of Buffalo), Scott Enter (City of Buffalo) and Merton Auger (Mayor of Buffalo). Back Row: Tonia Persons (Trailblazer Transit) and Bill Mathews (Trailblazer Transit).

 

Wed
24
Jun

Local Roots Food Co-op planting at the Buffalo Community Center


Vegetables and herbs were planted for use by Community Center patrons and the kids helped plant a pollinator garden to help the bees and butterflies. Pictured from left to right are Aiden Stai (age 9), Calleigh Stai (age 8), Olivia Stai (age 5), Ingrid Carlson and Connie Carlson.
Wed
24
Jun

Programs & Events

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives
Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives by giving blood. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright County: June 27,  8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 625 12th Ave., Howard Lake; July 2, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fitness Evolution, 101 14th St. NE, Buffalo; July 7, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., CentraCare Health, 1013 Hart Boulevard, Monticello; July 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., First Minnesota Bank, 555 Highway 55 E., Buffalo; July 11, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cub Foods, 1008 Highway 55, Buffalo; July 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Standard Iron & Wire Works, 524 Pine St., Monticello
 
Job seekers seminars with Petra Marquart 
Wed
24
Jun

Meetings

June 25: Knights of Columbus, 7 p.m., St. Timothy's Church.
June 25: AA & Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.
June 27: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.
June 29: S.A.M. quilting group, 8 a.m., St. Timothy's Church basement.
June 29: Al-Anon and Men's 12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.
June 30: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United Methodist Church of Annandale, 250 Oak Ave. N.; 320-274-3380.
June 30: Celebrate Recovery (non-denominational Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello Covenant Church; 763-295-2112.
June 30: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.
Wed
20
May
Wed
20
May

Ethel Fobbe’s 100th

 

Ethel Fobbe celebrated her 100th birthday twice last week. She enjoyed a day with family and friends at the Maple Manor Senior Dining site on her birthday, May 12. She enjoyed company with a ham dinner, cake and bingo.
On Sunday, May 17, she had another party at the Maple Lake American Legion. It was a full house with an estimated 400 visitors. A great turn-out for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal.
Wed
20
May

Anderson wins Reserve Champion at equestrian show

Haley Anderson, sophomore at Maple Lake High School, participated in the Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center's Spring Gathering Hunter/Jumper Show in Des Moines, Iowa. She showed her horse, Kilglass, in hunter classes for 3 days and won Reserve Champion in the long stirrup division. This is Haley's 2nd year of showing and she started this season off with great honors by winning Reserve Champion, quite an achievement. She hopes to letter as an questrian athlete this year through the United States Equestrian Federation. 

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