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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
06
Apr

CentraCare Health - Monticello’s Birth Center receives MN Hospital Assoc. Grant

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Birth Center has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) as part of the MHA’s Perinatal Safety Roadmap program.

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Wed
23
Mar

Senior Dining St. Patty’s Day fun

On St. Patrick's Day the Maple Lake Manor and Senior Dining Center threw an Irish get-together for the residents. Led by Ginger O'Loughlin (right) and Lorie Hegle (left), food was served accompanied by jokes and Irish blessings. Hegle was dressed in her washerwoman costume which made serving food and telling jokes a little more festive. The meal was a St. Patrick's Day favorite, corned beef and cabbage, with an Irish green cake for dessert. Everyone who attended enjoyed the meal and company thoroughly.
(Photo by Nick Pawlenty)

Wed
02
Mar

Candidates show their personalities at the Tea Social


Sydney Louis dressed as a baker and described decorated cupcakes to show her personality.

Abby Bentley showed her love of science fiction dressed as her favorite Star Wars character.

Tayler Elsenpeter wore scrubs and spurs as a symbol of her love of horses and helping others.

Victoria Rollings wore scrubs and her brown Taekwondo belt depicting her hobbies.

This year the Maple Lake Ambassadors Organization has been trying a lot of new things. This included hosting a 'tea' for families and sponsors of current Ambassadors and the candidates so the candidates could introduce themselves to the community and show off their sponsors. The event was held at the American Legion Club, where a variety of teas were available complemented by an array of tea cakes and small sandwiches.

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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)

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