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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.

Fri
06
Sep

Maple Lakers named to deans' lists

Lisa Northenscold and Zachary Stokman, both of Maple Lake, have been named to the University of St. Thomas’ 2012 fall semester dean’s list for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better. In addition, Ashlee Blizil, of Maple Lake, has been named to the St. Cloud Technical and Community College President’s List for the fall term, having earned a 4.0 grade point average.

Fri
06
Sep

Speech team finishes fourth at home

The Maple Lake Speech team took fourth place in the small-school division of its own meet on Feb. 23. Placing for Maple Lake were Maddie Nelson, third in discussion; Dylan Schlueter, sixth in discussion; Bernadette Loch and Maggie Carey, seventh in duo interpretation; and Charlie Stejskal, second in extemporaneous speaking. The 10th annual meet boasted 18 schools and more than 300 competitors from as far away as Stillwater, Swanville, and Le Sueur. Kimball Area was crowned first place in the small-school division; Le Sueur-Henderson took first place in the larger school division.

Fri
06
Sep

ACT registration deadline is March 8

Registration is now open for the April 13, 2013, administration of the ACT college and career readiness exam. Students who want to take the exam on this date must register by Friday, March 8. Students may register online at www.actstudent.org or by mail. Paper registration forms may be obtained from school counselor offices or by requesting a registration packet from ACT. Students must submit a photo of themselves to register for the exam.

Fri
06
Sep

MLE Kindergarten Round-up is March 7

The Maple Lake Elementary Kindergarten Round-up and registration is set for Thursday, March 7th. Kindergarten Round-up is for all children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2013, and planning to enter kindergarten next fall. The tentative schedule will look like this: Last Names A-H: 5:30-6:15 Last Names I-Q: 6:00-6:45 Last Names R-Z: 6:30-7:15 If you are new to the area and have a child who will be eligible for kindergarten next fall, please contact the elementary office as soon as possible (320-963-3024).

Fri
06
Sep

10th annual Pops Concert is March 4

The Maple Lake Band Department’s 10th annual Pops Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the high school gymnasium. It will feature all band students in fifth through 12th grade from the public school and St. Timothy’s School. Concessions and a raffle for four Minnesota Wild tickets will be available. The fundraiser supports the band department and Band Boosters, which supplies equipment and scholarships.

Fri
06
Sep

Johnson named to Bemidji State dean's list

Katherine Johnson of Maple Lake earned a spot on the Bemidji State University dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester.

Fri
06
Sep

Gilbertson named to Hamline dean's list

Maple Lake High School graduate Theresa Gilbertson was named to the dean’s list at Hamline University for the fall term of the 2012-13 academic year for earning a grade point average of 3.8. Gilbertson, the daughter of Darrell Gilbertson and Ann Isham, is majoring in anthropology.

Fri
06
Sep

Face the World Foundation seeking exchange student host families

Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for international exchange students. Those interested should call 888-389-1006, ext. 104.

Fri
06
Sep

Cody LaFave, Maple Lake

Services for Cody Richard LaFave, 19, of Maple Lake, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake. Cody Richard LaFave was born July 22, 1993, at Buffalo, Minnesota, to Dale LaFave and Linda (Muonio) LaFave. He grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was confirmed at Atonement Lutheran Church of St. Cloud and graduated from Apollo High School in 2011. Cody went on to live in Maple Lake and work for his mentor and friend, Tom Segner, at Kapseg Farms. Cody was very artistic as a youth and he enjoyed drawing very intricate pictures. As he grew, he became interested in skateboarding, bicycling, snowboarding, football, basketball, wrestling, swimming, snowmobiling, boxing, shooting pool, darts and hunting. Most recently, he built his own pulling truck, went to tractor pulls, loved farming, welding, mechanics and John Deere. Most of all, Cody loved to spend time with his family and friends. He loved babies and children.

Fri
06
Sep

Speech team wins Cambridge-Isanti meet

The Maple Lake High School speech team won the small-school division of the Cambridge-Isanti Speech Meet on Saturday, March 23. Placing for the Irish were: Maddie Nelson, third, discussion; Dylan Schlueter, fourth, discussion; Kyle Pilger, sixth, discussion; Blair Stewig, seventh, discussion; Jenna Anderson and Amber Dale, fourth, duo interpretation; Brooke Ankerfelt, eighth, great speeches; Hanna Stewig, eighth place, informative; and Charlie Stejskal, champion, extemporaneous speaking.

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