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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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Donald J. Paumen, Maple Lake

Donald J. Paumen, age 88, of Maple Lake, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Annandale Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Maple Lake, celebrated by Fr. Steven Hoffman. The pallbearers were Toban, Tyrel, Clint, Erik and Blake Paumen, and Todd Seidel. The music for the service was provided by St. Timothy’s Resurrection Choir with Marge Pavlik, organist. Burial followed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends called from 4-8 p.m., Monday, and 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Donald Jerome Paumen was born September 9, 1923, to Martin and Veronica (Stumpf) Paumen at the family farm west of Maple Lake, where he resided his entire life. He wed Angela Dearing on August 16, 1949, in Annandale. He served his country in the Army Air Force during WW II as a B-24 bomber pilot, completing 33 missions in the European Theatre.

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Patricia G. Rilea, Maple Lake

Patricia G. Rilea, age 56, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at her home under hospice care surrounded by the love of her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Maple Lake, with Pastor Peter J. Martinson officiating. Pallbearers were Dan, Brian, Nicole, Cory and Tony Rilea, Ben Knowles, Justin Iaquinto, and Bruce and Rob Steele. Marlene Mohwinkel, Rev. Steven King and Annette Klatt provided music for the service. Friends called from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Patricia Genevieve Rilea was born July 14, 1955, in Minneapolis to Roderick and Ann Marie (Blanchin) Berggren. She graduated from high school with the Robbinsdale Class of 1973.

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Curtis Hofman, Maple Lake

Curtis Elmer Hofman, age 78, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2012, in Tyler, Texas. Funeral services were May 14 at Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Maple Lake. Visitation was on May 13 at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Casketbearers were Donald Klonne, Jay Dupuis, Robert Main, Joseph Main, Samuel Main, Noah Main and Jordan Hamm. He was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Brewster, the son of Albert and Henrietta (Dalman) Hofman. He was baptized and attended Silver Creek Reformed Church in his youth. Since 1960, he has been a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church where he held several elected offices and helped with the custodial care of the church. Curtis and Janett Dennin were joined in marriage on Sept. 20, 1956.

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Richard James Connick, Annandale

Richard James Connick, age 72, of Annandale died at home on May 19, 2012. There will be a Celebration of Life service at the Lampi Auction Center, Hwy. 55 and County Rd. 6, on Sat., June 9, beginning with a visitation from 3-4 p.m. The service will begin at 4 p.m. A luncheon will be served after the service. Richard was born on Jan. 9, 1940, in Monticello, the youngest child of Byron and Lilly (Elf) Connick of rural Maple Lake. He attended rural elementary school and graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1957. He married Pauline Couette of Maple Lake on Dec. 13, 1975. Together they parented their son, Bryce. Richard worked for Suburban and Cassellius Ready Mix as a driver and dispatcher. He also worked for Southbrook Development Corp and BPI. He was a member and former president of the Annandale Lions Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer and enjoyed woodworking.

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Community invited to review new textbooks

Maple Lake School District is adopting new resources for the world history class as well as the psychology class. Copies of the texts can be previewed by community members during the week of June 4 through June 8. If anyone would like to come in and look at the texts, they can stop in the district office to preview them.

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MLHS Commencement is June 1

Commencement for the MLHS Class of 2012 is set for 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in the high school gym. Areas will be reserved for ticket holders and all other seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The student speaker will be Senior Class President Zack Schaunaman. The commencement speaker will be MLHS teacher Dave Hansen. The school year also ends Friday, June 1. 

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6th grade graduation on May 31

Maple Lake Elementary invites parents to its graduation ceremony for the sixth graders on Thursday, May 31. The ceremony will take place in the high school auditorium starting at 1:15 p.m., followed by refreshments in the elementary cafeteria.

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Maple Lake Elem. Track and Field on May 25

Maple Lake Elementary will host Track & Field Day on Friday, May 25, at the Irish Country Stadium. There will be a morning session from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and an afternoon session from 11:45-2:30 p.m. During the morning session, grades 1-3 will compete in running events while grades 4-6 perform field events. In the afternoon, grades 1-3 will move to the field events while grades 4-6 will compete in the running events. 

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No School on Memorial Day

There will be no classes at St. Timothy’s School or Maple Lake Public Schools on Monday, May 28, for the observance of Memorial Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 29.  

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St. Tim's 8th grade graduation on May 30

St. Timothy’s School will be hosting a graduation ceremony for the eighth graders on Wednesday, May 30. The eighth grade graduation Mass will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a cake and ice cream reception to follow.

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