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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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06
Sep

Parent/teacher conferences planned

Parent/teacher conferences will take place in October at Maple Lake Elementary and High School. Elementary evening conferences will be conducted on Monday, Oct. 15, with a day of conferences planned for Wednesday, Oct. 17. No classes for elementary students will be conducted on that day. Parent/teacher conferences for Maple Lake High School are planned from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15.

Fri
06
Sep

Irish Homecoming events continue

Events will continue this week for the 2012 MLHS Homecoming Dress-up days remaining this week are as follows: Thursday, Class Themes Day (grades 7 &12– Fake an Injury; grades 8 & 11–Superhero; grades 9 & 10–Favorite Teacher); Friday, Spirit Day. Athletic contests for the week will have the Irish volleyball team hosting Holdingford at 7 p.m. on Thursday and the football team will hosting Holdingford at 7 p.m. on Friday A raffle for a chance to sit on a couch at the football game is also being conducted, in addition to a Scavenger Hunt and a Pepfest on Friday. The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday at the city park, with lineup to begin at 5:30 p.m. A dance will be held after the football game until midnight in the MLHS gym, with junior high students to leave at 11 p.m.

Fri
06
Sep

Winter chill in the air for St. Timothy's Marathon

Students, staff, family and friends of St. Timothy’s School had a chilly, but beautiful fall morning on Saturday, Oct. 6, to participate in the annual Marathon for Non-Public Education. Because of the cold morning, pre-event refreshments, instructions and a prayer were held in the school gym.  The Marathon goal of $16,000 was well within range with more than $14,000 raised by Saturday and donations still coming in.

Fri
06
Sep

St. Tim's to host annual Marathon Oct. 6

The annual Marathon for Non-Public Education will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Timothy’s School with a goal of raising $16,000. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with a prayer at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by the start of the bike-riding and walking events. Families are encourged to participate with their children. Third graders participating in the bike ride must be accompanied by parents. The Knights of Columbus will be providing a lunch after the events.

Fri
06
Sep

Irish Homecoming set for Oct. 7-12

Events are being planned for the Maple Lake High School 2012 Homecoming, set for the week of Oct. 7-12. The week begins with the annual Powder Puff football and He-Man volleyball contests between the junior and senior classes. The Powder Puff game will begin at 4 p.m. at Irish Country Stadium and the He-Man Volleyball game is set for 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Coronation of the 2012 Irish Homecoming King and Queen will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, in the MLHS auditorium. A bonfire and activities will follow on the ballfields near the playground. Dress-up days throughout the week are as follows: Monday, PJ Day; Tuesday, Senior Citizen Day; Wednesday, College/Professional Logo Day; Thursday, Class Themes Day (grades 7 &12– Fake an Injury; grades 8 & 11–Superhero; grades 9 & 10–Favorite Teacher); Friday, Spirit Day. Athletic contests for the week will have the Irish volleyball team hosting Holdingford at 7 p.m.

Fri
06
Sep

Parent/teacher conferences planned

Parent/teacher conferences will take place in October at Maple Lake Elementary and High School. Elementary evening conferences are set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 15, with a day of conferences planned for Wednesday, Oct. 17. No classes for elementary students will be conducted on that day. Parent/teacher conferences for Maple Lake High School are planned from 4 to 7 p.m.on Monday, Oct. 15.

Fri
06
Sep

Schools to close on October 18-19

Due to the fall holiday, no classes will be conducted on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19, at St. Timothy’s School and Maple Lake Public Schools. Classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 22.

Fri
06
Sep

Virtus training offered for St. Tim's volunteers

The Archdiocese has mandated that all employees and volunteers who have contact with children must attend a Virtus Training Workshop and complete a background check. Workshops take place all over the Archdiocese. The training is free and is required if volunteering at St. Timothy’s School. All school volunteers must have this training, including those who would like to help in the classroom, library, special events, or on field trips. You may register on-line at www.virtus.org, or call the school office at 320-963-3417 if you do not have access to a computer or are having trouble with registration on line. Those who have already attended Virtus, need not attend again.

Fri
06
Sep

MLHS National Honor Society inducts new members

The Honor Society ceremony for students at Maple Lake High School took place on Monday, Oct. 1, in the MLHS auditorium. Participating in the induction ceremony were new members selected in grades 8 through 11. Members who were previously inducted are also part of the ceremony. Hannah Haegele and Taylor Trager were this year’s senior speakers. Senior High National Honor Society members: New members 11th grade after completion of 10th grade: Ashley Becker, Zachary Johnson, Paige Blizil, Katherine Klimek, Trevor Borell, Tabitha Latzig, Rachel Borgert, Elly Lehn, Maggie Carey, Holly Jo Parchem, Grant Davis, Kristina Paumen, Jay Elsenpeter, Jason Pomije, Loralie Elsenpeter, Kari Reid, Madison Gagnon, Drew Seibert, Nicholas Gapinski, Blair Stewig, Alexa Gorres, Justin Wilson, Sullivan Graham, Jessica Wohlrabe, Evan Hertwig, Maria Zaske.

Fri
06
Sep

New organization offers Irish consignment sale

The Halloween spirit was in evidence last week when the new Maple Lake High School parent-teacher group, “Irish PATHS,” hosted a consignment sale for Irish spirit wear and athletic gear. In addition to the consignment sale, new Irish spirit wear was also available, such as the hat displayed on a skeleton for a touch of Halloween. Sales were held in the high school and elementary, with Irish PATHS member Paula Schmidt at the table and Molly Jones taking a look at the available merchandise.

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