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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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Joyce A. Breyfogle, Maple Lake

Joyce A. Breyfogle, age 60, of rural Maple Lake, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at New River Medical Center in Monticello. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Luke Schmidt officiated. Interment followed at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Special music was provided by Marlene and Rolf Mohwinkel. A visitation was held on Tuesday, May 1, from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Joyce Breyfogle was born on September 20, 1951, in Mahnomen, Minnesota, the daughter of Otto and Hazel E. Fahy Brockmier. Joyce graduated from Cottonwood High School and later attended Granite Falls Trade School to become a legal secretary. She was formerly employed at Gage/Carlson Company and at Cherub Corners in Delano. Joyce enjoyed gardening, photography, drawing and scrap booking.

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Patrick J. Casey, Annandale

Patrick J. Casey, age 81, of Annandale died Monday, May 7, 2012, at the Buffalo Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, and from 9-10 a.m., Friday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Obituary, Guestbook & Video Tribute online at dingmannfuneral.com.

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Sep

Public invited to Festival of Nations

The public is invited to visit the Maple Lake Elementary 6th grade Festival of Nations display from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4, in the elementary gym. The students have worked throughout the school year researching countries around the world. They created displays in order to share their information with others at the May 4 event.

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Sep

5th-8th Grade Spring Band Concert set

The Spring Concert for band students in grades fifth through eighth is set for Thursday, May 10, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium at 7 p.m. The program includes “Boogie Blues,” “A Prehistoric Suite,” “Fireball,” “St. Louis Blues” and “Park Celebration.”

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Sep

Sr. High and Jazz Band Concert on May 7

The Senior High Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will get together to perform on Monday, May 7, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Numbers to be performed include “Gaelic Rhapsody,” “Exaltation,” “Amazing Grace,” “Take Five,” and “Coconut Champagne.” An awards ceremony will also be held between the Senior High and Jazz Band performances. 

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Sep

Clifton P. Jude, Monticello

Clifton P. Jude, age 88, of Monticello, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Annandale Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. Michael Becker as the Celebrant. Pallbearers will be Jim, Todd and Kurd Jude, Paul Leason, Dale Fuller, David Marohn, Matthew Miller and Grant Leason. Sarah Goelz and Krista Elsenpeter-Tarbox will provide the music for the service. Burial will follow at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Clifton Paul Jude was born February 10, 1924, in Maple Lake to Paul and Margaret (Reordan) Jude. He graduated from Maple Lake High School and lived his entire life in the Maple Lake area. Cliff served his country in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

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Sep

Kevin M. Knickerbocker, Maple Lake

Kevin M. Knickerbocker, age 59, of Maple Lake, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with his family at his side. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2012, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Maple Lake, with Pastor Peter J. Martinson officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Potter, Todd Potter, Gordy Yager, Curt Taylor, Brian Lengyel and Roger Leech. Marlene Mohwinkel and Pastor Steven King provided the music for the service. Burial followed at Maple Lake Community Cemetery. Friends called from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. A prayer service was held at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Kevin Michael Knickerbocker was born August 9, 1952, in St. Louis Park to Dale and Mary (Sieg) Knickerbocker. On April 29, 1989, he was united in marriage to Teresa “Tina” Gagnon at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale.

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Helen M. Cavanaugh, Buffalo

Helen M. Cavanaugh, age 90, of Buffalo and formerly of Maple Lake, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Park Terrace in Buffalo. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Father Victor Valencia will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Timothy Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Troy Marschel, Jason Cavanaugh, Douglas Marschel, Timothy Pawelk, and John Erhard. A visitation was held on Tuesday, May 15, from 4-8 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation was on Wednesday morning, May 16, from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Helen was born on March 4, 1922, in Albion Township, the daughter of Joseph F. and Helen C. Larkin Raiche. On August 30, 1949, Helen M. Raiche and Raphael T. Cavanaugh were joined in holy marriage at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Helen was formerly employed as a secretary at the Wright County courthouse.

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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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Sep

Junior High Science Fair set for May 23

Seventh through ninth graders will show off their science projects in the Maple Lake High School activity center from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. The seventh and eighth graders will be using the scientific method to perform various experiments and show case results. Ninth graders will use their Rube Goldberg machines to perform simple tasks. The event is free and open to the public. 

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