Community

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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Denis W. Larson, Maple Lake

Denis W. Larson, age 65, of Maple Lake, formerly of Marshall, passed from this life into the eternal hands of his Savior on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Visitation was be Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake. A private funeral service was held. Burial was in Augusta Cemetery in Marietta. Denis Walter Larson was born Jan. 10, 1948, in Marshall, to the late Walter E. and Bernice (Pratt) Larson. He attended Westside Elementary School and Marshall Junior and Senior High Schools. He graduated an honor student with the class of 1966. He continued his education at Bemidji State University, where his greatest joy was playing college football under the late head coach, Don Palm. He ended college in 1969 and went to work as a residential builder and remodeler for local contractors in the Annandale-Maple Lake area for the next 20 years. Sandwiched in those years, Denny spent two years in the Maple Lake Public School system.

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Fifth annual Maple Lake Science Fair is May 22

The fifth annual Maple Lake Science Fair will be 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Maple Lake High School Activity Center. The public is welcome and those attending are asked to park behind the school and enter through the Activity Center doors. Organizers have made a few changes to the format of the event. Seventh and eighth graders have put their science and engineering skills to work to create their very own inventions. Chemistry students will be demonstrating the “magic” of physical science. Ninth-grade students and physics students will be demonstrating their class Rube Goldberg Machines.

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Jude receives Winona Community Service Award from Saint Mary's University

Jacinta Jude, daughter of Peter and Anna Maria Jude, of Maple Lake, received the Winona Community Service Award from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She was also nominated for the Outstanding Senior Award.

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Denton "Bob" Randall, Maple Lake

Denton “Bob” Randall, age 69, of Maple Lake passed away at the Buffalo Hospital on June 2, 2013. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Bob was born on July 4, 1943, to Denton and Flora (Tate) Randall in St. Peter. He was a police officer for the Minneapolis Police Department for 26 years. He drove for M & M Bus Co. in Maple Lake for nine years. He enjoyed NHRA and riding his motorcycle. He loved his Husky dogs. He is survived by daughters, Lisa (Bruce) Hillier and Tracey Weber (fiancé, Scott Gray); grandchildren, Mitchell Weber, Cory and Kara Hillier; sister, Elizabeth (Nat) Flores; girlfriend, Gina Sapp, and her sons, Thomas and Cody Bakka. The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is in charge of arrangements.

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