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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Fall Band Concert is Nov. 20

The Fall Band Concert at Maple Lake High School is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the MLHS auditorium. The concert will include the Senior High, Junior High and Jazz bands playing a variety of numbers that include “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” “Raging Thunder,” and “Smooth Operator.”

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St. Tim's to host Thanksgiving Dance

St. Timothy’s School will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving dance from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Maple Lake American Legion. Students from St. Timothy’s and Maple Lake Elementary are invited to attend. Other activities will include a football toss, face painting and refreshments.

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Sep

School to close for Thanksgiving

St. Timothy’s School and Maple Lake Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 26.

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Sep

David Powers, Elbow Lake

David Powers, 77, Elbow Lake, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. The funeral service for David Powers was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012, at Peace Lutheran Church in Barrett with the Rev. Matthew Rose officiating. Burial was in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Barrett. Visitation was at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. and resumed at the church one hour before the service on Friday. David Miles Powers was born August 30, 1935, in Barneveld, Wisconsin, to Elliot and Mabel (Miles) Powers. His family moved to Barrett when Dave was a youngster and he attended school in Barrett. After graduation, he moved to Minneapolis where he met Marion Lofgren, and on December 29, 1956, the couple was married at Victory Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Soon after, David was drafted into the US Army.

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Sep

Margaret L. Pribyl, Maple Lake

Services for Margaret L. Pribyl, age 93, of Maple Lake, were conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Fr. John Meyer officiated the service. Interment followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Margaret L. Pribyl, age 93, of Maple Lake Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. Margaret Lillian Pribyl was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Maple Lake Township to William and Mary (Kaz) Derfler. As a very young child, her family moved to St. Paul and a few years later returned to Maple Lake. Margaret graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1938 and from Buffalo Teachers Training in 1940. She taught at many Wright County rural schools including Maple Lake, French Lake, and Monticello. On Sept.10, 1946 she was united in marriage to Victor George Pribyl in St. Timothy Catholic Church. They purchased a farm in Chatham Township and farmed for 10 years prior to building a new home in the City of Maple Lake.

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Sep

Gary Harbo at elementary Dec. 19-20

Author and illustrator Gary Harbo will be teaching art classes at Maple Lake Elementary School Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 19 and 20. Contact the school for more information.

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Sep

Senior high choir concert is Dec. 18

The Maple Lake senior high choir concert will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium.

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Sep

Junior high choir concert is Thursday

Maple Lake seventh- and eighth-grade choir students will present a concert at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium.

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Sep

Fifth-, sixth-grade band concert Dec. 20

Maple Lake fifth- and sixth-grade band students will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium.

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Sep

Helen Swingley, Monticello

Helen Marie Swingley, age 90 of Monticello, passed away on Monday December 10,2012 at the New River Medical Center of Monticello. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday December 15, 2012 at 1 PM at Alive Lutheran Church, 121 West Broadway, Monticello. Pastor Greg Koepsell will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a private interment. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello. Helen was born on March 8, 1922, in Minneapolis to Frank and Marie (Erickson) Ollinger. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Swingley on January 25, 1945. She and her husband farmed in Silver Creek Township until 1967. She then worked at various factory jobs, and then at Pinewood Elementary school in Monticello for 10 years until retiring at age 80.

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