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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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Sep

Doors open in Maple Lake for a new school year

Students, teachers and families were once again back in the hallways and classrooms at St. Timothy’s School and Maple Lake Public Schools as big crowds flocked to the school open houses on August 29. Each of the schools provided students at the open houses with information on the school year which began on Tuesday, Sept. 4. In addition, teachers and principals and office staff were on hand to answer questions and get students pointed in the right direction. On the following day, August 30, staff from all three schools met in the high school cafeteria for a breakfast hosted by Star Bank and listened to words of welcome provided by the building principals pictured at right: Deacon Mike Medley, Elementary Principal Kris Harlan and High School Principal Andy Almos.

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06
Sep

Kenneth L. 'Kenny' Marquette Jr., Maple Lake

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Marquette Jr., age 39, of Maple Lake, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012, from injuries he received in an auto accident. He was born on July 18, 1973, the son of Kenneth and Bonnie Westphal Marquette. Kenny graduated from Buffalo High School in 1992. He honorably served his country in The United States Marines until March of 1993. On February 10, 1996, Kenneth L. Marquette Jr. and Mary J. Babatz were joined in holy marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with two beautiful children. Kenny was a jack of all trades. He had worked many jobs in his life, mostly driving trucks and semis. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, trapping and gardening. Kenny loved demolition derbys. Kenny loved being with family and friends. He had a heart of gold and kept life interesting. He enjoyed animals of all kinds. Kenny loved to sing Hank Williams Jr. music on Karaoke. He enjoyed working on motors and fixing things.

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06
Sep

Carole LaVonne Lemke, Annandale

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, our beautiful and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Carole LaVonne (Skaar) Lemke of Annandale, and formerly of St. Paul, returned to her heavenly home to be with Jesus. Carole was born to James and Myrtle (Wickum) Skaar in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 27, 1935. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She graduated from Wilson High School and attended Concordia University where she met and fell in love with William Lemke, her husband of 58 years. Together they welcomed seven children into the world. Carole loved her family and made every day special, always finding one-on-one time for each of her children and grandchildren. Carole enjoyed being with people and was a friend to many. She loved to cook and bake and often treated family and friends to home-baked goodies. Carole worked as an activities aide in nursing homes in St.

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06
Sep

Wanda M. Evers, South Haven

Wanda M. Evers, age 63, of South Haven died Thursday, September 20, 2012, at her daughter's home in Darwin under hospice care. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Monday, with Memorial Services held at 7 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with Rev. John Peterson officiating. Wanda Marlene Evers was born May 30, 1949, in Minneapolis to Clarence and Shirley (Ten Eyck) Wiler. She worked at Bernatello's Pizza in Maple Lake for many years and enjoyed doing beadwork and playing bingo. She is survived by her former husband, Terry Evers of South Haven, daughters, Jan Bapp of Tracy, Koreen Heller of Darwin, Karen Evers of Annandale, brothers and sisters, Sandy Wiler of AZ, Rose Lamb of MO, Richard Wiler of MO, Janie Murray of Apple Valley, Daniel Wiler of St. Cloud, George Benson of St. Cloud, 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and great-grandson, Kaden.

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06
Sep

Dean L. Marschel, Annandale

Dean L. Marschel, age 55, of Annandale died Thursday, September 20, 2012, due to a construction accident while working for Bituminous Paving Company near Hankinson, ND. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with Funeral Services held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Victor Valencia officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale. Dean Louis Marschel was born September 16, 1957, in St. Cloud to Benjamin and Delores (Looman) Marschel. He attended Annandale schools and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He is survived by sons, Jason Hood of Knoxville, TN, Jeremy (Abby) Hood of Rogers, sisters and brothers, Karen Oberg of Annandale, Duane (Shari) of Eden Prairie, David (Donna) of Buffalo, Dennis (Mae) of Buffalo, Douglas (Coleen) of Buffalo, Linda (Joe) Baker of Maple Lake, Darrel (special friend, Mona) of Annandale, Judy (Guy) Negley of Maple Lake, Donald (Dorothy) of Buffalo, DeVan of St.

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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. More information will be coming on the times and details for these events. 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. on Thursday and the football team will hosting Holdingford at 7 p.m.

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06
Sep

MLHS Honor Society ceremony is Oct. 1

The Honor Society ceremony for students at Maple Lake High School is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in the MLHS auditorium. Participating in the induction ceremony will be new members selected in grades 8 through 11. Members who were previously inducted are also part of the ceremony. This year Hannah Haegele and Taylor Trager will be the senior speakers. After the ceremony there will be refreshments in the commons area.  

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06
Sep

St. Tim's students show appreciation for bus drivers

There was a surprise waiting for M&M bus drivers when they dropped their riders off at St. Timothy’s School on Tuesday morning, Sept. 18. Students were waiting to greet the drivers with gifts of water bottles and cookies. “We felt our bus drivers needed to know how much we appreciate the care, concern and special protection they give our children.” said principal Deacon Medley. “Our teachers, too, are appreciative of all that goes into the job of a bus driver; no one knows like classroom teachers the challenges of keeping control and safety first and foremost with many children in a contained area.” Second grade teacher Alison Krutzig spoke for all the St. Timothy staff when she said, “Every time I take my students to the bus safety training provided by M&M Bus Company, I’m reminded what an enormous responsibility they carry. You can’t help but be impressed by the efficiency and serious tone shown during these yearly training sessions.” 

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06
Sep

School to host Volunteer Orientation

A mandatory information meeting for new volunteers and those up for renewal in Maple Lake School District 881 has been set for 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, in the elementary media center. There will also be a volunteer orientation offered in the spring. Those unable to attend the September meeting but would still like to volunteer are asked to call Celeste at 320-963-6600 or by e-mail to dahlstrom@maplelake. k12.mn.us to make alternative arrangements.

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06
Sep

Sheriff announces scholarship program

Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty has announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2012. The MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 sheriffs of the State of Minnesota. The Members of MSA gives special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or one of the two- or four-year law enforcement degree colleges. “The Board of Directors feel peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform,” said Sheriff Hagerty. MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice. MSA recognizes some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically.

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