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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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Francis J. 'Frank' Fouquette, Buffalo

Francis J. “Frank” Fouquette, age 82, of rural Buffalo, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012. He was born on August 5, 1930, in Maple Lake, the son of Eli and Elizabeth Paumen Fouquette. On June 9, 1953, Francis J. Fouquette and Shirley Ann Marquette were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with six children. Frank was a faithful member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo and also belonged to the Buffalo Gun Club. He served as Chatham Township Treasurer for 36 years. Frank also taught welding at Anoka TechnicalCollege for twenty-one years.

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Raymond Adickes, Isle

Raymond Adickes, age 67, of Isle, passed away on October 18, 2012, at his home with his family after a long battle with colon cancer. Raymond Douglas Adickes was born on August 29, 1945, in Maple Lake, to Clarence and Dorothy (Van Lith) Adickes. He attended Montrose Elementary School until the 8th grade, then Buffalo High School, and graduated from Annandale High School in 1963. Ray was in the Army from 1965 to 1967, and served in Vietnam. He married Frances McCalpin on May 12, 1974, at Sacred Heart Church in Rush City. He was a hobby farmer, milk truck driver, gas truck driver, and also drove from coast to coast as a semi-truck driver. Ray enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, gardening, watching Minnesota Twins baseball, and story-telling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; and his parents, Clarence and Dorothy Adickes.

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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.

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Sep

MLHS brings a close to Homecoming 2012

Maple Lake High School closed its 2012 Homecoming celebration with a parade and half-time activities at the end of a week of events on Friday, Oct. 12. In the Homecoming Parade competition, the following classes won parade awards: 1st, Under the Sea Seniors; 2nd, Athletic Eighth Graders; 3rd, Fairy Tale Freshmen. Pictured at right: Members of the Irish Marching Band took to the field during half-time at the football game to entertain the Homecoming crowd.

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William M. Spielmann, Maple Lake

William M. Spielmann, age 66, of Maple Lake, formerly of the Twin Cities, passed away suddenly near Bemidji on November 4, 2012, doing what he loved to do; spending time in the woods with nature and his God. Visitation will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with Deacon Ron Freeman officiating. William Michael Spielmann was born March 10, 1946, in Minneapolis to Michael and Dolores (Hallman) Spielmann. He served his country during the VietNam War as a member of the U.S. Navy and graduated from Dunwoody Institute. Bill was an electronic technician for Control Data for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, woodworking, traveling, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary of Maple Lake; children, Collette (Pat) Snyder of Rosemount, Eric (Amy) Spielmann of St. Cloud, stepson, Jerry Tyrpa of St.

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MLHS participates in College Application Week

To assist students in preparing and applying to college, Maple Lake High School will participate in the statewide College Application Week held November 12-16, 2012. As part of this initiative, MLHS will work with its seniors throughout the week to complete and submit at least one online application. The goal of the program is to get more students applying to college. During this event students may apply to any two-year or four-year college/university or training program in which they are interested. During this week many Minnesota colleges/universities are offering free applications. School counselor Judy Sloneker will be available in the commons area during senior lunches all week. For more information please contact Sloneker, school counselor at Maple Lake High School, by calling 320-963-7495 or email slonekerj@maplelake.k12.mn.us.

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St. Tim's presents annual Extravaganza

The annual St. Timothy’s Shopping Extravaganza is set for Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school gym. The event will include student-made crafts and school calendars as well as sales from vendors that includes Arbonne, BeautiControl, Pampered Chef, Thirty-one, Avon, The Book Guyz of Minnesota, Handmade Rosaries, Premier Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Scentsy, Doll Clothes, Wildtree, Homemade Gifts, St. Patrickʼs Books & Gifts, kika Paprika, MN Lamb & Wool Products, Mary Kay, and the Scholastic Book Fair. For more information, contact Theresa Heimkes at 320-274-0299.

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MLHS Drama class to perform 'Around the World in 8 Plays' Nov. 15-17

The Maple Lake Drama class will be performing the play “Around the World in 8 Plays” on November 15, 16, and 17. The dates were changed to allow students to attend MLHS volleyball games at the state tournament this week. The comedy involves 8 mini performances all involving ridiculous plotlines and crazy characters. The stories travel all around the world from South America in “The Lost Beads” to the land of the Arapaho people in “The Little Owl Boy.” The curtain opens at 7:01 sharp. Student performers are: Jenna Anderson, Kyle Hickman, Luciano Saucedo, Miranda Jordan and Amber Dale, Maria Zaske, Zach Johnson, Jill Boros, Bernadette Loch, Chelsie Weege, Caleb Gindele, Courtney Klingelhoets, Rebecca Loch, Maddie Nelson, Kaitlin Loch, Hailee Malachek, Lexy Medley, and Jada Anderson.

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St. Tim's students attend fire safety program

The elementary students from St. Timothyʼs School (1st-3rd) spent the first week of October learning more about fire prevention and fire safety during National Fire Safety Week. Firefighters John Peterson and Scott Carriveau arrived at the school parking lot with, not one but two, fire trucks. It was a beautiful afternoon and the students sat around the trucks as they were given an informative talk on fire safety relevant to grade school children. They learned important tips in case of a fire such as having an exit strategy in place; keeping low to the ground; planning a meeting place after leaving a burning building; and Carriveau especially stressed never going back into a burning building for any reason. “We can always get another pet,” he said, “but we can never get another you!” Students said they especially enjoyed the demonstration of special fire gear, the tour of the trucks, and the question/answer time. “It was hilarious to see Mrs.

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