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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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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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Sep

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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Sep

Music programs planned for May 21

Two music programs are planned for the evening of Monday, May 21, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium. The fourth grade music program begins at 6:30 p.m. They will play recorder selections and perform song which include “Concert Etiquette Rap,” “Circle of Song,” and “Junk Band Boogie.” The senior high mixed choir concert will perform at 8 p.m. Students will perform selections from contests including “My Heart is Offered Still to You,” and “Homage.” They will conclude the evening with more recent songs which include a selection from the girls, “Jar of Hearts,” and a selction from the boys, “Rhythm of Love.” Come early, stay late and enjoy the wonderful music performed by these young musicians. The programs are free and open to the public.

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Sep

Co-Curricular Awards planned for May 14

The annual Co-Curricular awards program is scheduled for Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. in the Maple Lake High School auditorium. Awards will be presented for academics, publications, drama, student council, speech and Irish Mentors.

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06
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

Donald J. Paumen, Maple Lake

Donald J. Paumen, age 88, of Maple Lake, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Annandale Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Maple Lake, celebrated by Fr. Steven Hoffman. The pallbearers were Toban, Tyrel, Clint, Erik and Blake Paumen, and Todd Seidel. The music for the service was provided by St. Timothy’s Resurrection Choir with Marge Pavlik, organist. Burial followed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends called from 4-8 p.m., Monday, and 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Donald Jerome Paumen was born September 9, 1923, to Martin and Veronica (Stumpf) Paumen at the family farm west of Maple Lake, where he resided his entire life. He wed Angela Dearing on August 16, 1949, in Annandale. He served his country in the Army Air Force during WW II as a B-24 bomber pilot, completing 33 missions in the European Theatre.

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Sep

Patricia G. Rilea, Maple Lake

Patricia G. Rilea, age 56, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at her home under hospice care surrounded by the love of her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Maple Lake, with Pastor Peter J. Martinson officiating. Pallbearers were Dan, Brian, Nicole, Cory and Tony Rilea, Ben Knowles, Justin Iaquinto, and Bruce and Rob Steele. Marlene Mohwinkel, Rev. Steven King and Annette Klatt provided music for the service. Friends called from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Patricia Genevieve Rilea was born July 14, 1955, in Minneapolis to Roderick and Ann Marie (Blanchin) Berggren. She graduated from high school with the Robbinsdale Class of 1973.

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Sep

Curtis Hofman, Maple Lake

Curtis Elmer Hofman, age 78, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2012, in Tyler, Texas. Funeral services were May 14 at Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Maple Lake. Visitation was on May 13 at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Casketbearers were Donald Klonne, Jay Dupuis, Robert Main, Joseph Main, Samuel Main, Noah Main and Jordan Hamm. He was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Brewster, the son of Albert and Henrietta (Dalman) Hofman. He was baptized and attended Silver Creek Reformed Church in his youth. Since 1960, he has been a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church where he held several elected offices and helped with the custodial care of the church. Curtis and Janett Dennin were joined in marriage on Sept. 20, 1956.

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Sep

Richard James Connick, Annandale

Richard James Connick, age 72, of Annandale died at home on May 19, 2012. There will be a Celebration of Life service at the Lampi Auction Center, Hwy. 55 and County Rd. 6, on Sat., June 9, beginning with a visitation from 3-4 p.m. The service will begin at 4 p.m. A luncheon will be served after the service. Richard was born on Jan. 9, 1940, in Monticello, the youngest child of Byron and Lilly (Elf) Connick of rural Maple Lake. He attended rural elementary school and graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1957. He married Pauline Couette of Maple Lake on Dec. 13, 1975. Together they parented their son, Bryce. Richard worked for Suburban and Cassellius Ready Mix as a driver and dispatcher. He also worked for Southbrook Development Corp and BPI. He was a member and former president of the Annandale Lions Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer and enjoyed woodworking.

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