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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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St. Timothy's students selling calendars

Students at St. Timothy’s School are selling calendars, with a goal of selling 1,000 by Dec. 19. Contact the school or Karen Jude at 320-274-8384 for more information.

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Sep

St. Timothy's to host Christmas program

St. Timothy’s School will present a Christmas program beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. This year’s program includes two separate groups. The program for grades kindergarten through third grade and seventh and eighth grade is titled “The Christmas Story” and the program for fourth through sixth grade is titled “Stranger in the Straw.” Refreshments will be served after the program.

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Sep

Martin J. Mooney, South Haven

Martin J. Mooney, age 59, of South Haven, and formerly of Maple Lake, died at his home on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Marty died the way he lived his life, gracefully, quietly and with great dignity. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9-10 a.m. Friday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. A prayer service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Martin Joseph Mooney was born April 22, 1953, in St. Cloud to Clayton and Helen (Happe) Mooney. He graduated from Maple Lake High School with the class of 1971 and went on to Anoka Technical College where he received a degree in Heavy Auto Mechanics in 1973. On June 8, 1985, Marty was united in marriage to Jill Farrell at their farm in South Haven. Marty and his brother, Phil, owned and operated Mooney Bus Service in Maple Lake for 29 years.

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Sep

Summer is the time for growing outdoor classroom for Maple Lake High School

de of Maple Lake High School now has a learning space for MLHS students.

Science teacher J McClelland obtained a grant the the University of Minnesota for the establishment of a garden that he can used to teach students about nature and plants.

The idea was presented to McClelland at one of the classes he took last summer, which promoted the use of school grounds for student learning.

The grant of $500 was approved in February and the plants arrived on May 20. Students helped get the garden started at the end of the last school year, with McClelland and some helpers taking care of the garden over the summer.

The mix of plants in the garden includes annuals such as sunflowers, cucumbers, gords, green beans, tomatos, zuccini and sweet corn. Native perinnial plants include switch grass, heath astor, prairie smoke, columbine, swap milkweed, New England astor, Cardinal Flower and stiff grass.

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Sep

Volunteer celebration planned for Sept. 18

The Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, which honors the volunteers efforts at Maple Lake High School and Elementary for the 2006-2007 school year, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the elementary media center. All school district volunteers are invited to enjoy appetizers, desserts and entertainment as a thank you for taking the time to volunteer.

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Sep

Volunteer Orientation Night is Sept. 11

Maple Lake School District 881 will be hosting its annual Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the elementary media center. Anyone planning to volunteer in the elementary or high school this year needs to attend this training session. For more information, call Community Care at 320-963-6600.

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06
Sep

Preparations underway for first day of school

Staff and family members at Maple Lake Elementary answered a call for help on Saturday as teachers worked to get classrooms ready for the start of the new school year on Sept. 2. This year's school opening was made considerably more complicated because four new classrooms constructed over this summer will not be ready by the start of school.

More information appears in this week's issue of the Messenger or subscribe to the on-line E-dition of the paper.

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Sep

Carol Ellingson, Monticello

Carol (Lindquist) Ellingson, age 70, passed away peacefully at St. Cloud Hospital on Dec. 18, 2012, with family surrounding her bedside. A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello, with a private interment. Visitation was prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Chapel. Carol was born to Rev. Swante and Marion (Clare) Lindquist, on July 17, 1942, in Swaziland, Africa. Her parents were missionaries there for many years. She attended most of her high school years at Monticello High School and graduated from Buffalo High School. She attended St. Cloud Beauty School, but found enjoyment in professional floral design. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and a grandmother. She was also known for her exceptional beauty, profound creativity, unique sense of humor, and the ability to make anyone feel like they were the most special person in the room. She loved the Lord so deeply.

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Sep

Edith Hoffman, Annandale

Edith M. Hoffman, age 95, of Annandale, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Parkview Care Center, Buffalo. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Maple Lake, with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Palmer officiating. The music for the service will be provided by Myrna Jude and David Schmidt. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will be a prayer service 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Edith Marie Hoffman was born June 27, 1917, in Rockford to Fred and Josephine (Carpenter) Hines. She married Erwin C. Hoffman on Jan. 22, 1938, and for the next 40 years they farmed in Albion Township, Wright County. Edith would proclaim that when she married Erwin and the birth of each of her children were the greatest moments of her life. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2008, concluding their 70 years of faithful marriage.

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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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