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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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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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Sep

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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Sep

Connie K. Cruikshank Ladwig, Paynesville

Connie K. Cruikshank Ladwig, 49 of Paynesville, passed away peacefully at home, November 5, with her loving husband of 26 years by her side, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was a long-time employee of Contract Hardware Company, Inc. Proceeded in death by mother, Sharon; brother, Ronald. Survived by husband, Ed; loving dog, Guiness; father, Robert, and wife, Ann; sister, Kelly; sisters-in-law, Laurie, Sister Joanne, Marilyn (Allan), Marge, Patty, Janet; nieces and nephews, Ann, Suzanne, Alicia, Heidi, Aaron, Shannon, Bahia, Abigail, Emily, Madeline, Rachael, JJ, Lauren, Maya. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 10, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the ALS Association.

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Sep

St. Tim's Extravaganza seeks vendors

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. To date, the following vendors have signed up to participate: 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, student-made crafts, Scholastic Book Fair, school calendars. Additional vendors are being accepted. For more information, contact Theresa Heimkes at 320-274-0299.

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Sep

MLHS Drama class to perform 'Around the World in 8 Plays' Nov. 8-10

The Maple Lake Drama class will be performing the play “Around the World in 8 Plays” on November 8, 9, and 10. This 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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Sep

No school in Maple Lake on Nov. 5

St. Timothy’s School and Maple Lake Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Nov. 5, due to teacher workshops. School will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Sep

Halloween Carnival draws a costumed crowd

Maple Lake Elementary provided a warm and safe place for children and families to gather for the 37th Halloween Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Sponsored by Partners In Education, the event included a costume contest, games, prizes and refreshments. About 350 children and families attended this year’s event.

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Sep

'Around the World in Eight Plays'

Over the weekend, Maple Lake High School drama students entertained members of the community with their rendition of “Around the World in Eight Plays,” in which the students took turns portraying a wide array of stories in various international settings. The production was student-led under the supervision of Mary Beth Barder

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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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06
Sep

From classical music to classic

The Maple Lake High School Band Fall Concert, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, offered a little bit of everything. The Junior High Concert Band started the night with “The Great Escape March” and ended their set with “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” (Left) Hayle Goelz, Jayce Wagner, Nik Dahlgren and Dan Upcraft of the MLHS Jazz Ensemble jam out to “Smooth Operator.” The band followed that up with “So What,” “What I’d Say” and an encore performance of “Free Bird.”

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