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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

St. Timothy's School celebrating Catholic Schools' Week

St. Timothy’s School will be celebrating Catholic Schools’ Week from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. The celebration begins with a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, Jan. 27. There will be 10 a.m. Mass, the fourth- through eighth-grade choir will sing, students will do readings and bring gifts. The penny challenge will start, with kindergarteners paired with seventh and eighth graders, first and sixth graders, second and fifth graders and third and fourth graders. Each day at lunch, students will be allowed to put pennies in their class bucket or sabotage another class with silver or dollars in their class buckets. On Friday, all pennies will be counted and winners will be determined. Proceeds will benefit the St. Timothy’s Scholarship Fund. A collection of baby items and cash for Birthright of Monticello will begin Sunday as well. Birthright is a nonprofit organization offering counseling, legal help, medical and financial assistance to pregnant women.

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06
Sep

Rasset graduates from U of M Crookston

Christopher Rasset, a manufacturing management major from Maple Lake, is a fall semester 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

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06
Sep

Melvin Rouillard, Rogers

Melvin Joseph Rouillard, age 94 of Rogers, formerly of Maple Lake, born May 20, 1918 died Feb. 4, 2013, at home peacefully with his granddaughter at his side. Preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon “Sherri;” his wife, Mary Catherine “Kay” Bosley, wife, Pearl (McAlpine) Dynan, and daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Rouillard; parents, Henry and Ethel Rouillard; brothers, Merle and Rawland. Survived by his children: Michael (Sharon Wessel), James (Joan), Mary Beth (John) Schlegal; nine grandchildren, 20+ great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Also survived by his step family, nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. Melvin served during WWII as a flight engineer, training flight crews on B29s, while stationed at various Army bases throughout the United States. Melvin also is a 60+ years member of The American Legion Post 131 of Maple Lake. A carpenter by trade, he built and remodeled many homes and special projects for family and friends.

Fri
06
Sep

Speech team finishes third at Swanville

The Maple Lake speech team tied for third at Swanville on Saturday. Placing for the Irish were Amber Dale, Jenna Anderson, Maggie Carey, and Bernadette Loch, honorable mention in duos; Lexy Medley, honorable mention in serious prose; Brooke Ankerfelt, 3rd in Great Speeches; Charlie Stejskal, 1st in Extemp. Speaking; Melissa Timmers, 1st in Storytelling; and in discussion, the Irish swept with Kyle Pilger taking 3rd, Dylan Schlueter 2nd, and Maddie Nelson, 1st.  Next week, the Irish travel to Norwood-Young America.

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06
Sep

Corey Smith, Anchorage, Alaska

Corey J. Smith, 28, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Maple Lake, passed away at home Dec. 29, 2012. A memorial will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Monticello VFW, with a benefit to follow. Corey was born on Nov. 18, 1984, in Yankton, SD, and his family later moved to Maple Lake. Corey played football and enjoyed wrestling. He loved spending time with family and friends. Corey graduated from Annandale High in 2003. In 2004, he enlisted into the Army and was stationed at Ft. Richardson, Alaska, with the 4/25. There he met and married his wife, Jaylyn (Reaume), on Sept. 30, 2005. While in the Army, he served a 14-month deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007. He enrolled at UAA seeking his Masters in social work. Corey retired from the army in 2009. That year Corey and Jaylyn welcomed their daughter, Hannah, into their family. He worked for Inter-Con for the past 3 years. Corey was a very devoted, loving husband and best friend.

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06
Sep

Maple Lake grads named to deans' lists

Several Maple Lake High School graduates have been named to college deans’ lists. Luke Aleckson, Brady Gagnon and Brittany Negley were named to Minnesota State University Mankato’s Honor List, with a grade point average of at least 3.5. Clarice Hickman, a freshman with a graphic communications major, and senior community health major Aaron Rassat were named to Minnesota State University Moorhead’s dean’s list, with a GPA of at least 3.25. 

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06
Sep

MLE Kindergarten Round-up is March 7

The Maple Lake Elementary Kindergarten Round-up and registration is set for Thursday, March 7th. Kindergarten Round-up is for all children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2013, and planning to enter kindergarten next fall. The tentative schedule will look like this: Last Names A-H: 5:30-6:15 Last Names I-Q: 6:00-6:45 Last Names R-Z: 6:30-7:15 If you are new to the area and have a child who will be eligible for kindergarten next fall, please contact the elementary office as soon as possible (320-963-3024).

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06
Sep

ACT registration deadline is March 8

Registration is now open for the April 13, 2013, administration of the ACT college and career readiness exam. Students who want to take the exam on this date must register by Friday, March 8. Students may register online at www.actstudent.org or by mail. Paper registration forms may be obtained from school counselor offices or by requesting a registration packet from ACT. Students must submit a photo of themselves to register for the exam.

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06
Sep

Maple Lakers named to deans' lists

The following Maple Lake residents have been named to the dean’s list at their respective colleges. Gabriella Jude, a sophomore, was named to the Creighton University College of Nursing dean’s honor roll for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better. McKenzie Ross, a freshman, was named to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Design fall dean’s list for earning a GPA of 3.66 or better. Dylan Schaufler has been named to the Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical president’s list for the fall semester for earning a GPA of 3.5 or better. Clarice Hickman, a 2012 MLHS graduate majoring in graphic communications; Aaron Rassat, a 2009 MLHS grad majoring in community health; and Samantha Szczesny, a 2012 MLHS grad majoring in graphic communications, have been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead dean’s list for earning a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

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06
Sep

Donohue graduates from UW-Eau Claire

Erin Donohue, of Maple Lake, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Nursing and Health Sciences following the fall semester.

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