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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 National Honor Society inducts new members

The Honor Society ceremony for students at Maple Lake High School took place on Monday, Oct. 1, in the MLHS auditorium. Participating in the induction ceremony were new members selected in grades 8 through 11. Members who were previously inducted are also part of the ceremony. Hannah Haegele and Taylor Trager were this year’s senior speakers. Senior High National Honor Society members: New members 11th grade after completion of 10th grade: Ashley Becker, Zachary Johnson, Paige Blizil, Katherine Klimek, Trevor Borell, Tabitha Latzig, Rachel Borgert, Elly Lehn, Maggie Carey, Holly Jo Parchem, Grant Davis, Kristina Paumen, Jay Elsenpeter, Jason Pomije, Loralie Elsenpeter, Kari Reid, Madison Gagnon, Drew Seibert, Nicholas Gapinski, Blair Stewig, Alexa Gorres, Justin Wilson, Sullivan Graham, Jessica Wohlrabe, Evan Hertwig, Maria Zaske.

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Sep

New organization offers Irish consignment sale

The Halloween spirit was in evidence last week when the new Maple Lake High School parent-teacher group, “Irish PATHS,” hosted a consignment sale for Irish spirit wear and athletic gear. In addition to the consignment sale, new Irish spirit wear was also available, such as the hat displayed on a skeleton for a touch of Halloween. Sales were held in the high school and elementary, with Irish PATHS member Paula Schmidt at the table and Molly Jones taking a look at the available merchandise.

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Sep

Halloween Carnival set for Oct. 27

The 37th Annual Halloween Carnival at Maple Lake Elementary is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be costume contests for children and adults, games, prizes and refreshments. The event is sponsored by Partners In Educatio

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Sep

Florence J. Menth, Maple Lake

Florence J. Menth, age 90, of Maple Lake, died Monday, October 22, 2012, at her home with her family at her side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake. Fr. John Meyer will be the Celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish Prayers will be 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Sep

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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06
Sep

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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06
Sep

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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06
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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06
Sep

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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