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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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06
Sep

Lowell H. Romann, Annandale

Lowell H. Romann, age 85, of Annandale, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. with funeral services at noon on Friday, July 5, at the Annandale Evangelical Free Church, with Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Annandale. Lowell Herbert Romann was born July 30, 1927, to Herbert and Martha (Schmidt) Romann in Perham. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1945-1947. On March 7, 1953, in Iowa, he was united in marriage to Geraldine Schwartz. Lowell worked at H.A. Gas Spring Company in Minneapolis for 27 years. In 1977, Lowell and Gerry moved to Maple Lake, where they continued a commercial cleaning business and hobby farm. They moved to Annandale in 1987, where Lowell enjoyed helping his son, Russ, with his lawn service. Lowell liked to hunt, fish, and spend time with his large family.

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06
Sep

Johnson named to Bemedji State Dean's List

Katherine Johnson, of Maple Lake, has been named to the Bemidji State University Spring Dean's List for earning a grade point average of at least 3.25.

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06
Sep

Fuchs, Ramsdell graduate from U of M-Duluth

Alyson Fuchs and Megan Ramsdell, both of Maple Lake, were candidates for graduation at the University of Minnesota-Duluth undergraduate commencement on May 18. Fuchs received a bachelor's degree in accounting and Ramsdell earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and health care management.

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06
Sep

WCCA Head Start is now enrolling

Wright County Community Action is now enrolling for the 2013-14 Head Start program year. Operating a home-based option and 11 centers throughout Wright County and western Hennepin County, Head Start offers a comprehensive preschool program. WCCA Head Start offers: School readiness activities, developmental and hearing/vision screening, health and nutrition services, parent engagement opportunities and transportation, whenever possible. Families are encouraged to call the WCCA Head Start office at 320-963-5000 to see which program option meets their needs. There is no cost for the Head Start program.

Fri
06
Sep

WCCA Head Start is now enrolling

Wright County Community Action is now enrolling for the 2013-14 Head Start program year. Operating a home-based option and 11 centers throughout Wright County and western Hennepin County, Head Start offers a comprehensive preschool program. WCCA Head Start offers: School readiness activities, developmental and hearing/vision screening, health and nutrition services, parent engagement opportunities and transportation, whenever possible. Families are encouraged to call the WCCA Head Start office at 320-963-5000 to see which program option meets their needs. There is no cost for the Head Start program.

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06
Sep

Richard Otis Noling, Buffalo

Richard Otis Noling, age 92, of Buffalo, and formerly of Maple Lake, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Parkview Care Center in Buffalo. Richard was born on Feb. 2, 1921, in Clinton, IL, to Earl and Bertha (Beerman) Noling. Richard honorably served his country during World War II in the European Theater. On March 23, 1949, Richard was joined in holy marriage to Lorene Matthews; their marriage was blessed with three children. Richard farmed all his life, but he also worked at Honeywell as an electroplater from 1951 until his retirement in 1982. He loved to talk, go for coffee every morning, camp and play cards. Richard was also a mechanic and a very talented handyman who could fix anything. Richard is survived by his sons: Dennis Ray (Denise) Noling, of Richfield, and Richard Dan (Deborah) Noling, of Annandale; daughter, Michele (Duane) Raymond, of Buffalo; seven grandchildren: Kristina, Jason, Nichole, Clinton, Garret, Kody and Brennen; and seven great-grandchildren.

Fri
06
Sep

Watermiller named to Iowa State Dean's List

Julie Ann Watermiller, an accounting major from Buffalo, has been named to the Iowa State University Dean’s List for earning a grade point average of at least 3.5

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06
Sep

Several named to Winona State Dean's List

Several area students have been named to Winona State University’s Dean’s List with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Maple Lake students are Jacob and Justin Bidwell, Travis Colbert, Elly Muller and Morgan Wolff. Annandale students are Kellie Bohlke, Madelyn Erickson, Ariel Gauldin and Jenna Woelfel. Buffalo students are Jacklyn Blauert, Megan Durst, Brooke Habisch, Anna Lundeen, Emily Marston, Mallory Nelson, Madison Rohl and Lauren Wilson.

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06
Sep

McBrady graduates from UM-Morris

Dillon McBrady, of Maple Lake, graduated from University of Minnesota, Morris during the 50th annual commencement ceremony on May 11. McBrady earned a bachelor of arts degree in history.

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06
Sep

Decker named to UM-Morris Dean's List

Brooke Decker, of Maple Lake, has been named to the University of Minnesota, Morris Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester for achieving a grade point average of 3.66 or higher.

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