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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

Gilbertson named to Hamline dean's li

Maple Lake High School graduate Theresa Gilbertson was named to the dean’s list at Hamline University for the fall term of the 2012-13 academic year for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Gilbertson, the daughter of Ann Isham, is majoring in Anthropology.

Fri
06
Sep

Gilbertson named to Hamline dean's li

Maple Lake High School graduate Theresa Gilbertson was named to the dean’s list at Hamline University for the fall term of the 2012-13 academic year for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Gilbertson, the daughter of Ann Isham, is majoring in Anthropology.

Fri
06
Sep

Gilbertson named to Hamline dean's li

Maple Lake High School graduate Theresa Gilbertson was named to the dean’s list at Hamline University for the fall term of the 2012-13 academic year for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Gilbertson, the daughter of Ann Isham, is majoring in Anthropology.

Fri
06
Sep

Renier named to St. Benedict dean's list

Jeana Renier, daughter of Joe and Connie Renier of Maple Lake, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the College of St. Benedict for earning a grade point average of 3.8 or better.

Fri
06
Sep

Face the World Foundation seeking exchange student host families

Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for international exchange students. Those interested should call 888-389-1006, ext. 104.

Fri
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).

Fri
06
Sep

Yvette Potter, Clearwater

Memorial services were at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater, for Yvette Marie Potter, age 72, of Clearwater. She died Friday, March 29, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital with her family at her side. The Rev. Steven Hoffman of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater officiated the service. Inurnment will be at a later date. Yvette was born on July 20, 1940, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Octave and Annette (Frechette) Laurin. She attended school at St. Boniface until, as a teenager, she moved with her parents to North Minneapolis in 1955. She attended North High School and graduated in 1958. She was united in marriage to Stephen Potter on Nov. 12, 1958. They then made their home in Buffalo, where their three children were born. She always considered her three children to be her biggest accomplishment. As a young woman, she worked in downtown Minneapolis.

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06
Sep

William Erickson, Lebanon, Ind.

William Martin “Bill” Erickson, 86, of Lebanon, Ind., formerly of New Richmond, Ind., passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation at Parkwood in Lebanon. Funeral mass was Monday, April 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon, with Rev. Dave Hellman officiating. Rosary at Myers Mortuary and internment with military rites at Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery in Carwfordsville, Ind. followed. Memorials in memory of William Erickson may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lebanon. Online condolences may be made to myersmortuary.com.

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06
Sep

Kelly Hartneck, Buffalo

Kelly J. Hartneck, age 46, of Buffalo, and formerly of Annandale, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born on March 17, 1967, in Minneapolis, the son of Roger Hartneck and Karen Kelly. Kelly was the proprietor of KJH Construction. He loved fishing, hunting, was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed cooking, antique collecting, liked working with his hands, was a former businessman who always gave to others. Survived by children: Michael and Kyle Horton and K.J. Hartneck; parents: Roger Hartneck, of Annandale, and Karen Hartneck, of Crystal; siblings: Dori (Ed) Slicer, of Buffalo, Brad Hartneck, of St. Michael, and Ryan (Cassie) Hartneck, of New Hope; four nieces and two nephews; other relatives and friends. Kelly's love for life and generous spirit was felt by all his loved ones. He will be deeply missed. A Mass of Christian Burial for Kelly Hartneck was Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo.

Fri
06
Sep

Two Maple Lakers to graduate from SMSU

Riley Jerome Decker and Laura Christine Johnson, of Maple Lake, are set to graduate Magna Cum Laude, with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.79, from Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall on May 11. 

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