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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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Parent/teacher conferences planned

Parent/teacher conferences will take place in October at Maple Lake Elementary and High School. Elementary evening conferences are set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 15, with a day of conferences planned for Wednesday, Oct. 17. No classes for elementary students will be conducted on that day. Parent/teacher conferences for Maple Lake High School are planned from 4 to 7 p.m.on Monday, Oct. 15.

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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

Virtus training offered for St. Tim's volunteers

The Archdiocese has mandated that all employees and volunteers who have contact with children must attend a Virtus Training Workshop and complete a background check. Workshops take place all over the Archdiocese. The training is free and is required if volunteering at St. Timothy’s School. All school volunteers must have this training, including those who would like to help in the classroom, library, special events, or on field trips. You may register on-line at www.virtus.org, or call the school office at 320-963-3417 if you do not have access to a computer or are having trouble with registration on line. Those who have already attended Virtus, need not attend again.

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06
Sep

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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06
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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06
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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06
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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06
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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