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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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David Powers, Elbow Lake

David Powers, 77, Elbow Lake, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. The funeral service for David Powers was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012, at Peace Lutheran Church in Barrett with the Rev. Matthew Rose officiating. Burial was in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Barrett. Visitation was at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. and resumed at the church one hour before the service on Friday. David Miles Powers was born August 30, 1935, in Barneveld, Wisconsin, to Elliot and Mabel (Miles) Powers. His family moved to Barrett when Dave was a youngster and he attended school in Barrett. After graduation, he moved to Minneapolis where he met Marion Lofgren, and on December 29, 1956, the couple was married at Victory Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Soon after, David was drafted into the US Army.

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Sep

Margaret L. Pribyl, Maple Lake

Services for Margaret L. Pribyl, age 93, of Maple Lake, were conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Fr. John Meyer officiated the service. Interment followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Margaret L. Pribyl, age 93, of Maple Lake Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. Margaret Lillian Pribyl was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Maple Lake Township to William and Mary (Kaz) Derfler. As a very young child, her family moved to St. Paul and a few years later returned to Maple Lake. Margaret graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1938 and from Buffalo Teachers Training in 1940. She taught at many Wright County rural schools including Maple Lake, French Lake, and Monticello. On Sept.10, 1946 she was united in marriage to Victor George Pribyl in St. Timothy Catholic Church. They purchased a farm in Chatham Township and farmed for 10 years prior to building a new home in the City of Maple Lake.

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06
Sep

Gary Harbo at elementary Dec. 19-20

Author and illustrator Gary Harbo will be teaching art classes at Maple Lake Elementary School Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 19 and 20. Contact the school for more information.

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06
Sep

Senior high choir concert is Dec. 18

The Maple Lake senior high choir concert will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium.

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06
Sep

Junior high choir concert is Thursday

Maple Lake seventh- and eighth-grade choir students will present a concert at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium.

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06
Sep

Fifth-, sixth-grade band concert Dec. 20

Maple Lake fifth- and sixth-grade band students will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Maple Lake High School auditorium.

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06
Sep

Helen Swingley, Monticello

Helen Marie Swingley, age 90 of Monticello, passed away on Monday December 10,2012 at the New River Medical Center of Monticello. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday December 15, 2012 at 1 PM at Alive Lutheran Church, 121 West Broadway, Monticello. Pastor Greg Koepsell will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a private interment. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello. Helen was born on March 8, 1922, in Minneapolis to Frank and Marie (Erickson) Ollinger. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Swingley on January 25, 1945. She and her husband farmed in Silver Creek Township until 1967. She then worked at various factory jobs, and then at Pinewood Elementary school in Monticello for 10 years until retiring at age 80.

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06
Sep

St. Timothy's students selling calendars

Students at St. Timothy’s School are selling calendars, with a goal of selling 1,000 by Dec. 19. Contact the school or Karen Jude at 320-274-8384 for more information.

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06
Sep

St. Timothy's to host Christmas program

St. Timothy’s School will present a Christmas program beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. This year’s program includes two separate groups. The program for grades kindergarten through third grade and seventh and eighth grade is titled “The Christmas Story” and the program for fourth through sixth grade is titled “Stranger in the Straw.” Refreshments will be served after the program.

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06
Sep

Martin J. Mooney, South Haven

Martin J. Mooney, age 59, of South Haven, and formerly of Maple Lake, died at his home on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Marty died the way he lived his life, gracefully, quietly and with great dignity. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9-10 a.m. Friday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. A prayer service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Martin Joseph Mooney was born April 22, 1953, in St. Cloud to Clayton and Helen (Happe) Mooney. He graduated from Maple Lake High School with the class of 1971 and went on to Anoka Technical College where he received a degree in Heavy Auto Mechanics in 1973. On June 8, 1985, Marty was united in marriage to Jill Farrell at their farm in South Haven. Marty and his brother, Phil, owned and operated Mooney Bus Service in Maple Lake for 29 years.

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