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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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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.

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06
Sep

Cody LaFave, Maple Lake

Services for Cody Richard LaFave, 19, of Maple Lake, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake. Cody Richard LaFave was born July 22, 1993, at Buffalo, Minnesota, to Dale LaFave and Linda (Muonio) LaFave. He grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was confirmed at Atonement Lutheran Church of St. Cloud and graduated from Apollo High School in 2011. Cody went on to live in Maple Lake and work for his mentor and friend, Tom Segner, at Kapseg Farms. Cody was very artistic as a youth and he enjoyed drawing very intricate pictures. As he grew, he became interested in skateboarding, bicycling, snowboarding, football, basketball, wrestling, swimming, snowmobiling, boxing, shooting pool, darts and hunting. Most recently, he built his own pulling truck, went to tractor pulls, loved farming, welding, mechanics and John Deere. Most of all, Cody loved to spend time with his family and friends. He loved babies and children.

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06
Sep

Speech team wins Cambridge-Isanti meet

The Maple Lake High School speech team won the small-school division of the Cambridge-Isanti Speech Meet on Saturday, March 23. Placing for the Irish were: Maddie Nelson, third, discussion; Dylan Schlueter, fourth, discussion; Kyle Pilger, sixth, discussion; Blair Stewig, seventh, discussion; Jenna Anderson and Amber Dale, fourth, duo interpretation; Brooke Ankerfelt, eighth, great speeches; Hanna Stewig, eighth place, informative; and Charlie Stejskal, champion, extemporaneous speaking.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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