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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.

Thu
12
Jun

Elementary honors students at Sixth grade graduation

Sixty-two sixth graders at Maple Lake Elementary were the guests of honor at a June 2 graduation program in the elementary cafeteria.

Parents and their students were treated to a lunch, followed by the graduation program. Maple Lake High School Principal Mary James provided the students with a look into next year in junior high.

More information appears in this weeks issue of the Messenger.

Thu
05
Jun

St. Tim's bids farewell to sixth grade graduates

St. Timothy's School honored the members of its graduating sixth grade class with an evening of activities on Wednesday, May 28.

The students and their families attended the Graduation Mass at St. Timothy's Catholic Church and then moved to the school gymnasium for a reception followed by an awards program.

The program, conducted by Principal Frank Mazzuca and sixth grade teacher Laurie Hajny, included the reading of awards received by each member of the graduating class.

More information appears in this weeks issue of the Messenger.

Thu
05
Jun

Lakers perfect at 8-0

After yet another perfect week of baseball, the Maple Lake Lakers amateur baseball team bettered their record to a perfect 8-0 on the season. In their three games this week, they managed to pick up victories over Big Lake, Clear Lake, and Birdtown, all on their home field.

Maple Lake vs. Big Lake

On Wednesday, the 28th of May, The Lakers hosted the Big Lake Whitecaps. In the first inning of play, the Lakers took an early four-run lead. Coming around to score were Nate Johnson, Darin Decker, Mik Johnson, and Cody Decker. Keith Jerpseth provided the first RBI with a fielder's choice. A two-out double by C. Decker knocked in two more runs, and an additional single by Marcus Zahn scored C. Decker. Big Lake answered back in the bottom of the first with two of their own runs to make the score 4-2.

Thu
05
Jun

Irish track finishes best season ever

The 2008 track season came to an end on May 28 on a perfect day for a track meet. The 15 athletes from Maple Lake headed up to St. John's looking to advance to the state meet.

Erin Northenscold had a very successful section meet, but unfortunately it just wasn't enough. She just missed out on qualifying in both the 100 and 400 meter races, taking third in the 100m and fourth in the 400m.

"Erin took 7th in state last year and this year her time was better than last year at sections, but there happened to be three girls who ran a faster time. She also took third in the 100, missing state by one place," said Head Coach Ben Youngs.

That wasn't the only close call the girls had. Kelsi Pawelk also was only one place away from qualifying in the 200m dash. Erin Dohohue placed 5th in 100m hurdles and the girls' 4x100m ran a great time in beating the school record, but took 4th.

Thu
05
Jun

Class of 2008 goes out in style

Although inclement weather changed the venue for Maple Lake Commencement ceremonies from Irish Country Stadium to the MLHS gym on May 29, the Class of 2008 celebrated with a memorable evening.

Class President Andy Hertwig and Vice President Nick Hudek welcomed their classmates with a joint address that looked back on school careers with a long list of highlights. They noted the class motto, "Life is like a one-way street; you can look back but you can never go back." Included among the good memories for the Class of 2008 was an undefeated record in Homecoming competitions, 11 conference championships during their high school careers, sub-section championships by this year's volleyball and boys' basketball teams and the most recent accomplishment, a trip to state by the Irish softball team.

Fri
25
Jan

MLHS prepares for Snowcoming 2008

The Maple Lake High School Student Council is making preparations for Snowcoming 2008, which is set for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

MLHS sports teams will have home contests throughout the week, and dress-up days are as follows: Mon., Get Up & Go; Tues., Salad Dressing Day; Wed., Granny/Grampy; Thurs., Class Color; Fri., Spirit Day. Salad Dressing Day means students can take a type of dressing as their outfit inspiration with examples such as Western, cowboy; Caesar, toga; Thousand Island, pirate; Blue Cheese, Packer's fan.

A new event will be the Battle of the Grade Competition, which will involve week-long contests such as an academic quiz bowl, free throw contest, royalty relay race and a dance-off.

Fri
25
Jan

'Say Yes to No' discussions set for Jan. 28

The "Say Yes to No" campaign's evening for discussions will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28, in the MLHS auditorium.

The Say Yes to No campaign is being conducted in more than 200 schools across the state, including Maple Lake Elementary and High Schools. The schools have joined forces to restore self-discipline in kids and are leading community conversations on raising healthy, successful kids. Minnesota's Say Yes to No is a campaign that emphasizes self-discipline as the most important life skill that parents and educational leaders can instill in children to help them achieve future success. Using Dr. David Walsh's latest book, "No: Why Kids - of All Ages - Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It," communities have conversations on raising healthy, self-reliant children.

Wed
09
Jan

District 881 menus

Breakfast

MONDAY, Jan. 12

Golden waffle/syrup, sausage patty, juice, milk

TUESDAY, Jan. 13

Late start

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14

Cinnamon roll, tri-tater, juice, milk

THURSDAY, Jan. 15

Sausage & egg biscuit, juice, milk

FRIDAY, Jan. 16

Breakfast bites/syrup, tri-tater, juice, milk

Lunch

MONDAY, Jan. 12

Hamburger/bun, French fries, peas, fruit sauce, milk. Alt.: Chicken nuggets

TUESDAY, Jan. 13

French toast/syrup, sausage patty, hashbrown potato, fruit sauce, milk. Alt.: Chicken fajita

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, lettuce salad, garlic bread, apple crisp, milk. Alt.: Taco bar

THURSDAY, Jan. 15

Chicken patty/bun, tater tots, green beans, fresh fruit, milk. Alt.: Baked potato bar

FRIDAY, Jan. 16

Wed
09
Jan

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