Community

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.

Wed
07
Jan

A year in review: Looking back on 2014


Lauryn Aanerud used a Claddagh to represent herself and Maple Lake at the Meet the Candidates portion of the Minneapolis Aquatennial Celebration.

 

Wed
07
Jan

4th Annual Food Shelf Funding Drive program begins

On January 1, 2015, the Buffalo area’s Masonic lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, began its 4thAnnual Food Shelf Funding Drive program for the year.  As in years past, they are focusing their efforts on the Buffalo and Maple Lake/Annandale area food shelves. This year’s drive will end on February 28.
 What makes the Mason’s Food Shelf drive different from other organizations’ drives is that their supporting charitable benefactor, Minnesota Masonic Charities, provides a matching grant.  For every dollar that Nelson Masonic Lodge No. 135 can raise, Minnesota Masonic Charities will match the contribution up to a maximum of $25,000. That is Twenty Five Thousand Dollars, for a combined total of $50,000.  Since they support two communities, both have a $50,000 limit for a total donation of $100,000 donation.
Wed
24
Dec

WCCA is now taking applications for energy assistance

Wright County Community Action is operating the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) in Wright County. The EAP is available to income eligible households to pay a portion of the cost for their heating bills. The program can also provide assistance to homeowners in need of furnace repairs. Assistance levels for families served through the EAP are determined based on household income, household size, and actual cost of heating for a period of 12 continuous months. WCCA works with households to resolve heating crisis situations such as shut-offs and disconnections. WCCA will continue to take applications through June 1, 2015. To apply for Energy Assistance or for more information, please contact WCCA at (320) 963-6500, 130 W. Division St., P.O. Box 787, Maple Lake. Applicatios also available online at www.wccaweb.com.

Wed
17
Dec

Holiday Train boosts food shelf donations


A photo of the food donation results; thanks to the Annandale Lions for their assistance.

 

Wed
10
Dec

ML Lions, Legion and VFW annual holiday party


Shown here are Jean Rivers and Donna Fries helping Justin Allen, a humorous magician from the Twin Cities, get his eyes duct taped before solving a Rubik’s cube.

Pat Hickey (standing) and the guests await the fabulous dinner that consisted of carved prime rib of beef, roasted chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, steamed vegetables, Caesar salad and a holiday dessert.

Each of the ladies in attendance of the annual holiday party received a beautiful poinsettia plant.Pat Hickey (standing) and the guests await the fabulous dinner that consisted of carved prime rib of beef, roasted chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, steamed vegetables, Caesar salad and a holiday dessert.

The annual holiday party was held Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Maple Lake Legion Club. The Lions, Legion, and VFW members invited everyone to a fun winter evening of food and entertainment. 

Wed
10
Dec

St. Tim’s Craft & Bake Sale


Noel Paukert looks over the handmade items that were for sale at the St. Tim's CCW Craft and Bake Sale.

Helen Jude and Jane Wurm discuss the handmade dish towels that were donated to the sale.

Joan Paumen and Kim Goelz were doing a little holiday shopping at the Craft & Bake Sale.
Wed
10
Dec

Fish Tales: 10-year-old boy catches 22.75-inch Bass

Hunter Dalum, 10 years old, caught and released this 7+-pound largemouth bass on a secret local lake on the 2014 bass opener. It measured 22.75 inches and had a 16-inch girth. Send your Fish Tales photo to the Messenger at news@maplelakemessenger.com or mail it to us at P.O. Box 817, Maple Lake, 55358.

Wed
26
Nov

A day on the farm

The students of St. Timothy’s Parish School exceeded their goal of $18,000 by $500 at the St. Tim’s Marathon last October. For doing such, the students were rewarded with an all school lock-in where a challenge was set between Principal Dawn Kincs (left) and Father Meyer (right) as to who could bring in the most money for non-profit education, with the loser having to spend a day on the farm. The competition ended in a tie and both spent a Saturday working from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the farm of Sarah and Adam Goelz. Students and parents  were invited to join in the day's festivities. Peter Jude served a hot dog lunch on behalf of the Knights of Columbus. 

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