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Wed
10
Jun

Another event for Maple Lake’s history book


The winners of the the Taster’s Choice Award at the Maple Lake’s first Brewfest are Jacob Schnabel, Anastacia Schnabel, Nikki Seaberg and Dan Seaberg from Annandale’s new brewery, Spilled Grain. Oskar Blues placed second and Hayes Public House placed third in the Taster’s Choice Award.

Colton Main, 8 years old, from Howard Lake bows for the crowd after being chosen as Don Bursell audience volunteer.

Youngsters in the audience enjoyed the family show.

Outside Recess was the entertainment for the street dance at Maple Lake’s 125th Anniversary event.

Connie and Pat Lahr demonstrated their used accordions at the Maple Lake’s All-City Garage Sale.

Christine (Jude) Fuller, Marie (Pribyl) Mavencamp and Cathy (Nugent) Dankowski pose for the camera at Maple Lake’s All-School Reunion.

An estimated 150 people attented the Brewfest and taste tested a variety of craft beers, wines and other beverages to vote for their favorite.

Joe Thomas, long-time Maple Lake band director and wife, Nancy, choreographer for the dance line and flag presentation at Maple Lake’s All-School Reunion.

Mitch Gordon and The Unleaded Band entertained the crowd during the Brewfest.

Mayor Lynn Kissock offered pretzel leis to Brewfest attendees.

 

Wed
03
Jun

Hats off to Maple Lake’s largest graduating class


The class of 2015 tosses their graduation caps.

Kaitlin Loch and Nathan Logeais were listening to the commencement speech.

Gabriel Hance, the senior class president, was the Commencement speaker at Friday night’s graduation ceremony.

Under the direction of Sue Nelson and accompanied by Sarah Goelz, the high school choir sang "Away".

Jenny Brings and Chloe Callahan celebrate their graduation with a congratulatory hug.

Taylor Carlson, Lacia Jensen, Nathan Logeais, Blake Paumen, Cal Redemske and Holly Wurm were the recipients of the Maple Lake Lions Scholarship along with Charlie Stejskal who was the recipient of the Josh Guimond Scholarship.

Captain Christopher Johnson was on hand to present Nikolaus Dahlgren the Air Force ROTC Scholarship.

Receiving the Christopher Schneider Scholarship were Rebecca Loch, Taylor Pilger and Jackson Willard.

Tony Goelz and Maddie Nelson were the recipients of the Maple Lake Fire Department Relief Association Scholarship.

School Service Awards were awarded to Tony Goelz and Rebecca Loch.

Perfect Attendance awards were given to Heather Blahut for grades 7, 8 and 12, Greg Giebenhain for grades 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, and Daniel Upcraft for grades 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12.

Athletes of the year - Andrew Schonnesen and Emily Webb.

 

Friday’s MLHS graduation saw 106 seniors march through the auditorium- the largest graduating class in Maple Lake history. 
2015 was also an exceptional year for award and scholarship winners with exactly half of the graduating class earning at least one scholarship or award.
More information and the Class of 2015 award and scholarship winners are featured in this week's Messenger.
Wed
03
Jun

Old is new at Creekside Sawing/Vintage Market


Melanie and Jason Marquette made much of these vintage-looking pieces at their business Creekside Sawing and will sell them at Creekside Sawing/Vintage Market. The new store will open next to Irish Blessings in Maple Lake on Thursday, June 4. The store’s grand opening is Saturday, June 6.

Creekside Sawing offers custom-cut or ready-made fire place mantels, bar tops and center islands like this one in Creekside Sawing/Vintage Market.

“These re-purposed stumps with wheels are popular as end tables or around the fire pit,” Marquette said.

 

Wed
03
Jun

Maple Lake Boy Scouts celebrate “crossing over”


Maple Lake Boy Scout Jacob Loch ties the Boy Scout handkerchiefs around Eddy Ney’s neck.

even Maple Lake Cub Scouts successfully crossed over into Boy Scouts last week at a unique ceremony that included traditional Native American traditions. They are, front row, from left, Michael Jude, Jaleal Gray, William Soley, Jaxon Zuelke, Mathew Pribyl, Eddy Ney and Wesley Zuelke. In the back row are the Order of the Arrow Ceremonial Team wearing their Plains Native American regalia. They are, from left, Cody Haumschild, Dakotah Cooper, Ty Heckenlaible, Alex Kunckel, Nathan Robinson, Josh Scott and Mack Carter.

Wesley Zuelke crosses over a bridge to signify his crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, Tuesday evening.

Eddy Ney accepts a ceremonial arrow that signifies his hard work in earning the Arrow of the Light Award.

 

Maple Lake Boy Scouts celebrated the “crossing over” of seven Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts at a unique ceremony last week.
On Tuesday, May 19, members of the Order of the Arrow marched to the beat of a single drum into the American Legion Club in Maple Lake adorned in Plains Native American regalia to present the Cubs with an arrow that signifies the Scouts’ hard work in earning the Arrow of Light Award.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
03
Jun

Helping make Maple Lake beautiful


Volunteers, including the Maple Lake Girl Scouts troop, came together to plant small shrubs and spread mulch on Saturday, May 30.

Thanks to the help of local volunteers, the stretch of State Highway 55 between the Maple Lake public schools and the Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic presents a more attractive view for those traveling through Maple Lake.

Thanks to the help of local volunteers, the stretch of State Highway 55 between the Maple Lake public schools and the Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic presents a more attractive view for those traveling through Maple Lake.

 

Volunteers got together last Saturday for the Highway 55 Beautification Project and helped landscape the area from the Maple Lake School sign east toward the vet clinic. The Community Roadside Lanscape Partnership Program offers communities technical and financial assistance to install and maintain landscape plantings on eligible state highway right-of-way. Through partnership, MnDOT has fostered more than 350 roadside landscaping improvement projects in communities throughout the state. Landscape plantings and designs were provided at no cost to the city.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
27
May

“Fought and Died for the Love of Freedom”


Pictured in front from left is Chris Christenson, Les Paumen, Mike Jude and Kevin Gist. Pictured in back is Tom Mooney, Adrian Jude - Boys Stater and Speaker Mike Yanish.

 

Wed
27
May

Avenues to industrial park explored


Guest speaker Duane Northagen of the Wright County Development Partnership (right) and Scot Chantland.

 

Mon
13
Apr

Maple Lake's 125th Celebration!

 

 

Watch this video to see what's happening during Maple Lake's 125th Celebration on June 6, 2015.

http://maplelake-mn.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=d90ac6b56449cc94b701b93e3d2e4ed0

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25
Feb

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