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Wed
01
Oct

Help Maple Lake area PTAs receive a $1,000 grant from Sylvan Learning

As a proud supporter of National PTA, Sylvan Learning Centers in the Maple Lake area are encouraging all parents to commit to be the best Chief Education Officers (CEO) they can be this school year by taking the Sylvan Learning CEO Pledge on Facebook. Sylvan Learning and PTA are both committed to encouraging parents to play an active role in their child’s education and inspiring them to take on the coveted role of CEO this year is the first step. The pledge also helps parents support their local PTA. The five PTAs with the most CEO pledges by October 24th will receive a $1,000 grant from Sylvan Learning for 2014-2015 school-year initiatives.

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

Wed
01
Oct

St. Tim’s Fall Festival: Picture perfect weather and fun for everyone


Children’s tractor pull winners Quincy Jackson in 1st place, Brock Blizil in 2nd place and Audrey Elsenpeter in 3rd place.

Bean bag tournament participants Bobby Fobbe Jr., Seminarian Bobby Gonnella, Matt Blizil, Greg Menth, Mark Jude and Victor Jude.

The weather couldn’t have been any better as crowds enjoyed St. Tim’s Fall Festival this past Sunday. The event featured a cash raffle with a total of $3,750 in cash prizes, bingo, pull tabs, a country store, kids’ games, bottle blast, baskets of chance, silent auction, horse and buggy rides, meat raffle, cake walk, bean bag tournament, a children’s pedal-tractor pull, burgers and beer, and various games for the kids to enjoy. There also was a Thanksgiving turkey dinner served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and live classic country music was provided by “Home Before Dark Band” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wed
24
Sep

Loch, Stokman crowned homecoming royalty


Mollie Graham, Jenny Brings, Jillian Goelz and Maya Ortiz congratulate Becca Loch as she receives her crown and cape.

David Stokman celebrates as he receives his crown while McRae Haney, Ryan Kalinowski, Logan Gries and Tony Goelz cheer him on.

Monday night’s coronation concluded with the crowning of the 2014 Irish Homecoming King and Queen, Becca Loch and David Stokman.

Wed
24
Sep

Library Fall Fundraiser has something for everyone


Maple Lake Library volunteers Marie Mavencamp, Cathy Jude, Terry Mooney, Denise Blizil, Connie Peterson, Lorie Hegle, Della Ness and Jan Bakeberg display the live auction items at Star Bank.

 

The sixth annual Friends of the Maple Lake Library fall fundraiser will be Saturday, October 4, at the Maple Lake American Legion Club.
Once again this year there will be the silent and live auction items. In addition to the live and silent auctions, they will have the popular wine pull. The wine pull has numbered corks that are sold for $10 and then each cork number matches a number on a bottle of wine. When all the corks have been sold, the corks will be pulled and the cork-holder will win the corresponding bottle of wine.
 Longtime Maple Lake band director Joe Thomas and Dan Henjum will provide musical entertainment at the event.  The dinner will be catered by Red’s Café. The event will begin with a 5 p.m. happy hour and 6 p.m. welcome. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
24
Sep

Heat pump replacement for law enforcement center planned

 

When the Wright County Law Enforcement Center was constructed five years ago, one of the components that was built into the system was a geothermal system that used the heat from the ground as part of the jail’s heating system. At the Sept. 16 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners were posed with an expensive question of whether to repair or replace one of the five heat pumps before the onset of winter.
A design flaw in the system has resulted in numerous problems with the heat pumps that required numerous site visits from the manufacturer, both during the warranty period and the two years since. County Coordinator Lee Kelly said that the system has started to cost Wright County money to repair so the choices were to either continue repairing the system when it broke down or to replace one of the defective pumps.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
24
Sep

St. Timothy’s Fall Festival this weekend

 

The annual St. Tim’s Fall Festival will be this Sunday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The events include the Big Ticket Raffle where the grand prize is $1,500, second prize is $500, third through fifth prizes are $250 each, and sixth through 15th prizes are $100 each. Some of the festivities include baskets of chance, a silent auction, a country store, kids’ games, bingo, pull tabs, meat raffles, a cake walk, a pedal pull, and horse and buggy rides. “Home Before Dark Band” will play live classic country music from 1 to 4 p.m. The Thanksgiving turkey dinner will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $10 per plate. There also will be a bean bag tournament where people can pre-register by calling 320-963-3827.
Wed
24
Sep

Rossing family still looking and praying for closure

It's an excruciating time for Christopher Rossing's family and friends. There have been no signs of the 25-year-old who they believe is dead. There are but two tangible items in this tragedy: There's one man in jail charged with kidnapping, and there's a little town with a big secret. 

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

Wed
17
Sep

Homecoming Court selected and ready for this year's activities

 

The votes are in and the Maple Lake High School Homecoming Court has been selected for 2014.
The candidates are: Becca Loch and Ryan Kalinowski, Maya Ortiz and David Stokman, Mollie Graham and Tony Goelz, Jillian Goelz and McRae Haney, Jenny Brings and Logan Gries.
Sunday will mark the beginning of Homecoming activities, with the Powder Puff football game at 2:30 p.m. and the He-Man Volleyball at 6 p.m. Coronation will take place on Monday at 7 p.m. and the Homecoming parade will be Friday, September 26, at 6 p.m. with the football game at 7 p.m.
Wed
17
Sep

Construction season coming to a close

 

Many “ROAD CLOSED” signs have been moved and the orange cones are becoming fewer and fewer throughout the area, and Maple Lake is no exception.
City Engineer Phil Gravel provided an update on several construction projects in the latest version of the city newsletter.
Most notably, Division Street, Linden Avenue and Park Avenue are completely open to through traffic, following an intensive project that included replacing a water main, sewer and water services, sanitary sewer manholes and storm sewer. CenterPoint replaced much of its infrastructure in the area at the same time. Street work included replacing some sidewalk, the concrete curb, the gravel base and the bituminous paving, with additional granular material and geotextile fabric added to the street base in many areas.
Gravel reported that excessive rains early in the season slowed construction.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.

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