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Thu
06
Feb

Silver Creek snowmobile accident claims life

 

A snowmobile accident in Silver Creek Township has claimed the life of a Monticello man.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office reports it was notified of a snowmobile versus truck accident at 2:09 p.m. Saturday at 13788 Wright County Rd. 75 NW.
Initial investigation indicates a 2012 Arctic Cat being driven by Jeffrey Waldstein, 34, of Monticello, was westbound on a snowmobile trail when it collided with a 2006 Ford truck that Garhard Hendricks, 27, of Long Prairie, was backing down a driveway at that location.
Waldstein was transported via CentraCare ambulance to Centra-Care Hospital in Monticello, where he was pronounced dead.
The accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
Wed
29
Jan

Licht wins MNA award


Gabe Licht, editor of the Maple Lake Messenger, recently earned third place in the photo story category at the 2014 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. "Retiring Old Glory" showed Maple Lake Boy Scouts and color guards from the American Legion and VFW retiring dozens of worn and tattered American flags at American Legion Post 131. The judges felt Licht showed good emotion and great angles in his pictures.

Gabe Licht, editor of the Maple Lake Messenger, recently  earned third place in the photo story category at the 2014 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. "Retiring Old Glory"  showed Maple Lake Boy Scouts and color guards from the American Legion and VFW retiring dozens of worn and tattered American flags at American Legion Post 131. The judges felt Licht showed good emotion and great angles in his pictures.

Wed
29
Jan

Peterson named 2013 Firefighter of the Year


Maple Lake Fire Department Assistant Chief Daryl Hennen presents the 2013 Firefighter of the Year plaque to Mike Peterson.

 

Mike Peterson, a 15-year veteran with the Maple Lake Volunteer Fire Department, was named the 2013 Fireman of the Year at Saturday night’s annual firefighter’s banquet at American Legion Post 131. He said it has been a pleasure being an Emergency Medical Technician and fireman as he thanked the department for the honor after he was presented with a plaque by Assistant Chief Daryl Hennen. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
29
Jan

Nine candidates to vie for three ambassador seats


Nine Maple Lake High School students are competing to be called a Maple Lake Ambassador. Pictured, with their sponsors in parentheses are: (front) Heather Schlueter, Holly Parchem (Country Inn & Suites of Buffalo), Courtney Klingelhoets (Bogart Pederson and Maple Lake Lions), Maria Zaske (Maple Lake Bowl and Jake’s Excavation), (back) Jada Anderson (MP NexLevel and A-Meat Shoppe), Lori Elsenpeter (Maple Lake American Legion Post 131 and Maple Lake Lions), Blair Stewig (Irish Blessings Coffeehouse and Total Care Chiropractic), Katie Klimek (Lundeen’s Ford of Annandale and American Mini Storage) and Anna Kleist (Star Bank and Madigan’s). Three sponsors are still needed. Interested businesses should email mlqueens@gmail.com.

Nine Maple Lake High School students are competing to be called a Maple Lake Ambassador. Pictured, with their sponsors in parentheses are: (front) Heather Schlueter, Holly Parchem (Country Inn & Suites of Buffalo), Courtney Klingelhoets (Bogart Pederson and Maple Lake Lions), Maria Zaske (Maple Lake Bowl and Jake’s Excavation), (back) Jada Anderson (MP NexLevel and A-Meat Shoppe), Lori Elsenpeter (Maple Lake American Legion Post 131 and Maple Lake Lions), Blair Stewig (Irish Blessings Coffeehouse and Total Care Chiropractic), Katie Klimek (Lundeen’s Ford of Annandale and American Mini Storage) and Anna Kleist (Star Bank and Madigan’s). Three sponsors are still needed. Interested businesses should email mlqueens@gmail.com

Wed
22
Jan

Rehearsals underway for School House Rock Live!


School House Rock Live! cast members include: Luke Baehr, Alicia Wagner, Lorie Hegle, Deb Geyen (seated), Tom Johnson and Jessica Pavlenko. Cast not pictured: Nancy Dingwall, Julie Pawelk, Alison Totz, Jean Borrell, Dianna Lidberg, Sue Klassen, Lou Peterson and Tricia Manuel.

 

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