On Saturday, October 11, the Wright County Snowmobile Association dedicated the newly-built memorial shelter to DeLoris “Dee” Smith and Craig Pietz, both avid snowmobilers that passed away in 2014.
The memorial shelter is located in the new addition of Ney Park on the north side of Maple Lake, at the intersection of two popular snowmobile trails.
Four snowmobile clubs, the Maple Lake Sno Trackers, Buffalo Snow Riders, Crow River Bound and the Hiawatha Sno-Seekers, banded together to build and fund the shelter. The clubs also extended a special thank-you to the local businesses that helped with the design and construction of the shelter: Twin Lake Construction, MP Nexlevel, Maple Lake Lumber, Jake’s Excavating and J S Seeding & Landscape.
City candidates will answer questions at a candidate forum to be held at City Hall on October 22nd beginning at 5:30 p.m. The forum is open to the public and will be aired by the cable commission (date to be announced).
The Messenger would like to apologize for inadvertently stating in last week’s Messenger that Todd Jude is the incumbent running in the election for city offices. Deb Geyen is the incumbent running for one of two positions available on the Maple Lake City Council.
MLE’s Book Fair which ran from October 8-15, gave kids a chance to browse the book fair and pick out their favorite items. It also gave teachers a chance to put their favorite books on their classroom wish list. Parents could either give the kids money to purchase books or they were able to go through the book fair during conferences and buy books for their children or for classrooms. Kath Heffron, elementary librarian, helped coordinate the book fair.
Deb Geyen: I am a lifelong resident of Maple Lake with a deep passion for the community and its citizens. I am very approachable. Having been a council member for eight years and served on many committees, I am glad to discuss issues that are important to our community with the citizens of Maple Lake. I’ve learned a lot over the years serving Maple Lake. What people think is important to me. I make it a point to be available in the community to hear people’s concerns. I want to continue to be a voice for the people of Maple Lake and ask the questions they would ask.