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18
Nov

Get a kick out of Donkey ball

A new kind of ball is coming to Maple Lake High School on Sunday, Nov. 22, and it’s not for the faint of heart.
Like regular basketball, there are a handful of a players, a court, two hoops, and a ball, but that is where the similarities end, because in this ball game, the players will be riding donkeys.
That’s right, donkeys.

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Wed
18
Nov

Maple Lake School District has clean audit

At its most recent meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 9, the Maple Lake School Board heard and accepted the annual financial audit as prepared by Schlenner Wenner & Co., presented by Certified Public Accountants Molly Thompson and Ryan Schmidt.
Thompson told the board the audit had been performed in accordance with government standards and that the report contained a new paragraph disclosing the adoption of new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) accounting standards. Most importantly, she said, it was a “clean,” or unmodified, opinion – meaning that the financial statements had been fairly presented.

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Wed
18
Nov

Big Bucks


McRae Haney, age 19, from Maple Lake, shot this deer south of Maple Lake on his grandparent’s property opening day. The buck ran across a swamp and had to be hauled back with a duck boat. (Photo submitted)
Wed
18
Nov

Holiday shoppers search for unique gifts Chamber Craft Sale and St. Tim’s Shopping Extravaganza


Jennifer Storms of Basic Care from Annandale visits with Donna Goelz from Maple Lake about the natural skin products they make. (Photos by Charlene Wurm)

Jill Kramer from St. Joseph looks over the hand crocheted slippers that were made by Nicole and Zach Rothstein from St. Michael who were one of the vendors on hand for the Annual Craft Sale that took place on Saturday, Nov. 14.

There was a great turn-out at the St. Tim's Extravaganza that had 20 vendors on site to display their products on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Sponsored by the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce, Saturday’s Annual Fall Craft Sale was a full house- for the first time in several years, according to sale coordinator, Betty Gordon.

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Wed
18
Nov

Commissioner questions salary of auditor/treasurer

In what has typically been a relatively routine item that comes across an agenda, the Wright County Board of Commissioners was presented with a recommendation to authorize resolutions setting the salaries for the three elected positions – sheriff, county attorney and auditor/treasurer – at its Nov. 10 meeting.
At one point at the committee meeting, things got humorous. County Attorney Tom Kelly did his own negotiating for both sides.

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Wed
11
Nov

School, church improvements mean brighter future for St. Timothy


St. Timothy Catholic School Principal Dawn Kincs stands with Father John Meyer and “the future of St. Timothy” near the pile of dirt that marks where the addition to the school will be built this fall and winter. They are, front, Michael Madrid; second row, from left, Maddie Lind, Max Madrid, Eddy Olsen and Akeley Christenson; third row, from left, Rose Carlson, Harvey Elsenpeter and Bridget Donnett. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

St. Timothy Catholic School and Church are moving forward with plans for a 4,700 square foot addition to the school and repairs to the church roof thanks to the generosity of its parishioners who thus far have raised $650,000 toward its million dollar goal.

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Wed
11
Nov

Trash for Cash aims high


Trash for Cash coordinator Kim Larson readies Principal Harlan for her duct tape debut. (Photo by Kayla Erickson)

Under the direction of this year’s coordinator, Kim Larson, the P.I.E.-sponsored fundraiser, Trash for Cash, hopes to maximize the collection of Campbell Soup labels, Box Tops for Education, Coke points, Kwik Trip’s Milk Moola, ink cartridges, cellphones and Coborn’s Food Club points. All can be turned into extra cash for school projects such as scholarships for field trips, bookroom books, iPads and even to fund larger projects such as playground equipment and the climbing wall.

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Wed
11
Nov

City to save thousands in refinance deal

The Maple Lake City Council met for a brief discussion of bonding matters Wednesday, November 4, before voting to adopt a resolution authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of $715,000 in general obligation water revenue refunding bonds to Northland Securities of Minneapolis.

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Wed
11
Nov

Introducing Deputy Warren


Wright County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Warren with his son, Henry. (Photo submitted)

Maple Lake’s newest patrol officer, Wright County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Warren, is pleased to have Maple Lake as part of his patrol territory. The residents have been very kind and good to work with, says Warren, who has been with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department for just over eight months.

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Wed
11
Nov

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Id, Victoria Rollings; Ivy, Sara Simonette; Helen, Larissa Laudert; Cybel, Kennedi Long; Ego, Catie Medley. Back Row: Enfield, Austin Becker; Dr. Lanyon, Kyle Pilger; Dr. Jekyll, Dylan Schlueter; Poole, Nick Paumen; Utterson, Brendan Heald.

Dr. Jekyll (Dylan Schlueter), Ego (Catie Medley) and Id (Victoria Rollings) chide him for the murder of his oldest friend, Dr. Lanyon (Kyle Pilger).

Brothel owner (Nick Paumen) looks on as Ivy (Sara Simonette) shows Dr. Jekyll (Dylan Schlueter) her ankle is healed as Cybel (Kennedi Long) looks on. (Photos by Nick Pawlenty)

Performances in the
Maple Lake High School
Auditorium
• Thu., Nov. 12 at 7:01 p.m.
• Sat., Nov. 14 at 7:01 p.m.
• Sun., Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explores the duality of human nature, a mix of good and evil. Dr. Jekyll attempts to filter them using scientific theory. He mistakenly believes that, with the aid of a chemical mixture, he will have the ability to shift back and forth. The play focuses on the effects of his experiment on himself, his close friends, and a patchwork of other characters.

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