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Wed
03
Sep

Students, staff go back to school


Staff from Maple Lake Public Schools and St. Timothy’s School listen to Judy Janish’s presentation about dealing with stress during the staff breakfast on Friday.

Second-grade teacher Stacie Schneider welcomes a student into her classroom during Maple Lake Elementary’s Irish Kickoff.

High School physical education teacher Leah Roske gives directions to a student.

Parents and students sign in to the open house at St. Timothy’s School.

The staff breakfast was sponsored by Star Bank and catered by Harney Heeralall of the V by HH. Pictured from left to right are Andy Wahlquist, Craig Manz, Julie Hudek, Shannon Veches, Heeralall, Jackson Willard and Shelley Fobbe.

Maple Lake Public Schools and St. Timothy’s School welcomed students back to school with open houses on Thursday before school officially started on Tuesday. Staff at both schools took part in the annual staff breakfast in the Maple Lake High School cafeteria on Friday morning. 

 

 
Wed
03
Sep

Train speeds to increase along Highway 55

 

Trains traveling through Maple Lake and other communities along the Minnesota Highway 55 corridor will begin traveling at higher speeds on Thursday.
According to an announcement from Canadian Pacific, the federally regulated track speed will increase from 40 mph to 50-60 mph, depending on the community. Trains traveling through Maple Lake will be limited to a maximum speed of 50 mph, slower than the maximums of 55 mph in Eden Valley and 60 mph in Annandale, Buffalo, Kimball, Loretto, Paynesville, Rockford, South Haven and Watkins.
Canadian Pacific said the higher speeds have been made possible as a result of track upgrades. It is also expected to improve the public traffic flow at railroad crossings.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
03
Sep

Annandale man remains missing

 

A 25-year-old Annandale man has been missing for nearly two weeks. 
According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Rossing has been missing since Friday, Aug. 22.
He was last seen in Howard Lake on that evening and his car has since been found in that area with the windows down and keys inside. His phone has been disconnected since that evening.
Rossing’s family told Fox 9 they are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to finding him and asks anyone within 100 miles of Howard Lake to check their properties for the 5’10”, 190-pound man with brown hair and eyes. 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7637.
Wed
27
Aug

St. Tim’s new staff includes familiar faces

 

St. Timothy’s School’s new staff members include kindergarten teacher Alyssa Sernett, principal Dawn Kincs, seventh- and eighth-grade home room teacher and middle school math and science teacher Theresa Heimkes and youth director and middle school religion teacher Heather Quinlan.
While Kincs served as interim principal for the previous school year, she has officially joined the school as principal. Heimkes is in her third stint with the school.
Each new staff member was asked to introduce herself, share what she is looking forward to about her new position at St. Timothy’s and talk about her goals.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
27
Aug

Four join District 881 staff


New staff at Maple Lake Public Schools include (front) Beth Olson and Abby Klumb and (back) Justin Roob and Sue Schmitz.

 

Four new teachers are joining the staff at District 881: Elementary music teacher and band director Abby Klumb, high school art teacher Beth Olson, high school math and Strategies for Learning teacher Justin Roob and first-grade teacher Sue Schmitz.
Each new staff member took some time to tell the communitity about themselves.
Abby Klumb: I grew up on a family-run dairy farm in rural Dimock, SD. I grew up the baby of my loving family. I have twin brothers a year-and-a-half older than me and an older sister who is three years older than me. Each of my siblings are happily married. One of my brothers and his wife just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their family. My sister is also expecting and will soon add a brand new baby girl to her family along with her husband and 3-year-old son.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
27
Aug

Animals, Inc. has grand opening


Vets Dean Hawkins, Dan Patton and Carl Larson welcomed the public to the Maple Lake vet clinic Saturday. The open house included horse-drawn wagon rides, drawings, food and a visit from KLDC. About 200 people attended.

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