Students gave their all at the public performance of the One-Act Play, “The Murder Box,” last Thursday. Above: Senior Maddie Nelson as Julia clings to Stan, played by Austin Becker, for comfort after all the troubles she has faced.
Students gave their all at the public performance of the One-Act Play, “The Murder Box,” last Thursday. Above: Senior Maddie Nelson as Julia clings to Stan, played by Austin Becker, for comfort after all the troubles she has faced
Two Maple Lake firemen were honored at the annual firemen's banquet Jan. 31 at the Maple Lake Legion Club during the program. They are Joe Kramer and Kip Blizil, who were presented with plaques. Both have sons on the fire department and Jeremy Kramer, left, and Bill Blizil, right, were called on to do the honors.
Joe Kramer put in 25 years of service and Kip Blizil had 35 years on the department before retiring in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Both firefighters received standing ovations from their peers and other invited guests.
Five new firefighters were added to the department recently. They are: Shane Caughey, Bill Eccles, Kirk Larson, Jeremy Kramer and Tom Winczewski, who were acknowledged Saturday night.
Pictured from the Maple Lake Fire Department are Chief Todd Borell and Mike Lauer, along with Malco Products representatives, Judy Starry, Todd Gunnerson, and David Clark.
Malco Products of Annandale recently donated the Beluga windshield glass cutting kit valued at $600 to the Maple Lake Fire Department. The intellectual property for the cutter was developed in Annandale by people who live in the area. The advantage that this product brings versus a reciprocating saw or knocking the glass out is that this tends to keep more of the dust and debris out of the passenger compartment. It also has a smaller tip, so instead of having a sharp object going in and out of the glass, you don’t have that same protrusion in the passenger compartment. Malco believes that if one life can be saved by this innovation, it is worth it.
Ann Stuefen, a special education paraprofessional at the high school level, and Laura Deslauriers, at the elementary level, were recognized earlier this year at Central Minnesota’s Educational Support Staff Recognition Event.