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Wed
06
Aug

Wright County Fairest of the Fair


The new Wright County Fair, Fairest of the Fair Ambassadors left to right: Amy Marquette from Buffalo, Sadie Lemke 2013-2014 Ambassador and 2015 Aquatennial Candidate, former Maple Lake Ambassador candidate Maria Zaske from Maple Lake, Jayda Palmer 2013-2014 Ambassador and Chelsea Menshausen from Monticello.

 

The Wright County Fair ended a busy week filled with 4H, FFA, and general exhibits, combine derby, demolition car derby, Mud Races, Truck and Tractor pull, and so much more with our 2014-2015 Wright County Fair Fairest of the Fair Ambassador Coronation and of course another demolition derby! Our 2013-2014 Fairest of the Fair Ambassadors Sadie Lemke from Cokato and Jayda Palmer from Rockford crowned 3 of our 7 candidates to represent and promote the fair for the next year:  The Fairest of the Fair Ambassadors for 2014-2015 are Amy Marquette from Buffalo, Maria Zaske from Maple Lake and Chelsea Menshausen from Monticello.
Wed
06
Aug

Clown show draws a crowd


Tricia Manuel ("Pricilla Mooseburger") opens the All Star Clown Show with a wacky kazoo orchestra.

Marie Mavencamp ("Campie the Clown") is about to jump into the firefighter​s'​ net to escape ​very ​real flames in the classic circus skit called "Firehouse".

Over 100 clowns performed ​ to a capacity crowd at the Buffalo Civic Center​ in the 18th annual All Star Clown Show on August 2nd​.​ ​ This is the graduation performance for the students of Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp, operated by Tricia Manuel, owner of The Costume Shoppe in Maple Lake. Kids of all ages, senior citizens, families, and individuals with special needs ​ enjoyed the performance, face-painting, carnival concessions, and circus souvenirs.  The All Star Clown Show is the longest-running ​ and ​ largest clown show in the United States. NBC's Boyd Huppert brought his TV camera crew to cover the show and camp for an upcoming​ segment ​i​n his "Land of 10,000 Stories" program ​ to be aired in a couple weeks​. Next year's free All Star Clown Show will be on August 1st, 2015 at the Buffalo Civic Center.

Wed
30
Jul

County population growing as expected

 

This fall, two Wright County commissioners (Christine Husom and Mark Daleiden) will be on the ballot after serving two-year terms. Back in 2012, due to changes in the size of commissioner districts, both were forced to run for re-election as all five commissioners were forced by state law to run for re-election because of changes made in redistricting.
At the time, there was an intentional effort to make the fastest growing areas in the county – the Otsego/St. Michael/Albertville area – the smallest district in order to be able to accommodate growth in hopes of avoiding a similar situation happening following the 2020 census. Three years into that process, so far so good.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
30
Jul

Vintage Charm opens in The Den

 

What started with one table has turned into a home décor store in downtown Maple Lake.
When Marlys Northenscold took the table home, her 15-year-old daughter, Alana, decided to put her own touch on it. 
She has since painted and refurbished several items in just a few months, which are now available at Vintage Charm in The Den at 46 Birch Ave. S. At first, she started selling the items at Better Than Ever Interiors and online. One customer even hired her to do the furniture in her Little Falls home.
The mother-daughter duo is friends with Mary Pat Craite, who owns Better Than Ever Interiors. Craite encouraged Alana to go into business, and she decided to take that advice and run with it.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Holy Cross hosts Country Music Fest

 

Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake hosted its annual Country Music Fest on Sunday. The band included (from left to right) Richard Eckert on harmonica and steel guitar, Jayce Wagner on drums, lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Wagner, Tom Gerold on bass and banjo, vocalist Katelyn Warner, vocalist and emcee Luke Baehr, violinist and vocalist Marilyn Groth, vocalist Brian Warner and guitarist Joe Beckman (not visible). The concert included songs like “Down in the River to Pray,” “I Saw the Light” and “I’ll Fly Away.”
Wed
30
Jul

Clown show is Saturday

Seventy-five clowns from as far away as Hawaii, Mexico, Scotland and India are attending the Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp. Maple Lake resident Tricia Manuel, also known as Pricilla Mooseburger, has been operating the camp since 1996. The camp will feature the free All Star Clown Show Saturday, starting with face painting at 6 p.m., with the show at 6:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Civic Center.

Wed
30
Jul

Aquatennial a learning experience for Aanerud


Lauryn Aanerud used a Claddagh to represent herself and Maple Lake at the Meet the Candidates portion of the Minneapolis Aquatennial Celebration.

Lauryn Aanerud is shown at coronation with her sister, Bethany, and parents, Mike and Becky Aanerud.

For the past 16 months, Lauryn Aanerud has been representing Maple Lake, first as a Maple Lake Ambassador, and then, as a candidate for Queen of the Lakes at the Minneapolis Aquatennial Celebration.

Wed
30
Jul

Eight vie for Fairest of the Fair

Eight area girls are competing for the title of 2014 Wright County Fairest of the Fair Ambassador, including former Maple Lake Ambassador candidates Miranda Jordan, Holly Jo Parchem, Heather Schlueter and Maria Zaske. Candidates representing other Wright County communities are Amy Marquette, Chelsea Menshausen, Morgan Pfleghaar and Emily Wydo.

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

Wed
23
Jul

Fishing in memory


Organizers Barb and Bob Schneider pose with their son, Matt Schneider, in front of the banner for the 10th annual Christopher Schneider Bass Fishing Tournament.

Nathan Kranz lets Jayden Holt hold one of his six fish. Kranz and Nicole Holt took 11th place with a six-fish total of 9.22 pounds.

 

For the third time, Dale Glader, of Maplewood, has won the Christopher Schneider Bass Fishing Tournament, this time with Travis Nordling, of Annandale. The two reeled in six fish totaling 17.22 pounds during the 10th installment of the memorial fishing tournament on Saturday.
Paul and Wayne Chapman, of Big Lake and Ramsey, respectively, came in second with a six-fish catch of 16.43 pounds.
Reigning champions Jeff and Kelli Johnson had to settle for third with their total of 16.14 pounds.
While Glader took first place, his 4.17-pounder lost to Jack Kiffe’s 4.18-pounder for largest fish and the $280 prize that went with it.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.

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