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Wed
11
Jun

Public input sought on resource, conservation issues

The Wright Soil and Water Conservation District (WSWCD) and the Federal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seek public input on resource and conservation issues in Wright County.

These comments will be used to design the local priority needs for the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and other state and local programs.

Comments will be accepted until June 17th. There will be a local work group that will meet on the 18th of June at 10 a.m. in the Wright SWCD office at 306C Brighton Avenue in Buffalo to discuss this issue. Comments may be forwarded by mail to the address above or e-mailed to kjs@mn.nrcs.usda. Comments may also be given orally at the June 18th meeting.

For more information, contact Kerry Saxton, SWCD office manager, at 763-682-1970.

Wed
11
Jun

Spolarich takes ninth in state track meet

The Irish track squad sent lone representative, Ashley Spolarich, to compete in the state track meet on Saturday, June 7. Spolarich competed in the triple jump and finished ninth with a mark of 34-feet, 2-inches.

This was her second consecutive appearance in state. Last year she qualified in the high jump. Competing in a new event changed Spolarich’s state experience, “I was really relaxed when competing because there weren’t the expectations I felt with high jump last year. I have only been competing   in triple jump for about the last month so I just wanted to go out there and have a good time.”

The state meet breaks field event athletes into flights with the weaker flight competing first. Spolarich was in the first flight. After her prelim jumps, Spolarich had a mark of 34-feet and found herself on the bubble. She needed two of the girls in the second flight to have worse marks than hers.

Wed
11
Jun

Flossie Menth named Outstanding Senior Woman

For the second consecutive year, a Maple Lake resident has been selected as the Wright County Outstanding Senior Woman.

It was announced this week that Florence ‘Flossie’ Menth was chosen from nominees throughout the county for this year’s award. Last year, Leona Hexum of Maple Lake received the same honor.

“I’m humbled,” Flossie said. “I”m sure there must be somebody else in Wright County that does more than I do.”

Selected as the 2003 Outstanding Senior Man was Jerry Moberg of Monticello. Chosen as runners-up were LaVerne Nelson of Delano and Kenneth Ernesti of Buffalo.

Wed
04
Jun

Ryan Holt dies on June 3

Ryan Holt, three-year-old son of Jeff and Cari (Williams) Holt, died on June 3 at his home in Buffalo.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Visitation will be on Friday, June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo and also one hour before the services on Saturday. Burial will be at Groveland Cemetary in Minnetonka. A complete obituary will appear in next week's Messenger.

In November, Ryan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare form of cancer with only a 50 percent chance of survival. Since November, Ryan had undergone agressive chemotherapy treatments at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

To support Ryan and his family in their fight against leukemia, friends and family hosted several fund-raisers that drew wide support from residents throughout the area.

Wed
04
Jun

Seventy-four graduate in the Class of 2003

Despite a nasty turn in the weather on Friday that sent commencement ceremonies indoors, the revised celebration went off without a hitch in the Maple Lake High School gym.

MLHS Principal Mary James told the crowd that graduation practice took place under sunny skies Friday morning at Irish Country Stadium. She said a decision wasn’t made to move the ceremonies indoors until about 6:30 that evening, when it became clear that the weather wasn’t going to cooperate. And James said in only an hour, an impromptu crew of students and staff set up a stage and chairs to get the gym ready for the 8 p.m. ceremonies.

Senior Class President Ryan Finke presented the Welcome Address, urging classmates not to allow themselves to be defeated by future obstacles or setbacks. “I ask you, my classmates, to swerve around those potholes and take the road less traveled. Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die tomorrow.”

Wed
04
Jun
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04
Jun

Fire destroys new house in Paumen Addition

An early morning fire on Friday completely destroyed a house under construction in the Paumen Addition and damaged three other nearby homes.

The home, owned by Ryan Hughes of Cokato, burned to the ground shortly after firefighters were called to the scene at 12:45 a.m.

Maple Lake Fire Chief Todd Borell said the first fire truck arrived on the scene at 12:48 a.m. and by that time, the fast-moving fire had totally engulfed the house.

“By the time the pumper got there one minute later, the neighbor’s garage was already on fire,” Borell said. “The house was coming down already by the time we had water, only six or seven minutes after the time of the page.

Wed
28
May

Memorial Day tribute honors those who served

A big crowd turned out on a beautiful Memorial Day to pay tribute to Maple Lake’s veterans. “We are here to honor the memory of those who have given their lives for our country,” said American Legion Commander Gary Jude, who coordinated the program at the Veteran’s Memorial at the city park on Monday.

A parade, which included the first appearance of the Maple Lake Marching Band in their new uniforms, traveled from the Legion Club to the park for the ceremony that included prayers offered by Rev. Steven King, and readings of “Freedom is Not Free,” and “The Dash Between the Dates,” by Girls and Boys State representatives Katie Haegele and Ed Elfmann. Musical selections by the band, under the direction of instructor Tony Mazzone, featured “The Star Spangled Banner,” and “God Bless America.”

Wed
28
May

Thomes joins bank Board of Directors

Security State Bank has announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors.

Greg Thomes of Maple Lake took the oath of office last week at a meeting of the bank’s board. He joins current members of the board: George Palmer, Doyle Van Dyne, Russ Baker, Don Weismann, Bud Vandergon, Paul McHugh, James McHugh and Peter McHugh. Jack McHugh serves as a counsel to the board. The Board of Directors oversees the conduct of the bank’s business.

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