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25
May

Movie on Birch: Big Hero 6


The beautiful weather on Saturday brought in approximately 85 viewers to the Movie on Birch featuring the film “Big Hero 6.” This showing is a Maple Lake community event jointly partnered by the City of Maple Lake and Sherburne-Wright Cable Commission and sponsored by Bernatello’s Pizza. Out of the nine cities that offer these free outdoor movie events, Maple Lake is the only city that has door prizes. Attendees got the chance to win two copies of “Big Hero 6,” a pizza cutter, Bernatello’s pizza coupons, and a pizza oven. The next scheduled Movie on Birch featuring Disney’s “Up” will be shown on Friday, August 19th, at dusk. (Photo by Charlene Wurm)
Wed
25
May

Maple Lake Memorial Day Service is May 30

The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m.; units should meet at the American Legion Club at 9:30. Marching order: Fire department wagon, American Legion and V.F.W. colors and guards, firing squad, American Legion and V.F.W. members, American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion members, chaplain, speaker and commander, high school band, Girl/Boy Scouts, fire department ambulance, American Legion Post #131 Legion Riders. Upon arrival at the park, the procession will proceed to the Memorial monument.

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Wed
25
May

City fund balance declared ‘healthy’

Maple Lake City Council members got a professional overview of the city’s financial state Tuesday, May 17, as John Archer and Ryan Schmidt of Schlenner Wenner & Co. presented the city’s 2015 audit.
Archer told the council that in the process of arriving at an opinion, standards applied to the city’s audit exceeded government requirements and included more detail, resulting in an opinion of the highest level possible.

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Wed
25
May

Student Council landscapes MLHS


Daryn Strub and VP of the Student Council, Zach Johnson, helped with the landscaping project that was done on the west side of the high school Friday, May 20th. The funds for the project came from various fundraising activities held throughout the year sponsored by the Student Council. Midland Nursery also helped provide the landscaping materials.

Helpers Dylan Lehn, Jake Liljequist, Luke Mooney, Austin Jurgens and Colton Lengyel.

Sydney Bakeberg, Emalynn Johnston, Sophie Reardon, Rachel Loch, Maggie Miller, Margaret Graham and Kaleigh Beehler enjoyed helping the Student Council with the planting of shrubs. (Photos by Charlene Wurm)
Wed
25
May

County board honors law enforcement, citizens

At any given work shift, a law enforcement officer never knows when he or she will be placed in a life-threatening situation. It’s one of the occupational hazards. At the May 17 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Joe Hagerty came before the board to approve a proclamation naming May 15-21 as National Law Enforcement Officers Week in Wright County, as well as giving out awards to sheriff’s department employees and citizens who stepped up in times of need to help their fellow man in life-threatening situations.

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Wed
25
May

Community group raises $19K for camp with steak fry


A group of local volunteers organized the highly-attended steak fry in support of camp.

A local group of volunteers organized the annual steak fry at Camp Friendship, raising a record-breaking $19,000 in support of camper scholarships. The event drew over 450 attendees and included steaks cooked by the Clearwater Lions, raffles and a silent auction. A troop of Boy Scouts from Annandale bussed the tables and cleared trash during the event.

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Wed
25
May

County board considering bonding for courts facility

Anyone who has had to deal with the courts in the Wright County Courthouse in Buffalo can attest that the courtrooms are cramped, woefully behind the times in several key respects, and in dire need of upgrading. At the May 17 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, it would appear as though those days will be coming to an end sooner rather than later.

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Wed
18
May

Maple Lake senior earns scouting’s highest rank


Deringer briefly shows off his Eagle award medal and badge after the coronation ceremony. Pictured, from left, are Sean Deringer, Tammy Deringer, Devin Deringer and former Scoutmaster, John Northenscold. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

When Devin Deringer earned the rank of Eagle Scout earlier this spring he joined the likes of astronaut Neil Armstrong, 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford, and film director, Steven Spielberg.

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Wed
18
May

Extra caution needed during planting season

The Wright County Highway Department would like to remind Wright County citizens to use extra caution on county highways now that farmers are in the fields and using the roadways to transport trucks and equipment from storage facilities to the fields.

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Wed
18
May

MLHS seniors look to the future in Wright Tech’s CEO program


Wright Technical Center’s CEO students. Back Row: Kennedy Gorres, Sara Simonette, Sydney Louis and Mersadie Pingel. Front Row: Devin Deringer, Kola Kolasa of Big Lake, Garrett Downs of Big Lake, Jackson Lorentz and Peyton Beehler. (Photo submitted)

Seven out of the nine students participating in this year’s Wright Tech Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program are seniors at Maple Lake High School. CEO is an entrepreneurship program that is not just a class but rather an “all-in-experience” concept.

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