Boy Scouts replacing installation and sheetrock on walls. Pictured are Jacob Loch, Luke Taliffon, Isaac Loch, Kenny Nyquist and Nick Borgert.
Boy Scouts preparing the floor for seal coating. Pictured are Jacob Loch, Isaac Loch, Thomas Jude, Devin Deringer and Jacob Jude. Scouts and parents have volunteered over the last two years with 140 hours of repair at Jude Hall.
The public is cordially invited to attend the reopening dedication of Jude Hall to Maple Lake citizens on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.. Maple Lake Troop 219 Boy Scouts have completed all repairs to Jude Hall as requested by the city. At this celebration the Boy Scouts will be presenting the mayor with the ceremonial key to the Jude Hall building. Refreshments will be provided by the Boy Scout parents.
For several years, Wright County has been involved with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign (formerly known as “Safe and Sober”). While the name has changed, there is a new emphasis being added to the program – the dangers of texting and driving.
At the Oct. 14 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, a grant from the Department of Public Safety in the amount of $51,340 was approved by the county to pay for additional patrols for the sheriff’s department, which will include citing drivers who are caught texting and driving.
On Saturday, October 11, the Wright County Snowmobile Association dedicated the newly-built memorial shelter to DeLoris “Dee” Smith and Craig Pietz, both avid snowmobilers that passed away in 2014.
The memorial shelter is located in the new addition of Ney Park on the north side of Maple Lake, at the intersection of two popular snowmobile trails.
Four snowmobile clubs, the Maple Lake Sno Trackers, Buffalo Snow Riders, Crow River Bound and the Hiawatha Sno-Seekers, banded together to build and fund the shelter. The clubs also extended a special thank-you to the local businesses that helped with the design and construction of the shelter: Twin Lake Construction, MP Nexlevel, Maple Lake Lumber, Jake’s Excavating and J S Seeding & Landscape.
City candidates will answer questions at a candidate forum to be held at City Hall on October 22nd beginning at 5:30 p.m. The forum is open to the public and will be aired by the cable commission (date to be announced).
The Messenger would like to apologize for inadvertently stating in last week’s Messenger that Todd Jude is the incumbent running in the election for city offices. Deb Geyen is the incumbent running for one of two positions available on the Maple Lake City Council.
MLE’s Book Fair which ran from October 8-15, gave kids a chance to browse the book fair and pick out their favorite items. It also gave teachers a chance to put their favorite books on their classroom wish list. Parents could either give the kids money to purchase books or they were able to go through the book fair during conferences and buy books for their children or for classrooms. Kath Heffron, elementary librarian, helped coordinate the book fair.