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Thu
17
Apr

Nelson becomes Maple Lake’s first state speech champ; Stejskal takes fifth in second trip


Maddie Nelson and Charlie Stejskal have some fun, following their first-place and fifth-place finishes, respectively, at the state speech meet.

 

Thu
17
Apr

Country Inn receives President’s Award


Carrie Parchem, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Buffalo, received the President’s Award and the Be Our Guest Award on behalf of her staff.

 

Thu
10
Apr

Fobbe wins 2014 Focus


Father John Meyer hands over the keys for the 2014 Ford Focus to Chris Fobbe, who purchased two tickets in the annual raffle. She chose the car over the offer of $10,000 cash, which was a new option for 2014.

 

“I just can’t believe it,” Chris Fobbe said of winning a 2014 Ford Focus SE from Morrie’s Buffalo Ford in St. Timothy’s School’s annual car raffle.
Fobbe said she bought two tickets from two different friends and considered it her donation to the school because she was unable to attend the 17th annual St. Timothy’s School Spring Dinner Auction Saturday evening.
“When I got the call, I said, ‘You’re kidding me, you’re kidding me!’” Fobbe recalled. “I still don’t know what to say.”
One thing she did know was that she wanted the car rather than the new option of $10,000 cash.
She and husband, Scott, said their son, Lucas, has already asked if he could replace his vehicle with the new car, but they laughed off that notion.
Instead, Chris said she’ll be replacing her own 2003 wheels with the new mode of transportation.
Thu
10
Apr

Auction, dinner raises more than $75K

 

Editor
Kim Larson, who co-chaired the 17th annual St. Timothy's School Spring Dinner Auction with Jennifer Jude, had a good feeling leading up to the school's largest fundraiser.
"I knew the day and evening was going to be wonderful when the inspirational Bible quote for the day was, 'May your worries be light; may your joy be great; may your cup overflow,'" Larson said.
That passage foreshadowed the success of Saturday's fundraiser at The V by HH. Although official numbers are not in yet, it appears the school exceeded the past year's net total of about $75,000.
"This is due to the great continuing support of the community, parish members, parents, grandparents, past alumni and many others," Larson said. "We cannot thank you all enough for your generosity and support."
Father John Meyer also shared words of thanks.
 
Thu
10
Apr

Three advance to state speech


Maple Lake High School juniors Maddie Nelson and Charlie Stejskal and sophomore Dylan Schlueter qualified for the state speech meet and will compete Saturday in Blaine.

 

Wed
09
Apr

2014 Wright County Dairy Princesses, Ambassadors crowned

 

The Wright County Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors were crowned and honored on Saturday at a meal and coronation hosted at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
The princesses and ambassadors represent the Dairy Farmers of Wright County. 
They spread the word about the healthy, safe and tasty product they work hard to produce each and every day.
The girls have firsthand knowledge of what it takes to dairy farm as each  either lives or works on a farm in Wright County.
They will be inviting the public to join them at several events in June to celebrate Dairy Month.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Thu
03
Apr

Fritz leading home church as interim pastor


Michael Fritz has been named the interim pastor at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Maple Lake. The 2005 Maple Lake High School graduate was baptized and confirmed in the local congregation before graduating from seminary and returning to serve his church in a new capacity.

 

Thu
03
Apr

Vandalism, theft led to laundromat closing


Cozy Wash Coin Laundry in downtown Maple Lake was closed on March 13, following vandalism and theft of the facilities on Feb. 12.

 

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