Students prepare for “Snow White and the Seven Suspects”

A classic fairy tale undergoes a dramatic revision when the Youth Advisory Board presents this year’s Mystery Dinner Theater production of “Snow White and the Seven Suspects” on November 20 at the Maple Lake High School cafeteria.

Rev. Steven King, pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake, wrote the show that features both laughs and suspense as dinner theater patrons will be asked to solve the mystery of Snow White’s disappearance.

“I wanted to keep it very lighted hearted and that’s why we came up with the idea of Snow White and the Seven Suspects,” King said.

And thanks to the wonderful world of Disney, King was able to get a little help with his project.

“I had the video of “Snow White” playing right next to my desk as I was writing so I could get in some of the authentic text,” King said.


Gift of computers benefits students of St. Tim’s

The 26 students in the second grade class of Alison Krutzig at St. Timothy’s School were each able to find a place to sit and a brand new computer to use in the school’s expanded computer lab during the first week of school.

The second grade class is the largest at St. Timothy’s and offering a place for each student in the lab would not have been possible last year.

The remodeling of the computer lab is the work of volunteers who put in many hours of effort over the summer and 27 new computers were the result of donations provided by community members during St. Timothy’s Dinner and Live/Silent Auction in April.

Father Mark Huberty said the effort to auction for computer donors was an idea they wanted to try, but they were amazed at the response.


Local schools make the grade on state School Report Cards

After last year’s rating of Maple Lake Elementary as a five-star school, expectations were high that the elementary would continue its ranking at that level and the first report cards for Maple Lake Junior High and High School would also bring good news.

The results released last Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Education showed that Maple Lake’s elementary, junior high and high school were making adequate yearly progress and earned top scores in several areas. But the overall rating showed four stars for the elementary and three for the junior high and high school.

“I was disappointed in the three stars,” said High School Principal Mary James. “I thought we had earned four. But I’m pleased with the other high ratings. We received five stars in the things we can control.”


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Maple Lake High School celebrates Class of 2004

Commencement marked not only an end, but an exciting beginning for Maple Lake High School’s Class of 2004. They were reminded of this as they sat under a clear sky in Irish Country Stadium June 4 completing their final act as a class before the curtain closed on their high school careers.

Senior Class President Ed Elfmann welcomed friends and family and encouraged his classmates to continue to live by their class motto, “To accomplish great things we must not only act, but dream; not only plan, but also believe.

“We’ve all had our dreams,” he said. “Some may have been out of reach, but most were achievable. The loss of two of our good friends and classmates, Joe Zander and Chris Schneider, created an even better reason to achieve those dreams, and to dream that much more.”


Students honored at MLHS Senior Night

The Class of 2004 and their families and friends gathered to remember the laughter, tears, and bumps along the way that has molded them into adults at Senior Awards Night June 2.

Seniors starred at the night honoring their accomplishments. A musical piece by Sara Manuel characterized how the soon-to-be-graduates felt about reaching this milestone in their young lives.

In an emotional moment, Barb Schneider presented the first Christopher Schneider Memorial Scholarships which reminded the Class of 2004 of their two fallen classmates whose presence is greatly missed.

Senior choir members lightened the mood with the ‘Grease’ classic “You’re the One That I Want” which had senior girls swooning over Maple Lake’s John Travolta, Tim Leahy. Their classmates laughed as they danced while performing the number.


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