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Wed
27
Jan

Maple Lake School District Spelling Bee Winners


The Maple Lake District Spelling Bee took place last Tuesday, Jan. 19, with contestants ranging from grades 5 to 8. Eighth graders took the top three spots with Brandon Schmitz in first place (center), Avery Triplett in second (left), and Olivia Paumen in third (right). (Photo by Nick Pawlenty)
Wed
20
Jan

“Wit” One-Act Play


“Wit” cast members - Dylan Schlueter (student director), Ashlee Martie, Ben Triplett, John Treadwell, Tyler Russell, Catie Medley, Austin Becker, Brendan Heald and Kennedi Long. Not pictured: Brooke Ankerfelt and tech crew. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Dr. Bearing listens as Dr. Jason Posner (Brendan Heald) introduces himself as Susie Monahan, RN (Kennedi Long) assists.

Fellows (from left: Ashlee Martie, Ben Triplett, Brendan Heald, John Treadwell, Tyler Russell) on rounds contemplate Dr. Bearing's condition. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

A free public performance of the One-Act Play, “Wit,” will be presented at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Maple Lake High School Auditorium.

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Wed
20
Jan

Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week is January 17-23

Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week from Jan. 16 to Jan. 24 is a good time to sign up or take a class on how to safely operate a snowmobile, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

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Wed
20
Jan

December Greatness Award for "tolerance"


Each month two students from each grade are chosen that represent the character word of the month revolving around the concept “Celebrate Your Greatness.” Shown above are December’s “Got Character” elementary students. The word for December was “tolerance” which means: Willingness to accept feelings, habits or beliefs that are different from your own. The following students were nominated for having tolerance: Back Row: Cooper Latour, Sawyer Ogilvie, Corbin Golby, Ethan O’Brien, Liz Hannon and Josie Niemiec. Third Row: Joey Schaefer, Aidan Kolehmainen, Joey Edmonson, Ben Torblaa and Kenlyn Marsicek. Second Row: Charley Sailer, Katie Hagen, Landon McLeod and Alex Johnson. Front Row: Reid Woolridge, Rowan Kunz, Hannah Lewison and Max Goelz. (Photo submitted by Kath Heffron)
Wed
13
Jan

Science Rocks! for fifth and sixth graders


Aidan Kolehmainen, of Maple Lake, volunteered for a bubbly demonstration.

Riley Hall, of Maple Lake, helps his lab partner with an eye dropper during an experiment at Science Rocks! last week.

If excitement is an indicator of success, Science Rocks! (SR!) 2016 was a smash hit. On Tuesday, January 5, more than 700 fifth and sixth grade students from 30 area schools had the opportunity to experience hands-on science and nature activities on a college campus.
The event is held on the campus of St. Cloud State University in three buildings: Wick Science Building, Brown Hall and the new ISELF building. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Science Rocks!
Students were given the chance to choose which of these fascinating topics they wanted to learn about. Each student was assigned to four 60-minute sessions throughout the day, including one of two auditorium sessions. There were 26 possible sessions to attend. These sessions were all taught by professionals in their fields such as physics, entomologist (insects), or naturalists.

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Wed
06
Jan

Band students play before the holidays


Band students grades 5-8 performed holiday classics on Dec. 22 under the direction of Nathan Mitchell.

Sydnee Peterson, Marcus Weimer and Kali Uecker.

In the woodwind section is Grace Tollefson, Rikki Latour and Jolie Uecker.

6th grade percussionists Brady Jensen, Greta Brown and Everett Barker.
Wed
06
Jan

MLHS band and choir perform for seniors


Maple Lake High School Jazz Band and Choir entertain the residents of Cottagewood and Lake Ridge in Buffalo during the holiday season. Students performed a wide variety of cultural and holiday songs while residents joined in on the singing. Everyone enjoyed the music and it brought many smiles to young and old alike.

Maple Lake High School Jazz Band and Choir entertain the residents of Cottagewood and Lake Ridge in Buffalo during the holiday season. Students performed a wide variety of cultural and holiday songs while residents joined in on the singing. Everyone enjoyed the music and it brought many smiles to young and old alike.
Wed
30
Dec

MLHS Senior High winter choir concert rings in the holidays


Kaitlin Murphy and Lydia Green sing together during the spiritual “Run, Mary Run.”

Megan Wasserman and Kora Fuller are layering their voices by adding their own part to the song “Run, Mary Run.”

Samantha Kramer and Gabby Brown sing with Shelby Jackson as she plays the sleigh bells in the song “Skatin' With My Baby” at the Maple Lake Senior High winter choir concert Dec. 21.
Wed
23
Dec

Eighth graders light up the night with their voices


The 8th grade boys choir entertained the crowd with holiday tunes Monday, Dec. 14, night at their choir concert. Sue Nelson directed the group with accompanist, Wendy Clark, on piano.
Wed
23
Dec

St. Tim’s program shows the meaning of Christmas


Second through fifth graders filled the room with their joyous voices singing Christmas carols. (Photos by Charlene Wurm)

St. Timothy’s Parish School showed audience members the true meaning of Christmas during their program Thursday night. Pictured cast members are Greg Goelz as Joseph, Clare Donnett as Mary, animals Tony LeFevre, Elizabeth Gendreau and Kara Loch, and shepherds Gianna Riviere and Emma Jude.

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