And That’s The Way It Was


Samantha Zuehl of Annandale won the 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day button contest… Citizens Club (formerly Senior Citizens Club) celebrated 40 years in Maple Lake… Sierra Bastien and Drew Seibert were the top two finishers at the annual Maple Lake Spelling Bee… ANML Lightning wrestlers shared the conference title with D-C… Joseph O’Sullivan exhibited the Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer at the National Shorthorn show in Denver, CO…  And that’s the way it was 5 years ago this week.
John Aretz celebrated his 100th birthday on Valentine’s Day… MLHS teacher Ben Youngs appeared as Bob Dylan at the Snowcoming Gong Show… Retired barber Ed Raiche appeared in the opening act  of the final performance of Maple Lake Community Theatre’s WWII Review, shearing the head of director Dale Bothun… Lighting hockey wins one, drops two… Lake Country Properties of Monticello opened a new branch in Maple Lake, headed by Charlene Wurm of Emerald Mortgage… And that’s the way it was 15 years ago this week.
The new Roger’s Amoco on Maple Ave. and Hwy. 55 was progressing steadily toward a planned April 15 opening.. Bruce Hanks, America’s leading portrayer of Abraham Lincoln, entertained members of the Silver Creek Reformed church… The Maple Lake School Board installed golf as a permanent spring sport…To celebrate President’s Day, complimentary pieces of cherry pie were offered by the Maple Lake Commercial Club… Joe Menth, a sixth grade student at St. Tim’s, won the school’s geography bee… The Irish girls basketball team upset the D-C Chargers 45-38… And that’s the way it was 25 years ago this week.
Andy’s Red Owl Anniversary sale offered whole chickens for 29 cents a pound, tomato soup, 10 cans for 89 cents, and colby cheese for 59 cents per pound… The Last Dance Before Lent was being held at Maple Lake’s Legion Club with music by Charley and Erv… Kenny Engel’s Irish Grapplers placed 7th in the district wrestling tournament… A deal was completed for the purchase of approximately 30 acres of land from Walter and Myrtle Jude by School District 881… And that’s the way it was 50 years ago this week.