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Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

Wed
19
Jul

New principal at St. Tim’s

Students at St. Timothy Catholic School in Maple Lake will start the new session in September with a new principal.
Dawn McCabe will take the place of Dawn Kincs who turned over the principalship reins last spring. Although the start of school is more than a month off yet, McCabe has met her staff and is at the school most days preparing for the busy year ahead. Her official start day was July 1.
“Everybody has been just wonderful here. I’m really excited about the year ahead. It’s already starting to feel like home,” she said.

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Wed
19
Jul

Storytime with Marie has guest author

Storytime with Marie was treated to a special treat this week. We had a guest reader. Bob Zimmerman brought a book that he wrote and illustrated with his own photographs. The book was A Frog in my Throat. Bob told the children how he got the idea for the book, and how he had his grandchildren help with the pictures and the rhyming words. The storytime chlldren really enjoyed the book and also sharing the “pretend frogs” they brought from home. After Bob read to us, he agreed to be part of the group picture with all the frogs and then went to share his book with the Books with Boone children. The children enjoyed acting out the story song book “Five Little Speckled Frogs” with Marie’s frog puppets. Then they made a picture of one of their ways of traveling from this summer’s main theme. This time they used a car or truck. Posing with Bob while holding their or Bob’s frogs are front row: Liam Ecklund, Caleb Pack, Tyler Davidson, Reed Hackenmueller.

Wed
12
Jul

The end of an era: Last Christopher Schneider Bass Tournament set for Saturday, July 15


Barb Schneider, right, and daughter, Missye Baker, exhibit the sign displayed each year in memory of their son and brother, Christopher, who was an avid fisherman. Saturday, July 15, will be the last tournament for the Schneiders who have used it to raise about $20,000 in scholarships for Maple Lake youth. (Photos from Messenger archives)

Saturday, July 15, marks the end of a long-standing tradition in Maple Lake, the annual Christopher Schneider Bass Tournament.
For the last 13 years, friends and family of Christopher Schneider have gathered on the waters of Maple Lake to honor the 17-year-old Maple Lake High School student who was killed in a car accident in 2003.
An avid fisherman who wanted to be a doctor after graduation, Christopher was the type of person who loved lending a hand to anybody in need. Following his example, his parents, Barb and Bob Schneider, initiated a scholarship program in his honor. That first year they gave out four $500 scholarships to Maple Lake High School students with their own money.

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Wed
12
Jul

Habitat 500 bikers stop in Maple Lake


St. Timothy Youth Group members welcome bike riders from across the country participating in the Habit 500 Bike Ride Tuesday, July 11. Riders stopped at St. Timothy School for a quick break before resuming their seven-day journey. A biker wearing a tutu in honor of Tutu Tuesday receives high fives from Susie Rieber, left, and Monica Stokman. Waiting for high fives and cheering are, from left, Joe Rieber, Gianna Riviere, Sam Marquette, youth group director Baylyn Wagner and Jake Galles. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The St. Timothy Youth Group helped welcome bike riders from across the country participating in the Habitat 500 Bike Ride Tuesday, July 11, as the athletes rode through Maple Lake.
The ride, which starts and ends in Victoria, took bikers through Maple Lake on the third day of their journey where they stopped at St. Timothy Catholic School for snacks and a break from the road. This was the first year the ride has stopped in Maple Lake. Organizers approached the parish with the request to use the school parking lot. Habitat provided all of the food and beverages, but St. Timothy’s youth group volunteers help set the rest station up. They also cheered on bikers as they came into the school parking lot.
For a quarter of a century, the Habitat 500 Bike Ride has sent cyclists across Minnesota, biking 500 miles to raise funds and awareness to help Habitat for Humanity build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Wed
12
Jul

Fish Tales


Just before the Fourth of July weekend, Elliot Erdahl, 15, of Prior Lake, caught this hefty bass on Middle Maple Lake. He estimated the fish to be around 5 pounds. He caught several more bass of varying sizes throughout the week. His biggest catch was 5.42 pounds. (Photos by Bredna Erdahl)

the bass are biting on Middle Maple Lake. On Sunday, July 9, Ethan Erdahl, nine, of Maple Lake, reeled in this dandy using a Wacky Worm. The Messenger is always happy to print a picture of your big catch so send pictures to news@maplelakemessenger.com.
Thu
06
Jul

1,000 miles for Epilepsy


Greg and Janel Rosine of Maple Lake and their 2009 Dodge Challenger participated in the 1,000 Mile Crown Rally Adventure in June to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation and Kars4Kids. The rally started at Landmark Center in St. Paul and took them through Wisconsin and Iowa countryside to Chicago, Ill in two days. (Photo Submitted)

Looking sharp with its racing stickers, Janel and Greg Rosine’s bright red, 2009 Dodge Challenger growled at the starting line of the 1,000 Mile Crown Rally Adventure, Friday, June 9. Around it, revving their engines as well, were some of the greats: Lamborghinis, Corvettes, and modern-day muscle cars.
It was a car enthusiast’s dream, and the Maple Lake couple was right in the middle of it.
Minutes later they were off on their cross-country adventure from Landmark Center in St. Paul to Chicago, Ill., racing for fun and a bigger cause, raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation and Kars4Kids.

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Thu
06
Jul

Letting it shine: Maple Lake youth to act in Mary Poppins


Jessica and Ethan Pavlenko are the mother-and-son duo performing in the Buffalo Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” Ethan, a fourth grader at Maple Lake Elementary will play the part of Michael Banks. (Photo courtesy of BCT)

Ethan Pavlenko, a fourth grader at Maple Lake Elementary School “dazzled” directors with his charm, dry wit and spot-on British accent on his way to securing a lead role in Buffalo Community Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical.”
Pavlenko, eight, going on nine years old, will play Michael Banks, a mischievous youth bent on pranking his hapless nannies until the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins comes along to take him and his sister Jane on a magical adventure. Performances start on Friday, July 21 at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center with the last show on Sunday, July 23.

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Thu
06
Jul

First day of Sunday liquor sales draw crowd


A crowd of customers wait for their turn to check out at Maple Lake Wine and Spirits, Sunday, July 2, the first day Minnesota liquor stores were allowed to be open on Sundays. (Photos by Angela Berthiaume)

The first day of Sunday liquor sales was a success for Maple Lake Wine and Spirits, attracting a line of eager patrons before the store opened at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 2.
“We had customers pull up at 10:30 and wait in their cars until 10:50 until I opened the doors,” Angela Berthiaume, manager of municipal liquor store said. “We had about 20 people waiting in the store until we hit 11 a.m.”
Fifty customers visited within the first 30 minutes Sunday. Throughout the day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the liquor store closed, a total of 264 customers passed through the doors.

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Thu
06
Jul

Classifieds July 6, 2017

FOR RENT
Office/Antique/Boutique Space for Rent in Downtown Maple Lake.
1500 sq feet, Versatile space, high traffic area, recently remodeled, newer carpet, will build to suit.
$550/mo, tenant pays electric and internet, lease terms negotiable.
Available July 30th, 2017 or sooner. Contact Joelle at Apartment Resource Group at 763-248-8732 or email joelle@apartmentresourcegroup.com for more info or to schedule a showing.
(38-42c)
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FREE
Free 75 pound fryer shortening for bear bait or other use. 963-3136
(41f)
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FOR SALE
Cargo rack for truck or SUV 36” x 48” heavy duty. Constructed of stainless steel. $175.00 cash. Call Joel, 963-6004.
(41f)

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