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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
16
Aug

No source identified in E. coli infection


Kade (right) and Kallan (left) Maresh of rural Maple Lake (Photo submitted)

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) epidemiologists have completed their investigation into the E. coli bacterial infections that seriously sickened two Wright County siblings, but were not able to identify a specific source.

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Wed
16
Aug

Stewart-Sylvester to wed


Livvy and George Sylvester are pleased to announce the marriage of their father, Scott Sylvester, to Jessica Stewart on October 7, 2016. A reception and renewal of vows occurred at their home in South Haven on August 5, 2017. Scott is employed at Hunt Electric Corp., Bloomington, and Jessica is the director of Red Balloon Child Care in Becker. (Photo submitted)
Wed
09
Aug

Brute's Bleat August 9, 2017

I managed to steal a couple of hours on Tuesday morning (Aug. 1) for an attempt at sunfish fishing. I found them from 14 to 17 feet and culled out nine before the sunshine and humid temps told me it was time to quit. Off hand I’d say the earlier the better and the overcast skies seemed to be a plus as we’re heading into August. I gave it another try on a cool Saturday when I didn’t think the lake would be inundated with pleasure and recreation boats. I was wrong, but regardless, I managed to accumulate a dozen sunfish in a matter of an hour and a half. My eight-pound bell anchor wasn’t enough to keep me in one location when the wave action moved me off my hot spot. Because I lost a crappie rod last summer because of negligence on my part I picked up another short fly rod at a Salvation Army store for a couple of bucks. I outfitted it with monofilament line on a spare fly rod reel I had in my collection of used fishing items.

Wed
09
Aug

Lillian Sukut named Outstanding Senior Citizen


Seen is Connie Lahr at the Wright County Fair as she represents this year's "Outstanding Senior Woman of Wright County," Lillian Sukut. She was nominated by Senior Connections Coordinator, Ginger O'Loughlin, “for giving to the community in a wide spectrum of ways, including belonging to the SAM's Quilters Club, being Senior Connections Most Benevolent Volunteer of the Year, visiting the homeless and much more."   (Photo by submitted)

Lillian Sukut of Maple Lake, an active volunteer and friend to all, was named this year's Outstanding Senior Citizen at the Wright County Fair recently.
Sukut, who lives at the Maple Manor, was not able to accept the award in person, so Connie Lahr, also of Maple Lake, did the honors for her.
"I know Lil as a faithful volunteer arriving at 8 a.m. every Monday morning to tie quilts with the S.A.M. Quilters," Lahr said. "She is a 'shining light' to each of us with her smiling face, kind words, and helpful hints to make every quilt beautiful. Because of her health, Lil is obliged to carry a little oxygen tank, but this does not stop her healthy, positive outlook on life."

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Wed
02
Aug

Bethlehem UCC celebrates 135 years

The Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Maple Lake will celebrate its 135th anniversary with a pie and ice cream social on Wednesday, August 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be live music by the Annandale Community Band. The community is invited to visit the church at 400 County Road 37 east and celebrate with them.

Wed
26
Jul

Fire truck or ice cream truck? MLFD delivers treats on National Night Out


Members of Maple Lake’s Fire Department are all smiles after delivering treats to some local children last summer to celebrate National Night Out. Firefighters will be handing out ice cream sandwiches from their trucks again on Tuesday, August. 1. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Don’t be alarmed at the sight of a shiny red fire truck turning down your street, Tuesday, August 1. Odds are they are not there to fight a fire, but to hand out ice cream treats in recognition of National Night Out.
Every first Tuesday of August, the Maple Lake Fire Department sends trucks through Maple Lake neighborhoods to disperse ice cream sandwiches to anyone out-of-doors, young and old, as part of the national campaign to promote police-community partnerships and encourage safe living and neighborly activity.
Across the country, millions of people spend this night at cookouts, block parties, parades, and law enforcement agencies host demonstrations and spend time in the community.

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Wed
26
Jul

Louis represents Maple Lake at Aquatennial

Sydney Louis may not have won the title of Queen of the Lakes last weekend at the Minneapolis Aquatennial, but she represented Maple Lake with grace and poise.
The 2016 Maple Lake Ambassador competed with royalty from 53 communities around Minnesota, Saturday, July 22, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. The girls were judged on poise, professionalism, public speaking, goals and education.

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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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