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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
Apr

Elementary students, staff celebrate volunteer month


Maple Lake’s elementary school staff and students got together in the gymnasium to celebrate all the hard work volunteers do around the school and community. They show off hand made signs that read “thank you”, “we love our volunteers” and “volunteers rock” to commemorate the moment. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)
Wed
12
Apr

Maple Lake Lions pancake breakfast is a hit


Eliana Navarro, left, enjoys pancakes and bacon with her grandmother Sue Springer and sister Reese during the Lion's Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 9, at the Maple Lake High School. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

Maple Lake Ambassador Chloe Riviere serves coffee to Judy Kelly, left, and Andrew Rowland.
Tue
14
Feb

Recipes and Memories February 15, 2017

Valentine’s Day is over, but did you know that February 15th celebrates another sweet holiday? National Gumdrop Day; There is no question as to what to do. Try making home-made gumdrops. Your kids and grandkids will love you for it.

Tue
07
Feb

Recipes and Memories February 8, 2017

With Valentine’s Day only days away, we have “Kids in the Kitchen” ready to share their favorites, along with others bringing us traditional musts. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wed
18
Jan

Hayes family has five generations


With the addition of a newborn to the Hayes family, they now have five generations in their lifetime. Back row: Grandma Jamie Sabo of Maple Lake and great-grandpa Paul Hayes of Buffalo. Front row: mother Brooklyn Danner of Maple Lake, great-great grandmother Rosealice Hayes of Buffalo who is holding great-great-granddaughter Brianna Danner of Maple Lake. (Photo submitted)
Wed
11
Jan

Wright County Child Foster Care party provides smiles to many children’s faces

Every year, many children enter the child foster care system due to difficult family situations. Licensed child foster care providers willingly open their homes to care for and support these children, while the children’s families strive to create a healthy environment for them to return home to.
Wright County Health and Human Services spreads a little cheer each year by hosting a holiday party. This year’s party was held on December 8th at Monticello River City Extreme. 135 people attended including children, families, and staff. A huge turn-out. Festivities included frosting cookies and craft making. Tie blankets were made and donated by the Annandale Girl Scouts and Kruzin 4 Kidz for each and every child. Santa himself was able to make an appearance, hand out gifts, and take a picture with each child.

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Wed
14
Dec

Wright County Public Health announces upgraded Wellness on Wheels vehicle

Wright County Public Health announces a new development in the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Program. For over 20 years, the WOW Van has provided preventative health services to Wright County communities. Beginning in 1995 with a renovated ambulance, the program grew and adapted to fit needs around the community, resulting in a 35-foot RV being purchased and fitted for use starting in 2000. Sixteen years later, the demand for services continues to grow, and the current RV is being replaced with a more compact, versatile vehicle, allowing the WOW Program to expand and include new services that better fulfill the needs of the community.

Wed
09
Nov

Birth Announcements - Mason James Anderson

Harper Anderson is excited to announce the arrival of her baby brother, Mason James Anderson.
Mason was born on October 6, 2016. He weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was 19.75 inches long.
Proud parents are Shawn and Stacey (Allbee) Anderson of Shakopee. Grandparents are Jim and Judy Allbee of Howard Lake and Roslyn Rose of Maryland Heights, MO. Great-grandmother is Margaret Chap of Silver Lake, MN.

Wed
02
Nov

Birth Announcements - Lindy M’Chele Johnson

Craig and Lauren Johnson, of Annandale, would like to announce the arrival of their newborn daughter, Lindy M’Chele Johnson.
Lindy was born at the St. Cloud Hospital on October 2nd, 2016. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 19.5 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Greg and Pam Wurm and Mark and Joan Johnson. Proud great-grandparents are Carol and Lawrence Wurm.

Wed
26
Oct

Letter to the Editor October 26, 2016

It’s election time again and I would like to say a few words of support for Deb Geyen running for mayor. Deb is a life-long resident of Maple Lake. She went to school here as I did. She knew the city when it was a bustling town. She also watched its slow painful decline.
Now Deb is running for mayor after ten years of being a dedicated council member. She has seen the proactive work and wants to continue and expands this. She knows that business growth also requires housing growth. Housing growth means not only single family homes, but also affordable living apartments for so many that work in the industrial park.
Many of the employees are hired through temp agencies and in many cases drive 30 miles or more to work in Maple Lake. Housing is sorely needed in this area. And, yes, we even have people that live in their cars because they can’t afford the apartment spaces in town which are few. I have witnessed this personally.

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