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Wed
15
Jan

Divers search lake at St. John’s

Divers searching for missing college student Joshua Guimond cut through the ice and explored the murky bottom of a lake at St. John’s last week, but it wasn’t the lake Guimond’s family expected to be the focus of attention.

On Wednesday, January 8, crews from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department sent divers down into East Gemini, a lake across the road from Stumpf Lake, where previous searches had been concentrated.

Nothing was found in the three-hour search, but plenty of video footage recorded the production. Every Twin Cities television station was represented and film crews lined the edge of an embankment high over the two diving sites.

Wed
15
Jan
Wed
15
Jan

Benefit for Josh at Maple Lake VFW

The second of two benefits to aid in the search for missing St. John’s College student Joshua Guimond will take place on Sunday, January 19.

The “Find Josh Benefit” at the Maple Lake VFW will include a pork chop dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dinner tickets are available for $8 at Security State Bank through Saturday morning, with additional pork chops for $1.25.

Entertainment at the event will feature live music provided by “Second Hand Halo,” which has performed at the “Fine-Line” in Minneapolis, and “Echo Union.” Karaoke entertainment will be provided by D.J. John Gjertsen and “Two of a Kind,” featuring Mary Jo Miceli and Joyce Sprague.

Fri
10
Jan

Church Schedules

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Wed
08
Jan

Controversy brews over dog as search continues at St. John’s

Penny Bell and her bloodhound, Hoover, were back at St. John’s this weekend, continuing the search for two missing college students.

But in another development regarding the search, an article appeared in the Star Tribune on Sunday, calling into question Bell’s methods, credentials and track record.

The story contained information from bloodhound experts who maintained the best chance for a dog to pick up a scent is in the first 48 hours and no longer than a week. Bell’s dog is tracking the scents of Chris Jenkins, a University of Minnesota student who disappeared on Oct. 31, and Joshua Guimond of Maple Lake, a St. John’s College student who disappeared on that campus Nov. 9.

There were also comments in the story from a Milwaukee battalion chief who disputed Bell’s claims of past success, in addition to reports on Hoover’s lack of accreditation.

Wed
08
Jan

Man dies in New Year’s rollover

Wright County Sheriff Gary L. Miller reports that on January 1, 2003, at 5:36 a.m., the Wright County Communications Center received a report of a one vehicle rollover accident on County Road 8, at the corner of 50th St. NW, in Marysville Township. The accident claimed the life of Michael Vonne Sadler, a 33 year old Waverly resident.    Initial investigation indicates that the deceased was traveling southbound on County Road 8 approaching 50th St., when the vehicle left the curve and continued south into the west ditch, rolling over several times. Sadler, who was the lone occupant in his vehicle, was ejected from his 1990 Geo Storm and pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff's Office.

Wed
08
Jan

Benefits for Joshua to help raise search funds

Two benefits to aid in the search for missing St. John’s College student Joshua Guimond will take place on back-to-back Sundays this month.

On January 12, Madigan’s Pub and Grill will host a spaghetti dinner with all proceeds going to the Find Joshua Fund. Spaghetti, garlic toast and coffee or pop will be served for $7 from 4 to 8 p.m. In addition, the Maple Lake Lions will be hosting a meat raffle for the Find Joshua Fund.

On January 19, the Find Josh Benefit at the Maple Lake VFW will include a pork chop dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Dinner tickets are available for $8 at Security State Bank and Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Sunday, with additional pork chops for $1.25.  Entertainment at the event will feature live music and Karaoke.

Tue
07
Jan

Fire Report

Maple Lake’s Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service responded to the following emergencies during the past week:

Jan. 5, 7:14 a.m.: Maple Lake’s volunteer firefighters were paged to Bernatello’s Pizza plant, 220 Congress Street West, Maple Lake, for a strong gas smell. Sixteen firefighters responded, investigated and ventilated the building.

Jan. 4, 6:14 p.m.: Automobile accident one mile north of Maple Lake on County Road 8 when a vehicle hit a pole. Three people, Alicia D. Foster, 17, driver; and passengers, Amy Poquette, 16, and Jon Shinnick, 16, all of Annandale, were involved. Shinnick, riding in the back seat, and Poquette, wearing a seat belt, declined medical assistance.   All three were transported to the Buffalo Hospital ER by ambulance. The fire department’s rescue squad responded to the accident with 22 firefighters.

Sun
05
Jan

Fire Report:

Maple Lake’s Fire Department, Ambulance and Rescue squads responded as follows during the past week:

Feb. 3: Ambulance and Rescue squads were dispatched at 2:25 p.m. to a one-vehicle accident on County Road 7 & 39. Occupants of a pickup, which struck a tree, declined medical assistance.    Feb. 1: Ambulance and Rescue squads responded to a one-car roll-over accident on Donnelly Dr. NW (east side of Maple Lake) at 12:31 p.m. Occupants of the vehicle, Elizabeth Payne, Buffalo; and Jeff Klarstrom, Montrose; apparently were not injured and transportation was refused. A photo appears on page 4.

Jan. 31: Medical page at 9:33 p.m. cancelled by a deputy on the scene at 9:42 p.m.

Jan. 29: Medical page for patient in respiratory distress at 9:40 a.m. Individual taken to the Buffalo Hospital ER.

Tue
31
Dec

Fire report:

Maple Lake’s Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service responded to the following calls this past week:

Dec. 24, 9:18 a.m.: Patient transported to Buffalo Hospital ER with breathing difficulties.

Dec. 28, 4:51 p.m.: Eleven-year-old Dakota Bruns, 120 Oak Ave., Maple Lake, was taken to the Buffalo Hospital ER following a fall off of an ATV in the 8411 Clementa Ave. N.W. area. He was wearing a helmet.

Dec. 28, 6:34 p.m.: Jesse Schwartz, 127 23rd Ave. N., St. Cloud, declined medical assistance following one-car rollover on County Road 8 N., Maple Lake. He was wearing his seatbelt.    Dec. 29, 11:40 a.m.: Patient taken to Buffalo Hospital ER following a fall in her residence.

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