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Wed
15
Nov

Maple Lake Chamber coloring contest winners

Listed are the winners from the Chamber of Commerce coloring contest:
Preschool-Kindergarten: 
1st place- Breyley Larson (preschool)
2nd place- Evalyn Krauze (preschool)
First-Third grade:
1st place- Max Goelz (2nd grade), Mr. Hammerschmidt
2nd place- Landon McCleod, (3rd grade) Mrs. Kopff
Fourth-Six grade: 
1st place- Cameron Wagner, (5th grade) Mr. Kiebel
2nd place- George Elsenpeter (5th grade), St. Tim’s
Prizes can be picked up at Maple Lake Lumber by December 22.

Thu
09
Nov

“Patriot’s Pen” essay winners from Maple Lake


Patriot's Pen Essay winners from St. Timothy Catholic School, are, from left, Paul Schultz, Joseph Gendreau, and Freeman Petrowski.

Patriot's Pen Essay winners from Maple Lake Public Schools is Anna McClelland

Patriot's Pen Essay winners from Maple Lake Public Schools is Sydney Staloch.

“Patriot’s Pen” is a youth essay contest conducted nationwide. This VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students in grades 6-8 an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual Patriotic theme, this year’s theme is: “America’s Gift to My Generation."

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Thu
09
Nov

We Scare Hunger scares big


Maple Lake High School's Friends of Rachel group braved the cold to scare hunger. The group collected 362.6 pounds of food for the school's Backpack Buddy Program and Annandale/Maple Lake Food Shelf. Pictured, front row, from left, are Mattie Muller, Colton Ellingson, Grace Fritz, Emily Miller, Callie LaFave, Allie Vogel, Ashley Carlson, Abby Paumen, JoJo Jude, Alayna Jude and Madeline Gindele. Back row, from left, Anna Zaske, Anna McClelland, Gracie Elsenpeter, Emily Reller and Hannah Jude. Not pictured are Abby Deyo, Jordan Gries, Peyton Tongen, Jessica Klein, Grace Heying and Kate LaTour.  (Photo submitted)
Thu
02
Nov

MLE celebrates Unity Day


Students and staff at Maple Lake Elementary were invited to wear orange for Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to signify that they take the pledge to accept everyone for who they are and spread kindness. Pictured are MLE staff, front row, from left, Amy Kosloski, Traci Heidibrink,Tracy Spitzack, Rhonda Carlson, Lisa Weninger, Kim Grunau, Stacie Schneider, Jenn DesMarais-Holland and Michelle Koss. Second row, from left, MLE Principal Andy Sawatzke, Adam Ronnenberg, Megan Nagorski, Sue Schmitz, Tia Skay, Kelly Seibert, Margie, Isaacson, Trish Ludwig, Tami Kolehmainen, Tanya Malwitz, Diane Hertwig, Steve Fuchs, Eric Reger, Amy Van Beusekom, and Kath Heffron. Back row, from left, Marty Kiebel, Chad Hammerschmidt, Tim Staloch, Sue Nelson, Carol Tongen, Sue Hadler, Annie Jost, Kristin Kassulke, Andrew Brown and Nancy Kopff. (Photo submitted)
Thu
02
Nov

Students dress up for Halloween


pictured are all the students who dressed up in costumes for the dress-up day at Maple Lake High School. There were lots of wonderful costumes such as a strip of bacon, a minion, an angel, a cowboy, Link from Legend of Zelda, a pirate and a full-suited shark.

Maple Lake High School held a dress-up day competition Friday, Oct. 27, in honor of the Halloween holiday, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Pictured above are all of the be-costumed participants. Above, at right, winners of the costume contest are, first place, Olivia Latour who dressed-up as a scarecrow, Thomas the Train, AKA Reese Williams earned second place, and Mattie Muller came dressed as the Mad Hatter and claimed third place. (Photos submitted)
Thu
26
Oct

St. Tim’s students help their community


St. Timothy students cleaned 10 local homes and the third grade went to the cemetery (on Cty. Rd. 37), the Villas, Dingman Funeral Care, Irish Blessings Coffeehouse, the St. Tim's rectory, the front of the the school yard and the city park. The students broke into groups of six to seven students and bagged almost 400 bags of leaves. The city helped by collecting and disposing of all those bags. At right, the third grade class takes time to take a picture after all their hard work at the cemetery. (Photos submitted)

Above, Paul Madrid, Hunter Freeman and Levi Triplett work really hard to get all the leaves raked up for bagging. The students had over 400 bags of leaves at the end of the day.​

Above, Mrs. Triplett, Jacqueline Pribyl and Maddi Lind help bag leaves that they freshly raked up from the yard.
Thu
26
Oct

Books, books and more books


fifth grader Cameron Wagner takes a peek at a book he is interested in buying.

Maple Lake Elementary held its annual Scholastic Book Fair from Wednesday, Oct. 11, to Wednesday, Oct .18. Funds raised will help purchase books for the Media Center/Library. Families, faculty and the community were invited to attend the event that took place at the school. Above: Heather Ronnenberg and her 19-month-old daughter, Harper, look at board books, Wednesday, Oct. 18. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

Emmett, left, and Reese Navarro find a quiet place under a table to read a book while their mom and siblings continue to shop.
Wed
18
Oct

1st, 2nd and 5th graders learn about nature


students from St. Timothy Catholic School in Maple Lake had the chance to learn about nature recently during a field trip to Ney Park. These fifth graders took part in an event that attracted several different schools to the nearby park. They looked at numerous curiosities such as antlers, animal skulls and variations of mushrooms and plants.

students from St. Timothy Catholic School in Maple Lake had the chance to learn about nature recently during a field trip to Ney Park. These fifth graders took part in an event that attracted several different schools to the nearby park. They looked at numerous curiosities such as antlers, animal skulls and variations of mushrooms and plants.
Wed
04
Oct

Wright County 4-H’ers have stellar year at State Horse Show


JuliAnna Hageman and her horse performed well at the State Horse Show recently. Also competing from Maple Lake was Mason Paumen (not pictured). (Photo submitted)

Wright County 4-H had an excellent showing at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show held September 14-18. A total of 683 4-H youth from across the state gathered at the Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul to compete in Horse Showmanship, Games, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Western Heritage and more. The 4-H’ers wishing to participate without their horses could compete in knowledge-based competitions such as: Hippology, Judging Contests, Horseless Horse, Horse Related, and Speech and Demonstration contests. Wright County participants included: Faren Bebeau, Buffalo; Maddy Bremel, Rockford; Rachel Czanstkowski, Buffalo; Ethan Fagen, Big Lake; Kaylin Gruber, Buffalo; JuliAnna Hageman, Maple Lake; Paige Holm, St. Michael; Karlee Kottke, Monticello; Sydney Larson, Monticello; Amanda Lundgren, Mayer; Haley Maro, Monticello; Mason Paumen, Maple Lake; Fallon Ryan, Delano; Kallie Sylvester, Clearwater, Sarah Sypnieski, Monticello.

Wed
04
Oct

It’s 4-H week


Sam Neutz lines up his shot. He finished 13th in the Archery Senior Class B category with a score of 112 points at the state shooting sports and wildlife invitational in September.

More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week Saturday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 9.
During this annual event, 4-H programs across the country will showcase opportunities that 4-H offers young people, and highlight their work to make a positive impact on the community. In Wright County, 4-H clubs have been busy.
The MN 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational was held in Alexandria on September 8-10. Over 900 youth from across Minnesota participated in events such as: BB gun, Standard Air Rifle, 3 Position Air Rifle, Air Pistol, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloading, Trap, Silhouette, Wildlife Calling, Skillathon and Conservation/Wildlife Displays throughout the weekend. Youth had the opportunity to showcase their skills that have been learned throughout the past year, as they spent 15 or more hours working with a trained instructor in their discipline of interest.

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