At its most recent meeting, Monday, September 11, the Maple Lake School Board heard details regarding a request by the Maple Lake Lions to erect a sign on school grounds listing Irish teams having earned berths in state tournaments.
Representing the Lions, Scott Fobbe explained that local resident Mary Scheiber had inspired his organization to fund a project recognizing local students’ accomplishments in extracurricular activities, including sports, academics and the arts, at the state level. As the state allows only one sign on Highways 55 or 8 and does not allow additions, Fobbe said he was present to seek the board’s approval of a tripod-supported 4×8-foot folded placard, visible from the east and west, to be placed on school property facing Highway 55. He shared preliminary designs by Maple Lake Lumber, which allow space for 10 to a dozen lines per side, with each side to mirror the other. Discretion as to parameters for inclusion, he said, would be left entirely to the school board. And while the Lions had yet to take an official vote on the project’s funding, Fobbe said general consensus was positive and that no further steps would be taken prior to receiving school board approval.
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