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The Maple Lake


Volume 119, Number 24 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com $1

County board recognizes employees


by John Holler Correspondent

Getting the party started

While the county commissioners, county attorney and sheriff are the names and faces most people associate with Wright County, there are hundreds of other employees who complete the day-to-day operations of running the county. At the March 4 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board held its annual Employee Awards Recognition Ceremony. The annual ceremony gives the county board an opportunity to honor their employees for achievement and years of service. The 2013 individual achievement award was presented to Assistant County Attorney Terry Frazier. The board also paid tribute to more than 100 employees who have reached five-year increments of service to county residents. There were 47 employees who hit the five-year anniversary mark, 17 at 10 years, 20 at 15 years, 14 at 20 years, nine at 25 years and three each at 30 and 35 years of service Sheri Jorgenson (Human Services), Craig Schultz (Planning & Zoning) and Bill Swing (Information Technology) at the 30-year level and Barb Gabrelcik (Recorder), Bruce Leinonen (Highway) and August Riebel (Parks) at the 35-year milestone. In addition to county mugs honoring their years of service imprinted on them, the employees were given department store gift cards as a way of saying thanks a small token for the hard work the employees perform in their respective departments. Its a chance for all of us to say thank you to the employees who do the work that keeps the county running, Commissioner Pat Sawatzke said. They have committed themselves to public service and dont often get the recognition that they deserve for the vital roles they serve in county government.

Bernie and Shawna Williamson, with their children Jack, Lily and Emma, are looking to adopt. (Photo submitted)

by Gabe Licht Editor

County board
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Inside . . .

A record crowd filled the Maple Lake American Legion Club on Saturday night to kick-start the St. Patricks Day celebration and support all the events sponsored by the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce throughout the year. Self-described boomerangs Tricia Manuel and Deb Geyen emceed the inaugural Irish Pre-Party and set the lighthearted mood early. Little did I know when I was crowned princess of Maple Lake 37 years ago that wed be coming back and putting on this celebration, Manuel said, referencing the first St. Patricks Day Festival in Maple Lake and the coinciding coronation. According to the two, you might be from Maple Lake if you said a curse word and your parents knew within an hour, when you were exercising 20 cars pulled over to ask if you needed help and you know all the vets in the Memorial Day parade and stand and take off your hat for them, among other qualifications. The Irish Washerwomen kept everyone laughing as they danced with Grand Marshal Greg Thomes, Chamber President Mark Redemske and Chamber Member of the Year Scott Chantland. After dinner, provided by HH Catering, comic ventriloquist David Malmberg took the stage as the featured entertainment of the night. He introduced the crowd to grouchy farmer Leonard Cribble, clueless Lars Gunderson and Simon Spencer. Each took turns cracking jokes, many at the expense of a few spectators. Other spectators were rewarded, as the winners of the silent auction and raffles were announced and two other fundraisers concluded. The winning half-cards were drawn in the split-the-pot card game and three individuals split the $200 winnings of heads or tails when all three opted to choose heads incorrectly to end the game.

Williamsons reaching out to expand family


by Gabe Licht Editor

(Top) Irish Washerwoman Tom Westman dances with Grand Marshal Greg Thomes. (Above) Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce President Mark Redemske presents Scott Chantland with the 2014 Member of the Year plaque. (Below) Redemske presents the 2014 Business of the Year plaque to Tricia Manuel of The Costume Shoppe. (Bottom) Ventriloquist David Malmberg introduces Leonard Cribble to the crowd. (Photos by Gabe Licht)

Irish Pre-Party
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Reading Fun Night: page 11

The what, when and where of St. Pats


Whats happening when and where during Maple Lakes 37th annual St. Patricks Day Festival? Heres the run-down. More than 35 craft vendors will fill the Maple Lake Elementary gymnasium for the Annual Craft Sale. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact coordinator Betty Gordon at 320-963-5351 for more information. Registration for the Irish Scamper will also begin at 9 a.m. in the Maple Lake High School commons. The 5K run is hosted by the Maple Lake Irish track and field team. It will begin at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Birch Avenue and Division Street in downtown Maple Lake. An awards ceremony is set for shortly after the race in the high school commons. More information, including registration forms, can be found at www.raceberryjam.com/scamper. Registration forms may also be picked up at the Maple Lake High School office. The Grande Day Parade will feature more than 110 entries. It is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. near the community park on Division Street. Lineup will begin at 12:30 p.m. Contact Deb Geyen at 320-980-3144 or Irene Hudek at 320-963-6555 or 612-2708586. Three new Maple Lake Ambassadors will be crowned during the coronation. It is slated to begin after the parade at about 4 p.m. in the Maple Lake High School gymnasium. Admission for the coronation is $5, with children 5 and younger free. Parade awards will also be presented during the program. For more information about this years candidates, see pages 6 and 7. The Maple Lake Lions Club will serve Mulligan Stew and other refreshments from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Club. Beginning at 5 p.m., the Maple Lake Fire Department will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs at the American Legion Club. In addition, other civic organizations, restaurants and businesses will be offering St. Patricks Day specials throughout the day.

Sports: page 12

Coming up
*St. Patricks Day Festival is Saturday *An evening with John Barrymore is Monday *Lonely Pines Concert is March 21

Bernie and Shawna Williamson are looking to grow their family through adoption and are reaching out to anyone and everyone with connections who may help make that happen. Were trying to get people out there talking to other people about it and, hopefully, that will lead to something good, Bernie said. Bernie is a Wright County Sheriffs deputy and Shawna operates an in-home child care business in their Annandale home. They have three children: Jack, Lily and Emma. We are unique because we have kids, Shawna said. A lot of adoptive families dont have kids. Bernie and Shawna started the adoption process about two years ago. A year ago, they were added to a profile book of prospective adoptive families, which is available at multiple locations throughout the state. They are working with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota adoption and pregnancy counselor Dianne Delaney. She encourages families in the Williamsons position to do research and educate themselves about the many kinds of adoption available, as well as looking into different adoption agencies. This will empower them to make well-informed decisions regarding what type of adoption and what agency will be the best fit for their family, Delaney said. A big portion of the process has been working through paperwork. The most difficult process has been coming up with a profile, Shawna said. We have to put our whole lives into words. Those words are being shared with prospective birth parents through fliers and social media sites throughout Minnesota and beyond, as the Williamsons have chosen outreach to connect with their future family addition. Through adoption outreach, families take a more active role to inform others about their interest in adoption by using their personal networks, social media and other resources, according to information from Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. More than 50 percent of adoptive parents find families on their own through outreach, Bernie said. Early on, the couple received a mixed reaction to the news that they were looking to adopt. Family and friends were shocked at first and asked, Arent you too old? Shawna said. They dont oppose it but dont understand, Bernie added. Their generation had kids young and now they have as much responsibility as they want. Its a different mindset. Since then, weve gotten a lot of support from our friends and from our church, St. Timothys.

Bernie has also received a warm reception when spreading the word about their adoption outreach efforts. When I hand out fliers, I have a lot of people tell me theyre adopted or chose adoption for their child, he said. Everyone has an admirable opinion about people putting themselves out there because its needed. It can also be expensive, with the base cost ranging between $20,000 and $30,000. Its pretty significant and its not a guarantee, Bernie said. Most of that is spent before you know if youll get matched. That length of time is different for everyone, with some families waiting six months for a match and others waiting two years or longer. Waiting has been a mixed bag for the Williamsons. I think about it all the time, Shawna said. We had a possible interview last April, but it didnt work out. We decided against it and it was tough. There are a lot of ups and downs. We are hopeful and pray a lot. In addition, their youngest child, Emma, prays about becoming a big sister every night. All the Williamson kids are aware of the efforts to expand their family. The kids have known the whole time, Shawna said. Ive always had daycare kids, so theyre used to having kids around and the idea of adding to the family. We dont talk about it with them all the time because we dont want them to worry about it but once in a while theyll ask. Jack has expressed his preference for a younger brother. Jack wants a boy to even the odds but said, Once hes old enough to play catch, Ill be 20, Bernie said. While Bernie and Shawna are not sure if they will adopt a boy or girl, they do know theyd like to have an open adoption. What wed usually do is get together with the birth mother and shed say if she wants an open adoption or not, Shawna said. According to Delaney, 95 percent of adoptions are open. This ongoing connection usually involves in-person visits of varying frequency and also indirect contact as agreed upon, such as phone calls, texts, email exchanges, access to photo sites such as Shutterfly and even being friends on Facebook, Delaney said. It all depends upon what the birth and adoptive families are comfortable with. Parents who are considering adoption can contact Delaney at 320-251-7700 or Dianne.Delaney@lssmn.org, Bernie at 612562-5213 or Shawna at 612-594-1992. Interested individuals can also visit the familys Facebook page at www.facebook.com/williamson.familyadoption for more information.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 2 March 12, 2014

Viewpoint
Grath. I bought a non-stick pan and cant get the label off. Id like some nails, Mick requested of the travelling tinker. How long would you like them? asked the man. Forever, if thats all right with you, said Mick. I was going to give him a nasty look but he already had one! The walls in my flat, says Murphy, are so thin, that every time I ask my wife a question, I get three different answers One of Maple Lakes handymen, Charlie Jencks, left the marks of his many talents in Maple Lake in gardens, backyard brickwork, landscaping, etc. during his lifetime. He walked to most of his jobs and Im not sure if he had a car or was even Irish, but he had a ready wit. When asked if he wanted a ride when he was walking along the old road to Buffalo, he responded, No, Im in a hurry! So get out your Irish green and plan to have a great day in Maple Lake Saturday. * * * A couple of trips to Lake Constance during the past week didnt put any fish in the frying pan, but it wasnt all bad. George Palmer and I tried some morning fishing there the middle of the week, but we had a rough time getting a bite. There were several other anglers who werent doing any better and we called it a day and retreated to Madigans for a sandwich. There were quite a few trails plowed on the lake which made moving around easy, but it didnt seem to matter where we punched a couple of holes. There were fish on the Vexilar screen, but they werent in the feeding mood. I went back out there Saturday and tried different depths and found 20 feet the most productive. Even then it was slow going and I hung it up with one nice crappie and four keeper sunfish which I pawned off on another angler. Either myself and about 20 other anglers werent in a productive area or none of us knew much about winter angling! For me, it could well have been the latter. Theres been a lot of talk about Pelican Lake freezing out and whats in the future for that lake. Its a lake that has been popular with many anglers in recent years because it produced limits of crappies, sunfish and northerns more or less at random. The DNR has plans to return it to its duck pond status, which is what it was when I moved to Maple Lake back in the mid-sixties. Whether right or wrong, the DNR isnt going to please everyone. Pelican isnt the only lake that is on the DNRs liberalized fishing list and I figure that Mother Nature has a reason why it happens to shallow lakes in Minnesota.

Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
It looks like weather is headed in the right direction for Maple Lakes St. Patricks Day Festival, March 15. Promises of weather in the near 40degree mark wont set any heat records for the festival, but that would make it more comfortable for the spectators and participants in the parade. One of the Irish Washer Women I visited with at the waffle breakfast Sunday figured they would be able to use water in their buckets and mops as well as in the bubble machine without worrying about it freezing while on the parade route. So things are looking up after one of the colder winters on record and Im sure the festival will attract thousands of people who will be primed for a good time Saturday at the various events after being cooped up since New Years. Ive always appreciated one-liner Irish jokes that some of Maple Lakes Irish citizens were good at telling. The late Bob Hannon could reel them off rapidly with a bit of Irish brogue thrown in. This is a sampling of what Im referring to. Theyre not Hannons, but still good for a laugh. The Doctor was puzzled, Im very sorry, Mr. OFlaherty, but I cant diagnose your trouble. I think it must be drink. Dont worry about it, Dr. Cullen, Ill come back when youre sober. The Irish attempt at scaling Mount Everest was a valiant effort, but it failed: They ran out of scaffolding. Where were you going when I saw you coming back? Whats wrong with Murphy? asked Father Green. I dont know, Father. Yesterday he swallowed a spoon and he hasnt stirred since, said Mrs. Murphy. How far is it to the next village? asked the American tourist. Its about seven miles, guessed the farmer. But its only five if you run! Im the unluckiest person in the whole world, moaned Betty Mc-

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Letters
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The Retiree
by Jerry Hoem guest columnist
This article will explain my background, if anyone cares. Using a little imagination, and dim memories of conversations heard when I was 4 or 5, it's possible to reconstruct the past. This isn't all unadulterated fact, but there ain't a lot in the world you can rely on. Every story about families includes ancestors being royalty. Whenever someone 'channels' into the past, they were related to royalty. Nobody ever finds a starving potato farmer in Ireland, or a victim of the Crusades. It's always Cleopatra, or King Richard III, or someone similar. So it is with me. Uncle Vern told me about royalty in the family. Actually, not directly. I overheard it one night on vacation when I was about 7, when he and Aunt Alice joined us at a cottage on Pleasant Lake. Vern got a little tanked on boilermakers, and I overheard his soliloquy. It was mentioned at other times, too, when memories were enhanced by the grape. I don't think that would change the facts, do you? Anyway, from what I can piece together from notes on old photos, funeral bulletins, family Bibles and my own youthful recollections overheard while I was supposed to be sleeping, here's my royal connection. Not even Vern knew this. This took place long ago, about 1631, after Denmarks withdrawal from the Thirty Years' War (1629, as you know). France found out that Sweden had just ended its war with Poland, and with spears and arrows left over, needed another fight. Gustavus Adolphus hadn't gone into the college business yet, so he headed for Pomerania, wherever that is. Winters were terribly dank and cold there, and even kings got lonesome. Not to forgive him, but a milkmaid appeared especially comely one cold night, and the resulting child was one of our ancestors. Gus, as we knew him, had a problem at Lutzen in 1632 and although the Swedes defeated Wallenstein, Gustav Adolf (his non-collegiate name) was killed, bringing a close to a sordid, improvable chapter in our ancestry. Tough luck. You'll have to take my word for it. Earlier, another ancestor, Jumpin Jiminy Swedenborg Yumpin' Yiminy in Swedish claimed responsibility for Tacitus first-century visit to the homeland. Ancient records show his invitation translated as, Hey, Benny, come on up. We'll go ice fiskin or sumpn. Be dang sure to bring along bunny boots and a good pair

of choppers. Tacitus was known as Benny to his friends. Benny was studying Germanic tribes, across the Baltic Sea, called Fred's Sea because he was the guy with the boat, and Benny figured, I'm wet and cold anyway; how much worse can it be up there? He caught Fred's boat for Stockholm, which didn't exist until 1100 years later, but Jiminy had a P.O. box up there. He had to call the place something, and the name stuck. Id like to detail the connections to Norwegian royalty, too, dating to the Kalmar Union in 1397. But no such thing happened. seven schools in Minnesota are 2013 National Blue Ribbon winners, yet the host district for all three of these elementary schools comprise at least part of House District 29A. In all, 286 schools nationwide received this award. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to recognize public and private elementary, middle,

Independence happened in 1905, when my ancestors were on a boat for America. No use hanging around unemployed, waiting for your buns to freeze. Scandinavian geography and climate lead one to understand the move to Minnesota. Cold, cloudy, with podzolic soils (look it up). An equivalent move now would be from Duluth to Bermuda. Norway sounds like International Falls with mountains and rain. Whod want to stay where they call the sea Skaggerak? Don't feel bad about not bowing or curtsying to me. Stoic Scandinavians can take it. and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students academic achievement. Here's a link to more. Congratulations again to people at all three schools. Students, parents and school staff all deserve credit for this impressive work.

Distracted Driving Safe Communities of Wright County was one of the first organizations in Minnesota to conduct a public awareness campaign about the most common contributing factor to crashes which is distracted driving. When considering the number one cause of death among young people is vehicle crashes, the need to raise awareness on distracted driving was paramount. Distracted driving includes talking with passengers, eating and drinking, cell phones, electronic devices, navigational systems, putting on make-up, texting, listening to music, reading maps and other materials, adjusting the radio/CD player or even daydreaming. For years traffic experts listed speed, seat belts and alcohol as the three leading causes for crashes, injuries and fatalities on our roadways. Distracted or inattentive driving is now a major factor in crashes and accounts for 25% of all crashes annually. We encourage parents to share this article with their driving children. My parents always stressed defensive driving and you cant drive defensively if youre distracted. You need to be aware of what is happening on the road and anticipate whether you will need to take corrective action. Distracted drivers fail to recognize potential hazards on the road and react more slowly to traffic conditions, decreasing their margin of safety. If youre distracted, how do you make a life-changing, split-second decision? Distracted driving was a factor when the state decided to go with a provisional drivers license for those between 16 and 18 years of age. This license comes with restrictions that do not apply to a full drivers license. For example, you may not use or talk on a cell phone while driving and this includes using a hands-free cell phone device. Also, for the first six months only one passenger under the age of 20 is permitted, unless accompanied by a parent. During the second six months no more than three passengers under the age of 20 is permitted. The logic behind these restrictions was simple the more people in the car the easier it is to be distracted. Moreover, teen drivers are more impulsive and pay less attention on the road. The use of a cell phone while driving quadruples your chances of being in a crash. Some studies suggest this type of distraction re-

duces your ability to see objects in front of you by 50% and slows your reaction time by as much as 35%. Also, dont be fooled by thinking hands-free calling is any safer. It is the conversation, not the technology that is the most distracting. When talking on a phone you use the same brain activity that is used to navigate a car on the road. When youre paying attention to sound and conversation, instead of the road, that part of the brain that helps you see is decreased. It doesnt matter how many hands are on the wheel if youre not paying attention to the road. It is illegal in Minnesota to use a cell phone or wireless computer device for text messaging, e-mailing or accessing the Internet even if stopped in traffic. It is even illegal to read electronic messages. It is a primary violation which means law enforcement can stop and issue a ticket solely on the basis of observing someone texting. Texting is a factor in hundreds of thousands of vehicle crashes a year. Tasks that take your eyes off the road pose the biggest risk for crashes. The average text is 3.5 seconds. At 55 mph your car travels 88 feet in one second. Think about it. The average text has your eyes off the road for the length of a football field. That is scary. The risks of texting include: drifting off the road or into oncoming traffic, missing traffic signals, rear-ending other drivers and hitting bikers or pedestrians. Texting while driving is just not worth it. Let loved ones or friends know ahead of time that you wont text while you drive. Multi-tasking is alright for the home or office but should not take place in a car while driving. Youre responsible for your safety, those in your car and you owe a duty of care to those upon the roadway. Youre the captain of the ship. It is a huge responsibility. We want you to arrive safely. Give the task of driving your undivided attention. Safe Communities of Wright Countys mission is to reduce traffic crashes in the Wright County area in order to minimize injuries and fatalities. Stay safe. Be smart. Put the odds back in your favor. Give driving your full attention and buckle-up. Tom Kelly, Wright County Attorney Board Member, Safe Communities of Wright County

Local schools win big award; a closer look at state surplus by Rep. Joe McDonald
Greetings, Congratulations to elementary schools in Annandale, Delano and Winsted for recently receiving national recognition, highlighting their significant improvements made in student achievement. This is quite remarkable. Only
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News from the Capitol


by Sen. Bruce Anderson
The second week of session was a busy week. The Finance Committee, of which I am a member, anticipated hearing HF 826, the so-called Bullying Bill. This bill was unexpectedly removed from the Finance Committee the night before it was to be presented and now sits in the Education Committee, of which I am not a member. This legislation has many reasons for concern. The intent is good, but this law will be harmful. Nobody likes bullying. It's important to make sure that all children feel safe in our schools. However, every school in Minnesota has an anti-bullying policy created by local officials; it's already required by state law. Locally elected school boards, not state officials, should be trusted to create policies that fit their communities. Republicans have been meeting with school districts all over the state, and nobody is asking for this law. The School Board Association does not approve of the current bill.

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To the Editor, Do you recall what you paid per gallon the last time you filled up? As most Minnesotans have been to the gas pump lately, they probably have noticed a price fluctuation each time they fill up. Price swings of 5 to 20 cents have not been uncommon. At least when the gas goes up more dollars are captured for rebuilding roads and bridges right? Wrong. Unfortunately, no matter what the price of gas or diesel, no additional money goes into the Highway Fund (which has a primary revenue source of a per-gallon fuel tax). The last time a stable increase in highway funding occurred was in 2008. The current buying power of the Highway Fund has diminished. Vehicles are getting more fuel efficient and folks are driving less; both of which do not fit into the equation of raising revenue to fix our aging transportation infrastructure. The need for additional investment into transportation is more evident than ever. MnDOT has stated that their revenues are not keeping up with demand and their 20-year plan shows a huge funding gap. If you dont believe this, get out and drive your local trunk highway; I bet it is in need of reconstruction or substantial rehabilitation. If it has had recent work, the odds are it was a shortterm Band-Aid and not the sound long-term fix it should have had if the funding allowed. There is a

similar bleak picture on the county side. Talk to your local county engineer and ask him or her how much the price of road construction or maintenance materials have gone up. You will hear a common theme for each of them we are not able to build or maintain what we used to given our current budget. The need is there, commerce is demanding more 10-ton routes to get their goods to market, businesses want access to four-lane highways to be competitive, commuters are sick of sitting on freeway parking lots, and the list goes on. The opportunity is at hand this year to help our Minnesota transportation system. A new funding package that will add muchneeded revenue to the wilting highway fund is being considered at the legislature. A major component of this package is a sales tax on wholesale fuel, which would tie the tax revenue to the average annual wholesale price of fuel. This method of funding transportation makes sense because it allows the Highway Fund to fluctuate with the price of fuel, rather than being flat like the current gas tax. We understand that no one wants to pay additional taxes, but we also know people are sick of potholes; narrow, unforgiving roads; and sitting in congestion; all of which comes at a cost to the road users.

Letter to the editor

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MARCH 10 REPORT OF THE WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF


On March 4, Eli James Howry, 38, of Otsego, was arrested in Otsego on the charge of violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. On March 4, Tod Kenneth Bocken, 42, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of 3rd degree DWI. On March 5, Jamie Royce Soland, 33, of Rockford, was arrested in Buffalo on an apprehension and detention order from the MN Department of Corrections. On March 5, Jessica Marie Anderson, 23, of Buffalo, was charged with gross misdemeanor violation of a harassment restraining order. On March 5, Joy Kristin Krautkremer, 36, of Clearwater, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of fifth-degree controlled substance violation. On March 5, John Bradley Nelson, 50, of Howard Lake, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation. On March 5, Travis Paul Christopher Padgett, 26, of Monticello, was arrested in Buffalo on an apprehension and detention order from Wright County. On March 5, Jason Lee Loch, 38, of Clearwater, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of second-degree controlled substance sale. On March 6, Arthur Ryan Roberts, 28, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Minnesota Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation. On March 6, Andrew Joseph Rohwer, 30, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for third-degree controlled substance violation. On March 6, Dustin John Schlagel, 31, of Delano, was arrested in Cokato on a Pope County warrant for violation of an order for protection. On March 7, Amanda Marie Reinke, 25, of Maple Lake, was arrested in Benton County on Wright County warrants for third-degree controlled substance violation and fifth-degree controlled substance violation. On March 7, Patrick William Drum, 23, of Howard Lake, was arrested in Middleville Township on the charge of first-degree robbery. On March 7, Joseph MacArthur Rivard, 23, of Monticello, was charged with felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. On March 7, Keith Alan Baker, 40, of Rockford, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety and a Hennepin County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation. On March 7, Sara Jo Ann Gehrke, 20, of Buffalo, was arrested in Cokato on the charge of first-degree aggravated robbery. On March 7, Douglas Roger Johnson, 46, of Howard Lake, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. On March 8, Jennifer Marie Koch, 22, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the charges of disorderly conduct and fifth-degree assault. On March 8, Joshua Thomas Bitzer, 25, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on Wright County warrants for violation of a domestic abuse no contact order and domestic assault. On March 9, Terrence Markece Ivory, 23, of Otsego, was arrested in Otsego on the charge of domestic assault. On March 9, Mark James Blomquist, 43, of Otsego, was arrested in Otsego on the charge of domestic assault. On March 9, Sean Michael Sullivan, 28, of Montrose, was arrested in Montrose on the charges of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation. On March 9, Nicholas James Carr, 26, of Montrose, was arrested in Montrose on the charge of domestic assault. On March 10, Russell Wesley Hanson, 18, no permanent address, was arrested in Montrose on Wright County warrants for thirddegree controlled substance violation and receiving stolen property. On March 10, Veronica Lee Rikimoto, 29, of St. Michael, was arrested in St. Michael on a Mille Lacs County warrant for probation violation. There were 57 property-damage accidents, six personal-injury accidents, one hit-and-run accident and four car-deer accidents. There were three arrests for DWI, no underage consumption arrests, no school bus stop arm violations and 58 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.

Cub Scouts host Pinewood Derby

Letter to the editor


continued from page 2 Rather than turning to local property taxes to help fix substandard roads like more and more counties and cities are doing; wouldnt it make sense to have a new dedicated stream of funding such as this go into the highway fund? For less than $2 per week, or the cost of your favorite beverage, we can all have safer, improved roads. Thats a lot cheaper than the cost of a front-end alignment or new tires. Please contact your local legislator: tell them its time to stop kicking the can down the road and make some sound investments in our transportation infrastructure. Our future generations are counting on it. Sincerely, John Brunkhorst Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA) President

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Maple Lake Cub Scouts competed in their annual Pinewood Derby races at the Maple Lake American Legion Club. More than 25 scouts participated, with Matthew Pribyl, Jaxon Zuelke and Matthew Aasen finishing in the top three. (Photos submitted by Amee Pribyl)

County board
continued from page 1 In other business, the board: Received an update from Parks Administrator Marc Mattice concerning a pilot project running through his department for the countys integration into accepting credit cards online. Prior to this year, making reservations for spaces at county campground sites for the coming season had to be done by phone. With only two staff members manning the phones during the initial reservation period, it was often a chaotic scene, especially for those looking to book reservations for the high-use holiday weekends. The Parks Department was the first county department to attempt online payment. The campground reservation program went live online at 8 a.m. Monday, March 3. By 1 p.m. that same day, the county had accepted 528 transactions using the new system, bringing in approximately $40,000 in revenue. Set a special committee of the whole meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The purpose of the meeting is to invite all county mayors and city council members to the county board room to discuss the current status of the River Rider program. As things currently stand, the longstanding program, which provides inexpensive transportation for those without vehicles, will end June 30. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has told the county that it was absorbed into an existing program based in Litchfield, but the commissioners want to gauge the level of interest, usage and concerns from city officials to see if pursuing the option of trying to run the program on their own is viable. Presented a retirement plaque to Sheriffs Reserve Deputy Keith Schuft after 35 years of volunteering with the sheriffs department. He joined the department in 1979 and was hired by longtime Sheriff Darrell Wolff among the first of the reserve officers when Wolff initiated the program. Since then, he has donated between 800 and 1,000 hours a year to the citizens of Wright County at various events, many of which take place on weekends when most are enjoying what precious free time they have. Sheriff Joe Hagerty said Schuft exemplifies the qualities his department looks for in reserve officers. Scheduled a Budget Committee of the Whole meeting at the request of Commissioner Charlie Borrell. During the first budget process for four of the current commissioners last summer, Borrell noticed that the county makes donations to support specific groups and organizations. He asked for the list of these various donations to be discussed at the committee level. The meeting was scheduled for immediately following the April 15 board meeting. Was introduced to Sue Vergin, who began work as the assistant county coordinator March 3. Authorized board attendance at the State of the Cities event, a cooperative event scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Delano City Hall. The meeting will include presentations from the cities of Albertville, Buffalo, Delano, Montrose, Otsego and St. Michael.

Bruce Anderson
continued from page 2 This bill overrides local control and discretion to deal with local problems, and will tie the hands of administrators and teachers with red-tape and lawyers. The cost to local school districts will be phenomenal. It is an unfunded mandate of $20 to $40 million per year statewide. Language in the bill prohibits parental notification of students who have been bullied or who have been classified as a bully and this becomes part of the student transcript, which follows them to the college admissions office. Keeping parents out of this equation sets a bad precedent. Minnesota doesn't need a onesize-fits-all solution to bullying. Solutions should be created with input from local communities. Keep in Touch I believe strongly in constituent services so please contact me with questions or comments or if you need any assistance on a state government issue. Senator Bruce Anderson 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 651-296-5981 http://www.senate.mn/senatorandersonemail

MARCH 7 REPORT OF THE WRIGHT COUNTY ATTORNEY


Bartell, Anthony Joseph, 32, of Albertville, sentenced March 4 for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender to 365 days jail. Sentenced for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree DWI to 365 days jail, concurrent. Sentenced by Judge Davis. Brown, Benjamin Howard, 26, of Howard Lake, sentenced March 3 for Probation Violations for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fifth Degree to 365 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Davis. Chadwick, Cory Allen, 23, of Delano, sentenced Feb. 27 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree Refusal to Submit to Testing to 365 days jail, $400 fine; 355 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 10 days jail, pay $400 fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public defender copayment, undergo chemical dependency treatment and follow all recommendations, attend Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers, have no use or possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to random testing, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Driscoll, Troy Timothy, 36, of Maple Lake, sentenced March 4 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $300 fine; 361 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 4 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, attend Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Strand. Engstrom, Nicholas Charles, 26, of Hanover, sentenced March 6 for Probation Violations for Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree to 90 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Strand. Erickson, Christopher Aaron, 32, of Cokato, sentenced Feb. 27 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 23 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Fragosa, Vickii Katherine, 42, of Monticello, sentenced March 6 for Misdemeanor Theft to 90 days jail; 90 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve 10 days sentence to service, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Davis. Freeberg, Roger Lloyd, 74, of Buffalo, sentenced Feb. 24 for Felony Assault in the Second Degree to a stay of execution for seven years on conditions of probation, serve 365 days jail, pay $1,000 fine plus surcharges, undergo chemical dependency treatment and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to random testing, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, provide DNA sample, obtain permission before leaving the state, undergo counseling and follow all recommendations, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. House, Daniel Curtis, 22, of Buffalo, sentenced March 3 for Probation Violations for Felony Financial Transaction Card Fraud to 30 hours community service. Sentenced by Judge Davis. Johnson, Mark Daniel, 62, of Monticello, sentenced March 5 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail; 365 days stayed for three years on conditions of probation, have no use or possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to random testing, attend Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers, serve 30 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Strand. Ogren, Dylan James, 20, of Hanover, sentenced March 7 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Aid and abet Receiving Stolen Property to 365 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Davis. Peterson, Nathaniel Kenneth, 22, of Monticello, sentenced March 5 for Gross Misdemeanor Purchasing Liquor for a Minor to 365 days jail, $300 fine; 355 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 10 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, pay restitution, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Strand. Schmidt, Logan Lee, 26, of Monticello, sentenced March 5 for Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct to 90 days jail, $100 fine; 90 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, pay $100 fine plus surcharges, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Davis. Tyson, Clement Roger, Jr., 54, of Montrose, sentenced March 4 for Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree to a stay of execution for five years on conditions of probation, serve 90 days jail, pay $75 public defender co-payment, pay $10 law library fee, undergo a chemical dependency assessment and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Davis. Ward, Joshua Elliot, 25, of Montrose, sentenced Feb. 25 for Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault to 365 days jail; 275 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 90 days jail, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, attend a support group, undergo chemical dependency treatment and follow all recommendations, provide DNA sample, complete Domestic Abuse Batterer's Intervention Program and follow all recommendations, remain medically compliant, abide by any outstanding order for protection/harassment order/no contact order, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Wiczek, Gene Anthony, 51, of St. Michael, sentenced March 5 for Probation Violations for Felony Violation of No Contact Order to 60 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Strand.

Joe McDonald
continued from page 2 As for news at the Capitol, we recently received a new economic forecast from Minnesota Management & Budget indicating Minnesota will have a $1.2 billion surplus in fiscal years 2014-15. The 2016-17 balance is projected to be a $2.6 billion surplus. There are a couple of ways to look at the new surplus projection. On one hand, $1.2 billion in revenue above projections indicates an improving bottom line. On the other hand, you could say the $2.5 billion in increases to taxes and fees Democrats enacted last year went far beyond what was necessary to pay for their historic spending hike. Either way, it appears our slow economic recovery is continuing. State officials indicate Minnesotas current GDP growth is fifth-best nationally. It is good to see our economy is bouncing back after the Great Recession. Decisions the former legislative majority made got us headed in the right direction and we have outpaced previous revenue projections in each MMB report since 2011. Now, proposals are emerging in the Legislature for how we should appropriate the current surplus funds. Many constituents I talk with still are scrimping to make ends meet. Area business owners including me are operating on lean budgets. A good portion of surplus revenue should be given back to those people in the form of tax cuts. New taxes on equipment repairs, warehousing and telecommunications are damaging and even a number of Democrats are now interested in repealing them. Some of the surplus funds also should go toward padding our state reserves. We have a fiduciary obligation to maintain reserve accounts to help protect us from economic downturns. But the level of reserves has not kept pace with spending increases over the years, meaning the percentage of backup funds has dropped in comparison with the budget total now up to $39 billion. I urge fellow legislators to exhibit caution as we appropriate surplus revenue. Our economy still is fragile and the last thing we should do is see it as free money. It belongs to Minnesota taxpayers who are overtaxed and unlike the state do not have a surplus. We should start by giving back to them. The rest could go to building reserves to help ensure adequate support for constitutional services like education, care for the vulnerable, infrastructural maintenance and public safety. Regards, Joe

Maple Lake Fire Department Report


Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service responded to the following emergencies during the past week: Mar. 10, 1:56 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital ER. Mar. 8, 9:18 p.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital ER. Mar. 8, 7:42 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Allina Ambulance.

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Community
Programs & Events
Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. March 18: Maple Lake City Council, 7 p.m., Maple Lake City Hall. March 18: AA & Gamblers Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. March 18: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United Methodist Church of Annandale, 250 Oak Ave. N; 320-274-3380. March 18: Celebrate Recovery (non-denominational Christianbased recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello Covenant Church; 763295-2112. March 19: Maple Lake V.F.W. 7664 Post & Auxiliary, 7 p.m., at The V by HH. New members always welcome.

Meetings
March 13: Maple Lake Lions, 7 p.m., American Legion Club. March 13: Sons of American Legion, 8 p.m., American Legion Club. March 13: AA & Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. March 15: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. March 17: Social Action Ministry quilting group, 8 a.m., St. Timothys Church basement. March 17: Multiple Sclerosis support group, 12-1:30 p.m., Buffalo United Methodist Church. Cathy, 320-274-8408 or Mary Jo, 612-353-1460. March 17: Al-Anon and Mens 12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo

Square Foot Gardening classes in March

March 12th Puzzle

The Square Foot Gardening class will share his 10 steps with handouts, pictures and opportunities to purchase the latest SFG books and local soil mix. This class is an introduction to Square Foot Gardening, which can be in ground, in a box or containers and that utilizes less water, less space and less work. Visit www.gardeningww <http://www.gardeningww/>.org for more information for this class hosted by SFG certified gardeners, Patrick and Connie Lahr. Please check your local Community Education Bulletin to sign up in your area. All classes begin at 7 p.m. for one hour plus discussion. Classes will be hosted in the following cities on the following dates: March 13; and Delano, March 18.

'Goodbye Winter Hello Spring?' is Thursday


Whatever the weather, the "Goodbye Winter...Hello Spring?" brunch at 9:30 a.m. March 13 at Reichel's Event Center, Annandale, is certain to brighten your day. Tricia Manuel, also known as Pricilla Mooseburger the clown, from Maple Lake Costume Shoppe, will remind us of the fun of being transformed into a clown, a queen, a pioneer or Cinderella. Great music will be presented by The Strand Family; and speaker Elly McDaniel, changed by living in a Third World country, will talk about "What We Take for Granted." Invite friends and make reservations by calling Sheree before 8 p.m. at 320-963-6625, Dawn at 612-723-3905 or email: lilred.schramm@gmail.com. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

And thats the way it was . . .


Three honors were presented at the 2009 Irish Gala: Cathy Elfstrand was awarded Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year, Jeannie Fobbe was named the 2009 St. Patricks Day Grand Marshal, and Theresa Andrus, Vicki Grimmer and Angela Stegeman accepted the award for Business of the Year for the Maple Lake Messenger. ... Four member band, Legacy, was scheduled to perform at the St. Pats Festivities. ... Seven candidates vied for the title of Miss Maple Lake. ... And thats the way it was five years ago this week. Cody Pullins became the fourth Troop 219 Boy Scout to attain the ranking of Eagle Scout. ... Tim Lengyel earned first place for his taxidermy techniques at the Minnesota Deer Classic. ... At Cokato Motors, a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina could be purchased for $16,500. ... And thats the way it was fifteen years ago this week. Margaret Leahy was named Grand Marshal for the 1989 St. Patricks Day Festival. ... Visitors at the Maple Lake Cafe could obtain a rib eye steak dinner for just $4.95. ... At Maple Lake Floral, customers could purchase green carnation boutioneers for St. Pats Day for only $1.95. ... And thats the way it was twenty-five years ago this week. Dale F. Day escaped the Wright County Jail using only a knife and spoon. ... Three dozen medium-sized oranges could be purchased at Andys Red Owl for just $0.99. ... At Daytons Furniture Store in Annandale, a Frigidare mobile dishwasher could be bought for the low price of $139.95. ... And thats the way it was fifty years ago this week.

Heres How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! Answer on Page 12

Media Outlet closing sale ends Saturday


The Media Outlet, located at 64 Birch Ave. S., has been hosting a closing sale since March 1. Saturday, March 15, will be the last day of the sale. A bag sale will start at noon. Clearance items will be $1 per bag and regular price items will be $2 per bag. All proceeds will support the Maple Lake Library.

Saints on Stage performing 'Little Mermaid'

First-time home buyers seminar


Wright County Community Action (WCCA) offers a first-time home buyers seminar (Home Stretch) which will cover a variety of topics related to the home buying process. WCCA will be offering FREE classes in the month of March. March 29 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Albertville City Hall, 5959 Main Ave. NE, Albertville.

Registration open for St. Patricks Day events


The 37th annual Maple Lake St. Patrick's Day Festival will be Saturday, March 15. It will begin with the Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maple Lake Elementary gym. Information may be obtained by calling Betty Gordon at 963-5351 or by visiting the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce website at www.maplelakechamber.com. The Irish Scamper 5K will begin at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Division Street and Birch Avenue, with registration at 9 a.m. at the high school. For more information, visit www.irishscamper5k.com The parade will take place rain, snow or shine at 1:30 p.m. with line-up starting at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Division and Park in downtown Maple Lake. Parade entries are currently being accepted and are due by March 4. Applications may be dropped off at Roger's BP Amoco, mailed to P.O. Box 267 in Maple Lake or emailed to hudek90@gmail.com. Registration forms may be found on the chamber website or at www.ci.maplelake.mn.us. The coronation of the new Maple Lake Ambassadors will take place following the parade, starting at 4 p.m. in the Maple Lake High School gym. Parade awards will also be presented during the program.

St. Francis Xavier School Saints on Stage are performing "Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr." starting Friday. Pictured: Auria Speltz- Sebastion, Emilee Feldman- Ariel, Owen Klaphake- Flounder, Brett Hanson- Scuttle Saints on Stage, the extra-curricular musical theater program of St. Francis Xavier School in Buffalo, is making waves in its fourth year, with a production of Disneys The Little Mermaid Jr, starting at 7 p.m. Friday. The junior version of this fullscale musical production tells the classic tale, enchanting audiences young and old, but in a shorter, simpler way, making it appropriate for SOSs young actors. At last count, we have a record 113 performers in grades one through eight, and another seven middle school students working in backstage roles, volunteer director Connie Rosendahl said. Thats the way our program works, explained volunteer producer and STFX technology teacher Michelle Feldman. Any student who auditions for a part will get one. They all enter on an even playing field and support and assist each other through the rehearsal process. Making a musical happen with the sheer number of students requires the dedication of many adults, as well, and they are all volunteers. Our payment comes from their success and self-confidence. Feldman added, This is how we are able to keep our ticket prices reasonable and our production costs low we dont pay anyone. The goal of Saints on Stage is to expose students to all aspects of performance art. Disneys The Little Mermaid Jr. takes the stage at St. Francis Xavier Education Center in Buffalo at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are on sale through the STFX school office during regular school hours. Tickets will also be available at the door before performances. Saints on Stage is a non-profit, self-funded arm of St. Francis Xavier School. For more information about our program, log on to http://saintsonstage.blogspot.com or like the Saints on Stage Facebook page.

'Strikes for St. Timothy's School' bowling fundraiser is Sunday


All are welcome to join family and friends to raise money for St. Timothy's School from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Maple Lake Bowl. Reserve your lane today. Participants can choose to pay and play for one hour or two hours. All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Timothys School, so come out and enjoy a great Irish afternoon. Be the next family to take home the trophy. Sign-up will be after the weekend masses, at St. Timothys School or by calling 612-242-4984

WOW
Wellness on Wheels

Wright County Public Health offers cholesterol testing in the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van. For WOW van sites, appointments or questions, call Rosemary at 6827717 or toll free, 1-800-362-3667, Ext. 7717. Wellness on Wheels Services include: Adult and Child Immunizations; Health Screening: Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol (by appointment), Pregnancy, Health and Wellness; Child Car Seat Check (by appointment); Information about: Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise, Nutrition, Recommendations for Routine Medical Care, Safety - Individual, Home, Car Seat, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, Child Health, Growth & Development, Reproductive Health & Family Planning, Infectious Diseases, Chronic Illness, Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors, such as Smoking, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Information and Assistance in Accessing Resources.

For appointments or questions, call 763-682-7717, or toll-free at 1800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For immunizations, bring past immunization records to the van, if available. * Van hours Monday through Thursday are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upcoming dates: Monday, March 17: Walmart, Monticello Tuesday, March 18: Clark Station, Montrose Wednesday, March 19: Marketplace, St. Michael Thursday, March 20: Marketplace, Cokato Saturday, March 22: Cub Foods, Buffalo The complete WOW van schedule is available online at: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/department/humanservices/wow Wright County Public Health offers cholesterol testing in the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van. The entire test takes about 30 minutes. We have two different test options. A 12 hour fast is required for a lipid profile including blood sugar screening. The cost is $35. A nonfasting test is also available. This test gives your total cholesterol and HDL. The cost is $25.

An evening with John Barrymore is March 17


Join hosts Dr. Vicki and Mark Johanneck, owners of The Stables at Greenfield Farm; Maple Lake Mayor Lynn Kissock; Minnesota Rep. Joe McDonald; and Minnesota Film and TV Executive Director Lucinda Winters for an evening of dinner, cocktails and conversation about one of Hollywood's most legendary families on Monday, March 17. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails to follow at 8 p.m. (See if you can get him to tell you about the time he helped rob his grandfather's grave.) The event will also feature the trailer for the upcoming film, "Inheritance." Please contact Dr. Vicki Johanneck at 612-245-7104, Bridget Cronin at 786-510-3957, email killingjokepromotions@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/InheritanceMovie for more information.

55+ Driver Improvement Program


The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering 55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following days: March 18 & 19 (8 Hour First Time Course); 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., First National Bank of Elk River, 812 Main St., Elk River March 19 (8 Hour First Time Course); 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., City of Rogers Community Room, 21201 Memorial Dr., Rogers The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; preregistration is required. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-todate research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20.00 and the eight-hour course is $24.00. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-234-1294. Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First-time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10% discount.

Wright-Hennepin Annual Meeting is set for March 20


Wright Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) members are invited to WHs Annual Meeting Thursday, March 20. The event is free to members and will be at WHs headquarters in Rockford, Minn. located at 6800 Electric Drive. Registration for the event will begin at 4 p.m. A free pork chop dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. There will be a variety of informational booths many of which will have prize drawings. Fun activities for all ages are planned, including bingo from 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., crafts conducted by area Girl Scouts for children ages two through 10 and the chance to win a 2006 Chevy extended cab pickup that was recently retired from WHs fleet of vehicles. A short business meeting will follow at 7 p.m. The results of WHs director elections in Districts 2, 5 and 7 will be announced at the end of the business meeting.

Lonely Pines Concert in Maple Lake March 21


The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA) is bringing its annual Lonely Pines Concert Series back to Maple Lake on Friday, March 21st. This year the concert will feature Rebecca Frazier and her band Hit & Run from Nashville. The Minnesota based Minnesota Blue will also perform. The concert will be at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ (400 County Road 37 E) starting at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the Lonely Pines Concert Series appearance by Hit & Run and Minnesota Blue in Maple Lake on March 21st are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show, and $9 for teens (children age 12 and under are free). All seating is general admission. More information and advance tickets are available by phone at 800-635-3037 or online at www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org. The Lonely Pines Concert Series is produced by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association and made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The Maple Lake concert is also supported locally by Andys Auto Service and Morries Buffalo Ford.

60+ and Healthy Clinics


The 60+ and Healthy Clinics, provided by Wright County Public Health, provides foot care for the senior citizens of Wright County. Toenail trimming is offered to meet the needs of those seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. The 60+ and Healthy Clinics will be charging a $15 fee for foot care services. This fee is necessary because the clinics are no longer being funded by grant money. However, if you are unable to pay the fee, you will not be turned away. The clinics are hosted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please ask clinic staff or call WC Public Health at 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates: Tuesday, March 18: Annandale Senior Center, City Hall, 30 Cedar S. East, Annandale Tuesday, March 25: St. Michael Ridge Apartments Community Room, 698 Ridge Drive, St. Michael To see the full schedule, you can visit the website at: www.co.wright.mn.us/forms/humanservices/60%20Plus%20and% 20Healthy%20Schedule.pdf

Senior Dining menu March 17 - 21


Offering a nutritious meal in a warm, caring atmosphere with friendship and fun. Everyone welcome. The Senior Dining Center is located at Maple Manor West, 555 2nd St. W. For more information, call 320-963-5771. MONDAY, March 17 St. Patricks Day--Baked Pork Chop, OBrien Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Peach Slices, Wheat Bread, St. Patricks Day Pudding TUESDAY, March 18 Topsy Turvy Day--Sandwich Beef Roast Hot, Gravy w/Potatoes Mashed, Storrac (Carrots), Cake Down Upside WEDNESDAY, March 19 Specials of the Day THURSDAY, March 20 Turkey Tetrazzini, Harvard Beets, Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit, Cereal Bar FRIDAY, March 21 Egg Salad Sandwich or Taco Salad w/Dinner Roll, Cucumber & Onion Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Apple Crisp

Programs & Events


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Church
HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH 5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple Lake Ph.: 763-463-9447 www.holycrossmaplelake.com Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis Visitors Are Always Welcome! THURS.: 7 p.m., Revelation Bible Study. SAT.: 12:30 p.m., Parade; 5:45 p.m., Feed My Starving Children. SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15 a.m., Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Service. MON.: 1 p.m., First of All Prayer Group, Quilters; Newsletter Deadline. TUES.: 6:30 p.m., Troop #16170. WED.: 2 p.m., Service of Word & Prayer; 7 p.m., Lenten Service. CHURCH OF ST. TIMOTHY 8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake Ph.: 320-963-3726 www.churchofsttimothy.org Pastor: John Meyer Interim School Principal: Dawn Kincs WED.: 9 a.m. & 7 p.m., Lenten Masses. SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions; 4:30 p.m., Mass. SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass. BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake Ph.: 320-963-3118 www.uccml.org bethuccml@gmail.com SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Fellowship; 11 a.m., Confirmation. MON.: 11 a.m.-noon, Second Harvest Heartland Food Distribution. TUES.: 7 p.m., Church Council. WED.: 6:15 p.m., Lenten Supper; 6:30 p.m., NA; 7 p.m., Lenten Service, Choir to Follow. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK (LCMS) 11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L. Ph.: 763-878-2820 Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service; 11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study. SILVER CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH 4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358 3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143, just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957; 605-553-5240 www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.org Pastor: Luke Baehr SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study. ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE CHURCH 10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale Ph.: 320-274-8951 Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson THURS.: 1:30 p.m., Moms in Prayer; 7 p.m., CryOut Practice. FRI.: 7 p.m., Single Sisters. SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11 a.m., Worship w/Communion; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 6 p.m., Gospel Life. MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer; 6:30 p.m., Book Club; 7 p.m., Men's Bible Study. TUES.: 3:30 p.m., Friends of Faith; 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery. WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m., Awana; 7 p.m., Solid Rock. ANNANDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan. Ph.: 320-274-5127 www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc Pastor: Marilee Benson FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous. SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:15 a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday School. TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH 7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale Ph.: 320-963-3592 Pastor: Lynn Machula THURS.: 2 p.m., LWML; 7:30 p.m., Elders; 8 p.m., Church Council. SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service w/Communion; 10:30 a.m., Sunday School & Bible Study. WED.: 4:30 p.m., Bible Study. EAGLES GROVE CHURCH PO Box 1020, Annandale Location: Hwy. 55, next to The Marketplace Ph.: 320-248-6024 Lead Pastor: Jason Pence www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; Energized Music and Quality Children's Programs Provided. MT. HERMON LUTHERAN CHURCH 1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale Ph.: 320-963-3284 Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship. WED.: 7 p.m., Lenten Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH 331 W. Harrison St., Annandale Ph.: 320-274-8827 www.stjohns-annandale.org Pastor: Dave E. Nelson SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10 a.m., Contemporary Worship. BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo Ph.: 763-682-3582 Pastor: Devin Locati SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Church Service. HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH 1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn. Pastor: Rob Jarvis Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannalcms.org SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:30 a.m., Bible Study and Sunday School. TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults Group. WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m., Confirmation Class. BUFFALO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP WED.: Discussion Group Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru May, 7:30 p.m., at Buffalo Community Center, Across the Street from the Post Office at 206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25). For More Information, Call Luke at 763682-4616 or Visit www.buuf.us. Everyone is welcome. BUFFALO EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN (corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd. 113) Ph. 763-682-6846; www.buffalofree.org info@buffalofree.org Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups; 7:30 a.m., AA & Al-Anon. FRI.: 6 a.m., Men's Small Group; 7 p.m., Small Groups. SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, Coffee Fellowship, Children's Church; 11 a.m., Sunday School for All Ages; 6 p.m., Youth Groups; 7 p.m., Small Group. MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible Study; 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon. TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry; 7:30 p.m., Men's Small Group, AA, GA. WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice. BUFFALO COVENANT CHURCH 1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo Ph.: 763-682-1470 www.buffalocov.org Lead Pastor: Max Frazier SAT.: 9:30 a.m., Women's Daniel Bible Study. SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship, Swimming Upstream; 11 a.m., Confirmation Class; 12:45 p.m., Awana Game Team Practice; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out. MON.: 9 a.m., Prayer Group; 1 p.m., Women's Bible Study; 7 p.m., BBIMatthew. TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters; 9 a.m., MOPS; 6 p.m., Grief Share; 6:30 p.m., Divorce Care; 8 p.m., Women's Volleyball. WED.: 9 a.m., Shuffleboard; 5 p.m., Awana Supper; 6 p.m., Awana, Hang Time; 6:30 p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation. THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Worship Team Practice; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal; 8 p.m., Deep Waters. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMC 12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092 www.lutheran-faith.org Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service. CELEBRATION COMMUNITY CHURCH Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch. Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003 Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover; 612978-2766 SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Elementary School Gymnasium. TRI-COUNTY ALLIANCE CHURCH 8464 160th St. N.W. Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750 Interim Pastor: Bob Morton SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.

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Maple syruping demonstrations March 22-23


Lake Maria State Park will present its annual maple-syruping demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23, at the nature center. Tree-tapping techniques will be described, followed by a hike into the woods to identify maple trees, tap a tree and collect the sap. The cooking process and syrup preparation also can be examined. The event is free. However, a vehicle park entry fee is required for those without an annual permit, which are for sale at the park office and apply to all state parks. For more information, call the park office at 763-878-2325 or visit its website at www.mnstateparks.info. Lake Maria is located approximately seven miles northwest of Monticello, 10 miles northeast of Annandale and five miles north of Maple Lake on Wright County Highway 111.

Wright SWCD seeks summer apprentice


Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 37 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota, including the Wright SWCD. Apprentices will spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals to learn hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Responsibilities will vary by site and may include communicating with landowners, providing educational materials, monitoring, inspecting sites, preparing reports and other conservationrelated activities. The Wright SWCD apprentice will be based at the Wright SWCD office in the City of Buffalo. Apprentices will serve as AmeriCorps members and receive a monthly living stipend of $1,210 as well as an education award of $1,468 to use toward qualifying education and student loan expenses. Educational credits may be arranged by the apprentice. The service term runs from May 19 to Aug. 15. Interested candidates should apply online at www.conservationcorps.org/apply by March 21, 2014. The program is funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund and LCCMR.

Firearms safety classes begin March 24


The American Legion Club and the Hasty/Silver Creek Sportsmans Club are sponsoring firearms safety classes at the Legion Club. Dates are March 24, 25 and 31, and April 1, from 6:30-9 p.m. The Field Day will be April 5. Students must be 11 years old when classes begin. Please arrive at 6:15 p.m. on March 24 for registration. Students must attend all classes; no exceptions. Class size is limited; you may pre-register by calling Tom at 763-226-9951.

Skywarn spotter training is March 27


Wright County Emergency Management is offering two National Weather Service Skywarn spotter training at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Room 120 of the Wright County Government Center. Contact Steve Berg at 763-684-2364 with any questions.

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Meet Maple Lakes 2014 ambassador candidates


The coronation of three Maple Lake Ambassadors will take place around 4 p.m. Saturday, following the St. Patricks Day parade, in the Maple Lake High School gym. Candidate photos courtesy of Zahler Photography. Parents: Scott Anderson and Jean Holland Jada volunteered at the Toys for Tots with her friend, Syvonna, and her family. She also volunteered and worked at Annandale Care Center during the summer and school year. She said her favorite class is her Wright Tech nursing class because her teacher, Mrs. Dragsten, is funny and great at teaching the class. I get along with everyone in the class, she said. Another reason why I like it is because when I graduate I want to become a nurse and work in the medical field. Jada loves hanging out with friends and family, shopping with friends, going swimming whenever possible, going camping, four-wheeling and doing crafts. She plans to go to St. Cloud State University and medical school to be an ICU nurse or ultrasound technician. Mrs. Fobbe is Jadas mentor because she is always a great help to me when I need her. She is a great teacher, and a good person to talk to whenever. She is my favorite teacher because when I need her the most she is always there for me. Mrs. Fobbe encourages me to go for the goals I want to meet or different things to try in school. Whenever I see her in the hallways she always has a big smile on her face. She believes that she can make all of her goals that she sets for herself. Her favorite part of the St. Patricks Day Festival is seeing all the different floats in the parade because it is really cool to see how all the floats are decorated or created. It's fun to see all the different costumes people have on, too. Looking to the future, Jada will take Maple Lake with her because, Everyone supports the community. The people in the town come together, like a family, and help each other out. This community is very welcoming to everyone. a gamelike atmosphere for special-needs kids from Maple Lake and the surrounding areas. History is her favorite school subject, especially U.S. history, because I love learning about how the world got to where it is now. Her favorite extracurricular activity is playing soccer during the summer with Buffalo Soccer Club. She also enjoys hunting, fishing, baking, listening to music, reading, playing and watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend Winona State University to pursue a career in physical therapy. Lori considers her math teacher, Mike Hojnacke, as a mentor. Mr. Hojnacke seems to always be at school ready to help anyone who needs help, she said. He comes in early and stays late so kids who have sports practices and other activities after school can still get help. He is really supportive of our sports and music programs also, wishing us luck and congratulating us on our success and many times attending the event. He has been my teacher for advanced algebra, college algebra, trigonometry and special functions and now college calculus and has been a tremendous help in all of them and also helps me when I cant figure out my physics homework. He always is offering advice and a story to go along from his own experiences. He is the nicest man and hes always there to help any of his students. I admire him for how committed he is to his job and how much he genuinely enjoys it. I am really going to miss having him as a teacher next year.

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May you have... a song in your heart, a smile on your lips, and nothing but joy at your fingertips! Good Luck Jada!

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continued from page 6 Her favorite part of St. Patricks Day is the parade. I have marched in the parade with the Maple Lake Marching Band since seventh grade, she said. Also my other favorite part of St. Patricks Day is that its my cousin Sophias birthday and she will be turning 2 this year. Lori believes she has learned a lot from Maple Lake. Living in Maple Lake has taught me how much pride a small community can have, she said. The town itself is so supportive, especially at sporting events and other activities in and around town. I love how my teachers at school genuinely care for every student and want to see them succeed in life. I hope to always find myself in a community like Maple Lake. also volunteers with Irish PATHS in the high school, Post Prom Party fundraising, Band Booster fundraising and is a past volunteer for Partners in Education. Outside of school causes, she has helped with firearm safety field days and is a former Girl Scout camp volunteer. Her favorite class is American government because I like to learn about the history of the American national government as well as learn about the many pressing issues that face our government today. Her hobbies include hunting, being with friends and family, traveling, baking, going to concerts and listening to music. After graduation, she plans to attend St. Cloud State University, but is undecided on her major. She considers Paula Schmidt as a mentor. Paula is very selfless, responsible and positive, Katie said. I admire her because she has taught me to put the needs of others first and has also helped instill in me the importance of volunteering and helping others. Paula has also taught me to always stay positive because there will always be someone who has more needs than you do. She not only has taught me these things but has also showed me these things in everything she does. Her favorite part of the St. Patricks Day Festival is that the event is so big and it gives the surrounding areas the chance to see our community up close and personal. I also like St. Patricks Day because it showcases Maple Lakes heritage. She believes the Maple Lake community has taught her what it means to be there to help others. Whenever someone has been in need in Maple Lake, I have continuously seen multiple people and businesses there to help that person or family out, Katie said. The sense of family and belonging in this community has made a big impact on my life and I hope that I can continue to live that way regardless of where I end up after graduation. said. I admire her for her ability to take control of any situation and always make the best decision. Her favorite part of the St. Patricks Day Festival is the parade because I love seeing all the floats that come from all over Minnesota just for our St. Patricks Day Festival. Looking to the future, Courtney said the sense of community in Maple Lake will inspire her the most. In a small town, everyone knows everyone and I feel like I belong to something big and important, she said. and The Stables at Greenfield Farm Parents: Greg Schlueter and Cynthia Schlueter Heather works for Annandale/Maple Lake Community Education as a youth gymnastics coach. Band is her favorite class. I have a huge passion for music and plan to continue that passion into my college education, she said. Some other hobbies of mine would be gymnastics, hunting and the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. After graduating, Heather plans to attend a four-year school to earn a degree in early childhood education. She considers family friend, Angie Braun, to be a mentor. Angie is someone I can rely on for anything, if I need advice or just someone to talk to she is always there and never judges or takes sides, she said. I admire Angie because she has a way of looking at things in a positive way and isnt afraid to tell you her true opinion. Her favorite part of the Maple Lake St. Patricks Day Festival has been playing in the parade with the Maple Lake High School Marching Band because I get to share my love of music with the community. She has been inspired by living in Maple Lake by seeing how well a small community can really pull together in good and bad times. and because I am able to help others through summer mission trips, she said. Other hobbies include snowmobiling with her family, running, reading, shopping, snowboarding and baking when she has the chance. She calls Mr. Hojnacke a mentor. He has taught all of the math classes that I took throughout my high school career, she said. He always gives so much more than he receives. He is often at school at 7 a.m. and doesnt leave until close to 5 p.m. most nights. Not only that but if you need help after practice he offers to stay even later to help you. His commitment to his students is what I admire the most. He is very dedicated to making sure that everyone understands the material and makes himself available for you to have questions. Her favorite part of the St. Patricks Day Festival is the Irish Scamper because it is a lot of fun to see all of your teachers, classmates and family friends in Irish spirit wear. Not only that, but it is a really fun, positive atmosphere and the Irish Scamper is a fundraiser that supports the Maple Lake High School track team. She has been inspired by living in Maple Lake. What has inspired me most about Maple Lake is how close and supportive everyone in Maple Lake is, she said. The turnouts for athletic and community events are huge, we all take pride in our small town. The best part about Maple Lake is that you can connect with almost everyone that you meet and start a conversation with them. This is definitely what I will miss when I go to college, but I will especially miss going for a run and being able to wave at the people I know as they drive by. I know that no matter where I go to school and what I do in the future, that I will always be able to call Maple Lake home and that I will always be able to come back and see familiar faces. my focus is more on parent/child and preschool lessons, Maria said. In addition, I have also volunteered as a lifeguard for various organizations; such as Girl Scouts and local triathlons. I have also started to coach part time for WAVE, our local area swim club, in which my sister is a member. Her favorite extracurricular activity has been theatre. I have learned so much in many areas including performance, voice, set construction and being student director, Maria said. Being the student director has taught me a lot about personal interaction, responsibility, time management and how to enjoy the accomplishments of production. Her favorite hobbies are playing with her pets, watching movies with her family and swimming, especially when it is warm enough to swim outside. She also enjoys cooking, boating, fishing, camping, biking, going for walks in her neighborhood and spending time with her friends. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in their dual degree program that allows her to obtain a physics degree and continue her education at the University of Minnesota for a degree in chemical, environmental or civic engineering. While attending the universities, I plan to continue my experiences with the theatre departments and local swim programs, she said. Maria said many people within her family, school and friends have been mentors. Having to choose one, my mentor would be my neighbor Cheryl Caughey, Maria said. Cheryl has always been there for me when I need someone to talk to; shes a great person to seek advice from, and she opens her heart and her home to everyone without judging people. She always makes me feel welcome, and I know she would always be there for me. Marias favorite part of the St. Patricks Day Festival is the parade. The parade is my favorite part because it brings the town together, and shows off various organizations including: kids activities, businesses and the many fun and family-related floats and entries, Maria said. I have been participating in the parade for many years, before I was even in school with Maple Lakes scouting activities. She enjoys being a part of Maple Lake. I feel that the most important aspect of Maple Lake is the small town and supportive community feeling, Maria said. When you are part of this community, you know that there are always good people around you and that no matter where you go or what you do, you can always come home to Maple Lake.

Anna Kleist Sponsors: Madigans and Star Bank Parents: Thomas and Kristine Kleist Anna works as a shift leader at KFC in Buffalo, where she takes orders and packs the food. I can do pretty much everything but cook, but I would actually like to learn how to cook in the near future, she said. Her favorite class is math because I really like to work with numbers and I am usually really good at it. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and really likes visiting her nieces and nephews. After high school, Anna plans to attend a two-year college and become a nurse. Her biggest mentor is Toni Rattray. Toni Rattray is one of the kindest persons I know, she said. She is always looking at the good in people, never once does she look at the bad. She will do anything in her ability to help you out if you are in need. She is always willing to give you the advice that you need. Annas favorite part of the St. Patricks Day Festival is the parade because it brings the town together and I can meet new people. I really like how close the town is to everyone and how they are so welcoming; that is what inspires me to be a part of the Maple Lake community, Anna concluded.

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Courtney Klingelhoets Sponsors: Bogart, Pederson & Associates and Maple Lake Lions Parents: Shannon and Carrie Krohn Courtney is a shift lead at Muller Family Theatre in Monticello, where she sells concessions and tickets. She has been involved with the Awana program at Buffalo Covenant Church for two years, where she was a guardian for a mentally disabled child last year and is currently a leader for girls in third through fifth grade. Her favorite extracurricular activity is speech. I love the challenge of becoming a character and making them literally come off of the page, she said. Her teacher, Mary Beth Barder, is her mentor. Ms. Barder possesses the grace and confidence of a queen and the integrity that only a teacher can have, Courtney

Holly Jo Parchem Sponsors: Country Inn and Suites and The Maple Lake Messenger Parents: Mark and Dana Dagen Holly Jo is a sales associate at Maurices. Her favorite class or extracurricular activity was aiding a third-grade class in the elementary school because she loved helping the kids and working with them. Her favorite hobby is playing volleyball, including beach volleyball, and one of her favorite pastimes was going to Disney World with her whole family before her grandpa passed away the following year. After high school, she plans to attend college at St. Cloud Tech and continue working at the same time. Holly Clipson, her manager at Maurices, serves as a mentor. Holly is the type of person willing to work with you on anything and willing to just sit and talk when you need it, she said. I also like how whenever you have a question on something or are not understanding something at work she is always willing to help you understand it and work with you to make sure that youre still getting it a few days after you have asked her about it. The parade and getting as much candy as you can and seeing all the floats, as well as watching coronation every year are Holly Jos favorite parts of the St. Patricks Day Festival. She is inspired by how supportive Maple Lake is. I like how the town supports Maple Lake sporting events and the school because the teachers are great and are really good at working with you and providing help, she said. I hope someday I will be a part of a community as close knit as Maple Lake is.

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Explaining the mythical leprechaun


Celtic culture is ripe with legends and myths that help to entertain and explain the mysteries of life. Among such lore are leprechauns, which are mythological figures that continue to impart whimsy into St. Patrick's Day celebrations even now. The word "leprechaun" is derived from the Irish lu chorpain, meaning "small body." Various attributes have been used to describe leprechauns. While the origins and the history surrounding leprechauns differ, one common thread is that these creatures are surrounded in magic. Some believed leprechauns were descendents of the Goddess Danu and the Tuatha De Danaan. They inhabited Ireland long before the Celts arrived, and when the Celts did come, brandishing iron swords that could penetrate the leprechauns' magic, leprechauns fled to underground abodes in the soil shielded by magical, hidden entrances. Some say leprechauns still reside under the damp soil. Other stories describe leprechauns as smart, devious creatures of fairy folk who were the only fairies to have a profession other than cattle trading. Leprechauns were shoemakers to the fairies who took the shape of men wearing green or red coats and hats and participated in mischief. Leprechauns hoarded all of their gold coins in a pot under a rainbow. Catching a leprechaun was tricky, as these "wee folk," as they were often described in folk tales, were quite adept at remaining out of arm's reach. Should one be captured by a human, folklore stated that the leprechaun must grant three wishes to earn his release. Some viewed leprechauns as serious sorts, keeping people away from sacred places and helping to control people's behaviors. Historians believe this was one for leaders to establish societal rules. Descriptions of leprechauns and tales of their antics have survived in Ireland for centuries. When the Irish began emigrating to America during the Great Potato Famine, they brought with them their mythology and stories. However, the tale of the leprechaun has changed over time. The Irish-American view of the leprechaun differed from the more traditional Irish view. Americans saw leprechauns as frivolous and silly. Leprechauns were depicted with broad, pug noses and out-of-style ratty clothing. Many negative stereotypes Americans directed at the swarms of Irish immigrants arriving in the United States were exemplified in the insensitive and, at times, hateful illustrations of leprechauns. Leprechaun mythology has been alive and well in Ireland for more than a thousand years and will likely live on for centuries more.

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MLE hosts Reading Fun Night for students, parents

Maple Lake Elementary hosted Reading Fun Night to conclude I Love to Read Month on Thursday, Feb. 27. It included facepainting, nine storybook readers, one person reading poems and singing and one group playing reading games. (Above, left) Mrs. Nies reads Buster by Denise Fleming. (Above, right) Chef Patrick Peden prepares hot dogs at his hot dog stand. More than 200 hot dogs were sold. (Photos submitted by Kath Heffron and Dianna Lidberg)

Linda Weber asked her thirdgrade students what good luck wishes theyd grant people. Layton Johnston If I were a leprechaun Id wish my Grandma good luck on her way back from Mexico so she would get back safe. Sydney Staloch If I were a leprechaun Id wish Tony Goelz good luck in basketball because hes one of my favorite basketball players and hes very nice to me. Madie Clapp If I were a leprechaun Id wish my Cousin Clair good luck to stay healthy because she is a baby. Bennet Lewison If I were a leprechaun Id wish my Grandma good luck to win the lottery because she needs the money. Jolie Uecker If I were a leprechaun Id wish JoAnn good luck, for her and her baby because I love them and miss them. Carter Scanlon If I were a leprechaun Id wish Minnesota Wild good Luck tonight (March 3rd) vs. Calgary Flames because if they win they would have a better chance in

the playoffs for the Stanley Cup. Order is 1st St. Louis. 2nd Anaheim, 3rd Chicago, 4t San Rose, 5th Colorado, 6th Minnesota, 7th Los Angeles, 8th Vancouver. Wesley Zuelke If I were a leprechaun Id wish Reagon good luck with getting a dog because he doesnt have one anymore. Audrey Lee If I were a leprechaun Id wish my Auntie Lori good luck when she has her baby because the baby is almost ready to come out. Audrey Beffel If I were a leprechaun Id wish Noah Beffel good luck at the Irish Scamper because its been so cold out. Gwen Geyen If I were a leprechaun Id wish Audrey Beffle good luck in softball so that our team can win games Audrey Miller If I were a leprechaun Id wish my Grandma good luck with her health because shes in the hospital and she lost her house and can die. I really want her to get better and live. Grace Tollefson If I were a lep-

rechaun Id wish my dad good luck on the drive home because the roads home from my dads work are really slippery today. March 3rd, 2014 Ashanti Blahut If I were a leprechaun Id wish Anani good luck at her band concert because she does not practice very much on her percussion. Carter J. If I were a leprechaun Id wish my cat Chuck good luck and to be happy in heaven because she was a great cat and really means so much to me and because she should be happy right now because she was a very great cat. God Bless Chuck. Reagan Mattila If I were a leprechaun Id wish the Settle Seahawks good luck so they can win the next Super Bowl. Travis Gaffaney If I were a Leprechaun Id wish my family good luck the next time we take a trip so we wont crash or go in a ditch. Yvette Johnson If I were a leprechaun Id wish my Dad good luck on his X Box 360 because he has a football game that is his favorite game. Marcus Weimer If I were leprechaun Id wish Mrs. Webers class good luck for track and field because I want her class to win the trophy!

MLHS mixed choir earns two superior ratings

The Maple Lake High School mixed choir performed like true musicians at the large group contest on Wednesday, March 5. They traveled to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School and performed an A Capella piece called My God Is A Rock and The Road Less Traveled from Frostiana for three judges. The choir received two superiors and an excellence rating. Comments from the judges ranged from nice harmonies to good control of sound. "I am so incredibly proud of this group, director Sue Nelson said. Their songs were challenging and they worked very hard. (Photo by Gabe Licht)

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for six defensive rebounds. After the shot is put up, I focus on the ball and go after the rebound, Webb said. Just because you miss the first one, get in there and give yourself another chance. The game continued as both teams endlessly attacked the basket looking to score. As the half ran out, the girls left the court trailing HLW-W 47-16. Dribbling into the second half, the Irish did a better job of taking care of the things they could control and played hard to the finish. Kayla Hoistad paced the Irish with a career-high 19 points and five rebounds. Finding momentum, Jenni Pomije had nine points and three steals for the Irish. Playing HL-W-W is always an enjoyable game guarding my cousins, Pomije said. I finally was able to get my shots to fall and as a team we worked together during transition. Not backing down, the Irish hustled until the end, but were unable to decrease the gap. As the last seconds ticked away, the game ended with a final score of 76-47 in favor of the home team. Playing a conference game during playoff week is difficult, but it is one of those things that is completely out of our control, coach Adam Ronnenberg said. Traveling 70 miles to a small town called Braham, the girls basketball team took a road trip for one of their most important games of the season. This was the first faceoff between the two teams because of Brahams arrival to the subsection this past off-season. Braham took the No. 2 seed while the Irish had the No. 7 seed. Maple Lake disregarded the seed and played their game, looking for an upset. Maple Lake came out with a spirit and drive like they havent had in quite some time. The Irish struck first and led by as many as four in the first half. As the half wore on, the Irish struggled to handle the Bomber pressure and gave up some easy baskets in transition. We played what I think was close to one of our best games in the first half, Rayne Coughlin said. I believe Braham was surprised at how we came out fighting hard, but as the second half began, the roles had flipped around for the teams. The Irish were only down nine at the half, 36-27. The last two minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of the second half told the tale of the game as Maple Lake couldnt seem to get a stop when they needed it. Braham led by as many as 19 in the second half and the Irish easily could have waved the white flag. I think we really stood behind each other throughout the game and really worked hard on staying on the same page, Webb said. Maple Lake battled and fought back to within nine points with about three minutes to play. That was as close as the Irish got, falling to the Bombers 62-47. Webb poured in 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds, coming up just short of another double-double. Staying focused, Coughlin scored 20 points, had seven rebounds and three assists to close out her Irish career. I think our season ended on a positive note, although we came up short of the win, Hoistad said. If we would have had some of our injured players back, I believe the outcome may have been different, but overall, we adapted well and played the hardest we could. I am happy with how we played, Ronnenberg said. There was a lot of energy and fire on both ends throughout the game. We just couldnt match Brahams offensive firepower. Were certainly proud of our effort and perseverance throughout this game and the season. Pts Stls Asts Rbs E. Webb 12 2 2 9 J. Wohlrabe 2 1 2 J. Pomije 3 1 - 6 R. Coughlin 20 - 3 7 L. Rachel 5 1 1 2 K. Hoistad 5 - 2 4

Irish girls end season with tough losses to HL-W-W, Braham


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On the road to Howard LakeWaverly-Winsted, the Irish matched up with the Lakers for the second time this season. Unfortunately, being a makeup game, this game had zero implications in the conference or sub-section race as both teams had been seeded for playoffs. Disregarding the meaning of the game, the Irish took the game as an opportunity for improvement and a preparation for their first playoff game the following Thursday. The game got off to a rocky start for the Irish as they struggled to stop the high-powered offensive attack of the Lakers. Working hard in return, the Irish forced 16 turnovers, giving them the opportunity for fastbreak layups. Taking action under the basket, Emily Webb jumped up

Sixth-grade girls place well at volleyball, basketball tournaments

(Above, left) Sixth graders Olivia Paumen, Mikayla Koss, Kate LaTour, Katie Goelz, Megan Carlson, Grace Heying and coach Breanne Ilgen took first place in a Feb. 23 volleyball tournament at LeSeuer Henderson, despite playing without subs. (Above, right) Local sixth-grade girls also took second in the MYAS State Championship basketball tournament at Champlin Park High School. (Front) Mikayla Koss, Keiara Anderson, Olivia Paumen and Ana Stecker. (Back) Coach Brandon Goelz, Kate LaTour, Megan Carlson, Katie Goelz, Lindsey Paumen, Peyton Tongen and coach Chris Paumen. (Photos submitted)

Laker DeMarais set to be inducted into North Star League Hall of Fame
Another Maple Lake Laker is being inducted into the North Star League Hall of Fame. Todd DeMarais played town team baseball for 23 years as a pitcher and was one of the aces of the Maple Lake Lakers bullpen. DeMarais won 47 games for the Lakers and, in 1994, set a North Star League record of allowing only four walks in a season. DeMarais will be inducted on May 16 before the Lakers take on Clear Lake at 7:30 p.m. DeMarais will be joined by Todd Traen, of Delano; Rick Habeck, of Monticello; and Brandon Schliinz, of Maple Plain.

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NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE UNDER JUDGMENT AND DECREE STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF WRIGHT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: FORECLOSURE BY ACTION/CONTRACT First Resource Bank, a Minnesota corporation Court File No. 86-CV-13-4186 Plaintiff, vs. Daniel S. Hennum and Elizabeth A. Hennum, Defendants NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order for Summary Judgment (Judgment) entered in the above captioned action dated December 20, 2013, wherein it is, among other things, adjudged that there is due the plaintiff the sum of $1,656,616.18 through November 1, 2013, plus continuing interest, real estate taxes, attorney fees and costs, and collection costs, a certified copy of which has been delivered to me directing the sale of the premises hereinafter described to satisfy the amount found and adjudged due to said Plaintiff in the above-entitled action, as prescribed in the Judgment, the undersigned Joe Hagerty, the Sheriff of Wright County, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, on April 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the Sheriffs Office, 3800 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo, Minnesota the premises and real estate, lying and being in the County of Wright, State of Minnesota, described in said Judgment as the parcel of property secured by the Mortgage dated September 1, 2006 recorded in the Office of the Wright County Recorder on September 6, 2006 as Document No. A1024408, modified by Modification of Mortgage dated September 1, 2007 and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1065790, further modified by Modification of Mortgage dated September 1, 2008 and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1099481, further modified by Modification of Mortgage dated September 1, 2009, recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1130293, further modified by Modification of Mortgage dated September 1, 2010, recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1158281, further modified by Modification of Mortgage dated December 1, 2010 and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1167558, further modified by the Modification of Mortgage dated March 1, 2011 and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1176299, further modified by Modification of Mortgage dated June 1, 2011 and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1178945, and modified by the final Modification of Mortgage dated December 1, 2011 and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1191764, legally described as: The South two-thirds of the East 30 acres of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 121, Range 23, Wright County, Minnesota. The time allowed by law for redemption by the judgment debtor, the debtors heirs, successors, and legal representation is one year after the date of sale. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR, THE DEBTORS HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. IF PART OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD CONTAINS YOUR HOUSE, YOU MAY DESIGNATE AN AREA AS A HOMESTEAD TO BE SOLD AND REDEEMED SEPARATELY. YOU MAY DESIGNATE THE HOUSE YOU OCCUPY AND ANY AMOUNT OF THE PROPERTY AS A HOMESTEAD. THE DESIGNATED HOMESTEAD PROPERTY MUST CONFORM TO THE LOCAL ZONING ORDINANCES AND BE COMPACT SO THAT IT DOES NOT UNREASONABLY REDUCE THE VALUE OF THE REMAINING PROPERTY. YOU MUST PROVIDE THE PERSON FORECLOSING ON THE PROPERTY, THE SHERIFF, AND THE COUNTY RECORDER WITH A COPY OF THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE HOMESTEAD YOU HAVE DESIGNATED BY TEN BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE DATE THE PROPERTY IS TO BE SOLD. Dated: January 24, 2013 Sheriff of Wright County, Minnesota By /s/Philip P. Thinesen Sgt. Philip P. Thinesen BEST & FLANAGAN LLP Barbara M. Ross (#182941) 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 Telephone: (612) 339-7121 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF FIRST RESOURCE BANK THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (19-24) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: September 27, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Kimberly J. Kaiser, single woman. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 6, 2005 Wright County Recorder, Document No. A980551. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC. Dated September 22, 2006, Recorded October 6, 2006, as Document No. A1028400. And thereafter assigned to: M&T Bank. Dated March 11, 2013, Recorded March 21, 2013, as Document No. A1231718. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100053905090018163 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 38 Maple Avenue South, Maple Lake, MN 55358 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 110.010.003070 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 7, BLOCK 3, ORIGINAL TOWNSITE OF MAPLE LAKE, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA, LYING TOGETHER WITH THAT PART OF VACATED 1ST STREET DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE ON AN ASSUMED BEARING OF SOUTH 00 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 7, A DISTANCE OF 22.61 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 82.46 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID 1ST STREET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID EXTENSION, A DISTANCE OF 61.92 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 7, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Wright ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $102,400.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $116,973.05 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding, Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Office, Wright County Law Enforcement Center, 3800 Braddock Avenue N.E., Buffalo, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. 580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October 29, 2014 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: February 18, 2014 M&T Bank Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 37 - 14-001451 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Document version 1.1 December 11, 2013 (23-28c) NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF LEADING EDGE CARPENTRY, LLC Name of the corporation that is dissolving: Leading Edge Carpentry, LLC Date of filing Notice of Intent to Dissolve with the Minnesota Secretary of State: February 28, 2014 Address to which claims against the corporation must be presented: 310 8th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358 Date by which claims must be received: June 3, 2014 (23-26c)

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Irish Pre-Party
continued from page 1 The night concluded with the presentation of awards. I think its great that this community recognizes people who do great things, Manuel said before introducing Thomes to accept his Grand Marshal honor. Thomes explained that he initially thought Linda Rassat was calling to ask him to emcee the event as he has in the past. When I actually talked to Linda and she asked me if Id be Grand Marshal, there was quite a bit of silence, Thomes said. I said, I thought that was for people who were 75, old, gray and haggard. (My wife) Betty said, Whats your point? He thanked the committee and his family and friends who volunteer with him. Commodore Award winner Daryl Hennen said more than one person should be able to receive the award. Im not sure one person should be singled out for this award, Hennen said. It takes family, friends and an army of volunteers. To these people and the Chamber, Id like to say thank you. Redemske introduced Chantland as someone who is always there to help at all events and has helped keep the business district alive. He has a great outlook on life and always has a smile to share. Im not a boomerang, but I cant imagine a better place to have landed, Chantland said. Thank you, Maple Lake, for accepting me and my ideas. In introducing the Costume Shoppe as the Chamber Business of the Year, Redemske said, Its been the cornerstone of our business district for 18 years and continues to bring people to town. He also recognized the Costume Shoppe for its support of Maple Lake Community Theater, Maple Lake Schools and the storybook reading program, Maple Lake Library, the Chamber and newlyformed Maple Lake Development Committee. One of my greatest moments was moving my clown business back to Maple Lake, Manuel said. Its not very often Im short on words, but this has made me speechless. This means a lot to me, my family and my staff. Thank you. Manuel then resumed her emcee role as she and Geyen thanked everyone for attending and shared an Irish blessing to close out the night.

Emcees Tricia Manuel and Deb Geyen present Grand Marshal Greg Thomes with his plaque. (Photos by Gabe Licht)

Manuel presents the Commodores Award plaque to winner Daryl Hennen.

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Ventriloquist David Malmberg has a conversation with his dummy, Simon Spencer, during his performance at the Irish Pre-Party Saturday night.
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Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Maple Lakes 37th Annual..

Thursday, March 13:


S.A.L. Meeting 8 p.m.

St. Patricks Day Festival


Saturday, March 15
at 11 a.m.
Sponsored by the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, March 15:


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Scamper Craft Sale Grande Day Coronation Irish Pre-Party Irish Saturday, March 8 Saturday, March 15
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Everyone is Welcome! Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Maple Lake High School
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Maple Lake Lions Irish Mulligan Stew before and after the parade at the American Legion The Costume Shoppe: St. Patricks Day Merchandise The V by HH: Corned beef and Cabbage, Irish Silent Auction Ventriloquist Comedy Show Burger, Leprechaun Legs Irish Blessings Coffeehouse: Nutty Irishman or Irishwoman lattes, corned beef and potatoes Tickets: $30/person or $32 at the door. Maple Lake Fire Department: Hamburger & Hot Dog Baskets during the dance at the American Legion

Saturday, March 15 of Maple Lake 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Ambassadors Located at the at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Maple Lake Elementary
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Line-up at 12:30 p.m.
For more info. call Irene: 612-270-8586 or Deb: 320-980-3144

PARADE

Sunday, March 16:


Closed
2 for 1 Tuesdays: 7-11 PM (Bar Rail, Tap Beer & Domestic Bottle Beer) - NO DRINK CHIPS Wednesdays: 7-11 PM 12oz. Tap Beers - $1.25 Thursdays: 6-11 PM $1 off Large Pizzas (Dine-in Only)

Following the Parade!


Located at the Maple Lake High School Gym: 4 p.m.

American Legion Post 131, Maple Lake Messenger, Maple Lake Recovery Center, Rhino, Thomes Insurance Group, Dennis L.Quinlan D.D.S., Dingmann Funeral Care, Irish Blessings Coffeehouse & Vintage Market, Maple Lake Lumber Co., Schlenner Wenner & Co., Star Bank, Rogers BP-Amoco, The V by HH, Jewel Cabinet Refacing, Kramer Sales & Service, Cub Foods & The Marketplace, Madigans Pub & Grill.

Festival Sponsored by: Maple

Lake Chamber of Commerce, Maple Lake Lions Club

Friday Night Meat Raffle proceeds: ML Band Boosters

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