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The Maple Lake


Volume 120, Number 31 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com

Inside . . .

Passerby alerts family of 6 to fire Local

dies at 85

by Vicki Grimmer

Boys Scouts
volunteer: page 3

Track: page 11

Coming up
* ML Boy Scouts Troop
219 Dinner & Silent
Auction is May 2
* Choir 7 Spring
Concert is May 5
* Mock Crash at MLHS
and Choir 8 Spring
Concert is May 7
* New Date! - MLE
Festival of Nations
is May 8

Feel good about

giving back by
donating blood
Many people want to give
back to the community but may
not have a lot of time to volunteer. The American Red Cross
reminds eligible individuals that
in only about an hour, volunteer
blood donors can help save lives
and feel instant gratification.
Blood is a perishable product
that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating
blood, individuals can make a
differnece in the lives of patients
in their community and throughout the nation.
Upcoming blood donation
May 20th from 1 to 7 p.m. at the
Maple Lake American Legion
Club, 220 1st Street West, Maple
Lake, MN 55358.
How to donate blood. Simply download the American Red
Cross Blood Donor App, visit
redcrossblood.org or call Cathy
at 320-963-5283 or 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to
make an appointment or for
more information. All blood
types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A
blood donor card or drivers license or two other forms of
identification are required at
check-in. Individuals who are 17
years of age, weigh at least 110
pounds and are in generally
good health may be eligible to
donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years
of age and younger also have to
meet certain height and weight
The American Red Cross
shelters, feeds and provides
emotional support to victims of
disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nations blood;
teaches skills that save lives;
provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military
members and their families. The
Red Cross is a non-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the
American public to perform its
mission. For more information,
please visit redcross.org or visit
us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Its the kindness of strangers,

of friends, of family, of community that weaves its way through
the story of the house fire at
2518 County Road 8 NW in
Chatham Township very early
Wednesday morning.
Shane Jurgens, owner of SJ
Roofing, long-time Maple Lake
area business, his wife, Karina,
their two children, Gabe, 9 and
Emily 6, and Karinas 15-yearold twins, Kora and Katelyn
Fuller, were awakened just after
midnight by loud blows to the
front door.
We were all in bed, sleeping, the pounding on the door
startled us, said Karina. A
truck driver passing by saw the
fire and was trying to wake us
up - there was a lady that
stopped, too, I dont know if
they were together or not, it
seems like she was doing most
of the talking and he was helping get the kids out.
I heard the pounding, heard
Karina start hollering to get the
kids moving and thought somebody was breaking in, said
The first Good Samaritan
who saw the fire and stopped to
warn the family was Bill
Muehring of South Haven, a delivery trucker for Bernatellos
heading to Mankato. I saw the
flames and thought the deck was
on fire, said Muehring. I had
the sheriffs number in my
phone so I pushed that instead
of 911. I ran to the house and
started pounding on the door at
the deck end of the house, didnt
hear anything so I worked my
way around to the other end. By
that time I could see flames
spreading and really started
pounding. After I finally woke
them up things started happening pretty fast- another person
driving by, a woman, stopped to
help, the kids got out and the
first fire trucks got there. I was
on the South Haven Fire Department for 22 years so I stayed
and helped pull hoses for a little
bit until a sheriffs deputy told
me I needed to get my truck off
the road.
The woman who stopped is
unknown. The Jurgens family
would like to thank her personally for her help that night and
encourages her to make herself
My first priority was getting
my wife and all the kids out,
said Shane. Then I grabbed
fire extinguishers and tried to
put out the fire on the deck, but
things started falling around me
so I quit and ran to get our dog,
Sydney, out of the garage.

View Zita Manuels obituary

on page 5. (Photo submitted)
The fire consumed the north end family room, deck and tuck-under garage just outside
Maple Lake at 2515 County Rd. 8 NW, in Chatham Township. (Photo by Vicki Grimmer)
The fire, which was determined by the Cause and Origins
inspector to have started from
faulty electrical wiring to the
alarm for the mound septic system, began in the outside wall of
a tuck-under garage and proceeded quickly to the deck and
into the family room above the
Maple Lake Fire Chief, Todd
Borell, was one of the responding firefighters. When we were
paged we were told the deck
was on fire, the second page
said that they were getting
everybody out, and by the time
we got there the house was
burning. said Borell. We
called in Buffalo and Annandale
for mutual aid, they were a great
It only took about 5 minutes
to get everybody up and running, said Karina. My car was
parked in front and the kids and
I were rushing to get in it and
out of the house. By then the
smoke was getting really dense
- it followed us into the car,
everybody was coughing. We
had to pull out on the road to try
to get away from the smoke.
The fire started in the outside of the house and was working its way around, said Shane.
I didnt even see it until I
pulled the family room curtains
open - then you saw the flames
- those were the first windows to
blow in. I started to try to get
things out of the house when the
fire trucks started coming in.
Maple Lake was the first to get
there, then Buffalo and Annandale.

see himself on TV and that they

wished him a happy birthday,

Long-time Maple Lake resident and business owner, Zita

Manuel, passed away April 20,
2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital
at the age of 85.
Born in 1930, Zita Margaret
Steichen married Andrew
Manuel in 1950. Zita, along
with husband, Andy, (also deceased) moved to Maple Lake
in 1952. Having met while both
were working at Webers Grocery and Meats in Watkins, it
was fitting that their first business venture in Maple Lake was
to purchase the grocery store
business from Frank Ruff. That
business became Andys Meat
Market. In 1960 the couple purchased Trotters Red Owl from
Bob Trotter changing the name
to Andys Red Owl and merging
the grocery store and meat market into one business. At that
time the store was located on
Birch where the Maple Lake
Laundromat most recently was.
Soon after a new building was
built to house the business on
what is now an empty lot at the
corner of Division St. and Birch
Ave. Not long after that the
business expanded to include a
locker plant in the old creamery
I remember her best sitting
on a stool behind the counter at
the Red Owl checking people
out, said Carole Bestland, manager of Maple Lake Wine and
Spirits. She was always so
prim and pretty, always ready to
lend a hand.
The couple had six children,
Bruce, Roger, Carol, Laurence,
Alice and Paul. All six attended
Maple Lake schools and grew
up taking turns working in the
store. Roger purchased the grocery business from his parents
in 1985, Andy passed away in
Manuel continued to be active in the community, serving
on many boards and committees, including the Maple Lake
Commercial Club and as a
member of the Maple Lake
City Council from 1990-1994.
Mike Messina, Maple Lake
Mayor during Manuels term remembers her as a very giving
person, very pro-Maple Lake,
always wanting the best for her
John Northernscold, current
Maple Lake Councilman,
served with Manuel on the
Council, and recalls Manuel
warmly. She was a very good
woman, raised a great family,
said Northernscold. I remember the Red Owl always had an
orchid corsage for the women
on Mothers Day.
Her final business venture in
Maple Lake was Manuels Costume Shop, making and renting
costumes from her home with
daughter, Carol, until 2010.

(Photo submitted
by Rachel Pribyl)

continued on page 8

Maple Lake firefighters responded to the emergency call

very early Wednesday morning.
(Photo by Kora Fuller)

House Fire

An interior view of the north end family room, a total loss.

continued on page 14

(Photo by Katelyn Fuller)

Pack the Suburban a huge success

by Vicki Grimmer

Ten-year-old Trevor Pribyls

birthday wish to take his gifts
and give them to other sick children in the hospital was met with
approval from more than his
fourth-grade class. With family,
friends and social media getting
the word out, over 500 gifts were
delivered to the University of
Minnesotas Childrens Hospital
on Monday.
According to Trevors mom,
Rachel Pribyl, the hospital staff
was very excited to receive gifts
now. Everyone brings gifts at
Christmas time, they said, never
in the spring or summer.
This week has been a blessing, said Rachel. The support
of the Maple Lake community is
amazing! I do not have words,
we are just so proud of Trevor for
wanting to help others, and how
his small act of kindness grew
into a great day for so many.

KARE 11 TV, contacted by

Maple Lake Councilwoman Deb
Geyen, was there to film the
event, highlighting it on Mondays 6 p.m. news broadcast.

Trevor was shocked when I

told him that the news was going
to do a story on him. I don't think
he believed me, said Rachel.
He thought it was really cool to

by Vicki Grimmer

Zita Manuel


Maple Lake Messenger Page 2

April 29, 2015

by Harold Brutlag
Im hearing pheasant roosters crowing on most of my walks in
Ney Park which Ill take to mean they have survived our mild winter
in good shape. Ive also seen a few pheasant hens which makes me
even happier because theyre a source for larger pheasant populations next fall. I havent noticed any pheasant road kills and the less
there are is also good for next fall. It was pointed out to me recently
that each hen road kill means that hens potential brood of 8 to 10
chicks have been lost forever. Sometimes its impossible to avoid a
road kill, whether its a pheasant or a deer, but I dont think road
kills are part of Mother Natures plan to control the species. After
not seeing the two resident eagles in Ney Park for a good month or
so, I was pleasantly surprised Sunday morning when they were both
sitting in trees near the nest. It was one of the few times I didnt have
a camera along and I quietly chastised myself for the blunder. . .
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will postpone
the new aquatic invasive species training and trailer decal program
that was due to launch at the end of the month while legislators consider changes to the program.
Under a law passed by the state Legislature in 2012, anyone trailering a boat or water-related equipment such as docks and lifts in
Minnesota is required to take aquatic invasive species training and
display a decal on their trailer. The effective date is July 1, 2015.
With the legislative interest in this educational program and ongoing discussions about possible changes, we are postponing the
launch until we see if the Legislature acts this session to modify the
program, said Bob Meier, DNR assistant commissioner.
The Legislature has about two weeks to take any action on this

Ask a
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
Question: Just a question I
am sure you have heard 1000
times. Why are trucks with loud
mufflers ticketed and all of these
motorcycles going around town
revving up their pipes are not? Is
there a difference in the statutes?
Answer: This is a good question that I am asked quite often.
(M.S.S.) 169.69 says; Every
motor vehicle shall at all times
be equipped with a muffler in
good working order which
blends the exhaust noise into the
overall vehicle noise and is in
constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise, and no
person shall use a muffler
cutout, bypass, or similar device
upon a motor vehicle on a street
or highway. The exhaust system
shall not emit or produce a sharp
popping or crackling sound.
Every motor vehicle shall at all
times be equipped with such

parts and equipment so arranged

and kept in such state of repair
as to prevent carbon monoxide
gas from entering the interior of
the vehicle. No person shall
have for sale, sell or offer for
sale or use on any motor vehicle
any muffler that fails to comply
with the specifications as required by the commissioner of
public safety.
M.S.S. 7030.1050 talks in
more depth about motor vehicle
noise limits for motorcycles.
Motorcycle season has
begun. We need everyone on the
highway and roadways to do
their part to help everyone get
home safely to our families.
Be prepared for inattentive
drivers by staying focused on
riding and keeping your speed in
Wear the gear. Motorcyclists should wear a DOT-ap-




issue before they adjourn so well have to wait and see!

With Minnesotas fishing season set to open May 9th this might
be a good time to review the rules that apply to bait which are as follows:
If you are fishing with minnows or leeches a number of restrictions apply like you must exchange water in bait buckets with tap or
bottled water prior to leaving any water body, except when you are
fishing through the ice. You cannot dispose of unwanted minnows
or leeches in Minnesota waters. Unused bait, including night
crawlers should be put in the garbage. You cannot use whole or parts
of game fish, goldfish or carp for bait. Its also a good boating rule
to have the required safety equipment in your boat such as life jackets, a floating devise such as a cushion which can be tossed to someone overboard. Keep an extra drain plug, a fire extinguisher, an air
horn or similar noisemaker like a whistle. There are different rules
for different sized boats, canoes, and kayaks and maybe even a raft
so Id suggest reviewing the boating laws from the DNR which has
that information.
This year the Governors Fishing Opener will be at Lake Vermillion and I suspect that lake will be inundated with the usual governors group of fishing dignitaries as well as the news media and by
other walleye anglers. Daryl Hennen and his boys will be fishing
there on the opener as he has in past years along with Adams father-in-law from Duluth. Hes one of many volunteers working with
others during the governors opener. . . I went to one in Alexandria years ago when Thomas Marine supplied the boat (or pontoon)
for that fishing opener when Minnesotas governor was Arnie Carlson. The day was complete with a shore lunch for everyone in attendance, but it wasnt because I caught any fish. As I remember it,
I got skunked! This year Im planning on making the opener in Ottertail County, probably on the lake that bears the county name. My
brother Marlin consented to fish with me provided the weather is
tolerable for a couple of senior citizens. Considering how winter
fishing wasnt all that good for me, Im looking forward to a couple
of days of angling and hopefully have some luck with the walleyes
keeping in mind a poor day of fishing is better than a good day at

proved helmet and brightly-colored protective gear for visibility and protection.
Dont drink and ride. Onethird of all motorcycle fatalities
involve impaired riders.
Watch for motorcycles and
always look twice before entering a roadway or changing
Due to the smaller size of
motorcycles, their speed and distance is more difficult to judge.
Give riders room and check

Maple Lake

blind spots. Pay attention and

drive at safe speeds.
A portion of state statutes
were used with permission from
the Office of the Revisor of
Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related
laws or issues in Minnesota,
send your questions to Trp. Jesse
Grabow Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West,
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205.
(You can follow him on Twitter
@MSPPIO_NW or reach him
at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us).

5th Season - Free Admission!

Every Sunday* - 7AM - 2PM

Open: April 12 - October 25

110 Birch Avenue South Maple Lake
(Maple Lake Museum grassy area/parking lot/sidewalk)

$10 Day of set-up at 7AM

($15 w/ large table)
Fundraiser to help support the Maple Lake Museum!
* New Day! Monticello Market is now closed.

Contact John Haack at 612-819-4225

Maple Lake History
Question of the Week
As Maple Lakes 125th Anniversary
approaches we want you to help us
learn more about Maple Lake!


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Last Weeks Question: In the 1970s, where was L&L Body Shop, and
who was the owner? Answer: Leo Lentz owned the shop on the
corner across from City Hall where the Legion parking lot is now.

Fax: 320-963-6114
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Now Open!
New veterinary clinic in Maple Lake!
Full service care for your animals with
24-hour on-call veterinarian.
Located on Highway 55 next to H&H Sport shop.
We also have locations in Watkins (320-764-7400)
and Kimball (320-398-3600)
Call now for an appointment!

Readers are invited to take part in discussions of interest to the Maple Lake community.
All letters to the editor must be signed and must include the writers address and telephone number or email address. Letters of private thanks, solicitation, petition and
those containing libelous material will not be published. The Messenger reserves the
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Dear Editor,
My name is Kenneth
Nyquist and I am a life scout
and assistant senior patrol
leader of troop 219 in Maple
Lake. I have been a Scout for 9
years and I have many good
memorable experiences, camping trips, community service
projects such as tree planting,
food drives, ditch clean-up, the
renovation of Jude Hall, and
trail maintenance. Scouting has
taught me values, responsibility, and leadership skills, but
like all good things, it does

come at a cost. So to pay for

these costs, we are having a
fundraiser Saturday, May 2nd,
between 6 and 8 p.m. at the
Maple Lake American Legion.
The theme is 'Mexican Fiesta
Night with a taco bar, featuring ground and shredded beef,
shredded pork, chips and salsa,
lemonade, a desert bar, and a
silent auction with lots of nice
things to bid on. You can have
fun and learn more about Scouting.
Kenneth Nyquist
Boy Scout Troop 219

Thank You
This column is not intended for items of personal thanks, promotion or editorial comments. Its
purpose is to simply give recognition to local residents for their contributions to our community.

Card of Thanks:
The Friends of the Maple
Lake Library thank the City of
Maple Lake, along with the
area Townships of Albion,
Corinna, Maple Lake and Silver
Creek for their generous donations and continued support of
our local library.
The Maple Lake Library is a
non-profit organization funded
entirely through fundraising,
donations, and grants. Any
labor to operate the library and
various reading programs for
both youth and adults is 100%
volunteer. Over 5000 patrons
use our facility annually. We
truly appreciate your donations
and that you recognize the importance of a library to enhance
the quality of life of the community.
We are proud to have a local,
independent library for all people in and around the Maple
Lake community, and will con-

tinue to offer a quality library

into the future.
The donations you generously make help us continue to
fund such items as book and
media purchases, technology
equipment, rent, and most importantly, the many reading programs for the area youth.
Again, thank you for your
past and present donations. We
hope you continue to see the
impact the library has on everyone in the community and continue to consider future
Anyone looking for more information about personally donating or volunteering, hours of
operation, or anything library
related can contact us a 320963-2009 or visit our website:
Cordially yours,
Board of Directors,
Friends of the Maple Lake

Card of Thanks:
The family of Shirley
McAlpine wants to thank our
families, friends, and most of all,
her Annandale caregivers for the
last seven years. With your help
and support, we were able to
give her a high quality of life in
her journey on Earth.
We want to thank Father
Meyer, Deacon Ron Freeman
from St. Timothy's, the hospice
unit from North Memorial, or-

ganist, Marge Pavlik, singer,

Shannon Paumen, and Dingmann Funeral Care. Special
thanks for the grandchildren
who helped with readings, serving Mass and visiting her at the
Annandale Care Center; for
prayers, cards, food and all who
took time to give us hugs and
Thank you.
God bless all of you,
Family of Shirley McAlpine

Maple Lake Messenger Page 3

April 29, 2015

April 27 Wright County

Sheriffs report
On April 20, Brett Dakotah
Schaefer, 20, no permanent address, was arrested in Stearns
County on a Wright County
warrant for fleeing an officer.
On April 20, Samuel James
Taylor, 28, of Monticello, was
arrested in Stearns County on a
Wright County warrant for 5th
degree controlled substance violation.
On April 20, Albert Ralph
Lyrek, 63, of Delano, was arrested in Delano on the charge
of domestic assault.
On April 20, David Orlando
Johnson, 36, of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on the
charge of domestic assault by
On April 21, Sheree Lee
Lyrek, 57, of Delano, was arrested in Delano on a Wright
County apprehension and detention order for DWI.
On April 21, Todd Allan Linder, 28, of Annandale, was arrested in Buffalo on Wright
County warrants for indecent
On April 23, Christian John
Looft, 40, of Clearwater, was arrested in Clearwater on the
charge of 2nd degree DWI.
On April 23, Angela Marie
Hanson, 34, of Monticello, was
arrested in Wright County on a
Ramsey County warrant for
On April 23, Jeremy Richard
Miessen, 32, of South Haven,
was arrested in Annandale on
the charge of 3rd degree DWI.
On April 23, Russel Roger
Pool, 35, of South Haven, was
arrested in Southside Township

on the charge of 1st degree

On April 24, Jamie Yvette
Walter, 44, of Maple Lake, was
arrested in Anoka County on a
Wright County warrant for Domestic Assault.
On April 24, Brady Scott
Jones, 35, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge
of hit and run, flee on foot, obstructing with force and criminal vehicular operation.
On April 25, Dayna Lea
Weber, 48 of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on the
charge of 2nd degree dwi.
On April 25, Chad Michael
Peterson, 19, of Buffalo, was arrested in St. Michael on the
charge of 3nd degree dwi.
On April 25, Jeffrey Michael
Holmquist, 37, of Howard Lake,
was arrested in Howard Lake on
the charge of 1st degree csc and
domestic assault.
On April 26, Chris David
Wykle, 46, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge
of disorderly conduct.
On April 26, Jon Fredrick
Berscheid, 54, of Monticello,
was arrested in Maple Lake on
a Wright County warrant for
failure to appear.
There were 14 property damage accidents, 3 personal injury
accidents, 3 hit and run accidents and 10 car-deer accidents.
There were 10 arrests for
DWI, no underage consumption
arrests, no school bus stop arm
violations and 34 tickets for
miscellaneous traffic violations
reported this week.

April 20 Wright County

Attorneys report
Anderson, Michael Edward,
age 59, of Buffalo, sentenced on
04/20/15 for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the First
Degree to a stay of execution
for thirty years on conditions of
probation, serve 365 days jail,
pay $75 public defender copayment, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous
weapons, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, complete a treatment
program and follow all recommendations, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced
for Felony Burglary in the Third
Degree to a stay of execution
for five years on conditions of
probation, serve 365 days jail,
pay restitution, follow above
conditions. Sentenced by Judge
Blasiak, Travis James, age
32, of Rockford, sentenced on
04/22/15 for Felony Theft to a
stay of imposition for five years
on conditions of probation,
serve 60 days jail, pay $600 fine
plus surcharges, pay $75 public
defender co-payment, pay restitution, provide proof of treatment/halfway house completion
and any aftercare recommendations, have no use or possession
of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing,
provide DNA sample, have no
use or possession of firearms or
dangerous weapons, do not register to vote or vote until discharged from probation, obtain
permission before leaving the
state, undergo a psychological
evaluation and follow all recommendations, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced
for Misdemeanor Giving Peace
Officer False Name to 60 days
Sentenced by Judge
Brueggemeier, Nathan Neal,
age 27, of Cokato, sentenced on
04/16/15 for Misdemeanor Violation of No Contact Order to
90 days jail, $1,000 fine; 78
days, $850 stayed for two years
on conditions of probation,
serve 12 days jail, pay $150 fine
plus surcharges, complete
Wright County Domestic Abuse
Batterers Intervention Program
and follow all recommenda-

tions, have no use or possession

of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing,
have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge
Knaeble, Brady Alan, age
29, of South Haven, sentenced
on 04/21/15 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Second Degree DWI to 50 days
jail. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Lemieux, Ryan Michael,
age 28, of Waverly, sentenced
on 04/21/15 for Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the
Fifth Degree to a stay of execution for ten years on conditions
of probation, serve 180 days
jail, pay $75 public defender copayment, provide DNA sample,
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.
Scherr, Chelsea Renee, age
22, of Clearwater, sentenced on
04/16/15 for Probation Violations for Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree
to 146 days jail. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.
Switala, Adam Eldon, age
25, of Monticello, sentenced on
04/20/15 for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the Fifth
Degree to 19 months prison.
Sentenced for Felony Theft to
23 months prison, concurrent.
Sentenced for Probation Violations for Felony Attempted
Theft to 12 months and 1 day
prison, concurrent. Sentenced
by Judge Davis.
Zitzloff, Kelly Rae, age 45,
of Maple Lake, sentenced on
04/21/15 for Felony Driver
Failure to Stop Resulting in Injury to a stay of execution for
two years on conditions of probation, serve 98 days jail, pay
$75 public defender co-payment, pay restitution, have no
use or possession of alcohol or
non-prescription drugs, complete chemical dependency
treatment and follow all recommendations, provide DNA sample, have no contact with victim
or victims residence or place of
employment, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Davis.


Business Brief

R&D Performance does it the Wright way

by Brenda Erdahl

There is a new business in

town and owner Bob Wright offers a unique service there.
At R&D Performance, Wright
specializes in high performance
Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
Located across from the
Maple Lake Fire Department at
115 Division Street West, Wright
is skilled in cylinder head porting, cylinder boring, big bore
kits, exhaust installations and
throttle body installations, among
other things.
Harley enthusiasts from all
over the country - from as far
away as Alaska - bring their machines to Wright to get them performing at their highest potential.
A lot of people claim to do
what I do, but dont, he said.
Wright has been in the business for more than 20 years. For
the majority of that time he ran

his business out of Watertown.

Before that he worked at a couple
Harley Davidson dealerships, including one in Minneapolis, he
said. He decided to move R&D
Performance to Maple Lake this
spring to be closer to his home
near Lake Maria.
As the owner, and only mechanic, Wright can guarantee the
job will be done right. He has
been known to build custommade motorcycles and has even
constructed a Harley or two for
celebrities, but he will also take
time to do general service on his
customers Harleys if that is what
they are looking for.
While he doesnt sell motorcycles, he does sell Harley
Davidson parts. He also sells
parts for ATVs and snowmobiles.
R&D Performance is open
from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.. Call
320-963-6850 for an appointment.

County participates in
annual Boy/Girl County Day
by John Holler

As the Wright County Board

of Commissioners opened its
April 21 meeting, the audience
section of the county boardroom was filled. It wasnt a
group of citizens in for a public
hearing. It was a collection of
high school juniors as part of
the annual Boy/Girl County
The program has been in
place for more than 25 years
and Wright County is one of just
two counties in the state that has
such a program. The purpose of
Boy/Girl County Day is to expose high school juniors to the
inner workings of county government. At this years Boy/Girl
County Day, students from Buffalo, Delano, Maple Lake and
Monticello were represented.
Lori Pawelk of the human
services department.is in charge
the event at the county level and
said the students are selected
based on their desirability to
seek out government employment careers.
The students selected are
boys and girls at the top of their

classes that are interested in

government, Pawelk said. Its
the American Legion that puts
on the event, so there are also
students involved who are promilitary. Theyre the people
most likely to get involved in
careers in government.
The county board meeting
was just the first of a series of
introductions to county departments. After meeting with the
commissioners, the students
heard long presentations from
the courts (district court, county
attorney and court services) as
well as the sheriffs department.
In the afternoon, they heard
shorter presentations from department heads representing the
administration, assessor, extension, highway, human services,
Information Technology, parks
planning and zoning, recorder,
surveyor and veteran services
The benefit for the students
is that they get exposed to potential careers they might not
even know exist.

County Board
continued on page 7

Bob Wright, owner and mechanic of R&D Performance

in Maple Lake, stands by a 2002 Harley Davidson Road
King that is in his shop for motor work. R&D Performance
is located across from the fire department.
(Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Clean-up ordered for

flea market and musuem
by Katie Friedman

Maple Lakes City Council

addressed matters of tidiness and
outdoor storage with resident
John Haack Tuesday, April 21,
reiterating previously-set parameters and setting hard deadlines
for compliance.
Haack, who has been operating a flea market for the past four
years on a grassy area outside of
his developing Maple Lake Museum, recently salvaged a number of large, wooden vendor
tables from the former Osowskis
Flea Market in Monticello Township and placed them outside the
museum building, along with a
number of other miscellaneous
articles the city has already requested to be moved indoors. In
response to a phone call from
city staff indicating that the tables outdoor presence is unacceptable at any time the flea
market is not open, Haack attended the meeting to discuss the
matter with the council.
Mayor Lynn Kissock opened
the discussion by characterizing
items on the buildings steps and
backyard as an eyesore that

residents and visitors have noticed and remarked upon for the
past year. The tables, she said,
have now become an additional
issue, and deferred to City Attorney Rhonda Pagel, who affirmed
that according to local ordinance,
such items are required to be either stored indoors or screened
from public view.
Haack said the tables are
heavy and would be difficult to
move on a weekly basis. Calling
the citys request excessive, he
offered to paint the tables and
suggested they be allowed to remain outdoors for the length of
the flea market season. Council
members said that while they applaud Haacks efforts to bring
commerce and visitors to Maple
Lake, an original understanding
that his business is to remain inside a fence line has been consistently ignored, and remains a
source of ongoing frustration.
John Rivers, a neighbor and
self-described friend of Haacks,
was also in attendance and
voiced his opinion on the issue.

City Council
continued on page 7

Maple Lake Boy Scouts Volunteer at True Friends

During National Volunteer Week, Boy Scouts from the Maple Lake troop helped TrueFriends get ready for their spring
season. The Scouts cleared brush along horseback riding paths and cleaned up around the new horse stables. These
Scouts are working to earn their Citizenship in the Community Merit badge, which involves community service and
other projects designed to help Scouts learn about and contribute to their community. For more information, contact:
Al Loch, Scoutmaster; Bob Tollefson, Assistant Scoutmaster; John Northenscold, Merit Badge Counselor.
Scouts pictured left to right, Front row: Isaac Loch, Jacob Loch, Jacob Jude, Jackson Gallagher and Kenny Nyquist.
Back row: Gabe Riviere, Jack Williamson and Luke Tollefson.
(Photo submitted by Bob Tollefson)

April 27 Maple Lake Fire Department Report

Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department and Ambulance
Service responded to the following emergencies during the past
April 27, 10:55 a.m.: Medical. No ambulance transportation.
April 26, 5:03 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
April 24, 8:12 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Al-

lina Ambulance.
April 21, 7:35 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Allina Ambulance.
April 21, 3:16 p.m.: Medical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital ER.
April 20, 9:43 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department responded to the

following fires:
April 22, 0:47 a.m.: Shane
Jurgens, 2518 County Road 8
NW, Chatham Twp., for a house
fire. Eighteen firefighters responded and received mutual aid
assistance from the Annandale
and Buffalo Fire Department to
extinguish the fire in the singlestory house. Maple Lake firefighters were on duty for
approximately 4 1/2 hours.
April 23, 1:42 p.m.: Brush
and grass fire at 4616 Fillmore

Ave. NW., Maple Lake Twp.

Sixteen firefighters responded and spent approximately 2 hours extinguishing the
fire which burned over approximately three acres.
April 24, 12:44 p.m.: Structure fire at the Don Pribyl residence, 4237 County Road 37
NW, Maple Lake Township.
Thirteen firefighters responded
and found the fire in an outside
wood stove.

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April 29, 2015


Methodist Church of Annandale, 20 Oak Ave. N. 320-2743380
May 5: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
May 5: Celebrate Recovery
Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello
Covenant Church; 763-2952112.
May 6: Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce, noon, at
The V by HH. New members
always welcome.

Wright-Hennepin solar energy info meeting

Knowledge and refreshments will be provided at a solar energy
informational meeting held at Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric
Associations (WH) Rockford headquarters located at 6800 Electric
Drive on Thursday, April 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All WH members are invited to attend the meeting. This is a great
opportunity to learn about the advantages of solar energy and get informed on WHs existing solar communities, and the opportunity for
homeowners to purchase power from future projects. Members will
also have the chance to ask questions of Steve Nisbet, WHs vice
president of renewable and alternative energy. RSVP today by calling
(763) 477-3000.

April 29th Puzzle

April 30: AA & Al-Anon,

7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
May 2: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2015 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
May 4: S.A.M. quilting
group, St. Timothy's Church
basement, 8 a.m.
May 4: Al-Anon and Men's
12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
May 5: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United

Programs & Events

Maple Lake Boy Scouts dinner, auction May 2

Maple Lake Boy Scout Troop 219 will be having a Mexican Fiesta Dinner and Silent Auction to help raise funds for the troop, held
Saturday, May 2, at the Maple Lake American Legion from 6-8 p.m.

Volunteers wanted to clean up Lake Maria Park

And thats the

way it was . . .

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Answers on Page 6

Looking for a fun way to give back to your community and help
preserve nature? Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
(WH) is looking for volunteers for Green Touch spring clean-up day
at Lake Maria State Park in Monticello on Saturday, May 2.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will plant trees and wildflowers, rake leaves, paint buildings and help maintain trails at one of
Central Minnesotas last standing Big Woods. Those who participate will receive a free lunch, and a pass to explore the park for the
day. For more information, or to sign up, call (763) 477-3000.

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives

Teri Pribyl and her Chihuahua of Maple Lake were
winners for the fifth annual Dog
Beauty Contest held at the Lake
Region Co-op Store. ... The
Wright Technical Center named
Peter McEachern and Steven Elliott Students of the Quarter. ...
The St. Tims students performed their annual spring concerts for friends and family. ...
Rachel Latour placed first in the
100-meter race in her first year
of track competition. ...And
Thats The Way It Was Five
Years Ago This Week.
Lake Maria hosted a Kids
Day at the park to educate children and nurture their interests
in nature. Games and events
were held all day, along with a
march through the paths. ... The
boys golf team placed second in
two consecutive meets. ... The
Humane Society of Wright
County held their 10th annual
Humane Walk for Animals at
Lake Rebecca State Park. ...And
Thats The Way It Was 15 Years
Ago This Week.

The elementary school collected more than 1,400 pounds

of coins which added up to
$2,500 collected for the the Centennial Playground Project. ...
Bob Gasel, professional storyteller, visited Maple Lake Elementary School and shared his
stories. ... The Maple Lake Irish
golfers were rained out in their
last two meets, St. Johns and
Howard Lake-Waverly. ...And
Thats The Way It Was 25 Years
Ago This Week.
Heavy winds and tornados
struck the Maple Lake area and
caused damage to several farm
buildings. The Gil Novotny farm
was hit, moving the barn off its
foundation and it was blown into
many pieces. ... Mr. and Mrs.
Sweatt donated the funds to
build an indoor heated swimming pool for Camp Courage.
The gift was given as a memorial to their son who died of
polio. ... Among the 1965 senior
class, 11 students graduated with
honors. ...And Thats The Way
It Was 50 Years Ago This Week.

Wedding Announcements
Couette-Loeffler to wed

Mike and Julie Couette of

Maple Lake and Floyd Loeffler
of Fridley and Jaci Jaroslawski
of Zimmerman are happy to announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
children, Jon Edward Couette
to Ashley Ann Loeffler.
Ashley is a 2005 graduate of
Champlin Park High School
and a 2009 graduate of Metro-

politan State
University with
a degree in psychology. Ashley
is currently employed as a
nurse at Trinity
Minot, ND.
Jon is a
2003 graduate
of Maple Lake
and a 2005
graduate of Dunwoody College
of Technology with a degree in
electrical construction. Jon is
currently employed as a licensed electrical field superintendent
A May 22, 2015, wedding is
planned in Duluth. The couple
will reside at their home in
Minot, ND after the wedding.

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 1-800-3623667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, May 5: Buffalo
Community Center, 206 Central
Tuesday, May 12: Howard
Lake Community Center Public
Library, 617 6th Street
For the full schedule, visit:

Senior Dining Menu May 4-8

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 320-9635771.
Ham and Cheese Sandwich,
Broccoli Cheese Soup, Cucumber Salad, Mandarin Oranges
Shepards Pie, Crunchy Romaine Salad, Wheat Bread,

Blonde Brownie
Meatloaf, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Wheat Bread, Peach
Beef Tips in Gravy, Egg
Noodles, French Cut Green
Beans, Garden Salad, Fruit
Breaded Fried Chicken,
Whipped Potatoes w/ Gravy,
Vegetable Medley, Wheat
Bread, Chocolate Cake

Wellness on Wheels

Wright County Public Health

offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels van. The
WOW Van schedule is available
at www.co.wright.mn.us and
www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth or by calling our
new phone number, 763-6827516 (toll-free 1-800-362-3667
ext 7516). Please use this number for more information or to
make an appointment.
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 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:
Thursday, April 30: Bank
West, Rockford
Monday, May 4: Coborns,
Tuesday, May 5: DJs Hardware, Albertville
Wednesday, May 6: Zion
Lutheran Church, Buffalo
Thursday, May 7: Cub
Foods, Monticello
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
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 non-fasting
test is also available. This test
gives your total cholesterol and
HDL. The cost is $25.

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Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives by giving

blood. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or
visiting redcrossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities
in Wright County: May 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Buffalo Country Store,
101 8th St. NE, Buffalo; May 7,12 - 6 p.m., Preferred Choice Chiropractic, 703 Thielen Drive SE, St. Michael.

Camp Friendship and Courage Open Houses

Opening the cabin doors to the public, True Friends is holding its
annual Open House. All five locations are hosting this event, starting
on May 3 with Camp Friendship in Annandale from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
and Camp Courage in Maple Lake from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This is an excellent opportunity for caregivers, families and
friends of people with disabilities and special needs to explore our
facilities and learn about our meaningful and innovative programs,
Senior Director of Camping Laurie Chet Tschetter said.
Knowledgeable and experienced staff will be available at each
location to give tours and answer questions about True Friends programs, camp rental and volunteer opportunities.
Please RSVP to 952.852.0110 ext.6 if you would like to visit
Camp Courage North and 952-852-0110 ext. 3 if you would like to
visit Camp New Hope. No registration is needed for the other open
houses. Personal tours can be arranged on other dates by calling 800450-8376.
True Friends is a nonprofit agency providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for nearly 4,000
children and adults with disabilities annually. For more information
visit www.TrueFriends.org or call 952-852-0101.

Nunsense, The Second Coming auditions

Are you interested in singing and dancing with the little sisters of
Hoboken? SOAR Regional Arts announces auditions for Nunsense,
The Second Coming on Monday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 5, from
6-9 p.m. at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr. in St.
Michael. Women must be 15 or older to audition. Please prepare a
song and bring sheet music for the accompanist. Dress for movement. Also, bring a headshot, if you have one. If not, one will be
taken at auditions. Performances are June 18-21 at Maple Lake High
School and June 25-28 at St. Albert's Parish Center.

Wright County Tea Party Patriots meeting May 5

The Wright County Tea Party Patriots, on Tuesday, May 5, will
be hosting speaker Michele Lentz from the MN Child Protection
League. Lentz will give an update on the status of the recent Student
Safety and Physical Privacy Act. This bill aims to protect all students rights and privacy, both in school and in activities, and restores
to local school boards and the legislature their role in setting policy
on these issues. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. It will be held at the Buffalo Airport meeting room, located at
1309 County Road 134 (north of Menards). Please join us for an
evening of education, discussion, and spirited interaction with likeminded, Wright County conservatives.

Mock crash demonstration at school May 7

Maple Lake School would like parents to be aware of a mock
crash demonstration that will be conducted on Thursday, May 7,
from 9 to 11 a.m. in the back parking lot. This demonstration will be
viewed by 9-12th grade students. Be aware that there will be multiple
EMT vehicles such as ambulances, helicopter, fire trucks and sheriff
deputy vehicles. Please note that entry to the school through the back
lot will not be available from 8:15-11:00.

Jeff Nothnagel Cancer Benefit is May 9

After a courageous 6-month battle with kidney cancer, Jeff Nothnagel passed away on March 13th. Jeff leaves behind his wife and
children who need your support for mounting medical bills and funeral expenses. Please join in celebrating the life of Jeff and help the
Nothnagel family at a benefit on Saturday, May 9, at the Maple Lake
American Legion Club. There will be a pork chop dinner, raffles,
silent auction and music. Dinner will be available from 4-6 p.m. and
is provided by B & P Catering. Silent Auction will end around 7 p.m.
If you would like to make a donation or have questions please contact: Jeremy Nothnagel at 612-369-2930, Jenny Carlson at 763-6147810 or Sara Stempler at 763-300-2398.

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Phyllis B.
Bruns, age
84, of Maple
Lake, died
T h u r s d a y,
2015, at Cottagewood
Senior Communities Memory Care in Buffalo. A special thank you to the
staff at Cottagewood Senior
Communities Memory Care and
the Fairview Hospice Team.

Mass of Christian Burial was

held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April
28, at St. Timothy Catholic
Church, Maple Lake, with Fr.
Samuel Medley and Deacon
Ronald Freeman officiating.
Burial followed at St. Timothy
Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake.
Visitation as 5-8 p.m. Monday
and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, both at
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel,
Maple Lake. A prayer service
will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday at
the funeral chapel.

Phyllis Barbara Bruns was

born July 7, 1930, in Glencoe, to
Phillip and Josephine (Gehlen)
Bongaarts. She grew up in Kimball and graduated from Kimball
High School. On August 30,
1950, she was united in marriage
to Francis Martin Bruns in Kimball; he preceded her in death in
1987. Phyllis worked in the office at the Rural Co-op Power in
Maple Lake and worked in the
kitchen at both St. Timothys
Catholic School, and Maple Lake
Elementary School. She was a
member of St. Timothy Catholic

Church and Wright County Extension. She also sang in the St.
Timothy Choir and attended
bible Ssudy at St. Timothy. Phyllis enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, shopping and spending
time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Thomas
and Cherrie Bruns of Rockford,
Marilyn and Brian Vetsch of
Monticello, Kenneth and Renee
Bruns of Maple Lake and Timothy and LuAnn Bruns of Maple
Lake; nine grandchildren, Jeremy, Nikolee, Bridget, Aaron,

8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
Pastor: Father John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn Kincs
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions;
4:30 p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Ph.: 763-463-9447
Pastors: Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
THURS.: 7 p.m., Bible Study.
SAT.: Noon-7 p.m., Youth at Monticello VFW Smelt Fry.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship;
9:15 a.m., Faith Formation; 10:30
a.m., Contemporary Worship.
MON.: 11 a.m., First of All Prayer
Group; 1 p.m., Quilters.
TUES.: 6 p.m., Life Around the Table.
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesday; 6:45 p.m., The 112; 7 p.m., Confirmation, Choir.
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
Interim Pastor: Michael Fritz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Fellowship; 10:45 a.m., Sunday
School, Confirmation.
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820, 320-333-8636
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service;
11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957;
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday School, Bible Study.
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS.: 7 p.m., CryOut Practice.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11
a.m., Worship Service ; 9:45 a.m.,
Sunday School.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer; 7
p.m., Men's Bible Study.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 5:30
p.m., Wednesday Night Supper; 6:30
p.m., Wednesday Night Connection.
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
Pastor: Ruth Hograbe
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SAT.: 7:30 a.m., Bible Doctrine; 8
a.m., Church Garage Sale.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:15
a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Sunday School & Bible
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The Marketplace
Ph.: 320-248-6024
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service;
Energized Music and Quality Children's Programs Provided.
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship w/Communion.

Amy, Jake, Angie, Brianna and

Chad; 10 great-grandchildren
Drake, Macy, Lucy, Logan,
Porter, Tyson, Grant, Tanner,
Noah and Makenna; siblings and
their spouses, John and Judy
Bongaarts of Delano, Mary Logeais of Annandale and Janice
and Jim Dircks of Plymouth; and
Kurkowski of Mankato, Joe
Masberg of Kimball and Donald
Bruns of Maple Lake. She is preceded in death by her parents,
Phillip and Josephine Bongaarts;
husband, Francis Bruns; son,

Ralph; and sisters, Beatrice

Kurkowski and Bernice Masberg.
The pallbearers were her
grandchildren: Jeremy, Jake,
Angie, Brianna and Chad Bruns,
Nikolee Turner, Bridget Johnson,
Aaron Vetsch and Amy Wetch.
Mike Miessen and Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox provided the music
for the service. Arrangements are
entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation
Services of Maple Lake.

ZITA M. MANUEL, Maple Lake

331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson and Tom Heyd
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10
a.m., Contemporary Worship.
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m.,
Church Service.
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.
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 763-682-4616 or Visit
www.buuf.us. Everyone is welcome.
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd.
Ph. 763-682-6846;
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
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,
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice.
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
SAT.: 8 a.m., Men's Breakfast; 12:30
p.m., Fifth Grade Mission ProjectSimpson Housing.
SUN.: Confirmation--8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship, Sunday School;
6:30 p.m., Chill Out, S.N.I.P.P.-Nursery Circle.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Women's Bible Study.
TUES.: 9 a.m., MOPS; 3 p.m., Prayer
& Care Meeting; 6 p.m., Grief Share;
6:30 p.m., Chronic Illness Small
Group; 7 p.m., Men's Discipleship
Group; 8 p.m., Women's Volleyball.
WED.: 6 p.m., AWANA Awards
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Worship Team
Practice; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal;
7 p.m., Love for a Lifetime Seminar.
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., Mon., Wed., Thurs.
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
GOOD FRIDAY.: 7 p.m., Worship at
Silver Creek Community Church.
SUN.: Easter Sunday--7 a.m., Sunrise
Worship; 8:30 a.m., Traditional Worship; 11 a.m., Celebration Worship.
Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover; 763675-3003
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose
Elementary School Gymnasium.
8464 160th St. N.W.
Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750
Pastor: Dave Fogal
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.

Zita M.
Manuel, age
85, of Maple
Lake, died
on Monday,
2015, at the
Mass of Christian Burial was
held 10:30 a.m., Monday, April
27, at St. Timothy Catholic
Church, Maple Lake, with Fr.
Martin Shallbetter and Deacon
Ron Freeman officiating. Burial
followed at St. Timothys
Catholic Cemetery. Visitation
was held from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on
Sunday, April 26, at Dingmann
Funeral Care Chapel, Maple
Lake, and from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Monday at the funeral chapel. A
prayer service was held at 3:00
p.m. on Sunday.
Zita Margaret Manuel was
born on January 18, 1930, to
John and Frances (Zwilling) Ste-

ichen in Maine Prairie Township, Stearns County, Minnesota.

On November 16, 1950, Zita
was united in holy matrimony to
Andrew Manuel at St. Annes
Catholic Church in Kimball.
They resided in Cold Spring and
Monticello before moving to
Maple Lake in 1952. Along with
her husband, Andrew, Zita
owned and operated Andys Red
Owl in Maple Lake. Andrew
preceded her in death on March
25, 1987. Zita was a member of
St. Timothys Catholic Church,
the Council of Catholic Women
and the Catholic Order of
Foresters. She also belonged to
the Maple Lake American Legion Auxiliary, Maple Lake
VFW Auxiliary, Maple Lake
Senior Citizens and the Wright
County volunteer drivers. Zita
was a former board member and
chairperson of the Council on
Aging for the 5 county area and
she served on the Maple Lake

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City Council. Zita enjoyed

sewing, playing cards, quilting,
running Manuels Costume Shop
and spending time with her family.
Zita is survived by her children, Roger (Katie), Carol Chandler, Lawrence (Louie), all of
Maple Lake, Alice Manuel
(Karen Bylander) of Albertville,
and Paul (Angie) of Annandale;
10 grandchildren, Jason, Ryan,
Sara, Mandy, Danny, Orin, Kari,
Andy, Laura and Nathan; 3
great-grandchildren, Andrew
AJ, Oliver, and George; siblings, Theresa (Warren) Theisen
of St. Cloud and Rose Weineke
of Cold Spring; and many
nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. She is
preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; son, Bruce;
brothers, Robert, Roman, Joseph
and Bernard Steichen; and sisters, Agnes Hentges and Helen
Anderson Holt.




Maple Lake Messenger Page 6

April 29, 2015

We Act Silent campaign at Maple Lake High School

On Tuesday, April 21st, the

Rachel's Challenge group in the
Maple Lake High School participated in the We Are Silent campaign as part of the We Act.
Rachel's Challenge first heard
about this day in November at
We Day and were excited to take
the challenge. Students chose to
be silent throughout the whole
school day for different causes,
ranging from sexual abuse, domestic assault, or the 31 million
girls that don't get an opportunity to get an education, to many
others. The point of the activity
is to be silent in support of those
that don't get a voice on a daily
basis. Learn more about We Are
Top RIght: Ana Stecker,
Caitlin Johnson, Alyssa
Bergeron, Abby LaTour,
Josie Wagner
Bottom Right: Margaret
Graham, Grace Thiele,
Anna Becker, Kaitlyn Murphy, Katelyn Fuller.

Front Row: Mike Miller, Caleb Hagen, Logan Weninger and Lilly Workman. Middle Row: Devin Woolridge, Jordan
Mortenson, Ben Goelz, Jackson Gallagher, Aiden Staloch, Samantha Price and Lily Feikema. Back Row: Mitch Hoistad,
Linus Brown, Trenton Miller, Ivan Ostland-LaTour, Andrea Peterson, Sarah Walsh and Samantha Kramer.
(Photos submitted by Casey Pack)

Students recognized for their achievements

The Co-Curricular Awards
Program was held on Tuesday,
April 21. The awards recognized students who participated
in Irish Mentors, as well as letter winners in drama, journalism, student council, speech and
academics. To receive an academic letter, students must have
been on two A honor rolls, or
have a 3.67 GPA over the
course of three quarters. The
following students were recognized for their achievements:
Dahlstrom, Advisor: Brooke
Ankerfelt, Brandon Borell, Jillian Goelz, Anthony Goelz,
Mollie Graham, Gabriel Hance,
Ross Hickey, Kayla Hoistad,
Aidan Jude, Madison Neu, Taylor Pilger, Jennifer Pomije, Jack
Seibert, Jordan Sifferle, David
Stokman, Dustin Strub, Brooklyn Toedter, Megan Webb, Jackson Willard, Holden Youngs
Drama-Mary Beth Barder,
Advisor: Benjamin Brinza,
Danielle Klimek, Courtney
Klingelhoets, Rebecca Loch,
Ashlee Martie, Alexis Medley,
Catherine Medley, Madison
Nelson, Victoria Rollings,
Dylan Schlueter, Brady Tongen
Journalism-Jean Elsenpeter, Advisor: Mollie Graham,
Ellie Haney, Hunter Hicks, Jack
Seibert, Delaney Sifferle, Jordan Sifferle, Brooklyn Toedter,
Brady Tongen
Student Council-Kim Fynboh and Jeanne Omvig, Advisors: Shelby Ankerfelt, Anna

Becker, Joshua Bidwell, Brandon Borell, Emma Carlson,

Gracie Elsenpeter, Jacob Fynboh, Anthony Goelz, Katie
Goelz, Margaret Graham,
Logan Gries, Gabriel Hance,
Linsey Hanson, Wyatt Jacobs,
Zachary Johnson, Shauntel
Johnson, Aidan Jude, Kate LaTour, Rebecca Loch, Michael
Ostlund LaTour, Olivia Paumen, Nicholas Preisinger, Ashley Schmitz, Aiden Staloch,
Brady Tongen, Olivia WolffHerda
Speech-Mary Beth Barder,
Andrew Boman, Eric Meyer,
and Ben Youngs, Advisors:
Letter Winners: Abigail Bentley,
Danielle Klimek, Courtney
Klingelhoets, Alexis Medley,
Catherine Medley, Madison
Nelson, Kyle Pilger, Victoria
Rollings, Tyler Russell, Charlie
Stejskal, Brady Tongen; Certification of Participation: Karch
Anderson, Austin Becker, Katie
Goelz, Clara Greenhagen, Lucy
Greenhagen, Linsey Hanson,
Maya Heeralall, Grace Heying,
Kate LaTour, Valerie Loch,
Ashlee Martie, Ayva Meyer,
Emily Miller, Samuel Neutz,
Ivan Ostlund LaTour, Ana
Stecker, Karissa Timmers,
Josephine Wagner
Academic Letter Winners:
12th Grade: Karch Anderson,
Maria Bischoff, Heather Blahut,
Jenny Brings, Chloe Callahan,

Courtney Coleman, Nikolaus

Dahlgren, Shania Fobbe, Greg
Giebenhain, Anthony Goelz,
Jillian Goelz, Mollie Graham,
Logan Gries, McRae Haney,
Kennedy Haney-Goelz, Leah
Hanson, Hunter Hicks, Kayla
Hoistad, Lacia Jensen, Scott
Jordan,Vienna Jude, Dominic
Kaley, Courtney Klingelhoets,
Summer Knudsen, Rachel Lee,
Macziewski, Madison Nelson,
Andrew Nowak, Maya Ortiz,
Taylor Pilger, Jennifer Pomije,
Cal Redemske, Emily Rose,
Adam Ruhland, Andrew Schonnesen, Brandy Seth, Charlie
Stejskal, David Stokman,
Dustin Strub, Melissa Timmers,
Jordyn Trager, Daniel Upcraft,
Emily Webb, Cody Welch,
Jackson Willard, Hayley Zappa;
11th Grade: Brooke Ankerfelt,
Peyton Beehler, Kennedy Gorres, Kaija Johnson, Aidan Jude,
Hope Kramer, Nathan Maas,
Bailey Prowatzke, Jack Seibert,
Jordan Sifferle, Ashley Triplett,
Megan Webb, Olivia WolffHerda; 10th Grade: Emma
Carlson, Bridger Fruth, Ben
Gindele, Ellie Haney, Linsey
Hanson, Lauren Heeralall,
Alexander Marquette, Olivia
Marquette, Ashlee Martie,
Joshua Medley, Mackenzie
Miller, Ashley Rose, Tyler Russell, Ashley Schmitz, Tanner
Severson, Sydney Von Arb; 9th
Grade: Anna Becker, Mackenna
Brown, Justin Durkop, Jacob
Fynboh, Margaret Graham,

Clara Greenhagen, Alexus Jackson, Shauntel Johnson, Andrew

Mavencamp, Linsey Rachel,
Emily Rasset, Chloe Riviere,
Mollie Scheiber, Henry Stecker,
Hanna Stewig, Grace Thiele,
Megan Wassermann, Samuel
Wilson; 8th Grade: Shelby
Ankerfelt, Sydney Bakeberg,
Caleb Beneke, Ashley Carlson,
Brianna Deringer, Gracie Elsenpeter, Garrett Fadden, Justin
Fobbe, Paige Gagnon, Jackson
Gallagher, Benjamin Goelz,
Mitchell Hoistad, Wyatt Jacobs,
Emalynn Johnston, Abigail Larson, Remington Lilya, Valerie
Loch, Madison Maas, Ava Mergen, Ayva Meyer, Michael
Miller, Jordan Mortenson,
Matthew Neumann, Andrea Peterson, Bionca Peterson, Maxx
Pribyl, Samantha Price, Sophie
Reardon, Emily Reller, Morgan
Scanlon, Daryn Strub, Katherine Treadwell, Devin Woolridge, Lillian Workman, Noah
Zander, Madelyn Zangs; 7th
Grade: Linus Brown, Megan
Carlson, Brock Goelz, Katie
Goelz, Lucy Greenhagen, Jordan Gries, Jeffrey Henrikson,
Grace Heying, Rayne Jacobson,
Caitlin Johnson, Kianna Johnson, Mikayla Koss, Kate LaTour, Emily Miller, Ivan
Ostlund LaTour, Olivia Paumen, Aiden Staloch, Ana
Stecker, Luke Stoesz, Karissa
Timmers, Peyton Tongen,
Josephine Wagner, Jaden
Welch, Logan Weninger, Nicole
Wilson, Anna Zaske

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Breakfast pizza (elem. and high
school), sausage & cheese biscuit or
choice of WG cereal, WW toast,
jelly/margarine, vegetable selection,
fresh fruit, milk
Breakfast burrito (elem. and high
school), sausage n' egg-wich or
choice of WG cereal, WW toast,
jelly/margarine, vegetable selection,
fresh fruit, milk
Pancake on a stick (elem. and h.s.),
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vegetable selection, fresh fruit, milk
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cereal, WW toast, jelly/margarine,
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Turkey BLT salad or chicken patty
on WG bun, salisbury steak on WG
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Turkey sub or pizza parlor cheese
pizza, fish fillet on a bun; coleslaw,
broccoli, carrots; choice of fruit,

Amy Kosloski assigned her

5th grade students to write about
what they enjoy doing on rainy
Emma Jost - When its rainy
outside I like to stay inside and
read Harry Potter books. Im almost half finished with the last
book of the series and want to
finish it so I can read them all
again. When its raining out I
also like going to the movie theater or watching movies at home.
To me watching movies with the
rain splashing against the windows is relaxing. Drawing is
pretty fun too. My favorite thing
to draw is owls. Some of my
owls turn out frightening, but
most of them turn out fine. I also
like writing fantasy and fiction
stories. Although I never seem to
finish them I do have several of
them going. I dont always have
enough time in the day to do all
of these things. I sometimes end
up reading over an hour, Harry
Potter movies are pretty long,
and with loving to draw and
writing being fun for me even if
it rains my days are never boring.
Noah Wetch - When its raining I like to go fishing because
there are rumors that the fish bite
better. I think that is true too because I have caught more on
rainy days. I also like finding
worms when it rains, or getting
my brother real muddy.
Cadence Pipenhagen When its raining outside I go
outside and jump on our trampoline with my sister, Alexis. When
we play on the trampoline we
play a game called 1,2,3 What
you do is you jump on the 1 and
on the 2 and on the 3 you go as
high as you can and jump on
your back. All of the rain splatters everywhere. We also like
sliding. You have to jump super
high and then you land, but not
on your feet. When you land you
have to slide and land on your
back. My sister and I have very
much fun playing in the rain.
Bradan Heald - When its
rainy out I like to go to our beach
and go fishing because the fish
bite the most when it rains. I also
like to go for a walk when its not
cold out because the rain cools
me down. Sometimes I go for a
bike ride or play video games.
Alison Zander - When its
raining I stay indoors and read. If
its warm I like to sit on the
porch and talk with my cousin
Kelsey. If I dont feel like doing
these things I like jumping on my
trampoline. On my trampoline I
play Mummy with my brother.
Whoever is IT normally is the
one who falls the most times.
Abby Stoesz - There are

often two things I will do when

it rains out. First I will go play
some games. Next I will put on a
sweatshirt if it is cold and then
run outside and play in the rain
and jump in puddles. If it starts
thundering or raining too hard I
would go inside, lay on my bed
and take a nap, play on my
phone, or watch movie.
Tyler Charles Woolridge When its raining I like to read. I
also like jumping in puddles,
going swimming in the pond,
playing basketball and baseball,
and sliding down a slide. I like to
sleep too. Its also a good time to
play 4 squares and volley ball
and on the computer.
Bryan Elsenpeter - Usually
my parents tell me to come in if
its raining out. Otherwise I like
playing in the rain. My sister and
I used to put on our rollerblades
and grab an umbrella and go
rollerblading outside. Sometimes
I read, watch TV, or play on my
Kayla Winkelman - I like to
stay inside when it rains and
watch my favorite TV show with
a cup of hot coco. Or maybe
clean or hang out with my
friends. I also like to go outside
when its raining and have the
cool water hit my face. Going
fishing is really fun too. Its also
fun to draw the rain falling
down. Or just watch the rain
falling down.
Kendra Jude - When its
raining out I like staying inside
and watching movies while listening to the rain. I also like running outside with Kelsi. When
were outside we like playing
outside with the dog because she
doesnt mind being out in the
rain. We always like throwing
softballs for the dog to fetch. Our
favorite thing to do is to jump on
the trampoline. Kelsi and I like
falling on the trampoline and getting wet.
Sawyer Jurgens - When its
raining outside I like to watch a
movie with my family, read a
book, or use my phone. When I
play outside and its raining I
usually play basketball and just
watch the rain.


Maple Lake Messenger Page 7

April 29, 2015

School News
Mock Crash
Demonstration May 7
Maple Lake School would
like parents to be aware of a
Mock Crash Demonstration that
will be conducted on Thursday,
May 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the
back parking lot. This demonstration will be viewed by 9-12th
grade students. Be aware that
there will be multiple EMT vehicles such as ambulances, helicopter, fire trucks and sheriff
deputy vehicles. Please note that
entry to the school through the
back lot will not be available
from 8:15-11:00.
*Again this is a MOCK

St. Tims School

Information Night May 7

celebrating its 125th anniversary

this year! Take the opportunity
to also celebrate the Maple Lake
school and all the awesome people that have had a part in making it remarkable. Everyone is
invited to the All School Reunion activities and the communitys many events. Find their
posted schedule on the MLs
webpage listed below.
Join your old friends, past
co-workers and graduates of
MLHS and walk the halls and
reminisce of the days gone by.
And of course catch up on the
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Guided Tours - Check out the
school buildings updates with a
tour. Meet in the high school
commons area.
9 a.m. Irish Reunion Scram-

ble @ Whispering Pines. Price

includes green fees & 2 carts.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. MLHS boys
basketball tournament in the
11 a.m. -1 p.m. Meet for
lunch at the MLHS cafeteria.
Chicken dinner: baked chicken,
O'Brien potatoes,vegetable, cole
slaw, roll, coffee and dessert
served by HH Catering.
You must pre-order the meal
tickets.You can buy them at city
hall, at the Star Bank or on our
website at www.ci.maplelake.mn.us/125th and they will
be mailed to you.
*A limited number of tickets
will be available at the door.
1 p.m. POETS meeting at
The V by HH.
Questions? contact Vicki.

praisers jobs like that. This is

our day to give them a look at
the jobs available in the public
While the hope is that the
students will find a potential career in government, there is a
sense of gratification for the
county employees, who see the
next generation of employees
getting exposed to the opportunities available in government
There are a lot of positives
for the students, but there are a
lot of benefits for us as well,
Pawelk said. These kids repre-

sent the future. This is an opportunity to see what county

government has to offer them
and were proud of what we do
In other items on the April
21 agenda, the board:
* Accepted three quotes for
services to be provided as bond
advisors for the county. The
bids were from the firms of
Springsted, Ehlers and Northern Securities for a dual-purpose bond issue. One bid will
be for a new bonding issue for
the ongoing construction of the
Public Works Center/sheriffs

does not enhance the image of

Maple Lake. It really degrades
it tremendously.
Council members suggested
Haack have his vendors move
the tables indoors and out as
they are used, but Haack replied
that given the average age of his
vendors, that solution was unrealistic. After some further discussion, council members
concurred on a three-part directive with a promise of repercussions if not adhered to that
the tables be removed from the
outside area at the time of the
flea markets closing on Sunday, April 26, that items stored
on the front steps be removed
by May 5, and that the museums backyard area be
screened from view by May 31.

In other business, the council:

Conducted a public improvement hearing and ordered
plans and specifications for the
2015 Sewer Repairs Project.
The project will include some
sewer segments that were not
able to be lined as part of the
citys 2013 sewer lining project.
The project area is located on
Sunset Street between Rose and
Elm Avenues and in the backyard area at 26, 30, 40 and 44
Elm Ave. S. The sewer segments in these areas consist of
six-inch diameter clay pipes
that have seriously degraded
and will be replaced with eightinch diameter PVC pipe
through open trench construction. The project also includes

May 7th at 7:00pm for our

School Information Night.
We will be sharing the exciting news about our school's addition project as well as
information about how the additional classroom spaces will
benefit our students from Preschool through 8th Grade. Our
classroom teachers will be giving an overview of curriculum
and we will provide an update
on our new Saxon Math program. Our Middle School teachers will also be on hand to
discuss our Middle School Program, including our Enrichment
Classes. See you on May 7th!

All School Reunion

during 125th
Celebration, June 6
The city of Maple Lake is

Please join us on Thursday,

Links to Literacy
A writing recognition program from students
at St. Timothys School

Kindergarten students at St.

Timothy School responded to this
statement: "I can take care of the
Earth by"
Emma Mauldin: I can pic up
the cands and resicey them.
Emily Kunkel: Biy piking ap
grbig and put it in they gbij can.
David Borgert: Pikin up
Rose Carlson: clean up at
Luke Gendreau: clenen up
papr and thrraing it in the rosicoling.

Alyssa Jude: picking up grebige with my frens.

Tucker Sigler: clenaen arand
the scol.
William Donnett: clening
up staff udr the wodr.
Audrey Elsenpeter: lenen up
the wodrw.
Harvey Elsenpeter: I can pik
gurbig by the rod and thero it in
the gurbig can.
Charlie Peterson: not thooing grbj on the Erth.
Elizabeth Jude: Plant mor

impound lot project. The other

is to refinance the 2007 bonds
for the Law Enforcement Center, where a better repayment
rate can currently be achieved.
Northern Securities submitted
the low total bid of $48,575.
The three bids were accepted
and referred to the next committee of the whole meeting,
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. following the May 12 board meeting.
* Approved a service contract with the City of South
Haven for planning and zoning
services. The contract was used

with the same boilerplate used

between the county and
Corinna Township. South
Haven had its own city building
inspector, but it was determined
that, at the present time, it was
more cost-effective to contract
with the county much like
most Wright County cities contract with the sheriffs department for law enforcement
* Was introduced to Sunny
Hesse, the countys new human
resources director. Hesse was
most recently the assistant
human relations director for the

Great River Regional Library.

* Authorized payment of
$3,182 to the law firm of Madden, Galanteer & Hansen for
union negotiation services conducted in the month of March.
* Accepted the minutes of
the committee of the whole
from its April 14 meeting. The
topic of discussion was a plan
by the City of Buffalo.
* Approved a pair of season
on-sale/off-sale liquor licenses
one for Olsons Campground
in Silver Creek Township and
one for Lanttos Store in French
Lake Township.

replacement of a two-inch diameter water main with a fourinch main. The total estimated
project cost is $166,100.
Though the majority of the
project costs will be covered
through the citys sewer and
water funds, and the sanitary
sewer portion of the project will
be eligible for participation in
the current Public Facilities Authority loan program, assessments associated with the
improvements will be necessary
to cover a portion of those
costs. Proposed assessment
rates are as follows: $1,414.80
per parcel for lateral sanitary
sewer repairs, $1,445.94 per
parcel for lateral water main replacement, $890 each for individual sanitary sewer service

replacement, and $1,175 each

for individual water service replacement. A construction
change order (as the work falls
under the umbrella of the citys
Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Project) is expected to be
approved May 19, with construction to begin in June. Substantial completion is expected
by August, with an assessment
hearing to be held in the fall.
Approved a consent agenda
that included approval of exempt permits gambling premises for the Church of St.
Timothy for its Fall Festival on
September 27, donations of
$900 from the Maple Lake
Lions for the Maple Lake Ambassadors, $2,500 from the
Chamber of Commerce for

Christmas lights, and the following sponsors of the 125th

anniversary celebration: at the
Diamond level ($1,000 and
above), the Maple Lake Lions,
Maple Lake Legion Post 131,
and the Maple Lake Messenger;
at the Emerald level ($500 and
above), Star Bank; at the Sapphire level ($250 and above),
Oak Realty; and at the Ruby
level ($100 and above), Insurance Center of Buffalo, C & W
Spinning, Hegle Doors, Country Inn of Buffalo, Maple Lake
Lumber, Todd Borell, Blizils
Repair and the Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic.
Authorized preparation of
plans and specifications for the
proposed 2016 Airport Hangar
Area Project, which includes
repairing the taxiways in the
hangar areas. The Minnesota
Department of Transportation
has notified the city that the
project is grant eligible, and appears to be willing to fund 90
percent of the project, whose
estimated cost is $85,700. Work
is expected to begin in July and
to be completed in September.
Agreed to a reimbursement
of $5,762.92 from the Minnesota Department of Commerces Petrofund for removal
of an old petroleum tank at the
Approved a conditional use
permit for St. Timothys
Catholic School to build an addition onto the current school.
The proposed addition is approximately 5,000 square feet
and includes four additional
classrooms, for a total of 11.
Adopted a resolution in
support of the need for city
transportation funding and asking the legislature to act. A
coalition of Greater Minnesota
cities has been meeting with
legislators to ensure that cities
of all sizes receive funding outside of the municipal state aid
street system formula.
Approved road closures for
portions of Division Street and
Birch Avenue for the citys
125th anniversary celebration
Brewfest and street dance, and
adopted a resolution granting a
one-day liquor license for the
Brewfest, contingent upon
meeting all state requirements.
Recognized public works
employee Al Hudek for 15
years of service.
The councils next meeting
is Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

County Board
continued from page 3
There are an entirely different level of jobs that kids dont
even think about, Pawelk said.
There arent a lot of high
school kids who say, I want to
be a property appraiser. Many
of them dont even know what
that is. Every department in the
county either has handout information or speaks to them about
what it takes to do a job in their
department. Most people think
of county government in terms
of being a cop or maybe a
county commissioner, but they
dont always know that we have
accountants, social workers, ap-

City Council
continued from page 3
I, along with a lot of other
people, have a real problem
with those tables that are out
there, Rivers said. And I want
to be nice with my wording
when I talk about it, but they
look like junk they really do.
The best place for those would
be a fire, to get rid of them.
Painting isnt going to do anything for them. Theyre just really garbage, and I want to
make that clear. And its not
only my opinion, its a lot of
other peoples opinion, too. And
I, along with other people, will
really be upset if hes allowed
to keep those tables out.
Noting his own efforts to
keep his nearby property tidy
and respectable, Rivers concluded, What we see there

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First time home buyers seminar is May 9

Wright County residents thinking about buying a home are invited to attend a one-day informative workshop designed to help
them learn the basics of home ownership. 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. Area lenders, real estate agents, and other
housing professionals will instruct the workshop.
Home Stretch will be offered on Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. at Annandale City Hall, 30 Cedar Street East, Annandale, MN
55302. To register, call Wright County Community Action (WCCA)
at (320) 963-6500, ext 238.

Ethel Fobbe turns 100, celebrates May 12

Help us celebrate Grand Marshal Ethel Fobbes 100th birthday
on Tuesday, May 12, at 555 2nd St. W., the Dining site. A ham dinner
is being served at 11:30, immediately followed with birthday cake
and bingo. Registered seniors 60 and older eat at the reduced cost.
Any seniors not registered can register that day. Please reserve your
meal by Friday, May 8th, by calling 320-963-5771.

Identity theft informational brunch is May 14

Identity theft, are you an easy target or a wise consumer? Wright
County Sheriff Joe Hagerty will be sharing important information
to help you stay safe and smart. Join this important brunch at St.
John's Lutheran Church in Annandale on May 14 at 9:30 a.m. Simply call Eleanor at 320-274-5460 or Dawn at 612-723-3905 for
reservations, and don't forget to invite a friend. The brunch will also
include wonderful music and a captivating diologue by speakers Jodi
Repinski and Diane Beers of Stillwater. This event is sponsored by
Stonecroft Ministries.

Fit for Life: Holy Spirit Academy 5k is May 16

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The 2015 CHF Walk-Run is now called the CHF Buffalo Stampede 5K Walk/Run. This is the 6th annual family-friendly 5K
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Maple Lakes 125th Anniversary Celebration

Maple Lakes 125th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, June
6. The day will begin with an All School Reunion open house from
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. An Irish Scramble 9-hole golf tournament
will start at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines. Take a walking historical
tour of Maple Lake from 12 to 6 p.m. Maps will be available at local
businesses. City Hall will also have a historical display and video
playing throughout the day. Family bowling is from 1 to 4 p.m. at
Maple Lake Bowl for just the cost of shoes. Don Bursell will be presenting a family entertainment show with juggling, unicycles and illusions at the Fire Hall with shows at 2 and 3:15 p.m. The craft
Brewfest will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sample over 50 different
kinds of craft beer while listening to Mitch Gordon and The Unleaded Band and cast your vote for the Tasters Choice award. Maple
Lake Lions will be serving burgers, brats and more on Division near
Birch throughout the day. From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Outside Recess
will be performing at the Street Dance. Fireworks, sponsored by the
Maple Lake Lions, will conclude the night beginning at 10:30 p.m.

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Patrons of the Maple Lake Library are encouraged to stop in and
check out your family history on ancestry.com for free. If you are
not a patron of the library, you only need to fill out an application.
So come join us at the library, take advantage of this opportunity,
and discover your roots. Library hours are Monday and Friday 12
to 6 p.m., Wednesday 12 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Zita Manuel
continued from page 1
Mom always used to make
costumes for herself and Dad
and their friends. Theyd go up
to the Legion Club for the Halloween parties, said Zitas son,
Paul Manuel. It got so people
were always asking to borrow
the costumes. Pretty soon it became a rental business. I think at
the height there were around 500

costumes. The funny thing is,

over the 30 or so years that they
ran the costume business they
never raised the prices, from the
early 80s to when they closed,
the prices stayed the same.
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Cory Muyres of Maple Lake caught this monster walleye,

weighing in at about 11.5 pounds and measuring 30.5
inches long, on April 13th from the Rainey River.
(Photo submitted by Craig Muyres)



Mason Kadlec, 11 years old, shot his first turkey, a 22pound, double-beard tom, on Saturday, April 18th, at 7:30
a.m. He was hunting just south of Delano with his
Grandpa, Gary McClay, from Delano. One beard measured
10.5" long and the other 6". Mason is the son of John and
Heather Kadlec of Maple Lake.

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Patients and staff at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
Buffalo Hospital were surprised
when a family dropped off 25
"Chemo Comfort Kits" to give
away to new chemotherapy patients. Kits, made for both male
and female patients, were filled
with items such as homemade
hats, socks, lotions, mints, books
and craft kits, all assembled in a
Thirty-One bag.
Ann Truenow, a local ThirtyOne consultant, said it only took
two days for her local clients to
respond and the support was
overwhelming. "Each person
had their own story of how cancer had touched their lives," she
said, "Many of my clients were
more than willing to sponsor a
bag and each bag includes a note


to let patients know who the

sponsor was and if the bag was
in memory or honor of someone."
For Truenow and her family,
cancer had hit close to home.
"My mother was diagnosed with
breast cancer almost nine years
ago. She had her treatment at
Buffalo Hospital and she loved it
there," said Truenow. "We
wanted to give back to the same
place that cared for her and made
my mother feel right at home."
"Our patients have been
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them their Chemo Comfort Kit,"
said Linda Sainsbury, registered
nurse at Virginia Piper Cancer
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"Many were so thankful that an
anonymous person would be this


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like these for a complete
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Truenow shares. She got the idea
from other Thirty-One consultants, where a percentage of the
bag sales go to the Ronald McDonald House.
Staff members at the Virginia
Piper Cancer Institute Buffalo
Hospital are truly thankful. "The
community helped build our program," said Lorie Stemig, patient
care manager of the Virginia
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bags are another example of the
generosity and caring for our
cancer patients from members of
the community."


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April 29, 2015

Maple Lake Lakers season starts Friday

The Lakers start their road to a
championship at home this Friday, May 1st, at 8:00 p.m. against
the defending Region 6 C champion St. Peter Saints. Note the
start time has changed from the
original schedule. The action continues in Maple Lake on Sunday
as the Lakers host the Class B

St. Francis Saints starting at 2

Maple Lake underwent a few
changes during the off-season.
Chad Raiche stepped down as
manager to focus on crushing
balls over the left-field fence.
Robert Bobby Fobbe came
back from Laker retirement to

take the helm and steer the Laker

ship to the ship. 2015 also marks
the return of Albert Carl Marsnik
to the black and yellow after a
stint overseas. The entire regular
starting lineup is due back as well,
giving the Lakers a writers poll
rank of #5 C team in the state to
start the year.

Irish baseball wins two, loses one at home

By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake Irish baseball team outplayed Howard

Lake-Waverly-Winsted defensively despite facing one of the
toughest pitchers the Irish have
seen all year, Wednesday, April
22, at home.
He (the Lakers pitcher)
struck out 15 in his first start
against Kimball so we knew it
was going to be tough getting
runs across. He got us 11 times
and did a very nice job locating
his speed for strikes, coach
Brooks Marquardt said.
In the end, the Irish made
more plays defensively than their
opponent, which carried them to
a 4-3 victory over the Central
Minnesota Conference foe.
Hunter Malachek did his own
damage on the mound for the
home team. He racked up four
strikeouts and allowed no earned
runs on four hits and one walk
over five innings.
Malachek also did well at the
plate, leading the Maple Lake
line-up by going 2-for-3 and
scoring two runs. He doubled in
the second inning and singled in
the fifth.
The two teams traded runs
through most of the game. The
lead changed hands five times.
Maple Lake took the lead for
good in the sixth when a passed
ball scored Malachek.
Greg Giebenhain took the win
for the Irish. He allowed one run
over two innings, struck out
none, walked none and surrendered three hits.
On Thursday, April 23, the
Irish hosted Pierz in a doubleheader. Pierz, a very solid conference opponent, according to
Marquardt, defeated the home
team 8-4 the first game, then fell
7-4 in game two to the Irish.
Cal Redemske reached base
three times in that first game,
scoring one run and earning an
RBI. He tripled in the third in-

Dusty Strub is safe on first after attempting to steal second during game one of the Pierz double-header, Thurs(Photo by Brenda Erdahl)
day, April 23, at home.
ning and singled in the fifth inning.
Nick Preisinger took the loss
for Maple Lake. He allowed
eight runs in seven innings,
walked two and struck out five.
The Irish never surrendered
the lead after the second inning
of that second game, scoring six
runs on a two-run double by Redemske, an error, a ground-out
by Tony Goelz, an RBI single by
Malachek and an RBI triple by
Dustin Strub.
Malachek went 3-for-4 for the
Irish, drove in one and scored
one run.
Pitching for Maple Lake was
Goelz. He allowed four runs,
struck out three, walked two and
gave up eight hits.
In game one we struggled
defensively as we committed five
errors, but it was nice to see this
team battle some adversity and
win the second game of the double-header, Marquardt said.
The Irish will be busy again
this week. They were scheduled
to play Rockford on Monday,
April 27, a team that is currently
3-2 in the conference and 3-5
The Irish beat the Rockets
earlier in the season, but Marquardt expects them to be a larger
challenge this time around.
On Thursday, April 30, Maple
Lake will take its first road trip of
the season when they head to

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. B-B-E
is currently 2-3 in the CMC and
2-4 overall.
Baseball Stats
Maple Lake vs. Howard LakeWaverly-Winsted
Run Hit RBI
D. Strub
- 1
M. Haney
- 1
C. Redemske
- 1 1
N. Preisinger
- 1
N. Maas
H. Malachek
2 2
T. Goelz
1 1
Final Score: 4-3
Maple Lake vs. Pierz Game 1
Run Hit RBI
D. Strub
- 2
M. Haney
1 2
C. Redemske
1 2 1
N. Preisinger
J. Seibert
1 1 1
N. Maas
- 1 2
H. Malachek
- 1

Maple Lake vs. Pierz Game 2

Run Hit RBI
D. Strub
1 1 1
M. Haney
1 1
C. Redemske
1 1 2
J. Seibert
2 2
N. Maas
1 1 1
H. Malachek
1 3 1
T. Goelz
- 1
Final Score: 7-4

Irish golfers continue to do well

The Maple Lake boys golf
team extended their lead as the
top team in Central Minnesota
Conference standings by pulling
off their second team win of the
season, Tuesday, April 21, at
Aidan Jude led the Irish to a
one-stroke victory over runnerup in the conference Osakis,
with his 39 despite cold, 36-degree weather, 30 mph winds and
Aidan had an outstanding
round and came back strong
after a double bogey on his first
hole to shoot a 39. Very impressive round again considering
what we were playing in, coach
Aaron Hegle said.
In fact, all the golfers shot
well despite the volatile spring
weather, Hegle said.
Brandon Borell was the second golfer for the Irish Tuesday
night. He shot a 45.
After the two first meets of
the season, Borell and Jude have

secured the top two spots in conference rankings. Jude is in the

number-one spot with an average of 40.5 for the season and
Borell is in second with an average of 41.
Also contributing for the
Irish were Peyton Beehler who
shot a 50 and Cody Welch who
shot a 46 to complete Maple
Lakes winning score of 180.
Jeremy Mills shot a 51 for the
night and Jordan Mills shot a 52.
The boys struck the ball
well, but we had a hard time
judging the wind. I was very
proud of the guys for sticking it
out and doing the best they
could in those elements, Hegle
Osakis, the conferences
other top contender, shot a 181
for the day.
Up next for the Irish is Rockford on Thursday, April 30. Teeoff is at 4:15 p.m. Then, on
Monday, May 4, the golfers
travel to Annandales Southbrook Golf Course for an invitational. Tee-off is at 12 p.m.

By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake softball team

is 5-0 after five games last week.
The Irish kicked off its winning streak with a 5-3 triumph
over Browerville-Eagle Valley
on Monday, April 20, in non-conference action, but it didnt come
The two teams butted heads
with no real progress until the
seventh and final inning when
the first points were finally added
to the scoreboard.
Amber Klug was 3-for-4 at
the plate and Irish pitcher
Kennedy Haney struck out 10
and allowed only two hits in the
Irish win.
Browerville is a very good
class 1A school that has made it
to the state playoffs in the last
three years, coach Tim Knudsen
said. Defensively we played
very well, he added.
The Irish got off to an aggressive start against Central Minnesota Conference and section
rival Howard Lake-WaverlyWinsted on Wednesday, April 22,
putting up three runs in the first
inning, two in the second, five in
the fourth and another four in the
fifth. The Lakers hit in four runners in the third, but that was as
close as they got. The game
ended 14-4 in Maple Lakes
Haney gave up only one
earned run.
On Thursday, April 23, the
Irish traveled to Pierz for a doubleheader. The Irish dominated
the struggling Pioneers, overwhelming them 26-0 in the first
game and 18-1 in the second.
Both games lasted only five innings.
The Irish had 21 hits and
scored 26 runs in the first game
and 15 hits and 18 runs in the
second game with five home
runs in both games: Linsey
Rachel hit a three-run home run;
Emily Webb hit two bombs,

Morgan Scheiber hit a grand

slam and Chloe Callahan hit a
three-run shot.
When you have 36 hits and
score 44 runs in 10 innings and
only allow one run, you know it
was a very good performance,
Knudsen said.
Haney allowed just four hits
and no runs.
Olivia Marquette picked up
the win in game two allowing
one run on three hits.
The Irish capped off the week
on Saturday, April 25, in St.
Cloud against St. Cloud Cathedral.
Marquette picked up her second win of the season against
Cathedral, allowing only one run
on four hits on Maple Lakes way
to a 10-1 win over the non-conference foe.
Amber Klug was 3-for-5 and
Summer Knudsen was 2-for-3 to
lead the Irish in hitting.
Our pitching and defense
was superb, Knudsen said,
however, we left 14 runners on
base. That needs to be cleaned
The Irish kick off this week
with a tough match-up against
Rockford, a team that could be a
rival for the conference title. The
two teams were to meet on Monday, April 27, at Rockford.
On Wednesday, April 29, the
Irish travel to Litchfield for a
3:30 game; on Saturday, May 2,
they go the Alexandria Softball
Invitational to face Little Falls
and Alexandria at 11 a.m. and 1
p.m., and on Monday, May 4,
they will go to Kimball for a 4:30
Softball Stats
Maple Lake vs. Browerville
Run Hit RBI
A. Klug
2 3 1
S. Knudsen
C. Callahan
- 2 1
L. Rachel
1 1 1
B. Ankerfelt
- 1
K. Haney

Aiden Jude led the Irish to

victory last week at ShadowBrooke Golf Course.
(Photo submitted)

Team scores: 1. Maple Lake
180; 2. Osakis 181; 3. Rockford
193; 4. Eden Valley-WatkinsKimball 195; 5. Howard LakeWaverly-Winsted
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 205; 7.
Pierz 228.
Individual scores: Aidan Jude
39; Brandon Borell 45; Peyton
Beehler 50; Cody Welch 46; Jeremy Mills 51; Jordan Mills 52.

The Catch
by Jeff Plattner
Title Talk
On Sunday, the Minnesota
Wild advanced to the second
round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, with a 4-2 series win over
the St. Louis Blues. The best
team in the second half of the
season, the Wild have thousands
of optimistic fans, hoping that
that momentum will carry the
team deep into the playoffs and
ultimately to their first Stanley
Cup title in franchise history.
This mere possibility got me
thinking about something Ive
thought of often, but never taken
the time to truly look into. As
lifelong Minnesota sports fans,
we are terribly starved for a
championship (sorry Lynx, but
were only talking the four major
professional sports here). Are
there cities/states worse off than
Minnesota, whose last championship was a 1991, Twins World
Series? Conversely, what city is
the true Titletown, USA?
To answer these burning
questions, I first set one very important parameter. My research
would go back to 1967 and no
earlier. Why 1967? For several
reasons; Super Bowl I was
played in 1967. This was also the
year that the NBA began expanding, going from nine teams
in 1967 to seventeen by the 1971
season. Coincidently enough,
1967 was also the last NHL season that featured The Original
Six. In 1968, the league expanded to twelve teams and featured eighteen teams by 1975. In
1968, Major League Baseball
added four teams, as well. So,
while the Boston Celtics and
their seventeen championships
are very impressive, most of that
damage came when the NBA
had just nine teams, dramatically
increasing Bostons likelihood of
winning a championship. So,
since 1967, what has the professional sports landscape looked

Final Score: 5-3

Maple Lake vs. Howard LakeWaverly-Winsted
Run Hit RBI
A. Klug
2 2
S. Knudsen
- 1
C. Callahan
2 2 1
L. Rachel
3 2 2
E. Webb
3 1
Morgan Scheiber 2 1 1
T. Pilger
1 2 2
B. Ankerfelt
2 1
Mollie Scheiber 1
E. Rose
1 1 1
Final Score: 14-4
Maple Lake vs. Pierz Game 1
Run Hit RBI
A. Klug
2 3 1
S. Knudsen
3 2 2
C. Callahan
5 4
L. Rachel
5 5 7
E. Webb
3 3 1
Morgan Scheiber 4 1 4
T. Pilger
2 1 2
Mollie Scheiber 1 1 1
E. Rose
1 1
Final Score: 26-0
Maple Lake vs. Pierz Game 2
Run Hit RBI
A. Klug
3 4
S. Knudsen
2 1
C. Callahan
3 3 4
L. Rachel
3 1
E. Webb
3 2 4
M. Scheiber
T. Pilger
1 2 2
E. Rose
1 1
Final Score: 18-1
Maple Lake vs. St. Cloud
Run Hit RBI
A. Klug
2 3 2
S. Knudsen
2 2 1
C. Callahan
1 1
L. Rachel
1 1 1
E. Webb
- 1 2
Morgan Scheiber 1 1
Mollie Scheiber 2 1
E. Rose
1 1
Final Score: 10-1

Final Score: 4-8

Cal Redemske takes off for first after hitting a pop-up. Pierz caught it for the third out
(Photo by Brenda Erdahl)
of the inning.

By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

Irish softball 5-0 last week

The three U.S. cities that led
the championship charge, with a
combined fifty-six titles, should
come as no surprise. Those cities
are: New York (20), Boston (18,
includes the New England Patriots), and Los Angeles (15). Fifteen other U.S. cities have
captured titles in multiple sports.
They are: Pittsburgh (11),
Chicago (10), Detroit (9), San
Francisco and Oakland (8),
Miami and Dallas (7), Philadelphia (6), St. Louis (5), Baltimore, Denver, and Washington
(4), and Kansas City, Tampa
Bay, and Anaheim (2). Additionally, the state of Wisconsin (5)
boasts four Green Bay Packers
Super Bowls and one Milwaukee Bucks NBA title. So while
New York, Boston, and Los Angeles have dominated for nearly
the last fifty years, who ruled
each decade? The Pittsburgh
Steelers and their famed Steel
Curtain owned the NFL in the
late 1970s. Meanwhile, the Pirates won two World Series, totaling six championships for the
city of Pittsburgh. The 1980s
were Showtime in Los Angeles, as Magic Johnson and the
Lakers took home five NBA titles in the decade, while the
Dodgers added two World Series
titles. With the most championships by any single team in
any decade, Michael Jordan and
the Chicago Bulls were virtually
unbeatable in the 1990s, winning
six titles. Had Jordan not left the
game to pursue a career in baseball, after the 1993 season, they
may very well have won eight
consecutive titles. In 2001, the
New England Patriots captured
the city of Bostons first title
since Larry Birds Celtics in
1986. The Patriots would add
two more, the Red Sox would
win their first World Series in
nearly ninety years and add an-

other three years later, and the

Celtics also ended a lengthy
drought of twenty-plus years.
With six titles for the decade,
Boston owned the 2000s. And,
halfway through the 2010s,
Boston, Los Angeles, and San
Francisco are knotted with three
titles apiece.
When fans think of the
longest droughts in sports, the
Chicago Cubs are first to come
to mind. The Cubs last won the
World Series in 1908. In the
NBA, the Sacramento Kings
have never won the championship and havent been to the
finals since 1951. In their storied
history, the Toronto Maple Leafs
have hoisted the Stanley Cup
trophy thirteen times. However,
their last time doing so was in
1967. But, when thinking of
droughts for an entire city, who
comes to mind? The San Diego
Chargers (1994) and Padres
(1984, 1998) have never won it
all. More famously, the Buffalo
Bills lost four straight Super
Bowls from 1990 to 1993. And
the Buffalo Sabres (1975, 1999)
have twice come up short in the
Stanley Cup finals. But, while
we all may think our twenty-four
years here in Minnesota without
a title, is painful, lets not forget
about the poor city of Cleveland.
Now, theres a very good chance
LeBron James and the Cavaliers
put an end to this drought soon,
but for the time being, 1948 is
the year. Yes, sixty-seven years
ago was the last time the city of
Cleveland celebrated a championship. Since then, the Cavaliers
have made one trip to the NBA
Finals (2007) and lost, the Indians have lost in three straight
trips to the World Series (1954,
1995, 1997), and the Cleveland
Browns, although very successful prior to the Super Bowl era,
have never even been to a Super
Bowl. Thanks, John Elway!
Cleveland, good luck on ending
your streak, but as for us, Minnesota fans, I dont know about
you, but my heart is incapable of
waiting until 2058 for our streak
to end, so LETS GO WILD!
You are currently our only hope.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 11

April 29, 2015

Irish track takes top honors at home, twice

By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake track and

field team won two home meets
last week and sent four athletes
to the prestigious Hamline Elite
Meet for the first time.
Cold weather on Monday,
April 20, made it tough to get
good times, coach Ben Youngs
said, but the Irish managed to defend its title at the annual Maple
Lake Lions Invitational, outperforming the seven other teams in
The home teams depth really
showed, especially on the boys
side where the boys won all four
of their relays.
On the girls side, Jordan Sifferle was named meet MVP by
winning three events (100-meter
hurdles, pole vault, triple jump)
and taking second in her fourth
event (long jump). Both Sifferle
and Scott Jordan were named
CMC Athlete of the Week because of their strong performances.
It was nice to get a chance to
run at home this week, Youngs
On Thursday, April 23, the

Irish hosted the Lions Co-ed

Relay Meet, which the home
team also won. Seven other
teams performed at Thursdays
meet as well.
Thursday was much better
weather-wise with winds low and
temperatures high.
The all-relay meet was canceled last year, so it was fun to
get it in this year, especially with
such nice weather. There were
many excellent performances,
and we won the meet despite
holding a few kids out of events,
Youngs said.
The girls triple jump team of
Sifferle, Brynn Paumen, and
Mackenna Brown set a meet
record, while both the freshmen
4x100 teams: girls (Emily Rasset, Brynn Paumen, Mackenna
Brown, Caitlin Weege) and boys
(Henry Stecker, Jason Webb,
Quinn Youngs, Ben Smail) won
in races where runners had to be
in ninth grade or younger.
On Friday, April 24, the
Maple Lake boys 4x800 relay
team of Jordan, Andrew Schonnesen, Devin Deringer, and Ryan
Kalinowski, along with Schonnesen in high jump, competed at

Andrew Schonnesen jumped 6'3" at the Hamline Elite

Meet. Andrew took fourth place out of twelve of the top
(Photo by Terri Schonnesen)
high jumpers in the state.

This weeks Maple

Lake Irish activities
Thursday April 30:
3:45pm Golf:Girls Varsity CMC Inv
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard
Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball
Area, Osakis., Pierz Healy, Rockford Area Schools District vs. Pierz
Healy @ Pierz Golf Course;
4:00pm Baseball: JV Double
Header Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
@ Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High
School; 4:00pm Baseball: Varsity
Double Header Belgrade-BrootenElrosa @ Elrosa Community
Field; 4:00pm Softball: C Double
Header vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa @ Maple Lake High School;
4:00pm Track & Field: JH Invitational Rockford Area Schools District @ Rockford High School;
4:15pm Golf:Boys Varsity CMC
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted,
Kimball Area, Osakis., Pierz
Healy, Rockford Area Schools District vs. Rockford Area Schools
District @ Shamrock Golf Course;
4:30pm Softball: Varsity Game
Saint Cloud Apollo @ St. Cloud
Apollo; 4:30pm Softball: JV Game
Saint Cloud Apollo @ St. Cloud
Friday May 1:
4:00pm Track & Field: Varsity In-

vitational Saint John`s Prep @ St

John's University
Saturday May 2:
11:00am Softball: Varsity Tournament Alexandria @ Alexandria Jefferson High School; 11:00am
Softball: JV Tournament Alexandria @ Alexandria - Jefferson High
Monday May 4:
12:00pm Golf:Boys Varsity Invitational Annandale Schools @
Southbrook Golf Course; 4:30pm
Baseball: JV Game vs. Kimball
Area @ Maple Lake High School;
4:30pm Baseball: Varsity Game
vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake
High School; 4:30pm Baseball:
7th Grade Game Paynesville Area
@ Paynesville High School;
4:30pm Baseball: 8th Grade
Paynesville Area @
Paynesville High School; 4:30pm
Softball: C Game Kimball Area @
Kimball Area High School; 4:30pm
Softball: Varsity Game Kimball
Area @ Kimball Area High School;
4:30pm Softball: JV Game Kimball
Area @ Kimball Area High School;
4:30pm Softball: 7th Grade
Game vs. Paynesville Area @
Maple Lake High School
Tuesday May 5:
2:00pm Track & Field: Varsity True
Team Sections vs. TBA @ Maple
Lake High School; 4:00pm Baseball: 7th Grade Game Kimball
Area @ Kimball Area High School;
4:00pm Baseball: 8th Grade
Game Kimball Area @ Kimball
Area High School; 4:00pm Golf:
JH Meet vs. TBA @ Whispering
Pines; 4:00pm Softball: 7th Grade
Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple
Lake High School

Out & About

Week of May 1 - May 7

the Hamline Elite Meet. In its

10th year, the Elite Meet works
like this: any coach in the state
may submit a performance to try
to get an athlete into the meet.
They then take the top performances and those athletes qualify.
What is unique is that it is
class A and AA combined, so it's
very hard for a class A relay team
to get in, Youngs said.
For the 4x800, 12 teams qualified and only two were class A,
including Maple Lake.
Maple Lake finished a respectable sixth place behind
Hopkins, Waseca, Wayzata, St.
Mounds View, coming in ahead
of six other teams, including Buffalo, Elk River, Moorhead, and
Bemidji. Schonnesen was one of
12 high jumpers, and he took
fourth by making 6-foot, 1-inch
and 6-foot, 3-inch jumps with no
It was a huge honor to be a
part of this meet for the first time
in the program's history, Youngs
Ahead this week are the last
two practice meets before the
big meets start, Youngs said.
By big meets he means the
True Team Section 4A Meet that
Maple Lake hosts on Tuesday,
May 5th, where 20 teams compete for the right to participate at
the True Team State Meet.
But first, on Tuesday, April
28, the Irish will travel to Rockford, then on Friday, May 1, they
go to St. Johns Prep. Both meets
begin at 4 p.m.
April 20,
Maple Lake Lions Invitational
Girls results: 100-meter dash - 5.
Callie Lefave 13.93; 400-meter dash
- 3. Megan Webb 1:12.50; 5. Grace
Heying 1:14.90; 200-meter dash - 1.
Brielle Paumen 28.12; 4. Lefave
30.61; 5. Emily Rasset 31.11; 800meter run - 1. Sommer Carlson
2:43.80; 5. Ava Mergen 3:00; 1,600meter run - 1. Carlson 6:02.80; 2.
Grace Heying 6:13; 4x200-meter

relay - 1. Maple Lake 2:00.43;

4x400-meter relay - 3. Maple Lake
4:47.50; 4x800-meter relay - 3.
Maple Lake 11:44; high jump - 1.
Webb 4-feet, 6-inches; 2. Brynn Paumen 4-feet, 4-inches; 100-meter hurdles - 1. Jordan Sifferle 16.99; 4.
Grace Thiele 18.97; 300-meter hurdles - 1. Brielle Paumen 52.84; 3.
Mollie Graham 58.94; pole vault - 1.
Jordan Sifferle 7-feet, 6-inches; 4.
Mollie Graham 6-feet, 6-inches;
4x100-meter relay - 4. Maple Lake
57.84; long jump - 2. Sifferle 15-feet,
1-inch; 3. Brielle Paumen 14-feet, 2inches. 5. Brynn Paumen 13-feet, 6.5
inches; triple jump - 1. Sifferle 31feet, 7.25 inches; 4. Brynn Paumen 29-feet, 7.25 inches; discus throw 2. Catie Fobbe 92-feet, 3-inches; 5.
Kaleigh Beehler 78-feet, 2-inches;
shot put - 1. Catie Fobbe 31-feet, 1inch.
Team scores: 1. Maple Lake 230;
2. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
135; 3. St. Johns Prep 110; 4. Rockford 91; 5. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
51; 6. Maranatha Christian Academy
31; 7. Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity 26;
8. West Lutheran 11.
Boys results: 100-meter dash - 1.
Henry Stecker 11.68; 2. Chase Olson
12.29; 400-meter dash - Ryan Kalinowski 54.15; 800-meter run - 2.
Devin Deringer 2:17; 5. Tanner Vassar 2:24; 200-meter dash - 1. Stecker
24.84; 1,600-meter run - 3. Deringer
5:15; 3,200-meter run - 5. Ross
Hickey 12:00.9; 110-meter hurdles 1. Charlie Stejskal - 16.63; 2. Austin
Stuefen 17.43; 3. Aaron Reese 17.67;
300-meter hurdles - 1. Reese 44.09;
2. Stejskal 45.21; 3. Stuefen 45.29;
4x100-meter relay - 1. Maple Lake
48.25; 4x200-meter relay - 1. Maple
Lake - 1:43; 4x400 - 1. Maple Lake
3:40.40; 4x800-meter relay - 1.
Maple Lake 8:44.02; high jump - 1.
Andrew Schonnesen 6-feet, 1-inch;
3. Stejskal 5-feet, 7-inches; 4. Jason
Webb 5-feet, 5-inches; pole vault - 2.
Jordan Scott 11-feet; long jump - 2.
Stejskal 19-feet, 8-inches; 4. Schonnesen 19-feet, 3.5-inches; 5. Webb
18-feet, 9.5-inches; triple jump - 1.
Scott 40-feet, .5-inches; shot put - 1.
Justin Harvey - 37-feet, 6-inches; 5.
Kyle Scherber 33-feet, 9-inches.

continued on page 14

Maddy Neu throwing discus at the Maple Lake Lions

(Photo by Chris Fobbe)
Relay Meet on April 23rd.

Michael Latour hands off to Quin Youngs in the 50-50-100(Photo by Chris Fobbe)
200 boys relay.

The crowd went wild for the coaches relay that Paul Foquette, Ben Youngs, Dean Adams and Zach Bidwell ran
at the Maple Lake Lions Relay Meet. (Photo by Chris Fobbe)

Irish girls golf: small but scrappy

By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake girls golf

team will be rebuilding this
year, like many other teams in
the Central Minnesota Conference that are struggling to find
players, but that doesnt mean
they wont be competitive.
Six golfers make up the Irish
varsity and junior varsity squads
this season, and they will play
under the direction of coach
Bruce Bakeberg who is new to
the program.
By the end of the season I
really think well be capable of
taking third or fourth place in
conference meets, Bakeberg
The girls kicked off the season on Tuesday, April 14, at
Whispering Pines Golf Course.

With only three varsity players

competing, they didnt make a
complete team, but their performances were promising,
Bakeburg said.
Dienna Jude, a senior, and
most experienced of the bunch
(she has been in golf since the
seventh grade), shot a 47 on the
Annandale course. Her teammates, sophomores Ashley
Marty and Katelyn Webb, shot a
57 and 55, respectively. Those
three make up the teams only
returning letter winners from
last year.
The following week, on
Thursday, April 23, the Irish
traveled to Shamrock Golf
Course in Rockford with only
two players. Marty shot one of
her better rounds, a 55, that afternoon, Bakeberg said, while

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Jude shot a 52.

Again they did not qualify
for a team score since schools
must have at least four players
at an event to be considered a
That will all change, however, on Thursday, April 30,
when eighth grader Andrea Peterson steps up to fill that fourth
position for the Irishs third
meet of the season, another
CMC competition, this time at
Were really looking forward to getting a full team ready
to go to Pierz, Bakeberg said.
With those four girls, we think
we can come in third or fourth
at Pierz.
Sitting in reserve for the varsity squad is freshman Clara
Greenhagen, and first time com-

petitive golfer, sophomore

Emma Jude.
All six will travel to varsity
meets, but Greenhagen and
Emma Jude will play mostly
junior varsity for now, just to get
some experience under their
belts, Bakeberg said. But anything can happen, and by the
end of the season, the Irish
could be sending five players to
compete at the varsity level.
According to Bakeberg,
dwindling numbers has plagued
several girls golf programs in
the conference. Rockford competed last week with only two
girls, Eden Valley-Watkins just
qualified as a team with four
and Pierz had five.

Girls Golf
continued on page 12

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April 29, 2015

Legal Notices
That the Local Board of Appeal and
Equalization of the TOWNSHIPOF
MAPLELAKEof Wright County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the
Clerk in said Township, at 7:00 p.m.,
on Thursday, the 7th day of May,
2015 for the purpose of reviewing
and correcting the assessment of
said Township for the year, 2015. All
persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who
wish to complain that the property of
another is assessed too low, are
hereby notified to appear at said
meeting, and show cause of having
such assessment corrected.
No complaint that another person
is assessed too low will be acted
upon until the person so assessed, or
his agent, shall have been notified of
such complaint.
Given under my hand this 15th
day of April, 2015.
Dick Hogan

Clerk of the Town of Maple Lake

Notice is hereby given that Corinna
Commission/Board of Adjustment will
convene May 12, 2015, at 7:00 PM at
Corinna Town Hall to conduct the following public hearing(s):
(Tabled from April meeting) Conditional use permit to permanently relocate an existing residence to a
different property. Applicant: Randy
Stelten. Property address: 10592
Imhoff Ave
NW, Annandale.
Sec/Twp/Range: 10-121-27. Parcel
number(s): 206083000020.
Conditional use permit for the
placement of approx. 250 cubic yards
of fill in a shoreland area. Applicant:
Randy Stelten. Property address:
10592 Imhoff Ave NW, Annandale.
Sec/Twp/Range: 10-121-27. Parcel

number(s): 206083000020.
Variance to replace an 8 x 28
open deck with a 12 x 28 covered
screen porch addition to an existing
dwelling approx. 38.2 feet from Cedar
Lake (min. 75 ft required) and approx.
12.5 feet from a side lot line (min. 15
ft required). Impervious coverage will
decrease from 27.7% to 25.9% (max.
25% allowed). Applicant: James
Kuhn. Property address: 8010 Irvine
Sec/Twp/Range: 22-121-27. Parcel
number(s): 206075000020.
Conditional use permit to permanently relocate an existing garage to
a different property. Applicant: Karl
Enghauser. Property address: None
(Lots 5-7, Block 3, Shelmires), Annandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 11-121-27.
Parcel number(s): 206071003070.
Lot line adjustment to split an existing approx. 3.78 acre parcel into
two parcels, with each resulting parcel to be attached for the purpose of
sale or development to lake lots

across a platted road. Applicant: John

Truenow and Nick Pietsch. Property
address: None (across from 10985
108th Street NW and 10955 108th
Sec/Twp/Range: 8-121-27. Parcel
number(s): 206000082203 to be attached to 206051001030 and
Variance to replace an existing
783 sq ft single-story dwelling with a
1769 sq ft 1.5 story dwelling and 328
sq ft attached garage approx. 56 ft
from Cedar Lake (min. 75 ft required)
and approx. 32 ft from the centerline
of a township road (min. 65 ft required). Applicant: Greg Duppler.
Property address: 8042 Irvine Ave
NW, Annandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 22121-27.
Conditional use permit for the
placement of approx. 500 cubic yards
of fill in a shoreland area. Applicant:
Dale Corey. Property address: 11211
Hart Ave NW, Maple Lake.

Sec/Twp/Range: 2-121-27. Parcel

number(s): 206000024100 and
Measurements are approximate
and subject to change during the
public hearing. All interested persons
are invited to attend these hearings
and be heard or send written comments to the Township. Application
information and a staff report are

available for viewing at www.hometownplanning.com (staff report typically 5-7 days prior to the hearing
date). A quorum of the Town Board
may be present at the meeting, but
will not hold deliberations or make
any decisions.
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M. Stumpf,
age 77, of
Maple Lake,
died Monday, April
27, 2015, at
the Annandale Care
Mass of Christian Burial will
be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May
1, at St. Timothy Catholic
Church in Maple Lake with Fr.
Samuel Medley as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St.
Timothy Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m.
Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday,
both at Dingmann Funeral Care
Chapel, Maple Lake. A prayer
service will be held 7 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Joseph Michael Stumpf was
born April 2, 1938, in Maple
Lake to Vincent and Elizabeth
(Friedrich) Stumpf. He graduated from Maple Lake High
School with the Class of 1956.
Joe worked for Buffalo Veneer
prior to a 30-year career at Ware
Manufacturing Company in
Minneapolis. He was a member
of St. Timothy Catholic Church
and the Maple Lake Knights of
Columbus Fr. OBrien Council

3613. Joe lived in Maple Lake

his entire life and was a big supporter of the Maple Lake Lakers
baseball team.
He is survived by his children, Mike (friend, Mary
Zirbes) of Maple Lake, MaryJean (Shawn) Payne of Maple
Lake and Lloyd (Vicki); five
Micheal Jr., Jillian, Courtney
and Elizabeth; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Tony (Gini)
of Blaine, David (Linda)
Stumpf of Annandale and Leon
Stumpf of Annandale; and sisters, Joan (Gerald) Remer of St.
Louis Park, Marion (Ardell)
Brummer of St. Louis Park,
Evelyn Marie of Edina, Rosemary (Gerald) Wodtke of Buffalo, Donna (David) Turrell of
Ashburn, VA, and Cathy Stachovich of Edina. He is preceded in death by his parents,
Vincent and Elizabeth; former
wife, Evelyn Stumpf; and infant
sister, Mary Stumpf.
The pallbearers will be Ryan
Stumpf, Jr., Dale Decker, Chad
Raiche, Jeremy Schmidt and
Luke Fobbe. Arrangements are
entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation
Services of Maple Lake.

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G e r maine
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age 87, of
Buffalo, formerly
Maple Lake
died on Tuesday, April 21,
2015, at her residence.
Mass of Christian Burial was
held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April
24, at St. Timothys Catholic
Church, Maple Lake, with Fr.
John Meyer as the Celebrant.
Burial followed at St. Timothys Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9:00-10:00
a.m. Friday at the Dingmann
Funeral Care Chapel in Maple
Williams was born May 17,
1927, to Leonard and Dena
(Bruns) Williams. Germaine
grew up and attended school in
Maple Lake graduating with the
Class of 1945. After graduation,
Germaine worked at WrightHennepin in Maple Lake. She
went on to work as a book-

keeper for Le Sueur Foundry

until retiring in 1987. Germaine
enjoyed traveling the world, she
Hawaii. She also found enjoyment in reading and shopping.
Germaine treasured the time
she was able to spend simply
visiting with her family.
She is survived by her siblings, Theresa Nagorski of Buffalo, Rosemary Schlegel of
Spring Lake Park, Ida Van Lith
and Leonard Jr. (Marilyn)
Williams, both of Annandale;
and many nieces, nephews and
other family and friends. Germaine is preceded in death by
her parents; brother, Alvin; and
brothers-in-law, Clem Van Lith,
Philip Nagorski and Lloyd
Eugene Van Lith, Brian
Williams, Curtis Gustafson, and
Philip Nagorski served as pallbearers. Marge Pavlik and St.
Timothys Resurrection Choir
provided music for the service.
Arrangements are entrusted to
Dingmann Funeral Care Burial
and Cremation Services of
Maple Lake.

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After those two top teams,
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Central MN Conference
Distinguished Service Award

House Fire
continued from page
The high wind gusts helped
the fire spread and hindered the
firefighters who were racing to
contain the blaze.
Once it breached the house,
the way the wind was blowing it
just blew right through, said
Borell. You can look at the outside and see which way the fire
When things were under control, efforts shifted to salvaging
personal belongings from what
remained of the house.
Thank God for the help of
the firemen, said Shane. There
were still hoses everywhere
when Bart Lauer helped me get
through a pile of stuff about five
feet high to find my wifes wedding ring and Mothers ring. I
also grabbed Gabes fish, (a 22pound mounted walleye); hed
just gotten it for his birthday.
While many of the furnishings, clothes, papers and pictures
were lost to the flames, others
were salvageable with the help of
the firemen.
After the fire was out, we
assisted Shane in removing the
wildlife mounts, said Borell.

We were about to start the mopup, spraying a coat of foam over

everything, and theyd have been
When youre out there,
theres steam coming off everything and youre trying to differentiate between steam and
smoke. The way the wind was
blowing, I really thought wed
get called back for a re-kindle,
but I went home and took a
shower and went back out there
about 6:30 (a.m.) and then again
about noon and nothing, it all
looked good.
While the biggest comfort is
knowing that four kids, two
adults, one dog and four cats are
all safe and sound, the hard work
of rebuilding lives and a home
are just beginning.
Already family members,
friends, church and classmates
are rallying behind the Jurgens to
help them get back on their feet.
Karina and the kids are staying
with Shanes sister in Maple
Lake, similar-sized cousins are
offering clothes and shoes, St.
Tims SAM Quilters dropped off
a quilt for each child, church

friends are offering aid in many

forms and classmates at Maple
Lake Elementary and High
School had a Hat Day last Friday as a fundraiser for the family.
It was a joint effort between
the two schools (Maple Lake Elementary and Maple Lake High
School), said elementary staffer,
Vicki Rasset. We offered to let
the kids wear a hat to school for
a one dollar donation. We just
sent the notice home in the
Wednesday envelopes and the
response was amazing, Our
schools community really came
together. We pooled the money
and gave it to them to help tide
them over.
I feel so blessed, we ARE so
blessed, for our friends and family, for our whole community,
said Karina. Weve had so
many people ask if they could
help, ask us what we needed our church friends at Holy Cross,
the kids classmates and teachers,
The firemen were great, just
great. Todd (Borell) really got
things going and kept them or-

Suspected ignition point.

(Photo by Vicki Grimmer)

ganized. He made sure everyone

knew where they should be and
what they should be doing, said
Shane. It could have been so
much worse than it was. Another
big thanks to our insurance guy,
Ryan Zylstra. I texted him at
quarter to five that morning, he
was on the phone to me within
10 minutes and at the house by
eight. Everybodys been right
there when we needed them.
What more can you ask for?
Shane, who is staying in a RV
at the site, can be reached
through the SJ Roofing number
at 320-274-7663.

Paula Schmidt and Dennis Klug.

Each year the Central Minnesota Conference honors individuals or groups that positively
impact on the conference
schools activities programs. For
their outstanding service to
Maple Lake Schools, this years
very worthy honorees are Paula
Schmidt and Dennis Klug.
Schmidt, a veteran volunteer
in both Maple Lake Elementary
and Maple Lake High School,
was responsible, during her years
as PIE president, for increasing
the earnings of the Trash to Cash
program from $500 total for a
seven-year period to over
$10,000 in the 2009-2010 school
year alone.
In the nine years she served as
a PIE board member, she has
been the driving force behind the
annual Halloween Carnival,

continued from page 11

Team scores: 1. Maple Lake 225;
2. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
196; 3. Rockford 97; 4. BelgradeBrooten-Elrosa 64; 5. St. Johns Prep
62; 6. Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity 16;
7. West Lutheran 12; 8. Maranatha
Christian Academy 4.

April 23, Maple Lake Lions

Co-ed Relay Meet


Please join us on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm for our School Information Night.
We will be sharing the exciting news about our school's addition project as
well as information about how the additional classroom spaces will benefit
our students from Preschool through 8th Grade.
Our classroom teachers will be giving an overview of curriculum and we
will provide an update on our new Saxon Math program.
Our Middle School teachers will also be on hand to discuss our Middle School
Program, including our Enrichment Classes. See you on May 7th!



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Results: girls 100-meter hurdles

relay - 2. Maple Lake 17.15 (J. Sifferle, G.Thiele, S. Oritz, K. Beehler,
J. Hausladen); girls 300-meter hurdles relay - 6. Maple Lake 53.24
(Brielle Paumen. S. Oritz, G. Thiele);
girls 7-9 4x10-meter relay - 1. Maple
Lake 54.88; girls 400 sprint medley
- 1. Maple Lake 55.93 (K. Hoistad,
Brynn Paumen, Brielle Paumen, S.
Carlson); girls 800 sprint medley - 4.
Maple Lake 2:04.46 (K. Hoistad,
Brynn Paumen, Brielle Paumen, S.
Carlson); girls distance medley - 1.
Maple Lake 4:39.60; girls high jump
relay - 1. Maple Lake 5-feet (Brynn
Paumen, M. Webb, M. Brown); girls
pole vault relay - 1. Maple Lake 8feet, 6-inches (J.Sifferle, G. Heying,
K. Miller); girls long jump relay - 4.
Maple Lake 14-feet, 6.25-inches (J.
Sifferle, Brielle Paumen, S. Larson);
girls triple jump relay - 1. Maple
Lake 33-feet, 9.25-inches (J. Sifferle,
Brynn Paumen, M. Brown); 5. Maple
Lake 31-feet, .75 inches (S. Johnson,
J. Wagner, S. Larson); girls shot put
relay - 2. Maple Lake 33-feet, 3inches (C. Fobbe, M. Neu, M.
Wasserman); girls discus throw relay
- 1. Maple Lake 97-feet, 10-inches;
3. Maple Lake 84-feet, 9 inches (C.
Fobbe, K. Beehler, M. Neu, E. Carlson, H. Stewig, S. Pingel); boys 110meter hurdles relay - 2. Maple Lake
16.63; 4. Maple Lake 17.07 (C. Stejskal, A. Stuefen, A. Reese); boys

300-meter hurdles relay - 2. Maple

Lake 43.64; 3. Maple Lake 43.92; 4.
Maple Lake 43.97 (A. Reese, A.
Stuefen, C. Stejskal); boys 7-9
4x100-meter relay - 1. Maple Lake
50.46; boys 400 sprint medley - 1.
Maple Lake 49.15 (A. Becker, C.
Olson, B. Triplett, H. Stecker); boys
800 sprint medley - 2. Maple Lake
1:46.15 ( H. Stecker, B. Triplett, R.
Kalinowski, J. Willard); boys distance medley - 2. Maple Lake 3:50;
boys high jump relay - 1. Maple Lake
5-feet, 8-inches (H. Stecker, C. Stejskal, J. Webb, N. Paumen); boys
pole vault relay - 2. Maple Lake 10feet, 6-inches (S. Jordan, T. Cranston,
B. Smail, J. Elsenpeter); boys long
jump relay - 4. Maple Lake 18-feet,
5-inches; 5. Maple Lake 18-feet, 1.5inches; boys triple jump relay - 2.
Maple Lake 39-feet, 10.75 inches (S.
Jordan, N. Paumen, D. Upcraft);
boys shot put relay - 3. Maple Lake
40-feet 6-inches (T. Schmidt, J. Harvey, K. Scherber); 4. Maple Lake 38-feet, 6.5-inches; boys discus
throw relay - 1. Maple Lake 125-feet,
2.5-inches (T. Schmidt, J. Harvey, E.
Raymond); mixed 4x100-meter relay
- 4. Maple Lake 51.92 (C. Lafave, A.
Becker, G. Heying); mixed 4x400meter relay - 3. Maple Lake 4:04 (M.
Webb, A. Stuefen, K. Hoistad);
mixed 4x800-meter relay - 5. Maple
Lake 10:09.9 (K. Kramer, R. Hickey,
G.Heying); mixed 4x1,200 meter
relay - 2. Maple Lake 16:17 (S. Carlson, T. Vassar, H. Geyen).
Combined team scores: 1.
Maple Lake 221; 2. Eden ValleyWatkins-Kimball 207; 3. DasselCokato 159.5; 4. Zimmerman
155.50; 5. Howard Lake-WaverlyWinsted 152; 6. Rockford 133; 7. St.
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donated his time and energies to
numerous projects including
serving two terms on the Maple
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