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The Maple Lake

Volume 120, Number 9 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Maple Lake, MN 55358

Inside . . .


Maple Lake senior experiences life-changing trip

by Michele Pawlenty

Girls basketball
preview: page 8

Fall Band Concert:

page 7

Coming up
* Thanksgiving is
Nov. 27
* Barnes & Noble
Bookfair is Nov. 30
* Christmas in Maple
Lake is Dec. 6
* Tree of Hope at ML
Airport is Dec. 6

Don't forget to shop

Small Business Saturday
November 29th
Impact your community
in a BIG way by
shopping SMALL!

Red Cross
for 2015
Heroes Awards
The Minnesota Region of the
American Red Cross is now accepting nominations for their
2015 Heroes Awards. Each year,
the Red Cross honors individuals and groups for acts of great
bravery, dedication and service
to the community.
Our Heroes Awards give us
the opportunity to honor the people in our state who embody the
Red Cross mission to prevent
and alleviate human suffering in
the face of emergencies, said
Phil Hansen, regional chapter
cxecutive for the Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross.
Local heroes will be honored
at the annual American Red
Cross Heroes Breakfast on June
18, 2015, at the Radisson Blu
Mall of America. They will join
the ranks of more than 50 Red
Cross Heroes from across the
state honored since the event
began seven years ago.
The Red Cross will honor
community heroes in six categories:
Community Hero: Presented to an individual who displays
commitment to his or her community by making a positive and
significant impact.
Give Life Hero: Presented to
an individual whose commitment to blood and platelet donation plays a significant role in
ensuring the health of patients in
our local communities and
throughout the country.
Good Samaritan Hero: Presented to an individual who displays courage and compassion
upon encountering an unusual,
significant or unexpected incident.

Heroes Awards
continued on page 10

Since sixth grade, Mollie

Graham has wanted to travel to
Ethiopia when she was a senior
at Maple Lake High School, and
thats exactly what she accomplished these past weeks in November. An excited Graham
started preparing to travel out of
the country for the first time ever.
After meeting with an RN from
a travel clinic to get her five
shots, two medications, and general education from the RN, Graham received her first passport
and set out for Addis Ababa,
Traveling with a team of 25
people led by Karen Wistrom
from Buffalo, who has two
adopted boys from Ethiopia and
is a family friend of the Grahams, the 12-day mission trip
began. The team consisted of
volunteers from various places in
the United States, including
Maple Lakes neighboring Buffalo, Wistroms two teenage
daughters, from Italy, and Graham herself. Wistrom has coordinated the trip for the last six
years. Within that six-year timeframe, with the help of fundraising and donations, two new
care-points now have running
water, a poultry and livestock
farm, and can now serve over
450 children. The majority of the
children are sponsored by families from the United States and a
sponsorship fee ensures that the
kids receive nutritious meals,
clean water, clothing, medical
care, education, and Christian
Graham served at Trees of
Glory and Kind Hearts, two carepoints located just outside the
capital of Addis Ababa. The
care-points were built by Childrens Hope Chest, a charity that
serves children who are orphaned or living in extreme
poverty. The children walked up

to five miles each day to reach

these care-points where they
were mentored and taught by
Graham and her team. The team
split into a medical team and
teaching teams where they divided the kids into equal groups
and the kids rotated every 45
minutes through the teams. The
medical team did vision and
hearing checks, or checked to
make sure there wasnt anything
serious going on with the kids.
The teaching team spent time
with the children doing activities

Thin Ice

like reading the story of creation,

making bracelets, or just coloring with new crayons that they
brought. Graham said she was
just amazed how the children
thought that just four color
crayons were such a huge deal to
them. They also did a lesson on
why music is so important to
worship God, and they made
maracas afterward and sang.
When asked if Graham ever

A trip to Ethiopia
continued on page 9

New school position helps teachers

integrate technology into their classrooms
by Michele Pawlenty

Thin ice at the shore of the Maple Lake public beach.

(Photos by Kayla Erickson)
On Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m., a
snowmobiler was riding close
to shore on Maple Lake when
he broke through the ice. He
was located at Donnelly Drive
and Dempsey Ave. NW in a vehicle when responders arrived
on the scene. The snowmobiler
was not transported by ambulance and was checked out at
the scene. Responders could not
see the snowmobile, since it
was completely submerged.
Rescue efforts were cancelled.
Ice is forming on some
lakes, rivers and ponds around
Minnesota, but DNR conservation officers warn it is too early
to venture out.
The thin layers of ice forming on some Minnesota waters
right now are not safe, said
Maj. Greg Salo, operations
manager, DNR Enforcement
Division. A few days of cold
temperatures dont create ice
strong enough to hold a person.
According to Salo, three
people died last winter after
falling through the ice.
The DNR recommends any-

one heading out on the ice

should: carry a set of ice picks,
check with a local bait shop or
resort and ask about ice conditions and measure the ice.
DNR clear ice thickness recommendations are:
4 inches for walking.
5 inches for a snowmobile
or ATV.
8-12 inches for a car.
12-15 inches for a mediumsized truck.
For more information, visit

Top Left: Mollie Graham is shown here at Kind Hearts,

one of the care-points she visited, where she taught the
kids the story of creation and colored with them.
Top Right: Graham at Trees of Glory where she met a little girl named Workye. Graham said that she was very
sweet and they quickly became good pals.
Bottom Left: Pictured is Graham with the children of
Ethiopia at Trees of Glory. Graham said it was fun to interact with all the kids. She loved how they were full of
energy and how they were excited to spend the week with
her team.
Bottom Right: Graham with her familys sponsored child,
Mekeds, and her family at their home.
(Photos submitted by Mollie Graham)

Maple Lake Schools new

Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) is an interesting new
position this year at the school.
Beth Haglin, the new TIS, brings
with her 12 years of experience
as a classroom teacher and is
currently working on her official
certification as a TIS through
Walden University. This new position makes it possible for the
new TIS to come alongside other
teachers to help them integrate
technology in their teaching.
Haglins experience and certification will be very valuable to
the school. An attitude of openness from classroom teachers,
along with careful planning,
makes it possible for her to come
into their classroom and partner

with them to offer exceptional

experiences for their students. It
also will help her come up with
ideas to enhance student learning using this new technology.
Projects featuring online
communication and collaboration prepare students for the college campus or workplace they
will one day occupy. In the
swiftly-changing global economy, students who have the ability to search for quality
information sources online,
present their findings, and collaborate with others in remote
locations will have an advantage. Even the youngest learners
can practice these skills in
guided, age-appropriate ways.
The teachers at Maple Lake
School have done some great
things with technology so far

this year, some of which are

highlighted in the next few paragraphs.
Technology can be used in
science. By the time students
enter 12th grade, they have written countless papers. They have
learned how to do careful research and cite their sources.
Someday these students will be
in college or the workplace,
where they will utilize these important research skills to find
needed information or learn
about the latest trends in their
chosen field. However, technology can be used for more than
finding information. Students
can utilize technology to present
information to others in compelling and professional ways.

continued on page 6

National Honor Society program

Bart Lauer reported that
Maple Lake froze over on Nov.
21. The earliest on the Messengers computer was Nov. 15,
Anyone with ice-out and
freeze-up dates for the years
2008 to 2014 can submit them to
the Messenger which would
bring the records up to date.
Ice-Outs Freeze-Ups
Nov. 21

The Maple Lake High School National Honor Society program held on Tuesday, November 18th, recognized outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, NHSserves
to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship,
leadership, service and character. Above, newly inducted and present members of the
high school NHS pose for pictures after the program. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)
For more photos continue to page 6.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 2

November 26, 2014


by Harold Brutlag
I havent the slightest idea why, but Mother Nature seems to
enjoy sending us more windy days than calm ones. Id venture to
say had some of those cold nights been windless, most of the lakes
would be frozen over completely rather than some of the bays or
just around the edges. I can wait to go ice fishing and the wait has
given me time to get the ice auger off its hook and fire it up. I also
plugged in the Vexillar, checked the lines on the jigging sticks, the
ice skimmers, a pail to sit on. The only thing left is to get the flipup shelters down off the rafters, pick up some bait and Ill be in
business. .
Im hearing reports of four inches of ice on
some of the lakes, but Im taking that with a grain of salt. One hint
that got my attention was catching walleyes on Clearwater Lake.
Fish shelters and four-wheelers are starting to show up on
Buffalo Lake and if the forecasts from the weather bureau are correct, the lakes should be solid by Black Friday and the weekend.
That will give some families a choice, either go shopping and fight
the crowd, or go fishing in the solitude or near solitude of your favorite bay. Im toying with a late pheasant hunt back in North
Dakota to utilize the remaining time on my license, but that will depend mostly on the weather in the western part of that state. The
long range forecast looks kind of cold, but that would be tolerable
if the wind isnt howling and there is no snow! South Dakota may
be a better choice for anyone with an urge to hunt. Holy Cross pastor, Culynn Curtis, a native of South Dakota, hunted there early November and did well in the Miller area. He commented they saw
lots of hens as well as roosters. Last Sunday he said his dad had
been hunting deer on Saturday, but was thinking about pheasant
hunting his next time out. Those were before church chatter, not
part of his Sunday message. Jim Churchill, proprietor of H & H
Sport Shop, said his party was hunting north of Pierre and filled out
their nine-bird limit in about 45 minutes.
Saturday and Sundays warm-up was a blessing because it
melted much of the ice and snow that had accumulated on side-

by Jerry Hoem
Seldom in my speckled career as a culture reporter have I
had a week such as the one I just
had. First we saw Hello, Dolly
and only a couple days later we
enjoyed the St. Paul Chamber
Orchestra, or part of it, when
they brought Patricia Kopatchinskajareallyin to entertain us
with her family, or at least part
of it.
Dolly was much more entertaining than I would have expected. I could have been
cleaning a hunting rifle or putting preservative in gasoline, but
instead there I was in the very

front row of the Chanhassen

Dinner Theater, where I learned
never to do that again. It was fun
for awhile, but the stage was
right up there, and the breeze
from the cellar was whooping up
to keep the cast from overheating. Through a hole in the facing
of the stage, I could see a white
Christmas tree light. The waitress said she had no idea why
that was there, she had to concentrate on stuff upstairs, like for
example the food, and not only
didn't she know why the light
was there, but didn't care.
There's a lot of talent around

Its been an honor

to serve 6th District
by Michele Bachmann
At 12 years old, sitting in the
back of my mother's car as we
drove north on Interstate 35 to
our new home in Anoka, I could
have never imagined what the
future held.
Forty-six years later, I leave
Congress and the incredible
privilege of serving the wonderful people of the 6th District
the same place where I went to
high school, started a small
business and raised our family
of five biological children and
23 foster children.

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My first priority upon taking

office was to provide the very
best constituent services possible. We protected Social Security, Medicare and veterans
benefits. We helped with immigration and adoption cases. We
would even call U.S. Embassies
at 4 a.m. on a Sunday to help
with passport problems. In total,
we completed more than 3,000
individual constituent cases.
While these untold stories
didn't dominate the headlines,
they have been my favorite as-

walks, driveways and

roads. Apparently the
Tree Frog (right) found
the temperatures to its
liking, too, according to
Jerry Sawatzke. He spotted a slight movement in
the snow from inside his
residence in Maple Lake
on Saturday. He said the
seemed slow as it made
Photo by Jerry Sawatzke
its way from under their
air-conditioner to some bushes where it crept under some leaves
and grass. He said it was only an inch to an inch and a half long.
He figured after being recognized for his part in dog animal husbandry in this column recently hed change the subject when he
dropped by with the photo Monday morning.
The DNR had this to say about tree frogs in Minnesota.
Treefrogs are considerably smaller than toads or true frogs. All
treefrogs have toe pads, though they vary in size among the species.
Species with large toe pads can climb high into trees to feed.
During the breeding season, males call from perches on vegetation in or near standing water. Female treefrogs lay eggs singly
or in small clusters, attaching them to aquatic vegetation.
Many species of tree frogs overwinter in leaf litter or under
rocks or logs. Some are capable of withstanding freezing temperatures by creating their own antifreeze. Their liver converts glycogen
into glucose (glycerol in gray tree frogs) which is pumped into the
frog's organs, preventing ice formation. Portions of their body cavity can tolerate the formation of ice crystals.
A parting shot for the deer hunting season is another success
story from a young Maple Lake hunter, Michael Miller, who bagged
a large doe while hunting in the Hawley area with a relative.
Michael, 13 years old, said he shot the doe and his uncle harvested
a buck which circled around to where he was standing. He is the
son of Pam and Jon Miller and is an 8th grader in school. This was
his second year of deer hunting but his first kill, a lung shot.
Michael also took a lesson in field dressing watching his hunting
buddy before tackling the doe. He also took part in skinning the animals as well as quartering the deer for future processing.

town, and they sang real good.

We had a real good time, as they
say in the song. Not one of the
songs in the play. Just one I
heard once on a record.
Patricia was wonderful on the
violin. Go see her, in her native
Moldova or one of her other
venues, like North Africa, or
maybe Wayzata. Her dad, Viktor
Kopatchinsky, and her mother,
Emilia Kopatchinskaja, came
along with her. Emilia is really
good on the fiddle. Viktor plays
the cimbalom faster than anyone
else I ever saw. In fact, he played
the only cimbalom I ever saw. If
you are new to the cimbalom, it
looks like a big fancy kitchen
cabinet with mysterious metal
things inside that Vik banged on
with drumsticks or flat mallets
or chopsticks or something. It's
just the thing for playing Romanian folk dances, which I
hardly ever do.

They were so good at that

banging and fiddling that the
crowd brought Patty back for an
encore. She did all that in a long
red gown and bare feet. The
other string players were wearing the traditional pointy black
shoes, but Patty needed the bare
feet and a little special rug to
allow for jumping around, as
you would expect Romanian
folk musicians to do. And she
was very pleasant to watch jump
around, too. Emilia and Viktor
didn't do any jumping, and wore
sensible shoes.
Nobody told me, but I suspect Kopatchinsky is masculine
and Kopatchinskaja is feminine,
a little like when Icelanders put
a dottir for women on the end of
family names. Don't quote me
on that. I just assumed it. After
all, I report on culture, not on

pect of being your congresswoman.

I always sought your feedback from town halls, phone
calls, letters, emails, and over
coffee from Keys Cafe in Forest
Lake to Copper Lantern in St.
Cloud, plus many places in between. I listened to your concerns and gave them a voice.
After the auto bailout, Fury
Dodge, a staple of our community in Lake Elmo, was put on
the chopping block by Washington bureaucrats. I was proud to
lead a rally as the community
came together to keep the dealership open. Today, cars still roll
off the Fury lot, and a familyowned business remains intact.
Nothing is more important
to the continued growth and
prosperity of Minnesota than

transportation. Entering Congress, my top priorities were

building the Stillwater bridge,
adding lanes on either side of
Interstate 94, increasing safety
and mobility of U.S. Highway
10, and returning commercial
air service to St. Cloud Regional
Working together with federal, state and local officials, we
made tremendous progress on
After decades of delay, I
helped bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass the
St. Croix River Crossing legislation in 2012. Last year, this
vital project began construction
and is on time and under budget.

continued on page 11

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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.

Thank you to all who helped
make the Veterans Day luncheon a huge success. Thank you
to Harney of The V by HH for
the wonderful meal, the local
businesses for their donations of

door prizes, and a special thank

you to Ginger OLoughlin for
organizing the Veterans Day
program at the school.
Maple Lake VFW Post 7664
and Auxiliaries

by Brenda Erdahl
Hi. My name is Brenda and I
am a stay-at-home mom with
three under seven-year-olds in
the house.
Save me!
No, no, its not as bad as all
I have most of my sanity, and
as for my sense of humor? Well,
youll have to tell me.
The truth is, my kids are
wonderful. They are, not to
sound boastful, the absolute best
huggers in the world. I mean
theyve mastered it. My oldest
son, for instance, gives what he
calls the boa constrictor. It involves all four of his appendages wrapped around me in
a bone crushing hug that often
topples us to the floor.
My youngest son specializes
in the flying leap hug, in which
he launches himself at me from
across the room, the couch, the
monkey bars or anywhere you
happen to catch him in the
mood. My niece, who I have the
joy of watching each day, tried
his flying leap hug one day. It
was so authentic and enthusiastic I nearly cried, and then I did
when her knee caught me
solidly in the stomach. Oof!
But if my kids are great huggers, they are even better
They are dynamo at those
sweet pecks on the cheek, and
those butterfly kisses across the
face are to die for. But the best
are the puppy kisses, the slobbery, wet licks of a three-yearold pretending to be a puppy.
Yes, those are wonderful. . .
My munchkins are incredibly
imaginative, too, always pretending to be animals, and the
louder the animal is the better.
And they are so talented. You
should hear how they howl like
a wolf and hoot like an owl.
Then again, maybe you have. If
you live within the Maple Lake
city limits there is a good chance
of it.
It was so cute the other day
when they were pretending to be
cats; the way they rolled around
on the floor, hissing and
screeching and scratching.
But mom, cats scratch, my
son argued with that knowledgeable air only a slightly offended three-year-old can
Yes, I said mildly as I
tended to a battle wound on my
older sons neck, but not nice
kitties. Lets pretend to be nice
Really my only complaint

about being a stay-at-home

mom is the solitude, that lack of
adult contact.
For 12 years I worked for
community newspapers which
are a small towns social hub.
People came and went all
day long with news, gossip and
what-not. Some we turned into
stories, some we just listened to
with a smile on our faces. When
I decided to stay at home with
the kids three years ago, I was
suddenly adrift in the solitude of
my own home.
I missed conversations where
the topics were something other
than Pete The Cats new shoes,
or why the Power Rangers always have to kill the bad guys
twice to win. Who knows?
In my angst Ive found myself participating in some odd
behavior. Lately Ive been dragging the kids down the block
two or three times a day under
the guise of getting the mail
when I, and probably the kids,
too, know perfectly well the
mail only comes once a day and
its usually not before noon. We
do this, of course, on the off
chance that my neighbor is outside pruning her bushes. In my
defense, these chats are sometimes the only way I find out
what is happening in the outside
There have been some embarrassing ramifications of my
loneliness as well. Like the time
I tried to engage a random caller
in a conversation about the price
of milk and how horrendous it
is, only to discover I was ranting
to a recording. I had apparently
won a cruise.
There was a point last winter
when I had such a bad case of
cabin fever I let a vacuum
cleaner salesman in off the
streets to clean my carpets.
We dont even have carpets!
We have all wood floors!
Happily, Ill be covering
sports for the Messenger this
winter which should get me out
of the house enough to satiate
my need for adult conversation
and diminish the side-effects of
being a stay-at-home mom.
Now youre probably wondering what the moral of this
long and unwieldy tale is.
Well, I dont really have one.
Im no Aesop.
But maybe I can offer something: dont let a vacuum
cleaner salesman into your
house if youre feeling lonely.
Thats how a family with no carpeting ended up with a very expensive Kirby.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 3

November 26, 2014

Nov. 24 Wright County

Sheriffs report
On November 16, Adam Jorgen Frydenlund, 23, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of 3rd degree DWI.
On November 17, Salminieo
Motten, 34, of St. Cloud, was arrested in Benton County on a
Wright County warrant for credit
card fraud.
On November 17, Bryan
Charles Westerlund, 26, of
Rockford, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of 2nd degree
sale of a controlled substance
and flee on foot.
On November 17, Roxanne
Marie Holm, 34, of Monticello,
was arrested in Buffalo on a
Wright County warrant for 3rd
degree DWI.
On November 17, Brian Jay
Dalbec, 52, of St. Michael, was
arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for theft.
On November 18, Matthew
Joseph Deets, 29, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of domestic abuse.
On November 18, Brandon
Dean Wright, 22, no permanent
address, was arrested in Buffalo
on Wright County warrants for
2nd and 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.
On November 18, Jose Dejesus Martinez, 30, of Annandale,
was arrested in Annandale on the
charges of domestic assault
strangulation, interfere with 911
call and 5th degree assault.
On November 18, Douglas
Roger Johnson, 47, of Cokato,
was arrested in Cokato on the
charges of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety
and domestic assault.
On November 18, Eric Ernest
LaVerne Stenmark, 42, of South
Haven, was arrested in South
Haven on the charges of interfere with 911 call and domestic
On November 19, Eric Lee
Proffit, 29, of Maple Lake, was
arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for 4th degree
criminal sexual conduct.
On November 19, Lance
Melvin Kluver, 32, of Delano,
was arrested in Franklin Township on a Scott County warrant
for a 5th degree controlled substance violation.
On November 19, Nathan
Walter Buranen, 23, of Annandale, was arrested in Maple Lake
on a Wright County warrant for
a 3rd degree controlled substance violation.
On November 19, Todd Lowell Stenmark, 46, of Cokato, was
arrested in Cokato on Wright
County warrants for domestic
abuse and violation of a domestic abuse no contact order.
On November 19, Joshua Lee
Prescott, 27, of Monticello, was
arrested in Redwood County on
a Wright County warrant for 5th
degree controlled substance violation.
On November 19, John
Charles Patnode, 50, of St.
Michael, was arrested in Buffalo
on a Wright County warrant for
a conditional release violation.
On November 19, Jeremy
David Wurm, 28, of Maple
Lake, was arrested in Maple
Lake on the charge of 5th degree
possession of a controlled substance.
On November 19, Ryan
Michael Lemieux, 28, of Maple
Lake, was arrested in Maple

Lake on the charge of 5th degree

possession of a controlled substance.
On November 19, Leonard
William Driscoll, 29, of Maple
Lake, was arrested in Otsego on
a MN Department of Corrections warrant for motor vehicle
On November 19, Guy Lane
Johnson, 19, of Buffalo, was arrested in Maple Lake on the
charge of 3rd degree DWI.
On November 20, Matthew
James Wagner, 22, of St. Cloud,
was arrested in Benton County
on a Wright County warrant for
minor consumption.
On November 20, Katie Lynn
Karpitski, 24, of St. Michael,
was arrested in Hennepin
County on Wright County warrants for domestic assault and violation of a domestic abuse no
contact order.
On November 20, Joseph Edward Frieler, 27, of Cokato, was
arrested in Southside Township
on the charge of 5th degree controlled substance violation.
On November 21, Amanda
Elena Mohs, 33, of Clearwater,
was arrested in Buffalo on a MN
Department of Corrections warrant for parole violations.
On November 21, Ricky
Lawrence Dalbec, 47, of Waverly, was arrested in Delano on
a Wright County warrant for
fleeing an officer.
On November 21, Lindy
Marie Suedel, 28, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of 3rd degree DWI.
On November 22, Trenton
Trevor Naffziger, 24, of Plymouth, was arrested in Hasty on
the charge of 3rd degree DWI
and obstruction with force.
On November 22, Brandon
Woodrow Ford, 25, of Delano,
was arrested in Delano on a
Clayton County Iowa warrant
for escape.
On November 22, Moreno
Luis Pasaye, 23, of Arcadia WI,
was arrested in St. Michael on
the charges of 3rd degree DWI
and 2nd degree test refusal.
On November 22, Wesley
William Paumen, 22, of Maple
Lake, was arrested in Maple
Lake on a Wright County warrant for underage consumption.
On November 22, Aaron
Charles Stevens, 54, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello
on the charge of violation of a
domestic abuse no contact order.
On November 23, Charles
Marvin Amacher, 44, of Buffalo,
was arrested in St. Michael on
the charge of 3rd degree refusal
to test.
On November 23, Rhiannon
Lyn Sanchez, 26, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Monticello on a
Wright County warrant for theft.
On November 23, Amie Jo
Zavaleta, 31, of Montrose, was
arrested in Montrose on a Wright
County warrant for aiding an offender to avoid arrest.
There were 40 property damage accidents, 9 personal injury
accidents, 1 hit and run accidents
and 20 car-deer accidents.
There were 6 arrests for DWI,
no underage consumption arrests, 1 school bus stop arm violation and 90 tickets for
miscellaneous traffic violations
reported this week.

Board defers decision on changes to drug testing policy

by John Holler

When it comes to changing

county policies, the Wright
County Board has a tendency to
be deliberate in its actions. At
the Nov. 18 meeting of the
Wright County Board of Commissioners, when the board was
asked to approve significant revisions to the countys drug and
alcohol workplace testing policy, one commissioner cried
Commissioner Charlie Borrell objected to the plan to simply pass the changes without any
review or commissioner input.
The current policy was enacted
in 2004 and the previous policy
didnt include the entire state
statute that guides the county
policy. Borrell said its strange
that the county board would be
asked to adopt the changes practically sight unseen.
Just to take the metal detectors out, it took four to six
months, Borrell said. Here is a

county policy that I just saw in

the board packet and now Im
expected to vote on it?
Borrell voiced his objection
that the changes havent been
discussed or what the ramifications could be. Borrell said the
old policy went above and beyond what the state requires and
doesnt know how the new policy differs from the state statute.
It was explained that the changes
will involve including the entire
state statute instead of portions
of it, but Borrell said he
wouldnt support approving the
revisions without having at least
some discussion about it.
Im not going to rush
through this, Borrell said. I refuse. We havent even discussed
this or airedit out to have the
question heard. There are costs
involved that havent been part
of this policy.
At Borrells request, the
board referred discussion of the
policy changes to the personnel
committee that was scheduled to

meet Nov. 21. The item will be

returned to the Nov. 25 board
meeting for approval.
In other items on the Nov. 19
agenda, the board:
Agreed to enter into a contract with Kraus-Anderson to be
the countys construction manager for the Public Works Building project. The cost will be a
$528,000. The Kraus-Anderson
proposal wasnt the least expensive, but the firm was selected
because of its wealth of public
works project experience.
Approved a request from
the highway department to advance encumber $815,500 in
state aid highway funds from the
Minnesota Department of Transportation. The figure is $1 million less than the county
encumbered in 2014.
Authorized signatures on an
agreement with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service and Ducks
Unlimited to install an underground pipeline and a water con-

trol structure in Victor Township. The area has consistently

suffered from flooding issues, as
well as the introduction of rough
fish like carp and bullheads. The
area currently has a cement drain
tile that runs through the properties in question and it has failed
several times in the past. The
purpose of the structure is to
lower the water level temporarily to kill off the fish and improve the water quality.
Construction is expected to take
place next summer.
Approved several position
replacements in the highway,
human services, sheriff and corrections departments. Most of
the positions that were requested
to be backfilled were replacing
employees who are retiring.
Set a tax forfeited committee meeting for 8:15 a.m. prior to
the Nov. 25 board meeting to set
the minimum big price for a
blighted land parcel in the City
of Montrose.

City Council paves way for used car lot

by Katie Friedman

Byron Tilus, owner of Special

T Auto Sales, addressed the
Maple Lake City Council at its
most recent meeting, Tuesday,
Nov. 18, with concerns over recent changes to the B-2 Highway
Business Zoning District and
how they might affect his car lot.
Tilus said he had been out of
town in September when the
citys planning and zoning commission had recommended and
the council had approved a
number of amendments to the
changes, pertaining to appropriate uses for the highway business
zoning district, included an adjustment for used car dealerships, from a permitted use to an

interim one.
I would like to appeal and
have the dealership reinstated as
it was, he told the council.
With a dealership license suspended since 2011 and a lot
thats been empty three years,
Tilus explained that the federal
Cash for Clunkers program had
caused the closure of many dealerships, and that mega-dealer
Denny Heckers illegal machinations had cost bond dealers $13
million, leading to further injury
to smaller dealerships.
Northenscold asked if permitted
use could be grandfathered in for
the dealership. City Attorney
Rhonda Pagel responded that as
Tilus had no current license with
the state, grandfathering is not an

Nov. 23 Maple Lake

Fire Department Report
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department and Ambulance
Service responded to the following emergencies during the past
Nov. 23, 8:26 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
Nov. 22, 7:02 p.m.: False
Nov. 22, 4:38 p.m.: 2984
Donnelly Dr., Maple Lake Twp.
Snowmobile went through the
ice on Maple Lake. Driver was
located at Donnelly Dr. and
Dempsey Ave. NW in a vehicle.
Rescue effort was cancelled.
Eleven firefighters also responded to the page.
Nov. 22, 11:19 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
Nov. 21, 3:17 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Allina
Nov. 21, 9:12 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Allina
Nov. 19, 6:27 p.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Nov. 19, 11:15 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by CentraCare Health Care ambulance.
Nov. 18, 4:39 a.m.: Medical.

Patient transported by Allina

Nov. 17, 10:00 p.m: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Nov. 17, 4:28 p.m.: Two-vehicle accident, Hwy. 55 and Hart
Ave. NW, Albion Twp. One patient transported by Maple Lake
Ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital ER.
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department responded to the following incidents:
Nov. 19, 5:55 p.m., to auto accidents at Hwy. 55 and Spruce
Ave. NW, Maple Lake; and
County Road 37 and Dempsey
Ave. NW, Maple Lake Twp. The
accident at Hwy. 55 and Spruce
was cancelled by the Wright
County Sheriffs Department
and ambulance transportation
was not required at the County
Road 37 and Dempsey Ave. incident.
Nov. 23, 6:18 a.m.: Structure
fire at Loren Lee residence, 307
Oriole Ave., Maple Lake.
The storage shed and a fish
house were totally engulfed
when the fire-fighters arrived. A
dog, kennelled outside with an
entrance into the shed, was released.
Twenty firefighters responded
to the early morning page.

option, though Tilus contended

that as his license application
was in the works, it should be allowed.
Pagel pointed out that his
dealership is nevertheless currently allowed under the
amended ordinance, though now
as an interim use. Any prospective purchaser, she added, could
also receive an interim use permit, provided stipulations set by
the city were met.
Mayor Lynn Kissock said that
as Special T had been an existing
business regardless of its current dormant appearance Tilus
would need to apply for an IUP,
but suggested that the council
also make some sort of concession on the citys $300 application fee.

I dont want to see business

people go out of business,
Kissock said. But on the other
hand, I want to make sure the
image Maple Lake has is not a
A motion was passed that if
Tilus wishes to pursue an IUP his
application fee will be reduced to
In other business, the council:
Heard a report from Kissock
on a recent joint board meeting
of the Trailblazers Joint Powers
and the Wright County Area
Transportation (WCAT), on
which she represents the City of
Maple Lake and serves as vice

City Council
continued on page 10

Thanksgiving dinner
at Senior Dining

Some senior patrons enjoyed sitting down at decorated

tables for their annual Thanksgiving dinner with all the
trimmings, including that scrumptious pumpkin pie and
whipped cream, at Maple Lake Senior Dining on Wednesday, Nov. 19th. (Photo by Michele Pawlenty)

A day on the farm

Nov. 17 Wright County Attorneys report

Brown, Dustin Hunter, age
18, of Annandale, sentenced on
11/18/14 for Felony Burglary in
the Second Degree to a stay of
execution for ten years on conditions of probation, serve 120
days jail, pay $50 fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public defender
co-payment, obtain permission
before leaving the state, pay
restitution, undergo a chemical
dependency assessment and follow all recommendations, including chemical dependency
treatment, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, undergo a psychological
assessment and follow all recommendations, undergo counseling
recommendations, remain med-

ically compliant, have no contact

with victim, provide DNA sample, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,
write a letter of apology, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced for Probation Violations
for Felony Burglary in the Second Degree to 120 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Bruska, Jennifer Kim, age
32, of Buffalo, sentenced on
11/14/14 for Misdemeanor Domestic Assault to 90 days jail,
$50 fine; 80 days stayed for two
years on conditions of probation,
serve 10 days jail, pay $50 fine
plus surcharges, have no use or
possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to
random testing, attend a support
group, remain medically compli-

ant, undergo counseling and follow all recommendations, undergo chemical dependency
treatment and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous
weapons, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.
Dalbec, Brian Jay, 52, of St.
Michael, sentenced on 11/24/14
for Probation Violations for
Felony Theft to 30 days jail.
Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Espelund, Roger Thomas
Leo, age 41, sentenced on
11/17/14 for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree to a stay of execution for
five years on conditions of probation, serve 27 days jail, pay
$100 fine plus surcharges, pay

$75 public defender co-payment,

obtain permission before leaving
the state, undergo a chemical dependency assessment and follow
all recommendations, have no
use or possession of alcohol or
non-prescription drugs, submit
to random testing, have no use or
possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, provide DNA
sample, have no same or similar
violations. Sentenced by Judge
Grega, Bryan Thomas, age
36, of South Haven, sentenced
on 11/17/14 for Probation Violations for Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the Third Degree
to 3 days jail. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.

continued on page 10

(Photo by Charlene Wurm)

The students of St. Timothys Parish School exceeded
their goal of $18,000 by $500 at the St. Tims Marathon last
October. For doing such, the students were rewarded with
an all school lock-in where a challenge was set between
Principal Dawn Kincs (left) and Father Meyer (right) as to
who could bring in the most money for non-profit education, with the loser having to spend a day on the farm. The
competition ended in a tie and both spent a Saturday
working from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the farm of Sarah and
Adam Goelz. Students and parents were invited to join
in the day's festivities. Peter Jude served a hot dog lunch
on behalf of the Knights of Columbus.

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November 26, 2014


dale, 20 Oak Ave. N. 320-2743380
Dec. 2: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
Dec. 2: Celebrate Recovery
Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello
Covenant Church; 763-2952112.
Dec. 3: Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce, noon, at
Maple Lake Bowl. New members welcome.

And thats the

way it was . . .
A group of Wright County
Human Services employees had
stepped forward to remember
the son of a co-worker. Two
miles of Cty. Rd. 7 south of
Maple Lake was adopted as a
memorial to Michael DeMars,
son of Kathy and Larry DeMars,
who had died just over a year
ago in a car crash on Cty. Rd. 7.
... The Elsenpeter family of Joe
and children, Lori, Ryan and
Taylor, returned home for
Thanksgiving, a week after they
were in a serious crash. ...
Wright County Public Health
held a successful H1N1 vaccine
clinic, giving out 1,576 doses of
the vaccine to mainly families
with young children at the Buffalo
School.... And Thats The Way
It Was Five Years Ago This
Maple Lakes Thanksgiving
Eve ecumenical service gave
local residents an opportunity to
show their appreciation by
bringing food shelf items for the
less fortunate. ... Camp Friendship opened their kitchen for
baking parties at which members of the community could
volunteer to bake goods for
themselves and for those with
disabilities. ... Pat and Shelley
McAlpine of Maple Lake were
happy to announce the birth of
their son, Dawson Thomas
McAlpine, grandson of John and
Rita McAlpine and Mike and
Kathy Phillipp of St. Joseph. ...
And Thats The Way It Was 15
Years Ago This Week.

Wellness on Wheels

Wright County Public Health

offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
van. For WOW van sites, appointments or questions, call
Rosemary at 682-7717 or toll
free, 1-800-362-3667, Ext.
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 Assis-

Maple Lakes downtown

took on a festive atmosphere
Monday when a crew from
Wright-Hennepin Co-op Electric
Association gave the maintenance department a lift with the
holiday decorations. ... The
Maple Lake Farmers Union
Local was set to have a childrens Christmas party at St.
Timothys School. ... Orin and
Kari Manuel announced the arrival of their new baby brother,
Andrew Sylvester, son of
Lawrence and Louise Manuel of
Maple Lake. ... On a Friday afternoon, Simon Dykhuizen visited Mrs. Albert Dykhuizen at
the care center in Annandale. ...
And Thats The Way It Was 25
Years Ago This Week.
Dave Manuel was elected
president of the Maple Lake
Commercial Club at a reactivation meeting. ... Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Thanksgiving Day dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Swanson and family of Monticello. ...
Michael W. Paumen, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wildfred Paumen, recently departed Minneapolis via
jet aircraft enroute to Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio,
Texas after enlisting in the
United States Air Force. ...
Ronald Klemz of Pella, Iowa
called on Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Dykhuizen and Simon on a Sunday afternoon. ... And Thats
The Way It Was 50 Years Ago
This Week.

tance in Accessing Resources.

For appointments or questions, call 763-682-7717, or tollfree at 1-800-362-3667, ext.
7717. For immunizations, bring
past immunization records to
the van, if available. * Van
hours Monday through Thursday are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Monday, December 1:
Coborns, Clearwater
Tuesday, December 2: DJs
Hardware, Albertville
Wednesday, December 3:
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo
Thursday, December 4:
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.

Book Fair in Maple Grove Sunday

November 26th Puzzle

Nov. 29: AA, 7:30 p.m.,

Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Dec. 1: S.A.M. quilting
group, St. Timothy's Church
basement, 8 a.m.
Dec. 1: Al-Anon and
Men's 12 Step Group, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Dec. 2: Maple Lake City
Council, 7 p.m., city hall.
Dec. 2: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United
Methodist Church of Annan-

Programs & Events

The Barnes & Noble book store in Maple Grove is sponsoring a
book fair for the Maple Lake Library on Sunday, Nov. 30. A percentage of just about everything you purchase at Barnes & Noble
that day will be contributed to the library. Just let the cashier know
that you would like to support the library.
People who are not able to attend the book fair at the Maple
Grove store on the 30th may visit any other Barnes & Noble store
that day and present a voucher or let the store know you would like
to support the Maple Lake Library. Items may also be ordered online
from Barnes & Noble anytime from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. Maple
Lake Library's book fair order # is ID 11463684. Vouchers are available at the library and at several businesses.

Heres How It Works:

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into
nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must
fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once
in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in
which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already
provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier
it gets to solve the puzzle!
Answers on Page 11

Accepting items for VA Healthcare facility

Winter reading and Christmas stockings

Visit the Maple Lake Library to see the display of winter-themed
books. Kids will take home a bookmark as well as a paper stocking
they can decorate and return to the library for a treat. Stockings will
be displayed until Christmas.


The American Legion Auxiliary is once again accepting new

items for the St. Cloud VA Healthcare facility. Priority items are:
Sweatshirts, sweat pants in sizes M-XXXL, new socks and underwear; bingo prizes such as suspenders, winter hats or gloves; gift
cards (beauty shops, barber shops, Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart,
ShopKo) or Visa cards to be used anywhere. These cards should be
in the amount of $25 or less. Cash donations are also accepted. Items
will be collected at the Legion Club by Dec. 15 so they can be ready
for the holidays. Your support is appreciated.

7th grade winter holiday choir is Dec. 1

60th Anniversary

The 7th graders of Maple Lake High School will be performing

their winter holiday choir concert on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in
the high school auditorium. They will be singing folk songs and
multicultural songs including Aura Lee, Canon Gloria and Shout
Hallelujah, just to name a few. The concert is free and open to the

Festival of Trees & Lighting Ceremony at WCHS

Bruce & Gloria Dalbec celebrate their 60th Wedding

Anniversary on November 27th.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. We love you!
Love, Your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Gloria and Bruce in earlier years pictured on the left and
as they appear today on the right.

Gifts needed for Maple Lake Silent

Santa, Giving Tree and Toys for Tots
We know that everyone has
been bombarded with places
asking you to help and to give
what you can. With Christmas
just around the corner we are
going to also be asking you to
give what you can to help
Santa help kids, the handicapped
and the elderly of Maple Lake
Silent Santa, Toys For
Tots, and The Giving Tree
have drop-off sites around the
community. As you see these
boxes, we want people to know
the toys or gifts that are dropped
off at these sites, will stay for
residents in the Maple Lake
In Maple Lake, St. Timothys

will be heading this project. If

your group or organizations are
doing a special project for a family or families, in this area please
contact us so duplication can be
prevented. If you or your group
would like to help, please call
Liz at 763-913-5548 or the
parish office at 320-963-3726
ext. 7 after 6:00 p.m.
Applications for this program
can be obtained from the Parish
Office at St. Timothy Catholic
Church in Maple Lake or Wright
County Human Services in Buffalo. These applications must be
returned by Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014.

Silent Santa
continued on page 8

55+ Driver Improvement Program

The Minnesota Highway
Safety Center will be offering
55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following
December 8th (4Hr. Refresher Course) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Handke Center, 1170 Main St;
Elk River
The Driver Improvement
course is open to the public; preregistration is required. A MN
Highway Safety & Research
Center certified instructor teaches
this class. By utilizing the most
up-to-date research in the field,
participants will be provided the
latest information in regards to

driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. The fee for the
four-hour refresher course is $20
and the eight-hour course is $24.
For more information or to register, visit
or call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-2341294.
Persons age 55 and older who
complete the course qualify for a
10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years,
according to Minnesota law.
First-time participants must complete the initial eight hours of
training and a four-hour refresher
class every three years to maintain the 10% discount.

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 un-

able 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, December 2:
Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, 8830 Walnut Place,
For the full schedule, visit:

For the 8th year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society
has created an indoor, winter wonderland with a dazzling Festival
of Trees display, free and open to the public. This year there are
more than 30 individual trees, along with a Santa writing station,
animated characters and even an electric train display (courtesy of
Leander Wetter).
The Festival of Trees opens with a lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wright County Heritage Center
(2001 Hwy. 25 N, Buffalo). Santa will be stopping by, and student
volunteers from Buffalo High School will be on hand to take free
digital photos with Santa for all attendees. Hot chocolate, coffee and
cookies will be served. The Festival of Trees will be open daily from
Dec. 3 to Jan. 9, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with Tuesday nights open until
8 p.m.). For more details please call 763-682-7323 or visit us on
Facebook and at

Grades 1-3 winter holiday choir is Dec. 4

On Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium, the 1st,
2nd, and 3rd graders will sing a variety of songs that put a twist on
the classics such as Feliz Navidad, Rocking Around the Christmas
Tree, I Hear the Bells, and many more. These bright and colorful
arrangements are sure to bring a smile to everyones face and you
into the Christmas Spirit.

Holiday Mail to Heroes to be sent in by Dec. 5

With the help of the Red Cross, Americans can send holiday
cards with messages, seasons greetings and holiday wishes to military members and veterans who cannot be with their families this
season. The local Red Cross offices will distribute the completed
cards to military instillations, medical facilities and veteran organizations in the U.S. The American National Red Cross will deliver
cards to military members serving abroad.
To participate in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, mail or
drop off cards at your local chapter:
American Red Cross Minnesota Region
Holiday Mail for Heroes Program
1201 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55454
To ensure card delivery in time for the holidays, the local Red
Cross office must receive cards no later than Friday, Dec. 5. Individuals are asked to refrain from sending letters, monetary donations, or any other inserts with the cards and from using glitter. More
information and card requirements are at

True Friends Holiday Fundraiser is Dec. 5

The Camp Friendship Auxiliary invites you to attend their Annual Holiday Fundraising Party. The party is Friday, Dec. 5, from
6-9 p.m. at the Camp Friendship Dining Hall, 10509 -108th St. NW,
Annandale. The evening features an hors doeuvres and dessert buffet, wine and beer sampling from Coburns, a 50-50 raffle drawing
event (half the raffle money taken in is given back as prizes), silent
auction baskets and door prizes. All proceeds benefit programs that
provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and
self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. Tickets: $20
in advance or at the door. For tickets and information call Julie at

Christ Child Luncheon is Dec. 5

The St. Ignatius CCW annual Christ Child Luncheon will be held
at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 35 Birch St. E., Annandale, MN,
on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cookies and
candy will be available at Santas Sweet Shoppe. Proceeds will go
to Birthline of St. Cloud, Birthright of Monticello, Dakota Woodlands and MCCL. Tickets will be available at the door.

Chamber hosting Christmas in ML on Dec. 6

The Chamber will be hosting Christmas in Maple Lake on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The V by HH. The Fire
Department will bring Santa, while Mrs. Claus waits at The V.
Activities include visiting with Santa, photos taken by Zahler Photography, free hotdog lunch and gift bag for kids ages 1 to 12. There
is a great need for volunteers to help from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Anyone
who would like to donate towards the balloon artist or Santa and
Mrs. Claus costume rentals, please email Cathy at

Programs & Events

continued on page 10

Maple Lake Messenger Page 5

November 26, 2014

Senior Dining Menu December 1-5

Offering a nutritious meal in
a warm, caring atmosphere with
friendship and fun. Everyone
welcome. The Senior Dining
Center is located at Maple Manor
West, 555 2nd St. W. For more
information, call 320-963-5771.
MONDAY, Dec. 1
Chicken in Cream Sauce,
Parslied Potatoes, Broccoli, Dinner Roll, Applesauce
Deviled Pork Chop, OvenRoasted Potatoes, Creamed
Corn, Wheat Bread, Chocolate

Roast Beef w/Horseradish,
Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy,
Scandinavian Blend Vegetables,
Dinner Roll, Lemon Meringue
Chicken ala King, Baking
Powder Biscuit, Peas & Carrots,
Orange Wedges, ButterscotchChip Cookie
FRIDAY, Dec. 5
Lasagna, Green Beans, Lettuce Salad, Garlic Breadstick,
Raspberry Parfait

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; Decorate
WED.: Noon, Women's Guild Christmas Party; 7 p.m., Choir.
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Ph.: 763-463-9447
Pastors: Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
THURS.: 7 p.m., Bible Study.
SUNDAY: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:15 a.m., Faith Formation;
10:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship;
11:45 a.m., Potluck & Decorating; 6
p.m., The112.
MON.: 11 a.m., First of All Prayer
Group; 1 p.m., Quilters
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesdays; 7 p.m., Confirmation.
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.
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.
FRI.: 10 a.m., Womens Bible Study.
SAT.: 7 p.m., Bible Doctrine.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11
a.m., Worship Service; 6 p.m., Gospel
Life, Discovery Class.
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; 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.
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
WED.: 4:30 p.m., Bible Study.
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The Marketplace
Ph.: 320-248-6024
Lead Pastor: Jason Pence & 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.


331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson and Tom
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;
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 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 Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible Study;
7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry;
7:30 p.m., Men's Small Group, AA,
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice.
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
THURS.-FRI.: Church Office Closed.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship;
9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Sunday School
Classes; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Women's Bible Study; 6:30 p.m.,
Women's Ministry Meeting; 7 p.m.,
Israel's History, Iron Men's Monthly
TUES.: 9 a.m., MOPS; noon, Buffalo
Ministerial; 1:30 p.m., S.A.L.T. Planning; 6 p.m., Grief Share; 6:30 p.m.,
Divorce Care.
WED.: 6 p.m., Awana, Hang Time;
6:30 p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation; 8
p.m., Small Group.
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Worship Team
Rehearsal; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m, Women's Christmas

Eugene Gene Fobbe, Princeton
E u g e n e
G e n e
Fobbe, age
85, of Princeton, passed
away Monday, November 24, 2014,
at the Princeton
Elim Home.
Eugene James Fobbe was
born November 22, 1929, in
Buffalo, the son of Clayton and
Florence (Doherty) Fobbe. He
graduated from Maple Lake

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.

Orono area. Gene was a member of the VFW Post and the
American Legion Post #216,
both of Princeton. Most of all he
adored his 10 grandchildren, 6
step-grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren.
Gene is survived by his children, Beth (Robert), Dan
(Diane), Lisa (David), Americo
(Alex); grandchildren, Clayton,
Catherine, Danielle, Jacob,
Paris, Francesca, Angelo,
Domenic, Gino, Jason; 6 stepgrandchildren; 9 great-grand-

children; siblings, Phyllis (Clayton) Decker, Jerry (Karen)

Fobbe, Kay (Gary) Weisbrich
and Joe (Joan) Fobbe; and many
loving nieces, nephews, relatives
and friends.
Gene is joyfully reunited
with his wife, Gloria; and son,
Mass of Christian Burial will
be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, at Christ Our Light
Catholic Parish- North Campus,
Princeton, with visitation from
10:00-11:00 a.m. at the church.

Wayne Carlton Morey, Monticello

Wayne Carlton Morey, age 96,
of Monticello, passed away at
CentraCare Health of Monticello
on Monday November 17, 2014.
Private memorial services will be
held at a later date. Funeral
arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monti-

Wayne was born in Fairmont,
MN on June 23, 1918, to
Clarence L. and Frankie (Taft)
Morey. He attended school in
Monticello and graduated from
Monticello High School. He was
a farmer south of Monticello rais-

ing livestock, grain and vegetables. Wayne was married to

Eileen Hannon Morey for 39
years and she preceded him in
death in 2010. He enjoyed traveling to Canada, the West Coast
and Florida. Wayne also owned
his own small airplane for many

He was preceded in death by
his parents; wife, Eileen; and a
brother, Don. Wayne is survived
by a step-daughter, Joy (Jay) ODonnell; grandchildren, Maggie
and JD; nephew, Doug Morey;
and niece, Cheryl Wassing.

Patricia Ann Nugent, Bemidji

Nugent, 71, of
MN died
We d n e s day, November 19,
A gathering will be held on
Tuesday, December 9, at 480
Mulberry Lane, Bemidji, MN
56601 from 6-10 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1:00

p.m. Wednesday, December 10,

at St. Philips Catholic Church,
620 Beltrami Ave., Bemidji, MN
Pat is the daughter of Curtis
and Francis Moore and was born
in Chicago, IL. She moved to St.
Cloud, MN when she was a junior in high school. She received
an AA degree from St. Cloud
State University where she met
her husband, who was attending
St. Johns University. They were
married on May 9, 1964, in St.

Cloud. They lived in Fargo, ND

for 40 years. During that time,
she worked in several places, including Prairie Public Broadcasting and then, before retirement,
at Northwestern Mutual. She enjoyed spending time with her
children and grandchildren along
with playing bridge and tennis.
She will be remembered for her
great sense of humor and compassion toward animals.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick, son, Scott and his

wife, Lesa, and their two children, Jack and Jessica, as well as
a daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Tachi, and their two children, Artemisia and Connor,
sister, Kathy Lee and brother,
Terry Moore.
Condolences may be left at

David L. Zylstra
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National Honor Society program


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Left: Madison Neu receives her certificate from Maple Lake High School Principal Dave Hansen, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at
the Maple Lake High School National Honor Society program. Neu was one of 21 high school students inducted into
the society at the high school auditorium. Right: Jackson Willard lights a candle representing service, which is one
of the four pillars NHS students are called on to uphold. The others are scholarship, leadership and character. (Photos
by Brenda Erdahl)

Left: Maxx Pribyl receives his certificate from Principal Hansen and NHS advisor Judy Sloneker. He was one of 31
junior high school students inducted into the program. Right: Ashley Brings lights a candle representing service during the presentation of the junior high inductees. Service, she said, begins with the way we treat each other.

A complete list of the updated NHS students will be posted in the December 3rd issue of the Messenger.

Amy Kosloski gave her 5th

grade students an assignment to
inform Pencil Pride readers
about their Thanksgiving traditions.
Alyssa Hadler - A Thanksgiving tradition my family has is
that we all go up to my
Grandmas house and bring our
best dish. We cook a turkey and
a ham, and we always have lefse.
Everyone spends the night and in
the morning we go Black Friday
shopping. We watch the Macys
parade and the football game.
We always have a lot of pancakes for breakfast. It is a lot of
Cadence Pipenhagen - Our
Thanksgiving traditions are on
my Dads side of the family. We
switch every year like this; we
spend it at my house, Granny
Annies house, or My Aunt
Jodys house. This year it is at
my Aunt Jodys house. I really

like going to all the houses every

year because we have two traditions that happen. My Aunt Jody
brings deviled eggs and my dad
brings bread and it all tastes so
Sydney Reardon - Every
year we either go to my Dad or
Moms side of the family. On my
Moms side we go to my
Grandmas and eat a whole feast
and play games where my
cousins, aunts and uncles from
Moms side come. On my Dads
side we go to my Aunt and
Uncle's house. We eat dinner and
play games. Everyone on my
Dads side of the family goes to
my Aunts and uncles house.
My favorite thing about being
there is playing games and eating
the pumpkin pie.
Laura Bergstrom - I love
Thanksgiving. Every Thanksgiving my family on Dads side
goes to my Aunt and uncles

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MONDAY, Dec. 1
Turkey BLT wrap or popcorn
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Turkey sub or Italian lasagna, green
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bun, green beans; romaine lettuce,
cucumber slices; choice of fruit,
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Turkey BLT salad or chicken alfredo pizza, glazed carrots, BBQ
meatball WG sub, glazed carrots;
broccoli florets, radishes; choice of
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house. My Dad, Brian, and Derick watch lots and lots of football
and talk. My Mom, Cheryl, and
Ginger cook great food. Paige
and my sister go outside and play
with their dog Pudge. My
cousins and I play dodge ball
with bean bags. It hurts but it is
really a lot of fun. Then all of the
girls go Black Friday shopping
and eat at a big buffet.
Eva McClelland - On
Thanksgiving my Moms side of
the family always go to my
Aunts house We always eat a
feast of turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, corn, cheesy potatoes, and
jello salad. After we eat the
adults watch the football game
while the adults that dont go to
the basement where the kids are
playing. If we are lucky the
adults leg wrestle. Its awesome
to watch. Most of the time my
Uncle wins. I love celebrating
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Bryn Elsenpeter - One of my
familys Thanksgiving traditions
is sending out paper turkey
feathers each year to our family,
friends, and teachers. We ask
them to be creative and fill them
out with things they are Thankful
for. Then before Thanksgiving
Day when we go to my Uncles

house we pick out a winner. Just

think; you might get a turkey
feather this year.
Alison Zander - Every year
on Thanksgiving my family
comes over to my house and we
eat like there is no tomorrow. We
watch football, play games, and
we eat pickle rolls. If you dont
know what pickle rolls are, they
are pickles with cream cheese
wrapped in ham. I love Thanksgiving.
Tyler Woolridge - Every
Thanksgiving We go hunting and
shoot a Turkey. My Uncle and
Aunt and cousins and Grandparents come over to our house and
we play football and on the trampoline and swing set. Then we go
inside and play downstairs. We
cook the turkey and have mashed
potatoes and jello and beans.
Emma Jost - Every Thanksgiving my whole family on my
Moms side goes to my Grandparents house and have a huge
turkey dinner. We always eat too
much. But after the turkey, corn,
mashed potatoes, and cranberries
we still get the best pie ever.
Normally we have apple, blueberry, and pumpkin. Probably
my favorite part is the pumpkin

Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. A

classic read-aloud, this book always finds its way into readers'
hearts. Third grade teacher
Rhonda Carlson took her students one step deeper this year
by taking them directly into the
setting of the book by taking a
virtual field trip of the beautiful
Oklahoma Ozark country. Carlson and Haglin partnered to
guide her young learners through
online videos, pictures, and exploration on Google Earth.
Given concrete goals such as exploring the Illinois River valley
and determining how much time
it would take to go between two
Oklahoma cities on foot (as
Billy, the main character did),
Carlson's students experienced
the places from the story in a
whole new way. They will undoubtedly picture the events in
the remaining chapters more
vividly and with greater understanding after seeing images of
river bluffs and common homes
in the Ozarks during the Depression Era.
These projects are just a small
snapshot of how technology is
becoming more and more important for student learning. Today's
students have access to more information than ever before.
Their greatest need is for adults
(both parents and teachers),
along with the schools new
Technology Integration Specialist, to guide them in doing quality online learning and to offer
plenty of opportunities to practice their digital citizenship.
Then, as thoughtful and informed digital citizens, they can
make important contributions
online for the benefit of others
and for their own advancement
in whatever career they choose.

School News
Thanksgiving coloring
contest winners
The Maple Lake Chamber of
Commerce sponsored a Thanksgiving coloring contest for elementary
students. The winners were: Pre-

school-kindergarten, 1st place, Broc

Blizil, 2nd place, Lauren Anglin;
1st-3rd grade, 1st place, Joey Aune,
2nd place, Allie Ertel; 4th-6th grade,
1st place, Destiney McCullough,
2nd place, Gianna Riviere.

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Why I Appreciate Americas Veterans
By Joseph Stokman
Joseph attends St. Timothy's
Catholic School and is a student
in Laurie Hayny's 8th grade
class. His parents are Paul and
Lisa Stokman.
As I reflect on all the wars
and conflicts the United States
has been involved in, I think
about what our world would
look like today if we had lost
those important wars. Would we
be under the unjust rule of the
king of Great Britain? Would
there still be slavery? No one
knows what our country would
look like today. We do know
though, that all the men and
women that have fought for our
country have and continue to
make America a better country.
The main reason we are here
today is because of Americas
veterans. They are the ones who
fought for the freedoms we experience today. They are the
brave men and women who
fought valiantly for the freedom
of our country.
Many of us have it so easy in
life and take it for granted; so
many times we look at our own
crosses and think that ours is the
heaviest. I think we should look
at the crosses of those who fight
for our country before looking
at our own. They give up so

Jeanne Omvig, a high school

science teacher, has a vision for
her science students to leave her
class possessing these skills.
Every three to five weeks, her
students dive into a new unit of
study. They explore the new
topic in multiple ways, both online and off. As each unit culminates, Omvig and Haglin partner
to teach students a technologybased method of presenting their
information. The students have
as and to
collaborate with a partner, show
their learning, and share with
peers. These experiences give
them skills they will find useful
as they present their research in
future college or career situations.
Staying connected to classrooms is also a way to use technology. All teachers in the
elementary school have class
webpages. However, this year
several of the teachers and specialists have also opened a digital connection with families
through classroom blogs. This
method is slightly different because parents can sign up to receive email updates, in which all
new blog content is sent to the
parents email inbox. Haglin has
offered training and ongoing
support to these teachers and
specialists as they become familiar with blogging. Bloggers are
using this platform to post
weekly news, homework reminders, updates to schedules,
pictures/video of classroom
Ask many Maple Lake students, and they may tell you that
their favorite part of third grade
was listening to Where the Red

much for our country, and we

sometimes dont even realize it.
They give up their homes, families, and are even willing to
give up their lives. All the veterans have shown a magnificent
amount of courage, commitment, love, and self sacrifice for
this country.
Arlington National Cemetery holds the final resting place
of over 400,000 people. I look
at that and think of how many
people loved our country that
over 400,000 of them sacrificed
their own lives. I also look at
how many people continue to
serve our country even though
many people have already died
trying to protect and defend it.
The suffering that our soldiers
and veterans have gone through
and continue to go through is
I am so grateful for our veterans. My thankfulness goes beyond what words can describe.
One way that we all can show
that we are grateful to them is
by showing respect during the
Pledge of Allegiance. We are all
in debt to our veterans for our
lives, freedoms, and many other
things. We should continue to
fight for the Land of the Free
and the Home of the Brave. God
Bless America!

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November 26, 2014

MLHS band students perform songs of the season at the fall band concert

Left: The Maple Lake Junior High Concert Band kicked off the Fall Band Concert, Thursday, Nov. 20, with a tune called Park Street Celebration by James Swearingen. Above,
the brass section plays loud and clear. Middle: High school saxophone players enjoy a light moment between songs. Right: Brooke Ankerfelt performs a solo on her alto sax
during the jazz band performance.

Left: Band director Nathan Mitchell leads the young musicians in a rendition of Beethovens Fifth Christmas at Thursday nights concert in the high school auditorium.
Middle: The senior high concert band performed three songs Thursday night, In All Its Glory by Swearingen, In Heavens Air by Samuel R. Hazo and movements from Carl
Orffs Carmina Burana. Right: Cody Welch acknowledges cheering from the crowd after his solo on the bari sax. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

November Greatness
E a c h
month two
from each
grade are
chosen that
the character word of the month
revolving around the concept
Celebrate Your Greatness.
Shown to the right are the students chosen for Novembers
character word focused.

Front Row: Abby Gindele,

Dylan Larkin. Middle Row:
Gage Woolridge, Kelsi
Jude, Joanna Hall, Avery
Lee, Erin Uecker. Back
Row: Rachel Knott, Evan
Geyen, Jordyn Demarais,
Salmela, Samantha Swanson, Megan Lawler.
Not pictured: Audrey Beffel
(Photo by Kath Heffron)




The Maple Lake Public School

comes alive with the sounds of
the holiday season
Save the dates: December 1, 4, 15 and January 12
On December 4th at 6:30
p.m., in the high school gymnasium, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
graders will sing a variety of
songs that put a twist on the classics such as Feliz Navidad,
Rocking Around the Christmas
Tree, I Hear the Bells, and many

more. These bright and colorful

arrangements are sure to bring a
smile to everyones face and you
into the Christmas spirit.
The 7th graders of Maple
Lake High School will be performing their winter holiday
choir concert on Monday, De-

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cember 1st, at 7:00 p.m. in the

high school auditorium. They
will be singing folk songs and
multi-cultural songs including
Aura Lee, Canon Gloria and
Shout Hallelujah, just to name a
few. The concert is free and open
to the public.
The senior high choirs of
Maple Lake High School will be
performing their winter holiday
concert on Monday, December
15th, at 7:30 p.m. in the high
school auditorium. The 9th
grade choir will be featuring a
twist on the songs Deck the Hall
and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. The 10-12th grade choir
will be featuring a cappella holiday carols and other multicultural songs. The concert is free
and open to the public.
Also, please note there has
been a change of date for the 8th
grade choir concert. They will be
moving their concert to Monday,
January 12th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
in the high school auditorium.


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November 26, 2014

Cross country annual awards banquet

Irish boys basketball team

kicks off the season with a win
by Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake cross country team celebrated the end of a

successful season, Monday,
Nov. 17, at its annual awards
banquet at the high school auditorium. Several athletes took
home awards and nearly all of
them received recognition for a
job well done. Pictured, from
left, are Halle Geyen who earned
All-Conference honors this sea-

son; Sommer Carlson who

earned the Most Improved and
Most Valuable Runner awards
and was named Central Minnesota Conference Athlete of the
Week. Carlson was also AllConference. Next is Grace Heying who earned the Hardest
Worker award and was All-Conference. Jackson Willard earned
All-Conference honors this sea-

Traveling basketball champions

son; Ross Hickey earned the

Hardest Worker award; Devin
Deringer was Most Improved
and All-Conference and Andrew
Schonnesen was named Most
Valuable Runner and was AllConference. In front is Scott Jordan who earned All-Conference
Honorable Mention.
(Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Sports Writer

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Pictured above in the
first row from left to right
are Jackson Gallagher, Joe
Stokman, Mike Miller, Gabe
Riviere, and Ben Goelz. In
the back row from left to
right are Wayne Hoistad,
Trent Miller, Josh Pettit,
Zach Cargill, Maxx Pribyl,
Mitch Hoistad, and Brandon Goelz.
(Photo submitted by
Wayne Hoistad)

continued from page 5

David L. Zylstra, Maple Lake

David L.
Zylstra, age
63, of Maple
Lake, died
Friday, November 21,
2014, at Sanford
Medical Center
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be held
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, at Community United
Methodist Church of Monticello
with Pastor Rhodel Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow at
Lakeview Cemetery in Silver
Creek Township. Visitation was
be held 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel,
Annandale, and one hour prior to
the service on Wednesday at the
church. A prayer service was
held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
David L. Zylstra was born
July 21, 1951, in St. Cloud to
Henry and Anna (Weidema) Zylstra. He graduated from Annandale High School with the Class
of 1969. David served his country in the U.S. Army in South
Korea during the Vietnam War.
On October 13, 1973, Dave
was united in marriage to Darlene Hokkanen at St. Johns
Lutheran Church in Annandale.
He worked as an insurance
agent, owning and operating
Zylstra Insurance Agency and
co-managing Cokato Mutual
Fire Insurance Company. Dave

was a member of Community

United Methodist Church in
Monticello. Over the years, he
has served on the Silver Creek
Township Board of Supervisors,
the Wright County Economic
Development Partnership Board,
the Wright County Board of Adjustment and on numerous councils and committees for the
insurance industry. Dave loved
spending time with family and
had quite the sense of humor. He
enjoyed being outside and tending to his projects. He also had
a signature dance and was always up for rocking out to a
good tune. He loved the Lord
with all of his heart and enjoyed
sharing his faith with everyone
he met.
He is survived by his wife,
Darlene Zylstra; children and
their spouses, Kelley and Erik
Johnson of Bloomington, Joe
and Jody Zylstra of Annandale,
Alison and Ben Menk of Minneapolis, Ryan and Lisa Zylstra
of Monticello and Ashley Zylstra
and her fianc, Jeremiah Flintrop
of Waseca; six grandchildren, Isabella and Luciana Menk, Ezra
and Lacey Zylstra and Eliah and
Adriana Flintrop; three sisters
and their spouses, Sally and
Keith Schermer of Maple Lake,
Bonnie and Melvin Rozenberg
of Maple Lake and Cindy and
Mike Moss of Clearwater; and
his mother-in-law,
Adeline Hokkanen of Annan
dale. He is preceded in death by

Maple Lakes home opener,

Tuesday, Nov. 25, when they
were to take on NorwoodYoung America.
I think we allowed (D-C) to
get to the lane too easily off the
dribble, so that is something we
are going to have to work on,
Staloch said. I also think we
need to do a better job pressuring the ball consistently.
Up next for the Irish is Annandale at home on Tuesday,
Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

A. Schonnesen
T. Goelz
D. Stokman
C. Olsen
N. Paumen
B. Borell


First Half
Maple Lake - 31
Dassel-Cokato - 26
Second Half
Maple Lake - 36
Dassel-Cokato - 32
Final Score: 67-58

Girls basketball returns with experience

by Brenda Erdahl

The Maple Lake 8th grade

boys traveling basketball team
started their season on Saturday,
November 22nd, in Buffalo. The
boys defeated Lakeville North
Red in the opening round by the
score of 50-40. They played a
scrappy Delano team in the
semi-finals and triumphed 4032. The Irish saved their best allaround game for the championship and defeated Lakeville
North Black 38-20. The team
would like to thank the Maple
Lake Legion for their generous
donation as well as their spon-

The Maple Lake boys basketball team kicked off its season with a decisive 67-58
victory over the Dassel-Cokato
Chargers, Friday, Nov. 21, at DC.
The Chargers put up a good,
physical fight, according to Irish
Head Coach Tim Staloch, who
said his players had to work for
every point they got.
Senior David Stokman
scored the game high 36 points
for the Maple Lake team, nine
of them from the three-point
line. He also had a perfect night
at the free-throw line going 19
for 19. According to Staloch, the
all-time state record is 20 for 20
by two different players.
It was a good start to the
season, Staloch said. It's always nice to win the season
The Irish jumped to a 31-26
lead by the end of the first half
despite a strong Charger defense, and that seemed to set the
stage. In fact, D-C took the lead
only once throughout the entire

game, although they managed to

tie it four times. At one point,
Maple Lake had an 11-point
jump on the Chargers that was
the largest lead of the game.
Irish senior Andrew Schonnesen had a good night at the
free-throw line as well, completing three of four attempts on his
way to his total 11 points for the
game. He also had two threepoint shots find the bottom of
the net.
Also scoring for the Irish
were junior center, Brandon
Borell who had seven points for
the night; junior forward Chase
Olson who contributed six
points; senior guard Tony Goelz
who put up four points, and junior center Nick Paumen who
had three points.
We played a solid game
both offensively and defensively Staloch said. I was impressed with the poise our team
displayed and I loved the energy
the bench provided.
But coaches werent completely satisfied with Friday
nights game and were hoping to
make some improvements by

The Maple Lake girls basketball team will look for leadership from seven returning
starters this year as they set their
sights on a top four finish in the
Central Minnesota Conference.
Our number one priority is
to play together and support
each other, Coach Adam Ronnenberg said last week when
practice kicked off for the girls
team. We look to finish in the
top four of the CMC and finally
to advance deeper into sub-section play.
Last year the Irish fell victim
to injuries which took its toll on
the team and its record. The
Irish ended the season 5-21
overall, losing in the opening
round of sub-section play to
Braham. .
Avoiding injuries will be
key though unpredictable,
Ronnenberg said.
Seniors Emily Webb, a forward and second team all-conference selection last season,
Kayla Hoistad a guard, Mollie
Graham, another guard, and
Jenna Macziewski, a forward,
will lead the squad with help
from junior Brooklyn Toedter,
sophomore Morgan Scheiber
and freshman guard Linsey
Rachel. All saw action in the
starting line-up last year.
Although undersized, Ronnenberg described Webb as a
tough, athletic player. Backing her up is Hoistad, a perimeter threat and vocal leader while
the very athletic Graham has

the ability to attack the basket

Macziewski is a powerful
forward and solid defender,
Ronnenberg said, and Toedter is
a good inside and outside player
with a good touch.
Scheiber, who he called hardworking, to be versatile on
both offense and defense and
Rachel is a strong athletic guard
with a solid basketball IQ.
The Maple Lake team will
also be looking for contributions
from underclassman Mollie
Scheiber, a freshman guard, and
freshman center Brynn Paumen.
Although the Irish lack size
this season and will not have a
lot of depth to fall back on, they
have speed which should give
them an advantage over much of
their competition, their coach
Teams to beat in the CMC
will be Eden Valley-Watkins
and Rockford, both have a solid
core of players coming back this
In the section, Annandale,
Watertown-Mayer and Rockford will be the dominating
If we play up to our potential, I see no reason why we
can't be in the conversation in
both the conference and section
competition, Ronnenberg said
Maple Lake will kick off its
season on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at
Milaca. Their first home game is
scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 9,
against Dassel-Cokato. Both
games start at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Milaca, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9, Dassel-Cokato at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11, at St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16, Holdingford at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18, at Eden Valley-Watkins, 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19, at Eden Valley-Watkins, 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 5, at Spectrum, 7 p.m.

his father, Henry Zylstra;

mother, Anna Zylstra Dalman;
step-father, John Dalman; and
father-in-law, Howard Hokkanen.
The pallbearers will be Kelley Johnson, Joe Zylstra, Alison
Menk, Ryan Zylstra and Ashley
Zylstra. Linda Lutzke will provide the music for the service.
Arrangements are entrusted with
Dingmann Funeral Care Burial
& Cremation Services of Annandale.

Maple Lake
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The Irish girls basketball team will be lead by seniors,

from left, Jenna Macziewski, Kayla Hoistad and Emily
Webb. Mollie Graham is not pictured. (Photo by Brenda
Tuesday, Jan. 6, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Maple Lake,
7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9, Rockford at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, Foley at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 15, at Kimball, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17, Mora at Maple Lake, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Pierz at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 23, at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 26, Royalton at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, at St. Johns Prep, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29, at Holdingford, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, Eden Valley-Watkins at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5, at B-B-E, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 9, Paynesville at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, at Rockford, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17, Kimball at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 19, at Pierz, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23, at Norwood-Young America, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity at Maple Lake,
7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27, H-W-W at Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Girls basketball roster
Mollie Graham
Emily Webb
Kayla Hoistad
Emily Rose
Jenna Macziewski

Morgan Scheiber.
Linsey Rachel
Mollie Scheiber
Amber Klug

Brooke Ankerfelt
Brooklyn Toedter

Silent Santa
continued from page 4

The following is a list of

suggested items to donate:
Sweaters, craft kits, books
(large print), handkerchiefs, baskets, stationary and postage
stamps, lap robes, gloves, socks,
shirts, cologne, slippers, personal hygiene items and sleep
wear, bird feeders, bird seed,
shelves to put in their room at
the nursing homes, white
boards, calendars.
This is an area we always
run short on. Perfume, after
shave, caps, scarves, cologne,
books, jewelry (pierced earrings), gloves, belts, socks, mittens, clothing, headphone sets,
radios, fishing gear, compact

discs, hockey sticks, sports

equipment, games, models, craft
kits (latch hook, etc), watches,
billfolds, curling iron, pajamas,
hair dryers, scrap booking items
and make-up bags.
Puzzles, trucks, cars, legos,
tractors, board games/electronic,
plastic sleds (roll up), coloring
books/crayons, educational toys,
books, dolls, craft items, doll
clothing, pretend toys (dishes,
broom, iron etc), hats, socks,
mittens, clothing and gloves.
Soft boots, squeak toys, blankets, musical toys, soft dolls,
wind-up toys, socks, educational
toys, hats, colorful toys, mittens,
sleepers, and clothing.
Maple Lake Silent Santa is

supported by YOU - individuals,

churches, schools, local civic
groups and community organizations. We would like donations of gifts/toys to come to the
local drop off points, which are
the Maple Lake Security Bank,
Madigans, Maple Lake Floral,
Irish Blessings Coffee Shop, The
Costume Shop and St. Timothys Church. The distribution
date is Friday, December 12th at
St. Timothys Church from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. If you have a cash
donation or a need please send
them to the following address:
Silent Santa
1646 Eldridge Ave. NW
Buffalo MN 55313
Thank you for helping to
make others Christmas special.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 9

November 26, 2014

How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey according to...

A trip to Ethiopia
continued from page 1

Mrs. Tongens Class

Pictured are Mollie Graham with life-long friends, Maea

Wistrom, Izzy Swartzmiller, Misikir Genene and Emme
Wistrom. They stopped to take a picture together in
Hawasa. (Photo submitted by Mollie Graham)
When asked if Graham ever
felt afraid she replied, No. I felt
completely safe. Every time I
would look at the people or
kids, they always would wave
and smile at me. They were the
happiest people Ive ever met.
Not once did I feel like I was in
danger. The kids were so warm
and welcoming. She also felt
that the work was not difficult,
but sometimes the communication was a bit challenging. We
learned to communicate by hand
gestures or facial expressions,
said Graham. "We had translators from Childrens Hope Chest
that would help translate when
the kids were being read to or
taught lessons, but for the most
part, just facial expressions
would say it all.
Graham said that she would
definitely go back to Ethiopia.
I dont know when Ill be able
to go again, but I would really
like to go back. She stated that
it was a life-changing experience and it opened her eyes to
what we have in the United
States. The two worlds are so
different. They have so little,
yet they are so happy and content. I'd like to see more of that
happiness here, said Graham.
When asked hat her most
memorable moment was of the
trip Graham replied, Id have
to say my most memorable moment was when I got to meet
Mekeds, who is our sponsor
child. I was able to travel to her

home and meet her mom and

four siblings and see where they
ate and slept. Their house was
made out of mud with a straw
roof. They had one bed, mats on
the floor, a table, a box for belongings and their eight cows
and two goats. It was unbelievable. It was sad, but again, they
were so happy! Graham gave
Mekeds a new pair of shoes,
shirt, pants and a big blanket.
She said, Their faces just lit up
and they were so grateful towards me. Graham explained
that it is one thing to sponsor a
child in Ethiopia, but when the
child's sponsor actually travels
to meet them, the love and joy
that child and their sponsors feel
is so surreal and remarkable.
Not only did Graham get to
meet some very special children, she made some life-long
friends. She said that she already knew about eight of the
people on the team, but the rest
of them she had never met. She
told me that she met some great
friends that she would stay in
touch with forever. All of us
were there for the same reasonto give the kids love and
to let them know they are all
very important and special,
said Graham.
If you would like to learn
more about Trees of Glory or
Kind Hearts, or to sponsor a
child, visit

Savannah Geyen - Buy it from

the store. Bake it at home in the
oven at 300 degrees. Keep it in
there for 100 days, take it out
and out it outside to cool it off.
Bring it in and eat it with mom.
Max Beffel - Shoot it. Cook it
for 3 seconds at 4 degrees. Then
you eat it.
Maddie Austin - First you cook
it. Then you set it on. The oven
has to be really hot. Then you eat
Logan Bermel - First, you need
to turn the oven on to 115 degrees. Then you put it in the
oven for 118 days. Then when
your guest arrive, you eat turkey.
Broc Blizil - First, you put the
turkey in the oven at 20 degrees.
Then you take it out. Then you
let it cool off and eat it.
Averyl Cline - First you need to
buy the turkey. Then you need to
put it in the oven for seven
hours. Then you have to let it
cool off on the counter. Then
slice it. Give the leg to Averyl
and eat it.
Cayden Courtright - First you
put the turkey in a big pan. Then
you cook it in the oven for ten
hours. Then get the gushers and
raisens and pretzels ready to eat
with the turkey. Then we eat it.
Leila Dalum - First you put the
turkey in the oven at 440 degrees. Then after 100 minutes
you take it out of the oven. Then
I eat it with my family.
Isian Devine - First you pick out
your turkey from the farm. Then
we bring it home and put it in the
oven for 10 hours. Then we eat
it with a fork.
Carter Ertel - First you find the
turkey in the woods and shoot it.
Then bring it home and cook it
in the oven for six hours. Then
you eat it with your family.
Abby Gindele - First you buy a
twenty pound turkey at the grocery store. Then you cook it in a
pan for thirty minutes. Then we
eat the turkey with mashed potatoes and corn.
Kierra Gromesch - First you
need to peel the feathers and
skin off. Then you put the turkey
in a pan in the oven for six
hours. Then you take it out and
you slice it and put it on a plate
so it can cool off. Then you eat
the turkey.
Ciara Idelburg - First you hunt

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the turkey. Then you kill it and

bring it home. Then you cook
the turkey in the oven for 16
minutes. Then you take it out
and let it cool down so you can
eat it.
Thomas Johnson - First you
have to hunt a turkey. Then you
bring it home and cook it for ten
hours in the oven. Then bring
the turkey out and on the table.
Then let it cool in the freezer before you eat it.
Dylan Larkin - First you cut the
turkey up and out it on a platter
in the oven for one hour. Then
you make a drink and mashed
potatoes and gravy. Then you eat
all of this together with my
brother and my mom and my
Sawyer Marschel - First you
hunt and kill the turkey. Then
you take the feathers off and put
it in the oven for six minutes.
Then you make mashed potaties
and gravy. Then you get to eat it
with a fork.
Landon McLeod - First you put
the turkey in the pan and put it
in the oven. Then after a few
hours, you take it out. Then you
eat it with your family.
Zoey Miessen - First you have
to cook it in the oven. Then you
put it on a plate after you have
cut it with a knife. Then you
grab a piece and eat it with green
Olivia Mueller - First you buy
the turket at the store. Then you
cook the turkey in the oven because it wont fir in the microwave. After 50 minutes, then
you let it cool. Then you eat it
with tomatoes.
Aiden Parchem - First you find
a turkey and kill it. Then you
clean up the turkey and get it
ready to cook. Then you cook it
for seventeen minutes. While
you wait, you set the table. Then
you take it out of the oven and
call everyone to the table so you
can eat it. Make sure the turkey
is cooled off first.
Dan Paumen - First you cook
the turkey in the oven at 400 degrees for 5 hours. Then you set
the big table. Then you cut the
turkey in many pieces and there
is enough for everybody. Then
you get to eat it.
Allie Walhowe - First you put
the turkey on a tray in the oven.
Then turn on the oven to 350 de-

grees for 25 hours. Then you

take it out and put it on the table
so people can eat the turkey with
carrots and celery and tomatoes.

Mrs. Josts Class

Jake Edmonson - First you
hunt the turkey. Then you cook
it. Then we eat it. Finally you
clean up bones.
Skylar Engren - First you buy
the turkey. Then you cook it.
Then you eat it. Finally you
throw the bones away.
Carter Colbenson - First you
put it in the oven. Then you set
the timer. Then you take it out.
Finally you eat it.
Michael Kubian - First you get
a turkey. Then you cook the
turkey. Then you take it out of
the oven. Finally you eat the
Kyrsa Smith - First you put the
turkey in the oven. Then you
take it out of the oven. Then you
eat it. Finally you go to bed.
Owen Young - First you put the
turkey in the oven. Then you
take it out. Then you eat the
turkey. Finally you throw your
plate away.
Matthew Anderson - First you
get the turkey. Then you cook it.
Then you eat it. Finally you
throw the bones away.
Keara Aune - First you put it in
the oven. Then you take it out.
Then you eat it. Finally you
clean up.
Jackson Clapp - First you put
the turkey in the oven. Then you
turn the oven on. Then you put
the timer on. Finally you take it
Noah Fischer - First you shoot
the turkey. Then you take out the
meat. Then you cook it up. Finally you eat it.
Madeline Dehmer - First you
buy the turkey. Then you take
care of it. Then you eat it. Finally you buy another one and
do the same thing.
Emma Haflich - First you put it
in the oven. Then you set the
timer. Then you take it out. Finally you eat the turkey.
Reese Hartkopf - First you put
it in the oven. Then you take it
of the oven. Then you eat the
turkey. Finally you clean up the
Ava Hayes - First you cook the
turkey. Then you eat it. Then
you throw the bones away. Fi-

nally you clean up.

Alex Johnson - First you put it
in the oven. Then you set the
timer. Then you eat it. Finally
you clean up.
Canyon Karvonen - First you
cook it in the oven. Then you
take it out. Then you eat it. Finally you clean up the bones.
Mackenzie Kolb - First you put
it in the oven. Then you eat it.
Then you leave. Finally you
clean your house.
Gavin LaRose - First you hunt
the turkey. Then you cook it.
Then you eat it after its done.
Finally you clean up the bones.
Emily Larson - First you buy
the turkey. Then you wait until
its Thanksgiving. Then when
its Thanksgiving you cook it.
Finally you eat the turkey.
Marcus Padilla - First you hunt
the turkey. Then you skin it.
Then you cook it. Finally you
eat it.
Brayden Schwindel - First you
say thank-you to your parents.
Then you put it in the oven.
Then you take it out. Finally you
eat it.
Jill Sherwood - First you buy
the turkey. Then you cook it.
Then you take it out of the oven.
Finally you eat it.
Adam Smail - First you hunt the
turkey. Then you cook it. Then
you take it out of the oven. Finally you eat it.

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Varsity vs. Sartell @ Moose Sheritt
Saturday, November 29: 1:00pm Girls
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South St. Paul Wakota Arena.
Tuesday, December 2: 6:00pm Boys
Basketball: C Game vs. Annandale @
Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm Boys
Basketball: JV Game vs. Annandale @
Maple Lake High School; 7:30pm Boys
Basketball: Varsity Game vs. Annandale @ Maple Lake High School;
6:00pm Girls Basketball: C Game vs.
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Girls Basketball: JV Game vs. Milaca
@ Milaca High School; 7:30pm Girls
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Girls Basketball: 8th Grade Game vs.
Kimball @ Kimball High School;
6:00pm Gymnastics: Varsity Meet vs.
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Breakfast with Santa
All proceeds go to Crisis Nursery, serving Wright Co.
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Dec. 5 - Apothic Red Wine
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Dec. 7 - Sunday
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Maple Lake Messenger Page 10

November 26, 2014

City Council
continued from page 3
Meeting earlier that day,
Kissock said, the boards had been
presented with a budget approved
by the Minnesota Department of
Transportation (MNDot), and
have learned that the state will be
carrying a majority of the cost.
McLeod County is responsible to
cover 50 percent of the local
share, while Sibley County and
WCAT are each required to pay
for 25 percent. WCAT membership includes all of the cities in
Wright County with the exception of Clearwater, Monticello,
Otsego and Southaven.
Approved payment number
seven in the amount of
$60,370.98 to LaTour Construction for work on the 2014 Street
Improvement Project. This request covers work completed to
date, and includes some estimated quantities that still require
contractor documentation to determine the final quantity for payment. With this payment, the
value of work completed is
roughly 94 percent of the original
bid amount.
Heard a presentation by
Linda Robass of Avalanche Roof
Snow Removal Company, who
was invited by the council to
have her Maple Lake business
spotlighted at the meeting. Offering a unique tool for removing
snow from rooftops, the Avalanche System cuts into snow and
slides it downward by use of
small wheels and a slippery
chute. Distributed in Canada and
Europe as well as the U.S., the
product has been featured on
Cool Tools, This Old House,
KARE-11 and WCCO news programs and is available at Ace,
True Value, Do It Best and Northland hardware stores, on Amazon
and at
Walk-ins are also welcome.
Directed staff to request that
sheriffs deputies keep an eye out
for speeders on Fourth Street

Legal Notices
West and to put up speed limit
signage in the area. In considering resident requests for stop
signs to control traffic, general
consensus was that Fourth was
intended to be a through street,
and stop signs placed there in the
past had eventually been removed after being deemed ineffective.
Heard a reminder from Public Works Director Jerry
Sawatzke that homeowners carry
shoveling responsibilities for the
sidewalks in front of their
Heard a reminder from
Wright County Sheriffs Deputy
Jason Sievert that drivers should
slow down and come to a complete stop at all stop signs, as
winter weather conditions have
contributed to several crashes
around the area. Winter parking
rules are in effect, and vehicles
must be off the road by 2 a.m.
Adopted a resolution certifying delinquent utility and miscellaneous accounts to the tax roll
for collection by the county auditor with 2015 taxes.
Tabled discussion of options
for future industrial land until the
councils next meeting December
Heard from clerk LeeAnn
Yager that she and Councilmember Deb Geyen had met with the
Maple Lake Lions to discuss a
celebration for the citys 125th
anniversary. The celebration date
has tentatively been set for June
6, to coincide with the all-city
garage sale.
These council actions were
made in the absence of Councilmember Shar Dircks.
The Maple Lake City Council
has set Tuesday, December 2, at
7 p.m. for its annual Truth in Taxation hearing. The councils next
meeting will follow directly

Notice is hereby given that Corinna
Commission/Board of Adjustment will
convene Tuesday December 9, 2014,
at 7:00 PM at Corinna Town Hall to
Variance to construct a 22' x 72'
addition on the northwest end of a
previously approved addition approximately 16 feet from a rear property
line abutting a residential district (min.
50 ft required). Conditional use permit
for the expansion of an existing commercial building to be used for additional cold storage, office, and retail

space related to an existing wholesale business. Applicant: Fergsba

LLC (Marty Ferguson). Property Address: 9030 64th Street NW, Annandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 33-121-27.
Parcel Number(s): 206114002040
and 206106001010.
Variance to construct a partial (28
x 40) second story dwelling addition
and a 28 x 30 attached garage to an
existing 28 x64 dwelling/garage that
is approximately 14 feet from the top
of a bluff (min. 30 ft required). Garage
addition would meet bluff setback but
may be located within the (east) side
yard setback requirement (to be confirmed prior to hearing). Applicant:
Marcus and Kristin Fahey. Property
address: 10129 105th Street NW, An-

Heroes Awards

Programs & Events

continued from page 1

continued from page 4

First Responder Hero: Presented to an individual or group

of the public service community,
such as EMS, firefighter or law
enforcement) who went above
and beyond the call of duty.
Military Hero: Presented to
an active, reserve or retired
member of the U.S. Armed
Forces of ROTC or civilian that
has made a significant impact on
the military community.
Youth Good Samaritan
Hero (under 21): Presented to
an outstanding young person
who displays courage and compassion upon encountering an

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Fifth Degree to one year and one
day prison. Sentenced for Misdemeanor Violation of No Contact Order to 90 days jail,
concurrent. Sentenced by Judge
Skipper, Derrick Dwayne,
age 28, of Montrose, sentenced
on 11/18/14 for Felony Domestic
Assault to a stay of execution for
five years on conditions of probation, serve 180 days jail, pay
$150 fine plus surcharges, pay
$75 public defender co-payment,
obtain permission before leaving
the state, complete Domestic
Abuse Batterer's Intervention
Program and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession
non-prescription drugs, submit
to random testing, provide DNA
sample, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous
weapons, abide by any outstanding order for protection/harassment order/no contact order,
have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl.

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continued from page 3

Holmquist, Jeffery Michael,
age 37, of Cokato, sentenced on
11/20/14 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Third Degree DWI to 10 days
jail. Sentenced by Judge Tenney.
Larkin, Steven Lee, age 23,
of Delano, sentenced on
11/19/14 for Burglary in the
Fourth Degree to 365 days jail,
$3,000 fine; 335 days, $2,800
stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days
jail, pay $200 fine plus surcharges, pay restitution, complete a chemical abuse program
and follow all recommendations,
have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing provide
DNA sample, write a letter of
apology, have no same or similar
violations. Sentenced by Judge
Sandstrom, Kathleen Elizabeth, age 31, of Maple Lake,
sentenced on 11/19/14 for Probation Violations for Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the

nandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 7-121-027.

Parcel number(s): 206034000160.
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
at (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.
Ben Oleson
Zoning Administrator
Corinna Township

unusual, significant or unex- Tree of Hope at MLAirport is Dec. 6

pected incident.
The annual Tree of Hope will be hosted at the Maple Lake MuNominees must be Minnesota nicipal Airport on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Desired
residents and the heroic event gifts include items for children, birth to 18 years old, that could inmust have occurred between clude stuffed animals, books, puzzles, dolls, trucks, videos, CDs,
July 1, 2013 to present. The cameras, electronic hand-held games, jewelry, cosmetics, cards,
deadline for nominations is Jan- clothes and small radios. Checks made payable to Tree of Hope will
uary 31, 2015.
also be accepted. Donations may also be made online via credit card.
Nominate a hero now.
Bring donations to the Maple Lake Airport no later than Dec. 6. For
Videos: 2014 Heroes stories. more information or to arrange for toys to be picked up, contact
For more information about Elaine Morrow of Minnesota Chapter 99s at 952-955-2802, or email
American Red Cross Minnesota, or Howie and Deb Klier of Zuhrah Shriner
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nandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 8-121-027.

Parcel number(s): 206000084101.
Request to allow the separation of
a nonconforming lot of record from an
existing parcel for the purpose of sale
and development. Both resulting lots
are located within a floodplain and
would require fill to meet elevation requirements for new construction or
substantial improvements to the existing dwelling or other structures.
The lot separation would result in an
existing garage being located 1.2 feet
from a side property line (min. 10 ft
required) and a small shed straddling
the lot line. One of the lots would not
be suitable for a Type I sewer system.
Applicant: Mary A. Miller. Property address: 10756 Lawrence Ave NW, An-

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This summer, after years of
work, we broke ground to expand Interstate 94 at the most
congested portion of the corridor. The improvements to Highway 10 continue with the help
of a federal grant to improve
safety at the Highway 10/Armstrong Boulevard intersection.
In May, I was honored to be
on the inaugural flight from
Chicago to St. Cloud, a longawaited goal for the community
that took years of teamwork.
This was the third connection
after commercial air service returned to St. Cloud in 2012. I
also helped keep the air traffic
control towers open after the
federal government threatened
to shut them down last summer.
On the national stage, I

Must be very dependable and selfmotivated. Great pay and benefits!
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never stopped fighting for Minnesota values don't spend

more than you take in, reward
hard work and innovation, and
get government out of the way.
That's why I voted against
the costly Wall Street bailout,
the automobile bailout, and the
trillion dollar stimulus all
paid for with borrowed money
leaving our children and grandchildren with a stack of unpaid
I also led the charge against
takeover of one-sixth of our
economy, which has resulted in
canceled plans, premium rate
increases and the devastating
medical device tax.
Instead, I advocated solutions so costs really would be
lowered and more people would
have access to the care they
need and deserve. Last year, the
House passed my bill to repeal
Obamacare so we can begin
anew with free market, patientcentered health care reforms.
As a member of the Financial Services Committee, I coauthored bipartisan credit card
consumer protection legislation
that was signed by President
Bush in 2008.
As a foster mom, I was
proud to help establish the Congressional Caucus on Foster
Youth. Along with my cochairs, we championed the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which
granted social workers greater
access to foster children's educational records. It was signed
by President Obama last year.
I also was privileged to cochair the Congressional Caucus

on Adoption and recently took a

child welfare trip to Haiti.
As a member of the Intelligence Committee, I traveled to
more than 30 countries and met
with world leaders and ambassadors on the pressing issues of
terrorism, national security and
foreign policy.
But no one left the indelible
mark on me as much as our
brave men and women in the
armed services. I helped bring
additional health care options
for veterans through the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
in Ramsey and enjoyed visiting
our veterans at the St. Cloud
Visiting with Minnesotans
on the front lines during multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan
remains a highlight of my tenure
in Congress and it deepened my
belief of our sacred obligation to
our veterans. The promise of the
American Dream comes at a
cost, and we must never forget
the sacrifices of those who put
their lives on the line.
In my time in Congress I
have fought to preserve this
great nation and to tirelessly advocate for the dignified people
who entrusted me to act as their
representative in Washington.
The district didn't send me to
Washington to be a defender of
special interests but as a fighter
for the people.
I may be leaving Congress,
but I will continue the fight to
leave a better future for our children and grandchildren.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve you. It has been the
honor of a lifetime.

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Dr. D.D. Lieske

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The Pottery Farm & Pandoras PaintBox

Jessy Johanneck (612) 298-6372
Dr. Vicki Johanneck (612) 245-7104

46 Birch Ave S - Maple Lake

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715 Norway Drive Annandale