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Volume 120, Number 24 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com

Township
election results
Albion Township:
Township Supervisor:
John Uecker
Township Treasurer:
Douglas Triplett
Chatham Township:
Township Supervisor:
Thomas Schuveiller
Township Treasurer:
Joan Baert-Demarais
Corinna Township:
Town Supervisor:
John Dearing
Maple Lake Township:
Township Supervisor:
Tom Neumann

Inside . . .

Pheasants Forever
Banquet: page 3

I Love to Read:
page 6

Coming up
* 38th Annual St.
Patricks Day Festival
is March 14

St. Pats Celebration off to a great start


by Vicki Grimmer
Correspondent

It was a full house at the


American Legion Saturday night
when another record-breaking
crowd helped give Maple Lakes
St. Patricks Day Celebration an
impressive kick-off.
The evenings events began at
5:30 for the social hour which included some spirited bidding on
the 60 baskets up for grabs in the
silent auction and the half-card
raffle tickets were quickly sold
out as party-goers vied for the
opportunity to win one of the
four raffle items.
During the dinner provided
by HH Catering, Maple Lake
Mayor Lynn Kissock launched
the award portion of the evening
by expressing appreciation that
In this Irish Catholic community you welcomed and elected a
Scottish English Methodist as
mayor. Kissock hastened to add
that, in fact, her 7th great-grandfather was Irish.
As her first order of business,
Kissock, on behalf of the community, bade farewell to outgoing Maple Lake Ambassadors,
Lori Elsenpeter, Courtney Klingelhoets and Blair Stewig and introduced this years candidates
Heather Blahut, still in her Dojo
Karate uniform, in celebration of
a 2nd degree black belt earned
earlier that day, and Madison
Nelson, costumed as a book, her
self-described autobiography
that was, in her words, to be
continued, and I can only hope
that I will live happily ever

after.
Third candidate, Maya Ortiz,
was unable to attend.
Kissock went on to welcome
Ethel Fobbe the Grand Marshal
of the 38th St. Patricks Day parade. She presented Fobbe the
commemorative plaque saying,
It is truly an honor to be in your
presence and to have your history and your legacy be part of
Maple Lake. A standing ovation
greeted Fobbes acceptance of
the award.
Chamber member Wendy
Sylvester then had the privilege
to present this years Commodore Award to an individual
honored every year by the Minneapolis Aquatennial and recognized as an outstanding volunteer
in our community. This year the
award goes to my father, Steve
Mooney.
Mooney, a long-time Lion
member and current member of
Maple Lakes 125th Anniversary
committee, was caught off guard
by the award. I had no idea,
said Mooney. I was just sitting
there and half listening and half
talking to others at the table, and
all of a sudden I heard her mention something and thought
Gosh, shes talking about me! I
didnt know what to say when
she got me up there, but she kind
of shuffled me off pretty quicklyshe said, I didnt want you to get
started talking, Dad, wed be
here all night!

Irish Pre-Party
continued on page 7

Local teen aims for Miss Teen of America title


by Brenda Erdahl
Correspondent

* St. Patricks Day is


March 17
* Be An Engineer
Family Night at MLE is
March 17

Boyd Huppert,
Honorary
Grand Marshal

Ashley Becker rides in the Maple Lake 2014 St. Patricks


Day Parade. She has represented her state and hometown as Miss Teen of Minnesota since 2013. In June her
reign will be over. (Photo submitted)

The Honorary Grand Marshal


of this years St. Patricks Day
Parade is KARE 11s television
journalist, Boyd Huppert.
Best known for KAREs
weekly Land of 10,000 Stories
segment, Huppert has earned
some of broadcast journalisms
highest honors, including a national Emmy for feature reporting, more than 80 regional
Emmys- including one for his
2012 feature on sisters Helen Doherty and Florence Menth, the
National Headliner Grand Award,
the Scripps-Howard Award, three
national Sigma Delta Chi Awards
and 12 national Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Huppert grew up on a farm in
Wisconsin, began his broadcasting career in radio, but quickly
moved into television. Prior to his
arrival at KARE 11, he spent time
at television stations in Wausau,
Wisconsin, Omaha, Nebraska
and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Above: Commodore
Award winner Steve
Mooney, Grand Marshal Ethel Fobbe and
Chamber Member of
the Year John Rivers
show off their brandnew plaques.
Right: Taking a break
from
catering
the
event, Harney Heeralall, owner of Maple
Lakes Chamber Business of the Year, The V
by HH, with daughter,
Lauren, one of the
evenings
servers,
pose for a quick pic.
(Photos by Sam Zuehl)

Maple Lakes own Ashley


Becker, or as she is more formally known, Miss Teen of
Minnesota, is aiming to take her
title to a new level this week.
For three days, Friday,
March 13, through Sunday,
March 15, Becker will go up
against teens from across the
country in a competition that
will test her awareness of the
world, scholastic achievements,
poise, personality, and much
more with the goal of becoming
the new Miss Teen of America.
If she wins the title she will
continue on a journey that began
back in 2013.
According to Beckers mom,
Sandy, the Miss Teen of America
organization
contacts
schools and searches local publications for outstanding female
teens. Becker applied and was
one of the 40 participants cho-

sen to run for the title of Miss


Teen of Minnesota.
She was invited to compete
in 2011, however, we didnt
even look at it as I thought it
was a beauty pageant, Sandy
said. When she was invited
again in 2013 I actually read the
information and thought it
might be worth looking into.
Clearly it was worth it as along
with the title of Miss Teen of
Minnesota came a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to
run for the title of Miss Teen of
America.
That summer, Becker went
up against 40 other would-be
Miss Teens of Minnesota at St.
Cloud State University and
won.
Now a freshman at St.
Thomas University, Becker has
spent her two-year reign involved in a number of noble
pursuits including Operation
Glass Slipper, which collects

formal gowns, shoes and accessories for teenagers who would


like to attend the prom but cant
afford an outfit; Teens for Jeans
Drive which collected 335 pairs
of jeans for homeless teenagers
last spring; Healing Haiti and
fund-raisers for St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
Early on in her reign, she
headed up a fundraiser that collected over $4,000 for a family
who lost their five-month-old
daughter to a rare liver disease.
At the time she called it the
most rewarding event that I
participated in during all of
this.
This weekends competition
will likely prove to be stiffer
than any other as all of the girls
have already proved themselves
to some extent by winning their
states individual competitions.

Miss Teen
continued on page 14

The what, when and where of St. Pats 2015


The Annual Craft Fair at Maple
Lake Elementary, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
highlights the wares of over 40
vendors, and includes several
new people and lots of new ideas,
according to coordinator, Betty
Gordon. There are still a few spots
open, if youve got something
youd like to include, contact Gordon at 320-963-5351.
Registration for the Irish Scamper begins at 9 a.m., in the Maple
Lake High School commons. The
5K race starts promptly at 11 a.m.
at the intersection of Birch Avenue
and Division Street in downtown
Maple Lake. The race will follow
the same route as last year, a 2-lap
course through the "old town" of
Maple Lake. 1 mile and 2 mile

splits will be marked and times


will be read. Results and awards
will take place at approximately
12:15. Long-sleeved dry-blend Tshirts will be given on a first-come
first-serve basis. Pre-registered
runners are guaranteed a 2015 Tshirt.
More information on the race
may be found at www.raceberryjam/scamper. Registration forms
are also available at the Maple
Lake High School office.
Over 100 units will be featured
in this years Grande Day Parade.
Line-up begins at 12:30 and it
starts on its route at 1:30 p.m. near
the community park on Division
Street.
Highlights for this year include

Grande Marshal Ethel Fobbe, a


lifetime resident of Maple Lake
who will celebrate her 100th birthday in May, and Honorary Grand
Marshal Boyd Huppert, producer
of KARE 11s weekly Land of
10,000 Stories segment.
Pre-parade, the Clown Arounds
will entertain. The Clown Arounds
are a group from all over the state
who come together to entertain at
nursing homes, fairs, special
events, and parades.
DA BAND will entertain
throughout the parade route.
(theyre what happens when you
don't support your local high
school band program.)
A few of the new entrants in
this years parade include: The

Osman Shrine Mighty Mites, the


O'Schaufler Clan, "Boogie for
Jesus", Maple Lake Floral, and,
weather permitting, the Zurah
Shrine Pipes and Drums.
Join in the fun! Add your business or organization to the line-up
by calling Deb Geyen 320-9803144 or Irene Hudek at 320-9636555.
The culmination of the day will
be the coronation of the new
Maple Lake Ambassadors taking
place at about 4 p.m. in the Maple
Lake High School gym. The
Aquatennial Commodores Award
and other parade awards will be
announced during this event.
For great Irish food on parade
day see page 8.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 2


March 11, 2015

Viewpoint

Brutes
Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
o
Maple Lakes basketball ways didnt turn out the
way fans would have liked when they were defeated by Annandale
last Tuesday 67-57 at St. Michael-Albertville in the semi-finals of
the sub-section. The Irish were cold and couldnt buy a basket in
the first half when Annandales tough defense kept them at bay and
the Cardinals took a commanding 34-20 lead. An effort by the Irish
to close the gap fell short when Annandale came out with a hot hand
in the second half. I stuck around for the Breck vs. Providence
Academy game and watched Breck chip away at Providences halftime 37-33 lead to win 64-62 in a close game. I figured they would
give Annandale a run for their money, so to speak, but that didnt
happen when the Cardinals dominated the Section finals and defeated Breck 65-42 at St. Cloud. In the second game Melrose defeated a tough Eden Valley-Watkins team 50-42. Both Annandale
and Melrose played in the state tournament on Wednesday, Annandale vs. Caledonia at 6 p.m.; and Melrose vs. Red Wood Valley at
8 p.m. If both teams continue to win they would meet in the finals
on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Target Center. If that happens, and I
hope it does, the Target Center will be rocking with fans from both
towns. My sentiments go with Annandale who is making a repeat
trip to state this year after losing to Esko in the finals 60-41 a year
ago.
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*
*
The favorable weather prompted me to get back to winter angling last week when the temps got into the 30s. I chose Rock Lake,
mostly because that seemed to be the only lake where I could get
any bites. This was on Thursday and I was the only person on the

The
Retiree
by Jerry Hoem
I wrote a note to my cardiologist. My computer says I can
do that. I'm dizzy, I said, and
I have four medications that
they say could make me dizzy. I
fell back on the bed this morning, and if I had fallen another
way, I could have gone out the
window. It's cold outside, and I
don't like to be dizzy, so how do
I tell which one is making me
dizzy?
Maybe it isn't the medications, he said in response. I
will have you see the nurse practitioner. She will tell you to do
some other doctor stuff. Meantime, take your blood pressure.
That'll keep you busy for a day
or two. He didn't really say it

that way, but that's what he


meant. So he did, and I called
her to set an appointment. I saw
her four or five years ago, too,
when the doctor had a golf
game.
The doctor said you were
dizzier than usual, the nurse
practitioner said on the phone,
evidently recognizing my name.
Maybe they keep notes on dizzy
people. Doctor says it's likely
your diuretic, so take one pill
every other day, and keep track
of your blood pressure daily, and
weigh yourself each morning,
and see me in a week and a half
at eleven in the morning, okay?
She didn't really say it that way,
but that's what she meant.

Ask a
Trooper
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
Question: I recently saw a
vehicle going down the highway with one of the car doors
left wide open, I believe it was
the right rear door of this fourdoor vehicle. It appeared that
the person in the vehicle was
hauling something and unable
to shut their car door. Whatever
they were hauling was sticking
out just barely, but the car door
was completely open. I was
wondering if this is illegal.
Answer: If the right rear
door was completely open, I
would say that was illegal.
There is no requirement for a

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passenger door to be on a vehicle (for example, Jeeps, delivery trucks, etc.); however, the
door being opened cannot inhibit the flow of traffic. Minnesota State Statute (M.S.S.)
has laws in reference to extending beyond fenders and projecting loads.
M.S.S. 169.80 subdivision 3
says, No passenger-type vehicle shall be operated on any
highway with any load carried
thereon extending beyond the
line of the fenders on the left
side of such vehicle nor extending more than six inches beyond

So I did. I weighed myself


every morning and found that I
didn't vary while on a pill every
other day, so in doctor terms, I
wasn't retaining extra water. I
had a retention problem in college economics, too, but it wasn't water. I thought it was
something similar. I had that
problem in chemistry, too.
When I went to see the nurse
practitioner, I brought along my
list of weights and blood pressures. She looked at it and said
something like Huh and
tossed it away. Then she took
my blood pressure. They always
do that. She said it looked good,
and I said it was lower there
than at home. She said maybe
the meds hadn't had time to
work when I took it. Every day.
For a week and a half.
Later, Sister-in-law, a retired
nurse, said I should take half a
pill a day instead of a whole pill
every other day. That made
sense, so I cut a bunch of pills in

half, and kept up that routine.


I still got up dizzy. Aha,
said Wife. I bet it's one of the
other pills. How about those
enormous pink ones you take
twice a day? They must be expensive. Try cutting down on
those, and use the savings to
take me out to lunch.
Well, they are expensive,
being over-the-counter instead
of prescription. Stuff that's
under the counter usually is the
expensive stuff, but that doesn't
apply to pills.
Wife's guess seems to be
working a little better than medical science. Not that I'm no
longer dizzy, but now if I stand
for a half a minuteaway from
the windowI'm able to navigate properly.
Next, I need to write the doctor a note to see if I'm endangering my health. My other pills
with dizzy warnings are smaller
and easier to swallow, so I hope
it all works.

the line of the fenders on the


right side thereof.
For loads projected to the
front, M.S.S. 169.81 says, The
load upon any vehicle operated
alone, or the load upon the front
vehicle of a combination of vehicles, shall not extend more
than three feet beyond the front
wheels of such vehicle or the
front bumper of such vehicle if
it is equipped with such a
bumper.
For loads projecting out to
the back, M.S.S. 169.52 says,
When the load upon any vehicle extends to the rear four feet
or more beyond the bed or body
of such vehicle, there shall be
displayed at the extreme rear
end of the load, at the times
when lighted lamps on vehicles
are required in this chapter, a
red light or lantern plainly visible from a distance of at least

500 feet to the sides and rear.


The light or lantern required
under this section shall be in addition to the rear light required
upon every vehicle. At any time
when no lights are required,
there shall be displayed at the
extreme rear end of such load a
red, yellow or orange flag or
cloth not less than 16 inches
square.
A portion of state statutes
was used with permission from
the Office of the Revisor of
Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related
laws or issues in Minnesota,
send your questions to Trp.
Jesse Grabow Minnesota
State Patrol at 1000 Highway
10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN
56501-2205. (You can follow
him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW
or
reach
him
at,
jesse.grabow@state.mn.us).

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lake when I got out there about 1 p.m. I caught a few small sunfish
before I had a pickup drive up and heard a not very familiar voice
ask to see my fishing license. It was DNR Conservation Officer
Mies and I dug out my license from my billfold which was kind of
a struggle because I was wearing my cold weather fishing pants
with suspenders. He was patient and we traded information about
winter fishing. We agreed it hadnt been very productive this year,
but hoped it would get better with late ice conditions still ahead of
us.
.
.
I quit early that day, mostly because I ran out of
propane; but I went out again on Friday in the morning. There were
a few other anglers on the lake, but I didnt find the action any better
no matter where I dropped a line, so it was pizza for supper. . .
I passed on fishing Saturday and Sunday deciding I should be patient. A drive by Maple Lake Sunday afternoon had a congregation
of snowmobilers and one Clam out from the beach. There was more
action further out on the lake, but it was some people flying kites.
The large kites, one with a double tail, were getting fairly high in
the west wind and were impressive to watch. . .
two comments about seeing dead skunks on the highway Sunday was another harbinger that spring isnt too far off.
*
*
*
The predictions for nice weather Saturday for Maple Lakes St.
Patricks Day Festival was good news for all the events that are
planned for that day. Im confident there will be a lot of people in
town because of the weather to participate in the Scamper, the
Grande Day parade, and the various other things that will be happening. My congratulations to this years parade Grand Marshal,
Ethel Fobbe, whom I thought was a great choice.
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*
*
I hope everyone had the know-how to set their vehicle clocks
ahead Sunday. I apparently didnt. I thought I had it figured out, but
when I fired up the Subaru Monday it had reverted back to regular
time. I suspect I missed acknowledging the final setting, so now Ill
have to start all over. Its frustrating for me to understand the directions printed in the manual. I may be a country bumpkin, but it
seems to me resetting the clock should be easy, which it isnt!

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Spring road weight


restrictions
Spring road weight restrictions will go into effect on
Wright County highways on
Thursday, March 12, 2015, at
12:00 noon. These restrictions,
which protect the roadways, will
remain in effect until further notice.
All roads will be posted with
signs indicating maximum allowable axle loads. The Wright
County Sheriffs Department
will enforce these limitations.
Any questions regarding spe-

cific route postings should be directed to the Office of the


County Highway Engineer in
Buffalo at 763-682-7383 or 1800-362-3667, ext. 7383. Maps
showing specific restrictions are
available for viewing in city and
town halls. This map is also
available on the home page of
the Wright County website:
www.co.wright.mn.us
Virgil G. Hawkins
County Engineer

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

CARD OF THANKS: cards, gifts and flowers


Thank you to all of my sent while I was recuperatfamily, friends and neigh- ing from my fall.
bors for the prayers and
God bless all of you!
words of encouragement,
Bernice Rachel

Letters
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All letters to the editor must be signed and must include the writers address and telephone number or email address. Letters of private thanks, solicitation, petition and
those containing libelous material will not be published. The Messenger reserves the
right to edit all letters.

To the Editor:
I want to invite readers who
receive power from WrightHennepin Cooperative Electric
Association (WH) to attend our
78th annual meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
The meeting will be held at
the cooperative's headquarters in
Rockford. A complimentary
pork chop dinner for members
will be served from 4:30-6:45
p.m., followed by a short business meeting at 7 p.m. Many
other activities are planned, including prize drawings and a
chance to win the grand prize of
a retired 2005 Chevy half-ton
4x4 pickup.
The theme for this year's annual meeting is "A New Era for
Energy," and features guest
speaker Bob Engel, CEO of one
of the preeminent utility banks
in America (CoBank, headquar-

tered in Denver, CO). Mr. Engel


and officers of WH will address
the historic transition taking
place in the U.S. electric industry and how it will affect consumers. Attendees will also hear
brief reports on the cooperative's
strong financial, competitive and
operational performance in
2014.
Three of the nine seats on
WG's Board of Directors are up
for election. In addition to the director elections in districts 1, 3
and 9, all members will receive
a bylaw ballot that recommends
updates for five areas of the organization's governing documents. Election results will be
announced at the meeting.
I encourage all members of
WH to join us March 26.
Cooperatively,
Chris Lantto
Board Chair

Maple Lake Messenger Page 3


March 11, 2015

March 9 Wright County Business Brief


Sheriffs report
New owner, new location for Maple Lake Floral
On March 3, Jennifer Kim insurance.
Bruska, 32, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for 5th degree
controlled substance violation.
On March 3, Dominic Marcus Clifford, 20, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of domestic assault
by strangulation.
On March 3, Christina Rebecca Schaufler, 22, of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale
on the charge of 5th degree assault.
On March 4, Hunter Paul
Klemz, 18, of Clearwater, was
arrested in Clearwater on a
Wright County apprehension
and detention order for theft.
On March 4, Aaron Michael
Edberg, 26, of Buffalo, was arrested in Rockford Township on
the charge of domestic assault.
On March 5, Matthew
Patrick Delare, 42, of Cokato,
was arrested in Cokato on an
Aitkin County warrant for 3rd
degree DWI.
On March 5, Eric Lee Wasik,
45, of Monticello, was arrested
in Monticello on a Wright
County apprehension and detention order for 2nd degree DWI
violation.
On March 6, Daniel Scott
Stewart, 29, of Clearwater, was
arrested in Clearwater on the
charge of possession of stolen
property.
On March 6, Phillip
Lawrence Vanorny, 42, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of no

On March 6, Mary Jo Kathleen Gerring, 54, of Maple


Lake, was arrested in Maple
Lake on a Wright County warrant for 3rd degree DWI test refusal.
On March 6, Jeremy Lee
Aebly, 33, of Delano, was arrested in Delano on a Wright
County warrant for theft.
On March 7, Robert Joseph
Smith, 37, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on Roseau
County and Stearns County
warrants for disorderly conduct.
On March 7, David Robert
Ohm, 48, of Montrose, was arrested in Montrose on the charge
of domestic assault by strangulation.
On March 8, Jason Alan
Sandell, 39, of South Haven,
was arrested in Southside Township on the charge of 3rd degree
DWI.
On March 8, Ronald Lynn
Gotvaslee, 56, of Buffalo, was
arrested in Marysville Township
on the charge of 2nd degree
DWI, operating without ignition
interlock and violation of a no
use restricted license.
There were 52 property damage accidents, 7 personal injury
accidents, 2 hit and run accidents and 11 car-deer accidents.
There were 7 arrests for
DWI, no underage consumption
arrests, no school bus stop arm
violations and 61 tickets for
miscellaneous traffic violations
reported this week.

March 2 Wright County


Attorneys report
Agre, Cory James, age 33, of
Monticello,
sentenced
on
02/27/15 for Probation Violations for Felony Domestic Assault to 45 days jail. Sentenced
by Judge Davis.
Banks, Nate Dwight, age 26,
of Rockford, sentenced on
02/26/15 for Felony Violation of
a No Contact Order to 26 months
prison. Sentenced for Probation
Violations for Felony Violation
of a No Contact Order to 18
months prison, concurrent. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Buker, Juan Carlos Michael,
age 34, of Rockford, sentenced
on 02/24/15 for Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault to 365
days jail, $50 fine; 320 days
stayed for three years on conditions of probation, serve 45 days
jail, pay $50 fine plus surcharges, complete Domestic
Abuse Batterers Intervention
Program 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, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and
follow all recommendations,
have no contact with victim,
serve 30 days on electronic home
monitoring, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge McPherson.
Busse, Jeffrey John, age 21,
of Buffalo, sentenced on
02/26/15 for Misdemeanor Theft
to 90 days jail, $100 fine; 88
days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve 2 days
jail, pay $100 plus surcharges,
pay restitution, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Tenney.
Elletson-Smith, Eric Robert
Garrett, age 20, of Monticello,
sentenced on 03/05/15 for
Felony Burglary in the Third Degree to a stay of imposition for
ten years on conditions of probation, serve 60 days jail, pay $85
surcharges, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to
random testing, pay restitution,
provide DNA sample, have no
use or possession of firearms or
dangerous weapons, do not register to vote until discharged
from probation, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Tenney.
Etzler, Joshua David, age 40,
of Montrose, sentenced on
02/25/15 for Misdemeanor Do-

mestic Assault to 90 days jail,


$1,000 fine; 75 days, $850
stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 15 days
jail, pay $150 fine plus surcharges, have no use or possession
of
alcohol
or
non-prescription drugs, submit to
random testing, complete Batterers Intervention Program and
follow all recommendations,
provide DNA sample, attend a
support group, have no use or
possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.
Hanson, Benjamin Zachary,
age 40, of Howard Lake, sentenced on 02/27/15 for Gross
Misdemeanor Interfere with a
911 Call to 365 days jail; 327
days stayed for two years on
conditions of probation, have no
use or possession of alcohol or
non-prescription drugs, submit to
random testing, complete the
Domestic Abuse Batterers Intervention Program and follow all
recommendations, have no contact with victim, provide DNA
sample, have no same or similar
violations. Sentenced by Judge
Davis.
Heaver, Adam Lee, age 25,
address unknown, sentenced on
03/01/15 for Probation Violations for Felony Criminal Sexual
Conduct in the Third Degree to
36 months prison. Sentenced for
Probation Violations for Felony
Violation of a No Contact Order
to 21 months prison, concurrent.
Sentenced by Judge Strand.
Hubbell,
Christopher
George, age 36, of Howard
Lake, sentenced on 03/05/15 for
Probation Violations for Felony
Criminal Sexual Conduct in the
First Degree to 90 days jail. Sentenced for Probation Violations
for Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree to 90
days jail. Sentenced by Judge
Tenney.
Jensen, Brittany Elizabeth,
age 26, of Maple Lake, sentenced on 03/05/15 for Probation
Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 85
days jail. Sentenced by Judge
McPherson.
Lea, Holly Katrina, age 43,
of Monticello, sentenced on
02/26/15 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Third Degree DWI to 20 days
jail. Sentenced by Judge Strand.

Sentencings
continued on page 12

by Heather Reinhart
Correspondent

Maple Lake resident Brandy


Sutton is fulfilling a dream by
taking over as the new owner of
Maple Lake Floral.
Sutton, who attended floral
design school back in 1996, put
her career on hold to raise a family, but once her son grew up and
joined the National Guard, she
started to pursue a floral career
once again. Sutton reached out
to Darrell Jensen, former owner
of Maple Lake Floral, to ask
about helping out on a part-time
basis. She learned Jensen was
planning to retire and had already sold the building, so she
bought the inventory and supplies from him and opened up
her own shop at 58 Birch Avenue South (across from the costume shop) on March 2.
Sutton said shell continue to
operate as a full-service retail
florist for all life-changing

events, and will use all the same


vendors as before. She invites
customers to stop in for free coffee and cookies Monday-Friday
as shed like to mingle with people in the community and find
out what theyd like to see in the
store. You can also see Brandy
(disguised as a flower) in the St.
Patricks Day Parade handing
out floral rewards cards.
Maple Lake Floral is now
open at its new location. The
phone and fax numbers remain
the same: 320-963-8860 (phone)
and 320-963-8859 (fax). Hours
are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m., and Sunday for consultations only.
A Grand Opening Celebration will take place March 30April 4 (the week of Easter).
In-store specials will include 10
percent off all gift baskets and
plants, and a special on helium
balloons.

New owner, Brandy Sutton, at Maple Lake Florals new location, 58 Birch Ave. S., Maple Lake. (Photo by Vicki Grimmer)

County looking to prevent distracted driving


by John Holler
Correspondent

For years, law enforcement


has dealt with the biggest problems that lead to driving fatalities. The primary focus has been
on two areas speeding and
drunk driving. However, there is
a new culprit that is putting drivers at risk distracted driving.
The primary focus on preventing
distracted driving is to keep people off their cell phones while
operating a motor vehicle, something that is easier said and done.
Wright County Sheriff Joe
Hagerty has been working with
Pat Hackman of the Safe Com-

munities of Wright County program to educate and inform the


public of the dangers of distracted driving. The annual saturations that the sheriffs
department does in terms of addressing speeding and drunk
driving have started to include
distracted driving. Hagerty said
the first such saturation enforcement began last summer and he
was surprised at the results.
We did a saturation last
summer that were going to do
again this spring to bring some
awareness to the problem,
Hagerty said. We post a uniformed officer on a downtown

street corner just a few feet off


the boulevard watching an intersection. Hell be looking right
into the passenger compartment
of the car. He couldnt believe
how many people were doing
something on their phone.
By Minnesota law, all juveniles under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a phone in
any form while driving. Adults
can use a phone to talk, but accessing the Internet or texting is
illegal for anyone operating a
motor vehicle. The issue that
law enforcement faces is that, as
a society, weve become more
mobile and phones have become

almost indispensable to many


people, even when theyre driving.
The problem is that people
are addicted to their phones,
Hagerty said. They do so much
that their like a computer or a
tablet in the palm of their hand.
They use it for everything, so its
hard to get some of them to put
it down even when theyre
driving. Everybody has them
and theyre so accessible. If they
lose their phone, theyre totally
lost.

County Board
continued on page 7

30th Annual Pheasants Forever Banquet


the 30 years. The most recent
was their participation in the
Wright County Pheasants 604 acre Veterans State Wildlife
Forever Chapter members and Management area south of
guests observed their 30th an- Clearwater off Hwy. 24. Numerniversary on March 7 at the ous other organizations were involved in the purchase including
Classic Hall, Annandale.
Highlighting the evening was local entities, Muller Family
the presentation of a plaque rec- Theatres and Rassat Outdoor
ognizing the chapter for provid- Group.
Theatre owner Mike Muller,
ing $5,000,000 in funds used for
various programs and projects in wintering in Florida, was
the county and Minnesota over awarded the Long Tail Award
and his son, Mike Jr.,
was present to accept
the plaque Davidson,
was presented with the
Dedication Award and
commented his farm is
put in the Federal CRP
(Conservation Reserve
Program) and the states
RIM (Reinvest in Minnesota) program which
is providing habitat for
both birds and ducks.
Two members of the
Buffalo High School
Trap Shooting team,
Brandin Evens and
Megan Ratke, were acknowleged Saturday.
They participate in a
12-team conference.
Evens was the Class A
varsity champion breaking 23 clays. Ratke was
close behind at 21. Both
Janet Sandquist, Delano, won this girls hunt ducks and
Franchi Intesity Max 12 ga. 26-inch deer.
barrel automatic shotgun. She was MC for the evening
the most enthusiastic winner at the was Bob St. Pierere,
banquet. (Photo by Harold Brutlag) vice-president of marby Harold Brutlag
Correspondent

Presenting the plaque to Chapter committeeman Bob Peterson is Emilee Nelson, regional representative for the
eastern portion of Minnesota, and a wildlife biologist,
available to 37 chapters. Peterson is also a charter member and former president of the Wright County Chapter
and this year won the Sponsors Prize, a big game rifle
and scope. He is also active in a family mentor hunt and
youth education programs including the 5th Grade Field
Day conducted at Ney Park. (Photo by Harold Brutlag)
keting for Pheasants Forever
and a radio personality on
KFAN FM 200.3. He gave longtime chapter member, Leo Kill,
a break but Kill still found ways
to get involved Saturday.
Wildlife biologist, Emilee
Nelson, had a good answer
when asked about the future of
pheasants in Minnesota, when
she said, We need to give them
a place to live. That translates
into habitat. She commented
graphs of the rise and fall in
pheasant populations correlate
with the amount of habitat that
has been available during peak
years.

The banquet, which is the


chapters
only
annual
fundraiser, was attended by
nearly 300 members and guests
who participated in the numerous fund-raising opportunities.
To show the chapters appreciation for 30 successful years,
a free raffle for a small caliber
rifle was conducted to end the
evening. It was won by a lady.
Present officers of the Wright
County Chapter are Jeremy
Kisner, president; Eric Lenneman, secretary; David Lloyd,
treasurer; Eric Mattson and
Melissa Sandquist, co-banquet
chairs.

March 16 Maple Lake Fire Department Report


Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department and Ambulance Service responded to the following
emergencies during the past week:
Mar. 9, 9:15 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 7, 5:45 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 7, 11:33 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital ER.
Mar. 7, 10:34 a.m.: Medical.

Patient transported by Maple Lake


ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 6, 3:26 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 6, 7:29 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Allina Ambulance.
Mar. 5, 10:38 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 5, 6:33 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital

ER.
Mar. 4, 6:33 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 3, 9:52 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 3, 8:01 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple Lake
ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital
ER.
Mar. 3, 7:11 p.m.: Vehicle accident, County Road 8 and 134th
St. NW. No ambulance transportation.

Mar. 3, 0:27 a.m: Medical.


Medical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake ambulance to the St.
Cloud Hospital ER.
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department responded to two
controlled burns. One on Mar. 5,
9:08 p.m., to 11060 County Road
8 NW, Silver Creek Twp. No action was necessary by the 21 firefighters that responded.
The second burn was on Mar.
7, at County Road 8 and 15th St.
NW, Corinna Twp. A Wright
County Deputy cancelled the call.
Sixteen firefighters responded to
the page.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 4


March 11, 2015

Community

Meetings
Men's 12 Step Group, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
March 17: Maple Lake City
Council, 7 p.m., city hall.
March 17: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m.,
United Methodist Church of Annandale, 20 Oak Ave. N. 320274-3380
March
17:
Gamblers
Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
March 17: Celebrate Recovery (non-denominational Christian-based recovery program), 7
p.m., Monticello Covenant
Church; 763-295-2112.
March 18: Maple Lake
V.F.W. 7664 Post & Auxiliary,
7 p.m. at The V by HH.

And thats the


way it was . . .
Winter decided to linger on in
Maple Lake while heavy winds
created drifts measuring from
12-15 feet in height. ... Andys
Red Owl sold ten grapefruit for
fifty-nine cents. ... The movie
The Disorderly Orderly came
to the Monticello Movie Theater
starring Jerry Lewis in his best
and funniest comedy. ... Rackliffe Sanitation started a home
garbage pick-up service for just
$1.65 per month instead of having to haul your garbage each
week. ...And Thats The Way It
Was 50 Years Ago This Week.
Irishman Clay Mooney led
the St. Patricks Day Parade as
Grand Marshal. ... The Maple
Lake School Board passed a
speed limit resolution. ... The
RIM Reserve Program increased
access to private land for recreational opportunities. ... The seventh and eighth grade girls
basketball teams won the Central Minnesota Conference titles.
...And Thats The Way It Was
25 Years Ago This Week.

In celebration of St. Patricks


Day, the Miss Maple Lake 2000
was Theresa Klein. ...Maple
Lakes Todd Fuller earned an
NCAA Division II title as one of
four winners for the National
Champion North Dakota State
Bison. ... Pat and Connie Lahr of
Maple Lake participated in a
Holy Land pilgrimage that took
them to Israel to walk in the
footsteps of Jesus. ...And Thats
The Way It Was 15 Years Ago
This Week.
Queen Brittany Gries passed
on her title to newly-crowned
Miss Maple Lake, Danae McGregor. ... The Irish Scamper
sent more than 600 runners
down the streets of Maple Lake
during the St. Patricks Day Festival. ... The Irish Washerwomen
attended the St. Patricks Day
Parade and earned the top honors for the local parade unit. ...
Maple Lake High School students were honored at the Vocal
and Solo Ensemble Contest.
...And Thats The Way It Was
FIve Years Ago This Week.

55+ Driver Improvement Program


The Minnesota Highway
Safety Center will be offering
55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following
days:
March 16th (4Hr. Refresher
Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Community Center, 206
Central Ave., Buffalo
March 24th (4Hr. Refresher
Course) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Star
Bank of Maple Lake, 100 State
Hwy. 55, Maple Lake
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 www.mnsafetycenter.org or call TOLL FREE 1(888)-234-1294.
Persons age 55 and older who
complete the course qualify for a
10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years,
according to Minnesota law.
First-time participants must
complete the initial eight hours
of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to
maintain the 10% discount.

60+ and Healthy Clinics


The 60+ and Healthy Clinics,
provided by Wright County Public Health, provides foot care for
the senior citizens of Wright
County. Toenail trimming is offered to meet the needs of those
seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves.
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics
will be charging a $15 fee for
foot care services. This fee is
necessary because the clinics are
no longer being funded by grant
money. However, if you are unable to pay the fee, you will not
be turned away. The clinics are

hosted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


If you have any questions,
please ask clinic staff or call WC
Public Health at 1-800-3623667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, March 17: Annandale Senior Center, City Hall, 30
Cedar St. East
Tuesday, March 24: St.
Michael Ridge Apartments
Community Room, 698 Ridge
Drive
For the full schedule, visit:
www.co.wright.mn.us/forms/humanservices/60%20Plus%20and
%20Healthy%20Schedule.pdf

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives


Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives by giving
blood. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or
visiting redcrossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities
in Wright County: March 17, 1 - 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic
Church, 300 1st Ave. NW, Buffalo; March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,
Preferred Choice Chiropractic, 1116 6th St., Howard Lake; March
30, 12 - 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 507 County Road 134, Buffalo.

March 11th Puzzle

March 12: Maple Lake


Lions, 7 p.m., American Legion
Club in Maple Lake.
March 12: Sons of the
American Legion, 8 p.m.,
American Legion Club, Maple
Lake.
March 12: AA & Al-Anon,
7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
March 14: AA, 7:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2015 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
March 16: S.A.M. quilting
group, St. Timothy's Church
basement, 8 a.m.
March 16: Multiple Sclerosis support group, 12-1:30
p.m., Buffalo United Methodist
Church. Cathy, 320-274-8408,
or Mary Jo, 612-353-1460.
March 16: Al-Anon and

Programs & Events

Home Stretch first-time home buyer seminar


Wright County residents thinking about buying a home are invited
to attend a one day informative workshop designed to help them learn
the basics of home ownership. Wright County Community Action
(WCCA) offers a first-time home buyers seminar (Home Stretch)
which will cover a variety of topics related to the home buying
process. Home Stretch will be offered on March 28 from 8 a.m. - 5
p.m. at the Lions Park Pavilion, 1100 County Road 75, Clearwater.
To register, call Wright County Community Action (WCCA) at (320)
963-6500, ext 238.

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 12

Maple Lake Library news


The Maple Lake Library Operations Committee looked at
the statistics for the use of Ancestry.com for the month of
February. It increased the use of
the librarys computers by 22%.
The Committee decided that the
library will now offer the Ancestry.com website to the community for a full year. This is a
wonderful opportunity for the
public to come in and do re-

WOW
Wellness on Wheels

Wright County Public Health


offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels van. The
WOW Van schedule is available
at www.co.wright.mn.us and
www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth or by calling our
new phone number, 763-6827516 (toll-free 1-800-362-3667
ext 7516). Please use this number for more information or to
make an appointment.
Wellness on Wheels Services
include: Adult and Child Immunizations; Health Screening:
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol (by appointment), Pregnancy, Health and Wellness;
Child Car Seat Check (by appointment); Information about:
Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise,
Nutrition, Recommendations for
Routine Medical Care, Safety Individual, Home, Car Seat,
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, Child Health, Growth &
Development, Reproductive
Health & Family Planning, Infectious Diseases, Chronic Illness, Unhealthy Lifestyle
Behaviors, such as Smoking,

search on this website for free.


Ancestry.com will be available
for use starting Wednesday,
March 11th. The library has also
added evening hours on
Wednesdays. The library's new
hours are Monday and Friday
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m.; and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. See you at the library.

March out old winter and march in to the "Seedlings ARISE...!"


brunch held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale March 12 at
9:30 a.m. Leslie Koehler and Stephanie Smith from the Rustic Garden
Center in Buffalo will set your mind to thinking of seeds, soil, flowers,
and veggies. Flautist, Yvonne Rammel of Cokato, will delight your
musical senses and speaker, Jan Ostroot of South Haven, will send
you home with thoughts on how to have peace in any circumstance.
Invite your friends and make reservations by calling Amanda at 612670-4702,
Dawn
at
612-723-3905
or
email
lilred.schramm@gmail.com. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft
Ministries

Monticello Photo Show is Saturday and Sunday


The Twelfth Annual Monticello Photo Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, in River City Extremes banquet
room in Monticello on School Street west of Hwy. 25.
This event is hosted by the Monticello Camera Club and sponsored
by River City Extreme. It is free to the public and will feature an opportunity to vote for Best Photo in each of 12 categories.
Show times are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.monticameraclub.com, or call
Bob Somerville at 763-295-3179.

Gardening Worldwide 4x4 garden classes


Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Information and Assistance in Accessing Resources.
For immunizations, bring
past immunization records to the
van, if available. * Van hours
Monday through Thursday are
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, March 12: Marketplace, Annandale
Monday, March 16: Walmart, Monticello
Tuesday, March 17: Clarks
Station, Montrose
Wednesday, March 18:
Marketplace, St. Michael
Thursday, March 19: Marketplace, Cokato
Saturday, March 21: Buffalo Civic Center
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
http://www.co.wright.mn.us/department/humanservices/wow
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
Van. The entire test takes about
30 minutes. We have two different test options. A 12 hour fast
is required for a lipid profile including blood sugar screening.
The cost is $35. A non-fasting
test is also available. This test
gives your total cholesterol and
HDL. The cost is $25.

Senior Dining Menu March 16 - 20


Offering a nutritious meal in
a warm, caring atmosphere with
friendship and fun. Everyone
welcome. The Senior Dining
Center is located at Maple
Manor West, 555 2nd St. W. For
more information, call 320-9635771.
MONDAY, March 16
Spaghetti Noodles, TomatoMeat Sauce, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Pudding
TUESDAY, March 17
St. Patrick's Day--Corned
Beef, Steamed Cabbage, Mixed
Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Poke
Cake
WEDNESDAY, March 18
Western Day--BBQ Chicken,
Bunk House Beans, Creamy
Coleslaw, Buttermilk Biscuit,
Cowboy Cookie
THURSDAY, March 19
Mushroom & Onion Pork
Chop, Baked Potato w/Sour
Cream, Squash, Wheat Dinner
Roll, Raspberry Parfait
FRIDAY, March 20
Breaded Fish Wedge, Rose-

Seedlings ARISE...!brunch is Thursday

mary
Roasted
Potatoes,
Steamed Carrots, Wheat Bread,
Applesauce

90th Birthday

OPEN HOUSE

Install a nutritious composted life-long, weed-free 4x4 garden


next to your home. Gardening World Wide will help you collect compost materials, supply the plastic surround, dig the 4x4 garden space,
assist with soil removal, and provide assistance for the garden completion. The 10 Steps for Successful Square Foot Gardening are presented in class, along with a wide range of suggestions for productive
vegetable gardens.
Visit www.gardeningww.org for more information for this class
hosted by SFG certified gardeners, Patrick and Connie Lahr, and call
your local Community Education office to sign up. Classes are at 7
p.m. each evening.
Buffalo - Monday, March 9 - 763-682-8770
Monticello - Tuesday, March 10 - 763-272-2030
Annandale/Maple Lake - Monday, March 16 - 320-274-3058
St. Michael - Tuesday, March 17 - 763-497-6550
Howard Lake - Tuesday, March 23 - 320-543-3600

Library hours extended starting March 18


Beginning March 18, the Maple Lake Library will be open on
Wednesdays until 8:00 p.m. The additional hours are the result of
community input during the strategic planning process implemented
by the library.

SKYWARNSpotter Training is March 19


Wright County Emergency Management is sponsoring SKYWARN Spotter Training on Thursday, March 19, at the Wright
County Government Center in room 120. There will be two classes
offered; first class starts at 2:30 p.m. and the second class starts at
6:30 p.m. You can pick the class that fits your schedule. After the class
you can register with the National Weather Service as a spotter or you
can take the class just for your own information and training. There
is no cost for this training. Information or questions: 763-684-2364

St. Tims Annual Spring Auction is March 21


Join St. Timothys School for their 18th annual Spring Dinner and
Auction on Saturday, March 21, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Maple
Lake American Legion. The theme this year is Denim and Diamonds. Slow roasted prime rib and grilled jumbo shrimp dinner will
be served from 5-7 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 5-8 p.m.
and a live auction that begins at 7:30 p.m. Along with other raffles
there will be a grand prize raffle for a 2015 Ford Fiesta SE or $10,000
cash. Dinner tickets available at St. Timothys School and Parish office and at Star Bank. Grand prize raffle rickets available at the school
and paris office, Star Bank, Maple Lake American Legion and
Rogers BP Amoco. Contact Marianne Galles with any questions at
320-963-6887.

Submit community programs and events to


news@maplelakemessenger.com

Maple Lake History


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

The family of
Bernil Neumann invites you
to an Open House to
celebrate her 90th birthday
on March 14th at the
Annandale Conservation
Club located at 360 Conservation Rd., Annandale.
The Open House will be
from 1-5 p.m. No gifts,
please. Your presence and
cards will be treasured.

How did The Den


get its name?
Know the answer? Call or Email the Messenger...
320-963-3813 news@maplelakemessenger.com
Last Weeks Question: Where was Eisgrau Studio
located in the 1950s?
Answer: Do you know? Call us now!

Maple Lake Messenger Page 5


March 11, 2015

Church
BETHLEHEM UNITED
CHURCH OF CHRIST
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
www.bethuccml@gmail.com
mfritz@ants.edu
Interim Pastor: Michael Fritz
SAT.: 1:30 p.m., St. Patrick's Day Parade.
SUN.: 8:30 a.m., Choir; 9:30 a.m.,
Worship; 10:30 a.m., Fellowship;
10:45 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation, Search Committee; Parish Nurse.
MON.: 6:30 p.m., Search Committee.
WED.: 6:15 p.m., Lenten Supper; 7
p.m., Lenten Service.
CHURCH OF SAINT TIMOTHY
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
www.churchofsttimothy.org
Pastor: Father John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn Kincs
FRI.: 8 a.m., Mass; 2 & 7 p.m., Stations of the Cross.
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions;
4:30 p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
MON.: 7 p.m., Mass.
TUES.: 8:15 a.m., Mass.
WED.: 8 a.m., Mass.
THURS.: 9 a.m., Mass.
HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Lake
Ph.: 763-463-9447
www.holycrossmaplelake.org
Pastors: Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
THURS.: 7 p.m., Bible Study.
SAT.: St. Patrick's Parade.
SUNDAY: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:15 a.m., Faith Formation;
10:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship.
MON.: 10 a.m., Bible & Brew; 11
a.m., First of All Prayer Group; 1
p.m., Quilters.
WED.: 2 p.m., Service of Word &
Prayer; 5:30 p.m., Soup Supper; 7
p.m., Worship on Wednesday.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK
(LCMS)
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
Study.
WED.: 6 p.m., Lenten Service.
SILVER CREEK
COMMUNITY CHURCH
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN
55358
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957;
605-553-5240
www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.co
m
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday School, Bible Study.
ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE
CHURCH
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS.: CryOut Practice.
SAT.: 7:30 a.m., Men's Breakfast.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11
a.m., Worship Service w/Communion;
9:45 a.m., Sunday School.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer;
6:30 p.m., Book Club; 7 p.m., Men's
Bible Study.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 5:30
p.m., Wednesday Night Supper; 6:30
p.m., Wednesday Night Connection;
7:30 p.m., Leadership Meeting.
ANNANDALE UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc
Pastor: Ruth Hograbe
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:15
a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday
School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
CHURCH
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
THURS.: 1 p.m.,
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service
w/Communion; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
School & Bible Study.
EAGLES GROVE CHURCH
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The Marketplace
Ph.: 320-248-6024
Lead Pastor: Jason Pence
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service;
Energized Music and Quality Children's Programs Provided.

MT. HERMON LUTHERAN


CHURCH
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship.

HOSANNA LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannalcms.org
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:30
a.m., Bible Study and Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults Group.
WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m.,
Confirmation Class.

BUFFALO COVENANT CHURCH


1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
www.buffalocov.org
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
SAT.: 9:30 a.m., AWANA Leader
Meeting.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship;
9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship, Sunday School; 9:30 a.m., 4th
Grade Milestone; 11 a.m., Middle
School Milestone; 12:45 p.m.,
AWANA Games Practice; 6:30 p.m.,
Chill Out, S.N.I.P.P.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Women's Bible Study; 7 p.m., Messianic Expectations in Isaiah.
TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters; 9 a.m.,
MOPS; 6 p.m., Grief Share; 7 p.m.,
Church History: Reformation to Present, Men's Discipleship Group,
Ladies' Marriage Study; 7:30 p.m.,
Ladies Best Yes Study.
WED.: 6 p.m., AWANA, Hang Time;
6:30 p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation.
THURS.: 6 a.m., Raising a Modern
Day Knight; 6:30 p.m., Worship Team
Rehearsal, Divorce Care; 6:45 p.m.,
Choir Rehearsal.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
LCMC
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
www.lutheran-faith.org
Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., Mon., Wed., Thurs.
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 8:30 a.m., Traditional Worship;
9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m.,
Celebration Worship.
CELEBRATION COMMUNITY
CHURCH
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.
TRI-COUNTY ALLIANCE
CHURCH
8464 160th St. N.W.
Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750
Pastor: Dave Fogal
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.
www.tcachurch,com

Christena
Lubertha
Rozenberg
age 100, of
Howard
L a k e ,
passed away
on March 7,
2015, at the
Howard Lake Good Samaritan
Care Center. She was born in
Maple Lake Township on August 27, 1914, daughter of
Henry and Jennie (Mol)
Dykhuizen. Christena was baptized on June 6, 1915 by Reverend Bernard Lammers. She
was instructed in the Reformed
Catechism and confirmed in the
Christian faith by Reverend
Harry Van Egmond on December 9, 1930. Christena was
joined in holy marriage to Albert Rozenberg on September 9,
1936 in a double wedding with
her twin sister, Henrietta, and
Reynold Klemz. This ceremony
was performed by Reverend
Harry Van Egmond and took
place at Silver Creek Reformed
Church. God blessed their marriage with a daughter, Carolyn
Joanne. Christena was a farmer
and homemaker who loved
growing flowers, gardening,
embroidery, and fishing. She
was active in church activities at
both Silver Creek and the First
Presbyterian Church in Howard
Lake.
Christena was preceded in
death by her husband, parents,
brothers and sisters, Simon, Albert, Henry, Gerrit, Johanna and
Henrietta.

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BUFFALO UNITARIAN
UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
WED.: Discussion Group Meets the
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru May,
7:30 p.m., at Buffalo Community
Center, Across the Street from the
Post Office at 206 Central Ave. (Hwy.
25). For More Information, Call Luke
at 763-682-4616 or Visit
www.buuf.us. Everyone is welcome.
BUFFALO EVANGELICAL
FREE CHURCH
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd.
113)
Ph. 763-682-6846;
www.buffalofree.org
info@buffalofree.org
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups; 7:30
a.m., AA & Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Men's Small Group; 7
p.m., Small Groups.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service,
Coffee Fellowship, Children's Church;
11 a.m., Sunday School for All Ages;
6 p.m., Youth Groups; 7 p.m., Small
Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible Study;
7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry;
7:30 p.m., Men's Small Group, AA,
GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice.

Christena L. Rozenberg, Howard Lake

125th

ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN


CHURCH
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
www.stjohns-annandale.org
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson and Tom Heyd
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10
a.m., Contemporary Worship.
BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m.,
Church Service.

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March 11, 2015

School
District 881 Menus

Breakfast
MONDAY, March 16
Breakfast pizza (elem. and high
school), sausage/cheese biscuit or
choice of WG cereal, WW toast,
jelly/margarine, vegetable selection, fresh fruit, milk
TUESDAY, March 17
WG wafflesticks w/syrup, tri-tator
(elem. and High school), breakfast
burritos or choice of WG cereal,
WW toast, jelly/margarine, vegetable selection, fresh fruit, milk
WEDNESDAY, March 18
Breakfast fruit crisp (elem. and
h.s.), breakfast pizza or choice of
WG cereal, WW toast, jelly/margarine, vegetable selection, fresh

fruit, milk
THURSDAY, March 19
Iced cinnamon roll (elem. and h.s.),
egg n cheese bagel or choice of
WG cereal, WW toast, jelly/margarine, vegetable selection, fresh
fruit, milk
FRIDAY, March 20
No school
Lunch
MONDAY, March 16
7 layer salad or WG pancakes
w/syrup, ham slice, cheeseburger
on WG bun; breakfast potatoes,
peas, cauliflower; choice of fruit,
milk
TUESDAY, March 17

Turkey ranch wrap or beefy nachos


w/homemade cheese sauce, western quesadilla; spicy northern
beans, shredded romaine lettuce;
choice of fruit, milk
WEDNESDAY, March 18
Chef salad or chicken & gravy
w/mashed potatoes, hot turkey on
WG bun w/mashed potatoes; celery
sticks, green pepper strips; choice
of fruit, milk
THURSDAY, March 19
Deli sandwich or rotini w/meat
sauce, garlic breadstick, buffalo
chicken pizza; corn, baby carrots,
broccoli; choice of fruit, milk
FRIDAY, March 20
No School

MLE I Love to Read month finale


The Maple Lake Elementary
wrapped up Februarys I Love
to Read month with a visit from
author/illustrator Gary Harbo.
The 1st thru 6th grade students
drew along with Harbo as he
demonstrated simple step-by-

step lessons in drawing characters and making them unique to


the person drawing them. Harbo
provided many choices mixed
with a good sense of humor.
This lesson builds self-confidence and allows children to ex-

plore talents that may have been


hidden under a blanket of frustration. For the kindergarten
class, he read one of his books,
"Where is My Sister" and
showed them how to draw some
of the characters.

Links to Literacy
A writing recognition program from students
at St. Timothys School
Gary Harbo shows 1st thru 6th graders how to draw unique characters.

DEFINITION POEMS
Poems using metaphors
Grades 7 and 8
FRIENDSHIP
by Bethany Schultz
Friendship is a beginning,
That starts the path of love.
Friendship is a connection,
That pulls two individuals together.
Friendship is a responsibility,
Your actions are your obligation.
Friendship is joy,
The happiness is unbelievable.
Friendship is sadness,
Sorrow is found within its
boundaries.
Friendship is indivisible,
The hole can be mended.
Friendship is simple love,
Its a heart that never forgets.
Friendship is not an ending
It continues to the end.
Friendship is destiny,
It shapes your future.
MUSIC
by Daniel Goelz
Music is a tulip,
Waiting to bloom in harmony
with the buds on the trees in
spring.
Music is a book,
Longing to be read and enjoyed.
Music is a song,
Wanting to be sung and harmo-

Andrew Browns 5th grade


students wrote comments on
what theyd do if they caught a
Leprechaun.
Elijah Elsenpeter - Id wish
to get the pot of gold and give it
to people who actually need it.
Then I would have the leprechaun take me to his house.
Calli Hadler - If I caught a
leprechaun Id wish for the
homeless and hungry to have lots
of money, food, and clothing. Id
also wish for a new home and to
be in the Harry Potter Movie 8,
maybe as a first year Ravenclaw.
Id also wish for a life supply of
dark chocolate and sour gummy
worms, cupcakes, and if its legal
a little jar to keep the leprechaun
in. I would also wish for my
birthday to be everyday and to
only have school every Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday because
those are my favorite days of the
week.
Kolton Payne - If I met a leprechaun Id wish to live in the
biggest mansion or modern
house around. Id wish for the
nicest car and dirt bike in the

nized with.
Music is love,
For what better way to show it.
Music is a rose,
Only the prettiest pieces get
picked.
Music is feeling,
So many different moods; sad,
happy,upbeat.
Music is beauty,
Just as the Lord is love.
FIRE
by Hannah Warner
Fire us love,
Burning deep inside.
Fire is a disaster,
Destroying all in its path.
Fire is a savior,
Its warmth gives us light.
Fire is a willow tree,
Swaying whatever way it
chooses.
Fire is a reminder,
A reminder of the devils
wrong.
Fire is a flower,
Blooming in beautiful colors.
Fire is the Holy Spirit,
Coming down in flaming
tongues.
Fire is a silversmith,
Forging us for hard times.
Fire is a gateway,
A gateway of hope.

pick,
It might slowly fall apart.
Love is a truck , on an open
road,
Always somewhere to go.
Love is a fire,
If it goes out, its hard to rekindle.
Love is a magician,
That turns worthless things to
jewels.
Love is a song,
That makes you want to dance.
Love is a giant bubble,
Filled with many dreams.
Love is a fish,
In a sea of hugs an kisses.

LOVE
by Lily Williamson
Love is a rose, you should not

INTEGRITY
by Joseph Stokman
Integrity is moral soundness,
It helps you make the right decisions in life.
Integrity is honesty,
It sets you free in life.
Integrity is togetherness,
It unifies your heart and soul.
Integrity is the roots of a tree,
It keeps you strong and
grounded in what you believe.
Integrity is the base of a building,
Your whole lie is built upon it.
Integrity is durable,
It stays strong in the midst of
conflict.
Integrity is gentle,
It makes you vulnerable at the
heart.

world. When it was time for


snow the bike would have a ski
in the front and a track in the
back.
Aidan Kolehmainen - If I
caught a leprechaun Id wish for
Leprechaun shoes because I always get my feet wet and they
are so comfy. Another reason is
because they grow with you
while you have them on. I would
be able to run super fast with the
shoes on and when its Track and
Field day Id be the fastest on the
field. They also are really fancy.
Sophia Pribyl - If I caught a
leprechaun Id wish for three
wishes. One that I had every kind
of dog in the world and a miniature pet bear that would live with
me and do my chores. My third
wish would be to meet Rusty
Malinowski, the professional
wake boarder.
Breanna Blizil - I would
wish for $186,000.00 and buy
my family food and clothing. I
would also wish for candy because I really like eating it and I
would share it with Grace Praska
and Calli Hadler. My last wish is

to have friends for the rest of my


life.
Ella Kiebel - Id wish for
more leprechauns so I could
keep them for later. Id also wish
to play basketball in the WNBA
because I love to play basketball.
I would also wish to be on the
Varsity Volleyball team and go to
State. Then I would wish for my
family to be safe and finish our
new house.
Kenyon Kingsbury - If I
caught a leprechaun Id wish for
lottery tickets that would win the
lottery of one million dollars.
Then I would buy the best dairy
farm in the world. For my second
wish Id wish to have a football
field in my yard and that the
Seattle Seahawks team would always visit and that wed all be
best friends, and Russell Wilson
and Kearse would be the best of
those best friends.
Grace Praska - Id wish for
world peace, unlimited candy,
cupcakes, cake, and brownies.
The reason I would wish for
world peace is so there would be
no more wars of fighting. I
would wish for sweets and candy
because I love it.
Christopher Klatt - If I
caught a leprechaun Id wish I
could control time with a time
watch. I would rewind the time
and fly the first plane, see
Leonardo da vinci, and have my
own football field.

Left: 5th grader, Emma Jost, begins with eyes and a nose for her character. Right: 1st
grader, Blake Gage-Morgan, displays his well-drawn character.

Harbo reads his book "Where is My Sister" to the kindergarten students.


(Photos submitted by Kath Heffron)

Paige Paggen - Id wish to


have good friends that last forever and to go to Florida and
have fun. Then Id go to Arizona
and Paris with my family.
Kylie Edmonson - If I caught
a leprechaun Id have an indoor
pool, mansion, candy, and Id
wish to get my own jet ski. It
would be a neon blue and green
one. Also I would wish for a
male German shepherd named
Jasper. I would own the Excel
Energy center, the Mall of America, and a Texas Roadhouse with
a bowling alley.
Alex Vogt - Wurm If I caught
a leprechaun Id wish for a big
mansion on the lake and for extra
money so I could pay all my
bills. Then I would wish for a
Lamogenie, a Durmax, jetski,
and a big flat screen TV for my
mansion.
Mason Mills - If I caught a
leprechaun Id wish for a powered zip-line that runs from my
shed with dirt bikes, ATVs, and
snowmobiles. They would be
Honda, Kawasaki, or Arctic Cat.
Then Id have another zip-line
that runs from my shooting range
in the mountain to my mansion.
I would also wish for a really

nice black Ford Track for my


dad.
Braden Peterson - If I caught
a leprechaun my 1st wish would
be to control time. Id also wish
for a big pool that had two
whales in it. Then Id wish for
five money trees and an Xbox
360 that takes any games.
Hannah - If I caught a leprechaun Id wish for all the Barbies and all the toys I want. Then
Id wish I was in Hawaii.
Gage Jarvonen & Jack
Schaefer - If I caught a leprechaun Id wish for a money
tree and a big cabin mansion in
the mountains with the interior
wood and huge rooms, a big
window that looks down from
the mountain. The walls would
have animals heads and a Ford F
150 with the interior a camio and
on the outside a black Limbo, a
big flat screen TV with a PS4.
The mansion would have a huge
pool in it and a shooting range
and zip line that comes from the
shooting range. The mountain
that leads to my mansion would
have a dirt bike track and a shed
with KTMs and a Kawasaki and
ATVs and snowmobiles.
Nathan Paumen - If I caught

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a leprechaun Id wish for unlimited wishes. I would wish for a


butler that does not want to be
paid, a customized snowmobile
shed and for the nicest shed in
the world so when people would
drive by it would make them cry.
Ivan Hartkopf - If I caught a
leprechaun I would wish for a
money tree so I can get a time
watch and stop the time to steal
all the doughnuts from a doughnut shop. Next I would wish to
get out of school for good.
Josie Niemiec - If I caught a
leprechaun Id wish for an X
Box 360 so I could play Call of
Duty whenever I want. I would
also wish for enough money to
buy a phone. Id wish for a farm
with lots of animals because I
love them. I would also wish to
meet Adam Sandler because hes
my favorite actor. My last wish
would be for more wishes.
Haley Phatisanh - Id wish
for two more wishes, world
peace, and for $80,000,000.00. I
would also like to have a bigger
house for my mother and father,
a new bow and arrow, and a b-b
gun. Id also wish that Breanna,
Grace, and Calli would be my
sisters

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March 11, 2015

Meet Maple Lakes 2015 Ambassador candidates


The coronation of three Maple Lake Ambassadors will take place around 4 p.m. Saturday, following the St. Patricks Day parade, in the Maple Lake High School Gym.
Candidate photos courtesy of Zahler Photography.

Heather Blahut
Sponsors: The Maple Lake
Messenger, Innovative Structural Solutions, P.A. and MP
NexLevel LLC
Parent: Donna Blahut
I am running for Maple
Lake Ambassador because I

want to represent my community and be a positive influence


that people can look up to,
said Blahut.
Her favorite part of St.
Patricks Day is marching in the
parade with the MLHS band.
She is also a karate instructor
and received her second degree
black belt on March 7th.
Heather plays the flute, piccolo, saxophone and piano. She
is in concert band, pep band,
jazz band and marching band.
She volunteers at Feed My
Starving Children, an organization that helps feed children all
around the world and works at
Kidville, a daycare for school
age children before and after
school.
Her future plans include attending a four year college.

2015 Maple Lake Ambassador Candidate

2015 Maple Lake Ambassador Candidate

MADISON
NELSON
May your day
be touched
by a bit of
Irish Luck.
We will be cheering for
you at coronation.

HEATHER
BLAHUT
Many blessings
to cheer you
each day the year
through, and the
Luck of the Irish
in all that you do.

763-425-9960
www.isseng.com

320-963-2400

5279 Kyler Ave. NE Albertville

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The Maple Lake

Madison Nelson
Sponsors: Madigans Pub &
Grill, Rassat Outdoor Group
and Star Bank
Parents: Dawn Nelson and
Chris Nelson
I have lived in this town my
entire life and love it dearly,
said Nelson. Being able to

represent Maple Lake as one of


its Ambassadors would be a
wonderful and life changing
experience,
Nelson has enjoyed watching and being in the parade
since she was little, thinking
its amazing to see the citizens
of Maple Lake come together
in a high-spirited and wacky
manner.
At school she participates in
speech, theatre and student
council, she also enjoys soccer,
skiing and spending time on the
lake and volunteers at the Buffalo Food Shelf.
Nelson will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall
and plans a double major in Finance and Criminology to
ready herself for law school
and a career as a corporate
lawyer.

218 Division St. W.


320-963-3813
maplelakemessenger.com

320-963-6660

2015 Maple Lake Ambassador Candidate

MAYA
ORTIZ
May good fortune
be yours, May
your joys
never end.
Good Luck
Maya!

320-963-3161
Hwy. 55 Maple Lake

Under the Watertower


Maple Lake

Maya Ortiz
Sponsors: The V by HH,
American Legion Post 131 and

Dingmann Funeral Care


Parents: Eric and Leah Ortiz
I am running for Maple
Lake Ambassador to meet new
people, experience new things
and grow as a person through
this organization, said Ortiz.
Her favorite part of the St.
Patricks Day Celebration is the
parade, seeing everyone dressed
up and on their floats. Her hobbies include soccer, volleyball
and yoga and enjoys volunteering with Wills for Heroes.
Ortiz plans on pursuing a degree at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in
pre-law.

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501 6th St. NW Maple Lake
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Maple Lake

AMERICAN LEGION CLUB POST #131


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220 1st St. W. Maple Lake

County Board
continued from page 3
For many, the automatic assumption is that its teenagers
that are the most likely suspects
to be distracted drivers because
most of them have grown up on
smart phone technology since a
very young age. However,
Hackman said theyre not the
main culprit in breaking the
phone use laws. Its the
grownups that are the larger
problem.
What the research shows is
that its more of a problem with
our adult population, Hackman
said. The largest segment of our
population that data says are distracted driving due to phones are
people in their 20s. A recent
study showed they represent 27

percent of distracted driving that


results in fatal crashes. The misconception is that teens are the
primary people using phones
while driving, but its actually
adults that are a much bigger
problem.
When it comes to distracted
driving, there are several forms
of distractions. There is a visual
distraction of taking your eyes
off the road, cognitive distraction where people daydream or
stop concentrating on driving,
and distraction where you take a
hand off the wheel. Texting incorporates all three of those
types of distractions, which can
cause multiple problems and
multiple distractions.

Hagerty was asked why a


double standard exists for police
officers, most of whom have laptops in their vehicles. While it is
legal for law enforcement to
have data terminals in their vehicles, distracted driving is distracted driving regardless of who
is doing it. Hagerty said hed
like to see the law apply to
everyone and is looking to have
restrictions placed on officers to
prevent their own form of distracted driving.
Im with you on that (limiting computer use in patrol vehicles), but there is a statute that
allows it for some reason,
Hagerty said. Cops are allowed
to do it, but they have to use

common sense, too. More and


more agencies us included
are working on a system that,
when youre moving at a certain
speed, you wont be able to operate your mobile data terminal
other than looking at the screen
when a call for assistance comes
in.
The Safe Communities program has made distracted driving an emphasis in schools to
educate the youngest drivers and
the dangers and potential consequences of distracted driving.
The more difficult problem is
educating adults who didnt
grow up on smart phone technology and havent been reminded
of the significant dangers dis-

tracted driving can create.


Educating adults is one of
the bigger challenges we face,
Hackman said. Were hoping to
get the word out that it is illegal
and that it is a major concern.
Most people dont really realize
until they or someone they know
has had a major incident where
distracted driving is involved.
We dont want people to get to
that point because, for too many
people, by that point its too
late.
Hackman will continue to
speak to local groups about the
dangers of distracted driving and
how easy it is to put the phone
down while a vehicle is in operation. Both she and Hagerty are

involved in the Toward Zero


Deaths program that looks to reduce and eliminate as many automobile fatalities as possible.
Theyre still concentrated on the
most obvious problems of
speeding and drunk driving, but
distracted driving is becoming a
bigger problem and, as such, is
becoming a bigger focus of the
program.
The bottom line is that people are dying from this, Hagerty
said. Youre not going to get
everyone to change, but the
more education we can provide,
the better our chances to get
more people to stop doing it. It
isnt worth dying to check out
your Facebook page.

Irish Pre-Party
continued from page 1

Im still a little dazed but Im


really honored to receive this
award.
The floor was then turned
over to Kathy Hennen, chamber
treasurer, standing in for president Mark Redemske, who congratulated Chamber Member of
the Year, John Rivers.
It was just 20 years ago that
the Rivers family came to Maple
Lake, said Rivers. Looking
back over the years weve had so
much support from so many people, it just doesnt get better than
that.
Rivers also told the crowd
that an award like this wasnt really given to one individual and
thanked the community, his sons,
David and Jeff, and his wife,
Jean. This is my first wife,
Jean, he joked as she joined him
at the podium to add her thanks
to the community for the award.
Still in his chefs whites, Harney Heeralall, owner of The V by
HH, was called out of the kitchen
to receive his Chamber Business
of the Year award. I thank the
Lord Jesus for bringing me
here, said Heeralall accepting
the award. Thanks also to my

daughters, Lauren and Maya,


theyve been the ones to encourage me and push me. Thanks to
the Chamber and the City of
Maple Lake and all of you who
are here. Thanks for all your support, I really appreciate it.
The evening ended with the
stylings of comedian, Roger
Radley, who drew laughs right
off the bat with his opening line,
I am so happy to be in Maple
Lake, I could just about....sleep.
His quick delivery and welltimed wit kept the crowd entertained with allusions to
everything from sticking your
arm out to stop a passenger while
driving to timely comments
about the over security conscious
world we live in.
All in all a successful evening
according to event chair Carrie
Parchem.
"I thought things were out of
the universe, said Parchem.
We had great community participation. The food by our Business of the Year, The V by HH,
was fantastic and the entertainment by comedian Roger Radley
was belly laughing funny and hit
home. "

Left: Ambassador candidate Heather Blahut introduces herself to the Pre-Party crowd in her karate uniform, only
hours after receiving her second degree black belt. Right: Maddie Nelson, Maple Lake Ambassador candidate,
thanks sponsor Madigans Pub and Grill, during the meet and greet portion of Saturdays event. Nelsons other
sponsors are Star Bank and Rassat Outdoor Group. (Photos by Sam Zuehl)

Left: Comedian Roger Radley kept the crowd laughing with his its funny cuz its true style of humor. Right: Outgoing Ambassadors (from left) Blair Stewig, Lori Elsenpeter and Courtney Klingelhoets take a moment to thank
their sponsors and all of Maple Lake for a great reign. (Photos by Sam Zuehl)

Maple Lake Messenger Page 8


March 11, 2015

Hungry on St. Pats?


Irish Blessings Coffeehouse:
Irish Car Bomb Cake, Irish Rose Latte and Corned Beef Sliders
The Costume Shoppe: Get your Irish apparel here!
Maple Lake Lions: Serving at the Legion: Beef Stew
Maple Lake Fire Dept.: Serving at the Legion
after parade & during dance: Hamburgers & Hot dogs
Maple Lake Bowl: Finnegans Party starts at 11 a.m.;
produce a race bib and receive 2 for 1 drinks
The V by HH: Authentic Irish Stew, Irish Burger,
Brats & Kraut, Corned Beef & Cabbage
Madigans Pub & Grill:
Corned Beef & Cabbage w/ baby red potatos, carrots & soda bread
Silver Creek-Hasty Sportsmens Club:
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March 11, 2015

AMERICAN LEGION CLUB


Post 131 Maple Lake Lottery Tickets On Sale 320-963-3911

Best Wishes Maddie!


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Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS
FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY - All You Can Eat with Salad Bar
$9.95 Soup & Salad Bar $6
Regular Menu Available

Saturday, March 14th

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DiamondBack 8 p.m. - Midnight

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Clearwater 320-558-2480

Join us after the parade for


Green Beer Irish Stew Hamburgers

Sunday, March 15th - CLOSED! No Sunday Meat Raffle

Tuesday Night Bar Bingo 6:30 p.m.


8 Regular Games & 2 Jackpot Games

Game 5 Coverall
$500 in 52#s or less
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Meat Raffles: Friday 5:30 p.m. & Sunday 3 p.m.


Friday & Sundays Includes a $2/$40 Package & Sundays a $5/$100 Package

We are so proud of you!

We know youre busy.


Let us help!

May the sun shine all day long,


everything go right and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

Love,
Mom
& Joe

Love,
Dad

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Love,
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Proceeds go to Maple Lake Elementary & P.I.E.

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ON A TERRIFIC SEASON!

Tanner Vassar won a 10-6 decision over Morgan Fueffinger of Hibbing in the semi-finals of the MN State Wrestling
Tournament. Vassar went on to place 2nd at State. (Photo
by Mary Christen)

Spencer Ogden won a 10-4 decision over Wyatt Kaping


of Litchfield in the semi-finals of the Section 6 AA Tournament. Ogden went on to place 6th at the MN State
Wrestling Tournament. (Photo by Mary Christen)

Quinn Youngs, Spencer Ogden, Tanner Vassar and Holden Youngs were champions in their Section 6AA weight
class and made it to the MNState Wrestling Tournament. (Photo by Mary Christen)

Jordan Sifferle placed 7th at the MN State Gymnastics


Tournament. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Maple Lake Junior Tara Holmgren, along with her Bison


hockey teammates, made their way to the MNState
Hockey Tournament. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

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Maple Lake Messenger Page 11


March 11, 2015

Sports
Irish boys end season against Annandale
By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The 26-1 Maple Lake boys


basketball team had their worst
shooting night of the year against
the Annandale Cardinals, Tuesday, March 3, in the third round
of the Section 5-2A basketball
tournament, and lost 67-51 to the
neighboring team that would go
on to win a state tournament
berth three days later.
Now 26-2 on the season, the
Irish found themselves up against
a team that seemed to be peaking
at the right time. Maple Lake had
beaten the Cardinals 81-73 earlier in the season, but Tuesday
proved to be a bigger challenge
as the Cardinals handed them
their first loss since December.
The Irish just couldnt seem to
find the bottom of the basket like
they normally do that first half,
and by the break they trailed 3420. The second half showed little
Central Minnesota
Conference Boys
Basketball Standings
MAPLELAKE
EV-W
ROCKFORD
KIMBALL
HL-W-W
PIERZ
B-B-E

Conf.
13-1-0
13-2-0
8-6-0
5-5-0
5-6-0
3-7-0
3-11-0

Overall
26-1-0
25-2-0
17-10-0
19-9-0
11-11-0
14-14-0
7-21-0

improvement with Annandale


topping them 33-31 for points.
The Irish shot an unusually
low 36 percent from the field and
were out-rebounded 39-33. Only
two players scored in double-digits for the team. David Stokman
put up 20 points and Chase Olson
battled for 14.
Our last game of the season
was a challenge. We didn't play
as well as we hoped, but you
have to give Annandale credit,
they are a very good team that
seems to be peaking at the right
time, Irish coach Tim Staloch
said. They were the better team
that night.
Annandale, who was seeded
No. 4, went on to upset the No. 1
seed in the south subsection,
Breck School, 65-42, for their
ticket to state.
Like every game this year
our players played extremely
hard and battled each possession,
but it just wasn't our night,
Staloch said.
The Irish finished the season
with an undefeated home record
of 14-0, won a Central Minnesota Conference championship
and set a school record for wins.
They have much to be proud
of, Staloch said.
There is always disappointment when the season comes to

an end, with the realization that


you will never again have this
particular group together. However, I can't say enough about
how enjoyable and rewarding
this team was to coach. They are
a great basketball team, but more
importantly, they are a great
group of young men. They
bought into the team concept
whole-heartedly, accepted their
roles, and had a lot of fun supporting each other.
We wish our seniors the best
of luck, he added. They will
definitely be missed in many
ways both on and off the court
and will have a lasting impact on
the future of Maple Lake basketball.
I want to thank the students
and the community for their
wonderful support. The number
of fans that showed up to many
of the games was very impressive and appreciated, he said.
Maple Lake vs. Annandale
Pts Rebs Asts
A. Schonnesen
2 4 2
T. Goelz
3 1 1
A. Ruhland
1
D. Stokman
20 2 1
M. Scherber
- 1
C. Olson
14 4 1
R. Kalinowski
- 1
D. Kaley
3 2 1

A. Toedter
N. Paumen
B. Borell

2
4
2

2
1
8

First Half
Maple Lake - 20
Annandale - 34
Second Half
Maple Lake - 31
Annandale - 33
Final Score: 51-67

Top: Andrew Schonnesen, #4, passes the ball to Damian Kaley, #23, in an effort to set
up a play for the Irish. Bottom: Michael Sherber, #12, takes his shot at a 3-pointer.
(Photos by Charlene Wurm)

7th grade girls are basketball champions Irish girls end


The Maple Lake 7th grade
girls travelled to Oakdale and
competed in the MYAS Grade
State Basketball Championships March 7-8, bringing
home a State Championship.
On Saturday, the girls
started out with a win over

Wayzata in the first round 3220 and then followed that up


with a 37-27 win over #1 seed
Eagan. Sunday morning, the
girls came out vs. Milaca, determined to get the title game.
The girls played great team defense and held Milaca to 1

point in the first half, en route


to a 27-18 win.
In the championship game,
the Maple Lake squad found
themselves trailing a talented
and feisty Faribault team 15-13
after a hard-fought first half.
The girls came out of halftime

focused on defense and it


showed. They held their opponent scoreless in the second
half, while tallying 10 points
themselves to claim the win.
With great coaching and amazing team effort they came out
on top.

Back Row: Coach Chris Paumen, Lindsey Paumen, Kate Latour, Mikayla Koss, Ellie Jude, Megan Carlson, Grace Heying and Coach Brandon Goelz. Front Row: Katie Goelz and Olivia Paumen.
(Photo submitted by Lois Carlson)

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By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake girls basketball team ended its season,


Thursday, March 5, after a tough
match-up with No. 2 seed Foley
in the first round of the Section
5-2A tournament.
The Irish (No. 7 seed) went
into the game as the underdog,
pitted against one of the top
teams in the section that also happens to boast a 6-foot, 5-inch
senior center named Tara Dursharm who will be playing Division 1 basketball in St. Louis
next year.
Despite having such a hard
draw for the first round of the
playoffs, the Irish played with
heart and intensity from start to
finish, Maple Lake coach Adam
Ronnenberg said.
Unfortunately, Foley was just
too talented and dominated the
Maple Lake squad 63-49 at their
home gymnasium.
Maple Lake struck first,
jumping to a 2-0 lead; it was the
only lead they would have that
night. Faced with the Falcons
man defense, the Irish would
shoot 12 percent from the floor,
making only four baskets in the
first half.
It was the Irishs free-throw
shooting that kept them within
reach of the Falcons. They were
10 of 15 from the free-throw line
in the first half. By the break,
Maple Lake trailed 26-17.
The Irishs offense came alive
in the second half, but their defense couldnt manage the Falcons star center any longer.
Maple Lake cut the lead to
seven points early in the second
half, but struggled to handle the
ball against the pressure defense
of the Falcons. The Falcons continued to pound the ball inside for
easy scores and the Irish trailed
by as many as 16 points with
about six minutes to go in the
game.
After a time-out, Maple Lake
went on a quick 6-0 run to cut the
lead to 10, but couldnt get any
closer. After several fouls in an
effort to stop the clock and prevent Foley from scoring, the Irish
couldnt overcome the deficit
and lost 63-49.
Maple Lake was led by senior
Emily Webb who had 18 points.

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Brooklyn Toedter had her second


double-double of the year, scoring 14 points and nabbing 14 rebounds. Linsey Rachel battled
for 12 rebounds and eight points.
Maple Lake out-rebounded
the Falcons 42-37, but Foley shot
42% compared to Maple Lakes
28%. The girls played incredibly hard and really stuck with the
game plan on defense, Ronnenberg said. There are only so
many ways to defend a player
who is 6-foot, 5-inches. If we
could have connected on a few
more shots in the first half, I
think we may have had a little
more confidence down the
stretch. Either way I am proud of
all the girls, particularly the seniors for their effort all season
long.
Later that week, Foley defeated Milaca to advance to
round three of the tournament
where they were to meet Annandale on Tuesday, March 10, at St.
Michael-Albertville. Annandale
is the No. 1 seed. The winner will
play either Watertown-Mayer or
Providence Academy at Halenbeck Hall in the championship
game on Friday, March 13, for
the right to go on to state.
Maple Lake vs. Foley
Pts Rebs Asts
E. Webb
18 4 1
L. Rachel
8 12 4
M. Scheiber
5 9 3
B. Toedter
14 14 1
K. Hoistad
4
L. Borell
- 2
J. Macziewski
- 1
First Half
Maple Lake - 17
Foley - 26
Second Half
Maple Lake - 32
Foley - 37
Final Score: 49-63
Central Minnesota
Conference Girls
Basketball Standings
Conf. Overall
B-B-E
12-2-0 20-8-0
EV-W
9-1-0 16-2-0
HL-W-W
8-5-0 9-15-0
KIMBALL
6-7-0 16-12-0
MAPLELAKE 5-7-0 8-14-0
ROCKFORD
3-5-0 9-16-0
PIERZ
1-9-0 9-18-0
HOLDINGFORD 0-10-0 2-23-0

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March 11, 2015

Sentencing
continued from page 3

Lundgren, Jordan Gene, age


33, address unknown, sentenced
on 03/03/15 for Probation Violations for Felony Violation of No
Contact Order to 60 days jail.
Sentenced for Probation Violations for Felony Violation of an
Order for Protection to 60 days
jail, concurrent. Sentenced by
Judge Halsey.
Mattson, Dale Allen, age 46,
of Monticello, sentenced on
03/02/15 for Gross Misdemeanor
Domestic Assault to 365 days jail,
$3,000 fine; 361 days, $2,600
stayed for two years on conditions
of probation, serve 4 days jail, pay
$400 fine plus surcharges, complete Domestic Abuse Batterers
Intervention Program and follow
all recommendations, have no use
or possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to random testing, have no use or
possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.
Moe, Robert John, age 47, of
Cokato, sentenced on 02/26/15
for Gross Misdemeanor Second
Degree DWI to 365 days jail,
$300 fine; 335 days stayed for
two years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days jail, pay $300
fine plus surcharges, serve 15
days on electronic home monitoring, attend Awareness Panel for
Impaired Drivers, attend a sup-

port group, undergo chemical dependency treatment and follow all


recommendations, have no same
or similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Tenney.
Rossberg, Vance Edward, age
24, of Annandale, sentenced on
02/27/15 for Probation Violations
for Gross Misdemeanor Domestic
Assault to 30 days jail. Sentenced
by Judge Strand.
Sparks, Michael Anthony, age
39, of Annandale, sentenced on
03/04/15 for Felony Burglary in
the Second Degree to a stay of execution for five years on conditions of probation, serve 120 days
jail, pay restitution, abide by any
outstanding
order
for
protection/harassment order/no
contact order, stay out of United
Methodist Church, have no use or
possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, provide DNA sample, obtain permission before leaving the
state, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,
complete cognitive skill training,
remain medically compliant, do
not register to vote until discharged from probation, undergo
a chemical dependency evaluation and follow all recommendations, undergo an anger
management assessment and follow all recommendations, have
no same or similar violations.
Sentenced for Felony Terroristic

Threats to a stay of execution for


five years on conditions of probation, serve 120 days jail, concurrent, have no contact with
victims, follow above conditions.
Sentenced for Misdemeanor
Fourth Degree DWI to 90 days
jail, concurrent. Sentenced for
Felony Violation of a No Contact
Order to stay of execution for five
years on conditions of probation,
serve 80 days jail, concurrent,
have no contact with victims, follow above conditions. Sentenced
by Judge Tenney.
Warner, Daniel Robert, age
26, of Howard Lake, sentenced
on 03/05/15 for Gross Misdemeanor Theft to 365 days jail, pay
restitution. Sentenced by Judge
McPherson.

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MAPLE LAKE
Feb. 17, 2015 Minutes
The regular meeting of the Maple
Lake Township Board was called to
order by Chairman Gerry Giebenhain
at 7 p.m. Supervisors Ronald Wolff
and Tom Neumann, Treasurer Judy
Neumann and Clerk Dick Hogan
were present.
The minutes of the Jan. 20 meeting were read by Chairman Giebenhain. As no additions or corrections
were noted, a motion was offered by
Wolff, seconded by Neumann, to accept as read. Carried 3-0.
Mike Niewind, general manager
of Advanced Disposal Rolling Hills
Landfill, updated the board on a future development of the 460-acre
property, which they are seeking approval of a 72-acre waste disposal
site within the 460-acre property. The
proposed expansion includes 33
counties within a 75-mile radius and
will hold 7.7 million cubic yards of industrial waste and construction and
demolition waste. The project consists of phased construction of lined
cells and an active gas collection system, with a gas burning flare. Future
proposals would also include a
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Miss Teen

Ashley,
this has been an
amazing journey.
Were so proud
of you.
Good luck at the
Miss Teen of
America pageant!

continued from page 1


Held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Bloomington,
Minnesota, Becker and the others will be rated based on these
categories: service and achievement to school and community,
personal development, scholastic achievement, judges interview, poise and personality,
projection in formal wear and
general awareness of the world
around her.
The written portion of the
competition and transcripts of
grades had to be submitted by
February 20. At this point they
are 45% through the competition, Beckers mom, Sandy,

said.
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Miss Teen of America scholarship program was founded in
1983 in Minneapolis as a way
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The goal is to accent the positive qualities among today's
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Saturday, March 7

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