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County board
pleased with I-94
expansion news
by John Holler
Correspondent
For years, Wright County
officials have butted heads
with the Metropolitan Council
over trying to get their hands
on state funding money for
the expansion of the I-94 cor-
ridor between Rogers and
Monticello, where commuter
traffic gets bottled up on a
daily basis.
At the Nov. 19 meeting of
the Wright County Board, the
commissioners heard from
State Rep. David FitzSim-
mons, who came before the
board to announce the
timetable for I-94 expansion
between Rogers and St.
Michael and thank the county
commissioners, in particular
Commissioner Mike Potter,
for their work on accomplish-
ing what many had viewed as
a long shot at best.
“It came as very welcome
news to Wright County,”
FitzSimmons said. “I’d like to
thank the county board for its
support, especially Commis-
sioner Potter, who was very
present at most of the meet-
ings and the deliberations. It’s
a good day for Wright County
and the commerce corridor
between the Twin Cities and
St. Cloud.”
by Gabe Licht
Editor
Dirt is being moved next to
H&H Sport Shop on Highway
55 in preparation for construc-
tion of a new veterinary clinic.
Dr. Carl Larson said the im-
pending winter weather nearly
delayed the groundbreaking, but
“everyone rose to the occasion,
as evidenced by the new parking
lot west of H&H Sport Shop, and
the new Maple Lake Veterinary
Clinic is on schedule to open be-
fore the busy spring season.”
Larson, along with Dr. Dan
Patton and Dr. Dean Hawkinson,
currently operate the Watkins
and Kimball Veterinary Clinics.
“Our interest in opening a
new clinic in Maple Lake goes
back a few years, but was post-
poned due to merging with Kim-
ball, since Dr. Jerry at that clinic
wanted to slow down a bit de-
spite the practice getting busier,
and wanted some help,” Larson
said. “Now three years into our
multiple-location practice, we
are again ready to pursue build-
ing a clinic in Maple Lake.”
Larson said he drives through
Maple Lake regularly for large
animal appointments. While
doing so, he noticed a “VETERI-
NARIAN” sign on the north
edge of town and decided to ap-
proach Dr. Lieske regarding his
future plans.
“We had a great conversation,
especially since I was wondering
if I was going to get punched in
the face for asking the vet in
town what he thought of more
vets in town,” Larson said.
County board
continued on page 11
Citizen’s sentiments
slow axe’s swing
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by Katie Friedman
Correspondent
Residents attending a recent
public hearing appear to have in-
fluenced plans for upcoming in-
frastructure upgrades, and may
have rescued a couple of big
trees in the process.
About a half-dozen interested
citizens attended the 2014 Street
Improvement Project hearing
Tuesday, Nov. 19, and City En-
gineer Phil Gravel walked them
through the project’s main com-
ponents.
The project area includes
Linden and Park Avenues as
well as areas of Division Street.
Proposed work includes street
improvements, water main re-
placement and sewer repairs.
Work on Division also includes
replacement of the water main
and a failed sanitary sewer, as
well as minor curb and sidewalk
repairs in anticipation of a 2015
county paving project.
While only about half of Lin-
den’s sidewalk will require re-
placement, the Park Avenue
sidewalk must be replaced en-
tirely, Gravel said, and on the
street’s west side, that replace-
ment would dictate the removal
of two stately maples about
halfway down the block.
Breaking ground
with True Strides
City council
continued on page 11
County board gives
Corinna Township
lakeshore authority
by John Holler
Correspondent
Former Wright County Com-
missioner Ken Jude was some-
one who stood tall on principle.
During his term as commis-
sioner, there were plenty of 4-1
county board votes. Gamblers
could safely wager that, if there
was a 4-1 vote, Jude was just as
likely to be the one on the back
of the four-to-one vote.
Following his time on the
county board, Jude was elected
to the Corinna Township Board.
When the township butted heads
with the county back in 2005
about land-use issues, Jude pro-
posed that the township had
every legal right to do its own
planning and zoning.
It wasn’t unique. Woodland
and Stockholm townships both
had planning and zoning author-
ity. But those townships are al-
most devoid of lakes. Corinna
Township is comprised almost
by nearly as many water acres
as land acres. Therein lay the
problem.
In 2006, Corinna Township
officials and residents brought
the issue of being allowed to do
their own planning and zoning
to the county board.
Seven years later, effectively
all the township had accom-
plished was to get the county to
allow it to do the standard plan-
ning and zoning operations –
permits for buildings, septic
systems and the like. When it
came to shoreland management,
the county dismissed their ef-
forts.
By state law, counties are au-
thorized to handle planning and
zoning issues. In order for a
township to take on its own
P&Z authority, it has to demon-
strate that it can provide the ex-
pertise to be trusted with
maintaining established land-
use standards. When it comes to
shoreland management and the
potential aquatic catastrophes
that can take place, Wright
County was hesitant to give up
that authority. Extremely hesi-
tant.
Lakeshore authority
continued on page 11
Vet clinic coming to Maple Lake
Ground has been broken on the Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic next to H&H Sport Shop
on Highway 55. The clinic is expected to be completed in spring and will be an exten-
sion of the Watkins and Kimball Veterinary Clinics. (Photo by Gabe Licht)
by Gabe Licht
Editor
A year ago, Alia Mortensen was beginning as
the therapeutic horsemanship director at Camp
Courage. Since then, she has seen the power of the
program, now known as True Strides, which is a
part of True Friends programming.
“I saw riders face the fears of thinking, ‘This is
a really large animal and I’m scared to get on it,’”
Mortensen said. “But through the incredible team-
work of myself and volunteers, they faced fears,
had a lot of courage, got on horses and learned so
much and became good friends with horses.”
She saw gains in confidence and communica-
tion, even among nonverbal participants. Physical
benefits were also apparent.
“One of the most amazing moments was with
a little girl who had extremely tight legs due to
cerebral palsy,” Mortensen recalled. “Within 10
minutes, her legs went from hanging up on the
horse’s neck to relaxing to a natural riding posi-
tion. The relief, joy and comments that she had
never felt her legs relax were really, really remark-
able.”
Just one week at a time, results came to fruition.
Now, True Strides staff and volunteers are won-
dering what could be achieved in six to eight
weeks.
Soon, they won’t have to wonder. On Thursday,
Nov. 21, they broke ground on an indoor arena,
which will allow such sessions to take place year-
round.
“And it allows us to impact that many more
lives, allows our horses to stay in a consistently
conditioned mode and it keeps the community and
connection with riders, volunteers, horses and staff
consistent,” Mortensen said.
In the extended sessions, riders will “grow their
confidence, their verbal and communication skills
and will help them physically with the horses’
movement,” according to Mortensen.
She will work with caregivers and physicians
to customize therapeutic horsemanship sessions to
each individual’s needs.
“Each rider has unique needs and each will be
personally met within a session,” Mortensen said.
“Each lesson will be assessed through documen-
tation to ask, ‘Did they meet the goals of the les-
son?’ That will help me set up the next session.”
Sessions will be conducted in groups to add to
the social aspects of the program.
True Strides
continued on page 12
Messenger starts
ugly Christmas
sweater contest
The Maple Lake Messenger
is asking readers to submit pho-
tos of themselves wearing
Christmas sweaters for an ugly
sweater contest. Email photos to
news@maplelakemessenger or
drop them off at 218 Division
St. W. The deadline is Monday,
Dec. 16, and winners will be
featured in the Dec. 18 issue.
Prizes are $75 Business Bucks
for first place and $50 Business
Bucks for second place.
True Friends President and CEO Ed Stracke, True Strides Director Alia Mortensen, Mor-
ton Buildings representative Rich Rothstein, Elvis the horse and True Friends Equine
and Facilities Manager Stephanie Klaseus celebrated the groundbreaking of the True
Strides indoor arena on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Camp Courage. (Photo submitted)
by Gabe Licht
Editor
A Catholic priest with Maple
Lake ties has resigned, follow-
ing allegations of sexual mis-
conduct.
"Fr. Mark Huberty was crim-
inally charged today (Tuesday,
Nov. 19) in Ramsey County
District Court regarding accusa-
tions made against him by a
woman who has alleged inap-
propriate sexual contact," ac-
cording to a statement from the
Archdiocese of St. Paul and
Minneapolis.
In the statement, the archdio-
cese said it "first learned of this
situation from another priest in
late August and we immediately
began an investigation. The
archdiocese fully cooperated
with all civil authorities in con-
ducting their investigation."
Huberty, 43, was placed on
leave from active ministry ex-
actly two months before being
charged with fourth-degree
criminal sexual conduct. He had
been serving as the pastor of the
Church of the Presentation of
the Blessed Virgin Mary in
Maplewood since July 2007.
Previously, he had served St.
Timothy's Catholic Church in
Maple Lake from 2001 to 2007.
Huberty started at Presenta-
tion in July 2007. According to
the Minneapolis Star Tribune, in
2008, he began meeting with a
woman who said she was strug-
gling with her faith after the
death of a family member. In
January, the two allegedly
began a relationship that in-
cluded fondling and other sex-
ual contact.
According to charges, the
woman became upset when Hu-
berty canceled a vacation to
Kansas City with her. When she
asked Huberty how she could
stay in the church “knowing
what they did together,” he al-
legedly told her there was no
need to tell her husband the de-
tails of their relationship. The
charges further allege that Hu-
berty said he had given the same
advice to other female friends
who continued to be active in
the church.
In May, the woman filed a re-
port with Maplewood police.
Huberty was charged by
summons and is scheduled to
make his first court appearance
Dec. 18.
Vet clinic
continued on page 12
Former Maple Lake
priest resigns his post
Maple Lake Messenger Page 2
November 27, 2013
After doing a little research on whether to hunt South or North
Dakota, our group of three (Mike Muller, Daryl Hennen and my-
self) figured North Dakota might be the better option this year. So
we headed out that way a week ago Saturday for the oil patch
country and arrived in White Earth the following morning after
driving through the night. We stayed with Mike’s son, Kenneth,
who is an electrical contractor, and Jody Paumen an electrician. It
was cozy, five people and three dogs in his mobile home, but great
accommodations for the five days we were out there. As electri-
cians, both of our hosts have done enough rural work to become
acquainted with local farmers and where there might be pheasants
which was a big asset for us. Our hunts usually include a contest
and this year wasn’t any different. $1.00 on the first bird each day
and a $1.00 each on the longest tails and biggest spur for the trip.
Four of us hunted Sunday after a light snowfall, choosing tree lines
and grass and by 2:28 p.m. we had our 12 birds. Daryl had the first
bird (which I found, but he didn’t share any money with me) and
Ken the longest tail. None of the spurs were large enough to save.
My English Setter, Vana, saved the day for Ken when she found a
dead pheasant for him in a tree line after all of us went back to
look for it. The weather warmed up enough that day to thaw and
reminded us how slick and sticky the rural roads can get. The
truck traffic to the oil pumping pads and drilling derricks con-
tributes to the road dilemma which Kenneth said really gets black
when it rains. On Monday we hunted on our own and we didn’t
do as well without our guide. Daryl had the first bird and shot his
limit. I had one that day which was sunny with very little wind.
Vana made my day when she chased down Daryl’s cripple and re-
trieved the cock, bringing it back to me. This was her first long
retrieve and I was impressed as was Hennen. She also found the
bird I shot and it was still alive. It had tried to bury itself in the
grass. On Tuesday all five of us hunted some private ground near
New Town where Jody won first-bird honors. Ken had a double
and we ended up with 12 birds. I had opportunities to shoot a limit
each day, getting some great points, but didn’t come through.
Mike’s dog, Lucky, and Vana found birds as well, but I’d say
Daryl’s 13-year-old Cocoa, a Brittany-Springer cross, is still the
best. On Wednesday all five of us took a two-plus hour road trip
to a farm near Fortuna, a stone’s throw from the Canadian and
Montana borders on a cold (5-10 degrees) and extremely windy
day. Ken had the first bird and Daryl shot a cock which Vana found
in a grass-filled gully. Cocoa was back in the car’s kennel sitting
out the brutal weather on that one. The trip ended with Mike win-
ning the spur contest and Daryl the rooster tail. We didn’t find
birds everywhere, but hunting with Ken and Jody helped to put us
on birds in that vast land of oil rigs, wheat and cattle range country.
. . Hunting on the oil patch for the most part added another
dimension to the North Dakota hunt and gave the three of us a
first-hand glimpse of what’s happening out there. There are still
jobs to be had out there, but I didn’t apply when the sign said,
“Good Help Wanted”. Ken’s illustration of a motel that started at
about $165 a night for a single gave us an example of the astro-
nomical prices that are common to boom country. He felt the area
is being overbuilt, noting some of the projects have gone great,
but others haven’t had sufficient funding to be completed. I was
amazed at the gas (methane, I think) that is being burned off at the
pumping sites. The active pumping sites had at least one burning
flare and some several. Some of the sites had multiple pumps (two
to four) side by side, which was impressive, to say the least. There
seemed to be derricks drilling for oil in a helter-skelter fashion
and there were roads being built to the various pads being put in
place for future drilling. Bringing in electrical power to the pumps
is another necessity in the boom and many of the pumping sites
are connected by underground pipes which go to a collection point.
We noticed an above-ground water line and Ken said it provides
some of the water needed (about a million gallons each) for
drilling one well. It comes from the Missouri River (Lake Sakak-
wea). He said core samples are taken every foot and they drill on
an average of 2,000 feet. It was a long ride, both coming and
going, 21 degrees below when we left on Thursday morning and
it kept getting warmer the closer we got to Maple Lake. It’s good
to be back and thanks to Ed Pawlenty for providing our readers
with a great story on their deer hunting episodes.
Brute’s
Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
Legislative
update
by Rep. Marion O’Neill
Thanksgiving is almost here
and you know what that means:
most people are already getting
ready for Christmas.
Somehow, this time of year al-
ways sneaks up on me. Preparing
to marry my beautiful wife Sarah
seemed to accelerate that process.
It’s hard to believe it’s already
been more than a month since we
said, “I do.”
In that month, I started grow-
ing my Movember moustache.
Truth be told, it’s driving us both
crazy, so we’re looking forward to
Dec. 1, when I’ll be a baby face
again.
Speaking of December, the
Messenger has a new contest.
We’re asking readers to send in
photos like the one above. I look
forward to seeing the submissions.
And I hope everyone has a
Happy Thanksgiving!
Minnesotan
in training
by Gabe Licht
To the Editor:
A "thank you" to the Wright
County Commissioners is in
order for their approving the
drafting of a resolution (which,
in turn, needs another Board vote
to be enacted) that allows
Corinna Township to assume full
authority for shoreland planning
and zoning in the township.
Corinna Township has clearly
met all state requirements, has
the backing of township citizens,
and has handled their current
planning and zoning responsibil-
ities with integrity, fairness, and
professionalism.
I am confident that they will
carry out the additional shore-
land planning and zoning re-
sponsibilities in a likewise
manner.
Tom McGregor
Maple Lake, MN
To the Editor:
Last Sunday, while sitting in
the pew at church, I looked
around and couldn’t help but no-
tice that all those wonderful eld-
ers with their white hair were
now the parents of my genera-
tion, many of them still sitting in
the same area they sat in when I
was young. I knew them by
name. They knew me by name.
They did not fail to greet me and
ask about my children in Zambia.
They are filled with pride by the
work I do and the idea that “one
of their own” is doing such work.
As I sat thinking, it struck me
that this is community. Some go
out – always taking a part of
them with you – and some stay
home, taking their spot in the
pew as they mature.
I asked myself how can I get
that for my children in Zambia?
I want them to know they are a
part of their community and their
community is a part of them.
Who will be the white hairs in
their life? Who will watch them
wade through life with love?
Who will stand firm in support of
them, sharing their pride in just
knowing them and who will re-
main steadfast as models of
servitude, faithfulness and in-
tegrity?
I am so blessed to have been
raised in Maple Lake and to con-
tinue to be part of this commu-
nity. Here, there are marriages
that were forged in turbulent
times of youth and are still strong
thirty-five years later. Here there
are elders in their eighties and
nineties that still remember their
children’s childhood friends.
Here there are neighbors that
know you by name and help out
when a need arises. Here there
are generations of people that
love you. Here, there are friends
from your youth that are friends
for life. And finally, here there
are pillars – those wonderful,
beautiful, white-haired folks in
the pews at church. They know
you. They love you and they
want the best for you just because
you are part of their community.
I say to all the “white hairs”
here in Maple Lake – Thank you.
You are part of me wherever I go,
whatever I do.
Carol McBrady
Question: I’m wondering: Is
the use of blinkers a state law or
only an optional courtesy sug-
gestion? It seems to me that, as
the use of cell phones has in-
creased, the use of blinkers has
decreased. Also, if it is a law –
in changing lanes or making a
turn, at what point should the
blinker be put on (how far ahead
of the turn)? Thank you!
Answer: The use of a turn
signal is a state law. I would
agree with you that as the rate of
cell phone use while driving
along with many other distrac-
tions have increased, the use of
turn signals has decreased. I’ve
been in law enforcement a little
more than 16 years (15 of them
with the Minnesota State Patrol)
and I’ve seen the use of cell
phones become more popular
and evolve with their use to in-
clude texting and internet usage.
We have a law in Minnesota
that makes it illegal for drivers
to read/compose/send text mes-
sages and emails, or access the
Internet using a wireless device
while the vehicle is in motion or
a part of traffic – including
stopped in traffic or at a traffic
light.
Viewpoint
Ask a Trooper:
Using blinkers
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
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Dear Editor,
As the coordinator of the annual
Maple Lake Veterans Day program
for over 13 years, I’ve found it a
great honor. It’s a pleasure working
with the staff and students at the
Maple Lake schools where good
behavior is shown, and student par-
ticipation given. Indeed with the
teachers and staff involving their
students in assignments and enter-
tainment, District #881 proves de-
serving of the “School of
Excellence” award that will be pre-
sented to them on December 10th.
It’s always a privilege having
the local Veterans, in uniform at the
Program, to go beyond being hon-
ored, but also perform the flag
presentation, be guest speakers,
and end the program with the Rifle
Salute every year. Their presence
gives the students an extra appreci-
ation for their continued service
and past sacrifices. We are grateful
to have them on hand as students
pay tribute to them through music,
narrations, personally composed
DVD presentations, and other extra
highlights.
As for our town folks, what a
generous populace we have!
Where there is zeal to donate and
full of hard working volunteers
stepping forward to assist with the
program. There wasn’t a business I
visited that didn’t portray eagerness
to contribute to this public affair.
The Maple Lake Messenger,
KRWC, and the Annandale Advo-
cate were extraordinary in convey-
ing information and inviting the
public to our town for this impor-
tant event.
I also applaud the Maple Lake
Lions for sponsoring the Veterans
Day program each year, the Ladies
Auxiliary for co-sponsoring the Pa-
triot’s Pen contest, and the WAT-
KIM-VALLEY Vietnam Veterans
for being our guest speakers. We
look forward to having them back
for the requested classroom visits
that are already on tap in Decem-
ber.
God Bless you, Maple Lake,
God Bless America!
Ginger O’Loughlin
Maple Lake Senior
Connections Coordinator
I would like to thank everyone
who helped with our Nov.16
bloodmobile. We were able to
send 92 units to the American Red
Cross.
I would also like to thank all
the volunteers and organizations
for their time and donations. To all
the callers who scheduled the ap-
pointments and all the volunteers
who either worked at the blood-
mobile or donated; Monica and
American Legion Post 131 who
provided the hall and paid for all
the food for the workers and
donors; Toni Paumen and the Le-
gion Auxiliary who baked bars;
the Maple Lake Recovery Center
who helped take down and set up
the tables and chairs; Celeste
Dahlstrom and the Irish Mentors
for promoting the bloodmobile
and putting up posters in the busi-
nesses.
A special thank you to Marge
Pavlik for her long yers of dedica-
tion and the time she spends
preparing and serving lunch to the
donors and workers. You are a spe-
cial lady and your talents are
greatly appreciated.
Maple Lake is so fortunate to
have so many people who will
volunteer their time and talents for
such a good cause. The next
bloodmobile will be at the Ameri-
can Legion Club on May 21, 2014.
Happy Holidays-
Toni Mills,
Bloodmobile coordinator
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purpose is to simply give recognition to local residents for their contributions to our community.
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continued on page 11
Dear neighbor,
With Small Business Satur-
day approaching this weekend, I
wanted to take a moment to con-
gratulate a great small business
in our community.
Monticello’s very own Cor-
nerstone Café, owned and oper-
ated by Sue Swiecichowski, was
named WCCO Viewers’ Choice
For MN’s Best Wild Rice Soup.
Having been a customer at Cor-
nerstone Café on several occa-
sions, I can personally attest to
the wonderful food and service
this local restaurant provides.
Marion O’Neill
continued on page 11
Maple Lake Messenger Page 3
November 27, 2013
On Nov. 18, Cory William
Lyons, 24, of Waverly, was ar-
rested in Maple Lake on a
Dakota County warrant for pro-
bation violation.
On Nov. 18, Raleigh Dean
Marble, 20, of Rockford, was ar-
rested in Rockford on a Wright
County warrant for underage
drink and drive.
On Nov. 18, Jake Randall
Forpahl, 20, of Buffalo, was
charged with felony burglary
and misdemeanor assault.
On Nov. 18, Michael Kevin
Johnson, 28, of Maple Lake,
was arrested in Monticello
Township on a Sherburne
County warrant for disorderly
conduct.
On Nov. 18, Gregory Richard
Decker, 23, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Monticello on the
charge of driving after cancella-
tion inimical to public safety.
On Nov. 18, Joshua Allen
Hoffman, 27, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Anoka County on a
Wright County warrant for sec-
ond-degree DWI.
On Nov. 19, Dylan James
Ogren, 19, of Hanover, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for aid and abet
receiving stolen property.
On Nov. 19, Joy Kristin
Krautkremer, 36, of Clearwater,
was arrested in Clearwater
Township on the charge of third-
degree DWI.
On Nov. 19, James Michael
Nutter, 34, of Montrose, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on an appre-
hension and detention order
from the Minnesota Department
of Corrections.
On Nov. 19, Brian Gene
Baragar, 23, no permanent ad-
dress, was charged with felony
terroristic threats.
On Nov. 20, Steven Robert
Keesling, 19, of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on the
charge of domestic assault.
On Nov. 20, Corey Jamall
Simms, 29, of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on a war-
rant from the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Corrections for
fourth-degree criminal sexual
conduct.
On Nov. 20, Amos Benjamin
Andrews, 35, of Monticello, was
charged with felony assault.
On Nov. 20, Samantha Kaye
Smithson, 24, of South Haven,
was charged with felony theft.
On Nov. 20, Billy Curtis Har-
rison, 22, of Annandale, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for receiving
stolen property.
On Nov. 21, Amanda Kay
Odegard, 20, of St. Michael, was
arrested in St. Michael on the
charges of felony domestic as-
sault by strangulation, domestic
assault and interference with a
911 call.
On Nov. 21, Kayne Edward
Mueller, 24, of Albertville, was
arrested in Sherburne County on
a Wright County warrant for ob-
structing legal process.
On Nov. 21, Amanda
Jeanette Dunning, 37, of Mon-
trose, was arrested in Montrose
on a Wright County warrant for
third-degree DWI.
On Nov. 21, William Joseph
Daiker, 54, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in St. Michael on the
charge of driving after cancella-
tion inimical to public safety.
On Nov. 21, Andrew Mark
Warn, 19, of Delano, was
charged with felony burglary.
On Nov. 22, Aaron Christo-
pher Barduson, 18, of Delano,
was charged with misdemeanor
assault.
On Nov. 22, Gina Marie
Fiorentino, 30, of St. Michael,
was charged with misdemeanor
domestic assault.
On Nov. 23, Stacey Christo-
pher Gums, 30, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of theft.
There were 25 property-dam-
age accidents, no personal-in-
jury accidents, three hit-and-run
accidents and 17 car-deer acci-
dents.
There was one arrest for
DWI, 11 underage-consumption
arrests, two school bus stop arm
violations and 38 tickets for mis-
cellaneous traffic violations re-
ported this week.
NOV. 25 REPORT OF THE
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF
by Gabe Licht
Editor
After 15 years of working in
retail, Anna Pribyl decided to
make a career change.
“I figured it was time for a
new challenge,” said Pribyl, who
has been an agent at Lake Cen-
tral Insurance Services in Maple
Lake since April.
Pribyl was acquainted with
the agency through her friend-
ship with now fellow agent
Krista Wurm and prior work ex-
perience with agency manager
Paul Manuel.
She has enjoyed working with
them and the community at
large.
“I enjoy helping people,”
Pribyl said. “When I get the op-
portunity to quote and can offer
something better, I enjoy that.
It’s been a fun challenge.”
Part of that challenge has
been learning about health insur-
ance, especially in the midst of
the MnSure rollout following
health care reform.
“With health insurance issues,
I got to dive head first into it,”
Pribyl said.
While she felt she had a grasp
on home and auto insurance
from her own personal experi-
ences, learning about health in-
surance has taken longer due to
the sweeping changes in man-
dated coverages.
“With health insurance
through the MNSure exchange ,
we’re constantly calling for an-
swers on how it works or why it
doesn't work for some people,”
Pribyl said.
She is a licensed agent for
auto, home, life and health insur-
ance, as well as commercial in-
surance.
As the mother of three daugh-
ters – Kelsey, 11; JuliAnna, 8;
and Danica, 7 – Pribyl is happy
to be working closer to their
schools and having an opportu-
nity to be more involved in the
community.
“It’s nice to be close by if they
have things going on,” Pribyl
said. “… I’m definitely looking
forward to being more involved
in the community.”
Wright-Hennepin Cooperative
Electric Association’s (WH) Oper-
ation Round Up (ORU) partici-
pants donated grants totaling
$31,500 in October 2013. ORU
participants allow their electric
bills to be rounded up to the near-
est dollar. The rounded amount is
then used for donations to fund
community programs.
ORU’s trust board of directors
manages the generated money,
which is held in a trust fund.
Through a selection process and
review of guidelines, the board
evaluates funding requests on a bi-
monthly basis.
The ORU trust board approved
the following donations on behalf
of WH members for October
2013:
• $1000, Annandale Food
Shelf, funds to support the “Back
Pack” program at Maple Lake
School and Annandale schools
• $1,000, Boy Scout Troop
#312, Montrose, funds for a re-
placement troop trailer
• $500, Boy Scout Troop #358,
Buffalo, funds to replace the
broom ball rink at the Buffalo
Covenant Church.
• $4,000, Buffalo Rotary, funds
to help families in need receive
warm clothing
• $5,000, Buffalo Toys for Tots,
funds for purchasing toys for the
Buffalo and Montrose areas
• $300, Camp Friendship Aux-
iliary, funds to raise money to send
kids to camp
• $500, CEAP Quilters, funds
to purchase batting for quilts
• $2,000, Clown Arounds,
funds to purchase portable sounds
system
• $5,000, Community Toys for
Tots, funds to purchase toys for
Monticello and the surrounding
area
• $1,200, French Lake Sun-
shine Club, funds to help the needy
in the area and residents of the An-
nandale Care Center
• $3,500, Hammer Residences,
Inc., funds to support the Quality
of Life Fund
• $1,000, Hillside HOPE thru
Hooves, funds to offer scholar-
ships for clients in need
• $200, Monticello grad party,
funds to support a graduation party
• $400, Rockford Special
Olympics, funds to support a Spe-
cial Olympics team
• $200, Watertown- Mayer Post
Prom, funds to support an all-night
drug free party
• $500, Wright County Area
Blue Star Mothers, Chapter 13,
funds to defray shipping costs for
care package to deployed military
personnel
• $2,000, Wright County 4-H
Federation, funds to make im-
provements to a poultry barn’s in-
frastructure, as well as provide
new cages
Since the ORU program began
in 1994, WH members have do-
nated more than $2.8 million to
programs in need. Each participant
annually contributes six dollars on
average.
For those interested in applying
for funds, the next application
deadline is December 1, 2013. To
receive an application, visit WH’s
website at www.whe.org, send an
email to oru@whe.org, or call Lisa
Zipp and leave a message at (763)
477-3000 ext. 6126.
WH is a member-owned non-
profit electric utility that provides
electric power to Wright County
and the western part of Hennepin
County. The cooperative has been
a corporate citizen in this area
since 1937 and currently serves
more than 46,000 electric ac-
counts. The utility started its secu-
rity division in 1989 and now
provides local home security solu-
tions as well as monitors alarm
systems for more than 50,000 cus-
tomers in 32 states and three Cana-
dian provinces.
Maple Lake Fire Department Report
Maple Lake’s Volunteer Fire
Dept. and Ambulance Service re-
sponded to the following emer-
gencies during the past week:
Nov. 24, 1:57 p.m.: Medical.
Patient was transported by Maple
Lake ambulance to the St. Cloud
Hospital ER.
Nov. 22, 9:16 p.m.: Medical.
Patient was transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Cen-
traCare Center ER.
Nov. 20, 3:44 p.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Nov. 18, 7:32 a.m.: Medical.
Lift assist.
Maple Lake’s Volunteer Fire
Department responded to the fol-
lowing emergencies:
Nov. 24, Mutual aid to the
Buffalo Fire Department for a
structure fire. Eleven firefighters
responded with three units.
Nov. 23, 1:10 p.m.: Barn fire
at the Chris Ray farm, 2807 80th
St. NW, Maple Lake Twp. Thir-
teen fire-fighters responded and
extinguished the fire with water
and foam.
Nov. 22, 11:09 a.m.: Con-
trolled burn at Ken Latour resi-
dence, County Road 39 and
Dillon Ave. NW, Silver Creek
Twp. Thirteen firefighters re-
sponded.
Nov. 19, 8:10 p.m.: Fire alarm
at 3261 Donnelly Dr. NW, Maple
Lake
Twp. Eight firefighters re-
sponded.
Nov. 19, 3:22 p.m.: Chicken
coop, 1734 Keats Ave. NW, Al-
bion Twp. Fourteen firefighters
responded and extinguished the
fire.
Nov. 18, 4:02 p.m.: Fire Alarm
at 4885 County Road 6 NW, Al-
bion Twp. Emergency cancelled
en route, twelve firefighters re-
sponded.
Pribyl enjoying new challenge at
Lake Central Insurance Services
Wright-Hennepin donates to area entities
Anna Pribyl has been working as an agent at Lake Central Insurance Services since April.
(Photo by Gabe Licht)
Clown Arounds Campie (Marie Mavencamp), Dotz (Cora Parker), Boof (Bruce Price), Lock-
Jaw (Dale Kottke), Toots (Sharon Nelson) and Flutterby (Eileen Smith) accept a check from
Operation Round Up Chair John Mesiter (center). (Photo submitted)
JMSC Futurity (formerly Johnson, Mattson + Smail) is
pleased to announce that they have moved to their new
office at: 215 Highway 55 East, Suite 306, Buffalo
JMSC is an accounting, tax, and advisory services firm with offices in
Buffalo and St. Louis Park.
Firm president, Casey Mattson, said that the new location is overdue.
“We have expanded our team and our capabilities over the past
couple years. The new location will better meet the needs of our
growing client base,” Mattson said.
The firm has also launched an updated website: www.jmscfuturity.com
JMSC Futurity welcomes new clients.
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A percentage of the net sales
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Victor and Diane Sorenson,
of Maple Lake, are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Rachael Soren-
son, to Dan Bomsta, son of
Greg and Nancy Bomsta from
Kimball. The couple met at the
Annandale Evangelical Free
Church.
The wedding is planned for
August. 9, 2014 in Kimball.
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Programs & Events Meetings
Barnes & Noble Bookfair fundraiser Sunday
The Maple Lake Library will be participating in the Barnes & Noble
Bookfair on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A percentage of your
Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit the library. Santa and Mrs. Claus
will make an appearance and music, activities and gift wrapping will be
offered. The event takes place at 8040 Wedgewood Lane North in Maple
Grove. You can also visit bn.com/bookfairs to support the library online
from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 by entering Bookfair ID 11188281 at checkout.
Silent Santa/Toys For Tots open until Dec. 4
Christmas is just around the corner and applications are being taken
for anyone in the Maple Lake Area who will be in need of assistance for
making sure “Santa” makes it for Christmas. Applications can be picked
up at Wright County Human Services in Buffalo or St. Timothy Catholic
Church Parish office.
Applications must be in no later than Dec. 4. If you have questions,
please call Debbie at 612-910-1914 after 6 p.m. All information is kept
confidential.
CCW Advent Day of Prayer Dec. 5
The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) invites all area women to
the annual Deanery Advent Day of Prayer on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Christ
the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. The day begins with
registration at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The topic for the day will be “We
Walk By Faith.” For reservations, call Nancy at 763-682-1394.
Camp Courage & Friendship Holiday Party Dec. 6
The Camps of Courage & Friendship Auxiliary invites you to attend
their Annual Holiday Fundraising Party on Friday, December 6, 6:00
p.m. at the Camp Friendship Dining Hall, 10509 - 108th St. NW, An-
nandale. The evening features hors d’oevures and a dessert buffet, wine
and beer sampling by Coburn’s, 50-50 drawing event (last year $1000
was given back in prizes), over 100 silent auction baskets and door prizes.
All proceeds benefit programs for children and adults with disabilities.
Advance tickets $20 is recommended, as tickets may be limited at the
door. Call 320-274-2085 for tickets and information.
St. Ignatius CCW Christ Child Lunch is Dec. 6
The St. Ignatius CCW annual Christ Child Luncheon will be from
10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church,
35 Birch St. E., Annandale. Cookies and candy will be available at
Santa’s Sweet Shoppe. Proceeds will go to Birthline of St. Cloud,
Birthright of Monticello, Dakota Woodlands and MCCL. Tickets will be
available at the door.
Action for Children-Zambia gala is Dec. 6
"Mama Carol" McBrady will host a dinner and dance gala for Action
For Children-Zambia starting with a social hour at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec.
6, at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale. The event will include dinner
at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction, program and music by The Jupes.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Betty Thomes
at 320-963-3940 or Sarah Thomes at 763-670-3940 or check out
www.afczambia.org.
‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ mailbox through Dec. 6
The American Red Cross Northern MN Region invites Americans to
show their gratitude and best wishes to those who have served our coun-
try. Through Dec. 6, Americans can create and send cards to service
members, veterans and their families who will receive cards across the
country and around the world. The Red Cross invites the public to send
messages of thanks and holiday cheer by mailing them to: Holiday Mail
for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.
To ensure that cards are delivered in time for the holidays, they must
be postmarked no later than Dec. 6. Individuals are asked to refrain from
sending letters, monetary donations or any other kinds of inserts with the
cards. Please also refrain from using glitter. More information can be
found at http://www.redcross.org/holidaymail redcross.org/holidaymail.
Girl Scouts ‘Kids Only Sale’ to be Dec. 7
Bring your children to the Kids Only Sale on Saturday, December
7th, at the Buffalo Community Middle School Mall, from 2 to 4 p.m.
To prepare your child/ren for the sale please do the following; bring
small bills, put money in an envelope with a list of people to buy for and
how much per person, put your child’s name or your name and phone
number on the envelope. Paper bags are available for shopping but hav-
ing your child bring a cloth bag with them will really help them to carry
the items they will be purchasing. The sale is a combined effort between
all the troops from Buffalo/Maple Lake/Montrose.
If you have any questions concerning the Kids’ Only Sale please con-
tact Sheri Nichols at 763-286-7756 or sherinichols@msn.com.
Chamber hosting Christmas in ML on Dec. 7
The Chamber will be hosting Christmas in Maple Lake on Saturday,
Dec. 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The "V". The Fire Dept. will
bring Santa, while Mrs. Claus waits at The "V". There is a great need
for volunteers to help from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. Anyone
who would like to donate toward the balloon artist or Santa & Mrs. Claus
costume rentals, please email Cathy at mlpmanor@lakedalelink.net.
Tree of Hope on Dec. 7
The Holiday Tree of Hope will once again be based at the ML Airport
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Desired gifts include items
for children, birth to 18 years of age, that could include stuffed animals,
books, puzzles, dolls, trucks, books, videos, CDs, cameras, electronic
hand-held games, jewelry, cosmetics, cards, clothes and small radios.
Checks made payable to Tree of Hope will also be accepted. You can
also use a credit card via the DONATE button on the website.
Bring donations to the Maple Lake Airport no later than Dec. 7.
Lunch will be provided. For more information or to arrange for toys to
be picked up, contact Elaine Morrow of MN Chapter 99s at 952-955-
2802, or e-mail pilotelaine@aol.com. You can also contact Howie and
Deb Klier of Zuhrah Shriner Flyers at 952-898-5735, or e-mail
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of articles. Programs and Events deadline is 4 p.m.
Monday. If your information must be published,
please consider placing an ad.
Nov. 30: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buf-
falo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
Dec. 2: Wright County
Chapter Pheasants Forever, 8
p.m., Buffalo American Legion
Club.
Dec. 2: S.A.M. quilting
group, 7 a.m., St. Timothy’s
Church basement.
Dec. 2: Al-Anon and Men’s
12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m., Buf-
falo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
Dec. 3: Maple Lake City
Council, 7 p.m., city hall.
Dec. 3: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United
Methodist Church of Annandale,
250 Oak Ave. N.; 320-274-3380.
Dec. 3: Gamblers Anony-
mous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo
Evangelical Free Church, 2051
50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 &
113.
Dec. 3: Celebrate Recovery
(non-denominational Chris-
tian-based recovery program),
7 p.m., Monticello Covenant
Church; 763-295-2112.
Dec. 4: Maple Lake Cham-
ber of Commerce, noon, at
Madigan’s Pub & Grill. New
members always welcome.
People
Deer-vehicle crashes were up
18.4% in Minnesota from the
previous five years. State Farm
Insurance estimated that a Min-
nesotan’s chances of hitting a
deer in the next 12 months were
1 in 139. … Donald Ruchti was
the latest Heart Safe survivor
after having a heart attack in his
home and receiving CPR from
his wife, Lori, prior to the para-
medics’ arrival. … The DNR is-
sued a thin ice warning for
Minnesota aerated lakes. ... And
that’s the way it was five years
ago this week.
Product Technologies Inc. re-
ceived international recognition
for its efforts in expanding mar-
kets for magnesium die-casting.
… Tim Young of Shadduck
Young & Brown introduced him-
self as the new Silver Creek
Township attorney. … Anthony
James Fahey of Montrose died at
Buffalo Hills Tree Farm after he
fell off of a wagon and was run
over. ... And that’s the way it was
fifteen years ago this week.
Sherie Beth Ione-Ruter of Wa-
verly died in a one-car accident
when her car left the road, hit a
tree and caught fire. … The
Maple Lake Commercial Club
coordinated Snow Days events
such as apple cider, prizes and
sleigh rides. … The DNR an-
nounced that even with the snow
on the ground, the drought from
the summer before still lingered
beneath. ... And that’s the way it
was twenty-five years ago this
week.
The city of Maple Lake
mourned the loss of President
John F. Kennedy after he was as-
sassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Schools and churches were
closed at President Johnson’s re-
quest and a special funeral Mass
held at the Church of St. Timothy
attracted 1,000 people. … The
Maple Lake Farmers Union
Local presented awards to 20
youngsters who participated in
the Farmers Union Youth Pro-
gram. … At Dircks Fairway, a
sirloin steak could be purchased
for $0.89 per pound. ... And
that’s the way it was fifty years
ago this week.
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van.
For WOW van sites, appointments
or questions, call Rosemary at
682-7717 or toll free, 1-800-362-
3667, Ext. 7717.
Wellness on Wheels Services
include: Adult and Child Immu-
nizations; Health Screening:
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Choles-
terol (by appointment), Pregnancy,
Health and Wellness; Child Car
Seat Check (by appointment); In-
formation about: Healthy Lifestyle
- Exercise, Nutrition, Recommen-
dations for Routine Medical Care,
Safety - Individual, Home, Car
Seat, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Par-
enting, Child Health, Growth &
Development, Reproductive
Health & Family Planning, Infec-
tious Diseases, Chronic Illness,
Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors,
such as Smoking, Drug and Alco-
hol Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Informa-
tion and Assistance in Accessing
Resources.
For appointments or questions,
call 763-682-7717, or toll-free at
1-800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For
immunizations, bring past immu-
nization records to the van, if
available. * Van hours are Monday
through Thursday are from 2 p.m.
to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Monday, Dec. 2: Coborn’s,
Clearwater
Tuesday, Dec. 3: DJ’s, Al-
bertville
Wednesday, Dec. 4: Walmart,
Buffalo
Thursday, Dec. 5: Cub Foods,
Monticello
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
http://www.co.wright.mn.us/de-
partment/humanservices/wow
WOW
Wellness on Wheels
Offering a nutritious meal in a
warm, caring atmosphere with
friendship and fun. Everyone wel-
come. The Senior Dining Center is
located at Maple Manor West, 555
2nd St. W. For more information,
call 320-963-5771.
MONDAY, Dec. 2
Meatloaf, Scalloped Potatoes,
Squash, Wheat Bread, Sweetened
Strawberries
TUESDAY, Dec. 3
Roasted Chicken, Whipped Po-
tatoes w/Gravy, Dilled Carrots,
Dinner Roll, Sherbet
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4
Pork Roast, Red-Skinned Pota-
toes w/Gravy, Peas & Carrots,
Wheat Bread, Blueberry Pie
THURSDAY, Dec. 5
Liver & Onions or Hamburger
Patty w/Gravy, Whipped Potatoes
w/Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Wheat
Bread, Mississippi Mud Bars
FRIDAY, Dec. 6
Hearty Stew, French Bread,
Seven-Layer Salad, Lemon Chif-
fon
Senior Dining menu Dec. 2 - 6
55+ Driver Improvement Program
The Minnesota Highway
Safety Center will be offering 55+
Driver Improvement Program
courses on the following days:
December 11 (4 Hr. Refresher
Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Waverly Knights of Columbus,
301 5th St. N., Waverly
December 12 (4 Hr. Refresher
Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Community Center, 206
Central Ave., Buffalo
December 14 (4 Hr. Refresher
Course) 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
Cabela’s, 20200 Rogers Drive,
Rogers
The Driver Improvement
course is open to the public; pre-
registration is required. A MN
Highway Safety & Research Cen-
ter certified instructor teaches this
class. By utilizing the most up-
to-date research in the field, par-
ticipants will be provided the lat-
est information in regards to
driver safety, new laws, and vehi-
cle technology. This class has
something for everyone. The fee
for the four hour refresher course
is $20.00 and the eight-hour
course is $24.00. For more infor-
mation 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 insur-
ance premiums for three years,
according to Minnesota law.
First-time participants must com-
plete the initial eight hours of
training and a four-hour refresher
class every three years to main-
tain the 10% discount.
Seniors enjoy early Thanksgiving
Births:
Twin boys were born to proud parents, Robert and Emmy Ellestad
Hannah, of Orono on Nov. 4, 2013. Beckett Anthony was 5 pounds, 9
ounces and was 18 inches long; Frranklin Paul was 6 pounds, 2 ½ ounces
and was 19 ½ inches long.
Grandmother is Rebecca Ellestad of Annandale.
Nearly 50 patrons enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner on
Thursday, Nov. 21, at Maple Lake Senior Dining. Atten-
dance was up from about 35 patrons the year before.
Mayor Lynn Kissock (left) and Councilwoman Deb Geyen
joined the festivities to serve the food while donning the
holiday-appropriate outfits. Senior Dining will also host a
Christmas dinner, with more special guests, on Dec. 18.
Programs & Events
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Monday, No-
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2013, at his
home. Gath-
ering of fam-
ily and
friends will be held from 4:30 to
7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29,
at the Dingmann Funeral Care
Chapel, Maple Lake.
Don V. Clapp was born January
26, 1927, in Big Stone County to
Ralph and Helen (Maynard) Clapp.
He married Dee Boehner on June
26, 1962, and they farmed in
Maple Lake Township, Wright
County. Don volunteered with
many organizations including 4-H,
Ney Park Nature Center, and the
Wright County Kennel Club.
He is survived by his wife, Dee
of Maple Lake, three children,
Candy (John) Bullert of Big Lake,
Dave (Nicole) Clapp of Maple
Lake, and Roxanne; brother, Gene
and (Sandy) Clapp of Excelsior;
five grandchildren, Nicole and
Tom Bullert and Ben, Madi and
Jack Clapp. He was preceded in
death by grandson, Michael Bullert
and brothers, Ken and Lon Clapp.
Obituary, Guestbook & Video
Tribute online at www.dingmann-
funeral.com
Don Clapp, Maple Lake
Celestine
“Les” Hey-
ing, age 78,
of Buffalo,
formerly of
Minnetonka,
died Satur-
day, Nov. 23,
2013, at J.A.
Wedum Resi-
dential Hospice in Brooklyn Park
after a brief battle with Pancreatic
Cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial was
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at
St. Timothy Catholic Church,
Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer
as the celebrant. Burial followed at
St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in
Maple Lake. Friends were invited
to call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and
from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, both at
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel,
Maple Lake. Parish prayers were at
7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials are pre-
ferred to St. Timothy Catholic
Church, St. Timothy Catholic
School or Allina Hospice.
Celestine Herman Heying was
born March 15, 1935, in Richmond
to Bernard and Catherine (Kohorst)
Heying. He graduated from St.
Boniface High School in Cold
Spring with the Class of 1954. Les
served his country in the U.S.
Army. On July 16, 1960, he was
united in marriage to Jean Chirhart
at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Cold Spring. Les worked as a truck
driver for John Sexton & Company
for 32 years; in his retirement he
drove for NAPA Auto Parts. He
was a member of the Maple Lake
American Legion Post 131, Team-
sters Local 544, Maple Lake Fr.
O’Brien’s Council Knights of
Columbus, St. Timothy Catholic
Church and a former member of
St. Mary of the Lake, Plymouth.
Les was mechanically inclined and
very handy; from fixing the house
and car to making toys, he could do
it all.
He is survived by his wife, Jean,
of Buffalo; children, Margaret, of
Plymouth; Steve (Julie), of
Rockville; Lynn, of Minneapolis;
Charles, of Hanover; Tony (Jamie),
of Maple Lake; Kathryn, of Moun-
tain View, Calif.; and Gretchen
(Joshua Chambers), of Seattle;
brothers, Linus (Theresa), of Waite
Park; Henry (Kathleen), of St.
Cloud; and Vern (Carol), of Ana-
cortes, Wash.; and five grandchil-
dren: Zach, Aaron, Melynda,
Abygayl and Grace. He is preceded
in death by his parents, Bernard
and Catherine; sister, Ginny Bu-
tala; brother Barney; and nine half
brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers for the service were
Margaret, Steve, Lynn, Charles,
Tony, Kathryn and Gretchen Hey-
ing, Zach and Aaron Freeman and
Joshua Chambers. Sarah Goelz and
Anne Pribyl provided music for the
service. Military honors were pro-
vided by the Maple Lake American
Legion Post 131, Maple Lake
VFW Post 7664 and the Minnesota
National Guard Honor Guard.
Arrangements are entrusted with
Dingmann Funeral Care Burial &
Cremation Services of Maple
Lake. Obituary, Guestbook and
Video Tribute are available online
at dingmannfuneral.com
Celestine “Les” Heying, Buffalo
Maple Lake • 320-963-5731
View Obituaries, Guestbooks
& Videos Online
dingmannfuneral.com
St. John’s Lutheran Church Holiday Fair on Dec. 7
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 331 West Harrison St., Annandale, will
be holding their holiday fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
There will be bakery items, fresh lefse made and sold on site, crafts, col-
lectibles and much more. Sloppy joes, sweet rolls, pie, coffee, and milk
will be served for lunch. All proceeds go to charity.
St. Timothy Church events begin Dec. 7
The 18th Annual Craft & Bake Sale sponsored by the St. Timothy’s
Council of Catholic Women is Saturday, Dec. 7. Cookies, candies,
breads, foods and crafts will be for sale in the basement of St. Timothy
Catholic Church. Sale runs Saturday, Dec 7th, from 9 am to 6 pm and
Sunday, Dec 8th, from 8 am to noon. The proceeds are to be used to
fund parish projects.
St. Timothy's Church will also be collecting boys’ and men’s shoes
after each Mass on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. The shoes will
be sent to Action For Children-Zambia.
National Children’s Memorial Day Dec. 8
The National Children’s Memorial Day is Dec. 8. Candles will be lit
by families and friends in homes around the world in memory of children
who have died. Candle lighting will begin in New Zealand and end on
the West Coast of the United States. Compassionate Friends of Rockford,
Peterson Chapell and Buffalo Hospital Foundation are sponsoring the
event. Parents of children who have died are invited to attend a candle
lighting ceremony from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at King’s House, 621 1st Ave. S.,
Buffalo; they may bring a single-framed photo of their child for display
if they wish. For more information, email to karenmars@msn.com.
Programs & Events
HOLYCROSS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3536
www.holycrossmaplelake.com
Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
SAT.: 1 p.m., Advent Decorating Day.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15
a.m., Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Con-
temporary Service; 11:30 a.m., Annual
Meeting.
MON.: 11 a.m., Staff Meeting; 1 p.m.,
First of All Prayer Group, Quilters.
CHURCH OFST. TIMOTHY
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
www.churchofsttimothy.org
Pastor: John Meyer
School Principal: Deacon Mike Medley
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions; 4:30
p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
THURS.: 9 a.m., Thanksgiving Day Mass.
BETHLEHEM UNITED
CHURCH OFCHRIST
Ph.: 320-963-3118
www.uccml.org
Pastor: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer
mail to: revjbpalmer@gmail.com
SAT.: 10 a.m.-noon, Decorating Church.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Fellowship; 10:45 a.m., G.I.F.T.; 11 a.m.,
Confirmation.
TUES.: 10 a.m., Bible Study at Irish
Blessings; 7 p.m., Bible Study.
IMMANUELLUTHERAN CHURCH
IN SILVER CREEK (LCMS)
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service; 11:15
a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study.
SILVER CREEK
COMMUNITYCHURCH
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957; 605-
553-5240
www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.org
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Sun-
day School, Bible Study.
ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE
CHURCH
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS. & FRI.: Office Closed.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11 a.m.,
Worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 10:45
a.m., Program Practice; 6 p.m., Gospel
Life.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Touch; 7
p.m., Men’s Bible Study.
TUES.: 3:30 p.m., Friends of Faith; 7
p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m.,
Awana; 7 p.m., Solid Rock, Women’s
Bible Study.
ANNANDALE UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc
Pastor: Marilee Benson
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:15
a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
CHURCH
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service; 10:30
a.m., Sunday School & Bible Study.
WED.: 4:30 p.m., Bible Study.
EAGLES GROVE CHURCH
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to Marketplace
Ph.: 320-248-6024
Lead Pastor: Jason Pence
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; Ener-
gized Music and Quality Children’s Pro-
grams Provided.
MT. HERMON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service
w/Communion.
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
www.stjohns-annandale.org
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship.
BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m.,
Church Service.
HOSANNALUTHERAN 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., Con-
firmation Class.
BUFFALO UNITARIAN
UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
WED.: Discussion Group Meets the 2nd
& 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru May, 7:30
p.m., at Buffalo Community Center,
Across the Street from the Post Office at
206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25). For More In-
formation, Call Luke at 763-682-4616 or
Visit www.buuf.us. Everyone is welcome.
BUFFALO EVANGELICAL
FREE CHURCH
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo (corner of
Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd. 113)
Ph. 763-682-6846; www.buffalofree.org
info@buffalofree.org
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups; 7:30 a.m.,
AA& Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Men’s Small Group; 7 p.m.,
Small Groups.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, Coffee
Fellowship, Children’s Church; 11 a.m.,
Sunday School for All Ages; 6 p.m., Youth
Groups; 7 p.m., Small Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Women’s Bible Study;
7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry; 7:30
p.m., Men’s Small Group, AA, GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice.
BUFFALO COVENANT CHURCH
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
www.buffalocov.org
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 &
11 a.m., Contemporary Services; 9:30 &
11 a.m., Swimming Upstream; 11 a.m.,
Confirmation; 5:30 p.m., Christmas Pro-
gram Practice; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out,
S.N.I.P.P.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Women’s Bible Study; 6:30 p.m.,
Women’s Commission; 7 p.m., Iron Men’s
Monthly.
TUES.: 9 a.m., MOPS; 1:30 p.m.,
S.A.L.T. Planning; 6 p.m., Grief Share;
6:30 p.m., Divorce Care; 7 p.m., Prayer for
Healing; 7 p.m., Women’s Bible Study.
WED.: 6 a.m., Purity Platoon; 9 a.m.,
Shuffleboard; 5 p.m., Awana Supper; 6
p.m., Awana, Hang Time.
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Purity Platoon, Wor-
ship Team Practice; 6:45 p.m., Choir Re-
hearsal.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
LCMC
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
www.lutheran-faith.org
Secretary’s office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.,
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service.
CELEBRATION COMMUNITY
CHURCH
Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover; 612-978-
2766
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Ele-
mentary School Gymnasium.
TRI-COUNTYALLIANCE CHURCH
8464 160th St. N.W.
Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750
Interim Pastor: Bob Morton
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.
Pharmacy • Gifts • Drive-Thru
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
New Towne Market • Annandale
320.274.3062 • keavenydrug.com
Your Fast, Friendly Full Service Pharmacy for over 70 years!
BAKERY SPECIAL DELI SPECIAL
HEALTHY HOLIDAYS
DELI SPECIAL
12 pack cans
6 pk 24 oz btls
8 pk 7.5 oz cans
Aquafina
Water
Pepsi
Products
24 pack
1/2 liter btls
2 liter btls
3
$ 99
4
$ 4/
Pepsi Products Mix & Match
9
$ 3/
(3/$11 without coupon)
Baby Back
Ribs
Hormel Cure 81
Lean, Meaty Pork
Grade A
Spring River
lb
lb
2 1/2 lb bag
Chicken Breasts
Country Style
Pork Ribs
3
$ 49
1
$ 79
2
$ 89
4
$ 49
16 oz pkg
Smoked Bacon
2
$ 99
lb
Turkey Breasts
Bran
Bread
1 lb loaf 6 ct pkg
1
$ 99
Home Made LeGout Mrs. Gerry’s
3
$ 99
6
$ 99
7
$ 99
5
$ 99
6
$ 99
lb 3 lbs each 5 lbs
Raspberry
Cranberry Salad
Turkey
Gravy
Whole
Baked Chicken
12 oz jar
Select Flavors
14.5 oz can
Swanson
6 oz can
Whipping
Cream
Mini
Marshmallows
Whole or Jellied
Cranberries
French’s French
Fried Onions
100% Natural
Chicken Broth
Heinz Homestyle
Gravy
10 oz bag
Kraf - Jet Pufed
40 oz can
16 oz Fresh
Land O Lakes
20 oz can
Select Varieties
in juice
Nature’s Pride
Sweet Potatoes
Essential Everyday
14 oz can
1
$
99
Premium Fresh
Mashed Potatoes
lb
Boneless Hams
COUPON EXPIRES:12-1-13
1
$
2/
99
c
99
c
99
c
79
c
1
$ 89
2
$ 79
1
$
79
Dole
Pineapple

Wild Rice
Navel Oranges
California
KC’s Best
Minnesota
1 lb bag
4 lb bag
Limit one with coupon. Limit one coupon per household. Valid only
at The Marketplace, Annandale & Cokato, MN. Good thru 12-1-13.
1 lb quarters
Essential Everyday
Butter
1
$ 99
GOOD THRU
12-1-13
store coupon
Rib-Eye Steak
Boneless Beef
7
$
99
lb
PORK SIRLOIN
ROAST
Boneless
1
$
79
lb
1 cup diced apples
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced celery
1 TBSP margarine
1 box stuffing, prepared
without fat
3 cups cooked wild rice
1 cup chicken broth
12 oz bag cranberries
1 cup apple juice
3/4 cup Splenda
Saute the apples, onions,
and celery. When soft,
add the prepared stuff-
ing, rice and broth.
Combine well and place
in covered casserole or
baking dish. Bake for 45
min at 350F.
Mix all ingredients in a 2
qt sauce pan and bring to
a boil over high heat.
Lower heat to med and
simmer until tender about
10 min.
Have a Blessed
Holiday!
The Marketplace will be
closed Thanksgiving Day.
Wild Rice Stuffing
Low-Cal Cranberry Sauce
2
$ 99
3
$ 49
Pumpkin or Cranberry
Muffins
Essential Everyday
Boneless Pork
1
$
99
lb
Sirloin Chops
Gold-N-Plump
Maple Lake Messenger Page 6
November 27, 2013
Maple Lake High School announces honor roll
How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey
7th Grade-A
SHELBY ANKERFELT
SYDNEY BAKEBERG
CALEB BENEKE
ASHLEY CARLSON
GRACIE ELSENPETER
GARRETT FADDEN
JUSTIN FOBBE
BENJAMIN GOELZ
MITCHELL HOISTAD
REMINGTON LILYA
MADISON MAAS
AVA MERGEN
AYVA MEYER
MICHAEL MILLER
ANDREA PETERSON
BIONCA PETERSON
MORGAN SCANLON
DARYN STRUB
KATHERINE TREADWELL
DEVIN WOOLRIDGE
8th Grade-A
ANNA BECKER
JACOB FYNBOH
MARGARET GRAHAM
CLARA GREENHAGEN
SHAUNTEL JOHNSON
LINSEY RACHEL
EMILY RASSET
SAMUEL SCHAUNAMAN
MOLLIE SCHEIBER
KYLE SCHERBER
HENRY STECKER
GRACE THIELE
9th Grade-A
HALEY ANDERSON
ASHLEY BRINGS
NATHAN CARLSON
BRIDGER FRUTH
BEN GINDELE
ALAYNA GOOS
LINSEY HANSON
LAUREN HEERALALL
HUNTER MALACHEK
ALEXANDER MARQUETTE
OLIVIA MARQUETTE
ASHLEE MARTIE
LOGAN MCCOLLOUGH
MACKENZIE MILLER
JOHNATHAN REILLEY
TYLER RUSSELL
MORGAN SCHEIBER
ASHLEY SCHMITZ
BRADY TONGEN
SYDNEY VONARB
10th Grade-A
BROOKE ANKERFELT
PEYTON BEEHLER
BRANDON BORELL
KAIJA JOHNSON
ZACHARY JOHNSON
AIDAN JUDE
HOPE KRAMER
NATHAN MAAS
BAILEY PROWATZKE
DYLAN SCHLUETER
JACK SEIBERT
JORDAN SIFFERLE
OLIVIA WOLFF-HERDA
11th Grade-A
KARCH ANDERSON
HEATHER BLAHUT
ANTHONY GOELZ
MOLLIE GRAHAM
LOGAN GRIES
HUNTER HICKS
LACIA JENSEN
VIENNA JUDE
COURTNEY KLINGELHOETS
SUMMER KNUDSEN
NATHAN LOGEAIS
MADISON NELSON
ANDREW NOWAK
MAYA ORTIZ
TAYLOR PILGER
JENNIFER POMIJE
CAL REDEMSKE
EMILY ROSE
CHARLIE STEJSKAL
DAVID STOKMAN
DUSTIN STRUB
MELISSA TIMMERS
DANIEL UPCRAFT
CODY WELCH
JACKSON WILLARD
HAYLEY ZAPPA
12th Grade-A
ASHLEY BECKER
PAIGE BLIZIL
TREVOR BORELL
RACHEL BORGERT
MARGRET CAREY
BRYCE CARLSON
LANDON CAUGHEY
GRANT DAVIS
JAY ELSENPETER
LORALIE ELSENPETER
JORDAN FONTEYN
MADISON GAGNON
NICHOLAS GAPINSKI
ALEXA GORRES
SULLIVAN GRAHAM
ZACHARY JOHNSON
KIRSTEN KUBIAN
GERALD MARQUETTE
DREW SEIBERT
BLAIR STEWIG
TROY SWANSON
ANNA THIELE
JUSTIN WILSON
7th Grade-B
BENJAMIN BROWN
MIA COCHRANE
BRIANNA DERINGER
LILY FEIKEMA
PAIGE GAGNON
JACKSON GALLAGHER
HAILEY GOODIN
MAYA HEERALALL
MORGAN HOISTAD
WYATT JACOBS
EMALYNN JOHNSTON
ASHLEY JONES
SAMANTHA KRAMER
CALLIE LaFAVE
ABIGAIL LARSON
TREVOR MARQUETTE
TRENTON MILLER
JORDAN MORTENSON
DYLAN NESKA
MATTHEW NEUMANN
DEVIN PEURA
MAXX PRIBYL
SAMANTHA PRICE
AVA RAISANEN
SOPHIE REARDON
EMILY RELLER
SUSIE RIEBER
MIAH SIMPSON
SIDNEY SWENSON
LUKE TOLLEFSON
DARBY VASSAR
ALLIE VOGEL
LILLIAN WORKMAN
NOAH ZANDER
MADELYN ZANGS
8th Grade-B
AUGUST BARKER
KALEIGH BEEHLER
LAUREN BORELL
MILES BROWN
ASHLEY DAY
SADIE DEMARAIS
JOSEPH ELSENPETER
KATELYN FULLER
KORA FULLER
BRIAN HEALD
ADAM HOLMGREN
LANCE JUDE
AMBER KLUG
KATELYNN KRAMER
GREGORY MATTSON
ANDREW MAVENCAMP
DAWSON MCALPINE
GRANT MERGEN
MAGGIE MILLER
KAITLYN MURPHY
SAMUEL NEUTZ
BRYNN PAUMEN
BENJAMIN RIVERS
JAY RUMSEY
BROOKE SAWATZKE
EMMA SPIKE
HANNA STEWIG
ALEXANDER TOEDTER
COLE TRAGER
BENJAMIN WEESE
TYLER WEIMER
SAMUEL WILSON
SAM ZAPPA
9th Grade-B
GARRET ANDERSON
AUDREY BERNDT
JOSHUA BIDWELL
AMELIA BLAHUT
EMMA CARLSON
KAYONNA CARLSON
TYLER CRANSTON
TAYLER ELSENPETER
KARA GLASSMAN
LYDIA GREEN
EMMA HAGEN
ELLIE HANEY
SHELBY JACKSON
DANIELLE KLIMEK
LUCAS KNESE
SHELBY LARSON
MICHAEL LATOUR
ANNA LEFEBVRE
JOSHUA MEDLEY
MICHAEL NESS
KENNETH NYQUIST
HANNAH PRASKA
RYAN RASSET
ERIK RAYMOND
ANGELA REID
ASHLEY ROSE
JOSHUA RUHLAND
TANNER SCHMIDT
TANNER SEVERSON
KAITLYN WEBB
SIMON WILLARD
TYLER WILLARD
AUSTIN WOOLRIDGE
MACY WURM
10th Grade-B
AUSTIN BECKER
KELLY BEISSEL
ABIGAIL BENTLEY
MICHAEL BERNDT
KATHERINE BORGERT
RYAN CARGILL
DEVIN DERINGER
BENJAMIN ELFMANN
LUCAS FOBBE
KENNEDY GORRES
EMILY HARGREAVES
BRENDAN HEALD
ROSS HICKEY
TARA HOLMGREN
TYLER JUDE
TRISTAN JURGENS
DAMIAN KALEY
MCKENNAN LARSON
COLTON LENGYEL
JACKSON LORENTZ
SYDNEY LOUIS
CATHERINE MEDLEY
SETH MURPHY
MADISON NEU
CHASE OLSON
NICHOLAS PAUMEN
AUSTIN PEURA-JURGENS
KYLE PILGER
MERSADIE PINGEL
NICHOLAS PREISINGER
IVY RIVIERE
JAZMINE ROLFZEN
DELANEY SIFFERLE
SARA SIMONETTE
BROOKLYN TOEDTER
JOHN TREADWELL
ASHLEY TRIPLETT
MIRANDA VANLITH
TANNER VASSAR
TIMOTHY VOGEL
MEGAN WEBB
CODY WELCH
BLAKE WELLSTED
HOLDEN YOUNGS
11th Grade-B
JADA ANDERSON
JENNY BRINGS
BENJAMIN BRINZA
ALAINNA BRYANT
CHLOE CALLAHAN
TAYLOR CARLSON
AMANDA COLBERT
COURTNEY COLEMAN
NIKOLAUS DAHLGREN
CLAIRE FEIKEMA
SHANIA FOBBE
DANIEL GAPINSKI
GREG GIEBENHAIN
HAYLEY GOELZ
JILLIAN GOELZ
GABRIEL HANCE
MCRAE HANEY
KENNEDY HANEY-GOELZ
LEAH HANSON
ALEC HAUSLADEN
KAYLA HOISTAD
KATE JOHNSON
SCOTT JORDAN
DOMINIC KALEY
RYAN KALINOWSKI
ANNA KLEIST
RACHEL LEE
KAITLIN LOCH
REBECCA LOCH
AUSTIN LOUIS
JENNA MACZIEWSKI
ALEXIS MEDLEY
THOMAS MILLER
JEREMY MILLS
TIRA NIES
THERESA OSULLIVAN
BLAKE PAUMEN
ADAM PETTIT
CONNER PFROMM
WYATT RICHARDS
IAN RIVERS
JESSE ROTHSTEIN
ADAM RUHLAND
ANDREW SCHONNESEN
BRANDY SETH
EMILY SISELL
AUSTIN STUEFEN
JONATHAN THEISEN
JORDYN TRAGER
SYVONNA TRETTEL
ZACKARY UNDERHILL
SARAH WARNER
EMILY WEBB
HOLLY WURM
12th Grade-B
CODY BAKKA
MICHAEL BARKER
SIERRA BASTIEN
RAYNE COUGHLIN
CALEB GINDELE
EVAN HERTWIG
BRITTANY KAISER
KELSIE KELM
KATHERINE KLIMEK
MARY KRUTZIG
TABITHA LATZIG
BERNADETTE LOCH
JOSEPH MUNSTENTEIGER
HOLLY JO PARCHEM
KRISTINA PAUMEN
NICHOLAS PAUMEN
TREVOR PAUMEN
JASON POMIJE
KARI REID
DEREK RELLER
ZACHARY RIGENHAGEN
JACOB SCHAUNAMAN
HEATHER SCHLUETER
TYLER SCHMITZ
HAILEY SISELL
JORDAYN SPIKE
ERIN THOMAS
JESSICA WOHLRABE
According to Maple Lake
kindergarten students
Get a turkey and then I think
fry it. And then I think it’s really
good and they put some sprinkles
on it. And then I think they pour
some orange juice on there and
then they put it in the oven. And
they cut it up and then they serve
some plates and then they eat it. –
Avery Kolehmainen
Take off the skin. Take off the
feather. Heat it up in the kitchen
in the pot. Put it on 50 for 15 min-
utes. Put it on the table with plate.
I usually put carrots in their be-
hind and an apple in their mouth.
They do that to pigs too, toma-
toes. They put a leg on my plate.
I had the leg and I had the apple.
– Aurora Zuelke
My turkey is invisible so it
wouldn’t be mine. Put it in the
oven 5 minutes. We wait until it
cools and then we cut it. I just put
ranch on it. I like corn and apple
pie. – Ryne Lodermeier
Put it in the pot. Put it in the
oven for 10. Then you cut it. Put
powder on it. Get all the food like
watermelon and broccoli. It just
tastes good.
– Dalten Kuperus
You first bake it in the oven for
seven minutes. We have to share
it. And you need some milk. We
have to eat it.
– Emma Moline
Get it hot in the pan, put it in
the oven because that’s how you
cook it. You wait for it to cool off.
You put some like salt and pepper
on it. You just set it on dad’s plate
and just pick it up and eat it. –
Brayden Fobbe
You cut it, put it in the oven on
ten, take it out, put seasoning on
it. Tear it apart. I like to put salt
and pepper on it.
– Mackenzie Ruud
He gets the pan out, her puts it
on a number and turns it on. They
cut it really slow because of fin-
gers. I don’t eat it. Just bacon.
Anything that tastes like chicken
I won’t eat it. Just breakfast pizza
or bacon. That’s it. – Carter
Haflich
You take the feathers off of it.
You cook it in the oven. We wait
until it’s done and it’s a meat. You
eat it. I eat it with ketchup.
– Gavin Manthie
You put the turkey in the
freezer, put it in the drawer. That
gets it hot. Make some turkey and
put some other stuff. It’s for
everyone like Gramma, Papa,
Auntie Sam and Liam. Eat it after
you put it on a big plate and go to
the hotel to swim.
– Paxton Fobbe
You put it in the oven. Set it on
a pan. You put things on it like
peppers. It’s five minutes. We get
some on our plate and eat a lot of
it with a fork.
– Natasha Lodermeier
I don’t know, kill it. I just don’t
know. My dad cooks it. Take off
the feathers, put under it a plate.
You eat it. – Levi Deyo
Um, first you just put it in the
microwave, you just bake it. After
you do that you have to put top-
pings. I really like pepperoni and
cheese pizza so I would like that
on top. You eat it.
– Joe Rudolph
You hunt for it, you stand still,
you shoot it. Put it on the pan. You
warm it up. You get the plate out
and then you eat it.
– Kenny Reimer
Grab that turkey and you put it
in a pan. He’s dead so no feathers.
Put it in the oven, cook it. It will
die in the oven. You take it out.
You eat it all and that’s good.
Then you put it in the refrigerator
‘til it gets cold and alive. – Ethan
Pavlenko
You grab a pan. You put your
hand on the handle and shake it a
little bit. You put it in the oven 55
minutes. You take it out and you
cut it up and you eat it. You will
have a Thanksgiving party and
you might have to chew on the
hard turkey skin a little bit.
–Lydia George
He would catch it. He takes all
the stuff off like the designs. You
put it in the oven. Turn it on
medium, take it off. Cool it off so
you just cut it. Then she puts it on
everybody’s plate. Just mashed
potatoes, peas and stuffing on
mine and Caleb’s. And gravy is
my favorite food for Thanksgiv-
ing.
– Brianna Beneke
Get the turkey, cook the
turkey. Take it out of the oven, eat
it. – Delaney Haglin
Take it off its skin because you
don’t eat the feather. First you
start it and you put the big turkey
in and then it will get roasted.
Take out the bones. You could put
lettuce or tomatoes on it. And you
could also put on it like before
you can also eat it with ketchup.
– Santi Castro
You cook it. You cut it. You
put sprinkles on it. You put sauce
on it! - Makkal Tessman
You cook. You take it out. You
eat it. You play! - Ethan Erdahl
You cut it. You cook it in the
oven. You eat it! You find another
one!
- Blake Gage-Morton
You get a turkey. You put it in
the oven. You eat it. You make an-
other one! - Katelyn Hagen
You cook it. You put salt on it.
You put pepper on it. You put it on
the table! - Ellie Hanson
You cut it. You color it. You
cut it again. You use a knife.
- Kade Heaver
You cut it. Put salt on it. You
get a chicken. You eat it!
- Logan Jacobson
You cook it up. You put salt on
it. You make a turkey pie. It turns
back into a turkey again, like
turkey meat and chicken meat. -
Maverick Johnson
You put it in the oven. You put
salt on it. You put it on the grill,
any type of grill. You put pepper
on it. - Ralph Krohn
You cook it. You put butter on
it. You take out of the oven. You
cut it. - Anna Lipinski
Put stuffing in it. You put in-
gredients in it. You put it in the
oven. You let it cool down.
- Landon Marsicek
You put it in the pot. You let it
cook. You sprinkle it with salt.
You take it out.
- Alyssa Martinson
You see if it's alive. You put it
in the stove. After it's cooked,
bring it out. You eat it.
- Allie McClory
You make the neck first. You
eat it. You put colors on its feath-
ers. You make its whole body.
- Taylor Walhowe
You put it in a crockpot. You
cook it. You add pepper to it. You
eat it. - Landon Holland
You cook it on the grill. You
eat it. You put sticks on it. You put
cookies in it.
- Joey Novotny
Cook it. Stuff it with sugar. Put
salt on it. Eat it.
- Joey Schaefer
Put it in the oven. Put goldfish
and fruit snacks on. Put your toy
alligator on. Take alligator off,
then eat it.
- Winston Workman
Buy turkey at Cub Foods. Put
seasoning and oil on it. Put it in
the oven at 8 degrees for 11 hours.
People come over to eat and play.
- Hayden Dircks
Get a turkey from a turkey
shoot. Leave the feathers on and
put it in the oven. Set oven on 50
degrees for 60 hours. Eat it with
your hands.
- Seth Gage-Morton
Put it in the oven on low. Let
it cook for two hours. Take it out
and let it cool. Put it on a plate and
eat it. - Danny Reilley
Get it from a barn that has lots
of turkeys. Cook up the turkey in
the oven for 29 minutes and one
minute. When you get a tempera-
ture you get too hot, then you eat
too much. Eat it out of the pan.
- Charlie Walhowe
Get it from the Amoco store.
Cut it and put it in the really hot
oven for ten minutes. Wait for it
to cool down. Eat with with my
family. - Brooklynn Skreen
Get a turkey from the store.
Put it in the stove for four hours
at 20 degrees. When it's all done
it turns into a chicken. I eat it.
- Averyl Cline
Get a turkey from the forest.
They always hide. Put it in the
oven at 20 degrees for 100 days.
Put it on the table. Cut it and eat
it but my dad hunts deer for
Thanksgiving.
- Andrew Marquette
Go to store and buy a turkey,
12 pounds. Put it in a frying pan.
Cook it on the stove, really hot.
Put it on a plate and look at it.
- Ryan Fertig
Hunt for turkey with my dad.
Peel feathers off and throw them
in the garbage. Cook it a little bit
hot. Then eat it and have a big
feast dinner.
- Grace Ronnenberg
Get a turkey from the store and
decorate it. Cook it at 8 degrees
for 10 minutes. Take it out of the
oven. Eat the leg first.
- Alana Idelburg
Go shopping for turkey in
Maple Lake. Put it in the oven for
8 minutes but not too hot. Bring it
outside so it can fly. Play with it.
- Remington Daluge
Get turkey at Sam's Club. Cut
it up and put sauce on it. Put it on
plates and cook on the grill for
two hours. Bring it to grandma's
to eat.
- Reaghan Fobbe
Get turkey from Walmart. Set
it in the oven at 60 degrees for one
hour. Put it on the table. Cut it and
eat it with the whole family. The
meat is my favorite part. - Lan-
don Salmela
Buy a big turkey at the store.
Cook in the hot oven for 13 hours.
Decorate it with flowers. Eat it
but not the flowers.
- Kayln Schons
Go get turkey from Walmart.
Cook in the stove for 20 minutes
at 20 degrees. Put ketchup on it.
Eat it.
- Gentry Helgeson
Go to Walmart for a turkey.
Take it home and bake it in the
oven at 10 degrees until mi-
crowave beeps. Wait for people to
come over. Then eat the turkey. –
Emily Jurgens
Go with dad to shoot it. Dad
has a net and takes it home. Bake
it under fire, really hot. We eat it.
- Miley Oravetz
Shoot it. Cook him in a pan.
Put it in the oven, a hot one. Take
him out and eat him.
- Kieran Williams
Get the turkey from the store.
Bring the turkey home. Cook the
turkey in the stove so long, eat it.
- Henry McLaughlin
Get a turkey from a turkey
place, cut it up and cook it. Take
it out of the oven and gobble it.
– Dusty Sherfey
But it, cook it. – Sam Purcell
Get a turkey from a store,
bring the turkey home. Use scis-
sors to cut the turkey, glue it to-
gether. Show everyone the turkey.
– Dylan Fritz
Get a turkey from a farm, cook
it in the oven. Put the turkey on a
plate. Eat it.
– Brynn Ortiz
Buy the turkey at Walmart. Put
the turkey on a pan. Put it in the
oven and cook it for 5 minutes.
Put the turkey on a plate and eat
it. – Gage Woolridge
Make a body with feathers on
the back of it. Put wings on the
turkey and put legs on it. Then we
hunt the turkey with a shotgun.
Cook the turkey in the oven for 16
minutes and then eat it.
– Evan Geyen
Get the turkey out of the
freezer and let it thaw. Cook the
turkey in a pan in the oven until it
is done. Cut the turkey up. Eat it,
I like dark meat.
– Alyxis Strzyzewski
Dry the head of the turkey and
the body with a hair dryer. Put
feathers on the turkey. Put the
turkey on a pan and cook it in the
oven for 40 seconds. Put the lights
Turkey recipes
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November 27, 2013
The Minnesota Association
of Townships is proud to again
offer a township scholarship
program for high school jun-
iors in the state of Minnesota.
Up to four $1,000 scholarships
will be awarded.
The Minnesota Association
of Townships is a non-profit
corporation representing Min-
nesota townships while pro-
moting an understanding of
the heritage, future and being
a voice for its roughly 9,000
officers. It regularly conducts
research and educational pro-
grams designed to foster effi-
cient and economical town
governmental services and
acts as a liaison between town-
ship officers and other local
government officials to en-
courage sustained cooperation.
The Minnesota Association
of Townships Scholarship Pro-
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awareness among young peo-
ple about Minnesota's Grass-
roots Township government.
The program encourages every
high school in the state of
Minnesota to offer this oppor-
tunity for Juniors to partici-
pate in this scholarship
program.
ELIGIBILITY
All students currently en-
rolled in the 11th grade and at-
tending a Minnesota public,
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gram and who plan to further
their education at a college,
university, or vocational
school are eligible for this pro-
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child, stepchild, grandchild or
step-grandchild, brother, step-
brother, sister or stepsister of
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REQUIREMENTS
* Applicants must complete
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* The title of the Minnesota
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2014 Annual Conference is:
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With that in mind, your essay
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lowing questions: Why is it
important to you to feel like a
part of your community? And,
what steps can townships take
to develop or foster a feeling
of community in today's
youth?
* Essays must be between
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* Applicants should not
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* See the application for re-
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Along with the completed
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* Current high school tran-
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* Letter of recommendation
from a high school teacher or
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* All items must be submit-
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Michael, MN 55376, post-
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Each essay will be judged
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Scholarship awards will be
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The Minnesota Association
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corporation representing Min-
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Township association offers scholarships
Diane Hertwig’s 4th grade
students share what they think
makes Maple Lake Elementary
a “School of Excellence.”
Reese Williams Maple Lake
is a “School of Excellence” be-
cause everybody works hard
here. The students are responsi-
ble because they do their home-
work on time. Everybody is
willing to help out. The students
and staff at M.L.E. accepted
Rachel’s Challenge which
means we want to put a stop to
bullying and make our school a
fun and safe place to be.
Jack Schaefer I am proud to
be a student at Maple Lake Ele-
mentary because everybody
tries hard and doesn’t give up.
All the teachers are really nice.
The students are responsible and
everybody helps out and shows
their "Irish Pride." We have a lot
to celebrate!
Elizabeth Hannan Maple
Lake Elementary is a “School of
Excellence” because we all ac-
cepted Rachel’s Challenge.
Rachel was a kind hearted girl
that wanted kindness for every-
one. We are proud of our school
and we all show our “Irish
Pride.” We have friendly stu-
dents and a funny staff. Our
school has organized rooms and
has healthy meals. Students are
responsible and they help every-
one in need. These are reasons I
think our school deserves get-
ting the “School of Excellence”
award.
Hailey Kuperus I am proud
to be a student at Maple Lake
Elementary because the teachers
make everything fun so it seems
easy. Everybody does their
hardest by working really hard
and showing their “Irish Pride.”
Students at M.L.E. are very re-
sponsible. We also have very
good teachers. Our chef plans
healthy meals which is our brain
food for the day. Everyone ac-
cepted “Rachel’s Challenge”
which is where everybody
agrees not to bully. We celebrate
a lot of important things. I think
everybody should come to
Maple Lake Elementary.
Abby Deyo I am proud to be
a student at Maple Lake Ele-
mentary because the teachers
are really nice. My teachers help
everybody with work. My class-
mates work hard. We work hard
on our “Irish Pride” during the
school day. The cooks make
good lunches.
Jordyn Demarais I am
proud to be a student at Maple
Lake elementary because all of
the teachers are very kind and
funny. Everybody is very nice
and helps each other. The teach-
ers have organized rooms and
everyone at Maple Lake Ele-
mentary accepts Rachel’s Chal-
lenge which means we all help
and care for each other. We have
a lot to celebrate.
Jacob Bergeron Maple Lake
Elementary is a School of Ex-
cellence because everybody
shows really good Irish Pride by
being responsible, ready, and re-
spectful. Students and staff at
Maple Lake Elementary are nice
and work hard. It’s a great place
to go to school.
Greta Brown I’ proud to be
a student at Maple Lake Ele-
mentary because the teachers
are all so nice. They never yell
and they always have fun! All
the kids try their best and the
teachers explain everything re-
ally well. Every classroom has a
lot of books so you can read a
lot of fun, exciting, and good
books! The teachers help kids if
they don’t understand, and they
do a really good job at it! Lots
of kids listen and are nice, so it’s
easy to make friends and hang
around. That’s why I like our
school a lot. You can have a lot
of friends here too so it’s never
boring at recess. The play-
ground is really fun and big. No
one ever gets hurt because the
teachers watch us and the kids
are so nice. And most of all, a lot
of kids follow the three R’s rule;
Being respectful, responsible,
and ready. That’s “Irish Pride!”
Sami Hayes Maple Lake El-
ementary is a School of Excel-
lence because everybody does
their part and that helps us to get
the 'School of Excellence"
award. I think that the teachers,
volunteers, students, lunch
ladies, substitutes, and every-
body at M.L.E. should celebrate
this honor. Being only one of the
twelve schools to get this award
makes it a big deal. I have
learned many things at this
school and I’m proud to be a
student at Maple Lake Elemen-
tary.
Josephine Niemiec Maple
Lake is a “School of Excel-
lence” because the teachers are
really nice here and when we
have a question they don’t just
say “figure it out,” they help us.
Our teachers’ classrooms are re-
ally nice and neat and they have
a lot of books. Our teachers give
us just the right amount of
homework; it’s not too much
and not too little.
Emma Jost Maple Lake El-
ementary is a “School of Excel-
lence” because everyone works
hard and we show our “Irish
Pride.” Each classroom is neatly
organized and there is a lot of
learning going on all the time.
The staff and students are al-
ways helpful and responsible.
The teachers are REALLY nice
and funny. They make learning
fun. I also like the lunches. The
cooks are nice and they make us
good food. At recess we have a
big playground to run around on
and to be with friends. That al-
ways gets the craziness out of
me for the afternoon. I am glad
to be a student at Maple Lake
Elementary!
A youth editorial pertaining
to this year’s Maple Lake Veter-
ans’ Day program and a “letter
to veterans” by two students
from Ben Youngs’ 11th-grade
English class.
Emily Rose I really enjoyed
the Veterans Day program this
year.
The video at the beginning
gave me chills as it showed pic-
tures of people who have gone
and served our country from
Maple Lake and neighboring
towns. It hit home and helped
make me realize that people
just like me fight for our coun-
try.
It was also good how the
soldiers told their personal sto-
ries. I always wonder what in-
dividual experiences were and
what they have to say about
them. The things that they
talked about would be hard to
go through.
These veterans and others
risk their lives every day for us
so we can live a safer life.
One of the speakers said that
the war of today is much differ-
ent than what they went
through in Vietnam. The Veter-
ans on the panel compared it to
things that we can relate to.
One example was Skype. It
was said that back then commu-
nicating with people back home
was a lot harder because they
only had mail service. Another
example was the smart phones
we use today.
This Veterans’s Day pro-
gram was meaningful and made
me realize that veterans should
not only be honored on Veter-
ans’ Day for the things they do,
but every day.
Jennifer Pomije Dear Vet-
erans of the United States of
America, I would like to thank
each and every one of you for
all you have done and continue
to do for our country. I want to
thank you for being brave and
serving in the military so others
don’t have to. Thank you for
protecting this wonderful coun-
try and all of its freedoms.
Without you, our country
would not be what it is today.
Later in life when I am a
mother if my son or daughter
were to enroll in the military I
would be very proud, just as
I’m sure your parents were.
They may have been worried
about you at some points, but
overall they knew that their
child was doing a good deed by
protecting our country.
I try to imagine the chal-
lenge it must have been while
on duty and how much you
missed your loved ones. I can
guarantee they were extremely
honored to have you fighting
for our country and helping to
make such a positive impact on
the rest of the world.
Thank you for being men-
tally tough and surviving the
seemingly endless days of
dreadful battle. I cannot fathom
the idea of what veterans went
through on a daily basis. It
takes men and with with ex-
treme courage, dedication, and
pure love for ones country in
order to risk their own lives
from day to day in a seemingly
endless battle.
I have always wondered
how it is possible to get rid of
the nightmares, evil happen-
ings, and life changing images
that must have run through your
minds after returning from war.
I am glad there are great coun-
selors and people who know
how to help you suppress those
thoughts in healthy ways other
drinking and smoking.
There aren’t enough words
to express my thanks to Veter-
ans for everything they’ve
done. It takes very brave souls
to leave the safety of one’s
home and fight in battle.
It’s touching to think about
all the sacrifices that Veterans
have made for our country. Vet-
erans, Thank you for risking
your lives and being fearless
while protecting and serving
our people.
I admire each and every one
of you, and hope you keep on
living life to its fullest as you
cherish every moment and
spend it with your family and
friends knowing by what you
saw in war time that any mo-
ment could very well be our
last.
Sincerely, Jennifer Pomije
on and eat the turkey.
– Mia Mattila
Go hunting for a turkey with a
gun. Bring the turkey to
Grandma’s house in Wisconsin.
Bake the turkey in the oven until
it is done. Eat it.
– Kody Uecker
Rip off the legs from the
turkey. Put the turkey in the oven
until it is done. Take out the
bones. Then it is ready to eat.
– Michael Boe
Put the body together with
legs and head. Place feathers on
the turkey. Put it on a pan and
cook it so we can have a nice
Thanksgiving dinner. Eat it.
– Calvin Berndt
Hunt for a turkey. Stuff the
turkey with stuffing. Cook the
turkey then we eat it.
– Mackenzie Preisinger
Grease the pan with spray. Put
the turkey on the pan and cover it
with a lid. Put the turkey in the
oven and cook 10 minutes. Take
the turkey out and eat it.
– Alana Weiss
Go to the store and buy a
turkey. Roast the turkey in the
oven for 25 minutes. Take it out
of the oven and cut it up. Eat it.
– Gemma Wall
Cut the turkey, put it in the
oven. Cook it for 20 minutes. Eat
it. – Violet Byman
Put it in the oven, burn it, eat
it. Take a nap.
– Nicholas Hughes
Buy a turkey at the store. Put
it in a pan and in the oven. Cook
the turkey until it is done. Eat it.
– Carley Frost
Buy the turkey at the store. Put
it in the oven, bake it for 20 min-
utes. Eat it. – Olivia Jerome
Breakfast
MONDAY, Dec. 2
Bagel w/cream cheese, yo-
gurt cup or choice of 2 cere-
als, whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine, fruit selec-
tion, milk, fruit juice
TUESDAY, Dec. 3
Breakfast pizza or choice of
2 cereals, whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine, fruit selec-
tion, milk, fruit juice
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4
WG pancake on stick,
cheese stick or choice of 2
cereals, whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine; fruit selec-
tion, milk, fruit juice
THURSDAY, Dec. 5
Waffle stick, syrup cup or
choice of 2 cereals, whole
wheat toast, jelly/margarine,
fruit selection, milk, fruit
juice
FRIDAY, Dec. 6
WG pop tart, cheese stick or
choice of 2 cereals, whole
wheat toast, jelly/margarine,
fruit selection, milk, fruit
juice
Lunch
MONDAY, Dec. 2
Combo sliders, chef salad or
chicken nuggets, tator tots,
riblet sandwich, tator tots;
green peas, garbanzo, beans,
cucumber slices; fresh fruit,
canned fruit, milk
TUESDAY, Dec. 3
Yogurt pak, crispy chicken
salad or Italian pasta bake,
garlic toast, cheeseburger;
spinach salad, baby carrots,
cauliflower; fresh fruit,
canned fruit, milk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4
Turkey-ranch wrap, taco
salad or chicken patty on
bun, tomato-basil soup, hot
dog on bun w/tomato-basil
soup; broccoli florets, re-
fried beans, cucumbers;
fresh fruit, canned fruit,
milk
THURSDAY, Dec. 5
Deli sandwich, turkey BLT
salad or soft-shell beef tacos
w/fixings, sloppy Joe on
bun; corn salad, kidney
beans, cauliflower; fresh
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District 881 menus
School News
Eighth-grade Winter Choir Concert is Dec. 5
The eighth-grade Winter Choir Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, Dec. 5. Students will be performing selections titled “Rhythm of
Life,” “Peace On Earth ... and Lots of Little Crickets,” “I’s the B’ye,”
“A Trilogy of Knighthood” and “A Festive Holiday!” among others.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Seventh-grade Winter Choir Concert is Dec. 10
The seventh-grade Winter Choir Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Tues-
day, Dec. 10. Students will be performing selections titled “A Joyous
Gloria,” “To Music,” “Charlotte-town,” “Pat-a pan” and “Jinglin’
Bells” among others. The concert is free and open to the public.
Friday, Nov 29: 5:30pm Hockey:Boys JV
Game Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake
vs. Sartell @ Sartell-Bernick's Arena;
7:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Mon-
ticello/Annandale/Maple Lake vs. Sartell
@ Sartell-Bernick's Arena.
Saturday, Nov 30:1:00pm Hockey:Girls
Varsity Game South Saint Paul vs. Buffalo
(coop) @ Buffalo Civic Center.
Tuesday, Dec 3: 4:00pm Basketball:Boys
7th Grade Game vs. Howard Lake-Wa-
verly-Winsted @ Maple Lake High
School; 4:00pm Basketball:Boys 8th
Grade Game vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-
Winsted @ Maple Lake High School;
5:15pm Hockey: Boys JV Game St. Fran-
cis vs. Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake
@ Moose Sheritt Arena; 6:00pm Basket-
ball: Boys JV Game Annandale @ Annan-
dale High School; 6:00pm
Basketball:Boys C Game Annandale @
Annandale High School; 6:00pm Basket-
ball: Girls JV Game vs. Milaca @ Maple
Lake High School; 6:00pm
Basketball:Girls C Game vs. Milaca @
Maple Lake High School; 7:00pm
Hockey: Girls Varsity Game North Wright
County vs. Buffalo (coop) @ Buffalo Civic
Center; 7:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity
Game St. Francis vs. Monticello/Annan-
dale/Maple Lake @ Moose Sheritt Arena;
7:30pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game
Annandale @ Annandale High School;
7:30pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs.
Milaca @ Maple Lake High School.
Thursday, Dec 5: 4:15pm
Basketball:Boys 7th Grade Game vs.
Saint John`s Prep @ Maple Lake High
School; 5:15pm Basketball:Boys 8th
Grade Game vs. Saint John`s Prep @
Maple Lake High School; 5:15pm
Hockey:Boys JV Game Monticello/An-
nandale/Maple Lake vs. Buffalo @ Buffalo
Civic Center; 6:30pm Wrestling: Varsity
Meet Annandale/Maple Lake vs. Kimball
Area @ Kimball Area High School;
7:00pm Hockey:Boys Varsity Game Mon-
ticello/Annandale/Maple Lake vs. Buffalo
@ Buffalo Civic Center
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Turkey recipes
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A night of music: MLHS bands perform in concert
Maple Lake High School presented the fall band concert on Thursday, Nov. 21. The
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Maple Lake Messenger Page 10
November 27, 2013
Jessie Wohlrabe
Sports Writer
From the first day of practice
on Aug. 11, to the state tourna-
ment, the Irish volleyball team has
worked hard to accomplish many
goals. Throughout the season they
were awarded with the title of
Central Minnesota Conference
champions, along with the 5AA
subsection and section champions.
Maple Lake had a winning record
of 24-10, which put them at a tie
for second most wins in school
history.
"As a team we had awesome
chemistry and really played well
together,” senior Kelsie Kelm
said. “We made many unforget-
table memories and had a great
season.”
The team had a banquet Sun-
day, Nov. 24. Coaches presented
awards to the players and the team
celebrated the accomplishments of
the season. The Maple Lake Vol-
leyball Program presented awards
to the players, including: 2013
Most Improved Player to senior
Kelsie Kelm, 2013 "Go!" Award
to freshman Morgan Scheiber, and
the 2013 Player of the Year to
eighth grader Linsey Rachel.
Along with the Maple Lake
High School, the Central Min-
nesota Conference gives out
awards to players they feel have
deserved them due to their hard
work in the season. The Irish were
undefeated in the conference and
won the title of champions with
their 7-0 record.
"My favorite game this season
was when we beat B-B-E because
it was a great accomplishment for
the team," junior Emily Webb
said.
Continuing the CMC awards,
the First Team All Conference in-
cluded junior Jenni Pomije, Webb,
and Rachel. Senior Anna Treptau,
junior Jillian Goelz and freshman
Morgan Scheiber made the Sec-
ond Team All Conference.
Players in grades nine through
12 who sustain a 3.70 GPA are
recognized as part of the CMC All
Academic Team. This season jun-
ior Chloe Callahan, Goelz,
Pomije, and junior Taylor Pilger
were all presented with this award.
Also the top 10 varsity players
sustained a 3.77 GPA which
helped the team be the 2013 All-
State "Gold" Academic Team.
Throughout the season, the
2013 team put their name in the
record books. As a team they had
1,789 digs, beating the 2012
record of 1,403. They also placed
second in total kills with 1,112,
and fourth in serving percentage
with 90.54 percent. Individually,
Pomije broke the record for most
set assists with 414, Webb tied
with the previous record for most
digs with 361, and Rachel broke
the record with 428 digs. Rachel
also holds the record for most kills
in a season with 358.
To make these achievements
happen, the team participated in
many volleyball camps in the
summer and put in extra time to
keep working hard in the offsea-
son. These players are recognized
by earning points in a system
made by Coach Kiebel. This
year’s recipients were: Pomije,
Rachel, Scheiber, Maddy Neu,
Sadie Pingel, Pilger, Goelz, Calla-
han, Webb and Ellie Haney with
more than 400 points. Brooklyn
Toedter, Kelm, Amber Klug, Mi-
randa VanLith, Maya Ortiz, Bailey
Prowatzke, Kaleigh Beehler, and
Treptau had more than 300 points.
Also Olivia Marquette, Delaney
Sifferle, Jordyn Trager, Rachel
Lee, and Marissa Henrickson fin-
ished with more than 200 points.
To encourage working hard in
the off-season, Kiebel added
"Next season we will return a
strong core of players. The teams
in the conference and section will
know this from day one, so we
will need to put in another great
off-season to keep pace with the
teams that will be out to hunt us
down in 2014."
Not only did the players win
awards but Kiebel was awarded
2013 Coach of the Year by the
CMC. Coaching a team through
many wins Kiebel has earned this
title and is very proud of his team.
"The thing I was most proud of
the 2013 team for was their perse-
verance through adversity,”
Kiebel said. “Sometimes that ad-
versity came through line-up
changes that occurred for different
reasons; sometimes that adversity
came in the form of a tough oppo-
nent and our need to bounce back
from a loss and get ready for the
next match. In the end, I'm proud
to say that this group is the first to
win conference, subsection, and
section titles in the same year!
That is something special and they
will never forget it."
Overall the Irish had a winning
season and have made this year
one for the record books.
Volleyball team recognized for their accomplishments
Sports Shorts
Turkey Trot fundraiser is on Thanksgiving
Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning wrestling will host the Turkey
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outside the main doors on the south side of Annandale Middle School.
The first 100 entrants will receive a T-shirt. Turkeys will be given to
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donations for the wrestling program will be accepted at Annandale
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available after the race. Contact Jason (320-293-2462) or Steve (763-
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Volleyball award winners included Anna Treptau and Jillian Goelz (Second Team All Conference), Linsey Rachel (First
Team All Conference and Player of the Year), Emily Webb (First Team All Conference), Morgan Scheiber (Second
Team All Conference and “Go!” Award) and Kelsie Kelm (Most Improved Player). Not pictured: Jenni Pomije (First
Team All Conference). (Photo submitted by Doug Kelm)
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Maple Lake Messenger Page 11
November 27, 2013
Councilmember Deb Geyen
asked if there might be any way
to preserve the trees, but Gravel
said the new curb would be set
several feet behind the trunks,
rendering them “unsaveable.”
“One thing that’s unique
there,” he explained, “is that
over time, the paved portion of
the road has slid over to the east
of the platted right-of-way.”
The new road, he added,
would be shifted back to the
right-of-way’s center.
Geyen asked how such a
shift could have occurred, and
Gravel said he believed the ini-
tial intention had been to have a
grass median between the curb
and sidewalk, where currently
there is none.
“That’s an old road,” he said.
“I guess when it was gravel, it
just cut over that way, and when
it came time to pave it, nobody
checked property lines, and they
just paved it.”
John Northenscold Jr., who
lives at 52 Linden Avenue, ex-
pressed dismay at the engi-
neers’ intent to take the trees
out, saying he’d traveled re-
cently to view fall leaf colors,
finding nothing more scenic
than his home town’s foliage.
“When I look at Birch Av-
enue, it looks like an airport
runway, basically, with no trees,
all stripped,” he said. “Now
we’re going to take our most
beautiful park downtown and
you’re going to take a couple of
big, beautiful maple trees out of
there. I think it’s a shame that
we’ve been able to use that
park, and people and parents
have been able to park for their
kids’ ball games all these years,
and now we put the street in and
there’s not going to be any room
for those trees.”
Geyen asked if a median be-
tween curb and sidewalk was
planned for the street and
Gravel said a three- or four-foot
grass strip was part of the engi-
neers’ design.
“OK, maybe that’s some-
thing we should consider, too,”
Geyen suggested.
Gravel offered to come back
with some altered designs that
might preserve the road’s east-
erly shift, allowing some lee-
way for the trees to remain, as
well.
“That would have to be a
conscious decision that we’re
not going to be in the center of
the right-of-way,” he noted.
Councilmember John
Northenscold Sr. said, “I think
that’s a good idea to get rid of
that boulevard section. Maybe
that would save those trees.”
Gravel agreed to look further
into that option.
“If we shifted that road fur-
ther to the east,” he said, “we
could pick up four feet. We
could also look at even provid-
ing a narrower street there.”
Kissock thanked attending
citizens for prompting city lead-
ers and designers to re-examine
their approach to the construc-
tion process. The council is ex-
pected to approve engineering
plans at its Dec. 17 meeting,
with bids to be opened in Feb-
ruary, followed by a public as-
sessment hearing in March.
Award of construction contracts
is scheduled for April, with con-
struction slated to commence in
May. Substantial completion of
the project is expected by Au-
gust. Assessments will be certi-
fied in 2014, with payment
collection to begin with 2015
property taxes and spread out
over a 12- to 15-year period, at
an interest rate currently esti-
mated to be about 5 percent.
City Attorney Rhonda Pagel
pointed out that the city’s spe-
cial assessment policy allows
deferments for disabled citi-
zens, those over the age of 65,
or in active military service.
In other business, the coun-
cil:
• Heard from Northen-
scold Sr. that the Planning Com-
mission had re-examined a
revised Future Land Use map,
recommending that three sites
be removed from consideration
for potential industrial designa-
tion and another be changed to
residential, with consideration
to be given for some possible
high-acre, low-density lots. Two
areas were recommended to be
retained as potential industrial
park sites. Owners of affected
properties will be invited by
mail and the public will be wel-
come to comment on the pro-
posed changes at an open house
and informational meeting at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Based
on public input, further amend-
ments are likely, and a public
hearing will also be scheduled
before any rezoning takes place.
Councilmembers also approved
preliminary and final plats for
Johanneck Industrial Park, de-
scribed by Pagel as mainly a
housekeeping issue adjusting
lot boundaries to align with ex-
isting structures.
• Approved contractor
payment for a number of engi-
neering projects, the first of
which was payment No. 4 of
$412,135.94 to SAK Construc-
tion for the 2012-2013 Inflow
and Infiltration (I&I) Improve-
ment Project. With excavation
repairs, sewer cleaning, televis-
ing and lining essentially com-
pleted, lateral sewer service
repair work is being finished
this month. Project update no-
tices have been distributed by
workers in specific areas and
are also posted on the city’s
website. Final payment of
$1,450.94 to Mid-Minnesota
Hot Mix for 2012 airport paving
improvements was also ap-
proved, as was a final payment
of $33,389.71 to Knife River
Corporation–North Central for
2013 airport parking lot paving.
• Heard from Deputy
Clerk Lee Ann Yager that Stan-
dard & Poor’s has upgraded the
city’s long-term and underlying
bond rating from A to AA- on
the city’s existing general obli-
gation bonds. At the same time,
the city’s AA+ enhanced long-
term rating on existing general
obligation debt has also been af-
firmed, with the outlook on all
ratings deemed as stable.
• Certified delinquent
utilities payments to Wright
County for collection with other
taxes. Twelve properties were
listed, for a total bill of
$3,315.42.
• Heard from Kissock
that, with the treatment plant
now fully operational, the
Wastewater Commission is con-
sidering reducing its meetings
from every other month to quar-
terly or biannual gatherings.
Councilmembers agreed that
quarterly meetings would be
sufficient.
• Adopted a resolution
approving an I&I special as-
sessment agreement with Dar-
rell Jensen for $1,820.50 over a
two-year period at an interest
rate of 3 percent. The council
also granted an I&I waiver to
Paul Johnson at 314 Division
Street East, due to special cir-
cumstances regarding an indi-
vidual sewer line which goes
under a garage and adjoins with
a neighboring house. Issues
with that sewer line will be ad-
dressed with the 2014 Street
Improvement Project, and in the
meantime, Johnson will be
charged monthly for 1,000 gal-
lons additional sewer use.
• Approved this winter’s
snowplowing schedule and the
purchase of a pressure washer
for $3,411.
• Approved a consent
agenda that included an applica-
tion of exempt permit-gambling
premises for the Maple Lake
Property Owners Association
through Feb. 1, 2014, and the
purchase of a city hall elec-
tronic message board for
$1,129.
• Discussed dog-related
issues in Lady Bug Park with
Wright County Sheriff’s Deputy
Jason Sievert and asked him to
keep an eye out for unleashed or
unlicensed canines. Kissock
also made note that winter park-
ing rules are now in effect and
vehicles should not be parked
on city streets.
The next city council meet-
ing will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
3.
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Marion O’Neill
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At the Nov. 19 county board
meeting, the battle Jude started
in 2005 finally came to fruition
as the commissioners, by a 3-2
vote, approved giving Corinna
Township full planning and zon-
ing authority.
Commissioner Mike Potter
said that, while he had some
reservations about giving the
township full authority, over the
last seven years the township
has cleared every hurdle put in
front of it and it was a deserved
designation.
“Corinna Township has
taken all the steps necessary to
get the authority,” Potter said.
“They’ve passed all the criteria
needed, so my gut tells me they
should be allowed to do this.”
Commissioner Mark Dalei-
den asked if the language of the
agreement between the county
and the township could be writ-
ten in such a way that potential
lawsuits could be avoided.
“Is there a way the contract
could be written that, if some-
thing goes wrong or awry, that
(shoreland authority) can return
to the county?” Daleiden asked.
“I’m just trying to figure a way
to appease the concerns that
have been raised by those who
oppose this.”.
Daleiden was informed that
such language would have to be
approved by the town board and
that wouldn’t be guaranteed.
Commissioner Christine
Husom, who represents Corinna
Township on the county board,
countered that she has heard
more opposition from township
constituents than support for
township authority on shoreland
management.
“The majority of the people
I have spoken with have been
opposed to this,” Husom said.
“I’m in a bit of a quandary.”
Commissioner Pat Sawatzke,
who served alongside Jude on
his full term on the county board
and has been a commissioner
since the question first came be-
fore the board, said that he has
moved more toward the town-
ship’s point of view, but, in the
end, the township doesn’t meet
the standard set by state statute
to exceed the level of service the
county can provide in the land
use issues in Wright County.
“I’ve seen the polarizing ef-
fect this issue has had with com-
missioners from that district,”
Sawatzke said. “I believe the
township has done a pretty good
job of taking the needed steps to
take over this aspect of zoning.
I’m not as adamantly opposed
as I was years ago. I’m voting
against this because the county
has more staffing and resources.
I think the bar has been set very
high by the county. I don’t think
the township has met that stan-
dard.”
Commissioner Charlie Bor-
rell offered up a motion to ap-
prove Corinna Township’s
autonomy in making its own
shoreland management deci-
sions, stating the township has
shown itself worthy of taking on
that responsibility.
“I don’t see the difference
between Corinna Township
doing this and Stockholm or
Middleville (townships), which
already have zoning authority,”
Borrell said. “I see this as a fair-
ness issue.”
In the end, the board ap-
proved the motion 3-2, with
Potter and Daleiden – both of
whom had their reservations
about this issue – voting in the
majority and Sawatzke and
Husom voting against it.
Jude started this battle in
2005. He passed away in 2006,
but those who the torch was
passed to had a celebration Nov.
19. Although posthumous,
Jude’s efforts were not in vain.
He didn’t live to see the end
game, but somewhere he’s smil-
ing.
FitzSimmons explained that
more than 400 applications
were made to the Minnesota
Department of Transportation
for the $300 million in road
project funding. Only 10 of
those were accepted and $35-
45 million of that funding pool
was earmarked for the I-94 cor-
ridor project. The group fight-
ing for the project, which
ranged from those near Rogers
all the way to St. Cloud, helped
make the point that this was a
regional project and not simply
a project that would benefit
those between Rogers and St.
Michael.
“It will not only be of a big
benefit to us now, but will
make it easier to expand other
segments of I-94 in the future,”
FitzSimmons said. “There was
a lot of bureaucratic red tape
that needed to be done and we
were extremely pleased be-
cause there was a lot of compe-
tition for those dollars.”
Groundbreaking is expected
in July 2014 with completion
expected by the fall of 2015.
FitzSimmons said that he is
hopeful now that it is clear that
the state sees the merit in the
expansion project that it may
have a leg up when the next
round of road funding comes
through to continue the expan-
sion to three lanes in both di-
rections of I-94 from St.
Michael to Monticello.
Potter said that, while he
took over his county commis-
sioner position with the hope
of using that influence to get
the I-94 expansion done, he
was the first to admit that,
while proud of his role, he was
one component in a multi-
pronged group approach that
helped get the I-94 project ap-
proved.
“It was truly a team effort,”
Potter said. “A lot of people
worked very hard on this and,
without such a wide net of sup-
port, we wouldn’t have been
able to get this done. It was
definitely a group effort and
everyone came together at the
right time. It was a goal of
mine when I got on the county
board and I was cautiously op-
timistic that it would happen
because it met so many of the
criteria for awarding the proj-
ect. I’d like to take credit for it,
but I can’t because there were
so many people working tire-
lessly to get the project pushed
over the top.”
In other business, the board:
• Declined to take action on
a requested letter of support for
Geronimo Energy concerning
three township solar farms that
was requested earlier this
month by Geronimo represen-
tatives. The board had laid over
approving a letter of support in
order to get more information.
Having unresolved questions,
the board initially considered
tabling the matter, but, because
the application deadline was
Friday, Nov. 22, the matter was
dropped because it couldn’t
meet the deadline if not ap-
proved at the Nov. 19 meeting,
which it clearly wasn’t going
to be. With the matter dropped,
the issue will only come back
to the board meeting if Geron-
imo requests agenda time.
• Tabled a contract with
Wright-Hennepin Co-op Elec-
tric to provide service and
maintenance for panic buttons
that will be placed in the court
services and county attorney’s
offices in the event of an emer-
gency to get more information
about ongoing maintenance
costs.
• Approved a 1 percent in-
crease in the salaries for
elected department heads –
County Attorney Tom Kelly,
Sheriff Joe Hagerty and Audi-
tor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala.
• Set interview times for
candidates for the human serv-
ices director position from 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec.
2, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues-
day, Dec. 3.
• Authorized signatures on
the Minnesota Pollution Con-
trol Agency’s county feedlot
performance grant.
Still, each year in Minnesota,
distracted or inattentive driving
is a factor in one out of every
four crashes, resulting in at least
70 deaths and 350 serious in-
juries.
The Office of Traffic Safety
estimates these numbers are
vastly underreported due to law
enforcement’s challenge in de-
termining distraction as a crash
factor; therefore, it can be diffi-
cult for law enforcement to de-
termine if a person is doing this
while they are driving. However,
here is where I’ve found myself
less tolerant. Drivers who do not
signal their lane changes or
turns, or who continually cross
over the centerline, are in viola-
tion. This becomes a true issue
of safety and I find myself issu-
ing more citations for these
types of offenses.
As for when should a person
signal their intent to turn or
change lanes, each situation is
slightly different. I would advise
good common sense to look at
the total picture of, location,
traffic volume, speeds and high-
way conditions. Minnesota law
states: “A signal of intention to
turn right or left shall be given
continuously during not less
than the last 100 feet traveled by
the vehicle before turning.”
This is what is listed and
taught in the Minnesota Driver’s
Manual: “When you wish to
change lanes or make a turn, sig-
nal with an approved signal de-
vice to inform other motorists of
your intention. Signals are to be
activated at least 100 feet before
you make the turn. Continue sig-
naling until you have completed
the turn or lane change. It is
often necessary to change lanes
in order to make a turn, merge
with other traffic, or to perform
other driving activities. Lane
changing can be dangerous and
must be done with caution.
Make sure you have safe clear-
ance to the side, behind, and
ahead of your vehicle, before
moving into another lane. Turn
your head in the direction of the
lane you are moving into and
check for vehicles. If you rely
only on mirrors, you may not see
vehicles in certain positions,
known as blind spots.”
If you have any questions
concerning traffic related laws
or issues in Minnesota, send
your questions to Trp. Jesse
Grabow – Minnesota State Pa-
trol 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).
I recently brought a biparti-
san group of legislators to Sue’s
restaurant for lunch on a tour of
small businesses in our area. I
also had the pleasure of having
Sue as my guest to Governor
Dayton’s State of the State Ad-
dress in early February. As the
governor was beginning to tout
his legislative agenda for the
year, I felt it was critically im-
portant to have a small business
owner by my side to get her per-
spective on how these policies
would affect her ability to hire
and pay employees.
If you haven’t had a chance
to visit Sue’s restaurant, be sure
to do so! Cornerstone Café is lo-
cated at 154 W Broadway Street
in Monticello.
Also, I want to invite small
business owners from our com-
munity to testify before the
Small Business Caucus (which I
co-chair) about what state gov-
ernment can do to make doing
business in Minnesota easier and
more successful. Those hearings
will take place on December 12
and December 19 at noon in
Room 10 of the State Office
Building.
As always, you can contact
me by e-mail at
Rep.Marion.ONeill@House.M
N or contact my office at 651-
296-5063.
Sincerely,
Marion
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Vet clinic
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CORINNA TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that Corinna
Township Planning
Commission/Board of Adjustment
will convene Tuesday, December 10,
2013, at 7:00 PM at Corinna Town
Hall to conduct the following public
hearing(s):
Amendments to various sections
throughout the Corinna Township
Zoning Ordinance, including Sec-
tions 611 (Floodplain Overlay Dis-
trict), 612 (Shoreland Zoning
Regulations) and other sections
which are applicable in shoreland
and non-shoreland areas. Appli-
cant(s): Corinna Township. Purpose:
To adopt changes to shoreland-re-
lated ordinances which are consis-
tent with minimum requirements of
MN Rules 6120 and which remain at
least as restrictive as the Wright
County Zoning Ordinance. To adopt
changes which formalize past inter-
pretations of existing ordinance lan-
guage in both shoreland and
non-shoreland areas. To reformat the
existing Corinna Zoning Ordinance
so as to assemble into one docu-
ment (based on the format of the
Wright County Zoning Ordinance),
rather than referencing the county
zoning ordinance in an appendix.
All interested persons are invited
to attend these hearings and be
heard or send written comments to
the Township. Application information
and a staff report are available for
viewing at www.hometownplanning.
com (staff report typically 5-7 days
prior to the hearing date). A quorum
of the Town Board may be present at
the meeting, but will not hold deliber-
ations or make any decisions.
Ben Oleson, Zoning Administra-
tor, Corinna Township
MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL
October 15, 2013
Summary of Minutes
The Maple Lake City Council was
called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor
Kissock. Dircks, Geyen, Kissock,
Lauer, and Northenscold were pres-
ent.
A motion was made/seconded/
passed (m/s/p), Northenscold/Gey-
en, to approve the agenda.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Dircks, to approve the Consent
Agenda including Approval of the
October 1, 2013 Minutes; and Ap-
proval of the 10-15-13 Disbursement
List and September Check Register.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Geyen, to approve increasing the
pension benefit of the Maple Lake
Fire Relief Association from $1,700
per year of service to $1,800 per
year of service. Lauer abstained from
voting due to a conflict of interest.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/
Geyen, to approve the payment of
the Renewal Premium from the
LMCIT in the amount of $52,030, ef-
fective November 1, 2013.
A motion was m/s/p, Northen-
scold/Lauer, to adopt Resolution
#R2013-54, appointing Lake Central
Insurance Services and Paul
Manuel, Agent of Record.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Geyen, to adopt Resolution #R2013-
55, not waiving the monetary limit on
municipal tort liability as established
by Minnesota Statute 466.04.
A motion was m/s/p, Geyen/
Kissock, to adopt Resolution
#R2013-56, transferring $47,471.46
from the Fire Department Fund to the
Maple Lake Firemen’s Relief Associ-
ation. Lauer abstained from voting
due to a conflict of interest.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Lauer, approving Payment #3 in the
amount of $233,427.07 to SAK Con-
struction, LLC, for the 2012/2013 I&I
Improvement Project.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Dircks, directing staff to notify Randy
and Ted Moody that the Council re-
viewed their letter and determined
that the surcharge should continue
until the I&I violation is fixed.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Dircks, allowing Sawatzke an excess
of 240 hours until February 1, 2014
at which time Sawatzke will be re-
quired to come back to the Council
for review if his hours still exceed
240 hours.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Geyen, to remove the amended Per-
sonnel Policy Vacation language ap-
proved on August 20, 2013, having
the Vacation Policy revert back to the
previous language and authorizing
the mayor and clerk to sign the Con-
tract Language Agreement with the
State for the Health Care Savings
Plan.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/
Geyen, to adjourn the meeting at
7:51 p.m.
Attest,
City Clerk/Treasurer
A copy of the entire minutes is
available for inspection by any per-
son during regular office hours at the
office of the City Clerk or a copy is
available on the City’s website at
www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us
“After all was said and done, he
indicated the location of his of-
fice was not zoned properly to
sell as a vet clinic, he preferred
to work alone and he would
continue to work as he does. He
welcomed the idea of a new
veterinary clinic, being some-
what surprised that there hadn’t
been one built yet anyway.”
Furthermore, Larson said
that Lieske offered to refer his
December appointments to the
Kimball and Watkins clinics
because he would be out of
town.
Larson said the new clinic
would be “state-of-the-art” and
“the crown jewel of our three
clinics.”
Questions about the new
clinic can be directed to the
Watkins Veterinary Clinic at
320-764-7400.
Caregivers, parents and
guardians will also be able to so-
cialize together in a lounge,
which will be included in the fa-
cility, along with a classroom
and meeting space.
True Strides expects to com-
plete the new facility in the
spring.
Mortensen is pleased with the
progress of True Strides and is
thankful for those who have
made it possible.
“I can’t believe how far the
horses and the program have
come,” Mortensen said. “Per-
sonally and professionally, this
is just a crazy whirlwind. It takes
such a team to create something
so incredible.”
Thanks to Wright-Hennepin
Cooperative Electric Associa-
tion’s (WH) continuing strong
operational and financial per-
formance, almost all members
will receive a capital credit re-
fund on their energy bills this
holiday season.
WH’s board of directors re-
cently declared a capital credit
return of $1.2 million to mem-
bers who purchased electricity
from the cooperative during
1988, 2011 or 2012.
Capital credit refunds in the
cooperative business model are
similar to dividends in investor
business models. Each mem-
ber’s share of the capital credit
refund is based on their energy
use during the years being re-
tired. However, before returning
these margins back to members,
WH uses this capital to offset
the cost of debt for the construc-
tion and maintenance of the
electric distribution system. This
working capital represents the
member’s ownership equity in
WH.
WH retires portions of an-
nual margins faster than many
electric co-ops in the nation be-
cause of a board-recommended
bylaw amendment passed by the
members in 1998. This amend-
ment has resulted in more mem-
bers being eligible for a refund
each year. Per cooperative by-
laws, WH’s member-elected
board determines the amount of
margins retired each year based
on the cooperative’s financial
condition and other considera-
tions.
“Capital credits are the cor-
nerstone of the cooperative way
of doing business,” said WH
Board Chair Chris Lantto. “The
board of directors is again
pleased to return margins to
members despite so many chal-
lenges in the economy at this
time.”
Since refunds were first made
in 1957, $32 million has been
returned to members via capital
credit refunds. This is the 33rd
consecutive year that the board
has made capital credit refunds
to WH’s members. In the 56
years that WH has been eligible
to return capital credits, the co-
operative has provided refunds
to members in 55 of those years.
WH’s board of directors in-
clude Chair Chris Lantto, Dis-
trict 5, French Lake; Vice Chair
Thomas Mach, District 6, Maple
Grove; Secretary-Treasurer Dale
Jans, District 4, Buffalo; Timo-
thy Young, District 1, Annan-
dale; Duane “Butch”
Lindenfelser, District 2, Monti-
cello; Burton Horsch, District 3,
Howard Lake; Kenneth Hiebel,
District 7, Plymouth; Donald
Lucas, District 8, Maple Grove;
and Erick Heinz, District 9, Cor-
coran.
WH is a member-owned non-
profit electric utility that pro-
vides electric power to Wright
County and the western part of
Hennepin County. The coopera-
tive has been a corporate citizen
in this area since 1937 and cur-
rently serves more than 46,000
electric accounts. The utility
started its security division in
1989 that provides local home
security solutions as well as
monitors alarm systems for al-
most 60,000 customers in 32
states and three Canadian
provinces.
Wright-Hennepin board returns $1.2 million in capital credits to members
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Disaster Recovery • Network Cabling
Project Management
Spyware/Virus Removal
Infrastructure Design
Desktop Troubleshooting
Server Troubleshooting
Remote Support • Maintenance
Buffalo Eye Clinic
• Medical Eye Exams • Contact Lenses
• Full Service Optical Dept. • Cataract Surgery
• Glaucoma • Dry Eye Therapy • Eye Lid Surgery
Rodney A. Melgard, O.D. • Warren J. Stoltman, O.D.
George W. Robertson, O.D. (Retired) • Daniel S. Conrad, M.D.
103 Center Drive, Suite 100, Buffalo • 763-682-1282
Taking Care of Our Community
Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Urgent Care:
Mon.-Fri.: 1 - 8 p.m.
Sat.-Sun.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(763) 682-1313
for appointments, call:
(763) 684-3600
1700 Highway 25 North
Buffalo, MN 55313
www.buffaloclinic.com
www.monticelloclinic.com
Maple Lake
Chiropractic Clinic
To provide patients with optimal care and service,
Dr. Shinabarger & Dr. Kisner are available additional hours at:
Crow River Chiropractic Clinic of St. Michael
(763) 497-4499 • Colonial Mall
320-963-6003
Now
Accepting
Medica &
Health
Partners
Insurance!
Hours for
Dr. Shinabarger
Tuesday & Thursday
Noon to 7 p.m.
Hours for Dr. Kisner
Mon., Wed., Fri.: 1-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to Noon
121 Division Street West • Maple Lake
Primary Services
l Family Practice
l Internal Medicine
l Pediatrics
l OB-GYN
l General Surgery
l Chiropractic/Acupuncture
Specialty Services
l ENT, Head & Neck Surgery
l Urology
l Orthopedic Surgery
l Ophthalmology
l Gastroenterology
l Neurology
l Cardiology
Wanted
Total Gym 2000, brand new. Asking
$175.00; 763-202-5801 (8-10f)
Looking for tillable farm land in the
Maple Lake area. 763-477-2487. (9-11f)
For Sale
Maple Lake Messenger Page 13
November 27, 2013
Maple Lake Manor 1 bdrm. apt.;
smoke-free building, $350-$420/mo.
Includes heat/water, for seniors or dis-
abled. Contact Cathy, 320-963-5283.
EHO (8-10c)
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Maple Lake--$200 off first month’s
rent! 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, $750/mo.+
utilities. Call 763-477-3672. (8-9p)
Craft Fair For Rent
Services
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - SAT-
URDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013. Holi-
day Fair at St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 331 Harrison St. W., Annan-
dale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bake sale, crafts
and treasures/antiques/collectibles.
Lunch served; fresh lefse made and
sold onsite. All proceeds go to charity.
Products
PERSONALIZED ADDRESS LA-
BELS, many styles and designs from
$13.95 for 225 labels [Plus shipping and
tax]. Maple Lake Messenger, 218 Divi-
sion St. W., Maple Lake, or 963-3813.
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STAMPS for business and personal use,
self-inking and reinkable, many styles
and colors, starting at $15.90. Maple
Lake Messenger, 218 Division St. W.,
Maple Lake, or call 963-3813.
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Mike, 320-963-6094 or 763-732-3183.
(8-10p)
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Home-based daycare in Maple Lake:
Little ones will enjoy walks to the park
and library, daily preschool lessons
and bake day. Call Brenda Erdahl at
320-260-8392. (7-9p)
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Help Wanted full or parttime building,
repairing, and dismantling pallets.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Benefits available for fulltime employees.
Competitive wage with piece work incentive.
If interested, apply in person at
General Pallet, Inc., 701 Co. Rd. 7 SW
Howard Lake or call 18887238091
NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING?
Start a career in trucking today! Swift
Academies offer PTDI certified courses
and offer “Best-In-Class” training. New
academy classes weekly. No money down
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tunities. Great career path. Excellent ben-
efits package. Please call: 866/975-8141

TRANSFER DRIVERS:
Need CDL A or B contract drivers to
relocate vehicles from area body plants
to various locations throughout U.S. -
No forced dispatch: 800/501-3783 or
www.mamotransportation.com under Careers.
CASH FOR CARS:
All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top
dollar paid. We come to you! Any make/
model. Call for instant offer: 800/871-9145
DONATE YOUR CAR
Truck or Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free
3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing,
all paperwork taken care of 800/439-1735
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DISH TV RETAILER
Starting at $19.99/month (for 12
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ing at $14.95/month (where avail-
able.) Save! Ask About same day In-
stallation! Call now! 800/297-8706
CANADA DRUG CENTER
is your choice for safe and affordable med-
ications. Our licensed Canadian mail order
pharmacy will provide you with savings of
up to 75% on all your medication needs.
Call today 800/259-1096 for $10.00 off
your first prescription and free shipping.
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MISCELLANEOUS AUTOS WANTED
MISCELLANEOUS
HELP WANTED - DRIVERS
Advertise here statewide
in 270 newspapers for only $249 per week!
Call 800-279-2979
See Tom for all your auto & truck maintenance needs!
WeInstall QualityNAPAParts
963-3518
We Install Quality NAPA Parts
Repair, Inc.
Hwy. 55 West
Maple Lake
Transmission
Flushes Now
Available!
Tom Blizil, Prop.
HOURS:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5p.m.
500 Cty. Rd. 37 E
Maple Lake
Open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Monday-Friday
• Construction Equipment
• Truck & Trailer Repair
• DOT Inspection Center
• Tractors
• Engine Rebuilding
• Hydraulic Hose Repair
• Air & Hydraulic Tool Repair
• Welding
• Machine Shop
320-963-2470
“The Name You’ve Trusted Since 1920”
We sell top-name tires at very competitive prices. Plus we offer FREE tire inspections.
HWY. 55 • ANNANDALE
320-274-8211 • 1-800-457-8969
www.lundeenford.com
Oil Change
Special:
$
23
99
Gas Vehicles. Recycle
& Tax Not Included.
Free 21 Point
Inspection
Pick-up &
Delivery Available
Automotive
DIRECTORY
Visit us online at
maplelakemessenger.com
CAR CARE CENTER
• ASE Certified Auto Repair
• Complete Lube Center
• Tire Sales & Repair
• Any Vehicle Make or Model
• Friendly Knowledgeable Staff
• All technicians average 20 years experience
• No appointment necessary
520 Division St. W. Maple Lake, MN
320-963-2060
Get your business noticed
weekly in the Messenger!
PRO TIRE & AUTO
WeInstall QualityNAPAParts
Damage Free Towing
Annandale • 320-274-3986
Complete Auto Repair
State of the art 4 wheel alignment equipment
Hwy. 55 • Annandale • andysprotire.com
Alignment & Brakes
963-3815
Repair Center Hours:
Monday - Friday • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Hwy. 55
Maple Lake
• Driveability Diagnostic Equipment • Quick - Lube
• ComputerizedWheel Balancing • Certified Brake
Repair
• Custom Wheel Changer (No Touch) • 4-Wheel Alignment
• Cooper Tires
For Appointments, Call Dave!
Convenience Store Hours: M-F 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sat. 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Certified Repair Center

LENGYEL LECTRIC
BRIAN LENGYEL
320-963-6640
Licensed & Bonded
Master Electrician
Hegle
Door Sales, Inc.
Garage Doors • Electric Openers
Sales • Service • Repairs
www.hegledoorsales.com
Building-Home Improvement
DIRECTORY
HOWARD'S PLUMBING
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Marv & Buck Howard, Owners
Master Plumber license: Marv 058229-PM • Buck 063048-PM
• TempStar Heating &
Cooling Products
• High Efficiency Boilers
• Water Heaters
• Water Softeners
3 Generations • Since 1961
Licensed • Bonded • Insured
320-274-8913
After Business Hours: 320-236-2102
715 Norway Drive • Annandale
www.howardsplumbinginc.com
Pole Buildings
We will construct your
pole building or sell you
the necessary material.
Come in and talk over
your building needs.
We're here to serve you.
Maple Lake Lumber Co.
320-963-3612
Borrell Refrigeration,
Plumbing, Heating
& Air Conditioning
Water Conditioning & Drinking Water Systems
Dave Borrell • 320-963-3107
-RYAN HANEY-
TILE ¥CARPET ¥LAMINATES
WHOLESALE PRICING
763-286-5135
Office: 320-963-5522
Fax: 320-963-5530 • fuller@ lakedalelink.net
www.fullerconcrete.net
References Available • Fully Insured
Owner
On-Site
Everything in
Concrete &
Masonry!
Residential & Commercial
Block • ICF • Poured Foundation • Brick & Stone • Floors • Floating Slabs • Garages
Concrete Staining/Stamping • Patios • Driveways • Steps • Sidewalks • Removal • Replacement
FREE ESTIMATES • 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Stan Fuller • 612-366-0910
Call today & Advertise your business in a Messenger Directory!
320.963.3813
Get Noticed
Today!
FOBBE'S
Well Drilling
Complete Well Service
Pump & Tanks
Well Abandonments
320-274-5957
320-274-3634
Annandale, MN • 55302
Truck
Phones
Heating & Air
Conditioning, Inc.
Buffalo
763-684-3965
Please visit our website for a list of all our services!
dezielhvac.com
It’s Hard to Stop a Trane
®
Furnace & AC Service
and Installation
For every installation we do in
Maple Lake, we will donate $25
to the Annandale/Maple Lake Food
Shelf. Help our community thrive
and grow by buying locally!
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Maple Lake
320-963-7727
www.orsonelectric.com
RUSS ORS N ELECTRIC, Inc.
Tim & Lorie Hegle
375 Spruce Avenue N.
Maple Lake, MN 55358
Toll Free: 1-800-273-4699
Call: (320) 963-3934
Fax: (320) 963-1934
Foundation • Floating Slabs
Brick • Stone • Driveways
Patios • Sidewalks • Steps
Concrete Stamping • Floors
Garages • Free Estimates
Residential & Commercial
Cell: 612-366-0909
Office: 763-682-2358
Fax: 763-682-2858
threedconcrete@hotmail.com
P.O. Box 85 • Buffalo, MN 55313
3-D Concrete & Masonry Inc.
Bruce Dalbec
Emai l : joehogan. concrete@gmai l . com
300 Hwy. 55 West • Maple Lake
(320) 963-6555
Weekdays: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Servi ng the Mapl e Lake Communi ty si nce 1959
120 Oak Avenue South • Maple Lake
320-963-3612 • maplelakelumber.com
310 Congress Street West
Maple Lake • (320) 963-3200
Roger’s
BP Amoco
Food Shop & Auto Center
Sales & Service
4 miles West of Annandale • Hwy. 55 • South Haven
(320) 236-3625 (DOCK)
Come & Check Out
the NEW 2014 Palm
Beach Pontoons!
Shop for all your entertaining
needs & great gift ideas!
“Te Name You’ve Trusted Since 1920”
HWY. 55 • Annandale lundeenford.com
Call for an appointment!
320.274.8211
800.457.8969
4-Wheel
Alignment
Check and
adjust camber
and toe.
$44.99
Additional parts and labor
may be required on some
vehicles. Offer valid with
coupon. Taxes extra.
Expires Dec. 31, 2013
Coolant
System Flush
Drain & refill
coolant, Inspect
for leaks, Includes
antifreeze
$74.99+tax
Please present coupon when order
is written. Most models.
Diesel Extra.
Expires Dec. 31, 2013
Lundeen
Bros. Service
“We’re at your service!”
Service Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30-6
Friday: 7:30-5:30 • Saturday: 8-Noon
Bring this in for
$5 Off
a $25
Food Order!
Expires: 1/31/2014
1207 Hwy. 25 North • Buffalo
763-682-4180
huikkosbowl.com
Shop Locally this Holiday Season!
901 State Hwy. 55 East • Maple Lake
(Next to Lake Region - Cenex)
320-963-3715
mlwine-spirits.com
Maple Lake Chamber
of Commerce
P.O. Box 461 • Maple Lake, MN 55358
www.maplelakechamber.com
Jeff Rivers, President: (320) 963-3163
$20.
00
OFF
Already Low Price on
Set of 4 Tires!
* Special Conditions May Apply *
520 Division St. Maple Lake
320-963-2060
Offer Expires 12/31/2013.
Full Menu Available • Daily Specials
Licensed • Bonded • Insured
320-274-8913
715 Norway Drive • Annandale
www.howardsplumbinginc.com
Shopping locally saves gas,
time, keeps you out of long
lines and bumper-to-bumper
holiday traffic.
In addition, dollars spent in
your community create jobs,
lower taxes and keep
businesses and services here
and convenient for you.
Do yourself a favor and
discover the unique gift
ideas from the friendly
folks right here at home!
Service “The
Old-Fashioned Way”
Award Winning Smoked Meats
USDA Choice Meats
Fresh & Hot Deli
Wild Game Processing
ameat shoppe. com
Monday: 10-5 • Tuesday-Friday: 9-6
Saturday: 8-4 • Sunday: CLOSED
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hwy. 55 West • Maple Lake
320-963-3518
®
®
840 East Elm Street
Annandale
320-274-3064
800-947-1250
Available in your
local grocer's freezer!
www.Bernatellos.com
Receive a $15 Gift Card FREE with
every $100 in Gift Cards purchased!
Gift cards are redeemable after 12/26/2013.
American
Legion Club
Post 131 • Maple Lake
320-963-3911
Customer Appreciation Day
Saturday, December 28
Noon to 4 p.m. when we’ll have reduced drink prices and hors d’oeuvres!
Dr. D.D. Lieske
505 Oak Avenue North
Maple Lake
320-963-3414
Appointments preferred
Exclusively Small
Animal Vet
Meat Raffles • Pull Tabs
$2 Burger Thursdays • Fish Fry Every Friday
Corner of Hwy. 55 & Maple Ave. • Maple Lake • 320.963.3405
40 Chestnut Street West • Annandale • 320-274-8216
10 Birch Avenue South • Maple Lake • 320-963-3163
700 State Hwy. 24 NW • Clearwater • 320-558-2271
3 Convenient Locations:
Paul Manuel, Agency Manager • www.mylakecentral.com
Facebook: Lake Central • agency@mylakecentral.com
Providing Insurance For: Home • Auto • Life • Health • Farm• Business • Long TermCare
Happy Holidays!
Hwy. 55 East • Annandale
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“You” Helping
Yourself
The Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce presents . . .
Christmas in Maple Lake
Saturday, December 7 • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come join us at The V by HH for:
• Visit with Santa • Photos taken by Zahler Photography
• Free hotdog lunch & gift bag for the kids (Ages 1-12)
Santa will be escorted to
The V by HH by the Maple Lake
Fire Department at 11 a.m.
For more information on Chamber of Commerce activities and events,
visit our website at www.maplelakechamber.com
$50.00 Off
Any Mattress Set
$449 or more
Expires - 1/31/2014
Free Bowling With
Gift Certificate Purchase
Daily Specials!
20 Maple Ave. N • Maple Lake
963-5555
7144 Gowan Ave NW
Mapl e Lake
612-245-7104
2nd Annual Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 7
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Greenfield-Farm.com
50 Elm Street East
Annandale
320-274-2556
Happy Holidays!
PRO TIRE
& AUTO
Annandale • 320-274-3986
AndysProTire.com
Buy a $100 Gift Certificate for $80!
Offer good thru 12-25-13