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Inside . . .
Coming up
*Lake Maria candlelight
snowshoeing is Feb. 8
*Ambassadors Social is
Feb. 23
*Irish Pre-Party is
March 8
by Gabe Licht
Tricia Manuel remembers
watching her parents perform in
the Village Players, as they brought
famous musical numbers to life for
Maple Lake audiences.
Now, shes hoping to inspire
youngsters who take in Maple
Lake Community Theaters pres-
entation of School House Rock
Live!, which she is directing.
Id love to see the auditorium
filled with kids who finally get to
see live theater, she said.
And she expects them to fully
enjoy themselves, even if that
means hopping out of their seats.
News Briefs...
Volume 119, Number 19 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Maple Lake, MN 55358 $1
by Gabe Licht
North Americas largest ice
fishing derby got a little larger on
Before the first hole was even
drilled, Ice Force had dubbed the
Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby as
the largest of its kind on the conti-
The 39th annual Maple Lake
Ice Fishing Derby further substan-
tiated those claims, as an estimated
crowd of more than 10,000 took to
the ice for the event.
It was phenomenal, organ-
izer Nick Olsen said. It was by far
the biggest derby weve ever had.
Luke Baehr, Deb Geyen and Tom Johnson act out Im Just a Bill in Maple Lake Com-
munity Theaters production of School House Rock Live! (Photo by Gabe Licht)
Connie Lahr was surprised with flowers and a plaque,
commemorating her 28 years of service to Haiti, during
her recent trip to the country. (Photo submitted)
(Top) Grace and Gretchen Heying take the Arctic Plunge as gnomes. (Middle) Gary Moore,
a Maple Lake Property Owners Association board member, reacts to the freezing water.
(Above) Mandy Wurm reacts as Kelly Wurm, Brittany Somers and Chris Nelson, of Madi-
gans, take the plunge dressed as Despicable Me characters. Visit www.maplelakemes- for more photos. (Photos by Gabe Licht and Charlene Wurm)
St. Patricks Day countdown
begins with announcements
Camp Courage
receives funding:
page 4
by Gabe Licht
Connie Lahr, of Maple Lake, is
no stranger to Haiti, having lived
there for nearly four years and vis-
iting several times over the past 28
She recently returned, for what
may be her last time, to promote
urban gardens.
Joining her from St. Timothys
Parish were first-timer Donna
Rothstein, of Clearwater, and Joe
Becker, of Becker, who made his
third visit to the area.
It didnt take long for Rothstein
to feel like she was meant to be
there, as she reconnected with Fr.
Michael Mitchell, of Regnum
When she was at Regnum
Christi this past September, the re-
treat master, Fr. Michael Mitchell,
talked about his mission trips to
Haiti, Lahr said. Little did she
think it possible that she would see
him in Haiti.
Mitchell introduced Rothstein
to a Regnum Christi Consecrated
Woman named Paulia.
School House Rock
continued on page 7
Names of service
men and women
sought for salute
The Messenger is seeking
the names of Maple Lake
residents currently in mili-
tary service who will be
away from home for Valen-
tines Day. The following
local service men and
women are currently on our
Marine Cpl Thomas
Bakka - Stationed in
Louisiana; Air Force Re-
serve Senior Airman An-
drew Brinza Stationed at
Wright-Patterson Air Force
Base in Dayton, Ohio; Air
Force Staff Sgt. Scott
Christen Stationed at Hill
Air Force Base, Utah; Navy
AME2 Barbara (Borell)
Curtis Stationed at Naval
Air Weapons Station, China
Lake, Calif; Navy ET3/SS
Paul M. Dooley Stationed
at Trident Submarine Base
in Bangor, Wash.; Air Force
Airman 1st Class Joshua
Heath Stationed at Moody
Air Force Base, Ga.; Air
Force Staff Sgt. Christo-
pher Hoce Stationed in
Virginia; Air Force Staff
Sgt. Nicole (Willems) Hoce
Stationed in Virginia; Ma-
rine 1st Lt. Bart Kilgo
Stationed in Kuwait; Air
Force Senior Airman
Christian King Stationed
at Lackland Air Force Base
in San Antonio, Texas; Ma-
rine Cpl. Justin Kofoed
Stationed in Beaufort, SC;
Air Force Tech Sgt. Eric
Krasnow Stationed in
Great Falls, Mont.; Air
Force Tech Sgt. Sue Leahy
Krasnow Stationed in
Great Falls, Mont.; Marine
Lance Cpl. Johnathan R.
Loftis Stationed in Oki-
nawa, Japan; Army PV2
Samson Luebbers Sta-
tioned at Camp Casey in
Korea; Air Force Sgt.
David Northenschold
Stationed in Kuwait; Na-
tional Guard Sgt. Derek
Northenscold Stationed
in Kuwait; Army PFC
Marcus Steuck Stationed
in South Korea; Army
Capt. C.J. Willems Sta-
tioned in Pierre, SD.
by Gabe Licht
With just 38 days until the 37th
annual St. Patricks Day Festival,
the Maple Lake Chamber of Com-
merce has begun making an-
nouncements relating to the event.
Greg Thomes has been named
Grand Marshal of the St. Patricks
Day Parade and Daryl Hennen is
the winner of the Minneapolis
Aquatennial Commodore Award.
Thomes is the third-generation
owner of the Thomes Insurance
He resides in Maple Lake with
his wife, Betty, and works with nu-
merous boards and organizations.
The couple received the Com-
modore award in 1999.
Thomes was involved with the
Maple Lake Jaycees and was the
national Jaycee president in 1991
and 1992.
Since the Maple Lake Property
Owners Association took over the
33rd annual Maple Lake Ice Fish-
ing Derby, Thomes has served on
the committee responsible for en-
listing sponsors, securing prizes
and marketing the tournament.
Thomes is a member of St.
Timothys Parish, is an active
reader and belongs to the Knights
of Columbus.
Over the years, Thomes has
volunteered with and emceed
many different events in Maple
Lake and promoted them on the
radio, cable TV, etc.
A feature on Thomes designa-
tion as Grand Marshal will appear
in a future issue of the Messenger.
Hennen has owned Maple
Lake Lumber since 1992 and em-
ploys five Maple Lake firefighters
who remain on the clock when re-
sponding to emergencies. He was
the Firefighter of the Year in 1981
and 2007.
Most recently, he was instru-
mental in preparing Irish Stadium
leading up to the Minnesota Ama-
teur Baseball State Tournament.
He received the Mike Downes
Memorial Award largely due to
those efforts and is also a member
of the North Star League Hall of
He was also recently named the
Outstanding Citizen of Wright
County by the Wright County
Economic Development Partner-
Ambassadors Social
The Ambassadors Social will
begin with a social hour at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23. It will include
dinner at 5 p.m., with ambassador
introductions and the announce-
ment of the Minneapolis Aquaten-
nial Ambassador to follow.
Tickets may be obtained from
candidates or by contacting the
Maple Lake Ambassador Organi-
zation at
This years candidates and their
sponsors are:
Jada Anderson A-Meat
Shoppe and MP NexLevel, Lori
Elsenpeter Maple Lake Ameri-
can Legion Post 131 and Maple
Lake Lumber, Anna Kleist
Madigans and Star Bank, Katie
Klimek American Mini Storage
and Lundeens Ford of Annandale,
Courtney Klingelhoets Bogart
Pederson and Maple Lake Lions,
Holly Parchem Country Inn &
Suites and Maple Lake Messenger,
Heather Schlueter Reliable Auto
Care and The Stables at Greenfield
Farm, Blair Stewig Irish Bless-
ings Coffeehouse and Total Care
Chiropractic, and Maria Zaske
Jakes Escavating and Maple Lake
Irish Pre-Party
The Irish Pre-Party, formerly
known as the Irish Gala, will take
place on Saturday, March 8, at the
Maple Lake American Legion
A social hour and silent auction
will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed
by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Comic ventriloquist David
Malmberg will provide entertain-
ment at 7:30 p.m.
The awards ceremony will con-
clude the night at 8:30 p.m.
Fishing derby
continued on page 11
St. Patricks Day
continued on page 12
Lahrs farewell Haiti tour
A record-breaking good time
A show for (all) the ages
Connie Lahr
continued on page 12
Another Super Bowl is history and I would have lost my shirt if I was
a betting man. Seattle didnt leave a thing in the locker room while Den-
ver left everything back in Colorado. I lasted three quarters before I found
a rerun of In the Heat of the Night. Tom Mooney commented at Monday
morning coffee that he lasted through the first half. That groups con-
census on the commercials gave the nod to the Budweiser puppy as the
days best. I liked the German VW one with the factories engineers each
getting their angel wings when a VWs mileage hit 100,000 miles. The
look from one of the ladies when a feather apparently brushed her back-
side was the deciding factor. . . Next up are the Winter Olympics
which get underway later this week. On a local scene the winter high
school sports season is coming to a head. Just a reminder that even if the
groundhog saw its shadow Sunday (six more weeks of winter) were
about to turn the corner and with that comes the tournaments. . .
The MLLA fishing derby on Saturday nearly filled up greater Maple
Lake with anglers stretched from the beach down each side of the lake.
I didnt get there until about 1:30 p.m. and missed the Arctic Plunge
which attracted a larger field of plungers and spectators. I meandered
around visiting with some of the anglers who chose to fish outside. The
accommodating weather, about 17 degrees and little wind, gave the an-
glers a chance to enjoy themselves and the event. Some made a party
out of the afternoon, similar to the tail-gating that used to go on at the
football games in Bloomington. There were fire rings and lots of the
groups brought along meals of food as well as snacks. I was admiring
the Northerns that were being put on display as they were registered and
happened to be there when a 7 pound, 2 oz. Northern was being weighed.
There were lots of hammer-handle size caught which should be benefi-
cial to the lake. . . The derby is growing each year both in
participation and quality, a credit to the organizers.
* * *
Mike Muller gave me a call last week Wednesday with a fishing re-
port from Florida. He said he and Jesse got a late start that day, about
9:30 a.m., and crappie fishing wasnt very good. He got front ended
again by Jesse who caught 15 while Mike had to be happy with three.
They were on Lake Okeechobee and Jesse claimed the cold front there
(62 degrees) shouldnt have affected fishing. Mike keeps tabs on his the-
atres while hes in Florida and commented the school closings in Min-
nesota gave the matinee attendance a boost. . . my fishing
equipment is still in the back of the Suburban, but with the many roads
that were plowed on Maple Lake, getting around should be a snap. .
. I ran into Tom Latour, former Thomas Marine and Warrior Boats
owner, last week in Buffalo. Hes enjoying his retirement between Buf-
falo and the Gettysburg, SD area fishing walleyes where the limit is 8.
Hes not happy with the decline in South Dakotas pheasant population
which he said is 80% in the area where he lives. Latour said he missed
hearing song birds in South Dakota and remedied the situation by plant-
ing a bunch of ash trees. . . locally Ive had two reports of seeing
mourning doves (12 to 25) in both Maple Lake and Annandale. Theyre
a migratory bird and Ill assume the ones seen either couldnt stand the
cold weather down south or these were doing a reconnaissance run for
the rest of the flocks. . .
* * *
I was having a cup of coffee Sunday at Holy Cross fellowship hall
when a lady commented about a sub-headline Maple Lake Aint a Place
to Live, Its a Place to Leave in the Tribunes Sunday issue. She wasnt
happy and it didnt make my coffee taste any better. It had to do with a
classic play, Minnesota Moon, written by local playwright John Olive
back in 1979. His story used the name Maple Lake fictitiously as a small-
town Mankato where he grew up. The story probably wouldnt have
made the Sunday paper except Olive has received a call from a London-
based filmmaker Cyrus Trafford asking permission to turn Minnesota
Moon in a short film. After brief negotiations Olive and Trafford reached
accord. According to the Tribune the film puts the main actors on a beach
with a railroad track. It can be viewed at
according to My Minnesota reporter Curt Brown.
by Harold Brutlag
The 2014 legislative session is
less than one month away and I con-
tinue welcoming input from area
citizens as we prepare.
Another way people can exer-
cise their voice, regardless of party
affiliation, is by attending their
precinct caucus meeting 7 p.m.
Tuesday. These meetings are open
to the public and attendees will elect
precinct officers, discuss issues and
ideas for the party to support, con-
duct a straw poll for governor, elect
delegates for the political conven-
tions and vote on other items of
Precinct caucus veterans, feel
free to bring friends and family who
maybe are not active at this level.
Young people also are invited to at-
tend so they can attend as observers,
learn how the process works and lay
the groundwork for future involve-
The Minnesota Secretary of
States office provides more infor-
mation about precinct caucuses in-
cluding specific meeting locations
on its website. Good luck and I hope
you are able to attend a caucus
meeting Tuesday. Bring friends
and/or family!
The states version of Oba-
macare remains in the headlines for
all the wrong reasons as the new
session draws nearer. Problems with
MNsure persist and citizens have
encountered ongoing website
crashes, absurdly long wait times,
confusing processes, difficulty sub-
mitting payments, communication
breakdowns between MNsure and
carriers, vulnerability to WiFi at-
tacks and breaches of private data.
And, shockingly, we recently
learned that 14 MNsure managers
received bonuses for their work on
this project. This news comes on the
heels of an independent report indi-
cating MNsures structure is non-
existent and that executives have
been making decisions in a crisis
Bonuses for building a failing
program! How can this happen?
This is government at its worst and
taxpayers deserve better.
Much of this is the product of
Gov. Mark Dayton and fellow De-
mocrats ignoring concerns we in the
minority voiced as they created
MNsure. We advocated for greater
oversight, a larger and more experi-
enced board of directors and more
efficiency. This would have miti-
gated the problems that have
cropped up. We offered hundreds of
amendments that would have
brought more transparency and af-
fordability to MNsure, but the ma-
jority turned back almost every one
of the ideas we brought forward.
Now, enrollment continues to
fall far short of what is necessary to
sustain this government program
and that could cost taxpayers even
more. A thorough investigation cur-
rently underway by the state auditor
could help us learn what improve-
ments can be made during the up-
coming session. Some problems
ultimately may be beyond repair.
For now, I am interested in hear-
ing your experiences with MNsure
and invite your emails on this topic.
Welcoming your input
Caucus meetings
were Tuesday
by Rep. Joe McDonald
Maple Lake, MN 55358
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Question: My car has running
lights and I always assumed that
meant my rear lights were on as
well, but my husband let me know
one day as he was following be-
hind me in the fog that my tail
lights were not on. Since then, I
have noticed that many other driv-
ers must assume the same thing.
You might want to let them know
they need to actually turn on their
lights during the day when it is
foggy or they risk being rear-
ended. I think this is a good idea
for an article, thanks.
Answer: Very true! We have
been fighting that battle for many
years now and I hear about it all
the time from people. I have al-
ways taught motorists to drive
with their headlights on at all
times, even during the day, so they
can avoid the whole issue of when
to have headlights on. Even if you
think you have headlights on all
the time, you might not. Turn them
on manually; then you will know
for sure.
Daytime running lights cannot
be used in lieu of actual headlights
during the times that actual head-
lights are required to be on. During
those required times of headlights,
all the other lights also are required
(e.g., tail lights, marker lamps,
etc.). Those other lights are not al-
ways on when the so-called auto-
matic lights are on either.
If you have any questions con-
cerning traffic related laws or is-
sues in Minnesota, send your ques-
tions to Trp. Jesse Grabow Min-
nesota State Patrol at 1000
Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes,
MN 56501-2205. (You can follow
him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW
or reach him at,
Ask a Trooper:
Daytime running lights
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
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To the Editor:
I always say all roads lead to
Maple Lake and on Saturday an
estimated 10,000 people con-
verged to our community via one
of those roads for the 39th annual
Ice Fishing Derby. All I can say is
Growing up in this community
I can remember past fishing con-
tests that were put on by various
organizations, and as important as
they all were, none were ever to
this magnitude.
This whole event is a win-win
situation for all. The lake itself is
the biggest winner and all the pro-
ceeds go back into it for re-stock-
ing and to help maintain and keep
it clean for future generations.
Now as you can imagine when
you have that many people con-
verging on your community the
local businesses will also reap the
benefits. When speaking to some
of the locals they said business
that day was very, very good.
When I spoke with Carol Best-
land, otherwise known as
Grandma, from Maple Lake Wine
& Spirits, she said they were very
busy and she also said that sev-
eral people commented to her that
whoever organized the derby
needs to be commended on what
a wonderful job they did.
I would like to applaud and
shout out a huge thank you to the
Maple Lake Property Owners As-
sociation which consists of many
groups and committees within it-
self who help maintain our lake
throughout the year, their biggest
event, of course, being the Ice
Fishing Derby.
The core derby committee
consists of: Greg Thomes, Nick
Olsen, Mike Raiche, Jay Sifferly,
Kim Holland, Betty Thomes and
Lynne McIntosh.
It takes a lot of people to pull
an event like this off. Thank you
to the committee and everyone
else that was involved to help
make this derby the success that it
was. At the rate that it is growing,
maybe we will be billed as the
largest derby in the state. How
cool would that be.
Thanks again, everyone.
Deb Geyen
Maple Lake City Council
Maple Lake Messenger Page 2
February 5, 2014
Its in your court:
You are presumed
by Judge Steve Halsey
Among the fundamental rights
we all have as U.S. citizens is the
presumption of innocence.
Whether a citizen gets a speeding
ticket, is charged with DWI, or is
indicted for murder, the presump-
tion of innocence remains
throughout the entire court
process, including any appeals if
the citizen is convicted by a judge
or jury. Unlike the right to counsel
or reasonable bail, the presumption
of innocence is not in the U.S. or
Minnesota Constitutions. It is a
part of the common law which
American jurisprudence has fol-
lowed from the British tradition.
Oft-quoted is British jurist and law
commentator Sir William Black-
stone who put it this way back in
1765: It is better that ten guilty
persons escape than that one inno-
cent suffer. The U.S. Supreme
Court in 1895 traced the roots of
the presumption of innocence to
Deuteronomy in the Old Testa-
ment and to Roman law. It is un-
questioned that this presumption in
favor of the defendant has been a
principle of Western common law
for hundreds of years.
Given the media attention that
often surrounds serious crimes, it
is not surprising that the presump-
tion of innocence may be ques-
tioned by some citizens. (During
jury selection, jurors sometimes
admit that they feel the defendant
must be guilty of something or he
would not be on trial). However,
312 convicted felons have been re-
leased; some after many years in
prison, as a result of DNA testing
that exonerated them. The Inno-
cence Project (www.innocence- reports the following
The common themes that run
through these cases from global
problems like poverty and racial
issues to criminal justice issues
like eyewitness misidentification,
invalid or improper forensic sci-
ence, overzealous police and pros-
ecutors and inept defense counsel
cannot be ignored and continue
to plague our criminal justice sys-
Eighteen people had been sen-
tenced to death before DNA
proved their innocence and led to
their release.
The average sentence served
by DNA exonerees has been 13.6
About 70 percent of those ex-
onerated by DNA testing are peo-
ple of color.
In almost 50 percent of DNA
exoneration cases, the actual per-
petrator has been identified by
DNA testing.
Exonerations have been won
in 35 states and Washington, D.C.
In Minnesota in 2001, a man
convicted of rape in 1985 was ex-
onerated by DNA testing after the
Ramsey County Attorneys Office
began a systematic review of pre-
1995 convictions to determine if
DNA testing would have affected
the outcome. The Innocence Proj-
ect states:
Those exonerated by DNA test-
ing arent the only people who
have been wrongfully convicted in
recent decades. For every case that
involves DNA, there are thousands
that do not.
Only a fraction of criminal
cases involve biological evidence
that can be subjected to DNA test-
ing, and even when such evidence
exists, it is often lost or destroyed
after a conviction. Since they dont
have access to a definitive test like
DNA, many wrongfully convicted
people have a slim chance of ever
proving their innocence.
Why the presumption of inno-
cence? Consider if you were
charged with a serious crime that
occurred in a place and at a time
that you could not have possibly
been present. If your only alibi is
that you were home by yourself
watching Netflix, with no one to
vouch for your presence there,
how could you possibly prove
your innocence if you had to? You
would have great difficulty prov-
ing that you were not at the crime
scene and did not commit the
Question: What does a defen-
dant have to prove in a criminal
Answer: Nothing.
continued on page 12
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February 5, 2014
Silver Creek snowmobile accident claims life
County continues support
of I-94 corridor coalition
candidates file
for election
Wright Countys River Rider program in jeopardy
by John Holler
For those who use the River
Rider transit program in Wright
County, many of them are depend-
ent on the program to get from one
place to another. While the pro-
gram is open to everyone, the ma-
jority of the 70,000 riders in 2013
were the elderly or people with
disabilities, providing the equiva-
lent of a cab service using buses.
As far as state-funded programs
go, the River Rider program,
which has served Wright and
Sherburne counties for more than
a decade, has been successful, de-
spite not being heavily funded or
widely advertised.
However, the program is in sig-
nificant jeopardy. The joint powers
agreement for River Rider allowed
either county to exercise a 180-day
"out clause" to remove itself from
the program. Sherburne County
exercised that option and, almost
immediately, announced that it
would join the Tri-Cap program
that includes Stearns and Benton
counties, leaving Wright County
on its own. In a quickly evolving
situation, the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Transportation and the
county are at odds over the future
of River Rider. MnDOT is plan-
ning to replace River Rider by ab-
sorbing Wright County into the
Trailblazer Transit program that
serves McLeod and Sibley coun-
"MnDOT is acting somewhere
in between being bullies and being
dictators," Commissioner Charlie
Borrell said. "What is bothersome
is that MnDOT has it in their psy-
che that the River Rider program
is done and we need to be relo-
cated. Wright County represents
two-thirds of the ridership of the
program, but any discussion of try-
ing to run the program on our own
has been rejected at face value."
While Wright and Sherburne
counties have many similarities in
terms of population and trans-
portation issues, Borrell sees little
in common with the counties in
the Trailblazer program. He sees it
simply as MnDOT flexing its
muscle to get what it wants done.
"MnDOT controls the purse
strings," Borrell said. "It provides
85 percent of the funding for the
program. That's what is the most
difficult part for us. Sherburne
County's decision to get out and
get into another regional trans-
portation system (Tri-Cap) seems
a little too orchestrated. Before we
knew Sherburne County was plan-
ning on pulling out, they already
had a plan in place to make the
switch and, from the looks of
things, prior approval from
MnDOT. The people at MnDOT
keep preaching the Three C's
collaboration, cooperation and
consolidation. But, money seems
to be the biggest issue and spend-
ing money is the key to their line
of thinking."
Commissioner Mark Daleiden
echoed that frustration, saying that,
unlike county governments that
belt-tighten and seek out ways to
save money, the state operates
from a completely different mind-
"Last year, we turned back
money," Daleiden said. "The peo-
ple from MnDOT were furious
about that because the turned-back
money didn't go to them. It went
back to the state's general fund.
Their way of thinking goes against
everything that government should
be about. They want to spend
every dollar they receive in their
budgets. They don't run their pro-
grams like a business. They run it
from the perspective of job secu-
rity. If you don't spend all of your
allotment in one year, how can you
ask for more in the future? It's
completely backward from what
government should be."
Daleiden added that the River
Rider program hasn't invested in
getting the word out that rides are
available. It has been a program
run cheaply (yet effectively), but
has had more than its share of
"When I first got on the board,
I wanted to get some background
information and River Rider didn't
even have a website," Daleiden
said. "That's how the program was
run as cheaply as possible. It's
politics at its worst. They don't
want to leave any money on the
table and the River Rider program
was run inexpensively, which, in
some ways, has been a bad thing."
A meeting with MnDOT offi-
cials is scheduled following the
Feb. 16 county board meeting.
Borrell said he feels a bit betrayed
by how the situation has unfolded,
but remains hopeful something
can be done to keep the River
Rider program from simply fading
into extinction.
"We got totally blindsided by
this," Borrell said. "Sherburne
County and MnDOT did this be-
hind our back. They had a deal in
place with Stearns and Benton
counties and had MnDOT's ap-
proval to make the move before
we even knew it was coming. The
River Rider program has worked,
but they seem bent on forcing us
to go with Trailblazer, even though
it doesn't make a lot of sense. It's
like a dictatorship and our only op-
tions are to go along or quit alto-
gether. Neither of those are good
What is the future of the River
Rider program? With the clock
ticking down to the June 30 end
date, it's anyone's guess.
"I have no idea where we will
be July 1," Daleiden said. "We've
been told that those people need-
ing rides July 1 will have rides. I'd
like to see their plan. To date, we
haven't seen one, other than being
told we'll be shifted to Trailblazer
and have a program based out of
Glencoe. I'm not sure we will have
any say at all in how things finally
shake out."
A snowmobile accident in Sil-
ver Creek Township has claimed
the life of a Monticello man.
The Wright County Sheriffs
Office reports it was notified of a
snowmobile versus truck accident
at 2:09 p.m. Saturday at 13788
Wright County Rd. 75 NW.
Initial investigation indicates a
2012 Arctic Cat being driven by
Jeffrey Waldstein, 34, of Monti-
cello, was westbound on a snow-
mobile trail when it collided with
a 2006 Ford truck that Garhard
Hendricks, 27, of Long Prairie,
was backing down a driveway at
that location.
Waldstein was transported via
CentraCare ambulance to Centra-
Care Hospital in Monticello,
where he was pronounced dead.
The accident remains under in-
vestigation by the Wright County
Sheriffs Office.
by John Holler
In 2013, the Wright County
Board of Commissioners ap-
proved giving $8,000 to the I-94
Corridor Coalition in hopes of get-
ting some bang for the buck in the
group's lobbying effort to get fed-
eral funding for a significant ex-
pansion project. To the surprise of
many, the effort got approval for
up to $46 million in funding. But,
at the Jan. 28 meeting of the
county board, the commissioners
were posed with the question of
whether they should continue
funding the lobbying effort.
The issue of county funding for
the I-94 Corridor Coalition first
came up at the Dec. 17 meeting of
the county board. In a letter from
the coalition, the county was asked
to pay an additional $8,000 for
what was termed "membership
dues." It was that term that got the
item laid over and set for discus-
sion at the Jan. 28 meeting.
Maple Lake Fire Department Report
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Dept. and Ambulance Service re-
sponded to the following emer-
gencies during the past week:
Feb. 27: 5:28 p.m.: Medical
alarm. No ambulance trans-
Feb. 1, 8:59 p.m.: Medical.
No transportation.
Jan. 30, 10:04 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by Al-
lina Ambulance.
Jan. 29, 7:14 p.m.: Lift as-
sist. No ambulance transporta-
Jan 27, 8:30 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
Jan. 27, 3:19 a.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Dept. responded to the follow-
ing emergencies:
Jan. 27, 3:25 p.m.: 2928
80th St. NW, Maple Lake Twp.
for a fire alarm. Seventeen fire-
fighters responded to the page.
Jan. 29, 2:10 a.m.: Brian
and Cheryl Caughey residence,
3667 Emerson Ave. NW, Maple
Lake Twp., for a structure fire.
Nineteen firefighters responded
and extinguished the fire
around the fireplace and in the
attic area.
Barnes, Richard Edward, 51, of An-
nandale, sentenced Jan. 29 for Proba-
tion Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fifth
Degree to five days sentence to service.
Sentenced by Judge Strand.
Brummer, Taylor Ryan, 36, of
Montrose, sentenced Jan. 30 for Mis-
demeanor Domestic Assault and Mis-
demeanor Obstructing Legal Process to
90 days jail, have no contact with vic-
tim. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Chamberlain, Timothy Randle, 59,
of Monticello, sentenced Jan. 27 for
Terroristic Threats to 365 days jail,
$100 fine; 325 days stayed for two
years on conditions of probation, serve
40 days jail, pay $100 fine, have no use
or possession of alcohol or non-pre-
scription drugs, submit to random test-
ing, attend a support group, provide
DNA sample, stay out of the Uptown
Bar, have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Farris, Patricia Ann, 52, of Monti-
cello, sentenced Jan. 23 for Gross Mis-
demeanor Theft to 365 days jail, $50
fine; 335 days stayed for two years on
conditions of probation, serve 30 days
jail, pay $50 fine plus surcharges, pay
$75 public defender co-payment, pay
restitution, complete cognitive skill
training, have no same or similar vio-
lations. Sentenced by Judge Strand.
Fritze, Charles Timothy, 41, of Al-
bertville, sentenced Jan. 27 for Misde-
meanor Assault in the Fifth Degree to
90 days jail, $300 fine; 87 days stayed
for one year on conditions of probation,
serve 3 days jail, pay $300 fine plus
surcharges, have no contact with vic-
tim, complete Wright County Batterer's
Intervention Program and follow all
recommendations, undergo a chemical
dependency evaluation, have no use or
possession of alcohol or non-prescrip-
tion drugs, submit to random testing,
have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
Gipson, Linda Sue, 52, of Annan-
dale, sentenced Jan. 23 for Probation
Violations for Terroristic Threats to 18
months prison. Sentenced for Proba-
tion Violations for Possession of Bur-
glary or Theft Tools to 17 months
prison, concurrent. Sentenced by Judge
Hansen-Maier, Michael Lee, 26, of
Monticello, sentenced Jan. 23 for
Felony Controlled Substance Crime in
the Third Degree to 24 months prison.
Sentenced by Judge Strand.
Hommerding, Nathan Joseph, 38,
of Otsego, sentenced Jan. 22 for Gross
Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to
365 days jail, $100 fine; 360 days
stayed for two years on conditions of
probation, serve five days jail, pay $100
fine, attend MADD Panel, have no use
or possession of alcohol or non-pre-
scription drugs, submit to random test-
ing, undergo counseling and follow all
recommendations, serve 20 days on
electronic home monitoring, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Davis.
Jeske, Ricky Joe, 52, of Buffalo,
sentenced Jan. 23 for Probation Viola-
tions for Felony Assault in the Second
Degree to 27 months prison. Sentenced
for Probation Violations for Felony Re-
ceiving Stolen Property to 13 months
prison, concurrent. Sentenced for Mis-
demeanor Domestic Assault to 90 days.
Sentenced by Judge Strand.
Kable, Joshua Daniel, 30, of
Cokato, sentenced Jan. 21 for Misde-
meanor Domestic Assault to 90 days
jail. Sentenced by Judge Strand.
Lampi, Shawn William, 27, of An-
nandale, sentenced Jan. 21 for Gross
Misdemeanor Obstructing Legal
Process to 365 days jail, $50 fine; 320
days stayed for two years on conditions
of probation, serve 45 days jail, pay $50
fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public de-
fender co-payment, have no use or pos-
session of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing, attend
a support group, complete long term
domestic abuse program and follow all
recommendations, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by Judge
Lane, Timothy Jon, 22, of Delano,
sentenced Jan. 23 for Misdemeanor As-
sault in the Fifth Degree to 90 days jail,
$100 fine; 86 days stayed for one year
on conditions of probation, serve 4 days
jail, pay $100 fine, have no contact with
victim, have no same or similar viola-
tions. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Martinez, Margarita, 30, of Buffalo,
sentenced Jan. 22 for Felony Assault in
the Third Degree to a stay of imposition
for five years on conditions of proba-
tion, serve 90 days jail, pay $100 fine,
pay $75 public defender co-payment,
undergo an anger management assess-
ment and follow all recommendations,
have no contact with victim, provide
DNA sample, abide by conditions of
Wright County Human Services
Agency, have no same or similar vio-
lations. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Nichols, Phillip John, 27, of Rock-
ford, sentenced Jan. 27 for Probation
Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Second Degree DWI to 60 days jail,
serve up to 30 days on electronic home
monitoring. Sentenced by Judge
O'Connor, Casey Lynn-Marlene,
30, of Buffalo, sentenced Jan. 23 for
Felony First Degree DWI to a stay of
execution for seven years on conditions
of probation, serve 60 days jail, pay
$300 fine plus surcharges, pay $75
public defender co-payment, have no
use or possession of alcohol or non-pre-
scription drugs, submit to random test-
ing, obtain permission before leaving
the state, attend a support group, pro-
vide DNA sample, have no use or pos-
session of firearms or dangerous
weapons, stay out of establishments
where alcohol is primary means of
business, serve 120 days on electronic
home monitoring, complete intensive
supervision program and follow all rec-
ommendations, undergo a chemical de-
pendency evaluation and follow all
recommendations, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced for Pro-
bation Violations for Gross Misde-
meanor Second Degree DWI to 20
days jail, consecutive, serve 40 days
electronic home monitoring. Sentenced
by Judge Strand.
Painschab, Derek James, 22, of
Rockford, sentenced Jan. 23 for Felony
Controlled Substance Crime in the Sec-
ond Degree to a stay of execution for
25 years on conditions of probation,
serve 200 days jail, pay $85 surcharges,
pay $150 public defender co-payment,
obtain permission before leaving the
state, have no use or possession of al-
cohol or non-prescription drugs, submit
to random testing, provide DNA sam-
ple, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons, un-
dergo chemical dependency treatment
and follow all recommendations, have
no same or similar violations. Sen-
tenced by Judge Strand.
Peterson, Tanner Lee, 22, of Mon-
ticello, on Jan. 21, the charge of Assault
in the Fifth Degree was dismissed.
Price, Kelsey Elizabeth, 25, of Ot-
sego, sentenced Jan. 28 for Gross Mis-
demeanor Third Degree DWI to 365
days jail, $500 fine; 363 days stayed for
two years on conditions of probation,
serve two days jail, pay $500 fine plus
surcharges, undergo chemical depend-
ency treatment and follow all recom-
mendations, have no use or possession
of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, serve 10 days
on electronic home monitoring, have
no same or similar violations. Sen-
tenced by Judge McPherson.
Rohde, Damon John, 24, of
Cokato, sentenced Jan. 28 for Felony
Controlled Substance Crime in the
Fifth Degree to a stay of imposition for
five years on conditions of probation,
serve 85 days jail, pay $100 fine plus
surcharges, pay $75 public defender
co-payment, have no use or possession
of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, provide
DNA sample, complete cognitive skill
training, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons, obtain
permission before leaving the state, un-
dergo chemical dependency treatment
and follow all recommendations, have
no same or similar violations. Sen-
tenced for Felony Aid and Abet Receiv-
ing Stolen Property to a stay of
imposition for five years on conditions
of probation, serve 85 days jail, pay
$200 fine plus surcharges, pay $75
public defender co-payment, pay resti-
tution, follow above conditions. Sen-
tenced for Gross Misdemeanor Third
Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $200
fine; 285 days stayed for two years on
conditions of probation, serve 80 days
jail, pay $200 fine plus surcharges, pay
$75 public defender co-payment, fol-
low above conditions. Sentenced by
Judge Tenney.
Schaefer, Jessica Nicole, 23, of
Monticello, sentenced Jan. 27 for Pro-
bation Violations for Gross Misde-
meanor Third Degree DWI to five days
jail. Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
Schroeder, Steffen Lynn, 32, of
Monticello, sentenced Jan. 27 for Pro-
bation Violations for Terroristic Threats
to 120 days jail. Sentenced by Judge
Smith, Joseph Donald, 46, of
Cokato, sentenced Jan. 27 for Felony
Fleeing a Peace Officer to a stay of ex-
ecution for three years on conditions of
probation, serve 75 days jail, pay $300
fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public de-
fender co-payment, have no use or pos-
session of firearms or dangerous
weapons, have no same or similar vio-
lations. Sentenced by Judge Tenney.
Steele, Tracey Ruth, 52, of Otsego,
sentenced Jan. 23 for Misdemeanor
Fourth Degree DWI to 90 days jail,
$200 fine; 87 days stayed for two years
on conditions of probation, serve three
days jail, pay $200 fine, undergo chem-
ical dependency treatment and follow
all recommendations, have no use or
possession of alcohol or non-prescrip-
tion drugs, submit to random testing,
attend MADD Panel, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by Judge
Thompson, Hannah Lynn, 20, of St.
Bonifacius, sentenced Jan. 28 for Mis-
demeanor Disorderly Conduct to 90
days jail, $100 fine; 86 days stayed for
one year on conditions of probation,
serve 4 days jail, pay $100 fine plus
surcharges, pay $75 public defender
co-payment, pay restitution, stay out of
Buffalo Walmart, complete 80 hours
community service, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by Judge
Tipton, Matthew Michael, 31, of
Otsego, sentenced Jan. 28 for Gross
Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to
365 days jail, $50 fine; 360 days stayed
for three years on conditions of proba-
tion, serve 5 days jail, pay $50 fine plus
surcharges, undergo chemical depend-
ency treatment and follow all recom-
mendations, attend Awareness Panel
for Impaired Drivers, have no use or
possession of alcohol or non-prescrip-
tion drugs, submit to random testing,
serve 25 days on electronic home mon-
itoring, have no same or similar viola-
tions. Sentenced by McPherson.
Tullis, Shane Joseph, 25, of Delano,
sentenced Jan. 24 for Gross Misde-
meanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days
jail, $100 fine; 359 days stayed for four
years on conditions of probation, serve
6 days jail, pay $100 fine plus law li-
brary fee, complete a Level II driving
program, have no use or possession of
alcohol or non-prescription drugs, sub-
mit to random testing, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by Judge
Wegler, John William, 35, of Al-
bertville, sentenced Jan. 23 for Gross
Misdemeanor Malicious Punishment
of a Child to 365 days jail, $100 fine;
350 days stayed for two years on con-
ditions of probation, serve 15 days jail,
pay $100 fine plus surcharges, com-
plete Wright County Batterer's Inter-
vention Program, undergo counseling
and follow all recommendations, abide
by any outstanding order for protec-
tion/harassment order/no contact order,
have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Weiss, Rishia Sun, 46, of Monti-
cello, sentenced Jan. 28 for Probation
Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Third Degree DWI to five days jail.
Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
On Jan. 27, Ricky Lawrence
Dalbec, 46, of Montrose, was ar-
rested in Waverly on Wright
County warrants for failure to ap-
pear and flee police in a motor ve-
On Jan. 27, Brandon Lee
Warnke, 34, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charges of
domestic assault, fifth-degree as-
sault and domestic assault by
On Jan. 27, Kaydee Lee Wood,
33, of Otsego, was charged with
felony fifth-degree controlled sub-
stance violation.
On Jan. 28, Natalie Michelle
Ramey, 31, of Albertville, was
charged with felony financial
transaction card fraud.
On Jan. 29, James Allen Biggs,
47, of Annandale, was arrested in
Annandale on the charges of do-
mestic assault and domestic as-
sault by strangulation.
On Jan. 29, Darrin James
Christensen, 26, of Buffalo, was
arrested in Monticello on Wright
County warrants for simple rob-
bery and fifth-degree controlled
substance violation.
On Jan. 29, Michael John Stef-
fens, 31, of Monticello, was ar-
rested in Monticello on an
apprehension and detention order
from Wright County.
On Jan. 29, Chad Lee Bird, 26,
of Monticello, was arrested in
Monticello on a Wright County
warrant for theft.
On Jan. 29, Timothy Stuart
Smith, 41, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Montrose on the charge
of third-degree DWI.
On Jan. 29, John James Erick-
son, 52, of Annandale, was ar-
rested in Annandale on a
Minnesota Department of Correc-
tions warrant for parole violation.
On Jan. 29, Nathan Albert
Ross, 33, of Montrose, was ar-
rested in Montrose on a Wright
County warrant for dog running at
On Jan. 30, Tyrone Ray-Her-
bert Hylland, 31, of Buffalo, was
arrested in Buffalo on an appre-
hension and detention order from
the Minnesota Department of
On Jan. 30, Michael Lee
Beebe, 37, of Howard Lake, was
arrested in Buffalo on a Hennepin
County warrant for failure to reg-
ister a dangerous dog.
On Jan. 30, Richard Evan
Politte, 30, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on Minnesota
Department of Corrections war-
rants for second-degree assault
and first-degree criminal damage
to property.
On Jan. 30, Sara Michelle
Wynne, 19, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo Township on a
Scott County warrant for theft, a
Dakota County warrant for theft
and a Hennepin County warrant
for theft.
On Jan. 30, Nichole Marjorie
Atha, 32, of Buffalo, was arrested
in Buffalo on a Dakota County
warrant for probation violation.
On Jan. 31, Jade Monet Ris-
sell, 19, of Montrose, was arrested
in Buffalo on an apprehension and
detention order from the Min-
nesota Department of Corrections.
On Feb. 1, Edward Joseph
Michaud, 58, of Otsego, was ar-
rested in Otsego on a Stearns
County warrant for third-degree
DWI test refusal.
On Feb. 1, Joseph Michael
Higgins, 38, of Montrose, was ar-
rested in Montrose on the charges
of domestic assault and fifth-de-
gree assault.
On Feb. 1, Jeremy James
Reeve, 36, of Annandale, was ar-
rested in Maple Lake Township
on the charge of disorderly con-
On Feb. 1, Todd Burton Landy,
39, of St. Michael, was arrested in
St. Michael on the charges of
third-degree DWI and second-de-
gree DWI test refusal.
On Feb. 2, Lawrence Martin
Lofths, 33, of Otsego, was ar-
rested in Otsego on the charge of
domestic assault.
On Feb. 2, Blaine Brett Weber,
47, of Cokato, was arrested in An-
nandale on the charge of third-de-
gree DWI.
On Feb. 2, Duane Joseph Wel-
ter, 47, of Delano, was arrested in
Buffalo Township on a Hennepin
County warrant for trespassing.
On Feb. 2, Trent Rory Benson,
21, of Buffalo, was arrested in
Stearns County on a Wright
County warrant for motor vehicle
On Feb. 2, Brian Kenneth
Warn, 49, of Rockford, was ar-
rested in Rockford on the charge
of domestic assault.
On Feb. 2, Kenneth Eugene
Robasse, 74, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charges of
second-degree DWI and B card
There were 78 property-dam-
age accidents, five personal-injury
accidents, one hit-and-run acci-
dent and six car-deer accidents.
There were seven arrests for
DWI, six underage-consumption
arrests, no school bus stop arm vi-
olations and 81 tickets for miscel-
laneous traffic violations reported
this week.
County board
continued on page 12
The following candidates
have filed for township office
for the March 11 elections:
Albion: Supervisor, Dwight
Hammer, and Clerk, Debbie
Chatham: Supervisor, Mark
Lambert, and Clerk, Jim
Corinna: Supervisor, Chuck
Maple Lake: Supervisor,
Ronald Wolff.
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Feb. 6: AA & Al-Anon, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Feb. 8: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buf-
falo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
Feb. 9: Chatham Climbers
4-H Club, 6 p.m., Chatham
Township Hall, 1695 Eldridge
Ave. NW, Maple Lake. New
members always welcome. For
updated information contact
Pribyls, 320-963-3812.
Feb. 10: Social Action Min-
istry quilting group, 8 a.m., St.
Timothys Church basement.
Feb. 10: Maple Lake School
Board, 7 p.m., board room.
Feb. 10: Al-Anon and
Mens 12 Step Group, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Feb. 11: American Legion
Post 131, 7:30 p.m., Maple
Lake Legion Club.
Feb. 11: AA & Gamblers
Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo
Evangelical Free Church, 2051
50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 &
Feb. 11: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United
Methodist Church of Annan-
dale, 250 Oak Ave. N.; 320-274-
Feb. 11: Celebrate Recov-
ery (non-denominational Chris-
tian-based recovery program), 7
p.m., Monticello Covenant
Church; 763-295-2112.
Feb. 11: Living with
Parkinsons Under the Age of
60, 6:30-8 p.m., Saron Lutheran
Church, Big Lake. Caregivers
welcome; no children, please.
Camille, 763-350-7401.
Feb. 12: Friends of the
Maple Lake Library, 4:30
p.m., city hall.
Bill Ditter II was named Fire-
fighter of the Year. ... Eight sen-
iors at Maple Lake High School
competed for the titles of Miss
Maple Lake, two princesses and
Miss Congeniality. ... The Mes-
sengers advertising manager,
Kayla Erickson, earned two
awards at the MNA convention .
... And thats the way it was five
years ago this week.
The Maple Lake City Council
approved a resolution for street
improvements for Ash Ave. and
Star Street. ... The volunteer fire
department increased its number
of firefighters from 27 to 32. ...
Jerome Paumen, former mayor
of Maple Lake, passed away. ...
And thats the way it was 15
years ago this week.
Nineteen candidates regis-
tered for titles at the St. Patricks
Day Festival. ... Maple Lakes
Municipal Liquor Store showed
a net profit of $62,382.00. ...Fire
destroyed a landmark home built
in 1914 by Peter Hamm. The
Hinz family was able to escape
in -27 degree temperatures. ...
Val Hennen won the Star Trib-
une State Spelling Bee for
grades 5 through 8. ... And thats
the way it was 25 years ago this
Proceeds from the Lions Club
Benefit Party were to go to the
purchase of a swimming raft at
the Lions beach on Maple Lake.
...David Loch, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Loch, was featured
in the Diaper Parade. ... Lean
ground beef could be purchased
for .89 cents a pound at Andys
Red Owl. ... ... And thats the
way it was 50 years ago this
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics,
provided by Wright County Public
Health, provides foot care for the
senior citizens of Wright County.
Toenail trimming is offered to meet
the needs of those seniors who
have a health condition such as di-
abetes or are unable to trim toenails
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics
will be charging a $15 fee for foot
care services. This fee is necessary
because the clinics are no longer
being funded by grant money.
However, if you are unable to pay
the fee, you will not be turned
away. The clinics are hosted from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions,
please ask clinic staff or call WC
Public Health at 1-800-362-3667
or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, Feb. 11: Cokato
Edgewood Gables Apartments,
600 3rd St. E., Cokato
Tuesday, Feb. 18: Maple Lake
Manor East Apartments, 333 2nd
St. West, Maple Lake
To see the full schedule, you
can visit the website at:
60+ and Healthy Clinics
BCTs Dixie Swim Club begins Friday
Celebrating more than 25 years of productions, Buffalo Community
Theater is happy to announce their upcoming show, The Dixie Swim
Club, a laugh-filled look at friendship through the years. Five southern
women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim
team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relation-
ships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet to catch up, laugh
and meddle in each others lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four
of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.
Performances are Feb. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 and
16 at 2 p.m. in the Discovery Center auditorium. To purchase advance
tickets online, which is recommended, log on to and click
on Box Office.
Red Cross upcoming blood drives in WC
Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives. Appointments to
give blood can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting red-
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright County: Feb. 6:
12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Community Center, Center Avenue and 2nd Street
in Montrose; Feb. 12: 1 to 7 p.m. at Community Center, 505 Walnut St.
in Monticello; 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Our Fathers Lutheran Church, 3903
Gilbert Ave. SE in Rockford; Feb. 13: 1 to 7 p.m. at St. Alberts Parish
Center, 11400 57th St. NE in Albertville; Feb. 24: 1 to 7 p.m. at First Bap-
tist Church, 395 Broadway Ave. N in Cokato; Feb. 27: 1 to 7 p.m. at Clas-
sic Rides & Rods, 220 Poplar Lane S in Annandale.
Lake Maria State Park to host winter candlelight
event for all ages on Saturday
A candlelight event will be held at Lake Maria State Park in Monticello
on Saturday, Feb. 8, where they will have a candelight snowshoe from 6
to 9 p.m. Additional information can be found at
dlelight. After participants explore trails lined with lanterns or luminaries,
they can enjoy refreshments and warm up by a fire.
People can rent or check out equipment at some parks (rental cost is
typically $6/person/day for snowshoes or $10/person/day for cross-coun-
try skis, boots and poles). The DNR advises calling in advance to confirm
availability. A vehicle permit is required to enter state parks ($5 for a one-
day permit or $25 for a year-round permit). Those who dont already have
a state parks vehicle permit can purchase one at any of the parks.
Candidates visiting Tea Party Tuesday
The Wright County Tea Party Patriots, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, will be
hosting a double-header event as both Congressional District 6 candidate
Tom Emmer and U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden will be on hand
to discuss their respective races and answer questions.
Tom Emmer, from Delano, is a former state representative. In 2004, he
was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and re-elected in
2006 and 2008. Businessman, Mike McFadden, is a candidate for U.S.
Senate to unseat Sen. Al Franken.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Due to the an-
ticipated attendance, the event will be at the Buffalo American Legion
Post 270, located at 304 10th Ave. S, Buffalo, between Cub Foods and
Target. Also, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a viewing of Lesson 2, "How Mar-
kets Work," and Lesson 3, "Understanding Demand," part of the Eco-
nomics 101 video series produced by Hillsdale College.
"Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow!"
Ladies, that's the catchy theme for a great Valentine brunch at 9:30
a.m. Feb. 13 at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale. Bring your friends
and plan on laughing a lot as you listen to speaker Rita Weber of Sioux
Falls, SD. She's an award winning humorist with the Toastmasters Inter-
national Org. and will entertain you with lovely music and a message
called "DOA: Destined on Arrival." You'll also hear about the Epilepsy
Foundation of St. Cloud with Kris Moen. Make reservations by calling
Sheree before 8 p.m. at 320-963-6625, Dawn at 612-723-3905 or email This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Min-
March 1 is Monticello Photo Show deadline
The Monticello Camera Club is currently accepting submissions for
the 11th annual Monticello Photo Show Saturday and Sunday, March 29-
30, in River City Extremes newly-remodeled banquet room. Photogra-
phers of all skill levels are invited to enter, and information on submissions
can be found at Entries are due
no later than March 1. Admission to the photo show is free, and everyone
is welcome to attend and vote for their favorite entries. For more infor-
mation, visit, or call Bob Somerville at 763-
St. Patricks parade registration now open
The 37th annual Maple Lake St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place
Saturday, March 15. The parade will take place rain, snow or shine at
1:30 p.m. with line-up starting at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Divi-
sion and Park in downtown Maple Lake. Parade entries are currently
being accepted and are due by March 4. Applications may be dropped
off at Roger's BP Amoco, mailed to P.O. Box 267 in Maple Lake or
emailed to
Local Roots open houses Feb. 6, 13 and 20
Launching in March, the Local Roots Food Co-op Online Market-
place will feature produce from farmers and producers located mostly
in the tri-county area. Dairy, meats, grains, vegetables and personal care
products are some of the many products that will eventually be avail-
able for purchase. Buyers will be able to log on to the website, select
and purchase their items from SaturdayWednesday every week. On
Thursdays, farmers and producers will bring their orders to be distrib-
uted at the Buffalo Community Center (206 Central Avenue), from 48
Open Houses will be Feb. 6, 13 and 20 from 5-8 p.m. at The Buffalo
Community Center (206 Central Avenue, Buffalo). For more informa-
tion:, click on SHOP. Follow Local Roots
on Facebook for timely updates on the progress of this new endeavor:
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 informa-
tion, call 320-963-5771.
MONDAY, Feb. 10
Beef Tips in Gravy, Egg Noo-
dles, French-Cut Green Beans,
Pineapple, Pudding
TUESDAY, Feb. 11
Chicken ala King, Baking
Powder Biscuit, Peas & Carrots,
Orange Wedges, Mississippi Mud
Hot Roast Pork Sandwich,
Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy,
Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce
Hamburger-Tomato Casserole,
Corn, Lettuce Salad, Wheat Din-
ner Roll, Sugar Cookie
FRIDAY, Feb. 14
Valentines DayBrown-
Sugar Glazed Pork Chop,
Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Peas &
Mushrooms, Dinner Roll, Fluffy
Cherry Cheesecake
Senior Dining menu Feb. 10 - Feb. 14
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
van. For WOW van sites, ap-
pointments or questions, call
Rosemary at 682-7717 or toll
free, 1-800-362-3667, Ext.
Wellness on Wheels Services
include: Adult and Child Immu-
nizations; Health Screening:
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cho-
lesterol (by appointment), Preg-
nancy, Health and Wellness;
Child Car Seat Check (by ap-
pointment); Information about:
Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise,
Nutrition, Recommendations for
Routine Medical Care, Safety -
Individual, Home, Car Seat,
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parent-
ing, Child Health, Growth &
Development, Reproductive
Health & Family Planning, In-
fectious Diseases, Chronic Ill-
ness, Unhealthy Lifestyle
Behaviors, such as Smoking,
Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Un-
safe Sex; Information and Assis-
tance in Accessing Resources.
For appointments or ques-
tions, call 763-682-7717, or toll-
free at 1-800-362-3667, ext.
7717. For immunizations, bring
past immunization records to the
van, if available. * Van hours
Monday through Thursday are
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, Feb. 6: Cub
Foods, Monticello
Tuesday, Feb. 11: Coborns,
Wednesday, Feb. 12: Bank
West, Hanover
Thursday Feb. 13: Market-
place, Annandale
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
Wellness on Wheels
55+ Driver Improvement Program
The Minnesota Highway
Safety Center will be offering
55+ Driver Improvement Pro-
gram courses on the following
February 10th & 11th (8
Hour First Time Course); 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Buffalo
Community Center, 206 Central
Ave., Buffalo
The Driver Improvement
course is open to the public; pre-
registration is required. A MN
Highway Safety & Research
Center certified instructor
teaches this class. By utilizing
the most up-to-date research in
the field, participants will be
provided the latest information
in regards to driver safety, new
laws, and vehicle technology.
The fee for the four-hour re-
fresher course is $20.00 and the
eight-hour course is $24.00. For
more information or to register,
visit or
call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-234-
Persons age 55 and older who
complete the course qualify for
a 10% discount on their auto in-
surance premiums for three
years, according to Minnesota
law. First-time participants must
complete the initial eight hours
of training and a four-hour re-
fresher class every three years to
maintain the 10% discount.
Maple Lake Messenger Page 4
February 5, 2014
Wright-Hennepin awards True Friends
True Friends President and CEO Ed Stracke receives a check
from Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association Key
Account Executive Lane Wilson for a recently completed
lighting retrofit. Wilson and Stracke were joined by Steve Pe-
terson of S & P Electric and Camp Courage employee Dewey
Ashenmacher. (Photo submitted)
Wright-Hennepin Cooperative
Electric Association recently pre-
sented True Friends a WH com-
mercial member with an $11,248
grant to help with the installation
of energy-efficient innovations at
its Camp Courage facility near
Maple Lake. Energy grants are
awarded to businesses that install
energy-efficient equipment, reduc-
ing electricity consumption. As a
non-profit organization, True
Friends qualified for the funds to
assist with conservation.
True Friends used the funds to
help cover the cost of high-effi-
ciency lighting at Camp Courage.
The project replaced outdated
lights with high-efficiency fluores-
cents and LED lights, which are
estimated to reduce electric use by
more than 10,650 kilowatt hours
annually. S & P Electric, of Maple
Lake, installed the new lighting.
Were extremely grateful to
WH for this grant, True Friends
President and CEO Ed Stracke
said. Not only will True Friends
reduce its electric consumption,
but the savings can now be used to
provide life-changing experiences
to even more children and adults
with disabilities.
Each year, WH invests more
than $500,000 toward residential
and commercial conservation pro-
grams per requirements of the
Minnesota Department of Com-
merce, including about $100,000
in energy efficient grants to com-
mercial customers.
This was an excellent oppor-
tunity to implement improved en-
ergy efficiencies while benefiting
a great charitable organization like
True Friends Camp Courage.
Helping customers is what we are
all about, said WH Key Account
Executive Lane Wilson.
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 that provides
local home security solutions as
well as monitors alarm systems for
more than 50,000 customers in 32
states and three Canadian
Visit us on the web at
Maple Lake Messenger Page 5
February 5, 2014
Lions, Legion Auxiliary donate
clothing to needy veterans
Annandale Cokato
Prices Good
Feb. 4 - Feb. 9
Quantity Rights Reserved
Annandale: Hwy. 55 (320) 274-3828
7 a.m- 9 p.m. 7 Days a Week
Cokato: Hwy. 12 (320) 286-6341
7 a.m. - 10 p.m. 7 Days a Week
Maple Lake 320-963-5731
View Obituaries, Guestbooks
& Videos Online
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple Lake
Ph.: 763-463-9447
Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Girl Scouts; 7 p.m.,
Revelation Bible Study.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15
a.m., Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Con-
temporary Service; 12:30 p.m., Youth
Mission Trip Meeting at Faith.
MON.: 1 p.m., First of All Prayer Group,
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesday;
7 p.m., Confirmation, Senior High Youth.
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
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.
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
SAT.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Youth Bagging at
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Fellowship; 11 a.m., Confirmation.
WED.: 7 p.m., Choir.
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.
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957; 605-
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Sun-
day School, Bible Study.
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS: 1:30 p.m., Moms in Prayer; 7
p.m., CryOut Practice.
FRI.: 6 p.m., Prayer Vigil.
SAT.: 7:30 a.m., Mens Breakfast; 9:30
a.m., Local Evangelism.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11 a.m.,
Worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 6
p.m., Gospel Life.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer; 7
p.m., Mens Bible Study.
TUES.: 3:30 p.m., Friends of Faith; 5:45
p.m., Evangelism; 7 p.m., Celebrate Re-
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m.,
Awana; 7 p.m., Womens Bible Study,
Solid Rock, Leadership Night, Elder Info
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
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.
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service
w/Communion ; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
School & Bible Study.
WED.: 4:30 p.m., Bible Study.
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The Market-
Ph.: 320-248-6024
Lead Pastor: Jason Pence & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; En-
ergized Music and Quality Childrens
Programs Provided.
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship w/Commu-
nion; Family Night.
WED.: ELCAMeeting; Call 320-963-
3284 for Time.
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship.
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m.,
Church Service.
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278;
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:30
a.m., Bible Study and Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults Group.
WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m.,
Confirmation Class.
WED.: Discussion Group Meets the 2nd
& 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru May, 7:30
p.m., at Buffalo Community Center,
Across the Street from the Post Office at
206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25). For More In-
formation, Call Luke at 763-682-4616 or
Visit Everyone is wel-
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd. 113)
Ph. 763-682-6846;
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups; 7:30
a.m., AA& Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Mens Small Group; 7 p.m.,
Small Groups.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, Cof-
fee Fellowship, Childrens Church; 11
a.m., Sunday School for All Ages; 6 p.m.,
Youth Groups; 7 p.m., Small Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Womens Bible Study;
7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry; 7:30
p.m., Mens Small Group, AA, GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice.
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
FRI.: 6:30 p.m., BCC Homeschoolers.
SAT.: Computer Doctor; 9:30 a.m.,
Womens Daniel Bible Study.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30
& 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship,
Swimming Upstream; 11 a.m., Confirma-
tion Class; Noon, Baptism; 6 p.m., An-
nual Meeting; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out.
MON.: 9 a.m., Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Womens Bible Study, Victory Band
Practice; 7 p.m., BBI-Matthew, Commis-
sion Meetings; 8:15 p.m., Council Meet-
TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters; 9 a.m.,
MOPS Steering; 1:30 p.m., S.A.L.T.
Planning; 8 p.m., Womens Volleyball.
WED.: 9 a.m., Shuffleboard; 5 p.m.,
Awana Supper; 6 p.m., Awana, Hang
Time; 6:30 p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation.
THURS.: 6 a.m., Mens Bible Study;
Noon, Study & Soup Group; 6:30 p.m.,
Purity Platoon, Worship Team Practice;
6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal; 8 p.m., Deep
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
Secretarys office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service.
Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover; 612-
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Ele-
mentary School Gymnasium.
8464 160th St. N.W.
Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750
Interim Pastor: Bob Morton
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.
Mi chael
D. Kelly,
age 70, of
Maple Lake,
died Satur-
day, Jan. 25,
2014, at the
St. Cloud
Ve t e r a n s
tion Medical Center.
Private family services were
Michael Donald Kelly was
born Nov. 3, 1943, in Minneapo-
lis to Donald and Dorothy (An-
derson) Kelly. He graduated
from Minneapolis Central with
the Class of 1961. On Sept. 30,
1961, Michael was united in
marriage to Wendy Smith in San
Diego, Calif. He retired from 30
years in the commercial con-
struction industry. Michael en-
joyed woodworking and home
repair. He was a loving husband,
amazing father and grandfather
who shared his love of adventure
with his family. He is deeply
loved and will be missed always.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 52 years, Wendy, of
Maple Lake; children and their
spouses: Elizabeth and Todd
Borell, of Maple Lake; Paul and
Roxanne Kelly, of Albertville;
and Richard and Jill Kelly, of
Litchfield; sister Sherrie Kelly,
of Oakdale; 14 grandchildren:
Michael, Dustin, Lexi, Tori,
Kyle, Abby, Brandon, Jovan,
Briana, Dylan, Emma, Dallas,
Rachel and Noah; and four
Donna J.
Boberg, age
77, of Maple
Lake, and
formerly of
Savage, died
peacefully at
her home on
Friday, Jan.
31, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial will
be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at
St. Timothy Catholic Church,
Maple Lake, with Fr. John
Meyer as the celebrant. Burial
will be at Ft. Snelling National
Cemetery in Minneapolis at a
later date. Friends may call from
9:30-10:40 a.m. Saturday at
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel,
Maple Lake. Memorials are pre-
ferred to the Allina Health Hos-
pice Foundation or the American
Cancer Society.
Donna Jean Boberg was born
Aug. 24, 1936, in Winona to Au-
gust and Florence (Gibbons)
Jereczek in Winona. She grew
up in Pine Creek, Wis. and grad-
uated from Arcadia High
School. Donna taught her family
by example and lived a life of
compassion, faith and service to
her community. If she wasnt en-
joying time with her family and
friends, she enjoyed traveling,
gardening, sewing, quilting and
baking. Donna and Merle loved
their life on Maple Lake and
spending winter months in
Mesa, Ariz. Donna created a
close-knit family that loved to
Michael Kelly, Maple Lake
Donna Boberg, Maple Lake
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Make a Souffle for
Valentines Day!
FREE cooking class
Planning ahead for your
next party...
The Marketplace
has trays and
platters for any
size gathering!
Class will be held at The Marketplace in Annandale.
Please register online or
at the store.
Wed, Feb 5th
Every wondered how to make a souffle? This is
the class for you! Clint Hedtke will teach us how to
make a cheese souffle along with a vegetable side
dish, perfect for a main course. Clint will also
teach us how to prepare a chocolate souffle for
Grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamin C and are
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Grapefruit contain beneficial antioxidants that help support
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spend time together. She was a
friend to many and will be
dearly missed.
Donna is survived by her lov-
ing husband of 58 years, Merlin;
five daughters, Karen (Steve)
Schaub, of Bloomington; Deb-
bie (Scott) Grieve, of Deep-
haven; Kathy (Glenn) Morse, of
Apple Valley; Denise (Rick)
Schroeder, of Eagan; and Renee
(Mark) Dawson, of Chaska; sis-
ters, Rose Marie Bronk, Dorothy
Herber and Mary Ann Goree;
brother, Jim Jereczek; grandchil-
dren, Travis, Ryan, Tyler,
Christopher, Matthew, Alec,
Jason, Heather, Taylor, Trent and
Tara; great-grandchildren,
Emma, Hunter, Lily, and Mason.
Urn bearers will be Travis
Morse, Ryan Schroeder, Tyler
Morse, Christopher Schroeder,
Matthew Schaub, Alec Grieve,
Jason Schaub and Trent Daw-
son. Gift bearers will be Heather
Grieve, Taylor Dawson and Tara
Dawson. Krista Elsenpeter Tar-
box, Sarah Goelz and Anne
Pribyl will provide the music for
the service. Service arrange-
ments are entitled with Ding-
mann Funeral Care Burial &
Cremation Services of Maple
Obituary and guestbook are
available online at www.ding- The Maple Lake Lions and Legion Auxiliary were proud to
donate more than $1300 in clothing to needy veterans
through the St. Cloud Veterans Administration recently.
(Photo submitted by Maple Lake Lions)
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15 Years of
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Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Your Fast, Friendly Full Service Pharmacy for over 70 years!
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February 5, 2014
MONDAY, Feb. 10
French toast stick w/syrup or choice of 2
cereals, whole wheat toast, jelly/mar-
garine, fruit selection, milk
TUESDAY, Feb. 11
Late start
WG pancake on a stick, cheese stick or
choice of 2 cereals, whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk
Papettis cheese omelet, potato triangle or
choice of 2 cereals, whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk
FRIDAY, Feb. 14
WG pop tart, cheese stick or choice of 2
cereals, whole wheat toast, jelly/mar-
garine, fruit selection, milk
MONDAY, Feb. 10
Chicken salad sliders, chef salad or French
toast, syrup, scrambled eggs, hot ham &
cheese on a WG bun; tri-tators, kale salad,
tomato wedges; fresh fruit, canned fruit,
TUESDAY, Feb. 11
Ham sub, chicken Caesar salad or chicken
nuggets, garlic breadstick, chicken alfredo
pasta, garlic breadstick; green peas, baby
carrots, cucumber slices; fresh fruit,
canned fruit, milk
Honey-mustard ham wrap, southwest
chicken salad or beefy nachos w/cheese
sauce, chicken patty on a bun; shredded
lettuce, black beans, tomatoes; fresh fruit,
canned fruit, milk
Yogurt pak, cravin craisin chicken salad or
pulled pork on a bun, baked beans, sloppy
Joe, baked beans; broccoli salad, garbanzo
beans, celery sticks; fresh fruit, canned
fruit, milk
FRIDAY, Feb. 14
Deli sandwich, crispy chicken salad or fish
patty w/cheese on a bun, homemade cheese
bread w/marinara sauce; broccoli, baby
carrots, cucumber ranch salad; fresh fruit,
canned fruit, milk
Band boosters award scholarships
At the January meeting, the Maple Lake High School Band Boosters awarded $500 scholar-
ships to 2013 graduates Patrick McCune and Brandon Prowatzke (center). Both McCune
and Prowatzke were actively involved with pep, jazz, concert and marching bands through-
out junior and senior high school. Prowatzke is pursuing a degree in secondary social stud-
ies education at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and is involved with the jazz band at
St. Scholastica in Duluth. McCune is attending Augsburg College with a future goal of be-
coming a doctor. He is involved with the jazz and concert bands at Augsburg.
Post Prom Party,
Schwans partnering
for fundraiser
A new fundraising partnership
with Schwans will benefit the
Maple Lake High School Post
Prom Party. Visit
prom or mention the Maple Lake
Post Prom when ordering and be-
tween 20 to 40 percent of the pur-
chase will be donated to support
the event.
Wurm, Bruns honored
for academics at SMSU
Two Maple Lake graduates
have been honored for achieve-
ment during the fall semester at
Southwest Minnesota State Uni-
versity. Mitch Wurm received
high honors for maintaining a
grade point average of at least
3.8. Megan Bruns received hon-
ors for maintaining a GPA be-
tween 3.5 and 3.79.
Three named to NDSU
fall deans list
Three students from Maple
Lake have been named to the
North Dakota State Universitys
deans list for earning a GPA of
at least 3.5. Emalee J. Bryant is a
business administration major.
Brett Kvam is a zoology major.
Christopher J. Yanta is an indus-
trial engineering and manage-
ment major.
Lauer named to St.
Scholastica deans list
Dominic Lauer, of Maple
Lake, was named to the deans
list at The College of St. Scholas-
tica in Duluth for achieving a
GPA of at least 3.75. Lauer is ma-
joring in nursing.
Puncochar named to
Ridgewater deans list
Jennifer Puncochar, of Maple
Lake, has been named to the
Ridgewater College deans list
for maintaining a GPA of at least
Fournier named to UW-
River Falls deans list
Alec Fournier, of Maple Lake,
was named to the deans list at
the University of Wisconsin-
River Falls for earning a GPA of
at least 3.5. Fournier is majoring
in business administration.
Jude named to deans
list at Creighton
Gabriella Jude, of Maple
Lake, was named to the deans
list at Creighton University for
ranking in the top 10 percent of
her class and earning a GPA of at
least 3.5. Jude is a junior in the
College of Nursing.
Three named to MSU-
Mankato honor list
Daniel Becker, Brady Gagnon
and Brittany Negley, all of Maple
Lake, have been named to the
Minnesota State University,
Mankato deans list for earning a
GPA between 3.5 and 3.99.
Several named to MSU-
Moorhead deans list
The following students have
been named to the Minnesota
State University-Moorhead
deans list for maintaining a GPA
of at least 3.25: Clarice Hickman,
a 2012 graduate from Maple
Lake High School from Buffalo,
majoring in graphic communica-
tions; Hannah Klug, a 2013
MLHS graduate, majoring in el-
ementary inclusive education;
Baylyn Riviere, a 2013 MLHS
graduate from South Haven, ma-
joring in film production;
Samantha Szczesny, a 2012
MLHS graduate, majoring in
graphic communications; and
Erica Zander, a 2011 MLHS
graduate majoring in theatre arts.
Three named to deans
list at Winona State
Justin Bidwell, Travis Colbert
and Elly Muller, all of Maple
Lake, have been named to the
Winona State University deans
list for achieving a GPA of at
least 3.5.
Wolff graduates from
Winona State
Morgan Wolff, of Maple
Lake, graduated from Winona
State University with a Bachelor
of Science degree in biology fol-
lowing the fall semester.
School News
District 881 menus
After talking about Martin
Luther King Jr.s Dream
speech, Tim Stalochs fourth-
grade students wrote about
their dream they thought
would make the world a better
Alyssa Hadler I have a
dream that one day we will
come to our senses and help
the hungry. We, as Americans
have more food than we know
what to do with. About half of
the food that is bought or
grown here is thrown away.
People in other parts of the
world dont get a lot of food
and sometimes go for weeks
without anything to eat. I dont
think thats right. People die
every day because of hunger.
Countries such as Haiti used to
be filled with lush greens and
now its all gone because peo-
ple cut it down so that they
could make money. No one can
grow anything there now be-
cause the soil has lost all of its
nutrients. The majority of their
food has to be imported from
other countries. Some of the
people who arent as fortunate
to get some of this imported
food eat mud filled with para-
sites because the pain from
hunger is so bad. Growing
children get sick eating such
things. If people keep cutting
down all of the earths trees
and other plants the same thing
will happen everywhere.
Kyle Edmonson I have a
dream that one day all orphans
will be adopted. I believe that
all kids deserve to have a fam-
ily that loves and cares for
them. I have a dream that peo-
ple that are sick will be healed
from their diseases. I have a
dream that no one will go hun-
Abby Paumen I have a
dream that one day there will
be no wars and that people will
sit and talk through their prob-
lems. I have a dream that sci-
entists will find a cure for
cancer. I have a dream that
there will be no poor people in
the world.
Isaac Greenhagen I have a
dream that someday everyone
will have a home and food on
their plate. I have a dream that
all people and every animal
will be treated with kindness.
Sydney Reardon I have a
dream that someday the prices
will go down in stores so that
more people can afford
clothes. I have a dream that
there wont be poor people. I
have a dream that we will find
a cure for cancer.
Sophia Pribyl I have a
dream that one day all the peo-
ple in the world have enough
food and clothing. I also have
a dream that all the bullying
stops so people can feel good
about themselves. Another
dream that I have is that all
people in Ethiopia get every-
thing they need to be healthy.
Sawyer Jurgens I have a
dream that one day people
wont be poor and they can
buy more food so they wont
starve. I have another dream
that people wouldnt start wars
so no one gets hurt. I also hope
that everyone who is sick in
the hospital will get better so
they will live longer. Another
one of my dreams is that they
will find a cure for cancer so
no one has to go through a lot
of changes.
Brady Jensen I have a
dream that people wont get
cancer and that there wont be
any more wars. I have a dream
that there will be no more peo-
ple starving.
Breanna Blizil I have a
dream that there will be no
more people who die in wars,
or from cancer and that there
will be no more starving peo-
Elijah Elsenpeter I have a
dream that there will be no
more smoking because smok-
ing makes people sick, and that
people will clean up the planet.
I have a dream that no more
people will get sick from can-
Cadence Pipenhagen I
have a dream that one day
everyone will have a home so
they dont freeze. I also have a
dream that doctors will find a
cure for cancer. My final
dream is that there will be no
more wars so people wont die
from violence.
Aidan Kolehmainen I have
a dream that there will be
homes for everyone, rich and
poor. I have a dream that peo-
ple will stop smoking so that
they wont die from cigarettes.
I have a dream that people will
stop killing people in war and
try to solve their problems in a
peaceful way.
Everett Barker I have a
dream that people will be
judged on how smart they are
instead of how they look. I
have another dream that the
homeless people will have a
place to live. My last dream is
that people would help people
who are starving.
Bradan Heald I have a
dream that one day the world
wont have wars and people
will live in peace. I have an-
other dream that people will
stop littering and start recy-
cling. My final dream is that
one day people will find a cure
for cancer.

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Its acceptable for them to
stand up and dance and not be
shooshed, she said.
Her cast certainly wont be
staying in one place, as they
command the stage and fill the
aisles on more than one occasion.
School House Rock Live!
brings to life the educational car-
toons that were created more
than 40 years ago and continue to
live on in the hearts of many.
Everyone remembers these
songs, Manuel said. That
makes it more interactive for the
many people who have been im-
pacted: Those who saw it in the
70s, those who saw it in the 90s
and the students of teachers who
still use these songs in their
classrooms today.
How many of the classic
tunes are included?
With 21 songs, its an ambi-
tious undertaking, Manuel said.
Those songs, and the charac-
ters who sing them, help a new
teacher played by Deb Geyen
calm her nerves as she prepares
for her first day of school.
Shes nervous but figments
of her imagination show up and
teach her, Manuel said. They
take the cartoons and string them
together. You get all the favorites.
They picked out the best songs,
the ones that get stuck in your
head and you cant get them
Of course, that includes Im
Just a Bill, Conjunction Junc-
tion and The Preamble.
That last classic has a special
place in Manuels heart.
School House Rock helped
me memorize the Preamble to
the Constitution for my ninth-
grade civics class, she said.
But even youngsters who are
new to the songs are likely to
pick up on them quickly.
We tested it out on a cast
members granddaughter and she
loved it, Manuel said. She
couldnt stay in her seat. Its
bright, colorful and fun. Its a
great way to spend an hour and a
half and the money goes to a
good cause.
A portion of the proceeds will
support the Maple Lake High
School drama department. Past
funds have been used to purchase
headset microphones.
That technology will help the
audience hear every word, even
when the band is cranking out
the music.
The band is smoking hot,
Manuel said. There are a couple
guys from the first musical that
are back and everyone is excep-
Manuel believes the 14 cast
members are exceptional as well.
Were very blessed with
everyone involved, Manuel
said. There are 14 in the cast
and most are on the stage all the
time. Some have maybe five
minutes off stage, but some are
on the stage all the time.
Shes proud of the work
theyve put into the production
and hopes the community shows
up in force to support it.
I really hope parents and
grandparents come, bring their
kids or their neighbors kids and
have a ball.
School House Rock
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Maple Lake Elementary announces Battle of the Books winners
Maple Lake Elementary recently hosted the Battle of the books for students in second
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teamwork and have fun while competing with others. This was the eighth year of the
competition for third through sixth grade and the third year for second grade. Pictured
clockwise, starting from the top right, are the winners from each grade. The second-
grade winners were Alice Ketchum (third place), Adison Gorres (third place), Logan
Salmela (second place), Olivia Hendrickson (second place), Ellie Fuller (first place) and
Lily Girard (first place). The third-grade winners were Yvette Johnson (first place), Au-
drey Beffel (first place), Noah Gindele (second place), Mitchell Koss (second place),
Austin Morton (third place) and Jacob Klatt (third place). The fourth-grade winners were
Calli Hadler (first place), Alyssa Hadler (first place), Eva McClelland (second place), Syd-
ney Reardon (second place), Emma Jost (third place) and Jordyn Demarais (third place).
The fifth-grade winners were Molly Erickson (first place), Noah Beffel (first place), Lyn-
dsie Carlson (second place), Jessica Kramer (second place), Daniel Neutz (third place),
Sean Zangs (third place) and Jack Holland (third place). The sixth-grade winners were
Karissa Timmers (first place), Josie Wagner (first place), Ben Skreen (second place),
Spencer Jurgens (second place), Grace Anderson (third place) and Ana Stecker (third
place). (Photos by Kath Heffron)
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by Hunter Hicks
Sports Writer
The Annandale-Maple Lake
Lightning boys had their hands
full this weekend with a hefty
load of Thursday and Friday ac-
tion, including that of some of the
most revered wrestlers in the
state. A small, but strong Orono
team kicked off the weekend
Thursday at Annandale in an ex-
plosive fashion, all a precursor for
arguably the toughest tournament
ANML has been part of this year,
the Wright County Tournament.
The Lightning had to replace
their scheduled practice on Thurs-
day with a last-minute resched-
uled duel against the Orono
Spartans, bringing four wrestlers
to face off against the Lightning
squad. Unfortunately for the
Spartans, their small numbers
were outmatched, and ANML
commanded the scoreboard with
an ending result of 72-4.
Friday introduced an entirely
different beast for the boys. This
being an individual Friday night
tournament boasting 22 state-
ranked wrestlers within its brack-
ets, 106 pounds through 285. This
glaring opposition demanded an
outstanding performance from
ANML, and they did not disap-
point, placing 12 wrestlers out of
14 en route to a fifth-place finish
as a team.
106 ANMLs Holden Youngs;
5th place:Bye, def. Wacs Jaden
Vanderhoff 9-2, lost to MWTs
Neil Schmatz by 15-0 tech fall @
3:32; lost to Orns Jonathon
Schmid by fall @ 1:44; def.
Wacs Jaden Vanderhoff 16-8
major decision.
113 ANMLs Nate Carlson;
3rd place: Bye; Bye; lost by fall
@ 3:42 to GSL/LPs Jacob Jew-
ett; def. Hutchs Dylan Pundsack
7-1; def. MWTs Lee Schmalz 4-
120 ANMLs Tanner Vassar;
3rd place: Bye; def. GSL/LPs
Kole Polzin by fall @ 1:40; lost
3-2 to NLS Tom Stageberg; def.
Hutchs Jayden Mackedanz by
fall @ 3:45; def. Wacs Justin
Schultz 16-10.
126 ANMLs Cullen Gal-
lagher; 6th place: Bye; lost by fall
at 2:30 to Hutchs Riley Drew;
Bye; def. Wacs Ben Garnatz;
Cullen 4-1; lost 7-3 to Lits Derek
Fruetel; lost 6-4 to GSL/LPs
Aaron Donnay
132 ANMLs Joe Mosley; 4th
place: Bye; def. NLS Ben
Tiffany by a fall @ 2:21; lost 6-2
to Hutchs Tryston Kostelecky;
def. Dels Sam Oeffling by a fall
@ :40; lost 6-0 to MWTs Ryan
138 ANMLs Hunter
Malachek; 6th place: Bye; lost
18-2 @5:21 to GSL/LPs Bran-
don Richter; def. Dels Jack
Schweiss; by fall @ 4:05; lost 3-
0 to MWTs Drake Heath; lost by
fall @ :55 to GSL/LPs Brandon
145 ANMLs Walker Rask;
5th place: Bye; def. MWTs John
Byers; Walker by fall @ 1:07; lost
to Wacs Jacob Steinbauer to a 17-
0 tech fall @ 4:25; lost 7-1 to Lits
Connor Hoff; def. MWTs John
Byers by fall @ 1:48
152 ANMLs Chandler Rask;
4th place: Bye; def. Dels Marty
by fall @ 1:24; lost 17-1 tech fall
24:20 to Hutchs Chris Schmidt;
Chandler; def. DCs Clay Brost 8-
4; lost 8-1 to NLS Logan Eckhoff
160 ANMLs Trae Bedford;
6th place: Bye; lost 9-2 to Wacs
Nick Green; Bye; def. MWTs
Noah Sweet 11-2; lost 12-5 to
DCs Tom Halonen; lost 3-2 to
GSL/LPs Nick Brelje
170 ANMLs Derek Tomber-
lin; 6th place: Bye; lost 5-0 to
Lits Wyatt Kaping; Bye; def.
Wacs Isaac Kluver 3-1; lost 2-1
to NLS Jared Travis; lost 4-3 to
Lits Wyatt Kaping
182 ANMLs Joe Driscoll:
Bye; lost by fall @ 2:46 to
MWTs Bryan Tierney; def. Dels
Sawyer Nelson by fall @ 3:20;
lost 10-3 to GSL/LPs John
195 ANMLs Spencer Ogden;
2nd place:Bye; def. MWTs
Travis Peterson by fall @ 5:06;
def. NLS Noah Welsh 9-3; lost
10-1 to Hutchs Paxton Jordahl
220 ANMLs Josh Gindele;
6th place: Bye; lost by fall @ 2:46
to Hutchs Jake Fink; Bye; def.
DCs Jacob Brost by fall @ :47;
lost by fall @ 1:26 to Lits Max
Kaping; lost by fall @ 2:10 to
Wacs Logan Scholla
285 ANMLs Dustin Doucett:
Bye; lost by fall @ 1:00 to
Hutchs Jacob VanderHeiden;
Bye; lost 2-1 to GSL/LPs Chris
Assistant coach Steve
Kosloski had a few words to say
about the grapplers performance.
"Our team, being as young as
they are, handled themselves very
well under the big pressure a tour-
nament like this conjures up,
Kosloski said. Even though our
team placed fifth in total points, I
am extremely proud of us, acting
mentally and physically tough
throughout the long, grueling Fri-
The Lightning were able to
hold their own this past week,
emerging from it with a few hard-
earned wins for some, and a great
experience for all. This fuels
some motivation for the boys
sensing the postseason, now only
two weeks away.
Lightning clash at Conference meet, finish fifth overall
Moose beat rivals, outshoot Lightning
Nate Carlson controls Dylan Pundsack, of Hutchinson, en route to a 7-1 decision and third-place finish overall.
(Photo by Mary Christen)
by Kari Reid
Sports Writer
On Jan. 31, the Irish boys bas-
ketball team traveled to Rock-
ford. The Irish battled the whole
way through against the Rock-
ford Rockets in a close game but
the Irish couldnt overcome the
Rockets and lost 67-62.
It was a tough loss for us,
assistant coach Brad Baumann
said. Even though we got beat,
we thought we played pretty well,
especially being short handed
with two guys unable to play.
In the first half, the Irish
scored 22 points. This wasnt
enough to come out in the lead at
the halftime buzzer with the
Rockets scoring 29 points in the
first half. The Rockets shot 40
percent while the Irish only shot
29.6 percent.
We played hard and did
some good things on both ends,
but the one area where we did
struggle was from the free throw
line. We shot well below our av-
erage from the line and that prob-
ably hurt us in the end, Bau-
mann said.
In the second half, the Irish
started making more baskets and
scored 40 points, edging the
Rockets by two points in the pe-
riod. The Irish got their shooting
efficiency up to 35.1 percent. The
extra points couldnt help the
Irish as they took home the loss.
Give Rockford credit, Bau-
mann said. They played well
and made plays down the stretch
to hold us off. In fact they had a
player hit three threes on us and
coming into the game he hadnt
made one of them all year and
thats always tough to swallow.
The lead scorer was junior
David Stokman with 26 points.
Senior Zach Johnson was also in
the double digits with 20 points.
"It was a competitive game
from start to finish, coach Tim
Staloch said. We didn't shoot
particularly well, but did enough
to stay close. We battled until the
end, but came up a little bit
We have to put this loss be-
hind us fast because we dont
have time to dwell on it, Bau-
mann added. We now have a
stretch of 10 games in 19 days
with only six regular-season prac-
tices left, which is pretty
crazy.And really all of them are
important games which will
make it tough but its also what
makes high school sports so fun.
The Irish play again Thursday
against the Kimball Cubs at 7:30
p.m. and Saturday against the
Dassel-Cokato Chargers at 1:30
p.m., both at home.
Pts Rebs Stls Asts
Z. Johnson 20 6 2 2
T. Goelz 6 5 - 1
D. Stokman 26 5 1 6
C. Olson - 1 1 -
L. Caughey 6 3 2 2
N. Paumen 2 1 - -
S. Graham - 5 - -
B. Borell 2 3 - -
Irish boys compete, but cant beat Rockets on the road
by Ashley Becker
After cold temperatures post-
poned yet another Moose hockey
game on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the
Moose faced off against the Buf-
falo Bison on Wednesda,y Jan.
29, in the second of five straight
games without a practice.
The arena was packed by 7
p.m. for the drop of the puck at
the Moose Sheritt Arena as fans
for both teams were anxious to
watch the rivalry match unfold
between the Bison and the
Moose. Previously in the season,
the Bison defeated the Moose 4-
2. Now, with the home ice advan-
tage, the Moose were ready to
even the odds between them-
selves and the Bison.
Just four minutes after the first
face off of the game, the Mooses
Colton Jones was assessed a
minor penalty for slashing. This
was Buffalos opportunity to take
first blood; however, the Moose
pulled together and exceeded ex-
pectations as senior Mason
Vetsch scored a shorthanded goal
for the Moose and put them on
the board first.
Just four minutes after the first
goal, Moose senior Oliver Winsor
scored another goal for the Mon-
ticello-Annandale-Maple Lake
Moose and brought the score at
the end of the first period to 2-0.
The second period consisted
only of penalties and back-and-
forth plays. The Moose received
three penalties, one of which was
a 10 minute major against senior
Brook Evans for unsportsmanlike
conduct. The Bison were as-
sessed two minor penalties as
The third period came and the
Moose fans grew excited as the
time for Buffalo to take back the
game was running out. The clock
counted down and, with only
seven seconds left on the clock,
the Bison managed to score on
senior Moose goalie Darien Jones
and the game ended with a final
score of 2-1
Even though the game did not
end in a shutout, the MVP was
definitely Darien Jones as he had
nearly 40 shots on goal and only
allowed one to pass.
Following a major victory
against the Buffalo Bison the
night before, the Monticello-An-
nandale-Maple Lake Moose were
fired up and ready to play against
the visiting Northern Lakes
Lightning on Thursday, Jan. 30.
The game against the Light-
ning began slower than expected.
Within the first period, there were
no goals scored and the only
penalty was a two-minute minor
assessed to the Lightning for trip-
ping. As far as shots on goal went,
the game was rather even as the
shots count at the end of the first
period was 17-11 in the Mooses
Finally in the second period
things picked up a notch and the
Moose players successfully put
five pucks into the Lightnings
net. Starting it off for the Moose
was Monticello senior Oliver
Winsor, followed by a goal by
Monticello senior Mason Vetsch.
Scoring the Mooses third point
was Winsor once again, followed
by a goal from Monticello senior
Brook Evans. Scoring his second
goal of the game and the final
goal of the second period was
The third period was domi-
nated by the Moose as they man-
aged to take a total of 27 shots on
goal and left the Lightning with
zero shots in the second period;
however, the Moose efforts could
not get any more goals scored on
the Northern Lakes goalie and
the game ended with a shots on
goal count of 62-17 and a final
score of 5-0.
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Fishing derby
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We broke every record.
He thanked everyone who
made the record-breaking day a
This is not due to one person,
but a serious committee, Olsen
said. There are 125 volunteers
that put this together.
Festivities got underway with
the fifth annual Arctic Plunge,
with 45 participants from 15 dif-
ferent entities.
Though the costume contest
did not take place, that didnt keep
contestants from plunging in a va-
riety of outfits.
Madigans employees were
the first to test the water, dressed
as Despicable Me characters.
Beckah Pipenhagen, of The V
by HH, jumped as an Eskimo,
contrasted sharply by several oth-
ers from Buffalo Bar and Grill
and Fitness Evolution who opted
for Speedos and bikinis.
Two pastors took the plunge in
different fashions. Rev. Cullyn
Curtis, of Holy Cross, parted the
water as Moses, while Fr. John
Meyer wore his clerical collar
under his St. Timothys Marathon
shirt when he jumped with
marathon coordinator Rachel
Pribyl as their payoff for the
school reaching the $20,000
fundraising goal.
Other costumes included super
heros, football jerseys, hippie
getup, a cheerleading outfit and
for the second year in a row
Flintstone characters.
A large crowd gathered around
the hole in the ice for the plunge,
which benefited the Maple Lake
Fire Department and True Friends
in addition to the Maple Lake
Property Owners Association,
which coordinates the derby each
year. About $4,800 was raised for
those causes.
As for the derby itself, 13-
year-old Trenton Miller, of Maple
Lake, took home the top prize of
a new Ice Castle Fish House with
the 39th largest northern pike. At
1.754 pounds, it narrowly beat out
Nate Probsts 38th largest north-
ern at 1.76 pounds and two fish
tied for 40th place at 1.75 pounds.
Dan Lidbergs northern pike
was clearly the largest at 7.276
In addition to those three
catches, the following rounded
out the top 39: 2) Troy Linden-
felser, 6.280; 3) Travis Nash,
5.334; 4) Tabitha Gackstettic,
3.324; 5) Nathan Kranz, 3.206; 6)
Matt Bechteld, 2.964; 7) DJ Man-
thie, 2.918; 8) Chris West, 2.698;
9) Dan Severson, 2.554; 10)
Jacob Berthiaume, 2.454; 11)
Barb Menth, 2.322; 12) Adam
Thomas, 2.248; 13) Mike Fiecke,
2.214; 14) Denny Gunia, 2.206;
15) Cole Gardner, 2.204; 16)
Brandon Lee, 2.164; 17) Mike
Goelz, 2.156; 18) Chuck B.,
2.086; 19) Justin Gallo, 2.052; 20)
Ellie Wood, 2.036; 21) Logan
Paumen, 2.026; 22) Chris Zurn,
2.016; 23) Bryce Carlson, 2.016;
24) Kelsey Kuemper, 2.010; 25)
Steve Deslauriers, 2.002; 26)
Brandon Lee, 2.002; 27) Adison
Gorres, 1.990; 28) Tom Stickney,
1.954; 29) Charmea Pollock,
1.938; 30) Zach Maans, 1.908;
31) Patty Rose, 1.894; 32) Darrin
Treanor, 1.854; 33) Katie Stumpf,
1.842; 34) Jane Korfe, 1.838; 35)
John Pribyl, 1.812; 36) Pat Wurm,
1.800; 37) Brent Guimond, 1.762.
Several prizes were also raf-
fled off, including another fish
house, which went to Jake Ander-
New in 2014, the vintage
snowmobile show featured about
65 snowmobiles throughout the
About 15 people also com-
peted in an ice auger contest, but
official results were unavailable.
Following the fishing action,
the Naked Cowboys took the
stage for the party on the ice.
When it was all said and done,
total revenue came in around
$75,000, compared to $47,000 a
year earlier.
Well pay our expenses and
then it all goes back to the com-
munity, Olsen said.
Overall, organizers were
pleased with the outcome.
Everybody had fun and no-
body got hurt, Olsen said. And
we made a lot of money for the
community, which is another big
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by Kim Fynboh
Assistant Coach
After having another change
in the schedule, the Irish girls bas-
ketball team headed north for an-
other Central Minnesota
Conference match-up with the
Holdingford Huskers. Going into
the game, the Irish ladies knew
the key to their success would be
to slow down the CMCs leading
scorer, senior Joelle Ertl, who has
been averaging 21 points per
Shes their team. Shes the
one that makes them go, senior
Jessie Wohlrabe said.
It was going to be a task that
the team would have to face down
one starter, junior Mollie Graham,
due to injury, but not one that the
ladies wouldnt back down from.
The Irish got on the board first,
with an offensive rebound and
bucket by Emily Webb. Both
teams battled back-and-forth, re-
lying on defense to make their of-
fense, with the Irish forcing 15
Husker turnovers for the game.
Unfortunately, the Irish were un-
able to capitalize at the offensive
end, shooting 23 percent for the
game. Every time Ertl touched the
ball good things followed for the
Huskers. The Irish got into foul
trouble early and, by halftime, the
Huskers had a 27-17 lead.
The second half the Irish were
determined to come out strong
and continue to put pressure on
Ertl by having her give up the ball
and force shots from other play-
ers. The Irish were able to make a
charge with their inside game of
Webb and sophomore Brooklyn
Toedter, but it was the outside
shooting of the Huskers that con-
tinued to shine and the Irish fell
Our defense was giving us a
chance, but our offense was stag-
nant and we couldnt hit the out-
side jump shot, said Wohlrabe.
Webb and Toedter led the Irish
with eight points and seven re-
bounds along with eighth-grader
Linsey Rachel with five points
and freshman Morgan Scheiber
with six rebounds coming off the
bench in the second half. But the
play of Ertl was too much for the
Irish to overcome. She led all
scorers with 34 points.
While many people were
spending time at the Fishing
Derby, the Irish traveled to Rock-
ford for a rescheduled afternoon
conference match-up. The Rock-
ets are tall which doesnt neces-
sarily make it easy to rebound.
The Rockets got on the score-
board fast with four points off an
offensive rebound and quick steal
which was just the beginning of
the fast-paced game that they
wanted to play. Eventually the
Irish got on the scoreboard by
senior Wohlrabes three-pointer
that broke the ice for the Irish.
At halftime, the Rockets were
up 39-19, due largely to making
seven three-point baskets.
We need to learn to play two
halves of basketball, head coach
Adam Ronnenberg said. We
came out flat in the first half and
let them do anything that they
wanted to do offensively.
Coming out from half-time,
the Irish refocused and brought
more intensity and urgency which
helped force 13 turnovers, which
they did start capitalizing on.
In the second half, we started
to play like we were capable of on
the defensive end, Wohlrabe
said. And that led to more fast-
break points.
However, in the middle of the
second half, sophomore Toedter
went down with a knee injury and
didnt return.
Losing Brooklyn doesnt
help us, because with her athleti-
cism, she does so much for our
team, junior Jenna Maciewski
But the Irish fought on and
worked hard by pushing the ball
up the court and looked to drive
to the basket more and got to the
free-throw line.
The second half was day-and-
night different for both teams.
If we would have played our
second half in the first half, things
could have been different,
Wohlrabe said.
At the end of the game, the
Irish out-rebounded the taller
Rockets 38-34, but came up short
offensively, losing 68-46.
We dont have time to dwell
on this game, we need to refocus,
get healthy and get ready to go
Monday for another conference
game, Ronnenberg said.
Leading the Irish were Rayne
Coughlin with 20 points, eight re-
bounds and two assists followed
by Webb with nine points, 11 re-
bounds and also two assists and
Toedter with nine rebounds.
Thursday, Feb 6: 4:00pm
Basketball:Girls 7th Grade Game vs.
Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High School;
4:00pm Basketball:Girls 8th Grade Game
vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High
School; 5:00pm Wrestling: Varsity Tri
Meet Annandale/Maple Lake vs. Sauk
Centre @ Sauk Centre; 5:15pm
Hockey:Boys JV Game Monticello/An-
nandale/Maple Lake vs. Saint Michael-Al-
bertville @ St. Michael Ice Arena; 6:00pm
Basketball:Boys JV Game vs. Kimball
Area @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm
Basketball:Boys C Game vs. Kimball
Area @ Maple Lake High School; 7:00pm
Hockey:Boys Varsity Game
Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake vs.
Saint Michael-Albertville @ St. Michael
Ice Arena; 7:30pm Basketball:Boys Var-
sity Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple
Lake High School.
Friday, Feb 7: 6:00pm Basketball:Girls
JV Game vs. Rockford Area Schools Dis-
trict @ Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm
Basketball:Girls C Game vs. Rockford
Area Schools District @ Maple Lake High
School; 6:00pm Wrestling: Varsity Meet
Saint Thomas Academy vs.
Annandale/Maple Lake @ Annandale
High School; 7:30pm Basketball:Girls
Varsity Game vs. Rockford Area Schools
District @ Maple Lake High School.
Saturday, Feb 8: 9:00am
Basketball:Girls 7th Grade Tournament
Eden Valley-Watkins @ Eden Valley-
Watkins High School; 9:00am Basket-
ball:Girls 8th Grade Tournament Eden
Valley-Watkins @ Eden Valley-Watkins
High School; 9:00am Speech: Varsity
Meet Swanville @ Swanville High School;
12:00pm Gymnastics: Varsity Invita-
tional TBA @ TBA Granite Ridge Inv. Lo-
cation & ...; 12:00pm Gymnastics: JV
Invitational TBA @ TBA Granite Ridge
Inv. Location & ...; 1:30pm
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game
(Rescheduled from 11-22-13) vs. Dassel-
Cokato @ Maple Lake High School;
2:00pm Basketball:Boys JV Game
(Rescheduled from 11-22-13) vs. Dassel-
Cokato @ Maple Lake High School;
2:00pm Basketball:Boys C Game
(Rescheduled from 11-22-13) vs. Dassel-
Cokato @ Maple Lake High School;
5:15pm Hockey:Boys JV Game Chisago
Lakes vs. Monticello/Annandale/Maple
Lake @ Moose Sheritt Arena; 7:00pm
Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Chisago
Lakes vs. Monticello/Annandale/Maple
Lake @ Moose Sheritt Arena; 7:00pm
Hockey:Girls Varsity Sectional Tourna-
ment TBA vs. Buffalo (coop) @ TBA.
Monday, Feb 10: 4:00pm
Basketball:Girls 8th Grade Game
(Rescheduled from 01-28-14) Howard
Lake-Waverly-Winsted @ Howard Lake -
Waverly - Winsted H.S.; 4:00pm Basket-
ball:Girls 7th Grade Game (Rescheduled
from 01-28-14) Howard Lake-Waverly-
Winsted @ Howard Lake-Waverly-Win-
sted H.S.; 6:00pm Basketball:Boys JV
Game vs. Foley @ Maple Lake High
School; 6:00pm Basketball:Boys C Game
vs. Foley @ Maple Lake High School;
6:00pm Basketball:Girls JV Game
(Rescheduled from 01-16-14) Paynesville
Area @ Paynesville High School; 6:00pm
Basketball:Girls C Game (Rescheduled
from 01-16-14) Paynesville Area @ Pay-
nesville High School; 7:30pm Basket-
ball:Boys Varsity Game vs. Foley @
Maple Lake High School; 7:30pm Basket-
ball:Girls Varsity Game (Rescheduled
from 01-16-14) Paynesville Area @ Pay-
nesville High School.
Tuesday, Feb 11: TBD Hockey:Girls Var-
sity Sectional Tournament TBAvs. Buffalo
(coop) @ TBA; 4:15pm Basketball:Girls
8th Grade Game vs. Lester Prairie/Holy
Trinity @ Maple Lake High School 8th
Grade only; 5:15pm Hockey:Boys JV
Game Rogers vs. Monticello/Annan-
dale/Maple Lake @ Moose Sheritt Arena;
6:00pm Basketball:Boys JV Game Bel-
grade-Brooten-Elrosa @ Brooten Ele-
mentary School; 6:00pm Basketball:Boys
C Game Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa @
Brooten Elementary School; 7:00pm
Hockey:Boys Varsity Game Rogers vs.
Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake @
Moose Sheritt Arena; 7:30pm Basket-
ball:Boys Varsity Game Belgrade-
Brooten-Elrosa @ Brooten Elementary
Thursday, Feb 13: 4:15pm
Basketball:Girls 7th Grade Game vs.
Eden Valley-Watkins @ Maple Lake High
School; 4:15pm Basketball:Girls 8th
Grade Game vs. Eden Valley-Watkins @
Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm Basket-
ball:Girls JV Game vs. Kimball Area @
Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm Basket-
ball:Girls C Game vs. Kimball Area @
Maple Lake High School; 7:00pm
Hockey:Girls Varsity Sectional Tourna-
ment TBA vs. Buffalo (coop) @ TBA;
7:30pm Basketball:Girls Varsity Game vs.
Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High School.
This weeks Maple Lake Irish activities
Irish girls cant slow
down Huskers, Rockets
Nick Olsen, right, presents the keys for an Ice Castle fish house to Trenton Miller, 13,
of Maple Lake, who caught the 39th largest northern pike, along with Alfred Wurm
and Greg Thomes. (Photos by Gabe Licht and Charlene Wurm)
The inaugural vintage snowmobile show drew about 65 entries.
Tessa Jude focuses during one of the childrens activities at the derby.
Joe Rassat prepares to dig his first hole in the ice auger contest as judges look on.
Maple Lake Messenger Page 12
February 5, 2014
Legal Notices
Connie Lahr
continued from page 1
St. Patricks Day
continued from page 1
continued from page 2
First Resource Bank, a Minnesota
Court File No. 86-CV-13-4186
Daniel S. Hennum and Elizabeth
A. Hennum,
that under and by virtue of the Find-
ings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and
Order for Summary Judgment
(Judgment) entered in the above
captioned action dated December
20, 2013, wherein it is, among other
things, adjudged that there is due the
plaintiff the sum of $1,656,616.18
through November 1, 2013, plus
continuing interest, real estate taxes,
attorney fees and costs, and collec-
tion costs, a certified copy of which
has been delivered to me directing
the sale of the premises hereinafter
described to satisfy the amount
found and adjudged due to said
Plaintiff in the above-entitled action,
as prescribed in the Judgment, the
undersigned Joe Hagerty, the Sheriff
of Wright County, will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder for
cash, on April 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.,
in the Sheriffs Office, 3800 Braddock
Ave. NE, Buffalo, Minnesota, the
premises and real estate, lying and
being in the County of Wright, State
of Minnesota, described in said
Judgment as the parcel of property
secured by the Mortgage dated Sep-
tember 1, 2006, recorded in the Of-
fice of the Wright County Recorder
on September 6, 2006, as Document
No. A1024408, modified by Modifica-
tion of Mortgage dated September 1,
2007, and recorded with the Wright
County Recorder as Document No.
A 1065790, further modified by Mod-
ification of Mortgage dated Septem-
ber 1, 2008, and recorded with the
Wright County Recorder as Docu-
ment No. A 1099481, further modi-
fied by Modification of Mortgage
dated September 1, 2009, recorded
with the Wright County Recorder as
Document No. A 1130293, further
modified by Modification of Mortgage
dated September 1, 2010, recorded
with the Wright County Recorder as
Document No. A 1158281, further
modified by Modification of Mortgage
dated December 1, 2010, and
recorded with the Wright County
Recorder as Document No. A
1167558, further modified by the
Modification of Mortgage dated
March 1, 2011, and recorded with the
Wright County Recorder as Docu-
ment No. A 1176299, further modified
by Modification of Mortgage dated
June 1, 2011, and recorded with the
Wright County Recorder as Docu-
ment No. A 1178945, and modified
by the final Modification of Mortgage
dated December 1, 2011, and
recorded with the Wright County
Recorder as Document No. A
1191764, legally described as:
The South two-thirds of the East
30 acres of the North Half of the
Southeast Quarter of Section 27,
Township 121, Range 23, Wright
County, Minnesota.
The time allowed by law for re-
demption by the judgment debtor,
the debtors heirs, successors, and
legal representation is one year after
the date of sale.
Dated: January 24, 2013
Sheriff of Wright County, Minnesota
By /s/Philip P. Thinesen
Sgt. Philip P. Thinesen
Barbara M. Ross (#182941)
225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Telephone: (612) 339-7121
Request for Calcium Chloride
or Magnesium Chloride Materials
and Application
Notice is hereby given that the
Town Board of Corinna Township,
Wright County, is soliciting sealed
bids for up to 80,000 gallons of liquid
calcium chloride or liquid magnesium
chloride. Bid price to include both
materials and application on road
widths varying 12' to 24'. Period of
performance: End of June, 2014.
Insurance: The contractor shall
provide comprehensive general lia-
bility insurance and coverage rea-
sonably required by the Township.
The Township Board reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all
Sealed bids are to be mailed or
delivered to Corinna Town Hall, 9801
Ireland Avenue NW, Annandale, MN
55302, and arrive no later than 3:00
p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (320-
274-8049) Bid opening will be at the
Town Hall, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014,
7 p.m.
Mary Barkley Brown
Corinna Township Clerk/Trea-
Loading and Hauling of Class
1 & 5 Gravel on Township Roads
The Town Board of Township of
Corinna, Wright County, requests
sealed bids to load and haul town-
ship-owned Class 1 & 5 gravel on
Corinna Township roads. Hauling
distance will be within the township
using tandems and belly dumpers for
approximately 5,000 - 10,000 cubic
yards of gravel. Gravel will be
loaded from an ARP pit at 14364 -
80th Street NW, and Kolles pit at
10171 Ireland Avenue NW, Annan-
dale, MN.
Loader must have current MSHA
miner training. Loader must meet
MSHA safety standards. Site spe-
cific training will be required of non-
ARP employees.
Period of performance: Bulk will
be applied after road restrictions lift
and before the end of June. Amounts
and location of hauling and spread-
ing will be random in nature and will
be coordinated with Corinna Town-
ship personnel.
Your bid should specify:
1. Cost per cubic yard to load and
2. Type and capacity of loading
and hauling equipment.
3. Insurance: The contractor shall
provide comprehensive general lia-
bility insurance and coverage rea-
sonably required by the Township.
The Township Board reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all
Sealed bids are to be mailed or
delivered to Corinna Town Hall, 9801
Ireland Avenue NW, Annandale, MN
55302, and arrive no later than 3:00
p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (320-
274-8049) Bid opening will be at the
town hall, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 7
Mary Barkley Brown
Corinna Township Clerk/Trea-
Minnesota Statutes, 333
The filing of an assumed name
does not provide a user with exclu-
sive rights to that name. The filing is
required for consumer protection in
order to enable customers to be able
to identify the true owner of a busi-
of Amir Vafaei
NESS: 1232 Varner Way, Buffalo,
MN 55313 USA
Amir Vafaei-Makhsoos, 1232 Varner
Way, Buffalo, MN 55313.
By typing my name, I, the under-
signed, certify that I am signing this
document as the person whose sig-
nature is required, or as agent of the
person(s) whose signature would be
required who has authorized me to
sign this document on his/her behalf,
or in both capacities. I further certify
that I have completed all required
fields, and that the information in this
document is true and correct and in
compliance with the applicable chap-
ter of Minnesota Statutes. I under-
stand that by signing this document I
am subject to the penalties of perjury
as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I
had signed this document under
SIGNED BY: Hedayat Vafaei-
Makhsoos (18-19c)
Minnesota Statutes, 333
The filing of an assumed name
does not provide a user with exclu-
sive rights to that name. The filing is
required for consumer protection in
order to enable consumers to be
able to identify the true owner of a
1. List the exact assumed name
under which the business is or will be
conducted: Albion Acres Bait.
2. Principal Place of Business:
8634 20th St. NW, Annandale, MN
3. List the name and complete
street address of all persons con-
ducting business under the above
Assumed Name, OR if an entity, pro-
vide the legal corporate, LLC, or Lim-
ited Partnership name and registered
office address: Chad David Wal-
howe, 96 Rose Ave. S., P.O. Box
245, Maple Lake, MN 55358.
4. I, the undersigned, certify that
I am signing this document as the
person whose signature is required,
or as agent of the person(s) whose
signature would be required who has
authorized me to sign this document
on his/her behalf, or in both capaci-
ties. I further certify that I have com-
pleted all required fields, and that the
information in this document is true
and correct and in compliance with
the applicable chapter of Minnesota
Statutes. I understand that by signing
this document I am subject to the
penalties of perjury as set forth in
Section 609.48 as if I had signed this
document under oath.
/s/ Chad Walhowe
Chad Walhowe, Owner
County board
continued from page 3
St. Patricks Day Festival
The 37th annual St. Patricks
Day Festival will begin with the
Craft Sale, organized by Betty
and Dawn Gordon, from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in the Maple Lake El-
ementary gym. Information may
be obtained by calling Betty at
963-5351 or by visiting the
Maple Lake Chamber of Com-
merce website at www.maple-
The Irish Scamper, hosted by
Maple Lake High School track
and field, is a 5K race on a
course through town. Registra-
tion will begin at 9 a.m. at the
high school with the race begin-
ning at 11 a.m. at the intersec-
tion of Division Street and Birch
Avenue in downtown Maple
Lake. For more information on
the race, including a map and
advance registrationi forms, go
The parade will begin at 1:30
p.m., with lineup beginning at
12:30 p.m. near the city park.
Parade registration forms can
be found at www.maple- and are due
by March 4. They may be
dropped off at Rogers BP
Amoco or emailed to The pa-
rade lineup will be posted by
March 13 on and the Chamber
For more information, con-
tact Deb Geyen at 963-3890 or
Irene Hudek at 612-270-8586.
The coronation of the new
Maple Lake Ambassadors will
take place following the parade,
starting at about 4:30 p.m. in the
Maple Lake High School gym.
Parade awards will also be pre-
sented during the program.
During the day, the Maple
Lake Lions will serve mulligan
stew and other refreshments at
the American Legion Club. In
addition, other civic organiza-
tions, restaurants and businesses
will be offering St. Patricks
Day specials.
Steve Bot, the coalition's
chairman of the board of direc-
tors, told the commissioners
that the efforts made in 2013
were unprecedented and need to
be continued. With a
groundswell of support from
lobbying efforts in St. Paul, the
I-94 expansion between Rogers
and St. Michael quickly became
a reality and between $35-46
million in funding was ear-
marked by the Minnesota De-
partment of Transportation
"Three months earlier, we
weren't even on MnDOT's 20-
year plan period," Bot said.
"We were able to get a project
that will benefit Wright County
from St. Michael to Clearwa-
While the return on the in-
vestment was enormous, the
commissioners had some issues
with the one-time contribution
being viewed as annual mem-
bership dues. The county board
set a precedent in 2001 by con-
tributing $10,000 to the High-
way 55 Coalition and $1,000 a
year since 2003. In 2010, the
county pledged $5,000 to the I-
94 coalition effort and added
$8,000 in 2013. Commissioner
Pat Sawatzke wanted to make it
clear that any contribution from
the county shouldn't be viewed
as an annual membership or
have any guarantee of future
"Who decided that $8,000
was annual dues?" Sawatzke
asked. "That was a contribution
because we hadn't contributed
to the effort for three years. I
don't believe that counts as an
annual membership amount."
Commissioners Mark Dalei-
den and Charlie Borrell said
they find the process of a local
government paying money to
lobby its own state government
outrageous. Borrell asked if
there is really a need for contin-
ued lobbying because the odds
are against the I-94 project get-
ting immediate funding to ex-
pand the road from St. Michael
to Monticello. Bot said that,
while the project was approved
in 2013, it hasn't been finalized
and groups like the Met Council
are trying to get some of the
funding money earmarked for
the I-94 project.
"Standing here a year ago,
there was no way I could have
predicted we would be this suc-
cessful," Bot said. "But, this
isn't in the bag yet. We have the
ball in our hands, but people
like the Met Council are trying
to knock it out of our hands. We
have positive momentum going
right now, but it's not completed
Sawatzke made a motion to
provide $7,500 in funding,
changing the amount so it was
clear that the county wasn't
going to make annual $8,000
membership payments. The
motion passed 4-1. Commis-
sioner Mike Potter voted
against the motion, saying he
believes the county should con-
tinue funding the project and
this isn't the time to reduce or
cut off funding.
"Look what was accom-
plished last year," Potter said.
"This is not the time to take our
foot off the throttle. If we lay in
the weeds now, we will go off
the radar. It will be very diffi-
cult to get back into the running
again if we don't keep pushing
to get this project done up to
Monticello and beyond."
In other business, the board:
Authorized Joe Jacobs of
the Wright Soil and Water Con-
servation District to proceed
with developing a program to
prevent aquatic invasive species
from entering county lakes. Ja-
cobs said the program would
seek funding to help acquire a
decontamination unit with high-
pressure, heated water hoses to
decontaminate boats that are
carrying invasive species like
zebra mussels.That plan is to
centrally locate the unit in be-
tween high-traffic lakes that
have yet to be invaded by zebra
mussels, including Lake Sylvia,
Sugar Lake, Clearwater Lake,
Lake Pleasant and Cedar Lake.
Approved a detour agree-
ment for increased traffic that
will result from the closing of
the exit ramps to Highway 25 in
Monticello. Traffic will be di-
verted to CSAH 8, CSAH 18
and CSAH 75 for those who
need to exit I-94 in Monticello.
The exit ramps are expected to
be closed from May to Septem-
Approved a separate detour
agreement for construction of
Highway 25 in Watertown. A
resurfacing project on the high-
way is scheduled to get under-
way in late April or early May
and run through July.
Ratified a four-year con-
tract with Minnesota Counties
Computer Cooperative. The
county needs to make computer
upgrades to the human re-
sources software system be-
cause new computers can't read
the older files from the program
and require updating.
Authorized signatures on
being the sponsor for a pair of
cities looking to access federal
funding for transportation proj-
ects. Both the cities of Annan-
dale and Hanover are seeking
federal funding for trail projects
under the Transportation Alter-
natives Program funding
source. The municipalities will
pay the entire local share for the
projects, but need the county to
serve as the sponsoring agent to
handle federal grant funds.
Approved claims, which in-
cluded a charge for typewriter
maintenance. Daleiden asked
for rationale because he didn't
believe anyone used typewriters
anymore. In fact, several de-
partments still use typewriters
for forms that aren't formatted
into the county's computer sys-
tem and are still filled out man-
ually on typewriters.
The prosecution has the
burden of proving a criminal
defendant guilty beyond a rea-
sonable doubt. The prosecu-
tion cannot argue that the jury
must decide which story to
believe, because the defen-
dant does not have to convince
the jury of any story. The De-
fendant has a Constitutional
right to remain silent, cannot
be compelled to testify, and
the prosecutor cannot com-
ment to the jury about the de-
fendants failure to testify.
Prosecutors are prohibited
from attacking the presump-
tion of innocence. Prosecutors,
for example, cannot argue to
the jury that the presumption
of innocence is only for the
truly innocent and is not a
shield for the guilty. All of
these rules are necessary to in-
sure that a persons presump-
tion is fully protected. The
presumption of innocence is
one of the fundamental rights
which we all enjoy as mem-
bers of a democratic society
governed by law.
Remember: Its in your
Submitted by Judge Steve
Halsey, Wright County District
Court, chambered in Buffalo.
Judge Halsey is the host of
The District Court Show on
local cable TV public access
channels throughout the Tenth
Judicial District. Excerpts can
be viewed at
Go to Community and click
The District Court Show.
Judge Halsey may also be
heard on Legal Happenings
on KRWC 1360 AM (Buffalo)
on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
Paulia invited me to join the
young women on Friday after-
noon at a 75-bed home for mal-
nourished children with the
Missionaries of Charity, Roth-
stein said. I will treasure in my
heart always the precious little
one I fed, another precious one
I applied ointment to and
changed two cloth diapers for
and the toddlers I played with in
the playground and folded col-
orful paper with for simple
Rothstein gained a new level
of respect for the Missionaries
of Charity through the experi-
Now I know why the Mis-
sionaries of Charity pray for two
to three hours before starting
their very busy and full days,
Rothstein said.
She later introduced Paulia to
Lahr, of Gardening World Wide,
who made arrangements for
Mission Youth to help build a
family garden while visiting
Haiti in March.
God works in mysterious
and wondrous ways, growing
the faith community one family
at a time, Rothstein said.
Much of the trip consisted of
visiting gardens that were previ-
ously established by Gardening
World Wide and Rothstein wit-
nessed the challenges Haitian
gardeners face firsthand.
First, a regular water supply
is necessary, which during the
dry seasons is challenging at
best, Rothstein said. Second,
fencing, to keep out goats and
chickens, can be difficult to ac-
quire, much less maintain.
Thirdly, compost is necessary
and continuously needed since
the ground is rocky and hard.
Rothstein commended the
Haitians for being resourceful in
the ways they recycled materials
such as the tents that were
once their homes for fencing.
Miradieu and Dula Estinvil,
who consider themselves to be
Connie and Pat Lahrs children,
surprised Lahr with a 28-year
appreciation celebration.
More than 60 persons at-
tended the event at the Messiah
Agricultural Project, where veg-
etables are grown for market
and to serve various schools and
families in need.
In addition to visiting Mi-
radieu and Dula Estinvil, the St.
Timothys contingent also vis-
ited Wilky Estinvil and Frankel
Frankel is growing vegeta-
bles at his church garden site
just outside the city of Port-au-
Prince and has motivated 10
neighbors to grow small gardens
in just the past few months,
Lahr said.
At Wilky Estinvils two-
room home, the group enjoyed
beans, rice and chicken as they
reflected on the time he has
worked with the Lahrs.
Wilky has been part of the
project for more than 20 years
and is a teacher to whom I send
missionary newcomers in Haiti
when they ask about urban gar-
dening, Lahr said.
On Rothsteins and Beckers
last day, the group traveled up
the mountain to the Baptist Mis-
sion Gift Shop, Bakery and
Restaurant to enjoy the view of
the mountain terracing systems
for growing vegetables.
Gardens grow very well all
year-round there and it is very
lush with foliage, Rothstein
Overall, she was impressed
by the Haitian people she met
on her first visit.
Donna said she wondered
why people dont plan more
missionary and vacation trips to
Haiti as she was so appreciative
of the warm welcome given by
all the people whom we encoun-
tered, Lahr said.
At the same time, Lahr was
noting improvements compared
to her earlier trips, such as im-
proved roads and regular
garbage pickup.
Even by Cite Soleil, the
slum area, the gardens have in-
creased in feeding the people
and making money, Lahr said.
She noted that the police are
being paid and that the Cana-
dian Embassy has rebuilt living
quarters and increased visibility
with the Haitian people.
There is a great invitation
for tourism with the rebuilding
of hotels, Lahr continued.
While Haiti has put out the
welcome mat for people from
around the world to visit, she is
not sure she will be returning.
I told the four lead garden
promoters that this could well
be her last trip to Haiti; how-
ever, Lord willing, I feel com-
pelled to say, Maybe again.
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