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The Maple Lake


Volume 119, Number 20 Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Maple Lake, MN 55358

County board approves 2014 survey flyover

by John Holler Correspondent

Senior Dining staying, growing in Maple Lake

by Gabe Licht Editor

Thanks to technological advancements, the way of doing business has changed in many respects. The home phone is going the way of the dinosaur. Computers have replaced many of the old-school forms of communication and the image quality of photos, whether from cameras or mobile devices, have become increasingly more advanced. At the Feb. 4 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners were faced with a similar type of will this be the last time? proposal. County Surveyor Steve Jobe came before the board with a contract for a photographic flyover of the county for use in the surveyors office, as well as images for the county plat book and copies of the finished photo album for sale to contractors. Jobe said he was pleased with the competition that took place to land the project a cooperative effort between Wright, Stearns and Sherburne counties. We received nine proposals for aerial photography services, Jobe said. The prices were all over the board, but in the end, we got an excellent price. Based on all the information we gathered, the selection team picked Aerial Services Inc. from Cedar Falls, Iowa, as the preferred vendor. They have the lowest price as well as the quickest delivery time. The Wright County portion is $65,364, which is well under the estimated $75,000. While the board was pleased with the savings over what the anticipated cost was going to be, Commissioner Charlie Borrell questioned how long the county will have to spend that kind of money to maintain such a system when technological advancements have come so far so fast in recent years. Ill go along with supporting this because weve gone through the entire process, but if Im still on the board three years from now when you come back to another, it will be a much harder sell for me, Borrell said.

Every week day, staff and volunteers with Maple Lake Senior Dining prepare about 140 meals for local diners, as well as those in Annandale, Buffalo, Kimball and Monticello. Mere months ago, local organizers didnt know if that would be the case. With the sequester, Catholic Charities was thinking of what to do to save money, Maple Lake Senior Dining Coordinator Lori Hegle said of funding cuts that forced the organization to restructure. Between Maple Lake and Buffalo, we would have never been closed, but could have lost our kitchen. Ultimately, the powers that be decided to have the areas meals prepared in Maple Lake. I think the big reason is location, because were closer to Annandale and Kimball, Hegle said. Combining sites brought costs down. Local Senior Dining staff and volunteers were already preparing meals for the Annandale and Kimball Senior Dining sites, but added

Maple Lake Senior Dining Coordinator Lori Hegle, volunteers Ursula Heifort and Mary Dinsmore and cooks Jo Gehrke and Bonnie Eastham enjoy serving area seniors from the kitchen located at Maple Manor West. (Photo by Gabe Licht) between 35 and 40 meals for two kitchen during lunchtime. day at the dining room located in sites in Monticello and another site I have a gentleman who lives Maple Manor, in addition to 16 in Buffalo in December. here and is really excited to hear local Meals on Wheels particiAt the same time, the faces of that Bonnies back, Hegle said. pants. kitchen staff also changed. He used to go to the caf a lot. He New diners are always welShelly and Judy left to pursue comes every day now. Bonnies a come. other things, so that got the ball very good cook. Trust me, Ive Its nice if you call ahead, but moving and made it move a little tried it. dont ever think you cant come bequicker, Hegle said. Hegle believes the organization cause you didnt, Hegle said. We Bonnie Eastham, formerly of has handled the transition well. Lo- come up with clever ideas to make Bonnies Maple Lake Caf, and Jo cally, the service provides congre- sure everyone gets something to Gehrke now occupy the local gate meals for 15 to 25 seniors each eat.

The suggested contribution is $4 per meal for those 60 and older, but no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. When youre on a fixed income, its not as easy, Hegle said. She can also help seniors apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In short, Hegle is pleased to see the program continuing in Maple Lake and would like to see it grow. Id love to see 24 or 25 people here to eat every day, Hegle said. And she provided some entertaining incentives, based on past appearances by special, holidaythemed guests. You never know who will show up, Hegle said. I try to make it interesting.

Valentines Day
Brown sugar-glazed pork chop Whipped potatoes/gravy Peas and mushrooms Dinner roll Fluffy cherry cheesecake Special guests? Senior Dining meals are served at 11:45 a.m. at Maple Manor West, 555 Second St. W. For more information, call 963-5771.

Rockin the schoolhouse

Fire claims shop in Chatham Township

County board
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Inside . . .

Webb Surveying business brief: page 3

Maple Lake Community Theater opened School House Rock Live! on Saturday, Feb. 8, and received a good response. It had good attendance and everyone had fun, Director Tricia Manuel said. Everyone got into it. The public is invited to the show in the Maple Lake High School auditorium at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with a free-will offering school lunch provided by Cottage Gourmet beforehand. (Above) Luke Baehr, Deb Geyen and Tom Johnson perform Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here. (Right) Geyen, Johnson and Jessica Pavlenko display pronouns during Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla. (Below) The cast hits the deck at the end of Ready or Not, Here I come. (Photos by Gabe Licht)

Firefighters from Buffalo and Maple Lake respond to a shop fire at 413 Coburn Ave. NW in Chatham Township on Thursday, Feb. 6. The fire was reported at 9:39 a.m. and MLFD was asked to provide mutual aid at 9:41 a.m. A large plume of smoke was visible from Wright County Road 35 and a Wright County Sheriffs deputy blocked access to the scene via Colbert Avenue Northwest, citing unsafe conditions. The department reported the shop, owned by Russell and Jessica Johnson, as a total loss, but did not assign a value to the damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Nine Maple Lake firefighters responded and were on scene for about three hours. (Photo courtesy of Ed DuBois, Wright County Journal-Press)

Birch Avenue homes targeted by vandals

St. Tims Battle of the Books: page 10

Coming up
*Ambassadors Social is Feb. 23 *Irish Pre-Party is March 8 *St. Patricks Day Festival is March 15
Vandals have targeted several homes on Birch Avenue in Maple Lake, spray-painting the above symbol on doors and siding. The Wright County Sheriffs Office was notified and began an investigation Monday morning. No information was available from the department as of press time Tuesday. Individuals with information about the vandalism should contact the Wright County Sheriffs Office at 763-682-7622. (Photo by Gabe Licht)

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benefit both the netters and the anglers. Another good idea that has been suggested would be to use barbless hooks, especially if the slot sizes remain intact and fish need to be released. Im thinking of suggesting that to our group this June at Lake of the Woods where we do a fair amount of catch-and-release. Itll be interesting to see what the DNR comes up with in the coming weeks for Mille Lacs. . . . locally Im hearing good reports coming off of Pelican Lake, especially if youre fishing Northerns. Catches of sunfish and crappies sound good as far as numbers go, but size can be questionable. . . my Florida source, Mike Muller, was out last week and commented they had good fishing until a rain shower forced them off the lake. They had 20 crappies in the 14- to 15inch range, two channel cats, two sunfish and a couple of bass (hes a numbers guy) by 11:30 a.m. They were using artificial bait. He said the lake (Okeechobee) was being inundated by the pro bass fishermen who were there doing a little pre-tournament fishing for the big pro-am affair set for that weekend which paid out $100,000 for first place. He figured both George Palmer and I would be there representing Georges former bank, Security State, as well as Joe Rassat and Andy Segner, from Rassat Outdoors. He didnt offer to pay our entry fee! . . . * * * Local coyote hunter, Rich Ordorff, and three of his associates were out in North Dakota and enjoyed a great hunt, harvesting 30 coyotes. Their best day was Wednesday when they bagged 19 animals. Im sure the ranchers in the areas they hunt are pleased to hear of those kinds of results as well as the sports people who feel the coyote is detrimental to the population of upland game birds as well as nesting ducks. . . * * * I spotted a robin last Friday as I was southbound on County Road 8 by Silver Creek which gave me a weather lift. By the time this weeks issue hits the streets we should be enjoying some moderating weather which I wont object to. Considering St. Patricks Day isnt very far off anymore, well need some warm, sunny weather to melt some of the snow for Maple Lakes celebration on March 15th. * * * Columnist Norm S. Holen, Thief River Falls Times, said 50 years ago in that newspaper: The cultural status of this country isnt being improved by that invasion of Beatles from England.

by Harold Brutlag
Theres a lot being said about the plight of the walleyes in Mille Lacs Lake recently with some dire predictions that it could follow in the footsteps of Red Lake if something isnt done to bring back walleye fishing to what it used to be. Im not a fish biologist and I dont have any ideas about a sure fix for that lake which has been one of Minnesotas premier walleye lakes. The little knowledge that I do have is from my experiences fishing on Lake of the Woods for the past 40 years. While that lake is known for its population of walleyes, both large and small, it wasnt always that way. I fished that lake after I was discharged from the army in 1955 with my dad and an uncle from Crookston. We fished on the Minnesota side out from Morris Point in the early part of the season and I nailed a 10-pounder and that told me there were big walleyes in that lake. My late father-in-law, Henry Wieck, introduced me to fishing out of the Northwest Angle about 40 years ago and we would occasionally catch a large fish, but more often only those that fit through the fishermens nets. Henry referred to them as cookie-cutter size, meaning they were all pretty much identical in size. Eventually the netting rights to the Minnesota side of the lake were bought out from permit holders. Netting is still in operation on the Canada side by the natives who elect to live on some of the islands that dot that huge lake. We began noticing we were catching larger fish several years after the netting stopped and it has been good for us ever since. The only bother now are the mayflies which can raise havoc with the bite while they are hatching. Im convinced that less nets mean more and larger fish for the anglers and Im thinking that would be the place to start on Mille Lacs. It would be a hard sell to convince the Native Americans to join forces, but in the long haul it could


Pawlenty to Talk About

by Ed Pawlenty Happy belated New Year to everyone! I hope your 2014 is treating you well so far. My fingers just started thawing out so I could write another column ... tough winter so far in case you hadnt noticed (hah). I stepped on the scale the other day. Like a tree, I have added yet another growth ring and, sadly, the pounds to go with it. Its tough getting old. The main thing I noticed is that I cant do the things I used to ... at least not with the ease and grace of years ago. Case in point happened a few weeks back. I was in the pole barn one evening to fetch some gas for the plow truck. As I was walking back out, the toe of my boot hooked a small wood pile and you guessed it ... down goes Frazier... face flat on the class five. My first instinct was to pop back up and look around to see who had witnessed my fine agility, but knowing I was alone, I stayed on the floor and started laughing out loud at how clumsy I was. Then realizing I really was all alone, I thought Id better check to see if anything was broken. The brain started a reboot. No major pain reported in as I started to wiggle fingers and toes. Other than a wrenched thumb from the awkward landing with five gallons of gas (and my dented pride), I was fine ... but still on the class five. It is really amazing the perspective you get from the ground position. My pole barn looked so much bigger from that vantage point (I really do have to get rid of some junk). Then, right there in front of my eyes was the nut I lost, and desperately searched for, from an earlier summer repair. With that found treasure, I looked around for more lost stuff, but came up empty. Not seeing any more reason to lie on the floor in -10 degrees, I figured I better get up, brush myself off, laugh some more, and get back to work. Another case in point happened earlier this summer. I had just put the dock, lift and pontoon in the lake. I went back up to the cabin to ask my reason for living if she would like to go for a little cruise to start off the summer. She agreed and headed down to the dock. I was a few minutes behind her with the key and refreshments. With the recent rains, there was a little puddle of water just before the first section of the dock. The dock surface was still wet as well. If you are picturing things, you can see this was a perfect storm for what happened next. As I came trotting up to the dock (yes, I can still trot... just not gracefully, though), I jumped over the little puddle and onto the dock. The jump went fine (with the same grace as the trot). As I landed on the dock surface, my right foot slipped wildly out from under me. My reaction from there was pure survival instinct. My left foot dug in hard under the dock frame to somehow try and stabilize 210 pounds of out of control grace. The metal dock frame was unforgiving as it raked the lower part of my shin and all the way down the front of my foot. I landed with my butt just barely on the corner of the dock. The cooler went for an airplane ride. The pain was intense as my face wrinkled up, but this grace thing was not done just yet. As I sat there for a split second trying to stick the landing, I slowly tipped off the dock and into the puddle. With my butt still hung up on the dock and my back now in the bowl-shaped puddle, I was stuck like a turtle on its back (that grace thing again). The only way out was to roll over my shoulder through the puddle and onto my knees. I was now soaking wet as I moved quickly to put my aching foot in the ice cold lake for some relief. I winced in pain for that first minute when it felt like my foot was cut off. Now, all this was survivable with just a bruised foot, change of clothes, and again, dented pride. No one else was on the lake to witness this full on display of grace ... except for my wife. There she was, 20 feet away, watching the whole scene play out. As I squinted at her in intense pain, she started laughing quietly and then busted a gut when she noticed me looking at her. After she stopped, she came up to check on me. Instead of the usual are you OK? she said, that was one of the funniest things Ive seen ... it was like Three Stooges, (just one stooge in this case ... lucky me). Well, I got myself together and we went on our little cruise. The wife laughed a few more times as she looked back at me rubbing my foot. Ahh, memories. So, if you see me in a full body cast anytime soon, you will know something most likely happened due to my aging body. You can either ask me what happened, or just call me Grace. ... Ill know what you mean.

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Last Sunday, we took in the Sunday performance of School House Rock presented by the Maple Lake Community Theater. We started in the Maple Lake High School cafeteria and enjoyed a delicious free-will offering school lunch of meatloaf, baked potatoes, whole kernel corn, coleslaw and a chocolate chip bar, with lemonade, served on a school cafeteria tray. That was then followed by a super performance of School House Rock by our own Maple Lake Community Theater directed by Tricia Manuel. Everything was great and first-class

including the cast, band, costumes, lighting and sound. School House Rock is a fastpaced 1 1/2 hours of entertainment to be enjoyed by young and old. Bring your kids and grandkids for a great time. There are still performances on Saturday February 15th at 2pm and 7pm. Next day, Sunday, February 16th, features the school lunch at noon and show at 2pm. Thank you to all the Maple Lake Community Theater members for you time and talents. John Northenscold, Sr. Maple Lake

Saturday evening, my wife, Jean, and I attended the Maple Lake Community Theaters School House Rock presentation and it was great; we enjoyed it

very much. All of the performers did an outstanding job, the band with the music selections was great and it matched our chemistry very well. I would like to

encourage folks to attend a performance because I am sure they would find it very entertaining. A big thank you should go out to Tricia Manuel and the entire

team for putting this event together. John Rivers Maple Lake

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Docile, Minnesota, near the railroad tracks. Answering productrelated questions from email messages provides me with points I can redeem for coupons that give me reduced prices for meals at obscure locations. I built up a lot of potential acid indigestion points over the past couple years, and since we'd had coffee at The Swedish Lemon in the past, I figured we were ready for a lunch. When I answer the age question on those email questionnaires, I normally get a response saying I don't meet their requirements. Still, I had enough points for The Swedish Lemon. The Swedish Lemon caters to a specific clientele, namely, the family of the owners. Just about everyone who came in said Hi, Grandma or Hello, Ma, and there weren't many of those. We took advantage of the ambiance by selecting a nice Formica booth near the portable electric space heater over by the toy car collection. Grandma sat on a stool at the counter, where she could receive greetings from the customers and give advice

about other job openings to the wait staff. He was looking for work. We both ordered ribeye steaks, expecting something like a filet mignon,. What we got was a little closer to the hoof of whatever the animal was. When we looked over the menu, we purposely avoided anything fried for fear of aggravating cholesterol levels. When we got our order, we were surprised by the amount of fat that seeped out from under the mashed potatoes. Our coupon covered the price of the entree, but we needed to meet a minimum billing amount, so we ordered dessert. Turns out the lady in the next booth had made a pie she brought to Grandma, so we chose that. It was lemon, with hardly any grease, and was quite good. No doubt she's not an employee. It's not often that we get to Docile, Minnesota, but we don't think it'll be meal time when we go there again. The coffee was good. They advertise bottomless cups of coffee. After that meal, we half expected the cups not to have bottoms. They did.

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Webb Surveying serving customers from downtown office Wright County Fair recognized
by Gabe Licht Editor

Charlie and Denise Webb are serving customers from their new Webb Surveying location in downtown Maple Lake. (Photo by Gabe Licht)

For almost 30 years, Charlie Webb has been working as a surveyor. For the past four years, he and his wife, Denise, have been operating Webb Surveying in Maple Lake. Since late November, theyve been serving customers from the back portion of the former Schlenner, Wenner and Co. offices on Division Street West. I felt I wanted us to have some exposure and feel like were more a part of the community, Charlie said. The downtown area needs some tenants, so it was kind of a win-win. In the current location, Webb Surveying is poised for continued growth. If we grow and expand, we could take up more space, Charlie said. Weve expanded 15 to 20 percent in each of the past four years. Downtown Maple Lake is an ideal location for the company that does 65 to 70 percent of its business in Wright County. Furthermore, surveys of lake lots make up about 80 percent of Webbs busi-

ness. However, Webb offers a wide array of services. We provide surveying services for those looking to build a home or if they want to know where their lot lines are, Charlie said. If they want to put up a fence, deck or addition, technically they should have a survey done. Thats one of the many services we provide. We also do flood certificates for those who live close to bodies of water. We do construction staking as well. No job is too big or too small. We do small projects, such as a small-lot survey and larger projects such as the VA (Medial Center) in St. Cloud, Charlie said. Webb works with contractors, real estate agents, attorneys, engineers and other business professionals to make the surveying process go smoothly. Webb Surveying is also a family business, with sons, Charlie III and Jason, involved. For more information about Webb Surveying, call 763-8989999 or visit


Bartel, Robb Ray, 40, of Clearwater, sentenced Jan. 30 for Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 305 days, $2,500 stayed for three years on conditions of probation, serve 60 days jail, pay $500 fine plus surcharges, complete intensive supervision program and follow all recommendations, attend MADD Panel, have no use or possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to random testing, remain medically compliant, stay out of establishments where alcohol is primary means of business, attend a support group, serve 20 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Christensen, Darrin James, 26, of Buffalo, sentenced Feb. 3 for Probation Violations for Felony Simple Robbery to 28 months prison. Sentenced for Probation Violations for Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree to one year and one day prison. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Evenstead, Samuel Ralph, 28, of Albertville, sentenced Jan. 31 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 350 days, $2,400 stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 15 days jail, pay $600 fine plus surcharges, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, serve 30 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Kanduth, Thomas Allen, 28, of Monticello, sentenced Jan. 31 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 359 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 6 days jail, pay $500 fine plus surcharges, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, attend Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers, serve 24 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Lundstrom, Kathryn Michelle, 32, of Rockford, sentenced on Feb. 5 for Probation Violations for Felony Burglary in the Second Degree to 18 months prison. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Madison, Michael James, 23, of Maple Lake, sentenced on Feb. 5 for Probation Violations for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fifth Degree to 45 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Morton, Adam John, 31, of Buffalo, sentenced Jan. 31 for Gross Misdemeanor Driving After Cancellation to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 341 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 15 days jail, pay $50 fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public defender copayment, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Munstentieger, Jed Clinton Robert, 21, of Maple Lake, sentenced Jan. 28 for Misdemeanor Domestic Assault to 90 days jail, $50 fine; 90 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, pay $50 fine plus surcharges, undergo chemical dependency treatment and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, complete a diagnostic assessment and follow all recommendations, have no contact with victim, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge McPherson. Norris, Dolly Frances, 47, of Maple Lake, sentenced Jan. 31 for Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 355 days, $2,400 stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 10 days jail, pay $600 fine plus surcharges, attend Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, remain medically compliant, serve 20 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Nyquist, Chris Allen, 45, of Maple Lake, sentenced Jan. 29 for Misdemeanor Carry/Possess Pistol without a Permit to 90 days jail,$50 fine; 89 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve one day jail, pay $50 fine plus surcharges, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Strand. Potter, Lisa Ann, 48, of Annandale, sentenced on Feb. 6 for Probation Violations for Violation of a No Contact Order to five days jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Rasset, Christopher Allen, 43, of Annandale, sentenced Feb. 5 for Gross Misdemeanor Driving After Cancellation to 365 days jail, $300 fine; 365 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Riddle, Randy Tyler, 21, of Buffalo, sentenced Feb. 4 for Felony Burglary in the Second Degree to 41 months prison, pay $50 fine. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Rohde, Amanda Mae, 27, of Cokato, sentenced Feb. 6 for Probation Violations for Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the Third Degree to 21 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Sheppard, Luke Jordan, 24, of Delano, sentenced Jan. 27 for Misdemeanor Assault in the Fifth Degree to 90 days jail, $100 fine; 88 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve 2 days jail, pay $100 fine plus surcharges, pay restitution, comply with therapy and follow all recommendations, remain medically compliant, complete Wright County Batterer's Intervention Program and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge McPherson. Steinhofer, Tamara Lane, 49, of Annandale, sentenced on Feb 5 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree Refusal to Submit to Testing to 10 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Stolba, Adam Lane, 40, of Monticello, sentenced Jan. 31 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 335 days, $2,500 stayed for three years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days jail, pay $500 fine, complete intensive supervision program and follow all recommendations, attend Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, stay out of establishments where alcohol is primary means of business, attend support group, remain medically compliant, serve 60 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Sundberg, Charles Joseph, 37, of Delano, sentenced Feb. 3 for Probation Violations for Felony Domestic Assault to 15 months prison. Sentenced by Judge Mottl. Timm, Daniel Wayne, 20, of Montrose, sentenced Feb 7 for Probation Violations for Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender to 15 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Vasquez, Ruben, 20, of Albertville, sentenced Feb. 5 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $500 fine; 350 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 15 days jail, pay $500 fine plus surcharges, undergo chemical dependency treatment and follow all recommendations, attend Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Verootis, Garrett George, 19, of Clearwater, sentenced Feb. 5 for Misdemeanor Theft to 90 days jail, $1,000 fine; 87 days, $700 stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve 3 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, pay restitution, serve 10 days sentence to service, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Halsey.


On Feb. 3, Justin Lawrence Stoko, 31, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for theft by check. On Feb. 3, Travis Richard Hickman, 30, of Clearwater, was arrested in Maple Lake on a Wright County warrant for domestic assault. On Feb. 4, Franchesca Alicia Grimaldi, 38, of St. Michael, was arrested in Hennepin County on a Wright County warrant for fourthdegree assault. On Feb. 4, Joseph Harrison Baynes, 25, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for failure to register as a predatory offender. On Feb. 5, William Joseph Daiker, 54, of Buffalo, was arrested in St. Michael on the charges of third-degree DWI and driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. On Feb. 5, Peter Eugene Hakanson, 21, of Monticello, was arrested in Buffalo on Wright County warrants for fifth-degree controlled substance violation and disorderly conduct. On Feb. 5, Christian Ubadigbo Mbanefo, 55, of Otsego, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of third-degree DWI. On Feb. 5, Jenna Lea Winter, 30, of Maple Lake, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of disorderly conduct and a Wright County warrant for domestic assault. On Feb. 6, John Charles Wagner, 29, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of fifth-degree controlled substance violation and a Stearns County warrant for theft. On Feb. 6, Leah Marie Lewis, 28, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on an apprehension and detention order from Benton County. On Feb. 6, William James Praught Jr., 54, of Monticello, was arrested in Buffalo on a Hennepin County warrant for third-degree DWI. On Feb. 7, Ronald Roy Worden, 51, of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charges of fifth-degree controlled substance violation and driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. On Feb. 7, Richard Francis Miller, 48, of Albertville, was arrested in Albertville on the charge of third-degree DWI. On Feb. 7, Patrick Lynn Holm, 38, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of contempt of court. On Feb. 7, Mitch Raymond Helberg, 24, of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright County warrant for criminal vehicular operation. On Feb. 7, Chad Dean Moen, 21, of Otsego, was arrested in Otsego on an apprehension and detention order from Wright County. On Feb. 7, Gregory Hale Hawkins, 55, of Howard Lake, was arrested in Howard Lake on a Wright County warrant for financial transaction card fraud. On Feb. 7, Dillon Scott Hagedorn, 19, of Montrose, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for minor consumption. On Feb. 7, Amber Lynn Lyrek, 23, of Montrose, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for third-degree DWI. On Feb. 7, Jennifer Jody Miner, 40, of Monticello, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of contempt of court. On Feb. 8, Moffat Oresi Omurwa, 30, of St. Michael, was arrested in St. Michael on the charges of second-degree DWI and false information to police. On Feb. 8, Edward Victor Zelko, 23, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for check forgery. On Feb. 8, Perry John Bondus, 46, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. On Feb. 8, Roger Lee Kihega, 32, of Cokato, was arrested in Cokato on a Hennepin County warrant for third-degree DWI. On Feb. 8, Jeffrey Robert Altrichter, 44, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. On Feb. 9, Travis Paul Christ Padgett, 26, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on Wright County warrants for theft and forgery. On Feb. 9, Nathan Walter Buranen, 22, of Annandale, was arrested in Maple Lake Township on the charges of fifth-degree controlled substance violation and flee police on foot. On Feb. 9, Bret Layne Isaacs, 51, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. On Feb. 10, Jennifer Jean Olsen, 40, of St. Michael, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of second-degree DWI. There were 43 property-damage accidents, 10 personal-injury accidents, no hit-and-run accidents and three car-deer accidents. There were nine arrests for DWI, two underage-consumption arrests, no school bus stop arm violations and 92 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.

Wright County Fair Director Troy Beise received the highest honor from the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs, as Fair Person of the Year during the annual convention in January in Bloomington. The fair also received top honors at the convention. Beise has served as volunteer director on the Wright County Fair board since 2007. The WCF Board of Directors is comprised of 20 members elected to threeyear terms. Beise is in his third three-year term. Beise has been the committee chair and committee member for a variety of areas at the fair including: Superintendent of Swine Barn; Committee Chair of Machinery Hill; Committee Chair of Security and Emergency Operations; Committee Chair of Website and Committee Chair for Social Media Management. Beise also serves on numerous committees to assist in the successful operation of the annual event. The MFCF recognized Beise for making positive impacts on the community and the fair through the years. In 2013, Beise sought a partnership with Allina Hospital Group to bring a youth program to the fair that would draw preteens and teens to the Fair. In the past, the WCF has had numerous activities focusing on preschool and younger children. It was Beises personal goal to attract a new youth demographic. Beise worked directly with Allina in successfully receiving a grant to support a teenage activity. The Twin Cities Fantasy Factory Mega Jump Bicycling Stunt Show was hired to bring jumps and tricks to the fair. They performed multiple times and gave away a bike. Allina awarded the fair a grant through the State Health Improvement Program. The grant involved the distribution of more than 300 bike helmets to area children. Beise teamed up with Allina on July 12, prior to the WCF, to assist at their commu-

nity event in Buffalo. Beise promoted the WCF by handing out hundreds of flyers promoting the Twin Cities Fantasy Factory Mega Jump Show and the WCF. Besides the partnership with Allina Hospital, Beise partnered with the local school district and was granted approval to print and distribute flyers promoting the Twin Cities Fantasy Factory Mega Jump Show and the WCF partnership with Allina. Flyers were distributed to all students in the school district prior to the end of the school year. The Wright County Fair received the Innovation in Sponsorship Award at the International Association of Fairs and Exposition convention for the partnership with Allina Hospital. Beise received recognition from the International Association of Fairs and Exposition, as the recipient of the IAFE Young Professionals Institute Scholarship; 2013 IAFE recipient of the Zone 4 First Timers Scholarship for attending the National Convention and 2013 IAFE recipient of the Institute of Fair Management Scholarship for enrollment. The Wright County Fair is the recipient of three first-place Communication Awards which were given to Minnesota County Fairs for their success in 2013. The three categories the Wright County Fair received recognition in were: Promotional Materials Category for the submission of various posters and flyers that promoted the annual fair. Entertainment Photo Category which depicted a picture of the Mud Run at the Fair. Scrapbook Digital Category which is a hard bound book depicting the 2013 Annual Fair in a visual storybook. The Wright County Fair is hosted annually in Howard Lake.. The 2014 Fair will be July 30 Aug. 3, 2014. Visit www.wrightcounty or contact Troy Beise at 763-286-4943 for more information.

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continued from page 1 I can go to Google Earth and zoom in on a piece of property to the point that I can see a swing set in the back yard of a house. I cant see continuing to spend $65,000 to keep doing this when the technology is already there. While Google Earth images are more comprehensive in cities than rural areas, in the next three years, continued advancements might no longer require such things as aerial photography flyovers that have been done for decades. The board unanimously approved signatures on the contract. In other business, the board: Gave a letter of support to the Clearwater River Watershed District in its effort to secure grant funding from the state. The CRWD is one of 12 finalists for funding from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources under the Targeted Watershed Demonstration Program. If approved, the three grant winners will receive between $2.23.1 million for their proposed projects. There are 23 lakes within the watershed and the CRWD project would target fertilizer application to prevent fertilizer from working its way into lakes and underground water sources. Set the annual county auction for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Public Works Building. Acknowledged the retirement of Deputy County Assessor Randy DesMarais and authorized advertising to replace his position. The board also referred discussion of the senior appraiser and deputy county assessor positions to the personnel committee. Authorized sending a letter to the owner of a 100-acre parcel of land in Southside Township that had approached the parks department about potentially purchasing the land. The parcel wasnt part of the parks acquisition plan and, because there are gravel resources, it was forwarded to the ways and means committee to see if the county would view the land as a potential gravel investment. After lengthy discussion, the recommendation was to send a letter expressing that the county has minimal interest in purchasing the land. Authorized board attendance at the Association of Minnesota Counties Local Government Legislative Conference Feb. 26-27 in St. Paul. Authorized Commissioner Mike Potter to attend the National Association of Counties annual conference in Washington, D.C. March 1-5 or the annual Washington Fly-In later in the month. Typically, Wright County has attended the Fly-In, but Potter said the focus of the NACO conference this year will be on transportation and infrastructure issues, which is of importance to Wright County, which is trying to obtain additional funding to continue the expansion of I-94 to Monticello and potentially as far as Clearwater.

Maple Lake Fire Department Report

Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service responded to the following emergencies during the past week: Feb. 4, 5:06 p.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Allina Ambulance. Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a mutual aid call from Buffalo on Feb. 6, at 9:41 a.m. Nine firefighters responded and assisted by providing additional water and manpower at a structure fire, 413 Coburn Ave. NW, Chatham Twp. The firefighters were involved for approximately three hours.

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Programs & Events
Feb. 18: Maple Lake City Council, 7p.m., Maple Lake City Hall. Feb. 18: AA & Gamblers Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. Feb. 18: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United Methodist Church of Annandale, 250 Oak Ave. N.; 320-274-3380. Feb. 18: Celebrate Recovery (non-denominational Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello Covenant Church; 763-295-2112. Feb. 19: Maple Lake V.F.W. #7664 Post & Auxiliary, 7 p.m., at The V by HH. New members always welcome.

Feb. 13: Maple Lake Lions, 7 p.m., American Legion Club. Feb. 13: Sons of American Legion, 8 p.m., American Legion Club. Feb. 13: AA & Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. Feb. 15: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. Feb. 17: Social Action Ministry quilting group, 8 a.m., St. Timothys Church basement. Feb. 17: Al-Anon and Mens 12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.

"Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow!"

February 12th Puzzle

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 International 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 Ministries.

Local Roots open houses Feb. 13 and 20

Launching in March, the Local Roots Food Co-op Online Marketplace will feature produce from farmers and producers located mostly in the tricounty area. Dairy, meats, grains, vegetables and personal care products are some of the many products that will eventually be available 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 distributed at the Buffalo Community Center (206 Central Avenue), from 48 p.m. Open Houses will be Feb. 13 and 20 from 5-8 p.m. at The Buffalo Community Center (206 Central Avenue, Buffalo). For more information:, click on SHOP. Follow Local Roots on Facebook for timely updates on the progress of this new endeavor:

Birth Announcement
Ryan and Brandi O'Connor, of Maple Lake, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Ryan O'Connor. Nolan was born on Jan. 14, 2014 at St. Cloud Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Terry O'Connor, of Maple Lake, and Dale and Vicki Decker, of Maple Lake. Great-grandparents are

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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 relationships. 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. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 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.

And thats the way it was . . .

Eloise Blizil, of Maple Lake; Jerome and Berneal Decker, of Waverly; and George and Shirley Larson, of Alexandria. Maple Lake Elementary special education teacher, Becky Neis, was named one of 27 semifinalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. ... Maple Lake High School girls softball coach Tim Knudsen was named Section 5A Coach of the Year. ... Jeannie Fobbe was named Grand Marshall of the 32nd St. Patricks Day Festival Parade in Maple Lake. ... And thats the way it was five years ago this week. The Maple Lake School Board prepared for more than $300,000.00 in budget cuts in order to get out of statutory debt. ... Russ Baker was selected to be the Grand Marshall for the 1999 Maple Lake St. Patricks Day Festival. ... The American Legion Post 131 and the Knights of Columbus both came together and donated $500.00 to St. Tims for an electronic scoreboard. ... And thats the way it was fifteen years ago this week. The Irish gymnastics team became the first team from Maple Lake to attend the state tournament in the schools 88-year history. ... Homer and Mary Weyer left the Maple Lake Manor as caretakers to become caretakers at Canterbury Court. ... At Annandale Tire and Water Sports, Cooper tires could be purchased for as low as $29.95 per tire. ... And thats the way it was twentyfive years ago this week. Helen K. Elsenpeter, formerly of Maple Lake, celebrated her fortieth anniversary as a federal employee working for The Northport Notations. ... A 1952 Chevrolet half-ton truck could be purchased from Figge Chevrolet, Inc. in Annandale for just $395.00 or monthly payments of $26.63. ... Wright Theater in Maple Lake was showing The Incredible Journey and admission ranged from $0.35-$0.75. ... And thats the way it was fifty years ago this week.

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 Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright County: 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 Baptist Church, 395 Broadway Ave. N in Cokato; Feb. 27: 1 to 7 p.m. at Classic Rides & Rods, 220 Poplar Lane S in Annandale.

Wright-Hennepin members donate more than $70,000

Rockford, Minn. (January 27, 2014) Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association members who participate in Operation Round Up donated grants totaling $70,700 in December 2013. ORU participants allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The rounded amount is then used for donations to fund local programs. More than 80 percent of WHs members participate in the ORU program. ORUs trust board of directors manages the generated money, which is held in a trust fund. Through a selection process and review of guidelines, the board evaluates funding requests on a bimonthly basis. The ORU trust board approved the following donations on behalf of WH members for December 2013: $9,000, Alzheimer Association, funds to support SafeReturn and Caregiver Support Group $3,000, Angel Bears of Hope, funds to purchase Angel Bears to be given to adults and children with lifethreatening diseases $1,750, Boy Scout Troop #541, funds to replace camping equipment and new tires for troop trailer $5,000, Can Do Canines, funds to support the placement of assistance dogs to clients in service area $5,000, Childrens Home Society & Family Services, funds to support adoption programs $10,000, Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin, funds to support energy assistance $10,000, Cornerstone Womens Center, funds to support programs to women and families promoting a safe and welcoming environment $750, Cub Scout Pack #494, funds to support Pinewood derby $200, 2014 Maple Grove Senior High All Night Grad Party, funds to provide a safe all night graduation party $1,000, Second Chance for Life Foundation, funds to support patients in need of heart transplants $10,000, WeCan, funds to assist the needy with emergency assistance $10,000, Wright County Community Action, funds to support energy assistance $5,000, Wright County Human Services Special Needs Fund, funds to support families in need For those interested in applying for funds, the next application deadline is April 1, 2014. To receive an application, visit WHs website at, send an email to, or call Lisa Zipp and leave a message at (763) 477-3000 ext. 6126. WH is a member-owned, nonprofit 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 accounts. The utility started its security division in 1989 and now provides local home security solutions as well as monitors alarm systems for more than 50,000 customers in 32 states and three Canadian provinces. Development, Reproductive Health & Family Planning, Infectious Diseases, Chronic Illness, Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors, such as Smoking, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Information and Assistance in Accessing Resources. For appointments or questions, call 763-682-7717, or tollfree at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For immunizations, bring past immunization records to the van, if available. * Van hours Monday through Thursday are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upcoming dates: Thursday Feb. 13: Marketplace, Annandale Saturday, Feb. 22: Cub Foods, Buffalo Tuesday, Feb. 25: Rogers BP Amoco, Maple Lake The complete WOW van schedule is available online at:

ML Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Maple Lake Fire Department is having their Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Maple Lake Legion on February 16th from 7:30 a.m. to noon. This Pancake Breakfast is sponsored by the MLFD Relief Assocation.

Anderson, McDonald town hall meeting Thursday

Sen. Bruce Anderson, R-Buffalo, and Rep. Joe McDonald, R-Delano, invite District 29 citizens to attend a town hall meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Delano City Hall to discuss a wide variety of issues before the 2014 session begins Feb. 25. The legislators welcome thoughts, ideas and suggestions from constituents and also will provide their insight regarding what is in store at the Capitol. City Hall is located at 234 Second St. N. in Delano.

Monticello birth center open house is Feb. 27

CentraCare Health Monticello will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the hospital to offer the community an opportunity to tour the birth center before it opens to the public March 4. Guests will tour the new, private, serene and contemporary environment designed with amenities to support families and welcome babies. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. Care at the Birth Center will be provided by the OB/GYN physicians, Family Medicine physicians and Pediatricians from the Monticello Clinic and Albertville-St. Michael Clinic. Physician Anesthesia coverage will also be available. The Birth Center at CentraCare Health Monticello provides families the opportunity to deliver their babies in a modern, serene and high-quality care environment, close to home.

DNR question of the week

Q: Do I need to put my name on my fish house if Im not leaving it on the lake? A: All shelters, except for occupied portable shelters, placed on the ice must have one of the following: complete name and address; drivers license number; 9-digit DNR number. A person using a portable shelter on the ice that does not display identification must remain within 200 feet of the shelter. A shelter may not be left unoccupied or unattended anytime between midnight and one hour prior to sunrise unless the shelter is licensed. - Capt. Greg Salo, DNR Region 3 Enforcement manager

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. Photographers 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 information, visit, or call Bob Somerville at 763-295-3179.

60+ and Healthy Clinics

The 60+ and Healthy Clinics, provided by Wright County Public Health, provides foot care for the senior citizens of Wright County. Toenail trimming is offered to meet the needs of those seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. The 60+ and Healthy Clinics will be charging a $15 fee for foot care services. This fee is necessary because the clinics are no longer being funded by grant money. However, if you are unable to pay the fee, you will not be turned away. The clinics are hosted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please ask clinic staff or call WC Public Health at 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates: Tuesday, Feb. 18: Maple Lake Manor East Apartments, 333 2nd St. West, Maple Lake Tuesday, Feb. 25: Monticello Senior Center, 505 Walnut Street, Suite 3, Monticello To see the full schedule, you can visit the website at: %20Healthy%20Schedule.pdf

Wellness on Wheels

Champions of Virtue is March 1

Former NFL quarterback and MVP Rich Gannon, along with Fr. Bill Baer, will present from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 1, at The Church of St. Raphael in Crystal. Topic: On and Off the Field Leadership and Strong Virtue= Strong Leadership. Come enjoy a morning of encouragement, sports related auction items, autograph session and delicious tailgating food. Proceeds benefit a new regional high school in the Monticello area, Holy Spirit Academy, opening its doors fall 2014. Delano High School football athletes, Wyatt and Walker Russek, are also speaking at the event. See this link for inspirational article: Register online at or call 763-220-2402. Tickets also available at St. Patricks Books & Gifts in Maple Lake (963-5200).

Wright County Public Health offers cholesterol testing in the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van. For WOW van sites, appointments or questions, call Rosemary at 682-7717 or toll free, 1-800-362-3667, Ext. 7717. Wellness on Wheels Services include: Adult and Child Immunizations; Health Screening: Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol (by appointment), Pregnancy, Health and Wellness; Child Car Seat Check (by appointment); Information about: Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise, Nutrition, Recommendations for Routine Medical Care, Safety Individual, Home, Car Seat, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, Child Health, Growth &

Senior Dining menu Feb. 17 - Feb. 21

Offering a nutritious meal in a warm, caring atmosphere with friendship and fun. Everyone welcome. The Senior Dining Center is located at Maple Manor West, 555 2nd St. W. For more information, call 320-963-5771. MONDAY, Feb. 17 Swedish Meatballs, Paprika Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce, Sliced Pears TUESDAY, Feb. 18 Shepherds Pie, Crunchy Romaine Salad, Cinnamon Glazed Apples, Corn Bread w/Honey WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19 Roast Turkey, Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy, Country Trio Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Carrot Cake THURSDAY, Feb. 20 Specials of the Day FRIDAY, Feb. 21 Egg Salad Sandwich, Scalloped Potatoes, Garden Salad, Mandarin Oranges

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 Division 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

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CHURCH OF ST. TIMOTHY 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. BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake Ph.: 320-963-3118 HYPERLINK "" FRI.; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., WCCA Head Start; 11 a.m.-noon, Second Harvest Heartland Food Distribution. SAT.: 6 p.m., Youth Dinner/Silent Auction. SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Fellowship; 11 a.m., Confirmation; Newsletter Deadline. WED.: 7 p.m., Choir. HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH 5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple Lake Ph.: 763-463-9447 Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis Visitors Are Always Welcome! THURS.: 7 p.m., Revelation Bible Study. SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15 a.m., Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Service. MON.: 1 p.m., First of All Prayer Group, Quilters; Newsletter Deadline. TUES.: 6:30 p.m., Troop 16170. WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesday; 7 p.m., Choir, Confirmation, Senior High Youth. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK (LCMS) 11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L. Ph.: 763-878-2820 Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service; 11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study. SILVER CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH 4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358 3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143, just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957; 605553-5240 Pastor: Luke Baehr SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study. ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE CHURCH 10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale Ph.: 320-274-8951 Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson THURS: 1:30 p.m., Moms in Prayer; 7 p.m., CryOut Practice. FRI.: 7 p.m., Single Sisters, The Art of Marriage. SAT.: 9 a.m., The Art of Marriage. SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11 a.m., Worship w/Communion; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 6 p.m., Gospel Life. MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer; 6:30 p.m., Book Club; 7 p.m., Mens Bible Study. TUES.: 3:30 p.m., Friends of Faith; 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery. WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m., Awana; 7 p.m., Womens Bible Study, Solid Rock. ANNANDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 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. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH 7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale Ph.: 320-963-3592 Pastor: Lynn Machula THURS.: 2 p.m., LWML; 7:30 p.m., Elders; 8 p.m., Church Council. SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service w/Communion; 10:30 a.m., Sunday School & Bible Study. WED.: 4:30 p.m., Bible Study. EAGLES GROVE CHURCH PO Box 1020, Annandale Location: Hwy. 55, next to The Marketplace Ph.: 320-248-6024 Lead Pastor: Jason Pence & Facebook SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; Energized Music and Quality Childrens Programs Provided. MT. HERMON LUTHERAN CHURCH 1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale Ph.: 320-963-3284 Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship. ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH 331 W. Harrison St., Annandale Ph.: 320-274-8827 Pastor: Dave E. Nelson SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10 a.m., Contemporary Worship. BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo Ph.: 763-682-3582 Pastor: Devin Locati SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Church Service. HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH 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. BUFFALO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP WED.: Discussion Group Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru May, 7:30 p.m., at Buffalo Community Center, Across the Street from the Post Office at 206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25). 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SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship, 9:30 a.m., 1 & 2 Year Olds Milestone; 11 a.m., Swimming Upstream, Confirmation Class; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out., S.N.I.P.P. MON.: 9 a.m., Prayer Group; 1 p.m., Womens Bible Study; 7 p.m., BBIMatthew. TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters; 9 a.m., MOPS; 1:30 p.m., S.A.L.T.; 6 p.m., Grief Share; 6:30 p.m., Divorce Care; 7 p.m., Prayer for Healing, Womens Bible Study. WED9 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., Worship Team Practice; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m., 33 The Series, Mens Group; 8 p.m., Deep Waters. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMC 12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092 Secretarys office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service. CELEBRATION COMMUNITY CHURCH Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch. Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003 Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover; 612978-2766 SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Elementary School Gymnasium. TRI-COUNTY ALLIANCE CHURCH 8464 160th St. N.W. Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750 Interim Pastor: Bob Morton SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.

Heather Rae Rassat-Albachten, Buffalo
Heather Rae RassatAlbachten, age 40, of Buffalo, p a s s e d a w a y peacefully at her home on Feb. 4, 2014. The funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Buffalo Covenant Church. Visitation was from 12 to 2 p.m. also at the church on Saturday. Heather was born on May 19, 1973, to Robert and Jacquelyn (Jensen) Rassat in Moorhead. She attended school at Kandiyohi Elementary School in Kandiyohi, and Willmar Jr. High in Willmar. She then moved to Buffalo in 1988 and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1991. Heather attended North Hennepin Community College and was a licensed insurance agent. She married Brian Albachten on May 20, 2002, in Las Vegas. Following their marriage, they resided in Buffalo. Heather was an excellent gourmet cook. She had a very witty, wonderful sense of humor and was a prolific practical joker. She had empathy for humans and animals and couldn't resist those who needed help. She enjoyed NASCAR, especially Kevin Harvick, and loved hockey and her Chicago Blackhawks. Heather was a terrific writer and was a published poet. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Clarence Rassat; maternal grandmother, Elaine Jensen; and father-in-law, Richard Albachten. She is survived by her husband, Brian Albachten, of Buffalo; daughters, Alacia (Ryan) Hadley, of Monticello, Alyssa Farruggia, of Buffalo, Emily Albachten, of Buffalo; stepdaughter, Ashley (Evan) Mellichampe, of Denver, CO; and granddaughter, Audrey; stepson, Zachary (Alehna) Albachten, of Moorhead; parents, Bob and Jackie Rassat, of Buffalo; brothers, Jay (Esa) Rassat, of Buffalo and Brent (Billie Jo) Rassat, of El Paso, TX; niece and nephews; paternal grandmother, Muriel Rassat, of Maple Lake; and maternal grandfather, Kenneth (Lucy) Jensen, of Monticello; mother-in-law, Carol Albachten, of Corcoran; and loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements were entrusted to the Peterson Chapel (Buffalo, MN, 763-682-1363,

John H. Latour, South Haven

John H. Latour, age 75, of South Haven, died T h u r s d a y, Feb. 6, 2014, at his home with his family at his side. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Michael Kwatera as the Celebrant. Visitation will be from 9:30 until the service on Thursday. Burial will be at noon Friday, Feb. 14, at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Memorials are preferred to John Henry Latour was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Maple Lake to Hubert and Viola (Rasset) Latour. Growing up, he farmed alongside his dad and brothers; later he owned and operated his own septic business. John served his country in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War, serving in Vietnam and Thailand. John loved life and had the best life stories to share. He never forgot a name and could remember every detail about a person that he had spoken with. John enjoyed fishing and hunting and got outside whenever he had a chance. He loved animals, especially dogs and horses. John was able to share a life of love with his companion and wife, Anna; and together they made a home and raised their daughter, Danielle. He is survived by his wife, Anna Ryan, of South Haven; daughter, Danielle (special friend, Jason Luke), of Waite Park; sisters and brothers, Bernice Zumbusch, of the Twin Cities, Maurice Butch (Ione), of Annandale, Russell, of Annandale, Joanne (Jerald) Cordell, of Annandale, and Mary (Norman) Shoberg, of Annandale. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Cletus; and brotherin-law, Douglas Zumbusch. Urn bearers will be Michele Krolczyk, Patrick Cordell and Justin Shoberg. Krista Elsenpeter-Tarbox and Sarah Goelz will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute are available online at

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I love when you help me with homework I love when you help me with doing some chores I love when you compliment me. Love, Spencer Dear Mom, You are the best when you are happy, You are the best when you are sad, You are the best when down and discouraged, You are always the best. Love, Jaden Dear Family, Thank you for taking care of me and loving me you are the perfect Mom. Daddy thank you for being so cool and saying goodbye to me every morning. Syd thank you for letting me use your ipad you are a really amazing sister. P.S. Love you all!! Love, Lilly Dear Mom, Roses are red, violets are blue; You are Amazing, are you sure violets are blue? You are caring, roses can be pink too, I love you, do you love me too? Love your favorite kid, Ana Dear Family, You guys have always been there for me and cheer me on, thank you. I would give you 12 flowers, 11 of those flowers are real, 1 is fake. I will love you guys till the last flower dies, so never. Love, Anna Loving and caring Always willing to help Never gives up Easy going Takes her time Takes care of people Easy to work with Love, Peyton Beautiful Everlasting Smart Talkative Meaningful On task Mature From, Calvin Dear Dad, Beats me in cribbage Every day makes me smile Super good at motivating me to do something that is best for me. Tries to do everything he can to help me. Dad youre extremely inspirational. Always make hilarious (pop-up) jokes Does the best he can do no matter what it is. From, Rayne Dear Grandma, Grandpa: What have you been up to? I love you to the moon and back you are the best grandma and grandpa I could ever have! I had so much fun at your house. Thank you for all you do for me, happy Valentines, I hope I see you soon. I want to sleep over soon, I love you. MiKayla I love my family with all my heart and some room for One Direction. I love Dads weird sense of humor and Moms cheeseburgers, I love Ashanti even though shes crabby. And I love Amelia for being my friend and letting me hang out with Shelby, Alayna and Emma and I love the 49ers cause they are awesome. Anahi Dear Mom and Dad, Thank you for everything you have done for me. I love you two so very much. Thank you Mom and Dad! Love, Linus Dear Mom, Thanks for being there for me. Thanks for being the person I can talk to. Thanks for accepting the choices I choose. Thanks for working for money, you pay for the stuff we cant. I could keep going on but... Mostly overall thanks for being my best friend. I love you. Love, Hailie Dear family, Friendly and caring Absolutely the best family ever! Makes the most of it Intelligent family Love one another Yes my family rocks! Love, Brandon To Mom, Love is a wonderful thing, Theres hugs and kisses and everything sweet, Love will always bring,a smile that will show from their head to their feet, Its been around since the Stone Age, It can turn someones day around. Love may be written in song or page, But the best things of love are yet to be found. Love, Caleb Dear Erika L, Erika I love you so much! It makes me very happy when we have great time hanging out or playing. Sometimes we fight but in the end we still love each other. You will always be a great sister to me! Love you! Ivan Dear Grandma, You are the best to my friend; You are the fan to my fantastic; You are the marsh to my marshmallow but most of all you are the...Grand to my Grandma I love you Love, Natasha To Sandy Germain: Thank you for everything youve done for me. Youre the best aunt in the world, and I cant thank you anymore for that. Love your niece, Keiara JD and Peach, You make me so happy and I love you both so much! Dear Piper, You have been gone for a long time. Three more months until I will see you. I really miss you. I have seen cute pictures of you! I have seen that you have been a good girl. I cant wait for you to come home! Love, Peyton Dear Mom and Dad, I love you so very much. You give me everything that I want. You are so caring and help us with homework. You even wash all of our clothes! Love, Connor David Goos: Good luck hunting. Shoot straight, kill clean, have fun. Thanks for all the good times. Kelvin Nice and funny Intelligent

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Dear Mom and Dad, Roses are red violets are blue, but I dont know in this world who is sweeter than you. Flowers they bloom, fish they swim, deer they run, but of all of them I chose you! Love, Lucy Roses are red, Violets are blue, Thanks for raising me, I love you. Love, Aiden Dear Dad, I think you are funny cool and almost as weird as me. Just kidding that is crazy because thats not possible. Love you lots and lots! Love your fav kid Lucas Dear my Mom and Dad, Youve always been there for me; Yet, you always have! By, Grace Dear Family, I am so glad that you are my family, I may get sad or upset with you but I always will love you. I dont like to be away from you for a long time. Mom, I dont want you to go to work for such a long time I sometimes dont see you. Dad, Im glad that you cheer me up when Im sad and you help me so much. Kaija, I dont think that you hear that I love you

enough from me. I am truly glad I have a family like you. I love all of you. Love, Kianna Dear Mom, Roses are red violets are blue. Thank you for what you do for me. I love you as much as possible. Love, Jaxon Dear Family, Roses are red Violets are blue You guys rock And I love you From, Anthony Dear Family, I really love being around you. Youre the bestest family ever you guys are funny, cool, nice and awesome. I could never ask for a better family. LOVE YOU GUYS! Love, Kaitlyn Dear Mom, Roses are red violets are blue I hope you love me just like I love you, dad, grandpa, grandma and everyone else. From, Ben Dear Mom and Dad, I love you guys so much, youre always there for me when Im down to boost me back up. Without you guys, I dont know where Id be right now. Love ya! Youre officially the best parents ever. I

hope you have a great Valentines Day! Love, Brock Dear Mrs. DesMaraisHolland, Thank you for being a nice teacher. I love your decorations and holiday festivities. 6th grade would not be the same without you! You get an extra sweet Valentine on Valentines Day! Love, Emily Dear Mom & Dad, You are officially the best parents in the world & always have been. I also have the best grandparents, siblings, friends & teammates. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines day! Love, Nikki Dear Melissa, Your smile brightens up everyones day, Your voice is like a million angels coming from the heavens. Youre not perfect but close enough. Im glad that I can have a sister like you. From, Karissa Roses are red violets are blue thats why you are my mom. Marvelous on top of everything mom. Love, Nate Dear Mom and Dad, Magnificent

Optimistic Monster cooker Dang youre funny Amazingly amazing Dang I love you From, Logan Dear Mom, You are the best mom ever! I could never ask for a better mom than you. You drive me to gymnastics you take me out to eat. You are the best mom. Love, Alyssa Dear Mom, You are my idol you have always been. You have been there for me when I am hurt or when I am happy. I am very happy to be your daughter! Love, Lindsey Dear Family, Thanks for always being there for me. Thank

you for providing food for me and for the house I live in. Love, Your favorite child Ben Dear Mom and Dad, I love you guys so much. You guys help me when I need help, and I love you guys so much. Love, Collin To Mom & Dad: Roses are red violets are blue you take care of me and thats why I love you. From, Sierra Dear Mom and Dad, Roses are red violets are blue sugar is sweet just like you! I love you mom and dad. Happy Valentines day. From, Abby

People like doves fly and they fall but theres nothing better than to be loved by all. Happy Valentines Day By: Luke Grandma, You are great, and really fun. You are the greatest grandma ever. I love to hang out with you. You are awesome, and great. From, Dakota Boys, You bring me so much joy every day even though the noise is high times, I love you a zillion dimes. Love, Mom Sarah, They say to save the best for last, so I saved this spot for you! Love ya!

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Marty Kiebel and Andrew Brown had their fifth-grade students write why they think Maple Lake Elementary deserves to be awarded the School of Excellence award. Grace Jostock Maple Lake Elementary means a lot to me. I could go on all day talking about why this school is so special. I love this school because we can go to school without worrying if well be safe. At Maple Lake Elementary we have lock down drills that help us to know what to do if something dangerous would really happen. If anyone wants to get into our school they have to go through the office because all of the doors are locked to visitors coming in. I have heard stories about school shootings, like on the Sandy Hook news. Other reasons this school is special is because of our really good staff, students, and teachers. We all work together to help each other. I understand so many things because of my teachers. If it werent for my teachers I would probably be falling behind. I have awesome teachers. We have Nurse Sarah who helps us if we get hurt or are sick. Mrs. Weninger is great if you need someone to talk to or help with problems. Our Rachels Challenge group is awesome. Its like a Club. Kids will give up their recess to think up ways to make our school better by stopping kids from bullying each other. These are reasons I think Maple Lake Elementary is Excellent. Lyndsie Carlson Maple Lake Elementary means great things. For example we have a good selection of sport selections. We have sport activities like basketball, softball, volleyball, and cross country. These sports give us very good exercise. Our school has a good staff who are real nice and very helpful. They give us guidance when we need it and help kids, and not just some, but all kids. Another thing about our school is that it is clean because of the hard-working janitors. Another thing I just love about our school is Rachels Challenge. It stops bullying and includes others in what is happening. We have Mrs. Weninger who helps students when they need to talk about something that is bothering them or if they are being treated badly. These are some of the reasons I think Maple Lake Elementary is a great school. Trinity Geyen Maple Lake Elementary is a good school to go to because there is not a lot of bllying. We have a social worker that made up the idea of bully help cards. If there is a bully bullying you, you can fill out a bull help card and give it to Mrs. Weninger and she will make the bully stop being mean and make the person feel better instead. I think our school is excellent because we have a principal that works hard to make this school a good school for children of all ages. We also have Irish Pride days when we wear green and all of the grades gather in the gym and kids get rewards for being respectful, responsible, and ready. We also get great test scores because we have good math and reading teachers for every single grade. We study hard and practice. Maple Lake Elementary is a good sized school. Its not too big and not too small. Its just right. Molly Erickson I think Maple Lake Elementary is an awesome school because of Irish Pride. It involves the importance of good manners. It teaches us how to be respectful, responsible, and ready. Each class has different expectations. Like in our reading class we are expected to bring our books, our reading folder, and a note book. In math we have to bring our math book, folder, note book, and in science we have to bring our note book and folder. We also have an Irish Pride song with these words; Irish Pride come be a part; Irish Pride, its just the start of it; Youll see well be the best we can be. Irish Pride lets follow every rule. Irish Pride then well be really cool. Youll see well be the best we can be. Irish Pride weve got a real good start. Irish Pride each one of us has a part. Youll see well be the best we can be.

St. Tims announces Battle of the Books winners

St. Timothys School recently hosted its annual Battle of the Books competition. Battle of the Books is a reading-incentive program for students. Its purpose is to encourage and promote students to read good books, use teamwork and have fun while competing with others. (Top) The third- and fourth-grade winners (pictured from left to right) were: (first place) Michael Jude and Isabella Gresens, (second place) Linae England and and Zachery Pribyl and (third place) Matthew Pribyl and Nathan Paumen. (Middle) The fifth- and sixth-grade winners were: (first place) Levi England and Isaac Loch, (second place) Jacob Donnett and Alexis Stai and (third place) Grace Heying and Megan Lind). (Bottom) The seventhand eighth-grade winners were (first place) Valerie Loch and Mary Grace OSullivan, (second place) Thomas Jude and (third place) Joseph Stokman. (Photos submitted by Sharon Latour)

School News
MLHS one-act play the fall semester. takes second place Wurm named to UMD at subsections The Maple Lake High deans list
School one-act play advanced to sectionals by finishing second at the subsection competition in Annandale behind Glencoe-Silver Lake and ahead of Annandale, Howard L a k e - Wa v e r l y - Wi n s t e d , Lester Prairie and New Century Charter. Maple Lake was unable to advance from sectionals up against seven other schools including first-place Belle Plain. Heather Wurm, of Maple Lake, has been named to the University of Minnesota-Duluth deans list for the 2013 fall semester. Wurm is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Wurm.

MLE claims School of Excellence award

District 881 menus

Breakfast MONDAY, Feb. 17 No school TUESDAY, Feb. 18 Bagel & cream cheese, yogurt cup or choice of 2 cereals, whole wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19 Breakfast burrito w/salsa or choice of 2 cereals, whole wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk THURSDAY, Feb. 20 Breakfast pizza or choice of 2 cereals, whole wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk FRIDAY, Feb. 21 Iced cinnamon roll or choice of 2 cereals, whole wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk Lunch MONDAY, Feb. 17 No school TUESDAY, Feb. 18 Yogurt pak, crispy chicken salad or spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic toast, cheeseburger on a WG bun; spinach salad, lemon-garbonzo salad, radishes; fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19 Turkey ranch wrap, taco salad or chicken fajitas w/fixings, corn dogs, refried beans; corn salad, tomato slices, jicama sticks; fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk

Post Prom Party, Schwans partnering for fundraiser

A new fundraising partnership with Schwans will benefit the Maple Lake High School Post Prom Party. Visit ampaigns/6449-maple-lakepost-prom or mention the Maple Lake Post Prom when placing an order and between 20 to 40 percent of the purchase will be donated to support the event.

Two named to Central Lakes presidents list

Alexandra and Victoria Borell, of Maple Lake, have been named to the Central Lakes College presidents list for earning a grade point average between 3.75 and 4.0 in

Maple Lake Elementary Principal Kris Harlan poses with the plaque she received on behalf of the school, which was honored as a one of 12 Minnesota Schools of Excellence at the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association Winter Institute on Thursday, Feb. 6. (Photo submitted)

THURSDAY, Feb. 20 Deli sandwich, turkey BLT salad or hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, roll, chicken nuggets, potatoes, roll; romaine salad, cherry tomatoes, coleslaw; fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk FRIDAY, Feb. 21 Turkey sub, chicken Caesar salad or pizza parlor, cheese pizza, hot turkey on a bun; broccoli florets, baby carrots, cauliflower; fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk

Maple Lake High School announces second quarter honor roll


Honor roll
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by Hunter Hicks Sports Writer

Maple Lake Messenger Page 11 February 12, 2014

The final strike: Lightning finish regular season with wins

As the final week of regular season drew to a close, the Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning wrestlers were aware that two victories would begin the post-season with a shock. However, it would take a sufficient amount of effort to get ahead of their challengers, the Sauk Center-Melrose Mainstreeters and St. Thomas Academy Cadets. Both Teams provided exemplary talent, but the Lightning were prepared to brew up a storm. Thursday night brought a long haul for ANML, trekking an hour to Sauk Center for the Mainstreeter matchup. The grueling bus ride didn't stifle the grapplers intensity, though. The boys came, saw and conquered, winning all but three matches. The final results would reflect their dominance, winning 54-13.
106 ANMLs Holden Youngs 9-8 over Antonio Ortiz 113 ANMLs Nate Carlson pin @ 3:35 over Jordan Winter 120 ANMLs Quinn Youngs pin @ :51 over Nestor Vasquez 126 ANMLs Tanner Vassar 14-2 maj. dec. over Kolten Kuhlmann 132 ANMLs Joe Mosley 6-5 dec. over Will Funk 138 ANMLs Hunter Malachek 12-6 dec. over Luke Glasener 145 ANMLs Cory Schmidt tech fall @ 6:00 over Mitch Wolbeck 152 ANMLs Trae Bedford pin @ 1:06 over Rodrigo Milla 160 ANMLs Bennett Erickson lost 96 dec. to Dalton Reinke 170 ANMLs Austin Hurrle pin @ 2:51 over Roberto Raya 182 ANMLs Derek Tomberlin lost 10-2 dec. to Arturo Stefanoni 195 ANMLs Spencer Ogden pin @ 1:17 over Clayton Mensen 220 ANMLs Josh Gindele pin @ 1:40 over Jimmy Thomas 285 ANMLs Dustin Doucette pinned @ 5:59 by Charlie Barhorst

Friday night marked the last home duel and regular-season

event for the Lightning. ANML would have to show up for a second-consecutive day to challenge the St. Thomas Cadets within the walls of Annandale Middle School. Fortunately for the home squad, the Lightning overcame weariness and their opponents, with a score of 58-21. Head Coach Jason Bartels had a few words to say about the weekends happenings. "I am extremely proud of how the boys took charge and got the most out of this weekend's duels, Bartels said. Now we are able to focus on the post-season much

easier with a couple more solid wins under our belt." ANML's impressive weekend goes to show they are not ready for their season to be over just yet. With the light of the state championship shining at the end of the tunnel, now is prime time for the Lightning to charge up and set their focus upon the gauntlet of post-season brawling.
106 ANMLs Holden Youngs pin @ :46 over Dan Rascher 113 ANMLs Cullen Gallagher pin @ :45 over Huy Bui 120 ANMLs Hunter Manka lost 7-1 dec. to Jash Taran 126 ANMLs Tanner Vassar won by

forfeit 132 ANMLs Joe Mosley 12-1 maj. dec. over Ariel Larin 138 ANMLs Hunter Malachek won by forfeit 145 ANMLs Cory Schmidt pin @ 1:14 over Mason Rutgers 152 ANMLs Trae Bedford won by forfeit 160 ANMLs Bennett Erickson won by forfeit 170 ANMLs Nick Gapinski pinned @3:52 by Christian Lasswell 182 ANMLs Derek Tomberlin won by forfeit 195 ANMLs Spencer Ogden won by forfeit 220 ANMLs Josh Gindele pinned @ 3:36 by Quincy Spiering 285 ANMLs Dustin Doucette pinned @ 5:18 by Jack Lee

Irish boys win two of three Moose fend off Wildcats at home
by Kari Reid Sports Writer

made all their free throws.

Z. Johnson A. Schonnesen T. Goelz D. Stokman C. Olson L. Caughey Nic Paumen S. Graham B. Borell Pts Rebs Stls Asts 17 5 3 14 7 2 - 5 1 31 5 1 2 6 2 - 1 1 - 1 10 4 7 1 2 1 1 1 -

said. We made our free throws towards the end to secure the victory.
Z. Johnson A. Schonnesen T. Goelz D. Stokman L. Caughey Nic Paumen S. Graham B. Borell Pts Rebs Stls Asts 19 6 4 6 25 5 - 1 2 5 - 1 20 6 - 1 4 1 1 1 2 4 - - 1 - 1 4 4 2 2

by Ashley Becker Intern

On Feb. 3 the Irish boys basketball team traveled to Paynesville to play the Bulldogs. The Irish pulled through in the second half and won 79-68. In the first half, the Irish made 40.6 percent of their shots for 34 points, trailing the Bulldogs 38 points on 57.1 percent shooting. The Irish knew they had to get to it together in order to catch up to the Bulldogs and take home the win. We started this game kind of slow and got down 20-8, assistant coach Brad Baumann said. But we did a good job regrouping and started to play better defensively and got ourselves back into the game. In the second half, the Irish pulled past the Bulldogs. The Irish got their shooting efficiency up to 60 percent and the Bulldogs went down to 34.4 percent. The Irish made 80 percent of their threepointers and 81 percent of their free throws en route to outscoring the Bulldogs 45-30 in the second half. In the second half we hit some big shots and really forced them to take the bad shots, and built a 17point lead, Baumann said. Unfortunately, we got really sloppy on offense and defense and let them back into the game late. The good thing was we did just enough in the end and made some big free throws to hold onto the win on the road. It was a game of runs, head coach Tim Staloch said. They came out shooting the ball very well and jumped to a quick double-digit lead. We battled back and were down four at the half. We played very well for a stretch in the second half to build a 17-point lead only to have them go on a run of 17-2 to pull within two points. We settled down and answered with a couple big baskets and then hit our free throws down to the stretch. The lead scorer was junior David Stokman with an impressive 31 points. Andrew Schonessen grabbed seven rebounds and Zach Johnson dished seven assists. Both

The Kimball Cubs traveled to Maple Lake last Thursday night, Feb. 6. After 12 lead changes, the Irish beat the Cubs 76-65. This was a really nice win for us, Baumann said. We played really well together and that was fun to see. The game was very close in the first half, which ended with a 36-35 advantage for the home team. The Irish made 100 percent of their free throws. The Bulldogs were shooting 58.3 percent and the Irish were shooting 41.2 percent. However, the Irish attempted 10 more baskets than the Cubs. In the second half, the Irish started shooting 51.9 percent and made 40 baskets. The Cubs went down to making 43.3 percent and made 30 baskets. Most of the game was backand-forth which made it really exciting, Baumann said. We did a great job not panicking when we got down seven points with about nine minutes left in the game, and finished the game on a 34-16 point run. During that time we did a great job of moving the ball and making good decisions and making that extra pass to find an open shooter, and then we knocked down those open looks. On defense, we did a nice job late in the game forcing them to take contested shots and then we did a pretty good job rebounding the ball. A three-headed monster made up of Schonnesen (25 points and five steals), Stokman (20 points and six rebounds) and Johnson (19 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals) led the Irish to victory. We shot the ball well and played pretty good defense the last 14 minutes of the game, Staloch

On Feb. 8, the Irish hosted a tough game against the DasselCokato Chargers. The Irish played head-to-head with the Chargers, eventually falling by a score of 6057. It was a tight battle all the way through, Staloch said. We gave up too many second-chance points and did not shoot the ball very well at all. In the first half, the Irish shot 40 percent versus the Chargers 50 percent. At the halftime buzzer, the Irish trailed 25-24. In the second half, both teams shooting efficiency went down, with the Irish at 34.5 percent for 33 points and the Chargers at 43.5 percent for 35 points. However, the Irish made 91.7 percent of their free throws. David Stokman was the leading scorer with 21 points. Zach Johnson grabbed seven rebounds. Andrew Schonnesen and Landon Caughey made 100 percent of their free throws. Unfortunately, we didnt play very well, Baumann said. We struggled to rebound on the defensive end and, on offense, we forced some shots and the open shots we got we didnt make like we did against Kimball on Thursday. Again we have to put this loss behind us and get ready for three tough games this week.
Z. Johnson A. Schonnesen T. Goelz D. Stokman E. Hertwig L. Caughey Nic Paumen S. Graham B. Borell Pts Rebs Stls Asts 10 7 2 1 14 6 1 2 - 4 1 2 21 4 2 3 1 - 6 - - - 2 - 3 2 - - 1 - 1

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake Moose prepared to face off against the Chicago Lakes Wildcats for Senior Night and Parents Night. Prior to the varsity game, the junior varsity had a major overtime victory against the Wildcats and all of the players, along with their parents, took the ice and were recognized. The game began and, just a few minutes in, the penalties began. The first was assessed to Monticello senior Colton Jones and the next

two were both assessed to the Wildcats. On the first Moose power play, the boys were unable to capitalize and score on the shorthanded Wildcats; however, during the second power play, the Moose were able to take advantage of their extra man and Maple Lake sophomore Nate Maas scored, assisted by Maple Lake junior McRae Haney and Monticello senior Oliver Winsor. The first period ended with two Moose penalties that led to threeon-five play for nearly two minutes. Thankfully, the Moose were able to hold off the Wildcats and kept the lead at the end of the first.

Early in the second period, the tables turned and the Wildcats were assessed two consecutive penalties and the Moose had the three-onfive advantage. However, despite their greatest efforts, the MAML Moose could not manage to score on the shorthanded Wildcats. After numerous shots on goal, the Moose finally managed to score another goal against Chisago Lakes as Monticello senior Brooke Evans shot a rocket right past the Wildcats glove.

continued on page 14


Short-handed Irish girls lose two

by Mollie Graham Sports Writer

The Irish matched up for the second time this year with the Bel-

grade-Brooten-Elrosa Jags. Having a home-court advantage, the Irish were ready to defend their place on Monday night. The Jags beat the

Irish before the holidays so the Irish were looking for a little revenge. continued on page 14

Girls basketball

CASINO TRIP * Treasure Island Resort & Casino *

Saturday, February 22 Noon-9 p.m.
(Meet at Maple Lake High School)
Buses will depart MLHS at Noon, arriving at the casino in Red Wing at 2 p.m. Buses will depart the casino at 7 p.m., arriving back at MLHS at 9 p.m.
(3 buses are reserved, one of them heading to St. Cloud for an 11 a.m. pickup before arriving at MLHS at Noon. All 3 buses will also make a stop in St. Louis Park for a pickup at 394 & Louisiana Avenue)
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Gymnasts compete at conference

by Jordan Sifferle Sports Writer

Maple Lake varsity and junior varsity gymnasts traveled to Becker on Saturday, Feb. 8, to compete at the Granite Ridge Conference Meet. The gymnasts could not contain their excitement of competing as they had not had a meet in more than two weeks. "It's different competing at the bigger meets, like conference, beWeek of Feb. 14 - 20

cause there is always more competition and more at stake," senior Heather Schlueter said. For the individual accomplishments, Jordan Sifferle took first place, Delaney Sifferle tied for sixth place and Maddi Maas tied for eighth place. On bars, Jordan Sifferle took eighth place. Three varsity gymnasts Schlueter, Jordan Sifferle and Gracie Elsenpeter earned all-conference titles.

The junior varsity team took sixth place with a score of 89.25. The varsity team earned fourth place with a score of 124.3. The junior varsity girls were upset about their seasons being over but also excited for the varsity girls who are competing at the Sections Meet next Saturday. "I'm ready to work hard this week and prepare for sections," sophomore Delaney Sifferle said.

Wednesday, February 12: Valentines Party Thursday, February 13:

SAL Meeting 8 p.m Wright Time Club

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B.L.T. 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bring your sweetheart out for a romantic stroll through the woods around Ney Pond. Lanterns will help provide light to the trail. The Nature Center will be open for refreshments and a fire outside will help warm your toes!

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NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE UNDER JUDGMENT AND DECREE STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF WRIGHT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: FORECLOSURE BY ACTION/CONTRACT First Resource Bank, a Minnesota corporation, Court File No. 86-CV-13-4186 Plaintiff, v. Daniel S. Hennum and Elizabeth A. Hennum, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of the Findings 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 collection 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 September 1, 2006, recorded in the Office of the Wright County Recorder on September 6, 2006, as Document No. A1024408, modified by Modification of Mortgage dated September 1, 2007, and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1065790, further modified by Modification of Mortgage dated September 1, 2008, and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document No. A 1099481, further modified 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 Document No. A 1176299, further modified by Modification of Mortgage dated June 1, 2011, and recorded with the Wright County Recorder as Document 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 redemption by the judgment debtor, the debtors heirs, successors, and legal representation is one year after the date of sale. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR, THE DEBTORS HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. IF PART OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD CONTAINS YOUR HOUSE, YOU MAY DESIGNATE AN AREA AS A HOMESTEAD TO BE SOLD AND REDEEMED SEPARATELY. YOU MAY DESIGNATE THE HOUSE YOU OCCUPY AND ANY AMOUNT OF THE PROPERTY AS A HOMESTEAD. THE DESIGNATED HOMESTEAD PROPERTY MUST CONFORM TO THE LOCAL ZONING ORDINANCES AND BE COMPACT SO THAT IT DOES NOT UNREASONABLY REDUCE THE VALUE OF THE REMAINING PROPERTY. YOU MUST PROVIDE THE PERSON FORECLOSING ON THE PROPERTY, THE SHERIFF, AND THE COUNTY RECORDER WITH A COPY OF THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE HOMESTEAD YOU HAVE DESIGNATED BY TEN BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE DATE THE PROPERTY IS TO BE SOLD. Dated: January 24, 2013 Sheriff of Wright County, Minnesota By /s/Philip P. Thinesen Sgt. Philip P. Thinesen BEST & FLANAGAN LLP Barbara M. Ross (#182941) 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 Telephone: (612) 339-7121 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF FIRST RESOURCE BANK THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (19-24c) CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes, 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive 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 business. 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 55302. 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Chad David Walhowe, 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 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 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. 1/22/2014 /s/ Chad Walhowe Chad Walhowe, Owner (19-20c) LEGAL NOTICE CHATHAM TOWNSHIP Part-time Job Opening The Chatham Town Board will review a part-time job opening on March 4, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. at the Chatham Township meeting room. This job will be a guaranteed 87 hours per month which includes sick leave and vacation pay. Job begins March 15, 2014. Job will require experience operating equipment. For questions contact Chairman Clarence Carlson, 1-320-963-3682. Francis Munsterteiger Clerk, Chatham Township (20c) LEGAL NOTICE CORINNA TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION The Corinna Township Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:15 p.m., at the Corinna Township Hall, 9801 Ireland Avenue NW, Annandale, MN. The purpose of this meeting is for the citizens of Corinna Township to set the annual levy to be certified against the property taxes for the 2015 payable year. The Election of Township Officers will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Township Officer to be elected is one (1) Supervisor for a period of three years. The Board of Canvass will meet immediately after the polls close to certify the official election results. In case of inclement weather, the Election and Town Meeting will be the following Tuesday, March 18, 2014. In case of inclement weather, the Regular Town Board Meeting will be Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. For Absentee Ballots call Wright County at 1-800-362-3667 and ask for Auditor/Treasurers Office Elections, to apply for absentee ballots. The Wright County Courthouse will be open for acceptance of absentee ballot applications and casting of absentee ballots on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. and on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Requests for mailed absentee ballots will also be accepted. A public accuracy test of voting equipment will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Mary Barkley Brown Clerk/Treasurer (20-21c) LEGAL NOTICE CHATHAM TOWNSHIP ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Township of Chatham, County of Wright, State of Minnesota, will hold their Annual Meeting and Election of Officers on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Chatham Township meeting room, 1095 Eldridge Ave. N.W. Offices to be filled are one supervisor for a three-year term and a clerk for a two-year term. Polls will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the business meeting following closing of the polls. 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Girls basketball
continued from page 11 Maple Lakes lineup looked considerably different due to a rash of injury and illness. The game was underway and the Irish struggled to

score against the matchup zone defense of the Jags. Both teams played tough defense, making it difficult to score. Emily Webb notched her second double-double of the year scoring 13 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. The Irish put

forth tremendous efforts but could not get their shots to fall. As the clock ran out into halftime, the Irish trailed 21-11. The Irish started the second half with strong intentions. They displayed some offensive firepower in

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the second half but didnt defend with the same intensity. Battling on both ends, the Irish and the Jags tied their rebounds, grabbing 35 out of the net. As the half went on, the Irish hustled up and down the court, getting multiple attempts at the basket and receiving great assists from their teammates. Struggling to stay with the Jags, the Irish ended the game with a 53-39 loss. We are battling each and every day, coach Adam Ronnenberg

said. The injuries the team has endured have been tough, but it is providing opportunity for some of our underclassmen. The Irish matched up against the Rockford Rockets on Friday, Feb. 7. Being their second home game of the week, Maple Lake was ready to play some intense basketball. With the fresh loss in their minds, the Irish knew what they were up against.

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Winning the jump ball, the Irish got the first look at the basket but the ball was quickly going the other way. Getting off to a slow start, the Irish struggled to slow the strong shooting of the Rockets. Working on defense, the Irish fought to guard the shot but the Rockets offense continued to increase. At the end of the first half, the Irish trailed 27-15. Starting the second half, the Irish came out with new intentions. They were able to execute their offense and handle the ball but were unable to maintain the speed of the Rockets. Unfortunately, the Irish would never be closer than 12 points and the Rockets went on to win 67-49. Freshman Morgan Scheiber scored a career-high 10 points and pulled down four rebounds. Rayne Coughlin led the scoring charge with 16 points and Kayla Hoistad found her rhythm with a career-high 12 points. Defensively, we are really struggling to stop teams, Ronnenberg said. The girls are playing hard every night and handling our adversity with grace. Fundamental basketball has been our focus and we will continue to work.

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Monticello Clinic and CentraCare Health Monticello are welcoming new arrivals at the Birth Center, opening March 4 in Monticello. Physicians from the Monticello Clinic and Albertville-St. Michael Clinic complement CentraCares highly-skilled nurses and anesthesia team to provide experienced labor, delivery and newborn care. Together, Monticello Clinic and CentraCare Health Monticello provide families the opportunity to welcome babies, close to home.

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continued from page 11 The Wildcats quickly responded with a goal of their own, bringing the score to 2-1. With plenty of time left for the Wildcats to score, the Moose knew they needed to create a bigger gap in the score and Monticello senior Sam Johnson did just that when he brought the score to 3-1 at the end of the period. The third period brought two more Moose penalties; however, the Moose defense proved successful in preventing the Wildcats from scoring and the game ended with a final score of 3-1.

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