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The Maple Lake

Volume 120, Number 11 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com

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Former Maple Lake priest found not guilty

Christmas in Maple
Lake winner: page 4

Jurors acquitted the Rev.


Mark A. Huberty on Monday of
two counts of criminal sexual
conduct for allegedly starting a
sexual relationship with a married parishioner he had been
counseling.
They returned the verdict
after deliberating for about 1
1/2 hours Friday and an hour
Monday, clearing Huberty on
one count each of fourth- and
fifth-degree criminal sexual
conduct. Dressed in a black
clerical suit and collar, Huberty

Basketball: page 10

wrapped one hand around his


face and wept as Ramsey
County District Judge Patrick
Diamond read the verdicts
about 10:30 a.m. One of Hubertys former parishioners in
the courtroom quietly clapped
her hands, while her husband
pumped his fist in the air.
Huberty, 44, left the courthouse without taking questions.
But he expressed his relief in a
written statement. I never understood why the prosecution
pursued this so aggressively,

he said in the statement. A lot


of unnecessary harm was
caused for a lot of people, including the people of my parish
and the complainant herself.
Now its time to heal.
Huberty, who added that he
looked forward to working
again as a priest, will remain on
leave from active ministry until
a standards board for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis finishes an internal
review of the case, according to
a statement issued by Auxiliary

Bishop Andrew Cozzens.


Partial story courtesy of
Chao Xiong, Star Tribune
Pictured is Father Mark
A. Huberty, former pastor
of St. Timothy's Parish
from 2001 2007. Huberty left the Maple Lake
area in 2007 accepting a
pastorate at the Church of
Presentation
of
the
Blessed
Virgin
Mary
Catholic Church in Maplewood.

Flyers deliver donated gifts to hospitals for the Tree of Hope

Wrestling: page 11

Coming up
* Senior high choirs
holiday concert is
Dec. 15
* Band Concert grades
5-6 is Dec. 16
* St. Tims Christmas
program is Dec. 18

Right: Kurt Olson loads a bag of toys into his Cessna 172 RG. Hell be flying to the Blaine-Anoka area to deliver the toys. Right: From left, Steve
Guetter, Kjersti Kittelson and Wayne Flury carry donated toys from their airplane into the hangar at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport where they
will be sorted and given back to pilots to deliver to 35 hospitals around Minnesota and one in Wisconsin. A record 19 planes carrying volunteers
and toys from across Minnesota arrived in Maple Lake, Saturday, Dec. 6, for the 25th annual Tree of Hope fundraiser. The toys will be given to children who find themselves in the hospital over the holidays.

Elementary students get into


the holiday spirit at concert

ML Township
discusses street
closing on
Maple Lake
Maple Lake Townships last
meeting discussing the possibility of closing Donnelly Drive,
between Dempsey Ave. NW and
Dillon Ave. NW. will be continued on Tuesday, December 16th,
at 7 p.m. at the Maple Lake
Township Hall located at 6298
Bishop Ave. NW, (off of County
Road 37) in Maple Lake Township.
Township board members
will give the public an opportunity to comment before a member vote is taken at the end of the
meeting deciding the outcome of
this issue. Those interested in
this issue are encouraged to attend.

From left, Kjersti Kittelson, Steve Guetter and Scott Klein watch as airplanes filled with
toys taxi down the runway. By lunch time, Saturday, most of the toys were bagged and
loaded onto planes that would carry them to sick children in need of a little holiday
cheer. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

For more photos from Saturdays Tree of Hope fundraiser see page 7.

First graders keep their eyes on music teacher Abby


Klumb as she directs them through the animated song,
Reindeer Love to Boogie. First, second and third grade
students performed classic holiday favorites with a
unique spin at the schools annual concert.
(Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

For more photos from the Holiday Program


grades 1-3 see page 6.

142 children visit Santa at Christmas in Maple Lake

Christmas in Maple Lake was on Saturday, Dec. 6, at The V by HH. Left: The Maple Lake Fire Department brought Santa to
meet the 142 children that were in attendance. The event was sponsored by the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce and featured gift bags, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and balloon animals. Middle Top: Allie and Shay McClory pose with one
of Santas elves. Middle Bottom: Balloon twister, Shawn Sullivan, makes a balloon character for Tanya Manthie and her
sons, Brogan and Gavin. Right: Firefighter, Mike Peterson, hands hats to Emma & Kylie Mauldin. (Photos by Kayla Erickson)

Maple Lake Messenger Page 2


December 10, 2014

Viewpoint

Brutes
Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
I was impressed to find an E-mail on my desk last week giving
the ice-out and freeze-up dates for Maple Lake following an effort
to revive that data. So my thanks to Tom Tarbox, a Maple Lake lake
resident, for providing that information. We will update the tabulation when the ice goes out next spring.

Ice Outs and Freeze-ups


April 26
2014
Nov. 21
May 3
2013
Nov. 26
March 19
2012
Dec. 11
April 14
2011
Dec. 6
April 1
2010
Nov. 27
April 14
2009
Dec. 10
April 24
2008
Nov. 24
The ice on Rock Lake is 10 inches thick which is great for walking and for ATVs, but Id give it a little more time before heading
out with the family car. The down-side is I didnt find any sunfish
worth taking home on my two ventures last week. Im hoping that
will change because there are some nice-sized sunnies in that lake.

Ask a
Trooper
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
Question: How long has
there been a drunk driving law
in Minnesota?
Answer: The Minnesota
Legislature criminalized DWI in
1911, making driving while in
an intoxicated manner a misdemeanor. The laws and sanctions
addressing DWI have certainly
evolved in the past 103 years.
The strengthened efforts are
successfully working to get
drunk drivers off the roads:
Evidence of influence was
set at .15 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in 1917.

- The first civil sanctions for


DWI (Implied Consent) began
in 1961.
A per se level of .10 BAC
was attached to administrative
license sanctions in 1971 (MN
was the first state to take such
action).
The concept of BAC
changed to Alcohol Concentration (AC) in 1978.
License plate impoundment
began in 1988.
Test refusal became a criminal offense in 1989.
Child Endangerment en-

Its in
your court
by Judge Steve Halsey
Alternative Dispute
Resolution
Over the past month the
news has been filled with coverage of the NFLs discipline of
players Adrian Peterson and
Ray Rice and the review of that
discipline by an arbitrator. Professional athletes have contracts
providing that disputes be submitted to binding arbitration
which is generally outside of the
judicial system and not appealable to a court. You probably
have an arbitration provision in
your health insurance contract,
auto insurance contract, or
credit card contract.
It can be a very expensive
process to bring a lawsuit or defend one, with or without an attorney. To reduce the costs of
litigation and leave the parties
with an investment in the outcome, Minnesota courts in 1994
adopted a rule requiring alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in
most civil litigation. Many consumer purchase contracts and
real estate purchase agreements
require the parties to go to one

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of these alternative forums before, or in substitution for, litigating in court.


There are no less than nine
different forums, other than the
district court, in which disputes
may be resolved, or the number
of issues reduced, prior to a trial
in court. These include mediation, arbitration and Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE). In each
of these forums there is a Neutral, a person or organization
that facilitates the ADR process
for the parties and their attorneys. The State Court Administrator has a roster of Qualified
Neutrals who have received the
necessary training and continuing education to be so listed. If
the parties cannot agree on the
type of ADR process for their
case, or who shall serve as a
Neutral, the Court will issue
an order determining the ADR
process and neutral, as well as
setting deadlines for completion
of the ADR process. Generally
the costs of ADR are divided
equally between the parties by
agreement, however, the court
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Talked with my brother, Charles, who has been fishing on Ottertail


Lake a couple of times. He and his neighbor, Wayne, caught walleyes
both times theyve been out, but he said they were having the same
problem. They were biting, but were too small the first time out and
not much better the last time, although they did keep enough for
meals. Anglers there arent having much luck on sunfish either, according to him. Jack Borell was spearing Northerns on Ramsey earlier, but that seems to have dried up, too. Bob Fobbe pronged some
Northerns on Lake Mary, but commented they were running small.
Gene Wadman speared an eight-pounder on Clearwater earlier, but
has had slim pickings lately. Maybe this weeks change in weather
will get the fish excited about eating.
Last weeks mild weather prompted Daryl Hennen and myself to
explore the Ivanhoe area for pheasants on Friday. We were impressed
with the amount of grass and habitat in that area, but not with the
pheasant count. We hunted standing corn, grass, and cattails, but didnt see a lot of birds, hens or roosters. There was enough snow to
give them away, but we didnt come across very many tracks either.
We had two roosters cross the road in one spot and as soon as we
slowed down they flew. They werent in a spot where there was
much cover which kind of baffled us. Later in the afternoon Hennen
harvested a rooster near the end of standing corn in a WMA which
was the only other rooster either one of us saw. We saw two hens
during the hunt which pretty much turned us off on that area. The
day wasnt a total waste and we enjoyed a good breakfast in Granite
Falls. One of the patrons at the restaurant commented he was heading
for Gettysburg, South Dakota to hunt. There havent been any birds
in this area for 20 years, he said. We should have listened to him,

hancement and Not a Drop law


enacted in 1993.
High AC (.20+) added as an
enhancement in 1997.
Felony level penalties established in 2001.
Per se level lowered to .08
AC in 2004.
Ignition Interlock added in
2010.
Minnesotas enhanced DWI
enforcement and education efforts are contributing to the reduction of alcohol-related
deaths. Still, drunk driving remains a serious threat, with 279
drunk driving-related traffic
deaths in Minnesota since 2011
and 25,719 motorists arrested
for DWI last year. One in seven
Minnesota drivers has a DWI on
record.
The legal limit for driving
impaired in Minnesota is 0.08
but motorists can be arrested

for DWI at lower levels. The


consequences for driving impaired will vary for each DWI
offender. A typical penalty for a
first-time offender is loss of license for a minimum of 30 days
up to a year and possible jail
time. DWI costs can be as high
as $20,000 when factoring court
costs, legal fees and increased
insurance premiums.
A portion of state statutes
was used with permission from
the Office of the Revisor of
Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related
laws or issues in Minnesota,
send your questions to Trp.
Jesse Grabow Minnesota
State Patrol at 1000 Highway
10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN
56501-2205. (You can follow
him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW
or
reach
him
at,
jesse.grabow@state.mn.us).

may allocate the costs if the parties cannot agree.


The ADR process generally
is less formal and less expensive
than litigation in court. Other
important distinctions are:
1. The process is not open to
the public
2. The proceeding is confidential
3. Discussions in non-binding ADR (such as mediation)
are not admissible in evidence
in subsequent court proceedings. This enables frank and
open discussion and negotiation.
4. As the name suggests,
non-binding ADR does not require the parties to follow the
agreement reached during ADR
and the agreement is not enforceable
5. Neutrals may not be
subpoenaed to testify in court
about what happened in ADR.
For example, a mediator in a
child custody dispute may not
be called to testify as a witness
to what was said by a party in
mediation
6. No record (court reporter)
of the proceeding is kept except
as agreed by the parties
7. ADR generally should not
be used when an immediate
legal remedy is required
ENE is a process in which at
the very beginning of a divorce

a panel of attorneys meets with


the parties to the divorce and
their attorneys to attempt to resolve all issues or minimize the
number of disputed issues by
providing the parties with a realistic evaluation of likely outcomes if the case went to trial
by a judge. The goals of ENE
are to: enhance direct communication between the parties about
their claims and supporting evidence; provide an assessment of
the merits of the case by a neutral expert; provide a reality
check for clients and lawyers;
identify and clarify the central
issues in dispute; assist with discovery and motion planning or
with an informal exchange of
key information, and facilitate
settlement discussions, when requested by the parties. ENE is
intended to provide the parties
with an unbiased, non-judicial
assessment of their positions in
order to facilitate settlement.
This, hopefully, allows the parties to avoid thousands of dollars in attorneys fees and the
commonly-felt anguish of
lengthy litigation. Some judges
will tell parents, You can pay
to put your lawyers kids
through college, or your own
kids. It is your choice. Again,
ENE is a reality check.

but we had to find out for ourselves! Theres a State Pheasant Summit coming up soon to determine what can be done to increase the
bird population in Minnesota. Over the years Ive found out even in
the good years the pheasants seem to prefer certain areas rather than
be all over. Thats also true of both of the Dakotas. That kind of tells
me good habitat, grass, crops, gravel and cattails need to be in areas
pheasants like. The composition of the soil may have something to
do with that, but Im not a soil expert. Putting a bounty on coyotes
might be a stop-gap way to improve the pheasant numbers. Pheasants
seemed to do better when farmers took advantage of federallyfunded CRP and Soil Bank programs, but thats only happened twice
in my lifetime.
Governor Mark Dayton will convene the state's first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit on Saturday, Dec. 13, in Marshall. This
working meeting will bring together hunters, farmers, conservationists, key members of the Governor's Cabinet and others. Together,
they will focus on strategies to increase the state's pheasant population, improve pheasant habitat, and help ensure that future generations of Minnesota hunters have the opportunity to enjoy this popular
and important species.
If youre interested but are unable to attend the summit, you can
provide input using the DNRs electronic site on the internet. Like
the Dakotas, hunting should be a financial asset to southwestern Minnesota where they dont have lakes to attract tourists. Another problem is attracting young Minnesota hunters which are the backbone
to the future. If theyre not attracted to bird hunting the situation
doesnt stand much of a chance of improving.

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

CARD OF THANKS:
The VFW Post 7664 of
Maple Lake has sponsored the
winner of the MN VFW District
6 Teacher of the Year Award in
the grades 6-8 category, Jennifer
DesMarais-Holland, 6th grade
teacher at the Maple Lake Public
School. Her next stop is the state
of Minnesota. We all wish her
well. A special thank you to Ginger O'Loughlin, Maple Lake
Senior Connections Coordinator,
for nominating Jennifer for this
award.
The VFW Post 7664

CARD OF THANKS:
We would like to thank
everyone for making our Chamber Christmas in Maple Lake a
success. We had 142 kids register for a free lunch, gift bag,
greet Santa and a chance to win
a portable DVD player donated
by Star Bank. This years winner was Kylie Frost.
A special thank you goes to
the following businesses that
helped to make this a special
day: The Maple Lake Lions,
Rogers Amoco, Star Bank,

Maple Lake Bakery, The V by


HH, Costume Shoppe, Maple
Lake Messenger, MP NexLevel,
Coborns, MLFD and Mike Peterson, Maple Lake Ambassadors and Maple Manor and the
Manor Elves.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help on the day of
the event. Your help was greatly
appreciated.
Merry Christmas & Happy
New Year!
Cathy Elfstrand & Tricia
Manuel

Its in your court


continued on page 14

Maple Lake Freeze-Up Dates


2014: November 21
2013: November 26
2012: December 11
2011: December 6
2010: November 27
2009: December 10
2008: November 24
2007: December 1
2006: December 1
2005: December 3
2004: December 14
2003: December 2

2002: December 3
2001: December 20
2000: December 2
1999: December 21
1998: December 22
1997: November 17
1996: November 22
1995: November 28
1994: December 11
1993: November 27
1992: November 28
1991: November 7

1990: December 2
1989: November 23
1988: November 21
1987: December 4
1986: November 18
1985: November 21
1984: December 4
1983: December 1
1982: December 9
1981: December 6
1980: December 3
1979: December 2

1978: November 25
1977: November 25
1976: November 15
1975: November 27
1974: December 2
1973: December 6
1972: November 29
1971: November 26
1970: November 25

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December 10, 2014

Dec. 8 Wright County


Sheriffs report
On December 1, Benjamin
Walter Jorgenson, 28, of Rockford, was arrested in Rockford
on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm.
On December 2, Eric Robert
Domke, 38, of South Haven,
was arrested in Buffalo on a
Wright County warrant for domestic abuse.
On December 2, Thomas
Patrick Finucane, 57, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on a Wright County
warrant for domestic assault.
On December 2, Billie Jo
Meulner, 42, of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on the
charge of possession of stolen
check.
On December 3, William
Roman Becker, 55, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on
Wright County warrants for
stalking.
On December 3, Michael
Richard Newmann, 21, of
Howard Lake, was arrested in
Howard Lake on the charge of
5th degree controlled substance
possession.
On December 3, Wayne
Mitchell Zitzloff, 22, of Waverly, was arrested in Howard
Lake on the charge of 5th degree controlled substance possession.
On December 4, Jose Dejesus Martinez, 30, of Annandale,
was arrested in Annandale on
the charge of violation of an
order for protection.
On December 4, Joshua
Scott Dugstad, 22, of Rockford,
was arrested in Buffalo on a
MN Department of Corrections
apprehension and detention
order for 3rd degree criminal
sexual conduct.
On December 4, Celina
Irene Schierhold, 30, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on
a Wright County warrant for violation of a domestic abuse no
contact order.
On December 5, Nicholas
Raymond Vadermillen, 34, of
Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo
on Hennepin County warrants
for trespassing.

On December 5, Zachary
Rich Dullinger, 25, of Monticello, was arrested in Sherburne
County on a Ramsey County
warrant for contempt of court.
On December 6, Samantha
Jo Welter, 26, of Buffalo, was
arrested in Buffalo on the
charges of domestic assault and
5th degree assault.
On December 6, Amanda
Jean Wolf, 30, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charges of criminal damage
to property and domestic assault.
On December 6, Amanda
Lynn Bergquist, 28, of Howard
Lake, was arrested in Howard
Lake on the charge of obstruction with force.
On December 7, Julissa
Mariel Sanchez, 18, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on
Wright County warrants for 5th
degree assault.
On December 7, Ryan David
Binsfeld, 29, of Rice, was arrested in Maple Lake Township
on the charge of 3rd degree
DWI.
On December 7, Thomas
Vonne Sadler, 21, of Maple
Lake, was arrested in Maple
Lake on the charge of 4th degree assault and disorderly conduct.
On December 7, Phillip John
Nichols, 28, no permanent address, was arrested in Rockford
on the charge of violation of an
order for protection.
On December 8, Benjamin
Joseph Buchite, 25, no permanent address, was arrested in
Buffalo on a Crow Wing
County warrant for 5th degree
controlled substance possession.
There were 24 property damage accidents, 10 personal injury accidents, 5 hit and run
accidents and 25 car-deer accidents.
There were 8 arrests for
DWI, no underage consumption
arrests, no school bus stop arm
violations and 93 tickets for
miscellaneous traffic violations
reported this week.

ML Lions, Legion and VFW Board struggles with


increased jail staffing costs
annual holiday party
by John Holler
Correspondent

The annual holiday party was held Saturday, Dec. 6, at the


Maple Lake Legion Club. The Lions, Legion, and VFW members invited everyone to a fun winter evening of food and
entertainment. Top: Shown here are Jean Rivers and Donna
Fries helping Justin Allen, a humorous magician from the
Twin Cities, get his eyes duct taped before solving a Rubiks
cube. Middle: Each of the ladies in attendance of the annual
holiday party received a beautiful poinsettia plant. Bottom:
Pat Hickey (standing) and the guests await the fabulous dinner that consisted of carved prime rib of beef, roasted
chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, steamed vegetables, Caesar salad and a holiday dessert. (Photos by Ricci Smelser)

St. Tims Craft & Bake Sale

tection/harassment order/no
contact order, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and
follow all recommendations,
have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Tenney.
Holmquist, Rebecca Boni,
age 34, of Cokato, sentenced on
12/02/14 for Misdemeanor
Fourth Degree DWI to 90 days
jail, $100 fine; 86 days stayed
for one year on conditions of
probation, serve 4 days jail, pay
$100 fine plus surcharges, pay
$75 public defender co-payment, have no use or possession
of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing,
complete a Level II driving program and follow all recommendations, attend Awareness Panel
for Impaired Drivers, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Tenney.
Jones, Craig James, age 57,
Buffalo, sentenced on 11/26/14
for Probation Violations for
Gross Misdemeanor Second
Degree DWI to 2 days jail.
Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Koch, Jennifer Marie, age
23, of Monticello, sentenced on
12/01/14 for Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct to 90 days jail,
$100 fine; 87 days stayed for
one year on conditions of probation, serve 3 days jail, pay
$100 fine plus surcharges, be on
electronic home monitoring
until treatment begins, have no
use or possession of alcohol or
non-prescription drugs, submit
to random testing, have no contact with victim, stay out of establishments where alcohol is
primary means of business, undergo chemical dependency
treatment and follow all recommendations, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Tenney.

Sentencings
continued on page 11

County Board
continued on page 8

Council approves 2015


tax levy and budget

Dec. 1 Wright County


Attorneys report
Ahlm, Curtis Mark, age 53,
of Maple Lake, sentenced on
12/01/14 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to
365 days jail, $300 fine; 363
days stayed for two years on
conditions of probation, serve 2
days jail, pay $300 fine plus
surcharges, attend Awareness
Panel for Impaired Drivers,
have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, serve
28 days on electronic home
monitoring, undergo a chemical
dependency evaluation and follow all recommendations, have
no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge Tenney.
Brown, Danny Lee, age 52,
of Annandale, sentenced on
11/26/14 for Misdemeanor Following Vehicle More Closely
than Reasonable and Prudent to
90 days jail, $1,000 fine; 75
days, $700 stayed for one year
on conditions of probation,
serve 15 days on home detention/electronic monitoring, pay
$300 fine plus surcharges, attend DriveWright program, attend Awareness Panel for
Impaired Drivers, serve 12
hours community service, have
no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Dayon, Amber Johanna, age
30, of Monticello, sentenced on
12/01/14 for Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault to
365 days jail, $100 fine; 355
days stayed for two years on
conditions of probation, serve
10 days jail, pay $100 fine plus
surcharges, pay $75 public defender co-payment, have no use
or possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to
random testing, have no use or
possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, undergo a diagnostic assessment and follow
all recommendations, abide by
any outstanding order for pro-

For much of 2014, Wright


County has been bringing in
more-than-anticipated revenue
from the boarding of prisoners
for the Minnesota Department of
Corrections, as well as Stearns
and Sherburne counties, but,
when jail administration appeared before the Wright County
Board of Commissioners at its
Dec. 2 meeting looking for significant changes to the current
medical contract, it met with
some opposition.
Jail Administrator Captain
Pat OMalley came before the
board looking for two amendments to the jail medical contract, which has one year
remaining on the current deal.
One of them was a requirement
adding an additional 20 hours
of nurse staffing. The contract
language stated that, if the
county was boarding more prisoners than its average daily rate
of 135, that additional staffing
would be needed. Thanks to
boarding an average of 35 outside prisoners a day, the county
has surpassed that threshold, so
that request passed without incident.
But, it was the other request
bringing on an additional heath
technician to distribute medication that became the issue.
OMalley said bringing on the
position to handle the distribution of meds for nights and
weekends has been long overdue
and something that should be of
concern to the commissioners.
This has been an ongoing
issue since the jail opened, OMalley said. Weve had officers
doing the distribution of meds
when we dont have the tech
support people on hand. Officers
arent experts in dealing with
multiple medications that the
prisoners require. Some of them

have significant side effects if


mixed with other meds. We have
been struggling with this for
years and were looking to reduce our risks and liability because of the potential for
problems. The distribution of
medicine during the med passes
is always risky business.
Commissioner Pat Sawatzke
questioned the amount of the increase in cost for a contract that
is less than halfway through its
two-year term. The annual contract cost was $217,600 annually. The increases being
requested would add approximately $100,000 to that cost.
This is a lot to ask for in one
shot, Sawatzke said.
After some discussion as
OMalley and Captain Todd
Hoffman both explained the
need for both positions, the
board opted to approve contracting for an additional 20 hours of
nurse staffing. As for the medical
technician hours, the board referred that discussion to the Dec.
17 ways and means committee
meeting for further discussion.
In other items on the Dec. 2
agenda, the board:
* Approved a pair of fees-forservice figures, but not without
some significant opposition from
Commissioner Charlie Borrell.
One item passed unanimously
increasing the fee for special details/outside employment for offduty sheriffs deputies asked to
provide security for events from
$50 an hour to $55 an hour.
However, the other item, a courtordered transfer of firearms fee,
was met with strong opposition
by Borrell. The fee would be a
$65 initial fee and a $30 annual
fee per gun ordered by the court
to be seized from individuals involved in order of protection situations. The item passed 4-1.

by Katie Friedman
Correspondent

Top: Noel Paukert looks over the handmade items that were
for sale at the St. Tim's CCW Craft and Bake Sale. Middle:
Helen Jude and Jane Wurm discuss the handmade dish
towels that were donated to the sale. Bottom: Joan Paumen
and Kim Goelz were doing a little holiday shopping at the
Craft & Bake Sale. (Photos by Charlene Wurm)

Dec. 7 Maple Lake


Fire Department Report
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department and Ambulance
Service responded to the following emergencies during the past
week:
Dec. 7, 7:50 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo

Hospital ER.
Dec. 7, 9:40 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
There were no fire emergencies during the same time period.

Prior to setting their property


tax levies and budgets for the
coming year, local governments
are required to conduct a Truth in
Taxation public hearing that offers citizens an opportunity to ask
questions about their cities proposed budgets. The City of
Maple Lake conducted that hearing at the city councils most recent
meeting,
Tuesday,
December 2.
The hearing was unattended
by local residents, but for the
benefit of the record and the edification of those who view the
meetings on cable television,
Mayor Lynn Kissock read
through the details of a presentation as prepared by City Clerk
Lee Ann Yager.
Maple Lakes property taxes
are distributed among three entities, Kissock explained, with 43
percent going to the city, 30 percent going to Wright County and
27 percent going to School District #881. Factors that influence
the total tax levy include property
market value, tax capacity, property class rates, state aid, county
budget and tax levy, school district voter-approved debt obligation, city budget and tax levy, and
special state laws such as sales
tax exemption.
Following the hearing, the
council adopted a resolution approving the final 2015 tax levy of
$869,079 and General Fund
budget of $1,613,415. (Details of
the Maple Lake 2015 budget,
along with this report in its enterity may be found on The Messenger
website,
www.maplelakemessenger.com)
In other business, the council:
Heard a report on plans for
the citys 125th anniversary celebration from Councilmember
Deb Geyen, who said a committee of local residents has come up
with a number of ideas, including
a self-guided history walk
through the city, a school meet-

and-greet and tour, a brewfest


and beer garden, a dance, and
fireworks. More ideas are currently being floated for childrens
activities, and Geyen urged anyone who is interested to join in on
the planning. For more information, contact Geyen, Northenscold, Yager, Denise Blizil, Steve
Mooney or Sue Sylvester. The
celebration date has been set for
June 6, 2015 to coincide with the
all-city garage sale.
Adopted resolutions granting a temporary on-sale liquor license and gambling permit to the
Maple Lake Property Owners
Association for the annual fishing derby to be held January 31,
2015.
In the interest of alleviating
traffic congestion, directed Public Works to order and place no
parking signs along the north
side of Sixth Street Northwest
between Spruce Avenue and a
point 800 feet east of Spruce Avenue.
Approved a consent agenda
that included acceptance of a $25
donation to the Fire Department
from Myrtle Marquette.
Heard a reminder from
Kissock that homeowners are required to clear their sidewalks of
snow and ice after each snowfall,
and that it is illegal to push snow
from driveways into the street.
Passed a resolution for consent to the corporate restructuring
of Charter Communications.
Charter is entering a merger with
Time Warner and Comcast, and
because of a franchise agreement
the city has with Charter, a resolution was required for the citys
consent to the restructuring.
Approved amendments to
city employee policy regarding
sick leave, parental leave and
military pay, as required by
changes in state law.
These actions were made in
the absence of Councilmember
Shar Dircks.
The councils next meeting is
Tuesday, December 16, at 7 p.m.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 4


December 10, 2014

Community

Meetings
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Dec. 15: Multiple Sclerosis
support group, 12-1:30 p.m.,
Buffalo United Methodist
Church. Cathy, 320-274-8408
or Mary Jo, 612-353-1460.
Dec. 16: Maple Lake City
Council, 7 p.m., city hall.
Dec. 16: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m.,
United Methodist Church of
Annandale, 20 Oak Ave. N.
320-274-3380
Dec. 16: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
Dec. 16: Celebrate Recovery
(non-denominational
Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello
Covenant Church; 763-2952112.
Dec. 17: Maple Lake
V.F.W. 7664 Post & Auxiliary,
7 p.m., at The V by HH.

And thats the


way it was . . .

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives


Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives by giving
blood. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS
or visiting redcrossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright County: Dec. 16 from 12-6 p.m., Fitness Evolution,
101 14th St. NE, Buffalo.

December 10th Puzzle

Dec. 11: Friends of the


Maple Lake Library, 4:30
p.m., at the library.
Dec. 11: Maple Lake
Lions, 7 p.m., American Legion Club.
Dec. 11: Sons of American
Legion, 8 p.m., American Legion Club.
Dec. 11: AA & Al-Anon,
7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Dec. 13: AA, 7:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Dec.
14:
Chatham
Climbers 4-H Club, 6 p.m.,
Chatham Township Hall, 1695
Eldridge Ave. NW, Maple
Lake. New members always
welcome. For information,
contact Pribyl's, 320-963-3812.
Dec. 15: S.A.M. quilting
group, St. Timothy's Church
basement, 8 a.m.
Dec. 15: Al-Anon and
Men's 12 Step Group, 7:30

Programs & Events

Festival of Trees & Lighting Ceremony at WCHS


For the 8th year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society
has created an indoor, winter wonderland with a dazzling Festival
of Trees display, free and open to the public. This year there are
more than 30 individual trees, along with a Santa writing station,
animated characters and even an electric train display (courtesy of
Leander Wetter). Located at the Wright County Heritage Center
(2001 Hwy. 25 N, Buffalo), the Festival of Trees will be open daily
from Dec. 3 to Jan. 9, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with Tuesday nights open
until 8 p.m.). For more details please call 763-682-7323 or visit us
on Facebook and at www.wrighthistory.org.

Heres How It Works:


Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into
nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must
fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once
in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in
which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already
provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier
it gets to solve the puzzle!
Answers on Page 12

Frost wins Christmas


in Maple Lake drawing

Christmas Brunch at Reichels is Dec. 11


"Let the Sleigh Bells Ring...". Ladies, that's the theme for an
event you wont want to miss. It'll be held at Reichel's Event Center
in Annandale on Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. You'll catch the Christmas
spirit with holiday music by Caitlin Ehlenz of Buffalo plus enjoy
a great feature, teddy bears on parade by Karla Kolle of St. Cloud.
Kolle, who is also the guest speaker, will help sharpen your focus
on Christmas as she talks about "Life's Journeys." Invite your
friends and make reservations by calling Dawn at 612-723-3905,
Betsy at 320-274-5419 or email lilred.schramm@gmail.com. This
event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

Wright-Hennepin electrical vehicle seminar


Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) members are invited to attend WHs electrical vehicle informational
seminar on Dec. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. The event will be held at
WHs headquarters located at 6800 Electric Drive, off of Hwy. 55
in Rockford.

Senior high choirs holiday concert is Dec. 15


About 180 children and their
families visited the Maple Lake
VFW to see Santa during the annual Christmas in Maple Lake
Celebration which also included
baked goods, crafts for children,
gifts and costumes. ... ANML
wrestlers Jesse Puncochar and
Chris Salveson went undefeated
at the annual Monticello Invitational, helping the team place
fourth in their first tournament
of the season. ... Maple Lake residents were giving what they
could to the community to help
give kids, handicapped and the
elderly a better Christmas
through donations for Silent
Santa, Toys for Tots and The
Giving Tree. ... And Thats The
Way It Was Five Years Ago This
Week.
Maple Lake Elementary
School named November Artists
of the Month including sixth
graders Sally Driscoll, Chelsea
Couette and Nicole McCarthy. ...
Debbie Biegler, representing the
combined program of Toys for
Tots, Silent Santa and The Giving Tree for this area, received a
$545 check donated generously
by teachers and staff members at
Maple Lake Public Schools. ...
Spending the holidays overseas,
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Rebecca A. Levesque, daughter of
Kathleen Block of Buffalo, was
on a six-month deployment to
the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. ... Monticello Movie
Theatre was showing Stuart
Little December 17-23 at an admission price of $5.50 for adults
and $3.00 for children and senior citizens. ... And Thats The
Way It Was 15 Years Ago This
Week.

Old-fashioned holiday rides


were provided uptown by Ted
Woyke who hitched up his team
of ponies for rides, compliments
of the Maple Lake Commercial
Club. ... Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Mooney were evening supper
guests and visitors at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Johnson
in Plymouth on a Sunday night.
... Sister Helen Jane Jaeb, a
School Sister of Notre Dame
from Mankato Province and native of St. Michael, shared her
story of missionary work with
St. Tims students. ... Frieda
Lengyel and Lois Yendrezeski,
Maple Lake Manor residents, set
up a Christmas tree full of
snacks as an attraction for the
birds and dogs who happened to
come by. ... And Thats The Way
It Was 25 Years Ago This Week.

Team MaxBat leagues starting in January

Kylie Frost was the winner of a portable DVDplayer at


Christmas in Maple Lake on Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce and the
prize was donated by Star Bank. (Photo by Kayla Erickson)

Fish Tales: 10-year-old boy


catches 22.75-inch Bass

Ice fishermen were beginning


to bring in heavy weights, including Bill Hamilton who
brought in a 10-pound and later
a 12-pound fish and Elmer
Stumpf who caught two northerns at 16.5- and 9.5-pounds. ...
Mr. and Mrs. Athur Uecker of
Annandale announced the engagement of their daughter,
Betty Ann, to Richard Liefert,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Liefert
of Buffalo. ... Miss Sharon Jude,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Jude, was a member of the class
of x-ray technology students
who received their cap at the
Chapel of St. Cloud Hospital. ...
Stephen Nelson of Maple Lake
received a Glidden Company
scholarship based on his participation in the coatings program
and scholarship, character, and
financial need at NSU College
of Chemistry. ... And Thats The
Way It Was 50 Years Ago This
Week.

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

The senior high choirs of Maple Lake High School will be performing their winter holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7:30
p.m. in the high school auditorium. The 9th grade choir will be featuring a twist on the songs Deck the Halls and God Rest Ye
Merry, Gentlemen. The 10-12th grade choir will be featuring a
cappella holiday carols and other multicultural songs. The concert
is free and open to the public.

be turned away. The clinics are


hosted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions,
please ask clinic staff or call WC
Public Health at 1-800-3623667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, December 16:
Maple Lake Maple Manor East,
333 2nd Street West
Tuesday, December 23:
Monticello Senior Center, 206
Central Ave.
For the full schedule, visit:
www.co.wright.mn.us/forms/hu
manservices/60%20Plus%20an
d%20Healthy%20Schedule.pdf

www.MapleLakeMessenger.com

Team MaxBat leagues will begin play on Sunday mornings from


10 a.m.-noon in January of 2015. This league is designed to train
and help players throughout the winter months and prepare them
for the upcoming spring season. These are live games with training
and hitting at the same time inside a dome at The10 Sports Centre
Dome in Long Lake. Go to www.theteammaxbat.com and click on
"Hitters/Fielders League" at the top of the page for more information and how to register. League is restricted to the first 40 players
to sign up. More info at 320-583-8509, ask for Pat.

3rd annual Game-a-thon is Jan. 1


The 3rd Annual Game-a-thon will be Thursday, Jan. 1, from 10
a.m. to 10 p.m. Free to attend; public is welcome. Food, fun, and
games for the whole family. Enter to win prizes. Enjoy board
games, video games, card games, miniatures, computer games,
RPGs, and more. All-day movie marathon of your favorite science
fiction and fantasy films. Stay for the entire event, or feel free to
arrive and leave at any time. Location: Buffalo Community Center,
206 Central Avenue in downtown Buffalo. For more information,
visit www.scifisaturday.com

Home Stretch homebuyer workshop is Jan. 7


Home Stretch is a homebuyer workshop that takes participants
through the entire home buying process. In one day, you will learn
about qualifying for a mortgage, financing a home, credit, shopping
for a home, the closing process, basic home maintenance, and affordable mortgage products that may be available. Our next workshops will be held in St. Cloud onWednesday, Jan. 7, from 10:30
a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library. To register for
the Home Stretch workshop, please contact Suzy at 320-258-0681
and visit our website www.cmhp.net for more information.

Submit community programs and events to


news@maplelakemessenger.com
The Maple Lake Messenger reserves the right to
edit entries and does not guarantee publication of
community events. Space limits the size and number of articles. Programs and Events deadline is 4
p.m. Monday. If your information must be published,
please consider placing an ad.
Hunter Dalum, 10 years old, caught and released this 7+pound largemouth bass on a secret local lake on the 2014
bass opener. It measured 22.75 inches and had a 16-inch
girth. Send your Fish Tales photo to the Messenger at
news@maplelakemessenger.com or mail it to us at P.O. Box 817,
Maple Lake, 55358.

Senior Dining Menu December 15-19


Offering a nutritious meal in
a warm, caring atmosphere with
friendship and fun. Everyone
welcome. The Senior Dining
Center is located at Maple Manor
West, 555 2nd St. W. For more
information, call 320-963-5771.
MONDAY, Dec. 15
Oven-Roasted
Chicken,
Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy,
Steamed Carrots, Dinner Roll,
Pineapple
TUESDAY, Dec. 16
Beach Party--Hamburger on a
Bun, Calico Beans, Fresh Veg-

gies/Ranch Dip, Sunny Pasta


Salad, Frosty Oreo Dessert
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10
Honey-Glazed Ham, Creamy
Potato Bake, Country Trio Vegetable, Dinner Roll, Strawberry
Trifle
THURSDAY, Dec. 17
Swedish Meatballs, Parslied
Potatoes, Country Trio Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Applesauce
FRIDAY, Dec. 18
Tator Tot Casserole, Cucumber/Onion Salad, Wheat Dinner
Roll, Banana, Pudding

320-401-1300
Now Open!
New veterinary clinic in Maple Lake!
Full service care for your animals with
24-hour on-call veterinarian.
Located on Highway 55 next to H&H Sport shop.
We also have locations in Watkins (320-764-7400)
and Kimball (320-398-3600)
Call now for an appointment!

Church
CHURCH OF SAINT TIMOTHY
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
www.churchofsttimothy.org
Pastor: Father John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn
Kincs
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
www.bethuccml@gmail.com
mfritz@ants.edu
Interim Pastor: Michael Fritz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30
a.m., Fellowship; 10:45 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Choir.
HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Lake
Ph.: 763-463-9447
www.holycrossmaplelake.com
Pastors: Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
THURS.: 7 p.m., Bible Study.
SUNDAY: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:15 a.m., Faith Formation;
10:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship;
6 p.m., The112.
MON.: 11 a.m., First of All Prayer
Group; 1 p.m., Quilters
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesdays; 7 p.m., Confirmation.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK
(LCMS)
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820, 320-333-8636
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service;
11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible
Study.
SILVER CREEK
COMMUNITY CHURCH
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake,
MN 55358
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957;
605-553-5240
www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.com
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.: 7 p.m., CryOut Practice.
SAT.: 7:30 p.m., Men's Breakfast; 9
a.m., Christmas Program Rehearsal
for Everyone.
SUN.: Child Dedications--8:15
a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11 a.m., Worship Service; 9:45 a.m., Sunday
School; 6 p.m., Christmas Program.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer;
7 p.m., Men's Bible Study.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6:30
p.m., Wednesday Night
Supper/Connection.
ANNANDALE UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc
Pastor: Ruth Hograbe
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service;
10:15 a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
CHURCH
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
THURS.: 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
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service;
Energized Music and Quality Children's Programs Provided.
MT. HERMON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship w/Communion; Family Night.

ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN


CHURCH
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
www.stjohns-annandale.org
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson and Tom
Heyd
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10
a.m., Contemporary Worship.
BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11
a.m., Church Service.
HOSANNA LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannalcms.org
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Bible Study and Sunday
School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults
Group.
WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m.,
Confirmation Class.
BUFFALO UNITARIAN
UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
WED.: Discussion Group Meets the
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru
May, 7:30 p.m., at Buffalo Community Center, Across the Street from
the Post Office at 206 Central Ave.
(Hwy. 25). For More Information,
Call Luke at 763-682-4616 or Visit
www.buuf.us. Everyone is welcome.
BUFFALO EVANGELICAL
FREE CHURCH
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County
Rd. 113)
Ph. 763-682-6846; www.buffalofree.org
info@buffalofree.org
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups;
7:30 a.m., AA & Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Men's Small Group; 7
p.m., Small Groups.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service,
Coffee Fellowship, Children's
Church; 11 a.m., Sunday School for
All Ages; 6 p.m., Youth Groups; 7
p.m., Small Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible
Study; 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry;
7:30 p.m., Men's Small Group, AA,
GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir
Practice.
BUFFALO COVENANT
CHURCH
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
www.buffalocov.org
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
SAT.: 9 a.m., Festival Practice; 9:30
a.m., Angel Breakfast.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship;
9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Sunday
School; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out Christmas Party; 7 p.m., Christmas Celebration.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Women's Bible Study.
TUES.: 9 a.m., MOPS; 1:30 p.m.,
S.A.L.T., Concert.
WED.: 6 p.m., Awana, Hang Time;
6:30 p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation;
8 p.m., Small Group.
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Worship Team
Rehearsal; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
LCMC
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
www.lutheran-faith.org
Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., Mon., Wed., Thurs.
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 8:30 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11
a.m., Celebration Worship.
CELEBRATION COMMUNITY
CHURCH
Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover;
763-675-3003
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Elementary School Gymnasium.

WOW
Wellness on Wheels

Wright County Public Health


offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
van. For WOW van sites, appointments or questions, call
Rosemary at 682-7717 or toll
free, 1-800-362-3667, Ext. 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 & 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, December 11:
Marketplace, Annandale
Monday, December 15: WalMart, Monticello
Tuesday, December 16:
Clark Station, Montrose
Wednesday, December 17:
Marketplace, St. Michael
Thursday, December 18:
Marketplace, Cokato
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
http://www.co.wright.mn.us/department/humanservices/wow
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
Van. The entire test takes about
30 minutes. We have two different test options. A 12 hour fast is
required for a lipid profile including blood sugar screening. The
cost is $35. A non-fasting test is
also available. This test gives
your total cholesterol and HDL.
The cost is $25.

Obituary
Paul J. Kelly, Maple Lake
Paul
J.
Kelly, age
62, of Maple
Lake, formerly
of
Mound, died
Tu e s d a y,
December 2,
2014, at his
home.
Memorial services were held
3:00 p.m. Monday, December 8,
at Dingmann Funeral Care
Chapel, Maple Lake. Visitation
was one hour prior to the service.
Paul Joseph Kelly was born
March 1, 1952, in Minneapolis
to Francis and Loretta (Mercier)
Kelly. He grew up in Robbinsdale and graduated from Robbinsdale High School with the
Class of 1970. On June 6, 1987,
he was united in marriage to
Melissa Ketchum at Bethlehem
United Church of Christ in
Maple Lake. Paul worked as an
over the road trucker. He enjoyed gardening, music, motorcycles, trains, planes and classic
cars.

He is survived by his wife,


Melissa; children, Bonnie
(Alexander) Weinandt of Ham
Lake, Marcus (Jena) Ketchum of
Monticello, Casey Ketchum of
Maple Lake and Paul PJ
Ketchum of Maple Lake; seven
grandchildren, Corey Kramer,
Hans and Enya Weinandt, Kora,
Koleson, Kyndra and Alice
Ketchum; and siblings, Gene T.
Kelly of Minneapolis, Mary
(Bill) Schendel of Plymouth and
Pat Kelly of St. Louis Park. He
is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Loretta Kelly,
and sister, Sharon Lee.

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December 10, 2014

School News

School
Elementary students get into the holiday spirit at concert
continued from page 1

Wax Museum display


presentation is Dec. 19
Naomi Durst's senior English
class will be presenting the Wax
Museum on Friday, December 19,
from 9 - 10:30 in the high school
large group room.
The displays are:
Nancy Drew
The Scarlett Pimpernel
A Christmas Carol
Divergent
The Song of Fire and Ice
The public is invited to come
and see the displays, and visitors
should check in at Door E (high
school office doors).

1-Act Play is Jan. 29


Everyone is welcome to the public performance of the 1-Act Play on
Thursday, January 29, at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission.

Maple Lake student receives Left: First graders Grace Ronnenberg, Daisy Auna Hohman and Alana Weiss perform a Christmas dance with their classmates. Top Right: Second
MSU Moorhead scholarship graders Madilynn Norgren, left, and Logan Anglin, right, look like they are having a good time decorating Amara Schroeder to look like a Christmas
Maya Oritz has received a
$4,000 University Scholarship from
Minnesota State University Moorhead. Oritz is the daughter of Eric
and Leah Ortiz of Maple Lake, and
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choice of fruit, milk
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Why I Appreciate Americas Veterans


By Samuel Christopher
Riviere
Samuel attends St. Timothys
School and is a student in Laurie
Haynes 6th grade class.
I appreciate Americas Veterans because they sacrifice many
things for us. They have to be
away from their families for a
really long time to fight for our
country. Some have even sacrificed their lives to save our
countrys freedom so we can live
in peace. We have freedom of
speech, freedom of religion, and
can pray in church.
Patriotism means love and
devotion to ones country. The
veterans leave everything behind
like their jobs and friends. I
think we should do more for
them like send them packages,
make donations, and provide
food for people who have lost
family members or have someone in the Military.
My family has some friends,
and their dad is in the Army
fighting in Kuwait for the next
year. It has been really hard for
them to live without a father and
a husband for a year. Can you
imagine not having a Mom or
Dad for that long? A long time
ago my Grandpa was in the
Army. I was not alive at the time

but I can imagine that it would


be really hard for the people that
love him. I am so glad he is still
alive today.
Another way to support the
Veterans is when they walk in
parades. We should stand, put
our hands over our hearts, and
clap for them as they walk by
because they have done so much
for our country.
It means a great deal to me to
have freedom. A person I know
that lives in my town is a Veteran. He is one of the most generous people I know. He is
always looking out for my family and helping us out because
we have such a large family.
Things arent always easy in a
big family. Out of our town he
has one of the biggest flags flying in his yard. This also shows
his patriotism.
It is people like this Veteran
who deserve our love and support. These people that go to war
to fight for our country are so
kind, generous, and unselfish.
We need to thank them. All of
the examples I have given for
these people that are so patriotic,
are the reasons that I want to be
patriotic and the reasons that
make me feel thankful for the
freedom that they have given us.

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Left: A second grader discreetly waves to someone she recognizes in the audience during the Christmas concert. Second graders performed Tap,
Tap, Tap and Rock Around the Christmas Tree. Right: Third grader Adison Gorres, center, belts out Feliz Navidad at Maple Lake Elementarys
Primary Holiday Concert, Thursday, Dec. 4, at the high school gym. Pictured performing with her are, front row, from left, Ashton Daluge, Ty RollingsStrand, Gorres and Dane Woolridge. Second row, from left are, Lily Sanchez, Ryan Cranston, Logan Salmela, Makenna Jude and Nick Jost.

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Howard Lake

Hwy. 12
Waverly

Catherine Luckemeyer had


her 4th grade students write
whether theyd prefer working
as an elf or a reindeer for
Santa.
Zachary Carlson - I would
rather be an elf than a reindeer
because I would be very small
and would help Santa make
gifts. It would be very fun!
Maybe after Santa is done delivering all the gifts he could
bring some of his cookies and
we could eat them together. I
would like having pointy ears
and being able to see Santa all
the time, and I would get to live
at the North Pole. I wouldnt
want to be a reindeer because
you would need to fly all night
long, but if I were an elf I get to
wear a hat all day long. After
Christmas is over all the elves
can have cookies and milk!
Blake Jarman - I would
rather be a reindeer than an elf
because I could fly and drive
Santas sleigh. I could also go
wherever I want. It would be
fun to fly because I can feel a
breeze on my face or run and
have a nose like Rudolph, nice
and bright red, but I wouldnt
like being made fun of. Also if
Id like having fur to keep
warm.. And reindeers have big

ears so you can hear better than


the pointy ears that elves have.
I wouldnt like being short like
elves are. It would be nice
working for Santa to know
what children are getting and to
see the naughty and nice list.
Marcus Weimer - I would
rather be a reindeer than an elf
because when it is Christmas
time I would get to fly. If I am
Rudolph I would get to have
a red nose. I could also talk to
Santa and the elves and pull
Santas sleigh. Id be able to go
to places that people havent
seen before by traveling around
the world, and Id be able to see
Santas magic and eat a lot of
carrots. Plus Id have reindeer
friends to play with. Finally I
get to see the North Pole. I
dont want to be an elf because
they have to work all year and
wear weird clothes and they
have weird ears. Reindeers get
to spend time with Santa and
experience different adventures
than elves.
Skylyn Johnson - I would
rather be a reindeer than an elf
because I can fly on Christmas.
I can also have a red nose that
glows. Also I would get to talk
to Santa and fly his sled to a lot
of houses and see the girls and

boys. Id fly all over the world


and get carrots when I am hungry. They are yummy. Id have
four feet that helps me run
faster. Some reindeers are big
and some are small. Id be a
small reindeer. It would be fun
watching Santa go down the
chimneys and live in the North
Pole where its really cold. Id
have lots of reindeer friends. I
wouldnt want to be an elf because I do not like their ears
and because they are so small.
The elves have to wrap all the
presents and wear weird
clothes.
Derek Rose - I would rather
be a reindeer than an elf because I would have antlers and
I could fly. I could help save
Christmas by flying really fast
and getting to every house. If I
was a reindeer I would have
hooves and could drive Santa
around to different houses. I
wouldnt want to be an elf because they have pointy ears and
feet. They are small and have to
work all year making presents
and there would be too many
elves in Santas house working
on toys. Elves dont get to drive
Santa around and I think they
wear ugly hats.
Kayla Paumen - I would
rather be a reindeer than an elf
because I would like to fly with
all the presents. It would be
cool to live at the North Pole
because it has snow and Santas
gift shop. I would like to have a
nose like Rudolphs because it
glows. It would make me happy
to bring presents to little children and make them happy. I
wouldnt like to be an elf because the elves have to stay at
the North Pole while Santa is
giving presents to little children. I like reindeer because
they are well behaved. Reindeer
have jingle bells as a collar and
I like jingling bells. All the
other reindeer must be awesome. It would be fun to be the
first one pulling the sleigh. I
love reindeer because they are
cozy.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 7


December 10, 2014

MLHS students participate


in Job Skills Competition
On December 4th, five
MLHS students participated in
the Job Skills Competition held
at Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church. This event is designed
to assess job skills for area special education students involved
in work based learning programs. Students participated in
events such as task completion,
modeling appropriate interview
apparel, mock job interviews,

public speaking, online job application completion and problem


solving
interviews.
Michael O'Sullivan won first
place in the Task ompletion
event; Duncan Neska, Cortney
Hoopman, Kayla Walsh and
Matthew O'Sullivan also participated in job skills events
throughout the day. Over 150
area students attended this
event.

Jennifer DesMarais-Holland receives the Smart/Maher


VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award
By Ginger OLoughlin
Correspondent

Each year, an elementary,


junior high, and high school
teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education
topics in a classroom environment are nominated for the
Smart/Maher VFW National
Citizenship Education Teacher
Award. Teachers who promote
civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism are prime
candidates for the award.
Maple Lake Senior Connections Coordinator Ginger
OLoughlin knew that she had
to nominate the deserving 6th
grade teacher Jennifer DesMarais-Holland for this honor.
Jennifer has for years integrated
the Patriots Pen essays contest
into her curriculum, endorsed
student confidence by having
them present their essays at the
VFW, during Veterans Day programs and other celebrations,
she helped produce a video utilizing student veteran commen-

dations and art work.


DesMarais Holland has also
facilitated displays in the
Schoolseum featuring student
illustrations and personal tributes to military family members, had her class write letters
to soldiers over-seas, and provided gifts for the VA Hospital,
among numerous other patriotic
outreaches.
Elementary Principal Kris
Harlan said, Jennifer sets up
numerous opportunities for her
students to do positive things
for others. Although Jenns primary responsibility at our
school is to teach Language
Arts to all sections of 6th grade,
I believe she feels a tremendous
responsibility to make sure the
students who exit her grade
level at the end of the year are
ready to enter high school as responsible, caring citizens.
The judges spotted her dedication to education and specialty in Language Arts as a
major force used in teaching

Jennifer DesMarais-Holland receiving the MN VFW District 6 Teacher of the Year Award in the grades 6-8 category. Pictured is Deann Reynolds, MN VFW District 6
Auxiliary president (Milaca), Jennifer DesMarais-Holland
(Maple Lake), Gaylen Heacock, MN VFW District 6 commander (Litchfield). (Photo submitted)
undergraduates about how precious our freedom is, the history behind it, and how to carry
on the traditions of loyalty to
our country. On December 6th,
Jennifer and her family attended the awards ceremony in

Jenkins, Mn, hosted by Jenkins


VFW Post 3839. The winners
of the awards will be entered in
the MN VFW state competition
to be presented at the MN VFW
State Mid-Winter Conference in
January in Minneapolis.

Flyers deliver donated gifts for the Tree of Hope


continued from page 1

Top: Participants in the back row are Michael O'Sullivan,


Matthew O'Sullivan and Duncan Neska. In the front row
are Cortney Hoopman and Kayla Walsh. Bottom: Michael
O'Sullivan and his first-place certificate and medal.
(Photos submitted by Susan Bjorstrom)

Students learn to budget


while shopping at the
elementary Secret Santa Shop
Elementary students recently
had the opportunity to pick out
inexpensive gifts for family and
friends at the Secret Santa Shop
in the elementary school. There
were lots of personalized familyoriented gift selections for the
kids to pick from, with the majority of items priced under
$4.50. Each student brought
home a special budget envelope
to decide together as a family

Left: Angel Arabbo, on the far side of the first table, and Thuy Pieper, across from him, were two of many volunteers
that sorted and labeled toys that arrived at the Maple Lake airport on Saturday. According to coordinator Elaine Morrow, the beautiful weather brought in a record number of airplanes to help distribute toys. A number of cars were
also used to deliver toys to hospitals in the metro area. Right: Wyatt Ericson, left, and his dad, Tim Ericson, have the
job of labeling incoming donations. Tim is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 237.

who they should shop for and


how much could be spent on
each gift.
The program was designed to
be a safe, child-centered environment where students could
learn how to budget and spend
wisely during the holiday season. There is nothing like the joy
of giving and watching someone
open a present that is picked out
by them for a special loved one.

Left: Monika Bell of Maple Grove sorts through a heaping pile of donated toys. Bell is a member of the Minnesota
chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of womens pilots that helps to organize the Tree of Hope.
It is the only charity of its kind in Minnesota. Right: Chris Kocinski stands by her plane with a load of toys that she
will fly back to her home airport in Anoka. The gifts will then be delivered by car to four area hospitals. (Photos by
Brenda Erdahl)

Out & About

Week of December 12-18

Top: Anita Praska, a Secret Santa helper, waits on Miley


Oravetz as she does a little holiday shopping. Bottom:
Ben Nelson looks over his list as Kim Grunau, a para at
the school, and Anita Praska, Secret Santa helper, wait
for him to begin his holiday shopping.
(Photos submitted by Kath Heffron)

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December 10, 2014

County Board

continued from page 3


* Set the final cutoff date for
claims to be submitted to the
county for payment in 2014 at
noon, Monday, Dec. 22.
* Adopted a resolution giving
preliminary approval for a request from Elim Care, the parent
company of Park View Care
Center in Buffalo, to access
available low-interest bonds that
are available to the county. A
public hearing will be held at
9:30 a.m. at the Dec. 23 county
board meeting before final approval is given.
* Approved a three-year con-

tract between the county and


Corinna Township concerning
the townships planning and
zoning activities. Aside from
some minor language changes, a
division of revenue from P&Z
licenses and activity would be
designated as 65 percent going
to the county and 35 percent to
the township.
* Referred the contract for
the countys Parenting Through
Divorce program to the ways
and means committee.
* Scheduled an owners committee of the whole meeting for

Tracy Jansen,

10 a.m. Wednesday,
Wednesday, Dec.
Dec. 10,
10 to
discuss the schematic design for
the Public Works expansion
project.
* Approved a contract with
Anoka County to continue with
shared medical examiner services. Because more counties
have gotten
involved
in the
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in the
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medical
examiner
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provided,
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per
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capita
in
2015.
capita in 2015.
* Delayed the effective date
for the revision of the countys
personnel policy pertaining to
various employee leave situations to April 1. The revisions
initially were going to take effect Jan. 1.
* Approved the October revenue/expenditure guidelines.

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December 10, 2014

Irish boys basketball is 3-1


by Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake boys basketball team is 3-1 after an exciting


win at home against neighboring
rival, Annandale, and a loss on
the road to Eden Valley-Watkins.
The size and enthusiasm of
the crowd, Tuesday, Dec. 2, gave
the gym a playoff-like atmosphere as the Irish cruised to a 8173 win over the Cardinals.
Maple Lake came out tough
and played a great first half, executing plays and sharing the ball
well on offense, Coach Tim
Staloch said.
Defense struggled a bit, giving
up 35 points, which was too
many, Staloch noted, but the
Cardinals were hitting some difficult shots that were contested.
Despite giving up those points,
the Irish still led 42-35 by the end
of the half.
We had Annandale on their
heels a couple times with doubledigit leads in the first half and
again in the second half, but they
fought back time and time
again, Staloch said.
The largest lead the home
team had over the Cardinals was
15 points.

Annandale led once in the second half, but the Irish team was
able to settle down and execute
down the stretch.
It was our first victory over
Annandale in awhile. It was a
very satisfying victory over a
quality, well-coached opponent,
Staloch said.
David Stokman led scoring
for the Irish with 32 points. He
also had nine rebounds and five
assists. Chase Olson had 13
points in the win, and 10 rebounds; Brandon Borell had 10
points and six rebounds; and Andrew Schonnesen, Tony Goelz
and Michael Scherber each had
seven points. Nick Paumen contributed five points and six rebounds.
The Irish struggled against a
talented Eden Valley-Watkins
team, Friday, Dec. 5, and fell 6468 for their first loss of the season.
We struggled to find any
rhythm in the first half which
caused us to be down by 11 at the
half, Staloch said.
The Irish outplayed the Eagles
in the second half, leading by two
for a short period, but E-W hit
some big shots and got a couple

key rebounds in the last minutes


of the game to pull off the win.
Stokman led scoring for the
Irish with 18 points. Schonnesen
and Olson contributed 12 points
apiece; Goelz had 10 points; Paumen had six; and Scherber and
Borell had three points each.
Our players showed a lot of
tenacity in the second half, digging ourselves out of the hole we
created. Our overall defensive
pressure was better, which put
them on their heals for awhile,
Staloch said.
It was a disappointing loss,
but I was proud of the effort we
gave. We will get another shot at
them in January. We now have to
regroup and prepare for this week
in which we have two more important conference games.
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Irish
traveled to Holdingford for a 7:30
p.m. game and on Friday, Dec.
12, they will host Howard LakeWaverly-Winsted, also at 7:30
p.m.
Maple Lake vs. Annandale
Stats
Pts Rebs Asts
A. Schonnesen
7 3 3
T. Goelz
7 7 5

A. Ruhland
D. Stokman
M. Scherber
C. Olson
R. Kalinowski
N. Paumen
B. Borell

- 1
32 9
7 2
13 10
5 6
10 6

5
1
1
1

First Half
Maple Lake - 42
Annandale - 35
Second Half
Maple Lake - 39
Annandale - 38
Final Score: 81-73
Maple Lake vs. Eden ValleyWatkins Stats
Pts Rebs Asts
A. Schonnesen 12 3 2
T. Goelz
10 8 5
D. Stokman
18 4 4
M. Scherber
3 1 1
C. Olson
12 6 1
R. Kalinowski
- 2
N. Paumen
6 2
B. Borell
3 5 1

Michael Scherber reaches for two points. He contributed


seven points on Tuesday. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

First Half
Maple Lake - 23
Eden Valley-Watkins - 34
Second Half
Maple Lake - 41
Eden Valley-Watkins - 34
Final Score: 64-68

Left: David Stokman charges the basket, Tuesday, Dec.


2, at home against Annandale. He was the high scorer
with 32 points that night. Middle: The Maple Lakes No.
32, Brandon Borell, fights his way to the basket. He contributed 10 points in the Maple Lake win. Right: Maple
Lakes No. 4. Andrew Schonnesen, jumps up for two despite heavy Cardinal defense. He had seven points for the
night.

Irish fall to Milaca Wolves


by Brenda Erdahl

The Maple Lake girls basketball team lost their season opener
to an aggressive Milaca team,
Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Milaca, after
an early rash of injuries plagued
their varsity lineup.
Milaca controlled the game
with an up-tempo style of play,
claiming the victory 73-45 by
pressing defensively and fastbreaking on the offense, Coach
Adam Ronnenberg said.
We struggled against their
pressure and rushed several shots
on offense. Their depth took its
toll on us. A couple injuries have
sidelined two varsity players,
limiting our bench, Ronnenberg
said.
By the half, the Wolves had
taken a 34-19 lead. The Irish
were outscored again 39-26 in
the second half.
Seniors Mollie Graham and
Emily Webb led the scoring for
the Irish with eight points each,
Tuesday night. Freshman Linsey
Rachel and senior Kayla Hoistad
each had seven points; freshman
Lauren Borell had six points;
freshman Brynn Paumen had five
points; and sophomore Morgan
Same day copies
Scheiber contributed four points.
Despite being outshot and out-

maneuvered, the Maple Lake


team managed to out-rebound
Milaca 35-32. Both Rachel and
Webb had 11 rebounds each.
The Irishs lack of depth was
a concern of coaches before the
season began. The key, Ronnenberg said before the season
started, was to keep from getting
injured.
But during only the second
week of practice the injuries
started to happen. Brooklyn
Toedter, a junior forward for the
Irish, hyper-extended her knee
and Mollie Scheiber, a freshman
guard, broke her hand.
Toedter started every game for
the Irish last season as a sophomore and coaches expected
Scheiber to fit into the varsity rotation after a strong off-season
last summer.
Coach Ronnenberg said
Toedter should be back on the
floor by the end of the week and
hes looking for Scheiber to start
contributing again after the holiday break.
The teams goal going into future games is to gain more experience for their younger players.
We will improve handling
the
ball against pressure and gain
available!
more experience for our younger
players, Ronnenberg said.

The Irish will likely see Milaca again during playoffs since
they are in the same subsection.
They (the Wolves) are improved from last season and have
proven to be contenders in our
half of the section, Ronnenberg
said.
The Maple Lake team will
host Dassel-Cokato, Tuesday,
Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
D-C will be very physical
and a good test for us, Ronnenberg said.
On Thursday, Dec. 11, the
Irish will take on section opponent St. Cloud Cathedral at
Cathedral High School at 7:30
p.m.

Central Minnesota
Conference Boys
Basketball Standings

Central Minnesota
Conference Girls
Basketball Standings

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Conf. Overall
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EV-W
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EV-W
0-0-0 0-0-0
HL-W-W
0-0-0 1-1-0
HL-W-W
0-0-0 0-0-0
BBE
0-0-0 0-1-0
ROCKFORD
0-0-0 0-0-0
PIERZ
0-0-0 1-1-0
MAPLE LAKE 0-0-0 0-0-0
ROCKFORD
0-0-0 0-0-0
HOLDINGFORD 0-0-0 0-2-0
KIMBALL
0-1-0 3-1-0
PIERZ
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M. Graham
E. Webb
L. Rachel
K. Hoistad
L. Borell
B. Paumen
M. Schieber

Pts Rebs Asts


8 1 1
8 11 3
7 11 4
7 3 2
6 3
5 3
4 2 1

7th grade boys basketball traveling


team places 2nd in tournament

The 7th grade boys basketball traveling team placed 2nd in a tournament in Monticello
on Saturday, December 6th. In the first game they won against Zimmerman 41-31. In
the second game they won against Minnetonka 32-28. In the championship game they
lost to Champlin Park 29-34. Pictured in the front row is Brady Uecker, Brandon Schmitz,
Ben Clapp, Ben Reilley, Jacob Donnet, Brock Goelz. Back row is Coach Sean Schmitz,
Peyton Paumen, Kelvin Larson, Gabe Snail, Rayne Jacobson, Logan Weninger and
Coach Tim Staloch. (Photo by Lisa Weninger)

First Half
Maple Lake - 19
Milaca - 34
Second Half
Maple Lake - 26
Milaca - 39
Final Score: 45-73

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Thursday, December 11: 4:15pm
Girls Basketball: 7th Grade Game
vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @
Maple Lake HS Activity Center;
4:15pm Girls Basketball: 8th Grade
Game vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity
@ Maple Lake HS Activity Center;
6:00pm Girls Basketball: C Game
vs. St. Cloud Cathedral @ St. Cloud
Cathedral; 6:00pm Girls Basketball:
JV Game vs. St. Cloud Cathedral @
St. Cloud Cathedral; 7:30pm Girls
Basketball: Varsity Game vs. St.

Cloud Cathedral @ St. Cloud


Cathedral; 6:00pm Gymnastics:
Varsity Meet vs. Becker @ Becker
High School; 6:00pm Wrestling:
Varsity Meet vs. Litchfield @ Maple
Lake High School; 7:00pm Boys
Hockey: Varsity Game vs. St. Olaf
Showcase @ Albertville Ice Arena.
Friday, December 12: 6:00pm
Boys Basketball: C Game vs.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @
Maple Lake High School; 6:00pm
Boys Basketball: JV Game vs.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @
Maple Lake High School; 7:30pm
Boys Basketball: Varsity Game vs.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @
Maple Lake High School; 7:00pm
Girls Hockey: Varsity Game vs.
Rogers @ Buffalo Civic Center.
Saturday, December 13: 8:00am
Wrestling: Varsity Invitational @ Columbia Heights High School;
3:00pm Girls Hockey: Varsity Game
vs. Dodge County @ Kasson Ice

Arena; 3:00pm Boys Hockey: Varsity Game vs. Bemidji @ Moose


Sheritt Arena.
Monday,December 15: 4:15pm
Girls Basketball: 7th Grade Game
vs. St. Johns Prep @ Maple Lake
HS Activity Center; 4:15pm Girls
Basketball: 8th Grade Game vs. St.
Johns Prep @ Maple Lake HS Activity Center.
Tuesday, December 16: 4:00pm
Girls Basketball: 7th Grade Game
vs. Rockford @ Maple Lake HS Activity Center; 4:00pm Girls Basketball: 8th Grade Game vs. Rockford
@ Maple Lake HS Activity Center;
6:00pm Girls Basketball: C Game
vs. Holdingford @ Maple Lake High
School; 6:00pm Girls Basketball: JV
Game vs. Holdingford @ Maple
Lake High School; 7:30pm Girls
Basketball: Varsity Game vs. Holdingford @ Maple Lake High School;
7:00pm Girls Hockey: Varsity Game
vs. Edina @ Buffalo Civic Center.

Maple Lake Messenger Page 11


December 10, 2014

Irish gymnasts win Girls receive awards at volleyball banquet


one, lose one

Marisa Henrikson performs on the vault where she ended


up placing 11th. (Photo by Delaney Sifferle)
by Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

Maple Lake gymnasts kicked


off their season with a win and a
loss at a tri-meet against Little
Falls and Monticello, Thursday,
Dec. 4, at home.
On the same night the Irish
managed to beat Central Minnesota Conference rival Little
Falls 125.8 to 105.45 and fall to
Monticello 125.8 to 131.9 in
non-conference action.
Varsity performed well but
not to their fullest potential,
Coach Kaitlyn Helmbrecht said.
We had a lot of great performances on the floor and they were
great routines to watch. Both JV
and varsity have a lot of room
for improvement and now that
this first meet is done we know
what we need to work on.
Leading the charge for the

Irish against Little Falls was


junior Jordan Sifferle who
claimed first place on the vault
and the floor with scores above
9.0 in both events.
She also won the all-around,
placed first on bars with a score
of 8.075 and was fifth on beam
with a score of 7.0.
Jordan had a great night on
vault and floor, Helmbrecht
said.
Also scoring well for the
Irish against Little falls was
Maddi Maas. She was second on
vault and beam with scores of
8.4 and 7.775. She was also
third in the all-around, fourth on
bars with a score of 6.35 and
fifth on floor with a score of
8.325.

Gymnastics
continued on page 13

Sentencing
continued from page 3
Nichols, Daniel Patrick, age
28, of Buffalo, sentenced on
11/25/14 for Felony Burglary in
the Third Degree to a stay of imposition for five years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days
jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public defender co-payment, obtain
permission before leaving the
state, have no contact with victim or victim's residence, pay
restitution, undergo a psychological evaluation and follow all
recommendations, provide DNA
sample, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow
all recommendations, have no
use or possession of alcohol or
non-prescription drugs, submit
to random testing, have no use
or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same
or similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Strand.
Riggs, Daniel Adam, age 30,
of Buffalo, sentenced on
11/26/14 for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the Fifth
Degree to a stay of imposition
for five years on conditions of
probation, serve 55 days jail, pay
$75 public defender co-payment, undergo a psychological
evaluation and follow all recommendations, undergo a chemical
dependency assessment and follow all recommendations, have
no use or possession of alcohol
or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, provide
DNA sample, obtain permission
before leaving the state, have no
use or possession of firearms or
dangerous weapons, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Halsey.
Roth, Jennifer Anne, age 49,
of Monticello, sentenced on
11/26/14 for Gross Misdemeanor Driving After Cancellation to 120 days jail, pay $50
fine, pay $75 public defender
co-payment.
Sentenced by
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Rowley, Keith Francis, age
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11/26/14 for Felony Criminal
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Degree to a stay of execution for
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$500 fine plus surcharges, pay
$75 public defender co-payment, complete a sex offender
treatment program and follow all
recommendations, provide a
DNA sample, register as a sex
offender, have no contact with
persons under the age of 18
years, have no contact with victims, submit to a polygraph,
have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, have
no use or possession of pornography, have no use or access to

Left: "Team Awards" - From left, Morgan Scheiber won the Go! Award; Amber Klug was Most Improved and Linsey
Rachel earned Player of the Year. Right: "New School Records" - From left, Linsey Rachel set new school records for
number of digs in a match (35), number of digs in a season (450) and number of kills in a season (415). Emily Webb
set new school records for number of blocks in a match (10), number of blocks in a season (82) and number of blocks
in a career (213).
Head Coach Marty Kiebel and Assistant Coach Leah Roske were also recognized at Sundays banquet. Kiebel earned
the Section 5 2-A Head Coach of the Year award for the fifth time and the Central Minnesota Conference Coach of the
Year award for the fourth time. Roske earned the Section 5 2-A Assistant Coach of the Year award.

the internet without approval, including smart phones and social


media, obtain permission before
leaving the state, have no use or
possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same
or similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Halsey.
Schiro, Leland Allen, age 56,
of Cokato, sentenced on
11/26/14 for Misdemeanor
Fourth Degree DWI to 90 days
jail; 80 days stayed for two years
on conditions of probation, serve
10 days jail, pay $75 public defender co-payment, attend
Awareness Panel for Impaired
Drivers, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, serve 20 days on electronic home monitoring, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Stark, Christopher Joseph,
age 25, of Annandale, sentenced
on November 24, 2014, for
Gross Misdemeanor Domestic
Assault to 365 days jail, $200
fine; 355 days stayed for two
years on conditions of probation,
serve 10 days jail, pay $200 fine
plus surcharges, pay $75 public
defender co-payment, remain
medically compliant, complete a
batterer's intervention program
and follow all recommendations,
have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, undergo a chemical dependency
assessment and follow all recommendations, provide DNA
sample, have no same or similar
violations. Sentenced by Judge
Strand.
Stenmark, Todd Lowell, age
46, of Cokato, sentenced on
11/25/14 for Probation Violations for Felony Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault to 45
days jail. Sentenced for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Violation of a No
Contact Order to 45 days jail.
Sentenced by Judge Strand.
Stoltenberg, Joy Ann, age
41, of Annandale, sentenced on
12/04/14 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to
365 days jail, $100 fine; 345
days stayed for four years on
conditions of probation, serve 20
days jail, pay $100 fine plus surcharges, serve 40 days on electronic home monitoring, have no
use of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, complete intensive supervision program and follow all
recommendations,
attend
Awareness Panel for Impaired
Drivers, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow
all recommendations, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Strand.

Left: All-Conference Teams - Front row, from left, Olivia Marquette, Brooklyn Toedter and Chloe Callahan were named
to the Second Team All-Conference. Back row, from left, Jen Pomije, Linsey Rachel and Emily Webb were named to
the First Team All-Conference. Right: Academic All-Conference - The Maple Lake volleyball team celebrated its season
on Sunday, Dec. 7, at an awards banquet. Pictured above are players that earned Academic All-Conference and AllState awards. They are, front row, from left, Olivia Marquette, Academic All-Conference, Maya Ortiz, Academic AllConference, Chloe Callahan, Academic All-Conference. Back row, from left, Emily Webb, Academic All-Conference,
Maria Bischoff, Academic All-Conference and All-State, Jen Pomije, Academic All-Conference and All-State, Jillian
Goelz, Academic All-Conference and All-State. (Photos by Chad Pingel)

Wrestling opens with Annual end-of-season


football banquet
string of wins
by Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Annandale-Maple Lake


wrestling team had two successful outings last week to kick off
the season.
On Friday, Dec. 5, they traveled to Kimball for a dual meet
against Kimball and Paynesville.
They defeated Paynesville
67-8 and Kimball 49-12.
On Saturday, Dec. 6, they
traveled to Maple Grove where

they placed first at the 13-team


invitational with a score of
162.5.
Their closest competitor was
Minnetonka who finished second
in the tournament with a score of
137.5.
The Irish will wrestle again
on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Foley at 5
p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 11, at home
against Litchfield at 6:30 p.m.
and Friday, Dec. 12, at Milaca at
7 p.m.

Top: Hunter Malachek won by a fall over Paynesville's


Connor Meager. Middle: Quinn Youngs won a 9-2 decision
over Kimball's Payton Schiefelbein. Bottom: Cullen Gallagher won a 17-5 major decision over Kimball's Joseph
Donnay. (Photos by Mary Christen)

Top: The Maple Lake football team celebrated a nearly undefeated season and state
tournament appearance, Monday, Dec. 8, at its annual end-ofthe-season football banquet at
the VFW in Maple Lake. Many
awards were given out, including a Never Give Up Award,
that was presented to Morgan
Moeller who was involved in a
debilitating car accident in September. Above, he accepts his
award from coaches with assistance from a teammate. Head
Coach Tim Knudsen said his
goal is to see Moeller lead the
team out onto the field before
their second game next season,
which is against Pierz, a team
the Irish havent beaten in a long
time, Knudsen said.
Bottom: Several other players won awards Monday night.
They are, front row, from left,
Alex Toedter, Most Valuable
Player; Dominic Kaley, Hardest
worker, All-Conference First
Team Defensive Lineman, AllSection Team Defensive End;
Cal Redemske, Academic AllConference, Offensive Player of
the Year, All-Conference First
Team Running Back, Running
Back of the Year, All-Section
Team Running Back, school
record breaker for career touch
downs with 58 and career rush-

ing yards with 4,616; Nick


Preisinger, Lineman of the Year;
McRae Haney, All-Conference
Second Team Defensive Back,
All-Section Team Defensive
Back. Back row, from left, Ryan
Kalinowski, All-Conference
Second Team Wide Receiver;
Gabe Hance, Lineman of the
Year, All-Conference Second
Team Offensive Lineman;
Hunter Hicks, Academic AllConference, All-Conference
Second Team Offensive Lineman; Dustin Strub, Academic
All-Conference,
Offensive
Player of the Year, All-Conference First Team Running Back,
All-Section Team Running
Back, school record breaker for
rushing yards with 249 and most
touchdowns of the season, 26;
Tony Goelz, Academic All-Conference, All-Conference First
Team Quarterback, All-Section
Team Quarterback; Lucas
Fobbe, Defensive Player of the
Year, All-Conference First Team
Linebacker, All-Section Team
Linebacker. Not pictured, Charlie Stejskal, Academic All-Conference, Specialist Player of the
Year; Nate Maas, Academic AllConference; Ben Gindele, Academic All-Conference; Hunter
Malachek, Academic All-Conference.
(Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

Maple Lake Messenger Page 12


December 10, 2014

Legal Notices
LEGAL NOTICE
ALBION TOWNSHIP
The Township of Albion will
hold its ANNUAL MEETING AND
ELECTION on Tuesday, March
10th, 2015 at the Albion Town
Hall.
The Officers to be elected are:
One Supervisor for a 3-year
term
One Treasurer for a 2-year
term
Affidavits of candidacy may be
filed with the clerk from December 30, 2014 to January 13, 2015.
Filings close at 5:00 p.m. on January 13, 2015. Filing fee is $2.00.
The last date for a candidate to
withdraw from election is Thursday, January 15, 2015 until 5:00
p.m.
The ANNUAL MEETING will
convene after the polls close at
8:00 p.m.
Debbie Uecker
Albion Township Clerk
2235 County Road 6 NW
Annandale MN, 55302
(11-12c)
MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL
October 21, 2014
Minutes Summary
A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Lauer, to approve the consent agenda except items C and
D which were moved to New
Business. All present voted in
favor.
A motion was (m/s/p),
Kissock/Geyen, to adopt Resolution R-2014-35 transferring
$46,751.60 from the Fire Department fund to the Maple Lake Firemens Relief Association. All
present voted in favor except
Lauer who abstained.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Northenscold, to proceed
on a per diem basis not to exceed
$3,000 for the topographical survey of the sanitary sewer west of
Elm Avenue and north of Sunset
Street as outlined in the Engineers memo dated October 8,
2014, and that each resident is to
be informed before the work is
done. All present voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Geyen/Kissock, to direct Staff to
prepare a follow up survey for
Council review, and mail out to
property owners affected by the
2014 Street Improvement Project. All present voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Geyen, to approve the
quote from Mike Behrenbrinker in
the amount of $375.00 for concrete work. All present voted in
favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Lauer, to approve the
Contractors Request for Payment #6 to LaTour Construction in
th amount of $23,242.13 for the
2014 Street Improvement Project. All present voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Lauer, to approve the
Contractors Request for Payment #1 to Gertken Bros, Inc. in
the amount of $21,042.50 for the
2014 Topsoil and Seeding Project. All present voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Northescold/Lauer, to adjourn the
meeting at 8:33 pm. All present
voted in favor.
Attest,
City Clerk/Treasurer
MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL
November 12, 2014
Minutes Summary
A motion was m/ s/ p,
Lauer/Geyen, to approve the consent agenda. All present voted in
favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Lauer, to adopt Resolution R2014-36 canvassing the
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 municipal election returns and declaring the results. All present
voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Geyen, to adopt Resolution R2014-37 approving the
liquor licenses for American Legion Post #131, Madigans Pub &
Grill, Maple Lake Bowl, and the V
by HH contingent upon receipt of
the Certificate of Insurance, per
State requirements, and paying
of all fees. All present voted in
favor
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Geyen to add Tom
Winczewski, Jeremy Kramer, and
Shane Coughy. All present voted
in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,

Kissock/Lauer, to adopt Resolution R2014-38 declaring that


there are sufficient funds to meet
the Citys sewer debt service and
does not require to be levied
through the Bonds levy, and that
the remainder of the 2008A Improvement Bond will be covered
through the 2012A Refunding
Bond. All present voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Lauer to waive the
$100.00 monthly I&I fines imposed for the 2015 taxes in the
amount of $1,200.00 for the I&I
violation with the stipulation that
prior to occupancy, a building inspection be completed and filed
with the city. All present voted in
favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Geyen, to adjourn the
meeting at 5:29 p.m. All present
voted in favor.
Attest,
City Clerk/Treasurer
MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL
November 18, 2014
Minutes Summary
Motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Geyen, to approve the
agenda with the addition of the
Trailblazer Transit update in new
business. All present voted in
favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Lauer/Northenscold, to approve
the consent agenda. All present
voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Kissock/Northenscold, to reduce
the fee for an Interim Use Permit
application to a rate of $75.00. All
present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p,
Kissock/Geyen, to adopt Resolution #R2014-39, to certify the
delinquent accounts to the 2015
real estate taxes in the amount of
$10,680.92, plus a $40 assessment fee per account and interest
at 6%. All present voted in favor.
A
motion
was
m/s/p,
Geyen/Lauer, to adjourn the
meeting at 8:58 pm. All present
voted in favor.
Attest,
City Clerk/Treasurer
MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP
FILINGNOTICE
The following office will be
elected in Maple Lake Township
on Tuesday, March 10, 2015:
One Supervisor for a term of 3
years.
First date for candidates for
Town Office to file Affidavits of
Candidacy with the Town Clerk is
Tuesday, December 30, 2014.
Last day for filing for Town office
will be Tuesday, January 13,
2015 by 5:00 p.m. Candidates
who file for March election have
until 5 p.m. Thursday, January 15,
to withdraw from filing.
Candidates may file by contacting the Office of the Clerk,
telephone, 320-963-5336. The filing fee is $2.00.
Dick Hogan, Clerk
Maple Lake Township.
(11-12c)
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE
FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL
CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT
AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that default has occurred in conditions of the following described
mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 7, 2005
MORTGAGOR: Paula Muller
and Joe Muller, wife and husband.
MORTGAGEE:
Mortgage
Electronic Registration Systems,
Inc.
DATE AND PLACE OF
RECORDING: Recorded December 29, 2005, Wright County
Recorder,
Document
No.
A992494.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: The Bank of
New York Mellon fka The Bank of
New York, not in its individual capacity but solely as trustee for the
benefit of the Certificate holders
of the CWABS Inc., AssetBacked Certificates Series 20063. Dated May 31, 2011 Recorded
June 28, 2011, as Document No.
A1178604.
TRANSACTION
AGENT:
Mortgage Electronic Registration

Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENT'S
MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER ON MORTGAGE:
1002614-9566183914-6
LENDER OR BROKER AND
MORTGAGE
ORIGINATOR
STATED ON MORTGAGE:
Great Northern Financial Group,
Inc
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE
SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC
MORTGAGED PROPERTY
ADDRESS: 6799 Estes Avenue
Northwest, Maple Lake, MN
55358
TAX
PARCEL
I.D.
#:
210.136.000140
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY: Lot 14, Sunset View
Beach
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Wright
ORIGINAL
PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE:
$352,000.00
AMOUNT
DUE
AND
CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF
DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING
TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $171,170.23
That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure
proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee

of Mortgagee complied with all


notice requirements as required
by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at
law or otherwise to recover the
debt secured by said mortgage,
or any part thereof;
PURSUANT to the power of
sale contained in said mortgage,
the above described property will
be sold by the Sheriff of said
county as follows:
DATE AND TIME OF SALE:
January 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's
Office, Wright County Law Enforcement Center, 3800 Braddock Avenue N.E., Buffalo, MN
to pay the debt then secured
by said Mortgage, and taxes, if
any, on said premises, and the
costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law
subject to redemption within
twelve (12) months from the date
of said sale by the mortgagor(s),
their personal representatives or
assigns unless reduced to Five
(5) weeks under MN Stat.
580.07.
TIME AND DATE TO VACATE
PROPERTY: If the real estate is
an owner-occupied, single-family
dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or be-

fore which the mortgagor(s) must


vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not
redeemed under section 580.23
is 11:59 p.m. on January 28, 2016
unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which
case it is the next weekday, and
unless the redemption period is
reduced to 5 weeks under MN
Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032.
MORTGAGOR(S)
RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION
ON
MORTGAGE:None
"THE TIME ALLOWED BY
LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY
THE
MORTGAGOR,
THE
MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, 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."
Dated: November 20, 2014

The Bank of New York


Mellon
f/k/a The Bank of New
York, as Trustee
Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee
USSET, WEINGARDEN
AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P.
Attorneys for Mortgagee/
Assignee of Mortgagee
4500 Park Glen Road #300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 925-6888
8 - 14-007373 FC
THIS IS A
COMMUNICATION FROM
A DEBT COLLECTOR.
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Gracie Elsenpeter was second on bars with a score of 7.55


and second in the all-around.
She took third place on the vault
and the beam with scores of 8.2
and 7.55, and was fourth on the
floor with a score of 8.5.
Katelyn Fuller was fifth on
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and fifth on bars with a score of
6.3.
Halle Geyen was third on
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Marisa Henrikson was third on
floor with a score of 8.6.
Against Monticello, Sifferles scores held up for a firstplace finish on vault, second on
bars and third in the all-around,
and her 9.05 on the floor tied her
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Maas scores earned her
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Magic, third on the beam and
fifth in the all-around.
Elsenpeter tied for fifth on
the bars, was fifth on the beam
and fourth in the all-around.
Both teams did great for the
first meet of the season, Helmbrecht said. Junior varsity had
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