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*Irish Pre-Party is
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*St. Patricks Day
Festival is March 15
*An evening with John
Barrymore is March 17
Deputy county as-
sessor delays re-
tirement after
accident
by John Holler
Correspondent
One of the first items on the
Feb. 25 agenda of the Wright
County Board was to present a
retirement plaque to Deputy
County Assessor Randy Des-
Marais. Instead, the ceremony
was postponed indefinitely.
On Feb. 23, County Assessor
Greg Kramber was involved in a
significant car accident in which
he sustained serious head in-
juries and a shattered arm.
Kramber, who was on the way
home from church with his son,
was hit head-on as an oncoming
vehicle lost control and skidded
into him. His son, who was
wearing a seat belt, sustained
minor injuries and was treated
and released the same day.
Kramber, who wasnt wearing a
seat belt, was thrown within the
vehicle ending up on the floor
of the passenger side of the ve-
hicle.
I went to visit him and he
was in intensive care, Commis-
sioner Charlie Borrell said. He
was seriously injured and theyre
still doing tests. His arm is likely
going to need surgery, but the
biggest concern was the head in-
juries he sustained. Any time
youre dealing with brain
trauma, there are major con-
cerns.
DesMarais was looking for-
ward to what he thought was
going to be his final week of em-
ployment with Wright County
after 33 years of service. In ad-
dition to the presentation of the
retirement plaque at the Feb. 25
board meeting, a retirement re-
ception was scheduled from 1
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. But,
given the circumstances, it didnt
take long for DesMarais to make
his decision to postpone his re-
tirement.
When I got the news, I
thought it over, but not really
heavily because I knew what I
had to do, DesMarais said.
From what Ive been told, it
was a pretty serious injury and
were coming into a very busy
time of the year in our office. I
just couldnt leave given the cir-
cumstances.
by Hunter Hicks
Sports Writer
The stands of the Xcel Energy
Center saw the most black, white,
and silver in years over the week-
end, all thanks to the qualification
of four Annandale-Maple Lake
Lightning wrestlers accomplishing
state championship berth.
For 113-pound freshman Nate
Carlson, 120-pound sophomore
Tanner Vassar, 132-pound senior
Joe Mosley and 195-pound junior
Spencer Ogden, the Minnesota
State Championship Tournament
was the culmination of their sea-
son.
Vassars efforts led to a third-
place finish, while Carlson took
sixth.
News Briefs...
County board
continued on page 3
Volume 119, Number 23 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com $1
The Maple Lake Ambassador Organization committee consists of (from left) Vicki Johan-
neck, Leah Ortiz, Amanda Oaks, Ebony Ortiz, Jacki Holm, Lynn Kissock and Stefanie Merz
(not pictured). (Photo by Gabe Licht)
(Top) Marge Monson is pictured at Maple Manor 26 years
ago. (Photo submitted by Marge Monson) (Below) Customer
Annette Pribyl displays Marge Monsons handiwork. Ill
miss her, Pribyl said. I always feel so good when I come
out of here. (Photo by Katie Friedman)
by Katie Friedman
Correspondent
Putting in her remaining hours
on Thursday as Maple Manor
Apartments on-site beautician
was a bittersweet occasion for
Marge Monson. Shes been cut-
ting, curling, coloring and caring
for the hair of Manor residents
since 1982, and loving it, every
step of the way. But hairdressing is
an occupation that demands great
manual dexterity, and 32 years of
snipping, separating and setting
has taken its toll on hands growing
more arthritic with time. So Marge
has decided to hang up her scissors
for good and set her sights on new
horizons.
I am a little choked up about
it, Monson said. Its like a chap-
ter in my life is closing. I started
working here when I was a young
woman, in my mid-30s. Ive been
here almost half my life.
Shes forged some close con-
nections in those three decades,
most notably with Cathy Elfstrand,
who manages the Manor. Fate
threw them together when their
daughters attended the same dance
class.
We got to talking, Monson
recalled, and I suggested they put
a beauty shop in there. Cathy
thought it was a great idea, and she
just went with it. She totally got it
rolling. It really took off, too. It
was a big success.
When we put the beauty shop
together, it became a real asset,
very quickly, Elfstrand said. The
beauty shop was a plus. And
Marge and the other operators
were always willing to keep their
prices low, which really helped us
all to make a go of it.
Monson agreed.
Nobody became a millionaire,
but it worked good for everyone,
she said.
Through the years
Though the Maple Manor
Apartments now accommodates
both seniors and people with dis-
abilities, the complex was origi-
nally intended as housing for the
elderly, and in her early years
working there, Monson remem-
bers wash and sets as being the
big thing. That trend, she says, has
evolved to basically haircuts,
perms and the occasional color.
In later years, Ive had a lot of
men coming in, she noted. In
earlier years, they all went to Eddie
Raiche, the barber.
And, of course, over time, as
hairdressers do, she got to know
many of her customers quite well.
Youre like an Ann Landers,
she said. And this is the key se-
cret: Whatever I hear from that
chair stays right there. It never
leaves this room.
Marge Monson
continued on page 12
State wrestling
continued on page 9
Teens for Jeans:
page 8
Gabe Licht
Editor
Thousands of people will visit
Maple Lake on Saturday, March
15, for the 37th annual St. Patricks
Day Festival. Many of those people
will make their way to the corona-
tion of the Maple Lake Ambassa-
dors.
What some of those people may
not realize is the amount of behind-
the-scenes work needed to pull off
the event. Thats where the seven
members of the Maple Lake Am-
bassador Organization committee
come into play.
Everything you see that has to
do with the ambassadors, someone
on the committee did something to
make it happen, committee chair
Stefanie Merz said.
Gabe Licht
Editor
For years, the Irish Gala raised
funds for the Maple Lake Cham-
ber of Commerce and the events it
sponsors.
The fundraiser is getting a
makeover as the Irish Pre-Party,
which will take place starting at
5:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Maple
Lake American Legion Club.
I think people were confused
about what gala meant and thought
it was only for chamber mem-
bers, said Carrie Parchem, whos
chairing the event. Its an open
fundraiser; come out and attend.
Lets make some green is the tag
line. We want it to be a fun, Irish
night out.
The fun will start with a social
hour and the beginning of the
silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Dinner,
catered by The V by HH, will be
served at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m.,
the silent auction will close and en-
tertainment by comic ventriloquist
David Malmberg will begin. The
night will conclude at 8:30 p.m.,
with the presentation of awards to
Grand Marshal Greg Thomes,
Aquatennial Commodore Award
winner Daryl Hennen, the Maple
Lake Business of the Year winner
and the Maple Lake Chamber
Member of the Year winner.
Thanks for the
memories
by Gabe Licht
Editor
The 37th St. Patricks Day Pa-
rade Grand Marshal, Greg
Thomes, wasnt sure he qualified
for the award.
When Linda (Rassat) called
and said, Youve been asked to be
Grand Marshal, I said, I thought
that was for older people?
Thomes said. "(My wife) Betty
said, 'You're not a spring chicken
anymore.'"
Joking aside, Thomes is serious
about serving, creating quite the re-
sume for the grand marshal honor.
Thomes moved to Maple Lake
in 1982 and began serving with the
Maple Lake Jaycees.
"We got involved in the Jaycees
and that cemented us here,"
Thomes said.
He devoted many years to the
Maple Lake Jaycees, serving as the
local president in 1985, Minnesota
Jaycees president in 1989, United
States Jaycees president in 1992
and U.S. Jaycees Foundation pres-
ident from 1995 to 1997.
As the national president,
Thomes traveled to 49 states and
six continents with training pro-
grams for young adults.
Serving is second nature for Thomes
MLAO: Turning over a new shamrock
State wrestling: Vassar third, Carlson sixth
Irish Pre-Party: Everyones invited
Monson retires after 32 years
at Maple Manor beauty shop
Greg Thomes will serve as the 37th annual Maple Lake St.
Patricks Day Parade Grand Marshal. (Photo by Gabe Licht)
Tanner Vassar, of Maple Lake, took third place at the 2014
Minnesota State Wrestling tournament. Fellow Annandale-
Maple Lake wrestler Nate Carlson, also of Maple Lake, fin-
ished sixth, while teammates Joe Mosley and Spencer
Ogden also competed. (Photo by Mary Christen)
Looking forward to St. Pats
Greg Thomes
continued on page 3
Irish Pre-Party
continued on page 10
MLAO committee
continued on page 3
With daylight savings effective Sunday morning, we must be head-
ing in the right direction for some warmer weather. Actually, the mete-
orologists are promising some plus 30-degree weather by the weekend,
which has been a long time coming. I was at least three weeks off when
I said we had turned the corner on winter. I think I may have been ahead
of time, too, commenting the bald eagles should be in the egg-laying
mood. Im saying that because on Sunday, while Vanna and I were head-
ing for Ney Park and our daily walks, I spotted a bald eagle coming out
of the swamp below Jerry Carlsons residence with a forked branch in
its feet. So Im assuming the eagles are still building their nest in prepa-
ration for laying eggs. . . The cottontail rabbits are starting to
bug Vanna in our neighborhood with their late evening romps and I sus-
pect that will get to be more of a problem with warmer weather coming.
But, hey, its another sign of spring!
* * *
There have been some stories about fishermen having difficulty re-
moving their fish houses by Mondays deadline and apparently the DNR
doesnt feel its a large enough problem to extend the date. There were
three on Maple Lake out from the beach Sunday afternoon, but getting
them off the ice didnt look like a problem unless the floors were frozen
in. That happened to me one time and, believe me, it wasnt any fun
chopping it out. I wasnt brave enough to take the 30-06 rifle and shoot
into one of the corners, a method Im told works, but never tried by me.
Wright Countys Pelican Lake has been put on the list of lakes that are
freezing out as of Feb. 28. Liberalized fishing on that lake, which has
been one of the better producing lakes all winter, will continue through
March 9, according to the DNR. According to the DNR, winterkill con-
ditions are created when sunlight is unable to penetrate the ice and oxy-
gen levels in the water drop. Fish are often unable to survive in these
low-oxygen conditions. Such lakes are opened so the public can make
use of these fish, which are otherwise likely to die. Tests conducted on
Friday, Feb. 28, showed oxygen levels less than 1 part per million
throughout the lake. . . Remember, you still have to have a valid
fishing license. The one youve been carrying around in your wallet for
the last year expired March 1. I made a run over to Lake Constance Sun-
day afternoon to see what the snow conditions were there. There were
a couple of anglers out from the access and several trails had been
plowed on the lake. I stopped to chat with one angler who happened to
be Mitch Gagnon, who was angling for sunnies. He was optimistic and
said they were in about 12 feet of water and were just getting started.
We put that lake on our to-do list for later in the week. What impressed
us the most were the plowed trails. While were inundated with lots of
snow this winter, it isnt that way all over the state. The organizers of a
snowmobile radar run in Cottonwood had to haul in snow to create a
track for that event recently. Spring snow goose hunters will have to
cool their heels until the spring migration starts and that wont happen
until the snow line moves further north. It sounds like the geese are stay-
ing in Missouri and Nebraska, biding their time before they head north.
. .
* * *
Im not predicting a heat wave for Maple Lakes St. Patricks Day
Festival March 15, but anything can happen. Theres no way that all of
the snow will have melted by then and that will create a parking problem
as well as viewing spots for watching the Grand Day Parade. Weve
had some inclement weather before and the worst was the year we had
a snow storm the night before. We wouldnt like to see that happen
again, but there was a lot of cooperation to get the parade underway as
scheduled. The city street crew plowed snow off the parade route as
well as the other streets, and, while the spectator crowd was down that
year, those that braved the elements had a good time. Considering the
long winter weve had and the cabin fever that accompanies couped-up
days, I dont think a few snow banks will stop anyone from joining in
on the fun events planned for this years March 15 festival.
Brutes
Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
Viewpoint
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Letters
Question: There was a very re-
cent ruling by a judge that mo-
torists can legally flash their lights
to warn other motorists of a speed
trap. How does this affect law en-
forcement and is this issue that
simple, or is there a lot more to it
than that? Thanks.
Answer: I heard of the ruling,
but I have not yet read any specific
legal documents related to that
ruling. Remember, our traffic law
in Minnesota requires dimming
your bright lights within 1000 feet
of meeting another vehicle, and
that still stands. (M.S.S. 169.61 (b)
states: When the driver of a ve-
hicle approaches a vehicle within
1,000 feet, such driver shall use a
distribution of light, or composite
beam, so aimed that the glaring
rays are not projected into the eyes
of the oncoming driver.
When you are meeting another
driver and they flash their lights at
you, the first thing most drivers
think of is that maybe you have
your own bright lights on and the
other driver is trying to get you to
dim them.
Other reasons that motorists
flash their lights is to warn of a
hazard, like deer on or near the
highway, objects in the roadway
or a host of other reasons or haz-
ards. I suppose it differs from
where you live, but in my circles,
the least of all reasons motorists
are flashing their headlights is to
warn someone of a speed trap. I
dont think its a big topic of dis-
cussion in many law enforcement
circles.
The main point is, when an-
other driver flashes their head-
lights at you, are you always going
to know the exact reason why? If
some drivers think there is a speed
trap ahead and they slow down,
then we are money ahead, it
seems, and we have one less
speeding driver out on the high-
way. I am not sure, but that is
probably why the ruling came out,
and it is no surprise and nothing
new really.
If you have any questions con-
cerning traffic related laws or is-
sues in Minnesota, send your
questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow
Minnesota State Patrol at 1000
Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes,
MN 56501-2205. (You can fol-
low him on Twitter
@MSPPIO_NW or reach him at,
jesse.grabow@state.mn.us).
Ask a Trooper:
Flashing headlights
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
IF WE DONT FEED OUR
PEOPLE, THEN WHO WILL?
March in Minnesota is food
share month. This is the month
your Annandale Food Shelf that
serves Annandale, Maple Lake
and South Haven looks to the
churches, businesses, community
groups and individuals to make
food and cash donations. I can say
that our food shelf is very grateful
for the way our communities step
up to feed the hungry.
Why do food shelves in Min-
nesota reach out to the communi-
ties for support? Very simple, your
food shelf is not financially sup-
ported by the feds, the state or the
county. You should be aware that
your TAX dollars are not finan-
cially supporting our food shelf.
We do apply for grants, but grants
only contribute a very small part
of our cash needs. I mention cash,
since many donors still ask the
question, Which do you prefer,
cash or food? I must be honest,
cash goes further. One dollar can
buy approximately six dollars of
food when we purchase from Sec-
ond Harvest Heartland or The
Emergency Foodshelf Network.
These two entities provide food at
discounted prices which usually
result in just the cost of shipping
and handling. Other products are
priced much below retail. Also,
when we receive cash, it allows us
to purchase perishable foods such
as essential fruit, vegetables, dairy
products and meat. This is only a
small example of our perishable
inventory. We certainly will never
turn down a food donation; in fact,
we encourage food drives. Food
drives bring awareness to our
communities that we have hungry
people to feed and provide vari-
ety; however, dried seaweed and
canned artichokes dont contribute
much to our bill of fare. After the
food from a drive is delivered,
volunteers have to sort it and
check the use by date on each
item. We know most food is still
good many months after the use
by date, but that doesnt make it
very appetizing. We always have
a competition on who will find the
oldest donated item. The last win-
ner found a can of soup dated
1997. Its a competition none of
us wants to win. We ask you,
Please, dont give us outdated
food.
We are hearing that California,
because of its drought, will not
have the produce to feed the na-
tion and prices will climb. Again
this will put pressure on our food
shelf to inventory these healthy
foods. We are greatly appreciative
that the Target Superstore in Mon-
ticello continues to provide most
of our fruits and vegetables at no
cost. The price of a barrel of oil
has been rather flat, but you would
not know it at the pumps: we are
charged whatever the public will
bear. The hardest hit are the low
income earners who, unfortu-
nately, can only afford the old gas
guzzlers. I also should mention
most of our clients are not welfare
recipients but the working poor.
These are the people who work
for minimum wages or slightly
above. They are too proud to ac-
cept welfare, but struggle to feed
their family. One in 10 Min-
nesotans miss a meal every day
because they have no food. Yet we
have approximately 10,000 pris-
oners in the state who cost the tax-
payers around $395 million, some
of whom are rapists and murder-
ers, but they are protected by the
prison food laws. As my children
would say to me when they were
small, Dad, that isnt fair. No
comment.
You should know that most
food shelves in our state provide
15 pounds of food and hygiene
products per person per household
per month. Your food shelf pro-
vides an average of 25 pounds, not
including our bonus items in the
reception area. Bonus items are
primarily fruit and vegetables,
which we strongly encourage our
clients to take, bread and a variety
of miscellaneous things that can
bring the total up to 30 pounds. So
a family of four can easily take
home over 120 pounds. If you
convert that to retail prices at a
grocery store, it certainly is sub-
stantial. Our cost to feed one per-
son three meals per day for three
days is approximately $7.25. So,
you see, we really can stretch your
dollar.
In closing, please consider
making a donation to the Annan-
dale Food Shelf: food or cash. We
are located at 390 Annandale
Blvd., Annandale. You can make
a donation online by going to our
website annandalefoodshelf.org or
mail it to P.O. Box 94, Annandale,
MN 55302
Remember, if we dont feed
our hungry, then who will!?
Ed Skomoroh, President
Annandale Food Shelf
To the Editor:
I want to invite all of your read-
ers who receive electric power
from Wright-Hennepin Coopera-
tive Electric Association (WH) to
attend our 77th annual meeting on
Thursday, March 20, 2014. WH
had a very successful financial, op-
erational and competitive year in
2013.
During the short business meet-
ing, member-owners will hear re-
ports about these achievements, as
well as challenges and opportuni-
ties facing the Cooperative in
2014. Three of the nine
member/consumers who sit on
WHs Board of Directors are up
for re-election. Results of the di-
rector election will be announced
at the meeting.
The annual meeting will be at
the cooperatives headquarters in
Rockford. A complimentary pork
chop dinner for members will be
served from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m., fol-
lowed by the business meeting
from 7-8 p.m. Our theme this year
is Performance That Matters to
You, and features two guest
speakers who will share a bankers
and strategists perspective about
WHs performance.
There are many activities
planned, including prize drawings
and a chance to win the grand
prize of a 2006 Chevy extended
cab pickup retired from the coop-
eratives fleet.
I hope all WHs members will
attend the event on Thursday
evening.
Cooperatively,
Chris Lantto, Board Chair
Letter to the Editor: Child
Safety in Vehicles
As parents, grandparents, or
childcare providers, we have the
great responsibility of doing every-
thing we can to keep our children
safe. When they are riding in a ve-
hicle, the best and most effective
way to protect them in the event of
a crash is to have them in the cor-
rect restraint system.
Minnesota law requires chil-
dren age seven and under to ride in
a child safety seat or booster seat,
unless the child is four feet nine
inches, or taller. I know of a num-
ber of instances where children
were not injured in fairly serious
crashes because they were in their
car seats
A basic thing to remember is
the car seat should be secured
tightly in the back seat of your ve-
hicle, making sure to follow the
manufacturer's installation direc-
tions. The car seat needs to be se-
cured tightly in the vehicle and
should not move side-to-side or
front-to-back more than 1 inch
when pulled at the belt path.
The other important compo-
nent is the proper position of the
harness on your child. In rear-fac-
ing seats, harness straps should lie
flat, and be placed through the slot
that is at or below your child's
shoulders. In forward-facing seats
harness straps should lie flat, and
be placed through the slot that is at
or above your child's shoulders.
I would like to thank every-
one for the support I received as
city clerk for the past 13 years. I
especially appreciated all the
well wishes I received on my re-
tirement.
Thank you,
Linda Hruby
Card of Thanks
Maple Lake Messenger Page 2
March 5, 2014
Letter to the editor
continued on page 10
Dear neighbor,
As you know, Ive authored a
bill to repeal the three business-to-
business taxes that were passed by
the Democrat majority during the
2013 Legislative Session. Re-
cently, both KSTP and Politics in
Minnesota covered my testimony
about the devastating effects of the
warehousing tax. Im happy to re-
port that repeal of all three of those
taxes moved out of the House
Taxes Committee and to the Ways
and Means Committee the last
stop before legislation comes to
the floor of the House. Time is
truly of the essence to repeal these
damaging taxes to our manufactur-
ing industry which employs one
out of seven in Minnesota, to our
warehousing sector who have lost
a substantial percentage of their
clients already, to our farmers
whose profits margins are so slim
already and to our rural area that
want and need broadband.
Last week at the first House
Transportation Finance Commit-
tee meeting, we heard an update
on the Corridors of Commerce, in-
cluding I-94 expansion. Steve Bot,
I-94 Coalition Co-Chair, wrote the
following in an email to Coalition
members:
Wednesday, during a Corri-
dors of Commerce update before
the House Transportation Finance
Committee, it was great to hear
Chair Frank Hornstein specifically
mention 94 during his introduction
as well as to have our great 94 sup-
porter, Rep. Marion ONeill ex-
press both her continued
support/push for 94 improvements
as well as our shared frustration
with the long Met Council ap-
proval process. Thanks for your
continued help and support for
94!"
On Monday evening, the
House-Senate conference commit-
tee on an increase of the minimum
wage met. Reportedly, an agree-
ment has been struck to raise the
minimum wage to $9.50 per hour.
However, not all details have been
worked out yet. Job providers have
repeatedly testified that imposing
an increase to the minimum wage
will lead to layoffs, fewer working
hours for those who need jobs the
most and increased prices for con-
sumers.
This week the House is sched-
uled to take up federal tax con-
formity. In 2013, the Democrat
majority and Governor Dayton
made a new $90 million Senate
Office Building a priority over fed-
eral conformity, while increasing
taxes by $2.1 billion and spending
by $4 billion. Im hoping we can
get tax conformity done soon so
Minnesota families can qualify for
important tax deductions.
Legislative
update
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March 5, 2014
On Feb. 24, Nicholas Charles
Engstrom, 26, of Hanover, was ar-
rested in Hanover on a Wright
County warrant for third-degree
criminal sexual conduct.
On Feb. 24, Dylan Ray Camp-
bell, 22, of Clearwater, was
charged with felony fifth-degree
controlled substance possession.
On Feb. 24, Raymond Dee
Campbell, 50, of Clearwater, was
charged with felony fifth-degree
controlled substance possession.
On Feb. 24, Amie Marie An-
derson, 36, of Maple Lake, was
charged with felony financial
transaction card fraud.
On Feb. 24, Victoria Lee
Kennedy, 24, of Hanover, was
charged with felony traffic -hit and
run substantial bodily injury.
On Feb. 25, Sara Michelle
Wynne, 19, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for theft.
On Feb. 25, Tonya Marie Pena,
26, of Buffalo, was arrested in
Buffalo on a Hennepin County
warrant for theft.
On Feb. 25, Joshua Ray Whit-
field, 19, of Rockford, was ar-
rested in Monticello on the charge
of false information to police and
a Wright County warrant for third-
degree assault.
On Feb. 25, Hipolito Cabrera,
22, of Monticello, was arrested in
Monticello on the charge of do-
mestic assault.
On Feb. 25, Jacquana Marie
Gray, 18, of Cokato, was charged
with gross misdemeanor assault
with prior convictions.
On Feb. 27, Stephen Jude
Swartzer, 45, of Montrose, was ar-
rested in Montrose on the charge
of third-degree DWI.
On Feb. 27, Nathan Michael
Legro, 25, of Monticello, was ar-
rested in Monticello on Wright
County warrants for aid and abet
terroristic threats and aid and abet
second-degree burglary.
On Feb. 27, Robert William
Bohach, 31, of South Haven, was
arrested in Maple Lake on the
charge of fifth-degree controlled
substance violation.
On Feb. 28, Ashley Amber An-
derson, 24, of Montrose, was ar-
rested in Montrose on the charge
of third-degree DWI.
On Feb. 28, Travis Douglas
Waldhoff, 18, of Howard Lake,
was arrested in Buffalo on an ap-
prehension and detention order
from Wright County for second-
degree criminal sexual conduct.
On Feb. 28, Dylan James
Ogren, 20, of Hanover, was ar-
rested in Hanover on a Wright
County warrant for probation vio-
lation and a McLeod County war-
rant for theft.
On March 1, Jason William
Mack, 40, of Buffalo, was arrested
in Buffalo on the charge of con-
tempt of court.
On March 1, Julie Ann Marty-
Neal, 20, of Monticello, was ar-
rested in Monticello on the charge
of domestic assault and minor
consumption.
On March 1, Aaron Matthew
Baragar, 22, of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on the
charge of violation of a domestic
abuse no contact order and a Pine
County warrant for violation of an
order for protection.
On March 2, Jonathan Erick
Smith, 26, of South Haven, was
arrested in Annandale on the
charge of third-degree DWI.
There were 82 property-dam-
age accidents, five personal-injury
accidents, two hit-and-run acci-
dents and one car-deer accident.
There were five arrests for
DWI, one underage-consumption
arrest, no school bus stop arm vi-
olations and 44 tickets for miscel-
laneous traffic violations reported
this week.
Anderson, Sara Jean, 26, of Buf-
falo, sentenced Feb. 24 for Felony Bur-
glary in the Third Degree to a stay of
execution for five years on conditions
of probation, serve 365 days jail, pay
restitution, obtain permission before
leaving the state, have no use or pos-
session of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing, com-
plete aftercare and follow all recom-
mendations, complete cognitive skill
training, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons, un-
dergo a psychological evaluation and
follow all recommendations, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced
for Felony Escape from Custody to a
stay of execution for five years on con-
ditions of probation, serve 180 days
jail, concurrent, follow above condi-
tions. Sentenced for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree to
a stay of execution for five years on
conditions of probation, serve 180 days
jail, concurrent, follow above condi-
tions. Sentenced by Judge Halsey.
Cargill, Brad Michael, 34, of
Maple Lake, sentenced Feb. 24 for
Probation Violations for Felony Store
Methamphetamine Paraphernalia in
the Presence of a Child to 10 days jail.
Sentenced by Judge Halsey.
Dugstad, Joshua Scott, 21, of
Rockford, sentenced Feb. 25, for Pro-
bation Violations for Criminal Sexual
Conduct in the Third Degree to 30
days jail. Sentenced for Probation Vi-
olations for Burglary in the Fourth De-
gree to 30 days jail. Sentenced by
Judge Halsey.
Hylland, Tyrone Ray-Herbert, 31,
of Buffalo, sentenced Feb. 13 for Pro-
bation Violations for Gross Misde-
meanor Third Degree DWI to 60 days
jail. Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Johnson, Chad Darin, 43, of Mon-
ticello, sentenced Feb. 21 for Gross
Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to
365 days jail, $150 fine; 355 days
stayed for three years on conditions of
probation, serve 10 days jail, pay $150
fine plus surcharges, obtain a diagnos-
tic assessment and follow all recom-
mendations, have no use or possession
of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, attend
Awareness Panel for Impaired Drivers,
serve 20 days on electronic home mon-
itoring, have no same or similar viola-
tions. Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
Johnson, Sherrionne Sharmailida,
34, of Buffalo, sentenced Feb. 20 for
Probation Violations for Gross Misde-
meanor Giving False Information to a
Peace Officer to 15 days jail. Sen-
tenced by Judge McPherson.
Jones, Craig James, 56, of Monti-
cello, sentenced Feb. 13 for Probation
Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Second Degree DWI to 30 days jail.
Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Kroll, Edward Bradley, 28, of Ot-
sego, sentenced Feb. 20 for Misde-
meanor Fourth Degree DWI to 90 days
jail, $150 fine; 87 days stayed for one
year on conditions of probation, serve
3 days jail, pay $150 fine plus sur-
charges, attend Awareness Panel for
Impaired Drivers, complete a Level I
driving program, have no use or pos-
session of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing, have
no same or similar violations. Sen-
tenced by Judge McPherson.
Lawler, Kacey Steven, 25, of Buf-
falo, sentenced Feb. 20 for Probation
Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Third Degree DWI to five days sen-
tence to service. Sentenced by Judge
McPherson.
Martinez, Nehemias Nestor, 28, of
Annandale, sentenced on Feb. 19 for
Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree
Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing
to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 335 days,
$2,700 stayed for three years on con-
ditions of probation, serve 30 days jail,
pay $300 fine plus surcharges, pay $75
public defender co-payment, undergo
a chemical dependency evaluation and
follow all recommendations, have no
use or possession of alcohol or non-
prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, stay out of establishments
where alcohol is primary business,
have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Meyer, Donald Richard, 53, of
Maple Lake, sentenced Feb. 20 for
Probation Violations for Gross Misde-
meanor Third Degree DWI to 10 days
jail. Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
Miner, Jennifer Jody, 40, of Mon-
ticello, sentenced Feb. 13 for Probation
Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Second Degree DWI to 45 days jail.
Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Mortensen, Eric Tyler, 25, of Buf-
falo, sentenced Feb. 20 for Gross Mis-
demeanor Criminal Damage to
Property in the Third Degree to 365
days jail. Sentenced by Judge McPher-
son.
Old Bear, Nichole Marie, 25, of
Monticello, sentenced Feb. 19 for Mis-
demeanor Theft to 90 days jail, $1,000
fine; 75 days, $950 stayed for one year
on conditions of probation, serve 15
days jail, pay $50 fine plus surcharges,
pay $75 public defender, co-payment,
pay restitution, have no same or similar
violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Rasset, Christopher Allen, 43, of
Annandale, sentenced Feb. 13 for
Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree
DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 335
days, $2,200 stayed for three years on
conditions of probation, serve 30 days
jail, pay $800 fine plus surcharges,
complete intensive supervision pro-
gram and follow all recommendations,
undergo a chemical dependency as-
sessment and follow all recommenda-
tions, attend Awareness Panel for
Impaired Drivers, have no use or pos-
session of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing, stay
out of establishments where alcohol is
primary means of business, serve 60
days on electronic home monitoring,
have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Rogalski, Daniel Peter, 27, of De-
lano, sentenced Feb. 20 for Gross Mis-
demeanor Third Degree DWI to 365
days jail, $100 fine; 355 days stayed
for three years on conditions of proba-
tion, serve 10 days jail, pay $100 fine
plus surcharges, attend Awareness
Panel for Impaired Drivers, attend a
support group, have no use or posses-
sion of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing, serve
20 days on electronic home monitor-
ing, have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
Tregoning, Lance Arthur, 46, of
Otsego, sentenced Feb. 25 for Proba-
tion Violations for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree to
six days jail. Sentenced by Judge
Halsey.
MARCH 3 REPORT OF THE
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF
FEB. 28 REPORT OF THE
WRIGHT COUNTY ATTORNEY
County board
continued from page 1
MLAO committee
continued from page 1
Though the local chapter is no
more, the Jaycees' structure contin-
ues to impact Thomes' life.
"It's not going here anymore,
which is sad because young people
need a way to bond and network,"
Thomes said. "The systems and
controls the Jaycees have, I've tried
to implement in the (Thomes In-
surance Group) office and there's
still a lot of Jaycees customers. I
recommend to our staff that they
become involved in a civic organ-
ization. Betty and I have always
believed in rooting yourself in or-
ganizations like that."
Thomes first got involved with
the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby
as a Jaycee and is still involved as
a member of the Maple Lake
Property Owners Association.
"We have a unique model,"
Thomes said. "As we've been say-
ing all along, it's family- and com-
munity-oriented. It's not just a
contest, even though we have that
element. Part of it is the model and
part is our marketing team. We
had 125 volunteers this year. The
other thing that's caused the explo-
sion is that it's well-organized."
Thomes served as president of
the MLPOA from 1997-2000 and
has been chairman of the derby
committee since 2007.
In line with his love for nature,
Thomes was an Eagle Scout in
1972 and chairman of the Crow
River District Boy Scouts from
1994 to 1998. He was also presi-
dent of the Hasty-Silver Creek
Sportsmen's Club from 2007 to
2012 and is a member of Experi-
mental Aviation Association Chap-
ter 878, which is based at Maple
Lake Municipal Airport.
Thomes is also a member of St.
Timothy's Parish.
Thomes served as president of
the Buffalo Chamber of Com-
merce from 1996 to 1999 and was
a bank director at Security State
Bank and First National Bank-Elk
River starting in 2003.
Professionally, Thomes has
worked as a licensed agent at
Thomes Insurance Group for 33
years and has served as a third-
generation owner/operator since
1989.
He has thoroughly enjoyed
being involved as a volunteer in
the community.
"We just enjoy being with peo-
ple that have the same spirit as we
do; it's the people and the relation-
ships we create," he said, explain-
ing why he and Betty like
volunteering. "I love helping out
and making things better. When it's
all said and done, it's the relation-
ships you make that count."
He told one story of an ac-
quaintance who volunteered for
the first time ever with him and
said afterward that he had fun
doing it. Thomes had a good
laugh.
"For me, it comes second na-
ture," Thomes said.
And he's thankful for the op-
portunity to serve in a different ca-
pacity as Grand Marshal.
"I'm honored to represent the
town in this capacity," Thomes
said. "I'd like to recognize my fam-
ily and friends who have been in-
volved with me through all these
events. It's as much for them as it
is for me."
Greg Thomes
continued from page 1
March is annually when prop-
erty tax valuations are sent out and
it is a hectic time in the assessors
office and DesMarais showed his
loyalty to his co-workers and
county residents to make sure the
day-to-day operation of his depart-
ment gets done.
I didnt see any other option,
DesMarais said. I didnt think it
was proper to leave everyone in the
office or the citizens of Wright
County.
When the DesMarais retirement
plaque ceremony is eventually
rescheduled, you can be certain that
the commissioners will express
their thanks for the loyalty to his
profession that DesMarais showed
during a time of crisis in his depart-
ment.
In other business, the board:
Opted not to reintroduce a res-
olution supporting an Association
of Minnesota Counties request for
counties to provide resolutions ask-
ing the State Legislature to approve
county websites replacing official
county newspapers. Commissioner
Mark Daleiden, who asked that the
item be laid over, said that further
information received on the pro-
posal didnt fit with Wright
Countys situation. While counties
like Morrison County have paid
close to $80,000 a year to provide
publishing services required by
state statute, Wright County has
what Commissioner Pat Sawatzke
referred to as a sweetheart deal,
adding at the Feb. 25 meeting that
Wright County doesnt have a dog
in this fight. The Howard Lake
Herald-Journal provides the publi-
cation of Wright County minutes
and notices at a rate of 1 cent per
column inch about 100 times less
than the minimum going rate.
Wright Countys 2013 bill to the
newspaper for the publication of all
county notices was less than
$1,000.
Heard from Borrell that an
agreement in principle has been
reached between Wright and Sher-
burne counties for the division of
River Rider buses. The assets in-
cluded 13 vehicles and it was
deemed Wright County will get
nine of them based on the two-
thirds funding formula that the
River Rider program has operated
under.
Set a committee of the whole
meeting following the March 11
board meeting to discuss a pro-
posed amendment to the subdivi-
sion ordinance that has been
impacted by the housing collapse
that began in 2008. The planning
commission had considerable dis-
cussion about the topic because
there have been some develop-
ments in Wright County that were
unfinished when the housing bub-
ble burst and the county is looking
to provide security against being
obligated to help finance unfinished
developments that run out of fund-
ing.
Announced the hiring of
Duane Northagen as the new exec-
utive director of the Wright County
Economic Development Partner-
ship. Northagen held a similar po-
sition the last 15 years in Hibbing.
Adopted a resolution reducing
the repayment period for a tax-for-
feited parcel of non-homestead
properties from 10 years to five. By
the time a property is in tax forfei-
ture, it has been delinquent for at
least three years, so it was viewed
that the repayment numbers should
be doubled.
Signed the contract with Aerial
Services Inc. of Cedar Falls, Iowa,
for the county flyover for aerial
photography services. The contract
calls for a payment of $63,214, a
savings of more than $2,100 from
the initial cost estimate.
Merz is no stranger to the
MLAO program or committee, as
she served as a princess for the 06-
07 year and worked as an original
member of the first MLAO com-
mittee.
While Merz is the only current
committee member with past
MLAO committee experience, she
is joined by six other members who
have experience as royalty, family
of royalty or both.
Committee secretary and candi-
date coordinator Jacki Holm, along
with candidate coordinator Ebony
Ortiz, served as ambassadors, start-
ing in 2012.
I joined the committee because
I had a wonderful reign and wanted
to make sure as many girls as pos-
sible could have the same experi-
ence, Holm said. I know how
much dedication it takes and I really
like volunteering and staying busy.
I believed there was room for
improvement and wanted to see the
program reach its full potential.
I joined the committee because
it became such a passion for me and
I want the girls to have the same ex-
perience, but better and revamped,
added Ortiz, who was also Miss
Congeniality and Maple Lakes
representative at the 2013 Min-
neapolis Aquatennial. People
know Maple Lake for St. Patricks
Day, but we want them to know the
girls and the program, too. And, we
want to see the girls succeed, thrive
and love it.
Ortiz is joined on the committee
by her mom, Leah, who was also
royalty growing up in Canada.
I just so enjoyed my time with
my daughter and getting to know
the other ambassadors and I cant
wait to be involved in the next girls
experiences, she said of working
as the committees parent liaison.
Mayor Lynn Kissock, a former
Miss Morris and Miss Minnesota
candidate, decided to join the fun in
a formal capacity after emceeing
the coronation a year ago.
I saw an ad in the newspaper,
seeing they needed volunteers, and
thought Id check it out, Kissock,
the city liaison and ambassador
coach, said. Id asked if they
needed help for years because Ive
been wanting to help out. After
being involved as emcee last year,
I saw a need for assistance. Im
very glad the city and Chamber of
Commerce are working in conjunc-
tion with the ambassador program,
which is all about selecting young
women to represent Maple Lake.
Treasurer and visiting royalty
coordinator Vicki Johanneck is also
past royalty.
I had so much fun, so its nice
to carry it on to the next genera-
tion, she told the crowd at the Am-
bassadors Social.
Holms sister, Amanda Oaks,
enjoyed helping during her reign.
It was a blast helping the am-
bassadors through their year of
fun, Oaks said, before joking,
And, I joined to make my life
busier.
Each committee member has a
role to help deal with what Merz
has called organized chaos.
We lean on each other, Merz
said. Its not a job for one person.
We all have the same goal and
focus: to bring the organization
back to what it was and see what it
can be to allow these girls to learn
more about the community and
represent it, Kissock added.
Another priority is to work with
local businesses.
We want to bring our business
back to the community and utilize
what the community has to offer,
Merz said.
Leah Ortiz also spoke to the im-
portance of the program for girls
who have gone through it.
I enjoy seeing the potential in
the girls, she said. The change in
Ebony was a huge difference.
Kissock added that the candi-
dates and ambassadors learn impor-
tant life skills throughout the
process.
Being able to stand in front of
people and present yourself is im-
portant, she said. To see these
girls take pride in their community
and be part of opening their eyes to
what Maple Lake has to offer is also
very important.
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Dept. and Ambulance Service
responded to the following
emergencies during the past
week:
Mar. 2, 11:29 p.m.: Med-
ical. No ambulance transporta-
tion.
Mar. 2, 7:44 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
Feb. 28, 9:40 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital ER.
Feb. 28, 1:44 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital ER.
Feb. 28, 12:47 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital ER.
Feb. 28, 8:09 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
Feb. 27, 8:12 a.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Feb. 27, 11.12 a.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by Al-
lina Ambulance.
Feb. 27, 5:13 a.m.: Medical.
Cancelled.
Feb. 26, 5:51 p.m.: Med-
ical. No ambulance transporta-
tion.
Feb. 25, 11:25 a.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by Al-
lina Ambulance.
Maple Lakes Volunteer
Fire Department responded to
the following fire emergencies:
Mar. 1, 9:56 a.m.: Chimney
fire at Betty Gordon residence,
6370 102nd St. NW, Corinna
Twp. Seventeen firefighters re-
sponded to the page.
Mar. 2, :02 a.m.: Barn fire,
9965 30th St. NW, Albion
Twp., Donald Olean, owner.
Fifteen firefighters responded
to the fire. The barn was fully
engulfed when they arrived.
Mar. 3, 9:03 a.m.: Car fire,
Maple Manor West, 555 Sec-
ond St. West, Maple Lake.
Owner of the 2000 Buick
Regal was Mitchell Parochka,
a Manor resident. Sixteen fire-
fighters responded to the page.
Maple Lake Fire
Department
Report
BREAKING NEWS!
A Leprechaun was caught by the Craite
sisters as he was skulking around their
shop. As Leprechauns can not tell lies, he
had to give them his Pot of Gold! His gold is
now in the Better Than Ever Interiors shop,
in the Maple Lake creamery building
corner across from Madigans. Every
child who visits the shop in March will
receive a Coin of Wishing Gold, and a
lesson in wishing with it.
COME ON IN!
Community
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March 6: AA & Al-Anon, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County
Rds. 25 & 113.
March 8: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buf-
falo Evangelical Free Church, 2051
50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.
March 9: Chatham Climbers 4-
H Club, 6 p.m., Chatham Township
Hall, 1695 Eldridge Ave. NW,
Maple Lake. New members always
welcome. For updated information,
contact Pribyls, 320-963-3812.
March 10: Social Action Min-
istry quilting group, 8 a.m., St. Tim-
othys Church basement.
March 10: Maple Lake School
Board, 7 p.m., board room.
March 10: Al-Anon and Mens
12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo
Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th
St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.
March 11: American Legion
Post #131, 7:30 p.m., Maple Lake
American Legion Club.
March 11: Living with Parkin-
sons Under the Age of 60, 6:30-8
p.m., at Saron Lutheran Church, Big
Lake. Caregivers welcome; no chil-
dren, please. Camille, 763-350-
7401.
March 11: AA & Gamblers
Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo
Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th
St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113.
March 11: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United
Methodist Church of Annandale,
250 Oak Ave. N; 320-274-3380.
March 11: Celebrate Recovery
(non-denominational Christian-
based recovery program), 7 p.m.,
Monticello Covenant Church; 763-
295-2112.
The Friends of the Maple
Lake Library set to have its
grand opening at the 2009 St.
Patricks Day Festivities. ... A
total of 14 juniors and seniors
from Maple Lake High School
planned their trip to Spain for
March 15-29. ... Customers at
The Marketplace in Annandale
and Cokato could purchase a t-
bone steak for $5.99 per pound.
... And Thats The Way It Was
Five Years Ago This Week.
Laura Haglin was crowned
the 1999 Miss Maple Lake at
the St. Patricks Day Corona-
tion. ... Cruel Intentions, star-
ring Reese Witherspoon, was
featured on one of four screens
at the Monticello Theater. Ad-
mission was $5.50 for an adult
and $3.00 for a child. ... Out of
over 1,000 eligible students,
Josh Guimond was one of the
12 selected to be a part of the
page team working for the
House of Representatives. ...
And Thats The Way It Was 15
Years Ago This Week.
The Powder Ridge Junior
Racing Team Championship
was held at Afton Alps Ski
Area. Kelly Jude, Nicholas
Pawelk and Tommy Kronquist
each placed in the champi-
onship. ... Six Maple Lake Ele-
mentary students placed either
first or second at a chess tour-
nament held at Roosevelt Ele-
mentary in Willmar. ... Selma
Hutchinson was crowned
Wright County Saddle Club
Queen and Sara Becker was
crowned Junior Queen. ... And
Thats The Way It Was 25
Years Ago This Week.
Governor Rolvaag declared
the first week in March as
Delinquency and Crime Pre-
vention Week. ... At Lakeview
Motors in Buffalo, a 1960
Chevy Impala could be bought
for just $1,495. ... Customers
could purchase a 20-pound bag
of red potatoes at Dircks Bros.
for just $0.49. ... And Thats
The Way It Was 50 Years Ago
This Week.
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 them-
selves.
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics
will be charging a $15 fee for foot
care services. This fee is necessary
because the clinics are no longer
being funded by grant money.
However, if you are unable to pay
the fee, you will not be turned away.
The clinics are hosted from 9:30 to
11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions,
please ask clinic staff or call WC
Public Health at 1-800-362-3667 or
763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, March 11: Howard
Lake Community Center Public Li-
brary, 617 6th Street, Howard Lake
Tuesday, March 18: Annan-
dale Senior Center, City Hall, 30
Cedar S. East, Annandale
To see the full schedule, you can
visit the website at:
www.co.wright.mn.us/forms/hu-
manservices/60%20Plus%20and%
20Healthy%20Schedule.pdf
60+ and Healthy Clinics
Red Cross upcoming blood drives in WC
Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives. Appointments to
give blood can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting red-
crossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright
County: March 10: from 1-7 p.m. at American Legion, 200 W. Babcock
Blvd. in Delano.
For more than 70 years, every president has dedicated March as Red
Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people
across the country and around the world. During this time, the Red Cross
celebrates and recognizes everyday heroes in our community those who
help others by giving blood, volunteering, learning lifesaving skills or
making a financial contribution to the Red Cross. It is because of these
individuals that the Red Cross can fulfill its lifesaving mission.
Irish Pre-Party, formerly the Irish Gala, is Saturday
The Irish Pre-Party, formerly known as the Irish Gala, will be Saturday,
March 8, at the Maple Lake American Legion Club. A social hour and
silent auction will begin at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., enter-
tainment by ventriloquist David Malmberg at 7:30 p.m. and the awards
ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Star Bank, Cenex, Rogers
BP Amoco, Maple Lake Lumber and Irish Blessings.
Dad's Belgian Waffle feed for Love INC is Sunday
Love INC is sponsoring a Dad's Belgian Waffle breakfast and bake sale
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Maple Lake American Legion Club.
The meal will include waffles, sausages, toppings and beverages and
carry-out plates are available. Call Peg Plaggerman at 612-282-3431 with
any questions.
CCWDeanery Lenten Retreat is Tuesday
The Council of Catholic Women invites all area women to the annual
Deanery Lenten Retreat on Tuesday, March 11, at Christ the King Retreat
Center, 621 First Ave. S, Buffalo. The day begins with registration at 9
a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The topic for the day will be Renew my Heart.
For reservations call 763-682-1394.
Square Foot Gardening classes in March
Do you want the best soil possible for your garden? Learn a way to
generate quality weed freesoil for the Square Foot Garden system. Mel
Bartholomew, founder of SFG, visited Minnesota last July, generating
lots of excitement for creating the most productive gardens ever. The
Square Foot Gardening class will share his 10 steps with handouts, pic-
tures and opportunities to purchase the latest SFG books and local soil
mix. This class is an introduction to Square Foot Gardening, which can
be in ground, in a box or containers and that utilizes less water, less space
and less work. Visit www.gardeningww <http://www.gardeningww/>.org
for more information for this class hosted by SFG certified gardeners,
Patrick and Connie Lahr. Please check your local Community Education
Bulletin to sign up in your area. All classes begin at 7 p.m. for one hour
plus discussion. Classes will be hosted in the following cities on the fol-
lowing dates: March 10; Howard Lake, March 11; Monticello, March
13; and Delano, March 18.
'Goodbye winter Hello Spring?' is March 13
Whatever the weather, the "Goodbye winter...Hello Spring?" brunch
at 9:30 a.m. March 13 at Reichel's Event Center, Annandale, is certain to
brighten your day. Tricia Manuel, also known as Pricilla Mooseburger
the clown, from Maple Lake Costume Shoppe, will remind us of the fun
of being transformed into a clown, a queen, a pioneer or Cinderella. Great
music will be presented by The Strand Family; and speaker Elly Mc-
Daniel, changed by living in a Third World country, will talk about "What
We Take for Granted." Invite friends and make reservations by calling
Sheree before 8 p.m. at 320-963-6625, Dawn at 612-723-3905 or email:
lilred.schramm@gmail.com. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.
First-time home buyers seminar
Wright County Community Action (WCCA) offers a first-time home
buyers seminar (Home Stretch) which will cover a variety of topics re-
lated to the home buying process. Area lenders, real estate agents, and
other housing professionals will instruct the workshop. This program is
approved to meet the Neighborhood Stabilization Program requirements
and the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) requirements.
WCCA will be offering 3 FREE classes in the month of March. March
13 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Montrose Community Center, 200 Center Ave. S,
Montrose. March 29 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Albertville City Hall, 5959 Main
Ave NE, Albertville.
Registration open for St. Patricks Day events
The 37th annual Maple Lake St. Patrick's Day Festival will be Satur-
day, March 15. It will begin with the Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in
the Maple Lake Elementary gym. Information may be obtained by calling
Betty Gordon at 963-5351 or by visiting the Maple Lake Chamber of
Commerce website at www.maplelakechamber.com.
The Irish Scamper 5K will begin at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Di-
vision Street and Birch Avenue, with registration at 9 a.m. at the high
school. For more information, visit www.irishscamper5k.com
The parade will take place rain, snow or shine at 1:30 p.m. with line-
up starting at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Division and Park in down-
town Maple Lake. Parade entries are currently being accepted and are due
by March 4. Applications may be dropped off at Roger's BP Amoco,
mailed to P.O. Box 267 in Maple Lake or emailed to
hudek90@gmail.com. Registration forms may be found on the chamber
website or at www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us.
The coronation of the new Maple Lake Ambassadors will take place
following the parade, starting at about 4:30 p.m. in the Maple Lake High
School gym. Parade awards will also be presented during the program.
'Strikes for St. Timothy's School' bowling
fundraiser is March 16
All are welcome to join family and friends to raise money for St. Tim-
othy's School from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Maple Lake
Bowl. Reserve your lane today. Participants can choose to pay and play
for one hour or two hours. All proceeds from this event will benefit St.
Timothys School, so come out and enjoy a great Irish afternoon. Be the
next family to take home the trophy. Sign-up will be after the weekend
masses, at St. Timothys School or by calling 612-242-4984
Maple syruping demonstrations March 22-23
Lake Maria State Park will present its annual maple-syruping demon-
strations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday,
March 23, at the nature center. Tree-tapping techniques will be described,
followed by a hike into the woods to identify maple trees, tap a tree and
collect the sap. The cooking process and syrup preparation also can be
examined.
Programs & Events
continued on page 5
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, March 10
Hamburger on a Bun, Oven-
Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli
w/Cheese Sauce, Pineapple
Chunks
TUESDAY, March 11
Pork Roast, Whipped Pota-
toes w/Gravy, Cream-Style Corn,
Wheat Bread, Gelatin
WEDNESDAY, March 12
Chicken in Cream Sauce,
Parslied Potatoes, Garden Salad,
Wheat Dinner Roll, Cinnamon
Bread Pudding w/Topping
THURSDAY, March 13
Lasagna, Green Beans, Let-
tuce Salad, Garlic Breadstick,
Raspberry Parfait
FRIDAY, March 14
Baked Fish or Roasted
Chicken, Creamy Potato Bake,
Scandinavian Blend Vegetables,
Dinner Roll, Rosy Applesauce
Senior Dining menu March 10 - 14
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 in-
clude: Adult and Child Immuniza-
tions; 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 - In-
dividual, Home, Car Seat, Preg-
nancy, Childbirth, Parenting, Child
Health, Growth & Development,
Reproductive Health & Family
Planning, Infectious Diseases,
Chronic Illness, Unhealthy
Lifestyle Behaviors, such as Smok-
ing, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Un-
safe Sex; Information and
Assistance in Accessing Resources.
For appointments or questions,
call 763-682-7717, or toll-free at 1-
800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For im-
munizations, bring past
immunization records to the van, if
available. * Van hours Monday
through Thursday are from 2 p.m.
to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, March 6: Cub
Foods, Monticello
Tuesday, March 11: Coborns,
Delano
Wednesday, March 12: Bank
West, Hanover
Thursday, March 13: Market-
place, Annandale
Monday, March 17: Walmart,
Monticello
The complete WOW van sched-
ule is available online at:
http://www.co.wright.mn.us/depart-
ment/humanservices/wow
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van.
The entire test takes about 30 min-
utes. We have two different test op-
tions. 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.
WOW
Wellness on Wheels
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March 5, 2014
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snowmobile enthusiasts of all
ages to be cautious while snow-
mobiling. Heavy snow and drift-
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equipment, causing dangerous
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Please remember to be safe:
Watch out for power poles,
guy wires and electrical equip-
ment that can be hidden in the
snow. Heavy snowfalls can often
bury transformer boxes and cabi-
nets.
Slow down, know the area
where you are snowmobiling and
stay on the trails.
If you see a downed power
line, STAY AWAY from it and
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ways assume it is live and can
carry currents strong enough to
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one you know who rides a
snowmobile.
Great River Energy is a not-
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the outer-ring suburbs of the
Twin Cities, up to the Arrowhead
region of Minnesota and down to
the farming communities in the
southwest part of Minnesota. For
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BETHLEHEM UNITED
CHURCH OF CHRIST
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
www.uccml.org
bethuccml@gmail.com
WED.: 2 p.m., Womens Guild; 6:15
p.m., Lenten Supper; 6:30 p.m., NA; 7
p.m., Lenten Service, Choir to Follow.
FRI.-SUN.: CYE at Camp Koinonia in
South Haven.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Fellowship; 11 a.m., Confirmation.
WED.: 6:15 p.m., Lenten Supper; 6:30
p.m., NA; 7 p.m., Lenten Service, Choir
to Follow.
HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Lake
Ph.: 763-463-9447
www.holycrossmaplelake.com
Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
WED.: 2 p.m., Service of Word &
Prayer; 5:30 p.m., Soup Supper; 7 p.m.,
Ash Wednesday Worship.
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Girl Scouts; 7 p.m.,
Revelation Bible Study.
SAT.: 9 a.m., Quilters Learning Day.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15
a.m., Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Con-
temporary Service; 1 p.m., Annandale
Care Center.
MON.: 1 p.m., First of All Prayer
Group, Quilters.
TUES.: 1 p.m., Book & Brunch Club.
WED.: 2 p.m., Service of Word &
Prayer; 7 p.m., Lenten Service.
CHURCH OF ST. TIMOTHY
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
www.churchofsttimothy.org
Pastor: John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn Kincs
WED.: 9 a.m. & 7 p.m., Ash Wednesday
Masses.
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions; 4:30
p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK
(LCMS)
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service; 11:15
a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study.
SILVER CREEK
COMMUNITY CHURCH
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN
55358
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957; 605-
553-5240
www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.org
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Sun-
day School, Bible Study.
ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE
CHURCH
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS: 1:30 p.m., Moms in Prayer; 7
p.m., CryOut Practice.
FRI.: 6 p.m., Scrapbooking/Crafting.
SAT.: 7:30 a.m., Men's Breakfast.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11
a.m., Worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday
School; 6 p.m., Gospel Life, Discovery
Class.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer; 7
p.m., Men's Bible Study.
TUES.: 3:30 p.m., Friends of Faith; 5:45
p.m., Evangelism; 7 p.m., Celebrate Re-
covery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m.,
Awana; 7 p.m., Solid Rock.
ANNANDALE UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc
Pastor: Marilee Benson
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:15
a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday
School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
CHURCH
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service
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 Market-
place
Ph.: 320-248-6024
Lead Pastor: Jason Pence
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; En-
ergized Music and Quality Children's
Programs Provided.
MT. HERMON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
WED.: 7 p.m., Ash Wednesday Worship.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship w/Commu-
nion; Family Night.
WED.: Women of the ELCA. Call 320-
963-3284 for Time; 7 p.m., Lenten Wor-
ship.
ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
www.stjohns-annandale.org
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10
a.m., Contemporary Worship.
BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m.,
Church Service.
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 wel-
come.
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, Cof-
fee 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 Prac-
tice.
BUFFALO COVENANT CHURCH
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
www.buffalocov.org
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
SAT.: 9:30 a.m., Women's Daniel Bible
Study.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30
& 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship,
Swimming Upstream; 11 a.m., Confir-
mation Class; 12:45 p.m., Awana Game
Team Practice; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out.
MON.: 9 a.m., Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Women's Bible Study; 7 p.m., BBI-
Matthew, Commissions; 8:15 p.m.,
Council.
TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters; 9 a.m.,
MOPS Steering; 6 p.m., Grief Share;
6:30 p.m., Divorce Care; 8 p.m.,
Women's Volleyball.
WED.: 9 a.m., Shuffleboard; 5 p.m.,
Awana Supper; 6 p.m., Awana, Hang
Time; 6:30 p.m., 9th Grade Confirma-
tion.
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Worship Team
Practice; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal; 8
p.m., Deep Waters.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
LCMC
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
www.lutheran-faith.org
Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.,
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service.
CELEBRATION COMMUNITY
CHURCH
Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover; 612-
978-2766
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose El-
ementary School Gymnasium.
TRI-COUNTY ALLIANCE
CHURCH
8464 160th St. N.W.
Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750
Interim Pastor: Bob Morton
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.
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Obituaries
R o b e r t
E d w a r d
Schmidt, 67,
of Albion
Center, An-
n a n d a l e ,
passed away
on Sunday,
March 2,
2014, at the
Annandale Care Center.
Robert was born on June 25,
1946, in St. Cloud to Roland E.
Schmidt and Lorraine Hance
Schmidt. He was baptized and
confirmed in the Catholic Faith
and was a member of St. Ig-
natius Church of Annandale.
Robert attended St. Timothy
School in Maple Lake and grad-
uated from Annandale High
School in 1965. After gradua-
tion he attended college classes
for art and interior design.
He worked at St. Barnabas
Hospital as an orderly, Daytons
Department Store, and Erickson
Decorating, all in Minneapolis.
He was self-employed as an in-
terior designer. He cared for his
mother until her death.
Robert enjoyed art, antiques,
decorating, gardening, working
in his yard and spending time
with family, friends and cat
Kitty.
He is preceded in death by
his parents. Survived by his sis-
ter, Mary Ann (Charles) Smith,
of Annandale; nieces, Melissa
(Terry) Dean, of Hutchison, and
Jenny Paggen, of Maple Lake;
nephews, Christopher Smith
(Karri) and Shawn Smith, both
of Annandale;as well as great-
nieces and one great-nephew.
Mass of Christian Burial will be
at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8,
at St. Ignatius Catholic Church,
35 Birch Street E, Annandale.
Visitation will be one hour prior
to service at church. Interment
will be at Woodlawn Cemetery,
Annandale.
Robert Edward Schmidt, Annandale
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The event is free. However, a vehicle park entry fee is required for
those without an annual permit, which are for sale at the park office and
apply to all state parks. For more information, call the park office at 763-
878-2325 or visit its website at www.mnstateparks.info. Lake Maria is
located approximately seven miles northwest of Monticello, 10 miles
northeast of Annandale and five miles north of Maple Lake on Wright
County Highway 111.
Buffalo Community Orchestra to Explore
Symphonic Curiosities
The Buffalo Community Orchestra will bring to life music that
is out of the ordinary on Saturday, March 8, 2014 when they pres-
ent Symphonic Curiosities at the Buffalo High School Perform-
ing Arts Center at 7:30 PM.
The concert will feature Larry Marquette in Mozarts Bassoon
Concerto, one of the few concertos written for the instrument,
along with Gale Holmquist, Kristi Wagner, and Julia Reeves in
Bachs unique Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. The evening will be
rounded off with a musical murder mystery from Lemony
Snickets The Composer is Dead. There will also be a special per-
formance with Bravo Strings of Montrose. A conductor chat will
take place at 6:30 PM with BCO conductor, Erik Rohde. Refresh-
ments will be served in the Commons immediately following the
concert.
Tickets are available at the door the night of the performance.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $3 for stu-
dents. Children age five and under are admitted without charge.
Please visit "http://www.bcomn.org" www.bcomn.org for more in-
formation. Special thanks to Great River Energy for making this
event possible.
An evening with John Barrymore is March 17
Join hosts Dr. Vicki and Mark Johanneck, owners of The Sta-
bles at Greenfield Farm; Maple Lake Mayor Lynn Kissock; Min-
nesota Rep. Joe McDonald; and Minnesota Film and TV
Executive Director Lucinda Winters for an evening of dinner,
cocktails and conversation about one of Hollywood's most leg-
endary families on Monday, March 17. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
with cocktails to follow at 8 p.m. (See if you can get him to tell
you about the time he helped rob his grandfather's grave.) The
event will also feature the trailer for the upcoming film, "Inheri-
tance."
Please contact Dr. Vicki Johanneck at 612-245-7104, Bridget
Cronin at 786-510-3957, email killingjokepromotions@gmail.com
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Many people know St.
Patrick's Day as a time to let
their hair down and participate
in the often rowdy revelry that
has become synonymous with
the holiday. Parades and loud
music as well as flowing
drinks make Patty's Day a fa-
vorite for people of all ethnic
backgrounds. But revelers
might be surprised to know
that the holiday's namesake
was an interesting figure
whose impact on the world can
still be felt today.
Though he is forever linked
to the Emerald Isle, Saint
Patrick was actually born in
England, and his initial intro-
duction to Ireland was any-
thing but pleasant. That's
because St. Patrick was cap-
tured by pirates as a child and
brought to Ireland, where he
spent six years in slavery. After
escaping captivity, he eventu-
ally returned to Ireland as a
missionary.
Saint Patrick's work as a
Christian missionary incorpo-
rated some pagan beliefs to
which many natives of Ireland
had previously subscribed. He
combined those beliefs with
the Christian sacrament, and
the Celtic cross traces its ori-
gins to this combination of
pagan beliefs and Christianity.
Despite growing up in a
family with strong ties to or-
ganized religion, Saint Patrick
himself was not raised in a par-
ticularly religious household.
Though his grandfather was a
member of the clergy and his
mother was a close relative of
St. Martin of Tours, Saint
Patrick's childhood home was
not especially religious nor
was it one that placed a strong
emphasis on education. In fact,
Saint Patrick admitted later in
life that his lack of formal edu-
cation had long been a source
of embarrassment for him.
While in captivity, Saint
Patrick tended sheep under a
high priest of Druidism, a
Pagan sect that had consider-
able influence over Ireland at
the time.Despite that, Saint
Patrick became deeply devoted
to Christianity during his cap-
tivity, when he became deter-
mined to free the Irish from
Druidism.
After fleeing captivity, Saint
Patrick said that the idea to
flee came to him in a dream in
which a voice promised him
that, if he fled, he would safely
find his way home to England.
So he convinced sailors to let
him board their ship. This was
a ship those on board would
soon abandon, eventually land-
ing in France, where they wan-
dered 200 miles in 28 days.
But true to his dream, Saint
Patrick was eventually reunited
with his family in England.
Despite his determination to
free the Irish from Druidism,
Saint Patrick was initially met
with much resistance from
Irish natives. But his persist-
ence would eventually pay off,
as he convinced a growing
number of Pagan Druids that
they were worshiping idols
under a belief system that was
ensuring their captivity and not
their salvation.
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St. Patrick's Day is a time
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to celebrate Irish heritage.
Although once celebrated
primarily by those people of
Irish descent, St. Patrick's
Day is now celebrated by
people of various ethnic
backgrounds. Many of the
festivities surrounding St.
Patrick's Day are geared to-
ward adults. However, any
celebration can be cus-
tomized to include enjoyable
activities for younger cele-
brants.
Before buying supplies for
the party, make a list of
guests who have acknowl-
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festivities. This will help de-
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number of participants and
age groups. It may be wise to
divide the celebration into
two parts. Have the party
start earlier in the day and
cater to all age groups. Later
on the children may retire to
bed or be under the care of
babysitters while the adults
continue the revelry.
Here are some other ideas
for success.
Children are more well
behaved when they have
something to keep them oc-
cupied, so organize games
and activities to keep their at-
tention. Instead of an "egg
hunt," which would be an
Easter activity, borrow from
the theme and hide lep-
rechaun treasures around the
house. Send children on a
scavenger hunt to find choco-
late gold coins or other
treats.
Enlist the help of chil-
dren with refreshments. They
can help whip up a batch of
Irish soda bread or a green-
frosted cake. Purchase
M&M(R) candies and have
children sort out the yellow
and green ones for festive
candy dishes.
Create a specialized bev-
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enjoy. It's easy to make a
bowl of punch with a few in-
gredients. Mix seltzer water
with a green- or yellow-hued
fruit punch. Float spoonfuls
of lime sherbet on top, which
will gradually melt into the
punch. Spoon into green
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because they get to break
them open and find the treas-
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another pinata shape that will
tie into your theme. Fill with
stickers, gold coins, candy,
and other St. Patrick's Day
items.
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Anything can be turned fes-
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coloring. Tint macaroni and
cheese green and serve in lit-
tle bowls. Color biscuit
dough and wrap around mini
frankfurters for clever "pigs
in a blanket." Serve chicken
strips with green-hued
mashed potatoes. Cut sand-
wiches into four-leaf clovers
with the appropriate cookie
cutter. Think creatively to put
smiles on the faces of chil-
dren. Even adults may appre-
ciate the creativity put into
food and beverages.
People of all ages and cul-
tures gather together for St.
Patrick's Day festivities. Help
everyone to feel welcome by
catering to the needs of party
guests of all ages.
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March 5, 2014
Miss Teen of Minnesota
Ashley Becker poses with
335 pairs of jeans collected
at Maple Lake High School
as a part of Aropostales
Teens for Jeans campaign
over a two-week span.
Becker worked with High
School Social Worker Nic-
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Friends of Rachel Club to
organize the clothing drive.
The jeans will be donated
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homeless teens nearest to
the Aropostale store
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The campaign is a re-
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(Photo submitted)
MLHS collects 335 pairs of jeans for teens
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chili, iced cinnamon roll,
chicken nuggets, iced cinna-
mon roll; romaine salad,
baby carrots, corn salad;
fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk
WEDNESDAY, March 12
Mustard, ham wrap, south-
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nachos w/cheese sauce,
chicken patty on bun, carrots;
shredded romaine lettuce,
black beans, jicama sticks;
fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk
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turkey & gravy, mashed po-
tatoes, roll, cheeseburger on
a bun, green beans; broccoli
salad, garbanzo beans, celery
sticks; fresh fruit, canned
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on a bun, hot turkey & cheese
on WG bun, corn; kale-ro-
maine salad, baby carrots,
dill dip, cucumber slices;
fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk
School News
Three MLHS grads
named to Bemidji
State deans list
Maple Lake High School
graduates Mitchell Gindele,
Kristi Reid and Chelsey Trettel
have been named to the Bemidji
State University fall deans list
for earning a grade point average
of 3.25 or better.
Jude inducted into
Jesuit Honor Society
Gabriella Jude of Maple
Lake, a student in the Creighton
University College of Nursing,
was inducted into the student
chapter of the Jesuit Honor So-
ciety Alpha Sigma Nu, at its an-
nual ceremony on Saturday, Feb.
22, in the Harper Center Ahman-
son Ballroom.
Membership in Alpha Sigma
Nu is the highest honor be-
stowed on an individual from a
Jesuit University based on crite-
ria of service, loyalty and schol-
arship.
Inductees are nominated by
faculty, staff, administrators and
Alpha Sigma Nu members who
feel individuals are deserving of
such an honor.
Post Prom Party,
Schwans partnering
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order and between 20 to 40 per-
cent of the purchase will be do-
nated to support the event.
Chad Hammerschmidt had his
second-grade students write real-
istic fiction.
Julie Jerome On my birthday
I decorated my living room with
my mom, dad, sister, and brother.
Lots of people came and my fam-
ily all came. It was fun! I got a
Xbox, Ipad, books, piano, flowers
and they were all for me.
Scarlett Byman One day my
mom said that she would do what-
ever I wanted that day. I said,
Make me some caramel rolls
and she did!
Cole LaFave I went with my
dad ice fishing and when I had a
bite it fell off. I was hoping Id get
another bite and I did. We both
caught big fish and then went
home.
Kass Fynboh Kari was a nice
girl but there was a bully at her
school. Her name was Jen and she
bullied everyone, even Kari and
her friends. One day Kari did
something nice for Jen and she
stopped bullying.
Shay McClory One day I was
riding my bike and when I looked
behind me I heard a crash! A cat
pulled up in front of me and when
I put on the brake I flew off my
bike straight on the ground. There
was blood everywhere. An ambu-
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emergency room where they gave
me ten stitches. After that I went
home and took a nap and felt
much better.
Daimen Floding One Friday I
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This was the best day ever.
Adison Gorres I had a great
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Irish Pre-Party
Lets make some Green for the Chamber
Saturday, March 8
at the Maple Lake American Legion
With Comic Ventriloquist
David Malmberg
Tickets are $30 and can
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Maple Lake Lumber, Rogers BP Amoco,
Irish Blessings, Cenex, and Star Bank. Come
Celebrate with our 37th Grand Marshal
Greg Thomes, Commodore Award Winner
Daryl Hennen, Maple Lake Business of the
Year Winner and Chamber Member
of the Year Winner.
Social Hour: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Silent Auction: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Entertainment: 7:30 p.m.
Awards: 8:30 p.m.
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The event is $5 per family.
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No. 8 Braham too much for Irish boys
by Kari Reid
Sports Writer
On Feb. 27 the Irish boys bas-
ketball team took a road trip for
a playoff game against the Bra-
ham Bombers. The Bombers are
a very strong team and the Irish
hoped to challenge them. The
Irish werent far behind but
couldnt keep up to the Bombers
and fell by a score of 74-64. This
marked the end of the final sea-
son for seniors Landon Caughey,
Sullivan Graham, Evan Hertwig,
Zach Johnson and Nic Paumen.
We played our hearts out,
head coach Tim Staloch said.
We were up by three at the half
and tied with six minutes left.
Braham is a very good team.
They are ranked eighth in the
state, had 23 wins in the regular
season, and are riding a 61 home-
game winning streak. We were
right there with a chance, but
they hit a couple long threes late
in the game and made their free
throws down the stretch. Al-
though we didn't get the win, I
could not be prouder of the play-
ers.
In the first half, the Irish and
the Bombers shot nearly identical
percentages, at 44.4 and 45.8 per-
cent, respectively. The Bombers
didnt make any three pointers
while the Irish made five, leading
to Maple Lakes 29-26 halftime
lead.
In the second half, shots
didnt fall as well for the Irish, at
32.1 percent, while the Bombers
picked their shooting up, making
53.8 percent. The Irish couldnt
make a comeback and took home
a loss to make it their final game
of the season.
Johnson led the Irish with 23
points. Andrew Schonnesen was
also in double digits with 17
points. Schonnesen grabbed
seven rebounds along with Bran-
don Borell.
The end of every season is
difficult because you never will
get the same group of young men
back together again, Staloch
said. This year was very enjoy-
able because these guys under-
stood the true meaning of the
word team. They worked hard to-
gether, supported each other, and
celebrated together. We will re-
ally miss our seniors. I want to
thank them for all their hard
work and dedication. They
stayed positive all year and were
leaders on and off the floor.
Pts Rbs Stls Asts
Z. Johnson 23 4 2 3
A. Schonnesen 17 7 - 4
T. Goelz 8 3 - -
D. Stokman 9 4 1 3
E. Hertwig - 1 - -
L. Caughey 2 - - 1
N. Paumen - 5 - -
B. Borell 5 7 - -
Sports
Maple Lake Messenger Page 9
March 5, 2014
Four months of difficult prac-
tices, duals and tournaments had
led them to Friday and Saturday's
contention and tough wrestling
had led great performances, in-
cluding a third-place finish by
Vassar and sixth-place finish by
Carlson.
With Friday morning came the
first day of individual rounds, and
impressive competition for the
Lightning wrestlers as well. Three
out of the four gained a victory in
the first round: Carlson 10-0, Vas-
sar 11-4, and Ogden with a fall at
5:27. Mosley had lost an intense
match to the No. 3 ranked Colin
Ayers.
The next round brought a new
set of challenges for the Lightning.
Carlson lost a tough one 8-0, and
Ogden fell to the No. 1 nationally-
ranked Lance Benick by fall at
3:40. Vassar moved on to the quar-
terfinal round with an 11-4 win.
In the wrestle-back rounds,
Ogden lost 7-2 to Logan Cooper,
ending his tournament run. Carl-
son won 3-2 against Ben Kelving-
ton, but lost to Anthony Jackson
5-1, putting him in line for fifth
place. Vassar moved on to the
semifinal round with a 6-4 victory
against Dylan Connell in an over-
time thriller, but lost 5-1 to Ryan
Epps in the semifinal round. After
a 13-4 major decision victory over
Colten Specht, Vassar advanced to
the third-place match.
In the championship round,
Carlson wrestled Jakob Jewett and
Vassar went up against Tevin
Zavadil. Carlson wrestled to the
last minute, but fell short to Jew-
ett, losing 1-8 and earning sixth
place.
Vassar faced an opponent he
had lost to twice previously in the
year, including the section tourna-
ment. However, an extraordinary
effort allowed the ANML scrapper
a 7-5 win over Zavadil and third
place.
"I really just felt good for that
match," Vassar said in response to
the win." I was prepared and ready
to give my all for six minutes, no
matter the outcome."
ANML truly ended the season
in an incredible fashion. By hav-
ing four wrestlers representing the
Lightning in the state tournament,
the boys had far exceeded the
standards of many, and even more
so for the two that placed. It was a
fantastic learning experience for
the boys, and something the
Lightning can all take from to mo-
tivate them for the 2015 season.
Irish girls conclude regular season
by Mollie Graham
Sports Writer
Heading into their last couple
games, the Irish girls basketball
team made each and every pass
count. Last week the Irish took
on St. Johns Prep on Monday
and traveled to Royalton on
Tuesday, looking for success.
The Irish gained a win within the
two games.
Monday nights game versus
St. Johns ended in Maple Lakes
favor. Both teams, having a small
bench, went out to play as hard as
they could.
The game started off with
quick fast breaks on both sides.
Moving the ball, the Irish were
able to find gaps to put up some
shots and attack the basket. The
Irish were able to get multiple
second chances under the hoop
by grabbing six offensive re-
bounds along with 26 defensive
rebounds.
As the game continued, the
Irish pulled away, hustling up and
down the court. Finishing off the
game, the final score was 39-35
with Maple Lake snatching the
win.
Rayne Coughlin led the Irish
with 14 points.
Playing back-to-back games,
the girls were on the road headed
to Royalton on Tuesday night
looking for another success.
Starting the game, the Irish
won the tip and found the basket
first. Not too long after, the Roy-
als came back also finding the
hoop.
The Irish crashed the boards
and took some great looks, but
were not able to connect to score.
Both teams worked for opportu-
nities, but were held back by the
opposing defense.
Emily Webb took control
under the hoop grabbing 10 re-
bounds and Coughlin found her
rhythm, scoring 20 points.
The Irish played tight defense
putting their hands on 14 steals,
but, unfortunately, that wasnt
enough to hold on to the lead.
Not backing down the Irish
kept fighting. Ending the game,
Royalton took a 51-44 win.
Starting the week off with two
games brought the Irish some
confidence. The girls stayed de-
termined and ready to come back
and play Friday night at home
versus Holdingford.
Feeling as if the season just
started, the girls basketball team
took on the Holdingford Huskers
Friday night for their last home
game. Being their last home
game, it was also a night to cele-
brate the seniors. Unfortunately,
they werent able to celebrate a
win, as they fell 58-45.
Walking onto the court deter-
mined and excited, the Irish
started the first half strong. They
found gaps in the Husker defense
and found success at the hoop.
Not trailing behind, the Huskers
were also able to connect with
the hoop on their end. Being a
rough game, the Irish continued
to bring forth intensity and shots.
Both teams were neck-and-neck
and stayed fierce, ending the first
half with Holdingford just a cou-
ple points ahead.
Coming out for the second
half, neither teams changed their
game plans substantially. Being
an offensive threat for the Irish,
Coughlin scored 21 points for the
home team. Jenni Pomije added
six rebounds for the Irish and
Webb played defense hands-
high, grabbing three steals.
Both teams stayed competi-
tive working to pull ahead.
Maple Lake took advantage of
their free throws making 7-12,
but came up short at the end of
the game. Trailing the Huskers,
the Irish were unable to take the
win.
Although the game didnt end
how the Irish had hoped, the girls
were still proud of their efforts
and thanked the seniors Cough-
lin, Jessie Wohlrabe, Leslie Rein-
hard and Kristina Paumen for
everything they had put into the
girls basketball program.
It was crazy to think it was
the last time I would play on our
home court, but the team worked
hard and gave all their effort,
making it a great game to end
on, Wohlrabe said.
"Before the game, it didn't re-
ally hit me, but as soon as the
buzzer went off at the end of the
game, I realized that this is a clos-
ing of another chapter in my life,
and a part of my life I am going
to miss greatly," Coughlin added.
The team appreciated the four
girls and they with be greatly
missed.
Rayne Coughlin, right, helps apply full-court defense against a St. Johns Prep opponent.
The Irish won that game 39-35, but lost their last home game. (Photo by Charlene Wurm)
Tanner Vassar controls his opponent, Tevin Zavadil, who he defeated 7-5 to win third place.
Vassar had lost to Zavadil twice earlier in the season. (Photos by Mary Christen)
Nate Carlson defeated Ben Kelvington of Scott West by the slimmest of margins: 3-2.
Joe Mosley struggles against Colin Ayers, of WEMJWP, en route to a 9-0 loss.
Spencer Ogden won by fall at 5:27 over Jacob Lynch, of Rush City-Braham, in the first round.
State wrestling
continued from page 1
Maple Lake Messenger Page 10
March 5, 2014
Legal Notices
Letter to the editor
continued from page 2
Marion ONeill
continued from page 2
Irish Pre-Party
continued from page 1
NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
UNDER JUDGMENT
AND DECREE
STATE OF MINNESOTA
DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF WRIGHT
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
CASE TYPE: FORECLOSURE
BY ACTION/CONTRACT
First Resource Bank, a Minnesota
corporation
Court File No. 86-CV-13-4186
Plaintiff,
vs.
Daniel S. Hennum and Elizabeth
A. Hennum,
Defendants
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that under and by virtue of the Find-
ings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and
Order for Summary Judgment
(Judgment) entered in the above
captioned action dated December
20, 2013, wherein it is, among other
things, adjudged that there is due the
plaintiff the sum of $1,656,616.18
through November 1, 2013, plus
continuing interest, real estate taxes,
attorney fees and costs, and collec-
tion costs, a certified copy of which
has been delivered to me directing
the sale of the premises hereinafter
described to satisfy the amount
found and adjudged due to said
Plaintiff in the above-entitled action,
as prescribed in the Judgment, the
undersigned Joe Hagerty, the Sheriff
of Wright County, will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder for
cash, on April 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.,
in the Sheriffs Office, 3800 Braddock
Ave. NE, Buffalo, Minnesota the
premises and real estate, lying and
being in the County of Wright, State
of Minnesota, described in said
Judgment as the parcel of property
secured by the Mortgage dated Sep-
tember 1, 2006 recorded in the Office
of the Wright County Recorder on
September 6, 2006 as Document
No. A1024408, modified by Modifica-
tion of Mortgage dated September 1,
2007 and recorded with the Wright
County Recorder as Document No.
A 1065790, further modified by Mod-
ification of Mortgage dated Septem-
ber 1, 2008 and recorded with the
Wright County Recorder as Docu-
ment No. A 1099481, further modi-
fied by Modification of Mortgage
dated September 1, 2009, recorded
with the Wright County Recorder as
Document No. A 1130293, further
modified by Modification of Mortgage
dated September 1, 2010, recorded
with the Wright County Recorder as
Document No. A 1158281, further
modified by Modification of Mortgage
dated December 1, 2010 and
recorded with the Wright County
Recorder as Document No. A
1167558, further modified by the
Modification of Mortgage dated
March 1, 2011 and recorded with the
Wright County Recorder as Docu-
ment No. A 1176299, further modified
by Modification of Mortgage dated
June 1, 2011 and recorded with the
Wright County Recorder as Docu-
ment No. A 1178945, and modified
by the final Modification of Mortgage
dated December 1, 2011 and
recorded with the Wright County
Recorder as Document No. A
1191764, legally described as:
The South two-thirds of the East
30 acres of the North Half of the
Southeast Quarter of Section 27,
Township 121, Range 23, Wright
County, Minnesota.
The time allowed by law for re-
demption by the judgment debtor,
the debtors heirs, successors, and
legal representation is one year after
the date of sale.
THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW
FOR REDEMPTION BY THE JUDG-
MENT DEBTOR, THE DEBTORS
HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND
LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES MAY
BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF
A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED
UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES,
SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING,
AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT
THE MORTGAGED PREMISES
ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDEN-
TIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN
FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY
USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRO-
DUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.
IF PART OF THE PROPERTY
TO BE SOLD CONTAINS YOUR
HOUSE, YOU MAY DESIGNATE AN
AREA AS A HOMESTEAD TO BE
SOLD AND REDEEMED SEPA-
RATELY.
YOU MAY DESIGNATE THE
HOUSE YOU OCCUPY AND ANY
AMOUNT OF THE PROPERTY AS
A HOMESTEAD. THE DESIG-
NATED HOMESTEAD PROPERTY
MUST CONFORM TO THE LOCAL
ZONING ORDINANCES AND BE
COMPACT SO THAT IT DOES NOT
UNREASONABLY REDUCE THE
VALUE OF THE REMAINING
PROPERTY.
YOU MUST PROVIDE THE
PERSON FORECLOSING ON THE
PROPERTY, THE SHERIFF, AND
THE COUNTY RECORDER WITH A
COPY OF THE LEGAL DESCRIP-
TION OF THE HOMESTEAD YOU
HAVE DESIGNATED BY TEN BUSI-
NESS DAYS BEFORE THE DATE
THE PROPERTY IS TO BE SOLD.
Dated: January 24, 2013
Sheriff of Wright County, Minnesota
By /s/Philip P. Thinesen
Sgt. Philip P. Thinesen
BEST & FLANAGAN LLP
Barbara M. Ross (#182941)
225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Telephone: (612) 339-7121
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
FIRST RESOURCE BANK
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COL-
LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFOR-
MATION OBTAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
(19-24)
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 condi-
tions of the following described mort-
gage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: Septem-
ber 27, 2005
MORTGAGOR: Kimberly J. Kai-
ser, single woman.
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Elec-
tronic Registration Systems, Inc. as
nominee for Allied Home Mortgage
Capital Corporation.
DATE AND PLACE OF
RECORDING: Recorded October 6,
2005 Wright County Recorder, Doc-
ument No. A980551.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORT-
GAGE: Assigned to: Bayview Loan
Servicing, LLC. Dated September
22, 2006, Recorded October 6,
2006, as Document No. A1028400.
And thereafter assigned to: M&T
Bank. Dated March 11, 2013,
Recorded March 21, 2013, as Docu-
ment No. A1231718.
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mort-
gage Electronic Registration Sys-
tems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENT'S
MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER ON MORTGAGE:
100053905090018163
LENDER OR BROKER AND
MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR
STATED ON MORTGAGE: Allied
Home Mortgage Capital Corporation
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE
SERVICER: Bayview Loan Servic-
ing, LLC
MORTGAGED PROPERTY AD-
DRESS: 38 Maple Avenue South,
Maple Lake, MN 55358
TAX PARCEL I.D. #:
110.010.003070
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY: LOT 7, BLOCK 3,
ORIGINAL TOWNSITE OF MAPLE
LAKE, ACCORDING TO THE
RECORDED PLAT THEREOF,
WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA,
LYING TOGETHER WITH THAT
PART OF VACATED 1ST STREET
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7;
THENCE ON AN ASSUMED BEAR-
ING OF SOUTH 00 DEGREES 29
MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE SOUTHERLY EXTEN-
SION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID
LOT 7, A DISTANCE OF 22.61
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85 DE-
GREES 09 MINUTES 08 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 82.46 FEET
TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF
SAID 1ST STREET; THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY, ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY LINE, TO THE INTER-
SECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY
EXTENSION OF THE WEST LINE
OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE
NORTHERLY ALONG SAID EXTEN-
SION, A DISTANCE OF 61.92 FEET
TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE SOUTH-
EASTERLY, ALONG THE
SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 7,
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA
COUNTY IN WHICH PROP-
ERTY IS LOCATED: Wright
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
OF MORTGAGE: $102,400.00
AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED
TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NO-
TICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY,
PAID BY MORTGAGEE:
$116,973.05
That prior to the commencement
of this mortgage foreclosure pro-
ceeding, 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 fol-
lows:
DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April
29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Of-
fice, Wright County Law Enforce-
ment 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, includ-
ing attorneys' fees allowed by law
subject to redemption within six (6)
months from the date of said sale by
the mortgagor(s), their personal rep-
resentatives or assigns unless re-
duced 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 before which
the mortgagor(s) must vacate the
property if the mortgage is not rein-
stated under section 580.30 or the
property is not redeemed under sec-
tion 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October
29, 2014 unless that date falls on a
weekend or legal holiday, in which
case it is the next weekday, and un-
less the redemption period is re-
duced 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 MORT-
GAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVES 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 RESIDEN-
TIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN
FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY
USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRO-
DUCTION, AND ARE ABAN-
DONED."
Dated: February 18, 2014
M&T Bank
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
37 - 14-001451 FC
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION
FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
Document version 1.1 December 11,
2013
(23-28c)
LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING
SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by
the Silver Creek Township Board of
Supervisors that the Annual Meeting
will be held on March 11, 2014 at 7
p.m. at the Silver Creek Township
Hall, 3827 134th St. N.W. Monticello,
MN 55362.
The regular Planning and Zoning
meeting date will be moved to March
13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Nancy Betzler
Clerk Silver Creek Township
(22-23c)
MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Notice is hereby given to the
qualified voters of Maple Lake Town-
ship, County of Wright, State of Min-
nesota, that the annual election of
Town officers, in the precincts of 1A
and 1B, and annual Town meeting
will be held on Tuesday, March 11,
2014.
In case of inclement weather, the
meeting and election will be post-
poned until the third Tuesday of
March.
The election poll hours will be
open from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.
at which time the voters will elect:
One supervisor for the term of 3
years
The annual meeting will com-
mence at 8:00 P.M. to conduct all the
necessary business prescribed by
law.
The annual election and meeting
will be held at the following location:
Maple Lake Township Hall, 6298
Bishop Avenue N.W. and County
Road 37.
Dick Hogan, Clerk
Maple Lake Township
NOTICE OF
DISSOLUTION OF
LEADING EDGE
CARPENTRY, LLC
Name of the corporation that is
dissolving: Leading Edge Carpen-
try, LLC
Date of filing Notice of Intent to
Dissolve with the Minnesota Sec-
retary of State: February 28, 2014
Address to which claims
against the corporation must be
presented: 310 8th St. NW, Maple
Lake, MN 55358
Date by which claims must be
received: June 3, 2014
(23-26c)
LEGAL NOTICE
ALBION TOWNSHIP
The Town of Albion will conduct a
public accuracy test of its marking
equipment at the Albion Town Hall on
March 7th, 2014, starting at 6:30
p.m.
Debbie Uecker
Albion Township Clerk
When you buckle the harness,
it is snug enough when extra ma-
terial cannot be pinched at the
shoulder. And be sure the chest
clip is at armpit level.
There are inspections sites
around the state where you can
have you child's car seat checked
to ensure it is proper and safe.
Wright County provides this
service at the Human Services
Commercial Drive location. To
make an appointment call 763-
682-7717. Let's do all we can to
keep our children safe when
they're our precious little passen-
gers.
Christine Husom,
Safe Communities of Wright
County Board Member
On Friday, Im scheduled to
take a tour of the MNDOT road
testing and research facility in
Albertville to get an update of
the latest road surface research
results.
As always, you can contact
me by e-mail at Rep.Marion.
ONeil@House.MN or contact
my office at 651-296-5063. You
can also write a letter to me. My
office address at the Capitol is
229 State Office Building, 100
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155.
Sincerely,
Marion
Those wanting to donate to
the silent auction can call
Parchem at 763-682-5660 or
drop off the item or cash to pur-
chase items at Star Bank.
In addition to the silent auc-
tion, the event will include two
other fundraisers.
Were going to do a card
game where everyone buys a
half of a card and takes half the
pot, Parchem said. Well have
two decks of cards. You buy one
for $5 and the other one goes
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going to sell green beads for
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while also supporting the Maple
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Its a community event for
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brate with us, Parchem said.
Everyone is welcome. This
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March 5, 2014
Marge Monson
continued from page 1
Pencil Pride
continued from page 8
Not that its all True Confes-
sions, either, she added.
You get to know all the fami-
lies without ever meeting them in
person, Monson said. And you
get to hear all the old sayings, like
What goes around comes
around. I was 35 years old, I had
never heard any of these sayings,
and now I say these things myself
all the time. And recipes, so many
recipes. And people would bring
me food cookies, stew, all kinds
of things. I have more moms and
grandmoms than anybody.
Working at Maple Manor,
Monson found from the beginning
that she loves working with sea-
soned citizens.
I learn so much from elderly
people, she said. Some of the
older ones talked about the De-
pression, and that was always so
interesting.
She has lovingly seen a few of
her clients to the grave, using her
expertise to gently groom them for
a final appearance. Decades have
mounted up and the wheel has
turned to the point where one of
her current clients is the grand-
daughter of a former one.
Next chapter
Originally from Luxemburg in
Central Minnesota, Monson grad-
uated from St. Cloud Beauty Col-
lege in 1965 and has been a
hairdresser for 49 years. Her first
job was at Jackie Annes in Crys-
tal, where she worked for about six
years before acquiring her man-
agers license and becoming the
manager/operator at Casual Curl
on Lowry and Penn in Minneapo-
lis. She married her husband,
Barry, in 1968, and eventually the
two moved away from the Twin
Cities, settling in Maple Lake,
where they raised three children, all graduates of Maple Lake High
School.
When my youngest was five,
she said, the Manor came into my
life. And it has been a wonderful
place to work. I thought I would
stay here until I died. Its going to
be very hard for me to close that
door.
Shed like to thank the Manors
Board of Directors, she said, for
giving me the chance to experi-
ence this. I want the Board of Di-
rectors to know how much I
appreciate being at the Manor, and
I want to thank them for having the
beauty shop.
Most of all, she said, I want to
thank my dear friend, Cathy Elfs-
trand, for always being there for
me. It was a wonderful run.
Maple Manors beauty shop
will go on. Marge, who has also
waitressed part-time at Perkins for
the past 18 years, will continue
with that work, which doesnt af-
fect her hands as acutely as hair-
styling.
I plan to stay active, she said.
I have a big garden. I love people,
and I cant just stay home.
A trip to Texas to visit the
grandchildren is in her near future,
and she looks forward to more fre-
quent connections with a son and
daughter-in-law in Wisconsin and
a daughter in Rochester, as well.
While they can still pin her down,
her colleagues have planned a
March 6 retirement party. Invitees
include, she says, all the people
whose hair I did, whether it was
one time or a hundred times.
As she contemplates her lifes
next chapter, Marge said, Its a
new beginning. All good things
must come to an end, and I am ex-
cited about having more time with
my kids and grandkids.
Marge Monson and Maple Manor manager Cathy Elfstrand
began forming a longstanding friendship when they opened
the beauty shop 32 years ago. (Photo by Katie Friedman)
Charlie Nelson I went
camp.ing this summer. It was
fun because we did fun stuff. We
went hiking and swimming.
Charlee Wurm Sleep
Walking One night we went to
the Dairy Queen. I brought a
blanket. When I got home I was
asleep. In the morning I knew I
was sleep walking because my
blanket was not there. When my
dad got home he said Your
blanket was lying on the garage
steps. I found it when I went to
work. I said Thanks you for
finding it. I was looking for it. I
love you dad!
Nathan Zander My dog died
and I was the saddest. I was not
happy that my dog died. Then I
started playing with the neigh-
bors dog. Whenever we played
football the dog would try to
tackle us.
Dane Woolridge I went
swimming at the Monticello
Community Center. It was fun. I
had fun going down the water
slide. One girl went down the
slide when she wasnt supposed
to. She was only 3 years old and
when she went down the slide a
life guard had to jump in the
water because the girl was
drowning. He dove into the
water and saved her.
Alice Ketchum One day I
went fishing on our boat. It is a
motor boat and me, my dad, and
PJ went. PJ was driving the boat
when all of a sudden, Crash! We
ran into a rock. This is how it
happened. It was quiet then there
was a splash! PJ saw a fish
splash into the water. PJ was
paying attention to the fish and
then it happened. We ran into the
rock. I was terrified. I screamed
and my dad said Now we are
stuck out here because the bat-
tery is dead. My dad looked at
PJ and PJ said, Hey its not my
fault that a giant fish jumped
into our boat. PJ was mad about
that.
Makenna Wetch Once I was
playing volley ball with my
aunt. The volley ball went into
the garden so I went and got the
volley ball. Angie and I were
playing volleyball at my
Grandma and Grandpas. We
played volleyball in the grass for
a long time. I hit the volleyball
too high and it went over a
house. When the owner heard
the volleyball land she came out.
Joanna Hall Hi, My name is
Joanna Hall. A Vet and I fix
thousands of animals. I also get
to discover how animals are, and
find different animals to help. I
think animals are cool and awe-
some!
Ty Mills I want to have my
birthday at Space Aliens. I want
to get 1000 tickets and get a
bear. I want it to be a Robot
Bear.
Erika Hannan One day Joe
and dad and I went fishing and
suddenly something tugged on
my pole. Then I reeled my fish
in the line went snap. It came
right at me and I cut my fingers.
When looked up my dad had it
in the net and we went home.
The end.
Kurt Raymond Its a nice
and sunny day here in the Maple
Lake stadium. It is 75 degrees
and were in the 4th quarter with
one minute left on the clock.
Nathan Zander throws a yard
bomb. A one-hand catch by
Kurt Raymond. It s a Touch
down! Field Goal by Cole
LaFave. Final 27 to 24. We win!
The end
Sudoku
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Maple Lakes 37th Annual...
St. Patricks
DayFestival
Saturday, March 15
Irish Pre-Party
Saturday, March 8
ML American Legion
Social: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Ventriloquist: 7:30 p.m.
Program: 8:30 p.m.
Silent Auction Ventriloquist Comedy Show
Everyone is Welcome!
Tickets: $30/person or $32 at the door.
Irish Scamper
Saturday, March 15
at 11 a.m.
Registration is at 9 a.m. at
the Maple Lake High School
raceberryjam.com
Maple Lake Lions Irish Mulligan Stew before and
after the parade at the American Legion
The Costume Shoppe: St. Patricks Day Merchandise
The V by HH: Corned beef and Cabbage, Irish
Burger, Leprechaun Legs
Irish Blessings Coffeehouse: Nutty Irishman or
Irishwoman lattes, corned beef and potatoes
Maple Lake Fire Department: Hamburger & Hot Dog
Baskets during the dance at the American Legion
Craft Sale
Saturday, March 15
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located at the
Maple Lake Elementary
School
Grande Day
PARADE
Saturday, March 15
at 1:30 p.m.
Line-up at 12:30 p.m.
For more info. call
Irene: 612-270-8586 or
Deb: 320-980-3144
Coronation
of Maple Lake
Ambassadors
Saturday, March 15
Following the Parade!
Located at the Maple Lake High
School Gym: 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Maple Lake
Chamber of Commerce
Festival Sponsored by: Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce, Maple Lake Lions Club
American Legion Post 131, Maple Lake Messenger, Maple Lake Recovery Center, Rhino, Thomes Insurance Group, Dennis L.Quinlan D.D.S., Dingmann Funeral Care, Irish Blessings Coffeehouse & Vintage
Market, Maple Lake Lumber Co., Schlenner Wenner & Co., Star Bank, Rogers BP-Amoco, The V by HH, Jewel Cabinet Refacing, Kramer Sales & Service, Cub Foods & The Marketplace, Madigans Pub & Grill.