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*American Legion

meeting is Sept. 19
*MLHS 1968
Reunion is Sept. 21
*Homecoming
begins Sept. 23
State Patrol asks
for publics help
in search for hit-
and-run driver
ST. PAUL, Minn. The
Minnesota State Patrol is ask-
ing for the publics help in lo-
cating the vehicle involved in
a fatal hit-an-run crash Aug.
24 on Highway 71 north of
Sauk Centre, which claimed
the life of former Annandale
resident Eric Raisanen.
The crash occurred when
Raisanen fell off a north-
bound motorcycle on High-
way 71 near the entrance to
the Grey Stone Golf Course.
A northbound motorist struck
Raisanen and proceeded
without stopping the vehicle.
The suspected vehicle
likely sustained damage to the
front bumper area, according
to the State Patrol.
Anyone with information
about the suspected vehicle or
any other information is
asked to contact the State Pa-
trols St. Cloud District Office
at (320) 223-6666.
Semi rollover
injures one,
closes I-94
A semi rollover injured
one driver and closed the
eastbound lane of Interstate
94 between Minnesota High-
way 24 and Wright County
Road 8 on Monday morning.
Ronald Steen, 47, of Nor-
wood, was eastbound on I-94
and swerved to miss a dog,
causing the 2003 Interna-
tional he was driving to roll
into the center median near
the Hasty exit.
Steen was transported to
North Memorial Hospital in
Robbinsdale with serious in-
juries. He was wearing his
seatbelt at the time of the ac-
cident, according to the Min-
nesota State Patrol.
The accident occurred at 6
a.m. and the eastbound lane
of 1-94 remained closed until
12:20 p.m.
A Sunday fundraiser is aim-
ing to raise funds for the fam-
ily of a five-month old girl
who passed away from a rare
disease in August.
The fundraiser, from noon
to midnight, will feature the
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago
Bears game, drink specials,
bowling, a bake sale, a dj,
silent auction and outside
games at Maple Lake Bowl.
All proceeds from the bowl-
ing, bake sale and auction will
be donated to the family of
Sophia Aurora Velasquez.
She was born Feb. 22 with
biliary atresia, a rare liver dis-
ease. Treatment was not suc-
cessful, leaving a transplant as
the only option. On Aug. 7, she
received a portion of her fa-
thers liver. When that trans-
plant failed, she was
immediately prepped to re-
ceive a transplant from her
mother. Unfortunately, her
fragile body was not strong
enough to withstand the second
surgery.
News Briefs...
Drought 2.0?
by Gabe Licht
Editor
Its dry. What else do you
want to know?
Thats how University of
Minnesota Extension Crops Ed-
ucator Dave Nicholi begins crop
conversations lately. Mondays
United States Department of
Agriculture Crops and Weather
Report adds context to those
conversations.
by Gabe Licht
Editor
Maple Lake Elementary was
named a reward school for plac-
ing in the top 15 percent of Min-
nesota schools receiving Title I
funding a year ago. School staff
is hoping to repeat that feat
based on recent Minnesota Com-
prehensive Assessment results.
Every elementary grade ex-
ceeded the state averages on the
math, reading and science as-
sessments. While some high
school scores came in below the
state average, District 881 as a
whole averaged higher than the
state in all categories.
Im feeling really good and
am very proud, MLE Principal
Kris Harlan said. Our teachers
start in September getting stu-
dents ready. Teachers know what
needs to be taught before testing
time. They practice from day 1
in September.
District-wide, 71.1 percent of
students met or exceeded expec-
tations on the math assessment,
compared to 74.1 percent a year
ago.
Of the seven grades that were
tested, only seventh- and eighth-
grade scores came in below the
state average, at 52.6 percent and
58.3 percent proficiency, respec-
tively, compared to 56 percent
and 58.9 percent.
For the most part, we are
above state averages, with the
exception of a few hiccups, said
Maple Lake High School Princi-
pal Dave Hansen, who also
serves as the district assessment
coordinator. We need to look at
the state tests. Were doing a
good job, but need to re-examine
it a bit.
Students in fifth, eighth and
11th grades take the science as-
sessment and the fifth graders
led the way in the district for the
second year in a row, with 78
percent proficiency, a near 10
percent jump from 2012, and
more than 18 percent better than
the state average.
Test scores
continued on page 7
Drought
continued on page 12
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Passing the test
District 881 beats state MCA averages
CSAH 7 to close
for culvert
replacement
The Wright County High-
way Department would like
to inform the public of a four-
day road closing.
County State Aid High-
way 7, in Clearwater Town-
ship, 3,000 feet north of
Wright County Road 104 one
mile southeast of Clearwater,
will be closed to through traf-
fic Monday through Thurs-
day for the replacement of a
deteriorated centerline culvert
under the highway. A detour
will not be posted. Please use
alternate routes.
The closing will begin
shortly after 6 a.m. Monday
and end at 4:30 p.m. Thurs-
day.
The Wright County High-
way Department asks for
drivers cooperation in this
matter to ensure the safety of
both the traveling public and
maintenance crews. Anyone
with questions should call
763-682-7383 between 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Sophias fundraiser is Saturday
Connie and Pat Lahr hosted
the Haiti Mini-Market on Sun-
day. The market featuring
fresh produce, sauerkraut,
horeradish and a pork sand-
wich meal raised nearly
$2,000 for Gardening World
Wide. GWW sponsors three
Haitian garden leaders at
$3,000 per year each. The
weather was a bit against
us,; however, spirits were
high with the visitors who
came by, Connie Lahr said.
We are thankful for all who
shared their gifts of vegeta-
bles, fruits and baked goods;
meat and buns for the lunch;
and music to enjoy. Pic-
tured above, Ann Dahl, of
Annandale, weighs vegeta-
bles for Laura Bihl, of Clear-
water, Mary McBrady, of
Maple Lake, and Sharon and
Jim Quast, of Buffalo.
(Photos by Gabe Licht)
Sunday marked the 27th Pork Chop Dinner Fly-In and Drive
in at the Maple Lake Airport, sponsored by Chapter 878 of
the Experimental Aircraft Association. The chapter served
more than 500 pork chops and some hot dogs, which is on
par with previous years. But, the weather conspired to keep
the number of aircraft in attendance down, though there cer-
tainly were some interesting airplanes that visited, Secre-
tary Wayne Flury said. Among the interesting planes were a
U.S. Navy N3N-3, which was nicknamed the Yellow Peril,
and a U.S. Army L-4J. Flury was pleased with the commu-
nitys attendance. We had excellent community support
with the drive-in traffic. Several crowd members continued
to peruse the airplanes even during a light rain in the after-
noon. (Photos by Gabe Licht)
Flyin in despite gray skies
Viewpoint
Maple Lake Messenger Page 2
September 11, 2013
The thunder and lightning Monday morning as I headed out for a
cup of coffee was enough of a reminder to put on a rain jacket. Unfor-
tunately for this area, there was only a brief sprinkle which wasnt
enough to settle the dust. This part of Wright County remains dry, but
there was a slight prospect of rain for Monday night which wont make
it into this column because it is composed early on Monday. . . I
still havent been out on the lakes, but hopefully, that will change this
week. On the way back from St. Cloud last Thursday a red fox was
out in a hay field by the George Ludenia farm, apparently looking for
a meal, probably a field mouse or two. It looked healthy so I ruled out
the possible rabies threat. On Saturday morning I was greeted with the
sound of shotgun blasts and then realized it was from the early Youth
Waterfowl Hunt which the DNR has implemented to encourage todays
youth to get into hunting. Judging from the number of shots, Id say
the program is working.
* * *
I had the opportunity to visit Sunday with Jim Baker, a friend of
Mike Muller, who lives in Manitoba and was in Minnesota for the Hay
Days event near Cambridge. I got acquainted with him when Muller
and I were enroute on a fishing trip in the Northwest Territories a while
back. He guided us fishing Northerns and Walleyes on the Warpath
River which is connected to Lake Manitoba where we all had a great
day of fishing. Hay Days attracts thousands and thousands of people
and features row after row of vendors on the 160-acre grounds, selling
everything from ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, skis, etc. for the
outdoors person. Ive never been there, but the event includes demon-
strations and on Saturday there was a military plane fly-over to add to
the days entertainment. Baker said their area of Manitoba has had too
much rain and consequently he wasnt able to plant any small grain
last spring. He said it was so wet when he attempted to cut the weeds
on the grain fields he got stuck with his mower this summer. A friend
pulled him out and the wheel ruts immediately filled with water. The
lack of grain stubble in that area is expected to have an adverse effect
on goose and duck hunting, although Jim said he has seen several
flocks of 20-30 Canada geese migrating into the area. He would like
to see more wheat fields. I asked about ruffed grouse, a bird they refer
to as chickens. He commented there are some, but not like back in the
late 1980s when over 300 were harvested off of an old farm trail one
fall. Muller got in on that bonanza which he still has etched in his mind
as well as the exact number of chickens he came home with (85) for
two adults, he and the late Jim Segner, and four kids. That was in ad-
dition to 65 Canada geese, 40 Sharptail grouse and numerous Snow
geese. Hell be going to Manitoba later this month for their early goose
season. Baker is an interesting fellow to visit with and he has a wealth
of knowledge about Manitobas water issues which are creating prob-
lems on his property. To illustrate, he said they cut cattails on their grain
fields, but they came back again the next year. Baker commented about
their governments drainage program as part of the problem which in-
cludes funnelling water from Saskatchewan through their area. It
sounded like their government, like ours, isnt immune to making some
poor choices. Besides being a farmer and a big-game guide he main-
tains 300 miles of snowmobile trails in the winter. The trails have five
shelters which add to the comfort of those who use them.
* * *
This next paragraph probably doesnt apply to any of this columns
law-abiding readers, but in case there is an exception or two the DNR
will be having an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment
on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The auction is open to the public.
Items being offered for sale include, but are not limited to: firearms,
bows, tree stands, fishing rods and reels, tip-ups, traps, trail cameras,
spotlights, ground blinds and a hand ice auger. There are more than
200 firearms and 40 bows. In addition, there are 200 hunting and fish-
ing items including deer antlers (sold in lots), an ATV, a jet ski, snow-
mobiles and a boat/motor/trailer combination. The auction is being held
at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Avenue, Zimmerman, MN.
Brutes
Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
Question: Are motorists sup-
posed to yield for funeral proces-
sions?
Answer: Yes. Minnesota
State Statute states: When any
funeral procession identifies it-
self by using regular lights on all
cars and by keeping all cars in
close formation, the driver of
every other vehicle, except an
emergency vehicle, shall yield
the right-of-way.
Question: Can a person get a
ticket for driving too slow?
Answer: Yes. The only road-
way in Minnesota with an actual
posted minimum speed limit is
the freeway. Obviously, weather
conditions can effect that, and
the actual and potential hazards
then existing on the highway
state a driver must use due care
in operating a vehicle. Therefore,
traveling under that limit would
be legal and encouraged (snow,
ice, fog, etc).
Here is what Minnesota State
Statute says about impeding traf-
fic: No person shall drive a
motor vehicle at such a slow
speed as to impede or block the
normal and reasonable move-
ment of traffic except when re-
duced speed is necessary for safe
operation or in compliance with
law or except when the vehicle
is temporarily unable to maintain
a greater speed due to a combi-
nation of the weight of the vehi-
cle and the grade of the
highway.
So, I look at it as how a nor-
mal and reasonable person
would travel on a road. If its a
clear, sunny day and roads are in
good condition, and a motorist is
unable to maintain a safe speed,
I would have to look into the rea-
son why beyond the violation:
- Impairment (alcohol or
drugs, even prescription medica-
tions)
- General physical/health
problems
- Diabetic loss of conscious-
ness or seizures
- Vision problems
- Lack of physical driving
skills
- Lack of knowledge of traffic
laws
- Mental or emotional prob-
lems (including road rage, mem-
ory loss, etc).
- Others
If one or more of these exam-
ples was a factor, re-examination
of a driver may very well be
needed.
If you have any questions
concerning traffic related laws or
issues in Minnesota, send your
questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow
Minnesota State Patrol at 1000
Highway 10 West, Detroit
Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You
can follow him on Twitter
@MSPPIO_NW or reach him
via email at,
jesse.grabow@state.mn.us).
Readers are invited to take part in discussions of interest to the Maple Lake community. All
letters to the editor must be signed and must include the writers address and telephone num-
ber. Letters of private thanks, solicitation, petition, and those containing libelous material
will not be published. The Messenger reserves the right to edit all letters.
Letters
Dear Editor:
As a child passenger safety
technician, nothing matters
more to me more than children
riding safely on our roads
and specifically being properly
secured in the correct child
safety restraint.
National Child Passenger
Safety week runs September
1622, and it serves as a re-
minder for parents with hectic,
on-the-go schedules to stop
rushing and make sure they are
properly securing their vehicles
most important cargo their
children. This is especially im-
portant as 83 percent of child re-
straints are used incorrectly in
Minnesota.
Along with a childs progres-
sion through proper safety seat
restraints rear-facing infant
seat, forward-facing toddler
seats Minnesota law now re-
quires the use of booster seats
for children under 8 years of age
or shorter than 4 feet 9 inches
tall. Boosters lift a child up to
help a seat belt fit properly. It is
recommended that you keep a
child in a booster based on their
height, rather than their age.
I encourage every parent and
caregiver to learn how to safely
secure their loved ones in child
car seats by attending our Child
Car Seat Check-up Clinic at
Cornerstone Chevrolet Monti-
cello on September 16th from
3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Appoint-
ments can be made by calling
(763)682-7516.
Sincerely,
Jon Young
Wright County Safe
Communities Program
(763)682-7507
jon.young@co.wright.mn.us
Dear Editor,
I wrote a letter to the editor a
couple of weeks ago about an
85-year-old lady who had lost
her dentures and went dumpster
diving trying to find them with
no success.
I have the most wonderful
news to share with you. A won-
derful and extremely generous
man came forward and donated
the full amount of $1,700 to her
or anyone else that could use the
money. He wishes to remain
anonymous.
Bonnie Eastham
South Haven
Ask a Trooper:
Yielding for funeral
processions
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
Dear neighbor,
I wanted to give you an update
on whats happening with the
special session.
Shortly after the legislative
session concluded, many of my
Republican colleagues pressed
Governor Dayton to call for a
special session of the legislature
to repeal the warehousing tax.
The warehousing tax was a late
addition to the tax bill passed by
Democrats this session. Governor
Dayton responded that he sup-
ported repealing the warehousing
tax, but wants to wait until the
2014 legislative session to ad-
dress it since the tax doesnt kick
in until next April.
Governor Dayton also said he
wanted to limit the scope of the
special session to disaster relief
only for the victims of the June
storm. Then, when Governor
Dayton arrived at Farm Fest a
few weeks ago, he announced
that he supported creating a spe-
cial exemption to remove farm
equipment repair from the new
equipment repair tax as part of
the special session agenda. The
governor also claimed that he and
his staff were completely un-
aware that provision was in the
Democrats tax bill. I find that as-
sertion to be quite odd given the
fact it was made very clear on the
House floor that this tax was part
of the final tax bill.
Yet, the farm equipment repair
tax is just one of several bad tax
increases that Democrats im-
posed last session. Countless
small business owners have con-
tacted me asking that the legisla-
ture repeal all three
business-to-business taxes en-
acted by Democrat legislators
and Governor Dayton. These
taxes would affect labor costs for
repair and maintenance of equip-
ment, the purchase of telecom-
munications equipment, and a
warehousing and storage tax to
take effect in April 2014.
The call to repeal these taxes
isnt just coming from Republi-
cans. Former Democrat House
Speaker Margaret Anderson Kel-
liher called for repeal of the sales
on telecommunications equip-
ment. Instead of waiting until the
next regular legislative session in
late February to address these
taxes, we need to act now. Our
small businesses and the hard-
working people they employ sim-
ply cant wait that long.
Businesses need certainty and if
the warehouse tax goes into ef-
fect the first of April 2014, and
regular session starts February
25th, it does not give enough
time to repeal the tax and for
businesses to react. From Red
Wing to Minneapolis to Dayton,
small businesses from around our
state have stated these taxes are
putting their economic activity on
hold and talk openly about locat-
ing in another state.
Even though we have broad
bipartisan support to repeal these
damages tax increases, Governor
Dayton and Democrat legislative
leaders refused to compromise to
get the job done during special
session. House Republican
Leader Kurt Daudt offered three
opportunities for Democrats to
fix their mistakes from the 2013
session. Democrats said no at
each opportunity. Our proposal
was to fully repeal the equipment
repair tax, telecommunications
tax and the warehousing tax but
Democrats could not even com-
mit to repeal one. Instead of
doing whats right for the hard-
working taxpayers of Minnesota,
Democrats refused to compro-
mise.
The $2.1 billion in historic tax
increases enacted by Governor
Dayton and Democrat legislators
have already been too costly for
our families and small busi-
nesses. Waiting until the 2014
legislative session with no guar-
antee that any of these tax in-
creases will be repealed does
nothing to provide certainty to
our families and businesses ad-
versely affected by these taxes.
While Im happy to come to-
gether in a bipartisan way to
make sure the victims of the June
storm receive the assistance they
need, Im disappointed were
missing an opportunity to fix the
man-caused economic disaster
Democrats created last session
As always, you can still
contact me by e-mail at Rep.Mar-
ion.ONeill@House.MN or con-
tact my office at 651-296-5063. I
would gladly tour your business
and learn directly from you how
these changes will be affecting
your business.
Sincerely,
Marion
Everyone should know how
to stain a deck. I did it, so any-
one can. This was not my first
attempt at staining a deck. I have
three places that almost qualify
as decks and they all need stain.
I have ignored them for a long
time, but I have messed with
decks in homes in the past, and
am no newcomer to these proj-
ects.
First, one has to be prompted
to stain a deck, as most men love
the look of weathered wood,
which is a lot less labor-inten-
sive than any sort of staining or
painting. Wives are a tremen-
dous help in determining the
need for a stained deck. Mine
has been persistent. The need is
more apparent when visitors and
animals break off pieces as they
rot.
Check the deck's integrity.
Look for little signs of wear,
such as armies of carpenter ants,
holes where people have fallen
through, loose boards, snow and
ice damage, places chewed off
by squirrels, bullet holes, and
drink stains. We had a bunch of
people over once and the deck
fell off the house the next day, so
making sure things are solid
could be important. Fix each
fault with boards you hid away
in your garagewe all do that.
You may even need to buy a
board or two. Don't try to save
money by re-using the deck
screws you take out of damaged
boards. Most of them will be
rusty or broken.
Once you have repaired the
deck, pick out a stain. Do not be-
lieve can labels. Nothing is
going to last more than a couple
years. As for color, try for a
match. Just try. All the colors on
your house have faded, so give
up and pick something you like.
A rusty nail color could save you
a lot of trouble in the future.
Slap on some waterproofing
sealer. It's pretty cheap. Forget
what the label says. The stuff
may or may not do any good.
Use caulk wherever water
could cause damage. Take a look
at the bottom shelf in the store,
where you may find some off-
brand at two tubes for the price
of one. Ignore the instructions
about drying before painting. If
the paint brush doesn't pick it up,
it's dry enough.
Finally, apply the stain. Pick
a day when it won't rain or snow.
Forget about the future. This is
Minnesota, after all, and you
can't tell what will happen to-
morrow. Use an old brush that is
still fairly soft. Grab a dishtowel
from the kitchen to soak up mis-
takes. Open the can and stir it
with the screwdriver you used to
open the can. Have at it.
You will drip stain where it
shouldn't be. Brush it out, and
change change your mind about
where it should be. Wipe off ex-
cess with the dishtowel. Be care-
ful when wiping your nose on
the towel, so you don't stain your
nose.
When finished, throw away
the brush and the towel. Keep
leftover stain under your work-
bench. You won't ever use it
again.
Watch for entertainment
specials every week in the
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Maple Lake Messenger Page 3
September 11, 2013
On September 3, Keith Alan
Baker, 39, of Rockford was ar-
rested in Monticello Township
on a MN Department of Correc-
tions warrant for parole viola-
tion and on the charges of
second-degree DWI and fifth-
degree controlled substance vi-
olation.
On Sept. 3, Steven Paul
Stauffer, 36, of Osseo, Wis., was
arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for third-degree
DWI.
On Sept. 3, Chelsea Eliza-
beth Roley, 23, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of third-degree DWI.
On Sept. 3, Leonard Alvin
Scott, 61, of Monticello, was ar-
rested in Albertville on a Wright
County warrant for fourth-de-
gree criminal sexual conduct.
On Sept. 3, Jacob Scott
Omara, 31, of Maple Lake, was
arrested in Maple Lake on a
Wright County warrant for vio-
lation of an order for protection.
On Sept. 3, Michael Todd
Rolla, 26, of Minneapolis, was
arrested in Buffalo on a Min-
nesota Department of Correc-
tions warrant for parole
violation.
On Sept. 3, Reece Alan
Schonhardt, 21, of Buffalo, was
arrested in Buffalo on a Stearns
County warrant for fifth-degree
controlled substance violation.
On Sept. 3, Danielle Kath-
leen Schwender, 29, of Fridley,
was arrested in Scott County on
a Wright County warrant for
theft.
On Sept. 3, Sampson Kwiah
Seebo, 20, of Brooklyn Park,
was arrested in Anoka County
on a Wright County warrant for
theft.
On Sept. 3, Sharon Ann
MacRunnels, 44, of Maple
Lake, was arrested in St.
Michael on a Wright County
warrant for probation violation.
On Sept. 4, Daniel Keith
Burk, 40, of Stanton, ND, was
arrested in Albertville on a
LeSueur County warrant for dis-
turbing the peace.
On Sept. 4, Janelle Lavonne
Smith, 26, of Blaine, was ar-
rested in Anoka County on a
Wright County warrant for pro-
bation violation.
On Sept. 4, Bryant Patrick
Russell Stucky, 19, of Maple
Lake, was arrested in Maple
Lake on an apprehension and
detention order from the Min-
nesota Department of Correc-
tions.
On Sept. 5, Ronda Jean Shell
Track, 22, of Buffalo, was
charged with misdemeanor
fifth-degree assault.
On Sept. 5, Joanne Marie
Heraly, 75, of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on a
Wright County warrant for theft.
On Sept. 6, Mark Brian
Krans, 34, of St. Louis Park,
was arrested in Otsego on the
charges of disorderly conduct
and criminal damage to prop-
erty.
On Sept. 6, James Henry
Mckinney, 26, of Buffalo, was
arrested in Buffalo on the
charges of violation of an order
for protection and false informa-
tion to police.
On Sept. 6, Cindy Lou Hier,
51, of Buffalo, was charged with
2 counts of misdemeanor viola-
tion of a harassment restraining
order.
On Sept. 6, Joseph Donald
Smith, 65, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charge
of fifth-degree assault.
On Sept. 6, Ryan Neal
Strasser, 25, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Albertville on the
charge of domestic assault.
On Sept. 7, Christopher
Allen Rasset, 43, of Annandale,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of second-degree
DWI.
On Sept. 7, David Charles
Miller, 28, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charge
of third-degree DWI.
On Sept. 7, Christian Arthur
Sorenson, 34, of Clearwater,
was arrested in Clearwater on
the charges of domestic assault
by strangulation and interfer-
ence with a 911 call.
On Sept. 8, Joshua Brett But-
ler, 37, of Otsego, was arrested
in Otsego on the charges of vio-
lation of a domestic abuse no
contact order and violation of
conditions of release.
On Sept. 8, Brandon Allen
Wirgau, 27, of Annandale, was
arrested in South Haven on the
charge of fifth-degree controlled
substance violation.
On Sept. 8, Danny K Mead,
30, of Monticello, was arrested
in Monticello on the charges of
violation of domestic abuse no
contact order and flee police on
foot.
On Sept. 8, Jeremy Andrew
Forster, 35, of Annandale, was
arrested in Annandale on the
charge of criminal damage to
property.
On Sept. 9, Travis James
Dunfee, 20, of Annandale, was
arrested in Annandale on a
Wright County warrant for 3rd
degree controlled substance vi-
olation.
There were 28 property-dam-
age accidents, five personal-in-
jury accidents, no hit-and-run
accidents and three car-deer ac-
cidents.
There were four arrests for
DWI, two underage-consump-
tion arrests, no school bus stop
arm violations and 64 tickets for
miscellaneous traffic violations
reported this week.
SEPT. 9 REPORT OF THE
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF
John Holler
Correspondent
In July, the Wright County
Board of Commissioners ap-
proved staying with a county co-
ordinator as opposed to joining
most counties in the state who
have a county administrator in
charge of county personnel. At
the Sept. 3 meeting of the county
board, the commissioners ap-
proved the process of how the
coordinator will be hired.
The field of candidates has al-
ready been whittled down from
17 to six and Human Resources
Director Tamara Bigelow came
before the board to set dates to
schedule the first round of inter-
views for the candidates. The
board approved three possible
dates for the one-hour candidate
interviews to take place Tues-
day, Sept. 17, Wednesday, Sept.
18 and Friday Sept. 20. The can-
didates that move through the
first round of the process will
then be scheduled to go through
a leadership evaluation with
the consulting firm of Martin-
McAllister. Bigelow explained
what the process entails.
They measure leadership
skills, Bigelow said. There are
candidates who might be a good
fit with one, but might not be a
good fit with other counties.
The commissioners ques-
tioned the need for such an eval-
uation process, which comes
with a cost of $850 per candi-
date.
Im not sure what the value
is of that process, Commis-
sioner Charlie Borrell said. I
guess well have to wait and see
what they come up with. Leader-
ship is a quality you look for, but
a candidate may be able to say
the right things in the evaluation
process, but not be a leader when
he or she takes the job. I think
well get a pretty good handle on
what were looking for when we
do the interview process.
Although the board approved
the process, Board Chairman Pat
Sawatzke said that, if a majority
of the county board is in agree-
ment on a candidate, the Martin-
McAllister evaluations wont be
the final word on who gets hired
even if they rate a candidate
lower than the commissioners
do.
Were not going to let a
company determine who were
going to hire, Sawatzke said.
The county coordinator works
for the county board and were
the ones who will work with that
person moving forward. If we
have a candidate that we like,
that is the person were going to
hire.
The coordinator hiring
process should be completed in
October with the top candidate
being hired at that time.
In other business, the board:
* Received an update from
Sheriff Joe Hagerty concerning a
question as to whether the fed-
eral government could conduct a
free security audit of the county.
It had been pointed out that Sher-
burne County had such an audit
done, but Hagerty explained the
reason for that was because the
Sherburne County Jail is licensed
to house federal prisoners, which
required the Federal Marshal
Service to conduct a security
audit. Hagerty said the county
doesnt qualify for such an audit,
adding that the FBI doesnt do
such activities. The question of
the audit arose when the county
board approved moving the
metal detectors from the entrance
doors of the county courthouse to
the entrance to the courts area.
* Authorized signatures on a
contract with Independent Emer-
gency Services for the upgrade to
the Wright County 911 dispatch
communications system. The up-
grade involves hardware for the
dispatch system and the cost
comes out of the countys 911
surcharge collected from individ-
ual phone bills.
* Approved a 2014-15 law
enforcement contract with the
City of Clearwater. The city re-
duced the number of patrol hours
by four hours per day for the new
contract, the second city in the
county to take a reduction of pa-
trol hours, which could lead to
the elimination of one officer in
the patrol division.
* Authorized creating a petty
cash/change fund for the Human
Services Department. There are
certain transactions that take
place in the department that re-
quire a small amount of cash be
on hand for those who dont have
the exact amount of the transac-
tion. All that was requested was
having approximately $60 on
hand for such transactions.
* Approved getting quotes for
a cleanup on a lateral of Joint
County Ditch 15. The ditch,
which is shared by Wright,
McLeod and Meeker counties, is
primarily in Wright County, so
any repairs must be approved by
Wright County to get completed.
A lateral on the ditch line is in
disrepair due to tree growth and
debris that has restricted flow in
the ditch.
IntegriPrint recertified as Womens Business Enterprise
Business Brief
I n t e -
g r i P r i n t ,
Inc., a busi-
ness spe-
cializing in
digital print
and market-
ing serv-
i c e s ,
received na-
tional re-cer-
tification as a Womens
Business Enterprise by the
Womens Business Develop-
ment Center, a regional certify-
ing partner of the Womens
Business Enterprise National
Council.
WBENCs national standard
of certification implemented by
the WBDC is a meticulous
process including an in-depth
review of the business and site
inspection. The certification
process is designed to confirm
the business is at least 51%
owned, operated and controlled
by a woman or women.
By including women-owned
businesses among their ven-
dors, corporations, and govern-
ment agencies demonstrate
their commitment to fostering
diversity and the continued de-
velopment of their supplier-and
vendor-diversity programs.
IntegriPrint specializes in
digital print and marketing
services. Their team, which
happens to be 100 percent
women, affectionately known
as Jackies Angels, perform
miracles to get customers what
they want when they want it.
Jackie Wurm, of Maple Lake,
started the business in October
1994 as a copy and secretarial
service. As technology and cus-
tomer needs have changed over
the last 19 years, so has the
business. IntegriPrint partners
with businesses and organiza-
tions to help them achieve ex-
traordinary success with their
print and marketing efforts.
To learn more about Inte-
griPrint, Inc., visit www.inte-
griprint.com.
WBENC is the nations
largest third party certifier of
businesses owned and operated
by women in the United States.
WBENC is a resource for the
more than 700 US companies
and government agencies that
rely on WBENCs certification
as an integral part of their sup-
plier diversity programs.
Jackie Wurm
County begins coordinator hiring process
Sheriffs Office issues Level 3 sex offender notices
The Wright County Sheriffs
Office has issued two Level 3 sex
offender notices.
Dagan Michael Lasart, 31,
and Duane Lloyd Swanson, 43,
will be temporarily staying on
the 2900 block of Wright County
Road 37 in Monticello Township.
Lasart engaged in sexual con-
tact, including fondling, with an
adult female while concealing his
identity and entering the victims
r e s i d e n c e
without per-
mission. He
gained com-
p l i a n c e
through the
use of force
and a
weapon. He
was not
known to his
victim. The sheriffs office issued
the notice because Lasart was re-
leased and changed his address
on Sept. 3.
Swonson has a history of sex-
ual contact, including fondling,
with male victims from the ages
of 12 to 14. He was known to one
victim, but his relationship to the
other victim
was unclear.
He was
released and
moved to
Monticello
Township on
Aug. 29.
The sher-
iffs office is
releasing this
information pursuant to Min-
nesota Statutes 244.052, which
authorizes law enforcement
agencies to inform the public of
a sexual or predatory offenders
release from prison or a secure
treatment facility when the sher-
iffs office believes the release of
information will enhance public
safety and protection.
These individuals have been
convicted of criminal sexual con-
duct or another offense that re-
quires registration with law
enforcement, pursuant to Min-
nesota Statutes 243.166 or
243.167.
These offenders have served
their sentences and are not
wanted by the police. This noti-
fication is not intended to in-
crease fear in the community.
Law enforcement believes an in-
formed public is a safer public.
For more information, visit
www.doc.state.mn.us and click
Level Three Predatory Offender
Locator.
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Dept. and Ambulance Service re-
sponded to the following emer-
gencies during the past week:
Sept. 8, 10:39 a.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital ER.
Sept. 5, 10:41 a.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital ER.
Sept. 5, 7:40 p.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Sept. 4, 3:02 p.m. Medical.
Patient transported by Allina
Ambulance.
Sept. 4, :42 a.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
There were no fire emer-
gency calls during the same
time period.
Maple Lake Fire
Department
Report
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14974 Pondview Drive
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-5727 or 800-840-9211
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Sunday, September 15 1 p.m.
Black & White Restaurant Little Falls
Sunday, September 15 4 p.m.
Country Inn & Suites St. Cloud
(Hwy 10/East Side)
Sunday, September 15 7 p.m.
Hillcrest Family Restaurant Albany
Monday, September 16 10 a.m.
Hutchinson Event Center Hutchinson
(Hwy 7 & 15)
Monday, September 16 2 p.m.
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September 11, 2013
Programs & Events
Lynch-Miller to wed Saturday
Rick and Lorie Lynch, of
Maple Lake, announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, April
Lynch, to Roy Miller, son of
Mark and Deb Miller, of Annan-
dale.
April is a 2005 graduate of
Maple Lake High School and a
2009 graduate of St. Cloud State
University, where she studied so-
cial work. She is currently em-
ployed at Stearns County Human
Services.
Roy is a 2004 graduate of An-
nandale High School and a 2006
graduate of Minnesota State
Community and Technical Col-
lege-Wadena, where he studied
telecommunications. He cur-
rently farms in Maple Lake.
The wedding will be Saturday
at St. Timothy's Catholic Church
in Maple Lake.
Jewett-Tazelaar to wed Saturday
Larry and Sheila Jewett and
Jean Tazelaar are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage
of their children, Abby Rae
Jewett to Darren L. Tazelaar, on
Saturday at Holy Cross
Lutheran Church.
Abby is a graduate of Maple
Lake High School. She at-
tended college at Crown Col-
lege and Southwest Minnesota
State University. She is em-
ployed at Kwik Trip in Buffalo
and Bernatello's in Maple Lake.
Darren Tazelaar is a graduate
of Buffalo High School and is
employed at Bernatello's in
Maple Lake. The couple will re-
side in Buffalo.
Meetings
Fall Fashion brunch is Thursday
"Fall Fashion's in the Air!" That's the theme for a great brunch you
won't want to miss at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Reichel's Event Center, An-
nandale. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal and style show put on by
A Wreath of Franklin, of Buffalo. To wrap up the morning, speaker
Dorothy Ruppert, of Winona, will speak about "A Better Plan" as she
unfolds how many of her plans were shattered as she raised an adopted
daughter with mental illness. Make reservations by calling Sheree be-
fore 8 p.m. at 320-963-6625, Dawn at 612-723-3905, or email
lilred.schramm@gmail.com. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft
Ministries.
Bikers rev up for breast cancer fight on Saturday
The 4th annual Breast Damn Motorcycle Run is Saturday, September
14. The event supports Treasured Chests, a local nonprofit organization,
and its efforts to make a difference in the lives of people affected by
breast cancer. Bikers will roll out of Medina Entertainment Center at
1:00 p.m. with stops at Tootsies in Annandale, and the Red Lodge Grille
in Waverly, before the scenic 106-mile ride wraps up at Lord Fletchers
overlooking Lake Minnetonka. Residents and business owners along the
route are invited to get involved by hanging up bras and decorating their
homes, barns and businesses. They are encouraged to step out and wave
at the riders thundering by in support of those who are currently fighting
breast cancer, to celebrate with those who beat it, and to honor loved
ones who lost their battles.
Register at www.treasuredchests.org/Events.html or on the day of the
event at Medina Entertainment Center (500 Highway 55, Medina), start-
ing at 10:30 a.m.
Firearms safety classes to begin Monday
Firearms safety classes will be at the American Legion on Monday,
Sept. 16; Tuesday, Sept. 17; Monday, Sept. 23; and Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The classes begin at 6:30 p.m., however, participants should show up
early the first night for registration. Field day is scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 28. Participants are required to attend every class for certification.
The classes are sponsored by American Legion and Hasty-Silver Creek
Sportsmans Club. To pre-register, call Tom Hudek at 763-226-9951.
Class size is limited.
CentraCare F.A.S.T. class will be Sept. 19
Act F.A.S.T. to create a recipe for a healthy heart and brain by learning
the signs of heart disease and stroke, such as chest pain, weakness and
shortness of breath during a free class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Cen-
traCare Health Plaza Windfeldt room. F.A.S.T stands for the first signs
of stroke including: Facial weakness, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty
and Time loss is brain loss. Sponsored by St. Cloud Hospital Women &
Childrens Center and St. Cloud Hospital Stroke Center. Pre-registration
required at centracare.com. Register early; seating is limited. For more
information, call (320) 656-7021.
American Legion Auxiliary meeting Sept. 19
American Legion Auxiliary members will have their first meeting for
2013-2014 on Thursday, Sept. 19. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by a potluck dinner and the meeting at 7 p.m. Bring a guest and
new ideas for things to be involved in or do this year.
Kick it for Elli tournament will be Sept. 21
Kick it for Elli, an all-day kickball tournament, is planned for Sept.
21 at St. Michael Recreation Center. The tournament is to raise funds for
Elli Hofmeister, a 15-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with Juvenile
Huntington's Disease, a rare, degenerative brain disorder that results in
a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control. To participate, call
Carrie at 763-497-5064 or email teamallforelli@gmail.com. To donate,
call Kathy Jo at 763-497-4565. Visit www.caringbridge.com/visit/elli-
hofmeister for more information.
MLHS Class of 1968 Reunion is Sept. 21
The Maple Lake High School class of 1968 will be having its 45 year
reunion on Saturday, September 21. If you have questions, please call
Carl Bruns at 763-478-1668.
Church of St. Timothy Fall Festival is Sept. 22
The annual day of fellowship and fundraising will be Sunday, Sep-
tember 22, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the parish school-grounds,
241 Star Street East, Maple Lake. Fall Festival activities include a
chicken buffet dinner, children's games, $4000 in cash prizes, bingo,
silent auction, horse & buggy rides, live music by Stan's Country Dutch-
men's Band, bean bag tournament, pull tabs, cake walk, burgers and
beer garden (with the Vikings' game on TV), snacks & sweets stands,
children's pedal tractor pull, meat raffle, country store, baskets of
chance, and fun for the whole family.
Call 763-286-4885 to pre-register to compete in the Bean Bag Tour-
nament.
St. Cloud area job fair to be held on Sept. 24
The St. Cloud area job fair will be held at Rivers Edge Convention
Center on Tuesday, September 24, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. The job fair is
free to the public and offers an excellent opportunity for numerous em-
ployers and job seekers to meet at one location.
Applicants are encouraed to bring copies of their resume and dress as
if they were going to an interview. If you would like more information,
please call a WorkForce Center/Job Service rep at 320-308-2929.
WCHS Coffee Chat is Tuesday, Sept. 24
Join the Wright County Historical Society on Tuesday, September 24,
from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Wright County Heritage Center, Activity
Room (2001 Hwy. 25 N, Buffalo). Light refreshments will be served.
Feel free to bring your favorite recipes, stories, pictures and samples of
your canning if you are willing to share. Everyone is invited to attend,
and admission to the galleries, library and Coffee Chat is free.
For more information on this or any of the events, programs and pre-
sentations by the Wright County Historical Society, call Sally Stevens,
Business Manager, at 763-682-7323, visit www.wrighthistory.org or
check out their Facebook page for updates.
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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, Sept. 16
Roast Beef w/Horseradish,
Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy,
Broccoli Normandy, Dinner
Roll, Cantaloupe
TUESDAY, Sept. 17
Chicken ala King, Baking
Powder Biscuit, Peas & Car-
rots, Orange Wedges, Apple-
sauce Gelatin
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18
Hamburger-Tomato Casse-
role, Creamed Corn, Lettuce
Salad, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie
THURSDAY, Sept. 19
Specials of the Day
FRIDAY, Sept. 20
Baked Ham, Sweet Potatoes,
Sliced Pears, Wheat Bread,
Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Senior Dining menu Sept. 16-20
New college scholarships were
offered to Minnesota students
through ACHIEVE which was
part of a #3.16 billion state funding
infusion to higher education, tech-
nology infrastructure and related
programs. ... Ribbon-cutting cere-
monies took place to welcome
third graders to their new class-
rooms within the expanded south
wing. ... The Maple Lake March-
ing Irish celebrated a successful
summer after earning three first-
place trophies, three second-place
trophies and a Blue Man Group
picture. ... And thats the way it
was five years ago this week.
New Designs Hairstyling ex-
panded after relocating to the
northeast corner of Birch and First.
... The Maple Lake Baptist Church
went with a western theme for
their Vacation Bible School event.
The western event attracted a total
of 60 students. ... A group of St.
Tims teens traveled to Juarez,
Mexico to serve the less fortunate
people for 10 days during the sum-
mer. ... And thats the way it was
fifteen years ago this week.
The Maple Lake Clinic opened
for business in the north half of the
former Manuels Department
Store. ... Wright County made final
plans to build a compost plant on
a 20-acre site within Monticello
Township east of Yonaks Landfill.
... The Wright County FFA chapter
officers attended a leadership
camp at Northern Pines Methodist
Assembly Grounds near Park
Rapids, Minnesota. ... And thats
the way it was twenty-five years
ago this week.
Former Twins first baseman,
Vic Powers, visited Maple Lake to
stimulate the grand opening of
Dircks Bros. new supermarket. ...
The Minnesota-Wisconsin Truck
Lines, Inc., of St. Paul assumed
ownership of the Lake Region
Motor Transport of Maple Lake. ...
The details of the deer seasons
were released by the Conservation
Departments game and fish divi-
sion. The season was set to start for
all zones on November 9. ... And
thats the way it was fifty years
ago this week.
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van.
For WOW van sites, appointments
or questions, call Rosemary at
682-7717 or toll free, 1-800-362-
3667, Ext. 7717.
Wellness on Wheels Services
include: Adult and Child Immu-
nizations; Health Screening:
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Choles-
terol (by appointment), Pregnancy,
Health and Wellness; Child Car
Seat Check (by appointment); In-
formation about: Healthy Lifestyle
- Exercise, Nutrition, Recommen-
dations for Routine Medical Care,
Safety - Individual, Home, Car
Seat, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Par-
enting, Child Health, Growth &
Development, Reproductive
Health & Family Planning, Infec-
tious Diseases, Chronic Illness,
Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors,
such as Smoking, Drug and Alco-
hol Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Informa-
tion and Assistance in Accessing
Resources.
For appointments or questions,
call 763-682-7717, or toll-free at
1-800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For
immunizations, bring past immu-
nization records to the van, if
available. * Van hours are Monday
through Thursday are from 2 p.m.
to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, Sept. 12: Annan-
dale, The Marketplace
Monday, Sept. 16: Monticello,
Cornerstone Chev
Tuesday, Sept. 17: Montrose,
Clark Station
Wednesday, Sept. 18: St.
Michael, The Marketplace
Thursday, Sept. 19: Cokato,
The Marketplace
Saturday, Sept. 21: Buffalo
Community Expo-Civic Center
Monday, Sept. 23: Otsego,
Rockwoods Grill
Tuesday, Sept. 24: Maple
Lake, Rogers BP Amoco
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
http://www.co.wright.mn.us/de-
partment/humanservices/wow
WOW
Wellness on Wheels
Sept. 12: AA & Al-Anon,
7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Sept. 14: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buf-
falo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
Sept. 16: S.A.M. quilting
group, 7 a.m., St. Timothys
Church basement.
Sept. 16: Multiple Sclerosis
support group, noon-1:30 p.m.,
Buffalo United Methodist
Church. Cathy, 320-274-8408 or
Mary Jo, 612-353-1460.
Sept. 16: Al-Anon and
Mens 12 Step Group, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Sept. 17: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United
Methodist Church of Annandale,
250 Oak Ave. N.; 320-274-3380.
Sept. 17: Gamblers Anony-
mous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo
Evangelical Free Church, 2051
50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 &
113.
Sept. 17: Celebrate Recov-
ery (non-denominational
Christian-based recovery pro-
gram), 7 p.m., Monticello
Covenant Church; 763-295-
2112.
Sept. 18: Maple Lake V.F.W.
7664 Post & Auxiliary, 7 p.m.,
at The V by HH. New members
always welcome.
Sept. 18: Narcotics Anony-
mous, 5 p.m., Bethlehem United
Church of Christ, 400 E. County
Rd. 37, Maple Lake.
Patrick OSullivan, Maple Lake Beef Supreme Champion
Breeding Heifer Champion Shorthorn Heifer (pictured
from left to right: Michael OSullivan, Frank Sullivan,
William OSullivan, Joseph OSullivan, Mary Sullivan,
Matthew OSullivan, Mary Grace OSullivan, Beef Judge,
Neal Branscum, and Patrick OSullivan)
Patrick OSullivan, Maple Lake Reserve Champion Sen-
ior Breeding Beef Showman. (Photo submitted)
William OSullivan, Maple Lake Third Place Overall
Breeding Beef Champion Charolais Heifer. (Photo
submitted)
OSullivans take home State Fair awards
Maple Lake Messenger Page 5
September 11, 2013
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Church
Noreen E.
Durant, age
77, of Buf-
falo, passed
away Sept. 7,
2013, at Lake
Ridge Care
Center, Buf-
falo. Mass of
Ch r i s t i a n
Burial was 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 11, at Mary Queen of Peace
Catholic Church, Rogers. Visita-
tion was Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.,
with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael,
and also a half-hour prior to Mass
at the church on Wednesday. Pri-
vate interment took place at St.
Walburga Cemetery, Fletcher.
Noreen was born Oct. 28,
1935, in Rogers, to Rudolph and
Cornelia (Goth) Heinen. She was
united in marriage to Dale Durant
on April 30, 1953, at St. Martins
Catholic Church in Rogers. They
began their lives together in
Rogers, moving to Buffalo. She
loved bird watching, cooking and
especially enjoyed spending time
with her family.
Preceded in death by her par-
ents; husband, Dale; daughter,
LeeAnn VonBank; and brother,
Florian Heinen. Noreen is sur-
vived by her brother, Merle
Heinen, of Big Lake; children,
Mary Jo (Randy) Lange, of Hines,
Daniel (Janet) Durant, of Buffalo;
son-in-law, Ted VonBank, of Mari-
copa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Dana
(Ken Holmes) Durant, Vicki
(Keith) Classen, Drew (Kayla
Wilmot) Durant, Nathan (Jen)
Correll, Noah (Mindy) Correll,
Brian VonBank and Jamie Von-
Bank; great-grandchildren, Court-
ney, Caitlyn, Zach, Vinnie, Bryan,
Tyler, Arianna, Kayden, Peyton,
Paige, Chase and Dane.
The Peterson Chapel
St. Michael-Albertville Funeral
Home 763-497-5362 www.thep-
etersonchapel.com
Obituaries
Noreen E. Durant, Buffalo
Aiden Jef-
frey Sullivan,
age 10, of
Delano, for-
merly of
Woodbury,
died unex-
p e c t e d l y
Mo n d a y ,
Sept. 9, 2013,
at his home.
Friends may call from 4-7:30
p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Dingmann
Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake,
with a Remembrance Service at
7:30 p.m. to close the evening. A
reception to celebrate Aidens life
will be from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the De-
lano Middle School Media Room;
please use the main entrance. Me-
morials are preferred to the Na-
tional Fragile X Foundation of
Walnut Creek, Calif.
Aiden Jeffrey Sullivan was
born Feb. 28, 2003, in St. Paul to
Jeffrey and Mary (Manuel) Sulli-
van. He was a fifth grader in the
TREK Program in Howard Lake.
Aiden enjoyed playing with
swords, swimming and tubing,
fishing, eating cheese and sour
cream, wearing pajamas, using
Duct Tape and listening to rock
and roll music.
Aiden Jeffrey Sullivan, Delano
Maynard
R. Rossberg,
age 66, of
Maple Lake,
died Tuesday,
Sept. 3, 2013,
at the St.
Cloud Hospi-
tal.
Memorial
services were 2:00 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 9, at Dingmann Funeral Care
Chapel, Maple Lake, with Rev.
Gary Bass officiating. Burial will
be at a later date at the Hasty
Cemetery. Friends were invited to
call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and one
hour prior to the service on Mon-
day, both at the funeral home.
Maynard Reynold Rossberg
was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Mon-
ticello, to Alvin and Eleanor (Wal-
berg) Rossberg. He grew up in
Annandale, graduating from An-
nandale High School with the class
of 1964. He furthered his educa-
tion at Anoka Technical College
for small engine repair. Maynard
served his country in the U.S.
Army in the Vietnam War. On
Maynard R. Rossberg, Maple Lake
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Sept. 14, 1968, he was united in
marriage to Barbara Schelinder at
Faith Lutheran Church in Monti-
cello. Maynard worked in con-
struction for most of his life,
mostly working in concrete and
windows. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, woodworking and work-
ing with his hands and spending
time with his family.
He is survived by his wife,
Barb, of Maple Lake; children,
Allen (Jude); Jill (Jamie) Dean,
and Tammy (fianc, Tracy Evans),
all of Monticello, and Lance
Buck (special friend, Kaylene St.
Andrew), of Clearwater; brothers
and sisters, Alvin Jr., Richard
(Jackie), of Monticello, Darlene
Frazier, of Becker, Clairion, of
Clearwater; Roger (friend,
Melody), of Maple Lake, and Den-
nis, of Black Duck; 17 grandchil-
dren and seven
great-grandchildren; and many
nieces and nephews. He is pre-
ceded in death by his parents,
Alvin and Eleanor; and brothers,
Kenny and Curtis.
Military honors were provided
by the Minnesota National Guard
Honor Guard, Maple Lake V.F.W.
and the Maple Lake American Le-
gion. Arrangements are entrusted
with Dingmann Funeral Care Bur-
ial & Cremation Services of Maple
Lake.
Obituary, guestbook and video
tribute are available online at ding-
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HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3536
www.holycrossmaplelake.com
Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
THURS.: Cottage Conversation.
FRI.: Jewett/Tazelaar Wedding Re-
hearsal.
SAT.: Jewett/Tazelaar Wedding.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15
a.m., Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Con-
temporary Service.
MON.: 11 a.m., Staff Meeting; 1 p.m.,
First of All Prayer Group, Quilters.
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesday
(WOW); 7 p.m., Confirmation, Choir;
7:45 p.m., Gods Story Discussion.
CHURCH OF ST. TIMOTHY
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
www.churchofsttimothy.org
Pastor: John Meyer
School Principal: Deacon Mike Medley
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions; 4:30
p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
BETHLEHEM UNITED
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Ph.: 320-963-3118
www.uccml.org
Pastor: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer
bethuccml@gmail.com
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Fellowship; 10:45 a.m., Orientation
Session for Growing in Faith Together
(GIFT).
TUES.: 10 a.m., Bible Study at Irish
Blessings.
WED.: 5 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous; 7
p.m., Choir.
IMMANUELLUTHERAN
CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK
(LCMS)
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service; 11:15
a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study.
SILVER CREEK
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.: 10 a.m., Worship; 11:15 a.m.,
Sunday School, Bible Study.
ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE
CHURCH
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS.: 7 p.m., Cry Out Practice.
FRI.: 10 a.m., Ladies Bible Study.
SAT.: 7:30 a.m., Mens Breakfast; 9:30
a.m., Local Evangelism.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11
a.m., Worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday
School; 6 p.m., Discovery Class.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Touch;
6:30 p.m., Book Club; 7 p.m., Mens
Bible Study.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m.,
Awana; 7 p.m., Solid Rock, Leadership
Night.
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
THURS.: 2 p.m., LWML; 7:30 p.m.,
Elders; 8 p.m., Church Council.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service
w/Communion; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
School & Bible Study.
WED.: 4:30 p.m., Bible Study.
EAGLES GROVE CHURCH
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The 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 Childrens
Programs Provided.
MT. HERMON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service.
ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
www.stjohns-annandale.org
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10
a.m., Contemporary Worship.
BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m.,
Church Service.
HOSANNALUTHERAN CHURCH
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannal-
cms.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. Every-
one is welcome.
BUFFALO EVANGELICAL
FREE CHURCH
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd.
113)
Ph. 763-682-6846; www.buffalofree.org
info@buffalofree.org
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups; 7:30
a.m., AA& Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Mens Small Group; 7
p.m., Small Groups.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, Cof-
fee Fellowship, Childrens Church; 11
a.m., Sunday School for All Ages; 6
p.m., Youth Groups; 7 p.m., Small
Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Womens Bible Study;
7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry; 7:30
p.m., Mens Small Group, AA, GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Prac-
tice.
BUFFALO COVENANT CHURCH
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
www.buffalocov.org
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
FRI.: 6:30 p.m., BCC Homeschoolers.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30
& 11 a.m., Contemporary Services; 9:30
a.m., Swimming Upstream; 11 a.m.,
Confirmation, Swimming Upstream;
6:30 p.m., Chill Out, S.N.I.P.P.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Womens Bible Study; 6 p.m., FCA; 7
p.m., BBI: Matthew.
TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters 3, Grief
Share; 6:30 p.m., Divorce Care.
WED.: 6 p.m., Hang Time, Awana; 6:30
p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation; 8 p.m.,
Sr. High Small Group, Girls Bible
Study.
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Financial Peace
University, Worship Team Practice;
6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal; 8 p.m.,
Deep Waters 1-2.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
LCMC
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
www.lutheran-faith.org
Secretarys office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.,
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service.
WED.: 7 p.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.
Obituary
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Both eighth graders and 10th
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from a year ago. Eighth-grade
scores improved 1.5 percent to
42.3 percent, compared to the
statewide average of 43.8. In
10th grade classrooms, the per-
centage improved by 3.3 per-
cent, but came in below the
statewide average of 53 per-
cent.
In response to those scores,
Hansen said the schools Q
Comp program is trying to im-
prove Science, Technology, En-
gineering and Math (or STEM)
curriculum across the board.
Were doing more to make
sure were supporting each
others curriculums in the class-
room, Hansen said. There are
a variety of things we are doing.
We saw a little improvement in
10th grade, but the target
changed.
Reading scores have gener-
ated the most conversation
throughout the state, and right-
fully so, with the statewide pro-
ficiency average freefalling
from 76 percent to 57.8 percent
after the test changed in 2012.
Certainly our kids didnt
like all of a sudden take a 20, 30
percent dip in one year in what
they know and can do, Min-
nesota Education Commis-
sioner Brenda Cassellius told
Minnesota Public Radio.
These are two completely dif-
ferent tests, kids are asked to do
completely different types of
tasks on this test, but its a
much more challenging and dif-
ficult test.
Maple Lake students saw a
16.3 percent drop in their scores
from 80.5 percent to 64.2 per-
cent but still exceeded the
statewide average overall. Sev-
enth grade was the only class
not to individually exceed the
average, coming in at 48 per-
cent, compared to 54 percent at
the state level.
Harlan said the blow to ele-
mentary test scores was soft-
ened by a decision to continue
taking the paper-and-pencil ver-
sion of the test, rather than tak-
ing it online.
We felt like what we teach
in classrooms, we wanted to be
able to do the same thing on the
test, Harlan said.
Hansen said the high
schools decision to take the test
online might be partially re-
sponsible for the lower seventh-
grade scores. Nonetheless, he
believes the school is prepared
to respond to the tests through-
out the year.
We offer assistance for kids
who didnt score well to make
sure were building skills,
Hansen said. As the test
changes, the target changes, so
we are constantly adjusting
every year.
One area in which the high
school does not need much ad-
justing is ninth-grade writing,
considering 94.9 percent of the
class passed the test, compared
to 87.8 percent in the state.
We did exceptionally well,
Hansen said. Thats fantastic.
Were very pleased. We just had
a small handful of students that
werent quite up to par.
Looking at the big picture,
school administration is happy,
but not content.
Overall, were very
pleased, Hansen said. Were
above the state average as a
whole. We have work to do in
some areas. Well get there with
constant improvement. This
gives us some data we can look
at and make adjustments.
We have great kids and
very hard-working teachers,
Hansen continued. Were
going to get the job done.
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September 11, 2013
Strong second half powers Irish past Lakers
by Gabe Licht
Editor
It was a tale of two halves,
football coach Tim Knudsen
said of the Irishs 34-21 road
win over Howard Lake-Wa-
verly-Winsted. In the first half,
we didnt play well and, in the
second half, we played very
well.
Knudsens squad started the
game with a mere nine offensive
plays in the first quarter, with no
points on the board, while also
giving up a touchdown.
The second quarter was not
very good either, Knudsen said
of the period in which HLWW
added two more touchdowns to
the score.
His team did get on the board
when Nic Paumen picked off
HLWWs quarterback and re-
turned it for a 70-yard touch-
down.
That interception return run,
we needed that, Knudsen said.
It was a spark late in the second
quarter. But, we got the ball
back with 43 seconds left and,
the very first play, we put it on
the ground and they scored a
touchdown six plays later. That
stung us a little bit.
After a successful two-point
conversion, the Lakers went into
the locker room up 21-7 and the
Irish knew something would
have to change if they were to
get back into the game.
We regrouped; we didnt
panic, Knudsen said. I think it
was panic city with the young
players in the first half. We
had to make adjustments, which
we did.
Those adjustments came on
both sides of the ball.
On offense, the visitors ate up
more than six minutes of clock
on a 16-play drive punctuated by
Cal Redemskes four-yard
touchdown run. HLWW blocked
the point after touchdown at-
tempt, to put the score at 21-13.
In the fourth, Landon
Caughey tied the game with a
three-yard run and a successful
two-point conversion run.
The Irish defense forced a
punt on the next possession,
which helped their offensive
counterparts take a 27-21 lead.
They punted to us and we
scored on the very first play
from 76 yards, Knudsen said of
another run by Redemske. We
went for a fake PAT and threw
an incomplete pass.
Caughey ran 11 yards to
score the road teams final
touchdown of the game and
Charlie Stejskal added a PAT for
the 34-21 final.
Redemske (161 yards and
two touchdowns on 17 carries),
Caughey (39 yards and two
touchdowns on 14 carries and a
20-yard catch) and Paumen (69
yards on 10 carries) led the of-
fense. Tony Goelz added 20
yards passing on four attempts
and 13 yards rushing on three at-
tempts, while Dusty Strub con-
tributed two yards on two
rushes.
Paumen led the defense with
five tackles, three assists and his
defensive touchdown.
Other defensive playmakers
included Lucas Fobbe (five
tackles, three assists), Trevor
Paumen (four tackles, three as-
sists, one sack), Dominic Kaley
(three tackles, two assists, two
sacks), Josh Gindele (three tack-
les, two assists, one sack), Drew
Siebert (three tackles, one as-
sist), Damian Kaley (two inter-
ceptions, one tackle, one assist),
Strub (two tackles, two assists),
Nick Gapinski (one tackle, five
assists and one sack), Redemske
(one tackle, one interception)
Derek Rellter (one tackle, two
assists), Trevor Borell (one
tackle, one assist), Hunter Hicks
(one tackle, one assist) and
Caughey (one tackle).
Overall, the Irish defense al-
lowed 187 rushing yards on 42
attempts. HLWW threw for 40
yards on 5-19 passing.
Knudsen blamed hot, humid
weather for poor passing num-
bers for both teams. While the
green and white threw one inter-
ception, they came up with four
on the other end, to go with five
sacks.
They threw the ball, but we
put some pressure on them and
got some hurries, Knudsen
said.
He added that his team will
have to do the same, and tackle
better, to have a good chance in
their first home game against
Eden Valley-Watkins, which
will kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday.
by Jesse Wohlrabe
Correspondent
The Maple Lake High School
gymnasium was filled with ral-
lied fans excited for the new sea-
son of volleyball on Sept. 3.
Students and families were there
to see the first home game for
the Irish volleyball team against
St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders.
The team came into the
match knowing they were
under-estimated because of their
age. With six seniors graduating
last year, there were many spots
to be filled on this years varsity
team. The young team faltered
and lost the first game of the set
22-25. Despite losing the first
game, the Irish didnt let their
inexperience become an obsta-
cle.
With a loss of only a few
points, the girls knew if they ad-
justed a few things they could
come back and win.
I felt like our nerves
dropped a little bit and our inten-
sity level went up, Junior Emily
Webb said. Communication
was important right out of the
gate in the second match, to help
ourselves and our teammates.
The team stayed positive and
entered the next game with win-
ning in mind.
The determined Irish came
back and won the second game
25-22.
Continuing to play together,
the team won the third match
26-24.
The Crusaders struggled to
defend outside hitters Jillian
Goelz, Lindsey Rachel, and
Chloe Callahan, because of their
strong performances. Keeping
the intensity up, and with mo-
mentum on their side, the Irish
won the fourth game 25-18 to
clinch the series.
Coaches and fans alike were
pleased with the performance in
Tuesdays game which set the
tone for what promises to be an
exciting season.
by Jesse Wohlrabe
Correspondent
Even though we were down
the first two games we never got
down on each other and we
stayed motivated the whole
time, senior Kelsie Kelm said
after a winning effort against the
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
Lakers, on Sept. 5.
Game one was a challenge for
the Irish. Competing against
strong serves, the Irish defense
couldnt return the ball as well as
they hoped. Though they played
hard, the game resulted in a 27-
25 loss for the Irish.
In game two the Irish still
struggled to defend the Lakers
offense and lost 25-22.
With some motivating words
from coach Marty Kiebel, the
team came into game three fired
up and ready to win after two
close losses.
The team adjusted their de-
fense to counteract the offense of
the Lakers and fixed errors of the
previous games. After another
tough game the Irish secured a
25-19 win in set three.
"The first two games were
very close so the team knew if
they passed the Lakers tough
serves, they had the ability to
win," Kiebel said.
Improving their passing and
staying strong into games four
and five, the Irish fought back
with determination, successfully
shutting down the Lakers ag-
gressive servers. Along with
tough defense the Irish came
back with a steady offense and
consistent serves. Tough serves
gave the Irish the winning edge
they needed to defeat the Lakers
25-21 and 15-11.
Despite losing the first two,
the Irish proved themselves vic-
torious again and won the match
in five close games.
(Top) Landon Caughey scores one of his two touchdowns, while his teammates cheer en route to a 34-21 win over Howard
Lake-Waverly-Winsted. (Above) The Irish team up for a tackle. (Photos by Tracy Strub and Charlene Wurm.)
Irish girls rally in final three games to beat Lakers
Crusaders compete, but cant beat the Irish girls
Maple Lake Messenger Page 9
September 11, 2013
Thursday, Sep 12: 4:00pm
Cross Country: Varsity Invitational
vs. Delano @ Delano High School;
4:00pm Football: 7th Grade Game
vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
@ Maple Lake High School; 4:00pm
Football: 8th Grade Game vs.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @
Maple Lake High School; 4:00pm
Volleyball: 7th Grade Match vs.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted H.S.;
4:00pm Volleyball: 8th Grade Match
vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
@ Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
H.S.; 5:45pm Volleyball: JV Match
vs. Eden Valley-Watkins @ Maple
Lake High School; 5:45pm Volley-
ball: C Match vs. Eden Valley-
Watkins @ Maple Lake High School;
7:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Match vs.
Eden Valley-Watkins @ Maple Lake
High School.
Friday, Sep 13: 7:00pm Football:
Varsity Game vs. Eden Valley-
Watkins @ Maple Lake High School.
Monday, Sep 16: 4:15pm Cross
Country: Varsity Invitational vs. Pierz
Healy @ Pierz High School; 4:15pm
Football: 7th Grade Game vs. St.
Cloud Cathedral @ Maple Lake High
School; 4:15pm Football: 8th Grade
Game vs. St. Cloud Cathedral @
Maple Lake High School; 4:30pm
Football: JV Game vs. Eden Valley-
Watkins @ Eden Valley-Watkins
High School; 4:30pm Football: C
Game vs. Eden Valley-Watkins @
Eden Valley-Watkins High School;
5:45pm Volleyball: JV Game vs.
Becker @ Maple Lake High School;
5:45pm Volleyball: C Game vs.
Becker @ Maple Lake High School;
7:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Match vs.
Becker @ Maple Lake High School.
Tuesday, Sep 17: 4:15pm Vol-
leyball: 7th Grade Match vs. Lester
Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie
High School; 5:15pm Volleyball: 8th
Grade Match vs. Lester Prairie/Holy
Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School.
Thursday, Sep 19: 4:00pm Foot-
ball: 7th Grade Game vs. Kimball
Area @ Kimball Area High School;
4:00pm Football: 8th Grade Game
vs. Kimball Area @ Kimball Area
High School; 4:00pm Volleyball: 7th
Grade Match vs. Kimball Area @
Maple Lake High School; 4:00pm
Volleyball: 8th Grade Match vs. Kim-
ball Area @ Maple Lake High
School; 4:15pm Cross Country: Var-
sity Invitational vs. Eden Valley-
Watkins @ Eden Valley-Watkins
High School; 7:00pm Volleyball: Var-
sity Match vs. Rockford Area
Schools District @ Rockford High
School.
This weeks Maple Lake Irish activities
by Mollie Graham
Correspondent
As temperatures were rising
on Thursday, Sept. 5, so did the
competition at the Holdingford
Invitational, where the Maple
Lake cross country teams com-
peted against five other teams.
The races began at 4:15 start-
ing with junior high, followed
by girls and boys varsity, and
finishing with the junior varsity
teams. Despite the heat, the Irish
stayed strong and ran tremen-
dous races.
In lane two, the Irish girls
varsity stepped up to the line and
waited for the gun to go off. Fi-
nally the race began, and off
they went.
Leading the team for the en-
tire race, Halle Geyen kept up
with the front of the pack secur-
ing her position. Closely follow-
ing, Sommer Carlson kept her
rhythm and ran hard. Blair
Stewig and Kayla Hoistad kept
their team insight, passing oppo-
nents and working their way up.
Not far behind them came Jor-
dan Sifferle, sticking with other
girls and working to pass. Keep-
ing each other strong, Megan
Webb and Mackenzie Miller
came from behind, working their
way up.
As the girls completed their
two big loops and one small
loop, they all finished with
proud positions. Crossing the
finish line, it seemed that near
every Maple Lake girl, was a
Holdingford girl. Both teams
knew it was going to be a close
race.
Results for the girls varsity:
coming in first for the team and
third overall was Halle Geyen
with a time of 16:29. Taking
fourth was Carlson with a time
of 16:49. Finishing seventh was
Stewig with a time of 17:16.
Next came Hoistad in 12th place
with a time of 17:32. Taking
fifth for the team, Sifferle placed
17th, finishing with a time of
18:14. In 29th was Webb with a
time of 19:45 and placing 32nd
overall was Mackenzie Miller
with a time of 19:56.
The final results were in and
Maple Lakes score was 40, as
well as Holdingfords score. In a
situation where two teams tie,
because only five girls score, the
winner comes down to the sixth
runner.
In a close race, the Irish took
second, but keeping their heads
high, the girls knew they accom-
plished a great race.
Next came the boys varsity
race. With seven Maple Lake
guys ready to run, off went the
gun.
In a tight pack, the Irish
worked to the front of the pack
keeping the leader insight.
Out front for the Irish was
Scott Jordan. Just behind him
was Ross Hickey. Pulling each
other along came Cullen Gal-
lagher and Devin Deringer.
Making some strategic moves,
Adam Ruhland worked to pass
his opponents. Andrew Schon-
nesen and Jackson Willard fol-
lowed closely behind.
Overall results for Maple
Lake, placing seventh was Jor-
dan with a time of 18:50. In 16th
was Hickey with a time of
19:15. Finishing 19th was
Cullen Gallagher with a time of
19:56 and right behind him
came Devin Deringer with a
time of 19:57. With a time of
20:24 came Adam Ruhland in
25th. In 30th was Andrew
Schonnesen with a time of 20:42
and following him came Jackson
Willard in 37th with a time
of21:29.
The boys took third with a
team score of 82. All races
ended well including Katelyn
Kramer winning the girls JV
race with a time of18:09. The
Irish cross country team next
competes at 4 p.m. Thursday in
the Delano Invitational.
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The Maple Lake 14 and
under fastpitch softball team
traveled to Bismark, ND to com-
pete in the Northern National
Girls 14 and under B tourna-
ment, along with 21 other teams,
from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4.
On Aug. 1, they began with
pool play against Grand Forks,
falling 6-2, and Rapid City, SD,
falling 10-9.
They fell 8-5 in their third
game against Dickenson, ND on
Aug. 2.
Later that day, they faced a
fellow Minnesota team, from
Champlin Park, and got into the
win column with a 10-6 victory.
They kept the winning going
with a 4-2 score against Rapid
City, SD Extreme on Aug. 3.
A Smash team from South
Dakota got the best of them, 4-3
in the sixth and final game.
Maple Lake placed eighth or
ninth in the tournament.
They would like to thank
everyone who helped support
them in their quest to Nationals.
14U team competes at Nationals
The Maple Lake 14U fastpitch softball team is made up of (standing, left) Angela
Reid and Mollie Scheiber; (front) Linsey Rachel and Maddy Neu; (middle) Anna
Becker, Lauren Heeralall, Morgan Scheiber, Amber Klug and Ellie Haney; and
(standing, right) Emma McClanahan and Olivia Marquette. The team was coached
by Dennis Klug and Ryan Haney. (Photo submitted by Mary Scheiber)
Kayla Hoistad finished third for the Irish, and 12th overall, as they tied the home team
and were forced into second by a tie-breaker. (Photos submitted by Jennifer Carlson)
Lined up for the Irish boys were Scott Jordan, Adam Ruhland, Cullen Gallagher, Ross
Hickey, Jackson Willard, Andrew Schonnesen and Devin Deringer.
MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL
August 6, 2013
Summary of Minutes
The Maple Lake City Council was
called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor
Kissock. Dircks, Geyen, Kissock,
Lauer, and Northenscold were pres-
ent.
A motion was made/seconded/
passed (m/s/p), Northenscold/Kis-
sock, to approve the agenda with the
following additions under New Busi-
ness: d. Set Public Hearing for
McAlpine Street Vacation; e. Wi-Fi
Laker Stadium; and f. Radio Read
Antenna and under Administrative b.
Downtown Lot.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/
Lauer, to approve the Consent
Agenda including Approval of the
July 16, 2013 Minutes; Approval of
the 08-06-13 Disbursement List, and
Approval of Centra Sota Cooperative
Prepay Agreement.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Northenscold, to continue with the
current city staff structure after
Hrubys retirement, promoting Lee
Ann Yager to City Clerk/Treasurer
and re-structuring staff positions, per
Personnel Committee recommenda-
tion. Voting Aye: Dircks, Kissock,
Lauer, and Northenscold. Voting
Nay: Geyen.
A motion was m/s/p, Kis-
sock/Geyen, to adopt Resolution
#2013-44, to set a public hearing for
the McAlpine Street Vacation on
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 7:00
p.m. at City Hall.
A motion was m/s/p, Northen-
scold/Kissock, to contract with Char-
ter for temporary service for Wi-Fi at
Irish Stadium at a cost up to $300
only if installed prior to the tourna-
ment.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock
/Lauer, to approve the cost sharing
purchase of a New Orion CE Mobile
Receiver Kit from DSG Metering
Technology for $3,328, with the City
of Annandale sharing half of the cost
and including it as jointly owned
equipment in Exhibit B of the Equip-
ment Shared Use Agreement dated
April 7, 2009.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/
Dircks, to purchase the additional
strands of lights for the remaining 7
trees from Display Sales at the same
price as the previous lights.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/
Kissock, to adjourn the meeting at
9:43 p.m.
Attest,
City Clerk/Treasurer
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office of the City Clerk or a copy is
available on the Citys website at
www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us
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Township, County of Wright, wishes
to receive quotes for 7,500 c/yards
(more or less) of Class 1 gravel and
Class 5 gravel.
Materials are to meet MNDOT
specifications and have a minimum
of 7% binder. Materials are to be
crushed and stockpiled.Graduation
testing is to be done by township at
time of crushing. Materials will be re-
moved on a continuing basis from
May 15, 2014 through October 31,
2014. Gravel pit must be within 10
miles of Corinna Town Hall.
The Board of Supervisors re-
serves the right to accept or reject
any or all quotes.
Quotes are to be mailed or deliv-
ered to the Corinna Town Hall, 9801
Ireland Avenue NW, Annandale, MN
55302, to arrive no later than 3 p.m.,
Tuesday, September 17, 2013. (320-
274-8049) Quote opening will be at
the Corinna Township Hall, Tuesday,
September 17, 2013, 7 p.m.
FOR THE CORINNA TOWN-
SHIP BOARD
Mary Brown
Clerk/Treasurer
LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF MAPLE LAKE
Aug. 20, 2013 Minutes
The regular meeting of the Maple
Lake Township Board was called to
order by Chairman Gerry Giebenhain
at 7 p.m. Supervisor Ron Wolff,
Treasurer Judy Neumann and Clerk
Dick Hogan were present. Supervi-
sor Mike Elsenpeter was absent.
The minutes of the July 16 min-
utes were read by Chairman Gieben-
hain. As no additions or corrections
were noted, a motion was offered by
Giebenhain, seconded by Wolff, to
approve as read. Carried 2-0.
Gail Runke, 1736 County Rd. 37
NW, PID 210-100-353105, re-
quested the Boards approval on re-
moving the existing dwelling and
constructing a new home on the
property, which is 3.75 acres. The
Board anticipated no problems. Mo-
tion by Giebenhain, seconded by
Wolff, to approve the request subject
to Wright County Planning approval.
Carried 2-0.
John Drontle, 2086 Donnelly Dr.,
PID 210-138-000120, requested a lot
line adjustment of approximately .5
acres from the existing back lot
owned by Robert Fobbe Jr., 2077
Donnelley Dr., 210-138-000230. Lot
to be owned in common by Drontle.
Motion by Giebenhain, seconded by
Wolff, to approve the request. Car-
ried 2-0.
Pat Sawatzke, Wright County
Commissioner, gave an update as to
what projects were in progress in the
county, and answered questions
from the Board and residents pres-
ent.
The regular meeting was closed
by Chairman Giebenhain at 8:05
p.m. for the continuation of the
March 12 annual meeting for the pur-
pose of setting the 2014 levy. After
review of the budget by the Board
and residents present, it was a con-
sensus of the residents that the pres-
ent levy was adequate for 2014
budget requirements. Lower bond
levy by $8,578 to satisfy annual com-
mitment. Increase revenue levy by
$8,578 to meet projected budget
needs. A motion was offered by Bill
Ebnet, seconded by Ken Elsenpeter,
to set the levy as follows for 2014:
Revenue, $94,278; Road & Bridge,
$420,084; Bond Rev Cap, $43,880.
Total levy, $558,242. Carried.
The continuation meeting was
closed at 8:40 p.m. Chairman
Giebenhain called the regular meet-
ing back to order.
All warrants were paid as pre-
sented.
As no additional business was
brought before the Board, Chairman
Giebenhain adjourned the meeting at
8:55 p.m.
Dick Hogan, Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF
ASSUMED NAME
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333
1. List the exact assumed name
under which the business is or will be
conducted: Rasset Vineyard.
2. Principal Place of Business:
7254 Dempsey Ave. NW, Maple
Lake, MN 55358.
3. List the name and complete
street address of all persons con-
ducting business under the above
Assumed Name, OR if an entity, pro-
vide the legal corporate, LLC, or Lim-
ited Partnership name and registered
office address: Christopher G. Ras-
set, 7254 Dempsey Ave. NW, Maple
Lake, MN 55358; Vicki L. Rasset,
7254 Dempsey Ave. NW, Maple
Lake, MN 55358.
4. I, the undersigned, certify that
I am signing this document as the
person whose signature is required,
or as agent of the person(s) whose
signature would be required who has
authorized me to sign this document
on his/her behalf, or in both capaci-
ties. I further certify that I have com-
pleted all required fields, and that the
information in this document is true
and correct and in compliance with
the applicable chapter of Minnesota
Statutes. I understand that by signing
this document I am subject to the
penalties of perjury as set forth in
Section 609.48 as if I had signed this
document under oath.
Date: August, 20, 2013
/s/ Christopher G. Rasset
Christopher G. Rasset
(50-51c)
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that default has occurred in the con-
ditions of that Real Estate Mortgage
dated April 6, 2009, executed by RDJ
Companies, LLC, a limited liability
company, as Mortgagor, to Blaine
State Bank, as Mortgagee, filed with
the Wright County Recorder on April
22, 2009, as Document No.
A1115633; which Mortgage was
modified by a Modification of Mort-
gage dated November 14, 2011, and
filed with the Wright County
Recorder on December 5, 2011, as
Document No. A1189379; which
Mortgage and Modification of Mort-
gage were assigned to CorTrust
Bank N.A. by an Assignment of Mort-
gages dated March 22, 2013, and
filed with the Wright County
Recorder on June 5, 2013, as Docu-
ment No. A1238756;
That no action or proceeding has
been instituted at law to recover the
debt secured by said mortgage, or
any part thereof; that there has been
compliance with all notice provisions
and conditions precedent as required
by law; and that the mortgagee or as-
signee has elected to declare the en-
tire sum secured by the note and
mortgage to be immediately due and
payable as provided in the note and
mortgage;
That the original or maximum
principal amount secured by the
mortgage was Two Hundred Forty
Thousand and No/100 DOLLARS
($240,000.00);
That there is due and claimed to
be due on the mortgage, including in-
terest to date hereof, the sum of One
Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand Nine
Hundred Seven and 51/100 DOL-
LARS ($185,907.51);
And that pursuant to the power of
sale therein contained, said mort-
gage will be foreclosed and the tract
of land lying and being in the County
of Wright, State of Minnesota, de-
scribed as follows, to-wit:
The Southeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter, the East Half of
the Southwest Quarter of the South-
west Quarter of Section 20; the North
1 rod of the West 42 rods of the
Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 29, all in Township
121, Range 26, Wright County, Min-
nesota.
Except: The East 576.99 feet of
the North 754.99 feet of the South
Half of the Southwest Quarter, Sec-
tion 20, Township 121, Range 26, as
measured at right angles to the east
and north lines thereof, Wright
County, Minnesota;
will be sold by the sheriff of said
county at public auction on the 17th
day of October, 2013, at 10:00 o'-
clock a.m., in the lobby of the Wright
County Sheriffs office located in the
Law Enforcement Center, 3800
Braddock Avenue N.E., in the City of
Buffalo, in said county and state, to
pay the debt then secured by said
mortgage on said premises and the
costs and disbursements allowed by
law, subject to redemption by the
mortgagors, its personal representa-
tive or assigns within twelve (12)
months from date of sale.
The real propertys street addres-
sis: N/A.
The real propertys identification
numbers are: 210-100-292201 and
210-100-203401.
Transaction agent: N/A.
Transaction agents Mortgage
identification number: N/A.
Mortgage originator: Blaine State
Bank.
THIS COMMUNICATION IS
FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AT-
TEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT.
ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED
WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR-
POSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICA-
TION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY
OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS
ACTION.
Dated this 7th day of August,
2013.
CorTrust Bank N.A., Mortgagee
/s/ Jeff C. Braegelmann
Jeff C. Braegelmann #174701
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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Brad
Neutz, Shelley McAlpine, Arnie
Michalicek, Ben Elsenpeter, Shelly
Liljequist, Richard Thomas, Joe Pau-
men
Others Present: Mark Re-
demske, David Hansen, Kris Harlan,
Maureen Donohue and Gabe Licht,
Kristi Anderson
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00
p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. DISTRICT #881 IS PROUD
OF
A. Maple Lake Elementary
School for being selected as a Min-
nesota School of Excellence by the
Minnesota Elementary School Prin-
cipals Association
B. Heidi Goelz and Margie Isaac-
son for being selected as our Educa-
tional Support Staff Recognition
honorees
4. Recognition of visitors: Scott
Papke, Patrick Peden
5. M/S McAlpine/Michalice - Ap-
prove the agenda for the regular
school board meeting held on Mon-
day, September 9, 2013. Motion car-
ries 7-0.
6. M/S Michalicek/Elsenpeter -
Approve the consent agenda for the
regular school board meeting held
on Monday, September 9, 2013. Mo-
tion carries 7-0.
7. Unfinished Business
A. M/S Paumen/Elsenpeter - Mo-
tion to approve an amended contract
with Taher for the 2013-2014 school
year. Scott Papke from Taher said
that he was contacted by St. Timo-
thys school this past summer to see
if some agreement could be formed
through Maple Lake Schools with
Taher providing management serv-
ices. Papke said the arrangement
could be beneficial for both schools,
with St. Timothys purchasing 10% of
management time, thus reducing
Maple Lake Schools fixed costs and
working toward improving both
schools bottom lines. St.Timothys
would begin the year with one menu
choice per day. Papke said that with
board approval, the next step would
be to seek approval from MDE.
Motion carries 6-1, with Neutz op-
posing.
B. M/S Paumen/Michalicek -
Motion to approve Policy 710 - Ex-
tracurricular Transportation. Motion
carries 6-1, with Elsenpeter opposing
C. Update on status of summer
2013 maintenance projects. Re-
demske reviewed summer mainte-
nance items and compared
estimates to actual costs. Projects
completed included wireless access
points, security upgrades, door J re-
placement, SPED bathroom area,
parking lot maintenance, irrigation
well, roof repairs, asbestos removal
and reinsulation and sewage pumps.
Over all the actual cost was in the es-
timated range.
8. New Business
A. Review of Opening Week and
Enrollment Figures. September 3,
2013 counts: Elem 422, down 13
from previous year. High school 478,
down 1 from previous year. District
enrollment 900, down 14 from previ-
ous year.
B. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Mo-
tion to approve the School Account-
ability Report (SAR) Mr. Hansen.
Hansen reviewed the annual report
for the 2012-13 school year. The
schools will continue to test with
MCAs and NWEA-MAP testing in the
2013-14 school year. Motion carries
7-0
C. M/S Michalicek/McAlpine -
Motion to approve the 2013 (payable
2014) Tax Levy for the maximum
levy. Motion carries 7-0.
D. M/S Elsenpeter/Michalicek -
Motion to award a snow removal
contract for the 2013-2014 school
year through the 2016-2017 school
year to Kip Blizil. Motion carries 7-0
E. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Mo-
tion to approve a resolution to amend
the districts flex plan with EBC to
meet requirements of the Affordable
Care Act. The amendment will not
allow participants to flex for health in-
surance purchased at the exchange.
Roll call vote: Thomas-yes, Paumen-
yes, Michalicek-yes, Neutz-yes,
McAlpine-yes, Elsenpeter-yes, Lil-
jequist-yes. Motion carries 7-0.
F. Discussion and planning for
hiring a new head of maintenance.
Redemske discussed hiring timeline
and desired qualities of the ideal can-
didate. Thomas voiced his opinion
that the confidential staff payscale
seemed to be out of line in compari-
son with the teachers pay scale due
to the shorter timeframe to reach the
top salary. There was discussion as
to whether a new payscale grid
should be created, with Redemske
saying he would work on it.
G. Annual superintendent evalu-
ations will be emailed to board mem-
bers on Friday, and returned to
Michalicek for compiling results.
H. M/S McAlpine/Thomas - Mo-
tion to approve accepting donations:
Lions for $3,630.00, Target for
$2,261.22 to Maple Lake Elementary
and Target for $1,239.61 to Maple
Lake High School. Motion carries 7-
0.
9. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team: Har-
lan reported that speaker Willow
Sweeney will present at tomorrows
late start.
B. Meeker and Wright Special
Education Cooperative: Neutz re-
ported that a student of
MAWSECOs from another school
district had passed away.
C. Safe Schools Committee: The
countywide meeting was held on Au-
gust 20. Neutz asked if there would
ever be a SWAT team type exercise
done here. Harlan said that we had
one a few years ago.
D. Schools for Equity in Educa-
tion: A meeting on scheduled for
September 19.
E. Wright Technical Center:
Michalicek reported that things
started well at WTC.
J. Elementary School: Harlan
showed a news article recognizing
Maple Lake Elementary as a Min-
nesota School of Excellence: one of
only 12 schools to receive the honor.
Harlan thanked the staff and commu-
nity for making it happen. Planning
will begin for a celebration. The
snack cart idea is taking off with 185
out of 422 kids participating. Also
$140 in donations will be sent to the
Annandale food shelf in order to tap
into their buying power and provide
snacks. Harlan also reported on a
feel good moment that happened
as she shopped for backpacks for
the Backpack Buddies project, in
which the manager of Wal-Mart and
others made donations to MLE and
the Backpack Buddies program.
NWEA testing for grades 2-6 is tak-
ing place this week.
K. High School: Hansen reported
the school year is off to a smooth
start. Homecoming is September 23-
27. The new Irish Paths group will
take over Powder Puff football and
He Man volleyball. Schedule
changes and NWWA testing for
grades 7 and 8 are taking place.
Late start will have Willow Sweeney
presenting to staff.
10. Committee Reports
A. Licensed Staff Committee: A
meeting is set for September 18 at 6
p.m.
11. Set Meeting Dates - None
12. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. DLT meeting at 7:15 a.m. on
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in the
Board Room
2. Licensed Staff Negotiations
with MLFT at 6:00 p.m. on Wednes-
day, September 18, 2013 in the
Board Room
3. Schools for Equity in Educa-
tion at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sep-
tember 19, 2013 in Minneapolis
4. MAWSECO Board Meeting
at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September
24, 2013 in Howard Lake
5. Wright Tech Center Board
Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 1, 2013 in Buffalo
6. DLT meeting at 7:15 a.m. on
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in the
Board Room
7. Regular School Board Meet-
ing in October at 7:00 p.m. on Tues-
day, October 15, 2013 in the Board
Room
C. Upcoming Workshops:
D. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Financial Audit from Monday,
September 24, through Wednesday,
September 26, 2012
2. Educational Support Staff
Recognition banquet on Wednesday,
September 25, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in
St. Cloud
3. Chamber of Commerce Meet-
ing at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 2, 2013
4. Late Start on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 8, 2013
13. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist -
Motion to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Mo-
tion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine
Maple Lake Messenger Page 10
September 11, 2013
Legal Notices
Obituary
continued from page 5
CONSENT AGENDA (September 9, 2013)
A. (ACTION) Approve payment of bills presented September 9, 2013,
in the amount of $189,492.62 and handwritten checks for August 2013
in the amount of $27,687.13
Maple Lake School District 881
B. (ACTION) Financial ReportCash Balance
Balance, August 1, 2013 $ 78,674.18
Receipts for August $ 1,277,553.92
NSF Returned checks $ -
Transfer from PMA $ 825,000.00
Transfer to PMA $(1,177,420.20)
Total Receipts $ 1,003,807.90
August Exp. Vouchers $ 261,473.38
Bills Approved Dist. 8/12/2013 $ 233,677.45
Hand Written Checks Dist./
Wires from PMA $ 26,202.88
Debit Card Purchase $ 1,484.25
Voided Check $ -
Bank, ACH, Efunds Charges $ 108.80
Payroll Contributions $ 298,501.81
August Payroll $ 275,152.63
Disbursements for August $ 835,127.82
Star Bank Balance, 08/31/2013 $ 168,680.08
Plus investments $ 4,116,714.95
BALANCE DIST: August 31, 2013 $ 4,285,395.03
BALANCE OPEB FD: August 31, 2013 $ 1,111,460.80
C. (ACTION) Motion to approve increasing Tasha Eckerman's hours
as a Kidville assistant up to 40 hours per week due to increased en-
rollment
D. (ACTION) Motion to approve increasing Kaitlin Poppen's contract
as a kindergarten teacher from 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE
E. (ACTION) Motion to approve hiring Tia Skay as an elementary
classroom teacher beginning in the 2013-14 school year at BA step 3
of the Master Agreement between the Maple Lake Federation of
Teachers and ISD #881
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ABOVE VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. *MUST FINANCE WITH FORD MOTOR CREDIT. MUST HAVE APPROVED CREDIT. ALL FACTORY REBATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL ABOVE PRICES PLUS TAX, LICENSE & FEES. ABOVE OFFERS EXPIRE SEPT. 30, 2013.
Ron Tiemanns
RETIREMENT PARTY
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13th
Come Celebrate with Us & Wish Ron Well!
Enjoy Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop & Cake!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CARS
13 FORD TAURUS SEL FWD, V6, MOONROOF, 21K, #9836 . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
22,995
13 FORD TAURUS LTD FWD, V6, HTD & COOLED SEATS, M.ROOF, #9898. . NOW
$
25,395
12 FORD FUSION SE, 4 DR. V6, P. SEAT, CLOTH INT., 28K, #9745 . . . . . . . NOW
$
16,475
12 FORD FOCUS SEL, 4 CYL., AUTO TEMP CONTROL, CLOTH, #9780. . . NOW
$
14,895
11 FORD FUSION SEL, 2.5 4 CYL., LEATHER, MOONROOF, 23K, #9754 . . NOW
$
17,575
12 FORD FUSION SEL, V6, LEATHER, SPOILER, 30K, #9790 . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
17,879
11 FORD TAURUS SEL 4 DR., V6, CLOTH, REV. SENSOR, 34K, #9689 . . . . NOW
$
18,788
11 FORD FUSION SE, 2.5 4 CYL., CLOTH, P. SEAT, #9772. . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
12,995
11 FORD FOCUS SE, 4 CYL., AUTO, CRUISE, 21K, #9648 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
13,475
11 FORD FUSION SE, 2.5 4 CYL., CLOTH, MOONROOF, 25K, #9835 . . . . . NOW
$
16,695
10 FORD FOCUS SEL, 4 CYL., AUTO, MOONROOF, LEATHER, #9744 . . . . NOW
$
12,661
10 CHEV IMPALA LTZ, 3.9 V6, LEATHER, BUCKETS, #9838 . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
14,998
08 FORD TAURUS LIMITED, 3.5 V6, LTHR, MOONROOF, 1-OWN., #9824 . . NOW
$
13,495
07 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID, CLOTH, 94K, 1-OWNER, #9680 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
9,999
07 FORD MUSTANG GT, V8, 5 SPD., CLOTH, ONLY 43K, #9751 . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
15,995
07 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT, V6, LEATHER, MOONROOF, #9778. . . . . . . . NOW
$
8,995
06 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, V6, CLOTH, P. SEAT, 98K, #9775. . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
7,995
06 FORD 500 SEL 4 DR., V6, LEATHER, REMOTE START, ONLY 64K, #9839NOW
$
9,895
06 CHEV HHR, 4 CYL., CLOTH, AUTO, 64K, #9832 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
8,997
SUVs
13 FORD ESCAPE SEL, 2.0 4 CYL. TURBO, LEATHER, 31K, #9811. . . . . . NOW
$
25,997
12 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4, V6, CLOTH, P. SEAT, 72K, #9803 . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
16,897
13 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X4, V6, LTHR, MY FORD TOUCH! #9839. . . . . NOW
$
29,997
13 FORD EDGE LTD AWD, V6, LTHR, FORD CERTIFIED! 19K, #9731. . . . NOW
$
29,499
13 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD, V6, LEATHER, 20"WHEELS, #9837 . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
27,776
12 FORD FLEX AWD, 3.5 V6, LEATHER, AUTO TEMP, 26K, #9647 . . . . . . . . NOW
$
23,811
12 FORD EXPEDITION XLT PREM. 4X4, 5.4 V8, LTHR, TUTONE, 19K, #9717 . NOW
$
33,295
12 FORD EDGE LTD AWD, 3.5 V6, LTHR, FORD CERTIFIED, #9696 . . . . . . NOW
$
27,576
11 FORD ESCAPE XLT, 4 CYL., CLOTH, CRUISE, PW, PL, #9637. . . . . . . . NOW
$
14,998
11 HYUNDAI SANTE FE 4X4, 4 CYL., CLOTH, PW, PL, 47K, #9801 . . . . . . . NOW
$
17,995
09 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4, 3.0 V6, CLOTH, HITCH, 73K, #9774. . . . . . . . . NOW
$
14,475
08 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4X4, V6, LEATHER, 68K, #9576 . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
14,995
07 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4X4, V6, LEATHER, MOONROOF, #9830 . . . . . NOW
$
10,875
VANS
06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, 3.5 V6, CLOTH, DVD, 97K, #9725 . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
7,998
08 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT, 3.8 V6, CLOTH, #9788 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
$
8,595
TRUCKS
11 FORD F-150 S.CRW LARIAT 4X4, 5.0 V8, LTHR, CAPTAIN'S CHRS., #9815. . NOW
$
29,995
11 FORD F-150 S.CRW XLT 4X4, 3.5 V6 ECOBOOST, LONG BOX, 29K, #9818. . NOW
$
29,995
11 FORD F-150 S.CRW XLT 4X4, 5.0 V8, CHROME PKG., F.GLASS TPR., 25K, #9823 NOW
$
28,995
11 FORD F-150 S.CAB XLT 4X4, 5.0 V8, CLOTH, CHROME PKG., #9845 . NOW
$
24,989
09 FORD F-150 S.CRW LARIAT 4X4, 5.4 V8, NAV., M.ROOF, LONG BOX, #9769 . NOW
$
28,950
07 CHEV SILV 1500 LT 4X2, 5.3 V8, STEP BARS, CUSTOM WHEELS, #9708 . . NOW
$
10,989
07 FORD F-150 S.CRW 4X4 FX4, 5.4, CAPTAIN'S CHRS, BOX COVER, #9719 . . NOW
$
16,875
06 CHEV SILVERADO 1500 LT CREW CAB, 5.3 V8, CLOTH, #9817. . . . . . . NOW
$
15,476
06 FORD F-150 S.CAB XLT 4X4, 5.4 V8, CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS, 76K, #9846. NOW
$
14,989
05 CHEV SILV 1500 EC 4X4, 5.3, Z71 OFF ROAD, CLOTH, TPR., 56K, #9742 . . NOW
$
16,994
03 FORD F-250 CC 4X4 LARIAT, 6.0 DSL., 2 HITCHES, CLEANTRUCK, #9791. . . NOW
$
14,995
MANY USED QUALITY CARS
& TRUCKS NOT LISTED
CAR SHOW
OR LUNCH
SAT., SEPT. 14 NO
NEW 2014 FORD
ESCAPE SE FWD
MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,785
LUNDEEN DISCOUNT . . . . . . . -$1,190
FORD RETAIL CASH . . . . . . . .-$1,500
FORD CREDIT CASH* . . . . . . . . .-$500
1.6 LITER
REVERSE
SENSING
REVERSE CAMERA
SYNC VOICE
ACTIVATION
ROOF CROSS
BARS
& MORE
#12767T
Summer Sale Price...
$
24,559
NEW 2013 FORD FUSION SE 4 DR.
MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,625
LUNDEEN DISCOUNT . . . . . . . -$1,424
FORD RETAIL CASH . . . . . . . .-$1,000
FORD CREDIT CASH* . . . . . . . . .$500
2.5 4 CYL.
6 SPEED AUTO
PW, PL
P. SEAT
FOG LIGHTS
& MORE
#12759
Summer Sale Price...
$
21,701
NEW 2013
FORD EDGE
AWD SEL
Ron will be at the dealership all day!
MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,340
LUNDEEN DISCOUNT . . . . . -$1,590
FORD RETAIL CASH . . . . . . -$1,500
FORD CREDIT CASH* . . . . . . . -$500
FORD BONUS CASH . . . . . . .-$1,000
FORD RETAIL BONUS . . . . . . -$500
3.5 V6
6 SPD. AUTO
CLOTH INT.
REVERSE SENSING
TOUCH ENTRY
PWR. DRIVER`S SEAT
TRAILER TOW PKG.
#12799T
Summer Sale Price...
$
29,250
320-274-8211 800-457-8969
www.lundeenford.com
SALES HOURS: 8-8 M-TH; 8-7 FRI.; 8-4:30 SAT.
PARTS & SERVICE: 7:30-6 M-TH; 7:30-5:30 FRI.; 8-NOON SAT.
ABOVE PRICES PLUS TAX, LICENSE & FEES, O.A.C.
GREAT PRICES &
HISTORICALLY
LOW INTEREST
RATES!
POP &
POPCORN
SERVED
ALL WEEK!
$
200 GAS CARD
*
w/Any Pre-Owned Trucks, SUVs & CUVs
(over $9,000 in value)
Sold During Sept. 9th-14th
Sold & Delivered. Must Present Coupon.
*1 per customer. All previous sales not eligible.
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6 SPD. AUTO
HTD FRONT SEATS
ALL WEATHER
MATS
& MORE
#12504
MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,900
LUNDEEN DISCOUNT . . . . . . . . .-$774
FORD REBATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . -$2,000
Summer Sale Price...
$
18,126
ALL REMAINING NEW 2013 INVENTORY WILL BE PRICED TO SELL!
END OF SUMMER SALE ~ SEPT. 9TH - SEPT. 14TH
Ron Tiemann was born in 1931 and grew up in Rogers, MN. Ron started working in the Automotive
Business at Buffalo Ford in 1949 at the age of 17 in Parts and Service and started selling cars in 1965. He
also worked 30 years at Buffalo Ford (previous name of Lakeview Motors or Bill Matthews Motors), 5
years at Al Johnson Buick in Buffalo, and Ryan Chevrolet of Buffalo.
Ron has worked the past 24+ years at Lundeen Brothers Ford in Annandale. One of Rons comments
about the past 64 years in the automotive field was that back in 1965 the 4 wheel drive pickup truck was
being introduced and the cost was $5,000. Today a 4 wheel drive pickup costs $60,000.
Ron commented about his life as a car salesman: ITS BEEN FUN! ITS BEEN A GOOD RIDE.
Well, Good Luck to you Ron, and we all wish you all the BEST. Thank You!
1952: Ron, left, with Bert
Bjorklund Sr. at Lakeview
Motors in the service dept.
1979: Celebrating
Rons 30 Years with
Ford.
1954: Ron sold the last
tractor at Lakeview
Motors.
Ron, right, with Vince
Lundeen, left,, at
Lundeen Brothers Ford.
Throughout the state, 69 per-
cent of topsoil is considered to
have short or very short mois-
ture. Furthermore, subsoil mois-
ture is considered short or very
short in 61 percent of the state.
No topsoil or subsoil moisture
levels in the state are classified
as surplus.
In central Minnesota, I
heard a guy on public radio say-
ing if they didnt irrigate in
Sherburne County, there would-
nt be anything, Nicholi said.
In Dakota County, where I am,
there are soybeans that are dead.
Theyre not coming back.
The latest U.S. Drought
Monitor report, released Sept. 5,
paints a picture of just how dry
central Minnesota is: all of
Sherburne and Meeker counties
are in a severe drought, along
with the majority of Wright,
Kandiyohi, Stearns, Benton and
McCleod counties and a portion
of Mille Lacs, Pope, Swift,
McLeod, Isanti and Anoka
counties.
That represents nearly 5 per-
cent of the state, compared to 20
percent of the state at the same
time a year ago. An additional
53 percent of the state is expe-
riencing moderate drought,
compared to 38 percent a year
ago.
In addition to the lack of
moisture, the temperature is
also impacting crops.
We know its been hot,
Nicholi said. Even when we
look at the crop report, we know
you can have hot temperatures,
but you still need a number of
days to make up for late plant-
ing.
While farmers planted early
in 2012, the opposite was true in
2013, which is evident by some
key numbers.
Farmers have 50 percent of
corn in dent stage, Nicholi
said. Last year at this time it
was 95 percent. Keep in mind,
last year was an anomaly, but
even if you look at the five-year
average of 72 percent, were 22
percent behind. With soy-
beans, only seven percent are
dropping leaves. The normal
five-year average is 17 percent.
People always remember what
happened last year, which was
47 percent.
While much of the talk is
about the corn crop, Nicholi
said he is more concerned about
the soybean crop.
We say August rains help
make the soybean crop,
Nicholi said. We didnt get
that. We didnt have the advan-
tage of that, so well have lower
soybean yields and a concern
with that, whereas I think some
of the corn crop will be OK.
Bloomberg News recently
reported that the November de-
livery contract for soybeans is
rising as the USDA is expected
to reduce the domestic soybean
harvest estimate from 3.255 bil-
lion bushels last month to 3.134
billion bushels.
The most recent USDA-Na-
tional Agriculture Statistics
Service crop rating shows 54
percent of the nations crop in
good to excellent condition,
down 2 percent from the previ-
ous week while 17 percent of
the crop is considered very poor
or poor. Soybean ratings saw a
similar 2 percent decrease in
good- and excellent-rated crops,
with just slightly more than half
of the crop fitting that descrip-
tion.
One thing we dont talk
about a lot is the condition of
pastures, Nicholi added, refer-
encing a 23 percent good rating,
and 48 percent poor or very
poor rating, for the states pas-
tures. Thats gone dormant.
Whether you have horses, cattle
or dairy, the quantity and qual-
ity of feedstuff will be of con-
cern. Farmers need to plan
ahead.
Some area farmers are plan-
ning ahead by cutting silage.
For the corn thats still stand-
ing, farmers may have a diffi-
cult decision to make.
If it gets bad enough, farm-
ers will have to decide which
fields to harvest first, Nicholi
said.
He has a word of advice for
farmers, regardless of their
crop.
Whether its pasture or a
crop, its important to look at all
the factors and make your
plans.
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The map at the right shows
that nearly 80 percent of
the state was experiencing
some sort of drought, as of
the U.S. Drought Monitor
on Sept. 3. Several central
counties, including Wright,
are experiencing severe
drought. Overall, 69 per-
cent of the states topsoil is
considered to have short or
very short moisture, as is
61 percent of subsoil.