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The Maple Lake

Volume 120, Number 47 Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com

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Gear-Head Get Together, a roaring success


by Bob Zimmerman
Correspondent

Book Club: page 5

Summer Storytime:
page 8

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Bigger and better than


ever, is how Gear-Head chairman, Scott Chantland, described Saturdays fifth annual
Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce Gear-Head Get Together
event .

A successful event, is the


description of the 29th annual
EAA Chapter 878 Fly In/Drive
In at the Maple Lake Airport
provided by Fly-In chairman,
Kurt Pennuto.
Having both events on the
same day for the second year in
a row provided attendees with

an opportunity to explore a wide


variety of machines and experiences. People could easily move
between the events using the
free shuttle service which eased
traffic and parking congestion.

Gear-Head
continued on page 6

Top Right: Linda Gustafson from Eden Prairie owns a summer cabin in the area and
has participated in Gear-Head the past three years. Gustafson displayed her one-of-akind pink 1956 Thunderbird convertible, complete with an artificial flamingo-feathered
boa and fake eyelashes on the headlamps. (Photo by Lynda Zimmerman) Below Top
Right: The Piper L4-J taking off from the Maple Lake Airport. Owner Tom Ryan and pilot
J. Ferrell explained that this type of plane was used in World War II for forward artillery
support, locating targets and directing fire. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman) Below: An aerial
shot of Birch Avenue on Saturday at the Gear-Head Get Together. (Photo by John Rivers)

Coming up
7th Grade & New
Student Orientation
is Sept. 1
Maple Lake Public
Schools & St. Tims
Parish School Open
Houses are Sept. 2
Labor Day is Sept. 7
School starts Sept. 8

Culvert
replacement
on Co. Rd. 35
near CSAH 8
Traffic routes affected
The Wright County Highway
Department would like to inform the public of a three-day
road closing.
County Road 35, in
Chatham/Marysville townships,
100 feet west of CSAH 8 (Rassat), will be closed Monday (August 31) through Wednesday
(Sept 2) to all traffic for the removal and 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 7:00 a.m.
Monday and end at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday.
The Wright County Highway
Department asks your cooperation in this matter to ensure the
safety of both the traveling public and the maintenance crew. If
you have any questions, please
call 763-682-7383 between 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
Friday.

Left: Thomas Johnson, age


6, of Maple Lake, is shown
with Dozt the Clown and
the sword she made for
him out of balloons at the
Fly-In on Saturday which
was a part of the Gear-Head
Get Together. (Photo by
Charlene Wurm) Above: An
estimated 650 to 750 vehicles were displayed at this
years Gear-Head.
(Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Little dresses
bring big smiles
Local woman wins fair award
with pillowcase dresses

A night at the movies

Extra DWI
enforcement
On a hot summer day, its easy
to throw back a few drinks while
enjoying the beach or fishing on
the dock, and its easy to forget
that driving home with a buzz is
drunk driving. As summer winds
down, the Wright County Sheriffs Office will be turning up the
heat on drunk drivers starting August 21 as deputies will be conducting extra DWI patrols
through September 7.
The enforcement is part of a
statewide effort with officers,
deputies and troopers from more
than 300 agencies working overtime with funding provided by
the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration. The Minnesota Department of Public
Safety Office of Traffic Safety
(DPS-OTS) coordinates the
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
enforcement and education effort.

(Photos by Bob Zimmerman)


Jointly sponsored by the City
of Maple Lake and the Sherburne-Wright Cable Commission, Movies on Birch are one
of the highlights of the Maple
Lake summer.
Despite the heat and the mosquitos, over 200 people attended
Friday nights free outdoor
movie Cars 2.
As hot as it was we had a
great turn-out, said event facilitator Elizabeth Borell.

DWIEnforcement

Movie on Birch

continued on page 10

continued on page 11

LuAnn Grant of Maple Lake made these dresses out of


pillow cases. She won first place at the Wright County
Fair this summer for her creative work and soon will be
shipping the dresses off to Little Dresses for Africa, an
organization that sends pillowcase dresses to poor children in Africa.
(Photo by Brenda Erdahl)
by Brenda Erdahl
Correspondent

LuAnn Grant of Maple Lake


has a hidden talent that few people knew about until she won
first place at the Wright County
Fair.
She sews dresses, but not ordinary dresses. Her dresses are
made out of gently-used pillowcases and they are used to clothe
little girls in Africa.
The semi-retired Grant has
been making these simple yet

elegant little creations since last


winter and sending them to
Africa through an organization
called Little Dresses for Africa.
This summer her husband talked
her into submitting one to the
fair. To her surprise she won
first place in the Thrift Garments category which honors
items made out of recycled materials.

Little Dresses
continued on page 9

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August 19, 2015

Brutes
Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
Vanna and I spotted three turkeys along the north side of Ney
Park last week. The were on the edge of the road and retreated
quickly into the standing corn. The same day I was driving by Punchochars pheasant farm on Spruce Ave. when a mink ran across
the road near Frank Hogans home. Another day a young pheasant
flew out of Potters bean field across from Ney Park. Neither I nor
my coffee drinking buddies have noticed any Possums this year
which is a good sign as they rob eggs from pheasant nests, but I did
see a road-kill young pheasant on County Road 8 near Silver Creek.
. . the pheasant roosters are quiet time this time of the year and
seldom are heard unless they are startled. . .
*
*
*
Some of my fishing friends suggested I must be fishing the wrong
lake, which I readily agreed to, hoping for a good hint only to find
out they were referring to the Bedford, Indiana group that was
pinched for taking nearly 700 crappies and sunfish over their limits.
They were fishing on Upper Cormorant Lake, west of Detroit
Lakes. The DNRs TIPs program led to an investigation and the
conservation officers found the evidence in the freezers inside the
groups cabins. If convicted, the six could be ordered to pay a fine,
plus $5 restitution for each fish and lose their fishing license for
three years. That could have bought a lot of lobster!
*
*
*
Ken Hennen and I took in the Friday nights hot and humid
Howard Lake-Delano baseball game which lasted over three hours
with Delano winning 12-9. HL defeated Loretto 3-2 Saturday and
won 13-3 over Delano for the Region Championship. Maple Lake
Laker pitchers drafted by the state tournament teams were Mitch
Wurm, Howard Lake; Todd Fuller and Chad Raiche, Delano; and

Jeremy Schmidt, Loretto. The state tournament begins on Friday


with games at Watkins and Cold Spring.
*
*
*
Saturdays Gear Head Get Together was another resounding success the streets lined with vintage and collectible cars and just about
any other four stroke engine available. Many of those vehicles on
display must have created a lot of nostalgia for the spectators and
the immaculate 1958 Corvette convertible caught my eye and
topped them all. Ive never seen as many 1957 Chevrolets as there
were this year. Ed Vinkemeier, employee at Maple Lake Lumber,
said he was in town with his 57 at 6:30 a.m. to get a good spot on
Birch Ave. across from WCCA. The next block south was already
filled by them, he said. Another local exhibitor, Kip Blizil, drove
his blue and white 20 hp. hobby farm tractor uptown for the day.
He commented he thinks it was manufactured in either China or
Japan and is still researching its origin. The display of vintage dragsters (funny cars) was another hit with the huge crowd of spectators.
My hat is off to those people who have the patience to restore vehicles to show room condition. Some may be doing it for the monetary gain, but for most I assume its a labor of love. It was an
extremely hot and humid day, but that didnt stop a photographer
and three ladies dressed from various time periods who took advantage of the vehicles for background. The World War II German
Army halftrack and a motorcycle with a side car was another item
that caught my eye. The side car was equipped with a machine gun
and both items looked like they had been through a war! A display
of small engines (miniatures) from the hit and miss era of engines
also captured my attention as did the vehicles John and David
Rivers had on display. Davids 1910 Buick was one I hadnt seen
before. By the time I had walked the streets lined with vehicles I
was pretty well bushed and enjoyed one of the Lions Club hamburgers before I called it a day. I never did get out to the airports
EAA fly in, maybe next year! When I took Vanna outside for her
nightly bathroom break at 10:30 I could hear the music from the
Legion Clubs parking lot dance which I understand drew a good
sized crowd. The promoters of the Gear Head Get Together need
more thanks than I can give them in this column for putting on a
great event which seems to grow and grow.

County growth continues at steady pace


by John Holler
Correspondent

It would stand to reason that,


after 25 years of rapid and expanding growth, that Wright
Countys growth would slow at
some point. Then again, maybe
not.
At the Aug. 12 meeting of the
Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board was presented with the 2014 state
demographer population estimates. What makes the estimates
important is that, when it comes
to funding from the state and
federal government based on
population, state demographer
numbers become the official
population for those years.
Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala presented the figures and
said that, despite using a sometimes convoluted formula for
basing population on household
numbers and differing persons
per household for city and township, the numbers are pretty reflective of the actual numbers.
In 2010, we looked at the
numbers based on the growth
that had been projected over the
previous nine years of demographer numbers and they were
very close, Hiivala said. You
cant do a census every year because of the expense and the
work associated with it, but the
demographer numbers are a
pretty accurate reflection of the
population now.
The population of Wright
County is now set at 129,946
an increase of 1,487 from 2013
and a spike of 5,246 since the
2010 census. Unlike the years
leading up to the 2010 census,
the board is managing the size of
its five commissioner districts as
expected when the new configuration was developed.
Following the 2000 census,
there was some highly-con-

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commissioners concerning the
adjustments that were made to
the county district map. At the
time, a couple of commissioners
complained that the layout of the
map would almost immediately
create a disparity in the size of
commissioner districts, as the
population in the county continued to explode along the I-94
corridor.
That concern came to pass.
By 2005, the difference in the
sizes of the commissioner districts made it obvious that, due
to the growth in specific areas of
the county, that redistricting
would have to take place and
that the disparity was so pronounced that all five commissioners would be statutorily
required to run for re-election in
2012.
This time around, when the
redistricting map was drawn, it
was taken into consideration that
the areas most prone to growth
should have the smallest population from the starting point. The
largest district was District 1,
represented by Christine Husom
at 27.072. The smallest was District 3, represented by Mark
Daleiden, at 22,742 within the
constraints of the state requirements of redistricting, but taking
into account that there is disproportionate growth in the Otsego
and St. Michael areas. Of the
1,487 more residents of the
county, 614 of them (41 percent)
came from District 3. Just 119
came into District 1 (8 percent).
I know there was some consideration put into the highgrowth areas of the county when
the districts were drawn, but I
dont know if was an over-riding
factor in the option that was chosen, Hiivala said. Fortunately,
the numbers are all looking good
given the areas that continue to

grow.
For 25 years, Wright County
has been growing on a rapid,
seemingly never-ending pace. As
Hiivala sees it, there is no reason
to believe that the county wont
continue to grow at a steady rate
for the not-too-distant future.
I deal with numbers, but the
population of the county is a
number that we have nothing to
do with at the county level, Hiivala said. In 2007, there was
only one city in the county with
a population of 10,000 Buffalo. Now we have four. As the
Twin Cities metro area continues
to expand, Wright County still
looks like somewhere they are
going to move toward. I dont
think theres any reason to think
that its going to slow down.
BY THE NUMBERS
The following are the population figures currently being used
by the State Demographic Center for the projected populations
of the cities and townships in
Wright County. The formula
uses household estimates as the
basis for determining population
and serves as the official population numbers between U.S. Census periods. The population
projections have been broken
down by commissioner district.
Because two commissioners represent the City of St. Michael,
the increase in population was
proportionally added equally to
both districts using the figures
from the 2010 census, which
was 55.6 percent of the population in District 3 and 44.4 percent in District 4.
DISTRICT 1 (Commissioner
Christine Husom)
CITY/TOWNSHIP
2010
2014
Change
Albion Township
1,255 1,311 +56
Annandale

3,228 3,322 +94


Buffalo
15,453 15,911 +458
Buffalo Township
1,804 1,860 +56
Chatham Township
1,302 1,349 +47
Corinna Township
2,322 2,406 +84
South Haven
187
190
+3
Southside Township
1,521 1,544 +23
TOTAL
27,072 27,893 +821
DISTRICT 2 (Commissioner
Pat Sawatzke)
CITY/TOWNSHIP
2010
2014
Change
Clearwater
1,735 1,775 +40
Clearwater Township
1,306 1,374 +68
Maple Lake
2,059 2,109 +50
Maple Lake Township
2,048 2,130 +82
Monticello
12,759 13.125 +366
Monticello Township
3,181 3,255 +74
Silver Creek Township
2,335 2,431 +96
TOTAL
25,423 26,199 +776
DISTRICT 3 (Commissioner
Mark Daleiden)
CITY/TOWNSHIP
2010
2014
Change
Dayton
54
54
0
Otsego
13,571 14,968 +1,397
St. Michael (Precinct 1B)
9,117 9,443 +325
TOTAL
22,742 24,465 +1,722

County Growth
continued on page 10

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CARD OF THANKS:
The family of the late Jim
Campbell wishes to express
their appreciation to all those
who offered kindness, generosity, support and comfort in our
bereavement. Our special
thanks to Father John Meyer for
his meaningful funeral service;
Krista Tarbox and Sarah Goelz

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Post 7664 members and American Legion Post 131 members
for the Honorable 21 Gun
Salute; and the delicious food
from B & P Catering.
Your many acts of sympathy
continue to be a great comfort
to us in our time of sorrow.

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August 19, 2015

Aug. 17 Wright County Schools propose operating and projects levies to voters
deficit spending for quite some most of the funds generated from would not be in the best interest
Sheriffs report
time, Board Chair Arnie that increase will be used for the of kids.
by Katie Friedman
Correspondent

On July 10, Darren James


Jones, 29, of Cokato, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County apprehension and detention order for domestic assault
violation.
On July 10, Glen Raymond
Lambert, 34, of Maple Lake,
was arrested in Maple Lake on
a Wright County warrant for
malicious punishment of a
child.
On July 10, John Joseph
Coolen, 34, of Buffalo, was arrested in Howard Lake on the
charge of 5th degree assault.
On July 12, Garrett Harrison
Carlson, 18, of Dassel, was arrested in Dassel on the charges
of fleeing law enforcement in a
motor vehicle.
On August 12, Alex Melvin
Luna, 18, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Watonwan County warrant for
financial card fraud violation.
On August 12, Mathew
Frank Spelker Johnston, 26, of
Monticello, was arrested in
Monticello on Wright and Scott
County warrants for theft.
On August 12, Robert Allan
Besch, 44, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge
of disorderly conduct.
On August 12, Thomas
Michael Bartosh, 38, of St.
Michael, was arrested in St.
Michael on a Wright County
warrant for domestic assault.
On August 13, Wyatt James
Moeller, 19, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County apprehension and detention order for 5th degree controlled substance violation.
On August 13, Robert Joseph
Smith, 37, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Hennepin
County warrant for disorderly
conduct.

On August 14, Joseph


Macarthur Rivard, 24, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on
a Wright County warrant for 5th
degree possession of a controlled substance violation.
On August 14, Dallas Dean
Salmela, 31, of Clearwater, was
arrested in Maple Lake on the
charge of 2nd degree DWI.
On August 14, David
Michael Welter, 52, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on a MN
Department of Corrections apprehension and detention order
for terroristic threats violation.
On August 14, Danny K.
Mead, 31, of Monticello, was
arrested in Maple Lake on the
charge of giving false information to law enforcement and a
Wright County warrant for violation of an order for protection.
On August 14, Cod William
Gulick, 35, of St. Michael, was
arrested in St. Michael on the
charge of domestic assault.
On August 16, Brittney
Nicole Meihofer, 25, of Rockford, was arrested in Rockford
on the charges of domestic assault and violation of conditions
of release.
On August 17, Vanessa Jean
Smith, 37, of Cokato, was arrested in Sherburne County on a
Wright County warrant for unlawful possession of a legend
drug.
There were 25 property damage accidents, 7 personal injury
accidents, 3 hit and run accidents and 3 car-deer accidents.
There were 7 arrests for
DWI, 2 underage consumption
arrests, no school bus stop arm
violations and 35 tickets for
miscellaneous traffic violations
reported this week.

Aug. 10 Wright County


Attorneys report
Gebert, Cynthia Lynn, age
37, of Maple Lake, sentenced
on 08/04/15 for Probation Violations for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the Fifth
Degree to 24 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey.
Goehring, Michael David,
age 45, of Clearwater, sentenced on 08/07/15 for Driving
After Cancellation to 90 days
jail, $3,000 fine; 90 days,
$2,800 stayed for two years on
conditions of probation, pay
$200 fine plus surcharges, pay
$75 public defender co-payment, have no same or similar
violations. Sentenced by Judge
Mottl.
Grabill, Nicholas Adam, age
21, of Clearlake, sentenced on
08/07/15 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to
365 days jail, $300 fine; 363
days stayed for two years on
conditions of probation, serve 2
days jail, pay $300 fine plus
surcharges, attend MADD
Panel, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow
all recommendations, provide
DNA sample, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Halsey.
Heidelberger, Derek Steven,
age 25, of Montrose, sentenced
on 08/07/15 for Misdemeanor
Criminal Damage to Property in
the Fourth Degree to 90 days
jail, $1,000 fine; 89 days, $850

stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve 1 day


jail, pay $150 fine plus surcharges, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.
Nguyen, Sang Phu, age 48,
of Cokato, sentenced on
08/06/15 for Misdemeanor
Fourth Degree DWI to 90 days
jail, $100 fine; 90 days stayed
for one year on conditions of
probation, pay $100 fine plus
law library fee, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Davis.
Purtilo, Tyler Steven, age
26, of Maple Lake, sentenced
on 08/06/15 for Felony Assault
in the Third Degree to a stay of
imposition for five years on
conditions of probation, serve
45 days jail, pay $500 fine plus
surcharges, provide DNA sample, have no use or possession
of firearms or dangerous
weapons and do not go hunting
with anyone who is hunting, do
not register to vote or vote until
discharged from probation,
have no contact with victim, undergo a chemical dependency
assessment and follow all recommendations, undergo a psychological evaluation and
follow all recommendations,
have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, pay
restitution, stay out of bars or
liquor stores, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Halsey.

Aug. 17 Maple Lake


Fire Department report
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department and Ambulance
Service responded to the following emergencies during the
past week:
Aug. 17, 3:15 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the St.
Cloud Hospital ER.
Aug. 15, 9:18 p.m.: Medical.

No ambulance transportation.
Aug. 13, 7:43 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Allina
Ambulance.
Aug. 11, 1:10 a.m.; Mutual
aid call from Buffalo, cancelled.
There were no fire emergencies during the same time period.

The Maple Lake School


Board has resolved to propose
referendums on operating and
capital projects levies for taxpayers consideration November 3.
It is a move board members
have been weighing over the
past spring and summer, as reserve funds have steadily declined and more than $400,000
in overspending is anticipated in
the coming school year. Consequently, the board has decided to
ask voters for an operating levy
referendum amount in the neighborhood of $500,000, to offset
deficit spending and to perhaps
reinstate some programming that
has been dropped over recent
years.
A 10-year, $100,000 capital
projects levy referendum, to be
used for technology needs, also
received unanimous agreement.
The schools have not brought
a referendum to the voters since
2007, and a 2006 operating levy
will expire next year.
Before taking a vote at their
most recent meeting, Monday,
Aug. 10, board members discussed a number of issues, the
first of which was whether or not
to propose the levies at all.
Weve been running at

Michalicek said. And the fund


balance is running out.
Superintendent Mark Redemske, estimating the current
fund balance to be about $1 million, told board members while
that might sound like a large
amount for an individual checking account, for a school district,
it is not.
The state legislature, he explained, has not kept up with the
schools needs.
They make it sound like they
gave us tons of money with a
two-percent increase, he said,
but that barely keeps up with
inflation.
Another factor, he said, has
been a dramatic drop in enrollment. A 2005 demographic study
projecting increased enrollment
was proved to be correct through
the years leading up to the housing market crash, after which
projections and actual numbers
diverged sharply. And next
years budget, while it includes
the 2006 operating levy due to
expire next year, nevertheless
falls $400,000 short of actual
budget demands. A slim ray of
hope has appeared in the form of
increased enrollment projections, but Redemske noted that

hiring of an additional teacher.


And while he retains hope that
enrollment increases will be a
continuing trend, he does not expect a repeat of the increases the
district saw in the era of a decade
ago.
Asked which programs hed
like to see reinstated, Redemske
listed an elementary art program,
a high school physics teacher
and adding a business-licensed
teacher to the staff. Technology,
he added, is also a challenging
area to keep up with, as devices
break down or reach obsolescence in a matter of years and
costs of up-to-date implementation remain high.
In any case of over-spending,
Michalicek pointed out, there are
only two choices for remedy: to
cut spending or to increase revenue.
Boardmember Joe Paumen
asked what $400,000 in further
cuts to the budget would look
like.
It was painful this year, Redemske said. It would really be
deep. In time, he said the district would need to combine different levels in the elementary
school or cut one class at each
level actions, he said, that

The district also has a policy


of keeping six months worth of
expenses on hand, which has
been especially challenging over
recent years as various maintenance and infrastructure emergencies have arisen.
I can say, the last five years
weve made budget cuts, and its
miserable, Redemske said.
Everybody hates them you
guys hate them, the staff doesnt
like it, people in the community
are wondering why we cant do
some of these other things.
Weve done our best to tighten
up our budget, and it wasnt like
there was a lot of play to begin
with. We were not spending
money frivolously around here
in 2003, and we certainly arent
now.
What the matter came down
to, Michalicek summarized, was
the boards decision on going to
the voters with a choice between
an increase in taxes or further
cuts to school staff and programs. We basically cant
spend money we dont have, he
said. Were not the federal government.

School Board
continued on page 8

County sets budget committee hearings


by John Holler
Correspondent

It may be the dog days of


summer, but the Wright County
Board of Commissioners is already looking ahead to 2016. At
its Aug. 11 meeting, County Coordinator Lee Kelly presented
the commissioners with the
schedule for the annual budget
committee of the whole meetings, which will review the proposed budgets for several county
departments.
This is an annual ritual for
the commissioners, Kelly said.
Under state law, we have to
have our draft budget and levy
completed by the end of September. As a result, we schedule our
budget committee of the whole
meetings starting in August to
meet the timeline, and the scheduling is pretty aggressive to get

them all done.


The process will begin following the Aug. 25 board meeting with the presentation of the
overview of the budget and the
goals the board will set for the
final budget figures, which is
followed by individual department head budget reviews as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 26 1
p.m. Court Services; 1:15 p.m.
County Attorney; 1:30 p.m.
Sheriffs/Corrections; 3:15 p.m.
Health and Human Services.
Thursday, Aug. 27 9 a.m.
Road and Bridge; 10:30 a.m.
Parks; 11:30 a.m. Great River
Regional Library; 1 p.m. Assessor; 1:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning; 1:45 p.m. Veterans
Services.
Monday, Aug. 31 9 a.m.
Auditor/Treasurer; 9:30 a.m.

County Board; 9:40 Building


Care and Maintenance; 10:15
a.m. Administration; 10:30 a.m.
Budget 100; 11 a.m. Information
Technology.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 10:30
a.m. Health and Human Services.
Thursday, Sept. 3 1 p.m.
Extension; 1:15 p.m. Recorder;
1:30 p.m. Surveyor.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 10:30
a.m. Court Administration; 11
a.m. Road and Bridge (if
needed)
Monday, Sept. 14 3:30
p.m. Health and Human Services
(if needed).
The board is expected to
adopt a draft budget and certified
levy at its Sept. 29 board meeting. After that point, neither the
budget figure nor the levy can go
up. It can only stay the same or

be reduced at that point. Getting


to that point will take some long
hours, but Kelly and the commissioners are up for the task.
With the new commissioners coming on board in 2013 and
myself being new to the job,
there was a lot of learning the
ropes of doing the budget
process, Kelly said. But now
that everyone has done it for a
couple of years now, I think the
process goes smoother. Its still
time consuming and takes a
while to accomplish, but everyone knows what to expect coming into it and the commissioners
will be working to arrive at a
budget and levy figure that can
meet the needs of the county in
2016.

County Board
continued on page 8

New guide helps parents teach teenagers safe driving habits


The Safe Roads Alliance,
Cenex and West Bend Mutual Insurance have partnered with the
Minnesota Department of Public
Safety (DPS) to produce a new
guide that provides parents and
guardians with a simple, easy-tofollow plan designed to help
teens to get the experience they
need to be safe, smart drivers.
Drivers between 16- and 19years-old are more than twice as
likely to be involved in a crash as
drivers in other age groups, said
Donna Berger, director of the
DPS Office of Traffic Safety.
Parents play a critical role in
their childrens education. This
guide encourages parents to expose teenagers to a variety of en-

hanced supervised driving experiences that will help them become knowledgeable and safe
drivers.
The Parents Supervised
Driving Guide is filled with information and lessons on driving
basics, parental pointers, and licensing qualifications that are
helpful to parents of new drivers.
The guide is supplemented by
the Safe Roads Alliance RoadReady mobile app, which can
track the required supervised
driving time of 50 hours, including 15 hours of night driving.
The enhanced Graduated
Driver Licensing law took effect
earlier this year in Minnesota. It
increases the minimum number

of hours teens must practice driving before licensure and requires


a supervised driving log. It also
requires all driver education programs to offer parent awareness
classes which provide information on teen driving risks, laws,
and the important role parents
play in influencing teen safe
driving behaviors.
West Bend President and
CEO Kevin Steiner stated, The
skills outlined in this guide are
meant to help teens learn to be
better drivers. It is one of the
many ways West Bend works to
help Minnesota families.
The guide focuses on the role
of the parent in the teen driver
education process and encour-

ages parents and teens to drive


together in a variety of weather
conditions and unfamiliar settings, city and heavy traffic
routes, and various times of day.
According to a Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia study, Driving Through the Eyes of Teens,
teen drivers whose parents are
highly involved in the teen driver
education process were half as
likely to get in a car crash, 71
percent less likely to drive intoxicated, 30 percent less likely to
use a cell phone while driving,
and twice as likely to wear seatbelts.

Safe Driving
continued on page 8

Three new members named to local nonprofit board


True Friends, a nonprofit
agency providing life-changing
camp and other services to individuals with disabilities, announced that three new
members have been selected to
serve on the organizations
board of directors. The new
members include a former camp
counselor, previous board member of Camp Friendship and parent of a participant.
The new board members are:
Todd Dyste, Marilyn Hallstrom
and Tina Hebert.
Todd Dyste has a long history
with Camp Courage, starting as
a kitchen staff member and
quickly converting to counselor
in 1967. He worked at the camp
for several summers, including
one as the horse and farm director. He also met his wife, Mary
Korzeniowski, while working at

camp. Dyste is an owner of


R&M Manufacturing in Buffalo.
He currently serves on the True
Friends Facilities Committee
and brings a skill set that includes: business, finance, fund
raising and construction trades.
Im honored and thrilled to be
elected to the True Friends
board, Dyste said. I look forward to being a part of the future
vision of this wonderful organization.
Marilyn Hallstrom is not new
to board service, having served
as a Friendship Ventures board
member from 2005-2012. She
has known about the organizations services for all of her life
and has given many hours as a
volunteer. Hallstrom is the
owner of Hallstrom Consulting,
a management consulting company for the government sector.

She currently serves on the True


Friends Governance Committee
and brings knowledge of: business,
finance,
IT,
government/legislative involvement and advertising/marketing.
As someone who grew up in
the local area, I have known
about the great work of Camp
Friendship and Camp Courage,
Hallstrom said. Im looking
forward to sharing my skills and
resources in support of True
Friends new and exciting mission.
Tina Hebert is new to the
board, but not new to True
Friends, having served as the cochair of the Friendship Ventures
Capital Campaign in 2009-2010.
She is currently the chairperson
of the True Strides Advisory
Board. She first became aware
of True Friends when her son,

Nick, attended Camp Eden


Wood in 2008. Hebert works as
a channel executive for Intacct,
a cloud-based software company
that helps finance professionals.
She has expertise in: business,
sales, fund raising, IT and disability awareness. I have a special passion and interest in
serving the disability community and offering support to
other families, Hebert said.
Im excited to continue my involvement as a board member.
True Friends serves nearly
4,000 children and adults with
disabilities annually. Locations
include Camp Courage near
Maple Lake, Camp Friendship
near Annandale, Camp Eden
Wood in Eden Prairie, and two
northern Minnesota locations.
For more information visit
www.TrueFriends.org.

Community

Maple Lake Messenger Page 4


August 19, 2015

Meetings
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Aug. 25: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m.,
United Methodist Church of
Annandale, 250 Oak Ave. N.;
320-274-3380.
Aug. 25: Celebrate Recovery
(non-denominational
Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello
Covenant Church; 763-2952112.
Aug. 25: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.

And thats the


way it was . . .
Bob and the Beachcombers
headlined the Days of Old festival. ... Days of Old festivities included: a vintage car show, dunk
tanks and other games, a K-9
demonstration, and fireworks. ...
Minnesota recorded a record
spring turkey harvest when permit availability increased by 32
percent. ... And Thats The Way
It Was Five Years Ago This
Week.
The All-Star Clown Show
was held at the Maple Lake
Football Stadium. ... Maple
Lake High School seniors explored a Washington, D.C.
forum for health- and science-related careers. ... And Thats The
Way It Was 15 Years Ago This
Week.

WOW
Wellness on Wheels

Wright County Public Health


offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels van. The
WOW Van schedule is available
at www.co.wright.mn.us and
www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth or by calling our
new phone number, 763-6827516 (toll-free 1-800-362-3667
ext 7516). Please use this number for more information or to
make an appointment.
Wellness on Wheels Services
include: Adult and Child Immunizations; Health Screening:
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol (by appointment), Pregnancy, Health and Wellness;
Child Car Seat Check (by appointment); Information about:
Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise,
Nutrition, Recommendations for
Routine Medical Care, Safety Individual, Home, Car Seat,
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, Child Health, Growth & Development, Reproductive Health
& Family Planning, Infectious
Diseases, Chronic Illness, Un-

A one and a half pound loaf


of white bread cost fifty-nine
cents. ... Former Maple Lake
resident, Debra Miceli, became
a famous Japanese wrestler and
singer called Madusa. ... And
Thats The Way It Was 25 Years
Ago This Week.
The Monticello Theater
played Mary Poppins for
seven days and admission for an
adult was one dollar. ... Maple
Lake Mobile Home Park offered
free one months rent to newlyweds. ... The Minnesota State
Fair built a new 330-foot Space
Tower where passengers rode in
a revolving gondola. ... And
Thats The Way It Was 50 Years
Ago This Week.

healthy Lifestyle Behaviors,


such as Smoking, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Information and Assistance in
Accessing Resources.
For immunizations, bring
past immunization records to the
van, if available. * Van hours
Monday through Thursday are
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, August 20: Marketplace, Cokato
Tuesday, August 25: Marketplace, Annandale
Thursday,September 3:
Cub Foods, Monticello
Tuesday, September 8:
Coborns, Delano
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
http://www.co.wright.mn.us/department/humanservices/wow
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
Van. The entire test takes about
30 minutes. We have two different test options. A 12 hour fast
is required for a lipid profile including blood sugar screening.
The cost is $35. A non-fasting
test is also available. This test
gives your total cholesterol and
HDL. The cost is $25.

55+ Driver Improvement Program


The Minnesota Highway
Safety Center will be offering
55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following
days:
August 28th (4Hr. Refresher
Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Delano Sr. Center, 234 2nd St.
N., P.O. Box 108, Delano
September 8th (4Hr. Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., Buffalo Community
Center, 206 Central Ave., Buffalo
The driver improvement
course is open to the public; preregistration is required. A MN
Highway Safety & Research
Center certified instructor
teaches this class. By utilizing
the most up-to-date research in

the field, participants will be


provided the latest information
in regards to driver safety, new
laws, and vehicle technology.
The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20 and the
eight-hour course is $24. For
more information or to register,
visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or
call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-2341294.
Persons age 55 and older who
complete the course qualify for
a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three
years, according to Minnesota
law. First-time participants must
complete the initial eight hours
of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to
maintain the 10% discount.

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives


Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives by giving
blood. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS
or visiting redcrossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright County: Aug. 20: 1-7 p.m., Classic Hall & Event
Center, 220 Poplar Lane S., Annandale; Aug. 20: 12-6 p.m., First
American Bank, 12725 43rd. St. NE, St. Michael; Aug. 25: 12-6
p.m., Preferred Choice Chiropractic, 703 Thielen Drive SE, St.
Michael; Aug. 26: 12-6 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 507 County
Road 134, Buffalo; Sept. 9:1-7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic
Church, 300 1st Ave. NW, Buffalo; Sept. 15: 1-7 p.m., Orchard
Christian Church, 800 Fifth Ave., Howard Lake

August 19th Puzzle

Aug. 20: Wright Saddle


Club, 7:30 p.m., New members
welcome. Krista, 320-9633990.
Aug. 20: AA & Al-Anon,
7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Aug. 22: AA, 7:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Aug. 24: S.A.M. quilting
group, 8 a.m., St. Timothy's
Church basement.
Aug. 24: Al-Anon and
Men's 12 Step Group, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free

Programs & Events

Annual Habitat Banquet is August 19

Heres How It Works:


Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into
nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must
fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once
in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in
which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already
provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier
it gets to solve the puzzle!
Answers on Page 11

BCT auditions coming up


Nuns are coming up fast at
Buffalo Community Theater.
A sequel to the original Nunsense and Nunsense II, Meshuggah-Nuns! finds the sisters on an
all-expense paid trip on the
Faiths of All Nations cruise.
When the cast of Fiddler on the
Roof (with the exception of the
guy playing Tevye) gets sick,
the ships captain asks the sisters
and Tevye to put on a show. The
result- Meshuggah-Nuns! Hilarity reigns supreme on the high
seas with songs like Say It In
Yiddish, Contrition, In the Convent, and If I Were a Catholic.
From Sister Amnesias attempt
at magic to the sing-along Fiddlerspiel, Meshuggah-Nuns is
an ecumenical fun-fest. You
dont have to be Catholic. You
dont have to be Jewish. This is
a show for anyone who loves a
good laugh.
Meshuggah-Nuns has roles
for 1 man and 4-5 women. A list
of character descriptions and
"sides" (script excerpts) for audition purposes will be available
on the BCT website: bctmn.org.

Updates and helpful information


on auditioning will also be
posted on the Buffalo Community Theater Facebook page.
Two audition times are available: Friday, August 28, at 7
p.m. and Saturday, August 29, 1
p.m. at the Discovery Elementary School auditorium. The auditorium is located at 214 1st
Ave. NE. BCT recommends
parking on First Avenue or in the
parking lot across from the auditorium, next to the police station.
Regular rehearsals will take
place Monday through Friday
beginning September 8, leading
up to performances October 1618, 23-25. Meshuggah-Nuns
will be directed by Dave Metcalf, with music direction by
Michael Walsh.
Volunteers are needed in all
aspects of this production, so
folks are invited to stop by during auditions to sign up for set
building, ushering, etc. Don't
miss this chance to get involved
in the Community Theater.

60+ and Healthy Clinics


The 60+ and Healthy Clinics,
provided by Wright County
Public Health, provides foot
care for the senior citizens of
Wright County. Toenail trimming is offered to meet the
needs of those seniors who have
a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves.
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics
will be charging a $15 fee for
foot care services. This fee is
necessary because the clinics are
no longer being funded by grant
money. However, if you are un-

able to pay the fee, you will not


be turned away. The clinics are
hosted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions,
please ask clinic staff or call WC
Public Health at 1-800-3623667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, August 25: Monticello Senior Center, 505 Walnut
Street, Suite 3
Tuesday, September 1: Buffalo Community Center, 206
Central Avenue
For the full schedule, visit:
www.co.wright.mn.us

Senior Dining Menu Aug. 24-29


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 320-9635771.
MONDAY, Aug. 24
Tator-Tot Casserole, Cucumber/Onion Salad, Wheat Dinner
Roll, Banana, Chocolate Pudding w/Topping
TUESDAY, Aug. 25
Oven-Roasted
Chicken,
Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy,
Cinnamon Carrots, Dinner Roll,
Upside-Down Cake
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26
Lasagna, Green Beans, Lettuce Salad, Garlic Breadstick,
Raspberry Parfait
THURSDAY, Aug. 27
Liver & Onions or Hamburger Patty w/Gravy, Whipped
Potatoes w/Gravy, Mixed Veg-

etables, Wheat Bread, Cowboy


Cookie
FRIDAY, Aug. 28
Swedish Meatballs, Parslied
Potatoes, Country-Trio Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Applesauce

The Twin Cities Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host
its 37th Annual Habitat Banquet on August 19 at the Earle Brown
Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at
7:30 p.m.
Plan to attend to help preserve sporting traditions through the
creation of healthy forests for ruffed grouse, American woodcock
and other forest wildlife. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Tim Tordoff, 605-670-8360.

Check out ancestry.com, free at ML Library


Patrons of the Maple Lake Library are encouraged to stop in
and check out your family history on ancestry.com for free. If you
are not a patron of the library, you only need to fill out an application. So come join us at the library, take advantage of this opportunity, and discover your roots. Library hours are Monday and
Friday from 12 to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 12 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Submit community
programs and events to
news@maplelakemessenger.com
The Maple Lake Messenger reserves the right to
edit entries and does not guarantee publication of
community events. Space limits the size and number
of articles. Programs and Events deadline is 4 p.m.
Monday. If your information must be published, please
consider placing an ad.

Master gardeners-Wright
County is accepting applications
University of Minnesota Extension, Wright County, is inviting gardeners who are interested
in becoming a Master Gardener
to apply to the internship program. Applications are due on
October 1st.
Master Gardeners are from all
walks of life and volunteer on
behalf of the university. They are
eager to share best practices in
gardening with people in their
community that promote healthy
landscapes, healthy foods, and
healthy lives. They have completed a university-taught core
course and contributed a certain
number of hours to teaching research-based horticulture practices in their communities.
The activities of the University of Minnesota Extension
Master
Gardeners
benefit

schools, community gardens,


youth programs, environmental
education programs, farmers
markets, and much more.
Master Gardeners are required to volunteer 50 hours the
first year as interns and 25 hours
annually thereafter as certified
active Master Gardeners. Active
volunteers are also asked to participate in continuing education
each year.
For more information about
becoming a UM-Extension Master Gardener, contact Rod
Greder, Wright County Extension
(763-682-7381),
gred0014@umn.edu or Tarah
Huston
(763-682-7394),
sand0671@umn.edu or go to the
following
link
http://z.umn.edu/wrightmg.

DNR question of the week


Q: How does the DNR estimate the states pheasant population?
A: Since 1955, the DNR has
conducted annual roadside surveys during the first two weeks
of August to estimate pheasant
abundance. DNR wildlife and
enforcement staff count all
pheasants they see while driving each of 154 survey routes
one to four routes per county
in Minnesotas pheasant
range. Staff survey these 25mile-long routes in the early
mornings on days with clear
skies, light winds and heavy

dew.
Because pheasants are difficult to count, techniques used
to determine population estimates for other wildlife species
dont work with pheasants. The
annual August roadside surveys do not provide a total census, but rather an index of
relative abundance. This information is then used to monitor
changes in the pheasant population over time. The results of
the survey are reported in early
September and provide a good
forecast of the upcoming
pheasant hunting season.

Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary Dad & Mom!

Love - Nancy, Jim, John and Sue and families

Maple Lake Messenger Page 5


August 19, 2015

Church
BETHLEHEM UNITED
CHURCH OF CHRIST
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple
Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
www.bethuccml@gmail.com
mfritz@ants.edu
Interim Pastor: Michael Fritz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Fellowship; Cabinet
Meeting, Newsletter Deadline.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Choir.
CHURCH OF SAINT TIMOTHY
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
www.churchofsttimothy.org
Pastor: Father John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn
Kincs
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions; 4:30 p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462,
Maple Lake
Ph.: 763-463-9447
www.holycrossmaplelake.org
Pastors: Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
SUN.: 8:30 a.m., Lutheranism 101
& Refreshments; 9:30 a.m., Summer Service; 3 p.m., Curtis Baby
Shower.
MON.: 11 a.m., First of All
Prayer; 1 p.m., Quilters; 7 p.m.,
Bible Study.
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on
Wednesday.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK
(LCMS)
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820, 320-333-8636
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor
III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service;
11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible
Study.
SILVER CREEK
COMMUNITY CHURCH
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake,
MN 55358
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-9633957; 605-553-5240
www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.com
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30
a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study.
ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE
CHURCH
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
FRI.: 9:30 a.m., Women's Bible
Study.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 &
10:30 a.m., Worship Service
w/Communion; 9:45 a.m., Fellowship Hour.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in
Prayer.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart.
ANNANDALE UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329,
Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc
Pastor: Ruth Hograbe
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service;
10:15 a.m., Coffee Fellowship,
Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
CHURCH
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Sunday School &
Bible Study.
EAGLES GROVE CHURCH
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The
Marketplace
Ph.: 320-248-6024
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; Energized Music and Quality
Children's Programs Provided.
MT. HERMON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz

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SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship.


ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN
CHURCH
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
www.stjohns-annandale.org
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson and Tom
Heyd
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship;
10 a.m., Contemporary Worship.
BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11
a.m., Church Service.
HOSANNA LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo.
Syn.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannalcms.org
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Bible Study and Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults
Group.
WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7
p.m., Confirmation Class.
BUFFALO UNITARIAN
UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
WED.: Discussion Group Meets
the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, Sept.
thru May, 7:30 p.m., at Buffalo
Community Center, Across the
Street from the Post Office at 206
Central Ave. (Hwy. 25). For More
Information, Call Luke at 763682-4616 or Visit www.buuf.us.
Everyone is welcome.
BUFFALO EVANGELICAL
FREE CHURCH
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County
Rd. 113)
Ph. 763-682-6846; www.buffalofree.org
info@buffalofree.org
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups;
7:30 a.m., AA & Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Men's Small Group;
7 p.m., Small Groups.
SUN.: 10 a.m., Summer Worship
Service, Coffee Fellowship, Children's Church.
MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible
Study; 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry;
7:30 p.m., Men's Small Group,
AA, GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir
Practice.
BUFFALO COVENANT
CHURCH
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
www.buffalocov.org
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
FRI.: Office Closed.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship; 9:30 a.m.,
Kindergarten Milestone.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Marriage Mentor
Training.
THURS.: 9 a.m., Ladies' Mission
Connection; 6:30 p.m., Worship
Team Practice.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
LCMC
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
www.lutheran-faith.org
Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., Mon., Wed., Thurs.
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship.
WED.: 7 p.m., Worship.
CELEBRATION COMMUNITY
CHURCH
Affiliated with Evangelical Free
Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-6753003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover;
763-675-3003
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Elementary School Gymnasium.

The Maple Lake Library Book Club poses for a photo at their final summer meeting. The book club meets yearround on the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Irish Blessings Coffeehouse. Next meeting is Sept. 10 to
discuss Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Copies are available at the Maple Lake Library. For more information contact Terry at tandpmooney@gmail.com or (320) 963-3389.
Front: Molly Payne, Sandy Johnson, Nancy McDonnel, Terry Mooney, Carol Northenscold. Back: Sue Sylvester, Pat
Meyer, Char Drenckhahn, Kathy Jacobson, Pam Lemieux, and Jean Borrell.
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continued from page 1

An aerial view of the Gear-Head Get Together down Birch


Avenue.
(Photo by John Rivers)

Chantland estimated between 650 and 750 vehicles


were displayed during the day.
Birch Avenue and Division
Street were packed with customized cars, trucks and owners
happy to talk about their machines. Custom dragsters graced
Madigans parking lot alongside
a World War II era half-track
and a machine gun equipped
motorcycle. Power boats, antique snowmobiles and a wide
variety of two- and threewheeled machines gave visitors
a lot to see and talk about. People taking advantage of the
$20.00 Dyno horsepower test
could be heard revving their engines throughout the day. Swap-

pers and vendors brought loads


of wares to display. Committee
member John Rivers was, very
impressed with the turn-out and
the quality gear-head specific
items, at this years event.
The days hot weather was
not helpful for the Fly In at the
airport as an estimated 20
planes arrived. Hot air is not as
dense and provides less lift than
cooler air, making flight more
difficult. Pilots are always evaluating factors such as this when
deciding where and when to fly.
Other fly-ins happened on Saturday which also gave fliers options to choose from. Still,
about 450 pork chop dinners
were served, and 19 chapter

members volunteered to help


make the day a success. According to Pennuto, It was great to
see so many people looking at
the planes and enjoying the
pork chop dinner. Its great to
see old faces and new.
Food and entertainment were
also a big part of the day.
Wright Countys Oldest Living
Teenager, Bondo Bob, shared
music from his record collection in the morning. The Castaways performed mid-day, and
Crankshaft and the Gear
Grinders filled out the musical
afternoon. Chantland was extremely pleased with both bands
and said, Hiring a professional
sound unit really paid off.
A common theme expressed
by organizers of both events
was the role played by volunteers. John Rivers stressed,
The volunteers worked together very well, and Chantland added, The Diamond and
Dreams volunteers were huge
for us, and he gave a big,
Thank You to them. Pennuto
was also grateful for the hard
work provided by the EAA volunteers. According to Rivers,
The whole team put a lot of effort into promotion, and it really
paid off. The 49 sponsors were
also critical to the success of the

day as their contributions allowed the event to be free for


everyone attending.
Minnesota Representative
Tom Emmer dropped in and
spent about an hour checking
out the sights and sounds of the
day with John Rivers acting as
tour guide. Rivers commented
that Mr. Emmer is interested in
Maple Lake and open to considering any requests in the future.
Just a few hours after closing
time, downtown Maple Lake
was restored to its usual orderly
appearance. Thousands of people had spent the day eating,
drinking and enjoying themselves, and very little trace of
their presence was left. When
asked about the post-event conditions, Chantland said he was
not surprised because, Motorcycle and car people are some
of the nicest and neatest people
I know.
Planning for next years Get
Together is already underway,
and the committee wants to get
ideas, suggestions and constructive criticism from anyone interested
in
sharing
their
perspective. E-mails can be submitted through the website at
h t t p : / / g e a r headgettogether.com/contact/.

Gear-Head goers took special interest in the older vintage


trucks.
(Photo by Charlene Wurm)

Above - Left: Gear-Head committee member, John Rivers, with Maple Lake Ambassadors, Maddie Nelson, Heather
Blahut and Maya Ortiz. Right: Six year old, Paisley Potter, daughter of Hank Potter, formerly of Maple Lake, helped
load the mini tractors at Madigans.
(Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

Tom Cherry of Annandale attended Gear-Head for the first


time and exhibited his 1937 Chevrolet truck, which he has
fully restored with new engine, transmission, brakes,
body and box. He arrived at 6:30 a.m. and was able to secure a prime parking spot on Birch Ave. right in front of
the bakery.
(Photo by Lynda Zimmerman)
Terry Sullivan brought his 1959 Tomahawk boat and
showed off the versatility of his 1961 Mercury Outboard
rigged as a beer keg.
(Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

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Left: Not all of the machines were bright and shiny, rat rods were also a favorite of the crowd. Right: Pin-up girls, Beckah and Kate, posing on a World War II half track.
(Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

Left: Vicki Greene and Vicki Zieska work the registration table for the Gear-Head Get Together. (Photo by Charlene Wurm) Middle: Gear-Head chairman, Scott Chantland (right),
welcomed the crowd along with Mayor Lynn Kissock and Maple Lake Ambassadors, Maya Ortiz, Heather Blahut and Maddie Nelson. Right: Spectators check out a 1946 Stearman
Bi-plane owned and flown by Ray Johnson of Buffalo at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport Fly-In/Drive-In. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

Left: A machine gun-equipped motorcycle was one of the military vehicles on display. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman) Middle: Vintage dragster display. (Photo by Lynda Zimmerman)
Right: Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders entertained the crowd. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Above: Jerry Strauss of Winsted proudly displayed his shiny green 1954 Chevy 210.
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Storytime friends show off their pets

School News
MLHSadding bowling
to sports curriculum

Everyone loves a pet and that is just what we found out at Summer Storytime on August 11. Twenty-five children
brought in pictures and stuffed animals and told stories about the pets that they have at home. Marie Mavencamp
read a story about Clifford and his friends, and one about Dewey, the library cat. The children then did some fun
movement activities with their pets before decorating a pet fish with magic scratch paper. After the group picture,
the children received pet food of graham cracker doggie bones.
These children attended: Ellie Ogram, Rachel and Howard Rasset, Charlie, Lauren and Kate Peterson, Kenna Hennen, Emma McAlpine, Ella Lidberg, Elijah Dorse, Tessa Dahl, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Sophia and Alexander Norberg, Aubrey and Clifton Jude, Ryder Dettwiler, Peytyn and Colten Draeger, Max Brandstrom, Hazel Jacobson, Isabelle,
Gunnar and Axel Melgaard.
(Photo submitted by Marie Mavencamp)

School Board
continued from page 3
Paumen said the board has a
responsibility to its constituents
and their wishes. If we do nothing and we eventually spend it
down to zero, he said, its
going to be a lot harder to answer those questions of Why
did you let this happen? If we
dont give voters the option to
say, Hey, we dont want to let
that happen, its going to be a lot
harder to answer those questions
later.
Once a consensus was
reached to propose the levies,
discussion turned to the amount
of time they might run (each can
be approved for up to 10 years)
and whether an inflationary increase should be tied to the operating levy. Board members
were in agreement on a 10-year
time span, and the inflationary
increase was ultimately rejected.
A capital projects levy would increase or decrease as the districts tax capacity rises and falls.
The ballot will consist of two

questions. The first is for an operating levy for $529.60 per


pupil unit for 10 years. Based on
consultant calculations, this
amount should generate about
$500,000 per year. Redemske
stressed that the numbers do not
mean that every home owner
will see a $529.60 property tax
increase.
It goes back to the value of
the home, he explained. Board
members commented that a
chart depicting the tax impact on
a range of home values should
be published for voters consideration.
The second question will be
for a technology-supporting capital projects levy, for $100,000
annually for 10 years.
Regarding other matters on
the evenings agenda, the board:
Heard an update on community programming by new Annandale-Maple
Lake
Community Education Director
Tiffany Grube. In addition to

adult basic education and GED


programs, offerings this fall include traveling basketball, fifthand sixth-grade tackle football,
volleyball, basketball, dodgeball,
and preschool for three- and
four-year-olds.
Heard an update by head of
maintenance Brad Neutz, who
said his crew has had a productive summer, tackling projects
that included repairs to roofing,
sewer system and a boiler, improvement to two football fields
and a retractable wall, sidewalk
cutting, brush removal and a variety of painting projects. A
kitchen stove has been converted
from electric to gas, and a demo
model riding scrubber was purchased for $12,000 about
$7,000 in savings off the cost of
a brand-new machine. The board
also approved the districts longterm facility maintenance program. The 2015 legislative
session resulted in rolling deferred maintenance, health and

safety and alternative facilities


revenues into a long-term facilities maintenance program. A
new formula, based on school
building age and the following
maximum dollars per pupil unit,
is being used: $193 per pupil
unit in 2016-17, $292 in 2017-18
and $380 in 2018-19. School
districts are required to have a
board-approved, 10-year plan
for utilizing these funds. The
plan will be updated annually, allowing for adjustments.
Approved the addition of an
elementary teacher.
Approved the sixth grade
field trip to Wolf Ridge May 1113, 2016.
Approved updates to the following policies: Wellness, Meal
Charge, and Lost or Stolen
Lunch Account Identification
Numbers.
The next school board meeting will be Monday, Sept. 14, at
7 p.m.

manager. Research tells us the


single most important thing parents can do to help their teens
stay safe on the road is to allow
as much supervised practice behind the wheel as possible.
Driving with a parent builds a
new drivers confidence, and we
hope this new resource will help
parents and teens make the most
of this time together.
The free guide is available at
driver licensing offices around

the state. The RoadReady mobile app is available at the Apple


Store.
Minnesota Teen Driver Facts
Traffic crashes are the second leading killer of Minnesota
teens. (In 2013, 33 teens ages
13-19 were killed in traffic
crashes.)
Teen drivers are over-represented in crashes due to factors
like inexperience, distractions,
speeding and taking risks. (In

2013, driver inattention/distraction was the leading contributing factor of crashes involving
teen drivers at 20.5 percent.)
The greatest crash risk occurs during the first months of
teens driving independently. (In
2013, driver inexperience contributed to 12.9 percent of single-vehicle crashes involving
drivers ages 16-19, compared to
just 4.1 percent of drivers ages
20-23.)

Safe Driving
continued from page 3
As part of its commitment to
safety education, CHS Inc.
and its Cenex brand also
helped fund The Parents Supervised Driving Guide through
sponsorship. Getting a drivers
license is an exciting moment in
a teens life, but it demands a
new level of responsibility.
Practice and preparation are key
components to new driver success, said Akhtar Hussain,
CHS refined fuels marketing

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For the first time in several


years Maple Lake High School is
adding bowling to its fall team
sports curriculum.
For the 2015/2016 school year
the sport will be considered endorsed rather than recognized as
a school sport, according to
MLHS Athletic Director, Dave
Schroeder.
The United States Bowling
Congress (USBC) follows all
high school rules. The meets will
be held Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays after school at 4 p.m. until
approximately 6 p.m.
The team will create a varsity
and a JV team - depending on
how many students sign up. The
teams will bowl what is called
Baker Style bowling (each
bowler bowls a frame, bowler 1
will bowl frame 1 & 6, bowler 2
will bowl frame 2 & 7, etc.). The
teams will travel to different conference bowling alleys to compete (providing their own
transportation).
There will be a fee, but the fee
will include linage costs for practice times and the entire season of
competition.
In addition to high school
bowling, there are many tournaments available for students including individual, doubles or
team events that offer scholarship
money. There are many colleges
who now recruit bowlers, some
with substantial scholarship offers.
The season starts the first

week of school, so please act fast.


For more information please contact or stop in at: Maple Lake
Bowling Alley at 320-963-5555
or Lisa Kimmer, Wright County
Conference coordinator, by
phone 763-482-1812 or email
lisa_kimmer@hotmail.com

Minnesota Sheriff's
Association
Scholarships
Wright County Sheriff Joe
Hagerty announces the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for
2015. The Minnesota Sheriffs
Association has established this
scholarship for the awarding of
up to 15 - $600.00 scholarships
for this year. These scholarships
are due to the coordinated efforts
of the 87sheriffs in the State of
Minnesota and the many community members who are auxiliary
members of the organization.
The members of the MSA
give special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course,
or one of the two- or four-year
law enforcement degree college
programs. In order to qualify, students must have completed at
least one year of a two-year program or two years of a four-year
program. Students meeting these
criteria are invited to obtain a
scholarship application form online at www.mnsheriffs.org.
Please fill out the application and
deliver or mail it to the Wright
County Sheriffs Office before
October 15th.

County Board
continued from page 3
In other items on the Aug. 11
agenda, the board:
* Met in closed session for approximately a half-hour to discuss
an employment litigation settlement. After reconvening the
board meeting, a statement was
read to accept the settlement
reached in the Joseph Winkelman
litigation. Wright County will
contribute $50,000 to the settlement. Board Chair Michael Potter
was authorized to sign the finalized settlement agreement in the
matter. No further discussion took
place in the pubic portion of the
board meeting.
* Scheduled a committee of
the whole meeting for 10:30 a.m.
following the Sept. 15 board
meeting to review the countys
2014 exit audit from the firm of
Clifton Larson Allen.

Maple Lake

* Referred to the personnel


committee proposed revisions to
the section of the Wright County
Personnel Policy that deals with
employee probationary periods.
* Approved claims totaling
$636,126. Commissioner Mark
Daleiden pointed out that the
amount was high because of a
couple of big ticket items one
dealing with the sheriffs department impound lot and the other
being the purchase of winter deicing materials for the coming
winter season by the highway department.
* Authorized signatures on a
law enforcement contract with the
City of Clearwater for 2016-17.
* Authorized board attendance
at a ditch draining seminar that
was scheduled for Thursday, Aug.
13, in Mankato.

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Maple Lake Messenger Page 9


August 19, 2015

The Lakers are done but the pitchers move on


By Matt Brown
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake Lakers


ended their season last week
with two straight shut-out
losses, a shocking end to an otherwise excellent season. The
Lakers finished the year 30-7,
17-6 at home and 13-1 on the
road. Maple Lake won the
Highway 55 Tournament,
which featured Fairmont, Kimball, Raymond, and the Sartell
Stone Ponies, all State C qualifiers this year. The Lakers also
won the Hinckley Invitational,
beating a field that included
Maple Plain, Mora, Shakopee,
and Hinckley, all State C qualifiers. The team was featured

among the writers poll top-five


in the state most of the season,
garnering many first-place
votes.
The Lakers won with great
hitting, stout defense, and effective offense. Jeremy Schmidt
turned in another stellar year,
going 8-1, including 2 shutouts,
on 10 starts with a 2.06 ERA,
74.1 innings pitched, 91 strikeouts, and a WHIP of .82. Mitch
Wurm went 6-1 on 8 starts with
2 shutouts, throwing 62 innings
and getting 66 strikeouts to own
a 1.16 ERA and a .98 WHIP.
Wurm and Schmidt had the two
lowest ERAs in the North Star
League this year at 1.10 and
1.29,
respectively,
while

The Catch
by Jeff Plattner
2015 College Football
Preview (Part II)
After covering the ACC, Big
12, Pac 12, and SEC in Part I of
our preview, well turn our attention to the Big Ten, other
teams to consider, other players
to keep an eye on throughout the
2015 college football season,
and of course, the college football playoff; who makes it and
who wins it? Lets get started.
Big Ten
East Champ: Ohio State
(12-0) The Buckeyes have three
of the best QBs in the nation,
one of whom will play WR, the
best RB, the best DE, and
well, you get the picture. Its not
looking like a very strong year
in the Big Ten, so if Urban
Meyer and the Buckeyes can get
past Michigan State, at home,
on November 21st, theres no
reason they cant run the table
all the way to the college football playoff. Once there, Urban
Meyer would have a shot at history. Another title and Meyer
would become just the fourth
coach in D-I history with four
championships and the only
coach with two championships

at two different schools (he won


titles with Florida in 2006 and
2008).
West Champ: Wisconsin
(10-2) Believe it or not, the West
division could come down to the
final week of the season, when
the Badgers travel to Minnesota
and face the Gophers, who will
be looking to take back Paul
Bunyans Axe for the first time
since 2003. Melvin Gordon may
be in San Diego, but Paul Chryst
has a crisp system and junior
RB, Corey Clement, should fill
Gordons shoes nicely. As much
as I would love the Gophers to
win back the axe and win the
West division, the result of this
scenario is just too predictable.
Dont Sleep On: Michigan
State In Connor Cook, the
Spartans have one of the most
NFL-ready QBs in the country.
Michigan States two losses in
2014 were to Oregon and Ohio
State, who wound up meeting
for the national championship.
The Spartans will have the opportunity to avenge both of
those losses. How they fare in
those two contests will have
major implications on their

Schmidt posted the most wins


without a loss (6-0) and most
strikeouts (72) by a wide margin. Todd Fuller had a strong
year as the third starter, finishing 4-1 and owning a respectable 3.50 ERA over 36.0
innings. Brian Russell and Ben
Jungers saw limited time this
season due to arm problems,
opening up innings for Chad
Raiche (3-0), Riley Decker (30), Dusty Decker (0-0), and
Bobby Fobbe (1-0). The combined staff had a 3.12 ERA, giving up 102 earned runs on 262
hits and 89 walks while striking
out 298 for a 1.19 WHIP.
The offense was led by Luke
Fobbe this season with signifi-

cant contributions from a strong


top-to-bottom lineup. Fobbe led
the team and the North Star
League in runs (37, 30) while
leading the team in batting average (.378), hits (54), singles
(47), and total bases (65). Bert
Marsnik had a great year at the
plate as well, leading the team
in slugging (.480) and OPS
(.896) and finishing third in the
North Star League in batting
average (.422). Brian Redemske was toward the top of
most statistical categories while
leading the team in home runs
with 3, including a grand slam,
and bean-balls with 14. Matt
Bergstrom and Nate Johnson
rounded out the top-five for

hits, showing the old dogs can


still run with the pack. Raiche
had a slow start but finished
tied for most doubles (6) and
drove in a pair of home runs.
Derek Rachel quietly put together a great year at the plate
in the lower-half of the order,
showing speed and power and
owning the highest on-base percentage on the team (.449). The
lineup featured nine players
with 50+ at bats and a .300+
batting average, and a team
total batting average of .307.
The Lakers scored 279 runs on
364 hits and 139 walks while
stealing 50 bases and striking
out 125 times.
The season will continue for

a number of Laker pitchers


thanks to the North Star League
pitcher draft. Mitch Wurm was
drafted by Howard Lake, Todd
Fuller and Chad Raiche were
drafted by Delano, and Jeremy
Schmidt was drafted by Loretto.
The North Star League starts
the tournament action on August 21 at 7:30 in Watkins
where Maple Plain will play
Raymond. After that Delano
plays Sleepy Eye on August 22
at 1:30 in Watkins and Loretto
plays Long Prairie in Cold
Spring at 2:30 on August 23.
Howard Lake got a first-round
bye and will play either Fairmount or Lastrup on August 29
at 7:30 in Cold Spring.

playoff fate.
Other Notable Teams
Notre Dame (10-2) For
Notre Dame fans, such as myself, the career of QB Everett
Golson was a rollercoaster ride
from day one. However, with
Golson off to Florida State, the
job is now Malik Zaires and if
the Irish can limit their giveaways, they have the talent to
compete with anyone in the nation. Three starters return (from
injury and academic issues) to a
defense that was embarrassed
late in 2014, giving up 41.5ppg
during a 2-5 stretch, after surrendering just 12ppg over a 5-0
start. Anchoring that defense is
All-American LB Jaylon Smith.
Offensively, Zaire will have
plenty of weapons to choose
from, as five returning WRs had
more than 20 receptions, with
Will Fuller leading the way (76
rec. 1,094 yards, 15 TDs). Notre
Dame will know its playoff fate
by mid-October, when it will
have already faced Georgia
Tech, Clemson, and USC.
Boise State (12-0) Gone is
stud RB, Jay Ajayi, and his
2,358 yards from scrimmage
and 32 TDs, but the Broncos return 17 starters from a team that
won the Fiesta Bowl last year.
Boise States only problem is
they dont play anybody in the
regular season. With the college
football playoff in place, its

time Boise either a) joins a


power five conference, or b)
schedules a gauntlet of a nonconference schedule. Otherwise,
coming from the Mountain West
Conference, they have no shot at
making the playoff, even with
an undefeated record. If Boise
State joins a power five conference, the Pac-12 and Big-12 are
their most likely landing spots.

national title, versus Wisconsin,


Alabama, and Oregon.
Leonard Fournette (LSU)
As a freshman, he showed
flashes of what he can do. This
year, Fournette will carry the
load. Dont be surprised if he
flirts with doubling his 2014
numbers (1,034 yards, 10 TDs).
Samaje Perine (Oklahoma)
Perine rushed for 427 yards and
5 TDs against Kansas, breaking
the single-game rushing record.
Adrian Petersons OU single
season record of 1,925 yards
could be the next to fall.
James Connor (Pittsburgh)
Connor rushed for 1,765 yards
and 26 TDs as a sophomore,
good enough for ACC Player of
the Year honors. And at 62,
240 pounds, hes a load to bring
down.
Wide Receivers
Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss)
His sophomore year came to
an abrupt ending, on a gruesome
injury, in the final minutes
against Auburn. Treadwell was
about to cross the goal line for
the go-ahead score, when he
was yanked to the ground from
behind, his leg folding beneath
him and he fumbled. Ole Miss
was never the same without
their star. Expect a big year and
dont YouTube the play, you
wont want to see it.
Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh)
Boyd is Pitts best WR since

Larry Fitzgerald. His success


will hinge on whether or not
anyone emerges as a solid No. 2
option, which would take some
attention away from him, as he
caught over 52% of the Panthers receiving yards, in 2014.
JuJu Smith (USC) Smith
took a back seat to Nelson
Agholor in 2014, but now its
his year to shine in Pasadena.
He could easily double up his 54
receptions, 724 yards, and 5
TDs.
Rashard Higgins (Colorado
State) As a sophomore, Higgins became the Rams first AllAmerican since 1995, catching
96 balls for 1,750 yards and 17
TDs.

Little Dresses

Final Playoff Rankings


1. Ohio State
(13-0)
2. TCU
(12-0)
3. Auburn
(12-1)
4. Clemson
(12-1)
5. Alabama
(10-2)
6. Oregon
(11-2)
7. Notre Dame
(10-2)
8. USC
(10-2)
9. Florida State (10-2)
10. Georgia Tech (10-3)
College Football Playoff
No 1. Ohio State over No. 4
Clemson 38-28
No. 3 Auburn over No. 2
TCU 42-39
No. 3 Auburn over No. 1
Ohio State 23-21

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I was looking for something to do, especially in the
winter, said Grant who came
across the idea on Facebook.
She had been reading about a
woman in Iowa who sewed 100
pillowcase dresses for children
in Africa by the time she turned
100 years old.
I thought, I like to sew and
it is something I can do. I also
felt like I wanted to help in
some aspect, she said.
Grant logged onto the organizations website where she
found a simple pattern and set
to work. Since then she has
sewn 23 dresses and several
pairs of shorts for little boys out
of pillowcases that have been
donated by friends, or that she
has found at thrift stores.
She sent her first 15 outfits
to Little Dresses for Africa in
May and hopes to send another
shipment soon.
It takes about an hour for her
to make one dress and about $5
to ship 15 at a time. Altogether
she spends about $20 on her
hobby, which she figures is
pretty inexpensive considering
the good it does.
The size of the pillowcase
determines the size of the dress,
and besides some pretty straps,
Grant doesnt do much to frill
the dresses up. In fact, the organization requests plain, simple items.
They dont want anything
with zippers or buttons because
if those things break, they (the
children) cant fix them, Grant
said. Isnt that sad, that they
dont even have a needle and
thread to sew on a button.
According to the website,
Little Dresses for Africa has

Unmentioned Heisman
Hopefuls
Quarterbacks
Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett (Ohio State) Whoever
wins the job will undoubtedly
be among the Heisman frontrunners. Their combined 2014
numbers were 3,694 yards passing and 41 TDs, as well as 1,234
yards rushing and 12 TDs.
Dak Prescott (Mississippi
State) A duel-threat, Prescott
led the Bulldogs to a 9-0 start
before dropping three of their
final four. He accounted for
nearly 4,500 yards and 41 TDs.
Jared Goff (California) Cal
may not be a great team, but
Goff can fling it. He finished
2014 just shy of 4,000 yards
passing and 35 TDs.
Running Backs
Ezekiel Elliot (Ohio State)
My 2015 Heisman pick, Elliot
was unreal, rushing for 696
yards and 8 TDs during the
Buckeyes three-game run to the

These children from Uganda show their appreciation for


the pillowcase dresses made for them by volunteers like
LuAnn Grant of Maple Lake. Seeing pictures like this
makes it all worthwhile for Grant who began sewing
dresses for African children last winter.
(Photo courtesy of Little Dresses for Africa)
been
sending
pillowcase
dresses to children in Africa and
other countries in crisis since
2008. All are made by independent sewers like Grant from
all 50 states in the U.S., as well
as Australia, Canada, the UK,
and Singapore.
I ran into someone the other
day who said her church group
does it, Grant said.
Grant makes the dresses in
her spare time, mostly in the
winter when she is less busy
with outdoor activities. In fact,
shell be settling down with her
sewing machine again soon
now that summer is coming to
an end. That means shell be
needing more pillowcases.
She loves donations and is
asking anyone with gently used
pillowcases they dont use anymore to call her at 320-9633120.

Im no seamstress, I cant
make a wedding dress or fancy
things like that, but I can sew
these, she said. And my family thinks its pretty neat.
In fact, it was her husband,
Don, who encouraged her to
submit her creations to the fair.
He said he wanted me to do
it because he was proud, she
said.
But Grant doesnt sew her
dresses for the recognition.
When you see the pictures
of those kids on the Little
Dresses for Africa website, and
they are so happy in those
dresses, it makes you feel good,
that in your own small little
way you are helping. Every person makes a difference, she
said.
For more information on the
pillowcase dress program, visit
www.littledressesforafrica.org.

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DWIEnforcement

County Growth

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A Deadly Holiday
Approaching
As the end of summer nears,
Labor Day is the second deadliest major holiday with 24 fatalities over the last five years
(2010 2014) on Minnesota
roads.
Holiday Fatalities
(2010 2014)
Fourth of July: 25
Labor Day: 24
Memorial Day: 22
New Years Day: 16
Christmas: 13; Thanksgiving: 13
Drunk Driving,
a Sobering Reality
More than 25,000 drivers are
arrested for DWI in Minnesota
each year. Those alarming numbers average out to nearly three
DWI arrests per hour throughout
the state
In the last five years (2010
2014), there were 479 drunk
driving-related traffic deaths in
Minnesota and 88 people were
killed in 2014 alone.
DWI Consequences
Loss of license for up to a

year, thousands of dollars in


costs and possible jail time.
Repeat DWI offenders, as
well as first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcoholconcentration level, must use
ignition interlock in order to regain legal driving privileges or
face at least one year without a
drivers license.
Offenders with three or
more offenses are required to use
interlock for three to six years, or
they will never regain driving
privileges.
Prevent Drunk Driving
Plan for a safe ride designate a sober driver, use a
cab/public transportation or stay
at the location of the celebration.
Offer to be a designated
driver, or be available to pick up
a loved one anytime, anywhere.
Buckle up the best defense
against a drunk driver.
Report drunk driving call
911 when witnessing impaired
driving behavior. Be prepared to
provide location, license plate
number and observed dangerous
behavior.

Definitions
Driving While Impaired
(DWI) is a violation for driving
under the influence of alcohol.
Alcohol-related: any evidence of alcohol detected in a
driver, pedestrian or bicyclist.
Impaired-related: any driver,
pedestrian or bicyclist with a
blood alcohol concentration
(BAC) of .08 or above.
Drunk-driving-related: any
driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or
above.
The enhanced DWI enforcement campaign is a component
of the states Toward Zero
Deaths (TZD) program. A primary vision of the TZD program
is to create a safe driving culture
in Minnesota in which motorists
support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting
safe and smart driving behavior.
TZD focuses on the application
of four strategic areas to reduce
crashes education, enforcement, engineering, and emergency medical and trauma
response.

DISTRICT 4 (Commissioner
Michael Potter)
CITY/TOWNSHIP
2010
2014
Change
Albertville
7,044 7,262 +218
Hanover
2,329 2,548 +219
Rockford
3,890 3,952 +62
Rockford Township
3,194 3,299 +105
St. Michael (Precinct 1A)
7,282 7,540 +258
TOTAL
23,739 24,601 +862

MAPLE

DISTRICT 5 (Commissioner
Charlie Borrell)
CITY/TOWNSHIP
2010
2014
Change
Cokato
2,694 2,742 +48
Cokato Township
1,311 1,356 +45
Delano
5,464 5,757 +293
Franklin Township
2,760 2,854 +94
French Lake Township
1,172 1,216 +44
Howard Lake
1,962 2.046 +84
Marysville Township
2,147 2,203 +56

LAKE

Middleville Township
937
965
+28
Montrose
2,847 3.073 +226
Stockholm Township
959
990
+31
Victor Township
1,032 1,060 +28
Waverly
1,357 1,390 +33
Woodland Township
1,082 1,136 +54
TOTAL
25,724 26,526 +802
COUNTY TOTAL
124,700 129,946 +5,246

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The two-story, blow-up
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Maple Lake Fire Department,
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Weve had a lot of practice,
commented MLFD Chief Todd
Borell. Set at the intersection of

Birch and First streets, the giant


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A pre-movie fireworks show
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said Elizabeth Borell. I think
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The fireworks, originally
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Anniversary Celebration in
June, were saved for movie
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Maple Lake Area

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2015 Maple Lake Area


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1. What day of the month is


the City Council Meeting?
A. The first Monday
B. The second Wednesday
C. The third Tuesday
D. The fourth Friday
2. What year did the Lakers
attend their first state
tournament?
A. 1910
B. 1925
C. 1945
D. 1978
3. How many parks does
Maple Lake have?
A. 11
B. 9
C. 3
D. 6
4. About how many spectators
does Maple Lakes St. Patrick
celebration typically have?
A. 5,000
B. 2,000
C. 10,000
D. 7,000
5. What year was the Maple
Lake Library established?
A. 1999
B. 2011
C. 2007
D. 2009

1st Place: $50 in Business Bucks


2nd Place: $25 in Business Bucks
6. What year was the first
business established in
Maple Lake?
A. 1821
B. 1942
C. 1877
D. 1901

11. In what month is the


Maple Lake Community
Theater production?
A. May
B. February
C. September D. November

7. How many Area Lakes


does Maple Lake have?
A. 10
B. 9
C. 11
D. 15

12. What is the maximum


depth of Maple Lake?
A. 33 feet
B. 63 feet
C. 76 feet
D. 85 feet

8. What were the settlers going


to name Maple Lake originally?
A. White Water
B. Geneva
C. Bear Lake
D. Maple Lake was always the
first choice

13. What used to be the


name for the Gear-Head
Get Together?
A. Maple Lake Car Show
B. Days of Old
C. Maple Days
D. The Gear-Head Get Together
is the original name

9. How many places of worship


are there in the area?
A. 21
B. 19
C. 5
D. 10
10. From 2000 to 2010, by what
percent did the Wright County
population grow?
A. 10
B. 22
C. 55
D. 39

14. In 2016, the Maple Lake


Ice Fishing derby will be how
many years old?
A. 11
B. 33
C. 41
D. 52
15. How many years has the
annual Community Guide
been around?
A. 5
B. 26
C. 21
D. 12

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