Maple River/USC Wrestlers Come Away with Six Pins Against WEM-JWP

Maple River/USC wrestled in a dual meet with WEM-JWP in Janesville on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Maple River/ USC came away with pins at 113,...

Boys Improve Conference Record to 11-0

Maple River boys basketball picked up a pair of conference wins last week. The Eagles traveled to Medford on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023. Aaron Pawlitschek...

Girls Pick Up Wins Against Blue Earth Area and Medford

The Maple River girls basketball team had a busy week with three games. They went 2-1, with wins against Blue Earth Area and Medford and...

Cale Hansen Skis into First Place at Highland Hills, Mount Kato

The LCV ski team traveled to Highland Hills in Bloomington on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. The seven teams in the meet were Mound WestTonka, Minneapolis...

Maple River Elementary basketball players showed off their dribbling, passing and shooting skills

Maple River Elementary basketball players showed off their dribbling, passing and shooting skills during halftime of the boys basketball game against Randolph on Jan. 27,...

Gary Arnold Estebo

March 9, 1950 - December 29, 2022 Gary A. Estebo, 72, of Weston, Wis., (suburb of Wausau), passed away on Dec. 29, 2022, at the...

Barbara J. (Roalson) Albrecht

Barbara J. (Roalson) Albrecht of Ballwin, Mo., passed away peacefully with family by her side Jan. 2, just weeks shy of her 96th birthday. Barbara...

Margaret Ann (Ackerman) LaVigne

Margaret Ann was born in Mankato, Minn., July 13, 1932, and died in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 18, 2023. Her father Wallace Ackerman, a World...

Thomas “Tom” Robert Adams

Thomas “Tom” Robert Adams, age 85, of Mapleton passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. There will be a Celebration of Life when the weather...

Dennis Hammerschmidt

Dennis Hammerschmidt, age 79, passed away peacefully at his home on Lake Winnibigoshish on Dec. 27, 2022. Denny was born in Redwood Falls, Minn., on...

BLUE EARTH COUNTY BOARD SUMMARY JANUARY 3, 2023

RAPIDAN TOWNSHIP NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF AMBOY REDUCED GARBAGE/SEWER RATES FOR THE YEAR 2023

MAPLE RIVER SCHOOL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GROUP INSURANCE COVERAGE

Mortgage Foreclosures

Ellie Braaten Crowned 2023 Miss Bonnie Lass

Ellie Braaten (left) was crowned the 2023 Miss Bonnie Lass on Saturday, Jan. 28, during the 147th annual Burns Night celebration held at the Maple River School auditorium. First Runner...

Grace UMC a Good Fit for Pastor Russ Jacobsen

In Matthew 11 it is written — “take my yoke upon you and learn from me.” “This is the yoke he has for me,” Pastor Russ Jacobsen said of his...

Rental Variance Gives Hummers a Home

The Mapleton City Council unanimously approved a rental variance that will allow the Hummer family to rent a local home. The Hummers had lost their home to a fire earlier...

Feb. 18 NHS Project Focuses on Social Event for Veterans

Last spring, Noah Ziegler was accepted into the Maple River National Honor Society (NHS). This put him in search of an individual service project. According to Ziegler, the only requirements...

Brielle Brown Wins Maple River District Spelling Bee

Fifteen Students Vie for Spelling Bee Title

The Maple River District Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 in the new auditorium. Fifteen students in grades 5-8 took their place on stage for the competition....

Focus on Ag

SCO Insurance Coverage Considerations for 2023 As has been often said with farming, “every year is different,” and many times decisions for the current crop...

Ask A Trooper: Automatic Headlights

Question: Can someone please tell dealers or inform people that their auto lights do not work during daylight hours? Or put it on those digital...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Maple River area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday...

PASTOR’S CORNER

Pastor Russ Jacobsen Serving the United Methodist Congregations of Buffalo Center, Iowa, Elmore, Minn., Thompson, Iowa, Vernon Center, Minn. Every so often we are warned...

Managing a Financial Crisis

What you need to remember: Addressing family financial problems is complex because it is not just about dealing with dollars and cents. It is about...

Ask A Trooper: Use of Hazard Lights

Question: I was driving on the freeway during the worst part of a recent storm. Just had a question — are people supposed to use...

Calendar Of Upcoming Community Events

Community Closet Hours Tuesday - 12-5 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Accepting CLEAN, wearable clothing and other usable household items. Maple River Loaves and...

Weekly Senior Dining Menu

Feb. 6-10, 2023 Monday – Liver or pepper steak, buttered boiled potatoes, stewed tomatoes, dinner roll, dessert and milk. Tuesday – Biscuits and sausage gravy,...

Maple River School Menu

Feb. 6-10, 2023 Breakfast Menu Monday – Cinnamon glazed french toast, 100% fruit juice and milk. Tuesday – Mini donuts, assorted fruit and milk. Wednesday...

Churches

PEACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST MINNESOTA LAKE (507) 462-3634 Sunday, Feb. 5 – 9 a.m. Worship Service with Communion, Pastor Loren Olsen ********* ST. PAUL’S...