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Maidstone and District News: Scholarships and bursaries presented at grad ceremony

Bright future for Maidstone students.
Maidstone High School’s class of 2023 was celebrated during ceremonies at the arena May 25 — back row - Cole Doud, Lucas Mosimann, Tyler Harmel, Xavier Armstrong, Jaxsen Rowlands, Austin Yaceyko, Kayden Bolig, Ruslan Mazurkewich, Steele Hult, Chance Newsted, Ben Dutton, Chase St. Pierre, Logan Jardine, Seth Bourbeau; front row - Rosalee Sawatzky, Kyla Brett, Emily Maertz, Alexis Schonhofer, Bryelle Crichton, Jasmine Seguin, Lizelle Johner and Trinity Lavoie, Rosaria-Leah Fretz. (Names provided by Leanne Doud)

MAIDSTONE — Maidstone High School’s graduation ceremonies May 26 filled the arena with the community celebrating this milestone with the Grade 12 class. Valedictorian, Lizelle Johner, gave an inspiring message as she and her fellow students venture out on new paths.

Scholarships and bursaries were awarded as follows: MHS staff scholarship – Lizelle Johner; Eidsness scholarship – Bryelle Crichton; Synergy Credit Union bursary – Rosalee Sawatzky; SADD bursary – Jaxsen Rowlands; Baytex Energy Ltd. scholarship – Jaxsen Rowlands; MHS art scholarship – Steele Hult, Lizelle Johner, Bryelle Crichton; Legion Ladies Auxiliary bursary – Rosalee Sawatzky; Jim Mitchell scholarship – Rosalee Sawatzky, Kyla Brett, Bryelle Crichton, Lizelle Johner; Maidstone Oilmen’s bursary – Lucas Mosimann; SCC bursary – Emily Maertz; Maidstone Chamber of Commerce bursary – Rosalee Sawatzky, Bryelle Crichton; Black Seal Society bursary – Bryelle Crichton, Rosalee Sawatzky; Nic Weston Memorial bursary – Emily Maertz; Waseca Recreation Board scholarship – Steele Hult, Jaxsen Rowlands; Allen Craig essay – first place – Kyla Brett. Congratulations, everyone. (information submitted by Kerry Olson, MHS)

The show and shine fundraiser for Pine Island Lodge May 30 was a hit. The day started with much-needed rain but the sun came out later in the afternoon, drawing out a large crowd. More than 30 vehicles were on display from Maidstone and Lloydminster and one from North Battleford. The oldest was Bill Foster’s 1927 Ford quarter-ton roadster and the newest was a 2023 Camaro convertible. Maidstone Health Auxiliary’s rummage sale raised over $350, and Pine Island Lodge’s raffles did a brisk business. Winners: first prize (Maidstone Pharmacy) – Candy Ormiston, second prize (AG Foods) – Elsie Skolrood, third prize (Lou’s and Sue’s Restaurant) – Melanie Schempp. Turtleford & District Co-op at Maidstone brought in over $2,300 with their barbecue; they even had to run for more burgers. Thank you to all who helped organize, donated items, worked or attended. Special mention to Lloyd Auto Club who were instrumental in making the show happen and in doing posters.

Standard Hill Lakers moved to 3-0 on the season with a 14-3 win over the Mervin Flyers in six innings May 30. We’ll let you know the score of Tuesday’s game at North Battleford Beavers next week, along with results from the June 9 to 11 slo-pitch tourney at Silver Lake.

Maidstone Disc Golf’s drawn league winners on May 31 were Matt Sayers and Ryan Donovan. Join them every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The league leaderboard is posted on their Facebook page.

Hats off to Making Waves Salon who celebrated its one-year anniversary June 1. Door prize winners were Joyce Weston – pedicure (Katz Beauty Spot), Hayley Yuill – mini hair straightener and Lee-Ann Larson – doggie pedicure (Tip Top Doggie Cuts).

Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club did a super job at Expo in Lloydminster last weekend. Their placings follow. For Record Books – Mickey Blyth third in Intermediate; Olivia Montague third overall in Cloverbuds. For display – Archery second, Canine third, Cloverbuds third and Olivia Montague first in Cloverbuds with Curious Cats. For Bench – Poster: Mickey Blyth first in Intermediate, Olivia Montague first in Cloverbuds and Landen Myer second; Woodworking/Welding/Machining: Logan Gerlinsky first in Junior, Jacob Gerlinsky second, Kayden Valliere-Cooke third and Tristan Blyth first in Intermediate; Photography: Olivia Montague first in Cloverbuds, Karli Myer second in Junior, Saidai Mosher second in Intermediate and Tristan Blyth third; Sewing: Saidai Mosher second in Intermediate; Crafts: Mickey Blyth first in Intermediate, McKennley Rhinehart first in Cloverbuds, Olivia Montague second and Landen Myer third, Harper Johnston first in Junior, Logan Gerlinsky second and Karli Myer third; Baking: Mickey Blyth first in Intermediate and Saidai Mosher second, Kyden Rhinehart second in Junior and Karli Myer third, Olivia Montague first in Cloverbuds and Jason Mosher second.

For Canine: Saidai Mosher won Grand Champion Dog Show and Grand Champion Agility Trial. For Market Lamb Class A – Kayden Tuplin first and Isabelle Harbin fifth; Ewe Lamb Class 1 – Kayden Tuplin second and Isabelle Harbin sixth; Intermediate Showmanship – Isabelle Harbin first; Junior Showmanship – Kayden Tuplin third in his class; Intermediate judging class – Isabelle Harbin first; Junior judging – Kayden second. (submitted by Deiedra Blyth, general leader).

Congratulations to all the 4-H members on completing your projects. You should be very proud of yourselves. Awards night is Friday, June 9 with the potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentations.

Maidstone Museum opened for the season Saturday, June 3. Drop in between 2 and 5 p.m. any Saturday or Sunday. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered. Eileen Anderson has done a great job preparing events for school groups. For tour or event bookings, call anytime: Museum 306-893-2890 or John 780-871-1027 or Kathy 306-893-2799. We always have new and interesting things to show you.

I greatly appreciate everyone who helps me gather all the information for these write-ups. This week I was in Ontario for my niece’s wedding and it was quite the endeavour to get it all together. If you have anything you’d like printed, don’t hesitate to call (home 306-893-2799), text (cell 306-893-7378) or on FB Messenger.


Saturday, June 10 - Lashburn Day includes breakfast 8 a.m., parade 11 a.m., all day events (see posters or Facebook).

Thursday, June 15 - Synergy Credit Union, Maidstone member appreciation barbeque – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 18 - Waseca Recreation Board Father’s Day Brunch 11 a.m. at Waseca Memorial Hall

Maidstone School Dates: June 22 to 27 exams, June 27 last day of school, June 28 report cards and school’s out for summer, Aug. 31 elementary “Drop Your Backpack, Meet Your Teacher” day, Sept. 5 classes resume.




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