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Maidstone and District News: MHS celebrates 23 graduates

Standard Hill Lakers start the season with a win.
Maidstone High School Class of 2023 on Battlevale Bridge south of Waseca.

MAIDSTONEThe celebration of life for my cherished friend, Barb Noonan, who passed away on October 28, 2022, was held in Maidstone last Saturday. Barb was best known for her heart of gold, but also as an avid Oilers fan, a Girl Guides honorary lifetime member whose service encompassed 50 years as a leader, commissioner and lastly in the Trefoil Guild, and a longtime participant with Maidstone Quilting Squares. Barb is dearly missed by Dennis, her husband of 56 years, her family and many friends.

Grad 2023 will take place this week on Friday, May 26 at Maidstone Arena with doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the colour ceremony at 8 p.m. Graduating are Xavier Armstrong, Kayden Bolig, Seth Bourbeau, Kyla Brett, Bryelle Crichton, Cole Doud, Ben Dutton, Tyler Harmel, Steele Hult, Logan Jardine, Lizelle Johner, Trinity Lavoie, Emily Maertz, Ruslan Mazurkewich, Rosaria-Leah Fretz, Lucas Mosimann, Chance Newsted, Jaxsen Rowlands, Rosalee Sawatsky, Alexis Schonhofer, Jasmine Seguin, Chase St. Pierre and Austin Yaceyko. Congratulations and best wishes for a safe, joyful event and a promising future.

Maidstone Disc Golf had a fair turnout for league night considering the cold/windy/smoky conditions. For their first fun night, players were put on teams of four with Texas scramble rules over 18 holes. The prize of two $20 gift certificates for A&S/Domo was won by Team 1: Jaxsen Rowlands, Ryan Donovan, Troy Donovan and Justin Wiltermuth with a score of -11. Team 2 was a close second at -10 and Team 3 ended at -7. Team 1 decided to use their prize for pizza on the next league night.

On the ball scene, Standard Hill Lakers, looking awesome in their new jerseys, opened the 2023 season with an 8-2 win in Unity May 18. The Lakers want to thank KenDen Ag and Hegel Construction for sponsoring their jerseys. The next game is in Glaslyn Thursday, May 25.

The U13 team also won in Unity by a 21-6 score May 14. Their next game is in Battleford May 25.

Maidstone Splash Park opened for the summer Thursday, May 18. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Children under eight years old must have an adult/guardian/caregiver with them. No bikes, gum or sunflower seeds are allowed. Dogs must be on leashes and you must pick up after your pet. Please make sure your children understand and follow the rules. Take care on the slippery surface and have fun.

Maidstone Museum would like to thank the Grade 12s who helped with painting May 22: Ruslan, Rose, Jaxson and Xavier. Also, a big “thank-you” to Dennis and Teralyn Maertz for donating the use of these grads to the museum, and to Betty Dekker for making the arrangements. We look forward to grads coming to the museum for pictures May 26. A reminder to get your tickets for our fundraiser with prizes of two $500 vouchers from Diamond 7 Meats, a Yeti cooler with refreshments and a dump wagon with garden accessories. Tickets are $10 and are available from board members, at Synergy, Keranda or by e-transfer to (pictures of tickets will be sent to you).

Maidstone Kin Club and Maidstone Legion No. 142 are holding a steak night Saturday, May 27 from 4 to 10 p.m. Cost is $25 per person with proceeds towards setting up new playground equipment by the ball diamonds at Delfrari-Victoria Park.

Tuesday, May 30 Pine Island Lodge has a super fundraiser at Maidstone Health Complex (hospital) with the co-op cooking up a barbecue from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oldies Show and Shine (car show) from 5 to 8 p.m., the Health Care Auxiliary doing a rummage sale and the lodge raffling a variety of prizes including a Father’s Day raffle with a prize of a smoker and meat package.

Maidstone Bowling Club is doing a fundraiser tournament Saturday, June 24. Each team will consist of two people for $20 per person. Start time depends on the number of teams. Prizes will be awarded for high score, low score, hidden score and oldest player. The deadline to register with payment is June 1. There will also be a 50/50 draw ($5 for five tickets) and a 26’er draw for $5 (must be 19 or older). To register, or if you’d like to donate a prize, please call Shannon Whitney 306-893-4439 or 306-490-8483. It is hoped this will become an annual event.

Other Upcoming Events:

May 28 (Sunday) – Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H achievement day at Milleton Hall, opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m.

June 9 to 11 – Standard Hill slo-pitch tourney at Silver Lake Regional Park.

June 18 (Sunday) – Waseca Recreation Board Father’s Day Brunch at Waseca Memorial Hall at 11 a.m.