MAIDSTONE — Sincere condolences to the family of Violet Stanger who passed away Feb. 6 at the age of 82. Vi is remembered by many in our area as a vivacious friend, educator and politician/MLA. She taught Grade 1 in Maidstone for 26 years, was involved in our community and served on various boards. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Congratulations to Maidstone Ice Arena’s Trip of the Month raffle winners for February. Dean Grosenick won the trip to Niagara Falls and Chelsey Kennedy won the ticket money back. The next draw on March 6 is for a “Vancouver city package.”
Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club held their monthly general meeting Feb. 6 in Waseca. Archery did a demo. 4-H Winter Fun Day (sledding and skating) is on Feb. 19 and ski day is on March 4. Everyone is welcome to come to our Surprise Bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Maidstone United Church CE Wing. Speeches are on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at Milleton Hall. Orders for our Little Caesar’s fundraiser are due on March 1. The next general meeting is on March 6 in Waseca. (by Saidai Mosher)
The Kin Club of Maidstone is excited to have nine members helping at Telemiracle 47 on Feb. 25-26 this year. They’ll also do an on-air presentation of money they fundraised, so be sure to tune in. If you’d like to donate to Telemiracle through the Kin Club, they are accepting donations now. Otherwise, “ring those phones” during the telethon. You might even get to talk to one of our local members.
An update on and thumbs up to our local skier, Talance Stapleton. She won two silver medals at Castle Mountain Jan. 26. Last weekend, she had a personal best, coming in 13th at her first Canada Cup in Red Deer. That’s a competition of athletes from all across Canada and some are in university (Talance is in Grade 8). Talance leaves for the Canada Winter Games this week on Thursday. Our best wishes go with her.
In basketball, Maidstone junior boys took silver at Lashburn with Hillmond winning gold in a super tight match. Hillmond went on to districts in Onion Lake last weekend. Maidstone junior girls were the only team to play three games at districts in Maidstone on the weekend. They put their hearts into it and came out with silver medals. Great job, everyone.
This week’s hockey news:
Feb. 10, U11 Maidstone 1 lost 6-2 at Spiritwood; Maidstone 2 lost 5-4 at Turtleford.
Feb. 11, U9 Maidstone 1 lost 8-6 at Hillmond; Maidstone 2 lost 19-10 at Lashburn; U11 Maidstone 1 won at home 15-4 against Lashburn; Maidstone 2 lost at home 5-4 to Edam; U13 Maidstone won at home 4-0 versus Turtleford.
Feb. 12, U9 Maidstone won at home 19-2 against Neilburg; U11 Maidstone 1 lost at Meadow Lake 12-6; Maidstone 2 won at home 4-3 versus Lashburn; U18 Maidstone lost at Hillmond 7-1.
The U13 provincial team (Maidstone/Neilburg) won their first round 10-1 on Feb. 10 and 6-2 on Feb. 12.
In U15 provincials in Maidstone, our team was defeated by Macklin 7-3 on Feb. 11 but won 7-6 in a shootout against Turtleford on Feb. 12.
Maidstone’s U13 team are at the top of their league and the U15 team is second in their league.
• Feb. 18-19 (Saturday-Sunday) - StarSkaters and syncro competition at Macklin.
• Feb. 20 (Monday) - Family Day – No School; Waseca Skating Rink’s Family Skate from 2 to 7 p.m. (with burgers, hot dogs, hot chocolate) and Fireworks at 7 p.m.
• Feb. 21 - Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at Maidstone United Church CE Wing from 5 to 7 p.m.
(Adults $10, age 6-12 $6, age 5 and under free).
• Feb. 22 (Wednesday) - Maidstone Gully 4-H Surprise Bingo at United Church CE Wing 7 p.m.
• Feb. 26 (Sunday) – Maidstone Gully 4-H public speaking at Milleton Hall 1 p.m.