Roger Hackbarth has not resigned as mayor of Maple Plain, but the city council recently declared that the office is vacant. The council approved a resolution at its Monday Oct. 13 meeting that found Hackbarth has abandoned his post as mayor and declared that the office is vacant. Maple Plain City Administrator Tessia Melvin said [...]

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By Mike Bash, Correspondent In a thrilling match with two overtimes and a game ending shootout, the Orono Spartans defeated nemesis and No. 2 seed Benilde-St. Margaret’s 2-1 (5-4) to win the Section 6A championship and advance to the state tournament for the first time since 2009. The Spartans had lost to Benilde in the [...]

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Charlene Tallen, Correspondent The Orono girls’ swim and dive squad finished its dual meet season undefeated for the second time. The team finished off its 2014-15 season with a final win against the Litchfield Dragons, Thursday, Oct. 9. What a fitting tribute for Senior and Parent Night to be able to celebrate with a victory [...]

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The Spartan football team ended the home portion of their regular season schedule with a 39-21 victory over the Delano Tigers Friday, Oct. 10. The game was the annual Senior Night where the team honored the seniors and their parents before the game. “You don’t have a successful program without tremendous seniors and parents.  We [...]

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By Mike Johnson, Correspondent The Orono boys’ soccer team ended its successful season in section play defeating Holy Family, but later falling to Chaska in a close game. Holy Family at Orono Orono hosted Holy Family in the second round of section playoffs Thursday, Oct. 9 after the Spartans received a bye in the first [...]

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