Loretto Fire Department Open House and Silent Auction October 10, 2015
Open House: 4-8 p.m.
The LFD is a group of volunteers who make a commitment to train, and respond to fire, medical, and rescue emergencies in Loretto, Medina, Independence, Greenfield and the surrounding communities. The Fire Department invites you, your employees, and families to the event on Saturday, October 10, 2015
Road Construction Alert!
Independence will be doing mll / overlay work on many of the paved roads around lake Sarah, Residents should be mindful of raised sewer covers, milled streets, uneven pavement and edges, and work crews throughout.
Sewer / manhole cover repair and raising - already begun
Milling - begins Monday October 12
Overlay - begins Wednesday October 14
Please drive carefully and give the construction crews a brake!
Meet the candidates for Independence Mayor and City Council !
A Candidate Forum was held on Monday October 5, 2015
All 4 candidates vying for 2 seats on the Independence Council were present to answer questions.
The event was videotaped and will be available on the LMCC website soom. A link will appear here when available.
and..... REMEMBER TO VOTE on Tuesday November 3rd
LSIA Fall Newsletter is out!
The October 2015Lake Sarah newsletter has been emailed to members and neighbors, if you did not receive a copy directly you can request addition to the email distribution list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download a copy here by clicking this link October 2015 newsletter in .pdf.
Past issues of the Lake Sarah newsletter are available for download on the LSIA Newsletter page on this website.
The most recent water level reading was 978.97' (east bay) on October 8, 2015
This can be compared to the final reading last fall on November 8, 2014 of 978.76' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and Fred Lang (east bay) who continue to volunteer their time to monitor our lakes’ water levels for the MN DNR, LSIA, and our website for yet another year! Detailed water level information and history can be found on the Water Levels page on this website.
Highest Level this year 979.21 on July 24, 2015 Highest Level ever recorded 982.40' on June 28, 2002
Lowest level this year 978.80' on May 3, 2015 Lowest level ever recorded 977.78' on August 10, 2007
Another neighbor leaves Lake Sarah
Al Moen, Longtime resident of lake Sarah, past Superintendent of Rockford Schools, previous service on the LSIA Board, passed on September 12. Al was the consummate gentleman and his persistent smile will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to Sally and the Moen family.
Picnic began at 2:00 on Sunday, July 19 at Ron & Mary Jorgenson's (4504 Shady Beach Circle) with games and fellowship. Games begin at 2:30 with lots of new games including the annual Kubb Tournament, Coloring Contest and more!
LSIA Annual meeting began at 3:00pm includes Election of new Officers and Board Members. Also the winners of the Boat Parade Decorating Contest and Fishing Contest will be announced and awards presented. Games resume following the meeting.
Dinner followed at 3:45, the menu is the "All American Traditional Picnic" of hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Brats with Potato Chips. Please bring your own beverages and a dish or dessert to pass.
Silent auction throughout ends at 4:30, Group photo, Awards, Door prizes, and Kubb winners announced at 5:00
Terry Wise is our 2015 Picnic committee chair, Thanks Terry!
2nd Annual lake Sarah Bass Tournament!
Tournament ran from 10am- 1pm on July 19, 2015 (prior to the start of the picnic) with Start and End (Weigh in) at Joe Slavec’s Dock. Winners were Brent Lau and Kyle Peterson
Payouts were Top 3 - Largest Bass and Top 3 – 3 Bag Limits (Dependent on Participation)
photos courtesy of Ann Slavec - Thanks Ann!
4th of July Boat Parade
Many residents and their guests enjoyed the annual Lake Sarah 4th of July boat parade. We had over 10 boats decorated and participating this year. As you noticed we had the annual Patriotic theme and a Disney/cartoon theme. What was your favorite boat???
The winners were announced and prizes awarded at the LSIA Summer picnic on Sunday July 19
Disney/Cartoon – 1st place
Madagascar, 2nd place (tie) Toy Story and Up
Patriotic – 1st place – Scott Heintzeman
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Tony Salzer at (763) 432-0833, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2014-15 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2015 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2015 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.