Plan to attend this event again this year at the Loretto Fire Department. Doors open at 5:00pm. Food, fun and games for all. See you on Tuesday August 4th. You can meet up with your neighbors and friends.
Eleanor A. Kalash (Lake Sarah heights) age 80 of Independence, MN. Survived by loving husband of 60 years, Edwin Kalash; children, Scott Kalash & Steven (Barbie Jo) Kalash; grandchildren, Jade & Samantha Kalash; brother, Gary Kostecka (Patricia).
Kalash, Edwin (Lake Sarah Heights) age 82 of Independence, MN. Preceded in death by Eleanor A. Kalash. Survived by children, Scott Kalash & Steven (Barbie Jo) Kalash; grandchildren, Jade and Samantha Kalash; sister, Angeline Twite (Ronald).
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of these long term lake Sarah neighbors.
LSIA Officer & Board Elections 7/19/2015
The Lake Sarah Improvement Association at it's Sunday July 19th Summer Annual meeting elected the folloing new Board members:
Tom Lendt for Treasurer.Reid Lau for Director at Large,Andy Lewis for Director at Large
and Michelle Sebenaler for Director at Large
Directors who will be leaving the LSIA Board: Mike Peterson, Terry Wise, Brent Foster, Scott Heintzeman and Matt DenHartigh. The members and board thank these folks for their time and efforts on behalf of all of the lake Sarah stakeholders!
27th Annual LSIA Summer Picnic and Summer General Membership meeting (Elections).
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!
The most recent water level reading was 979.19' (east bay) on July 26, 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
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
LSIA treated Eurasian Watermilfoil (limited area) on June 25, 2015
Chemical (DMA-4) application was performed by Lake Restoration
LSIA recently applied for a permit and it was approved to treat Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) on the lake. Currently, EWM is growing actively along shorelines and shallow areas. You can see a great example of this along North Shore Drive where the EWM formed a patch that is matting along the surface. Several homeowners also have this along their shoreline.
The DNR restricts the area we can treat to 15% of our littoral acres which is roughly 50 acres to treat. Last week our third party consultant inspected the lake and identified the areas of greatest need. These 50 acres should cover almost everyone. Please see attached map for the areas we'll treat. The DNR also requires us to notify all residents of the upcoming treatment which will take place early next week. If you do NOT want to be apart of this treatment we need to know by Sunday, June 21st at 7pm.
Please be advised the restrictions of this product are:
- Drinking and irrigation -21 days - Swimming-none - Fishing-none
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.