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New SCF administrator on board Page 5 A little summer fun at Charles E. Lewis Days Currents, page 12 A year in Denmark Currents feature Leader Readership: 13,800 INTER-COUNTY THE-LEADER.NET Follow the Leader WED., AUG. 17, 2011 VOL. 78 • NO. 52 • 2 SECTIONS • $1 An award-winning newspaper serving Northwest Wisconsin No sign of Rose Missing for two years, the trail stays cold as the search heats up by Greg Marsten and Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writers GRANTSBURG – Candus Harer sits staring out her kitchen window at a colorful garden beyond the glass. In the corner hangs a poster for her missing daughter, Rose Marie Bly. “There hasn’t been a word. I’m just taking it day by day,” said Harer. “But it’s tough.” Sunday, Aug. 21, will mark two years since Bly has been Asian carp DNA found in St. Croix seen, and in the more than 700 days since she went missing, Harer has done all she could to help find her daughter. She and friends have placed a battery of posters, and they have hoped, prayed and waited. “The Polk County Sheriff’s Department has been very good since Rose disappeared,” said Harer. “They have not forgotten about the case. They’re still on it and they call me See No sign, page 19 Rose Bly, in three different photos. - Photos submitted This is just a drill 22 of 50 DNA samples in the St. Croix test positive for silver carp Gerald R. Tobeck Edna M. Smith Arvilla A. Voltattorni Marlin John Larson Clarence W. Peterson Doris V. Hanson Obituaries on page 14-15B Three men and a beating Find us on Facebook A night of drinking leads to a surprise assault and attempted homicide charges PAGE 3 1,365 friends and counting INSIDE Judge Anderson retakes oath Frederic firefighters, police and EMS personnel took part in a drill Monday evening, Aug. 15, at Comforts of Home, an assisted living and senior apartment living complex, an exercise designed to increase readiness in handling fires and emergency at senior facilities. Shown above, firefighter Mike Laqua took position in a stairwell landing to anchor a fire hose for fellow firefighters during the exercise. More photos on page 27. - Photo by Gary King Health-care switch cuts Webster’s Frederic cross country without a Estimated $300,000 savings PAGE 5 New technology Frederic Schools make use of new technology; possible drop in lower-grade enrollment PAGE 7 Will President Obama win a second term? 1. Definitely. 2. I doubt it. 3. I’m tired of politics. Go to our online poll at (Weekly results on page 8) Deaths PAGE 15 Polk’s new judge PAGE 3 Your opinion? team this fall See SPORTS Briefly 3A Letters to the editor 8-9A Sports 16-18A Outdoors 15A Town Talk 6-7B Coming Events Back of B Currents feature 1B Behind the Signpost 5B Letters from Home 3B Cold Turkey 3B Just for Laughs 3B River Road Ramblings 4B Focus on the Family 16B Church directory 17B Copyright © 2011 Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association Frederic, Wisconsin 4:30 P.M. MONDAYS is the deadline for Leader copy The Leader is a cooperative-owned newspaper • Since 1933

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