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Leader The anchor of Bone Lake Last Comic Standing Currents, page 18 Huge turnout at benefi fitt Back page Currents feature INTER-COUNTY THE-LEADER.NET Follow the Leader WED., APRIL 20, 2011 VOL. 78 • NO. 35 • 2 SECTIONS • Readership: 13,800 An award-winning newspaper serving Northwest Wisconsin Separation of church and state Moonglow Freedom From Religion Foundation asks for an end to prayer at county board meetings PAGE 4 CEO says it’s due to stronger than projected growth of company PAGE 3 ALSO INSIDE • Two die in Hwy. 65 crash PAGE 2 • New judge to take office early PAGE 3 • Prosser declares victory PAGE 3 • Library project ahead of schedule PAGE 4 • Auditor: Luck in good shape PAGE 5 • Redistricting process begins PAGE 6 • County prepares for life after Budget Repair Bill PAGE 25 • Burnett County Board PAGE 14 Sneak peek into spring softball and track SPORTS Inside this section Watch our e-edition each week for stories and photos that don’t make our print edition. Go to to subscribe Your opinion? What’s your intuition about the economy? 1. Things are improving 2. Things are going to get worse 3. Cautious - it could go either way Go to our online poll at (Weekly results on page 8) Midsummer election possible PAGE 3 Polaris will preserve 50 jobs at Osceola The electronic edge! Find us on Facebook Harsdorf recall petition filed See $1 A full moon finds its way above the trees on Sunday, April 17, glowing behind a thin veil of clouds. - Photo by Marty Seeger No reserve How eBay, over-theroad truckers and “the good Lord” created a story of one local man’s good fortune and faith by Gary King Leader editor SPIRIT LAKE - The only thing better than finding a great deal on a vehicle is telling others the story about how you got it. Lydell Larson of rural Frederic has that story - and more - depending on one’s view as to when a leap of faith becomes the real thing. For Larson the leap didn’t come when he increased his bid to top 14 competitors in an eBay auction for a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck. It was when he went to retrieve the vehicle by hitchhiking 1,200 miles from Northwest Wisconsin to New Jersey - over a period of three days in March. “My friends have asked me about my new truck and when they learn I See No reserve, page 4 Deaths • Jean M. Swanson • Arthur John Cardinal • Georgia May (Brethorst) Lalor • Lowell L. Carlson • Ruth Elaine Coen Hansen • Elaine C. Johnson • Jayme L. Bottolfson • Everett Lough • Ida Packer • David L. Kent • Jeffery S. Pomerleau • Patricia L. Peters • John Henry Barthman • Daryl Glover (p. 3) • Joe W. Mrkonich (p. 3) • John Glockzin (p. 3) Obituaries on page 13-15B INSIDE Briefly 3A Letters to the editor 8A Sports 15-22A Outdoors 23-24A Town Talk 6-8B Coming Events Back of B Currents feature 1B Behind the Signpost 5B Letters from Home 3B Cold Turkey 3B River Road Ramblings 4B Obituaries 22-23B Students of the Week 35B Focus on the Family 16B Church directory 16B Copyright © 2011 Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association Frederic, Wisconsin Lydell Larson of rural Frederic and the 2001 Dodge Ram truck he purchased on eBay. - Photo by Gary King The Leader is a cooperative-owned newspaper • Since 1933

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