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Orphaned bones to come home Old West Sweden Another farmers market season ends Currents feature Currents, page 9 Currents, page 11 Leader WED., OCT. 19, 2011 VOL. 79 • NO. 9 • 2 SECTIONS • INTER-COUNTY Follow the Leader Readership: 13,800 $1 An award-winning weekly serving Northwest Wisconsin THE-LEADER.NET Police chief defends keeping his department Victory shower Village of Siren may consider one-year trial of using sheriff’s department for police protection; one trustee threatens resignation PAGE 3 Prescription-drug theft big concern Not just for legitimate drug users but for law enforcement PAGE 24 Little change in county levy Supervisors question funding for econcomic development, tourism and county library PAGE 5 VB teams movin’ on to round two See SPORTS INSIDE THIS SECTION Get your edition of the Leader every week on your computer - with every page in color. Go to and click on “Eedition” to subscribe. • No ink on fingers • No piles of old papers • Replica of printed version • Searchable/printable • Save past issues • Get your copy before the print version is mailed • Save a tree Find us on Facebook 1,700 friends and counting COPY DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. Mondays Your opinion? Frederic Vikings football coach Ken Belanger received a shower from players Dayton Rivera (No. 72) and Bryce Williamson (background) following the team’s victory over Siren Friday evening, Oct. 14, which clinched a conference title, Frederic’s first since 1968. Playoff action begins this week for area prep football, volleyball and cross-country teams. - Photo by Becky Amundson First wave of state disaster aid arrives Webster, Grantsburg, Jackson, West Marshland and Wood River set to receive $190,777 in state disaster aid MADISON – Five Burnett County communities suffering July windstorm damage are set to receive $190,777 in state disaster assistance funding to help offset emergency response and debris cleanup costs, state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, said this week. Jauch said that the towns of Grantsburg, Jackson, West Marshland and Wood River along with the village of Webster are among the first communities to complete paperwork and receive the state disaster aid. Overall, 35 municipalities and two See Disaster aid, page 4 What Wisconsin team do you follow the most? 1. Packers 2. Badgers 3. Brewers 4. All three 5. None Go to our online poll at (Weekly results on page 8) Deaths Marian Chartrand Kermit Christenson William L. Soderberg Gladys R. Olson Georgeann Gore James Zetterberg Aloysius “Al” Streff Leona Pauline Bibeau James B. Hansen Nancy G. Gardner Florence L. Swanson James A. Gilfillan Obituaries on pages 18-19B INSIDE Doing repairs following the July 1 storm. - Photo by Gary King OCTOBER IS CO-OP MONTH Briefly 3A Letters to the editor 9A Sports 16-22A Outdoors 23A Town Talk 6-7B Coming Events Back of B Currents feature 1B Behind the Signpost 5B Letters from Home 3B Cold Turkey 3B Copyright © 2011 Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association Frederic, Wisconsin The Leader is a cooperative-owned newspaper • Since 1933

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