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Deer River, Minnesota, 56636 Volume 110, Number 28 Thursday, January 28, 2010

Inside This Issue. . . Winterfest Photos Pages 8, 9 &10 Obituaries Page 12 Police Report Page 2

Sheriff’s Report Page 12 Looking Back Page 14 The Bible Says Page 13

The Sugar Cube Page 5

Effie mayor sentenced to jail time: Effie council members call for his resignation by Lisa Rosemore, Grand Rapids Herald-Review The mayor of Effie started serving a 30-day jail sentence on Friday. Matthew Adam David, 32, of Effie was sentenced Wednesday morning by Itasca County District Court Judge Lois Lang to 30 days in the Itasca County Jail, with work release privileges, on two gross misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor from an incident which occurred in July 2008. A jury trial in December found him guilty of the two charges and a gross misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The same jury acquitted David of two felony fourth degree criminal sexual conduct charges. In addition to the jail time, David was placed on two years probation with the remainder of a one-year jail sentence stayed, ordered to have no contact with the victim, the victim’s family or property, not to use or possess alcohol or controlled substances, not to enter bars or liquor stores except in his official capacity as Effie mayor, to submit to spot checks and comply with any protection orders. He was also ordered to pay a yearly probation fee and other fines and fees totaling $1,145. Lang said the third count, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was not

accepted by the court, but she did not give a reason why. A decision on whether David would have to register as a predatory offender was taken under advisement by Lang and she said during sentencing that she would issue a written decision within 30 days. According to the amended criminal complaint filed in February 2009 in Itasca County District Court, David went to a Bigfork home on the evening July 8, 2008 with a six-pack of Smirnoff Ice and a bottle of Captain Morgan rum. The resident of the home, identified as A.R.R., said David called asking if they needed liquor while David said that A.R.R. called him and “kinda roped me into” coming to the home. A.R.R. was 20 at the time of the incident. The criminal complaint also said that the juvenile victim, who was 15 at the time, said David brought liquor to the home and that “several of their friends showed up at the residence during the evening.” The complaint also stated the juvenile victim said that sometime after 4 a.m., David inappropriately touched her. David said in the criminal complaint that he refused the juvenile’s advances at one point that night. An analysis of the sexual assault eviEFFIE MAYOR/To Page 3

SMART boards installed in Bigfork Elementary classrooms by Louise H. McGregor, staff writer Students at Bigfork Elementary School are excited about the latest advance into technology with the installation and use of SMART boards in their classrooms. This is especially true of the students in Michele Carnahan’s sixth grade classroom, Shayla Cook, Hunter Dahlke, Anni Dostal, Ariel Gerlach, Terrell Haley, Mariah Jones, Jade Kallinen, Rodney Kuschel, Machaela Latimer, Lyle MacRostie, Rhyley Rahier, Kyle Scheper, Jessica Schmit, Tyler Shandorf, Genevieve Wanner and Shawna Youngberg.

The purchase of the equipment needed for this technological move was possible through recent federal stimulus dollars that became available for Title I schools. Each of the elementary classrooms, from kindergarten through sixth grade, at Bigfork School were set up with a new computer station, LCD projector and SMART board. “We have been using them for about two weeks,” said Carnahan. “It’s really cool,” said Dahlke. The students found subjects much easier to understand as they were done on the SMART board. They liked it much SMART BOARDS/To Page 4

The Duluth Clinic chili entry on Jan. 23 took first place in the Deer River Winterfest Chili Cook-Off judged category. Mandy Reed accepted the trophy from Deer River Chamber member Jeff Deihl on behalf of the clinic entry. The Duluth Clinic chili entry also was chosen as the People’s Choice. The Deer River City Hall chili entry received honorable mention in this category. See more Winterfest photos on pages 8, 9 and 10.

Effie City Council grants liquor license to Effie Country Service by Julie Aakhus The Effie City Hall was full of residents, public and business owners as they awaited the decision of the Effie City Council’s vote to grant Jeff and Paula Powell an off-sale liquor license. Mayor Matt David opened the special meeting saying, “There’s a lot of things for Council to take into consideration. Council has now had enough time to get their questions answered and their facts in order I’ll open the meeting too discussion.” “I look at it like this.” Stated Councilman Bill Hastings. “After reading this letter from Powell’s attorney, we have

no choice but to go ahead and approve the off-sale liquor license. I make the motion to grant them the license.” Councilman Liza Erickson seconded the motion. David asked, “Is there any further discussion from Council? No further discussion the application is granted for a liquor license to the Effie Country Service.” The Councils decision caused tempers to flare with the public. As voices rose and the public started voicing their opinions, David rapped the gavel saying, “Order. There was a public hearing last week. The public was allowed their turn to LIQUOR LICENSE/To Page 5

Brad Box of Deer River, on the left, was demonstrating the art of snowshoe making at the Deer River Chamber of Commerce 2010 Winterfest celebration on Jan. 23. Here he explains some of the steps in doing this to Stu Sjolund.

Snowshoe making hobby an expanding one for Brad Box

Tyler Shandorf, one of the students in Michele Carnahan’s Bigfork Elementary sixth grade classroom, worked out a problem on the recently installed SMART board during a class lesson on Jan. 21.

by Louise H. McGregor, staff writer Brad Box of Deer River, became interested in making snowshoes to make a pair for himself. Since that interest about three years ago, this hobby has expanded. “I had talked to my wife Amy about my interest,” said Box, “and she bought me a book on snowshoe making for Christmas.” The book got him really started on

this new hobby. “I started out making furniture, instead of the snowshoes first,” said Box. These pieces of furniture included stools, magazine racks, towel holders, small tables and a variety of other items. To do the job on these pieces correctly, Box decided that he had to have a steamer. “I built one to use before the SNOWSHOE/To Page 11

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Police Report Monday, Jan. 4 — Responded to a two-vehicle fender bender on 4th St. S.E. at 8:40 a.m. Assisted Deer River Ambulance on Comstock Dr. at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 — Responded to a parking complaint on 5th Ave. N.E. at 8:41 a.m. Assisted with a lock-out on Main Ave. at 9:04 a.m. Responded to a report of harassing phone calls on 4th St. S.E. at 4:12 p.m. Provided public assistance on Hwy. 2 at 9:07 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 — Pulled someone over for expired registration on 1st St. N.E. at 8:52 a.m. Aided in a funeral procession on Hwy. 6 at 11:54 a.m. Assisted in a property dispute on 4th St. S.E. at 1:09 p.m. Issued a citation for speeding on Main Ave. at 10:34 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 — Responded to an assault on 1st St. N.E. at 8:39 a.m. Responded to a disturbance on 5th St. S.E. at 8:59 a.m. Responded to a parking complaint on Comstock Dr. at 1:03 p.m. Responded to a two-vehicle fender bender on Main Ave. at 1:36 p.m. Assisted the sheriff’s office with an alarm on Hwy. 2 at 6:13 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 — Assisted the sheriff’s office with a hit-and-run on Golf Course Rd. at 1:15 p.m. Responded to a speeding vehicle on Main Ave. at 2:31 p.m. Provided public assistance on 1st St. N.E. at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 — Assisted with a lock-out on 4th St. S.E. at 7:03 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 — Responded to a report of theft on 1st Ave. N.E. at 8:15 a.m. Received a report of harassing phone calls on 1st Ave. N.E. at 8:17 a.m. Assisted the Deer River Ambulance on Hwy. 2 at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 — Provided public assistance on 2nd St. S.E. at 12:04 a.m. Assisted the Deer River Fire Department on 2nd St. S.E. at 11:09 a.m. Transported party for probation violation from 1st Ave. N.E. at 11:14 a.m. Issued a citation for shoplifting on Main Ave. at 12:20 p.m. Assisted Deer River Ambulance on Main Ave. at 5:06 p.m. Responded to a gas theft on Main Ave. at 8:35 p.m. Provided public assistance on 10th Ave. N.E. at 9:05 p.m. Issued a traffic warning on Main Ave. at 10:34 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 — Received a report of terroristic threats on 1st Ave. N.E. at 11:26 a.m.

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Responded to a two-vehicle fender bender on Main Ave. at 11:55 a.m. Responded to a report of neglect on 6th Ave. N.W. at 2:51 p.m. Received a report of a suspicious person on 3rd St. S.E. at 4:53 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 — Responded to a two-vehicle fender bender on Main Ave. at 12:39 p.m. Issued a traffic warning on Division St. at 4:59 p.m. Assisted sheriff’s office on Hwy. 46 at 6:32 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 — Responded to a dog at-large on 1st St. N.E. at 1:46 a.m. Aided in a funeral procession on Division St. at 1:26 p.m. Assisted another police department on 2nd St. S.E. at 4:19 p.m. Issued a citation for no proof of insurance on Main Ave. at 11:38 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 — Issued a traffic warning on Main Ave. at 1:49 a.m. Responded to an intrusion alarm on 4th Ave. N.W. at 10:19 a.m. Party arrested on warrant on 1st St. N.E. at 3:32 p.m. Received a report of a fight on 1st St. N.E. at 9:32 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 — Responded to a dog at-large on 2nd St. S.E. at 3:33 p.m. Responded to a defrauded innkeeper on Division St. at 7:04 p.m. Provided public assistance on Main Ave. at 11:41 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 — Assisted emergency room with a patient on 10th Ave. N.E. at 12:39 p.m. Assisted sheriff’s office on 4th St. S.E. at 9:04 p.m. Responded to a domestic argument on 4th Ave. S.E. at 9:07 p.m. Responded to a restraining order violation on 1st Ave. N.E. at 9:37 p.m. Responded to a two-vehicle fender bender on Main Ave. at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 — Responded to an assault on 1st Ave. N.E. at 8:53 a.m. Responded to an assault on 1st Ave. N.E. at 12:42 p.m. Received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Main Ave. at 7:04 p.m. Issued a citation for no proof of insurance on Main Ave. at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 — Responded to a twovehicle fender bender on Main Ave. at 8:48 a.m. Responded to a dog at-large on 1st St. N.E. at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 — Transported an individual to detox from 1st Ave. N.E. at 1:15 a.m. Responded to a report of a suspicious person on Hwy. 2 at 1:56 a.m. Performed a K-9 search on 1st Ave. N.E. at 10 a.m. Responded to a theft on Main Ave. at 1:40 p.m. Responded to a theft on 1st Ave. N.E. at 7:51 p.m.

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EFFIE MAYOR/From Page 1 dence kit revealed a DNA profile match to David, the complaint said. Chad Sterle, David’s defense attorney, said in an earlier interview that DNA is not a certainty as many people believe. He said that just by being in close proximity to someone, DNA is exchanged. Two Effie city council members, along with the juvenile victim’s parents, were present at the sentencing. Afterwards, the victim’s mother said her daughter has “had more consequences than he has.” She said her daughter had lied about where she was going that night. She was grounded and her cell phone taken away for lying, but the juvenile had also put a self-imposed punishment upon herself. She didn’t want to go anywhere and it was several months before she asked if she could go anywhere, her mother said. The juvenile is “doing OK now,” she added. It is the policy of the Herald-Review to not identify juvenile victims. When David was reached by phone at his home Friday afternoon, he said since the judge was still ruling on one issue, he did not want to comment on the incident. He also said he may appeal the conviction. Effie City Councilor Bill Hastings thinks David should resign his office. As far as Hastings is concerned, David broke his oath of office by breaking the law. The oath says he has to uphold the federal and state constitutions, and perform the job to the best his abilities, Hastings said. “He isn’t performing the job to the best of his abilities if he broke the law,” Hastings said. “That doesn’t set well with me.” David did say he does not think the court case has had an effect on his job

performance as Effie’s mayor and does not plan on resigning. “It’s not a felony, it’s not a violation of my oath (of office) and has no effect on my job performance,” David said. David said he was elected in 2001 and took office as Effie mayor in 2002. His current term expires at the end of 2010. Tom Grundhoefer, general counsel for the League of Minnesota Cities, said the law is “not totally clear” in this situation. He said that if an elected official has been convicted of a felony or an “infamous crime,” the office may be declared vacant. However, he said his research indicated, by Minnesota state law, an infamous crime means the same as a felony. A gross misdemeanor crime most likely isn’t going to be considered an infamous crime, Grundhoefer added. A predatory offender ruling probably wouldn’t change that either. But the law is not clear in this situation, he stated. Because Effie is considered a statutory city, council rules are determined by state statutes, said Grundhoefer. Statutory cities do not have recall power. The city council could declare the office vacant, Grundhoefer said. But the mayor could legally challenge that. An online search of Minnesota court records show David has two previous misdemeanor convictions: One for possession of fireworks in Itasca County in 1995 and one for open bottle in St. Louis County in March 2006. In both cases, David paid a fine for the violations. Hastings said he doesn’t know if an actual agenda item addressing David will be on the next city council meeting agenda on Feb. 8. “I do think it will be discussed,” he said.

Deer River Food Shelf Director Kathy Nelson, on the right, accepted a $500 donation on behalf of this Deer River organization from Molly Greiner, owner of Gosh Dam Place. This donation, done on Jan. 19, came from gaming proceeds garnered through pull tabs sold at the Gosh Dam Place.

Democratic caucus, Feb. 2 The area Democratic caucuses will be held in the following locations: Ball Club at Ball Club Community Center; Deer River, Deer River Township, Morse Township, Oteneagen Township, Winnibigoshish Township, Zemple Township at Deer

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SMART BOARDS/From Page 1 better than the use of a chalkboard. “We don’t have to hear all of that screeching of the chalk,” said Rahier and Dahlke. Plus, they liked the instantaneous removal of material on the board with just a click of a key. “More colors can be used,” said Dahlke and Rahier, “instead of just plain white chalk.” “It’s the new generation of learning,” said Carnahan. “Youngsters of today are so used to computers and the instant contact with the outside world. It is a natural step for them to move forward in this technological world of instant information in the classroom.” Carnahan has not experienced any drawbacks with the use of the SMART board. “The expense is the big thing,” she said, “but it is well worth it as the students find learning much more exciting and

they like the interaction. Teachers can access more programs and lessons through this system for students of all ages. Much of our math curriculum comes on a CD. These lessons can be put right on the board and students find working through a problem much easier with the interactive board.” She also liked the ability to leave a previous problem on the board while the students work on another similar one. “Then they can see how the first problem was solved and know they can follow the same steps to solve the new problem. “We like the system so far,” said Carnahan, “as we are still in the learning and development stage. It’s one more piece of a technological tool to use in the classroom.”

Students in Michele Carnahan’s sixth grade classroom at Bigfork School found the installation and use of the SMART board, with a new computer and LCD projector in the classroom, an exciting development for doing lessons.

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Bigfork Elementary sixth grade teacher Michele Carnahan went to the computer to select a problem to put on the SMART board for the students’ next problem to solve during a math lesson on Jan. 21.

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LIQUOR LICENSE/From Page 1 speak and council to listen. I’m sorry but tonight’s meeting is for Council only.” Resident Tim Grady asked, “When you did the roll call vote last week and it was against the license, doesn’t that negate that? When Jeff and Paula came to you in Oct. and you gave them the go ahead. You didn’t follow protocol and have a public forum. Now doesn’t that negate the decision back then? You then called the Public Meeting to cover that. That meeting led us here tonight. What was the vote last week when Tim voted yes, Bill didn’t vote Lil and Liza voted no? The gavel never fell. What are you going for the best vote out of three?” David explained, “Last weeks vote was to table it so that Council could gather more information and get a few more questions asked. That’s why we called the special meeting for tonight. To take the actual vote yes or no.” Councilman Bill Hastings said, “We got a copy from the City Attorney that

states that we have to abide by the motion that was made last Oct., Nov. regardless if we followed protocol or not. The motion then was unanimous so that’s what the attorney says we have to abide by.” “There is nothing more for Council discuss here tonight.” Stated David. “Meeting is adjourned.” Neighborhood Tavern Owner, Marshall Olemann rose, “Well thanks for letting me speak. Have any of you ever read Roberts Rules of Order? Well I read through it and I can’t find anywhere that states how you can waive off a roll call vote? I also have a signed petition of 28 registered voter here of the City of Effie Who don’t want this. You’re going against the will of the people. And to heck with insulting people who aren’t from Effie who have an interest in this. What we have here is ten fold 100 percent proof of public opposition. You have insulted the people of Effie with this entire process.”

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by Gwen Kozisek More on Hawaii. From Kona we headed for Hilo. We would fly out of there back to Honolulu in three days so took a drive around the airport just to get our bearings. Air Force 2 was parked there. The president was in Honolulu and we were told he always takes Air Force 1 and 2 so it isn't known which plane he is on. We drove to what was advertised as a botanical garden but we were disappointed. It was expensive and amounted to getting a map and driving around an area. We didn't go for that. Rainbow Falls was beautiful. It gets it's name from morning hours when the sun is just right and a rainbow appears. We were there in the afternoon so didn't see the rainbow. Then to the boiling pots where the falls water ended up and whirled and swirled like a boiling pot. It was time to put gas in the car and we discovered what people had been saying about Hawaii being expensive. Gas ranged form $3.30 to $3.60 a gallon. Other than that we didn't think the prices were exhorberant. The second night we were there the troops drove back to a volcano where the lava was running down the mountain into the ocean. Again I opted to stay in the car. I had a book reading light so was able to

read while they went down the path. They were warned if the earth started to shake the volcano would be erupting and to exit the area. According to them it was a beautiful sight. As we drove away we saw the glow of several smaller volcanoes. We made a trip to Hilo Hattie's the store of Hawaii. They have all different types of clothing such a shirts, shorts and skirts. Each one has a dozen or more of a design. One doesn't have to worry about meeting your self since most of their business is tourists. The highlight of our trip to the Big Island was snorkeling for the troops while I watched. My claustrophobia won't allow for going under the water. The other was the Lulua. It was held at a resort right on the edge of the ocean. There was an open bar and a tremendous meal featuring a roast pig that had been buried in the ground. Other dishes included poi which I read about and heard about. Wallpaper paste would have tasted better. Just as the meal was winding down the sun sank into the west. When the sun sets it sets and it gets dark almost immediately. This was followed by a program of many different hula dancers in various costumes. All in all a beautiful program. Off for Honolulu a quick hour flight and more to be written later.

Dateline THURSDAY, JAN. 28 •Bowstring Senior Center Lunch, 12 noon. Everyone welcome. •Dual Dependency Support Group meets, 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 703 Pokegama Ave. N, Grand Rapids, downstairs back entrance. Phone Greg 326-4433 for more information. •Deer River Foodshelf, open 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Goodall Resource Center, 1006 Comstock Drive, 246-2500. •Northern Itasca Foodshelf, open 12:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the side of the Over 50 Club on Main Street in Bigfork. •Parents Supporting Parents support group meets, Itasca Resource Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Phone Janelle Diede, 327-6724 for more information. •AA meeting in Squaw Lake, 7 p.m., St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. •Community Cafe Dinner at the Golden Age Center in Deer River, 4:30-6 p.m. •WeeCare Hope Chest (free children’s clothing) open 9-11 a.m. at Deer River Church of God, 304 4th Ave. SE. •Grief Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m., in the Fireside Room of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 501 Northwest 16 Street, Grand Rapids. Potluck is served. For more information call Marion Leimbach, 327-6145. •Itasca County Housing and Redevelopment Authority meets at the Itasca County HRA offices in Grand Rapids, 8 a.m. Phone 326-7978 for more information. •Huskie girls basketball vs Northland, away. •Warrior girls basketball vs Chisholm, away. FRIDAY, JAN. 29 •Deer River TOPS meets, 8-9 a.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, Hwy. 6 north, Deer River; information 246-2613 or 2462180. •“The Laramie Project” presented by the EdgeWild Players, 7 p.m., at the Edge Center for the Arts, Bigfork. •Huskie boys basketball vs Littlefork/Bigfalls, at home. •Warrior boys basketball vs Virginia, away. SATURDAY, JAN. 30 •“The Laramie Project” presented by the EdgeWild Players, 7 p.m. at the Edge Center for the Arts, Bigfork. •Warrior girls basketball vs Two Harbors, at home. •Warrior boys basketball vs Two Harbors, at home. •Warrior wrestling tournament, at Grand Rapids. •Warrior nordic ski at Brainerd. SUNDAY, JAN. 31 •“The Laramie Project” presented by the EdgeWild Players, 7 p.m. at the Edge Center for the Arts, Bigfork. MONDAY, FEB. 1 •AA and Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, Deer River •Suicide Survivor Support Group meets, 6 p.m., 430 SW 2nd St., Chisholm. For more information call Carla 218-254-2619. •Avenue of Pines Lions Club meets, 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Deer River. Phone Audrey Moede 246-8428 for more information. •Bowstring Airport Commission meets, 7 p.m., in the administrative building at the airport. •Deer River Sportsman's Club meets, 7 p.m., at Deer River Vets Club. •Women’s Cancer Support Group meets 4:30-6 p.m. at the American Cancer Society, 2101 Hwy. 169 S. Phone (218) 3264235 for more information. •Senior Cancer Support Group meets, 1:30-3 p.m., at the Grand Rapids Community Cancer Center, 2101 Hwy. 169 S. Phone (218) 326-4235. •Deer River Operation Minnesota Nice, 6:30 p.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church. For information contact Jim or Pat Tarbell, 246-2134 TUESDAY, Feb. 2 •Deer River TOPS meets, 5:00 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, Hwy. 6 north, Deer River; information 246-2180 or 2462467. •Support Group for female survivors of sexual violence. Phone 326-5008 for more information •Bowstring Senior Center Lunch, 12 noon Everyone welcome. •Community Cafe Dinner at the Golden Age Center in Deer River, 4:30-6 p.m. •Caregiver Support Group meets, Northern Itasca Health

Care Center, 2-3 p.m., at Pine Tree Villa. •Positive Parenting Group meets, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Family Resource Center in Bigfork. •Cancer Support Group for Parents of Kids with Cancer, for young cancer survivors and their families, 6:30-7:30, at the Grand Rapids Community Cancer Center, 2101 Hwy. 169 S. Phone (218) 326-4235. •Immunization Clinic operated by the Itasca County Public Health Dept. at Itasca Resource Center, 4-6 p.m. For more info call 327-2941. •The North Country Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. at the Marcell Family Center. •Leech Lake Diabetes Care Clinic, at the Ball Club Community Center. •Bigfork Planning & Zoning Commission meets, 6 p.m., at Bigfork City Hall. •Golden Age Club meets, at the Golden Age Club, 12:30 p.m. •Huskie boys basketball vs Babbitt-Embarrass, away. •Warrior boys basketball vs Mt. Iron-Buhl, away. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 •Men’s Domestic Violence Program, 6-8 p.m., at Goodall Resource Center. Call Joel or Ann for more information 327-4062 •Bowstring Senior Center Lunch, 12 noon Everyone welcome. •Deer River Caregiver Support Group meets, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Deer River Hospital conference room. •Head Injury Survivors Support Group meets, 1-2:30 p.m.; Family and Friends Support Group meets, 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are at the Moses Residence, 220 17th St. NW, Grand Rapids. Phone Diana Mandich 326-3572. • Immunization Clinic operated by the Itasca County Public Health Dept. at Itasca Resource Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more info call 327-2941. •Bigfork Cancer Support Group, for all cancer survivors 12:30 p.m., meets at the Northern Itasca Health Care Center. Phone (218) 326-4235. •Deer River Bushwacker’s Snowmobile Club meets, 7 p.m., Rasley’s Blueberry Bowl. New members welcome. •AA Meeting at Winnie Dam Community Center, 7 p.m. There will be an Open Speaker and potluck. THURSDAY, FEB. 4 •Bowstring Senior Center Lunch, 12 noon. Everyone welcome. •Dual Dependency Support Group meets, 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 703 Pokegama Ave. N, Grand Rapids, downstairs back entrance. Phone Greg 326-4433 for more information. •Deer River Foodshelf, open 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Goodall Resource Center, 1006 Comstock Drive, 246-2500. •Northern Itasca Foodshelf, open 12:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the side of the Over 50 Club on Main Street in Bigfork. •Parents Supporting Parents support group meets, Itasca Resource Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Phone Janelle Diede, 327-6724 for more information. •AA meeting in Squaw Lake, 7 p.m., St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. •Community Cafe Dinner at the Golden Age Center in Deer River, 4:30-6 p.m. •WeeCare Hope Chest (free children’s clothing) open 9-11 a.m. at Deer River Church of God, 304 4th Ave. SE. •Eligibility Specialists with Itasca County Human Services will be at the Deer River Family Service Center. Phone 1-800422-0312 or 327-2941 for appointments. •Bigfork School Site Council meets, 3:15 at the school •Grief Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m., in the Fireside Room of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 501 Northwest 16 Street, Grand Rapids. Potluck is served. For more information call Marion Leimbach, 327-6145. •Storytelling at Marcell Town Hall, 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the North Country Seniors. •NAPS and MAC pickup, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Deer River Senior Center. •Itasca Genealogy Club meets in the Karjala Research Center in the Central School, Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. •Masonic Lodge Itasca #208 meets, 7 p.m., at the Itasca Lodge, 2515 E. U.S. Hwy. 2, LaPrairie. Phone Earl Machart, Worshipful Master, 218-854-3336 for more information. •Northwoods Saddle Club meets, 6 p.m., at the Effie Community Center. •Huskie girls basketball vs Greenway, at home. •Warrior girls basketball vs LIttlefork/Bigfalls, at home. •Warrior wrestling vs Hibbing, away.

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Last Tuesday the Deer River Warriors Wrestling team went up against Thief River Falls and Bena/Blackduck/Cass Lake. This picture is of Eric Ortloff (7th grader) 130# weight bracket for the B-Squad. Eric won the match by fall in 30 seconds. Jeremy Peck in the 140# weight bracket lost by fall in his B-Squad match.

Devon Pehrson (11th grade) in the 145 pound line up had an outstanding match against his opponent from Thief River Falls. Even though Devon didn’t win he did an outstanding job.

This picture of Cody Mengtes (Senior) at 135 pounds won this match against Thief River Falls last Tuesday night in Deer River.

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Deer River 2010 Winterfest

Ice House and Wildfire & Wizards were the first teams out to play broomball for the Deer River Winterfest celebration on Jan. 23. They were having a hard time keeping their footing on the ice that was slicker than usual with the freezing rain that had started on Jan. 22.

Once the wagon and team of horses arrived to provide rides for those attending the Deer River Winterfest celebration on Jan. 23, Roy Bain’s Morgan horses, Flicka and Captain, didn’t have any trouble on the slick, icy streets. They were eager to go and John Larson held them in place until riders were ready to go. This activity was sponsored by the Deer River Lions Club.

There were seven teams who signed up for the broomball tournament during the 2010 Deer River Winterfest. Only one team was unable to make it because of the icy roads. The Northome team, with mostly Deer River players, took third place in the tournament. Third from the left is Carl Williams who was the organizer of the event.

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The Grand Rapids broomball team, otherwise known as the Muckluckers, took first place in the 2010 Deer River Winterfest Broomball Tournament that was held on Jan. 23. The other teams playing were Ice-House, Wildfires & Wizard, Rum Runners, DRFD and Northome. The Ice Chips weren’t able to get to the tournament because of icy roads.


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There were several individual booths set up in the Deer River High School commons area for the 2010 Deer River Winterfest. One of those booths, represented by Tyler and Colby Gunderson, was the Deer River Wrestling Fan Club stand that sold refreshments.


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Deer River High School basketball cheerleading squad, and their coach Brenda Lang, had a booth set up in the high school commons area during the 2010 Deer River Winterfest celebration to do face painting. From the left are Alicia Heide, Tia Thompson, Andrea Vickerman, Courtney Heide and Lang. Youngsters had fun trying to win goodies during the cakewalk sponsored by the Deer River Church of God during the Jan. 23 Deer River Chamber of Commerce sponsored 2010 Winterfest celebration.

The Deer River 2010 Winterfest celebration chili cook-off had 17 entries. Prizes were awarded to the three first place winners in the judged category. Sue Cook, on the left, and Karla Foix accepted the second place prize for the Minnesota Reading Corps and Americorps Minnesota entry from Deer River Chamber member Jeff Deihl on Jan. 23. Jenna Erickson, another member of their group, was not present for the photo.

Girls weren’t the only ones who were having a bit of fun getting a new look during the Deer River Winterfest celebration on Jan. 23. Brothers, Anthony Wicklund, on the left, and Ethan Wicklund decided to give it a try.

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See more photos on Page 10 The Deer River Avenue of Pines Lions Club had a food booth set up in the Deer River High School commons for the Deer River Chamber of Commerce 2010 Winterfest celebration. At the far right are, Shirley Matlock and left, Chris Vinson, who are Avenue of Pines Lions Club members, with Brendan and Amanda Grubbs. The proceeds from this booth were to help Amanda and her husband pay for special contacts she needs due to an accident.

Door prize drawings were the last event of the Deer River Chamber of Commerce 2010 Winterfest of Jan. 23. The name drawings were done by chamber members Linda Reed and Jeff Deihl. Only two events scheduled for the day had to cancel because of the icy roads. Those events were the senior center pancake breakfast and the White Oak Ice Racing, Inc.

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It was hard to tell who was having the most fun, those doing the hair spray dye jobs, Nikki Osse, on the left and Shannon Antilla, on the right, or those who were getting them. Courtney Heide was getting her hair done by Osse and Tia Thompson was getting her hair done by Antilla. This event was held on Jan. 23 during the Deer River Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Winterfest.

There were eight teams who took part in the volleyball tournament held during the Deer River Winterfest on Jan. 23. These teams just went by first names, Jim, Stacey, Rena, Mandy, Valarie, Jill, Joel and Kayla. Jim & Gary’s team got first place medals. Mandy’s team was in second place and the team that took third place, Joel’s team, drove from Duluth on the icy roads to play.

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LACEY DAVIDSON ON DEAN’S LIST Lacey Davidson of Wirt has been named to the dean’s list for fall semester at Wittenberg University. Wittenberg University is located in Springfield, Ohio. It is a liberal arts college of approximately 2000 students. Dean's list members achieved a GPA of 3.5 for the semester in which they were honored. The fall 2009 dean's list included 542 students.

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DNR talking trash For many Minnesotans there is nothing like walking on a frozen lake, carving a hole and pulling up an elusive fish from the depths below. When word gets out that there’s a good fish bite on a lake, ice anglers descend on the spot. Often that pristine environment becomes littered with bottles, cans, cigarette butts, or worse. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers say the biggest problem is identifying the perpetrators. “Lakes are normally ringed by fish houses this time of year so conservation officers find it challenging to identify who is leaving trash on a lake,” said Capt. Ken Soring, DNR Enforcement northeast regional manager in Grand Rapids. “Another factor is the wind, which makes it difficult to prove where the trash came from. And we just don’t have enough conservation officers to thoroughly enforce litter laws.” Litter is a petty misdemeanor criminal charge with a fine of up to $300. Conservation officers also have Solid Waste Civil Citation authority. These civil citations are “by the pound” or “by the cubic foot” penalties, and since they are not criminal charges, they don’t require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The person suspected of littering must pay the penalty and clean up the mess. Conservation officers on Lake Mille Lacs utilize a blaze orange “notice” door tag with a label pasted on the back that essentially asks people to take their litter and blocking materials with them. Officers place the tag on fish houses, especially those that have litter around them. The tag

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also mentions the statute and potential penalty for violating the law. “Officers will be documenting houses that have litter around them or look like they may be abandoned,” said Lt. Rita Frenzel, Lake Mille Lacs District Enforcement supervisor. “Given the size of Mille Lacs and the number of houses, this may be somewhat hit and miss. But we will be diligent in pursuing litter cases.” She noted officers will also be talking to resort owners about removing blocking material and remnants of ice bridges discarded on lakes. The DNR offers the following tips to keep Minnesota waterways clean: Set an example for others, especially children, by not littering. • Properly dispose of tangled fishing line to prevent wildlife from being trapped and injured. • It is unlawful to dispose of ice fishing shacks anywhere in the state. Check with local refuse provider or landfill for disposal. • Litter is a costly problem that we all end up paying for to keep our roadways, parks, and waterways clean. The act of littering not only hurts our pocketbooks, but it also causes harm to our environment in many ways. • Keep a litter bag or trash container in your fish house, dark house, or shelter. • Secure trash container covers to prevent wind or animals from spreading litter. • Cover and secure any vehicle, truck, or trailer carrying refuse. • When visiting any recreation area, make sure to leave the area clean for the next person to enjoy.

wood can be shaped,” said Box. “That transference, from the steamer to the forms has to be done fast as the wood hardens fast.” Box uses nylon binding instead of rawhide. He said, “I found out that there was a big difference in costs between them and the weight of the different items

made with the nylon binding is much lighter. Besides that, mice will eat the rawhide. They don’t care for the nylon.” He has been demonstrating this art of snowshoe and furniture making at public events in the area for some time now. The latest demonstration Box did was a stand set up during the Deer River Chamber of Commerce Winterfest on Jan. 23.

This is just some of the things that Brad Box uses when making snowshoes and snowshoe furniture. He got the book from his wife Amy and that really got him started on this hobby about three years ago. The nylon binding starts out as white and changes color when the staining is done on the finished piece.

PUBLIC NOTICE Enbridge Pipelines (Lakehead) L.L.C will be performing Routine Maintenance on a section of their pipeline under County Road 88 (Pincherry Road) in Cohasset, Minnesota. Due to this work, CR 88 will be closed to local traffic. Local traffic will be detoured to County Road 227 and Columbus Avenue. This work will commence on or around January 18 and completed on or before February 10. Following the work, the road will be restored with a class-five base for the winter. The road is expected to be repaved in the spring of 2010. We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation. Contact: Karen Johnson Sr. Right of Way Agent Enbridge Pipelines (Lakehead) L.L.C 1129 Industrial Park Dr. SE Bemidji, MN 56601 218-755-6712

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Obituaries Linda Carol (Anderson) DeLuca Linda Carol (Anderson) DeLuca, 68, of Grand Rapids, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in Grand Itasca Hospital, Grand Rapids, due to complications from cancer. In 1941, she was born in Grand Rapids to Chester and “Pearl” Helmi Anderson. She grew up in LaPrairie and graduated in 1958 from Greenway High School. She worked at First National Bank in Grand Rapids. She then worked at the Duluth News Tribune after a brief time in the Twin Cities. On Jan. 3, 1963, she was united in marriage to Angelo DeLuca of Duluth. They first resided at Deer Lake and then later moved to Grand Rapids. She was a member of the Grand Rapids Garden Club where she served as vice president for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dorothy Herschbach, and an infant sister, Marjorie. She is survived by her family and friends. Visitation and memorial service were Saturday, Jan. 23, at Grand Rapids. Burial will be in the spring in Hazelwood Cemetery, Blackberry Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made in Linda’s name to Itasca Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 853, Grand Rapids, Minn. 55744. Arrangements were by the Rowe Funeral Home & Crematory, Grand Rapids.

Willard Keith Harthan Willard Keith Harthan, 85, of Cohasset, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 surrounded by his family in Grand Itasca Hospital, Grand Rapids. In 1924, he was born the son of Samuel and Clara Ruth Harthan in Cohasset, where he grew up and attended school at Harthan School and Leighton Park School. He entered the United States Army and served during World War II. On April 27, 1963, he married Dolores Samsal in Cohasset. He worked with the mines and REA as a journeyman. He also owned and operated his own farm until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the VFW of Grand Rapids and the Loyal Order of Moose. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Samual Harthan; and five sisters, Mildred Weinberger, Gretchen Hendricks, Gladys Werner, Lucille Buckles, and Eldora Harthan. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; daughters, Terri Crowe of Grand Rapids and Toni Harthan of Grand Rapids; sons, Tim Harthan of Cohasset and Troy Harthan of Grand Rapids; sisters, Thelma Gannon of Grand Rapids and Dolores Pullen of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation was Jan. 24, at Rowe Funeral Home and one hour before the funeral service on Jan. 25, at Grand Rapids Alliance Church, with full military honors. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Cohasset at a later date. Arrangements are by the Rowe Funeral Home and Crematory, Grand Rapids.

Sheriff’s Report Tuesday, January 12 — Responded to a report of identity theft on Co. Rd. 152, Deer River at 9:07 a.m. The victim reported many charges on an account they did not make. Responded to a couple of sheep on the road on Hwy. 2, Deer River at 12:59 p.m. Responded to a complaint of mailbox damage on Co. Rd. 129, Deer River at 3:07 p.m. An adult male was arrested for violating a harassment restraining order on Hwy. 46, Blackduck at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday, January 13 — Responded to vandalism of a vehicle on N.W. 4th Ave., Cohasset at 10:32 a.m. Responded to a two-vehicle fender bender at the Cenex Station on Main Ave. W., Deer River at 11:57 a.m. No injuries were reported. The Bigfork Fire Department responded to a garage fire on Co. Rd. 26, Northome at 10:25 p.m. The garage was a total loss. Thursday, January 14 — Received a report of prescription medications stolen from S.E. King Rd., Effie, at 5:44 a.m. There is a suspect. Responded to a vehicle in the ditch on Farm Camp Rd., Bigfork at 11:46 a.m. Vehicle stopped for crossing the center line on Co. Rd. 252, Bigfork at 11:19 p.m. Passenger ticketed for having in his possession a small amount of marijuana. Friday, January 15 — Responded to a littering complaint on E. Bass Lake Rd., Cohasset at 9:55 a.m. Received a report of a harassing phone call on Sugar Lake Trail, Cohasset at 10:08 p.m. Saturday, January 16 — Responded to a vehicle in the ditch on Pincherry Grove Resort Rd., Cohasset at 12:58 a.m. Responded to a domestic assault between adult brothers on E. Bowstring River Rd., Deer River at 3:28 a.m. Sunday, January 17 — Received a loud party complaint on N.W. 3rd St., Cohasset at 12:41 a.m. Responded to an intoxicated individual pounding on a door on Co. Rd. 146, Deer River at 3:57 a.m. Received a report of a lost dog on Plughat Pt. Rd., Deer River at 5:55 a.m. The dog was a 10year-old female Siberian Husky that was white with two-thirds of its body covered in black markings. It was not wearing a collar. The Bigfork Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Hwy. 6, Talmoon at 3:12 p.m. Received a report of a harassing phone call on Hwy. 1, Effie at 4:39 p.m. Responded to a domestic assault on N.W. 3rd St., Cohasset at 6:19 p.m.

Monday, January 18 — Responded to a domestic argument on Sugar Lake Trail, Cohasset at 12:43 a.m. Received a report of a harassing phone call on N.W. 3rd St., Cohasset at 8:50 a.m. An adult male was arrested on violation of an order for protection on Bakke Rd., Bigfork at 5:59 p.m. Responded to a two-vehicle accident on W. Amen Lk. Rd., Deer River at 6:55 p.m. There were no injuries. Tuesday, January 19 — Responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Co. Rd. 160, Deer River at 3:12 p.m. The Bigfork Fire Department responded to a carbon monoxide detector alert on Center Pt. Rd, Bigfork at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 — Responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Smith Lake Rd., Marcell at 12:09 a.m. The vehicle was broken down. Received a report of a harassing phone call on Co. Rd. 129, Deer River at 4:29 p.m. Thursday, January 21 — Responded to a harassment complaint on Co. Rd. 129, Deer River at 9:50 a.m. Responded to a report of a fifth degree assault on Comstock Dr., Deer River at 5:57 p.m. Friday, January 22 — The Bigfork Fire Department responded to a car fire on Co. Rd. 551, Togo at 10:23 a.m. Received a complaint of vandalism on Hwy. 6, Deer River at 8:30 p.m. Someone poured something other than oil into the engine of a demolition derby car. Saturday, January 23 — Assisted state patrol with a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy. 46, Deer River at 2:51 a.m. There were no injuries. Responded to a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy. 286, Marcell at 4:17 a.m. Aided in a property dispute over use of personal property on N.E. 2nd St., Cohasset at 12:30 p.m. The dispute was resolved. Responded to a harassment complaint on Hwy. 286, Bigfork at 2:16 p.m. Derogatory comments were received in text messages and on facebook. Responded to a property damage complaint on Co. Rd. 551, Cook at 6:22 p.m. Residential windows were broken. Sunday, January 24 — Received a report of a snowmobile trespassing on private property on Hwy. 46, Northome at 1:32 p.m. Responded to a report of one-vehicle property damage on Lake St., Cohasset at 3:40 p.m.


Five generations – Great-Great-Grandmother Lois Edgeton, lower right; Great-Grandpa Lyle Edgeton, Grandma Robin (Edgeton) Gullickson, upper left; and mom, Lindsey Gullickson, holding Kamden Leo Gullickson-Palmer. Kamden was born Dec. 22, 2009.

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The Bible Says ... “Your father is rich” by C. Marvine Scott My sister, Dee, and I used to have so much fun playing when we were children. We grew up loving Jesus. We each had to come to a point of personally talking to Him and accepting His forgiveness but I cannot remember a time that I didn’t love Him! Our parents told us how that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They told us that God loved us and adopted us into His family. They shared Phil. 4:19: “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” We were excited! If our God was King, that made us princesses! How fun is that! It became our favorite game for most of our childhood. Another thing my parents did was lead us to pray for the poor. Can you actually be poor if you pray for the poor? I don’t think so. We didn’t have a lot of money but that didn’t seem to matter. Our home (though sometimes very humble) was warm and clean. We always had food to eat. There was abundant love to share. Mother was a seamstress and kept us clothed attractively. We didn’t have to be embarrassed. Sometimes they were ‘hand-me-downs, ‘ but by the time mother was through, you’d never know it! I knew that my Father in Heaven was the one with all the money and that He’d give us what we needed whenever the need arrived. I had a beautiful and secure childhood as a result. I have wondered at times how different life would be for all of us as adults, if we could wrap our minds around the abundance that God gives us rather than the things we think we need and be truly grateful. If we feel poor, we are poor. I love the beautiful story I read a couple of years ago about a child’s faith. It seems that the single, poverty stricken mother would gather her two children around her at night. She would put her one blanket over the three of them and they would huddle next to the chimney to get what little heat they could from the combined chimney and body heat. One night her daughter said to her mother after their evening prayers while huddled together for the night, “Mommy, I feel so sorry for those poor children who do not have a blanket and warm place to huddle!” They prayed together for the poor. Was she poor? I think not! She merely didn’t have much money. God gives a lot of beautiful promises for those who care for the poor. I love the way the Complete Jewish Bible gives Psalms 41:1-2: “How blessed are those who care for the poor! When calamity comes, ADONAI will save them. ADONAI will preserve them, keep them alive, and make them happy in the land. You will not hand them over to the whims of their enemies.” Being rich involves much more than mere money. Someone once said: “No matter how great our need, the divine resources are never exhausted.” What is our need? Our God will supply. Were you deserted by your parents? “Even though my father and mother have left me, ADONAI will care for me.” Ps. 27:10. MEDICINE CHEST For the BLUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Read Ps. 27. For an EMPTY PURSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Read Ps. 37. If DISCOURAGED about work . . . . . . . .Read Ps. 128 If people seem UNKIND to you, . . . . . .Read John 15. If you are losing CONFIDENCE . . . . . .Read 1 Cor. 13 If you cannot have YOUR OWN WAY .Read James 3. If you are all OUT OF SORTS . . . . . . . .Read Heb. 12. For a TRAVELING COMPANION . . . . .Read Ps. 121. UNCLE BEN’S QUOTEBOOK (Harvest House Publishers c1976) p.62

In loving memory of James R. Mayo. I wish to thank everyone who came to say goodbye to Jim also Pastor Dwight Rudquist for the nice service and Bethany Lutheran Church, the music by Jenine Jensen and Gil Apple, the Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Redeemer Lutheran Ladies for the lunch - a special thank you to the VFW Honor Guard. It was great. Charlene Mayo and the Mayo family

If we want to have a life filled with abundance, we need to find the Abundant Life in Christ. It is actually exciting to discover all the beautiful promises God gives us in the Bible. Perhaps the following poem by Lois Anne Williams expresses best the riches of God! I sat and gazed in silence At the azure sky overhead. In the glory of that moment, A simple prayer was said. I thanked God for all the grandeur, For His beauty everywhere, I praised the Great Creator As I sat in silent prayer. I found an inspiration And a peace within my soul, I took the time to worship And I felt myself made whole. -ibid p.245 A Child of the King by Harriet Buell 1877 (Music by John Sumner 1877) My Father is rich in houses and lands, He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands! Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold, His coffers are full, He has riches untold. My Father’s own Son, the Savior of men, Once wandered on earth as the poorest of them; But now He is pleading our pardon on high, That we may be His when He comes by and by. I once was an outcast stranger on earth, A sinner by choice, an alien by birth,

A tent or a cottage, why should I care? They’re building a palace for me over there; Though exiled from home, yet still may I sing: All glory to God, I’m a child of the King. Refrain I’m a child of the King, A child of the King: With Jesus my Savior, I’m a child of the King. I realize I had a rich beautiful childhood filled with love and one that not everyone has experienced. I also have had a wonderful marriage with the love of a find husband, along with loving children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Not everyone is this blessed and I know it. However, if you are a child of the King, you are rich and, no matter what your past, you have a glorious future. You are truly rich!

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Area Worship Schedule SQUAW LAKE Centennial Lutheran LC-MS Rev. James Anthony Sunday Service 8:30 a.m. St. Catherine's Catholic Father Thomas P. Galarneault (218)659-4353 Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m.

JESSIE LAKE Jessie Lake Baptist 832-3911 Rev. Howard Williams Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Jesse Lake Lutheran Pastor John Hanson Parsonage 832-3834 Church 832-3883 Church Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Clara Lutheran DEER RIVER 246-8191 Apostolic Faith Church Lay Pastor Pastor Timothy Schultz Peg Christensen 212 2nd St. S.E. 246-2243 Sunday School & Sunday School & Worship Service Worship Service 9 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Hwy. 6 N - Right on Cty. Rd. 142, Bible Study, Wednesday Left on Cty. Rd 144 - 1 mile. 6:00 p.m. Deer River Bible Church BENA 246-9570 St. Anne’s Catholic Pastor Gaylord Finch Father Stephen Solors Home 246-2093 Saturday Mass 7 p.m.. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. FEDERAL DAM Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Evening Service 6 p.m. Father Stephen Solors Family Bible Study & Prayer Sunday Mass 11 a.m. meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. 1 mile north on Hwy. 6


Evangelical Covenant Pastor Ron Grossman Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. 246-8062

MARCELL Marcell Community Church Pastor Paul Olson Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 10 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church Fr. Paul Larson Parish Office 246-8582 Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Confessions half hour before Saturday mass United Methodist Pastor Richard Wilder Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Office (218)246-8591 Cell (218)360-4795

Caribou Chapel Pastor Ron Grossman (218) 326-3574 Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m. All denominations welcome! At Marcell Town Hall

SUOMI Suomi Evangelical Lutheran Pastor John Hanson Parsonage 832-3834 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

SAND LAKE Northwoods Chapel Rev. Howard Williams Non-Denominational On Corner of Co. Rds. 35 and 36 Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Fellowship following Wednesday Bible Study For info 1-218-259-0425 Sand Lake Alliance Pastor Sam Muntean Cty Rd 4 just east of Anchor Inn Resort) Worship 10 a.m. Bible Study - Wed. 7 p.m. 218-798-2872

Redeemer Lutheran LC-MS Rev. James Anthony Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Evening Service, Thursday, 7 p.m. Memorial Day thru Labor Day Bethany Lutheran, ELCA Rev. Dwight Rudquist Highway 6 North, 246-8398 Worship - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday - ‘Club 100’ Sept.-May (1st-6th grade) "The Welcome Place" Oteneagen Chapel (An Independent Bible Church) Church Services 10-11 a.m. Sunday School 11:15-11:45 a.m.

EFFIE Effie Fredheim Lutheran Church ELCA Rev. Ryan Aarestad Office 743-3368; Parsonage 743-6986 Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m.

Deer River Church of God (Pentecostal) Rev. Lee Pederson 246-8760 304 - 4th Ave. S.E. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Prayer 6 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m.

Bigfork Lutheran, ELCA Rev. Ryan Aarestad Office 743-3368; Parsonage 743-6986 Sunday Worship: Bigfork Lutheran and First Presbyterian are having blended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church two blocks west of Bigfork City Hall at 10:15 a.m. Bigfork Assembly of God Pastor Mike Stevens 101 Golf Course Road Morning Worship 9:30 & 10:30 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Service 6:30 p.m. 218-743-6316 Riverside (Presbyterian) Chapel Sunday Worship 8:30 a.m. Cell (218)360-4795 Our Lady of Snows Catholic Father Thomas P. Galarneault (218) 743-3255 Sunday Mass 9:00 a.m. Wed., Thurs., Fri..- 8:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church Rev. Ryan Aarestad Office 743-3368; Parsonage 743-6986 Sunday Worship: Bigfork Lutheran and First Presbyterian are having blended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church two blocks west of Bigfork City Hall at 10:15 a.m.

BOWSTRING Bowstring (Presbyterian) Chapel located 15 miles north on Hwy. 6, 1 block west on Co. Rd. 133 Sharron Lewis Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m.

Jurvelin Hardware Deer River 246-8628 Rajala Timber Co. Deer River & Bigfork


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BALL CLUB St. Joseph's Catholic Father Stephen Solors Saturday Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Ball Club Assembly of God Church Rev. Greg Baudeck Pastor - 327-1005 Church-246-2511 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.

COHASSET West Cohasset Chapel Pastor Joe Franzone Sunday School -9:15 a.m. Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. AWANA Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. 999-9030 On Hwy. 6 one mile north of Hwy. 63 St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Fr. Paul Larson Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Confessions half hour before mass Calvary Pines Baptist Church Pastor Charles Pratt 7 miles north of Cohasset at crossroads of Co. Rd. 256 & 62 Sunday School (ad. & youth) 9:30 a.m.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study - 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Chris Gorshe Pastor Bill Zeige 35568 Foxtail Lane, Cohasset 328-5165 Sunday 9:00 Wednesday Evening 7 p.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 10:30 a.m. New Life Christian Fellowship 35 N.E. 3rd St., Cohasset, MN (Formerly Redeemer Lutheran Church behind SuperAmerica)

Sunday Prayer 8-8:30 a.m. 9:00-9:45 a.m. Sunday School Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening 6 p.m. prayer 6:30 p.m. Worship Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Good News Bible Church Rev. Tom Adams 9 a.m. Sunday Wednesday 7 p.m. 326-5972

Deer River Publishing 246-8533 North Itasca Electric Co-op Bigfork Area 743-3131

Carroll Funeral Home Deer River & Bigfork 246-8181 or 1-800-457-8181

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Lake Country Power schedules outage for maintenance More than 600 Lake Country Power members in the Bena and Federal Dam areas will be without power Friday, January 29, permitting temperatures stay above zero degrees. The outage will begin 1:00 p.m. and last one hour. Areas affected include Bena, Federal Dam, West Winnie Road, Ryan’s Village, Portage Lake and the northeast part of Leech Lake including Sucker Bay. The outage is necessary for maintenance on the Bena Substation. Members may call the cooperative at 1-800421-9959 for more information. Lake Country Power,, is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in northeastern Minnesota. The rural electric cooperative provides services to more than 42,000 members and has offices located in Grand Rapids, Kettle River and Mountain Iron.

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Public Notice ITASCA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF INTENT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE ITASCA COUNTY SUBSUFACE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM (SSTS) ORDINANCE PURPOSE: This Ordinance establishes standards for and regulation of subsurface sewage treatment systems, midsize sewage treatment systems, and septage disposal including the proper location, design and construction; their necessary modification and reconstruction; their operation, maintenance and repair to protect surface water and groundwater from contamination by human sewage and waterborne household and commercial wastes; to protect the public's health and safety, and eliminate or prevent the development of public nuisances pursuant to the authority granted under Minnesota Statute Chapters 115 and 145A and Minnesota Rules Chapter 7080 as amended that pertain to sewage and wastewater treatment. The proposed amendments pertain to a modification of the complete ordinance, to be in conformance with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) 7080 – 7083 Rules which included deleting/amending Sections to be modified in accordance with the Conventional Program Model SSTS Ordinance for Local Units of Government. An overview of the amendments include establishing minimum standards for and regulation of subsurface sewage treatment systems, midsize sewage treatment systems, incorporating by reference the minimum standards of Minnesota statutes and administrative rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; establishment of forms, fees and requirements for issuing permits, management plans and operating permits; standards for upgrade, repair, replacement or abandonment of SSTS; penalties for failure to comply with the provisions; and provisions for enforcement. The MPCA will review the ordinance to verify that all applicable provisions of 7082 have been met. This Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Ordinance, as amended, would repeal the Sanitation Ordinance of Itasca County adopted by the County Board on 08/11/1998 and effective 09/15/1998, and all subsequent amendments and revisions; and any other conflicting ordinances or resolutions of Itasca County. Pursuant to the provisions in Minnesota Statutes, Sections 13D.04, 394.25, Subd. 8, 394.26, 375.51 and the Itasca County Zoning Ordinance, the Itasca County Board of Commissioners will hold their public hearing on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in the County Board Room of the Courthouse, City of Grand Rapids, 55744, to officially adopt the amendments to the Ordinance as recommended by the Planning Commission/BoA on 1/13/10. If it is impossible for anyone to attend the hearing, they may submit their written expression to the Itasca County Environmental Services Department, 123 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids MN 55744 and they will be entered into the hearing record. Copies of the proposed Ordinance dated 1/13/10 and entitled: Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Ordinance, Itasca County, Minnesota; may be seen on the Environmental Services Department web page at and at the Itasca County Environmental Services Department or the Auditor/Treasurer's Office during regular business hours. Dated this 25th day of January, 2010 at Grand Rapids MN 55744. Don Dewey, Environmental Services Administrator C: Deb Davis – with draft SSTS Ordinance 28Wchaff

Looking Back Compiled by Joan Isaacs from the files of the Deer River Newspapers. 110 Years Ago—The lath mill project is an assured fact...A.E. Whitmore & Co. is the name of the firm to start first manufacturing enterprise in Deer River...Mill site is on south side of tracks on 1st Street. Chas. Christie, who was the genial camp cook for Wes Kerr in the early days when logging the heavy timber where the principal part of Deer River now stands, was a caller at the News office. He is now cooking for Callahan & Kaleen Co. camp on the Mississippi. 100 Years Ago—The M&R Company is erecting a large store room and platform at Stanley (Wirt). Issue of the telephone ordinance completes the franchise to Milo Smith, electrician of the Everton plant. This is the fourth attempt of Deer River to secure a telephone system. Mr. Smith promises to have the “helloo”? working early in the spring. Secretary Moran of the Commercial Club has sent farmers a list of questions to be used at the meeting when the matter of establishing a creamery in Deer River will be measured fully. 90 Years Ago—Names in the News: M.J. Baker; Mrs. W.J. Schulz, Inger; Mrs. Walt Scott, Wirt; Mrs. P.R. Brooks, Deer River. Births: Son to Mr. and Mrs. Alger Straws. This is the first colored child to be born in Deer River; girls to Mr. and Mrs. Jules Duzutter of Milltown; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Baird. 80 Years Ago—First State Bank, Bigfork, moves into new building. President is L.M. Latterell, Vice President is O.M. Latterell, C.F. Gilbertson is cashier, Doris Coolen in bookkeeper and Eugene Scheer is teller. Bank was established in 1912. Ownership has been in quite a few hands including John Dahlberg and Lou Harmon. Blizzard strikes hard in this area. Temperature is 39 degrees below zero. Dederick Store observes 10 years of success. Deaths: Peter Forsman, Deer River. 70 Years Ago—Governing body of Itasca Hospital, Grand Rapids, is the County Poor & Hospital commission which includes W.R. Giberson, Deer River; Mrs. Lena Westvick, Bigfork; Walter Sterling, Coleraine; Otis Gildemeister, Grand Rapids, and Dr. I.H. Kiesting, Nashwauk. Fifteen physicians and surgeons form the medical staff. Twenty-two graduate nurses are employed. 60 Years Ago—J.M. “Jake” Christiansen, coach at Deer River from 1924-26, has been named “Man of the Year” for Clay County at Moorhead. Cold wave hits — new low of 32 below zero. Stanley Perry, who owns the tavern in Mack in what was formerly the John Puhakka store, leaves for Alaska. Deaths: Andrew Ostlund, Sand Lake pioneer; Nels Hallin, Oteneagen pioneer who came to the area in 1901; Mary Lekander, Suomi; Emil Kananen, Squaw Lake pioneer.

50 Years Ago—Deer River Parents-TeachersStudents Association (PTSA) establishes a scholarship fund. Bigfork Co-op Creamery holds annual meeting. Officers are William Bain, Fred Damgren, Lloyd Babcock, Philip Hamilton, Ray Gravelle, James Knight, George Waldron. 40 Years Ago—On Jan. 19 it was 36 degrees below zero. Mrs. L. Aplin is elected chairman of ISD #317 school board. Pamela Evensen, Bigfork, is student teaching in Mexico City. Wayne Cronin is elected chairman and Leo Donnell, vice chairman of the Ball Club Indian Council 30 Years Ago—Deer River City Clerk Mike Mannion resigns. Deer River gets about one foot of snow. School is closed. Deer River Ranger Station completes construction of Cutfoot Sioux ski trail which is now open. Matt Huju is elected chairman of ISD #317 school board. 20 Years Ago—Warrior boys’ cross country ski team of Ryan Gunderson, Joe Evans, Mark Goodall, Jake Hagemen and Dave Ott place third in Blueberry Hills Cross Country Ski Invitational meet. Mark Goodall places first in 10K race. The girls’ team of Heather Evans, Maggie Hageman, Sarah Goodall, Jenny Evans, Kristy Long and Chrissi Petrich placed fourth. Gordy Herrgard and Dennis Huotari are re-elected to the board of the Farmers Cooperative Exchange. Rajala Lumber Company is constructing a new office building in Deer River on the corner of Hwy. 2 and 6th Ave. N.E. 10 Years Ago—E. Morene Dobson celebrates 100th birthday. Born, raised in Missouri she was a teacher. She and husband Joe Dobson moved to Talmoon, Minn. in 1932. A picture of a thermometer submitted by Betty Shelander of Bigfork and taken in 1995-1996 indicates the temperature was 60 degrees below zero. She asked the question, “Where was the global warming then?” JULY 1, 1925 After Cyrus King’s death Mrs. Minnie King sold portions of the telephone line to various communities. Twenty years ago Howard Berglund of Deer River submitted a receipt to Looking Back dated July 1, 1925, which reads as follows: Received of Earl Saidla, Eighty ($80.00) dollars in payment for telepone line from J.B. Carlile’s place to Earl Saidla’s place. Inclusive of the following patrons:



Robert J. Mattfield Plaintiff,

Court File No.: ______

v Paul F. Holbrook, Herbert M Miller, Armus Hill, Berthold G. Heyn, Paul E. Hohansee, John H. Hill, Richard R. Jacobson, Cecil F. Mattfield and Leslie C. Mattfield, the United States of America and the unknown heirs or assigns of the above-named persons and all other persons or entities unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants.

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SUMMONS THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED: You are hereby summoned and required to Answer the Complaint of the Plaintiffs above-named on file in the office of the Court Administrator of Itasca County, Minnesota and to serve your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber in his office at P.O. Box 365, Deer River, Minnesota, 56636 within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; if you fail to Answer said Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs will demand judgment that they are the owners in fee of the following described premises in the County of Itasca, State of Minnesota and that Defendants have no estate or interest therein or lien thereon, with costs: All that portion of Lot Thirteen (13), of Section Two (2), Township One Hundred Forty-nine (149), North, Range Twenty-six (26), West of the 5th Principal Meridian lying and being North of the South 20 acres thereof. Dated: November 16, 2009


Shaw & Shaw /s/ Andrew M. Shaw Andrew M. Shaw - 205400 Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 365 Deer River, Minnesota 56636 218-246-8535

Timber Sale NATIONAL FOREST TIMBER FOR SALE CHIPPEWA NATIONAL FOREST The Duck Lake Sale is located within S 8,9,14,15,17,20,21,22,23,26 and 27 of T60N, R26W, Itasca County, MN. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids in public at Deer River, MN at 2:00 PM local time on 03/02/2010 for an estimated volume of 475 CCF of Jack Pine sawtimber, 36 CCF of Mixed Hardwood sawtimber, 1282 CCF of Red Pine sawtimber, 1178 CCF of Aspen pulpwood, 552 CCF of Balsam Fir pulpwood, 119 CCF of Mixed Hardwood pulpwood, and 831 CCF of Pine pulpwood marked or otherwise designated for cutting. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the Deer River Ranger District. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 28Wchaff

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SERVICES Monuments and Markers: Available in granite and bronze. Also do final dating, cleaning and foundation work. FREE estimates Serving your area, Jerry Pula, Sales rep. (218)7433711. .....................26-49DWpd Deer River Area Food Shelf: 1006 Comstock Drive. Every Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DWtfn Free Kid’s Clothing! WeeCare Hope Chest. Open every Thursday, 9-11 a.m. and last Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 304 4th Ave. SE., at Deer River Church of God. .........................16DWtfn

STORAGE Mini Storage Units. Five different sizes available at Northern Star Cooperative. Call 2468296 to reserve. . . . . . . . . . . . 12DWchtfn

FOR RENT For Rent: Three Bedroom Home for Rent, $675 per month plus utilities. Newly remodeled. Call John @ 326-6646. ......................28DWchtfn For Rent: 2 - 1 bedroom apts. $400/$450 per mo. + dep. 327-5416. .........................25DWtfn For Rent: 2 bdrm apt. $525/mo. + dep. Call 218244-6790 for details. ......................22DWchtfn For Rent: 1 bedroom $569/month, $569 deposit, available immediately, utilities included. Nonsmoking. Laundry on-site. Wilderness Apartments, Effie, MN. Call Jeff or Paula 218-743-1618 day. 218-743-3859 evening. ......................19DWchtfn

For Rent: 2 bedroom $685/month, $685 deposit, available immediately, utilities included. Nonsmoking. Laundry on-site. Wilderness Apartments, Effie, MN. Call Jeff or Paula 218-743-1618 day. 218-743-3859 evening. ......................19DWchtfn For Rent: Super Efficiency Apartment. Available immediately. 500 month/500 deposit. Non-smoking, utilities included, laundry on-site. Wilderness Apartments, Effie, MN. Call Jeff or Paula at 218-743-3616 day 218-743-3859 eve. ..............15W16DWchtfn For Rent: Condor Bigfork Apartments, Bigfork, MN. Applications are being taken for one and two bedroom apartments. 62 years of age or older, disabled or handicapped. Must meet certain income guidelines to qualify for Section 8 assistance. EHO. Contact (218)743-3735 or Oliver Management Service, Inc. (218)628-0311. ......................08DWchtfn

HELP WANTED Mystery Shoppers: Earn up to $150 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. No experience required. Call 877 630 4742 .....................25-28DWpd

Up to 25 words - $4.75 for 1 week $9.50 for 2 weeks and receive a 3rd week FREE! Add 15 cents per word over 25. CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PREPAID

Classes in your community! Basic Upholstery ~ Thursday. February 9th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at DRHS. Fee: $5.00. Water Aerobics ~ Runs monthly on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM at White Oak Inn & Suites Pool. Fee: $40.00 per month or $5.00 per time. Water Babies ~ Class starts February 3rd from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM at White Oak Inn & Suites Pool. Fee: $40.00.

Deadline for all advertising material for the Western Itasca Review is by noon on Monday

NOTICE MARCELL TOWNSHIP The February 2 meeting of the Marcell Township Board will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 3 at the Township Hall at 6:00 p.m. Due to a precinct caucus being held at the town hall on February 2, 2010.


Jean Meyer, Clerk Marcell Township 27-28DWchtr

DEPUTY SHERIFF/DISPATCHER The ITASCA COUNTY Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the establishment of an eligible list for DEPUTY SHERIFF/DISPATCHER. Must be a high school graduate or have a GED equivalency certificate. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license. Must have some computer experience. Other employment requirements will be furnished with application forms, obtained by calling (218) 327-7477 or in person at the ITASCA COUNTY Sheriff’s Department, 440 1st Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Application forms must be submitted by U.S. mail. Applications postmarked later than February 8, 2010 will not be considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Becky, the ad sales representative for the Deerpath Shopper and the Western Itasca Review, is in Bigfork, Effie, and Marcell every Wednesday. If you would like to set up a time to meet with her and discuss your advertising needs simply give us a call.

Deer River Publishing PO Box 427 Deer River MN 56636 email: Fax: 218-246-8540 Phone: 218-246-8533 Toll Free: 1-888-685-0800


Missing: Brindle, female boxer, 7 mos old. White socks, chest, wishbone on face. Cash reward for her return. Last seen Buckhorn Resort, Marcell. Has collar with tags. Please contact with ANY info. 612-578-6458. ..................28-30DWpd3


Do you have a birth announcement, an engagement announcement, a story about your wedding, or a human interest story? Photos are also welcome! Submit it to the Western Itasca Review Send to : Deer River Publishing P.O. Box 427 Deer River, MN 56636 Email: For more information call 246-8533




STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM Seeks local coordinators. Passionate about your community? Help us expand. Unpaid but monetary/travel incentives. Must be 25+. 877/216-1293

KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION Is your local job not cutting it? We are a debt free company with regional & OTR runs. 2007 & newer trucks. Full benefits. Apply online 800/283-0262, opt. 1, then 2.

CROP ADJUSTER OPPORTUNITIES Rural Community Insurance Services, (RCIS), a Wells Fargo company and a leader in the crop insurance industry, has part-time and “flexible” Crop Adjuster positions available to cover the territory of northern, central and southern Minnesota. Incumbents will office out of their homes in the territory. Incumbents will possess 6+ months of customer service experience or 6+ months agriculture related background, experience or agriculture related education. Some physical requirements. Reliable means of transportation with the ability to travel within the territory. Will possess strong verbal communication skills and strong customer service skills. Good computer skills preferred. The parttime positions are eligible for benefits. The “flexible” positions are not eligible for benefits. Salary: DOE. To apply, visit and search for requisition #3333258 (flexible position) or requisition #3333284 (part-time position). Deadline to apply for both positions is March 1, 2010. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. ©2010 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved.

OWN A COMPUTER? Put it to work. Up to $1,500-$7,500 PT/ FT. Free information 360/683-0700 DRIVERS Training and building business owners. Train and work for Central Refrigerated. Class A CDL training. No credit check. Regional training locations. 800/5269277 x2005 AVON REPS needed. Part time in your area. No bosses, no layoffs. Call to see if you qualify. Carol, ISR 877/428-6640

EMPLOYMENT WANT TO BEAT THE COLD? Expanding opportunity nationwide to 12 states & 2 countries. 2 wks paid training. Paid relocation to sunny AZ. Call 800/638-6089

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800 in a day? Your own local vending route. Includes 25 machines and candy all for $9,995. 888/776-3066

FOR SALE ONE PIECE HYDRAULIC DOORS by Schweiss Doors. “New” hydraulic doors for farmshops/airplane hangars. Low headroom required, easy to install. Visit us at 800/746-8273

DRIVERS NEEDED: Earn up to $45,000 per year +benefits. Get pre-hired with Roehl, Swift, Werner & others. No experience needed. Training classes start weekly. Call 877/459-6044

HOMES FOR SALE NATIONWIDE FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION 700+ Homes | Bids open 2/8. Open house: 1/30, 31 & 2/6. View full listings: www. REDC | Brkr 40040398

MISCELLANEOUS HERNIA REPAIR? Did you receive a Composix Kugel Mesh Patch between 1999-2008? If the Kugel patch was removed due to complications of bowel perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs or intestinal fistulae, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 800/535-5727 IF A LOVED ONE UNDERWENT HEMODIALYSIS and received Heparin between January 2007 and May 2008 and died after the use of Heparin, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 800/535-5727

BUILDING STRUCTURES FOR SALE Steel buildings, main frame, custom built, any size building. Complete with doors and windows. Contact Schweiss 507/426-8273

Advertise here statewide in 240 newspapers for only FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS $199 per week! Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low Call 800-279-2979. REAL ESTATE

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DNR question of the week Q: With the recent cold temperatures, I was really surprised to have seen a robin in my backyard. Don’t robins usually migrate south for the winter? A: Robins are frequently attracted to the types of ornamental fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines that people plant in their yards. These include crabapples, highbush cranberry, eastern red cedar, and bittersweet. Many varieties retain their fruits into the winter and provide a continuing food source for wintering birds. Records indicate increasing numbers of eastern bluebirds, mourning doves, and robins migrating late in the year or staying throughout the winter. The sightings appear to have gone up significantly for robins this year, but the specific reason is unclear. Lori Naumann – information officer, DNR Nongame wildlife program

College News

Eric Hutchins was recently up in his plane and snapped this photo of the entire city of Deer River. In the bottom of the photo is Troy Mann’s property, where Enbridge had stored their equipment and pipes last summer. Hwy. 2 cuts across the photo and on the left is the intersection of Hwy. 6. Northern Star Foods is on the corner. Following the street up, Deer River High School is in the center of photo.

TROY GOUDY NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT UW-SUPERIOR The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Troy Goudy of Effie, to the dean's list for academic achievement in the Fall 2009 semester. UW-Superior is Wisconsin's leading public liberal arts college, offering students academic challenge, solid career training and preparation to become lifelong learners. To be named to the dean's list, students must have completed 15 semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

Deer River Publishing Offers Laminating!! Call 246-8533 for details 15 1st ST. NE, Deer River

There was Grillin’ & Chillin’ going on at the Northview Bank in Deer River on Jan. 22. The public was invited to stop by, at this kick off event for the Deer River Winterfest that took place the following day, and enjoy hotdogs and the fixings prepared by bank staff members. Guests were also encouraged to sign up for door prizes. From the left are customers, Pat McBride and Mary Joseph, with Deer River Northview Bank Manager Jeff Deihl.






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Must have Main Paul Bunyan Television service to add PBTV HD service. PBTV HD subscribers will receive the HD channels of the digital channels they subscribe to. Additional subscription(s) may be required to receive all channels listed. Where required, installation fee of $75 for set up of high definition receivers. In order to receive a true high-definition signal you need an HD ready or HD compatible television set. PBTV HD service is compatible with HD television displays of 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. PBTV HD Channel line up is subject to change without notice. Prices do not include franchise fees or taxes. One month minimum subscription required. Service availability depends upon location. Some restrictions may apply.


Lynnette Tibbetts, Karyl Randall, Jenetta Lien and Audrey Perrault were busily packing boxes on Jan. 22 at the Deer River Vets Club. They had 12 boxes to fill for the list of military veteran names that were provided by parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends of those serving in overseas posts. “We wanted to get them sent now,” said Tibbetts, “so they will get them by Valentines Day.” The American Legion Post 122 Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2720 Auxiliary had purchased a wide variety of items with money from their Poppy Sale proceeds to fill these boxes. From the left are, Perrault, Tibbetts, Lien and Randall.

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Western Itasca Review Week 28 - Jan. 28, 2010