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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2021 VOL. 128 NO. 37 www.theameryfreepress.com $1.00

New book features Wisconsin high school mascots ages along with reading comprehension questions, word find puzzles, mazes, matching activities, a crossword puzzle, a map activity, and a creative activity where kids can design their own mascot. “I designed it as an activity book for grades 4-8, but adults

BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

Have you ever seen a Hodag? Have you ever dug for Granite? Have you ever visited Old Abe at the state Capitol? Do you know what a Troller is? These and other Wisconsin high school mascots are the subject of a new book by Carlo Kumpula, a retired teacher and coach from Spooner. “Wisconsin’s Mighty Mascots” includes stories and im-

SEE MASCOTS, PAGE 3

‘He lives a Masonic life’ Larry first became a Mason at New Richmond Lodge #195 at the urging of his employer, Curtiss Anderson of Johnson Motor Sales in New Richmond. Curt was not only a Mason, but also an active Shriner. ‘Riemo” became a Master Mason in 1997 and went on to join the Shrine in July 2001 at Stevens Point.

BY MILT HELMER

APRIL ZIEMER | AMERY FREE PRESS

Love doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be true In honor of Valentine’s Day, David and Rosemary Meyers share their story of a long marriage filled with lessons, love, laughter and happily ever after. See story on page 2.

What does that quote from Chuck Stene of the Indianhead Shrine Club mean when he talks about Past Potentate Larry Riemenschneider of Amery? It means just what he says, because PP Larry gives the craft his all. His passion for Masonry and Shrine is very evident for this outgoing gentleman.

SEE RIEMENSCHNEIDER, PAGE 11

Amery Woman’s Club - Celebrating 100th year 100 years ago 27 women organized the Amery Woman’s Club on February 7, 1921. The club was organized for the purpose of encouraging mental and moral development, to promote good fellowship and high social standards, and in addition, to be an organization that would aid worthy causes and be instrumental in community service projects. They joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an

international organization made up of women from all walks of life who have a common goal of making the world a better place by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. 10 decades later, the club is still going strong with the work of dedicated woman who care about the betterment of their community. These women and their club were recognized by Mayor Paul Isakson and the Amery City Council

during their meeting February 3. Mayor Isakson made the following proclamation: WHEREAS, the Amery Woman's Club was begun on February 7,1921, WHEREAS, the Amery Woman's Club joined the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), a 130-year organization made up of women from all walks of life who CONTRIBUTED

SEE WOMAN’S CLUB, PAGE 14

Mayor Paul Isakson and Nell Anderson sign the proclamation.

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