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Three local fire departments fought flames at this grass fire northwest of Amery May 5.

Wildfire calls to local departments on the rise BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

Two-thirds of all wildfires occur in spring, which means fire season is upon us. A wildfire can be classified more specifically with names such as brush fire, forest fire, vegetation fire and grass fire. The accumulation of dry vegetation, fallen leaves and other debris present this time

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of year, is quick to dry out. Accompanied by warmer weather, drops in humidity and gusty winds, wildfires can quickly ignite and spread. Each year an estimated 1,100 wildfires burn in DNR protection areas (about half the state, generally the more forested areas) and another estimated 2,500 wildfires burn in parts of the state where fire departments are the primary responders.

With the nicer weather, homeowners are cleaning up around their properties, sometimes choosing to burn leaves and branch debris. Debris burning is the leading cause of wildfires, especially this time of year. It is important to remember that storm systems bringing snow and rain give a short reprieve in fire danger.

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Saputo will close Dresser cheese plant BY SUZANNE LINDGREN EDITOR@OSCEOLASUN.COM

our market position in the U.S. and improve the overall performance of our U.S. manufacturing assets,” the company wrote in a letter to Dresser’s village president, “… Saputo has reached the difficult decision to completely and permanently close the Dresser plant.”

Saputo plans to lay off the majority of employees within two weeks of May 31, keeping a small group “to help wind down operations.” All hourly employees subject to the layoff will receive offers to transfer to Saputo’s manufacturing plant in Almena, about 35 miles away.

“We are hopeful that the vast majority of hourly employees will accept offers of employment at the Almena Plant,” Saputo wrote. If 25 or more employees do not transfer, the closure would trigger Wisconsin’s WARN Act. Under the act, employ

THE SUN Less than six months after buying Dresser-based F&A Dairy, Montreal-based Saputo Cheese announced plans to close the facility at the end of May. “As part of our strategic objectives to expand

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Not only are building renovations cleaning up the look of downtown Amery; the city is hopeful that a grant application will provide money to be the icing on the cake of the downtown revitalization. The City of Amery is in the process of applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The grant money if awarded to the city is to go toward the cost of improving, the curbs, sidewalks and parking spaces along Keller. The city is working with Dave Rasmussen, senior planner and office manager at MSA Professional Services. Rasmussen has assisted the city step by step with the actions needing THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 33, the 2222probability of reto be taken to increase VOL.ceiving 131 NO. 19 the www.moraminn.com $1.00 grant. CGBG is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. It is one of the longest running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG programs differ from categorical grants made for specific purposes. They are largely used at the discretion of local governments. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. Mayor Paul Isakson said to get the project started, City Hall sent out letters to Amery

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WILDFIRE: Burn permits required in Black Brook, Alden, Lincoln and Amery FROM PAGE ONE

Amery Fire Department Chief Dale Koehler said, “In the Amery fire area we have set up a burning permit system that is pretty fail safe. We ask that everybody burning in the town of Lincoln Black Brook, Alden and City of Amery, go to the Amery website under requests and fi ll out a burn permit. This burn permit has citizens look at the burning restrictions and rules and then a copy goes to the Fire Chief. This helps stop false alarms and

helps people decide if burning is safe.” Fire danger can vary greatly from one day to the next this time of the year. The Apple River Fire Department has seen an increase in calls over the past few weeks. One in particular was a quite large grass fire that spread over approximately 50 acres. The Apple River Fire Department received assistance from two other area departments and had a total of 45 firefighters putting out flames. Apple River Chief Alec Adams said, “It is

important for people to obtain burning permits snow off to snow on.” He also suggests people burn in a contained ring with a screened lid if at all possible and encourages burners to look online at their town or DNR website to stay informed of burning bans. The deadliest wildfire in the history of the United States took place in Wisconsin. The Peshtigo Fire of 1871 occurred in northeastern Wisconsin. It happened to be the same day that the Great Chicago Fire began. Historically, the Peshtigo Fire has been some-

what overshadowed by the Great Chicago Fire, though the Peshtigo Fire covered a much greater area and had many more fatalities. The Peshtigo Fire burned 1,875 square miles and destroyed 12 communities, killing between 1,200 and 2,500 people. The fire is thought to have been caused by small fires used for land clearing that blew out of control and created a fi restorm. Burning is not your only option. Try alternatives such as composting or leaving brush in the woods for wild-

life cover. The best practice is to not burn at all or to wait until surrounding vegetation greens-up in the summer. If you wish to burn, get a burning permit and follow the rules of the day. You can stay aware of fire danger and burning permit requirements by checking the Department of Natural Resources website dnr.wi.gov, keyword “fire” or calling 1-888-WIS-BURN. Information is updated each day at 11 a.m.

GRANT: City to use funds to replace water and sewer on Keller, replace sidewalks FROM PAGE ONE

residents in early January that contained a wage survey. Once letters were sent back to the city and results were tabulated it was discovered the average wage of people living within city limits was 53.1 percent low to moderate income (LMI). If the LMI had been less than 50 percent, the next step would have been to look at the income of residents in each neighborhood and apply for grants to be used

in qualifying areas. Because the income average qualified citywide, a grant could be applied for to use anywhere in the City of Amery. “We tried to decide where the money could best be used. What we came up with was to replace water and sewer down main street, with new sidewalks from Hyland to Broadway,” said Isakson. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is slated to redo Keller Avenue

in 2020. “If we can obtain the grant, start the engineering and get everything completed in a timely manner by starting next April and finishing by August, it will give the DOT time to come in and do the other two parts of the overlay and save them money,” Isakson said. The annual CDBG appropriation is allocated between States and local jurisdictions called “non-entitlement” and “entitlement” communities.

Entitlement communities are made up of metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and qualified urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more. States distribute CDBG funds to non-entitlement localities not qualified as entitlement communities. HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need. Isakson said the city has its ducks in a row and he

feels confident about Amery meeting the criteria and scoring high in the points based system used to determine eligibility. He said the photos have been taken of areas that flood in town to attach to the application. A line of credit was obtained from Bremer Bank for the 2 million dollar project. The CDBG would cover 1 million dollars of that expense. The recipients of the grant will be announced July 19.

CLOSING: A total of 49 employees will lose jobs at Dresser plan FROM PAGE ONE

ees who are part of a largescale layoff or plant closure are entitled to 60 days notice. If the act is triggered, Saputo

would pay them the portion of those 60 days for which they did not receive notice. Dresser’s village president, Bryan “Fatboy” Raddatz, said it was too soon to tell the

impacts for Dresser. “It’s too early at this point,” he said. The layoff includes 49 positions across departments: packaging, cheese production,

maintenance, managers, shipping, lab, milk receiving, administration and whey. Saputo announced plans to acquire F&A last October and the sale went through in late

November. The letter to Raddatz was dated April 22.

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A former Amery resident currently residing in Centuria has been charged with felony bail jumping after he broke bond conditions by starting a fake social media account. March 27, 48-yearold Kenneth G. Meyer was charged in Eau Claire County with three felonies, including child enticement, attempted second-deMeyer gree sexual assault of child and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime after allegedly initiating numerous sexual conversations with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The girl the man was communicating with was actually an undercover law enforcement officer. According to a Probable Cause report, Meyer was in violation of his

bond terms when he allegedly recently established a fake social media profile. Under the rules of his release, he was not to have a contact with anyone under age 18 and was not to use the internet, except for work functions. He was initially freed on a $5,000 bond with those provisions. Special agents at the Department of Criminal Investigation received a tip that Meyer had established a social media account, using the name “Andy Johnson,” and that he had been using a private chat function with unnamed individuals on a computer in his mobile home, using a hotspot on his cellphone. Meyer was taken into custody in Centuria on Wednesday, May 1, and charged with felony bail jumping, appearing before a judge on Thursday, May 2, where he set an additional $250 cash bond with renewed mention of the previous restrictions. His preliminary hearing is set for May 21.


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MAY 16 Amery Area Historical Society On Thursday, May 16, the Amery Area Historical Society will hold a board meeting at 2 p.m. followed by the monthly membership meeting beginning at 3 p.m. Guests are always welcome to attend. New acquisitions are now on display! The Historical Society’s room is located in the lower level of the Amery Area Public Library.

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‘Redcoats’ recognized at Awards Banquet Amery Community Club Past Presidents attending the Eighth Annual Awards Banquet May 10 included back row L-R: Larry Loverude, Dr. Terry Christopherson, Ed Falnum, Paul Isakson, Dan Young, Tom Vansomeren, Tom Besen, Ed White, Matt Johnson, David Erspamer, Ray Klopotek, Larry Coleman and Jim Adams. Front row L-R: Sally Klevgard, Sheri Overby, Oralee Schock, Dr. Darold Niccum and Cheryl Meyer.

MAY 17 Monroe Crossing Help save the Amery Theatre by joining us for Monroe Crossing Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals. Advance tickets available at WPCA Mon-Fri, 7-11 or at www.ameryartsalliance.org. Brought to you by the Amery Arts Alliance.

MAY 18 Annual Blue Mass The 2019 Blue Mass will be hosted by the Knights of the Lakes on Saturday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. The purpose of this event is to honor all firemen and women, policemen and women, sheriffs, deputies and EMTs. We ask that you wear your uniforms and bring your emergency vehicles or apparatus, if possible. These will be blessed after the service. If vehicles are brought, please arrive at 5:30 p.m, all others should arrive by 5:45 p.m. Families are welcome and will be seasted with honorees. After the vehicles are blessed, a meal will be served in the dining hall, and a drawing will be held for door prizes.

Skonewood Christian Retreat Fundraiser Come join us at Skonewood Christian Retreat Saturday, May 18 beginning at noon. Featuring Glory Train - Highview Bluegrass, Sons of the St. Croix & Everett “Howie” Atherton as Elvis. Serving food all afternoon, bake sale, thift sale (beginning Friday at 4 p.m.) and much more. Fun for the entire fami-

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Amery Garden Club The Amery Garden Club will meet on Thursday, May 16th, 9:30 a.m. at the Amery Library. We will be discusing our plans for the summer and generally getting organized. New people are welcome. Any questions, call Lou at 715-2103500.

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ly. Bring your lawn chairs; all events held outdoors. Donations exceeding those necessary to repair the chapel will go towards building repairs. Skonewood Christian Retreat, 2104 260th Avenue, Cushing, WI 54006, 715-648-5446, www.skonewood.com.

MAY 27 Pancake Extravaganza Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp hosts their annual Memorial Day Pancake Extravaganza Monday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at camp. Enjoy buttermilk, Finnish, oven and “Cook’s Choice” pancakes. Load up with toppings, real maple syrup, sausage, fresh fruit and beverages. Free will donation for camper. Join us for Worship at the Wapo Beach Sundays, May 26-September 1 at 9:20 a.m.

Memorial Day Dinner Join us at East Immanuel Lutheran Church on Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a Memorial Day Dinner. Serving a ham dinner with salads and homemade pies. Free will offering. Take outs available. Come check out our new building! 207 120th St, Amery. 715-268-2143 Eastimmanuel-lutheran.org.

countymuseum@lakeland.ws or call 715-485-9269.

Love your Pup at Lampert Lumber Join us at our pet-friendly location Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to Noon for Love Your Pup at Lampert Lumber in Amery. Casey McGee and Claire Scriba will be on site to answer your dog training questions. Get advice on Force Free dog training. Special harnesses for sale. Find out about local animals available for adoption. Register to win a free adoption kit. Get information on Amery’s new Dog Park. Donations welcome.

JUNE 3 BIG PLANT SALE On Monday, June 3rd from 11 am to 6 pm the Polk County Master Gardener Volunteers will have a plant sale at the Soo Line Park in Amery. Perennials, vegetables, herbs, annuals, and shrubs will all be available and just in time for spring/summer planting. Come select your favorite plants and support the educational and volunteer work done by your local master gardener program. Any questions, please call Sally at 2682926 or Jackie at 268-8786.

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The Polk County Historical Society will host a tour of Minglewood Robotic Milking Barn in Deer Park on Saturday, June 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Clear Lake Museum will also be open for visitors. There is no fee for the tour; transportation is on your own. Tour space is limited. If you are planning on attending, please register. Email polk-

18th Annual Friends of the Clear Lake Public Library Book and Plant Sale. Thursday, June 6th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, June 7th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

JUNE 7 Salvation Army Backpack

Program Fundraiser Help feed hungry kids on Friday, June 7 at the Amery Fire Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. BBQ/hot dog fundraiser meal, silent auction, live music (4 to 5 p.m. Jim Armstrong & Rex Cactus, 5 to 8 p.m. Cattail Moon Band), jump house, bake sale, dunk tank, and more! Free will offering. All proceeds will go to support the Polk County Salvation Army Backpack Program that helps feed families in need during the school year. Sponsored by the Amery Fire Department.

JUNE 12 Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Join us Wednesday, June 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Amery Area Community Center to learn from local experts about what you can do now to age well and delay or prevent the onset of many different chronic health issues including cognitive decline and dementia. Open to all ages. Provided to you in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association and ADRC of Northwest Wisconsin. For more information and to register, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-2723900.

JUNE 27 Cheeseheads: The Documentary Filmmaker, John Mitchell will present his fi lm "Cheeseheads: the Documentary" at the Clear Lake Historical Museum. 2pm - Meet & Greet w/snacks 2:30pm - Movie Showing 4:30pm - Q & A Also showing never before seen Wisconsin military footage.

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egular readers of this column know that I enjoy a good science fiction story. Always have. I enjoy the stories that give us an insight to how we are (or aren’t) dealing with social issues of today by doing something totally over the top as an illustration of what we need to see today. “Black Mirror,” a British science fiction television show is a sort of “Twilight Zone” for today. It airs on the streaming Publisher service Netflix. A while back, I saw an episode entitled “NoseTom Stangl dive” where a young woman, living in a society where a person is judged and rated from one to five stars for every interaction, is hoping to improve her life. The ratings affect a person’s socioeconomic standing. A bad rating can affect what you pay for a service or determine if you even get served. In the episode, the main character, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, wants to rent a new luxury apartment. In order to increase her rating, she agrees to be a bridesmaid at a childhood friend’s wedding. Her obsession leads to several mishaps on her journey to the wedding that culminate in a rapid reduction in her ratings. I thought at the time it was a rather biting indictment on how superficial and shallow we have become as a society, and how social media is limiting the real engagements we have with others in life to the point that we seem to be incapable of being genuine with others in real life. I thought it was a clever cautionary tale. I was wrong. It turns out life is indeed stranger than fiction. A real version of the story is set to take place next year in China. Last week I saw a news report about a new social credit system being tested in China. Every citizen will be scored based on their behavior. Good actions, like volunteering and bad, like littering, are tracked using algorithms, artificial intelligence and facial recognition — and there are real consequences for a high or low score. Citizens are scored from 350 to 950, much like a credit score. The reporter doing the story talked to two Chinese citizens who are fine with the state surveilling them as well as reporting on their neighbors to the state every week. A low score can keep a person from traveling and limit the options for children to attend a good school. The report says that China has a network of 200 million surveillance cameras to keep tabs on its 1.4 billion citizens. The system will be rolled out nationwide next year. When I saw this two minute television report, my blood ran cold. What kind of world are we living in where we give up our privacy to the state in hopes of getting a better deal on a television? It’s easy to dismiss this as a totalitarian state finding a way to control its growing population, but I can’t help but wonder how much of this is already going on in our nation. We use social media to share personal thoughts and all sorts of photos, tell businesses what soap we like and publicly give our political opinions. Would we do the same if we were living in China? Would we do the same if we had to live on our “likes?” It may not be a hypothetical question. As always, I welcome your comments. You can reach me by email at tstangl@theameryfreepress.com, telephone 715-268-8101 or write me at P.O. Box 424, Amery, WI, 54001. Thanks for reading; I’ll keep in touch. Feel free to do the same.

Motherhood isn’t always a piece of cake BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

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hen I was a little girl my mother would sing me a song by Helen Reddy called “You and Me Against the World.” That childhood memory is a gift she gave me that still pops up in my mind from time to time. As I navigate through the waters on my own parenting ship, I have decided that this year for Mother’s Day the best gift I can possibly give Editor my mom is the April Ziemer following statement: “Why didn’t anyone tell me how hard it would be to be a mother?” When I was younger I believed that motherhood mainly consisted of keeping a roof over your children’s heads, making sure they are fed and running them from here to there, all while sneaking in as many “Mom-isms” as humanly possible. Some of my mother’s favorites were, “You’re the oldest so you should know better. I don’t care what all of the other kids get to do. Do you think we’re made of money? If you could stay out last night, you can get up this morning. When you have your own house then you can make the rules,” and the one that now actually makes the most sense, “When you have kids of your own you’ll

understand.” I have mentioned my mother a few times in my columns, but how can I possibly do justice describing the impact Sharon has had on me in approximately 700 words? I give her kudos as a young mother for tackling life’s absolute toughest job with courage and grace. I never realized how much the things going on in my life were tearing her heart out, but I do now as I experience life with my own children. Without a doubt the roughest thing about parenthood is watching your child go through something tough and not being able to fix it for them. This can range from learning to ride a bike and struggles with math to feeling like you have no one to sit with in the lunchroom. As a child you never quite comprehend that everything you feel is being felt by your parents-times 10. Like my mother before me, watching one of my children experience heartbreak makes my own heart shatter. If one of my kids keeps their fingers crossed in hopes of a success, I guarantee that mine are crossed for them a little bit tighter. There is such a lack of control in parenthood. I am not speaking of who is in charge at home, but rather the lack of control we have in the big world that surrounds our children. Daily life can be a cesspool of criticism. Like my mother before me, I hope my children hear so many words of encouragement at home that it drowns out the noise of negativity.

If we didn’t love our children, they sure would be a lot easier to raise. Like my mother before me and her mother before her, I will silently suffer while my love for my children sometimes makes parenting tougher, because in trade that all-consuming love is an everyday gift I would not trade for anything in the world. I know I am not a perfect parent, but I would like to think I am doing a fairly good job because I learned from the best. I am not there yet, but I can only assume the care and concern for our children does not come to a halt when they turn 18. I suppose the types of worries I have for them may change, but never the love. I hope that someday they realize what I now have, which is that mom really did want that last piece of cake. Elton John once sang, “You can tell everybody this is your song.” I guess in this case mom, you can tell everybody this is your column. I know you won’t because you never have liked to draw attention to yourself. Regardless of that, in the words of Sir Elton, “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words, how wonderful life is while you’re in the world.” I enjoy sharing my thoughts with you and look forward to readers sharing their thoughts in return. Feel free to email me at editor@ theameryfreepress.com, write me at P.O. Box 424, Amery WI. 54001 or I can be reached by phone at 715-268-8101.

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Sanders tops Democratic field in Wisconsin donations BY WISPOLITICS.COM THE CAPITOL NEWSLETTER

Three years after beating Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin’s presidential primary, Bernie Sanders has topped the wide field of Democratic candidates in the burgeoning race for donations in the state. The new fundraising figures are the latest sign the Vermont senator continues to court some Badger State Democrats, following a recent Marquette University Law School poll that showed Sanders leading the party’s field as 32% rated him a “top choice” for president. The Democratic presidential primary is about a year away, and Wisconsin is seen as a key state in the November 2020 presidential sweepstakes. In all, Sanders logged $41,435 in campaign donations from Wisconsinites over the first three months of the year, according to FEC data, placing him first among a score of contenders. Those donations, coming from 121 individuals, came from across the state — Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee, Mosinee (where Trump rallied supporters in October) and more. WisPolitics.com used the latest campaign reports filed with the FEC to compare candidates’ fundraising prowess from Jan. 1 through March 31 in terms of total donations from state donors.

In all, the field raised $115,736 from individual donors over the period. The results showed Sanders leading the pack, with U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris a distant second. The former California attorney general, who was rated as a “top choice” for president by 11% of respondents in the Marquette poll last month, raised $19,957 from individual Wisconsin donors. And rounding out the top five were: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts ($14,693); Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana ($12,450); and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota ($11,037). Seventeen percent of respondents called Warren a “top choice” as a Democratic presidential candidate. Buttigieg was at 7%, while Klobuchar hit 8%. Of the top fundraising candidates, just two visited Wisconsin after officially launching their 2020 presidential campaigns this year: Sanders, whose blustery April 12 visit to Madison came after the first quarter fundraising period ended; and Klobuchar, whose visit to Eau Claire back in mid-February marked her first presidential campaign stop. No other Democratic presidential candidate raised more than $10,000 from Wisconsin donors over the period, according to their fundraising reports.

Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden — the second-highest ranked Democratic candidate in the April poll — didn’t have a first-quarter fundraising report at the FEC site. He only officially got into the race last week. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, of Massachusetts, also didn’t have fundraising figures posted over the first three months of the year. His bid for the presidency began April 22. Following is a breakdown of the other Democratic presidential candidates’ donations from Wisconsin: • Andrew Yang, who first filed as a presidential candidate in November 2017, logged $4,343 in donations from three Wisconsin individuals over the period. Yang is an entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America. The biggest donor to his campaign, who contributed nearly $3,100, is Wausau-based Ming Tao Jiang, the CEO of Marathon Ginseng. Yang’s other two contributors listed themselves as software testers or developers at Verona’s Epic Systems. • Beto O’Rourke listed $4,323 in Wisconsin donations during the first quarter. The former Texas congressman and U.S. Senate candidate has visited Wisconsin twice this year — once in mid-February and once in March, days after he officially launched his presidential bid.

His donations were spread out across 14 individuals, with Residential Property Management Director Jim Miller, of Wauwatosa, logging the largest contribution, at $715. None of the contributors listed donated on March 17, the day O’Rourke visited Madison and Milwaukee. • U.S. Sen. Cory Booker raised $2,345 from Wisconsinites in the first three months of the year. Booker, of New Jersey, made his first stop in Wisconsin as a presidential candidate April 23, weeks after the first-quarter fundraising period ended. Booker’s biggest total contribution came from Madison resident Patrick Hughes, who gave $600 over the period. Hughes, who listed himself as not employed, is one of nine Wisconsin donors to Booker’s campaign. • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a former U.S. representative, reported getting $2,100 from four Wisconsin donors over the period. Delafield resident Michael Jury, who listed himself as not employed, logged the highest total donations over the period at $1,100. • U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, raised $1,480 from six people in the state, who listed their addresses as in the Milwaukee area as well as Wausau and Menomonie. • U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gilli-

brand, of New York, listed $914 in donations from two Wisconsinites: Sidney Grossberg, a Milwaukee physician, and Chad Speight, a Monona alder and president of Chads Design Build. • Author Marianne Williamson received $410 from one Wisconsin donor over the period: Mary Vernon, of Madison, who listed herself as not employed. • And former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper raised $250 from one Wisconsin donor, FEC data shows. That is retired Mequon resident Alden Taylor. The other five Democratic presidential candidates — Julian Castro, who spoke April 13 at the state Democratic Party’s Founders Day Dinner, Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, John Delaney and Wayne Messam — didn’t list any Wisconsin donations to their campaigns over the first quarter of the year, according to the FEC. The Capitol Report is written by editorial staff at WisPolitics.com, a nonpartisan, Madison-based news service that specializes in coverage of government and politics, and is distributed for publication by members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Copyright © WisPolitics.com

Comments on Congress: To improve, Congress needs to look inward BY LEE H. HAMILTON COMMENTS ON CONGRESS

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here are a lot of reasons why Congress finds itself hamstrung in Washington and discounted by the people it serves at home. But in the end, the demons Congress has to fight are its own. If it is to return Comments to relevance, on Congress effectiveness, and higher Lee Hamilton standing in public opinion, the paths it must follow start on and wind through Capitol Hill.

For starters, Congress has gotten into some terrible legislative habits. The worst is the omnibus bill, which is emblematic of the deeply rooted issues Congress faces. These bills are thousands of pages long and they bypass pretty much the entire legislative process. Good process is not about efficiency. It’s about bolstering your chances of getting things right. And that means handing authority back to individual members and to the committees so that what comes out of Congress can benefit from the creativity and insights of a wide range of talented politicians. This step, however, requires another: Congress has to spend more time legislating. Its members work very hard,

but not at legislating. Yet if the political and legislative process is a search for remedies to our nation’s problems, then

Building expertise and finding consensus — even within one’s own party — takes patience, skill, perseverance…and a lot of time. it needs care and attention. Building expertise and finding consensus — even within one’s own party — takes patience, skill, perseverance…and a lot of time.

And honestly, if members of Congress can’t make the time to re-energize the practice of negotiation and compromise, then what hope is there? The definition of being a responsible lawmaker is to deal with divisions and to move the country forward anyway. Otherwise, each side just sits in its corner and maneuvers to beat the other at the next election and we, as a nation, spin in circles. Finally, Congress needs to spend far more of its energy looking over the executive branch. The current hearings on the Mueller report highlight what’s been lacking: this kind of attention should be paid to every nook and cranny of government. The point of all this is that

without a functional Congress, we don’t have a functional representative democracy. I don’t expect all these things I’ve mentioned to be resolved easily or quickly. But I want to see Congress again become an institution we can be confident is playing a constructive role in our democracy. And until it gets its house in order, I don’t see how that will happen. Lee Hamilton is a Senior Advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar at the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice at the IU O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Amery Woman’s Club picks up trash ‘because its there’ To the editor: In response to your editorial this week “Extreme Spring Cleaning”, I got to thinking about the Amery Woman’s Club Adopt A Highway program on County Road F.

For the past several years in the spring and fall, the AWC women put on their work gloves, tuck their pants into their work boots to help deter ticks, grab their big trash bags and head

out to clean up the road between the Amery Golf Course and South Shore Drive. These women (and sometimes a few men) are between the ages of 68 and 73 years old. We

trek up and down the gullies picking up trash. We joke and laugh about our creaking joints, discuss the interesting junk we pick up and exchange gossip as we work. As your article stated,

George Mallory in the first three British expeditions to climb Mt. Everest, was asked why he did it. He said, “Because it is there.” Removing trash is a noble and worthy cause.

That pretty much sums it up for us. We do it “because it is there.” Wisconsin is a beautiful state. Let’s all try to keep it that way. Julie Andersen Amery Woman’s Club


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Amery Area Municipal Court Amery Area Municipal Court was held in Amery on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The following cases were heard:

City of Amery Carl W. Alvermann, 39, Clear Lake, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $124. Joel E. Bathen, 53, Roberts, exceeding speed zones (1-10 mph), $98.80. Joseph T. Branson, 21, Burnsville, MN, possess, manufacture, deliver drug paraphernalia, $187; possession of controlled substance, $376. Jean K. Frank, 84, Amery, failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $98.80. Edward P. Jensen, 39, Balsam Lake, exceeding speed zones (1-10 mph), $98.80. Paul D. Justice, 52, Amery, speeding on city highway (11-15 mph), $98.80. Keith L. Klima, 50, Amery, operating without carrying license, $10. Sage C. Knighten, 26, Centuria, operating after suspension, $124; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $124. Travis R. Love, 27, Frederic, operating without a valid license, $124; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $124. Diane C. McNeil, 59, Stillwater, MN, failure to yield right of way for pedestrians, bicyclist or EPAMD, $98.80. Timothy J. Mcquaid, 30, Amery, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $124; operating without a valid license, $124; non-registration of auto, $98.80. Anna L. Melberg, 34, Clear Lake, speeding on city highway (1-10 mph), $98.80. Martin D. Ornelas, 22, Osceola, exceeding speed zones (1-10 mph), $98.80. Daniel J. Ramer, 19, St. Paul, MN, exceeding speed zones (1-10 mph), $98.80. Jesse J. Scheal, 33, Amery, possession of a controlled substance, $376. Miki M. Sundstrom, 48, New Richmond, exceeding speed zones (1-10 mph), $98.80.

Shirley A. Youngmark, 71, Centuria, possession of drug paraphernalia, $187.

Village of Clayton Amanda R. Eggert, 36, Glenwood City, OWI (1st), $924; failure to stop at stop sign, $98.80.

Village of Clear Lake Sarona M. Bruder, 38, Prairie Farm, exceeding speed zones (1115 mph), $98.80. Blair R. Conklin, 58, River Falls, exceeding speed zones (1115 mph), $98.80. Thomas J. Ellsworth, Jr., 27, Menomonie, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. Kyle L. Frolik, 34, Rice Lake, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. Anton M. Gansen, 40, Excelsior, MN, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. Janet R. Hanzlik, 66, Hayward, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. Teresa M. Holmdahl, 39, Cushing, retail theft >$500, $681; issuance of worthless checks, $313. Alan E. Huro, 56, Milltown, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. Wayne A. Johnson, 54, Clayton, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. John F. Keenan, 72, Spooner, exceeding speed zones (25-29 mph), $174.40. Wayne G. Moe, 50, Glenwood City, exceeding speed zones (16-19 mph), $124. Evette S. Parenteau-Wefel, 25, Turtle Lake, failure to stop at stop sign, $98.80. Kate T. Petersen, 27, Turtle Lake, exceeding speed zones (1115 mph), $218.50. Benjamin J. Rehak, 84, Forest Lake, MN, failure to yield right of way, $111.40. Gordon J. Root, 30, Spooner, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. Nicholas L. Schroer, 26, Minneapolis, MN, exceeding speed zones (16-19 mph), $124. Daniel J. Sogard, 23, Clear Lake, exceeding speed zones (1115 mph), $98.80.

Joan L. Sutliff, 58, Downing, exceeding speed zones (16-19 mph), $124. Brenda M. Swanson, 42, Clear Lake, failure to stop at stop sign, $98.80. Amy J. Talarico, 34, Minneapolis, MN, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80. Lavern K. Wenger, 52, Cumberland, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $98.80.

City of Amery Juveniles 13 year old, Amery, purchase or possession of tobacco products, $92.50. 14 year old, Clear Lake, purchase or possession of tobacco products, $92.50. 15 year old, Clayton, truancy (x2), $92.50 each. 15 year old, Star Prairie, purchase or possession of tobacco products, $92.50. 16 year old, Amery, truancy (x3), $92.50 each. 12 year old, Balsam Lake, harassment, $706. 14 year old, Amery, purchase or possession of tobacco products, $92.50.

Not guilty pleas Pleas of Not Guilty were entered by the following: Geoffrey H. Gorres, OWI and prohibited alcohol content, $924. Quentin D. Kahler, theft prohibited, $691. Michael P. Lamb, possession of controlled substances, $376. Jacob D. Mendlik, theft prohibited, $691. Brian J. Scheel, possession of controlled substances, $376. Tristian D. Stream, possession of controlled substances, $376. Amery Juvenile, 3 violations of truancy, $277.50. Amery Juvenile, possession of tobacco, $92.50. Gregory R. Kreuser, failure to stop at stop sign, $98.80. Eric M. Magnuson, speeding (11-15 over), $98.80. Katie M. Miller, speeding (16-19 over), $124. Micah J.E. Wickre, speeding (11-15 over), $98.80.

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Amery Police Report 05/03/19-05/09/19 05/03/19, 12:57 a.m., Suspicious activity 05/03/19, 08:30 a.m., Vehicle lockout 05/03/19, 12:15 p.m., Juvenile call 05/03/19, 04:17 p.m., Theft report 05/04/19, 05 a.m., Assist other agency 05/04/19, 11:22 a.m., Motor vehicle accident 05/04/19, 12:13 p.m., Business alarm 05/04/19, 12:51 p.m., Suspicious activity 05/04/19, 06:54 p.m., Suspicious activity 05/04/19, 07:25 p.m., Stolen vehicle report 05/04/19, 08:30 p.m., Fraud report 05/04/19, 10:40 p.m., Intoxicated person 05/05/19, 02:42 p.m., Animal control call 05/06/19, 06:35 p.m., Motor vehicle accident 05/07/19, 08:03 a.m., Suspicious activity 05/07/19, 08:17 a.m., 911 hang up 05/07/19, 12:35 p.m., Suspicious activity 05/07/19, 04:20 p.m., Vehicle lockout 05/07/19, 10:51 p.m., Mental health call 05/08/19, 04:58 a.m., Assist citizen 05/08/19, 01 p.m., Theft report 05/08/19, 11:48 p.m., Noise complaint 05/09/19, 09:36 a.m., Juvenile call 05/09/19, 10:29 a.m., Juvenile call 05/09/19, 10:56 a.m., Mental health call 05/09/19, 07:55 p.m., Animal control call 05/09/19, 09:06 p.m., Juvenile call 05/09/19, 09:52 p.m., Suspicious activity 05/09/19, 10:05 p.m., Mental health call 05/09/19, 10:35 p.m., Juvenile call

ARRESTS James Lindner, 53 of Amery. Polk County Warrant for Fail to Appear Jesse Scheel, 34 of Amery. Warrant for Probation Violation

Marriage Licenses Shane Robert Swanson and Jerrica Ann Jones of St. Croix Falls are to be married May 25, 2019. Bryce Andrew Holm and Heather Allison Davison of Luck are to be married May 29, 2019. Jason M. King and Courtney Rose Lagerstrom of Frederic are to be married May 22, 2019. Erik Allen Loverude and Emily Rachel Moritz of Amery are to be married May 18, 2019. Jason Kent Moore of Altoona and Jessica Lynn Thompson of Osceola are to be married May 17, 2019. Mark Allen Reinhardt and Alicia Rose Beseler of Centuria are to be married June 1, 2019. Brian Everett Sandstrom of Luck and Courtney Sophia Meyer of Siren are to be married June 1, 2019. Colin Charles Williams of United Kingdom and Mary M. Hannahan of Centuria are to be married May 14, 2019.

Polk County Arrest Report for week ending May 5, 2019 Neichole Jean Dix, 26, Amery, was arrested May 2 for possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michaela Jo Sillman, 25, Turtle Lake, was arrested May 2 for possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. James Michael Goodwim, 25, Centuria, was arrested May 3 for misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Nasheika Athena Albertus, 29, Frederic, was arrested May 3 for disorderly conduct with a domestic enhancer. Katie Marie Simpson, 23, Dresser, was arrested May 3 for bail jumping misdemeanor. Charles Conrad Potting Jr., 38, Shell Lake, was arrested May 3 for bail jumping. Jeremiah M. Freitag, 34, Frederic, was arrested May 3 for disorderly

conduct. Kudzai Sydney Muringal, 23, Roseville, was arrested May 4 for felony fleeing, reckless driving and obstructing an officer. Harold John Eggert, 63, Barron, was arrested May 4 for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kenneth G. Meyer, 48, Centuria, was arrested May 1 for felony bail jumping. Shawn A. Hanson, 44, Rice Lake, was arrested May 1 for possession of THC. Joshua J. Handrahan, 32, Amery, was arrested April 29 for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping (x2). Bradley Bart Quinn, 34, Osceola, was arrested April 29 for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.

Haillee D. Jewell, 20, Osceola, was arrested April 30 for strangulation, domestic abuse and battery bodily harm. Kenneth A. Bellinger-Bushard, 34, Osceola, was arrested May 5 for misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Duane Walter Mosay, 28, Luck, was arrested May 5 for possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor bail jumping, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear warrants. Simone Francia Hart, 26, Cumberland, was arrested May 5 for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing an officer and a Department of Corrections probation warrant. Cheyeanne Elaina Gumke, 26, Amery, was arrested May 2 for OWI (1st). Jeremiah James Johnson, 21, Luck, was arrested May 4 for OWI (1st) and

prohibited alcohol content (1st). Savannah Jane Sande, 24, Centuria, was arrested May 3 for a probation hold. James W. Lindner, 53, Amery, was arrested May 3 for a warrant. Caroline Kay Christenson, 36, homeless, was arrested May 4 for a failure to appear warrant. Bradley Joseph Steindl, 23, Centuria, was arrested May 4 for a probation hold. Joshua Shaine Defoe, 34, Inver Grove Heights, MN, was arrested May 1 for a municipal warrant and a MN probation hold. Roger Dale Shepherd, 56, Centuria, was arrested May 2 for failure to appear. Chelsey Marie Struemke, 30, Baldwin, was arrested April 30 for a Department of Corrections warrant.


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95 Years Ago May 22, 1924

parently loosened too much, a window fell from the second story and he made a grab for it. Temporarily treated in Amery, he was rushed to the cities and returned to Amery Hospital after several days at Miller Hospital.

creek in their yard, have dug with a post hole digger and have found some oil smears on their equipment, and have discovered more eruptions in the yard, near the barn, and also in the basement. Early Friday morning, the eruptions in the basement became so great that husband Ed Krolsick found the house shaken with books off the shelf, clothes off hangers and drawers open when he came home from his mail route about 9 a.m. The disturbance apparently occurred between the time their son Douglas departed for school, Mrs. Krolsick left for work, and his arrival home. “We just don’t dare sleep here every night,” reported Mrs. Krolsick as she discovered the tremors that cause the house to shake at various intervals. “I have called Sheriff Harold Maier again to see if it is possible to secure a state geologist,” she concluded. In the meantime, the mysterious eruptions seem to be spread about the yard and in the basement of the rural farm home a few miles west of Turtle Lake, just north of highway 8.

Opening Race Set at Amery’s Speedway

Pressurized Inflator Ruins Parked Car

Niles Framsted is promoting his first event for the coming season this Saturday on his roller coaster track north of Amery. Highlighting the event will be motorcycle and jalopy races with drivers coming from all over the Midwest to vie for the purses. An egg race will take place at intermission with a trophy event also scheduled. Racing will begin at 12:30 with a thrill-packed afternoon promised those who attend.

“As a matter of public warning, I believe that attention should be called to this explosion,” declared Earl Wolf of the Granum Agency when queried about a car blowing up on the city parking lot last Monday afternoon. The 1964 Ford of Harry Beecroft, employed at Land O’ Lakes, was the victim of the incident when a pressurized tire inflator, carried in the trunk exploded. Power of the blast can be realized by the fact that the container came through the rear seat platform in front of the rear window, blowing out the window and cracking the front windshield. The interior of the car was completely covered with sticky liquid with other damage noticeable throughout. “While the container had a suggestion on it that it be carried in the glove compartment, I’m of the opinion that it would be even more dangerous, possibly causing greater physical injury should it explode while the car is being occupied,” said Wolf as he related the facts of the explosion.

Unusual Operation a Success Dr. C. M. Kistler of Minneapolis and Dr. N. V. Sandin of this city performed an operation on the hip of Mrs. Nels Spangberg at the Polk County Hospital last Sunday. The fracture was reduced by plating the hip. Mrs. Spangberg stood the operation well, and hopes are entertained for her complete recovery.

90 Years Ago May 16, 1929 By Saturday night everything will be all set for the opening of the first vitaphone talking pictures in Amery, Sunday, the 19th. Morris Knutson fell from the second story with a load of brick at the new schoolhouse building on Tuesday morning and was painfully injured. Yesterday’s Amery defeated News Wanderoos in Diane Stangl a hard fought 11-inning ball game on the local diamond last Sunday by the score of 13 to 12.

85 Years Ago May 17,1934 Serves on Dillinger Case Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Griffin went to St. Paul Tuesday to see their nephew. Mark Robbins who was called from Tucson, Arizona on the Dillinger case. Mr. Robbins was on this case when Dillinger was captured before. Mr. and Mrs. Robbins expect to visit in Amery in the near future. Mr. Robbins who is a son of Elmer Robbins formerly of this city, is acting for the government as an identification expert.

Ice Cream Factory in Production The Super Ice Cream Company of this city is in operation making a real quality product. The main refrigerating box built especially for this company will freeze 480 gallons of cream at one time and another electric box stores 70 gallons of brick and carton cream. The other machinery and equipment are of the best and latest types. No filler powder is used in the manufacture of the ice cream – nothing but pure cream, milk and fresh eggs. Mr. Hutson caters to quality and insists that very gallon must be of the finest and purest ice cream possible to manufacture.

Route Garage Burned The garage at the Fred Route, Jr., residence was destroyed by fire early this morning together with Mr. Route’s car. The garage was not insured while the car was partially covered. This is the third fire in that locality within a few weeks

Early church picnic Members of the Apple River Free Church Sunday school participated in a picnic at Gibson Lake on July 4, 1912. The Sunday school was complete with its own musician who is pictured to the left in the photo.

and the origin has not been determined in either case. Is it possible that we have a fire bug running at large?

80 Years Ago May 25, 1939 Cliff Olson Given Real Scare Three cream cans in the rear of the Union State Bank, plus a mysterious noise in the basement, caused an uproar, which for a time had no equal since the Union State Bank was raided a few years ago, by a gang of yeggs, which never were caught. Clifford Olson, driving around to the rear of the bank after dinner Sunday, heard a mysterious noise in the basement. This was not so disconcerting to him even though cashier Oscar Erickson’s car was in the rear, vacant. Mr. Olson’s heartbeat trembled and is face turned white, however, when about the same time he saw the Erickson car, and heard the noise, he spied 3 cream cans setting at the rear of the financial institution. He immediately associated the cream can with the “cream can bandits” who have been captured, although there are still one or two at large. He called Chief of Police Carl Burman and immediately was driven over to the home of Vice President V. H. Christensen, by G. Rasmussen who happened to be near the bank with his own car. Chief Burman, et al, had a conference in front of the Christensen home and immediately decided to grab rifles and surround the bank. About this time, however, Mrs. Clifford Olson, sitting in the Olson car some distance from the bank, saw Mr. Erickson come out and drive away. By the time Messrs. Christensen, Olson and Burman got to the bank, however, they found it was a false alarm. Mr. Erickson, it developed, was using an emery wheel in the basement of the bank, and Henry Halvorson had hauled hot water from the creamery in the cream cans, to scrub the floor of his billiard salon.

All in all, however, it was a hair-raising experience inasmuch as those who knew about it at first expected a real gun battle. But the “fire drill” showed one thing, however, that the police and the bankers are on their toes, ever guarding against what might have happened. Mr. Erickson drove home nonchalantly, not knowing of the disturbance he had caused until that evening.

75 Years Ago May 18, 1944 Fred Route to Close Mill Saturday, May 20, will mark the last day that Fred Route will operate his mill in Amery, according to information available this week. This will mark Fred Route’s 25th and final year in the feed business here. The decision has been forced upon Route because of the impossible help situation now existing. This will mark the second feed mill to close down within the past month, the Farmers Union having closed here previously. Altogether Fred has been in business for over forty years and now plans to take a rest. He will, however, be in his mill cleaning up odds and ends of the business for a few days after the 20th. Fred Route started in the feed business at Little Falls and stayed in business there for 17 years, buying out the Apple River Mill who then owned the present mill, here at Amery. He has operated his mill here for 25 years and also owned a grocery store at the Lincoln Cash site for about 3 years.

65 Years Ago May 20, 1954 Injures Self With Falling Window William Colburn is recuperating from severe lacerations of the arms sustained when he attempted to catch a falling storm window. The mishap occurred as he changed from storms to screens last Thursday. Ap-

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Youngsters Save Swan Wildlife is subject to unusual mishaps, Game Manager F. D. Irving, Antigo, reports that youngsters picked up a blind whistling swan and turned it over to Forest Ranger Wilbur Borne. Each eye of the bird was covered with a blood-swollen leech. Removal of the leeches and a rest at the Crystal Springs fish hatchery restored the bird to normal and it was sent on its way north.

55 Years Ago May 17, 1964 Rural Home Still Bouncing Members of the Ed Krolsick family, town of Beaver residents, are sleeping rather lightly, if at all, in the mystery-shrouded farm home these days. “They seem to be spreading around some now,” declared Mrs. Krolsick by telephone Tuesday and during the conversation she asked, “Can you hear the little rumblings over the phone…they are taking place right now.” Since the last report of this strange state of affairs, the family has discovered an oily appearance on their little

“Barracuda” Now at Adams Auto Co. “Drop in and drive this fine sports car,” invited Harry Adams of Adams Auto Company, Amery, in announcing the arrival of the “Barracuda,” new Plymouth model. Featuring the largest rear window in a production model, the “Barracuda” has “fastback” styling with bucket seats and a large storage area when the back seats are laid down. Motor options include two six-cylinders and a V-8.


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Community Club honors businesses, volunteers The Amery Community Club held its eighth annual Past President’s Dinner and Community Business Awards Banquest Friday, May 10 at Brow Tine Restaurant & Event Center. A total of 105 nominees were honored with awards in 10 categories. Also honored were the top graduating seniors of the Class of 2019: Mason Bosley, Marlee Dietrich, Rachel Ganje, Madilyn Granica, Mary Johnson, Allison Oman, Andy Otto, Daniel Marquand, Belle Meyer, Allison Oman, Andy Otto, Noah Rademacher, Abby Schmidt, Addie Tollakson and Hannah Zinn. Businesses marking milestone anniversaries honored that evening were: Amery Area Publuc Library-90 years Toftness Chiropractic-70 years Willow Ridge-45 years Forrest Inn-25 years WPCA Radio-15 Radio

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Business of the Year

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Business Person of the Year

Business of the Year was presented to Stone Creek Custom Interiors. Shown are Community Club Treasurer Dennis Carteron, Dena Cress, Darren Booth and Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

Business Person of the Year was presented to Jim Leadholm by Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

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Community Advocate of the Year The award for Community Advocate of the Year was presented by Community Club Secretary Tom Hartman to April Ziemer. Also pictured is Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

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Business Renovation of the Year

Amery Spirit

The Award for Business Renovation of the Year went to Amery Ale Works. Community Club Treasurer Dennis Carteron accepted the award on their behalf. He is shown with Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

Community Club Secretary Tom Hartman presented the Amery Spirit Award to Oralee Schock. Also shown is Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

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Mayor’s Award Mayor Paul Isakson presented the 2019 Mayor’s Award to Sally Klevgard. Pictured L-R: 2015 Mayor Award recipient Oralee Schock, Sally Klevgard, Paul Isakson and Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

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Commercial Promotions Community Club President Cheryl Meyer is shown with chairs of the Commercial Promotions Committee, Pam Humpal and Julie Powers. Also photographed is Sheri Overby, Community Club Past President.


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Leadholm is Businessperson of the year, Stone Creek is Business of the year

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Municipal Employee of the Year Community Club Board of Directors member Tony Meyers presented the award for Municipal Employee of the Year to Kipp Harris. They are pictured with Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

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Educator of the Year Sheri Overby, Community Club Past President presented the Educator of the Year Award to Josh Ganje. Also pictured is Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

Healthcare Professional of the Year Community Club President Cheryl Meyer is shown with Ann Schilling who accepted the Healthcare Professional of the Year Award on behalf of Dr. Deborah Strodhoff.

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Volunteers of the Year

Music on the River

Community Club Board of Directors member Tony Meyers presented the award for Volunteer of the Year to Doug and Patti Johnson. They are photographed with Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

Community Club President Cheryl Meyer is pictured with the Muisc on the River committee members Sally Klevgard, Tom Bensen, Ed Flanum and Community Club Past President Sheri Overby.

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President’s Award Community Club President Cheryl Meyer presented the President’s Award to Jim Leadholm.

New Business of the Year Community Club Treasurer Dennis Carteron accepted the award for New Business of the Year on behalf of Amery Kwik Trip. He is shown with Community Club Secretary Tom Hartman and Community Club President Cheryl Meyer.

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Fall Festival Community Club President Cheryl Meyer is shown with Doug and Patti Johnson, Co-Chairs of the 2018 Fall Festival and Sheri Overby, Community Club Past President.


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St. Croix Chippewa hit with $5.5m fine from misuse of gaming funds BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

$5.5 million dollars would seem like a hefty fine to most, but it is just a slice of the $27,718,092 the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin were facing after the April 11 Notice of Violation (NOV) issued to the Tribe. The violations included tribal members using gaming revenues for parties, bonuses, business expenses, college tuition and travel expenses. Seven tribal members received $562,246 in direct payments from the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake between 2015 and 2017. They include tribal council members Elmer “Jay” Emery, Carmen Bugg, Stuart Bearhart, Crystal Peterson, tribal member Duane Emery, tribal gaming commission chairman Jeff Taylor and tribal chairman Lewis Taylor. According to a May 9 notice sent to the tribe by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the fine is being proposed in connection with 527 counts of misuse of net gaming revenues and failure to audit contracts for gaming related goods and services exceeding $25,000 in a fiscal year. “In several instances, the gaming operation issued substantial payments to consultants and businesses without a contract, record, or even a later recollection of the goods or services provided in exchange,” wrote commission chairman Jonodev O. Chaudhuri in its NOV. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory (IGRA) and NIGC regulations, the NIGC Chairman may issue a NOV to any person for violations of any provision of the IGRA, NIGC regulations, or any provision of a tribal gaming ordinance or resolution approved by the Chairman. IGRA authorizes the Chairman to issue civil fines for violations and to issue a proposed civil fine within 30 days of the issuance of the

notice. The Chairman has the authority to levy and collect appropriate civil fines, not to exceed $52,596 per violation, against a tribe, management contractor or individual operating Indian gaming for any violation. In his notice to the tribe, Chadhuri said he had considered five factors in arriving at the proposal. Economic benefit of noncompliance. “If I view the ‘respondent’ in this matter as being only the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, there was no economic benefit to the respondent. In fact, the misuse of gaming revenue resulted in a considerable economic loss to the Tribe. Money that could and should have been used to fund governmental and tribal programs was diverted away from the Tribe to fi ll the pockets of a few individuals. As part of this element, the Chair is also required to consider ‘the likelihood of escaping detection.’ In this case, many of the misuses of net gaming revenue either flowed to or were directed by the very people charged with protecting those resources - Tribal Council and Gaming Commissioners. Given the fact that some of the individuals named in this NOV are the same individuals responsible for rooting out misappropriations of this na-

ture, I find it very likely that if NIGC staff had not pursued this case with the amount of diligence it did, the misappropriations would have gone undetected. To date, the NIGC has documented over $1.5 million in tribal revenues that have flowed into private hands for personal benefit,” said Chadhuri. Seriousness of the violation. Chadhuri said, “The seriousness of these violations and their effect on the St. Croix Indians of Wisconsin, as well as the reputation of tribal gaming across the nation, cannot be overstated. It is the declared policy of the IGRA to shield Indian gaming from organized crime and other corrupting influences to ensure the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation. Over $1.5 million dollars were diverted from Tribal programs. This is money that could and should have been used to fund the Tribal government and other programs that are now facing a ‘dire financial crisis.’ Most damaging is the complicity of those who were supposed to be regulating the gaming operation and protecting its assets. One of the reasons that Tribal Gaming has grown into a 32 billion dollar a year industry is that it has rightfully cultivated a reputation as a well-run, well-regulated

industry. It instills trust in the gaming public. And, as I have repeatedly stated, it is the tribes that are in the best position to be the primary regulators. Here, though, the Chairman of the Tribal Gaming Commission and at least one of its employees accepted payments of net gaming revenues from casino accounts with full knowledge of IGRA’s restrictions. Not only is this a violation of the act, but it does immeasurable damage to the industry.” History of violations. This is the only NOV issued against the Tribe in the past five years. Negligence or willfulness. Chadhuri said, “The Chairman may adjust the amount of a civil fine based on the degree of fault of the respondent in causing or failing to correct the violation, either through act or omission. Here, multiple officials within the Tribe knew that these payments were occurring and did nothing to stop them. In fact, many of the people receiving or directing the payments were those in a position to stop the payments. Accordingly, respondent both caused, through acts of tribal officials, and failed, through omission by those same tribal officials, as well as others that were processing and making payments, to correct the violations.” Good Faith. “A civil fine may be reduced based upon the degree of good faith shown by respondent in attempting to achieve rapid compliance after notice of a violation. The Tribe’s submission reflects the steps the Tribe has taken to strengthen regulation and prevent misuse of community gaming resources. It is however, a startling revelation of Tribal officials’ refusal to accept responsibility for the violations or correct the conditions that allowed them to occur. I had hoped to see an acceptance of responsibility within the

Teen defendant in shooting case sentenced BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

A teen that shot a woman while she was out hunting last fall has been sentenced. As reported in the Amery Free Press in October 2018, charges were fi led against 17-year-old Nicholas SempfNyren, Deer Park, who was facing two felonies and three misdemeanors after the Sept. 30 shooting of the 33-year-old Clear Lake woman. Sempf-Nyren originally denied having anything to do with

the incident. He told investigators that he “was scared that the accident would ruin everything that he had going for him,” and explained that he liked playing sports and hunting and, “didn’t want one thing to ruin his life.” He was charged with second degree recklessly endangering safety, injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon, duty to aid victim or report crime, obstructing an officer and illegal shining of deer or bears-as party to a crime. Sempf-Nyren faced up to 15 years in prison and up to

$52,000 in fines. May 6 he was sentenced to three years of probation, but that sentence was stayed. Instead, he’ll serve 100 hours of community service for each year of probation. He will also lose his hunting privileges for five years. He’s also ordered to retake a hunter safety course. If Sempf-Nyren follows through with the conditions of his sentence and has no new convictions, he could be eligible to have the case expunged from his record.

Tribe’s leadership, a commitment to repay the Tribe and its members that put their faith into elected leaders, and meaningful policy and procedure changes to encourage reporting and prevent such losses from happening in the future. “Instead, I have received evidence of a quorum of Tribal Council members compounding their avoidance of responsibility. They have installed a separate board that will give the quorum a veneer of deniability, yet over which the Tribal council has removal power and appellate authority under the Tribe’s Gaming Ordinance. They have pointedly failed to address the $1.5 million in funds missing from tribal coffers, much of which ended up in their own pockets. And, based on reports from a fellow council member, they continue to exclude their duly elected colleagues from the discussion of the NOV. In short, the Tribe has not demonstrated good faith,” said Chaudhuri. In closing Chaudhuri said, “I do not relish the imposition of a fine on a Tribe purportedly facing a financial crisis, Yet, in the absence of action by Tribal leaders whose actions led to the NOV at issue here, I propose to assess a fine in the total amount of $5.5 million on the St. Croix Tribe. After balancing the factors, I believe a $5.5 million dollar fine is appropriate. There are few violations more serious than abusing the trust of the electorate for personal gain. The Tribe, through its submission and those of a fellow council member, has demonstrated extraordinary willfulness and bad faith in allowing the violations to continue.” The notice does state the Tribe has a right to appeal within 30 days of the notice and has a right to assistance of counsel in such an appeal.

DNR: No buck-only counties for 2019 deer season MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State wildlife officials’ 2019 deer hunting structure doesn’t include any buck-only counties for the first time in a decade, a sign deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin. The state Department of Natural Resources plans to present a season structure to its board May 22 that doesn’t impose any buck-only requirements in any county for the first time since 2009. DNR officials say in a memo to the board no county deer advisory council requested such a designation. The councils are made up of delegates from the Conservation Congress and representatives of stakeholder groups and local government. The memo says many council members are expressing growing frustration with trying to maintain or decrease the herd in farmland management zones in northwestern, southern and central Wisconsin.


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Amery man charged with elder abuse, death BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

Law enforcement was dispatched in late February to an Amery home regarding a 911 call reporting a death. Over two months later 55-year-old Jon Scott Staebler was taken into custody in connection with the death. Staebler is sitting in Polk County Jail after a cash bond was set Staebler for $25,000 and has been charged with Intentionally Subjecting An Individual At Risk To Abuse-Cause Death. According to the criminal complaint, a deputy arrived at an Amery home February 20, after Staebler made a 911 call reporting that his 87-yearold mother had died at her residence. Allegedly Staebler reported his mother was cold to the touch and had died sometime in the night. The deputy met with Staebler who stated his mother was on the bathroom floor in the upper level of the home. The deputy confirmed she did appear deceased. He observed she was wrapped in blankets and had pillows tucked under her head. The blankets appeared to be unwashed and streaked with what appeared to be feces. The deputy stated a small TV had been set up on the toilet. Staebler allegedly said his

mother had suffered from a stroke about six weeks prior and he was unable to lift his mother off the ground, so he tried to make her comfortable in the bathroom where she had been since the time of the stroke. When asked why he didn’t call 911 at the time of her stroke or in the days following, Staebler said, “I don’t know, I guess I thought I could nurse her back to strength myself, in retrospect, I probably should’ve called someone.” When asked the last time he saw his mother alive, Staebler said, “Sometime last night.” He had tried to wake her that day and discovered she was deceased. During an interview Staebler said he typically checked on his mother around 10 a.m. He said if she were still sleeping, he would continue to check on her throughout the morning to see if she was awake and ready to eat. He said she had been sleeping a lot lately, but was almost always awake by 1:00p.m, which was the time he had found her the day he called 911 to report her deceased. Staebler said his mother was in an accident in October 2018. Since she was shook up from her accident, he said he had been at her house every day since. He said since then her health was limited but up until the latest health episode, she was able to feed herself and could go to the bathroom on her own. He believed the latest

episode to be a mini stroke that took place approximately six weeks ago. He said she felt weakness in her legs and lay down on the bathroom floor. He said he did his best to make her comfortable by bringing her pillows, blankets and a television. Staebler said he thought it wouldn’t be long and she would be up and going again. Staebler said since laying in the bathroom his mother

(Staebler) said he was the only person who knew of his mother’s condition and that she was stranded on the floor. would only eat a couple little meals a day. He said he would provide her containers so she could go to the bathroom. He said he would clean her up and change her clothes, but thought his mother just gave up over the last few weeks of her life. He said he was the only person who knew of his mother’s condition and that she was stranded on the floor. He said during her time on the bathroom floor they never discussed getting her medical attention. He said he did though ask a man he had grown up with if he was coming to Amery at any point, and if he was, if he could help get

his mother off the floor. He said the man never came. When asked if his mother was getting any sores from lying on the floor 24/7, Staebler responded, “When I had to clean her up, I only cleaned the backside of her and would give her a washcloth so she could wash her front. It had been forever since she had bathed.” When asked if anyone had ever called the house to check on his mother over the past two months, he said a few had. He said he had called one of the people back because they had made reference in a phone message that they intended to call the Sheriff’s Office for a welfare check. When he returned the call he told the concerned party his mother had a mini stroke and was sleeping a lot. An investigator spoke with neighbors who said. In October 2018, Staebler’s mother told them during a phone call that her son had lost his job and was staying with her. Over the holiday season the neighbor attempted to bring cookies to the home and thought that both mother and son had moved back to his place in the Twin Cities, as there had been no lights or activity at the home. There were never vehicle tracks in the snow-covered driveway when the same neighbors plowed. The neighbor called and spoke with Staebler Feb. 11 and he informed her they were still at the house in Amery but

he indicated his mother was getting weaker from her mini stroke, didn’t want company and was shutting down. A close friend of Staebler’s mother told investigators she called Staebler in early December 2018 as she was concerned that she had not seen his mother in a while, he told her his mother had a mini stroke and he was caring for her. Allegedly another concerned friend who had not seen his mother in a while was told by Staebler during an early February phone conversation that his mother could not always hear the ringer when people tried to call because of the distance of the chair she sat in in comparison to the phone. Other people interviewed said they never saw lights on when they would drive by. A final autopsy summary includes the following information: The scene and autopsy findings constitute elder neglect. Due to cognitive and physical impairment, the deceased was dependent on her son to provide care. Over a period of weeks, he failed to provide adequate care or to seek someone else to provide adequate care. Due to this failure, she became septic and died. The manner of death is homicide. A July 2019 jury trial has been set for Staebler.

Osceola bridge replacement planned for 2025 BY SUZANNE LINDGREN EDITOR@OSCEOLASUN.COM

Planning is in the very early stages to replace the Osceola bridge. The departments of transportation in Minnesota and Wisconsin have their sights on year 2025. By then, the bridge will be more than 70 years old. Built in 1953, the crossing is showing signs of deterioration that can no longer be fixed with surface-level repairs. MnDOT inspected the bridge last week, part of its regular annual inspection schedule, and findings reinforced the need to plan for replacement. “It’s an old bridge and it really needs to be replaced,” said Adam Josephson, MnDOT’s east area manager. “From the top it doesn’t look too bad but if you go underneath it, it has some problems. … Nothing real surprising but inspectors continue to see deterioration. When you’re under the bridge you see a long joint down the middle. That’s where the hole opened up in 2017 and that’s where they have most concerns with the bridge deck.” Replacement was initially slated for 2028 or 2029 but has

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At 66 years old, the Osceola bridge is showing signs of deterioration that call for replacement.

been moved up. MnDOT is getting started on a request for proposals. “I would hope by this fall we’ll have a consultant on board,” Josephson said, “and we’ll go through the public engagement process working with various agencies, the village and other interested parties to try to identify the

right thing to do out here as far as replacement of the bridge.” Logistically, options for replacing the bridge include building alongside the existing bridge to prevent a detour, or closing the bridge and building a new one in the same place. It is not yet clear whether the standing piers will need to be replaced.

“If it’s possible to reuse the existing piers and just replace the truss and everything above it, that would make it a lot easier and a lot quicker,” Josephson said. “We’ll have to evaluate that.” Throughout the planning process, DOT staff plan to consult stakeholders including the National Park Service,

US Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard, departments of natural resources in Minnesota and Wisconsin, tribal governments, municipal governments, businesses and residents. Agents at the DOT don’t expect federal objection to the bridge, which runs over the federally protected St. Croix River. “We met with the National Park Service because of the riverway,” Josephson said. “They had a lot of issues and concerns when we did the bridge in Stillwater. It slowed us down for a long time. We don’t anticipate the same issues here because it’s a bridge replacement, but they’re a key player at the federal level for doing anything with this crossing.” MnDOT also hopes to coordinate work with other projects, including possible work at the Osceola boat launch and landing. “We just want to let you know that we’re starting to think about replacing this,” Josephson said. “We really want to understand what the community’s issues are, and concerns.”


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AREA CHURCHES AMERY CONGREGATIONAL, 201 N. Harriman Ave. Barry Schaefer, pastor Wednesday, May 15: 11:30 am Family Table Meal; 3:30 pm Homework & Hangout; 4:30 pm Confo Class; 6 pm Cook Out and Blessing of the Pets. Thursday, May 16: 8:15 am Ministerium; 9:30 am Senior Dining Hall Open; 5:30 pm Women’s Bible Study; 6 pm CIA Board; 7 pm Money Management. Friday, May 17: 9:30 am Senior Dining Hall Open. Sunday, May 19: 10 am Worship/Teacher Appreciation; 11:15 am Congregational Giving. Monday, May 20: 9:30 am Senior Dining Hall Open; 7 p.m. Boy Scouts. Tuesday, May 21: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 9:30 am Senior Dining Hall Open; 10 am Bible Study. AMERY FREE LUTHERAN, 1 mile west of golf course on CTH F, Eric Christenson, pastor, www.ameryflc.org Every Sunday: 9 am Sunday School for ages 3-103; 10:15 am Worship Service; 6 pm Small Group Bible Studies in homes. Wednesdays: 9:30 am Small Group Women’s Bible Study in home; 7 pm Youth Group and Small Group Bible Studies in homes. Call the church office for details 715-268-9218. APPLE RIVER COMMUNITY, 942 US Hwy. 8, Amery Justin Hosking, pastor Sunday: 9:30 am Sunday School for All Ages; 10:15 am Coffee and Fellowship; 10:30 am Morning Worship. Monday: 6:30 pm Women’s Bible Study. Wednesday: 10 am Men’s Bible Study; 6 pm Women’s White Cross. BALSAM LUTHERAN, 1115 Mains Crossing, Amery, Dan Watland, pastor CENTERPOINT, 740 Maple Drive, St. Croix Falls (High school) Dick Enerson, pastor Sunday: 10-11:15 am Worship celebration; Children’s church (SuperKidz) age 4-5th grade; Nursery (KidzKorner) birth-3 years. Cell Groups (small group Bible studies) offered throughout the week. CHURCH OF CHRIST, New Richmond Jack Philips, Evangelist, 715-497-7596 Sunday: 9 am Bible Study; 10 am Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Bible Study and Devotions. CLEAR LAKE UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 11:00 am Worship. Wednesday: 5:30 pm Meal for all; 6 pm Church school. DEER PARK UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 9:45 am Worship. DERONDA LUTHERAN, 1239 65th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, May 15: 9 am Trinity Quilting; 1-4 pm Pastor Lori & Jim at Nursing Homes. Thursday, May 16: 9 am Deronda Quilting, Little Falls Bible Study; 6 pm Little Falls Salad Supper. Saturday, May 18: 8 am Men-in-Mission at Little Falls. Sunday, May 19: 8 am Breakfast at Deronda; 9:30 am Combined Worship with Holy Communion at Deronda. Tuesday, May 21: 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 7 pm NUIC Council at Little Falls. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.derondachurch.net. EAST BALSAM BAPTIST, 1816 108th St./CTH I, Balsam Lake, Gabriel Brennan, pastor www.eastbalsam.org 715-857-5411 Sunday: 9 am Worship service; 10:30 am Sunday school. Tuesday: Women’s Ministry; 9 am Bible Study. EAST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, south of Amery on Hwy. 46 then west on 20th Ave., Kathy Pennington, pastor Wednesday, May 15: 6 pm Confirmation. Sunday, May 19: 9:30 am GIFT; 10:30 am Worship. EAST LINCOLN ALLIANCE, 735 70th Ave., Amery 715-268-2350 www.eastlincolnalliance.com Eric Danielson and Randy Schussman, pastors Sunday: 8:45 am Prayer Meeting; 9 am Coffee and Fellowship; 9:30 am Worship service. Child Care and Discovery Land for children are provided during Worship service. Small groups meet throughout the week. Contact the church office for further details. Recharge for Middle and High School students, 6 pm every Wednesday. EL SALEM BAPTIST/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER, Dresser, Darryl R. Olson, pastor Sunday: 9:30 am Sunday school; 10:35 am Worship; 6 pm Sunday evening. Wednesday: 7 pm Bible Study. ELIM LUTHERAN, Range, Dan Watland, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. Holy Communion 2nd and 3rd Sundays. Council 3rd Tuesday at 6 pm FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA), 301 1st Ave. East (across from public beach on Co. Rd. I) Balsam Lake, 715-4853800, Diane Norstad, pastor

Sunday: 9:30 am Sunday worship; Communion first and last Sunday. Wednesday: 6:30 pm J.A.M. (Jesus & Me). FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA), 134 Prentice St. S, Clayton Margaret Grant, pastor Sunday: 9 am Sunday school; 9:45 am Worship; 10:45 am Fellowship. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 pm Mission Quilting Tuesdays 9 am Wednesday evening service 7:15-7:45 pm FIRST LUTHERAN, 240 Elm St., Amery Tim Bjorge, pastor Wednesday, May 15: Hi-League. Thursday, May 16: 8 am Bible Study; 8:30 am Quilters; 9:30 am Ruth Circle, Gerri Hostess; 7 pm Al Anon. Saturday, May 18: Armed Forces Day. Sunday, May 19: 9 am Worship; 10:15 am Choir; 1-4 pm Piano Recital. Monday, May 20: 1-10 pm ARQG. Tuesday, May 21: 7:30 am Women’s Bible Study. FIRST LUTHERAN (LCMC), 811 South Ave. W, Clear Lake www.firstluthclearlake.com, Bryan S. Anderson, pastor Wednesday, May 15: 6:15 pm 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation; 6:30 pm Spring Fling Event at United Methodist Church; 7:30 pm 9th Grade Confirmation. Saturday, May 18: 7 am Men’s Bible Study. Sunday, May 19: 8:30 am Contemporary Worship with Communion; 9:30 am Fellowship; 10 am Traditional Worship with Communion; 11 am Fellowship. Monday, May 20: 10 am Staff Meeting; 7 pm Evening Grace Circle at Church. Tuesday, May 21: 9 am Quilting; 6:30 pm Church Council. FIRST PRESYTERIAN, 719 Nevada St., St. Croix Falls Barbara Anne Keely, pastor Sunday: 10:15 am Coffee and Fellowship; 11 am Worship. FOREST UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. FULL GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE, Graytown Merlin Burton, pastor Sunday: 10:30 am Sunday school; 11 am Worship. GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN-ELCA, 877 190th Ave. Co. Rd. G, Balsam Lake (Fox Creek) 715-857-5580, serving@georgetownlutheran.net, Pastor Diane House Sunday: 9:15 am Sunday school; 10:30 am Worship; Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday. GRACE LUTHERAN - WELS, 460 4th St., Clear Lake, Ellery W. Groth, pastor 715-491-4330 Sunday: 10:15 am Worship. HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX, 511 1st St., Clayton, 715-

948-2493, htoc@amerytel.net, Chris Wojcik, pastor Sundays: 9:30 am Divine Liturgy. HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 1606 165th Ave., Centuria, on CTH I between Balsam Lake and Centuria, Freddie Kirk, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. IMMANUEL EV. LUTHERAN (LCMS), 124 E. Church St., Clayton, lmmLCLCMS@centurytel.net, 715-541-2955, Gregory Becker, pastor Sunday: 9 am Divine Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Family Christian Education; 7:30 pm Confirmation. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, 65th Ave., rural Clayton, Margaret Grant, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Family Christian Education; 7:30 pm Confirmation. JOURNEY CHURCH, 131 Broadway St., Amery, Derek Downs, Lead Pastor, 715-268-2223, www.journeychurch.city Every Sunday: 9 am Worship Service; 10:30-11:30 am All Ages Sunday School. 2nd Sunday of the Month: 6-7 pm Praise and Prayer Night. Mondays: 1:30-2:30 pm Moms in Prayer (Moms who gather together each week to pray for our schools and children). Wednesdays (when school is in session): 5:45-6:15 pm Free Family Meal; 6:15-7:30 pm Kids Club (Kids Club is a place where you get to experience the excitement of worshiping God with songs, games and a Bible study with your friends!); 6:15-7:30 pm DW Youth Group (Meets in the Teen Center Building. For students in grades 6-12. Real life topics–real life answers! Invite your friends!) Saturdays: 7 am Men’s Bible Study (Meets in the Teen Center). LITTLE FALLS LUTHERAN, 1272 44th Ave., Amery, Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, May 15: 9 am Trinity Quilting; 1-4 pm Pastor Lori & Jim at Nursing Homes. Thursday, May 16: 9 am Deronda Quilting, Little Falls Bible Study; 6 pm Little Falls Salad Supper. Saturday, May 18: 8 am Men-in-Mission at Little Falls. Sunday, May 19: 8 am Breakfast at Deronda; 9:30 am Combined Worship with Holy Communion at Deronda. Tuesday, May 21: 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 7 pm NUIC Council at Little Falls. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.littlefallschurch.net. LIVING WORD CHAPEL, 2746 Hwy 64, Forest, Senior Leaders Sean & Libby Higgins, 715-265-4810, we.are. living.word@gmail.com, www.livingwordchapel.com Sunday: 9 am Breakfast and Fellowship; 10:15 am Service;

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reat undertakings usually require competence, planning, and cooperation. They also often require courage. Have you ever been asked to take on a task, and then backed down because you weren’t sure you could do it? If so, it may have been a crisis of confidence, and one where you might have experienced growth by taking on the task. We can all take heart when we realize how many of the heroes of the Bible had the same experience. When Moses was tasked with going to the Pharaoh of Egypt and convincing him to let the Israelites go, he demurred and responded by saying “Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?” (Exodus 6:30 NIV) Consider all of the times that David must have doubted himself, from his

battles with the giant Goliath, to his task of leading the unruly Israelites and contending with their many enemies. What comes out in all of these Biblical stories is that God has high expectations for us, and if God is giving us a task then He knows that we can do it. Perhaps the thing for us to consider is whether the task is something good, i.e., is it something that would help others or advance a good cause. If so, then consider prayerfully whether to take it on, and also prayerfully consider how best to do it. Then have faith that you can do it, with the Lord’s help of course. God is, as it were, telling you that “you’ve got this!” –Christopher Simon

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AREA CHURCHES CONTINUED ... Nursery and Children’s Church Available. Wednesdays: 6 pm The Study; 7 pm Prayer. Weekly Local Home Groups MENNONITE CHURCH, 1681 6 1/2 St., Co. Hwy. P North, Almena, 715-357-3321 Sunday: 10 am Sunday school, all ages; 10:45 am Sunday worship service; 7:30 am Sunday evening service. MOE LUTHERAN (ELCA), 451 30th St., Clear Lake Sunday: 10 am Fellowship; 11 am Worship; Potluck lunch 2nd Sunday. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 pm. Women’s Bible Study 2nd Thursday 1:30 pm. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY, Amery, Craig Jorgenson, pastor Sunday: 10 am Worship. Tuesday: 6:30 pm Prayer. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Youth. OTTERCREEK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Glenwood City Civic Center, Jason Taylor, pastor Sunday: 10:30 am Worship; Children’s church, childcare provided. Wednesday Night Prayer. OUR LADY OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC, Balsam Lake Father Eugene Murphy, pastor Masses: Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 8:30 am. OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN, 217 Deronda St., Amery Keith Ruehlow, pastor Wednesday, May 15: 12 pm Table Talk Men; 1:30 pm Special Friends Worship; 3:30 pm Holy Bash; 5 pm Youth Cafe; 5:30 pm 7th & 8th Confirmation Class; 6:15 pm Evening Prayer; 6:30 pm Youth Group; 7 pm Choir Practice. Thursday, May 16: 8:30 am Bible Study. Sunday, May 19: 9 am Worship with Holy Communion and Graduate Recognition. Tuesday, May 21: 1 pm Quilting; 6:30 pm Church Council. PRAIRIEVIEW COVENANT, 1396 210th Ave. (2 miles north of New Richmond on 65) Tim Coyer, pastor, www.prairieviewchurch.net Sunday: 9 am Sunday School; 10 am Worship, Nursery care available; Coffee/fellowship after worship service. Wednesday: 6-7:30 pm Family Night, Worship/Groups for all ages. REDEEMER LUTHERAN, 600 S. Keller Ave., Amery, Tom Hahn, pastor Wednesday, May 15: 5:30 pm Confirmation; 7:15 pm Choir Practice. Sunday, May 19: 9:30 am Worship with Holy Communion, Sunday School; 10:30 am Fellowship. Tuesday, May 21: 10 am Polk-Burnett Dementia Coalition at Polk County Government Center. REEVE EVANGELICAL FREE, Jct. Barron CTH K & A, Clear Lake, www.reevechurch.org Sunday: 9 am Worship service; 10:15 am Fellowship Time. Wednesday nights: 6:30-7:30 pm Adult Bible Study and Prayer; Kids Club, Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group (Sept.-May). A variety of small groups (AA, men’s & women’s) are also held throughout the week. ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL, 365 5th St., Clear Lake, Rev. Geri E. Sola Sunday: 9:15 am Sunday school; 10:15 am Worship. Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:15 am. Morning Prayer 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:15 am. ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 201 N. Adams, St. Croix Falls www.scuuf.org Sunday: 10 am First three Sundays. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC, Clear Lake, Fr. John Long, pastor Mass: 8 am Wednesday. Mass: 8 am Thursday. Mass: 10:30 am Sunday. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC, 1050 Keller Ave. N, Amery, Father Eugene Murphy • 715-268-7717 • stjosephamery. org ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, Forest, John Wilman, pastor Friday, May 17: Morse/Powers Wedding Rehearsal. Saturday, May 18: Morse/Powers Wedding. Sunday, May 19: 8 am Worship with Holy Communion; 9 am Fellowship. Tuesday, May 21: 1 pm Bible Study. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, Deer Park, John Wilman, pastor Friday, May 17: Morse/Powers Wedding Rehearsal at St. John’s. Saturday, May 18: Morse/Powers Wedding at St. John’s. Sunday, May 19: 9 am Fellowship; 9:30 am Worship with Holy Communion; 10:30 am Church Council Meeting. Monday, May 20: Pastor Visiting Shut-Ins. Tuesday, May 21: 6:30 pm Bible Study. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST, 76 20th Ave., Clear Lake, John Redlich, pastor 715-645-2230; Head Elder Paul Hasman 715-671-3697 Saturday Services: Adult and Children’s Bible Study 9:30 am; Church 11 am Midweek Service: Wednesday 7 pm Call Head Elder for location in winter months. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY

OBITUARY SAINTS (Mormons), 644 S. 6th St., Barron, Chapel 715-537-3679 Bishop Kenneth Konesky 715-719-0283 Sunday: Sacrament 10 am; Sunday School/Primary 11:20 am; Priesthood/Relief Society 12:10 pm TRINITY LUTHERAN of Garfield, 1578 85th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, May 15: 9 am Trinity Quilting; 1-4 pm Pastor Lori & Jim at Nursing Homes. Thursday, May 16: 9 am Deronda Quilting, Little Falls Bible Study; 6 pm Little Falls Salad Supper. Saturday, May 18: 8 am Men-in-Mission at Little Falls. Sunday, May 19: 8 am Breakfast at Deronda; 9:30 am Combined Worship with Holy Communion at Deronda. Tuesday, May 21: 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 7 pm NUIC Council at Little Falls. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.trinitylutheranchurchofamery.com. UNITED COVENANT, 348 5th St. NW, Clear Lake, Dan Pearson, pastor Wednesday, May 15: 6 pm CREW, Worship Practice T-3. Sunday, May 19: Graduation Sunday; 8:30 am Sunday School, Confirmation; 9:30 am Worship Practice T-3; 10 am Worship Service; 7 pm Friendship Builders at Ridgeview. Monday, May 20: 5 pm Grief Support Group. Tuesday, May 21: 8 am Sweet Hour of Prayer; 9:15 am Women’s Bible Study at Church; 6:45 pm Women’s Bible Study at Lynn Pickard’s. UNITED METHODIST, GLENHILLS PARISH Marybeth Scow, pastor Emerald UMC: 8:30 am Worship with Sunday School. Glenwood City UMC: 9:45 am Worship with Sunday School. Downing UMC: 11 am Worship with Sunday School. WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, ELCA, 447 180th St., Osceola, Rexford D. Brandt, pastor Wednesday, May 15: 9 am Good Enough Construction Crew, Quilters. Sunday, May 19: 9 am Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 am Worship with Holy Communion. Tuesday, May 21: 7 pm Church Council. WORD OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP, Clear Lake Patricia and Harlen Wienke, pastors Sunday: 10 am Worship. Tuesday: 9 am Healing Rooms by appointment. Wednesday: 7 pm Adult Bible Study.

Dolores Chartrand Dolores Chartrand, age 88, of Balsam Lake died on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Funeral services were at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 from Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake. Burial was at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Turtle Lake, WI. Visitation for Dolores Chartrand was 1 hour prior to services at the church. For further information and to sign on line guest book, please visit www.williamsonwhite.com. Arrangements are being made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Amery.

Roger R. Peterson Roger R. Peterson, age 57, of Deer Park, WI died on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from Our Savior’s Lutheran in Amery. Visitation for Roger R. Peterson will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery and 1 hour prior to services at the church. For further information and to sign on line guest book, please visit www.williamsonwhite.com. Arrangements are being made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Amery.

Donald Edward Pabst Donald Edward Pabst, age 74 of New Richmond, WI passed away at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from multiple myeloma. Don was born in St. Paul, MN. In 1950, his family moved to Amery, WI where Don graduated from Amery High School in 1962. H He joined the Wisconsin A Army National Guard in J June of 1965 and served six y years with Honorable Disc charge on June 6, 1971, as S Staff Sergeant. On June 10, 11967, he married Barbara D Durand, his wife of almost 552 years. In 1972, they m moved to New Richmond w where daughters Tracie and T Tami grew up. He worked in the packaging machinery industry until his retirement in 2003. Don and Barb enjoyed many road trips traveling throughout the United States. They also visited many National Parks with Glacier National Park being one of their favorites. Don also had a passion for corvettes and enjoyed going to car shows throughout the Midwest. He was a member of Classic Corvettes of MN and received many awards for the three corvettes that he owned with one being featured in the Corvette Fever magazine of July 2005. Don is survived by his wife Barb; daughters Tracie Pabst of White Bear Lake, MN and Tami (Brad) Zunker of Arden Hills, MN; grandchildren Maya Zunker and Beau Zunker; sister-in-law June Pabst of Clear Lake, WI; niece Lori (Duane) Page of New Richmond, WI; nephews Brad (Bea) Pabst of Tacoma, WA, David (Teri) Pabst of Middleton, WI, Daniel (Sally) Pabst of Ellsworth, WI, and also many other relatives and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Esther Pabst, brother Robert Pabst, and infant niece Candace Pabst. Thank you to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church pastors and members and also family and friends for all of your love and prayers. Thank you to Regions Hospital and Westfields Cancer Center for the wonderful care from the oncology doctors and nurses during the past three years. Thank you to Lakeview Homecare and Hospice of Stillwater, MN who were always there for us. All of you will always have a special place in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church at 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 am with a visitation beginning at 9:30 am at the church. Arrangements by Bakken Young Funeral and Cremation Services of New Richmond, WI. Private family interment will be at Amery Cemetery, Amery, WI.

James Bryan Lange October 14, 1946 - November 1, 2018 Please join the Lange famiily in celebrating James B. L Lange’s life on May 18, 2019 ffrom 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the A Amery VFW on Wisconsin A Avenue. James Bryan Lange was tthe loving father of Tany ya Camper-Lange, Todd L Lange, Troy Lange and H Heather Lange. James was a volunteer member of the A Amery Fire Department and Amery Ambulance Service. James met a friend in all who knew and loved him. Please join the family for a toast and share a story.

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Helena Anna Martha Theesfield Helena Anna Martha Theesfield, age 94 of Amery, WI passed away at the Amery Hospital and Clinic on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Helen was born on January 6, 1925 in Kouseth Countty, Whittemore, Iowa to A Adolph and Ella (Dau) Pertl. S She spent part of her early c childhood in Lotts Creek, IIowa and attended school a and graduated from High S School in Fenton, Iowa. She tthen took secretary courses tthrough mail correspond dence and worked at the U USA War Board for several y years. On October 24, 1943 H Helen was united in marriage to Henry Theesfield. The couple then moved to and farmed in Ladysmith, Wisconsin and later in Hammond, Wisconsin while also raising their five daughters. Helen and Henry then rented the Amery Dairy Queen for a time and later purchased the Dairy Queen in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where the family also moved to. After selling the Oshkosh Dairy Queen they moved back to Amery and Helen worked for a period of time at Chet Johnson Drug and later worked as a cook at the Amery High School for 13 years until her retirement in 1987. Henry passed away in 1997, and in 2003 Helen moved in to the Oak Brook Housing apartments in Amery where she resided until moving to Amery Memory Care which has been her home for the past 5 years. Helen loved to crochet, sew and quilt and made many quilts at church for World Relief. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Ella Pertl; husband, Henry; siblings, Martin Pertl, Marie (Pertl) Wahl, George Pertl and Walter Pertl and a daughter, Nancy Theesfield. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (Russ) TeGrootenhuis, Peggy Legut, Laurie (Bill) Janssen, and Annette (Brian) Elkin; her ten grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren as well as many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Amery. A visitation will take place from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery, as well as the hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Peace Woodside Cemetery in Baldwin, Wisconsin. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute visit www.williamsonwhite.com. Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.

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Roger Ross Peterson, 57, of Deer Park, Wisconsin passed away Monday May 6, 2019 after a courageous battle from a long illness. Roger grew up on the family dairy farm in Deer Park and graduated from Amery High School in 1980. Roger was a two-way senior ffootball tackle. He was give en the Most Valuable Player a award by his teammates a and proved to be a formidab ble tackle. Roger proudly w worked at Oxbo Internationa al Corporation, Clear Lake W Wisconsin, for 32 years. H He worked in service and a assembly as an Assembly T Technician. Survivors include his sister, Jacki Schupp (Wayne) of Amery, WI; brothers, Kerry Peterson (Marti) of Baldwin, WI; Chuck Peterson (Lorie) of Amery, WI; David Peterson of Deer Park, WI and Gloria Peterson of Taylors Falls, MN. Roger leaves behind a countless number of people who love him dearly including aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins along with numerous caring friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Lou (Setter) Peterson. Roger enjoyed many outdoor activities and “hanging out” at the cabin with his close friends. He was an avid sports fan and especially passionate about the Green Bay Packers and Brewers. There were many good times with friends at Flash’s “Packer Garage Crew”. The family greatly appreciated the excellent care and love provided by the Mayo 10th floor Liver Transplant staff during the last four months that Roger bravely fought the illness. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Amery, Wisconsin. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery, as well as the hour prior to the service at the church. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute visit www.williamsonwhite.com. The Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery assisted the family with arrangements.

Terry “TW” Wayne Wildt, age 56, of Barron, WI passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 after a year long struggle with cancer at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born on April 16, 1963 in Amery, WI to Noel “ “Richard” and Olivia “Marrie” (Ford) Wildt. Terry g graduated from Clayton H High School in 1981 and tthen graduated from WITC iin Rice Lake with a degree iin Marketing. He married tthe love of his life Susan L Leigh Cooley on June 16, 11984 in Deer Park, WI. T Terry was the Frozen Foods a and Dairy Manager at Becke er’s Super Valu in Turtle Lake, WI and then Gordy’s Grocery Store in Barron, WI. Terry worked in maintenance for a year at St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake and then he worked 26 years at the Cumberland ACE Hardware and retired on April 6, 2019 as Store Manager. He enjoyed guns, military history, hardware stores, farm equipment, steam engines, cargo ships, and trains. He loved going to conventions, going to Duluth, MN to the lift bridge, and being with his family and friends. Terry enjoyed working with his customers and helping them find what they needed. Terry “TW’ Wildt is survived by his wife, Susan Wildt of Barron, WI; 2 children, Megan Wildt and Brian Wildt both of Barron, WI; a brother, David (Linda) Wildt of Clayton, WI; 2 sisters-in-law, Patsy Wildt of Balsam Lake, WI and ViAnn Kuhn of Amery, WI; stepbrother-in-law, Mylon Magnuson of Clear Lake, WI; a brother-in-law, Jim (Gina) Cooley of Ladysmith, WI; many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel “Richard” Wildt and Olivia “Marie” Ford Wildt Kuhn; stepfather, Wesley Kuhn; brother, James Wildt; stepbrother, Jerry Kuhn; stepsister, Janet Magnuson; and brotherin-law, John (Diane) Cooley. A Celebration of his Life will be held this summer. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Appleyard's Home for Funerals, 19 W. Messenger St., Rice Lake, WI.

Dolores Chartrand Dolores Chartrand, age 88 of Balsam Lake, WI passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Dolores was born on July 19, 1930 at her home in Beaver Township of Polk County, WI to Earl and O Ottilia (Schmitz) Vink. She g grew up on the family farm a and attended Happy Hollow S School the first six years of h her schooling, then on to R Range (double room) School ffor two years. She graduate ed from the Range School in 11944. Dolores began High S School in Turtle Lake in tthe fall on 1944 and gradua ated from there in May of 11948. Dolores worked in the kitchen at Turtle Lake High school all four years of High School. In the summer time she worked for the Paul Bosley family for one year and then worked three summers at the Twin Town Nite Club in Georgetown Township. She was united in marriage to Emil Chartrand on May 19, 1949 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Turtle Lake, WI. They made their home in Georgetown Township, first by renting a home, then by purchasing an acre of land from Adlore and Cora Bibeau,

and building their home on the land. They belonged to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish and later joined Our Lady of the Pines in Balsam Lake and then were members of Our Lady of the Lakes in Balsam Lake. Emil died on October 25, 2006 and Dolores continued to live in the home they built with the help of her neighbors, friends, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emil; infant sister, Virginia Vink, sisters, Dorothy Dumas, Catherine Spencer, Elsie Christenson, Marcella Kalning and brothers, Earl, James, Joseph, Daniel and Roger Vink. She is survived by her God children, Susan Miles, Michael Vink, Aaron Kasper, Richard Stoeberl, Mary Chartrand and Marshall Vink as well as many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 12:00 pm from Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake with Father Tom Thompson officiating. A visitation will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the service at the church. Pall bearers will be Michael Vink, Aaron Kasper, Thomas Vink, Marshall Vink, Richard Stoeberl and Michael Stoeberl. Burial will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Turtle Lake. To sign an online guestbook and view a video tribute visit www.williamsonwhite.com. Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.

Man who lost cat in 131-car pileup to adopt kittens BY DUKE BEHNKE APPLETON POST-CRESCENT

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — Kevin Graves of San Diego hopes his second visit to Wisconsin will go much, much better than his first. On his initial drive into America’s

Dairyland in February, Graves encountered whiteout conditions and found himself in the middle of a 131-car pileup on Interstate 41. Amid the chaos of the crash, he lost his beloved cat, Bastet, who was found dead 17 days later in a mound of debris. Graves plans on leaving the state

happy with not only one cat in tow, but two. The 26-year-old will fly to Appleton International Airport later this month to adopt two kittens from one of the animal rescue organizations that helped him look for Bastet, the Appleton Post-Crescent reported.

He decided on two kittens so they can socialize with each other when he’s not at home. A flight attendant already has offered to pay the $125 fee for flying the kittens. The flight attendant previously offered to fly Bastet home to San Diego for free, had Bastet been found alive.


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turkey. You could use cheese soup for the cream of chicken soup. If you’d like to make your own baking mix, here is a recipe to try.

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Whether you grow your own or buy asparagus, this is another way to serve it.

BROWNED BUTTER ASPARAGUS Cook until crisp-tender in boiling water (about 3 minutes): 2 pounds of asparagus (leave in the long pieces) Drain, rinse under cold water, drain again and set aside. Melt in large skillet over medium heat: 3 T. butter Cook 3 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Stir in: Salt and pepper to taste 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon Add asparagus, cooking 1 minute or until well heated, stirring to coat with the butter and tarragon. Serves 4-6. With fresh strawberries, this is a delightful pie to serve.

Combine well in mixer mixing bowl: 4 c. flour 2 T. baking powder 1-1/2 tsp. salt Add and mix until mixture looks all the same with no lumps: 1/2 c. melted butter Refrigerate in airtight container in refrigerator up to 3-4 weeks. Hint: If you use shortening, cut it into the flour mixture, instead of mixing, until all mixture looks the same. Store in airtight container for several months in refrigerator. To make pancakes, combine: 1 c. mix 1 c. milk 2 eggs To make biscuits, combine: 2-1/4 c. mix 2/3 c. milk Cook or bake like you would for any other pancake or biscuit recipe.

STRAWBERRY FUDGE PIE Put into a 9” pie pan: 1 crust (yours or store-bought) In large bowl, combine by mixing 50 strokes: 1 pkg. (10.25 oz.) fudge brownie mix 2 T. water 1 egg Spread batter onto the crust. Bake at 350˚ for 30-35 minutes or until center is set. (If necessary, cover edge of pie crust so it doesn’t brown too much after baking 15-20 minutes.) While that is baking, combine until smooth in smaller bowl: 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/4 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg Working quickly, remove the partially done brownie crust from the oven. Drop cream cheese mixture by small spoonfuls over the partially baked crust and spread carefully over the entire brownie crust. Bake an additional 18-20 minutes or until cream cheese is set. Cool at least 1 hour. Wash, de-top and drain well, slice in half: 3 c. strawberry halves Put the cut side down strawberries, arranging them on the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least another hour. Keep in refrigerator until serving time. At serving time, put into MW safe bowl and heat, on DEFROST, for 45 seconds: 2 T. hot fudge ice cream topping Drizzle over the pie. (You can put the topping into a resealable plastic bag and cut out a small opening on one end of the bag.) Store pie in the refrigerator if there are any leftovers. Serves 6-8. This pie can be frozen, without the strawberries and topping, for up to 2 weeks. Defrost in refrigerator, add fresh strawberries, decorate and serve. This casserole is quick and easy but still tastes good.

CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI DIVAN Put into a deep dish 9” pie plate: 4 c. cooked broccoli florets 2 c. cubed cooked chicken Combine and pour over the above: 1 can (10-3/4 oz.) cream of chicken soup 1/3 c. milk Sprinkle on top: 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese Combine and sprinkle over the cheese: 2 T. dry bread crumbs 1 T. melted butter Bake at 425˚ for about 25 minutes or until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbling. Serves 3-4 Hints: You could substitute 3 c. leftover cooked

This dessert is just right for our warm months ahead. Make the recipe ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve.

ham crackers. Add on top: More graham crackers to cover the pudding mixture Add on top: The rest of the pudding mixture Add on top: The rest of the graham crackers. Spread over the top layer of graham crackers: 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed Put on top: 1/2 c. mini marshmallows, sprinkled on top Add on top of the marshmallows: Chocolate shavings for garnish or mini chocolate chips Cover and chill for 5-6 hours. Cut into squares. Refrigerate any leftovers. Serves about 12. Tips: Shave cold semisweet chocolate with a potato peeler or grater. If you forgot to put the butter out to soften, warm a bowl/lid and put it over the container where the butter is. It will soften the butter nicely without melting it.

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Warriors win 3 close matches to top Ellsworth, 6-1

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The Amery Warriors put together some solid tennis last week as they defeated the Ellsworth Panthers, 6-1. Missing Noah Rademaker and Daniel Marquad due to injuries, the Warriors singles lineup included a couple of fill-in junior varsity players. “Despite all the changes, the boys played fantastic and had a big team win,” said Amery Coach Tanya Julson. Luke Julson moved up to the No. 1 singles spot and dominated Leo Bergner, 6-0, 6-2. Dayne Gehrman bumped up to

two positions to No. 2 singles and edged Louis Gromaire, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. “He set up points and finished them at the net with tough angle volleys,” Coach Julson said. Mikey Collins filled in at No. 3 singles where he slipped past Adam Johnson, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5. “He was very patient, consistent and outlasted his opponent,” said Coach Julson. The Warriors swept the Panthers in doubles action led by Ethan Mork and Kenny Lepak in the No. 1 spot. Mork and Lepak defeated Liam Moore and Lucas Flom, 6-1, 6-1. Jacob Oman and Joseph Wentz added a 6-4, 6-2 win over Connor Price and Brevin Bundy in the

No. 2 position. Coach Julson said Oman and Wentz “improved their serve returns and were active at the net, finishing the match with a strong second set.” Irving Sanchez and Simon Panek wrapped things up with a 3-6, 6-5, 5-0 victory over Owen McChane and Cedric Kosnopfal at No. 3 doubles, after turning on the energy and team work, according to Coach Julson. Julson said the three close matches at No. 2 and 3 singles and No. 3 doubles were key to the team win. “It was an excellent opportunity for these players,” she said. “Players always improve and learn more by playing a close match.”

Warriors take early lead, fall to B-W BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Luke Julson going up after a serve.

Amery’s baseball team suffered a tough 1-5 home loss to Baldwin-Woodville on May 3 to drop to 4-6 on the season. The Warriors’ lone run came in the first inning as Grady Martin drove in Brett Forrest with an RBI

single. B-W knotted the score in the third inning on an infield grounder and then took the lead on a bases-loaded walk later that inning. The Blackhawks outhit the Warriors, 10-4. Earning two of Amery’s hits was Mac Smith - in three at bats. Martin and Forrest both finished

1-for-3. Max Kempf pitched five innings, giving up 10 hits, and five runs (three earned) while striking out five batters. Grady Martin added four strikeouts in two innings on the mound.

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Warriors dominate Wildcats on the court BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery gave up just three games in No. 1 and 2 singles tennis play on May 6 en route to a 5-2 road victory over River Falls. Noah Rademaker won the No. 1 singles match, 6-0, 6-1, versus William Tutentenhagen, and Luke Julson defeated Derick Graves, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 2 match. Filling in for an injured Daniel Marquand at No. 3 singles was Dayne Gerhman, who also won his match, 6-4, 6-2. “Dayne Gehrman played a strong match,” said Coach Tanya Julson. “Dayne has really done a nice job this year transitioning from doubles the past 2 years to singles his senior year.” “The No. 1 doubles team had a fun match to watch,” Coach Julson added. “There were many long points with great shots from both Ethan (Mork) and Kenny (Lepak) to win the games.” Mork and Lepak defeated Matthew Chapin and Jacke Denne, 6-3, 6-2. Amery’s final victory came at No. 3 doubles where Irving Sanchez and Simon Panek toughed out a, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8, showdown with Hayden Rock and

Indigo Meads. “They were able to get the important points when they needed it,” Coach Julson said. The No. 2 doubles match was equally as close, only River Falls earned the end with Jacob Oman and Joseph Wentz falling to Paul Lindall and Alex Koehn 6-7 (5), 7-5, 8-10. “This could have been anyone’s match,” said Coach Julson. “These guys fought for every point.”

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Warrior hurdlers finish 1, 2 & 3 SCC Invite

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Amery’s track and field teams found stiff competition on May 7 when they took part in the St. Croix Central Invite. The boys team placed second overall while the girls were sixth in the field of eight teams. Greatly helping the boys’ cause was the performance of its 110-meter hurdlers, who swept the top three places. Matt Knutson (17.95 seconds) won the event, followed by Mason Helbig (18.13 seconds) and Mason Goulet (18.15 seconds). Knutson also placed second in the 300-meter hurdles (45.14 seconds) while Austin De Leon grabbed sixth (52.10 seconds).

Also winning for the Warriors was the 4x100-meter relay team of Dalton Johnson, Lance Waalen, Galen Coy and Gus Wentz (46.50 seconds). Wentz was runner up in the 200-meter dash (23.58 seconds), as was Mason Bosley in the 800-meter run (2:05.14). Johnson and Wentz placed third and fourth, respectively in the 100-meter dash with times of 11.81 and 11.94 seconds. Amery also occupied the No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 spots in the 400-meter dash with Alex Castorena Gonsalez (54.24 seconds), Goulet (54.81 seconds), Coy (54.81 seconds) and Levi Ingham (55.43 seconds). Jason Oft tied for third place in the high jump (5-10) while

Helbig came in sixth with the same height. Amery’s 4x200 meter relay team of Andrew Carlson, Henry Budke, Josh Bohn and Grant Hoff placed fifth (1:47.83). Long jumpers Bosley and Cameron Anderson placed sixth and seventh, respectively, with leaps of 18-01 and 17-10. Andrew Prindle took seventh in the pole vault (10-06). Finishing eighth were Nick Erickson (800, 2:12.92) and Helbig (triple jump, 35-08).

Girls Freshman Alaina Rivard led the girls team by winning the discus throw with a toss of 105-01. Lydia Monson and Alexis

Werle placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 400-meter dash with times of 1:05.60 and 1:07.06. The 4x100-meter relay team of Amanda Edwards, Madilyn Heinn, Emma Wolf and Jenna Hendrickson was third (54.11 seconds). Marlee Dietrich (15-03.25) and Paighton Tyman (14-01) placed third and seventh, respectively, in the long jump, and Dietrich added a fourthplace mark of 31-01 in the triple jump. Finishing sixth were Ella Williamson (200, 28.24 seconds) and Jaidyn McAlpine (400, 1:08.26). Rivard (30-06.50) and Hendrickson (29-05) snagged

seventh and eighth places, respectively, in the shot put. Edwards placed eighth in the 100-meter dash (13.84 seconds) and Megan Osero finished the same in the 800-meter run (2:47.25).

Team Scores Girls Menomonie 136, St. Croix Central 115.25, Prescott 106.75, Baldwin-Woodville 97.5, Ellsworth 80, Amery 52.5, Webster 46, Unity 38

Boys

Menononie 172.33, Amery 110.50, Ellsworth 80, Baldwin-Woodville 76.66, St. Croix Central 73.50, Unity 62, Prescott 59, Webster 46

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AMERY HOSPITAL AND CLINIC RECEIVES BERNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT Amery Hospital and Clinic is proud to announce they have been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Bernick Family Foundation. The Bernick Family Foundation believes a vital community is one of the richest assets a company can have. By giving back 5%, Bernick’s helps strengthen local communities. The Bernick's Family Foundation supports two key areas: Youth and Education—activities that help prepare students for future success in education and the workplace, particularly programs that develop leadership skills, community involvement, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. Health and Fitness—activities that address health and wellness, particularly programs that promote fitness, nutrition, healthy living, and responsible lifestyles. Amery Hospital and Clinic applied for a Bernick Family Foundation grant in November 2018. They were notified in January 2019 they were granted $10,000. “This year The Bernick Family Foundation received requests totaling $2,600,000 in funding for projects throughout their 6 territories in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This year we have awarded a total of $150,000 to support 9 programs throughout the Bernick Service Area. We are pleased to announce that you have been selected to receive a grant from The Bernick Family Foundation, a component fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors approved a grant in the amount of $10,000.00 to Amery Hospital & Clinic for "PowerUp" to Beat Childhood Obesity.” PowerUp is a community initiative to drive culture change towards healthy eating and activity for children 3-11, whose food and physical activity habits are still being formed. The program also targets nutrition for athletes, ages 12-18. Amery Hospital and Clinic is extremely grateful for the support of the Bernick Family Foundation.

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Clear Lake shut out by Prairie Farm BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Coming off its best game of the season in a 15-0 win over Bruce, the Clear Lake softball team had the tables turned on it on May 6 when it took on Prairie Farm and was handed a 0-6 defeat. “Their pitcher, Hansen, had a great game,” said Clear Lake Coach Ann Miner, noting that she pitched a one-hitter that included six strikeouts and one walk. “At times, we played great defense, getting out of bases loaded with one out two times. But the Panthers hit well that night, hitting the gaps with 10 hits.”

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Clear Lake’s Pearson cleans house at Webster Invite BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Clear Lake’s boys track and field team placed third of nine teams at the May 2 Webster Invitational. Isaac Pearson led a quartet of top finishers for Clear Lake in the 400-meter dash finishing in a time of 52.81 seconds. Ed Garcia placed third (54.59 seconds), Colton Stahl, fifth (54.68 seconds), and Brandtsen Laursen, eighth (59.43 seconds). Pearson also won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:06.45 seconds and Stahl was tops in the

300-meter hurdles, stopping the clock at 44.14 seconds. The 4x800 squad of Kincaid Hughes, Pearson, Stahl and Adam Loenser won the event in a time of 8:44.24. Pearson was also sixth in the pole vault (10-00). Loenser placed second in the 1,600-meter run (5:03.91) while John Pearson finished fifth (5:14.96). John Pearson was also second in the 3,200-meter run (11:28.73). Joe Espeseth secured second place in the discus throw (12701). Croix Hughes, Kincaid Hughes, Laursen and Garcia

teamed up for a third-place 4x400-meter relay time of 3:53.97. Garcia earned fourth place in the 200-meter dash (24.59 seconds). Riley Peterson added a fifth place long jump of 16-10.25 while Loenser was seventh (16-04.75). The 4x200 team of Trent Avery, Gavin Monson, Ivan Ruble and Peterson finished in seventh (1:48.16). Ruble took eighth in the triple jump (3409.50).

Girls In the girls division, Jazzy Christiansen set the tone with a winning discus throw of

111-11. Brooklyn Tolzman placed fourth in the 200-meter dash (28.43 seconds) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (13.89 seconds). The 4x100-meter relay team of Abby Keller, Molly Petersen, Aubree Schramski and Lizzie Rosen placed fourth (56.37 seconds) as did the 4x200 squad of Keller, Rosen, Schramski and Tolzman. Rachel Sanftner claimed fourth place in the pole vault (7-00) and seventh place in the 100-meter hurdles (19.99 seconds). Rosen wrapped up eighth place in the long jump (12-

08.25).

Team Scores Girls St. Croix Falls 167, Shell Lake 117.5, Webster 109.5, Prairie Farm 84.5, Turtle Lake/Clayton 61, Unity 42, Frederic/Luck 41, Clear Lake 35.5, Valley Christian 1

Boys

St. Croix Falls 155, Unity 126.5, Clear Lake 107, Webster 101, Shell Lake 54.5, Frederic/ Luck 49, Valley Christian 36, Turtle Lake/Clayton 35, Prairie Farm 12

Ed Garcia hands off to Brandtsen Laursen in the 1600 meter relay

Issac Pearson crosses the finish line first in the 400-meter dash.

MacKenzie Ward gets out of the blocks in the 200-meter dash. Ivan Ruble powers out of the blocks in the 200-meter dash

Peterson places seventh at Pheasant Hills BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s golf team found its struggles on May 10th at the

Baldwin-Woodville hosted Front 9 of Pheasant Hills as it placed fifth of eight Middle Border Conference teams. The Warriors were led by

Tyler Peterson’s individual seventh-place score of 41. Parker Griffin finished one stroke out the points with a 43. Noah Ward added a 44 and Jackson

Henningsgard, a 46. Fletcher Kjeseth shot a 50. Team Scores St. Croix Central 164, Bald-

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Dahlberg homers in loss to Blackhawks BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s softball team got its chance to shake up things near the top of the Middle Border Conference on May 7 against the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks. The Warriors (11-4-1) entered the contest in third place while B-W (13-6) was the No. 2 team in the MBC standings.

Although Ally Dahlberg managed to hit a home run and earn three RBI, it wasn’t enough. The Blackhawks defeated the Warriors 7-4 in Amery. Dahlberg finished 2-for-4 at the plate. Madelyn Granica and Julia Englebretson each hit 3-for-4, and Englebretson picked up a run and an RBI along the way. Drew Granica and Drew Meyer each tallied two hits. Also scoring

runs for the Warriors were Abby Schmidt and Drew Granica. Autumn Rivard took the loss, allowing five hits and five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings on the mound. Madelyn Granica gave up two hits and two runs in 3 1/2 innings while striking out three batters. Rivard struck out two batters.

Osceola muscles past Amery baseball BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING STORY

May 7 was a tough night for the Amery baseball team as it was handed a 10-3 home loss by Osceola. After falling behind, 3-0, the Warriors attempted to rally in the bottom of the third inning .Mac Smith grounded into a fielder’s choice that allowed Max Kempf to score. Grady Martin followed by

grounding into an error that permitted Bryn Gouker to score. Heading into the bottom of the seventh, however, the Warriors trailed the Chieftains, 10-2. Facing one out remaining until the end of the game, Brett Forrest singled to right field, driving Kempf for the game’s final run. Osceola outhit Amery 14-3 as Forrest, Kempf and Jeremiah Sillman each tallied one hit. Three Warriors shared the

pitching duties with Kale Hopke doing the majority of the pitching. In three innings on the mound, Hopke struck out seven batters and scattered three hits and three run. Forrest pitched 2 1/3 inning, striking out one batter and giving up three hits and a run. Martin gave up eight hits and six runs in 1 2/3 innings. Osceola 102 150 1 - 10 Amery 002 000 1 - 3

said. “He gets to the net and hits many winners.” “Luke Julson is like hitting against a wall,” she added. “He is

his athletic abilities to run down and return every ball.” The Warriors also won the top 2 doubles matches with Ethan Mork and Kenny Lepak topping Alek Gerrits and Jack Kaiser, 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 1 spot with strong serves and volleys. Irving Sanchez and Simon Panek showed improved focus and strategy on the way to winning the No. 2 doubles match, 6-3, 6-3, over Carter VanSomeren and Tyler Bennett. The win marked Sanchez and Panek’s fourth consecutiv e victory. “The team is playing really great tennis right now,” said Coach Julson.

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Rivard earns 3 RBI in 5-2 win over Tigers BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s softball team earned a 5-2 home victory over New Richmond on May 6 with the help of a home run by Autumn Rivard. Rivard finished the game with three RBI and pitched 4 1/3 innings. On the mound, she struck out one batter and gave up two hits and four walks. Madelyn Granica pitched 2 2/3 inning, striking out two batters and allowing two earned runs. Granica also hit 2-for-4 and scored one run. Drew Granica was 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and one run. Also earning hits for the Warriors (11-3-1) were Ally Dahlberg and Mariah Waalen. Ella Schmidt and Waalen each scored one run. New Richmond has a 6-13 overall record and sits sixth in the Middle Border Conference while Amery is in the No. 3 spot in the MBC standings.

Griffin, Peterson Tennis ends regular season with win tie for fourth at Pheasant Hills at Baldwin-Woodville BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s tennis team wrapped up the regular season with a 5-2 win over Baldwin-Woodville on May 9, earning three singles victories and two doubles wins despite missing two starters. Playing without Daniel Marquand and Jacob Oman, the Warriors shifted their lineup a bit. Noah Rademaker defeated Zach Nilssen in the No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-1, and Luke Julson took the No. 2 singles win, 6-2, 6-2, against Dawson Lee. “Noah Rademaker doesn’t waste any time,” Coach Tanya Julson

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very consistent and gets every ball back.” Joseph Wentz claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win over Michael Oldenburg at No. 4 singles in just his second singles match of the season. Coach Julson says Wentz “uses

Turtle Lake/Clayton girls fifth in Webster BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Turtle Lake/Clayton’s girls track and field team earned fifth place of nine teams competing at the Webster Invitational on May 2. Leading TL/C was the 4x400-meter relay team of Tierra Vance, MaraJade Stoll, Victory Jansen  and Alison Johnson who won in a time of 5:09.14. Alexandra Simeon added a second place effort in the 400-meter dash (1:04.08), third place finish in the 200-meter dash (28.24 seconds), fourth place time of 13.74 seconds in the 100-meter dash and wrapped up the high jump in fifth place (4-06). Alison Johnson claimed third place in the 800-meter run (2:40.03) as Kirsten Keppen did the same in the 100-meter hurdles (18.60

seconds). Johnson was fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 26-01 as was Falecia Monio in the discus throw (89-04). Claiming sixth place in the 4x100 (58.81 seconds) were Destiny Greeley, Anna Jenkinson, Kaylynn Jobe and Keppen. Abigail Monforton finished eighth in the 3,200-meter run (17:32.55).

Boys On the boys’ side, Thomas Hoffman claimed second place in the 400-meter dash (53.59 seconds) and 800-meter run (2:11.49) and fourth place in the 200-meter dash (24.81 seconds). Brock Johnson placed fifth in the 300 hurdles (47.88 seconds) and eighth in the discus throw (9805). The 4x200-meter relay team of Shane Bittorf, Nathan Deroux,

Dustin Vanda and Colton Zacharias also recorded a fifth place time of 1:46.99. Braedon Dohm was sixth in the triple jump (35-04). Dustin Vanda was seventh in the 110 hurdles (22.79 seconds). And Brett Juleff claimed eighth place in the shot put (37-06.75).

Team Scores Girls St. Croix Falls 167, Shell Lake 117.5, Webster 109.5, Prairie Farm 84.5, Turtle Lake/Clayton 61, Unity 42, Frederic/Luck 41, Clear Lake 35.5, Valley Christian 1

Boys

St. Croix Falls 155, Unity 126.5, Clear Lake 107, Webster 101, Shell Lake 54.5, Frederic/Luck 49, Valley Christian 36, Turtle Lake/ Clayton 35, Prairie Farm 12

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Pheasant Hills’ Back 9 was good to the Amery golf team on May 10 as it placed second in the Middle Border Conference’s final match of the regular season - hosted by St. Croix Central. The Warriors shot a combined team score of 167, tying them with season-long MBC leader New Richmond. Parker Griffin and Tyler Peterson both shot a 40 and earned a share of 4th place with SCC’s Matt Mueller while three golfers tied for the first with a score of 37. Noah Ward snagged a share of 10th place with a 43 and Jackson Henningsgard finished just out of the points at 44 strokes. Fletcher Kjeseth finished in 48 strokes. The match rounded up the regular season, moving Amery up to fourth place in the MBC standings heading into the conference championships. Individually, Tyler Peterson sits in eighth place while Parker Griffin occupies the No. 10 spot.

Team Scores St. Croix Central 160, Amery 167, New Richmond 167, Osceola 172, Baldwin-Woodville 177, Somerset 187, Prescott 199, Ellsworth 219

Amery wins Clear Lake JV tournament BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Clear Lake hosted a junior varsity softball tournament on May 4 and was handed losses by St. Croix Falls and tournament champion Amery. Amery defeated Clear Lake 11-8 in the first game, answering a 4-run first inning by Clear Lake with a 7-run second inning. Amery secured the championship by following with a victory over St. Croix Falls in the second game. Then St. Croix Falls won a back-and-forth battle with Clear Lake by scoring the winning run in the final inning to make the score 8-7.


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AMERY AREA COMMUNITY CENTER ATTENTION MEMBERS!!! Do you volunteer around our community? Did you know that by telling us your volunteer hours it helps gain grant dollars by showing how active our members are? Please email Jen at aaccjen@outlook.com or call 715-268-6605 with your hours each month, thank you! • Circuit Breaker Members, every month you pay your $10 you will get a punch on our new card and after you have paid for 5 months you get 1 month FREE! That means you will receive 2 FREE months per year! This is our way of saying your health is important to us! • Was it your goal to learn something new in 2019? We have the thing for you! MAH-JONG. We have a wonderful group of ladies that play every Friday that are looking for some more people to play! They will teach as you play! Stop in and check it out on Friday at 9:00am! • Like us on Facebook! Share our postings the more people that know what activities we have happening the better! Search Amery Area Community/Senior Center • Need a place to rent? Consider the Amery Area Community Center for that birthday, party, wedding, or anniversary celebration? We will also work with profit and nonprofit organizations to help with the perfect meeting place. • Want to get a complete workout in just 30 minutes? Do you enjoy walking on a treadmill? Get all of that for just $10/month if you are a member of the Amery Area Community Center. Our hours are 7am-4:30pm M-Th & 7am-3pm on Fridays. There are no contracts to lock into and no hidden fees. Come down and check us out! • We always have people asking if there is anything we need here at the Center. We can always use things like stamps, cards, toilet paper, cleaning supplies & baking supplies. We also take rummage sale items all year long. • Tuesday May 7th Pool winners were Mary Fisher in first, Jerry Fisher placed second, Gene Pribnow took third, Wendell Anderson placed fourth and Dean Elken with the consolation prize. • Tuesday May 7th Wii Bowling winners are Mary Fisher in first, Carl Johnson in second and Jerry Fisher took third. • Wednesday May 8th Bridge winners are Pat Carlson in first, and Sydney Peterson took second. • Thursday May 9th Pool winners are Gary Snelling placed first, Carl Johnson took second, Les Peterson placed third, Al Frank placed fourth, Jean Frank with the consolation prize. Congratulations to all! Amanda Fisk, Director Jen Tyman, Assistant Director

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Clear Lake FCCLA qualiďŹ es for Nationals Clear Lake FCCLA is proud to announce that they are NATIONAL Qualifiers!!! FCCLA stands for Family Career and Community Leaders of America, where students focus on Family and Consumer Science related topics to showcase their talents while helping their community. This year Abby Warner, Brittany Avery and Taylor Atkins have qualified with top scores at the FCCLA State

Leadership Conference (held in the Wisconsin Dells). They are now eligible to participate at the national level for the STAR event competition. The group advertised FCCLA while promoting and publicizing the Clear Lake Chapter. Some examples of their work include; a hot chocolate & mini muffin breakfast buffet for the student body, help with chapter fundraising, member locker tags for holidays and spe-

cial events, as well as numerous posters. This is the second time this group has competed in STAR events together and the first time they have qualified for Nationals. The FCCLA National Leadership Conference will be held in Anaheim, California June 30 -July 4. Clear Lake FCCLA is run by adviser Mrs. Erika Hunter.

Polk County Wisconsin Genealogical Society will meet Monday, May 22nd The PCWGS will meet on Monday May 22nd for a visit to the Family Research Center in Barron Wisconsin. We will meet at the northeast side of the Menard's parking lot in St. Croix Falls at 8:45 am and carpool together to the Center in Barron to meet with the assistants at 10:00 am. You can bring

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AMERY SCHOOLS Wednesday, May 15– K-5 Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Egg Bake, Cinnamon Crisps, Yogurt Parfait, Cereal, Grahams, Fruit Choices. 6-12 Breakfast: Early Riser, Cinnamon Crisps, Yogurt Parfait, Cereal, Grahams, Cheerio Bar-HS Only, String Cheese, Fruit Choices. Elementary School Lunch: Sloppy Joe, Veggie Feature!, Glazed Rainbow Carrots, Baked Chips, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Fruit Choices, Bologna Sandwich. Intermediate School Lunch: Sloppy Joe, New! Aloha Chicken Sandwich, Veggie Feature!, Glazed Rainbow Carrots, Baked Chips, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Tuna Sandwich, Chef Salad. Middle School Lunch: Sloppy Joe, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Veggie Feature!, Glazed Rainbow Carrots, Baked Chips, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Cold Cut Deli Sandwich. High School Lunch: Sloppy Joe, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Baked Chips, Veggie Feature!, Glazed Rainbow Carrots, Pineapple Chunks, Garden Bar, Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich, Yogurt Lunch, New! Chicken Fajita Salad.

Thursday, May 16– K-5 Breakfast: Bacon Egg Scramble, Assorted Bread, Cereal, String Cheese, Fruit Choices. 6-12 Breakfast: Bacon Egg Scramble, Assorted Bread, Cereal, Cheerio Bar-HS Only, String Cheese, Fruit Choices. Elementary School Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese, Garlic Breadstick, Green Beans, Garden Bar, Fruit Choices, Yogurt Lunch. Intermediate School Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Alfredo, Garlic Breadstick, Steamed Broccoli, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Yogurt Lunch, Chef Salad. Middle School Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Garlic Breadstick, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Yogurt Lunch. High School Lunch: Build Your Own Pasta Bar, Italian Diced Chicken, Meatballs, Italian Cheese Sauce, Marinara

Sauce, Garlic Breadstick, Steamed Broccoli, Peaches, Garden Bar, Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich, Yogurt Lunch, New! Chicken Fajita Salad.

Friday, May 17– K-5 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Warrior Sandwich, Cereal, Grahams, Fruit Choices. 6-12 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Warrior Sandwich, Cereal, Cheerio Bar-HS Only, Grahams, Fruit Choices. Elementary School Lunch: Baked Chicken Drummy, Cornbread, Baked Beans, Garden Bar, Fruit Choices, Bologna Sandwich, Puddding. Intermediate School Lunch: Baked Chicken Drummy, Dinner Roll, Hot Italian Sub, Baked Beans, Garden Bar, Fruit Choices, Pudding, Tuna Sandwich, Chef Salad. Middle School Lunch: Baked Chicken Drummy, Dinner Roll, Hot Italian Sub, Baked Beans, Garden Bar, Cold Cut Deli Sandwich, Pudding. High School Lunch: Annual School Cookout, Warrior Burger, Beef Hot Dog on a Bun, Baked Chips, Baked Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Watermelon, Garden Bar, Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich, Yogurt Lunch, New! Chicken Fajita Salad.

Monday, May 20– K-5 Breakfast: Yogurt, Muffin, Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Grahams, Fruit Choices. 6-12 Breakfast: Yogurt, Muffin, Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Cheerio Bar-HS Only, Grahams, Fruit Choices. Elementary School Lunch: Warrior Burger, Sidewinders, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Turkey Sandwich with Cheese. Intermediate School Lunch: Warrior Burger, Beef Hot Dog on a Bun, Sidewinders, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Turkey Sandwich with Cheese, Chef Salad. Middle School Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Brown Rice, BBQ Pork Sandwich, Roasted Brussels Sprout, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Turkey Sandwich with Cheese. High School Lunch: Baked Chicken Drummy, Dinner Roll, Hot Italian Sub, Pasta Salad, Mixed Fruit, Garden Bar,

Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich, Yogurt Lunch, Chef Salad, Pudding.

Tuesday, May 21– K-5 Breakfast: Mini Donuts & Hard Boiled Egg, Lumberjack, Cereal, String Cheese, Fruit Choices. 6-12 Breakfast: Mini Donuts & Hard Boiled Egg, Lumberjack, Cereal, Cheerio Bar-HS Only, String Cheese, Fruit Choices. Elementary School Lunch: Softshell Pork Taco, Fiesta Beans, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Yogurt Lunch. Intermediate School Lunch: Softshell Pork Taco, Chicken Quesadilla, Homemade Chicken Q’dilla, Fiesta Beans, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Yogurt Lunch, Chef Salad. Middle School Lunch: Softshell Pork Tacos, Chicken Quesadilla, Fiesta Beans, Fruit Choices, Garden Bar, Yogurt Lunch. High School Lunch: Softshell Pork Tacos, Chicken Quesadilla, Fiesta Beans, Pear Slices, Garden Bar, Mini Ice Cream Sandwich, Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich, Yogurt Lunch, Chef Salad.

CLEAR LAKE SCHOOLS Wednesday, May 15– Elementary breakfast: Breakfast Cereal or French Toast Sticks, Cheese Omelet, Fruit Juice, Fruit, Milk Choice. Elementary lunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustable, Tomato Soup, Crackers, Vegetables with Dip, Strawberries, Frozen Yogurt, Milk. High school breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Stick, Pop Tart, Cereal Bar, Muffin, Ham & Cheese Sandwich*. High school lunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustable or Oriental Chicken Salad, Tomato Soup, Crackers, Vegetables/Dip, Craisins, Mandarin Oranges, Milk.

Thursday, May 16– Elementary breakfast: Breakfast Cereal or Little John Donut, Yogurt or Yogurt Parfait, Fruit Juice, Fruit, Milk Choice. Elementary lunch: Barbeque Riblet or Chicken Patty on a Bun, Potato Smiles or Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Peaches, Graduation Cake, Milk.

High school breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Omelet, Muffin, French Toast Sticks, Oatmeal Bar, Nutri Grain Bar. High school lunch: Barbeque Riblet or Chicken Patty on a Bun, French Fries, Green Beans, Blueberries, Graduation Cake, Grapes, Milk.

Friday, May 17– Elementary breakfast: Breakfast Cereal & Nutri Grain Bar or Ham & Cheese Bagel, Fruit, Fruit Juice, Milk Choice. Elementary lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Cheese Ravioli and Breadstick, Garden Salad Bar, Sliced Apples, Cranberries, Milk Choice. High school breakfast: Cereal, Yogurt, “Gripz” Graham Crackers, Donut Holes, Cereal Bar, Sausage Links. High school lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Cheese Ravioli and Breadstick, Steamed Corn, Garden Salad Bar, Applesauce, Sliced Pears, Milk Choice.

Monday, May 20– Elementary breakfast: Breakfast Cereal or Donut Holes, Sausage Links, Fruit Juice, Fruit, Milk Choice. Elementary lunch: Mini Corn Dogs or Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Wedges, Steamed Broccoli, Cheese Sauce, Fresh Fruit, Milk. High school breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal Bar, Sausage Links, Nutri Grain Bar, Chocolate Chip “UBR”, Cereal Bar, Cheese Stick. High school lunch: “Brunch Lunch”, Cheese Omelet, Donut, Sausage Links, Juice, Hash Browns, Salsa, Orange Wedges, Milk, (Grilled Chicken Salad Option).

Tuesday, May 21– Elementary breakfast: Breakfast Cereal and Graham Crackers or Pancake Sausage Stick with Syrup, Fruit Juice, Fruit, Milk Choice. Elementary lunch: Warrior Burger or Fish Sticks, French Fries, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Milk Choice. High school breakfast: Cereal, Yogurt, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin, Little John Donut, Scooby Bone Crackers. High school lunch: Warrior Burger or Pulled Pork Sandwich, French Fries, Baked Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Sliced Pears, Milk Choice.

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AMERY COMMUNITY EDUCATION The catalog is available at the Amery and Deer Park public libraries and all 4 schools. Pre-register for all classes through Amery Community Ed online at www. amerysd.k12.wi.us or by calling 715-268-9771 x220 unless the class description indicates otherwise. Quilter's Bus Tour to the 2019 Annual MQ Quilt Show & Conference: Join us for a 2-day adventure to the 41st Annual MQ Quilt Show in Rochester with fun stops along the way. June 14-15, only $155 per person includes: full-time host Twila (quilting enthusiast!); motor coach with WIFI, DVD player and restrooms; dinner at the Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery; snacks on the bus; continental breakfast; double occupancy accommodations for 1 night; the MN Quilters Annual Quilt Show; visits to Pine Needles Quilt & Sew and Eagle Creek Quilt Shop; door prizes, treats & quilting fun! For details & registration, visit Amery Community Ed online or call 715-268-9771 x220.

Learn to Golf! Adult course. After just 6 hours you’ll have the tools necessary to step onto the course and play with confidence. Class is designed to help novices get over their fear and get on the course in a low-pressure environment. We will cover rules, etiquette, and swing fundamentals and have clubs available if you don’t have your own. For men, women or youth ages 14+. Under age 14 welcome with a registered parent/guardian. Four Tuesdays in June from 5-6:30 p. Fee $44 includes one 9-hole weekday pass to the Amery Golf Club. Pre-register with Community Ed. Supply fee: $6 to pay at first class. SUMMER FOR YOUTH in Amery. Complete details available through Community Ed. Hunter Education – Three classes available: June 17-21 from 8:30-11:30 am; June 17-21 from 12:30-3:30 pm; June 24-28 from 8:30-11:30 am. $10, pre-register through Community Ed. Junior Golf for boys & girls completing grades K-9 – Lessons and course time on Mondays in June & July and Jr. Tournament August 4. $40, pre-register through Community Ed.

$35, pre-register through Community Ed. Tennis League for High School boys & girls – Tuesdays, June 11-July 9 from 6-7 p. $15, pre-register through Community Ed. Tennis League for Youth completing grades 5-8 – Mondays, June 10-July 8 from 6-7 pm. $30, pre-register through Community Ed. Softball Skills & Drills Camp for girls completing grades 4-8. June 17-20 from 1-4 pm. $55, pre-register through Community Ed. Basketball Skills & Drills Camp for boys & girls completing grades 3-8. July 15-18. Girls 8:30-11:30 am. Boys 1:30-4:30 pm. $75, pre-register through Community Ed. Volleyball 1on1 Camp at AHS for girls completing grades 5-11. Completing grades 8-11 on July 8, 9 & 10 from 8 a - 6 p; $180 for Amery players or $220 for nonAmery. Completing grades 5-7 on July 8 & 10 from 6:30-8 pm; $25. Register online https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/ameryvolleyball. Do not register through Community Ed.

Tennis Clinic for boys & girls completing grades 5-11. June 10-14. Boys 8:30-10 am. Girls 10-11:30 am.

GARDEN VARIETY

What’s All the Buzz About? BY JULIE KUEHL

When it comes to bees what’s all the buzz about? So there are less bees around, that means I won’t get stungGarden right? Wrong. Variety Fewer bees Julie Kuehl, means less pollinaPolk County tors. Less Master Gardener pollinators means our food source could be in jeopardy. We often hear about the Eco Chain and how important it is to survival. The pollinators are small but a very vital part of that chain. So what can you do? Simple. Keep their food source as pesticide free as possible. One of the questions I received was from a gentleman who wanted to know how to

start a pollinator garden. So here goes. Start with a sunny location (6 hours a day) and then fill it with all kinds of bright, pollinator friendly plants and a water source for those pollinators. Bees don’t care about the size of your garden. They will find it whether it is a patio container or an acre of lush flowers. Whether you do perennials (come back every year) or annuals (plant each year) it is your choice, they pollinators won’t care. Preferred flowers for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies are reds and blues, but pollinators will love any bright colors with flowers. You should also provide a water source for the pollinators, just like when we eat a meal we need something to drink, so do pollinators. It can be a shallow plate or a bird bath with rocks they can land on. Keep the water fresh. The big question seems to be what plants will attract pollinators –anything in

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the daisy or mint family, salvias, marigolds, petunias, begonias, lobelia, alyssum, ageratum, celosia, Mexican heather, verbena, zinnias, purple coneflowers, nepeta, roses, Penstemon, impatiens (for a shadier area), lavenders, lilies, and irises. When you go to your local nursery, check your plant stakes for good pollinators. A reminder some of the big killers of pollinators are pesticides and habitat loss. We all need to do our part to prevent further loss of these beautiful and helpful creatures, If you have a question or a topic let me know at gardenvarietycolumn@gmail.com Don’t forget the Polk County Master Garden’s Annual Plant Sale at Soo Line Park on June 3 starting at noon. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month (check Events in paper for speaker) at Justice Center in Balsam Lake. Until next time, keep playing in the dirt.

Local students receive writing contest awards Winners of the General Federation of Women's Clubs Wisconsin Students Writing contest include Megan Novak with her short story "Coffee at Hazel's House" and Sophia Whitley with her poem "Where Shall I Take You." Both pieces have been submitted to the national level of the contest. Thanks to the Amery Woman's Club for supporting the students and the contest!

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Shriners share their mission with American Legion BY MILT HELMER

The Shriners of the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club were special guests at the regular meeting of Fletcher Pechacek American Legion Post on Wednesday May 8th at the Legion club in River Falls. After introductions the Legion members received a video presentation outlining what the Shrine does at the Shriners Healthcare for Children® in the Twin Cities. The video and a short introduction was given by Past Potentate Larry Riemenschneider of Amery. In his remarks Noble Riemenschneider explained the annual events carried out by the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club that help support Shriners Healthcare for Children®. Bob Hering, who is a member of the board of governors at Shriners, explained in depth the work done by Shriners in the Twin Cities. Since 1923, Shriners has provided specialty medical care to children with orthopaedic conditions. In late 2018 thet went from Shriners Hospital for Children to Shriners Healthcare for Children, changing from a hospital to an outpatient clinic. “The new clinic model incorporates physicians visits, radiology, orthotics, prosthetics, rehabilitation along with telehealth and offsite clinic operations.” Shriners surgeons now perform the majority of procedures at the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in the Twin Cities. “With these changes, they are committed to their mission” said Hering, adding “We want to ensure the patients to become as healthy, active and independent as possible, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.” Just some of the numbers from last

year at the SHC – TC are: • 2,978 - unique patients of which 1,015 were new patients • 462 - surgeries • 2,796 - orthoses and prosthesis were made • 35 – outreach screening clinics • 22 – specialty camps and events The Shriners Healthcare for Children Twin Cities handles Orthopaedic Treatment Specialities but not limited to• Arthrogryposis - stiff joints • Cerebral palsy • Club foot • Hip disorder • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis • Limb deficiencies and deformities • Osteogenesis Imperfecta – brittle bones • Rickets • Specialized plastic surgery/ scar revisions • Spina bifida/ myelodysplasia • Spine deformities - scoliosis • Sports injuries – stable fractures In 2019 they are working to develop and expand a network of outreach sites. Shriners is seeking to introduce telehealth services and an outreach model that offers more frequent clinic but also smaller clinics in remote areas. The whole intent is to promote more points of access with greater frequency. This model will replace the larger annual or biannual patients visits in the past. They will create more access to service for kids and minimize the cost of transportation while developing high – quality and specialty services. Shriners will continue to provide the special, wrap around care that is a hallmark of Shriners service. Following the brief presentation, the American Legion club in River Falls presented a check for $400 to the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club President Roger Keller of New Richmond.

ARNELL MEMORIAL HUMANE SOCIETY As many pets do, Ansel came to the Arnell shelter when a family member received an “Allergic to Cats” diagnosis. This beautiful Russian Blue Grey gentleman is an amazing cat. He is easy going, affectionate, lazy, playful and friendly to everyone – dogs, cats and children. In his previous home he played tag with a large household dog, shared the litter box successfully with two other cats and enjoyed lap time with young children. He really does enjoy a good cuddle. Ansel is a big boy at 15 pounds; he is declawed and neutered. He needs to remain on a Urinary Care kibble diet that can be purchased at any pet store (as is recommended for all male cats). Our handsome Ansel is the perfect cat for nearly any household. The UW Wanderoos Meat Raffle was an astounding success, setting a new record for funds raised at $1,200. It was a fun time as always. The bar was filled with happy faces, meeting up with friends and donating chances to win steak or bacon. Thank you to everyone who joined us in Wanderoos and helped to set a new record in Arnell meat raffle history. Our annual Shelter Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 22. That means we are now officially welcoming and accepting donations to sell at the sale. It’s easy to let things pile up and stay put, when you no longer need it or use it. Dust it off, box it up, give yourself some breathing room. Put those things to good use at our sale. It feels so good to make a dent in a clutter purge for a good cause. Our sale takes everything but clothing and old TVs/Technology. Tax-deductible donations are gladly accepted during business hours: Mon – Fri, 12 – 5 pm and Sat, 12 – 4 pm. Arrangements can be made to deliver after those hours, if needed. Call before you arrive with large items. Our storage space is limited and if possible, we would like those items to be donated close to the sale date. Call with questions: 715 268-7387. It was a busy week of adoptions: four kittens, three cats, Kurt (our featured Pointer mix from last week) and a puppy. Most notable was the adoption of Mitted Brown Tabby, Penny. She had been waiting for a home since

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February 16th, three months. In the end, the perfect placement was found. A recently single Grandpa came to the shelter with his granddaughter. Grandpa was lonely and missed having cat companionship in the house. Penny was more than happy to comply. Happy tears were shed. Our adoptable cat room remains full of great, one of a kind felines. Take your pick of Active, Quiet, Gorgeous, Short Hair, Cuddly, Independent or Mouse Manager. There is a cat to fit your life style and home. They don’t take up much room and offer a lifetime of love. If a dog is your desire, check out our adoptable dogs. Rocky is a Springer Spaniel Mix, white and black. He is very handsome and animated. Kermit is a tail wagging American Bulldog with enthusiasm. Sterling has a tan wiry coat, worn in a haphazard Terrier way. He is medium size with random arching eyebrows. He is too cute. Max is a Senior Beagle who still enjoys a scent to follow and a treat at the end of the day. Ms. Luna is a three month old Basset-Beagle-Pit Mix. She is calm and loving. She is also cunning, cute and happy to be a part of the fun. Visit all of our adoptable pets at our website: ARNELLHUMANE. ORG

24th Annual AMERY TRAIL DAYS

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Chamber Choir State participant, Asa Hoyer.

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Middle School State participants, Emily Olson and Sophia Danielson.

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Concert Choir and Band State participants.

Amery Students at State Music Festival On Saturday May 4, Amery high school and middle school students traveled to Eau Claire to participate in the state music festival. It was a beautiful day at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus to enjoy music and sunshine. All the students had excellent performances and proudly

represented Amery School District. Congratulations to all the students on their performances. (*denotes middle school students) First Rating: Vocal Solo – Sophia Danielson*, Zach de la Cruz, Asa Hoyer, Canyon Schwartz, Grace Springett,

Ella Williamson Music Theater – Ella Williamson Guitar Solo – Sammy Otto Guys Ensemble – Jack Alton, Zach de la Cruz, Erasmus Espinosa, Brett Forrest, Marty Hellie, Matt Knutson, Kenny Lepak, Bauer Panek, Irving Sanchez, Canyon Schwartz,

Zach Sobczak, Dylan Thomsen, Keaton Tollakson, Gus Wentz Girls Ensemble – Sydney Bosley, Hannah Elmer, Sarah Garves, Jenna Hendrickson, Kelsey Oman, Megan Osero, Allison Stauner, Hannah VanSomeren, Ella Williamson Second Rating: Vocal Solo – Ashlyn Rens,

Megan Robertson, Gus Wentz Music Theater – Sophia Danielson*, Megan Robertson, Gus Wentz Instrumental Solo – Jabin Friberg, Josie Krueger Vocal Duet – Sophia Danielson and Emily Oman* Third Rating: Vocal Solo – Matthew Setzer

Golden Age Manor honors volunteers We recently had a banquet to honor our volunteers for the past year and honored Don Hanson as our volunteer of the year. Don has been coming to GAM

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22 Polk County Lakes Participate in Drain Campaign to stop invasive species and protect Wisconsin’s water POLK COUNTY – Anglers will be reminded to drain livewells, bait buckets, motors and bilges before leaving a boat launch or fishing access during the statewide Drain Campaign on May 31-June 2, 2019. Water left in the boat and other equipment can transport fish diseases and aquatic invasive species between lakes, rivers and streams. For the second year, it's easier than ever to bring the message to new fishermen of all ages as the Drain Campaign coincides with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Free Fishing Weekend, June 1-2. Clean Boats, Clean Waters boat inspectors made up of volunteers, regional aquatic invasive species partners and WDNR staff will talk with anglers and boaters at launches around the state. At many lakes and river accesses, they will also hand out free icepacks and other Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!

items while they remind people that icing is the best way to keep fish fresh. Polk County lakes participating in the Drain Campaign include: North Twin, South Twin, Pike, Cedar, Ward, Deer, Big Round, Balsam, the Apple River Flowage, Bone, Wapogasset, Bear Trap, Pipe, North Pipe, Long, Long Trade, Horseshoe, Half Moon, Big Blake, and Church Pine, Round, and Big. “Ice is a great alternative to keep your fish fresh on the ride home,” says Bob Wakeman, the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, adding that ice is already preferred by many anglers, since it stops bacterial growth and helps to protect the flavor of your catch. “Anglers are passionate about protecting their lakes and know the right thing to do is to remove all plants and animals and drain water from their boats. That

includes draining from livewells and buckets which helps keep microscopic invasive species and diseases from moving between lakes and rivers.” Fishermen are the best messengers to spread the word to other anglers by modeling prevention steps to those new to the sport as well as to others who don’t know the law and reasons behind it. Those who use social media can also spread the word about the importance of draining livewells and other equipment by posting photos and messages using #JustDrainIt. The following steps are required by law to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species: • INSPECT boats, trailers and equipment for attached aquatic plants or animals. • REMOVE all attached aquatic plants and animals. • DRAIN all water from boats, ve-

hicles, and equipment, including livewells and buckets containing fish. • NEVER MOVE plants or live fish away from a waterbody. • DISPOSE of unwanted bait in the trash • BUY minnows from a Wisconsin bait dealer. • Only use leftover minnows when either 1) fishing with them on the same body of water or 2) on other waters if no lake/river water or other fish have been added to the container. To learn more about invasive species and their impacts to Wisconsin’s waters and economy, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/ lakes/invasives.

Media Release - Summer Food Service Program Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School District of Amery announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under. Persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well. The following locations will be serving the free meals this summer, Monday through Friday: Amery Middle School June 10-28, Breakfast: 7:50am- 8:20am, 501 Minneapolis Ave S, Lunch: 11:00am- 11:50am, Amery WI 54001 Lien Elementary School June 10-28, Breakfast: 7:50am- 8:45am, 469 Minneapolis Ave S, July 8-31 (closed 7/1-5), Lunch: 11:00am12:30pm, Amery WI 54001, August 1-9 MONDAY’S ONLY Amery Public Library, June 10-August 1, Lunch: 11:00am- 12:00pm, 225 Scholl St MONDAY’S ONLY Amery WI 54001, Closed July 1

Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. “The summer food service program allows us to fill the summer gap and continue to provide meals to our community’s youth. Our goal is to offer healthy meals along with nutrition education to our children all year long, not just during the school year,” said Stacy Nelson, Registered Dietitian and Director of School Nutrition at the district. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of the program. I encourage families to come check it out. Nothing beats a FREE meal!” Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative

2019 Amery Fall Festival

(Thrift sale will open Friday at 4) Featuring:

BUTTON DESIGN CONTEST OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

$50.00 prize for the winning design Theme: Celebrating 70 Years Size: Button must be sized to a 5” circle Media: Open, examples, graphic design, photography, drawing, painting, etc. If a photo is utilized, it must be taken by the entry of a local spot. Quality: (applies only to digital) - must be resolution of at least 300dpi a/k/a pixels per inch DO NOT include text on the design; we will add Fall Festival 2019 Send all designs to: Amery Fall Festival, PO Box 1, Amery, WI 54001 Please include your name and contact information. Deadline: Designs need be submitted by May 20, 2019. Any questions, please contact April Ziemer at 715-268-8101 or 651-235-0515.

Come Join Us At Skonewood Christian Retreat May 18, 2019 The fun starts at noon Glory Train - Highview Bluegrass Sons of the St. Croix & Everett “Howie” Atheron as Elvis We will be serving food all afternoon, Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Thrift Sale and much more. This is fun for the entire family. Bring your lawn chairs as all events will be held outdoors. Donations exceeding those necessary to repair the chapel will go towards building repairs. 2104 260th Ave Cushing WI 54003 Phone: 715-648-5446 VNRQHZRRG#JPDLOFRP‡ZZZ6NRQHZRRGFRP

We’re raising money to do repairs on our Little Chapel. This event is a free will donation.

means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www. ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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AMERY AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer Reading Is Coming! Registration for this summer's reading program, A Universe of Stories, begins Monday, June 10. Read or listen to books this summer and track your time to earn prizes and a free book! Family Performance Series: Get ready for some fun and exciting family shows this summer! The library will be hosting lots of great performers: Wildlife Science Center, Rocket Into Reading (The Magic of Isaiah), The LEGO Guy, ScienceTellers, PowerUp, Launch & Light, and COMPAS Teaching Artist Afoutayi. Check our website or program guide for more information. Some performances require registration. Check our program guide or website for more information, including dates, times, location, and registration info. Pipsqueak Plutos Storytime: Babies & Toddlers (Mondays 10:30). Starting June 10. Stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs for babies & toddlers. Weather permitting, storytime will be outside on the grassy area behind the library. In inclement weather, we'll be in the storytime room. Summer Feeding Program: Kids & Teens (Mondays). Enjoy a free picnic lunch at the library! More details coming soon! This program is made possible by the Amery School District. Yoga for Kids: All ages (Wednesdays 9:30). Starting June 19. Stretch your muscles and calm your mind with yoga for ids. Yoga mats provided by the library for use during the program. Mini Martians Storytime: Ages 3-6 (Wednesdays 10:30). Starting June 12. Let your imagination soar with stories, rhymes, songs, and a fun, space-themed craft. Big Dipper Game Day: Board Games: All ages (Thursday, June 13, 10 am). A variety of board games will be available for you to play. We'll have board games for toddlers up through teens. Space Bingo: All ages (Some Fridays 10 am). Try your luck at Space Bingo for your chance to win prizes. Check program guide or website for dates. Teen Movies & Pizza:

Teens Grades 6-12 (Some Fridays 3 pm). Hang out, eat pizza, and watch a movie! Check our program guide or website for dates & movie info. Registration required. Register on our website amerylibrary.org/teens. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Baby Book Bees These ongoing early literacy initiatives encourage families to establish a strong foundation of reading in young children. Visit the library to sign up for the program that is right for your child. Dementia Live: Tuesday, May 14th, 3-6 PM at the Amery Area Public Library. Dementia Live offers a unique inside-out understanding of dementia and aging. Participants will gain a heightened awareness of the challenges faced by those who live with dementia. Learn tips and tools to improve communications and care. Please allow 30 minutes for this engaging and remarkable experience. This opportunity is FREE, please call Carrie Myers of the ADRC at 877485-2372 to schedule your 20-minute session. Third Thursday: Kindness Rocks Thursday, May 16th, 5:30 PM-7 PM at the Amery Area Public Library. This month we're paining Kindness Rocks! We'll decorate and paint rocks with uplifting, encouraging, and fun messages, and then place them all over Amery. Spread kindness and joy! Want to learn more? Visit thekindnessrocksproject.com Books & Brews: Thursday, June 6th, 6 PM at Amery Ale Works: Join us for a great book discussion! This month we're reading Visiting Tom by Michael Perry. Copies available at the library. Author Visit: Micheal Tideman: Friday, June 7th, 3-5 PM at the Amery Area Public Library. Join us as author Micheal Tideman discusses his book, Letters From Elk City. The novel is a historical romance based on the Oregon Coast and in the American South. Summer Learning Program for Adults: Registration for the Adult Summer Reading Program opens on June 10th! Sign up at the Circulation Desk or on our website, and enter to win prizes all summer long. All entries are eligible for a Grand Prize.

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The Amery Area Public Library is also hosting three stellar programs related to this year's theme: A Universe of Stories! All are FREE EVENTS with NO REGISTRATION required. Tuesday, June 18th @ 5:30 PM: Chad Lewis: UFO Wisconsin. Each year hundreds of people witness something in the sky they can't explain. This program looks at some of the most amazing UFO encounters WI has to offer. Wednesday, July 31st @ 5:30 PM: The Man Who Painted the Universe. Follow the story of Frank A. Kovac, Jr. from his childhood fascination with stargazing to repeated attempts to build his own planetarium in the North Woods of Wisconsin. Thursday, August 8th @ 5:30 PM, Women Who Stargaze: Be inspired by the women who persisted as astronomers and how they shaped our view of the Cosmos. Book discussion group The Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group meets on the third Monday of the month at 1:30 PM. The title for May is Bear Town by Fredrik Backman. Book sales The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday, May 30th from 4:00-7:00 PM. “Friends of the Library” may shop early (from 3-4). The Book Sale will also be held Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Friends The Friends of the Amery Area Public Library Foundation meets on the third Monday of the month at 4:30 PM. Meetings are open to all members and to the public. E-books, e-audiobooks and digital magazines Your MORE library card gives you access to the Overdrive collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, and streaming videos; the Freading collection of e-books; and the Flipster downloadable magazine collection.

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Remember to attend the second annual Amery Middle School Genius Hour Friday, May 17, 2019 9:00 -10:40 a.m. Mom Helen She didn’t change our diapers Or feed us baby food, Or sign on our report cards That said if we were good. She didn’t patch our skinned knees Or send us off to proms. She came to our life later Than you might think of moms. She’d been busy teaching young folks Of the many skills she had. Then she came into our family And made a home for Dad. She was grandma to our babies, A helpmeet on the farm, Working side-by-side with Dad And keeping home fires warm.. Bustling around at Christmas, She set spreads fit for kings, After she’d helped milk and feed And other farm chore things. How our many children Enjoyed her cordial ways, Good-natured, down-to-earth, She rates our well-earned praise.

Hours Library hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Now, her journey’s changed, With the Father high above. She’s given of her best while here. We say goodbye with love. Copyright December 9, 2010 Carol Morfitt

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GARAGE SALE Thursday, May 16th 5pm-7pm Friday, May 17th 10am-5pm Saturday, May 18th 9am-12pm

Household décor, picture frames, kitchen items, Insta Pot, loveseat, furniture, phone cases, wireless headphones, rugs, seasonal décor, wsh tank, women's size 16 and XL, men's size large, teen girl size 14/16 and women small, boy size 10/12, youth camo insulated Charhartt bibs, youth baseball pants and cleats, winter and fall jackets, shoes, women UGG boots, blankets, decorative pillows, jewelry, purses, luggage, duffel bags, Smart TV, movies, books, gardening supplies, wshing rods, wshing supplies, hunting items, pool, lawn furniture and much more.

“OUR JUNK IS YOUR TREASURE” GARAGE SALE Thursday & Friday, May 16 & 17 • 9am-4pm Saturday, May 18 • 9am-Noon Boys, Womens & Men’s Clothing, Shoes, Toys, Books, Tools, Snowblower, Chain Saws & Much More

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Thurs., May 16 5:30-7:30pm Fri., May 17 • 8am-5pm

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THRIFT SALE Friday, May 17 • 4-8+ Sat., May 18 • 8-3 Skonewood Christian Retreat 2104 260th Ave Cushing, WI 54006 All proceeds to benefit Skonewood

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BRIDGE Thursday Night Bridge Results 1st: Gail Tessman and Janet Burke 2nd: Frank Segerstrom and Sydney Lund 3rd: Steve Sondreal and Butch Burke

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Wednesday, May 15 6 p.m. Serving Scandinavian goodies baked by our church ladies Entertainment provided by Higher Vision *LEFSE WILL BE FOR SALE* This is a free will offering event/smorgasbord

HELP SAVE AMERY’S THEATRE

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals.

May 17, 2019 7pm • Doors Open 6:30pm • $20

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the name change of: Demetrius Cain Kolstad By (petitioner) Monica Kaye Boe Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 2019CV000115 NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Demetrius Cain Kolstad To: Demetrius Cain Boe Birth Certificate: Demetrius Cain Kolstad IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wisconsin, before Judge Jeffery Anderson, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, WI, on May 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Amery Free Press a newspaper published in Polk County, State of Wisconsin. BY THE COURT Jeffery L. Anderson Circuit Court Judge April 18, 2019 (April 30, May 7, 14)

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the name change of: Skylar James Kolstad By (petitioner) Monica Kaye Boe Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 2019CV000114

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NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Skylar James Kolstad To: Skylar James Boe Birth Certificate: Skylar James Kolstad IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wisconsin, before Judge Jeffery Anderson, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, WI, on May 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Amery Free Press a newspaper published in Polk County, State of Wisconsin. BY THE COURT Jeffery L. Anderson Circuit Court Judge April 18, 2019 (April 30, May 7, 14)

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the name change of: Halo Jackson Kolstad By (petitioner) Monica Kaye Boe Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 2019CV000116 NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Halo Jackson Kolstad To: Halo Jackson Boe Birth Certificate: Halo Jackson Kolstad

IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wisconsin, before Judge Jeffery Anderson, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, WI, on May 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Amery Free Press a newspaper published in Polk County, State of Wisconsin. BY THE COURT Jeffery L. Anderson Circuit Court Judge April 18, 2019 (April 30, May 7, 14)

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT CIVIL DIVISION POLK COUNTY U.S. BANK NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BAK OF AMERICA, NA, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO LASALLE BANK NA, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE WASHINGTON MUTUAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, WMALT SERIES 2007-2 Plaintiff, Travis W. Yager 220 Harriman Ave. S. Amery, WI 54001 Unknown Spouse of Travis W. Yager 220 Harriman Ave. S. Amery, WI 54001 Defendents. Publication Summons Foreclosure of Mortgage Case No. 19 CV 000069 Case Code No. 30404 YOU ARE HEREBY

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Section 00 1113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 PM local time, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the School District of Amery, to the attention of George Sigsworth, Facilities Director, 543 Minneapolis Avenue South, Amery, Wisconsin 54001 and immediately publicly opened and read aloud, for the Amery Middle School Parapet Repair project. The Project consists of removal and replacement of existing metal fascia, including masonry repair and roof membrane installation. Original roof membrane warranty is to be maintained. A pre-bid meeting for all interested bidders will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Meet at Amery Middle School entrance. Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bonds are applicable to this Project. All bidders and persons or companies providing a response/submission to the Advertisement for Bids shall comply with the provisions of the statute. The Owner reserves the right to reject a bid which is in any way incomplete, irregular, or to waive informalities or irregularities in the bid received. The Owner also reserves the right to reject a bid that is within the Owner’s judgment to be in the Owner’s best interest. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after bid opening without written consent of the Owner. All questions are to be directed to Tom Shober with LHB via email at tom.shober@lhbcorp.com. All questions must be submitted in written form via email. Questions are due by 10:00 AM local time, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Interested parties may view Bidding Information, Quest Project #6338123, at no cost on the LHB website: http://www.lhbcorp.com/ and click on “Q” icon located in the upper right corner. Bidding Documents can be downloaded for a nonrefundable charge of $25.00. Planholders are parties that have downloaded the plans and specifications. Planholders will be notified via email as addenda are issued. Parties that download the plans and specifications and need to have them printed are solely responsible for those printing costs. The sale of paper copies for projects listed on this site is not available. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance with viewing or downloading this digital project information. Bidding documents will be available on May 7, 2019. WNAXLP

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NOTIFIED that the plantiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after the date of this notice, May 3, 2019, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Polk County Circuit Court 1005 West Main St. Suite 300 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Michael Holsen Attorney for Plaintiff Marinosci Law Group, P.C. Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel: (312) 940-8580 Fax: (401) 262-2114 E-mail: mlgil@clg-defaultlaw.com You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide an Answer within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment by default against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by the law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: May 3, 2019 By Michael Holsen Attorney, Marinosci Law Group, P.C. SBN.: 1073973 134 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1900 Chicago, Illinois 60602

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IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of EDGAR JAMES STESNIAK 11-23-1903 - 5-16-1998 ESTHER RUTH STESNIAK 8-30-1917 - 11-10-1998 FREDERICK LOUIS STESNIAK

5-28-1938 - 11-04-1992 Remembered with love today and everyday and misswed without measure. You live on in our hearts and memories. Hank, Micki, Katy, Ed, John and Gerri

NOTICE TOWN OF BLACK BROOK 99 75TH STREET – CLEAR LAKE, WI THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019 BOARD OF REVIEW 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ 7:00 P.M. OR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING BOARD OF REVIEW

NOTICE TOWN OF GARFIELD

CLEAN-UP DAY The Town of Garfield is looking for volunteers to help clean and fix up Garfield Park on Saturday, May 18 starting at 8 am. Please bring rakes and other items for cleaning the park.

Call meeting to Order; Proof of Meeting Notice; Approve Agenda; Approve Vouchers & Pay bills, Reading of Reports; Public Comments; OLD BUSINESS: Update on Comprehensive Plan; Wayne Swenson – Proposed CSM for Tim Rick for review and Approval; Discuss and update on clean up complaint at 547 Hwy 46 NEW BUSINESS: Discussion/decision regarding illegal dumping at the Town Hall; Discussion/decision regarding controlling Wild Parsnip in the Town; Discussion/ decision regarding re-doing ramp leading to the town hall and putting a lean-to up on the side of the shed to put equipment in when it isn’t being used; Discussion/decision regarding what road repairs are needed for 2019 based on road review ; Adjourn to June meeting. Sally Pickard, Clerk Web Site: Townofblackbrook.com WNAXLP

Section 00 1113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Sealed bids will be received until 2:30 PM local time, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the School District of Amery, to the attention of George Sigsworth, Facilities Director, 543 Minneapolis Avenue South, Amery, Wisconsin 54001 and immediately publicly opened and read aloud, for the Lien Elementary School Masonry Repair project. The project consists of exterior masonry wall repair, brick replacement, perimeter base brick veneer wall system replacement, including insulation, base flashing, waterproofing and weeps. Excavation of perimeter grade will be required for water proving installation. A pre-bid meeting for all interested bidders will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Meet at Lien Elementary School entrance. Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bonds are applicable to this Project. All bidders and persons or companies providing a response/submission to the Advertisement for Bids shall comply with the provisions of the statute. The Owner reserves the right to reject a bid which is in any way incomplete, irregular, or to waive informalities or irregularities in the bid received. The Owner also reserves the right to reject a bid that is within the Owner’s judgment to be in the Owner’s best interest. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after bid opening without written consent of the Owner. All questions are to be directed to Tom Shober with LHB via email at tom.shober@lhbcorp.com. All questions must be submitted in written form via email. Questions are due by 10:00 AM local time, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Interested parties may view Bidding Information, Quest Project #6335564, at no cost on the LHB website: http://www.lhbcorp.com/ and click on “Q” icon located in the upper right corner. Bidding Documents can be downloaded for a nonrefundable charge of $25.00. Planholders are parties that have downloaded the plans and specifications. Planholders will be notified via email as addenda are issued. Parties that download the plans and specifications and need to have them printed are solely responsible for those printing costs. The sale of paper copies for projects listed on this site is not available. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance with viewing or downloading this digital project information. Bidding documents will be available on May 8, 2019. WNAXLP

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Village of Clayton Notice is hereby given that the OPEN BOOK for the Village of Clayton shall be held at the Village Hall, 133 Clayton Ave E, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. The Open Book session provides property owners with the opportunity to informally discuss their assessments with the City Assessor. Notice is hereby given that the BOARD OF REVIEW for the Village of Clayton shall meet on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Village Hall, 133 Clayton Ave E, Clayton, WI. Please be advised of the following requirements: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub. (3) (a), that person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub. (6m) and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The City shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35(1). David Fall Village Clerk-Treasurer WNAXLP

Amery Board of Education May 20, 2019 A Regular Board Meeting of the Amery Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Amery Intermediate School, located at 543 Minneapolis Avenue in Amery, Wisconsin. Business under review will include: I. Call to Order II. Closed Session 6:00 pm Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data, of any administrator over whicch the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility in order to take Personnel Action pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c). Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(g). III. Open Session 6:30 pm IV. Reorganization Session A. Election of Officers B. Meeting Dates for 2019-2020 C. Designation of District Depositories D. Appointment of WASB Correspondent and Convention Delegate E. Authorization for Use of Independent Hearing Officer(s) for Expulsion Hearings held in 2019-2020 F. Board-Appointed Committees V. Spotlight on Education - 2018-2019 MiniGrant Presentations VI. Consent Agenda Items A. Agenda B. Minutes C. Financial/Budget Reports D. Board Vouchers VII. Community Comments VIII. Administrative/Committee/ Department Reports A. WASB Spring Meetings - Erin Hosking, Char Glenna, Keith Anderson IX. Informational Items A. Legislative Update - Shawn Doerfler B. Standardized Testing Summary Tom Bensen C. Professional Development Hour (PDH) Process - Shawn Doerfler X. Action Items A. Playground Replacement Mats Tom Olson B. Gas Pump Donation - Shawn Doerfler C. 2019-2020 Curriculum Orders Oralee Schock D. Approval of the 2019-2020 Open Enrollment Applications E. Health Partners Contract Renewal Shawn Doerfler F. Employee Handbooks - Shawn Doerfler 1. Certified Staff Compensation & Benefits Revision 2. Support Staff Compensation & Benefits Revision G. 2019-2020 Staff Contracts 1. Certified Staff Contracts 2. Non-certified Staff Contracts 3. Bus Driver Contracts 4. Support Staff Letters of Appointment H. Personnel XI. Closed Session Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data, of any administrator over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility in order to take Personnel Action pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c). Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(g). XII. Adjournment DALE JOHNSON Clerk, Amery Board of Education In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School District of Amery will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in public meetings. If you require an accommodation, please contact the District Office at (715) 268-9771 a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting. The original agenda for this meeting was provided for publication more than one week prior to the meeting date. Due to this fact, the agenda published in the Amery Free Press may have been altered after publication. The final agenda is available on the District’s website: www. amerysd.k12.wi.us at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting.

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SEASONAL HELP NEEDED City of Amery is seeking seasonal help for the summer with parks, etc. $10.00/hour Applications available at: Amery City Hall 118 Center Street W • Amery

Spanish Adjunct Instructor Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College ANY Campus

Nicolet College, in partnership with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), is establishing a pool of qualified candidates to be considered when adjuncts or substitute instructors are needed to teach Spanish courses at WITC. Courses may be taught from any of the four campuses (New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, or Ashland). For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply: Visit our website at: https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment

WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/ Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator TTY 711

Seasonal Employment at Star Prairie Trout Farm Hard working, energetic, willing to clean ¿sh, sell to the public, mow lawns, maintain ponds, etc. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. For more information, call and leave message for Nate at 715-248-3633, or email nate@starprairietrout.com

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Financial Aid Advisor/Student Services Technician at the WITC Rice Lake Campus. Under the direction and supervision of the Director, Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Advisor/Student Services Technician contributes to the efficient and responsive operation of the WITC Financial Aid program and provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers. This position provides important processing, support, and student assistance with financial aid at the Rice Lake Campus and Collegewide support for processing functions. This position also provides employment services to include working with employers posting jobs in TechConnect, planning and execution of employment and recruitment related events and activities for students. For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply: Visit our website at: https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment

Deadline to apply: May 30, 2019 WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/ Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator TTY 711

WANTED PT Hydroelectric Plant Operator Amery, WI Qualifications for this position include: • Ability to work independently and with others • Self-motivated and responsible • Mechanically inclined • Must be on-call and maintain a flexible schedule • Must have computer skills

• Must be able to perform physically demanding indoor and outdoor tasks • Must be detail oriented and have excellent record keeping skills • Must be neat and organized • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have dependable transportation

Renewable World Energies will train the successful candidate.

For consideration, please send resume to: Renewable World Energies, LLC Attention: Russell Barron, District Manager 1001 Stephenson Street Norway, MI 49870 Or email resume to: hr@rwehydro.com

Full-time Construction Opportunities Clayton, WI **** $1,000 Sign-On Bonus**** Lester Buildings, a leader in post-frame (pole barn) construction has an exciting full-time carpentry opportunity based out of the Clayton area. We are a safety conscious, quality-minded, team oriented company. We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience using hand tools, power tools and various construction equipment. Experience in post-frame construction is a plus. Responsibilities range from basic framing to exterior finish work. This position may require occasional travel with per diem included for overnight stays. Pay is competitive starting at $17/hour based on experience. Full-time employees will also receive a full benefits package. Come join our team and help build someone’s dream! Apply online at www.lesterbuildings.com (Construction Clayton) EEO/AA Employer


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Work fullͲƟme, dayƟme hours Monday through Friday, performing general labor and skilled operaƟon of motorized equipment at our Recycling Center. This is a combinaƟon of common physical labor and some vehicle and equipment operaƟon. Requires a valid state driver license. OPENunƟlFILLED YOUMUSTCOMPLETEANONͲLINEAPPLICATIONTOBEELIGIBLE. ForcompletejobdescripƟons,posiƟonrequirements,applicaƟon,anddetailspleasevisit ourwebsite,EmploymentOpportuniƟes.AA/EEOC

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RESIDENT CARE COORDINATORS (Resident Caregivers) Now accepting applications for FT positions on the PM (2-10:30p.m.) shift and the NOC (10:00p.m.-6:30a.m) shift. Please speak to Amber for more information.

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Pounding the Pavement with Pam I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend! My weekend consisted of the Amery Community Club Awards Banquet, baseball games/practice, flower shopping, Mother’s Day deliveries, church, eating and more eating. It’s always fun to hang out with family and friends plus getting my grandma time with those 4 grandsons is Pounding the best! But our weekthe end did not start Pavement out on a happy note. Ryan, Pam Humpal Rachel, Gavin and Bentley’s dog “Kam Kam” was at the vet all week and was diagnosed with diabetes along with some liver issues. He was very sick, and passed away on Friday morning. They brought him to my house for a burial alongside our own dogs. As you can tell from the attached picture, he has a wonderful gravesite with crosses lovingly made by Gavin and Bentley. We know that he is running around with Grandpa in heaven. Congratulations to all area high school and college graduates. In this issue you will find a special Graduation section featuring Amery, Clayton and Clear Lake graduates. Thank you to the seniors, parents, and school personnel for your assistance in gathering the pictures and information for the section. “Meet Your Amery Business”… this week’s featured business is Golden Age Manor during National Skilled Nursing Care Week. The theme for the week is “Live Soulfully” which is what GAM demonstrates with their residents by offering activities they were used to at home such as gardening, cooking, crafts, singing, etc. Visit with residents and put some sunshine in their day! This is also National Police Week. Thank you to all the officers for your commitment and dedication as you protect and serve the public. We have a couple of special pages in this issue with officers from Amery, Clear Lake and Polk County…we salute you!

CLEAR LAKE GOLF LEAGUE

Clear Lake Women’s Golf League May 7, 2019 A Flight: Low Gross – Sherri Munkelwitz 49 Low Net – Karrie Drinkman 34 Low Putts – Carol Hougdahl, Cheryl Harshman 16 Longest Drive – Sherri Munkelwitz B Flight: Low Gross – Rachel Hanson 48 Low Net – Marlys Lauritsen 35 Low Putts – Jan Bergren, Jody Hadac 17 Longest Drive – Rachel Hanson

On Tuesday, May 28, will be the annual Amery Free Press Lake Edition. This issue will go to our regular subscribers plus hand delivered around Lake Wapogasset, Bear Trap Lake, and Lake Magnor. It is a great opportunity for area businesses to inform the public of their services offered, store hours, specials, products, etc. Area businesses who would like to be a part of the AFP Lake Edition please give me a call today at 715-268-8101. Deadline is Thursday, May 23. 24th Annual Amery Trail Days is Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. On Friday there is community-wide garage sales with those who purchase a sale ad in the AFP will be placed on a special map with all the participating locations. The minimum size ad is just $24 for the Amery Free Press and The Tab. Deadline to be included on the map in the paper is Wednesday, May 29. Saturday, June 1st activities will include Fly In/Drive In Pancake Breakfast at the Amery Airport, Petting Zoo at Cattail Trailhead, Amery Fire Department trucks on display, Bike Ride on Stower Trail, FREE fishing, Taco Dinner at the Amery Ambulance Garage, and much more. Mark your calendars! With the crazy weather we have had, didn’t the high school Spring sports just get started, and now it is the start of tournament play? Good Luck to the following area athletes… *Tennis-May 20, Sub-sectional *Track-May 20,

Regional *Golf-May 21, Regional *Softball-May 21, Regional -Amery hosting Black River Falls -Clayton/Turtle Lake hosting Cornell/Lake Holcombe -Clear Lake at Mondovi And speaking of athletes, I failed to mention the last couple of weeks that the Club 53 Bowling Girls took first place in our league. The winning team consists of girls who have enjoyed bowling together for many years with many adventures…Bette, Bev, Janet, Jodi, Leslie, Linda, Myself, Pat, Sid. Good Job Girls! A very special Happy Birthday to my youngest son, Ryan, on May 16. Isn’t it funny how kids get older, and parents stay the same? Have a great birthday Ryan, and let’s have a baseball win on your special day! Also Happy Birthday to my nephew, Parker, who will be 5 years old on May 19. Enjoy your day! Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner. The Amery Free Press office will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Early Deadlines for the issue of May 28 will be Thursday, May 23, at 4pm. for the Amery Free Press and The Tab. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the early deadlines. Full Moon is coming up Saturday, May 18…have a great week, and good luck with those outdoor projects!

C Flight: Low Gross - Carrie Magnuson 58 Low Net - Marva Perry, Julie Schultz, Bonnie Fox 36 Low Putts - Laurene Klatt 18 Longest Drive – Camilla Pietz D Flight: Low Gross – Marie Knutson 60 Low Net – Lori Paulson 30 Low Putts – Margie Stary 19 Longest Drive – Margie Stary Games: #3 (closest in 2nd shot) – Sherri Munkelwitz #7 (closest drive) – Diane Kuhl Chip-ins: Lori Peterson, Nancy Brase Goof Balls (3) defeat Slice Girls (0) Chipper Chicks (3) defeat Backwoods Hackers (0) Golf Bags (3) defeat Wild Whackers (0) Sharks (3) defeat Happy Hookers (0) Rowdy Rebels (3) defeat 7 Brothers Grip it and Sip it (0) Party of Fore (0)

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE AND LIQUOR LICENSES: Village of Clear Lake The following renewal liquor and beer applications for 2019-2020 are now on file with the Clear Lake Village Clerk: CLASS B Liquor and Beer Application: Stacy Otis, “Cabin Bar & Grill”, 352 3rd Avenue, Clear Lake, WI 54005 Derrick Iverson, “The Midway PBR Inc.”, 410 3rd Avenue, Clear Lake, WI 54005 Dominic Dimler “Brickfire Pizza” 458 3rd Avenue, Clear Lake, WI 54005 John Krech, “Clear Lake Golf Club”, 100 Golf Drive, Clear Lake, WI 54005 Mylon Magnuson, “The Sandbox Bar & Grill”, 300 Digital Drive, Clear Lake, WI 54005 CLASS B Beer & CLASS C Wine Application: Edward Flanum, “Kripple Kreek”, 955 US Hwy 63, Clear Lake, WI 54005 CLASS A Liquor and Beer Application: Todd Rud, “CR Convenience”, 960 South Avenue West, Clear Lake, WI 54005

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Clayton High School

Class of 2019

Mackenzie Aubart-Munson

Kailey Ketz•

Kennedy Patrick•

Jaedyn Bussewitz*•

John Kirchner

Morgan Roth

Caleb Dotseth

Braydon Larson

Brendan Swagger

Kiana Fall*•

Alison Leslie*•

Joseph Thomas

Angelina Featherly

Selena Levendoski*•

Austin Tilton

Marissa Gilbertson*•

Damion Lundgren

Kaytlynn Vanda*•

Thomas Hoffman•

Conrad Manske

Abigal VanHeuklom*•

Brock Johnson

Alexandra Markuson*•

Casey Yeske

Baileigh Juleff

Veronyka Newville

Brett Juleff

Cassandra Olson*

*Graduating with Honors •National Honor Society

Class Flower: Asiatic Lily

Class Motto: “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead were there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

2019 GRADUATION CEREMONY Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Kiana F Ki Fall ll VALEDICTORIAN

Processional ......................................... Concert Band “The Star Spangled Banner” ............. Concert Band “Hold On” ............................................... High School Choir Opening Remarks ................................. Cathleen Shimon, Superintendent Valedictorian Address ......................... Kiana Fall “Dreams and Proclamations”. ........... Concert Band Salutatorian Address .......................... Kaytlynn Vanda Senior Reflections ................................ Class of 2019 “We’re All In This Together” .............. Concert Choir Presentation of Class of 2019............ Edward Cerney, Principal Presentation of Diplomas .................. Board of Education Flower Ceremony ................................. Class of 2019 Recessional............................................ Concert Band

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Jaedyn Bussewitz

Caleb Dotseth

Kiana Fall

Anglina Featherly

Marissa Gilbertson

Kurt & Cheryl Bussewitz Minnesota State Mankato Dental Hygiene

Sandy Peterson & Brian Dotseth Work 3M, St. Paul Campus

Kevin & Tracey Fall Ripon College Biology

Tonya Casarez & Jerrold Featherly UW-Eau Claire/ Barron County Psychology

Charlene Gilbertson & Corey Furchtenicht Dan Gilbertson & Stacey Starzecki St. Catherine University Exercise & Sports Science

Thomas Hoffman

Brock Johnson

Baileigh Juleff

Brett Juleff

Megan & Joseph Hoffman Military Air Force

Troy & Cindy Johnson UW-Stout Lineman

Sharilynn Wirth & Peter Juleff WITC Nursing

Karrie & Rick Juleff Work Infinity

Mackenzie Aubart-Munson Heather Munson & Scott Aubart Jr. WITC Early Childhood Education

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratula³on© t‰ Kailey Ketz

John Kirchner

Barry & Brenda Ketz UW-Whitewater Elementary Education

Judy Clark & Mark Kirchner Work Q3 Contracting

Alexandra Markuson Clayton High School

Congratulations Class of 2019

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Abby VanHeuklom

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Clayton High School

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Braydon Larson

Alison Leslie

Selena Levendoski

Damion Lundgren

Conrad (CJ) Manske

Alexandra Markuson

Heather & William Thayer UW-Stout Elementary Education

Lisa Ramis Ripon College Biology or Pre-Med

Tom & Lori Levendoski University of St. Thomas Exercise Science

LeAnn & John Greeley Work Construction

Kempton & Connie Manske WITC Construction & Cabinet Making

Joel & Vicky Markuson UW-Stevens Point Undeclared

Veronyka Newville

Cassandra Olson

Kennedy Patrick

Morgan Roth

MaKayla Stringer

Brendan Swagger

Rhonda Newville & Eric Channing Work Family Dollar-Manager

Arling Olson & Tammy Olson UW-Eau Claire/ Barron County Psychology

Donna & Dean Patrick Hamline University Forensic Science

Jennifer Enney & William Roth

Tammy Hahn Undecided

Angie & Brent Swagger Work Undetermined

Joseph Thomas

Austin Tilton

Kaytlynn Vanda

Casey Yeske

Tammi Thill WITC-Rice Lake Advanced EMT

Carrie & Steven Vanda St. Norbert Collge Veterinary Medicine

Abigal VanHeuklom

Rob & Cyndi Thomas Work Thomas Coffee

Jason & Heidi VanHeuklom Minnesota State Mankato Undetermined

Corey Yeske & Shannon Campbell, Jeanne Nelson CVTC Criminal Justice


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AMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Cameron Anderson

Casey Anderson

Rachel Anderson

Alyssa Antolak

Brian Ausen

Montana Bazille

Adam & Jenny Anderson UW-Eau Claire Finance to become a Financial Advisor

Adam & Jenny Anderson UW-Milwaukee Business

Darren & Joan Anderson St. Cloud State University Art Education

Steve & Katrine Antolak Coastal Carolina University Marine Science

Barry & Becky Ausen Work Maybe college later

Nicki Cook & John Litzell & Pete Bazille WITC then State University Financial Management

Austin Becker

Kaitlyn Bembenek

Joshua Bohn

Mason Bosley

Olivia Braaten

Gabrielle Brandt

Jeff & Lori Becker Play hockey in a D1 college and pursue a degree in Business

Steve & Dawn Bembenek UW-Eau Claire Barron County then transfer to 4-year college for teaching

Jeff Bohn & Jill Armstrong Luther College Teaching

Sam & Stacie Bosley Macalester College Economics & Political Science

Annie & Ryan Braaten St. Catherine University Social Work or Political Science

Dawn Mason & Bart Brandt Ripon College

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AMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Tanner Carlson

Victoria Carlson

Marty & Jill Carlson Work & College

Dan Carlson & Christy Drinkman WITC Nursing

Galen Coy Juli Masner UW-Superior and playing soccer for the Yellowjackets

Jordan Clark

Blake Cone

Amari Conner

Martha Gonsalez MNSU

Dave & Kari Clark WITC-New Richmond Occupational Therapy Assistant

Todd Cone & Tami Hanks Construction

Stacy & Jeff Conner UW-La Crosse Biology Optometry school after undergrad degree

Brenna Davis

Madison De Leon

Marlee Dietrich

Emerson Downs

Greta Eggert

Tony & Catherine Klegin Take a year off then attend university to become a RN

Chris & Hailey De Leon UW-Eau Claire Elementary Education

Timothy & Dianne Dietrich UW-River Falls Environmental Science

Derek & Rachel Downs UW-Eau Claire Elementary Education

Heather & Chad Eggert UW-Madison Biology

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Emma Schmidt

Alexis Castorena Gonsalez

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Rachel Ganje

Daisy Zabel

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Dylan Eiynck

Brett Forrest

Tristin Fredrick

Jason & Marcia Eiynck University of Minnesota Duluth Criminology

Terry & Ellen Forrest Minnesota State University Mankato Commercial Aviation

Gary & Mary Fredrick Undecided, will continue to work

Dayne Gehrman

Sarah Gilbertson

Mason Goulet

Madelyn Granica

Julie Gehrman & Mark Schiltgen Milwaukee School of Engineering for Mechanical & Architectural Engineering

John & Peggy Gilbertson UW-River Falls Biology

Richard & AnnMarie Goulet College of Letters & Sciences at UWMadison

Carl & Heather Granica University of Minnesota Duluth Play Basketball

McKenzie Gamache Lori Friendshuh & Jerry Gamache UW-River Falls Animal Science

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Parker Griffin

Maddisen Grimm

Jacki & Todd Griffin UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management

Tonny Grimm & Stacie Repka UW-Madison Legal Studies and Political Science

Mason Helbig

Lance Hiltner

Robert Helbig & Jennifer Helbig UW-River Falls Social Work

Jean & Randy Hiltner College

Rachel Ganje

Bryce Gehrman

Josh & Karen Ganje UW-Madison Biology

Peggy Gehrman U.S. Marine Corps

Good Luck to our graduating employees

Gabriel Sanchez Simon Amery High School

Madison DeLeon

Emerson Downs

Irving Sanchez Saavedra

Alexis Gonsalez Castorena

Amery High School

Amery High School

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Dalton Johnson

Lance Waalen

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Brenna Davis

Ed Garcia

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Cameron Joel Anderson Casey Joel Anderson Rachel Eva Anderson †† * Alyssa Katrine Antolak à Brian Neil Ausen Montana Lynn Bazille Austin Alan Becker Celia Corrin Becker Kaitlyn Rose Bembenek Joshua Armstrong Bohn ††† * Mason Samuel Bosley †† * Olivia Marie Braaten Gabrielle Marie Brandt Shania Arjia Burstad † Jonathon Daniel Byrnes Tanner Joseph Ward Carlson Victoria Alice Carlson Alexis Castorena Gonsalez Jordan Charles Clark Blake Leslie Cone † * Amari Faith Conner Galen Robert Coy Ryan Joseph Daszczyszak Brenna Lisette Davis Madison Page De Leon ††† * Marlee Anna Dietrich Emerson Claire Downs †† * Greta Katherine Eggert Dylan Michael Eiynck Christopher Robert Field II Brett Carl Forrest Tristin Lee Fredrick * McKenzie Lynn Gamache ††† * Rachel Ann Ganje Bryce Daniel Gehrman † Dayne Riley Gehrman * Sarah Michelle Gilbertson †† * Mason John Daniel Goulet à ††† * Madelyn Rae Granica Parker T. Michael Griffin †† Maddisen Louise Grimm Hallie Kate Grimsby Alexis Ann Grundner Roy Earl Hanson

Mason John Helbig †† Lance Lee Hiltner Amber Lee Hinz Matthew Owen Hoff Madisen Marie Jackson † Hailie Lynn Jeska † * Dalton Timothy Johnson Drew Olivia Johnson ††† * Mary Lynn Johnson à Jayhden Joseph Justice Robert Maxim Kempf † * Kacey Nicole King Isobel Virgeana Koenig Matthew Joseph Krahulec Reece Arlen Kulzer Avery Olivia Landsperger Coal Douglas Larson Chyanne Marie Lindner Grace Elizabeth Long Jerod Patrick Lyons Hannah Beth Mallum † Abigayle Rosemarie Marko ††† * Daniel Ryan Marquand Chase Raymond Joseph Martin Katie Mae Meck Kevin Joseph Medina Alison Mae Lin Meyer ††† * Belle Ann Meyer Casandra Marie Moore Devan Charles-James Nelson ††† Emma Catherine Novak Shannon Marie Olson ††† * Allison Ann Oman ††† * Andrew Jonathan Otto Kristine Carol Penard Amber Lea Perry †† * Mikayla Joy Peterson † * Olivia Faith Peterson Tyler Jon Peterson Sophia Grace Porter ††† * Noah James Rademaker Tyler Alan Reichert Mariah Lynn Reindahl Megan Elizabeth Robertson

Ava Isabella Roe Jennifer Kay Rogers Chase Rosenquist Jonathan Daniel Ross Jaden Madison Ruud Irving Freddie Saavedra Sanchez ††† * Abigail Ann Schmidt Natasha Rose Schuelke † Canyon Tanner Schwartz Mitchell Alan Sigsworth Ridge Kincade Sigsworth Jeremiah Lynn Sillman Gabriel Omar Simon Sanchez Laura Christine Simonson KaleyJo Lavina Slack Ethan Dale Smith Michael Daniel Smith Grace Jacqueline Springett Natalie Ann Spurrell Alec Dean Stern ††† * Addison Jo Tollakson Adrian James Troff †† Nicholas Eric James Tryon Kendra Rosella Tylee Samuel M Utecht Lance Richard Waalen †† * Essie Shiloh Whitehead Tyler John David Wiseman Daisy Mae Zabel ††† * Hannah LeeAnn Zinn à

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GRADUATION Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:00 p.m. • High School Gymnasium HONORARY USHERS Annika Schwartz and Nicholas Erickson

PROGRAM Processional ...................................................... Amery High School Band Mr. Christopher Boyd, Director “Pomp & Circumstance”............................................... by Edward Elgar Welcome .............................Mr. Andrew Otto, Student Council President Welcome ................................Dr. Shawn Doerfler, District Administrator Student Address ....................................... Student from the Senior Class Music Selections ............................................... Amery High School Choir Mrs. Laura Badman, Director Mrs. Heather Eggert, Accompanist “A Million Dreams” ............................................................ arr. Mac Huff “Old Irish Blessing” .........................................................by Denes Agay Student Address ....................................... Student from the Senior Class Music Selection ................................................. Amery High School Band Mr. Christopher Boyd, Director “Salvation is Created” ...........................................by Pavel Chesnokov Presentation of the Class of 2019 ........Dr. Shawn Doerfler, HS Principal Presentation of Diplomas .................................. School Board Members Chelsea Whitley, President Keith Anderson, Vice President Charlotte Glenna, Treasurer Dale Johnson, Clerk Erin Hosking, Director Recessional........................................................ Amery High School Band Mr. Christopher Boyd, Director “Allied Honor”.................................................................... by Kari King

Class of 2019 Student Council Representative Andrew Otto, President

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AMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Amber Hinz

Matthew Hoff III

Madisen Jackson

Hailie Jeska

Dalton Johnson

Drew Johnson

Joseph & Heather Hinz Lake Superior College Surgical Tech Program

Toni Cirney & Matthew Hoff Jr. Cordon Bleu Cooking School

John & Jill Jackson UW-Stout Rehabilitation Services and Psychology

Holly & Travis Krueger and Greg Jeska UW-Milwaukee Nursing

Tim Johnson & Shannon Leisch UW-Whitewater Physical Education & Kinesiology

Dale & Donnella Johnson WITC Early Childhood Education

Mary Johnson

Jayhden Justice

Max Kempf

Kacey King

Isobel Koenig

Reece Kulzer

Tom & Cinthia Johnson Bachelor’s Degree in Biology then PhD in Neuroscience

Chastity Justice & Ross Fleischauer Firefighter and pursuing racing

Robert Kempf & Vickie Lewandowski UW-Stout – Corporate Graphic Design

Kenneth King & Kelly King UW-Stout Human Development & Family Studies

Bob & Nicci Koenig UW-Green Bay Animal Biology

Burt & Kari Kulzer Work

Avery Landsperger

Coal Larson

Grace Long

Angi & Erin Williams WITC-Rice Lake Criminal Justice

Robyn Cran & Mike Cran & Douglas Larson Military & College

Teri Long & Mike Long WITC-New Richmond Veterinarian Technician

Hannah Mallum

Abigayle Marko

Daniel Marquand

Christine Mallum WITC Gereatrics

Brooke Marko & the late Scott Marko Oklahoma State University Marketing

Bradley & Tammy Marquand UW-Stout Mechanical Engineering Travel U.S. & Europe

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduating Employees!

Amari Conner

McKenzie Gamache

Sarah Gilbertson

Amery High School

Amery High School

Amery High School

Kacey King

Tyler Reichert

Mariah Reindahl

Amery High School

Amery High School

Amery High School

Shannon Olson Clear Lake High School

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AMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Chase Martin

Kate Meck

Kevin Medina

Alison Meyer

Belle Meyer

Casandra Moore

Sherry Martin & Ty Martin Undecided

Michael & Kelly Meck UW-River Falls Pre-Medicine & Business Management

Joey & Leslie Medina UW-River Falls Conservation & Environmental Planning

Carolyn Feyen & John Feyen Chippewa Valley Technical College Paramedic Program

Robin & Julie Meyer University of Minnesota Duluth Medical Career

Brad & Michelle Moore Viterbo University

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Devan Nelson

Emma Novak

Shannon Olson

Allison Oman

Andrew Otto

Kristine Penard

Troy & Katrina Nelson U.S. Marine Reserves UW-Stevens Point

Frank & Sheila Novak St. Olaf College

Penny & Frank Fore WITC Veterinary Technician

Mark & Meredith Oman UW-Madison

Jon & Gwyn Otto UW-La Crosse Biology

Jamie Elfers & Dave Penard WITC Diesel Equipment Technician

Congratulations

TO OUR 2019 GRADUATING EMPLOYEES...

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduating Staff

Marlee Dietrich Amery High School

Cameron Anderson

Kincaid Hughes

Alix Logan

Amery High School

Clear Lake High School

Clear Lake High School

900 S. Keller Avenue • Amery • (across from River Place Mall) 715-268-8149

Cassey Moore Amery High School

April Kyrola Cumberland High School


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AMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Amber Perry

Mikayla Peterson

Olivia Peterson

Tyler Peterson

Sophia Porter

Noah Rademaker

Tammy Strohbeen & Rick Perry College Nursing

Becky & Tom Peterson Solid Rock School of Discipleship Theology

Becky & Tom Peterson Solid Rock School of Discipleship

Mark & Natalie Peterson Concordia College Math

Kimber Hays & David Porter University of Minnesota Duluth Social Work

Brett & Mary Rademaker UW-Madison Physics

Tyler Reichert

Mariah Reindahl

Megan Robertson

Ava Roe

Jaden Ruud

Chad & Angela Reichert Century Collge Hospitality & Tourism

Steve Reindahl & Sheree Roberts Undecided

James Robertson & Cindy Love UW-Eau Claire Nursing

Jody & Steve Roe WITC Early Child Education

Jody Ruud WITC Architectural Commercial Design

Irving Sanchez Saavedra

Congratulations

GOOD LUCK

Class of 2019!

Class of 2019!

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congrats to our graduating employees Casey Anderson Amery High School

Jesus Saavedra & Dania Sanchez UW-River Falls Business Management

Good Luck to our Graduating Employee

Good Luck to our Graduating Employees

Olivia Braaten

Greta Eggert

Amery High School

Amery High School

Tyler Peterson

Addie Tollakson

Amery High School

Amery High School

Cameryn Moravitz Turtle Lake High School

Montana Bazille

Allison Oman

Amery High School

Amery High School

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AMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Abigail Schmidt

Canyon Schwartz

Mitchell Sigsworth

Ridge Sigsworth

Jeremiah Sillman

Laura Simonson

Steven & Rebecca Schmidt UW-La Crosse Math or Science

Chad & Marjan Schwartz Minnesota State University Moorhead Sports Psychology

Scott Sigsworth & Brenda Sigsworth WITC Welding

George & Stacy Sigsworth UW-Stevens Point Conservation Officer Army National Guard

Kristi Flug & Steve Flug UW-Superior

Peggy & Michael Simonson UMD Labovitz School of Business & Economics Marketing

KaleyJo Slack

Michael Smith

Grace Springett

Natalie Spurrell

Alec Stern

Addison Tollakson

William & BillyJo Slack Attend 4-year university to become a dentist

Tom & Aimee Smith Minnesota State University Mankato Business and wrestling

Chris & Ginni Springett University of Northwestern - St. Paul Elementary Education

April Phillips & Nate Spurrell WITC-New Richmond Gerontology

Stephanie Stern & Scott Snyder, Craig & Nanny Stern Trading career in commercial insulation with Local 34

Kent & Karalee Tollakson Luther College Nursing

Kendra Tylee

Lance Waalen

Essie Whitehead

Bill & Brenda Tylee Join Youth with a Mission and train in Hawaii with mission trip in the South Seas

Marty Waalen & David Waalen UW-River Falls Landscape Design and play football

Laurie & Dana Whitehead UW-River Falls Animal Science

CONGRATULATIONS

2019

Class of Tyler Wiseman

Hannah Zinn

Jon & Shane Wiseman Undecided

Greg & Julie Zinn University of Northwestern - St. Paul Public Relations and History, Politics & Economics

Experience. Success.

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Brittany Avery

CLEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

Tucker Bell

Bailey Blanchard

Marshall Cain

Korey Catts

Holly Cowell & Gary Bell Hennepin Technical College Ford Technician

Ryan & Carrie Blanchard UW-River Falls Accounting

Bradley Cain & Michelle Weyer Plumbing Apprenticeship

Brett and Renee Catts Work

Samuel Dusek

Joseph Espeseth

Ed Garcia

Loren & Tracy Dusek, Shannon Klugow Lakeland University Business Marketing

Michael and Michelle Espeseth UW-River Falls Criminology/Computer Systems & play football

Daniel Benson & Landy Benson UW-Stevens Point Wildlife Ecology and Management

Elizabeth Grahovac

Croix Hughes

Kincaid Hughes

Kyrsten Hughes & Kent Hughes Winona State University Business Administration

Kent and Kyrsten Hughes UW-River Falls Business

Jazmine Christiansen John and Janette Christiansen Chippewa Valley Technical College Physical Therapist Assistant

Ben Avery & Alison Blanchard Avery Chippewa Valley Technical College Surgical Technician

Alexis Cunningham Nate & Maggie Cunningham, Terri & Brian Mattmiller UW-Green Bay Nursing

Bryce Hacker

Jackson Heibel

Gina Arntz and John Grahovac UW-River Falls Elementary Education

Brent Hacker & Laurie and Jason Ellingson K-12 Physical Ed Degree, Minor in Business

Rick & Vonette Heibel UW-Stout Computer and Electrical Engineering

Kenneth Johnson

Aleena Krueger

Jeremy Kuhn

Kasey Larson

Khris and Sheryl Johnson Work

Jerid & Connie Krueger University of Minnesota Duluth Psychology

Jeff & Kristi Kuhn North Dakota State University Mechanical Engineering

Karen & Johnny Pathy and Jeremy Larson WITC Nursing


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CLEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

Brandtsen Laursen

Gabriella Loenser

Alixander Logan

McKenna Moll

Chelsey Paulson

Isaac Pearson

Tamie Laursen & DeVerr Laursen WITC Dairy Herd Management Course

Anna & Anthony Buhr St. Catherine’s University Sonography

John & Michelle Logan UW-River Falls Criminology

Melissa & Eric Moll Work

Janelle & Jeremy Paulson Work

Dan & Leah Pearson Solid Rock School of Discipleship General Studies

CONGRATULATIONS

Class of 2019! Jack Peper

Katherine Petersen

Mallory Pigman

Bailey Robl

Mark & Sarah Peper Minneapolis Technical College HVAC

Chris & Liane Petersen UW-River Falls Food Science & Technology

Jaime & Kevin Pigman WITC-Superior

Mona & Erik Robl UW-River Falls K-12 Choral Music Education

Good Luck to our graduating employees

Joe Espeseth Clear Lake High School

Evan Rogers

Emma Schmidt

Aubree Schramski

Megan Zimmer

Corey & Susan Rogers UW-Stout Computer Engineering

Jennifer Bylander & Brian Schmidt UW-Barron County then to a four year college Education

Mike & Becky Schramski UW-La Crosse Radiation Therapy

Robert & Rachel Zimmer UW-River Falls Accounting & Business Management

Nicholas SempfNyren Amy Forrest & Paul Nyren HVAC Apprenticeship

Jasmine Tucker

Vada Tulgren

Abby Warner

Todd Mork Horticulture

Dion & Anna Tulgren WITC Cosmetology

Charlie Warner & Michelle Skibba Wisconsin Lutheran College Secondary Education Spanish & History

Isaac Pearson

Jack Peper

Clear Lake High School

Clear Lake High School

Bailey Robl

Vada Tulgren

Clear Lake High School

Clear Lake High School

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Clear Lake High School Brittany Breanna Avery**

Croix Lynn Hughes

Mallory Leigh Pigman

Tucker James Bell

Kincaid Ernest Hughes**

Bailey Kaye Robl*

Bailey Joseph Blanchard**

Kenneth James Johnson

Evan Mitchell Rogers*

Marshall Scout Cain

Aleena Patricia Krueger**

Emma Marie Schmidt*

Korey James Catts**

Jeremy Edward Kuhn

Aubree Jean Schramski*

Jazmine Belle Christiansen*

Kasey Michele Larson**

Nicholas Allen Sempf-Nyren

Alexis Brook Cunningham**

Brandtsen Lee Laursen

Jasmine Marie Tucker

Samuel Loren Dusek

Gabriella Mae Loenser**

Vada Ann Tulgren

Joseph Michael Espeseth**

Alixander Steven Logan*

Abby Jean Warner**

Victor Eduardo Garcia Balderas Benson

McKenna Marie Moll

Megan Emily Zimmer**

Chelsey Elizabeth Paulson

Elizabeth Katherine Grahovac**

Isaac Daniel Pearson

Honor Students (3.5 and above) *

Bryce Karl Hacker*

Jack Robert Peper

National Honor Society Member **

Jackson Richard Heibel*

Katherine Liane Petersen**

Commencement Program 2019 Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. Processional ..................... Clear Lake High School Band Welcome ...................................... School Board Member Salutatorian Address .............................Bailey Blanchard Musical Selection..................................... Chamber Choir Principal Address ....... Nick Gilles, High School Principal Honor Awards ..................................................Nick Gilles Valedictorian Address ..................................Abby Warner Musical Selection.................................High School Band Superintendent Address ............................. Joshua Ernst Presentation of Diplomas .............School Board Member Presentation of Graduates............School Board Member Recessional .......................Clear Lake High School Band

Abby Warner

Bailey Blanchard

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Class Colors Blue and White

Class Flower White Rose Class Motto “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcom X

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