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Janke General Contractors of Athens, Wisconsin have been awarded the Granum Boat Landing project. At a May 9 special city council meeting, Nicole Hodkiewicz of Cooper Engineering was present to go over the bids that had been opened earlier. Two firms submitted bids for the project. Janke’s bid of $242,206.37 was the low bidder. Antczak Construction bid $291,373.70. Pember Companies, the firm that won the bid in the first round, did not submit a bid. Hodkiewicz told the council that the low bid is very close to their initial estimate for the project,

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COUNTY ST Dr. Darold Niccum received the President’s Award as well as a red jacket from Amery Community Club President Shari Overby at the club’s Past Presidents’ Dinner and Community Business Awards Banquet on May 11. The custom of a red blazer for the club president began in 1977, the year after Niccum served as president. More photos on pages 10 and 11.

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The Finance Committee of the Amery City Council is recommending that the city purchase a $55,000 alarm system for the public works department. A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system will be purchased to give earlier notification of failures in the water and sewer system. SCADA generally refers to an industrial computer system that monitors and controls a process. The system was discussed during a committee meeting May 9 as a way to help prevent or THURSDAY, 33, water 2222 system experilimit an SEPTEMBER event like the VOL.enced 131 NO. 19on www.moraminn.com $1.00 a cap blew off a February 21 when dead end water main near the Apple River on Griffin Street. The leak drained both of the city’s water towers, leading to a six hour period when the community was without water. An estimated one million gallons of water left the system quickly. City Clerk/Treasurer Fran Duncanson told the committee that the purchase of the system has been discussed for the past three years. Duncanson said that Public Works Superintendent Allen “Bones” McCarty had commented that the purchase of the system

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Commencement this weekend at Clayton, Clear Lake Members of the Class of 2018 from Clayton High School and Clear Lake High School will receive their diplomas at commencement ceremonies this weekend. Clayton will award diplomas to 27 students at commenceHoux ment ceremonies Saturday, May 19, 1

p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Strider Houx, son of Paul and Lisa Houx, is the valedictorian of the class; Lydia Goerdt, daughter of Scott and Nikki Goerdt, has been named salutatorian. Clear Lake will award diplomas to 56 students Goerdt at their commencement ceremonies Sunday,

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was not an immediate need. The cost of the system three years ago was $40,000. During last year’s budget process, the purchase of the system was considered but did not make the final budget. The cost last year was estimated at $50,000. The current bid is $55,000. Duncanson told the committee that most communities the size of Amery have a SCADA system in place. Alderperson Kris Vickers said that the system needs to be purchased to avoid a repeat of what happened in February. Alderman Tim Strohbusch asked if the city could borrow the funds from itself, with the general fund being repaid by the utility fund. Duncanson said that a loan would be the only way to make the purchase without immediately raising water and sewer rates. “It’s not going to get any cheaper,” Vickers commented. The city council will consider the purchase at their next meeting.

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Top graduating seniors Amery High School Principal Shawn Doerfler presented the members of the Class of 2018 graduating Suma Cum Laude at the Amery Community Club’s Past Presidents’ & Community Business Awards Banquet. They are, from left: Max Johnson, Emma Curtis, Dylan Clausen, Jenesis Gustafson, Michela Erickson, Adrianna Dietrich, Mitchell Kastanek, Myron Marko and Grace Grimm.

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and the final cost may be lower than the bid. The project was rebid after it was discovered that through a series of circumstances Pember Companies received information that was unavailable to the other three bidders, resulting in an unfair advantage. Hodkiewicz told the council that the project is slated to be completed by the end of July, two weeks later than the original bid.

Skywarn Spotter Training May 23 The National Weather Service in cooperation with Polk County Emergency Management and the Amery School District will host a Skywarn Spotter Class on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 for the Polk County business community.The class will start at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately a 2 hours This training will be held in the Auditorium at the Amery High School, 555 Minneapolis Ave. Amery, WI 54001 The Skywarn Spotter Class is designed to instruct individuals on the importance of early recognition and the identification of potential severe weather conditions. As a trained Skywarn Spotter you provide an important link in the chain of defense against severe weather hazards. This class is free of charge. Please call 715-485-9280 or email kathy@ co.polk.wi.us to register your group for this training.

‘Lotto Ladies’ claim $1 million prize A lucky group of women calling themselves the ‘Lotto Ladies’ are now a million dollars richer collectively. The ‘Lotto Ladies’ won the March 10 Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was purchased by the group from Dick’s Market in Amery. Congratulations to these twelve

lucky ladies: Jenny Karpenske of Amery Nicole Pettay of Amery Danielle Carlson of Amery Amy Forrest of Deer Park Michelle Anderson of Clear Lake Saheer Khoury of Amery Tracy Pett of Clear Lake Darla Bartschenfeld of Amery

Michelle Stoner of New Richmond Deanne LaBlanc of Clayton Mary Kieffer of Clear Lake Joy Silvis of Amery After splitting the winnings among themselves, each woman will take home $83,333.33 before taxes.

City to add disability insurance BY TOM STANGL TSTANGL@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

Full time employees of the City of Amery may soon have another benefit. The Finance Committee of the city council gave initial approval May 9 to add short term disability insurance coverage starting in January of 2019. City Administrator Kim Moore presented a bid from Noah Insurance for short term disability insurance for the city’s full time employees. The policy

will pay from 60 to 67 percent of an employee’s pay up to $1,000. If the disability is caused by an accident, payments begin on the first day. Payments begin on the eighth day if the disability is caused by an illness. Moore told the committee that when the city converted to a paid time off (PTO) system earlier this year, employees were allowed to carry over a maximum of 720 hours of time that could be used in lieu of short term disability coverage. If the city does purchase short term disability cov-

erage, the amount of carry over time allowed would be trimmed to 160 hours. Moore told the committee that public entities usually carry short term disability insurance coverage for full time police and firefighters. Since nearly all of Amery’s fire department is part time, they would not be covered. Committee chair Rick Davis said that the premiums, which range from $554 to $628 monthly, could be worked into next year’s budget.


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MAY 16 Celebrate Syttende Mai Moe Lutheran Church, north of Clear Lake on 45th Ave. East, will serve Scandinavian goodies baked by the church ladies at their annual Syttende Mai celebration. It all begins at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Shalia and Amber playing Scandinavian music. They will also have lefse for sale.

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MAY 19 Color Blast at Amery Congregational Church

Amery History Society to meet following program Amery Area History Society will hold its regular bimonthly meeting after a genealogy program starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21, at Amery Public Library. Chuck and Cheryl Williamson will speak about the history of mortuary science and cemeteries in northwest Wisconsin. They recently retired from Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services

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Color Blast is an untimed 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19. Runners/walkers of all ages will experience color blast zones where they’ll be doused in color! Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the blast off is at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Serenity Home Relocation Project.

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Empty Bowls raises over $8,000 The Empty Bowls event held April 19 raised over $8,000 to combat child hunger in Amery. Paul Oman painted an original work during the event which was purchased by Larry and Lorna Coleman, who donated the painting to Lien Elementary. Pictured are Cheryl Meyer-Lien Elementary School Principal, Paul Oman-Artist, Larry Coleman and Lorna Coleman.

in Amery. The program is sponsored by the Polk County Genealogical Society. The history meeting will follow. Events will take place in the Amery History Room at the library. The room is located on the lower level and is handicap accessible.

MAY 22 Veterans Benefits Forum in Amery Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7929 and Auxiliary is sponsoring a Veterans Benefits Forum on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. (18:30 hours) at Amery Classic Theatre, 118 Keller Ave. in Amery. All veteran service organiza-

tions are invited to attend. This is for veterans, their spouses, families, veteran’s widows and widowers. This forum is scheduled for 2 hours with a question and answer period at the end. There will also be VFW Service Officer Training for Post Service Officers.

MAY 28 Memorial Day Dinner East Immanuel Lutheran Church will hold their annual Memorial Day Dinner on Monday, May 28, serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ham dinner with salads and homemade pies is on the menu.

East Immanuel is located at 207 120th St., Amery.

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Pancake Extravaganza Wapo Bible Camp will hold their annual Memorial Day Pancake Extravaganza on Monday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bible Camp, 738 Hickory Pt. Ln, Amery. Enjoy buttermilk, Finnish, oven and “Cook’s Choice” pancakes. Load up with toppings, real maple syrup, sausae, fresh fruit and beverages. Free will donations are for camper scholarships. Also join them for Worship at the Wapo Beach on Sundays, May 27 through Sept. 2, at 9:20 a.m.

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May is flying by. The weather has finally returned to normal, the flowers and trees are blooming, graduation season is underway and gas prices have begun to creep up. Most of these things are welcome, with the exception of higher gasoline prices. I’m going to go on a rant here, so I apologize in advance. People who monitor these things report that the average national price for unleaded gasoline on May 10 was $2.84 a gallon. This price is 50 cents higher than last year. Forecasters believe gas prices will continue to rise before peaking in June at $2.97 a gallon. Gas is over $3.00 a gallon in some Publisher already areas of the nation. Tom Stangl We have grown accustomed to prices rising before Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer driving season. There’s the old chestnut about a supply concern as refineries stop production to switch from winter to summer fuel formulations. This is always good for an additional 10 – 20 cents a gallon price increase. But here’s what I don’t understand: if refineries know that they will be down for a while each spring, why not over produce before the conversion? Stay with me here, you will see a theme. Analysts say that the reason crude oil prices are rising is because Saudi Arabia and Russia have successfully limited their production, drying up some of the oversupply in the global market. It should also be noted that domestic oil production is setting records. According to a story by CNBC, “U.S. crude oil production broke 10 million barrels a day in November for the first time since production peaked in 1970, at the start of a decades long decline. The U.S. is the world’s third largest oil producer, and its status is growing. Russia is the largest, with about 11 million barrels a day.” So, we are producing more oil here than in nearly half a century, and prices continue to rise? I wasn’t good at economics, but I believe the rule is the larger the supply, the lower the price and vice versa. Oh, then there’s the recent development of investors purchasing oil and gas futures for a higher return on their investment. Speculation in the markets in the past has driven up the cost of oil and gasoline with no supply and demand indicators of a need for a higher price. You and I pay more money at the pump – money that we would have spent on other items – and eventually, the economy suffers. Did I mention that the president’s announcement of pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal caused oil prices to rise, even though our friends in Saudi Arabia are ready to make up the difference of the oil that Iran provides? Yes, that’s a thing. In short, we will all pay more for gasoline for no real apparent reason. As always, we will simply have to pay more and take it. It will take a while before the people who run things – people who never pay for their own gasoline or pump it – realize that they need to do something. If the president fancies himself the friend of the common man, here’s an opportunity to use his position to shame oil companies into less gouging. Don’t hold your breath, you will turn very blue waiting for that to happen. 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.

The work of our teachers From May 7 to May 11, communities across the nation recognized our educators during Teacher Appreciation Week. Private businesses offered instore discounts. Community members shared their thanks in person or on social media. Patty As a person who believes in Schachtner lifelong learn10th Senate ing and a proud graduate of District public schools, I also extend my gratitude. Teachers are creators, mentors, and influencers. They shape the next generation with essential knowledge and skills. They practice and teach the Wisconsin values we all share: civic engagement, hard work, fairness, and resilience. These are the values I see all the time when I travel across northwestern Wisconsin. In Polk County, I visited the Osceola Empty Bowls auction. Teachers guided our students in an impactful K-12 service project that focused on civic engagement, fairness, and community resilience.

Students made ceramic bowls and artwork to display and sell to community members. The funds were donated to the local food shelf and Heifer International, an organization that trains global families in sustainable farming practices.

Teachers are creators, mentors, and influencers. They shape the next generation with essential knowledge and skills. In my hometown of Somerset, I recognized Justin Rivard for his hard work creating the JustinKase – a school-safety device. The device works as a fast-acting door jamb that can be used during school emergencies. Justin was inspired during his shop class to create the JustinKase. Teachers help shape our children’s future, and they know firsthand what it means to be resilient. In recent years, we have asked our teachers to do more with less. In 2011, Governor Walker cut

more funding per student than any other governor in the country, leaving local taxpayers to make up the difference. A total of $792 million in direct aid to K-12 schools was eliminated. For many schools, this meant program cuts, fewer supplies, and larger classrooms. During this time, teachers stepped up. According to a Communities in Schools survey, 91 percent of teachers have used their own money to purchase school supplies, 54 percent provided meals, and 49 percent helped students get clothing. Values are more than mottos, but guidance stemming from our unique heritage. The product of these values can be seen in Osceola’s Empty Bowls auction. It can be seen in all of our communities. Moving beyond Teacher Appreciation Week, let us continue to recognize our teachers and their unique role in shaping our children’s future. Let us continue to be engaged, work hard, and practice fairness in our daily lives, just like our teachers do in theirs. State Senator Patty Schachtner represents Wisconsin’s tenth senate district. The district covers parts of Burnett, Dunn, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letter of Appreciation To the editor: Over the past years local law enforcement in the area has seen the tragedy of line of duty deaths hit to close to home, bringing the dangers and stresses of the job to the front lines. But due to the local support we have been able to maintain that line that we are called upon to protect and enforce. Especially in the last year, with the impact of a tornado, law enforcement was called upon to assist our community and I could not have been more proud of the work the effort they put forth. Also at times local your Law Enforcement Officers in Barron County and across the country are called upon to perform miracles and to do the impossible.

Why Regulations? At the scene of an automobile accident, they are expected to perform as doctors, paramedics, and traffic engineers. Responding to a domestic disturbance they are expected to perform as counselors and therapists, as well as keepers of the peace. Dealing with juveniles, they are expected to perform as parents, teachers, and sociologists. In the courtroom they are expected to be lawyers. If they do not perform with excellence every day, they risk complaints from the public, suits from disgruntled defendants, investigations by the news media, and even death when a life-threatening situation are not handled properly. Nevertheless, each day the men and women in law enforcement in

Barron County from dispatchers, jailers and patrol officers put on their uniform to serve the citizens of Barron County with honor and pride. With our dispatcher taking over 15,000 911 calls, our jail staff booking in over 2300 people in the jail and local law enforcement officers handling over 39000 calls we are honored to serve and protect you and your family. So on this week as we take time to remember all the fallen law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice please join me in Thanking all law enforcement in Barron County for the job they do each day. Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Woman’s Club offers scholarships To the editor: The Amery Woman’s club has two $1,000 scholarships available to women who are returning to school to complete or to begin their degrees. We refer to them as nontraditional scholarships. The nontraditional scholarship is based on financial need, as well as clearly defined goals, and an essay or letter describing how continued education will improve the woman’s life and her commu-

nity. The money may be used for tuition, books, child care or transportation. If you are someone or know of someone who lives or works in the Amery School District, is female and in need of financial help to attend an accredited college, university, technical college or other accredited post-secondary training to complete an undergraduate program, we encourage you to apply. If you live outside the

Amery School District but work in Amery, your application will be considered. However, preference will be given to the applicant who lives in the Amery School District. Applications and complete details are available at Amery Woman’s Club Facebook, www.amerywomansclub.com, or the Amery Public Library. Completed applications must be mailed by May 31, 2016. Julie Riemenschneider AWC Scholarship Chairman

The Dangers of Debt Politicians and commentators these days like to point to an array of threats to our constitutional system. There’s one, though, that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should: our national debt. We may not yet be in imminent danger of fiscal collapse, but we’re moving into uncharted waters. We are among the most indebted nations in the world, and it’s only getting worse. Thanks to our new tax law, we’re staring ahead at routine federal budget deficits north of $1 trillion each year — comComments pared to what now seems like a on Congress paltry $665 billion Lee Hamilton in 2017. As we look down the road to an aging population, rising entitlement costs, and skyrocketing interest payments, things promise to go from dismal to dire. In just five years, the head of the Congressional Budget Office warned a few weeks ago, we’ll be spending more on interest payments on the debt than we do on our entire military. By 2028, we’ll be closing in on $1 trillion in interest payments alone each year. We’re running these deficits at a time of full employment, when the economy is doing well. This is exactly the wrong time to be pressing on the accelerator, because when

the downturn comes — which, inevitably, it will — we won’t have room to maneuver. The problem is not quite that nobody’s talking about the debt in Washington. They are. But it’s not a productive discussion — especially among the politicians who will need to roll up their sleeves and tackle it. They give lip service to debt and deficit reduction, but for the most part, each party is trying to blame the other. This is not just a waste of time, it’s counter-productive. Because a problem of this duration, severity and complexity is not going to be solved without a bipartisan approach. Tackling deficits and the debt always takes a back seat to other priorities: tax cuts and spending increases of all kinds and descriptions. Politicians fall prey to the temptation of saying that economic growth will save us — whether it’s spurred by tax cuts or spending increases. We’ve been fed this line for decades, and it hasn’t worked out yet. To be sure, carefully targeted tax cuts and spending on investments in the economy’s underpinnings — infrastructure, say, or human development — can enhance economic growth. But we’ve had too much that was merely political fodder, and it’s done more harm than good. What do we do about all of this? “The time to repair the roof,” John F. Kennedy once said, “is when

the sun is shining.” That’s why it’s time right now, while the sun is shining on the economy, to repair our fiscal problems. We need to restrain the growth of spending, especially in entitlement programs. And we need to recognize that this most recent tax cut, with its fiscal stimulus and further explosion of debt, is exactly the wrong medicine. Like a lot of problems, the longer we wait to act, the larger and more disruptive the eventual solution will need to be. We’re probably in the most fiscally irresponsible period in recent American history. Debt is a major threat to our preeminence in the world, since it constrains our ability to steer the economy and react forcefully to unexpected events. How we deal with it will be a real test of our constitutional system and our political system. Can Congress and the President act against the popular grain to cut spending and raise taxes in the public interest? Can we, as citizens, demand credible action by our political leaders even when it hits us in our pocketbooks? What we need to do is no secret: we have to spend less and tax more. This is very hard to do. But the system is not self-correcting. Unless Americans demand action, we will continue down our current road until, at some point, the pavement ends and the wheels come off.

To the editor: President Trump is getting rid of many regulations. The reason Trump and his fellow Republicans have stated is that regulations cost jobs, increases product costs, and is bad for the economy. But is this true and how did we get rules and regulations. Regulations don’t start with government. Citizens organize to draw attention to what they consider either unsafe, unethical, unfair, or dangerous activities that businesses are practicing in businesses’ financial interest of maximizing profits. So one should ask is deregulation in our community or individual interest. During the Industrial Revolution’s early days, there were few regulations. Many businesses used exploitative techniques to prevent workers from leaving, as workers and their young children worked 12 hour days, 6 days a week for unfair wages that couldn’t support a family and under unsafe conditions with little or no breaks for rest or food. During this time, Owners and managers of businesses became extremely wealthy believing in the “fittest survived,” while exploiting the masses. Farmers were not paid fair wages, struggled under debt, and banks charged 20% to 50% for loans. With the advent of unions and determined people, regulations were put in place and work environment improved. As businesses develop, more opportunity for exploitation exists, so we continue to add regulations. Unethical business practices cause harm to people, animals, or the environment. Some may remember chemical runoff into the area lakes killing fish and preventing recreational use in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s and the Great Lakes’ problems today. Recently we can recall the ’08 banking crisis which Bush II bailed out just before he left office and we all paid for those mistakes, while big banks and hedge fund managers made millions each. So think twice about deregulating something that others have found a reason to fight for and win approval. Pam Caudy Amery, Wis.

ELECTED OFFICIALS Congressman Sean Duffy 7th Congressional District 1208 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515 • (202) 225-3365 or 502 2nd St., Suite 202, Hudson, WI 54016 • (715) 808-8160 duffy.house.gov/

U.S. Senator Ronald H. Johnson 328 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20515 • (202) 224-5323 www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/ contact

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin 717 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 • (202) 224-5653 www.baldwin.senate.gov/contact

Governor Scott Walker 115 East, State Capitol Bldg. Mailing address: P.O. Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707 • (608) 266-1212 • (608) 267-6790 (TTY) govgeneral@wisconsin.gov • www.wisgov.state. wi.us/

Rep. Adam Jarchow 28th Assembly District Room 19 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952 • Madison, WI 53708 (608) 267-2365 or 1-888-529-0028 • Fax (608) 282-3628 Rep.Jarchow@legis.wisconsin.gov

Senator Patty Schachtner 10th Senate District Room 3 South • State Capitol • Madison, WI 53707882 (608) 266-7745 Sen.Schachtner@legis.wisconsin.gov


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Barron County man sentenced to 5 Chetek man charged years on methamphetamine charge with exposing a child to harmful material

MADISON, WIS. -- Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Daniel Swessel, 33, Barron, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James Peterson to five years in federal prison for possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Swessel pleaded guilty to this charge on February 27, 2018.

On September 1, 2017, Swessel was arrested in Barron for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. During a search of his vehicle, law enforcement officers found approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine. On October 11, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Swessel’s residence in Barron. During the search, officers found over 190 grams of methamphetamine.

At the sentencing hearing, Judge Peterson found that Swessel was a threat to society based on his lengthy criminal history, which included assaults and drug offenses. The charge against Swessel was a result of an investigation conducted by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner.

Amery Police April Activity Report Incidents: ........................ 42 Total Abuse of Vulnerable Adults ....... 4 Criminal Damage to Property... 1 Disorderly Conduct ..................... 4 Disorderly Conduct on School Prop. ............................ 1 Domestic Abuse—Battery.......... 2 Domestic Abuse—Disorderly Conduct ........................................ 1 Drug Violations ........................... 5 Emergency Detention—Ch. 51 ... 1 Fraudulent Use of Financial Card ........................ 1 Juvenile Call................................ 2 Mentally Disturbed Person........ 2 Missing Person............................ 1 Obstructing an Officer ............... 1 Operating After Revocation...... 1

Theft ............................................. 2 Warrant Arrest ........................... 3 Calls for Service .......................423 Traffic Citations .........................50 Municipal Citations: ......... 6 Total Disorderly Conduct on School Prop. ............................ 1 Disturbance of Peace w/ MV................................ 1 Possess Controlled Substance ... 1 Possess Tobacco Products.......... 1 Truancy ....................................... 2 Accidents ..................................... 3 Parking Violations...................... 0 Other Department Assists ........26

Patrol Mileage .............. 5,222 mls. Foot & Bike Patrol ............13 hrs. Public Assists ............................24 Hours Spent Outside of Amery: Arrests and Transports ............. 2 Mutual aid PCSO and Other Departments..................................... 5 Investigations (Out) .................... 0 Administration ........................... 2 Trials/hearings (Out) ................ 0 Training/Education Hours: .....23 K-9 Activity: K-9 Activity .................................. 2 K-9 Sniffs ...................................... 4 Training Hours ........................... 7 Vehicle Registrations ................22 Vehicle Renewals .......................12 Vehicle Temp Plates.................... 5

Polk County Circuit Court Appearance date: April 10, 2018 Dennis K. Schrubbe, 71, Joliet, IL, speeding in 55 mph zone (16-19 mph), $200.50. Kennedy L. Simon, 53, Grantsburg, speeding in 55 mph zone (11-15 mph), $175.30. Bettylu M. Sybrandt, 31, Centuria, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. Bryan J. Teske, 51, Centuria, exceeding speed zones (20-24 mph), $225.70. Brittaney H. Thorsett, 30, Osceola, speeding in 55 mph zone (11-15 mph), $175.30. Garay Valazquez, 43, Clear Lake, non-registration of vehicle – auto <10,000 lbs., $175.30. Soua Vang, 41, St. Paul, MN, speeding in 55 mph zone (25-29 mph), $250.90. Richard L. Vilz, 37, Turtle Lake, dog at large, $100; dog at large, $100; dog at large, $100. Amanda J. Wagner, 33, Centuria, speeding in 55 mph zone (11-15 mph), $175.30; automobile following too closely, $200.50. James M. Wallace, 51, St. Croix Falls, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. Joshua R. Ward, 35, Osceola, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $175.30; vehicle operator fail to wear seat belt, $10. Noah W. Wisen, 24, Lauderdale, MN, fail to properly maintain tires and rims, $175.30. Alexander N. Zacholski, 34, Luck, speeding in 55 mph zone (175.30. Austin J. Zastrow, 20, Grantsburg, speeding in 55 mph zone

(1-10 mph), $175.30. Jason E. Zimmerman, 44, Edina, MN, fail to check traps and remove animals, $250.90.

Appearance date: April 17, 2018 Paul T. Armstrong III, 29, Balsam Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Berwin K. Badhorse, 41, Hillsdale, operating while suspended, $200.50. Wayne A. Boutain, 51, Centuria, operating while suspended, $200.50. Denise M. Boutain, 59,Centuria, non-registration of vehicle – auto <10,000 lbs., $175.30. Jayme L. Cooper, 43, New Richmond, operate without valid license (1st violation), $200.50; non-registration of vehicle – auto <10,000 lbs., $175.30. Nathan C. Cousins, 18, Centuria, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $175.30. Derek R. Degidio, 33, Amery, operating while suspended, $200.50. Michael J. Dibble, 33, Luck, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. Donald R. Dougherty, 75, Hinckley, MN, inattentive driving, $187.90. Tanya M. French, 38, Centuria, operating while suspended, $200.50. Dean J. Ganter, 23, Amery, speeding in 55 mph zone (16-19 mph), $200.50. Bobbi Jo E. Hubbell, 37, Milltown, operating motor vehicle

without proof of insurance, $10. Charles R. Hulteen, 55, Frederic, failure of operator to notify police of accident, $389.50. Eric S. Johnson, 53, Colfax, fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Caleb N. M. Ladwig, 18, Clayton, vehicle operator fail to wear seat belt, $10. Kelly J. Larson, 36, Amery, non-registration of vehicle – auto <10,000 lbs., $175.30; vehicle operator fail to wear seat belt, $10; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. Jasmine R. Marcyhan, 18, Frederic, exceeding speed zones (20-24 mph), $225.70. Eric W. Mattson, 26, Osceola, speeding in 55 mph zone (20-24 mph), $225.70. Leroy T. Parmeter, 35, Luck, operate without valid license (1st violation), $200.50; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. Cole A. Peckman, 21, Dresser, driving too fast for conditions, $213.10. Karlee M. Pitt, 28, Woodbury, MN, exceeding speed zones (16-19 mph), $200.50. Constance R. Souder, 66, Taylors Falls, MN, exceeding speed zones (16-19 mph), $200.50. Jo Anne L. Thompson, 62, Luck, fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Adrian J. Troff, 17, Amery, speeding in 55 mph zone (16-19 mph), $200.50. Mercy Weber, 37, Osceola, exceeding speed zones (11-15 mph), $175.30; vehicle operator fail to wear seat belt, $10.

On May 8, 2018, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department took Jameck Tolefree, 41, of Chetek, into custody for giving marijuana to a 13 year old girl and exposing the same girl to harmful sexually explicit material via text messages. Tolefree was charged with a felony count of exposing a child to harmful material, a felony count of exposing a child to harmful descriptions and a felony count of Tolefree bail jumping. Tolefree was out on bond from in Marathon County and Wood County with several other felonies. Tolefree is free on a $250.00 cash bond.

Polk County Arrests Chad E. Leggett, 47, Sioux Falls, SD, was arrested on May 4 for OWI 7th, warrant, resisting an officer and marijuana possession. Cody D. Jantz, 30, Dresser, was arrested on May 1 for a probation hold, possession of meth and meth paraphernalia. Benjamin C. Chouinard, 47, Turtle Lake, was arrested on April 30 for possession with intent THC, possession of paraphernalia, felon in possession of firearm X3, and possession of a machine gun. Larry L. Larsin, 77, Harris, MN, was arrested on May 2 for operating without CDL. Brian C. Ebert, 46, Osceola, was arrested on May 2 for disorderly conduct, battery, and felony bail jumping. Larry A. Mueller, 60, Clear Lake, was arrested on May 3 for misdemeanor battery. Benjamin R. Bleyle, 19, Amery, was arrested on May 3 for a warrant and bail jumping. He was also arrested on May 3 for a warrant for contempt of court. Shane R. Hall, 41, Osceola, was arrested on May 6 for domestic disorderly conduct. Morgan F. Wright, 17, Amery, was arrested on May 6 for misdemeanor domestic battery and disorderly conduct. Jason C. Olsen, 46, Centuria, was arrested on May 6 for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery simple. Joshua J. Skoug, 33, Osceola, was arrested on May 7 for bail jumping. Megan M. Lowe, 25, Luck, was arrested on May 4 for a warrant for failure to appear. Steven A. Mallory, 31, Cumberland, was arrested on May 4 for a probation hold. Robin R. Giller, 55, Centuria, was arrested on May 5 for disorderly conduct. Crystal R. Lindgren, 18, Balsam Lake, was arrested on May 5 for a warrant for failure to pay.

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Search warrant yields marijuana and automatic weapons BY TOM STANGL TSTANGL@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

Benjamin C. Chouinard, 47, of Turtle Lake has been charged with eight felonies and a misdemeanor after being arrested April 30 by the Polk County Sheriff’s department. A search warrant served at Chouinard’s residence turned up 10 pounds of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Chouinard related products and three firearms, including a machine gun with two suppressors/silencers. According to the criminal complaint, investigators conducting surveillance on a marijuana distribution operation in rural Turtle Lake observed a package known to contain

marijuana delivered to Chouinard’s residence. Chouinard was observed picking up the package and was found with the package when he was stopped by law enforcement. The package tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical in marijuana responsible for a euphoric high. The package weighed 4.43 pounds with packaging. The complaint states that during the search of Chouinard’s residence, investigators found multiple drug paraphernalia items, five pounds of THC edibles, a Taurus pistol, a Howa .308 rifle, a Mack 10 machine gun with two suppressors/silencers and $3,340 in cash. A large bag of marijuana was found in a detached garage that had not been tested or weighed. The machine gun was checked and was deemed able to fire with open bolt, an indication the weapon is a

machine gun. Investigators commented in the criminal complaint that the gun had a selector for semi automatic and automatic firing. Chouinard was convicted of a felony in Florida in 1990 and is not allowed to own firearms. Chouinard has been charged with possession of a machine gun, two charges of possession of a firearm silencer, three charges of possession of a firearm by an outstate felon, two charges of possession with intent to deliver THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug trafficking place. If convicted on all counts, Chouinard could face up to 71 years and seven months in prison and fines of up to $165,500. Chouinard is free on a $15,000 cash bond and will have a preliminary hearing on June 11.

Drug charges for Deer Park woman BY TOM STANGL TSTANGL@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

A traffic stop on April 25 has resulted in six charges against Barbara Dougard, 33, of Deer Park. According to the criminal Dougard complaint Dougard was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at 3rd Ave. and State Hwy 46. A search by a K-9 unit

from St. Croix County gave probable cause that methamphetamines were in the vehicle. The complaint states that Dougard had a locked black box in her possession that contained 6.20 grams of methamphetamine, a wrapped bubble pipe and several empty gem bags. A small amount of suspected methamphetamine was found inside Dougard’s body when she was booked at the jail. An investigator with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department says that com-

ments made at the scene made it clear that Dougard had just picked up meth in Minnesota and that she was planning on selling some of it. The complaint states that the traffic stop was part of an ongoing investigation. Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department have interviewed multiple people who stated that Dougard is dealing methamphetamine and has been doing so for some time. Dougard has been charged with possession with intent to deliver

methamphetamine, second offense; possession of methamphetamine, three counts of felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted on all counts, Dougard could be imprisoned for 33 years and seven months and fined $65,500. Since Dougard has a prior conviction for possession of marijuana in Sawyer County, her jail time could be increased by up to four years. Dougard remains in custody at the Polk County Jail. An arraignment is scheduled for May 22.

Crash leads to OWI 7 charges BY TOM STANGL TSTANGL@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

A Sioux Falls, South Dakota man remains in the Polk County Jail after a one vehicle accident on May 4 ended with several charges, including operating while intoxicated (OWI). Chad Leggett, 47, was found at the scene of a one car accident May 4 on 80th Street at 180th Ave. shortly Leggett after 7 p.m. An officer from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department found Leggett in the passenger seat of the vehicle. According to the police report, the

officer asked Leggett if he was the driver of the vehicle. “What does it matter?” was Leggett’s response. After smelling the odor of intoxicants, the officer asked Leggett to exit the vehicle. Leggett refused, telling the officer his name was Ryan. After confirming his identity by a booking photo from a prior arrest, Leggett was pulled out of the vehicle by police. Items found on Leggett led officers to believe he was under the influence of marijuana. After refusing to take field sobriety tests, Leggett was transported to St. Croix Regional Medical Center. Leggett refused to exit the vehicle and appeared to have passed out. Leggett locked all of his limbs while officers

were attempting to remove him from the squad car. According to the police report, Leggett continued to act unconscious while being read his rights and during a blood draw. After the blood draw was completed, Leggett reportedly woke up telling officers “I don’t want any blood draw stuff done, I don’t consent to it.” Leggett was held overnight at the hospital before being taken to the Polk County Jail, where he remains in custody. He has been charged with OWI 7, possession of marijuana and resisting an officer. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 22.

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Amery Police Report 05/04/18-05/10/18 05/04/18, 12:27 a.m., Suspicious activity 05/04/18, 01:00 p.m., ID theft report 05/04/18, 04:35 p.m., Juvenile call 05/04/18, 02:55 p.m., Mental health call 05/04/18, 08:37 p.m., Juvenile call 05/04/18, 09:24 p.m., Noise complaint 05/05/18, 02:53 a.m., Mental health call 05/05/18, 03:40 a.m., Assist citizen 05/05/18, 09:55 a.m., Assist citizen 05/05/18, 11:01 a.m., Animal control call 05/05/18, 12:45 p.m., Mental health call 05/05/18, 03:43 p.m., Motor vehicle vs. motorcycle accident 05/05/18, 05:50 p.m., Gas drive off 05/05/18, 11:40 p.m., Noise complaint 05/06/18, 12:26 a.m., Noise complaint 05/06/18, 01:15 p.m., Assist other agency 05/06/18, 04:30 p.m., Animal control call 05/06/18, 06:00 p.m., Assist other agency 05/06/18, 09:15 p.m., 911 hang up 05/07/18, 11:45 a.m., Juvenile call 05/07/18, 01:36 p.m., Drug activity report 05/07/18, 02:34 p.m., Traffic complaint 05/07/18, 02:00 p.m., Hit and run accident with unoccupied vehicle 05/07/18, 09:02 p.m., Assist citizen 05/08/18, 12:10 a.m., Assist other agency 05/08/18, 05:11 a.m., Suspicious activity 05/08/18, 10:32 a.m., Assist other agency 05/08/18, 12:19 p.m., Disturbance 05/08/18, 12:38 p.m., Welfare check 05/08/18, 02:17 p.m., Assist other agency 05/08/18, 09:09 p.m., Mental health call 05/08/18, 10:24 p.m., Animal control call 05/09/18, 01:26 p.m., Traffic complaint 05/09/18, 02:40 p.m., Gas drive off 05/09/18, 02:48 p.m., Assist other agency 05/09/18, 05:53 p.m., Harassment report 05/10/18, 01:13 a.m., Warrant arrest 05/10/18, 09:51 p.m., Mental health follow up call

Arrests: Amy P. Sevals, 42 of Clear Lake. Outstanding Warrant for St. Croix County

Polk County Circuit Court Appearance date: April 10, 2018 Christopher A. Nelson, 49, Somerset, operate snowmobile without trail sticker, $295. Jody A. Oberle, 36,

Menomonie, operate without carrying license, $150.10. Jeffrey J. Olson, 45, Clayton, fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Gerard F. Payne, 56, Scandia, MN, operating

motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. Kim R. Pearson, 53, Poplar, exceeding speed zones (25-29 mph), $250.90. Anthony L. Peterson, 26, Amery, operating

motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. Rosemarie Pettis, 56, Amery, non-registration of vehicle – auto <10,000 lbs., $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.

Mikala R. Rice, 20, Clayton, speeding in 55 mph zone (11-15 mph), $175.30. Brian S. Rivard, 45, Somerset, speeding in 55 mph zone (11-15 mph), $175.30.

Gloria M. Rolstad, 63, Milltown, fail to stop for unloading school bus, $326.50. Shelly R. Rullan, 39, Balsam Lake, speeding on semi-urban highway (30-34 mph), $295.


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Initial Work

The building operations for the new bank building to be erected and occupied by the Farmers and Merchants Bank of this place are underway. The excavation of the cellar is nearly completed by contractor Duval of this village, and Nels Framstad and son of Clear Lake, have commenced the foundation, and will have charge of the mason work until the building is completed. This is to be one of the most complete banking houses in this section.

105 Years Ago May 15, 1913 Drastic New Law Below is the new tobacco law, which recently became one of Wisconsin’s laws. “Every person who shall sell or give to any person under the age of 16 years a cigar, or tobacco of any form without the written consent of parent or guardian of such minor shall be punished by a fine not less than $10 or more than $25 for each offense, and every person under the age of 16 years who shall smoke or use cigarettes, cigars, or tobacco, on any public road, street, alley or park or other lands used for public place of business or amusement, except when in the company of a parent or guardian, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10 or by imprisonment for not exceeding 30 days.

95 Years Ago May 17, 1923 Falls From Auto While standing up in the back part of a car last Friday afternoon, Matt Christopherson, an Apple River farmer age 75 years, was thrown out as the car struck a rock. As a result he sustained several severe bruises, broken ribs and a badly fractured limb. He was taken to the Polk County Hospital where the fractures were reduced and he was made as comfortable as possible under the circumstances.

70 Years Ago May 13, 1948 Clayton Man Struck by Hit and Run Driver Erick Glowe of Clayton, was struck by a hit and run driver May 1, on county trunk J near the Oscar Westby farm. Mr. Glowe was struck while standing beside his car, which he had brought to a stop at the side of the road in order to check trouble, which had developed in the headlights. As he stepped from his pickup with a flash lantern on in his hand, he noticed a car coming from the rear. As it headed for him he hurriedly tried to shut the door and get around in front of his car, but before he could make it the car struck him, throwing him several feet.

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The driver stopped several yards from where he had struck Mr. Glowe and started to back up and in going past the Glowe car hit the back fender of it knocking off the license plate. Then, without stopping, the car turned and disappeared in the direction from which it came. The other occupants of the Glowe car were unable to read the license number of the machine. Another car came along later, helping Mr. Glowe and his family home. Mr. Glowe suffered a dislocated shoulder and severe injuries to his hand, besides being dazed and bruised.

Child Suffers Hands and Face Burns Janet, the small daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Witte, is recovering this week from first and second degree burns about the face and hands and her parents are thankful it was not worse. The burns were suffered Saturday evening when Janet opened a can of alcohol and threw some on a charcoal fire in the grill – as she had seen her father do to start the fire. Dr. and Mrs. Witte were in the kitchen of their home when they heard her scream and Dr. Witte got to her aid very quickly, putting out the flames by throwing her down and smothering them with his body. Janet had covered her face with her hands so the burns were confined to the tip of her nose, her hair and parts of her face not covered by her hands. Both hands were burned.

65 Years Ago May 14, 1953 Stricken Community Begins Cleanup On Mother’s Day, May 10, 1953, Amery was struck by the most disastrous tornado in its history. Throughout the years, many storms have struck other communities and the nearby country but all missed hitting Amery directly until the Mother’s Day storm. With three days elapsed since tornadic winds ripped through this community, insurance representatives, farmers and businessmen still hesitate to estimate the total damage. Indications are, however, that it will come close to the million-dollar mark before all claims are paid. This does not tell the complete story, for death and destruction rode hand-in-hand to climax with calamity an otherwise perfect Mother’s Day. Dead are Frank Novak of Amery, Mamie Dunbar (also known as Maloney) of Stanton, Marie Knipschield of Indian Creek, and Carl Hackelberg of Hertel. At present count, some 25 barns are complete ruins in this immediate area to say nothing of sheds, garages, homes and machinery. In the Indian Creek country, some 15 barns are down with five

Amery Devastated By Mother’s Day Tornado Havoc wrought by the tornado that hit Amery on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1953, is vividly shown here at the Oscar Johnson home on North Twin Lake. Much of the debris from the Al Granum home found its way across the street and imbedded itself into the home. In many places throughout the community, more roots were above ground than branches.

reported in McKinley, all Polk County.

Three Still Hospitalized Only three of the 11 people treated for injuries resulting from Sunday night’s tornado remained hospitalized today. They have all apparently progressed to the point where they are now beyond danger.

Many Cattle Killed in Demolished Barns One of the farms suffering a large cattle loss was that of Lawrence Markee, just north of No. 8 near Duren’s station. While final figures haven’t been checked with the owners, it is believed that seven or eight cattle were killed in the barn. At the Wm. Shafer farm, the freak wind took both ends out of the structure. “That’s to make it easy loading and unloading hay,” commented Bill this week.

Many Narrow Escapes From Fury Unidentified roofing, timbers and debris are being cleaned from the yards and homes around this stricken community. At the Henry Marquand home on South Street, Hank pulled his son and daughter from the entry just in time to see much of it blown away. Al Parrent’s home looks like it was hit directly by an A-bomb, while “Stub” Porter lost a room from his house. Joe Kopecky ended up with a boat in his living room following the blast. The boat sailed through the air with the greatest of ease. Several boats along the river

also found wings and sailed about the area making “like the birds.”

How Many Funnels Did You See? Chick Paulson was on his way home just as he observed a snout-shaped cloud hovering over the city. He watched the destruction from a vantage point just north of the Capital Hatchery. At Range observers claim that three separate funnel-like clouds were clearly visible at the time of the blow. Niles Fox could find only two such clouds from his place in south Amery.

Items Turn Up Missing Like so many like-winds, this one found some articles for people…and lost a great deal more. Bill Burman found a leather English horse saddle in the top of one of his blue spruce trees. The heavy, marble slab with “Webb and Griffin” inscribed on it that has adorned the Lincoln Cash Store building for the many past years is nowhere to be found. If that were to have fallen on someone – curtains. It weighed several hundred pounds. All property owners around this community lost their priceless trees.

Resort Goes Into Apple River It was not all barns, sheds and houses that suffered. The Ducklow Resort ended up with more than boats in the water along the Apple River north of Amery. They lost all their cabins and outbuildings with many falling into the river.

Escaping a tornado, which decimated their new home, the Al Granum family of Amery found much to be thankful for despite their tremendous loss in property. Busily engaged about the home just before the storm, Mr. and Mrs. Granum were unaware of their predicament until Al came rushing into the room shouting, “This is really something!” Mrs. Granum was bathing their three children, Gail 6, Sherry 4, and Lanny Jean, 2, as her husband dashed into the bathroom. Without lights and quite dark outside, with these words, Al grabbed Sherry thinking it was Lanny Jean and pinned her to the floor beneath him. Mrs. Granum saw the trees toppling towards the house and dashed out of the room to close the bedroom windows and a door leading to the porch. As she frantically ran back to the bedroom adjacent to the bathroom, the picture windows, chimney and debris followed at her heels. Finding Lanny Jean crying on the bed, she placed herself on top of her and called for Gail to join them – but such was not her good fortune. The tremendous vacuum created by the twister kept her right in the bathroom and it wasn’t until the storm subsided somewhat that she was able to move. With all the debris, glass, plaster, timbers and what-haveyou filling the area, the Granum family happily escaped almost unscathed.

60 Years Ago May 15, 1958 Deronda Joins Amery School District By a vote of 31 to 15, electors of the Deronda School approved the petition to integrate with the Amery high school district Tuesday evening. The meeting was originally called by the County School committee after they received a petition from 47 electors of the district asking for integration. At an informational meeting the vote was 19 to 16 against circulating such petition. Following the discussion and the vote of those present, the County School committee voted unanimously to set the district over into Amery Joint No. 5 effective July 1. Principal Lien assured those present at the meeting that the school would continue to operate; that music and speech correctionist services would be available. This marks the third rural school district to become integrated with the Amery system this year. Range and Pleasant View have already been set into the district.


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The Finance Committee of the Amery City Council approved spending $2,500 from the city’s rainyday fund to pay for new planters for downtown at their committee meeting May 9. The Parks and Recreation Committee has been seeking to coordinate the various groups involved in community beautification as a result of the death of two individuals who played an important role in the past for these efforts. Rob Bursik, owner of Dragonfly Gardens and Ted Zinn, retired florist, both died before the spring planting season. Last year in preparation for WCCO-TV’s “Goin’ to the Lake” segments, 16 additional planters were purchased and planted. In addition, 16 new self-watering baskets were purchased. These baskets are in addition to the baskets purchased by the Amery Community Club each year. The Community Club pays for their baskets and the Amery Woman’s Club is providing money to pay for flowers for the “Zinn planters” near in Soo Line Park. City staff water many, but not all, of the plants. Cheryl Clemens of Dragonfly Gardens attended the May 9 committee meeting to discuss the new self-watering baskets. Initially, there was some confusion about what the city was purchasing from Dragonfly Gardens. Some thought that the price difference of $2,500 was an increase in rates to fi ll the existing planters. Clemens told the committee that the $2,500 was for a one-time purchase of the new self-watering baskets. After the confusion was cleared up, deciding how to pay for the baskets was the next discussion. Committee chair Rick Davis wondered if tourism dollars could be used for the purchase. City Clerk/ Treasurer Fran Duncanson told the committee that the 30 percent of tourism money that is retained by the city is already allocated. Spending on the fireworks display for July 4 has been trimmed from $7,000 to $5,000 this year, shortening the 45-minute display by 10 – 15 minutes. With the city taking on the mowing of the cemetery this year, Duncanson was hesitant to take money from the Parks and Recreation fund, leaving the general fund or the rainy-day fund as the other two possible funding sources for the purchase. Since there are enough funds in the rainy-day fund to make the purchase, the committee voted to use the fund to make the purchase.

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Retirees honored Retiring and recently retired staff from the School District of Amery were recognized this week at a banquet in their honor. FRONT: Bill Peterson, 37.5 years, Director of Transportation & Grounds; Ramona Pickard, 29 years, Bus Driver; Laura Busse, 18 years, Elementary & Intermediate School Teacher. BACK: Cheryl Wesle, 23 years, Director of Pupil Services; Wanda Rimestad, 31 years, French Teacher; Marie Knutson, 16 years, Paraeducator; Sylvia Wien, 22 years, Secretary; Patricia Donahue, 35 years, Elementary Teacher.

Members of the Amery Lions Club take a moment to pose for a picture while taking the holiday display down last week. Picture, from left Mark Jacobson, Duane Riley, Gene Trend , Dave Bowman, Jeff Wydeven, Tyler Kilkoyne, Alan Walker, Larry Kresl and Carl Glocke.

Stand donation aids annual lighting display Gene Trenda, owner of Amery Welding & Fabrication, has designed and donated three unique “tree stands” that will aid an annual holiday lighting tradition in Amery. In November, the Amery Lions Club puts up three stands that form the outline of Christmas trees, complete with stars, in Flagpole Park across from North Twin Lake. Before this year,

poles and stakes were used to construct the lighted displays. Depending on the weather conditions, members of the Lions Club sometimes struggled securing the lights to the ground. This past November, the new tree stands were donated to the City of Amery for the Lions Club’s use with the display. Each stand consists of a 4-section ring with adjustable legs,

horizontal and angle braces bolted together for easy assembly and storage after taking them apart. The Amery Lions Club adds their telescoping poles and strings of LED Christmas lights to create the three “trees.” There are 12 strings of 20 lights each plus 20 for the star, a total of 260 lights per “tree.”


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Community Club honors volunteers, businesses at banquet The Amery Community Club held its seventh annual Past President’s Dinner and Community Business Awards Banquet Friday, May 11 at Cricket’s Banquet Center. A total of 86 nominees were honored with awards in 10 categories. Businesses marking milestone anniversaries were honored as well: Williamson-White Funeral Home - 130 years City of Amery - 125 years Bremer Bank - 100 years Northwest Communications - 120 years Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp - 70 years YMCA Camp Icaghowan - 70 years Arrow Building Center - 50 years Cahill Studios - 40 years Amery Discount Liquor - 30 years Family Eye Clinic - 30 years Dick’s Fresh Market - 20 years PhyllBeas - 5 years APRIL ZIEMER APRIL ZIEMER

Business of the Year Kay Hermann (center) of Outside -In Gift Shop accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby (left) and Community Club Treasurer Cheryl Meyer.

Educator of the Year Laura Badman (center) accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby (left) and Community Club Past President Dan Young.

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Business Renovation of the Year

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Music on the River

Doug Rinehart of Amery Express accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby.

Chairs of the Music on the River committee were recognized. From left: Tom Bensen, Sally Klevgard, Amery Community Club President Shari Overby, Ed Flanum and Community Club Past President. Dan Young.

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Ed Flanum (center) accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby (left) and Community Club Director Tom Hartmann.

Todd Cunningham (center) of Amery Farm & Home Hardware accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby (left) and Community Club Treasurer Cheryl Meyer.

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Healthcare Professional of the Year Randy Olson accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby.

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Mayor’s Award Paul Shafer accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby (left) and Amery Mayor Paul Isakson.

Chanz Green accepts the award from Community Club President Shari Overby (left) and Community Club Director Tom Hartmann.

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Dr. Darold Niccum (left) received the award from Community Club President Shari Overby. Niccum also received a red sportcoat that is given to Community Club presidents when they begin their term. The jackets were adopted in 1977, a year after Niccum’s term as president ended.

Josh and April Ziemer accept the award from Community Club President Shari Overby (left) and Community Club Past President Dan Young.

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Commercial Promotions Chairs Sarah Flanum and Pam Humpal (center) received the award from Community Club Past President Dan Young and Community Club President Shari Overby.


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AREA CHURCHES AMERY FREE LUTHERAN, 1 mile west of golf course on CTH F, Eric Christenson, pastor www.ameryflc.org Every Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School for ages 3-103; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Many small group Bible Studies are held during the week. Call the church office for details 715-268-9218 APPLE RIVER COMMUNITY, 942 Hwy. 8, Amery Justin Hosking, pastor Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. Wednesday: 10 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 5:30 p.m. OneWay Club. Friday: 8:45 a.m. M.O.P.S. BALSAM LUTHERAN, 1115 Mains Crossing, Amery, Dan Watland, pastor Wednesday, May 16: 6 p.m. Confirmation class. Sunday, May 20: 8:30 a.m. Youth Sessions; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship; 10:15 a.m. Holy Worship. Tuesday, May 22: 8:30 a.m. Quilting at Elim. CENTERPOINT, 740 Maple Drive, St. Croix Falls (High school) Dick Enerson, pastor Sunday: 10-11:15 a.m. 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, St. Croix Falls Jack Philips, evangelist Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 10:45 a.m. Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study and Devotions. CLEAR LAKE UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. Meal for all; 6 p.m. Church school. CONGREGATIONAL, 201 N. Harriman Ave., Amery Barry Schaefer, pastor Wednesday, May 16: 11 a.m. Family Table Meal; 3:30 p.m. Homework & Hangout; 5:30 p.m. Confo Class; 5:30 p.m. Blessing of the Pets; 5:45 p.m. Family Dinner - grilling out; 6:30 p.m. WOW/Youth Group; 7 p.m. Money Management. Thursday, May 17: 8:15 a.m. Ministerium; 9:30 a.m. Senior Dining Hall opens; 5 p.m. Women’s Bible Study. Friday, May 18: 9 a.m. Pastoral Leaders; 9:30 a.m. Senior Dining Hall opens. Saturday, May 19: 9 a.m. Color Blast; 6 p.m. Confo Banquet. Sunday, May 20: 10 a.m. Worship service/Confirmation/ Last day of Sunday school; 11:15 a.m. Congregational Giving meeting. Monday, May 21: 9:30 a.m. Senior Dining hall opens; 7 p.m. Boy Scouts. Tuesday, May 22: 6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 9:30 a.m. Senior Dining Hall opens; 10 a.m. Bible Study. DEER PARK UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Worship. DERONDA LUTHERAN, 1239 65th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, May 16: 10 a.m. Staff meeting; 1 p.m. Pastor Lori at Memory Care; 2 p.m. Pastor Lori at Willow Ridge; 3 p.m. Pastor Lori at Golden Age Manor. Thursday, May 17: 9 a.m. Deronda Quilting; 2 p.m. Staff meeting. Saturday, May 19: 8 a.m. Men in Mission at Deronda. Sunday, May 20: 8 a.m. Little Falls worship; 9:30 a.m. Trinity worship with Congregational meeting following; 11 a.m. Deronda worship. Tuesday, May 22: 5-7 p.m. Gather Meal at Deronda. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.deronda church.net EAST BALSAM BAPTIST, 1816 108th St./CTH I, Balsam Lake, Gabriel Brennan, pastor www.eastbalsam.org 715-857-5411 Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship service; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday: Women’s Ministry; 9 a.m. Bible Study. EAST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, south of Amery on Hwy. 46 then west on 20th Ave., Kathy Pennington, pastor Sunday, May 20: 9:30 a.m. GIFT; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Tuesday, May 22: 9 a.m. Quilting. EAST LINCOLN ALLIANCE, 735 70th Ave., Amery 715-268-2350 www.eastlincolnalliance.com Eric Danielson and Randy Schussman, pastors Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting; 9 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship; 9:30 a.m. 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 p.m. every Wednesday.

EL SALEM BAPTIST/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER, Dresser, Darryl R. Olson, pastor Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:35 a.m. Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study. ELIM LUTHERAN, Range, Dan Watland, pastor Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Worship. Holy Communion 2nd and 3rd Sundays. Council 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m. 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 a.m. Sunday worship; Communion first and last Sunday. Sunday school has changed to J.A.M. (Jesus & Me) Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA), 134 Prentice St. S, Clayton Margaret Grant, pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school; 9:45 a.m. Worship; 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 p.m. Mission Quilting Tuesdays 9 a.m. FIRST LUTHERAN, 240 Elm St., Amery Tim Bjorge, pastor Thursday, May 17: 8 a.m. Bible Study here; 8:30 a.m. Quilters; 9:30 a.m. Ruth Circle, Gerri Bieniasz Smith hosts; 7 p.m. Al Anon. Sunday, May 20: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Choir. Monday, May 21: 6-10 p.m. AR Quilt Guild. Tuesday, May 22: 7:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. FIRST LUTHERAN (LCMC), 811 South Ave. W, Clear Lake www.firstluthclearlake.com Bryan S. Anderson, pastor Wednesday, May 16: 6:15 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. 9th Grade Confirmation. Saturday, May 19: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study. Sunday, May 20: 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship with communion; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship; 10 a.m. Traditional worship with communion; 11 a.m. Fellowship. Monday, May 21: 7 p.m. Evening Grace Circle at church. Tuesday, May 22: 9 a.m. Quilting. FIRST PRESYTERIAN, 719 Nevada St., St. Croix Falls Barbara Anne Keely, pastor Sunday: 10:15 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship; 11 a.m. Worship. FOREST UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 11 a.m. Worship.

The Least of Your Brothers

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” —Matthew 25:40 NIV

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FULL GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE, Graytown Merlin Burton, pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. 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 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday. GRACE LUTHERAN - WELS, 460 4th St., Clear Lake, Ellery W. Groth, pastor 715-491-4330 Sunday service 8:30 a.m. Bible Class Thursday morning 10 a.m. Ladies Aid 2nd Thursday of month 2:30 p.m. HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX, 511 1st St., Clayton, 715-948-2493 htoc@amerytel.net Chris Wojcik, pastor Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 1606 165th Ave., Centuria, on CTH I between Balsam Lake and Centuria Freddie Kirk, pastor Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Worship. IMMANUEL EV. LUTHERAN (LCMS), 124 E. Church St., Clayton ImmLCLCMS@centurytel.net 715-541-2955 Gregory Becker, pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Divine Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Family Christian Education. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, 65th Ave., rural Clayton Margaret Grant, pastor Immanuel: 8:30 a.m. Worship. JOURNEY CHURCH, 131 Broadway St., Amery Derek Downs, Lead Pastor 715-268-2223 www.journeychurch.city Sunday: Worship service 9-10:15 a.m.; SS for all ages from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Moms in Prayer. Wednesday night programs; free family dinner begins at 5:45 p.m.; Kids Club (ages pre K-5th grade) and DW Youth Group (grades 6th-12th) follow from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Saturday: 7-8 a.m. Men’s Bible Study at the Journey Church Teen Center.

t can be tempting to judge ourselves by how we respond to those who treat us well. It’s easy to be kind to those who are kind to us. But perhaps a more accurate moral assessment can be made by looking at how we respond to those who treat us poorly. There are many ways in which people can mistreat us, from lying to us, to insulting us, to ignoring us, to stealing from us, and even to abusing us physically or emotionally. How we respond to these insults is probably the best measure of our character. How we behave in times of health and prosperity says very little about us. How we behave in times of sickness and adversity speaks volumes about our character. Courage stands out on the battlefield when bullets are flying and not during target practice. So perhaps at the end of each day we should reflect on how we treated those difficult co-workers or clients, and how we dealt with the people we consider unworthy of our kindness. Thank God for the opportunity to test your mettle by giving you difficult people in your daily life. They truly are the least of your brothers. – Christopher Simon

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AREA CHURCHES CONTINUED ... LITTLE FALLS LUTHERAN, 1272 44th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, May 16: 10 a.m. Staff meeting; 1 p.m. Pastor Lori at Memory Care; 2 p.m. Pastor Lori at Willow Ridge; 3 p.m. Pastor Lori at Golden Age Manor. Thursday, May 17: 9 a.m. Little Falls Bible Study Women; 5 p.m. Little Falls Salad Supper. Saturday, May 19: 8 a.m. Men in Mission at Deronda. Sunday, May 20: 8 a.m. Little Falls worship; 9:30 a.m. Trinity worship; 11 a.m. Deronda worship. Tuesday, May 22: 5-7 p.m. Gather Meal at Deronda. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.little fallschurch.net LIVING WORD CHAPEL, Hwy 64 at Forest Randy Dean, pastor Sunday: 8:45-9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10 am. Main service. Wednesday: 7:30 pm. Adults and Teen Ministry. MENNONITE CHURCH, 1681 6 1/2 St., Co. Hwy. P North, Almena, 715-357-3321 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school, all ages; 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service; 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening service. MOE LUTHERAN (ELCA), 451 30th St., Clear Lake Sunday: 10 a.m. Fellowship; 11 a.m. Worship; Potluck lunch 2nd Sunday. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 p.m. Women’s Bible Study 2nd Thursday 1:30 p.m. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY, Amery Craig Jorgenson, pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Prayer. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Youth; 7 p.m. Adult Bible. OTTERCREEK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Glenwood City Civic Center, Jason Taylor, pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship; Children’s church, childcare provided. Wednesday Night Prayer. OUR LADY OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC, Balsam Lake Father Eugene Murphy, pastor Masses: Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN, 217 Deronda St., Amery Keith Ruehlow, pastor Wednesday, May 16: 12 p.m. Table Talk Men; 1:30 p.m. Special Friends; 5 p.m Confirmation Cafe; 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class 7 & 8; 6:15 p.m. Evening Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Youth BRB; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Mentor Night Thursday, May 17: 8:30 a.m. Bible Study. Sunday, May 20: 9 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 10:15 a.m. Graduate Recognition Tuesday, May 22: Quilting. PRAIRIEVIEW COVENANT, 1396 210th Ave. (2 miles north of New Richmond on 65) Tim Coyer, pastor www.prairieviewchurch.net Sunday: Sunday School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m., Nursery care available; Coffee/fellowship after worship service. Wednesday: Family Night, Worship/Groups for all ages 6-7:30 p.m. REDEEMER LUTHERAN, 600 S. Keller Ave., Amery Tom Hahn, pastor Wednesday, May 16: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation. Thursday, May 17: 8:15 a.m. Amery Ministerium at St. Joseph’s. Sunday, May 20: 9:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship. REEVE EVANGELICAL FREE, Jct. Barron CTH K & A, Clear Lake, www.reevechurch.org Sunday: 9 am. Worship service; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship Time. Wednesday nights: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 a.m. Worship. Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Morning Prayer 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:15 ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 201 N. Adams, St. Croix Falls 715-483-1113 Sunday: 10 a.m. First, second and third Sunday, 715-5533386. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC, Clear Lake, Fr. John Long, pastor Mass: 8 a.m. Wednesday. Mass: 8 a.m. Thursday. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Confirmation at West Immanuel Lutheran Church Confirmation Sunday was held on April 29, 2018 at West Immanuel Lutheran Church. Front row: Lilly Backes, Amanda Steffen, Tia Foster, Chloe Hermansen, Erik Fansler, and Emily DeMoe. Back row: Lisa Martinson, Pastor Rexford Brandt, Matthew Rud, Raeann Lehman, Victoria Greene, and Zachary Mork.

AREA CHURCHES CONTINUED ... ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC, 1050 Keller Ave. N, Amery Father Eugene Murphy 715-268-7717 www.stjosephamery.org Weekly Mass, Communion service schedule: Saturday 4 p.m. Mass. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. Tuesday 9 a.m. Communion Service. Wednesday 9 a.m. Mass. Thursday: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays, Communion Service is held at local nursing homes. Friday 9 a.m. Communion Service. Special events: Thursday, May 16: 9:30 a.m. Staff meeting; 6 p.m. Cemetery Clean up at Stanton; Thursday, May 17: 6:30 p.m. GriefShare; Sunday, May 20: Graduate Blessing during Mass; Tuesday, May 22: 7 p.m. Finance Council meeting. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, Forest, John Wilman, pastor Thursday, May 17: 1:30 p.m. Bible Study. Sunday, May 20: 8 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 9 a.m. Fellowship. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, Deer Park, John Wilman, pastor Sunday, May 20: 9 a.m. Fellowship; 9:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. Tuesday, May 22: 6:30 p.m 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 a.m.; Church 11 a.m. Midweek Service: Wednesday 7 p.m. Call Head Elder for location in winter months. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (Mormons), 644 S. 6th St., Barron Chapel 715-537-3679 Bishop Kenneth Konesky 715-7190283 Sunday: Sacrament 10 a.m.; Sunday School/Primary 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood/Relief Society 12:10 p.m.

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TRINITY LUTHERAN of Garfield, 1578 85th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, May 16: 9 a.m. Trinity Quilting; 10 a.m. Staff meeting; 1 p.m Pastor Lori at Memory Care; 2 p.m. Pastor Lori at Willow Ridge; 3 p.m. Pastor Lori at Golden Age Manor. Saturday, May 19: 8 a.m. Men in Mission at Deronda. Sunday, May 20: 8 a.m. Little Falls worship; 9:30 a.m. Trinity worship; 11 a.m. Deronda worship. Tuesday, May 22: 5-7 p.m. Gather Meal at Deronda. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.trinity lutheranchurchofamery.com UNITED COVENANT, 348 5th St. NW, Clear Lake Dan Pearson, pastor Wednesday, May 16: 6 p.m. CREW; 6:30 p.m. Worship Team 3. Friday, May 18: PULSE Twin Cities Event. Sunday, May 20: 8:45 a.m. Sunday school/Confirmation; 9:30 a.m. Worship Team 3; 10 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m. Friendship Builders at Ridgeview. Monday, May 21: 5 p.m. Grief Support Group at Margaret Peterson’.s Tuesday, May 22: 8 am. Sweet Hour of Prayer. UNITED METHODIST, GLENHILLS PARISH Marybeth Scow, pastor Emerald UMC: 8:30 a.m. Worship with Sunday school. Glenwood City UMC: 9:45 a.m. Worship with Sunday school. Downing UMC: 11 a.m. Worship with Sunday school. WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, ELCA, 447 180th St., Osceola, Rexford D. Brandt, pastor Wednesday, May 16: 9 a.m. Men’s Work Group; 7 p.m. Baccalaureate at Peace Lutheran. Sunday, May 20: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 9 a.m. Coffee Hour. Monday, May 14: 6 p.m. Spring Cemetery clean up (rain date May 21). Tuesday, May 15: 7 p.m. Church Council meeting. WORD OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP, Clear Lake Patricia and Harlen Wienke, pastors Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Tuesday: 9 a.m. Healing Rooms by appointment. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study.


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Michael John Dasler died 29 April 2018 at New Harmony Care Center in St. Paul, MN. Born 27 March 1954 in Amery, WI to Herb and Rosli Dasler, Mike spent a lot of his life investigating, analyzing, taking apart, and putting back together computers and their programs. Machines were a fun challenge to him. Mike graduated from Amery HS with the class of 1972 and especially enjoyed band and music, math, and managing wrestling squads. He studied at the University of Wisconsin and for years worked the night shift at computer labs of the University of Minnesota, later contracting with businesses and corporations to revamp their software. He loved snow and water skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving, cooking, and gardening—especially raspberries. Books and discussion of ethics, spiritual issues, and paths to peace of mind gave him real pleasure. A few blocks from his house, Mike discovered some years back the Salvation Army Citadel whose community offered him great comfort and a place to volunteer as a cook, study, worship, and find dear friends. Mike is survived by his sister Emilie and husband Wayne Lee of Star Prairie, WI with their children Brenda and husband Roger Turner, Bryce and wife Alicia with baby Merritt, and Barbara—also sister Wendy and husband Ron Johnson of Corvallis, OR. Family also to Michael are Luis and Nanci Yanes of St. Paul. We are grateful for the loving care Mike received from outstanding staff at New Harmony Care Center his last few months and to groups of the ACoA who knew and supported Mike. A memorial service will be held for Michael at 11am on Monday, 21 May at the Salvation Army Citadel / 407 7th St. W / St. Paul, MN 55102. Please send gifts in his memory to them.

Dale L. Junkans, age 82 of Clear Lake, WI, died on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery. Dale Louis Junkans was born on July 5, 1935 in Star Prairie, WI, the son of Louis and Olive (Johnson) Junkans. He grew up in the Clear Lake area, was baptized and confirmed at Moe Lutheran Church and attended Clear Lake schools. When Dale was 17 years old, he purchased his first can milk truck business from Bob and Mary Benson. Over the years he bought out other routes and expanded to bulk tank route deliveries. On April 19, 1958, Dale eloped with Fay Olson and they were married in Mason City, Iowa. Together they operated dairy farms in and around Clear Lake for many years and raised four children, Dean Diann, Jane and Michael. After retiring from milk route deliveries and selling the dairy farm in 1995, Dale and Fay went to work at Fleet Farm in Oakdale, MN. They also drove and delivered vehicles all over the country for Johnson Motors. Dale was an avid reader and self educated in farming, business and investments. He was also an active member of the United Covenant Church in Clear Lake. Dale loved visiting with people and could rattle off countless Ole and Lena Jokes. He and Fay also enjoyed camping and traveling across the country in their RV. Together they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in April at the Golden Age Manor where he had been a resident for the past year. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Olive Junkans; brother Richard Junkans; and sister Elsie Linnell. Survived by wife, Fay Junkans of Clear Lake; sons and daughters, Dean (Tammie) Junkans of St. Paul, MN, Diann (Patrick) Hinke of Burnsville, MN, Jane (William) Boyd of Aurora, IL, and Michael Junkans of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Erin (Carson) King, Kristin Hinke, Sarah Boyd, Jonathan Boyd, Daniel Junkans, and Kolton Junkans; great grandson, Graydon King; sister, Kay (Ken) Amundsen of Amery; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers. Funeral Service was on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the United Covenant Church in Clear Lake, with Rev. Dan Pearson officiating. Music was provided by Margaret Peterson. Visitation was on Saturday at the United Covenant Church. Casketbearers were Erin King, Carson King, Kristin Hinke, Patrick Hinke, Sarah Boyd, William Boyd, Jonathan Boyd, Daniel Junkans, and Kolton Junkans, with Interment in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Scheuermann - Hammer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Clear Lake, handled the arrangements. www.clearlakefuneralhome.com

Theodore S. Curtis, age 91, died May 10, 2018 in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. He was born in Glenwood City, the son of Steve and Marie (Lenzen) Curtis. Ted was a devoted husband to Beulah Miller for 68 years and a loving father of Debbie (Larry) Lenzen of Minneapolis, Tom Curtis of Madison, Barb (Dave) Oswald of Cottage Grove and Dan (Debbie) Curtis of Elkhorn. He adored his grandchildren Shelly, Brandon, Alyssa, Brooke, Caitlin, Courteney and Grace. He is also survived by his brother; Jack (Iris) Curtis, Steve (Marilyn) Curtis, Bill (Carol) Curtis, Bob Curtis and sister-inlaw, Beverly Curtis. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jim Curtis and sister, Rosemary Bittorf. Ted graduated from Clayton High School in 1944. He worked for 37 years at Cutler-Hammer/Eaton. Ted was a WWII Veteran and an active member of AmVets Post 61. He was an avid Packer and Brewer fan and loved listening to country and old time music. For over 20 years Ted and Beulah spent winters in sunny Arizona where they enjoyed dancing and playing cards. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband and father. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin on Thursday, May 17th, 2018; 11:00 am. with Father Tom Tompson officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Turtle Lake, WI. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Skinner Funeral home in Turtle Lake and for 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family.

Glen R. Collins Glen Richard Collins age 71, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Glen was born on May 28, 1946 in Brainerd, MN and was adopted to his parents, Hilding and Ethel Collins in July of 1948. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. He grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and spent many summers on Bear Trap Lake. After graduating from High School Glen entered the United States Navy where he saw all but 2 countries before he was honorably discharged. In his free time he loved to go golfing, hunting, fishing, working on race cars and woodworking. He was a member of the Balsam Lutheran Church and the Amery VFW Post #7929. Glen is survived by his wife, Betty; a step-daughter, Christine Stream; a step-son, Howard (Heather) Stream; 5 grandchildren, Tristian, Nycole (Dane), Tylor, Aricka and Annika Stream; great-grandchildren, Aiydden, Arianna and Xander Stream; 2 brothers, Richard (Ellen) Gast and Richard Chase; a brotherin-law, Charlie Falkowski; 2 very special friends, Corriene Sullivan and OJ Aune. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Linda Falkowski. Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Balsam Lutheran Church in Amery, Wisconsin with Pastor Dan Watland officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday at the Church. A private Family Interment will take place at a later date. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com Arrangements were entrusted to the WilliamsonWhite Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin 54001.

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REGULAR AMERY CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS April 4th, 2018 The Amery City Council met for a Regular meeting on April 4, 2018 at City Hall. Mayor Kay Erickson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Present: Erickson, Sharon Paulson, Rick Davis, Kristen Vicker, Rick Van Blaricom, and Julie Riemenschneider. Excused: Tim Strohbusch Staff present: Kim Moore, Frances Duncanson, Tom Marson, Dale Koehler, Bones McCarty, Amy Stormberg, Joe Vierkandt. Others present: Larry Stelter, Bob Zank, Tom Stangl, Tom Hartman, Michael Simonson, Tom Revnew, Justin Hosking, Paul Justice, Sarah Flanum, Erik Henningsgard from SEH, Nicole Hodkiewicz from Cooper Engineering, Eric Danielson, and several fifth graders. Clerk Duncanson conducted roll call. Sharon Paulson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Motion by Vicker and seconded by Paulson to approve the minutes of March 7th, 2018 Council Meeting. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Officers Reports City Administrator - Moore: Kwik Trip has a pre-construction meeting at City Hall coming up. Moore attended the Jorgenson Field softball and DOT Keller Ave road diet meetings. Police Chief - Marson: Presents the March report. Winter parking is still in effect until April 15th. Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week with siren testing on Thursday. Asst. Chief Vierkandt gave a short presentation on April being Sexual Assault Awareness month. The “No More” campaign has teal ribbons and buttons to encourage awareness of sexual assault. DPW Director - McCarty: The recent snowfall has been putting other projects on hold such as hydrant flushing. The storm sewer is sagging on Griffin Street. The pre-construction meeting on the Flagpole Park lift station is soon. The sewer extension on Center Street is coming up when weather permits. People who have been running water can now turn it off. Fire Chief - Koehler: The monthly report highlights the I Am Responding grant through Polk County. It is a secondary way to page the Dept. and includes 911 mapping. Koehler is President of the Polk County Fire Chief’s group and attended a recent MABAS meeting. Kohler also commended a group of new young firefighters who are completing training. Clerk-Treasurer - Duncanson: Commented on the recent election with 588 voters, a 40% turnout. City poll workers were praised for their hard work and late night counting write-in votes. Library Director - Stromberg: The highlight of April will be the Wisconsin Remembers exhibit honoring Vietnam veterans at the library. In May there will be special needs story time. The new Youth Services Librarian starts work soon. Circulation is up over last year at this time. Committee Reports Public Works - Riemenschneider: The Committee met regarding the Bike Trail Study and Industrial Park road development. Peter Henry is heading up the Bike Trail task force. Updates on the pending Granum Boat Landing and SCADA systems projects were reviewed. Finance - Davis: The Committee met last week on several closed session personnel items. Amery Golf Course manager Darcy Lorsung requested the City continue $10,000 a year in financial assistance to the Course. The Committee will not consider this until budget time. The Committee recommended deferring the special assessments on the Whispering Waters development from Justin Hosking to new owner Jason Whitley. Parks - Van Blaricom: The Committee talked about Jorgenson Field and the City taking a more active role in its management as City property. The Committee accepted a proposal to add a wheelchair swing to North Park near the pavilions to give disabled people the opportunity to further enjoy the park. Paulson is fund raising and Worn Again, the Amery Woman’s Club and Amery Lions have contributed. The Committee also got updates on the Granum Boat Landing and North Park bathroom projects. Old Business Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Riemenschneider to approve Resolution 2018-04 to borrow $110,000 from Westconsin Credit Union for the Fire Brush Truck purchase. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Vicker and seconded by Paulson to approve the RFP for City Strategic Planning and to proceed with sending it out. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion

carried. New Business Motion by Davis and seconded by Van Blaricom to table the Bike Trail Study plan until a public presentation could be held. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Davis and seconded by Van Blaricom to proceed with the planning process of the new South Industrial Park road. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Paulson to award the low bid from Pember Excavating for the Granum Boat Landing Project. Ayes-5 Nays0 Motion carried. Motion by Vicker and seconded by Davis to approve the Kwik Trip Lease Agreement. Ayes-5 Nays0 Motion carried. Motion by Davis and seconded by Van Blaricom to extend the terms of deferred special assessments of the Whispering Waters developers agreement from Justin Hosking to Jason Whitley. Ayes-5 Nays0 Motion carried. Motion Van Blaricom and seconded by Riemenschneider to accept the MABAS Agreement Addendum on behalf of the City of Amery for the Amery Ambulance Service. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. There were no questions from the public regarding agenda items. Mayor Erickson read aloud a statement of thanks to City staff, Dept. heads, Council, and citizens for permitting her to serve them over the past years. Motion by Riemenschneider and seconded by Vicker to go in to closed session proceedings at 6:08 p.m. under WI §19.85 (1) (f) (g) to consider financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons except where par. (b) applies which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations and to confer 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. Roll call vote: Ayes-Riemenschneider, Vicker, Davis, Van Blaricom, Paulson Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Vicker to come out of closed session proceedings at 7:02 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes-Riemenschneider, Vicker, Davis, Van Blaricom, Paulson Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Davis and seconded by Vicker to approve a payout to Allen McCarty for PTO down to 520 hours at the rate of $20.00 an hour in either compensation, deferred compensation retirement, or HSA contribution. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Vicker to adjourn at 7:04 p.m. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Frances Duncanson, City Clerk-Treasurer AMERY SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Wednesday April 18, 2018 The Amery City Council met for a Special Organizational meeting on Wednesday April 18th, 2018 at City Hall. Mayor Paul Isakson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Present: Isakson, Rick Davis, Julie Riemenschneider, Sarah Flanum, Rick Van Blaricom, and Tim Strohbusch. Excused: Kristen Vicker Staff present: Kim Moore, Frances Duncanson, and Bones McCarty. Others present: Nicole Hodkiewicz from Cooper Engineering, Tom Stangl from the Amery Free Press, and Bob Zank from WPCA. Mayor Isakson led the Pledge of Allegiance. City of Amery Organizational Meeting Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Davis to approve Committee and Commission Appointments as listed with re-numbering. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Riemenschneider and seconded by Davis to designate the Official Newspaper as the Amery Free Press. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Riemenschneider to designate all local Depository Institutions for City funds. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Davis and seconded by Van Blaricom to approve Tim Strohbusch as Council President. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Riemenschneider and seconded by

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Strohbusch to approve Craig Moriak as Building Inspector. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Davis to approve Allen McCarty as Weed Commissioner. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Riemenschneider and seconded by Van Blaricom to approve Jeff Mahoney as Safety Coordinator. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. The Poet Laureate item was table until Mayor Isakson could speak to LaMoine MacLaughlin about it the matter. Mayor Isakson suggested the City make an appointment to the advisory board Polk County is appointing for the Stower Trail. There were no motions made and no action taken. Nicole Hodkiewicz of Cooper Engineering commented on a series of events regarding the Granum Boat Landing project bid. There was an error in the bid ad leading to a change in the award schedule. The bids were opened March 28th and awarded to Pember Excavating on April 4th. It was discovered Pember Excavating contacted Cooper Engineering and got some misinformation from a staff engineer not familiar with project. This lead to an unbalanced bid advantage. All of the bid packages were then sent back to contractors as rejected due to an unfair bid. Hodkiewicz advised re-bidding the project to open bids May 8th and awarding the bid at a Special meeting on May 9th. Cooper Engineering will absorb the cost of re-bidding the project. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Riemenschneider to rescind the Granum Boat Landing Bid Award to Pember Excavating. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Davis to re-bid the Granum Boat Landing project. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Riemenschneider and seconded by Davis to adjourn at 5:24 p.m. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Frances Duncanson City Clerk-Treasurer SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS April 24th, 2018 The Amery City Council met for a Special Meeting on April 24th, 2018 at City Hall. Mayor Paul Isakson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Present: Isakson, Tim Strohbusch, Kristen Vicker, Julie Riemenschneider, Sarah Flanum, and Rick Davis Excused: Rick Van Blaricom Staff present: Kim Moore, Frances Duncanson, and Bones McCarty Others present: Tom Stangl of the Amery Free Press Clerk Duncanson took roll call. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Vicker to approve an amendment to the 2018 City budget to decrease the expense line items Bucket Truck by $65,000, Rainy Day Fund by $50,000, Election Equipment CIP by $28,452, and City Hall CIP by $10,000. Roll call vote: Ayes-Strohbusch, Vicker, Riemenschneider, Flanum, Davis. Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Vicker to adjourn at 5:12 p.m. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Frances Duncanson, City Clerk-Treasurer

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High School Graduations, coming soon will be AFP Lake Edition, Amery Trail Days What a beautiful weekend! It would have been a great opportunity to get some projects done around the house and yard but instead I played all weekend! It started with the Amery Community Pounding Club’s Award Banthe quet on Friday night. Pavement It was a fun night. Congratulations to all Pam Humpal the individuals and businesses that were presented awards. Saturday and Sunday I kept busy with soccer, flower shopping, eating, playing ball, and eating some more but the best part was spending time with

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It’s Graduation time! Hard to believe how fast the school years go by…I’m sure the parents of the graduates are thinking the very same thing. Congratulations graduates as you enter the next chapter of your life. Included in this issue you will find a special Graduation section with photos and information of graduates from Amery, Clayton and Clear Lake. Thank you to the school personnel, graduates and parents for your assistance in gathering this information. And speaking of graduations, last week, my niece, Cassidy, graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling. We are all very

“Meet Your Amery Business”…this week’s featured business is Golden Age Manor. They offer a caring environment for your loved ones plus many activities throughout the day to keep everyone involved. This is National Nursing Home Week. Please take a moment to visit the residents…it will put a smile on your face and theirs.

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This is also National Police Week. Hats off to all the officers for your service and dedication…you are very much appreciated. Thank You! The Annual AFP Lake Edition will be published on Tuesday, May 29. The Lake Edition goes to our regular subscribers plus also hand delivered around Lake Wapogasset, Bear Trap Lake and Lake Magnor. It is a great opportunity for area businesses to inform our readers of their services, products, activities, specials, hours, etc. 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 Wednesday, May 23. The 23rd Annual Amery Trail Days is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. The event is sponsored by the Amery Community Club and the Amery Free Press. Friday will kick-off the weekend with Community Wide Garage Sales. Anyone who places a garage sale ad in the Amery Free Press for Friday, June 1, will have their sale placed on the special map in the paper. To be included on the map please let us know by Wednesday, May 23. Trail Days continue on Saturday, June 2, with a Fly-In Breakfast at the

Amery Airport, Bike Ride/Walk on the Stower Trail, Petting Zoo, FREE Fishing Day, FREE Ice Cream Cones, FREE Blood Pressure Check, Amery Fire Trucks on display, and much more. A list of events and times can be found on the back page of this week’s Tab. Happy Birthday wishes this week to our son, Ryan, on May 16. It’s amazing how fast those years go by. Enjoy your special day! Also, Happy Birthday to my nephew, Parker, who will be 4 years old on May 19, and to my niece, Delilah, who will be 5 years old on May 22. Have fun kids! With the goofy weather conditions it seems like we just got started with the high school Spring sports and now it is time to think about tournaments. Good Luck to everyone as you begin your games/meets for playoffs… *Track-May 21 *Tennis-May 21/22 *Golf-May 22/23 *Softball-May 22 *Baseball-May 24 What??? Memorial Day Weekend is already next week??? Ok everyone, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the moment. All those little and big projects will get done…sooner or even later! Have a great week!

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Amery baseball stays just ahead of Prescott BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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Pake Brown gets ready to swing.

Amery’s baseball team got back on the winning track on May 8 with a 4-3 home victory over Prescott in a game in which the Warriors never trailed. Amery (6-4) broke into the scoring column in the bottom of the third inning as Max Kempf drove in Jeremiah Sillman with a sacrifice fly to right field. Then Brett Forrest scored on a Ryan Van Blaricom single to right field. After giving up a game-tying two-run play in the top of the fourth, the Warriors regained control in the bottom of the inning as Sam Fornengo scored on a Conner Engebretson ground ball to first base and Sillman scored on an error. Amery outhit Prescott, 9-5 as Sillman was the only player to record a multi-base hit. Sillman finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Kempf went 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Forrest was 2-for-4 and scored one run. Van Blaricom had one hit and one RBI. Fornengo notched one hit and one run. Engebretson tallied one hit, one walk and one RBI. Grady Martin got the win and Brett Forrest, the save. Martin pitched six innings striking out five batters and walking five while giving up three hits and two runs (none earned). Forrest struck out two batters and walked one in one inning on the mound. He scattered two hits and one earned run.

White goal preserves tie with Osceola BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s girls soccer team couldn’t have asked for closer competition on March 30 as it took on neighboring rival Osceola and finished in a 1-1 tie. Amery Coach Melissa Hanson described it as a “great back and forth game” in which Osceola was able to take the lead with a goal in the 15th minute. Sixteen minutes later, however, Amery senior Cami White tied things up off of an assist from Libby Braaten. “Both defensive lines and goalkeepers played great with junior Addie Tollakson playing a complete game,” Coach Hanson said.

Baldwin-Woodville slips past Amery softball BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s hot streak came to an end on May 11 as its softball team lost a tough 2-5 game to Baldwin-Woodville. The Warriors (8-5-1) were held to just five hits in the contest, with Madelyn Granica notching two of them in three trips to the plate. Both hits were multi-base shots as she recorded a tri-

ple and a double, and she also scored one of the team’s two runs. Alyssa Kehler smacked a double of her own. Also recording hits were Myah Carlson and Abby Schmidt. Scoring the other Amery run was Julia Englebretson. Autumn Rivard took the loss after giving up five hits and two earned runs in four innings on the mound. She also struck out two batters and

walked four. Granica pitched two innings, giving up two hits and one earned run while striking out three batters. The Blackhawks improved to 10-3 and sit in the number two spot in the Middle Border Conference standings while Amery slipped to the No. 4 spot in the MBC.

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Warriors extend winning streak to four games BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

With a 5-3 Middle Border Conference victory over New Richmond on May 10, the Amery softball team recorded its fourth straight victory and improved its record to 8-4-1 on the season. The Warriors outhit the Tigers, 9-4, with Julia Englebretson being the only Warrior with multiple hits. Englebretson hit 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and one runs scored. Madelyn Granica and Autumn Rivard each recorded a double. Also earning hits for Amery were Myah Carlson, Alyssa Koehler, Ella Schmidt, Drew Granica and Drew Meyer. Koehler, Ella Schmidt, Rivard and Abby Schmidt each scored one run. Madelyn Granica was awarded the win after pitching one hitless inning that included one strikeout and one walk. Rivard scattered Abby Schmidt connects at the plate. four hits, three runs, four strikeouts and four walks in five innings on the mound.

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Julia Engebretsen scores a run.

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Amery’s girls’ soccer team had its work cut out for it on May 7 when it traveled to Hayward and lost a 0-3 battle to the Hurricanes. “Hayward is always a tough team to play, especially on the road,” said Amery Coach Melissa Hanson. “We had an evenly matched game, but Hayward had a few more chances, and they put three away.” With the loss, Amery’s record fell to 3-3-1.

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Amery baseball shelled in Rice Lake BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Coming off a big win three days earlier against Grantsburg, the Amery baseball team wasn’t able to repeat its success on May 7 when it traveled to Rice Lake and lost, 2-15, in four and a half innings. The visiting Warriors fell behind 0-8 to the hosting Warriors in the first two innings before finally breaking into the scoring column in the top of the third when Ryan Van Blaricom scored on a wild pitch. However, Amery walked four of Rice Lake’s next five batters, setting the stage for another 4 run inning by the home Warriors. Amery struck again in the top of the fourth inning as Van Blarican hit a line drive to left field, driving in Conner Engebretson. Amery was outhit 3-13 and

gave up four multi-base hits and 10 walks. Van Blaricom finished with a single, walk, RBI and run. Hunter Kuhn also hit 1-for-2 and Engebretson was 1-for-2 with one run. Four different Amery pitchers took the mound for one inning each. Mac Smith took the loss after striking out one batter and giving up two walks, four hits and three earned runs. Van Blaricom allowed six earned runs after walking four batters and giving up four hits. Camden Smith allowed three earned runs while giving up one hit and three walks. Jeremiah Sillman struck out one batter, walked one and gave up four hits and two earned runs. Amery 001 10 - 2 Rice Lake 444 3x - 15

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McAdam Smith wins up. Smith took the loss.

Osceola homer steals momentum from Warriors BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

When Conner Engebretson stole home in the top of the third inning in the first game of a double header against Osceola on May 11, it appeared for most of the game that that might just have been the deciding factor in the low scoring affair. However, a sixth inning Osceola home run stole his thunder and opened the door for the Chieftains to record a walk off RBI single in the seventh. Osceola outhit Amery 6-2 as Brett Forest recorded both of Amery’s hits - in three at bats. Forrest also led Amery’s defensive effort, pitching six innings where he struck out five batters, walked one and allowed two earned runs. Amery 001 000 0 - 1 Dylan Clausen at the mound. Osceola 000 001 1 - 2

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Conner Engebretson is safe at home plate.

Amery softball shellacs Saints, 30-4 BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s offense padded its stats in game one of a softball doubleheader with St. Croix Falls on May 12 as it racked up 20 hits and 22 RBI in a 30-4 victory. Three different Warriors recorded three hits each and a total of seven Amery players finished with multiple hits. Madelyn Granica put her power on display, smashing two home runs in five at bats and racking up five RBI and three runs along the way.

Ella Schmidt also hit a home run in a 3-for-5 outing at the plate that included three RBI and four runs scored. Myah Carson went 2-for-2 with a home run, RBI and three runs. Also having solid nights with the bat were Drew Granica (3-for-5, double, 2 RBI, 3 runs), Autumn Rivard (3-for-3, 4 RBI, three runs), Abby Schmidt (2-for4, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 3 runs) and Julia Englebretson (2-for-2, 1 double, 2 RBI, 4 runs). Rivard was the winning pitcher, striking out six batters, walking four, and scattering four hits and one earned run in five innings.

Warriors smash three homers in blowout win BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s softball team picked up a 16-1 non-conference victory over River Falls on May 4, collecting 19 hits along the way. Among those hits where home runs by Myah Carlson, Madelyn Granica and Autumn Rivard, two doubles by Abby Schmidt and one double each from Alyssa Koehler, Julia Englebretson and Rachel Fouks. Schmidt finished a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and three runs

scored. Rivard went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored. Englebretsen also hit 3-for-4 and added two RBI and two runs. Granica was 3-for-4 with four RBI and one run. Carlson earned two RBI and scored one run. Drew Granica picked up and RBI and two runs on a one hit night for her. Earning the victory from the mound was Rivard, who pitched five innings, scattering four hits, two walks and six strikeouts.


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No. 3 doubles gets gritty win, pushes Warriors past Altoona BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

May 8 was an exciting night for the Amery boys tennis team after it picked up a thrilling 4-3 victory over Altoona. “Altoona has very strong players at the top of their singles and doubles line up. Our guys worked hard and played well,” said Amery Coach Tanya Julson. While that wasn’t quite enough in the No. 1 singles, No. 1 doubles and No. 2 double matches, the Warriors made up the difference in the bottom of both lineups. At No. 2 singles, Tommy Oman defeated Andy Hoff, 6-1, 6-0. Luke

Julson added a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Alex Becker at No. 3 singles. Daniel Marquand earned a 6-0, 6-3 win over Jack Ives in the No. 4 singles match. And Max Johnson and Jacob Oman, pushed the Warriors over the hump with a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 No. 3 doubles victory. “The depth in our line up helped us gain the team win,” Coach Julson said. “No. 3 doubles had a marathon match and pulled out a very important win for the team. They battled for 3 long sets using excellent team work of strong serves and great volleys at the net to win many points.”

Granica gets win, smashes softball BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery upped its defensive game and maintained powerful offense in the nightcap of its May 12 softball doubleheader with St. Croix Falls as it shut out the Saints, 16-0. Madelyn Granica struck out seven batters in four innings while giving up just three hits to earn the win. She also did plenty of heavy lifting at the plate, where she hit a home run and two triples in a 3-for-4 outing that resulted in two RBI and three runs scored.

Alyssa Koehler also had a strong night, hitting 4-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs. Abby Schmidt home run and was walked three times. She also tallied one RBI and two runs. Drew Granica homered in her only at bat of the game and Myah Carlson hit two doubles and was walked once while going 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs. MacKenzie Mike was also solid with the bat, hitting 2-for-4 with two RBI andone run. Drew Myer recorded a hit, walk, RBI and two runs. Overall, the Warriors outhit the Saints, 14-3.

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Junior Captain Olivia Braaten threads the ball through two Spooner players.

Braatens shine in win over Spooner/Shell Lake

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May Day was a big day for the Amery girls’ soccer team as it defeated Spooner/Shell Lake, 3-1, to improve to 2-2-1. “Amery put together some great passing sequences and set up some great chances on goal,” said Amery Coach Melissa Hanson. Senior Cami White opened scoring with an assist from

freshman Hannah Bottolfson in the 26th minute. The Warriors than extended their lead by two goals in the second half with what Coach Hanson calls “the Braaten Connection.” Junior Olivia Braaten scored an unassisted goal in the 48th minute. Then, freshman Libby Braaten scored in the 49th minute with an assist from her sister Olivia.

Spooner/Shell Lake closed out the scoring with a goal in the 58th minute. “The goalkeepers both played great games,” Coach Hanson said. “S/SL’s goalkeeper had a tremendous game, making some amazing saves, and Amery’s Addie Tollakson saved a penalty kick attempt along with some other great saves.”

Amery comeback falls short in nightcap BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

It was a game of constant comeback rallies in game two of the May 11th baseball doubleheader between Middle Border Conference rivals Amery and Osceola. The Cheiftains struck first and were able to hold off two Amery surges to secure the 6-4 victory. A two-run homer in the top of the third inning gave Osceola a 4-0 advantage, but Amery rallied back to negate those runs in the bottom of the inning as Mac Smith scored on a Ryan Van Blaricom fielder’s choice and Van Blaricom crossed home plate on a Alec Stern single to center field. A fifth inning two-RBI single increased Osceola’s lead to 6-2. But Amery did not give up and scored tow of its own in the bottom of the fifth as Dylan Clausen reached base on a passed ball,

scoring Stern. Then Grady Martin scored on a Pake Brown walk. But the rally fell short as the next batter grounded out, ending the game. Osceola outhit Amery, 10-4, while recording a home run and a triple. Stern was the only Amery batter to record multiple hits as he finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run. Also tallying one single each were Van Blaricom, Martin, Hunter Kuhn, Smith and Lance Hiltner. Sam Fornengo took the loss, pitching three innings and striking out two batters while giving up hix hits and three earned runs. Clausen pitched 2 innings, allowing four hits and one earned run. Osceola 112 02 - 6 Amery 002 02 - 4

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Freshman Hannah Bottolfson gets into position to move the ball forward.

Soccer team shuts out B-W BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s girls soccer team pushed itself past the .500 mark with a 2-0 victory over Baldwin-Woodville on May

3. The Warriors (3-2-1) managed to get on the scoreboard in the first half as junior Olivia Braaten scored off an assist from her sister Libby. Then senior Cami

White added a second-half insurance goal as freshman Hannah Bottolfson assisted. Junior goalkeeper Addie Tollakson earned the shutout victory.


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Amery tennis takes two from Regis BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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Junior Captain Allison Oman with a lateral move in an attempt to steal the ball.

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Senior Captain Michaela Erickson looks for her chance to steal the ball.

Warrior soccer drops nailbiter to Regis BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

With a 1-2 loss to Eau Claire Regis on May 10, the Amery girls’ soccer team fell to 3-5-1 on the season. Regis built a 2-0 lead with goals in the 17th and 72nd minutes, but

Amery finished strong as Cami White scored in the 87th minute off of an assist by Alexa Diekman. “It was an evenly matched game,” said Amery Coach Melissa Hanson. “Amery had the edge in possession and passing in the first half, and Regis had a slight edge in the second half. I was very proud

of the way we communicated, passed and created scoring opportunities. We really pulled together after a tough stretch of games and played well. We are getting better, and I’m excited to see how we move forward next week.”

Amery’s boys’ tennis team met up with a tough Eau Claire Regis squad recently and lost a 2-5 decision to the Ramblers. The Warriors’ victories came at No. 1 and No, 2 singles. Noah Rademaker won the No. 1 singles match with a 6-0, 7-6 (3) victory over Nati Raehl. And Tommy Oman defeated Tucker Comero in the No. 2 singles match, 6-3, 6-2. “Both players were Tommy Oman readies for the on fire,” said Amery serve. Coach Tanya Julson. “They both used excellent strategy to set up points and would get to the net to finish it.” Both Luke Julson (No. 3 singles) and Daniel Marquand (No. 4 singles) lost their first sets by scores of 4-6 and neither were able to record a game victory in their second sets. Luke Julson’s match was cut short due to illness. “The doubles teams played well and had many close games but weren’t able to win the important points,” Coach Julson said. None of the Amery doubles teams were able to record more than two wins in any given set. “This was a big match for all the guys,” Coach Julson said. “It was our final dual before tournament time.”

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Junior Grace Long pursuing the ball along the end line.

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Sophomore Libby Braaten looks to make a steal.

Barron shuts out Amery soccer BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s girls’ soccer team played strong defense in the first half of its May 8 showdown with Barron/Cumberland but saw

things slip away in the second half, giving way to an 0-3 loss. The Warriors held Barron/Cumberland scoreless before intermission. “Barron/Cumberland played a good game,” said Amery Coach

Melissa Hanson. “They beat us to the ball and found a way to score. Despite our many chances, we could not get the ball in the back of the net, their defensive line and goalkeeper had a great game.”

Amery extended its softball winning streak to three games on May 8 when it shut out Somerset, 4-0. Madelyn Granica hit 2-for-3

with a triple, one RBI and two runs scored to lead the Amery (7-4-1) offense. Myah Carlson also contributing a triple and an RBI. Rachel Fouks pitched in a double and n RBI. Also finishing with one hit and one run

Amery Golf 5-16 MBC @ New Richmond 5-22 WIAA Regional @ Rice Lake

Amery Softball 5-15 vs. Prescott – doubleheader 5-17 @ Ellsworth

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Rivard throws no hitter against Somerset BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

5-15 vs. New Richmond – doubleheader 5-17 @ Ellsworth 5-18 @ Prescott 5-21 vs. Luck 5-22 vs. St. Croix Central

each were Autumn Rivard and Drew Granica. Rivard pitched all five innings, striking out seven and walking two to get the no-hitter.

5-15 @ New Richmond 5-17 vs. Spooner 5-22 vs. Somerset

Amery Tennis 5-15 Tourney @ Baldwin-Woodville

Amery Track 5-15 MBC @ Osceola 5-21 WIAA Regional @ Amery

Clayton-Turtle Lake Baseball 5-15 vs. Unity @ Tur-

tle Lake 5-17 @ Shell Lake – doubleheader 5-21 vs. Clear Lake 5-22 vs. Elmwood/ Plum City

Clayton – Turtle Lake Softball 5-15 vs. Unity @ Turtle Lake 5-17 @ Shell Lake – doubleheader

Turtle Lake – Clayton Track 5-15 Conference @ Frederic

Clear Lake Baseball 5-15 vs. Birchwood 5-17 vs. Cameron 5-22 vs. Northwood

Clear Lake Golf 5-17 Conference @ Rice Lake

Clear Lake Softball 5-15 vs. Birchwood 5-18 vs. Northwood

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Monson, Eiynck victorious at Rice Lake Invite BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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Lydia Monson trimmed more than 45 seconds from her seed time to win the girls 2-mile run with a time of 12:20.41 at the May 8 Rice Lake Track and Field Invitational. Meanwhile, Dylan Eiynck topped the field of boys 800-meter runners at the 12-team meet with a time of 2:05.42. The Warriors placed fifth overall among the boys teams and seventh among girls teams. Claiming second place individually for the girls were Ella Williamson (high jump, 4-10) and Grace Grimm (pole vault, 10-00). Alexis Werle was third in the girls’ 200-meter dash (28.27 seconds) while Shane Johnns was second runner up in the boys’ discus throw (131-01). Jenesis Gustafson placed fourth in the girls’ shot put with a toss of 31-05. Canyon Schwartz earned fourth place in the boys’ pole vault by clearing 11-06. Amery was also fourth in the boys 4x400-meter relay (3:43.70). Team Scores Girls Osceola 97, Chippewa Falls 95.5, St. Croix Falls 94, Northwester 85, Bloomer 76, Rice Lake 69, Amery 57, Cameron 41, Superior 41, Barron 24, Unity 11.5, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 7 Boys Rice Lake 152, Superior 70, Northwestern 67, St. Crix Falls 65.50, Amery 59, Barron 58, Chippewa Falls 53, Bloomer 52, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 47.5, Unity 39, Osceola 34, Cameron 5

Clear Lake boys’ track wins Larry Z Invite BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Clear Lake’s boys track and field team put together a team championship effort at the May 10 Larry Z Invitational in Boyceville, earning nearly 50 points more than runner up Turtle Lake/ Clayton. The Warriors had a strong showing in the boys’ 100-meter dash where Conner Schramski won the event in 11.94 seconds and Josh Levra grabbed third (12.30 seconds). Schramski added a second title in the 200-meter dash with a winning time of 24 seconds. Turtle Lake/Clayton’s Thomas Hoffman took third (24.66 seconds). Hoffman got his turn in at the front in 400-meter dash where he recorded winning time of 53.99 seconds. Clear Lake’s Isaac Pearson was second at 54.74 seconds. TL/C’s Kent Nonemacher won the boys’ 1,600-meter run in 4:57.79 while Clear Lake’s Adam Loenser was third (5:15.62). Nonemacher and Loenser claimed the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively in the 3,200-meter run with times of 10:53.43 and 11:19.72. All four relays belonged to Clear Lake as the Warriors won the 4x100 in 48.03 seconds, the 4x200 in 1:44.53, the 4x400 in 3:53.33 and the 4x800 in 9:16.09. TL/C was third in the 4x100 (57.51) and 4x800 (11:01.28). Clear Lake’s Jared Fritz

and Joe Espeseth swept the top two spots, respectively, in the shot put with tosses of 36-03.75 and 35-10.50. TL/C claimed the next two places in the event as Brett Juleff tossed the shot 35-06.50 and Trent Keppen recorded a throw of 34-04. Espeseth also placed second in the discus throw (118-07) while Keppen was third (150-09). TL/C’s Caden Torgerson was second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.88 seconds) and long jump (19-06.75) and won the high jump (6-02) and triple jump (40-03.75). Earning second place for the Warriors in the 800-meter run was Kincaid Hughes (2:23.27). Clear Lake’s Sean Singh placed third in the 110-meter hurdles (17.60 seconds) and 300 meter hurdles (46.70 seconds) while Pearson placed third in the pole vault (9-00). Levra was third in the long jump (19-03.50). Wyatt Hase and Ivan Ruble occupied the No. 2 and 3 spots in the triple jump with distances of 35-11.50 and 34-03.25, respectively. On the girls’ side, Clear Lake finished third and Turtle Lake/Clayton, fifth of seven teams. Clear Lake’s girls 4x100-meter relay team placed first with a time of 57.60 seconds and was followed by runner up Turtle Lake/Clayton at 57.83 seconds. TL/C also grabbed

a second place finish in the girl’s 4x200 (2:04.69) while Clear Lake earned third place (2:06.16). Clear Lake’s 4x400 team was second with a time of 4:58.18 and its 4x800 team emerged the champion, stopping the clock at 11:22.51. The lone individual champion from Turtle Lake/ Clayton was Makayla Fagerlin (200-meter dash, 30.53 seconds). Clear Lake had one runner up in Rachel Sanftner (100 hurdles, 20.33 seconds). Claiming second for Turtle Lake/Clayton was Alison Johnson in the 800-meter run (2:36.20) and triple jump (27-07.50). Third place finishers included TL/C’s Falecia Monio (100-meter dash, 14.75 seconds) and Destiny Greeley (300 hurdles, 59.67 seconds), and Clear Lake’s Natalie Kreier (mile run, 6:17.11 / 2-mile run, 13:36.89) and Rachel Santftner (pole vault, 6-06). Team Scores Girls Boycevill 106, Spring Valley 93, Clear Lake 88, Prairie Farm 84, Turtle Lake/Clayton 83, Cornell/Lake Holcombe 73, Elmwood/Plum City 72 Boys Clear Lake 184, Turtle Lake/Clayton 138, Spring Valley 92, Boyceville 88, Elmwood/Plum City 48, Cornell/ Lake Holcombe 46, Prairie Farm 26

Kincaid Hughes passes the baton to anchor Isaac Pearson in the 1600M relay. The Warriors took first in the event.

Senior Sean Singh crosses the finish line. Singh anchored Clear Lake’s 800M relay team that took first at the meet.

Warrior sophomore Natalie Kreier placed third in both the 1600M and 3200M runs.


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Amery boys take team title in Glenwood City BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s boys’ and girls track and field teams brought home a lot of hardware from their meet in Glenwood City on May 10 as they collected seven first place finishes, 10 seconds and five thirds. To top it off, the boys’ team earned the overall team title while the girls placed third at the seven-team meet.

Amery’s champions in the girls’ arena were Marlee Dietrich (100 hurdles, 17.54 seconds), Megan Osero (4x800, 10:57.73), Grace Springett (4x800), Mary Johnson (4x800), Lydia Monson (4x800), Grace Grimm (pole vault, 9-00) and Zoey Matthews (discus throw, 97-10). On the boys’ side, it was Gus Wentz (200 meter dash, 23.82 seconds), Jude Ingham (mile run, 4:44.30) and Mason Helbig

(high jump, 5-06) taking top honors. Claiming runner up finishes were Monson (400, 1:05.47), Ella Williamson (girls high jump, 4-10), Addie Dietrich (girls long jump, 15-02), Hannah Elmer (girls discus throw, 97-10), Wentz (100 meter dash, 11.77 seconds), Dylan Eiynck (boys 800-meter run, 2:06.64 / 1,600-meter run, 4:50.16), Mason Bosley (boys 110 hurdles, 17.20 seconds), Dylan Thomsen

(boys 4x400, 3:49.29), Alexis Gonsalez (boys 4x400), Mason Goulet (boys 4x400), Matt Knutson (4x400) and Jason Oft (boys high jump, 5-04). And earning bronze were Monson (high jump, 4-06), Marlee Dietrich (triple jump, 31-00.50), Ingham (80, 2:06.85), Nick Erickson (boys’ 1,600-meter run, 4:56.74) and the boys’ 4x100-meter relay team of Dalton Johnson, Wyatt Luchtenburg, Casey Anderson and

Tyler Reichert (46.82 seconds). Team Scores Boys Amery 140.25, St. Croix Falls 109, Prescott 93, Glenwood City 68.50, Ellsworth 53.25, St. Croix Central 46, Baldwin-Woodville 40 Girls Prescott 130, St. Croix Falls 121, Amery 109, Ellsworth 77.50, Baldwin-Woodville 44, Glenwood City 35.50, St. Croix Central 35

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This cake is a no-bake and needs time for refrigeration so allow time before ready to serve. BANANA SPLIT ICEBOX CAKE You will need 24 graham crackers and 2 sliced bananas. Combine in large bowl until blended: 1 carton (10 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 c. sour cream 1 pkg. (3,4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix Fold in: 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained Put onto a flat tray/dish: 4 graham crackers, lined up to make a rectangle Put on top of the 4 graham crackers: 1 c. of the above mixture Top with: Some banana slices Repeat this step 5 times. Cover all and refrigerate overnight or several hours before serving. When ready to serve, top with your favorite fruit/ berries, some chocolate topping (or your choice) and some more banana slices. Hint: You can serve each graham cracker stack or cut into how many pieces you want. Could serve 4-10 pieces. Casseroles are so popular. They’re served at home and carried to many get-togethers of all kinds. This uses ground beef. A CASSEROLE FOR ALL Put into large skillet and cook until no longer pink and veggies are tender, then drain: 2 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 c. chopped green pepper 1/4 c. thinly sliced celery While beef is cooking, cook according to directions and then drain: 1 pkg. (7 oz.) shell macaroni Stir into the ground beef mixture and stir well: 1 can (10-3/4 oz.) cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes (with green chilies, if desired) 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce 1-2 T. chili powder (or amount you want) Stir in the cooked macaroni shells and add: 1 can (15 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained 1-1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese Put mixture into a greased 9x13” baking pan. Sprinkle with: 1/2 c. shredded cheese Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until hot. Serves up to 10.

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If you like coconut, you may like this coconut poke cake. TROPICAL COCONUT POKE CAKE Combine and mix well: 1 box white cake mix (regular size) 4 large egg whites 1/3 c. veg. oil 1 c. milk 3 tsp. coconut extract Put batter into greased/sprayed 9x13” baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until done (toothpick test). Cool 10 minutes on wire rack. While oven is still on, toast coconut by spreading 3/4 c. coconut on a pan with parchment or baking mat. Bake until coconut turns golden. Remove from oven and cool. While cake is still warm, use handle of wooden spoon, etc. to poke holes all over the top of the cake. Let cake cool. Combine: 2 pkgs. (3.4 oz.) instant coconut pudding mix 4 c. milk Pour over the cooled cake. Put cake in refrig. For about 20 minutes or more. In a cold bowl and cold beaters, whip until soft peaks form: 2 c. whipping cream Add and continue beating until stiff peaks form: 1/4 c. powdered sugar 2 tsp. coconut extract Spread on top of cake and sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Refrigerate cake and any leftovers.

Tip: To reheat any meat in the microwave, put into MW safe dish. Top with lettuce leaf and reheat on half power until hot. Lettuce leaf will prevent spattering and keep the meat moist. Discard lettuce when done.

PRIZE-WINNING SUBS Cook until done and drain: 1 pound bulk Italian sausage (or your favorite sausage) 1 c. chopped onion (or amount you want) Cut 1 loaf of French bread in half, the long way. Carefully scoop out the soft bread, leaving about 1” all around the crusts. Cube the bread and put into a bowl. Combine and add to the cubed bread: 2 eggs 1/2 c. milk salt and pepper to taste the cooked sausage Sprinkle on top: 2 c. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese Wrap the sandwiches in foil and put onto cookie sheet. Spoon the filling into the bread shells and bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, remove foil and cut into serving size pieces. Could serve 4-6. Bars are good for any time and any place. These contain apples and walnuts. APPLE WALNUT BARS Cream together in mixing bowl: 1/2 c. butter, softened 1 c. sugar Add and combine: 1 egg Combine and add to the above until just combined: 1 c. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Stir in: 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped 3/4 c. chopped walnuts Put into a greased/sprayed 8” square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until done (toothpick test). Cool on wire rack.

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“Cheeseheads” coming to library Storytime/Yoga Join us Wednesday June 6th at 10:00 AM for a special Family Story Time. There will be a kid’s yoga class followed by Story Time. Introducing Sensory Storytime Join us Monday’s from 5:00-6:00 PM for an Inclusive Sensory Storytime geared toward children of all ages and abilities, especially those with sensory processing issues. Last Day of School Cookout There will be a Last Day of School – Summer Reading Kick-Off at Amery Elementary School on the last day of school at 11:00. Come visit the library table to enter your name in the raffle!

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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. Homeschool Club Second Friday of the month September through May, 9:30 -11:30 AM. Teen advisory board Open to 12-18 year olds, the Teen Advisory Board meets on the first Friday of each month, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, to plan events, talk about books and more. September through May. 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 The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. They will also be discussing The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Introducing our newest Adult Program: Third Thursdays! Every Third Thursday join us at the Amery Area Public Library for a DIY craft project. This month, on May 17th, we’ll be making Vintage

Book Succulent Planters from 5:306:30 PM. There’s no cost to participate. Registration is encouraged but not required. Supplies are limited. “Cheeseheads” Join local cheesemaker Rama Hoffpauir of Cosmic Wheel Creamery, and John Mitchell, Director-Producer of the documentary film “Cheeseheads” as they talk about one of Wisconsin’s greatest treasures. We will be hosting a cheese tasting, Q and A session, and showing selected clips from the documentary. Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 PM-Meet and Greet with Cheese Sampling. 6:00 PM-Presentation with Rama and John, cheese making discussion and movie excerpts Book sales The Friends of the Library Book Sale is held on the first Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and on the Thursday evening prior to the Saturday sale, 4:00 PM – 7:00 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. Check out the website Check out the library website at www.amerylibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/amerylibrary. 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


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Amery Hospital & Clinic to open new outpatient substance abuse treatment program Amery, Wis. – Amery Hospital & Clinic is opening a new substance abuse program on May 21, 2018. Programs for Change Amery is an intensive outpatient program that provides primary and after-care treatment—in group settings—for people with alcohol and other substance abuse conditions. The program, located at the Amery Hospital & Clinic West Campus on 230 Deronda Street, offers individualized treatment based on each client’s needs. Programs for Change Amery uses an abstinence-based model and introduces the 12-Step principles. During the 22-session, three times a week program, partici-

pants receive support as well as education on various substance abuse and recovery topics. A component of the program is aftercare services, which are also abstinence- based and provided in a group setting. This part of the program applies healthy life skills and relapse prevention education. The aftercare groups meet once a week for 20 sessions. Each program offers a safe place to explore difficult issues with the goal of having its participants, better manage their lives and choices. “We’re very proud of the Programs for Change treatment model,” said Brian Francis, CSAC, manager and counselor of Pro-

grams for Change Amery. “We’re excited to expand these services to reach more individuals in Amery and surrounding communities.” Programs for Change Amery is modeled after Hudson Hospital & Clinic’s Programs for Change, which has provided high quality, personalized and compassionate care to people for over 30 years. The treatment staff – for both programs – are licensed clinicians with many years of experience treating alcohol and substance abuse conditions. To learn more about Programs for Change Amery, call 715-268-0060 or visit amerymedicalcenter.org.

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Many mornings on my radio, my sleepy eyes and ears awake, as the pleasant voice and comments flow, prompting a changed point of view to take. The frogs Dave reported just weeks ago, were sluggish with their croaking slow. Now they're chirping like canary birds, with his country songs, forgetting the snow.. He tells of hefty heifers' unwilling ways, to move where he wants them led or sent., while stalwart steers, in cahoots, that day, made moving dung inconvenient. Who else could entertain us with face straight, with a seasonably chosen tune, with lyrics about a young man seeking a date, running and howling at the moon. And still with heartfelt empathy, comment on Dolly's patchwork coat, while facts of the current market see, relay news of dairy, wheat, and goat. Could anyone with humor droll, address both the frivolous and grave, with chuckle and phrase of self-control? I say a hearty, Thank you, Dave." Carol Morfitt Welch

SELF HELP GROUPS Advance Directive Workshop. Who would make your healthcare decisions in the event you are unable to? How would this person know what decisions you would want made? Learn more about Advance Directives and how to complete them. Free Advance Directive Workshop will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11 a.m. Wisconsin and Minnesota Advance Directives will be available. Call St. Croix Regional Medical Education Services at 715-483-0431 or 800-642-1336 ext. 2431 to register. Alanon/Alateen (for family and friends of alcoholics) meets Thursday nights 7-8 p.m. at First Lutheran church, Amery. 715-268-8362. Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday 7 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m., 7 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m., Sunday 7 p.m. at Amery Community Center, 608 Harriman Ave. S. 715-781-4380 Jason. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Tuesdays 7 p.m. at Clear Lake Community Center, VFW Room 123. Richard 715-554-7277, Teresa 612-636-3244. Alcoholics Anonymous meets Thursdays 10 a.m. at Parkview Methodist church, Turtle Lake. Contact Mike 715-986-2457. Alzheimer’s Support Group. First Wednesday of the month 10 a.m. at Amery Senior Center. Last Tuesday of month 1 p.m. at Good Sam Nursing Home. Sharlene Bellefaille 715-635-6601. Baby & Me. Weekly play and discussion hour for parents and their infants (birth to 12 months). Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Amery Hospital & Clinic, BirthDay Suites Waiting Room. Join at any time. No charge. The Baby Bistro: Breastfeeding Support Group. This free support group encourages, helps and supports women before, during and after breastfeeding. Led by a certified breastfeeding counselor, who is also a registered nurse and a mother of four, attendees learn from, share with, and support other mothers who are breastfeeding. Pregnant women who are considering breastfeeding are strongly encouraged to attend. Every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Amery Hospital & Clinic, Boardroom, 2nd floor. No fee, no registration required, just stop by. Breast Feeding Support Group. All nursing mothers and babies are invited to participate. Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Croix Regional Medical Center. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will facilitate the group. Call 715-483-0431 or 800-642-1336 ext. 2431. No charge.

C.H.A.D.D. (Children with Attention Deficit Disorder). Parent support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at Firstar Bank board room, Cumberland, 7 p.m. For info. call Pat Skinner at 715-822-8422 and leave message. Cancer, Grief & Depression Support Group. A support group to allow people to talk about their experiences with cancer, grief and depression as well as share mutual support to one another. Second Tuesday of every month at Amery Area Community Center at 1 p.m. You can join at any time and it is free and open to the public. Caregiver Support Group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser. Contact Barb at ADRC of NW WI at 877-485-2372 for more information. Compassionate Friends, Tri- County Chapter meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. First Lutheran church, Clear Lake. This group offers support and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. For more information call 715-263-2739 Domestic Violence (DV) and Sexual Assault (SA) Support Groups and Services. Polk County - domestic violence (DV), sexual assault (SA) and the children’s group are every Monday (DV) and Tuesday (SA) beginning at 6 p.m. Call CRA to find out more info and for the location. Burnett County call CRA for info (the day and time will be changing). For more information call CRA 715-825-4414 or the 24 hour crisis line 1-800-261-7233. All groups and services are free of charge. Early Stage Alzheimer Support Group. For the diagnosed person and their caregiver. Challenges in early-stage dementia will be discussed, along with therapeutic benefits of family involvement. Sponsored in part by the American Alzheimer’s Association. Meetings are free of charge and open to the public, held at the Amery Centennial Hall the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Call 715-268-6605 to register. Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin. Call 1-800-924-2105. Family Child Care Professonals Network. Meets the third Thursday of each month. Contact Beth Neely at 715-483-1482 for more information. All family child care providers are welcome. Farm Crisis. Information on financial, mental health, legal, job retraining resources. Call 1-800-942-2474.

Golden Age Manor Family Council meets the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the east wing sunporch. GAM is Polk County’s longest operating longterm healthcare facility. The Family Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of the residents beyond what the staff normally does. Grief Share. Have you lost someone close? Grief Share is a Christian based, non-denominational seminar/support group program that will be meeting at Centennial Hall in Amery every Monday at 1 p.m. For information call Bruce 715-268-2176 or 715-268-8360. Head Injury Support Group. Closed head injury, stroke, aneurism or traumatic brain injury which affects your daily living? Learn to cope with your disabilities, provide insight and camaraderie. Second Friday of each month 2-3:30 p.m. Frederic Public Library. Contact Julie Martin 715-327-4474. Moms in Prayer International. •Two or more women who meet regularly to pray for their children, their schools, their teachers and administrators. •Mothers, grandmothers or anyone who is willing to pray for a specific child and school. •We meet at the Journey Church, 131 Broadway St., Amery, Mondays from 1:302:30 p.m. Contact Jen at 715-268-2223 with questions. •New MIP for women with college aged children meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Contact Lanni Meagher 715-2685270. MOPS and MOMsnext (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group for moms and their kids. Every mom who is pregnant or has a childat home is welcome, accepted, and challenged to meet her potential. Better moms make a better world! For more info go to clmops@hotmail.com. Overeaters Anonymous Group. Tuesday evening 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls. Questions call 715-825-3416. PEPTalk - P(arents)E(ncouraging)P(arents)... exists to encourage, support, and build up a community of homeschool families in Polk County, Wisconsin. We welcome all types of homeschooling families to check us out! PEPTalk activities happen throughout the month. For more information contact Jenn Dueholm, jenndueholm@yahoo.com or Wendy Dietrich, thedietrichs@amerytel.net. Like us on Facebook under PEPTalk. Polk County Parent-To-Parent Coaliton, a network for parents of children from birth through adulthood who have disabilities or other special needs. For more information about meetings and advocacy support, contact Lynne 715-472-2002.

PREGNANT. Need help? Our tests and help are free and confidential. 715-755-BABY (2229). Osceola Life Care Center. Student Assistance Program is for students in the Amery school district who may be having personal or family problems. Strict confidentiality is followed except in cases of danger to self or others. Call 715-2680303 for middle school S.A.P. members or 715-2680214 for high school S.A.P. members. TEENS—Talk before you run. Trained counselors will listen. 1-800-491-8336 or 715-235-8882. TEENCARE. Where teens get help fast. 1-800-4918336. TOPS Club meets Tuesdays 3:30-5 p.m. at the Balsam Lake Municipal Building (under the water tower), Balsam Lake. Contact Sheila 715-857-5892 or just come to a meeting. TOP’s mission is to support our members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. Tutors: Free tutors are available to anyone who would like help studying for GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), or with basic skills in reading or math. Call 715-405-7323 to be matched with a local tutor. Veteran’s Support Group. 1st Tuesday monthly 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Amery VFW, 130 Wisconsin Ave. Spouses/significant other also welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Dan 715-768-0679, Amanda 715-429-0467 or Dianna 715-607-1898. Sponsored by Amery VFW Post 7929 and American Legion Post 169. Weight Loss Club meets Thursdays 8-9 a.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran church, 217 Deronda St., Amery. Bonnie Timm 715-268-2980. Western Wisconsin LYME Education and Support Group meets: fourth Thursday of the month (April through October) at 7 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran church, 217 Deronda St., Amery. (No meetings November through March). Meetings are free of charge and open to the public. For info call Ann 715-268-2856, Paula 715-268-2035, Bonnie 715-268-9557, Sue 715268-6687. Women’s Spiritual Growth Group meets each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at 931 Pine St., St. Croix Falls. Yoga for Addiction Recovery group on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Anderson Hall Chapel at the Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp. The class combines the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of the 12-steps. Y12SR is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others.


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Frederic Soo Line Depot/ Museum Opens May 26 FREDERIC-The Frederic Area Historical Society starts its 28th year of bringing the history of Frederic to life at the Soo Line Depot/Museum Sat., May 26. The 1901 Frederic Soo Line Depot is the last of its kind on what was once the major pipeline of commerce in this area through more than half of the last century--the railroad. The Soo Line railroad and logging started Frederic. When the Soo Line abandoned rail service through Frederic in 1989, the Village acquired the depot and restored it with transportation enhancement grants from the Department of Transportation, as a rest stop on the Gandy Dancer State Trail and a museum of local history. The Frederic Area Historical Society is in charge of running the museum. In addition to the local history items archived in the depot, the original Frederic Library building, an immigrant’s log cabin from the late 1800’s, and Soo Line wide-vision caboose #137 are on display. The depot/museum is open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through leaf season in the fall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weekends, and holidays. There is no admission charged, but donations are welcome and help to fund the operation of the museum. Frederic Area Historical Society members will be on hand to share the history of Frederic, and the coffee will be on during the opening weekend. Recently placed on display is the telephone booth that marked the intersection of Highway 35 and Birch Street. Discontinued from service four years ago by Centurylink, they were nice enough to donate it the museum. Ed Greinke, of Ed’s Auto Body, was kind enough to repair the booth’s damaged shelf, and the Historical Society thanks him for that! The Historical Society is always looking for new members to help share the past through volunteering

Deronda Diplomats 4-H met in May

at the museum. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to your community and keep Frederic’s history alive. If you have any interesting memorabilia for display, from the Frederic area or the Soo Line railroad, please stop in or call 715-327-4158 or 715-3274892. The Historical Society will meet the Thursday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. at the depot. New members are encouraged to attend and see what is new for 2018. The Society hosts several special events during the year at the depot: strawberry shortcake during the 54th Frederic Family Days celebration June 16, a pie social on Aug. 18. Check out museum pictures at www.fredericwi. com click on Depot. 2018 Wisconsin State Trail Passes, required for bicycle riders 16 years of age and older on Polk County’s State Bike Trails, the Gandy Dancer and the Stower 7 Lakes, are available at the depot. There is a self registration box located on the museum sign, so passes are available 24/7.

Deronda Diplomats met on Sunday, May 6th at 5:00 PM for Roadside Cleanup. We picked up approximately 12 cubic feet of trash and recyclable items. Our area is Hwy F from South Shore Drive to South Shore Drive. We also picked up trash on the “Bunny Trail” in the Deronda area. Following the cleanup, we held our May meeting. Caitlin called the meeting to order with pledges. Clara read roll call and the minutes from the April meeting. Clara also read a thank you note from Lucy Gust for the lap blanket she received from our club. Sean gave the treasurer’s report. Many members shared interesting items they picked up during the Roadside Cleanup. Project update reports were given by Riley, Olivia and Allyson. Caitlin and Sean reported on the Performance Arts Festival. Members received trees to plant from the Polk County Sportsman Club. We discussed plans for June Dairy Month at Bremer and Wanderoos. Fair books were handed out. Entries are due at the next meeting or online. We discussed ideas for the fair sign “What’s Growin’on at the Polk County Fair.” We congratulated Lexa and Elexis on graduating from high school. Clean up days at the fair are July 16th, 21st and 23rd. We discussed possible times to work at the 4-H Food Stand. Lunch was provided by the Lee and Mondor families. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 6th. Lochner and Pearce families are in charge of lunch and cleanup. Talks will be Lexa, Tianna and Daedyn. Talks were given by Sean, on Space Camp; Rylee, on Robotics and Engineering; Allison, on her Rabbit; Sydney, on her steer; Olivia, on her Ukulele; Rayna, on her steers; and Chevelle, on her calf, and arts & photography. Rayna Lee, Reporter

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By: Larry Phillipson ©4-30-2018 Carol is a poet for the Free Press, She wrote a poem about me, an address. It was the best thing anyone could have done, I felt the greatest hero under the sun. It is grand to be honored by your peers, It brings one to emotional tears. To think that Carol would write about me, Makes my humble heart flutter with glee. All we have is memories from the past, Some we forget and some will last. Thank you Carol, I'll write a poem, Every week until God calls me home. Larry Phillipson is a poet laureate of Amery, Wisconsin

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May 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (18:30 hrs.) Amery Classic Theater, 118 Keller Ave., Amery Speakers: V.F.W. Asst. Department Service Officer . . . John Schultz Veterans Outreach Specialist . . . Sean Lybert Polk County Vegterans Service Officer . . . Rick Gates

All Veteran Service Organizaions are invited to attend! This is for veterans, their spouses, families, veteran’s widows & widowers! This forum will be scheduled for 2 to 2-1/2 hours with a question and answer period at end! There will also be V.F.W. Service Officer Training for Post Service Officers. (about 10 minutes)


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Nursing homes, transitional care and assisted living facilities – which is right for you? When a loved one needs senior care, find a facility that meets your family’s needs. Having been a Registered Nurse for the past 18 years and a Nurse Practitioner for the last 1 year, I’ve learned that it can be a very difficult time when deciding if you or a loved one is in need of more care than can be provided in your home. Sometimes the loss of independence can be overwhelming. It’s important to understand that those who are caring for you or your loved one really want what’s best for you and are working hard to make these transitions as easy as possible. Health Moving out of the family home for health reasons is not easy. You only want the best for your loved one. There are many Matters things to consider when selecting a senior care facility, includBarb Eliason, ing: APRN, DNP •Location •Cost Nurse Practitioner •Reputation (Geriatrics, Behavioral •Amenities Health, and Urgent Care), It’s important to find the right facility for your needs. NursAmery Hospital & Clinic ing homes, transitional care and assisted living facilities are all different. Some specialize in one type of care while others offer a variety.

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Crystal Meier, Polk County Farm Bureau Promotion & Education Chair, presented Violet Hill, Marissa Anderson, and Persayiss Tucker with cash prizes and certificates from Polk County Farm Bureau for submitting the winning essays.

Unity Student is Polk County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Essay Winner Violet Hill, a fourth grade student from Unity School District, is the Polk County winner of the Agriculture in the Classroom essay contest. Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to write a 100 to 300-word essay with the theme, “Inventions that have made agriculture great.” Hill is the daughter of Jason and Heather Hill. Mrs. Rachel Pedraja is her fourthgrade teacher at Unity School. Here is Lilly’s winning essay:

Now that the weather has warmed up and the lakes are open it is time to plan some fun spring and summer activities! Who doesn’t like a good brat!! Once again this year we will be hosting several brat stands at Dick’s Fresh Market. The first one takes place on Wednesday May 23rd. Come by to get your delicious brat, chat with our friendly volunteers and support the Community Center. Our next birthday party will take place on Friday June 15th at noon. It is for the April, May & June birthdays, but it does not have to be your birthday, nor do you have to be a member to attend. The meal is at noon followed by a dance presentation by the Karar Ballet Company. The girls who range from 10-17 will dazzle you with their amazing ballet skills. Call 715268-6605 make your reservations. 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 Monday through Thursday and 7am-2pm on Fridays. There are no contracts to lock into and no hidden fees. Come down and check us out! We are looking for vendors to participate in our Annual Vendor and Bake Sale Fundraiser which be held on June 30th from 9am-2pm. Tables are only $20 and we are looking forward to having a large variety of vendors. Please contact the Center if you have any questions. We always have people asking if there is anything we need here at the Center. We can always use things like stamps, sympathy cards, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and

coffee. Tuesday pool winners on May 1st were Gary Snelling in first, Mary Fisher in second, Paul Seidel came in third, Gene Pribnow placed fourth and Jerry Fisher took home the consolation prize. Tuesday pool players on May 8th were Gary Snelling in first place, Mary Fisher in second, Jerry Fisher took third, Paul Seidel placed fourth and Milt Johnson received the consolation prize. Thursday pool player winners on May 3rd were Gary Snelling in first, Jean Frank in second, Mary Fisher took third, Allen Frank won fourth place and Loren Bavin won the consolation prize. Thursday pool players on May 10th were Gary Snelling in first, Paul Seidel in second, Jerry Fisher came in third, Mary Fisher placed fourth and Wendell Anderson won the consolation prize. Wii bowling winners on May 1st were Milt Johnson in first, Orville Lundgren in second and Paul Seidel in third place. Wii bowling winners on May 8th were Paul Seidel in first, Mary Fisher in second and Carl Johnson in third place. Wednesday bridge winners on May 2nd were Lou Molner in first, Judy Strobush in second, and Ruth Ann Riley took third. Wednesday bridge winners on May 9th were Judy Strobush in first, Pat Carlson in second, and Ruth Ann placed third. Monday bridge winners on May 7th were Paula Schmid in first and Shirley Staebler took second. Congratulations to all! Susan Shachtman Assistant Director

The Grain Elevator Have you ever wondered who created the grain elevator and why they did create the grain elevator? The creators of the grain elevator are Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar. The original grain elevator was steam powered and created in Buffalo, New York. Joseph and Robert got the idea from seeing people unloading the grain and that’s how the grain elevator came to be! The grain elevator is used to store grain after it is harvested. The grain elevator is usually a tall frame, metal or concrete-based structure. Early elevators are powered with animals. Modern facilities use internal combustion engines or electric motors. The force of gravity enables elevated grain to be unloaded quickly and easily from chutes. Usually located near railway lines, most grain elevators were owned by railroad companies until the 1930’s. Ownership today is typically by cooperatives or private owners. The grain-storage facility on a farm is usually called the granary or crib. The grain elevator has been an important invention for many farmers around the United States. In addition to the overall winner, Polk County Farm Bureau recognized the 2nd and 3rd place essays in Mrs. Pedraja’s classroom. Second place went to Marissa Anderson and third place was awarded to Persayiss Tucker. Mrs. Pedraja’s entire classroom was also treated to ice cream treats courtesy of Polk County Farm Bureau. This year’s essay contest was coordinated by Polk County Farm Bureau through Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program and sponsored by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, Insight FS and We Energies. The Ag in the Classroom program provides teachers and K-12 students with an understanding of how their food is produced. The program seeks to work within existing curricula to provide basic information on our nation’s largest industry: Agriculture. Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom program is carried out by a network of local educators, volunteers and representatives from agricultural organizations and businesses. The goal of the program is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.

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Fair transforms hostile atmosphere to Heaven on Earth The mayoral election seemed a million miles away on Friday night at the Spring County Fair. With “Silver Tongue” firmly entrenched in his role Columnist as leader of the Valley for two more years, it Kevin Slimp was as if the good folks breathed a collective sigh as they caravanned en masse to participate in the most anticipated county fair performance in memory. I somehow managed to get up the nerve to invite Mary Ann Tinkersley to attend the show with me. I wasn’t sure if she was as excited as I was about our first official date. We had been exercising sheep together for the better part of four months, and in my thinking it was just a matter of time before we became “official.” Although Springfield, the county seat, had a much larger population than our town, it seemed as if almost half the crowd was from the Valley. Perhaps the bigger city folks didn’t understand the star power of Tangi Blevins. Springfield radio stations had been playing Tangi’s biggest hit, “Turn Your Radio On,” several times each day during County Fair week. Even Raymond Cooper, firmly entrenched in the battle of his life, made it a habit to begin each day by playing the song as his station came on the air. Husbands in their flannel shirts and boots, and wives in their finest jean skirts were dressed for a night on the town. It was probably the biggest date night in years for the folks of my hometown. Even my mom and dad got dressed up for the occasion. Not everyone had a date. I noticed Juliet Stoughton walking through the fair gate alone as I stood in line to buy a funnel cake for Mary Ann. I figured she was meeting someone, or perhaps she needed a night on her own after the long campaign. Being new to the area, my guess was Ms. Stoughton probably didn’t understand she was participating in one of the biggest nights in Valley history. Like every big-time concert, the warm-up act preceded the main event. Little Lori Tolliver wowed the crowd with her banjo playing and pitch-per-

fect voice. When she belted out “Stand By Your Man,” her 12-year-old voice filled the outdoor arena. Her triology of sentimental favorites, including “Roses for Mama,” “10-4 Teddybear,” and “Blind Man in the Bleachers,” left barely a dry eye among the audience sitting in the folding metal stadium seats. Being the true showperson she was, she lifted those same spirits with the finest banjo version of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” heard to this day. The audience was beside itself as Tangi Blevins and the Heavenly Hosts made their way to the stage. It was years before I realized the irony as she kicked off her performance with a song made famous by the father-daughter duo, The Kendalls: “Heaven’s just a sin away, Oh whoa, just a sin away, I can’t wait another day, I think I’m giving in. Though I’d love to hold you tight, Oh whoa, be with you tonight, But that still won’t make it right, ‘Cause I belong to him.” In true gospel fashion, the Heavenly Hosts, two 20-something backup singers in mid-length denim skirts with chevron patterns and yellow boots, pointed toward the heavens as they sang, “‘cause I belong to Him.” Tangi knew how to put on a show, and there was no way she was going to sing her biggest hit until late in her performance, possibly as an encore. Midway through the show, I felt Mary Ann lay her head against my shoulder as Tangi sang the Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You.” As I looked over toward Mary Ann, I saw Juliet Stoughton from the corner of my eye. It looked like she might be crying. I suppose a love song, sang by a true artist like Tangi Blevins, can do that. A moment later I looked back and she was gone. I figured she’d gone to the concession stand to get a funnel cake. It was several years before I realized how wrong I was.

Amery Music Students Perform at State Contest On Saturday, May 5, Amery music students traveled to Eau Claire for state music contest. The state contest is held at UW-Eau Claire and is one of ten state music contests held in Wisconsin. All of our musicians did a fabulous job and proudly represented Amery School District. Congratulations to all who participated. First Ratings: Vocal Solos – Kenny Lepak, Gus Wentz, Irving Sanchez Music Theater – Zach de la Cruz, Alliana Hoyer, Megan Robertson, Ashley VanSomeren Vocal Ensembles – James Baillargeon, Ben-

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AMERY SCHOOLS Thursday, May 17— Breakfast in all buildings: Mini pancakes or Warrior sandwich or cereal and cheese stick, fruit choices, fruit juice. Lien elementary lunch: Cheesy ravioli w/garlic breadstick, California blend vegetables, garden bar, fruit choices. Intermediate lunch: Cheesy ravioli w/garlic breadstick or Calzones, California blend vegetables. Middle school lunch: Cheesy ravioli with garlic breadstick or Calzones, California blend vegetables. High school lunch: Lasagna w/dinner roll or Calzones, California blend vegetables. Friday, May 18— Breakfast in all buildings: Bacon egg scramble or yogurt parfait or cereal and graham, fruit choices, fruit juice. Lien elementary lunch: Chicken drummy w/cornbread, Sonoma blend vegetables, garden bar, fruit choices. Intermediate lunch: Chicken drummy w/dinner roll or steakhouse hoagie, Sonoma blend vegetables. Middle school lunch: Chicken drummy w/dinner roll or steakhouse hoagie, Sonoma blend vegetables. High school lunch: Chicken drummy w/dinner roll or steakhouse hoagie, sonoma blend vegetables. Monday, May 21— Breakfast in all buildings: Yogurt and muffin or breakfast pizza or cereal and graham, fruit choices, fruit juice. Lien elementary lunch: Italian dunkers, peas and carrots, garden bar, fruit choices. Intermediate lunch: Italian dunkers or chicken

patty on a bun, peas and carrots. Middle school lunch: Italian dunkers or chicken patty on a bun, peas and carrots. High school lunch: Italian dunkers or chicken patty on a bun, peas and carrots. Tuesday, May 22— Breakfast in all buildings: Mini donuts and hard boiled egg or Lumberjack or cereal and cheese, fruit choices, fruit juice. Lien elementary lunch: Track and Field day; deli sandwich, baked chips, baby carrots, fruit. Intermediate lunch: Softshell tacos or chicken quesadilla, refried beans. Middle school lunch: Softshell tacos or chicken fajitas, refried beans. High school lunch: Softshell tacos or chicken quesadilla, refried beans. Wednesday, May 23— Breakfast in all buildings: Frittata wrap or assorted bread or cereal and graham, fruit choices, fruit juice. Lien elementary lunch: French toast w/cheese omelet, roasted baby red potatoes, warm cinnamon apples, garden bar, fruit choices. Intermediate lunch: French toast w/cheese omelet or pork carnita sandwich, roasted baby red potatoes, warm cinnamon apples. Middle school lunch: MS Picnic; grilled hot dog or grilled brat, pasta salad, chips, watermelon, ice cream treat. High school lunch: Senior Class Trip; French toast w/cheese omelet or pork carnita sandwich, roasted baby red potatoes, warm cinnamon apples.

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Farm bureau: DOJ will walk back hemp oil stance MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An agriculture lobbyist says the state Department of Justice plans to walk back its stance that hemp farmers can’t extract CBD oil from their plants. Hundreds of farmers have applied for new state licenses that would allow them to grow industrial hemp. Many hope to produce and sell CBD oil, which can be used to treat seizures. But the DOJ issued a memo last month re-affirming only doctors and

pharmacies can distribute the oil and people can possess it only with a doctor’s certification. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation lobbyist Rob Richard said Thursday that he met with DOJ officials and the Republican authors of the bill that created the hemp licenses on Wednesday. He says the agency will make it clear the oil is legal. DOJ spokesman Johnny Koremenos didn’t immediately reply to an email.

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Take your dog for a walk, it’s important for your health and your pet’s Researchers commonly use the term the “Lassie effect” to describe the wide-ranging health benefits of walking a dog. The name refers to the television Collie that nobly saved Timmy’s life week after week on her popular show. But even though walking the dog can have lifesaving health benefits for owners and pets, research suggests a surprisingly large number of dog owners don’t walk or otherwise exercise their dogs. Studies have found <https://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=I%27m+just+a-walking+the+dog> that people who own and walk a dog are much more likely than other people to meet the standard recommendation of 150 minutes of exercise per week. Dog walkers also have lower risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and other common medical conditions. People that walk their dogs are believed to develop deeper emotional bonds with their dogs, than owners that don’t. But despite these benefits, as many as 40 percent of dog owners in the United States rarely, if ever, walk their dogs. A new study provides clues about why people do or do not walk their dogs. The study found that smaller dogs, older and overweight dogs were rarely exercised and are much less likely to be walked than larger animals. (When in fact, all dogs need daily exercise beyond the yard and living room. Perhaps shorter or slower walks, but daily exercise just the same.) But even large, healthy dogs were unlikely to be walked if the owners did not believe that walking dogs was a healthy benefit for themselves or the dog. Owners were less likely to walk their dog without the availability of a park nearby. Many people also did not walk their dogs if there was a child in the household who could be handed the task. Interestingly, one of the prime determinants of regular dog walks was affection. People who reported feeling close to their pet, generally walked it more often than those who reported less of a

bond. This would suggest that some pet owners see little upside to dog walking, health or otherwise, and are happy to skip or abdicate the task. The rewards of walking your dog are physical as well as emotional, even spiritual. Dogs are incredible walking partners. A dog on a walk explores, finding pleasure in moving, sniffing, prancing and sharing your company. Dogs provide us with a reason to do what we know is good for us. Get our butts off the couch, enjoy the peace of a sunset, take a break from technology, be amazed by nature. You might think you are doing it for the dog, but before long, you will be looking forward to time spent on the end of a leash, in the company of your happy dog.

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Lawmakers added about $60 million for Medicaid reimbursement for skilled nursing care in the latest state budget. The state should continue such efforts to address the issue, the coalition said. Other initiatives are also trying to address the long-term issue. The WisCaregiver Career Program aims to recruit, test, train and retain 3,000 newly certified nursing assistants, said John Vander Meer, executive director of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living. About two-thirds of the state’s nursing home residents receive Medicaid.

Beginning wages are deterring potential workers from applying for positions, with the median hour starting wage at $10.75, the report said. Other starting positions outside of the health care industry have hourly starting wages at $12 an hour. Facilities are cutting back services because they don’t have enough staff, despite growing demand for long-term care, said Sarah Bass, the operations and communications director of the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association. The state’s low rate of Medicaid reimbursement plays a large role in keeping provider wages down, the report said.

The shelter has dogs in need of walking partners, available for adoption. Jett and Cassidy are seven year old females. Jett is a Springer-Black Lab mix and Cassidy is an English Pointer-Plott Hound mix. Charlie (pictured above) is six months with puppy energy. He has a handsome red-sable coat with a white muzzle and snip; cute as a button Terrier-Collie mix. Wirehair Jack Russell Terrier Cody is ready and waiting for an adventure and Russo is an extra tall, red Airedale. Visit all of our adoptable pets online: ARNELLHUMANE.ORG or at the shelter. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, 715 268-7387 (PETS)

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CLEAR LAKE GOLF COURSE Women’s Golf League Tuesday, May 8 Results A Flight: Low gross: Carol Houdgahl 48 Low net: Karrie Drinkman and Cheryl Harshman 35 Low putts: Cindy Lundmark 16 B Flight: Low gross: Cathy Lee 53 Low net: Diane Schradle 31 Low putts: Mary Younger 14 C Flight: Low gross: Diane Lauritsen 54 Low net: Pat Marquand 30 Low putts: Laura Gehrman 16 D Flight: Low gross: Sharon Fouks 57 Low net: Bonnie Fox 32 Low putts: Marva Perry 19 Games: Mary Schradle-Mau, Diane Schradle, Deb Hahn, Margie Stary Chip-ins: Barb Roy, Denise Severson, Diane Lauritsen, Gretchen Demulling, Margie Stary Birdies: Barb Roy, Denise Severson

More events can be found on the Out & About page OPEN HOUSE Vendors, food, and a relaxing afternoon at the farm

East Immanuel Lutheran Church

Memorial Day Dinner Monday, May 28th Serving 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Hours: Wed. 11 am-2 am • Thurs. 11 am-2 am • Fri. 11 am-2:30 am Sat. 11 am-2:30 am • Sun. 11 am-2 am • Mon. 4 pm-2 am • Tues. 4 pm-2 am

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East Immanuel is located at 207 120th St., Amery

Seafood Boil

May 27

$25 per person or $100 for family. Same day registrations welcome! Find us on Facebook at Amery Color Blast 5k Fun Run/Walk or our website hhtp://amerycolorblast5k.my-free.website for more information or contact Charlotte Gillen at 715-338-6929

Ham Dinner with Salads & Homemade Pies

3rd Annual

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Blast off is a 9 a.m.

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Beginning Friday, May 11

We love to hear fromHours: our 4:30-8:30 p.m. subscribers, advertisers and Amery Trail Days readers. Here are the many ways you is June 1 & 2 can contact us:

Registratrion begins at 8:30 a.m.

If you are planning an event and are still looking for a venue, come see us!

96 280th St., Osceola

Clear Lake, Wis.

Funds raised via registrations, donations, and business sponsorships will benefit Serenity Home Relocation Project.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 2 - 6 p.m.

Chipper Chicks (3) defeat Backwoods Hackers (0) Wild Whackers (3) defeat Golf Bags (0) Slice Girls (3) defeat Goof Balls (0) Sharks (3) defeat Happy Hookers (0) Grip it and Sip it (3) defeat Rowdy Rebels (0)

Clear Lake Golf Course

Color Blast is an untimed (almost) 5K Fun Color Run/Walk for all ages to Blast benefit Serenity Home (almost) Relocation Project. 5K Fun Run/Walk On May 19 runners will Sat., May 19 experience color blast zones where they’ll be doused in color!

MEMORIAL DAY

Pancake

extravaganza

Monday, May 28 8am-12pm

Wapo Bible Camp

Free will donation for camper scholarships

Enjoy buttermilk, Finnish, oven, and “Cook’s Choice” pancakes. Load up with toppings, real maple syrup, sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages.

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May 17, 2-? (some homes) May 18, 8 am-5 pm May 19, 8 am-?

(by West Immanuel church) Andersen 715-268-2713 True Farmall Cub International tractors w/misc. attachments, 1952 & 1947 Smoker Craft 14’ boat w/35 hp Yamaha motor; like new bunk beds, couch, stove, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, 2 dinette sets, antique items, tons of craft supplies, shelving, clothes and tons of household items. Great Prices! Everything goes!

Vintage: Kerosene lamps, toys, paper dolls, Coke items, jewelry, porcelain dolls, army cots, lg. sleeping bag, Sugar Town Express, Dept. 56 houses, clothes, knick knacks, Xmas lights, bedding, bird bath. Something for everyone!

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Let us help you clean out your garage!!! Just place a Garage Sale Ad for Amery Trail Days Community-Wide Garage Sale and turn your unwanted items into cash!

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Apply at 814 Prospect Ct., Osceola, or call 715-294-2234

Now accepting applications for:

-RCC (Caregivers) PM and NOC shifts, with PT and FT availability

Contact Catherine for details

-RCC3 (Medication Passers) PM and NOC shifts, with PT and FT availability

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-Dietary Aide

SETUP/PARTS & SERVICE TECHNICIAN

PM shift, PT availability Contact Jeff for details

-LE Assistant with PT availability

Small Engine Sales and Servicing Dealer in Scandia, MN is seeking applications for Part-time and Full-time help with wage depending on experience.

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PLEASE STOP IN FOR APPLICATION OR QUESTIONS. 21240 Olinda Trail N • Scandia, MN 55073 Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am - 6pm; Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 8am-Noon or Contact Rick 651-433-4668 • lerouxsallseason@hotmail.com

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We are Growing!

The Estates at Greeley and The Estates at Linden (part of the Monarch Healthcare Management Team) are thrilled to offer full time and part time positions for RN’s, LPN’s, TMA’s and CNA’s - even the hard to find FIRST SHIFT! Come join one of our fun teams!

NEW NURSING GRADUATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

New CNA or TMA? No problem, we will mentor you for success in your new position. Not a CNA “yet” but would love to become one? We offer classes at no charge to you! As an employee we offer a uniform allowance, competitive wages, scholarship assistances, flexible scheduling, and a great benefits package (including 401k, generous PTO, Health, Dental, Life Insurance and much more).

Visit our website at www.monarchmn.com for career opportunities and to submit an application! EOE/AA

Open ing this f all!

New Store in Amery, WI

UPCOMING JOB FAIRS Monday, May 21st 11 am to 3 pm Amery City Hall

Wednesday, July 25th 11 am to 3 pm Amery Comm. Center

Tuesday, June 5th 11 am to 3 pm Amery City Hall

Wednesday, Aug. 8th 11 am to 3 pm Amery Comm. Center

Tuesday, June 19th 11 am to 3 pm Amery City Hall

Monday, Sept. 10th 11 am to 3 pm In-store Event:

Wednesday, July 11th 11 am to 3 pm Amery Comm. Center

@ the NEW Amery Store!

Starting Wage $11.60/hr $13.60/hr 3rd Shift

Great Benefits, Flexible Schedules, Opportunities & Growth apply online:

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215 Birch St. W, Amery

Preco is a premier provider of solutions for material processing that is completely unique with the combination of systems and services offered. We are a leading designer and manufacturer of precision automated processing systems for high speed and high accuracy cutting,perforating, welding, and other specialized industrial processing applications. Located in Somerset and Hudson,Wisconsin, Preco is looking for talented, career oriented technical help to fuel our continued growth.

Production Associates – 2nd, 3rd & Weekend Shifts, Somerset WI

Operate custom and standard CNC equipment for processing a wide variety of materials. Accountable for meeting cost, quality and delivery objectives. Strong mathematical, oral, computer and written skills a must. High school education/ GED required. Work environment is clean, friendly and air conditioned.

Electrical Technician – 1st Shift, Somerset WI

Responsible for assembly, wiring, integration, and testing of various electrical devices, and complete systems according to schematics, blueprints, written or verbal specifications. Requirements: Technical school graduate in related field or equivalent training; experience building panels is a must along with ability to work from schematics, blueprints, sketches and verbal instructions required.

Preco has other opportunities, please go to our website for all open positions: www.precoinc.com. Your efforts will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package as well as ongoing opportunities for growth. For consideration, email your resume to hr@precoinc.com or mail your resume to: Preco Inc., Attn: HR, 500 Laser Drive, Somerset, WI 54025. Fax 715-247- 5650. EOE.

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IMMEDIATE OPENING

Class B CDL Driver

Ferrellgas, a nationwide leader in the propane industry, is looking for a full time Class B Driver in Osceola, WI Apply online at: www.ferrellgas.com REQUIREMENTS: •Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. •High School Diploma or equivalent •At least 1 year driving experience •Class A or B CDL license with air brake, hazmat, and tanker endorsements •Clean driving record

Editor The Amery Free Press is seeking a writer to tell compelling stories about our community. The editor is the primary generator of news for our print and online editions. If you can see beyond the obvious, spot the little things that make our community special and share them with our readers, we may have the ideal job for you. Interested candidates should demonstrate strong writing and editing skills, enthusiasm for the news and an eye for detail and design. Familiarity with AP style, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop and photography are preferred for this position, which includes some night and weekend work. Benefits package includes paid time off; health, vision, dental, disability insurance and 401k. Send resume and clips to Tom Stangl Amery Free Press P.O. Box 424 Amery, WI 54001 tstangl@theameryfreepress.com


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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING

GROUNDSKEEPER UNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Position: The Groundskeeper will have primary responsibility for maintaining the outdoor school campus including all athletic fields, entrances to the building, playground, and nature trail. The Groundskeeper will also be responsible for snow removal duties and making sure all sidewalks are salted/sanded properly. Position may also include some facility maintenance as directed by the Facilities Director. Qualifications: Applicant must be self motivated with excellent planning and time management skills along with a strong attention to detail. Must have experience operating machinery including mowing, trimming, snow removal, tractor and skid steer operation with several attachments. Requirements: Proven experience in groundskeeping of a large campus. Knowledge in turf and landscape management preferred. Must have the Pesticide/Herbicide applicators license or the willingness and ability to obtain within the first year of employment. How to Apply: Please send a district application, letter of interest, current resume, and two letters of recommendation to:

BECOME A CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE TODAY! Free Training next class July 9, 2018 Free Testing for those who successfully complete the nurse aid training program Receive a $500 bonus paid for by a participating nursing home after six months of employment Limited Spots Available • Must Register by June 15 Call Stephanie 715-483-9815

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race religion, marital status, color, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status or other protected status. 15-G0954

Unity School District Attn: Amanda Warner 1908 150th Street/Hwy 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 awarner@unity.k12.wi.us Application Deadline: May 29, 2018 Unity School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.

Looking for a Summer Job to supplement your income from July through September??? LAKESIDE FOODS in New Richmond, WI is looking for:

NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING

Field Scout and Field Harvest Operator positions

GROUNDSKEEPER UNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

We are open to scheduling options if applicable Must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid drivers license

Position: The Groundskeeper will have primary responsibility for maintaining the outdoor school campus including all athletic fields, entrances to the building, playground, and nature trail. The Groundskeeper will also be responsible for snow removal duties and making sure all sidewalks are salted/sanded properly. Position may also include some facility maintenance as directed by the Facilities Director.

Contact info: Human Resources office: 715-716-4979 Email: ekunze@lakesidefoods.com Lakeside Foods main office: 715-243-7367 Address: 660 North 2nd Street New Richmond, WI 54017 M/F/D/V Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Qualifications: Applicant must be self motivated with excellent planning and time management skills along with a strong attention to detail. Must have experience operating machinery including mowing, trimming, snow removal, tractor and skid steer operation with several attachments.

How to Apply: Please send a district application, letter of interest, current resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Unity School District Attn: Amanda Warner 1908 150th Street/Hwy 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 awarner@unity.k12.wi.us Application Deadline: May 29, 2018 Unity School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.

Full Time Maintenance position with benefits Responsible handyman will need basic electrical, plumbing knowledge to maintain apts. In Amery/Almena areas. Must be able for emergencies. Background check required. Resume to centuriaregion@impactseven.org 715-651-2053

Price County has an opening for ACCOUNTANT I. This is a professional accounting position primarily involved in the development, maintenance, implementation and review of a variety of the County’s financial policies, records and systems including the County budget and all other matters of financial or accounting management. The employee is expected to be well versed in computerized accounting system software, and is expected to exercise independent judgment in managing accounting problems and carrying out fiduciary duties. Employee in this position is required to develop and maintain effective relationships with other county departments, other agencies and the public. This position reports to the County Administrator. This is a full-time, non-represented, exempt position with an annual salary range of $55,494 to $64,875. Preference will be given to candidates with education and experience in the target area. A full description of minimum requirements and application instructions can be found on the Price County website’s employment opportunities page at www.co.price.wi.us, emailing a request to hroffice@co.price.wi.us or calling 715-339-6404. Completed applications must be received by the Office of Administration no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Price County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Requirements: Proven experience in groundskeeping of a large campus. Knowledge in turf and landscape management preferred. Must have the Pesticide/Herbicide applicators license or the willingness and ability to obtain within the first year of employment.

ACCOUNTANT I

Price County Office of Administration


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Graduation Clayton High School Commencement Saturday, May 19, 2018

Clear Lake High School KANABEC COUNTY

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Class of 2018 Casi Anderson Kiana Brandt Mara Campbell Dustin Coleman Arianne Dayton Andrew Eggert Lydia Goerdt•* Bailey Graunke* Strider Houx• Haley Jackson

Class Flower: Yellow Rose

Bryce Johnson Justin Judkins Bryan Kvidera Emilia Morales Christopher Moskal• Alexis Newville• Anastasia Newville• Kent Nonemacher Avery Pippenger•* Tyler Ristow

Andrew Schradle Erinn Slate Hunter Strenke Jack Tanner Zeanna Via Tanner Wahlstrom Sidney Wirth* Katelynn Zemke *National Honor Society •Graduating with Honors

Class Motto: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.—Eleanor Rossevelt

2018 GRADUATION CEREMONY Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 p.m. Strider Houx

VALEDICTORIAN

Lydia Goerdt

Processional ......................................... Concert Band “The Star Spangled Banner” ............. Concert Band “Go the Distance” ................................. High School Choir Opening Remarks ................................. Cathleen Shimon, Superintendent Valedictorian Address ......................... Strider Houx “River of Life”......................................... Concert Band Salutatorian Address .......................... Lydia Goerdt Senior Reflections ................................ Class of 2018 “Breakaway” ......................................... Concert Choir Presentation of Class of 2018............ Edward Cerney, Principal Presentation of Diplomas .................. Board of Education Flower Ceremony ................................. Class of 2018 Recessional............................................ High School Band

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Daughter of Kristi Grover and Anddie Anderson, she will attend WITC for occupational therapy.

She is the daughter of Angela Brandt and Kyle Bakkestuen. Kiana will attend college for teaching.

She will go to WITC for hospitality. Her parents are Shannon Campbell and Corey Yeske.

Son of Lee Coleman and Nichole Morris, his future plans are undecided.

Daughter of Lynn Dayton and Ed Dayton, she will attend college for nursing.

Son of Henry and Penny Eggert, he will continue to work at Kobussen.

Lydia Jean Goerdt

Bailey Graunke

Strider Houx

Haley Lynn Jackson

Bryce Johnson

She is the daughter of Scott and Nikki Goerdt. Lydia will attend Lankeland University for biochemistry and math.

Daughter of Amy Graunke, she will attend Concordia University Wisconsin for music and music therapy.

He is the son of Lisa and Paul Houx. Strider will attend UW Stout for computer engineering.

Haley will go to school to become a veterinary technician. Her parents are Troy and Dawn Jackson.

Son of Travis and Trisha Johnson, Kaisa and Adam Riley, he will go to college for music production.

Justin Douglas Judkins

Andrew Eggert

He is the son of Mark Judkins and Leslie Judkins and his future plans are undecided.

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Anastasia Newville Daughter of Kimberly and William Newville, she will attend WITC for generals then transfer to UW.

Emilia Morales

Christopher Moskal

Alexis Newville

Mike Kvidera and Kari and Jason Brabec are his parents. His future plans are undecided.

Daughter of Nicole Morales, she will attend UW Superior for art therapy.

He will attend UW Platteville for agribusiness and technology engineering. His parents are Angela and Craig Moskal.

Alexis will attend UW Eau Claire for education. Her parents are Charlotte and Joseph Newville.

Kent Nonemacher

Avery Pippenger

Tyler Ristow

Andrew Schradle

Erinn Slate

Son of Tom and Julie Nonemacher he will attend WITC for business management.

Daughter of Ann and Tim Pippenger, she will attend Winona State University for nursing.

He is the son of Trisha and Travis Johnson and will enter the workforce in masonry.

Son of Jeremy and Amanda Schradle, he will attend WITC for construction.

Erinn will attend UW Eau Claire for environmental biology and ecology. Her parents are Kerri and Clint Slate.

Zeanna Via

Tanner Wahlstrom

Sidney Wirth

Katelynn Zemke

She will go to school for social work. Her parents are Jenn Via and Jason Via.

Son of Charity and Greg Wahlstrom, his future plans are undecided.

Daughter of Kurt and Nicole Wirth, she will go to UW River Falls for equine assisted therapy and occupational therapy.

She is the daughter of Rebecca and Adam Zemke, and she will continue her education for entertainment design with a minor in music theater.

Hunter Strenke

Jack Tanner

He will become an electrician in the future. His parents are Jennifer and Sam Strenke.

He will attend Solid Rock Discipleship School. His parents are Jason and Jenny Tanner.

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Jude Ingham

Brett Johnson

Maxwell Johnson

Shane Jonns

Son of Wayne and Michelle Kuhn, he will go to UW La Crosse for middle childhood/early adolescence education.

Daughter of Dale and Kate Koehler, she will attend UW Stout for packaging.

He is the son of Seth and Tessa Ingham. Jude plans to go to The Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Charlotte Gillen and Matt Johnson are his parents. He will attend Northwest Wisconsin Taxidermy school.

Son of Tim and Diane Johnson, Max will attend Northwestern University for communication studies.

He is the son of Christine and Matt Krarup, and the late Benjamin Jonns. He will attend UW River Falls for health and human performance.

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He is the son of Scott and Holly Kjeseth. Bergen will be attending the University of Arizona and studying computer science.

He is the son of Todd and Kim Kjeseth. He will attend UW Green Bay.

Henry and Jenni Klitgard are her parents. Allison will attend Hamline University for criminology and criminal justice.

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Son of Mike and Harmony Hanson, he will attend the University of St. Thomas to work in finance or medicine.

Warren and Deb Henke are his parents. Mason will attend Commercial Pilot program at Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh.

Son of Chad and Holly Hutchens, he will attend the University of Iowa to pursue a career in oral surgery.

Sam Fornengo

Daniel Gannon

Jenesis Gustafson

Son of Shirley and Tom Fornengo, he will attend the University of Winona State for a teaching degree.

He is the son of Al and Tammy Gannon. He will go to a trade school for heavy machine operation or own his own business.

She is the daughter of Destiny and Trent Gross and Daniel and Chelsea Gustafson. She will attend the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota for mass communications.

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Lexa Corrigan

Daughter of Jodi and Brian Mondor, she will go to Vermilion College in Ely, MN, for criminal justice and wildlife ecology.

Emma Curtis

Emma will attend Macalester College in St. Paul in the fall. Her parents are Shayne and Dave Curtis.

Adrianna Dietrich

She is the daughter of Tim and Dianne Dietrich. She will attend UW River Falls for computer science/engineering.

Brandon McCarty

Kallie Weisenbeck

Jillian Aikin-Duncan

He is the son of Renee Lyons. His plans are undecided.

Kate Weisenbeck and Bruce Weisenbeck are her parents. Kallie will attend college for biology then medical school to become a physician.

She will explore the West Coast with plans to attend college for psychology or cosmetology.

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Michaela Erickson

Lila Evans

Rachel Fouks

Alexis Beese

Katelin Bensen

Daughter of Chad and Jean Edwards, she will attend college for radiography.

She is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Erickson. Michaela will go to Iowa State University for plant genetics research.

She will attend New Richmond WITC for liberal arts. Her parents are April Anderson and Jonothon Burhans.

She is the daughter of Chad and Carri Fouks. Rachel will attend UW Superior for elementary education-early childhood.

She is the daughter of Melissa and Edward Beese. She will attend UW Green Bay for nursing.

Tom and Lisa Bensen are her parents. She will attend the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs for psychology and art therapy.

Brianne Lane

Madeline Luedtke

Jacob Mahoney

Bailey Markuson

Jack Martinson

Zoey Matthews

She is the daughter of Travis and Jackie Lane. She will go to school for culinary arts and business management.

Josh and Mindy Luedtke are her parents. She plans on attending nursing school.

He is the son of Jeff and Kate Mahoney. He will pursue a degree in information technology and computer networking.

She is the daughter of Karna Markuson. Her plans are to attend UW River Falls and major in elementary education.

He will attend Winona State in the fall. His parents are Phil and Michelle Martinson.

Granddaughter of John and Bonnie Omer, she will attend UW River Falls for physical education.

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Chris McLeod

Lindsey Pearson

Camden Smith

Duane Stine

Brett Swanson

Micah Sykes

Son of Scott and Tina McLeod, he will attend UW River Falls for criminal justice.

She is the daughter of Keven Pearson and will work for a year.

He is the son of Kevin and Jessica Smith. Camden will attend University of Minnesota Duluth and major in chemical engineering.

Son of Brian and Amy Stine, he plans on returning to Camp Pendleton in California for infantry school and continue his career in the United States Marines.

Brett will go to UW Eau Claire and study computer science. His parents are Mike and Carolee Swanson.

He is the son of Tom Sykes. Micah will go to college and pursue a degree in social work.

Lydia Tallent

Alex Thomsen

Ryan Van Blaricom

Ashley VanSomeren

James Baillargeon

Brayden Dopkins

Daughter of Richard and Barbara Tallent, her future plans include photography, graphic design, Mary Kay and Young Living consultants.

He is the son of Chris and Amy Thomsen and will attend UW River Falls for criminology.

Son of Darren and Lora Van Blaricom, he will attend UW River Falls to study criminology.

She is the daughter of Tom and Andrea VanSomeren. Ashley will attend University of Minnesota Duluth for integrated elementary and special education.

He is the son of Todd Baillargeon and Sarah Martinson. He will attend USMA at West Point studying business administration and management.

Son of Dean and Laurie Dopkins, he will attend WITC in New Richmond.

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Brickel  †††*Emma Jean Curtis ††*Alyssa Kathryn Koehler Lydia Ruth Tallent Corey Lee Grundner Elexis Lee DiCosimo Dawson Mitchell Krarup Alex Christopher Thomsen McKenzie Joy Hammons Alexander Jose Briseno AlexaJean Hunter Allen Kuhn Ryan Richard Van Blaricom McKenzie Dieckman Joy Hammons Taylor Lynn Hanson †††* Keeley Grace Brown †††*Adrianna Jo Dietrich Brianne Marie Lane ††*Ashley Jo VanSomeren Taylor Lynn Hanson Sawyer Leehe Dodge Julia Katherine Lindquist Jack P. 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PROGRAM Processional............................................................Amery High School Band Mr. Christopher Boyd, Director “Pomp & Circumstance”...................................................by Edward Elgar Welcome.....................................Dr. Shawn Doerfler, High School Principal Welcome......................... Mr. James Baillargeon, Student Council President Welcome...................................... Mr. James Kuchta, District Administrator Student Address................................................................... Jenesis Gustafson Music Selections....................................................Amery High School Choir Mrs. Laura Badman, Director Mrs. Heather Eggert, Accompanist “Bridge Over Troubled Water” ........................................... by Kirby Shaw “Old Irish Blessing”.............................................................by Denes Agay Student Address.................................................................. James Baillargeon Music Selection.......................................................Amery High School Band Mr. Christopher Boyd, Director “The Peanut Vendor” ............................................................by John Moss Presentation of the Class of 2018 ..............Dr. Shawn Doerfler, High School Principal Presentation of Diplomas ......................................... School Board Members Chelsea Whitley, Member Dale Johnson, Member Keith Anderson, Member Charlotte Glenna, Member Erin Hosking, Member NOW HIRING Recessional.............................................................Amery High School Band PRODUCTION Mr. Christopher Boyd, Director All Shifts “Allied Honor”.......................................................................by Kari King

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Amery High School Gabriella Khazraeinazmpour Her parents are Jolene and Rick Lindner. She is interested in Early Childhood studies.

David Peterson He is the son of Heidi Riendeau and Daniel Peterson. David will work in the community.

Sylvie Johnson

Conner Engebretson

She is the daughter of Matt Johnson and Julie Hanlon-Johnson. She plans to attend University of St. Thomas in St. Paul for business.

Son of Bryan and Krista Rubendall, he plans to attend the University of Minnesota State Mankato for athletic training.

Thomas Oman

Chase Measner

Gracelyn Brown

Myah Carlson

Autumn Cernohous

Dylan Clausen

Son of Paul and Jana Oman, Tommy will attend UW La Crosse and major in physical education.

He is the son of Julie Gorres and Todd Measner. Chase will attend the University of St. Thomas for psychology.

She is the daughter of Taunya Gosso and Andrew Brown. Her plans are undecided.

Daughter of Greg and Lori Carlson, she will attend St. Catherine University for nursing.

She will attend UW Eau Claire. Her parents are Scott and Tonya Cernohous.

Son of Dave and Heidi Clausen, he will study computer science and applied mathematics at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.


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She is the daughter of Dianna and Gudberto Calzada and Bob DiCosimo. She finished high school in January and is a student at WITC to become a dental assistant.

Daughter of Bill and Kirsten Dieckman and Lori Dieckman and Claudia Justice, Alexa will attend Chippewa Valley Technical College for medical laboratory technician.

She will attend University of Minnesota State Mankato pursuing a career as a commercial airline pilot. Her parents are Anne White and Edward White.

Son of Brad and Becky Marko, he will attend UW River Falls for business administration.

He is the son of Mike and Lisa McBrayer. Ryan will attend UW Madison for computer engineering.

His parents are Dave and Therese Doroff. Adam will be attending Michigan Technological University and major in mechanical engineering with a Air Force ROTC scholarship.

Julia Lindquist

Joe Marquand

Sawyer Dodge

Zoe Lyon

Krista Jensen

MacKenzie Carlson

Kurt and Kellie Lindquist are her parents. Julia will go to Viterbo University for nursing.

He is the son of Tom and Michele Marquand. Joe will work for a year and then go to school to be a game warden.

Son of Ty Dodge and Kris Leehe Dodge, he will go to UW Barron and then to UW Stout for game design and development and I.T.

She is the daughter of Shirley and Dain Lyon. She will study Pre-Med at Winona State University.

Daughter of Kent Jensen and Holly Brown, Krista will go to school at Faces Etc. of MN to learn HD make up and work for Kylie Crawford LLC.

She is the daughter of Dan and Danielle Carlson and plans to attend University of Wisconsin River Falls for elementary education.


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Class of 2018 Bennett Hellie

He is the son of Erik and Jen Hellie. Bennett will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth for a degree in healthcare administration.

Annie Lorsung

Mitchell Kastanek

Casey Andersen

Dawson Krarup

Grace Grimm

She is the daughter of Darcy and Becky Lorsung. Annie will attend Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University as a biology major to pursue a career in the medical field.

Son of John and Jana Kastanek, he will attend UW Madison studying business.

He is the son of Stacy and Sherry Andersen. Casey will be starting an apprenticeship to become an electrician.

Son of Mark and Sue Krarup and Sarah Nagel, Dawson is currently a PFC in the USMC.

She is the daughter of Stacie Repka and Tony Grimm. Grace plans to attend the University of Wisconsin River Falls for accounting.

Timothy Dravis

Zachary Swenson

Alliana Hoyer

Deanna Meyer

Lucas Grimsby

Timothy will attend UW Stout for digital cinematography. He is the son of Mike Dravis.

Son of Tim and Jennifer Swenson, he will attend UW Eau Claire and major in psychology.

Daughter of Jay and Teri Anderson-Hoyer, she will attend UW Eau Claire to pursue a degree in marketing and communications.

She is the daughter of Derrick and Debbie Meyer. Deanna will attend University of Minnesota Twin Cities, majoring in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology.

Lucas is active duty Army. His parents are Russell Grimsby and Melissa Gouker.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Class of 2018 Graduating Employees!

Mason Spafford He is the son of Shawn and Karen Spafford. Mason will attend University of Wisconsin River Falls for business administration.

Megan Garves

Madison Gates

Cassandra Pryor

Daughter of Greg and Diane Garves, she plans to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College for sonography tech.

She is the daughter of Michael and Amanda Gates. Madison will attend University of Minnesota Duluth for psychology.

Cassandra will volunteer services in the community. Her parents are Shane Stamper and Sarah Tischer.

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Clear Lake High School Class of 2018

Malena Larson

Samantha Hurd

Camryn Lillie

Parker Reindahl

Shawna Larson

Kyle Whitmer

Daughter of Kyle and Shannon Larson, she will attend UW Stout for Industrial Design.

She is the daughter of Andrew and Susan Hurd. She will go to Colorado State University Fort Collins for animal science and equine science.

Daughter of Patrick and Marianne Lillie, she will attend Viterbo in La Crosse for nursing.

He is the son of Nicole Anderson and Lorne Reindahl. He will attend Hamline University in St. Paul for marketing and digital media arts.

She is the daughter of Aaron Larson and Francine Larson. She will attend UW Milwaukee to major in biological sciences.

He is the son of Steve and Denise Whitmer. He is going into the work force.

Hunter Brenne

Derik Robl

Nichole Keller

Erin Cockroft

Grace Tolzman

Brett Brabec

He is the son of Todd and Shannon Jacobson. He plans to be active duty Air Force and get a job in munitions (ammo).

Son of Mona and Erik Robl, he will go to Florida.

She is the daughter of Joy and Casey Keller. Nichole will go to Century College for Interior Design.

She is the daughter of Jenifer and Jared Cockroft. She will attend Hamline University for Spanish and Psychology.

Daughter of Chad and Denae Tolzman, she is going to WITC Rice Lake.

He is the son of Jason Brabec and Tracy Brabec. He will attend UW Eau Claire for sports medicine.

Wyatt Hase Son of Charles and Jodi Hase, he will work on his parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family farm.

Noah Wieczorek

He is the son of Peter and Renee Wieczorek. He will attend UW Stevens Point for fisheries and aquatic sciences, and also further his wrestling career.

Madeline Andersen

She is the daughter of Bradley and Laura Andersen.

Austin Anderson

Son of Natasha Anderson, he will attend UW Green Bay to become an athletic trainer.

Daymond Bad Horse

He is the son of Erica Trepanier and Kendall Bad Horse. He will attend UW Oshkosh to become an athletic trainer.

Trevor Kivi

He will work then join the military. He is the son of Kevin Kivi.


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Nathan Barthman

Rhett Steffen

Regina Strenke

Holli Robertson

Son of Kathy and Wally Barthman, he plans on attending Vermilion Community College in Ely, MN.

Jeremy Steffen and Keri and Mike Aquino are his parents. He is enlisting in the Army Reserves and attending a state school to obtain an medical degree.

She is the daughter of Terry and Fay Strenke and will attend Winona State University for nursing.

Daughter of Jeremy and Tami Robertson, she plans to enter the workforce and enter college at a later date.

Alyssa Fisher

Amanda Rudi

Jayden Bowell

Hunter Levy

Montana Niles

Andrew Bruce

She will attend WITC Rice Lake for cosmetology. Her parents are Amanda Lissick and Ryan Fisher.

Daughter of Brian Rudi and Lisa Rudi, she will attend Minneapolis Business College for Medical Assisting.

He is the son of Vicky DeLong and Jamie Bowell. Jayden will attend WITC New Richmond for welding.

Son of Reggie and Wendy Levy, he will enter the workforce.

Bill and Kristi Niles are the parents of Montana. She will attend Western Technical College for medical assistant and radiography technician.

He is the son of Gary Bruce and Roberta Bruce. Andrew will attend Universal Technical Institute in Orlando, FL, for automotive technician.

Gage Paulzine

Conner Schramski

He will enter the workforce. His parents are Penny Sigsworth and Matt Paulzine.

He will attend WITC New Richmond for machine tooling technics. His parents are Mike and Becky Schramski.

Madeline Iverson Daughter of Dan and Sherri Iverson, she will attend WITC New Richmond for Human Resource Management.


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Lucas Kaczmarski He is the son of Mark and Rachel Kaczmarski. Lucas will attend WITC New Richmond in the automated packaging program.

Jared Fritz

Son of Dave and Nikkie Fritz, Jared will attend Dakota County Technical College for HVAC.

James Williams

He will go to WITC Rice Lake for welding. His parents are Paul Skodak and Teresa Skodak.

Carter Wienke

He will go into the workforce. His parents are Ben and Amy Wienke.

Josh Levra

Josh will attend Viterbo University to become an accountant. His parents are Ken and Nancy Levra.

Bailey Anderson

Daughter of Ora and Melvin Anderson, she plans on working.

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Megann Marz

Krystalaina Weiss

Robert Kjelstad

Zach Iverson

Daughter of Lyle David Pederson, she will attend WITC Rice Lake for Early Childhood Education.

She is the daughter of Melissa Pohl and will attend WITC for Human Resources Management.

Son of Wendy Kjelstad and Terry Wright, he is going into the workforce.

Derrick Iverson and Janell Torgerson are the parents of Zach. He will work for Lindus Construction.

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Hunter Brenne

Nick Elmer

Ryan Anderson

Son of Troy and Julie Elmer, he will attend WITC New Richmond for business management.

He is the son of Darin Anderson and Brenda Johnson. Ryan will attend North American Lineman Training Center in Tennessee.

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Jennica Warner

Jessica Warner

Corey Eggert

Gabriel Colbeth

Julianna Erickson

She is the daughter of Jennifer Humphrey and Derek Warner. She plans on attending WITC Rice Lake for Dental Assistant.

Daughter of Jennifer Humphrey, she will attend WITC New Richmond for Human Resource Management.

Son of Keith Eggert and Jessica Eggert, he plans on going right into the work force.

He will attend UW Whitewater for business. His parents are Paul and Heidi Colbeth.

She is the daughter of Robert and Shirley Erickson and she will attend University of Minnesota Duluth.

Mason Krueger

Calvin Rosen

Madelynn Powers

Sean Singh

Thomas Knops

Clara Pearson

Son of Jerid and Connie Krueger, he has enlisted in the Navy Reserves as a Hull Technician. He will then attend University of St. Thomas for mechnical engineering.

He is the son of Dale and Margo Rosen. He will go to the University of Wisconsin River Falls for agriculture engineering.

The daughter of Dawn Powers, and Vance and Jen Powers, she will attend UW River Falls for graphic design and business communications.

Christine West and Tim West are his parents. Sean will attend UWWhitewater with a major in general business.

Son of Elizabeth Knops, Chaney Knops and Kimberly Knops, he will attend UW Superior for mathematics and chemistry forensics.

She will attend Oak Hills Christian College. Her parents are Dan and Leah Pearson.


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Clear Lake High School

Madeline June Andersen Austin Michael Anderson Bailey June Anderson Ryan James Anderson Daymond Lee Bad Horse Nathan Lee Barthman Jayden Cole Bowell Brett Michael Brabec Hunter David Brenne* Andrew Allen Bruce Erin Nicole Cockroft* Gabriel John Colbeth** Corey John Eggert Nicholas Gerrit Elmer Julianna Mae Erickson* Alyssa Elizabeth Fisher Jared Alvaro Fritz Wyatt Charles Hase Samantha Ann Hurd**

Madeline Ruth Iverson Zachary Dennis Iverson Lucas Walter Kaczmarski Nichole Lynn Keller Trevor Dale Kivi Robert Raymond Kjelstad Thomas Roland Knops** Mason Thomas Krueger* Malena Marie Larson** Shawna Marie Larson Joshua Kenneth Levra* Hunter Scott Levy* Camryn Vera Lillie** Megann Elizabeth Marz Montana Jo Niles Gage Quinn Paulzine Clara Grace Pearson** Madelynn Rae Powers* Parker Lorne Reindahl**

Holli Renee Robertson Derik Joseph Robl Calvin Thomas Rosen** Amanda June Rudi Conner Michael Schramski Sean Videsh Singh** Rhett Allen Steffen* Regina Rae Strenke** Grace Marie Tolzman Jennica Jo Warner Jessica Joy Warner Krystalaina Raye Weiss Kyle James Whitmer Noah Peter Wieczorek* Carter John Wienke James Mark Williams

Honor Students (3.5 and above) * National Honor Society Member **

Commencement Program 2018 Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Processional Clear Lake High School Band Welcome School Board Co-Salutatorian Address Sean Singh, Erin Cockroft Musical Selection Chamber Choir Principal Address Nick Gilles, High School Principal Honor Awards Nick Gilles Valedictorian Address Calvin Rosen Musical Selection High School Band Superintendent Address Joshua Ernst Presentation of Diplomas Presentation of Graduates Greg Friendshuh, School Board Recessional Clear Lake High School Band

Calvin Rosen VALEDICTORIAN

Sean Singh

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Class Flower White Rose

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