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A family’s mission to spread the light BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

“On Aug. 23, 1999, a beautiful bright light was born into this world. We named him Dominic James Curtis. He brought a great deal of joy to everyone around him. He was full of curiosity and adventure and had an immense thirst for knowledge,” said Tim Curtis and his wife Shawn McBroom Curtis. Shawn’s eyes light up when she talks about Dominic. As parents, she and Tim soaked in all of the wonderful things

that made their son so unique. He was a free spirit who loved to feel in touch with the outdoors. He was interested in learning about natural remedies and his family Dominic Curtis said, “Dominic spoke often about his desire for a world filled with love, acceptance and peace.” SEE DOMINIC’S LIGHT, PAGE 8


Splish splash, National Night Out is a blast Fire Chief Dale Koehler provides Elin Olson with plenty of giggles during an attempt to aim the hose at her grandfather. Warm weather made it a perfect evening for water shenanigans. For more NNO coverage see pages 14-15.

Plans for a bicycle and pedestrian path are moving forward, providing multiple routes of navigation for users within the city.

The Lakes Loop North 2 Miler will begin and end at the Cattail Trailhead. Trail users will go north along the Apple River Flowage utilizing the existing trail that will need to be paved and widened for optimum shared use. It will also


Fire department wants your memorabilia BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM

To promote their heritage, restore their almost 100-yearold Nott fire engine and give it a permanent place to be displayed, firefighters voted at their last meeting to donate $500.00 to the “Save a Nott” fund. During the August meeting of the Amery City Council,

Chief Dale Koehler said, “The firefighters felt strongly about this and wanted to start donations toward the project off with their $500.00. We have had some private individuals donate and that is appreciated as well.” He said it is a possibility the Nott engine will make an appearance at the Music on the River Aug. 16. “With that project we wanted to remind community members that as

‘We don’t want it to go into a dumpster. If you have things, you can drop them off at City Hall and we will pick them up as soon as we can.’ Dale Koehler Amery Fire Chief

your older relatives get to the age where they are moving out of their homes, please keep in mind that we would like anything related to the fire department. We do not care if it is an old hat, uniform top, lanterns or pictures of fires. Please make arrangements to donate it to the fire hall. We want to have a display at the fire station of those old items. Over the years they have been

given away and we would like to have them back. We don’t want it to go into a dumpster. If you have things, you can drop them off at City Hall and we will pick them up as soon as we can,” said Koehler. He also said the department stayed busy until 3 a.m. providing mutual aid to other departments during July 19’s storm. SEE CITY COUNCIL, PAGE 2

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CITY COUNCIL: Public Works pay raise tabled CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

“We will receive some reimbursement from the Declaration of the Emergency Disaster Area. That will be reimbursed to the city for wages and truck use,” he said. Koehler said the department was getting some numbers together to check on the cost of remaining equipment needed to go along with the grain bin rescue tube the department had been awarded. He said, “If anyone is aware of places we can write grants to obtain harnesses, ropes and an auger we could use to round out our equipment, please get in contact with me.” In other officer reports, City Administrator Kim Moore gave a snapshot of some of the projects she has been working on. “We have been recruiting to hire for a Management/Analyst and that process is almost finished. Pre-construction meetings were held with SEH and T-Mobile about upgrading the equipment on the cell towers. I have been attending Design Wisconsin meetings the last few weeks regarding Amery and how we can improve the city. We met with the new building inspector and the retiring inspector. We are still in negotiations with the Amery Police Union,” said Moore. Police Chief Tom Marson expressed his happiness with the turnout for National Night Out and gave special thanks to Chris Franzen who spearheaded the

event. He gave reminders for people to use extra caution with the increase in car; foot and bicycle traffic when school starts in a few weeks and said the department is getting prepared for Fall Festival. Jeff Mahoney gave a report for the Public Works Department. “We are doing a lot of digging around town. If people could please watch out for the trucks and the people that would be great. Everyone is blowing their grass clippings into the street and we need to stop that as the street sweeper cannot keep up,” said Mahoney.

‘Everyone is blowing their grass clippings into the street and we need to stop that as the street sweeper cannot keep up.’ Jeff Mahoney Clerk-Treasurer Patty Bjorklund said the current city appraiser is not renewing her contract. She said Craig Moriak’s last day as building inspector will be Dec. 31; Dan Kegley will need to be appointed City building inspector before year’s end. New business covered at the meeting were the approval of two seasonal RV sites at North Park with the rate of $450 per month, approval of a fence by Megan Sondreal and George Risberg at property near North Twin Lake, approval of Partner Properties LLC 2 Lot Cer-

tified Survey Map, reimbursement of Pickle Ball Court expenses of $95.55 and offering of the Management/Analyst position to Benjamin Jansen. Approval of Fermented Malt Beverage, Liquor and Cigarette licenses were approved from Freedom Valu Center #31 and Holiday #56 as the two businesses are being sold to Apple Green Midwest. Appointment of Chad Leonard to fill vacated position of Alderperson Rick Davis was approved. The board had the option to approve his term until the spring election or through the remainder of Davis’ term, which ends in 2022. The board voted to have him in place for the remaining term. The city accepted the CDBG-PF Award in the amount of $1,000,000 from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration. A two-dollar increase in Call out Pay for Public Works Employees was tabled after discussion. Council member Tim Strohbush said, “After some thought on it, I would like to hold off for at least a month until we can get something in place to ensure there is no abuse of this benefit. It was brought to us with the recommendation from Finance for Emergency Call Outs. What exactly that exactly mean? Call out for snowplowing? Part of their regular duties is snow plowing. I would like the City Administrator to examine this a little better and maybe come up with better criteria for when this bonus applies.”

Larson recognized as Master Advisor Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) hosted its largest National Leadership Conference to date with more than 8,700 attendees in Anaheim, California. Emily Larson from Amery High School, was recognized as a Master Advisor amongst 42 fellow 2019 Master Advisor recipients awarded nationwide. FCCLA’s Master Advisor national award recognizes advisors who have successfully advised an affiliated chapter for a minimum of three years, continuously promote FCCLA and FCS education, operate an integrated chapter with a balanced program of work, facilitate youth-centered activities, and continue to integrate new ideas and FCCLA happenings. Thanks to the guidance and support of FCCLA Master Advisors, members are able to excel in Competitive Events, serve in leadership roles, gain real world skills through FCS education, and positively impact families, careers, and communities. FCCLA Master Advisors are essential in motivating and mentoring members to reach their highest potential. “Master Advisors deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments and continuing efforts to FCCLA and FCS education,” said Sandy Spavone, Executive Director of FCCLA. “To honor these advisors only shows a small piece of how appreciative the Board of Directors, National Staff, FCCLA members, and supporters are to have these advisors lead FCCLA chapters.” Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has over 175,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on careers that support families. Participation in national FCCLA programs


Emily Larson was recognized as a Master Advisor by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.


Alaina Rivard and Larissa Johnson represented Amery High School at FCCLA’s National Leadership Conference.

Amery students participate at FCCLA Nationals CONTRIBUTED

Larissa Johnson and Alaina Rivard from Amery High School Competed in the National STAR Event Competition at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held in Anaheim, California. More than 8,700 participants from across the country gathered together to attend leadership and program trainings, hear national speakers, meet youth leaders from across the nation, participate in Competitive Events, and explore college and career options. Over 4,700 FCCLA members competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events at NLC. STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Both youth and adults work together in managing the events and serving as evaluators of the participants. Students develop real world skills participating in STAR Events. Events aim to support student development of knowledge and skills by enhancing the classroom experience and career pathway initiatives by equipping students with employable skills and industry insights needed to thrive in the 21st century. FCCLA members choose what STAR Event they would like to compete in, events vary from Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Nutrition to Fashion Design, Job Interview, and Culinary Arts. In order to advance to the national level in a STAR Event, members first compete at the district and state level. Larissa Johnson and Alaina Rivard participated in the Chapter Service Project Portfolio project, which was a project showcasing Amery FCCLA’s military care package endeavor. The ladies participated at FCCLA’s National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California and received a silver medal in the event.


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AUGUST 13-15

AHC makes donation

Pioneer School The Polk County Historical Society is excited to offer two, 3-day sessions of Pioneer School at the restored Polk County Lanesdale School in Balsam Lake, 2019. Second Session: August 13, 14, 15. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a fee for each three-day session. Children, ages 6-14, experience reading, writing, and arithmetic lessons as taught 100 years ago . There will be lots of old-fashioned games, stories, and music. It is a unique and fun learning adventure! They may dress as children did in the early 1900’s; costumes are available at the school. For girls, long dresses and bonnets; for boys, bib-overalls, knickers, and suspenders. Lunches are brought in a pail, basket, or handkerchief with drinks in lidded glass jars, also available. Questions and enrollment can be directed to Tammy at 715485-9269 or email us at

AUGUST 15 Amery Garden Club Meeting and lunch 11:30 at Farm Table patio if weather is good. If not we will be indoors. At 1 p.m. members and other interested people meet at Soo Line Park. We will proceed west on Stower Trail for a dedication of a memorial for ROB BURSIK. Questions ? Call Pat Seidl. 847 736 4938

Wisconsin Supper Club Event The Supper Club event will explore the Wisconsin Supper Club scene, past and present at BrowTine Event Center. Filmmaker Holly De Ruyter, will present Old Fashioned: The Story of the WI Supper Club, accompanied by Mary Bergin, “WI Supper Club Cookbook”. Guests will enjoy an evening of fish fry buffet, grasshopper dessert drink, signature drinks, entertainment and silent auction. There is a per person fee. Your donation, be it fiscal or merchandise, will enable the Polk County Historical Society to continue providing our community exceptional programming and exhibits. Call (715) 485-9269 or email us at polkcountymuseum@lakeland. ws to reserve your tickets. Limited tickets available.

Historical Society Walking Tour On Thursday, August 15, the Amery Area Historical Society members are invited to participate in a walking tour in downtown Amery. The time is 3 p.m. The location will be announced to members. There will be a short meeting following the tour. Interested in attending the tour? Join with an annual membership fee. Call 715-268-6069 for more information.

Amery Hospital & Clinic donated 191 pounds of brats to the Amery Area Food Shelf. The hospital purchased two pigs from the Polk County Fair Quality Meats Auction in July and the meat was then processed into brats. Peg Bavin, co-director of the Amery Area Food Shelf, gladly accepts the donation from Amery Hospital & Clinic.

Bee Keeprs Association The Polk -Burnett Bee Keepers Association will be meeting on Aug. 15, 2019 at the Polk County Justice Center at 7 p.m.

AUGUST 16 Music on the River Join us starting at 5 p.m. at Michael Park in Amery for Music on the River. Nici Peper plays from 5 to 7 p.m. with GB Leighton following. Great food, beer and wine and a cruise-in car show!

AUGUST 17 Apple River WELCA Fall Gathering The Apple River Conference of Women of the ELCA will host their annual Fall Gathering on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the North Valley Lutheran Church with the theme of “Moving Forward as Bold Women”. Registration and Coffee is at 8:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Call 715-645-0025 to register. Everyone is welcome.

AUGUST 17-18 Threshing Bee

Kevin Prindle Wacky Golf Tournament Join us for a Wacky 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament in memory of Kevin Prindle on Friday, August 16 (rain or shine). Raffles and prizes. All proceeds will go to the Kevin Prindle Memorial Wrestling Scholarship. Pre-register at kevinprindlememorial@gmail. com. For information: Scott Prindle 414-534-4742 or Wade Prindle 414-534-1360.

AUGUST 16-18 Ole & Lena’s Wedding Dinner ArtBarn Theatre will present the dinner comedy, Ole & Lena's Wedding, on Friday-Saturday, August 16-17 at 6:30p, and Sunday, August 18 at 1:30p All family and friends are invited to the event of the yearOle & Lena's wedding and reception. Dinner, catered by The Village Pizzeria, will follow the wedding. A traditional Norwegian wedding cake, Kransekake, a dollar dance, and friends and family antics will ensure an exciting celebration! The cast includes Peter Meyer, Amanda Meyer, Jack Starr, Michele Merritt, Kym Wright, Ben Peterson, Jessica Cormican, Stephanie Steele, and Brady Riordan. Directed by Pete Peterson. Tickets MUST be reserved in advance. ArtBarn is located at 1040 Oak Ridge Drive, east of the Osceola Middle School. For more information visit our website at

The 35th Annual Moon Lake Thresherman’s Association, Inc. Threshing Bee & Minneapolis Moline Summer Convention will be Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019. Gates open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flea market, train rides for kids, face painting, sawdust pile, treasure hunt, grilled chicken dinner, steam threshing, stone flour mill, steam powered saw mill, steam powered rock crushing, rope making, demonstrations, displays. Location: George Sollman’s 862 2-3/8 St. Clayton, WI 54004. All exhibitors welcome. Lunch on grounds. For more information: 715948-2533 or 715-781-5566 or visit for updates and applications.

outs available. Located 5 miles south of Amery on Hwy. 46, turn west on 20th Ave. then north on 120th St. Look for the steeple!

Pie and Ice Cream Social Come get your fill of pie and ice cream at Little Falls Lutheran Church’s Pie and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. Menu: Barbecue sandwich, chips, pickle, beverages, pie and ice cream. Free will donation. Little Falls Lutheran Church is located at 1272 44th Ave, Amery.

AUGUST 19 Kids Kayak Adventure Join us Monday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crex Meadows in Grantsburg, WI. Have you ever wanted to learn how to kayak? Here’s your chance. Crex is offering a course for kids aged 11 and older to learn the basics of kayaking and have the chance to paddle around Upper North Fork Flowage. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 9. It costs $25 per person or bring your own equipment. Life jackets are required. To register for events at Crex Meadows, please visit

Mirror Image Style Show

AUGUST 18 Bar-B-Que Chicken Dinner Join us for a Bar-B-Que Chicken Dinner on Sunday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 217 Deronda St., Amery. Bar-bqued chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, bars and beverages. Freewill offering. Take outs available.

Annual Corn & Brat Feed East Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting their annual Corn & Brat Feed on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine in the outdoor chapel. Fresh Corn on the cob, brats with all the fixings, baked beans, lemonade, coffee and dessert. Free will offering. Take

Women are invited to River Valley Christian Women’s Connection “Mirror Image Style Show” 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 19 at Peace Lutheran Church, 2355 Clark Road, Dresser, Wisconsin. For the special feature, women will wear outfits from fashions by Christopher & Banks, North Branch. Our inspirational speaker is Mary McCarthy speaking on “A Pilgrimage of Hope: A Story of Faith and Medicine”. Tammy Vukonich is the featured vocalist. Reservations are required by Tuesday noon, August 13. Please call Shirley, 715-755-2656 or text her at 715-338-1473. For specific questions or considerations, call Diane 651-808-8579.

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he way we communicate with each other is constantly changing. With advances in technology, it seems as if our machines are somehow reading our minds and presenting advertisements for products or services that we have been thinking about. The machines aren’t reading our minds, software has been paying attention to what you look at. My late father Arved, (aka “The Chief”) worked on cars Publisher and often told me “machines are Tom Stangl stupid, they only know what you tell them.” The Chief wouldn’t understand the internet, but he would totally get the plumbing. I recently saw “The Big Hack,” a documentary on Netflix. The two-hour film sought to explain how users of the internet and social media have been handing over personal information to firms who use the data to influence all sorts of behavior through manipulation. Specifically, the film targeted Cambridge Analytica (CA), a data firm used by political parties all over the planet to influence elections. You might recall the company (now closed and bankrupt) got into trouble for misusing data purchased from Facebook. The firm helped Brexit supporters and was seen as key in the election of President Trump. Another branch of the company worked with governments to defeat the Taliban. According to the documentary, CA collected thousands of “data points” on individuals, based largely on information volunteered by social media users. The film refers to psychological profiles created from personality “quizzes” that are popular on Facebook as a source of information. After these data points are collected, campaigns identify people who can be persuaded and create targeted ads that appear in the news feeds on Facebook. The filmmakers make the case that “the persuadables” were targeted to vote one way — or not to vote at all. A case can and should be made that people still have free will and individuals are ultimately responsible for their own actions (or lack thereof), but the film made it sound like enough people (70,000 voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio) were swayed to get the president elected. A subplot of the movie followed Professor David Carroll fighting to get his data back from Cambridge Analytica. Carroll wasn’t successful in his quest before CA went bankrupt. The film tackles some complex topics, but it is apparent that we are paying a high price for the use of free programs like Facebook and even the search giant Google. The currency that we are using is our privacy and identity, which have been high dollar commodities for some time, bought and sold with our implied consent. (At least I think that’s what the 24-page user agreement says, right?) Pundits have argued that these giant tech firms need to be regulated or dismantled. After watching the movie, I have to agree. If a person can’t get a copy of the data that was “given” to Facebook and Google, something is indeed wrong. The more we choose to have virtual interactions instead of meeting and talking with others in real life, the more susceptible we will be to manipulation. As we strive to become more enlightened, we become the stupid machines the Chief railed against, only knowing what we are told. We need to wake up to the price we are paying to be manipulated before it is too late. Alarmist? Maybe. No one ever said democracy would be easy. As always, I welcome your comments. You can reach me by email at, telephone 715-268-8101 or write me at P.O. Box 424, Amery, WI, 54001.

‘You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one’ BY APRIL ZIEMER EDITOR@THEAMERYFREEPRESS.COM


ast week a joint effort between the Amery Fire Department, Police Department and Ambulance Service brought the second National Night Out (NNO) to downtown Amery. My husband brought our children into town and I met up with them after work. I could fill this entire edition of the Editor Free Press with April Ziemer compliments and gratitude to the entities that made NNO possible. Because I am given a word limit, I will touch on a few things that really made an impact on me that evening. I saw members of all three departments volunteering their time to the event; I also saw members of their families supporting their loved ones in their mission to put on one heck of an event for attendees. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the families of the fire/police/EMTS for the their support of this project and for the times that their loved ones spend away from them to assist with the well being of others. I can’t imagine what that is like sometimes and it is important to know that your loved one is appreciated, as are you. Secondly, during my time at this event I heard phrases, “Hello neighbor,” “The kids sure are getting big,” “What did you do this summer?” I saw smiling faces, giggles, high-fives and handshakes. What is even more important is what I did NOT hear or see during the three hours of NNO. I didn’t hear the words Republican or Democrat. Even in the aftermath

of a turbulent weekend in the United States, I didn’t see debates over gun control. Let me state that debate/discussion on these topics is not only important but healthy and necessary in the right manner. It was also perfectly all right to take a break for three hours on this yearly evening of NNO. It wasn’t about giving up your beliefs or concerns for the night, it was about standing by a community member, eating a s’more and having a casual conversation regardless of their political affiliation. Maybe just maybe you were hoping to get in line when they crawled into the dunk tank or maybe you chatted about baseball and found out you had more in common than you realized. The only anger I witnessed that evening was on the faces of children when their parents said it was time to head home. Some of Tuesday night’s sentiments reminded me of a little concert that took place 50 years ago this month. 1969 was the poster child for tempestuous times. Held August 15–18, 1969, Woodstock attracted an audience of more than 400,000. The Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm

‘I am not even sure the three days of August 1969 could take place again. What I do know, is that three hours of setting differences aside can happen in a small townand that is a start.’

in Bethel, New York. Though the festival included monstrous traffic jams, over flowing portable bathrooms, torrential rain, fly covered food, and a gargantuan crowd with no access to showers, attendees found Woodstock to be a treat. Was it simply good vibes that kept Woodstock nonviolent? Maybe people were simply ready to have three days where differing opinions on war and sadness over the losses of MLK and RFK were momentarily set aside. Lead singer of British band “The Who”, Roger Daltry, has said that he doesn’t think the bands were the stars of Woodstock. “In my mind, it was the audience. They were the stars, that half a million people that put up with that crap [laughs] for three days,” said Daltry. The Who themselves didn’t appreciate the hours waiting to go on stage and the struggle to keep their energized anarchy at bay until they were finally allowed to unveil the rock opera “Tommy” at 5 A. M. the next morning. In fact it almost had them packing their bags and leaving. Still, Daltry does admire the coming together of community during the festival. In “Imagine” John Lennon said, “Imagine all the people living in peace…I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one.” I think that is a pretty large feat. I am not even sure the three days of August 1969 could take place again. What I do know, is that three hours of setting differences aside can happen in a small town- and that is a start. I enjoy sharing my thoughts with you and look forward to readers sharing their thoughts in return. Feel free to email me at editor@, write me at P.O. Box 424, Amery WI. 54001 or I can be reached by phone at 715-268-8101.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pot or Not: Dear Editor; We are told marijuana (pot) is not as bad as alcohol, or it is not a gateway drug, or it isn’t any worse for you than smoking tobacco, or it has wonderful medicinal properties for pain or nausea and it could be a great source of revenue for the government. If a falsehood is told enough times by enough people, it eventually is perceived by many to be true. Most of the hype intended to promote pot legalization is lies or exaggerations and using alcohol abolition as an argument is an apples to oranges comparison. People should learn the facts and think for themselves instead of accept all the trendy hype? Is pot or TLC really as good or better for chronic pain than other

available non-narcotic pain relievers? Can you find any studies that show that to be true? Good luck with that. Pot also can cause acute bronchitis, and degrade the immune system. Apparently, the deceivers like a co-founder of the Marijuana Policy Project have admitted that they have always seen medical marijuana laws primarily as protection for recreational users. Any pros for using marijuana should be weighed against its cons and some of the cons are very bad. Data indicates that it is a gateway drug. Wishing or saying that it is not, does not change the facts. After an exhaustive review, the National Academy of Medicine found in 2017 that “cannabis use is likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses; the higher the use, the

greater the risk.” That aside, everyone knows that marijuana usage causes a decrease in mental ability. There is even a strong marijuana link to actual mental illness and violence. Does anyone wonder what is happening in the states that have legalized recreational use of the drug? Well, the first four states that did so have shown a 37% increase in murders and a 25% increase in aggravated assault. Not so good huh? Cannabis is also associated with a significant number of child deaths due to neglect or abuse. So, making pot more available and thereby more widely used is not a way to keep America great. Remember the old saying “look before you leap”. It applies here. Rod Cain Deer Park



n times of emergencies, true character is revealed. We are reminded of this each time there is a tragedy or terrible event such as the recent spate of storms that ravaged Polk County. At a time when many people had just experienced unprecedented winds that uprooted their trees and damaged their homes the people of this County stood up and went to the aid of their neighbors. My phone started ringing soon after the storm stopped. Neighbors called to check on us. We called to check on others. Fortunately, we were fine. Others were not so lucky. Soon the sound of chainsaws buzzed through the air. There was no time to wait. People were trapped

in their homes due to fallen trees. Many Samaritans, risking their own safety and property, were venturing to neighbor homes to make sure people were safe and that they had whatever was needed. Businesses, too many to mention here, deployed their workPolk County ers and equipment to help people dig Economic Development out of the mess. No time to ask quesCorporation tions. Just do what has to be done. Vince Netherland We all have our own stories about the storms that crashed our lives recently. It is easy to focus on the damage and the misfortune. But it is times like these that we hopefully have the opportunity to be grateful and to take the

time to recognize what defines us as a community. We all pitch in to help our neighbors. Help came in the form of clearing trees, providing food and shelter, offering the use of our homes, and by extending a hand. Volunteer firemen, utility workers, village and County employees, businesses, schools and churches all rose to the occasion when they were needed. Not to mention the neighbors who simply went out in the rain to help others. Many of us are fortunate to have jobs, income, and good health, all of which allow us to help one another when needed. So, the next time you are frustrated or disappointed in the ‘bad’ luck you have endured, be thankful that you are not alone and that there are people here in Polk County who have your back!


Evers signs transportation bill, vetoes 2 others MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has signed a Republican-authored transportation bill and vetoed two others. Evers announced the actions Tuesday. The bill he signed requires the state Department of Transportation to maintain an inventory of at least five “design-build” highway projects. The term refers to a project in which a single contractor handles all aspects of the job. He vetoed another GOP bill that would have required DOT to develop discretionary raises for employees

who help save the agency money. Evers said the DOT already participates in such a program through the Department of Administration. The other Republican bill he vetoed would have required DOT to list at least seven alternate highway subbase materials and allowed bids based on an alternate material. Evers said DOT engineers already determine what subbases are appropriate.

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Appreciates city crew Letter to the editor: We would like to give a big THANK YOU, to the Amery City crew for their quick help with a water pipe issue. Your quick response and work to fix the issue was greatly appreciated. Thank you for doing such a great job taking care of the City of Amery! Your hard work does not go unnoticed. Keep up the great work! Dental Arts

Will miss Harris To the Editor, I am writing in regards to a letter that I received from Amery Hospital & Clinic. It was to inform me that Tracey Harris, DNP had left the Clear Lake Clinic. What a sad day; she was truly a wonderful person who cared about the people she saw and cared for. In a rural community, it is hard to get a doctor, and when we get one who cares so deeply about her patients, it is difficult to see her leave. I know that the person or person responsible for her leaving should have thought twice. The community will miss Tracey greatly. Lorna Rogers Clear Lake, WI

Trump, Republicans not racist Dear Editor I’m sick of the outright lies about President Trump and Republicans as racist! President Trump and Republicans are not racists, yes our president can be a little in artful as he fights back against those who call him a racist, treasonous, criminal, child abuser, supporter of terrorist and to many other vile comments. Lately it has been very popular for news media and politicians to take President Trumps Charlottesville, comments out of content. Here is the actual quote. “Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.” After another question at that press conference, Trump became even more explicit: “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.” Clearly when they say President Trump call white nationalist fine people that is a lie! Please remember who has lied to you! Let’s examine a little history. The first anti-Nebraska local meeting where “Republican” was suggested as a name for a new anti-slavery party was held in a Ripon, Wisconsin schoolhouse on March 20, 1854. Senate Republicans pushed hard for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against a filibuster by Senate Democrats. Republicans want a free market where everyone is free. Democrats seem to want socialism where all are slaves. Republican want equal opportunity for all to be wealthy and Democrats want all equal in poverty with equal income. When I’m critical of your ideas it is not because of your skin color it is because I don’t like your idea and I’m treating you as the equal you are! Stop calling us racist because racists are evil! I’m not evil! Reasonable minds can differ when it comes to politics! Sincerely, Terry Guanella Amery



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Polk County Circuit Court Appearance Date: August 6, 2019 Shayna Alayna Allen, 19, Clear Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10. James Peter Belisle, 18, Somerset, OWI (1st), $937.50; operating with prohibited alcohol content >=0.15 (1st), $937.50. Elijah Benjamin Jr., 29, Danbury, vehicle passenger failure to wear seat belt, $10. Brittany Amanda Christensen-Riegel, 28, Dresser, OU, $100. Eric Ray Crosby, 39, Amery, operating motorcyle without valid license, $200.50. Peter Lee Doll, 35, Frederic, speeding in 55 mph zone (1-10 mph), $175.30. Zachary Steven Doyle, 27, Minneapolis, MN, OWI (1st), $175.30; possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle-driver, $263.50; prohibited alcohol content >=0.15 (1st), $937.50. Lawrence Andrew Eng, 39, Amery, hit and run - unattended vehicle, $263.50. Jerik Jeffrey Espersen, 28, Frederic, OWI (1st), $937.50; operating with prohibited alcohol content >=0.08, <0.15 (1st), $937.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Peter Neil Forster, 63, Balsam Lake, non-registration of auto <10,000 lbs, $175.30.

Maxwell J. George, 18, inattentive driving, $187.90. Donna Louise Groothousen, 52, Frederic, OU, $100. Katelyn Emma Haase, 18, Somerset, speeding in 55 mph zone (11-15 mph), $175.30. Lee Michael James Harry, 31, Centuria, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Kolten E. Heimbach, 16, Osceola, speeding in 55 mph zone (1-10 mph), $175.30. Kimberly Joy Hoffman, 39, Amery, speeding in 55 mph zone (1-10 mph), $175.30. Nicholas James Irwin, 19, Osceola, speeding in 55 mph zone (1-10 mph), $175.30. Laura Jean Jensen, 61, Osceola, failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.30. Abby Ruth Johnson, 18, Osceola, OWI (1st) $937.50; operating with prohibited alcohol content <0.15, $811.50. Alex Cole Johnson, 20, Centuria, inattentive driving; $187.50. Tiffany Elizabeth Johnson, 31, Clayton, duty/report accident (report requirement), $200.50. Dylan Michael Jones, 21, Woodville,

OWI (1st), $937.50; operating with prohibited alcohol content >=.08, <.15 (1st), $937.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Michelle Leah Jorgensen, 24, Dresser, operating while revoked (forfeiture 1st), $200.50. Michael Marcus Kralewski, 28, St. Croix Falls, speeding in 55 mph zone (1-10 mph), $175.30. Daniel Jerome Linehan, 37, Milltown, exceeding speed zones (1-10 mph), $175.30. Joseph Paul Lobert, 25, Milltown, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Thomas R. Lucas, 34, St. Croix Falls, operate without valid license (1st), $200.50. Glen Charles Mapes, 56, Columbia Heights, MN, failure to yield while making left turn, $175.30. Robert John McCarty, 38, Osceola, transferee failure to apply new vehicle title, $175.30. Raymond Edward Merrill Jr., 22, New Richmond, operating without a valid license (1st), $200.50. April Ann Mootz, 23, Rogers, MN, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.

Polk County arrest report Brenda Lea McClay, 41, Frederic, was arrested August 3 for a Burnett County warrant. Benjamin Joseph Bursch, 34, Blaine, MN, was arrested July 31 for a warrant. Michael John Trumble, 25, Amery, was arrested July 30 for a probation hold. Brett W. Frank Sr., 55, Frederic, was arrested August 3 for misdemeanor bail jumping. Cheyenne Tokeem Nolan, 35, Little Falls, MN, was arrested August 3 for possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven Lamont Perry, 48, Prairie Farm, was arrested August 2 for felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brook A. Willia, 26, Prairie Farm, was arrested August 2 for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation warrant/hold and a Burnett County failure to appear warrant. William Joseph Rainey, 38, Turtle Lake, was arrested July 31 for battery and resisting an officer. Terri Ann Schaubschlager, 46, Centuria, was arrested July 30 for felony bail jumping and resisting an officer. Zachary Allen Grandy, 18, Grantsburg, was arrested July 29 for physical abuse of a child, felony bail jumping and a probation hold. Benjamin Herbert Heimbach, 41, Osceola,

was arrested July 28 for disorderly conduct. Derek Lee Paulson, 34, Frederic, was arrested July 29 for obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants (x2) and a probation warrant. Robert Joseph Biedler, 32, Luck, was arrested July 29 for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold. Garrett Coakley Wendelboe, 24, Hayward, was arrested August 4 for OWI (1st) and operating with prohibited alcohol conduct. Michelle Marie Schmidt, 49, Osceola, was arrested August 4 for OWI (1st) and prohibited alcohol content (1st). Jeremy S. Littlepipe, 24, Luck, was arrested August 3 for OWI (1st). Donald Calvin Lee, 29, Taylors Falls, was arrested August 2 for OWI (2nd) with passengers under 16. Bradley Glen Sloper, 33, Milltown, was arrested July 30 for OWI (1st), possession of marijuana, armed while intoxicated and carrying a concealed weapon. Dominic Tyler Mantel, 20, was arrested July 30 for operating with detectable amount of a controlled substance. Jody J. Anderson, 47, Somerset, was arrested July 30 for OWI (3rd).

Peggy Ann Olson, 59, Osceola, OU, $100.00. James G. Plutshack, 66, Somerset, operating left of center line, $213.10. Kyle Everett Rinde, 27, Eagan, MN, operating left of center line, $213.10. Bradley James Schweitzer, 23, St. Croix Falls, exceeding speed zones (1-10 mph), $175.30. Michael James Stene, 34, Burnsville, MN, speeding in 55 mph zone (1-10 mph), $175.30. Pattie Jean Sullivan Wilson, 61, Siren, inattentive driving, $187.90. Joseph Ronald Thoen, 40, Centuria, OWI (1st), $937.50; possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle-driver, $263.50. Daniel Peter Tracy, 51, New Richmond, failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Lori Faye Van Doome, 55, Hertel, OWI (1st), $937.50; unlawful U turn-failure to exercise due care, $175.30. Katie Lynn Virkus, 30, Litchfield, MN, operate without valid license (1st), $200.50. Raymond Alex Warwas, 21, Luck, operate motorcycle without valid license, $200.50. Jesse Bodi Zelinski, 31, Clayton, OWI (1st), $937.50; operating with prohibited alcohol content >=.08, <0.15 (1st), $937.50.

Polk County Marriage Licenses Zachary David Anderson and Jada Rose Hamilton of Frederic are to be married August 17, 2019. Benjamin James Burger and Erica Luteyn Lensink of St. Paul, MN are to be married August 24, 2019. Jeremy Lee Erickson and Sadie Jo Marie Simonsen of Frederic are to be married August 24, 2019. Travis Allen Nelson and Britta Ann Turner of Luck are to be married September 7, 2019. Shawn Patrick Tilly of Lincoln and Jackyln Nicole Sharp of Star Prairie are to be married August 17, 2019. William Charles Wilson and Anjanette Elaine Osero of Amery are to be married August 31, 2019.

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Amery Police Report 08/02/19-08/08/19 08/02/19, 01:29 a.m., Disturbance 08/02/19, 07:30 a.m., Business alarm 08/02/19, 11:22 a.m., Assist motorist 08/02/19, 01:15 p.m., Mental health call 08/02/19, 03:08 p.m., Assist motorist 08/02/19, 03:51 p.m., Assist other agency 08/02/19, 04:15 p.m., Mental health call 08/02/19, 07:24 p.m., Disturbance 08/03/19, 01:57 a.m., Disturbance 08/03/19, 08:26 a.m., Assist other agency 08/03/19, 09:48 a.m., Assist other agency 08/03/19, 10:03 a.m., Vehicle lockout 08/03/19, 12:35 p.m., Disturbance 08/03/19, 01:51 p.m., Assist other agency 08/03/19, 02 p.m., Assist citizen 08/03/19, 04:20 p.m., Assist other agency 08/03/19, 09:17 p.m., Assist in child custody issue 08/03/19, 11:10 p.m., Noise complaint

08/03/19, 11:31 p.m., 911 hang up 08/04/19, 02:08 a.m., 911 hang up 08/04/19, 11:06 p.m., Mental health call 08/04/19, 11:35 p.m., Assist other agency 08/04/19, 12:14 p.m., Animal control call 08/04/19, 03:42 p.m., Mental health call 08/04/19, 06:55 p.m., Disturbance 08/04/19, 09:17 p.m., Assist citizen 08/05/19, 08:25 a.m., Mental health call 08/05/19, 11 a.m., Assist EMS 08/05/19, 11:46 a.m., Assist in a civil matter 08/05/19, 02:15 p.m., Assist other agency 08/05/19, 03:27 p.m., Mental health call 08/06/19, 01:06 a.m., Assist EMS 08/06/19, 05:45 a.m., Mental health call 08/06/19, 08:59 a.m., Scam report 08/06/19, 11:08 a.m., Suspicious activity 08/06/19, 12:14 p.m., Assist citizen 08/06/19, 03:04 p.m., Theft report

08/06/19, 03:45 p.m., Mental health call 08/06/19, 07:11 p.m., Assist with civil matter 08/06/19, 08:10 p.m., Welfare check 08/07/19, 03:15 p.m., Assist business 08/07/19, 09:58 a.m., Mental health call 08/07/19, 12:24 p.m., Disturbance 08/07/19, 01:28 p.m., Mental health call 08/07/19, 03:30 p.m., Assist other agency 08/07/19, 08:35 p.m., Mental health call 08/07/18, 09:08 p.m., Suspicious activity 08/08/19, 01:13 p.m., Mental health call 08/08/19, 06:11 p.m., Disturbance

ARRESTS: Christopher Weiss, 46 of New Richmond. Possession of Methamphetamine, Repeater; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Repeater Janice Fisher, 42 of Osceola. Probation Hold


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110 Years Ago August 5, 1909

In the meantime, the kitchen became a wall of flames. He picked up the child and raced through the flames to another bedroom where he laid the child on a bed and ripped a screen from the window. Yelling for help, Randy was told to jump from the burning building by people on the ground. The Newbauer youth was taken to the burn center at St. Paul Ramsey hospital in serious condition with burns on his arm and neck and suffering from smoke inhalation. The body of three-year-old Jennifer Billy was recovered by St. Paul firemen.

Jas. N. Hanson Injured James N. Hanson who lives northwest of Amery, met with a very serious injury last Friday afternoon. Mr. Hanson was cutting barley with a binder and got down to adjust some of the machinery when the horses became frightened and started. He ran to their heads and took them by the bits but was unable to stop them. He was thrown to the ground and both horses and binder passed completely over his body. It is miraculous that he escaped with his life. It is thought that he escaped internal injuries and at present is improving as well as can be expected.

100 Years Ago August 14, 1919 Two Caught in Cave-In Robert the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kuschel who live in the L. L. Foster house in east Amery was caught in a cave-in with his six-year-old brother at the Algren gravel pit in west Amery and died before the rescuers could extricate him. The older boy was saved. The little boys had gone to the pit with their father who was hauling gravel and were playing in the pit when the overhanging bank became dislodged and caught them. The father had just started to the pit to warn them of their danger but was to late to save them.

Sugar at 11¢ a Pound Remember that the government has set the legal price on sugar at 11¢ per pound and have decided that the merchant who sells at a higher price is a profiteer and is subject to prosecution.

New Photo Studio Owners The Bannisters from New Richmond have purchased the photo studio in this city from Lawrence Olin and will take possession and be open for business next week. The Bannisters have for many Yesterday’s years been considered the News leading phoDiane Stangl tographers in this part of the state and there are many here who know of and have seen some of the beautiful work turned out from their studios.

95 Years Ago August 14, 1924 Parking Violator Fined One of the well-known young men of this city was arrested Monday for violating the car parking ordinance, having parked his car on the sidewalk in front of the Amery Auto Co. and leaving it there all night. He pled guilty in Judge Johnson’s court and paid his fine.

40 Years Ago August 21, 1979

Sjobeck’s Men’s Store

Fall Festival to Attract 24 Bands

A. R. Sjobeck & Brother, purchased the stock and goodwill of the tailoring and gents furnishings business formerly conducted by O. Madsen. The original store burned in a fire in 1924 and Sjobeck moved the business to the Fay building (now Farm Table). A. R. Sjobeck, right, is pictured in his store in the Fay building in the early 1930’s.

Tax Exemption How nice it sounds! But supposing someone proposed double taxation for the majority of the people in order that a minority might go tax-free. Such a proposal today would cause unqualified condemnation yet our lawmakers by refusing to change our old laws so as to prohibit the further issuance of tax-exempt bonds are sanctioning the double taxation method for the masses in order that tax exemption may be enjoyed by the few.

Let the Mail Fly The Air Mail service is now running practically on time, each day including Sundays and holidays between New York and San Francisco. Mail for the western coast will be advanced from one to two days if sent by air. Mail for southern states and middle-western cities will be advanced from 2 to 16 hours depending on location. Mail by the “Air Route” and save time.

85 Years Ago August 16, 1934 Prominent Amery Businessman Dies John B. Parslow for 39 years a respected resident of this city died suddenly at his home Saturday morning at 8:30, aged 66 years. He was born at Wagon Landing July 14, 1868 and when a young man went to North St. Paul where he lived for six years and at this place he learned the barber trade from his brother Orange Parslow. From North St. Paul he came to Amery and has lived here continuously since. Thirty-three years ago he went into partnership with L. P. Christensen in the barber business and this partnership continued until his death last Saturday morning. “Jack” Parslow, as he was familiarly known had a wide acquaintance over this entire section and had friends without number who will mourn his passing. He was honest and law-abiding and every citizen

both old and young take his death as a personal loss.

80 Years Ago All School Busses Must be Red, White and Blue The state highway commission has called the attention of Polk county school officials to three new laws affection operation of school busses. The first new law requires every bus to be painted red, white and blue. This is not because it is the national colors, but research has shown that the buses are seen better in this color, especially at night.

To sum it all up, the Germans really fear his gun. He says that there is a lot of hard work connected with the operation of these guns, but decides it’s all a part of army life.

70 Years Ago August 11, 1949 Farm Home Burns To Ground

Louis Spray, a Hayward resort owner, broke the world’s muskie record by hauling in a whooper, weighing 58 pounds and 9 oz. in Grindstone Lake. The previous recognized catch is 58 lbs. 4 oz., caught in Lake of the Woods several years ago. Bud Mann, Hayward, took a 45 pounder out of Bark lake there 10 days ago, and Charles Smith of Winter got one weighing 32 pounds in the same lake on the same night.

The William Corty farm home located about two miles west of Amery on the Hickory Point road burned to the ground last Friday evening starting about 7 p.m. Origin of the blaze centered in the fire-making attempts of a five-year-old grandson of the Cortys, who kindled the flames in a wood box. The youngster rushed to the barn to tell Mr. Corty of the fire but by the time he reached the scene, the blaze had reached some combustible liquid material and was out of control, Fortunately, a threshing crew was passing shortly thereafter and helped save most of the furniture. Fire-fighting efforts of neighbors and some Amery department members saved a shed in the path of the wind-fed blaze.

75 Years Ago August 17, 1944

45 Years Ago August 22, 1974

Record Muskie Weighs Over 58 Pounds


Youth Seriously Burned

To horn tooters – There’s a new pop gun being oiled up these days for any of the young fry that come down the south end of town a’tooting their horn at 2 or 3 o’clock. So don’t say we didn’t warn you. Cpl. Alfred Hemauer sent a clipping from Italy that tells about the 90 mm. gun, which has been used so effectively against the Nazis. Alfred has been gun commander on one of these guns for about three months and has fifteen men under him. His group knocked out a whole battery of German 88s with the 90 mm. gun and did a good job of putting the four guns out of action. They have also accounted for quite a few Jerry planes.

Randy Newbauer, 16 is recovering from burns and smoke inhalation at St. Paul Ramsey burn center, which resulted when he tried to rescue a threeyear-old St. Paul child about 4:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Newbauer, Clear Lake. According to Mrs. Newbauer, Randy had been visiting his aunt, Trudy Kretman at 735 Beech St., St. Paul, Minn. The youth told his aunt that he smelled smoke in the fourplex and went to investigate. Randy discovered a fire across the hall from his aunt’s apartment on the second floor. Entering the apartment, he noticed fire on the kitchen floor and found a child, apparently lifeless, in an adjacent, smokefilled bedroom.

Amery Community Club members heard reports on the Fall Festival and concert series Monday night at the Camelot. “In case you didn’t already know, don’t look for the medallion – it’s been found already,” said Chuck Williamson, chairman of the Fall Festival association. He pointed out that the Fall Festival would officially kickoff on Friday evening, Sept. 14, with an ice cream social at Union State Bank. The social is sponsored by the band booster club. “We’re really proud of the parade,” observed Williamson. He said that 24 marching bands would be competing in the parade. “They will be judged the whole parade route,” Williamson added.

New Physician at Cornwall Clinic Dr. Paul Elbing, 29, joins the staff at Cornwall Clinic on Monday. A 1976 graduate to UW-Madison medical school, Dr. Elbing recently completed a threeyear, family practice residency in Eau Claire. The physician is no stranger to the community. He served in the extern program at ARVM hospital in 1973 between his first two years of medical school. “When I was here before, I developed an interest in family medicine,” said Dr. Elbing. A native of Oshkosh, the physician said he decided to practice medicine in Amery because of his familiarity with the area and the people. Dr. Elbing will practice with four other physicians at Cornwall Clinic. They are Drs. H. A. Dasler, F. L. Whitlark, William Byrne and Daniel Schroeder.

Amery Telephone Marks 6,000th An open house will be held at the Amery Telephone company offices to commemorate the installation of the 6,000th phone and the company’s 82nd anniversary. Persons attending the event will be eligible for door prizes, including free telephone service. The record setting installation was made at the Dave Fox residence, route 2, Amery.



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DOMINIC’S LIGHT: Family hopes to crush the stigma of mental illness CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

As years passed, Dominic’s parents started noticing some changes in him. The curious boy they loved began to develop depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. The help they wanted to assist him in getting and what Dominic felt was best for himself became a battle. After a long, tiring and complex four-year-battle with mental illness, Dominic, at the age of 19, ended his life on Nov. 25, 2018. He came from a large family who is now on a mission to prevent other families from going through the pain they are experiencing. They have created a nonprofit organization called “Dominic’s Light.” Their group said, “Our mission is to be seen and be heard throughout our communities, to help our future generations with mental health and wellness through awareness, advocacy and support. Our desire is to create a space of holistic healing for our youth to keep their minds healthy. It is our honor to carry his beliefs forward in our mission.” Dominic’s Light funds efforts within communities for increased mental health awareness, promoting mental wellness, advocating to improve access and availability to mental health care, suicide prevention and support for loved ones left behind. Remembering back on the day that Dominic ended his life, Shawn explained it was like so many other days their family felt frustration trying to navigate their way through Dominic’s mental health journey. It seemed he felt resentment and irritation toward his parents when they would suggest avenues of seeking treatment. He would become hostile with them and because he was legally an adult, their hands were tied. Dominic was at a park on Nov. 25, when a concerned person called the police over odd behavior they felt he was displaying. The police had found ammunition on Dominic, but it wasn’t enough for them to hold him. They drove him to his parent’s home. Tim expressed to law enforcement his concern over Dominic being dropped off there when his son obviously needed help. Like so many other times, the officer explained there was nothing they could do. Later in the day, the same officer made a return visit to their home. This


The Curtis family misses times spent together, like this family vaction. Clockwise L-R: Kya, Jada, Shawn, Tim and Dominic Curtis.

time he was at the home after a 911 call was placed when the Curtis’ heard a gunshot and found their son had made the decision to end his struggle. Dominic left behind a family full of sadness and grief. This family though, wasn’t about to silently go through each day dwelling on the “What ifs.” Dominic was born into a large and close-knit group of go-getters. Now the Curtis and McBroom families feel the boy they so severely miss is with them as they help spread Dominic’s Light through self-care, acts of kindness to those who are struggling and by being a friend to those who need one most. Dominic’s Light Facebook page provides inspirational messages, mental health information and offers a place for people to share their stories. Dominic’s friends and family have bravely shared their personal stories of what life was like both before and after Dominic’s death. They have offered information about their experiences and coping mechanisms. Recently Tim shared the following, ”Growing up and all through adulthood, I never had an issue with mental illness. After losing Dominic I was able to put my grief aside by

keeping busy by keeping the family going. But that only lasted for so long. In June, I left on our annual fishing trip to Canada and I had an anxiety attack on the way there. It was something I had never experienced before so I had no idea what was happening. It was so intense that I considered going to the ER. While it wasn’t something that I was really even thinking about, this was the first time I had left my family after losing Dominic and I’m sure that subconsciously this was what caused it. Since then, most days I have tightness in my chest, living with subtle anxiety. I do have a prescription now in case of another attack, but I’ve found that the best thing for me is exercise and working on Dominic’s Light.” Dominic’s loved ones who are working with the organization are advocates for those that are suffering with mental health issues and want to offer support for their loved ones. As their Facebook says, “If any of this resonates with you, then we welcome you and hope you will join us in spreading Dominic’s Light.” A fundraiser for the organization has been planned in Chippewa Falls, Sept. 8, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Loopy’s grill and saloon. There will be live music, food,

fun for kids, raffles and silent auction items. His loved ones have been working tirelessly to make this an event Dominic would be proud of. In fact, many of Dominic’s family have pitched in to offer their talents in different ways to make Dominic’s Light a success. There have been candles made, a website started that can be visited at and words of comfort shared such as the following poem written by his cousin, Stacy Otis: On Agates and Stones, We Walk We, here on earth, travel various paths. Some are guided by rivers and streams. Some hike the mountains and valleys. Others are driven by stars and dreams. Our family walks on a path of agates and stones. Laid there to bring spiritual protection. On this path, we are solid, stable and grounded. It is not just one path, of course, it is many As each one of us have a unique direction. Sometimes they cross, sometimes they split, sometimes connect at where we were founded. On agates and stones, we walk In 1976, the first stone was placed, beginning the path that keeps us interlaced Losing a father is hard for the children, but this trying time brings them closer Clearly they see the path laid before them. On agates and stones, they walk together It is hard for Mom, too, being left alone with all children. From sixteen to two, there were more than a few She too sees the path laid there before her Giving her the strength to raise all eight to be greater than great On agates and stones, they walk Now it is forty-two years later, our family is growing, very much greater Everyone grew up and had many babies. And here we are, on agates and stones we walk All of us, plus the littles and middles, we need more stones to keep us together Another loved one is called to guide us forever. With a heart much too large for this race, Dominic James leaves us for a new place From there, he sprinkles our path with stones he has gathered Each one thoughtfully chosen and perfectly planted Transferring powerful energy from his heart to ours At exactly the time when we need it the most Forever a son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin He shows us the way that we are a soul family Connected in ways we do not understand But still we believe, and we love, and we gather On agates and stones, we walk

Motorcycle Versus Deer Collision Turns Fatal Anthony Lewsader, 50, North St. Paul, Minnesota, has died from injuries sustained in a Polk County accident. According to a release from the sheriff’s department, on Aug. 6, at 11:30 a.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a reported crash involving a motorcycle striking a deer on State Highway 87 approximately 600 feet south of 210th Ave., in the town of Eureka. Upon Deputies arrival, they learned Lewsader was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle north bound on Highway 87. He was riding with a friend who indicated he observed the deer walking out of the east ditch, however, did not believe that Lewsader had observed the deer until it was in the roadway.

Upon noticing the deer in the roadway, Lewsader applied the brakes to the point of leaving skid marks. He was unable to avoid the deer and they struck. Lewsader was thrown from the motorcycle and both continued to the north, tumbling on the pavement. Lewsader came to rest in the roadway, had suffered injuries to his head and was not wearing a helmet. Based on the extent of the injuries, he was airlifted from the scene by the Life Link air ambulance and transported to Regions Hospital in St Paul Minnesota. Lewsadwer succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash and died. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office with this crash was the Cushing Fire Department and First Responders, Lakes Area EMS, and the Life Link Air Ambulance.


Music on the River returns this Friday Michael Park will host the August installment of Amery’s Music on the River this Friday. A car show, food, drink and entertainment on the Danielson Stage will bring people together to celebrate summer from 5-9:30 p.m.

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Fun, fun, fun at Farm City Day


Leo Lauterbach climbs aboard a shiney orange utility tractor and adds it to his Christmas list.


Who needs a SANDbox, when you can have fun in a CORNbox. Many corncastles constructions kept youngsters busy. PAM HUMPAL | AMERY FREE PRESS

Pictured to the right, two girls pedal with all their might as their efforts power up the blender that is mixing up a smoothie.



Tours were provided to give participants at glance into Minglewood Dairy’s daily operations.

Many little hands took their try at “milking a cow” during Saturday’s event.


Darrell “Bud” Richardson Darrell “Bud” Richardson age 92, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Amery, Wisconsin. Darrell “Bud” Richardson w was born on January 27, 11927 to Millard and Grace ((Hulleman) Richardson in IIreton, Iowa. He finished the 88th grade and farmed with h his father in many locations ssuch as Iowa, Wisconsin a and Missouri. In his early ttwenties he left the farm to sstart his life. He worked in D Deer Park as an auto body rrepair and mechanic, he worked for Stillwater motors, Doboy in the paint department, Marina on the St. Croix varnishing boats, Power plant in Bayport as an electrician and then at the Clear Lake Schools as a bus driver and mechanic.

During this time he married Phyllis Boettcher on May 28, 1955 in Augusta, Wisconsin and they made their home just North of Deer Park, Wisconsin where they raised 4 daughters, Diane Richardson of Mission Viejo, California, Darilyn Richardson of Amery, Donna Richardson of Amery, Wisconsin and Deanna Richardson of Mission Viejo, California. Bud lost his wife of 33 years on July 3, 1988. He moved to South Street in Amery, Wisconsin where he enjoyed snow blowing for his neighborhood, driving cars for Jeff Manlove, making rice krispies for Cary & Mark and taking care of his home and yard. He was always willing to help his neighbors, he especially loved going to the Amery family restaurant with Chili and Gzime and all of the girls there as well as Bremer Bank on Fridays and having coffee at the senior center. He is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, parents, Millard and Grace, 4 brothers, Lewis (Sweed), Glen (Tony), John (Jack) and Harry (Dutch) and 2 sisters, Leona and Iris. He is survived by his four daughters, Diane, Darilyn, Donna and Deanna; grandchildren,

Donnie, Timmy, Cassie and Drew; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Alex, Kasey, Courtney, Wyatt as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed. The Casketbearers for the service will be Grace, Ella and Anna Williamson, Claire and Charlie Flanum, Janysa and Kimmy Adiloska. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the East Lincoln Alliance Church with Pastor Randy Schussman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 PM on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will immediately take place following the service at the East Lincoln Cemetery. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin 54001.



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AREA CHURCHES AMERY CONGREGATIONAL, 201 N. Harriman Ave. Barry Schaefer, pastor Wednesday, August 14: Newsletter Submissions Deadline; 6 pm FUEL at Trinity Lutheran Church. Thursday, August 15: 8:15 am Ministerium; 9:30 am Senior Dining Hall Open; 5:30 pm Women’s Bible Study; 7 pm Money Management. Friday, August 16: 9:30 am Senior Dining Hall Open. Sunday, August 18: 10 am Worship; 11:15 am Congregational Giving Meeting. Monday, August 19: 9:30 am Senior Dining; 7 pm Boy Scouts. Tuesday, August 20: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 9:30 am Senior Dining Hall Open; 10 am Bible Study. AMERY FREE LUTHERAN, 1 mile west of golf course on CTH F, Eric Christenson, pastor, Every Sunday: 9:15 am Worship Service; 6 pm Small Group Bible Studies in homes. Wednesdays: 9:30 am Small Group Women’s Bible Study in home; 7 pm Youth Group. Call the church office for details 715-268-9218. APPLE RIVER COMMUNITY, 942 US Hwy. 8, Amery Justin Hosking, pastor Sunday: 9:30 am Sunday School for All Ages; 10:15 am Coffee and Fellowship; 10:30 am Morning Worship. Monday: 6:30 pm Women’s Bible Study. Wednesday: 10 am Men’s Bible Study. BALSAM LUTHERAN, 1115 Mains Crossing, Amery, Dan Watland, pastor 507-459-1141, Church 715-2689291, Sunday worship 10:15 am. Holy Communion 2nd & 3rd Sundays. CENTERPOINT, 740 Maple Drive, St. Croix Falls (High school) Dick Enerson, pastor Sunday: 10-11:15 am Worship celebration; Children’s church (SuperKidz) age 4-5th grade; Nursery (KidzKorner) birth-3 years. Cell Groups (small group Bible studies) offered throughout the week. CHURCH OF CHRIST, New Richmond Jack Philips, Evangelist, 715-497-7596 Sunday: 9 am Bible Study; 10 am Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Bible Study and Devotions. CLEAR LAKE UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 11:00 am Worship. Wednesday: 5:30 pm Meal for all; 6 pm Church school. DEER PARK UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 9:45 am Worship. DERONDA LUTHERAN, 1239 65th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, August 14: 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 6-8 pm FUEL at Trinity. Thursday, August 15: 9 am Little Falls Bible Study; 2 pm Little Falls serve at Willow Ridge Nursing Home; 5 pm Befrienders meet at Village Pizzeria; 6:30 pm Education Committee Meeting at Little Falls; 7:30 pm Youth Committee Meets at Little Falls. Friday, August 16: 5 pm Parish Pie Shop at Music on the River. Saturday, August 17: 8-9:30 am Men in Mission at Little Falls; WELCA Apple River Conference Fall Retreat at N. Valley Lutheran in Centuria; 9-11 am Ukulele Circle at Amery Public Library; 7 pm Outdoor Worship at Little Falls. Sunday, August 18: 9:30 am NUIC Combined Worship with Holy Communion at Trinity; 9:30 am Breakfast after Worship at Trinity; 4 pm Little Falls Ice Cream Social; 7-8:30 pm Confirmation Campfire at Peper Home. Tuesday, August 20: 9 am Little Falls Quilting; 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 11:30 am Lunch Bunch with Parish Staff at Trinity; 7 pm NUIC Council at Little Falls. See our website for up-to-date scheduling EAST BALSAM BAPTIST, 1816 108th St./CTH I, Balsam Lake, Gabriel Brennan, pastor 715-857-5411 Sunday: 9 am Worship service; 10:30 am Sunday school. Tuesday: Women’s Ministry; 9 am Bible Study. EAST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, south of Amery on Hwy. 46 then west on 20th Ave., Kathy Pennington, pastor Wednesday, August 14: 7 pm Council Meeting. Sunday, August 18: 9 am Bible Study; 10 am Worship. Monday, August 19: 9 am Labyrinth Maintenance. EAST LINCOLN ALLIANCE, 735 70th Ave., Amery 715-268-2350 Eric Danielson and Randy Schussman, pastors Sunday: 8:45 am Prayer Meeting; 9 am Coffee and Fellowship; 9:30 am Worship service. Child Care and Discovery Land for children are provided during Worship service. Small groups meet throughout the week. Contact the church office for further details. Recharge for Middle and High School students, 6 pm every Wednesday. EL SALEM BAPTIST/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER, Dresser, Darryl R. Olson, pastor Sunday: 9:30 am Sunday school; 10:35 am Worship; 6 pm Sunday evening.

Wednesday: 7 pm Bible Study. ELIM LUTHERAN, Range, Dan Watland, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. Holy Communion 2nd and 3rd Sundays. Council 3rd Tuesday at 6 pm FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA), 301 1st Ave. East (across from public beach on Co. Rd. I) Balsam Lake, 715-4853800, Diane Norstad, pastor Sunday: 9:30 am Sunday worship; Communion first and last Sunday. Wednesday: 6:30 pm J.A.M. (Jesus & Me). FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA), 134 Prentice St. S, Clayton Margaret Grant, pastor Sunday: 9 am Sunday school; 9:45 am Worship; 10:45 am Fellowship. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 pm Mission Quilting Tuesdays 9 am Wednesday evening service 7:15-7:45 pm FIRST LUTHERAN, 240 Elm St., Amery Tim Bjorge, pastor Wednesday, August 14: Hi League; 7 pm Church Council. Thursday, August 15: 8 am Bible Study; 8:30 am Quilters; 9:30 am Ruth Circle; 7 pm Al Anon. Saturday, August 17: 9 am WELCA Fall Retreat at North Valley in Centuria. Sunday, August 18: 9 am Worship. Monday, August 19: 6-10 pm ARQG. FIRST LUTHERAN (LCMC), 811 South Ave. W, Clear Lake, Bryan S. Anderson, pastor Thursday, August 15: 7 pm Sunday School Committee Meeting. Saturday, August 17: 7 am Men’s Bible Study. Sunday, August 18: 8:30 am Contemporary Worship with Communion; 9:30 am Fellowship; 10 am Traditional Worship with Communion; 11 am Fellowship. Tuesday, August 20: 9 am Quilting. Tuesday, August 20-Thursday, August 22: Pastor’s Vacation. FIRST PRESYTERIAN, 719 Nevada St., St. Croix Falls Barbara Anne Keely, pastor Sunday: 10:15 am Coffee and Fellowship; 11 am Worship. FOREST UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. FULL GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE, Graytown Merlin Burton, pastor Sunday: 10:30 am Sunday school; 11 am Worship. GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN-ELCA, 877 190th Ave. Co. Rd. G, Balsam Lake (Fox Creek) 715-857-5580,, Pastor Diane House Sunday: 9:15 am Sunday school; 10:30 am Worship; Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday.

GRACE LUTHERAN - WELS, 460 4th St., Clear Lake, Ellery W. Groth, pastor 715-491-4330 Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX, 511 1st St., Clayton, 715948-2493,, Chris Wojcik, pastor Sundays: 9:30 am Divine Liturgy. HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 1606 165th Ave., Centuria, on CTH I between Balsam Lake and Centuria, Freddie Kirk, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. IMMANUEL EV. LUTHERAN (LCMS), 124 E. Church St., Clayton,, 715-541-2955, Gregory Becker, pastor Sunday: 9 am Divine Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Family Christian Education; 7:30 pm Confirmation. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, 65th Ave., rural Clayton, Margaret Grant, pastor Sunday: 8:30 am Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Family Christian Education; 7:30 pm Confirmation. JOURNEY CHURCH, 131 Broadway St., Amery, Derek Downs, Lead Pastor, 715-268-2223,, Every Sunday: 9 am Worship Service; Nursery for ages 0-3 is offered. Kids Zone Children’s Church ages preschool-4th grade will meet downstairs during the sermon! No Sunday School during the summer. 2nd Sunday of the Month: 6-7 pm Praise and Prayer Night (Except June 12 & July 10) Thursdays: 8:30 am Prayer Group. Open to anyone with a heart of prayer! Saturdays: 7 am Men’s Bible Study (Meets in the Teen Center). LITTLE FALLS LUTHERAN, 1272 44th Ave., Amery, Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, August 14: 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 6-8 pm FUEL at Trinity. Thursday, August 15: 9 am Little Falls Bible Study; 2 pm Little Falls serve at Willow Ridge Nursing Home; 5 pm Befrienders meet at Village Pizzeria; 6:30 pm Education Committee Meeting at Little Falls; 7:30 pm Youth Committee Meets at Little Falls. Friday, August 16: 5 pm Parish Pie Shop at Music on the River. Saturday, August 17: 8-9:30 am Men in Mission at Little Falls; WELCA Apple River Conference Fall Retreat at N. Valley Lutheran in Centuria; 9-11 am Ukulele Circle at Amery Public Library; 7 pm Outdoor Worship at Little Falls.


Who Is Jesus? “But what about you?” he [Jesus] asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:15 NIV

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t is possible to read the Gospels carefully and still be at a loss about what Jesus was really like. While the Gospels give us the outline of his life, where he was born and some details about his mission, his preaching, and his death and resurrection, very little is actually said about his character and personality, or even his appearance. We are largely left to fill these important details in ourselves, which we inevitably do, but it is interesting how easy it is to come to radically different portraits of Jesus. And perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, as even in Jesus’ time this was apparently the case, as his disciples believed he was at the very least a prophet, or perhaps even the messiah, while important and powerful men among the Jewish leadership thought he was a dangerous and false prophet who was leading the people astray. In modern times, philosophers and theologians

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Sunday, August 18: 9:30 am NUIC Combined Worship with Holy Communion at Trinity; 9:30 am Breakfast after Worship at Trinity; 4 pm Little Falls Ice Cream Social; 7-8:30 pm Confirmation Campfire at Peper Home. Tuesday, August 20: 9 am Little Falls Quilting; 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 11:30 am Lunch Bunch with Parish Staff at Trinity; 7 pm NUIC Council at Little Falls. See our website for up-to-date scheduling LIVING WORD CHAPEL, 2746 Hwy 64, Forest, Senior Leaders Sean & Libby Higgins, 715-265-4810, we.are., Sunday: 9 am Breakfast and Fellowship; 10:15 am Service; Nursery and Children’s Church Available. Wednesdays: 6 pm The Study; 7 pm Prayer. Weekly Local Home Groups MENNONITE CHURCH, 1681 6 1/2 St., Co. Hwy. P North, Almena, 715-357-3321 Sunday: 10 am Sunday school, all ages; 10:45 am Sunday worship service; 7:30 am Sunday evening service. MOE LUTHERAN (ELCA), 451 30th St., Clear Lake Sunday: 10 am Fellowship; 11 am Worship; Potluck 2nd Sunday. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 pm. Women’s Bible Study 2nd Thursday 1:30 pm. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY, Amery, Craig Jorgenson, pastor Sunday: 10 am Worship. Tuesday: 6:30 pm Prayer. Wednesday: 6:30 pm Youth. OTTERCREEK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Glenwood City Civic Center, Jason Taylor, pastor Sunday: 10:30 am Worship; Children’s church, childcare provided. Wednesday Night Prayer. OUR LADY OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC, Balsam Lake Father Eugene Murphy, pastor Masses: Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 8:30 am. OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN, 217 Deronda St., Amery Keith Ruehlow, pastor Wednesday, August 14: 1:30 pm Abigail Circle; 6 pm FUEL at Trinity; 6:15 pm Evening Prayer; 6:30 pm Youth Group. Thursday, August 15: 8:30 am Bible Study. Sunday, August 18: 9 am Worship; 10 am-2 pm Bar-B-Que Chicken Dinner. Tuesday, August 20: 8:30 am Bible Study; 1 pm Quilting. PRAIRIEVIEW COVENANT, 1396 210th Ave. (2 miles north of New Richmond on 65) Tim Coyer, pastor, Sunday: 9 am Sunday School; 10 am Worship, Nursery care available; Coffee/fellowship after worship service. Wednesday: 6-7:30 pm Family Night, Worship/Groups for all ages. REDEEMER LUTHERAN, 600 S. Keller Ave., Amery, Tom Hahn, pastor Thursday, August 15: 8:15 am Amery Ministerium at Congregational UCC. Sunday, August 18: 9:30 am Worship with Holy Communion; 10:30 am Fellowship; 4 pm GermanFest. REEVE EVANGELICAL FREE, Jct. Barron CTH K & A, Clear Lake, Sunday: 9 am Worship service; 10:15 am Fellowship Time. Wednesday nights: 6:30-7:30 pm Adult Bible Study and Prayer; Kids Club, Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group (Sept.-May). A variety of small groups (AA, men’s & women’s) are also held throughout the week. ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL, 365 5th St., Clear Lake, Rev. Geri E. Sola Sunday: 9:15 am Sunday school; 10:15 am Worship. Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:15 am. Morning Prayer 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:15 am. ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 201 N. Adams, St. Croix Falls Sunday: 10 am First three Sundays. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC, Clear Lake, Fr. John Long, pastor Mass: 8 am Wednesday. Mass: 8 am Thursday. Mass: 10:30 am Sunday. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC, 1050 Keller Ave. N, Amery, Father Eugene Murphy • 715-268-7717 • Wednesday, August 14: 6 pm The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil Mass. Thursday, August 15: 9 am The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil Mass at Our Lady of the Lakes; 10:30 am Communion Service at Amery Memory Care. Friday, August 16: 9 am Communion Service. Saturday, August 17: 4 pm Mass. Sunday, August 18: 10:30 am Mass. Tuesday, August 20: 9 am Communion Service. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, Forest, John Wilman, pastor Friday, August 16-Saturday, August 17: Pastor’s Day Off. Sunday, August 18: 8 am Worship with Holy Communion; 9 am Fellowship. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, Deer Park, John Wilman, pastor Thursday, August 15-Saturday, August 17: Pastor’s Day Off. Saturday, August 17: 10 am-2 pm Brat Stand at Dick’s Market in Amery. Sunday, August 18: 9 am Fellowship; 9:30 am Worship with Holy Communion.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST, 76 20th Ave., Clear Lake, John Redlich, pastor 715-645-2230; Head Elder Paul Hasman 715-671-3697 Saturday Services: Adult and Children’s Bible Study 9:30 am; Church 11 am Midweek Service: Wednesday 7 pm Call Head Elder for location in winter months. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 644 S. 6th St., Barron, Chapel 715-537-3679 Bishop Kenneth Konesky 715-719-0283 Sunday: 10-11 am Sacrament Meeting; 11:10-Noon Priesthood, Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School. TRINITY LUTHERAN of Garfield, 1578 85th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, August 14: 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 6-8 pm FUEL at Trinity. Thursday, August 15: 9 am Little Falls Bible Study; 2 pm Little Falls serve at Willow Ridge Nursing Home; 5 pm Befrienders meet at Village Pizzeria; 6:30 pm Education Committee Meeting at Little Falls; 7:30 pm Youth Committee Meets at Little Falls. Friday, August 16: 5 pm Parish Pie Shop at Music on the River. Saturday, August 17: 8-9:30 am Men in Mission at Little Falls; WELCA Apple River Conference Fall Retreat at N. Valley Lutheran in Centuria; 9-11 am Ukulele Circle at Amery Public Library; 7 pm Outdoor Worship at Little Falls. Sunday, August 18: 9:30 am NUIC Combined Worship with Holy Communion at Trinity; 9:30 am Breakfast after Worship at Trinity; 4 pm Little Falls Ice Cream Social; 7-8:30 pm Confirmation Campfire at Peper Home. Tuesday, August 20: 9 am Little Falls Quilting; 9 am Parish Staff Meeting at Trinity; 11:30 am Lunch Bunch with Parish Staff at Trinity; 7 pm NUIC Council at Little Falls. See our website for up-to-date scheduling UNITED COVENANT, 348 5th St. NW, Clear Lake, Dan Pearson, pastor Sunday, August 18: Church in the Park with Potluck; 9 am Worship Practice T-2; 10 am Worship Service; 1 pm Young Adult Study; 7 pm Friendship Builders at Ridgeview. Monday, August 19: 5 pm Grief Support Group at Margaret Peterson’s. Tuesday, August 20: 8 am Prayer Time. UNITED METHODIST, GLENHILLS PARISH Marybeth Scow, pastor Emerald UMC: 8:30 am Worship with Sunday School. Glenwood City UMC: 9:45 am Worship with Sunday School. Downing UMC: 11 am Worship with Sunday School. WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, ELCA, 447 180th St., Osceola, Pastor Matt Saarem, Interim Pastor, www. Wednesday, August 14: 9 am Good Enough Construction Crew. Sunday, August 18: 9 am Worship with Holy Communion; 10 am Coffee Fellowship. Tuesday, August 20: 7 pm Council Meeting. WORD OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP, Clear Lake Patricia and Harlen Wienke, pastors Sunday: 10 am Worship. Tuesday: 9 am Healing Rooms by appointment. Wednesday: 7 pm Adult Bible Study.


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William “Bill” Clark William “Bill” Clark age 54 of Amery, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Amery Hospital and Clinic. Bill was born on August 66, 1965 in Amery, Wisconsin tto Boyd & Lucille Clark. He a attended school in Amery a and graduated in 1984. Bill w worked with the Wisconsin C Conservation Corps, Electtrocraft and then at Polaris b before going on disability. B Bill never married but had m more friends than most peop ple can dream of. He had an o open mind and open heart. He became friends with those that some felt were undesirable. He touched the lives of so many people and would give the shirt off his back for his friends and family. Bill loved fishing, cooking, gardening and canning all of which he learned from his parents. He was especially fond of his cats over the years. They were his babies. He always dreamed of owning a farm but settled on small flocks of ducks and chickens or hanging out with his farmer friends while helping them with chores. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Clark; grandparents, William R & Lucille Clark and Otto & Cecelia Wichelmann. He is survived by his father, Boyd; siblings, David (Becky Norquest), Deb (Darren) Palmberg, Dan (Kerrie) and Peggy (Pat) Mickley; nieces and nephews, Amber Clark (Perry Mason), Derrick Palmberg (Andrea Kalpin) Logan Clark, Clayton Clark, Ethan Clark and Will Clark as well as other aunts, uncles and cousins as well as their extended families; childhood and life- long friends, Helen Olien, Ron Harer Jr. Jon Harer who were like extra siblings to Bill. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church in Amery, Wisconsin with Pastor Tim Bjorge officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM on Sunday at the Williamson-White Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the services at the Church. A private family internment will take place at a later date. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin 54001.

Patricia A. Bentz Patricia A. Bentz, age 80 of Amery, WI passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Willow Ridge Health Care in Amery. She was born on July 99, 1939. Patricia enjoyed k knitting and crocheting. Pattricia is preceded in death b by her parents, John “Jack” a and Rosella (Anderson) and C Carl Alghren; a brother, D David. She is survived by her sistters, Susan, Kathleen and J Jill (Wayne); her children, D Dana, Mark, Lisa, Laura ((Brad), Susan (Ricky) , and Wendy (Mike); grandchildren, Brian (Jenn), Derek, Alicia (Ben), Scott (Shirley), Jared (Alix), Tasha (Kyle), Shelby, Caty (Zeven), Harmony (Steven), Chris, Sydnie (Ben), Jammie, Austin and Arianna; great grandchildren, Jossiah, De’Andre, Issac, Braylen, Scarlett, Nora, Taryn, Colton, Jerrold, Ryker, Marcus and Silas, as well as her very special friends at Willow Ridge and the A-Team, Ray, Richard, Jeanne and Jim. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and can be sent to the Williamson-White Funeral Home, 222 Harriman Ave. N., Amery, WI, 54001 in care of Pat Bentz. To sign an online guestbook and view a video tribute visit Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.


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Combine: 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 7 T. lemon juice Add and combine: 1 pound bing cherries, pitted Whip until stiff peaks form: 1 c. heavy whipping cream Fold the whipping cream into the cherries and add: 1 c. chopped pecans Put into a 7x11â&#x20AC;? baking pan, cover and freeze until firm. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before you want to cut it. This can be frozen for 2 months if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to use it right away. Serves 8. Hint: You could use frozen whipped topping, thawed, for the whipping cream. No need for pancake mix from the store. Make your own pancakes with this recipe. FLAP JACKS Mix together: 1-1/2 c. flour 1 tsp. salt 2 T. sugar 2 tsp. baking powder Add and combine: 1-1/4 c. milk 2 eggs, slightly beaten Put some butter in skillet and pour in some of the batter. Fry until bubbles form and then flip over and fry more until done. Serve with your favorite syrup/ jelly/fruit, etc.

Make this lemon zucchini bread for family or share at pot lucks, etc. Recipe makes 1 loaf. LEMON ZUCCHINI QUICK BREAD Beat together until blended: 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. oil or melted butter 2 eggs 2 oz. (from a 4 oz. pkg. or 1/2 pkg. of an 8 oz. container) cream cheese, softened (use another 2 oz. later for drizzle) Combine and gradually add to the above, mixing well after each addition: 1-1/2 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. soda Stir in: 1 c. shredded zucchini 1 T. lemon zest 3 T. lemon juice Put the batter into a greased/sprayed 5x9â&#x20AC;? loaf pan. Bake at 350Ë&#x161; for about 40-45 minutes or until done (toothpick test). Cool in pan 15 minutes on wire rack and then remove to cool completely on wire rack. Combine well and drizzle over the loaf: 1/2 c. powdered sugar 2 oz. cream cheese from above 1 T. lemon juice If drizzle is too thin, add just a bit more powdered sugar. Let drizzle become firm before slicing. Tips: Use a small grater to grate cold butter to soften it. For cubes of butter called for in a recipe, use a large grater. Occasionally use an oven baking thermometer to check your oven to be sure the temperature is correct. Measure ingredients into smaller bowls instead of over batters, etc. Sometimes some will spill onto batters and it will be too much. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use your measuring cup to dip out flour. It will compact it too much and your recipe wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn out as well. Dip with a spoon and fill the measuring cup.

You maybe had blooming onions at a favorite restaurant. This is a copycat recipe to enjoy making at home. BLOOMING ONION

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to commingle the flavors. Keep any leftovers refrigerated. It will make 1-1/2 cups.

A reader was looking for recipes for bing cherries. I shared this one with her. It is a frozen dessert. So allow time before you want to serve this. BING CHERRY DELIGHT

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14 Beat together in bowl: 3 eggs 1/4 c. water 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. yellow mustard Combine in another bowl: 3/4 c. cornflake crumbs 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese or cornstarch 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. oregano cayenne pepper to taste salt and pepper to taste Cut tip of root off one large onion so it can stand. Cut into 8 wedges but NOT all the way thru the onion, leaving one-half inch. Cut top off onion and peel the onion. Dip onion into egg mixture, spooning between the petals. Put it into the crumbs and spoon crumbs over and into the petals. Do the same procedure again. Be sure to get the egg mixture into the petals and also the crumb mixture. Put the onion onto a greased/ sprayed baking sheet. Drizzle onion with 2 T. melted butter. Bake at 425Ë&#x161; for 15 minutes.






6:30 pm Bingo at the VFW Hall

5 pm Music on the River at Danielson Stage in Michael Park






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Serve with Remoulade Sauce below. This is a favorite of Southerners. Combine in bowl: 1-1/4 c. mayonnaise 1/4 c. mustard 1 T. sweet paprika 1/2 tsp. Cajun or Creole seasoning 2 tsp. prepared horseradish 1 tsp. pickle juice (sweet or dill â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your choice) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or lemon juice or Vinegar if you prefer 1 tsp. hot sauce (Tabasco) 1 clove garlic, minced and smashed Let this sit in refrigerator, covered, for a few hours


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Amery National Night Out draws large crowd


Ameryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second National Night Out offered the opportunity for community members to visit while children took part in a variety of activities.


The Amery Police Department provided a marshmallow roasting station where visitors could construct one of summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite treats...Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores!


Cheyenne Griffith tries her luck at Candy Bar Bingo hosted under the Fishman Pavillion.


Myka and Logan Russo are not thrilled when it is time to head home from National Night Out.


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Brendan Clark slides his way down from the bouncey house.


Torr Vierkandt doesn’t mind it at all when his turn in the tank results in a mighty dunk .


Shown to the left is Camille Kastanek who took the opportunity to create a tie dye t-shirt courtesy of the APD.


Amery’s newest water park was open for one night only and attendence was fantastic.

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While trying out the obstacle course, Chris Franzen assists Evan Ewing who was visiting from Portland, Oregon .

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AMERY AREA COMMUNITY CENTER What do you love most about life? In an article on it suggests that there are 6 things you should love about your life; 1) Time spent on personal growth, 2) Living your truth every day, 3) The joy & freedom of an open mind, 4) Relationships that improve you, 5) The story to tell yourself every day, and 6) The positive spin of life’s surprises. As many of you know this past year has been a year of personal growth for me, I started a new job after 16 years of being a stay at home mom and I decided it was time to take care of myself and my health and started a journey of weight loss. The other five I think I have a hold on as well, just something to think about into the next year to improve on. Are there other things that you think are more important in life to love? • Are you looking for a place to host your holiday party for work or family?? Did you know for the cost of $150 (as a member) or $200 (for non-member) you can rent the Amery Area Community Center for birthday parties, weddings, or anniversary celebrations, even end of life celebrations? This cost includes the rental of the main hall and use of commercial kitchen. We will also work with profit and nonprofit organizations to help with the perfect meeting place. Call 715-2686605 for available dates. • Do you volunteer around our community? Did you know that by telling us your volunteer hours it helps gain grant dollars by showing how active our members are? Please email Jen at aaccjen@ or call 715-268-6605 with your hours each month, thank you! • Circuit Breaker Members, every month you pay your $10 you will get a punch on our new card and after you have paid for 5 months you get 1 month FREE! That means you will receive 2 FREE months per year! This is our way of saying your health is important to us! • Did you know we have all kinds of greeting cards for sale here? They are 25 cents a card and sympathy cards are one dollar. Stop in and check out our variety! • Like us on Facebook! Share our postings the more people that know what activities we have happening the better! Search Amery Area Community/ Senior Center • Want to get a complete workout in just 30 minutes? Do you enjoy walking on a treadmill? Get all of that for just $10/month if you are a member of the Amery Area Community Center. Our hours are 7am-4:30pm M-Th & 7am-3pm on Fridays. There are no contracts to lock into and no hidden fees. Come down and check us out! • We always have people asking if there is anything we need here at the Center. We can always use things like stamps, cards, toilet paper, cleaning supplies & baking supplies. We also take rummage sale items all year long. • Tuesday August 6th Pool winners were Gary Snelling in first, Mary Fisher placed second, Carl Johnson took third, Les Peterson placed fourth and Loren Bavin with the consolation prize. • Wednesday August 7th Bridge winners are Bernie Peterson in first, and Sydney Lund placed second. • Thursday August 8th Pool winners were Gary Snelling in first, Wendell Anderson took second, Gene Pribnow placed third, Jerry Fisher took fourth and Les Peterson with the consolation prize. Congratulations to all! Amanda Fisk, Director Jen Tyman, Assistant Director


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Chronic Conditions Workshop Did you know according to the CDC as of 2012 about half of all adults—117 million people— had one or more chronic health conditions and 1 in 4 had 2 or more? Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition? Maybe you haven’t been diagnosed yet but something is keeping you from doing the things you want to do. Join the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Northwest Wisconsin for an upcoming Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop. This six-week evidence based workshop will take place 1-3:30pm, every Wednesday, August 21st- September 25th, at the Amery Area Community Center, Amery. How will this class help you? Throughout the class, participants get the support they need from fellow participants, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn to build a step by step plan to reach their goals. Participants get in the habit of creating weekly action plans that are smaller stepping-stones to achieving their ultimate health and wellness goals.

Living Well was modeled after Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and has been researched and proven to make a difference! “Taking this class was helpful to me. It helped me understand my health condition more and how to deal with it. It gave me different ways to look at my condition and ways to help manage it. I would recommend this class to other people,” a previous participants comments. Carrie Myers, coordinator of the Healthy Aging programs for the ADRC explains, “I’ve seen this class help individuals who have had a chronic condition for years, newly diagnosed individuals, as well as caregivers who took the class to support their loved one but ended up learning more about their own health and wellness!” Call Carrie Myers at the ADRC of NW WI to register at 877-485-2372. Only 14 spots are available. Feel better. Be in control.

What do you do after your woodlands experience unexpected storm damage? If your woods have suffered damage due to the recent storms, the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association (WWOA) is offering free resources to assist you in determining the next steps. WWOA’s website, storm-damage/, offers a variety of information for woodland owners to consider before signing or agreeing to anything. As a nonprofit, educational organization, established in 1979 for and by Wisconsin’s private woodland owners, WWOA offers a wealth of information to help woodland owners care for their land. Determining the next steps for your woods is important and should be done as soon as possible without compromising the quality of service you expect from a contractor. Your decision will have implications now and for decades into the future so make sure you are selecting reputable Wisconsin firms to provide the work you need. On the WWOA Resources page, https://

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threatened/endangered) are created and nutrients are returned to the forest floor through decomposition. The second is to do a salvage cut. By clearing out downed and damaged trees, the amount of forest floor and standing fuels are decreased, thereby reducing your risk of a devastating forest fire. Insects and disease also spread quickly between damaged trees. This may be through the cutting of firewood or working with a professional forester and logger to do a salvage harvest. There is no right answer for any one woodland. Work with your forester and trusted natural resources professionals to decide what is best for you and your woodland. Even though you might feel rushed when handling storm damage on your property, make sure to take a deep breath, take a step back, and confirm that you are following all the needed steps to safely and responsibly manage your woodlands. If you choose to cut your own trees, make



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Quilt Guild Fall Show Celebrates Community Giving The colorful display of over 150 quilts completed by members of the Apple River Quilt Guild earmarks their 29th Show, held at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in Amery during the Fall Festival, September 14 and 15. The Guild is also celebrating their countless contributions to the communities of their members. This year alone, guild members have donated 23 lap and bed quilts, 183 pillowcases, and 21 tote bags to organizations throughout the region. Members donate their time, talent, and supplies completed these handmade items. Recipients include Northwoods Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Social Services Foster Care, Amery Memory Care, Golden Age Manor, Serenity House, Quilts of Valor, and Community Referral Agency. Cash donations have been given to Amery Area Food Pantry, Amery Public Library, Wisconsin Public Television, and Northern Lakes Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each person receiving a pillowcase is amazed that it is their very own. It make a big difference on their outlook on life and is so empowering,â&#x20AC;? says Ginny Ormsby from Northwoods Homeless Shelter. Quilted items made by members are available for purchase at the show with all the proceeds going to Northwoods Homeless Shelter. The Comfort Quilts committee meets monthly to plan and construct the items. Guild members get involved each April with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sew-inâ&#x20AC;? where the many projects are completed. According to Regis Johnson and Marilyn Swanson, committee chairs for the past 3 years, creating the handmade items is a passion of everyone in the guild to make a difference in our community one person at a time. The idea for comfort quilts to the community members in need began with Elaine BouchĂŠr, who received a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fire quiltâ&#x20AC;? when she and her family were victims of


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a house fire when she was a child. Elaine still has the quilt she was given that meant so much to her at a time of need. Elaine said â&#x20AC;&#x153;After that experience my mother went on to make quilts for the Appalachian poor for years. I was pleased our Guild took on this family tradition for our own community members in need.â&#x20AC;? As the Guild prepares for their upcoming show, which serves not only as a celebration of their work and commitment to the community, but also as their primary fundraiser to support their charitable work

Amery Hospital & Clinic Marcus Anthony Nelson, baby boy, 7 lbs 6 oz, was born July 2 to Alix Boltik and Jared Nelson of Turtle Lake.

Karen Irene Dixon Karen Irene Dixon, baby girl, 7 lbs 12 oz, was born July 10 to Nicole Dixon of Clear Lake.

Zyana Hazel Elaine Newman Zyana Hazel Elaine Newman, baby girl, 7 lbs 3 oz, was born July 18 to Ayssa Newman of Amery.

Kolton James Goodmanson Kolton James Goodmanson, baby boy, 6 lbs 7 oz, was born July 18 to Ashlie and Bryce Goodmanson of Clayton.

Ryker Owen Falz Ryker Owen Falz, baby boy, 8 lbs 5 oz, was born July 17 to Felicia Falz and James Myer of Clayton.

Landon Nicholas Issac Jerome Spencer Landon Nicholas Issac Jerome Spencer, baby boy, 7 lbs 3 oz, was born July 29 to Michelle Strenke and Nicholas Spencer of Turtle Lake.

Addie LeighAnn Rush Addie LeighAnn Rush, baby girl, 6 lbs 7 oz, was born July 18 to Heather and Jordan Rush of Clayton.

Rory Schanon Humpal Rory Schanon Humpal, baby girl, 7 lbs 15 oz, was born July 19 to Ariel and Matt Humpal of Amery.


Master Gardener Volunteer training will be offered by University of Wisconsin Extension beginning September 11, 2019, at the St. Croix County Agricultural Service and Education Center in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Master Gardeners are members of the local community who are trained by University of Wisconsin Extension specialists in a broad range of plant science topics. Topics to be covered, among others, include basic botany, soils and composting, plant diseases and insects, woody trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, lawn care, vegetables, fruits, wildlife, native plants, weeds, organic growing and houseplants. Participants receive 36 hours of training, and in exchange must provide 24 hours of community volunteer service related to plant science and/or gardening. Types of


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The truth behind common mental health myths Share these 6 facts to help set the record straight BY: HEATHER ERICKSON, MSW, DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AMERY HOSPITAL & CLINIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER

As a clinical social worker, I’ve supported patients diagnosed with mental illnesses for the last 17 years. I’ve provided individual and group therapy care, developed mental health programs and supervised clinical staff. And before my current role as director of Amery Hospital & Clinic’s Behavioral Health Center, I worked in community-based and residential settings as well. Ever since I started my career, raising awareness in our community about mental health, illnesses and treatments has been a major passion of mine. Mental illnesses are comHealth mon and treatable, yet thousands of Matters people who are suffering symptoms Heather delay treatment for up to 10 years. In large part, this happens because Erickson, our society has stigmatized mental MSW Director of health and illnesses so that we don’t Behavioral Health talk about them – or we talk about Services them negatively. The stigma makes people feel excluded, misunderstood and ultimately unable to reach out and ask for help for fear of facing discrimination or being shamed. I feel one of my greatest responsibilities is helping defeat this stigma so people don’t continue to suffer in silence. And that starts with widespread mental health education so everyone across our communities knows the facts. As human beings, we tend to be quick to judge and fear the unknown – but the more we know, the more comfortable we are talking, sharing and helping. Here I’ve debunked six common

myths about mental illnesses, and I encourage you to share the facts with your own networks, too. Myth #1: Mental illnesses are rare. Fact: Mental illnesses are very common. One in 5 people will develop a mental health issue at some point in their life. And they can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, race or income. You can learn about some of these conditions at There are effective treatment options for all of these, and that means there are many reasons to remain hopeful if you are struggling with a mental health issue. Myth #2: If you try harder, you can make your symptoms go away. Fact: Mental illnesses can’t be willed away. And for those who are experiencing them, pushing this approach can be very defeating. Not all mental health issues can be treated the same. Some individuals need medicine to manage their symptoms. Some need talk therapy. Some need a combo of meds and counseling. And some need a more specialized treatment. Myth #3: Everyone who has a mental illness needs medication to manage symptoms. Fact: Some people with mental illnesses don’t need medicine to manage their symptoms. Yet, no two patients are the same. Sometimes medicine can be very helpful in managing symptoms. And for certain people, it may even be crucial to recovery. Individuals should speak with a professional to determine the best treatment for their needs. If you’re unsure of where to start, talk with your primary care doctor or clinician. To connect with a care team at our organization who can help at: • Amery Hospital & Clinic, call 715-268-8000 • Behavioral Health Center, call 715-268-0060 • Clear Lake Clinic, call 715-263-3100 • Luck Clinic, call 715-472-2177

It’s FALL High School Sports time! As a kick-off to Fall High School Sports the Amery Free Press will publish a special Sports Section on Tuesday, Aug. 27, featuring Amery, Clayton and Clear Lake athletic teams. Area businesses wishing to salute the area athletes should please give Pam a call at 715-268-8101 or email Advertising deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 21


• Turtle Lake Clinic, call 715-986-4101 • HealthPartners locations across the Twin Cities, call 952-967-7992 Myth #4: Keeping a job is too stressful for individuals with mental illnesses. Fact: Those with mental illnesses are no different than your average employee. They are just as productive. And having a job is actually beneficial to those living with a mental health issue. It provides structure and a sense of personal purpose. Myth #5: Someone living with a mental illness is more likely to commit a crime or be violent. Fact: A mere 7.5 percent of violent acts are committed by people experiencing symptoms of mental illness. More often than not, individuals with mental health issues are not violent. Someone with a mental illness is actually nearly 4 times more likely to be the victim of a crime. Myth #6: Individuals who experience mental health symptoms will never recover. Fact: When treated, people with mental illnesses are able to live happy, ambitious lives that are meaningful and fulfilling. Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions very common in the world today. And the Make It OK campaign, which HealthPartners helps lead, works to get our communities learning and talking about them. Go to to join me and 16,000+ others who have taken the Make It OK pledge to help end mental illness stigma. The website also offers: Tools and resources for how to talk about mental health issues in a respectful way Ideas for what you can say to support someone living with a mental illness Real stories from celebrities and others about their own mental health journeys Together, we can Make It OK.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Polk County will sell the following Real Properties by Public Auction to be held online at, Auction #19671. The Public Auction will begin on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:01am CDT and ends on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, starting at 10:00 am CDT. All bids must be submitted through the auction site. No other bids will be accepted.


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Preview property listing with appraised values at: Estate For Sale(under quick links) is a public on-line bidding auction. The properties will be sold “As Is” to the highest bidder. Polk County makes no representation or guarantee with respect to the use or condition of the properties.

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The public sale will be conducted by those terms of sale articulated on the online auction service. In the event the highest bidder fails to close the transaction within the days specified in the terms of sale, the County, pursuant to Section 75.69(1), may accept as the final bid the bid that is most advantageous to the County. Dated August 7, 2019. Polk County Buildings For Questions email or call 715-485-9294

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Winning Flavor Tuesday August 6, Ellie’s Ice Cream & Coffee had a celebrity scooper. Emma Troutmiller of New Richmond, created a new flavor at Cedarcrest Ice Cream. Every year Cedarcrest challenges the 4-H groups across Wisconsin to come up with a new flavor. Troutmiller chose “Wisconsin Campfire S’mores.” Troutmiller loves S’mores and was excited to name the flavor.

This has been one of the fastest selling feature flavors Ellies has had in 14 years. The ice cream shop is not even able to order anymore currently, as they flavor is even sold out at the factory. During Troutmiller’s time at Ellies, she scooped ice cream, answered questions, and posed for photo ops. The team at Ellies thinks Troutmiller did a fantastic job.


Emma Trautmiller of New Richmond served as the Celebrity Scooper at Ellie’s Ice Cream last week promoting the Wisconsin Campfire S’mores flavor.

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., Thursday 7 p.m., Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m., Sunday 7 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 217 Deronda St., Amery. 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 Monday at noon B.B., 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 information 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. Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Amery Public Library at 6 p.m. 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 - S.T.A.R.S. (Surviving Trauma Advocacy Resource Group) Monday 4-5 p.m. in Amery, Tuesday 6-7 p.m. in Osceola, Wednesday 2-3 p.m. in Milltown and Thursday 6-7 p.m. in Milltown. Domestic Violence Education Class every other Wednesday from 10-noon in Milltown. Burnett County - Monday 4-5 p.m. 715-349-7272. Barron County - Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m. 715-651-4969. For more information call CRA 715-825-4414 or the 24 hour crisis line 1-800-261-7233. All groups are held every week unless noted. Child care is available with some groups. Ask your facilitator prior to the group meeting. 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 Professionals 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. Families and Parenting. Milltown Parenting Group meets Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., Milltown Family Group has dinner from 5-5:30 p.m. and F.U.N. from 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information call CRA 715-825-4414. All groups are held every week unless noted. Child care is available with some groups. Ask your facilitator prior to the group meeting.

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. GriefShare, a non-denominational special help seminar and support group for people experiencing the loss of a loved one is being held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amery on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 1050 Keller Ave. N. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” For more information call St. Joseph Catholic church at 715-268-7717. 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. Memory Cafe. Do you or your loved one have memory concerns or early signs of dementia? Join us at the Amery Memory Cafe where individuals with memory concerns and their care partners, family and friends can laugh, learn and stay connected in a safe atmosphere. The Memory Cafe meets at the Amery Area Community Center the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Barb at the ADRC of NW WI at 877-485-2372. Memory Cafe is free to attend, and coffee and snacks are provided. 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. (only meets during the school year.) MOPS and MOMsnext (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group for moms and their kids. Every mom who is pregnant or has a child at home is welcome, accepted, and challenged to meet her potential. Better moms make a better world! For more info go to 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, or Wendy Dietrich, 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. 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 Y12SR is a 12 step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. All A's are welcome. Great Blue Yoga, 113 Keller Ave N 54001, 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays.

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AUGUST 13, 2019

Over 3,000 attend Farm City Day at Minglewood Dairy Last Saturday I, and almost 3,000 other people, attended the 38th Annual St Croix County Farm City Day at Minglewood Dairy Solum Farm south of Amery. We had tours of the operation by riding on a hay wagon from the field, around the buildings, and through the robotic milking barn. Hans, our tour guide was very informative. Once off the wagon we saw a demo on how the robotic milking actually works. There was one of the largest sandboxes I have ever seen filled with corn for the kids to play in along with many other activities, Pounding and of course, delicious dairy treats. A huge thank you to the Solum the family for hosting the event, to the Pavement many sponsors, and also to the St Croix County Farm City Day comPam Humpal mittee for organizing this fun-filled day. YAYâ&#x20AC;ŚMusic On The River is this Friday, August 16! This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment will begin with Nici Peper from 5-7pm followed by GB Leighton on the Danielson Stage at 7pm. You can enjoy a variety of delicious food and drinks, a great car show, and just hanging out with family and friends. Thank you to the sponsors for supporting the Summer time event each month, and also to the committee and volunteers for your dedication. Music On The River is held in Michael Park along the River in Amery, and is sponsored by the Amery Community Club. As you may recall, or even got wet at, the Music On The River in July was cancelled because of storms rolling through. But the good news is that the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 5, from 3-6pm with music by Lamont Cranston. Mark your calendars!

Thank you all Golf Tournament supporters Thank you to all that supported the Amery Lions City of Lakes Golf Tournament. The event began with a bit of sunshine and a lot of eager players. However, a sudden downpour forced play to be suspended and eventually discontinued. Not being able to determine who would finish first, second or third, we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t award the prize money. That money will be included, along with Yellow Ball money, to the Angel Fund at Amery Public Schools. Any golfer not wishing to do this will be given a $16 refund. Send a note to the Amery Lions Club, PO Box 336, Amery, WI 54001. In addition, the Amery Golf Club would love to give you an opportunity to enjoy a round on them to make up for the partial rain-out. Just stop in and let them know you were at the Lions Tournament, and they will take care of the rest. If you are a member of the Amery Golf Club, bring a guest compliments of the club. ~ Amery Lions Club ~

St. Croix County Farm City Day wagon riders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Phyllis, Me, Miles (being shy), Reid, Katie, and Leo.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet Your Amery Businessâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;Śthis weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured business is River Place Dental. They are celebrating 20 years of serving the Amery community and surrounding area. River Place Dental is pleased to assist with dental care for the entire family. They are located on the south end of Amery. Happy Birthday this week to my great friend, Jonzie, and niece, Kandi, on August 15; to my nephewin-law, Kelly, on August 17; to my niece, Kylee, and nephew, Scott, on August 19; and to my niece, Mikayla, who will be 9 years old on August 20. Enjoy your special days! On Sunday a group of us took off on our UTVs for a ride around the countryside. We had 8 machines-16 riders. We went from Amery to Turtle Lake, to Clayton, to Clear Lake, and back to town. It was a beautiful day for a ride. Recently when I was riding my Ranger on the Cattail Trail, I had the privilege to see 2 little fawns playing on the trail. They were so cute that I hated to see them scurry into the woods. Full Moon is this Thursdayâ&#x20AC;Śhopefully the skies will be clear in order to take in the beauty and brightness. Have a great weekâ&#x20AC;Śtake time to count your many blessings, and enjoy!

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ON THE River Music 5 pm â&#x20AC;˘ michael park â&#x20AC;˘ amery, wi â&#x20AC;˘ MUSIC ON THE RIVER 2019 â&#x20AC;˘

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Alibi Bar â&#x20AC;˘ Amery Farm & Home â&#x20AC;˘ Cardinal Glass Dennis Carson â&#x20AC;˘ Club 53 â&#x20AC;˘ Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Body â&#x20AC;˘ Edward Jones Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electric â&#x20AC;˘ Kay Erickson â&#x20AC;˘ MRL Manufacturing Inc. Phyllbeas â&#x20AC;˘ Royal Flush Plumbing & Heating â&#x20AC;˘ Bill Zager The Cut Above â&#x20AC;˘ Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp


September 2, 2019

In observance of Labor Day the Sept. 3 issue of the Amery Free Press will have early deadlines Classified TV Tab and Amery Free Press deadlines are Thursday, Aug. 29, at Noon The Amery Free Press Office will be closed Monday, Sept. 2.


215 S. Keller Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ Amery, WI 54001 Phone 715-268-8101 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax 715-268-5300






AUGUST 13, 2019


Amery Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9-Hole Golf Results

Amery Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18-Hole Golf Results

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019

Division A: Low Gross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clare Halverson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 46 Low Net â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Susan Olson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32 Low Putts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gwen Wold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14 Game of the Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clare Halverson

A Flight: Low Gross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sheryl Forshier â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 84 Low Net â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jody Waterman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 69 Low Putts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jody Waterman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30 Game of the Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tie: Tracy Anderson, Sheryl Forshier, Gloria Lansin, Jody Waterman

Division B: Low Gross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mandy Brotzel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 52 Low Net â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jill Olson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 35 Low Putts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mandy Brotzel Game of the Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jill Olson

B Flight: Low Gross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Susan Olson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 98 Low Net â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tie: Ione Gjerde, Sue Henningsgard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 73 Low Putts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Heidi Maupin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 31 Game of the Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tie: Ione Gjerde, Heidi Maupin, Susan Olson, Shirley Schmidt

Division C: Low Gross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amanda Wold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 56 Low Net â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amy Elmer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32 Low Putts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amanda Wold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17 Game of the Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ore Schock $&(&# '#(&$&(&(' 


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C Flight: Low Gross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tie: MaryJo Smith, Vonnie Niccum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 111 Low Net â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vicki Dorso â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 73 Low Putts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vonnie Niccum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 26 Game of the Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vonnie Niccum Chip Ins: Heidi Maupin #16 Birdies: Vonnie Niccum #2, Gloria Lansin #2, Jody Waterman #11, Sheryl Forshier #15

BRIDGE RESULTS Thursday Night Winners

Tuesday Night Winners

1st: Gail Tessman & Janet Burke 2nd: Paul & Shirley Satterlund 3rd: Syd Lund & Frank Segerstrom

1st: Syd Lund 2nd: Tieâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Gail Tessman, Bernie Peterson, Shirley Satterlund


Appetizers â&#x20AC;˘ Beverage Amery Class of 1999 RSVP by August 24 20 Year Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amery Class of 1999â&#x20AC;? Reunion on Facebook

35th Annual Moon Lake Threshermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, Inc.



AHS Class of 1964 INFORMAL GATHERING Friday, Aug. 16 about 7 p.m. Birch Street Bar Amery Everyone welcome to stop by and say â&#x20AC;&#x153;hiâ&#x20AC;?!

SHED SALE Wed., Aug. 22 â&#x20AC;˘ 2-6 Thurs., Aug. 23 â&#x20AC;˘ 8-5 Fri., Aug. 16 â&#x20AC;˘ 8-5 Labor Day Weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Various hours/look for signs Bedroom furniture, white storage cabinets, (Pottery Barn girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quilts, shower curtain, drapes, curtain rods) girls/ ladies/mens clothes and shoes, golf shirts, scrapbooking items, lots of home decor, table linens, household items, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books, DVDs, dance attire (SM) and much more.

922 115th St. (Cty. Rd. C) West of Amery on F to C, 3 miles north on C just north of Y Camp entrance

Sat. & Sun., August 17 & 18, 2019 EXHIBITOR SET-UP - FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

ALL EXHIBITORS WELCOME!! LUNCH AVAILABLE ON GROUNDS Banquet will be held Saturday, August 17th at Das Lach Haus in Cumberland at 7:00 p.m. Reserve your tickets now for $24.

For information contact Craig Nelson at 715-822-8329 PANCAKE BREAKFAST 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. SATURDAY & SUNDAY

For lodging information visit:

Bring Your Own Table $30.00 for weekend. Includes one button

For information contact Ericka Shaded Exhibit Area

Check out for any updates and applications TRAIN RIDES FOR KIDS

Face Painting Sawdust Pile - Treasure Hunt

GATES OPEN 8:00 - 5:00


SENIOR CITIZEN SUNDAY FREE Admission to 65 & older if accompanied by grandchild

Steam Threshing Stone Flour Mill Steam Powered Saw Mill Steam Powered Rock Crushing Rope Making

DEMONSTRATIONS: Rug Loom â&#x20AC;˘ Blacksmith â&#x20AC;˘ Hay Loader â&#x20AC;˘ Antique Baler â&#x20AC;˘ Silo Filler â&#x20AC;˘ Corn Sheller â&#x20AC;˘ Feed Grinding â&#x20AC;˘ Shingle Mill â&#x20AC;˘ Snowfence Making â&#x20AC;˘ Machine â&#x20AC;˘ Door Mat Making â&#x20AC;˘ Antique Combine â&#x20AC;˘ Lumber Planing â&#x20AC;˘ Corn Shredder â&#x20AC;˘ Lath Mill â&#x20AC;˘ Clover Huller â&#x20AC;˘ Antique Sewing Machines â&#x20AC;˘ Spinning Wheel

DISPLAYS: Antique Tractors â&#x20AC;˘ Antique Cars & Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Antique Snowmobiles â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Gas Engines â&#x20AC;˘ Large Miniature Farm Display â&#x20AC;˘ Fire Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Collector Shingles â&#x20AC;˘ Clayton Fire Dept. Smokehouse â&#x20AC;˘ Antique Lamp &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Lantern Collection

CAMPING NEARBY Company C 8th Wisconsin GRILLED CHICKEN DINNER NO CARRY-ONS Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m. Volunteers Display - Civil War Camp FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (715) 948-2533 OR (715) 781-5566 LOCATION: George Sollmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Five miles south of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin on Hwy. K 862 2-3/8 St. Clayton, WI 54004 â&#x20AC;˘ Lat. 45° 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 56â&#x20AC;? N Long. 92° 06â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 27â&#x20AC;? W


Queen Talent Competition Saturday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. AMERY HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM Admission by Fall Festival Button and $3 ticket. Tickets available at the door Proceeds to royalty scholarships

Amery High School Band Boosters

BBQ, Pie & Ice Cream Social

ADMISSION - $5.00 per day - includes Button, Under 12 Free â&#x20AC;˘ FREE PARKING

Sat., Aug. 24, 5-7 p.m.

Golf Carts, ATVs, etc. must have MLTA as an additional insured and state handicap tag Not Responsible for Accidents. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SERVICE DOGS ONLY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALL BOILERS MUST BE STATE INSPECTED


FREEâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;SHUTTLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;SERVICE From Turtle Lake to the Show Grounds. Every Hour - Both Days Parking at St. Croix Casino Annex Parking Lot behind Austadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Super Valu

Band will perform at 6 p.m.

Garage Sales BACK TO SCHOOL GARAGE SALE Thurs., Aug. 15 â&#x20AC;˘ 2-7 Fri., Aug. 16 â&#x20AC;˘ 8-12

Garage Sale Aug. 15 & 16 â&#x20AC;˘ 8-5 Aug. 17 â&#x20AC;˘ 8-12 Tools, fishing, kitchenware, lots of miscellaneous.

509 Keller Ave. S. Amery

Boys clothes to size 10, young adult male clothes (American Eagle, Under Armour), lots of junior & womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes girls 14/16 to womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plus, Lego sets, movies, books, purses and bags, Longaberger Baskets, antique metal high chair, armed school desk, Christmas dishes, toys and household items. Too much to mention. Very clean.

Amundsen Residence 244 Montgomery St. â&#x20AC;˘ Amery

Garage Sale

Clear Lake Community Center Thrift Store

Fri., Aug. 16 â&#x20AC;˘ 9-4 Sat., Aug. 17 â&#x20AC;˘ 9-2 Furniture, lamps, collectibles, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes 3x, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoes 11 & 12, misc. household. No early sales.

213 George Ave. Amery

And ad this size in the Free Press and TAB is $24/week

August 15-16-17 â&#x20AC;˘ 9-4

75% off on adult plus clothing 50% off store wide 560 5th St. â&#x20AC;˘ Clear Lake

Garage Sale Thurs-Fri-Sat Aug 15-16-17 â&#x20AC;˘ 8-5 DVDs, books, clothes, Diamond Willow walking sticks, miscellaneous.

625 Dickey Ave. S Amery (In Back)


Polk, Burnett, St. Croix and Barron counties $30 per year Other Wisconsin and Minnesota $35 per year Other States $40 per year Students $20 nine months Service persons $25 per year 215 S. Keller Ave., PO Box 424 â&#x20AC;˘ Amery, WI 54001

715-268-8101 email: dstangl@theamery freepress.comÂ

Amery VFW 730 N. Wisconsin Ave., Amery

BINGO Every Thursday 6:30 p.m.

Progressive Jackpot Your share is over $695

Bar Open 4 p.m.-? Thursdays & Fridays HAPPY HOUR 4-6 p.m. Only $1.50 beer during Happy Hour (Reg. $2.25)

AUGUST 13, 2019



ORDINANCE 182019 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 13, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLE H OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF AMERY, POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN, PERTAINING TO SIGNS, CANOPIES, AWNINGS AND BILLBOARDS The City of Amery Council for the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin do ordain as follows: WHEREAS, the City Council for the City of Amery has determined that in conformity with other relevant sections of the Municipal Code; for the orderly operation and development of the City; and to protect the health, safety, and well-being of its citizens that it is an appropriate exercise of its authority and power to amend, create, and recreate its municipal ordinances so as to implement rules, policies and regulations pertaining to the orderly operation of the City; NOW THEREFORE, the City Council for the City of Amery does hereby approve, amend and/or create Chapter 13-1-100 - 122 of the Municipal Code for the City of Amery, Wisconsin, regarding Signs, Canopies, Awnings and Billboards regulated within the municipal limits for the City of Amery according to the following provisions, to-wit: § 13-1-100 - 122 Signs, Canopies, Awnings and

Billboards. The full ordinance can be viewed at the City Clerk’s office located at the City of Amery, 118 Center Street West, Amery, WI – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Patty Bjorklund, WCMC/ CMC/CMTW City Clerk-Treasurer City of Amery Posted in the City of Amery at: Amery City Hall and City Website (www.amerywi. gov) August 8, 2019 Published in the Amery Free Press on: August 13, 2019 (August 13)


ORDINANCE 192019 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 13, CHAPTER 1 OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF AMERY, POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN, PERTAINING TO FENCES AND WALLS The City of Amery Council for the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin do ordain as follows: WHEREAS, the City Council for the City of Amery has determined that in conformity with other relevant sections of the Municipal Code; for the orderly operation and development of the City; and to protect the health, safety, and well-being of its citizens that it is an appropriate exercise of its authority and power to amend,

create, and recreate its municipal ordinances so as to implement rules, policies and regulations pertaining to the orderly operation of the City; NOW THEREFORE, the City Council for the City of Amery does hereby approve, amend and/ or create Chapter 13-1142 through 13-1-145 of the Municipal Code for the City of Amery, Wisconsin, regarding Fences and Walls regulated within the municipal limits for the City of Amery according to the following provisions, to-wit: § 13-1-142 through 131-145 Fences and Walls. The full ordinance can be viewed at the City Clerk’s office located at the City of Amery, 118 Center Street West, Amery, WI – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Patty Bjorklund, WCMC/ CMC/CMTW City Clerk-Treasurer City of Amery Posted in the City of Amery at: Amery City Hall and City Website (www.amerywi. gov) August 8, 2019 Published in the Amery Free Press on: August 13, 2019 (August 13)


STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Travis E.A. Feller and Alexandra L. Feller 136 Egret Boulevard NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448

v. Henry Johnson and Esther K. Johnson and the Estate of Henry Johnson and The Estate of Esther K. Johnson SUMMONS (BY PUBLICATION) Case No. 2019CV000232 Case Type: 30405 The State of Wisconsin To each person named above as a defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you for title to property described as follows: Part of Government Lots Six (6), Section Eight (8), Township Thirtyfour (34) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin bounded and described as follows: A parcel of land lying and being West of the Westerly lot line of Parcel 1 as described in Document No. 855584; lying and being East of the Southeasterly lot line of Parcel 2 as described in Document No. 855584; lying and being South of the South line of 165th Avenue/County Road I; and lying and being North of a Westerly extension of the North line of Lot 1 of the Plat of Spring Park. Within 40 days after August 6, 2019, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Polk County Clerk of Court, whose address is

1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810 and to Priscilla R. Dorn Cutler, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 202 Cascade Street, P.O. Box 835, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020. You may have an attorney to help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: July 29, 2019 /s/ Priscilla R. Dorn Cutler Attorney for Plaintiff Wisconsin Bar No. 1001618 (August 6, 13, 20)


STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF: Isabella Maria Rojas Bowen By (petitioner) Jessica Marie Stoeklen NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above:

From: Isabella Maria Rojas Bowen To: Isabella Maria Riojas Moody Birth Certificate: Isabella Maria Rojas Bowen Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 19CV199 IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wisconsin, Judge Daniel J. Tolan, 1005 W. Main Street, Branch 1, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 on August 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-485-9299 prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Amery Free Press, a newspaper published in Polk County, State of Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: Daniel J. Tolan Circuit Court Judge July 2, 2019 (July 30, August 6, 13)


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DNR expanding CWD kiosk and dumpster programs The Department of Natural Resources is expanding the Adopt-a-Dumpster and Adopt-a-Kiosk programs to offer more residents, organizations and businesses across the state the chance to support deer hunters having their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and help prevent the spread of the disease. The DNR will now offer cost-sharing as an option for the Adopt-a-Dumpster (ADD) program for volunteers to sponsor a dumpster during the deer season. The main goal of the ADD program is to provide hunters an option for appropriate disposal of deer carcass waste, especially in areas where carcass disposal options are limited or not already available. "The preferred disposal method is in a landfill that accepts deer carcass waste. This isn't an option everywhere in the state," said Tami Ryan, DNR's Acting Director for the Bureau of Wildlife Management. "This year we want to expand the program, and we have identified department funding to leverage this year, including funds for cost-sharing options with participants who may not want to pay 100% of the costs as participants did last year." The preference is for AAD locations to be on private land. However, options are available for individuals or groups to host dumpster locations on public land in consultation with the DNR. The collected waste is

Amery Board of Education Monday, August 19, 2019 6:00 PM – Board Room I. Call to Order II. Closed Session 6:00 pm Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data, of any administrator over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility in order to take Personnel Action pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c). Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(g). III. Open Session 6:30 pm IV. Consent Agenda Items A. Agenda B. Minutes C. Financial/Budget Reports D. Board Vouchers V. Community Comments VI. Administrative/Committee/ Department Reports A. Administrator Reports B. 2018-2019 AGR Report - Cheryl Meyer C. 2018-2019 Seclusion & Restraint Report - Brad Baumgartner VII. Informational Items A. Legislative Update - Shawn Doerfler B. Mental Health Grant Katie Johnson & Kate Weisenbeck VIII. Action Items A. Optional Mold Policy George Sigsworth B. Athletic Code Updates - Jeff Fern C. District Policies - Shawn Doerfler D. Personnel Action IX. Closed Session Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any administrator over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility in order to take Personnel Action pursuant to Wisconsin Statue 19.85(1)(c). Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(g). X. Adjournment DALE JOHNSON Clerk, Amery Board of Education In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School District of Amery will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in public meetings. If you require an accommodation, please contact the District Office at (715) 268-9771 a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting. The original agenda for this meeting was provided for publication more than one week prior to the meeting date. Due to this fact, the agenda published in the Amery Free Press may have been altered after publication. The final agenda is available on the District’s website: www. at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting.


then hauled to an appropriate landfill. Proper disposal of deer carcass waste is a major factor in containing the spread of CWD. The DNR is committed to providing safe, convenient disposal options to hunters, especially in areas where options are limited or unavailable. CWD is a contagious neurological disease of deer, elk moose and reindeer that is caused by an abnormal protein called a prion. These prions cause brain degeneration in infected animals and lead to extreme weight loss, abnormal behavior and loss of bodily functions. This always fatal disease was first found in Wisconsin in 2002 through testing of hunter-harvested deer in November 2001. There are currently 56 CWD affected counties across the state. CWD can be spread among deer by both direct contact between animals and indirectly through exposure to environments contaminated with CWD prions, the protein that causes the disease. Exposure to an area where a CWD-positive carcass has decomposed could be enough to cause infection in deer. Because of this risk, it is vital that deer carcasses, including all bones and other deer carcass waste from butchering, are disposed of in a way to reduce this infection risk. "Last deer season volunteers stepped up to host 16 AAD locations around Wisconsin, helping local hunters to find a much-needed deer carcass waste disposal option in their area," Ryan said. "About 150,000 pounds of deer carcass waste was collected. The AAD dumpsters are an essential piece of CWD management." Participants in the Adopt-a-Kiosk program can help hunters in their area access convenient CWD sampling. The DNR is also looking to expand the Adopt-aKiosk (AAK) program, which works with volunteers to make CWD sampling more convenient for hunters. The kiosks not only enhance the hunter experience they can also help with reaching CWD sampling goals by the conveniences they provide. AAK participants can choose the level of involvement that fits their schedule. Options range from frequent monitoring to data collection to building a kiosk. The DNR provides all kiosk CWD sampling supplies and asks participants to follow guidelines associated with their level of involvement. The kiosks are set up as self-service 24/7 options for dropping off your deer head with a hand-width length of the neck to be tested for CWD. "There were two Adopt-a-Kiosk locations for our

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF: Gabriella Selena Rojas Bowen By (petitioner) Jessica Marie Stoeklen NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above:

From: Gabriella Selena Rojas Bowen To: Gabriella Selena Riojas Moody Birth Certificate: Gabriella Selena Rojas Bowen Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 19CV193 IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wisconsin,

NOTICE TOWN OF BLACK BROOK 99 75TH STREET – CLEAR LAKE, WI THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019 TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ 8:00 P.M. Call meeting to Order; Proof of Meeting Notice; Approve Agenda; Approve Vouchers & Pay Bills, Reading of Reports; Public Comments; OLD BUSINESS: Update on Comprehensive Plan; Discussion/decision regarding re-doing ramp leading to the town hall and putting a lean-to up on the side of the shed to put equipment in when it isn’t being used - Review bid lists to be put out; Update on clean up complaint at 547 Hwy 46 NEW BUSINESS: Adjourn to September meeting. Sally Pickard, Clerk Web Site: WNAXLP


Participants in the Adopt-a-Kiosk program can help hunters in their area access convenient CWD sampling.

pilot program last year. We hope to have many more this deer season," Ryan said. "We greatly appreciate those individuals and groups that assisted the DNR with valuable sampling and disposal options for hunters, making the first year of AAD and AAK a success." Participants in both programs are responsible for all costs associated with the adoption of dumpsters and kiosks as a donation (with the exception for those enrolled in cost-sharing for dumpsters are responsible for their share), and for following program guidelines. Volunteers will receive DNR recognition and a certificate of appreciation at the end of the season. Visit the DNR website for more information about the Adopt-a-Dumpster and Adopt-a-Kiosk programs and how best you can get involved.

Judge Daniel J. Tolan, 1005 W. Main Street, Branch 1, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 on August 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-485-9299 prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Amery Free Press, a newspaper published in Polk County, State of Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: Daniel J. Tolan Circuit Court Judge July 1, 2019 (July 30, August 6, 13)


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Clear Lake School District


Special Ed. Teacher

Clear Lake School District

Job Title

High School Special Education Teacher

H.R. Contact

Joshua R. Ernst, Superintendent

Contact Info


Job Description

The School District of Clear Lake is seeking a qualified and innovative special education teacher, with a childcentered educational philosophy. An ideal candidate possesses the ability to work in a collaborative environment focused on improving student achievement and helping students meet individualized learning goals. Additionally, candidates should have experience in, or knowledge of, the Common Core State Standards, coteaching, inclusion, integrating technology into classroom instruction, and IEP forms and meetings. We are looking for team players that can see the big picture and are willing to work closely with SPED students and their families. Candidates of all experience levels will be considered.


How to Apply


Applicants must possess or be able to obtain the appropriate WI DPI licensure to teach Special Education in any or all of the following areas: • Cross-Categorical SPED 1801 • Intellectual Disabilities 1810 • Learning Disabilities 1811 Application materials accepted online via WECAN. See job posting on WECAN for application requirements. https://wecan. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter, resume with references, letters of recommendation, and copies of licensure and transcripts.

Start Date

August 26, 2019


School District of Clear Lake 1101 3rd. St. SW Clear Lake, WI 54005


Full-Time Assistant Manager

Spanish Teacher Job Title

Jr/Sr High Spanish Education Teacher

H.R. Contact

Joshua R. Ernst, District Administrator

Contact Info


Job Description

The School District of Clear Lake is seeking a qualified, innovative, and child-centered Spanish Education teacher for the 20192020 school year.



Applicants must possess or be able to obtain appropriate WI DPI licensure to teach Spanish Education. The desired applicant will have the ability to connect with and engage students through classroom, curricular, and cocurricular activities. An ideal candidate possesses the ability to work as an active member of an engaged and collaborative ELA team in an everchanging curricular area. Student-centered, interest in project-based learning, computer/ tech skills, big picture thinker/team player, creating community partners with our school. Clear Lake has topnotch facilities and a tradition of excellence and community-wide support. The position also includes the role of Spanish Club Advisor. Additional opportunities exist in the district in coaching and advisor positions.

How to Apply

How to Apply Applications accepted online via WECAN. edu. Non-Certified Staff Application


Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include a cover letter, resume with references, letters of recommendation, and copies of license and transcripts.

Start Date

August 26, 2019


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$10 - $20/hr. + bonus

Flexible Finance Loan Center St. Croix Falls Rates vary with experience. Health, dental and vision If interested, please send email to: or call 636-696-3281

School District of Amery

CLUBHOUSE CHILDCARE LEAD TEACHER Full-time, 40 hours/week $12./hour

ASSISTANT TEACHER Part-time, 29.75 hours/week $11./hour Complete application on WECAN ( and include cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation. The School District of Amery is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all of part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistanDF program.

Clear Lake School District

Paraprofessional/Aide Job Title

Paraprofessional / Aide

H.R. Contact

Joshua R. Ernst, District Administrator

Contact Info


Work Schedule

Work Schedule 7 hours per day: approximately 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday when school is in session and in-service days.


Ability to work effectively with staff and students, under the direction of teachers, IT staff, and administration, in an individual or group setting. Desired individual should have a basic understanding of technology and troubleshooting. May also include general student supervision in other settings in the school. Ability to be dependable, cooperative, and flexible.

How to Apply

Applications can be located on our District website– Employment_Opportunities or in the District office. Non-Certified Staff Application


Application accepted until August 19, 2019 or until position is filled. Please include cover letter, resume with references, and letters of recommendation. Please submit all material to the District Office prior to the closing date of the position. Effective start date is immediate.

Start Date

September 3, 2019


School District of Clear Lake 1101 3rd. St. SW Clear Lake, WI 54005




The Clear Lake School District prepares students, in an active partnership with families and the community, to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.


The Clear Lake School District prepares students, in an active partnership with families and the community, to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

The Clear Lake School District prepares students, in an active partnership with families and the community, to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.




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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accepting applications for a pool of Interpreters of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at our New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior and Ashland Campuses. These qualified candidates will provide sign language interpretation/translation in educational setting as assigned. *Candidates will be Contracted.* For more information please contact: Steve Dus, Dean of Students at New Richmond (715) 246-6561 ext. 4301 or

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Applications are currently being accepted from learningfocused, creative and dynamic candidates to teach math in a lab setting part-time (10 hours/week) at the WITC Rice Lake Campus.

Applications are currently being accepted from learningfocused, creative and dynamic candidates to teach writing in a lab setting PT (10 hrs/wk) at the WITC New Richmond Campus.

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Deadline to apply: August 19, 2019

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

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

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Clear Lake School District

Clear Lake School District

Custodian (Part Time)

Bus Driver

Job Title

Custodian (Part Time)

H.R. Contact

Joshua R. Ernst, District Administrator

Contact Info


Work Schedule

Five (5) hours per day, 3:30-8:30 PM Monday-Friday when school is in session.


General cleaning of rooms, hallways, bathrooms, first line maintenance, set up and take down for sporting and other events, snow and ice removal, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Applications can be located on our District website– Employment_Opportunities or in the District office. Non-Certified Staff Application Application accepted until August 19, 2019 or until position is filled. Please include cover letter, resume with references, and letters of recommendation. Please submit all material to the District Office prior to the closing date of the position. Effective start date is immediate.

Start Date

September 3, 2019


School District of Clear Lake 1101 3rd. St. SW Clear Lake, WI 54005


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Entry Level Production Positions

Assembly, Plastics, & Food Production

615 Old Mill Road Hudson, WI 54016

How to Apply

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

H.R. Contact

Joshua R. Ernst, District Administrator

Contact Info


Job Description

The position begins with the 2019-2020 School Year and is daily AM and PM when school is in session. The position may also include extra-curricular routes.


Position involves transporting students to and from school. A class B License with School Bus Endorsement needed.


Desired characteristics & interests include; ability to demonstrate cooperation, responsibility, and dependability.

How to Apply

Applications can be located on our District website– Employment_Opportunities or in the District office. Non-Certified Staff Application


Application accepted until August 19, 2019 or until position is filled. Please include cover letter, resume with references, and letters of recommendation. Please submit all material to the District Office prior to the closing date of the position. Effective start date is immediate.

Start Date

September 3, 2019


School District of Clear Lake 1101 3rd. St. SW Clear Lake, WI 54005


The Clear Lake School District prepares students, in an active partnership with families and the community, to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

The Clear Lake School District prepares students, in an active partnership with families and the community, to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

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Business Office Technician Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Administrative Office – Shell Lake Applications are being accepted from qualified candidates for a full-time Business Office Technician. The Business Office Technician is responsible for assisting in the integration and maintenance of the PeopleSoft Financial, Campus Solutions, and HR databases; working in various modules such as general ledger, student financials, commitment control, accounts receivable, billing, and payroll. This position assists the Business Services Manager in managing the daily college business operations and ensures that college policies and procedures are in compliance regarding the integrity of data submitted at the campus level. For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply: Visit our website at:

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ARNELL MEMORIAL HUMANE SOCIETY For th F the llastt ttwo weeks, k the th dog d kennel k l att Arnell A ll HuH mane Society has been making preparations for new stainless steel kennels to be installed. First, the old kennels needed to be taken out and cement patching done; followed by a thorough cleaning of walls and drains. Last week, Garage Flooring of MN ground down and patched the kennel floor before applying an e epoxy finish that iis durable and a attractive. And d drum roll please, tthis week the M Mason Company k kennels will be iinstalled. We are e excited to show o off the new kenn nels and the dogs tthat have been w waiting patiently iin our Isolation K Kennels. Toby iis a one year old B Black and Tan Toby C Coonhound-German Shorthair Pointer mix. He came to the shelter as a stray so we are guessing at his breeding. While he obviously has the Coonhound coat and nose he also has the head, long legs, deep chest and slender build of a German Shorthair Pointer. He behaves with indoor manners and was definitely a pet in his previous home. Toby loves everyone. He is great with kids, playful with dogs and friendly with cats. He has some leash manners, excited during the first 10 minutes and then walking at a jaunty trot thereafter. Toby is quick to learn for a treat reward. He has mastered the “Sit” command and is sure to continue behavior upgrades with attention. This boy wants to please and to be part of your party. Melody is a medium sized pup, six years old with a thick black coat and fold over ears. She is a well mannered girl who has a bright and shiny attitude. She loves to run and play fetch, sit in

d hang h ith other th dogs. d W suspectt your llap and outt with We she would do the same with a cat. Melody would be a fantastic companion in most any home but is supremely suited for a home with an adult who wants to stay active with a canine friend. Aspen is a one year old Sheltie-Jack Russell Terrier mix. She has a short, tan and black coat with white on her chest, face, and all four paws. Aspen is excitable and very friendly to everyone she meets. She really is still very much a puppy, an active dog that will require daily exercise and training. Aspen walks nicely on leash and sits for treats. She loves playing fetch, chasing unwanted critters from the yard and playing rough and tumble with other dogs. Her puppy nature gets the better of her when she gets excited. She loves attention and wants to make sure you know it. In her new home, Aspen

User & Desktop Services Technician Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College New Richmond Campus or Shell Lake Administrative Office Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the full-time (1950 hours/year) position of User & Desktop Services Technician. Under the direction of the User & Desktop Services Administrator, the User & Desktop Services Technician is responsible for the daily operation of the assigned campus/location computing environment; providing direct support to college staff and students; and implementing policies and procedures in accordance with overall objectives of college computing systems. This position can be housed at either the WITC New Richmond Campus or the Shell Lake Administrative Office. For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply: Visit our website at:

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CerƟĮed Medical Assistant- Community Services Non-Exempt PosiƟon

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Environmental Services Division Director

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Exempt PosiƟon

Depends on QualiĮcaƟons

The Environmental Services Division Director provides leadership, vision & strategic direcƟon, directs the development, planning, management, coordinaƟon, delivery and evaluaƟon of Land Use, Zoning, Mapping, Surveying, Planning, Land ConservaƟon, Water Quality, Forestry, Parks and Trails, and other related programs that are vital to the quality of life of county residents. The Environmental Services Division Director is responsible for ensuring these programs are in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and local regulaƟon. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Engineering, Public or Business AdministraƟon or related Įeld; and 10 years of related administraƟve/ management experience. An equivalent combinaƟon of educaƟon and experience may be considered. Deadline to apply: August 20, 2019 Social Services Program Assistant - CerƟĮed Peer Specialist Non-Exempt PosiƟon (average 18 hours/week)

StarƟng: $17.86—19.41

The primary funcƟon of the Wisconsin cerƟĮed peer specialist is to provide peer support. The cerƟĮed peer specialist (CPS) engages and encourages peers in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders. The CPS provides peers with a sense of community and belonging, supporƟve relaƟonships, & valued roles. The goal is to promote wellness, self-direcƟon, and recovery, enhancing the skill and ability of peers to engage in their chosen roles. QualiĮcaƟons include both the compleƟon of the Wisconsin CerƟĮed Peer Specialist course & successfully passing the exam. Preference extended to two or more years of experience as a CerƟĮed Peer Specialist. Deadline to apply: August 18, 2019

Children & Families Program Supervisor - Community Services Division Exempt PosiƟon

Depends on QualiĮcaƟons

Provides administraƟon and program supervision, interpretaƟon and assessment of policies, supervision of assigned staī, and management of children and families service programs to assure compliance, eĸciency and eīecƟveness. QualiĮcaƟons include a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a closely related Įeld and 5 years of directly related experience; an equivalent combinaƟon of educaƟon and experience may be considered. Must be a cerƟĮed as a Social Worker. Deadline to apply: August 28, 2019

ill require i consistent i t t ttraining i i signals i l th bh will thatt curb her jumpy enthusiasm – regular puppy training. Chip is a three year old Chihuahua. He weighs six pounds and has a short, dark brown and white coat. Chip was surrendered to the shelter when his owners lost their home in the storms that ripped through Polk County in mid July. He grew up with and lived with three other Chihuahuas. He is wary of new small dogs with a strong “in your face” play style and would like a slow introduction. Chip is every bit a gentleman. He enjoys sitting in your lap and taking it easy. He walks well on leash and enjoys his time outdoors. Chip is happy to meet new people. He is a great small companion dog and would do best in a quiet home. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, Amery 715 2687387 (PETS), and Facebook

Meal Site Aide Causal/Non-Exempt PosiƟon

Amery LocaƟon Wage: Depends on QualiĮcaƟons

This posiƟon assists with preparing and providing meals and acƟviƟes at local NutriƟon Program at the Senior Dining Sites. Our meal sites oīer meals on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Ideal part-Ɵme work for someone interested in only mornings (7:30am-12:30pm). Requires Wisconsin Food Manager CerƟĮcaƟon, we will provide training to be cerƟĮed within 6 months of hire. Deadline to apply: August 22, 2019 Part-Ɵme Deputy County Clerk Non-Exempt PosiƟon—Approx. 18 hrs./week

Wage: $17.86 - 19.41 hour

This posiƟon is responsible for providing support and assistance in all aspects and funcƟons of the Polk County Clerk; performing various administraƟve and record keeping duƟes while managing oĸce procedures and acƟviƟes. Requires Associate’s degree in business administraƟon or related Įeld and one year directly related experience, a combinaƟon of educaƟon and experience may be considered. Deadline to apply: August 27, 2019 InformaƟon Technology Specialist Non-Exempt PosiƟon

Wage: Depends on QualiĮcaƟons

This posiƟon’s role is to support and maintain organizaƟonal computer systems, desktops, and peripherals. That includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all organizaƟonal hardware and equipment while ensuring opƟmal workstaƟon performance. Troubleshoots and provides Ɵmely accurate enduser assistance. Associate’s degree in InformaƟon Systems AdministraƟon, Computer Science or related Įeld, BA preferred; plus 2-3 years related experience, and minimum of 1 year experience working with troubleshooƟng; a combinaƟon of educaƟon and experience may be considered. Deadline to apply: August 31, 2019

We cannot funcƟon without great employees—talented, caring professionals are rewarded with a great, compeƟƟve total rewards package.

YOU MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For complete job descripƟons, posiƟon requirements, applicaƟon, and details please visit our website, Employment OpportuniƟes. AA/EEOC

Amery Discount Liquor is NOW HIRING!

RETAIL STORE MANAGER 35 plus hours per week. Competitive wages. Job description: Plans and directs day to day operations. Develop ideas to improve sales and customer service. Also includes staff recruitment and supervising of current staff.

PART TIME EMPLOYEE Every weekend/other weekend

Call 715-268-9944 for further details or pick up an application at ADL



Position: Unity School District is seeking a Maintenance Technician Specialist. This position is full-time, 12-months per year, Monday through Friday, 7:00am 3:30pm. Unity offers a competitive wage and full benewt package. The Maintenance Technician Specialist will perform electrical work involving the repair, alteration, construction, installation and maintenance of all types of electrical systems and equipment. This position will also have duties in a variety of other trades including carpentry, HVAC, painting, plumbing as well as general maintenance and repair of district buildings and equipment. QualiƂcations: Strong mechanical aptitude, a great work ethic, excellent problem solving skills, teamwork approach and positive communication skills. Preferred candidate will possess experience in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, general ground maintenance, commercial HVAC systems, building management controls, and an understanding of preventative maintenance approach. Snow plowing will be required and mandatory both during and outside of regular work schedule. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Licensed in a trade, preferably as a journeyman or master electrician by the State of Wisconsin. Knowledge of federal, state, and local codes, regulations, and ordinances relating to construction activities. Valid Wisconsin driver's license with acceptable driving record. How to Apply: Qualiwed, interested persons should apply by completing a Unity School District Employment Application. The application is available on Unity School’s website, under Employment Opportunities. Once the application is complete, please send to Amanda Warner by email at or by mail at: Amanda Warner Unity School District rth 1908 150th Street/Hwy 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 Application Deadline: 08/19/2019 or until wlled EOE

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.



AUGUST 13, 2019


MULTIMEDIA Advertising Consultant Sentinel Publications, publishers of the Amery Free Press, Baldwin Bulletin, Burnett County Sentinel, Country Messenger and Osceola Sun newspapers is expanding its sales force. We are looking for an outgoing, responsible and well-spoken individual to work with small and medium businesses, assisting with their marketing and advertising needs. Our publications, in print and online, are the most well-read publications in the market and provide an excellent platform for delivering results. If you enjoy helping others, being creative or talking with people, this job may be perfect for you. Sales experience preferred, but will train the right person. Must have current drivers license and reliable transportation. We offer a competitive salary and commission and full benefits package.

Send resume to Tom Stangl, Publisher


Amery Schools 5K Wellness Loop will provide students with a clear path to the campus of the School District of Amery.

WALKING LOOPS: Paths show off Amery’s Assets CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1




Ÿ Production Workers: x Day Shift starts at $13.00/hr x 2nd shift starts at $13.75/hr (incl. shift

premium) Ÿ Sanitation Specialist: x 3rd shift starts between $14.50— $16.00 dependent on experience Ÿ Maintenance Technicians: x Compensation dependent on experience


Ÿ Passionate team with strong family values  Ÿ NEW! Higher starting wage and bonus

eligibility Ÿ Medical Plan, Dental Plan and Vision Plan Ÿ Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay Ÿ Discounted Product We are located at One Snack Food Lane, Minong, WI

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V | Federal Contractor

run along North Twin Lake towards South Twin. Mayor Paul Isakson said, “I think it really shows off Amery and is beneficial for health reasons.” He said bids for the painting and striping work will be coming in soon. Grant writing will start soon for the safe routes to school program, which will assist with sidewalks down Hillcrest as part of the Amery Schools 5K Wellness Loop. Meetings will also be held with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure safe crossings are implemented on Keller Avenue. “Getting the DOT involved with work hand in hand with the Highway 46 ‘Road Diet’ next fall,” said Isakson. Signage and road marking will be a part of the process as well as adding a road to skirt around the swampy area near the Amery Cemetery. After numbers come in costs for the plan. It will be brought before the city council to ask for their approval to move forward with private financing. Isakson said one of the first jobs of the city’s new Management/ Analyst, will be to gather all of the information together for the project. “This will take a little bit of time, but the outcome will be very good,” said Isakson. School District of Amery District Administrator, Shawn Doerfler said, “The district’s interest in this is any-

thing that can provide for greater safety of our kids we are absolutely in on and further anything

that is going to market the best of Amery we are all in on. If you walk that 5K you are going to see

some of the best parts of Amery. I am excited, I think it is a great thing.”


The Lakes Loop North 2 Miler will give pedestrians a scenic route passing by the Apple River and Amery’s Twin Lakes.

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