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The arrival of Earl’s Rides is the first sign that it must be Fall Festival time. Plans started last January for the upcoming weekend that is sure to be jam-packed with activities. The fun runs Thursday through Sunday, with some of the yearly favorites as well as a few new events.

On February 27th 1961, Forrest “Frosty” Hermann and his wife Kay pulled into Amery and ever since, they have been strong supporters of the community. The couple who grew up in the same small Iowa town of Charles City, were married in 1959 and decided to call Amery home after Frosty served time in the United States Air Force. A job at Fabri-Tech brought the Hermanns to town, where they settled and raised two sons. For a period of time Frosty worked as a shipping agent for the company, moving materials from Amery over to Hong Kong. Eventually Frosty studied and obtained his real estate license. He worked in the area doing residential real estate for 15 years and later went into commercial real estate in the Twin Cities. The Hermanns have worked hard in

their professional lives and have also made time to serve the community as well. “We have served on pretty much every committee in town that you can imagine”, said Frosty. He served on city council for a time and in 1975 he was the chairman for the Amery Fall Festival. Frosty described that festival year THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 33, 2222 by saying, “We had a long parade. Dan VOL. 131 NO. 19 $1.00 Byrnes was in charge of the parade and he thought bigger was better. We had a parade that went on and on and on.” Kay contributed to the decorating of the coronation stage for a handful of years as well. The Hermanns love Amery. Frosty said, “When I first moved here, I went fishing everyday. I came from Iowa where there wasn’t much for fishing, but up here there



Kay and Frosty Hermann will serve as Grand Marshals of the Fall Festival Parade.


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Thursday gets underway with Earl’s Rides, located near Amery’s Big Bobber, running from 4-9 p.m.




Friday’s events include Earl’s Rides running from 3-11 p.m.; Groovin’ 60’s performing from 5-8 p.m. under the big tent; and the Pie Bake Off, hosted by the Amery Woman’s Club will begin at 6 p.m. at the Soo Line Park Pavilion. Following the judging of pies, a “Pie Eating Contest” will take place. Last year’s winner, Josh Ziemer, will try to hold his title. He will be battling against: Patti Johnson, Fall Festival Co-Chair; Garrett Tyman, an Amery Mid






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Members of the Amery High School Homecoming court are pictured on “Pajama Day”. Left to Right: Mason Bosley and Essie Whitehead, Galen Coy and Rachel Ganje, Alexis Castorena and Grace Springett, Lance Waalen and Allison Oman, and Brett Forrest and Abigayle Marko. Royalty will be crowned on Friday.

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dle School 8th Grader; Travis Mizejewski, a competitive eating champion; and Chris Franzen, of the Amery Fire Department. A Bean Bag tournament will start at 7 p.m. at the Soo Line Park Pavilion and the music of County Line, a local band, can be heard from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. under the big tent.


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Saturday there is bound to be a little something going on for everyone. The day gets underway with the Kidz Race on Harriman Ave. near the big tent. The 5K Walk/Run begins at 8 a.m. at the same location. St. Joseph Catholic Church’s 28th Annual Quilt Show runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the church. The Arts and Crafts show runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Michael and Riverfront parks. A Fine Arts Show will be held at the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Grand Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Forrest “Frosty” Hermann and his wife Kay, are serving as Parade Marshalls. Immediately after the parade, food stands will open for business in Michael Park near the Danielson Stage. Earl’s Rides open for business at 11 a.m., running until 11 p.m. Jim Armstrong, a yearly favorite, kicks off the music under the big tent; performing from 12 noon


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to 2 p.m. Kar Jackers will play music from 2 – 7 p.m. Back after a break of a few years, the Amery Fire Department Water Fight will take place on Harriman Avenue at 2 p.m. The Kiddie Tractor Pull begins on Center Street at 2 p.m. A Bean Bag tournament begins at 2 p.m. under the Soo Line Park Pavilion. The Woodland Lake Rotary holds its annual Apple River Race at 3 p.m., when rubber ducks are dropped into the Apple River. This is a new date and time for this event. The Queen Coronation and Little Miss Amery selection will be held at the Amery High School Gymnasium, starting at 7 p.m. The candidates have been working very hard for weeks and it all leads up to this very exciting moment. Pop Rocks, who are back by popular demand after an amazing performance last year, will take the stage under the big tent, performing from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Kar Jackers Photo booth will be open from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. under the big tent.

Sunday Sunday gets underway with a Pancake Breakfast at the Amery Community Center from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Amery FFA Alumni Toy Tractor Show begins at 9 a.m. and runs to 3 p.m. at the Amery Middle

School Gymnasium. Back this year is the “Farm Scene Display Contest.” St. Joseph Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Quilt Show runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the church. The Amery Lions Club hosts a Car Show on Harriman Ave., running from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The beer tent will be open from 12 Noon – 2 p.m. on Sunday. At 2 p.m. the locally fi lmed movie, “Unbroken Circle” will play at the Amery Classic Theater. Make sure to have your Fall Festival button. All activities taking place at Soo Line Park and the “Big Tent” require a Fall Festival Button for admission. You will also need a button at the Queen’s Coronation. Buttons will be for sale throughout the weekend at the tent. Amery Ambassadors will also be selling buttons along the parade route. Keep an eye on your numbered button, as winners will be drawn at the end of the weekend and announced in the following week’s Amery Free Press. Do not lose out on your opportunity to win Amery Script Money. Volunteers are always welcomed during Fall Festival weekend. If you would like to lend a hand this weekend, or are interested in learning how you can help with upcoming festivals, please email April Ziemer

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Medallion is found The 2018 Amery Fall Festival Medallion has been found. Linda Nelson of Amery found the medallion near the water tower on the south end of town. She located it on September 3rd. Nelson will receive a prize of Amery Scrip money for being the finder of the hidden gem.

HERMANNS: Couple hope to sell store, retire to the North Shore knows what sells and what doesn’t. They miss having a very active main street, but enjoy being here as were spots to fish everywhere. Next I it is the best of both worlds. Frosty took up golf.” said, “To the south of us is a farming In 1977 the Hermanns opened a gift community, and to the north is a vashop in what used to be a grocery cationing community. We are right on store. They named the shop “Outside the edge of both.” In” which has since remained a staple When it comes to the future, the of the face of Amery’s main street. When Frosty retired in 2003 they built Hermanns look forward to their store selling to someone and hopefully that their current building in the same person will take advantage of all of spot they had been selling gifts at in the opportunities that Frosty and Kay previous years. Frosty went to work feel Amery has given to them. for his wife at her popular They plan to spend their days store, and the corner loafter Amery in Cornucopia cation continued to bring Wisconsin. Kay said, “We like in a variety of shoppers. the North Shore. We find it Frosty is very proud of very relaxing.” They will alhis wife. He said, “She ways consider Amery home. has built up one heck of They think it is neat that a business and is known their boys are still friends all around. She does a Frosty Hermann with the people they grew up good job of keeping things with here. Kay said, “I feel comfortable and clean. like every kid that grew up in this She does not have standard displays, town loves to come back. I think that she does unique things to help somereally says something about a town.” one visualize how something might Their boys will be home Fall Festilook in their own house.” val weekend to cheer on their parKay shared that she tries to stock ents as they ride through the Grand things for senior citizens so they do Parade. The Hermanns said they were not have to drive to the Twin Cities to shocked to be chosen as Grand Marshop. “I carry the products that I do shals and they are very pleased and so that people can shop locally,” Kay honored about the title. said. Frosty shared that he leaves all of the product line choosing up to Kay. He confessed that in the early days he insisted on two different product lines that both tanked. He said that Kay FORM PAGE ONE

‘She has built up one heck of a business and is known all around.’

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SEPTEMBER 13 American Red Cross Blood Donation The American Red Cross is coming to the Apple River Community Church Thursday, September 13th from 12:00 t0 6:00 pm. Downloead the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or for more information.

SEPTEMBER 14 Amery Area Historical Society The Amery Area Historical Society will present: The Early Years of the Amery Fall Festival from 2-3 p.m. in the Burman Room of the Amery Area Public Library. From 3-4 p.m. an open house will be held after the presentation in the lower level of the library. The reprint of the Amery Centennial 1887-1987 book will be available for purchase after the presentation and at the open house.

Republican Party General Informational Meeting and Pizza Party Hosted by the Republican Party of Polk County, they invite the public to an Out Door Oven Pizza Party and informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Erik and Katie Severson home, 2147 45th Ave., Star Prairie. Pizza, plates, utensils and drinks will be provided. Please bring potluck for salads and desserts. Children and Grandchildren are invited also, bring swim suits for heated outdoor pool. Questions contact 515-708-2120 Directions call Erik Severson 715-417-1596

SEPTEMBER 15 Grassy Lake Ice Age Trail Hike The Superior Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Trail will be leading a hike in the Grassy Lake segment on Saturday, September 15 in connection with the Barronett Colorfest. Hikers should meet before 9:30 a.m. where the trail crosses Lehman Lake rd North of Pershing rd. Watch for yellow IAT Event signs. For further info or questions and to estimate numbers, please call or email Dale Cardwell at 715645-0234 or

SEPTEMBER 13-16 Amery Fall Festival Amery’s annual festival starts off on Thursday with Earl’s Rides near the Big Bobber from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Earl’s Rides again will be going plus Music by Groovin’ 60’s under the tent with the beer tent open. The Pie Bake Off is in Soo Line Park and the Bean Bag Tournament begins under the Soo Line Park Pavilion at 7 p.m.

Saturday the Kidz Race starts out along with the 5K Walk/Run. The Apple River Quilt Guild show will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Fine Arts Show will be held at Northern Lakes Center for the Arts. The Arts and Crafts is in Michael Park along side the food stands. The Grand Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Jim Armstrong will entertain in the tent along with Karjackers. Amery Fire Dept. will hold a Water Fight on Harriman Ave. and the Kidde Tractor Pull will be held on Center Street. The Bean Bag Tournament continues. The Apple River Race will be held this year on Saturday at 3 p.m. on Bridge Street. The Fall Festival Queen Coronation and Little Miss Amery is at the AHS Gymnasium at 7 p.m. with Music under the tent by Pop Rocks. Sunday is the annual Pancake Breakfast at Amery Community Center and the Amery FFA Alumni Toy Tractor Show at the Middle School gymnasium. The Quilt Show continues. Amery Lion’s Club Classic Car and Motorcycle show will be on Sunday and the Beer tent will be open. Amery Classic Theater will show “Unbroken Circle” at 2 p.m.

Out Door Oven Pizza Party Join the Republican Party of Polk County at an Out Door Oven Pizza Party and General Informational Meeting Friday September 14, 2018 5:30 - 8:00 PM at Erik and Katie Severson’s Home, 2147 45th Avenue, Star Prairie, WI Pizza, plates, utensils and drinks will be provided. Please bring potluck for salads and deserts. Image result for pizza images Children and Grandchildren are invited also, bring swim suits for heated outdoor pool

SEPTEMBER 16 FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show and FFA Tractor Show The 6th annual Amery FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show and 4th annual FFA Tractor Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Amery Middle School as part of the Amery Fall Festival weekend. A silent auction and farm toy display contest with prizes will again be part of the event. The toy show will feature vendors and exhibitors of toy farm tractors and implements, die-cast cars and vintage farm memorabilia. No fee will be charged to farm toy display exhibitors. For more information or to inquire about exhibiting, contact Dave Clausen at 715-268-7454 or

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Harvest Festival Holy Trinity Orthodox Church’s Annual Harvest Fes-

tival will be Sunday, September 16, 2018. with Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am followed by dinner serving from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. The menu will include cabbage rolls, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, cheese, homemade pies, coffee and milk. Also featuring a bake and craft sale, produce, raffle, children’s games and face painting. The dinner is $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for children (5-16) and ages 4 and under are free. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is located at 523 1st Street in Clayton.

Polk County Democrats Open House The Polk County Democrats invites the public to an open house at their new Election Headquarters, Sunday September 16 from 3-5 pm. 2048 Highway 8, St. Croix Falls. Visit with State Senator Patty Schachtner, Candidates Margaret Engebretson and Kim Butler. Free food and beverages. Call 715-483-7176 for more information.

SEPTEMBER 20 Garden Club Annual Picnic The Garden Club will have their annual picnic at Clear Lake park on Thursday, September 20. Meet at Centennial Hall at 11:30 a.m. to carpool.

Historical Society Membership Meeting The Amery Area Historical Society (AAHS) will hold a membership meeting beginning at 5pm in the lower level of the Amery Area Public Library. Guests are always welcome.

SEPTEMBER 22 40 Year Class Reunion Amery High School Class of 1978 will hold their 40th year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Amery Golf Club. Contact Kay 715-781-3768 or for details.

SEPTEMBER 23 Immanuel Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner Immanuel Lutheran Church of Clayton will host a Harvest Dinner Sunday, September 23 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. On the menu will be: roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, squash, salad, dinner rolls, pies and beverage. There will be a free will offering. Public is invited. Proceeds will be divided between St. Jude’s Foundation and church repair. This is a Thrivent Action Team Event.

Friendship Sunday Redeemer Lutheran Church will host an outdoor worship service (indoors if inclement weather) led by “Higher Vision

Quartet” on Sunday, September 23 at 9:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a delicious brunch. Enjoy the Word with friends, fellowship and fun!

SEPTEMBER 24 Screenagers Screening Join us for a special screening of Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age Monday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amery High School Auditorium. This is a free event.

SEPTEMBER 27 Ukelele Sing Along Pie & Ice Cream Social There will be a Ukelele Sing Along Pie & Ice Cream Social Barbeque Sandwich Meal on Thursday, September 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 214 N. St. W., Deer Park, WI. The Sing Along will be from 5 to 6 p.m. with the meal served from 5 to 7 p.m.

Local Author at Balsam Lake Library The Balsam Lake Public Library will host local author Donna White Glaser on Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and she writes the Letty Whittaker 12-Step Mysteries and the Blood Visions Paranormal Mysteries. The Balsam Lake Public library is located at 404 W. Main St. Questions? Call 715-485-3215.

SEPTEMBER 29 Paws on the Trail Dog Walk Fundraiser The Arnell Memorial Humane Society will host a Paws on the Trail Dog Walk fundraiser in Amery Saturday, September 29. Walk your dog(s) anytime after 11 a.m. on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail starting at Soo Line Park Pavilion. There will be a costume and trick contest and gifts and bandanas for dogs. Join us for a fun walk with your pets, family and friends.

OCTOBER 5 Apple River Opry lights up the night in Amery The Amery Classic Theatre came alive on Friday night with the music of The Hunyuks and The Becky Schlegal Duo. We were promised classic country music with cowboy chuckles and personality, and the Hunyuks did not disappoint. Without a doubt, Becky Schlegel has the vloice of an angel. Her husband Heath’s banjo picking is an incredible backdrop for such a talent. Together they brought the house down with their original songs and gospel music. This dynamic duo, along with the Hunyuks, will be returning to the Theatre on October 5th.



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Ahh, the wonders of technology. It seems that every day there is news of some wonderful advance, some new piece of technology that will revolutionize our lives. Other days, there are products announced or advertised that make you wonder if we are using technology to improve our lives or if we are becoming too lazy for our own good. There has been a lot of talk lately about technology and Publisher driving. The federal government is considering banning Tom Stangl the use of some cellular telephones by drivers, namely text messaging. Distractions can be fatal. Technology usually moves at a faster pace than society. We often can do many things before we truly realize the societal implications of the use of technology. From stem cell research to cloning to text messaging while driving, we don’t always think it through before diving in head first. This is, of course, human nature. Ever since the automobile was invented, engineers have worked to make the vehicles safer, comfortable and easy to drive. In the early days, there were people that postulated that people could not survive travelling at speeds of over 30 miles per hour (mph). Safety and convenience improvements have continued over the years. Safety glass, which crumbles on impact, safety belts, automatic transmissions, cruise control and airbags have all added to safety and made vehicles much easier to drive. Ironically, many automakers were slow to add safety belts because the conventional wisdom of the time was that if a car had safety belts, it wasn’t safe. I am reminded of a safety experiment that Packard, America’s premier luxury car maker of the first half of the 20th century performed: the radar brake. The concept was a good one, as they all are at first: a radar device would be placed in the car, and when it sensed an object was too close, it would apply the brakes. Great way to avoid accidents. There was just one problem: they couldn’t refine the beam, so a driver going down a street with parked cars was constantly stopping and starting, with the radar brake sensing every object as a threat. It never made it past the prototype. Items that once were exotic and expensive toys on high end cars are now standard equipment on many. With a functioning Global Positioning System (GPS) to guide you, cruise control to regulate your speed and an emergency response service like OnStar, you might think that driving had become so easy that you could literally do it in your sleep. You would be wrong. So, we’ve made driving a bit too easy, so easy that some feel they can send text messages, focusing on the small screen and keypad, taking their eyes off of the road. Look, if we can’t get this straight, how will we ever get flying cars? We’ve been promised flying cars since the end of World War II. I want one. So, could I get a little help here, so maybe I could ride in one before I die? 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. Thanks for reading, I’ll keep in touch. Feel free to do the same.

Struck by lightning and kindness BY APRIL ZIEMER I think it is all too frequent that we hear complaints from people or see moans and groans online about bad service that frustrated consumers have experienced in a variety of places. We have all listened as others (including myself) have criticized another for being rude. It is not non-existent, but I believe far less frequent that we hear praises and Editor compliments directed towards April Ziemer exceptional service or extreme kindness. About a week and a half ago, our home got into a “fist fight” with some lightning, and the lightning won. I have to say that our damage could have been much worse. The storm knocked us down, but exceptional local service and kindness quickly helped us get back up again. Our strike occurred at approximately 3:40 A.M. We were left in complete darkness with no flashlight to be found. We have a threeyear-old little boy who sometimes uses flashlights as light sabers when he is saving the world. At other times, he uses them as shining weapons aimed directly at the eyes of his sisters. Even though our son Maverick had most flashlights hidden, we luckily had

a little light that Amery Chevrolet handed out during the last Music On The River. That little light was a lifesaver for a few hours. Xcel Energy was prompt at arriving to our home and getting to work replacing the destructed transformer. Kudos to those workers who receive calls at all times of the day and run to rescue the damsel in distress who has no power to plug in her hair straightener. Also, an extra large thank you to these guys for not smirking when seeing my early morning, unstraightened hair, bed head. We went the weekend with phone or Internet. I scheduled the phone company to come out and fix our burnt and melted wires for Tuesday. It was a struggle for our kids to make it through the next few days without the luxury of Internet. This meant no Netflix, no YouTube, and no tablet games they play against their friends. These poor children had to live for three days the way many of us survived for years. We hosted two pool parties over the weekend, which slightly eased their pain. On Tuesday morning David from Northwest Communications reconnected us with the outside world. David was outstanding. I sat to watch a Lynard Skynard documentary figuring he was to take awhile. He had things up and running before I was even able to see the release of “Sweet Home Alabama.” He was patient and kind as I asked a handful of stupid questions.

Our family, friends and neighbors were wonderful. They offered all sorts of assistance, but what helped the most was just hearing all of their kind words. It was a stressful time that was made easier by the supportive conversations with our family, friends and our neighbors over at Hidden Shores. I also am extremely grateful that Kwik Trip opened on Thursday. It was perfect timing to feed my stressed out soul doughnuts and shakes. Unfortunately as I have regained peace and happiness, my soul still craves Kwik Trip treats multiple times during the day. I must admit there was a day when I visited the store four times. Now don’t assume that I buy doughnuts every single trip, maybe I go there just for social interaction. It seems I run into practically everybody I know each time I am there. Welcome to Amery Kwik Trip. You have opened in a community where friends and neighbors look out for each other. A town where excellent service makes for enjoyable experiences. People can say what they want about small towns, but I like living in a place where people know my business and are quick to lend a hand. 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 224, Amery WI. 54001 or I can be reached by phone at 715268-8101

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Walker, WEDC criticize Evers’ plan for jobs agency BY WISPOLITICS.COM THE CAPITOL REPORT

Even before Foxconn, the WEDC has been controversial. Gov. Scott Walker and majority Republicans created the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to replace the old Commerce Department. They pitched the new quasi-public agency as a more efficient way to spur economic development. But WEDC in its early years was dogged by controversy. Things settled down under Mark Hogan, the current CEO, but then Foxconn and a huge public subsidy made WEDC a target once again. The latest broadside comes from Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tony Evers, who says he would eliminate WEDC and replace it with a new state jobs agency “that won’t give away $4.5 billion to a foreign corporation without reading the fine print.” Evers in a statement Aug. 30 knocked the Wisconsin Economic Development Corpo-

ration as an agency that’s been a “black eye for Wisconsin,” as he called for a replacement that is accountable to taxpayers and would invest in “Main Street” businesses and startups. But the state schools superintendent’s plan drew fire from Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and WEDC officials, who argued it lacks specifics and would hurt the state’s economy. Evers’ comments came after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Evers previously told the publication he would support having no state jobs agency and would instead leave economic development up to local and regional organizations. His campaign’s website as of midday Aug. 30 reflected that position. It made no mention of replacing the WEDC, and it says Evers as governor would disband the agency and “return the majority of economic development dollars to local communities and regional organizations.”

Evers in his statement pledged to work with the Legislature and regional economic development agencies, as well as local businesses to replace WEDC. Still, he didn’t outline his vision for what a new state

Walker campaign spokesman Austin Altenburg knocked Evers for “backpedaling” on his original plan. jobs agency would look like. Walker campaign spokesman Austin Altenburg knocked Evers for “backpedaling” on his original plan. “Within hours of touting a plan that would stifle economic development in Wisconsin, Tony Evers is once again backpedaling and failing to tell the truth about his radical ideas,” he said. “Any plan to blow up an organization dedicated to job creation is foolish and

would both have a chilling effect on our economy and hurt hard-working families.” But campaign spokesman Britt Cudaback said Evers’ position hasn’t changed. “Tony has wanted to disband the WEDC,” Cudaback said. “Tony’s plan is and has always been to replace the WEDC with an economic development agency, and that he wants to prioritize funding to go to regional economic centers and development that will invest in Main Street businesses and startups.” Meanwhile, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes said at a news conference he would support disbanding WEDC and bringing back the old Department of Commerce, which Walker got rid of after taking office in 2011. “It’s not like we want to do away with the department and do nothing,” Barnes told reporters, though he noted he couldn’t speak for Evers’ position. “Of course we want to generate economic activity in

the state, but it has to be done right.” Hogan, secretary and CEO of the economic development agency, said many of the problems are from its early years. “And (the agency) didn’t have the type of infrastructure that was required to move forward and really become a fully functioning, operating entity,” Hogan said in other media reports. Hogan said Evers’ proposal also offers little details. “He doesn’t have an idea as to what could be done differently to make it better,” Hogan said. “We look at it all the time. We have internal committees that look at things all the time as to ways that we can improve.” The Capitol Report is written by editorial staff at, a nonpartisan, Madison-based news service that specializes in coverage of government and politics, and is distributed for publication by members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Consequential Decision Making To the editor: I have grave concerns about the process and lack of professionalism displayed by government groups making decisions regarding the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. During the past few months I have attended Polk County meetings of the Board of Supervisors, the Stower 7 Lakes State Trail Sub-Committee (appointed by the Polk County Board of Supervisors), and the County Environmental Services Committee. All three of these groups demonstrated through their discussions at these

meetings that they were not aware of the amount of a significant grant which the county may be required to pay back, depending on their recommendation. In spite of repeated requests from the public about estimated costs of upgrading and yearly maintenance of the trail and width in order to accommodate snowmobiles, horses, or ATVs, there was no discussion as to the effect of these additional costs, their amount, or how they will be paid; leaving me to wonder if they had considered costs at all. Currently, as a non-motorized trail, funds for the trail’s maintenance

have been provided by the Friends of the Stower 7 Lakes State Trail, not from Polk County or WDNR. Additionally, it is disturbing to me that the County Environmental Services Committee approved the recommendation made by the Sub-Committee to motorize the trail by allowing snowmobiles with very little discussion and without a whisper for the effects on the environment, which their surely will be! The cost of trail reconstruction to accommodate motorized vehicles will be extensive; requiring fill for numer-

Losing grant money To the editor: Let me get this straight: to provide snowmobilers with an additional thirteen miles of trail (approx. a twenty minute ride) The Amery Town Board ruled that “The Friends of the Stower Seven Lakes Trail” must forfeit a formidable grant they took the initiative to acquire contingent upon keeping the trail non-motorized. The existing network of snowmobile trails, which includes

hundreds of miles on public and private lands, as well as lakes and river ice surfaces, is deemed INSUFFICIENT? On what basis? This decision punishes citizens for who took the initiative to bring free grant monies into our tax burdened community. Skiiers drink beer, eat burgers, buy gas etc. I spoke to a dairy farmer who said loud noise decreases milk production. There are unaddressed issues of pure economic common sense

here. Doesn’t a hundred plus thousand dollar grant obtained through local citizen initiative carry some lobbying power-- alongside the motorized vehicle, alcohol, gasoline, restaurant special interests? Why doesn’t the grant money talk? Deborah Trauly Amery, WI.

ous steep banks, following regulations for wetlands, runoff control, shoreline protection, and tree/brush/canopy removal. An elected official’s job is not to please everyone, but to make wise decisions for the larger group and its community with their future in mind. I believe cost, the environmental impacts, and sustainable planning for future needs have been neglected and should be considered in decision making. Nan Riegel Amery, WI

Thanks for tribute To the editor: I want to thank you April, for the nice tribute you wrote about my wife Rose Maus last week. It is very refreshing to get feed back from our previous employees such as yourself. Thank you and good luck with your ventures. David Maus Amery, WI.

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Paul Wilbert Carlson, 44, of Wyoming Minnesota was charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI), 4th offense and Operating With Prohibited Alcohol ConcentraCarlson tion, 4th offense stemming from an incident that occurred on September 1st. According to the criminal

complaint, a Polk County officer observed a truck operating on Park Road in St. Croix Falls with two adults sitting on an open tailgate and one adult standing in the bed of the truck and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the truck was identified by his driver’s license as Carlson. While talking with Carlson, the officer observed the odor of intoxicants on his breath. When the officer asked how many drinks the driver had consumed that day, Carlson stated he drank, “three beers.” The officer stated in the complaint that he asked Carlson

to stand in front of his squad, facing away from his emergency lights. He asked Carlson if he had any injuries and Carlson stated he had an injured knee that would prevent him from doing any tests that involved walking or standing. After conducting a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, Carlson submitted to a PBT and produced a reading of .148 and was arrested. Carlson’s previous OWI convictions were in Minnesota in 1998, 2006, and 2012. If convicted, Carlson could face up to 6 years in prison and $20,000 in fines

Amery Police Report 08/31/18-09/06/18 08/31/18, 11:50 a.m., Vehicle lockout 08/31/18, 02:00 p.m., Juvenile call 08/31/18, 02:30 p.m., Minor motor vehicle accident 08/31/18, 02:57 p.m., Suspicious activity 08/31/18, 05:00 p.m., Traffic stop 08/31/18, 05:42 p.m., Traffic stop 08/31/18, 08:00 p.m., Assist in child custody issue 08/31/18, 08:02 p.m., Assist city crew 08/31/18, 09:15 p.m., Assist citizen 08/31/18, 10:44 p.m., Traffic stop 09/01/18, 01:30 a.m., Suspicious activity 09/01/18, 10:46 a.m., Assist citizen 09/01/18, 12:03 p.m., Assist citizen 09/01/18, 03:03 p.m., Welfare check 09/01/18, 06:51 p.m., Traffic stop 09/01/18, 07:40 p.m., Welfare check 09/01/18, 08:00 p.m., Traffic stop 09/01/18, 08:26 p.m., Traffic complaint 09/01/18, 09:49 p.m., Traffic stop 09/01/18, 10:20 p.m., Traffic stop

09/02/18, 12:45 a.m., Traffic stop 09/02/18, 02:37 a.m., Disturbance 09/02/18, 08:49 a.m., Assist citizen with found property 09/02/18, 10:30 a.m., Assist citizen 09/02/18, 01:10 p.m., Traffic stop 08/02/18, 03:59 p.m., Traffic stop 09/02/18, 06:50 p.m., Assist citizen 09/02/18, 09:45 p.m., Traffic stop 09/02/18, 10:31 p.m., Traffic stop 09/03/18, 08:45 a.m., Suspicious activity 09/03/18, 01:52 p.m., Traffic stop 09/03/18, 05:26 p.m., Traffic stop 09/03/18, 10:22 p.m., Traffic stop 09/03/18, 10:41 p.m., Traffic stop 09/04/18, 07:50 a.m., Juvenile call 09/04/18, 09:26 a.m., Juvenile call 09/04/18, 12:25 p.m., Burglary from unlocked garage 09/04/18, 01:47 p.m., Juvenile call 09/05/18, 05:51 p.m., Traffic stop 09/05/18, 07:50 a.m., Traffic stop 09/05/18, 08:21 a.m., Traffic

complaint 09/05/18, 09:45 a.m., Assist citizen 09/05/18, 11:20 a.m., Vandalism 09/05/18, 01:30 p.m., Assist citizen 09/05/18, 03:54 p.m., Disturbance 09/05/18, 07:21 p.m., Disorderly conduct with vehicle/K9 sniff 09/05/18 08:38 p.m., Harassment complaint 09/06/18, 01:42 a.m., Traffic stop 09/06/18, 05:20 a.m., Assist EMS 09/06/18, 06:25 a.m., Vehicle Lockout 09/06/18, 12:10 p.m., Motor vehicle accident 09/06/18, 12:55 p.m., Theft recovery 09/06/18, 4:27 p.m., Assist another agency 09/06/18, 5:24 p.m., Paper service 09/06/18, 5:32 p.m., Paper service 09/06/18, 6:41 p.m., Traffic complaint 09/06/18, 8:33 p.m., Paper service 09/06/18, 8:56 p.m., Traffic stop 09/06/18, 9:09 p.m., Assist another agency 09/06/18, 10:28 p.m., Traffic stop

Arrest: Patrick J. Lyons, 36 of Amery. Domestic Abuse-Disorderly Conduct

Polk County arrest report Brian Douglas Dailey, 30, Platteville, WI, was arrested on Aug. 27 for probation warrant. Kaci Ann Wicks, 29, Cobb, WI, was arrested on Aug. 27 for warrant. Brandon Allen Loken, 29, Platteville, WI, was arrested on Aug. 27 for mis. warrant. Sonny Nash Chelmo, 22, Frederic, WI, was arrested on Aug. 28 for prob. hold. Erik B. Whiterabbit, 27, Cumberland, WI, was arrested on Aug. 29 for prob. hold. Jeremy David Stoklasa, 29, Amery, WI, was arrested on Aug. 30 for warrant - FTP.

Joel Keyun Stewart, 25, Osceola, WI, was arrested on Aug. 31 for FTA warrant. Curt M. Brock, 44, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, was arrested on Sept. 1 for Polk County warrant. David J. Anderson, 60, Centuria, WI, was arrested on Sept. 2 for failure to appear. Jorge Christopher Triana, 48, Balsam Lake, WI, was arrested on Aug. 28 for OWI 1st. Paul Vincent Bowes, 36, Luck, WI, was arrested on Aug. 28 for OWI 2nd, disorderly conduct, and operating w/PAC 2nd. Joel John Peper, 46, Balsam Lake, WI, was arrested on Aug.

31 for OMVWI 1st. Daryll James Merrill, 29, Luck, WI, was arrested on Sept. 1 for OWI 2, probation hold. Paul Wilbert Carlson, 44, Wyoming, MN, was arrested on Sept. 1 for OWI 4th offense, and operating w/PAC 4th. David J. Stoklasa, 63, Amery, WI, was arrested on Aug. 30 for D/C domestic. Natina Lee Nelson, 42, Elk River, MN, was arrested on Sept. 2 for Domestic DC. Patrick John Lyons, 36, Amery, WI, was arrested on Sept. 2 for disorderly conduct, and domestic enhancer.

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Amery Police Report 08/24/18-08/30/18 08/24/18, 07:45 a.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 11:27 a.m., Assist motorist 08/24/18, 01:05 p.m., Suspicious activity 08/24/18, 02:00 p.m., Traffic assist 08/24/18, 05:52 p.m., Suspicious activity 08/24/18, 05:52 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 06:30 p.m., Suspicious activity 08/24/18, 06:33 p.m., Traffic stop/K9 sniff/No Alert 08/24/18, 06:38 p.m., Suspicious activity 08/24/18, 08:36 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 08:37 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 08:41 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 08:41 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 08:49 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 09:00 p.m., Theft report 08/24/18, 09:01 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 09:09 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 09:09 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 09:22 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18: 09:25 p.m., Assist other agency mental health call 08/24/18, 09:31 p.m., Traffic stop/K9 sniff/No alert 08/24/18, 09:36 p.m., Traffic stop/K9 sniff/drug citation for possession of controlled substance 08/24/18, 10:11 p.m., Traffic stop 08/24/18, 11:04 p.m., Traffic stop/K9 sniff/No alert 08/24/18, 11:43 p.m., Assist other agency juvenile runaway 08/25/18, 12:49 a.m., Business alarm 08/25/18, 08:05 a.m., Animal control call 08/25/18, 10:43 a.m., Animal control call 08/25/18, 05:16 p.m., Assist other agency, hit and run out in the county 08/25/18, 08:47 p.m., Harassment complaint 08/25/18, 10:31 p.m., 911 hang up 08/25/18, 10:50 p.m., Assist other agency, disturbance out in the county 08/26/18, 05:40 p.m., Assist with civil matter 08/26/18, 09:00 p.m., K9 unit assist in the county, track suspect 08/26/18, 09:50 p.m., Assist citizen 08/27/18, 10:22 a.m., Assist citizen 08/27/18, 10:55 a.m., Assist other agency, Mental health call 08/27/18, 11:40 a.m., Criminal damage to property/vandalism Dam restrooms 08/27/18, 12:45 p.m., Vehicle lockout 08/27/18, 01:45 p.m., Assist citizen 08/27/18, 05:12 p.m., Juvenile call 08/27/18, 06:56 p.m., Disturbance 08/27/18, 07:52 p.m., Assist public works 08/27/18, 07:54 p.m., Assist citizen lost property 08/27/18, 10:34 p.m., Traffic stop 08/28/18, 12:47 a.m., Disturbance 08/28/18, 04:47 a.m., Traffic stop 08/28/18, 07:16 p.m., Traffic stop 08/28/18, 08:50 p.m., Traffic stop 08/28/18, 09:29 p.m., Assist other agency, traffic control out in the county 08/28/18, 11:44 p.m., Traffic stop 08/29/18, 04:52 a.m., Traffic stop 08/29/18, 08:28 a.m., Traffic stop 08/29/18, 10:40 a.m., Vehicle lockout 08/29/18, 11:36 a.m., Welfare check 08/29/18, 05:00 p.m., Assist other agency, lost property 08/30/18, 12:01 a.m., Traffic stop 08/30/18, 02:20 a.m., Suspicious activity 08/30/18, 07:44 a.m., Traffic stop 08/30/18, 08:29 a.m., Assist citizen 08/30/18, 10:10 a.m., Welfare check 08/30/18, 02:45 p.m., Vehicle lockout 08/30/18, 03:08 p.m., Traffic stop 08/30/18, 07:30 p.m., Fraud report 08/30/18, 07:59 p.m., Disturbance

Arrest: Jeremy D Stoklasa, 29 of Amery. Outstanding Warrant out of St Croix County David J Stoklasa, 63 of Amery. Disorderly Conduct - Domestic


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110 Years Ago September 3, 1908 Pupils Take Notice All pupils are requested to meet at the schoolhouse on Saturday, September 5. Those pupils who are to be in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, or 7th grade, and all the high school students are to meet at 10:30 a.m. Those who are to be in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, or 8th grade are to meet at 1:30 p.m. It is very important that every pupil be present at this meeting. All should be there whether they live in the village or in the country. On account of lack of room it has been found necessary to conduct the daily sessions of school on a different plan than heretofore. The plan, which seems to be the best solution of the problem and which will be put into practice at the beginning of school and continued until further notice is as follows: The second, fourth, sixth and seventh grades, and the second, third and fourth year high school classes will begin work at 8:00 a.m.; the fifth and eight grade classes will begin at 10:00 a.m.; the first and third grade classes will begin at 12:55 p.m. Those pupils who begin work at 8:00 Yesterday’s a.m. will be dismissed News for the day at Diane Stangl noon, or early in the afternoon. No classes will be kept later than 4:15 p.m. By using the two recitation rooms and having teachers conducting classes in these rooms at all times of the day it will be possible to do all the work that is required in the courses, and in many cases better work than was done here last year. Under this plan it will be necessary for all pupils above the 2nd grade to do some studying at home. We realize that it will be somewhat of a sacrifice in some cases to get the children ready for school at 8:00 in the morning. The session for the youngest children has purposely been placed in the afternoon because of the difficulty, which many mothers would have if these little ones were required to be at school at 8:00 a.m.

95 Years Ago August 23, 1923 Horses Hurt An embankment near the basement excavation of the new residence of H. E. Roundsaval gave way last Friday afternoon and a team belonging to G. F. Porter went with it. For awhile it was hard to tell which horse was worse off, the one lying on his back nearly buried or the one drawn in on top of him. The upper horse had no place to stand except on the under horse who was kicking him

Apple River muskie hits 39 pounds Chief of Police Dick Tolliver assisted Reba and Walt Friese in their efforts to hold this giant muskie up for this photo back in August of 1973. Mrs. Friese landed the 39 lb. 10 oz. fish in the Apple River.

continually. When the harness was finally loosened, which was no easy job under the circumstances, and the upper horse backed out, which was another difficult job, the horses were both given medical attention. The wounds inflicted required a number of stitches being taken, but no serious results followed.

Hotel Closed The Miller Hotel was closed last week and we understand the building will be entirely remodeled and made into a fine modern hotel before it is again occupied.

90 Years Ago August 9, 1928 The Mushrat Nine-year-old Joe is still wondering why his mother and father were both seized with a coughing fit when he gave them this masterpiece of his own composition to read: The mushrat is about 3 times as big as a oranery house rat. He has a plump figure and round head. He is brown on his body but no hear on his tale. His house is round and made of lily-roots and cattales, in winter if he is frozen in he eats the lily-roots of his house. His Habits are good if he lives not near farms. If he gets a carrot he gose to a elevat place where he can jump of at the first sine of danger. He is used for mushrat cotes.

Bee Sting Causes Wreck Bent. Johnson lost control of his car when stung by a bee last Saturday afternoon and ran his car over the bank at the Red Bridge. Mr. Johnson was unhurt but his car was badly wrecked.

80 Years Ago September 1, 1938 Thieves Rounded Up and Plead Guilty Melvin Flatwood of George-

town, living right near the Bone Lake Line, was arrested Friday on a charge of stealing chickens. He pleaded guilty and will be sentenced soon. He confessed to Sheriff John, Helstern, who caught him, that he stole 40 chickens from the George Munson farm of the late Jens Jensen, Land O’ Lakes Creamery director. Flatwood worked for the above farm families and soon after they missed their chickens they suspected him. He confessed when captured. He had sold the chickens to poultry houses.

60 Years Ago September 4, 1958 Watermelon Contest Attracts 36 Six girls are among the 36 youngsters entered in the first watermelon eating contest, which will be one of the many attractions at the 10th annual Amery Fall Festival this Saturday. Twenty-four are entered in the eight to 10-year-old division, while 12 youths have registered for the 11 to 12 year old contest. The contest will be held at Soldier’s Field at 1:15 p.m., the opening event of the afternoon grandstand show.

Amery Enrollment Over 1,000 Students Last week we reported an alltime high school population of 992 students here, but that total did not include the enrollment figures for the Pleasantview School, which opened for the first time Tuesday of this week. Enrollment of 45 students at Pleasantview brings the total to 1,037, for the first time in history.

Third Settler Born in Amery Recalls Childhood (Reprinted from a 1979 article in the Amery Free Press) Mrs. Lillian Dalberg was the third settler born in Amery, on

May 31, 1889, a year after her father, John Burman moved from Somerset. She eventually married A. O. Dalberg, who operated hardware stores in Amery and Clayton until his death in the 1940s. John Burman had worked with the logs on the St. Croix River at Stillwater and he kept a connection with wood when he came to Amery. He was the owner of a furniture store and a mortuary. Burman told his daughter that when he arrived in Amery pine trees along what would become Keller Ave. were not cleared. Horses picked their way among the pine stumps. The lack of sidewalks in Amery created walking difficulties for the long skirted women. When Mrs. Dalberg was about five, Amery finally built their first sidewalk with logs, or planks. The walkers’ cadence on the planks provided her with a memory of the sound of their shoes hitting the planks. She recalled the town’s one policeman. At night he would walk by the buildings, tapping his cane on the sidewalk. “You could always hear when he was coming,” Mrs. Dalberg laughed. “He could scare thieves away because he announced himself to them. Lillian wished that she could find someone else who recalled the balloon ascension right in the middle of the street. “It was at the corner where Danielson Drug is now. They had a bonfire right under it to make gas. I was really small and just stood there watching them.” “We used to have a long building from back of the Danielson Drug – down the alley it was – a long wooden building. It went from the alley clear to the street and it was called Shaffner’s Hall. That used to be quite the place for dances.” As a community center, it served as the site for the 4th of July celebrations, plays and shows.


Across the street was the Twin Lake House, which later was turned into the Polk County Hospital. All the hotels were called houses then, even the Robbin’s House that became the Amery Hotel. Mill workers without families could stay in the boarding houses and keep their horses in the livery barn. Amery also had a newspaper (the Amery Echo), brickyard, planning mill, saw and feed mills, drugstore, a company store for mill employees, a housepainter, several saloons and a little cigar factory. The Amery School contained all grades from one to high school in one building. Three grades in the first room, Mrs. Dalberg recalls three upper grades in the second room, 7th and 8th grades by themselves, and all four high school grades in a separate room. All my friends had started school, so at age four Lillian Burman decided she had to attend, too. “So I went to the school and knocked on the door. The teacher answered and I said that I wanted to go to school. This was September. She said you can’t go to school unless you’ve been vaccinated. She asked me if I had been and I said, ‘no.’” “So I went right down to the doctor’s office and got vaccinated, unbeknownst to my folks. “There was one girl, she was the worst giggler in the school. One day, the teacher shook her up and the buttons flew off the girl’s dress in back. So after going home for lunch, she came back with the dress, buttons and thread, with orders from her mother that the teacher had to sew them back on. And the teacher did.” Five churches served the mostly Scandinavian population. Lutheran services were conducted in Swedish, Norwegian and German languages. Catholics and Congregationalists had their own churches. “The old Swede church was a little white building on a knoll where the high school is now. Later on the church was used as a public school for first graders. She later switched to the Congregational church partly because all services and Sunday school were conducted in Swedish at her other church. Her parents spoke the language, and her mother held periodic speak-only-Swedish day, but Mrs. Dalberg never felt comfortable with those “big words” past the childhood level. Mrs. Dalberg and her husband operated the “Our Own Hardware” in Clayton for 11 ½ years, starting in 1933. Her grandsons, William and Bill Murray, continue that tradition. Their operation of the Clayton hardware began in 1962.


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New ATV routes provide easier access in Amery intersection with Griffin Street south. (6) Minneapolis Avenue, from the intersection with Griffin Street, north to the intersection with Central Street. (7) Central Street, from the intersection with Minneapolis Avenue, west to the intersection with River Avenue. (8) River Avenue, from the intersection with Central Street, south continuing until 300 feet past the south boundary of the intersection of River Avenue and Elm Street. (9) On an unnamed trail on City-owned property between Central Street and Center Street, to the Cattail Trail head. (10) From the Cattail Trail head, on Center Street east to Birch Street, continuing on Birch Street to the intersection with Riverside Boulevard. (11) Riverside Boulevard, from the intersection with Birch Street, to North Park. (12) On the unnamed street in North Park. (13) 105th Street from CTH F to Baker Street (14) Baker Street from 105th to Harriman Avenue South. (15) Minneapolis Avenue south of Griffin Street to City limits. (16) Winter: use route on Oak Street from Riverside Blvd to Keller Avenue.


A public hearing to hear testimony regarding proposed changes to City of Amery Code of Ordinances pertaining to ATV routes and speed opened the city council meeting on Wednesday September 5th. One person showed up to voice their concerns. Renee Smith who resides on Baker Street, shared her concerns. Smith is worried that the county may approve a change to the Stower Trail allowing snowmobiles to be driven on the path. If Baker Street is approved as an ATV route, she is concerned about the noise level stemming from both areas as her home is sandwiched in between the trail and road. The proposed changes to the route were as follows: The following city trails, alleys and streets may be used for all-terrain vehicle routes, as authorized by Sec. 23.33, Wis. Statutes: (1) Harriman Avenue, commencing from the intersection of Burman Avenue to the intersection of Cherry Street. (2) Cherry Street from the intersection with Harriman Avenue, west to the intersection with Melrose Avenue. (3) Melrose Avenue from the intersection with Cherry Street, south to the intersection with Griffin Street. (4) Griffin Street, from the east to west City limits. (5) Elden Avenue from the

Speed: Unless otherwise authorized by law, the maximum speed for the operation of an

all-terrain vehicle within the City of Amery shall be ten (10) miles per hour. Alderman Tim Strohbusch suggested raising the speed limit to 20 M.P.H. He also suggested adding a route going to the dumpsite on Lincoln Avenue so residents may haul items to the dump using ATVs. Making the changes suggested by Strohbusch, the council approved the new City of Amery Code of Ordinances pertaining to ATV routes and speed. In other business, Doug and Patti Johnson gave a presentation on the upcoming Amery Fall Festival. The Johnsons are the co-chairs of the festival this year. They gave a run down of the festival events and introduced this year’s Grand Marshals, Frosty and Kay Hermann. Mr. Hermann expressed that the couple is honored to have the title bestowed upon them. Police Chief Tom Marson shared that the officers are gearing up for Fall Festival. Marson also said that he believed the National Night Out event held in August was a great success despite rain early in the evening. He is excited to see next year’s event grow even more. Fire Chief Dale Koehler echoed Marson’s comments. He agreed that the event was successful. Both men extended gratitude to Chris Franzen who headed the event. Koehler also shared that Fire Prevention Week will start October 13th. The

Sheriff candidate gives views on racial profiling, tribal relations Editor’s note: Leading up to the midterm elections, the Upper St. Croix Valley League of Women Voters has posed a series of questions to local candidates on issues important to northwest Wisconsin. This question was addressed to candidates running for sheriff. What are your policies to prevent racial profi ling? How would you build a coalition with the tribe?


Brent Waak, Republican candidate The Polk County Sheriff’s office is in the process of rolling out a new policy manual provided by Lexipol. This is the most up to date policy manual available. This manual specifically prohibits racial profi ling. I also believe that it is important to hire the best employees and do thorough background checks to make sure we hire quality employees with a history of fair and objective conduct. Next, we have supervisors that

monitor the conduct of our employees to ensure we are following the policies. Finally, the County provides diversity training. Fairness and impartiality are the hallmarks of enforcing the law. To build a coalition with the tribe, law enforcement needs to build trust and respect with the community it serves. This is accomplished by having positive contacts with the community. Fair and unbiased treatment of tribal members will demonstrate the legitimacy of the organization. The sheriff’s office needs to maintain a culture of transparency and accountability to maintain public trust. I will engage the tribal community and hold members of our organization accountable. As Sheriff, I will work very hard to provide the best service to all citizens.

Amery Fire Department is inviting neighboring fire departments to come to Amery and join them in doing one large Fire Prevention Day. This will take place on October 13th 10A.M.-2P.M. Koehler announced there are two openings on the fire department. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, or interested persons can call Koehler at the fire hall. City Administrator Kim Sykes-Moore, said that a new city zoning map is still being created. She also shared that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation road diet for Amery is slated for 2020. She is continuing to work with the Police Union on negotiations for 2018 and 2019. As soon as an unresolved issue from 2018 is taken care of, she will handle the 2019 contract. City Clerk-Treasurer Fran Duncanson, said absentee ballots for the November general election will be available at City Hall on October 1st. She touched on Wisconsin Act 59, which changed the way personal property is handled in the state of Wisconsin. Duncanson said Classification Code 2 has been eliminated, which is Machinery and Tool. The city will receive a state aid payment because of the elimination that therefore eliminates tax revenue for the city. The aid estimate the city is expecting to receive is $9530.00. Within the TIF it is estimated to be $2631.79. Duncanson said, “This is projected to be a loss for the city

on what we would have gotten had the Machinery and Tools classification been retained and kept on the tax roll. The estimated loss is going to be about $8200.00 in tax revenue to the city.” Amy Stormberg from the Amery Public Library shared that the Summer Learning Program ended in August. A variety of activities were offered including: weekly kid’s yoga; weekly family and baby story times; a weekly science, technology, engineering, arts, and math program; and a monthly adult craft program. A successful “Books and Brews” program is still running. The library is looking for volunteers to help with some of the daily tasks. Allen McCarty from Public Works said that black topping was completed last week. He apologized to the public for the inconvenience that road closures caused during the process. He also said the North Twin boat-landing project is coming along nicely. The board approved extending TIF#5 for another year. Approval was also made to grant a pay request from Janke General Contractors for work done on the North Twin Boat Landing Project. An amendment was made to the city Employee Handbook Chapter 8 regarding PTO payout at employee separation. The board approved a 20 % payout.

Wisconsin school district bans classroom treats APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district’s decision to ban shared snacks in the classroom has received mixed responses from parents and students. Appleton Area School District’s new rule puts an end to shared birthday treats and classroom potlucks, the Post Crescent reported . Parents and students are instead encouraged to share non-food items or plan an activity for class to celebrate events. District officials cited nutrition, equity and safety issues with food as the main reasons for the policy change. The new rule will teach about healthy eating early, said Mikki Duran, who leads the district’s health and human performance program. “This is a long-standing

thing that Appleton has really worked hard to create a health culture in all of our schools and wellness, nutritional, social and emotional (health), the whole thing. I think it fits with Appleton’s mission,’’ Duran said. Parent Erin Rogers wrote on the district’s Facebook page that she was disappointed in the decision. “This bums me out,’’ she said. “Maybe crack down on what’s brought for treats, but eliminating them all together makes me sad.’’ But parent Michelle Anderson posted that she supports the change. “I just hope parents can stay open about the changes and help their kids be open-minded because in another year or two, it’ll be the norm and no one will even re-

member what it was like to bring in cupcakes for their birthday,’’ she said. Stephanie Kuchenberg said the rule is a relief. Kuchenberg’s son is allergic to shellfish and her daughter has celiac disease and Type I diabetes. “Having treats at school, I’d say probably almost weekly she’d be going to the office and she’d be calling me saying, `Mom, we’re having this, what is my dose for it? Can I have it?’’’ Kuchenberg said. “She got excluded a lot because it was cookies or something with gluten that she just couldn’t have.’’

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Assembly candidates give views on the environment The League of Women Voters Upper St. Croix Valley will be featuring a Candidate Views Column for five weeks. The purpose of this column is to allow voters to become informed about candidate ideas and views on issues that matter to them. Question for the week of September 11th, 2018: What is the role of the state in controlling the DNR especially for mining, clean water and game management?

Kim Butler Candidate for Assembly District 28 “...The preservation of our environment is not a partisan challenge; it’s common sense. Our physical health, our social happiness, and our economic well being will be sustained only by all of us working in partnership as thoughtful, effective stewards of our natural resources. “ President Ronald Reagan, July 11, 1984 ( “All economic activity is depend upon that environment and its underlying resource base of forests, water, air, soil, and minerals. When the environment is finally Butler forced to fi le for bankruptcy because its resource base has been polluted, degraded, dissipated and irretrievably compromised, the economy goes into bankruptcy with it.” Former U.S. Congressman, Wisconsin Governor, and founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson “Beyond Earth Day: Fulfi lling the Promise, p. 18, Univ of Wisconsin Press (AZ Quotes. com) President Reagan, and Clear Lake native Gaylord Nelson realized long ago the importance of environmental protection and that such stewardship should override politics and unfettered economic growth. Sadly, I think that lesson has been lost as

our Department of Natural Resources has become little more than a permitting factory in recent years. I don’t think the environment should be a political football. I am frustrated that protecting the environment has become a political issue, and seen as a “Business/Jobs” versus “Environmental Stewardship” and protecting our natural resources. Like many issues, I don’t see this as an either/or issue, but an ‘and’ issue. We can grow the economy AND protect our environment. Of course Republicans and Democrats both want clean air and water, and vibrant fish and wildlife, and public lands for sports men and women. But I sometimes wonder why Republican legislators don’t defer more often to experts. Former DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp basically got rid of the science department at the WI DNR. No scientists at an agency tasked with protecting our natural resources? As usual, Wisconsin’s loss was Minnesota’s gain, as many of these scientists have been re-employed by our neighboring state. I am not a scientist, and I won’t play one in the legislature. I respect experts, whether they be scientists, geologists, biologists, hydrologists, etc. Scientific understanding and data offer the best window into environmental conditions and problems. Therefore, I don’t feel the “state” has a role in “controlling” the DNR any more than any other agency. Obviously, the state controls the budget of the DNR, but I don’t believe the budget should be used as a bludgeon to force policy changes. The agency should be fully funded so it can fulfi ll its mission. Local, and state governments should work in partnership with the DNR to protect our natural resources while serving the interests of sportsmen and sportswomen, farmers, landowners, lake shore owners and businesses. Keeping our state healthy and our economy strong, vibrant and growing should be a shared mission of both the DNR and state and local governments.

Has there been some overreach on the part of the DNR? Probably. As I meet voters on the campaign trail, I hear stories about permits being denied for structures that have existed for years, nuisance tickets for snowmobile tags, and farmers no longer being allowed to farm plots they’ve farmed for decades. This is something we should work to fi x. On the other hand, the DNR has suffered an enormous loss of staff and resources. While it may be annoying to be ticketed for expired tags on your ATV, we can’t forget that the DNR is the agency that comes through with large grants to clean up your lake, or fences your berry farm when the deer become too much of a nuisance At a recent lake district meeting, there was an audible gasp from the audience when a member of the local government explained that there was no longer a Wildlife Biologist for Polk County. From what I hear, DNR personnel who remain are spread thinly. With regards to Chronic Wasting Disease, it’s been on the increase in our state. We can’t wish it away. I am not an expert in this area, but since it is increasing, I would advise that we listen to and implement the recommendations of wildlife biologists and others studying this disease. Same with mining. The DNR’s reports on the effects of various mining operations, or potential mining operations are based on evidence-based science. We can create jobs without poisoning our water or destroying unique wetlands. We don’t know if the cure for cancer might be found in that rare hardwoods wetland, and once we destroy it, it can’t be replicated. Water is a shared resource, and the rights of all stakeholders should be considered when permitting a high capacity well. Good environmental stewardship protects not only our health and the health of our children and grandchildren, but our property values, our tourism industry,

hunting and fishing opportunities, and the beauty and wild spaces that Wisconsin is known for.

Gae Magnafici Candidate for A ssembly District 28 If you were to ask every Wisconsinite if they are in favor of clean air and water, the overwhelming majority would probably say something along the line of: “Yes, of course I am!” As humans, we need clean air and water to survive. This is not a partisan issue - it is Magnafici a simple fact that we need clean air and water. There is not Republican clean air and Democrat clean air. I was born and raised in Northwestern Wisconsin and choose to live here for the rest of my days - our natural resources are one of the reasons why. There are few things that are more important to this part of the state than our lakes and streams. The homes that are built on them provide a tax base so that our roads are plowed and our schools are maintained. The businesses that are built around water recreation rely on them to keep their doors open. The tourism industry relies on them for the steady flow of visitors from downstate and from across the St. Croix River. We simply cannot survive without them. However, I believe that there needs to be a balance we can protect our beautiful natural resources while understanding that our economy in Northwestern Wisconsin relies heavily on people enjoying and using these resources. I am a staunch advocate for property rights and people having the ability to use their property as they wish, within the law. The DNR, I can assure you, does not under regulate property owners, especially riparian owners. As a Conservative, I believe in getting the government out of peoples’ lives. With the

right balance, property rights and modest regulation can be achieved. Further, this state was built on mining. Our state flag is adorned with a miner. The mascot, the Wisconsin Badger, is derived from Wisconsin’s long history of mining. Since becoming a state, the legislature has passed laws that regulate the practice of mining. The DNR should be regulating this industry, but not regulating it out of existence. Mining provides family supporting jobs for men and women across this state. Instead of vilifying this industry, the DNR and the State of Wisconsin should be propping it up and creating a climate to allow its growth with reasonable safeguards in place to protect air and water. As for game management, the DNR has been doing this for many years and should continue to do so. The economy of Northern Wisconsin also relies heavily on our rich hunting heritage. When deer herds are down and there is little game to hunt, businesses in this area struggle in the later part of the year. I look forward to working with the DNR to continue to manage the game in this state so that hunting remains a tradition for families to enjoy for generations to come. Looking forward, if the federal government listens to the calls from leaders in our state to delist the wolf from the Endangered Species List, Wisconsin and other states can once again manage our own wolf populations. Wolves have caused so much destruction in Northern Wisconsin and it is time for it to end. Families have had pets killed, farmers are losing livestock, and our deer herd is being killed off by wolves. Should the wolf be delisted, I will make it a priority to work with the DNR to reinstate Wisconsin’s wolf management plan - this is not the federal government’s job, it is ours.

Wisconsin researchers work to help whooping cranes HORICON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s ongoing experiment to create a self-sustaining flock of whooping cranes in the eastern United States has taken on a family of temporary tenants at the marsh in the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. The two chicks in the family were born in a private conservation facility in Florida before the family was transported to Wisconsin in a jet about four months ago, WUWM-FM reported. Scientists had paired a

male crane from the wild, nicknamed Grasshopper, with a female crane, nicknamed Hemlock, from captivity. “We have never tried it with whooping cranes from the wild before, which is something we thought might work, because we have whooping cranes in captivity that we paired based on their own behavior or needs for the breeding population in captivity,’’ said wildlife biologist Hillary Thompson. Thompson said it’s uncommon, but

OK to mix wildlife biology and captive rearing. “This project is back and forth between two worlds all the time and that’s not really something that a lot of people do in wildlife science, I think,’’ she said. Thompson works with the Baraboo-based International Crane Foundation, one of the organizations involved in the public-private Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership. Scientists in the area have been trying for

nearly 20 years to help the whooping crane, which is an endangered species because of widespread habitat loss sand over-hunting. More than 100 of the birds now migrate between Wisconsin and southeastern states. Many of the birds were brought to Wisconsin as chicks and raised by humans wearing crane costumes and flying ultralight aircraft.


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Amery football slipped to 2-2 on Sept. 7 with a 3814 road loss to Ellsworth. Attempting to make the passing game a bigger part of the offense, Warriors quarterback Brett Forrest completed 12 of 22 attempts for 123 yards and a touchdown, but also gave up two interceptions. The Warriors struggled on the ground, picking up just 86 rushing yards and no scores. Lance Waalen was the team’s top rusher with 11 carries for 64 yards. Waalen had a strong special teams day, returning four kicks for 148 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Forrest racked up a team high 14 tackles and one interception while Mike Smith finished with 10 tackles and Mikey Kerschinski, nine tackles. Ellsworth (1-3), which lost its previous three games to Cloverwood Conference leader Loyal (3-1), River Falls (3-1) and Division 4’s top-ranked St. Croix Central (4-0), passed for 68 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and rushed for 330 yards and five touchdowns. Amery 0 7 7 0 - 14 Ellsworth 6 20 6 6 - 38


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Coy, Eiynck notch hat tricks in win over Unity/SCF BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Senior Captain Galen Coy brings the ball past the Unity defenders.

The Amery boys’ soccer team traveled to Balsam Lake on Sept. 6 to take on Unity-St. Croix Falls and returned home with a 8-0 victory. Galen Coy and Dylan Eiynck each scored a hat trick, marking Coy’s fifth hat trick of the season. Coy opened the scoring one minute into the game off an assist from Eiynck, and the Warriors kept rolling with the momentum from there, building a 6-0 half time lead while firing off 18 shots. The final two goals of the game were scored in the first eight minutes of the second half. Andrew Prindle scored his lone goal last in the first half on an assist by Canyon Schwartz. Kenny Lepak added a header goal from a corner kick served in by Coy in the second half. “We tracked turnovers in the match, and senior captain Andy Otto played a

solid game at holding midfielder with zero turnovers,” said Amery Coach Flint Karis. “Andy does a great job of looking to pass to start our attack.” Defensively, the Warriors held Unity/ SCF to just two first half shots - both saved by goalkeeper Mason Helbig. “The back four, Noah Rademaker, Mason Bosley, Kenny Lepak and Dylan Thomsen have developed great constistency covering for each other,” Karis said. “We have had to move players around some in the back line to cover for injuries earlier this season, but we finally have some consistency in that part of the field.” Amery’s corner kicks outnumbered Unity/SCF’s 14-0. Note: Amery’s junior varsity team defeated Unity, 2-1, with goals being scored by Ridge Sigsworth and Logan Becker. JC Wentz and Justin Walter shared goalkeeper duties.

Warrior tennis team dominates at Osceola, 7-0 BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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improving and growing as players. The results we are seeing from their efforts are outstanding.” Drew Meyer won the No. 1 singles match against Ellie Doge, 6-3, 6-2. Hanna Zinn added

a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Amber Newman at No. 2 singles. Autumn Rivard make quick work of Christina Nygren in the No. 3 singles match, shutting her out, 6-0, 6-0. And Sophie Whitley dom-

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inated Makayla Quigly, 6-0, 6-1. In doubles play, Allison Oman and Olivia Braaten had little trouble with Paige Dvorak and Taylor Kisler, winning the No. 1 match, 6-1, 6-2. Grace Springett and Essie Whitehead contributed a 6-3, 6-1, No. 2 victory over Sophia Egge and Ashlyn Getschel. And Mikayla Peterson and Olivia Peterson gave up

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Amery Football 9-14 vs. Osceola

Amery Girls Golf 9-11 MBC @ Amery 9-14 MBC @ Hammond 9-17 MBC @ Ellsworth

Amery Soccer 9-13 vs. Baldwin-Woodville 9-17 @ Barron

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just one game to Jam Dannenmueller and Maddie Jensen in the No. 3 match, 6-1, 6-0. “The first half of the season has been fantastic,” Julson said. “We have a busy second half of the season ahead of us with some tough competition and will need to keep working hard and improving along the way.”

9-17 vs. Baldwin-Woodville

Amery Volleyball 9-11 @ Rice Lake 9-13 @ Baldwin-Woodville

Clayton Football 9-14 vs. Bruce

Clayton Volleyball 9-13 vs. Prairie Farm 9-18 @ Shell Lake

Clear Lake Cross Country 9-13 @ Chetek Invite

Clear Lake Football 9-15 @ Flambeau

Clear Lake Volleyball 9-11 @ Northwood 9-13 vs. Cameron 9-18 vs. Prairie Farm


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Team Scores Boys Elk Mound 60, Clear Lake 69, Amery 77, St. Croix Falls 105, Chequamegon 111, Cameron 132, Glenwood City 188, Birchwood 207, Bruce 221, Elmwood 276, Spooner 292

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Clear Lake’s boys’ cross country team placed second and Amery, third, at the 11-team Cameron Invitational on Sept. 6. Isaac Pearson led Clear Lake with a sixth-place time of 17:47.4 while Amery frontrunners Joshua Bohn (18:01.6) and Andrew Carlson (18:16.1) were right behind in seventh and eight places, respectively. Clear Lake claimed the No. 10 and 11 spots as Alex St. John finished in 18:36, and Colton Stahl stopped the clock at 18:48.7. Amery’s Henry Budke was on Stahl’s heels with a 12th-place time of 18:50.6. Adam Loenser gave Clear Lake another solid performance, taking 14th place with a time of 18:53.0 while Amery freshman Sam Kelling placed 21st (19:16.9). Rounding out the final scoring spots for each team were Clear Lake’s Alex Burbach (28th, 19:44.5) and Amery’s Grant Hoff (29th, 19:45.8). On the girls’ side, it was Amery claiming the No. 2

spot in the team standings with junior Lydia Monson leading the way with a second-place individual time of 20:45.6. Megan Osero claimed seventh place (21:37.3). Mary Johnson took 12th (21:57.1), Abby Braaten, 14th (22:16.2), Jaidyn McAlpine, 19th (22:39.4), Libby Braaten, 21st (22:49.8) and Ella Williamson, 23rd (23:02.4) in the 98-runner field. Clear Lake’s Natalie Kreier had a strong eighth-place individual performance finishing in a time of 1:01.4. Abby Keller placed 57th (25:44.2).



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Warriors run over Prescott, 34-14 BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Amery’s football team picked up a 34-14 victory over Prescott on Aug. 31 utilizing solid passing and dominant rushing efforts by Lance Waalen and Brett Forrest. The Warriors (2-1) built a 34-0 lead in the first three

quarters before allowing Prescott two fourth quarter touchdowns. Forrest completed 5 of 9 pass attempts for 11 yards and ran the ball 10 times for 65 yards and two touchdowns. Waalen averaged more than 11 yards per carry and finished with 145 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Forrest’s primary receiver was Dalton Johnson, who caught three passes for 44 yards. Johnson also ran the ball twice for 24 yards and returned a kick 27 yards. Mike Smith had a 32-yard reception. Prescott 0 0 0 14 - 14 Amery 7 14 13 0 - 34

Brett Forrest looks to evade tacklers against Prescott.

Warrior Soccer Takes Two at Rice Lake Triangular BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s soccer team played in two completely different types of games on Saturday at the Rice Lake Triangular, dominating Ashland, 10-0, and narrowly edging Rice Lake, 1-0. The Warriors dominated possession throughout the Ashland game, outshooting the Oredockers, 15-0, and holding a 5-0 corner kick advantage.. “Senior Captain Galen Coy was hitting every shot into the goal and scored seven goals in

the contest,” said Amery Coach Flint Karis. Dylan Eiynck, Noah Rademaker and Devan Nelson each scored one goal. Freshman JC Wentz made his varsity debut and was an impact player from the beginning with two assists. Dylan Thomsen, Irving Saavedra, Coy, Andy Otto and Andrew Prindle each had one assist.

War of Warriors Game two against battle-tested Big River Conference’s second-place Rice Lake Warriors was

a physical match with strong defensive play from both squads. “The game was fast paced from the start,” Karis said. “Our guys did a phenomenal job of pressuring the ball to force passes by Rice Lake that were just off target enough to disrupt (its) attack.” Amery’s winning goal came early in the 16th minute when left back Kenny Lepak played a through ball down the left flank to find Coy running onto the ball. Coy broke to the goal on a breakaway to beat the

keeper with a well-placed shot. “Amery led in shots, 7-3, but those three shots by Rice Lake required outstanding diving saves by goalkeeper Mason Helbig,” Karis said. “To hold a powerful Rice Lake team to just three shots required outstanding defense by the entire team. The back four was consistently turning back every Rice Lake attack.” Karis said the playof-the-game was made by junior outside back Dylan Thomsen when he headed away a dangerous shot going to an open space in the goal with just 30 seconds left in the contest to preserve the 1-0 victory. Rice Lake led in corner kicks 6-4. JOANN ERICKSON

Senior Captain Dylan Eiynck (#9) wins the ball in the air. Senior Bryce Gehrman (#22) keeps an eye on the action.

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Amery tennis controls Baldwin tourney BY BRETT HART CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amery’s tennis team put its stamina to the test on September 8 as it played in the four-team Baldwin Tournament and passed with flying colors, winning 16 of 18 total matches on the day. “It was an amazing day of tennis,” said Amery Coach Tanya Julson. “Every girl on the team won matches to help the team with an extremely successful day.” In comparison, Ashland won nine matches. Baldwin won seven matches but didn’t have players in two positions, and Ellsworth won two matches. At No. 1 singles, Drew Meyer lost her opening round match to Ashland’s 2017 state tournament qualifier Raylor Viskocie, 7-5, 6-2, but bounced back to shut out Ellworth’s Kacie Duvall, 6-0, 6-0 for third place. “Drew played a fantastic match (against Viskocie) using patience and a strong net game,” Julson said. Autumn Rivard also ran into tough competition in the first round, after moving up a position to fill in for an injured teammate, losing a nailbiter to Megan Franey of Baldwin-Woodville, 7-5, 6-4 before shutting out Ellsworth’s Lydia Cole, 6-0, 6-0.

“Autumn played well all day and made quick work of her second match against Ellsworth,” Julson said. At No. 3 singles, Sophie Whitley dominated both Ella Gardner (6-1, 6-0) of Ellsworth and Hannah Stitt (6-4, 6-0) of Baldwin-Woodville. “(Sophie) quickly figures out her opponents and strategizes ways to beat them.” “The Amery team has strong solid players deep into the lineup,” Coach Julson said, noting that her final three varsity singles players lost a total of just nine of 72 games played among them. Addie Tollakson played consistently, marching through her No. 4 singles matches with very few errors. Tollakson defeated Ashland’s Abby Koehler, 6-2, 6-2 and Ellsworth’s Bailey Ahlers, 6-0, 6-0. Hailey Clausen didn’t lose a game all day at No. 5 singles, defeating Bella Wabindato of Ashland and Ann Lundstrom of Ellsworth. ‘She is a very positive player with excellent groundstrokes,” Julson said. Allison Oman and Olivia Braaten cruised through the No, 1 doubles bracket, defeating Ellsworth’s Riley Schumaker and Mattie Beck, 6-2, 6-2 before topping Baldwin-Woodville’s Alanna Campbell and Jordan Drilling, 6-2, 6-1. “This team makes it look easy

and effortless with great shots from all areas of the court,” Julson said. Amerys’ No. 2 doubles team of of Essie Whitehead and Grace Springett “did a great job incorporating patience and ball placement to set up their winning points,” according to Julson. The duo defeated Maddie Clevette and Abby Davidson of Ashland, 6-2, 6-2, and then moved on to edge Baldwin-Woodville’s Libby Whirry and Jessica Jarvis, 6-3, 6-4. Mikayla Peterson and Olivia Peterson made quick work of their opponents at No. 3 doubles. “The twins are always having fun and working well together,” says Julson. Rounding out the Amery lineup was its No. 4 doubles team of Hannah Bottolfson and Ally DeLaCruze. “They are a young, competitive team with a lot of potential,” Julson said. ‘It is fun to watch them grow and improve.’ Bottolfson and DeLaCruze dominated their first match, 6-1, 6-0, against Claire Lawrence and Megan Hanson of Ellsworth and then proceeded to defeat Baldwin-Woodville’s Abby DeLong and Alyssa More, 6-0, 6-2 in the final. Olivia Braaten hitting a powerful serve

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Amery volleyball rallies to sweep Spooner



On Aug. 28, the Amery Warriors volleyball team dominated Spooner, 25-17, 25-9 in the first two sets, but had to rally for a 25-23 third set victory to complete the sweep. Getting off to a slow 2-5 start in the first set, the Warriors managed to take their first lead at 7-6 on a Mariah Waalen ace.The score remained close through 13-13, but Amery pulled away with seven consecutive points and never looked back. Spooner took a 2-0 lead in the second set, only to have Amery rattle off another seven unanswered points and cruise to the easy win. Set 3 was anything but easy, however, as the Rails again took the early lead, and the teams had already posted six ties by the time the score had reached 8-8. Spooner then came on strong to build a 16-13 advantage. The Warriors rallied back to tie the score twice more before the Rails went on a 5-point run for a 22-17 lead. And once again, Amery dug deep to outscore the Rails 8-3 in the final stages of the set for the win. “The team did a nice job playing each point in the third game when our serving had left us a hole to dig out of,” said Amery Coach Lisa Markee. Waalen tallied 12 kills and six aces in the contest while Abby Schmidt added eight aces. Madelyn Granica finished with seven kills and three blocks. Ella Schmidt notched six kills and one block. Drew Granica pitched in 11 assists and two aces. And Hannah VanSomeren amassed 20 assists and three aces.

Senior Abby Schmidt spikes the ball to the opposing side

The Amery volleyball team returned from its Labor Day break rejuvinated and ready for an exciting match with Barron on Sept. 4, in which the Warriors won 25-20, 15-25, 27-25, 25-22 to mark Amery’s first win over the Golden Bears in the last 10 years. The first game featured four lead changes until Amery took control for good at 13-12. The Warriors then built a 5-3 lead in game two, only to see Barron go on a six-point run and never give up the lead again. Game three was all Warriors until Barron knotted the score at 20-20, 22-22, and 25-25. But the Warriors never trailed in the fourth game, securing the rare victory over the Bears. Mariah Waalen led the team in kills with 11, followed by Madelyn Granica with nine. Abby Schmidt tallied seven kills and four aces, and Ella Schmidt had three kills and four aces. Hannah VanSomeren dished out 26 assists, followed by Drew Granica with 10 assists and three kills. “The team did a great job coming into the game mentally excited for the challenge to play Barron and hung on to that attitude even after losing the second set,” said Amery Coach Lisa Markee. “They came out strong and played with a lot of energy the whole night.”


Amery’s volleyball team put together a strong showing on Aug. 27 when it swept Glenwood City in three sets. The teams went toe-to-toe in the first set, which featured eight ties, before Amery emerged with a 25-19 win.

The second set displayed three ties, but Amery finished with a five-point run for a 25-15 victory. Taking advantage of a fast start to Set 3, the Warriors built a 10-0 lead and kept that margin until 2111 - at which point Glenwood City put together an 8-3 rally before Amery closed the match with a 25-19 victory. Abby Schmidt finished with

five aces and four kills. Madelyn Granica tallied nine kills. Mariah Waalen amassed three aces and four kills, and Ella Schmidt racked up four aces, two kills and three blocks. Contributing 14 assists and three kills was Drew Granica while Hannah VanSomeren notched 10 assists and two kills.




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Amery FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show and 4th Annual FFA Tractor Show Sunday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Amery Middle School AMERY, WIS.

Also featuring farm toy displays, die-cast cars, vintage farm items and a full-size tractor show! Vendors and exhibitors welcome.

BACK in 2018: Farm scene display contest with prizes


2 swivel/rocker recliners; Antiques; books; household items; 2 coffee makers; Waterford punch bowl with cups; pictures and frames; Christmas decorations; jewelry; ice skates; books; vases; toaster; 35mm film camera; tri-pod; women’s clothes 14-20; men’s clothes medium; vintage lamp; bean bag chairs; essential oils; NEW Tom Tom GPS; NEW Megellan GPS; iPod shuffle; 3 storm windows (32x67); gas grill; home stereo; kerosene heater; electric heater; girl clothes NB-2T; boy clothes 2T-4T; bouncer; pack n play; toys&games; stroller; humidifier.

200 Donatelle Street, Amery (Watch for Neon Pink Signs)

Dragonfly Gardens

Divine Liturgy: 9:30a.m. Serving: 11:30a.m.-2p.m. Adults $12 • Children(5-16)$6 Age 4 and under FREE

1 mile S. of Amery on Hwy. 46

Cabbage rolls • ham • mashed potatoes and gravy • vegetables cheese • homemade pies coffee and milk Bake and craft sale produce raffle • children’s games face painting


Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 523 1st Street, Clayton 715-948-2203

2 person teams $20/Team Includes 2 drink tickets (must be 21 years old to enter) Prizes awarded to the top 3 teams

Thurs., Sept. 13 - Sat., Sept. 15 • 8 am - 4 pm

SUN., SEPT. 16

Questions? Dave Clausen 715-268-7454 •

Bean Bag Tournament

Garage Sale

September Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


GARAGE SALE! Starting Thursday, Sept. 13 50% Off Lowest Price

Apple River Quilt Guild

Friday, Sept. 14

(excludes natives and 2” pots)

Registration 6:30 p.m. Tournament starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Registration 1:30 p.m. Tournament starts at 2 p.m. $5 discount if you played in Friday’s tournament

For questions or additional info text April Ziemer @ 651-235-0515 or email

Quilt Show

Amery Fall Festival Hours: Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15 & 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Sept. 15, 2018


715-268-8922 • 117 E. Birch St., Amery

9 am-5 pm

Pie-Baking Contest and Social Friday, Sept. 14 6 p.m.

at Soo Line Park under the pavilion in Amery Adult Division (Ages 19 & Over) • 1st: $100 Amery Script Junior Division (Ages 13 - 18) • 1st: $75 Amery Script Youth Division (Ages 12 & Under) • 1st: $50 Amery Script

JUDGING CRITERIA: Overall Appearance, Crust, Flavor, Texture 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Pie must be 9 inches in diameter. Bring a 3x5 card with recipe, your name and address. No pre-made/frozen pies will be allowed. Only Fruit Pies must contain 60% fruit. Pie must be turned in at the Soo Line Trailhead Pavilion between 5:00-5:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Please be aware that the pies become the property of Fall Festival. Please use a non-returnable baking dish. One entry per person. Pie Contest open to all. Registration forms and entry fees will be collected at the Soo Line Trailhead Pavilion beginning at 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2018 - just prior to the contest. Each entrant must have a Fall Festival Button to participate in the event.

For More Information contact Colleen Adams 715-268-7537 or 715-209-2142. Registration forms are available online at and from: Dick’s Fresh Market, Amery Free Press and City of Amery

Pie Eating Contest with Amery Celebrities follows the Pie Judging Hosted by Amery Woman’s Club

10 am-3 pm

Open 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

St. Joseph Catholic Church

•Roast Beef & Cheddar •Hot Ham ‘N Cheese •Grilled Chicken

Raffle Quilts Vendors Guild Challenge Small Quilt Sale Demonstrations


LUNCH ON SATURDAY Follow us on Facebook at Apple River Quilt Guild Fall Festival Show

HARVEST DINNER Sunday, Sept. 23 Noon - 1:30 pm Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Squash, Salad, Dinner Rolls, Pies and Beverage

Free Will Offering Public Invited IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 375 65th Avenue Clayton, WI Proceeds will be divided between St. Jude’s Foundation and church repair. (Thrivent Action Team Event)

DJ Music

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 Open Pre-Parade 8 a.m. Music at 9 p.m. DJ Music GRILL OPEN ALL WEEKEND - FULL MENU Stop in for your favorite football games Bucket & Wing Special!!!

TAC TWO Established 1995

SPORTS BAR & GRILL Downtown Amery, WI 715-268-8222


Saturday, Sept. 15 9 am - 5 pm Vintage items plus many misc. 126 Eisenhower Ave. Clayton, WI

(2 sales in the neighborhood)

The Growth Spurt Garage Sale


FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 9 P.M.

Saturday, Sept. 22 9 am - 4:30 pm

271 Winchester St. Amery, Wisconsin

Welcome Trail Riders!

Amery Fall Festival Weekend


Name brand girls clothing infant to toddler size 6, many pairs of gently used shoes and toys! Lots of misses clothing and womens all sizes, mens clothing, maternity, scrubs XS, lots of nice household items, bedding, decor, Halloween decor, very clean and organized sale.


1050 Keller Ave. N, Amery

752 107th Street Amery, Wisconsin

Wed., Sept. 12 • 3-6 Thurs., Sept. 13 • 9-6 Fri., Sept. 14 • 9-6

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15

Admission $5.00 Under 16 Free

Items added daily.

Huge Multi-Family Garage Sale



Sept. 16, 2018


Amery Fall Festival 9th Annual


Color My World with Quilts

Thursday & Friday, Sept. 13-14 & 20-21 8 am - 6 pm


Trees and Shrubs 40% off 28th Annual

HUGE Annual Garage Sale!!

Clear Lake Hotel/Athletic Center 200 Digital Drive • Clear Lake Spots Available: 715-607-1962 Raffle for food shelf Concessions

Perennials 40% Off

Under the Big Tent in Soo Line Park

Thrift/ Garage SALES

Thurs., Sept. 13 • 3-7 Fri., Sept. 14 • 12-6 Tons of name brand boys and girls clothes size newborn to 14/16. We are online consignment store that is currently looking for new consignors. If you are interested, please come and check us out.

1211 95th Ave Amery, Wisconsin (Follow signs off Hwy 46 on to Cty Rd C)

We send and receive Faxes at the Amery Free Press


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AREA BOWLING SCORES Club 53 Bar & Lanes, Amery MONDAY NIGHT MEN Division 1 Tac Two ...................................................15 Gary’s Electric.........................................5 Division 2 Shoreview ..............................................17 Dick’s Fresh Market ..............................3 High games: Bruce Hammer 213213, Gary Nottam 213, Rod Gehrman 206, Carl Wulf 212. High series: Bruce Hammer 576, Gary Nottam 559. TUESDAY NIGHT MEN Division 1 Noah Insurance.................................... 16 Club 53 ......................................................4 Division 2 Chet Johnson Drug ............................. 10 Northwest Communications .......... 10 High games: Jake Despres 204, Andy Peterson 214-221, Wade Prindle 213-258-216, Christ Sobotka 200, Will Schaffer 208-207, Chad Elmer 205, Scott Jensen 243, Randy Olson 237. High series: Andy Peterson 602, Wade Prindle 687, Scott Jensen 592, Randy Olson 561. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN Division 1 Preferred Lawn......................................11 Club 53 .................................................... 10 Division 2 Amery Fire Dept. ................................. 10 Lamperts .................................................9 High games: Lee Jones 243, Denis Carteron 205, Chris Sobotka 205-214, Jerod Wollan 213-230, Jim Swanson 212. High series: Lee Jones 603, Denis Carteron 557, Chris Sobotka 587, Jerod Wollan 604. THURSDAY-FRIDAY NIGHT WOMEN Division 1 Better Self Wellness ...........................12 Amery Fire Dept. ...................................8 Northwest Communications ............5 Division 2 Club 53 .....................................................15 Chet Johnson Drug ..............................12 Bremer Bank...........................................8 High games: Andrea Karpenski 172, Linda Mullendore 165-152, Bette Elmer 164, Patty Talbot 156, Bev Gorres 156. High series: Linda Mullendore 461, Bette Elmer 433, Sherry Martin 428.

Spare Time Bowling, Turtle Lake M0NDAY NIGHT LADIES Week 3 of 28 Clear Lake Auto ...................................25 Becker’s Trucking ................................ 18 Bowlin Buddies.................................... 14 No Wick’s Moravitz ...............................11 Countyline Dairy....................................11 Austad’s Super Valu.............................11 SpareTime Bowl ....................................9 Little Debbies .........................................9 High games: Connie Graber 206, Shannon Bents 202, Heidi Van Heuklom 185-181, Lori Larson 175-194-180, Beth Knops 176, Judy Ullom 182, Mitzi Hawkins 181-198, Geri Christensen 180. High series: Lori Larson 549, Mitzi Hawkins 545, Heidi VanHeuklom 517, Connie Graber 500.

AMERY WOMEN’S GOLF End of Year Tournament Results Ladies Day League Champion - Sheryl Forshier - Score 88 Flight 1 Low Gross 1) Sheryl Forshier 2) Kaite Rinehart 3) Tracy Anderson Low Net 1) Tie - Sue Olson & Katie Rinehart 3) Sheryl Forshier Low Putts Sheryl Forshier Flight 2 Low Gross 1) Shirley Schmidt 2) Karen Smith 3) Sue Henningsgard Low Net 1) Shirley Schmidt 2) Karen Smith 3) Sue Henningsgard Low Putts Karen Smith Sue Henningsgard Flight 3 Low Gross 1) Denise Hoelscher 2) Vicky Dorso 3) Judy Park

Low Net 1) Denise Hoelscher 2) Judy Park Low Putts Judy Park Regular Season August Results August 1 Partial Rain Out Sheryl Forshier Sue Olson Shirley Schmidt All finished with a score of 2 points Chip Ins Jan Reichart Janet Burke (2) Judy Park Nylla Hanson August 8 1) Nylla Hanson 2) Daryl Beadle Vi Nelson Gloria Lansin 3) Janet Burke Shirley Schmidt Vicky Dorso Jody Waterman Chip Ins Vicky Dorso Denise Hoelscher

Friendship Sunday Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service led by “Higher Vision Quartet” followed by a delicious brunch (Indoors if inclement weather)

Enjoy the Word with friends, fellowship & fun!

Redeemer Lutheran Church 600 S. Keller Ave., Amery 715-268-7283 Pastor Tom Hahn Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.


5th Annual

Trick-Or-Trot 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 North Park, Amery

8:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run in the park (for ages 10 & under) 9:00 a.m 5K Run/Walk (timed with awards for top finishers) 10 a.m. Awards and Presentation Registration/Shirt pick up at North Park Fri. Oct. 19 6-8 pm and Sat. Oct. 20, 8-8:45 a.m. Cost: $20 - 5K Run or Walk; $10 Kids Fun Run

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! Prizes awarded for best costumes!

Register by Sept. 29 to receive a long sleeve race shirt! All proceeds will be given to the Amery Schools Backpack Program and Amery Area Food Pantry More information and registration forms available at




REGULAR AMERY CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS August 1st, 2018 The Amery City Council met for a regular meeting on August 1, 2018 at City Hall. Mayor Paul Isakson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Present: Isakson, Kristen Vicker, Rick Van Blaricom, Julie Riemenschneider, Tim Strohbusch, Sarah Flanum Excused: Rick Davis Staff present: Kim Moore, Frances Duncanson, Barb Goeckner, Bones McCarty, Joe Vierkandt, Amy Stormberg Others present: April Ziemer, Sharon Paulson, Gloria Lansin, Brent Watt, Thaddeus Nielson, and Amy Bellomo from Kwik Trip. Clerk Duncanson conducted roll call. Mayor Isakson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Riemenschneider to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2018 and July 25, 2018 Council Meetings. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Officers Reports: City Administrator Moore-Is working on a new zoning map with SEH. Beth Cunningham from DOT has contacted Moore regarding holding a public meeting on the US HWY 46 (Keller Ave.) road diet and meeting with the City Council. Union contract negotiations are being scheduled. Asst. Police Chief Vierkandt-Commented on National Night Out coming up on August 7th at Michael Park. DPW Director McCarty-The Dept. is busy with landfill improvements. The Granum boat landing project is underway. The excavating going on at the corner of Harriman and Baker is a soil remediation project on railroad property. The street paving work will hopefully be done in by the end of August. Fire Chief Koehler-Mayor Isakson presented the Dept. report as Koehler was attending out of town training and excused from the meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Duncanson-Thanked the other staff for filling in while she was on medical leave.

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Duncanson reported that equalized values and net new construction would be coming out soon from the Dept. of Revenue. Duncanson will be serving on the judging panel for the WEA Trust/League Spark Plus grant awards. Management Analyst Goeckner-Has been busy with meetings and absentee voting with the Clerk out. Library Director Stormberg-Reported circulation is up over last year at this time and Summer Reading programs are wrapping up. They are interviewing for the Youth Services position.

Joint Review Board Isakson-The Board met and reviewed annual TID reports for each district with consultant Dave Rasmussen of MSA. Public Safety Vicker- Met with the Town officials regarding the Fire Dept. allocation of expenses. ATV routes were discussed along with new signage

Committee Reports: Finance Vicker- The Committee met and addressed a new zoning map and phone system budget amendment. Also discussed was a property swap with Ron Anderson and the need for a developer’s agreement. Other issues addressed were a health insurance request from Goeckner, PTO payout at employee separation, and union contract negotiations.

A Regular Board Meeting of the Amery Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Amery Intermediate School, located at 543 Minneapolis Avenue in Amery, Wisconsin. Business under review will include: I. Call to Order (Meeting will start

Amery Board of Education September 17, 2018

A Budget Hearing of the Amery Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Amery Intermediate School, located at 543 Minneapolis Avenue in Amery, Wisconsin. Business under review will include: I. Call to Order II. 2018-19 Budget Hearing III. Adjournment

The Annual Meeting of the Amery Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2018, at 6:40 PM in the Board Room at the Amery Intermediate School, located at 543 Minneapolis Avenue in Amery, Wisconsin. Business under review will include: I. Call to Order II. Appointment of Chairperson for Annual Meeting III. Appointment of Teller(s) IV. Consent Agenda Items A. Approval of Minutes B. Treasurer’s Report and Fund 73 Report C. 2017-18 Income and Expenditures V. Resolutions A. School Board Salaries B. Approval of Proposed 2018-19 Budget/ Tax Levy C. Short Term Loan Authorization D. Policy on the Disposal of Unwanted Equipment and Supplies E. Lease School Property F. Accidental Insurance for Students G. Transportation of Public or Private School Students H. Annual Meeting Date - September 16, 2019 VI. Other Business Legally Considered at the Annual Meeting VII. Adjournment

DALE JOHNSON Clerk, Amery Board of Education

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.

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.

Amery Board of Education September 17, 2018



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immediately following the completion of the Annual Meeting or at 7:30 pm) II. Consent Agenda Items A. Agenda B. Minutes C. Financial/Budget Reports D. Board Vouchers III. Community Comments IV. Administrative/Committee/Department Reports A. Administrator Reports V. Informational Items VI. Action Items A. Montessori Program Expansion Cheryl Meyer VII. Closed Session A. Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data, of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. In order to take Personnel Action pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1)(c). VIII. Open Session A. The Board may take action on personnel items that were discussed in closed session. IX. 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: at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting. WNAXLP


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Notice of Budget Hearing Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the School District of Amery that the budget hearing will be held at the Amery Intermediate School, on the 17th day of September, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. o’clock. The summary of the budget is printed below. Detailed copies of the budget are available for inspection in the District’s office. Dated this 1st day of September, 2018. Dale Johnson, District Clerk

Notice for Annual District Meeting Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Amery, that the annual meeting of said district for the transaction of business, will be held in the Board Room at Amery Intermediate School, on the 17th day of September, 2018, at 6:40 p.m. o’clock.

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The Town Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting of the Town of Lincoln will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall -- 661 85th Street MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Verification of Meeting Posting 3. Approval of Agenda 4. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting 5. Public Comment 6. Review/Approve Raised Plat of Subdivision for Ryan 8. Reports: Treasurer, Clerk, Road Work Issues, Plan Commission 9. Presentation and Approval of Bills 10. New Business 11. Unfinished Business 12. Adjourn. *Action may be taken on any agenda item* Stephanie Marciniak, Clerk 715-268-4747 Published September 11, 2018 - Amery Free Press







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Call to Order Roll Call Verification of Meeting Posting Approval of minutes of August 9th, regular meeting minutes and August 16th, special town board meeting minutes. Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report Approval to Pay Bills Business â&#x20AC;˘ Approve Class B Beer & Class C Wine license for Lake Magnor Restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Candice Moen â&#x20AC;˘ Approve Operators Licenses for Lake Magnor Restaurant â&#x20AC;˘ Approve Operator License for Rebecca Mumm â&#x20AC;˘ Department Reports 1. Roadman Report-Summer Roadwork updates/Fall Road Tour 2. Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report 3. Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report Public Comment- (MAX 3 min. per person) Closed Session per Wis. Statute 19.85 (1) (c) Personnel Issues??? Date & Time of Next Meeting: Regular Board Meeting â&#x20AC;˘ October 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. - Voucher Approval at 6:45 p.m. Adjournment


*This meeting notice can also be found on the Town website- WNAXLP

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and speed limits. Public Works Riemenschneider-The Committee held a long discussion regarding the wheel chair swing in North Park and the project will proceed. The harvester equipment at the utility plant was discussed and needs to be re-bid. Parks Van Blaricom-The Committee met with Dick and Carolyn Archer regarding being campground hosts and the Committee recommended to the Council to approve the proposal from April 15-October 31 each year. New Business Motion by Vicker and seconded by Van Blaricom to approve a budget amendment of $3,700 from the Goose Control line item to the Maps and General Operating Supplies line items for updates to the City Zoning Map and City Hall Telephones. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Riemenschneider and seconded by Strohbusch to award the bid of $54,624.15 for the LRIP Minneapolis Avenue project to Asphalt Associates. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Strohbusch to approve the Parks Committee recommendation to have Dick and Carolyn Archer serve as Campground Host at North Park from April 15th to October 31st. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Vicker to approve the proposed Park Reservation Cancellation Policy.

Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Riemenschneider to approve Second Hand Dealer Applications for Ruby Mae’s Treasures and Bell Flower Vintique. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Riemenschneider to approve a class A beer and liquor license for Kwik Trip at 855 Keller Avenue South. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Riemenschneider to approve Operator License Applications as listed. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Flanum to approve a 30 day waiting period for employee health insurance benefits. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. The policy for PTO payout at employee separation was tabled. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Van Blaricom to go in to closed session proceedings under WI 19.85 (1) (c) to consider employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. It was announced by Administrator Moore there was not a need to go in to closed session proceedings and Strohbusch and Van Blaricom rescinded the motion before a vote was taken. Motion by Van Blaricom and seconded by Strohbusch to adjourn at 5:44 p.m. Ayes-6 Nays-0 Motion carried. Frances Duncanson, MMC-CMTW, WCPC City Clerk-Treasurer WNAXLP

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING PROCEEDINGS August 31st, 2018 The Amery City Council met for a Special Meeting on August 31st, 2018 at City Hall. Mayor Paul Isakson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Present: Isakson, Rick Davis, Sarah Flanum, Julie Riemenschneider, Tim Strohbusch, Kristen Vicker, Rick Van Blaricom Excused: Julie Riemenschneider Staff present: Kim Moore, Frances Duncanson Others present: April Ziemer of the Amery Free Press. Clerk Duncanson conducted roll call. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Van Blaricom to go in to closed session proceedings at 5:01 p.m. under WI §19.85 (1) (c) to consider employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Roll Call Vote: Ayes-Flanum, Davis, Vicker, Van Blaricom, Strohbusch Ayes-0 Motion carried. Motion by Strohbusch and seconded by Davis to come out of closed session proceedings at 5:11 p.m. Roll Call Vote: Ayes-Flanum, Davis, Vicker, Van Blaricom, Strohbusch Ayes-0 Motion carried. Motion by Davis and seconded by Strohbusch to adjourn at 5:12 p.m. Ayes-5 Nays-0 Motion carried. Frances Duncanson, City Clerk-Treasurer WNAXLP


Wisconsin collector sells angel figurines as museum closes BY ANNA MARIE LUX THE JANESVILLE GAZETTE

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — The pain on 87-year-old Joyce Berg’s face is visible when she talks about losing most of her angel family. “I have to part with them,’’ she laments, letting out a sigh and glancing at dozens of haloed and winged figurines in a display case. The figurines include some of the dearest in her angel collection, which numbers at least 14,000. “I don’t like breaking them up,’’ Berg said. “I have placed these angels in these cases with such love, and now they are to be separated? If only someone would buy them all together.’’ Most of Berg’s collection is at Beloit’s Angel Museum, which will close Sept. 29 because of “insufficient funds, insufficient membership, insufficient corporate and private sponsorship and insufficient volunteers,’’ she said. She did not say how or when, but her personal angels and others at the museum will be sold, the Janesville Gazette reported. The closure and sale end a 20-year run for the heavenly museum in a historic church. Since Berg and her late husband, Lowell, opened the museum in 1998,

more than 185,000 visitors worldwide have wandered among the displays. “The angels have had an impact on them,’’ Berg said. “Some come in and say they can see angels, not the ones in cases. But I don’t get into the religious aspect of it. I’m a collector, not an authority on angels.’’ She greets visitors in a long white robe with shiny trim and buttons. White wings attach to the back of her robe, and a simple halo wraps around her neatly cropped white hair. Wearing the outfit helps Berg talk about the storied angels. “I tell people I hope they leave with smiles on their faces,’’ Berg said. “Just look at those little faces on the angels. They are so sweet you can’t help but smile.’’ In addition to the Berg angel collection, the museum houses Oprah Winfrey’s black angel collection, angels that have been donated by collectors and memorial angels given in memory of loved ones. But it is Berg’s collection that has worldwide notoriety. She and Lowell began collecting by accident in 1976. They were on vacation in Florida and pulled into an antique shop, where they bought two angelic figurines. The activity of looking for and buying

angels took a divine hold on them. “If my husband had not been interested, it would not have happened,’’ Berg said. “But it became our passion. It was something we did together.’’ The Berg collection has received much notoriety over the years, including a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 for world’s biggest angel and cherub figurines collection. At the time, it had 13,165 angels. Their collection has received a lot of national press, including stories in Life, Smithsonian, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Newsweek and People magazines. Berg did not estimate how much the collection is worth. But she said she and her husband bought most of the angels secondhand at flea markets, estate sales and antique stores. Before the Bergs started the not-forprofit museum, they invited people into their Beloit home to see the inspired collection. “We had almost 10,000 in the house,’’ Berg said. “It was tastefully done. We took out a couple of windows and put in shelves. We took out a door and replaced it with shelves.’’ When the number of homebound angels became too large, the Bergs looked for a place to display them. One day while driving past a former Catholic church on Pleasant Street, Berg had a

light-bulb moment. She got together with parishioners trying to save the 1914 building. Eventually, the museum’s franchise, St. Paul on the Riverfront, rented the church from the city for $1 a year. Now, the city is reviewing options for the property. “We have been approached by a number of parties who have expressed an interest,’’ Beloit City Manager Lori Curtis Luther said in a written statement. Until a final decision is made about the building’s future, the city will care for the property. A small part of Berg wishes a miracle could save the museum and keep the figurines together. A bigger part realizes it is time. Berg has spent many hours greeting visitors and caring for the museum. Now she wants to focus on her home and family. “Our world is different than when we started collecting,’’ Berg said. “Today in our electronic world, young people don’t collect like my age group once did.’’ She accepts the inevitable. “It was meant to be,’’ Berg said. “I still have part of my angel family at home, and I will miss the others. But I know I have to let go.’’

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Police: Starved teen’s brother wrote letter begging for help BY TODD RICHMOND ASSOCIATED PRESS

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The younger brother of a 15-year-old boy who starved to death while their family prayed and fasted for weeks wrote a letter that investigators found inside the locked southern Wisconsin apartment pleading with lawyers to save him. The emaciated 11-year-old boy was clutching a Bible and an envelope containing pamphlets about death on Monday when officers found him, his mother and his brother’s body in the family’s Reedsburg apartment, which had no power and was padlocked from the inside, authorities say. Investigators also found the younger boy’s handwritten letter, which was addressed to “Lawyers of Sauk County.’’ “The hunger is too much,’’ the boy wrote. “Please help me now so I may eat. I can’t continue in such a life with no food. If I don’t get food now I’ll probably die of hunger.’’ The parents, Kehinde and Titilayo Omosebi, were

charged Tuesday with child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm. The charge involving death carries a maximum prison term of 25 years. According to the criminal complaint, Kehinde Omosebi walked to the Reedsburg police station Monday to report that his 15-year-old son had died in their apartment during the fast. Officers found the apartment’s doors padlocked from the inside and the power turned off. The family had no food in the home and the only furniture was a bed and four metal folding chairs arranged in a square. In one of the chairs was the 15-year-old boy’s body. Officers wrote that the boy was so emaciated they could see his backbone and ribs under his skin. According to the police, the father said the boy died on Friday and that the family prayed for two days, in accordance with their religious beliefs, before he walked to the police station to report it. Police Chief Timothy Becker said Kehinde Omosebi told investigators that he is a minister with Cornerstone

Reformation Ministries, but they don’t believe him because they haven’t been able to find any record of such a ministry. He said the couple is originally from Nigeria. Kehinde Omosebi told police the last time the family had eaten was July 17, according to the complaint. He said the family had fasted before but never for so long. Titilayo Omosebi said the family previously had lived in Missouri and Iowa, and they had planned to fast until they earned God’s blessing to leave Reedsburg. Kehinde Omosebi said God had told him to move to Atlanta, police contend. Leonie Dolch, a public defender who represented Kehinde Omosebi during his initial court appearance Monday, told the court that Omosebi had worked at a local iron foundry, Grede Foundries, but had been unemployed since February. The company didn’t immediately reply to a voicemail left Wednesday. Reedsburg, a city of about 9,000 people, is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Madison.

GOP Senate leader: Wisconsin juvenile prison a ‘mess’ done more to fix the problems earlier. Walker’s response to allegations of inmate abuse at the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison in Irma is an issue in his re-election bid this year against Democrat Tony Evers, the state schools chief. Democrats have long faulted Walker for not

doing enough to fix problems “Obviously Lincoln Hills at the prison, which has been has been a mess,’’ Fitzgerald under criminal investigation said. “It’s been a mess for some MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The for more than three years. time.’’ Republican leader of the WisWalker and Republicans are Fitzgerald said he hoped that consin Senate said Wednesday trying to focus on Evers’ decithe Department of Corrections, that the state’s juvenile prison sion not to revoke the license of which is a part of Walker’s adhas “been a mess for some a teacher who was fired after ministration, could have taken time’’ and that Gov. Scott Walkviewing pornographic images care of issues there earlier. er’s administration should have on his work computer. Evers “I’m not necessarily shocked, argued that he didn’t but very disappointed, that have power under the more action wasn’t taken law to do it. directly by DOC at the time,’’ Senate Majority he said. Leader Scott FitzgerWalker’s spokeswoman and a Polk County oīers careers that MaƩer ald, during a conferspokesman for the Corrections ence call Wednesday Department did not immediWe cannot funcƟon without great employees—talented, caring professionals focused on Evers, was ately reply to messages seeking asked about whethcomment. Zoning Specialist Department of Land InformaƟon er Walker had done The Lincoln Hills juvenile Full-Ɵme StarƟng: $ 42,224 enough to address prison in Irma has been under Administers land use ordinances and sanitary sewer codes in Polk County issues at Lincoln Hills. federal investigation since Deincluding: issuing and inspecƟng zoning and erosion control land use permits, monitoring compliance, invesƟgaƟng violaƟons; also assists with enforcing sanitary system ordinances. Requires a Bachelors in land use or related Įeld, is seeking qualified applicants or Associates in related Įeld with two years experience; an equivalent for the following positions: combinaƟon of educaƟon & experience may be considered. BY SCOTT BAUER ASSOCIATED PRESS

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cember 2015, about a year after a state probe began. A Racine County judge sent Walker a letter in 2012 outlining his concerns with how prison staff responded after an inmate was sexually assaulted by his roommate and knocked out. But Walker has said he never saw the letter, which aides said was received but never given to the governor. Earlier this year, Wisconsin prison officials reached a legal settlement to end a federal lawsuit that enacts widespread changes in disciplinary tactics at the prison. In March, the state reached an $18.9 million settlement with one former juvenile inmate who suffered brain damage after she tried to hang herself in her cell. Shortly after that settlement was reached, Walker signed a bill unanimously passed by the Legislature to close the Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 and replace it with smaller, regional prisons.

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Health & Well-Being Educator St. Croix County Deadline to apply: 9/28/18 Complete details including qualifications and how to apply can be found at: The University of Wisconsin – Extension is looking for a professional educator who is passionate about helping others. This person will serve the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.


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Button design winner

Fall Festival Poster winners Winners of the Fall Festival Poster Drawing contest are pictured with Intermediate School Art Teacher Kevin Olson. They are: Kallie Anderson (left) and Sammi Fulton (right). Also pictured is Patti Johnson, 2018 Fall Festival Co-Chair.

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Kate Isakson designed the 2018 Fall Festival Button. She is pictured with Georgeann Janisch, the 2018 Button Director. Isakson’s button will be put on display in the festival button case in city hall.


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ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — About 1,300 dogs and roosters have been seized from a property in western Wisconsin after authorities say they uncovered evidence they were used in organized fighting. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the animals were living in deplorable conditions. They say the dogs were tied to heavy chains and had injuries and scars associated with fights. The roosters also showed evidence of fighting. Authorities say paraphernalia used in dog and cockfighting was found on the property in the Town of Gilman. The sheriff’s office says the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has taken the dogs and roosters to shelters until the court system can determine custody. Authorities went to the property last week to make an arrest on a felony methamphetamine charge last week and discovered the dogs and roosters.

Truck driver dies in train collision

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — The driver of a truck carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service has died in a collision with a freight train in Eau Claire. Police say the crash happened just before

6 a.m. Wednesday at a railroad crossing on Eau Claire’s north side. A spokesman for Union Pacific tells the Leader-Telegram the truck driver was killed after colliding with the lead locomotive.

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Bailey Johnson

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Chloe Olson

Daughter of Kandi Olson Sponsored by WESTconsin Credit Union Chloe is involved band, choir, dance, softball, French Club, and is a hockey manager. She enjoys kayaking and fishing.

Hailey Clausen

Daughter of Dave & Heidi Clausen Sponsored by Farm Table Hailey is involved in FFA, 4-H, Kinship, STARS, band, solo and ensemble, tennis, track, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, church youth group and community orchestra. She enjoys scrapbooking, reading and anything outdoors.

Brandi Swager

Claire Flanum

Jasmine Quarberg

Daughter of Danny & Missy Quarberg Sponsored by Village Pizzeria Jasmine enjoys drawing and cardmaking.


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Chloe Keller

Daughter of Tiffany Swager Sponsored by ReMax Brandi is involved in Volleyball, band, choir and enjoys lunch.

Daughter of Ed & Sarah Flanum Sponsored by Chet Johnson Drug Claire is involved in golf, playing the flute, FBLA and Spanish Club. She is the boys basketball manager and works in customer service at Elle’s Ice Cream and Johnson Drug.

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Daughter of Pat & Bonnie Keller Sponsored by Amery Family Restaurant Chloe is involved in FFA, FCCLA, soccer, color guard, and Kinship. She enjoys photography, art and baking.

Emma Wolf

Daughter of Carl & Crystal Wolf Sponsored by Amery Chiropractic Emma is involved in STARS, choir, volleyball and track. She enjoys family days, being active, hanging out with her friends, shopping, cooking/baking, and girl’s day with her mom.

Laura Kastanek

Daughter of John & Jana Kastanek Sponsored by Northwest Communications Laura is invoved in ballet, band, choir, Spanish Club, Kinship, National Honor Society, STARS, student council, FCA, WILS and girl scouts. She works at the Clubhouse and enjoys baking.

Mackenzie Mike

Daughter of Bob Mike & Shar Lopez Sponsored by Lampert Lumber Mackenzie is involved in FCA, hockey, softball, Voice of Democracy and Spanish Club. She enjoys writing, baking, skating and is currently taking CNA classes.

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Monday, Sept. 10 Pajama Day

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Amery High School 2:15 Sing School Song Wednesday EVENING 2:20 Dismissal of younger buildings (Lien & A homecoming carnival! We’ll be playing Intermediate) Powder Puff and Mighty Mighty (a game 2:30 Sports Teams Talk invented by our own Camp WAPO!) under the 3:00 Dismissal back to school lights at the football field. There will also be carnival games, Warrior Paint, and some other Friday NIGHT crazy events: Homecoming Dance - Crowning at 10 p.m. Mighty Mighty @ 7:15 Warrior Pride Competition: Relay Challenges @ 8:00 (ish) This year, the Student Council opted to Powder Puff @ 8:15 (ish) impact their Community by issuing a Warrior Bonfire @ 9 p.m Pride Competition during Homecoming. Friday DAY A District Wide homecoming Parade & Pep Fest. The parade route will start at the High School Parking lot and run down Warrior Way. It will them move into the Football Field, where we will have pep band music, see the half time show, learn some cheers, play some silly games (including a pie eating competition between schools!!) and sing the school song. The approx timeline is as follows: 1:15 Parade Starts — led by Cross Country Team, carrying the game ball from Osceola 1:45 Band performs half time show 2:00 District Wide cheer competition 2:05 2 Games — Creme the Cheiftains pie eating competition and “Wrap up a Warrior” Royalty Competition

Students will be able to purchase Warrior Logo’s in their grade specific color for $1 each. These will be put up in the atrium, locker bank and cafeteria. The grade with the MOST logos wins an Ice Cream Sundae for their entire grade! All of the funds will go to the Backpack Program. We will be having a Window Decorating Competition again this year, which will be due by Thursday, Sept 13th. Last year, they did a PHENOMENAL job and they were completely picture worthy!


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CRANBERRY QUICK BREAD Combine in large bowl: 2-1/2 c. flour 3/4 c. sugar 1 T. baking powder Combine in small bowl and add to the above and stir until just moistened: 1 c. milk 1/3 c. melted butter 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. lemon zest (peel) Stir in: 1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries Put batter into a greased/sprayed 4x8” loaf pan. Bake at 350˚ for 60-70 minutes or until done (toothpick test). Cool in pan for 10 minutes on wire rack, then remove loaf and put on wire rack. If you wish, you can drizzle with a glaze by mixing together 1 c. powdered sugar and 5-6 tsp. water until consistency to drizzle. Drizzle over the loaf. Slice to serve. This makes quick and easy Salmon Patties. Fry them in your skillet for a quick meat.

SALMON PATTIES Combine well in bowl: 1 can (15 oz.) salmon (pink or red) flake with fork 2 T. lemon juice 3/4 c. soda cracker crumbs/small pieces 1/2 c. chopped green onion (optional) 3 eggs Shape into patties and fry in skillet with a bit of oil until cooked through, turning once. Makes 4-8 patties depending on size you make.

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Whisk together until well blended: 1 c. mayonnaise 3 T. chives, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 T. lemon juice 3T. apple cider vinegar 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley 2 T. chopped fresh tarragon leaves salt and pepper to taste 3 T. chopped anchovy or anchovy paste 1/2 c. half and half Make this ahead and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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Make this the night before breakfast or that morning, whatever you have time for. It will make a tasty breakfast for everyone. It is a very old recipe.

DELICIOUS EGG SQUARES In skillet, cook, brown and drain, then crumble: 1 pound bacon Layer in 9” square pan: The crumbled bacon 2 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4 c. sliced green onions 1-2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese Combine and pour over the above: 3/4 c. baking mix (yours or like Bisquick) 6 eggs 1/2 c. milk salt and pepper to taste 1/4 tsp. oregano Bake, uncovered, at 350˚ for 20-25 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cut into slices to serve 6-8.

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This is a good way to use some leftover rice.

FRIED RICE Sauté in skillet until tender: 2 T. oil 1/3 c. chopped green onion 1 clove minced garlic Stir in and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally with fork: 3 c. cooked rice 3 T. soy sauce Push rice to edges of skillet and add the eggs to the open space and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2 beaten eggs Stir together and add: 1/2 c. frozen peas, thawed Heat through so peas are hot. Serves 4-6. Serve with additional soy sauce, if desired. Hint: Stir in: 1 c. diced cooked chicken, beef, pork or shrimp for variations. This makes a tasty salad meal. Make the dressing before you’re ready to use it and also the grill chicken breasts. When ready, assemble the salad and toss with the dressing. It’s a quick and nutritious salad to serve.





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Housing Authority Board Meeting 8:15 am at the Amery Housing Authority Office, 300 Harriman Ave. N. 4:15 pm HS Girls Tennis at Barron City Park 7pm at Baldwin-Woodville 4:30 pm Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Baldwin-Woodville here. 4-9pm Earl’s Rides

1:30 pm HS Girls Golf at Pheasant Hills Golf Course 7 pm Varsity FB vs. Osceola here (Homecoming) 3-11 pm Earl’s Rides 6 pm Pie Bake Off 7 pm Bean Bag Tournament 9 pm - 12 am County Line under the dtent

7:30 am Kidz Race 8 am 5K Walk/Run 9 am - 5 pm Quilt Show 9 am - 3 pm Arts & Crafts 10 am - 5 pm Fine Arts Show 10:30 am Parade (Food Stands after) 11 am - 11 pm Earl’s Rides 2 pm Bean Bag Tournament 7 pm Coronation




4:15 pm HS Girls Tennis at Bloomer 7 pm Varsity Volleyball home vs. Prescott 4:30 pm HS Boys Soccer home vs. Cumberland

7 pm Varsity Football at Saint Croix Central

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4 pm HS Girls Golf at Ellsworth Country Club 4:30 pm HS Boys Soccer at Barron

4:15 pm HS Girls Tennis home vs. Baldwin-Woodville

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‘Making a Murderer’ convict can’t add CD to evidence MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A judge says a convict featured in the “Making a Murderer’’ Netflix series can’t supplement his appellate record with a CD his attorneys say contains exculpatory evidence. Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were sentenced to life in the 2005 slaying of photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery insists police framed him. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that Steven Avery’s attorney, Kathleen

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Remembering At 95 By: Larry Phillipson 9-3-2018 September 13th I'll be 95, It is a long time to be alive. For what I've been through I'm lucky, Maybe that's why I'm up and plucky. I was almost stung by a scorpion in Saipan, And an owl gave me warning before I ran. I would have gone over a washed out bridge, Like looking for food in an empty fridge. One time I captured a Jap soldier on Saipan, And once a Jap Zero machine gunned me on Tinian. He dived on me from the sky, The sand spouted 5 feet high. Machine gun bullets splashed water on my face, As I landed on Iowa Jima, a bad case. In San Diego Harbor I fell 30 feet from the ship's hatch, Fell flat on my back without a scratch. It all happened a long time ago and far away, One little slip and I wouldn't be here today, Once when I hit 95, I'll try for another 5, Not many make that last stretch and are still alive. Larry Phillipson is a poet laureate of Amery, Wisconsin

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AMERY AREA COMMUNITY CENTER Fall Festival is this week! Who is looking forward to cooler weather and the beautiful colors of fall? We are excited about the changes we have at the center. Please come in and welcome our new Assistant Director Jen Tyman. Also, come in and check out our Silent Auction items we have, the auction goes until the 18th of September. We want to remind everyone about our Pancake Brunch which takes place at the Center on September 16th from 8:30am-12:30pm. We will be serving sausages, milk, coffee, juice and ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES for just $6! Children under 10 eat for $3. On Saturday October 13th the Community Center will host our Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser from 3pm-7pm. Cattail Moon will provide the entertainment and Lions Club will be cooking up some delicious brats and pork chops. If you like to play pool sign up for our Double Elimination Pool Tournament which starts at 3pm. The cost is $6 and you can come by the Center to sign up and pay. Need a place to rent? How about considering the Amery Area Community Center for that birthday, party, wedding, or anniversary celebration? We will also work with profit and not-for-profit organizations to help with the perfect meeting place. Want to get a complete workout in just 30 minutes? Do you enjoy walking on a treadmill? Get all of that for just $10/month if you are a member of the Amery Area Community Center. Our hours are 7am-4:30pm Monday through Thursday and 7am-2pm on Fridays. There are no contracts to lock into and no hidden fees. Come down and check us out!

We always have people asking if there is anything we need here at the Center. We can always use things like stamps, sympathy cards, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and coffee. We also gave rummage sale items all year long. Tuesday pool winners on August 28th were Gary in first, Jean in second, Al placed third and Carl placed fourth with Les taking the consolation prize. Tuesday pool winners on September 4th were Gary in first, and Mary came in second and Jerry won the consolation prize. Thursday pool player winners on August 30th were Gary in first, Mary in second, Carl took third and Gene took home the consolation prize. Thursday pool players on September 6th were Gary in first, Loren came in second, Wendell came in third, and Les took home the consolation prize. Wii bowling winners on August 28th were Mary Fisher in first and Carl Johnson placed second. Wii bowling winners on September 4th were Dave H. Olson in first and Carl Johnson in second place. Bridge winners on August 27th were RuthAnn in first, Matt took second. Bridge winners on August 29th were Sydney in first place, Judy in second and Bev in third. Bridge winners on September 9th were Sydney in first, Steve in second, and Paula in third. Congratulations to all! Amanda Fisk, Director Jen Tyman, Assistant Director

Eau Claire School District looks for new revenue sources EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is looking for new ways to raise revenue, such as naming rights or a virtual charter school. The Eau Claire Area School District disclosed this spring that it’s facing a $5.8 million deficit, despite a 2016 referendum that gave the district $87.9 million to fund teacher pay raises and additional staff, Wisconsin Public Radio reported . Officials have already attempted more traditional methods to solve the funding issue, such as lobbied lawmakers for more aid, asked taxpayers for referendums and made budget cuts, said School Board President Joe Luginbill. “The strategies that we have employed up until now, they’ve been crucial, but they’ve really been about keeping what we have,’’ said he. “So, I really hope

that we can have that shift to not only talking about what we need to survive, but talking about what we need to thrive as well.’’ He said officials are now looking for new ways to raise money. Options include licensing and selling educational materials made in-house, creating virtual charter schools, creating adult education courses or partnering with banks on things like naming rights. “And one of those also that we talked about was the school district completing a survey of the land that we own and working with the consultant to determine opportunities, assessing that real estate, housing and development potential that we have,’’ said Luginbill. The district’s large size gives it leverage in finding new revenue streams, he said.

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 Thursdays 10 a.m. at Parkview Methodist church, Turtle Lake. Contact Mike 715-986-2457. Alzheimer’s Support Group. First Wednesday of the month 10 a.m. at Amery Senior Center. Last Tuesday of month 1 p.m. at Good Sam Nursing Home. Sharlene Bellefaille 715-635-6601. Baby & Me. Weekly play and discussion hour for parents and their infants (birth to 12 months). Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Amery Hospital & Clinic, BirthDay Suites Waiting Room. Join at any time. No charge. The Baby Bistro: Breastfeeding Support Group. This free support group encourages, helps and supports women before, during and after breastfeeding. Led by a certified breastfeeding counselor, who is also a registered nurse and a mother of four, attendees learn from, share with, and support other mothers who are breastfeeding. Pregnant women who are considering breastfeeding are strongly encouraged to attend. Every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Amery Hospital & Clinic, Boardroom, 2nd floor. No fee, no registration required, just stop by. Breast Feeding Support Group. All nursing mothers and babies are invited to participate. Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Croix Regional Medical Center. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will facilitate the group. Call 715-483-0431 or 800-642-1336 ext. 2431.

No charge. C.H.A.D.D. (Children with Attention Deficit Disorder). Parent support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at Firstar Bank board room, Cumberland, 7 p.m. For info. call Pat Skinner at 715-822-8422 and leave message. Cancer, Grief & Depression Support Group. A support group to allow people to talk about their experiences with cancer, grief and depression as well as share mutual support to one another. Second Tuesday of every month at Amery Area Community Center at 1 p.m. You can join at any time and it is free and open to the public. Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Amery Public Lbrary 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 - domestic violence (DV), sexual assault (SA) and the children’s group are every Monday (DV) and Tuesday (SA) beginning at 6 p.m. Call CRA to find out more info and for the location. Burnett County call CRA for info (the day and time will be changing). For more information call CRA 715-825-4414 or the 24 hour crisis line 1-800-261-7233. All groups and services are free of charge. Early Stage Alzheimer Support Group. For the diagnosed person and their caregiver. Challenges in early-stage dementia will be discussed, along with therapeutic benefits of family involvement. Sponsored in part by the American Alzheimer’s Association. Meetings are free of charge and open to the public, held at the Amery Centennial Hall the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Call 715-268-6605 to register. Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin. Call 1-800-924-2105. Family Child Care Professonals Network. Meets the third Thursday of each month. Contact Beth Neely at 715-483-1482 for more information. All family child care providers are welcome. Farm Crisis. Information on financial, mental health,

legal, job retraining resources. Call 1-800-942-2474. Golden Age Manor Family Council meets the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the east wing sunporch. GAM is Polk County’s longest operating longterm healthcare facility. The Family Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of the residents beyond what the staff normally does. Grief Share. Have you lost someone close? Grief Share is a Christian based, non-denominational seminar/support group program that will be meeting at Centennial Hall in Amery every Monday at 1 p.m. For information call Bruce 715-268-2176 or 715-268-8360. 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. 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 childat 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 Addition 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. Old Chapel, Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, 7 p.m., Tuesdays

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Wednesday, Sept. 12— Elementary breakfast: Breakfast cereal and Nutri Grain Bar or ham and cheese bagel, fruit, fruit juice, milk choice. Elementary lunch: “Oodles of Noodles” with meat sauce or chicken alfredo, breadstick, garden salad bar, sliced peaches, milk. High school breakfast: Cereal, cheese stick, Pop Tart, bagel with jelly, muffin, ham & cheese sandwich* High school lunch: Penne pasta with meat sauce or chicken alfredo, breadstick, Caesar salad, steamed broccoli, apples, slushie fruit cup, milk. Thursday, Sept. 13— Elementary breakfast: Breakfast cereal or Little John donut, yogurt or yogurt parfait, fruit juice, fruit, milk choice. Elementary lunch: Mandarin orange chicken or popcorn chicken, chow mein noodles, rice, green beans, carrots/dip, pineapple, strawberries, fortune cookie, milk. High school breakfast: Cereal, cheese omelet, muffin, French toast sticks, oatmeal bar, Nutri Grain bar. High school lunch: Mandarin orange chicken or chicken smackers, chow mein noodles, rice, green beans, carrots/dip, applesauce, pineapple, fortune cookie, milk. Friday, Sept. 14— Elementary breakfast: Breakfast cereal or French toast sticks, cheese omelet, fruit juice, fruit, milk choice. Elementary lunch: Ham and cheese sub or PB & J “Uncrustable”, fresh vegetables, chips, watermelon, mandarin oranges, milk choice. High school breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, “Gripz” graham crackers, donut holes, cereal bar, sausage links. High school lunch: Ham and cheese or grilled chicken sub, fresh vegetables, tangy broccoli salad, chips, grapes, strawberries, milk. Monday, Sept. 17– Elementary breakfast: Breakfast cereal or donut holes, sausage links, fruit juice, fruit, milk choice. Elementary lunch: Turkey and gravy with biscuit or PB & J “Uncrustable”, mashed potatoes, steamed corn, Crasins, applesauce, milk choice. High school breakfast: Cereal, oatmeal bar, sausage links, Nutri Grain bar, chocolate chip “UBR”, cereal bar, cheese stick. High school lunch: Turkey and gravy with biscuit or peanut butter sandwich, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, sliced pears, Craisins, milk choice. Tuesday, Sept. 18– Elementary breakfast: Breakfast cereal and graham crackers or pancake sausage stick with syrup, fruit juice, fruit, milk choice. Elementary lunch: Pizza choices or turkey and cheese wrap, garden salad bar, apples, slushie fruit cup, milk choice. High school breakfast: Oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, scrambled eggs, muffin, Little John donut. High school lunch: Cheese pizza or ham and cheese wrap, steamed corn, garden salad bar, grapes, applesauce, milk choice.

Wednesday, Sept. 12— Breakfast in all buildings: Breakfast egg wrap, yogurt parfait, cereal-variety, giant Goldfish graham cracker, canned sliced pears. Lien elementary lunch: Chicken nuggets, brown rice coleslaw, roasted brussels sprout, fresh fruit garden bar, ham and cheese sandwich. Intermediate lunch: Chicken nuggets or BBQ pork sandwich, brown rice coleslaw, roasted brussels sprout, fresh fruit garden bar, ham and cheese sandwich. Middle school lunch: Chicken nuggets or BBQ sandwich, brown rice coleslaw, roasted brussels sprout, fresh fruit garden bar, ham and cheese sandwich. High school lunch: Chicken nuggets or BBQ pork sandwich, cheezy broccoli, brown rice coleslaw, fresh fruit garden bar. Thursday, Sept. 13— Breakfast in all buildings: Mini pancakes, Warrior sandwich, cereal-variety, string cheese-mozzarella, canned pineapple chunks. Lien elementary lunch: Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuit, garden bar fresh fruit, yogurt lunch 4oz. Intermediate lunch: Turkey and gravy or cheeseburger meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuit, garden bar fresh fruit, yogurt lunch 4oz. Middle school lunch: Turkey and gravy or cheeseburger meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuit, garden bar fresh fruit, yogurt lunch 4oz. High school lunch: Turkey and gravy or cheeseburger meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuit, garden bar fresh fruit. Friday, Sept. 14— Breakfast in all buildings: Bacon egg scramble, assorted bread-variety, cereal-variety, giant goldfish graham cracker, canned sliced peaches. Lien elementary lunch: Pizza, corn, garden bar fresh fruit, vanilla frozen yogurt, ham and cheese sandwich. Intermediate lunch: Pizza or grilled chicken sandwich, corn, garden bar fresh fruit, vanilla frozen yogurt, ham and cheese sandwich. Middle school lunch: Pizza or grilled chicken sandwich, corn, garden bar fresh fruit, vanilla frozen yogurt, ham and cheese sandwich. High school lunch: Pizza or grilled chicken sandwich, corn, garden bar fresh fruit, vanilla frozen yogurt. Monday, Sept. 17—No School Tuesday, Sept. 18— Breakfast in all buildings: Mini donuts and hard boiled egg Lumberjack, cereal-variety, string cheese-mozzarella, canned mandarin oranges. Lien elementary lunch: Mandarin chicken, brown rice, cooked carrot coins, garden bar fresh fruit cart, yogurt lunch 4 oz., chocolate chip cookie IW. Intermediate lunch: Mandarin or Teriyaki Chicken, brown rice, cookedcarrot coins, garden bar fresh fruit cart, yogurt lunch 4 oz., chocolate chip cookie IW. Middle school lunch: Mandarin or Teriyaki Chicken, brown rice, cooked carrot coins, garden bar fresh fruit cart, yogurt lunch 4 oz., chocolate chip cookie IW. High school lunch: Mandarin or Teriyaki Chicken, brown rice, egg roll, cooked carrot coins, garden bar fresh fruit cart.

Foamy Illusion I directed your attention to, what graced the roadside days ago, only to see a different view: summer’s passing dulled the glow.

But it’s Wisconsin, no sea here, and still the lacy peaks prevail. It seems to happen every year, and few can name its frothy sail.

Frothy blooming suddenly deflates, next year’s brief illusion to prepare; seeds grow vines, and illusion fascinates, the season’s wonder and its flair.

Festooned with green the roadside brush, decorated as for a ball, when sunflower, and corn are lush, snowy peaks strive to top it all.

Ten days ago---See the peaks of frothy foam, so plentiful--it’s seasonal. beneath a sky, blue August dome, ocean scene: seems reasonable.

Summer foliage, upholstered green, changed suddenly as while we slumber, the foam on waves so white is seen, what can it be?--wild cucumber.

Carol Morfitt Welch is a poet laureate of Amery, Wisconsin

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Welcome to the Amery Fall Festival

Collections and Services —More than 40,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and newspapers —More than 1 million items available through the MORE system —E-books, e-audiobooks, and downloadable magazines —Databases —Free wireless access and 10 internet access computers —Photocopying and scanning services —3 meeting rooms

Ongoing Programs —Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. —1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Baby Book Bees Early Literacy Programs —Early Release and No School Programs —Teen Advisory Board —Friends of the Library Book Sale, Every 1st Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and on the preceding Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m.

Library Hours —Monday 9am - 7pm —Tuesday 9am - 7pm —Wednesday 9am - 7pm —Thursday 9am - 7pm —Friday 9am - 6pm —Saturday 9am - 2pm

Amery Area Public Library 225 Scholl Court Amery, WI 54001 715-268-9340



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AMERY AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY No School Programs Monday September 17th, 10:00 AM: Jack Sparrow Live! Kid’s Yoga: Starting September 26th! Wednesdays, 10 AM Move your body in a fun, themed class with local instructor, Soon Guenther! Family Storytime: Starting September 26th! Wednesdays, 10:30 AM Geared towards ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome! Based on the 5 components of early literacy: Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Baby Book Bees These ongoing early literacy initiatives encourage families to establish a strong foundation of reading in young children. Visit the library to sign up for the program that is right for your child. Book discussion group The Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group meets on the third Monday of the month at 1:30 PM. The title for September is This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett Third Thursday: Join us for another fun makeand-take craft project on Thursday, September 20th at 5:30 p.m! We will be making DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap Bars! No cost to attend, registration required to ensure a place in the class and supplies. Visit our website for more information and to register. Amery Historical Society Fall Festival Programs: Join the Amery Historical Society on Friday, September 14th for an afternoon of programming! From 2-3 PM will be a presentation on “The Early Years of the Amery Fall Festival”, and from 3-4 PM the AHS will open the doors to their museum, housed in the lower level of the Amery Area Public Library. Highlights will include new acquisitions and the 2018 reprint of the Amery Centennial! Books and Brews Meeting: Join us at Amery Ale Works, Thursday, October 4th from 6-8 pm to discuss our most recent book selection: “Every Living Thing” by James Herriot We have a large group so we’ll break into smaller subgroups and spend a

lovely fall evening enjoying food, drink, and books! Women in a Male-Dominated Field: Beer Brewing: It is no secret that the beer industry has been dominated by men for most of its history. However, the sudsy ceiling is slowly but surely being raised by a growing group of women making waves as brewers, marketers, and CEOs! Join us for a very special event at Amery Ale Works (owned and operated by Amery’s own Jenna Johnson!) on Friday, October 12th at 7 pm. Tami Plourde of Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse will speak to us about the growing number of women in the beer industry, and her beer will be on tap as well! Intro to Genealogy: Come to the Library on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am to 12 pm to learn how to build your family tree! Event is hosted and run by the knowledgeable folks from the Amery Area Historical Society. Book sales The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday, October 4th from 4:00-7:00 PM. “Friends of the Library” may shop early (from 3-4). The Book Sale will also be held Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Friends The Friends of the Amery Area Public Library Foundation meets on the third Monday of the month at 4:30 PM. Meetings are open to all members and to the public. E-books, e-audiobooks and digital magazines Your MORE library card gives you access to the Overdrive collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, and streaming videos; the Freading collection of e-books; and the Flipster downloadable magazine collection. Check out the website Check out the library website at, or find us on Facebook at amerylibrary. Hours Library hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

League Of Women Voters to host Assembly District 29 Forum MENOMONIE - League of Women Voters of Greater Chippewa Valley this week announced a forum for the three candidates for Assembly District 29 on Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Judicial Center, 615 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie. Candidates to represent Assembly District 29 are: Republican Rob Stafsholt, Libertarian Brian Corriea and Democrat John Calabrese. The order for candidates’ presentations will be determined by lot. Each candidate will make a brief opening statement. Following their statements, candidates will answer questions collected from the public attending the forum. The questions may be directed to the candidates at large or to a specific candidate, with every candidate having an opportunity to respond. The LWV-GCV provides a moderator, time-keeper, and facilitators. The current Representative is Rob Stafsholt, who has served in that capacity for one term. Public interest in this fall’s election on Tuesday, Nov. 6 is high for all contested offices, according to officials.

BIRTHS Amery Hospital & Clinic Amery Dyanne Nichole Scheel, baby girl, 8 lbs 7 oz on August 8 to Adair and Derek Scheel, Amery. Maddie Christine Vance, baby girl, 5 lbs 13 oz on August 12 to Heather Trzcianko and Matthew Vance, Amery. Oliver William Ziegler, baby boy, 7 lbs 9 oz on August 13 to Katelyn and Trent Ziegler, Turtle Lake. Kenidi Sue Berghammer, baby girl, 8 lbs 11 oz on August 23 to Alissa Klingelhoets and Christopher Berghammer, Cumberland. Lane Edward Lindberg, baby boy, 7 lbs 15 oz on August 24 to Stacy and Brandon Lindberg, Clear Lake. Axel William Paro, baby boy, 7 lbs 12 oz on August 24 to Randi and Joshua Paro, Luck. Noah Allen Sullivan, baby boy, 5 lbs 3 oz on August 26 to Jamie Meyer and Cody Sullivan, Amery.

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Go to the local League’s web site (“” then click “Voter Services”) for information on registration, absentee ballot registration and voting deadlines, sample ballots and candidate information. Ballots are not yet ready for this election, but should be posted by late September at . The forum will be conducted in compliance with the guidelines set by state and national chapters of the League of Women Voters. The forum is organized by the League of Women Voters – Greater Chippewa Valley based in Menomonie. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. Membership is open to women and men of all ages. With 20 local Leagues in Wisconsin plus 2 inter-League groups and more than 800 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted grassroots organizations. See for information on the state League. Find League on Facebook.

Owen Lee Morse, baby boy, 7 lbs 12 oz on August 27 to Samantha and Josh Morse, Clear Lake. Carlii Shae Smith, baby girl, 7 lbs 8 oz on August 31 to Theresa Smith, Turtle Lake.

St. Croix Regional Medical Center St. Croix Falls Zoey Lynn Montague, baby girl, 7 lbs 9 oz on August 29 to Ashley and Troy Montague, North Branch, MN. Jaicee Jo Reis, baby girl, 7 lbs 9 oz on August 31 to Lauren and Mike Reis, Cushing. Della Rose Swanson, baby girl, 7 lbs 13 oz on September 2 to Laura and Travis Swanson, Grantsburg. Easton Clyde Schallenberger, baby boy, 7 lbs 5 oz to Paige Sells and Billy Schallenberger, Cushing.

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GROOVE WITH US AT AMERY MEMORY CARE We are celebrating National Assisted Living Week September 10-14th and we would love for you to “GROOVE” with us at these special musical performances.

Tuesday, September 11th ~ Glory Train @ 2:15 PM Thursday, September 13th ~ Johnny More @ 6:00 PM Friday, September 14th ~ Rick Lombardo @ 1:30 PM

Ben is a tall fellow with a curly Husky tail. He plays well with other dogs and though curious of the cat, he did not terrorize him. Ben is not a “lick your face” kind of dog, as his previous owner reported, he just wants to be with you and involved in your day to day. Jake is a four year old Black Lab-Border Collie Mix. Jake came to the shelter when his owner passed away. He lived in the house with his caregiver. He is good on leash and enjoyed jaunts at the dog park on a regular basis. Jake also likes to be around his people, enjoying the companionship. Jake would make a fantastic farm dog companion or family pet. Visit our adoptable pets at the shelter. There is sure to be one that catches your eye. Photos and brief descriptions for them can be found on our website: ARNELLHUMANE.ORG under Adoptable Dogs and Adoptable Cats. They all need homes. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, 185 Griffin St East, Amery, 715 268-7387

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2018 Amery Fall Festival is celebrated at Amery Memory Care

While kittens have overtaken most of kennels, we do have a few adults in need of homes. Midnight is a super sweet one year old female in a full Black ensemble. Midnight is a playful young lass that cuddles. Sheldon is also all Black; he has extra-toes and would make an excellent mouser. He is quick and on the move, not one to sit in your lap. He is always looking for an adventure. Sheldon would make a great barn cat. Blake looks like a gizmo. He has long hair, Black mask, nose and back with White legs and belly. His Gizmo comes from the long White wisps that grow from his ears. You really have to see it to get the full picture. He is very unique looking. Blake is reserved but a young six month old with lots of play in his personality. Ben and Jake are surrendered pets. They are both Black Lab mixes. Ben is a four and a half year old Black Lab-Husky-Shepherd Mix. He was surrendered because his owner didn’t have time for him. Ben would make a great outdoor dog. He is invisible fence trained and is used to an outdoor kennel during the day.


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Pierre is as cute as they come. He is nine weeks old, a Mitted Tuxedo Blue Grey Tabby. Pierre is full of kitten powers to scamper like a madman and snuggle in your arms with a purring vibrato. Pierre represents just one of our adoptable, baby kittens. They range in age from eight to ten weeks. All are spunky, happy, socialized, litter box trained and ready to use your home as an obstacle course. Robb and Zander are male Orange Tabby kittens. Zander is 10 weeks and Robb is just eight weeks. Both are thriving young gentlemen with ginger charisma. Pierre’s brother Edgar, is his twin, with the same Blue Grey Tabby coat and handsome good looks. Jim Bob and Rookie are nine week old Black male kittens with short hair. Jim Bob is a Black Tabby with a small white locket and Rookie is Black with a White tip of the tail. Kittens are twice the fun when you adopt a pair. Visit our kittens and fall in love. Female kittens are represented by Jennie, Brown Tabby, Emily, White with Black ears, spots and tail, and Sidney,

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Enjoy the weekend

Back row, left to right, Margo Rosen, Krista Wilcox, Carrin Brookshaw, Sue Hartman, Dirk Prindle, Rick Davis, Cathy Gille, Brenda Schmidt, Roger Van Someren. Front row, Mary Miller, Joni Amundsen, Jennifer Munson, Lori Dieckman, Deb Palmberg, Georgeann Janisch, Gloria West, Abby Williamson. Not pictured: Adam Honl, James Anderson, Randy Paulson, Victoria Mohr, Brittany Story, Kayce Haas and Andrew Ross.

CarlsonSV is the premier accounting firm in Northwest Wisconsin. With over 30 accountants in Polk County alone, we have staff at your disposal to perform a myriad of services. These services include all types of tax returns, payroll services, QuickBooks consulting, and year-end work as well as audit, review and compilation services. We offer consultations for your personal and business needs.


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We would also like to invite you to join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this FREE Walk.

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Saturday, September 22nd at Amery Memory Care Registration at 9am, Ceremony at 10am, Walk to Follow Register online at - select New Richmond walk. For more information, please contact Amber Harris, 715-268-4800 or THANK YOU! Volunteers Needed for Day of Event!

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AMERY COMMUNITY EDUCATION The NEW Fall Amery Community Education brochures have arrived. If you did not receive one in the mail, they are available at the public library and all 4 schools. Pre-register for all classes through Amery Community Ed online at www. or by calling 715-268-9771 x220 unless the class description indicates otherwise. ZUMBA FITNESS: Are you ready to party yourself into shape? It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-tofollow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that has moved millions of people toward joy and health. If you can walk, you can Zumba®! Session 1: Wednesdays, Sept 12 - Oct 17 from 6-7 p with Licensed Zumba® Instructor Michelle Flaherty. Fee $40, pre-register through Amery Comm Ed. GYMNASTICS – Recreational, fun classes at the elementary school on Tuesday & Thursday evenings for girls and boys ages 3 and up. Tumbling Warriors for ages 3-4 from 4-4:40 p. Beginners for ages 5+ from 4:30-5:15 p. Intermediate for ages 6+ from 5:15-6:15 p. Fall session REVISED DATES September 27 – Oct 25. Fee: Tumbling $38; Beginners $41; Intermediate $47. Pre-register through Community Ed.

HUNTER EDUCATION: DNR - Anyone born on or after 1/1/1973 must have completed a hunter ed course in WI. Youth do not need to complete this course to take part in the Mentored Hunting program. Ages 10+ are welcome to take the class although the certificate is not valid until the child reaches age 12. Pre-registration through Community Ed is required BEFORE the pre-class meeting on Sept 13 at 6:30 p. Five mandatory classes Sept 18, 20, 24, 25 & 27 from 5:30-8:30 p. Fee $10. 'SCREENAGERS' COMMUNITY SCREENING – This documentary reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids (and themselves) to best navigate the digital world and find balance. SCREENAGERS is all about bringing people together to experience the movie and have discussions afterwards. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by local education and mental health experts. All are welcome Monday, September 24 at 6:30 p in the Amery High School Auditorium. Free. WILD MUSHROOMS 201: Discover the easily identified but lesser known edible mushrooms, accurate identification techniques and an accurate map of mushroom seasons. Recommended pre-requisite: Wild Mushrooms 101. September 26 & 27 from 5:30-8:30 p. WITC fee $24.63 or SR FEE (62+ as of 8/28/2018) $4.50. Pre-register with WITC: or 1-800-2439482 ext 4221. Class #65314

GOT VENISON? LEARN TO MAKE SAUSAGE AND JERKY: Join Amery Community Ed and Farm Table to learn how to make your own sausage and jerky. It’ll be fun, it’ll be tasty, and it’ll be helpful! We’ll cover the basics and share our best tips. Sept 29 from 10 a to 1 p at Farm Table, 110 Keller Ave North. Fee $30, pre-register online using the link available at or from the Amery Community Ed website. HEROES OF WWI: Join us for discussion: How/why did the world explode in 1914 and two huge alliances form? We will spend most of our time on Wisconsin's heroes and Polk County tales from WWI. Oct 1 from 6:30-8 p. Fee $12. Pre-register with Amery Community Ed. FLY FISHING: Learn equipment selection and rigging, fly selection, fishing strategies for a variety of species including panfish, bass, pike and trout. You will also learn knot tying and basic fly casting through hands-on practice with all equipment provided. Tuesdays, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 6 - 8 p. Fee $45 to Community Ed - pre-register. VIDEO CONFERENCING: Skype and more - Understand and use video conferencing software such as Skype. Explore instant messaging (IM), audio, and video features, including how to send files, start and join conversations, and add contacts to existing calls. Oct 2 from 6-8 p. WITC fee $11.21 or Sr fee (62+ as of 8/28/2018) $4.50. Pre-register through WITC 1-800-2439482 x4221 or ID#66425

Flu season is coming!

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Influenza (flu) season is upon us and Polk County Health Department (PCHD) wants to remind individuals and families that it’s time to get out and get the flu vaccine. Vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and lessen its serious effects. The flu vaccine does not give a person the flu virus. “Now is the time to start thinking about getting your flu vaccine to protect you, your family and others,” said Therese Armour, Public Health Nurse at PCHD. It is very important for young children, older adults and others at high risk for problems from flu to get vaccinated. People at higher risk for flu complications include pregnant women and people with chronic medical con-


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ditions, like diabetes, asthma or heart disease. The symptoms of flu, which tend to come on suddenly, can include a sore throat, coughing, fever, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. People who become very sick with flu-like symptoms should seek medical care. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. You can find a flu vaccine clinic schedule for the health department at www. Flu vaccine may also be given at other locations and times not listed. Check with your doctor’s office, regular walk-in clinics or pharmacy about getting vaccinated against the flu. Flu vaccines are covered by most


insurance plans. If you don’t have insurance, Polk County Health Department has flu vaccine and can vaccinate children up to age 19 that have BadgerCare, are without insurance, and those whose insurance does not cover vaccines. Make an appointment today at 715-485-8500. Along with vaccination, PCHD reminds everyone to prevent the spread of flu and other illnesses by: • Covering your cough and sneeze. • Staying home if you are ill. • Washing your hands often.

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For questions regarding the flu vaccine call PCHD at 715-485-8500 or visit the website at

Welcome to the 69th Annual Amery Fall Festival! Enjoy the weekend

204 Keller Avenue N. Amery, WI 54001 Phone 715-268-8121 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Specializing in Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Treats and Coffee Downtown Amery next to Chet’s

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

265 Griffin St. E, Amery Phone 715-268-5670 Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Enjoy all the activities at the Amery Fall Festival September 13-16! Front Row (L to R): Attorney Dan Firkus and Attorney Nick Davis. Back Row: Barb Friese, Barb Luke, Marsha Desino and Jackie Lane

played board games, zipped across their zipline countless times, gone to sporting events, spent an adventurous night sleeping in their tree house, and


made and friendships started to grow. The Schmidts have folded CJ into their regular family activities. They have taken him along to church,

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Each of our Kinship matches are unique. For some, the relationship is just between the mentor and mentee. Other times it is a couple that takes a child under their wing. In some instances, the entire family becomes a part of the match, creating opportunities for many wonderful life lessons to be shared. This is the case for the Schmidt family. For some time, Doug Schmidt had been aware of children within our community in need of additional guidance and it resonated with him. He and his wife, Andrea, were raising two active, delightful boys themselves and fully appreciated the need youth have for caring, stable adults in their lives. Life was very busy for them, so they thoughtfully and prayerfully considered the possibility of mentoring. What would it be like to introduce another child into their boys’ lives? Would they have time for everything? What type of child would they be paired with? Important considerations to think through. Ultimately, their desire to make a difference led them to move forward and we are so thankful they did! In November of 2015, CJ was a friendly, outgoing 9-year old boy living with his dad and grandma. His young life had had some challenging circumstances and a bit of instability so his dad, Troy, knew CJ could benefit from having an extra person for him to talk to and spend time with. A match was


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enjoyed time just simply being together in their home. An additional blessing that no one anticipated has been that all of the boys have gained an extraordinarily special friendship. Troy says Kinship has been even more than he expected for his son. It is something that CJ truly looks forward to. He has learned about sportsmanship, that it is ok to have his own opinion, and to respectfully speak his mind. Doug has also added a steady presence in CJ’s life and that has been an enormous blessing for both CJ and Troy. When I asked CJ what he thinks about being with the Schmidt family, a huge smile came across his face and he said, “It’s so fun!” with such excitement I could not help but smile myself. Mentoring enriched Doug’s life also by adding another wonderful child to it. He has enjoyed many of CJ’s sporting events and has found great joy in watching him grow in a variety of ways. He has noticed CJ become more sensitive and not feel a need to impress others. He is free to be his true self and know that they fully accept him. Doug’s reason for starting on this journey was to make a difference in a youth’s life. In watching them together, it is clear that he and his family are doing just that. Thank you to the Schmidt family, CJ, and Troy for being a part of Kinship and sharing your story!

Enjoy a weekend full of Fall Festivities at the 2018 Amery Fall Festival

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Amery Community Club announces Fall Decorating Contest winners


Traveling Trophy, Best Overall - Amery Memory Care


Best Large Display - Golden Age Manor


Best Outdoor Display - Save-A-Lot

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Eight businesses honored in Annual Contest


Best Fall Theme - Stems from the Heart


Best Depiction of Business - Lampert Lumber


Best Small Display - Bremer Bank

Most Original - Noah Insurance Group


Honorable Mention - Lake Wapo Bible Camp


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Apple River Quilt Gild hosts 28th Annual Quilt Show


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Bev Getschel and Carol Streif pose with their quilts.

when homemade pie and soup will be available for purchase.

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Have fun at this year’s Fall Festival!

Pictured (left to right): Rob Buchholz, Roger LaBlanc, Susan Hanson, Denis Carteron, Tom Anderson, Josh Kolba, Matt Wurtinger, and Ryan Donath.


free. The facility is handicap accessible. Join us Saturday

For more information, contact Nancy Drake, Show

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The Apple River Quilt Guild will Color Your World with Quilts as they host the 28th Annual Fall Festival Quilt Show. The event is September 15 from 9 am - 5 pm and September 16, 10 am - 3 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1050 Keller Ave. N in Amery, Wisconsin. Highlights include over 150 quilts on display, local vendors for purchasing quilting products, and The MarketPlace of hand made quilted items for sale that benefits the Northwoods Homeless Shelter. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win a queen size quilt, large lap quilt, or table runner. The drawing is held September 17 and you do not have to be present to win. Proceeds support the Guild’s educational programs. Featured this year are Bev Getschel and Carol Streif, local notable quilt artists. Bev has a passion for quilt design with over 170 patterns that have been published. Carol is a respected teacher, designer, and lecturer. Bev and Carol will present workshops every hour on the hour on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday at 1 pm. Admission is $5.00 and youth under 16 years of age are


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Coordinator, at draken@

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Enjoy the Fall Festival in Amery!

Back Row (left to right): Dr. Van Someren, Dr. Lampi, Teri, Dr. Zehringer, Dr. Doroff, Carrie, Kelly and Jen. Front Row: Sue, Cheryl, Lori, Angie, Jodi and Amber. Missing: Kim, Cris, Dr. Ott, DeEtte, Jess, Becky, Michelle, Dawn and Mary Lou.

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Get your copy of the reprinted Amery Centennial 1887-1987 book The members of the Amery Area Historical Society take this opportunity to thank the Amery Area Community Foundation, Bremer Bank N.A. - Amery Branch, and Thrivent Financial Group for the generous grants and donations that made the reprint of the 2018 edition of the Amery Centennial 1887–1987 book possible. We also want to recognize PaperWorx Printing & Design for the excellent job they did printing the books. The Amery Area Historical Society would be remiss if it did not also acknowledge the tremendous time, efforts, and diligence of the original (1987) Centennial Book Committee. Their work made our efforts smooth and uncomplicated. Greatly appreciated are the contributions of the many people who made the effort to research and write the histories of their communities, churches, businesses, and individual recollections. Numerous old photographs were also generously shared. Every article represents time and effort expended by someone, and without their help there would be no Centennial Book. The newly reprinted Amery Wisconsin: The first 100 years – 1887 -1987 will be available for purchase at the Amery Area Historical Society in the lower

level of the Amery Area Public Library on September 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The cost is $20.00. This book will also

be available for purchase at the Amery Area Public Library beginning September 17.



Jerry Sondreal and Orville Wike presented the reprinted Centennial Book to Jim Richinson, Bremer Bank, in appreciation for a donation to help defray printing costs.

Jerry Sondreal presented a copy of the reprinted Centennial Book to Shari Overby, Amery Area Community Foundation, in appreciation for a grant received and used towards printing costs.





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Wisconsin school officials consider bulletproof backpacks WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — School officials in Wisconsin aren’t so sure bulletproof backpacks are an answer to possible violence in the classroom. BlueStone Safety Products’ bulletproof backpack inserts are lightweight panels about the size of a laptop that are designed to deflect bullets, WAOW-TV reported. The inserts costs from $118 to $200. The company also sells $800 protection vests for teachers and staff. “We don’t want to see any more victims. We want survivors,’’ said Becky Xheka, CEO of BlueStone. One issue with the inserts is that students don’t always have access to their backpacks, said Wisconsin Rapids School Superintendent Craig Broeren. “Then they are worried about finding their backpack before getting out,’’ he said. Broeren said he would get the inserts if police recommended them. Parent Erin Salamone, of Wausau, said the inserts give her “a peace of mind.’’ Parent Jessica Szitta said it’s unfortunate the inserts even had to be created. “It very much makes me sad that we live in an age where you have to have bulletproof backpacks to go to school,’’ Szitta said. Broeren said he believes there are broader issues that need to also be addressed when it comes to school safety. “This is a community or societal issue, and I think addressing it is much broader than just more and more armor or more and more firearms,’’ Broeren said. “Addressing it as a societal issue that needs more than just litigation. It needs prevention.’’

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League Of Women Voters to observe National Voter Registration Day

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MENOMONIE - League of Women Voters of Greater Chippewa Valley this week announced activities planned for National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25. “With midterms and governor races happening in a few weeks, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box this year and next,” says Kitz Cleary, Menomonie, co-president of the local League. “National Voter Registration Day is the right place to start by getting registered.” Events planned on Tuesday, Sept. 25 by the League’s Voter Services includes voter registration at: • Bookends on Main, 214 E. Main, Menomonie, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Outdoors at the park across from the Waterfront Bar, 500 block of Crescent in Menomonie, 3 to 5 p.m. • Elk Mound High School Senior


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Registration Day events across the country. Go to the local League’s web site (“” then click “Voter Services”) for information on registration, absentee ballot registration and voting deadlines, sample ballots and candidate information, or go to The forum is organized by the League of Women Voters – Greater Chippewa Valley based in Menomonie. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. Membership is open to women and men of all ages. With 20 local Leagues in Wisconsin plus 2 inter-League groups and more than 800 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted grassroots organizations. See for information on the state League. Find League on Facebook.

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Wisconsin school district bans classroom treats APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district’s decision to ban shared snacks in the classroom has received mixed responses from parents and students. Appleton Area School District’s new rule puts an end to shared birthday treats and classroom potlucks, the Post Crescent reported . Parents and students are instead encouraged to share nonfood items or plan an activity for class to celebrate events. District officials cited nutrition, equity and safety issues with food as the main reasons for the policy change. The new rule will teach about healthy eating early, said Mikki Duran, who leads the district’s health and human performance program. “This is a long-standing thing that Appleton has really worked hard to create a health culture in all of our schools and wellness, nutritional, social and emotional (health), the whole thing. I think it fits with Appleton’s mission,’’ Duran said. Parent Erin Rogers wrote on the district’s Facebook page that she was disappointed in the decision. “This bums me out,’’ she said. “Maybe crack down on what’s brought for treats, but eliminating them all together makes me sad.’’ But parent Michelle Anderson posted that she supports the change. “I just hope parents can stay open about the changes and help their kids be open-minded because in another year or two, it’ll be the norm and no one will even remember what it was like to bring in cupcakes for their birthday,’’ she said. Stephanie Kuchenberg said the rule is a relief. Kuchenberg’s son is allergic to shellfish and her daughter has celiac disease and Type I diabetes. “Having treats at school, I’d say probably almost weekly she’d be going to the office and she’d be calling me saying, `Mom, we’re having this, what is my dose for it? Can I have it?’’’ Kuchenberg said. “She got excluded a lot because it was cookies or something with gluten that she just couldn’t have.’’


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Calendar of Events THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 10 am—11 am Nature Storytime Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a nature story, activity, and snack. Meet at the Ice Age Center.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 4 pm—5 pm Water Experiment


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Interstate Park is located along the St. Croix River and has its own lake within the park—talk about water access! But how does this measure up to the water of the world? Gather at the Ice Age Center to do some measuring and see for yourself.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 11 am—Noon Beaver Business Learn about the historical—and sometimes wacky— connections between beavers and people. Meet at the Pothole Trail sign.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Geo Nature Hunt Bring your GPS or smartphone and grab some coordinates (and bug spray) at the Ice Age Center. Designed to highlight areas along the trail that may otherwise be overlooked, the Geo Nature Hunt incorporates nature, tracking, and park history.

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The Brothers Helluvit: Winter Adventure in the BWCA Join us at the Ice Age Center as local author, Phil Peterson, tells the story of five brothers that set out into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area—during the winter… on skis! A humorous presentation fun for all ages.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 10 am—11 am Nature Storytime Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a nature story, activity, and snack. Meet at the Ice Age Center.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 1 pm—4 pm Canoe Lessons Wisconsin Interstate Park and the St. Croix River Association are joining forces this fall to promote safety on the water. Meet near the fishing pier on Lake O’ the Dalles to experience this FREE canoeing opportunity. Space is limited, so make sure to arrive early. Life jackets will be provided.

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Welcome to the 69th Annual Amery Fall Festival!

The Kuhl/Gorres/Humpal clan at Grandparents’ Day.

-Bean Bag Tournament in Soo Line Park 7pm -Music by “County Line” under the

big tent 9pm-Midnight *Saturday, September 15 -Kidz Race by the tent 7:30am -5K Walk/Run by the tent 8am -28th Annual Apple River Quilt Guild Show at St Joseph Catholic Church 9am-5pm -Arts & Crafts at Michael Park 9am-3pm -Fine Arts Show at Northern Lakes Center For The Arts 10am-5pm -GRAND PARADE 10:30am…Congratulations to Parade Marshals Kay & Frosty Hermann

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Each year during the festivities, it is a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends plus it’s always fun to see and visit with those we might only see once a year. Many hours of preparation goes into the Fall Festival… thank you to the volunteers for your hard work. Here is a brief rundown of the activities planned for the weekend. The Amery Fall Festival poster with complete details can Pounding be found on the front page of this week’s the Tab… Pavement *Thursday, September 13 Pam Humpal -Earl’s Rides 4-9pm *Friday, September 14 -Earl’s Rides 3-11pm -Music by “Groovin’ 60’s” under the big tent 5-8pm -Pie Bake Off in Soo Line Park 6pm


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-Earl’s Rides 11am-11pm -Music by Jim Armstrong under the big tent Noon-2pm -Music by Karjackers under the big tent 2-7pm -Amery Fire Department Water Fight on Harriman Ave 2pm -Kiddie Tractor Pull on Center St 2pm -Bean Bag Tournament in Soo line Park 2pm -Apple River Race on Bridge St 3pm -Queen Coronation & Little Miss Amery at the high school gym 7pm -Photo Booth 9pm-1am -Music by “Pop Rocks” under the big tent 9pm-1am *Sunday, September 16 -Pancake Breakfast at Amery Community Center 8:30am-12:30pm -Amery FFA Alumni Toy Tractor Show at middle school gym 9am-3pm -28th Annual Quilt Show at St Joseph Catholic Church 10am-3pm -Amery Lion’s Club Classic Car & Motorcycle Show on Harriman Ave 11am-2pm -Movie “Unbroken Circle” shown at Amery Classic Theater 2pm Enjoy your weekend in Amery for the fun-filled Amery Fall Festival! Thank you to all the Amery businesses for taking time out to decorate for the annual Amery Community Club’s Fall Festival Decorating Contest. Once again this year, everyone did an awesome job. Congratulations to the following winners: *Amery Memory Care-Best Over All SEE POUNDING THE PAVEMENT, PAGE 20B

Enjoy the Fall Festival Weekend!

A harvest of memories, a season of thanks! We are thankful to be a part of this wonderful Amery community. Contact us for all your year-round retreat, conference, banquet & meeting space needs.

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POUNDING THE PAVEMENT: Homecoming this week at Amery Schools CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19B

*Golden Age Manor-Best Large Display *Save-A-Lot/Amery Express-Best Outdoor Display *Stems From The Heart-Best Fall Theme *Noah Insurance GroupMost Original *Lamperts Lumber-Best Depiction of Business *Bremer Bank-Best Small Display *Wapo Bible Camp-Honorable Mention Congratulations to this week’s winners in the AFP Football Contest…Diane Magnuson and Briana Schock tied with 8 correct and with picking the Vikings by 7 points. Other entries with 8 correct were Keith Luehman picking the Vikings by 10 points, and Jen Komanec picking the Vikings by 13 points. For your chance to be next week’s winner, simply pick the winning teams, fill out the entry form found in this issue, and drop the entry off at the Amery Free Press office. Good Luck! In case you have seen some students wearing some different looking outfits this week, there is a very logical answer for that…it is Amery’s Homecoming Week! A list of activities and special days can be found in this issue along with

Gavin and Graeme in the water balloon toss. Matt, Graeme, Gavin, Grandma Humpal, me, Bentley, Finn and Ariel.

good luck wishes from various businesses. Have a fun Homecoming! Happy Birthday on Septem-

ber 13 to my nephew, Leo, who will be turning 2 years old, and also on September 19 to my niece, Katie. Enjoy your very special days!

Last Sunday was Grandparents Day and we celebrated the fact at church with games and a picnic lunch. It was a great time for grandkids and grandparents. Like I have said many times…being a grandparent is

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AREA CHURCHES AMERY FREE LUTHERAN, 1 mile west of golf course on CTH F, Eric Christenson, pastor Every Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Worship Service. Call the church office for details 715-268-9218 APPLE RIVER COMMUNITY, 942 US Hwy. 8, Amery Justin Hosking, pastor Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study. Wednesday: 10 a.m. Men’s Bible Study. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. Women’s White Cross BALSAM LUTHERAN, 1115 Mains Crossing, Amery, Dan Watland, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 6 p.m. Confirmation Class. Sunday, Sept. 16: 8:30-9:45 a.m. SLAM & GYM; 9:30 a.m. Property Committee; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:15 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 8:30 a.m. Quilting at Elim. CENTERPOINT, 740 Maple Drive, St. Croix Falls (High school) Dick Enerson, pastor Sunday: 10-11:15 a.m. Worship celebration; Children’s church (SuperKidz) age 4-5th grade; Nursery (KidzKorner) birth-3 years. Cell Groups (small group Bible studies) offered throughout the week. CHURCH OF CHRIST, St. Croix Falls Jack Philips, evangelist Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 10:45 a.m. Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study and Devotions. CLEAR LAKE UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Worship. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. Meal for all; 6 p.m. Church school. CONGREGATIONAL, 201 N. Harriman Ave., Amery Barry Schaefer, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 3:30 p.m. Homework and Hangout; 5:45 p.m. Family Dinner; 6:30 p.m. Float Decorating; 7 p.m. Money Management. Thursday, Sept. 13: 9:30 a.m. Senior Dining Hall Open; 5 p.m. Women’s Bible Study. Friday, Sept. 14: 9 a.m. Pastoral Leaders; 9:30 a.m. Senior Dining Hall Open. Saturday, Sept. 15: 10:30 a.m. Fall Festival Parade and Congo Food Booth. Sunday, Sept. 16: 8:30 a.m. Congregational Giving Meeting; 10 a.m. Worship Service. DEER PARK UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship. DERONDA LUTHERAN, 1239 65th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, Sept. 12: 6 p.m. JAM at Trinity. Thursday, Sept. 13: 9 a.m. Quilting. Sunday, Sept. 16: 9:30 a.m. Worship. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 7 p.m. NUIC Council at Trinity. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.deronda EAST BALSAM BAPTIST, 1816 108th St./CTH I, Balsam Lake, Gabriel Brennan, pastor 715-857-5411 Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship service; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday: Women’s Ministry; 9 a.m. Bible Study. EAST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, south of Amery on Hwy. 46 then west on 20th Ave., Kathy Pennington, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 6 p.m. Anniversary Committee; 7 p.m. Council. Saturday, Sept. 15: 11 a.m. Cheesecake Booth at Amery Fall Festival. Sunday, Sept. 16: 9:30 a.m. GIFT; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 9 a.m. Quilting. EAST LINCOLN ALLIANCE, 735 70th Ave., Amery 715-268-2350 Eric Danielson and Randy Schussman, pastors Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting; 9 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship; 9:30 a.m. Worship service. Child Care and Discovery Land for children are provided during Worship service. Small groups meet throughout the week. Contact the church office for further details. Recharge for Middle and High School students, 6 p.m. every Wednesday. EL SALEM BAPTIST/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER, Dresser, Darryl R. Olson, pastor Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:35 a.m. Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study. ELIM LUTHERAN, Range, Dan Watland, pastor Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Worship. Holy Communion 2nd and 3rd Sundays. Council 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m. FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA), 301 1st Ave. East (across from public beach on Co. Rd. I)Balsam Lake, 715-4853800, Diane Norstad, pastor Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship; Communion first and

last Sunday. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. J.A.M. (Jesus & Me). FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA), 134 Prentice St. S, Clayton Margaret Grant, pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school; 9:45 a.m. Worship; 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 p.m. Mission Quilting Tuesdays 9 a.m. Wednesday evening service 7:15-7:45 p.m. FIRST LUTHERAN, 240 Elm St., Amery Tim Bjorge, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 6 p.m. Confirmation & Parent Night; 7 p.m. Church Council. Thursday, Sept. 13: 8 a.m. Bible Study here; 8:30 a.m. Quilters; 7 p.m. Al Anon. Saturday, Sept. 15: Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 16: 9 a.m. Worship/Bible Study/Teacher Installation; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School, Choir. Monday, Sept. 17: 6-10 p.m. AR Quilt Guild. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 7:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. FIRST LUTHERAN (LCMC), 811 South Ave. W, Clear Lake Bryan S. Anderson, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 6:15 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. 9th Grade Confirmation. Thursday, Sept. 13: 2 p.m. Joanna Circle at Ridgeview Apartments; 3:15 p.m. CEF Party Club at Clear Lake Elementary; 6:30 p.m. Church Council. Saturday, Sept. 15: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study, Women’s (WOW) Annual Gathering at Peace Lutheran Church, Watertown, MN. Sunday, Sept. 16: 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Communion; 9:30 a.m. Fellowship; 9:40 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Traditional Worship with Communion; 11 a.m. Fellowship, 3rd Grade Bible Orientation Class; 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Monday, Sept. 17: 10 a.m. Staff Meeting. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 9 a.m. Quilting. FIRST PRESYTERIAN, 719 Nevada St., St. Croix Falls Barbara Anne Keely, pastor Sunday: 10:15 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship; 11 a.m. Worship. FOREST UNITED METHODIST, John Hazen, pastor Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Worship. FULL GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE, Graytown Merlin Burton, pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Worship. GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN-ELCA, 877 190th Ave. Co. Rd. G, Balsam Lake (Fox Creek) 715-857-5580 Pastor Diane House

Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday. GRACE LUTHERAN - WELS, 460 4th St., Clear Lake, Ellery W. Groth, pastor 715-491-4330 Sunday service 10:15 a.m. HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX, 511 1st St., Clayton, 715-948-2493 Chris Wojcik, pastor Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 1606 165th Ave., Centuria, on CTH I between Balsam Lake and Centuria Freddie Kirk, pastor Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Worship. IMMANUEL EV. LUTHERAN (LCMS), 124 E. Church St., Clayton 715-541-2955 Gregory Becker, pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Divine Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Family Christian Education. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, 65th Ave., rural Clayton Margaret Grant, pastor Immanuel: 8:30 a.m. Worship. JOURNEY CHURCH, 131 Broadway St., Amery Derek Downs, Lead Pastor 715-268-2223 Sundays: Worship service 9 a.m.; All Ages Sunday school beginning Sept. 9 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays: Moms In Prayer 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Journey Church; Moms who gather together each week to pray for our schools and children. Wednesdays (when school is in session) beginning Sept. 5: Free Family Meal from 5:45-6:15 p.m., Kids Club 6:15-7:30 p.m. Kids Club is a place where you get to experience the excitement of worshipping God with songs, games and a Bible study with your friends!; DW Youth Group 6:15-7:30 p.m. meets in the Teen Center Building. For students in grades 6th-12th. Real life topics ... real life answers! Invite your friends! Every other Thursday: Journey Women 6:30 p.m. at Journey Church; Real Women-Real Faith. Saturdays: Men’s Bible Study meets at 7 a.m. in the Teen Center. LITTLE FALLS LUTHERAN, 1272 44th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, Sept. 12: 6 p.m. JAM at Trinity. Thursday, Sept. 13: 9 a.m. WELCA. Sunday, Sept. 16: 11 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Sept. 18: 9 a.m. Quilting; 7 p.m. NUIC Council at Trinity. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.little

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hen we understand the value of money, we try not to waste or squander it. In the same way, our time, our energy, and our inner resources have value and are often squandered. If you are a “morning person,” you probably have more energy and positive thoughts in the early part of the day, and therefore it’s best to get your difficult tasks done early. It is also worth noting that certain thoughts or moods can drain us of our mental and spiritual resources. Positive thoughts and good moods tend to make us more productive and tend to spread positivity to those around us, whereas negative, pessimistic thoughts and bad moods tend to do the reverse. One way to improve our lives that costs nothing is to simply be more positive. Don’t dwell on negative events or the things that aren’t working, but rather try to find simple solutions. It may also help to limit the distractions in our lives. Text messages, emails and other electronic

Amery Free Press distractions often squander our inner resources because they call us away from more positive activities to focus on trivialities. Our attention is one of the most valuable resources we have, and it can be squandered simply by letting modern technology dictate where our attention goes. Pay attention to your inner, spiritual resources, and consider whether you might be a better steward of God’s greatest gift, your soul. – Christopher Simon

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LIVING WORD CHAPEL, Hwy 64 at Forest Randy Dean, pastor Sunday: 8:45-9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10 am. Main service. Wednesday: 7:30 pm. Adults and Teen Ministry. MENNONITE CHURCH, 1681 6 1/2 St., Co. Hwy. P North, Almena, 715-357-3321 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school, all ages; 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service; 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening service. MOE LUTHERAN (ELCA), 451 30th St., Clear Lake Sunday: 10 a.m. Fellowship; 11 a.m. Worship; Potluck lunch 2nd Sunday. Men’s Bible Study 2nd Sunday 6 p.m. Women’s Bible Study 2nd Thursday 1:30 p.m. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY, Amery Craig Jorgenson, pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Prayer. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Youth; 7 p.m. Adult Bible. OTTERCREEK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Glenwood City Civic Center, Jason Taylor, pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship; Children’s church, childcare provided. Wednesday Night Prayer. OUR LADY OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC, Balsam Lake Father Eugene Murphy, pastor Masses: Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN, 217 Deronda St., Amery Keith Ruehlow, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 12 p.m. Table Talk Men; 1:30 p.m. Abigail Circle; 5 p.m. Youth Cafe; 5:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Confirmation Class; 6:15 p.m. Evening Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Youth Group; 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Thursday, Sept. 13: 8:30 a.m. Bible Study; 1:30 p.m. Martha Circle. Sunday, Sept. 16: 9 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 1 p.m. Quilting; 6:30 p.m. Church Council. PRAIRIEVIEW COVENANT, 1396 210th Ave. (2 miles north of New Richmond on 65) Tim Coyer, pastor Sunday: Sunday School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m., Nursery care available; Coffee/fellowship after worship service. Wednesday: Family Night, Worship/Groups for all ages 6-7:30 p.m. REDEEMER LUTHERAN, 600 S. Keller Ave., Amery Tom Hahn, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7:15 p.m. Choir Practice. Friday, Sept. 14: 1 p.m. Food Stand Work Day. Saturday, Sept. 15: Amery Fall Festival. Sunday, Sept. 16: 9:30 a.m. Worship with H/C/S.S.; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship. Lay Ministers: Jim Dittman & Jim Danielson. REEVE EVANGELICAL FREE, Jct. Barron CTH K & A, Clear Lake, Sunday: 9 am. Worship service; 10:15 a.m. Fellowship Time. Wednesday nights: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study and Prayer; Kids Club, Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group (Sept.-May). A variety of small groups (AA, men’s & women’s) are also held throughout the week. ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL, 365 5th St., Clear Lake, Rev. Geri E. Sola Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 a.m. Worship. Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Morning Prayer 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:15 ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 201 N. Adams, St. Croix Falls Sunday: 10 a.m. First three Sundays. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC, Clear Lake, Fr. John Long, pastor Mass: 8 a.m. Wednesday. Mass: 8 a.m. Thursday.

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Mass: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC, 1050 Keller Ave. N, Amery Father Eugene Murphy 715-268-7717 Wednesday, Sept. 12: 9 a.m. Communion Service instead of Mass. Thursday, Sept. 13: 6:30 p.m. GriefShare Meeting. September 15 & 16: Apple River Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show in Social Hall ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, Forest, John Wilman, pastor Thursday, Sept. 13: 1 p.m. Bible Study. Friday, Sept. 14-Saturday, Sept. 15: Pastor’s Day Off. Sunday, Sept. 16: 8 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 9 a.m. Fellowship. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, Deer Park, John Wilman, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: Pastor Visiting Shut-Ins. Friday, Sept. 14-Saturday, Sept. 15: Pastor’s Day Off. Sunday, Sept. 16: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 9 a.m. Fellowship; 9:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 10:30 a.m. Confirmation. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST, 76 20th Ave., Clear Lake John Redlich, pastor 715-645-2230; Head Elder Paul Hasman 715-671-3697 Saturday Services: Adult and Children’s Bible Study 9:30 a.m.; Church 11 a.m. Midweek Service: Wednesday 7 p.m. Call Head Elder for location in winter months. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (Mormons), 644 S. 6th St., Barron Chapel 715-537-3679 Bishop Kenneth Konesky 715-7190283 Sunday: Sacrament 10 a.m.; Sunday School/Primary 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood/Relief Society 12:10 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN of Garfield, 1578 85th Ave., Amery Lori Peper, pastor 715-268-9577 Wednesday, Sept. 12: 6 p.m. JAM at Trinity. Sunday, Sept. 16: 8 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Sept. 18: 7 p.m. NUIC Council at Trinity. See our website for up-to-date scheduling www.trinity UNITED COVENANT, 348 5th St. NW, Clear Lake Dan Pearson, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 5:30 p.m. Community Meal; 6 p.m. Kid’s Blast, CREW; 6:15 p.m. Adult Study; 7 p.m. Worship Practice T-3. Thursday, Sept. 13: 3:15 p.m. CEF @ Clear Lake Elementary School Commons. Sunday, Sept. 16: 9:30 a.m. Worship Practice T-3; 10 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m. Friendship Builders @ Ridgeview. Monday, Sept. 17: 5 p.m. Grief Support Group @ Margaret Peterson’s. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 8 a.m. Sweet Hour of Prayer; 6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study @ Lynn Pickard’s. UNITED METHODIST, GLENHILLS PARISH Marybeth Scow, pastor Emerald UMC: 8:30 a.m. Worship with Sunday school. Glenwood City UMC: 9:45 a.m. Worship with Sunday school. Downing UMC: 11 a.m. Worship with Sunday school. WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN, ELCA, 447 180th St., Osceola, Rexford D. Brandt, pastor Wednesday, Sept. 12: 9 a.m. Men’s Work Group; 6:15-7 p.m. Confirmation Supper; 7-8 p.m. Confirmation Classes. Sunday, Sept. 16: 9 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Rally Day; 10:30 a.m. Worship with blessings of the backpacks and new drivers. Tuesday, Sept. 18: 7 p.m. Council Meeting. WORD OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP, Clear Lake Patricia and Harlen Wienke, pastors Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Tuesday: 9 a.m. Healing Rooms by appointment. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study.

Christine Combs

Cristine Combs, age 66 of Amery, died on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Willow Ridge Healthcare in Amery. A Celebration of Life and visitation for Christine Combs will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery. For further information and to sign the on line guest book, please visit Arrangements are being made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Amery.

Carol Sandberg Carol Sandberg, age 90 of Amery, died on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Amery Memory Care in Amery. Funeral Services are pending. For further information and to sign the on line guest book, please visit Arrangements are being made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Amery.


Barbara Nilssen Griffiths

Barbara Nilssen Griffiths, age 65, of Edina, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at home from acute leukemia. Barbara was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, to Laurence and Lillian N Nilssen. She attended Clear L Lake schools and went on to a achieve degrees in Dietetics ffrom Stout, University of W Wisconsin, and Master of B Business Administration ffrom Bucknell University, P Pennsylvania. Barbara w was active in state and llocal Dietetic Associations a and school food service o organizations. Barb was an e enthusiastic ski instructor at Highlands Hills in the Twin Cities metro for many years, exemplifying her interest in mentoring young people and giving her best to their future success. Barb is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gary Griffiths, son Evan (Katie), grandson Emmett, sisters Brenda and Bonnie, brothers Brad, Larry, and Carl, sisters in law Caryn, Leslie and Margaret, and mother in law Meryl. Funeral services are planned for 3 p.m. Friday, September 14th at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th and Knox, Minneapolis, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation and burial is planned to take place in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 15th with visitation hours from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Scheuermann Funeral Home, in Clear Lake. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution be made to the Nilssen scholarship fund at Clear Lake schools.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018


Walter Wallace Moskal

Walter Wallace Moskal, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home on August 27, 2018. He was born on July 23, 1928 at home in the Town of Vance Creek, Clayton, WI, the son of John and Mary M Moskal. He was the oldest o of four children. Walter, a along with his siblings Ele eanor, Tatina and William, g grew up on a dairy farm iin Vance Creek. He was bapttized and served as an altar b boy in the Russian Orthod dox Church. Walter attende ed grades 1-8 at Jones Creek c country school house. He w was a proud graduate of C Clayton High School; where he played basketball, football and baseball and made life-long friendships. After graduation he joined the Army, serving as a Sergeant in Germany during the Korean War. Shortly after his return from the Army, he met his future wife, Carol Peterson. After several dates for dinner, movies and dancing, they were soon engaged. On November 9, 1956, Walter married his beloved Carol at Grace Lutheran Church in Clear Lake in a double ceremony with Carol’s sister, Virginia, and Wilburn Martin. Together, Walter and Carol made their home in Clear Lake, raising four daughters; Cynthia, Vicki, Lauri and Terri. He was a devoted husband and father. Walter worked hauling milk for Ed Spurlock, later purchasing his own truck and milk route for Wis-

consin Dairies. He enjoyed traveling the Wisconsin countryside in his milk truck and building relationships with the farmers and families on his route. A car ride wasn’t complete without him recounting the farms where he hauled milk. In 1978 Walter sold his business, going to work for the Town of Clear Lake as a patrolman; hauling gravel, grading roads and plowing show. During this time he purchased a herd of milking cows, renting the barn for several years from his neighbor, Russell Booth. After his Carol’s death in 1991, Walter retired, moved from the family home he had built, and bought a cabin on Lake Magnor. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, gardening and working on puzzles. The light of his life was spending time with many family members. He was delighted to become a grandfather to seven very special grandchildren. Each one brought him joy in so many different ways. Walter was their biggest fan; cheering loudly and enthusiastically from the bleachers at athletic events, watching them in the band, music concerts, Christmas programs, taking them fishing on his boat and hunting. Walter proudly and patiently taught them how to plant and tend the garden and how to can his famous garlic dill pickles. Each July he looked forward to the entire family vacationing up in Cornucopia, WI, where he spent many of his summers as a child. He led the grandkids on hikes to the waterfalls, took them blueberry picking and bear watching, and led singalongs to Burl Ives classics. He took his job as the vacation breakfast chef seriously, and made the very best blueberry pancakes. Walter never forgot the little things, and took pride in picking out the sweetest birthday cards and sending funny cards to the kids, just because.

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Stanley C. Skifstad

John R Robert, age 71, traveling light, took the 6:30pm flight on August 19, 2018 from Regions Hospital in St. Paul to the far reaches of the unknown galaxy. He is deeply missed by his w wife Kathy of 46 years; child dren, Chelsea (Jason), Shann na (Joel) and Leah; grandc children; Sophia, Otto, L Lewis, Theodore, Winston, M Mimi and Cecilia; siblings, J Judith (Jack), Casey (Anke) a and Diana (Alberto). He is p predeceased by his parents a and his brother Jim. John had a passion for flyi ing. He had a private pilot’s license and could be seen almost daily soaring above Amery in his Cessna 172. He loved laughing, telling jokes and being with his family and friends. The Celebration of life will by Sunday, October 28th at 11:00am at the Amery Community Center, 608 Harriman Ave., Amery, WI.

Stanley Charles Skifstad, age 95, of New Richmond, went home to be with his Lord September 3, 2018 at Our House Senior Living in New Richmond. A Memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturd day, September 15, 2018 at F First Baptist Church in N New Richmond with Pastor K Kevin Morris, officiating. A Time of Gathering will b one hour prior to the be s service. Private internment will t take place at a later date. Stanley was born April 2 1923, the youngest of 28, s children to Albert and six M (Dahl) Skifstad in New May Richmond. Throughout his childhood, he, along with his siblings sang at local church gatherings and his musical abilities carried on into adulthood. As family members left the home to establish their own families, Stanley stayed behind to help his parents. After his father passed away in 1942, he and his Mom moved from place to place, renting the residences they resided in the New Richmond area. In 1947, they found the dairy farm they wanted located a couple miles north of Star Prairie. It is there he resided until 1977. His mother passed away in January,1966. He was united in marriage December 30, 1950 to Carmen L. Wenstad at the Star Prairie Covenant Church. To this union, four children were born. Stanley served the Lord at his church as a Sunday

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Redeemer Lutheran hosts Friendship Sunday Redeemer Lutheran Church will host an outdoor worship service (indoors if inclement weather) led by “Higher Vision Quartet” on Sunday, September 23 at 9:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a delicious brunch. Enjoy the Word with friends, fellowship and fun!

With grandchildren grown up, Walter spent time with a special lady, Mary Sveda. They enjoyed going to different casinos and sharing their time. More blessings were added to his life with the arrival of seven great-grandchildren. He loved holding those babies, reading to them, doing puzzles with them, and was a great sport about attending their birthday parties and special events. With health issues a year and a half ago, Walter moved from his cabin to an apartment in Clear Lake. He celebrated his 90th birthday on July 23. Walter leaves a legacy as a man of quiet but unwavering faith, a devoted father and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Preceding him in death are his wife, Carol Moskal; parents, John & Mary Moskal; sister, Tatina Donath. Surviving family includes daughters: Cynthia (Larry) Nilssen, Vicki (Jim) Greger, Lauri Moskal and Terri (Bob) Moe; grandchildren: Christopher (Meekin) Witthoft, Nickolas (Nicole) Witthoft, Jordan Witthoft, Angela Greger, Rebecca (Clayton) Wohlk, Leah (Ian) Isakson and Aric Moe; great-grandchildren: Alexis Witthoft, Kinley Witthoft, Lennon Witthoft, Grace Isakson, Lydia Isakson, Samuel Isakson and Cora Wohlk; brother William (Laurice) Moskal; sister Eleanor Eggert; many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A funeral service was held at First Lutheran church in Clear Lake, WI on Saturday, September 1, 2018 with Pastor Bryan Anderson officiating. Music was provided by Brian Wick. The casket bearers were Christopher Witthoft, Nickolas Witthoft, Jordan Witthoft, Aric Moe, Ian Isakson and Clayton Wohlk. Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, WI with Military Honors – All Clear Lake Veterans Honor Guard.

School teacher, church officer and musician. In 1977, Stanley and Carmen sold the farm and moved into New Richmond. He worked for a period of time on a farm between Hudson and River Falls and then at a foundry in New Richmond. The number one goal in Stanley's life was to glorify God in all he said and did. He was a prayer warrior, praying for his family, his church and many missionaries on a daily basis. He desired that his grand kids and their children grow in their Christian faith and to keep their eyes on Jesus. The family wishes to thank the Our House Assisted Living staff who have provided gracious care for the past three years and to 'Interim Healthcare' Hospice staff for care and service for the past eight months. Remaining to serve the Lord are his children, Glen (Terri) Skifstad, Grantsburg; Galen (Marianne) Skifstad, New Richmond; and Jeannice (Robert) Dunlap, Waterloo, IA; grandchildren, Leah (Zach) Lade, Grantsburg; Cari (Gabe) Van Natta, Rice Lake; Laura Skifstad Meyer (fiance, Brian St. Martin), Coon Rapids, MN; and Carissa Skifstad, Superior; Joel Dunlap, Louisville, KY; Eric Dunlap, Ames, IA; and Bethany Dunlap, Waterloo, IA; great grandchildren, Ellie and Eva Lade; and Morgan Meyer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him to glory are his wife, Carmen; an infant daughter, Susan; his parents; five siblings and their spouses, two nieces and two nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials received will be sent to World Gospel Mission. The Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of New Richmond is in charge of the arrangements.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Changing of the flags


Steve Helling thanks attendees for coming to the flag raising at Heritage Flag Park.


Members of the Amery Area VFW raise the American Flag during Saturday’s ceremony. APRIL ZIEMER|AMERY FREE PRESS

Chuck Williamson and Allen (Bones) McCarty participate in the changing of flags.

2018 AMERY FALL FESTIVAL Sept 13-16, 2018 Fall of ‘69


If you step back and view all of the flags displayed at the city’s Heritage Flag Park, it becomes apparent that Amery can be compared to a big quilt made up of many pieces stitched together. The Woodland Lakes Rotary Club has flags flying that have been sponsored by residents who are proud to see colors and symbols belonging to nations of their heritage displayed. Saturday September 8th marked the annual changing of flags at the park. Every fall, flags are lowered and given to the people who sponsored them the previous year. New brightly colored flags are then raised to fly until the following September. The program began with words from Steve Helling of Woodland Lakes Rotary Club. Helling shared with observers that he receives a great amount of positive feedback from community members and visitors about the park that welcomes people as they enter Amery from the South. He said that he enjoys seeing waves and hearing cars beep as he is up keeping the park during the weekends. “Sometimes I recognize the cars driving by honking, and sometimes I do not. Sometimes it might just be a visitor passing through and appreciating the park and flags”, said Helling. He also shared that the Rotary Club was missing the presence of Rob Bursik who passed away earlier this year. Helling said Bursik; the owner of Dragonfly Gardens was a huge supporter of the park. He donated plants and landscaping. He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to assist with Heritage Flag Park. Helling thanked Dragonfly Gardens for again this year donating plants. After members of the Amery area V.F.W. conducted a ceremony lowering last year’s American Flag and raising this year’s; Lamoine Maclaughlin led observers in the singing of the National Anthem. Sponsors of this years flags, and other volunteers were then able to raise the new ones. Newly added this year was a flag representing the Philippines. Heritage Flag Park is just one of many projects handled by the Rotary Club. Members of the club are proud to raise funds that are deposited back into the well being of the community. The club yearly gives out scholarships and hosts a variety of activities. On Saturday September 15th during the Amery Fall Festival, Rotary members will be hosting the “Apple River Race” on Bridge Street. If you would like more information about Heritage Flag Park, would like to sponsor a flag, or are interested in learning about other Rotary activities; please contact a member of the Woodland Lakes Rotary Club.



2 Kiddie Tractor Pull 4

“Big” Tent

(Saturday-Center St)

Music, Beer Garden, Food, Bean Bag Tournament, Photo Booth, Pie Contest (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

3 Arts & Crafts


(Friday & Sat.-Soo Line Park) (Saturday-Michael Park)

5 Carnival


(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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Harriman Ave


City Hall


3. Amery Congregational Church Breaded pork loin on-a-stick

Center St.

Soo Line Park


Fire Hall


4. Amery Inquiring Minds Prime rib sandwich with Au Jus, pie

Cattail Trail

5 Baker St.

Apple River

Lampert Lumber

Amery Express Save-a-Lot

Apple River TV Amery Free Press

Central Ave. Dairy Queen

Parking Areas

Noah Ins.


Apple River Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show (Saturday & Sunday)


Tac II


Rotary Apple River Race

2. Amery Boy Scout Troop #9146 Turkey legs, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, soda, water

Riverside Blvd

Amery Telcom


(Sunday-Harriman Ave)

1. Amery Band Boosters Tacos

Birch St. Bar

Club 53

Lion’s Club Car & Motorcycle Show

(Saturday-Bridge St)



Slumberland Clearance Ctr

Dept Water Fight 6 Fire (Saturday-Harrriman Ave)

Amery Meat Mkt

Freedom Center Gas Station

4 Michael Park


5. Amery Lion’s Club Pork chops, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, and lemonade 6. Amery Wrestling Club Pork loin sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, pop, and water 7. Clear Lake United Methodist Church Baked potatoes with toppings (beef stroganoff, broccoli & cheese, sour cream)

8. East Immanuel Lutheran Church Cheesecake and coffee

15. Redeemer Lutheran Church Hamburgers,pie, and pop

9. Grigg’s Cuisine Gyros and Chicken Oregano on pita bread, Greek salad on pita bread, Baklava

16. St. Croix County Farmers Union Ellsworth deep fried cheese curds and potato fries

10. Holy Donuts Variety of mini-donuts 11. Joel Homemakers Bluecheese burgers, corn dogs, pop, and water 12. Kelch Concessions Cheese curds, corn dogs, and mini donuts 13. Lakes Hawaiian Ice Shaved ice 14. Da Beef Stand Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago style hot dogs

17. 4 Reasons Kettle Korn Kettle corn, lemonade slushies, caramel apple slices, cheese corn, pop, and water

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