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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017 VOL. 55 NO. 31 $1.00


A hub of humanity: The Grantsburg Public Library BY SEAN DEVLIN SENTINEL


Easter Egg Hunt fun Macy Bistram, who turns one on May 11, is shielded from the rain by her mom Kayla’s umbrella during the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Coyland Creek. More photos on page 15.

GRANTSBURG— A Hershey bar once cost .50 cents. Now it’s a $1.49 in most places. Gas prices fluctuate like the tides and college tuitions are so costly they are almost comical. Library services are free— still. However, the main argument seems to be that a Kindle, laptop or smart phone can serve as a library. A room full of books is irrelevant. Yes, it is true that a person can carry thousands of books around in their pocket or handbag, but are books all modern libraries offer? Far from it. “We are not a business. We are a service,” said Kristina Kelley-Johnson, the Grantsburg Library Director since 2014. “This is a free resource that you have. Not just to check out books, but to spend time with your families. I want anybody who finds they can use this library to use it. It’s yours,” she said. With all of the resources available to the community, the Grantsburg Pubic Library serves as an extension of the home. It is an archaic idea that a library is solely a warehouse of books. Here in Grantsburg, the director and her crew offer the community a wide range of resources. Some of these resources include: Wi-Fi, computer access, tax filing service, local genealogy assistance provided by volunteer historians, a free database, meeting rooms for not-for-profit organizations, and literacy programs for preschool and grade school age children. The director focuses much of her time catering to families SEE LIBRARY, PAGE 6

‘Six-foot hurdle’ blocking emergency communications BY STEVE BRIGGS SENTINEL

HERTEL—More than $200,000 in new digital emergency communications equipment sits idle, never used, as Burnett County, the St. Croix Band of Chippewa and a power company wrangle over a six-foot easement. The emergency equipment that would assist law enforcement, fire protection and ambulance service has no electrical hookup. The issue affects not only the Hertel area but most of northeastern Burnett County and another tower in southeastern Burnett County, including the towns of Rusk, Dewey and Roosevelt. It further hampers inter-county communications from reaching the Barronnett tower in southeastern Burnett County. At last Wednesday’s Infrastructure Committee meeting, Burnett County Administrator Nate Ehalt explained the situation, “As you committee members SEE WATER TOWER, PAGE 16

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Fourwinds Complex to add A&W Restaurant


This orange-fenced area about 40x50 feet next to the Fourwinds gas station/convenience store will be the site of an A&W restaurant with drive-through. Plans are to open by mid-July. SIREN – An A&W restaurant with double drive-through lanes will be the next addition to the Fourwinds Complex grocery story, gas station/convenience store, liquor store and car wash. The goal is to open the A&W by mid-July. The “Link Stop A&W” at the Fourwinds complex on Airport Road north of Siren will be attached to the gas station/convenience store. The A&W fast-food stop plans to hire 50-60 people at a job fair planned for early June. It will have seating for 50 customers and operate from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Breakfast hours may be added at a later date. The A&W will be owned and operated by Link International Investments, LLC and supervised by Kelly Boese of Minong. Steve Briggs, Sentinel

New St. Croix Casino Hertel, Hertel Express to open May 1

HERTEL—The all-new St. Croix Casino Hertel and Hertel Express will open with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 1 at the new facility, just east of the current Hertel Turtle Express on State Highway 70 west of Hertel. The public is welcome to attend. When the ribbon-cutting ceremony concludes, the casino will open for gaming and dining. In addition to the new casino with 250 slot machines, the new facility will include “Gatherings,” a 50-seat, sit-down restaurant offering daily specials and a full menu. A full-service truckers’ suite will provide lounge-type seating, WiFi, private shower rooms with sink and toilet and free laundry facilities for truckers. The complex will also include a gas station, convenience store, a new diesel truckers’ fuel fill area with additional parking for truckers; and a cigar shop with a drive-up window and walk-in humidor. The casino complex will include an RV Park that will open on Saturday, May 27 with drive-thru sites including power, fire ring, picnic tables and WiFi hookups. In the future, campers will also have access to a registration/clubhouse offering a lounge with games, a sitting area and private shower/toilet facilities. An adjacent amphitheater will accommodate 850 seated guests with additional seating on a grassy hillside. The new amphitheater will open May 26 with a free, 5 p.m. concert featuring Arch Allies and with opening acts Chris Kroeze and Paisan and the Family Brass. Fireworks will follow the show. Everyone is invited to attend this Memorial Weekend kickoff concert.

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PINE CITY — Pine County Sheriff’s Department and insurance company personnel are investigating a fire they believe was intentionally set in the men’s bathroom at the Pine City Country Store, a gas station/convenience store owned and operated by Cliff and Darla Harper of the Grantsburg County Store. Cliff Harper said the insurance investigators suspect the fire was started at the electronic hand sanitizer dispenser. The investigators said the sanitizer liquid is about 70 percent alcohol and can catch fire when exposed to flame. After it was set afire, the sanitizer fell from its wall-mount to the floor against the wall in a corner where the fire spread into the bathroom wall, insulation, ceiling tiles, ductwork and into a second bathroom. Dense smoke filled the store and deposited black soot on ceilings, shelves, store fixtures and merchandise. “We had to close the store immediately,” Cliff Harper said. He added the insurance company brought in a professional cleanup crew, who discarded enough smoke- and fire-damaged merchandise and equipment to fill a 10-yard dumpster. “They have lot of clean-up yet to do and we will be shut down for almost two weeks,” said Harper. They hope to re-open the Pine City Country Store on Friday, April 21. The Harpers said authorities have identified one or more young male suspects who were observed at the scene of the fire, which occurred about 4 p.m. Monday, April 10. Fire and smoke damaged both bathrooms enough that they had to be demolished and replaced, Darla Harper said. The insurance investigators estimated structural damages at $60-70,000, plus another $30-40,000 in lost merchandise. She said insurance will help cover business losses in addition to the repair and cleanup expenses. Pine City Fire Department extinguished and investigated the fire. They were assisted in their investigation by Pine County Sheriff’s deputies and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall. “Someone is going to pay for it,” Cliff Harper said. “The insurance company will probably go after the suspects or their parents.”


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Fine Arts Festival Thursday afternoon Grantsburg Middle School will host its second annual Fine Arts Festival on Thursday afternoon, April 20 at the Middle School gymnasium. Arts displays and performances will be held from 2-6 p.m. The event is free and everyone is invited.

Century farms to be noted at Historical Society annual meeting GRANTSBURG—The public is invited to Grantsburg Historical Society’s annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Crex Meadows Visitor Center. The program will include history, photos and stories of Century Farms – area farms and the families that have worked them for more than 100 years. Crex Wildlife Educator Lauren Finch of Grantsburg will discuss the Karner Blue Butterfly.

Lake Country Pedalers fundraiser dinner, raffle April 22 WEBSTER—Lake Country Pedalers Bicycle Club of Burnett County will hold a dinner and movie night fundraiser Saturday, April 22 at the Webster Community Center. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a raffle for a fat-tire bike raffle at 7 p.m. and bicycle movies. A selection of craft beers will be available all evening from Ashland’s South Shore Brewery. Lake Country Pedalers promote fun and safe bicycling in Burnett County. A portion of the proceeds will promote Burnett County as a bicycling destination. The club is active in promoting and developing the Kiezer Lake bike trails and campsites. For more information, see the Lake County Pedalers Facebook page or call 715-8668600.

Festival Theatre presents Carrie Elkin in concert ST. CROIX FALLS—Carrie Elkin, with special guest Danny Schmidt, is the second concert in Festival Theatre’s Concert Series

season. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, Carrie Elkin will wow her audience at the Black Box Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at, by emailing or by calling the box office at 715-483-3387. Join Festival Theatre’s email list or follow the Festival Theatre on Facebook to be first to hear concert events and dates.

Library Spring Gala April 29 The Friends of the Grantsburg Public Library annual Spring Gala will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Crex Convention center in Grantsburg. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Following the meal, featured speaker is Polk County author Sara Deluca. She grew up on a dairy and sheep farm and has written memoirs Dancing the Cows Home and The Crops Look Good. Ticket information is available at the library or by calling 715-463-2244.

Cancer Fundraiser LEWIS—A non-profit group called “The Party of a Lifetime” has organized a cancer benefit set for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Sundown Saloon in Lewis. Food will be served throughout the event including tacos, brats and hotdogs. Family fun includes bingo, kids games and a bouncy house. Raffles will be held throughout the day with an auction at 5 p.m. Local favorite dance band “Freeway Jam” will play starting at 8 p.m. Proceeds will go to local individuals and the American Cancer Society.

Prescription drug ‘Take Back Day’ April 29 BURNETT COUNTY— The National DEA Prescription Take Back Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Locations include A&H Senior Center, Grantsburg Village Hall, Burnett County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Croix Tribal Police Department. Medicines that sit in

home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Many people do not know how to properly dispose of unused medications, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away. Both are potential safety and environmental hazards. The Burnett County Police Departments will work directly with the DEA to properly dispose of the medications. For more information on what will and will not be accepted, call the Burnett County Prevention Office at 715-349-2155; email that office at; or visit

MEETINGS THURS., THUR TH URS UR S AP APRI APRIL RIL RI L 20 Grantsburg Historical Society Annual meeting 6:30 p.m. Crex Visitor Ctr

MONDAY, APRIL 24 Grantsburg School Board 5 p.m. Board Room

Northland Beekeepers 7 p.m. Rm 165 Burnett County Govt Cntr

THURS., APRIL 27 Parkinson’s Support Group 2:30 p.m. Burnett Medical Center

Woodland Chorale concert April 29 FREDERIC—Woodland Chorale will present a concert entitled “For the Beauty of the Earth” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Frederic High School Performing Arts Center. Enjoy an evening of beautiful chorale music presented by the Woodland Chorale under the direction of Dr. Harry Johansen. During an intermission with refreshments, free-will donations will be accepted to benefit local school music departments.

Taste Of Siren May 13 SIREN—The annual Taste of Siren will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at Northwoods Crossing Event Center at Tesora Restaurant. This year’s non-profit partner is Faith’s Lodge. Siren area dining establishments and select wine, brewery and beverage businesses will provide food and beverage “tastes.” Proceeds from the event’s raffles, games and auctions will support Faith’s Lodge... “a place where hope grows.” Admission is $20 per person or $35 per couple. Advance ticket purchase includes entry into Siren Chamber of Commerce’s grand drawing. For more information, call 715-349-8399/800-788-3164 or and

MONDAY, MAY 1 Webb Lake Town Meeting 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 4 Webb Lake Men’s Club 11:30 a.m. Lumberjack Eatery & Saloon

Siren Village Board 2 p.m. Village office

MONDAY, MAY 8 Disabled American Vets Chapter 66 6:30 p.m. Government Center, Siren

American Legion Post 185 7 p.m. Legion Hall

Grantsburg Village Board 6 p.m. Board Room, Community Center

Grantsburg School Board 5 p.m. Board Room

Town of Grantsburg Board 5:30 p.m.

Scott Town Board meeting 7 p.m. at Town Hall

LaFollette Town Board meeting 7 p.m. at TownHall

Meenon Town Board 7 p.m.



Webb Lake Community Club 1 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 Yellow Lake Food Distribution 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Connections, next to Minit Mart

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A&H Sr. Citizens Center Grantsburg Village Hall Burnett Co. Sheriff’s Dept. St. Croix Tribal Police Dept.

Washburn Co. Humane Soc. Benefit Food & Wine tasting event 5-8 p.m. Former Larsen Auto Building Spooner

Taco Feed Fundraiser Hope & Healing Event 4 to 6:30 p.m. meal 7 p.m. speaker Siren School Commons

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Dewey Town Meeting

Friends of Library Gala Dinner

5 p.m. Grantsburg Senior Center

6 p.m. Social, 7 p.m. Dinner Crex Convention Center Grantsburg

Grantsburg Historical Society Annual meeting 6:30 p.m. Crex Meadows Education Center



Upper St. Croix Valley League of Women Voters

Spaghetti dinner, bike raffle, movie Lake County Bike Club benefit 5-7 p.m. Webster Community Center

Annual meeting open to the public 3- 5 p.m. at Cafe Wren, Luck

Taco Bingo Night


Webster Education Association 4 p.m. Saturday, WHS


Alliance of Grantsburg Churches Taco Feed Fundraiser Speaker

‘Taste of West Sweden’ 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grace Lutheran, West Sweden Freewill offering


THURSDAY, APRIL 27 Parkinson’s Support Group


2:30 p.m. Burnett Medical Center

Progressive Dinner 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. servings Tickets available at area churches

MAY 17-JUNE 21

Smelt Fry Noon-8 p.m. Baldwin American Legion

Prescription Drug Take-back Day

7:30 p.m.

Anderson Town Meeting

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free to Siren village residents Charge for some items Lodge Center Arena Card party, silent auction, refreshments Noon, Siren Senior Center

Senior Dining Evening Meal

7 p.m.

Daniels Town Meeting

Siren Village Cleanup

Siren Senior Center Fundraiser

Emily Stone, Cable Museum Naturalist 6:30 p.m. Larsen Family Pub. Lib., Webster

Swiss Town Meeting

Grief Support Group Regional Hospice Services 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays Bethany Lutheran Church, Siren No charge, Call 715-635-9077

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WED., MAY 10 Webster Village Board 6 p.m. Village Hall

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Out for a walk and... It’s not news that a good, long walk after a long day is healthy. I’d say we have it pretty good up here: lakes, pines, eagles. And, of course, all the trails that offer miles of mind-freeing expedition. Well, behind my house is the Gandy Dancer Trail. I have found myself on many nights just strolling down past where a beaver has marked nearly every tree within 30 yards. At the base of the trunks, shreds of bark are scattered like confetti, and I am delighted each night to see how much has accumulated since my last visit. Every now and then I hear the smack of his tail against the water which is quickly followed by the frantic flutter of duck wings until they settle in the pond on the opposite side of the trail. It’s a melody with different variations each time. Now, further on down where lakes and ponds are not visible, I have felt my pace quicken — the darkness of Sentinel the woods is both romantic and a bit chilling. One night, I was parEditor ticularly calm because my mind Sean Devlin due to a new job - could not possibly manage strenuous thinking; I was gassed. So, my walk was pleasant as I remember focusing on the smells around me, mainly the pines. I wasn’t aware of how far I walked or the time of night. The world was silent and a slight breeze enhanced the coveted pine fragrance. Then, the stillness was ambushed by furious flapping to my right. Twigs and rusty leaves were flying up and falling down all in about a five-foot area. I had been carrying a mug of tea and much of it was running down my arm and I was facing a different direction then I had seconds before. Oh, and I may have shouted something. Soon I was laughing despite being paranoid that an angry turkey may confront me on the topic of disturbing his or her... something. After about 40 steps further down the trail and an embarrassing number of over-the-shoulder checks, I was back to smelling the pines and kicking pine-cones down the dusty lane. I found myself by a lake; I don’t know what lake as I haven’t studied a map quite yet, but it was a lovely lake with a dozen houses sitting sleepy on its shores. Then I saw the sign. POSTED: KEEP OFF: UNLAWFUL. The small sign, the size a cereal box, had been tied to a metal fence. And not 10 feet way was another sign, identical in message, nailed to a pine tree. There were three signs in total posted on this property. On my walk back, I began to notice more of these signs on several properties, weathered signs which seem to have melted into the fence. I hope they have not been subject to crime or harassment, but I also hope these signs do not hang in pure defense — a statement tinged with threat for the “just in case.” It’s a topic that I can’t seem to shake. Not to mention, it enforces a feeling of separation and muddies the scenery. Tell me what you think. By phone, 715- 463-2341. By email, And, do check out our site and Facebook page; we keep a few stories running on each.


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I hope you had a great Easter weekend with friends and family. One of the joys for my wife and I was having our daughters and granddaughters come to our home for a sleepover and Easter-egg related fun the next day. Filling plastic eggs with candy is a task that I have helped with for many years. During the years that my daughters were growing up, I would hide the eggs. They would be hidden outdoors if the weather was nice, inFrom the Publisher’s doors if it wasn’t so nice. One of the extra flourishes I enjoyed Desk was writing a note to my daughters. I would write the note left handed (I’m Tom Stangl right handed), grasping the pen with i h d I printed the note and reversed some my entire hand. letters — e and s mainly — and commented about how hard it was to write without a thumb. Yes, it was corny, but it was my way of making Easter special for my daughters. Recently when we were discussing those early Easters, my daughters told me that they had figured out — thanks to my notes — that I was the Easter Bunny many years ago, but played along, not wanting to spoil my fun. When the granddaughters visit, we play at the park or in the back yard and if the weather isn’t so nice, we play inside. Eventually, we turn to electronic screens for entertainment. One of the joys of my childhood was watching the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon shorts produced by Warner Brothers from 1930 to 1969. Designed to be part of a movie program that would include a newsreel and perhaps a short film, the cartoons

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were not exactly targeted at children. As a child, I watched the shorts in glorious black and white every weekday afternoon after getting home from school. For many years, the shorts were aired on Saturday mornings as well. If you want to watch these animated shorts today, you will need to shell out some money to purchase them on DVD. I received several collections from my children as Christmas presents in the past, and one of the things I enjoy doing with the granddaughters is watching Bugs Bunny. The collection that I own has an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg on every disc. Goldberg comes on screen and praises the timeless comedic genius of the Looney Tunes before beginning a mini lecture about how racist and insensitive some of the portrayals of women, minorities and ethnic groups were, and that they were a product of their times. Goldberg says that it would be wrong to censor these cartoons, but they should be viewed as entertainment only. I appreciate the sentiment and agree to a certain point, but I think including the “disclaimer” on one disc would have been enough. I have never considered these cartoons anything but funny, but I’m a white guy. I have never believed that women, minorities and ethnic groups portrayed in the cartoons were anything but caricatures, like the idiot giant who says to Bugs Bunny, “DUH…you can’t fool me — I’m a moron!” To read anything more into these classics which have aged remarkably well is just plain wrong. I will still enjoy them with my grandchildren. Laughter is something we could all use more of in this life. 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. Guarding Your Right To Know Since 1875

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR ‘Thank ‘Th k you ffor your service’ i ’


To the Editor: Whenever I see a person in uniform, whether they are military, law enforcement, fire-fighters or emergency responders, I make it a point to walk up to them and say, “Thank you for your service.” Recently I have been on the “receiving end” of that expression of appreciation, either in uniform or while wearing my “U.S. Navy - Retired” cap. It is a humbling experience. A couple of years ago, I was on an early morning flight from Norfolk, VA to Minneapolis. As I was buckling myself into my coach-section seat in the back of the plane, the airline attendant came to me and announced: “A gentleman up in first class has requested to change seats with you.” At first I resisted, but a couple of fellow passengers said, “Go ahead sailor, you deserve it.” When I arrived at the first-class section, the gentlemen stood up, smiled and said: “This is just my way of saying thank you for your service to our country.” I was deeply moved by his generous gesture. I hope he enjoyed my pop and peanuts in coach while I feasted on his full-course breakfast, enjoyed an abundance of leg room and appreciated the first-class restroom nearby! This past week, clad again in my “Retired Navy” cap, I was shopping at a Minnesota Wal-mart store. At the express check-out, the final tally came to just under $57. But, my credit card would not work in their new “chip reader.” The supervisor came, attempted

the same, but to no avail. I explained that I hadn’t enough cash with me to cover my purchase, and could I work this out at the Customer Service desk? She said that may be an option, so with my cartful of bagged purchases, I moved forward a few paces and proceeded to call the credit card company on my cell phone. One of the two customers who had to wait through my awkward dilemma walked by with her cart of purchases, gave me a warm smile and said, “Thank you for your service.” I thanked her for her patience and kindness and went on with my call. A couple seconds later, the supervisor came up to me with a tally of my purchases and announced, “There’s no charge. That customer who just left the store has paid for your purchases. She said it was her way of thanking you for your service to our country.” At that point, I totally lost it and burst into tears! Then the supervisor smiled and said: “Maybe you can ‘pay it forward,’ though I think you have already through your service to our country.” In this time of political division, when I feel discouraged about the state of our nation’s future, my hope is rekindled through these selfless acts of patriotism! Perhaps we are yet “one nation under God, indivisible.” God bless us all, and God bless the United States of America! With folks like this, our greatest days may yet be ahead! Ken Hyatt U.S. Navy (Retired)

SIREN SENIORS by Nona Severson

Many items have come in for our Silent Auction. This is open to the public and we hope many of you will come in and check out the items. This is our only fundraiser for the year, so we hope to see many of you. Come in anytime. Our hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bidding on the Silent Action items ends at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, with auction to follow. Remember, our center can be rented for meetings,

birthdays and many other things. Our 500 winners were Sue Newberger, Marie Bentley, Gerry Vogel, Marilyn Niles and Barb Geske. We did not play Spades due to Good Friday. Dates to remember: April 29 – 500 Card Party at 1 p.m. Come and play cards. Enter bids until 1 p.m. for the Silent Auction. Come early so you get a chance to place your bids.

Oh! The signs of spring are here! Trees are budding, the frogs are singing, bees, birds and mosquitoes! We have also seen and welcomed back many of the snowbirds as Memory Lake Park is filling up its spaces. We were very thankful for the sunshine on Easter Day, especially after the many very wet Easter egg hunts on Saturday in the rain! If you’re like most of us, you will be eating a lot of ham leftovers this week, which is a lot less rich than the multitude of chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs and jelly beans we indulged in over the weekend. Remember, our evening dining starts at 5 p.m. this Thursday. And, don’t forget to take in the Grantsburg Area Historical Society’s annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Crex Meadows Wildlife Education Center. The program topic is “Century Farms” with an additional presentation by Crex’s Lauren Finch on the Karner Blue Butterfly. Remember, you can drop off used eyeglasses any day for the Lion’s Club and boxtop labels for the school. Patzy Wenthe We offer Wi-Fi, coffee and goodies and the “Book Nook.” For meal reservations, call 715-463-2940. Questions on the center or hall rent? Call Patzy Wenthe (715-222-6400) or at the center (715463-2940) or email us at:

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Coming Events: •Senior evening Dining – at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20 (reservations needed). •Grantsburg Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. April 20 at Crex Education Center. •Pre-Derby Morning Tea Party 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29. •Steve and Patzy Wenthe 40th Anniversary Party 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 30. •Bingo the second Wednesday (May 10) at 2:30 p.m. Bring a $1-2 wrapped gift. ($ work). •Business meeting the third Tuesday on the month (May 16) at 12:30 p.m. •Fun with friends every day! Wi-Fi available.

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“I’ve been coming to the library regularly and the education of their children. for eight or nine years, and I wish I had started And, like a bar, the library has regulars— sooner. People don’t realize what the library has people who share the same passion of educating to offer. Kristina puts so much effort and cretheir children and see the library as ative thought into the programs. I’m an epicenter where knowledge outsure she takes it home with her.” lets are the only distractions from While the library has so much to other knowledge sources. offer, one of its main exports is care. These regulars come in, are recogIt is common knowledge that our nized by name and sometimes even county has fierce methamphetamine receive hugs from the staff. issue. While government boards and Sara Anderson is one of those regdrug rehabilitation centers continue ulars: her husband and children, too the task of combating the devastat“It’s more than just books. It’s a ing number of users, it may be wise small, safe community,” Anderson to look to resources such as the lisaid. brary to educate and assist in the She and her husband work late on formation of strong foundations for Fridays, so, after school, their three children. children head off to the library in the The literacy program that the late hours of the afternoon. Grantsburg Library offers in partic“I don’t have to worry. I know they ular can be imperative to the growth are safe,” she said. “It’s like the staff of our communities’ children. What are extra aunties and grandmas and is reading but the gaining of knowlmy children respect them,” she addedge that children can use later in ed. life when faced with challenges. To the Andersons, the Grantsburg “If we can get children reading at a library is very much an extension of very young age, they will begin to untheir home. On some Fridays, if the derstand that books represent somechildren are not reading, they can thing that they can relate to. They be seen enjoying ‘make-it’ kits that can relate to other people through may contain blocks to be used to conthem and that can be fun. struct a building of their imagining. “Can we hook them then? At every Anderson explained that one night age, they can find something that her youngest daughter ran up to her speaks to them. Everything in life with a small purse in her hands, a requires reading. Life is a lot easier Kristina Kelley-Johnson purse she sewed herself, “she was so if you are a strong reader,” said the Grantsburg Library Director proud,” she said. library director. The Andersons, like many Grantsburg famiAnderson is of the same mind; in fact, the lock lies, take advantage of the after school literacy screen on her cellphone reads “Kids who read programs and Wednesday morning preschool grow up to be adults who think.” that the library offers.

‘If we can get children reading at a very young age, they will begin to understand that books represent something that they can relate to. Everything in life requires reading. Life is a lot easier if you are a strong reader.’

Author Emily Stone to speak Come explore all four wonderful seasons in the North Woods with a knowledgeable guide on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Emily will discuss her new book “Natural Connections.” Pre-School Storytime - Story Time is on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to this special springtime story time. Friends of the Library - Book Bags commemorating the 25th anniversary of our library are for sale at the circulation desk. Wild rice cookbooks are also on sale at the library and the Fresh Start coffee shop. Book Club - Would you like to join a relevant discussion of books chosen by and led by the book club members themselves? The book club meets once a month on the fourth Tuesday at 10 a.m. The librarian at the circulation desk will order a copy for you to read. The April 25 title is Larose by Louise Erdrich. Everyone is welcome! Susan Segelstrom book - We recently purchased a copy of local author Susan Segelstrom’s latest book, Grantsburg’s Celebrated Marshal Big Gust. It is available for checkout. Susan has written eleven books about Grantsburg and Burnett County history. Ping pong - We have a lively group of ping pong players who meet regularly at our library. All are welcome to join the fun. In April, they meet from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Saturday Storytime - Bring your children to the library at 11 a.m. Saturdays to share stories, snacks and a chance to socialize with other children. Sponsored by Burnett County Family Literacy, they will also answer questions about free tutoring and help with reading and math literacy for all ages. Library information – Larsen Family Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Phone 715-866-7697. Website http://webster. Online Catalog:



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Preschool story hour Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Traci Johnson for a fun and educational story time at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

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Library fundraiser The Friends of the Library annual Spring Gala will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Crex Convention Center. The event begins with social hour and silent auction at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Attendees can come to meet this year’s featured author, Sara Deluca. She grew up on a dairy and sheep farm in Polk County and is the author of the memoirs Dancing the Cows Home and The Crops Look Good. A delicious dinner and dessert will be served before the author speaks. Ticket information is at the library or by calling (715) 463-2244.



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GRANTSBURG— We all know the main ingredients of a small town Wisconsin music festival: local bands, a few favorite bars, good people. For the past 18 years, Grantsburg has offered Burnett County exactly this, but with a generous twist – all proceeds go to the special needs classes in the Grantsburg school district. “It wouldn’t be as big without it,” said co-founder Mike ‘Hummer’ Janke, owner of The Rendezvous. Pinko Jam attracts numerous people from around Burnett County and others that have either moved away or have friends in the area. This Saturday event escalates a population of 1,341 closer to 2,000, and, at times, even higher. The town is packed and the weekend air is filled with Rock’ n Roll and laugher – and donations to a good cause. The bands donate their time to the event and some, like Scott Harter and Friends, and Dave Giffert, have been participating for 16 years. “Everyone looks forward to it in the community, nobody complains about donating,” said Hummer. Kari Green and Adam Olson, both Grantsburg spe-









Kari Green (left) and Mike Morits heading the donation table The Rendezvous.

cial education teachers, feel that Pinko Jam is a gift of sorts. “We don’t take anything for granted,” said Olson. The special education program at Grantsburg is referred to as cross-categorical as it assists in the education for individuals whose disabilities range quite widely. Every year for 16 years the program has received donations from Pinko Jam, and the money – distributed to the middle school and high school – is used for anything that pertains to academics. However, this idea is conceptualized in a broad and creative manner. A tradition of sorts began nine years ago when a group of students was taken to a Minnesota Twins game. Every year following has been the same story. The group wasted no time this year as Pinko Jam occurred on April 8, and a group of students had the pleasure of attending a Twin’s game just days ago; a game in which the Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-1. The students, 26 in total, also enjoyed a tour of Target Field. While Green and Olson use much of the funds to provide classroom supplies for the students, these two educators think outside the box. The money raised by Pinko Jam lends to the moral building of the individuals involved in the special education program – it offers opportunities not previously available, which, in turn, contributes to academic achievement. Moral inspires achievement. Green recalls one of her favorite moments of her 12 years working with the Grantsburg special needs program as one where she accompanied a group to the Twin Cities and one boy exclaimed, “Oh my gosh. Look at the city. Look at the buildings.” And, while the generosity of the bar owners has offered funding for enjoyable trips, it has brought a cultural perspective as well. “If you asked the kids in this program how many times they have left Grantsburg, they’d say a handful of times, that’s it,” said Olson. He added, “It’s different (the city). And, that’s really important that they have those opportunities.” Green and Olson are also able to fund picnics, golf and fishing outings, and end-of-quarter celebrations with the money from Pinko Jam. “Thank you Hummer and The Legion,” smiled Green.



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APRIL 19, 2017

The Capitol Report - Mixed response to Walker proposal to nix exams for some apprentices BY WISPOLITICS.COM

MADISON—Union officials and some business owners say the state would be less safe under a Walker administration budget plan to exempt those who finished some state-approved apprenticeship programs from taking an exam to get their license. The exemption would apply to journeyman plumbers, electricians and sprinkler fitters, as well as barbers and cosmetologists. Walker’s administration says it would decrease barriers to entry in the workforce. It’s part of a broader effort from Gov. Scott Walker and his Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) to review whether the state has gone too far in adding licensing requirements. But, the proposal faces opposition from union officials and some business owners who say the tests are a necessary safeguard, ensuring those who get a license know state codes and safety rules. Mike Biel, business agent and training coordinator at Sprinkler Fitters Local 183, said the testing requirement isn’t a barrier and is “just a way to judge everybody’s competency.” “It’s only got one chance to work,” Biel said of fire sprinklers. “If it’s not installed correctly, there is no second chance because people die, buildings burn.” Most people who take the tests pass them, though the pass rates are signifi-

cantly lower for journeyman electrician licenses, according to data DSPS provided to Sixty-two percent of people who took the journeyman electric test between 2014 and 2016 passed it. For journeyman plumbers and journeyman automatic fire sprinkler system fitters, the pass rates were all above 85 percent. Meanwhile, 79 percent passed the written cosmetology test and 93 percent passed the practical test. For barbers, the written pass rate was 83 percent and practical pass rate was 92 percent. DSPS spokeswoman Alicia Bork said the exams “pose a barrier to work.” “DSPS supports the elimination of exams for apprentices we license, which removes a layer of bureaucracy and holds schools and apprenticeship programs accountable,” she said. “These individuals have already completed an apprenticeship through the Department of Workforce Development or [the federal Department] of Labor and eliminating the exam removes a barrier to work, allowing them to get into the workforce more quickly.” Some contractors, such as Jeff Disher of Stevens Point’s Disher Electric Inc., support the idea. Disher said the tests don’t fully reflect apprentices’ skills, saying those who are bad at testing can be “the best electrician on the job.” “I don’t think it’s a perfect gauge to say that’s a better electrician,” he said. Others oppose it, including Mark Blemberg, the general manager of ARC Fire Protection in Hartland, who de-

scribed himself as a “very proud supporter of Gov. Walker.” He said those trades require significant training and education, and the examination is a good way to ensure “these individuals are qualified.” Both are members of Associated Builders and Contractors, a trade association largely made up of non-union businesses. ABC of Wisconsin hasn’t taken a position on the issue yet but has heard from members on it, according to John Schulze, the group’s director of government relations. Terry Hayden, business manager at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 434, said as a training coordinator, he saw a handful of cases of people not working hard during their apprenticeships. Without a test, he said, those people “would be in the field installing things incorrectly.” “You’ve got a baseline, a guarantee that the people that are installing plumbing systems in the state have the knowledge to do it properly and safely,” he said. “It’s the water we drink and the waste that we flush, but it has to be done safely.” Barbers and cosmetologists make the same safety argument. Jeff Patterson, a barber who owns JP Hair Design in Madison and chairs the DSPS Barbery Advisory Committee, said barber licenses let people do coloring and chemical services. But during apprenticeships, he said, they often don’t get to practice that since most of what they do are clipper cuts and shaves. “We’re really saying if you grant them a license that they’re competent at performing chemical services,” he said. “And if they don’t take an exam, they’re not measured on that.”



MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin license plates have featured six characters for more than 30 years. But, that’s about to change. The state Department of Transportation expects to begin issuing plates with seven numbers and letters beginning later this month as the inventory of six-character plates dwindles. Department of Corrections prisoners are already making the plates. The six-character plates allowed for about 20 million different combinations. It will take quite a while to exhaust the seven-character plates with up to 100 million combinations possible. The new plates will start with letters first, then the four digits. That’s a reversal from the current combination in which numbers are first.


MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign into law a bill that would legalize possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures. The governor has scheduled a bill signing for Monday in Burlington. The Republican-controlled Legislature this year approved a bill to make cannabidiol legal with a doctor’s certification. The oil doesn’t produce a high. Parents of children who suffer seizures say it can ease symptoms. Walker said earlier he supported a narrowly crafted measure on medical marijuana.

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LITTLE PIRATES OPEN HOUSE Thursday, April 20, 2017

Grantsburg School District has scheduled an Open House for the upcoming 2017-18 Little Pirates and their parents on Thursday, April 20, 2017. It will be held at the Nelson Primary School from 6:00-7:00 PM. The Open House is intended for children who will enter school in the fall of 2017. Children eligible for Little Pirates must be four years old on or before September 1, 2017. Little Pirates meet four days a week; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, for a half day. Registration materials were mailed to eligible families on March 31st. If you did not receive registration materials and have a child who can attend Little Pirates, please call the Elementary school oѝce at 715-463-2320 to receive materials. Thank you.


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APRIL 19, 2017



Unplanned ‘Lake Roundabout’ filled

New Grantsburg signs list wrong population BY STEVE BRIGGS SENTINEL


Gravel trucks and bulldozers hired by the DOT worked last week to fill and level the ponds at the area sometimes called ‘Lake Roundabout’ at Burnett County Airport. BY STEVE BRIGGS SENTINEL

SIREN— “Lake Roundabout” is no more. The intended drainage lagoons that turned into spring-fed ponds at Burnett County Airport have been filled with many tons of gravel during the past week. Over the past couple of years, some Burnett County Supervisors and others derisively called the ponds “Lake Roundabout” in a poke at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT-contracted excavators first dug the ponds in 2015 to provide runoff drainage for the new roundabout; however, excavation exposed the area’s high water table and instead turned the lagoons into two spring-fed ponds. They became a popular place for ducks and geese, which added a potential new hazard for pilots landing at the airport. Last fall, the DOT attempted to drain the ponds by suctioning water from the

ponds into tanker trucks. That proved futile as spring water just refilled the ponds. What many locals saw as an embarrassment of poor engineering and planning by the DOT now is gone. Bulldozers and dump trucks from Merrill (WI) Gravel and Construction Company worked for about a week to bring gravel and spread it to refill the lagoons. In the future, excess water that collects in that area will be diverted to the southeast, under the roundabout via a culvert that was already in place. In cases of very heavy rainfall, water from the airport property may also flow northward along the east side of Hwy. 35. During discussion of the project at last week’s Infrastructure Committee meeting, Burnett County Administrator Nate Ehalt reminded members that the southeast corner of the airport property near the former lagoons has always been wet and swampy, so they might expect to see some standing water in that area in the future.

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GRANTSBURG—When the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) replaced the Grantsburg name/ population signs along State Road 70 last week, local residents were less than thrilled. The green and white DOT signs with the name “Grantsburg” that visitors and residents see as they enter the village on Hwy. 70 from the east or west now read “Pop. 590.” Hey, we’re a lot bigger than that! A citizen’s call to the Sentinel led to a drive-by check of the signs on the community edges. Coming into the village from the south on State Road 48/87, the sign remains unchanged and reads “Pop. 1341.” That is the official 2010 U.S. Census number. As one caller said, “If you live in a city with 100,000 or more people, it’s not a big deal if your town’s sign is off by a few hundred people, but in a town our size, it’s important.” DOT Traffic Safety Engineer Mike Larson of the Eau Claire DOT office said he doesn’t work directly with highway signs and isn’t sure how the error occurred. But, he was certain the error would not be fixed overnight. “It takes about six weeks to get the signs made and another two to four


The official Grantsburg population from 2010’s U.S. Census is 1,341, but new community name signs that the Wisconsin DOT erected recently from the east and west on St. Rd. 70 wrongly list the population at 590.

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Friends of the Library Spring Gala GRANTSBURG—Grantsburg’s Friends of the Library will host their 13th annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 29 at the Crex Convention Center in Grantsburg. The event is a fundraiser for the Grantsburg Public Library. Social hour and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The featured speaker for the gala is Sara DeLuca, a resident of New Richmond and the author of Dancing the Cows Home: A Wisconsin Girlhood. This coming-ofage memoir has been adapted for stage and performed numerous times in Wisconsin and Minnesota theatres. Ms. DeLuca has also published two collections Served 5 pm ‘til gone of poetry, Songs From an April 19th Inland Sea and Shearing Swedish Meatball Time. Her poetry has apw/Noodles or peared in regional and naMashed Potatoes tional journals, including Lullwater Review, North April 26th Coast Review, Fauquier Lasagna Rolls Poetry Journal, SideThe walks, Alligator Juniper, th Wolf Head Quarterly and at the Yellow Lake Golf Course Atlanta Review. 715-866-7107 Ms. DeLuca has taught 1 mile west of Hwy.35 between numerous creative writDanbury & Webster on Cty. Rd. U



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ST. CROIX FALLS—Franklin Square Black Box welcomes back singer/songwriter Carrie Elkin in concert Friday, April 28 as part of her tour that includes the U.S., England, Scotland and Netherlands. With the theater’s limited capacity, patrons are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible at, or by emailing or by calling the box office at 715-483-3387. Elkin has earned a reputation for a sound both tender and evocative. Her sixth and newest album, The Penny Collector, doesn’t disappoint. Franklin Square Black Box’s intimate venue is just her style and complements the way her songs draw the listener. The Penny Collector is soulful and reverent, with good reason: the album was released just over a month ago, recorded after her father’s passing and her daughter’s birth. This unique album inspired Elmore Magazine’s Lee Zimmerman to say, “The lingering sadness is pervasive throughout, making Elkin’s hushed, mournful delivery both affecting and embracing. Plaintive and reflective, the music seems to flow from the core of Elkin’s soul, casting a quiet haze that’s often barely above a whisper.” This will be her fourth visit to Festival Theatre and first since 2014. She comes again with Danny Schmidt, her musical partner and husband.

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Alliance of Grantsburg Churches sets May 6 Progressive Dinner GRANTSBURG—It’s not too late! Tickets are still available for the Saturday, May 6 Progressive Dinner fundraiser hosted by the Alliance of Grantsburg Area Churches. Food, fellowship, entertainment and fun is our main desire, with all proceeds of the evening being donated to the Salvation Army Lunch Backpack program for Grantsburg area children in need. The Alliance will offer a four-stop progressive dinner with two seating options – the first beginning at 4 p.m. and the second at 5 p.m. The event begins at New Hope Lutheran Church with an appetizer course; then on to Grace Baptist Church for the salad

bar. Faith Lutheran will host the main course, and rounding out the evening will be dessert at Immaculate Conception. Tickets are $15 each per adult, $7 for youth 12 and under, with children five and under free. For ticket information, please contact any of the eight Alliance Churches (Bethany Lutheran, Central United Methodist, Faith Lutheran, Grace Church, Immaculate Conception, New Hope Lutheran, Trade River Evangelical Free and Zion Lutheran). Seating is limited, so get your tickets now. We look forward to seeing you there!

Siren High School gets Robotics League grant MADISON — Robotics teams from Siren and St. Croix Falls High School were among 125 teams from public, charter and private schools as well as homeschool student groups sharing $250,000 in grants to support their participation in Robotics League competition. Siren High School received a $1,264 grant. Teams eligible for grant awards are made up of high school students in grades 9 - 12 who work with a mentor to design, construct, program and operate a robot that will compete at a robotics event. Grant funds cover fees, required kits and supplies to participate in robotics competition, travel expenses for eligible team members and a stipend for the team’s

mentor. The grant support is intended to encourage more student interest in the STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Robotics League Participation Grants were enacted as part of Wisconsin Act 280 in March of 2016. The one-time $250,000 grant program for the 2016-17 school year was intended to provide awards of up to $5,000 and required applicants to secure matching funds equal to the amount requested. Because participation grant requests exceeded funds available in the state budget, grant awards were prorated to each eligible applicant.

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Bandit is a one-year-old Basset Hound who was recently surrendered when his owner could no longer care for him. I haven’t had the privilege to personally meet Bandit yet; however, I am going by information received by one of our other volunteers, Kris, who spent an afternoon with him for a meet-and-greet at the Siren pet store. Bandit is a happy-golucky fellow who loves everyone he meets – even the Easter Bunny! I guess he could be described as calm, cool and collectBandit and the ed (my dream dog). If Easter Bunny we were to say anything semi-negative, it would be that he is still working on his potty training, although he got an A+ during his afternoon at the pet store with no accidents. The children at this event fell in love with Bandit and he proved himself very adoptable for any age. If you are interested in this fellow, I’d get online now to apply for him as I have a feeling he’ll be going fast. A quick thanks to The Siren Pet Store for having Bandit and his volunteer friends out on the Saturday of Easter weekend, and for donating the proceeds from the Easter Bunny Photo Op to our shelter and other animal charities. A reminder that our Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is scheduled for 5 - 8 Bandit p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Webster Community Center. We are still looking for new donated items for the Silent Auction, as well as desserts for our dinner. Please contact Cheri if you are interested in donating to the Silent Auction, as this year we are attempting something new and exciting.

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WEBSTER—Come explore all four wonderful seasons in the northwoods with a knowledgeable guide and author Emily Stone. Stone is the Naturalist/Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum in Cable and writes a weekly ‘Natural Connections’ column published regularly in The Sentinel. At the heart of her talk is Emily’s passion for sharing her discoveries with both kids and adults. Join her on a hike, paddle or ski and you’ll soon be captivated by her animated style and knack for turning any old thing into a shining bit of stardust. In stories about the smell of rain, cheating ants, photosynthesizing salamanders and more, she delves deeply into the surprising science behind our northwoods neighbors and then emerges with a more complex understanding of their beauty. Themes like adaptations, symbiotic relationships, the cycles of nature and the fluidness of life and death float through every topic. Emily Stone is a naturalist by birth, training, profession and passion. Her childhood spent as a “mud and water daughter” in northeast Iowa led to a degree in outdoor education from Northland College and a Field Naturalist Masters from the University of Vermont. She has earned multiple “Excellence in Craft” awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. She loves gardening, cross country skiing, mountain biking and canoeing in the Boundary Waters. Emily’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Emily’s first book, Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods Nature through Science and Your Senses is on sale at Refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library.

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may or may not be aware, we have all of our tower communications sites built out,” Ehalt said. “But, we continue to run into what is literally a six-foot issue at the Hertel water tower,” he continued.

Delay unclear “A power source needs to be run by Polk Burnett Electric Utility in order to power our communications equipment. “We’re not sure why, but Polk Burnett has not been granted the easement to complete that power connection. “Until that connection is made, all that equipment sits idle that could serve our emergency communications across the county. We need to have some seri-

ous communication about this situation and figure out what we can do to get it connected. “We are not entirely sure why this easement has not been granted to Polk Burnett, but it hasn’t. “So, there we sit with $200,000 worth of equipment, on multiple towers, that can’t relay connections into our county dispatching system,” Ehalt continued. “We have our generator, our shelter, our propane fuel tank all standing by. ‘All the necessary equipment is already located on top of the water tower. The fiber optic communication cable and connection is there.

nal into the government center. “We’re not really sure how to handle it, and it’s something this committee needs to be aware of,” Ehalt explained.

Reaching out “The two parties involved at this point are Polk Burnett Electric Utility and the tribal attorney, and we’re not sure what has or hasn’t happened. “Our Emergency Management Department has reached out to its tribal counterpart,” Ehalt said. “I have too. ‘Neither one of us have been able to get anywhere or reach an understanding.”

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Committee member Rick Anderson asked, “So there is literally a six-foot gap in the connections, and the power company just needs to plow the cable?” Ehalt responded, “Without an easement, without a signed document from the tribe that grants permission to go on the property and make the connection, the power company isn’t willing to proceed. “SirenTel Communications was willing to go in and hook up its fiber connection on a handshake deal and put in the connection, but Polk Burnett won’t do that. They want something signed.”

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The commitee chairman Jeremy Gronski used the word “flabbergasted” to describe the situation. “This was supposed to be resolved and operational back in 2010,” he said . “Yes, it’s an incredibly unfortunate situation because it has an impact on all public safety operations in our area,” Ehalt concurred. Byrne said, “It just seems to me that this was part of the original understanding of using the tower.” Ehalt said he understood and agreed, but could also see the power company’s desire for the legal document, too.

Sheriff’s input

A committe member asked Burnett County Sheriff Ron Wilhelm, who was listening silently, how the Tribal Police felt about that communications equipment sitting idle. “The Tribal Police don’t have anything to say about it at all,” Wilhelm responded. “They have taken a hands-off approach to it. They have their own radios, communications tower and dispatch system, separate from Burnett County, so it doesn’t affect the Tribal PD. “The sad part of it is,” Wilhelm added, “that not having that tower affects all of the southern corner of Burnett County and the Barronett tower without having this one six-foot connection made. We hear constant complaints from our officers that their radios don’t work.

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“I don’t know what the answer is,” Wilhelm said. “Do we need to start looking at other communications options out in that part of the county? “If this six-foot easement is never going to be granted, we’ve got $200,000 worth of equipment sitting at that tower that simply is not going to be utilized. “It is affecting that whole area including the Native community. “It affects all of us,” Wilhelm concluded. “I don’t have an answer for this.”

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MADISON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a Wisconsin creamery to stop sales of its Irish butter in the state while the creamery is being sued for trademark infringement. Eastern District of Wisconsin Judge J.P. Stadtmueller at a Thursday hearing barred Sheboygan-based Old World Creamery from selling its imported Irish butter under the name Irishgold, which went on sale in early April. Ornua, the company that owns trademarks of Kerrygold Irish butter, sued the creamery and related companies alleging that Irishgold's similar name and packaging are an attempt to profit from Kerrygold's strong brand reputation. Stadtmueller at the hearing called the dispute a “textbook case” of why research is important to avoid trademark issues but says his temporary order doesn't indicate how the court might rule on the case.

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G R A N T S B U RG /S T. CROIX FALLS—The Grantsburg Pirates won two games over the last few days, defeating the Braham Bombers 5-4 at home and the St. Croix Falls Saints 12-1 at St. Croix. “It was a very fun game,” said Coach Pete Johnson of the Braham contest. “It was tight through six innings, then a couple of mistakes allowed Braham to score three runs in the top of the seventh. “The best thing was our young team being able to come out in the bottom of the last inning with ‘batsa-blazin.” The Pirates scored single runs in the first and third innings. Bryce Roufs singled and came home on a Sven Johnson triple. In the third, Luke Anderson got on via a fielders choice, stole second, and came home on a double by Roufs. The three runs in the seventh came as a re-


Pirates 15th at Western Wisconsin Golf Invite BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS


Jacob Barnard stretches for the catch and tag at second as a Braham runner tries to slide under the tag.

sult of singles by Tanner Berger and Austin Wedin. Luke Anderson got on via an error. Roufs singled two runs home and then Sven Johnson singled the winning run across the plate. “Bryce and Sven continued to show up with a bat in their hands. They combined for five of our 10 hits.”

Ramsey Clark pitched 3.2 innings, allowing a run, walked four and struck out four. Austin Casey finished up, giving up four runs, walking two and striking out three. PIRATES UPEND SAINTS “I’m pleased with our at-bats tonight,” complimented Coach Johnson. “We played pretty clean,

but there are a few things we need to work on.” The Pirates scored two runs in the first inning and three in the second to take a 5-0 advantage. Austin Wedin singled, Luke Anderson sacrificed him to second and then Wedin scored on Bryce Roufs double. Roufs scored on Austin Casey’s double. SEE PIRATES ON PAGE 20

BALDWIN-WOODVILLE—The Western Wisconsin Invitational Golf Tournament was held April 7-8 at Baldwin. Among 22 schools, the Pirates came in 15th. “The team in general exceeded my expectations,” said Coach John Addison. “It was a nice way to start out the year. Jared Lee and Joey Duncan both took big steps forward in their ability to play golf. I believe Joey Duncan shot the sixth best score the second day. Jared Lee finished 12th overall. Lane Johnson, Justin Patterson and Paul MacKean all stayed patient enough to post decent scores for the team. It can be tough to stay in your own game when you are playing against Division 1 and 2 schools. I think the team performed very well.” River Falls, Chippewa Falls, Hudson, Rice Lake and Somerset were the top five schools. New Richmond and Spring Valley were next with Amery and Tomah tieing for eighth. Durand, Bloomer, Baldwin-Woodville, St. Croix Central and Cadott finished the list prior to the Grantsburg team. The two-day totals show Jared Lee with a 169, Joey Duncan 174, Paul Mackean 237, Lane Johnson 226 and Justin Patterson at 219. After playing in Grantsburg on Tuesday and Barron on Wednesday, the Pirates go to Webster on Thursday, and Unity next Tuesday.


BALSAM LAKE—The Unity Eagles scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 16-1 win over the Webster/Siren Storm last Thursday. The game was close until the Eagle third with Unity holding just a 3-0 edge, but 16 Unity players came to the plate in the tell-tale third. Singles, walks and a Storm error accounted for the rush of runs. The Storm’s only run came in the top of the fourth. Maddie Nichols singled, moved up on the ground outs, and scored on Liz Carroll’s single. “The first couple of innings we were great,” complimented Coach Tina Karsten.

“We played with them. “Then, the errors we made really hurt us. We have to learn not to commit them. “We have a number of girls on the field who have never played a high school game before, so we have a very young team. It is something to look forward to. “We have a freshman pitcher and with that will come experience. “We learned a couple of things last week and we made a couple of adjustments this week in practice. “It’s a work in progress, but we’ll get there.” After hosting Frederic/Luck on Tuesday, the Storm will host Grantsburg on Thursday and will travel to Turtle Lake/Clayton next Tuesday. GLEN SKIFSTAD | SENTINEL

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Lady Pirates fall to Spartans, win at SCF BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

GRANTSBURG/ST. CROIX FALLS— The Grantsburg Pirates got some home cooking last Thursday, even if it was a short distance away from home. Traveling to St. Croix Falls, the Pirates defeated the Saints 16-1. The home-cooked meal came after a very lean meal at home against the Superior Spartans on Tuesday, losing 9-0. “Last year, Superior’s pitcher was the best that we had seen,” said assistant Coach Steve Johnson. “She was even better than Laconia’s pitcher. We have now played against this pitcher for four years. She is good. Last year, we had only two hits. This year, we had three. Jenna McNally had a hit in the bottom of the third inning. Jordyn McKenzie and Mackenna Johnson started out the fourth inning with singles. The Pirates walked just twice, but struck out an unusual 15 times. “It is kind of hard to say we have improved when we gave up nine runs,” related Coach Johnson, “but there were glimmers of goodness. Rylee (Hoffman) got the start and pitched almost five innings, giving up six runs with five being earned. She did not walk anybody. “Cassidy Lee and Cassidy Chenal also

pitched some and Grantsburg did not walk a person all night. Our defense started to make plays, too,” concluded the coach. PIRATES DE-HALO THE SAINTS “We made it through the tough part of our schedule,” shared assistant Coach Steve Johnson, “and we are playing more teams that are just like us.” The Saints scored their only run in the third inning. Karkow received a base on balls and moved up on a wild pitch. She scored two batters later on a single by Kopp. Grantsburg, on the other hand, went to work in the second inning. Rachel Glover doubled and came home on a Claire Palmquist single. Five runs came home for the Pirates in the third inning. Britta Roufs led off the third with a home run, followed by a homer by Mackenna Johnson. Jordyn McKenzie and Maddie Duncan both doubled. Glover singled. Two batters later, Emma Quimby delivered a single to drive in the last run of the inning. Inning four went quietly for Grantsburg, but the next proved productive as four additional runs scored. Two singles, two doubles and two Saints errors got the job done. Inning six was even more helpful as


Grantsburg catcher Jordyn McKenzie blocks the plate for the out against Superior.

six runs came home. Two doubles, three singles and three errors highlighted that inning. “We still have a long way to go, but improvements are being seen,” praised Coach Johnson. Turtle Lake/Clayton will have a pitcher with speed and, so far, we have not done well with speed. We don’t anticipate a rise ball like we saw from Superior, but Osceola and TL/C will present a huge challenge next Monday and Tuesday.”



OSCEOLA—In a non-conference match up, the Grantsburg Pirates softball team defeated the Osceola Chieftains 10-8 on Monday night. “Our hitting, throwing and catching were very good, but our base running…” lamented assistant Coach Steve Johnson. “Somehow,

we did manage 10 runs which was good enough to squeak by. When all the dust settled, it was an exciting, wonderful performance by the Pirates. I think we all were pleased and progress was made. We made some great plays and overcame our ... not-great plays.” Osceola scored five runs in the bottom of the first. The Pirates came back with one in the top of

the second. Emma Quimby, Maddie Duncan and Cassidy Lee all singled, thus Quimby scored. In the third, the Pirates picked up five to go up 6-5. Jenna McNally, Britta Roufs and Mackenna Johnson all singled. Jordyn McKenzie walked. Rachel Glover singled. Two batters later, Lee again singled. SEE LADY PIRATES ON PAGE 20

Pirates boys, girls second at Siren Invite BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

SIREN—At the Siren Invitational Track Meet last Thursday, the Grantsburg Pirates took second place in both the boys and girls events. The Siren boys placed sixth while the Siren girls took third. “The meet was a good one for us,” said Grantsburg Coach Brad Nelson. “The boys and girls both finished second. There was some good competition, but we are still seeing areas where we can improve. We are still moving athletes around to find their strengths. We had several first- and second-place finishes, so we are happy with that, but this point of the season is all about tweaking and adjusting. We had 25 athletes set new personal records, so we are seeing improvements all around.” First place finishes for the Grantsburg boys were Kyle Fagnan, 100 meter dash; David MacKean, 1600 meter run; 4x100 meter relay (Volkmann, McKinley, Chenal and Fagnan), 4x200 meter relay (Peltier, Stevens, Volkmann, Fagnan), and the 4x800 meter relay (Ohnstad, MacKean, Hermann, McKinley). Tanner Lee of Siren placed first in the discus. For the girls, Hallie Jensen was first in the 3200 meter run with the 4x400 team (Gerber, Brande, Bertelsen, Blume) also first. The 4x800 relay (Jensen, Oachs, Ohnstad, O’Brien) was first. Siren’s Abby Kosloski (high jump) and Julie Cederberg (discus) had first-place finishes. After being at Unity on Tuesday, Grantsburg goes to Frederic on Thursday and Shell Lake next Tuesday. Siren and Webster will have been at Clear Lake on

Britta Roufs ended the game three for five with five RBIs. Mackenna Johnson was three for four with a homerun. Jordyn McKenzie was two for four. Rachel Glover was three for four. Cassidy Lee doubled her last time up and struck out the last three batters. Claire Palmquist had three hits and four RBIs. “Next week is a big week. Expect a few changes in the lineup as the pieces fall into place. It will be fun to see which players step up,” concluded Coach Johnson.

Tuesday, will join Grantsburg at Frederic on Thursday, and Siren will go to Shell Lake next Tuesday.

SPORTS SCHEDULE April 19-26 Baseball Thu. Apr. 20 Grantsburg at Siren, 5 p.m. Shell Lake at Webster, 5 p.m. Fri. Apr. 21 Cameron at Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Drummond at Webster, 5 p.m. Mon. Apr. 24 Luck/Frederic at Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Webster at Unity, 5 p.m. Tue. Apr. 25 Grantsburg at Rush City, 4:30 p.m. Siren at Turtle Lake/Clayton, 5 p.m.

Softball Thu. Apr. 13 Grantsburg at Webster/Siren (Fairgrounds), 5 p.m. Fri. Apr. 21 Grantsburg at Glenwood City, 5 p.m. Mon. Apr. 24 Frederic/Luck at Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Tue. Apr. 25 Webster/Siren at Turtle Lake/Clayton, 5 p.m.

Golf Thu. Apr. 13 Conference Meet at Siren National, 4 p.m. Tue. Apr. 25 Conference Meet at Unity, 4 p.m. Wed. Apr. 26 Webster/Siren at Colfax, 9:30 a.m. Grantsburg at Barron Tourney, 12:30 p.m.



Chris Hermann runs his leg of the 4x800 meter relay that took first place in Siren on Thursday night.

Thu. Apr. 20 Webster, Siren, Grantsburg at Frederic, 4 p.m. Tue. Apr. 25 Siren, Grantsburg at Shell Lake, 4 p.m.



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Tigers win first two conference games

Hunter Gustafson had the hot bat for the Tigers going three for four. Trenton Wols was two for three and Trevor Gustafson two for two. Washburn pitched four and two/thirds innings, giving up only one hit, walking but three and striking out 12. Trevor Gustafson and Caleb Pardun finished in relief.


WEBSTER—The Webster Tigers got off to a great start in the conference by winning their first two games. The defeated Turtle Lake/Clayton last Thursday 10-1 and then Luck/Frederic on Monday night 2-0. Webster got two runs in their half of the first on two hit batsmen, a single, and then, two batters later, a ground out. Washburn, who was pitching for the Tigers, kept TL/C scoreless through four-plus innings. His teammates scored a third run in the third inning on a single by Trevor Gustafson, and two batters later, a single by Hunter Gustafson. Webster put four more on the board in the fifth. T. Gustafson and Washburn both were issued bases on ball. Hunter Gustafson hit a base-clearing double. Gustafson moved up on a wild pitch and came home on a single by Trenton Wols. TL/C got their only run in the sixth inning on a walk, a fielder’s choice, and a Tiger error. The Tigers ended the scoring in their half of the sixth with a walk to Austin Spafford, singles by Trevor Gustafson and Hunter Gustafson, a walk to Sigfrids and a single by Trenton Wols.


Wyatt Schaaf, Webster third baseman, attempts a fielding play against Luck/Frederic.

Dragons top ‘Jacks, lose to Eagles BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

DRUMMOND/BALSAM LAKE— The Siren Dragons won their second game of the season, defeating the Drummond Lumberjacks 7-5 last Tuesday, but fell to the Unity Eagles on Thursday 8-2. Against Drummond, Siren put one on the board in the second, ex-

ploded for five in the fourth and added an insurance run in the fifth. Drummond put up three in the third and two in the fifth. Innings six and seven were silent for both squads. Brady Mangen went three for three with an RBI and a stolen base. Ben Lemieux was one for four, but contributed two RBIs, a double and two stolen bases.

Jordan Webster hit two for four. Bailey Mangen was on the mound for the Dragons, going two innings. He allowed one hit, one run, walked three and struck out one. Webster relieved him, pitched 2.1 innings, gave up four runs, five hits, walked two and struck out four. Ben Lemieux finished up with no runs, two hits, two walks and two strike outs. EAGLES WIN OVER DRAGONS “We’ve got two wins,” said Dragon coach Jon Ruud. “We’re better. We’re not last year’s team. We can make plays.” He continued, “We were in this ball game. We’ve got to get to the point where we’re ticked off, we can’t let them off the hook.” The Dragons trailed 4-2 after five innings of play. “We did some positive things … we stole some bases, hit the ball around and made some plays. “The reason we’ve won two games is we play catch better than last year. We’ve got some young kids doing well and we’ve got to keep getting better.”

TIGERS BLANK LUCK/FREDERIC Hunter Gustafson provided all the points needed when he hit a two run homer in the sixth inning for the Tigers. Up to that point, it was basically a pitchers duel as no runs were scored up to that point. Jordy Larson started for Webster and went six innings, allowing only two hits, walking six and striking out six. Gage Johansen went four innings for Luck/Frederic, giving up three hits, walking four. Hunter hit his home run just after Jack Washburn had singled in the sixth with one out. Washburn pitched the seventh inning, earning the save. After hosting St. Croix Falls on Tuesday, the Tigers host Shell Lake on Thursday and Drummond on Friday. They travel to Unity on Monday.


In the third, David Nelson walked, Tanner Berger singled as did Ricky Clark. Wedin reached on a fielder’s choice. Anderson and Roufs both singled to get the remaining runs in. Two singles, two walks and a sacrifice put three runs across in the fourth. In the fifth, four singles, two walks and a double added to the Pirate lead and to win the game. “Ricky and Bryce totaled half of our team’s 14 hits,” commented the coach. Clark was three for three and Roufs batted four for four with five RBI’s. Clark also pitched three innings, giving up the one run on two hits, walking four and striking out four. Nelson finished up, walking two and striking out three. After hosting Turtle Lake/Clayton on Tuesday, the Pirates go to Siren on Thursday, host Cameron and Luck/Frederic on Friday and Monday, respectively, and travel to Rush City on Tuesday.

LADY PIRATES: Noncon victory over Chieftans CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19


Siren’s Tyler Anton (14) takes a swing and connects against Unity last Thursday.


BALDWIN—The Baldwin-Woodville Black Hawks scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to come from behind and beat the Grantsburg Pirates 6-5 on Monday night. “Jacob Barnard pitched a heck of a game,” said head coach Pete Johnson. “When you have seven new varsity players, you’re susceptible to making some mistakes. Tonight four or five small mistakes cost us the ballgame. We are learning, though, and I see a lot of good things happening.”

Each team scored one in the first inning. The Pirates got their run when Luke Anderson singled, moved up on a fielder’s choice, and came in on a single by Austin Casey. The Pirates added a second run in the second when David Nelson walked, moved up on a fielder’s choice and scored on a single by Ramsey Clark. They put another run in the third when Anderson singled, moved up on two wild pitches and scored on a sacrifice fly by Austin Casey. The Hawks added three in the second and led 4-3 going into the

seventh. Grantsburg, with one out, saw Bryce Roufs double, Sven Johnson walk, and Austin Casey get on by a fielder’s choice. Jacob Barnard singled with David Nelson getting hit by a pitch. Thus two runs across to take the lead at 5-4. A hit batsman, a walk, another hit batsman and an error enabled two runs to come in and win the game for the Black Hawks. “I’m happy that we were able to come from behind and take a seventh inning lead,” concluded the coach.

The Pirates added two in the fifth. Quimby walked. Duncan singled. Claire Palmquist sacrificed and an Osceola error added to the total. Grantsburg put single runs up in the sixth and seventh innings to keep the Chieftains at bay as the Osceola team added two in their sixth inning. “Grantsburg had some outstanding performances,” praised Coach Johnson. Rylee (Hoffman) picked up the win and also added two hits. Emma (Quimby) is a first-year with great talent. She picked up two hits and walks while scoring three runs. Her base running is advanced and aggressive. Her cousin, Brooke (Quimby), another frosh, started at shortstop. She made plays on seven runners without an error. On one play, she showed off speed as she ran one down in the 5 hole. Maddie (Duncan) had a great night with two hits. Britta (Roufs) and Rylee (Hoffman) also had two hits each. The Pirates, after hosting Turtle Lake/Clayton on Tuesday, go to Webster/Siren on Thursday, to Glenwood City on Friday, and host Frederic/Luck on Monday.


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SCOREBOARD Boys Baseball

West Lakeland Conference Team Conf All Webster 2-0 4-3 Unity 1-0 4-0 Shell Lake 1-0 1-0 Grantsburg 1-0 3-2-1 St. Croix Falls 1-1 2-3 T.Lake/Clayton 0-1 1-2 Siren 0-2 2-2 Luck/Frederic 0-2 0-8 Results Last Week April 17 Webster 2, Luck/Frederic 0 Baldwin-Woodville 6, Grantsburg 5 April 13 Grantsburg 12, St. Croix Falls 1 Unity 8, Siren 2 Shell Lake 5, Luck/Frederic 3 Webster 10, Turtle Lake/Clayton 1 April 11 Siren 7, Drummond 5 Prairie Farm 5, Luck/Frederic 3 Grantsburg 5, Braham 4

Grantsburg 5, Braham 4 Braham Roslihn, cf Giffrow, 1b Schusted, p Anderson, c Zimple, 3b Fiedler, ss Johnson, 2b BenDickson, lf Player Totals

AB 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 4 0 26

R 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4

H 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4

BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Grantsburg Wedin, cf Anderson, lf Roufs, c Johnson, 1b Casey, ss Barnard, 2b Nelson, rf Ra. Clark, p Ri. Clark, 3b Berger Totals

AB 4 4 4 4 2 3 2 3 2 1 29

R 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5

H 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 10

BI 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

Score by Innings Braham 0 0 0 1 0 0 3-4 4 2 Grantsburg 1 0 1 0 0 0 3-5 10 4 Pitching Braham Pitcher(s) 1

IP H R ER BB K 6+ 10 5 na 1

LOB-Grantburg 5, SCF 10. ERR-Grantsburg: Barnard. 2B-Grantsburg: Roufs (2), Casey; SCF: Murphy. SB-Grantsburg: Ri. Clark, Roufs. SAC-Grantsburg 2. WP-SCF 1.

Webster 10, Turtle Lake/ Clayton 1 TL/C Nitchey, ss Schallet, cf Hoffman, p Schneider, c Kahl, 1b Peterson, dh Torgerson, lf Swenson, 3b Waite, 2b Heffner, rf Kahl Totals

AB 3 2 2 2 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 2

R 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

H 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Webster Spafford, cf T. Gustafson, c T. Pardun Washburn, p H. Gustafson, ss Stadler, cr Sigfrids, 1b Wols, 2b C. Pardun, 3b Buffington, rf DeBlase, lf Totals

AB 2 2 0 3 4

R 2 2 2 1 0

H 1 2 0 1 3

BI 0 0 0 1 5

3 3 4 2 4 27

0 1 0 0 0 10

0 2 0 0 0 9

1 1 0 0 0 8

Webster Washburn T. Gustafson Pardun 1

IP H 3.2 0 3.1 4

R ER BB K 1 0 4 4 4 0 2 2

IP 4 1 1

H 4 2 3

R 3 4 3

ER 2 3 3

BB 2 2 3

IP 4.2 1.1 1

H 1 0 0

R 0 1 0

ER 0 0 0

BB K 3 12 1 0 1

K 3 1 0

LOB-Webster 8, TL/C 7. Errors-TL/C: Nitchey, Hoffman, Torgerson, Swenson; Webster: Pardun, H. Gustafson, Washburn, T. Gustafson. 2b-Webster: H. Gustafson. SB-Webter: Spafford, Wols. WP-TL/C 2, Webster 1. HBP-TL/C 2, Webster 1.

LOB-Grantsburg 9, Braham 9. 2b-Grantsburg: Roufs. 3B-Grantsburg: Johnson. SB-Braham: Roslin, Giffrow (2); Grantsburg: Wedin, Anderson, Casey, Nelson. SAC-Grantsburg 1. WP-Grantsburg 2. HBP-Gramtsburg 2.

Grantsburg 12, St. Croix Falls 1 Grantsburg Wedin, cf Anderson, lf Roufs, c Johnson, 1b Casey, ss Barnard, 2b Nelson, rf Berger, 3b Ra. Clark Ri. Clark, p Totals

AB 2 2 4 3 4 3 3 1 1 3 26

St. Croix Falls AB Thaemert, ss 3 Skallet, 2b 3 Langer, 3b 2 Kahl, p 2 Murphy, cf 3 Warner, lf 2 Wiehl, c 1 Gorres, 1b 2 Riley, rf 2 Totals 20

R 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 12 R 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

H 1 2 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 14 H 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3

BI 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Score by Innings Grantsburg 2 3 0 2 5-12 14 1 St. Croix Falls 0 0 1 0 0-1 3 0 Pitching Grantsburg Ri. Clark Nelson 3

IP 3 2

H 2 1

R ER BB K 1 1 4 4 0 0 2

St. Croix Falls IP Pitcher(s) 5

H 14

R ER BB K 12 na 5 3

Luck/Frederic AB Jensen, 3b 3 P. Ellefson, ss 2 Hamock, 2b 3 Schmidt, c 3 Hall, rf 1 J. Johansen, cf 3 Runnels, 1b 2 Hendrickson, lf 2 G. Johansen, p 2 Totals 21

R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

H 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Webster Spafford, cf T. Gustafson, c Washburn, 2b H. Gustafson, ss Wols, lf J. Larson, p DeBlase, cr Sigfrids, 1b Peterson, dh Pardun, 3b Buffington, rf Totals

R 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

H 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

BI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

AB 2 3 3 3 2 3 0 2 2 2 2 22

Webster Larson 6 Washburn

R ER BB K 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 1

IP 6

H 2

R ER BB K 0 0 0 6



0 0


LOB-Webster 6, L/F 7. Errors-L/F: Ellefson (2). HR-Webster: H. Gustafson. SB-Webster: DeBlase, Sigfrids.

Siren Ba. Mangen Webster Bra. Mangen Anton

AB 5 4 3 4

R 0 1 1 0

H 1 2 3 2

BI 1 0 1 0

Drummond Johnson L. Miller Meagen No. 9 Pendergrass No. 8 J. Miller Bonk Artam Melland Maxwell Totals

AB 3 4 3 0 4 0 1 4 4 4 1 28

R 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5

H 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 8

BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3

Cameron 9, Spooner 0 Regis 5, Shell Lake 4 Superior 9, Grantsburg 0

Superior 9, Grantsburg 0

Pitching Siren Ba. Mangen Webster Lemieux

H 1 2.1 5 2.2 2

R 1 4 0

Drummond J. Miller Meagen

IP H 3.2 6 3.1 7

R ER BB K 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 6


ER 1 4 0

BB 3 2 2

K 1 4 2

Baldwin-Woodville 6, Grantsburg 5 Grantsburg Wedin, cf Anderson, lf Roufs, c Johnson, 1b Casey, ss Barnard, p Nelson, rf Ri. Clark, 3b Ra. Clark, 2b Totals

AB 4 3 3 2 4 4 2 3 3 28

R 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5

H 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 8

B-W A. Bishop, ss Schmoker, 2b A. Borgerson Haney, 1b Crowley, dh Z. Bishop Weiske, lf Newton, c Miller, 3b Brock, cf Curtis Mathison, rf Klopp Totals

AB 2 3 1 4 3 0 3 3 4 2 1 2 1 29

R 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 6

H 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 7

BI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3

Pitching Grantsburg Barnard Ra. Clark

IP H 6 7 0.1 0

R ER BB K 4 1 1 2 2 0 1 0

B-W Pitcher(s)

IP 7

R ER BB K 5 5 5 3

H 8

Girls Softball

H 3 1

Siren 7, Drummond 5

0 2 0 1 0 0 5

LOB-Grantsburg 9, BW 7. ERR-Grantsburg: Casey, Ri. Clark (2). 2b-Grantsburg: Roufs. PB-Grantsburg 1, BW 1.WP-BW 3. HBP-Grantsburg 2, BW 2.

IP 4 2


0 1 0 1 2 1 13

Score by Innings Grantsburg 1 1 1 0 0 0 2-5 8 3 Baldwin-Woodville 1 3 0 0 0 0 2-6 7 0

Score by Innings L/F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 2 Webster 0 0 0 0 0 2 x-2 4 0 Pitching L/F G. Johansen Ellefson

1 0 1 1 2 0 7

LOB-Siren 13, Drummond 9. 2b-Siren: Lemieux, Meagher, Anton. SB-Siren: Bra. Mangen, Richter, Lemieux (2), Meagher, Buck (2), Bre. Mangen; Drummond: J. Miller (3), Bonk (2), Artam, Melland (2), No. 8.

Webster 2, Luck/Frederic 0

Grantsburg Ra Clark Casey 3

1 4 2 3 4 2 32

Score by Innings Siren 0 1 0 5 1 0 0-7 13 0 Drummond 0 0 3 0 2 0 0-5 8 0

Score by Innings TL/C 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-1 1 4 Webster 2 0 1 0 4 3 x-10 9 4 Pitching TL/C Hoffman Swenson Schneider

Richter Lemieux Bre. Mangen Meagher Buck Lindquist Totals

West Lakeland Conference Team Conf All T.Lake/Clayton 2-0 4-0 Grantsburg 1-0 3-2 Luck/Frederic 0-0 0-0 Shell Lake 0-0 0-2 Unity 0-0 0-2 St. Croix Falls 0-1 1-4 Webster/Siren 0-1 0-2 Cameron 0-2 3-4 Results Last Week April 17 Cumberland 8, Cameron 5 Grantsburg 10, Osceola 8 April 13 Turtle Lake/Clayton 6, Cameron 5 Grantsburg 16, St. Croix Falls 1 Unity 16, Webster/Siren 1 April 11

Superior Thul, 2b Olson, 3b Thompson, 1b Stariha, dp Sierski, rf Goldberg, p DeMoyer, c Olson, cf Bracken, lf Thul, ss Totals

AB 5 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 37

R 0 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 9

H 0 2 2 0 2 2 4 1 0 1 14

Grantsburg Roufs, 3b E. Quimby, dp B. Quimby Hoffman, p McKenzie, c Johnson, 2b Glover, rf Duncan, lf Chenal Lee Hecht Palmquist, 1b O. Oachs McNally Totals

AB 1 2 1 0 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 23

R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

H 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

H 3

R ER BB K 0 0 2

Grantsburg Hoffman Lee Chenal

IP 4.2 1.0 1.1

H 9 4 1

R 6 3 0

ER na na 0

BB 0 0 0

K 1 1 0

LOB-Grantsburg 4, Superior 7. ERR-Grantsburg: Palmquist, Johnson, Lee (2). 2b-Superior: Stariha, DeMoyer, Olson (3), Olson (4). HR-Superior: Thompson. SB-Superior: DeMoyer; Grantsburg: Roufs. WP-Grantsburg 2.

Grantsburg 16, St. Croix Falls 1 Grantsburg Roufs, 3b Johnson, 2b O. Oachs McKenzie, c Hecht Duncan, lf Tooze Glover, rf Lee, ss Jensen Palmquist, 1b E. Quimby, dp B. Quimby McNally, cf Roberts Totals

AB 5 4 1 4 1 3 1 4 3 1 3 2 2 3 1 38

R 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 3 0 2 0 1 16

H 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 19

BI 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 14

St. Croix Falls Kerkow Dillman Kopp Parks Tucker Aquilar Wendorf Bergman Reed Foster Totals

AB 1 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 0 20

R 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

H 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

St. Croix Falls IP Pitcher(s) 6

ER 1 0 0

Unity 16, Webser-Siren 1 AB 2 1 2 2 2 2 2

R 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

H 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

AB 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 2 0 30

R 1 1 2 3 4 2 1 1 1 0 16

H 1 0 2 0 3 1 2 2 1 0 12

Pitching Webster Pitcher(s)

IP H 4+ 12

R ER BB K 16 na 7 2

Unity Pitcher(s)

IP 4

R ER BB K 4 1 1

H 4

BB 1 0 1

Grantsburg Roufs, 3b Johnson, cf McKenzie, c Glover, rf E. Quimby, 2b Duncan, lf Hoffman, p Lee Palmquist, 1b McNally, sp B. Quimby, ss Totals

AB R 3 3 2 1 3 1 4 1 3 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 1 0 296 13

H 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 10

BI 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 8

Osceola Morrison, rf Hustad, ss Salewski, cf palmsteen, 3b Domagala, 2b Gibbs, c Germain, p Swanson, 1b Quigley, lf Totals

AB 5 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 34

H 0 1 2 1 2 1 0 2 1 10

BI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

R 0 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 8

Pitching Grantsburg Lee Hoffman

IP 2 5

H 5 5

R ER BB K 8 8 0 1 0 0 4 2

Osceola Pitcher(s)

IP 7

H 13

R ER BB K 10 na 3 5

LOB-Grantsburg 5, Osceola 8. ERR-Grantsburg: Roufs; Osceola: Hustad, Swanson. 2B-Grantsburg: E. Quimby. 3B-Osceola: Salewski. SB-Grantsburg: Johnson, Glover, Roufs; Osceola: Gibbs. SAC-Grantsburg 3. WP-Grantsburg 3, Osceola 2.

Track Siren Invitational April 13 Boys Results

1. St. Croix Falls 149.5; 2. Grantsburg 120.5; 3. Turtle Lake/Clayton 99; 4. Clear Lake 85; 5. Unity 56; 6. Siren 55; 7. Prairie Farm 51; 8. New Auburn 3.

K 5 4 3

H R ER BB K 19 16 na 0 5


Webster/Siren Priske-Olson, lf Anderson, ss Freymiller, cf Shaffer, c Nichols, p Sybers, 1b Lindquist, 3b

Unity Valeskey, c Ferguson, 2b DeLozier, dp Grams, p Peterson, ss holman, 3b Allison, 1b Bloom, cf Lehner, rf Stryker, lf Totals

4x400 METER RELAY: 1. St.Croix Falls 3:47.68. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (Ohnstad, Mackean, Hermann, McKinley) 9:09.9. HIGH JUMP: 1. Erik Bauer (TL/C) 6-2; 3. John Chenal (Gburg) 5-8; 6. Nate McKinley (Gburg) 5-2; 9. Francisco Mindello (Gburg) 5-0. LONG JUMP: 1. Erik Bauer (TL/C) 20-3; 4. Tyrell Brande (Gburg) 17-6; 6. John Chenal (Gburg) 17-3; 10. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) 13-11 ½. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Erik Bauer (TL/C) 40-11 ½; 6. David MacKean (Gburg) 34-51/2; 9. Walker Louis (Gburg) 32-6. SHOT PUT: 1. Caleb Gearhart (SCF) 43-6; 2. Walker Louis (Gburg) 42-3; 3. Tanner Lee (Siren) 42-0; 4. Noah Koball (Siren) 38-7; 6. Gavyn Anton (Siren) 37-4; 9. Kalvin Watt (Gburg) 33-4. DISCUS: 1. Tanner Lee (Siren) 139-7; 3. Noah Koball (Siren) 118-11; 5. Gavyn Anton (Siren) 108-11; 6. Kalvin Watt (Gburg) 107-7; 7. Nick Laren (Gburg) 106-3; 8. Brennan Koball (Siren) 103-10; 11. Hauk Moritz (Gburg) 85-10.

Score by Innings Grantsburg 0 1 5 0 2 1 1-10 13 1 Osceola 5 0 0 0 1 2 0-8 10 2

Score by Innings Grantsburg 0 1 5 0 4 6-16 19 1 St, Croix Falls 0 0 1 0 0 0-1 1 5

R 1 0 0

2 0 4

Grantsburg 10, Osceola 8

IP 7

H 1 0 0

0 0 1

LOB-Webster/Siren 4, Unity 7. 2b-W/S: Freymiller; Unity: DeLozier. 3B-Unity: Peterson. SB-Unity: Peterson.

Pitching Superior Pitcher(s) 15

IP 2.2 2.1 1

2 2 17

Score by Innings Webster/Siren 0 0 0 1-1 4 4 Unity 0 3 10 3-16 12 0

Score by Innings Superior 1 1 0 0 4 3 0-9 14 0 Grantsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 4

Pitching Grantsburg Hoffman Chenal Lee

Carroll, 2b Johnson, rf Totals

100 METER DASH: 1. Kyle Fagnan (Gburg) :12.18; 5. Timothy Lindus (Gburg) :12.75. 200 METER DASH: 1. Jordan Thompson (PF) :24.04; 7. Tyler Stevens (Gburg) :27.01; 8. Levi Miller (Gburg) :27.42; 9. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) :27.78; 11. Derek Highstrom (Siren) :29.02. 400 METER RUN: 1. Jordan Thompson (PF) :54.5; 6. Chris Hermann (Gburg) :59.68; 9. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) 1:02.84. 800 METER RUN: 1. Matt LaMirande (SCF) 2:17.08; 2. Jared Peltier (Gburg) 2:17.15; 3. Chris Hermann (Gburg) 2:20.4. 1600 METER RUN: 1. David MacKean (Gburg) 5:05; 7. Sam Anderson (Gburg) 5:48; 8. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) 5:49. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Kent Nonemacher (TL/C) 11:07.1. 110 METER HURDLES: 1. Caden Torgerson (TL/C) :18.4; 3. Austin Olson (Gburg) :19.15; 5. Nick Larsen (Gburg) :20.33. 300 METER HURDLES: 1. Dolan Highstrom (Siren) :39.04; 8. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) :54.45. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (Volkmann, McKinley, J. Chenal, Fagnan) :47.5; 4. Siren (Songetay, Koball, De Highstrom, Do Highstrom) :50.9. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (Peltier, Stevens, Volkmann, Fagnan) 1:41.5; 4. Siren (Songetay, De Highstrom, Do Highstrom, Dugger) 2:00.23.

Siren Invitational April 13 Girls Results

1. St. Croix Falls 208.5; 2. Grantsburg 104; 3.Siren 73; 4. Turtle Lake/Clayton 72; 5. Clear Lake 52.5; T6. Unity, Prairie Farm 41.

100 METER DASH: 1. Ruthie Stewart (SCF) :13.73; 11. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) :15.46. 200 METER DASH: 1. Michaela Hol (Unity) :29.34; 2. Brittanie Blume (Gburg) :29.67; 6. Danielle Bertelsen (Gburg) :31.27. 400 METER DASH: 1. Ruthie Stewart (SCF) 1:04.68; 2. Gracie Gerber (Gburg) 1:04.88; 4. Danielle Bertelsen (Gburg) 1:09.99; 8. Victoria Brown (Siren) 1:19.25; 9. Hannah Smestad (Gburg) 1:22.2. 800 METER RUN: 1. Allie McCurdy (SCF) 2:50; 6. Alexis Troff (Gburg) 3:07.76; 7. Rylee O’Brien (Siren) 3:10.27; 11. Amanda Johnson (Gburg) 3:24.77. 1600 METER RUN: 1. Anna Klein (SCF) 6:12.12. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Hallie Jensen (Gburg) 12:27.09. 100 METER HURDLES: 1. Billie Webb (SCF) :20.35; 2. Rhiana Pochman (Gburg) :20.42; 4. Cassie Maslow (Siren) :24.75; 5. Rachael Ress (Gburg) :27.82. 300 METER HURDLES: 1. Ruthie Stewart (SCF) :55.05; 2. Rhiana Pochman (Gburg) :56.57; 3. Hope McKinley (Gburg) 1:03.79; 4. Cassie Maslow (Siren) 1:10.75. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Turtle Lake/Clayton :57.42; 2. Siren (Horstman, Kosloski, McKnight, Buskirk) :58.29. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Turtle Lake/Clayton 2:00.2; 2. Siren (Horstman, Cederberg, Kosloski, Buskirk) 2:05; 5. Grantsburg (Johnson, Smestad, Olson, McKinley) 2:09.1. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (Gerber, Brande, Bertelsen, Blume) 4:40.88; 3. Siren (Kosloski, Cederberg, Hall, O’Brien) 5:17.52. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (Jensen, Oachs, Ohnstad, O’Brien) 10:50.1. HIGH JUMP: 1. Abby Kosloski (Siren) 4-2; 6. Alexis Troff (Gburg0 3-10. LONG JUMP: 1. Mady Cardinal (TL/C) 14-2 ½; 3. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) 12-11; 8. Hannah Smestad (Gburg) 12-2; 9. Paetyn McKnight (Siren) 12-0 ½. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Mady Cardinal (TL/C) 32-2 ½; 3. Gracie Gerber (Gburg) 30-11 ½; 4. Jade Horstman (Siren) 29-10 ½; 10. Janessa Bonneville (Gburg) 24-5. SHOT PUT: 1. Sidney Hoverman (SCF) 31-2; 5. Olivia Hall (Siren) 28-0; 8. Janessa Bonneville (Gburg) 26-10; 11.hannah Mangelsen (Siren) 25-1. DISCUS: 1. Julia Cederberg (Siren) 96-2; 4. Abby Good (Siren) 76-11; 5. Hannah Mangelsen (Siren) 75-11.

Golf Western Wisconsin Invitational Baldwin-Woodville, Somerset April 7-8

Medalist: Tyler Leach, Spring Valley, 146. 1. River Falls 666; 2. Chippewa Falls 669; 3. Hudson 685; 4. Rice Lake 699; 5. Somerset 700; 6. New Richmond 702; 7. Spring Valley 703; T8. Amery, Tomah 705; 10. Durand 728; 11. Bloomer 740; 12. Baldwin-Woodville 745; 13. St. Croix Central 749; 14. Cadott 750; 15. Grantsburg 786; 16. Prescott 792; 17. Ellsworth 806; 18. Mondovi 812; 19. Osceola 827; 20. Glenwood City 832; 21. Clear Lake 884; 22. Cumberland 893. GRANTSBURG Jared Lee 169 Joey Duncan 174 Justin Petterson 219 Lane Johnson 226 Paul Mackean 237

Bowling Black & Orange TNT Ladies W


Flower Power 38 18 Northwoods Lumber 35 21 Larry’s LP 27 29 Tillie’s Turtlettes 12 44 High Team Single Games: Flower Power 887; Northwoods Lumber 875; Tillie’s Turtlettes 799. High Single Games: Cheryl Scallon 188; Daphne Churchill 185; Mary Ellen Smith 167. High Team Three Games: Northwoods Lumber 2540; Flower Power 2499; Tillie’s Turtlettes 2321. High Three Games: Cheryl Scallon 503; Jennifer Kern 468; Mary Ellen Smith 465. High Individual Averages: Jennifer Kern 1621; Cheryl Scallon 149; Sue Eytcheson 148; Daphne Churchill 147; Mary Reese 144. Splits: Mary Reese/Cheryl Scallon, 4-5; Millie Hansen/ Vicki Tollander, 3-10; Daphne Churchill, 5-10; Monica Johnson, 5-7; Jennifer Kern, 5-6.

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APRIL 19, 2017

Allen Benson

Bruce Johnson

Michael Roberts

Allen C. Benson, 68, of Siren, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by family. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, April 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Grantsburg with Father Joseph Madanu officiating. Music was provided by Erin Spohn, Alaina and Olivia Oachs, Tara Shoquist and Rebekah and Jeremiah Stavne. Allen was laid to rest at St. Dominic’s Catholic Cemetery in Frederic. Pallbearers were Ryan Taylor, Dustin Taylor, Paul Scheierl, Scott Doornink, Chad Doornink and Kari Green. Honorary Pallbearers were Bruce Potter, Larry Potter, Darryl Doornink and Normand Audet. Allen was born to Arnold and Gladys (Brethorst) Benson on April 28, 1948 in Siren. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Frederic High School in 1966. His love of farming with his Grandpa and Grandma Benson and Aunt Bernice planted a seed to purchase the farm, making it a third-generation homestead. Allen was an EMT for 12 years, a patrolman for West Sweden Township, Trade Lake Township. He also worked for the Burnett County Highway Department, retiring in 2011. In 1991 he met and fell head over heels in love with the beautiful brunette woman from the bank, Barb Meyer. They married on July 14, 1992, and with this union, he was blessed with the bonus of two daughters, Kim and Kerri. Allen was relieved when Chad and Jeff joined the family. The birth of five beautiful granddaughters made his family complete. These girls became his favorite people. He started playing guitar in high school and eventually joined a band that played locally. His love of playing guitar and harmonica lasted his entire life. He shared his love of music and guitar playing with his oldest granddaughters. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing Xbox, camping, campfires, watching the Minnesota Twins and Green Bay Packers, along with motorcycling with his wife and friends. Allen would spend many hours watching his granddaughters’ sporting events and going to their concerts. He loved playing bingo, card games and Carrom with his granddaughters, family and friends. One of the things on Allen’s bucket list was to spend a winter in Arizona. In 2012 he was able to check that off his list. He spent the winter motorcycling, sitting by a campfire with other retirees. While in Arizona, he created the character, “Mean Mr. Cactus,” whom he would draw pictures of and send to his granddaughters. Allen will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his contagious laughter, his work ethic and his love for his family and friends. Allen is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Barb (Meyer) Benson of Siren; daughters, Kim (Jeff) Korhonen of New Richmond, and Kerri (Chad) Oachs of Grantsburg; granddaughters, Alaina, Olivia and Sophia Oachs and Kenley and Khloe Korhonen; sisters, Trudy McClintock of Lino Lakes, Minn. and Jane (Terry) Taylor of Frederic; step mother-in-law, Bev Meyer of Frederic; brothers-in-law, Bob (Jeanne) Meyer of Grantsburg, Duane (Beth) Meyer of Hayward, Gary (Collete) Meyer of Elk River, Minn, Rodney (Patty) Meyer of Grantsburg, Harley (Patty) Meyer of Grantsburg, Jim (Donna) Meyer of Grantsburg, David Meyer of Grantsburg, and Mike (Sheila) Meyer of Grantsburg; nephews, Ryan (Michelle) Taylor of Frederic, and Dustin Taylor of Frederic; niece, Sally (Paul) Scheierl of Circle Pines, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Gladys Benson; brother, Lyle Benson; father-in-law, Willard Meyer; mother-in-law, Dorothy Meyer; sisterin-law, Donna Mae Meyer; nephews, Matt McClintock, Brandon Taylor, Christ Coy; and niece, Jennifer Meyer. Friends are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at Arrangements were entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic.

Bruce W. Johnson, 65, of Siren, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at his residence. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Last Call Bar in Sir ren. Interment will be at a l later date at Lakeview Siren C Cemetery. Bruce was born to Dean ( (Rambo) and Budd Johns son on February 12, 1952 i in Siren. He graduated f from Siren High School i 1970. Bruce worked in in l local bridge construction f for 10 years, then became a self-employed contractor s servicing the Burnett County area until his retirement in 2007. Bruce had a very quiet personality; however, when he did have something to say, it was full of sarcastic humor that would make just about anyone laugh. In his free time, Bruce could be found on his Husqvarna lawn mower cutting the grass to perfection. He enjoyed listening to country western music and watching old country western movies. He also greatly enjoyed his time spent socializing at the Midtown Tavern and Last Call Bar. Bruce is survived by his children, Bruce D. (Rosie) Johnson and Allisa Johnson; siblings: Jerry (Joyce) Johnson, Sandra (Dirk) Benzer and Cheryl Johnson; nine grandchildren with two more on the way; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding Bruce in death were his parents. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster.

Michael Andrew Roberts, 63, of Grantsburg, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2017. A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. Michael was born to Richard and Phyllis (Swendiman) Roberts on May 14, 1953 in Lubbock, TX. In 1971, h he graduated from Johnson S Senior High School in Saint P Paul and then attended Centtral Community College in G Grand Island, Neb. On July 4, 1997, Mike marrried Brenda Kay Lawrence iin Angola, Ind. They moved tto Wisconsin in 2005, where M Mike was employed at Parke er-Hannifin Corp. of Grantsb burg. Mike is survived by his wife, Brenda; children: Jeremie (Monica) Roberts, Michelle Roberts, Matthew Roberts and Billy Jo Gage; grandchildren: Heaven Leigh Adderly, Ryan Plunske, Jewel Roberts and Jaden Roberts. He is also survived by brothers Joseph (Karen) Roberts and Jeffrey Roberts. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements were entrusted with Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home of Grantsburg.

Kae (Dahlberg) Christensen Kathleen Ann (Kae) Christensen, 77, of Centuria passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, A April 22, 2017 at Fristad Lut theran Church of Centuria w with Pastor Mel Rau officia ating. Family and friends m may gather for a visitation o one hour prior to the serv vice. Please join the family f a luncheon and continfor u fellowship in the church ued h hall following the service. I Inurnment will take place i Cushing Cemetery. in Born June 14, 1939 in G Grantsburg, Kae was the daughter of Frank and Lulette (Falstrom) Dahlberg. She graduated from Grantsburg High School and received her Master’s Degree from UW-River Falls. She was an elementary teacher with the Unity School District and a social worker in Washington County, Minnesota. She enjoyed quilting, traveling and wintering in Texas. Kae is survived by her significant other, Jack Heddle, children; Chris Paulson, Gerry (Karen) Paulson, Jack Paulson, Wendy Manley, Tim Christensen and Jerry (Julie) Christensen; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister Jane (Joe) Yira, brothers; John Dahlberg, Verner (Violet) Dahlberg and Bud Dahlberg, other relatives and friends. Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria assisted with arrangements.

Harriette Wagman

Harriette J. (Hansen) Wagman, died on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the age of 98. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21 at Central United Methodist Church in Grantsburg, w with interment at Riverside C Cemetery. Visitation will be o one hour before the service a at the church. Harriette was born Febrruary 2, 1919 to Hans and M Mathilda (Olson) Hansen of Cushing, being one of seven C c children. She was baptized and c confirmed at the Cushing Lutheran Church. She gradL u uated from the Bass Lake Grade School, St. Croix Falls High School and the Minneapolis School of Business. Upon completion of her business education course in 1937, she moved to Grantsburg and was employed at the Abstract Office and then at First Bank of Grantsburg where she worked for many years. She met Clarence Wagman and they married on November 17, 1945 at Forestwood Lodge at Big Wood Lake near Grantsburg. She became a member of the United Methodist Church in 1945 and brought her quiet force to the congregation and to the United Methodist Women, caring deeply for both the edifice as well as the members of her Church. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Beverly Hanson and Irene Hansen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Although Harriette never bore any children of her own, she was mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to many who already miss her profoundly. Harriette was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wagman; parents, Hans and Mathilda Hansen; sisters, Elvina Lilligren and Cleone Tomlinson; and brothers, Burnell, Earl, Kenneth and Clyde. In lieu of flowers, Harriette wished to have any donations go to the Grantsburg Food Shelf. Arrangements were entrusted to Appleyard’s Home for Funerals of Rice Lake.

NEWSLINE No state tax on Olympic winnings under proposal MADISON (AP) — Olympic medal winners in Wisconsin wouldn't have to pay taxes on their winnings under a Republican proposal. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said in a news release Monday they're circulating a bill that would repeal state taxes on Olympic and Paralympic winnings. Olympic medals are worth a few hundred dollars

and come with cash prizes ranging from $10,000 for bronze to $25,000 for gold. Under the bill, neither the medals nor the cash winnings would be taxed. If passed, the legislation would retroactively apply to 2016 and would be in place for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget includes a similar measure. But under his proposal, athletes who make more than $1 million a year would still owe taxes on winnings.


APRIL 19, 2017





LeeAnn (McPheeters) Mason LeeAnn (McPheeters) Mason, 48, of St. Croix Falls, formerly of Burnett County, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Golden Age Manor in Amery. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Born in St. Louis Park, Minn., on January 9, 1969, LeeAnn was the daughter of Sandra Elaine (Dale) and Roy Lee McPheeters. On March 11, 1989, LeeAnn married Edward Todd Mason in Minneapolis. She was employed by Community Living Options in Pine City for many years. LeeAnn enjoyed her work as a caregiver and counselor at a group home facility. She took great joy in helping those with special needs. She enjoyed going fishing, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. LeeAnn is survived by her husband, Ed Mason; children: Andrew (Billie Jo) McPheeters, Nicholas McPheeters and Anthony Mason; grandchildren: Samantha Jean McPheeters and Thomas Lee McPheeters. She is also survived by her father, Roy McPheeters; and a sister, Robin McPheeters. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra McPheeters. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home of Grantsburg.

Ronald Ylitalo Ronald Otto Winston Ylitalo, 84, of Grantsburg, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ron’s life from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Trollhaugen S Ski Resort in Dresser. Ron was born to John a and Saima Ylitalo on Jan. 112, 1933 in Sault Ste. Marie, M Mich. The first language he sspoke was Finnish. Ron was rraised in Floodwood, Minn., w where he delivered groceriies for his father’s store and p played football. Ron earned a law degree ffrom the University of Minn nesota and practiced his law profession in St. Paul. Ron liked hunting, fishing and trips in the BWCA. He played the trumpet and enjoyed the Minnesota Orchestra. He loved to ski, run 5k races, walk and collect rocks. He liked to draw, take photos, make signs and visit museums. He designed two houses. He enjoyed writing letters to the editor. His hero was Abraham Lincoln. He loved kids, dogs and cats. Ron is survived by his sons, Craig (Kristin) Ylitalo and Grant Ylitalo. Ron was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray and Roy; and his sister, June. Respecting Ron’s interests, memorials may be sent to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area of Grantsburg (www. or Minnesota Public Radio Classical (

BIRTHS Lillian Joanne George Kelly and Tiffany George of Webster announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Joanne George, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at St. Croix Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, Wis.

PUBLIC NOTICE DANBURY AND SWISS CEMETERIES Notice of Spring Clean-Up The Town of Swiss will be conducting its spring cleanup of both the Danbury and Swiss Cemeteries on or about the 1st of May. We will be removing faded/ dried-up decorations as to prepare for Memorial Day Weekend. Should you desire to save items, please have decorations removed by the above date. Swiss Town Board WNAXLP


• April 16, Kyle Hedlund, 24, Frederic, was arrested for drug paraphernalia.

• April 3, Jose Chavarria, 26, Danbury, was arrested for probation violation. COURT • April 6, Asa Hunter, 21, Siren, was arrested for proCriminal bation violation. • April 6, Bradley Rehbein, 37, Grantsburg, was arrested for disorderly conduct, domestic abuse, and bail Disorderly Conduct jumping - felony. • Brandon L. Jones, 37, Hayward, pleaded no contest, • April 7, Chad LaPointe, 30, Webster, was arrested and was fined $443.00. • Timothy L. Mulroy, 41, Webster, pleaded no contest, for probation violation. • April 7, Kody Pettis, 20, Shell Lake, was arrested for and was fined $443.00. • Susanna B. Orbeck, 42, Amery, pleaded no contest, 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement, and was fined $330.50. using a computer to facilitate sex crime, and child sex- • Jesse M. Westling, 34, pleaded no contest, and was ploitation. fined $330.50. • April 7, Jeffrey Feddick, 54, Minong, was arrested for contempt of court - punitive sanction, and proba- Operating while intoxicated - first offense • Donald J. Kaczmarek, 45, E. Madeira Beach, FL, tion violation. • April 8, Joshua Bremer, 31, Danbury, was arrested pleaded no contest, and was fined $1,674.00. for failure to appear, bail jumping - felony, and possesOperating while intoxicated - 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or sion of drug paraphernalia. • April 8, Lorenzo Merrill, 31, Isle, MN, was arrested 9th • Jason B. Klinkhammer, 36, Arlington, TX, pleaded for failure to appear, and bail jumping- misdemeanor. • April 8, Simone Hart, 25, Cumberland, was arrested guilty, and was fined $1,674.00 (5th or 6th). • Steven T. Lowe, 41, Luck, pleaded guilty, and was for resisting or obstructing an officer. • April 8, Duane Mosay, 26, Luck, was arrested for fined $1,744.00 (5th or 6th). • Mavis J. Rogers, 51, Fond du Lac, pleaded guilty, operating while revoked, operating while intoxicated (2nd offense), probation violation, and bail jumping - and was fined $518.00 (9th). felony. • April 8, Connie Peters, 61, Spooner, was arrested for Issuing a worthless check • Amanda J. Peterson, 33, Luck, pleaded no contest, possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. • April 8, Jessey Czyewski-Davis, 19, Frederic, was and was fined $330.50. arrested for violation of absolute sobriety law. • April 9, Timothy Wallace, 26, Grantsburg, was ar- Bail Jumping • Michelle B. Moore, 29, Minneapolis, pleaded no conrested for operating while suspended, disorderly conduct, bail jumping - felony, possession of drug para- test, and was fined $750.00. phernalia, and obstructing an officer. • April 9, Chad Meyer, 32, Siren, was arrested for bat- Battery • Jason B. Klinkhammer, 36, Arlington, TX, pleaded tery (domestic), and criminal damage to property. • April 9, Dakota Keller, 18, Grantsburg, was arrested guilty, and was fined $693.00. for probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. Drug • April 11, Justin Erickson, 27, Grantsburg, was is- • Michael J. Nelson, 29, Siren, pleaded no contest, and sued an arrest warrant for possession of drug para- was fined $518.00 (methamphetamine). • Taylor J. Espeseth, 19, Webster, pleaded no contest, phernalia. and was fined $330.50 (marijuana). • April 11, Daymin Eckstrom, 23, Siren, was arrested Theft for failure to appear in court. • April 12, Kimberly Bethel, 54, St. Paul, was issued • Nicole M. Simmons, 29, Webster, pleaded no contest, and was fined $685.19. an arrest warrant for contempt of court. • April 13, Troy Lanning, 49, Siren, was arrested for Resisting or obstructing an officer probation violation. • Sherry N. Benjamin, 37, Sandstone, MN, pleaded no • April 13, Jacob Wicklund, 19, Siren, was arrested on contest, and was fined $500.00. two counts of theft. • March 31, David Peloquin Jr., 36, Siren, was arrest• April 13, Cory Peasley, 30, Balsem Lake, was arrested for a probation warrant. ed for fraud on an innkeeper. • April 14, Jesse Stener, 31, Siren, was arrested for failure to appear in court. SIREN POLICE • April 14, Justin Kaufmann, 31, Webster, was arrest• April 2, Shane J. Fagnan, 20, Siren, was arrested for ed for probation violation. • April 14, Dennis Legrand, 58, Webb Lake, was ar- theft and possession of methamphetamine. • April 2, Alyssa A. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., at the Burnett County Government Center in Room 165, Town of Meenon, Siren, Wisconsin, regarding the following: BURNETT COUNTY LAND USE ORDINANCE 1.CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-17-03 PARDUN Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Swiss, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Brent and Ann Pardun have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances to reopen a drive-in restaurant, located at 7809 County Road F, in the C-1 zoning district, Lot 1 CSM V.21 P.95 Subdivision NW 1/4, Section 28, T41N R16W. 2.CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-17-05 SCOTT Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Oakland, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Kyle and Lois Scott have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances for short term recreational rental of a private residence, located at 7384 Hayden Lake Road, in the RR-2 zoning district, Lot 1 CSM V.15 P.196 in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 4, T40N R16W. 3.CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-17-08 YELLOW LAKE CONDO #3 Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Union, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Brett McKay has made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances for short term recreational rental of a private residence, located at 27921 Yellow Lake Rd, Unit 3, in the RR-1 zoning district, Yellow Lake Lodge Condominium Unit 3 & 1/16 Interest in Common Element, Section 25, T40N R17W. 4.CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-17-04 ROSENTHAL REAL ESTATE RENTAL Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Webb Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that John and Maria Rosenthal have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances to expand Rosenthal’s Resort by adding 25 seasonal campsites and adding 4 overnight campsites, located at 30925 Namekagon Trail, in the RR-1 zoning district, Government Lots 6 and 7, Section 16, T41N R14W. 5. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-17-06 MANGELSEN Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Meenon, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Christian and Jennifer Mangelsen have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinanc-

es to open and operate a 94 unit campground to be developed over the next 3 years, located at 6910 State Road 70, in the RR-3 zoning district, Lots 1 and 2 CSM V.11 P.25 located in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 34, T39N R16W. 6.CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-17-07 SLOAN, HEMQUIST & HOM Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Webb Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Diane Sloan, Michael Hemquist and Cindy Hom have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances to change from a 4 unit campground to an 8 unit campground, located at 2012 N. Lost Lake Road, in the A-2 zoning district, Lot 11 Webb Lake Hideaway Acres, Section 23, T41N R14W. 7.TEXT AMENDMENT #TXT17-05 Public notice is hereby given to all persons in Burnett County, Wisconsin, that the Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee is proposing to amend the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances section 30-85 dealing with conditional uses in the RR-1, RR-2 and RR-3 districts and 30-443 dealing with public utility equipment in road right-of-ways. Details of the proposed revisions are available at the Burnett County Land Use/ Zoning Office, the Burnett County Clerk’s Office, and on the Burnett County website at http://www.burnettcounty. com/idex.aspx?nid-117. 8.TEXT AMENDMENT #TXT17-06 Public notice is hereby given to all persons in Burnett County, Wisconsin, that an addition of the Wood River flood study near Shuttleworth Rd is proposed to be added to the Floodplain Study Appendix Details of the proposed revisions are available at the Burnett County Land Use/ Zoning Office, the Burnett County Clerk’s Office, and on the Burnett County website at http://www.burnettcounty. com/idex.aspx?nid-117. Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee Siren, WI Dated this 7th day of April, 2017 WNAXLP (April 12, 19)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY U.S. Bank National Association successor by merger with U.S. Bank National Association ND, Plaintiff, vs. Clarice Schultz, Defendant. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 15-CV-111 By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on January 12, 2016, I will sell at public auction in the main lobby of the Burnett County Government Building, located at 7410 County Road K,

Siren, WI 54872-9043, on May 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: The Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 NE 1/4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township Thirty-eight (38) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, Town of Dewey, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Tax Key No. 07-008-2-38-1423-1 03-000-011000 THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO ALL LEGAL ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: CASH or CASHIER’s CHECK (10% downpayment at sale, balance due within ten (10) days of Court approval). DATED at Siren, Wisconsin, on March 29, 2017. /s/ Ronald L. Wilhelm Sheriff of Burnett County, Wisconsin BASS & MOGLOWSKY, S.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff The above property is located at No physical address so use: The Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 NE 1/4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township Thirty-eight (38) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, Town of Dewey, Burnett County, Wisconsin Bass & Moglowsky, S.C. is a law firm / debt collector representing a creditor in the collection of a debt that you owe to said creditor. We are attempting to collect such debt and any information obtained from you will be used for that purpose. WNAXLP (April 12, 19, 26)


the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 28, Township 37 North, Range 19 West, Town of Anderson, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Parcel B: Also, that part of the North One-half of Lot 8 of Certified Survey Map #998, being a portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 37 North, Range 19 West, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Burnett County Wisconsin, in Volume 5 Certified Survey Maps, pages 40-41, lying North of the center line of existing town road. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14280 Oeltjen Road, Town of Anderson TAX KEY NO.: 07-002-237-19-28-4 02-000-012000 Parcel A and 07-002-237-19-28-3 04-000-021000 Parcel B Ronald Wilhelm Sheriff of Burnett County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. WNAXLP (April 12, 19, 26)




IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES EDWARD MIER Order and Notice of Hearing Petition of Summary Assignment (Formal Administration) Case No. 17 PR 17 A petition for summary assignment was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth 9-14-1960 and date of death 2-11-2017, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with an address of 23520 Birch Rd., Siren, WI 54872. 2. Creditors may bring an action by A. filing a claim in the Burnett County Circuit Court before the property is assigned. B. bring a suit against the assignee(s) after the property is assigned. The right of a creditor to bring an action terminates three months after the date of publication of this order. 3. The property may be assigned to the creditors and interested persons after 30 days have elapsed following the first publication of this notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The petition be heard and heirship be determined at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren, Wisconsin, Room 220, before Hon. Kenneth L. Kutz, Court Official, on 5-15-2017 at 8:45 AM. 2. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose

vs. THE ESTATE OF CHARLES A. HOLMQUIST c/o James P. Mulligan, Special Administrator and ALICE E. CARNEY and UNKNOWN SPOUSE of Alice E. Carney Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 17CV3 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $10,000.00 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 3, 2017 in the amount of $58,044.23, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 9, 2017 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Burnett County Government Center, located at 7410 County Road K, Siren, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel A: The Southwest Quarter of

names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-349-2177 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURTS: /s/ Jacqueline O. Baasch Register in Probate March 28, 2017 Barbara Lyga 23520 Birch Rd. Siren, WI 54872 715-349-2757 WNAXLP (April 5, 12, 19)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Zachary J. Meyer DOB: 09/17/1982 Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Deadline for Filing Claims (Formal Administration) Case No. 17 PR 16 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: The decedent, with date of birth September 17, 1982 and date of death February 23, 2017, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 23372 Shuttleworth Road, Siren, WI 54872. THE COURT ORDERS: 1.The petition be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren Wisconsin, Room 220, before Circuit Court Judge Kenneth L. Kutz, on May 11, 2017, at 1:45 p.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is June 23, 2017. 3. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren, Wisconsin. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-349-2177 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: /s/ Hon. James R. Erickson Circuit Court Judge March 27, 2017 David L. Grindell Burnett County Corporation Counsel

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Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., at the Burnett County Government Center in Room 165, Town of Meenon, Siren, Wisconsin.

1. VARIANCE #VAR-17-01 Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Thomas Gallagher representative of Dadder’s Estates LLC has made application relative to a proposal to vary the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances as follows: To allow structures placed within the 75 foot shoreland setback without permits to remain, located on Crooked Lake, at 7581 North Shore Drive, in the RR-1 zoning district, Lot 6 White Pine Beach, Section 8, T38N R16W. Board of Adjustment Siren, WI Dated this 7th day of April, 2017 WNAXLP (April 12, 19)


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. LARSON Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 17 PR 19 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth 7/07/1934 and date of death 3/05/2017, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 12440County Hwy. D., Grantsburg, WI 54840. 3. All interested persons have waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is 7/10/2017. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren. Wisconsin. /s/ Jacqueline O. Baasch Probate Registrar April 10, 2017 Elizabeth M. Manthey 2205 Woodcrest Dr. Portage, WI 53901 608-742-5216 WNAXLP (April 12, 19, 26)

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TOWN OF JACKSON BURNETT COUNTY WISCONSIN Town of Jackson has amended section V. of Ordinance J-52 ATV – UTV Route Ordinance. The following routes are designated all-terrain vehicle [and utility terrain vehicle] routes in the town: Mallard Lake Rd, Sewall Rd, Alden Rd, Clear Sky Rd, Greeder Rd, Pratt Rd, Greer Rd, Leef Rd, Overland Trailway, Sweger Rd, Sieben Rd, Ham lake Rd, Mail Rd, Eagle Lake Road, Lang Rd, Deer Path Rd, Shore Rd, Chalet Rd, Three Mile Rd, Loon Creek Trl from Three Mile to Trail Head, Kilkare Rd, Bonner Lake Rd, Voyager Rd, Treasure Island Rd & Treasure Island Trlway, Treasure Island Court, Treasure Island Drive, Whispering Pines Rd, Loon Lake Rd, Meyers Rd, Ford Rd, and Moro Road. WNAXLP



APRIL 19, 2017


Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Review for the Town of West Marshland, Burnett County, Wisconsin, will meet at the Town Hall, on the 10th day of May, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board. No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the board about that person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub. (3) (a), that person provides the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub. (6m) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information

that the person used to arrive at the estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the board by telephone or object to a valuation, if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about the income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s. 73.03 (2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about the income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of the court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall here upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a Physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Notice is hereby given this 19th day of April, 2017. Kerri Harter, Clerk Town of West Marshland WNAXLP (April 19)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC Plaintiff vs. Kathleen M. Zubik Defendant ADJOURNED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 15CV112 CASE CODE: 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on

February 26, 2016, in the amount of $130,281.86, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: ORIGINAL TIME: April 11, 2017 at 10:00am ADJOURNED TIME: May 23, 2017 at 10:00am TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit to Plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation from the court. PLACE: In the Main Lobby of Burnett County Government Center, 7410 County Road K, Siren, WI 54872 Property description: The following described real estate in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin: The Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section Twenty-Two (22), Township Thirty-Seven North (37N), Range Fourteen West (14W), Less and except that portion conveyed to Joseph B. Wickman and Kimberly K. Wickman, husband and wife, as joint tenants recorded in Doc. 346332, the West half of the Quarter of the Northwest Quarter ( W 1/2 NW 1/4 NW 1/4), Section Twenty Two (22), Township Thirty-Seven (37) North, of Range Fourteen (14) West, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Less and except that portion conveyed to Jim O. Anthony and Sharon R. Anthony, husband and wife, as joint tenants recorded in Doc. 347242, the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE 1/4 NW 1/4), Section Twenty-Two (22), Township Thirty-Seven (37) North, of Range Fourteen (14) West, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Less and except that portion conveyed to Patricia Splett, a single person recorded in Doc. 345756, the West half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (W


Contractors are invited to bid on Burnett County Fuel Island, located at 8150 Wisconsin Hwy 70, Siren, WI 54872 as described in the Drawings and Speci¿cations dated April 12, 2017 as prepared by: Kueny Architects, LLC 10505 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158. Phone number (414) 690-3197 Sealed Bids will be received by Burnett County Highway Department, located at 8150 Wisconsin Hwy 70, Siren, WI 54872 on May 3, 2017 at the receptionist's desk in the main of¿ce up until 2:00 PM Central Standard Time . At that time Bids will be opened publicly read aloud for consideration by the Owner. A Pre-Bid meeting will be held on April 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the site 8150 Wisconsin Hwy 70, Siren, WI 54872 The project consists of: New Fuel Island and Dispensary – Replacing an existing Fuel Island at the highway shop and dispensary at the airport. Bids will be based on a single lump sum for the following separate Contracts: 1. General The Contract Documents, including Plans and Speci¿cations are on ¿le with: Implementing the Wisconsin Public Building Plan Information legislation 1. McGraw Hill / Dodge 4. AGC – Builders Exchange 2. Bid Ocean Inc. 5. Bid Tool 3. Daily Reporter Plans and speci¿cations will be available starting April 12, 2017 from Kueny Architects, LLC. Email request to Jon Wallenkamp at or call 262.857.8101. Bidders may be required to submit a brief statement of their quali¿cations to the Architect before submitting a Bid. All Bidders will be required to submit a complete list of subcontractors with their proposals. Or within 24 hours after bid due date. All Bids will remain ¿rm for a period of 90 days after the opening date. A certi¿ed check or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and satisfactory Surety Company in the amount of 10% of the Bid made payable to Burnett County, shall accompany each bid. Successful Bidders will be required to furnish and pay for a satisfactory Performance Bond, and Labor and Materials Bond in the amount of 100% of the Contract. The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Bids in their best interest. WNAXLP

1/2 SW 1/4 NW 1/4), Section Twenty-Two (22), Township Thirty-Seven (37) North, of Range Fourteen (14), Burnett County, Wisconsin. Less and except that portion conveyed to Charles E. Dufrain and Judith C. Dufrain, husband and wife, as joint tenants recorded in Vol. 635 Page 62. The Southeast quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SE 1/4 NW 1/4), Section Twenty-Two (22), Township Thirty-Seven (37) North, of Range Fourteen (14) West, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Less and except that portion conveyed to Charles E. Dufrain and Judith C. Dufrain, husband and wife, as joint tenants recorded in Doc. 345676. The East half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (E 1/2 SW 1/4 NW 1/4), Section Twenty-Two (22), Township Thirty-Seven (37) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Being the same property that Carl J. Erickson, a/k/a Carl Erickson and Ruby Erickson, husband and wife, by deed dated June 14, 1991 and recorded in the recorder’s office in Burnett County, Wisconsin in Volume #469 Page 229, granted and conveyed to Kathleen M. Zubik and successors, trustee of the Kathleen M. Zubik Recovable Intervivos-Trust dated April 29, 1991, the Grantors herein. Subject to restrictions, reservations, easements, covenants, oil, gas or mineral rights of record, if any. Tax Key No: 07-022-2-3714-22-202-000-011000 Property Address: 2161 County Road J, Barronett, WI 54813 Dated this__day of ______, 2017 Burnett County Sheriff Jack N. Zaharopoulos State Bar No. 1041503 Attorney for Plaintiff 120 North LaSalle Street Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (414) 937-5992 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. WNAXLP (April 19)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARTIN H. SAUGSTAD Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 17 PR 20 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth June 23, 1941 and date of death March 8, 2017, was domiciled in BURNETT County, State of WISCONSIN, with a mailing address of 24828 Polansky Trail, Siren, Wisconsin 54872. 3. All interested persons have waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is 7-10-2017. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse,

Siren. Wisconsin. /s/ Jacqueline O. Baasch Probate Registrar 4-10-2017 Ryan M. Benson, Attorney at Law BENSON LAW OFFICE, LTD P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 WNAXLP (April 19, 26, May 3)


TOWN OF SWISS NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADJOURN BOARD OF REVIEW TO LATER DATE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Swiss, Burnett County, Wisconsin will meet on the 9th day of May, 2017, at 6:45 p.m. at the Swiss Town Hall, 7551 Main Street, Danbury for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the thirty-day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, pursuant to Sec. 70.47(1), Wis. Statutes. Due to the fact that the assessment roll is not completed at this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Review will be adjourned until September, 2017. Notice is hereby given this 19th day of April, 2017. Judith Dykstra, Swiss Town Clerk WNAXLP (April 19)

GRANTSBURG VILLAGE BOARD MEETING APRIL 10, 2017 The Village of Grantsburg Board of Trustees met on Monday, April 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grantsburg Village Office, Village Board Room – 316 S. Brad Street. Present: Village President, Glenn Rolloff; and Trustee’s, Greg Peer; Larry Ebersold; Caylin Muehlberg; Diane Barton; Scott DeRocker and Rod Kleiss. Absent: None. Others: Village Clerk/ Patrice Bjorklund; Treasurer/ Sheila Meyer; Public Works Director, Chris Bartlett; Police Chief, Jeff Schinzing; John Erickson, Village of Grantsburg Ordinance Officer; Library Director, Kristina Kelley-Johnson; Gary “Goob” Coy; Vincent Zilka; Craig Bowman; Scott Hanson; Kevin Wanless; Steve

Briggs – Burnett County Sentinel; and Gregg Westigaard – Inter County Leader. Motion by Ebersold, seconded by DeRocker to approve the following minutes as presented (with correction in the March 13, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes to change Cory Barnette to Grantsburg Fire Chief.) March 13, 2017 Regular Meeting; March 22, 2017 Administration Committee Meeting; and March 30, 2017 Airport Committee Meeting. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by Barton to accept the Village of Siren Mutual Aid Agreement. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by Peer for placement of a commemorative sign. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by Peer to approve appointment of Caylin Muehlberg, Village Trustee, to the Grantsburg Library Board for a 3-year Term. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by Muehlberg to approve appointment of Mike Giles to the Grantsburg Housing Authority to replace Eldon Freese, whose term expires March 1, 2018. Carried. Motion to table appointments of vacancies left by Glenn Rolloff and Greg Peer as Plan Commission Members for a 3-year term was made by Muehlberg; seconded by DeRocker. The appointments for those vacancies will be discussed at the May 9, 2017 Reorganizational Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. prior to the Regular Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Carried. Motion by Kleiss, seconded by Rolloff to spend up to $693.41 for the Village portion of the Wayfinding Signs in 3 locations throughout the Village. Carried. Motion by Muehlberg to allow Geneva Zilka to manage camp firewood at Memory Lake Park by her 4H Group during the summer of 2017. All proceeds garnered from the sale of the firewood will go to the 4H Group. Seconded by Burton. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by Peer to approve the MSA Contract for TIF Implementation ACT 257 Compliance in the amount of $3500. Carried. Motion by Barton, seconded by DeRocker to approve use of the Airport for Craig Bowman, representing Western Wisconsin Association of Rocketry to use the Grantsburg Municipal Airport for Rocket Launches once a month in the summer of 2017. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by Barton to pay bills. Carried. Motion by Muehlberg, seconded by Kleiss to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. Carried. ***These minutes will be approved at the May 9, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Patrice Bjorklund Village Clerk WNAXLP (April 19)

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One of my favorite scripture passages of the Easter season is the one from John 20:118. It is where Mary Magdalene has gone to the tomb and the stone has been rolled away. Mary sits outside the tomb, weeping, because she does not know where Jesus was taken. As she is sitting there, someone asks her who she is looking for and Mary mistakes the person for the gardener. But, as soon as He says her name, she sees that it is Jesus, alive, who stands by her and calls her

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CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CHURCH Pastor Tryg Wistad | 715-635-4816 28509 County Road H 1/8 mile north of A&H intersection Sun. Worship: 10 am | Wed. Bible Study: 7 pm Thurs. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study: 1:30 pm Sat. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study: 8 am


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Scott Sagle, Pastor | 715-689-2541 11530 St. Rd. 70, Grantsburg Sun. Worship: 10:30 am | Sun. School: 9:30 am Bible Study: Wed. 7:30 pm

Fr. Michael J. Tupa, Pastor 715-866-7321 | 7586 St. Rd. 77 Mass: Fri. 9 am & Sat. 4 pm Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt


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Pastor Kookho Kim & Pastor Ran Yoo 2110 295th Ave. Cty. Rd. B Worship: 11:00 am | Sunday School: 11:15 am

CUSHING LAKETOWN LUTHERAN Pastor Marilyn Crossfield 2738 220th St. | Worship: 10:45 am Sun. School: 10:45 am (Sept. - May) Wheelchair Accessible



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Jesus is the One calling her by name, to see that all the things Jesus had said would happen are happening. Jesus conquered death and the grave to meet us where we are and call us by name. This Easter season, may you know the love God has for you, a love that meets you where you are and calls you by name. Whether you have been a faithful servant or you are wondering and questioning, Jesus is there calling your name, waiting for you to recognize that He is with you.

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NEW HOPE LUTHERAN Emory Johnson, Pastor 685 W. State Rd. 70 | 715-463-5700 Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 am Sun. School & Adult Bible Study: 11:15 am Watch live and recorded sermons on our website








Pastor Janeva Stromberg 320-679-1012 | Council Chair: 715-244-3301 Worship 11 am; Sun. Sch. 10 am


LAKEVIEW UNITED METHODIST Jack Starr, Pastor S. of Hertel | Worship & Sunday School: 9 am

Paul Peterson, Pastor Worship: 10:30 am | Sunday School: 9:30 am Coffee Hour: 9:30 am | Nursery available.


LEWIS Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor 3482 115th St. | 715-866-8646 Worship 8:45 am | UMM/UMW 6:30 pm, 3rd Wed.

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LUCK LUTHERAN Ralph Thompson, Pastor 5th St., 510 Foster Ave. East | 715-472-2605 Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 am (Sept-May) Sunday School: 9 am (Sept-May) Sunday Worship Service: 9 am (June-Aug) Mon. Evening Cont. Worship: 6:30 pm (June-Aug)

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN Roger Kastelle, Pastor Hwy. 35 & Cty. Rd. B | 715-472-8190 Sun. Worship Service: 9 am | Sun. Sch.: 10 am

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David Prince, Pastor | 715-327-8402 20750 Cty. Rd. Z (Just South on Cty. Rd. Z, off Hwy. 48) Sun. Mornings – Something For Everyone Sun. Sch. 9:15 am | Worship 10:15 am Wed. Eve. 6:30 pm AWANA & Adult Bible study Everyone is Welcome! | Nursery is provided!



Andrew Bollant, Pastor Worship 9:30 am | Wed. Youth 6:30 pm Wheelchair accessible



Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor 26503 Muskey Ave. So. | 715-866-8646 Sun. Worship: 10:30 am | Sun. School: 9:15 am Bible Study 1 pm, Tues. | UMW 2:15 pm 2nd Tues.

Rev. Dale Van Deusen, Pastor | 715-488-2296 9 miles So. of Grantsburg on Hwy. 87 Worship 9:30 am | Sun. Sch. 10:45 am Wednesday Nights: 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study 6:30 pm Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group

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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH Fr. Michael J. Tupa, Pastor Cedar and Muskey Ave. | 715-866-7321 Wed. Mass: 5:30 pm | Sun. Mass 10:00 am Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt.

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APRIL 19, 2017

Grantsburg band director in the Middle East BY SEAN DEVLIN SENTINEL

GRANTSBURG— We are always looking for an escape. The movies, a book, a long walk down the Gandy Dancer Trail, or we go out with our friends, people we know and are comfortable around. But, how often is it that one finds entertainment by taking an interest in neighbors—the people we know of or the ones that we don’t know all too well yet. We begin our series, “What’s my neighbor up to?” with Edwin Boneske, the Grantsburg Middle and High School band director. Boneske has been the band director at Grantsburg for five years, but it has only been months since his visit to the Middle East and his first day as a volunteer for The Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Minnesota. During the summer of 2016, Boneske traveled to United Arab Emirates and, more specifically, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He was there to visit a college friend who moved to the middle eastern country five years previous after marrying a Lebanese man. The trip was a 12-day voyage during which he encountered a plethora of perspectives; an eye-opening experience, to say the least. “When you travel to the Middle East, you realize how much we don’t know about the world,” he said. What he found most interesting was that the city was similar to Singapore or New York in that it was a melting pot of culture, but within only a few hundred miles were war-torn parts of the world: something that most North Americans may have a

Edwin Boneske of Grantsburg volunteers for The Council of American-Islamic Relations difficult time visualizing. “So much of what we assume is religious based in the Middle East is actually cultural based,” he added while referring to the traditional dress of the natives. “Sometimes we think— oh, that person is Muslim because of the way they dress. No, it’s just because they are from UAE. Christians there wear long robes, too.” The Grantsburg band director even

encountered Arabs dressed in traditional robes while sporting John Deere hats, or even North American baseball caps. “That’s cool there. It’s interesting to see how much of our culture has made its way down there. We think we are worlds apart, but I had conversations with people on the streets about Lebron James.” During his trip, Boneske was pleased

to encounter a wide range of individuals like himself, from all over the world. “Any nationality you can imagine is represented in the UAE. It’s a big combination.” He described a trip down to the community pool as being like the Tower of Babel as he met Americans, Middle Easterners, French, Russian and other nationalities. “It was almost its own global village within one city which, in big U.S. cities, you are not encountering all the time,” he said. Even before his travels, Boneske was a person with an open-mind— a charismatic individual who believes in a global commununity “When I came back, I began looking for ways to help out in the area.” He was referring to advocacy organizations that promote unity and respect. He and his fiancée discovered CAIR Minnesota with the help of a friend. In his five months with the organization, Boneske has served as stage manager for several events that promote education and advocacy of Muslim affairs. Most recently, he managed the stage for a discussion. Its focal point was challenging Islamaphobia in the U.S. “Hate crimes in the area is what pushed me to do this,” he added. “I saw something that was happening that I didn’t think was right. It’s a message of unity that we are all in a shared community. We all have common concerns and need to realize that we are all in the same boat and not divide ourselves.” This is what just one of our neighbors is doing. Check back soon for our next featured individual.

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