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Embezzlement charges filed BY TODD BECKMANN SENTINEL

Editor’s note: Due to publishing time constraints, a small story of the charges was included on last week’s front page. This is a more in-depth story of the same incident. GRANTSBURG—The former treasurer at Bethany Lutheran Church south of Grantsburg has been accused of embezzling more than $83,000 from the church coffers over the last three years. In a criminal complaint filed by the Burnett County District Attorney’s office last week, Dorothy A. White, 61, Grantsburg, has been charged with three counts of theft of more than $10,000 from a business setting.

The Burnett County Sheriff’s Department first caught wind of the on-going incident in January of this year, when Bethany Lutheran Pastor Jay Ticknor had observed some church checks White had written to herself without permission or authorization from the church. Apparently, that was just the tip of the iceberg. According to the probable cause section of the complaint, “Records indicated the defendant stole $25,962.12 from the church in 2013, by writing out checks to herself from the church checking account, that she stole $46,072.44 in like manner in 2014 and $11,316.22 in like manner in 2015.” SEE WHITE, PAGE 6

Grantsburg settles with teachers BY TODD BECKMANN SENTINEL


Luck of the Irish For the 13th year, Jamison Richardson from the Twin Cities led off the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Webb Lake on Saturday. More photos on Page 28.

GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg School Board voted unanimously last week to settle the contract with its teachers for the 2015-16 school year. The contract reflects an almost three percent increase in compensation. “State law states we can only issue raises based on the Consumer Price Index of the previous year — which would have been 1.62 percent,” Dave Dahlberg, board president, explained. “But we are able to offer other compensation, including step increases and lane changes, which is what we negotiated — and it works out to a 2.98

Creating a ‘fab lab’ at GHS BY TODD BECKMANN SENTINEL

GRANTSBURG—Even the quickest of tours through the tech education room at Grantsburg High School (GHS) is enough to know this isn’t the typical industrial arts room of your father’s generation. The popular term for what the room is becoming is a “Fab lab,” short for fabrication laboratory, but the term is trademarked.

And, schools or places of business creating such a lab must meet stringent rules and guidelines in order to use the name. So, GHS is embarking on the path to create a digital fabrication and clean manufacturing lab. “We strive to give our kids the best education possible,” principal Josh Watt declared. “And we are always seeking opportunities to get better.” This is just such an opportuni-

percent increase.” Superintendent Joni Burgin said the supplemental pay is based on years of experience (steps) and levels of education (lanes) “The teachers had been frozen on the same step for a number of years because there was not enough money to pay for a step increase,” she explained. “But the board dug deep to afford these step and lane changes.” She said the amount of each increase varies due to length of service and amount of education achieved. Most of the step increases amount to about $1,000 to $1,200 apiece. SEE TEACHERS, PAGE 7

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ty. “We recently reviewed our technology education curriculum and realized ‘clean manufacturing’ is a missing piece in our curriculum,” Watt continued. So, what is clean manufacturing? “Clean means all the design and prototype models are done by computer rather than designing

GRANTSBURG–At its March 14 meeting, the Grantsburg Village Board tooks steps toward establishing a route for ATV riders to get fuel and use some city streets to travel slowly through the village



• Trustees consider trail through Grantsburg BY STEVE BRIGGS SENTINEL

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Paying for the new highway shop boathouse is $500, which helps to cover the cost to county departments,” Miller pointed out. “I see that price coming down in the next year or two once a system to complete all the necessary work is established.”


SIREN—When it comes to building the new highway shop for Burnett County, it is getting close to the point of the rubber hitting the road. To that end, at its monthly meeting last week the county board of supervisors unanimously approved borrowing $5 million on a 10-year note to pay for the building. Last Wednesday was the day potential contractors for the project were looking forward to, as it was bid opening day. “Four contractors, Miron, Bricki Brothers, Market and Johnson and V&S Construction Services are the firms who bid on the project,” Nate Ehalt, county administrator, shared with board at their meeting on Thursday. “They each came in with a base bid and then bids for each of four alternates.” He said the bids were within the ‘not to exceed’ amount the supervisors had authorized for the building. Ehalt said requests for proposals for the specific financing went out last week and those bids are to be opened April 1. “When the board meets on April 19, the plan is to award, not only the construction bid, but to award the financing package as well,” Ehalt continued. In related news, the board also approved applying for an interest-free loan through the Department of Natural Resources to help cover the cost of the facility. The ‘not to exceed’ $1.2 million loan, would be repaid with 20 per-

Kate Peterson (left) reads the plaque recognizing Inger LeClaire.

cent of the severance funds from the county’s timber sales.

Boathouses “We can’t deny people who want to build a boathouse,” Maury Miller, chairman of the zoning committee told board members, referring to the revised chapter of the shoreland zoning regulations. “The county now has to regulate those requirements.” The requirements include the boathouse having a 12-foot structure width, 250 square feet of total space, wood-framed, a pitched roof, no cement slab. and footings which can be six inches above grade. These requirements are for socalled “dry” boathouses — above the floodplain and above ordinary high water mark. Jason Towne, zoning administrator, clarified that ‘in-water’ structures, or the so-called ‘wet’ boathouses, are regulated by the DNR. “The permit fee for building a

In other business: • The board went on record designating the week of April 11-15 as work zone safety awareness week. “There are 900 deaths per year, 300 worker deaths per year and 40,000 injuries per year in work zones,” Mike Hoefs, highway commissioner, told board members. “That number is way too high.” Since it is not just the traveling public responsible for the deaths, Hoefs said it is a matter of educating everyone to be aware. • The board recognized Children and Families unit social worker Inger LeClaire for her “Caring for Kids” award from the state. “It is difficult, demanding and depressing work,” Health and Human Services Department Manager Kate Peterson told the board. “Inger is the most positive social worker I know. She’s an asset to our department.” In a field where a social worker may last an average of two years, LeClaire has served in Burnett County for 14 years. • Thursday was County Board of Supervisor Appreciation Day as members each received a certificate thanking them for their years of service to the county. Long-time member Phil Lindeman headed the list of longest-serving member, having given 22 years of service to the county.

‘Scrambled eggs and ham’ winners

GRANTSBURG–Listed are the “Scrambled Eggs and Ham” contest winners whose names were drawn at participating businesses this week. They will receive $10 certificate towards the purchase of a ham. The winners will be contacted by phone. 1. Craig Bowman, hatch, U.S. Bank Siren; 2. Paul Sexton, spring, Fourwinds Market Siren; 3. Marilyn Kooiker, grass, Northwestern WI Electric Grantsburg; 4. Linda Taylor, windy, Indianhead Credit Union Grantsburg; 5. Tom Moore, sunshine, Connor’s Service Station Webster; 6. Larry Houman, bloom, Wayne’s Foods Webster; 7. Mary Alma Johnson, daffodils, Fiedler Ford Grantsburg; 8. Eldon Freese, puddles, The Country Store Grantsburg; 9. Mary Jane Danielson, cloudy, Daeffler’s Quality Meats Frederic; 10. Jessica Smiley, tadpole, Wayne’s Foods Danbury; 11. Cindy Peer, chicks, Grantsburg Family Foods; 12. Laurel Moser, petals, U.S. Bank Webster; 13. Lucille Danielson, frogs, U.S. Bank Grantsburg; 14. Karen Mangelsen, rainbow, Making Memories & More Siren; 15. Elain Michel, farmer, Darrell’s Hardware Hank Grantsburg; 16. Marjorie Traun, plants, Burnett County Sentinel; 17. Brent Blomberg, storm, Grantsburg Telcom; 18. Harold Larson, garden, Edward Jones Siren; 19. Paul Baker, tulip, Gary’s Rude Cafe Siren; 20. Lindsay Bylander, caterpillar, Jenneman’s Hardware Siren.

NEWSLINE Burnett County Community Health Forum

SIREN— Burnett Medical Center and Burnett County DHHS Public Health are hosting a Community Health Assessment Meeting from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at room No. 165 in Burnett County Government Center. This is an opportunity for community members and leaders to come together to determine the greatest health needs of the community, resources, root causes, assets, and gaps. Everyone is welcome to attend and provide input to identify Burnett County’s top health needs. Please mark your calendars. RSVP or call for more information by April 1 to 715-349-7600, ext. 1230.

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Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. AMERY ICE ARENA 1065 River Place Drive, Amery Friday 5:30 p.m. Demo on Amery Community Garden

Saturday 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. AHS Band performs

Saturday 1:30 p.m. Demo on Maple Syrup with Larry Loverude

Exhibitors registered so far are . . . All Exteriors Amery Area EMS Amery Band Boosters Amery Chevrolet Amery Community/ City of Amery Amery Free Press Amery Hockey Association Bremer Bank Cedar Crest Construction Comfort By Design Inc. Culligan Dean’s Satellite and Security

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Think Spring! Proceeds will benefit the Amery Hockey Association, Amery Area Food Pantry, plus a scholarship presented to an area student.


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Pancake breakfast April 2

The Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County and Webster Lions are sponsoring a pancake breakfast, serving from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Webster Community Center.

St. Croix Valley Orchestra sets performances

ST. CROIX FALLS—The St. Croix Valley Orchestra, directed by Adam Bever, announces its spring concerts. Concert dates and venues are: • 7 p.m. Monday, March 28 at Point Pleasant Heights, Chisago City. • 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Our Savior’s

Lutheran Church, Amery. • 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at New Richmond High School Auditorium. • 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Almelund. Come and hear a variety of music from the following: Sibelius, Finlandia; Rossini, Il Signor Bruschino Overture; Kern, Highlights from Showboat; Tschaikowsky, Capriccio Italien, Panerio, Ensenada (beguine); Strauss, Blue Danube Waltz; Rodriguez, La Cumparsita (tango); Badelt, Medley from Pirates of the Caribbean; and Kreisler, Praeludium and Allegro, performed by David Tubergen, violin.

The orchestra was started in 1991 and includes musicians from North Branch to Barron, Grantsburg to Hugo. Visit our website: All performances are open to the public, with a free-will donation.

Spring Day of Renewal April 9 FREDERIC—The Apple River Conference Women of the ELCA will hold Spring Day of Renewal on Saturday, April 9 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program follows at 9. Pastor Sarah Kerkes will speak on “Holy Humor.” For information call 715-653-4267.

EVENTS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 Deer Advisory Council Public input welcome 7 p.m. Burnett Co. Gov’t. Center

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 Parkinson’s Support Group 2:30 p.m. Larsen Family Library, Webster. 689-2350.

Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution 4:30 p.m. Pine City Natl Guard Armory $21 donation.

MONDAY, MARCH 28 Spooner DMV Service Center open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. W7074 Green Valley Rd.

Auditions for ‘Robin Hood’ Open to Siren students grades 2-12 3:40 p.m. at Siren HS Auditorium

St. Croix Valley Orchestra 7 p.m. Pt. Pleasant Hghts Chisago City

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 Food and Friends Community Dinner All are welcome. 5 p.m. Webster Baptist Church

Siren DOT Service Center open 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. at 24248 Hwy 35/70, Siren.

Adult Book Club 10 a.m. at Community Room, Larsen Family Public Library, Webster.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 Lake Country Pedaler’s Bicycle Club 5:30 p.m. at Cog & Sprocket Bike Shop, Webster.

League of Women Voters of Upper St. Croix Valley Membership meeting. Public welcome 6:30 p.m. Grantsburg Public Library

FRI-SUN, APRIL 1-3 ‘Our Town” play by Thornton Wilder Grantsburg High School Auditorium 7 p.m. Fri-Sat., 3 p.m. Sunday


1 p.m. Lakeview Methodist Church, 2390 Cty. Rd. X, Hertel. 715-468-7228.

AA Mtg. 9 p.m. at New Beginnings Club, Siren 715-349-2588

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Call for apptmnt 715-349-2278 ext 101 Siren Elementary School

Fish and PICTO Fish fry (5 p.m.) and a game of PICTO (7 p.m.) the first Friday of the month at Whitetail Wilderness, Webster. Proceeds to Larsen Family Public Library.

St. Croix Valley Orchestra 7 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Amery

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 Pancake Breakfast Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett Co. and Webster Lions Club. Kids welcome 8 - 11 a.m. Webster Community Center

Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution

Adult Day Care

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crexway Court, Grantsburg.

TOPS Club meeting

9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Webster, 715-866-4022.

Burnett Cty. Family Resource Ctr. Playgroup 10-11:30 a.m. at 24062 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren.

Ruby’s Siren Food Shelf

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Larsen Family Public Library, Webster.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 Osteoporosis Educational Seminar 11:15 a.m., New Hope Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 715-463-5700.


3 p.m. New Richmond HS Auditorium

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 Life Drawing Co-op 1-4 p.m. Cafe Wren, Luck 715-488-2957

St. Croix Valley Orchestra 7 pm Immanuel Luth Chrch Almelund

MONDAY, APRIL 4 Grief Support Group

TUESDAY, APRIL 12 Ruby’s Pantry food distribution

Luck DMV Office open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Luck DBS Hall.

Bingo 2:30 p.m. Grantsburg Sr. Center. Bring a wrapped $1-2 gift.

Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Support Group 4 p.m. Birchwood Manor, Siren. 715-3495250.


5:30 p.m. Cog and Sprocket Bike Shop, Webster

MONDAY, APRIL 4 Grief Support Group 1-2:30 p.m. Burnett Med Cntr. Open to public. Pre-registration is required. 715-635-9077

Dewey Town Meeting 8 p.m.

Webb Lake Town Meeting 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 Webb Lake Community Club Odds ‘N’ Ends Club Grantsburg American Legion Auxilary

5 p.m. at Crexway Court Community Room. 4632475. (Jan.-Mar.)

Swiss Town Mtg. 7 p.m.

Anderson Town Mtg. 7 p.m.

Daniels Town Mtg. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 Wisconsin NW Heritage Passage 3 p.m. at Northwind Book and Fiber, Spooner

Webster Village Bd. Mtg. 6 p.m.

Wood River Town Mtg.

Public input welcome 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rm 165 Burnett Co. Govt Center

N’western Wis. K-9 Mtg.



Burnett County VFW Post 1256 and Auxiliary

Northwest Regional Writers

Life Drawing Coop

1 p.m. at The Ridge, Frederic. 653-4376

1 p.m. at Cafe Wren, Luck. 488-2957.

Brain Injury Support Group


2 p.m. Frederic Public Library 327-4474.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9 Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution

Polk/Burnett Relay for Life Kickoff meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 St. Croix Falls Public Library

6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 349-8377. 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7 Siren Village Bd. Mtg.

2 p.m. at the Village office Trade Lake Town Mtg. 6 p.m.

West Marshland Town Mtg. 6 p.m.

Sessions for both adults and children, 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, Osceola. 715-294-4222 or 651-214-5251 (after 5 p.m.)

Lions Bingo 7:30 p.m. Webster Community Center.

Northland Bee Keepers 7 p.m. Rm 165 Burnett Co. Govt Center.

Adult Day Care

“Lost Voice Club” meeting 7 p.m. Moose Lodge Meeting Room, Siren. Open to anyone in the area who is a laryngectomy victim or anyone who is contemplating the surgery. Spouses/significant others are urged to attend as well. 715-866-7585.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Birchwood Manor, Siren.

Grantsburg Area Food Shelf

Grantsburg Rotary meeting

Food distribution to qualifying residents of Grantsburg School District 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 320 Brad Street, Grantsburg.

Noon at 429 East State Road 70.

Alanon Meeting 7 p.m. Lakeside Community Lutheran Church, 28626 Cty. Rd. H, in A and H.

“Library Fun for Little Ones” 10:30 a.m. at Shell Lake Public Library.

EVERY WEDNESDAY Forts Folle Avoine History Library 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open other days by appointment.

Ruby’s Siren Food Shelf 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 24534 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren.

Northwoods Flyers EAA Club 7 p.m. BC Gvt Cntr (715) 349-2252

Webb Lake Men’s Club Mtg.

11:30 a.m. at Lumberjack Saloon/Eatery, Webb Lake.

Adult Day Care 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Birchwood Manor, Siren.

Siren/Webster Rotary meeting Noon at The Pour House, Siren.

Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. New Beginnings Bldg., Siren.

New Life Recovery Program 7 p.m. Wood River Christian Fellowship, Grantsburg. 463-3941.

Pre-School Story Hour

Ruby’s Siren Food Shelf

AA Meeting

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 24534 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren.

7 p.m. New Beginnings Alanon Club, Siren, 349-2588.

7 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church, Siren.

DivorceCare Recovery and Support Group

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 Bicyclists meeting

1 to 2:30 p.m. at Burnett Med Center Free and open to public Pre-registration required 715-635-9077

10:30 a.m. at Grantsburg Public Library. 715463-2244.

7 p.m. Webster Senior Citizens Center.

7 p.m. at Burnett Cty. Gov’t Ctr., Rm. 165, Siren.

Burnett County Community Health Forum

Youth in Recovery AA meeting

Northland Beekeepers Mtg.

1 p.m. 463-3174.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 24534 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren. 4 p.m. New Beginnings Bldg., Siren.

Siren Sch. Bd. Mtg. 6 p.m. District Office.

5-7 p.m. at Lakeland Family Resource Ctr., Spooner, 635-4669


St. Croix Valley Orchestra

5 p.m. District Office.

1 p.m.

Polk/Burnett Farmers Union 11 a.m. Oakwood Inn, Luck

MONDAY, MARCH 28 Grantsburg Sch. Bd. Mtg.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Noon 210 E. Park Ave., Luck. $21 donation.

First Friends Playtime

10 a.m. to noon. at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-6354669.

Used Book Sale

9:30 a.m. at Swiss Town Shop. $21 donation.


9 a.m. at Spooner School Vocational Area. $21 donation.



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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: I always carry a knife in my purse — you know, in case of cheesecake or something


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Easy to be green What a parade! Even if you don’t think you are into parades, you have got to put the Webb Lake St. Patrick’s Day Parade on your calendar for next March — be forewarned, however, it is an adult-themed parade. Well, to be honest, it’s an adult-themed day with a parade thrown in for good measure. But people must know this because the youngest person I saw there was probably in their 20s. Not quite sure how they get away with open containers. Anyway, the Siren St. Patrick’s Day Parade might have the Vulcans and the rest of the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royalty and is a fine parade which draws hundreds, but Webb lake Seems to revelers can guzzle beer in the street, everybody and their Me brother, or their brother’s dogs, around with green kerTodd Beckmann walk chiefs or other green head wear or body wear and the whole event draws thousands. I’m not good at judging crowd size, especially when it is strung out for more than a mile along Co. Rd. H, but somebody asked me how many people were there and I hazarded a guess of 7,000 — and it wasn’t even 50 degrees. But I’m getting ahead of myself. It had been a few years since I had been to Webb Lake to shoot pictures at its parade — about the only thing I remembered was to get there early. So it was about noon when I pulled off Hwy. 77 onto Co. Rd. H for the last three miles into Webb Lake. With the parade starting at 1 p.m., I figured I was early enough. Wrong. Note to self: Next year, stay on Hwy. 77 until Namekagon Trail and come into Webb Lake from the east. The first few miles of Co. Rd. H were quiet enough, but then I started encountering small clusters of people. The sun hadn’t come out yet so it was cool — there were bonfires along the road and folks were barbequing. If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought the Packers would be taking to the streets — the green garb certainly would have lent itself to cheering the green and gold. As I got closer and closer to downtown Webb Lake, there were more and more people — at one point, I heard one guy tell me “What are you doing — the road is closed.” I finally wend my way through downtown, get to the east side of town and find the side road I typically park on and make my way back to the festivities. The best thing about taking pictures at such an event is there is no lack of subjects —and no lack of willing subjects, either. Something about that green beer seems to loosen their inhibitions. I was talking with one guy who summed up the day perfectly. He was dressed in a green blazer festooned with shamrocks, a cane, green shoes, a jaunty hat perched just so and a beard and mustache — the perfect Irishman, except his name was Myhers. but he was from Eau Claire (get it? O’Claire). “What, they don’t have St. Paddy’s Day in Eau Claire?” I ask him. “Not like this,” he replied.


#FamilyFirst — who’s right? Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche made news last week when he announced his sudden retirement from baseball. LaRoche, 36, walked away from a $13 million contract over a dispute about clubhouse access for his 14-year-old son, Drake. Throughout his career, LaRoche and his son have been together. Drake had his own uniform, a locker From the next to his father’s Publisher’s in the clubhouse and tutors to home Desk school him as he traveled with the Tom Stangl team. According to various news reports, White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams asked LaRoche to “dial back” the amount of time Drake spent with his father. “We all think his kid is a great young man. I just felt it should not be every day, that’s all. You tell me, where in this country can you bring your child to work every day?” Williams told reporters. LaRoche, a second generation major league ballplayer, told the Washington Post in 2013 “It’s like having your son and your best friend alongside you all day long, at

work, which never gets to happen,” LaRoche said. “I don’t know many jobs where you can bring your kid and not have to put him in daycare somewhere. It’s been awesome.” Cal Ripken, Jr. and Ken Griffey, Jr. are among former baseball greats who were brought to work by their fathers. In the various news reports I read about Drake, everyone agrees that he is a great young man and has not been a distraction to the team. In fact, some of the players were considering boycotting a game last week against the Brewers in protest of LaRoche’s leaving. There is even talk that the player’s union may get involved because LaRoche may have had a clause in his contract that granted access for Drake. Finding the balance between parenting and work has traditionally been the agony of mothers, so LaRoche’s case has attracted more attention. With changing societal moral views and single parent households growing, some fathers have been given a pass when it comes to shouldering their share of the load. So it is refreshing to see a dad engaged with his child to the point where he is willing to walk away from millions of dollars to prove a point. When my wife and I owned our own papers, we brought our chil-

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WEBSTER SENIORS by Bernie Bolter

The calendar says it is spring, but it is still a little chilly. Some of the snowbirds are returning so it must be near. Welcome back; you were missed. We had a small group for bingo but had a lot of fun and enjoyed treats furnished by Margel. There were three for pool and seven for dominoes. I didn’t get the names of the winners. There will be no pool or dominoes this Thursday, March 24. As usual, Wii bowling was exciting and competitive. Bill B had high individual game and series with 216 and 406. The Vikings had high team game and series with 769 and 1509. Only two in the 200 club this week. Dana had a 202. Bill

B a 216 and 200. Millie picked up the 2-7 split and Bill B the 4-7-10. Good job by all. There will not be bowling on Good Friday March 25. Remember to pick up a menu and sign up for your favorite lunches. Call Nikki with any questions 715-866-5300. Check out the activities at the center and join in the fun. For more information call me at 715-866-4517. Have a Happy Easter. I hope you get lots of goodies from the Easter Bunny. Remember: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning how to dance in the rain. See you at the center.

Holy Week, Easter services slated March 24, Maundy Thursday Central United Methodist Church, Grantsburg 5:15 p.m. worship. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grantsburg, 6 p.m. mass. Faith Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 6:30 p.m. worship and communion. New Hope Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 6:30 p.m. worship. Grace Baptist Church, Grantsburg, 6:30 p.m. Last Supper re-enactment worship, communion and meal. Grace United Methodist Church, Webster, 7 p.m. worship. Bethany Lutheran, Siren, 7 p.m. worship. Lakeside Lutheran Church, A&H, 7 p.m. worship. Bethany Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 7 p.m. worship.

March 25, Good Friday Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grantsburg, 1 p.m. worship. Yellow Lake Church, Danbury, 1:30 p.m. worship. Grace Baptist Church, Grantsburg, 5:30 p.m. worship. Central United Methodist Church, Grantsburg, 5:15 p.m. worship. Faith Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 6:30 p.m. worship. Siren United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. worship. Pilgrim Lutheran, Frederic Good Friday 7 p.m. worship. Atlas United Methodist and Trade River Evan. Free Church, ecumenical worship 7 p.m. at Atlas. Bethany Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, Service at Trinity Lutheran, Falun, 7 p.m. worship. Community Worship Service, 7 p.m. at Grantsburg High School. Everyone welcome. Lakeside Lutheran Church, A&H, 7 p.m. worship. Trade River Evangelical Free Church, Grantsburg, 7 p.m. worship at Atlas United Methodist Church. Webster Baptist Church in Community Worship Service, 7 p.m. at Grantsburg High School.

March 26, Saturday Grace Baptist Church, Grantsburg, 6:30 p.m. worship and baptism Service. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grantsburg, 8:15 p.m. Easter vigil mass.

March 27, Easter Sunday Wilderness Fellowship, 6:30 a.m. outdoor service. Breakfast after at Johnson Hall. Siren United Methodist Church, SonRise Service at 7 a.m., 10:15 a.m. worship. Lakeside Lutheran Church, A&H, 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship. Yellow Lake Church, Danbury, 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. worship; brunch 8:30 a.m. Bethany Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 7:30 a.m. followed by brunch. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grantsburg, 8:30 a.m. mass. Bethany Lutheran, Siren, 8:30 a.m. worship. Trade River Evangelical Free Church, Grantsburg, 8:30-9:30 a.m. free breakfast, 10 a.m. worship. Lewis United Methodist Church, 8:45 a.m. worship. Danbury United Methodist Church, 8:45 a.m. worship. Central United Methodist Church, Grantsburg, 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. worship; breakfast 7:45 a.m. Grace Baptist Church, Grantsburg, 9 a.m. breakfast, 10:15 a.m. worship. Trinity Lutheran Church, Falun, 9 a.m. with a breakfast before worship. Webster Baptist Church, breakfast 9:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. worship. Faith Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 9:30 a.m. worship and communion. New Hope Lutheran Church, Grantsburg, 9:30 a.m. worship. Grace United Methodist Church, Webster, worship 10:30 a.m. St. Dominic Catholic Church, Frederic, 10:30 a.m. mass. Pilgrim Lutheran, Frederic, 10:30 a.m. worship. First Baptist Church, Falun, 10:45 a.m. worship. Atlas United Methodist, 11 a.m. worship.

Elections have consequences

Obstructionists in Washington

Dear Editor On Tuesday, April 5, it is our duty as citizens to vote for the candidates we would like to run for President. Other states have held primaries and caucuses before Wisconsin, and the slate of candidates has been narrowed without our input. But, on that Tuesday, we do get to make a very important decision affecting Wisconsin. We will be choosing a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Joanne Kloppenberg has experience as a lawyer and a judge. Joanne Kloppenberg’s record shows that she is fair and impartial. She is a voice of calm and reason that is needed on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Dorothy Richard Frederic

Dear Editor Senator Ron Johnson and the rest of the GOP Senators are having a hissy fit. President Obama has fulfilled his constitutional duty to appoint a Supreme Court Justice following the death of Justice Scalia. The Republican Senators are refusing to do their constitutional duty to advise and consent on this qualified nominee. The Republican Senate has enough votes to block this nomination if the candidate is somehow unqualified or not to their liking. But they prefer to be obstructionists by refusing to hold hearings. They say they prefer to wait for a new president. So what are they hoping for-that Donald Trump will be the next president and he will appoint Judge Judy to the highest court in the land?

Gail Lando Grantsburg


Hope everyone got their fill of the Green on Thursday. We had an awesome turn out for the nutrition program, with the corn beef and cabbage dinner! I didn’t know we had so many Irishmen around? Oh! I was told they’re Irish for the day! We say thank you to Tami and crew (our Nutrition Program kitchen workers), for a job well done! Have you noticed, that with all this rain and snow days, the grass is getting Green! Does that mean I’ll have to mow grass early too? We at the center have gone from green to pastels! Easter colors, that is! As we all welcomed the first day of Spring on Sunday!

We’re beginning to receive donations for our rummage sale coming up in April. Remember, we offer wi-fi, coffee and goodies, and the “Book Nook.” Or, find something fun or interesting on the “Thrifty Nifty Table.” For meal reservations call 715-4632940. For hall rent or other questions contact: Patzy Wenthe (715-222-6400) or Wally Mitchell (715-463-2940) Questions on center ask for: Patzy Wenthe (715-222-6400) or Wally Mitchell.

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White allegedly told authorities she began taking money to cover some personal bills, but then she began to use the money to gamble. At one point, she admitted to having a gambling problem. According to an initial interview with the sheriff’s department, not only did White allegedly write herself checks from the church’s checking account, she also transferred funds from the church’s savings account into the checking account where she could access them. Plus, the complaint further alleges, White wrote Letters of Transfer to the church’s Mission Investment Fund in order to obtain funds from that account. “She took these monies from accounts and investments that Bethany had which were set up prior to her time of employment,” Ticknor said of the charges. He said monthly and annual financial reports that she provided to the church for review were falsified in order to hide the embezzlement. “We were greatly saddened to learn that this was taking place, and it is a very difficult situation to work through,” Ticknor continued. “New measures have already been put in place by the Bethany council to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.” White’s initial appearance in Burnett County Circuit Court was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.

LAB: Busy procuring fabrication equipment lab but it’ll be a manufacturing lab.” But that’s not to say all the drafting tables will be moth-balled.


something and creating a mock-up using raw materials,” Jared Eichten, interjected. Eichten is the district’s tech ed teacher. “The ‘clean manufacturing’ movement has been evolving for the past five years. We are just building on the MIT model.” Watt said the school is well aware of the need for graduates for high-tech jobs. “We have worked with our local manufacturers, and they have told us what skills they are looking for, as well as skills today’s kids need in order to be competitive in the job market,” he said. “We want to get kids to think ‘outside the box’ — to think critically,” Michelle Taylor, the district’s career and technology education specialist, ventured. “They can use that skill no matter what industry they end up in.” The ultimate goal? “Whatever our kids can dream of, they are going to be able to do it,” Watt noted. “We want to be able to tap into our students creativity.” Using a 3D printer, students are able to print food, skin, just about anything. “If they designed a pair of pliers, they can print a working model and see what works and what doesn’t,” Eichten pointed out. “It’s really sparked an interest in our students.” He said the clean manufacturing will allow the kids to see the entire manufacturing process from beginning to end.


The architects of the fabrication lab include from left) Jarod Eichten, Josh Watt and Michelle Taylor.

“They’ll actually be able to hold what they design,” Eichten related. “The process will also teach re-engineering skills.” Both Watt and Eichten see the need to redesign the tech ed room so it can handle the influx of new equipment. In fact, the school board just last week approved the first set of equipment for its new lab including a laser engraver, a CNC plasma cutter, a CNC router, a heat press, an injection mold, a robotic arm, a CNC mill, a 3D printer and scanning software. “Instead of drafting tables throughout the room, we’ll have industrial tables with a piece of equipment on each. And, each tool will have a computer next to it dedicated to running that tool,” Eichten remarked. “It might look like a computer

Not for everyone “We realize this new technology is not for everyone, so we are keeping all of our manufacturing tools, like the drafting tables, the welding equipment and the rest of the equipment we already have,” Watt reported. “There are some great woodworking, machining and other technical employers in the area, and these are important, crucial skills for our students to have.” The lab will not be installed overnight. Watt, Eichten and Taylor are anticipating getting the first set of equipment by summer, with the plan to start using it next year. “There’s definitely a learning curve,” Watt said of the projected three-year project. “There is a lot of training that goes into learning what each piece of equipment can do, so we can teach our kids.” Eichten said he is already looking forward to tying everything together. “We want to take small steps at the start to learn a tool at a time and integrate it across the curriculum,” he explained. “I can see it having applications in art, science, even family and consumer education — like cutting fabric.” Watt summed up the project very well. “We are incredibly excited,” he concluded.

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Hopping Around Don’t miss out on The Pet Store's Annual Easter Event!!

Saturday, March 26 • Free Picture with the Easter Bunny 11am-2pm • Petting Zoo 11am-2pm • Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm Your next family member might be here. Come visit Farm Feral and Stray adoptable cats. Burnett County Humane Society will be here 11am-2pm with adoptable pets.

win. Saturday the VFW Milltown had a 500 party with 10 tables. The winners were Dave Peterson, Rich Hustad, and Arnie Borchert. The women winners were Peggy Larkin, Kim Rosen and Nona Severson. Kim and Nona tied for 2nd. Winner was determined by drawing a card. Kim got the highest card so she was second and I came in third. The monthly meeting was held on St. Patrick’s day, so members came with green wigs, many green shirts. The birthday cake was decorated with green shamrocks. Our 500 winners were Gerry Vogel, John Colvin, Rusty, and Tony Rutter. Spade winners were Sue Newberger,

Arnie Borchert, Virginia Martin, Gerry Vogel and Phyllis Peterson. Laryn Larsen and Dwaine Bentley shared the nine bid. Remember: the center is available for renting for meeting, graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.

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ROUTE: Initial steps taken to create traffic route through village for ATVs may not be available. The board also required RV and trailer campers during the pre-season to get parking assistance from Public Works Director Chris Bartlett or his crew, to make sure camper vehicles stay on the pavement and don’t damage grass or pavement edges.


and back onto ATV trails on Town of Grantsburg roads and trails outside the village limits. It will take up the matter again at a future meeting. The council planned three ATV entry points into the village and a single route they must follow going north-south through the village. The machines cannot be used elsewhere in the village. ATV riders would enter from the south on S. Russell Road, south of St. Rd 70. They could also enter/exit on Benson Road at the northwest corner of the village, and also North Russell Street/ Borg Road, which also is at the northwest corner of the village. The route through the village would follow South Russell St. north to Olson Drive, then east to Memory Lake Park. From there ATVers go north across the dam onto Park Street, west on Jackson Avenue to North Russell Street, and exit the village either to the west on Benson Avenue or north on Borg Road. ATV speed limit in the village is 10 mph. The route would include an extension along West Benson Avenue eastward to The Country Store, so riders can fuel their machines, then return on Benson Avenue west to the ATV route. No other village streets would be used by ATVs. Trustee Scott DeRocker and Village President Glenn Rolloff both spoke in favor of the plan. Rolloff said his family’s cabin is adjacent to an ATV trail, and it causes very little noise or disturbance. DeRocker said ATV users prefer to avoid paved roads due to the fast wear hard streets cause to ATV tires.

Demand high for Memory Lake Park camping

New Library hours

Grantsburg Village President Glenn Rolloff

Pre-season reservations for 2016 camping spaces at Memory Lake Park are higher than ever, according to Village Treasurer Sheila Meyer and Village Clerk Jennifer Zeiler. Twenty reservations for season-long camping have now been secured by advance deposit payment of the $1,400 fee. That seasonal fee allows campers to occupy a space continuously from mid-April to mid-October, excluding the Watercross weekend. The RV and trailer spots include electricity, water, and sewer. Internet connection is available for an added fee. The demand is also growing for temporary RV and trailer camping before and after the regular camping season. The board voted to offer a 25 percent discount on daily rates for those periods, with the understanding that some services, including water and sewer,

Grantsburg Public Library Director Kristina Kelley-Johnson told the board members that the library is ramping up for increased hours of operation starting Monday, April 11, including longer Saturday hours and Thursday evenings. The new library hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The start of longer library hours coincides with a full week of activities to celebrate National Library Week. See more details in the “Cover-to-Cover” Grantsburg Library news on page 8 in this issue, and at the library’s website at

Rental housing inspections The village board is reviewing ordinances from other municipalities with an eye toward adopting a residential rental housing inspection ordinance. The ordinance would require regularly-scheduled inspections of both interiors and exteriors of Grantsburg residential rental properties, to make sure they are up-to-date with both building codes and fire codes. Currently, there is no inspection of rental housing units in the village. Board members reported hearing stories of poor living conditions in some Grantsburg rental units, including leaky ceilings, non-working bathrooms

and lack of heat during winter months. The board generally agreed the ordinance would require rental units to meet minimum quality standards, including a functional kitchen sink, bathroom, and furnace, and sound stairways, doors and ceilings. When adopted, the ordinance will include a licensing fee for rental units and establish the inspection program. The board said it would hire a licensed housing inspector to do the rental unit inspections and enforce the ordinance. This would be in addition to the already-approved spring inspections and enforcement of rules for exterior cleanup of residential and commercial properties in the village.

Board votes for flowers

The board voted unanimously to expend $300 toward planting more colorful flowers at the “Grantsburg” sign on Hwy 70 on the west edge of the village. The brightly painted sign of geese in flight will now return to the colorful surroundings that residents and visitors enjoyed years go when the welcome sign was first erected. The planning and planting will be undertaken by members of the Burnett Garden Club, which has maintained the vegetation around the sign for years. The additional funding from the village board and other sources will allow the Garden Club to remove and sell some perennial plants and return to planting the more colorful annual flowers, which must be replanted every year. The club also maintains the flower garden surrounding the Memory Lake flagpole and the flower garden at Grantsburg Public Library.

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“The staff is happy with the offer — the step increases and the lane changes,” Keith Lehne, lead negotiator for the teachers, remarked to the board. “The vote was 42-0.” Burgin was pleased with the settlement as well. “The high school staff won two awards over the last two years and the elementary staff won one award. “That doesn’t happen without good teachers,” she concluded. “This way we are able to keep our good teachers and reward them.” In other business: • The board is wasting no time on bringing an electronic sign board to fruition. “This project is on the fast track, Burgin reported. “We are trying to get the sign up and operating by the start of football season — it’s the 100th year of

Pirate football this coming season.” Burgin said the district will remove the existing sign on the highway and place it elsewhere on campus thus creating a site for the new sign. The board approved spending $7,500 for the sign. “We already have grants lined up to help pay for the sign,” member Russ Erickson shared with fellow board members. “We probably have $30,000 covered already.” The projected cost of the sign is placed between $30,000 and $40,000. • The board also approved $21,000 for furniture to outfit the high school’s new conference room, the former office for iForward, including tables, filing cabinets and a credenza. “We have so many needs that we want to have a nice meeting space in the high school,” principal Josh Watt noted. “We see this as a multi-purpose room for IEP meetings, link group meeting, testing and small staff meetings.”

Webster Elementary Four Year Old Tiny Tiger and Five Year Old Kindergarten Registration ATTENTION! Do you have a child who will be four on or before September 1? If so, it’s time to bring them to our Pre-K Tiny Tiger Registration at Webster School on March 31st & April 1st by Appointment! If you have a child who will be FIVE before Sept. 1 and entering Kindergarten who did not attend the Pre-K Tiny Tiger Program, please call to schedule an appointment. Registration for your child will be with the Kindergarten team on March 31st. Come and join the Tiny Tiger and Kindergarten teachers for a fun-filled session! Parents will be registering and children will be having fun at school! Place: Webster Elementary Dates: March 31st & April 1st RSVP: Please call the Elementary Office at 866-8210 to set up your session time!

• The board approved technology purchases of $36,000, including a wireless network upgrade and 25 projectors. “We are trying to keep our infrastructure up-to-date,” District Technology Director Jesse Byers told the board. • The board also okayed $17,000 for new flooring for the elementary school library and four classrooms at Nelson Primary. • The board okayed the plan for this year’s summer school, slated for June 13 to July 12. It also approved “super summer school,” which technically can be any time after the school year ends until the new school year begins. “We’re hoping to get registration packets out by March 29,” Linda Halacy, co-director of the program, told the board. She said enrichment classes for the summer include cooking, gymnastics, weight lifting, art and poetry.


GHS senior Zach Tebow (left) receives his National Merit Scholarship Finalist papers from principal Josh Watt.

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Grantsburg School District has scheduled kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. It will be held in the Nelson Primary School gym at 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM, and 6:30 PM. Parents may attend any session. These sessions are designed for parents only. Please call the elementary school office at 715-463-2320 if you cannot attend. Kindergarten registration is intended for children who will enter school in the fall of 2016. Children eligible for kindergarten placement must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016. Kindergarten for 2016-2017 will be a developmental, activity-based program with a full day/every day schedule. Successful completion of 5-year-old Kindergarten is required prior to admission to first grade. Thank you.


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Voter Clinic Burnett County Clerk Wanda Hinrichs (center) instructs Grantsburg residents Aaron Staeven (left) and Jim Jackson on using a voting kiosk during the Voter Clinic March 15 at Crex Conventions. The Upper St. Croix Valley League of Women Voters is plannng more Voter Clinics for Polk and Burnett counties.

National Library Week April 11-15, celebrate and rediscover all that our nation’s libraries and librarians have to offer. Fun and celebration all week! Monday, April 11 – The library’s new longer hours begin. (See next item). Tuesday, April 12 – We’re honoring our many volunteers with a token of appreciation. Wednesday, April 13 – Kids get a free book at story time. Thursday, April 14 – Open Mic Night. Signup to participate at the library. Friday, April 15 – Free Library Gala Dinner Tickets. Library hours to expand in April! We’ll have 44 operating hours per week starting Monday, April 11, up from the current 32. Opening hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Save the date April 30 The Friends of the Library annual Spring Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Crex Conventions. Come to meet author Tom Combs. Combs’ career as an ER physician provides the foundation for his riveting medical mystery plots. A delicious dinner will also be served! Ticket information at the library or by calling (715) 463-2244. Free tax assistance Schedule an appointment to meet with volunteers from the AARP Tax preparation

program. Upcoming appointment openings are offered the mornings of April 1, 7, 8. Call the library to schedule an appointment and to find out if you qualify for the program. (715) 463-2244. Preschool story hour Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Duke Tucker for a fun and educational story time at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 23. Duke will provide interactive activities with read-aloud stories. Board at the library It’s back to the good old days! Bring out your deck of cards or an old fashion board game! Every Monday at 1 p.m., the library’s Learning Center is reserved for people who want to play board games, card games and socialize. Local genealogy help The History Room at the Grantsburg Public Library houses archival material documenting the area’s early days. Census, cemetery, birth, death and marriage records are all part of the collections. Local and family history research can also be aided by obituaries, maps and 150 years of Grantsburg newspapers on micro-filmed copies. Call the library to make an appointment with our volunteer historians, Berdella Johnson, Gordon Larson and Kris Henning.

Library information–Grantsburg Public Library is open noon-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Phone 715-463-2244. Website


Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs If you have a child that will be four (4) by September 1, 2016, it is time to bring them to our Pre-K Dragony registration. If your child is ďŹ ve (5) by September 1, 2016, and has not been enrolled in the Siren Pre-K program, please register him/her for Kindergarten at this time

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GRANTSBURG— The room is nearly silent. The focus is intense. A chess game is underway. There is little physical action, but the mental effort is all-consuming. Sometimes, three or four club members observe the one-on-one games, but there’s very little cheering and no coaching. The players are as young as second grade, but the competition is both fun and serious. That’s the way the kids like it, and the way their instructor teaches the game of chess: Play to win, then shake hands and be good sports, whether you win or lose. The Grantsburg Library’s youth chess club ended its year earlier this month with the final week of a chess tournament. It concluded with an awards ceremony and pizza party. With the exception of one player who will graduate from high school in May, the players say they plan to return when the club resumes next fall. The after-school chess club at the library is in its fifth year of teaching students both the basics and the finer points of the 1,000-year-old game. Most club meetings begin with a lesson taught by their instructor, John Hunt of Grantsburg, a retired 3M packaging engineer who has been playing since he was their age. Students learn the game rules and how the pieces move. Then they learn classic openings, middle game tactics and how to combine

strengths of various pieces to trap the king and end the game. They become familiar with chess terms like forks, pins, skewers, checking and castling. The rules are simple, but the strategy is complex. A game can last two minutes or two hours. STEVE BRIGGS | SENTINEL The chess club is open to all Grantsburg Library Chess Club players William Blume, 11 students, both (left) and Kjerstin Wedin, 9, (right) play a tournament boys and girls in game as King Hoffman observes. the Grantsburg School District, including home-school students. tive endeavor. It requires a lot of Some adult players including par- thought, analytical reasoning. ents also participate. Thinking two-three moves ahead Club membership varies from is a key part of chess.” He enjoys year to year from a half dozen to watching the students learn new almost 20. This year’s eight players techniques and add them to their range in age from a second grader game. to a high school senior, King HoffHunt values the game’s ability man, who has been a club member to teach kids as young as age five since the beginning. He is an ac- or six the skill of thinking logicalcomplished player who helps teach ly. He sincerely feels chess should the younger ones. be taught as a regular class for 1-2 “I like them to focus on the com- years, starting with second gradpetitive part — playing to win,” ers. Hunt says. “But, win or lose, the “Learning chess would expand players always learn something in their ability to make choices using every game. That’s the beauty of reasoning. It’s never too early to chess — it’s a continuous learning learn how to think, how to focus process.” and to make good decisions. Kids Hunt has been searching for absorb it so fast. other area chess clubs to provide “Chess is good for any kind of ensome club-level competition, but he deavor in life,” he concludes. “It’s hasn’t located any yet. good mental exercise, fun and soHunt says chess is “a competi- ciable. It can enhance your life.”





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Burnett County Sentinel’s GRANTSBURG—In a continual effort to provide readers with some insight into the candidates they elect to office, the Burnett County Sentinel once again is providing candidate profiles. For the April 5 Spring Election, there are contested races for the Grantsburg Village Board, the Webster School Board and the Burnett County Board of Supervisors. Each candidate for these offices was asked to submit a 200-word profile explaining who they are and why they are seeking office. Their profiles appear here in the order in which they were received.

B.C. Board of Supervisors District 17 - vote for one DUANE JOHNSON — challenger Hi, my name is Duane Johnson and I am running for Burnett County District 17 Supervisor. I am a 1981 graduate from Shell Lake High School. I earned my Associate’s Degree in Agricultural Finance from the University of Minnesota-Crookston. In 1984 I began working for the Minnesota State Senate, where I worked until returning to the family farm in 1995. Besides farming, I am a Dewey Town Board Supervisor, Chairman of the Burnett County FSA Committee, as well as the FSA Delegate to the Burnett County Land and Water Conservation Committee. I want to provide the residents of District 17 with a strong voice in Burnett County matters. I’m not afraid to say what I think, or to “ruffle a few feathDuane Johnson ers”. In speaking with resi-


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dents, the most common concern expressed is the deteriorating infrastructure within our district. Another concern of mine is providing the counties’ elderly residents the services necessary to remain independent in their homes. Therefore, with our shrinking funds, we must apply common sense to these problems and try to get the most bang from our buck. I plan to accomplish this using a “farmers point of view.” Please remember to get out and vote on April 5. PHIL LINDEMAN — incumbent Since my retirement from teaching, it has been my privilege to serve as a supervisor on our county board. It has been very interesting and challenging. Our county is a very attractive place for people to visit, work and live. Because of the desirable qualities of our county — clean air, wildlife, open space, forests, and lakes — we are seeing great pressure to Phil Lindeman split it up into smaller and smaller parcels. Hopefully we can be careful in our development to allow for continued agriculture development and business and tourism growth while maintaining the qualities and attractiveness of our county. This would be one of my main goals if reelected to the board. I have had the opportunity to serve on most of the county committees and other organizations helpful to our county. I would appreciate your vote and continued support for county board supervisory. The issues that seem to be the most important for our county are 1) maintaining a strong agriculture base; 2)

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MARK ELLIOTT — incumbent “I have had the privilege of serving on the Webster School Board for a number of years and hope to have the opportunity to continue. Being a part of a system that is responsible for developing conscientious citizens to carry us forward is both challenging and exciting. I have always believed that the school is the heart of a community and for me I will always be connected in some way to the Webster Schools whether through coaching, volunteering, or Mark Elliott M k Elli tt serving on the board. Our school system is in a good place right now. We have great staff dedicated to providing innovative, high quality education. Serving one’s community has always been an important part of my life and working on the school board has consistently been a rewarding avenue for this. I bring with me a great deal of understanding regarding the diverse needs of students due to my work with youth in mental health treatment. If I am elected to continue to serve on the board I will do so with the highest degree of professionalism, ensuring that the mission of preparing our kids to not only be excellent students but excellent citizens as well.”

MIKI GEISLER-MESSER — challenger My name is Miki Geisler-Messer. I graduated from Webster in 1994, as will my daughter Kaitlyn in May. My son Austin is a sophomore and my youngest Winter is a 6th grader. I work at the St Croix Casino in Danbury, as does my husband Russell. I’ve been employed there for 15 years, currently as the Table Games Manager. As the manager I’m involved in training, hiring, firing, Miki Geisler-Messer writing and enforcing policies and procedures. I feel my background would be beneficial as a school board member. I volunteer coach volleyball and basketball for 5th/6th grade. I also coach Junior High Volleyball. I love watching the kids learn and grow. I feel that our district runs very well. We are blessed to be in a district where the administration and staff


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work hard to make sure our students have the latest and newest technology necessary for them to achieve their goals. I’m running for the board because I want to make sure our district continues on this positive path. As a board member I’d be able to utilize my background to help the district make good, sound decisions that will benefit all the children in our district. KATIE SMITH — challenger Ms. Smith chose not to submit a profile

Village of Grantsburg • Vote for no more than three JOHN DICKINSEN II — challenger I am honored to be running for the position of village trustee to represent and serve the residents of Grantsburg. I work at the School District of Grantsburg where I am a 5th grade teacher and coach. I love living in town with my wife, Alycia, and two children, Charlotte and Wade. We consider ourselves lucky to live where others come to vacation. Our hobbies include hunting, fishing, sports, and anything that gets us into the great outdoors. With warmer weather, you will find our fam-

ily out walking and running through town. It is the duty of government leaders to serve the people they represent. I am running for village trustee because of the value I place on serving our community. We have an incredible community and I want to ensure Grantsburg continues to be a wonderful place for families to live, work, play, and raise their children. The only way to do this John Dickinsen II is making wise and fiscally responsible decisions. Grantsburg is wonderful because of the people living here. I will listen to those amazing people to maximize the potential of our great village and continue our heritage of hard work, faith, and family values. GREG PEER — incumbent My name is Greg Peer and I am seeking a third term on the Grantsburg Village Board as a trustee. The village long range comprehensive plan, combined with the Grantsburg Revitalization Organization (GRO) has given our Grantsburg community some fantastic ideas of what we can be as we go forward. We

have Memory Lake in the center of our community and we will develop and utilize it. I am currently watching 23 trumpeter swans, two geese and an otter playing on the ice as I am writing this. What an attraction! Modern technology has changed the way people communicate, shop, work, and access information. It will be my goal as your Greg Peer elected trustee to have the Village of Grantsburg update and utilize these technology resources to become accessible, interactive, and available for our residents. I would review, modify, and codify, all the existing village ordinances and make them online available. I will also strive to enforce these ordinances to make our village a cleaner, safer, and more desirable place to live. Grantsburg is truly a blessed community and I would be honored with God’s Grace to continue serving as a village trustee. SCOTT DeROCKER — incumbent Mr. DeRocker chose not to submit a profile RAYNA SURDEY — incumbent Ms. Surdey chose not to submit a profile


Larsen Family Public Library National Library Week – Join us during the week of April 11-16 to celebrate National Library Week. We are finalizing our list of events. Soon we will be putting out fliers and more information about our fun-filled week! Good Friday – The library will be open as usual on Good Friday (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Friends Of The Library – The Second Saturday Book Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Come and find great book bargains! The F.O.L. Wild Rice Cookbook is for sale at the library and the Webster coffee shop. Enjoy some great recipes and support your library! Author event – The F.O.L. will host an author event featuring Jim Anderson at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the library. Jim is the author of Discovering America One Marathon at a Time. Table tennis (ping pong) – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. When AARP tax preparation is over, the hours will become more regular. This is not a tournament – just some fun time playing pingpong, no matter your skill level. Saturday Story Time – Annette is back reading for Saturday Story Time at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Bring children to the library to share wonderful stories, snacks and a chance to socialize with other children. Sponsored by Burnett County Family Literacy. Preschool storytime – Please join us at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings

for stories, snacks, activities and socialization (for the children and the adults!) Everyone is welcome. We love to see new faces! And, don’t forget our ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program. Babies love to hear your voice! Adult book club – The title for our April 26 Book Club discussion is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. We meet at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) in the Nexen Room. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t had time to read the book. Call the library to reserve your copy. AARP tax help – AARP offers free tax help to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. AARP will be here at the library to help with your taxes. We have the sign-up sheets now. Help will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays the first two weeks of April. Please call the library at 715-8667697 to make an appointment. Building dementia-friendly libraries in northern Wisconsin – Our library received a grant through our library system, Northern Waters Library Service, for creating Memory Kits to used at memory cafes. We are excited about this new project and we are in the learning and planning stages now. Larsen Family Public Library contact information: Telephone: (715) 866-7697, Website:, Online Catalog:, Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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School of Recognition State Superintendent Tony Evers (center) congratulated the School District of Webster for being among 169 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2015-16 school year during a special March 14 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison. Evers welcomed, from left: Lynn Stubbe, Martha Anderson, Diana Lesneski and Laura Krenz to the recognition event. During the ceremony, the state superintendent recognized nine High-Achieving schools and 26 High-Progress schools. 11 schools earned both High-Achieving and High-Progress honors. There were 117 Beating-the-Odds schools. Twelve schools earned a School of Recognition award for five consecutive years. “These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. These efforts will help us ensure that every student graduates college and career ready,” Evers said. The School District of Webster has received the award for a total of eight years.



MARCH 23, 2016

Lenten mission accomplished SIREN— The United Methodist Churches of Lewis, Siren, Grace in Webster, and Danbury decided they would like to do a mission at the end of their Lenten Study. They decided to pack boxes for our service men and women that are on deployment. They reached out to their fellow church-goers and asked for donations of products: toothbrushes and toothpaste to books, CDs, candy, cookies and much more. Each church also donated money for the postage. The people of the four churches got together on March 16 to pack the boxes and get them ready to ship. In all, they packed 31 boxes. Each box included a hand-written note along with the love and prayers of our combined congregations.


The “Piece Corps” met at Bethany Lutheran Church in Siren on March 20 to sew patriotic quilts for veterans in Hospice. This project will be continued on April 17 at about 10:30 a.m. We invite others to join us. Newcomers are invited to bring whatever sewing equipment you have. The “Corps” will provide all the fabric.

Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin receives grant to promote genetic testing for cancer patients FREDERIC—The Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin has been awarded a $48,728 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust to provide advanced technology to allow newly-diagnosed cancer patients and their families to receive genetic counseling remotely. Genetic counseling is a small, but growing field of specialization. The American Board of Genetic Counseling reports there are only about 4,000 accredited genetic counselors in the United States, thus access to a genetic counselor may be limited. Patients may have to travel a great distance, which can delay results or deter patients from seeking such advice. Telemedicine technology allows patients and their oncologist to meet electronically with a genetic counselor while remaining at their home site. “We are excited about this opportunity because unless it is an emergency patient, the wait to be seen by a genetics counselor can be up to

four-six months,” said Jacqueline Nelson, director of oncology services at the Cancer Center. “Thanks to this grant, we are able to bring a service to our local communities that will help inform decisions on treatment and cancer management early in the process.” The Otto Bremer grant will provide equipment for tele-medicine meetings requested by doctors and patients at St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls and Frederic Clinic in Frederic. From those locations, they will consult with a genetic counselor at the Cancer Center’s main campus located on the Westfields Hospital and Clinic health campus in New Richmond, or at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater. Or, their consultation may be with any of the partner hospital members of the Cancer Center of western Wisconsin, including Amery Hospital and Clinic, Baldwin Area Medical Center, Hudson

Hospital and Clinic, Osceola Medical Center and St. Croix Regional Medical Center. Genetic counselors can make recommendations about cancer management, treatment and risk assessment based on genetic testing results. Cancer results from genetic mutations that cause uncontrolled and abnormal cell growth. Genetic testing can help determine if a patient’s cancer is due to an inherited gene, which can increase risk of recurring cancer or development of an additional cancer. The American Society of Clinic Oncology (ASCO) recommends genetic testing be offered when an “individual has personal or family history suggestive of a genetic cancer susceptibility condition,” and when the “results will aid in diagnosis or influence the medical or surgical management of the patient or family members at hereditary risk of cancer.


Jim Olson (left) and Mick Peterson (right) from the Webster Education Foundation accept a $1,000 check from Katie Smith, US Bank Branch Manager in Webster. The foundation is kicking off its 2016 Events schedule with a Taco Dinner and Bingo Night on Saturday, April 23 at Webster High School, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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Friday was Pastries for Parents Day at Grantsburg Middle School. Here, Angel Anderson and dad Brian enjoy some breakfast before retiring to their homerooms for some quality reading time. TODD BECKMANN | SENTINEL

Anja Rathje and her mom Sheri share a laugh over a book.


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Kaeley (right) and Bronson Fischer share a book.

A success SIREN— On Wednesday, March 16, the Siren National Honor Society hosted a blood drive. Throughout the day, a total of 70 units of blood were collected! This was the most that has ever been collected at the Siren NHS blood drive. Every pint of blood can save up to three lives, so with the 70 pints collected, we were able to help 210 patients in need. We had many first-time donors, as well as community members take part in this event. Thank you to everyone for making this life-saving event a success.

Early Childhood Screening Grantsburg Elementary School is currently putting together a screening for three and four year old children in the Grantsburg School District. The screening will take place on Wednesday, April 6th at Nelson School. The students who will be screened are those who will turn four between March 1st, 2016 and August 31st, 2016. The screening is designed to be the first step of formal communication between the school and your child. The screening will last about an hour and culminate with a brief exit interview conducted by our principal, Elizabeth Olson, and our school psychologist, Beth DeVilla. At that time you will be able to ask any questions you might have about the school or your child’s development. We understand you are very busy, but we hope you can attend the screening with your child. If your child was born between March 1st, 2012 and August 31st, 2012, please call the Elementary School at 715-463-2320 to schedule a time for your child’s screening. Thank you. Elizabeth Olson Grantsburg Schools, Elementary Principal

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Organizers figure about 175 runners and walkers competed in Saturday’s 6th annual Burnett County Adolescent AODA Prevention Coalition Shamwalk/run. TODD BECKMANN | SENTINEL

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Neil Oustigoff, Jr.

Jordan Knutson

Aaron Ruud

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Grantsburg • Sr.

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John Chenal

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Webster • Sr.

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Honorable Mention Paul Sargent, Webster Jackson Gerber, Grantsburg

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All County Boys Basketball Team Last week, the Sentinel Sports Team revealed its 2015-16 Girls All-Star team for Burnett County. This week we are taking an in-depth look at the Boys team. As was written in the March 16 edition, there were four athletes who equaled and surpassed the 1,000 points-in-a-career landmark this past season. One was on the girl’s team, thus the three remaining individuals are on the boys’ squad. Two of the three are Neil Oustigoff and Aaron Ruud of Siren of whom the Sentinel Sports Team selected for the All County Team. Oustigoff played 25 games and averaged 23.1 points per game. He made 142 field goals, was 78 for 107 at the free throw line, made 39 three-point shots and scored 577 points in this, his senior year. As was mentioned previously, it was unknown if Neil was going to achieve this goal, given the young team of which he was a member, but circumstances led to his achieving this special occasion. He was very coach-able and was very conscientious of the younger players on the team, supporting them and giving them valuable tips as the season went on. Ruud also played in 25 games, averaging 13.9 points a game. He made 37 field goals, 73 three-point shots and was 64 for 85 at the charity stripe. He totaled 347 points this season. Ruud was the floor director for the Dragons, making sure all of his teammates were in the correct position for the upcoming play. He was often called upon to guard the opposition’s leading back court man. From Webster, the Sports Team chose Tate Fohrenkamm. Tate averaged 14.6 points a game with 9.6 rebounds. He also had 3.6 blocks a game and was a West Lakeland All-Conference selection. The third 1,000 points-in-a-career athlete was Jordan Knutson of Grantsburg. He averaged 17 points per game, 3.3 assists per game, and had an 86 percent free throw percentage. He was a solid three-point shooter and was selected to First Team All-Conference. John Chenal and Jaeger Staeven, Grantsburg, were also chosen by the Sports team to be a part of our All-Star team. Chenal scored 16 points per game with 10 rebounds. “He was one of the most dominant big men on both sides of the floor,” said his coach. John was also selected to the West Lakeland All-Conference First Team. Jaeger had 10 ppg and four rpg. “He was versatile on both ends of the floor,” praised his coach. He too, like Chenal, was chose as a member of the West Lakeland All-Conference First Team. The Sports Team has chosen two players as Honorable Mention. They are Paul Sargent, Webster, and Jackson Gerber, Grantsburg. Sargent scored 8.8 points a game with 4.6 rebounds. He shot 41 percent in three-point field goals and boasted a 77 percentage in free throws. Jackson “was a pure three-point shooter.” He averaged eight points per game and was selected to the West Lakeland Conference Honorable Mention list. Our ‘Players to Watch’ are Kanaan Christianson (Siren), Trevor Gustafson, Jack Washburn and Brad Sigfrids (Webster) and Leo Chenal (Grantsburg). Christianson could light up the boards with his three-point shots and gained valuable experience this year on the floor, defending some of the great talent of the West Lakeland Conference. He should be a valuable player in Siren for the next three years. Gustafson, Washburn and Sigfrids also are freshmen and chalked up a lot of floor time for the Tigers. This trio could be the nucleus of the Webster program the next few years, and with the strong middle school program, the Tigers could be a dominant force to be reckoned with. Chenal is an “up and coming freshman with a lot of potential.” Leo came into the line-up for the Pirates after Christmas break and entered the starting line-up in February. Once again, I want to thank the parents and fans of these players for standing behind them, giving them support and praise. Thank you, Coaches, for your labors, patience and instruction of these athletes as they grew up, not only on the basketball court, but also in life. And thank you, players, for giving your all, not only on the court, but also in life. You never know when there is a middle school, elementary school or pre-school child who idolizes you and says, “ I want to be like him/her when I get to high school.” What do you think? Are we off base? That’s your prerogative. Thanks for reading, and until next basketball season, so long …

Webster remains a part of Blizzard co-op BY TODD BECKMANN SENTINEL SPORTS

WEBSTER—The short version? Webster will remain a member of the Burnett Blizzard girls hockey cooperative team at least for the 2016-17 season. At issue at Monday’s Webster School Board meeting was the consideration by the board to join the Hayward cooperative. More than two dozen interested parents and students packed the high school IMC to hear the ruling. Ruben Ruiz, father of eighth grader Jenna Ruiz, whom he would like to see play in Hayward, said there are not enough girls to support a team locally. “I don’t think the co-op has been measuring up — I think we’re setting up these girls for failure,” he pointed out. “I think we need to act now before the girls waste another year of eligibility.” But there were ardent supporters to refute his arguments. “Yes, we are having issues with our numbers right now — we just happen to be in a narrow spot,” Dave


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Doty, Blizzard supporter, remarked. “But five players we had on the Blizzard co-op team three or four years ago are playing hockey at the college level.” Fellow supporter Jason Lee agreed. “We have enough numbers for the next two or three years,” he reported. “If there weren’t, I’d be looking for an alternative.”


All-Conference teams named Above, the West Lakeland All-Conference Girls Basketball team for the 2015-16 season has been announced, consisting of (front row, left to right): Raelin Sorenson and Gabrielle Foeller of Unity, Ashlee Rightman, Caitlynn Daniels and Laurel Kannenberg all of Siren. Back: Taylor Alseth, Emily Amundson and Ann Chenal all of Frederic, Cassidy Lee of Grantsburg, Addie McCurdy of St. Croix Falls, and Kaitlyn Moser of Webster. Below, the West Lakeland All-Conference Boys Basketball team for the 2015-16 season has been announced, which includes (front row, left to right): John Chenal, Jordan Knutson, Jaeger Staeven all of Grantsburg, and Roman Poirier of Frederic. Middle: Neil Oustigoff, Jr. and Aaron Ruud of Siren, Eric Peterson, Logan Bader and Nathan Heimstead all of Unity. Back: Taylor Hawkins and Noah Mortel of Luck, Tate Fohrenkamm of Webster and Alex Johnson of St. Croix Falls.

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West Lakeland selects All-Conference wrestling team SOLON SPRINGS—The West Lakeland All-Conference Wrestling team have been selected. Wrestlers named to the All Conference team are Ryan Anderson, sophomore, Clear Lake; Zach Elmer, senior,

Clear Lake; Gabe Colbeth, sophomore, Clear Lake; Nick Sempf, freshman, Clear Lake; Ian Ruble, senior, Clear Lake; Cole Britton, senior, Frederic-Luck-Grantsburg-Siren; Garrett Bergman, sophomore, St. Croix Falls;

Clay Carney, sophomore, St. Croix Falls; Luke Clark, sophomore, St. Croix Falls; Tony Carlson, sophomore, Unity; Nick Elmer, sophomore, Clear Lake; Noah Wieczorek, sophomore, Clear Lake; Sam Haiden, sophomore, Unity; Spencer

Langer, freshman, St. Croix Falls; Parker Steen, senior, Luck-Frederic-Grantsburg-Siren; and Dalton Langer, senior, St. Croix Falls.


On the third weekend in March, the Lodge Center Ice Arena comes alive as the men take to the ice. In its tenth year, the annual men’s tournament was renamed the Billy Puchner Classic in 2013 in honor of a fallen comrade. Eight teams; Derailed; Falun Downs; Hopkins Sand and Gravel; Wolf Pack, Minnetonka Glass, Miller High Life, Lee’s Pro Shop and Snipers played in the 2016 tourney. All proceeds benefit Blizzard Youth Hockey. As one exuberant player exclaimed, “Eight teams come from near and far, under one roof, on one sheet of ice, playing for the cause — to keep kids on the ice.”

SCOREBOARD Track UW-Stout Indoor Invitational March 19 Boys Results

1.Arcadia 72; 2. Aquinas 54; 3. Elk Mound 42.5; 4. Chetek-Weyerhauser 41; 5. Flambeau 41; 6. Cornell-Lake Holcomb 39.5; 7. Amery 36; 8. Blair-Taylor 29; 9. Prairie Farm 27; 10. Spencer 26; 11. Turtle Lake-Clayton 23; 12. St. Croix Falls 20; 13. Bloomer 19; 14. Boyceville 16; 15. Cadott 15; 16. Athens 13; 17. Somerset 12; 18. Barron 9; 19. Shell Lake 5; 20. Cumberland 4; 21. Fall Creek 2. 55 METER DASH: 1. Jonah Bauer (Elk Md) :06.59; 200 METER DASH: 1. Jonah Bauer (Elk Md) :23.46; 14. Adam Menke (Fred-Luck) :26.36; 19. Mitchell Paquette (Fred-Luck) :26.59; 32. Eli Barber (Gburg) :29.7. 400 METER DASH: 1. Jim Hoesley (Arcadia) :52.44; 15. Andy Hartshorn (Gburg) 1:00.26; 19. Zach Peterson (Fred-Luck) 1:02.04; 29. David MacKean (Gburg) 1:06. 800 METER RUN: 1. Chance Johnson (Blr-Taylor) 2:05.95; 16. Jared Peltier (Gburg) 2:27.08; 23. Josh Curtin (Gburg) 2:33.48; 37. Eli Dikkers (Fred-Luck) 2:52.09. 1600 METER RUN: 1. Chance Johnson (Blr-Taylor) 4:47.35; 15. Andy Hartshorn (Gburg) 5:33.07; 26. David MacKean (Gburg) 5:46.36; 28. Zach Peterson (Fred-Luck) 5:49.32. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Ramon Romero (Arcadia) 10:17.9. 55 METER HURDLES: 1. Jim Hoeslehy (Arcadia) :07.90. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Amery 1:41.03; 13. Grantsburg 1:50.77. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Arcadia 3:43.15; 10. Grantsburg 4:06.55. HIGH JUMP: 1. Erik Bauer (Ttle Lk-Clay) 6-2. POLE VAULT: 1. Noah Zastrow (Spencer) 14-3. LONG JUMP: 1. Isiah Brown (Aquinas) 19-6 ¼; 13. Mitchell Paquette (Fred-Luck) 15-11 ¼; 35.Andy Hartshorn (Gburg) 14-0 ¾; Adam Menke (Fred-Luck) 13-2 ¼. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Rob Hoesley (Arcadia) 38-3; 10. Mitchell Paquette (Fred-Luck) 34-3; 17. Kevin Vollendorf (Gburg)

31-2. SHOT PUT: 1. Sam Welch (Flam) 53-7; 21. Hauk Moritz (Gburg) 32-2 ½; 27. Nate Denkmann (Fred-Luck) 29-7; 30. Jonah Tretsven (Fred-Luck) 27-10; 35. Cody Poeschl (Gburg) 24-7 ¼. UW-Stout Indoor Invitational March 19 Girls Results

1. Athens 64; 2. Arcadia 50; 3. St. Croix Falls 49; 4. Bloomer 45; 5. Blair-Taylor 43; 6. Somerset 29; 7. Fall Creek 33; 8. Somerset 29; 9. Elk Mound 25; T10. Grantsburg and Aquinas 22; 12. Cornell-Lake Holcombe 20; 13. Cadott 19; 14. Amery 16; T15. Frederic-Luck and Barron 13; 17. Cumberland 12; 18. Spencer 10; 19. Chetek-Weyerhauser 7; T20. Turtle Lake-Clayton, Boyceville and Colby 6; 23. Prairie Farm 2. 55 METER DASH: 1. Brooke Bahr (Bl-Taylor) :07.56; 4. Delia Labatt (Gburg) :07.73; 6. Nicole Nelson (Fred-Luck), :07.80. 200 METER DASH: 1. Autumn Wickman (Athens):27.10; 6. Nicole Nelson (Fred-Luck) :28.58; 16. Maddie Amend (Fred-Luck) :30.11; 27. Grace Gaffney (Gburg) :31.98. 400 METER DASH: Abbey Zastrow (Arcadia) 1:01.65; 19. Alayah Jones (Fred-Luck) 1:17.98; 32. Danielle Bertelsen (Gburg) 1:32.35; 33. Liza Hartshorn (Gburg) 1:32.95. 800 METER RUN: 1. Brooklyn Golden (Arcadia) 2:41.22; 7. Violet Ohnstad (Gburg) 2:50.85; 17. Brooke Rosenau (Fred-Luck) 3:04.33; 20. Kaitlin Olson (Gburg) 3:10.06. 1600 METER RUN: 1. Elizabeth Fasbender (Elk Md) 5:52.41; 4. Hallie Jensen (Gburg) 6:13.40; 7. Ericka Erickson (Gburg) 6:25.82; 13. Brooke Rosenau (Fred-Luck) 6:51.12. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Kendra Jaenke (Fl Crk) 13:15.38; 2. Gracie Gerber (Gburg) 13:22.8. 55 METER HURDLES: 1. Sara Behling (Cumb) :09.58. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Athens 1:55.08; 14. Frederic-Luck 2:13.11; 15. Grantsburg 2:14.03. 4z400 METER RELAY: 1. Bloomer 4:20.85; 12. Grantsburg

4:56.8; 16. Frederic-Luck 5:21.18. HIGH JUMP: 1. Kaitlyn Struemke (Som) 5-1. POLE VAULT: 1. Gabriella Janke (Athens) 9-0; 4. Nicole Nelson (Fred-Luck) 7-0. LONG JUMP: 1. Kyra Arendt (Bloom) 16-10 ½; 9. Delia Labatt (Gburg) 13-8 ½; 10. Danielle Bertelsend (Gburg) 13-6 ¾; 12. Maddie Amend (Fred-Luck) 13-3 ½. TRIPLE JUMP: 1.Kyra Arendt (Bloom) 35-1; 10. Maddie Amend (Fred-Luck) 29-5.\ SHOT PUT: 1. Aly Meath (Som) 36-3 ¼; 7. Katie Christensen (Fred-Luck) 29-3 ½; 23. Kelsey Paulson (FredLuck) 22-3 ½; 27. Grace Gaffney (Gburg) 21-2 ½; 34. JohnnieMae Moritz (Gburg) 19-6 ½.

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Northwoods Lumber 38 6 Larry’s LP 25 19 Flower Power 23 21 Vacant 2 42 HIGH TEAM SINGLE GAMES: Northwoods Lumber 914; Flower Power 816; Larry’s LP 791. HIGH SINGLE GAMES: Vicki Tollander 195; Sue Eytcheson 181; Jennifer Kern 172. HIGH TEAM THREE GAMES: Northwoods Lumber 2479; Flower Power 2395; Larry’s LP 2348. HIGH THREE GAMES: Vicki Tollander 486; Jennifer Kern/Mary Reese 445; Sue Eytcheson 431. HIGH INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES: Jennifer Kern 161; Cheryl Scallon 149; Mary Reese 147; Sue Eytcheson 146; Mary Ellen Smith 138. SPLITS: Monica Johnson, 5-6; Jennifer Kern, 3-10 & 5-7; Chris Huebner, 5-10; Millie Hansen, 3-10.


Gandy Dancer Saloon 31 17 10th Hole 29 19 The Granary 22 26 Black & Orange 14 34 HIGH TEAM SINGLE GAMES: Gandy Dancer Saloon 720; 10th Hole 711; The Granary 700. HIGH SINGLE GAMES: Mary Reese 184; Claudia Peterson 171; Pam Dildine 170. HIGH TEAM THREE GAMES: Gandy Dancer Saloon 2078; The Granary 2076; 10th Hole 2045. HIGH THREE GAMES: Mary Reese 519; Pam Dildine 467; Claudia Peterson 464. HIGH INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES: Pam Dildine 155; Mary Reese 145; Claudia Peterson 142; Judy Olson 140; Michelle Lysdahl 138. SPLITS: Evie Engebretson, 3-9-10 & 3-10; Mary Reese, 9-10 & 2-4-8-10; Donna Crain, 5-10.

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Bruce’s Auto 34 6 Yellow River Saloon 22 18 Larry’s LP 12 28 Black and Orange 12 28 HIGH TEAM SINGLE GAMES: Yellow River Saloon 1032; Bruce’s Auto 104; Larry’s LP 945. HIGH SINGLE GAMES: Tony Wilson 245; Curt Phelps 223; Mark Holmstrom 222. HIGH TEAM THREE GAMES: Yellow River Saloon 3003; Bruce’s Auto 2944; Black and Orange 2827. HIGH THREE GAMES: Tony Wilson 651; CJ/Curt Phelps 592; Mark Holmstrom 581. HIGH INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES: Tony Wilson 198; CJ 190; Curt Phelps 184; Neil Huppert 181; Josh Johnson/Dean Eytcheson 180. SPLITS: Matt Strese, 3-4-7. Tuesday Tippers W


Gandy Dancer Saloon 33 15 The Tap 28 20 Zia Louisa’s 26 22 Black & Orange 9 39 HIGH TEAM SINGLE GAMES: The Tap 937; Zia Louisa’s 901; Black & Orange 882. HIGH SINGLE GAMES: Mary Eifler 179; Donna Crain 176; Claudia Peterson 164. HIGH TEAM THREE GAMES: Zia Louisa’s 2600; The Tap 2572; Black & Orange 2551. HIGH THREE GAMES: Judy Olson 451; Claudia Peterson 439; Sally Casey 421. HIGH INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES: Sally Casey 149; Linda Strong/Judy Olson 144; Claudia Peterson 143; Lynn Toivola/Mary Eifler 138; Donna Crain 135. SPLITS: Donna Crain, 2-7.



The Shop 114 75 A&H Country Market 101 88 Gob’s Gals 93 96 West Point Lodge 70 119 HIGH TEAM SINGLE GAMES: The Shop 587; Gob’s Gals 577; A&H Country Market 575. HIGH SINGLE GAMES: Shelly McPhillips 192; Jan Budge 166; Char Vanous 162. HIGH TEAM THREE GAMES: The Shop 1663; A&H Country Market 1620; Gob’s Gals 1538. HIGH THREE GAMES: Char Vanous 468; Jan Budge 446; Shelly McPhillips 442. HIGH INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES: Vivian Marx 157; Dawn Petersen 144; Char Vanous 135; Laura Main 134.

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Bump’s Lakeside 25.5 14.5 Northwoods Lumber 21 19 Lions 17.5 22.5 Black & Orange 16 24 HIGH TEAM SINGLE GAMES: Lions 1092; Black & Orange 1031; Northwoods Lumber 1020. HIGH SINGLE GAMES: Neil Huppert 254; Lloyd Katusky 236; Mike Zajac 224. HIGH TEAM THREE GAMES: Black & Orange 3036; Lions/Bump’s Lakeside 2988; Northwoods Lumber 2934. HIGH THREE GAMES: Neil Huppert 652; Mike Zajac 608; Lloyd Katusky 595. HIGH INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES: Fred Zajac/Gene Ackland 192; Neil Huppert 188; Roger Tollander/Josh Johnson 183; Monte Rinnman/Curt Phelps 181; Mike Zajac 180. Denny’s Downtown Lanes Tuesday Nite Ladies W


Hwy. 70 Storage 59 37 Kelli’s Kitchen 57 39 Rod’s Broads 49 47 Alley Cats 42 54 Denny’s Divas 42 54 Northwoods MCL 39 57 HIGH TEAM SINGLE GAMES: Rod’s Broads 643; Kelli’s Kitchen 638; Alley Cats 611. HIGH SINGLE GAMES: Patty Meyer 214; Barb Benson 179; Amy Bertelsen 178. HIGH TEAM THREE GAMES: Rod’s Broads 1754; Kelli’s Kitchen 1710; Highway 70 Storage 1642. HIGH THREE GAMES: Patty Meyer 548; Amy Bertelsen 461; Judy Covey-Johnson/Barb Benson 459. HIGH INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES: Barb Benson 159; Connie McKenzie 154; Amy Bertelsen 151; Carol Soderbeck 149; Casey Schuur 144; Deb DeMarre/Michelle Morgan-Engstrand/Kim Koster/Patty Meyer 142; Cyndie Omer 140.



MARCH 23, 2016

Learning the value of money



Fresh from completing the career cluster inventory, Grantsburg ninth graders spent the afternoon Wednesday visiting with adult mentors employed in the respective field identified through their inventory. “We want the kids to get the ‘Good, the bad and the ugly’ about their career choices,” Suzie Retzer, transition coordinator, explained. “This is to help them plan their high school path — what classes they need to take for the career of their choice.” Pictured (above) Dan Campion (left), Johnson Lumber, visits with Jenna McNally and Tanner Berger.

SIREN—On February 23, Siren High School seniors participated in ‘Mad City Money’ sponsored by Indianhead Credit Union. The event was held at the Northwoods Crossing Event Center with volunteers from local communities participating. The Mad City Money simulation uses no lectures or PowerPoint® slides. It requires teenagers to integrate their knowledge of money, math skills, attitudes

about choices, and money values. Participants make decisions with immediate repercussions that might not occur for years in real life. They have the opportunity to modify their decisions and actions and see the impact of changes right away. They have chances to experiment and make mistakes—and suffer the consequences of their decisions—in a realistic, but safe, environment.

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Siren Schools Monday: Bake chicken, mash

potatoes, w/g dinner roll, lettuce salad, strawberries, choice of milk., alt: ham & turkey wrap. Tuesday: Hot dog, mac & cheese, bake beans, veggies, applesauce, choice of milk., alt: ribber. Wednesday: Hamburger rice hot dish, w/g garlic bread, peas & carrots, lettuce salad, peaches, choice of milk., alt: ham sandwich . Thursday: Chicken patty/nuggets, brown rice, veggies, pears, choice of milk., alt: cook’s choice.

Friday: Menu not available.

Webster Schools Monday: No School. Tuesday: Pizza dippers, marinara

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WEEKLY WAG News and Updates from the Humane Society of Burnett County

Jasper and Josie are four-year-old cats who were recently surrendered when their owner passed away. I was told that they were pretty shy when they first arrived, so I didn’t expect a warm reception when I came to visit the two. Jasper and Josie have the luxury of the big dog kennel, converted to a cat kennel, with lots of room to move around. They’ve made themselves at home and gotten used to the noises and the hustle and bustle of the shelJasper ter. Although Jasper looks much larger than Josie, I’ve been told that Josie actually outweighs him by just a little bit. Jasper is grey, with a nub of a tail (Manx). He likes attention, but I had to reach out to him – while he stayed Josie put in his comfy, cozy bed. Josie, on the other hand, came right up to greet me. She became a little leery when anyone came by her kennel, but didn’t stray far from me. Josie eventually ended up in my lap and was just a little lover. This girl is a tortoiseshell, with a pretty unique orange color to her coat. Jasper decided to get up as soon as I left their kennel, and he meowed and stood by the gate as if to call me back. We really want this duo to get adopted together, if at all possible – so much that we are offering the pair at a discounted adoption fee of $100. I don’t think anyone would be disappointed, once they get to know Jasper and Josie. Mark your calendars: • Our annual Spaghetti Dinner is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Please stop by the shelter to purchase your raffle tickets for the chance at some fabulous prizes. We are also looking for donated new items for our silent auction. • Our annual plant sale is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Annuals, vegetables, and perennials will be available. 100 percent of all sales will be donated to the “New Shelter Building Fund.” If you’re out shopping and would like to help us out, we are in need of canned cat food and litter. If you are interested in adopting Jasper, Josie, or another animal from our shelter, please visit our website at or contact the shelter at (715) 866-4096. The Humane Society of Burnett County is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We do not receive financial assistance from the county. Donations of money or supplies are tax-deductible.

ST. CROIX FALLS – Join Naturalist Julie Fox and friends for a special Nature Storytime at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Ice Age Center at Wisconsin Interstate Park. Guest presenters from the St. Croix Riverway and MN State parks will join Julie for a special storytime all about bats! Games and a contest, make-andtake crafts and a special snack will highlight “Stellaluna,” the star of the story. The final Nature Storytime this winter will be the following week on Thursday, March 31. After a brief spring break, the popular program will resume again for the summer, beginning June 9.


Ducks Unlimited all about volunteering BY TIM SPIELMAN

GR A N TSBU RG —Volu nteeri ng once upon a time didn’t seem appealing to me. I mean, selflessly giving of one’s time to benefit a greater good? Thankfully, that was years ago and memories away, and for the past several years, a few selfless others and I have been part of a little group we like to call the Crex Meadows Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Of course, we’re just one of many DU chapters across the state and the nation, and, in fact, we’re just one of many conservation-oriented volunteer groups right here in northwestern Wisconsin. And though it’s not often said enough, all of them should garner the appreciation of all who call themselves sportsmen or sportswomen. Let’s extend that just a bit. These volunteers – whether their interest represents deer, turkeys, pheasants, grouse, fish, or ducks – deserve a pat on the back. To some degree, they all overlap. Their focus is creating places where wildlife can thrive, and even the casual bird watcher or Joe Tourist coming to Burnett County should be grateful. Volunteering ain’t easy, my friend. It’s a lot of work, and it consumes a lot of valuable time, but let’s be honest: Those who volunteer know — or find out really quickly — what it’s all about. It can be a pretty good time, too. I’m reminded of that often at our meetings; it’s almost frightening the nuances of fellow volunteers one comes to notice over the years. Well, just take our unique collection. Chip is a relatively new member of the Crex chapter. Turns out he’s a whiz at spreadsheets and tracking prizes and, by golly, he knows a thing or two about a firearm. Personally, I think he’s considering a hostile takeover of our chapter presidency. There’s a good chance he’d face little resistance. Similarly, Scott is a gun nut. And not just guns, but ballistics, too. Which isn’t far-fetched, given the place of his employ requires that he know the dimensions of the barrels of particular weaponry that dispense various sizes of lead and other metallic-based projectiles. Meetings also have served as good places where I might ask Scott if I can borrow some of his “stuff” in order to build a decent food plot. Seldom does Scott reject my request. Bless him. Note: Scott also appears bent on taking over the presidency. I’m yet to see the appeal. The de facto president being targeted is Mike. He dons varying degrees

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of facial hair depending on the season, and has the keen ability to hold together a meeting when chaos threatens. That’s usually due to the fact that break-off duos and trios and such have decided matters other than the upcoming banquet — things like the fish bite, the price of furs, and so on – are more important than the meeting agenda. Bruce is a long-timer on the committee who regularly regales the rest of us with tales of big bucks he’s seen, the turkey fight he witnessed and photographed near Lewis, and how he’ll “hit up the bowlers” to buy tickets to our events. Bruce, too, is adept at finding guns for said events at good prices, and he knows a thing or two about iron (guns). (We sure do have a lot of gun “experts.”) Paul is a somewhat subdued, but highly knowledgeable. A retired “wildlife guy,” he now spends much of his time helping to secure public lands where folks like you and I can hunt. He’s also the builder of high-quality wood duck houses, and is one of our most reliable sources of fishing information. He can be counted on to let you know when the sap’s running, too. Paul also is known in certain circles as the one who leaves peanut shell crumbs in perfect formation around his meeting chair. Don lends a certain air of class to our sometimes unconventional unit. He’s probably the longest-running DU volunteer in our midst, and he knows the organization inside and out. Want to know about sponsorship and other levels of DU support? Ask Don. Want to see a collection of the “pins” we get each year of volunteering? Don probably has about 50 years’ worth. He’s also a frequent donor of merchandise for our events, and sometimes he wears shirts whose quips make us chuckle. Dennis, known affectionately as “Muntz,” is our “money” guy. Sev-

eral years ago, he began to attempt to groom me to become the so-called treasurer. All these years later, it’s become apparent that he gave up on that vision. Muntz is the guy who leaves meetings early. His sneezing and sniffling are pretty convincing; he says he’s allergic to the mounted dead animals at the location where we meet. I think he just grows bored with us. Kyle is another gun lover among us. He has a dream gun he’s long tried to win. Recently, it seems, he’s given up that dream in exchange for a cash outlay for the firearm. I hope he and the X-Bolt are very happy together. Kyle also loves to hunt ducks. And, I hope he forgives me for saying this, but he brings a youthful and energetic spirit to our group. Soon, not many years from now, we will have broken him. Bob is the kind of guy who opens doors. Literally, his connections allow him to allow us to access our meeting hall. It should be noted he also closes doors, in that he locks them when the meeting is over. Bob has great knowledge of ducks and what they need to thrive. And he hunts them intensely. It’s good to have a duck expert in the bunch. Of note, Bob and I often ride-share, though he seldom drives. Which is OK; I’ve never thought much of his driving ability. Me? I’d like to say I’m the brains of the operation, but no one would buy that. I guess I’m just there, doing what I can, and remembering from time to time that volunteering for DU, in this case, isn’t what you get out of it, but what ducks get out of it. That’s easy to do these spring days, as the glory of waterfowl returns, and the wetlands for which we’re collectively responsible, once again come to life. The Crex DU’s annual banquet is April 2 at Hummer’s Rendezvous in Grantsburg. Call Scott for information at (715) 431-0362. At least 35 guns will be given away.

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Ronald G. Ritsema Ronald Gerald Ritsema was born June 27, 1929 at home in rural Whitewater, WI and passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Fort Atkinson, WI. He was the sixth child of seven born to Andrew Ritsema and Rosa Marie Fredericka (Heyse) Ritsema. He began his education in a one room country school, but completed only one year of high school due to being unable to secure transportation to and from town in order to continue. He and his siblings worked long hours assisting their Dutch immigrant father in share-cropping, living on various farms in areas of Cold Spring, WI, Lima Center, WI and Heart Prairie, WI. After auctioning off all their belongings, his parents moved the family to Whitewater, WI. He worked as a pin-setter at Tommy Leonard’s Bar and Grill, and as a lifeguard at Tripp Lake in Whitewater, WI. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and after completing basic training he shipped out from San Francisco to Guam. The troop transport on which he sailed blew an engine which caused the ocean trip to take an extra two weeks during which time all on board were horribly seasick. Shortly after arriving in Guam, the troops were assembled for inspection and an honor guard selected from the new arrivals. He was one of those chosen, later also becoming a member of the 59th Military Police Company. During his service he was awarded two bronze stars. After serving an additional year as mandated by the President, he was honorably discharged and began working at the Nunn-Bush Shoe Factory in Edgerton, WI. On the advice of a friend, he applied to and was hired by General Motors in Janesville,

WI holding various positions including welder, inspector and relief man. His employee identification number was only three digits long. His favorite job was as a relief man, doing other people’s jobs while they took their scheduled breaks because “the line never stops.” For over 40 years, Ron worked for General Motors during which time he had an exemplary attendance record. In 1958, Ron married Gail Marie Cowles, a college student waitressing at Crummy’s Drive-In and Marine, Whitewater, WI. She walked over to take his order, asking, “What’ll you have?” He made her smile with the cheesy reply, “You.” To this union three children were born: Lisa Holly “Lisa Bug” (Ritsema) Nuhring, Ronald Reid “Tiger” Ritsema, and Melanie C’Ana Cowles “Fritzi” (Ritsema) Heckel. Ron was happiest when enjoying nature. After their dream house was built, he and Gail moved to the Johnstown area in the mid-1960s and he created numerous paths within their 60 acres of woods and enjoyed keeping them and the lawns immaculate. Throughout his life he nurtured several orphaned baby animals including a flying squirrel, numerous raccoons, gray squirrels and even a skunk. He and Gail also enjoyed polka-dancing particularly if Verne Meisner’s band was playing. Gail and Ron would get dressed to the nines for dancing on New Year’s Eve. Ron was also an avid collector of brass railroad keys, exquisite antique glassware, old marbles and sake cups. He especially enjoyed adding to his extensive collection of rare ammunition cartridges and Native American artifacts and arrowheads. He possessed a great sense of humor and enjoyed growing a variety of lilies, watching old westerns and the Masters Golf Tournament with his son, Tiger. In his younger days he enjoyed camping in the Kettle Moraine for-

est with friends. For many years he sported a perfect crewcut and Old Spice was his cologne of choice. He was a natural athlete and adept at hitting targets with rifles, pistols, knives and much to his kids’ surprise, he was a crack shot with a sling shot. He loved a good grilled steak from Johnstown Meat Market, his daughter Fritzi’s rhubarb cake and his ever-present glass of ice cold Sundrop. Ron is survived by his three children, Lisa (Daniel) Nuhring, Grantsburg, WI, Melanie (Fred) Heckel, Sullivan, WI and Ronald Ritsema, Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by his beloved granddaughter, Olivia L’Mae Heckel, Milwaukee, WI. He is further survived by five sisters: Viola Ida (Ritsema) Stoll, Curacao, Netherland Antilles, Virginia Emma (Ritsema) Taber, Roscoe, IL, Leatrice Lillian (Ritsema) Selnow, Harvard, IL, Bessie Louise (Ritsema) Moss, Yorkville, IL and Nancy Ann (Ritsema) Mason, Roscoe, IL, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his parents, his ex-wife, Gail Ritsema, his brother, Clifford Fred Ritsema his sister-in-law, Ethel (Schoenneman) Ritsema, and brothers-in-law Herbert Stoll, Eugene Leroy Taber, Henry Floyd Selnow, Paul Francis Moss and Samuel Peterson Mason. Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, Jefferson, WI will be handling the arrangements for cremation. Per Ron’s request, there will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be officiated by Reverend Matthew Smith-Laubenstein with interment in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be welcomed by the Wildlife in Need Center, Suite B, W349-S1480 South Waterville Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. They provide hospitalization and rehabilitation for injured wild animals.

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Mathilda Victoria “Tillie” H Haus, 93, passed away Friday, M March 18, 2016. The memorial service w will be conducted at 11 a.m. W Wednesday, March 30, 2016, a at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral H Home of Webster, with Pastor S Steve Ward officiating. Visittation will be one hour before tthe service. Interment will b be at Webb Lake Cemetery, followed by a fellowship luncheon at the Webb Lake Community Center. Honorary pallbearers are Bruce Ward, Bob Ward, Steve Ward, Brad Ward, and Jim Smith. Mathilda was born July 25, 1922 to Nicholas and Bertha (Draeger) Haus. She spent the greater part of her life at her birthplace of Webb Lake, WI. Tillie attended Webb Lake Grade School for eight years, then entered into the workforce. She and her sister, Lucy, cleaned cabins at the local resorts for their income, including Guy Johnson Resort, Ivan Johnson Resort and Brooks Resort, to name a few. They also cleaned for private individuals in their off time. Tillie enjoyed many crafts, such as stitching on gingham aprons, Swedish weaving, and in later years, plastic canvas. She was an avid reader. Debbie McComber was her favorite author. As the resort industry began declining, Tillie spent most of her time caring for her parents until their deaths and for her sister, Lucy, until her death. Tillie was a founding member of the Webb Lake Community Club. In her later years, as it became more and more difficult for her to get around, she always found the energy to set up and get ready for the two rummage sales that were held there every year. These sales were also her shopping trips, and she looked forward to them from the beginning to the end. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great grand-nieces and nephews, great-great grand nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Tillie was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters along with their wives and husbands: Albert, Edward (Mada), Bill (Esther), Lester (Florence), Leonard (Roselyn), Fritz (Marie), Rose (Otto), Rabe, and Lucy; her nephew, Albert (Barbara); and niece, Fern (Richard) Goodell. Also preceding her in death were her grand-nephews: Tony Sweep and Albert Haus Jr., Ian Goodell and Dennis Wohlk; and great-grandnephews, Trevor and Travis Smith. Online condolences may be expressed at www. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home of Webster.

Louise Cora McKinley, 74, of Grantsburg, passed away March 13, 2016 at Burnett Medical Continuing Care Center in Grantsburg. Funeral service for Louise was held Saturday, March 19 at Grace Baptist Church in Grantsburg, with Pastor Doug McConnell officiating. Pallbearers were Brian, Shawn, Steven, Nate, Colin and David McKinley, Kyle Roberts and Dustin Luke. Interment was at Lakeview Mudhen Lake Cemetery. Louise was born on June 14, 1941 in Frederic to Ralph and Pauline (Gustafson) Olson. She graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1959. Louise attended Abbott Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN, where she obtained a degree in nursing and became an RN at Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. On Nov. 17, 1962, Louise was united in marriage to David Allen McKinley at Calvary Covenant Church in Grantsburg. The couple lived on Mudhen Lake near Siren for six years. In 1968, they moved to the Grantsburg area. Together, they raised their five children on the family farm. Louise enjoyed her work as an RN at Burnett Medical Center for 42 years, retiring in 2009. D. Allen and Louise were longtime members of Calvary Covenant Church and Living Hope Church in Grantsburg. The couple was also very involved in Gideon’s and Reach Across. Louise had a passion for literature and reading. She also enjoyed embroidery, decorating cakes, baking, and canning. Above all else, she loved being a grandma. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed. Louise is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, David Allen McKinley; children: Thomas McKinley, Paul (Ami) McKinley, Timothy McKinley, Colleen (David) Roberts and Eric (Lisa) McKinley; grandchildren: Jennifer, Mary, David, Rebekah, Rachel, Brian, Colin, Erin, Shawn, Vanessa (Dusty), Alison, Steven, Dylan, Stratton, Sterling, Kyle, Wendy, Susan, Nate, Hope and Anna; great-grandchildren: Carter, Bennett, Dossen, and Maleah; brothers: Peter (Diana) Olson, Darrell (Janice) Olson, Donald (Bonnie) Olson, Richard (Janice) Olson, James (Marsha) Olson, and Marvin Olson; sisters: Lenore Oberg, Ann Swenson, Barbara Olson and Shirley (Ben) Koerper; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding Louise in death were her brothers, Christ Olson and Jerry Olson. Online condolences may be expressed at www. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home of Grantsburg.

Ann Shirley (Konstant) Zach, 80, of Oakland Township, Burnett County, passed away March 19, 2016. Services are pending. Online condolences may be expressed at www. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home of Webster.

Anton M. Peterson Jr.

Anton M. Peterson Jr., 89, of Webster passed away March 20, 2016. A full obituary will follow. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, WI.


February 29, 2016, Elsie Mae Benson, 94, Meenon Township. March 2, 2016, Margaret Lois Asp, 84, Jackson Township. March 3, 2016, Doris Ina Arvidson, 60, Grantsburg. March 12, 2016, Diane J Dahlgren-Bechtel, 76, Webster.


MARCH 23, 2016



SHERIFF Incidents • March 14, Brian Lovassen, 43, Hinckley, MN, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. • March 15, Andrea Milek, 29, Shell Lake, was arrested for operating after revocation and felony bail jumping. • March 18, Shaun Belisle, 29, Webster, was arrested for fraudulent use of credit card, criminal damage to property, domestic-related disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping. • March 19, Cassaundra Buirge, 31, Pine City, MN, was arrested for possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. • March 19, Kaley Shagen, 21, Maple Grove, MN, was arrested for disorderly conduct. • March 20, Sean Kelly, 24, Blaine, MN, was arrested for operating while intoxicated, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF Incidents • March 17, Dan C. Hess, 47, Grantsburg, was arrested for operating while intoxicated. • March 19, Jimmy L. Dennis, 28, Siren, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.

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rested for operating while intoxicated and possessing open intoxicants in vehicle.

WISCONSIN STATE PATROL • March 19, James Hedberg, 62, Webster, was arrested for operating after revocation. • March 19, Kurt Wylie, 41, Centuria, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and operating after revocation. • March 19, Phil Sommerdorf, 55, Apple Valley, MN, was arrested for operating while intoxicated, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. • March 19, Steven Meister, 44, Spooner, was arrested for operating while intoxicated. • March 19, Kyle Hatfield, 23, Sandstone, MN, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and operating after revocation.

Reports from police and sheriff agencies are simply arrest reports. At press time, no charges have been ďŹ led.

MARRIAGES Cody M. Janes, Grantsburg to Salena S. Mason, Grantsburg.

BIRTHS William Dale Morseth Nick Morseth and Amanda Lokker of Webster announce the birth of their son, William Dale Morseth, 8 pounds 6 ounces, born March 6, 2016 at St. Croix Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, WI.



• Abram E. Haesemeyer, 30, Shell Lake, pleaded no contest, was sentenced to 220 days in jail and was fined $343.

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Receiving Stolen Property • Jerid D. Besttul, 27, Menasha, pleaded no contest, was placed on 24 months probation, must supply DNA sample, must seek alcohol assessment and was fined $1,068.

Theft • Patrick R. Blomberg, 38, Pine City, MN, pleaded no contest, was sentenced to 18 months in state prison, 24 months of extended supervision and was fined $2,707.39, which includes restitution.

Possession of THC • Racquel Z. Christner, 33, Shell Lake, pleaded no contest, was sentenced to four months in jail and was fined $443.

Disorderly Conduct • Max C. Gorkiewocz, 41, Grantsburg, pleaded guilty, was placed on 12 months probation, musts seek alcohol assessment and was fined $443. • Angela M. Rogers, 36, Webster, pleaded guilty, was placed on probation.

Fraud on Gas Station • Jesika J. Lindberg, 30, Luck, pleaded not guilty and was fined $358.

Misdemeanor Bail Jumping • Racquel Z. Christner, 33, Shell Lake, pleaded no contest and was fined $443.

Dog Running At Large • Angela M. Rogers, 36, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $330.50.

Warrants issued week of March 14: • Rochelle A. Carlson, 67; John E. Hedine, 37; Brandon E. Kohls, 33; Robin L. Parsons, 28; Amanda J. Peterson, 32; Kaylee J. Yeazle, 22.


GRANTSBURG POLICE • March 20, Joshua Peters, 33, Grantsburg, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

ST. CROIX TRIBAL POLICE •March 19, Nicholas Spafford, 27, Webster, was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.

SIREN POLICE • March 18, Ciara M. Stadick, 22, Danbury, was arrested for possession of THC. • March 19, Thomas Sanford, 50, Frederic, was ar-

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HIRING FAIR! Artists and Electronics Lovers Wanted! Are you a hands on type of learner? Do you enjoy tinkering with electronics?

Screen Printing or Electronic Assembly at GDSI may be a fun job for you! Where: 709 Keller Ave. S, Amery, WI 54001 When: Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on in and get interviewed same day! Please bring your resume with you and be prepared to do some jobs testing!

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Luck Community Education Upcoming Classes: • ‘Spreadsheet Basics using Excel’ 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 5 and 12. For business or home. Explore, create, and navigate spreadsheets, tables, and basic formulas. Pre-register by March 29. • ‘Blogging for Business or Fun’ Learn the step-by-step process for creating blog posts. 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 7 and 14. Pre-register by March 31. NOTES: Senior discount available. All the classes are taught by Amy Klous, marketing advisor/founder of The Amylia Group. She has 15 years experience in marketing from the ground up. She works with people at their comfort level, explaining techniques in an easy-to-understand manner. Basic computer skills are required. Pre-register at least one week prior to the start of each class by contacting Amy Aguado at Luck Community Education at 715-472-2152 ext. 103, or SUGGESTIONS: If you would like to see a trip or a class offered, have an idea for a class, or desire to teach one, call (715) 472-2152 ext. 103. Website:

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Grant Writer Siren School District Job Description: The School District of Siren has opened up a

search for a Grant Writer at approximately 10 hours/ week for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.




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SEEKING photographs of the Riverside House Hotel, which was built above the St. Croix Mineral Spring, 2 miles south of Osceola, 18751885, to scan or purchase. Call Perry Rice at (715) 417-2576.

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Antiques Wanted: Oil or electric lamps, wooden boxes, guns, paintings, radios, cast iron toys, banks, wooden duck and fish spearing decoys, marbles, fountain pens. Call Gary, 320-679-2535, 651-238-0909.

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Help Wanted DUNGARVIN: Community based direct care – open interviews! FULL/PART TIME/flexible hours. Dungarvin is actively hiring community support positions in the following areas: Supportive Employment, In Home Direct Care, Community Engagement. Dungarvin will be hosting open interviews at the Shoreview Community Center on March 24 from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m., 4580 Victoria St. N., Shoreview, MN 55126. Individuals interested in Social Services, Direct Care and Nursing are encouraged to apply. Walk-ins welcome! Please apply at

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A nonprofit senior living community now has an opening for a part-time nurse (RN or LPN). This is a NOC/overnight position that offers competitive salary! If interested please contact: Deb Bartz - 715-294-1113 or Apply online at

WORK FOR A GROWING COMPANY CELEBRATING 60 YEARS! Plastech Corporation, a custom injection molding company, is seeking managers for key positions in their plant in Rush City, Minnesota. We offer H[FHOOHQWEHQHĂ€WVLQFOXGLQJHPSOR\HHJURXSKHDOWKLQVXUDQFHOLIHLQVXUance, annual retirement account contribution, 401(k), and paid time off.

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High School Special Education Teacher

Job Description:

Full-time Special Education Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Applicants with certiďŹ cation in Special Education are strongly encouraged to apply. 100% FTE

QualiďŹ cations:

Appropriate Wisconsin DPI CertiďŹ cation in Cross Categorical, LD, CD, or EBD Special Education or the ability to obtain one of the above licenses.


Special Education Cross Categorical experience preferred. High school teaching experience preferred. Applicants are required to work effectively with the high school special education team to design and implement high quality educational programming for our students. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in conjunction with building administration and classroom teachers to provide innovative behavior management approaches are necessary. Knowledge of IEP writing and management, referral process, functional behavior assessments, co-teaching, instruction based on the needs of the student as outlined in the IEP, and successful cross categorical programs is required. Applicants should possess the skills necessary to communicate effectively and collaborate with parents, county service workers, and multiple service providers in order to build educational partnerships. Applicants need to be prepared to deal with all aspects of the personal, social, and academic needs of high school students. Interested applicants should be willing to take part in school and student improvement initiatives.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply by using the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) site at:



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You may also send a letter of application, resume, credentials (3 current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license to the address below. This posting will be open until ďŹ lled.


Josh Watt, Principal Grantsburg High School 480 East James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 (715) 463-2531

The School District of Grantsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or handicap

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MARCH 23, 2016


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Lucille Olson Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 16 PR 11 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth 11/20/1923 and date of death 12/06/2015, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of WI with a mailing address of PO Box 356, Grantsburg, WI 54840. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate is May 31, 2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren, Wisconsin. /s/ Jacqueline O. Baasch Probate Registrar March 1, 2016 Todd H. Anderson, Attorney at Law PO Box 507 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5365 1012132 WNAXLP (March 9, 16, 23)


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LEMOINE G. NELSON Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 16 PR 12 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth 05/20/1953 and date of death 11/21/2015, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 21125 East River Road, Grantsburg, WI 54840. 3. The application will be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren Wisconsin, Room 205, before Jacqueline O Baasch, Probate Registrar, on April 15, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate is May 31, 2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren, Wisconsin. 6. This publication is notice to any person 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. /s/ Jacqueline O. Baasch Probate Registrar March 1, 2016 Todd H. Anderson, Attorney at Law

PO Box 507 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5365 1012132 WNAXLP (March 9, 16, 23)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Marilyn Virginia Weschnefski, (Deceased) Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 16 PR 14 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth July 9, 1931 and date of death February 20, 2016, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 5291 Fristed Road, Webster, WI 54893. 3. All interested persons have waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate is 6-6-2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren. Wisconsin. /s/ Jacqueline O. Baasch Probate Registrar March 8, 2016 Paul W. Hinds 5291 Fristed Road Webster, WI 54893 715-866-7552 WNAXLP (March 16, 23, 30)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., at the Burnett County Government Center in Room 165, Town of Meenon, Siren, Wisconsin. 1. VARIANCE #VAR-16-02 GERLICH Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Jackson, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Scott Gerlich has made application relative to a proposal to vary the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances as follows: To allow a garage at a reduced setback to a rear and/or side lot line, located at 29036 Moro Road, in the RR-3 zoning district, in the S 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the NE 1/4, Section 8, T40N R15W. 2. VARIANCE #VAR-16-03 NELSON/BIR OAKS RESORT Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Sand Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Mark Nelson, Bir Oaks Resort, has made application relative to a proposal to vary the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances as follows: To reopen two abandoned cabins and exceed the number of dwellings on the parcel, located at 25131 and 25099 Birch Haven Road, in the RR-1 zoning district, Lots 1 and

2 CSM V.16 P.13 in Government Lot 1 and in the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 35, T39N R15W. 3. VARIANCE #VAR-16-04 COOK Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Swiss, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Jack and Arlene Cook have made application relative to a proposal to vary the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances as follows: To construct a garage at reduced setbacks to a rear lot line, a side lot line and to the centerline of a private road, located at 4551 Hideway Road, in the RR-2 zoning district, Lot 2 CSM V.6 P.7 in Government Lot 4, Section 26, T41N R15W. Board of Adjustment Siren, WI Dated this 11th day March, 2016 WNAXLP (March 16, 23)



TY-EIGHT (38) NORTH, OF RANGE SIXTEEN (16) WEST, BURNETT COUNTY, WISCONSIN. TOGETHER WITH ALL AND SINGULAR THE HEREDITAMENTS AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO BELONGING. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 23911 1st Ave Siren, WI 54872-8222. DATED: February 22, 2016. Gray & Associates, L.L.P. Attorneys for Plaintiff 16345 West Glendale Drive New Berlin, WI 53151-2841 (414) 224-8404 Please go to www.gray-law. com to obtain the bid for this sale. Gray & Associates, L.L.P. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. WNAXLP (March 16, 23,30)


INVITATION TO BID CHIP SEALING PROJECTS TOWN OF JACKSON The Town of Jackson is seeking sealed bids for chip seal resurfacing of approximately 7.7 miles total, widths vary from 18 to 21 feet. Roads to be sealed are Mallard Lake Road, Leef Road, Shore Road, Loon Creek Trail, Chalet Road and Fox Road. Type of aggregate for chip seal to be determined by contractor at time of inspection. Aggregate WREHDSSOLHGHYHQO\DQGUROOHGLQWRHPXOVLÂżHGDVSKDOWZLWK excess rock to be broomed from coated surface. Required crack sealing to be performed by others prior to application of chip seal coating. Contractor to verify road width and length. Resurfacing work is to be coordinated with town representatives and must be completed by September 1, 2016. Bids are due and will be opened on April 11, 2016, 7 PM at the Jackson Town Hall during monthly town meeting. 9DOLGFHUWLÂżFDWHRILQVXUDQFHPXVWEHSUHVHQWHGZLWKELGV The Town of Jackson reserves the right to reject any and all bids or portion thereof. For more information, contact Roger Larson 715-866-7529 or 715-566-0559. Sealed bids should be sent to Town of Jackson, 4599 County Road A, Webster, WI 54893, Attn: Chip seal bid. WNAXLP

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY CitiFinancial Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Gary W. Kosloski a/k/a Gary Kosloski, (Deceased) Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 15-CV-152 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 6, 2016 in the amount of $76,216.80 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as isâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Burnett County Government Center. DESCRIPTION: LOT TEN (10) OF WEST PIONEER ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF SIREN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SAID COUNTY. THE SAID LOT BEING LOCATED IN THAT PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW1/4 NW1/4) AND THAT PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (N1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4). SECTION SEVENTEEN (17), TOWNSHIP THIR-

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24 BURNETT COUNTY SENTINEL Special Grantsburg Village Board Meeting February 8, 2016

The Village of Grantsburg Board of Trustees met on Monday, February 08, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Grantsburg Public Library, 415 S Robert Street, Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Present: Glenn Rolloff, Greg Peer, Rod Kleiss, Rayna Surdey, Larry Ebersold, Diane Barton. Absent: Scott DeRocker. Those present discussed the potential of redevelopment of the property located at 213 N Pine Street. A break was taken and dinner was served by the Grantsburg Library. Regular Grantsburg Village Board Meeting. February 8, 2016. Present: Glenn Rolloff, Greg Peer, Rod Kleiss, Rayna Surdey, Larry Ebersold, Diane Barton and Scott DeRocker. President Rolloff called the regular meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Barton seconded by Peer to approve the minutes from the following meetings: January 11, 2016. Village Board Meeting, January 13, 2016 Property Committee Meeting. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by Ebersold to approve a well permit for the Country Store with changes to the permit form to #5. Carried. Motion by Rolloff, seconded by DeRocker to authorize the bidding of Benson Avenue/Gary Street with pulverizing as an alternate and 2.5â&#x20AC;? & 3â&#x20AC;? pavement as options. Carried. Motion by Peer, seconded by Surdey to approve computer repairs with Careyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Communications/Radio Shack in the amount of $689.97. Carried. Motion by Barton, seconded by Surdey to approve payment of the bills as presented. Carried. Motion by Surdey, seconded by DeRocker to adjourn @ 8 pm. Carried. An unabridged version of the minutes is available for review at the Village Office.

Jennifer Zeiler Village Clerk WNAXLP (March 23)

Invitation for Bids

The Burnett County Natural Resources Committee is accepting sealed bids for an ATV trail graveling project in the Town of Blaine. Bids must be received by 9:30 a.m. on May 12, 2016. For more information or to submit a bid, contact Burnett County Forest and Parks, Airport Terminal Building, 7425 County Road K, Siren, WI 54872 (715-349-2157). Burnett County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. WNAXLP (March 23, 30)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 9:00 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 PERMIT #CUP-16-07 - MCDONALD Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Union, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Timothy and Crystal McDonald have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances for a home occupation, located at 9856 County Road F, in the A-2 zoning district, in the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 17, T40N R17W. 2. CONDITIONAL PERMIT #CUP-16-08 - DAVIDSON Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Gary and Tami Davidson have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances to allow a camper year around, located on Cumberland Point Road, on Clam Lake, in the RR-1 zoning district, Lot 3 CSM V.1 P.49 in Government Lot 4, Section 10, T38N R16W. 3. CONDITIONAL PERMIT #CUP-16-09 - MONTE SINAI CHURCH OF GOD Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Monte Sinai Church of God has made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances to construct a church retreat center to be constructed in phases over the next seven years, located on McLain Road, in the A-2 zoning district, Lot 2 CSM V.8 P.101 in the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 4, T38N R19W. 4. CONDITIONAL PERMIT #CUP-16-10 - BUCHANAN Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Roosevelt, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Jean Buchanan 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 not to exceed 12 occupants, located at 21011 Timberland Road, in the A-2 zoning district, SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 20, T37N R14W. Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee Siren, WI Dated this 11th day of March, 2016 WNAXLP (March 16, 23)

MARCH 23, 2016

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2016 ASPHALT PAVING Grantsburg, Wisconsin Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Village Clerk of the Village of Grantsburg until 5:00 p.m. on April 11, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for removal of existing pavement by pulverizing at a full depth of 3â&#x20AC;? and new pavement on W. Benson Ave from Oak St. to Gary St. as specified below. The entire project must follow all specifications using the 2016 Wisconsin DOT Standard Specification for Highway and Structure Construction. ITEM


Pulverizing of pavement and using it as base and hauling any extra for the village to stock pile. (full depth of 3â&#x20AC;?)


Base repair for asphalt pavement if needed


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Prosecution and progress: Work must be completed no later than October 1, 2016. For more information, please call Chris Bartlett, Director of Public Works, at 715-463-2405 or 715-491-4541.

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Business Meeting of the Board of Education School District of Grantsburg Minutes from February 22, 2016 President Dave Dahlberg called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM. Present: Dan Ohnstad, Russ Erickson, Josh Prusinski, Jason Burkman and Chris Erickson. Absent: Cindy Jensen. Agenda Revisions: Added report item #5-Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition Award (GES) as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beating-the-Oddsâ&#x20AC;? School. Appearances: None. Motion Burkman/R. Erickson/ to approve the Board minutes from February 8, 2016. Motion carried 6-0. Policy Committee will meet on Monday, February 29. Reports Received Rotary Sign Committee-Russ Erickson. Buildings & Grounds Committee-Russ Erickson. Personnel Committee Report- Dave Dahlberg. Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) End of Semester ReportIbby Olson. GES Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition Award as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beating-the-Oddsâ&#x20AC;? School. Consent Items Motion C. Erickson/Prusinski to award the bid to Mauer 3RZHUIRU/('Âż[WXUHUHSODFHPHQWVDW*06 $UW5RRPDQG Social Studies Classroom) for a total cost of $9,110. Motion carried.

Sealed Bids shall be directed to the Village Clerk securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper, â&#x20AC;&#x153;BID FOR 2016 ASPHALT PAVING.â&#x20AC;?

Motion R. Erickson/Ohnstad to award the bid to American 0DVRQU\IRUDWRWDOELGRIIRUH[WHULRUEULFNUHSDLUVDW GHS (includes sealant replacement in newer wing). Motion carried.

Contractors on the project shall be required to comply with the minimum wages and labor standards as determined by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development Wage Rate Determination.

Motion Prusinski/C. Erickson to award the bid to Mauer 3RZHUIRUDFRVWRIIRU/('Âż[WXUHUHSODFHPHQWV at GHS (mezzanine, boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locker room, girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locker room, FXVWRGLDORIÂżFHERLOHUURRPJURXQGVFUHZPDLQWHQDQFH garage). Motion carried.

The Village of Grantsburg reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interests of the Village. Jennifer Zeiler, WCMC/CMC, Clerk Village of Grantsburg 316 S. Brad Street Grantsburg, WI 54840 WNAXLP (March 23, 30)

0RWLRQ&(ULFNVRQ5(ULFNVRQWRDZDUGWKHELGIRUĂ&#x20AC;RRUWLOH replacement in the Family and Consumer Science Rooms to Mark Harmon for $8,018.69 at GHS (cooking lab, sewing lab, and laundry/storage room). Motion carried. Motion Prusinski/Ohnstad to adjourn. Motion carried.


2IÂżFLDO1RWLFH $GYHUWLVHPHQWIRU%LGV Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute Chapter 985, notice is hereby given that the Highway Commissioner of Burnett County, Wisconsin, will receive sealed bids for the following categories until 8:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in the RIÂżFHRIWKH%XUQHWW&RXQW\+LJKZD\'HSDUWPHQWORFDWHGDW 8150 West Highway 70, Siren, WI 54872. Bids will be publically opened and read aloud at that time and date. â&#x20AC;˘ Pulverizing â&#x20AC;˘ Aggregates â&#x20AC;˘ Asphaltic Pavement â&#x20AC;˘ Asphaltic Emulsions â&#x20AC;˘ Line Painting Bid documents for each category may be obtained or examined DWWKH%XUQHWW&RXQW\+LJKZD\'HSDUWPHQW2QO\ELGV submitted on the bid form will be accepted. The bid form must EHÂżOOHGRXWFRPSOHWHO\DQGVHDOHGLQDQHQYHORSHPDUNHGZLWK the bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and the appropriate bid category. Contracted services on single-trade projects over $48,000 and multi-trade projects over $100,000 are subject to prevailing wage laws. For additional information, contact the Burnett &RXQW\+LJKZD\'HSDUWPHQWDW6HUYLFHV contracted by the County may be utilized on projects by local political subdivisions that are funded in part by LRIP IXQGV7KHELGGRFXPHQWVLGHQWLI\WKHVSHFLÂżFSURMHFWVDQG political subdivisions where these contracted services may be employed. Burnett County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in quoting or accepting quotations which best serves the interest of the County. WNAXLP


MARCH 23, 2016




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28509 County Road H 1/8 mile north of A&H intersection Pastor Tryg Wistad 715-635-4816 Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm Thurs. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study 1:30 pm Sat. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study 8 am

Just west of Askov on Hwy. 23 Auxiliary Mtgs start at 9:30 am Sacrament Meeting 11:20 am

LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA Cty Rd. H, 1/2 mile N. of Cty. A on H Office: (715) 635-7791 Pastor Bill Schroeder Sunday Worship: 10 am w/ communion Sunday School: 9 am All welcome

SACRED HEART OF JESUS & MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH Jct. Cty. Rds A & H â&#x20AC;˘ Crescent Lake Voyager Village Area. 715-866-7321 Fr. Michael J. Tupa, Pastor Mass: Thurs. 9:30 am Sun. 8:00 am Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt.

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

ATLAS ATLAS UNITED METHODIST UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH 2110 295th Ave. Cty. Rd. B Pastor Kris Johnson/ Pastor Mike Brubaker Worship: 11 am Sunday School: 11:15 am

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

FIRST LUTHERAN Pastor Marilyn Crossfield Worship 9 am Sun. Sch. 9 am (Sept. - May) Wheelchair Accessible

DAIRYLAND THE WOODLAND CHURCH (A Wesleyan Church) Pastor Andrea Wittwer 33921 State Rd 35 â&#x20AC;˘ 715-244-3649 Sunday Worship 11 am Bible Study 6:30 pm, Wed. with potluck

DANBURY FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 7534 Peet St. â&#x20AC;˘ 715-656-4010 Sunday: Adult Sunday School 9 am Morning Service 10 am Evening Service 7 pm Monday: Bible Study 6:30 pm

7520 Water St. â&#x20AC;˘ 715-866-8646 Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Worship 8:45 am

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CATHOLIC CHURCH 7586 St. Rd. 77 â&#x20AC;˘ 715-866-7321 Fr. Michael J. Tupa, Pastor Mass: Fri. 9 am & Sat. 4 pm Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt.

EKDALL COMMUNITY CHURCH 8 mi. north on Cty. Rd. F, Fire #13295 715-463-5408 â&#x20AC;˘ Dan Shadis, Pastor Meeting every Sunday at 9 am Potluck lunch following. Everyone welcome.

FALUN FIRST BAPTIST Mike Kleven, Pastor Sunday Sch. for all ages 9:30 am Church Service 10:45 am Youth Ministries 6:30 pm, Wed. Adult Bible Study 2 pm, Thurs.

TRINITY LUTHERAN Carl Heidel, Pastor â&#x20AC;˘ 689-2271 Worship 9:00 am (Nursery prov.); 10 - 11 am coffee & fellowship; 10:15 - 11 am Sunday School (Sept. - May) A class for all ages. Everyone welcome. Comm. Every Sunday. Everyone welcome




Pastor Paul Peterson 507 Wisconsin Ave. N. 715-327-8012 Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays LWF3 - 5-7 - 1st & 3rd Wed of month

Rev. Tom Thakadipuram 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 4:30 pm Sun. 10:30 am

CHURCH OF CHRIST 107 Elm St. â&#x20AC;˘ 715-327-8387 Minister: Guy McCarty, Gene Olson, Robert Rutherford Sunday 9 am - 12 pm Worship & Study

ST. LUKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S UNITED METHODIST Pastor Arveda â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddieâ&#x20AC;? Kirk Church: 327-4436 Parsonage: 327-8383 Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Fellowship following Wednesday Service: 5:15 pm Church School: Wed. 3:45 - 5 pm Wheelchair accessible. Childcare available during service

WEST SWEDEN GRACE LUTHERAN 1638 345th Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 327-4340 Rev. Thomas McShannock Worship 9:15 am; Sunday School 10:30 am Comm. 1st & 2nd Sunday

ZION LUTHERAN BONE LAKE 5 mi. E. of Frederic on W, 2 mi. S. on I (715) 472-8660 Pastor Mike Fisk Sunday School 9:15 am; Sunday Worship 10:30 am; Communion 1st Sunday; Contemporary Service 3rd Sunday.

Benson Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 715-327-4956 Pastor Curtis Denney Sat. Service; Sabbath Sch. 9:30 am; Worship 11 am

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Jody Walter Office: 715-866-7191 Hm: 715-866-4622 10:45 a.m Church Service 9 am Sunday School Communion 2nd, 4th & 5th Sun.

GRANTSBURG CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH 715-463-2624 Pastor Kris Johnson/ Pastor Mike Brubaker Worship 9 am; Fellowship 10 am; Christian Ed. Class (all ages) 10:30 am Nursery Available

FAITH LUTHERAN Pastor Sandy Hutchens 715-463-5388 Worship 9:30 am Service on WCMP Radio (100.9 FM) Communion celebrated every Sunday Christian Education Wed. afternoon & evening

GRACE BAPTIST Rev. Brad Moore, Sr. Pastor; George Selbher, Assoc. Pastor 715-463-5699 Sun. Worship 10:15 am; Sun. Sch: 9 am Wed., 5:30 pm Supper for all, 6 pm All Stars, Youth Connection, Grace Nursery Sch: Tues. & Thurs., 9 am

BETHANY LUTHERAN Pastor Jay Ticknor â&#x20AC;˘ 463-5746 Worship 11 am Sunday School 9:30 am Nursery is available



Rev. Tom Thakadipuram Mass: Sun. 8:30 am Saturday 6:30 pm

Dan Slaikeu, Pastor 715-488-2456 Worship 10 am Sun. School 10:30 am Mid-Week Bible Study Call for info

CHICKEN COOP CHURCH Mission Developer: Peter Johnson 12119 N. Fork Drive 715-566-1992 A church of the unchurched for the unchurched Soup in the Coop 4 pm Sunday Worship 5 pm

LIVING HOPE CHURCH Doug McConnell, Senior Pastor 715-463-5794 Chris Radtke, youth pastor Worship Services Sunday 9:30 am Sun. School 11 am Held at Grantsburg HS Auditorium

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

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HERTEL LAKEVIEW UNITED METHODIST S. of Hertel • Jack Starr, Pastor Worship & Sun. Sch. 9 am

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

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

1 mi. west of Luck on N & 170th 715-472-2383 Mike Rozumalski, Pastor & Linda Rozumalski, Pastor Worship: 10:00 am Fellowship following the Service Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd Sun., bring for food shelf.

MARKVILLE ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Janeva Stromberg 320-679-1012 Council Chair 715-244-3301 Worship 11 am; Sun. Sch. 10 am

Brian Pardun, Pastor 7686 Lofty Pines Dr. 715-349-5601 Sunday School 9 am Worship 10 am Fellowship follows Wheelchair Accessible

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Sunday Public Talk 10:00 am Watch Tower 10:40 am Cong. Bible Study Tues. 7:00 pm Ministry School 7:35 pm Service Meeting 8:05 pm

SIREN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Andrew Bollant, Pastor Worship 9:30 am Wed. Youth 6:30 pm Wheelchair accessible

SIREN BETHANY LUTHERAN Paul Peterson, Pastor Worship: 8:30 am Sunday School: 9:45 am Coffee hour to follow service. Nursery available.


ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN Hwy. 35 & Cty. Rd. B • 472-8190 Robert Lubben, Pastor Sunday Worship Service: 9 am Sunday Sch.: 10 am


24025 1st Ave. S. • 715-866-8646 Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Worship 10:15 am Sunday School 9 am (Nursery available) Youth Ministries Wed., 6 pm UMW, 1st Wed., 12 pm Bible Study 9 am Wed.

SPOONER BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH (WELS) Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor 715-635-7672 Juct. Hwy 53 & 70 Worship 9:30 am Sunday/Bible Class 10:45 am; Sun. 7:40 am “Voice of Salvation” broadcast, WJMC 96.1 FM




7425 W. Birch • 866-7157 Sun. Bible Class 9:30 am (all ages) Worship 10:30 am Bible Study 7 pm, Wed. (all ages)


Corner of Elm & Summit Streets 715-635-8475 Father David Bauer Holy Eucharist: Sun. 10:30 am Holy Days as announced

9 miles So. of Grantsburg on Hwy. 87 715-488-2296 Rev. Dale Van Deusen, Pastor 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

TRADE LAKE ZION LUTHERAN 11841 Cty. Rd. Z • 327-8384 Rev. Thomas McShannock Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship 11 am Communion 1st & 2nd Sunday

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 715-866-4111 Pastor Tim Quinn Worship 10:45 am Sun. Sch. 9:30 am AWANA & Jr/Sr High 6:30 pm, Wed.





20750 Cty. Rd. Z (Just South on Cty. Rd. Z, off Hwy. 48) 715-327-8402 David Prince, Pastor 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!

26503 Muskey Ave. So. 715-866-8646 Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Bible Study - 1:00 pm, Tues. UMW 2:15 pm 2nd Tues.

Cedar and Muskey Ave. 715-866-7321 Fr. Michael J. Tupa, Pastor Wednesday Mass 5:30 pm Sunday Mass 10:00 am Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt.



Pastor Jody Walter Off. 715-866-7191 Hm. 715-866-4622 OurRedeemerWebster 9:00 am Church Service 10:45 am Sunday School & Choir Practice Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

7615 County Rd. U • 866-8281 Pastors Douglas Olson, Myron Carlson & Danny Wheeler Worship Services - 9:30 am Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. www.yellowlakelutheranchurch. org


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MARCH 23, 2016

Celebrating its Irish roots


As always, Saturday was chaotic in Webb Lake prior to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Saturday.


Native Webb Laker Dennis Lisowski was all set for Saturday’s activities.


Peggy O’ Zimmerman (left) and Kimberly O’ Fairbanks were eagerly awaiting the parade.


A Admitting no one celebrates St. Paddy’s Day like they do in W Webb Lake, Luke Myhers traveled all the way from Eau Claire to be a part of Saturday’s events. TODD BECKMANN | SENTINEL

Rufus didn’t have to wait long as the Humane Society of Burnett County float was about seventh in line.


This superhero found his way into the parade route. TODD BECKMANN | SENTINEL

Gary Kirchmeier of Hinckley, MN was enjoying the festivities.

Burnett County Sentinel March 23, 2016