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“Wow, a full house today,” Judge Melissia Mogen said as she walked into her courtroom for drug court last week. Many of the people were participants, or “part of the team,” as Mogen puts it. Many were excited for the graduation of Lois Keenan. The Burnett County Drug court program had its sixty-fourth graduation April 11. Keenan joked she was willing to sleep in the parking lot overnight in anticipation of graduating from the drug court program. Before the session started one of the team members leaned over to tell Keenan, “I’m so excited for you.” And Keenan was beaming with excitement herself. The session was wrapping up when Mogen called the soon-to-be graduate up and asked her how she was doing. “Wonderful, glorious, magnificent,” Keenan responded, still beaming. “Thank you to everyone in this room.” Mogen told Keenan, “I am so proud of you. You have made drastic and substantial changes in your life. “Lois, when you came here with your Washburn County cases, that’s not the Lois I see here today,” Mogen said, referring to a possession of methamphetamine charge. Mogen gave Keenan her certificate along with a quilt and a button that

Driver in roundabout accident dies a week later JONATHAN RICHIE EDITOR@BURNETTCOUNTYSENTINEL.COM

SIREN–– A Minnesota man involved in a police chase and accident in Siren has died, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. David Friel, 61, Finlayson, Minnesota, was driving a truck that was fleeing a

traffic stop in the Village of Siren April 5, and seven days later was pronounced dead at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, according to the police report. Siren Police Chief Chris Sybers said it was not clear what caused Friel’s death


The scene at the roundabout in Siren after the police chase. The truck was going as fast as 95 mph on State Road 35/70.



Rockin’ in downtown Grantsburg Grantsburg was packed with music lovers at four local establishments for the 20th annual Pinko Jam this weekend. Here are The Swongos playing at Hummer’s Rendezvous Saturday afternoon. More photos on page 28.


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and he is waiting to receive the medical records from Hennepin County. Friel was charged with operating while intoxicated following the accident at the roundabout in Siren. According to the police report, Siren police officer Aaron Bentley saw a red 2000 Dodge Dakota speeding through Crooked Lake Park April 5 at 4:36 p.m. Bentley turned on his emergency lights and pulled the truck over north of the park on State Road 35/70. Bentley noted both occupants of the truck were not wearing their seat belts. David Friel was driving and Jason Friel, 27, Webster, was in the passenger seat. When asked to provide identification both Jason and David allegedly said they did not have any ID on them and Bentley continued to write down their information. David initially said his name was Ron Friel while Bentley was standing outside of the passenger side door. Bentley asked if they had been drinking, and both allegedly said no. “Both occupants’ body behavior indicated they were more than likely lying to me,” Bentley’s report states. He added that he could smell intoxicants coming from the vehicle. Dashcam video from Bentley’s patrol car shows Bentley walking to the rear of the truck when the brake lights turned on and the truck sped away at approximately 4:40 p.m. Bentley called in the attempt to flee and began following the truck northbound on 35/70. He caught up with the vehicle going approximately 95 mph. The truck attempted to “brake check” the officer near the intersection of Woodland Estates Drive. In the video, there is a large amount of smoke coming from the passenger side tires. The truck then sped up to about 90 mph as the chase continued. St. Croix Tribal Police assisted on the call and were able to pull a squad car into the turn lane by Fourwinds Market. David swerved to avoid the car and continued driving toward the roundabout. He struck the curb and was driving on the grassy median before turning suddenly and narrowly missing a light pole. The truck then struck the curb of the roundabout and went straight over the middle of the roundabout. It came to a stop, and that is when Bentley noticed the truck’s front



Skid marks on State Road 35/70 show where the truck attempted to slow down before driving over the roundabout in Siren.

end was collapsed with smoke coming from it. Bentley said he could hear the engine revving and assumed the driver was attempting to accelerate. At 4:42 p.m. Bentley pulled up to the front of the truck, exited his car, and asked David if he was drunk, and David allegedly responded yes. Two trauma nurses arrived on the scene and were trying to assist with David’s injuries when he became belligerent and continued to resist. Bentley had double-cuffed David to give him extra room because he did not know the extent of his potential injuries. David was airlifted to North Memorial in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office notified Siren PD that he was pronounced dead seven days later at 12:55 p.m. April 12. Jason Friel was checked out by the North Memorial Ambulance crew and was slightly injured, but was still able to fill out a statement. In the statement, Jason admits he and David were coming from a bar in Frederic and were headed to another bar. “Cop was asking for ID, then David took off,” Jason wrote. The statement concluded with Jason saying during the chase he put his seat belt on and “thought I might die in the chase.”

KEENAN: Another graduate and another success story CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

stated, “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Keenan made a brief speech to the judge on how she has built up her self-esteem in drug court while maintaining her sobriety. She does it in three ways; she prays, exercises, and gives herself affirmations on a daily basis. Before Keenan graduated the other participants of the program sat and chatted with Judge Mogen. She asks them how they are doing, how their

community service is going and they just have an open conversation about sobriety and life. “It’s important that you put you first and your sobriety first in your life,” Mogen tells one participant. “Everybody here wants you to succeed and to achieve your goals in drug court.” She adds, “This is not an easy program, is it? It’s very hard, but I am proud of you. All of you.” Mogen asks team members how their group sessions are going and about their one on one counseling. Each team member ends their time with Mogen answering the same ques-

tion, “How long have you been sober?” And whether it’s 22 or 586 days sober the entire courtroom roars with applause from friends, family members, and supporters of drug court. The event was concluded with comments from Supervisor Gene Olson, who has sat on the drug court for over a year. He said after serving on the county board for over 16 years the last few when he has been involved with drug court have been by far the most fulfilling. “I am so proud of all these participants,” Olson said. “Thank you all for this wonderful program.”

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Wisconsin resident who appreciates the outdoors and recognizes the economic value of the recreational resources the region offers. She serves on the Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism Committees. “The nature in Burnett County is something everybody needs to know about,” said Schachtner. “Much of what is available in the county is free: hiking, bicycling, boating, Patty paddling, swimming. Schachtner Those experiences are what people want toDistrict 10 day.” As a grandmother with 10 grandchildren, Senator she noted, “Parents wantt tto go somewhere that’s safe and affordable.” Roads, she said, must be good. “Roads are the first impression of a place.” She added, “There needs to be access to the internet. If there’s spotty or no access to the internet at a campground, people will leave.” She urged listeners to contact their legislators if their area needs broadband. Schachtner also pointed out the unique opportunity to entice people to find their dream homes so close to the Twin Cities. “Develop this area as a ‘cool spot’ to live: affordable, safe, technology, good roads – there’s nothing we can’t do,” she said, adding, “the governor wants to invest more in tourism.” There were comments and questions from the floor that addressed highway safety issues related to the Department of Transportation. Someone asked about the relationship between tourism and the Department of Natural Resources. What has priority, trails or Chronic Wasting Disease? “If we lose the deer, we lose the hunting,” Schachtner said. She went on to explain that healthy deer are important for providing a protein source and combating hunger. Trails are important too, for silent sports as well as year-round motorized use. “It’s a balancing act between hunting and trails,” she admitted. She and her family have enjoyed hunting for generations. One person asked what inspired Schachtner to run for office. She said she was asked three times to run and said “no.” “Then my kids told me ‘You said ‘when an opportunity comes, jump on it’ – they listened!” Her surprise garnered laughter. The agenda also included a presentation by Nicki Peterson. She and her husband, Ben, own the recently opened brewery in Grantsburg. She helped formed the Grantsburg Revitalization Operation with a mission of luring drivethrough travelers off State Road 70 to their downtown district. Other community-centered and beautification projects are planned for the future. “Since we opened the brewery, five more downtown business buildings are being purchased,” said Peterson. The next quarterly BCTC general memberhsip meeting is July 10. Public comments and suggestions regarding tourism are welcome. Email burnettcountyfun@ Visit to find information about businesses and happenings in Burnett County.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Food Distribution WEBSTER—10 a.m. –3 p.m. There will be a food distribution at Connections, next to the Minitmart gas station in Webster. This distribution takes place the third Thursday of each month. Sponsored by the Yellow Lake Food Distribution and God’s People serving.

Grantsburg Area Historical Society Annual Meeting GRANTSBURG—6:30 p.m. The Grantsburg Area Historical Society will be meeting at Crex Meadows. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Veterans of the Grantsburg Area.” The Society will honor local veterans and discuss the newest exhibit at the museum. There will also be a discussion on habitat management by Lauren Finch. Coffee and cake will be served.

Pre-K Egg Hunt SIREN—5– 7 p.m. Siren School will be hosting an egg hunt for preK age children in the Dragon Room.

16th Annual Danbury Lions Easter Egg Hunt DANBURY—11 a.m. The Danbury Lions will be holding their 16th annual Easter egg hunt at Blueberry Junction Playground. If the weather is bad the hunt will be moved indoors to the town hall.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 Dental Clinic GRANTSBURG—Grantsburg School will be holding a rural dental clinic in the middle school during school hours.

MEETINGS THIRD THURSDAY Lund-Brown American Legion Post 132 Auxiliary 2 p.m.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 30 THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Grief Support at SCRMC ST. CROIX FALLS—St. Croix Regional Medical Center will begin holding a six week grief support group. There will be two sessions, one in the morning, from 10:30 to noon, and one in the afternoon, from 6:30 to 8:00. Pre-registration is requested, and to register, for questions, or more information, call 715-483-3261 ext. 2016 or email at

Disc Golf SIREN—6–7:30 p.m. Grantsburg Community Ed. will be playing a round of disc golf at the Tjader Acres Disc Golf Course in Siren.

Dental Clinic GRANTSBURG—Grantsburg School will be holding a rural dental clinic in the middle school during school hours.

Food and Friends Dinner WEBSTER—5–6 p.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be holding a food and friends dinner. Everyone is welcome. A freewill offering will be taken.

THURSDAY, MAY 2 Spring Band Concert GRANTSBURG—7:30 p.m. Grantsburg School will be holding their Spring Band Concert in the high school auditorium. Band students from grades 5-12 will preform.

5:30 p.m. No meetings December, January, July.

Lund-Brown American Legion Post 132 7 p.m.

FOURTH MONDAY Grantsburg School Board 5 p.m.

Siren School Board 5 p.m.

FOURTH TUESDAY Burnett County Repub. Party 7p.m.

FIRST MONDAY Town of Webb Lake


Middle School Concert

Movie Night


6 p.m.

GRANTSBURG—10 a.m and 2 p.m. Grantsburg Middle School will be holding a 4th and 5th grade concert in the high school auditorium. The concert will be preformed at 10 a.m and 2 p.m.

SIREN– 6–9 p.m. The Scene will be sponsoring a movie night in the Siren School Auditorium.

Bird Watching Tour


GRANTSBURG—8 a.m.– 10 a.m. A birdwatching tour will be held in Crex Meadows.

Otis Taylor American Legion Post 96

Smelt Fry

Rummage Sale

7 p.m.

BALDWIN—The United Fire Rescue – Baldwin Station will be holding their annual Smelt Fry on Friday, April 26. Serving starts at 11 a.m. til we run out at the American Legion in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Enjoy all the smelt you can eat, homemade coleslaw, Bob’s baked beans, chips, pickles, milk and coffee. Available to dip your smelt in will be homemade tartar sauce. Proceeds will go towards the department’s equipment fund. Last year’s funds were used to purchase an equipment/gear dryer. A fire department tradition or almost 40 years, bring your family and friends for a night of smelt and camaraderie.

SIREN—8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Lake County Pedalers will be holding a rummage sale at the VFW Hall in Siren May 3 and 4. Donations will be accepted at the Hall May 2 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Anyone interested in volunteering or needing help with a large item should call Larry at 715-3492620 or the bike shop at 715-866-8600.




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FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Good Friday Breakfast SIREN—7:30– 10:30 a.m. The Siren Senior Center will be holding a Good Friday breakfast. The Easter Bunny will be there to take photographs with attendees.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Spiritual Warfare Conference FREDERIC—12:30– 5:30 p.m. Wilderness Fellowship will be holding a conference on the topic of spiritual warfare. Dave Heinrich will be speaking. Anyone interested in attending can register at or calling 715-327-8564. Register for conference with dinner by April 12, or register anytime for conference only.

Wilderness Worship Night FREDERIC—7– 8:30 p.m. Wilderness Fellowship will be holding a free community worship event.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 500 Card Party and Silent Auction SIREN—1 p.m. The Siren Senior Center will be holding their annual 500 Card Party. There will also be a silent auction at the Center, with bidding ending at 12:30 p.m.

Webb Lake Men’s Club 3:30 p.m.

Village of Siren first Thursday after the first Monday, 2 p.m.

Library Gala

5 p.m.

GRANTSBURG—6– 8:30 p.m. The Grantsburg public library will be holding a gala at T- Dawgs Sports Bar and Grill. Dinner and desert will be served, and Dr. John Ingalls will give a speech as this year’s featured author. Ticket information is available at the library or by calling 715463-2244.

Town of Grantsburg 5:30 p.m.

Village of Grantsburg 6 p.m.

Disabled American Vets Chapter 66 6:30 p.m.

Town of Jackson 7 p.m.

Advanced DSLR Camera Workshop GRANTSBURG—2–4 p.m. Grantsburg Community Ed. will be holding an advanced DSLR camera workshop in Crex Meadows.

Town of Meenon 7 p.m.

Town of Sand Lake 7 p.m.

Town of Scott 7 p.m.


Town of LaFollette



AA Meetings

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care

• 9 a.m. New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588 • 1 p.m. Lakeview Methodist Church, Hertel. 715-468-7228 • 1 p.m. Dewey Town Hall, Hertel

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

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Birchwood Manor, Siren

Grantsburg Rotary Meeting

Grantsburg Area Food Shelf

12 p.m., T-Dawgs, Grantsburg

To qualifying residents of Grantsburg School District 9:30–1:30 a.m., 320 S. Brad St., Grantsburg

Wellbriety Meeting 6 p.m. at St. Croix Tribal Hall, Danbury Contact Shara’lanee’ Skinaway, 715-645-9515

Alanon Meeting 7 p.m. Lakeside Community Lutheran Church, A & H

Siren/Webster Rotary Meeting

Grief Support Group

12 p.m. The Pour House, Siren


6:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Frederic Contact Margaret McAbee 715-653-4270

Celebrate Recovery (12 step Bible-based AA group)

Adult Day Care

Celebrate Recovery

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

6 p.m., Adventure Church, Siren Contact Pastor Carolyn, 715-349-5750

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

7:30 p.m.


6 p.m. Faith Community Church, Danbury. Contact Crystal 715-919-1811.

Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588

Ruby’s Siren Food Shelf


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

Forts Folle Avoine History Library

AA Meetings

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Other days by appointment

• 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, Webster • 7 p.m. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Frederic

Ruby’s Siren Food Shelf

AA Meetings

10 a.m.–4 p.m. 24534 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren

• 12 p.m. United Methodist Church, Danbury • 7 p.m. Crossroads Church, Webster

New Life Recovery Program 7 p.m. Wood River Christian Fellowship, Grantsburg 715-463-3941

Divorce Care Recovery and Support Group

Pre-School Story Hour

7 p.m. First Baptist Church, Osceola 715-294-4222 or 651-214-5251 (after 5 p.m.)

10:30 a.m., Grantsburg Public Library

Overeaters Anonymous 7 p.m., New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588

• 1 p.m. Dewey Town Hall, Hertel • 7 p.m. New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588


Lions Bingo

‘Lost Voice Club’ meeting

7 p.m. Webster Community Center

7 p.m. Moose Lodge Meeting Room, Siren. 715-866-7585

9 a.m. until gone, Trinity Lutheran Church, Falun. 715-689-2271

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None of us are the center of the universe

Social media is ruining us as human beings. Politics have become too much of our identity. I read a column the other day titled “Dear Abby: Politics put a sudden end to a 20-year-old friendship.” And guess what? It centered around a social media post and the last presidential election. Disclaimer: my only friendships that have lasted 20 years are with family members and the first kids I met when we moved to the suburbs when I was in the second grade. The “Dear Abby” writer posted something on social media about the election. Whatever opinion they put on social media was seen by others as “a personal attack and (they) stepped out of my life without warning.” Sentinel I have friends who disagree with me on politics, who doesn’t? Editor Politics, money, and religion – Jonathan Richie those are the three topics never to be discussed if you want to avert a disaster with friends. At least that’s what I have been told. I don’t know how true that is, but it’s what people say. I have friends who are Catholic, Baptist, Buddhist, agnostic, and even atheists. We never discuss the afterlife and who will end up burning in hell and it works for us. My only concern is weddings. I love a good Lutheran wedding, quick and easy. Not like those Catholic weddings that last half the day. (Please laugh, that was a joke) Back to social media and its ruination of our lives. Whether it’s Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or whatever some tech head in sunny California is dreaming up to launch in the future and take over young people’s lives, they all do the same thing – make the user feel like they are the center of the universe. “This website gave me a platform. I am connected to the whole world and everyone needs to know what I am doing, what I think about this thing, and also that I hate these things, and you need to know right now.” Facebook, especially, is a virtual cesspool of political ideology – from both sides. We all understand the polarization of national politics right now. We are more divided than we ever have been as a nation, is what a number of baby boomer editorials have said. Then they say, but we have much more in common with each other than differences. I tend to agree with that sentiment. I have been told I’m an idealist in this way. When, in fact, I think I’m 20 percent idealist and the other half is a realist. (Yogi Berra-style joke) Take it from a young person, politics should not be ruining lifelong friendships.

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No thanks, Mr. Postman My late father, Arved Stangl (aka “The Chief”) gets mentioned in this space many times. As the fifth of six children, I was witness to many lessons taught by my father that have stayed with me. I believe some of the reactions are hard wired into my DNA, so when situations arise, I simply switch into “Arved” mode. The Chief was not a fan of popular culture. His favorite movie star was John Wayne. He adored Lawrence Welk. I could probably still sing Welk’s sign off song “Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen,” but I won’t From the put you through the trauma. Any Publisher’s time he saw anyone performing that he didn’t “get,” his reaction was to Desk place a bemused expression on his Tom Stangl face and remark “They pay them good money for that?” I’ll admit to using the phrase a time or two myself. When I came across a recent item about a retailer’s new fashion line, the thought entered my head. It seems the United States Postal Service (USPS) is licensing its logos for a new line of clothing sold by retailer Forever 21. Among the garments splashed with USPS logos are “Express” and “Priority” joggers and cropped tanks, a hooded windbreaker covered in USPS mailing labels, and a belt covered in USPS bar codes. There’s a “Priority” tube top as well as a biking uniform, which features blue bike shorts and a yellow tank top that has the USPS logo on it. Writing for Fast Company, where I read news of this new fashion line, author Elizabeth Segran points out that the biking ensemble bears more than a passing resemblance to the ones worn by Lance Armstrong when he was on the professional team sponsored by USPS. “In 2010, Armstrong and his teammates were accused of defrauding the U.S. government by doping while sponsored, forcing Armstrong to pay $5 million

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to settle the case. Is the USPS being self-referential to the point of self-parody?” Segran writes. In an official statement, USPS’ brand marketing executive Chris Karpenko said, “The collaboration will generate royalty revenue for the Postal Service, and build brand awareness among a younger audience.” Segran points out that Generation Z and Millennials, who comprise Forever 21’s target market, grew up with the internet and are among the folks who rarely use the postal service. Photos of the items show a zippered clutch bag with the Priority Mail logo and reflective trim jackets similar to what letter carriers might wear, but make no mistake, these items are not to be worn while sorting mail. USPS’ Karpenko says in the release “This collection is not part of the official USPS uniform and should not be worn by postal employees while on duty. Managers and supervisors can use Postal Uniform Guidelines, a pictorial guidebook that USPS released last year, to help ensure employees wear their uniforms properly. “Our employees are welcome to show their postal pride by wearing officially licensed USPS apparel, but they should do so in their free time,” Karpenko said. I’m really glad he added that. I would hate to see someone sorting mail while wearing the $12.90 “Priority” tube top. I get that the postal service is trying to make a buck wherever and whenever they can, but as a business customer who depends on them exclusively for delivery, I would rather they focus on delivering on time. And yes, we do pay them good money for that. As always, I welcome your comments. You can reach me by email at tstangl@theameryfreepress. com, telephone 715-268-8101 or write me at P.O. Box 424, Amery, WI, 54001. Thanks for reading; I’ll keep in touch. Feel free to do the same.

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Neubauer defeat dashes liberals’ hope for Supreme Court majority Lisa Neubauer conceded to Brian Hagedorn on April 10, a week after Democrats woke to a shocking result. Liberals and Democrats had a money advantage, a template from Rebecca Dallet’s big court victory in 2018, and a turnout boost through various school spending referendums, contested mayoral races in Madison and Green Bay, and a Democratic primary in the Kenosha seat once held by former Assemblyman Peter Barca. On top of that, the traditional conservative coalition that had helped engineer a solid court majority for the right fell apart over Hagedorn’s controversial past writings on gays. But grassroots conservatives, the state GOP, and late money from out of state woke up the Christian right and the WOW counties around Milwaukee to give Hagedorn a narrow upset win. Hagedorn, age 41, will take over for longtime liberal Justice Shirley Abrahamson, 85, who is dealing with cancer and decided against seeking another

10-year term. She had been on the high court since 1976. So, Hagedorn not only takes Abrahamson’s seat to the delight of conservatives, who have railed against her for years, but he dashes the hopes of liberals, who had dreams of taking back the court majority. Dallett’s win got liberals closer to a 4-3 edge. Then Neubauer was supposed to keep Abrahamson’s seat. And in 2020, when Democrats statewide turn out for a presidential primary, they would complete the task by dispatching Justice Daniel Kelly, appointed to the court by Scott Walker. Republicans were so fearful of this scenario that they even thought about changing the date of the spring elections next year. That liberal dream is now kaput. When Hagedorn gets sworn in this summer, the conservative court majority will be back to 5-2 and give conservatives a cushion should Kelly lose. The win was narrow — some 6,000 votes — but enough for a liberal loss.

This can be added to the list of “what ifs” that includes Hillary Clinton in 2018 and JoAnne Kloppenburg in 2011. “Judge Hagedorn said that he was running to get partisan influences out of our courts, and I hope he lives up to his promise,” Neubauer said. “Our courts are strongest when politics are set aside, and we follow the law regardless of personal views.” In a message to supporters, Hagedorn said he was “deeply humbled and grateful.” Throughout the campaign, he said a justice should “say what the law is, not what the law should be,” that partisan politics have no place at the court, and he would uphold the constitution as written. “I meant every word, and I will endeavor to fulfill these promises with all my ability,” said Hagedorn, a former Walker aide appointed by the then-governor to the state appeals court in 2015. Neubauer spokesman Tyler Hendricks said she won’t run for the state Supreme Court next year, when Kelly is up for a

full 10-year term. She will look instead at seeking another six-year term to the 2nd District Court of Appeals, where she served alongside Hagedorn. TV numbers shared with WisPolitics. com, and a check of filings with the state Ethics Commission detailing independent expenditures show outside groups backing Neubauer outspent those supporting Hagedorn by nearly 2-to-1. Still, Neubauer bemoaned the role of outside money, saying she hoped future races would see less influence from “outside special interests.” The Republican State Leadership Committee’s Judicial Fairness Initiative spent more than $1.2 million over the last week of the race on TV, digital ads, mail, and other advertising backing Hagedorn. “With more than $1 million poured in against me with false and misleading attacks in the final week alone, it’s not hard to imagine that is what made the difference,” Neubauer said. Copyright ©

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Dear Editor, I want to share my experience regarding three rezones from the last 15 years, on 126-acre Little Trade Lake. As often happens, when large lake-shore owners sell their land, in comes an out-of-area developer who wants to build new homes every 100 feet. As lake residents, we want them at 300 feet intervals. We start a petition to be signed by lake-shore homeowners, then we go to County Zoning to express our concerns. The compromise for all three rezones has been 200 feet. What is going on? By State law the County budget can only be increased by new development. Where is the most development? Lake shore properties. The problem is, that method of funding does not change. Please give our State tax dollars back to the counties like a Cost of Living Adjustment, indexed to inflation. Our counties know best about where to spend our dollars. Not doing this causes a local civil war. I found the emphasis is always on the land. When is the lake’s water quality considered? This should be the first item considered before land is ever looked at. The lake I live on is on the federal Impaired Waters list. Why? Increased phosphorus and chlorine caused by run-off on developed land increases by a factor of five. If a lake has invasive weeds, which all lakes on the Trade River chain have, we get water quality levels that cause our property values to

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go down. Notifying all concerned property owners should be the norm. Rezone notices seem to appear only in the Sentinel newspaper, which is very limiting. Lake Associations, why we need them. There exist special interest groups with a focus on water quality, habitat, and safety. A member from said group should be an adviser to the zoning pre-evaluation process presented to the land use committee before every rezone regarding water quality. The only item I disagree with is taxing a lake- district, which puts the burden on local taxpayers. We live in a high tax state. Our Reps. in Madison like to spend our dollars on high risk ventures that shortchange counties, towns, schools, and lake associations. For lake cleanup, we, the locals, are required to write a grant that also requires a 25 percent local match. It looks like Madison’s goal is to put us all into poverty. Counties need to get back the lake classification component, as current law treats all lake sizes the same. In reality each lake and its surroundings require individual assessments of impact on all natural resources. We have 11,981 10 acre, named lakes that require more care than grouping them as one-size-fits-all. We hope you agree and support our request. I am for our lakes and rivers, along with all the people who enjoy them. Rich Hess Trade Lake, for 50 years

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BURNETT COUNTY––As the April blizzard was looming and preparing to hit, Burnett County Highway Commissioner Mike Hoefs gave preliminary winter budget numbers from this season through March. “We were hit hard by a tough winter this year,” Hoefs told the Infrastructure committee last week. “For the most part, it wasn’t terrible until February and the first part of March.” Hoefs said they had budgeted for $450,000 in snow removal costs. He reported that up to the end of March they had spent $584,000. At the March meeting he had reported a total of $520,000 in snow removal costs. These numbers did not include the April winter storm, but those numbers should be available at their May meeting. Hoefs told the committee he was able to have crews do a bit of shoulder reclaiming in late March and early April before the snow hit last week. Chris Sybers was pleased with the work and said it “looks nice,” and Hoefs said he was glad to get at least some of it done before the snow returned. Most of the work was done on Highway 70.

DOT improvement plan Hoefs said the Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently released their six-year improvement

plan. They were seal coating State Highway 77 from State Road 35 to Deer Lake Road, which is scheduled for this summer. In 2021 they are planning a bridge rehabilitation project on State Highway 77 and the Minnesota state line. It is a concrete overlay project. They are planning a similar project on the State Road 70 bridge at the Minnesota state line for 2022. Hoefs explained that at a recent conference he “gave the DOT a piece of my mind on their planning process.” He was dissatisfied with their process and the decisions that were made at the DOT. There was a lot of discussion of the potential project in Siren on State Road 35/70 from the roundabout to Bacon Street. The resurfacing is scheduled to begin in 2025. Although it is scheduled to start in six years, Hoefs said there is a possibility it could be bumped up. “Our project on Highway 35 from out here to Webster was bumped up,” Hoefs said of the chip-seal work done on State Road 35 from County Road K to County Road A in August. “That wasn’t originally scheduled for last year, but DOT bumped it up and we got it done last summer.” There were questions on whether they would upgrade the stormwater pipes beneath the road. Sybers was questioning if the road will make it to 2025. He cited the road flooding by the Pour House and Dairy Queen every time the Village of Siren receives more than an inch of rain. “The whole road floods from the (stop) light all the way to the Dairy Queen,” Sybers said. He believes the


Siren School District held a recount for their second referendum question. There was no change in the vote totals, meaning the question regarding building new athletic facilities has failed. Siren Superintendent Kevin Shetler said there was no difference in the vote totals from the initial results from the April election. There were

333 votes in favor of moving the football field and rebuilding the track and 336 against. The first question of the referendum on improvements passed with 440 ‘yes’ votes and 233 ‘no’ votes. That referendum is slated to cost no more than $4 million. The improvements to the school will be updates for security concerns, including making the entrances to the school more secure and increasing learning space in the middle school.

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Highway crews were out earlier this month, before the snowstorm, reclaiming the shoulder along Highway 70. Highway Comissioner Mike Hoefs said it was good to get some of the roads done before the storm hit.

pipe beneath the road is separating. “You can see air bubbles coming up through the blacktop when the road floods.” Hoefs suggested the village should be more aggressive with the DOT, and maybe that would get the project moved up and done before the scheduled start.

In other items: • Hoefs said the design for improvements that will be made to County Road H is complete.


BURNETT COUNTY—Chuck Shultz, Airport Manager reported to the infrastructure committee that five separate beaver dams were cleared from the airport in Meenon after an extensive drainage ditch clearing. Shultz first told the committee about the beaver problem in December. At that time, they brought in the services of Mike Rod of Falun to handle the problem, and they were able to clear a few dams and trapped four beavers. Rod said it was a common problem in the county. He added the beavers were living in the 30 to 40-acre area surrounding the airport. Shultz told the committee last year the problem was creating water issues on the airfield. Shultz’s monthly report continued with an update on a few hangars at the airport. “Hangar 8 is going to be torn down and then they’re going to rebuild it,” Shultz said. “It’s one of four old ones out there on the south side.”

Chris Sybers described Hangar 8 as the one that is “leaning” out there. “They are rebuilding the whole structure, but will be keeping the concrete slab,” Shultz said. “It will be 40 by 60 feet.” One of the committee members asked about the occupancy of the hangars and wondered if any were available. Shultz explained there are currently no vacant hangars at the airport. County Administrator Nate Ehalt interjected that there is room to build near the hangars if it becomes a necessity. “We have expansion plans if we ever get to that point in time,” Ehalt said. “I’m not sure when we’ll get there, but there is room to build.” Shultz concluded his report with their new windsock. The former windsock was damaged during one of the winter storms. He said Tiger Manufacturing, a section of Webster’s Tech-Ed department, rebuilt the airport’s windsock. He added, “it’s pretty cool.”


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GOVERNMENT CENTER–– Burnett County Forests is slated to bring in over $690,000 from the spring timber bids opening, almost $200,000 over the minimum bid amount. Forest Administrator Jake Nichols, along with Susan Tollander and Keri Letch, of the Forest and Parks Department, took time during the Natural Resources meeting to carefully lay out the bids for the 14 tracts that were up for bid last Thursday. Two of the tracts received no bids and a third tract

received one bid, but it did not meet the minimum bid requirement. The total received for the 11 Burnett County Forest tracts on the docket was $690,531.47, and the minimum amount for all 14 tracts was $493,356.30. Supervisor Gene Olson questioned Nichols about whether or not the committee could accept the bid for the single tract if it did not meet the minimum amount. The bid was around $500 below the minimum bid amount. Nichols explained that state statute says they cannot accept the bid if it does not meet the minimum amount.


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Webster President and board members sworn in JONATHAN RICHIE EDITOR@BURNETTCOUNTYSENTINEL.COM

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They have gone in on the purchase with the sheriff’s department at the price of $8,743.84. “The purchase of new hardware is a necessary step for us to meet the specifications required by the Spillman software,” Webster PD administrative assistant Linda Luhman told the Sentinel. “On the administrative end, this allows us to use the new software to collate statistics, generate reports, and complete record requests for our justice-system partners. I anticipate a county-wide RMS system will streamline these tasks for everyone involved.”

WEBSTER–– There were a few swearings in of incumbents, along with estimates on a new cattle barn roof and some updates for the police department at last week’s Webster Village Board meeting. Village President Jeff Roberts, along Police computers with trustees Tim Maloney, Darrell The board approved the purchase of Sears, and Charlie Weiss were re-electfour new computers for the Webster Poed following the April election. All lice Department and Municipal Court were sworn in by Village Clerk Debra Clerk. They have ordered a desktop, a Doriott-Kuhnly. laptop, and two toughbooks. Maloney, as part of the public property committee, said he is in the process of getting an estimate for a new roof on one of the cattle barns at the fairgrounds. “It’s the same guy who did the fencing at the fairgrounds,” Maloney said of Rich JONATHAN RICHIE | SENTINEL JONATHAN RICHIE | SENTINEL Moritz Construction. Jeff Roberts Tim Maloney Darrell Sears “We’re getting rid of

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In other items: • Webster will hold their Independence Day fireworks July 6. • A Burnsville, Minn. man has requested to put up a mobile home in the trailer park, but because of the impending snowstorm was not able to make it to the meeting. The board has tabled the discussion until they can meet with him in person. • The Village has m made their final p payment on their p plow truck. When tthe announcement w was made at the m meeting the Public W Works Director jjokingly said, “time ffor a new bobcat.”


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WI State Patrol Law of the Month: April With another road construction season getting underway, the Wisconsin State Patrol is asking motorists to be especially cautious when approaching and traveling through highway work zones. Work zone hazards often include narrow and shifted lanes, uneven pavements, construction workers, and equipment all operating in a confined area. Rear-end crashes occur far too often in work zones, usually because drivers are going too fast and can’t react in time when traffic in front of them slows or stops, said Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Nick Wanink of the Northwest Region. When drivers see orange signs and construction barrels, they need to slow down, set the phone aside, and focus on what is happening ahead of them. Last year, there were 3,157 crashes in Wisconsin work zones resulting in 1,274 injuries and nine deaths. While workers in construction zones are vulnerable - often a few feet or less away from moving traffic - most people injured and killed in work zone crashes are motorists. To help protect motorists and workers, state law (346.89 4m) prohibits the use of hand-held electronic devices in work zones. Violations can result in a $163

citation and assessment of four demerit points. Since the law first took effect in the fall of 2016, a total of 490 traffic convictions have been entered on Wisconsin driver records for violating the law. The State Patrol offers these work zone safety tips: • Buckle up, be alert, plan ahead. Leave early or map out an alternate route. Find the latest road conditions and work zone news at 511 Wisconsin; • Eliminate distractions like eating, talking on the phone, and using GPS or other electronic devices; • Expect the unexpected. Speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be shifted, and people and vehicles may be working on or near the road; • Give yourself extra room. Rear-end collisions are common in work zones, so don’t tailgate; • Be patient. If you don’t see workers, that doesn’t mean they’re not there. Be watchful for workers and signs throughout the work zone; • Follow the law. When you see stopped emergency vehicles that have their warning lights activated, move over if possible, or slow down.


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Webster honors Valedictorian and Salutatorian nounced as the class of 2019 Salutatorian. He plans on attending the University of Minnesota–Duluth and studying computer sciences. He will also be starting his freshman year of college with a number of college credits with the potential of earning more after taking AP tests. The top 10 students were also honored at the school board meeting Monday night. They include Matthew Buffington, Carter Doriott, Maiya Fuller, Trevor Gustafson, Joshua Moretter, Ashley Morseth, Jason Peterson, and Jack Washburn. Hetfeld then gave honors to Dylan Lippert, who earned and was awarded the Technical Education Scholarship. Lippert has been working at Nexen during the semester.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS Elementary school principal Martha Anderson reported WEBSTER––High School to the board that their WritPrincipal Josh Hetfeld aner’s Showcase event was very nounced the class of 2019 successful this year. It was Valedictorian and Salutatorian, held April 9 at the elementary along with the school’s top 10 school, and had 241 people and scholarship winners and the 75 families in attendance. winner of the Technical EducaAt the event students present tion Scholarship. writing and artwork at their Jamin Wilson will be the respective grade levels. They Valedictorian at Webster’s gradalso held an essay contest with uation May 18. the theme of, “when I grow up I He told the board he will have hope…” 20 college credits going into Anderson said, “It’s great to his freshman year with the sit at the doorway as people are possibility of even more credits walking in and greeting the from Advanced Placement (AP) families year after year.” courses. He plans on attending She said it has been a success the University of Wisconsin– and has transformed from the LaCrosse to major in physics first year it was held as FRED and then go on to earn his Ph.D. night – Families Read Every in the field. Day. Hunter Erickson was an“So, three cheers for that event,” Anderson said. “ “It’s a bonding event ffor our teachers and tthe community.” Middle school princip pal Pam Peterson said P Polk-Burnett Electric C Cooperative did a safetty demonstration for tthe 5th and 6th graders iin March. She said 7th and 88th-grade students JONATHAN RICHIE | SENTINEL h have shown interest in Webster students attended the school board meeting to be honored as recipients of joining the military, so the top ten scholarships along with the class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian they have been paired JONATHAN RICHIE EDITOR@BURNETTCOUNTYSENTINEL.COM

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with military personnel for lunch to learn about their experiences in the armed services. “It’s a way for students to ask questions and see what their lives are like,” Peterson said. The students have the option to have lunch with SSG Daley from the National Guard or SSG Robar from the Air Force. “And Ian McFaggen and Jackson Rand placed second at the State free throw contest,” Peterson said quite joyously. “That’s pretty cool. Second place finishes from little Webster.” All three principals admitted they are in the thick of testing time right now. Peterson added, “It’s all-consuming this time of year.” Hetfeld gave his report, which included the Music Department’s trip to Florida in March. “The band was featured playing as they marched down

Main Street of Magic Kingdom, and the choir performed at Disney Springs the following day,” Hetfeld said. Mad City Money came to the school and the senior class participated in the real-life simulation put on by Indianhead Credit Union. He added the Addams Family Musical put on by the Webster drama department was a big success over the first weekend of April. IN OTHER ITEMS: • Mark Elliot and Katie Smith took the oath of office as members of the Webster School board. Both ran unopposed in the April election. • The board accepted resignations from middle school football coach Rob Scherrer and middle school special education teacher David Hatch.

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The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library donated $1500 to support the purchase of books and resources for the library. Librarian, Patti Meyer, accepted the donation and expressed her thanks for the valuable contribution.

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STAR WARS WEEK Come to the library April 29–May 6 to celebrate the unofficial Star Wars holiday, May 4. You’ll be able to play a Star Wars themed game, register to win cool prizes, and watch the newest Star Wars film on Saturday, May 4.

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April 23, we will be playing tabletop games. Preregistration is not required. Ages 12-17.

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From Webster Schools the student of the week is Haley Carlson. She is a freshman and the daughter of Sharmin Lindberg and John Holt. Haley is a motivated student who is not afraid to ask questions and works hard. She is also kind, quiet, and respectful. Haley is a member of the choir. Her hobbies include dancing, exercising, playing video games, and watching movies. After high school she plans to join the Army.

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New Directors at Interfaith Caregivers

As of January 1, 2019, we, LuAnn and Larry Ebersold, are the new co-directors of Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County. We have some big shoes to fill as Barb Blodgett has retired after serving our county for over 20 years. She is still actively transporting people needing rides, and mentoring us as we become familiar with all the ins and outs of our organization. Denny is still serving as our board president, and is very actively leading our Heat-a-Home project and Christmas for Kids, and is helping those in need of furniture. To review, Interfaith transports people needing rides to appointments, donates furniture to those whose houses have burned or are just in need of individual items, and orchestrates a Christmas for Kids program each winter.

We mentioned our Heat-a-Home project. We use gracious volunteers to cut, split, and stack oak firewood to dry. Denny and those able to help then deliver the wood to those unable to process their own. Over 1,000 trailer loads of wood have been delivered in the past five years. We also have a gentleman who, with the help of others, builds wheelchair ramps for folks needing them to access their homes. Last year we hit a benchmark of 100 ramps. All these services are offered at no cost to our friends and neighbors in Burnett County, although we do sometimes receive donations to offset the material costs of the ramps. We focus on serving the elderly, disabled, and veterans.

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COVER TO COVER - Larsen Family Public Library CLOSED FOR INVENTORY Our library will be doing our five-year inventory during April, and we will be closing the library for two days to accomplish this. We will be closed Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Please plan ahead to minimize the inconvenience. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY • Second Saturday Used Book Sale: Our next sale is Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, one dollar for hardcovers, and bags of books are $5 for plastic and $6 for paper. • “Nature’s Gifts: Wild Rice and Berries from the Folle Avoine” fundraising cookbooks are $6 at the library circulation desk. THANK YOU TO AARP The AARP volunteers helped hundreds of people from our area with free income tax preparation during February, March, and April. They really make a difference in our community, and we would like to

thank them for all their hard work. RAISING A THINKING CHILD WORKSHOP This free online series will help you guide your child to solve common, everyday problems by communicating with them. Class starts Monday, April 29 and ends Monday, June 3 (six classes). Sessions run from 8:00 - 9:15 p.m each Monday. Call 715-537-6254 or register online. Pick up supplies at Burnett County Extension Government Center in Siren at Room 107 in the lower level. Participants will learn to give their children skills to solve their own problems and think about consequences through fun games, and learn how to help kids care about and understand their own and others’ feelings. Through 6 weekly classes, along with interactive, fun activities for parents and children to do at home, participants will learn ways to help their children think in new, problem-solving ways. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer. BOOK CLUB Our April 23 book club

selection is “The Day the World Came to Town” by Jim DeFede. “When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. This book recounts the inspiring story of the residents of Gander, Canada, whose acts of kindness have touched the lives of thousands of people and been an example of humanity and goodwill. ” (from We meet at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Books are available at the circulation desk. PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME We gear our story time toward infants through prekindergarten children. We hope they are gaining early literacy knowledge, as well as enjoying socialization with other children in their age

group. The caregivers also enjoy relaxing to some good stories, and activities and treats with the children. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AWARD $1500 At their April meeting, The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library donated $1500 to support the purchase of books and resources for the library. Librarian Patti Meyer accepted the donation and expressed her thanks for the valuable contribution. The library will look at current needs and decide where the funds will be most helpful. The Friends were founded to support the library’s resources, and to promote literacy in our community. Anyone interested in finding out more about The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library is welcome to join in at one of the monthly meetings, which are held at the library on the second Tuesday of each month. Telephone: 715-866-7697 Website:

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Webster Education Foundation’s Taco Bingo


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Debbie Maloney and Robyn Formanek are all smiles as they greet folks attending the Webster Education Foundation’s annual Taco Bingo night.


At right, hungry attendees lined up to the taco bar to fill their stomachs with delicious food.



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For the month of April, artZ Gallery proudly features three area artists SUBMITTED BY JAN L KILLIAN

EDNA GROTJAHN EARLY Edna’s life journey with jewelry is about providing positive energy in her pieces and for her customers. “Signs of Spring,” our show title, translates to “new life” for her. She is attracted to whatever or whomever is “life-enhancing” or “life-giving.” There is no room

for negativity. She states, “I also want myself and DEJA designs (my jewelry) to be that for others - to give, promote positivity, healing, and balance.” Her focus is on expanding her line to include innovative materials and exploring new designs. In this line visitors will see pieces featuring soldered sterling silver, fused and texturized fine silver, wrought leathers, and

her continued use of chakra stones and crystals. “I hope my reflections, intrinsic thoughts, and meditations come through my jewelry designs as I incorporate these materials into life enhancing ideas and designs. I want the energy produced from specific chakra stones/crystals to be life-giving, as the seven chakras are meant to be.” PAUL OMAN Paul loves to paint. Painting is simply another language through which he can share inspiring experiences with others. While seeking to portray existing dynamics in the world, the results can be magical. That is what he strives to do through his work. “Light and shadow, rather than the subject, is often what first grabs my attention. Every brushstroke has purpose and meaning, thoughtfully applied, yet quickly executed for a fresh look.” His hope is for audiences to be moved to see the world with new eyes, taking notice of the beauty we can so easily take for granted, through his work.


Paul Oman focuses on “light and shadow, rather than subject” in his paintings.

PATTI M. FOX Patti has been getting her hands muddy in water-based clay since the late 1980s. Her work has gradually evolved from basic pottery to incorporate her love of plants as well as portraiture. Working with a number of different clay bodies and surface treatments, she creates a variety of functional planters that incorporate the drip tray into the completed work. Other current work includes portrait reliefs and busts. In Patti’s words, “Smiling makes you feel

better. I enjoy creating clay art that makes me smile as I am working on it, and makes you smile when you view it.” Patti sculpts at her downtown storefront, Play Dirty Clay Studio, on 5th Avenue in Shell Lake. She has studied under various master sculptors, including Philippe Faraut, Eugene Daub, Jerry Cox, and Tip Toland. In 2018 she had pieces accepted into juried exhibitions at the Pablo Center at the Confluence as well as the prestigious Grand National Exhibition in NYC hosted by the American Artists Professional League. Past passions and present accomplishments can be viewed on her Facebook page: Patti M. Fox, Clay Artist. artz Gallery is an artist-owned and operated gallery, with changing monthly exhibits featuring member and guest artists. Artists who are interested in exhibiting can pick up application information at the Gallery or visit the website: artZ Gallery is located at 208 North Keller Ave. in Amery, Wisconsin. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00.


Patti M. Fox is able to capture the smallest details in her clay sculptures.


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Siren 4th Graders visit Madison, reflect on trip On Friday, March 29, the Siren 4th graders took their annual field trip to Madison. While in Madison, they visited the Wisconsin Historical Museum and the Wisconsin State Capitol. This is a great field trip for the students as they are able to experience being visitors in another community, as well as learning about and seeing their State’s Capitol in person. For the 8th year in a row, they were able to take a coach bus courtesy of the St. Croix Tribe. The students and staff would like to extend great gratitude to them for the donation and their continued support. The trip is a memory that the students will have for a lifetime. When we wrote about our day, the students had some great things to say. A number of them commented on how cool it was to lay on their backs in the rotunda of the Capitol and look up at the mural on the dome. There were also a number of comments about how cool it was to see artifacts at the Wisconsin

Historical Museum that they see in their Social Studies books. Here are a few specific comments pulled from the 4th graders’ writing about their day: “My favorite part was seeing the golden statue on top of the Capitol building from the Historical Museum.” – Owen D. “I really liked the Historical Museum, there was lots of stuff there.” – Caleb G.

“I’m really, really thankful for the St. Croix Tribe who got a bus for us.” – Maddy M. “For real, I had more fun than ever before.” – Liam O. “I laid on my back, looked at the ceiling, and it was amazing! I’m probably going to remember that for my whole life.” – Ronald H. It was a great day and fun was had by all.


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Pirates take down Lakers, 11-3 STACY COY SENTINEL SPORTS

GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg Pirates notched another conference win with a solid 11-3 victory over the visiting the Shell Lake Lakers Monday night. After a scoreless first inning, the Pirates batted around in their half of the second and racked up five runs to take the lead. The Lakers’ pitcher struggled this inning, putting Rylee Hoffman, Ellie Duncan, Jada Hecht and Belle Quimby on base. Emma Quimby cracked a single, as did Susan Roberts to help the cause. At the end of two, the Pirates sat with a comfortable 5-0 lead. Shell Lake added two runs in the top of the third and one more in the top of the fourth to make it a 5-3 contest. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Hoffman stepped to the plate for her Pirates and sent the very first pitch sailing over the centerfield fence for a solo home run, giving the Pirates a 6-3 lead. The bats of the Pirates came alive once again, as they tacked on five more runs in the sixth inning. Emma Quimby started



Rylee Hoffman is greeted at the plate by her teammates after hitting a huge home run in the win over Shell Lake Monday night.

it off with a shot to left field, good for a double. Brooke Quimby followed with a single. Rachel Tooze smacked a stand-up double when the ball went under the centerfield fence. Duncan pounded out a double as well, with Belle Quimby rounding out the hitting frenzy with a single of her own.

When the dust settled, the Pirates had an 11-3 lead, which would hold for the final score. The Pirates are now 5-0 in conference play and hold the top spot in the West Lakeland. They head to Unity on Thursday to take on the Eagles, and will host Somerset Monday and St. Croix Falls Tuesday.

Dragons get experience; hope is present GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

SIREN—“We had our pitchers throw around 30 pitches so we got to see five guys throw,” said Dragon head coach Jon Ruud following a 12-3 setback to Luck/ Frederic on Monday. “We also got to see a lot of guys play a couple different spots. We’ve got a lot of guys that I think can throw for us. We had a couple good hits tonight and

there were a lot of positives here.” The Dragons were the visiting team and started out getting two runs in the top of the first. Two walks followed by two singles got the runs across. In the second inning, Siren got a single run across. With one out, two walks, an out, then another walk, and a single produced that run. Luck/Frederic, on the other hand, got eight runs in the

first inning. Two doubles were the highlights for them in that inning. It wasn’t until the third inning that Luck/Frederic scored three additional runs and then one more in their half of the fourth. Dragon pitchers gave up the 12 runs on seven hits, walking nine and striking out seven. After hosting Webster on Tuesday, the Dragons will go to St. Croix Falls on Thursday, and host Unity next Tuesday.

Webster ‘no hits’ Unity for conference win GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

BALSAM LAKE—Jack Washburn and Hunter Rosenbaum threw a five inning no hitter last Tuesday as the Webster Tigers blanked the Unity Eagles 10-0. Washburn hurled for four innings, walked three and struck out nine. Rosenbaum finished in

Webster, Grantsburg track to UW-Superior

relief, recording two strikeouts and a walk. On the offensive side of the diamond, the Tigers got the only run they needed in the first inning. Carsen Stenberg walked, was moved along to second on a ground out, and scored on a single by Rosenbaum. Brad Sigfrids made it a 2-0 game on a solo home run to cen-

ter field in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Webster put four runs across. Five singles with a double by Rosenbaum put the runs on the scoreboard. Four additional runs came in during the fifth inning. A single and six walks were the scoring plays. SEE TIGERS ON PAGE 17

SUPERIOR––Due to the inclement weather and poor field conditions as of late, Webster and Grantsburg brought their track gear to the UW-Superior indoor track Saturday and put on a show. Webster coach Max Anderson said, “it was the first annual Lakeland conference indoor meet. Eight schools traveled up to UW-Superior to run in their indoor facility. We thought it was a great success. With the weather the way it is usually during the spring, we were glad to have one last chance at getting to an indoor facility. The kids performed well. “The Webster girls finished fourth. Some of the highlights would include the girls 1600 meter run where Malaky Olson, a freshman, ran a personal best and finished second. Emily Doriott, a sophomore, also ran a personal best and finished third. Jenna Gomulak rounded out the race for Webster with a fourthplace finish.” Malaky also finished second in the two mile with a PR of over one minute (13:41.68). The girls also had a fourth and fifth place finish from sophomore Jona Matrious and senior Dulcie Ashworth in the hurdles. “The girls field events were lead by Jenna Gomulak and Jeni Petersen. Jenna won the pole vault with a new PR and Jeni was third in triple jump and long jump. It was her first time ever long jumping and her jump of 15’5” was the fifth best jump in school history.” The Grantsburg girls finished in third place. Linda Harmon came in fourth and fifth place respectively in the 55 and 200 meter dash. She was also fourth in the triple jump. Mirlande Brande was fourth in the 400 meter dash. Gracie Gerber and Alexis Slater were second and third in the 800 meter run. Grantsburg’s 4x400 team was third and the 4x800 team was second. Allison Peterson had a first and second in the triple jump and long jump respectively. “The boys finished second in the meet vs a very strong St. Croix Falls team,” said Coach Anderson. “The boys had some stand out performances. The 4x800 team consisting of Hunter Erickson, Xavier Stanton, Kerik Stubbe, and Carter Doriott ran a season best 9:08.73. That was good enough for second. That same group also finished second in the 4x400 relay as well. The boys 4x200 team consisting of CJ Abbas, Ethan Ashworth, Keith Glienke, and Xavier Stanton also had a second place finish.” “Running for the boys, we had a third place finish from freshman Ethan Ashworth (24.97). He is attempting to chase down a freshman record for Webster in the 200, that was set in the 90s, of 24.94.” “In the 800, we had Carter and Kerik finish third and sixth. Hunter Erickson finished second in the 1600 with a lifetime PR in the mile. I want to mention Edwin Janssen in the two mile as well. He had a lifetime PR and a fifth place finish.” Continuing, Coach Anderson reported, “We saw some strong field performances as well. Tristian Benjamin finished fourth in the shot put and Ethan Ashworth finished fourth in the long jump, setting a PR for himself with a jump of 18’2.” “But the field events were led by Harlo Olson and Jack Washburn. Harlo Olson won the shot put with a throw of 47’-0 ½” and Jack won all three of his events. SEE TRACKSTERS ON PAGE 17

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TIGERS: winning continues TRACKSTERS: in Superior CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16

Said Coach Jarrod Washburn of the Tigers, “it was cold, but it felt better than being in a gym. It was good that their (Unity’s) field was dry enough to play on, and it was good to be outside.” In regards to the pitching, “Jack didn’t do as well as he did last week, but he did do well. He fell behind in a few pitch counts and threw more than I would have liked to have seen him throw.” The Tigers will have played Siren Tuesday, weather and field condi-

tions permitting. Next Monday, Mondovi will visit Webster and Tuesday, Turtle Lake/Clayton will travel to Webster for a game.


Hunter Rosenbaum takes a swing.


He won the triple jump with a jump of 42’2”, the high jump with a jump of 5’10” (he took three awesome attempts at 6’5” trying for a school record) and he won the long jump with a jump of 20-8 ½.” Jack’s long jump was long enough to break our school record which was held by Caleb Quenzer. The jump from 1999 was 20-6”. So we want to shoutout a big congrats to Jack who is working hard and having a very busy springtime. That was a

20-year-old record.” For the Pirates, Nate McKinley had a busy day. He was first in the 200 meter dash and the 400 meter dash, and second in the 100 meter dash and triple jump. Jared Van Watermuelen placed second in the high jump. The 4x800 relay team placed third. Both squads meet again at Frederic Thursday. Next Tuesday, Grantsburg is slated for a meet at Baldwin-Woodville and Webster goes to Medford.

Badgers’ Leo Chenal, a freshman linebacker from Grantsburg, appears to have the right stuff JEFF POTRYKUS MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

MADISON—Leo Chenal has proved, at least through Wisconsin’s first seven spring practices, that he is more than a weight-room warrior. The freshman inside linebacker from Grantsburg High School has displayed an appetite for learning the defense, a willingness to hit, and the ability to make plays against the run or pass. “Leo is a good football player and he is getting the opportunity to get a lot of reps,” UW coach Paul Chryst said. “At some point you’re earning those reps. They are given to you initially or there is a rotation.

“But I’ve loved his approach to everything. He is attacking the spring like you’d want. I think he’s got a chance to be a good football player. Certainly, there is a lot he has to figure out, but he has put himself in position.” Playing is promised to no one, particularly in April, yet Chenal appears on track to be in the playing rotation in 2019. The 6-foot-2, 239-pound Chenal is part of a group of five players vying for a place on the depth chart at inside linebacker. Chris Orr and Jack Sanborn generally have formed the top pairing, with Chenal, Mike Maskalunas, and converted safety Seth Currens following. “He impressed me the

first day we came out and he was barking out calls,” tailback Garrett Groshek said when asked about Chenal, one of several freshmen who enrolled at UW in January. “It is always good to have a vocal guy, especially with him being at the ‘mike’ spot because he’s got to direct people. He’ll be promising.” During a recent workout, Chenal bench-pressed 225 pounds 32 times. His strength impressed his older teammates from the early sessions of winter workouts. But workouts don’t always translate to productivity on the field. Chenal, the 2018 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year, moves well and has handled the physical

demands of the position. Perhaps most important, Chenal hasn’t been tentative. His aggression has led to mistakes as well as positive plays, but he appears to have the capacity to learn from the former. “It may not always be right, but he is going to give himself a chance,” Chryst said. “That is a great way to learn. Mistakes…you never want to say they’re OK, but that is part of (learning) and you want them to put themselves out there. “It’s the only way you progress. If it can sting in April, you’d much rather make a mistake in April than in September, October, November.”

Pirates drop non-conference match-up STACY COY SENTINEL SPORTS

CHETEK—The Grantsburg Pirates baseball team is still looking for their first win of the season after dropping a non-conference match-up to Chetek/Weyerhauser 17-10 on Tuesday, April 19 after five innings of play. “Both teams were hitting like crazy, so it took an hour and a half to get through innings,” Pirates head coach Pete Johnson said of the game. “The sun was low, and it was very cold and windy so we called this game after five.” Both teams tallied four runs in the first inning with Austin Wedin, Luke Anderson, David Nelson, and Ben Johnson crossing the plate for the Pirates. The Pirates tacked on three more runs in the second, with C/W adding four to their score to take a 8-7 lead over the Pirates. “C/W has a few big swingers, and with the wind at their backs, they punished us,” Coach Johnson noted. Grantsburg scored their final three runs in the top of the third with Sterling McKinley, Thor Johnson, and Anderson scoring. For the night, the Pirates scored 10 runs on 10 hits. Anderson, Nelson, and Thor Johnson led the way with two hits each. Ben Johnson, Ramsey Clark, Connor Detienne, and McKinley tallied one hit apiece. “Luke and Thor continue to hit gaps,” the coach said. Thor Johnson had three RBI on his two hits with Nelson and Ben Johnson recording two RBI each. Clark had added one RBI to the list. McKinley and Wedin were on the mound for the Pirates. McKinley pitched two innings, striking out one while allowing six hits. Wedin pitched two innings as well, striking out two and giving up 10 hits. “We played better than the first couple of games, but there are still some holes in our game,” Coach Johnson added. The Pirates are scheduled to head to Unity on Thursday night to take on the Eagles, and will host St. Croix Falls on Tuesday.

SCOREBOARD West Lakeland Conference Team Conf All Luck/Frederic 2-0 2-0 Webster 1-0 3-0 Turtle Lake/Clayton 0-0 0-0 Shell Lake 0-0 0-0 Unity 0-1 0-1 Siren 0-1 0-1 Grantsburg 0-1 0-1-1 St. Croix Falls 0-0 0-2

Wedin 2 10 9 6 0 C-W IP H R ER BB K Pitcher(s) 5 10 10 na 1 4z LOB-Grantsburg 5, C-W 5. ERR-Kottke 3, Clark 2, G. Johnson, McKinley; C-W: Newell (2), Lee. 2B-Grantsburg: Clark, L.Anderson; C-W: Herman, Knutson (2). 3b: C-W: Herman. HR:C-W: Knutson. SB-Grantsburg: Ditenne, Nelson, B. Johnson, C. Johnson, L. Anderson; C-W: Newell (2), Kowaski (2), Knutson (2), Herman, Schofield. PB-C/W 1. WP-C/W 4. BK-C/W 1.

Chetek/Weyer. 17, Grantsburg 10

Luck/Frederic 12, Siren 3


Grantsburg Wedin, cf/p L. Anderson, lf/cf Nelson, dh Kottke Jensen T. Johnson, 1b B. Johnson, rf Clark, 3b Detienne, c G. Johnson, 2b McKinley, p C. Johnson, lf Totals

AB 2 4 4 0 0 4 2 2 3 3 2 1 27

R 1 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 10

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

Chetek/ Weyerhauser Newell, p Kowaski, dh Haas, cf Herman, rf/p Schofield, 1b Knutson, 3b Peters, c Player #20 Lee, ss Paetzold, lf Kesinger, 2b Player #7 Totals

AB 4 3 0 4 4 4 2 1 4 2 2 1 31

R 3 3 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 17

H 2 2 0 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 16

BI 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 8

Score by Innings Grantsburg 4 3 3 0 0-10 10 7 C-W 4 4 5 4-17 16 Pitching Grantsburg IP H R ER BB K McKinley 2 6 8 3 2 1

Siren Player #s 24 2 11 1 4 17 Player 15 21 12 Totals




1 1 3 3 2 2 1 2 1 0 17

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3

0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3

Luck-Frederic Player numbers 4 2 5 13 8 15 19 12 7 Totals




2 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 18

2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7

2 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 9

3 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 12

Score by Innings Siren 2 1 0 0 0-3 3 4 Luck/Frederic 8 0 3 1 x-12 7 2 Pitching Siren IP H R ER BB K Pitcher(s) 4 7 12 na 9 7 Luck/Frederic IP H R ER BB K Pitcher(s) 5 3 3 na 6 7 LOB-Siren 5, Luck-Frederic 7. ERR-Siren: c (2), 2b, rf; L/F: 2b, 3b. 2B-L/F: 2, 13, 4. SB-Siren:

24; L/F: 22, 5 (3) Siren 77, L/F 11. DP L/F (3), 77, 44. PB PB-Siren DP-L/F 1. HP-Siren 3.

Webster 10, Unity 0 Webster Stenberg, cf O. Washburn, 2b J. Washsburn, p Tollander, cr Rosenbaum, ss T. Gustafson, c Rossow, cr Sigfrids, 1b Peterson, 3b Pardun, cf M. Gustafson, lf Totals

AB 1 2 3 0 4 3 0 2 4 3 1 23

Unity AB Flaherty, 2b 2 Paulson, p 0 Player 5, cr 0 Nelson, ss 2 Teschendorf, c 1 Johnson, 1b 2 Thaemert, 3b 2 Faller, lf 1 Hermanson, cf 2 J. Schwegman, dh 1 M. Schwegman, rf 0 Totals 13

R 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 10

H 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 9

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

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

H 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Score by Innings Webster 1 0 1 4 4-10 9 1 Unity 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 2 Pitching Webster IP H R ER J. Washburn 4 0 0 0 Rosenbaum 1 0 0 0 Unity IP H R ER Paulson 4 8 6 6 Nelson 0.2 1 4 4 Johnson 0.1 0 0 0

BB 3 1 BB 3 6 0


5-0 50 3-1 2-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-2

6-1 61 4-2 3-2 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-4

Grantsburg 11, Shell Lake 3

K 9 2 K 5 1 0

LOB-Webster 8, Unity 2. 2b-Webster: Rosenbaum. HR-Webster: Sigfrids. SB-Webster: Rosenbaum, Stenberg (2); Unity: Teschendorf. SAC-Webster 1.

West Lakeland Conference Team Conf All

Grantsburg Cameron Shell Lake Frederic/Luck Siren/Webster Turtle Lake/Clayton St. Croix Falls Unity Shell Lake Player # 5 2 14 13 18 10 9 16 8 Totals



4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 28

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3

Grantsburg E. Quimby Br. Quimby Roberts Tooze Hoffman Duncan Hacht I. Quimby McNally Totals

AB 3 4 4 4 2 3 3 2 4 29

R 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 11

H 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 12

Score by Innings Shell Lake 0 0 2 1 0 0 0-3 3 0 Grantsburg 0 5 0 0 1 5 x-11 12 4 Pitching Shell Lake IP H R ER BB K Pitcher(s) 6 12 11 na 7 2 Grantsburg IP H R ER BB K Pitcher(s) 7 3 3 na 1 3 LOB-Shell Lake 5, Grantsburg 7. ERR-Grantsburg: ss 3b (2), 1b. 2B-Grantsburg: Bk. Quimby, E Quimby, Tooze, Duncan. HR-Grantsburg: Hoffman.

Track Lakeland Conference Meet

UW-Superior UW Superior April 13 Boys Results 1. St. Croix Falls 157; Webster 100; 3. Clear Lake 89; 4. Grantsburg 78; 5. Shell Lake 60.5; 6. Frederic/Luck 45.5; 7. Prairie Farm 8; 8. Turtle Lake/Clayton 6. 100 METER DASH: 1. John Kidder (SL) :06.81; 2. Nate McKinley (Gburg) :06.96; 7. Ethan Ashworth (Web) :07.28. 200 METER DASH: 1. Nate McKinley (Gburg) :23.93; 3. Ethan Ashworth (Web) :24.98. 400 METER DASH: 1. Nate McKinley (Gburg) :53.52; 6. Jared Van Watermuelen (Gburg) :57.07. 800 METER RUN: 1. Trevor LaMirande (SCF) 2:11.47; 3. Carter Doriott (Web) 2:15.49; 6. Kerik Stubbe (Web) 2:22.58; 7. Chase Doornink (Gburg) 2:26.37; 9. Robens Brande (Gburg) 2:30.87. 1600 METER RUN: 1. Trevor LaMirande (SCF) 4:49.06; 2. Hunter Erickson (Web) 4:55.48; 4. Brody Bongaarts (Gburg) 5:17.1; 8. Edwin Janssen (Web) 5:39.06; 10. Jordan Janes (Gburg) 5:42.81. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Isaac Pearson (CL) 11:00.77; 5. Edwin Janssen (Web) 12:08.2. 55 METER RELAY: 1. Logan Ross (SCF) :08.29; 5. Keith Glienke (Web) :10.11; 6. Jared Van Watermulelen (Gburg) :10.3; 7. Jonathan Peltier (Gburg) :10.48. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. St. Croix Falls 1:39.46; 2. Webster (Abbas, Ashworth, Glienke, Stanton) 1:44.51; 5. Grantsburg (no names listed). 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. St. Croix Falls 3:49.03; 2. Webster (Doriott, Erickson, Stanton, Stubbe) 3:53.9; 4. Grantsburg (no names listed) 4:02.71. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Clear Lake 8:45.64; 2. Webster (Stubbe, Erickson, Doriott, Stanton), 9:08.73; 3. Grantsburg (no names listed) 9:49.82. HIGH JUMP: 1. Jack Washburn (Web) 5-10; 2. Jared Van Watermuelen (Gburg) 5-2. POLE VAULT: 1. Ryan Peltz (SCF) 12-0. LONG JUMP: 1. Jack Washburn (Web) 20-8 ½; 4. Ethan Ashworth (Web) 18-1 ½; 8. Brody Bongaarts (Gburg) 17-2 ½; 10. Derek Lee (Gburg) 16-7. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Jack Washburn (Web) 42-2; 2. Nate McKinley (Gburg) 39-11 ¾; 8. Kerik Stubbe (Web) 32-10; 9. DJ Abbas (Web) 29-2. SHOT PUT: 1. Harlo Olson (Web) 47-0 ½; 4. Tristian Benjamin (Web) 39-1 ¾; 5. Austin Louis (Gburg) 37-0.

Lakeland Conference Meet UW-Superior April 13 Girls Results

1.1 St. St Croix Falls 124; 22. Shell Lake 104; 33. Grantsburg 95; 4. Webster 72; 5. Prairie Farm 58; 6. Turtle Lake/Clayton 41; 7. Clear Lake 21; 8. Frederic/Luck 19.

55 METER DASH: 1. Shaylee Stokes (PF) :0760; 4. Linda Harmon (Gburg) :07.87; 10. Summer Winkler (Web) :08.12. 200 METER DASH: 1. Shaylee Stokes (PF) :27.45; 5. Linda Harmon (Gburg) :29.01; 9 Summer Winler (Web) :29.82; 10. Gretchen Lee (Gburg) :30.08. 400 METER DASH: 1. Alexandra Simeon (TL/C) 1:05.07; 4. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) 1:14.76; 8. Shilo Covey (Gburg) 1:24.58; 9. Hannah Janssen (Web) 1:27.35; 10. Hannah Smestad (Gburg) 1:31.69. 800 METER RUN: 1. Anna Klein (SCF) 2:34.8; 2. Gracie Gerber (Gburg) 2:35.05; 3. Alexis Slater (Gburg) 2:43.71; 6. McKenzie Rombach (Gburg) 2:52.02; 7 Emily Doriott (Web) 2:59.86; 8. Kylie Robilia (Gburg) 2:59.94; 10. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 3:03.65 1600 METER RUN: 1. Natalie Kreier (CL)5:57.53; 2 Malaky Olson (Web) 6:32.26; 3. Emily Doriott (Web) 6:35.35; 4. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 6:37.07; 6. McKenzie Rombach (Gburg) 6:37.72; 8. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) 6:55.42; 10. Kaitlyn Rombach (Gburg) 6:59.48. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Natalie Kreier (CL) 13:22.28; 2. Malaky Olson (Web) 13:41.68. 55 METER HURDLES: 1. Lauren Borst (SCF) :10.26; 4. Jona Matrious (Web) :10.89; 5. Dulcie Ashworth (Web) :10.94; 6. Hope McKinley (Gburg) :10.98. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. 1. Shell Lake 1:53.2; 3. Webster (Matrious, Petersen, Winkler, Ashworth) 2:04.78; 4. Grantsburg (no names listed) 2:16.61. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 4:32.29; 3. Grantsburg (no names listed); 4. Webster (Ashworth, Doriott, Matrious, Gomulak) 5:05.31. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 11:37.8; 2. Grantsburg (no names listed). HIGH JUMP: 1. Cassie Skattebo (SL) 5-4; 7. Amy Harmon (Gburg) 4-4. POLE VAULT: 1. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 8-0; 4. Amy Harmon (Gburg) 6-6. LONG JUMP: 1. Katie Mattson (F/L) 16-10; 2. Allison Peterson (Gburg) 16-9; 3. Jeni Petersen (Web) 15-5 ½. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Allison Peterson (Gburg) 33-10 ½; 3. Jeni Petersen (Web) 30-8 ¼; 4. Linda Harmon (Gburg) 30-0 ¾; 5. Gretchen Lee (Gburg) 27-7 ¾. SHOT PUT: 1. Cara Miller (PF) 34-1 ½; 7. Jadyn Watt (Gburg) 25-9; 8. Hannah Janssen (Web) 25-0 ¾.



APRIL 17, 2019

Patricia “Pat” L. Kelly Patricia Lucille “Pat” K Kelly, 85, of Webb Lake, p peacefully passed away w with her husband of 65 y years, Charles, and other ffamily members by her sside on April 8, 2019. Pat was born on the famiily century farm in Vesta, M Minnesota, to Edward and C Cecilia (Nogaj) Boushek on A August 7, 1933. She was the ssecond of seven children. All members of the Boushek family were instrumental in the daily workings of farm and family life. On June 26, 1954 Pat was united in marriage to Charles “Chuck” Kelly at the Catholic Church of the Holy Name in Vesta, Minnesota. Their marriage was a true partnership, spanning 65 years. Together they raised four children in New Brighton, Minnesota, and retired in 1999 to Webb Lake. Pat is a graduate of Redwood Falls High School and Minneapolis Business College. She enjoyed a profession as a medical secretary for many years, although her favorite role was being a wife and mother. Pat is survived by her loving husband, Chuck, and four children, Cynthia (Bob) Hardina, Timothy (Calli) Kelly, Micheal (Chris) Kelly, and Patrick (Laura Irvin) Kelly. She will also be dearly missed by her 10 grandchildren, Catie (Darin) Long, Chelsea (Rick) Zebro, Jason (Shannon) Tacheny, Patrick (Meg) Donahue, Tyler (Taylor Iozzio) Kelly, Ryan, Maria, Christina, Stephania, and Anastasia Kelly; and 11 great grandchildren, Ashlee, Catelin, and Blake Zebro, Elizabeth Long, Andrew, Elizabeth, and Grace Tacheny, Juniper and Cormac Donahue, and Holden and Hayden Kelly; as well as her six siblings Shirley Kruger, Dorothy Bowen, Bob (Joanne) Boushek, Mary Kay (Gars) Aarness, Jerry (Mary Jane) Boushek, and Diane (Mark) Kochendorfer, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother- in- law, Doug Bowen. A woman of deep faith and love for God, Pat instilled her farm and Catholic Christian upbringing in her core values throughout her life: to love God, to pray always, to nurture family, to work hard, to bear your burdens, to help and love others, to have joy in the simple things, to respect nature, and to make this world a brighter place. To be in the presence of Pat, who was a lively, loving, and energetic woman, was a true blessing. She was an active parishioner of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Scott Township. Her many church involvements included being in the choir and prayer groups, visiting the sick and bereaved, cooking for funerals, and volunteering at fundraisers. She was also active in the parish CCW. Her other main passions were family gatherings, traveling with her husband and their friends, playing with her grand and great grandchildren, welcoming people into her home, ‘wintering’ in Dauphin Island, Alabama, and several groups of friends including bridge, dominoes, and book clubs, and her “Golden Girls.” Pat also loved gardening, cooking, enjoying music, feeding birds, nature photography, journaling, a beautiful sunset, and learning new things. She maintained her childlike awe and curiosity all her life. She is dearly missed and will be remembered with love by all who knew her. In her own parting words: “I have lived a wonderful life...sustained by faith in God...I’m not afraid of death, but view it as a new passing, I want my loved ones to remember me with joy and not sorrow.” Funeral Mass for Pat Kelly will be on Tuesday, April 23 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Scott Township. Visitation at 12 p.m. with Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. She will be interred at Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Memorial donations may be made to: Birthright of Brainard, 401 W Laurel, suite B, Brainerd. MN 56401 or Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, County Rd A & H Crescent Lake Webster, WI 54893. Her family would like to thank Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the care they gave Pat and her grieving family in the last days of her life. Blessed be her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, WI. Online condolences may be expressed at

Janet E. Oachs Janet Oachs, 80, of Grantsb burg, passed away peacefully o on April 8, 2019 after a long b battle with myelofibrosis seco ondary to polycythemia vera. F Family was by her side when sshe went to be with the Lord. J Janet was born to Leonard a and Signe Linden, of Grantsb burg, on April 2, 1939 and a attended Grantsburg Public S Schools, graduating in 1957. After graduation, Janet spent a year at Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She then went on to attend the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, graduating with a nursing degree in 1961. She began her career as a nurse for various hospitals in the Twin Cities before starting a long career as a registered nurse at the Burnett County Medical Center, retiring in 2004. In addition to her position as a registered nurse, Janet taught CNA classes for 10 years through WITC for aspiring nursing assistants while touching many lives. She was recognized as a leader in the nursing department throughout her time at the hospital. It’s been said that she was the nurse other nurses would find to help them get their patients up to walk, etc. She was tough, but gentle and loving. Janet was able to exhibit her passionate care for others in many ways while at Burnett County Medical Center. While working as a nurse Janet also found time to raise her four children. She attended many sporting events and supported the programs in which her kids participated, including hockey, football, volleyball, and basketball. She loved watching her kids play, supporting the Pirates, and enjoying the many friendships that were made with other parents and community members. She also served as a Den Mother for her boys and Girl Scout leader for Cheri for many years. Janet was a congregational anchor while attending church at Zion Lutheran in Trade Lake. She had a strong faith in the Lord, her church, and church family. She helped with food preparation, serving for many events, taking care of the church, and she was a frequent reader and service assistant. For many years she was also a Sunday and Bible school teacher at the church. In a recent interview with granddaughter Olivia, Janet was asked if she had any religious/family values or life lessons she wanted her children and grandchildren to take with them in their lives. She stated “to remember that God loves them, to love each other no matter what, and that family always comes first.” Janet will probably be most remembered for her frequent hosting of family events at her home. As all will

contend, she was an exceptional cook, but it was her love for her family that made the events (sometimes very large) so special. She rarely missed an opportunity host a gathering which included more than enough food, and of course, her famous dill pickles and mom’s signature rice pudding. She always made everyone feel welcomed into her home. Besides her love of entertaining, Janet loved to read and watch sporting events; those of her own children and grandchildren, as well as college and professional teams. While living in the Cities in 1961 with her nursing classmates, Janet met the man (and roommates) next door. The girls were having car trouble one evening and knew there were boys next door, so they asked for their help. The boys had a TV and the girls didn’t, so the next evening they invited the girls over to watch, but Ron must have been watching more than the TV that night. Soon after, Janet and Ron began dating and were married on June 13, 1964 at Zion Lutheran in Trade Lake. After a short time living in Plymouth, Minnesota, they decided to move back to Janet’s hometown of Grantsburg, where they have remained ever since. Ron eventually started his own construction business and Janet was the company bookkeeper. They have had a loving marriage of nearly 55 years with four children, 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Janet is survived by her husband, Ron Oachs; son, Chris (Sandi) Oachs; son, Cary (Lori) Oachs; daughter, Cheri (Ray) Queener; and son, Chad (Kerri) Oachs; grandchildren: Whitney, Maria, and Finn Oachs; Tadd, Evan, and Camryn Oachs; Ashley (Ben) Twait, Anthony (Miranda) Queener, Alex Queener; Alaina, Olivia, and Sophia Oachs; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Queener; brother, Charlie (Betty) Linden; sister, Pat (Jim) Foley; sister, Clarice (John) Aasen; sister, Myrna (Dennis) Thompson; brothers-in-law: Al “Skeeter” (Hazel) Oachs, Wayne Oachs, Eugene (Pat) Oachs, and David (Karyn) Oachs; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Steve) Mohelski and Diane Romanoski; uncle, Gene (Donnis) Benson; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Signe Linden; parents-in-law, Thorl and Beatrice Oachs; brothers-in-law, Gary Oachs and Richard Romanoski; and nieces, Sheila Kosel and Annette Finnila. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg. A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Zion Lutheran Church in Trade Lake with visitation at 10:00 a.m.; burial will follow at the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg. Online condolences may be expressed at

Kenneth “Corkey” Ramsdell

George E. Rion

Husband, father, grandffather, brother, and uncle, K Kenneth “Corkey” Ramsd dell, age 78, of Roseville, M Minnesota died peacefully a at home on April 6, 2019. Corkey grew up in Grantsb burg, where he met and marrried Lenore Ryan. Corkey w worked for Taystee Bread ffor a number of years. He c continued his successful carreer at Pan-O-Gold Baking Company, where he rose to the position of Vice President of Sales. Corkey loved hunting, cards, and getting together with family and friends. After his retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending the winter months in Florida. Corkey is survived by his loving wife, Lenore; children, Beth (Clyde) Ramsdell, Becky (Mike) Thyken, and Scott (Barb) Ramsdell; sister, Alice Ramsdell; grandchildren, Jeff (Susan), Kristina (Eric), Steven (Garrett), Jessica, Katie, Tyrell, Angela, Jennifer, Brian, and Jeff; great grandchild, Desmond, and many more family and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Esther Ramsdell; siblings, Bill, Phyllis, and Curt Ramsdell. A visitation will be held April 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home, 2130 N. Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113. A memorial service will be held April 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg with a visitation one hour before the service.

George E. Rion, age 66, of Webster, formerly of Bloomingdale, Illinois, beloved husband of Pamela (nee Heverly); devoted father of Christopher (Michele), Elizabeth (Calvin), and Timothy; loving grandfather of Christopher Jr., Nicholas, and Blaine; adored son of the late Robert and Rose Rion; dear brother of the late Robert, the late Cheryl, Patricia, and Mary; dear sonin- law of the late Earl D. Heverly and Virginia Miles; cherished brother- in- law of Earl, Laurel, Cheryl, Bruce, Mark, John, and Peter; dear nephew of Harvey Rion; and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. George was best known as President of G.R. Grading from 1978-2001. George was a true craftsman, a woodworker who created many cherished family heirlooms. He had a great passion for fishing and was known as “Giant Killer George” by his friends in the Musky Marauders. After retiring, George teamed up with his best friend, John Ferguson, and together they fished professionally for several years. A visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels 450 W. Lake St. Roselle, Illinois. 60172 (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.). The Funeral Service will begin at 8:00 p.m. For more information call 630-889-1700 or visit www. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marklund at www.marklund. org or to the American Cancer Society at www.

RECENT DEATHS April 3, 2019, Patricia M. Oakes Thielke, 59, Town of Meenon.


APRIL 17, 2019



Randall “Randy” Decker Randall “Randy” Decker, a age 58, a resident of Webster, fformerly of Cedarburg Port, W Washington and Minneapollis, Minnesota, died suddenlly on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Randy loved his life in W Webster, especially all his ffriends. He never wanted to m move because he didn’t want tto make new ones, and “who w would he find to help him.” R Randy wasn’t very handy around the house, nor very mechanically inclined. To all of you who have helped Randy out over the years, Jody thanks you, as it was very much appreciated. He also remembered his friends from Cedarburg and Minneapolis, where he had lived before. He had been very much looking forward to his RV’s “Maiden Voyage” to

Cedarburg to visit his family and friends. Randy had a big heart and an infectious laugh. Even if you didn’t see him, but heard his laugh, you knew he was close by. Randy always said he was the “King of Burnett County,” and maybe he was when it came to his cooking at Whiskey Joe’s and Last Call. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ann, and his grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Jody; son, Justin; and his mom, Natalie (Mike) Murray; grandson, Ranen; sisters, Wendy (Stu) and Joell (Scott); nephews, Nick and Josh; and niece, Alexian; step-son, Matt (Kelly) Fahland and their children, Reisch and Maddy. He will also be missed by his dogs, Rowan, the bed hog and Riley, the PITA. Keep on laughing Randy, wherever you are. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at

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Job Title:

Grounds Maintenance


Seasonal work for lawn mowing & school grounds maintenance-- April through October, depending on the weather. Flexible schedule of up to 15-20 hours per week.

Rate of Pay:

Support Staff Wage Scale.

Knowledge of: Operation, lubrication and maintenance of tractors and power equipment; methods, materials and tools used in grounds maintenance.

Ten months a year. Part-time 29 hours per week Salary to be established by the School Board. Reports to the Superintendent.

To broaden the educational, recreational, social, and cultural opportunities for the Grantsburg community.

Ability to:

Operate large grounds maintenance equipment, tractors and trucks in a safe and efficient manner; perform heavy manual labor; operate equipment from a sitting position for long periods of time; perform grounds maintenance; follow oral and written instructions; work cooperatively with others, ability to lift heavy objects.

Job Goal:

To perform lawn mowing and lawn trimming for the school district during the lawn mowing season.


Apply at the School District Office by April 26, 2019: Grantsburg School District 480 E. James Avenue Grantsburg, WI 54840 (715) 463-5499

Send letter of application, resume, transcripts, and credentials to: Dr. Joni Burgin, Superintendent Grantsburg School District 480 E. James Avenue Grantsburg, WI 43830

Closing Date: April 29, 2019 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.

to add to our great staff on our Dairy/Crop farm.


Community Education Staff

To Apply:

ENERGETIC INDIVIDUAL Responsibilities include: working with quality dairy cattle, skid steer driving and crop equipment. Bonus, benefits and regularly scheduled time off.

Supervises: Job Goal:


Qualifications: Must be able to operate and maintain grounds equipment. Experience driving a tractor, knowledge of small engines and equipment maintenance desired. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Two years of experience in the operation of large power equipment such as tractors and mowers desired. Must have a valid Wisconsin’s Driver’s License.

Notification of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg School District



Notification of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg School District

Jane Wilcox, passed away on December 11, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (visitation from 1-2:00 p.m.) at Bethany Lutheran Church in Siren, Wisconsin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, Wisconsin. Online condolences may be expressed at

Job Title:

The deadline for all ad copy is Monday at noon

Thermal Plastic Design, Inc. A Precision Custom Injection Molding Company Specializing in Engineering Polymers seeking qualified candidate for position of:


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.

1st Shift Notification of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg School District Job Title: Description:

Reading & Math RtI Interventionist - Long Term Substitute Teacher 1.0 FTE Substitute Teacher in reading and math to support our academic intervention programming during the 2019-20 School Year.

Qualifications: Appropriate Wisconsin Certification: Reading Teacher 316. Preferred but not required. Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a positive, teamoriented person with excellent math and reading skills, experience with differentiation as well as with supporting students in the development of essential math and reading skills. Desire to work in a team of collaborative educators focused on the development of the whole child. How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply by using the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) site at https://wecan. You may also send a letter of application, resume, credentials (3 current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of the license to the address below by April 26th. Contact:

Lisa Danielson, Principal Grantsburg Middle School 500 East James Ave. (715) 463-2455 Website:

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.

Job Description

Sampling and provide Engineering team with optimum injection molding processing information on all new tools.

General Responsibilities

Perform mold samples due to tooling repairs, revisions and modifications. Facilitator of Interactive Training Program. Provide training and technical support to molding staff on all shifts. Identify and implement ongoing training needs to support production. Provide support to Engineering and or production teams on troubleshooting existing molding process problems. Recommend design and or structure changes to improve quality and ease of production process. Provide Engineering team with molding tool analysis. Communicate effectively with customers during the product sampling and review.


Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Mold Technician. Knowledge of engineering grade resins. Strong communication (written and verbal), teamwork and organizational skills. Able to read and interpret blueprints. Ability to identify problems and develop and implement actions to resolve them. Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all personnel.

T.D.I. offers Competitive wages and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants can apply in person or by sending a resume to: Thermal Plastic Design, Inc. 1116 East Pine Street • St Croix Falls WI. 54024 Attn: H.R. Manager • Email or View us online:

Notification of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg School District Job Title:

Reading Teacher


1.0 FTE Teacher in reading to support our reading intervention programming

Qualifications: Appropriate Wisconsin Certification: Reading Teacher 316 required, Reading 317 desired Requirements: Candidate should be a positive, team-oriented person that will support a solid reading program to compliment a strong balanced literacy curriculum approach. They must be well organized and a self-starter who has a vision for strengthening the program. Skills must include the ability to lead and train others in best practices of reading instruction and intervention. Utilize best practice instructional strategies and research-based intervention curriculum materials to meet the learning needs of identified students in intervention. How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply by using the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) site at https://wecan. You may also send a letter of application, resume, credentials (3 current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of the license to the address below by April 26th. Contact:

Elizabeth Olson, Principal Grantsburg Elementary School 480 East James Ave. (715) 463-2320 Website:

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.

PHONE: 715-463-2341 | FAX: 715-463-5138


APRIL 17, 2019

NotiďŹ cation of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg School District



Job Title:

High School Principal


High School Principal grades Approximately 250 students.

High level of communication/public relation skills.


Extensive computer/ofďŹ ce technology skills.


Familiarity with Microsoft OfďŹ ce, QuickBooks and Google Suite. (Knowledge of website development a plus.)


Knowledge of basic accounting skills.


Ability to prioritize and multi-task as work will originate from multiple sources.

Knowledge in assessment practices, data analysis, curriculum, instruction, evaluation, block scheduling, technology integration, and HS program development. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to develop a professional learning community. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to innovate and develop programs. â&#x20AC;˘ A commitment to high professional standards and ethics.

Position demands a high degree of conďŹ dentiality.

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HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the District OfďŹ ce or online at



An ofďŹ ce and computer test will be required. QualiďŹ ed applicants will be notiďŹ ed of the scheduled date and times for testing. COMPENSATION: BeneďŹ tsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Health, dental, long term disability insurance and retirement. Salary/Wageâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;To be determined. CONTACT: Please send resume and application to: Jim Erickson, Superintendent School District of Webster P.O. Box 9 Webster, WI 54893 715-866-4391 DEADLINE: April 24, 2019 The School District of Webster does not discriminate in education or employment based on sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.




QualiďŹ cations: Grantsburg High School is seeking applicants with the desire to lead an award winning high school. Excellent human relations and communication skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff, parents, administration, school board, and students.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant must have: 1.

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Wisconsin principal licensure required. Three to ďŹ ve years of successful teaching experience. Prior successful administrative experience preferred.

How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply by using the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) site at https://wecan. 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 Thursday, April 18th. Contact:

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





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Thermal Plastic Design, Inc. A Precision Custom Injection Molding Company Specializing in Engineering Polymers seeking qualified candidate for position of:

PROJECT ENGINEER 1st Shift Hours 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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.

Job Description

TDI is seeking a Project Engineer due to our current and continuing company growth. This position is critical in handling all projects from initial RFQ to final external and internal customer approval process. â&#x20AC;˘

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Day Shift Powder Coat Applicator Weekend Shift Hanger/Packer No experience necessary! Rocket Powder will perform on the job training for candidates displaying a solid work ethic and positive attitude. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge of the powder coating process including: application, pretreatment, packaging and maintenance. They must desire to produce quality that exceeds industry standards. Above all they must have a great attitude and be willing to learn.

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Essential Functions

Quote, plan, direct, manage and or perform activities required to satisfactorily complete front-end engineering efforts resulting in part / project approval meeting or exceeding customer requirements. Work intimately with customers from initial part concept throughout build process interfacing regularly in various forms of communication such as e-mail, Web conferencing, project timeline reports and face to face meetings as required. Monitor and manage costs, profitability, short- and long-range goals as emphasized by TDI management and mission statement.

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Must be able to interpret all design and fabrication documents pertinent to projects. CAD proficiency, specifically SolidWorks is essential. Management of mold design and building efforts including both domestic and offshore is critical function of job including resolution of issues to eliminate milestone delays.

T.D.I. offers Competitive wages and excellent benefits.

Qualified applicants can apply in person or by sending a resume to:

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APRIL 17, 2019


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Verna Ann Linstrom Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 19 PR 14 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth January 4, 1935 and date of death February 19, 2019, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 2259 Sand Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is June 25, 2019. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Road K, #110, Siren, WI 54872. By the Court Jennifer Faber Register in Probate

March 25, 2019 Katherine M. Stewart PO Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-9081 Bar Number 1005716 WNAXLP (April 3, 10, 17)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY Wilmington Trust, National Association, not in its individual capacity, but solely as trustee for MFRA Trust 2015-1 Plaintiff, v. The Estate of William E. Jackson, Deceased, Angelica L. Jackson, Unknown Spouse of Angelica L. Jackson a/k/a John Vogel and Northwestern Wisconsin Electric Defendant(s) Notice of Foreclosure Sale Case No. 18-CV-0000020 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on Octo-

ber 5, 2018 in the amount of $138,205.56 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 14, 2019 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, cashier’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, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold ‘as is’ and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Burnett County Government Center DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The North 330 feet of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 5, Township 41 North,

DOCUMENT 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Madison Avenue 2019 CDBG Downtown Improvements Grantsburg, Wisconsin Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Clerk/Treasurer of the Village of Grantsburg until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of the following items in the approximate quantities indicated: Quantity Item 10,000 SY Remove Asphalt 2,800 SY Remove Concrete Sidewalk and Curbs 3,000 CY Common Excavation 2,000 Ton Base Aggregate Dense 1 1/4-inch 2,000 Ton HMA Pavement 1,500 LF Sawcut Pavements 3,000 LF Concrete Curb and Gutter 18,000 SF Concrete Sidewalk, 6-inch or 4-inch 6,000 SF Concrete Sidewalk or Crosswalk, Colored 5,000 LF Pavement Marking 29 Each Adjust Valve Box or Manhole or Inlet Casting 19 Each Street Lights with Bases, Poles, Fixtures, Conduit, Conductors, and Controls 300 LF Water Main, 8-inch 2 Each Gate Valve and Box 12 Each Storm Sewer Inlet 2 Each Storm Sewer Manhole 420 LF Storm Sewer Pipe, 12-inch and 15-inch 20 Each Storm Sewer Inlet Casting Bids shall be on the form provided for that purpose and according to the Bidding Requirements prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) dated April 10, 2019. The Bidding Documents may be seen at the Issuing Of¿ce of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. located at 1701 West Knapp Street, Suite B, Rice Lake, WI 54868-1350. The Bidding Documents may be viewed for no cost at by selecting the Project Bid Information link at the bottom of the page and the View Plans option from the menu at the top of the selected project page. Digital image copies of the Bidding Documents are available at http://www.sehinc. com for a fee of $30. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the PROJECT BID INFORMATION link and by entering eBidDocTM Number 6262980 on the SEARCH PROJECTS page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp. located at 2435 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441 (763.475.9600) for a fee of $100. Bid security in the amount of 10 percent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be directed to the Clerk/Treasurer securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper, “BID FOR MADISON AVENUE 2019 CDBG DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENTS.” Bidders Proof of Responsibility must be submitted to SEH in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Contractors on the Project shall be subject to Section 66.0903 of the Wisconsin Statutes’ pertaining to municipal wage scales and Federal Davis-Bacon wage rates. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246. The Owner encourages MBEs, WBEs, and SBRAs to submit Bid proposals. 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. Sheila Meyer, Clerk/Treasurer Village of Grantsburg 316 S. Brad Street Grantsburg, WI 54840



Range 15 West, Town of Swiss, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: Non-exclusive easement for the benefit of Parcel 1 for ingress and egress as set forth in Stipulation for Judgment for Reformation of Mortgage, Formalization of Easement and Declaration of Priority and Order for Judgment recorded on December 4, 2014, as Document No. 433189. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 31762 State Road 35 Danbury, WI 54830-9493 DATED: March 27, 2019 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 (April 3, 10, 17)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF James Geronsin Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Adminstration and Deadline for Filing Claims (Formal Administration) Case No. 19 PR 15 A Petition for Formal Admin-

stration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: The decedent, with date of birth July 25, 1934 and date of death February 3, 2019 was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 9821 Kempf Road, Siren, WI 54872. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The Petition to be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd K, Siren, WI, Room 220, before Circuit Court Judge/Circuit Court Commissioner Hon. Melissia R. Mogen, on May 8, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 1, 2019. 3. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd K, #110, Siren, WI 54872. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-349-2149 prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: Jennifer Faber Register in Probate April 1, 2019 Dennis Lieder, Attorney 7435 Airport Road

Webster, WI 54893 715-349-5705 Bar Number 1016654 WNAXLP (April 3, 10, 17)


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Donna J. Pardun Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 19 PR 16 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth January 12, 1952 and date of death December 31, 2018, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 8380 North Bass Lake Road, Danbury, WI 54830. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 2, 2019. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Road K, #110, Siren, WI 54872. By the Court Jennifer Faber Register in Probate/Juvenile Clerk April 3, 2019 Adam C. Benson Attorney at Law Benson Law Office, LTD. P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 715-349-5215 Bar Number 1032855 WNAXLP (April 10, 17, 24)

OFFICIAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS ASPHALT PAVING PROJECT Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute Chapter 985, notice is hereby given that the Town of Blaine, Burnett County, Wisconsin, will receive sealed bids for the following project until 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Bids should be submitted to the Town Clerk, Charla Zaccardi at 34096 Lee Road, Danbury, WI 54830. Bids will be publicly opened and awarded at the Town Board meeting that starts at 6 p.m. May 14, 2019 at the Northland Community Center at 1232 E. School Road, Danbury, WI. This is LRIP project #15224. PROJECT DESCRIPTION • Furnish and install approximately 1,500 tons of WisDOT 4 LT 58-34 S Hot or Warm mix or Cold Mix Asphaltic Pavement on approximately 1.15 miles of McGraw Lake Road from Big McGraw Road to the Blaine/Dairyland border. • Pave road to width of 20 feet with compacted asphalt minimum thickness of 2” and maintaining a 2% slope crown. • All work shall be completed no later than October 31, 2019. The work schedule will be a mutually agreed to by the Town of Blaine and the successful bidder. Item No.





HMA Pavement 4 LT 58-34 S




WMA Pavement 4 LT 58-34 S




Asphaltic Concrete Pavement - Cold Mix




Unit Price


The Bidder’s unit price bid shall include all costs associated with producing, hauling, and placing the material including, but not limited to, mobilizing and demobilizing labor and equipment required to produce, haul, and place the material; costs of quality control testing and reporting; costs to produce the material to the speci¿cations; traf¿c control; costs of permitting, licensing, and reporting as required; all overhead, pro¿t and administrative costs; and any other incidental items required for the work as speci¿ed. The work shall be completed in accordance with the latest edition of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Standard Speci¿cations for Road and Bridge Constriction, Part 1 and applicable sections of Part 4. An Engineer’s certi¿cation may be required certifying the completed work meets DOT speci¿cations with a 10-year design life. The Town of Blaine 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 Town. WNAXLP



APRIL 17, 2019


The Village of Grantsburg Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at 316 Brad Street South, Grantsburg, WI. Present: Village President Larry Ebersold, Village Trustees Diane Barton, Gary “Goob” Coy, Mike Longhenry, Greg Peer, Russell Stone. Absent: Village Trustee, Caylin Muehlberg. Others: Police Chief Jeff Schinzing, Public Works Director (DPW) Chris Bartlett, Allison Longhenry Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, Kristina Kelley-Johnson Library Director, Jonathan Richie Burnett County Sentinel, Darcy Kolander Inter-County Leader, Nicki & Ben Peterson, Rod Kleiss, Mark & Marivel Harmon, as well as other members of the public. Village President Ebersold called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ben & Nicki Peterson, owners of Brickfield Brewery, presented information from area municipalities on the food truck fees they charge and asked the board to consider adding the option of a seasonal fee along with the existing daily fee that is now being charged. Motion by President Ebersold, second by Trustee Coy to change the Village’s fee schedule for Transient Merchants to add a separate category for Food Trucks with an optional seasonal fee of $300 annually along with the existing fees of $20 per week plus $5 per day. Trustee Longhenry felt this would hurt some of the local businesses. Motion carried. Trustee Longhenry opposed. Rod Kleiss appeared to request being named the manager of the Grantsburg Airport. Motion by Trustee Peer, seconded by Trustee Longhenry to allow the Airport Committee to check into the liability issues and draw up a contract detailing the manager duties. Motion carried. Motion by President Ebersold, seconded by Trustee Barton to approve the minutes of the following meetings as presented: February 11, 2019 Village Board Meeting and February 13, 2019 Special Board Meeting. Motion Carried. DPW Bartlett gave his report. Motion by President Ebersold seconded by Trustee Barton to designate spring cleanup week as May 13th to May 17th, 2019. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Peer, seconded by Trustee Longhenry to approve S E H’s proposal for the 2019 South Water

Tower Inspection at a fee of $4,200. Motion carried Motion by Trustee Longhenry, seconded by Trustee Stone to grant a temporary Class “B” and Class C Wine license to Mark & Marivel Harmon dba Fired Up Bistro. Motion carried. Police Chief Schinzing presented the February 2019 police report. The Village Police Department will be participating in a WI DOT Seat Belt Enforcement Grant with area departments. Clerk/Treasurer Meyer presented the clerk and treasurer reports. Library Director Kelly-Johnson presented her library report. Trustee Barton reported on the Fire Association. Fire Chief Barnette submitted the fire inspection reports for the Board’s review. Motion by Trustee Barton, seconded by Trustee Longhenry to approve the Airport Agreement between the Village of Grantsburg and Burnett Dairy for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 at a fee of $1,500. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Longhenry, second by Trustee Peer to amend the previous motion from July 9, 2018 to lend the entire $150,000 of the 2015 Entitlement Dollars to an airport that is willing to lend the funds back to the Village in the future. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Coy, seconded by Trustee Stone to approve the cleaning contract with Hank Java for cleaning the Village Office building for a 6-month period from April 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 at $1,000 per month. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Barton, seconded by Trustee Longhenry to approve the bills as presented. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Longhenry, second by Trustee Stone to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m. Sheila Meyer Clerk/Treasurer WNAXLP (April 17)

GRANTSBURG SPECIAL VILLAGE BOARD MEETING APRIL 1, 2019 The Village of Grantsburg Board of Trustees met on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at 316 Brad Street South, Grantsburg, WI. Present: Village President Larry Ebersold. Village Trustees, Mike Longhenry, Greg Peer, Russell Stone, Caylin Muehlberg, Diane Barton, Gary “Goob” Coy. Others: Police Chief Jeff Schinzing, D P W Chris Bartlett, Allison Longhenry Deputy Clerk-Treasurer. The Special Village Board Meeting was called to order

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

at 5:00 p.m. by President Larry Ebersold. Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Longhenry to convene into closed session to discuss the possibility of making an offer on a parcel of land pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1) (e), “Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session”. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Barton to reconvene into open session to decide on making an offer on a parcel of land pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(2). Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, seconded by President Ebersold to make an offer of $50,000 on a parcel of land just outside the Village. Discussion ensued. Trustee Muehlberg amended her motion to make an offer of $40,000 on a parcel of land just outside the Village. Motion seconded by Trustee Barton. Motion carried. Police Chief Schinzing presented 3 quotes for Police vehicles to replace the 2009 Explorer. Motion by Trustee Longhenry, second by Trustee Barton to purchase a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4 X 4 Police Vehicle for an estimated cost of $28,500. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Longhenry, second by Trustee Peer to approve the two full-time officers be paid overtime at 1.5 times their hourly rate for hours worked, over their regular 80 hours per pay period, on seat belt enforcement under the grant program since the Village will be reimbursed for all expenses related to grant enforcement. Motion carried. Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Longhenry to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 p.m. Sheila Meyer Clerk-Treasurer WNAXLP (April 17)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF William F. Johnson Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 19PR21 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth July 2, 1942 and date of death March 20, 2019 was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 22914 Anderson Road, Grantsburg, WI 54840. 3. The application will be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren, WI, before Jennifer Faber, Probate Registrar on May 13, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. You do not need to be appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no ob-

jection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 10, 2019. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd K, #110, Siren, WI 54872. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. April 11, 2019 Jennifer Faber Register in Probate Todd H. Anderson Attorney at Law PO Box 507 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5365 Bar Number 1012132 WNAXLP (April 17, 24, May 1)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF William A. Johnson Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 19PR20 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth September 29, 1951 and date of death February 16, 2019 was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 23901 North Alpha Drive, Grantsburg, WI 54850. 3. The application will be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, Siren, WI 54872, before Jennifer Faber, Probate Registrar on May 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. You do not need to be appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 9, 2019. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd K, #110, Siren, WI 54872. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. April 11, 2019 Jennifer Faber Register in Probate Todd H. Anderson Attorney at Law PO Box 507 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5365 Bar Number 1012132 WNAXLP (April 17, 24, May 1)

TOWN OF SWISS BURNETT COUNTY Notice that the Assessment Roll is open for Examination and Open Book Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats. the assessment roll for the Year 2019 assessment will be open for examination (Open Book) on April 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Swiss Town Hall, 7551 Main Street, Danbury. Instructional material will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats.

Notice of Board of Review Meeting The Board of Review will meet on May 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Swiss Town Hall, 7551 Main Street, Danbury, Wisconsin for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the forty-five day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to s. 70.47 (1), Wis. Stats. Pursuant to s. 70.47 (2), Wis. Stats.: No person shall be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to enter onto property to conduct an exterior view such property being assessed. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the board about that person’s objection except at a session of the board. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sec. 70.47 (3) (a), that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sec. 70.47 (6m) (a) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s. 73.03 (2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1). Notice is hereby given April

13, 2019, by Judith Dykstra, Town Clerk WNAXLP (April 17)


Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. stats., the Town of Scott assessment roll for the year 2019 assessment will be open for examination on the 9th day of May, 2019, at the Scott Town Hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection, and board of review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 15th day of April, 2019. Kenneth Busby, Clerk WNAXLP (April 17)


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Carol F. Haseltine Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 19PR18 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth December 25, 1935 and date of death March 9, 2019 was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 24560 Scenic View Lane, Spooner, WI 54801. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 23, 2019. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd K, #214, Siren, WI 54872, Probate Office. April 12, 2019 Jennifer Faber Register in Probate Andrew S. Lawton PO Box 119 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-7525 Bar Number 1000824 WNAXLP (April 17, 24, May 1)

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Burnett County Government Center in Room 165, Town of Meenon, Siren, Wisconsin. 1. VARIANCE #VAR-19-03: LEE Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Oakland, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Terry and Kathy Lee have made application relative to a proposal to vary the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances and Shoreland Protection Code of Ordinances as follows: To laterally expand a structure closer to the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) of Johnson Lake on a structure which is less than 75 feet from the OHWM of Johnson Lake, located at 6296 Schoonover Rd, in the RR-1 zoning district, on Lot 1 of CSM Vol 14, Pg. 88, in Government Lot 7, Section 23, T40N R16W. Board of Adjustment Siren, WI Dated this 8th day of April, 2019 WNAXLP (April 10, 17)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 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/SHORELAND PROTECTION ORDINANCES 1. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-19-06 – JOINT WATER QUALITY COMMISSION OF DANBURY Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Swiss, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that the Joint Water Quality Commission of Danbury has made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use Code of Ordinances to allow telecommunication equipment on the existing water tower and therefore increase the height of the overall structure to 160 feet which will include the telecommunication equipment, located at 30304 N Second Ave, in the I-1 zoning district, Lots 4, 5 and 6 of Block 5 of the Original Townsite of Danbury, Section 28, T41N R16W. 2. MAP AMENDMENT #MAP-19-02 – WELTER To rezone Lot 3 of CSM Volume 7, Page 78 in Section 15, T39N R14W, Town of Rusk, from TL (Tribal) to RR-1 (Residential-Recre-

ation) zoning district. Zoning change requested by Gwen Welter. Details of the proposed revision are available at the Burnett County Land Services Department, the Burnett County Clerk’s Office, and on the Burnett County website at 3. TEXT AMENDMENT #TXT-19-01 – BURNETT COUNTY LAND USE ORDINANCE CHAPTER 30 Public notice is hereby given to all persons in Burnett County, Wisconsin, that the Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee is proposing to amend Burnett County Code of Ordinances – Chapter 30, various changes have been made throughout Chapter 30 which deals with Land Use. Details of the proposed revisions are available at the Burnett County Land Services Department, the Burnett County Clerk’s Office, and on the Burnett County website at 4. TEXT AMENDMENT #TXT-19-02 – BURNETT COUNTY FLOODPLAIN STUDY APPENDIX Public notice is hereby given to all persons in Burnett County, Wisconsin, that the addition of the Minerva Dam is proposed to be added to the Floodplain Study Appendix. Details of the proposed revisions are available at the Burnett County Land Services Department, the Burnett County Clerk’s Office, and on the Burnett County website at Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee Siren, WI Dated this 8th day of April, 2019 WNAXLP (April 10, 17)




Plaintiff, vs. Andrea L. Flor, Steven W. Flor and The Bank of New York Mellon, FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWHEQ Inc., CWHEQ Revolving Homeequity Loan Trust, Series 2007-C Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 18-CV-000162 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 28, 2019 in the amount of $70,275.54 the Sheriff will

PUBLIC HEARING The Burnett County Land Services – Conservation Division will be sponsoring a public hearing to review the Burnett County Land and Water Resource Management Plan. At this meeting, the public will be able to review and comment on the update to the Plan covering 2020 through 2029. The hearing will be held from 1:30pm until 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Burnett County Government Center, room 162. Inquiries regarding the meeting please contact Dave Ferris at 715.349.2109, ext 1361. WNAXLP

sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 11, 2019 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, cashier’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, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold ‘as is’ and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Burnett County Government Center DESCRIPTION: That part of Government Lot 6, Section 35, Township 40 North, Range 15 West, Town of Jackson, Burnett County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Government Lot 6, thence South 84 degrees 53 minutes West for a distance of 487.10 feet to a point, thence North 42 degrees 31 minutes West for a distance of 100 feet to the point of beginning, thence Westerly for a distance of 262.95 feet to a point, thence South 84 degrees 53 minutes West for a distance of 915 feet to a point, thence North for a distance of 80 feet to a point, thence North 84 degrees 53 minutes East for a distance of 900 feet to a point, thence Easterly for a distance of 218.50 feet to a point, thence Easterly to the low water mark, thence Southeasterly along low water mark to a point North 30 degrees 59 minutes East of the point of beginning, thence to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 27238 Corbin Rd Webster, WI 54893-7705 DATED: April 5, 2019 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 (April 17, 24, May 1)

STATE OF WISCONSIN TOWN OF WEST MARSHLAND BURNETT COUNTY Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Review for the Town of West Marshland, Burnett County, Wisconsin, will meet at the Town Hall, on the 8th day of May 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board. No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the board about that person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub. (3) (a), that person provides the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub. (6m) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the board by telephone or object to a valuation, if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about the income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s. 73.03 (2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about

NOTICE OF 2019 ANNUAL MEETING TOWN OF GRANTSBURG The Town of Grantsburg will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 5:30 P.M. The annual meeting will be held at the Town of Grantsburg Town Of¿ce and Hall at 216 South Oak Street at 5:30 p.m. Some items to be included on the agenda are: 2018 Financial report and 2018 road work; motion to Borrow Emergency Funds;Public Input on Town issues or concerns, Per Diem Increase or any other business allowed under town annual meeting law. Town residents are encouraged to attend. WNAXLP

the income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of the court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a Physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Notice is hereby given this 16th day of April 2019. Kerri Harter, Clerk Town of West Marshland WNAXLP (April 17)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Thomas E. Cashman Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 19PR17 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth August 9, 1927 and date of death March 12, 2012 was domiciled in Ramsey County, State of Minnesota, with a mailing address of 157 - 11th Avenue North, South St. Paul, MN 55075. 3. The application will be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd K, Siren, WI 54872, Room 205, before Jennifer C. Faber, Probate Registrar on June 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. You do not need to be appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 8, 2019. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd K, #110, Siren, WI 54872. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. April 8, 2019 Jennifer Faber Register in Probate Ryan M. Benson Attorney at Law Benson Law Office, LTD.

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The Village of Grantsburg Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at 316 Brad Street South, Grantsburg, WI. Present: Village President Larry Ebersold, Village Trustees, Mike Longhenry, Greg Peer, Russell Stone. Absent: Village Trustees, Caylin Muehlberg, Diane Barton, Gary “Goob” Coy. Others: Police Chief Jeff Schinzing, Allison Longhenry Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, Bryan Cunningham and Dan Penzkover Engineers with S E H, Jonathan Richie Burnett County Sentinel, Darcy Kolander Inter-County Leader, Kristina Kelley-Johnson GRO Committee, Jeff Finch, Chris Witzany, LuAnn Ebersold, Dale Bistram, Patzy Wenthe, Tom Stangl, Chris Carney, Jim Katzmark, Duke Tucker, Jerome Boyd, Brent Kapfer. The Special Village Board Meeting/2019 CDBG Downtown Project Informational Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Larry Ebersold. Bryan Cunningham, engineer with S E H, explained the 2019 CDBG-PF Downtown Project and the estimated timeline for start and completion of the project. Questions and concerns from the business owners were addressed. Some of the concerns were: access to their business, drainage from their buildings, proposed bump outs, etc. Comment sheets were made available to those wishing to leave comments. Motion by Trustee Longhenry second by Trustee Stone to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m. Sheila Meyer Clerk-Treasurer WNAXLP (April 17)


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REQUEST FOR BIDS LAWN CARE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SIREN This project will involve lawn care for the School District of Siren. Area of school grounds to be maintained are are approximately 8 acres. For further job speci¿cations, please contact Don Fleischhacker Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor for the School District of Siren at 715-349-7392 ex. 403. All proposal bids to be in the Siren School District Of¿ce by April 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. sealed and marked “Lawn Care”. Proposal bids may be mailed to: Siren School District Of¿ce, 24022 Fourth Avenue North, Siren, WI 54872. The Siren Board of Education retains the right to reject any and all proposal bids. WNAXLP




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Rev. Randall Knauf, Pastor | 715-866-7321 Junction of Cty. Rds A & H Crescent Lake Voyager Village Area Mass: Thurs. 9:30 am | Sun. 8:00 am Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appointment

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NEW HOPE LUTHERAN Emory Johnson, Pastor 685 W. State Rd. 70 | 715-463-5700 Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 am Sun. School & Adult Bible Study: 11:15 am Watch live and recorded sermons on our website. Mid Week Lenten Services for New Hope Lutheran in Grantsburg will be every Wednesday at 6:30 pm beginning on Ash Wednesday March 6. April 17 there will be no Wednesday night service as we will hold a Maundy Thursday Service on April 18 and we will have Good Friday Service April 19 at 2 pm.

HERTEL LAKEVIEW UNITED METHODIST Ferdinand B. Serra, Pastor S. of Hertel | Worship & Sunday School: 9 am

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

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

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

WEST DENMARK LUTHERAN Linda Rozumalski, Pastor | 715-472-2383 1 mi. west of Luck off Cty Rd N on 170th Worship: 10:00 am | Fellowship following Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd Sunday Bring for food shelf.







Carl Heidel, Pastor 715-222-6712 | Council Chair: 715-244-3301 Worship: 11 am | Sunday School: 10 am

SIREN ADVENTURE CHURCH Lead Pastors: CJ and Cheryl Johnson Assoc. Pastors: Jeremiah and Bek Stavne Care Pastor: Carolyn Marquardt Teens Pastors: Josh and Abby Larsen Kids Pastor: Crystal McDonald 23811 State Rd. 35/PO Box 21 | 715-349-5750 Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 am

Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor Juct. Hwy 53 & 70 | 715-635-7672 Worship: 9:30 am Sunday/Bible Class: 10:45 am Sun. 7:40 am “Voice of Salvation” broadcast WJMC 96.1 FM

ST. ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Father David Bauer Corner of Elm & Summit Streets | 715-635-8475 Holy Eucharist: Sunday 10:30 am Holy Days as announced


BETHANY LUTHERAN Interim Pastor Roger Pittman Worship: 10:30 am | Sunday School: 9:30 am Coffee Hour: 9:30 am | Nursery available

John Peterson, Pastor 11841 Cty. Rd. Z | 715-327-8384 Sun. School: 9:45 am | Sun. Worship: 11 am Communion: 1st & 2nd Sunday



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

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

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

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

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

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

OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN LCMS Jody Walter, Pastor Office: 715-866-7191 | Home: 715-866-4622 Church Service: 9:30 am Communion: 1st & 3rd Sunday Sun. School & Choir Practice: 10:45 am Lenten Services (March 6 - April 10) at 7:00pm. Soup Supper at 6:00pm.

CHURCH OF CHRIST 7425 W. Birch | 715-866-7157 Sunday Bible Class: 9:30 am (all ages) Worship: 10:30 am | Bible Study: 7 pm, Wed. (all ages)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WEBSTER Jeff Jowers, Pastor Cell: 864-607-5605 | 7422 Kola Street | 715-866-4111 Sun. School: 9:30 am | Sun. Worship: 10:45 am Wed. 6:30 pm AWANA (Ages 3-6th Grade) & SIGN (Grades 7-12 Youth Group)

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Randall Knauf Cedar and Muskey Ave. | 715-866-7321 Fri. Mass: 9 am | Sun. Mass: 10 am Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appointment

DWELLING POINT CHURCH OF GOD Bryan Davis, Pastor 7697 Johnson St Worship: Sundays at 10 am | Nursery Available




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Siren showcases students at Encore


One of the art exhibits showcased was this piece by Breck Mangen.


The Siren polka band closed the show with “Arcadia Polka.”

Siren High School students held their 31st Annual Encore Monday evening at Siren School, with exhibits in the cafeteria and student performances in the auditorium. Band Director Bryn Anderson said this is a way for students to showcase their talents for community members and their parents. A look inside the classroom at activities that usually go unseen.


Members of the woodwind ensemble playing “Tico Tico.”


This young man was certainly enjoying his maraca solo during the percussion ensemble performance of “A La Samba.”


Karlee Sybers FCCLA fashion project.


Ellyn Lindquist, Cassie Maslow and North Hinze reading “Eat Red Meat” from Nick Offerman’s book Paddle Your Own Canoe.

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Keep on rockin’ in Grantsburg

Local music acts took over downtown Grantsburg for the 20th annual Pinko Jam. Denny’s Lanes, Hummer’s Rendezvous, The American Legion Hall and first year venue Brickfield Brewing all opened their doors Saturday April 13 for the event that raises money for the Grantsburg School District’s Special Education Department. Acts included Goepfert Girls, Dave & Lizzy, Scott Harter & Friends and Ghosts of Vallhalla.


BCTC Top 10 awarded to Log Cabin Store Nancy Herman, left, Yellow River Advertising & Design and producer of the Burnett County guide and map, presents the Top 10 Must Do People’s Choice award for Shopping to Mary Wade and Vivian Slather, Log Cabin Store & Eatery.

35 North to perform at the Frederic Arts Center FREDERIC–– Web Macomber and Jay Stackhouse will share their musical talents as a “35 North” duo in a Raising the Roof concert Friday, April 26, at the Frederic Arts Center on Lake Avenue, across from Coon Lake Park. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and is a fundraiser for Frederic Arts, with freewill donations going to the Building Projects Fund. Musician partners for more than 20 years, Web is the primary vocalist and plays guitar, while Jay performs on a variety of instruments and provides backup vocals. Jay describes their music as basically Vietnam-era Americana, although

as the “35 North” band has grown to include sons and fellow musicians, they also perform more contemporary music. The Raising the Roof monthly concert series showcases local musical talent and encourages donations to the Frederic Arts Center for facility improvements, including a fully accessible space for arts education, expression, and enjoyment. Frederic Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and welcomes new members and supporters. More information can be found on and online at fredericarts. org.

Grantsburg, Siren and Webster 5th Graders were asked to


for area businesses

The results are included in this special edition




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his special section of the Burnett County Sentinel is about making connections. Connecting with young readers is an important part of our business at the Sentinel. A great deal of effort is given to cover athletic activities, musical concerts and performances as well as a number of other activities we photograph and report on. With this edition, 2019 Design An Ad, we are proud to bring you advertising designed by students in the fifth grade classes of Grantsburg, Siren and Webster schools. Advertising may be one of the purest expressions of persuasion. People who sell a good or service do their best to convince consumers that their lives will be made easier or better by purchasing the item or service. This effort has been underway for centuries, and newspapers continue to play a vital role in connecting consumers and merchants. There are people who make an entire career of studying the buying habits of various age groups. By studying where and how money is spent, companies then can develop a plan to appeal to the various segments of the population. Many merchants, including the ones that supported this section, realize


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that all children will become consumers. If they aren’t buying things with their own money, they have influence over Mom and Dad when they are shopping. Any way you slice it, the young people of today have a perspective and are directly or indirectly deciding where dollars are being spent. For this edition, the students were asked to look into the participating businesses by visiting the business and/or their websites to learn about the goods and services they offer. We asked the students to draw ads representing the businesses using words and/or artwork to convey a message about the business. The advertisements were then presented to the participating business for which they were designed, and they reviewed the student’s ad designs and chose the best one for their business. A big “thank you” to the merchants that participated in this section; the students, staff and administration of the Grantsburg, Siren and Webster Schools. We have enjoyed working with the students and teachers and hope you enjoy this unique section as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.


Connor Ciotta Ms. Hoefs Grantsburg

Thank you to the business owners and employees for taking part in the selection process of the Burnett County Sentinel’s “Design An Ad”



Blake Noll

Lizzy Treague

Mr. Blithe Siren

Mrs. Derosier Webster


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Bradon Peterson

Piper Olson

Mr. Blithe Siren

Ms. Hoefs Grantsburg

Kayla Reimann Professional Tutor

Mark Anderson Grantsburg Telcom




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Henry Quintana

Cory Heller

Mrs. Carlson Grantsburg

Mr. Blithe Siren

Wade Vitalis The Drive-In Restaurant Grantsburg/Milltown/Taylors Falls

Surgery Department Burnett Medical Center


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Kaiya Davis

Quinn Widiker

Ms. Hoefs Grantsburg

Mrs. Gunderson Webster

Dale Bistram, Grace Riley, Sheila Workman & Cheryl Nilsson Country Cafe on Main

Nick Hughes, Julie Heinz, Carol Doriott, Jack Mortel, Rob Grindell Hopkins Sand & Gravel




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Kiersen Oustigoff

Selah Prusinski

Mr. Blithe Siren

Ms. Haspert Grantsburg

Kristin Kosloski and Bruce Wikstrom Earth Energy Systems

Tom Martini Larsen Auto Center


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Tiffany Richards

Sam Lahmann

Mrs. Simon Webster

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Nick Skow & Brett Daeffler Daefflerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quality Meats

Kara Boyer-Alden and Kent Boyer Siren Dairy Queen




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Kylie Hansen

Marley Coe

Ms. Haspert Grantsburg

Mrs. Derosier Webster

Jenny Binversie Burnett Dairy Cooperative

Tom and Lori Perron Clear Ski Jewelry


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Vincent Mykkanen

Lillian Mishler

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Ms. Hoefs Grantsburg

Mike Swanson Jennemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware Hank

Justin Daigle Grantsburg Family Foods




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Weston Jackson

Evelyn Wilson

Mrs. Simon Webster

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Cory Jackson Jackson Plumbing & Septic

Wade Vitalis The Drive-In Restaurant Grantsburg/Milltown/Taylors Falls


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Ruby Rengo

Reina Williams

Mrs. Carlson Grantsburg

Mrs. Derosier Webster

Jackie Finch Indianhead Credit Union

Foot and Nail Care Burnett Medical Center




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Kylie Tollander

Colton Quimby

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Ms. Hoefs Grantsburg

Joseph Halverson, Amy Lindberg, Samantha Lindberg Link Stopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A&W

Terry, Jen, Dean, Rory, Jason, Lynn Bass Lake Lumber


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Jayden Petersen

Lillie Armstrong

Mrs. Gunderson Webster

Mr. Blithe Siren

Justin Gross Larsen Auto Center

Brooke Dreckman & Adrian Dykstra Block and Cleaver *Block and Cleaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hours will be Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm starting May 1st.




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Ronald Anderson

Erin Downing

Mr. Blithe Siren

Ms. Carlson Grantsburg

Jane, Kathie, Dr. April Smith, Tara, Helen Siren Family Eyecare

Karl, Kara, Cassie Anderson Automotive


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Jamison Mogen

Kaiden Xurvein

Mrs. Gunderson Webster

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Patti Meyer and Mavis Larson Larsen Family Public Library

Heidi Hanson, Jeff Johnson, Jimmy Flanigan Anytime Fitness




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GRANTSBURG 5th Graders Mrs. Carlson’s class Front Row, left to right: Alex Sjostrom, Aliyah Martin, Sam Kramer, Kaylie Moore. Kneeling: Sean Ludenia, Ethan Gorkiewicz, Aliya Henderson, Helen Kerbel, Alex Plaster. Back Row: Lydia Meyer, Justin Kwolek, Levi Anderson, Cameron Smallwood, Ruby Rengo, Jersey Hicks, Jayden Halvarson, Henry Quintana, Landon Java, Erin Downing, Zoe Taylor, Anders Fluery, Addison Peasley, Mrs. Jennifer Carlson. Not pictured: Chase Doskey

Ms. Haspert’s class Front Row, left to right: Coltin Johnson, Landon Smestad, Ava Ostolaza, Gilma-Jean Wylie, Norah Bjelland, Kylie Hansen, Samantha McPheeters, Stephanie Kanke. Middle Row: Dustin Virkus, Adam Handy, Reece Jensen, Selah Prusinski, Megan Harmon, Kayle Sawin, Milo Tricker, Ace Graves. Back Row: Ms. Haspert, Aiden Lake, Johannah Adolphson, Lilianna Collins, Jeremiah Engstrand, Camden Goepfert, Isaac Smith, Lewis Anderson.

Ms. Hoefs’ class Front Row, left to right: Elijah Walters, Autumn Harmon, Gavyn Surdey, Bennett Luke, Nick Hansen, Majesty Rehbein, Amber Sinnott. Middle Row: Malick Faye, Jason Aronson, Prestin Java, Jeff Miklya, Augusta Downing, Abby Rombach, Storm Skalsky, Dakotah Johnson. Back Row: David Edaburn, Colton Quimby, Connor Ciotta, Micah Sagle, Ryder Anderson, Piper Olson, Lilly Mishler, Julia Taylor, Ms. Hoefs.

SIREN 5th Graders Mr. Blithe’s class Front Row, left to right: Waylon Meyer, Landan Herwick, Dominique Taylor, Mackenzie Killen, Lillie Armstrong, Ronald Anderson. Back Row: Bradon Peterson, Blake Noll, Cory Heller, Wyatt Rightman, Emma Sutton, Kiersen Oustigoff. Not pictured: Miley Gordon, Caidence Witmer.

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SIREN 5th Graders Mrs. Johnson’s class Front Row, left to right: Jasper Bellanger, Faith Harrison, Kylie Tollander, Kaiden Xurvein, Evelyn Wilson Back Row: Sam Lahman, Vincent Mykkanen, Tristan Taylor, Brooke Simon, Jayden Vander Velden, Libby Swanson. Not Pictured: Rylie Schmidt, Jaxson Doriott.

WEBSTER 5th Graders Mrs. Derosier’s class Front Row, left to right: Logan Ledbeter, Julian Krear, Daemon Dusick, Holden Laventure, Kloie Dolney, Ryan Gramer, Kiegan Glienke, Aaron Kitchenmaster, Jesse James. Back Row: Mrs. Derosier, Marley Coe, Megan Buskirk, Morgan Hunter, Reina Williams, Jeremiah Magnuson, Zaidyn Wedin, Jacob Ford, Elayna Wieser, Lizzy Treague, Makayla Parker

Mrs. Gunderson’s class Front Row, left to right: Kayli Roth, Zach Wambolt, Jack Zmuda, Randal Stelsel, Jamison Mogen, Hailey Staples, Kaitlyn Robin, Quaid Belland. Back Row: Quinn Widiker, David Ford, Josiah Thunder, Logan Gramer-Vanderpoel, Dallis Strehlo, Jayden Petersen, Elle Treague, Abbi Smith, Clayton Shutt

Mrs. Simon’s class Front Row, left to right: Hailey Knight, Gavyn Brown, Aden Fegreaus, Isaiah Mangelsen, Aiden Lamb Not pictured: Alexah Canales. Middle Row: Izabella Hill, Brooke Wolf, Adam Cowle-Hopkins, Jesse Johnson, Tiffany Richards Back Row: Madeline Behm, Mathew Johnson, Makayla Parker, Josh Formanek, Kameron Rand, Weston Jackson



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Levi Anderson

Abbigale Smith

Mrs. Carlson Grantsburg

Mrs. Gunderson Webster

Tom Amsden and Melissa Dahl The Den

Christine Garbow, Katie Smith, Liz McDowell US Bank - Webster


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Dominique Taylor

Aliya Henderson

Mr. Blithe Siren

Mrs. Carlson Grantsburg

Tiffany, John, and Sawyer Peterson Aubrey, Carrie, and Angie Siren Pharmacy

Katie Worrell Village Floral & Gifts




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Quinn Widiker

Faith Harrison

Mrs. Gunderson Webster

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Mike and Judy Sperry Diamond Collision

Jan Todd, Matt Fury, and Jennifer Roettger Fourwinds Market


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Henry Quintana

Kloie Dolney

Mrs. Carlson Grantsburg

Mrs. Derosier Webster

Wade Vitalis The Drive-In Restaurant Grantsburg/Milltown/Taylors Falls

St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic




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Landan Herwick

David Edaburn

Mr. Blithe Siren

Ms. Hoefs Grantsburg

Phil Nehring Larsen Auto Center

Burnett Medical Center


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Cory Heller

Kiersen Oustigoff

Mr. Blithe Siren

Mr. Blithe Siren

Joe Peterson, Ryan Stalsberg, Darin Gutting, Joan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Fallon, Keegan Kallevang, Brett Holdt Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative

Ranae Beers US Bank - Siren




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Graisyn Lee

Daemon Dusick

Ms. Haspert Grantsburg

Mrs. Derosier Webster

Penny Nissen & Billie Jean Kozak Minit Mart

Wendy Purcell and Carissa Holmes Community Bank - Danbury


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Jaxson Doriott

Selah Prusinski

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Ms. Haspert Grantsburg

Tracey Hansen, Cheryl Wheeler, and Mike Vasatka Sam’s Motor Express

Tracey Finch Darrell’s Hardware Hank




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Izabella Hill

Jaxson Doriott

Mrs. Simon Webster

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Gary Berghuis & Allison Mulroy Nexen

Dave Bertuleit Siren Motors


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Cameron Smallwood

Faith Harrison

Mrs. Carlson Grantsburg

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Jessica, Luke & Blake Thoreson Burnett Plumbing Company

Dave Peterson Pendleton Pawn




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Libby Swanson

Aliyah Martin

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Mrs. Carlson Grantsburg

Jamie Morales Community Bank - Siren

Dr. Greg Palmquist Grantsburg Animal Hospital


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Logan GramerVanderpoel

Brooke Simon

Mrs. Gunderson Webster

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Kim Store Manager Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foods Plus

Evelyn Nyberg The Lodge at Crooked Lake




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Isaac Smith

Zach Wambolt

Ms. Haspert Grantsburg

Mrs. Gunderson Webster

Bruce & Coke Scheider Kozy Kitchen

Jake and Sonja Jensen Jensen Furniture


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Jasper Bellanger

Rylie Schmidt

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Jessica, Teri, Morgan, Mariah, Alaina The Pet Store

Mindy Zappa and Megan Woods Mindyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menagerie Salon




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Piper Olson

Tristan Taylor

Ms. Hoefs Grantsburg

Mrs. Johnson Siren

Kelly Gerber Community Bank - Grantsburg

Michaela Lowe Taylor Excavating

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Going Big


pring’s biggest wedding trend is just that — big. Gone are the dainty, delicate touches of seasons past and in are big blooms, big bows and bold colors, says Harper’s Bazaar. Here are a few ways to take your ceremony to the next level.

Blooming Dresses

Designers are opting for big flowers, but not in the bouquet. Instead, look for posies as part of the gown itself. Rich embroideries, plush appliques and breathtaking accents were all spotted on designer runways. Remember, though, if you’ve got a giant geranium on your hemline to keep the flora toned down elsewhere.

Tone Up

Also spied on the catwalk: More bridal options than ivory or white. Perennial favorite designer Vera Wang showcased gowns in nude, violet and even bright red. Brides magazine says other designers turned their palettes purple and sent out a variety of pale lavender pieces.

Glitz and Glam

New gowns also offered up lots of dazzle in edgy metallic silhouettes. Also on trend: cascades of feathers, roaring ruffles and oversized bows. Again, with bold styling, remember to keep the rest of your ensemble simple to avoid looking too over the top.

A Variety of Shapes

Wedding dresses aren’t just waist-cinchers anymore. Try on a new shape like a swingy, flowy trapeze or a gown with an empire waist. These dresses are often easier to wear and require fewer layers than your more traditional gown. Ask your bridal shop to point you to a unique waist and length to flatter your shape.

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Hiring a Photographer F

or as much planning as go into them, your actual wedding day will probably pass in a blur. So it’s important to choose the right photographer to preserve memories for you to look back on. Keep reading for tips on choosing just the right photographer to preserve your special day. Do

Ask for a portfolio. A photographer’s portfolio showcases their best work. Ask to see a complete wedding set to get a better idea of how the photographer operates. Look for uniform quality in the shots and see that the photographer’s style matches your own. Come armed with questions. Typical questions should include if the photographer shoots digitally or with film, if they charge extra for travel or parking, and if there will be a written agreement for your events. Hint: There should be. Scour that quote. Be on the lookout for extras that you don’t need, like extra prints or a CD copy of your album. Don’t be afraid to ask to sub those items out for things you would like, such as a parents album or personalized thankyou cards. Go over your contract carefully to make sure your expectations and your photog-

rapher’s talents align.

Don’t Take the cheap route. A professional wedding photographer costs money. Don’t ever rely on Cousin Ed to take professional-grade shots (unless, of course, he is a professional wedding photographer. Then, if he offers, go ahead.) Overlook venue rules. It may sound silly to you, but venues usually have those rules for a very good reason. Sure, just one little wedding full of flashes won’t hurt the priceless artifacts behind your church’s altar, but think of a whole season’s worth of flashes, several times every Saturday. Prioritize product. Pay for the photographer, not the goods, says the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Who cares if you have giant canvas prints of your big day if you can’t stand to look at them?

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On Trend: Jump In


he wedding jumpsuit is officially a thing for 2019. If you’re a bride who bucks tradition and loves a good tailored trouser over puffy layers of tulle, you’re in luck this season.

Designers at all budget levels are jumping on board with a jumpsuit for every taste and style.


OK, so the jumpsuit may never be strictly traditional, but Brides magazine says the tradition-loving, jumpsuit-seeking bride should look for options in white or ivory with lace. Be sure to pick a suit that’s lined for modesty’s sake.


For the no-fussiest of no-fuss brides, it’s all about the fabric. Look for a simple silhouette in satin, let’s say. But with minimal details, what there is must be on point. Craftsmanship, especially in small details like pleating and straps, should be perfect. Ask your bridal shop for options and alterations for the best wedding-day fit.

Bohemian Go boho with lots of texture and embroidery. A flowy, romantic jumpsuit also pairs perfectly with the outdoor ceremony, so feel free. Wide leg versions mimic a skirt, but you can also find plenty in cropped lengths to let you shake a leg on the dance floor.

Dress or Pants? Both!

If you can’t make up your mind, look for a jumpsuit with a detachable skirt. On for the ceremony, off for partying it up at the reception. Make sure your maid of honor or bridesmaids know how to work the detachable skirt and that you’ll have a place to stash it while you party.


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Catering on a Budget T

he source of many a bridal headache, catering and menus may make up a huge chunk of your wedding budget. Ask these questions to pull off a stunning smorgasboard while staying within your budget.

Are you licensed?

This means your caterer hasn’t run afoul of your state’s department of health (not today, ptomaine) and also carries insurance. If the caterer is also providing bar service, make sure they’ve provided for your state and venue’s rules about alcohol.

Do you have references?

Talk to at least two references, preferably those that have had a similar style wedding or a similar number of guests. Ask particularly what it’s like to work with the caterer and what their personality is like.

What kinds of cuisine do you specialize in?

It should go without saying, but don’t hire someone who is known for their traditional American fare to lay out a sushi spread. If you’ve always dreamed of having a certain cuisine at your wedding, go for a caterer that specializes in that.

Is the meal full service? This means the caterer will attend to table settings, drinks and cleanup. If it’s not, be prepared to hire more staff and arrange for these things on your own.

Is there an additional fee for special requests? Someone there is going to be gluten-free or vegan or require other special meals. Ask the caterer if they can do that and, if so, if there’s an extra charge. Make sure to leave room in your budget.

Can I see serveware, table settings, linens, salt and pepper shakers, etc.? If your caterer offers these services, make sure to lay eyes on them before the big day. That way you can be sure the plates and tongs are up to your standards. If the caterer doesn’t bring these things, you’ll need to know so you can leave room in the budget for rental, either from your venue or a separate company.

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Trends in Wedding Rings


his yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engagement rings go way beyond the classic sparkler. Here are a few of the top engagement ring trends from the folks at InStyle.

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Put A Halo On It Halo effect rings have smaller diamonds ringing the center stone, often making it look larger than it is. Work with your jeweler to find the perfect diamond to accent this unique setting.

Pure Pear This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest diamond shape is the pear. A pear diamond, the Gemological Institute of America says, consists of the head (the bottom), the shoulder (where it starts to move toward the point), the belly (the middle), the wing (as the diamond tapers) and the point. GIA says the perfect pear has gently rounded shoulders and wings. Wings should form attractive arches so that the stone doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look too narrow or too short.

Twice as Nice, Bands and Stones If one giant diamond is good, two must be better. For the chicest of rocks, put two stones on one single band. Or, keep the single stone and choose a ring with a double band, lined in diamonds or not, your choice.

Gem Dandy More couples are ditching the traditional diamond

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Maximize your Flower Budget N ext to your dress, flowers are perhaps the most visible part of your wedding. According to Brides magazine, you should be budgeting around $3,000 for your big day’s blossoms. For that kind of money, you need to be careful who (and what) you pick. Here are some tips saving some green on your wedding flowers.

Think Seasonal

Ask your florist to work with seasonal foliage to not only give your wedding a sense of time and place but also to save on your budget. If you just have to have that special, costly flower, go for it, but ask the florist to keep it minimal and mix in other, less expensive blossoms.

Pump Up the Volume

Go for flowers with large, showy blooms instead of lots of smaller stems. Florists may also opt to mix in structural pieces like branches to make arrangements look fuller. Give the florist their head, but also reiterate that you’re on a budget.

Go Big, But Just Once If your heart says flowers everywhere on every surface but your wallet says bud vase, see if your florist can make one big show-stopping arrangement and deploy it effectively. Place this bad boy in one key area and opt for smaller, less-expensive

arrangements elsewhere.

Reuse Have the florist recycle ceremony flowers at the reception. And, when possible, use the

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On Trend: How Sweet it Is


othing has more potential for complications on your wedding day than the towering cake at the end of the reception hall.

They make entire TV shows about building (and moving) what may be the largest cake you’ll ever have to buy. Make your wedding shine and stay on the cutting edge with these cake trends.

Going Up

Towering cakes are hot right now, says American Cake Decorating, and brides are soaring past two- and three-tier cakes for eight- or nine-tiers of sugared bliss. These cakes come with serious logistics issues, though. Make sure your baker is comfortable making (and moving! Did we mention moving?!) such a tall cake, and that your venue will make this as easy as possible. Read: Please don’t make anyone bring a nine-tier cake up five flights of stairs.

Color is White Hot

Gone are pale pastels and blinding white icings. In are deep, moody colors and shining metallics. Look for ways to add shine with edible pearls and dramatic, elegant frosting colors. If you’re

going bold, balance it out with a simple, elegant cake shape and style. There can be too much of a good thing.

Get Naked Not like that. Naked cakes are the hottest of hot trends and feature cakes with little to no frosting and exposed edges and sides. Ask your baker to use buttercream for this application, which is a tad more heat friendly than heaps and swirls of frosting. Naked cakes also allow for the flavor of cakes and fillings to shine through. Make sure your baker makes an A+ cake and also take the opportunity to have fun with your filling.

Small World If big isn’t your thing, cut out the cake and go for a small dessert table filled with the couple’s favorite treats. Pies? Yup. Cookies? There. Fresh berries and cream? By the spoonful. This presentation offers up lots of variety and also makes for a heartwarmingly personal reception.

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Lighting: The New Rental


hen youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a wedding venue, you may not think of adding lighting.

Depending on the venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rules and regulations, you may be able to add some extra wattage to your ceremony. Keep reading for tips on how to get the best and brightest big day.

Go Big or Think Small

Lighting can be as simple as adding candles or lanterns (look for battery-operated LEDs if your venue doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow open flames). Or it could be as big as color washes on the walls, disco balls and a labyrinth of neon. Either way, you need your lighting to fit your budget and your venue. You need a lighting designer. Your venue may be able to recommend someone who has worked there in the past, or one of your other vendors may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Headgear is Back


ne wedding trend making its way back down the aisle is the bridal chapeau. There are lots of reasons for this, like a spate of royal weddings, but no matter what moves you to pick up a new hat, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re glad you did. Here are some tips for picking the perfect hat for your wedding. How To Pick a Hat For these hat tips, we turned to Good Housekeeping UK because, as we saw at the royal weddings, the British are obviously the professionals. The magazine says the first step is to pick the rest of your outfit, as the hat should complement the look in color, size and proportion. Make sure your hat accentuates the silhouette of your outfit and the shape of your face. People with a round face, for instance,

should choose an angular hat. Some rules: Wear your hair up with most hats and never don sunglasses with a hat.

Consider the Venue For most venues, Good Housekeeping says, avoid a floppy hat in favor of a structured hat, like a pillbox. Mothers of the bride and groom should make

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sure their faces are visible under their hats, and the mother of the bride always gets to wear the larger hat, unless both bride and groom are hosting the ceremony. Only guests going to an outdoor country wedding may choose a floppier hat with loose locks. Guests at an evening ceremony should choose smaller accessories, like an elegant comb.

Headbands This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head accessories arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your heavy 1990s tiara. Sleek bandeaus with minimal embellishments are in, as are smaller tiaras. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more elegant than blingy. Your bridal boutique will be able to recommend pieces to perfectly accentuate your dress.

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