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IT’S GRADUATION TIME: See area graduates in our annual Graduation Edition. INSIDE

Potential county campground gets cost analysis JONATHAN RICHIE EDITOR@BURNETTCOUNTYSENTINEL.COM


Dragon Tales

BURNETT COUNTY –– The county campground project has been delayed after Forest Administrator Jake Nichols brought to the Natural Resources committee numbers on what it will cost to build the campground. Nichols said the engineers estimate for the potential 32-site campground, about half with water and electricity hook-ups and the other half as primitive sites, will cost around $1.2 million to build. The proposed site is in the Town of Swiss which sent a letter to the committee last month which stated they were not in favor of the campground because building a campground could have adverse affects on Carter’s Bridge Road and wanted to know why the county was trying to compete with all the other private campgrounds in the area. The committee agreed to table any future possible county campground until after they research other county campgrounds and will revisit the subject at their June meeting.

Congratulations to Mrs. Hanson’s first grade class for logging the most minutes read in Siren Schools! Learn about why they’re hanging out with dragons and about the NHS reading incentive project on page 32.

Students learn how poppies honor veterans HARRIET RICE

WEBSTER––Thirty-five third graders at Webster Elementary School learned that the poppy is the official symbolic flower the American Legion uses to honor, celebrate and support America’s veterans. Each year in May, ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary, Otis Taylor Post 96, Webster visit the school to explain the legend of the poppy and to kick off a poster contest. On Friday, May 4, Paula Smith, June Dopkins, Pat Beetcher and Delores Lien visited Mrs. Stubbe’s and Mrs. Richeson’s class. Wearing a sundress made of red fabric with poppies, four-year-old Amanda Larson came along as


The official logo for Poppy Day

the Poppy Princess. “The poppies symbolize the sacrifices made by the men and women who served in the military,” explained Lien. She asked the students if they knew some-

Highway department has portion of snow removal costs

one who serves in the military, at the same time introducing Gene Dopkins, who served in the Army National Guard during World War II. Several children raised their hands, identifying family members currently serving. Both teachers’ spouses served in the Armed Forces, a fact revealed to their classes for the first time. According to an article in the May issue of American Legion Auxiliary magazine, Poppy Days are commemorated on Veterans Day in countries around the world. Americans have worn poppies in observance of both Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The American Legion brought

BURNETT COUNTY –– Michael Hoefs, Highway Commissioner explained to the infrastructure committee that this spring has been difficult on his department in terms of snow removal and their budget, but he did have good news. “Our snow removal expenses are pretty big for the year at around $400,000 and just expenses through the end of April have reached $375,000,” Hoefs said. “Now that doesn’t include our sales. Since we produce salt and sand to sell to other municipalities. That amounts to about $184,000.” Hoefs said that realistically they have spent around $190,000 during this season.




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Nichols said that his department has written and submitted a number of grants for the campground. His department has put a lot of time into this project and he wanted to know if they intended on going forward. County Supervisor Steve Austin said he could not believe the $1.2 million price tag. He said that was far too much for the 32 sites and that the costs should be re-assessed. Austin owns the Oak Ridge Inn and Campground in Webb Lake and said it’s a tough business. “These revenue numbers seem off as well,” Austin said. Another issue the committee discussed is where to put the campground. Some suggested putting it on the west side of the county, but it was brought up that the people that are coming up here are looking to be on the ATV trails. “The weekend warriors that come up here want the trail to be right there on the campground,” Austin said. “They don’t want to have to go to the trail.” This is a discussion that has been ongoing in the county for the campground and the jail. It’s not just the initial cost that needs to be taken care of, but the continued maintenance costs of running a campground. Burnett County Sheriff’s Deputy and Rec officer Ryan Bybee gave his report to the committee and it was focused on ATV’s illegally operating on the Gandy Dancer Trail. “We’ve been busy,” Bybee said. He said two weeks ago there were two individuals riding ATVs on the Gandy. “These are not the same individuals we always see, they’re not repeat offenders,” Bybee said. “They see an opportunity to go on the trail and they take it.” ATVs are prohibited on the Gandy during the summer months and Bybee explained the damage it is doing to the trail. “There are significant ruts on sections of the trail that go eight to ten inches deep,” Bybee said. Nichols said that this happens every year on the trail and he has been dealing with it for about 20 years. “It only takes one person that doesn’t care or doesn’t know to create one of these ruts,” Nichols said. Austin then asked Bybee about his department and if they’ve got the proper equipment for the job. “Best case scenario for us would be for us to have an ATV and a UTV. That combination would be the most efficient way to patrol the trail system,” Bybee said. Bybee added that the DNR wants more UTVs patrolling in the area and has offered $10,000 to help the county purchase one. County Supervisor Chuck Anderson gave the monthly tourism report and said the state is worried about the counties tourism numbers. “They’re worried because Burnett County tourism numbers have flattened,” Anderson said. County Supervisor Gene Olson said that former UW-Extension Community Development Educator Mike Kornmann was asked to do too much including tourism reports. “Mike was asked to do too much and the tourism report is being affected,” Olson said. Anderson noted the county website numbers are down because nobody is maintaining it since Kornmann left in March for a position as Village Administrator in Port Edwards.


New committee member and County Supervisor Richard Anderson, had Hoefs confirm that his department doesn’t operate with a seasonal budget for winter but a yearly budget for snow removal. Hoefs added that he sees some major expenses coming up this fall with bulk sand and salt purchases equalling about $200,000. He said it was an estimate because he still does not know exactly how much salt the highway department currently has. “I’ll know more at the end of the month for how much salt we have right now,” Hoefs said. During Hoefs report he spoke about the sign truck, currently just a chassis, and difficulties he has been having with the vendor building the body of the truck. He said that communication with the man in charge has not been satisfactory. “We asked to send a couple of guys down there to look at the site and were denied access,” Hoefs said. “Then we found out the guy has been in trouble with the feds and the property was seized by the federal government.” Hoefs said the only thing on the man’s property was their truck, that had not moved since it arrived there. Committee Chair and County Supervisor Jeremy Gronski said the department was very lucky that the chassis was not sold at the auction. “If we were a private entity we would not have been able to get it back,” Hoefs said. “We’re public and part of the county and that’s the only reason we were able to get the truck

back.” This led to a brief conversation on which vendors the committee and the county can trust and Hoefs explained his plan for getting the sign truck finished. “I want the body built soon, so I’ve got three of four vendors coming in, in the near future, and I’m going to have them sell to us,” Hoefs said. Sticking to the theme of odd events, Gary Faught Maintenance Supervisor gave his monthly report to the committee and said that one of the

‘We always need more space for holding meetings.’ Nate Ehalt County Administrator jails inmates made an escape attempt in the shower. “He got a hold of a wire off of a bucket or something,” Faught said. “So he was trying to chip away the wall out of the shower up there.” The escape attempt cost about $190 to repair. Future projects At last month’s meeting the committee decided they would take a list of possible government center projects that would be the most beneficial for everyone. Almost immediately some committee members voiced concerns about making these specific decisions. Gronski said that he is only in the building a few days a month and does not have the knowledge of the building to make large improvement

suggestions. He added that he has never been up to the courtroom. Supervisor Emmett Byrne said he felt “iffy” about committee members alone making these decisions. County Administrator Nate Ehalt told the committee the greatest need the government center has is meeting space. “We always need more space for holding meetings,” Ehalt said. “The break room and the sheriff’s department is where the focus should be.” Ehalt said that ever since he arrived to work for the county he has heard the sheriff’s department say they need more space for evidence storage and updated interview rooms. “Those interview rooms are not just used by the sheriff’s department, but is also used by HHS (Health and Human Services) to interview children or other people on sensitive topics,” Ehalt said. Gronski said he once was working alone in the county board room and was inadvertently hearing an interview taking place on the other side of the partition. He described it as hearing things he probably should not be hearing. No action was taken by the committee but all members seemed to be on the same page with looking into more meeting room space along with updated storage space and interview rooms for the sheriff’s department. Ehalt said he would find out more information for the committee on those projects. He concluded by saying that other projects like additional security needed for the courtroom, but that would be a much more costly project.

POPPIES: students learn about symbolic day

dating back to WWI in the French Flanders region CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

National Poppy Day® to the United States by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day – May 25 this year. Poppies are never sold; they are given away, but donations are welcome. The activity is one of several fundraisers the ALA conducts all year. The monies are used to send comfort items to veterans’ hospitals as well as fund scholarships and student leadership programs such as Badger State. The custom is traced back to 1918, when Mona Michael popularized the idea of wearing a poppy flower in memory of those who lost their lives in World War I. She drew inspiration from the poem In Flanders Fields, written by WWI Col. John McCrae in his sorrow at looking at rows and rows of graves where his comrades recently had been buried. Poppy seeds can lie dormant for years, yet bloom brilliantly when the soil is disturbed or freshly dug. After the battles were fought in WWI, the blood red poppies flourished in France and Belgium when battlefields became burial grounds. The red flowers suddenly bloomed


Amanda Larson is Webster’s American Legion Otis Taylor Post 96 2018 Poppy Princess.

among the newly dug graves of fallen service members, turning the graveyards into fields of red. In the early 1920s, the poppy was adopted by the American Legion as its official memorial flower to honor WWI veterans, and is used to this day to honor veterans of all past conflicts. Smith invited the children to create posters illustrating what the poppies and Memorial Day means to each of them. She also suggested “when you meet a veteran, say ‘thank you,’ and give them a hug.” The students will have class time to work on their entries, with teacher assistance. The artwork will be judged by a panel at the upcoming American Legion district meeting on Saturday, May 19 in Webster. The posters will be displayed in the Webster Community Center during the annual ALA Memorial Day Dinner on Monday, May 28, then returned to the students. “In Flanders Field the poppies grow Between the crosses row on row...” Written by Col. John McCrae on Dec. 8, 1915. [Historical segments reprinted with permission from the American Legion Auxiliary magazine]


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THURSDAY, MAY 17 Nature’s Story Time ST. CROIX FALLS—10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Wisconsin Interstate Park. For pre-schoolers and their caregivers. Story, song, and nature activities. Come dressed for the weather. For more information contact 715483-3747 or ColleenM.Tolliver@wisconsin. gov.

Food Distribution WEBSTER— 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Connections located next door to Minit Mart. No charge. Sponsored by Yellow Lake Food Distribution and God’s People Serving.

Historical Society Meeting FREDERIC—6 p.m., Frederic Soo Line Depot/Museum. The Frederic Area Historical Society will discuss the summer schedule and upcoming projects. New members are welcome. For more information, contact 715-327-4158.

Local Guest Author WEBSTER— 7 p.m., Larsen Family Public Library. Peter H. Kwong, author of Wok & Roll column visits the library.

Historical Society Meeting GRANTSBURG—6 p.m., Grantsburg Senior Center. The Grantsburg Area Historical Society is hosting a presentation on the Crex Carpet Company with Lauren Finch. Public welcome. Enjoy “dining at five” or just come for the presentation.

Spring Wild Herb Class LUCK— 7 p.m. Natural Alternative Food Co-op. Nancy Graden shows how to use wild spring herbs to make tinctures and tonics. There is a fee and reservations are required. For more information, call 715472-8084.


Wildlife Painting Workshop GRANTSBURG—8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Crex Meadows. Wildlife artist Jim Springett guides participants through painting a mallard with oil paints. There is a fee and pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Lauren at 715-463-2739.

Bass Fishing Tournament SIREN— 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Clam Lake. 40th annual Tim McGarry Spring Invitational. Sponsored by G-LOC Jigs & Tackle. For more information, call 715-410-4772.

MONDAY , MAY 21 Christian Women’s Connection CENTER CITY, MN—11:30 a.m., Chisago Lake Lutheran church. Royal Wedding Tea features speakers Mary Anderson on quilting and Ellein Lutz on finding your inner pioneer. There is a fee. Reservations and cancellations required: call or text Diane at 651-808-8579 by May 15 at noon. For other questions, call Barb at 651-465-6635.

Blood Drive GRANTSBURG—12 - 6 p.m., T-Dawgs Grill and Conference Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit Sponsor code: Grantsburg.

TUESDAY, MAY 22 Republican Party Meeting SIREN— 7 p.m., Government Center, Room 162. Sponsored by Burnett County Republican Party.

Blood Drive SIREN—11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Siren Auxiliary Covenant Church. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit Sponsor code: SirenWebster.

Free Bread Friday FALUN— 9 a.m. until gone, Trinity Lutheran Church. For more information, call 715-689-2271.

Benefit Rummage Sale LUCK— 4 - 8 p.m. Ruby’s Retreat. Also Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cash for Cancer to benefit local individuals battling cancer and to the American Cancer Society. Location is the former Home and Away Ministries building.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Meow Market Plant and Vegetable Sale WEBSTER—10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Peggy Schilling Animal Adoption Center, Highway 35 and Cty Road D. Plants, vegetables, baked goods, and crafts for sale. Benefits the Humane Society of Burnett County. For more information, visit, email, or 715-866-4096.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 Blood Drive DANBURY—11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Swiss Town Hall. To make an appointment, call 1-800RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood. org Sponsor code: Danbury.

THURSDAY, MAY 24 ST. CROIX FALLS—10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Wisconsin Interstate Park. For pre-schoolers and their caregivers. Story, song, and nature activities. Come dressed for the weather. For more information contact 715483-3747 or ColleenM.Tolliver@wisconsin. gov.

Food Distribution PINE CITY—5 p.m., National Guard Armory. There is a fee. Sponsored by Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution.

Community Meal

FREDERIC—10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilderness Fellowship Ministries. Katie Tewalt - paramedic and Caylin Muehlberg - EMT will cover various first aid topics. A free will offering will be collected. Lunch will be available for an additional cost. Register by May 17 at programs@wildernessfellowship. com or 715-327-8564

GRANTSBURG—5 p.m. until gone. Brask-Fossum-Janke American Legion Post 185. There is a fee.

Food Distribution

Bird Festival GRANTSBURG—7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Crex Meadows. Guided tours, songbird banding, presentation and kids’ activities. Some events require pre-registration. For more information, contact Lauren at 715-463-2739.

Fishing Tournament WEBSTER— 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Yellow Lake by Ike Walton Lodge. Webster Lions Walleye Tournament. For more information, contact 715-566-1810 or 17larryfishhaw17@

Arts and Crafts Fair WEBSTER—9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Webster High School football field. Free to public, over 150 vendors. For questions contact Dawn Sargent 612-749-6980 or visit

Chicken Barbecue DANBURY—11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Gandy Dancer Saloon. There is a fee. Sponsored by Webster Lions Club. For more information, visit DANBURY—8 a.m - 4 p.m. Also Sunday, May 27. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. For more information, call 715-866-8890 or visit

American Legion Rummage Sale WEBSTER— 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Webster Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Otis Taylor, Post 96 of the American Legion.

Pancake Breakfast WEBSTER— 7 - 11 a.m., Webster Community Center. There is a fee. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 564 of Webster, Siren, and Grantsburg.

Used Book Sale WEBSTER—10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Larsen Family Public Library. For more information, call 715 - 866-7697 or visit

SUNDAY, MAY 27 Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast DANBURY— 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. For more information, call 715-866-8890 or visit theforts. org.

ATV Poker Run DANBURY— 4 - 7 p.m., starts/ends at the Fish Bowl Bar & Grill. Eight locations. There is a fee. Benefits Burnett County ATV Campground campaign. Sponsored by Turf and Tundra ATV Club. 715-259-3405.

Casino Night A & H— 7 p.m. - 12 a.m., The Local, 2397 County Rd A. Black Jack, Hold’em,Bingo and raffles. Early Bird Special: get 20 percent above your investment from 7 - 8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit lakes & Pines SnoTrails. For more information, call 715-6356225.

TUESDAY, MAY 29 WEBSTER— 5 - 6 p.m., Webster Baptist Church. Everyone welcome. Free will offering.

Full Moon Program DANBURY—6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Visitors Center, Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. Find out what is special about the May full moon. Family-friendly and open to the public. There is a fee for non-members. No reservations necessary. For more information call 715-886-8890 or visit

THURSDAY, MAY 31 Nature’s Story Time

Free Bread Friday

ST. CROIX FALLS—10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Wisconsin Interstate Park. For pre-schoolers and their caregivers. Story, song, and nature activities. Come dressed for the weather. For more information contact 715483-3747 or ColleenM.Tolliver@wisconsin. gov.

Mud Bog HERTEL— Also May 26,27, and 28. There is a fee. For more information, call 715-4684451 or follow at


Garden & Art Show

Big Gust Days

LUCK— 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28. For more information, call 715-472-4700 or follow

GRANTSBURG—June 1 - 3, downtown Grantsburg. Community garage sales, Food and art vendors, motorcycle, car and tractor show,children activities, plant sales, For more information, contact

American Legion Rummage Sale WEBSTER— 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Webster Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Otis Taylor, Post 96 of the American Legion.

THIRD MONDAY Webster School Board 6 p.m.

THIRD WEDNESDAY Town of Union 5 p.m. (Dec-Mar meetings at Webster Fire Hall)

Webb Lake American Legion 7 p.m.

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

Burnett County Democrats 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 Republican Party 7p.m. Government Center, Room 162

FIRST MONDAY Town of Webb Lake 6 p.m.

FIRST TUESDAY Otis Taylor American Legion Post 96 7 p.m.

FIRST THURSDAY Webb Lake Men’s Club 11:30 a.m.

Food and Friends Dinner

FRIDAY, MAY 25 FALUN— 9 a.m. until gone, Trinity Lutheran Church. For more information, call 715-689-2271.


Spring Encampment and Plant Sale

Nature’s Story Time

First Aid Class

GRANTSBURG— 9:30-11:30 a.m., 320 S Brad Street. The Grantsburg Area Food Shelf.


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

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ies know that they will be down for a while each spring, why not over produce before the conversion? Stay with me here, you will see a theme. Analysts say that the reason crude oil prices are rising is because Saudi Arabia and Russia have successfully limited their production, drying up some of the oversupply in the global market. It should also be noted that domestic oil production is setting records. According to a story by CNBC, “U.S. crude oil production broke 10 million barrels a day in November for the first time since production peaked in 1970, at the start of a decades long decline. The U.S. is the world’s third largest oil producer, and its status is growing. Russia is the largest, with about 11 million barrels a day.” So, we are producing more oil here than in nearly half a century, and prices continue to rise? I wasn’t good at economics, but I believe the rule is the larger the supply, the lower the price and vice versa. Oh, then there’s the recent development of investors purchasing oil and gas futures for a higher return on their investment. Speculation in the markets in the past has driven up the cost of oil and gasoline with no supply and demand indicators of a need for a higher price.

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Dear Editor, Wisconsin has made considerable progress when it comes to encouraging motorists to wear their safety belt every time they travel. Over the last decade, Wisconsin’s safety belt use rate has increased from about 74 percent (in 2009) to nearly 90 percent today. While that’s encouraging, we still see far too many people who make the dangerous - and frankly - irresponsible decision to not wear a safety belt. As part of national efforts to encourage all motorists to buckle up, Burnett County Law Enforcement Officers will be joining law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin as part of the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization May 21 to June 3. The reason we enforce Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law is not to write citations - but to save lives and prevent needless injuries. Consider for a moment that the 10 percent of Wisconsin motorists who fail to buckle up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in traffic crashes each year. In Wisconsin, motorists can be stopped and cited for failing to wear a safety belt. In addition, drivers can also be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. During Click It or Ticket - and throughout the year - we want all motorists to be safe, abide by all traffic laws, and always remember to buckle up - every seat, every trip. Sheriff Wilhelm Grantsburg Chief Schinzing Siren Chief Sybers Webster Police Department Dear Editor, This message is to express my appreciation to those who organized the fabulous 2018 “Party for a Lifetime” and 2018 Sole Burner - and those who participated in those events in any and every way! Being very presumptuous and speaking for all of us who have cancer, it felt like you participated in those events for each of us individually. I find it so humbling to know that so many people devoted time, money, and energy that ultimately impacts each of us - it felt so personal. A simple thank you isn’t enough, but we are so grateful, thank you. “Bob”

I’m sure everyone found something wonderful about this weekend. Spring is in full swing, as the sounds of mowers and weed whippers filled the air! Or the birds singing loudly to announce their work. Even though we need rain, you were probably glad it didn’t rain on your day. Many took time to honor mothers, grandmothers or the special women in your life by helping with chores around the house or yard, giving a beautiful card or floral arrangement, or having a favorite meal out so no one had to cook. Or maybe you spent some time in reflection of those who are no longer with us.

We had our monthly potluck and had our usual assortment of food. We had a nice crowd and people stayed for social time after the potluck. We played 500 in the afternoon. We ended up having seven full tables. I hope all you mothers had a nice day doing things you enjoy with your families. My sons and grandson were home the weekend before Mother’s Day. It is always fun to spend time with the family. Rose Miller, Barb Geske and Diane Norman decorated for spring. Rose’s magic fingers did a nice job on the basket of flowers for the piano. The seniors would like to thank the Village crew (Jim, Virgil, and Kent) for

doing such a great job keeping the streets and sidewalks free of snow and ice. They work hard to keep our village looking nice. Thanks guys! Our 500 winners were Butch Connor, Arnie Borcheert, Barb Geske, Marilyn Niles, and Roger Greely. Lorna Erickson got the 9 bid. Spade winners were Lorna Erickson, Julie Schauer, Sue Christensen, Marilyn Niles and John LaFond. Gerry Vogel and Virginia Martin shared the 9 bid. Dates to mark on your calendar: • May 17 — Monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m. • May 19— Armed Forces Day • May 28 —Memorial Day (don’t forget to buy your poppies)

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Are you enjoying the sunshine? We are loving the spring changes with the ice and snow gone and the green grass. Spring brings a season of many things that need to be done like window washing, planting gardens, et cetera but it is a joyful season. I love to hear the birds, the loons and all the other spring noises. I see the paper is advertising lots of garage sales. It seams like most churches in the area have a garage sale along with bake sales to make money for the church. Siren is having a clean up day on Saturday, May 12, where you can drop off items and get rid of things like furniture and appliances. This is a nice way to get rid of some things we no longer need.

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BURNETT COUNTY––The Administration committee on Monday morning asked for more financial information for two separate requests. The first was for a $25,000 one-time donation to the Burnett County Humane Society and the second was to approve two new jailer/dispatch positions. Peggy Tolbert of the Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc. came back to the administration committee in hopes of getting her funding request approved by the committee. The request is to help the humane society remodel a building they recently purchased at 7410 County Road D. “This new project has to be sustainable for us,” Tolbert said. “We will fail at expanding or growing at our current facility. The new building is our only sustainable option.” Their new building needs extensive remodeling. Tolbert said the lease for 30 years has already been paid off. “It was one dollar a year for 30 years, we paid it off up front,” Tolbert said. Tolbert told a story about a large dog that’s face was full of quills from a porcupine, it cold not eat and was at least 30 pounds underweight. “The dog was eventually brought into the humane society and from there it was taken to an emergency veterinarian in Spooner,” Tolbert explained. “People expect the hu-

mane society to take care of these things.” She brought a list of donors that donate monthly or annually to the humane society that was 22 pages long and said that 90 percent of their donations carry over from year to year. This is the third time Tolbert has presented to the committee in hopes of getting this funding. During that time she has gone to the towns associations and has asked for $500 per municipality in the community. She said she has received about 50 percent of the projected $1,200. County Supervisor Gerald Pardun said that the Town of Swiss, where he also serves as a supervisor, has given $1,000 annually for a number of years. He added that the humane society provides “excellent services.” Tolbert said that they hope to have a doggy day care center as well as cat and coffee times where senior citizens can come in and spend some time with cats. County Supervisor Jeremy Gronski, pointed out that the humane society is a non-profit and asked the question why is this non-profit the one that would get the money. He prefaced the comment by saying he does not wish to sound cold, but the committee should be focused on the money. Tolbert than said she would come back to the committee with more information on their financials.

Jailer/dispatch update Jail Administrator Mark Schmidt brought a packet full of data in hopes of getting two new jailer/dispatch positions approved after getting the same positions approved earlier this month at the public safety meeting. Schmidt explained that by approving these positions they would not have to pay so much overtime costs and would not have to budget so much for reserve workers. County Administrator Nate Ehalt, said that whenever positions are added somewhere it is inevitable that services or a position will be cut somewhere else due to the levy restrictions to the county. The positions would, with full benefits, cost around $64,500 for each position. Schmidt said he would hope he could get both jailer/dispatchers working by September 1. However the committee made no decision and said they would put it off until they have more information.

In other items; Chairman Don Taylor and Supervisor Gronski were approved to go to Washington D.C. for NACO White House Event for the State of Wisconsin officials. The committee approved the Sheriff’s Departments request to fill the radio communication/technology specialist position with the internal promotion process.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Death of prison inmate was from hanging; likely a suicide ALLOUEZ—Authorities say a convicted child molester found dead at the Green Bay Correctional Institution in Allouez died of hanging. Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Moungey was found dead May 3. Brown County Sheriff John Gossage tells USA Today Network-Wisconsin that Moungey was alone in his cell when he was found. Sheriff’s investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before ruling out a crime, but they say indications are the death was a suicide. Moungey was serving a 31-year sentence on Dodge County convictions related to sexual assault and child pornography. He also was facing sex crime charges in Green Lake County.

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SIREN –– Two Siren residents were arrested for maintaining a drug trafficking place in the village after over half a pound of marijuana was found in their apartment. Police also found a long rifle, multiple ammunitions and drug paraphernalia. Roger A. Mulroy, 58, was also charged with possession of marijuana, felon possessing a firearm and a probation violation. Heidi R. Mulroy, 40, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and both charged with possession of THC with intent to deliver (>2001000 grams). Roger Mulroy According to the police report, they recovered 231.59 grams of marijuana, a scale, pre-packaged baggies, allegedly ready for sale, along with $511. A probation and parole agent called Siren Police officer Trevor Thiex after they had detained Roger Mulroy at his apartment at 7720 Johnson Street for allegedly having marijuana. Heidi Mulroy Theix arrived at the apartment, which is located directly behind the police department offices, and went in with Roger. Roger identified one of the chairs in the residence and told Theix that there was marijuana in the chair’s seat cushion. The material weighed out to 1.55 grams and a field test of the material came back positive for THC. At this point Roger was no longer detained, but was under arrest. Theix found a blue cooler containing 62 grams of bud marijuana and 115 grams of cut material from a marijuana plant. They also found three pipes and all have burnt marijuana residue in them. All items and material were tested and came back positive for the presence of THC. Siren Police officer Aaron Bentley was also called to the scene. When he arrived he found a bolt action .22 rifle and saw a box with a number of glass jars that smelled like marijuana. Roger and Heidi were both transported to Burnett County Jail.

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In other items: The board approved Police Chief Chris Sybers request to apply for a crosswalk enforcement grant. They also approved a base sewer increase rate of $2.00 per month effective July 1, 2018. Starwire Technologies is moving from their current location on Main Street in Siren to State Road 35 between Daniels Plumbing and Heating and the Professional Tutor. The board approved changes to the buildings facade. The board authorized 40 hours of part-time police coverage for the remainder of 2018 for help during festivals. Siren Police Department is joining the Sheriff’s Department and Webster Police Department in their purchase of Spillman RMS/911 software. The annual payments for five years will be $3,374.60 and they will have to make a maintenance pre-payment of $13,346 in January of 2019.






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Amsterdam Slough County Supervisor Emmett Byrne came to the meeting looking for help as he attempts to get the water level of the Amsterdam Slough, a wildlife area northwest of Siren off of County Road D, lowered. Byrne said he is going around to a number of villages and towns looking for support to lower the Amsterdam Slough. He told the Siren Village Board that current high water levels are having a massive impact on Crooked Lake. Byrne said he has asked the DNR to lower the damn at Amsterdam Slough because the high water level on Crooked Lake is eroding the shoreline. “It’s the highest I’ve ever seen,� Byrne said. “The DNR told me that this higher level is the new normal water level. Soon it’ll be on Highway 35 there.� Byrne is hoping he can get the support from municipalities and take that to the county board for approval to put pressure on the DNR. The board approved to support Byrne’s resolution.



SIREN –– The village board room in Siren was surprisingly full when President Dave Alden called their monthly meeting to order last week. The attendance was related to an agenda item for supporting a resolution on opening up the Gandy Dancer Trail for ATV use during the summer. Members from the Lake Country Pedalers sat patiently as they were given time to voice their concerns about opening up the trail for ATVs. Steve Pearson of Oakland spoke first. He said that he believes bicyclists will stop using the trail if it is opened up to ATV or UTV use in the summer. “I’ve been a bicyclist my whole life and have been riding the Gandy Dancer Trail since its creation,� Pearson said. “I’ll stop using the trail, as will others, over safety concerns if motorized vehicles are openly using it during the summer.� Pearson added that the ATV and motorized vehicles get the trail for the winter. “Let’s not take away the one place for bikers in the county,� Pearson said. “We should be doing more for the trails. Like in Polk County they’re putting up kiosks on the Gandy.� The Pedalers have 12 organized rides over the summer and eight organized rides planned for the fall. Karen Howe, Siren resident and business owner, wrote a letter to the board saying that opening the Gandy trail to ATVs “will essentially close down the trail for use by bikers, walkers and runners.� Mary Moe reminded the committee that last fall the DNR released a study that says Polk and Burnett counties need more non-motorized trails. Former Siren Village President Larry Blauhauvitz said bikers look for a place with no traffic. “The Gandy is the only place I can ride in the county that I’m not consistently looking over my shoulder for potential traffic,� Blauhauvitz said. He said the three things he looks at when going on a trail are will there be cars, will there be dogs and what is the surface like. “It’s not blacktop on the Gandy, but it’s packed down and hard. Great for bikes,� Blauhauvitz said. “ATVs make large ruts and that loosens the gravel, which is very dangerous for bicyclists.� Blauhauvtiz reiterated the same statement as Pearson with regards to sharing the Gandy throughout the year. Motorized ATVs and snowmobiles in the winter and during the summer opened to bikes, walkers and runner sis working was his main point. Former County Supervisor Chuck Awe was at the meeting, and he told the village board about a group of individuals from California that specifically flew into the Burnett County Airport because it was such close proximity to the Gandy. “These were high-end executives and doctors that were in the area for a conference,� Awe said. “They rented bikes and rode from Webster to Frederic and then to Siren.� Awe spoke with a few of them and they told him it’s such a beautiful area and they were thankful to have the opportunity to ride the Gandy. Siren Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Moeller, said both groups are valuable to the economy of Siren. She said nation-wide, bicyclists add $133 million to the economy and ATV riders add $199 million (bikes don’t purchase fuel.) “Young people and families are generally looking for silent sports like walking or biking,� Moeller said. “There are also lots of ATV enthusiasts up here as well. It has to be possible to meet the needs of both groups.� As the Village felt they did not have all of the facts and figures needed to make a decisions, Dave Alden

suggested that they table the issue until the County Board of Supervisors discusses it. It is not on the County Board’s May agenda at this time.





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WEBSTER –– The Village of Webster has a new Chief of Police in Stephenie Wedin. The village board had a special meeting on May 2 to approve offering the position to Wedin and according to Trustee Sarah Casady an offer was made and accepted by Wedin. At the monthly full board meeting last Wednesday, they unanimously approved the hire. Wedin is currently a sergeant with the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department. The Webster Village Board has delayed paving Bass Avenue due to an increase in asphalt costs in the aftermath of the Husky Energy refinery explosion last month. Prices have already risen 25 to 30 percent on materials and is expected to continue to rise over the summer. Village Trustee Tim Maloney suggested mailing letters out to Bass Avenue residents explaining why the project is being delayed and the rest of the board agreed. Interim Police Chief Chris Sybers was at the meeting and relayed a message from earlier in the day of the

rise and potential continued rise in oil ago and it was eventually approved by prices. the insurance company. He said their “Everyone is being advised to hold off village clerk/treasurer would be able to on projects until prices go back down,” help them with the situation. Sybers said. “If you haven’t got your The board had a brief discussion bids in yet, it is best to wait it out.” about their options and decided they The board has signed on to enter the would file the claim again. agreement with the Sheriff’s DepartSpace Walk Inflatable of Burnett ment and Siren Police County and Northwest WisDepartment to buy Spillman consin is coming to Webster. RMS/911 system. Branch Managers Mark and The system will cost the Teresa Thoms introduced village $2,249.60 for the first themselves to the village five years with another oneboard to explain their new time payment of $8,956 for business. pre-pay maintenance costs. Their son, Mark Thoms That one-time cost is based III - another branch managon the number of officers er- led the discussion and and vehicles the department explained that Space Walk uses. rents out bouncy houses and Chris Sybers Director of Public Works other fun large inflatable Interim Police Chief Jay Heyer, said the Village units. had a water main break that backed up “They have no weight limits,” he said. into one of the village residents base“So they’re not just for kids, adults can ment. An insurance claim was denied use them too.” by the village’s insurance company and He added that along with the regular the resident’s homeowners insurance. bouncy houses, they also have obstacle Heyer said it was thousands of dollars courses. worth of clean up. The elder Mark Thoms said they had Sybers told the board that a similar moved in a month ago and are using event happened in Siren a few years an empty lot on West Poplar Street to

inflate, wash and inspect their inflatables. He said they also have a 17-foot movie screen and a popcorn machine that is available for renting out. “We are fully licensed and insured,” Mark said. “We rent out to schools and individuals.” Space Walk Inflatables is a nation-wide business that began in 1959. Space Walk of Burnett County and Northwest Wisconsin also serves St. Croix, Polk, Barron and Washburn counties. For more information on Space Walk Inflatables go to bcw. “Let us know when you want a bouncy house,” the younger Mark told the board as he left the meeting.

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In other news: Webster recently hired Linda Luhman as a part-time administrative assistant for the Police Department. She gave an update on the work she has been doing. The board also approved their annual donation of $200 to the Restorative Justice.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Report: worker shortage in Wisconsin long-term care industry MADISON—A study by a coalition of Wisconsin health care organizations says the state’s shortage of long-term care providers is continuing to grow. The “Long-term Care Workforce Crisis” report found that about 1-in-5 direct caregiver positions in Wisconsin are unfilled, up from 1-in-7 positions in 2016, Wisconsin Public Radio reported . The report was assembled by the Wisconsin Health Care Association, the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living, the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association, LeadingAge Wisconsin and the Disability Service Provider Network. Beginning wages are deterring potential workers from applying for positions, with the median hour starting wage at $10.75, the report said. Other starting positions outside of the health care industry have hourly starting wages at $12 an hour. Facilities are cutting back services

because they don’t have enough staff, despite growing demand for long-term care, said Sarah Bass, the operations and communications director of the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association. The state’s low rate of Medicaid reimbursement plays a large role in keeping provider wages down, the report said. Lawmakers added about $60 million for Medicaid reimbursement for skilled nursing care in the latest state budget. The state should continue such efforts to address the issue, the coalition said. Other initiatives are also trying to address the long-term issue. The WisCaregiver Career Program aims to recruit, test, train and retain 3,000 newly certified nursing assistants, said John Vander Meer, executive director of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living. About two-thirds of the state’s nursing home residents receive Medicaid.

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GRANTSBURG –– The Village of Grantsburg has been courted and will be leaving U.S. Bank and will be transitioning all their accounts to Community Bank, a process that will take several months. Village Treasurer Sheila Meyer said it began when the village was approached by a bank with a proposal earlier this year and she started looking at all other options for the village. Meyer said one of the draws to Community Bank is they have a fewer transaction fees than U.S. Bank. Grantsburg’s Administration committee made the suggestion last month to make the change and on Monday night, the full board approved the switch with one opposing vote from Trustee Russell Stone. Village President Larry Ebersold said that the change is due to corporate issues and added, “they’ve gotten too big for their britches.” Community Development Block Grant Before the official village board meeting two public hearings were held on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Wisconsin Avenue Assessment. S.E.H. was looking for public input. They did not receive any. “We’ve brought several resolutions to the board tonight with the overall goal of making downtown Grantsburg better for its residents,” said Dan Penzkover of S.E.H. Design. Penzkover said the CDBG project is meant to cover as many projects as possible like re-doing sidewalks, making crosswalks more noticeable and possibly replacing street lights. The total cost of the project is estimated at $760,000. The board passed a number of reso-


Dan Penzkover of S.E.H. Design explained the CDBG projects to the board. If they receive the 50/50 grant it will cost the village $380,000.

lutions related to the CDBG including adopting a citizen plan and committing to match funds which would be $380,000. The CDBG is a 50/50 grant, meaning the grant will cover half the cost and the village will cover the other half. The board made it clear that if they do not receive the CDBG they will not be moving forward with the project, but will instead continue applying for the grant. The Wisconsin Avenue project is focused on replacing the water main lines from Brad Street to Oak Street. That project was bid out to a private company for $302,000. The village has applied for loans and grants to cover some of those costs. Construction on that project is expected to start later in the summer. Fire Prevention reports Every month Village Trustee Diane Barton brings a long list of fire prevention inspection reports. Fire Chief

Cory Barnette goes around the village and inspects buildings for possible violations like fire exit signs not working, fire extinguishers not serviced or smoke and fire detectors needing replacing. One of the reports submitted for the meeting said a fire extinguisher had not been properly serviced since 2003. Barton explained that after Barnette does his initial inspection, he goes back after 30 days for a re-inspection. There are currently no monetary penalties if the issue is not fixed, and Barton said there are a handful of property owners and businesses that simply do not make the proper fixes because there is no recourse if the issues are not taken care of. Barton said that the St. Croix Falls Fire Department is looking into a fine system for repeat offenders. Village Trustee Greg Peer was in favor of the decision saying, “it would be nice to have some teeth on these things.”

MADISON—Wisconsin Department of Justice attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a request to review the conviction of an inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” documentary series. Brendan Dassey’s attorneys have argued for years that investigators coerced him into confessing that he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was 16 at the time.

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In other items: The board approve giving $5,000 to the cemetery association to help them with lawn mowing costs. President of the cemetery association Dick Erickson, said it will cost $10,278 to hire the services of Johnson and Sons. Erickson said it was a three percent increase from last years prices. Joe Cremin and Sarah McLain of Starwire made their second appearance in front of the village board. They discussed with Chris Bartlett about installing antenna onto the south water tower in Grantsburg. The village attorney will be looking over the contracts. Mike Jehlicka of the Grantsburg Airport Association came to the meeting to announce his Flying Hamburger Social that will be held at the Grantsburg Airport on June 12. Georgianne Kleiss was on the agenda to ask about getting a courtesy/loaner car for pilots who come fly into the airport and don’t want to walk or bike everywhere in the village. The board said they would need time to look into how the insurance for that kind of vehicle would work.

A federal judge overturned Dassey’s conviction in 2016 but a federal appeals court reinstated the conviction in December. Dassey’s attorneys asked the Supreme Court in February to review the case. State Justice Department attorneys argue in briefs filed Thursday that investigators used standard techniques and that Dassey confessed because he had a guilty conscience. They also said they don’t think the case is an appropriate venue for weighing changes to juvenile interrogation law.

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Grantsburg and Webster in U.S. News rankings of best high schools INFORMATION FROM USNEWS.COM COMPILED BY LINDA LUHMAN

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings and civic journalism, released the 2018 edition of Best High Schools on May 9. The rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework. Top-performing high schools receive gold, silver and bronze medal recognition from U.S. News, with gold medals indicating the greatest level of college readiness. Massachusetts, California and Maryland rank one, two and three, respectively, with the highest percentage of eligible schools that received gold and silver medals. Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes, incorporating data on graduation rates and state assessments. Students at the 5,948 schools that receive national recognition from U.S. News graduate at rates that are 12 percentage points higher, on average, than students at other schools throughout the country. “Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “We encourage parents to use the Best High Schools rankings and data to research which schools in their state and nationwide are ensuring students are well-equipped for the future.” In the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, five Wisconsin schools earned gold medals, 83 schools earned silver medals and 66 were awarded bronze. Wisconsin tied with New York for the number 11 spot in national rankings, with 17.8 percent of the state’s schools receiving medals and a graduation rate of close to 90 percent. Grantsburg High is ranked 69 within Wisconsin and has a graduation rate of 88 percent. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Grantsburg High is 28 percent. The student body makeup is 57 percent male and 43 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 10 percent. Grantsburg High is one of two high schools in the Grantsburg School District. Webster High is ranked 100 within Wisconsin and has a graduation rate of 89 percent. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Webster High is 33 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 15 percent. Webster High is the only high school in the Webster School District. The Best High Schools rankings, available exclusively on, feature data on a number of factors, including enrollment, graduation rates, diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs and the results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test data. U.S. News worked with RTI International, a global research firm, to implement the comprehensive rankings methodology. Pre-season High Efficiency

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GRANTSBURG—Monday evening, the Grantsburg School Board was met with good news regarding the performance of the District and its students. They also reviewed their own structure, considered remodeling bid packets, and discussed open enrollment and maintenance items. US News Award For the fourth time, Grantsburg High School has been awarded a Best High School Silver Award from US News and World Report. In Wisconsin, approximately 494 were eligible for ranking. Grantsburg High School has also received three bronze awards in the past decade. Principal Josh Watt said there was a lot of credit to go around. “We have a very special thing happening here at Grantsburg, and it’s because of the support at all levels. Our teachers at all levels are building the foundation – at the elementary school, at the middle school, our online programming – it’s all part of the programming. So I appreciate that the High School gets credit, but it’s really a District award.” Technology grant received The Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI) recently awarded a grant to Grantsburg Schools. WTI seeks to enhance student academic achievement, skills, and engagement through the effective use of interactive classroom technologies in K-12 schools. They awarded Grantsburg Schools $4000 towards training in integration of Makerspace and $4000 to send a teacher to a two-week FabLab training. Very generally speaking, makerspaces and fablabs both provide students with hands-on opportu-

nities to build and create projects. Makerspaces are focused on design, creativity and innovation; fab-labs are focused on producing a working end product. Elementary Principal and District Curriculum Director Ibby Olson said, “Grantsburg is excited to have the opportunity to develop the programs we offer students in order to ensure high levels of learning for all. Grantsburg has always been at the forefront of adopting new technologies and providing robust access to that technology.

‘This grant will allow us some great opportunities for development of our professional practices in technology.’ Ibby Olson Elementary Principal & District Curriculum Director This grant will allow us some great opportunities for development of our professional practices in technology.” School Board officers and committees An election of officers led business items. Leadership remained essentially the same with the exception of the Clerk position, which was formerly held by Cindy Jensen. The new board leadership elected were: President - Dave Dahlberg; Vice-President - Dan Ohnstad; Treasurer - Chris Erickson, and Clerk - Heather Jensen. Additionally, a review of School Board committee representation was completed, with new Board Member Renae Rombach joining the Finance and Policy committees and taking over the CESA Board of Control repre-

sentation from Jason Burkman. Heather Jensen moved from the Policy committee to the Personnel/ Health Insurance committee. Remodel bids considered John Erickson of DSGW Architects came to bring the remodel bids to the board for award consideration. Two companies – Market & Johnson of Eau Claire and Gardner Builders of Minneapolis – submitted completed bid packets. The Board voted to enter into contract negotiations with Market & Johnson. In the next few weeks, representatives from the Building and Ground Committee and Market & Johnson will meet to refine the scope of work and pricing. In other items • The Board approved a plan to replace the existing telephone system in the middle school with a hosted IP system provided by the telephone company. The current system’s technology is no longer supported, and replacement parts for the server are unavailable. There has already been one crash of a module and it is unsure how long patches will hold. • Permission was given to consider and accept open enrollment applications for both the brick-andmortar and iForward schools. The brick and mortar school received two new applications; iForward received 83. • GMS grades 7 and 8 traveled to St. Paul in April to watch a live performance of the play The Diary of Anne Frank. Principal Bill Morrin noted that “ When the eighth graders head to Washington, DC and visit th Holocaust Museum, it ties it all together. It’s powerful stuff, and it hits home even more so for the kids. It’s a great experience for them.”

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Grantsburg Schools Monday: Hamburger w/fixings, smiles, sliced carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Pork chop, buttered noodles, corn, mini carrots/dip, mixed fruit. Wednesday: Sub sandwich w/fixings, potato salad, fresh veggies/dip, banana. Thursday: Creamed turkey w/biscuit, salad, peas, cranberries, Jonny pop. Friday: Chickenburger w/fixings, chips, baked beans, salad, sliced peaches.

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What if there was a smartphone app that improved focus, reduced anxiety, enhanced learning, and put you in a better mood? You may be surprised to learn that you already have this app installed, and you use it all the time. It’s your camera. When brought out into nature and focused on our area’s vibrant natural beauty, your camera transforms into a powerful tool for personal wellness. Nature photography can be used as a therapeutic cornerstone. After just 30 minutes of photography, you’ll feel calm, in charge of your emotions, and ready to take on the rest of life. Anyone who lives or vacations in our area already knows that time in nature makes you feel good. The close interaction with nature that photography requires amplifies nature’s soothing effects. Nature photography also awakens your childlike sense of wonder, curiosity, and fascination. Fascination and wonder are psychologically restorative emotions. Are you ready to go make some beautiful nature photos? Good locations are especially plentiful in our area, but start near a watery shoreline, such as a canoe landing on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The river is a good subject itself and concentrates wildlife, birds, insects, and plant life. Then take the following four steps to make a great photo: • Observe and identify the photographic subjects that catch your eye. • Seek out appealing light such as a cloudy day or moderate shade. • Find an interesting, unexpected angle to capture your subject. • Finally, hold your camera as steady as possible and click! It’s as simple as that. Your photos will improve with practice, but more importantly, you’ll begin to experience life in a new light. ‘Heathly Minute’ is brought to you by



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Preschool story time Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Kathi Josephson of Grantsburg Schools for a fun and educational story time at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 23. Read to Rover Program From 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Saturday, May 26, boys and girls can practice reading as they read a book to trained therapy dog, Angel. Angel is a kind and peaceful yellow lab who enjoys listening to children read. Stop in the library or call us at 715-463-2244 to reserve a fifteen-minute time slot. Save the date for our children’s summer programs! Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. one the following dates: • June 19, Science Museum of Minnesota showcases how combining energy and matter creates chemical reactions in their “Solids, Liquids and Gases” program. • June 26, Indianhead Rock, Gem & Mineral Club members will help us discover the fascinating world of rocks!

• July 3, Try something new and extraordinary when Don Karsky brings a drum circle to the library. • July 10, Do you know what to do – or what NOT to do if you see an animal that appears to be injured or orphaned? Domestic Animal Wellness Center will tell us at their new “Wildlife Program” • July 17. Take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road at an interactive story time brought to us by Homeward Bound Theatre Company. • July 24. Libraries rock and so do you! Take part in a group sing-a-long and make your own instrument out of ordinary objects. Book clubs Join a lively discussion of literary fiction! Two book clubs meet at the library; one group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. The other group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Stop by the library to pick-up a copy of this month’s book selections. Board at the library


We had a great time showing Berlyn Warren the job of a librarian when she job shadowed at the library on Friday, May 11! The eighth grade job shadow program is coordinated by Grantsburg Middle School.

At 1 p.m. Mondays, it’s back to the good old days! Bring out your deck of cards or an old-fashioned board game! The library’s Learning Center will be reserved for people who want to play board games, card games

and socialize. Grantsburg Public Library information: Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 12 - 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. Phone number 715-463-2244. Website: To find out about the latest library events, follow us on Facebook.

COVER TO COVER - Larsen Family Public Library CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY Our library will not be open on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Friends of the Library Second Saturday Used Book Sale, Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hardcover books are $1, a plastic bagful of books is $5 and a paper bagful of books is $6. The Friend’s wild rice cookbooks are also on sale at the library & the Fresh Start coffee shop for $12. Upcoming Events Peter House Kwong – Join us for an evening of Wok & Roll on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. Peter will share his new book, a collection of recipes, philosophy and laughter, while cooking, singing and storytelling. John W. Ingalls – Salad Luncheon with local author on Saturday, June 30 at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Ingalls will discuss his new book “If There’s a Will” at 1:30 p.m. He is currently working on the sequel, “There’s a Way.” Tickets are $8 in advance (at the library) or $10 at the door. Children 10 and under are free. Michael Perry is coming September 29 to our Chili Feed Fundraiser. Stay tuned for more information. Summer Reading Program Our 2018 theme is “Libraries Rock!” Geared towards children ages 3 -10 years old, our goal is to exercise the children’s minds, as well as encourage them to have fun while they read and learn. We will meet 12:30 - 2 p.m., Wednesdays from June 6 - July 18. Registration brochures are available at the library circulation desk

as well as on our website. Each week will feature a different topic: write your own story, dance and movement, Crex wildlife, music, LeAnne Hardy and origami. Book Club Our book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 10:00 a.m. Please join us for our next discussion on Tuesday, May 22. Copies of “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Green will be available at the circulation desk. Pre-school story time We have a weekly story time for preschool children and homeschooled children at 10:30 a.m. Please join us whenever you can – there is no need for registration. Just come as you are! Newly Acquired Materials Adult: “Murder on Union Square” by Victoria Thompson; “The Other Lady Vanishes” by Amanda Quick; “Together Forever” (Volume 2 of Orphan Train) by Jody Hedlund; “One Last Breath” by Lisa Jackson; “Between Earth and Sky” by Amanda Skenandore; “Until We Find Home” by Cathy Gohlke; “Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell; “Shot in the Dark” by Cleo Coyle; “A Crooked Staircase” by Dean Koontz; “Dangerous Crossing” by Rachel Rhys; “Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic” by Ace Atkins; “Not that I Could Tell” by Jessica Strawser. Adult non-fiction: “Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin and Where to Find Them” by John Bates; “Getting Your First Job for Dummies” by Roberto Angulo; “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantu; “Simple S.T.E.A.M.: 50 +

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math Activities for Ages 3 to 6” by Marnie Forestieri; “Russian Roulette: the Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” by Michael Isikoff. Young adult: “The Burning Maze” (Book 3 of The Trials of Apollo) by Rick Riordan. Juvenile : “Llama, Llama Loves to Read” by Anna Dewdney; “The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs” by Andrea Pinnington; “Bob” by Wendy Mass; “Brian the Lion Goes into Space” by Tracey Radford; “With My Hands: Poems about Making Things” by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater; “Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Play Date” by Dean and Kimberly James; “The Town of Turtle” by Michelle Cuevas; “Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World that Fairies are Real: by Marc Tyler Nobleman; “You Go First” by Erin Entrada Kellly; “Pete the Cat’s Groovy Bake Sale” by James Dean. Large Print: “Plain Peace” by Beth Wiseman. DVD: “Paw Patrol: Summer Rescues.” Audio CD Books: “The Sixth Day” by Catherine Coulter; “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford; “The Girl With No Name” by Diney Costeloe; “17th Suspect” by James Patterson; “The Perfect Mother” by Aimee Molloy. Larsen Family Public Library information: Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Telephone: (715) 866-7697, Website:, Online Catalog:

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News and Updates from the Humane Society of Burnett County

This week, it’s gone to the kittens! The first batch of six have just turned old enough to find forever homes, and they are climbing the walls until they do! Well, the kitten condo walls. With names from the movie Moana, these eight-week-olds – Moana, Tala, Tui, Sina, Te Fiti, and Maui – look like they will end up with medium-to-long hair. Tala is a




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light brown tabby, but the rest are combinations of black, gray, and white. Right now, their eyes are all a shade of grey-blue. There are four females and two males. They are curious, active, friendly, and purr easily. If you’re looking for a small fluff ball of your own, now’s the time! We don’t expect them to stick around long. We have another set of kittens waiting in the wings. Those little ones have now opened their eyes, started to wander around outside the bed, and are trying to use the litter box. They won’t be available for a while yet but check HSBC’s Facebook page to get a sneak peek. Kittens are the cutest! But responsible pet ownership includes spay and neuter. Before any of the Moana clan are adopted, they will be spayed or neutered. Help HSBC continue to provide this crucial service by donating towards the spay and neuter program. As you can imagine, many kittens have HSBC has been going through some supplies. Current needs right now are cat/kitten toys, KMR formula for kittens, laundry detergent, bleach, and bleach wipes. If you’d like to donate some of these much-needed items, drop them at the Midtown location. Now that the weather is so nice are you out biking or walking with your dog? There is a nearly effortless way to help donate to HSBC. WoofTrax is an app for your smartphone that donates to the shelter of your choice according to your distance and how many people walk. If you don’t have a dog, but walk or bike, you can still use the app to raise donations. To learn more and get set up, visit www. Don’t forget; the Meow Market is this Saturday, May 19. Come get plants for your gardens, browse the local craft vendors, sample some delicious sandwiches, and take home some baked good to get your energy up after all that transplanting. We’re proud to have all local vendors at this event. We’ll be at the Peggy Schilling Animal Adoption and Education Center from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. HSBC information— 7347 Midtown Road, Siren, WI 54872. Telephone: 715-866-4096. Email Website: Facebook: www.facebook. com/humanesocietyburnettcounty. Public hours: Tuesday - Friday, noon -5 p.m. or Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 800-282-8103 • 715-417-0303 p.m. “SERVING Peggy Schilling Animal YOUR AREA” Adoption & Education Center— Facebook: www.• Reliable ingadoptioncenter.


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Nature: Better than Fiction Bliss. It was warm enough to wear shorts but the mosquitoes hadn’t hatched yet, and the spring ephemerals were blooming. Days like that are rare in the Northwoods. So I kidnapped Mollie, the Cable Natural History Museum’s new curator, to show her Juniper Rock overlook on the North Country Trail. In the parking area, two shining clusters of bloodroot flowers spread their white petals to the sun. We took that as a good sign. After hiking past numerous small patches of bloodroot we came to a patch of rich woods. Wild leeks created an emerald carpet on one side of the trail, and a rock outcrop glittered with blossoms on the other. I scurried from one patch of flowers to the next with my camera, like following a trail of breadcrumbs. Hepatica! Spring beauty! Bloodroot! Oh my! While I found both the purple and the white color morphs of hepatica, all the spring beauties had bright pink pinstripes. I’d just read a post about pure white spring beauty flowers on the “In Defense of Plants” blog, and was hoping to see one. Pigments are chemicals, and most pigments do more than just add color. The white pigments in spring beauty flowers protect them from herbivory and pathogens. On the other hand, if spring beauties with the pink stripes can manage to avoid being eaten, they will attract more insects, which is necessary for cross-pollination and producing viable seeds. In areas where there are lots of white flowers of other species, the white spring beauties have even more trouble attracting pollinators and become even rarer than usual. With all the gleaming white bloodroot plants nearby, plus white hepaticas, the pink spring beauties had a monopoly on this patch. I bent down to photograph one pin-striped blossom, and noticed a pale green spider clinging to the underside of the flower cup. “A crab spider,” I exclaimed to Mollie, “it’s lying in wait for an early spring bee!” Then as I leaned in closer for a second photo, I laughed out loud.


Patches of bloodroot dotted the forest.

The spider already had a little bee clasped in its jaws. I love when Nature does what you predict. And equally, I love when it surprises you. This was a little of both. The bee sported a halo of short, white hairs around its thorax, along each skinny leg, and ringing each segment of its black abdomen. It must have been a female with all of those hairs ready to collect pollen to provision her larvae. The fuzz can also hold in heat produced by its wing muscles and help these early season insects fly even on chilly days. This little lady looked similar to the hairy-banded mining bee we’ve highlighted in our new museum exhibit, but our Bee Buddy doesn’t emerge from its ground nest until late July when the asters bloom. Most of its cousins are early spring emergers, though. I used the WI Wild Bee Guide (https://energy. to try and key out the bee from my photo. I narrowed it down to a group of black and black-striped bees that includes mining, sweat, and cellophane bees, which the website noted “is a large group of bees from four different genera that are often difficult to distinguish from each other.” The crab spider was equally wonderful. As with bees, female crab spiders are bigger than the males. She can change colors to match her flower, too-from white to yellow to green-although the change takes several days. Crab spiders don’t build webs; they ambush unsuspecting pollinators with their

crab-like front legs. Once prey is caught and subdued with venom, the spider holds its lunch with just her jaw while she slurps up the insect smoothie her enzymes have blended up. I left the woods in an even deeper state of bliss than I’d entered it. Not only was it a beautiful day, but I’d observed some exciting natural drama. The rest of my evening was spent getting ready for my summer sabbatical. As I packed natural history books about Alaska into a tub, I chuckled at how much my reading habits have changed since I was a kid. You couldn’t have bribed me to read nonfiction science books back then. I thought they were boring. I wanted stories with adventure, resourcefulness, mysteries, and magic. Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Boxcar Children, Anne of Green Gables, American Girls, The Bobbsey Twins, and Trixie Belden were my staples. I wrote fiction, too, either set in the pioneer days or magical kingdoms. I loved nature, and my heroines did too. They used medicinal herbs to cure people or conjured up the powers of nature to defeat evil. But today I write only nonfiction and mostly read it, too. So what changed? Somewhere along the way I realized that the stories in nature are as good as or better than anything we can invent. Spring beauty uses magic potions to defend itself and to attract suitors. Harried mothers are caught in the traps of a color-shifting villain (who turns out not to be evil). Don’t even get me started on the stories of parasites and symbiotic partners. But none of those stories are apparent without careful observation, which is often carried out by dedicated naturalists, or by scientists conducting experiments. Adventure, resourcefulness, mysteries, magic –– I still want to read and write about those themes; I’ve just discovered that I don’t need to invent anything. Nature has already done it for me. Scientists are busy translating, and I’m off to write those stories!

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Siren Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Moeller accepts a check for $1200 for the purchase of public bike racks to be placed around Siren.


Melanie Nowling, Danbury, was the first winner at the FCCLA’s Purse Bingo event on Sunday May 6. Players had 18 chances to play for a variety of designer purses.

BINGO! SIREN—The opportunity to win a designer bag brought out approximately 250 attendees to the Northwoods Crossing Event Center on Sunday, May 6. Sponsored by the Siren FCCLA, the group’s second annual event offered 18 chances to win designer bags from bingo, and several others from raffles. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a program that fosters leadership and develops life skills crucial in both the home and work place. This year’s bingo event helped fund student trips to competitions, school and officer safety, and community projects.


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Burnett County law enforcement mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement May 21 - June 3

GOVERNMENT CENTER—Burnett Co. Deputies along with the Grantsburg, Siren and Webster Police Departments will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 21 to June 3. “We enforce Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law – not to write citations – but to help save lives and prevent needless injuries,” said Sheriff Wilhelm. “Right now in Wisconsin, we know that about nine of 10 motorists consistently wear a safety belt. We also know that the 10 percent who fail to buckle up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes each year.” The state’s safety belt use rate of 89.4 percent is the highest ever, but still lags behind the national average. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 58,899 traffic convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt. In Wisconsin, law enforcement officers can stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a safety belt. In addition, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. “Again, this is about preventing injuries and saving lives,” Chief Schinzing said. “Before hitting the road, drivers need to ensure

Teens, truck drivers among those least likely to buckle up • Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults nationwide. • Teens are needlessly killed or injured in large part because of a lack of safety belt use combined with inexperience and over-confidence behind the wheel. • Among those least likely to wear a safety belt in Wisconsin: male drivers of commercial motor vehicles and pick-up trucks.

that everyone is buckled up, every seat, every trip.” Safety belts save lives and prevent serious injuries • Consistent safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people from being ejected from a vehicle or thrown around violently inside it during a crash and possibly hitting another vehicle occupant with massive force. More people are buckling up but improvement is still needed

• Wisconsin’s safety belt use rate is approximately 89.4 percent - an all-time high for the state. Still, this lags behind the national average of 90.1 percent. • In 2017, nearly half (47 percent) of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes were not wearing safety belts. • 10 percent equals half: currently in Wisconsin, about 10 percent of motorists fail to buckle up. Yet this relatively small group accounts for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin car/truck crashes each year.

Costs associated with not using safety belts • Motorists who are hurt or killed in traffic crashes because they didn’t buckle up create tremendous economic losses, such as medical expenses. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the rest of society pays for nearly 75 percent of these economic losses through higher insurance premiums, taxes, and other public funding. • Economic losses from traffic fatalities and injuries in Wisconsin total an estimated $2.5 billion annually. • In Wisconsin, drivers can be stopped and cited for failing to wear a safety belt. Also, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle.


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Pirate boys first, girls second at Pirate Invitational BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg Pirate track and field teams showed a lot of strength in preparation for State competition as the boys achieved first place and the girls second place at their own meet last Tuesday. Webster and Siren followed the boys in the standings with Shell Lake, Valley Christian and St. Croix Falls rounding out the field. Shell Lake won the girls part of the contest. Webster was third with Siren, Lac Courtes Oreilles and Valley Christian the remainder of the teams participating. The boys won 12 of the 18 events. Winners were Leo Chenal (100 meter dash and long jump); Nate McKinley (400 me-


Grantsburg’s Leo Chenal (center) edged out Siren’s Dolan Highstrom (left) for the win in the 100-meter dash at the meet in Grantsburg last week. Chenal’s teammate Tyrell Brande (right) came in a close third place.

ter dash and triple jump); and David MacKean in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs. Other firsts were Quentin Premo-Blume (110 meter hurdles); Jared VanWatermuelen (300 meter hurdles); the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams; and Tyrell Brande (high jump). Webster firsts were Hunter Erickson (3200 meter run); Logan Schaaf (pole vault) with Austin Moser getting first in both the shot put and discus throws. Dolan Highstrom (200 meter dash) and the 4x800 meter relay team were first placements for Siren. Coming in second place for the Pirates were Tyler Stevens (200 meter dash); Cole Reichstadt (400 meter dash); Joseph SEE TRACK ON PAGE 21

Pirates claim conference crown BY STACY COY SENTINEL SPORTS

CAMERON—The Grantsburg Pirates captured their 18th West Lakeland Conference title with a 9-5 win over the Cameron Comets on Thursday night. “It was a good night,” Pirates assistant coach Steve Johnson said. “Our first goal has been met and it is time to focus on the next goal.” The Pirates started hot, scoring three runs in the top half of the first inning. Leadoff batter, Mackenna Johnson, walked to start the game. Emma Quimby followed with a double. A single by Brooke Quimby scored Johnson. Rachel Tooze picked up a hit to score both Quimbys and give the Pirates a 3-0 lead. The Comets put up two runs in their half of the first inning to keep the game close. Grantsburg would scored three more runs in the the second inning. Johnson got the bats going with a single to center field, followed by a single by Emma Quimby. Brooke Quimby doubled to score Emma, and Cassidy Chenal got a single scoring Brooke. Tooze stepped in and hit another single to score Chenal. In the middle of the second inning, the Pirates were up 6-2 over the Comets. Again Cameron would score two runs in their half of the inning to keep it close at 6-4. The third and fourth innings were quick for both teams with no scoring allowed by either defense.


The Grantsburg Pirates are all smiles after the win over Cameron Thursday night which secured the West Lakeland Conference title.

The Pirates picked up three more runs in the top of the fifth inning. This time it was the bottom half of the lineup doing the damage. Rachel Glover started things off with a double followed by a single by Ellie Duncan to score Glover. Olivia Oachs cracked a huge double down the left field line, scoring Duncan. Isabelle Quimby stepped to the plate, hitting a single to score Oachs to make it a 9-4 game. Cameron would pick up one more run in the bottom of the fifth to end the scoring for the game. The Pirates scored nine runs on 13 hits.

Rylee Hoffman got the start in the circle for the Pirates and got the win. Chenal came in to finish off the game. “The Cameron team was very solid and they displayed wonderful sportsmanship in a close game. We wish them the best in their tournament games,” coach Johnson added. “They gave us some free runs and we gave them some free runs. They had some outstanding players and made great plays of their own. The next game may have been a lot different.”

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“My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball away from the bat” – Satchel Paige. When a baseball team gets a shutout, it’s noteworthy. It probably means the pitcher was on and the defense was good. A single shutout in the Major Leagues is certainly not unheard of, but still a nice accomplishment. Statistically speaking, there is a shutout once in every seven to eight games. So you will see a couple every day there’s a full slate of games. What you won’t see, ever, is what Webster has done this season so far. The 1916 New York Giants hold the MLB record for the longest winning streak of all time with 26. During their streak, they shut out their opponent ten times. The longest shutout streak during their amazing winning streak was three. Three shutouts in a row, and that happened one time. They had two in a row twice, and the rest were mingled in with the rest. The Webster Tigers this season are 16-2 as of this writing. Of their 16 wins, thirteen of them are shutouts including the last eleven games they have played. No West Lakeland team has scored against them. In Grantsburg’s game against them last week, the Pirates mustered a few runners that got as far as second base but couldn’t string a couple hits together to put a number on the scoreboard. This is one heck of an accomplishment, no matter what level of ball you’re at since the competition should theoretically be close to the same, it seems in this case that’s not the case. Webster is ranked number one in Division 3. If we look at the other number one seeds across Wisconsin it may provide more perspective. Arrowhead (Div. 1) has one shutout this year, Waupun (Div 2) has one shutout this season, Athens (Div 4) has three shutouts this year. Webster has 13. Want more? Let’s look at the top two teams of each division (excluding Webster, of course) we have 18 among the other top seven teams in the state. That’s an average of 2.5 shutouts per team. As you may already know, Webster’s head coach Jarrod Washburn, a 1992 Webster graduate, played in the Major Leagues from 1998-2009. He won a World Series in 2002 as the Angels number one starter and finished fourth in the Cy Young Award race that same year. Some might think he was out there pitching for the Tigers again. Well, kinda. Both of his sons, Jack (Jr.) and Owen (Fr.) have pitched no-hitters this season. Jack struck out 12 in his and Owen struck out eight in his. But, that’s not all Webster has in terms of pitchers. While Jack has already committed to play baseball for Oregon State after he graduates next year, Hunter Rosenbaum (Jr.) has also accepted a Division 1 offer to play for West Virginia. According to many sources Washburn and Rosenbaum are the top two pitching prospects out of Wisconsin. The shutout thing is beginning to look a little clearer now. At this point it would actually be a shock to see a run scored against these guys. Caleb Pardun, Brad Sigfrids, and Trevor Gustafson round out a stellar pitching staff for the Tigers. As a staff they have a 1.17 ERA and have a whopping 167 strikeouts that is tops in the state of Wisconsin… by a lot, regardless of division. An underappreciated part of all of this is Trevor Gustafson as Webster’s every day catcher. He’s a junior as well. He’s pitched some, but his role is primarily behind the plate and he does a great job there. Webster lost in the State semi-final game last year. Add Hunter Rosenbaum and a lot of experience it certainly looks like another state run, or even a state title, is on the horizon. But, this is baseball, and these are still kids so anything can happen. One thing is for sure, thirteen shutouts (and maybe counting) in eighteen games is likely something we willl not see again. Until next year when Washburn, Rosenbaum and Gustafson are seniors.

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Tigers beat arch rival Grantsburg BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

WEBSTER—"I wouldn't normally be pleased after a 6-0 loss, but I thought we played our best ball of the season tonight,” said Pirate coach Pete Johnson after the set back to the Webster Tigers on Thursday. "We played clean defense, made a couple of run-down outs, pitched well, and put the ball in play a fair amount." "Webster earned all six of their runs." The Tigers got two of their scores in the first inning when, with one out, Carsen Stenberg and Jack Washburn both singled and stole bases. Hunter Gustafson singled them both home. Another two came in the second inning. With two out, Owen Washburn walked and Trevor Gustafson followed with a two run homer. The third inning saw Jack Washburn single, steal both second and third, and come home on a Hunter Rosenbaum double. Their last run came in the fourth inning as T. Gustafson got on via a fielder's choice and came home on a Carsen Stenberg double. "Ricky had the game of his life at third,” praised Coach Johnson. “He made several very nice plays." Those plays included a couple run-


The Tigers’ Owen Washburn (left) tries to beat the throw from Grantsburg’s second baseman to first baseman Sven Johnson (7).

downs of Tiger runners getting too far off bases. Luke Anderson, Bryce Roufs and David Nelson each had a hit for the Pirates. For the Tigers, Trevor Gustafson, Carsen Stenberg, Jack Washburn and Hunter Gustafson each had two hits. Along with T. Gustafson's homer, both Stenberg and Rosenbaum batted doubles. Said Coach Jarrod Washburn of the Tigers, “It was a good win. Grantsburg always comes ready to play. They play good baseball. They made some good plays tonight.” “You know you have your work cut out for you when you go up

against a Pete Johnson team. These guys are always solid. They made the plays, they don't hurt themselves. They throw strikes. They put the ball in play.” “They are like every other Pete Johnson team. They are scrappy.” Regarding Washburn's pitchers tonight, Trevor Gustafson pitched a couple innings “to keep him sharp. We had Jack in there to get his pitch count up and get him ready for this weekend.” The weekend Coach Washburn was referring to was a trip back to Edgerton, Wisconsin to face some still competition in preparation for the upcoming playoffs.

Pirates fall to Luck/Frederic BY STACY COY SENTINEL SPORTS

GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg Pirates dropped another conference game to Luck/ Frederic on their home field Tuesday, May 8 by a score of 6-8. “David (Nelson) pitched a good game, but our gloves let him down,” Pirates head coach Pete Johnson said. The Pirates took the early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning with Luke Anderson and Bryce Roufs crossing the plate. L/F answered with one run of their own in the top of the second inning, but the Pirates would match that with a run of their own in the half of the inning to make it 3-1. The Pirates’ defense let them down again as they allowed two runs to score in the top of the third inning to tie up the game at 3-3. L/F scored five more in the fifth to take the lead at 8-3. The Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it was too little, too late. “It will be good to have a practice tomorrow. Playing four consecutive


David Nelson winds up for a pitch.

games makes it tough to iron out problem areas,” Johnson said. The Pirates racked up nine hits this game with

Roufs and Nelson getting two each to lead the way. Austin Wedin, Dane Jensen, Sven Johnson, Ben Johnson and Teddy

Vitale each had one hit as well.


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Pirates get exciting win over Lakers BY STACY COY SENTINEL SPORTS

GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg Pirates picked up a win over the Shell Lake Lakers on Monday night, but not without a little excitement. A walk-off hit by Luke Anderson to score Austin Wedin in the bottom of the seventh gave the Pirates exactly what they needed to secure the 1-0 victory. “One run makes for a quick game,” Pirates head coach Pete Johnson said. The Pirates and the Lakers had gone scoreless the entire game with both teams unable to get the timely hits when needed. The Lakers looked like they were knocking on the door in the top of the seventh inning. With one out and runners on first and second, the batter attempted a bunt which popped in the air. Grantsburg’s pitcher Austin Wedin flew off the mound and dove towards the ball along the third baseline and made the catch as he slid across the infield. He got up and threw to second for the double play to end the inning. “Austin made a great diving catch to set up the double play,” Coach Johnson said. “When the bunt popped up, I thought to myself, the only play we have this is if he dives for the catch.” That spark is just what the Pirates needed as they



Luke Anderson finds himself in the middle of a rundown between first and second bases in the win over Shell Lake on Monday.

headed into the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Wedin stepped to the plate and reached on a single. Luke Anderson was next at bat looking to bring in the winning run. The Pirates got a little help as the Shell Lake pitcher was called for a balk, which advanced Wedin to second and into scoring position. On the next pitch Anderson hit one up the middle to

score Wedin for the win. “Luke came up big with the two out, two strike single to drive in the winning run in the seventh,” Johnson added. This was the Pirates’ fourth win of the season. They will now head to Unity on Thursday night to take on the Eagles. Game time is 5 p.m.

Tigers of the West blank Tigers of the North BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

MAPLE—The Webster Tigers of the West Lakeland Conference beat the Northwestern Tigers of Maple (Heart of the North) by an 11-0 margin on Monday night. It was the 11th game in a row by a shut out by the Tigers. When this reporter queried the WIAA office and also Wisconsin Sports Network, the answer came back as no records being kept on consecutive shut out games. In any event, this season is a milestone for the Tigers as they continue their quest to State. Coach Washburn and his staff have put together a tough, defensive minded and opportunistic team. They will be something to watch as the season winds down and the playoffs begin. It took until inning two until the Webster team got on the board, this time with four runs. A walk to Hunter Gustafson, a sacrifice, another walk to Brad Sigfrids, a single by Trenton Wols, a walk to Austin Spafford, with singles by Owen Washburn and Trevor Gustafson

Pirates defeat Luck/ Frederic to split season


Trevor Gustafson was on the mound for the Tigers in their win over Northwestern on Monday night.

put the four marks in the book. Three more were added in the third inning. With one out, singles by the Hunters, Gustafson and Rosenbaum, a walk to Sigfrids and two additional singles by Spafford and Owen Washburn produced the runs. Single runs came across in the fourth and fifth innings. Two additional tallies were scored in the seventh. With two out, Owen Washburn walked, T. Gustafson singled and Carsen Stenberg doubled them home. T. Gustafson and O. Washburn led the hit brigade for Webster with three each. H. Gustafson had two. Four Tigers had two RBI's apiece. Trevor Gustafson, Jack Washburn and Hunter Rosenbaum combined for the shut out. Only one hit was allowed to the Northwestern team with 10 strikeouts recorded and only two walks. The Webster team will have faced Siren on Tuesday and will do back-to-back games with Luck/Frederic on Thursday and Friday.

LUCK—The Grantsburg Pirates faced the Luck/Frederic co-op team for the second time in a week when they traveled to Luck on Saturday for a matinee game. After dropping the first matchup earlier in the week, the Pirates looked to avenge that loss. They were successful, taking a commanding 10-5 win. “Our seventh inning bats were the difference today,” Pirates head coach Pete Johnson said. They had a good day at the plate, racking up 11 hits in the game. The Pirates scored two runs to start the game, while holding L/F to one run to take an early 2-1 lead. L/F tallied two runs in the bottom of the second to overtake the Pirate lead, 3-2. That is how it

would stay until the fifth inning when the Pirates brought three across the plate to retake the lead, 5-3. Both teams scored one run in the sixth before the Pirates sealed the win with four runs in the top of the seventh. L/F were able to score one more in the bottom of the seventh, but it was not enough. Luke Anderson had a big day with three hits to go along with three RBI’s to lead his Pirate squad. His coach agreed, “Luke had a good day swinging the bat.” Bryce Roufs and David Nelson both did well at the plate as well with each tallying two hits and two RBI’s. “Ricky (Clark) and Sterling (McKinley) teamed up on the mound to be effective,” Coach Johnson added. Clark got the win for the Pirates.


BALSAM LAKE—The Webster Tigers continued their shutout string as they blanked the Unity Eagles 9-0 last Tuesday. Both the Tigers and the Eagles had only three hits apiece, but the Tigers took advantage of 12 walks given to them to give them the tallies. Trevor Gustafson got on base in the first inning via an error. He moved on to second. Gustafson moved to third on a Carsen Stenberg single and came home on a ground out ball. Webster blew the game open in the second inning, scoring five runs. Brad Sigfrids walked. Trenton Wols singled. Both Austin Spafford and Owen Washburn were issued bases on

balls. T. Gustafson sacrificed a run home. Stenberg walked. Jack Washburn got on via a fielder's choice. Hunter Gustafson singled and Hunter Rosenbaum walked to account for the runs scored. The fourth inning was quiet for the Tigers, but in the fifth they added two more runs. T. Gustafson walked and stole second. With one out, J. Washburn got on via an error and he stole second. A wild pitch and an Eagle error got him home. The Tigers got one more run in the seventh to seal the win. Meanwhile, Tiger pitcher Hunter Rosenbaum cruised along, walking but one and striking out nine. He allowed just three scattered hits. Neither team had an extra base hit. The Eagles committed three errors to the Tiger's one.

Carsen Stenberg tries to avoid being hit by a pitch during a recent game.





MAY 16, 2018

Pirates go 2-1 at Slamfest BY STACY COY SENTINEL SPORTS

THORP—The Grantsburg Pirates are now 16-1 on the season after recording their first loss of the season at the Gilman-Thorp Slamfest on Saturday. They were 2-1 on the day with a 7-5 win over Stratford, a 8-10 loss to Medford and an exciting 8-7 win over Spencer. “All year long we talk about how one simple play can make the difference in a close game,” Pirates assistant coach Steve Johnson said. “Today, was quite strange. It is a good thing that we can hit...... because today, we survived a total of 35 stolen bases, errors, wild pitches, hit by pitches, and passed balls to still win two games. We could have been 0-3 today—We could have been 3-0 today. But, we had a good taste in our STACY COY | SENTINEL mouths as we left the Rylee Hoffman has had a great season in the circle for the Pirates.

GAME DAY SPORTS SCHEDULE May 16-22 Note: All events pending on weather and field conditions. Call your school for updates.



Brackets to be released May 16

Thu. May 17 Siren at St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Track & Field Grantsburg at Unity, 5 Mon. May 21 p.m. Track Regionals Luck/Frederic at Div. 2 Webster, 5 p.m. Grantsburg at Cameron, Fri. May 18 4:30 p.m. Webster at Luck/ Div. 3 Frederic, 4 p.m. Siren, Webster at Mon. May 21 Frederic, 4 p.m. Siren at Bruce, 5 p.m. Thu. May 24 Webster at Cumberland, Track Sectionals 5 p.m. Div. 2 Baldwin-Woodville at Grantsburg at Colby, 3 Grantsburg, 5 p.m. p.m. Tue. May 22 Div. 3 Grantsburg at Siren, Webster at Northwestern, 5 p.m. Cameron, 3 p.m.


p park.” “The purpose of p playing these three g games was to show u what we were bad us a at— it worked. You m must play good teams i order to find these in t things out,” Johnson s said about the day. “ was a worthwhile “It o outing. It is much b better to find these t things out now, rather t than being done in t first tournament the g game. You must play g good people to learn t things. You can develo very bad habits by op p playing teams that are n good, because, no not m matter what you do, it w works. The good news i the Pirates are 16-1.” is The Pirates will h head to Unity on T Thursday night to finish up the regular s season. The opening r round of Regional p playoff action begins o Tuesday. on


Thu. May 17 Thu. May 17 Webster/Siren at St. Lakeland Tournament at Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Turtleback Grantsburg at Unity, 5 Golf Course, Rice Lake, p.m. 8:30 a.m. Mon. May 21 Also Varsity Match at Webster/Siren at Bruce, Luck, 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Tue. May 22 May 22, 23, 25 Regionals Softball Regionals Grantsburg, Webster at Grantsburg is in Div. 4. Voyager Village, Webster, Webster/Siren is in Div. 3. 9 a.m.

Pirates remain undefeated in win over Frederic/Luck BY STACY COY SENTINEL SPORTS

GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg Pirates’ record remains unscathed as they cruised past a visiting Frederic/Luck squad 11-1 on Tuesday, May 8. The Pirates ended the game with 15 hits and zero strikeouts. Kenna Johnson led the charge going three for three and scoring three runs. Emma Quimby, Brooke Quimby, Cassidy Chenal and Rachel Glover each tallied two hits for the game. Rachel Tooze, Ellie Duncan, Olivia Oachs and Susan Roberts had one hit each. Chenal was the starting pitcher for the Pirates and picked up the win. Grantsburg is now 12-0 on the season and will head to Cameron on Thursday night to play for the conference title.


Grantsburg senior captain Mackenna Johnson slides safely into third base.


SHELL LAKE—The Grantsburg Lady Pirates continued their trek to State by getting a 17-4 win at Shell Lake on Monday night. The Lakers played the Pirates tough through the first four innings of play with the Lakers holding a 3-1 edge after four. The top of the fifth got the Pirates going as they put across four runs to the Laker's none. With two out, Savanna Trittelwitz, Susan Roberts and Emma Quimby all singled, Brooke Quimby followed with a double and Rachel Tooze singled. Innings six and seven saw the Pirates put six across each time. The highlight in the sixth inning was a homer by Brooke Quimby. In the seventh, the big blast came from Ellie Duncan with a double. Brooke Quimby, Rachel Tooze and Savanna Trittelwitz each had three hits in the game. Emma Quimby had two. Brooke led the way in RBI's with three. The score was not necessarily indicative of Shell Lake. They had 10 hits including two doubles. They struck out just three times. The Pirates go to Unity on Thursday to finish this week's games. Regionals begin next Tuesday.


Grantsburg short stop Brooke Quimby scoops up a ball and looks to make a throw to first for the play.


MAY 16, 2018



Pirates and Tigers at Frederic Invitational BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

FREDERIC—The Grantsburg and Webster track and field teams two of six teams participating in the Frederic Invitational Track Meet last Thursday. The Grantsburg and Webster boys teams came in first and third, respectively, while the girls results showed that Grantsburg was second and Webster third. Frederic/Luck was second in the boys events with Shell Lake, Drummond and Valley Christian following. In the girls events, Shell Lake was first with Frederic/Luck fourth, followed by Drummond and Valley Christian. The Webster 4x800 meter boys team (Doriott, Stanton, Erickson, M. Schaaf) came in first. Austin Moser was first in the shot put and the discus. Mason Schaaf came in second place in the 400 meter dash while Dustin Kern earned second in the long jump. Harlo Olson was second in the shot put and the discus throw.

Third place finishers for the Tiger boys include the 4x400 meter relay team (S. Wilson Janssen, Grienke, Peterson). Mason Schaaf was third in the high jump and Simeon Wilson in the triple jump. Trent Gustafson was also third in the discus. Grantsburg firsts were Nate McKinley (400 meter dash); David MacKean (800 meter run); Joseph Ohnstad (1600 meter run); Robens Brande (3200 meter run); the 4x100 meter relay team (T. Brande, J Chenal, L. Chenal and Stevens); Tyrell Brande (high jump); Leo Chenal (long jump); and Nate McKinley (triple jump). Second placements for the Pirates were Leo Chenal (100 meter dash); Joseph Ohnstad (800 meter run); Quentin Premo-Blume (100 meter hurdles); 4x200 meter relay (Arnold, G. Chenal, Premo-Blume, Stevens); 4x400 meter relay (Reichstadt, Lee, Vollendorf, Hermann) 4x800 meter relay (Ohnstad, Hermann, MacKean, McKinley); and John Chenal (high jump). For the Webster girls, first

place went to Jeni Petersen (pole vault). Second placement receivers were Sam Nelson (1600 meter run); 4x100 meter relay (Summer and Sky Winkler, McDowell, and Petersen); and the 4x800 meter relay (Nelson, Gomulak, Raschke, Doriott). Emily Doriott got third in the 800 meter run; Jenna Gomulak in the 1600 meter run; Jenna Gomulak in the pole vault; Jeni Petersen in the triple jump and Hannah Janssen in the discus. Grantsburg girls in first place were Linda Harmon (100 meter dash); Gracie Gerber (400 meter dash); and Allison Peterson (long jump). Second placements were Allison Peterson (100 meter dash); Kaitlin Olson (3200 meter run); 4x400 meter relay (L. Harmon, Peterson, M. Rombach, Gerber); Linda Harmon (triple jump); and Olivia Brock in the discus throw. Both Grantsburg and Webster are preparing for the West Lakeland Conference meet which will have been held Tuesday.

Dragons face Minnesota foes in track BY GLEN SKIFSTAD SENTINEL SPORTS

HINCKLEY—The Siren Dragons track and field team took on a number of Minnesota teams on Friday at Hinckley. The Dragon boys earned a fourth place finish while the girls came in third. “Riley Churchill had a great meet for the Siren boys,” exclaimed head coach Rick Larson. “The relays were competitive!” Churchill was first in the the 400 meter dash, fourth in the high jump and fourth in the discus.

Second place finishers were Dolan Highstrom in the 200 meter dash and Noah Koball in the discus. The 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams also earned second place. Koball was third in the shot put throw while Highstrom was third in the long jump and the 4x400 team came in third. Ben Kopecky came in fourth in the 400 meter dash. For the girls, “Molly Kozak threw the shot well,” said Coach Larson. She came in fourth place in that event.

Jade Horstman and Jalynn Nelson both came in first place in the triple jump and high jump respectively. The 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams were both second place finishers as was Alexa Buskirk in the long jump. Horstman also was third in the 200 meter dash as was Julia Cederberg in the discuss and the 4x100 relay team. The 4x800 meter relay team also took fourth place. The Dragons ready themselves for the Conference Meet which will have taken place Tuesday at Frederic.

Scenes from the Pirate Invite


Webster’s Logan Schaaf took a fifth place finish in the high jump.


Siren’s Jade Horstman and Webster’s Skyler Winkler battle in the 200 meter dash.


Jenna Gomulak finished third in the pole vault.

TRACK: Pirate Invite a success for local teams CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20

Ohnstad in the 800 meter and 1600 meter runs; the 4x800 meter relay team; and John Chenal in the high jump. For Webster, Joey Formanek (3200 meter run and long jump); Logan Schaaf (110 meter hurdles); and Harlo Olson (shot put) were second place winners. The Dragons Dolon Highstrom (100 meter dash); the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams along with Noah Koball (discus) placed second. On the girls side of the program, Allison Peterson (100 meter dash, long jump, triple jump), had Grantsburg first placements. Sam Nelson (1600 meter run) had Web-

ster’s only first. Julia Cederberg (discus) got the only Dragon first. Seconds were more popular for the girls. Linda Harmon (200 meter dash, long jump); Gracie Gerber (400 meter dash and 800 meter run; and the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams got this achievement along with Olivia Ohnstad (high jump). Webster second awards went to Skyler Winkler (100 meter dash); Sam Nelson (3200 meter run); Ali Moritz (100 meter hurdles); and Jeni Petersen (pole vault). The 4x200 relay team, Jalynn Nelson (high jump);Jade Horstman (triple jump); and Mollie Kozak (shot put) got second place awards for the Dragons.


Grantsburg’s Tyler Stevens (left) and Webster’s Simeon Wilson await handoffs from their teammates in the 4x100 meter relay.




MAY 16, 2018

SCOREBOARD Heckel Heckel, c Johnson,3b Beecroft, rf Taylor, rf McNulty, cf Denotter, 1b Totals

Boys Baseball B B b ll

West Lakeland Conference Team Conf All Webster 5-0 15-2 St. Croix Falls 5-1 5-3 Luck/Frederic 4-1 4-6 Unity 3-2 4-2 Grantsburg 3-4 3-6 T. Lake/Clayton 1-4 1-5 Siren 0-4 0-5 Shell Lake 0-5 0-5 Results Last Week May 14 Amery 10, St. Croix Falls 0 Grantsburg 1, Shell Lake 0 Webster 11, Northwestern 0 May 12 Unity 3, Rice Lake 2 Grantsburg 10, Luck/Frederic 5 May 10 Webster 6, Grantsburg 0 Unity 4, Luck/Frederic 1 St. Croix Falls 7, Turtle Lake/Clayton 2 May 8 Luck/Frederic 8, Grantsburg 6 St. Croix Falls 11, Shell Lake 4 Turtle Lake/Clayton 9, Siren 7 Webster 9, Unity 0

Grantsburg 10, Luck/Frederic 4 Grantsburg Wedin, cf Anderson, lf Roufs, c Nelson, rf T. Johnson, dh McKinley S. Johnson, 1b B. Johnson, Clark, p Vitale, 3b Kottke, ss D. Jensen Totals

AB 3 4 4 5 2 0 3 1 3 3 3 1 35

R 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10

H 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11

Luck/Frederic Hall, 2b J. Johanssen, cf L. Jensen, c Ellefson, ss G. Johanssen, p Runnels, 1b Hendrickson, lf Johnson, 3b B. Jensen, rf Totals

AB 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 29

R 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 5

H 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 8

BI 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7

IP H R 4 3 3 3 5 2

ER BB K 1 4 4 1 0 3

LOB-L/F 10, Grantsburg 8. ERR-Grantsburg: McKinley; L/F: J. Johanssen (3), Hall, Ellefson, Runnels. 2B-Grantsburg: Anderson 92), Clark.3b-L/F: Hendrickson. HR-Luck: L. Jensen. SB-L/F: L. Jensen, G.Johanssen, Ellefson (2). SAC-Grantsburg 1. HBP-L/F 2.

Luck/Frederic 8. Grantsburg 6 R 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 8

H 0 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 9

IP 7 IP 5 2

H 9 H 9 1

R 6 R 8 0

ER na ER 3 0

BB 6 BB 1 0

Grantsburg 1, Shell Lake 0 AB 3 4 2

R 0 0 0

H 1 1 0

Pitching Shell Lake Pitcher(s) Grantsburg Nelson Wedin

Grantsburg Wedin, p Anderson, lf Roufs, c Player 27, cf S. Johnson, 1b Nelson, cf Clerk, 3b B. Johnson, rf Vitale, 2b Kattke, ss Totals

IP H R 6+ 6 1 IP H R 6.1 4 0.2 0 0

ER 1 ER 0 0

BB 2 BB 0 2

K 4 K 47 1

LOB-Shell Lake 8, Grantsburg 7. ER-SL: Denotter (2), Bontekae.. 2b-Grantsburg: S. Johnson. SB-Grantsburg: B. Johnson, Anderson. SAC-Grantsburg 1.

R 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 11

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

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

Pitching Webster T. Gustafson J. Washburn Rosenbaum Northwestern Holsclaw Gustafson

IP 2 2 3 IP 2 5

H 1 0 0 H 3 9

R 0 0 0 R 4 7

ER 0 0 0 ER 4 6

BB 0 2 0 BB 3 3

K 5 K 7 2

BI 0 0 0

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

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

H 3 H 3 0 0

R 0 R 6 2 1

K 3 3 4 K 1 1

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

ER 0 ER 5 0 1

BB 1 BB 5 5 0

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

Fredericks Fredericks, p Totals

Webster AB R H BI T. Gustafson, p 4 2 2 2 Peterson, cr 0 0 0 0 Stenberg, lf 4 1 2 1 J. Washburn, rf 3 2 2 0 H. Gustafson, 3b 4 0 2 2 Rosenbaum, ss 3 0 1 0 Sigfrids, 1b 3 0 0 0 Wols, c 1 0 0 0 Buffington 2 0 0 0 Spafford, cf 3 0 1 0 O. Washburn, 2b 1 1 0 0 Totals 28 6 10 5 Score by Innings Grantsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 2 Webster 2 2 1 1 0 0 x-6 10 0 Pitching Grantsburg Wedin Player Webster T. Gustafson J.Washburn

IP 5 1 IP 2 5

H 9 1 H 1 2

R 6 0 R 0 0

ER 6 0 ER 0 0

BB 1 2 BB 0 3

Pitching F/L Pitcher(s) 0 Grantsburg Chenal Hoffman

K 2 0 K 2 10

0 1

0 2

0 1 BI 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 10

IP H R 4+ 15 11

ER BB K na 3

IP H R 4 2 1 1 0 0

ER BB K 1 2 7 0 0 1

LOB-Grantsburg 8, L/F 3. ERR: F/L: Hibbs (2). 2b-Grantsburg: Tooze, Glover, Duncan. SB-Grantsburg: Johnson (2), E. Quimby; F/L: Peterson. WP-Grantsburg 1.

Grantsburg 9, Cameron 5 Grantsburg Johnson, cf E.Quimbuy, 2b B. Quimby, ss Chenal, 1b Tooze, dp Hoffman, p Glover, rf Duncan, 3b Oachs, c Roberts, lf I Quimby Totals

AB 4 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 3 2 2 35

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

H 1 2 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 13

BI 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 6

Cameron AB R H BI Kringle, 2b 3 2 3 0 Kringle, cf 4 1 1 0 Croteau, ss 4 0 0 0 Croteau, p 4 0 0 0 Lucas, c 3 0 0 0 Engelstad, 3b 3 0 0 0 Krobendahl, 1b 3 1 0 0 Salyes, lf 3 1 0 0 Croteau, rf 3 0 1 0 Totals 30 5 5 0 Score by Innings Grantsburg 3 3 0 0 3 0 0-9 13 6 Cameron 2 2 0 0 1 0 0-5 5 4

Results Last Week May 14 Grantsburg 17, Shell Lake 4 May 12 Amery 30-16, St. Croix Falls 4-0 Grantsburg 7, Stratford 5 Grantsburg 8, Spencer 7 Medford 10, Grantsburg 8 Athens 12, Shell Lake 8 May 10 Grantsburg 9, Cameron 5 Shell Lake 15, Webster/Siren 0 May 8 Cameron 18, Unity 0 Grantsburg 11, Frederic/Luck 1 Shell Lake 14, St. Croix Falls 8

Pitching Grantsburg Pitcher(s) Cameron Pitcher(s)

IP 7 IP 7

H 5 H 13

R 5 R 9

ER na ER na

BB 0 BB 2

K 3 K 3

LOB-Grantsburg 7, Cameon 4. ERR-Grantsburg: Hoffman, E. Quimby, Chenal, Duncan, B.Quimby (2); Cameron: Croteau (p), Krobendahl, Engelstad, Salyles. 2B-Grantsburg: E.Quimby, B. Quimby, Glover, Oachs. WP-Grantsburg 3, Cameron 2.

Grantsburg 17, Shell Lake 4 Grantsburg AB S. Roberts, cf 4 E. Quimby, 2b 3 B. Quimby, ss 5 R. Tooze, 1b 5 E. Duncan, 3b 4 I. Quimby, lf 3 R. Hoffman, p 5 J. Hecht, c 4 S. Trittelwitz, dp 3 L. Thoreen 1 Totals 37

Pitching Grantsburg Pitcher(s) Shell Lake Pitcher(s)

K 9 K 0 3 3

2 17

Grantsburg AB R H Johnson, cf 3 3 3 E.Quimby, 2b 4 2 2 B.Quimbyh, ss 4 2 2 Chenal, p 3 1 2 Tooze, 1b 3 0 1 Hoffman 1 0 0 Glover, rf 4 1 2 Duncan, dp 2 1 1 I. Quimby, 3b 1 0 0 O. Oachs, c 2 1 1 S. Roberts, lf 3 0 1 Totals 30 11 15 Score by Innings Frederic/Luck 0 0 1 0 0-1 2 2 Grantsburg 3 1 5 1 1-11 15 0

R 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 17

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

BI 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 12


Shell Lake AB R H No. 6 4 0 1 No. 2 4 0 0 No. 5 4 0 1 No. 21 3 0 0 No. 13 4 2 4 No. 11 3 0 0 No 14 2 1 1 No. 18 3 1 2 No. 15/10 4 0 1 Totals 31 4 10 Score by Innings Grantsburg 0 1 0 0 4 6 6-17 16 3 Shell Lake 0 0 0 3 0 0 1-4 10 2

LOB-Webster 7, Unity 3. ERR-Webster: Sigfrids; Unity: Pedersen, Lo. Hendrickson, Hermanson. SB-Webster: Stenberg, T. Gustafson, J. Washburn; Unity: Flaherty. PB-Unity 1. SAC-Webster 1. WP-Unity 4.

Webster 6, Grantsburg 0

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

Girls Softball

Unity AB R H BI Nelson, lf 3 0 0 0 Flaherty, 2b 3 0 1 0 Pedersen, ss 3 0 0 0 Ince, p 3 0 0 0 Teschendorf, c 3 0 0 0 Lo. Hendrickson, 3b 3 0 1 0 Paulson, rf 2 0 0 0 Johnson, 1b 2 0 1 0 Thompson, cf 2 0 0 0 Totals 24 0 3 0 Score by Innings Webster 1 5 0 2 0 0 1-9 3 1 Unity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 3 Pitching Webster IP Rosenbaum 7 Unity IP Ince 1.2 Pedersen .1 Lo. Hendrickson 1

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

West Lakeland Conference Team Conf All Grantsburg 9-0 16-1 Cameron 4-2 6-2 Shell Lake 4-3 4-7 T.Lake/Clayton 1-2 1-2 Unity 1-3 2-3 Frederic/Luck 0-2 0-2 Webster/Siren 0-3 0-4 St. Croix Falls 0-4 0-7

LOB-Webster 7, Northwestern 1. ERNorth; Thompson (2), Gustafson (2), Runchi. 2B-Webster: O. Washburn, T. Gustafson, Stenberg. SB-Webster: Sigfrids, Wols, O. Washburn, Rosenbaum; North: Brill. WP-Webster 1, North 2.

AB 3 2 3 4 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 3 24

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

LOB-Webster 7, Grantsburg 7. ERR-Grantsburg: Wedin, Roufs. 2B-Grantsburg: Anderson; Webster: Rosenbaum, Stenberg. HR-Webster: T. Gustafson. SB-Grantsburg: Roufs; Webster: Stenberg, J. Washburn (3), Sigfrids, Spafford, H. Gustafson.

Northwestern AB R H BI Brill, ss 3 0 1 0 holsclaw, p 3 0 0 0 Wakefield, 1b 2 0 0 0 Warner, 3b 3 0 0 0 Thompson, rf 3 0 0 0 Evenson, lf 2 0 0 0 Booksma, dh 2 0 0 0 Hanson, c 0 0 0 0 Gustafson, cf 2 0 0 0 Runchi, 2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 21 0 1 0 Score by Innings Webster 0 4 3 1 1 0 2-11 2 0 Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 5

Webster T. Gustafson, c Stenberg, lf J. Washburn, rf H. Gustafson, 2b Rosenbaum, p T. Pardun, Sigfrids, 1b Wols, dh Buffington, ph C. Pardun, 3b Spafford, cf O. Washburn, ss Totals

LOB-L/F 6, Grantsburg 13. ERR-L/F: G. Johansen, player, Ellefson, J. Johansen; Grantsburg: Vitale, Clark, Anderson (3). 2b-L/F: L. Jensen; Grantsburg: Roufs. 3B-L/F: J. Johansen. SB-L/F: L. Jensen, Ellefson; Grantsburg: B. Johnson. WP-Grantsburg 1. HBP-L/F 2, Grantsburg 2.

Shell Lake Bontekae, 2b Aronson, ss Kraetke, p

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Webster 9, Unity 0

Grantsburg AB R H BI Wedin, cf 4 1 1 0 Anderson, ss 2 1 0 0 Jensen 1 0 1 1 Roufs, c 5 1 2 0 S. Johnson, 1b 4 0 1 1 Nelson, p 4 0 2 2 Clark, 3b 2 1 0 0 B. Johnson, lf 3 1 1 0 Vitale, 2b 3 1 1 0 T. Johnson, dh 2 0 0 0 McKinley, rf 1 0 0 0 Totals 31 6 9 4 Score by Innings Luck/Frederic 0 1 2 0 5 0 0-8 9 4 Grantsburg 2 1 0 0 0 0 3-6 9 5

Pitching Frederic/Luck Pitcher(s) Grantsburg Pitcher A Pitcher B

1 0 0 0 0 1 4

Grantsburg AB R H BI Wedin, cf 3 1 1 0 Anderson, lf 3 0 2 1 Roufs, c 3 0 1 0 Nelson, p 2 0 0 0 Clark, 3b 3 0 0 0 B. Johnson, rf 3 0 0 0 S. Johnson, 1b 3 0 1 0 Vitale, dh 3 0 1 0 Kottke, ss 0 0 0 0 Totals 26 1 6 1 Score by Innings Shell Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 4 3 Grantsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 6 0

Webster AB T. Gustafson, p 5 C. Stenberg, lf 4 J. Washburn, rf 5 H. Gustafson, 3b 3 H. Rosenbaum, ss 4 B. Sigfrids, 1b 2 T. Wols, c 2 M. Buffington 2 A. Spafford, cf 1 C. Pardun 2 O. Washburn, 2b 3 Totals 33

Luck/Frederic IP H R ER BB K Pitcher(s) 7 11 10 na 3 7

Luck/Frederic AB Hall, 2b 4 J. Johansen, cf 4 L. Jensen, c 4 P. Ellefson, p 3 G. Johansen, ss 4 Runnels, 1b 4 D. Hendrickson, lf 4 L. Johnson, 3b 4 B. Jensen, rf 3 Totals 34

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Webster 11, Northwestern (Maple) 0

Score by Innings Grantsburg 2 0 0 0 3 1 4-10 11 1 Luck/Frederic 1 2 0 0 0 1 1-4 8 6 Pitching Grantsburg Clark McKinley

3 2 3 1 3 2 23

IP 7 IP 7

H 10 H 16

R 4 R 17

ER na ER na

BB 4 BB 7

K 3 K 3

LOB-Grantsburg 5, SL 13. E-Grantsburg: Hoffman, Hecht, Thoreen; SL-3b, p. 2b-Grantsburg: B. Quimby, Duncan; SL-No. 13 (2). HR-Grantsburg: B. Quimby. SB-SL: No. 5. PB-SL 1. WP-Grantsburg 1, SL 1.

Grantsburg 11, Frederic/ Luck 1 Frederic/Luck AB Peterson, rf 2 Hibbs, ss 0 Domagala, 3b 2 Schmidt, c 1 Jensen, lf 2 Alexander, cf 1 Player 1 Domagala, 1b 2 Pirjes, 2b 2

R 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Frederic Invitational May 10 • Boys Results 1. Grantsburg 221.5; 2. Frederic/Luck 164.5; 3. Webster 108; 4. Shell Lake 63; 5. Drummond 40; 6. Valley Christian 37. 100 METER DASH: 1. Dennis Brule (F/L) :12.22; 2. Leo Chenal (Gburg) :2.27; 3. Tyrell Brande (Gburg) :12.64; 5. Kyle Fagnan (Gburg) :12.69; 6. Dustin Kern (Web) :12.77; 8. Reed Arnold (Gburg) :13.22. 200 METER DASH: 1. Adam Menke (F/L) :24.95; 4. Gabe Chenal (Gburg) :25.49; 5. Tyler Stevens (Gburg) :25.77; 6. Kyle Fagnan (Gburg) :25.94; 7. Reed Arnold (Gburg) :26.25. 400 METER DASH: 1. Nate McKinley (Gburg) :53.41; 2. Mason Schaaf (Web) :53.91; 3. David MacKean (Gburg) :54.82; 4. Derek Lee (Gburg) :58.02; 6. Hunter Erickson (Web) :58.57; 7. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) :59.09; 8. Jared VanWatermuelen (Gburg) :59.29. 800 METER RUN: 1. David MacKean (Gburg) 2:15.04; 2. Joseph Ohnstad (Gburg) 2:18.61. 1600 METER RUN: 1. Joseph Ohnstad (Gburg) 5:08.29; 6. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) 5:43.64. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Robens Brande (Gburg) 12:01.32. 110 METER HURDLES; 1. Zach Peterson (F/L) :17.0; 2. Quentin Premo-Blume (Gburg) :19.02. 300 METER HURDLES: 1. Zach Hochstetler (F/L) :46.15; 3. Quentin Premo-Blume (Gburg) :46.76; 5. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) :53.7. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (T. Brande, J. Chenal, L. Chenal, Stevens) :46.5. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Frederic/Luck 1:37.49; 2. Grantsburg (Arnold, G. Chenal, Premo-Blume, Stevens) 1:39.83. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Frederic/Luck 4:00.28; 2. Grantsburg (Reichstadt, Lee, Vollendorf, Hermann) 4:02.01; 3. Webster (S. Wilson, Janssen, Flienke, Peterson) 4:10.67. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Webster (Doriott, Stanton, Erickson, M. Schaaf) 9:05.25; 2. Grantsburg (Ohnstad, Hermann, MacKean, McKinley) 9:27.68. HIGH JUMP: 1. Tyrell Brande (Gburg) 5-8; 2. John Chenal (Gburg) 5-8; 3. Mason Schaaf (Web) 5-6; 5. Jared VanWatermuelen (Gburg) 5-4; 6. Gabe Chenal (Gburg) 5-2. POLE VAULT: 1. Nick Udovich (SL) 11-0; 4. Kyle Fagnan (Gburg) 8-0; T6. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) and Tyler Schunck (SL), 8-0. LONG JUMP: 1. Leo Chenal (Gburg) 19-8 ½; 2. Dustin Kern (Web) 18-6 ¼; 4. Gabe Chenal (Gburg) 17-6 ¾; 8. Joey Formanek (Web) 15-11 ¼. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Nate McKinley (Gburg) 37-9; 3. Simeon Wilson (Web) 34-2 ½; 5. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) 31-7; 6. Keith Glienke (Web) 31-1 ¾. SHOT PUT: 1. Austin Moser (Web) 48-3 ½; 2. Harlo Olson (Web) 45-3 ½; 3. Leo Chenal (Gburg) 44-11 ½; 4. Ross Daniels (Web) 42-3 ½; 7. Wyatt Schaaf (Web) 36-7; 8. Austin Louis (Gburg) 34-9. DISCUS: 1. Austin Moser (Web) 140-10; 2. Harlo Olson (Web) 139-10; 3. Trent Gustafson (Web)

110 3; 4 106 2; 7. 7 Kalvin Watt 110-3; 4. Ross Daniels (Web) 106-2; (Gburg) 96-3. Frederic Invitational May 10 • Girls Results 1. Shell Lake 225; 2. Grantsburg 182; 3. Webster 88; 4. Frederic/Luck 84.5; 5. Drummond 32; 6. Valley Christian 13. 100 METER DASH: 1. Linda Harmon (Gburg) :13.44; 2. Allison Peterson (Gburg) :13.77; 4. Skyler Winkler (Web) :14.01; 5. Summer Winkler (Web) :14.04. 200 METER DASH: 1. Sydney Schunck (SL) :29.13; 3. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) :30.43; 4. Allison Peterson (Gburg) :30.55; 7. Grace McCool (Web) ; 31.99; 8. Gretchen Lee (Gburg) : 32.71. 400 METER DASH: 1. Gracie Gerber (Gburg) 1:05.92; 5. Gretchen Lee (Gburg) 1:13.06; 8. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) 1:15.61. 800 METER RUN; 1. Brittany Clark (SL) 2:42.55; 3. Emily Doriott (Web) 3:02.94; 4. Kylie Robelia (Gburg) 3:03.25; 8. Shilo Covey (Gburg) 3:17.05. 1600 METER RUN: 1. Ali Deladi (SL) 6:23.8; 2. Sam Nelson (Web) 6:29.4; 3. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 6:36.3; 4. McKenzie Rombach (Gburg) 6:36.7; 5. Kaitlyn Rombach (Gburg) 6:54; 6. Kaitlin Olson (Gburg) 7:09; 7. Sydney Raschke (Web) 7:30. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Fran Kevan (SL) 12:37.9; 2. Kaitlyn Olson (Gburg) 17:16.53. 100 METER HURDLES: 1. Julia Pokorny (SL) :16.22; 5. Jackie Royce (Web) :21.06; 7. Olivia Ohnstad (Gburg) :21.58. 300 METER HURDLES: 1. Julia Pokorny (SL) :48.56; 4. Olivia Ohnstad (Gburg) 1:01.01; 5. Hope McKinley (Gburg) 1:01.47. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake :53.18; 2. Webster (Su. Winkler, McDowell, Sk. Winkler, Petersen) :55.5; 3. Grantsburg (Smestad, Johnson, Reichstadt, K. Rombach) 1:01.93. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 1:50.68; 3. Grantsburg (McKinley, Gaffney, Smestad, Brande) 2:02.93. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 4:26.71; 2. Grantsburg (L. Harmon, Peterson, M. Rombach, Gerber) 4:29.69. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 11:00.76; 2. Webster (Nelson, Gomulak, Raschke, Doriott) 12:07.28; 3. Grantsburg (Ohnstad, Lee, Covey, Robelia) 12:14.65. HIGH JUMP: 1. Katie Mattson (F/L) 5-0; 3. Olivia Ohnstad (Gburg) 4-2; 4. Kaitlyn Rombach (Gburg) 4-2; 5. Amy Harmon (Gburg) 4-0. POLE VAULT: 1. Jeni Petersen (Web) 9-0; 3. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 7-6; 5. Amy Harmon (Gburg) 7-0. LONG JUMP: 1. Allison Peterson (Gburg) 15-7 ¼; 4. Linda Harmon (Gburg) 14-0 ½; 6. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) 13-5; 7. Grace Gaffney (Gburg) 13-1. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Lindsay Mattson (L/F) 32-0 ¼; 2. Linda Harmon (Gburg) 31-9; 4. Jeni Petersen (Web) 29-2 ¼; 5. Jazmine Mangelsen (Web) 27-2; 7. Gretchen Lee (Gburg) 25-2 ¼; 8. McKenzie Rombach (Gburg) 24-5 ½. SHOT PUT: 1. Ashlea Meister (SL) 33-7; 4. Grace Gaffney (Gburg) 29-10 ½; 5. Janessa Bonneville (Gburg) 27-4; 7. Olivia Brock (Gburg) 25-1 ¾. DISCUS: 1. Ashlea Meister (SL) 102-6; 2. Olivia Brock (Gburg) 79-8; 3. Hannah Janssen (Web) 731; 5. Janessa Bonneville (Gburg) 70-6; 6. Amanda Preston (Web) 68-5; 8. Kaley Bergstrom (Web) 64-3. Grantsburg Invitational May 8 • Boys Results 1. Grantsburg 234; 2. Webster 143; 3. Siren 121; 4. Shell Lake 48; 5. Valley Christian 47; 6. St. Croix Falls 37. 100 METER DASH: 1. Leo Chenal (Gburg) :11.65; 2. Dolan Highstrom (Siren) :11.69; 3. Tyrell Brande (Gburg) :12.09; 4. Levi Blaisdell (Web) :12.56; 6. Gage Holmes (Siren) :12.72; 7. Cordell Fischeer (Siren) :12.76. 200 METER DASH: 1. Dolan Highstrom (Siren) :23.88; 2. Tyler Stevens (Gburg) :25.0; 3. Gabe Chenal (Gburg) :25.39; 4. Simeon Wilson (Web) :25.42; 7. Derek Lee (Gburg) :26.21; 8. Derek Highstrom (Siren) :26.99. 400 METER DASH: 1. Nate McKinley (Gburg) :57.84; 2. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) :59.34; 3. Dolan Highstrom (Siren) 1:00.58; 5. Jared VanWatermuelen (Gburg) 1:01.58; 6. Derek Lee (Gburg) 1:02.63; 7. Tanner Peterson (Web) 1:02.98. 800 METER DASH: 1. David MacKean (Gburg) 2:14.53; 2. Joseph Ohnstad (Gburg) 2:17.75; 3. Ben Kopecky (Siren) 2:21.68; 5. Trevor Stanford (Siren) 2:42.08; 6. JeminWilson (Web) 2:58.24; 7. Edward Clover (Gburg) 3:04.22. 1600 METER RUN; 1. David MacKean (Gburg) 4:56.68; 2. Joseph Ohnstad (Gburg) 4:56.88; 3. Jeremy Liljenberg (Siren) 5:21.89; 6. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) 5:52.07; 7. Mitch Daniels (Siren) 5:54.63. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Hunter Erickson (Web) 10:58.57; 2. Joey Formanek (Web) 11:14.16; 3. Mason Schaaf (Web) 11:54.73; 4.. Xavier Stanton (Web) 11:55.63; 5. Robens Brande (Gburg) 12:11.91; 6. Edwin Janssen (Web) 12:37.77; 7. Brady Kosloski (Siren) 13:27.97; 8. Anthony Dugger (Siren) 14:19.96. 110 METER HURDLES: 1. Quentin Premo-Blume (Gburg) :18.55; 2. Logan Schaaf (Web) :19.53; 74. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) :21.56. 300 METER HURDLES: T1. Jared VanWatermulelen (Gburg) and Austin Degerstrom (VC) :46.76; 3. Keith Glienke (Web) :48.27; 4. Quentin Premo-Blume (Gburg) :48.35; 6. Jordan Gaffney (Gburg) :54.24. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (T. Brande, J. Chenal, L. Chenal, Stevens) :47.47; 2. Siren (Holmes, Stanford, Churchiull, den Hoed) :48.73; 4. Webster (W. Schaaf, S. Wilson, Blaisdell, L. Schaaf) :49.28. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (Arnold, G. Chenal, Premo-Blume, Stevens) 1:41.09; 2. Siren (Holmes, De. Highstrom, Maslow, den Hoed) 1:44.14. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Grantsburg (Hermann, Ohnstad, MacKean, McKinley) 3:50.09; 2. Siren (Fischer, Maslow, Churchill, den Hoed) 4:06.09. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Siren (Liljenberg, Vasatka, Stanford, Kopecky) 9:26.1; 2. Grantsburg (R. Brande, Reichstadt, Vollendorf, Hermann) 9:32.52. HIGH JUMP: 1. Tyrell Brande (Gburg) 5-6; 2. John Chenal (Gburg) 5-6; T3. Gabe Chenal (Gburg) and Andrew Martin (SL) 5-4; 4. Mason Schaaf (Web) 5-4; 5. Logan Schaaf (Web) 5-2; 6. Riley Churchill (Siren) 5-2. POLE VAULT: T1. Logan Schaaf (Web) and Nick Udovich (SL) 12-0; T5. Trevor Vollendorf (Gburg) and Erick Haynes (SL) 9-0; 8. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) 8-0. LONG JUMP: 1. Leo Chenal (Gbur) 20-7; 2. Joey Formanek (Web) 18-8; 3. Dolan Highstrom (Siren) 18-0; 4. Gabe Chenal (Gburg) 17-4; 5. Colton den Hoed (Siren) 17-3; 7. Trevor Stanford (Siren) 15-10. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Nate McKinley (Gburg) 38-8; 3. Simeon Wilson (Web) 34-4; 5. Keith Glienke (Web) 31-5; 6. Cole Reichstadt (Gburg) 30-10. SHOT PUT: 1. Austin Moser (Web) 46-11; 2. Harlo Olson (Web) 46-1; 3. Leo Chenal (Gburg) 44-11; 4. Ross Daniels (Web) 42-10; 5. Noah Koball (Siren) 40-2; 6. Wyatt Schaaf (Web) 39-5; 8. Anton Gavyn (Siren) 36-0. DISCUS: 1. AustinMoser (Web) 140-5; 2. Noah Koball (Siren) 128-8; 3. Harlo Olson (Web) 121.3;

4 11; 55. Trent Gustafson 4. Riley Churchill (Siren) 115 115-11; (Web) 115-4; 6. Gavyn Anton (Siren) 109-1; 7. Ross Daniels (Web) 105-7; 8. Brennan Koball (Siren) 104-9. Grantsburg Invitational May 8 • Girls Results 1. Shell Lake 236; 2. Grantsburg 174.5; 3. Webster 96.5; 4. Siren 95; 5. Lac Courte Oreilles 12; 6. Valley Christian 12. 100 METER DASH: 1. Allison Peterson (Gburg) :13.58; 2. Skyler Winkler (Web) :13.7; 4. Jeni Petersen (Web) :14.4; 6. Elizabeth Robinson (Web) :14.51; 7. Grace Gaffney (Gburg) :14.57. 200 METER DASH: 1. Sydney Schunck (SL) :27.13; 2. Linda Harmon (Gburg) :27.2; 4. Jalynn Nelson (Siren) “29.44; 5. Skyler Winkler (Web) :29.47; 6. Jade Horstman (Siren) :30.14; 8. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) :30.34. 400 METER DASH; 1. Emmery Nielsen (SL) 1:04.62; 2. Gracie Gerber (Gburg) 1:05.84; 4. Mirlande Brande (Gburg) 1:12.37; 6. Gretchen Lee (Gburg) 1:14.5; 8. Alexa Buskirk (Siren) 1:14.62. 800 METER RUN: 1. Brittany Clark (SL) 2:39.06; 2. Gracie Gerber (Gburg) 2:46.27; 3. McKenzie Rombach (Gburg) 2:56.3; 4. Kaitlyn Rombach (Gburg) 2:58.68; 6. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 2:59.59; 7. Ruylee O’Brien (Siren) 3:00.99; 8. Kylie Robelia (Gburg) 3:07.13. 1600 METER RUN: 1. Sam Nelson (Web) 4:56.35; 3. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 5:05; 4. McKenzie Rombach (Gburg) 5:10; 5. Kaitlin Olson (Gburg) 5:15. 3200 METER RUN: 1. Fran Kevan (SL) 12:54.54; 2. Sam Nelson (Web) 14:00.41; 3. Kaitlin Olson (Gburg) 16:32.86. 100 METER HURDLES: 1. Julia Pokorny (SL) :15.41; 2. Ali Moritz (Web) :18.12; 4. Olivia Ohnstad (Gburg) :19.62; 5. Jackie Royce (Web) :19.92. 300 METER HURDLES; 1. Julia Pokorny (SL) :50.0; 4. Ali Moritz (Web) :55.31; 5. Olivia Ohnstad (Gburg) :56.81; 6. Hope McKinley (Gburg) 1:01.98. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake :54.37; 2. Grantsburg (Reichstadt, K. Rombach, Smestad, Brande) 1:00.48; 3. Siren (Jewell, Maslow, Rightman, Kosloski) 1:00.96. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 1:52.4; 2. Siren (Jewell, hkayman, Rightman, Nelson) 2:04.78; 3. Webster (McCool, Robinson, Moritz, Peck) 2:08.04; 4. Grantsburg (McKinley, Ohnstad, Smestad, Johnson) 2:12.44. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 4:38.84; 2. Grantsburg (L. Harmon, Peterson, M. Rombach, Gerber) 4:57.56; 3. Siren (Kosloski, M. Hall, Lightfeather, Lemieux) 5:16.02. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Shell Lake 10:58.79; 2. Grantsburg (Hermann, Lee, Covey, Robelia) 12:21.53; 3. Siren (Lemieu, O’Brien, Kosloski, Rightman) 13:00.8. HIGH JUMP: 1. Cassie Skattebo (SL) 4-11; T2. Olivia Ohnstad (Gburg) and Jalynn (Siren) 4-2; 4. Amy Harmon (Gburg) 4-2; 5.Kaitlyn Rombach (Gburg) 4-0. POLE VAULT: 1. Julia :Pokorny (SL) 9-6; 2. Jeni Petersen (Web) 9-0; 3. Jenna Gomulak (Web) 7-6. LONG JUMP: 1. Allison Peterson (Gburg) 15-9; 2. Linda Harmon (Gburg) 14-11; 4. Jade Horstman (Siren) 13-10; 5. Jazmine Mangelsen (Web) 13-7; T7. Skyler Winkler (Web) and Mirlande Brande (Gburg) 13-3. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Allison Peterson (Gburg) 33-4; 2. Jade Horstman (Siren) 31-3; 3. Linda Harmon (Gburg) 31.3; 4. Jeni Petersen (Web) 30.10; 5. Gretchen Lee (Gburg) 26-9; 7. Jazmine Mangelsen (Web) 26-6; 8. McKenzie Rombach (Gburg) 24-11. SHOT PUT: 1. Ashlea Meister (SL) 32-5; 2. Mollie Kozak (Siren) 31-9; 4. Olivia Hall (Siren) 29-4; 6. Janessa Bonneville (Gburg) 27-9; 7. Grace Gaffneyd (Gburg) 27-0; 8. Hannah Mangelsen (Siren) 26-4. DISCUS: 1. Julia Cederberg (Siren) 108-10; 3. Madison Thiex (Siren) 90.11; 4. Amy Stanford (Ssiren) 87-0; 7. Olivia Hall (Siren) 81-8; 8. Hannah Mangelsen (Siren) 81.6. Hinckley-Finlayson Invitational May 11 • Boys Results 1. Hinckley-Finlayson 107; 2. Rush City 98.5; 3. East Central 90.5; 4. Siren 78; 5. Ogilvie 61; T6. Mora and Barnum; 7. Wrenshall.

110 METER HURDLES: 1. D. Fratzke (EC) :17.78. 300 METER HURDLES: 1. E.Roubinek (HF) :45.56. 100 METER DASH: 1.J. Schutt (EC) :11.82. 200 METER DASH: 1. J. Schutt (EC) :23.89; 2. D. Highstrom (Siren) : 23.97. 400 METER DASH: 1. R. Churchill (Siren) :55.46; 4. B. Kopecky (Siren) :58.51. 800 METER RUN: 1. S. Hora (RC) 2:13. 1600 METER RUN: 1. C.LaFave (HF) 4:44. 3200 METER RUN: 1. J. Rawls (Mora) 11:02; 6. J. Liljenberg (Siren) 11:57. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Hinckley-Finlayson :48.1; 2. Siren :48.74. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Hinckley-Finlayson 1:37.68; 2. Siren 1:41.9. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Hinckley-Finlayson 3:48.4; 3. Siren 4:01.15. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Mora 9:11.38; 5. Siren 9:52.89. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. S. Lindberg (Ogilvie) 36-5. HIGH JUMP: 1. K. Fox (HF) 5-8; 4. R. Churchill (Siren) 5-0. LONG JUMP: 1. J.Schutt (EC) 20-3 ½; 3. D. Highstrom (Siren) 18-7 ½. DISCUS: 1.S. Goodwin (Barnum) 135-8; 2. Noah Koball (Siren) 127-0; 4. R. Churchill (Siren) 110-7; 6. G. Anton (Siren) 108-10. SHOT PUT: 1. A. Fiebing (EC) 46-6; 3. N. Koball (Siren) 19-1 ½; 5. G. Anton (Siren) 37-10 ¼. Hinckley-Finlayson Invitational May 11 • Girls Results 1. Rush City 157; 2. Mora 99; 3. Siren 76; 4. Barnum 74; 5. Ogilvie 66; 6. East Central 59; 7. Wrenshall 7; 8. Hinckley-Finlayson 13. 100 METER HURDLES: 1. A. Lindberger (RC) :18.57. 300 METER HURDLES: 1.R. Miletich (Barnum) :49.55. 100 METER DASH: 1.E. Miletich (Barnum) :13.55. 200 METER DASH: 1. J. Korpi (EC) :28.35; 3. J. Horstman (Siren) :30.13; 6. A. Buskirk (Siren) :31.59. 400 METER DASH: 1. M. Schleret (Barnum) 1:05.18. 800 METER RUN: 1. J. Schwinghamer (Mora) 2:39. 1600 METER RUN: 1. C. Thorvig (EC) 5:49. 3200 METER RUN: 1. L. Lee (Ogilvie) 12:18. 4x100 METER RELAY: 1. Rush City :55.7; 3. Siren :57.12. 4x200 METER RELAY: 1. Barnum 1:58.47; 2. Siren 1:58.9. 4x400 METER RELAY: 1. Rush City 4:34.49; 2. Siren 4:41.32. 4x800 METER RELAY: 1. Ogilvie 10:47.83; 4. Siren 11:51.31. TRIPLE JUMP: 1. J. Horstman (Siren) 31-0. HIGH JUMP: 1. J. Nelson (Siren) 4-8. LONG JUMP: 1. B. Doran (Barnum) 14-10; 2. A. Buskirk (Siren) 13-7; 5. Abby Kosloski (Siren) 13-3 ½. DISCUS: 1. L. Bonneville (Barnum) 110-0; 3. J. Cederberg (Siren) 103-7; 3. M. Thiex (Siren) 94-4. SHOT PUT: 1. B. DePaulis 9EC) 38-0; 4. M. Kozak (Siren) 31-1 ¼; 5. O. Hall (Siren) 29-7. POLE VAULT: 1. Joelle L (Rush City) 7-6.


MAY 16, 2018



Marlin “Mike” Roy

Ardell Kay Nelson

Marlin “Mike” Roy, 79, of Siren passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, April 27, 2018. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1 - 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Brian and Conny D Daeffler’s residence, 1567 3345th Ave., Frederic. Over the years, Mike did a lot of traveling for a gas c company, until realizing h he wanted to go home, buy a café and cook, providing h homemade working man’s m meal. He then bought Ma’s c café and turned it into M Mainstreet Café in Siren. He enjoyed hunting, fishiing and hanging out with the “local grumpy old men.” His contagious smile and hearty laugh will be missed dearly. He is survived by his daughters: Becky Roy, Maple Grove.; Conny (Brian) Daeffler, Frederic; and Caralin (Richard) Gibson, Brooklyn Park; their mother, Susan Roy; grandchildren: Victoria, Hanna, Alex and Malachi; great-grandson, Clay; sister, Jo Roy of Osseo, Minn.; and many other relatives and friends. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Alice (Daniels) Roy; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Alma Daniels; and paternal grandparents, Victor and Martha Roy. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements have been entrusted to SwedbergTaylor Funeral Home in Siren.

Ardell Kay Nelson, 74, of Grantsburg passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 6, 2018. A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the New Hope Lutheran Church in Grantsburg w with Pastor Emory Johnson o officiating. Ardell was born on July 330, 1943 to parents, Knute a and Alma (Dalen) Haugestu uen in Barron. On August 114, 1971 Ardell was united iin marriage to Jim Nelsson at the Luck Lutheran C Church in Luck. Ardell worked at Parke er-Haniffin for over 19 years a as a receptionist. She was a member of the New Hope Church in Grantsburg and was a former member in the church choir. Ardell also liked to spend time in her garden planting and growing beautiful flowers. Above all, Ardell’s joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her vivacious spirit, and loving personality will be dearly missed. She is survived by husband, Jim Nelson; children: Julie (Glenn) Rolloff, Lisa (Jeff) Gardas and Heidi (Bart) Hanson; grandchildren: Jolene, Jade, Trevor, Paige, Nolan, Macy and Brooke; great-grandchildren: Lydia, Austin, Garrett and Tate; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ardell is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Burton Carlson; daughter, Jackie Swaim; grandson, Derick Leffelman; and brothers, Warren Haugestuen and Curtis Haugestuen. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements have been entrusted to SwedbergTaylor Funeral Homes.

Roger C. Anderson Roger C. Anderson EdD, 84, of Webb Lake, previously of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully with his family and his pastor by his side on May 8, 2018 at Dove Healthcare in Rice Lake. A Celebration of Life will b be conducted at 11 a.m., S Saturday, May 19, 2018 with v visitation from 9 - 11 a.m. at L Lakeside Community Luttheran Church in Webster w with Pastor Bill Schroeder o officiating. Full military h honors will be held concludiing the service at church. A fellowship luncheon will a also follow. Interment will b be held at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Memorials are requested to the Webster Education Foundation at Webster School District, 2628 Lakeland Ave. S., Webster, WI. 54839. Roger was born on June 1, 1933 in Mankato, Minn. to parents, Peggy (Rhykus) and Roy Anderson. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1951 and on June 6, 1951 enlisted in the United States Air Force serving as a Radar Operator in B36 Reconnaissance Bombers. He proudly served his country for four years until his honorable discharge. On February 21, 1959, Roger was united in marriage to Marylin Carlson and from this union two children were born, Brian and Kristin. Roger was a teacher, counselor and teacher educator from 1959 – 1993. He earned BS, MA and EdD degrees. He finished his career working at UW - Eau Claire as Coordinator of Field Experiences for the School of Education. He enjoyed woodworking, deer hunting, fishing and loved watching and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marylin; son, Brian (Jacki) Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Kristin (Matthew) Brandt of Roseville, ; six grandchildren; and brother, Roy Anderson. Preceding Roger in death are his parents. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements have been entrusted to SwedbergTaylor Funeral Home in Webster.

MARRIAGES Michael Benjamin, Swiss Township, to Samantha Bruss, Swiss Township.

Dallas D. Roatch Dallas D. Roatch of Markville, Minn. passed away on April 14, 2018 after a long battle with health issues. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held from 12 4 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Fishbowl Bar and Grill in Danbury. If you have stories of Dallas, you are invited to come and share them with his family and friends. He was married to Judy Roatch and they had five children: Donald Bell, Ronald Bell, Douglas Roatch, Danny Roatch and Randall Roatch. He also had eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Donald Duane Lehmann Donald Duane Lehmann, 74, of Eau Claire passed away on April 4, 2018 in Eau Claire. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster with Father Mike Tupa officiating. Interment will follow at the Balsam Lake Cemetery. Donald was born on August 13, 1943 to parents Joseph and Cora (Olson) Lehmann in Milltown Township. He loved old cars, especially from the 1950-1960’s era. Donald is survived by siblings: Henrietta Swager, Carol (Russ) Swantek, Dorothy (Pete) Flatum, Chuck (Donna) Lehmann, Ervin Lehmann and Marvin Lehmann; many nieces, nephews, his dear friends at Amber’s Nature View Assisted Living, other relatives and friends. Donald is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Gladyce, Raymond, Lester, George and Lenora. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements have been entrusted to SwedbergTaylor Funeral Home in Webster.

RECENT DEATHS May 1, 2018, Angeline Stella Ryba, 81, Town of Webb Lake. May 6, 2018, Ardell Kay Nelson, 74, Village of Grantsburg.

WEBSTER/SIREN COMMUNITY EDUCATION Contact person: Jennifer Swenson, 715-349-7070 All Classes require prepayment. • Got Herbs, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10. SHS-FACE room. • Wild Food Ramble, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. WHS-FACE Room. • Natural Approach/Lyme Disease(ITV), 6 - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23. WHS ITV Room. • Mosaic Bead and Bottle Wind Chimes, 6 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 6. WHS - Art Room.

Ongoing events •Pickleball, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through May; 4-6 p.m. Sundays through May/ Webster Elem. School •Open gym volleyball, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mondays through May at WHS.

GRANTSBURG COMMUNITY EDUCATION Contact Person: Rebekah Stavne, 715-463-4701. All Classes require prepayment. Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at GHS. • Twin Stadium Tour, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, May 10. • Power Wheels Party, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12. • Stillwater River Boat Cruise, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, May 17. • Spring Fling Fondant & Friends, 6 -9 p.m., Tuesday, May 22. • Natural Approach/Lyme Disease(ITV), 6 - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23. • Twins Baseball Game, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday, June 7. Seats in the family section. • Burnett Discovery Day: Labyrinth Walk, 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesday June 12. Upcoming Classes: Pianos on Parade, Driver’s Ed, and Stepping Stone painting.

Ongoing events •Pickleball, 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays, May - October, Community Tennis Courts.

Village Players kick off summer season WEBSTER – The Village Players Community Theatre (VPCT) board is hosting the community theatre group’s annual kick-off to the summer production at the Voyager Village Event Center Friday, June 1. The fun evening begins with refreshments and hearty appetizers served at 5 p.m. followed by a preview of this summer’s play, “Death by Golf” by Gregg Kreutz and directed by Jim Anderson. Want to know more about the VPCT or how to get involved in the summer production? The Kick-off is just the opportunity to do so. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be available for patrons who want to learn theatrecraft and help mount a great show! “Death by Golf” will run July 26, 27, 28, 29 and August 2, 3,4,5 Thursday through Saturday, 7 p. m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The Voyager Village Event Center is located at 4506 County Road A, Webster, approximately halfway between Highway 35 and County Road H. Check for production updates and ticket ordering information on the VPCT website: and the VPCT facebook page and e-mail questions to: theatreVPCT@

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MAY 16, 2018

SHERIFF Incidents • May 7, Russell Lindbom, 50, Webster, was arrested for operating while intoxicated, operating while revoked, and on a warrant for failure to appear. • May 7, Joshua Denn, 25, Grantsburg, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. • May 8, Brett Frank, 24, Siren, was arrested for disorderly conduct and domestic abuse. • May 8, Douglas Krueger, 20, Siren, was arrested on warrants for failure to appear, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping and obstructing an officer • May 8, Kaylee Yeazle, 24, Duluth, Minn., was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court. • May 9, Kyle Dame, 20, Stacy, Minn., was arrested for trespassing. • May 9, Kyeon Hill, 39, Sartell, Minn., was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. • May 9, Kiana-Mae Reynolds, 27, Cumberland, was arrested for domestic abuse, disorderly conduct, and possession of THC. • May 9, Jesse Kaufmann, 44, Webster was arrested on warrants for contempt of court and probation violation. • May 10, Tyler Usher, 24, Andover, Minn., was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of THC, and resisting or obstructing an officer. • May 10, Ethan Java, 24, Siren, was arrested for operating while revoked. • May 10, Vincent Stennett, 52, Siren, was arrested for operating while revoked. • May 10, Jeremy Taylor, 28, Hayward, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. • Michael Rainey, 29, Hayward, was arrested on a warrant to failure to appear. • May 11, Dale Kitchenmaster, 32, Webster was arrested for domestic abuse and disorderly conduct. • May 11, Ashlee Arntson, 23, Webster was arrested for possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. • May 11, Brittney Coon, 22, Webster was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of THC. • May 11, Angela Demarre, 33, Siren, was arrested for domestic battery. • May 11, Shaun Lindus, 37, Siren, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court. • May 11, Robert Evans, 53, Grantsburg, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court. • May 11, Thomas Brown, 40, Webster, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court and vehicle operator flee/elude an officer. • May 12, William Walker, 28, Grantsburg, was arrested on a warrant for a probation violation. • May 13, Casey Mara, 30, Luck, was arrested for disorderly conduct and domestic abuse. • May 13, Katie Simpson, 23, Luck, was arrested for disorderly conduct and domestic abuse.

COURT Traffic Speeding • Vincent J. Bennett, 26, Abbotsford, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Brett R. Casey, 22, Danbury, pleaded no contest and was fined $295.00 and license suspended for 15 days. • Megan A. Crosby, 19, Webster, pleaded no contest

COURT and was fined $200.50. • Christopher N. Davies, 50, Cannon Falls, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $183.30. • Jake T. Desanto, 36, Woodbury, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Amanda J. Doskey, 36, Frederic, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Cory W. Gebhard, 26, St. Croix Falls, pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Jacqueline S. Hornof, 51, Minong, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Shannon S. Jorgenson, 45, Hermantown, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $225.70. • Amy C. Joscher, 43, Burnsville, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Faye S. Kannenberg, 37, Chaska, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Patricia L. Knorn, 62, Roberts, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Brian R. Koehler, 53, Blaine, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Ryan K. Kramer, 40, Ironton, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Kristine A. K. Lueck, 45, Luck, pleaded no contest an was fined $175.30. • Ian K. McCann, 28, Siren, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Laura A. Miller, 41. Siren, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Judith A. Olson, 68, Pine City, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Gregory A. Paull, 47, Hayward, pleaded no contest was find $175.30. • John E. Paulson, 54, Siren, pleaded no contest and was fined $225.70. •Michael E. Plants, 36, Montezuma, Iowa, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.3. • Reneme S. Reh, 44, Siren, pleaded no contest and was fined, $200.50. • Duke L. Roseland, 23, Pine City, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $358.00. • Robert J. Schoneberger, 59, Gordon, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Nathan J. Soderlund, 29, Somerset, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Scott A. Sorenson, 62, Vining, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Cheyenne M. Suedel, 18, Chetek, pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Martin L. Verdeja, 62, So St. Paul, Minn, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Jamie L Williams, 38, Luck, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30.

Vehicle operator fail/wear seat belt • Anthony A. Barker, 41, Trego, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00. • Zachary J. Lener, 33, Grantsburg, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00. • David D. Oswskey, 22, Foxboro, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00. • Payton S. Stadler, 19, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00.

no contest and was fined $10.00. • Trae M. Blank, 26, Foxboro, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00. • Jordan A. Hill, 19, Shell Lake, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00.

Operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance • Brody E. Bergh, 21, Elk Mound, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00. • Richard R. Rossow, 59, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00.

Operating motor vehicle without insurance • Anthony A. Barker, 41, Trego, pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Cody J. Kukuk, 27, Pine City, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Bradley J. Maslow, 25, Siren, pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Ian K. Mccann, 28, Siren, pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Kory R. Morse, 24, Siren, pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Craig A. Naylor, 38, Trego, pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50. • Kelly A. Tode, 39, Coon Rapids, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $200.50.

Failure of Operator to notify police of accident • Benjamin J. Anderson, 21, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $389.50. • Cary L. Rand, 41, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $389.50.

Hit and run - property adjacent to highway • Elsa L. Smith, 17, Grantsburg, pleaded no contest and was fined $263.50.

Fail/stop at stop sign • Benjamin J. Anderson, 21, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30. • Duke L. Roseland, 23, Pine City, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30.

Pedestrian, bicyclist or EPAMD - FYR • Margaret A. Whalen, 68, Amherst Junction, pleaded no contest and was fined $150.10.

Fail/stop for unloading school bus • Jesse J. Paulley, 39, Forest Lake, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $26.50.

Failure to keep vehicle under control • Benjamin J. Anderson , 21, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $213.10. • Jordan A. Hill, 19, Shell Lake, pleaded no contest and was fined $213.10. • Cary L. Rand, 41, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $213.10.

Operating left of center line • Robert V. Grimes, 79, Danbury, pleaded no contest and was fined $213.10. • Craig A. Naylor, 38, Trego, pleaded no contest and was fined $213.10.

Deviation from designated lane • Laverne L. Nottom, 71, Webster, pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30.

Fail/stop at stop sign • Duke L. Roseland, 23, Pine City, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $175.30.

Operator fail /have passenger seat belted • Phillip A. Cashman, 49, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00. • Lonnie L. Vix, 68, Danbury, pleaded no contest and was fined $10.00.

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

Vehicle passenger fail/wear seat belt


• Joshua M. Babolik, 38, Pine City, Minn., pleaded



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Siren Mini Storage, 24028 Railroad St. Siren, WI 54872 hereby notifies the following lessee of storage unit #18, Kimberly Wells 16829 Toronto Ave SE Apt.111 Prior Lake, MN 55372 is in default of their lease on 8/7/2017. The items contained within this unit will be removed and disposed of within the legal guidelines.

Lots & Acreage 40 acres: Woodlands 40XX Big McGraw Road, Danbury, WI $60,000. Call 651755-8830

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Class B CDL Driver Ferrellgas, a nationwide leader in the propane industry, is looking for a full time Class B Driver in Osceola, WI Apply online at: REQUIREMENTS: •Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. •High School Diploma or equivalent •At least 1 year driving experience •Class A or B CDL license with air brake, hazmat, and tanker endorsements •Clean driving record

OFFICE MANAGER – full time, Tues. – Sat., 11am – 7pm

Reports to the HSBC board. Responsible for managing the shelter office including customer service, assisting the HSBC board with animal adoptions, website updates, social media, and end of day kennel chores. Requirements – demonstrated knowledge of common office software, comfortable handling dogs and cats, ability to multi task within a team environment. Salary: TBD. Submit letter of inquiry along with a current resume to: HSBC Board, 7347 Midtown Road, Siren WI 54872.

KENNEL ASSISTANT – part time, 16 – 24 hrs/wk, 8am – 4pm

Reports to the HSBC Board. Responsible for daily kennel cleaning, dog and cat care and feeding, animal enrichment, customer service. Requirements – knowledge of basic animal care protocols, ability to lift and carry up to 50Lbs, demonstrated ability to work independently within a team environment. Salary: $9.00/hour. Submit letter of inquiry along with a current resume to: HSBC Board, 7347 Midtown Road, Siren WI 54872. Notification of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg School District


Industrial Maintenance Technician Instructor


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Superior Campus


Applications are currently being accepted from learningfocused, creative and dynamic candidates for a full-time Industrial Maintenance Technician Program Instructor at our Superior Campus. The instructor will provide training in servicing and repairing a wide variety of equipment and automated systems. Basic welding and machining on industrial equipment including industrial programmable logic controllers.

Adventures - Siren is staffing up for summer! Fast-paced, team environment...come join us! Experience is great, but we train! Apply in person only • 7710 Park Rd W

For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply visit our website at: aboutwitc/employment

Deadline to apply: May 18, 2018 WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator TTY 711



Student Services Assistant PT (884 hrs/yr) Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Superior Campus Make a Difference! Be a part of a TEAM! Do you have excellent customer service skills along with a passion to help students succeed? How would you like to be a part of the WITC Student Services team? Apply today and become the next Student Services Assistant at our Superior Campus. There is some flexibility with the work hours, however, the expectation for this position is to cover our information desk during our evening hours Monday-Thursday ending at 6:30 pm. For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply visit our website at: aboutwitc/employment

Deadline to apply: May 25, 2018 WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator TTY 711

Notification of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg School District

Editor The Amery Free Press is seeking a writer to tell compelling stories about our community. The editor is the primary generator of news for our print and online editions. If you can see beyond the obvious, spot the little things that make our community special and share them with our readers, we may have the ideal job for you. Interested candidates should demonstrate strong writing and editing skills, enthusiasm for the news and an eye for detail and design. Familiarity with AP style, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop and photography are preferred for this position, which includes some night and weekend work. Benefits package includes paid time off; health, vision, dental, disability insurance and 401k. Send resume and clips to Tom Stangl Amery Free Press P.O. Box 424 Amery, WI 54001


iForward Business Teacher - Part Time Online School - Work From Home

Job Description: IForward Wisconsin’s Online Charter School (grades 6-12) is seeking an innovative and creative Business Teacher. This position would be part time approximately 33-50%. Applicants with certification in Business are strongly encouraged to apply. We will begin our twelfth year of providing the best online education possible for Wisconsin’s youth.

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Job Description: IForward Wisconsin's Online Charter School (grades 6-12) is seeking an innovative and creative Tech Ed Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. This position would be part time approximately 3350%. Applicants with certification in Tech Ed are strongly encouraged to apply. We will be offering beginning and intermediate Plumbing & Electrical courses for our high school students. We will begin our twelfth year of providing the best online education possible for Wisconsin’s youth. Teachers working for iForward/Grantsburg School District work from home. Students meet with teachers online in very controlled and creative learning management systems. We follow a traditional school schedule and operate much like a traditional school; just do so in the online digital environment. Become a leader in digital education while working with veteran online teacher professionals.

Teachers working for iForward/Grantsburg School District work from home. Students meet with teachers online in very controlled and creative learning management systems. We follow a traditional school schedule and operate much like a traditional school; just do so in the online digital environment. Become a leader in digital education while working with veteran online teacher professionals. Qualifications:

Applicant should have the appropriate Wisconsin Certification for Business or ability to obtain the certification. Candidates should be a positive, team-oriented person that will help create and continue a solid business program for learners in grades 6-12.


Applicants must possess the dynamics to build relationships with students in order to create an atmosphere of learning and mutual respect. The individual must be aware of the RTI process as well be familiar with math intervention strategies. How to Apply:


Send letter of application, resume, credentials (3 current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license. Be sure to include your email address. Mr. Billy Beesley, M.Ed., S.Ed. iForward Wisconsin, Principal Grantsburg School District 1-715-997-3339 (Direct Line) 1-855-447-4723 (Toll Free) 1-715-463-6677 (Fax)

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.

iForward Tech Ed Teacher - Part Time Online School - Work From Home


Position: The Groundskeeper will have primary responsibility for maintaining the outdoor school campus including all athletic fields, entrances to the building, playground, and nature trail. The Groundskeeper will also be responsible for snow removal duties and making sure all sidewalks are salted/sanded properly. Position may also include some facility maintenance as directed by the Facilities Director. Qualifications: Applicant must be self motivated with excellent planning and time management skills along with a strong attention to detail. Must have experience operating machinery including mowing, trimming, snow removal, tractor and skid steer operation with several attachments.

Applicant should have the appropriate Wisconsin Certification for Tech Ed or ability to obtain the certification. Candidates should be a positive, team-oriented person that will help create and continue a solid technical education program for learners in grades 9-12.

Requirements: Proven experience in groundskeeping of a large campus. Knowledge in turf and landscape management preferred. Must have the Pesticide/Herbicide applicators license or the willingness and ability to obtain within the first year of employment.

Applicants must possess the dynamics to build relationships with students in order to create an atmosphere of learning and mutual respect. The individual must be aware of the RTI process as well be familiar with math intervention strategies.

How to Apply: Please send a district application, letter of interest, current resume, and two letters of recommendation to:

How to Apply:

Send letter of application, resume, credentials (3 current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license. Be sure to include your email address.


Mr. Billy Beesley, M.Ed., S.Ed. iForward Wisconsin, Principal Grantsburg School District 1-715-997-3339 (Direct Line) 1-855-447-4723 (Toll Free) 1-715-463-6677 (Fax)

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.

Unity School District Attn: Amanda Warner 1908 150th Street/Hwy 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 Application Deadline: May 29, 2018 Unity School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.




IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MYLAH M SPERLING DATE OF DEATH 01/21/2018 Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Deadline for Filing Claims (Formal Administration) Case No. 2018 PR 18 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: The decedent, with date of birth 12/02/1927 and date of death 01/21/2018, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 6525 State Road 77, Danbury, Wisconsin 54830. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The petition be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Highway K, Siren, Wisconsin, Room 220 before Circuit Court Judge Melissia R. Mogen, on June 15, 2018, at 9:30 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 25, 2018. 3. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Highway K, Siren, Wisconsin, Room 205. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-349-2177 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: /s/ Hon. Melissia R. Mogen Circuit Court Judge April 25, 2018 Mark A Tebelius 2145 Woodlane Drive, Suite 101 Woodbury, Minnesota 55125 651-738-3433 1036911 WNAXLP (May 2, 9, 16)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a Wisconsin state chartered credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Patti J. Glockzin, through her heirs, 235 Broadway Avenue West Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840, Estate of Patti J. Glockzin, c/o Special Administrator, Genevieve Dunn, 2529 Lafayette Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48906,

Northwest Affordable Housing, Inc., a Wisconsin non-profit corporation, 1400 South River Street Spooner, Wisconsin 54840, Burnett Medical Center a Wisconsin non-stock corporation, 257 West St. George Avenue, Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 17CV162 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment executed and filed on March 7, 2018, in the above-entitled action, the Sheriff of Burnett County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: May 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Burnett County Government Center 7410 County Road K, Siren, Wisconsin 54872 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOTS 11, 12, AND 13, BLOCK 1, PARK ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF GRANTSBURG, BURNETT COUNTY, WISCONSIN. PARCEL NUMBERS 1312600-16-200; 131-2600-16300; 131-2600-16-400 (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 235 Broadway Avenue West, Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840). Dated: April 26, 2018. ____/s/____ Ronald Wilhelm Sheriff of Burnett County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: Anastasi Jellum, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda #19721 WNAXLP (May 2, 9, 16)

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEFFREY P GREY Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 18-PR-19 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE; 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth 09/19/1953 and date of death 03/21/2018, was domiciled in Burnett County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 13015 Carl Berg Road, Grantsburg, WI 54840.

3. The application will be heard at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Rd. K., Siren Wisconsin, before Jacqueline O Baasch, Probate Registrar, on June 20, 2018, at 10:00 AM. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is 07/31/2018. 5. A claim may be filed at the Burnett County Courthouse, 7410 County Road K, Siren, Wisconsin, Room 205. 6. This publication is notice to any person whose names or addresses are unknown. The names or addresses of the following interested persons (if any) are not know or reasonably ascertainable: Allison Marie Gray, PO Box 68, Luck, WI 54853, using last known mailing address. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-349-2177 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. /s/ Jacqueline O. Baasch Probate Registrar 05/02/2018 Todd H Anderson, Attorney at Law PO Box 507 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5365 1012132 WNAXLP (May 9, 16, 23)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 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-18-07 BIG WATER PROPERTIES LLC Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Oakland, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Big Water Properties, LLC has made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use and Shoreland Protection Code of Ordinances to increase the size of decks/ patios/screenporches/sheds in the existing campground, up to a maximum total of 400 square feet for all decks/ patios/screenporches for each camping unit and up to a maximum total of 250 square feet for all sheds for each camping unit, located at 27625 Gables Rd, in the RR-3 zoning district, in SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of section 28 and Government Lot 6 of section 27, T40N R16W. 2. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-18-08 SCHMITZ Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Union, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Jon Schmitz has

made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Shoreland Protection Code of Ordinances to allow a camper year around, for up to three years, on Little Yellow Lake, located at 27954 County Rd FF, in the RR-1 zoning district, Lot 1 CSM V26 P281 in Government Lot 1, Section 26, T40N R17W. 3. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-18-09 SCHMITZ Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Union, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Luke Schmitz has made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Shoreland Protection Code of Ordinances to allow a camper year around, for up to three years, on Little Yellow Lake, located at 27950 County Rd FF, in the RR-1 zoning district, Lot 2 CSM V26 P281 in Government Lot 1, Section 26, T40N R17W. 4. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #CUP-18-10 PHERNETTON Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Dean and Christina Phernetton have made application for a conditional use permit per the terms of the Burnett County Land Use and Shoreland Protection Code of Ordinances to construct two mini storage rental buildings, over the next two years, located at 24467 State Rd 35 70, in the C-1 zoning district, Lot 3 and 4 CSM V10 P296, in Government Lot 15, Section 5, T38N R16W. 5. MAP AMENDMENT #MAP-18-04 WHISKEY RIVER LAND & TIMBER LLC To rezone the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 22, T39N R16W, Town of Meenon, from A-2 (Agricultural-Residential) to RR-2 (Residential-Recreation) zoning district. Zoning change requested by Secluded Land Co. LLC. Details of the proposed revision are available at the Burnett County Land Use/ Zoning Office, the Burnett County Clerk’s Office, and on the Burnett County website at 6. TEXT AMENDMENT #TXT-18-03 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 the Burnett County Code of Ordinances Chapter 30, minor changes for farmland preservation district and minor corrections throughout from prior changes. Details of the proposed revisions are available at the Burnett County Land Use/ Zoning Office, the Burnett

MAY 16, 2018

County Clerk’s Office, and on the Burnett County website at http://www.burnettcounty. com/idex.aspx?nid=117. Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee Siren, WI Dated this 14th day of May, 2018 WNAXLP (May 16, 23)

APPLICATION FOR LICENSE Application for Retail Class A License to sell intoxicating liquor. To the Town of Wood River, Burnett County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Burnett Dairy Cooperative Agent Jacqueline Schommer, 11631 State Road 70 Grantsburg, WI 54840 Hereby applies for a Class A Liquor License to sell Intoxicating Liquor from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. Dated May 10, 2018 Raylene Swanson, Clerk Town of Wood River WNAXLP (May 16)

APPLICATION FOR LICENSE Application for Retail Class A License to sell fermented malt beverages/Hard Cider .To the Town of Wood River, Burnett County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Burnett Dairy Cooperative Agent Jacqueline Schommer, 11679 State Road 70 Grantsburg, WI 54840 Hereby applies for a Class A License to sell Fermented Malt Beverages/Hard Cider from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 Dated May 10, 2018 Raylene Swanson, Clerk Town of Wood River WNAXLP (May 16)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing, State of Wisconsin, County of Burnett, Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., at the Burnett County Government Center in Room 165, Town of Meenon, Siren, Wisconsin. 1. VARIANCE #VAR-18-03: LESSMAN Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Trade Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin, that Troy Lessman has made application relative to a proposal to vary the terms of the Burnett County Shoreland Protection Code of Ordinances as follows: To construct a 30 foot x 24 foot detached garage at a reduce lake setback of approximately 66.8 feet from the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) of Little Trade Lake and a reduced setback of approximately 4.2 feet from the side lot line, located at 12138 Pickerel Point, in the RR-2 zoning district, in Government Lot 4, Section 21, T37N R18W. 2. VARIANCE #VAR-18-04: PEEK Public notice is hereby given to all persons in the Town of Union, Burnett County, Wis-

consin, that Andy and Sara Peek have made application relative to a proposal to vary the terms of the Burnett County Shoreland Protection Code of Ordinances as follows: To construct a new dwelling with a reduce rear setback of 20 feet, located at 27614 Shady Glen Rd, in the RR-1 zoning district, in the Government Lot 4, Section 25, T40N R17W. Board of Adjustment Siren, WI Dated this 14th day of May, 2018 WNAXLP (May 16, 23)


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is soliciting sealed bids for a +/- 4.785 acre parcel of vacant land in the Town of Siren, Burnett County. For more information and the official bid package, call Heather Dresel at 715-836-4517. Bids will be opened on July 11, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the Northwest WisDOT Superior Region Office, 1701 N 4th Street, Superior, WI 54880. Attendance at the bid opening is welcome but is not a requirement.

Property Location: This parcel is located along the western side of STH 35/70 in the Town of Siren, Burnett County. The parcel is slightly north of the Village of Siren and south of the Village of Webster. The parcel is further described as part of the Government Lot 2, Section 8, Township 38 North, Range 16 West. Please see the bid package for additional information. Pages/doing-bus/ real-estate/landsales/ default.aspx *Minimum Bid amount is $4,700.00 Return bids to: Wisconsin Department of Transportation Attention: Real Estate 1701 N 4th Street, Superior, WI 54880 WNAXLP (May 16 & June 13)

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NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING Pleasant Prairie Cemetery Assoc. Sunday, May 27 at the church 1:30 p.m. 16581 County Road O Grantsburg, WI


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Proceedings Burnett County Board of Supervisors March 22, 2018

CALL TO ORDER Chairman Taylor called the March 22, 2018, Burnett County Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. at the Burnett County Government Center, Siren, Wisconsin. INVOCATION Arnie Enslin provided the invocation. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Chairman Taylor invited Supervisor Olson to lead in the Pledge of Allegiance. ROLL CALL Present, 18 supervisors: Christopher Sybers, Bert Lund, Jr., Emmett Byrne, Gary Lundberg, Duane Johnson, Don Taylor, Jeremy Gronski, Clifford L. Main, Brent Blomberg, Jim Paden, Gene McLain, Dorothy Richard, Donald Chell, Gene Olson, Charles Awe, Chuck Anderson, Edgar Peterson and Norman Bickford. Excused, three supervisors: Richard Anderson, Gerald Pardun and Craig Conroy. Present, four youth representatives: Noah Koball of Siren, Wyatt Swanson and Luke Trittelwitz of Grantsburg and Alexis Symond of Webster. PUBLIC COMMENT Annette Starkite, Webster spoke in support of WITC and SOFTEC. Mr. Tim D’Jock will speak during the agenda item of SOFTEC. APPROVAL OF AGENDA ORDER Motion to approve the agenda order was made by Supervisor Lund, seconded by Supervisor Sybers. Motion carried, voice vote. APPROVAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF FEBRUARY 22, 2018, MEETING Motion to approve the proceedings of the February 22, 2018, meeting was made by Supervisor Blomberg, seconded by Supervisor Main. Motion carried, voice vote. FUNDING REQUEST AND APPROVAL FOR SOFTEC Chairman Taylor presented the request. Questions were answered by SOFTEC Executive Director Tim D’Jock. The Administration Committee approved a recommendation to the Board to approve providing SOFTEC funding of $20,000.00 now in unrestricted funds with an additional $30,000.00 available towards meeting any additional grant funding needs in the future; total of $50,000.00 allocated as a commitment. The funds will come from the Economic Development and Community Investment Fund. Motion to approve the recommendation was made by Supervisor Lundberg, seconded by Supervisor Sybers. Motion carried, voice vote. Supervisor Lund abstained from the vote. RESOLUTION 2018-06 APPRECIATION DAY FOR COUNTY SUPERVISORS BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Thursday, March 22, 2018, be observed as Appreciation Day for Burnett County Board of Supervisors; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that County Supervisors be recognized with certificates of appreciation for their years of service: Emmett Byrne - 22 years Gerald G. Pardun - 22 years Clifford L. Main – 20 years Edgar Peterson - 20 years Donald I. Chell - 16 years Bert Lund, Jr. - 16 years Richard Anderson - 14 years Norman Bickford - 14 years Gene Olson - 14 years Christopher Sybers - 14 years Brent Blomberg - 12 years Gary Lundberg - 12 years Charles Awe - 10 years Dorothy Richard – 8 years Donald Taylor – 8 years Jeremy Gronski – 6 years Gene McLain – 6 years Chuck Anderson – 4 years Jim Paden – 2 years Duane Johnson – 2 years Craig Conroy – 2 years Chairman Taylor presented the resolution sponsored by Chair. Motion to approve Resolution 2018-06 was made by Supervisor Lundberg, seconded by Supervisor Lund. Certificates were presented to the Supervisors for their years of service on the Burnett County Board of Supervisors. Motion carried, voice vote. RESOLUTION 2018-07 TXT AMENDMENT #TXT-18-01: FLOODPLAIN STUDY APPENDIX WHEREAS, the Burnett County Land Use/Zoning Office has recommended amendments to the Burnett County Floodplain Study Appendix; and WHEREAS, the Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee has reviewed the proposed amendments; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held as per Wisconsin State Statutes 59.69(5)(e)2. on February 6, 2018, regarding proposed amendments; and WHEREAS, no Town objections were received. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, in accord with the provisions of the Wisconsin State Statute Section 59.69(5)(e) does hereby amend the Burnett County Floodplain Study Appendix as per the attached Land Use and Information Committee’s approved language. Chairman Taylor presented the resolution 2018-07 TXT Amendment #TXT-18-01: Floodplain Study Appendix sponsored by the Land Use and Information Committee. Land Services Director Jason Towne answered questions from the supervisors. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Supervisor Bickford, seconded by Supervisor Blomberg. Motion carried, voice vote. RESOLUTION 2018-08 ESTABLISHING TOTAL ANNUAL COMPENSATION FOR COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS

PURSUANT TO WIS. STAT. §59.22 WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statute 59.22(1) requires the County Board of Supervisors to establish the annual salaries of the respective elective officers prior to the earliest time for filing nomination papers; and WHEREAS, it is the necessary to set the compensation for the upcoming 2019-2022 four-year term for the Clerk of Courts and Sheriff; and WHEREAS, the Administration Committee has reviewed the current wage adjustments of the Elected Officials. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, that the total annual compensation for county elected officers under Wisconsin Statute 59.22(1) shall be as follows:

Chairman Taylor presented the resolution 2018-10 In Support of Increased Public Defender Access and Pay sponsored by the Administration Committee. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Supervisor Lund, seconded by Supervisor Richard. Motion carried, voice vote. APPOINTMENT OF 2018 BURNETT COUNTY EMERGENCY FIRE WARDENS Chairman Taylor presented the appointments for the Burnett County Emergency Fire Wardens. Motion to approve was made by Supervisor Bickford, seconded by Supervisor Sybers. Motion carried, voice vote. A complete list of fire wardens is posted and can be obtained at the Office of the County Clerk and can be found on the Burnett County website at Motion carried, voice vote.

County Elected Officials Salary Elected Official






$70,000 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000

Clerk of Courts

$58,577 $59,456 $60,347 $61,252

The Clerk of Courts salary equates to a 1.5% increase. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT as part of the County’s fringe benefit program, which may be modified from time to time, the aforementioned county elected officials are entitled to participate in the County’s health insurance and other insurance programs under the same terms and conditions offered to non-represented managerial county employees who are not law enforcement managerial employees described in Wis. Statute 111.70(1)(mm)2. Chairman Taylor presented the resolution 2018-08 Establishing Total Annual Compensation for County Elected Officials Pursuant to Wis. Stat. §59.22 sponsored by the Administration Committee. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Supervisor Main, seconded by Supervisor Gronski. Motion carried, voice vote. Chairman Taylor and Supervisor Sybers abstained from the vote and requested it be noted. RESOLUTION 2018-09 DECLARATION OF UNASSIGNED GENERAL FUNDS WHEREAS, the County Board approved Resolution 2011-10 on January 17, 2011, establishing an Unassigned General Fund balance at a minimum ratio of 25% to expenses; and WHEREAS, the calculation of the 25% ratio is currently based upon all General Fund Expenditures, including onetime expenses for special projects; and WHEREAS, the inclusion of one-time expenses in the 25% calculation is not necessary since the one-time special projects are not an on-going operational expenditure. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Burnett County Board of Supervisors approve this resolution maintaining an Unassigned General Fund balance ratio of 25% to expenses, and that the 25% is calculated after deducting one-time special project expenditures. THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, funds above the 25% minimum will continue to be distributed as follows: 40% - Highway Infrastructure 40% - Equipment Replacement Fund 20% - Discretionary allocation recommended by the Administration Committee to the full County Board for use. Chairman Taylor presented the resolution 2018-09 Declaration of Unassigned General Funds sponsored by the Administration Committee. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Supervisor Chell, seconded by Supervisor Lundberg. Motion carried, voice vote. RESOLUTION 2018-10 IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED PUBLIC DEFENDER ACCESS AND PAY WHEREAS, criminal cases continue to rise due to a variety of factors including increased drug crimes; and WHEREAS, both the United States Constitution the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin provide that persons accused have the right to counsel; and WHEREAS, in Wisconsin the Office of the Public Defender provides counsel to those persons meeting income eligibility guidelines for services; and WHEREAS, judges are being forced to appoint counsel at county expense for persons for whom the public defender cannot find representation due to a lack of available counsel as a result of the low compensation rate; and WHEREAS, this results in costs to counties to appoint counsel, increased costs to jail persons held pre-trail pending appointment of counsel, inefficiency for courts and law enforcement and a delay in obtaining justice for victims; and WHEREAS, the rate of compensation for private bar attorneys has not been increased since 1995 and currently is the lowest hourly rate in the nation; and WHEREAS, this has created a burden on the courts and Wisconsin counties. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Burnett County Board of Supervisors does hereby urge the State of Wisconsin to provide sufficient resources to the Office of the Public Defender to ensure that the criminal justice system operates effectively and efficiently; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the State of Wisconsin increase the rate of reimbursement for assigned counsel attorneys to a market rate that will ensure the prompt appointment of counsel and that cases are handled in a timely and efficient manner; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk is directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, all members of the state legislature and to each Wisconsin county.

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Jim Tolbert


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Jim Ulmaniec



Chris Sybers


Siren Police

Sarah Miller



Ron Wilhelm


BC Sheriff

Mike Hoefs


BC Highway Comissioner

Clifford Benjamin


St. Croix Tribe

Allen Steiner



Sabrina Naglosky



Steve Briggs



Emmett Byme



Sandy Clark


Salvation Army - VOAD

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Chairman Taylor presented the appointments to the Emergency Planning Committee to serve until relieved. Motion to approve the appointments was made by Supervisor Blomberg, seconded by Supervisor Main. Motion carried, voice vote. COUNTY BOARD CHAIR REPORT Chairman Taylor reported on Wisconsin Counties Association action, the progression of the statewide Opioid lawsuit, shared statistics on the reduction of Opioid distribution within the state due to the increased collaborative statewide effort and noted the director for Fort Folle Avoine was let go. COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS Administration Committee report was given by Chairman Taylor. Public Safety Committee report was given by Supervisor Byrne. Infrastructure Committee report was given by Supervisor Gronski. Health and Community Services Committee report was given by Supervisor Sybers. Natural Resources Committee report was given by Supervisor Peterson. Land Use and Information Committee report was given by Supervisor Bickford. ADMINISTRATOR REPORT Administrator Ehalt shared the preliminary budget guidelines are in the Administration Committee folder for review. He requests any input be brought to Chairman Taylor or himself. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS There were none. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn the March 22, 2018, meeting was made by Supervisor Richard, seconded by Supervisor Bickford. Motion carried, voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m. State of Wisconsin County of Burnett I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Proceedings of the Burnett County Board of Supervisors Meeting held on the 22nd day of March, 2018, as recorded by Wanda Hinrichs and kept by me as County Clerk. Corrections or additions to these proceedings will be in the proceedings of the next succeeding meeting of the Board of Supervisors. ___/s/____ Wanda Hinrichs Burnett County Clerk WNAXLP (May 16)

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at the sale. Heirloom tomatoes were the cornerstone of the group’s very first plant sale. Since then, NCMGVA has increased the number of heirloom choices and added a few of their favorite hybrid varieties. New this year is the Geranium Kiss, a stocky dwarf plant that produces loads of golf-ball-sized bright red fruit. The tomato and pepper plants are started from seed and grown by volunteers specifically for the sale. The proceeds go toward supporting the Teaching and Display Garden that is open to the public on Orchard Lane, just east of the Ag Research Station; for garden-related grants; for promoting horticulture outreach and education in Sawyer, Washburn, and Burnett counties; and other horticultural projects. “According to Kevin Schoessow, Area




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Rhubarb makes overly sweet recipe perfect With all the snow during this unusually long winter, I expected my rhubarb to be ready in June, but was pleasantly surprised to see large, tender stalks growing last week. Rhubarb has been a favorite spring treat of mine for years. It doesn’t matter what it’s in–pies, jams or something else–I love the flavor. It adds a tang and sourness that no other food can impart. Its texture makes Wild Chow experimenting fun for Lisa Erickson home cooks. It can be prepared raw and added to compotes or salsas. It will impart a sour bite with a chalky dryness that reminds me of older chardonnay wine. Cooked rhubarb will lose the chalkiness, but the sour flavor will still shine through. Many people think rhubarb is too sour and will pair it with other fruits like strawberries. Strawberries aren’t much sweeter, but have a less acidic profile that tricks our tongues into thinking strawberries are sweeter. I like to add rhubarb to baked goods that


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The spring we wait for is already here

Pastor Marilyn CrossďŹ eld First Lutheran Church Cushing

The Spring we wait for is already here. These were the words I heard as we worshiped at our Apple River Pastors conference a few weeks ago. We gather once a month to learn, support and worship together. At this worship, the pastor had asked lay leaders to share the messages they had given during their Lent/Easter season. One of them shared this message: The Spring we wait for is already here. As we worshiped after a busy Easter season, with the news of an impending snowmageddon, these words were balm to my weary soul. We have longed for the spring

that just won’t come. We have longed to feel, hear, smell, and touch the things that are summer. It can be hard to pull ourselves out of that longing. That can be true in our spiritual lives as well. We long for happier times. Times when all is right with the world, our relationships, or jobs, our health. The list can go on. We long for better times so we can be happy. Happiness is an emotion, it comes and goes. But joy is found in Christ. Christ is a Light that shines in the darkness, and reminds us that we are not in the darkness alone (John 1:5). In that we can find joy, in



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DAIRYLAND (A Wesleyan Church) | Pastor Earl Leach 715-244-3649 | 33921 State Rd 35 Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Bible Study: 6:30 pm, Wed. with potluck




Fr. Michael J. Tupa, 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

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

ASKOV CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Just west of Askov on Hwy. 23 Auxiliary Meetings start at 9:30 am Sacrament Meeting: 11:20 am

ATLAS UNITED METHODIST UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH Pastor Kookho Kim & Pastor Ran Yoo 2110 295th Ave. Cty. Rd. B Worship: 11:00 am | Sunday School: 11:15 am

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

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YELLOW LAKE LUTHERAN Pastors Douglas Olson, Myron Carlson. Danny Wheeler & Ralph Thompson 7615 County Rd. U | 715-866-8281 Sunday Worship Services: 9:30 am Communion: 1st & 3rd Sunday


Pastor Curtis Denney | 715-327-4956 Benson Rd. | Saturday Service Sabbath Sch. 9:30 am | Worship 11 am

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Pastor Bill Schroeder | 715-635-7791 Cty Rd. H, 1/2 mile N. of Cty. A on H Sunday Worship: 9 am (June-Aug), 10 am (Sept-May) Sunday School: 9 am | All welcome Wednesday Outdoor Worship: 7 pm (June-Aug)





that we can find that spring that is already here. The spring we wait for is already here. Do we see it. Do we live into it? Jesus Christ has Risen, He has risen indeed. As we move into this summer season, may our eyes be opened to all the ways Jesus is here. May the beauty of God’s world fill us and sustain us so we can live into the joy Christ has for us. May the Risen Christ shine light into our weary souls and send us out to shine the light of Christ for all to see. Peace and Joy of Christ be with you.


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








Pastor Carl Heidel 320-242-3000 | Council Chair: 715-244-3301 Worship: 11 am | Sunday School: 10 am


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

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

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



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 Pastor Jody Walter Office: 715-866-7191 | Home: 715-866-4622 Church Service: 9:30 am Communion: 1st & 3rd Sunday Sun. School & Choir Practice: 10:45 am

Paul Peterson, Pastor Worship: 8:30 am | Sunday School: 9:45 am Coffee Hour: 9:30 am | Nursery available

Pastor John Peterson 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

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)

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 Fr. Michael J. Tupa, Pastor 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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MAY 16, 2018

Building a love of reading one scale at a time


Dragon Tales is a reading incentive program conceived and executed by a team from the Siren National Honor Society.

SIREN—Dragon Tales is a reading incentive program developed and implemented by Siren National Honor Society members North Hinze, Cordell Fischer, and Trevor Stanford. This service project was developed to help the Siren Elementary students improve their reading skills. Over a four-week period, kindergarten through fifth grade students were challenged to read more “tales” in order to earn more “scales” so they could grow their individual and class dragon tails. Top readers from each class earned special Dragon Dollars and dragon prizes each week. At the end of the program, the top two readers earned a trip the Dragon Den to get some Dragon merchandise and the top reading class earned a root beer float Dragon party. Congratulations to the top readers Talon Imme - second grade and Diamond Shabaiash - fifth grade. The top class with over 10,800 reading minutes was Mrs. Hanson’s first grade class. All

of the students in her class put in extra effort to read more, so much so that the big dragon had to grow a longer tail to accommodate all extra scales. Many success stories were heard about kids putting in extra reading time and working hard to earn more scales on their dragon. Here is one of the teacher’s feedback on the Dragon Tales program: “Personally, I am so grateful because although you motivated many to read, you helped one of my students create a lifelong love of reading. He went from reading 10 minutes a night to reading two hours a night. And even though it has finished, he made the comment that he “just loves reading now.” His fluency rate has increased greatly, as well, because of this reading (program). Can’t beat that. It is one thing for me as a teacher to encourage children to read, but it means far more when they hear it from high schoolers whom they look up to.”


Top individual readers Talon Imme(second from left) and Diamond Shabaiash(second from right) earned a trip to the Dragon Den. Pictured with the top readers are Siren NHS members Cordell Fischer(l), Trevor Stanford(c), and North Hinze (r).


Mrs. Hanson’s first grade class enjoys their reward. As the class with the most reading minutes, they earned a root beer float party with the Dragon.

Let em' ride at Siren Nationals Saturday was a beautiful day for some radar runs. Dozens of drivers and many more spectators came out to enjoy the weather and the cars at the Burnett County Airport. The Siren Nationals is a radar run, classic car show and a swap meet all rolled into one day. The Siren Nationals in fall will be held at the airport on September 15.

All photos taken by Jonathan Richie

Presenting the of A Keepsake Edition of the Burnett County Sentinel




Commencement: Sunday, May 20 • 2 p.m. Class Colors: Black Class Flower: Wood Violet Class Song: Don’t You (Forget About Me) Class Motto: “What lies behind us and

Commencement: Friday, May 18 • 7 p.m. Class Colors: Green & White

Commencement: Saturday, May 19 • 2 p.m. Class Colors: Black & Orange Class Flower: Orange Lily

what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Congratulation s 2018 Graduate s! HOPKINS SAND AND GRAVEL Located on Hwy. 35 just north of Webster • 715.866.4157 (Minong, WI 715.466.4843 • Beroun, MN 320.629.2522)



MAY 16, 2018

Grantsburg High School Brock Anderson Karl & Becky Anderson WITC - New Richmond Power Sports Technician

Makensie Biedermann Mariah Tricker & Rob Detsch St. Cloud State University Art & Animation

Brittanie Blume

Janessa Bonneville

Spencer Bunting

Trey Carrell

Joe & Shannon Blume Bethel University Psychology

Tara & Pat Freese WITC - Superior Accounting

Scott & Sue Bunting WITC - New Richmond Machine Tool Technician

Tia & David Radke & Marion Howell Work

Thorne Carter

Cassidy Chenal

John Chenal

Richard Clark

Corrie Davis

Rebecca Drohman

Angie & Kevin Louis & Lonnie Carter UW - Superior Elementary Education

Rick & Teri Chenal Work

David & Brenda Chenal UW - Madison Business

Roy & Lynn Clark U.S. Marines

Nikki Taylor & David Taylor Laramie County Community College Equine Science & Training

Vicky Drohman & Robert Drohman Ridgewater College Veterinary Technology

Danielle Erickson

Kyle Fagnan

Grace Gaffney

Rachel Glover

Max Gorkiewicz

Bethany Grand Pre

Brian & Chris Erickson UW - Stout Engineering Technology

Teresa Fagnan & Frank Fagnan U.S. Army National Guard

Greg & Molly Gaffney College Art

Shari Glover & Jon Glover U.S. Air National Guard Lakeland AFB Flight Medic

Max & Melissa Gorkiewicz Work

Joann Maki & Paul Carlson Work

Congrats Joseph and the Class of 2018! Dan Ohnstad, PT 715-463-2075 Like us on Facebook! 445 State Road 70 Gateway Plaza Grantsburg, WI 54840

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MAY 16, 2018



Grantsburg High School Christopher Hermann

Zachary Huehn

Blake Jensen

Mackenna Johnson

Mckenzie Johnson

Sven Johnson

Jeff & Janelle Hermann St. Cloud State University Business

Daniel Huehn & Mary DeGraef College Graphic Design

Bryce & Heather Jensen U.S. Marines Camp Pendelton

Jason & Doni Jo Johnson Dakota County College Business

April Johnson & Danny Johnson Century College Dental Hygiene

Peter & Deb Johnson UW - Eau Claire Communications

Ella Lindau

Emily Livingston

Mikel Louis

Brandie Madsen

Raven McDaniel

Stratton McKinley

Tom & Deb Lindau UW - River Falls Generals

Jillian Hanson & Robert Livingston Ripon College Psychology & Pre-Law

Maria & Jeremy Scheider & Chad Louis Work

Kelly Vondoehren & Troy Madsen WITC - Rice Lake Cosmetology

Chad & Kori McDaniel Anoka-Ramsey Community College Undecided

Timothy McKinley & Beth MicKinley Work

Jami Michel

Hauk Moritz

Justin Needham

Devin Newell

Alaina Oachs

Olivia Oachs

Timothy & Jennifer Michel UW - River Falls Elementary Education

Kelly & Mike Moritz St. Paul College Plumbing

Marcus & Rebecca Needham Work

Eric Newell & Alisha Newell Pine Technical College Network Administration

Chad & Kerri Oachs Bethel University Biochemistry Medical Research

Chad & Kerri Oachs Bethel University Nursing

Congratulations & Good Luck to all Graduates from all of us at Fiedler Ford!

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MAY 16, 2018

Grantsburg High School Joseph Ohnstad

Gabriella Palmer

Brandon Peterson

Lindsey Peterson

Matthew Pettis

Quentin Premo-Blume

Dan & Marie Ohnstad U of MN - Duluth Industrial Engineering

Gilda Bour & Amie Brown UW - Eau Claire Nursing

Wade & Stephanie Peterson Work

Angie Cogger & Troy Peterson Work

Walter Pettis & Sommar Lindberg Minneapolis Bus. College Art & Graphic Design

Barbara Blume WITC - Superior

Jase Quimby

Cole Reichstadt

Belle Ress

Katelyn Robelia

Jayden Schuur

Tyler Stevens

Rick Quimby & Jeana Quimby U.S. Navy

Joe & Carol Reichstadt UW - Stout Mechanical Engineering

Matt & Mollie Ress U.S. Air Force Lakeland AFB Ground Medic

Kyle & Deb Robelia UW - Barron County

Casey Schuur & Jay Olson, Jack Schuur & Vicki Tonnar College

Brenin Stevens & Charity Holmes Dakota County Technical College Civil Engineering

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MAY 16, 2018



Grantsburg High School Kylie Stout

Theodore Vitale

Trevor Vollendorf

Kalvin Watt

Everett Wincek

Christal & Robert Banks & Allen Stout Work

Blaise & Suzanne Vitale Gustavus Adolphus

David & Valerie Vollendorf Bethel University Computer Science

Josh & Robyn Watt UW - La Crosse

Amy Odegard & Steven Wincek Work

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Arrow Building Center Backwoods Beer & Bait Corey Arnold Insurance & Financial Services Countryside Fabrication Cyndie’s Hair Care D.R. Tech, Inc. Daeffler’s Quality Meats Darrell’s Hardware Hank

Edward Jones - Josh Prusinski Gary Nelson Insurance Hermann Insurance Agency Kiddie Campus Kozy Kitchen Northwestern WI Electric

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Siren High School Tyler Anton

Sequoia Bellanger

Chelsea Brown

Eric Bruss

Christopher Cady

Amanda Close

Mikal & Mistie Anton Attend college to become an electrician

Stephanie Mosay Undecided

Eric & Kristy Brown Continue to dance like no one is watching

Kim Bruss & Kelly Hicks WITC - New Richmond Welding

Daniel Mosay Undecided

Dave & April Close St. Catherine University American Sign Language Interpretation

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MAY 16, 2018

Siren High School Nicole Dalsveen

Colton den Hoed

Hannah Dugan

Dominic Dugger

Anthony Dugger

Hope Goebel

Tony & Julie Dalsveen Lake Superior Collage Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Walt & Denise den Hoed Work in the family business - Farming

Susan Dugan & Christopher Sybers Undecided

Brent & Kristine Dugger & Kristina Stradinger Radio School Radio Broadcasting

Chris & Charlie Dugger Lisa & Dave Langley Musician

Jason Goebel & Randi Goebel & Lisa Clark Work & Travel

Dolan Highstrom

Greta Johnson

Jacob Jones

Noah Koball

Benjamin Kopecky

Abby Kosloski

Craig & Rhonda Highstrom UW - Eau Claire Undecided

Dale & Sue Johnson UW-Superior Online Early Childhood Education

Ryan Madden, Christina Madden & Angie Jones Technical School

Kathie & Wayne Koball Michigan Technical University Civil Engineering

Dave Kopecky, Amy Kopecky Military

Rick & Kristin Kosloski Attend UW - La Crosse

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MAY 16, 2018



Siren High School Mollie Kozak

Molly Lahmann

Benjamin Lemieux

Dugan Mattson

Logan Meagher

Travis Morse

Gayle Kozak & Jerry Kozak Attend school to become an accountant

Melody & Scott Lahmann UW - Stevens Point Spanish Education

Michael & Lori Lemieux Bemidji State University Business Administration

Douglas & Cynthia Mattson Undecided

Dawn Iallonardo Army National Guard & UW - Eau Claire

Travis Morse & Lisa Tijerina Undecided

Jacob Oiyotte

Leigha Priske-Olson

Sarah Shaffer

Amy Stanford

Bernice Taylor

Josephine Taylor

Angela DuBois & Jonathan Oiyotte Undecided

Gale Olson, Scott Olson, Jamie Olson & Elizabeth Priske-Reick Attend college to become a Vet Tech

Sarah Shaffer Cornell College Pre-Med Playing Basketball

Travis & Caryn Stanford St. Cloud State Undecided

Jeff & Mary Taylor Attend Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community Colleg

Michael Taylor UW - River Falls Social Work

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Austin Tinman John & Jill Tinman University of North Dakota Commercial Aviation

Adventures Benson Law Office Carey’s Ben Franklin/Radio Shack Corey Arnold Insurance & Financial Services Daeffler’s Quality Meats Earth Energy Systems ERA Parkside Realty Fourwinds Market Fur, Fins & Feathers Jed’s Laker Lounge

Jenneman’s Hardware Hank Kid Central Kris’ Pheasant Inn Northwestern Wiscosnin Electric Northwoods Lumber Peggy’s Fashion Rack Pine Wood Motel Polk-Burnett Electric Co-op Siren Dairy Queen Siren Family Eyecare Siren Telephone


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MAY 16, 2018

Webster High School Morgan Anderson

Brianna Bray

Taylor Chenal

Megan Crosby

Collin Daniels

Alexus Dykstra

Lee Anderson & Amy Anderson

Natalie Neinstadt & Michael Bray Work at Designerz Ink then Moraine Park Tech. College for Cosmetology

Rick & Shelly Chenal Plumbing

Jody Crosby & Jamie Harris Undecided

Maria Dearbin & Spencer Daniels WITC - Superior Welding

Michelle Berghorst Undecided

Emily Eberhardt

Jayden Eckstrom

Asiah Erickson

Justin Fisher

Emily Flatten

Joseph Formanek

Heidi Eberhardt UW - Barron County Photography

Dani & Jamie Eckstrom UW - River Falls

Langley Hess & Sherman Hess Visiting family in Texas for a year then working back here

Nicole Fisher Attend a tech school to become a cop/ detective.

Fred & Georgeann Flatten UW - Barron County Music Education

David & Robyn Formanek UW - River Falls Biology

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Webster High School Madisen Freymiller

Alexis Gonzales

Hunter Gustafson

Trent Gustafson

Jared Haynes

Taylor Howe

Robert & Jessica Smiley College of St. Scholastica Nursing

Shelly Gonzales U.S. Navy

Tammy & Andy Gustafson St. Mary’s University Sports Management & Sports Psychology

Kelsey & Erica Gustafson UW - Stout Chiropractic

Kimberly Haynes & Jerry Hempstead UW - Barron Cty & Stout Mathematics or Computer Science

Kimberly Flodin & Michael Howe UW - Superior Undecided

Hailey Hunter

Brett Johnson

Dustin Kern

Melodi Liljenberg

Jazmine Mangelsen

Jordan Mitchell

Raelynn & Greg Hunter Chippewa Valley Technical College Surgical Tech

Steve & Jennifer Johnson Lake Superior College & U of M - Duluth Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

Jennifer Kern & Todd Kern UW - Eau Claire Computer Science

Michael & Angelic Liljenberg Northland College Chemistry & Biology or Psychology

Roy Cyms & Heather Olson UW - River Falls Art Education

Tabitha Moser & Theodore Mitchell Chippewa Valley Tech. Accountant

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MAY 17, 2017

Webster High School Andrew Moritz

Austin Moser

Trinity Olguin

Caleb Pardun

Arianne Parker

Cody Peterson

Dara Wolf & Lee Moritz Apprenticeship with Bricklayers Union Masonry

Miki Messer & Troy Moser CVTC - Eau Claire Electrical Power Distribution Lineman

Sabrina Bliss UW - River Falls Secondary Education

Josh & Rachel Pardun Lake Superior College Electronic Technology Industrial Controls

Rochelle Beckman & Jesse Ganley Working then WITC for Social Work

Tracie Moser & Craig Peterson Chippewa Valley Technical College

Hannah Pitreski

Sydney Raschke

Riley Richison

Molly Robinson

Mason Schaaf

Austin Spafford

Amy Anderson & Lee Anderson Pine Technical College Early Childhood

Jeff Raschke & Rindy Raschke Messiah College Nursing

Lisa & Steve Richison Backpacking around Europe

Michael Robinson & Mary Robinson Vermilion Wildlife Ecology

Michael & Gwen Schaff UW - Platteville Electrical Engineering

Angela Heyer UW - Stout Criminal Justice & Corrections

Congratulations and Best of Luck, Graduates! Ace Hardware Austin Lake Greenhouse Connor’s Service Station Corey Arnold Insurance & Financial Services Daeffler’s Quality Meats Emily’s Luncheon Kid Central

Log Cabin Store & Eatery Northwestern WI Electric Northwoods Lumber Polk-Burnett Electric Co-op Siren Dairy Queen US Bank of Webster Webster Chiropractic Yellow River Pharmacy

Congratulations Graduates! McNALLY INDUSTRIES

Congratulations Class of 2018!

1105 Wisconsin Ave S. • Frederic, WI


McNally Industries, LLC 340 W. Benson Ave., Grantsburg, WI 54840 • 715/463-8300 FAX 715/463-5161

Good Luck Graduates! Danbury • 715-656-3456 Webster • 715-866-8366 Luck • 715-472-2210

FluidConnectors 533 Oak Street Grantsburg, WI 54840

Phone (715) 463-2561


MAY 17, 2017



Webster High School Rachel Sperry

Emily Stewart

Lucille Sutton

Alexis Symond

Mandy Trenter

Mikayla Walker

Mike & Judy Sperry Florida Southern College Environmental Science

Jeb Stewart & Angela Stewart College of St. Scholastica - Nursing

Darla Sutton & Clinton Sutton Hopefully something to do with law

Joyce Shoberg, Craig & Maricel Symond UW - River Falls Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Jeremy & Ashley Trenter Eastern Gateway Community College Associates of Arts

Heather Goucher & Dustin Walker Bemidji State University Nursing

Simeon Wilson

Skyler Winkler

Trenton Wols

Troy Woodman

Magdalena Wright

Jerome & Bonnie Wilson UW - Platteville Engineering

Rene Belland & Brandon Winkler Winona State University Nursing

Tom & Kim Wols UW - Stout Construction Management

Dave & Tracy Woodman University of Northern Colorado - Business Administration

Renae Wright St. Thomas University Accounting

Summer Zappa-Varner

Siren High Scholarship Recipients 2018

Webster High School Scholarship Recipients 2018 • American Legion Auxiliary Unit #96— Joseph Formanek ($500), Melodi Liljenberg ($500) ($1000) • Bremer Bank— Rachel Sperry ($500) ($500) • Busby Family — Skyler Winkler ($1000) ($1000) • Chuck Macke Business Club — Dustin Kern ($500) ($500) • Community Bank — Jazmine Mangelsen ($500) ($500) • Cozy Corner Trails Inc.— Molly Robinson ($200) ($200) • Danbury Fire & Rescue— Joseph Formanek ($1000), Mason Schaaf ($1000), Mikayla Walker ($1000), Simeon Wilson ($1000), Skyler Winkler ($1000) ($5000) • Danbury Lions Club—Madisen Freymiller ($500), Brett Johnson ($500), Caleb Pardun ($500), Mason Schaaf ($500), Emily Stewart ($500) ($2500) • Diamond Collision — Collin Daniels ($500) ($500) • Federated Co—ops, Inc. — Molly Robinson ($200) ($200) • Garlie Family Scholarship — Jazmine Mangelsen ($200) ($200) • Grateful Graduate— Trent Gustafson ($420), Rachel Sperry ($420) ($840) • Indianhead Credit Union— Troy Woodman ($500) ($500) • Inter—County Co—op Publishing Association— Hailey Hunter ($750) ($750) • Jackson Fire Department — Joseph Formanek ($500) ($500) • Kristi Clendening–Intihar — Taylor Howe ($1000), Sydney Raschke ($1000) ($2000) • Log Cabin Store & Eatery— Emily Flatten ($500) ($500) • Matt Erickson Memorial Scholarship— Austin Moser ($1000), Caleb Pardun ($1000), Austin Spafford ($1000) ($3000) • Myrtle Ketel Memorial— Jayden Eckstrom ($500), Magdalena Wright ($500) ($1000) • Nexen Group— Rachel Sperry ($750), Simeon Wilson ($750), Skyler Winkler ($750) ($2250) • Northwestern Wisconsin Electric — Brett Johnson ($500) ($500) • American Legion-Otis Taylor Post #96— Sydney Raschke ($500), Mason Schaaf ($500) ($1000) • Polk—Burnett Electric Cooperative — Joseph

Formanek ($1250, Troy Woodman ($1250) ($2500) • Saunders Family Foundation— Joseph Formanek ($20,000), Trinity Olguin ($20,000) ($40,000) • Seitzberg Memorial — Trenton Wols ($500) ($500) • Shareit, LLC— Joseph Formanek ($1000), Sydney Rashke ($1000) ($2000) • Shinler Memorial— Jayden Eckstrom ($500) ($500) • Siren Dental Clinic— Joseph Formanek ($250), Brett Johnson ($250), Sydney Rashke ($250), Rachel Sperry ($250), Troy Woodman ($250), Magdalena Wright ($250) ($1500) • St. Croix Regional Medical Center — Joseph Formanek ($1000) ($1000) • St. Croix Regional Medical Center Dahllenbach — Joseph Formanek ($500) ($500) • St. Croix Valley Healthcare Foundation— Sydney Raschke ($500) ($500) • St. John’s/Our Lady’s CCW—Emily Eberhardt ($250) ($250) • Village Players — Emily Flatten ($100) ($100) • Voyager Arts and Crafts Fair — Joseph Formanek ($500) ($500) • Voyager Village — Brett Johnson ($500) ($500) • Webster Education Foundation— Magdalena Wright ($1000), Alexis Symond ($1000), Joseph Formanek ($750), Austin Moser ($750) ($3500) • Webster Lion’s Club — Joseph Formanek ($500), Caleb Pardun ($500), Mason Schaaf ($500), Emily Stewart ($500), Alexis Symond ($500) ($2500) • Webster Scholarship Committee— Joseph Formanek ($200), Melodi Liljenberg ($200), Sydney Raschke ($200), Mason Schaaf ($200), Rachel Sperry ($200), Emily Stewart ($200), Alexis Symond ($200), Mikayla Walker ($200), Skyler Winkler ($200), Troy Woodman ($200), Magdalena Wright ($200) ($2200) • Siren—Webster Rotary Club— Joseph Formanek ($750) ($750) • Whitetails Unlimited — Burnett County Chapter — Molly Robinson ($250) ($250) • Academic Excellence — Mason Schaaf ($9000) ($9000) • Technical Excellence— Collin Daniels ($6750) ($6750) Total for 2018: $100,540

Cindy Thomas, Toby Thomas, Mitchel Varner III U.S. Army Police Officer/ Criminal Investigator

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Bremer Bank— Amy Stanford $500 Charles E Lewis— Noah Koball $500 Charles E Lewis— Josie Taylor $500 Community Bank— Sarah Shaffer $500 Indianhead Credit Union— Mandy Close $500 Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Assoc.— Abby Kosloski $750 Maurer Power— Sarah Shaffer $100 Sam’s Motor Express— Molly Lahmann $125 Sam’s Motor Express— Abby Kosloski $125 Sam’s Motor Express— Nicole Dalsveen $125 Sam’s Motor Express— Austin Tinman $125 Siren Lions - University— Austin Tinman $500 Siren Lions - Tech School— Nicole Dalsveen $500 St. John’s/Our Lady’s CCW— Greta Johnson $250 Academic Excellence Scholarship— Mandy Close $9,000 Technical Excellence Scholarship— Mollie Kozak $6750 Lund Brown American Legion Post #13— Abby Kosloski $250 Lund Brown American Legion Auxiliary— Amy Stanford $250 American Red Cross— Nicole Dalsveen $250 American Red Cross— Noah Koball $250 EuGene LaRock— Ben Lemieux $250 EuGene LaRock— Sarah Shaffer $250 Jane Wisse— Noah Koball $1000 Lake Country Riders— Noah Koball $500 Moms for Kids— Amy Stanford $300 Moms for Kids— Abby Kosloski $300 Polk Burnett Electric— Greta Johnson $1250 Polk Burnett Electric— Leigha Priske-Olson $1250 Polk Burnett Electric— Amy Stanford $1250 S Club— Ben Lemieux $250 Siren Lioness— Ben Lemieux $750 Siren Lioness— Noah Koball $750 Siren Education Association— Molly Lahmann $500 Siren Webster Rotary— Mollie Kozak $750 St. Croix Regional Medical Center— Nicole Dalsveen $1000 NW Electric— Noah Koball $500 Siren Dental Clinic— Amy Stanford $250 Burnett County Association for Home & Community Ed— Sarah Shaffer $250



Grantsburg ~ Valedictorian ~ Jami Michel ~ Salutatorian ~ Joseph Ohnstad


~ Valedictorian ~ Amanda Close ~ Co-Salutatorians ~ Benjamin Lemieux & Noah Koball

Webster ~ Valedictorian ~ Sydney Raschke

~ Salutatorian ~ Magdalena Wright

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