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BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS: Calvary Covenant wins third title. P15
150 years in service of Christ celebrated JONATHAN RICHIE SENTINEL EDITOR
GRANTSBURG––The church was filled with old and young, people who came from down the street in Grantsburg and others from great distances for a celebration. They gathered as one congregation to enjoy each other’s company and to mark
the momentous occasion. “Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before,” Peter Johnson said to the congregation as they entered the sanctuary. Grace Baptist Church turned 150 years old over the weekend.
SEE GRACE BAPTIST, PAGE 13
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Gandy Dancer Horse Shodeo fun for all ages This year’s Gandy Dancer Days event was blessed with an abundance of great weather. More photos on page 16.
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Grace Baptist celebrated their 150th Anniversary on Saturday night.
Danbury Oktoberfest promises fun time for all DANBURY – The Danbury Lions Club and their supporters are excited to be hosting the group’s 19th annual Oktoberfest at the Danbury Ball Park on August 17. “Come and join us for real old time fun Polka Music,” voiced Oktoberfest coordinator, Klaus Nieder. “We are proud to feature the" Dan Zimmer Polka Band", Burnett County finest! “ Also performing will be the Bill Koncar Polka Band from Minneapolis, the famous Edelweiss Schuhplatler Dancers from St. Paul, and from St. Croix Falls, the always entertaining, Riverside Cloggers.
Oktoberfest starts at noon continues until 8 p.m. under the big tent so rain or shine the beer will be pouring and the Polkas will be playing. Along with the festive music enjoy great German food and beer served up by Okoberfest volunteers. “We’ll have German Bier, German Bratwurst and Bavarian Wieners, great Pork sandwiches all served with Ingrid’s favorite homemade Sauer Kraut!!” Neider enticed. “Join us at this great community event!” invited Nieder. “We’ll have lots of "Gemuetlichkeit!!!"
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Klaus Nieder toasts at last year’s Oktoberfest in Danbury.
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Grantsburg Music in the Park GRANTSBURG – The John and Kate Music duo will perform at the final Music in the Park of the summer at Memory Lake Park, Saturday, August 17. John and Kate Denner and their three children enjoy variety! Nearly every flavor of Christian music flows from the stage when they perform! Infused with many genres spanning the globe, their music is refreshing, different and memorable! Food and refreshments will be available for sale by the Odds and Ends Homemakers group. Food served beginning at 6 p.m. with the music starting at 6:30 p.m. all at the southwest Lion’s Club pavilion. The Grantsburg Music Festival Society invites everyone to a fun evening of food and entertainment by the lake. Remember to bring your blankets and lawn chairs! Donations received from “passing the hat,” during the performance will be greatly appreciated. Rain location is the Faith Lutheran Church SUBMITTED in Grantsburg. Call 715-222-2195 for rain reloJohn and Kate Denner with their three children. The John cation updates. and Kate Music duo will be the performers at Memory Lake’s The Grantsburg Music Festival Society Music in the Park on August 17. Board wishes to thank all those who attended and supported the 2019 the Music in the Park events.
Motorcycle versus deer collision turns fatal On August 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a reported crash involving a Motorcycle striking a deer on State Highway 87 approximately 600 feet south of 210th Ave, in the town of Eureka. Upon Deputies arrival, they learned that Anthony Lewsader, 50 years old, from North St. Paul Minn., was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle north bound on Highway 87. At that time he was riding with a friend who indicated that he observed the deer walking out of the east ditch, however, did not believe that Anthony had observed the deer until it was in the roadway. Upon noticing the deer in the roadway, Anthony Lewsader applied the brakes to the point of leaving skid marks. Anthony Lewsader was unable to avoid the deer and they struck. Anthony was thrown from the motorcycle and both continued to the north, tumbling on the pavement. Anthony Lewsader came to rest in the roadway and had suffered injuries to his head and was not wearing a helmet. Based on the extent of the injuries, Anthony Lewsader was airlifted from the scene by the Life Link air ambulance and transported to Regions Hospital in St Paul, Minn. Anthony succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash and passed away. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office with this crash was the Cushing Fire Department and First Responders, Lakes Area EMS, and the Life Link Air Ambulance.
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Madison Avenue construction continues Crews from A-1 Excavating have continued this week with removing the asphalt on the east end of Madison Ave. Curb and cutter have also been removed.
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Siren dedicates ﬂoating ﬁshing pier at Crooked Lake (from left) Siren Village Clerk/Treasurer Ann Peterson, Joan O’Fallon from Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative, Village Trustee Jan Hunter, Jamie Morales of Community Bank, Tammy Twedt-Close of Bremer Bank, Siren Public Works Director Jim Jaskolka and Village Trustees Rudy Mothes and Todd Schultz standing on the new pier at Crooked Lake.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Wilderness Fellowship Ministries.
Grantsburg School Supply Mission GRANTSBURG—3 - 6 p.m. Faith Lutheran of Grantsburg will support Grantsburg School District families by having their annual School Supply Distribution Mission. This helps parents in the district by providing backpacks and most of the needed school supplies for their children. They will be distributing school supplies at the church on Aug. 15.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
blood. Come give blood and help save a life. The American Red Cross needs donors of all blood types.
Lake Country Pedalers WEBSTER—9 a.m. The Lake Country Pedalers are going to be having a bike ride for casual bikers and seniors. The Banach Lake ride begins and ends at the Banach Lake Access at 9 a.m. The round-trip ride is approximately 11 miles long. Any questions call Ellen at 715-791-4007.
Oktoberfest DANBURY—12 – 8 p.m. The 19th Annual Oktoberfest will be held in Danbury at the Ballpark downtown. There will be live music by the Dan Zimmer Band and Bill Kocar. There will be performances by the Edelweiss Schuhplatter Dancers and the Riverside Cloggers.
THIRD WEDNESDAY Town of Union
Skonewood Musical Program CUSHING—6:30 p.m. Skonewood will be holding a musical program beginning at 6:30 p.m. A congregational hymn sing will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Ann Bell at the piano. John and Kate will be performing. The event will be held at the Skonewood Christian Retreat Center.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 Pop-up Storytime
WEBSTER—4 p.m. A Recognition-Blessing Service for Burnett County First Responders, their families and equipment is scheduled for Aug. 18 at the fairgrounds in Webster. All county firefighters, law enforcement, ambulance and DNR personnel have been invited to this service. The intent is to recognize and show appreciation and support for the volunteers and employees of the county who place their lives on the line. The service will be held at the Lion’s Shelter, on the street and the senior center on the fairgrounds. Everybody is invited and there will be a potluck to follow. Bring a dish to pass. For more information, contact Enslin at 715-656-7217.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
CENTURIA—8:30 a.m. The Apple River Conference of Women of the ELCA will host their annual Fall Gathering at the North Valley Lutheran Church with the theme of “Moving Forward as Bold Women”. The guest speakers will be Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch and Burnett County Detective Julie Mead. The Blessings Trio will round out the morning with a program of wonderful gospel music. Registration fee of $15 can be sent to Nancy Priebe, 2881 140th Street, Frederic WI 54837 or call 715645-0025. Everyone is welcome.
DANBURY—6:30 p.m. Ladies, you are all invited to attend the monthly dinner meeting of Webster at Amelia’s Homestead Café and Bakery in Danbury. The cost is $12 for all inclusive. The special feature will be Sherril Summer from Webster Cog and Sprocket Bicycle Shop and Mary McCarthy from Rochester, Minn. will be the special speaker. Mary discusses her cancer diagnosis and how God worked in her life. Reservations are needed, contact Jane Jeffers at 715-566-0081.
Worship in the Park
Red Cross Blood Donation
SIREN—7 p.m. Worship in the Park featuring Wilderness Worship will be held at Crooked Lake Park in Siren. The night of worship is a free event open to everybody in the community and is sponsored by the
GRANTSBURG—12 - 6 p.m. The Red Cross will be at T-Dawgs Grill and Conference Center in Grantsburg for anybody who is wanting to donate blood. Refreshments and snacks are provided after giving
Monthly Dinner Meeting of Webster
5 p.m. (Dec-Mar meetings at Webster Fire Hall)
GRANTSBURG—2 – 2:30 p.m. Grantsburg Public Library will be hosting a popup storytime at Memory Lake Park. She will be located at the pavilion closest to the parking lot at Memory Lake Park.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
Lund-Brown American Legion Post 132 Auxiliary
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Webb Lake American Legion 7 p.m.
Youth Apprenticeship Meeting
GRANTSBURG—1 p.m. The Grantsburg High School has established the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program. The focus is to encourage each student to explore and follow a career path which suits their individual interests and talents. Join the meeting to learn about the Youth Apprenticeship Program. Representatives from CESA #11 will explain the entire YA program in-depth and answer any questions you may have.
Burnett County Democrats
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
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.
Grantsburg Historical Society Presentation
GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg Historical Society invites the public to their public history presentation at the Grantsburg Fair. They will be doing their presentation from their booth Thursday through Sunday. You can also visit their display of genealogical resources available. Handouts and help will be available.
Burnett County Repub. Party
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 Chanting sacred sounds of HU WEBSTER—1 – 2 p.m. There will be a chanting a spiritual discussion taking place at the Larsen Family Library in Webster. Join them and experience the sound of soul, discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind and spirit and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sounds of HU. Spiritual discussion and refreshments afterward. For more information, contact Wayne Martin at 651-283-8663.
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 3:30 p.m.
Village of Siren first Thursday after the first Monday, 2 p.m.
SECOND MONDAY Grantsburg School Board 5 p.m.
Town of Grantsburg 5:30 p.m.
Village of Grantsburg 6 p.m.
Disabled American Vets Chapter 66
Grantsburg Rotary Meeting 12 p.m., T-Dawgs, Grantsburg
• 9 a.m. New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588 • 1 p.m. Lakeview Methodist Church, Hertel. 715-468-7228 • 1 p.m. Dewey Town Hall, Hertel
7 p.m. Lakeside Community Lutheran Church, A & H
Wellbriety Meeting 6 p.m. at St. Croix Tribal Hall, Danbury Contact Shara’lanee’ Skinaway, 715-645-9515
EVERY MONDAY Adult Day Care 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Crexway Court, Grantsburg.
Burnett Cty. Family Resource Ctr. Playgroup 10–11:30 a.m. at 24062 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren
Ruby’s Siren Food Shelf
Grief Support Group 6:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Frederic Contact Margaret McAbee 715-653-4270
Adult Day Care
Town of LaFollette
6 p.m., Adventure Church, Siren Contact Pastor Carolyn, 715-349-5750
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Birchwood Manor, Siren
To qualifying residents of Grantsburg School District 9:30–1:30 a.m., 320 S. Brad St., Grantsburg
5 p.m. at Maple Plain Community Center, Cumberland. Contact Hazel H. 715-822-822-3562 or Andrea H. 715-642-4403
Date August 6 August 7 August 8 August 9 August 10 August 11 August 12
EVERY WEDNESDAY Forts Folle Avoine History Library
New Life Recovery Program
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Other days by appointment Ruby’s Siren Food Shelf
7 p.m. Wood River Christian Fellowship, Grantsburg 715-463-3941
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 24534 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren
AA Meetings • 12 p.m. United Methodist Church, Danbury • 7 p.m. Crossroads Church, Webster
Pre-School Story Hour
• 1 p.m. Dewey Town Hall, Hertel • 7 p.m. New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588
Adult Day Care 9 a.m. –3 p.m., Birchwood Manor, Siren
Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588
10:30 a.m., Grantsburg Public Library
Last Week Temps:
12 p.m. The Pour House, Siren
6 p.m. Faith Community Church, Danbury. Contact Crystal 715-919-1811.
Siren/Webster Rotary Meeting
7 p.m. Webster Community Center
Grantsburg Area Food Shelf
7 p.m., Sand Lake Elder Nutrition Site. Contact Mark Stoner 715-416-2667
7 p.m., New Beginnings Club, Siren. 715-349-2588
Town of Sand Lake Town of Scott
• 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, Webster • 7 p.m. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Frederic 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, Osceola 715-294-4222 or 651-214-5251 (after 5 p.m.)
Town of Meenon
Wellbriety Meeting 5 p.m. Round Lake Community Center, Luck. Contact Charity R. 715-371-1418
1ST & 2ND TUESDAY
Divorce Care Recovery and Support Group
Town of Jackson
7 p.m. Moose Lodge Meeting Room, Siren. 715-866-7585
Celebrate Recovery (12 step Bible-based AA group)
10 a.m.–2 p.m. 24534 St. Rd. 35/70, Siren
‘Lost Voice Club’ meeting
EVERY FRIDAY Free Bread Friday 9 a.m. until gone, Trinity Lutheran Church, Falun. 715-689-2271
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” -Unknown
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Are you sure this table is regulation size?
t’s August and that means summer is winding down. I try not to complain in this sliver of the paper but I’m taking a stand here. I am sick and tired of people saying that summer is over as soon as we change the calendar from July. Why can’t we just enjoy the moment? Get out and enjoy the rest of the summer because we’re all going to be complaining about the weather soon. As I mentioned last week, I used to be a fantastic athlete. The key there being “used to be.” My prime in athletics has passed me by. This was made clear to me as I played against some of Webster’s finest ping pong players. Over the weekend, I was working at Gandy Dancer Days. Friday the Webster Ping Pong group had open Sentinel play at the Webster Community Center for a few hours. I was there Editor to take a couple of photos. Jonathan Richie I was taking my photos when they asked if I wanted to play a game. I thought “sure, I know how this game works and I am much younger than these other people so this should be a breeze.” I was wrong. My partner and I lost both games. They were very nice to me, especially after beating me. At this point I played the card that all people who are no good at sports use. Blame the equipment. “Are you sure this table is regulation size?” I asked. “The tables I usually play on are about three inches longer and that one definitely would’ve been a point for us.” Like most things in life, I could always use a few more inches. At one point during the game the ball was set up perfectly for me and I was going to smash it. I would earn the point and show my dominance over my opponents. At the last moment I changed my mind in fear of pulling a bicep or my triceps. If you’ve got time during the week be sure to check out the ping pong group. They’re good and if you’re out of practice they will mop the floor with you. However, they will be really, really nice about it. Don’t feel shame when you start losing because one of them will point out, “we play three times a week.” Once again showing dominance over me. And finally, shout out to all the farmers in Burnett County. The corn looks great. I grew up in the city and do not know much of anything about farming. However, I do know the phrase - knee high by the Fourth of July. You may have noticed the corn did not seem to be knee high around Independence Day. Again, not an expert and I understand there is a different late season seed that farmers used. Anyway, my point remains the same - The corn looks great. Gotta question? Gotta tip? It’s easy to contact me, give me a call at 715-463-2341 or shoot me an email email@example.com.
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he way we communicate with each other is constantly changing. With advances in technology, it seems as if our machines are somehow reading our minds and presenting advertisements for products or services that we have been thinking about. The machines aren’t reading our minds, software has been paying attention to what From the Publisher’s you look at. My late father Desk Arved, (aka “The Chief”) worked Tom Stangl on cars and often ld me “machines “ hi told are stupid, they only know what you tell them.” The Chief wouldn’t understand the internet, but he would totally get the plumbing. I recently saw “The Big Hack,” a documentary on Netflix. The two-hour film sought to explain how users of the internet and social media have been handing over personal information to firms who use the data to influence all sorts of behavior through manipulation. Specifically, the film targeted Cambridge Analytica (CA), a data firm used by political parties all over the planet to influence elections. You might recall the company (now closed and bankrupt)
got into trouble for misusing data purchased from Facebook. The firm helped Brexit supporters and was seen as key in the election of President Trump. Another branch of the company worked with governments to defeat the Taliban. According to the documentary, CA collected thousands of “data points” on individuals, based largely on information volunteered by social media users. The film refers to psychological profiles created from personality “quizzes” that are popular on Facebook as a source of information. After these data points are collected, campaigns identify people who can be persuaded and create targeted ads that appear in the news feeds on Facebook. The filmmakers make the case that “the persuadables” were targeted to vote one way — or not to vote at all. A case can and should be made that people still have free will and individuals are ultimately responsible for their own actions (or lack thereof), but the film made it sound like enough people (70,000 voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio) were swayed to get the president elected. A subplot of the movie followed Professor David Carroll fighting to get his data back from Cambridge Analytica. Carroll wasn’t successful in his quest before CA went bankrupt.
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The film tackles some complex topics, but it is apparent that we are paying a high price for the use of free programs like Facebook and even the search giant Google. The currency that we are using is our privacy and identity, which have been high dollar commodities for some time, bought and sold with our implied consent. (At least I think that’s what the 24-page user agreement says, right?) Pundits have argued that these giant tech firms need to be regulated or dismantled. After watching the movie, I have to agree. If a person can’t get a copy of the data that was “given” to Facebook and Google, something is indeed wrong. The more we choose to have virtual interactions instead of meeting and talking with others in real life, the more susceptible we will be to manipulation. As we strive to become more enlightened, we become the stupid machines the Chief railed against, only knowing what we are told. We need to wake up to the price we are paying to be manipulated before it is too late. Alarmist? Maybe. No one ever said democracy would be easy. As always, I welcome your comments. You can reach me by email at tstangl@theameryfreepress. com, telephone 715-268-8101 or write me at P.O. Box 424, Amery, WI, 54001.
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THE CAPITOL REPORT
Groups spend $17.8M lobbying during ﬁrst half of 2019
Groups spent $17.8 million lobbying in Wisconsin during the first six months of 2019, a dip from the previous budget cycle as divided government returned to the Capitol for the first time in more than a decade. Still, the biggest three spenders for the six-month period all spent slightly more compared to two years ago. The Wisconsin Hospital Association topped the list for most spending during the six-month period at $430,138, followed by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce at $414,184 and Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin at $384,479. WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding said it was a “pretty intense budget process” for his group as most of its effort focused on the Medicaid program. WHA spending was up Eric Borgerding $101,670, nearWHA President and CEO ly 31 percent, compared to the same period two years ago as the group got behind Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to accept federal money to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Though GOP lawmakers rejected that approach, Borgerding said WHA’s goal was to persuade Republicans to embrace as many other Evers Medicaid provisions as possible. Evers’ plan would’ve freed up $324 million in state money while drawing down federal dollars to invest in health care programs. Instead, Republicans invested an additional $588.2 million in general-purpose revenue into Medicaid to accomplish goals such as increasing
‘It was a “pretty intense budget process” for his group as most of its effort focused on the Medicaid program.’
reimbursement rates for health care providers. “You had obviously a much more divided process this time,” Borgerding said. “That took a heck of a lot of time and effort to try and move the ball forward on Medicaid one way or another. It was a much different process.” Lobbying reports covering the first six months of the year were due July 31, and as of noon Aug. 2, groups had reported to the Ethics Commission putting in more than 114,000 hours lobbying during the period. By comparison, groups dropped $18.6 million and 119,878 hours over the first six months of 2017 as Republicans became locked in a budget stalemate that dragged into September. Over the past 14 years, spending peaked at $23.9 million in the first half of 2011 as the fight over Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 and his first budget raged. That topped the $20.5 million spent in the first half of 2009 as Dems enjoyed control of the governor’s office and full Legislature for the first time since the mid-1980s. Lobbying expenses dropped then to nearly $17 million in the first half of 2017 and had been steadily climbing until the most recent six-month period. The dip in spending from the previous budget cycle also comes as the pace of new laws has slowed dramatically compared to recent sessions. Just eight bills became law by June 30 of this year, compared to an average of nearly 26 over the previous decade. WMC’s Scott Manley said the group’s focus during the first six months of 2019 was largely on opposing provisions in the governor’s budget. That included the proposal Evers included that would’ve required property to be valued at its highest and best use to address the so-called “dark store” loophole. WMC has opposed such efforts, arguing they
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amount to a tax hike on businesses. That accounted for 13 percent of its effort during the six-month period, as did seeking a fee schedule for the worker’s compensation program and beefing up workforce development. The majority of the WMC’s work was categorized as minor efforts, each of which amounts to less than 10 percent of a group’s overall work. “The threats to the business community that were in the governor’s budget sort of changed the focus of our advocacy,” Manley said. Marsy’s Law put all its effort into a constitutional amendment to add rights for crime victims, as it did last session. Even though it ranked in the top three for dollars spent, the group’s 274 hours lobbying were well behind WMC’s 2,518 and WHA’s 2,197. Instead, the group’s efforts have largely gone to a paid media campaign that included radio and digital ads. Under state law, paid advertising has to be included in reported expenses if it’s done to urge the public to push lawmakers on a legislative or administrative action.
‘The threats to the business community that were in the governor’s budget sort of changed the focus of our advocacy.’
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Improving access to child care for low-income families in Wisconsin For increasing numbers of low-income families, Wisconsin’s child care subsidy program falls short of providing affordable care. This means a greater share of families participating in the Wisconsin Shares child care program have had to shoulder added financial responsibility for their children’s care. In 2006, families qualifying for Wisconsin Shares could access 75 percent of the child care slots without contributing more than their family’s expected copay. By 2017, that share had fallen to 15 percent. Qualifying families, generally those with income up to 185 percent of the federal poverty level, who participate in Wisconsin Shares receive a debit card to pay their child care provider. The amount that is loaded onto each card depends on factors including family size, household income, and place of residence. The federal grant program that provides some Wisconsin Shares funding recommends setting reimbursement levels so that families receiving a subsidy can access 75 percent of child care slots — although as of 2016, a national study found that only one state did so. The state Department of Children and Families, which oversees Wisconsin Shares, recently received a letter from the federal government warning the program is not complying with the conditions of the grant. It warned the state could face a penalty if it does not raise its maximum reimbursement rates so at least 25 percent of slots are considered accessible. The governor’s proposal was intended to raise the share of slots considered affordable to 50 percent. Lawmakers put forward their own plan, included in the final version of the state budget, to raise the share of affordable slots by a smaller amount. While the new budget provides some relief for Wisconsin Shares families, and in the short term allows the state to meet the 25th percentile federal standard, it falls well short of the 50th percentile objective proposed by the governor. This information is a service of the Wisconsin Policy Forum, the state’s leading resource for nonpartisan state and local government research and civic education. Learn more at wispolicyforum.org.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR The hog CAFO is as much like a farm as a glass of drinking water is like a ﬂood Dear Editor, To say that people who oppose the proposed hog CAFO in Trade Lake are against farmers, is like saying people who hate floods, are against water. The hog CAFO is as much like a farm as a glass of drinking water is like a flood. The proposed CAFO is a factory, run by a corporation, that has no interest in our area, aside from making money for the owners of the company. The employment opportunities offered will be limited to a few low paying, unskilled jobs performed in conditions detrimental to the worker’s health. A family farm, be it big or small, is not an entity designed to make money for a third party. It is a business that has an interest in community and is not concerned
with only the bottom line. Many pro CAFO people argue there is already a CAFO in Burnett county, why not another. Certainly, by definition the Four Cubs Farm is a CAFO. However, this CAFO evolved naturally from a family farm. It is run with integrity by a family with deep roots in the county. It is an operation that the area can be proud of. The annual Dairy Breakfast is hosted by the farm and is enjoyed by hundreds of people. It is hard to imagine a dairy breakfast being hosted by the proposed CAFO or pointing with pride to the factory hog farm. A previous letter stated that farmers should be able to do with their land what they wish. This
totally ignores the fact that one person’s rights end where another’s rights begin. If the proposed CAFO can guarantee that no odors or waste products will affect the people in the township or county, indeed they have a right to do what they want. The most precious resources in Northwest Wisconsin are our clean air and water. Why we would allow anything to threaten those resources is beyond comprehension. It is the responsibility of our generation to leave them the legacy of clean air they can breathe and safe water they can drink. Betty Linden Trade Lake
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Siren Native supports the National Defense Strategy in Pearl Harbor PEARL HARBOR––Siren native and 2003 Siren High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). Petty Officer 3rd Class Simon Smith serves as a Navy ship’s serviceman currently assigned to the JBPHH Transient Personnel Unit in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean. As a Navy ship’s serviceman, Smith is responsible for managing goods and services on the ship and ensuring health and comfort standards are up to par. Smith credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned in Siren. “My hometown has provided me the tools and ethics I needed to be successful,” said Smith. “Those skills have given me the experience necessary to set myself up for success later on in life.” A key element of the Navy the nation needs is tied to the fact that America is a maritime nation, according to Navy officials, and that the nation’s prosperity is tied to the ability to operate freely on the world’s oceans. More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water; 80 percent of the world’s population lives close to a coast; and 90 percent of all global trade by volume travels by sea. Being stationed in Pearl Harbor, often referred to as the gateway to the Pacific in defense circles, means Smith is serving in a part of the world that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strength-
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ening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy. “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities.” The Pacific is home to more than 50 percent of the world’s population, many of the world’s largest and smallest economies, several of the world’s largest militaries, and many U.S. allies. The Navy has been pivotal in helping maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region for decades. Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community, and career, Smith is most proud of earning a second Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. “I received this by going above and beyond my duties and responsibilities at my job,” said Smith. “I put
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SIREN––During Siren’s Village Board meeting on August 8, Chief of Police, Chris Sybers, had only good news to tell during the police report and there was an update given on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Pedestrian Trail. Chief Sybers started off by saying that the police department has been very busy, and they have received three grants, totaling $9,000. One of the grants was from Polk-Burnett Electrical Cooperative for $1,000 and that money will be used for new computers and printers in the police cars. Sybers brought up the fact that the police department has been very active with their drug warrants. He said, “Bad people are noticing that we are paying attention and we’re putting them in jail.” They had 17 arrests during the month of July and most of them were for drug related issues. “It’s not just us, it’s the county, Webster P.D., every department in this county, we are all working on this. We’re all doing search warrants together.” Sybers stated that the law enforcement in the county is now doing a much better job communicating and working together on arrests, cases and warrants. President, Dave Alden, said, “It is noticeably different than it was two or three years ago.” When it came to discussing the CDBG, Alden said that they were approved for the $1,000,000 grant to go towards the Pedestrian Trail in Siren. Teresa Anderson was at the meeting for MSA and said that within the next few weeks they should start seeing surveyors out on the streets getting measurements for the new sidewalk trail which will go from Best Western by the stoplights to Clear Lake. It will also be going to the school and the senior center. Anderson said that by the end of September, the surveying will be done and they should have the basic layout taken care of. From there, they will then be taking care of the actual design. Bidding for the sidewalk should start in the spring of 2020 and when the project actually begins, it will take two and a half to three months to complete. She will continue to keep the board members posted on the progress of the Pedestrian Trail.
Man stabbed to death in Turtle Lake JONATHAN RICHIE SENTINEL EDITOR
TURTLE LAKE––A woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend resulting in his death in Turtle Lake over the weekend, according to the Turtle Lake Police Department. They believe there is no danger to the public at this time. Barron County dispatch received a call about a female having stabbed her boyfriend Aug. 10 just before 4:30 p.m. in the Village of Almena. Turtle Lake PD released a statement
saying when officers from the department and the Barron County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene they found a man deceased in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of E. Soo Ave. Officer later found a woman believed to be involved in the incident. She was later taken into custody. At this time the incident still remains under investigation by the Turtle Lake Police Dept, Barron County Sheriff’s Dept, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Barron County Medical Examiner.
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Luther Point Bible camp responds to criticism Camp raises money from annual quilt auction SUZANNE VITALE SPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL
GRANTSBURGâ€“â€“This hasnâ€™t been a fun week at Luther Point Bible Camp. Misguided rumors about the camp hosting Muslims have rattled the campâ€™s leadership. The camp has received many negative letters and been targeted in multiple Facebook posts because of an upcoming retreat for the Muslim American Society of Minnesota. Some online posts have told the camp to take the cross out of its logo and condemned it for hosting people who are not Christian. An article, published by the Inter-County Leader, filled with untruths and inaccuracies further stoked tensions. It has been shared over 180 times and got responses from groups across the country. Jan Hermann, president of Luther Pointâ€™s board of directors, said groups and online comments scare her and the accusations against the camp make her very sad. â€œIt hurts my servant heart,â€? she said. â€œI think about the ministries that we work and want to promote. To have hate taint any of that, it hurts.â€? Sam Campeau, Luther Pointâ€™s executive director, said the campâ€™s board voted 20 years ago to allow the Minnesota group to host an annual retreat at the camp. He said the board remains united in its support. One member has even flown missions in Afghanistan, and he is adamantly in favor of continuing the campâ€™s relationship with the Minnesota Muslim organization. Campeau said the camp fears what extremists might do in light of the article. â€œThe Muslim American Society is going to have to hire private security because of this article now,â€? he said. In a public letter responding to the controversy, Campeau and Hermann wrote that by hosting the Muslim retreat, Luther Point is â€œshowing Godâ€™s love for our neighbors, providing Christian hospitality and a safe space and time for the Holy Spirit to work.â€™â€™ The Muslim American Society of Minnesota began using Luther Point off and on 19 years ago. For the past five or six years, the group has come annually for family camps and retreats. Campeau said the camps are much like every other camp at Luther Point: The kids love to fish and boat and â€œwere very excited about sâ€™mores.â€? He said the group respects the camp and recognizes it as a spiritual, sacred place. They never take down or cover up Jan Hermann & Sam Luther Pointâ€™s crosses or other Campeau religious symbols. Luther Point Bible Camp â€œI have been present for their calls to prayer,â€? Campeau said. â€œItâ€™s very calming and spiritual.â€? Jay Ticknor, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Grantsburg, is frustrated that misinformation about the camp at Luther Point has â€œblown up all out of proportionâ€™â€™ in response to the article. â€œLike so many things, it blows up so quickly with bad information,â€? Ticknor said. He added, emails and Facebook posts share untruths quickly. What sparked the current controversy was a Facebook post inviting people to an upcoming retreat called the â€œ2019 Midwest Tarbiya and Activism Camp.â€? The unfamiliar words ignited fear and hatred among some in the community. None of the letters contained threats, but the camp did contact the Burnett County sheriff to let her know what is going on. One woman wrote that the camp had become a â€œdevilâ€™s arena.â€? The article, which has since been pulled and highly edited when re-posted, pointed to disturbing videos posted from a May incident in Philadelphia. It showed children singing a song containing explicit lyrics.
â€˜Luther Point is â€œshowing Godâ€™s love for our neighbors, providing Christian hospitality and a safe space and time for the Holy Spirit to work.â€™
Bishop Laurie Skow-Anderson, center, came to the quilt auction to show her strong support for Sam Campeau, Luther Point executive director, and Jan Hermann, the campâ€™s board president. Skow-Anderson was present in Milwaukee last week during the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americaâ€™s annual Churchwide Assembly. She said 97 percent of delegates voted in favor of a policy for inter-religious cooperation among all religions, Jews and Muslims in particular.
Two visitors look over the quilts at Luther Pointâ€™s annual quilt auction Sunday. About 150 people attended the event, which raised about $17,000 for the Grantsburg Bible camp.
After investigating what happened, the Muslim American Societyâ€™s national organization in Washington swiftly condemned the disturbing video and determined that a school organized the event and rented space from the MAS Philadelphia group. The school fired the person in charge of the program, and MAS itself adopted measures to make sure that groups renting its property will never again be able to host such an event. â€œMASâ€™ deep commitment to values of peace, justice, freedom and sanctity of life are clear,â€? the national group said. â€œAs a faith-based organization committed to building a just and virtuous society, we stand strong in our condemnation of hate and violence anywhere, even in the lyrics of a song.â€? The website article from the Leader also alluded to a Wisconsin camp that hosted a Chicago Muslim group in 2003. The article implied that this camp was Luther Point. Campeau said Luther Point has never rented space to the Muslim American Society, Chicago. â€œThe Chicago Tribune article written in 2004 and used as a source for the article written by Eddie Emerson for the Inter-County Leader does not site Luther Point as the location,â€? Campeau said. â€œEddie Emerson implies this is the case, but there are no facts supporting this.â€? The Muslim American Society of Minnesota denounces radicalization of all forms, said Imam Asad Zaman, the groupâ€™s executive director. He said no member of his organization has ever been radicalized. Zaman said, â€œthe mere act of teaching Islamâ€? fights against radicalization. Islam simply does not allow it, and MAS makes that clear in its education programs. Zaman, who gave the opening prayer for the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature, said the society and its member mosques put a lot of energy into com-
batting white nationalism. â€œThe best way for people to understand each other is to interact with each other,â€? he said. The group seeks to build understanding so that people donâ€™t â€œotherizeâ€? Muslims. Zaman said his members love Luther Point because the staff is very friendly and the camp has so many activities to enjoy. He said the society has held the Tarbiya and Activism camp twice before at Luther Point in 2014 and 2015. Tarbiya is the Arabic word for â€œeducation,â€? and the Activism portion of the title refers to being physically active through sports, spiritually active in their faith and socially active as citizens in our democracy. â€œI donâ€™t know why when Muslims do mundane things, they become a big deal,â€? he said. The camp consists of morning exercise, lectures, meals and prayer. Zaman said the family camp is very laidback and relaxing. The youth camp is much more rigorous, with a lot of exercise, hiking and climbing the ropes course. Though Zaman has never been to a Lutheran youth camp, he said he doesnâ€™t think it would be much different. The goal is the same. â€œWe want them to be rejuvenated in their spirituality after five days of camp,â€? he said. The upcoming retreat is intended for young people ages 18 to 28. He said people in this age group tend to need more grounding in their faith. Campeau and Hermann, Luther Pointâ€™s executives, wrote that â€œby welcoming our Muslim brothers and sisters to rent the facilities at Luther Point Bible Camp, we are living (Jesusâ€™) commandment to love one another.â€? SEE LUTHER POINT, PAGE 19
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Boating issues within the county and an update on Devils Lake KAYLA CASEY, SENTINEL STAFF
At the Natural Resources Committee meeting on August 8, Greg Chafer was there to speak about some boating issues in the county and Jake Nichols was there to give the committee an update on the Devilâ€™s Lake Project. Chafer, the new sheriffâ€™s office recreational officer, stated the DNR is having an issue on Birch Island with people not decontaminating their boats. They have 30 letters to send out giving specific boaters a warning and that if they commit the same offense of not decontaminating their boat again, they will receive a citation. The people that are not decontaminating their boats are mostly residents. Chafer recommends that a mixture of 2 Tbsp of bleach per gallon of water is the best solution for decontaminating your boats. The solution will not ruin the gel coats on the boats. It is best to create the mixture in front of the boat monitors at
the landings. â€œAs long as the boat monitors see them mix it and spray it, thatâ€™s just as good as using ours.â€? Another issue they have been having with boaters is powerboating. Chafer said he would like to see a county ordinance passed for powerboating. â€œIâ€™ll be honest, a lot of other counties have it. Itâ€™s going to save money.â€? The Natural Resources Committee agreed that it is something that should definitely be brought up and passed in the future. Nichols, the Burnett County Forest Administrator, spoke about the Devils Lake project. Last month CBS Squared had come up with an estimate for the Devils Lake project. They created two different estimates. One estimate had the option to build the new wall fully of sheet pile while the other estimate had the option to build the wall with both sheet pile and rip rap. Both estimates include a new vault
restroom, new asphalt, beam guard, a pedestrian ramp down to the beach, a new boat ramp and boat ramp prep. The full sheet pile wall estimate was $474,060 while the sheet pile/rip rap estimate was $302,241.60. Nichols said that their number one priority is to take care of the wall first and foremost- he does not think that the wall will hold out for another year. He said that he believes fully sheet piling the wall will last the longest versus using rip rap on a portion of the wall. They will be writing a 50 percent cost sharing grant to Stewardship, no matter which option the committee chooses to go with, and that is due May 1, so they have a little more time to figure out exactly what they want to do with the project. He said at a bare minimal, they should be doing a full sheet pile wall with new asphalt because thatâ€™s their main problem. As for the bathroom, they do have a little money left over to do some little repairs that are needed before the end of
Wald sworn in, board discusses smoking room JONATHAN RICHIE SENTINEL EDITOR
GRANTSBURGâ€“â€“Dan Wald was sworn in as the new Chief of Police of Grantsburg Monday night. Village officials discussed a number of topics including enforcing smoking room rules. Wald was promoted from officer earlier this month after former Chief Jeff Schinzing announced his retirement. He came to the meeting with information regarding rules for smoking rooms. Last month, village president Mike Longhenry said he had received numerous complaints about the smoking room and people drinking on the sidewalk. The smoking room in question was a new addition to Dennyâ€™s Downtown Lanes. Dennis McKenzie told the village board in July he had not intended on breaking the law when opening up the new smoking room. The board brought up that Dennyâ€™s now has a sign outside another entrance stating it is the main entrance. Longhenry said the sign is too small and can barely be read. Village trustee Russ Stone described the room as, â€œthem thumbing their nose at the law.â€? Wald explained that individuals can be fined for smoking inside and there is a potential fine of $100 a day. The next step for the village will be Wald speaking with McKenzie about his intentions with the smoking room.
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Chief of Police Dan Wald was sworn into his new position Monday evening by village clerk/treasurer Sheila Meyer.
meeting. He gave the board an update on this yearâ€™s Watercross event and started planning for next yearâ€™s event. â€œAttendance was down about 35% and thatâ€™s due to weather,â€? Quimby said. He continued to explain he still expects to expand the event next year to include more music. â€œThe racing crowd is getting smaller and we want to get more of a music festival crowd to show up that weekend,â€? Quimby said. Next yearâ€™s Watercross will take place July 17-19.
In other items: The board approved plans for Hummerâ€™s Rendezvous to update the facade of their building.
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Update on Grantsburg High School Gymnasium During the Grantsburg School Board meeting on Monday night, the board was given an update on the gymnasium floor in the High School. The new high school principal, Matt Haase, explained that the project is well underway. The bleachers have been put up and they are going to be working on the sanding very soon. Haase said that the goal is to have the gym done by the first home volleyball game, but there was no way it will be done in time for volleyball to begin practicing. Volleyball will have to start their practices in the middle school gym. Joshua Watt, new superintendent, said that everyone just needs to hope for low humidity so that the varnish dries quickly because it can take a week for it to cure after it is applied. â€œThey have really been chipping away at the project and its been great.â€? He went on to say that he was impressed with how accurate the crew has been following their drawings and designs that they showed to the board earlier this year. Although the construction crew has been really chipping away at the project, the project as a whole is nearly three weeks behind schedule. Watt said that the project is going to be pushing right up into the volleyball tournament, but that he hopes it will be completed. He has a plan B in works, just in case, but he says, â€œI think weâ€™re still in good shape.â€? The board was a little concerned about how far behind the project is, but board member Christine Erickson stated that she rather have the project done right versus hurrying up to get the gym finished by a deadline. IN OTHER ITEMS: Four new welding hoods have been installed in the high schoolâ€™s welding room which adds safety for the students and teachers in the tech ed classrooms. More security cameras are being placed around the school for added security and safety. These cameras give improved views of the entrances.
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Local Potter to Challenge World Record at Clay Day Event in Spooner, Wisconsin HARRIET RICE
Since ancient times, humans have had a close association with clay. From use as a building material for the pyramids, as pottery for storing water, oil and wine to treating digestive ailments and a plethora of industrial uses, clay was, and is, a key ingredient in the material world we live in. So we in the 21st century can appreciate clay and the potter’s art, Wisconsin’s Northwest Heritage Passage, a Spooner, Wisconsin-based non-profit organization that operates the Arts in Hand gallery, is stagiing “Clay Day – Potters in the Park,” a community event on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Spooner.
POTTERY ARTISTS WILL DEMO AND TEACH “Our goal for this event is to celebrate the art of pottery and promote pottery artists,” said Sandy Mackie, a member of the event planning committee. She added, “Part of our organization’s mission is to educate and connect the public to the creative economy in northwest Wisconsin.” The event consists of demonstrations, “make and take” activities and a potter’s contest to break a Guiness world record. Booths will be set up in Centennial Park at the corner of Walnut and River Streets in downtown Spooner. Area potters will demonstrate their work with clay by sculpting, decorating, throwing
and pinching pots. [“Throwing” pots is the term used when potters create pieces from a lump of clay positioned on a flat round base with a pedestal called a “wheel” that rotates fast either by pressing a foot pedal or using electricity. Several potters will take turns teaching on site, including Patti Fox, Emy Current, Rosemay Hultman, Mike Rigg, and Mary Kay Latzka . Each one-hour session will start with a 15-20-minute presentation followed by 30-40 minutes during which the professional potter will work with visitors who are invited to create a pottery piece of their own to take home. There will be a special children’s area for youngsters to create a piece of pottery. MEAUX TO CHALLENGE WORLD RECORD The highlight of the day is the contest at 1:30 p.m. by local potter Richard Meaux, who will attempt to break the Guiness Book of World Records for the most pots thrown in an hour. The current record of 193 pots is held by Jim Calhoun of Phoenix, Arizona, set in March 2018. Meaux is already practicing in his Spooner studio. “What I figured is, I have to [throw] a pot every 15 seconds,” he said. Meaux teaches art at a Northwest Wisconsin high school. He and his artist wife, Mary Kay Latzka, like to share their art with people. “We were
thinking of a way to draw attention to a hand-craft. I was going to do [the world record challenge] on my own last year, but I decided it was a way bigger project than I realized,” said Meaux, who’s been throwing pots for 45 years. GUINESS REQUIRES STRICT GUIDELINES Taking on a world record with the Guiness organization is quite a process. Meaux explained, “They want you to make sure it’s done out in public, that it’s video recorded – it’s going to take a lot of people to be involved. When the Clay Day idea came up, I volunteered to pitch in and help. Then [the planning committee] wanted something as a culmination of Clay Day to make it more interesting, so I said ‘Why don’t we do the World Record?’.” Meaux will use an electric wheel. Each piece of clay he uses must weigh 21 ounces. Volunteers will prepare and stack the clay in advance, lining them up on boards next to Meax’s wheel. Judges will watch to ensure each pot is complete and meets Guiness size criteria. Judging the Guiness contest are the Hon. Eugene D. Harrington, Washburn County Circuit Court, the Hon. J. Michael Bitney, Barron County Circuit Court, and Art Ganett, Purple Plum Pottery, Pepin, Wis. “We are really excited to bring this event to our community,” said Mackie.
Local Spooner artist, Richard Meaux, will attempt to break the current Guiness Book of World Records for the number of pots thrown in an hour at Clay Day event on August 17.
The program is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Admission to Clay Day events is free and open to the public. For additional details, visit artsinhand.com, email artsinhand@ centurytel.net, or call 715.635.9303.
Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday on August 9 For 75 years, Smokey Bear has been protecting our forests and getting the word out about wildfire prevention. In honor of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday on August 9, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating the nation’s favorite bear. You can help the beloved fire prevention icon Smokey Bear celebrate his 75th birthday at the Wisconsin State Fair this Friday. Enjoy family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Smokey appearances for a special birthday ceremony throughout the day. Don’t miss the fun activities and a chance to earn a Smokey birthday gift bag. “Smokey Bear ranks right up there behind Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse,” says Catherine Koele, DNR wildfire prevention specialist. “Many of us remember Smokey from our childhoods. We’d see him in parades, on posters, in magazines or occasionally in TV commercials.If we were lucky enough, maybe he’d stop by the classroom and teach us about fire safety.” The DNR is once again in the north building at Exploratory Park located on the south side of Main Street across from the Original Cream Puff Pavilion. If you can’t make it for his birthday, you are never too old to visit Smokey’s Schoolhouse throughout State Fair and learn about how to prevent wildfires. If you can’t get to the Fairgrounds, watch Smokey show off his dancing skills on the steps of the Capitol in a F.I.R.E video with Wisconsin firefighters as they sing happy birthday to the YMCA tune from the Village People. To honor and observe this historic event, Gov. Tony Evers named August 9, 2019 ‘Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday’ with an official Governor Proclamation recogniz-
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Frederic History – RETOLD! FREDERIC–– Interested in Frederic’s history? Learn more! The Frederic Library and the Frederic Area Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on Frederic’s history, Monday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Frederic Public Library. Our speaker, Don McClure, will highlight some of Frederic’s history and introduce attendees to his efforts to capture, preserve, and share it on Facebook. He has shared over 1,200 annotated photos, ~200 articles, and ~200 obituaries. His “Frederic Wisconsin Early Years” group currently has over 1200 members who share an interest in Frederic’s history. For those who like detail, the articles and photos are well-researched. To make them even more interesting, he encourages members to share their personal connections and recollections. This has created a welcoming and fun way to reconnect or stay connected to Frederic. What members say: “Wonderful memories for so many people;” “Articles/photos involving my family’s life;” “I have been reunited with many of those that I went to high school.” Gary King, editor of the Inter-County Leader, wrote: “Local historian, Don McClure, has amassed the most knowledge about the history of Frederic … well, in the history of Frederic.” Come join the fun! You’ll also meet Don, an engaging speaker, and learn about how he got into his Frederic history adventure. Refreshments will be provided.
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Diphtheria in Burnett County Burnett County History KAYLA CASEY, NEWS@BURNETTCOUNTYSENTINEL.COM
The Black Plague was a widespread epidemic that wiped out most of Europe, killing 25 million people. Burnett County experienced its own black plague in the early 1900s. This plague was diphtheria. Diphtheria hit Wisconsin in the 1880s and 90s. By 1891, Wisconsin hit its peak with the disease with over 3,600 cases being reported from Wisconsin to the State Board of Health. Of those 3,600 reported cases, more than 900 deaths occurred giving a mortality rate for the disease of 25 percent. Burnett County was hit the hardest with diphtheria in approximately the year 1902. One particular family was hit the hardest- the family of Peter and Catherine Peterson. On Dec. 15, 1902, their nine-year-old daughter, Minnie, had a very mild sore throat. Over the next few days her symptoms worsened. She developed thick greyish splotches in her throat that was obstructing her airway. They called in a child specialist from Grantsburg, Dr. Johnson. However, there was not much the doctor could do at the time. On Dec. 20, Minnie passed away of what they called malignant black diphtheria. No more than two days later, the Peterson’s two sons and other daughter, Arthur age 13, Joseph age six and Mabel age three, complained that they were not feeling very well. Within the next few days, all three children also developed thick gray splotches in their throats, cutting off their airways. On Dec. 28, Joseph passed away. Dec. 29, Mabel passed away and Jan. 1, Arthur passed away. In only two weeks, the Petersons had lost four of their beloved children. Another family- the family of Ida Daniel and Johanna Johnson- was hit hard as well. In less than a month they had lost two of their children as well. Ida, their three-year-old daughter and Conrad, their nine-yearold son. One method that Burnett County and Wisconsin was using to try and contain the viral disease was quarantine. Everybody was very concerned with how contagious diphtheria was, and if any family had a sick family member, they did not want any of the family members to leave their household, sick or not. They were not even allowed to leave their homes for public funerals. It is not known what the origin of diphtheria was, but it was very contagious. The virus could be spread by contagious contact and unsanitary conditions. Because the details of the disease were sketchy from the newspapers back then, it is not exactly known how many total deaths there were from diphtheria in the county.
A diphtheria quarantine poster that may have been placed on homes struck by the disease in the late 1800s.
A poster warning truck drivers about possible homes with diphtheria and other diseases and the importance of reporting the infected homes on their routes.
The information in this article was received from the Journey Through Time: Celebrating 150 Years of Life in Burnett County newspaper.
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if you need a place to cool off on these hot days, come and join us. The farmers market is open every Saturday. Stop in and check it out. We are going to have another evening meal in August. It will be held on the third Wednesday of the month which happens to be Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. Call 715-349-7810 and leave a message to reserve your spot. The menu will be baked chicken, corn on the cob, green salad and pudding. We do rent our place for meetings and other events. We have decided that the security deposit will be changed from $50 to $60. Check the Voice for things to do using the van. Also, if you come up with your own ideas to use the van, call and see if it is available. The ADRC Senior picnic will be Aug. 22 at Bering Park on Highway
35 in Milltown. If you need a ride, please call 715-349-7810. Barb Geske was hot on Wii bowling. She was able to pick up several splits including the 6 – 7-10. She had some very high games. Rebecca Boucher was the dollar bingo winner. I think she got $21. The 500 winners were Dave Peterson, Barb Geske, Jim Anderson, Dwaine Bentley and Marge Traun. Sue Newberger and John LaFond shared the 9 bid. The Spade winners were Sue Christensen, Steve Wenthe, Marie Bentleyl and Mary Sicard. Shirley Doriott got the 9 bid. DATES TO REMEMBER Aug. 14 – Potluck 11:30 Aug. 22 - ADRC picnic Milltown Park Aug. 22 – Senior Meeting 9:30 Aug. 26 - Siren School Starts
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Well National Night Out was again a big success! Even celebrating, Smokey the Bear’s Birthday too! Thank you! Firemen, Police, Burnett Medical, Burnett Dairy, EMS, and DNR volunteers and so many more were there too! Have you had an opportunity to sample fresh garden veggies? The gardens are producing and we’re now getting to sample the many veggies. We say thanks to the friends who have brought in their extras. Friends helped Gene Gronlund celebrate his 94th Birthday on Friday with homemade carrot cake made by his daughter Janet. What a treat! Just for Fun: Summer brings on river trips. Wisconsin has 7,446 streams and rivers. End to end they’d stretch 26,767 miles. That’s more than enough to circle the globe at the equator. Wisconsin’s Door County has five state parks and 250 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. These figures represent more than any other county in the country. We offer Wi-Fi, coffee and goodies, and check out the book nook. Questions on meal reservations, hall rentals, or other requests, call the center at 715-463-2940 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seventeen came to play dime bingo on Wednesday. Millie Hopkins was the winner of the big pot. We play every Wednesday, come join the fun. Pool and dominoes play every Thursday, always room for more. Don’t forget lunch is served every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Stop in and pick up a menu and sign up for your favorite. Pot Luck and Horse Race was a success as usual. We play the second Saturday of the month. Set up is at 11:30 and lunch at noon followed by Horse Race. We do have a lot of fun and it can get rather noisy with everyone pulling for their horse. The next monthly meeting will be at 12:30 Tuesday, Aug. 20. Please plan to attend. We can always use new ideas and suggestions. Put a reminder on your calendar, Wii bowling will start the first week in September. More info to follow. If there are activities you would like to have at the center, let us know and we will try to get them in. It looked like Gandy Dancer Days were a success. There were a lot of people around and for once the weather cooperated. Remember: Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. Try one at least twice a day. See you at the center.
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It has been brought to my attention that there is a rumor going around that the Siren Senior Center is closed. This is not true – we are open with several activities going on. The meals for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are being prepared in Webster and brought to Siren. You can call the center and order your meal to be delivered to Siren. Other activities for the Center are Wii bowling, Tuesday at nine, exercise Wednesday 9:30, 500 cards at one on Wednesday, spade cards Friday at one. We have a potluck on the second Wednesday at 11:30, and evening meal on the third Wednesday of the month at five. Our center hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Come in and have coffee with us. Our center is air-conditioned so
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HSBC is committed to finding loving fur-ever homes for all of its homeless residents! This weekâ€™s Wag highlights a couple of special programs designed to help find people for pets. First up: sponsored pets. Generous benefactors G have agreed to pay the h adoption fees to get these a p pets home sooner. To a adopt one of the sponsored c cats, all you need is an a approved application! Prev viously featured Fawna a and Grace are sponsored, a as well as the following ttwo awesome cats. Cleopatra Elegant Cleopatra came in as a pregnant mom but is now ready to move on to her best life. This ninepound, brown-and-white shorthair has light green eyes and a cute splotch on her nose. Cleopatra is two years old, is good with other cats and children, and is an easygoing, mellow lady. Boone, a six-month-old, black, medium-haired boy, is a well-rounded guy! He enjoys both exploration and relaxation. Boone also gets along well with kids and other cats, playing with toys or soaking up attention. Heâ€™s a slim eight or nine pounds and would make a great addition to a home. Sponsoring is a great way to help HSBCâ€™s pets find homes if you canâ€™t take them home yourself! If youâ€™d like to sponsor an animal, contact HSBC for more information. Our second special Boone celebrates the dog days of summer and puppy breath! HSBC has been partnering with a rescue in Texas to find homes for dogs, and last week they received Generous eight adorable Heeler mix benefactors have pups! If youâ€™d like a puppy, agreed to pay the complete HSBCâ€™s pre-adopadoption fees to tion application and return it by Aug. 20. HSBC will get these pets notify potential adopters by home sooner. Aug. 22 and hold a Puppy Palooza event at 1 p.m., To adopt one of Saturday, Aug. 24 that the sponsored includes a meet-and-greet cats, all you need and a random drawing for picking order. Adopters is an approved should be prepared to take any of these fun little guys, application! but there isnâ€™t a bad puppy in the bunch. For photos of the pups and the other dogs that made the trip north, check the HSBC website or Facebook page. HSBC informationâ€”7410 County Road D, Webster, WI 54873. Telephone: 715-349-2368. Email email@example.com. Website: www.hsburnettcty. org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/humanesocietyburnettcounty. Public hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12 -5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Peggy Schilling Animal Adoption & Education Centerâ€”Facebook: www.facebook.com/ peggyschillingadoptioncenter.
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Hello friends, This is the 9th year in a row that I have had something to do with running baits for black bear in Zone C in the northern Juneau, Wood, and Jackson Counties area. To properly describe the scouting and long-term action of running of 6-9 bear baits is, expensive, time consuming, exhausting, frustrating, challenging, you donate lots of blood to mosquitoâ€™s, deer flies and ticks, and most importantly incredibly rewarding. This year my life long buddy Doug Cibulka and I have are working together with the biggest challenge being getting the bear in our area to hit the baits in the day time and not after dark. Sunday, July 20 High 85, low 56 Last night Doug and I had a late-night strategy session by a campfire and today we put about 70-miles on my truck, and several on our legs as we explored and thought about old baits and new ones. This part of Wisconsin has lots of bear, but the problem is that they hit the bait after dark. Something that I have been writing about for three years and we realized again today is how much the water table is going up in this part of the world due to lots of rain and snow. Three of the gravel roads that I generally drive on are no longer open and it is very interesting to see how nature is taking back what was always hers.
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Sunday, July 21 High 92, low 63 I put out four baits today under what was at first hot and humid conditions and ended up being two-inches of rain. On two of the occasions, I manhandled massive stumps which I could barely get in a wheel barrel, then broke the wheel barrel, and then rolled it a half a mile. Why do I use stumps? The law is that you have to use a natural container for your bait, which in our case is granola that comes in a 55-gallon drum. Yesterday I purchased three drums for $200. I cover each stump top and bottom with about a three-inchthick piece of a log that is generally about the size of a pizza. I then put the heaviest logs that I can handle on top of the stump and cover it. This covering process helps keep out ravens, raccoon, squirrels, fisher, porcupine, wolf and just as importantly, rain. If you do not cover your bait, there will be no bait when a bear comes to it. If your bait is moldy due to moisture a bear will not return. I put a trail camera about ten-feet away from the bait and the pictures can be incredible. One of the logs I dragged over to a stump today was so heavy that I gave myself my 3rd black eye of the year due to the pressure I put on my face moving it. Tuesday, August 5 High 87, low 53 Doug and I have six baits out and five of them are getting hit. Up to today I have not had a daytime pic-
ture. We do have at least two bears in the 400-pound range. A picture of a mother bobcat and her baby, several wolf pictures, a few porcupines and dozens of raccoons. Today I was checking all the baits and it can be brutally physical due to carrying heavy loads long distances in very hot conditions while being consumed by deer flies and mosquitoes. I have some new baits which are long hikes and one of them is a hotty. It has been hit every time since I put it out. Two nights ago, just before another storm (we had six inches of rain in five days) Doug and I put a camera on it and today there was a picture of a bear that may be in the 500-pound range. Of course, it was in the dark, but hopefully that will change. At another bait, the one where I moved the stump and broke the wheel barrel, we had our first daytime picture of the year which was a good 350-pound bruin and it was about 45-minutes before dark. So far, I have seen at least ten different bears in pictures but so far, no sows with cubs. Some people think that baiting bear is unfair. Two years ago, I sat 19-nights and never saw a bear. Five years ago, I sat 19 nights and never saw a bear. So far in my life I have harvested 7 black bear and I can honestly say that my big thrill is helping other hunters get their first bear and running baits. Blood, sweat, and broke, thatâ€™s bear baiting! Sunset.
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GRACE BAPTIST: Church celebrates anniversary with over 200 members CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The milestone was marked by two services, Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Saturday nights service included prayer, singing hymns, sharing memories, recognizing missionary work of the church, weddings celebrated at the church, former pastors and an extensive video outlining the history of the church. Prior to the service on Saturday members of the congregation met to share a meal across the street from the church, then the group made their way to the church, which broke ground in 1969. That building was full of photos and other historical artifacts dating back to the mid-1800s in Sweden. HISTORY OF GRACE BAPTIST The beginnings of Grace Baptist date back to 1868 in Munktorp, Sweden when Gustaf Larson, Lars Anderson, Gustaf E. Erickson and Gustaf Anderson and their wives got on a train and traveled to Göteborg going through Köping. From Göteborg they took a boat to England and eventually ended up in Liverpool. The group sailed across the Atlantic Ocean arriving in Quebec in October of 1869 and then took a train to Chicago. Next the men walked, yes walked, over 800 miles to Burnett County arriving in February 1869. That spring the wives arrived by train. Some of the historical artifacts at the church last weekend included a trunk brought over on the trip that the itinerary was inscribed on. In that trunk was a Swedish communion set, offering baskets and a Swedish bible dating back another 100 years to 1769. By June of 1869 the group organized themselves in the Canute Anderson School house. From there, the Wood River Baptist Swedish Baptist Church was incorporated in August 1869. The church was completed by Christmas of 1870 at the intersection of Highway 70 and Williams Road. The church was later moved one mile north. A few years later in 1884 the First Swedish Baptist Church was organized and in 1887 their church was built on W. Wisconsin Avenue. Both congregations worked together, including mission work. As they did more mission work over the years both churches dropped the name Swedish. Although both congregations continued to pass down the Swedish customs and cuisines. Then in 1963 church boards from Wood River and First Baptist Churches met to discuss the possibility of merging the two congregations under the leadership of Rev. Gordon Johnson. Later that year both congregations voted in favor of the merger. The next year the combined churches met and incorporated under the name
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The trunk that the church's founders brought from Sweden. On the trunk there is the travel itinerary showing the trip from Sweden to Burnett County. Visit burnettcountysentinel.com for more photos from the anniversary.
Members of the congregation shared memories about their time at Grace Baptist Church. “I look back with fond memories of the church at it’s congregation,” Russ Baustian said.
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Grace Baptist was full of displays of old photos from the history of the church.
Grace Baptist church and planned on building a church in the Village of Grantsburg. The groundbreaking was held in 1968 and the first services were held June 15, 1969. SATURDAY SERVICE A video played outlining the history of Grace Baptist that highlighted every pastor from both churches up until Pastors Brad Moore and George Selbher who lead the congregation today. The video also included short video clips from 1969 of members of the congregation entering and leaving the church after the final service. As the video continued there were more reaction from the congregation in attendance. Funny photos were followed by loud laughter. Other photos from the past got big reactions as well. Many people were wrapped up in the nostalgia of the video. After the video, microphones were passed around sanctuary for people to share memories from Grace Baptist. Those included stories of people connecting with God and continuing their education at Bethel University and becoming pastors. Other people remembered the youth pastor that was at the church when they were in their teenage years. One woman said that Grace Baptist was a great place for her during her childhood because of the hard times she had struggled with in school. Another woman did mission
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An old carriage was parked outside Grace Baptist Church for display on Sunday during their service. It had Swedish ﬂags on it as the both churches from Trade Lake and Wood River were founded by people from Sweden.
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Pastor Delmer Dahl is 91 years old and he sent in a video message for the anniversary celebration.
work in Ethiopia and years later she returned. When she arrived she was met by a man who told her, “I waited 25 years to thank you.” He then recited John 3:16 Then they had all the members in attendance. The service continued with Paul and Yvonne Bergman who read letters from former pastors who were unable to attend the anniversary service. Then Russ Erickson introduced a video sent in by former Grace Baptist Pastor Delmar Dahl. Pastor Brad Moore led the congregation in a closing pray. The evening concluded with deserts being served in the basement of the church. PROGRAMS Grace Baptist has sponsored many programs over years and many of those were outlined in a historical packet produced by the church for the 150th
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A Swedish bible from 1769 and offering baskets.
Anniversary. Those programs included Friendship builders or Young Marrieds, a class for young couples and newlyweds, Graceful Seniors, a group organized in the 1970s who met monthly for potlucks or for coffee and treats, Feed My Sheep and Clothe My Sheep, the ministry started their own food distribution and warm clothes were donated to the church. They held their first Mortgage burning in 1976, “it was a service in which we praised God for His Faithfulness to His people serving him.” GMG (Girls Meeting God) was brought up a number of times. It was for girls from third grade to eighth grade held on Wednesday nights. The girls did Bible memorization and had Bible lessons led by
the ladies of the church. There was a similar program for boys called Boys Brigade. The church sponsored countless other programs all rooted in serving Christ, spreading the word and helping the community. One of the most prominent programs is the Grace Nursery School which was started in 1974 by Othelia Tyberg and continues today. The video including the verse, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” - Romans 10:14-15.
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National Night Out brings community together Grantsburg
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Many community members came together to celebrate National Night Out at the Grantsburg Fire Hall.
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The plastic ﬁreman hats were a big hit with the kids at National Night Out.
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Falun Church League Tournament outcome The Falun Church League continued their tournament on Aug. 8 with two games. Calvary Covenant played Trade Lake/River and beat them with a score of 22-11. Webster/ Nazarene then played New Hope/Living Hope and managed to get a win with a score of 7-3. The games continued into Friday with Crosswalk falling to Falun/Grace Baptist with a score of 12-2. Trade Lake/River gained a win over Siren Bethany with a score of 22-17. New Hope/Living Hope skimmed a win against Falun Lutheran with a final score of 18-17. Saturday was the last day of the tournament with 5 games taking place. Webster/Nazarene played Calvary Covenant with Calvary knocking them out of the running with a close score of 12-11. Trade Lake/ River took a win against New Hope/Living Hope knocking
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Calvary Covenant Church were the champions of the Falun Church League Softball Tournament. Back L to R: Lee Roberts, Chris Olson, David Roberts, Kyle Roberts, Damon Roberts, Duane Roberts, Dawson Roberts, Mark Tyberg. Front: Dana Schultz, Wendy Roberts, Susan Roberts, Alyssa Taylor, Dylan Roberts and Daniel Roberts.
them out of the tournament with a score of 14-10. Trade
Lake/River moved on to play Webster/Nazarene and took an-
other win with a score of 14-11. For the last two games on
Saturday, both of them were Turtle Lake/River against Cavalry Covenant. Because it was a double elimination tournament and neither had lost yet, they needed to play each other twice. Trade Lake/ River took the first game, beating Calvary with a score of 9-3. Then it was the championship game. Cavalry was able to come back from their loss and win the championship for the third year in a row with a final score of 18-4. The final standings for the Falun Church League Season: Calvary Covenant 8-1 Webster/Nazarene 7-2 New Hope/Living Hope 6-3 Falun/Grace Baptist 6-3 Trade Lake/River 5-4 W. Sweden/Zion Lutheran 5-4 Siren Bethany 4-5 Faith Lutheran 2-7 Crosswalk 1-8 Adventure 1-8
Webster football team starts their preseason workouts
Photos by Eugene Sikorski As summer begins to wind down, schools are getting their football teams ready for the upcoming season. The Webster Tigers came together to begin their football season with practice on August 6. They worked on agility training and blocking drills in the warm weather. Then even went into the classroom to discuss different strategies. Their ďŹ rst game is at home against Owen-Withee on August 30 at 7 p.m.
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It was treasure hunt scramble when kids dug through the Sawdust Pile at Gandy Dance Days to ﬁnd coins, candy, toys and tokens for ice cream gift certiﬁcates.
Bill Berglund watches as his partner John Listerud smacks the ball across the table at the open play session held on Friday at the Webster Community Center.
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There was a Veterans Museum set up near the Fairgrounds. it featured newspaper clippings about local veterans and military uniforms as well as letters and photos from soldiers.
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Kids had great fun throwing bean bags to douse their friends with a bucket of water at the Dunk Chair, a new activity at this year’s event.
A major draw for the kids every year is the bike ‘roadeo.’ Kids of all ages line up and ride through a course using hand signals as directed by Webster PD officers. Sometimes the younger kids need some extra coaching.
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Saturday morning kicked off with the annual Webster Education Foundation 5k. The overall male winner was Erland Olson (17:31) and Carrie Myers (22:58) was the top female ﬁnisher.
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Elizabeth “Ellie” Cara A Albrecht passed peacefully iinto God’s hands on Aug. 44, 2019 after a courageous b battle against cancer. Ellie lived. 36 memorable y years… 13,177 travel-filled d days… 316,248 hours of llove, lessons and laughter… 118,974,880 precious minutes tthat made a lifetime of imp pact. She was born on June 228, 1983 and welcomed into the arms of her loving parents, Charlie and Shirley Albrecht. Ellie grew up in Northwestern Wisconsin, destined from early on to be a proud cheese-head and avid Packer-backer. She attended elementary school and high school in Webster and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business and accounting at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. During college Ellie worked as a health information specialist at Vibrant Health Family Clinics. After graduation she spread her wings and moved to Las Vegas, where she worked as a project accountant, made many new friends, and found plenty of adventures. Ellie traded the desert for the garden, relocating to New Jersey and working as a controller for Zoku, LLC. She found her way back home to Wisconsin in 2015, living in Siren and finally Hudson, and working as a controller at Midwest Fiber Solutions in New Richmond. Ellie laughed. Often. She found joy in simple pleasures and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and doting on her sweet pups, Cali, Reese and Bella. Anyone who followed Ellie’s snaps and posts knew she loved to travel (especially to attend a Packers game), shop, eat ice-cream, photograph sunsets and in general “find the fun” in life. The sparkle in her eyes grew extra bright when she felt mischievous… many of us know that sparkle well. Ellie’s smile was infectious and her heart was full of compassion, hope and love. Though her life with us here has ended far too soon, we seek comfort in knowing that her beautiful light will shine for eternity. Ellie loved, and was loved deeply in return. She is survived by her parents, Shirley and Charlie; her partner, Jeremy Parker, his daughter, Lauren and their fur baby, Bella; her sister, Pam (brother-in-law Bryan, niece Emma, and nephew, Nate); and her sister, Kim (brother-in-law, James and niece, Brooke). Ellie’s extended family includes her birth parents, Cara and Mark; her birth siblings, Cameron (daughter, Haley, son, Steven), Lauren (daughter, Nora) and Nick; her birth grandfather, Bud; her birth aunts, Becky, Elizabeth “Lisa” and Barb, as well as many additional aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her birth grandmother, Barb and cousins, Stevie and Rachel. Charlie, Shirley and Jeremy are profoundly grateful for the many family members, friends, and the Mayo Hospital Staff in Rochester, Minn., who not only cared for Ellie, but also showed incredible kindness and support to her family while they were by her side. The family also wishes to extend a special thank you to Ellie’s Oncologist Dr. Matthew Block. A visitation for Ellie was held Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. A Funeral Service was held Monday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. (visitation from 10-11) at Bethany Lutheran Church in Siren. In lieu of flowers, Ellie’s family requests donations in her memory be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation – www.melanoma.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor. com.
Mary Beth Amundson, 60, o of Webb Lake, formerly of C Cottage Grove, Minn. and M Mondovi passed away Aug. 44, 2019. Mary was born M March 14, 1959 in Mondovi tto Dean and Doris (Webb) A Amundson. When she was 110 years old, the family m moved to Cottage Grove, M Minn. Mary graduated ffrom Park Senior High S School and continued her education with barber school. She worked as a barber until bouts of cancer and heart disease forced her into early retirement. She moved to Webb Lake where she met the love of her life, husband of 29 years, Barney. She enjoyed needle point, crocheting and jewelry making. She loved being surrounded with nature and wildlife. She was a caring wife and mother. Preceded in death by father Dean Amundson and brother-in-law Clinton Muskopf. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her mother Doris Amundson; husband Barney Robinson; son Kenneth (Cathy) Amundson; grandchildren Grace Amundson and Kenny Amundson Jr; sisters Deborah Muskopf and Jennifer Webb; brother Michael Amundson. A memorial visitation will be held at the Cameron Senior Center at 914 W Main St. Cameron, WI 54822 from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2019
Jean Erickson Forsberg, fformerly of Siren, passed a away Aug. 4, 2019. Jean was b born Jan. 1, 1942 in Cooksv ville. She graduated from S Stoughton High School in 11960 and married Robert F Forsberg in 1967. Jean and B Bob lived on Lake Ripley in C Cambridge, Wisconsin for tthirty-eight years before rettiring to Siren in 2005 to be c closer to family, and finally to Heartland House Assisted Living in Wautoma in Jan. of 2018. Jean worked in retail for many years before taking a position at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson. She loved working at the library, traveling with friend, Mary Gates, fishing in Canada, golfing and dancing with Bob, and lake life with friends and neighbors on Lake Ripley. She loved flowers, birds, animals and nature of all kinds. She was devoted to family, especially her nephews and their families and was an important part of their lives. Jean was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Beth and Curt Johnson, and by her father, Lyell Erickson. She is survived by her husband, Robert Forsberg, her sister, Joyce (George) Benson of Fort Myers, FL and Siren; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Karen Forsberg of Hancock, and her nephews, Adam (Mollie) Benson, Ryan (Sarah) Benson and Joshua (Jenny) Benson; grandnephews and nieces, William and Henry Benson, Annabelle and Alex Benson, and Aubrey and Rowan Benson, and many, many friends. A memorial service will be held at the Siren Covenant Church, Siren, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m., followed by a gathering in the fellowship hall. For her southern Wisconsin friends, an interment of cremains and short graveside service will be held at the Cooksville Cemetery, Cooksville, Wisconsin on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at 11 a.m., followed by a gathering of family and friends at the Cooksville Farmhouse Inn. The Leikness Funeral Home of Wautoma is assisting the family with arrangements. wautomafuneralhome.com.
Curtis P. Johnson Curtis P. Johnson, age 82 of Cushing passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at his residence with his family around him. Curtis was born June 1, 1937 at the Grantsburg hospital to parents, Walter and Alvira (Martinson) Johnson. Curtis graduated from St. Croix Falls high school in 1955. Sept. 10, 1960 Curtis married Lynne Shoquist. Curtis and Lynne had a wonderful marriage and did everything together. They had a son, Danny Paul Johnson on Feb. 8, 1961 that was born prematurely and only lived eight hours. On Sept. 1, 1979 their daughter Teresa Marie Johnson was born. Teresa was Curtis’s world and best friend. They shared many adventures and fun times side by side. Hunting was Curtis’s life. Especially bear hunting with his dogs. He acquired many lifelong friendships bear hunting the past 35 years. Curtis will be remembered as a loving, giving man with a huge heart who was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, daughter and bear hunting family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alvira; infant son Danny Paul in 1961; and father-inlaw, Ted Shoquist. He is survived by his wife, Lynne; daughter, Teresa (David) Holmdahl of Cushing; brother, Richard (Donna) Johnson of Cushing; grandchildren, Justin and Allie Holmdahl; nephews, Ricky (Pam) Johnson, Curtis (Nancy) Johnson and Chris (Clarissa) Johnson; niece, Debbie (Wes) Adams; mother-in-law, Bonnie Shoquist of Siren; sisters-in-law, Gloria Johnson and Sally Nelson; brother-in-law, Rusty and Rita Shoquist; special granddaughter, Kayce Martinson; and his second daughter, Sherri Johnson and her family, Jim, Emma, Evan and Ella. A memorial will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Cushing with a visitation one hour before. Grandstrand Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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BURNETT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT Aug. 5 – Aug. 11 Total calls for service: Accident MV: 5 Alarm: 16 Animal complaint: 11 Arrest: 5 Assault: 1 Assist motorist: 2 Assist other agency: 7 Child custody: 9
Disturbance: 10 Domestic dispute: 3 Erratic driver: 8 Fire department: 5 Follow-up: 11 Juvenile matter: 4 Hang-up: 11 Harrassment: 3 Medical: 21 Miscellaneous: 40
Pursuit: 1 Theft: 8 Traffic stop: 17 Transport: 21 Test: 1 Suspicious activity: 9 Warrant: 3 Welfare check: 5
July 28 – Aug. 3
Warrants issued the week of Aug. 7
Total calls for service: 3 Accident: 1 Fraud: 1 Theft: 1
Jordan M. Decorah, 29; Leroy E. Dewitt, 41; Ritchie R. Gordon, 43; Taiylor L. Harmon, 22; James L. Harper, 54; Michael J. Huettl, 66; Tyler D. Jacobson, 29; Steven T. Lowe, 46;
Shannon L. Martin, 45; Coleton J. Mitthun, 26; Corey M. Mitthun, 45; Wendy L. Ortez, 56; Laverne D. Powers, 50; Calvin D. Riley, 28; Korie F. Schroeder, 26; Erasmo L. Shabaiash, 20; Colton L. Stuart, 18.
· Aug. 4, Sheldon Thayer, 25, Danbury, was issued an arrest warrant for failure to appear. · Aug. 4, Jerome McCain, 54, Webster, was issued a probation warrant for a probation violation. · Aug. 5, Scott Lahmann, 45, Siren, was arrested for disorderly conduct. · Aug. 5, Maurice Corbine, 42, Webster, was issued a probation warrant for probation violation. · Aug. 5, Aaron Alwine, 38, Shell Lake, was arrested for felony bail jumping. · Aug. 6, Jeremy Paulson, 36, Siren, was arrested for vehicle operator flee/elude officer, resisting or obstructing an officer, receiving stolen property and felony bail
jumping. · Aug. 6, Kerissa Morrin, Grantsburg, was arrested for resisting or obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. · Aug. 6, Amanda Deming, 39, Centuria, was issued an arrest warrant for contempt of court. · Aug. 7, Jamie Erichsen, 32, Siren, was arrested for theft and felony bail jumping. · Aug. 8, Shirley Evenson, 81, Siren, was arrested for disorderly conduct and domestic abuse. · Aug. 8, Bryan Belisle, 33, Webster, was issued a probation warrant for probation violation. · Aug. 8, Janeen Mosay, 50, Hertel, was arrested
for probation violation. · Aug. 9, Zachary Grandy, 18, Grantsburg, was issued an arrest warrant for failure to appear. · Aug. 9, Charlotte Houle, 45, Cloquet, Minn., was issued an arrest warrant for failure to appear. · Aug. 9, Calvin Garbow, 44, Sandstone, Minn., was issued an arrest warrant and a probation warrant for probation violation. · Aug. 9, David Shabaiash, 35, Webster, was issued an arrest warrant for failure to appear.
Fraud on gas station
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Reports from police and sheriff agencies are simply arrest reports. At press time, not charges have been filed.
· Mark N. Petry, 39, Cedar City, UT, charge was dismissed but read in.
· Mark N. Petry, 39, Cedar City, UT, charge was dismissed but read in.
Resisting or obstructing an officer
· Kevin L. Defoe, 29, Hinckley, Minn., plead no contest and was fined $240.
Issue worthless check · Pamela J. Flietner, 56, Webster, plead guilty and was fined $185.27.
Possession of THC · Terence K. Icard, 37, Grantsburg, plead guilty and was sentenced to 4 months in jail and was fined $518. · Mark N. Petry, 39, Cedar City, UT, charge was dismissed but read in.
· Terence K. Icard, 37,
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“We must start building bridges with our neighbors,” they said. “To understand one another is the first step in becoming friends and partners.” Bishop Laurie Skow-Anderson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, stands by Luther Point in its decision to rent space to the Muslim American Society. “Jesus teaches that the greatest commandment is to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves,” she said. The ELCA released the Inter-Religious Policy Statement. The document applauds Lutheran ministries, like the one at Luther Point, that participate in inter-religious activities and says the church needs to strive to do more. These efforts “build mutual understanding and advance the common good.’’ The ELCA document, which was drafted in 2017 and has been reviewed and worked on extensively since then, says Christians have a
significant relationship with Jews and Muslims since all three world religions find their roots in Abraham. Followers of Islam trace their faith back to Ishmael, Abraham’s son with his servant. “Given this kinship, Lutherans have a responsibility to overcome stereotypes and misunderstandings of Muslims and Jews and to seek fuller understanding and cooperation,” the document says. Luther Point held their annual quilt auction on Sunday. About 150 people of all ages attended the quilt auction. The crowd was larger this year than last, and the camp raised about $17,000 for its programs. Hermann, a Grantsburg native, said going forward she plans to organize a Meet Your Muslim Neighbor event “so we can keep the understanding flowing.” She recalled the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - “Darkness can’t drive out the darkness. Only light can.”
Young people sing and dance during a short worship service led by Luther Point’s counselors at the beginning of the Bible camp’s annual quilt auction.
Grantsburg, plead not guilty and the charge was dismissed but read in.
Operating while revoked · Terence K. Icard, 37, Grantsburg, plead not guilty and the charge was dismissed but read in. · Russell W. Lindbom, 51, Danbury, plead not guilty and the charge was dismissed but read in.
Bail jumping-felony · Russell W. Lindbom, 51, Danbury, plead not guilty and the charge was dismissed but read in.
· Russell W. Lindbom, 51, Danbury, plead not
guilty and the charge was dismissed but read in. · Griffin S. Mckenzie, 22, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., plead guilty and was fined $330.50. · Jina M. Pinc-Shaw, 19, Stacy, Minn., plead guilty and was fined $ 330.50.
Keep open intoxicants in MV- driver · Russell W. Lindbom, 51, Danbury, charge was dismissed but read in.
Vehicle operator fail/ wear seatbelt · Russell W. Lindbom, 51, Danbury, plead not guilty and the charge was dismissed but read in.
Theft · Mark N. Petry, 39, Cedar City, UT, plead guilty and was fined $330.50.
DNR asks boaters to be good neighbors and limit damaging wakes MADISON–– Boaters, paddlers, anglers and swimmers, as well as shoreline property owners, are put at risk when boat operators throttle up and leave wakes in their paths - forcing others on the water to react quickly to the sudden rough water that slams other vessels and crashes into the shorelines. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is joining the Minnesota DNR in a public campaign urging all boaters to be aware of the risks and problems caused by boat wakes and to take steps to reduce big wakes. Driven by a growing number of calls and complaints about excessive wakes, both states launched an educational effort urging people to “Own Your Wake - for everyone’s sake.” The to spread the word about the importance of minimizing wakes that might pose a nuisance or hazard to others. Anyone with information regarding natural resource violations, may confidentially report by calling or texting: VIOLATION HOTLINE: 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367. The hotline is in operation 24/7. Trained staff relay information to conservation wardens. “Wisconsin is known for its abundant waters that are destinations for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Sharing our resources keeps it fun and safe for all - and that means operating with the other vessels in mind,” said Todd Schaller, Wisconsin DNR Chief Conservation Warden. The summer boating season with a mixture of speedboats, fishing boats and “wake boats” has given rise to increasing concerns around large wakes and the problems they can cause. (Wake boats sit low in the water and produce big waves that someone being towed can surf.) Common wake complaints in the summer include damage to shoreline properties, docked boats as well as paddlers and swimmers who get caught in the wakes’ rollers. “One person’s boating fun should not cause safety concerns and damage for others,” Schaller said. “We hope boaters understand the impacts of boat wakes and voluntarily comply with existing rules and basic principles of on-the-water courtesy, to own your wake for everyone’s sake.”
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BURNETT COUNTY SENTINEL
AUGUST 14, 2019
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EARLY CHILDHOOD/4K INSTRUCTINAL ASST. SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WEBSTER The School District of Webster is looking for an Early Childhood/4K Instructional Assistant to help students one on one or in small groups under the direction of a Class Room Teacher. • • • •
4 days per week, 7 ½ hours per day Starting pay $16.66 per hour Beneﬁts available Must have or be willing to apply for a Special Education Aide license through Department of Public Instruction (DPI) (Inquire at 715-866-4391)
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DEADLINE: August 16, 2019 The School District of Webster is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, handicap or physical, emotional or learning disability.
Contracted Interpreters Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Any Campus Location Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accepting applications for a pool of Interpreters of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at our New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior and Ashland Campuses. These qualified candidates will provide sign language interpretation/translation in educational setting as assigned. *Candidates will be Contracted.* For more information please contact: Steve Dus, Dean of Students at New Richmond (715) 246-6561 ext. 4301 or email@example.com
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HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the District Ofﬁce or online at www.webster.k12.wi.us Ashley Nagel, Principal Webster Elementary School PO Box 9 Webster, WI 54893 s firstname.lastname@example.org
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Business Office Technician Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Administrative Office – Shell Lake
Sub Courier Wanted Are you available Wednesdays from 10am - 4 pm? Do you like to drive your own car? We want you! The Sentinel is in need of a Delivery Driver for our Wednesday Routes. This position is for a person who is semi-retired or a homemaker and is available on Wednesdays. You must have your own vehicle with current car insurance, and you have to be dependable and trustworthy for you will be working with our vendors and customers collecting cash. Questions? Contact Pamela at 715-463-2341 or email@example.com 114 W. Madison Ave • Grantsburg, WI 54840
Applications are being accepted from qualified candidates for a full-time Business Office Technician. The Business Office Technician is responsible for assisting in the integration and maintenance of the PeopleSoft Financial, Campus Solutions, and HR databases; working in various modules such as general ledger, student financials, commitment control, accounts receivable, billing, and payroll. This position assists the Business Services Manager in managing the daily college business operations and ensures that college policies and procedures are in compliance regarding the integrity of data submitted at the campus level. For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply: Visit our website at: https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment
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We are growing! JOIN OUR TEAM! Quanex Building Products, a leading manufacturer in the building products industry, is seeking safety and quality conscious, self-motivated Production Associates to join our 1st and 2nd shift team at the Luck, WI location.
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BURNETT COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – UP TO $35/HOUR Burnett County is accepting applications for an Economic Development Director. This position is responsible for taking a proactive approach on economic development and redevelopment activities and performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical and professional work in the preparation and implementation of economic development and redevelopment plans, programs and services. Position is Part-Time (24- 30 hours/week), Exempt and qualiﬁes for the full beneﬁt package. Application Materials Accepted through September 16th, 2019.
CUSTODIAN (FILL-IN) - $15.94/HOUR Burnett County is accepting applications for a ﬁll-in Custodian with the Maintenance and Grounds Department to ﬁll shifts on an as-needed basis. Individual may be scheduled for 6 AM – 2 PM or 2 PM - 10 PM. Generally, the schedule is known weeks in advance, occasionally there may be short notice, but the department is ﬂexible. Applications reviewed upon receipt – Open until Filled. Burnett County Offers an Incredible Beneﬁt Package! Health, Dental, LTD, Flex Spending, Group and Supplemental Life Insurances, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Deferred Compensation Plans, Wisconsin Retirement, Employee Recognition Program, Employee Achievement Program, Telecommuting Options, Paid Maternity/ Paternity Leave, Educational and Tuition Reimbursements, as well as a number of incentives offered through Group Health Trust. Contact Burnett County Human Resources at 715-349-2181 for more information or visit www.burnettcounty.org for position details and required application. Click on Employment Opportunities! Burnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
AUGUST 14, 2019
BURNETT COUNTY SENTINEL
First food pantry pop-up event helps ďŹ ll gaps during summer RYAN PATTERSON LEADER-TELEGRAM
EAU CLAIREâ€”About 100 people turned out Friday afternoon at the L.E. Phillips Senior Center for the first of many food pantry events in August. Feed My People Food Bank hosted the gathering as part of its pop-up food program. Individuals of all ages walked through a line that featured fruits, vegetables, meats, peanut butter, mayonnaise, cereal, crackers, water and toiletries. The events began a few years ago and will occur weekly in three locations until school begins. Suzanne Becker, assistant director of Feed My People Food Bank, said the organization chose this month because some families have more difficulty providing meals during summer break, and August means a wider array of fresh items are available from local growers. Three people who used the offerings were Julianne Best, her mother, Kelly Best, and 4-year-old son Loki Best, who pulled a small cart that included watermelon, strawberries, meat, crackers and toilet paper. The items in the cart will provide healthier eating options and budgetary breathing room for the family while school is not in session. Becker said the events have evolved to include more healthier options lower in salt and sugar content. â€œThatâ€™s hard to do, but thatâ€™s a real focus,â€? Becker said. â€œWe really think the future of food banking is not just having enough food, but having the right food.â€? She also said the events have grown over the years to serve more people and include other organizations. Indeed, several employees from the Eau Claire City-County Health Department provided information on healthy eating options, among other topics. Beth Draeger, manager of the healthy beginnings division at the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, said it made sense to attend because of the connection between diet and health. Ideally, Draeger said a full meal includes 50% fruits and vegetables, 25% proteins and 25% whole grains. She is aware of the
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MULTIMEDIA Advertising Consultant Sentinel Publications, publishers of the Amery Free Press, Baldwin Bulletin, Burnett County Sentinel, Country Messenger and Osceola Sun newspapers is expanding its sales force. We are looking for an outgoing, responsible and well-spoken individual to work with small and medium businesses, assisting with their marketing and advertising needs. Our publications, in print and online, are the most well-read publications in the market and provide an excellent platform for delivering results. If you enjoy helping others, being creative or talking with people, this job may be perfect for you. Sales experience preferred, but will train the right person. Must have current drivers license and reliable transportation. We offer a competitive salary and commission and full benefits package.
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time and financial constraints many people have when trying to make a healthy, inexpensive meal, however. â€œLetâ€™s meet families where theyâ€™re at and then talk about how we can make what theyâ€™re doing a little healthier,â€? Draeger told the Leader-Telegram . Becker said community outreach events can help serve more people by meeting them more directly in their neighborhoods. She also hopes to play a part in decreasing the stigma associated with food banks, something she said is fairly prevalent. Draeger shared similar sentiments. â€œIt takes a village to help raise kids and raise families and support each other, so if thereâ€™s a way we can do that and all work together and take away any sort of stigma that goes with it, I think thatâ€™s ultimately the goal,â€? Draeger said. Julianne Best concurred and said misconceptions exist about people who take part in these types of events. â€œTheyâ€™re not looking for handouts,â€? Julianne Best said. â€œTheyâ€™re trying to feed their family and they are hard workers, but not everybody is paid what theyâ€™re worth.â€? Becker said the sweltering temperatures presented a challenge to keep some food items preserved, but
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UNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
FACILITY MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST
Position: Unity School District is seeking a Maintenance Technician Specialist. This position is full-time, 12-months per year, Monday through Friday, 7:00am 3:30pm. Unity offers a competitive wage and full benewt package. The Maintenance Technician Specialist will perform electrical work involving the repair, alteration, construction, installation and maintenance of all types of electrical systems and equipment. This position will also have duties in a variety of other trades including carpentry, HVAC, painting, plumbing as well as general maintenance and repair of district buildings and equipment. QualiĆ‚cations: Strong mechanical aptitude, a great work ethic, excellent problem solving skills, teamwork approach and positive communication skills. Preferred candidate will possess experience in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, general ground maintenance, commercial HVAC systems, building management controls, and an understanding of preventative maintenance approach. Snow plowing will be required and mandatory both during and outside of regular work schedule. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Licensed in a trade, preferably as a journeyman or master electrician by the State of Wisconsin. Knowledge of federal, state, and local codes, regulations, and ordinances relating to construction activities. Valid Wisconsin driver's license with acceptable driving record. How to Apply: Qualiwed, interested persons should apply by completing a Unity School District Employment Application. The application is available on Unity Schoolâ€™s website, under Employment Opportunities. Once the application is complete, please send to Amanda Warner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at: Amanda Warner Unity School District rth 1908 150th Street/Hwy 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 Application Deadline: 08/19/2019 or until wlled EOE
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many volunteers helped with that task and provided water bottles to people waiting in line. Similarly, the Bests expressed thanks for the event and noted that the employees and volunteers were extremely helpful. Feed My People does not require photo identification to participate, something the Bests said is fairly uncommon among local food banks. Becker said FMP does not want any obstacles to exist and noted that she rarely experiences people taking advantage of free food offerings. â€œIf anything, we find that too many people donâ€™t come and get the help the need,â€? Becker said. â€œ...Take away the barrier of hunger (and) they can fight some of the other barriers in their life.â€? The first food pop up event appeared to be a positive precursor for the rest of the month. The events will continue for the next several weeks Friday afternoons at the senior center, Saturday mornings at Longfellow Elementary School and Wednesday afternoons at Parkview Elementary School in Chippewa Falls.
User & Desktop Services Technician Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College New Richmond Campus or Shell Lake Administrative Office Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the full-time (1950 hours/year) position of User & Desktop Services Technician. Under the direction of the User & Desktop Services Administrator, the User & Desktop Services Technician is responsible for the daily operation of the assigned campus/location computing environment; providing direct support to college staff and students; and implementing policies and procedures in accordance with overall objectives of college computing systems. This position can be housed at either the WITC New Richmond Campus or the Shell Lake Administrative Office. For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply: Visit our website at: https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment
Deadline to apply: August 23, 2019 WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/ Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator TTY 711
Do you enjoy sports? Would you like to write sports stories for the Burnett County Sentinel for some extra cash? If you follow Burnett County sports as a fan or a parent and take photos, we would like your help. We cannot be at all events, but want to share the success of our athletes with the community. If you have a good camera and would like to help us with photos or stories, we want you!
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