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THE NIGHT

SANTA CAME TO

BARABOO A Children’s Story

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 A Publication of Capital Newspapers


“S

o THAT’S where Baraboo is,” Santa said as he picked up a map from the Baraboo Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve gotten so many letters from the good boys and girls who live there that I’ve made my decision. I’m visiting Baraboo first for Christmas this year.


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Shop local thiS holiday SeaSon!! Give Baraboo Area Gift Certificates. They’re available in $5 and $10 denominations and accepted by over 150 local businesses.

Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce & V isitor Center 600 Chestnut St. • Corner of Hwys. 12/33/136, Baraboo 6 0 8 - 3 5 6 - 8 3 3 3 • w w w. b a r a b o o . c o m

It’s a

Joyful Occasion

Holiday Greetings From

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We offer an excellent variety of papers, stickers, embellishments and more to meet all of your paper crafting needs. Stop in and see for yourself!

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Mon. - Wed., Fri 9:30 - 5:30 Thurs. 9:30 - 7 Sat. 9:30 - 5 Sun. 11-3

Baraboo’s Finest Scrapbook and Rubber Stamp Store

102 4th Ave., Baraboo • 608.355.2665 baraboomemorybank.com email: thememorybank@centurytel.net

From our family to yours, THANKS for eating with us this year. We hope to see your SMILING FACES for years to come.

Mary, Ken, & Staff Have a Safe & Healthy Holiday!!

of Baraboo

1000 Log Lodge Ct. on Hwy 12

Redlin Funeral Home, Inc. Call 608-356-4177 or 608-745-4616 601 South Blvd 2559 New Pinery Rd. Baraboo Portage

401 Madison Avenue, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

608-356-6571

608-448-2215


The elves erupted in applause, anxious to get this year’s Christmas trip started. They watched Santa pack his bags with toys, then helped Santa load them on his sleigh and leave the North Pole. Amid all the excitement, the elves didn’t see that one lonely bolt had fallen off Santa’s sleigh


Santa checked his GPS and flew as fast as his reindeer could take him. Soon he was close to Baraboo –he could see the smokestacks on the roof of Shield’s Fireside Hearth & Home in the distance – but something felt wrong on the sleigh when he started to land. “Noooooo!” Santa shouted as he held tight to the reins. His sleigh stared to shake like a freight train, then veered to the side and ... WHAM! ... crashed gently in Downtown Baraboo.


Baraboo’s boys & girls were climbing into bed when they heard an awful noise. They thought something might have hit the bull on top of the Meat Market – definitely something BIG. They rushed to their windows to see what had happened.


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Santa StopS for petS too!

Old Fashioned Stuff at Old Fashioned Prices!

Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic

Oak Street Antiques & Yarn!

Steven G. Beckett, DVM Small Animal Practice Science Diet Pet Food

“We Care About You & Your Pet”

403 South Parkway

355-2882

We specialize in the following services:

from

(608)355-1301 • Downtown Baraboo, Corner of Oak & Fourth www.oakstreetantiquesbaraboo.com

• Unique Cut Flowers • Weddings & Events • Floral Arrangements • Corporate Accounts • Wonderful Gifts • Handmade Cards

302 8th Street, Baraboo (608) 356-1009 www.wildapplesfloral.com

Don’t get stuck out in the cold. Stop by

In the city or on the farm, we hope the holiday really

Park Side

MOTORS, INC.

We still sell a variety of used cars & trucks. CUSTOM ORDER ANY VEHICLE! Full Service Department To keep your car safe and running properly

We Service all vehicles - Imports & Domestics! 608-356-6407 • 608-356-6457 Fax • 633 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913

MOOOOVES you! d all! With our thanks to one an

Merry Christmas!

THE MEAT MARKET Quality Choice Meats

356-5574 700 Lincoln Ave. BARABOO Mon.-Tues., Thur.-Fri. 8-6; Sat. 8-5; Closed Wednesday

Thank you for a SucceSSful year.

PeTe’S GlaSS For all your glass needs 223 Third Avenue Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-2550

Happy Holidays! GAS, PELLET, WOOD EPA, FIREPLACES STOVES & INSERTS, CULTURED STONE, HEAT ZONING

Complete Sales, Service And Installation From Start To Finish! NOTHING BURNS LIKE A QUAD

The first name in fireplaces

Where everything comes together

608-355-9060 • S4066 Hwy 12 • Baraboo www.shieldsfireside.com


Mary from Pizza Ranch quickly called the police to check it out, and they couldn’t believe what they discovered. There was a mangled sleigh, several bruised reindeer, and toys scattered all around on the corner by Oak Street Antiques. And there, in the middle of it all, slumped over beside the sleigh, was Santa himself with a big bump on his forehead. Pam from The Memory Bank, told Santa emergency care was available at St. Clare Hospital.


The police officers rushed to help Santa. “Oh, what have I done?” Santa said. “I crashed on my very first stop! If I don’t get help soon, children all over the world are going to wake up disappointed.” He looked around at the wreckage – the scattered toys, the limping reindeer – and lowered his head. Pete from Pete’s Glass, said “We’ll help you Santa!”


Soon more people from Baraboo were showing up at the scene, determined to do something about it. “Santa, we can help you with your sleigh,” said Katie & Mike from Parkside Motors Service Center. They pulled tools out of their truck and got to work hammering out the dents, fixing the broken parts, and replacing that missing bolt that the elves didn’t notice.


The staff from Oral Surgery Center in Baraboo were helping, too. “I can heal the reindeer,” said Dr. Steven Beckett at Baraboo Valley Vet. “We will repackage all the toys,” said Kim, Liz, Caitlin, Bridget, McKaela, Tessah, Todd and Shmelly from Just Imagine Toys. And Missy from Wild Apples replaced all the bows. “I can refill Santa’s hot chocolate,” said Maggie from Bekah Kate’s. They worked and worked until Santa was ready to fly again!


“I knew Baraboo was a great town,” Santa said, “but I had no idea you could be so helpful and kind. You’re showing what the spirit of Christmas really means – caring for others.” He looked at his watch that he picked up last summer at Thompson’s Jewelry. “Good heavens! I’ve got a lot of stops to make tonight, but I think I can finish on time. Thank you, Baraboo!”


The local people watched as Santa and everyone from Pointon Heating loaded the last packages on his sleigh, then took off into the night sky. A hearty “ho, ho, ho� echoed through the streets as he flew over Downtown Baraboo, then stopped quickly at every house in Baraboo to deliver his toys. From then on, Santa would make Baraboo his first visit every Christmas Eve.


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Keeping Santa on Time Since 1946!

Thompsons Jewelry Inc.

416 Oak St. Downtown Baraboo (608) 356-6535 Open Christmas Eve Till 3pm!

Holiday Greetings from the staff at

From the sales staff at Koenecke Ford

117 Third Street, Downtown Baraboo

120 4th Ave. • Downtown Baraboo SERVING UP FUN FOR 17 YEARS! (608) 356-5507 • www.justimaginetoys.com

OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE 10AM - 3PM

Joe Koziel General Manager

CHRI

MERR

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STMA S

608.356.3133 www.bekahkates.com

ERICH HERBST, D.D.S. • STEVEN ANDERSON, D.D.S On Staff Surgeons at Area Hospitals

4 JAW RECONSTRUCTION 4 FACIAL & ORAL RECONSTRUCTION 4 IMPLANT SURGERY 4 REMOVAL OF ORAL & FACIAL LESIONS FOR AN APPOINTMENT CALL

608-356-2112

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Jim Kommers Sales

Steve Dennison Sales

Chris Roen Sales

Patty Koenecke Finance

Just 2 miles West of Reedsburg 608-524-4361

Season’s Greetings! Members of The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Theresa Scott Sales

1203 8th St. Hwy. 33 Baraboo

Peace on Earth We’re proud to serve this fine community and wish all of our neighbors peace and contentment during this magical time.

We thank you most sincerely for your trust in us!

R ago-BaldwinF uneralH ome 520 East St., Baraboo • 356-4656

David & Sherry Baldwin, Resident, Owner & Operator Licensed Funeral Directors


... Because Santa will never forget how

Baraboo saved Christmas.

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