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he YOU Magazine has joined the digital world at and The online version is easy to use and includes additional photos and stories we think you might enjoy. The website also is updated frequently with articles you might find helpful or useful. Once you’ve read your print copy, you don’t need to wait months for your next magazine. You can log on at your leisure and read more of what you’ve come to like in YOU Magazine. Of course, if you’re anything like me, you still will want to keep your copy of YOU Magazine handy to go back to for ideas, inspiration and information. Fostering the connections in our community that inspire people is one of the goals of YOU Magazine. We want to provide you with the information you need to enjoy your home and community and care for your family. YOU Magazine is designed to empower and impassion women. Each YOU Magazine is designed with two covers to serve readers in both the Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids areas. While much of the content in YOU Magazine is pertinent to all women, we like to feature women in each edition who are from closer to home for specific readers. While they would humbly protest, the women on the YOU Magazine covers truly are inspirational ladies. Both have followed their passions to be successful in careers traditionally dominated by men. I hope you enjoy their stories as much as we have had while working to create this edition. Additional fun and inspiring stories about local women also are included inside the magazine. While leafing through the pages, enjoy our list of outdoors summer games to keep kids busy, recipes for cool food on hot days and many other fun features! But most of all, I hope YOU Magazine empowers you. With the online YOU Magazine available 24/7, there never will be a lack of information or stories to strike your fancy. Enjoy the summer –

YOU M AGAZ I NE S TA F F General Manager Mike Beck Editor Liz Welter Advertising Manager Tara Marcoux Contributing Writers Deb Cleworth, Kris Leonhardt, Breanna Speth, June Thompson, Cherie Schmidt and Laura Ullman Operations Manager Terri Hansen Photography Deb Cleworth, Kris Leonhardt, Casey Lake, Megan McCormick, Penny Pelot and Breanna Speth Design Amanda Holladay


YOU MAGAZINE is published by the Marshfield News-Herald and Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Contents of the magazine are by Gannett Wisconsin. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior consent of the Marshfield News-Herald. YOU Magazine, 144 North Central Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449. | email: YOUR CONTACTS Content: Liz Welter at 715.384.3131 ext. 356. Advertising: Tara Mondloch at 715.384.3131 ext. 303.



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“What I Learned from Never Having a Boyfriend”

54 Book Review

Science that engages children

56 Your health

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6 Marshfield Cover Story

32 Featured Home

10 Wisconsin Rapids Cover Story

37 Do-It-Yourself

Local woman succeeds in engineering field

Banish bugs and other out-door party projects

40 Interior Design Remodeling tips

14 Makeover

‘Spa Day’ a worthwhile experience


19 Top 10 Summer games

40 Getaway Weekend Winners Local women win YOU Magazine contest

20 Shops We Love

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42 Fashion

22 Shops We Love

Summer style

Women to Know

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Former Roddis homestead hums with life

Police work fulfills passion to serve community

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FINANCES 62 Career success in finances Following a passion for math

63 How to inspire children to save money Model good habits

THIS AND THAT 64 Caught You Looking Good

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What’s happening in our communities


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FOOD 50 Cool food for hot days 50

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Passion for science leads to engineering career

Marshfield grad says college proved wrong the myth that boys are better at math By Breanna Speth Photos contributed For YOU Magazine



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MARSHFIELD — Engineering may still be perceived as a man’s profession, but successful women engineers like Abby Bernhagen are helping to transform this misconception. As the only female engineer in the Marshfield MSA Professional Services office, Abby is proud to be a self-declared “minority in the field.” Since the 1930s, MSA Professional Services has helped communities function and thrive, through engineer-supported municipal and private projects. The multidisciplinary consulting firm focuses on improving communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa, and consists of engineers, architects, planners,

funding experts, surveyors, GIS specialists and environmental scientists. Whether it’s site planning or construction administration, designing stormwater detention ponds or conducting floodplain studies, the engineers at MSA are using science, math and dedication to improve technology and infrastructure throughout the Midwest, and progressively more of these engineers are women. One of just three girls in her AP physics class at Marshfield High School, it wasn’t until college that Abby really understood and appreciated that women could be just as good at math as men. “I think in grade school, junior high, high summer 2014

school, it’s a common misperception that boys are better at math than girls,” she says. “In all honesty, college really proved that myth wrong for me. At (the University of Wisconsin) Madison I was one of many girls in physics as well as all of the other engineering classes I took.” She adds that in some of those classes, girls far outnumbered the guys. “It felt good to see that,” she says. Though national trends reveal there are still fewer women in engineering that men, the numbers continue to grow, especially in civil engineering where the focus can be more environmental. For Abby, it’s important to remember that women can overcome gender stereo-

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types. Inspired to pursue her current career by Marshfield High School sciences teacher, John Bauer, Abby attended UW-Madison and majored in civil engineering, with an environmental focus. “I am really passionate about the environment and sustainability and that sort of thing,” says Abby. “I realized I can actually make a difference.” After graduation in May 2012, the Hewitt native accepted a job as a municipal engineer with MSA, whose mission reflects her passion for restoration, conservation and preservation of environmental welfare. “It’s basically every step of doing a civil engineering project for municipalities,” says Abby, who works specifically with water and wastewater projects. “We design it. We are there to inspect. We help them fund the project, the whole thing.” An average day varies with the season. When in the office, Abby can be found working on DNR permits, facility plans, operations manuals, Capital Improvement Plans and other reports. “Basically just putting together plans,” she says. Out in the field, Abby oversees construction sites, helping track materials and quantities. It is the variety of work, and especially the out of office work, that Abby finds most enjoyable. Whether trudging around in muddy fields, helping survey with summer 2014

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To serve and protect Julie Buerger is a woman in predominately male profession By Deb Cleworth For YOU Magazine

Wisconsin Rapids Police Department Detective Lieutenant Julie Buerger in her office at the department. CASEY LAKE/YOU MAGAZINE

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Julie Buerger has spent more than half of her lifetime in the same profession — and the smile on her face when she talks about her career shows she loves what she does. Julie, 43, is a law enforcement officer. She started with the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department in 1991 and has worked her way through the ranks. She started as a patrol officer, field trainer, school resource officer, detective and currently holds the position of detective lieutenant. Julie, a Mosinee High School graduate, says law enforcement wasn’t always a given. “I knew I wanted to do something involving service and helping others,” Julie says. Coming from a service-oriented family, Julie thought about a career in nursing, or perhaps teaching, like others in her family. She also knew she’d didn’t want a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday desk-like job. “I enjoy working with people; I enjoy helping people,”she says.

Julie and her husband, Tom, pose with their dog, Patty at their home in Rudolph. MEGAN MCCORMICK/YOU MAGAZINE “Once I got enrolled in the police science program, it was just a fit.” Julie went to Northcentral Technical and Lakeland Colleges. She now is in the process of finishing her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. “I believe, when I first started, there were about 40 students in class — five females,” she says. “I recall only two females graduating. “I thought, ‘There is no way I am quitting.’” She readily admits, like many professions, a career in law enforcement isn’t for everybody. But it was the career for her. “There was never a part of the specified training that I said, ‘No, absolutely not, I could not do this,’” she says.

Employment at the Wisconsin Rapids department has been her only, full-time job in the field since she graduated from the police academy. While many women work in the administration end of the department, Julie was one of two women in the field at the time of her hire; there now are three women on the force. There are no compensations for women in a law enforcement career, Julie says. Men and women are held to the same standards — academic, physical and interviews. The physical portion is pass or fail — you either make it or you don’t. Still, Julie might elicit a raised eyebrow or comment when on duty. She occasionally will get the summer 2014

Wisconsin Rapids Police Department Detective Lieutenant Julie Buerger holds her badge in her hands in her office at the department. CASEY LAKE/ YOU MAGAZINE

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Julie holds a kitten at her home. She and her husband, Tom, picked up a stray cat that recently gave birth to kittens. MEGAN MCCORMICK/YOU MAGAZINE Julie holding their kitten. MEGAN MCCORMICK/YOU MAGAZINE

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comment: “You don’t look like a police officer,” she says. To which she might reply: “What are you expecting (a police officer) to look like?’” she says with a smile. And excuses? She’s heard and seen just about everything from citizens she has had contact with — from men and women — she said. She credits changes with the profession to making women on the force more common. “The role of the police officer has completely changed,” Julie says. Decades ago, that role might have focused on being a large, physical presence. summer 2014

Today, an officer has to be a problem solver, community oriented and more diverse — all things Julie likes about the job. “We bring more skill, more personality to the table,” Julie says of today’s police force. As the career evolves, so has Julie’s personal thoughts on that 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. gig. Her position as detective lieutenant is a mix of supervising and investigative work, a mix she likes. “It was an opportunity that came up, and I realized I worked all those positions before, that I would now supervise,” she says. “I get the best of both worlds.” That world goes a bit further for Julie than some — her hus-

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band, Tom, to whom she has been married for 19 years, also is a patrolman on the force. The two met at recruit school, and, as luck would have it, were two of the four officers hired back in 1991 — something neither expected to happen. “We were dating at the time,” Julie says. It can be challenging to both work in the same profession, but the Buergers make it work. Tom Buerger works shift work; Julie is doing the Monday through Friday day shift. “With Tom and I, even though we work at the same place, we don’t necessarily see each other,” Julie says. “There are some weeks that are busy and we come

to work to see each other.” They have a 5-minute rule at home — they have five minutes to talk about work and then let it go. “It’s home,” Julie says. “We’re both getting better at that.” The couple enjoy the outdoors by their Rudolph home and take advantage of nature to relieve the stress of the job. As far as women seeking employment in a typically male profession, Julie has some advice. “You have to follow your heart,” she says. Julie is glad she did.

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Denise Sonneman after her makeover at Merle Norman Day Spa and Boutique in Marshfield, Monday, April 21, 2014.

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MARSHFIELD — “Every woman should have a day of pampering like this,” says Denise Sonnemann following her experience participating in the YOU Magazine makeover feature. A friend nominated Denise for the makeover which included a body sculpting session, a pedicure, a makeup session and a new hairstyle. “It was wonderful and not something I would think about doing myself,” she says. As the former director of the Main Street Marshfield program Denise had worked with owners of the businesses which participate in the YOU Magazine makeover. “It was fun to talk with everyone (as a customer). I was just enjoying my day,” she says.

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“Denise opted to do a mini-pedicure of a trim, file and polish but you can always do a full spa pedicure after the gel has been applied to remove calluses,” Robin says. The shop also offers a paraffin bath which smooth the feet and feels wonderful, she says. It wasn’t difficult for Denise to glance at the hundreds of color choices and chose baby blue gel nail polish. “I like that color,” she says, “and it’s a summer color.” The 21-Day Gel Polish lasts weeks and also strengthens nails, says Robin.

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Short hair easy to style Denise was ready for a major change with her hair style. “It’s nice to give it to the experts because they know what to do,” Denise says about going from shoulder length hair to a cute bob-styled cut. “Denise was game for anything and ready for a change. I chose an icicle technique (for hair highlights) which creates a natural or daring look depending on your mood. Denise is naturally blonde so the blonde color will grow out nicely for easy maintenance. I left her natural underneath in the back for added tones,” says Melissa Jewett, a hair stylist at Studio 211. When Melissa cut Denise’s hair she chose a short-layered bob to accentuate her cheek bones. “Denise has beautiful cheek bones so a shor- layered bob will show them off. Layers were cut to frame her beautiful eyes and accent her cheek bones,” Melissa says. “I styled Denise with side-swept bangs and volume at the crown. This style will be quick and easy for this busy lady, says Melissa. Years of long hair made it a bit difficult getting used to short hair, Denise says. “But not for very long. I love it!” she says.

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Inches lost, skin smooth The session at Contours Body Sculpting was the icing on the cake for Denise’s spa day. “It felt so good. And my skin also felt good afterward too. The oil has a nice subtle scent,” says Denise about the session completed by Echo Means, the owner and manager of Contours Body Sculpting. When all was completed with the body sculpting, Denise had lost about more than five inches throughout her body. Body sculpting reduces cellulite as well as tightening, toning and defining the body, says Echo Means, who owns and manages the business. The skin is treated with a detoxifying micro current, Echo says. “Fatty cellulite is emulsified and driven into the lymphatic system via the micro currents combined with a light suction technique,” she says. From there, the toxins are filtered and permanently eliminated through the renal system, liver and kidney, leaving the skin tighter and smoother, resulting in immediate inch loss and a 21-day metabolism boost, says Echo. A treatment usually lasts for 21 days, Echo says. All of the products used are natural and help the body to eliminate toxins to restore nutrients lost through aging or sun damage. These restoring products replenish the skin’s natural elasticity, she

Denise Sonneman goes to Echo Means for body sculpting at Contours Body Sculpting in Marshfield. says. The facial is similar to a nonsurgical facial lift, Echo says. Micro currents clean and feed the skin so that it brightens and tones, giving a visible glow. It also reduces fine line and wrinkles while slimming and defining the facial features to restore a youthful appearance, she says. The entire makeover experience was fun and well-worth the time, says Denise. If you are interested, or would like to nominate someone for a makeover, please send your contact information to


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ive a child a ball and the games are endless. But sometimes kids need a bit of motivation to get outside and start playing. Here’s a list of some of our favorite old standbys of the summer season and some newer games too. 1. Croquet has been around for generations and is easy for the entire family to play together. A complete set can be purchased at area home supply or department stores. 2. Another old standby of the summer is enjoying a resurgence in popularity – Bocce ball. A game originally from Italy it essentially involves tossing balls at a small target on a lawn. 3. It’s easy to set up a badminton net which can double as a volley ball net for a family game. 4. Sometimes getting bored

children busy just involves you grabbing the softball and bat, or soccer ball, or basketball and motivating the gang. 5. If you have a supply of tin cans, turn them on their sides and set up a course on the lawn. The larger the can, the easier the game. For youngsters use plastic buckets. Then children take turns hitting a ball into the can or bucket. Similar to golf, each child keeps track of the number of swings and hits to land the ball in the bucket. 6. Other familiar standbys for outdoor fun are lawn darts (used with older children) and Frisbee. 7. Bean bag toss also is a budget friendly investment and if you are handy at do-it-yourself projects, not difficult to make. 8. Duct-tape can be used to make a large tic-tack-toe grid on the lawn where you can use bean bags to play the game. If there’s enough children or families hanging around, divide them into

Bocce Ball teams with a captain. The captain decides where to place a team member when it’s the team’s turn. Or you make up the rules. 9. For a small investment you can join a game growing in popularity.It involves a special style of style of balls and a small ladder. It’s also known as ladder golf and easy to play for multiple generations 10. Another new game is pickleball which doesn’t need a tennis court but it helps. The game uses a Wiffle ball and table tennis paddles. It combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis which needs two or four players.

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Bake shop supplies Marshfield with dessert treats 21⁄2 Cups of sweet By Marisa Cuellar Photos by Megan McCormick YOU Magazine


ARSHFIELD — There’s a new bake shop

in town prepared to satisfy the sweet tooth of anyone with a hankering for a cupcake, muffin or cinnamon roll. After more than a year of planning, 21⁄2 Cups Cupcakery & Bake Shop opened Dec. 10 in downtown Marshfield. “We’re finally opening after talking about it for so long,” says Mary Stendel, who co-owns 21⁄2 Cups with longtime friend Sara Riedel. For years community members have talked about the downtown needing a bakery. Main Street Marshfield director Denise Sonnemann says she was excited to see 21⁄2 Cups open in a well-traveled part of the city. Sara and Mary, both of Marshfield, say 21⁄2 Cups carries typical breakfast pastries, such as

Owners of 2 1/2 Cups Bakery, Mary Stendel, left, and Sara Riedel, right, sit in their bakery in downtown Marshfield.

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Cupcakes such as maple bacon, key lime, orange dreamsicle, cayenne pepper, and rootbeer float are on display at 2 1/2 Cups Bakery.


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Owner Sara Riedel prepares Oreo truffles. coffee cakes and cinnamon rolls, but it won’t offer breads, rolls or doughnuts. Instead, the owners’ focus will be on custom creations, including cupcakes and specialoccasion cakes topped with endless frosting flavors and decorated to meet each customer’s needs. Some cupcakes will be available each day for individual customers and small orders of less than 12 treats, Sara says. If the names Sara Riedel and Mary Stendel sound familiar, it might be because the duo won the Main Street Marshfield Baker Battle in March 2013. The goal of the competition was to bring a bakery to the city, so contestants were judged on the quality of their baked goods and their business plans. Sara and Mary, who have been friends since fourth grade and baking together for years, already had made the decision to open a bake shop and had most of their business plan done

by the competition date. “When we won, it was a validation to ourselves that this was something we should do,” Sara says. She and Mary spent the next nine months remodeling and decorating their space, ordering and installing equipment and preparing to open their bake shop. Prize money and grants received from winning the competition were a big help, the women say. They received a facade refurbishment grant from Main Street Marshfield and the city, which was used for a sign and exterior paint. “It’s really exciting to finally see it come to fruition,” says Denise. “I’m excited about getting everything running smoothly so we can do exactly what we wanted to do,” Sara says. summer 2014

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Items for sale of at Ampersand.

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ISCONSIN RAPIDS — — The one-word

name for a new shop in town gives you an inkling of what’s inside. The store, ampersand — intentionally lowercase — opened in December at 122 Eighth St. S., in the former Zensations Spa, which moved just above the new shop. ampersand is owned by Bonnie Dhein, Kathleen Johnson of Nekoosa and former resident, Kat Nimtz Rinadlo, who spends her time between Hackensack, New Jersey, and Marco Island, Florida. “She said her heart will always be in the Midwest,” Bonnie says. Each of the artists contributes something

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unique to the shop: Bonnie does mixed media, Kathleen is a floral artist and Nimtz offers photography “and does a little of here and there of other things,” says Bonnie. “We were looking for a place to work other than our Kat Nimtz home, and a place, an outlet for Rinaldo, our creative work, because all Ampersand of us had basements that were CONTRIBUTED overflowing,” Bonnie says. “So we decided to come here and offer something different.” That “different” is one-of-a-kind artful gifts, she says. “I think one of our biggest goals here at summer 2014

ABOUT AMPERSAND Address: 122 Eighth St. S., Wisconsin Rapids Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The shop also offers special events and workshops. Artists are: Kathleen Johnson, 715-323-7007; Kat Nimtz Rinaldo, 201-960-0203, and Bonnie Dhein, 715-213-8044. ampersand can be found on Facebook (ampersand122) and soon at


ampersand is we really would like to be able to offer our community something different,” Kathleen says. The owners want to go beyond mass-produced gift and home decor items. “We want to be able to provide people with artful objects that are interesting, perhaps even re-purposed or recycled, taking things of age and making them into something beautiful again,” Kathleen says. In addition to the unique art pieces, photos and floral designs, the owners offer other items, including specialty papers from Italy and work from other regional artists, including Mary Casey Martin. “We also seek to find items out in the marketplace that are maybe unique to our area or something that you wouldn’t find in other gift shops, which can be kind of challenging, in

trying to find products like that for our store,” Kathleen says. The trio is open to suggestions from customers. “If you’re not seeing it here, we want our customers to tell us what it is that they’re looking for or what we could perhaps create for them, because we all are very artistic in many ways, but very different mediums here at ampersand,” Kathleen says. The ladies also offer workshops to engage others in their passion for art. The first workshop was a vintage bottle workshop, which taught participants different techniques to decorate bottles, including using metal stamping. “We had a luncheon with it, and everyone enjoyed it,” Bonnie says, and all the girls went home saying let’s all do this again together. summer 2014

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“They didn’t know each other, so it was a great get-together” she says. “We got to meet some really great people in the community.” The ladies are excited about the new artistic, business venture. “It’s a fun adventure, and we’ve met a lot of interesting people in the short time that we’ve been open,” Kathleen says. And there’s always coffee and chocolate for visitors, Bonnie says with a laugh.

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Kim Sievers brushes Zsa Zsa at HART Equine Therapy Center in Auburndale, Monday, April 21, 2014. MEGAN MCCORMICK/NEWS-HERALD MEDIA

Kim Sievers, Founder and Executive Director of HART Equine Therapy Center Kim Sievers grooms Hart at HART Equine Therapy Center in Auburndale, Monday, April 21, 2014. MEGAN MCCORMICK/ NEWS-HERALD MEDIA

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new knowledge and skills when presented in a safe and fun environment, and HART is dedicated to providing the opportunity for an individual with challenges and/or special needs to partner with a horse. Already giving horseback riding lessons at her farm, Royal T Ranch LLC, Kim became interested by the possibility of equine-assisted activities for those with special needs after a conversation with Roger and Kathleen Harris of Jeremiah’s Crossing in Babcock.

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Kim Sievers leads Hart from his pen to be groomed at HART Equine Therapy Center in Auburndale, Monday, April 21, 2014. MEGAN MCCORMICK/NEWS-HERALD MEDIA

“I was intrigued by the possibility of giving some of my horses a job that they could shine, along with giving an opportunity for the local community of special needs,” she says. “At the time I did not realize what a long and hardworking journey it would be.” In May 2012, while applying to become a Certified therapeutic riding instructor, Kim also underwent volunteer training at Jeremiah’s Crossing, and in September 2013 became certified. She began the 501c nonprofit HART shortly afterward in an effort to offer opportunities for local members of the community an activity that is much needed.

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“Many of the facilities in the area have long waiting lists and the distance between facilities is not a short jaunt,” she says. Ages 4 and older, suffering from a variety of mental and physical illness, are welcome to participate in HART. “There are many proven benefits of equine (horse) related activities such as teaching teamwork, problem solving, facing our fears, confidence and self-esteem building, communication skills and social interaction,” says Kim. “Benefits also include promoting strength and flexibility. All this is provided in a fun and challenging environment.” HART is seeking volunteers,

riders and donations. “Currently, we will be accepting students that can mount a horse from a mounting block,” says Kim. “HART is in the process of raising funds to purchase a portable mounting ramp, cost is $2,750 plus shipping.” Kim has enjoyed the process of starting a nonprofit organization from the ground up and encourages anyone who may be interested to get involved, as volunteers are needed to help with riding lessons, such as side walkers, horse leaders, tack/groomer and also many non-horse activities, including fundraising and managing sponsorships.

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Barb Trierwiler, Karen Niehaus, Lisa Thornton, Donna Follen, Tammy Meissner, Marie Goettl Second Row from the Left: Kim James, Jackie Trierweiler, Sandy Weiler, Ann Serchen, Barb Tasse, Deb Youso Circle members not pictured: Janelle Edwards, Judy Heeg, Lindsey Meissner, Tiffany Halen, Sheri Meissner, Paula Jero

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teer spirit comes naturally to Tammy Meissner, Paula Jero and Jackie Trierweiler. They are perceptive, gregarious women who intuitively understand how to pitch in. “A lot of people want to get involved or they want to help, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start,� says Tammy. The Circle of Care was formed when the women gathered a group of friends at Tammy’s home one winter evening to brainstorm ideas. “We sat around, drank some wine and talked. We learned there’s lots of things many of us already do in the community, but we wanted to figure out a way to include more of our friends or anyone who wants to help,� Tammy says. The group formed the Circle of Care and created a kind of email tree that connects everyone when help is needed. A Marshfield Area United Way program, Nutrition on Weekends, known as NOW, was almost out of food, and Tammy put out the alert, and within a day the shelves were restocked.

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Barb Tasse and Deb Youso help package food for the NOW program at the Marshfield Area United Way. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO. “Not everyone helped because not everyone had time, but the people who could pitch in got the job done,� says Paula. “This is such a simple idea anyone could recreate this with their friends to help out in their community,� Tammy says. There are no expectations about the amount of time volunteered, says Tammy. A regular Circle of Care volunteer project is helping to pack the NOW backpacks for distribution to children who qualify for free and reduced lunches at the area schools. Each backpack contains nutritious snacks for a child when not in school. “Not everyone come can help out each time. People help out when they can,� she says.

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Jacquie Hernandez, Certified Flight Registered Nurse

By Laura Ullman Photos by Megan McCormick For YOU Magazine ARSHFIELD When the Spirit Helicopter flies over Marshfield, there’s a good chance Jacquie Hernandez is on board. She has spent the last four years as a CFRN, or Certified Flight Registered Nurse. It’s the culmination of a nursing career that spans more than twenty years. Jacquie says being a flight nurse is a dream come true. “I had been watching that helicopter go up and down for ten years. I applied for this job and was hired on the spot. It's been the best move I've ever made,” she says. Jacquie’s vast experience at St. Joseph’s hospital helped her secure the job. She’s worked in many departments, including the Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Unit, Emergency Room, Alcohol and Drug, and Cath Lab. As a flight nurse, she has received more in-depth training for EMS, or emergency services. “We have to pass certifications to be competent in anything they throw at us.” The crew of the Spirit can encounter some unique situations, and they may have to make decisions that will affect the lives of the patient and their family. Jacquie tries to be ready for anything. “You never know what you're getting. When I'm going there I'm anticipating the worst scenario, but hoping for the best. I'm already writing things down, like if this happens, this is what we’ll do.” Because of her attitude, coworkers have nicknamed Jacquie “The Overachiever.” She works twelve-hour shifts for three to four days a week. When she’s not on a helicopter run, she’s helping out all around the hospital. “I like it when they give me fifteen jobs


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Jacqie Hernandez poses outside the Spirit of Marshfield helicopter at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital. MEGAN MCCORMICK/YOU MAGAZINE

to do. I’ll have them done by the end of the day. I'm a networker. I know who to ask for things.” Jacquie also knows what it’s like for people to be in the midst of a crisis. Because of this she recently created a pamphlet to be given out to patients and family. It contains important phone numbers and places they will need to know about. “Even though I’ve told them, they are in the moment and dealing with a family member who just got hurt. They are not hearing me.” She is currently working on translating the pamphlets into Hmong and Spanish. Jacquie understands all too well about losing loved ones. Two of her own children have passed away. She uses her experience to help other parents going through the same kind of thing. “It's a stressful job and you doubt yourself all the time. When you have

that little boy who dies in your arms and you think what the hell? I didn’t get them into this problem, but I do my best to help get them out of it.” Jacquie says she has no plans to leave Ministry. “I can't see myself not being a part of something so great and wonderful. I believe the Spirit is going to grow rapidly. There is a lot of potential here for me to grow.” Jacquie lives in Stratford with her husband, Luis, who works at the hospital. She enjoys spending time with her five children, two of whom also work at the hospital. She likes to swim, kayak, hike, and bike. In her off time, Jacquie finds herself looking toward the sky, thinking about whether the conditions are right for flying. She often thinks about her next flight, and her next patient. “I hope I'm not

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the last person they see, but what if I am? I hold their hand and do those extra things because if it was my mom or my grandpa, that’s how I would want them to be treated.”

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Hospitable women make Hotel Marshfield a landmark of hospitality

By Cherie Schmidt Photos by Megan McCormick For YOU Magazine ARSHFIELD — Luxury, style and comfort are only some of the great features one will find when they walk through the doors at Hotel Marshfield, located on the south side of the city. The atmosphere is more than inviting and takes hospitality to an entirely new level. But who is behind this spectacular hotel transformation? Let’s introduce you to a great group of ladies that excel at hospitality. Jessica Benett is director of sales at Hotel Marshfield. With 13 years of experience as a guest service representative and education in communications and public relations, Jessica has been a huge asset in building relationships with guests and clients. “Being in sales, you have to love people, be on the move and find out the next trend. The staff here at Hotel Marshfield is phenomenal. The chance they give for everyone to learn more, advance and work together is why I love coming to work,” Jessica says. Becky Rogers was born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the management division. She has a background in community tourism and has found her niche in hotel operations. Holding a general manager position with several Midwest hotels during the years, Becky brings not only an impressive portfolio but played a leading role with innovative ideas as Hotel Marshfield opened. Her main duties include training initiative and


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Director of sales Jessica Barrett, left, and general manager Cory Latourell, right, work together at Hotel Marshfield. human resources along with detailed operational inspections and high standards of operation. Angela Van Groll has a great background working for a small “mom and pop” hotel and restaurant. She expanded her career at a full service conference center as an assistant housekeeper including inside sales. With expertise in housekeeping, Angela is the rooms division manager, which also encompasses the front desk, housekeeping and some maintenance. “I am responsible for the service that our guests receive and the condition of the rooms they stay in,” Angela explains. Unexpected, friendly and thoughtful service is behind her every inspection.

General manager Cory Latourell, left, and director of operations Becky Rodgers go over plans.

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HOW HOTEL MARSHFIELD WAS REBORN The property sat empty for a year before our ownership bought it at a sheriff’s auction. Rather than just reopening the hotel, we decided to make the hotel more of something the community could enjoy and be proud of. Designers got to work on the project and created a new space in this 40year-old building. We took out most everything right down to studs and concrete, and rebuilt a better functioning layout. We opened up small spaces and created a very flexible floor plan that allows us to accommodate a variety of different social events. The outdoor pool area was turned into a beautiful new space that resembles a Northwoods backyard. And all is furnished to be inviting and warm. We use five key words in everything we do here, including the design: Is it something unexpected, friendly, thoughtful, represents the community and approachable?

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Coral Latourell, general manager, is native to Wisconsin and recently moved back about six years. Growing up in the hospitality industry with her family’s bars, restaurants and hotels, it is no wonder Coral acquired a degree in hotel management and continues thriving in this industry. Coral smiles and says, “I love the service part of this industry. In a world where service isn’t

always the No. 1 goal, I find that exceeding guests’ expectations is the best feeling in the world. The team we’ve assembled here are passionate about service, I love coming in and working with them every day! We use five key words in everything we do here, including the design: Is it something unexpected, friendly, thoughtful, represents the community and approachable?”




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Jian Khamo-Soskos, left, and her husband, Athanasios Soskos sit in their living room at their home in Marshfield. They bought and remodeled the Roddis House on East Fourth Street. PHOTOS BY MEGAN MCCORMICK/NEWS-HERALD MEDIA

The former Roddis house hums with new life

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the family of Hamilton Roddis since 1914, Jian Khamo-Soskos and Athanasios “Sass” Soskos knew this was the house of their dreams. “When we were thinking about buying a house, we thought about an older home. And the first minute I came in this house, I thought this is me. It has such character,

such history,” says Jian. Sass was equally smitten with the elegant Victorian designed house. “To start with, we love historic houses,” Sass says, adding the home was structurally sound but needed renovation to make it suitable for a family with three young children.

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Working in conjunction with Jian’s sister, Bahn Khamo-Abdelnour who is an architect, and local craftsmen skilled in home renovation, the couple gave the elegant icon of Marshfield’s history new life. Roddis founded the Roddis Veneer Co. in 1897. The company eventually became Marshfield








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The Soskos children's bedroom at their home in Marshfield. MEGAN

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DoorSystems. His daughter, Augusta, was the last descendent living in Marshfield. Jian and Sass viewed the renovation of the home as an opportunity to express their mutual passions for history, architecture and interior design. “This is a beautiful house. Yes, there were many challenges but well worth the work,” says Jian. Some of those challenges were adding air conditioning throughout the three-story house, fixing water damaged walls and changing all the water pipes and electric wiring. “I remember one of the men (on the carpentry team) was working on the stairs’ wood for weeks trying to fix all the scratches and damage,” Jian says. To maintain the historic integrity of the home, the couple studied materials about the era and scoured the Internet for fixtures and products they couldn’t buy locally, says Jian. Among the major renovations to the house was the addition of a back entrance, which included a mud room. “We have children, and there was no place for coats, boots, backpacks,” says Jian, describing how the back door originally opened into a tiny kitchen. Adding on to the kitchen to

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JIAN’S TIPS TO MAKE HOME RENOVATION EASIER “First, if you have no passion for old style, then an historical house is not a good choice,” she says. » Don’t hesitate to change things you know are necessary for your family. » Hire a trust worthy builder, particularly one who has experience renovating historical buildings. Renovation can cost more than building new house. » Do research in advance, print the ideas you like and begin a plan. » Closets in old houses are very small as are some of the rooms. A small room can become a closet.

include a breakfast nook was part of the expansion that reflects the family’s use of the area as a gathering place. The attached dining room was transformed into a family room. “For now, while the children are young, this is easier,” says Jian about reversing the functions of the dining and living rooms. An old leak had damaged sections of the elegant original wallpaper in the dining room as well as half of the wood paneled ceil-

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The remodeled kitchen at the Soskos home in Marshfield. ing, she says. Since it was impossible to replace the 100-year-old wallpaper, a local builder, Hank Zimmerman, suggested covering the damaged areas with new paneling carefully crafted to mimic the original paneling. The same technique was used on the ceiling, Jian says. Zimmerman was among the numerous local contractors who worked on different phases of the home’s renovation. Other businesses that contracted on the project were Tim Richardson of Design Flooring, House of Heating, Kabinet Konnection, Rice’s Capital Carpet, Creative Paint and

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Decorating, Gaffney Plumbing and Faber Electric. “We thank everyone who worked to make this project complete,” says Jian. The renovation project had its frenzied, crazy moments, but all the work was worth the end result, she says. “We worked on the house to make it functional for our family. Now we are in love with this house. We just feel we belong here, and this is home to us,” Jian says. Please remember the Roddis house is the family’s home and respect their privacy.

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Party Problem Prevention Summer Outdoor Party DIYs

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ummers are filled with weddings, cook-outs and other outdoor party activities; however, outdoor events often fall prey to weather conditions and pesky insects. There are many ways to be proactive in these matters. Here are two DIY projects that may help keep the party going.

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» Mint » Rosemary » Floating candles (optional) » Glycerin (optional) 1. Assemble supplies. Use vases for a more elegant look or Mason jars for a rustic charm. In our sample, we will use the vases. (Figure 1) 2. Fill vase to 2⁄3 full. Add two drops of eucalyptus oil. If a thicker consistency is desired, add two drops of glycerin (available at arts and crafts stores). (Figure 2) 3. Cut lemons and limes in half. (Figure 3) 4. Alternate fruit with mint and rosemary, while placing them in vase. (Figure 4) 5. Use as centerpieces on tables, while secretly repelling bugs. Add floating candles for evening lighting. (Figure 5)

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Cutlery Keeper Supplies: » Used metal cans or other product container easily accessible to you » Silverware » Napkins » Mints/Candies » Wrapping paper » Glue gun and glue sticks » Name stickers (optional) 1. Assemble supplies. Choose the wrapping paper based on your desired look. For this sample, we are going with a more rustic look. (Figure 6) 2. Measure a length of wrapping paper to fit the bottom of the container. (Figure 7) 3. Glue in place at beginning and end of paper length. (Figure 8) 4. Open napkin and push down inside container. (Figure 9) 5. Embellish and pack silverware and candy inside container. In our sample, we used rusty wire to embellish for additional rustic charm. (Figure 10) 6. In addition to keeping napkins and plastic silverware from floating away in the breeze, the canisters may be used as placesavers as guests arrive. (Figure 11)

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Interior design tips to increase your home’s value Contributed by Kitchen Koncepts For YOU Magazine


emodeling continues to provide resale value when it comes time to sell a home. The Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value report shows the national average ratio is up by more than 9 percent indicating a positive sign for the housing market. The report can be found online at The value of home remodeling is up for all projects surveyed for

Dana Smith, left, Kris Okray and April Lamovec are the team of desigers at Kitchen Koncepts. CONRIBUTED PHOTO. the second consecutive year. While a major kitchen remodel boosts a cost-value ratio of 74 percent, the biggest gains for resale have been

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ongratulations to the winners of the Weekend Getaway contest sponsored by YOU Online magazine, Hotel Marshfield and Hotel Mead. Two winners were drawn May 7 from the entries received. Pat Wisniewski won the Weekend Getaway at Hotel Marshfield and Marge Hamm won the Weekend Getaway at Hotel Mead. Both women said they enjoy reading the YOU Magazine because they learn interesting things about people they know and the community in which they live. “This might be a fun getaway

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Color! Color! Color! Prints! Prints! Prints!

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see color and prints in clothing and accessories this spring and summer. Who isn’t tired of the long, cold months and ready to try some new 2014 fashion trends? The injection of color will freshen up anyone’s wardrobe. Orange was in every designer line as well as lime green, sunshine yellow, cobalt blue, turquoise and, of course, black and white. Prints and geometric patterns

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neckline. 3. Material of the dress — this is important! A flowing fabric will form to the body or a stiff fabric will have its own shape and cut. 4. Plain or print — a flower printed dress will be less appropriate for formal occasions but perfect for a garden party or wedding. The ever popular little black dress may be a little too formal for a casual party. 5. Dress size — you need to try it on to see how it looks and feels on you. Sizes vary from one designer to another. Not only is the neckline and length important but

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Nomad Bodyworks celebrates first year in Neillsville By June Thompson Photos contributed For YOU Magazine ant a fun day trip that includes a bit of pampering? Try out Nomad Bodyworks in downtown Neillsville. It’s a short drive along scenic highways, and Nomad Bodyworks owner, Jennifer “Jen” Zink will customize your spa day to meet your specific needs. When Jen introduces herself, she expresses vitality for life and a joyous presence she shares with everyone she meets. Although Jen’s been a world traveler practicing a holistic medicine lifestyle, she has roots in Neillsville and has returned to help family. But in returning, she has brought her life experiences and has opened Nomad Bodyworks. Her business will celebrate a one year anniversary in June. Jen has led an interesting life: In her youth she learned exactly


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py, herbals and Eastern techniques at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine. She also attended the University of Western Australia for Sports Therapy. She’s had her own practice and been with the Australian Rules Football Club as a trainer/therapist. Jen also spent a great deal of time in southeast Asia studying, traveling and working. After returning to the states, Jen completed training as an orthopedic assistant and worked in sports medicine and orthopedics in Milwaukee. She also had her own massage practice. She’s worked in resorts and with NFL, NBA and Olympians. Jen’s approach to life and wellbeing is focused on helping people achieve optimum health through her techniques and education. Her philosophy includes “an indigenous fusion of bodywork from around the globe,” she says. “I take an integrative approach to bodywork, weaving modalities into each session from many different cultures, philosophies, spiritual traditions.” In her 25 years of traveling, learning and working experiences as a therapist, Jen says she found

a respect for the lifestyle and a love for sharing it with the community. One of her goals is to get her clients to know what to do at home — to continue self-care at home. “I teach relaxation techniques to alleviate pain for wellness,” she says. “I can’t do anything without having a health history. I take a lot of time with clients,” she says. “My goal as a therapist is for you to feel well body, mind and spirit.” Living this lifestyle, Jen has had more enjoyable experiences than she can possibly talk about. “There’s so much,” she says. But after consideration, she says the working with all the different cultures and traditions has made her life an adventure. The holistic lifestyle is a way of life in other countries, she says. Jen has hung up her backpack for now. Her mission is to share the nomad lifestyle with her clients through massage therapy, herbal treatments and education, meditation, self-care education. Nomad Bodyworks is a CPR and First Aid Test Center for the American Heart Association.

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Spirit of Women celebrates women of all ages By Tami Barber For YOU Magazine



fun, it’s sassy, it’s educational — and it’s all for

women. It’s Spirit of Women, a nationwide partnership of hospitals and health care systems that inspire health and wellness on a local level, primarily through educational and entertaining events for women. Riverview Medical Center in Wisconsin Rapids is the only Spirit of Women hospital in the state of Wisconsin. “We like to refer to our events as ‘health-u-tainment’,” says Nan Taylor, Riverview’s director of business development and community relations. “Each event includes useful information on a specific health topic, tasty appetizers that relate to the topic, and a small gift that also ties into the event’s theme. There is also time for women to ask questions of the presenting physicians and health experts and to socialize with one another.” Riverview kicked off its Spirit of Women program in January, hosting a girls’ night out in the medical center’s lobby. The event featured the presentation “Head-

ing for a Brain Wreck,” by Riverview Family Clinic Neurologist Dr. Dominic Cardelli. Cardelli discussed the effect stress, anxiety and multitasking can have on the brain. The evening also featured “Food for Thought,” including brain-healthy food information, appetizers and recipes, and a sushi rolling demonstration complete with samples. Riverview will host a Spirit of Women gathering about once a month. Events have included bone health and osteoporosis, pelvic health and foot and ankle issues. Upcoming themes are “Day of Dance” for the entire family, teen talk, sleep issues, diabetes and/or thyroid issues, a glamorous girls’ night out and financial health. The gatherings are upbeat and fun, while the professionals tackle issues for and about women’s health. Almost 180 women attended the Riverview Spirit of Women event “South of Your Border” in March at the Wisconsin Rapids

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Almost 200 women filled the Gilbert & Jaylee Mead Auditorium in the Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre for Riverview Medical Center’s Spirit of Women “South of the Border” presentation. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Community Theatre. The women enjoyed a nacho bar before hearing about all topics “south of your border” from Riverview Family Clinic’s team of three female OB/GYNs. They also learned about the boutique services now available at Riverview Family Clinic, including Botox and dermal fillers. Riverview Family Clinic podiatrist/foot and ankle surgeon Dr. James Torhorst discussed how to choose cute shoes that won’t hurt your feet and treatment options for those who already suffer from the “agony of de feet.” As with all events, the women enjoy questions and answers,

refreshments, a Riverview Spirit of Women gift and door prizes. Membership is free to all women and includes advance notice of events via email. Members also receive a free subscription to E-Spirit — a quarterly, national electronic magazine filled with information about health and healthy living. Go to and click on the Riverview Spirit of Women icon at the bottom of the home page to join or for more information. Tami Barber works in marketing and communications at Riverview Medical Center in Wisconsin Rapids.

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Giving Hope A Home New public television show provides information, help


ARSHFIELD — Receiving a

cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and Marshfield’s American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, one of 31 in the nation, excels at making the cancer journey less confusing and frightening. Not only does Marshfield’s American Cancer Society Hope Lodge serve as a “home away from home” for guests, staff members recently found a creative way to bring their message of hope into every home, through a new series that debuted on Marshfield Community Television. “Giving Hope A Home” is a production featuring the programs and services of American Cancer Society, specifically Hope Lodge. Co-hosts Hope Lodge Manager Joleen Specht, medical oncologist Dr. William Hocking, and administrative assistant Jewel Quelle discuss subjects and answer questions related to the free lodging program, cancer news and information and other available resources. The program began as a casual suggestion from MCTV Coordinator Dan Kummer but has blossomed into an extensive program featuring everything from tours of Hope Lodge to discussions on cancer treatment. “We have covered the basics of what cancer is, radiation and chemotherapy and plan to cover some specific cancers such as blood cancers, prostate and breast, as well as colon, etc.,” says Joleen, who in addition to hosting the program, is credited as the executive producer, script writer, editor and set designer. “In future episodes we hope to

TO WATCH “Giving Hope A Home” airs at the following times on Marshfield Community Television Channel 98 and Digital Channel 989 (Charter Cable), with new episodes debuting monthly: 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday The shows also live stream and are archived at

interview other oncology physicians and other health professionals, and volunteers as well,” she says, adding that the goal is to raise awareness of Hope Lodge in other communities as well because it is those who live in other communities that utilize the lodge, and to educate those locally on Hope Lodge services. “I think it is very important to give people information in real terms and educate them about the services of American Cancer Society,” she says. Hope Lodge is more than just free lodging; it is a support group for the cancer patients and caregivers that stay there. Joleen says she enjoys the opportunity to let viewers peek inside Hope Lodge and meet some of the courageous patients they have the privilege of meeting and hopes that being able to share that experience and their presence will help ease the burden for cancer patients seeking treatment in one of the facilities near a Hope Lodge. Along with Joleen, Jewel, who acts as producer, script writer, videographer, editor, and set designer, also has undertaken the tasks of learning and managing everything from script writing to

Joleen Specht, Jewel Quelle and Dr. William Hocking have worked together to produce television programs about cancer information and the work of Marshfield’s Hope Lodge. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO. extensive knowledge and exset design to operating the campertise in Oncology is Dr. Hockeras and then editing the footage. ing, and the blending of his med“What a ride it’s been!” says ical proficiency with Joleen and Jewel. “From imagination to proJewel’s creativity results in an duction, Joleen and I have certainentertaining and educational ly learned a lot and have played program. multiple roles.” Joining the women with his

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COOL FOOD FOR HOT DAYS Compiled by YOU Magazine staff

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Rainbow Fruit & Cheese Kabobs Many people are taking advantage of warmer temperatures and increased hours of sunlight to get fit. As they do, they’ll be looking for ways to fuel their efforts. Enter dairy, a protein powerhouse that provides numerous benefits to active individuals. The perfect addition to snack or mealtime, dairy foods offer a convenient way to add the protein needed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Ingredients: 6 straws (8-inches or longer) 6 ounces Monterey cheese, cut into 18 cubes 1/2 cup strawberry halves 1/2 cup cantaloupe, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1/2 cup pineapple, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into 6 pieces 1/4 cup blueberries 6 purple grapes To make a rainbow for each kabob, thread onto a straw a piece of cheese, a strawberry halve, a cantaloupe cube, a pineapple cube, another piece of cheese, a piece of kiwi, 2 blueberries, a grape and another piece of cheese. Repeat pattern with remaining straws. Makes 6 servings. Courtesy of and Family Features.

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Breakfast Push Pops Add some sweetness to your morning and try Breakfast Push Pops for a hands-on treat kids will love. Watermelon Slice Popsicles are an easy, fun take on a traditional watermelon slice, and the built-in “handle” makes cleanup a breeze. Ingredients: Diced watermelon chunks Yogurt of choice Granola Push pop molds, sold at most restaurant supply stores Layer watermelon, yogurt and granola into molds and top with yogurt and watermelon chunks. Optional: Freeze push pop molds for breakfast on the go. Courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board and Family Features.

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Martori Kandy Lemondrop Wrap Martori Kandy Lemondrop Melon, removed with melon baller 8 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto Âź cup reduced balsamic vinegar 20 toothpicks or cakepop sticks Wrap each ball with a slice of prosciutto, secure with toothpick or cakepop stick. Drizzle balsamic vinegar reduction on serving tray. Arrange wrapped melon balls on platter. Refrigerate until serving. Courtesy of Martori and Family Features.

More summer recipes Tropical Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette 6 slices bacon 1/3 cup pineapple juice 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Ÿ cup olive oil Freshly ground black pepper to taste Salt to taste 1 (10 ounce) package chopped romaine lettuce 1 cup diced fresh pineapple ½ cup chopped and toasted macadamia nuts 3 green onions, chopped

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1/3 cup flaked coconut, toasted Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Combine pineapple juice, red wine vinegar, oil, pepper and salt in a lidded jar or cruet. Cover and shake well. Toss lettuce, pineapple, macadamia nuts, green onions and bacon together in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Garnish with toasted coconut. Makes 6 servings. Courtesy of

Super Summer Salsa 2 (10 ounce) cans sweet white corn 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans ½ red onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1/1 cup sugar ½ cup rice wine vinegar Salt to taste In large bowl, stir together corn, beans, onion, red pepper and sugar. Stir in rice wine vinegar, and season with salt. Serve with chips.

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Young high school grad writes about her experience not having a boyfriend For YOU Magazine


wo years out of Spencer High School, Stacey Springob has traveled the country and attended TV shows such as The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In less than a year she's seen stars like BeyoncĂŠ, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga in concert and even went to the American Music Awards. Stacey Springob is the girl who seems to have it all, but there is one thing she's never had: a boyfriend. So she wrote a book about it, and can officially add "published author" to her list of accomplishments. After just 14 months of writing, revising, publishing and marketing, Springob is proud to release her first book, "What I've Learned From Never Having a Boyfriend." "One day, in the middle of my freshman year of college, the idea just hit me," said Springob. "I wrote the book in my dorm room, revised throughout the summer and fall, and began the publishing process the end of 2013." Springob attends the University of Wisconsin-Stout, studying professional communication and emerging media. She has received the Chancellor's Award for her academic achievement, and during the past year has been on exchange in both California and New Jersey. Springob believes her stable family life, high school involvement in activities such as student council, FFA and choir, and travel experiences have taught her the value of taking time to be single as a young adult. "I think it's crucial when you're

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a teenager or in your 20s to take time to learn about yourself," said Springob. "I've met too many people around my age who let one person hold them back from things like going to their dream college or traveling to another country, so that was what motivated me to write my book. I think schools often avoid the topic of relationships, when really it should be discussed more, so I decided I could be the voice for this subject. Since I'm the same age as my readers, we can relate to each other. My book is a conversation with my readers as much as it's about what I've learned from being single my

entire life." Springob already has more than 1,500 followers on social media, and she is determined to continue building her audience. On a regular basis, she posts videos, pictures, top 10 lists and related articles, which has helped her grab readers' attention. "I want my audience to be a community," she said. "I want to create a place people can visit online and get advice from me or people the same age. We're all growing up together, so we might as well learn from each other." Springob said she wants to become a youth speaker with her book, so her next steps will be to

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Retired science teacher educates through


Story and photos by Kris Leonhardt For YOU Magazine


WEN — Science may be a

difficult topic to explain to children, but local retired science teacher Jan Stommes has started a series of books that will change your mind and engage your children. “I was shocked at how little basic science that my sophomore students had when I started teaching science, years ago. As a scien-

tist, I found it appalling,” explains Jan Stommes. “Students should be learning a broad range of science through elementary and junior high, so they can explore more specific avenues in science when they get to high school.” Jan, an internationally renowned artist, retired from her position as a biology teacher for the Spencer School system in 2012. Locally, she is noted for her storybook home, but she now aspires to be noted for a different type of storybook.

A character from Jan's book The Peculiar Platypus. “I want to help parents educate their children about science, make science fun to learn, and enable parents to answer their children’s questions by having information sections in my books to help them out,” she adds. Jan began writing for children during the summer of 2012, when she brought the world of the platypus to life in “The Peculiar Platypus.” She later shed some light on other mysterious mammals in “The Enchanting Echidna” and “The Puzzling Pangolin.” In addition to her science and art background, Jan gains inspiration from her family during the creative process. “When writing my books, I remember how my children would sit and listen to me read expressively,” she says. “I would read to them for as long as my voice held out. I think about what

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caught their attention. “‘Grandma and Grandpa are Trapped in the Computer’ was written after visiting our son and his family in Palo Alto, California,” recalls Jan. “While there, our then 3-year-old granddaughter said two things: ‘Grandma ... you’re here! You aren’t in the computer anymore!’ and ‘Grandma ... you’re so big!’” On the flight back from California, Jan was pondering the thoughts that may have been in her granddaughter’s mind and began penning her next educational series. “I get really bored on plane flights,” she jokes. “So, these books really help me pass the time.” These visits have inspired future volumes, including one of a young girl flying with her family and another when the father is

trapped in a smartphone on a business trip. Jan’s latest release, “Carbon is Cool,” educates children on carbon from the chemical element’s point-of-view. “Earth is a carbon-based planet. Lack of knowledge about the function of the carbon cycle can lead to misunderstanding about the real role of carbon on our planet,” adds Jan. Her upcoming projects include an addition to her marsupial series, on dunnarts, as well as an ABC science series. Jan was a scientist long before she became an artist. Through her

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Sun protection for you and your family By Dr. Vijay Aswani | For YOU Magazine

M Dr. Vijay Aswani is a med/peds physician at Marshfield Clinic. He sees children and adults for primary care.

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ake the most of great weather, but before heading outdoors, plan to limit exposure to sun and ultraviolet, or UV, rays to protect you and your family. Tanned skin is damaged skin and even a few serious sunburns can increase a child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. . UV protection is important all year and especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. So, follow this sound advice for sun protection: » Stay in the shade, especially during midday hours. » Wear clothing covering arms and legs. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants are best, but not always practical. Choose T-shirts, long shorts or beach cover-ups and apply sunscreen or stay in the shade. » Wear wide-brimmed hats that shade face, scalp, ears and neck. Baseball caps don’t protect ears and neck. » Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block UVA and UVB rays. Too much sun exposure early in life can lead to cataracts later. » Apply sunscreen every two hours with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, with UVA and UVB protection. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside especially on ears, nose and tops of feet. Use lip balm with sunscreen. » Check sunscreen expiration dates. Most are good for two to three years. Shake the bottle to remix ingredients. » Take sunscreen to reapply, especially after swimming or exercising. Also, reapply waterproof and waterresistant products. » Put sunscreen on first if you are going to wear insect repellent or makeup. » Avoid indoor tanning, since it


exposes you to UV rays. Sunscreen should not be used to prolong time in the sun, especially for children. When it comes to babies younger than six months old, keep them out of direct sunlight and

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protect them with clothing and hats. Damage can happen quickly. Unprotected skin can be damaged by UV rays in as little as 15 minutes, though it can take up to 12 hours to show the sun’s full effect.

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s we are well into spring cleaning and starting our summer travels, it is important to ensure that your child’s car seat is safe for use. Car seats, like the milk in your fridge, expire. Would you give your child expired milk? The expiration date of a car seat can be found on the manufacturer’s label or stamped into the plastic of the seat. If there is not an expiration date listed, a general rule is most seats expire six years from the manufacture date. Seats used after their expiration date may not be safe or hold up in a crash. Car seats are made of plastic. Over time, the plastic can become weak and may not withstand the forces of a crash. Car seats purchased secondhand can be dangerous as well. The history of the car seat is often unknown and the seat may have been involved in a crash, be recalled, expired or have missing or damaged parts. In many cases, you cannot see the damage just by looking at the seat. There is no guarantee for safety when purchasing a used car seat at a garage sale or

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EILLSVILLE — There’s a gem that attracts tourists every

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year and it’s only a short drive from home — the 1964 and 1965 New York World’s Fair Wisconsin Pavilion on Highway 10 in Neillsville. It has been a landmark in the Neillsville community for five decades. The Wisconsin Pavilion served as the main entrance and exhibit for the state of Wisconsin. Locally owned and operated by Kevin and Peggy Grap since 1985, the Pavilion currently houses Pavilion Cheese & Gifts and three radio station: WCCN 107.5 FM — The Rock, WCCN 1370 AM and WPKG 92.7 FM. Central Wisconsin Broadcasting Inc. purchased the dismantled Wisconsin Pavilion in 1966 from Ivan Wilcox of Boscobel and brought it to summer 2014

Neillsville. Architect John Steinman oversaw the project of resurrecting the Pavilion. “We often notice people driving by only to turn around and come back,” Peggy Grap says. “Our favorite moment is when visitors enter the building and their focus is drawn upward in awe of the structure.” When tourists visit, they learn the building is the original structure that was dismantled and reassembled in Neillsville. “People visiting our community are intrigued by the Wisconsin Pavilion and Chatty Belle (the 16 foot high model of a Holstein cow),” she says. “They are complimentary of what a quaint town we have.” A uniquely one-of-a-kind architectural structure with Mid-Century Modernism, the Wisconsin Pavilion was placed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places, Nov. 20, 2010, and the National Register of Historic Places Feb. 14, 2012. Local resident Pat Lacey researched, prepared and presented the application to the Wisconsin Historic Society in Madison. At the entrance of the Pavilion visitors view the rock garden and fountains. “Children love the gardens,” Grap says. “Inside the Pavilion, tourists can view a private collection of New York World’s Fair memorabilia and John Steinman’s original scale model of the proposed Wisconsin Pavilion.” Near the Pavilion is Chatty Belle, the world’s largest talking cow. She was added shortly after the construction of the Pavilion. Chatty Belle is 16 feet high at the shoulders and 20 feet long — seven times larger than the average Holstein. According to Grap, Chatty Belle is quite famous and draws her share of attention. Tourists interested in souvenirs will find something special at the Pavilion Cheese & Gifts gift shop. “Our focus is to bring the best of Wisconsin to our customers with an emphasis on exceptional

A miniature Pavillion Cheese and Gifts overlooks the rest of the store.

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Cheese and fudge display. local cheese, delicacies crafted in Wisconsin and boutique wine offerings,” Grap says. Tourists seek out locally craft-

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Gouda, buffalo wing jack, chocolate cheese fudge and blueberry white cheddar. “Guests from outside Wisconsin are most appreciative of mouthwatering cheese that often pales in comparison to what is available in their home state,” Grap says. Other Wisconsin treats include: beer cheese soup, maple syrup, cheese curds, sausage, Wisconsin T-shirts, and wood carved souvenirs.

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Improving finances one penny at a time Story and photos By Kris Leonhardt For YOU Magazine MARSHFIELD — When she was 15 years old, Kacey DeWitt had planned a career sitting behind a desk. The desk she had envisioned, however, was one very different from where she now works. “I always thought that I was going to be a math teacher,” explains Kacey. “The schedule would be wonderful.” Knowing that she wanted to work in the numbers field, Kacey entered college to pursue a degree in accounting, but she soon came to realize that this wasn’t where she belonged. “I was bored,” says Kacey. “I needed more people interaction.” An advertisement led her to a car dealership, where she helped set up a financial department before becoming the general sales manager. She spent 12 years in the automotive industry, but when her father became ill, she began considering something more meaningful. “He said, ‘I think you could be doing something better for people,’” recalls Kacey. “He thought I should look for a career where I could help people and feel good about it.” While rolling over her 401K policy, Kacey met an Edward Jones adviser who led her to a position where she could do just that. In 2007, Kacey opened a third branch of Edward Jones in the city of Marshfield, where she could help people reach their financial goals while providing them with a distinguishable level of care. Her office is located at 1031 W. McMillan St. in front of the Prairie Run complex. “The thing is trying to control my business, so I can take care of the people I have. ...With too many clients, you don’t give anyone good service,” says DeWitt. “Nobody will be forgotten. If anyone leaves, it will just break my heart.” Kacey’s drive and determination is not only evident in her desire to help people, it is also quite apparent as you look across the hall from her office. Situated on the room’s floor are 23,000 pennies that cover the entire length of the floor. Each penny is made of copper, minted prior to 1981, which warranted a nine-month long search by Kacey to find enough pennies to fill the area. Each penny was then glued to the

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Kacey is in the process of covering one of her office floors with pennies. floor one by one. “Someone posted it on Facebook and a friend saw it and showed it to me,” explains Kacey. “Once I had my mind made up, I figure out a way to get it done.” Kacey plans to eventually cover the entire floor space with pennies. “It’s going to take a few years, but it’s going to be unique.” Like the monotonous job of sorting pennies, Kacey’s job hasn’t always been easy. “This job summer 2014

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t is said that, “Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” As parents, we know our children observe our every action, including gaffes that we hope will go unnoticed. We have those hopes because we know our actions speak loudly. Start early, and you’ll lay the groundwork for financial security later on. Parents shape the way children manage money more than anyone or anything. Children actively absorb the way moms and dads pinch pennies, or make mistakes with money. In today’s consumer world, children are often on the front line of spending. With a bit of effort, parents can help turn that trend around. Modeling money smarts takes a serious parental commitment. The goal is to raise children who have the emotional, spiritual and moral backbones to receive the financial legacy you might leave them one day. The key to raising money smart children is found in consistency, boundaries and allowing your children to both win and fail when it comes to both finance and life. Parents should consider the behaviors they’re modeling to their children by first asking themselves: » Do I suggest that shopping is entertainment? » Do I wait for an item to go on sale? Do my children see me economize? » Do I regularly clip and use coupons? Do I send in rebate offers? » Have my children ever seen me save up for large purchases or do I whip out the plastic when there is something I want? » When I make large purchases, do I research brands and

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Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts (208 S. Chestnut Ave., Marshfield; 715-389-8999, » Paul Thoresen photography: Opening reception noon to 3 p.m. May 31. Exhibit runs through June 27. Exhibit and free activities for families and children. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, also during performances and by appointment. Governor Upham Mansion (212 W. Third St., Marshfield; 715-387-3322, » Restored home of former Wisconsin governor William Henry Upham, this house represents midVictorian architecture at its finest. Featured exhibits will be baskets — “A Tisket a Tasket” and spring hats — “Easter Parade” during the months of May and June; and tea cups and tea pots — “Tea for Two” during July and August. Upham Mansion is open for public tours from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. LuCille Tack Center Gallery (300 School St., Spencer; 715-659-4499, » Artwork by Spencer High School students: Ongoing through May 30. Exhibits may be viewed at the time of a performance or by appointment. New Visions Gallery (Marshfield Clinic lobby, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield; 715-387-5562, » “Longing & Lace” featuring works by Sara Merkel and homemade lace from the collection of the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Ongoing through June 20. » “Culture & Agriculture”: Runs June 30 to Aug. 29. Opening reception 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 29 with live music. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The Highground Learning Center (W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville; 715-748-4224, » “Highground history — Fireworks/Freedom Celebration, and “One Person Crying”: On display during June. » “Highground history — Liberty Bell, Meditation Garden, Korean Tribute and Stones, and “One Person Crying”: On display during July » “Highground history — Ride to Remember, Bike Tour, Learning Center, Tom’s Original Ride and “One Person Crying”: On display during August. Learning Center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Music Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts (208 S. Chestnut Ave., Marshfield; 715-389-8999, » Irish music open sessions: 7 p.m. June 6 and Aug. 1. All invited to share their talent and mutual interest. » We Banjo3: 7 p.m. Aug. 7.

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Columbia Park band shell (201 W. Arnold St., Marshfield.) » An Afternoon of Music with Xoe Wise and Jayme Dawicki: 6 p.m. May 31. Monetary support and donations for food pantry appreciated. » An Afternoon of Music with Matthew Perryman Jones and Meg Hutchinson: Noon June 14. Monetary support and donations for food pantry appreciated. » An Evening of Music with Victoria Vox: 6 p.m. June 21. Monetary support and donations for food pantry appreciated. » An Evening of Music with Todd Carey: 6 p.m. July 4. Monetary support and donations for food pantry appreciated. » An Evening of Music with Gareth Asher & Steve Everett: 6 p.m. July 10. Monetary support and donations for food pantry appreciated. » An Evening of Music with Barnaby Bright: 6 p.m. July 19. Monetary support, and donations for food pantry appreciated. » An Evening of Music with Cereus Bright and Count This Penny: 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Monetary support and donations for food pantry appreciated. » An Evening of Music with Tony Furtado: 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Monetary support and donations for food pantry appreciated. Marshfield Fairgrounds Park Grandstand (513 E. 17th St., Marshfield; 715-387-1261) » David Nail concert: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. » Howie Day concert with special guests Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton and Anna Nalick: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. » Marshall Tucker Band concert: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29. » Ronnie Milsap: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 » Green River Ordinance with special guest SHEL: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. New Visions Gallery (Marshfield Clinic lobby, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield; 715-387-5562, www.newvisionsgal-

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June 1: Pie & Ice Cream Social, Upham Mansion, Marshfield June 5 to 8: Stratford Heritage Days, Klemme Park June 6 and 7: North Central Rodeo Days, Brecke Rodeo Grounds, Medford June 6 and 7: Clark County American Cancer Society Relay for Life, George Scherer Athletic Park, Greenwood June 7: Brew’s N Q’s Brewfest, Marshfield Curling Club June 7: Make A Wish Foundation truck convoy, Clark County Fairgrounds, Neillsville June 13: George Carden Circus, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park June 13: Tunes in the Zoo, Wildwood Park & Zoo, Marshfield June 13 to 15: Dorchester Days June 14: Zoofest, Wildwood Park & Zoo, Marshfield June 14: Flag Day ceremony, The Highground, Neillsville June 14: Race Night, Marshfield Motor Speedway June 14: WTPA Truck and Tractor Pull, Dorchester June 14 and 15: Camping with the Critters, Wildwood Park & Zoo, Marshfield June 14 and 15: Withee Days June 14 and 15: Gilman June Dairy Days June 15: Milladore celebration and parade; Milladore Park. June 18: Mid-day Mini Concert, New Visions, Marshfield June 18: Civic Band concert, Columbia Park, Marshfield June 18: Dairy Month Recipe Contest, Loyal City Hall June 18: Wild Wednesday, Wildwood Park Pavilion, Marshfield June 19 to 22: ABATE of Wisconsin Summer Hummer Rally, ABATE Acres, Greenwood June 19 to 22: Cranberry Blossom Fest, Wisconsin Rapids June 20 to 22: Willard Polka Fest, Willard Community Center

THINGS TO DO: MARSHFIELD AND SURROUNDING AREA June 20 to 22: Auburndale Music Festival, Auburndale Village Park June 21: Race Night, Marshfield Motor Speedway June 21: Gospel Fest, Clark County Fairgrounds, Neillsville June 21: Thorp Lions Demolition Derby, Northside Park June 22: Annual MARCC Garden Tour, Marshfield June 25: Wild Wednesday, Wildwood Park Pavilion, Marshfield June 25: Civic Band concert, Columbia Park, Marshfield June 27: Outdoor movie, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park June 27-28: Prairie Fire Children’s Theater “Pinocchio”; Pittsville Auditorium June 27-29: Edgar Firemen’s Homecoming Celebration June 28: WTPA Truck and Tractor Pull, Unity June 28: Fireworks, The Highground, Neillsville July 2: Concert in the Park, George Scherer Athletic Park, Greenwood July 2: Civic Band concert, Columbia Park, Marshfield July 3 and 4: Strawberries & Cream Festival, Medford July 3 and 4: Pittsville celebration including Fire Department Heart & Sole Road Race on July 3 July 4: Independence Day Observance, The Highground, Neillsville July 4: Polish Heritage Picnic, Northside Park, Thorp July 4 Festival Foods fireworks, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park July 4: Marshfield Clinic Family Fun Day, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park July 4: Race Night, Marshfield Motor Speedway July 9: Wild Wednesday, Wildwood Park Pavilion, Marshfield July 9: Concert in the Park, George Scherer Athletic Park, Greenwood. July 9: Civic Band concert, Columbia Park, Marshfield July 11: Parish Tractor Pull, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park July 11 to 13: Junction City celebration, downtown Junction City Park July 11 to 13: Neillsville Heritage Days July 11 to 13: Owen Junior Fair, Mill Pond Park, Owen

The Dairyfest Parade is Saturday, May 31. In this file photo Laurence Pankratz leads the way in his 1940 9N tractor as newer tractors follow him during the Dairyfest parade in downtown Marshfield Saturday, June 8, 2013. FILE PHOTO.

The Marshall Tucker Band will perform in concert Aug. 29 at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO. July 11 to 13: Summerfest, George Scherer Athletic Park, Greenwood July 12: Greenwood Summerfest 38-mile bicycle race and tour July 12: Race Night, Marshfield Motor Speedway July 12 and 13: Old School Marketplace, Owen July 13 to 15: WI State Guernsey Show, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park July 16: Wild Wednesday, Wildwood Park Pavilion, Marshfield July 16: Concert in Park, George Scherer Athletic Park, Greenwood July 16: Civic Band concert, Columbia Park, Marshfield July 18 to 20: Colby Cheese Days, downtown Colby July 19: Jamison Kampmeyer Memorial Walk/Run, Colby July 19: Levis Trow 100 Mountain Bike Race, Clark County Forest July 22: Race Night, Marshfield Motor Speedway July 23: Wild Wednesday, Wildwood Park Pavilion, Marshfield July 23: Concert in the Park, George Scherer Athletic Park, Greenwood July 23: Civic Band concert, Columbia Park, Marshfield July 24: Concert in the Park, West Side Park, Loyal July 24: Hot Time in the City Business After 5; BMO Harris Bank parking lot, Marshfield July 24 to 27: Liberty Classic Wisconsin Quarter Horse Show; Marshfield Fairgrounds Park July 24 to 27: Taylor County Fair, Medford July 25: WTPA Truck and Tractor Pull, Medford July 25: Outdoor movie, Central Avenue, downtown Marshfield July 25-26 Central Wisconsin Truckers Picnic, Mill Pond Park, Owen July 26: 10th Annual Hub City Days, downtown Marshfield July 26: Hub City Days Duathlon, UW-Marshfield/Wood County July 26: Sherry Tired Iron Tractor Show, Anderton Park, Sherry July 26: Family Fun Day, Munson Bridge Winery, Withee July 26 and 27: Sew and Sew Quilt Show, Timber’s Restaurant, Stanley July 26 and 27: North Central Classics & Customs Auto Fest, Medford City Park July 26 and 27: Lublin Days July 27: Fly-in/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, Marshfield

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Municipal Airport July 27: Slovenian Picnic, Willard Community Center July 29 to Aug. 3: Wisconsin Valley Fair, Wausau July 30: Wild Wednesday, Wildwood Station Pavilion, Marshfield July 30: Concert in the Park, George Scherer Athletic Park, Greenwood July 30: Civic Band concert, Columbia Park, Marshfield Aug. 1 to 3: Annual Highground Bicycle Tour, Neillsville Aug. 1 to 3: WI State Appaloosa Show, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park Aug. 1: ACS Relay for Life-Marshfield Area, Marshfield Middle School Aug. 1 to 3: Arpin Advancement truck and tractor pulls, and antique car show, Kandy Kane Park, Arpin Aug. 1 to 3: Curtiss Community Days Aug. 2: Race Night, Marshfield Motor Speedway Aug. 2: Chili-Fremont Firemen’s Dance Aug. 2 to 3: Curtiss Corners Quilt Show, Curtiss Community Hall Aug. 6: Wild Wednesday, Wildwood Park Pavilion, Marshfield Aug. 6 to 10: Clark County Fair, Neillsville Aug. 7: Mustache Party, Wildwood Station Pavilion, Marshfield Aug. 8 to 10: Ice Age Days, Rib Lake Aug. 8 to 10: First City Days, Red Arrow Park, Abbotsford Aug. 10: Old Tractor Show; Rudolph Community Park Aug. 13: David Stokes summer wildlife show, Wildwood Park Pavilion, Marshfield Aug. 14 to 17: Athens Fair, Veterans Memorial Park, Athens Aug. 15 and 16: Annual Ride to Remember Motorcycle Rally, The Highground, Neillsville Aug. 16: Race Night; Marshfield Motor Speedway Aug. 16: Zoo Crew; Wildwood Park, Marshfield Aug. 16: Main Street Car Show, Owen Aug. 16 and 17: Marshfield Area Kennel Club Show, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park Aug. 20: Mid-day Mini Concert, New Visions, Marshfield Aug. 22 to 24: Loyal Corn Festival Aug. 22 to 24: Central Wisconsin Steam & Gas Engine Club Show, Kurt Umnus Farm, Highway N, Edgar Aug. 27 to Sept. 1: Central Wisconsin State Fair, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park Aug. 29 to 31: Arpin Lions softball tournament, Kandy Kane Park, Arpin Aug. 30: Race Night, Marshfield Motor Speedway Aug. 31: Rock Dam Poultry Shoot, Rock dam Rod and Gun Club, Willard For more details, go to the Things to Do at

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THINGS TO DO: WISCONSIN RAPIDS AND SURROUNDING AREA EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS ALEXANDER HOUSE CENTER FOR ART AND HISTORY (1131 Wisconsin River Drive, Port Edwards, 715887-3442) The Alexander House, a Center for Art and History, is a combination of an art gallery with frequently changing displays and a museum that emphasizes local lumbering and the paper making industry. The center is located in a stately, old colonial home on the banks of the Wisconsin River. The Alexander House is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, or by appointment. » April Macham of Waterford, jewelry; Cathy Jean Clark of Neillsville, printmaker, through July 8. » Gene Wesley of Marshfield, oils; and a to-be-announced 3-D artist, July 11 through Aug. 26 » Brush and Palette Club, featuring local artists in various mediums, Aug. 29 through Oct. 7. CENTRAL WISCONSIN CULTURAL CENTER (240 Johnson St., Wisconsin Rapids, 715-421-4598;; or Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. » Pleine-Aire Workshops and “Canvas, Cranberries and Cranes” art exhibit, June 19 to 20 (Cranberry Blossom Fest) Opening reception, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 20. SOUTH WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM (530 Third St. S., Wisconsin Rapids, 715-423-1580, Museum hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays through Sept. 1. There is no charge

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for admission. Tours available. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. MUSIC » The Fat Babies, 7 p.m. June 12, McMillan Memorial Library Fine Arts Center, 490 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Free. 715-422-5136; » Janet Planet, 7 p.m. July 17, McMillan Memorial Library Fine Arts Center, 490 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Free. 715-422-5136; » Richard Smith, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, McMillan Memorial Library Fine Arts Center, 490 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Free. 715-422-5136; » Ronny Cox, 7 p.m. Aug.14. McMillan Memorial Library Fine Arts Center, 490 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Free. 715-422-5136; » Kids from Wisconsin, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, The Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, 1801 16th St. S. Tickets $14. Call 414-266-7067 for tickets or more information. THEATER AND DANCE » “Kaleidoscope,” presented by Dance with Pam dance studio. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 7 and 8, The Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, 1801 16th St. S. Tickets $9; call 715-421-5588 for ticket information. MISCELLANEOUS » Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce weekly Lunch by the River. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning the first Thursday in June and continues Thursdays through August in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Wisconsin Rapids. Food vendors and entertainment. » Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Youth Outdoors Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7, Lake Wazeecha Red Sands Beach. More than 20 outdoor related activities ranging from


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