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SNAPSHOTS From Adams, Juneau and south Wood counties June 2011


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Greetings to all our Lake Country Snapshots readers — and hello, summer!


t’s almost June, and activities are starting to fill the calendar almost as fast as the flowers beginning to bloom. Let’s hope summer arrives by its due date — June 21. The Rome Farmers’ Market kicks off June 10 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer in Alpine Business Park, off Highways D and 13. Stop by, and get some fresh goodies. Special events also are planned, including the popular “Chef on

the Square.” Christian Czerwonka of Christian’s Bistro, Plover, is June’s featured chef. His demonstration will begin at 9:30 a.m. June 24 in the gazebo. The Adams Flea Market also starts its season on Memorial Day weekend. The market is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holidays. It is sure to be a bargain shopper’s delight. For baseball fans, live action is only miles away. Check out the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters games this summer. Home


spruce up the summer home, whether you live in the lakes area full-time games are in this month’s shots in our next issue. or come for the summer. calendar. Since you’ll probably be Check out some simple The first day of sumspending a lot more time and savvy tips in this mer also happens to be outdoors, you’ll want to month’s issue to freshen Father’s Day — a great be sure to watch out for up the place. Don’t fortime to grill out. Whether ticks — and that includes get, we’re looking for the family decides to your pets. We’ve included lake homes to feature in cook for Dad, or Dad him- some valuable tips in this future issues. self dons the apron and month’s issue. Send photos and stories wields a spatula, there While outdoors, remem- to Deb Cleworth, content are some great recipes ber to be safe and smart editor, at deb.cleworth@ inside this month’s issue. when burning. Fire safety cwnews, lcsnaphots@ While Dad’s manning the tips and burning permit or mail to outdoor cooking, why not information is available Lake Country Snapshots, get some pictures of him at Daily Tribune, 220 action? We’d love to have estry/fire. First Ave. S., Wisconsin you share those classic It might be time to Rapids, WI 54494. Future

publication dates are June 17, July 14, Aug. 17, Sept. 14 and Nov. 18. Submission deadline is the first of the month prior to publication. Lather on the sunscreen, load up the bug spray and head outdoors. Don’t forget your camera — we want to see you in our next issue. Have a safe June — and send in those pictures!

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May-June Calendar of Events MAY » 20 to 22: Armed Forces Day

» 28: Austin Healey Band will play

celebration, Camp Douglas. Call 608-427-3104 or go to for more information.

from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Pines Clubhouse, Lake Arrowhead, 1195 Apache Lane, Rome. Call 715-3253341 for more information.

» 21: Wine Etc., a wine tasting

» 28: Annual Adams County Dairy

event at Tourdot Winery. Entertainment, food, music and raffle. Tourdot Winery, 3619 13th Ave., Wisconsin Dells. Call 608-339-0504 or go to for more information.

» 21: Monroe Prairie ATV Club

Breakfast. 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs cooked in a big kettle, potatoes, ice cream, cheese, and milk. Try your milking skills on a fake cow. Adams-Friendship Middle School, 420 N. Main St. Adults and students, $5; children younger than 5, $2. Call 608-339-6062 for more information.

meeting. 10 a.m. Cat’s Down the Road, 889 Highway 13. Go to for more information.

» 30: Memorial Day

» 21 and 22: Badger ProAm,

» 30: Adams Flea Market, 566

hosted by Wisconsin Archery Alliance. Registration starts before 7:30 a.m., shooting starts at 8 a.m. both days, with last shooting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Participants must shoot both days. Registration $30 for flights; $80 open divisions. Robinson Park, Wisconsin Rapids. Spectators welcome (bring a lawn chair). Call Mike Strassman at 715834-9975 to register or for more information.

» 21: Law Enforcement Day. Area agencies will be a site with equipment displays and information. Rapids Mall 555 W. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-4213500 or go to for more information.

» 22: Motorcycle Hill Climb, Dyracuse Motorcycle Recreation Area. Registration starts at 7 a.m., race begins at 11 a.m. Off of Highway 13 S. on Highway D. Call 715-886-3230 or go to for more information.

» 27: Grass Grinder Golf Scramble, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Morning times shotgun times available. Call 715-325-2968 for times, fees or more information.

» 27 and 28: Great Lakes Watercross Jet Ski Races. The Lure Bar and Grill, 1735 Archer Lane, Rome. Call 715-325-6555 for more information.

to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Demonstrations of period crafts; eat period foods and enjoy period entertainment under the big top. Enactments, walking tours, music, ethnic dancing. $5 per adult; $2 per child. Go to www.historicpointbasse. com, e-mail or call 715-886-4202 or 715-423-3120 for more information.

S. Main St., Adams, opens today on 14 acres, with 69 individual units and 100 outdoor tables. The market is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holidays (including Memorial Day). 7 a.m. vendor opening. Call 608-524-6343 for more information.

» 10 to 12: Baseball invitational The Visitors Center at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. (Submitted by Katie Goodwin)

Little Farmer Contest at 10 a.m., meet and greet Juneau County Fairest of the Fair and Junior Fairest of the Fair, karaoke, games, vendors and raffles. Call John Hamm at 608-847-3723 or e-mail for more information. Cost is $6 in advance, $8 at the gate. Children 5 and younger eat free with paying adult.

» 4: Youth fishing day, 9 a.m.

JUNE » 1: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Madison Mallards, 7:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 2: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Madison Mallards, 7:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 3: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Madison Mallards, 7:35 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 4: Juneau County Dairy Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Veteran’s Memorial Park, Juneau County fairgrounds, 1001 Division St., Mauston. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, cheese and beverages Activities include: Farm tour to Cattail Dairy Farms (transportation provided at $2 adult and $1 child),

Harvey’s Pond, Necedah. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Take a kid fishing and learn all about the sport. Educational programs, activities, games, and derbies promoting the sport of fishing. Free. Located off Highway 21, west of Headquarters Road in Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. 608-565-2551;

» 4: Summer safety day at the Rapids Mall, 555 W. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Check out summer activities and safety tips for kids. Call 715-421-3500 or for more information.

» 4 Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Battle Creek Bombers, 6:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 4: Monroe Prairie ATV poker run. Registration at 10:30 a.m., Cat’s Down the Road, 899 Highway 13, Arkdale.

» 4 and 5: Free fishing weekend at all Wisconsin State Parks, including Roche-A-Cri State Park, 1767 Highway 13, Friendship, 608-3396881; Buckhorn State Park, W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave., Necedah, 608-565-2789; Rocky Arbor and Mirror Lake State Parks, Wisconsin Dells, 608-254-8001;Devil’s Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo,608-356-8301; Mill Bluff, 15819 Funnel Road, Camp Douglas, 608-427-6692; and Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, W7996 20th St. W., Necedah, 608-565-2551.

sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Youth Sports Association. Teams from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin will competes in six divisions: 11 and younger, 12 and younger and 13 and younger. Mead and Kellner fields, Wisconsin Rapids. Call Greg Grundhoffer at 715 424 3055, e-mail info@wrysa. com, or go to for more information.

» 10 to 12: About 100 teams (from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota) will compete in the Rapids Kickers invitational soccer tournament. Washington School and Mid-State Technical College soccer fields. Call 715-423-6501 or go to for schedule and more information.

» 5: Roche-A-Cri state park open

» 11: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host

house. Free. 1767 Highway 13, Friendship. Call 608-339-6881 for more information.

Eau Claire Express, 6:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 5: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Battle Creek Bombers, 1:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 9: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host LaCrosse Loggers, 7:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 10: Rome Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alpine Business Park, Rome. Call 715-325-2483 for more information.

» 10 and 11: Point Basse Historical Society Pioneer Festival. 10 a.m.

» 12: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Eau Claire Express, 3:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 16: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Wisconsin Woodchucks, 7:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

» 17 to 19: Wisconsin Rapids Youth Sports Association fast pitch softball tournament. Girls compete in four divisions: 10 and younger, 12 and younger, 14 and younger, and 16 and younger. Kellner and Rob-

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Âť 27: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Waterloo Bucks, 7:05

Âť 18: Monroe Prairie ATV club meeting, 10 a.m. at Splash,

Âť 28: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Waterloo Bucks, 7:05

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Âť 18: Rome classic car/bike show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alpine Vil- ONGOING EVENTS ROME MUNICIPAL BUILDING, lage, Rome. Refreshments. Call Larry Halverson at 715-3256833 or e-mail for more information.

Âť 18 and 19: Adams Flea Market, 566 S. Main St., Adams, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 608-524-6343 for more information.

 19: Father’s Day


Âť Line dancing, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mondays Âť Bunco, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays Âť Tap dancing, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays Âť Wood carvers, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays


7:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

Âť Alpine Village Business Park, off of Highway D, Rome Âť 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays (starting June 10) Âť Call Judy McCormick at 715-325-2483 for more information.

Âť 22: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Wisconsin Woodchucks,


7:05 p.m. Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids. Call 715-424-5400 or go to for more information.

Âť 1047 Archer Lane, Rome Âť 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Labor Day weekend. Âť For park information and fees, call 715-325-8014 or 715325-8013 or go to

Âť 20: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters host Wisconsin Woodchucks,

 23 to 26: Annual Cranberry Blossom Festival in Wisconsin Rapids. More than 20 events including live music, parade, arts, crafts, cranberry blossom tours — and lots to eat. Call 715-423-1830 or go to for more information.

ADAMS FLEA MARKET Âť 566 S. Main St., Adams, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For information, call 608-524-6343.

Chewy, owned by Peg and Marv Klippel, won the crowd’s heart during last season’s Rome Farmers Market pet parade. (Submitted by Judy McCormick)

SHERMALOT WATER SKI TEAM  Performs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 29 through Labor Day) and Wednesdays (starting June 23 through Labor Day)  Lake Arrowhead Dam  Free.  Send calendar events to Deb Cleworth at deb.cleworth@ Include event and short description, time and place, any admission fees, and a number, e-mail or website address readers can go to for more information. Deadline for the July issue of Lake Country Snapshots is May 31. Don’t forget to send pictures of the fun at these events for upcoming issues.

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9:30 a.m. today. Christian Czerwonka of Christian’s Bistro, Plover. Alpine Business Park, Rome. Call 715-325-2483 for more information.

Âť 25: Monroe Prairie ATV scavenger hunt.

Âť 25: The South Wood County YMCA triathlon. A 1/4-mile lake swim, 14.5 mile bike ride, and 3.7 mile run. Call the YMCA at 715-887-3240 or go to for more information.

Rides, music, dancing, lumberjack shows, and food. Grand Rapids Lions Club, 36th Street South and Highway W. Call 715-424-1821 for more information.

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Habitat ReStore in Mauston Turning donations into affordable housing for local families MAUSTON — The ReStore in Mauston now is open for business. The store helps fund the expensive work of building and renovating homes through Habitat for Humanity, which partners with low-income families to renovate or build simple, decent homes. Habitat then sells the homes to those families at no profit and with a no interest mortgage. In the U.S., Habitat has served more than 400,000 families since 1976. A total of 1.6 million people — including more than one million children — now live in Habitat homes. The Juneau-Adams Habitat group has partnered with eight families since 2008, providing the benefit of safe and decent homes to 28 local children and 11 adults. The store’s Mauston location is an ideal location, said Jim Abbs, board president of Habitat for Humanity in Adams and Juneau counties, in a news release. Located two miles south of Mauston on Highways 12 and 16 (the old Hill Carpet Building), the store has 15,000 square feet and lots of parking. A wide variety of donated items, including new or gently-used furniture, appliances, cabinets, windows, doors, flooring, lights, tubs, sinks and other building materials, are available at the store. Because Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt organization, all donations yield donor tax deductions, which are attractive to everyone, from Home Depot to individuals, according to Abbs. Buyers also benefit, because dis-

Mauston Habitat ReStore check-out and furniture area with volunteer Paulette Jochumsen working as cashier.

counts commonly are from 40 to 75 percent. Nationally and across Wisconsin, Habitat ReStores are a huge success. There are 12 Habitat ReStores in Wisconsin, but none north of Mauston for more than 150 miles. The nearest, fully-functional ReStore is in LaCrosse. To reduce costs, a diverse group of dedicated local volunteers put in more than 100 hours each week at the Mauston ReStore. Volunteers help with everything from donation pick ups to pricing of merchandise, including help with maintenance of the store building. ReStores help communities in a number of ways: » ReStores prevent a lot of useable items from going into landfills, which saves money for local taxpayers and also protects the environment. In just the last four years, the Madison ReStore has diverted more than 2,500 tons of material from going into Dane County landfills. » Second, and impor-

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Eleven Adams-Friendship High School students qualifed to perform at the Wisconsin State Music Association Solo and Ensemble Festival on May 7 in Stevens Point. The students and their results are: » John Leja, marimba/ xylophone solo, first » Lincoln Ehlert, violin solo, first; Eb alto saxophone solo, second » Justin Cruz, baritone or bass solo, second » Ashley Larson, alto solo, second » Dallas Vinney, alto solo, second » Crystal Solomon, alto solo, second; musical theaterfemale role,second » Krystal Shachter, alto solo, second » Dixieland Band ethnic folk ensemble, second (John Leja, Lincoln Ehlert, Myke Rake, Katie Chipman, Richie Sternhagen, Dale Chetney, Alex Kobs and Kyle Paulson) » Sera Scurto and Kim Prophet, duet, second The 25th annual Country Jamboree is at 7 p.m. in the Adams-Friendship Middle School gymnasium, 420 N. Main St., Adams. Students, $2, adults $4. Call 608-3393921 extension 135, for more information.

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Thaine Cooney poses for a photo with Clifford, The Big Red Dog, during Adams County Kids Day, held April 8 at the Adams-Friendship High School. (Submitted by Aileen Cooney)

Left: The Easter Bunny took time during his busy day to take pictures at the Lake Arrowhead Easter Egg Hunt on April 23. (Submitted by Pamela Koeshall)

Below: Dressed in red, white and blue, friends of Uncle Sam take time for a photo during last spring’s Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. (Submitted by Vicki Ponedel)

Above: An inside view of the new Necedah National Wildlife Refuge visitors center. The 11,800 square foot facility includes staff offices, exhibit areas, a multi-purpose room, and bookstore. (Submitted by Katie Goodwin)

Left: An old car show was one of the draws at the annual Wisconsin Veterans Home at King open house in May. (Submitted by Vicki Ponedel)

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Create a fresh facade

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The dreary spring days are gone, and it’s the perfect time of year to change your personal scenery. If you’ve got a room, or even a whole house, that’s just begging for a makeover, wait no longer. Here are five easy ways to transform your space:

Hit the walls Not literally, as in demolition, but with a luscious color. Of all the ways to give a room a fresh face, painting is one of the quickest, least expensive and most effective routes. It’s instant gratification in a can. Exploring color choices is easy, too, as most paint companies offer sample sizes. Take it home, splash it on the wall, and live with it for a day or two. This small step can save you time and trouble in the long run.

Color has a powerful effect on our feelings, so consider the use of the room. Blues and greens have a calming effect, while reds rev us up, and pink is known to elicit an upbeat mood. Go from neutral to bold with an unexpected shade, or take baby steps by picking a color that is a deeper, richer version of the existing color. If the dining room has always been a deep, dark green, try a new perspective with a warm, light color. Either way, punch up any moldings by painting them a bright, semi-gloss white. Faux finishes and wallpaper are other quick fixes for tired walls.

Tap the material world Fabrics and textiles are the expressway to decorating heaven. Beautiful new bedding, decorative pillows and drapes all can make an amazing difference to any room. Keep the neutral living room, but throw in a stylish curve with zebra print pillows, a hot fuchsia throw or a lavishly patterned footstool. Take the dining room from staid to spectacular in a snap with splashy new table linens and accessoBeautiful Hanging Baskets

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Light the way Change the entire mood of a room with a flick of the switch. Amp it up or tone it down, but use lighting to your best advantage. Banish gloomy shadows with the addition of floor and table lamps, or change a traditional dining room chandelier to cool rise-andfall pendants. Some rooms, such as kitchens and baths, require overhead, taskspecific lighting, but most

other rooms benefit from the cozy glow of table and floor lamps. Branch Before out from white or ivory shades to colored ones for an instant shot of color and style. One tip to keep in mind: For a balanced effect and effective light, the width of the shade should roughly equal the width of the lamp’s base.

Shake it up Take a room from predictable to provocative with a dash of contrast. Is the living room cool and contemporary? Add an antique accent table, a








grandfather clock or an ornate mirror over the mantle to cause a stir. Bedroom blooming with floral prints and chintz? Quiet the riot of patterns with a sleek, solid accent chair or rich, solid bedding. Never be afraid of mixing it up — style is not set in stone, and adding the element of surprise keeps it all the more exciting. Unexpected combinations work well with color and fabric as well. For a room that’s primarily subtle in tone, introduce bold accessories in popping, punchy bright colors to wake up and shake up the room’s mood.

Plant an Idea Call on nature to add a lush, organic feeling to any setting. From ultramodern to traditional or Mediterranean decor, a magnificent plant creates a fresh focus. A soaring palm or a miniature citrus tree adds summer’s warmth any time of the year. Add natural beauty

to an entryway, or bring a burst of color to any room with flowering plants that bloom indoors. Choose brightly colored ceramic or glazed plant pots, and you’ve got another way to add new interest to the room.

Jill Livernash is an interior decorating consultant with Home Furniture in Wisconsin Rapids.

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Five culinary trends that will make summer entertaining sizzle


ummer entertaining season is about to heat up. Barbecue and traditional cookout fare will always have a place in warm weather menus, but sometimes you just want to shake things up a little - and bring some new ideas and flavors to the picnic table. If you want to spice up your summer entertaining, radio host, cookbook author and Certified Sommelier Jamie Gwen recommends you try these five hot culinary trends: » The “It” wine for summer Summer fare calls for a companion wine that’s clean, crisp and food friendly - and that’s Italian Pinot Grigio. While domestic varieties are lovely for sipping, Italian Pinot Grigios, like those from Ecco Domani(R), DaVinci(R) and Maso Canali(R), tend to have a fresh, clean taste that pairs better with food, and especially with the lighter cuisines of summer, Gwen says. In fact, culinary professionals are five times

more likely to prefer Italian Pinot Grigio to domestic when pairing with a summer meal, according to a recent online survey of members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. What’s more, you can find a fine Italian Pinot Grigio to fit a range of budgets - from about $10 to $11 for Ecco Domani, $12 to $13 for DaVinci, and $18 to $19 for Maso Canali. » The new cupcake Cupcakes were everywhere last year, from swanky Hollywood soirees to beach weddings. This year, French macaroons are the new cupcake. Made from almond flour or almond paste, French-style macaroons are available in a variety of flavors, such as passion fruit, chocolate, coffee and orange. They’re a light and airy sweet complement to a summer meal, especially when filled with buttercream or lemon curd. » The spice superstar This year, Spanish paprika (pimenton) nudges out chipotle and Sichuan peppercorns as

the spice superstar of the season. Paprika is a key ingredient in Spanish cooking and Spaniards use it in everything, from chorizo to scrambled eggs. Hot enough to stand up to summer’s sizzle, this smoked paprika is great for grilling, and adds zesty flavor to grilled chicken and meat. » Meatless Mondays Eating lighter, especially during summer months, is a definite trend for 2011. More Americans will be getting on board with the “Meatless Monday” initiative that encourages consumers to reduce their meat consumption by 15 percent. Reducing meat consumption can lead to better health for you and a better environment for all, proponents say. Plus, light salads and vegetarian dishes make for ideal warm-weather fare. » Korean fusion Food lovers and creative chefs have been blending cultures and ingredients forever, but you can expect to see even more melding of flavors this summer.


Korean influences and spicy flavors will be particularly pervasive, popping up in cuisines found everywhere from food trucks to backyard barbecues. Korean flavors

will excite the palate and make for an even more delicious summer. Here are two summer dishes that feature Italian Pinot Grigio. You can further enhance

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the flavor by serving them with an Italian Pinot Grigio from Ecco Domani, DaVinci or Maso Canali.

Adams Assembly of God 2202 Hwy. 13 South (608) 339-3878 Rev. Mark Stevens Sunday: 10:00 am; 6:00 pm Faith Baptist Church 150 Goggin St. •P.O. Box 279 (608) 339-2678 Rev. Steve Poludniak Sunday: 10:45 am & 6:00 pm Immanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 243 North Linden St. (608) 339-6102 Pastor John R. Krebs Sun: 9:00 am Mon: 7:00 am

St. James Catholic Church 100 Bartell St. (608) 427-6762 Father John Ofori-Domah Sat: 6:00 pm Sun: 10:30 am

Arising Christian Church 205 W. Second St. (608) 339-7766 Pastor Doug Schauer Sun: 10:00 am Thur: 7:00 pm

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 33458 Hwy. 21 (608) 427-3114 Rev. Maxine Gray Sunday: 10:30 am

Friendship Congregational Bible Church 100 S. Adams St. • (608) 339-9522 Pastor Richard Church Sunday: 9:30 am

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church 215 Douglas St. (608) 427-6592 Rev. Maxine Gray Sunday: 9:00 am DELLWOOD

Trinity Congregational Church 148 N. Grant St. (608) 339-6717 Pastor Richard Corning Sunday: 9:00 am

United In Christ Lutheran Church 1857 Hwy. Z (608) 564-7848 Pastor T. Christian Nelson Sunday: 8:30 am

Trinity Lutheran Church 110 S. Grant St. (608) 339-3515 Pastor Doug Steinke Sunday: 10:00 am


ARKDALE Trinity Lutheran Church 1650 Church Street (608) 564-7920 Rev. Terri Skildum Sunday: 8:00 & 10:15 am (except Holidays) BIG FLATS Big Flats Community Church 1326 Hwy. C (608) 564-7777 Pastor Milt Duntley Sunday: 9:30 am Zion Lutheran Church of Big Flats 886 Big Horn Ave. Pastor Doug Steinke Sunday: 8:30 am CAMP DOUGLAS Bethel Baptist Church N9498 First Ave. (608) 427-3580 Pastor Thomas Baker Sunday: 10:30 am & 7 pm

East Lemonweir Lutheran Church W8943 Cty. Rd. (608) 562-3946 Pastor Wendy Ruetten Sunday: 10:30 am Grace Lutheran Church 226 Erickson St. (608) 462-5398 Sat: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 110 Spring St. (608) 462-5875 Father Brian Konopa Sunday: 9:30 am Word of Grace & Truth Christian Fellowship 227 Main St. (608) 462-8932 Pastor Dale Toltzman Sunday: 9:30 am FRIENDSHIP Adams-Friendship Church of Christ 1183 Czech Ave. • (608) 3392645 Sunday: 10:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church 807 W. Lake St. • (608) 3393485 Father James P. McNamee Sat. 5:30 pm; Sun. 8:00 & 10:30 am The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 406 E. Lake (608) 339-9655 Bishop Dyer Sunday: 11:30 am GRAND MARSH First Congregational UCC 2537 Franklin St. (608) 296-3255 Sunday: 10:30 am LYNDON STATION St. Mary’s Catholic Church 117 Juneau St. (608) 666-2421 Father Ronald Zinkle SJ Sat: 8:00 pm Sun: 9:30 am MAUSTON Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church 701 Grove St. (608) 847-6690 Pastor Dan Dibbert; Assistant John Stake Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 am Bible Baptist Church 148 Grayside Ave. (608) 847-6059 Sunday: 10:45 am Church of the Nazarene 975 Nazarene Drive (608) 847-6299 Pastor Michael Postell Sunday: 10:45 am

Faith Christian Church N4691 Hwy. 12 & 16 W. P.O. Box 296 (608) 847-4019 Pastor Paul Shirek Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 am Wednesday: 7:00 pm


Mauston Church of the Nazarene 975 Nazarene Drive (608) 847-6299 Rev. Michael Postell Sunday: 10:45 am


Monroe Center Community Church 993 Hwy. Z Pastor Robert Collies Sun: 10:00 am

First Baptist Church W6295 23rd St. (608) 565-3880 Rev. Dr. Vernon H. Parks Sunday: 10:30 am

Mauston United Methodist Church 420 Suszycki Drive (608) 847-5964 Pastor Bob Kenas Sun: 8:15-9:15 am; 9:45-10:45 am

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic 2001 S. Main St. (608) 565-2488 Fr. Hector Moreno Sat. 4:30 pm Sunday: 8:00, 10:30 & 12:00

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church N6865 Evergreen (608) 562-3125 Father Amala Joseph Sunday: 8:15 am

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church 1106 S. Main St. (608) 565-7252 Rev. James Link Sun: 10:30 am Wed: 7:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 401 Mansion St. (608) 847-6054 Father Cheriyan Thomas Sat: 5:00 pm Sun: 8:00 & 10:30 am


St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-WELS 517 Grayside Avenue (608) 847-4108 Pastors: Joseph Fricke & Collin Vanderhoof Sunday: 7:45 & 10:30 am Mon: 7:00 pm

First Baptist Church 525 South Washington St. (608) 562-3519 Pastor Delbert P. Oatsvall Sun: 10:45 am & 7:00 pm

The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses N3540 Hwy. 58 (608) 847-4551 Sunday: 9:30 am The Lighthouse Church 318 E. State St. • P.O. Box 456 (608) 548-6222 Sun: 10:45 am Wed: 7:00 pm

Bethany Lutheran Church 618 W. River St. (608) 562-3807 Pastor Wendy Ruetten Sun: 9:00 am

Lone Rock Baptist Church N8197 6th Avenue (608) 427-6471 Pastor Ray Anderson Sunday: 10:30 am & 7:00 pm St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church 208 Allen Rd. (608) 562-3112 Pastor Martin Luchterhand Sun: 9:15 am St. Paul’s Catholic Church 408 River St. (608) 562-3125 Father Amala Joseph Sat: 6:30 pm Sun: 10:00 am

United Methodist Church 116 W. Bridge St. (608) 562-3811 Pastor Jury Sun: 10:45 am NEW MINER St. Paul’s Lutheran Church N15296 19th Avenue (608) 565-7252 Rev. James Link Sunday: 8:00 am QUINCY St. John’s Evangelical-LCMS 2823 Hwy. Z (608) 339-7869 Pastor T. Christian Nelson Sunday: 10:15 am ROME Lakes Area Christian Fellowship Rome Town Hall (715) 325-6026 Rev. Delbert Rossin Sunday: Informal Worship 9:30 am (bring lawn chairs) Woodland Lutheran Church (ELCA) 280 14th Avenue (715) 325-3686 Pastor Stan Kwiecien Sunday: 9:00 am WONEWOC St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran 119 Southeast St. (608) 464-3212 Pastor Kevin Cortez Thur: 7:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 am United Methodist Church 208 N. East St. (608) 464-3942 Pastor LaVerne Larson Sunday: 11:00 am



12 Lake Country SNAPSHOTS • June 2011

Strike while the season’s hot: Tips for avoiding flea and tick infestations


hough they may be hard to spot, don’t let fleas and ticks elude you this season. Spring is the unofficial start of flea and tick season — and the ideal time to begin preventatively treating your pet so it doesn’t get an infestation. Not only are fleas and ticks an annoyance for dogs, cats and pet owners alike, but they can also cause health issues. This flea and tick season is shaping up to be an intense one, according to Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Ph.D ., professor of entomology at the University of Georgia. Research shows that mild spring weather allows fleas and ticks to get an early start, meaning there will be higher pest populations this summer. “Flea and tick bites are always a cause for concern,” said Dr. Melinda Fernyhough, DVM, Ph.D., veterinarian and manager of scientific affairs at the Hartz Mountain Corporation. “Flea bites can lead to anemia, allergy dermatitis, an allergic reaction to proteins in flea saliva; and permanent hair loss or skin problems from scratching. “And that’s not all. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever — both of which can be trans-

mitted to your family.” Keeping your pets safe and protected is just as easy as maintaining your own health. Here are three tips: » Choose the appropriate flea and tick treatment. There are a variety of options to keep your pet healthy, including shampoos, sprays, topical treatments and collars. Topicals are the most popular

treatment and are applied monthly to your pet. For example, Hartz UltraGuard Pro Flea & Tick Drops are designed to kill fleas and ticks and prevent new fleas from appearing. » Carefully read the label. It is incredibly important to read and follow the directions on the label. Make sure to purchase the appropriate weight class

of product so you don’t put too much (or too little) on your pet. Never use a dog product on a cat or vice versa. And keep animals separated until the treatment dries, typically between 24 and 48 hours, to ensure your pet doesn’t ingest the treatment from another pet. » Check your pet regularly. Throughout flea and tick season, make sure to rub your hands through your pet’s coat on a regular basis to check for fleas and ticks. And keep an eye out for excessive scratching. Using a monthly treatment like Hartz UltraGuard Pro Flea & Tick Drops can help keep your pet protected month to month. It is estimated that last year alone over 70 million dogs and cats suffered from flea or tick infestations, according to Dr. Hinkle. So as the weather heats up, it’s important to educate yourself about caring for your pet during flea and tick season. To ask Dr. Melinda a question, find the appropriate treatment for your pet or learn more about Hartz UltraGuard Pro Flea & Tick Drops, visit Source: ARA content

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