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From Adams, Juneau and south Wood counties August 2012

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• Readers share photos • Calendar of events • Spice up the grill • Rome ‘N Fest

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Help us make Lake Country Snapshots YOUR publication


irst of all, hello. My name is Jamie Jung and I am the new content editor for Lake Country Snapshots. I have been the lifestyles editor for the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune and the Stevens Point Journal for about 10 years, and I am very excited to take on this new project. As its name suggests, Lake Country Snapshots was created as a way for people who live in or visit Adams, Juneau and south Wood counties to share their photos and stories with readers of the publication. Although it has deviated from that original purpose since its creation, my hope is that we’ll once again be able to fill the pages of Lake Country Snapshots with your photos. I have always loved taking photos, and my family always jokes that I never leave the house without my camera attached to my wrist or shoulder. Family vacations are my favorite place to capture images of my 6year-old daughter and her cousins; the smiles they have on their faces when they catch their “record-shattering” bluegills or toss bread to the cute, fuzzy ducklings are something I’m not willing to miss. And when it comes to candid shots, the messier the better. With that said, we want to know how YOUR family enjoys life in Adams, Juneau and south Wood counties. We want to share photos of family reunions, special

events, vacations to the area, sunsets, animal encounters and, of course, your prize-winning fish. We’ll also be seeking photos to display on the cover of our issues, which publish April through September and in November. We’ll ask you to share your photos with us, and then the staff of Lake Country Snapshots will select our favorite photo each month for that top honor. Of course, the other submitted photos also will be displayed JAMIE inside. JUNG I’m also hoping to highlight local amateur photographers in each issue of Lake Country Snapshots, and share some of their images from Adams, Juneau and south Wood counties. In this issue, you will find two pages filled with stunning images by Linda Brost of Wisconsin Rapids. Brost told me although she lives in Wisconsin Rapids, her heart belongs in Juneau and Adams counties, and you can definitely see that in her work. But don’t worry, you still will be able to find articles about past and upcoming events, calendar listings, and fun features and columns from Lake Country residents in each issue. If you have any ideas for things you’d like to see or

read in Lake Country Snapshots, or if you have suggestions for how to improve this publication, please let me know. You can call me at 715-345-2256 or email jamie. I look forward to working with all of you. Jamie Jung Content editor Lake Country Snapshots

Cover photo: Kyrea Malcolm, 17, of Nekoosa took this photo on June 26 while visiting her grandparents’ cottage along the Wisconsin Rapids. Kyrea will be a senior at Nekoosa High School in the fall.

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4 Lake Country SNAPSHOTS • August 2012

Avoid falling victim to popular elder fraud tactics


ccording to a 2009 study by MetLife, the elderly get scammed out of roughly $2.6 billion every year, and that’s just the losses that are reported. Many elder fraud victims never report the crime. Scammers often rely on similar tactics to commit fraud. A few of the most popular techniques are: » Grandma scams. “Hi Grandma! It’s your favorite grandkid calling, and I need your help.” Many seniors find it difficult to resist pleas like this and are more than willing to immediately wire money to their “grandchild” in need. The most important thing to do in this scenario is to verify the caller.

Most scammers will plead with their “grandparent” not to tell anyone, but if you receive a call like this the fastest way to determine if the request is real is to contact another family member. Do not wire money or provide a credit card number until you’ve verified the identity of the caller. » “Free” prize or cruise calls. Scammers call to inform an elderly consumer that they’ve won a sweepstakes prize or free cruise, they just need to send a “processing fee” or “cover shipping costs” to collect their winnings or tickets. Sometimes, these callers go straight to asking for credit card or bank account numbers. scam is to simply hang up. The best way to avoid this It is illegal to charge a fee

It can take 60, 90, even 120 days to get loan approvals from some lenders. At KeySavings Bank we can get your loan approved and closed in half the time or less. We’re the bank you keep.

to enter a sweepstakes. If the caller says you’ve won

a cruise, ask what cruise line is involved and then verify the contest. » Fake charities or startup companies. The “fake charity” is especially popular after a well-publicized natural disaster, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the tsunami in Japan. The scammer solicits “donations” and sometimes provides official-looking documents to prove the charity exists. Other scammers will offer wealthier elderly persons the “opportunity of a lifetime” to invest in a groundbreaking startup company. To donate or invest, go through a well-known company and verify the organization or charity through the Better Business Bureau.

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If you or someone you know has fallen victim to a scam, report it! You can call your local police department or contact the National Telemarketing Victim Call Center. The NTVCC also has resources for detecting and preventing scams before you become a victim. You can contact them or find out more at Submitted by Bruce Rokke, vice president of KeySavings Bank, with locations at 292 Matterhorn Trail, Rome, and 811 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Drive-up hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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Summer Calendar of Events Rattunde’s trip to the International Powerlifting Federation’s Sub-junior World Championships in Poland.

JULY » 20: Very Hungry Caterpillars Workshop, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Necedah Wildlife Refuge, Necedah. Children’s story time, butterfly viewing and craft. Contact 608-565-2551 or www.

» 20 to 22: Roche-A-Cri Lions Rec Days, Arkdale Lions Park, Arkdale. Softball and horseshoe tournaments, kids’ tractor pull, games, food, music. Saturday fireworks, weather permitting. Sunday pancake breakfast, car and truck show, parade. Contact 608-564-2053 or 608-564-7855 or » 21: Karner Blue Butterfly Festival, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Downtown, Black River Falls. Butterfly learning center; butterfly’s habitat sites; pancake breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 507 Main St.; 5K, 10K, half-marathon runs 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Field of Honor Park; parade 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; trolley rides 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., runs continuously to various sites of the festival, free; Show & Shine Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., parking lot on North Second Street and Harrison Street; Princess Tea 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact 715-284-1511 or 715-284-4684; Karner Blue Princess Coronation 11 a.m., stage on North First Street and Main Street; Kids’ Land 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., games and activities in Field of Honor Park; live music 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., North First Street and Main Street; live music, Copper Box 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; artists and crafters; museum tours; food, beer tent. Contact 715-284-2503 or info@downtownblackriver

» 21: 17th Annual Castle Rock Triathlon, 8:45 a.m. sharp, Castle Rock County Park, Highway Z, Friendship. Swim 1/4 mile, bike 16 miles, and run 3 miles; registration at visitadamscountywi. com/triathlon-registration-form or in the shelter at Castle Rock Park, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 20, or 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. day of event. Ten age divisions from age 15 to 60 and over; Clydesdale division for men over 200 pounds; Athena division for women over 150 pounds; teams division. Entry fee.

» 21: Rudolph Fire Department Street Dance, 4 p.m., Rudolph Fire Department, Rudolph. Live music, hamburgers, brats, fries and ice cream sundaes to benefit the Rudolph Fire Department and community needs. Contact 715-435-3740 for more information.

» 27 to 29: 50th Wisconsin Model A Reunion, Wisconsin Rapids. Although the event starts on Friday afternoon, the best time to come out and see the cars is Saturday morning, and again on Sunday. Participants and their cars will be involved in various activities Saturday afternoon which may take them away from the reunion grounds temporarily; event wraps up around 3 p.m. Sunday. Public is invited out to look at the cars and talk to the owners. Free event for spectators; charge for meals and refreshments. Location: South of State Highway 54, about 4 miles east of Wisconsin Rapids and about 11 miles west of Plover. From Highway 54, turn south on 72nd Street South (about 1/2 mile west of County Trunk U), take first road left into the clubgrounds. Signs will be posted. Contact wirapidsmodel@

» 21: Whodunit?, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Historic Point Basse, Nekoosa. Historic Point Basse, in conjunction with the community theater, will host this mystery solving party. Contact 715-4233120 or www.historicpointbasse. com.

» 21: Ginny & the Right Combination, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., New Lisbon American Legion, New Lisbon. Ladies’ Auxiliary will have food.

» 22: Old Car Display, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Travelers Inn and Convention Center, New Lisbon. Door prizes and dash plaques. Free show open to all makes and models 20 years or older. Food, cash bar, music and free parking. Contact 608-562-5141.

July 21: Karner Blue Butterfly Festival Public Library, 111 West State St., Mauston. Ginger Ale, Sierra Mist, Squirt, Dr. Pepper, and RB (Root Bear) perform tricks at Hatch Public Library. Free.

» 26: Community Sharing » 23: Mauston Community Band concert, 7 p.m., Juneau County Courthouse lawn, Mauston.

» 24: Spoon Man, 10 a.m., Hatch Public Library, 111 West State St., Mauston. Interactive comedy program for all ages; totally clean act never uses dirty silverware! Contact 608-847-4454 or

» 24: Soda Pups Dog Show, 2 p.m., Rome Municipal Building, 1156 Alpine Drive, Rome. Ginger Ale, Sierra Mist, Squirt, Dr. Pepper, and RB (Root Bear) perform tricks at Lester Public Library’s summer reading program. Free.

» 26: Soda Pups Dog Show, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Hatch

» 29: Boys & Girls Club Motorcycle Ride, registration 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., ride leaves promptly after 10 a.m. rider’s meeting (rain or shine), Donahue Super Sports, 6821 Highway 54 E., Wisconsin Rapids. Ride concludes at Heritage Park, New Lisbon. All makes and models welcome; proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area. $20 donation per cycle includes passenger, lunch and door prize ticket. Contact 715424-1762 or 715-424-2582.

» 29: Cowboy Church and Pot luck Picnic, 9:30 a.m., Reed Park, Second Street, Reedsburg. Church service with country gospel music followed by a picnic lunch and more country music. Open to all. Hosted by First Presbyterian Church, Reedsburg. Contact 608-524-2812.

» 31: Summer Speaker Series: » 28: Blues, Brews and BBQ,

» 22: “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.,” 2 p.m., Pittsville Schools Auditorium, Pittsville. Pittsville Area Community Theater’s family-friendly production filled with twists of fate, sight gags and hilarious comic lines; misunderstandings and mistaken identities will provide much of the humor. Contact

in Highland, Platteville, Kieler, Richland Center and Fennimore), and you will receive a souvenir wine glass. Contact 800-236-5555 or 608-929-7692.

Supper, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Commons area, Mauston High School, Grayside Avenue, Mauston. Share a meal with other members of the community. No charge. Contact April at 608-8479329 option 3 or april.martell@

» 26: “TeensRead @ the Library,” 6 p.m., Rome Municipal Building, 1156 Alpine Drive, Rome. Lester Public Library’s summer reading program for ages 13 and up. Free.

» 26: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball vs. Madison Mallards, 7:05 p.m., Witter Field, 521 Lincoln St., Wisconsin Rapids. Contact 715-424-5400 or www.

3 p.m. to 10 p.m., South Lake Center, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Food, games, entertainment by Bob Nichols & Friends. Contact

» 26: Pizazz -N- Jazz on the

» 28: Karners & Art, 10 a.m. to

Patio, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pines Clubhouse Patio, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Refreshments and music from BOOM 42 featuring our “Wine Guy” Cory Lesperance on drums. Contact 715-325-3341 or arrowhead.happenings@

11:30 a.m. children’s program, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. art technique and field exploration, Necedah Wildlife Refuge, Necedah. Contact 608-565-2551 or www.fws. gov/midwest/necedah/.

» 27: Mauston Community Band concert, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mauston High School Track, Mauston. Performance at the Relay for Life event.

» 27: Chicken Barbecue Supper at Relay for Life, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., track, Mauston High School, Grayside Avenue, Mauston. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Juneau County. Cost $9. Drive-up carryouts available.

» 27 and 28: Brat Sale Fundraiser, starting 10 a.m. both days, Bank of Mauston-Necedah, Necedah. Proceeds to benefit expenses related to Shannon

Historic Preservation, lecture 2 of 4, Historic Indian Agency House, Portage. Mike Jackson, chief architect of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, will speak on the importance and impact of historic preservation. Contact 608-742-6362 or

» 31: Lester Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Awards Day and Party, 2 p.m., Rome Municipal Building, 1156 Alpine Drive, Rome.

» 28: Antique Appraisal Event, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Adams County Public Library, Adams. Appraisal by Mark Moran. Fine art, furniture, toys, ceramics, glassware, clocks, costume jewelry, folk art. $15 fee supports the library. To reserve a spot, call 608-339-4250.

» 28 and 29: “Best of the Wurst” Wine Trail, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Burr Oak Winery, Kennedy Vineyards, N5873 Highway 12 and 16, New Lisbon. Visit one, two, three ... or all six wineries on this wine trail. Features locally made bratwurst, salami and sausages with fine artisan wines. Purchase of $10 per-person ticket will admit you to all six wineries (others located

AUGUST » 2: Adams Community Band concert, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friendship Village Park, Friendship. Enjoy a variety of music from area talent. Bring your own chairs.

» 2: Pizazz -N- Jazz on the Patio, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pines Clubhouse Patio, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Refreshments and music. Contact 715-325-3341 or arrowhead.

» 3: Sportsman’s Annual Poker Run Bike & Car Show, 5 p.m., Schultz Park, Highway 80/82 South, Elroy. Food and beverages, music by Black Knight DJ. American Mini Pullers at 7 p.m.;

6 Lake Country SNAPSHOTS • August 2012 Honey-N-Rust band, 8 p.m. to midnight. $2 per person or $5 a carload. Contact Mike Vierck at 608-495-0127 or email, or Brad Rott at 608-547-6972 or email; or go to www.sportsmansannual

Fairgrounds. Carnival opens at 5 p.m. $20 per wristband. Contact 608-339-6997.

fairgrounds, Mauston. Contact Colleen Schroeder at 608-8530754.

» 11: 4-H horse show, 8 a.m.,

» 13: Mauston Community

Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

Band concert, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Mauston High School, Mauston. Season finale.

» 3 and 4: Crazy Days, down-

noon, Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 11: County livestock auction, 1:30 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 11: Family Day Carnival rides,

» 3 and 4: Mauston City-Wide Garage Sales, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, throughout the city of Mauston.

» 4: Sportsman’s Annual Poker Run Ride, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. sign up, ride leaves at 11 a.m. sharp, rain or shine, Schultz Park, Highway 80/82 South, Elroy. You can pre-register at Shultz Park on Friday night. $15 per person or $25 a couple. Helping raise money for the Friends & Family Cancer Foundation for local cancer patients in their time of need. All money stays local to help cancer patients with utilities, groceries, gas for treatment visits. Contact Mike Vierck at 608-495-0127 or email, or Brad Rott at 608-547-6972 or email; or go to www.sportsmansannual

» 4: Sportsman’s Annual Poker Run events, CMA Mud Racing, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Schultz Park, Highway 80/82 South, Elroy. Auction, raffles, food and beer. Divided Highway band plays at 8 p.m. $10 per person. Contact Mike Vierck at 608-495-0127 or email, or Brad Rott at 608-547-6972 or email 99fatboy1971@gmail. com; or go to www.sportsman

» 4: Corvettes of the North Car Cruise, 6 p.m., starting from Lincoln High School, 1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids. Cars make a 21-mile loop and end at Grand Rapids Lions Park, 2411 36th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids. Music provided by DJ Brown Cruisin’ Sounds starting at 4 p.m. at the high school. After cruise concert, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Grand Rapids Lions Park, with Little Vito and the Torpedoes. Contact or www.corvettesofthenorth. com.

» 16: Juneau County Fair Grand-

» 11: Dress A Critter parade,

town Adams and Friendship. Sidewalk sales; craft sale Saturday in Lions Park, Adams (Main Street across from M & I Bank.) Contact Heidi at 608-339-6997.

August 4: Corvettes of the North Car Cruise » 4: Wildlife Series: Fisher, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Necedah. Contact 608-565-2551 or www.fws. gov/midwest/necedah.

» 4: Touchstone Energy Waterfest Venetian Lights Boat Parade, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., Castle Rock Lake, O’Dell’s Bay Marina, Osprey Drive, New Lisbon. Tune radio to WDKM-FM 106.1 for live broadcast; hear about all the boats, sponsors, and prize winners. Fireworks to follow parade. Contact 608-427-2070 or, or go to www.

» 4: Big Flats Fire Department Annual Street Dance Fundraiser. Contact 608-564-7754.

» 5: Corvettes of the North Car Show, gates open at 8 a.m., registration from 8 a.m. to noon, show open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grand Rapids Lions Park, 2411 36th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids. Trophies awarded in 14 classes; plus Club Participation, Best of Show, and Long Distance trophies. Cost per entry, $5. Event also includes swap meet. Contact webmaster@ or

» 6: Mauston Community Band concert, 7 p.m., Courthouse lawn, Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston.

» 6 to 10: Eco-Discovery day camp, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Necedah. Ages 9 to 12. To register, call 608-565-2551.

» 8: Adams County Historical Society Picnic, 6 p.m., McGowan House, Main Street, Friendship. Contact 608-339-7732.

» 9: Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation Golf Outing, 11 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start, 5 p.m. reception and banquet, Castle Rock Golf Course. Registration deadline is Aug. 1. Contact Shawn at 608-847-1439 or www.

» 9: Wristband Carnival night, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Carnival opens at 5 p.m. $20 per wrist band. Contact 608-339-6997. » 9: Celebrate history of AdamsFriendship Speedway, 6 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997. » 9: Adams Community Band concert, 6:30 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. » 9: Live music by Kommissioners, 8 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997. » 9: Pizazz -N- Jazz on the Patio,

1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. 20 tickets for $10; or $1 each. Contact 608-3396997.

» 11: Live music by Two Left Feet, 3 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

Golf Benefit, 9 a.m., Lakes and Pines Golf Courses, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Raises funds for cancer research at Marshfield Clinic. Prizes, hole-in-one events, food and beverages, etc. To register, call 715-325-2904.

» 15: Juneau County Fair Junior Dog Agility Show, 4:30 p.m., fairgrounds, Mauston. Contact Colleen Schroeder at 608-8530754 or www.juneaucountyfair. com.

stand Show, 7:30 p.m., Three Hills P.R.C.A. Rodeo, grandstand, Juneau County fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Tickets at gate, $15 adults, $10 children (6 to 12 years), free for children age 5 years and younger. An “All Grandstand Show” wristband for the 2012 Juneau County Fair is available for $39 adults and $29 children (6 to 12 years). Contact 608-847-6192 or

Kick, 3 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 11: Carnival rides at regular price, 6 p.m. to close, Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 11: Live music by David Church, 7 p.m., Grandstand, Adams County Fairgrounds. Hear the legend of Hank Williams. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 11: Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital Annual Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Garage, Moundview Memorial Hospital, 402 W. Lake St., Friendship.

» 11: Rummage, Brat Sale, and Raffle, Necedah Town Hall, Necedah. Necedah Power Lifters Club benefited by proceeds for local, state and national meet expenses.

» 12: Carnival rides at regular

» 10: Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital Annual Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Garage, Moundview Memorial Hospital, 402 W. Lake St., Friendship.

» 12: Demolition Derby, 1

price, noon to 6 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Carnival closes at 6 p.m. Contact 608-3396997.

» 7: Dog show, 6 p.m., Adams

Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

p.m. to 7 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Compact, mid-size, full-size cars; mid-size trucks, vans, SUVs. Heat events first, followed by feature events. Contact 608-339-6997.

County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 10: Antique and Farm Tractor

» 12: Crowning of the Fairest, 6

» 8: Adams County Chamber

Pull, 5 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 10: Wristband Carnival night,

» 12: Juneau County Fair Junior

6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Adams County

and Open Dog Show, 1 p.m.,

“Business After 5,” 5 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact 608-339-6997.

» 14: Lake Arrowhead Charity

» 11: Youth Football Punt-Pass-

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pines Clubhouse Patio, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Refreshments and entertainment by Galynne & Mark. Contact 715-325-3341 or email arrowhead.

» 10: Pedal Tractor Pull, 3 p.m.,

and Open Beef Show; 5 p.m., Tri-Chamber Business After Five at the Fair; 5 p.m., Junior Small Animal Show; 6 p.m., Junior Cat Show; 7:30 p.m., 4-H Clothing Revue. Contact www.juneau

August 14: Lake Arrowhead Charity Golf Benefit » 15: Juneau County Fair

» 16: Blind & Visually Impaired

Grandstand Show, 7:30 p.m., Three Hills P.R.C.A. Rodeo, grandstand, Juneau County fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Tickets at gate, $15 adults, $10 children (6 to 12 years), free for children age 5 years and younger. An “All Grandstand Show” wristband for the 2012 Juneau County Fair is available for $39 adults and $29 children (6 to 12 years). Contact 608-847-6192 or

presentation, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Elroy Public Library, Elroy. Topic: Falls Prevention for Persons with Vision Impairment.

» 16: Pizazz -N- Jazz on the Patio, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pines Clubhouse Patio, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Refreshments and entertainment. Contact 715-3253341 or arrowhead.happenings@

» 16: Juneau County Fair, Juneau County fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Events: 8:30 a.m., Junior and Open Swine Show, followed by Junior and Open Sheep Show; 11 a.m., Junior and Open Draft Horse; 12:30 p.m., Junior

» 17: Juneau County Fair, Juneau County fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Events: 8 a.m., Junior and Open Rabbit Show; 9:30 a.., Junior and Open Dairy Goat Show; 10 a.m., Junior and Open Dairy Show; 3 p.m., Junior and Open Poultry Show; 5 p.m., Junior and Open Exotic Animal Show; 5:30 p.m., Pedal Pull in front of the Dairy Barn; 7 p.m., Ranch Rodeo in the new Horse Arena ($5 adults, $2 children, free 5 and younger). Contact www.

» 17: Juneau County Fair Grandstand Show, 7:30 p.m., Truck and Tractor Pull, grandstand, Juneau County fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Tickets at gate, $12 adults, $6 children (6 to 12 years), free for children age 5 years and younger. An “All Grandstand Show” wristband for the 2012 Juneau County Fair is

August 2012 • Lake Country SNAPSHOTS 7 available for $39 adults and $29 children (6 to 12 years). Contact 608-847-6192 or www.juneau

Âť 19: Juneau County Fair Grandstand Show, 3 p.m., Combine Demo Derby, grandstand, Juneau County fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Tickets at gate, $10 adults, $5 children (6 to 12 years), free for children age 5 years and younger. An “All Grandstand Showâ€? wristband for the 2012 Juneau County Fair is available for $39 adults and $29 children (6 to 12 years). Contact 608-847-6192 or www.juneau

Âť 18: BeneďŹ t Cruise In for Jeremiah’s Crossing, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dexter Park, Highways 80 and 54, Pittsville. “Cruise Inâ€? with your classic or custom car or truck, favorite motorcycle or tractor and help support Jeremiah’s Crossing, a therapeutic horseback riding ranch for kids with special needs. Entry donation of $5 per vehicle. Dash plaques and door prizes for show vehicles. Event also features vendors and crafters, family activities, rafes, food, cream puffs, therapeutic riding demonstration, music and more. Contact 715-3232400 or website www.jeremiah

August 18: Juneau County Fair planets, star clusters and more. Contact 608-562-2789.

competition, free admission for spectators. Contact 608-562-5141.

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Âť 19: Juneau County Fair, Juneau County Fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Events: 8 a.m., 4-H Horse Fun Speed Show and Gymkhana; noon, parade, starting downtown Mauston and ending at the fairgrounds; 1:15 p.m., Junior Animals Awards Ceremony. Contact www.juneaucountyfair. com.

Trail, Burr Oak Winery, Highways 12 and 16, New Lisbon. Sangria and Winearitas. Contact 608-5625271.

 19: 50th Annual Grand Marsh Corn-N-Tater Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grand Marsh Lions Park, Grand Marsh. Roast beef, sweet corn, potatoes; bingo, kids’ rides, ea market, crafts, music and more. Contact 608-339-7657.  19: First Annual BBQ CookOff, Travelers Inn & Convention Center, New Lisbon. BBQ competition — beef, chicken and pork. Trophies, door prizes, music and cash bar. $20 entry fee for BBQ

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Âť 19: Sunday Scramble and Chicken, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Castle Rock Golf Course, Welch Prairie Road, New Lisbon. Join in for golf and chicken; 9-hole scramble event begins at 2:30 p.m.; a Sunday chicken buffet is open to the public from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Contact 608-8474658.

 23: Pizazz -N- Jazz on the Patio, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pines Clubhouse Patio, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Refreshments and entertainment. Contact 715-3253341 or arrowhead.happenings@  24: Hustlerfest 2012, Hustler. Events: 5:30 p.m., Supercross practice on track; 6 p.m., inatable rides begin; 7 p.m., Supercross Race — bikes and quads, run by CMJ Raceway; 7:30 p.m., car extraction demonstration by Camp Douglas Fire Department, exhibit hall; 8 p.m., Divided Highway band, outdoor stage. Contact Penny at 608-427-3291 or www.

Award for Bands in Wisconsin; 8:30 p.m., log-sawing contest. Contact Penny at 608-427-3291 or

Âť 25: Moon Madness, 7 p.m., Amphitheater, Buckhorn State Park, Necedah. Join park staff for moon stories, activities and learn about nighttime in the forest. Contact 608-565-2789. Âť 26: Hustlerfest 2012, Hustler. Events: 11 a.m., barbecue chicken, exhibit hall; 11 a.m., tractor pull; 11:30 a.m., bingo, Hustler Hall; 3 p.m., quilt auction. Contact Penny at 608-427-3291 or www. Âť 30: Pizazz -N- Jazz on the Patio, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pines Clubhouse Patio, Lake Arrowhead, Rome. Refreshments and music from BOOM 42 featuring our “Wine Guyâ€? Cory Lesperance on drums. Contact 715-325-3341 or arrowhead.hap Âť 31: Lake Arrowhead Chorus concert, 7 p.m., Lake Arrowhead Clubhouse, Rome. A gift of a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Adams County Food Pantry is welcome. Contact 715-325-2991.


 25: Annual Pig Roast, 11 a.m., Jackson’s Clinic, N1068 Highway K, Mauston. Contact 608-8475104.  25: Hustlerfest 2012, Hustler. Events: 7 a.m., sign up for Road

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Âť 18: Universe in the Park, begins around sunset, Buckhorn State Park, Necedah. Students from the UW-Madison Astronomy Department will present a slide show, discussion and a question and answer session on the new astronomical discoveries or current topics. Telescopes set up for participation to view the moon,

Moon, OfďŹ ce Discovery Center, Buckhorn State Park, Necedah. “The Moon Bookâ€? is featured for the Read to Lead Program. Stop by the ofďŹ ce Discovery Center all week long for hands-on activities about the moon, or sit and read “The Moon Book.â€? Contact 608565-2789.


 18: Juneau County Fair, Juneau County fairgrounds, Highway 58 South, Mauston. Events: 8 a.m., Junior Horse Show; 11 a.m., Farmer Games at the ball diamonds; 2 p.m., Juneau County Livestock Show and Sale Buyers’ Reception; 3 p.m., Juneau County Livestock Show and Meat Animal Sale; 4 p.m., Auto/Truck Demo Derby ($12 adults, $8 children, Free 5 and younger); 5:30 p.m., Draft Horse Pulling ($5 adults, $2 children, free 5 and younger); 7:30 p.m., Dress the Cow Contest in front of the Dairy Barn; 8 p.m., The Strange Deja vu Band, between the ball diamonds (free). Contact www.juneaucountyfair. com.

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Race, exhibit hall; 8 a.m., bike race, 11 mile and 23.9 mile, proceeds from the bike race go to beneďŹ t Stepping For Hunger; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., pancake or sausage & biscuit breakfast and bake sale, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hustler; 8:30 a.m., sign up for Hound Hustle (dog walk), sponsored by Carl Nelson Animal Shelter; 9 a.m., Hound Hustle begins, all dogs must be on a leash; 9 a.m., volleyball, Hooterbowl; 11:30 a.m., parade; 12:30 p.m., pie-eating contest; 12:30 p.m., back seat driver contest; 1 p.m., nail driving; 1 p.m., kids pedal pull; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., bingo, Hustler Hall; 1 p.m., horseshoe tournament; 1 p.m., Supercross Race, run by CMJ Raceway; 1 p.m., chicken poop contest; 1:30 p.m., back seat driver contest; 1:30 p.m., bale-throwing contest; 2:30 p.m., chicken throwing; 3 p.m., Fire Department water ďŹ ghts; 6 p.m., pickled pigs’ feet bob, in the pig pen; 6:30 p.m., hog scramble, bring your own team of three and get dirty, limit of 40 teams, register 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the pig pen, four classes - kids, juniors, men, women; 8 p.m., Strange Deja vu outdoor concert; 8 p.m., Pat Watters Band in the Beer Palace, 2012 People’s Choice

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Capturing A


lthough Linda Brost resides in Wisconsin Rapids, the 50-year-old says her heart belongs in Adams and Juneau counties. Brost’s love for the two counties was spurred by trips there with her father. “When I was a child, my father took me and my sister on many, many fishing adventures in both Adams and Juneau County,” she said. “A few years ago, after neither of us having fished for many years, I talked my father into taking me fishing near Spider Island, which is actually an isthmus jutting into Lake Petenwell in Juneau County. “After many early morning fishing sessions and listening to my father’s stories of his boyhood adventures of growing up in Juneau County, we spent a few summers driving to various points of interest in both Juneau and Adams County, and I had the pleasure of listening to his stories and reliving a few childhood memories.” Capturing and being able to relive those memories is what Brost most enjoys about photography. “Photography is my way of capturing a moment that was mine, and being able to share it with others,” she said. “I like being able to show our big old world out there, and I like admiring my work because doing so instantly takes me back to what I was doing at the time, the weather, what I was thinking, etc.” On these two pages, Brost shares some of her favorite images captured in Adams and Juneau counties.

Linda Brost photographs the scenery near Spider Island, an isthmus jutting into Lake Petenwell in Juneau County. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Above: This photo was taken June 30 on the Adams County side of Lake Petenwell at a park/swimming area called Twin Lakes. RIght: A butterfly rests upon a coneflower July 3 in Port Edwards.

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Top clockwise: Linda Brost of Wisconsin Rapids captured this photo of the sunrise over Lake Petenwell in Juneau County. This image of the Petenwell Dam was captured in the fall. This image was taken on Grunewald Lane, just off of Plank Hill Lane as you’re leaving Nekoosa and heading south to Juneau County. Brost shares one of her favorite photos, one of her son fishing in the early morning at Lake Petenwell, near the lookout point at Fourth Street and 24th Avenue in Juneau County. While experimenting with the black-and-white feature on her camera, Brost captured this photo of her father fishing at Lake Petenwell in Juneau County.

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Spice up the grill I

f you’re tired of flipping burgers, put some sizzle on the grill with your own spiced-up fajitas and soft tacos. These easy recipes start with all-natural Tyson chicken marinated in full-bodied Bertolli extra-virgin olive oil and flavorful spices, then grilled to perfection. Add your grilled chicken to seasoned vegetables and easy, homemade salsa, then wrap it all up in La Tortilla Factory handmade-style corn tortillas that have been warmed up on the grill for a fresh, homemade taste. It’s so easy to spice up the grill that you just might make every night a grill night. Get more great recipes at, and

Grilled Chicken Fajitas Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus 30 minutes marinating Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves 6 Marinade 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1/3 cup lime juice 4 cloves minced garlic 5 tablespoons Bertolli extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3 Tyson boneless, skinless chicken thighs, pounded to 1/2-inch thick Vegetables 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips 1 large white onion, cut into 1/4-inch strips 1 tablespoon Bertolli Classico olive oil Kosher salt Condiments for fajitas 12 La Tortilla Factory handmade-style white corn tortillas Sour cream In small bowl, mix together all marinade ingredients. Place chicken breasts and marinade in a large sealable bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Preheat grill, charcoal or gas. If using charcoal, light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over charcoal grate. Remove chicken from marinade and cook over high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through, 4 minutes per side, until cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees. Remove and allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2-inch strips. Toss peppers and onion with a little olive oil and pinch of salt. Place a cast iron skillet directly on the hot coals, or on grill grates for gas grill. When heated, add in the peppers and onions. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until they are soft and nicely browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Heat tortillas on grill until warm. Assemble fajitas with vegetables, chicken and a dollop of sour cream.

Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves 6 Marinade 3 tablespoons Bertolli extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper 6 Tyson boneless, skinless chicken thighs Salsa 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped ripe tomatoes 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and diced 6 green onions, white part only, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons minced jalapeno 1 tablespoon lime juice Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper

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Condiments for tacos 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese Iceberg lettuce 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon milk 1 can (15 ounces) black beans heated 10 La Tortilla Factory handmade-style white corn tortillas To make marinade: In small bowl whisk together marinade ingredients. Rinse chicken thighs under cold water, and dry with paper towels. Put marinade and chicken in sealable bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and marinate overnight. To make salsa: Combine salsa ingredients, including salt and pepper to taste. In separate bowl, combine milk and sour cream. Preheat grill, charcoal or gas. If using charcoal, light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over charcoal grate. Grill chicken over direct medium heat 8 to 10 minutes until meat is firm, and internal temperature reaches 170 degrees, turning once. Remove and allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place chicken, cheese, drained black beans, sour cream, salsa and lettuce in grilled tortillas. Add a dollop of sour cream. Source: Family Features

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Bring excitement to family dinners


ungry to bring some joy back to your family dinner? Distractions and busy schedules mean many families need a dose of inspiration to bring the zing back to their meals. Luckily it only takes a few small changes to achieve an all-around meal makeover that transforms weekly routine into dinnertime excitement. One great way to cook up fun is to make meals a family affair. From planning to creating, involving your family makes dinner an activity, not an obligation. Plus, it has the added bonus of teaching kids important skills — like writing grocery lists and prepping veggies. Need more inspiration? Dial up the dinnertime excitement with these quick tips from Lawry’s: » Play with your food. Let kids of all ages unleash their creativity at dinnertime. Retire formality a couple nights a week and replace it with fun themed dinners of their choosing. Whether you’re serving up mini-versions of classic recipes — like meatloaf “muffins” — or foods on a stick, bringing a dose of whimsy to meals gives your family an amusing and refreshing break from routine.

» Flavor adventure. Every day, you conquer real challenges to gather your family around the dinner table, and getting them to try new dishes shouldn’t have to be one of them. Lawry’s iconic Seasoned Salt is already a tried-and-true family favorite, and now it’s available in new varieties, like Fire Roasted Chile and Garlic and Santa Fe Chili Marinade. These new blends will help bring bold new flavors to the table for a delicious change your family will eat right up. » Dinnertise. The easiest thing you can do to make meals more appealing to your family? Eat and enjoy them yourself. Kids model parental behavior, and are more likely to try something new if they see their parents doing it. You can also build anticipation for the night’s meal by creating a custom video “ad” on Personalize it with family photos, fun themes and recipes, then share it via Facebook, Twitter or email. For more recipes and tips on how to make dinnertime as flavorful and fun as possible, visit www.dinnertising. com and




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Grilled Chicken with Pico de Gallo Chile and Garlic, divided 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1 tablespoon olive oil Mix tomato, onion, cilantro, green onion and 1/2 teaspoon of the season1 medium tomato, diced ing in medium bowl until well blended. 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Cover. Refrigerate 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. 2 tablespoons chopped green onion Brush chicken lightly with oil. 2 teaspoons Lawry’s Fire Roasted Prep Time: 15 minutes Refrigerate: 30 minutes Cook Time: 14 minutes Makes 6 servings

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Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning. Grill chicken over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve chicken with pico de gallo. Sprinkle with additional seasoning, if desired. Source: Family Features


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Childhood adventures key to raising young outdoorsman


ello friends. As I write this column I am in Canada at Shultz Lake having fun! I had to cover this 10-day trip with a column and my subject is raising a kid to be an outdoorsman. My stepson, Joey Dushek, just graduated from high school and here is a brief summary of the way he lived much of his life since he was the tender age of 4. Joey was 4 when we started sharing the same house and at the time it was a rental farmhouse near Poynette. As I am MARK today, I was a full-time outdoor writer so takWALTERS ing Joey and his brothers on day trips as well adventures lasting up to 10 days became an immediate fact of life for three boys that seemed to love every minute of it. I took Joey duck hunting, when he was 5, to a marshy pond near our home, shot lots of ducks and can clearly remember the glitter in Joey’s eyes when ducks were coming into our decoys, ducks were shot and Pearl or Star were retrieving them. By the time Joey was 7 he was a seasoned winter camper and ice fishermen. One of our main trips was winter camping on Bay de Noc and having a blast catching huge walleye, Joey caught his first 10pound walleye on Bay de Noc, which currently lives on our wall. When Joey was 10, we camped on Lake Waubay in South Dakota for seven days. It was incredibly cold, we lived in a shack that we built on the ice and 15 minutes into that trip Joey caught his first 20-pound northern pike and it also lives on our wall. Laurie and I moved the boys to Necedah when Joey was 5, and that is where I started a small hobby farm, raising cattle, chickens, and growing what is currently a huge garden. I also started a firewood business for all three boys that included five retail outlets. My point being that we did not have a whole bunch of extra cash. The income from their business and the food that we grew really helped a lowincome family, as well as, gave the boys a work ethic and the cash for what would

Above: Trent Schuster caught the big fish of the week during a seven-day vacation to Ontario, Canada’s Shultz Lake. Left: Jeff Moll releasing a good-sized gator. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS) be a huge amount of gear required for their love of hunting and fishing. W h e n Joey turned 12, I took him duck hunting and camping on the Mississippi River. It was just Joey and myself. We camped on the same island that I had first camped on 30 years earlier and Joey kicked butt on the ducks. That same fall while hunting with his dad, Joey shot a 13-point buck with a 19inch inside spread! I took Joey on two Canadian vacations (to the same place that I am at right now)

and that is where he developed his skill at catching northern pike and walleye with a rod and reel. Something that I also believe Joey developed on his countless adventures is an ability to travel with people that he might not know. It never mattered where I took Joey or whom we traveled with. Manners and a work ethic were always a requirement. As my dad taught me, camp is built before you go hunting or fishing, everyone helps load the truck and unload the truck. When Laurie and I began our divorce in 2008 I had no idea what to do. I had no thought of removing the boys from my life and this has to be a common subject that you never see written about (nonbiological parents) for millions of people throughout the world. Thankfully, Laurie found a home on the

same road and Joey stayed in my daily life, as did Travis. (Kevin now lives in Alaska). I watched Joey become totally addicted to bow fishing for carp, evolve into a very successful duck hunter and know of five big bucks that he has on the wall. Joey can run a chainsaw, has a solid reputation on the local cranberry marshes for his work ethic and ability to get along with co-workers and now his days as a student at the Necedah school system are over. I did my best both at home in a boat (or canoe) in the woods and the field! Sunset.

Mark Walters is an outdoor adventure columnist who lives in Necedah. He can be reached at Mark Walters, N11371 16th Ave. S., Necedah, WI 54646; 608-565-3005; or

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 Bob Fisher, Interim 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 Bob Fisher, Interim 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

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. Grace Lutheran Church (608) 666-2421 226 Erickson St. Father Ronald Zinkle SJ (608) 462-5398 Sat: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am Sat: 8:00 pm Sun: 9:30 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

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 Pastor James Critchfield Sunday: 10:45 am Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Mauston United Methodist Church 420 Suszycki Drive (608) 847-5964 Pastor Bob Kenas Sun: 8:15-9:15 am; 9:45-10:45 am Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church N6865 Evergreen (608) 562-3125 Father Amala Joseph Sunday: 8:15 am 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 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

MONROE CENTER Monroe Center Community Church 993 Hwy. Z Pastor Robert Collies Sun: 10:00 am NECEDAH First Baptist Church W6295 23rd St. (608) 206-7932 Pastor James Critchfield Sunday: 10:30 am Wednesday: 6:30 p.m 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 St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church 1106 S. Main St. (608) 565-7252 Rev. James Link Sun: 10:30 am Wed: 7:00 pm NEW LISBON Bethany Lutheran Church 618 W. River St. (608) 562-3807 Pastor Wendy Ruetten Sun: 9:00 am First Baptist Church 525 South Washington St. (608) 562-3519 Pastor Delbert P. Oatsvall Sun: 10:45 am & 7:00 pm 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



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War with weeds won’t continue this time R uthie snickered at seeing me down on hands and knees, having a one-way chat with our lawn. “Dear, are you scolding our weeds again?” “No, Sweetie, I told them I’m declaring a truce!” A faint rustling arose from our lawn and garden plots, but it wasn’t the wind. It was our weeds applauding. Back before our truce, I hadn’t wanted to pick a fight with them. They started it when they smuggled themselves in with the topsoil I’d bought. Once I’d spread it, these sneaky devils began popping up everywhere, and the war was on. They had me badly outnumbered, but modern control methods were on my side, plus, my superior intelligence. Sad to say, my offensive fizzled out soon after I launched it. I stopped spraying with weed killer upon realizing the stuff could wind up in our veggies. As for environmentally chic methods for eradicating weeds, some seemed a bit much, especially the one suggesting I pour boiling water on them. Ever

tried dragging around a sloshing, steaming bucket of water when it’s 80 in the shade? One that did catch my eye trumpeted, “If you can’t beat ’em, then eat ’em!” It suggested I try using dandelion greens in salads. Never having met anyone who’d actually done it, I was suspicious of this. But, it was worth a try, so I experimentally munched some and ... Yuck, they were bitter! It went on to say, “Kill the bitterness by cooking the greens with eggs, bacon, cream or all three.” This seemed awfully bothersome just so I could gobble my dandelions. I got nervous about even mowing them when I read further: “Dandelions learn to adapt their height to be lower than mower blades!” (It actually said this.) A weed that crafty is scary! I sure didn’t want them adapting themselves into an angry green mob and coming after me. Purslane equally was widespread. A succulent, its small rounded green leaves and reddish-brown stems were sold widely in Chinese markets. Lo and behold, when I nibbled some, they were tasty. “Ruthie, let’s do like in China and have these in our salad.” Not given to weed-eating, she fed me one of her little smirks. “Let’s wait ’til we drop in over there for a visit, OK?” Another was broad-leafed plantain, which, the article said, could be chewed thoroughly into a gooey mush, then rubbed on a bee sting to ease the pain. Though having been stung a few times last year, my wife found this plantain remedy utterly too disgusting to even think about. I did try to eat some, since it was supposedly edible, but it tasted worse than the dandelions. Constantly warring with these confounded weeds isn’t the answer, and I’ll also be a long, long time acquiring a taste for them.

So, I’ll learn to live with them. I’ll even designate our yard a pristine habitat like our own Roche-A-Cri Mound State Park. This way all our veggies, flowers and weeds can just go ahead and fight it out amongst themselves. As they do, Ruthie and I can sit on the sidelines sipping icedtea and cheering for our favorites. In fact, here’s one I just made up: “Go, you veggies! Grow, you flowers! Send those weeds off to the showers! Drive dandelions, left! Push plantain, right! The purslane left standing, We’ll feast on tonight!” Not bad. Except, I better leave out the dandelion part. I don’t want those crafty little devils to read this and get angry with me. Gib Check lives north of Adams-Friendship.


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Readers share their photos Readers responded to our recent request for photographs taken in Adams, Juneau and south Wood counties with a plethora of images of breathtaking sunsets, prize-winning fish, stunning flowers and plants, and a variety of summer fun. Many of the submitted images appear on these three

pages, and others will appear in future issues. If you would like to submit photos to appear in Lake Country Snapshots, please email jamie.jung@cwnews. net or drop them off at the Daily Tribune office, 220 First Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids. Please include your name and a daytime phone number.

Right: A photo of the sunset on June 17 at Nepco Lake. (SUBMITTED BY JULIE KRAMER)

Kaylynn Hoffman, 3, and Tarren Hoffman, 7, enjoy a sunny summer day in their backyard in Wisconsin Rapids. (SUBMITTED BY BREHON HOFFMAN)

Above and right: Kyrea Malcolm, 17, of Nekoosa took these photos while visiting her grandparents’ cottage along the Wisconsin Rapids. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS)

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Hunter Cook, 9, caught this fish on his first cast of the day on Lake Camelot. He is pictured with his dad, Joel. (SUBMITTED BY LIZ COOK) Below: Jim Sheppard of Arkdale and his wife, Verna, were fishing on June 25 when the “Operation Lifesaver’ train paused on the bridge over Castle Rock Lake on its way to Necedah. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Annabelle Keuntjes, 2 1/2 weeks, takes a nap during her first camping trip on June 16 at Lake Petenwell Campground. (SUBMITTED BY LAURA SPARHAWK)

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Left: Maks Kurszewski of Wisconsin Rapids and his grandpa, John Steinke of Rome, ride the Riverside and Great Northern Railway in Wisconsin Dells. Below: Maks Kurszewski of Wisconsin Rapids has fun and stays cool at his grandparents’ Lake Sherwood home. (PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY JUDY STEINKE)

Above: Kelly Beggs of Nekoosa has been working on a landscaping project for the last couple of years and recently completed the work. She was excited to share a photo of the final project. Right: Beggs shared a photo of her orchid, which doesn’t bloom often. She says the plant has been in bloom for a month, and the photo was taken to show its beauty and uniqueness. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS)

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Big Roche-a-Cri a major part of tree farm were available. The unique horse-powered scoop was found near the trail and was claimed by a neighbor who used it to store firewood next to his stove. The white pine logs harvested on the bottom land were probably hauled up the tote road using horse power, eventually being processed at a nearby sawmill. The upper land was quite open and obviously had been used for pasture with barbed wire fencing along the top edge of the creek. The land eventually filled in with jack pine and scrub oak growth. I recall you could see long distances across the open field, including the stacks and higher buildings of the Nekoosa paper mill. When I bought my first piece of woodland property in Big Flats, six acres, I wanted to be certain the creek was part of the land. This made it a wonderful

spot for children growing up, a great swimming hole, good trout fishing and an excellent hunting area. I obtained adjoining land, bringing our little tree farm up to 34 acres and the stream, about a quarter of a mile in length, winding through the middle of the property, has been the shining star in all seasons. Spring, with the wildflowers decorating its bank, a variety of birds nesting nearby and an occasional trout being coaxed out of the water. In summer you can’t find a more comfortable place, the cold water of the stream cooling the bottom land, the turtle families lined up on a log, and the friendly frogs sounding off. Fall is again a special time with the bottom land hardwood trees turning their bright colors and the wildlife returning to the

water — brightly colored mallard ducks and wood ducks, getting ready to fly to their winter homes. What about winter? The snow quiets your walk through the forest. The creek makes its own struggling sound as cold air freezes ice along the shores of the fast-moving stream, and many birds and animals have hunkered down for the winter, but winter berries still give a bright red decoration to the white winter scene. The Big Roche-a-Cri has been a special part of our tree farm. What have we done to keep it flowing well and looking good? Since buying our first piece of land, we planted trees on the eroding creek bank. These trees now

tower into the sky. We also laid logs across the sandy banks to help stop soil from washing down the steep hill. We added five wing dams constructed of crushed rock, a major project, to stabilize the sandy banks of the fast-moving meandering stream. Now with my years lengthening, I sit and look down at the stream with the sun sparkling off its waves, and I recall the many things my family members and I did to maintain and improve the beautiful Big Roche-a-Cri. I am comfortable saying, “Yes, it looks like we did make a little difference.” Don Krohn is a tree farmer in Big Flats.

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ing the stream including the area of our tree f a r m . To d a y, with the m a n y fallen DON trees, it KROHN would be very difficult to walk the stream to catch fish. Recalling the early days, the bottom land adjacent to the creek had obviously been cut over, probably removing large white pine trees. A “tote road” was formed down the steep bank using a scoop and horse power. The scoop was a device with a flat, slightly curved front and plow-like handles. This was used before motorized tractors with blades



he Big Roche-aCri, that beautiful stream that flows through the center of our little tree farm, was recently listed as getting a new major bridge at the Highway 13 crossing. With the Big Roche-a-Cri receiving the recent publicity, this got me thinking about how much it has been a major part of my life. The stream flows across much of Adams County with many tributaries, its origin in Waushara County. It has two dams to form a couple of lakes until it eventually flows into the Wisconsin River. I remember many years ago when fishermen in waders walked down the stream trying to catch the brown trout the stream was so well known for. Probably the most famous fisherman was Aldo Leopold who was said to have enjoyed fish-

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Sno-Bandit show a success For Lake Country Snapshots

ROME — On June 16, the annual Rome Sno-Bandit Classic

Car, Bike and Snowmobile Show was held at the Veterans Square in the Alpine Village Business Park. Even with occasional rain showers, organizers had good attendance. They thank show entrants who brought their cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles out in less-than-perfect weather. Thanks to all of the people who came to see the greatlooking vehicles. There were raffles throughout the day, lots of food and refreshments, and Mobile Music Productions provided music. Emily Bauer, Miss Snowflake, who represents Wisconsin snowmobilers, helped out at the show. The car show is the Sno-Bandit’s biggest fundraiser. All of the proceeds go toward the trail grooming the club does to maintain its trails. Special thanks to those businesses that supported the club: Pritzl’s Trading Post, Camelot on the Lake, Cruisers by the Lakes, Nekoosa Port Edwards State Bank, Five ‘Clock Somewhere, Salco Country Products, Green’s Garden & Nursery, Lake Arrowhead, Country Sports, Cat’s Down the Road, Ponderosa Pines, Solarus, Donahue Super Sports, Bomkamp’s Old Mill Bar and Grill and Trails End Bar and Grill (home of the Rome Sno-Bandits). The club also thanks all of the businesses and people who donated door prizes. On behalf of the 175 families who belong to the club, we thank all of you who bought raffle tickets, registered vehicles and came to enjoy the day. The show was a big success. Contributed by Kathy Halverson, secretary of the Rome Sno-Bandits.

The annual Rome Sno-Bandit Classic Car, Bike and Snowmobile Show was held June 16 at Veterans Square in the Alpine Village Business Park. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

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ROME — Summer interns

from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will educate boaters and conduct free courtesy boat checks each weekend during the summer at the public boat landings on lakes Arrowhead, Camelot and Sherwood. This effort is to assure that boaters do not accidentally spread Eurasian water-milfoil, zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species and to help boaters understand Wisconsin’s invasive species laws and what they must do before leaving. “Wisconsin is a great place for fishing and boating. By following simple steps, we can preserve the quality of our

lakes for future generations to enjoy,” said Reesa Evans, lake specialist for Adams County Land and Water Conservation Department. Invasive species can crowd out native species, disrupt lake ecosystems and interfere with boating, fishing and other recreation. The main way that invasive species and fish diseases such as viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, spread to new waters is aboard boating and fishing equipment and live fish or water moved from one water body to another. The interns, who have been trained through Wisconsin’s Clean Boats, Clean Waters program, will demonstrate the required prevention steps boaters must take, provide

stickers for boaters to place on their trailer posts to remind them of these steps and talk about Wisconsin invasive species and VHS laws. Tri-Lakes funds this program through a grant from the Department of Natural Resources, which funds 65 percent of the costs. Boaters, anglers and others enjoying Wisconsin waters are required to: » INSPECT boats, trailers and equipment. » REMOVE all attached aquatic plants and animals. » DRAIN all water from boats, vehicles and equipment. » NEVER MOVE plants or live fish away from a waterbody. Limited exceptions apply. Log on to and search for “bait laws.”


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Alona Taylor puts the first book in the new Little Free Library in the town of Rome (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

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ome’s new Little Free Library is up and running in Twin Lakes Nature Preserve on Highway Z, thanks to Incourage Community Foundation and students from Assumption High School, led by sophomore Alona Taylor. New books will be added regularly by Renaissance Learning and stewarded by the Central Wisconsin Nature Foundation. Everything is free, and intended to encourage a love of reading. Each book has a computer numbered bookplate, and extra bookplates are available in a basket. Anyone who chooses to leave a book and wishes to track its journey can attach one of the coded bookplates and log onto Using the computer number, you can track your book’s journey, or leave a review about the book you just read. Come visit Twin Lakes Nature Preserve, take a walk down the half-mile trail, swim in Rome’s only free public beach, take your dog to the new dog beach or just curl up under the trees with a good book. There’s something for everyone, and it’s always free every day to everyone.


The Adams County Parks, Recreation and Trails Department recently held its annual winter/spring tourism raffle. Country Sports, a Polaris dealer from Wisconsin Rapids, worked cooperatively with Adams County in promoting Adams County’s ATV and snowmobile trails, along with other Polaris and/or Ski-Doo dealers. Pictured are Mark Alexander of Madison, left, grand-prize winner of the raffle who chose a Polaris Razor, and John Montgomery, owner of Country Sports. Submitted by Fred W. Nickel, director of the Adams County Parks, Recreation and Trails Department.

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Adams United Way campaign a success For Lake Country Snapshots

The Home Town Rome Players will present “The Roman Reunion” Aug. 11 at the Rome Town Hall as part of Rome ‘N Fest, a fundraiser for the Adams County Food Pantry. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Tickets on sale for Rome ‘N Fest Roman-style fundraiser to benefit food pantry

theater experience with a play called the “The Roman Reunion” features Home Town Rome Players, singers, tap and line dancers. This event is a fundraiser for the Adams County F o o d P a n t r y, a n d T h r i v e n t Financial for Lutherans will be supplementing donated funds. Dinner will be served “Roman For Lake Country Snapshots style,” and includes roast pork ROME — When in Rome, do as and chicken with all the fixings the Romans do and attend the and dessert catered by Bob’s Rome ‘N Fest on Aug. 11 at Catering. Beer, wine and soda the Rome Town Hall. A dinner will be available for purchase.

The cast for “The Roman Reunion” includes John and Pat Thiesenhusen, Lois Briggs, Nadine Lehr, Char Goebel, Glen Beaver, June Brain, Bill Olson, Bill Kappel and Mary Anne Kopacz. Lighting director is Dick Briggs. The oneact play is a comedy based on the love triangle between Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Marc Antony and their reunion in Rome, Wis. Dancers include Jeanne Woulf, Carla Pahl, Sandy Rodau, Mary

and Wayne Johnson, Pam Hyland, Maggie Ames, Julie Pucel, Julienne Verbrick, Judy and Frank Donat, Shirley Thoreson, Denise and Gary Seversen, Greg Boening, Pat Buzza and Barb Blair. Tickets are available from cast members or at KeySavings Bank in Rome through Aug. 4. Limited seating is available. The cost is $25 per ticket. Attendees are encouraged to dress “Roman style,” to enhance their viewing pleasure!

The 2011 United Way campaign in Adams County was a success. It was such a success that the United Way of Inner Wisconsin Community Impact volunteers met again earlier this year to distribute an additional $5,000 to A d a m s County partner p r o grams. Adams County p r o g r a m s that received extra dollars include: the AdamsFriendship Area School District After School Program, the Samoset Boy Scout Council, Central Wisconsin Community Action’s Eviction Prevention Program/ Food Pantry and Faith in Action of Adams County’s Transportation Program. Included in this reallocation of funds is a $500 donation to United Way of Inner Wisconsin from AF County Market in the form of instore purchases. That donation will help ensure food security in Adams County. The donation was used to create $10 food vouchers to be used for fruits and vegetables. Robin Skala, the Adams County Food Pantry coordinator, thinks it’s a great idea and appreciates the vouchers. She said they will be used to help Adams County residents, in particular senior citizens who might not qualify for Food Share, or in other words, are “falling through the cracks.”

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