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WED., NOV. 3, 2010 VOL. 78 • NO. 11 • 2 SECTIONS •



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New faces all around Republicans dominate midterm election, ousting incumbents Feingold, Hraychuck and others, taking control of both houses of the state Legislature WINNERS

Sean Duffy, 7th District Congress Replaces retiring Dave Obey

Scott Walker Replaces retiring Gov. Jim Doyle

Erik Severson, 28th Assembly Defeats Ann Hraychuck

Ron Johnson, U.S. Senate Defeats Russ Feingold

Roger Rivard, 75th Assembly Replaces retiring Mary Hubler

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by Gary King Leader editor BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - In an election swept up in a national mood of frustration over the economy, including high unemployment and lost jobs, voters went to the polls Tuesday, many on a mission to change representation - and they did just that. New faces will take the political stage locally, statewide and nationally, most of them riding the antiincubment wave - and some aided by the retirements of longtime incumbents, including Congressman Dave Obey, Gov. Jim Doyle and state Rep. Mary Hubler. Among those losing their jobs as representatives were 28th Assembly District Rep. Ann Hraychuck and U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold.

Survivors Area representatives surviving the Republican onslaught, which was bolstered by a strong local Tea Party movement, were incumbent Democratic State Sen.r Bob Jauch of the 25th District, who defeated Republican challenger Dane Deutsch by a margin of 52 percent (31,302 votes) to 49 percent (29,669 votes) and incumbent Democratic State Assemblyman Nick Milroy, of the 73rd District, who defeated Republican challenger Bonnie Baker by a margin of 56 percent (11,197 votes) to 44 percent (8,650 votes). Nearly everywhere else, it was all GOP, with victories that will now allow them to control both houses of the state Legislature, the first time a political party has done so in a single day of voting since 1938, when Republicans swept out the waning Progressive Party in the state. Nationally, Republicans gained control of the House, but Democrats retained control of the Senate.

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer POLK COUNTY - Voters overwhelmingly chose Republican Pete Johnson in Tuesday’s election, Nov. 2, to take over the reins of the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, winning by roughly a 3-1 margin over Independent challenger Ed Collins. Johnson lives in rural Luck with his wife, Donna, and is an investigator with the sheriff’s office. He said he was humbled and overwhelmed by the support, and thanked everyone involved in his campaign for the work. “I look forward to working with all of the county board, law enforcement and all the people,” he said from his campaign party in downtown Luck. “I guess that’s why I did it.” Johnson’s race with Collins was penultimate in many ways for Republicans, who made September’s partisan primary a very close, hotly contested race between Johnson and Tim O’Hare. Johnson won that race handily, likely with the help of some Democratic crossover

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Other headlines: • Wind causes power outages; wreaks havoc in playoff games • Suspended cop faces restraining order; unclear privacy issues • Rural Balsam Lake man injured in farm accident

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Duffy to replace Obey A voter arrives at the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2, to cast In the 7th District Congressional race, Sean Duffy votes in the midterm election. The economy was one defeated Julie Lassa with 99 percent of precincts reof the key issues in driving voters to the polls, say pundits, and an unusually warm, sunny November day See Election returns, page 2 didn’t hurt voter turnout. - Photo by Gary King

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Roland re-elected BURNETT COUNTY - Voters in Burnett County returned Sheriff Dean Roland to another four years in office. Roland has served the past eight years as sheriff. In Tuesday’s election, Nov. 2, Roland, on the Republican ballot, defeated St. Croix Tribal Police Chief Frank Taylor by a margin of 3,913 to 2,357 Dean Roland votes (unofficial). Roland said he continues to look for ways to “do more with less” as budget limits force his department to “look outside the box.” “We don’t need more money or manpower, just more time,” he told the Leader in a preelection interview. “That (more time) comes from better training for the staff.” “I love my job,” Roland said, noting he felt he was the most qualified person for the job. “I see the challenges and I want to meet them.”

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Severson celebrates election results with friends at home

by Garth Olson The Valley Wire STAR PRAIRIE – Taped to the Seversons’ living room wall hung a large piece of construction paper. Listed on the paper, vote totals from towns across the 28th District for Assembly were posted as results filtered in. Just after 8:30 p.m., when vote totals from Somerset were posted on the big board, Erik Severson stated the mood among gathered supporters and family members turned more celebratory. “Winning in Somerset was key, and a personal strategy in the campaign,” the

newly elected assemblyman said. In the end, however, Severson won in nearly every town across the entire district. By 10 p.m., nearly half of the some 100 supporters began leaving Severson’s Star Prairie home, with congratulatory hugs and handshakes, after Severson defeated incumbent Democrat Ann Hraychuck. Just before 11 p.m., Severson and his wife, Katie, popped the cork on a couple of bottles of champagne to share with his remaining guests including his campaign manager, David Fladeboe, and his campaign treasurer, Carol Otto.

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Erik Severson and his wife, Katie, toast their victory just before 11 p.m. in their Star Prairie home. - Photos by Garth Olson

voters, who had no real primary races. There was no Democrat challenger in Tuesday’s race for sheriff, as the incumbent sheriff, Democrat Tim Moore, chose not to run again earlier this year, after five years in office. Johnson had nothing but good things to say about his opponent, Collins, whom he praised for “taking the high road” throughout the fall campaign. “I think Ed did an excellent job running, he really did,” Johnson said. “He made a good effort and really tried. And he did well! I’ve got a lot of respect for Ed.” Johnson will serve a four-year term, and will be sworn in in early January, with all newly elected local officials.

“How many people in this room thought we would win when we started?” Severson asked his guests. “Everyone here gets a big round of applause.” Severson proceeded to thank his staff, his wife and all of his baby sitters, parade workers and church friends.

Polk County Sheriff-elect Pete Johnson and his wife, Donna. -Photo by Greg Marsten

On to Madison On Nov. 8, Severson will make his first official trip to Madison for some orientation. Once he officially takes office in early January, Severson said his top priority would be working toward a balanced budget with zero increases in spending. Working as an emergency room doctor at the Osceola Medical Center, he stated his

Erik Severson charted vote totals on a giant piece of paper taped to his living room wall. new political work may involve 100-hour workweeks, similar to his days in graduate medical training. “I have no illusions that it will be easy, but I have been trained (to work long days and weeks),” Severson added. “Eric’s not happy when he’s not busy,” his wife, Katie, said. She added that she, along with their 3-year-old twins, would likely make about half the trips to Madison. “It’s another great adventure he’s taking me on,” Katie said. As the final guests left his home, Severson stated his first pending duty, “We have a lot of yard signs to pull up.”

Election returns/from page 1 porting, Duffy had 52 percent of the vote (131,602 votes) compared to Democrat Julie Lassa’s 44 percent (112,659 votes) and Independent Gary Kauther’s 4 percent (8,947 votes). Duffy won among Burnett and Polk voters by margins of 8,008 to 5,912 and 3,357 to 2,686, respectively. In a victory statement issued early Wednesday, Duffy said: "Tonight, I was honored and humbled to be elected the next Congressman of Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. I congratulate my opponent, State Senator Julie Lassa, on a good race. "I also wish Congressman Dave Obey well, and appreciate his honorable service to the 7th District. "The voters spoke this evening and said that they are ready for a new direction in Washington - and 7th District residents have my commitment that I am ready to help lead. "I am grateful to all of my supporters for everything they did on my behalf and my campaign's behalf. Now, however, we must all come together to tackle serious challenges. There is a lot of work ahead of us, and I am looking forward to going to Washington, and joining up with a new class of elected officials to help fix the problems plaguing our district and nation." Severson defeats Hraychuck Republican Erik Severson, an emer-

gency room physician, defeated twoterm incumbent Ann Hraychuck to become the next state representative from the 28th Assembly District, which consists of Burnett, Polk counties and a northern portion of St. Croix County. Severson won by an unofficial margin of 11,292 to 8,321 (with the town of Eureka not reporting as of Wednesday morning), taking Polk County by a 7,892 to 5,921 margin, Burnett County by a 2,284 to 1,761 margin and St. Croix County by a 1,116 to 639 margin. Severson celebrated the victory from his home in Star Prairie. (See separate story). Sheriff races Pete Johnson, a longtime sheriff’s deputy running on the Republican ticket, won the race for Polk County sheriff, defeating Ed Collins, who ran on the Independent ticket. Johnson won by a margin of 9,875 to 2,357. (See separate story). Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland was returned to office. Roland, who defeated Grantsburg Police Chief Jeff Schinzing in September for the right to appear on the Republican ballot, defeated challenger Frank Taylor, police chief of the St. Croix Tribe, by a margin of 3,913 to 2,357. Taylor ran as a Democrat. 75th Assembly District One of the closer local races saw Republican Roger Rivard defeat Democrat


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was returned to office, defeating Republican David King, 52 percent to 48 percent, while Republican Kurt Schuller defeated incumbent state Treasurer Dawn Sass, 53 percent to 47 percent. Lt. Gov. Republican candidate Rebecca Kleefisch was declared the victor in that race by

Governor Republican Scott Walker won the governor’s race and will succeed outgoing Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle. Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett by a margin of 52 percent (1,120,069 votes) to 47 percent (998,933 votes). Independent candidates James Langer and James James received 10,441 and 8,221 votes, respectively.

State referendum The advisory referendum to recommend a state constitution change to prevent state transportation funds from being used for any other purpose, passed in both Burnett and Polk counties. The vote in Polk County was 8,473 yes to 4,236 no and in Burnett County the vote was 3,796 yes and 1,777 no.

U.S. Senate Republican businessman Ron Johnson knocked out incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold in one of the major upsets nationwide. Johnson received 52 percent (1,117,601 votes) to Feingold’s 47 percent (1,014,639 votes. Johnson carried Polk County, 8,369 to 5,693 and Burnett County 3,498 to 2,599. State offices Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (I) defeated his opponent, Democrat Scott Hassett, 58 percent to 42 percent. Secretary of State Doug La Follette



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High winds cause power outages; wreak havoc with football playoffs BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - Wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour and stronger caused widespread power outages Tuesday evening, Oct. 26, and causing property damage throughout much of northwest Wisconsin - and statewide. More than 3,000 customers of Northwestern Electric Company, nearly 5,000 customers of Polk-Burnett Electric Company and more than 200,000 customers of Xcel Energy throughout the upper Midwest were without electricity due to the high winds and rainstorms. According to Rural Mutual Insurance, approximately $1 million in farm damage was reported to their company alone, statewide. In Frederic and Grantsburg, winds wreaked havoc in the first round of WIAA Division 7 football playoff games when the football field lights went out. Frederic managed to finish its game between periodic light outages but the lights at Grantsburg went out and never came back on, forcing players from Grantsburg and Elk Mound to finish the contest at Frederic’s field. Several spectators at the Frederic-Elmwood football playoff game braved the wind to watch the game from the sidelines or stands - but many watched the action from inside their vehicles. WIAA spokesperson Todd Clark, in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ earlier that day, said it would take more than just heavy wind to postpone playoff games, including things like more severe

Strong winds last week ripped this tree’s roots out of the ground, landing on Robert and Marlys Elrod’s home on Ash Street in Frederic. – Photo by Brenda Martin weather or "situations such as maybe power outages, something like that, where fields with a power outage don't have lights." Little did he know such a scenario would play out at several of that night’s playoff games. Clark said teams could agree to move a game back if that happened. In a high school football playoff game in

Farmington, Minn., a kickoff into the wind resulted in the football going forward about 30 yards but ended up landing 12 yards behind the line of scrimmage due to the wind velocity. Crews from local power companies were out most of the night Tuesday and power was restored to most homes by early evening on Wednesday. The storm, which developed into a driving

rain/snow Wednesday, created problems for linemen who could restore power to an area and leave but be forced to return a few hours later to remove another tree from the line. There were several reports of trees falling on houses and vehicles in Burnett and Polk counties but no known reports of injuries. - Gary King with information from and news releases

Suspended cop faces restraining order, unclear privacy issue Social network site allegations are uncharted waters by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – After an internal investigation was concluded last week, the Balsam Lake Police Department may have reached a close to some extent on the village's end with a one-week suspension of Officer in Charge Jennifer Hanson. The village finalized their investigation in a closed session hearing with a police and fire review committee, but the issue has moved to a different level after parttime officer Lindsay DuBois - who initially raised harassment allegations against Hanson - filed a temporary restraining order against her on Oct. 27 in Polk County Circuit Court. "That makes it hard, since the two of them can't have any contact," stated Bal-

sam Lake Village President Guy Williams shortly after the board's regular monthly meeting on Monday. The initial allegations against Hanson remain sealed from the special committee hearing, but in discussions with Hanson since the TRO was filed, she suspected the filing was for another purpose – to possibly open the door in making those allegations public. "While I'm happy to be able to keep my job and my house, I'm concerned about the other issues," Hanson said. Those "other issues" may indeed be uncharted waters as to what qualifies as private information, and whether there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, as the allegations from DuBois involve claims that Hanson - technically her boss - had threatened her in a different medium – on the social networking site Facebook, but not in a typical way. "Those were private messages she refer-

TF election results New council member elected TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – With an election for the mayor and two council seats open Nov. 2, voters in Taylors Falls went to the polls Tuesday night and reelected Mayor Michael Buchit who was running unopposed. Two council members who were incumbents were also on the ballot; Ross Rivard and Zara Kinnunen. A challenger also sought one of the two council seats and was elected to it; Mary Jo Murphy. Taylors Falls returns Ross Rivard to the council and adds Murphy as a new member. –Tammi Milberg with information from city hall

State Senate Dist. 17 (Chisago County only) Sean Nienow (Rep.) - 12,390 Rick Olseen (DFL) - 9,976 State Rep. District 17A (Chisago County only) Kurt Daudt (Rep.) 1230 Jim Godfrey (DFL) 930 Paul Bergley (Constitution) 84 State Rep. Dist. 17B Bob Barrett (Rep.) 11.023 Cindy Erickson (DFL) 7,313 Curtis Lendt (Ind.) 1624 Chisago County Commissioner Dist. 2 Rick Greene 2,244 Katherine Johnson 1,577

Taylors Falls City vote (unofficial) Mayor Michael Buchite (inc.) unopposed 372

Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan 10,490 Karl Schreck 10.076 63 write-in

City Council Ross Rivard incumbent 285 Mary Jo Murphy challenger 225 Zara Kinunnen incumbent 169

Chisago County Commissioner Dist. Ben Montzka 3236 64 write-in

Chisago County Voter Results (unofficial) US Rep. Dist. 8 (Chisago Co. only) Chip Cravaack (Rep) 12,584 James Oberstar (DFL) 8.660 Timothy Olson (Ind) 1213

Chisago County Treasurer Lee Olson 14,016 Don Waller 4,927 62 write-in

enced," Hanson said, noting that the socalled "chat" feature of Facebook is not a typicalInternet posting, but a one-to-one "instant messaging" action between two specific parties. It is believed that DuBois obtained the messages between Hanson and another party because Hanson had not logged off of the Facebook site, leaving the possibility open for viewing by the next computer user. Judge Molly GaleWyrick granted the initial TRO on Oct. 27, noting six pages of printed documents from the networking site, stating in online court documents that the messages "clearly indicates reasonable grounds to believe harassment is happening." However, GaleWyrick did not distinguish between the two different types of messages in those six pages, with many of the potentially threatening comments made in "chat mode" to an unnamed individual. The TRO is in effect until the court can

have a full and complete injunction hearing, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. Guy Williams said that from the village's end, "The issue [with Hanson] is done and settled." Williams said that the village public protection committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 11, after the TRO injunction hearing, and will address the whole police issue, to decide what is next for the department, Hanson and DuBois. "It's difficult, since they can't work together," Williams reiterated. Hanson's suspension ended on Wednesday, Nov. 3, while DuBois was away at training for several days. Look to future Leader coverage of the TRO injunction hearing, and any possible action by the village in response.

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Rural Balsam Lake man injured in farm accident by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – A 61-year-old rural Balsam Lake man was seriously injured in a farm accident Friday morning, Oct. 29, when a combine he was using apparently caused a serious injury to his leg, forcing an amputation. According to police reports, Theodore Majeske was working at his rural Balsam Lake residence at 1834 60th St./CTH D with another man, clearing a cornfield with a Caterpillar Lexion 580 combine with a corn picker assembly, when he apparently got into the cutting area, causing his injuries. Authorities were called to the scene at 11:15 a.m, and they immediately called for an airlift to to Regions Medical Center in the Twin Cities, where he remains at this time. An investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office outlined the events, where Majeske and his helper had been having

trouble with the corn picker before, and kept having to clear stalks from the head unit of the picker. Majeske was apparently standing too close when the machine spooled back up, causing his leg to get seriously injured in the corn picker apparatus. Majeske was alert and conscious after the incident, and the air ambulance responded directly to the farm, landing on scene. Majeske was airlifted to Regions for emergency treatment. Cumberland Ambulance Service and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department assisted on the scene. According to a Regions Medical Center media representative, his condition Tuesday was listed as fair, and he is scheduled to go into surgery on Wednesday, but may be released as early as Friday. Details on the extent of his injuries were being withheld.


Dresser mill rate down for 2011 by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer DRESSER– The Dresser Village Board held a budget hearing at the Monday, Nov. 1, regular meeting. At that hearing, the budget and levy were discussed and presented by Trustee Greg Andrie. Andrie reported that the village’s shared revenue from the state remained the same as last year. Other pluses for the village were the increases in state transportation of about $1,300 and the increase of $12,000 in the expenditure restraint program dollars. Andrie reported the only downside to the budget for the year is that the interest rate is down, and continues to be down, and the village is not seeing much in the way of revenue through interest. The budget for 2011 is $530,923. The levy for the 2011 taxes will be $415,055. The mill rate will drop about 17 cents from last year resulting in a $6.89 tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value. Unlike most municipalities, Dresser’s assessed value has gone up which, when combined with government funding sources and the general fund balance, enables the village to keep the mill rate down. “We are able to fund everything in the past and a little extra this year,” said board President Rick Flandrena. “The audit went well and the general fund is healthy. We’re doing well.” A motion was made and carried with a roll call vote to adopt the 2011 budget and set the levy at $415,055. The public hearing was closed and the regular meeting resumed. In other business, the board heard an update on the Horsmann project to clear up the sewer lines. The process of clearing the pipes and start lining them should be done this week improving infiltration issues from the past. It was also noted that the well No. 2 pump burned out and had to be replaced. The new pump is an energy-efficient one, so the village will receive some financial incentive in the form of a check for going with an energy-efficient device.

The board also was updated that the recently acquired root cutter became stuck during clearing the Horsmann Avenue sewer pipe and was successfully retrieved. An upgrade to the high-pressure pump will need to be made to the piece of equipment. The refurbishing is estimated to cost $10,000 versus a new root cutter at a cost of $100,000. The root cutter will be refurbished. The board also received a letter from Vicki Koehler regarding flags that were hung in the village and along Hwy. 35. The flags became shredded due to the wind and rain and the board determined they should take the shredded flags down and send the matter to public safety, to determine a course of action for replacing the flags, with hope of a recommendation to come at the December meeting. The village approved the settlement of the union contract for public works. Village attorney Tim Laux stated that the village has been waiting to receive the documents back for a while now and the information regarding language to be stricken was incorrect. Laux recommended the board approve the contract and sign it, striking out the language that should have been stricken that was agreed upon from the last mediation, and wait for the reply. An update from Police Officer Ryan Haass regarding the joint municipal court meeting indicated that the clerk position would be part time this year, reducing costs and increasing revenues for the municipalities. Haass also stated that the village received a grant from the state highway department for Breathalyzer equipment. The grant covered the purchase of a new Breathalyzer which runs around $500. Haass stated this allows him to do things beyond a normal test including testing pop cans for detection of alcohol. Haass explained the equipment has a sniffer device. The village’s other Breathalyzer is 8 years old. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

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Woman arrested at bank for forgery ST. CROIX FALLS - A St. Croix Falls woman was arrested at RiverBank on Wednesday, Oct. 27, after attempting to withdraw funds from an account which was allegedly started with a deposit of funds from stolen checks. Jamie Summer, 23, is facing three counts of forgery as well as charges of possessing marijuana, possessing paraphernalia and possessing a Schedule IV drug. A police officer was called to the bank when Summer attempted to withdraw funds from the account which had been started on Oct. 22. Three checks were deposited that day in the amounts of $686, $940 and $450, all written to Summer and endorsed by her. Summer was still at the teller window

when the police officer arrived, and bank staff pointed her out to the officer. Bank staff also provided an affidavit of forgery for each check signed by the person who owned the checks. Summer was taken to jail. Police found marijuana in her purse as well as a glass pipe and a prescription bottle with a pill which was identified as Clonazepam, which is a Schedule IV drug. A second pill was not yet identified. A detective had contacted the arresting officer earlier in the day, saying Summer was cashing stolen checks from a burglary in Burnett County. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

OWI arrests POLK COUNTY - Nathan Bowers, 31, Centuria, was arrested and charged with OWI, third offense, on Oct. 28 after being stopped for speeding in Milltown. His PBT registered .167 and he was also charged with operating with a prohibited alcohol content. Timothy Jones, 25, Taylors Falls, Minn., was arrested and charged with OWI, second offense, on Oct. 31 and being stopped for speeding on River Road. His PBT registered .147. A glass pipe of the kind used to smoke marijuana was found in his car, and he has also been charged with possession of paraphernalia. Anthony Wall, 28, Frederic, was arrested for OWI, first offense, on Oct. 29. He was stopped for operating while his license was suspended. When he was stopped and the officer approached his vehicle, Wall was holding the doors shut with a ratchet strap. When Wall opened the door, the officer saw a nearly empty blackberry brandy bottle near his feet. He was given sobriety tests, including a PBT which registered .109. Wall was also charged with nonregistration and improper display, as the red Isuzu pickup he was driving had a registration that expired in June, and the license plate expired in November. Ryan Johnson, 25, Luck, was arrested and charged with OWI, first offense, on Oct. 30, after a police officer came upon him standing beside his truck on 160th Street, vomiting. Sobriety tests were given and he was arrested. His PBT registered .157.

Ashley Paulsen, 26, Frederic, was stopped for driving erratically on Oct. 30, given sobriety tests, and was charged with OWI, first offense. Her PBT registered .169 Dale Perzyk, 61, Milltown, was arrested and charged with OWI, first offense, after being stopped for erratic driving on Oct. 30. He was given field sobriety tests which he failed and was arrested. He refused to take the PBT, but was later given an intoximeter, which read .13. Michael Lynch, 28, Centuria, was charged with OWI on Oct. 31. A police office stopped after Lynch had stopped on 90th Avenue because his tire had blown. The officer noted signs of intoxication and asked Lynch if he’d been drinking. Lynch allegedly replied, “I’ve had enough for an army.” He was given sobriety tests, including a PBT, which registered .17, and he was arrested. —with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Burnett County warrants Robin Hawkinson, 52, Superior, arrest warrant - complaint Oct. 26. Aarol L. Karl, 43, Frederic, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Cassandra A. Mack, 28, Grantsburg, arrest warrant complaint, Oct. 26. Kelly M. Macone, 23, Hayward, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Christopher L. Maves, 24, Antigo, failure to pay fines, Oct. 29. Travis W. Moser, 19, Superior, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Joel S. Rose, 29, Farmington, Minn., arrest warrant - complaint, Oct. 26. Rebecca S. Syring, 25, Siren, warrant - failure to appear, Oct. 25. Chelsea M. Thompson, 18, Rice Lake, warrant - failure to appear, Oct. 28. Noah R. Tijerina, 33, Siren, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Christian X. Weeks, 17, Siren, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Janine M. Welch, 40, Bismark, N.D., arrest warrant - complaint, Oct. 29.

tor and child will be doing many handson things to help both to feel more connected to the community in which they live and gain a better understanding of the skill they are learning. ‘“There will be nutrition and fitness classes, opportunities to garden, cultural experiences - whatever is possible to make this a wonderful experience for both the mentor and child will be done!” Haley said. Children ages 5-15 who are put into the program don’t always have mentors so mentors are greatly needed and especially male mentors. Kinship will need to raise $5,000 on its own to qualify for the final $5,000 of the grant. Anyone who would like to donate can send to Kinship of Burnett County, P.O. Box 53 Siren, WI 54872 or feel free to contact Kinship about its fundraisers, volunteers and participants - they are always needed. - from Kinship of Burnett County

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WEBSTER – As a fundraiser for the new library in Webster, the Friends of the Burnett Community Library will be selling a new edition of the cookbook “Nature’s Gifts: Wild Rice and Berries from Folle Avoine.” The proceeds of the book will help pay for the new library in Webster. Signed copies of the cookbook and free samples of recipes from the cookbook will

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John R. Bearhart, 27, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Leslie M. Bond, 35, Superior, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Floyd A. Buchin, 43, Superior, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Ashley E. Burton, 26, Siren, failure to pay fines, Oct. 27. James P. Burton, 26, Siren, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Amber M. Chute, 22, Grantsburg, failure to pay fines, Oct. 25. Betty L. Daulton, 68, New Richmond, arrest warrant - complaint, Oct. 26. Lenny B. Davis, 38, Naples, Fla., failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Alexander J. Dyba, 21, Necedah, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Gene A. Ellingsen, 65, Balsam Lake, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Nathan T. Eng, 40, Hudson, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Michael W. Ferrell, 31, Blaine, Minn., failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Debra M. Fosberg, 35, Minong, failure to pay fines, Oct. 26. Richard K. Haas, 51, Farmington, Minn., failure to pay fines, Oct. 26.

County. “It allows us to take wonderful care of the children and families in the community.” The grant is designed to get Kinship into the homes of the children and mentors and work with them one-on-one to make the most of the match and get them fired up for life. “In these tough economic times everyone seems to be affected and those in Kinship are no different ... they need encouragement,” Haley noted. The Kinship staff will be working with the families and individuals in the program to enhance the mentor-child match and support the efforts of the mentor. Each match will get individual attention and the specific needs of each match wil be addressed. A curriculum will be designed for each match that will meet their specific needs pertaining to life skills. Kinship will be working with many different agencies to add life to this curriculum. Besides covering information, the men-

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program, has received a grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation. “It has become continually difficult to obtain funding so receiving a grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation Kinship is wonderful,” said Deb Haley, director of Kinship of Burnett

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1.8-percent total levy increase by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The long Polk County 2011 budget process comes to a conclusion next Tuesday, Nov. 9. The public gets to have its say on the budget during the budget hearing at 7 p.m. Following that, the supervisors have their last chance to make changes before the county board adopts a budget and sets the tax levy for the coming year. The actions take place as part of the monthly county board meeting which starts at 6 p.m. at the government center building in Balsam Lake. The $55 million proposed Polk County budget includes a $21 million county tax levy, an increase of 1.84 percent including debt service. Operating costs are up 1.12 percent, well under the 3-percent levy cap,

and debt service is up 0.72 percent. While some adjustments have been made since the county Administrator Dana Frey presented the proposed budget in early September, the revenue and expense totals have not been altered. Polk County has about 450 full-time employees. The wages of most of the employees are established by union contracts. Those contracts, which run through the end of 2011, give the covered employees a base pay increase of just under 3 percent in 2011 (a 2-percent increase in January and a 1-percent increase in July). About 60 employees, mostly in managerial positions, will not be receiving a base pay increase in 2011, their second year in a row with no base pay raise. Personnel costs, which include health insurance and retirement, amount to $30 million, about 55 percent of the total budget. The budget preparation started with

revenue projections from several sources down and wages going up. Frey’s challenge was to prepare a balanced budget that avoided a large levy increase. He started by asking each department to find reductions in expenses of 1.5 percent. He then reviewed each budget and worked with department heads to find more savings. Human services found a way to reduce expenses $200,000 with new approaches to emergency placements of persons at risk. Highway found a way to save $40,000 by using a new way to control road icing. Frey also directed that each department budget for normal expenses and not for the unusual or worst case. In the future, departments will not have their own reserve funds for an expensive jury trial or the possible jump in gas prices. All department reserve funds have now been consolidated in the county contingency fund.

That fund balance, which is supposed to be at 20 percent of general fund expenditures to cover operating costs, had dropped to 12 percent. Frey’s action gives that reserve a onetime boost in funds, but still short of the 20-percent goal. While the 2011 budget is coming in with a slight increase in levy dollars, Frey has warned the supervisors that the 2012 budget will require some major work. Frey projects that the economic downturn will not be corrected until 2014. He says operations costs are now at a minimum and future budget reductions will need to come from program cuts. Frey has told the supervisors and department heads that work on the 2012 budget will start in January 2011. Meanwhile, Frey, who started working for the county June 7, has delivered his first Polk County budget.

Polk County government budget notes partments have less than 20 employees. Veterans services has a staff of two. Most county departments and employees are involved in direct service to the public. Most of the work of the county could be called public protection and law enforcement, not just the sheriff’s department. That would include protecting lakes, protecting property from harmful development, inspecting restaurants for food safety and protecting citizens at risk (the elderly and children). The county clerk, treasurer and register of deeds maintain public records. They record who is born, marries and dies. They record who owns what property. This record keeping is one of the oldest functions of government. These offices have 10 FTE employees. Four departments, finance, personnel,

The chairs are in use No last-minute spending this year by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Last winter and spring, Polk County was involved in an ongoing dispute over what to do with an unauthorized $39,000 purchase of tables and chairs. The end of the year order of equipment was made by human services Director Sherry Gjonnes. The county board, after many attempts to make a decision of whether to keep the items or sell them, turned the issue over to county Administrator Dana Frey.

by Laura Podgornik Wisconsin Public Radio ASHLAND - Ashland’s Vaughn Public Library is getting back overdue books and hoping to make a big donation to the local

Polk budget details on the Web by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Details on the Polk County 2011 budget, including a detailed seven-page explanation by county Administrator Dana Frey, can be found on the Polk County Web site. Fey explores the current state of the county finances and reviews all revenues and expenses. He also includes a forecast of what to expect in the future. His informational and educational report is an introduction to all government finances. The report, titled 2011 Budget Recommendation, can be found at Click on Budget/Financial Reports on the home page and open the top line.


The Frederic Farmers Market is closed for the season. We wish to thank the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association for allowing us the use of the parking lot and the support of the community which makes the market a success. Thanks to all the vendors and shoppers. Hope you are back in 2011.

The 80 $269 chairs are now in use, spread out over five meeting rooms at the county, replacing a number of older chairs with an unsafe design. The presence of the chairs was noted at the finance committee meeting Wednesday, Oct. 27. “What about unspent money at the end of the year?” Supervisor Brian Masters asked Frey while pointing around at the chairs in the room. “That won’t happen again,” Supervisor Neil Johnson said. “Only if I don’t know about it,” Frey responded.

Library turns overdue books into food donations food shelf at the same time. Guilt-stricken library patrons in Ashland can sigh in relief. During November and December, people can bring back overdue books, CDs and DVDs without having to pay a fine. Vaughn Public Library Director Shirley Miller says people only need to bring along two nonperishable food items and they’re in the clear. She says it benefits the library because it gets some of those items that have been overdue a long time returned, and it benefits the community because her staff gets a lot of great donations for the food shelf. Vaughn has hosted Food for Fines every December for the past few years. Miller says since it’s been such a success, they’ve extended it into November. How overdue was the most overdue item last year? Miller won’t say. She says they don’t want to overplay the guilt card.

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property and information technology, exist to serve all the departments that deal with the public. They are the support that lets the county do its work. There are 23 FTE workers in this category. The county operates three businesses or enterprises, self-sufficient operations that (usually) require no levy dollars and are not mandated services. These are Golden Age Manor, the lime quarry and the recycling center. GAM has 106 employees. There are four workers at the quarry and 5.5 at recycling.

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by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Polk County government is a big operation made up of many parts. It will have a $55 million budget for 2011 and employs about 450 people. Here are some facts about the county government. Four departments account for $30 million of that $55 million expense. Those departments are human services ($8.5 million), Golden Age Manor ($8 million), public protection ($7.2 million), and highway ($7 million). Most of these departments operate for a large part with nonlevy dollars. GAM now takes no levy

dollars. The property tax levy raises $21 million of the county’s $55 million expense. Five departments and debt service account for 95-percent levy dollars. Public protection takes 32 percent of the levy ($6.8 million). Other levy dollars go to human services ($3.8 million / 18 percent), debt service ($3.8 million/18 percent), highway ($3 million/14 percent), property ($1.5 million/7 percent), and health ($900,000/4.8 percent). All other county departments account for 5 percent of the levy dollars. The county has 445 full-time equivalent employees. The largest employee group, 106 FTE, is at Golden Age Manor, the county-owned nursing home. The other large departments are public protection (76 employees), human services (71), highway (38) and health (26). All other de-

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Ways to increase mental health treatment discussed Rep. Hraychuck, Rep. Pasch host spirited discussion at Polk County Government Center MILWAUKEE - Local mental-health and substance use disorder experts, including advocates, law enforcement officials and members of faith-based agencies, discussed ways to increase access to treatment in Wisconsin during a listening session Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam Lake. The Making Parity Real listening session, the eighth in a statewide series, drew more than 20 mental-health and substance-use disorder stakeholders from Polk County. Amy DeLong, consultant to the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, discussed the task force’s efforts to fight the stigma associated with mental-illness conditions and substance use disorders, including their Back of the Door campaign. Rep. Ann Hraychuck, D-Balsam Lake, and Rep. Sandy Pasch, D-Whitefish Bay, hosted the event. David Riemer, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute director, led the discussion, which included: • The Crisis Intervention Training program, which provides mental-health education and training to first responders who treat men and women experiencing a mental-health crisis. The program, first developed as a

collaboration between mental health advocates and law enforcement officials in Memphis, Tenn., has become a model for improving interactions in emergency mentalhealth situations. • Ways to increase the number of mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers in rural areas, and how to increase transportation options for rural consumers. • Ways to improve state laws which allow for emergency detentions for psychiatric care. • The importance of including mental-health consumers in plans to amend public policy to increase treatment. “During Making Parity Real, the community of mental-health and substance-use disorder stakeholders in Polk County offered a wealth of interesting, provocative suggestions for increasing treatment in Wisconsin,” said Genyne Edwards, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute advocacy consultant. “I greatly thank Rep. Hraychuck for her leadership and commitment to ensuring a vibrant dialogue. Based on information learned in Balsam Lake, and other symposia around the state, the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute plans to present state lawmakers and policymakers with recommendations to close Wisconsin’s treatment gaps.” For more information about the series, visit

The toll

POLK COUNTY - Untreated mental illnesses and substance use disorders are taking a tremendous toll on the residents of Wisconsin and Polk County. In 2008, 737 Wisconsin residents took their own lives, the highest suicide level in at least 20 years, according to a report by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. From 1999-2008, Polk County’s suicide rate was 13.2 (58 deaths), higher than the state average of 11.6. Experts point to the lack of available mental-health care, a high rate of binge drinking and easy access to firearms as potential links. Additionally, drug and alcohol use account for more than 2,100 deaths every year in Wisconsin, with more than $4.6 billion in associated costs, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Making Parity Real was presented in Polk County in conjunction with the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County. The series is sponsored by the Milwaukee Addiction Treatment Initiative, Disability Rights-Wisconsin, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin and the Grassroots Empowerment Project. - submitted

Supreme Court justice opposes transfer of cases to tribal courts by Gil Halsted Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE -Tribal judges in Wisconsin say cooperation between state and tribal courts is improving rapidly. But some members of the state Supreme Court aren’t happy with a new rule allowing the transfer of cases from state to tribal courts. The new rule adopted two years ago has been amended once to make it easier to transfer thousands of child custody cases from Brown and Outagamie counties to the Oneida tribal court. That process is still under way, and Oneida Nation Chief Judge Winifred Thomas told the court this week the results are excellent.

“It works,” says Thomas. “Tribes call it peacemaking. Bring those children in and bring those parents in, and we try very hard to make it a win-win situation even though the parents have agreed to disagree.” Thomas says moving these cases into tribal court is important because she believes tribal people often don’t get a fair shake in circuit court. But when cases are transferred to tribal court, there is one thing the parties involved don’t get according to Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack. And that’s the guarantee of a right to appeal to state court if they don’t want their case transferred. She says she wants cases to be transferred to the tribe only if both parties

agree. “If someone doesn’t want to go, I don’t know how to preserve those guarantees for them. My problem with the statute is that it’s nonconsensual for folks who are not tribal members.” Tribal judges counter that since the rule has been in place, all the transfers have been consensual. The rule has also become the envy of state and tribal judges in Michigan and Wisconsin who are trying to adopt a similar approach to solving conflicts between the two sovereign judicial systems.

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What is Restorative Justice? - from Burnett County Restorative Justice BURNETT COUNTY - We are excited at Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin, Inc. to extend to you a series of educational articles about what restorative justice is and what our agency does within the communities of northwest Wisconsin. Our plan is to share information on our various services and programming each column so that you can understand more about the benefits of restorative justice in our community. To begin with, Restorative Justice is a response to crime that is concerned with repairing the harm that was caused and helping all people affected a crime to be restored and strengthened. With a restorative justice approach, victims, offenders and the community are all involved in the process of acknowledging the impact of the crime and determining what it will take to repair the damage that was done. Through Restorative Justice, offenders can become accountable and take responsibility for the crime and the damage incurred. Offenders can listen to the impact of their actions and ask victims directly how they can repair the harm they caused. The offenders can earn back valuable trust by working in the community in constructive ways that contribute something meaningful to victims and the community. Offenders have the opportunity to make things right and regain self-respect. Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) agency that consists primarily of volunteer community members who work in many ways to help those affected by crime to find peace and healing.

They give their services to the community by participating in programming such as Victim Offender Conferencing, Victim Impact Panel, Youth Educational Shoplifting Program, Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs of Addiction Educational Program, and the Community Service Program. The board of directors would like to invite everyone to attend our upcoming spaghetti dinner fund raiser on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Siren Moose Lodge on Hwy. 70. We will be featuring homemade meat sauce with bread sticks and salad for an affordable cost of $7 per person (12 years to adult) and $4 per child (up to 11 years old). There will also be a silent auction with items donated by local retailers. If you are a local business and you would like to donate any items for our event, please contact us at our office at 715-349-2117. We look forward to seeing everyone there…Mangia! (Let’s eat!).

PHOTO AT LEFT: Ten-year-old Logan Nieman took second place in the yo-yo contest at the yo-yo demonstration at Luck last Saturday, thanks to concentration like this. ABOVE: Hank Freeman (R) demonstrates the best way to wind a yo-yo string to a local youngster who is just learning how to throw. See page 24 for story and more photos. - Photos by Greg Marsten

No Frederic Sleigh Parade FREDERIC – The Frederic sleigh parade, held for nine years, will not be held this year, or, possibly, ever again. The organizers of the parade during its existence, Larry and Liz Peterson, resigned after last year’s parade. A call was put out that help was needed to organize the parade, as the job has gotten too big for the Petersons to do alone, but no one has come forward. There have been usually 22 to 25 vintage sleighs in the parade, with up to 500 spectators, according to Liz Peterson. — submitted

TitW director to be interviewed on radio show Friday SHELL LAKE - Patti Fox, director of Shell Lake’s Theatre-in-the-Woods’ production of “Almighty Bob” will be interviewed on the Spectrum West radio program on Friday, Nov. 5 (88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire). The show will feature the award-winning Jeff Daniels, actor and singer/songwriter, who will appear Friday, Nov. 12 at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. On the Friday radio show, correspondent Jim Oliver will talk

with Fox about the production of “Almighty Bob.” The performance begins on Friday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and runs through the 14th. The theater is opening its 21st season in Shell Lake. Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in Western Wisconsin. It includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. — submitted





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Once again we look at education for our children in despair and do the sensible thing – we throw some money at it. We regularly hear that our expensive, fancy education is leaving almost one-fifth of our 18-year-olds as functional illiterates. Get out the money scoop and start pitching. This time we are reverting to an old, and often repeated, recommendation – merit pay for teachers. So what’s wrong with it? Other production endeavors use it with success. Millwork factories pay piecework and increase production. Finance companies pay bonuses for profit increases, etc. These organizations have something in common. They have dependable measuring systems on which to base their merit pay. Doesn’t education have a dependable measuring system too? As usual, merit pay promoters point to an exit strategy in the form of test scores earned by their students. Teachers will quite rightly tell you that this system is very unreliable because of wide variation between groups of children. Sometimes the best teacher will show the lowest test score results because of this variability. What about the teachers who are assigned impoverished, learning- or behavior-challenged, or other difficult teaching groups? Then, this system injects an unnecessary delay into the measurement while waiting for year-end test results. An excellent teacher may be overlooked while a charming, but incompetent or lazy teacher may do much damage during this time lag of months or years. Profit-oriented organizations measure quantity and quality of production. Schools can do this too. First, there must be regular and competent observation of production. As a teacher, my classroom was visited by my supervisor once in 10 years – pretty much the norm in public education. Quality of education is a no-brainer. It is policy. Does the teacher channel curriculum requirements into lesson plans and then into classroom presentations? Somebody has to look to determine this. Quantity of education is also observable. Just like any endeavor, progress in

education is proportional to contact time with task. Educators claim to be able to measure “on task.” Again, the observer/evaluator has to be there. Just counting the number of students on task in the classroom at regular intervals will yield that result. Important facets of teaching will be reflected in these two observation areas. High on-task levels are impossible without efficient discipline and skillful teaching methods. Attempting merit pay without regular precision measurements yields chaos. We have enough of that. Dr. James Watrud Clayton

Yo-yos return to Luck Gratitude is extended to the Luck Historical Society, the Luck Library and the village of Luck for hosting the Duncan YoYo demonstration team last Sunday. Best show of the weekend. When Duncan Yo-Yos were being produced in Luck in 1946, who would have thought 64 years later the little, round, kid’s toy would still be around? Kid’s toy? They have a National and World YoYo Champion, and the demonstrators who came to Luck showed off some amazing skills with high-tech versions of the yo-yo. One judged category of competition is done with the yo-yo not even attached to the string. You have to see it to believe it. Duncan Yo-Yos were a big part of our local economy from 1946 to 1966. Material came in by train, 3,000-plus yo-yos could be produced per hour and, at peak production, three shifts cranked them out 24 hours a day to meet worldwide demand. It was fun to return to the days when entertainment didn’t require batteries, and little start-up businesses could have an international influence 64 years later. Gratitude is extended again to all of those who brought this part of Polk County’s history back to where it started—Luck. William F. Johnson Frederic

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• Where to write • President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 Governor Jim Doyle P.O. Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707 Congressman David Obey (7th District) 2462 Rayburn Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 or Federal Building, Wausau, WI 54401 (715) 842-5606 Rep. Nick Milroy (73rd District) Room 221 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708 E-mail:


Rep. Ann Hraychuck (28th District) State Capitol, P.O. Box 8942 Madison, WI 53708 Phone: 608-267-2365 • Toll free: 888-529-0028 In-district: 715-485-3362 rep.hraychuck@ Rep. Mary Hubler (75th District) Room 7 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 or 1966 21-7/8 St., Rice Lake 54868 (715) 234-7421• (608) 2662519 U.S. Senator Herb Kohl 330 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 (715) 832-8492

Senator Robert Jauch (25th District) Room 19 South, State Capitol P.O. Box 788, Madison, WI 53707 E-mail: Senator Sheila Harsdorf (10th District) State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707 (608) 266-7745 • (715) 2321390 Toll-free - 1-800-862-1092

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Cemetery expansion put on hold RICE LAKE - A northside plot of land reserved for a cemetery probably won't be one. It may already be an Indian burial ground. The city had planned to expand Nora Cemetery into a vacant 20-acre site north of the existing cemetery. The site is the Sorenson property. It was most recently used as a temporary soccer field while the Moon Lake fields were being built. But a Wisconsin Historical Society report states that at one time there were Indian mounds on the eastern part of the site, and there may be more there. There are also mounds just across Lakeshore Drive on residential lots. Because of that, the society recommends that the eastern 200 feet of the Sorenson property be preserved, and that the city examine the rest of the property by scraping the top 6 inches of soil from the remainder of the property to see if there are indications of further mounds, such as artifacts or remains. Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Department director Ronn Kopp told the city council on Monday that with the development the property may never become a cemetery as planned. He said because the study was recently completed the parks department has had little time to consider alternatives. "Where we could go to, we haven't thought too much about it," said Kopp. The situation came to light when Cooper Engineering began looking at the site in preparation for the cemetery expansion. Preliminary research found a plat record from 1954 that indicated there were several mounds on the site. - Rice Lake Chronotype Eight arrested on counterfeit charges NORTH BRANCH, Minn. - Eight people have been arrested in North Branch on misdemeanor and felony level counterfeit charges after several fake $100 bills were passed to local area businesses. On Friday, Oct. 22, the North Branch Police Department responded to Burger King to investigate a counterfeit $100 bill that was received by a counterperson. After obtaining information about the incident, North Branch police officers located and stopped a vehicle containing the suspect involved and several other people. During the investigation, officers learned that the group had also spent these fake bills at several businesses at the North Branch Outlet Mall. The eight individuals arrested are: Kenneth Jordan, 31, of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; Damon Gunn, 24, of Chicago; Shakisha Martin, 35, of South Bend, Ind.; Monique Banks, 30, of Minneapolis; Rashu Smith, 33, of South Bend, Ind.; Montrea Wade, 28, of South Bend, Ind.; Darnell Jackson, 29, of Chicago; and Jarika Studway, 19, of Minneapolis. Deputies from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Wyoming Police Department assisted in the investigation. -

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(Nov. 3, 11, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY 112 E. Washington St., DTB 8 Suwanee, Georgia 30024-2529, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT L. COOK 232 Morseman Road, #1 Dresser, Wisconsin 54020, Defendant(s) Case No. 10-CV-669 Daubert Law Firm File: 09-08010-0 SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after November 3, 2010, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and to plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is One Corporate Drive, Suite 400, P.O. Box 1519, Wausau, Wisconsin 54402-1519. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: October 29, 2010 Daubert Law Firm LLC Attorneys for the Plaintiff Melissa A. Spindler State Bar No.: 1060672 One Corporate Drive, Suite 400 P.O. Box 1519 Wausau, WI 54402-1519 715-845-1805

Oct. 26, 2010. Kelly R. Johnson, town of Apple River, Andrew J. Sigsworth, town of Apple River, issued Oct. 26, 2010.

Burnett County deaths James Trigg, 75, Meenon, Oct. 19.

Glenn V. Anderson Jr., 75, St. Croix Falls, Oct. 17.

Burnett Co. marriage licenses Randolph J. Lucas II, Dewey, and Darla J. Barrett, Dewey, (Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Plaintiff/Third Party Defendant, vs. Scott H. Lee and Lisa M. Lee, as husband and wife, Defendants/Third Party Defendants, vs. AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S & C Bank, Intervenor/Third Party Plaintiff. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No.: 08 CV 619 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Molly E. GaleWyrick PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the April 26, 2010, in the amount of $24,414.68, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: November 24, 2010, at 10:00 p.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Foyer Area Polk County Sheriff’s Office 1005 West Main St., Suite 900 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 DESCRIPTION: All that part of Block 4 of Staffenson’s Addition to the City of Amery lying South of a line described as follows: Said line shall begin at a point on East line of said Block 4 midway between points where the North and South ends of said block line intersect with edges of Apple River, thence in a Westerly direction at right angles to said block line to the edge of Apple River lying in and comprising a part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 28, Township 33 North, Range 16 West. Together with the right to use the East 30 feet of Block 4 from Winchester Street to the above-described parcel for Roadway purposes. Said land being in the County of Polk & State of Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 249 Winchester Street Amery, WI 54001 Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff & Vierling, P.L.L.P. Nicholas J. Vivian (#1047165) Attorney for Plaintiff 1809 Northwestern Avenue Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2878 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 522574 WNAXLP

Oct. 29. Michael A. Zajac, Swiss, and Amanda M. Quiqley, Swiss, Oct. 29.

(Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION The Bank Of New York Mellon F/K/A The Bank Of New York, As Trustee For The Certificateholders Cwalt, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust 2006OC1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-OC1 Plaintiff vs. Steve M. Preisler; Julie A. Preisler; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Acting Solely As Nominee For Intervale Mortgage Corporation; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 10 CV 89 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 18, 2010, in the amount of $102,593.09, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Commencing 480 feet north of the east 1/8 post in the south line of Section 15, Township 32 North of Range 19 West, thence north on said 1/8 line 95 feet; thence west at right angles with said 1/8 line 150 feet; thence south parallel with said 1/8 line 95 feet; thence east 150 feet to the place of beginning said described piece of parcel of land being a part of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 15, Township 32 North of Range 19 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 022-00362-0000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 307 St. Rd. 35, Osceola, WI 54020. Dated this 27th day of October, 2010. Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Gunar J. Blumberg State Bar No. 1028987 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe, Ste. 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 524401 WNAXLP


The Siren Sanitary District meeting will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at the Siren Town Hall. The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will be posted. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk, 715-349-5119 524515 11L

Thomas O. Mulligan, 65, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kit A. Drake, 36, Everett, Wash., hunting violation - bow tag on deer not killed with a bow, $303.30; hunt within 50 feet of roads center, $222.90; transport loaded firearm in vehicle - three counts, $774.30. Coleman B. Ford, 35, Webster, speeding, $175.30. Randall P. Clancy, 47, Clayton, speeding, $200.50. Allen L. Kangas, 55, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Nicholas L. K. Simmons, no date of birth given, Grantsburg, disorderly conduct, with motor vehicle, $185.00. Thomas M. Caron, 35, Dresser, OWI, $691.50, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment; possession of marijuana, $127.50. Jacob J. Gunderman, 20, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., OWI, $691.50, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment; possession of drug parapherna-

lia, one-year probation, sentence withheld, alcohol assessment, $100.00. Malinda L. Williams. 39, New Haven Conn., OWI, $754.50, license revoked seven months, alcohol assessment. Sergey V. Naumchik, 22, Burnsville, Minn., OWI, $817.50, license revoked eight months, ignition interlock for one year, alcohol assessment. Bemosaakwe, 21, Shell Lake, issue worthless checks, $330.50. Laurence Bearhart, 71, Webster, operate without a license, $186.00. Shonda L. McFaggen, 27, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $330.50. Steve E. Hodges, 39, Goshen, Ind., disorderly conduct, $883.00, other sentence. Madeline E. Winslow, 29, Webster, possession of drug paraphernalia, $330.50. Charlie A. Flocken, 45, Minneapolis, Minn., possession of marijuana, $330.50.

Burnett County civil court The Sigfried Group vs. Jean M. Didier, Webster, $4,054.22. Capital One Bank vs. Natasha R. Breeden, Webster, $2,205.35. Capital One Bank vs. Russell K. Hamilton, Grantsburg, $1,480.41. Americredit Financial Services vs. Rick D. Berglund, Grantsburg, return of 2006 Ford 250 plus $439.50.

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(Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. MARC R. COCHERELL, et al. Defendants. Case No.: 10 CV 63 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 26, 2010, in the amount of $121,427.76, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1186, recorded in Volume 6 of Certified Survey Maps, on Page 2, as Document No. 449416, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 22, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2036 150th St., Milltown, WI 54858. TAX KEY NO.: 040-00596-0000. Dated this 27th week of September, 2010. /s/Sheriff Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Chaz M. Rodriguez Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1063071 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (809660)

Capital One Bank vs. Bruce Holter, Shell Lake, $1,341.75. Jeffrey J. Pavelka, vs. Steve Finley, Webster, $5,096.50.

Polk County deaths Dianne K. Engelhart, 68, St. Croix Falls, died Oct. 12, 2010. Iona H. VanGundy, 85, Luck, died Oct. 13, 2010. Glenn V. Anderson Jr., 75, Wood River Township, died Oct. 13, 2010. Donald C. Hoffman, 77, Black Brook Township, died Oct. 18, 2010. James T. Lehmann, 80, St. Croix Falls, died Oct. 19, 2010. Donald R. Nygaard, 81, Woodbury, Minn., died Oct. 19, 2010. Edwin H. Patterson, 85, Balsam Lake, died Oct. 21, 2010. (Nov. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ELSIE SKOW Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Heirship and Notice to Creditors Case No. 10 PR 45 A petition has been filed for administration of the estate and determination of heirship of the decedent, whose date of birth was March 10, 1915, and date of death was December 24, 2005. The decedent died domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of: 1657A 270th Avenue, Luck, WI 54853. IT IS ORDERED THAT: 1. The petition be heard at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Branch 1, before Hon. Molly E. GaleWyrick, Court Official, on December 7, 2010, or 8:30 a.m. or when scheduled thereafter. 2. Heirship will be determined on the date set for hearing on the final account. You need not appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if no objection is made. 3. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the court on or before January 25, 2011. 4. Publication of this notice shall constitute notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. BY THE COURT: Molly E. GaleWyrick Circuit Court Judge/Court Commissioner October 15, 2010 Please check with the attorney/petitioner below for exact time and date. George W. Benson Attorney at Law BENSON LAW OFFICE LLC P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 715-349-5215 Bar Number: 1012978

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(Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BankCherokee, Plaintiff vs. Johnson Rental Properties, Inc., Timothy Johnson and Pamela Johnson, Defendants. Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 09 CV 798 Hon. Robert H. Rasmussen Please take notice that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the 13th day of May, 2010, the Sheriff of Polk County will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: December 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lot 12, Block 4, Plat of Lawson in the Village of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 813 Park Avenue, Luck, WI. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Stein & Moore, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 332 Minnesota St., Ste. W-1650 St. Paul, MN 55101 651-224-9683

Chelsea l. Bjornstad, town of Dresser, Sean J. Kruse, town of Dresser, issued Oct. 25, 2010. Angelica L. Jackson, town of Swiss, Johnathon M. Vogel, town of Balsam Lake, issued

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(Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY MinnWest Bank – Eagan, 1150 Yankee Doodle Road Eagan, Minnesota 55121, Plaintiff, vs. Trout Haven Development LLC 1079 – 340th Avenue Frederic, Wisconsin 54837, Defendant. Case No. 10 CV 21 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 16, 2010, in the amount of $1,299,751.64, the undersigned Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 15, 2010, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is” and is subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Front entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, Plat of Trout Haven Condos, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 4648 recorded in Volume 20 of Certified Survey Maps at page 200, Document No. 688918, in the Office of the Polk County Register of Deeds. Said map located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of NW 1/4) and parts of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of NW 1/4) and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SE 1/4 of NW 1/4), all in Section Seventeen (17), Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Sixteen (16) West, Polk County, Wisconsin. This parcel can not be sold in parcels without material injury to the rights of the parties and the Defendants have agreed that the parcel may be sold in its entirety. TAX PARCEL NOS: 014-003700100, 014-00370-0200, 01400370-0300, 014-00370-0400, 014-00370-0500, 014-003700600, 014-00370-0700, 01400370-0800, 014-00370-1000, 014-00370-1100, 014-003701200, 014-00370-1400, 01400370-1500, 014-00370-1600, 014-00370-1800, 014-003700020, 014-00370-2100, 01400370-2200, 014-00370-2300, 014-00370-2400, 014-003702500, 014-00370-2600, 01400370-3000. DATED: October 18, 2010. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Hanft Fride A Professional Association Attorneys for MinnWest Bank Eagan 1000 U.S. Bank Place 130 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802-2094 Tel. (218) 722-4766 Hanft Fride, a Professional Association, is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt.

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(Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY First National Community Bank, Plaintiff vs. Aaron Kromrey, Ellen S. Kromrey, F/K/A Ellen Pogodzinski, and WESTconsin Credit Union, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 09 CV 347 Case Code: 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 13, 2009, in the amount of $176,315.96, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down, in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: The front lobby of the Polk County Judicial Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 3638 recorded in Vol. 16 of C.S.M., pg. 151, as Doc. No. 629705 located in part of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 32 North, Range 19 West, Town of Farmington, Polk County, Wisconsin. TOGETHER WITH an easement for ingress and egress described as follows: A part of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 32 North, Range 19 West, Town of Farmington, Polk County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the SE corner of said Section 27; thence N00013’27”W 1,724.37 feet along the East line of said SE 1/4 of Section 27; thence S89031’55”W 428.54 feet to the point of beginning of said easement; An Easement including an 80-foot radius arc around the said point of beginning; thence the road easement continues from said point of beginning 33 feet either side of and parallel to a line bearing S89031’55”W 834.00 feet to the east rightof-way line of State Trunk Highway 35. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2603 13th Avenue, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020. Dated this 22nd day of September, 2010. /s/Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Ronald L. Siler VAN DYK, WILLIAMSON & SILER, S.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 201 South Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017 Van Dyk, Williamson & Siler, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. If you previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 523293 WNAXLP


Notices/Employment Opportunities (Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY First National Bank & Trust Plaintiff, vs. James L. Henke Todd Ellertson Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 10 CV 26 Case Code 30404 By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the aboveentitled action on April 28, 2010, I will sell at public auction at the Polk County Justice Center, located at 1005 West Main St., in the City of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 23rd day of November, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: Parcel Ia: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 2014, Volume 9, Page 162, being located in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 35 North, Range 15 West, (in the Town of Johnstown), Polk County, Wis. Parcel Ib: Together with nonexclusive rights of ingress and egress over and across the ingress-egress and utility easements as more fully depicted on Certified Survey Maps 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Parcel IIA: Part of Government Lot 1, Section 27, Range 35 North, Range 16 West (in the Town of Georgetown), Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at a point on the East Boundary line of Government Lot 1,400 feet South of the Northeast corner of Section 27; thence running South on the East boundary line of Government Lot 1,100 feet; thence running West on a course parallel with the North boundary line of Lot 1 to an intersection with the high-water mark on the shore of Blake Lake; thence following the shores of Blake Lake at a high-water mark in a Northwesterly direction to a point 400 feet due South of the North boundary line of Government Lot 1; thence running east on a course parallel with the North boundary line of Government Lot 1 to the East boundary line of Government Lot 1, which is the point of beginning; Commencing at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 10, of Section 26, Township 35 North, Range 16 West (in the Town of Georgetown), Polk County, Wis.; thence South along the West line of said Lot, 400 feet to the point of beginning; thence East 80 feet; thence South parallel with the West line of said Lot, 100 feet; thence West 80 feet, thence North along the West line to the point of beginning; Parcel IIB: Together with and subject to all rights, benefits and burdens of that certain driveway agreement and easement as recorded in Volume 436 of Records, Page 606, Document No. 405563. TERMS OF SALE: (10% cash down payment at sale, balance within ten (10) days of Court approval). Dated at Menomonie, Wis., this 4th day of October, 2010. Tim Moore Sheriff The property is located at: 794 200th Avenue, Luck, WI 54853. Andrew J. Harrington WSB #1061492 LIDEN & DOBBERFUHL, S.C. Attorneys for the Plaintiff 425 E. LaSalle Ave. P.O. Box 137 Barron, WI 54812 Telephone: 715-537-5636


The Regular Village Board meeting for the Village of Siren will be held on Thursday, November 11, at 2 p.m. A special Village Board meeting will be held on Monday, November 8, at 2 p.m. as well. Agenda of both of these meetings will be posted. For further information, please contact Village Clerk/Treasurer Ann Peterson at 715-349-2273. 524519 11L


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 6:45 p.m., at the Siren Town hall, a public hearing on the 2011 proposed budget for the Town of Siren, Burnett County, will be held. The 2011 proposed budget in detail is available for inspection by calling Mary Hunter, Clerk, at 715-349-5119.


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 11, 2010, immediately following the completion of the public hearing on the proposed 2011 budget, which begins at 6:45 p.m. A special meeting of the electors called pursuant to section 60.12(1)© of Wis. Statutes by the Town Board for the following purposes will be held: To approve the total 2011 highway expenditures pursuant to sec. 81.01(3) of Wis. Statutes provide machinery implement, material and equipment needed to construct and repair said highways and bridges. To authorize the Town of Siren to spend a sum over the annual limit of $10,000 for machinery implements, material and equipment needed to construct and repair highways and bridges. To adopt the 2010 town tax levy to be collected in 2011 pursuant to section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Statutes.


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, immediately following the completion of the Special Town Electors Meeting, the Town Board will hold a Special Board Meeting to adopt the 2011 proposed budget for the Town of Siren. Mary Hunter, Clerk 524715 11L WNAXLP

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The Town of Siren will hold a Board Meeting on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at the Siren Town Hall. The meeting will be called to order at 7 p.m. The agenda will be posted. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk, 715-349-5119 524516 11L


Call to Order Evidence of Proper Notice Roll Call Prayer – Supervisor Caspersen Pledge of Allegiance Consideration of Corrections to the Noticed Agenda Consideration of Corrections to the Published Minutes of the October 12, 2010, County Board Meeting Public Comments, 3 minutes Per Person, not to exceed 30 minutes total Chairperson’s Report County Administrator’s Report Finance Director’s Report Committee/Board Reports a. Highway – Supvr. Caspersen b. Finance – Supvr. Bergstrom c. Personnel – Supvr. Arcand d. Property, Forestry & Recreation – Supvr. Jepsen e. Extension, Land & Water, Lime – Supvr. D. Johansen f. Public Protection – Supvr. Luke g. Land Info – Supvr. O’Connell h. Human Services Board – Supvr. Stoneking i. Boards of Health & Aging – Supvr. Schmidt j. GAM Board – Supvr. Kienholz k. Organizational Comm. – Supvr. Brown Update on Serenity House – Duana Bremer Public Hearing – Polk County 2011 Budget – 7 p.m. Resolutions A. Resolution to Adopt the Polk County Budget for the Calendar Year 2011, To Set the 2011 Tax Levy, and to Authorize Staffing Plans for the Calendar Year 2011 (Resoluion not available in time for publication) B. Authorizing Funds and Application for State Funds for Transportation of the Elderly and Disabled C. Resolution Adopting Revised Zoning District Map for the Town of Eureka D. Resolution Adopting Revised Zoning District Map for the Town of Luck Confirmation of Administrator’s Appointment of Joyce Bergstrand to the Council on Aging Standing Committees/Boards Report a. Highway – Supvr. Caspersen b. Finance – Supvr. Bergstrom c. Personnel – Supvr. Arcand d. Property, Forestry & Recreation – Supvr. Jepsen e. Extension, Land & Water, Lime – Supvr. D. Johansen f. Public Protection – Supvr. Luke g. Land Info – Supvr. O’Connell h. Human Services Board – Supvr. Stoneking i. Boards of Health & Aging – Supvr. Schmidt j. GAM, Renewable Energy/Energy Indpendence Team – Supvr. Kienholz k. Organizational Comm. – Supvr. Brown 524832 11L 1a,d Adjourn


Regular Monthly Meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at 9 a.m. Shoreview Apartments - Balsam Lake Agenda: I. Call to Order. II. Minutes. III. Financial Reports. IV. Operations Report. V. Unfinished Business: A. CDBG. 524520 11L VI. New Business. VII. Adjourn.


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 7 p.m., at the Eureka Town Hall, a public hearing on the proposed 2011 budget for the Town of Eureka, Polk County, will be held. The detailed budget proposal is posted and also available for inspection at the clerk’s home office by appointment.


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 11, 2010, immediately following completion of the public hearing, a special town meeting of the electors, called by the town board pursuant to s. 60.12(1)(c), Wis. Statutes will be held for the following purpose: 1. To approve the total 2011 highway expenditures pursuant to s. 82.03(2). 2. To adopt the 2010 town tax levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to s. 60.10(1)(a).



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Jack Taylor caps off career with state title Strong work ethic and training pays off big by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer WISCONSIN RAPIDS – He spent three years trying, but Jack Taylor finally did it. On Saturday, Oct. 30, in Wisconsin Rapids, he won the Division 3 cross-country championship. So, what does a state crosscountry champion do to celebrate? “The next day I went to DQ and got a large Blizzard,” Taylor said. It was a well-deserved treat for the senior from Webster, who has spent some very long hours over the course of the past three years, trying to reach his ultimate goal. “I actually tried going for it my sophomore year, but that didn’t work out too well,” Taylor said. As a freshman, Taylor earned a trip to state with the team and finished 35th overall as an individual. As a sophomore the Tigers won the Division 3 team championship where Taylor finished sixth, and last year as a junior, Taylor took third, and didn’t stop training since that day, and it all paid off in the end. “I just felt relieved. I just felt like I fi-

Webster's Joey Erickson will get another shot at finishing even better if he makes the state meet next season, as he'll be a senior for the Tigers.

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Webster's Jack Taylor is the Division 3 state champion in cross country, with a strong work ethic and determination in the offseason. Taylor was five seconds ahead of the second-place finisher with a time of 16:25.92. – Photos courtesy of Ken Kutz nally accomplished something I should have and finally fulfilled it,” Taylor remarked on his feelings coming across the finish line. According to Taylor, the race started out very well, but was slower than he anticipated, but after the first mile, he jumped into the second-place spot behind Dennis Haak of Belleville. “I stayed right on his heels until roughly right before the two-mile mark before I just passed him,” Taylor said. The two runners traded places again but it wasn’t until just past the two-mile mark that Taylor passed Haak again. In the final 200 yards of the course, Taylor maintained his lead, and a realization of a state title. He finished about five seconds in front of Haak with a time of 16:25.92. “When I realized I was going to win was like 75 meters before the line. I looked back and I just saw a little spot of blue and I put up a No. 1 before I crossed,” Taylor said. During the past winter and summer months, Taylor was busy training. Shortly after his third-place finish in 2009, Taylor participated in the Foot Locker regional meet, and competed at the state level for the Webster track team. In the summer, he trained to achieve 500 miles on his own, but suffered a setback when he injured his Achilles tendon. A week later, Taylor was back on his training schedule and reached

about 450 miles over the summer. Rain or shine, Taylor ran about six or seven miles each day, and on some days he’d stretch it out and run up to 15 miles. “It took a lot. With all this training you’ve got to eat and sleep well, and you can’t hang out with friends late every night. You’ve got to be really on top of your game,” Taylor said. “It gets to be a little much, but it pays off, it definitely pays off.” While the Dairy Queen treat and the Division 3 championship were a welcomed part of the celebration, it won’t be long before Taylor gets out on the training block again. He’s got the spring track season to look forward to. He’s also starting to look into a college where he can compete. The University of Oklahoma will be meeting with Taylor soon to discuss his options, and several others could already be on their way.

Erickson finishes 24th Joey Erickson has something to build on for next year’s cross-country season as he finished the year at Wisconsin Rapids with a 24th-place finish and a time of 17:17.87. Erickson is a junior this year, but has been to state before. He finished in 20th place last year with a time of 17:15.8, and 27th in 2008 as a freshman with a time of 17:16.8.

Pirate boys finish eighth at state Angela Gaffney grabs 42nd spot by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Pirate boys cross-country team entered the state meet at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids as an unranked team in the state, but pulled out an eighth-place finish last Saturday, Oct. 30, on a beautiful day for a race. “To me that was a great finish to the season for us,” said coach Paul Huskamp. Senior Steven McKinley was the only member on the team with experience at RIGHT: Steven McKinley ran his final race for the Grantsburg cross-country team, but ended his career with success. – Photos courtesy of Ken Kutz

the state level this year, but each member turned out a respectable performance. McKinley ended his final cross-country race in 55th place with a time of 17:43.24, and had a great career as a two-time allconference recipient and three-time state qualifier. “He was happy about his finish,” Huskamp said, adding that it was McKinley’s personal best at the state level. McKinley came in with the second-best time on the team after teammate Zack Arnold, who finished 28th with a time of 17:19.86. Last year Arnold didn’t qualify for state, and after a slow start to the season, he dramatically changed his times to become the team’s No. 1 runner this season.

••• ST. PAUL, Minn. – Former Saints golfer Marissa Campeau finished out her freshman year with the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs women’s golf team in mid-October. She competed in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Fall Championship at Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Marissa Campeau Paul, Minn., and helped get the team to fourth place in the first half of the four-round championship. The final two rounds will be played out in the spring of 2011 sometime in April at Brandon, S.D. Campeau is currently in 32nd place and fourth on the team with her score. She is majoring in excercise science. – Marty Seeger with information from ••• BRUNSWICK, Maine – A training camp for the U.S. Women's National Hockey Program is under way at Bowdoin College and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 6. The camp includes 22 players, Molly Engstrom is one, 11 of whom will go on to compete as part of the U.S. Women's Select Team in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup from Nov. 9-13 in St. John's, N.L. ••• LEADER LAND – Megan Kalmoe and the U.S. Women’s Olympic Rowing Team are releasing a 2011 calendar titled “Power and Grace” as a fundraiser. Kalmoe’s picture is the month of May in the calendar. ••• LEADER LAND – The Level 3 WIAA Maple-Northwestern at Baldwin-Woodville football game is being broadcast on 104.9 FM on Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at 2 p.m. ••• GREEN BAY – The Cowboys at Packers football game is being broadcast on 105.7 FM on Sunday, Nov. 7, beginning at 7:20 p.m. ••• MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Nov. 7, Cardinals at Vikings game begins at noon and can be heard on 104.9 FM. ••• MADISON – The Wisconsin Badgers hockey games against Minnesota can be heard on 1260 AM on Nov. 5 and on Nov. 6, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights. The Badgers at Boilermakers football game is being broadcast on 1260 AM and begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. ••• LEADER LAND – Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. – Marty Seeger ••• LEADER LAND – Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete who will be playing collegiate sports in 2010 and hasn’t been mentioned, send us an e-mail or call and we’ll take it from there. – Marty Seeger

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Pirates display domination over Regis Head to Green Bay for a chance at second straight state championship Grantsburg 3, Eau Claire Regis 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer OSSEO-FAIRCHILD – The Pirates volleyball team is headed to Green Bay for the third consecutive year after completely dominating the Regis Ramblers in the sectional championship game at Osseo-Fairchild Saturday, Oct. 30. Grantsburg won handily by scores of 25-17, 2512 and 25-18, and will get a chance to repeat for gold after their championship in 2009. “It’s unbelievable, it’s a great feeling … my kid’s a senior this year. I couldn’t be more proud of my team and her … this is just phenomenal,” said Pirates coach Bill Morrin after the game. The Pirates got off to a fast start in the first set, grabbing a 4-0 lead that stood strong until the Ramblers tied the game up at seven apiece. That’s when Pirates senior Kortney Morrin got her chance to throw the Ramblers off with a jump serve that has been thwarting opponents all season long. Morrin served up an ace to help give the Pirates an 11-7 lead and force the Ramblers to take a time-out, but Morrin came out firing again with two more aces to give the Pirates a 14-7 lead. “We got our serves over and that really helped,” coach Morrin said. Despite a slight surge by Regis midway through the first set, and getting to within a couple of points, the Pirates held on with the victory. “We played well tonight. I told them

The Pirates show their excitement winning their third game against Regis sending them on to the state tournament for the third consecutive year. – Photos by Marty Seeger unless otherwise noted one of the keys to this game was going to be defense and we came up with some big digs and transitioned the ball well,” said Pirates coach Bill Morrin. In the second set the Pirates broke out with an early 6-1 lead, forcing another Regis time-out. At one point the Pirates led 12-4, and maintained an eight-point lead to win the second set comfortably, 2512. The Ramblers kept it close in the third set, keeping the game tied at nine apiece and even taking a brief lead, but it didn’t stand, as the Pirates started pulling away quickly. Regis made a push to tie the game in the end, getting as close as four points with the score at 21-17, but Grantsburg

Captain Kortney Morrin brings the plaque as the team goes to meet their fans after their win on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Gab Witzany and Saisha Goepfert go for a block against Washburn. – Photo by Brenda Martin

Carly Larson gets a kill past Castle Guard blockers. – Photo by Brenda Martin

didn’t budge in an all-out team effort. “I think they all played really well,” Morrin said, but also hinted that the team is still improving. “We could get better. We could be better yet, so, you know, what a time to peak,” Morrin said. The Pirates will face Wisconsin Heights in the state semifinal game this Friday, Nov. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. Wisconsin Heights is 29-8 overall, while the Pirates remain undefeated at 35-0. Against Regis the Pirates were led by Morrin with 22 kills, 10 digs and four serving aces. Emily Cole had 20 assists and was the team leader in digs with 18. “Emily set the ball very well. She ran the team real well. Everybody played well,” Morrin said. Cole also had six kills, while Gabby Witzany had five, Lauren Finch had two and Carly Larson and Saisha Goepfert each had one kill. Larson also led with three blocks, while Goepfert, Morrin, Witzany and Finch each had two blocks. Other Pirates adding to the team dig totals included Larson with nine; Finch, six; Witzany, five; Tiffany Meyer, three; and Goepfert and Kylie Pewe each had one.

Grantsburg 3, Washburn 1 WEBSTER – The Grantsburg Pirates volleyball team made it past sectional semifinal rival Washburn on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Webster High School. The Pirates lost one game to the Castle Guards during the match, winning 3-1. It was Grantsburg’s third set that they have lost all season, one to Webster and one to Washburn in September as the other two. Game one and three went quickly for Grantsburg, 25-8 and 25-9. The second game was Washburn’s one and only win of the match, 26-24. The Castle Guards showed potential in the fourth, but the Pirates took control winning 25-20. The Pirates completed 49 kills against

Captain Emily Cole holds the sectional championship plaque up with coach Bill Morrin.

Senior libero Tiffany Meyer serves the ball to Regis. Washburn, Kortney Morrin with 27, Lauren Finch 10, Emily Cole five, Saisha Goepfert four, Gab Witzany two and Carly Larson one. Assists were made by Cole with 30 total, Larson and Kylie Pewe with five apiece and Witzany with one. Finch scored six serving aces, Cole four, Pewe three, Larson and Tiffany Meyer two and Morrin one. Digs came from Cole with 14, Morrin and Meyer with 12, Larson eight, Finch seven, Witzany six and Pewe four. Four solo blocks were made by three players, Morrin, Goepfert and Larson. Witzany had one solo block, Morrin assisted in one and Larson assisted one. Grantsburg totaled 42 errors during the match. Eight errors were made on kills, nine on serves, three on serve returns, eight on blocks and 14 on ball-handling errors. – Brenda Martin, Leader staff writer

The Grantsburg Pirates bench watches along with Grantsburg and Washburn fans during the sectional semifinal on Thursday, Oct. 28. – Photo by Brenda Martin








Sectionals claim Cardinal girls in first round McDonell Central 3, Luck 0 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer TURTLE LAKE – Maybe it was nerves, inexperience or the prospect of playing the reigning state champs. Regardless of why, the notable 2010 Luck Cardinal volleyball campaign ended Thursday, Oct. 28, in Turtle Lake with a first-round sectional semifinal loss in Division 4 to the reigning state champion Macks of McDonell Central, who showed why they’re such a formidable squad. The Macks rallied out front from the start, running up a 7-0 lead before the Cards even seemed to get in the game. They held a steady 10-point advantage until the Luck girls finally began to get on track with a small rally. Luck got within 8 points before the dominating Macks front court put the first game to bed with a 2516 win. Luck had numerous service errors and a tough time passing, helping the Macks cause. Game two was another matter and offered one of the few glimpses of Luck’s handiwork and court prowess. The Cards jumped to an early lead, 11-7, and while the Macks came back and tied it at 13-13, it was anybody’s game and truly exciting. Both sides showed their best defenses, with Cardinal sophomore Ashley Dexter pulling off an amazing backhanded save that was later countered by a Mack save that fooled even the McDonell Central bench into thinking it was a lost point. The game was tied at 23-23 when Luck stumbled with service errors to turn the tide, 26-24, in favor of the Macks, who were now just one game away from a new opponent. Service errors, pressure and McDonell Central experience swayed the final game their way, and the Cardinals never were close, trailing 18-9 before they took a timeout to regroup. In the end, the Macks showed why they were the reigning state champions, cruising to a fast, 25-13 win

Luck's Ashley Dexter (L) and Camille Marsten attempt a block on a McDonell Mack. for the match victory, 3-0. “Things just didn’t come together for us versus McDonell,” admitted head coach Alyssa Notermann. The Macks later went on to beat topseeded Prentice, 3-1, to earn another trip to Madison for a chance at a repeat state performance. The McDonell Central team was one of the most experienced squads in the tourney, made up purely of seniors and juniors, with no sophomores or freshmen on the bench. Luck was the polar opposite, relying heavily on underclassmen, with only two seniors, Sarah Elert and Morgan Denny, and one lone junior, Maia Lehmann. “I am excited for next season, but we’ll

Luck senior Morgan Denny slams home a kill against the Macks. – Photos by Greg Marsten

Recent budget cuts meant cheerleading duties were left to the fans and volunteers.

miss our senior co-captains, Morgan and Sarah, who have really contributed a lot to the success of our team,” Notermann said. Luck finished their 2010 campaign with a combined, 18-16 record, and a 6-4 conference tally. They should have one of the strongest returning squads in the region next year, with nearly their entire corps of 2011 Cards to likely be comprised of juniors and sophomores, with several strong junior varsity and future freshman prospects in the works, as well. “It was fantastic to have won regionals and I think that’s a big step for the program!” Notermann said.

Luck Elementary School students were a little confused about the whole pep rally concept, but enjoyed some time away from their usual routines.

Luck students, staff and fans even sang a song to the Cardinal spikers, to the Huey Lewis tune of "Hip to be Square."

Luck football players assumed volleyball player identities in support of their team's playoff advancement.

Hula-hooper Morgan Pfaff was the winner of the endurance contest and could have kept going all day, if given the chance.

Luck volleyball players Abbie Otlo (left) and Whitney Petersen joked with their coach’s son, Cole, who was prepared for Halloween.








Level 2 playoff claims Vikes Gilman 34, Frederic 7 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The 2010 Viking gridiron campaign ended Saturday at home with a 34-7 loss to the Gilman Pirates in the Division 7 Level 2 playoffs. Gilman started out on fire, scoring twice in the first quarter with 80- and 14-yard receptions for scores, respectively, catapulting them to a 14-0 lead as the first quarter expired. Frederic’s air defenses had not been tested this much all season, and the Pirate air campaign continued to dominate, with another touchdown reception with just 12 seconds remaining in the first half, making it 21-0 as the gun sounded. Frederic tried valiantly to get their of-

fense working against the Pirates, but managed just 197 yards of total offense, mainly in the air from Ben Ackerley, who ended up completing eight of his 22 attempts, for 129 yards and one interception. Gilman racked up 330 yards of total offense, including 189 yards in the air on 10 of 17 attempts. They also managed 173 yards of rushing on 34 attempts. The Viking running game never got a foothold against the Pirate defensive line, either, and even powerhouse senior tailback Tony Peterson could only wrangle up 34 yards on 12 carries. Peterson went over 1,500 yards in rushing real estate this season, but faced a brick wall in the Pirate defense. Gilman scored on a quick, 20-yard reception early in the third quarter, making the score a tough-to-overcome 28-0 before

Frederic’s Tony Peterson returns a kickoff during the Vikings playoff game against Gilman on Saturday, Oct. 30. – Photos by Becky Amundson the Vikings got on the board. Robert Kirk escaped the Pirate secondary and got into the Gilman end zone at 10:34 in the final quarter with a 24-yard touchdown reception from Ackerley. It would prove to be one of the few Viking highlights in an otherwise Pirate-dominated contest. But Gilman wasn’t done, and rolled back into Viking territory on the ensuing drive, scoring moments later on a 37-yard run, making the final score 34-7, ending the Viking 2010 season - and playoff run at Level 2. Frederic had one of their best seasons ever, with a 7-1 Small Lakeland Conference record, losing only to the formidable Shell Lake Lakers in conference play, and ending with a 9-2 overall record. They lose some amazing athletes to graduation, but also have a talented bench and younger ranks to fill in some of those gaps for the 2011 campaign.

Robert Kirk receives a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter for Frederic’s only touchdown.

Viking quarterback Ben Ackerley completed eight passes against Gilman.

Pirates downed by tough Colby team Finish season 6-5 overall Colby 42, Grantsburg 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer HAYWARD – It was a difficult end to a turnaround season for the Grantsburg Pirates football team as they lost to Colby last Saturday in the Level 2 playoffs. On the opening kickoff in the game, the Pirates lost their leading rusher, Derek Bertelsen to a concussion. Bertelsen has been a huge part of the Pirates ground game this season, yet Colby is one of the best teams in Division 5. “Colby is an outstanding team with a dominant offensive and defensive line as well as some very good skill players. Losing Derek on the first kickoff obviously hurt us as it took away our leading rusher and much of our ability to get outside,”

said Pirates coach Keith Lehne. Grantsburg was held to under 100 yards on the ground and through the air, while Colby rushed for 306 yards and 118 yards passing. They completed six of 10 passes for one touchdown, and threw one interception. Colby’s leading rusher, Dylan Loertscher rushed for 171 yards on 16 carries to go along with three touchdowns. “I thought our players played hard but came up against a superior team,” Lehne said, adding that the Hornets have a record of 35-1 over the past three seasons and have been ranked No. 1 in the state for much of the season. Kyle Johnson had 36 yards on 13 carries and Brent Myers completed four of 12 passes for 77 yards and one interception. Trevor Thompson caught two passes for 65 yards and Myers had the Pirates lone interception and returned it for two yards. The Pirates finished the year 6-5 overall, and 4-2 in conference play.

Pirates line up for the announcing of starters in a previous game. – Photo by Brenda Martin

The Grantsburg Pirates line up during their playoff game against Colby on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Pirates were shut out 42-0 by Colby. – Special photo








Luck falls short in playoff game against Lakers Shell Lake 48, Luck 22 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer HAYWARD – The Shell Lake Lakers proved too much for the Luck Cardinals football team last Saturday, Oct. 30, in Level 2 playoff action. This is the second time the Cardinals were defeated this season by the Lakers, as they lost 39-12 in early September. The Lakers attacked early in the first quarter when Mitch Kraetke scored on a

4-yard touchdown run, but Luck answered back quickly. While the Cardinals typically rely on their ground game, Ben Kufalk hauled in a 27-yard pass from Landen Strilzuk to tie the game at seven after the first quarter. But the Lakers scored three times before the end of the first half on a 16-yard run by Caven Maher, a twoyard run by Tom Helstern and an 11-yard pass from Aaron Druschba with 1:44 to go in the half. Shell Lake led 26-7 at the half before scoring early on in the third quarter on a Helstern 35-yard run to help make it a 34-

Luck lost to Shell Lake, 48-22, during their playoff game. – Photos by Larry Samson

Landen Strilzuk ran in a 11-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Shell Lake Lakers on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Ben Kufalk caught a 27-yard pass in the first quarter to tie the game up 7-7.

7 lead for the Lakers. While Luck had trouble moving the ball on a total of 72 yards rushing, the team passed for 207 yards and ended up bringing the game back within striking distance in the third quarter with a 3-yard touchdown catch by Cole Mortel from Strilzuk, followed by a Strilzuk 11-yard touchdown run. But the Lakers scored early in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard scamper by Helstern and a Kraetke 1-yard touchdown run with 4:54 remaining in the game. Luck had a lot of pressure from the Lak-

ers defense, as the Lakers had five sacks five times and intercepted the ball twice. Despite the loss, it was another successful season in Luck. “Another great football season at Luck,” said Luck coach Don Kendzior. “Lost to the No. 1 team in the state twice and lost the other two games by three and six points. We as a coaching staff are looking forward to next year already. Thanks to the seniors who finished the last two years with a 13 -8 record and two WIAA playoff appearances.”

Grantsburg CC/continued “Then to come down and run a 17:19 at state is a really nice improvement,” Huskamp said. Daniel Biorn came in third place on the team and finished 77th overall with a time of 18:07.51, which is his personal best all season. “Which is really good, because it’s a hard course, and its even faster than his Rice Lake time and time in Boyceville,” Huskamp said. Coming in fourth on the team was Kyle Roberts, who wasn’t far behind Biorn with his time of 18:08.71 and 83rd-place finish. Rounding out the day was Jacob Ohnstad and Brendan Kutz, who came in side by side with times of 18:27.68 and 18:27.64 respectively. Nick Lindgren came through in the seventh-spot for the Pirates with his time of 19:27.97. With Ohnstad as the team’s only freshman this year, and the other juniors on the team, the Pirates have a great shot next season to improve dramatically, and try to achieve a podium spot at state next season. “Now they know what we have and we have some upcoming freshmen that’ll be coming up next year too that will be some pretty good runners for us,” Huskamp said.

Gaffney finishes career at state Four-time all-conference recipient and three-time state qualifier, Angela Gaffney completed her final cross-country race with the Pirates last weekend, taking 42nd place with a time of 16:31.34. While her best career finish at state was a time of 16:22 as a sophomore, Gaffney went the extra mile to make sure she repeated another trip to state this season. She logged 300 miles over the summer knowing how difficult another trip would be with all the competition, but her hard work paid off in the end. “She has a lion personality. She’s as determined as anything to do well, and she’ll run through pain and ask for extra workouts when she trains,” Huskamp

Grantsburg's Nick Lindgren fought hard to the finish at the state cross-country meet.

Junior Zack Arnold led the Pirates throughout the season, and also at the state meet last weekend in Wisconsin Rapids. – Photos courtesy of Ken Kutz

Grantsburg's Jacob Ohnstad legs out a tough part of the course at Ridges Golf Course during the Division 3 state crosscountry meet.

Grantsburg juniors Brendan Kutz (L) and Daniel Biorn will be back again next season to try and improve on the team’s eighth-place finish.

Grantsburg junior Kyle Roberts was in the middle of the pack at the state cross-country meet. He's the one with bib number 309 at the center of the photo.

Angela Gaffney trained hard in the offseason to make her third consecutive trip to state in Wisconsin Rapids as a senior for the Pirates.








Vikings end state cross country in 12th place Webster’s Emma Kelby places 29th overall by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer HAYWARD – The Viking girls crosscountry team took a 12th-place overall finish at the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, Oct. 30, with at least three girls coming out with their personal-best times despite a hilly, and difficult course held on Ridges Golf Course. Those with personal bests included Calla Karl, Katie Simpson and Tanesha Carlson. “All three of these girls have done this several times this year so that says a lot,” said coach Eric Olson. Karl was second on the team with a time of 16:39.88 and came in 50th. Simpson held the fifth spot on the team with her time of 18:23.0 and Carlson finished in the team’s sixth spot with a time of 18:40.40. Samantha Nelson finished in the team’s third spot with a time of 17:34.33. Sage Karl held the fourth spot with a time of 17:34.33, and Leah Ingebretson was seventh on the team with a time of 18:51.67. Leading the team at state was Sarah Knauber, who finished with an overall time of 16:28.10. “Sarah Knauber did phenomenal,” said Olson, and also noted that his team of seniors, which includes Knauber, Calla and Sage Karl, Nelson, Carlson and Jade Johnson, have a combined 38 trips to the state level in cross country and track and field. “There’s nobody that knows state better than this group of girls. It’s almost hard to believe,” Olson said. Nelson alone is a four-time state qualifier in cross country and has qualified for state in track the past three seasons, with another shot at state in track this spring to make it eight. “I’m just fortunate enough to be there, said Olson, who has nothing but positive things to say about the group of kids he’s

Frederic senior Calla Karl made the most of her final race as a Viking with a time of 16:39.88. – Photos courtesy of Ken Kutz had to work with this season, including his two boys that ran on the team this season. “These kids don’t even need a coach. First of all, they’re all straight-A students, they’re all nice and they don’t cause trouble, and they’re about the easiest kids in the world to be around,” Olson said. The team finished out a memorable season as the conference champions and a sectional runner-up trophy, as well as Knauber’s conference championship. The team was also able to defeat a few of the larger Division 2 schools this season, which Olson said only helped improve their times. “It was really good to see their times improve like that,” said Olson. As a whole, the Vikings season was a considerable success, and something they won’t soon forget.

Sophomore Katie Simpson of Frederic had a personal-best time at the state meet with an 18:23.60. “It was an absolute gorgeous day. We had nothing but nice weather the entire season for meets, and very few days that we didn’t run outside for practice,” Olson said.

Tanesha Carlson ran a personal-best time of 18:40.40 for the Frederic Vikings at the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids last weekend.

Webster’s Kelby takes 29th Webster Tigers sophomore, Emma Kelby made the best of her first trip to state, finishing 29th overall in a field of 147 competitors. Kelby had a time of 16:24.89, and jumped out to a fast start with a time of 6:09 in the first mile of the course.

Senior Sarah Knauber ran a phenomenal race according to Frederic Vikings coach Eric Olson.

Frederic's Leah Ingebretson keeps the pace on the difficult track at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Frederic's Sam Nelson is one of six seniors who will be missed by the cross-country team after she graduates this season.

Frederic senior Sage Karl ran the final race of her high school career, capping off a great career.

RIGHT: Emma Kelby, a Webster sophomore, finished out her first state appearance with a very respectable time of 16:24.89.

Grantsburg faces Wisconsin Heights at state by Brenda Martin Leader staff writer GREEN BAY – The Grantsburg Pirates volleyball team will defend their state title against Wisconsin Heights in the semifinal on Friday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m., while Auburndale and Racine St. Catherine’s battle it out on the other court. Grantsburg won the state title in 2001 and 2009, and

were runners-up in 1989, 1998, 2003 and 2008. Their record for 2010 is 30-0, 10-0 in their conference. They have played a total of 88 games over the season, totaling 1,025 kills, 773 assists, 404 aces, 1,093 digs, 168 solo blocks and 31 assist blocks. Wisconsin Heights make their fourth overall appearance at the state tournament

and were state champions in 2008. Their record is 25-8 for the 2010 season, 10-0 in conference. They total 90 games played with 977 kills, 733 assists, 268 aces, 1,605 digs, 133 solo blocks and 43 assist blocks. Auburndale returns for the second consecutive year after last year’s premier appearance. They return with a 31-5 record, 7-0 in conference. They’ve played 103 games this year, making 1,052 team kills,

961 assists, 325 aces, 1,738 digs, 74 solo blocks and 258 assist blocks. Racine St. Catherine’s see the state tournament for the first time this weekend. They have a record of 39-0, 10-0 in conference. Having played 87 games, the team totals 1,052 kills, 944 assists, 336 aces, 540 digs, 159 solo blocks and 76 assisted blocks.








Punt, pass and kick sectional held at Siren

Jenna Curtis of Webster (center) placed second at the Siren Ballpark for the sectional Punt, pass and kick competition. Aubrey Berlin of Eau Claire took third and Chloe Wanink of Cameron (far right) placed first. – Photos submitted

Sarah Shaffer of Siren took third place, Mikayla Stai of Menomonie took second and Asheley Juza of Hudson took first in the pass, punt and kick competition in Siren.

McKenna Delany of Luck (far left) took third place at the pass, punt and kick competition, Lindsey Johnson of Menomonie took second, and Taylor Lehner of Centuria took first place. Eight sectionals are held across the state, and those in the top four with their total distances will compete at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Dec. 5.

LEFT: Lenin Guzman of Frederic (far right) took third place for his performance at sectionals in Siren last Saturday, Oct. 23, in the 12-13 age class of the punt, pass and kick contest. Taking second was Jordan Peoples of Cottage Grove, (center) and in first place was Henry Ellenson of Rice Lake. RIGHT: Trey Tisdale of Luck (center) placed second at the Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition in the 8-9 age class. David Dvoracek of Chippewa Falls (right) placed third and Nicolas Magnuson of Foxboro took first.

A R E A Hacker’s Lanes

Sunday Youth (3 Games) Standings: The Three Amigos 20, Infinite 17, ?? 13, The Bowlers 12, Boss 9.5, JDZ 9, Brothers & Arms 8, Team Hambone 7.5. Girls games: Corissa Schmidt (??) 204, Lauren Domogala (??) 163, Avery Steen (??) 143. Girls series: Corissa Schmidt (??) 502, Lauren Domogala (??) 449, Avery Steen (??) 391. Boys games: Logan Hacker (TH) 245, Roger Steen (BA) 188, Kyle Hunter (TB) 187. Boys series: Logan Hacker (TH) 668, Gary Ekholm (TH) 501, Roger Steen (BA) 468. Team games: Team Hambone 515, ?? 483, The Bowlers 435. Team series: Team Hambone 1416, ?? 1342, The Bowlers 1141. Sunday Night 1 No-Tap Mixed Standings: Knaubers 12, Packer Backers 10.5, Happy Campers 9, Jeff’s Team 8.5, Chuck’s Team 8, Long Shots 7, Late Comers 6, No Names 3. Women’s games: Kathy Underwood (CT) 234, Deb Swanson (PB) 224, Judy Bainbridge (LC) 207. Women’s series: Kathy Underwood (CT) 553, Deb Swanson (PB) 540, Yvonne Snyder (HC) 525. Men’s games: Don Swanson (PB) & Len Knauber (K) 300, Len Knauber (K) 297, Don Swanson (PB) 276. Men’s series: Don Swanson (PB) 876, Len Knauber (K) 841, Tom Bainbridge (LC) 672. Team games: Packer Backers 867, Knaubers 809, Chuck’s Team 782. Team series: Packer Backers 2393, Knaubers 2198, Chuck’s Team 2132. Monday Afternoon Standings: Vultures 24, Zebras 19, Bears 19, Swans 16.5, Eagles 15.5, Night Hawks 15, Badgers 11, Cardinals 8. Women’s games: Mary Young 225, Marge Traun 201, Carol Messer 179. Women’s series: Marge Traun 511, Mary Young 498, Lila Larson 491. Men’s games: Duane Doolittle 235, Dale Johnson 230, Dennis Bohn 206. Men’s series: Dale Johnson 596, Duane Doolittle 576, Dennis Bohn 571. Team games: Night Hawks 727, Vultures


710, Eagles 656. Team series: Vultures 1987, Night Hawks 1962, Bears 1810. Monday Night Ladies Standings: Hacker’s Lanes 37.5, House of Wood 34, Mane Attractions 34, The Bottle Shop 30.5, Hog Wild 30, Bye 0. Individual games: Rhonda Bazey (HW) 202, Kelly Steen (BS) 192, Kathy Java (HL) 183. Individual series: Kelly Steen (BS) 490, Rhonda Bazey (HW) 482, Kathy Java (HL) 482. Team games: Hog Wild 640, House of Wood 607, Mane Attractions 539. Team series: Hog Wild 1773, House of Wood 1573, Hacker’s Lanes 1573. Tuesday Classic Standings: Great Northern Outdoors 75, Bottle Shop 68, Yellow Lake Lodge 52, SHWHORAW CO. 45.5, Pioneer Bar 41.5, Rural American Bank 30. Individual games: Brett Daeffler 279, Jon Anderson 255, Gene Ackland 248. Individual series: Brett Daeffler 709, Reed Stevens 620, Maynard Stevens 615. Team games: Bottle Shop 689, Rural American Bank 684, Yellow Lake Lodge 624. Team series: Bottle Shop 1944, Yellow Lake Lodge 1770, SWHORAW CO. 1741. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Brett Daeffler 8x = 279; Ron Skow 8x = 244; Reed Stevens 6x = 235. Games 50 or more above average: Jon Anderson 255 (+87); Brett Daeffler 279 (+82); Jake Anderson 242 (+67); Kelsey Bazey 236 (+63). Series 100 or more above average: Kelsey Bazey 644 (+125); Brett Daeffler 709 (+118). Splits converted: 2-4-8-10: Jake Anderson, Jon Anderson. Wednesday Night Early Men’s Standings: A-1 Machine 21, Lewis Silo 19, Pioneer Bar 18, Cummings Lumber 15.5, Skol Bar 14.5, Larsen Auto 8. Individual games: Steve Baillargeon (A1) 250, Don Swanson (CL) 247, Chuck Kruse (CL) 227. Individual series: Chris Rowell (PB) 648, Don Swanson (CL) 637, Duane Doolittle (LS) 627. Team games: Lewis Silo 992, A-1 Machine 990, Cummings Lumber 983. Team series: A-1 Machine 2826, Skol

Bar 2760, Lewis Silo 2727. Thursday Late Mixed Standings: Hansen Farms Inc. 21, Hog Wild BBQ & Grill 17, Fisk Trucking 16, Johnson Upholstery 15, Stotz & Company 13. Women’s games: Karen Carlson 199, Heather Wynn 154, Rita Frandsen 152. Women’s series: Karen Carlson 486, Rita Frandsen 427, Heather Wynn 369. Men’s series: Eugene Wynn Sr. 211, Richard Coen 209, Oliver Baillargeon 204. Men’s games: Eugene Wynn Sr. 568, Oliver Baillargeon 557, Richard Coen 539. Team games: Hansen Farms Inc. 865, Stotz & Co. 806, Johnson Upholstery 781. Team series: Hansen Farms Inc. 2517, Johnson Upholstery 2288, Stotz & Co. 2261. Friday Night Ladies Standings: The Pin Heads 37, The Leader 36, The Dozers 36, Frederic Design & Promo 32, Pioneer Bar 27, Meyers Plus 25, Junque Art 23. Individual games: Linda O’Donnell 193, Margie Traun 184, Tracie DesJardins 180. Individual series: Linda O’Donnell 519, Gail Linke 493, Karen Carlson 479. Team games: Junque Art 641, The Pin Heads 621, The Dozers 568. Team series: Junque Art 1883, The Pin Heads 1680, The Dozers 1552. Games 50 or more above average: Tracie DesJardins; Linda O’Donnell. Splits converted: 5-7: Gail Linke; Jeanne DesJardins.

Black & Orange

Early Birds Standings: Yellow River Saloon 22-6, The Tap 16.5-11.5, Gandy Dancer Saloon 13.5-14.5, Black & Orange 4-24.

R E S U LT S Individual games: Kay Casey (YRS) 182, Lynn Toivola (T) 163, Linda Strong (YRS) & Donna Koon (YRS) 158. Individual series: Kay Casey (YRS) 492, Donna Koon (YRS) 468, Lynn Toivola (T) 431. Team games: Yellow River Saloon 836, Gandy Dancer Saloon 830, The Tap 774. Team series: Yellow River Saloon 2433, Gandy Dancer Saloon 2406, The Tap 2306. Monday Night Men’s Standings: Glass & Mirror Works 19-9, Black & Orange 17-11, Larry’s LP 15.512.5, Pope’s Construction 4.5-23.5. Individual games: Josh Johnson (L) 243, Mike Zajac (G&MW) 203, Dean Eytcheson (G&MW) 199. Individual series: Mike Zajac (G&MW) 565, Josh Johnson (L) 554, Dean Eytcheson (G&MW) 531. Team games: Larry’s LP 962, Pope’s Construction 913, Glass & Mirror Works 892. Team series: Larry’s LP 2736, Glass & Mirror Works 2647, Black & Orange 2606. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Josh Johnson 8x. Games 50 or more above average: Josh Johnson 243 (+77). TNT Standings: Flower Power 19-13, Cashco 19-13, Larry’s LP 14-18, Black & Orange 12-20. Individual games: Carol Phelps (FP) 199, Jennifer Kern (L) 198, Vicki Sjoholm (B&O) 191. Individual series: Jennifer Kern (L) 487, Carol Phelps (FP) 478, Audrey Pardun (B&O) 467. Team games: Black & Orange 940, Flower Power 901, Larry’s LP 867. Team series: Black & Orange 2560, Larry’s LP 2527, Flower Power 2435. Splits converted: 4-6: Becky Reynolds. Wednesday Night Standings: Cashco 19-9, 10th Hole 1810, Lions 16-12, Northview Drive Inn 1612, Black & Orange 12-16, Vacant 3-25. Individual games: Mike Zajac (C) 224, Gerry Vogel (10th) 193, Larry Johnson (L) 191. Individual series: Mike Zajac (C) 560, Tim Vasatka (B&O) 530, Larry Johnson (L) 527. Team games: Black & Orange 984, Northview Drive Inn 940, Cashco 939.

Team series: Black & Orange 2707, 10th Hole 2675, Cashco 2644. Games 50 or more above average: Jason Nutter 190 (+55); Mike Zajac 224 (+60); Gerry Vogel 193 (+51). Early Risers Standings: A+ Sanitation 18-14, Gandy Dancer 17-15, 10th Hole 17-15, Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 12-20. Individual games: Carol Phelps (A+) 194, Pam Dildine (10th) 166, Lorene Breingan (GD) 161. Individual series: Carol Phelps (A+) 496, Lylah Nelson (A+) 450, Janice Carlson (GNHD) 436. Team games: A+ Sanitation 703, Gandy Dancer 701, 10th Hole 651. Team series: A+ Sanitation 2051, Gandy Dancer 1950, 10th Hole 1849. Games 50 or more above average: Carol Phelps 194 (+58). Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Vacant 19-9, Lip’s 13.5-14.5, Webster Motel 12.5-15.5, Pour House 1117. Individual games: Daphne Churchill (L) 191, Shaurette Reynolds (L) 160, Amanda Grabow (WM) 143. Individual series: Daphne Churchill (L) 488, Shaurette Reynolds (L) 459, Amanda Grabow (WM) 424. Team games: Lip’s 692, Pour House 683, Webster Motel 616. Team series: Lip’s 2009, Pour House 1891, Webster Motel 1796.

Denny’s Downtown Lanes

Sunday Afternoon Mixed Standings: 3-Ms 43, George’s Angels 32, Team Siren 27, The Pacifiers 26, Bye 21, Spare Us 19. Women’s games: “Trouble” Barfknecht 155, Lori Dake 151. Women’s series: “Trouble” Barfknecht 437, Lori Dake 404. Men’s games: George Nutt 185, Jim Loomis 171. Men’s series: Daryl Marek 452, Jim Loomis 445. Team games: George’s Angels 472, 3-Ms 431. Team series: George’s Angels 1254, 3Ms 1233.








St. Croix Falls Saints middle school sports

Seventh-grade volleyball players were recognized Oct. 21 during an assembly. –Photo by Kellie Wilson

Middle school football players participated in the all-star game. – Photo by Tammi Milberg

The St. Croix Falls Middle School band performed a halftime show during the seventh- and eighth-grade all-star football game on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 18. – Photo by Tammi Milberg

Former Osceola Braves manager inducted into Hall of Fame

Eighth-grade volleyball players were recognized during an assembly. –Photo by Kellie Wilson

The seventh- and eighth-grade cross-country team was recognized during an assembly. The St. Croix Falls Middle School celebrated the National Month of the Adolescent in October. –Photo by Kellie Wilson

Former Minnesota Twins Minor League and Osceola Braves manager Ken Staples was inducted into the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame during a banquet at the Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis on Oct. 30. Staples coached baseball and hockey for Cooper and Robbinsdale high schools. Staples also coach baseball and hockey for St. Thomas College and spent 15 years as an instructor for the Minnesota Twins clinics. Staples is also a member of the St. Thomas Hall of Fame and the St. Paul Athletes Hall of Fame. “Tillie’”Krenz (Osceola Braves board member), and Terry Ryan of the Minnesota Twins congratulate Ken Staples (pictured in the middle) on his induction into the Hall of Fame. – Photo submitted


West Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall Grantsburg Pirates 10-0 33-0 Webster Tigers 8-2 17-6 Turtle Lake Lakers 8-2 19-10 Clayton Bears 6-4 17-7 Luck Cardinals 6-4 18-15 St. Croix Falls Saints 5-5 15-18 Clear Lake Warriors 4-6 14-10 Unity Eagles 4-6 8-11 Siren Dragons 3-7 6-11 Frederic Vikings 1-9 4-14 Shell Lake Lakers 0-10 3-23 Scores Thursday, October 28 Grantsburg 3, Washburn 1 McDonell Central 3, Luck 0 Saturday, October 30 Grantsburg 3, Regis 0 Upcoming Friday, November 5 1 p.m. Grantsburg vs. Wisconsin Heights (State) Auburndale vs. Racine St. Catherine’s (State) Saturday, November 6 12:30 p.m. Championship Match


Small Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall Shell Lake 8-0 11-0 Frederic 7-1 9-2 Luck 5-3 7-4 Northwood/Solon Springs 5-3 6-4 Turtle Lake 5-3 5-4 Bruce 3-5 4-5 Siren 2-6 3-6 Birchwood 1-7 1-7 Winter 0-8 0-9 Large Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall Clear Lake 6-0 9-1 Grantsburg 4-2 6-5 Flambeau 3-3 5-5 St. Croix Falls 3-3 4-6 Cameron 3-3 4-6 Webster 2-4 3-6 Unity 0-6 1-8 Scores Saturday, October 30 Shell Lake 48, Luck 22 Gilman 34, Frederic 7 Colby 42, Grantsburg 0

A 5-1 record for round two of WIAA playoff action gave the Prediction King a final football season record of 38-17 for a 69-percent success rate. Unfortunately, he correctly predicted onesided losses by Grantsburg, Frederic and Luck. “This was one of my poorer seasons. THE SWAMI Usually I’m in the mid-70th percentile,” he said. “If I hadn’t went 12-1 during my last two weeks, I would’ve been in really bad shape,” he added while butchering a small fawn he’d shot with his crossbow Wednesday morning. This week the Swami provides a sampling of some of the most provocative e-mails he’s received.

The Swami


Erasmus B. Dragon of Siren e-mailed: Do you think Siren will make the playoffs next year? Also, what do you think of our chances for the boys basketball title? The Swami replied: Yes, they will. They have the athletes, and I like what I’ve seen from the new coaching regime. The basketball team won’t have the depth it will take to compete with Luck or Webster in conference but should be capable of a long tournament run.

Richard Hertz from Holden e-mailed: You seemed to have problems predicting St. Croix Falls games this season. To what do you attribute your failures? The Swami replied: Frankly, I figured this was the year that the Saints would shine with a core of experienced upperclassmen. Had I done a better job on SCF games, I would’ve broken 70 percent. Anna Recksieck of West Denmark emailed: What’s wrong with Aaron Rodgers? Especially after dumping Brett Favre, we cheeseheads desperately want him to do well, but he’s been very mediocre this season. Not only that, but in three years as a starter he’s never won a big game. The Swami replied: I bleed green and gold. All A-Rod needs to do is manage the game. With our defense we don’t need gaudy offensive numbers. Go Pack, Go! Constance Noring of A&H emailed: Will this be the year coach Randy Hedrick’s Webster Tigers finally get the Eau Claire Regis monkey off their backs? The Swami replied: I don’t think that will be necessary this year since Regis will probably be knocked off before sectionals. The Tigers will again have a strong inside threat which will give them the coveted three scorers that generally puts a small school on track for a conference crown or tournament run. The Swami answers all e-mails and can be reached at




Buck of a lifetime

It’s like seeing a loon while ice fishing in mid-January or finding $1 million in the walls of an old house for the vast majority of those looking for a trophy white-tailed deer. Very few hunters will ever Marty see a truly giant whitetail buck except on the Seeger covers of popular hunting magazines and behind high fences. The This type of deer Bottom comes around once in a lifetime, and are conLine sidered Holy Grail for trophy white-tailed deer hunters. And even though many hunters aren’t after a trophy, they’d be lying if they told you a huge buck hadn’t made a pass through their brain – at least once – while they slept. “Think about how many times you get a big buck on camera and spend the season dreaming about him, only to never even get close to getting him. Well, this time, that dream finally came true,” said longtime friend Neil Bygd, while admiring a nearly 200-inch whitetail Monday afternoon. He’d arrowed the buck on Halloween, and found him late Monday, Nov. 1, morning. Neil and a select few knew about the buck since he captured it on trail camera pictures over the summer, and from that moment on the deer polluted his mind with excitement and gave those of us that knew about it a sense of jealousy, but a serious sense of willingness to offer any advice we could on how to get him. Since August, when the first trail photos emerged and into late October, the wary buck moved only after dusk and well before dawn, showing up at mineral licks and various stand locations at or around midnight near the property Neil owns in northern Dunn County. While other area landowners knew about the buck, very few talked about seeing the deer or even that it existed at all. There were several other deer in the area that anyone would consider a trophy as well, yet Neil had in mind that he’d only hunt this one particular buck, and

Shooting a buck that grosses nearly 200 inches is a rare and nearly impossible feat for most hunters, but dreams can come true. This 15-pointer was taken by Neil Bygd on Halloween. – Photo by Marty Seeger

One of the first of many trail photos of the 16-pointer, which turned into a 15-pointer after breaking one of its many tines off in battle just a week before Neil Bygd harvested his trophy. – Photo courtesy of Neil Bygd nothing else. Eventually, after a few more trail pictures, we came to the conclusion that Neil

possessed the shed antlers from the same buck. Last spring I had written a column about the find, and neither of us could be-

lieve it was the same deer. In one year it had nearly doubled in size. When bow hunting opened in September, Neil hunted smart, played the wind, limited his movement on certain areas of the property and continued to check trail cam photos to try and pinpoint a pattern. As late October approached, the buck began moving closer and closer to daylight hours, and legal shooting light, but it wasn’t until Oct. 31, after several hours on the stand during the right hunting conditions, and only after electing to let several other large bucks walk by, the giant finally presented itself. Neil spent much of Sunday with family, celebrating his daughter Lauren’s first birthday. He wasn’t even sure he wanted to hunt that evening, but went anyway, and at around 5 p.m., while taking a little nap, he heard crashing in the woods to the south. After just a few loud grunts, the buck came crashing toward the center of a picked bean field. “Actually, I was really calm,” Neil said, knowing that this would be his only shot. “I remember saying to myself, ‘make it count,’” he said, and he released the arrow. While the first shot on the buck was fatal, a group of five people spent a good portion of Sunday night tracking the deer before making the decision to back out and look for the deer the next morning. Neil and his father-in-law eventually tracked and located the buck late Monday morning. It was a long, grueling job getting the deer the following day, but persistence paid off in the end. After doing a rough score on the deer on Monday evening using official score sheets from the Pope and Young Club, the buck grosses 195 inches. Unfortunately, a tine had been broken off the buck’s left main beam between Oct. 26-28, most likely while sparring with another buck. The broken tine would have measured 10 or more inches, judging by trail camera photos, and probably would have pushed the deer over 200 inches. “I don’t care,” Neil said. “I’ll probably never shoot another one like this again.” While most of us, will never have this kind of success, its nice to know that bucks like these continue to exist, and it certainly gives the average hunters, that simply love to hunt, the hope or dream of someday shooting the buck of a lifetime.

Big buck down

Perfect 10

Pike from Coon Lake

Jerod Buck of Luck arrowed this buck on Monday evening, Nov. 1, while hunting just east of Luck. The buck weighed 225 pounds and is a 9-pointer. – Photo submitted

Marlene Odahlen-Hinze of Clam Falls shot this Burnett County 10pointer recently. The buck weighed 210 pounds dressed, and greenscored 158 inches. – Photo submitted

John Chenal, 11, Frederic, hauled in this 34-inch northern pike while fishing at Coon Lake Park in Frederic a couple of weeks ago. – Photo submitted


Notices/Employment Opportunities

Equal opportunity employer.

Deadline November 19, 2010.

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TWO POSTINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ST. CROIX FALLS 2010 - 2011 St. Croix Falls and Dresser Elementary Schools * 4-hour/4-days per week special education aids (Limited to the 2010 - 2011 school year) * 5 days per week special education aide Dresser Elementary School Applications can be picked up at the District Office at 740 Maple Drive, St. Croix Falls or accessed online at If you have questions, please contact Jeff Benoy at 715-483-2507, Ext. 1102. Apply by November 12, 2010. 524927 11L NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING FOR THE TOWN OF LUCK

Budget meeting for the Town of Luck will be held in the Luck, Town Hall, November 11, 2010, at 8 p.m. Proposed 2011 Budget Revenues Town Tax Levy.....................................................$100,000.00 State Shared Revenue..........................................$62,701.00 Hwy. Aid..............................................................$102,992.00 Liquor Lic...................................................................$950.00 Miscellaneous Revenues........................................$1,500.00 Interest Income..........................................................$300.00 Total $268,443.00 Expenditures General Administration..........................................$23,126.00 Assessor..................................................................$6,600.00 Ambulance Service.................................................$7,875.00 Highways.............................................................$230,842.00 Total $268,443.00 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 11, 2010, immediately following the proposed budget hearing, a special town meeting of electors, called pursuant to Sec. 60.12 (1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board for the following purposes will be held. 1. To approve the total 2011 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes. 2. To adopt the 2010 town tax levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to Sec. 60.01 (1) (a) of Wisconsin Statutes. Lloyd Nelson, Clerk 524901 11-12L WNAXLP


The Town of Georgetown will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 7 p.m., at the Georgetown Town Hall. The proposed budget will be posted at the Georgetown Town Hall, Jonzy Market and Wilkins Resort. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection by calling Kristine Lindgren, clerk, at 715857-5788. The following is a summary of the proposed 2010 budget collect in 2011: REVENUE Intergovernmental 113,944 Public Service (snowplowing and roadwork) 18,000 Misc. (licenses, interest, etc.) 7,500 Levy 284,437 TOTAL $423,881 EXPENDITURES General Government 72,000 Fire 79,882 Ambulance 10,044 Public Works 261,555 TOTAL $432,400


Notice is herby given that on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, following the completion of the public hearing on the proposed budget, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Town Hall, a Special Town Meeting of the electors called pursuant to Section 60.12(1)© of WI Stat. by the town board, for the following purposes, will be held: 1. To approve the total 2011 highway expenditures to be collected in 2010 pursuant to Sec. 81.03 (3) of WI Stat. Provide machinery implement, material and equipment needed to construct and repair said highways and bridges. 2. To authorize the Town of Georgetown to spend a sum over the annual limit of $10,000 for machinery implements, material and equipment needed to construct X and repair highways and bridges. 3. To adopt the 2010 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2011, pursuant to Sec. 60.12 (1)(a) of WI Statutes. 524898 11L WNAXLP Kristine Lindgren, Clerk


PART-TIME EMPLOYEE Clayton’s Hardware Hank

Looking for a person who likes to be around people, has some retail experience in Hardware and Electronics would be preferred, but will train on the job. Applications may be picked up or resume may be sent to P.O. Box 520, St. Croix 524868 11L 1d Falls, WI 54024. No phone calls.


The Town Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the Town Hall, 7 p.m. Agenda will be posted at the Town Hall. Notice is hereby given that at 8 p.m. a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2011 BUDGET of the Town of McKinley will be held. The proposed budget will be posted at the Town Hall. Immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2011 budget, a special town meeting will be called pursuant to Section 60.12 (1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board for the following purposes: 1. To approve the total 2011 highway expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes. 2. To adopt the 2010 Town Levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes. Town of McKinley Deborah Grover, Clerk 524872 11L WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 6 p.m., at the Trade Lake Town Hall, a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED BUDGET of the Town of Trade Lake in Burnett County will be held. The Proposed Budget is posted for review. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the town clerk’s home by appointment. Deborah Christian, Clerk, at 715-488-2600 or


Notice is hereby given that a special town meeting of the Town of Trade Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin, will be held in the town at the Trade Lake Town Hall, Town Hall Rd., on the 11th day of November, 2010. The town elector meeting will be held immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2010 town budget which begins at 6 p.m. for the following purposes: 1. To approve the 2010 town tax levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Statutes.


The monthly board meeting will be held Thursday, November 11, 2010, immediately following the Special Meeting of the electors. Agenda: Minutes of last meeting, Treasurer’s Report, Payment of Bills, Resident Issues, Treasurer’s Bond Ordinance, Town Road Maintenance, set December date and Agenda Deborah L. Christian, Clerk 524619 52-1a 11-12L WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 15, 2010, at 7 p.m., at the Cushing Community Center, a PUBLIC HEARING on the 2011 PROPOSED BUDGET of the Town of Sterling in Polk County will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Mon., Wed. and Fri. Phone: 715-488-2735.


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 15, 2010, immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2011 budget, which begins at 7 p.m., at the Cushing Community Center, 2510 241st Street, a special meeting of the electors called pursuant to Sec. 60.12 (1)(c) of Wis. Statutes by the town board for the following purposes will be held: 1. To adopt the total 2011 highway expenditures pursuant to Section 82.03(2) of Wisconsin Statutes. 2. To adopt the 2010 town tax levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes.


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 15, 2010, immediately following the completion of the Special Town Meeting of the Electors at the Cushing Community Center, a town board meeting will be held for the following purpose: 1. For the town board to discuss and adopt the 2011 Budget for the Town of Sterling. This will also be the Monthly Town Board Meeting. Agenda: Clerk minutes, treasurer financial report, update on town leases, board decide who will plow Main Street, board approval of assessor’s 2011 contract, approve operator licenses, possible board vote on No Overnight Parking on Main Street Ordinance, road maint. report and bills paid. Dated November 1, 2010 Julie Peterson, Clerk 524761 11L 1a


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Frederic Village Board will meet, at the Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W., in the Village of Frederic, for the purpose of conducting general village business. This meeting will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010, at 7 p.m. Kristi Swanson, Village Clerk Frederic, Wis. 524517 11L (Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY ANCHORBANK, FSB Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL P. FLAHERTY SALLY M. FLAHERTY J.H. LARSON ELECTRICAL COMPANY XYZ CORPORATION ABC PARTNERSHIP JOE DOE MARY ROWE Defendants. Case No. 09CV658 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE By virtue of Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on May 27, 2010, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, in the City of Balsam Lake, in said county, on the 2nd day of December, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: A parcel of land in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of NW 1/4), Section 10, Township 34 North, Range 17 West, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 10-3417, running thence West 16 rods along the section line; running thence due south on a line parallel to the quarter section line 20 rods; running thence East 16 rods to the quarter section line; running thence North 20 rods; to the place of beginning, containing 2 acres, more or less, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 501 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wis. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check within ten days after confirmation of sale. Dated this 4th day of October, 2010. /s/Timothy B. Moore Polk County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala - Lawyer WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 522950 WNAXLP


Town of Luck

Board Meeting Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Town Hall

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The School District of Luck is looking for a person(s) interested in being on a substitute list for janitorial duties. Must pass a background check, a physical and be able to work evenings. Janitor experience required. Applications available at the District office.

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Agenda: 1. Reading of the minutes 2. Treasurer’s report 3. Review and pay bills 4. Patrolman’s report Any additional agenda will be posted in the Luck Town Hall and clerk’s office. Lloyd Nelson, Clerk

(Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-3 Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-3 c/o American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. SCHUMACHER and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of James D. Schumacher; and DAVETTE SCHUMACHER, probable spouse of James D. Schumacher STEVEN R. TALMAGE; and DENTAL ARTS, S.C., Defendants. Case No. 10-CV-185 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 13, 2010, in the amount of $221,846.29, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 16, 2010, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main St., Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 24, Plat of Apple River Santuary, City of Amery, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 913 Sunflower Way, City of Amery. TAX KEY NO.: 201-00773-2400 Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.


TOWN OF LORAIN BOARD MEETING Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Lorain Town Hall, 252 345th Ave., Cty. Rd. E

Agenda: Call meeting to order. Roll call/verification of meeting notice. Approve the minutes of the last meeting. Approve the treasury report. Motion to pay the bills. Reports: Road, Fire Dept., Ambulance, Cemetery, Comprehensive Plan Commission. Additional meeting items for future agendas. Motion to adjourn. 524293 52a 11L Susan E. Hughes, Clerk

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Reserve for Contingencies Reserve for Capital Purchases Reserve for Hwy. Equipment TOTAL EXPENDITURES, RESERVES Balance December 31 Reserved for Highway Equipment Park Land Dedication Operations

10,000.00 0.00 0.00

10,000.00 0.00 0.00




140,675.00 1,050.00 283,733.00

140,500.00 1,400.00 222,848.00



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that immediately following the budget hearing a special meeting of the electors called pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(c) of Wis. Stats. for the following purposes will be held: 1. To approve the total 2011 highway expenditures pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 82.03. 2. To adopt the 2010 town tax levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 60.10(1)(a). 3. To set Town Board and Officer Salaries for the upcoming election terms. 4. To consider such items that were deferred to this meeting by the annual town meeting in April 2010. Dated this 1st day of November, 2010 Janet Krueger, Town Clerk 524899 11-12L WNAXLP

Equal opportunity employer. (Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S & C Bank Plaintiff, vs. William T. Menne, Unknown Spouse of William T. Menne and Unknown Tenants Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No.: 10 CV 233 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Molly E. GaleWyrick PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 29, 2010, in the amount of $141,119.90, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: November 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Foyer Area, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 1005 West Main St., Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 4014, recorded in Volume 18 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 44, as Document No. 652142, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW1/4 SE1/4), Section 34, Township 36 North, Range 17 West, Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2412 145th Street, Luck, WI 54853. Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff ECKBERG, LAMMERS, BRIGGS, WOLFF & VIERLING, P.L.L.P. Nicholas J. Vivian (#1047165) Attorney for Plaintiff 1809 Northwestern Avenue Stillwater, MN 55082 651-349-2878 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.

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(Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY U.S. BANK, NA, as Successor Trustee to Wachovia Bank, NA fka First Union National Bank as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2000 - 1 Plaintiff vs. BRIAN M. LAWRENCE, et al. Defendants Case No. 10 CV 239 Hon. Robert H. Rasmussen, Br. 2 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 1, 2010, in the amount of $66,504.54, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the premises described below at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: December 8, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens, encumbrances and payment of applicable transfer taxes. PLACE: In the Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The East 210 feet of the North 1,000 feet of the West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 21, Township 36 North of Range 20 West, Town of Sterling, Polk County, Wisconsin. ADDRESS: 3340 Evergreen Avenue, Grantsburg, WI 54840 TAX KEY NO.: 046-01281-0000 Dated the 28th day of September, 2010. Tim Moore Polk County Sheriff Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Mark R. Cummisford, State Bar #1034906 6508 South 27th St., Suite #6 Oak Creek, WI 53154 414-761-1700 Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.


Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of Wisconsin Statute 65.90(5)(a), that the School Board of Siren, on October 25, 2010, adopted the following changes to previously approved budgeted 2010-11 amounts. The following presents only adopted budget line items with changes. Unchanged line items are not presented. GENERAL FUND PREVIOUS AMENDED APPROVED APPROVED ACCOUNT AMOUNT AMOUNT CHANGE LINE ITEM CODE $ $ $ Anticipated Revenue: Local Sources 200 4,177,532.00 4,170,514.00 (7,018.00) Interdistrict Payments 300 256,889.00 222,908.00 (33,981.00) Intermediate Sources 500 5,699.00 16,712.00 11,013.00 State Sources 600 1,596,852.00 1,584,707.00 (12,145.00) Federal Sources 700 476,410.00 494,724.00 18,314.00 All Other Sources 900 13,500.00 13,631.00 131.00 Total Anticipated Revenue 6,526,882.00 6,503,196.00 (23,686.00) Expenditure Appropriations: Instruction 100,000 3,265,244.00 3,245,105.00 (20,139.00) Support Services 200,000 2,933,265.00 2,800,393.00 (132,872.00) Nonprogram Transactions 400,000 1,007,628.00 907,698.00 (99,930.00) Total Expenditure Appropriations 7,206,137.00 6,953,196.00 (252,941.00) Projected Ending Fund Balance: Beginning Fund Balance - Designated 1,558,667.72 1,557,000.76 (1,666.96) Projected Ending Fund Balance 879,412.72 1,107,000.76 227,588.04

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(Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, nka JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NA Plaintiff vs. RAYMOND SCHULLER, et al Defendants Case No. 08 CV 668 Hon. Molly E GaleWyrick, Br. 1 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 8, 2008, in the amount of $222,063.60, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the premises described below at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: November 10, 2010, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens, encumbrances and payment of applicable transfer taxes. PLACE: In the Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis., 54810 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of CSM No. 3931 recorded in Volume 17 of CSM, Page 194, as Document No. 644993. Located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, Section 1, Township 32 North, Range 19 West. Said land being in the Town of Farmington, Polk County, Wis. ADDRESS: 2483 50th Avenue, Osceola, WI 55020. TAX KEY NO: 022-00028-0300. Dated this 23rd day of September, 2010. Tim Moore Polk County Sheriff Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Mark R. Cummisford State Bar #1034906 6508 South 27th Street Suite #6 Oak Creek, WI 53154 414-761-1700 Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010, at 7 p.m., at the Town Hall of St. Croix Falls, 1305 200th Street, a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2011 will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the Clerk’s office. The following is a summary of the proposed budget for 2011. 2010 2011 Percent Budget Budget Change Balance January 1 Reserved for Highway Equipment 90,413.16 140,675.00 55.59 Park Land Dedication 1,050.00 1,050.00 Operations 395,100.75 283,733.00 -28.19 Revenues: Taxes: General Property Taxes Operational 328,501.00 328,501.00 0.00 Building Loan Repayment 43,020.00 43,020.00 Other Taxes 5,800.00 120.00 Special Assessments 0.00 0.00 Intergovernmental Revenues 122,221.00 131,357.00 Licenses and Permits 18,087.00 14,087.00 Penalties & Forfeitures 120.00 120.00 Public Charges for Services 2,200.00 2,165.00 Intergovernmental Charges Services 800.00 800.00 Miscellaneous Revenue 5,755.00 5,755.00 Trust Fund Loan 0.00 0.00 Subtotal 526,504.00 525,925.00 Fund Balance Reserve Operations 119,336.00 60,885.00 TOTAL REVENUES 645,840.00 586,810.00 -9.14 Expenditures: General Government 125,710.00 121,820.00 Public Safety 78,280.00 72,800.00 Public Works (Highway) 283,410.00 278,070.00 Health and Human Services 7,500.00 7,500.00 Culture, Recreation, Education 1,500.00 1,500.00 Conservation, Development 46,300.00 46,000.00 Capital Outlay 2,000.00 1,000.00 Hwy. Equipment Outlay 5,000.00 5,000.00 Debt Service 86,040.00 43,020.00 Other Financing Uses, Refunds Refunds 100.00 100.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 635,840.00 576,810.00 -9.28

Virgil Hansen, Clerk 524040 10-11L 52-1a,d

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The School District of Luck is seeking a qualified bus driver for a full-time route to start approximately December 1, 2010. Applications are available in the District office and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Robert Hamann, Director of Transportation, at 715-472-2396. CDL license & drug testing required.

Monthly Board Meeting Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Milltown Fire Hall

480 E. James Avenue • Grantsburg, WI 54840


(Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY JOYCE M. ANDERSON, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF JENNIE SURBER her heirs and successors and assigns and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN SAID PROPERTY, Defendants. Code No. 30405 SUMMONS Case No. 770 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN to said defendant: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Remington Law Offices, LLC, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is set forth below, an answer to the complaint which is herewith served upon you within forty-five (45) days of receiving this summons, you must respond with a written answer. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Clerk of Circuit Court, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 549, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and to James T. Remington, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 126 S. Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, WI 54017. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty-five (45) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 4th day of October, 2010. REMINGTON LAW OFFICES, LLC James T. Remington, #1015615 Attorneys for Plaintiff


Date: October 18, 2010 Title of Position: Cook’s Helper Hours: 3 hours. Be available for extra hours when needed. Rate of Pay: Per contract schedule. Description of Duties: 1. Assist with delivery, cleanup and serving lunch to students and staff. Qualifications: 1. Good human relation skills when working with co-workers, staff, students and public. 2. Follow through on written and oral directions and requests in a positive and expedient manner. 3. Be able to communicate and show leadership skills. 4. Maintain a positive work attitude. 5. Demonstrate good work habits, punctuality, reliability, self-initiative and attendance. 6. Be flexible to a changing work schedule with changing responsibilities and demands. 7. Be able to lift 50 pounds. 8. Possess a valid driver’s license. Closing Date For Application: November 8, 2010. Contact: Lara Lerud, Food Service Director Grantsburg High School Phone #: 715-463-5165 Ext. 125 Or fill out an application at the district office. The School District of Grantsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or handicap. 524245 10-11L



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(Nov. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the matter of the name change of: Brian Scott Valentine By (Petitioner) Brian Scott Hill Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 10CV810 NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Brian Scott Valentine To: Brian Scott Hill Birth Certificate: Brian Scott Valentine IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wisconsin: Judge’s Name: Molly E. GaleWyrick Place: Polk Co. Justice Center, 1005 W. Main St., Br. 1, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. Date: Nov. 23, 2010. Time: 2:45 p.m. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4859299, at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provfide transportation. BY THE COURT: Molly W. GaleWyrick Circuit Court Judge October 25, 2010








The Town of St. Croix Falls Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at the Town Hall at 1305 200th Street & U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Written evidence, testimony or comments, if any, must be delivered in person or by mail to the Town Hall. Rob Carlson requests a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to expand a nonconforming building in the Commercial District. The property address is 2014 U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. The property is located in Section 34, and the parcel identification number is 044-00921-1000 The Polk County Recycling Center requests a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to add a building that would bring the aggregate building area for a parcel over 10,000 square feet in the Commercial District. The property is located in Section 27, and the parcel identification number is 044-00751-0000. The Town of St. Croix Falls is holding a public hearing to discuss amendments to Chapter 5 of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance. Drafts of the proposed changes are available at the Town Hall or the Town Web site, Jim Alt, Zoning Administrator 524244 10-11L WNAXLP


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The monthly board meeting for the Town of LaFollette will be held at the LaFollette Town Hall on Monday, November 8, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Verification of Posting Clerk’s Minutes Treasurer’s Report Resident Issues Road Items Treasurer’s Bond On/Off Sale of Class B Liquor Pay bills and look at correspondence Linda Terrian, Clerk

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING FOR THE TOWN OF LORAIN, POLK COUNTY Notice is hereby given that on Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010, at 8 p.m., at the Lorain Town Hall located at 252 345th Ave. & Cty. Rd. E, a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2011 BUDGET will be held. A more detailed copy is posted at the town hall for for your inspection or by contacting the clerk at 715-653-2629. A summary of the proposed budget is as follows: REVENUE 2010 BUDGET Local Taxes............................................................................28,366 Inter-Govern........................................................................103,974 Reg. Licenses/Permits...............................................................660 Applied Cash.................................................................................... Total Revenue......................................................................133,000

2011 PROPOSED CHANGE 29,215 3.0% 85,185 600 21,000 136,000

EXPENDITURES General Government.............................................................97,830 Health & Safety......................................................................30,530 Capital Exp. FD............................................................................00 Capital Fund Gravel......................................................................00 Cemetery Expenses................................................................4,200 PROPOSED Gen. Gov. Funds Gen. Fund Gravel Funds Fire Dept. Equip.

Bal. Jan. 1 Bal. Dec. 31 50,000 40,000 60,000 60,000 20,000 20,000

Total Rev. 29,215 00 5,000

Total Exp. 29,215 00 5,000

96,300 30,470 5,000 4,200 136,000 Property Tax Contr. 29,215

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS TOWN OF LORAIN, POLK COUNTY Notice is hereby given that on Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010, at 8 p.m., immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2011 budget, a special meeting of the electors, called by the Lorain Town Board pursuant to s. 60.12 (1)(e), Wis. Statute, will be held for the following purposes: To adopt a town tax levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to s. 60.10 (1)(a), Wis. Statute. Dated on the 25th day of October, 2010. Susan E. Hughes, Clerk, Town of Lorain 524294 52a 11L WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on November 18, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the Municipal Office, Frederic, the Village Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2011. The following is a summary of the proposed budget, a detailed account of the proposed budget may be inspected at the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Percentage Change 2010 2011 2011 Budget from GENERAL FUND Budget Budget 2010 Budget Expenditures: General Government...........................................$115,361 $118,197 2.46% Public Safety.........................................................219,823 220,169 0.16% Public Works: Transportation....................................................184,863 192,719 4.25% Sanitation...............................................................8,800 9,250 5.11% Health and Human Services.........................................250 -100.00% Culture, Recreation and Education.........................40,070 37,741 -5.81% Conservation and Development................................8,783 8,269 -5.85% Capital Projects Other Uses Total Expenditures and Other Uses..................$577,950 $586,345 1.45% Revenues and Other Sources: Taxes: General Property Taxes......................................$71,333 Other Taxes..........................................................38,834 Special Assessments................................................5,093 Intergovernmental.................................................419,150 Licenses and Permits................................................4,180 Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties................................6,000 Public Charges for Services......................................4,660 Miscellaneous.........................................................28,710 Total Revenues.................................................$577,960

$89,754 39,882 3,104 419,476 3,870 2,500 4,100 23,660 $586,346

25.82% 2.70% -39.05% 0.08% -7.42% -58.33% -12.02% -17.59% 1.45%

Governmental Funds Combined Estimated Estimated Fund Balance Total Total Fund Balance Property Tax 1/1/2011 Revenues Expenditures 12/31/2011 Contribution General Operating Fund......$210,000 $586,346 $586,346 $210,000 $89,754 Special Revenue Fund: Library................................. 134,007 134,007 67,000 Debt Service Fund: Long-term Debt.................. 221,663 221,663 204,242 Capital Projects Fund: Capital Improvements. . . . . . . . Tax Incremental District. . . . . .262,835 100,000 60,500 302,335 100,000 Total.....................................$472,835 $1,042,016 $1,002,516 $512,335 $460,996 2010 Budget Village Tax Levy................................................$350,511 Village Tax Rate..................................................$6.7491 Village Assessed Valuation (Without TID). . . .$51,934,628 524915 11L

2011 Budget $361,026 $6.8700 $52,518,510

Amount Change $10,515 $0.121 $583,882

Percent Change 3.00% 1.79% 1.12%


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 6:45 p.m., at the Town of Lincoln, a public hearing on the PROPOSED BUDGET for the Town of Lincoln will be held. The propsed budget in detail is available for inspection at the clerk’s office (please call 715-866-7580 to make an appointment). The following is a summary of the propsed 2011 budget: 2010 2011 Proposed Percent Budget Budget Change GENERAL FUND Expenditures General Government $28,722.47 $26,450.00 Public Safety $18,580.00 $18,580.00 Public Works $108,739.66 $162,893.70 Health and Human Services $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Conservation and Development $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Debt Service $51,450.34 $0.00 Total Expenditures and Other Uses $212,492.47 $212,923.70 .20% Revenues And Other Sources: Taxes General Property Tax $103,175.00 $103,175.00 0.00% Other Taxes $1,450.00 $1,441.00 Intergovernmental $117,379.95 $106,757.70 Licenses and Permits $900.00 $400.00 Public Charges for Services $400.00 $400.00 Miscellaneous $160.00 $750.00 Total Revenues $223,464.95 $212.923.70 -4.72%

Town General Fund Total

Estimated Fund Balance 1/1/11 $52,000.00 $52,000.00

Total Revenues $212,923.70 $212,923.70

Total Estimated Fund Expenditures Balance 12/31/11 $212,923.70 $52,000.00 $212,923.70 $52,000.00

Patrice Bjorklund, Clerk, Town of Lincoln

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010, at 7 p.m., at the Milltown Fire Hall, a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2011 will be held. The pro posed budget in detail is available for review at the Clerk’s office. The following is a summary of the proposed budget for 2011: 2010 2011 PERCENT BUDGET BUDGET CHANGE REVENUE Property Tax Levy 437,303 427,831 - 1.0 State Revenues 147,313 151,241 + 2.6 TOWN Services 18,000 16,500 - 9.1 Loans 28,507 28,507 TOTAL REVENUE 631,123 624,079 - 1.1 EXPENDITURES Public Safety 73,410 72,970 - .6 Loan Payments 81,176 81,176 Salaries 124,808 129,808 + 3.9 Construction 220,229 225,625 + 2.4 Public Works 119,500 102,500 - 16.6 Assessing 12,000 12,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 631,123 624,079 - 1.1


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that immediately following the budget hearing a special meeting of the electors called pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(c) of Wis. Stats. for the following purposes will be held: 1. To approve the total 2011 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.01(3) of Wis. Stats. 2. To adopt the 2010 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Stats. 3. To approve the purchase of a shouldering machine. The regular monthly meeting will follow the special meeting. Dated this 25th day of October, 2010. Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk Town of Milltown 524467 WNAXLP 10-11L 52-1a,d


Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 5:45 at the Village of Webster office, a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED BUDGET for the Village of Webster will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the clerk’s office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The following is a summary of the proposed 2011 budget. General Fund Expenditures: General Government Public Safety Public Works Health & Human Services Library Levy Other Culture, Recreation & Development Conservation & Development Capital Outlay Debt Service Total Expenditures & Other Uses

2010 Budget

2011 Proposed Budget

% Change

$97,080 $202,463 $186,590 $2,700 $37,147 $35,150 $1,700 $11,398 $175,082 $749,310

$97,550 $192,015 $188,400 $1,000 $37,147 $33,650 $1,500 $2,500 $175,323 $729,085


Revenues & Other Sources: Taxes: General Property Taxes Other Taxes Special Assessments Intergovernmental Licenses and Permits Fines & Forfeits Public Charges for Service Intergovernmental Charges for Services Miscellaneous Transfers from Water Utility Total Revenues

$390,273 $6,625 $6,564 $272,973 $5,175 $14,400 $4,250 $23,050 $26,000 $749,310

$381,747 $8,525 $4,217 $263,851 $5,545 $14,500 $1,750 $1,500 $21,450 $26,000 $729,085

Combined Governmental Funds Village General Fund Library Fund Total Patrice Bjorklund, Village Clerk/Treasurer Village of Webster

Estimated Fund Balance Jan. 1, 2011 $365,500 $8,765 $374,265

Total Revenues $729,085 $102,151 $831,236

Total Expenditures $729,085 $102,151 $831,236


-2.70% Estimated Fund Balance Dec. 31, 2011 $365,500 $8,765 $374,265

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Pizza By The Pond by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer TRADE LAKE – Just as the creature’s hand reached out from the Black Lagoon another hand was reaching out in the torch-lit hollow, and with a scream of delight was grabbed and devoured. In celebration of Halloween and Lovetree Farmstead’s last Thursday night pizza party, diners were treated to the campy 1950s horror movie while enjoying what had really possessed them to seek out Dave and Mary Falk’s Trade Lake sheep farm, wood-fired gourmet pizzas. Standing in front of the large handmade stone pizza oven, Mary Falk greets guests and takes their orders while her husband, Dave, stands against one of the cave walls ready to give help and support. Falk takes her time explaining the evening specials. She then goes into great detail giving the origin of each pizza topping, the type of flour used for their homemade crust and the process by which it is made. The Falks have been very deliberate and successful in giving their customers unique pizza creations. Made with fresh toppings from the

Will Root gets ready to cut into one of the pizzas he prepared for diners at Lovetree Farmstead’s pizza party in Trade Lake last week. Root, who travels from organic farm to organic farm working for room and board, is learning sheep farming at Dave and Mary Falk’s farm and also helps out as pizza maker for the Pizza By The Pond pizza parties.

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Diners Ilhami, Madeline and Eve from Minneapolis and friend Cindy from Long Beach, Calif., said they came to experience Pizza By The Pond at Dave and Mary Falk’s Lovetree Farmstead after reading the Star Tribune article about the farm’s pizza parties. ”The ambience and pizza are great,” said Cindy as the rest of the group, their mouths filled with pizza, nooded their heads in agreement. Lovetree Farm’s gardens, organically raised meats from neighbor Doug Anderson’s Beaver Creek Ranch, the Falks’ own aged sheep cheese, and then baked on the organic focaccia-like crusts, creations are just what these pies are. Customers can choose from the pizza specials chalked on a board outside the entrance to the pizza cave or create their own. A large pizza which will feed two people or more is priced at $23 with additional toppings extra. Just as the Falks have carved out their successful artisan cheese-making operation and distribution, the idea of offering a new and unconventional kind of pizzeria experience was carved out much the same way. “We wanted to open a bistro but couldn’t get financing,” explained Mary Falk, as she checked on the readiness of a pizza sizzling in the flaming oven. “Someone told us about the A to Z Produce & Bakery in Stockholm, where they do a Tuesday night pizza-on-the-farm experience.” A visit to the Stockholm farm soon had

the Falks tossing around ideas of starting their own pizza night. What arose was Pizza By The Pond, a just-plain-fun, family-style pizzeria in the Falks’ cheese cave. The Falks’ two sons, Charlie–when home on breaks from college–and Andy, a Grantsburg High School senior, help with pizza night and together the family invites visitors to take part in making the pizza party a truly extended family event. Aptly named for its location across from the farm’s pond, the Falks’ desire to keep it natural extends well beyond what goes into and on top of their pizzas. The bundled old tires and huge bags of sheep’s wool lining the cave reflect the Falks’ commitment to recycling, adding to the charm of this no-frills operation. Diners should take that no-frills part seriously. If you want beverages, silverware, and napkins, better pack a picnic basket, because at Pizza By The Pond it really is bring your own. And while there are a couple of tables and chairs, for the most part it’s literally

Kathy March, who came from Hastings, Minn., took another bite of her fresh spinach, sheep cheese, peppers and tomato pizza and gave a smile of satisfaction. “I’ve wanted to come ever since I saw the article,” managed March, her mouth full. “This is really good pizza.” – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Lovetree Farmstead owner Mary Falk checked on the readiness of a pizza sizzling in the flaming oven at last Thursday evening’s Pizza By The Pond pizza party. Falk and husband Dave host the pizza parties one day a week at their Trade Lake farm.

standing room only in the pizza cave so you might want to bring those along, too. Throughout the summer and early fall, diners could spread blankets outside, dining alfresco with a perfect view of the pond and surrounding hillsides. Time spent at Pizza By The Pond happens at a less hurried pace. Here there are no slices sitting around to grab and go. These pizzas are prepared and baked carefully and lovingly with customer satisfaction the premium ingredient in mind. Since an article featuring the Falks’ pizza parties first appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Twin Cities traffic to Trade Lake has been on the rise. Diners Ilhami, Madeline and Eve from Minneapolis and friend Cindy from Long Beach, Calif., said they came after reading the Star Tribune article. ”The ambience and pizza are great,” said Cindy as the rest of the group, their mouths filled with pizza, shook their heads in agreement. The Falks plan to continue their pizza parties this winter, adding family activities such as sledding – they have great

Colorful Weekend An open house for local artists Vicky Lehman of Luck and Win Herberg, Frederic, will be held at Cafe Wren on Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The same night, there will be live music by Shotgun Johnson and the Mississippi Seven, who play a mix of old-time, folk, rock and original music. Music is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door. Herberg’s pottery consists of colorful tiles as well as decorative vases and a mountain bowl. Lehman recycles former works of art into colorful, abstract birds done in series of two or more, intentionally mirroring Herberg’s ceramic tiles. More information can be found at . — Photo submitted


Half a century of yo-yos in Luck

Duncan Heritage Tour stops at “Ground Yo-Yo”

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LUCK – For nearly two decades from 1946 to 1965, Luck was literally known as The Yo-Yo Capital of the World. Luck’s rich yo-yo history was exalted and recalled fondly on Sunday, Oct. 31, when the Duncan Yo-Yo Heritage Tour stopped in to the Luck Public Library, just a couple hundreds yards from “Ground Yo-Yo” on Duncan Street - where millions of Duncan yo-yos were manufactured for the world, half a century earlier. Four touring, professional yo-yoers gave demonstrations, background, and educational tutoring to youngsters all afternoon, just like the late Don Duncan had organized almost 80 years ago, sending yo-yo trick artists across the states, drumming up interest with demonstrations, contests, prizes and of course, sales. The tours back then were meant to raise the interest level on yoyoing, and dazzle school kids and others with their gravity-defying artistry. Those early tours also came home to roost with an octogenarian couple in attendance at the Luck Library event: Ted and Grace Anderson of Luck toured the U.S. and Puerto Rico for over four years in the early 1950s, on their extended honeymoon of yoyo trickery meant to push sales of the twirly little toys. Some of the kids in attendance Sunday had only vaguely used yo-yos before, and while they are well versed in the ways of YouTube, several of the kids said they will likely look for videos of gravity-defying tricks to learn. But they also had an inside peek into the beauty of yo-yo artistry, and by the end of the day had even attempted to become tricksters as well. The four professionals Duncan’s professional team looked dapper in their deep-red Duncan tour shirts, sized several sizes too large for easy movement, with pockets perfectly sized for holding yo-yos. One of the touring pros, Hank Freeman of Ohio, is one of the most celebrated yo-yo throwers in the world, winning nationals this year and last, and dazzling the crowd with his bevy of tricks with names like tube disaster, fury cake, grip stall, super-hypermagic-twirly-bird and his favorite, a velvet Rols. He is somehow able to carry on deep conversations about himself, Duncan history and the art of yo-yoing while performing tricks that are even beyond some of the other touring professionals. “If Hank can’t do it, nobody can,” stated Duncan pro Jack Ringca of Florida, who patiently sits and evaluates kids tricks for the legendary contest. The contest rules are simple: They lay out a small grid of yo-yo strings, and participants have two chances to perform a litany of 10 tricks in the box, ranging from the relatively simple tricks - like walking the dog - to the complicated, like a three-leafed clover, which is a triple axis, around-theworld act, with the yo-yo going straight up, then around, then sideways and then down to complete the trick. None of the kids who tries pulls it off, but several give it a shot, only to have the yo-yo knock them in the head on occasion. It wasn’t just the final contestants who earned a few war wounds out of the event: Youngster Elise King of Luck tried yo-yo throwing for one of the first times, and drew a few tears after an errant toss made it collide with her temple. She struggles to hold back her tears, and carefully puts the vintage, borrowed yo-yo down on the table, turning her back as the tears tumble down her cheek. “You OK, Hon?” Duncan pro Drew Tetz asks, with the patience of a big brother, tou-

Duncan’s touring professionals posed for a shot by the giant yo-yo. Pictured (L to R): Jack Ringca, Takeshi Kamisato, Hank Freeman and Drew Tetz. sling her blond hair as he kneels down. “You did really good!” He rewards King with a bright-pink Duncan T-shirt - the only one in the pile - which quickly erases many of the tears, turning them into a faint smile as she whispers her thanks with a quivering lip and attempted smile. “We’re just having a good time,” Tetz tells the crowd. “And playing with some toys!” The legacy of contests The Duncan crew came loaded with plenty of prizes and swag, promoting their product and yo-yoing, while also trying to give some incentive for the contestants who try some elaborate tricks - some of which they just learned from the touring professionals. That legacy of tours, prizes and interest farming is legendary, and was a Donald Duncan invention in the 1930s, when they would start a yo-yo buzz in schools, stores and around small towns on their tours, bringing in yo-yo masters - mainly young Filipinos, where the art of yo-yoing is said to have blossomed in the 1920s - trying to draw huge crowds around the new concept of yo-yo throwing, which was originally called everything from banalore to quiz to incroyable and l’emigrette, literally “the tops” in French. Like almost anything involving fun, gravity and physics, it supposedly originated with the ancient Greeks. But the yo-yo craze didn’t just happen. It was a carefully orchestrated phenomena, with Duncan at the forefront for decades, from tours to promotions and advertising that was second to none and Luck was at the epicenter. As Ted Anderson puts it, the touring events he went on with his wife, Grace, and several others were carefully planned marketing events, usually involving several small towns in an area. The Duncan plan involved more than just the demonstrations, it included the careful placement of yo-yos in a town prior to the events, then the buzz would make them fly off the shelves. “You couldn’t buy a yo-yo if you tried,” Anderson said, pointing out that distributors would move in to stock shelves with various flavors of Duncan yo-yos prior to the tour, “We’d go to schools, theaters, you name … trying to get a fad started!” Anderson recalled sometimes having such huge crowds of fans, they would have to stand on business roofs to do their tricks, outside the pulsing push of the crowd. He said the buzz about yo-yoing would become a fever pitch, with kids practicing tricks and buying various yo-yos with their

Contest winner Erin Frank (foreground) became the first girl on the tour to win the yoyo contests, taking home a fancy Schwinn bike as her reward. Pictured (L to R): Jack Ringca, Brooklyn Petersen, Billy Lipoff, Logan Nieman, Erin Frank and Hank Freeman.

hard-earned money, trying to find their favorite model. “The kids would be playing so much, they’d have to put bandages on their fingers!” Anderson said, saying that they also gave away bikes back then, and also certificates for ice cream, soda pop and other treats, drawing kids of all ages in to the events. “When it was all over, they’d pick up all the yo-yos, and there wouldn’t be another yo-yo in town for sale until the next year,” Anderson recalled. “Oh, it was really a fun time!” Anderson and his wife are celebrities of sorts in the yo-yo world, and he still has the grin of a child when it comes to yo-yos, tricks and Duncan. While he admits he “doesn’t have the dexterity” anymore for tricks, he said he still loves to watch the young crop of new masters do their stuff. “They do stuff we’d never thought of!” He said with a nod, looking over as dozens of kids try their hands at the little machines that thrill. Anderson looks over as Freeman carefully shows a young girl how to get the twists out of her Imperial’s string, and use a little trick to get it to wind on the bearing at the heart of the toy without spinning. Ted Anderson lets out a small sigh, and gives a grin that might be melancholy or maybe a rush of joy from a similar memory of himself and Grace, doing just such a teaching, thousands of times. “This is a good thing! And these guys are so patient with the kids,” he said with a nod. The Duncan legacy Luck’s place in the yo-yo world was huge from right after World War II until 1965, when the whole operation closed down. That reliance on the yo-yo industry also proved to be the town’s true Achilles’ heel. With a huge, multifaceted marketing campaign that included the tours, print and finally, TV advertising, the fad of yo-yoing reached its halcyon days in 1961. Sales grew so fast that the Duncan plant kept growing, hiring and expanding, becoming a giant of Polk County industry. It was a huge, multibuilding operation that employed up to 618 people at its peak, and supported them well. The entire village was geared up and built around yo-yo production, from the rail lines to the infrastructure and maple wood supplies that fed several dozen giant lathes. The booming Duncan plant produced between 60 and 70,000 yo-yos per day, up to 20 million per year and reportedly consumed over a million board-feet of lumber annually all out of the Luck plants. Most of that lumber was harvested from the rich forests near Cable and transported to the plant on Duncan Street, where it was milled, dried and cut before being spun into toys on the lathes. The yo-yo fad grew faster than planned, stretching overseas into Europe, South America and even to some of the small Caribbean islands, where the tours of young professionals would do their magic. Anderson recalls spending over six months touring Puerto Rico with his wife and a crew, exploring the tiny villages and even some of the tiny islands off the U.S. territory, keeping the yo-yo craze fueled and growing in places that had never seen such

a toy, let alone professionals who played with toys for a living part of the year. “That was really, really fun, going all over down South, and seeing all sorts of new places!” Anderson said. Eventually, the Andersons’ touring honeymoon had to end, and they settled in Luck, living there still, just a few blocks from the old primary Duncan plant. However, all crazes eventually fade away, and Duncan’s hold on the market became soft territory, as other firms tried to capitalize on the yo-yo craze. The Chicago-based Duncan eventually spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting to keep the name yo-yo for their own, ultimately losing on appeal as a judge ruled it so common a name that it had become like a Band-Aid or Kleenex, and unable to be used exclusively. The beginning of the end then hit in 1965, when creditors called their marks on the free-spending Duncan group, forcing a fast bankruptcy and a sudden closure of the Luck operations, leaving dozens of suppliers hanging, as they had just secured an order of seven million yo-yos, supposedly enough to get them out of bankruptcy, if the creditor would allow them to go with the unorthodox Chapter 11 reorganizational plan. They refused, and the whole village suddenly had a daunting task of empty parking lots, closed factories, empty train cars and hundreds of distraught and unemployed workers. There is no telling what might have happened if those creditors had just given the Chapter 11 reorganization a little more time. After several reopening attempts, the main building was eventually sold to the U.S. Bedding Company of St. Paul, which operated for quite some time, and even produced yo-yos for a spell, under the Medalist moniker. But no true Duncan was ever produced in

Grace and Ted Anderson of Luck were touring yo-yo tricksters in the early 1950s, and considered their years on the road as a sort of traveling honeymoon. They also enjoyed the heritage tour on Sunday, Oct. 31, which brought back many memories. – Photos by Greg Marsten Luck again. The company survived loosely, at a fraction of its previous size, and did finally restructure, but it was never to be the giant in industry they were back then. Eventually, all the equipment and tooling was sold piecemeal or during auctions, with a few odd pieces ending up in local wood shops or cabinet operations. Luck’s yo-yo legacy became a sore spot for many locals, and also became an example of why communities diversify their industrial base, so as not to fall apart with a single closure. But it was all history in a very short time. Anderson recalls the time at the top with pride, and said he once owned as many as 4,000 yo-yos - many of which he has since given away to individuals or even to the Luck Museum, which has a permanent display on the Duncan legacy. But the Duncan professionals of today were markedly impressed with that local legacy, taking a tour of the area where the yo-yo industry blossomed, and posing with the Luck Village and even the Duncan Street signs, hamming it up over the giant yo-yo at the Luck Museum and even meeting and videotaping interviews with some of the people behind the history, such as the Andersons. “Ted’s amazing!” Duncan thrower Ringca said. “He’s one of the reasons we’re here today!” Turns out, yo-yos, Duncan and people like Ted and Grace Anderson - l’emigrettes, both of them - may be some of the reasons a lot of people are here today.




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Teenagers capture essence of St. Croix Riverway “But this project has turned out to be about more than great photos,” said Ben Thwaits, the Northwest Passage teacher who served as project leader. “The boys have embraced their role as storytellers, and in the process of capturing the character of the riverway, they have also shared their own struggles, dreams, and quest for healing. It’s really inspiring,” he continued. Others recognized the artistry in the students’ photographs, and they gathered that visual beauty into an exhibit called, “In a New Light: Connecting At-Risk Teens to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Through Nature Photography.” The exhibit was on display at the St. Croix River visitor center in St. Croix Falls during September and October, and now it will travel to Wausau, Madison, Cable and Spooner. (Editor’s note: The photographs with this article were reproduced by permission of Northwest Passage.)

by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer SPOONER - Does a river have power? Not the power that comes naturally from moving water, mechanical power, that we know it has. But does it have another power, the power to touch a person’s inner being, to work a transforming and healing magic on the soul? The photographs with this article suggest an affirmative answer, especially when the river in question is the St. Croix River running through the National Scenic Riverway. Yes. Yes, the river has that magical power that can embrace the inner person, and these photographs bring that power to those who view them. The story behind this visual artistry began in March 2010 when 26 teenage boys at Northwest Passage in Spooner set out on a photographic journey along the St. Croix. Most of them had never held a camera, didn’t have any idea how to use one, but as the river worked its magic they became photographers and produced a stunning array of emotionally moving images.

“I call this picture ‘Streaming Life’... To me, this picture shows that the river is full of energy, full of life in a constant flow. And I feel like my life is just like the river—I have all this energy, and my life is now just beginning for the first time.” - Photo by Derek, age 17.

“... I just loved being on top of this cliff looking down on the river with the beautiful trees and sky. It makes me feel at one with all the beauty of nature.” - Photo by Mike, age 17.

“Life is like a sunset Beautiful and quick Never knowing when it will be laid to rest. So I take this life and try my best But always seem to do the worst. To get through this there needs to be more Of the things that make me feel whole.” - Photo and poem by Lee, age 16.

“I love this picture because when I took it, the ducks got so comfortable with me. I was able to get really close, and it almost seems like you can reach through the photo and pet them.” - Photo by Devante, age 16.

“Orange Bug” Photo by Logan, age 12.

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“Green Life” - Photo by Dakota, age 14.

“... This picture means a lot to me because it shows that if something shines on you, you can shine it right back and make it more brilliant and peaceful.” - Photo by Matt, age 15.

“I like this picture because it’s in really good focus, and I remember having to sneak up on it step by step, to get really close.” - Photo called “Butterfly in the Leaves” by Jordan, age 17.

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Frederic Arts to hold holiday sale FREDERIC - The Frederic Art Center will be filled with art Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14, when 10 artist members will display their work for a holiday sale. The public is invited for this opportunity to meet and talk with local and area artists and experience the great variety of work for sale. Exhibiting at the sale will be Win Herberg/Kelly Green, pottery and books; Ann Fawver, woodcarving; Audrey Anderson, fibers; Laura Tiede, painting; David DeMattia, metalwork; Paula Elert, photography; Mark Buley, woodworking; Nancy Buley, herbal products; Karen Brandt, quilts; and Jack Route, metalwork. Frederic Arts is a community organization with a mission to “cultivate artistic opportunities for people of all ages and to enhance and preserve the cultural fabric of our community.” Membership is open to anyone with an interest in supporting the arts in this area. The Frederic Art Center is located at 314 South Lake St., across from the entrance to Coon Lake Park. The sale will be open both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with refreshments served and plenty of close parking. For more information contact Jack Route at 715327-8073 or go to - submitted

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

BURNETT COUNTY – The Burnett County Adult Day Care is hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Cedarwood Manor in Webster, in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The open house will be from 3 -5 p.m., at 7350 East Main St., Webster. An informative movie will be shown at 3:30 p.m. and discussion will follow. Information about Northwoods Respite Adult Day Program and resources from the Alzheimer’s Association will be available. Everyone is invited. - submitted

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A precious little girl walks into a Pets Mart Shop and asks, in the Joe Roberts sweetest little lisp, between two missing teeth, “Excuthe me, mithter, do you keep widdle wabbits?” As the shopkeeper’s heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he’s on her level and asks, “Do you want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy, bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabbit over there?” She, in turn, blushes, rocks on her heels, puts her hands on her knees, leans forward and says, in a tiny quiet voice, “I don’t think my python weally carthhh what color it ith!!” ••• A child was continually asking his mom to buy him a hamster. When she did, the child looked after it for a couple of days, but soon he got bored, and it became Mom’s responsibility to feed it. One day she got upset with the her son’s carelessness and asked him, “How many times do you think this hamster would have died until now, if I wasn’t looking after it?” The child replied, “Um, I don’t know. Once?” ••• My dad used to say, “I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did. "Not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.” ••• I’ll never forget the time my mother came out of a beauty salon and asked my father: “So, how do I look?” He looked at her and said, “Well, at least you tried.”


That new-car smell There is something about the


I am afraid of mice.

This is an embarrassing admission, as I used to think of myself as someone who was not afraid of much. I am finding out that this is not true, and mice are on Carrie Classon the long and growing list of things I fear. My other top fears have more to do with romance than rodents. This has been a hard week on both. My cat, Lucy, is stone deaf and a sense of hearing is, apparently, a prerequisite for successful mousing. Without hearing the telltale scritching noises in the wall, Lucy is blissfully undisturbed and the mice run freely around the kitchen without a care in the world. When I discovered irrefutable mouse evidence in my saute pan, I decided action had to be taken. I went with Milo to the hardware store. The hardware store is dog-friendly and he is only denied entrance when the Boy Scouts have their annual hot dog sale in the aisles. (Even a good dog has his limits.) The manager asked what I was looking for. “Dead mice,” I replied. I did not seriously consider a live trap. Transporting a terrified mouse to some mouse relocation center seemed doubly traumatic for both the mouse and me. I would then feel I should provide the mouse with provisions and accommodations to ensure its survival in the mousy protection program. No, I wanted quick and certain death—the equivalent of little mousy heads on pikes sending a message to the mouse community: “Leave droppings in my cabinets and prepare to meet your fate.” I bought two packages of what was advertised to be “A Better Mousetrap,” (wondering if there was, in fact, a path beaten to its inventor’s door). The campaign started out well. There were three victims the next morning. They


appeared to have been killed quickly, little mousy arms and legs splayed out in a “What the...?!” position, the peanut butter bait untouched. But the following day, things got complicated, as they do in love and war. One of the traps was missing. Simply gone. I looked high and low and the Better Mousetrap was nowhere to be seen. Finally, I spotted it across the kitchen floor. It had been transported all the way to the wainscoting where there was a small hole. The trap lay, sprung, immediately next to the hole. I surveyed the hole and the trap. Lucy came by, interested, and batted the trap across the floor. The next day one of my mousy victims was still alive. I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t think of how to kill him quickly and I wasn’t sure if he would survive being released. He was under the sink making desperate little shuffling noises and I stood—paralyzed in uncertainty. Finally, I closed the cabinet door and had a cup of coffee. The noises stopped, the trap disappeared and, quite honestly, I still have not located it—or tried very hard. Taking bold, decisive action with love or mice is probably the wisest course. But for now, I am choosing the path of less wisdom and less resolution. For the time being, I am choosing a gentler, less painfilled course. I realize that I am not really so afraid of mice—or love, or loneliness, or even what was left in my saute pan—as I am afraid of the pain I might cause and the apparent lack of right choices. Maybe sometimes it’s OK to shut the cabinet door, have a cup of coffee, and just wait to see how things turn out. Till next time, —Carrie

SCRMC volunteer organization wins statewide award ST. CROIX FALLS – St. Croix Regional Medical Center’s volunteer organization, Volunteer Partners, was recently honored as recipient of the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s prestigious WAVE (Wisconsin Awards for Volunteer Excellence) Award at the WHA’s state convention in October. Volunteer Partners won the award for their annual Salad Luncheon and More fundraiser. What started in 1966 as a small fundraising event to purchase equipment for patient care needs at SCRMC has grown into one of the largest annual social events in the St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls community. This year, for example, the much-anticipated event raised $11,996. Proceeds were used to purchase a breath alcohol analyzer for the SCRMC lab, with the balance of funds earmarked for the purchase of high-definition video equipment for the surgery departPictured are Mark Schaeffer, president of Partners of the WHA, who presented ment. the WAVE award, and SCRMC Volunteer Partners members Carolyn Ward, Kathy In an effort to show the community Lucken, Jackie Hillman and Mickey Gebhard. – Photo submitted that their medical center “isn’t just about illness and surgery,” but also The WAVE award was presented to Carolyn Ward, “wellness, fun and healthy volunteerism,” Volunteer Partners have been hosting the annual Salad Luncheon Volunteer Partners president, and Kathy Lucken, Volunand More for 44 years. In addition, acknowledging that teer Partners treasurer, on Oct. 12 at the Partners of Wisin-hospital volunteerism isn’t something everyone will consin Hospital Association Annual Convention in embrace, this fundraising event allows community Green Bay. “Volunteer Partners members are very apmembers to volunteer in another way – contributing a preciative of the generous support they once again resalad, baked goods, or just purchasing a ticket to attend ceived from both the community and area businesses,” – while still introducing them to the world of hospital said Lucken. “Without the support of SCRMC and our volunteerism. The 2010 event was hosted by over 65 vol- community, this award would not have been possible.” - submitted unteers contributing more than 500 hours.

Cold Turkey

smell of a new car that entices all of us to buy something we can’t afford and probably don’t need. The John W. Ingalls odor reminds us of something new and creative and stylish. It is a smell that fosters images of success and distinction. It is an essence that bypasses your brain and your wallet and goes straight to your soul. I love the smell of a new car but unfortunately it fades quickly and is nearly gone when the first payment is due. New-car smells are nice but we have never been very successful at keeping that smell around very long. However we have been very successful at creating used-car odors. When I traded in my 12-year-old pickup truck I found old socks, clothes I hadn’t worn for several years, part of an old sandwich, an apple core and two dried minnows. It’s an aging process like expensive cheese, when the smell is right it is time to sell. My friends wondered why I always drove with the window down. My wife has a way of converting car smells too. One time we were having some work done on one of our vehicles and Mr. Terry Larsen of Larsen Auto Centers loaned us a brand-new vehicle to use while the old

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one was being repaired. His motive, I’m sure was to get us intoxicated with the new-car smell so we would make irrational decisions and just trade the old car. We turned the tables on him. We just turned the essence of new car into used-car smells overnight and we did it without

trying. For one of our employee lunch meetings she decided to make a large slow cooker full of creamy potato soup. She carefully placed the pot on the floor of the new car and brought it to the meeting. However while driving the pot of soup turned on its side and essence of soup mingled with the new-car aroma. We frantically scooped, wiped and blotted the creamy soup but, unable to completely remove it, we contritely called the car dealer and confessed the mistake. They immediately shampooed the carpet but the appetizing scent remained for days. Anytime someone opened the door and test drove the car, the smell of creamy potato soup jumped out at them. It went well for about three days, then the warm and hungry smells transformed themselves into the smell of sour milk. As you can see we are good at converting new cars into used cars, very quickly. We even do the same with used cars. One warm,

rainy summer night we had a delightful event happen in our lives. My dear wife decided to go into labor. Her contractions started with intensity and purpose and left nothing to doubt. We packed ourselves into our used car and headed off to the hospital. On the front seat of the car her water broke. Unfortunately amniotic fluid is considerably more than just water and it didn’t just trickle, it flowed like a river. The front seat valiantly absorbed the amniotic tsunami that gushed with each contraction. We arrived successfully at the hospital and the second of our four wonderful daughters was born during the wee hours of the night. As delighted parents we enjoyed our little girl; we counted toes, we brushed her thick black hair and we rested. Somewhere in the late morning I went out to our car to return home and take care of some household duties. By then the sun was up and it was a stuffy, humid 83 degrees outside. It had been raining when we arrived during the night so the car windows were rolled up tight. Inside the car it was a sultry 120 degrees. I opened the car door to a soaked front seat, soggy with simmering amniotic fluid. No amount of cleaning was going to overcome this situation. No shampoo could clean that deeply, no air freshener could absorb what needed to be absorbed so I did what most everyone would do. I aired out the car and traded it on a cool day.


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Fire at the lake! It was a dark and stormy night last week when my electric pole flamed up and burned off the top foot and a half. It took out the electricity on the Northwestern Electric lines from Atlas to Cushing for over two hours. The Cushing Fire Department is getting to know my woods on Orr Lake pretty well. Last November, the Cushing First Responders came to haul me away after the earthquake shook me off the ladder and broke my leg. Then on a day this spring when I was away from home, lightning struck a big old basswood in the south woods. A passerby seeing the fire and smoke called it in. The Cushing Fire Department had to drive in along the cornfield and drag a hose out into the woods. The big tree is still alive, but with a charred open area in the base large enough for a slew of bears to hibernate. Last week during the big windstorm on Tuesday evening about 7:30 p.m., while I was on my computer at the cabin connected by modem to the Internet, with the wind blowing wildly, the lights blinked off after what looked like a lightning flash outside. There were three more flashes with the power going blinking and then off for good. Since there was no thunder with the flashes, I guessed something crossed the electrical wires outside. Looking out the window, I saw flames on the top of the transformer pole, 100 feet from the cabin. Stumbling around in the dark, I lit a match to find my flashlight, got on my boots and coat to face the cold, cutting rain and went out to look. A car had stopped on the road at the end of my driveway. The driver walked in. I couldn’t see his face in the dark. “I’m Roy from over on the River Road. I saw the fire. I called 911. Looks like electric company will have to put it out and fix it. I need to get into town yet so if you’re OK, I’ll get going.” A few minutes later I could hear the sirens coming from Cushing and soon a big fire truck drove in through my narrow farm gate. “Northwestern Electric will be here in about 30 minutes. We will wait until they show up in case of a worse fire. Shouldn’t spread with all the rain.” The post, above the transformer and between the two wires, was alternately glowing and flaming with gusts of wind spreading sparks. “We don’t use the water hose on electric lines, the current can come right back down the water stream and kill us,” said one of the four firefighters. “How about firing bursts of water at the pole top – so there is not connection down to the hose?” I suggested. “Go ahead Russ, we’ll get the first responder truck out for you,” replied Bruce Johnson. I think five firefighters were there. I didn’t know one of them, and introduced

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Last winter while in Texas, Russ looked for affordable winter homes. He has been dickering on this fixer-upper to surprise Margo when they go south in January. – Photo submitted myself. “I‘m Matthew Larson, Merle’s son.” “I remember back in 1963 when your great-grandpa Stanley Larson and your grandpa Bud were helping to set up the fire department. My dad and Stanley were on the town board. Come a long way since the homemade fire truck they had then,” I told him, impressed that he was the fourth generation of his family involved in the department. Another young fireman there was Daniel H. (his last name has slipped my mind at the moment), who started in the department three years ago while still a senior in high school. I remembered talking to him about his fire training when I was subbing at SCFHS. For a small town, Cushing has a top-notch group of volunteers. The folks who started it would be very proud of the group today! I wonder if there are any of those who were involved 47 years ago still around? My memory is slipping because I am pretty sure five firemen came at first, but I can name only Bruce Johnson, Merle Larson and his son Matthew, Daniel, and someone else I knew. An hour after the fire started, the top of the post broke off above the fire, tipped sideways and let the top wire down to the lower wire so it looked like they were touching. No electrical sparks, but still more flames. The wind and rain were bitterly cold. I went back into the house and hooked up my spare lawn mower battery to my power inverter and connected a very low-current but bright LED lamp for light. I take this set along when we are camping at places where there is no electricity and we need a light or power for the laptop computer. The phone worked with the modem unplugged, but the modem didn’t work. As Brother Everett says, “You must have let the smoke out

of it.” He subscribes to the theory that every electrical item comes with one burst of smoke built in and it dies if you release it. Two weeks ago the internal modem let its smoke out so I bought the external one and had it about a week – I guess these power glitches are good to stimulate the economy as I will have to get another one. Soon the electric truck with the boom came down the hill and into my muddy driveway. Looking over the situation, one of them told the firefighters, “We can fix this,” and let the fire department leave. The two included one experienced man and one apprentice. At the pole back along the road, they tested the two wires and found no electricity, but grounded the two wires anyway to prevent any new electricity from coming through while they were working. “Lights out along the way and over to Atlas according to the office – your problem here probably flipped the breaker at Atlas. Lots of folks without electricity, some by Frederic, some at Grantsburg and on up by Danbury and here and there between. All the crews are out.” They drove the big truck through the big mudhole in my driveway up to the pole, put down the stabilizer feet and maneuvered the bucket up to the still-burning pole. The fellow up there unhooked both wires and reattached them below the burned part and let the still-glowing top fall to the ground where the apprentice drowned it in a driveway puddle. Both wires were restretched tight, connected back up and in about 30 minutes they headed over to remove the temporary ground. “What’s your phone number and address?” one asked and wrote it down. “We are headed over to Atlas to reset the breaker. When we do the office will call you at the end of the line here and find out if you have electricity.”

The lights came on in about 10 minutes (after being off for about two hours) and the call came five minutes later. “Have you got electricity?” “Yep, came on a few minutes ago. The problem for our line was a short at my end and a fire on the pole.” The wind had already gusted under my porch roof and torn off one of the 10foot plastic panels, and threatened to take the next one off, which banged with each gust. With Margo away in West Bend helping while her Dad had cataract surgery, I decided to wait until she returns so I can steady the ladder for her. The cabin sits on a steep hillside and projects so that the porch roof is about 16 feet off the ground. When the wind gusts, it shakes like a dog ridding himself of water. The storm came with record low pressures causing the wind. Winds rotate in opposite directions around low and high pressure areas. Similarly, the 12 screws in my repaired leg tighten and loosen with highs and lows; this time loosening a full quarter turn. “Anyone with loose screws would be foolish to climb on a roof,” I thought. At the next high pressure, when the leg is tightened up to the max, I might tackle it. As a scientist, I plan to recommend to my surgeon that he buy some left-hand- and right-handthreaded screws to use in future surgeries to solve this problem. I have already patented the idea and ordered a ton of medical-grade left-thread screws from Australia. The normal screws there are left-hand thread to hold things tightly on the upside-down bottom of the earth due to the Coriolis effect. This is the time of year I buy a bag or two of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils and put them in the crisper at the bottom of the refrigerator. They stay in for at least 12 weeks to go through their cold cycle. I take them out during February and pot up mixed bulbs every few days (small pot, tightly spaced with some potting soil). They sprout and bloom in another month and give us beautiful “forced” spring flowers until the outdoor ones start. They make great spring gifts and cost a fraction of buying them in the store. I have my first annual physical since I retired five years ago down at Mayo on Monday (I am writing this on Sunday). My main complaints are “my body resists everything I want to do with it and my mind has something wrong with it – but at the moment I can’t remember what.” Other than that, we are fine and hope that you are all doing better too.

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What’s in a name? Everything! When you think about it, our names belong to us

all our lives. They are uniquely our very own! Some women are reluctant to give up their surnames when they marry, and are keeping them as part of their new married names. I know I’ve already told you that my father gave me the name of Berenice after a onetime girlfriend in France when he was in the Army during World War I. Had mother known, I don’t think that would have been my name. I might have been called by my middle name of “Vivian.” That would have been OK as I’m vivacious enough to carry that name. My father was guilty of a bit of trickery there. He is not the only one guilty of trickery, however. My husband’s name was Kenneth Zorn Abrahamzon. I thought Zorn was a family name but I was told it’s the name of a Swedish artist, Anders Zorn. Ken’s father, Karl, was an artist, having natural talent and having studied at an art institute in Kansas City. He said Zorn was a Swedish portrait painter, and much admired. I can understand Karl wanting to name a son after such a famous man. Ken’s dad often painted landscapes, and his houses always had smoke rising from the chimney to show someone lived there, cozy and warm. All of us in the family have paintings done by Karl in our homes. The years passed and family members died, and I became a widow 24 years ago. On one of our senior citizen trips, the chartered bus stopped at the Swedish Institute, and I enjoyed browsing in the basement gift shop there. And then I found it! A book of paintings by Zorn. I turned the pages, what a revelation! Portrait painter? Not at all. The book revealed the bare truth. They were all nudes. It dawned on me that Karl, quiet gentleman that he was, had fooled everybody, misrepresenting the artist. I had to laugh to myself, especially since there was no one left to share the story. My husband always wished the townspeople here in Lewis could have known Karl as a young man. He and his wife, Ina, moved here in retirement. Karl had undergone major surgery not long before and it took him a long time to feel better. He attended church faithfully every Sunday, always sitting in the fourth pew on the left, the sunlight from the art glass church windows falling on his bent figure. Ina was church organist then. Karl would lean forward, pick up the church hymnal, as if saying, “The sermon is long enough. You can quit any-

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Signpost Bernice Abrahamzon time.” Ina tried to break Karl of that habit but he persisted. He seemed to know when “enough is enough.” He was a very dear man, persistent but dear. It is difficult for artists to make a living painting pictures, so Karl worked as a storekeeper, in Hawthorne, Wis. He made sure the bag of mail was on the afternoon train. He was a very responsible man and a good storekeeper. After that, he worked for the Co-op Mill in Superior and lifted sacks of feed much too heavy for him. He told us stories of being a child in Sweden, of getting home to squirm under the town gate before the dark and the trolls overtook him. And yes, I forgive Karl for his little subterfuge regarding Anders Zorn, and I’m grateful we didn’t give any of our sons that name.

George Bernard Shaw “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch within, and I want it to burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” Harold Coffin “Modern paintings are like women. You’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.” Louis Nizer “A man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his hands and his brains is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands and his brains and his heart is an artist.” Until next week, Bernice

A musical variety extravaganza comes to Webster

WEBSTER – The fall biannual Webster music department’s Musical Variety Show is shaping up to be the best ever. Talented students from second through 12th grades will showcase their talent along with many community members on the stage of the Webster High School cafetorium Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. The featured guest will be professional country singing star Sonny Winberg. All

genres of music, vocal and instrumental, along with comedy skits to lift your spirits, will appear on stage. Cost for this most entertaining evening is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Proceeds go to the Webster music department’s upcoming trip to Disney World. – submitted

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ST. CROIX FALLS – As part of its Living and Learning Diabetes program, St. Croix Regional Medical Center is sponsoring a free Diabetes Night Out for those with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. The program will feature information specific to the disease and include a presentation by SCRMC psychologist Dr. Pat Fettes, “Optimistic Living With Chronic Health.” Following Fettes, Dr. Jamey Sotis, a family physician with a special interest in sports medicine, will offer a “Prescription for Exercise.” In addition, there will be refreshments and displays important to managing the disease.

Diabetes Night Out will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center Hospital, Riverbend Conference Center, 235 State St. in St. Croix Falls. Social time, displays and refreshments will be held from 5:30 – 6 p.m.; Fettes will be speaking from 6 – 7 p.m. and Sotis, family and sports medicine, will be speaking from 7 – 8 p.m. Displays will include Dr. Danielle Redburn, podiatry; pharmacy, vision, respiratory therapy and sleep apnea; and physical rehabilitation. Valet parking will be available at the hospital entrance on State Street. No registration is necessary. For more information, call Sarah Shaw at 715-483-0431. - submitted

NARFE meets Nov. 11

DRESSER - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, NARFE, Chapter 1581 will hold a dinner meeting at the Village Pizzeria in Dresser at noon on

Thursday, Nov. 11. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling 715-268-8618 before Monday noon, Nov. 8. - submitted

Frederic School District announces test week FREDERIC – The Frederic School District has designated the week of Nov. 8 – 12 as test week for the school district this year. Students in grades 3-8 and 10 will be taking a series of tests during this week. These tests are part of the Wisconsin Assessment Program and also help meet federal legislation requirements in education. This legislation requires testing of students in math and reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school and the Wisconsin State Assessment Program requires additional testing in the areas of science, social studies, language arts and writing at grades 4, 8 and 10. The data from these tests is used to evaluate educational programs throughout the state of Wisconsin and part of the evaluation helps see how students at selected grade levels perform on tests related to standards that have been developed and approved for education in Wisconsin. The elementary and secondary schools will both be

testing and additional information on test schedules can be found by contacting personnel at the individual schools. Information on the tests has also been sent home through the mail and student folders in the past couple of weeks. It is important to have your child in school each day unless they are ill. There are opportunities for makeup tests but the deadlines for testing do not provide a lot of flexibility in this regard. Parents should also emphasize the importance of doing well with their child but, at the same time, try not to make them too anxious. Studies indicate that students who are calm and confident do best in testing situations. The district appreciates your support and cooperation in providing the best possible testing environment. Parents may call the individual school offices (K-6 school 715-327-4223 and 712 school 715-327-4223) if you desire additional information concerning the district’s testing program. - submitted

Do you remember? Compiled by Bernice Abrahamzon

50 Years Ago Five River Falls youths were killed in a Friday car crash.-First Lt. Bruce Johnson was severely burned when his jet plane exploded.-A baked bean supper was set for Oct. 4 at the Frederic Legion Hall.-Donald Daniels, Siren, provided gravel, black dirt, fill, septic tanks, drain fields, tiling, water lines, basements, footings and landscaping.-Rod Hopkins, Webster, provided many of the same services for customers.-Bohn Sand & Gravel had driveway fill available.-The film “Wild River” was playing at the Frederic Theatre.-“13 Ghosts” was playing at the Grand Theatre, Grantsburg.-Specials at the Frederic Co-op Super Market included Betty Crocker cake mixes at 3 for 95¢, fresh carrots at 10¢ lb., coffee at 2 lbs. for $1.19, and fresh ham at 45¢ lb.-A wedding dance was held at the Fun House, West Sweden, on Sept. 24, for Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Erickson (Joyce Voight) with music by Dana Yelle.-A dance was held at the Indian Creek Hall on Sept. 24 with music by Russ Voss and his orchestra.-Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, included cube steaks at 59¢ lb., ground beef at 2 lbs. for 89¢, bread, 1-1/2-lb. loaf at 23¢, kidney beans at 10¢ can and six candy bars for 23¢.

40 Years Ago Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, included flour at $1.98 for 25-lb. bag, hams at 63¢ lb., sweet potatoes at 35¢ tin, fresh lettuce at 19¢ each, and soda crackers at 29¢ lb.-Don’s T.V. in Frederic was open until 8 p.m. on Friday nights.-A notice said that all residents in the village of Siren had to be connected to city water by Dec. 30, 1970.-A hunters ball was set for Nov. 25 at the Skol Bar, Frederic, with music by Bill and Larry Java.-A fish fry was held every Friday evening from 5 p.m. and on at Pheasant Inn, Siren.-A hunters ball was also set for Nov. 21 at the Cabaret, Webb Lake.-Buck’s Resort, located five miles west of Frederic, was looking forward to reservations for Thanksgiving dinner.-The Frederic School Board reviewed new teaching methods and approved lighting projects.-Snowmobile owners organized a club in Frederic.-Theodore Hagberg, Frederic businessman, died at an accident scene near Osceola on Nov. 18, apparently the death due to a heart attack.-Local clinics were offering polio vaccine.-The Frederic Farmers Co-op was preparing to observe its 60th anniversary.-A contest to select a new slogan for the village of Frederic was announced. (It had always been called “Friendly Frederic and was the new slogan “Smilepost 35” or ?)

20 Years Ago The Polk County Social Services Department proposed 30-percent budget increase.-A reader ran an ad of $100 reward for a lost blue sapphire ring.-The Skol Haus, West Sweden, published Omar’s dinner menu specials: steak and lobster at $9.95; sirloin steak at $4.95; liver and onions at $3.95; 21 shrimp at $3.95; biggie french fries at $2.50. Also, all bar rail drinks and beer $1.-A new lab technologist, Nancy Schiune, joined the Frederic Hospital staff.-Voter apathy was a concern for coming elections (not in 2010 however, just confusion after reading all the mean remarks about candidates!)-WITI enrollment indicated upward growth.-Former Sweet Adelines plan for holiday “singouts.”–Railroads were still operating throughout Wisconsin.-A rally was held for Harvey Stower, Democrat, for assembly on Sunday, Sept. 9.-Obituaries included Gary Fossum Jr., Mary Watt, Olga Monson, June Jordan and Harry Denotter.-Job-seeking skills, calligraphy classes began at Unity.- Scott Carlson was the Methodist minister at the Lewis church.-Horton’s Manufacturing, Shell Lake Machining, planned to move to Webster.

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Last Wednesday, Old Man Winter gave us a little inkling as to just what he has in store for us in the coming months. He came sneaking into the area Wednesday with that bag of cold white stuff and spent the better part of the day shaking it around and he didn’t seem to be in much of a hurry to leave either. Even the poor little tree rats back in tree rat hollow seemed a little bewildered at the white stuff floating down. Those that didn’t have hollow trees to hide in spent the better part of the day in the trees with their tails arched up over their backs and hugging tree trunks just trying to stay warm and dry. Won’t be long now and those big black critters will amble off into their dens for their long winter snooze while Old Man Winter will come back with a vengeance and cover the area in a deep blanket of snow, putting the woodlands to sleep for a few months. Come spring, Mother Nature will awaken everything in a fresh new splendor once again. Last Monday evening the Siren Lions held their awards dinner at Adventures for their members and their partners. The district governor, Steve Jenson and his wife, Jeanne, of St. Croix Falls, were present. After dinner, Jenson gave a short speech and the awards were handed out to many of the members.

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Art and Bev Beckmark spent Sunday in Duluth. They put wreaths on Bev’s relatives graves and then stopped in and visited her cousin Dick Sowa. There were about 6 inches of snow at the cemetery over the hill. Sympathy to the family of Gene Fisher who passed away Oct. 28. Art and Bev Beckmark, along with Naomi Glover, attended the Thrivent For Lutherans annual fall dinner at the Grantsburg Faith Lutheran Church Thursday evening. They visited with Walter and Norma Dake and Rich and Julie Dahling at their table. The meeting followed, with prizes drawn for after the meeting. Friday afternoon, longtime friend Scott Urban of Superior stopped in at bear country for a visit. He and his father used to hunt tree rats on the Beckmark home farm. Congratulations to elementary student Emma Aubert, middle schooler Alexandra Webster and high schooler Mathew Wampfler for being chosen Siren Schools students of the week. Great job. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 13. That’s the date for the Northwestern Wisconsin Restorative Justice’s spaghetti feed at the Burnett County Moose Lodge just north of Siren on Hwy. 70. Tickets are $7 for adults and kids 11 and under just $4.

Webster Senior Center There was a witch, a rabbit, the grim reaper and other assorted goblins at lunch on Friday. Winners of Nikki’s home-baked goodies were Pat Niklason, Lily Gleason and Bernice Quernemoen. The Wii bowlers had another great match on Wednesday. Nancy O’Brien had high single game with a 228. The Early Birds had high team game with a 720. Drop in and watch the fun to find out if you are interested in joining. The games start at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Another great group came to play Dime Bingo on Wednesday. Our gratitude to all who came. Come join the fun every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions about it, call me at 715-6563583. Welcome to Gayle and Millie who joined us on Thursday to play cards. There were seven pool players. We start every Thursday at 7 p.m. Mark your calendars for the next evening meal, which is Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. Nikki will be

serving sweet and sour pork. Be sure to call in your reservations. The number for dining either for lunch or the evening meal is 715-866-5300. The next monthly senior meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. Please plan to attend. Also, another reminder to pay your $1 dues to become a voting member for the June 2011 election of officers. It must be paid to our treasurer, Maxine Peterson, before Dec. 31. I want to remind everyone again that we will not have a potluck in November. The next one will be Saturday, Dec. 4, when we will also have a silent auction. More info will follow in the next weeks. If there are card games or other activities you would like to have at the center, please call and let us know. The center belongs to all seniors 55 and older. Come and find out what it has to offer. Its not what you look at that matters, it is what you see. See you at the center.

Siren Senior Center The center is all decorated for the “eating” month thanks to Marge Nyberg, Cora deJong, Nona Severson and CeCe Andrewson. In case anyone wonders how CeCe got involved in our decorating, she is the only one who will climb higher than the second rung of a ladder, so you can see she does come in handy. To start off our eating binge, we have our Dining at Five dinner Thursday, Nov. 4. You still have time to call in your reservation at 715-349-7810 or 715-3492845. CeCe is planning on having a roast turkey dinner with your choice of either apple or pumpkin pie. This isn’t for sure, but I believe the VFW will have their spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 20 and the American Legion will sponsor their ham dinner at the Moose Lodge on Monday, Nov. 22. Hopefully we have more information for you on the times for these two events. The community Thanksgiving dinner will be held as usual on Thursday, Nov. 25. Dinner will be served from noon until 2 p.m. For the folks that don’t have plans elsewhere, plan on eating with the friendly people in the community. Home deliveries will be available to homebound people. In order to get your dinner(s) delivered please call the center and specify how many dinners, your address, telephone number and directions on how to get to your home. One of our homeless people honored the Friday diners and cardplayers by coming and sitting by the front door and handing out candy and wishing everyone a “Happy Halloween.” People are still trying to figure out who this creature was but I have a sneaking hunch his initials are R.A.S. We had a very good turnout of players for all of our activities this week. A few of our regulars have left for the West and South and others are getting ready to head out, but we have our golfers, gardeners and other busy summer people who are coming out to play cards as there isn’t much else for them to do. Needless to say we love it! We had nine tables of 500 players on Wednesday and the winners were Tom Knopik, Flo Antiel, Dwaine Bentley, Carl Link and Barb Munger. Seven full tables on Friday for Spades and the winners were Violet Luke, Candace Doriott, Flo Antiel, Marie Van Guilder and Anke Olesen. Judy Johnson, Anke Olesen, Inez Pearson, Marge Nyberg and Barb Munger furnished the treats for the players. If you are looking for something fun to do, remem-

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Barb Munger

ber that the Moose Lodge sponsors Bingo every Tuesday evening. They start calling at 7 p.m. sharp, the more attendees the more prize money, so join them as everyone is welcome. Our center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For any information you may call the center at 715-349-7810 and to make a dinner reservation call 715-349-2845. A nutritious dinner is served every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any activities that you would like to have at the center, we are open to all suggestions. Have a great week.

Academic news LUCK – Kelly Johnson received the American FFA Degree at the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 23. It is the highest degree award by the National FFA Organization and recognizes Johnson’s demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs. Less than one in 154 FFA members advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this national degree. Johnson, the daughter of Lyle and Darlene Johnson, is currently majoring in agriculture education at UW-River Falls. She is a member of the Luck FFA Chapter and her agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor is Mr. Wesle. Johnson received a gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate in a blue leatherlette frame to commemorate the achievement. – submitted ••• MANKATO, Minn. – Marisa Hacker, has been accepted for admission at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn. Hacker is the daughter of Brad and Mary Jo Hacker of Balsam Lake and is a senior at Unity High School. – submitted •••



All Saints Day was observed Sunday at the Lewis church. A rack was in place in the sanctuary where individual candles were representative to light in memory of those who have gone before. An insert in the Sunday bulletin listed these names, and others were added. A lot of old-time neighbors and friends were listed. Alice and Charles Ford served all kinds of goodies after the service. Very nice. A new loudspeaker system is being tried out to enhance the quality of the church music. Hungry for good, hot, filling stew? The men of the church are coming through with a hunters stew this Friday night at the Lewis church from 4 – 7 p.m. Sponsored by the UMM. Welcome. Freewill offering. A jam session is set for this Saturday night at the Lewis church with music and much more between 6 – 9 p.m. See you there?

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Reports of big crowds of kids and parents at the Halloween party at the Frederic school Saturday night. The mission project for October was to donate toward the children’s Halloween party. Frost was “on the pumpkin” and everything else the last couple of nights. Have we had our Indian Summer or is it still coming? Nice surprise to see Steve Lane at Sunday’s service. He came to visit family members in this area. As a boy and young man, he was very active in church and community events. Good to visit with him again. LaVerne Leep spent a week visiting her daughter, Diane, at the home of Diane and Ron Ackland in Hutchinson, Minn. A group of children gathered at the home of Sheila Staples Sunday afternoon to take pictures of the group and go trick-or-treating in Lewis.

St. Croix Valley Senior Center by Marian Edler

Tuesday started with exercise, then Skip-Bo, followed by an afternoon with games played. Dottie Adams and Rita Boyle won in Hand and Foot. Martha Lundstrom, Jean McIntyre and Delores Benson won in Dominos. The winners in 500 cards were Cameron Ebert, Bren Nel Ward, Joan Arnold and Mary Lou Lund. Thursday we held our exercise session with SkipBo played later. In the evening, it was 500 cards. The winners were Darold Lundgren, Bren Nel Ward, Nina Hoverman and Bob Norlander. The nine-bid winner was Charlie Mevissen.

Greetings to John Brown and Russ Adams who are residents of the Good Samaritan Home. We hope to see you soon down at the center. A reminder that our estate-garage-bake sale will be on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6. The Cross family donated Darlene’s belongs for this sale. We will open at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, so if you want the baked goods, you will have to get there early. Saturday morning, we will open at 8:30 a.m. We will serve fresh-baked cookies, coffee and barbecues. Stop in and visit us.

Dewey - LaFollette Donna Hines visited Marlene Swearingen Wednesday morning. Later they joined Ann Srachta, Lida Nordquist, Nina Hines and Karen Mangelsen for lunch in Spooner. Don and Lida Nordquist visited John and Diana Mangelsen Thursday evening. Roger and Sue Mroszak called on Hank and Karen Mangelsen Friday evening. Donna Hines attended the district WMF rally in Anoka, Minn., Saturday. Several other ladies from Timberland Free Lutheran church went with her. Nancy and Steve Hagen were Saturday visitors of Lawrence and Nina Hines. Guests there for the whole weekend were Chris and Chad Harrison.

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Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen Saturday afternoon. Later they joined Chuck and Lois Sahr, Duane and John Otis, Sue and Carissa Foughner, June, Lloyd and Becky Anderson and Dennis, Daniel, Sarah and Josh Formanek at the home of Ken and Tyann Otis to help Ken celebrate his 40th birthday. Lida and Don Nordquist were Saturday evening visitors of Marlene and Bruce Swearingen. They enjoyed a time of playing cards. Sympathy is extended to Nick and Esther Mangelsen and other family members due to the sudden death of Nick and Esther’s son, Dennis. He was 51 years old and he lived in Circle Pines, Minn.


Wow! That rain and windstorm we had last week presented a plethora of problems out here in the little townships of Arna and New Dosey. Don Mishler measured 9 inches of rain in two days. Ed Carlin had water up to his house. The Bakers were flooded in and missed a senior meeting. The road was washed out by Saumers’ home. Both Bakers and Paul Fornengo had a tree fall on their land. Dave Fornengo, while driving to work in Sandstone, Minn., one morning, discovered a hugely flooded section of the Duxbury Road, which caused him to have to turn around, go back to Markville, Minn., and take Hwy. 25 to Hwy. 30. These are just a few of the bad events. Other than that, we have had a large number of area activities that many of us have enjoyed. The fourth-annual Wilma Fest, held at their town hall, was a lot of fun for the Bakers, the Mishler, the Bergs and the Wickhams. One can always count on a really cozy atmosphere, food, and neat prizes at this event. Gene and Cheryl Wickham, Fran Levings and Pam Berg came home with gift certificates to businesses in the area. Jerry Blokzyl was the birthday person at the meeting of the East Pine County Wanderers. Sheriff Mark Mansavage was guest speaker. Marlene and Don Mishler furnished the cake and door prize. Shirley Blokzyl won the LED sensor light and the Treasures box of dark chocolate with a caramel filling. Lastly, the annual Halloween party hosted by Pat Kinblom at the Northland Community Center in Cozy

Corner included lunch, treats and Bingo. The Bakers, Drakes and Mishlers were able to go to this. Sandi and Dave Drake hurried down to North Memorial Hospital last week when her brother, Bill Moore, suffered a severe stroke. They thought the family would be saying goodbye, but he surprised them with a miraculous recovery. He does, however, still have a long way to go. Marlene and Don Mishler helped great-granddaughter Korona celebrate her second birthday. Korona’s mom, Don’s daughter Diana Stellmach, hosted the party at her home in Bethel. Bev Carlin has been doing some child care these days for granddaughter Izzy down at her daughter Jenny’s home. Cheryl and Paul Fornengo are looking forward to a visit this weekend from grandson Evan Harmon, 9 years old. The annual bazaar and bake sale sponsored by the Markville Zion Lutheran Church will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Northland Community Center. Doors open at 10 a.m. On the home front, Dave and I went to the home of Cynthia Martz and Harry Dodge in Superior last week for lunch. On Friday of last week, we took our daughter, Elizabeth, out to the Adventures Restaurant in Siren to celebrate her 48th birthday. She lives in Frederic these days. My brother, Charlie Wolden, and his wife, Jan Kelton, and nephew, Alex, and his girlfriend joined us. The frost is on the pumpkin, wherever you are.

Frederic Senior Center Spades was played at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, with the following winners: Dellories Potter in first place, Liz Ruhn in second place, Norma Nelson in third place and Willis Williams in fourth place. Shirley Sandquist is convalescing in Golden Age Manor, Amery. 500 cards was played on Thursday, Oct. 28, with the following winners: Del Hansen in first place, Bob

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Peterson in second place, Rich Hustad in third place and Larry Anderson in fourth place. Wednesday and Friday Pokeno is played at 1 p.m. The pool players and early morning coffee are activities enjoyed. Have a wonderful day.


TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Ira is a senior citizen miniature poodle. He But not everyone. Those who come to is looking for a fun-loving, kindhearted senior the shelter looking for an older animal are of his own, who appreciates a companion often older and wiser themselves. Many with a slower pace. middle-aged and senior folks prefer to Senior pets have a lot to share with a speforgo the energetic experience of puppy or cial someone. The American culture ideal- Arnell Humane kitten ownership. They seem to underizes youth and that ideal is evident in shelter Society of Polk County stand the weight of loneliness and appreadoptions too, somewhat understandably. ciate quiet companionship. And that’s People who adopt want the animal to be where Ira comes in. He will make a fantasaround for a long time. The thought of adopting a senior pet or losing tic senior pet for that special someone who is looking for a slowerhim in a year is enough to scare some people off. paced friend.

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Hi, everybody! Blacky here from Humane Society of Burnett County. I’ve been feeling Blacky under the weather since I wrote to you last, so I’m not too sure how newsy my column will be this week. When I was little, or at least younger, I had Lyme disease. Sometimes my symptoms come back, and I have to get treated all over again. This time around, it’s hit me pretty hard. I’m tired, feverish, and it hurts when I walk. Even my ears are droopy! I haven’t tormented my brother in days, and I think he’s wondering what’s going on. I like to get him stirred up on a daily basis, but now the tables have turned. He’s pestering me like I usually pester him! He doesn’t know it yet, but I’m making a mental note of all his antics and, when I feel better, I’m going to chase him all over the yard, bug him when he’s sleeping, and steal all his chew toys. Since I’m logging a lot of couch time, I haven’t been able to see my furry pals at the shelter. I do, however, get updates so I can at least know how everyone’s doing. I was happy to hear that my little friend, Scruffy, got a weekend pass and went and stayed with some nice folks for a couple of days. If you forgot, Scruffy is the older poodle who is nearly blind, yet he has a lot of zip. He was such a good boy, they said. He was happy to be there, and he was on his best behavior - no accidents, no incidents. Scruffy sure would like a full-time person to call his own. You might not know it but November is Adopt a Senior Pet month, too! There are lots of older pets out there like Scruffy, who just want to live out their golden years and be loved by somebody ... just like the rest of us.



TACOMA, Wash. – Bradley M. Mravik graduated from the Army ROTC leader development and assessment course, also know as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. This 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet’s officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet’s intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina. The cadet command assesses each cadet’s performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while attending the course. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard or Reserve. He is the son of Shannon R. Mravik, Gilman, and Greg M. Mravik of Webster. Mravik is a 2007 graduate of Gilman Public High School. - submitted

St. Croix Falls native and UW student takes top spot in drill meet MADISON – St. Croix Falls native and University of Wisconsin-Madison junior William Springer recently took top spots with a team of peers in the UW Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps 34th-annual drill meet. Teams from UW-Madison took second overall and first and second in the urban adventure portion. A dozen schools participated in the competition, including units from across the country. According to Capt. Christopher Kocab, Springer and the team had been training and practicing for the competition since the beginning of the fall semester. While many UW-Madison students are daunted in the face of a trek up Bascom Hill, Springer and teammates ran laps up and down campus. The competition involves a drill-meet portion, a sailing regatta – in which teams compete on sailboats – and an urban adventure race – which blends calisthenics into a 13.5-mile run through the city of Madison). According to Kocab, the format of the competition is similar to an Ironman. This means all participants endured significant physical challenges, but Springer and UW-Madison teammates conquered them. - submitted

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Saturday Mark and Deanna Krause went to Colfax to watch Kathryn in the men’s and women’s cross-country meet. Kathryn came in fourth. Congratulations to Jack Taylor from Webster High School. He won first in the state in boys cross country. Harmony HCE met last Tuesday at Cedarwood Manor. Amy Kopecky and Fran Krause were hosts. Tim O’Brien visited Jack and LaVonne on Saturday. John and Reeny Neinstadt and Bud and Betty Flagstad returned from a hunting trip to Colorado. They had a good time but not much luck.


Ira says, “I’ll romp like a puppy sometimes, but not all the time. You’ll appreciate that at 3 in the morning. So go check out the puppies and kittens and then, when you’re ready for a mature relationship, come back to me. I’ve got a lot of love to give.” Arnell Memorial Humane Society, 185 Griffin St., Amery, 715-268-7387 (PETS) or online:

I have two newcomers to the shelter to tell you about this week. Carina is an adult, gray domestic shorthair cat. I don’t know where she was found, to be honest, but I was looking at a picture of her, and it looks like she has a couple of bad owies on her head. I hope not! Anna is a hound mix, Althea also an adult, who was picked up in the village of Siren. Sometimes it boggles my mind when I think of how many stray dogs and cats are actually out there. It’s a shame, really, and that’s why I always go on about telling people to spay or neuter their pets! I mean, puppies and kittens are cute and all, but folks need to remember that they grow up, and then they have offspring, and there aren’t enough homes for all those little ones. Speaking of little ones, the shelter is still bustling with growing puppies. I can’t squeeze all their pictures in my column this week, but I will share one with you. Her name is Althea, and she is about 9 weeks old now. She and her brothers and sisters are a hoot, and a fine-looking bunch of of pups. My wish list this week doesn’t include supplies, but we could use some help around the shelter. Office help, for sure, and also someone to volunteer to help us build some new stairs to our office and also help put in a sidewalk. If you’re handy, and you have some extra time, would you consider helping us out in the near future, before it gets too cold outside? My lids are getting heavy, and I’m feeling like a dud. Stupid ticks. Take care, everyone! It’s sleepytime for me. HSBC is saving lives, one at a time. 715866-4096.

Births Phillip and Paula Anderson and their 8-year-old son, Izik, of Chetek, are proud parents and big brother of twins, Jazmine Ava and Mason Andre, born Oct. 15, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Jazmine weighed 3 lbs., 9 oz. and was 15-1/2” long. Mason weighed 4 lbs., 6 oz., and was 16-1/2” long. Grandparents are Roger and Pat Neumann of Luck, Greg Anderson of La Crescent, Minn., and Sue Anderson of Eau Claire. •••

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Luck Community Education tor: John Roettger. Register by Friday, Nov. 5. Gentle Yoga. Tuesdays, Nov. 9 – Dec. 14, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Students will realize the benefits of yoga through poses, movement and breath work but at a slower, less physically demanding pace. Instructor: Laura Tiede. Course fee: $68. Dynamic Yoga. Tuesdays, Nov. 9 – Dec. 14, 6:45 – 8 p.m. Instructor: Laura Tiede. Course fee: $68. Gift of Jam and Jellies for the holidays. Monday, Nov. 29, 6 – 8 p.m. Instructor: Shirley Crowe. Course fee: $5. T-Shirt Necklace. Tuesday, Nov. 30 – 5 -7 p.m. Course fee: $11.50/$7.75 ages 62-plus. Window quilts. Mondays, Jan. 4 and 11, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m. Course fee: $19/$11.50 ages 62-plus. Write, right now. Thursday, Jan. 20 – Feb. 24, 2011, 4 – 6 p.m. Course fee: $18. Instructor: Carolyn Wedin. CLIP-N-SAVE Movement meditation. Call for next class dates. Classes are now being scheduled for February through May, 2011. If you have an interest in teaching a hobby or skill, or know someone who’d be a great teacher, please contact Community Ed. for more info. If you’d like class and Serving Polk & Burnett County Since event updates by e-mail, please let - 1998 us know by e-mailing Cell: 715-205-3430 • Home: 715-327-8300 CLIP-N-SAVE

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St. Croix Casinos to honor veterans on Nov. 11 The LUCAS 2 chest compression system, modeled by EMT Kurt Rumautar on the gurney, was given to Osceola Area Ambulance by Osceola Community Health Foundation and Osceola Medical Center Emergency Department. On hand to receive the equipment were members from the Osceola Area Ambulance and OMC’s emergency department from (L to R): Teresa Nelson, Leslie Moltzer, Robyn Foster, Kelly Johnson and Gay Thompson. – Photo submitted OSCEOLA – Serving an area of 9,000 residents will soon become easier for the Osceola Ambulance Service with support from Osceola Community Health Foundation. A LUCAS 2 chest compression system was purchased for the Osceola Ambulance Service with a grant from OCHF. The chest compression system will provide a new level of emergent care in the area. Robyn Foster, Osceola Ambulance Service director, shared how this will change their services. “Often traditional CPR is halted to move a patient up or down stairwells, out of tight spaces such as a bathroom and while loading and unloading into the ambulance. The LUCAS 2 will provide uninterrupted compressions while EMS staff move a patient and perform additional aspects of the rescue.” The LUCAS device would remain on a pa-

tient upon arrival to the emergency department, continuing quality CPR while the attending doctor and nurses more efficiently evaluate the patient and perform advanced cardiopulmonary lifesaving treatments. While saving patients lives, this system can help keep responders safe by allowing them to be belted in the ambulance and may help decrease the occurrence of back injuries sustained while delivering CPR. OCHF has also supported Rachel’s Challenge and youth programming at Wild River Fitness. Osceola Community Health Foundation has donated more than $1.4 million to the community and Osceola Medical Center since its inception in 2002. For more information on OCHF go to submitted

Advanced Master Gardener training SIREN – Mark your calendars. There are only five more sessions of the Advanced Master Gardener training on Tuesday evenings at the Siren High School. Individual sessions are only $10 each. Remaining sessions include: Rain Gardens, Recommended Shrub Selections/ Pruning, Insects of Turf and Woody Ornamentals, Diseases of Woody Ornamentals, and Residential Landscape Design. Presentations by UW-Extension horticulture specialists take place via distance education using live video and audio. Participants will have opportunity for live interaction with the speakers in the form

of questions and answers. The Advanced Master Gardener training is sponsored by the Spooner Area UW-Extension Ag Agents Office and Siren and Webster Community Education. Classes are held at the Siren High School from 6 until 8:45 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Kevin Schoessow at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Ag Agents Office at 715-635-3506 or 800528-1914. A complete course schedule and registration can be found at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Office Web site at ars/spooner. - submitted

Retired educators attend conferences and reward public schools support Wisconsin schools, the WREA Foundation awarded $2,000 in each location. Each award recognized an innovative project at the middle school level. The school recognized at Rice Lake was Minocqua Middle School. The winning project, Peers4Peace Stop Bullying Now! has had a positive impact on students and the community. WREA has over 14,000 members and 72 local units. Since 1951 WREA has served as a professional organization in retirement representing Wisconsin’s educational community. For information about the retired educators, contact Sheila Staples at 715-653-2234. - submitted by Selma Christiansen PBREA

PBREA to meet ALPHA - The Polk-Burnett Retired Teachers Association invites all retired teachers, administrators and support personnel to meet with them at the Alpha Calvary Covenant Church on Thursday, Nov. 11, for the final meeting of the year. Plan to arrive at 11:30 a.m. for registration

and the noon meal. Musical entertainment will be provided by a local school. Please register with your contact person by Monday, Nov. 8. Alma Karels, 715-689-2502, is in charge of the arrangements. - submitted

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Great American Smoke-Out POLK COUNTY – The American Can-, to find cer Society and Western Wisconsin Work- tips, tools and resources that help with the ing for Tobacco-Free Living coalition are process of quitting tobacco. A primary urging all smokers in Polk County to quit care provider is always a place to start the smoking for at least 24 hours. The Great process of quitting as well. American Smoke-Out is Thursday, Nov. Smokers who make a plan, pick a day 18. to quit and receive some type of support Each year since 1977, the American are most successful at quitting. Choosing Cancer Society has sponsored the Great the Great American Smoke-Out as the day American Smoke-Out on the third Thurs- to quit and using all available resources day of November to spotlight the health gives smokers a great chance of quitting dangers of tobacco use and the impor- for good. tance of quitting smoking to improve inCall Western Wisconsin Working for Todividual health and promote better, safer bacco-Free Living coordinator, Mary Boe, communities. Thursday, Nov. 18, is the at 715-485-8834 for additional informaday to plan for this year. tion. - submitted Reap the benefits fast: • 20 minutes after quitting: Your blood pressure drops to a level close to that before the last cigarette. The temperature of your hands and feet increases to normal. Specializing In • 12 hours after quitting: The carbon monoxide level Criminal, Traffic and OWI in your blood begins to drop to normal. Mark D. Biller • 24 hours after quitting: Trial Lawyer Telephone 715-405-1001 Your chance of a heart at- P.O. Box 159 Fax 715-405-1002 tack decreases. Balsam Lake, WI 54810 317350 36Ltfc And these benefits are just within the first 24 hours. The health benefits of quitting are endless. Take advantage of this national day. Join thouSheldon A. Olesen, DDS sands of others who will 24164 State Road 35, Siren, Wis. participate in the Great NEW PATIENTS WELCOME American Smoke-Out and * Preventative Care * start planning now. To* Crowns, Bridges, Cosmetic Dentistry * bacco use remains one of * Dentures, Partials, Relines * our No. 1 causes of prevent* Fillings, Root Canals and Extractions * S. A. OLESEN, D.D.S. able death. The good news GENTLE DENTAL CARE FOR THE is most smokers want to ENTIRE FAMILY quit and free help is a 715-349-2297 phone call or a click away. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline, 800-QUITNOW or www.ctri.wisc. edu/quitline, provides free, personalized assistance by professional quit coaches. The coaches will work with helpline callers to develop a quit plan tailored to individual needs. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Smokers seeking assisFriday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. tance in quitting are also enSaturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. couraged to visit the American Cancer Society Closed Sunday Web site, 460220

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RICE LAKE - Members of the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association recently met in five locations throughout the state: Rice Lake, Marshfield, Kelly Lake, Racine and Richland Center. From the local area, the following attended the meeting in Rice Lake: Georgian Borchseniuis, Joyce Hanson, Emma Kolander, Bert and Diane Lund, Sheila Staples and Selma Christiansen. They represented the Polk-Burnett Retired Educators’ Association. In preparation for WREA’s 60th anniversary in 2011, the theme for the event was WREA – Pointing the Way to Route 60! In addition to exchanging up-to-date information, the meeting also highlighted educational challenges and issues. To

TURTLE LAKE/DANBURY/HERTEL - The three St. Croix Casinos will honor our nation’s veterans on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake will host a special Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day. The ceremony will include recognition of all veterans attending, a short program and patriotic music. The Turtle Lake casino will also treat all veterans to a free buffet lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans can register for the free lunch special beginning at

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St. Croix Falls Public Library Artsy Smartsy goes global! Nov. 16: Middle Eastern Paper Arts Where did papyrus originate? Egypt! Try your hand at papermaking, roll some Egyptian paper beads and make mosaics a la Israel using paper tiles. Artsy Smartsy Tuesdays: Please join teaching artist Tiffany Paige Meyer for this amazing visual arts program created exclusively for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers. The third Tuesday of each month, November through May, Meyer will guide participants through a world of multicultural art exploration through books and creative expression at the library from 10 to 11 a.m. Preregistration is required. Register online, at the library’s circulation desk, or call 715-4831777. Did we mention this is free? Film Movement Fridays at the library beginning in November! Free! Film Movement presents first-run, award-winning independent films. On Nov. 19, the featured film is “Lake Tahoe” – Teenage Juan crashes his family’s car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. His quest will bring him to Don Heber, an old paranoid mechanic whose only companion is Sica, his almost human Boxer dog; to Lucia, a young mother who is convinced that her real place in life is as a lead singer in a punk band, and to “The One Who Knows,” a teenage mechanic obsessed with the martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy. The absurd and bewildering worlds of these characters drag Juan into a oneday journey in which he will come to accept what he was escaping from in the first place—an event both as natural and inexplicable as a loved one’s death. “Lake Tahoe” is not rated. This film portrays

adult situations and language. (In Spanish with English subtitles 81 min.) This month’s short film: “Noodles” – A light snack of a film that makes you want to learn how to use chopsticks. (6 min.) You can check our Web site Calendar to see what films will be presented each month.

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Food for Fines Gratitude is extended to all who donated food without having fines, too. Coming Soon ... School’s Out at Close to 100 pounds of food were doSCFPL! Homework help and cool pro- nated. grams for kids. For more information or to volunteer to be a tutor, contact Cole, the Story time youth services librarian at czrostEvery Wednesday at 11 a.m. Stories, or at 715-483- crafts and snacks are available and all 1777. ages are welcome to join our lively group. New books for October Story hour with Cole “Painted Ladies” by Robert Parker, Listen to stories, create art and have fun “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett, “Reversal” with other kids and parents every by Michael Connelly, “Confessions” by Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. John Grisham, “Worth Dying For” by Lee Child, “Chasing the Night” by Iris JoLook for us on Facebook. hansen, “In the Company of Others” by Check out our Web site! It has up-to- Jan Karon. date information on what’s happening at the library and other useful library tools Friends of the Library you can use at home. Friends group meets every third Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Friends group is an organization for all who value the pubMeeting room lic library as a vital community resource. The community meeting room is available for your organization. Contact the library for details.

Dear Santa If anyone knows how to send letters, it’s Milltown Postmaster Kathy Krenz! Join her and all the fun staff at the Milltown Public Library for a special story time and Santa-letter-writing workshop! Get your letter in the mail for that jolly elf and learn the rules to sending a letter with the United States Postal Service. The program starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Children should be accompanied by a guardian. Preschool story time Grab a guardian and join us for a half

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Technology Free wireless and eight public comput- November book group choices ers are available at the library. The Thursday morning book group will meet Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., to disHours cuss “The Elegance of the Hedgehog,” by The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 Muriel Barbery. The novel takes place in p.m. Monday through Friday and Satur- a Paris apartment building, where the day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 715-483-1777. E- lives of a cultured concierge and an exmail: Online: tremely bright 12-year-old are formed by the arrival of a new tenant. The evening book group will meet Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m., to talk about “Eaarth,” by Bill McKibben. The author has warned about global warming and in this book he argues that we can meet the hour of fun, stories and a small craft every challenges of a new “Eaarth” by building the kind of societies and economies that Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. can concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community that will allow us Computer Basics Lab The Milltown Public Library offers to weather trouble on an unprecedented Computer Basic Lab time every Wednes- scale. Copies of the books are available at day at 1, 2 and 6 p.m. During this time, we the library, and new readers are always help novice users create an e-mail ac- welcome to join us for lively conversation count, draft and edit documents like hol- about books. iday greeting letters, and help with the general comfort and navigation of this Wednesday story time Preschoolers and their caregivers are insometimes intimidating technology. Space is limited, so call in advance to reserve a vited to attend a lively hour of books and activities on Wednesday mornings at spot. 10:30 a.m. The November theme is “diFresh coffee and fast Wi-Fi are served nosaurs,” and the author of the month is Marcus Pfister, author of several books inup every day! cluding “Dazzle the Dinosaur,” and “Rainbow Fish.” Hours and information, 715825-2313. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Milltown Public Library Michael Perry Renowned author and humorist Michael Perry will be at the Milltown Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., for an engaging program about the charms – and woes – of rural Wisconsin living. This free event is open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Book club “Mennonite In A Little Black Dress, A Memoir of Going Home” by Rhoda Janzen. Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned 40, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her husband of 15 years left her for Bob, a guy he met on, but that same week a car accident left her injured. Needing a place to rest and pick up the pieces of her life, Rhoda packed her bags, crossed the country and returned to her quirky Mennonite family’s home, where she was welcomed back with open arms and offbeat advice. Book cub meets Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Yikes! Seven weeks until Christmas! Looking for some great holiday ideas? Thinking of starting some new traditions? The library has craft books, decorating books, cookbooks, music, holiday movies, and seasonal stories – and if you want more, the MORE online catalog offers 9,117 items with the word “Christmas” somewhere in the description. Homemade gifts or treats from the kitchen always make welcome gifts, so get a head start on the holidays by checking out our collection of materials. Everyday savings at the library The wireless Internet access is free, the fresh, hot coffee is free, the daily newspaper is free, your library card is free, and borrowing materials is free. Stop in to learn what libraries are all about, and what we can do for you. Hours and information Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. West, 715-327-4979, e-mail Regular open hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Story time for preschoolers is held every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Polk County Library Federation

Friends of the Polk County Libraries volunteer Loretta Wiehr prepares the latest Books-by-Mail catalogs for the next mailing. Catalogs are sent to rural routes and to homebound patrons unable to get to their local library. If you would like one of our catalogs please call 715-485-8680 and request yours today. Books-by-Mail is one of the services offered by the Polk County Library Federation. - Photo submitted

The Milltown Public Library had a packed house on Friday, Oct. 29 for the Haunted Wisconsin presentation by author and paranormal investigator Chad Lewis. - Photo submitted

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Luck FFA corn maze


Luck FFA students use a maze in the maize to amaze … by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LUCK – For several weeks prior to Halloween, Luck FFA students were busy building, designing and ultimately guiding victims - ah, we mean “customers” - through a 17acre Halloween corn maze on school district land, culminating in a haunted house in a mobile home, courtesy Nancy Bradwell. This year’s maze was one of the best, according to participants, and included plenty of spooky hi-jinks and scary actions - from a runaway truck to a grave full of creeps, with plenty of ghouls and boys in costume. The field and maze is planted by FFA Alumni and is plotted using various donated seeds, fertilizer and other ag supplies. The final harvest not only helps pay for scholarships, but students also keep close track of weights and yield, to bring that info back to the groups like Westdale Seeds in Centuria and Precision Ag in Milltown who donated the supplies. The mills are very interested in the yields, according to the alums. The group also uses the corn maze and haunted house proceeds to help pay for events, retreats and educational scholarships, and the students also have a pretty good

time doing it. “We really had a good turnout, and everybody seems to have a great time,” said Luck FFA President Summer Johnson. The maze and house went for a total of four nights, although final numbers of victims were not available at press time. Volunteers also noted that nobody perished during the maze or haunted house ... or so they said.

Smile! These are some of the faces behind the Luck FFA haunted house. Pictured left to right: Kelly Stokes, Marissa Lundquist, Larissa Succo, Jade Schallenberger, Alaura LeMieux, Isaiah Tretsven, Kasey Johnson, Austin Holm and Summer Johnson.

Maze murder. Pictured (L to R): Chris Maslowski, Steve West and Tim Orman stage a graveside murder in the maze. Photos by Greg Marsten

A runaway truck in the maze made for a scary thrill. Larissa Succo (L) and Alyssa Hutton take the scare duties, while Tony Swanson and Clint Gage handled vehicle duties behind the scenes.

These ghouls seemed to be making dinner plans.

Luck FFA parents, volunteers and alums made sure everyone had a safe ride home, assuming they made it through the haunted house.

Luck senior Karie Bartlett was a daytime zombie on the way to the horrific scene.

Alaura LeMieux was in charge of one of the haunted house stops.

Ryan Strenke was one of the folks in the corn maze.


Halloween at Crex

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Kim Wheeler dressed as Mother Nature painting faces at the first-annual Halloween at Crex, Saturday, Oct. 30.

Bob Viltz, Department of Natural Resources, prepares a pumpkin for the trail.

Brad Huehn dressed as the Red Bat at the first annual Halloween at Crex on Saturday, Oct. 30, which was deemed a big success, with over 100 people attending. Kids got their faces painted, made spiders out of their handprints, and walked the jack-o’-lantern hiking trail. Three students from Grantsburg High School, Stephanie Anderson, Brad Huehn and Paul Lewis, dressed up as bats and performed an interpretive program at the fire ring. - Photos submitted

Unity and SCF celebrate Halloween

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This girl spins the candy wheel at the Unity Community Ed Halloween Party.

Dan Clark’s fourth-grade class at St. Croix Falls Elementary held their Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 29, in the afternoon. They posed for a quick photo before heading off to the costume parade. – Photos by Tammi Milberg These firstgraders are parading through the halls of the elementary school for the costume parade on FriThe middle school day, Oct. 29. The St. gym at Unity Schools Croix Falls Elemenstudents was packed with kids tary and parents for the an- dressed up for Halnual Halloween party loween in the afterheld on Sunday, Oct. noon and paraded 31. – Photos by Tammi through the elementary building and Milberg over to the middle and high school buildings to show off their costumes.


Frederic Halloween Party


The youngest group of children line up for the judging of the costume contest.

A little clown was one of the many costumed children that filled the Frederic Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Photos by Brenda Martin

The bouncy house lost air but that didn’t keep the children from playing in it as they waited for it to be blown back up.

Josie holds a stuffed hamster that she is getting ready to throw in hopes of winning a prize. Kylie and Chloe, dressed as Mater and Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie “Cars,” get ready for a trip down the car tracks. The tracks were one of the many activities for children to take part in during the Halloween party held at the Frederic Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Rub-on tattoos were put on children who wanted them.

Goodies were handed out at different tables throughout the school.

Miss Frederic Krysta Laqua (R) and First Princess Vanessa Neumann were two of many volunteers that helped during the Frederic Halloween Party.

Bookmarks and other projects could be made at one of the tables lining the hallway of the school.


A happy Halloween


This sweet little skunk, aka 4-year-old Alexis Fedje, was out and about in Grantsburg Sunday night looking for Halloween treats. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Claire Palmquist and friend Holly Fiedler greeted ghosts and goblins to her family’s festively decorated house on Grantsburg’s Wisconsin Avenue Sunday evening. Grantsburg’s very long street, where the Palmquist’s historic home is located, is always a favorite haunting for trick-or-treaters.

Two-year-old Samantha Kramer was having fun flying around Grantsburg getting treats as a flower fairy Sunday evening.

Candy-costumed friends Kalaeh Maslow, Isabelle Maslow, Kali Fleischauer, Chelsea Hane and Lily Hane were caught by the camera as they strolled the streets Sunday evening seeking more sweets. LEFT: Holding her pumpkin “bowling ball,” 3-year-old Stevie Siebenthal took aim at the pins for pumpkin bowling, just one of several fun games for trick-or-treaters to try at the Grace Baptist Church Halloween Carnival in Grantsburg on Oct. 31. RIGHT: Grantsburg Fire Department member Duke Snyder handed out treats Sunday evening at the department’s Halloween happening. The fire department holds the candy giveaway each October (fire prevention month) to thank children for practicing fire safety.


North Branch machining firrm produces TF's fi limited-edition ornaments

Woodmen to hold fundraiser Saturday for Osceola woman

OSCEOLA - Modern Woodmen of America will sponsor a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 6, for Loretta Smith, Osceola. Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects. Plans for the fundraiser include: a freewill donation for chili with fixings. Also included is a silent and live auction with bake sale, on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in St. Croix Falls. The money raised will be matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office, up to $2,500, through the fraternal benefit society’s matching fund program and will be used for Smith’s medical expenses due to her recent diagnosis of breast cancer. The matching fund program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide

Denny Betterley produced this laser-etched transparent acrylic ornament, the first in a new series of collector keepsake ornaments. This is Taylors Falls’ 26thannual ornament as part of the Lighting Festival and it is now for sale in Taylors Falls shops. Photo submitted

the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need by holding fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $6.5 million to community needs nationwide each year. For more information about how you can contribute to this fundraising event contact Kirsten at 715-554-2567. As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders-members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $23 million and nearly a million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide. - submitted

Siren American Legion raffl fle e results

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. - The Lighting Festival committee is pleased to announce that the 2010 Taylors Falls second series of numbered, limited-edition ornaments is now for sale. Ornament No. 1, in this new collectors series, is a transparent acrylic etched piece with an early photo of the ancient St. Croix River rock formation of the Devil’s Chair. Although the chair collapsed under mysterious conditions in 2005, it remains as the city’s logo, so is perfect for the festival theme, Taylors Falls, the Christmascard Village. Ornaments are available for $9 from Barb’s Family Hair Care, Coffee Talk, General Store, Newbery House, Non Necessities of Life, Petro Plus Riverview Station,

Rocky River Bakery, She Shop, Shelley’s Yarn and Fiber Shoppe and Taylors Falls Chiropractic. They will also be sold at the Wassail Party Craft Fair in the Memorial Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 27. Denny Betterley, owner of St. Croix Valley Machine in North Branch, Minn., was chosen to produce the ornaments on his sophisticated computer-driven laser engraving machine. He can do unique things with photos putting the image in acrylic, rock, stone, tiles and other substrates. He specializes in CNC milling, prototype machining, short-run productions, engraving, sublimation and sandblasting. He says, ”I’m having fun doing it and I like learning new things.” - submitted

SIREN – The American Legion Post 132, Siren, extends gratitude to all the sponsors and individuals who supported the raffle. Prizes were drawn on Saturday, Sept. 25. The funds raised from this raffle will be used to support local area needs. Raffle winners were: rifle, Roger Fontaine, Webb Lake; Wisconsin Dells vacation, Tony D’Jock, Eagan, Minn.; Holiday gas card, Kate Budge, Frederic; Auto Stop card, Bryn Anderson, Siren; golf irons, Cindy Yourchuck, Siren; Trek bicy-

cle, Rick Anderson, Siren; Wildlife print, Deb Johnson, Eagle Lake, Minn.; business bundles, Rich Shires, Siren; Tom Moore, Siren; Curt Clochie, Blaine, Minn.; Jerry Awe, Webster; Mike Sutton, Marie Traxler, Carolyn Tegrootenhuis, Anthony Hummes, Jenny Campbell, Joan Kreb, Siren; Lou Jappe, Siren; Mark Pettis, Siren; and Jeff Lester. – submitted by Christopher Sower, post commander

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Yankee baseball pitcher puts new spin on old tale Have you heard this story before?

by Nancy Jappe Leader staff writer SIREN – Former New York Yankee fastball pitcher (97-100 miles an hour, to 105 mph at times) Ryne Duren paid a visit to Frederic and Webster schools this past week, during Red Ribbon Week, the schools’ focus on avoidance of alcohol and drugs. Duren had a powerful message to tell the students and people he talked with. “Life has been fantastic,” he said. “Why would anybody with my background need booze to have a good time? You have got to love life and laugh often.” Like current Texas Rangers slugger Joe Hamilton (who is overcoming his drug and alcohol usage) and so many other famous sports figures, like Duren’s best friend Mickey Mantle who died young from the effects of alcohol usage, Ryne Duren knows what he is talking about in regard to the need for booze. His promising career with the Yankees and with major league baseball, starting in 1954, was cut short after 11 years because of repeated dependence on the bottle. “The two years between ’63 and ’65 were a precipitous decline for me. The baseball player portion of my life was gone,” he said in his self-published book “I Can See Clearly Now.” “I couldn’t find a job – I couldn’t stay sober – I was totally unprepared for a career after baseball. Worse yet, I knew the drinking and my reputation were keeping me from getting any kind of a job – Every moment I was sober, every lucid interval I had, was consumed with the thought that I was unwanted, unacceptable and unemployed. The only time I didn’t feel the pressure of the situation was when I was drinking. “I was like Otis Campbell, the eternal town drunk from “The Andy Griffith Show,” only I wasn’t funny at all. I basically lived out of my car and drank. Too often, I mixed the two, leading to situations where I was behind the wheel with the car moving and I was drunk. “To those in the American public who didn’t know my life had been on a steady decline for years, the sudden change in five months, from a $20,000 a year major league pitcher to third assistant pot scrubber in a mental institution (Texas State Mental Hospital in San Antonio) was dramatic and shocking.” Quite a change indeed for the young man from Cazenovia, population 326 at the current time, who hit it big as a pitcher in the major leagues between 1954 and 1965. “What made Ryne especially tough to hit was that from 1958 to 1960 he arguably threw a baseball faster than anyone else in the major leagues – in excess of 100 miles an hour. Add to that lightning velocity, his trademark dark sunglasses, his legendary poor vision and a tendency to be sort of a maverick ... place him on the showcase stage of Yankee Stadium ... and the result is legend,” commented book coauthor Tom Sabellico. The legendary Ryne Duren took time for an interview in Siren Wednesday, Oct. 27. The almost 82-year-old talked openly about his early life – admitting that he was addicted to the thought of alcohol by the age of 5 because of the societal pressures of the time – the opportunities that came to him through his fastball skill – and the

Why would anybody with my background need booze to have a good time?

Major league baseball pitcher Ryne Duren, now nearly 82 years old, held a photo of himself during his playing days as he talked about his career and the deep plunge into alcoholism that ended it after 11 years. Duren was in the area during Red Ribbon Week last week to deliver a strong message about the effects of alcohol use on his life and that of others around him. He is wearing his American League championship ring, a ring that players only get if their team goes on to the World Series. – Photos by Nancy Jappe loss of those opportunities because of dependence on the bottle. Duren’s story isn’t a total downer, however, because for him, Life Number Two began March 2, 1968. As Duren puts it, “a day I now celebrate as my second birth date.” It has now been 42 years since Duren had a drink, and one of the important facts he has learned in those years is that alcohol is a drug. “I didn’t want to be messed up with drugs in the first place. That was my conviction as a young person. Drugs had no appeal to me, but I had no reservations about drinking alcohol and then getting hooked on it because I didn’t know it was a drug,” he said. “How many people have had a prescription for alcohol given them by a doctor?” One of the stories Duren tells took place in Prohibition days back in the 1920s and 1930s. In those days of enforced alcoholsale stoppage, you needed a prescription to legally get any alcohol. Duren’s father would pay a visit to his drinking buddy, the local doctor. The doctor gave the older Duren a prescription for a pint of liquor, which the older Duren would go and get from the pharmacy. Then he and the doctor would sit in the office for the afternoon, enjoying drinks together. “My dad’s idea was that real men can drink a lot and hold it, that it is OK to get drunk once in a while,” Duren recalled. Alcohol was a big part of life for the “real” men, and Duren still feels badly when he remembers all the members of his mother’s and father’s families who died young from the effects of excessive alcohol usage. Contrary to what you might expect, Duren’s childhood wish was to be a pilot, not a ball player. He did get a chance to fly, and even to solo for a short period. Then came the time when he flew with another pilot and the following day that pilot crashed in the same airplane and was killed. Duren’s wife, Diane, pleaded with him not to fly again. “I was satisfied because I had soloed, but that was the end of my flying,” he said. The turning point in Duren’s life came when he went into alcohol treatment in Milwaukee and was finally able to admit that he was an alcoholic. This was after being hospitalized 10 times, seven of those

Pastor Steve Ward (L), host to Ryne Duren and his wife, Diane, listened as Duren talked about life, baseball and alcohol during an interview at the Chattering Squirrel in Siren Wednesday, Oct. 27. Duren spoke to audiences at Frederic and Webster high schools and at the Baptist church in Falun during his visit to the area. The timing of the visit prevented a presentation at Siren High School.

for some type of alcohol treatment and in jail many times because of alcohol usage. Another important thing Duren learned during treatment is that you can’t say that, just because alcohol was in your dad’s blood, it would genetically be in your blood. Alcohol usage can’t be passed down from father to son or within a family. What can be passed along is the parent’s and family’s value system, a system that accepted alcohol usage as a way of life. “I don’t think alcohol is addictive in itself. Ignorance in use is the important thing,” Duren commented. A doctor once recommended limiting alcohol use to no more than two drinks a day, using a shot glass for the alcohol and filling the rest of the glass with water. Limit the alcohol to one ounce per 100 pounds of body weight per day, and never drink more than half that total in one hour. Duren’s dad was eventually able to go from an alcohol and family abuser to a person who drank socially, with moderation. During his short time in college, Duren joined a fraternity to which his older brother belonged. This was a chugalug fraternity, and he was able to outchugalug his brother (gulping one drink after another without stopping for breath). He was in college on a free ride (on a baseball scholarship) but he only lasted for one semester. By the time of the 1958 World Series of Baseball, Duren was making $6,000 a year and leading the major league in saves. He pitched for the Yankees from 1958 through most of 1961, then was traded to the Los Angeles Angels. His granddaughter now has the World Series ring he earned, in a lock box, and Duren wears the league championship ring, something you only get if you are in the World Series. Ryne Duren admits he gets a little tired of talking about baseball. “But that is who I am,” he said. He does love to talk about the path his career took after March 2, 1968, starting with work with the Norris Foundation for Boys, an establishment dedicated to educating and reforming boys who had committed petty crimes and abused alcohol and other drugs. “People saw strength in me. I didn’t feel it myself at first, but they saw it,” Duren has said. “The Norris Foundation was exactly what a recovering alcoholic needed, a controlled environment with supportive people around who knew and understood what my needs were.” From the Norris Foundation, Duren went to Stoughton Hospital to help found SHARE, standing for Stoughton Hospital Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education, serving as director of the program. He studied all the information he could find on alcohol/drug usage to put himself in a position to help others who were addicted. Duren is now on the advisory board and a speaker for Winning Beyond Winning, Farmingdale, N.Y., a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to helping young athletes make right choices and preparing them for life after competition of their athletic careers. A portion of the profits from the sale of his book are do-

nated to charity. For information about ordering the book, “I Can See Clearly Now,” contact www.winningbeyond or call 516-249-5800. The price per book is $16.95. For another $10, Duren will autograph the book and mail it to you. “One of the questions I am most often asked is what my addiction to alcohol cost me,” Duren commented in one of the last chapters of the book, the chapter titled “What Price Alcohol?” His answer included loss of a Hall of Fame baseball career, the effect of alcohol addiction on the lives of his first wife, Beverly, their son, Steve, and his parents. “I think that alcohol’s effect on the central nervous system kept me from having hand-eye coordination, the single most important asset to a baseball player,” Duren. “At no time during my professional career, including the minor leagues, was I playing with all of my senses working. Almost every time I drank, and that was quite often, I would overdrink. Once I started to drink, I had the need to drink everything in sight ... Consequently, I never did achieve total control over my control in my major league career.” Major league baseball manager Ralph Houk had this to say about Duren: “Ryne was an outstanding pitcher ... There’s no telling how far Duren would have gone had it not been for the alcoholism. He would have been, without question, one of the top relief pitchers in baseball ... In my opinion, without a doubt, he had the ability of a Mariano Rivera or a John Wetteland.” Houk also said: “The problem wasn’t that Ryne drank, a lot of players drank ... when Ryne drank, it changed his personality ... It wasn’t so much that alcohol made him drunk, it just made him a different person.” “If anybody comes up and needs help (in getting rid of alcohol and drugs in their lives),” said Duren during the Oct. 27 interview, “I will say yes. I don’t have to have anything for it. This road already gave me something for it that I needed to stay alive.” Jim “Mudcat” Grant, former Minnesota Twins baseball great, perhaps said it best in his forward to Duren’s book: “Ryne Duren. I only need to say his name to a group of us old-timers and I can get the room buzzing. Every one of us who played with or against Ryne has a favorite story to tell about him. Usually it involves getting up off the ground and dusting your uniform off, or dragging your bat back to the rack after a whiff, or something crazy that Rhino did while he was under the influence of alcohol, which seemed to be quite often back then. But I believe the best Ryne Duren story is the one you are about to read – an honest, from-the-heart account of Ryne’s life and his ultimate victory over alcoholism.”

Ryne Duren, a talented baseball player from Cazenovia (Wisconsin), pitched for the Baltimore Orioles (1954), the Kansas City Athletics (1957), the New York Yankees (1958-1961), the Los Angeles Angels (1961-1962), the Philadelphia Phillies (1963-1964, 1965), the Cincinnati Reds (1964) and the Washington Senators (1965). He was on the Yankee team when it won the World Series in 1958 and the American League pennant in 1960. Duren was also a three-time American League All-Star.


CHURCH NEWS News from the Pews


Yellow Lake Lutheran welcomes Pastor Myron Carlson

Clausen preaches in Frederic once a month Tammy Clausen is an associate to Pastor Freddie Kirk of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Frederic. Clausen moved to Frederic at the end of August, starting at St. Luke’s in September. She has two daughters, a freshman in college and a freshman at Frederic High School. She is not officially a pastor, but will be when she finishes licensing school. She preaches in Frederic once a month and holds book studies on Mondays at 11 a.m. and Sundays following fellowship. She also works at Holy Trinity in Centuria. – Photo by Brenda Martin

from 6 to 7 p.m., and from 6 to 7 p.m. there will be an adult forum. From 7 to 7:15 p.m., everyone will come together to sing some songs, maybe a skit by the students and end with a closing prayer. Retired Pastor Chuck Arndt, who lives in Milltown, will be Pilgrim’s pastor until Nov. 22, when the Rev. Andy Hinwood becomes the official interim pastor. Pilgrim invites everyone to join them for Sunday morning worship services that begin at 10 a.m. At 9:15 a.m. parents and young children from birth to age 4 are invited to participate in playtime. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun as their children learn the basic stories of the Bible. For more information please call the church office at 715-327-8012 or go to their Web site - submitted


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YELLOW LAKE - Pastor Myron Carlson, a familiar minister in Burnett County, has agreed to join two other retired pastors helping with the ministerial needs of Yellow Lake Lutheran Church in Danbury. The three pastors work on a rotating basis serving the church at the Sunday services, adult Bible studies, and ministering to the elderly and shut-in members. Beginning in 1969, Carlson served Faith and Bethany Lutheran churches in Grantsburg. After Bethany Lutheran went on their own in 2000, Carlson continued to serve Faith Lutheran, retiring in 2006. The members of Yellow Lake Lutheran Church are pleased that Carlson is one of their pastors and are looking forward to having him serve at their church. - submitted

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On my travels I usually bring along an extra pair of shoes to wear. Well-made walking shoes are great for walking, but while driving, my feet are happiest when I wear comfortable sandals. Other things bring happiness to my feet, too. They’re happy when I’m walking out in the woods and going to spend time with friends and loved ones. There seems to be a strong connection between a light heart and happy feet. There’s a strong connection between a heavy heart and reluctant feet, too. Sometimes our feet are forced to take us to places we don’t want to be – a meeting with a disgruntled boss or our child’s stern teacher, a hospital room to visit someone we love, a funeral service, or a potentially dangerous situation. Those are times when our feet drag. Sometimes, in fact, we’d rather turn our feet around and walk away from the unpleasantness, difficulty or danger. This shows us how strongly connected our physical feet are to our spiritual feet. The New Testament talks about shoes and feet in the context of sharing the good news about Jesus. Romans 10:15 says: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things.” We can paint our toenails and adorn our feet with jewels, or take them only to places where they won’t get dirty, but it’s our joy and commitment in sharing God’s love that turns them into beautiful instruments of service. We Christians are also told to equip ourselves with shoes that help us battle evil.“ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might … stand therefore … having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace …” (Ephesians 5:10, 15) Our spiritual feet can become reluctant. Unbelief, unforgiveness, and anger will bog down our spirit as surely as a shoe becomes heavy with mud. When Moses met God on Mount Horeb, he was told to take off his shoes. Perhaps it symbolized Moses laying aside any pollution he may have carried from walking in the way of sin, even as nature’s polluted dust likely clung to his shoes. Our lowly feet serve many purposes. We need to take good care of them as we walk in the natural and in the spiritual. Lord, help us to have happy, beautiful feet by keeping them free from the dirt and grime of sin and by serving you through sharing your goodness and love. In Jesus’ name, amen. Mrs. Bair may be reached at

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FREDERIC – It was with sadness that we said our goodbyes to Pastor Catherine as she gave her last sermon on Sunday, Oct. 24, and after worship everyone gathered in the fellowship hall for refreshments and sharing of stories. The congregation wishes Pastor Catherine and her dog Tabitha God’s blessings on her journey of life. Also on Oct. 24, Carly Jo Gustafson, daughter of Doug and Doreen, was confirmed after completing two years of instruction in the Lutheran faith. Family and friends were called to the altar so they could lay their hands on Carly while a special prayer was offered. Everyone enjoyed refreshments in the fellowship hall after worship. During the month of November, everyone is invited to join Pilgrim Family Night which will be Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 17. This is a new outreach program at Pilgrim and it is called LWF3 Learning with Food, Fun and Fellowship. Supper will be served from 5:15 until 6 p.m. From 6 to 7 p.m., students from pre-K through sixth grade will gather together to work on the Christmas program and sing songs. The confirmation Pastor Catherine getting ready to leave. class will meet



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Fred D. Dinger Fred D. Dinger, 78, Balsam Lake, died Oct. 28, 2010. Fred was born in Centuria, to parents Floyd and Bertha Dinger. He attended Centuria Schools and Humboldt High School in St. Paul, Minn. Fred married Elizabeth Wojtowicz on Nov. 28, 1953. Fred loved to build and was an avid woodcrafter and gardener. He most recently helped his children build a family cabin and was planning the outbuildings at his death. He was employed at American Hoist, was owner of Dinger Construction and eventually retired from HB Fuller in 1988. Fred also belonged to the Commercial Club in West St. Paul, Minn. He was preceded in death by parents; sister, Pearl; and twin brother, Floyd. Fred is survived by wife, Elizabeth; sons, David (Cheryl), Fred (Holly) and Don (Laurel); daughter, Debra (John) Heineman; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Elaine Potter. Memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minn. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. A private interment will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left online at The Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

Neil Walter Pierson Neil Walter Pierson, 81, Mora, Minn., died on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora, Minn. Neil was born Dec. 2, 1928, at Cumberland to Walter and Thea (Peterson) Pierson. He spent his first 13 years around Barronett working on farms. He moved to New Richmond at the age of 13 to attend high school. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy Air Corps and became a naval air photographer, flying in a Navy PB4Y2 Liberator. He married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Fansler, on Dec. 23, 1948. They had five boys, one was stillborn. Neil worked as a mechanic for variou garages for a couple of years. He got a job as a tool and die maker and supervisor in Minneapolis, Minn., where they lived until he started his own business in 1964. He has been in business ever since, along with three of his sons working with him. The fourth son works for Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee. He has had various cancer operations since 1991. He spent his spare time in the last years restoring antique cars, along with being CEO of P.T.E. Inc., the business he and his wife have run since 1964. Neil is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine of Mora, Minn.; sons, Robert Neil (KayDawn) Pierson of Mora, Keith Alan (Jane) Pierson of Mora, Michael Ross (Heidi) Pierson of Mora and Richard Guy (Donna) Pierson of New Berlin; grandchildren, Bryan Pierson of St. Hiliare, Minn., Beth Pierson, Blaine Pierson, Roxanne, Corrina, Olivia, Paige Pierson, all of Mora, Melody and Julie Pierson of New Berlin; step-grandchildren, Tracy (Cory) Gaalaas of Castle Rock, Colo. and Kim (Joshua) Kunde of Golden Valley, Minn.; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brother, John L. Pierson of Rogers, Minn.; sister, Emiline Emerson of New Richmond; plus many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; stillborn son, Ronnie John Pierson; brothers, Eugene (Clara) Pierson, Wayne (Glady) Cole and Glen Cole; brother-in-law, Jerry Emerson; sister-in-law, Colleen Pierson. Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, Oct. 29. The Rev. Greggory Coop officiated. Music was provided by Karen Kirschner and James Ramlet. Pallbearers were Mark Emerson, Craig Fansler, Jerry Pierson, Jeff Cole, Bruce Haroldson, Wm.(Bill) Haroldson, Greg Pierson, Duane (Dewey) Fansler and Donald Fansler. Honorary pallbearers were David Johnson, Ollie Moen, Curt Anderson, Lloyd Haroldson, Dick Roesler, Curtis Ramlet and Dr. Michael Metcalf. Interment was at New Richmond Cemetery in New Richmond. The Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

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Walter Eugene (Gene) Fischer, 79, of Siren/Webster, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Gene was born on April 27, 1931, in Valparaiso, Ind., to Rosella Rippen. Gene grew up in Glenview, Ill., and graduated from high school there. Gene joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a tank mechanic during the Korean War. After the Marines, Gene returned to the Chicago area and worked for Joe Jacobs Chevrolet in Wilmette for many years. In 1973 Gene and his wife, Nancy, moved to Siren, on Clam Lake, where they owned a cabin. Gene worked for Blomberg Ford in Grantsburg and Larsen Chevrolet in Webster prior to starting his own business, Burnett County Transmissions. Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing, making frequent trips to Canada to fish. He also was a member of the Siren Lions Club for many years. Gene was a past-president of the club being active in the Siren waterskip, air show and garage sale. Gene enjoyed flying and held his own pilot license at one time. He was also known for his love for cars, which he showed in parades and car shows around the area. Gene also loved golfing, having memberships at Spooner Golf Club and Frederic Golf Club and playing with many of his friends from the area. Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Fischer, and one brother, George Rippen. Gene is survived by four children, Kari Fischer, Shell Lake, Lauren Marek, Houlton, Kurt (LaDonna) Fischer, St. Croix Falls, Len (Cherie) Fischer, Siren; Seven grandchildren, Mindy, Jeffery, Timothy, Jamie, Gregory, LaTischa, Courtney, Cordell, Stephen and Emma; six great-grandchildren; and special friend, Charlene Hyslop. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at the Siren United Methodist Church, Siren. Interment will be at the Viola Lake Cemetery at a later date. As information is updated it can be found on the following Web sites: and or call Bruce Rowe at 715472-2444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Dorothy E. Mattson, Cushing, 90, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Dorothy was born April 26, 1920, to Clarence and Alice Miller in Clayton. She married Lester Mattson on Oct. 18, 1941. To this union, four children were born. Dorothy’s life was defined by her service to the community. She taught for more than three decades, mainly at Luck Elementary. She continued her service to Luck Schools as a volunteer teacher, mentor and assembly coordinator for the newsletter. She was a faithful servant to her church, Laketown Lutheran. She served in many capacities and leadership roles at the church, never missing an opportunity to lend a helping hand. She was a willing contributor and worked tirelessly at the church bazaars, pancake suppers and other events at church, perfecting the recipe for Lutheran coffee and a hearty hotdish. She also started the furnace in the church and parish hall before each Sunday’s services, often shoveling her own way through the snow. Dorothy was an avid volunteer with Interfaith Caregivers, the Natural Alternative Co-op, Skonewood Christian Retreat, Kinship and many others. She recently surpassed the 1,700-hour mark of volunteer service to St. Croix Hospital. She also spearheaded 15 years as leader of an American Cancer Society Walk for Life team with her friends from Laketown Lutheran. Dorothy had a very independent spirit. She lived in her own home until shortly before her death and regularly helped her son, Bill, out in the barn. Dorothy’s long life was likely due in part to her commitment to exercise. She kept a schedule of three times per week in a water aerobics group. She enjoyed feeding the birds, reading, keeping a window full of plants and gardening. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; parents, Clarence and Alice; brothers, Merlin, Milton and James; and sisters, Beulah Dittloff and Cass Wells. She is survived by her sister, Alice May Boe; sisters-inlaw, Memory Miller, Evelyn Miller and Lorraine Miller; brother-in-law, Fred Wells; children, Diane (Gary) Nelson, Bob (Sue) Mattson, Bill (Irene) Mattson and Terry (Patti) Mattson; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at the First Lutheran Church in Cushing with Pastor Dorothy Sandahl presiding. Burial will take place at the Laketown Cemetery in Laketown Township at a later date. For assistance, call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444; or Rowe Funeral Home, Luck, was entrusted with arrangements.

Esther Catherine Chelberg Esther Catherine Chelberg, Amery, 97, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, after a brief illness. Esther was born on June 24, 1913, in Le Center, Minn., the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Baker) Arnson. She, most notably for the time, was a triplet with all three surviving and living long lives. Esther was baptized in the Christian faith. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Chelberg Sr., and together they raised two children. Amery had been her home for over 50 years, where she held jobs from cook to waitress to store clerk. She was a longtime employee of Danielson Drug in Amery when she retired. Esther was also a faithful member of First Lutheran Church. She was living at Willow Ridge Health Care in Amery. Esther loved to cook, entertain and play cards. She enjoyed watching sports, helping her friends and most of all her family. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Uricho; daughter-in-law, Mary (Chuck) Chelberg-Polfus; grandchildren, Larry (LuAnn) Chelberg, Jeff (Jodi) Chelberg and Sally (Doug) Emerson; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; nine siblings; and son, Lawrence “Slim” Chelberg Jr. Memorial services were held at First Lutheran Church in Amery Saturday, Oct. 30, with Pastor Tim Bjorge officiating. Organist was Julie Selle. Soloist was Diane Crawley. Violinists were Jim Saliny and Elianna Emerson. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Chelberg, Ryan Chelberg, Michael Chelberg, Reed Chelberg, Max Emerson and Ethan Chelberg. Interment of her cremains was at the Amery Cemetery. For more information or to sign an online guest book, please visit The Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery was entrusted with arrangements.

James D. “Doug” Hallberg James D. “Doug” Hallberg, 79, Balsam Lake, died peacefully in his sleep Oct. 26, 2010, at his home. Doug was the oldest of eight children and was born on March 17, 1931, to Clarence and Helen Hallberg in Minneapolis, Minn. He soon returned to the family farm with his parents as an infant. He grew up on the farm four miles east of Balsam Lake and spent his younger years working on the farm and helping his family. He graduated from Balsam Lake High School in 1949 and soon after entered the Marine Corps and spent one year in North Carolina and Michigan. He returned home only to be recalled to Korea in 1951, where he fought for America for one year. He was wounded in Korea and received the Purple Heart. After his recovery, he went on to complete his one-year duty in Korea. Doug was honorably discharged in 1952. He was married to JoAnne Peterson of Clear Lake in March of 1954 and moved to St. Paul, Minn., and went on to raise five children. He worked for Twin City Arsenal in the early ‘50s until landing a job at American Can Company on Prior Avenue in St. Paul, Minn., where he worked for 23 years. He ventured in the supper-club business while working at American Can Company when he and his brother, Tom, leased Paradise Lodge in 1966-68. Doug continued to work at American Can Company and in 1977, he and wife JoAnne purchased Indianhead Supper Club in Balsam Lake which they owned and operated for 18 years. They retired in 1995 to the north shore of Balsam Lake. In his retirement years, Doug worked at the Polk County Recycling Center and for the last 10 years, worked as a driver for the Polk County Office of Aging. He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnne; father, Clarence; mother, Helen; brothers, Gary (Fran) and Jerry (Pam). He is survived by his five children, Monti (Julie) Hallberg of Barron, Stevie (Dan) Peper of Centuria, Tomma (Jim) Broome of Balsam Lake, Missy (Richard) Vollmer of Fox Point and Kristy Hallberg of Minneapolis, Minn.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Darlene (Willy) Holmberg of Frederic, Bea (Oscar) Thoreson of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Stu Hallberg of Milltown, Tom (Bonnie) Hallberg of Balsam Lake and Gene Hallberg of Milltown; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Faith Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake in coordination with the Cremation Society on Saturday, Oct. 30.


OBITUARIES Gwendolyn (Sahr) Alden

Clara “Evelyn” Jorgenson

Gordon L. Krantz

Gwendolyn Alden, 87, died at her home from natural causes on Oct. 29, 2010, with family by her side. Gwen was born July 24, 1923, to William and Alice Sahr, at Frederic. She married Lester Alden on June 7, 1941, at the United Methodist parsonage. Two children, Allen and Jeanne, were born to this union. Gwen and Les remained on the Alden home place for 15 years before moving to Iowa. In 1956, she sought employment outside the home. The majority of those years were with an insurance and real estate agent in Oelwein, Iowa. Before retirement, they returned to Frederic, where she continued working outside the home, until her heart surgery in 1974. She went on disability, but kept herself busy and knew her limitations. Gwen loved gardening, cooking and baking, craftwork, crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She enjoyed the peace and quiet of her home with Les. Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Les, on Sept. 19, 2003; son, Allen, in 2006; parents; and all her siblings: Emily, Edna, Thed, Nina, Bob, Lydia (Babe), Ray, Wava, Alice and Bill. She is survived by daughter, Jeanne Coquyt; two grandsons; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandsons; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Alden and Evelyn Alden; and several nieces and nephews. After 62 years of marriage, it was Les and Gwen’s wish for a combined memorial service. Services for Les and Gwen will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Frederic, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Freddie officiating. There will be a one-hour visitation beginning at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow the services. Burial has taken place at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown were entrusted with arrangements..

Evelyn Jorgenson died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, two days short of 90 years old, after a brief illness with cancer. She also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Evelyn was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on Oct. 24, 1920, to Victor and Clara Johnson. She was the fourth child, with two brothers and one sister. Since her father passed away shortly after her birth, the family moved back to Grantsburg, to be near relatives in the area. Evelyn’s mother married Carl Hanson in 1925, and four more siblings were added to the family in Grantsburg. Evelyn finished high school in Grantsburg in 1938 and attended nursing school in Milwaukee. She returned to northern Wisconsin and worked in the hospital in Rice Lake as an registered nurse for several years, and later in Grantsburg and Siren in the operating room as a registered nurse. She worked as director of nursing at the Pioneer Home in Luck for several years until her retirement. Evelyn married Iver G. Jorgenson on July 15, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Falun. The couple lived near Luck. They had no children, but had several nieces and nephews who were like their own children. They resided on the Jorgenson homestead, later know as Iver’s Mountain, until after Iver’s death in 1995. Evelyn lived in an apartment in Frederic for a few years. Her final years were spent at Comforts of Home in St. Croix Falls. She was always a pleasant person and known as a caretaker for other ill family members and friends. Evelyn was devoted to family and had a deep faith in God. She enjoyed gardening, picnics and family functions. Evelyn is survived by one sister, Carol Peterson; two brothers, Earl (Norma) Hanson and Noble (Muriel) Hanson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Evelyn were held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, with the Rev. Craig Jorgenson officiating. Music was provided by Rev. Jorgenson, Marilyn Huskamp, Jim Hanson and Sharon Ilgen. Burial took place at Haustrup Cemetery. Pallbearers assisting were Dale Peterson, Scott Peterson, Jim Hanson, Steve Jorgenson, Billy Jones and Kelvin Jones. As information is updated it will appear the following Web site: or call Bruce Rowe at 715472-2444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck was entrusted with arrangements.

Gordon L. “Top Dollar” Krantz, 86, Shell Lake, died Oct. 25, 2010, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake surrounded by his family. He was born June 20, 1924, to Axel and Minnie (Milkie) Krantz on the family farm in the town of Roosevelt. Gordie was raised on that dairy farm and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1942. He was married in Earl Namekegon Church on Dec. 8, 1951, to Mary Eva LeMoine. They settled on a dairy farm in Sarona where they milked cows and raised five children. They moved to Shell Lake in 1968 after their home was destroyed by fire. Gordie was a cattle dealer until he retired in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Mary, Shell Lake; son Greg (Sue) Krantz, Sarona; daughters Vicki (Ron) Zarada, Henderson, Nev., Kathy (Jack) Dahlstrom, Shell Lake, Brenda (Jeff) Pederson, Shell Lake, and Denise (Jack) Sando, Grantsburg; grandchildren Matthew (Christi), Ericka, Jerid (Rachael), Oscar, Nicholas, Jasmine, Justin, Brent, Aaron and Derek; great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Payton, Daniel, Joshua, Teagan, Drake, McLaine and Chane, and Ellie Mae, expected in November; brother Calvin (Betty) Krantz, Elk Mound; and sisters Clarice Hopkins, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Carol Kellerman, Cumberland. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 at Full Gospel Church, Shell Lake, with the Rev. Virgil Amundson officiating. Burial was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Matthew Krantz, Ericka Hutton, Jerid Pederson, Oscar Dahlstrom, Nicholas Pederson, Jasmine Dahlstrom, Justin Sando, Brent Pederson, Aaron Pederson and Derek Sando. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Ullrich, Jim Bernecker and Ronald Christiansen. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Tantrums can be quelled with effective parenting Q: Little kids seem to lose their tempers a lot and my own young son is no exception. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with this? Jim: You’re right that this is a common occurrence – we hear from a lot of parents who face this challenge. My own two boys have been known to engage in some epic tantrums on occasion. Often, it’s simply a matter of helping your child learn how to be more self-controlled. Author Lynne M. Thompson has developed a list of what she calls “anger busters for kids.” Here are a few of them: • Moms and dads need to model anger management for their children. Don’t expect your kids to keep their own tempers in check if you fly off the handle every time something goes wrong. When tensions are high, parents need to take a deep breath and compose themselves. • Show respect for your child when he or she gets mad. An angry outburst might not be appropriate, but the underlying causes for it should not be overlooked or dismissed. Try to understand why your child is frustrated. • Identify with your child’s pain. Recall a time when you faced something

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difficult, and share it with your child. For example, “I remember when I was your age and I didn’t get invited to a party ...” • Do what you can to provide a cooling-off period for your child when he or she becomes angry. Read a book or go on a walk. Then, calmly discuss what happened and help your child make a plan for dealing with their anger more constructively next time. There’s some great stuff here. Hopefully Thompson’s suggestions will bring an added measure of peace to your home as you help your son deal with his volatile emotions. ••• Q: My husband and I agree on the importance of discipline for our 2-year-old son, but our methods are different. I’m wondering if one method is better than another. Juli: Even though your approaches vary, it’s great that you and your husband agree on the importance of disci-

pline for your son. This is a starting point that many couples don’t share. Practically every book on discipline emphasizes the importance of consistency. This is particularly important through the toddler years when your son’s job is to explore and test boundaries. “No” should be “no” every time you say it. Mushy boundaries can make the toddler years more exhausting than they already are. You and your husband need to agree on what behaviors you will punish and how, in general, you will respond to bad behavior. Having said that, you and your husband don’t have to be clones; discipline is within the context of your relationship with your son. Your personality and the uniqueness of your relationship will impact discipline. For example, a mom who might be with her toddler all day long will be correcting behavior throughout the day, while dad might just deal with a big behavioral issue during the evening. Yes, some discipline techniques are more effective, in general, with a child’s unique personality. I would recommend that you and your husband pick up a book or two on the basics of discipline (visit for some good options). Read them together and come to an agreement on the most effec-

tive way to teach and respond to your son’s behavior. And remember, regardless of how you discipline, your son needs to know three things: Mom and Dad love him very much, Mom and Dad are on the same team, and he needs to respect both of your authority. ••• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2010 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not by reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise; without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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Operation Christmas Child under way SIREN - Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through a simple, gift-filled shoe box. Each child that receives a shoe box will also receive a New Testament and 12 lessons on “The Greatest Journey” (the gospel message) and a certificate of completion. Last year Samaritan’s Purse collected and distributed nearly 8 million shoe boxes to poor children in forgotten situa-

tions. For many it was their first gift. All you have to do is find an empty shoe box, decide the sex and age of the child you would like to provide gifts for, fill it with gifts that a child can use, enclose a check for $7 for shipping and drop it off at Siren Covenant Church by Nov. 21. Some ideas to put in the boxes would be personal hygiene items, clothing like a Tshirt, socks, cap, sunglasses, flashlight with extra batteries, a small toy, school

supplies, and a self-addressed envelope with a personal note and picture of yourself. There is a chance you might even get a letter from the receiver. Please, no warrelated items, chocolate, food, liquids, medication, breakable items or aerosol cans. Siren Covenant Church will be an official drop center for Operation Christmas Child. National collection week is Nov. 15-21. The church will be open for collec-

tion Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday 5 to 7 p.m., Friday 4 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No boxes will be accepted after 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22. If you have any questions you may call Sandy Wickman at 715-349-8754. Please consider taking part in making a difference in a child’s life. - submitted

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Frederic, Wis. - 715-327-4236 Shell Lake, Wis. - 715-468-2314 Siren, Wis. - 715-349-2560 St. Croix Falls, Wis. - 715-483-9008


Corey T. Arnold, Agent Frederic, Wis. Phone 715-327-8076

BEAN’S COUNTRY GRIDDLE Hwys. 35 & 48 Downtown Frederic Phone 715-327-5513

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Phone 715-866-4238 Hwy. 35 N. Webster, Wis. Tom & Becky O’Brien, Owners

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Frederic, Wis. 715-327-4475


• Gravel • Sand • Rock • Top Soil • Trackhoe 715-472-2717 Mobile 715-491-1861 1065 290th Ave. Frederic, Wis.


Government Inspected Slaughtering and Processing, Sausage making • Ham & Bacon Cured & Smoked Sides and Quarters of Beef and Pork Available Old-fashioned Fresh Meat Counter Tim Van Meter and Ross Anderson, Owners Luck, WI 54853 Plant 715-472-2141

Sand, Gravel, Ready-Mix, Concrete, Black Dirt, Dozer Work, Landscaping & Septic Tanks Installed Hwy. 35 North Webster, Wis. Phone 715-866-4157 M.P.R.S. #03059

SWEDBERG-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME Webster, Wis. Phone 715-866-7131


• Complete Line of Building Supplies & Lumber • Cabot’s Stains Grantsburg, Wis. 715-488-2471 or 715-327-8766


Feed Mill - Grain Dept. Cushing, Wis. 715-648-5215

WILD RIVER FLAGS Jerry & Pat Willits 2815 285th Ave. Sterling Township St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-488-2729

1988 World Champion Cheesemaker Earl Wilson, Cheese Plant Mgr. Clif Gipp, Ag. Supply Mgr. for Feed, Propane & Fertilizer Alpha, Wis. 715-689-2468 • 715-689-2467


Your Full-Service Drugstore Siren, Wis. Phone 715-349-2221

D & L FINANCIAL SERVICES 10022 Elbow Lake Road Siren, Wis. 54872 715-689-2539

Wrecker - Flatbed Air Conditioning & Computerized Car Service - Cold Weather Starts Webster, Wis. 715-866-4100 Days 715-866-8364 Eves.

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609 Benson Road; Pastor Curtis Denney Sat. Worship 11 a.m.; Sabbath Schl. 9:30 a.m. ALLIANCE



Senior Pastor Bob Morton 1259 Hwy. 35 S., St. Croix Falls Sunday Worship: 9 & 11 a.m.




Meeting in homes. Elders: Cliff Bjork, Jon Zens, 715-483-1357 and 715-755-3048 Sun. Fellowship - 10 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. LUTHERAN



1115 Mains Crossing, 1/2 Mile South Hwy. 8 On 110th St.; Sun. Worship 9 a.m.; Sun. School 10:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.; Wed. LOGOS 3:20 p.m.


Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor, 715-635-7672, Hm. 715-354-7787, Hwy. 70 at 53, Spooner Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School & Bible Classes For All - 10:45 a.m.

BETHANY LUTHERAN - BRANSTAD Pastor Jay Ticknor, 715-463-5746 3 miles So. of Grantsburg on Hwy. 87 Sun. Schl. - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m.


Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Interim Pastor Andrew Hinwood Pastoral Serv. 715-349-5280 Sun. School 8:15 a.m.; Sun. Worship - 9:30 a.m.


Pastor Roger Kastelle 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Contemporary Serv. 8:30 a.m.; Adult Ed & Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Traditional Service 10:45 a.m.;


Pastor Mary Ann Bowman, 5 mi. E. of Luck on Hwy. 48, 1/2 mi. S. on I; Office - 715-472-2535 Pastor - 715-472-8153, Exploring Prayer 8:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 3 - adult 9 a.m.; Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


Pipe Lake CTH G & T, 715-822-3096 Pastor Steve Miller Sun. Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m. during schl. yr.; Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sun.


Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt - 715-653-2630 Communion 1st Sun.; Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. School 9 a.m.

FAITH LUTHERAN - BALSAM LAKE Pastor Diane Norstad 715-485-3800; CTH I & Mill Street Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:40 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st & last Sundays


Pastor Victor St. George, 715-463-5388 Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 10:45 a.m.


5561 Chestnut St., Taylors Falls, MN 651-465-5265 Traditional Worship 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School & Youth 9:45 a.m.; Adult Learning 10 a.m.; Contemp. Wor. 11 a.m.


Pastor Dorothy Sandahl, 715-648-5323 or 715-648-5324 Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.


ELCA - 501 Hwy. 35, 715-646-2357, Mel Rau, Pastor Sun. Wor. & Holy Communion - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:40 a.m.


Rt. 1, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 715-857-5580, Parsonage - 715-822-3001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wors. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st Sun. of each month


Phone 715-327-4340, 715-327-8384, 715-327-8090 Interim Pastor Julie Brenden Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays


(Missouri Synod) Pastor Jody R. Walter, 715-327-8608 Sun. Schl. - 8:45 a.m.; Service - 10:45 a.m. Communion - 1st & 3rd Sun.

LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTH. - ELCA CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791 Roger Pittman, Pastor Worship Serv. 10 a.m.; Sun. School. 9 p.m.


Pastor Dorothy Sandahl Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:30 a.m.


510 Foster Ave. E. Office 715-472-2605; Home 715-472-8424 Sun. Wor. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Mon. Wor. Serv. 6:30 p.m.


113 W. Main St.. W., Phone 715-825-2453 Pastor Danny G. Wheeler 9:15 a.m. Worship ; 10 a.m. Sunday School


Pastor Emory Johnson, 715-463-5700 685 W. State Road 70, Grantsburg Sun. Wor. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m.


Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on “G” Sunday Worship - 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays




Pastor Carolyn Saunders, 715-463-2624 Sunday School - 11 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m.


Pastor Carolyn Saunders, 715-463-2624 Worship - 9 a.m.; Sunday School - 10:30 a.m.


Cindy Glocke, Pastor, 715-866-8646 Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.


Pastor Father Daniel Bodin, 651-465-7345 25293 Redwing Ave., Shafer, MN Sunday 9 a.m.


Pastor Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10:45 a.m., Wed. 5:45 p.m. (SeptMay), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer) Sat. 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 1



Cindy Glocke, Pastor, 715-866-8646 Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m.

404 Wis. Ave., Amery, 715-268-7717 Father John Drummy, Pastor Sat. Mass 4 p.m., Sun. Mass 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Sat., 3:30 p.m. or by appt.



PEACE LUTHERAN - DRESSER (ELCA) 1606 165th Ave., CTH I, Centuria Pastor Freddie Kirk, 715-485-3363 Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m.

Pastor Gerald Heinecke Church Phone 715-866-7191 Sun. Schl. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Wor. - 10:30 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Web site: Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Courtney Young Sun. Wor. 8:30 & 11 a.m., Sun. Schl. 9:35 a.m.



Tom Cook, Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.

Pastor Catherine Burnette 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Parents & Toddlers 9:15 a.m.; Sun. Wor. - 10 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays


(Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Gene DeVries 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 8:30 a.m.


350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. School - 10 a.m.


1614 CTH B, North Luck, Pastor Rob Lubben Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Contact Leslie Valentine, 715-646-2390; E-mail:


(Missouri Synod) 140 Madison St. South, St. Croix Falls Pastor Mark K. Schoen Sun. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun.School - 10:30 a.m.


10 mi. W. of Cumberland on Hwy. 48 (McKinley) - Pastor Neal Weltzin GT Office 715-857-5580, Parsonage 715-822-3001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st Sunday


Pastor Gerald Heinecke Home 715-327-8608; Church 715-866-7191 Sunday Worship Service - 8 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


Hwy. 70 East, 715-689-2271, Pastor: Carl Heidel Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion -Every Sunday

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN OSCEOLA 300 Seminole Ave. (CTH M) Mark Kock, Pastor, 715-294-2828 Sunday Worship at 9 a.m.; Fellowship Bible Class at 10:15 a.m.


Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship following service


Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month


1/2 mi. W. of Hwy. 35 on U, 715-866-8281, Pastors Douglas Olson, Roger Kampstra and Myron Carlson Services begin at 9:30 a.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday


Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt - 715-653-2630 5 mi. E. of Frederic on W, 2 mi. south on I; Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st Sunday


Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Adult Bible Class 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.


Pastor Tim Faust Worship - 11 a.m.; Sun. School - 10 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sunday


Interim Pastor Julie Brenden 715-327-8384, 715-327-8090 Fellowship - 10:30 a.m., Sun. Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays




Rev. Bruce Brooks - 715-483-3550 719 Nevada St. , (between Simonson & Tower Roads) , St. Croix Falls Worship - 10 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sun. Schl. - Child.- 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - Adults 8:45 a.m.; Communion 1st Sunday

Pastor Jack Starr Wor. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - during worship hour


Pastor Annie Tricker Sun. Worship 11 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m. Potluck dinner 1st Sunday

OSCEOLA UNITED METHODIST 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Mark Gilbert Adult Class - 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st Sunday


Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship Service - 10 a.m. Sunday School is at 9 a.m., Nursery available


Pastor Arveda “Freddie” Kirk, 715-327-4436 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Souper service Wed. 5:15 p.m.


Tom Cook, Pastor Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available)

TAYLORS FALLS UNITED METHODIST 290 W. Government Street, 715-294-4436 Reverend Dr. Rolland Robinson Sunday Service - 10 a.m. with nursery Sunday School - Sept. - May at 10 a.m.


Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship - 8:15 a.m. COVENANT



Pastor Scott Sagle, 715-689-2541 Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Worship 10:30 p.m.; Elevator provided, welcome


Pastor Dave Guertin 7686 Lofty Pines Drive, Siren, 715-349-5601 Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.

UNITED COVENANT - CLEAR LAKE Pastor Gary Tonn Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. CATHOLIC


ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Friday 9 a.m.; Sacrament of Penance Sat. 3:30 p.m.


Pastor - Father Daniel Bodin 490 Bench St., Taylors Falls, 651-465-7345 Sat. Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 & 10:30 a.m. Tues. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m.


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-294-2243 255 E. 10th Ave., Osceola Masses: Sun. 10:30 a.m., Tues. 5 p.m. Thurs. at 10 a.m. at Osc. Nursing Home ASSEMBLY


CENTURIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Don Wiltshire, 715-640-6400 Centuria - Phone 715-646-2172 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.


Pastor Larry Mederich, 715-294-4332 Mtg. @ St. Croix Art Barn; Sun. Serv. - 9 a.m. Nursery and children church


Pastor Andrew Bollant Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Morn. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Supervised Nursery; Wed. Evening - Worship Serv. 6:30 p.m.




Pastor Bruce Tanner, 715-268-2176 942 U.S. Hwy. 8, Amery Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m.


Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W, Frederic Sun. Schl. - 9 a.m.; Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services Sat. Worship - 6 p.m., Luck Senior Center


Pastor Dale VanDeusen, 715-488-2296 or 715-488-2653 20296 Hwy. 87, Grantsburg Morning Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:45 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services


Pastor: Rev. Dennis M. Mullen, 715-327-8119 St. Dominic: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception: Sat. 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-247-3310 139 Church Hill Rd., Somerset Mass Sun. 8:30 a.m.; Wed. 9 a.m. Sacrament of Penance Sun. 8 a.m.




Minister Garret Derouin, 715-866-7157 Musky & Birch St., Avail. in office 9 a.m. - noon, Tues.-Fri.; Sun. Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. WESLEYAN



Dairyland - Rev. Andrea Wittwer 715-244-3649 Sunday School - 10 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m.




Pastor Dan Slaikeu 4 mi. SE of Grantsburg on Williams Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.

HOPE FELLOWSHIP OF SOMERSET 231 Bluff Drive, 715-247-2435 Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m.




1751 100th Ave., Dresser Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Services Sun. 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. Call Pastor Darryl Olson at 715-755-3133 for information and directions



HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX 523 1st St., Clayton, 715-948-2493 Fr. Christopher Wojcik, Pastor Saturday Vespers - 5 p.m.; Sunday Liturgy - 9:30 a.m.



2393 210th Ave., St. Croix Falls Pastor Willis Christenson, 715-483-9464 Sunday School - 10 a.m.; Worship Service - 11 a.m.


Hwy. 35 and CTH N., Luck Bill McEachern Pastor, 715-485-3973 Sun. Bible study - 9 a.m.; Sun. Wor. - 10 a.m.


131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223; Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor; Nick Buda, Assoc. Pastor of Family Ministries 1st Sunday Service: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Nursury available; Sun. School for Pre-K to 5th; Sun. School for Jr./Sr. high meet in teen center 2nd Sunday Service: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.; Nursery available; Children’s church ages 3-4


Pastor Kevin Miller Associate Pastor Steve Ward Sunday School - (all ages) - 9:30 a.m. Church Serv. - 10:45 a.m.

Located across from elemen. school on West St., Pastor, Dr. Kevin Schumann; 651-465-7171 Sun. Morn. - Sun. School for all ages - 9 a.m. Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.


Pastor Andy McDaniel, 715-327-8402 Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.;


715-857-5411 Worship Service - 9 a.m.; Sunday School-10:15 a.m.


Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa CTHs A & H - 715-866-7321 Crescent Lake Voyager Village area. Mass Sun. 8:15 a.m., Thurs. 11:30 a.m. Reconciliation as per bulletin and by appt.





Pastor Doug McConnell Youth Pastor Chris Radtke At Grantsburg High School, 715-463-5794 Sun. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m.

Meeting at Zion Lutheran Church, 28005 Old Towne Rd., Chisago Lakes, MN Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.


Danbury - 7586 St. Rd. 77, 715-866-7321 Pastor - Father Michael J. Tupa Mass - Wed. 5 p.m. (Summer), Fri. 9 a.m. (Sept.-May). Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt. Balsam Lake - Rev. John A. Drummy, Pastor - 405-2253 Mass: Sat. eves. 6 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m.; Tues. 5:30 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconciliation 7:30 a.m. Sun. or by appt.


Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m.



Church Phone 715-866-4111; Interim Pastor Ken Hyatt; Youth Pastor Jerry Scheumann Sun. School - 9:30 a.m.; Wor. - 10:45 a.m (Nursery Provided)

GRACE CHURCH OF OSCEOLA “The Cure for the Common Church”



510 S. Vincent, St. Croix Falls Pastor Tom Reaume, 715-483-3696 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:45 a.m. & Wed. 6:30 p.m.


7535 Peet St., Danbury, 715-656-4010 Adult Bible Service 9 a.m.; Services: Sun. 10 a.m.; Sunday School during church service.



CENTERPOINT CHURCH “Come as you are”

Pastor Dick Enerson,, 715-294-1833, Meeting at SCF High Schl. - Main entrance 740 Maple Drive, St. Croix Falls Sunday Worship 10 - 11:15 a.m.


Interim Pastor Craig Jorgenson Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Children’s Church: K to 6th Grade


Meets at Dresser Elem. School, Dresser Pastor Michael Brand, 715-417-2468 Adult Class 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service 9:45 a.m.; Nursery available

NEW WINE CHURCH - CENTURIA 309 5th Street, , 715-338-2751 Pastors Randy and Pam Stone Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m.

NORTHERN PINES FRIENDS WORSHIP GROUP 715-733-0481 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting.



722 Seminole Ave., Osceola Pastor Dr. Kent Haralson; 715-294-4222 or 715-755-3454; Sun.: Praise & Worship Serv. 9 am., Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m., Children’s Sun. School 10:45 a.m.




716 S. Robert St., Grantsburg, 715-463-5699 Sr. Pastor Brad Moore David Ahlquist, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m.

1289 160th St. (Hwy. 65), St. Croix Falls, 715-483-5378 Pastors Dan and Claudia Denissen Sunday Adult Bible Class 9 a.m. (No child care available) Worship and Children’s Sunday Schl. 10 a.m. “Faith on Purpose” (Love God, Love People...period) CTH F, Dresser, 715-483-2911 Pastor’s res./office Sunday Worship 10 a.m.

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Students of the Week GRANTSBURG


Jennifer Hill has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in fifth grade and the daughter of Chuck and Karen Hill. Jennifer has a positive attitude in school and life in general. She is always smiling and doing her best in school. Jenny is a friend to all students. Math is her favorite subject and she loves football. Jenny is planning to be an artist when she grows up.

Emily Amundson has been chosen Frederic Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Becky and Doug Amundson. Emily is an excellent student who is a friend to others. She is involved in book group, band, bell choir, track, softball, football and basketball. Emily likes to read, play the Wii, and spend time with family and friends. Her future plans are to become a physical education teacher.

Kory Morse has been chosen Frederic High School’s student of the week. He is a sophomore and the son of Richard and Sonya Morse and Chris DeMarre. Kory is very conscientious, makes a concerted effort at all times and is a hardworker. He is involved in football. Kory enjoys skateboarding, riding bike, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. His future plans are to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. His mom and dad are his greatest influences.

Dawson Hennessey has been chosen Grantsburg Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade and the son of John and Kelly Hennessey. Dawson consistently has shown responsibility in his learning. He practices his reading during the day and at home. Dawson comes to class with a positive attitude. He enjoys reading, sharing and teaching others what he has learned. Dawson likes his bike because he can give rides.

John Dikkers has been chosen Luck Middle School’s student of the week. He is in seventh grade and the son of Martin and Kathryn Dikkers. John is a pleasant, cooperative student. He has been in many theater performances in Festival Theatre. John is also involved in youth group, baseball and golf. He enjoys reading, hunting, music and running with his dad. The greatest influence in his life was his greatgrandma.

Sheerah Lindquist has been chosen Luck High School’s student of the week. She is a sophomore and the niece of Peter and Christal Demydowich. Sheerah is a new student who has fit in nicely because of her pleasant personality. She is always cooperative and works hard in class. Sheerah is involved in volleyball and basketball. She enjoys singing, drawing, cooking, gardening, playing guitar and piano. In the future she plans to attend college.

Caron Cross has been chosen St. Croix Falls Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade and the son of Ashley and Joe Cross. Caron has two sisters. He loves his house because snakes live in the long grass in his yard where he catches them. After he watches them awhile, he lets them go. Caron’s favorite subjects are math and phy ed. He is proud to be student of the week.

Courtney Zehm has been choMiddle sen St. Croix Falls School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Jeremy and Jolene Zehm. She has a brother, Kyle, She also has two cats, a dog and a fish. Courtney is involved in basketball, drama, hunting and being with friends. Her favorite subject is social studies. Courtney is an awesome student who always works hard to do her best.

Jessica Sandgren has been chosen St. Croix Falls High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of Richard Sandgren. Jessica likes to hang out with friends and family, hunt, fish, camp, drive her dad’s truck and help others. Jessica is involved in FFA, Spirit Club, DECA, school store manager and fifth-grade camp counselor.



Justus Christianson has been chosen Siren Elementary School’s student of the week. He is such a cooperative first-grader. He is eager to help and always kind to his fellow classmates. Justus loves to be active and involved in classroom activities. His favorite activity at school is recess. Justus is working hard at becoming a great reader. When he is older he hopes to be a dirtbike racer. Justus admires his dad because he is fun to play with.

Laissa Miller has been chosen Grantsburg High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of Mark and Rita Miller. Laissa has a great sense of humor, an energetic personality and a desire to go above and beyond what is asked of her. She is involved in NHS, choir, AODA, FCCLA and works at the Pizza Place. Laissa enjoys painting, dancing, singing, doing mussel research, reading and being with friends and family. She plans to go to college, maybe for medical biology.



Katrina Ouellette has been chosen Luck Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in second grade and the daughter of Nick Ouellette and Ana Rideout. Katrina is a very hard worker and has a very positive attitude. Her favorite subject in school is phy ed. After school she likes to watch TV.

Brittney Luedtke has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. She is in eighth grade and the daughter of Carmen and Brad Luedtke. Brittney inspires others around her with her great attitude and her willingness to try new things. She always makes an exemplary effort with any task she is given. Brittney strives to do her best while helping others. Her favorite class is math. Brittney enjoys all sports.

Felicia Paulzine has been chosen Siren High School’s student of the week. She is a junior and the daughter of Jon Paulzine and Denise Myren and Richelle and Jake Humphrey. Felicia is respectful and attentive in class and works well with other students. She displays great leadership qualities to her peers and is a fine example to them. Felicia loves to sing and is a very talented vocalist. She also enjoys art and loves photography.

Hannah Janssen has been chosen Webster Elementary School’s student of the week. She is the daughter of Will and Stefanie Janssen. Hannah is an excellent student. She is also a good helper to her classmates. Hannah enjoys walking in the woods with her family. Her favorite class is art, especially when working on pottery.

Maggie O’Malley has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Colleen O’Malley. This is Maggie’s first year at Webster School and she is adapting very well. She works hard in her classes. Maggie has a great sense of humor which she shares with her classmates. She is involved in volleyball and enjoys hunting, fishing and anything outdoors.

Olivia Kopecky has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. She is a junior and the daughter of James and Amy Kopecky. Olivia is a joy to have in class. She continually pushes herself to exceed classroom expectations. Olivia is involved in cross country, band, choir, NHS, 4-H and church group. She enjoys crocheting.


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Aaliyah Bowers has been chosen Unity Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in second grade and the daughter of Nathan Bowers and Brandi Peterson. Aaliyah has been an excellent student and hard worker. She is kind to others and treats them with great respect.

Leann Claude has been chosen Unity Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Larry and Susan Claude. Her kindness to others and constant smile are just a couple of qualities that make her a shining star. She is determined and has a positive attitude.

Jenna Christensen has been chosen Unity High School’s student of the week. She is the daughter of Troy and Jenny Christensen. Jenna enjoys gymnastics, track, swimming, riding snowmobile and watching movies. Her favorite subject in school is writing. After high school Jenna plans to go to college to become an OB nurse.


Coming events

Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities

Every Day, AA &/or AlAnon, Polk & Burnett counties,


715-931-8262 for time/location.

St. Croix Falls

Every Monday, Indianhead Barbershop Chorus

Every Tuesday, Bingo at the Burnett County Moose

• “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at the elementary school gymnatorium. 7 p.m. and also Sat. 2 p.m., 715-4832507, Ext. 1301.

Every Tuesday, Survivors of domestic violence &


meets at the government center, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-9202. Lodge, Siren, 6 p.m.


sexual assault support group, Polk County, 800-2617233 for location, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Polk-Burnett Retired Teachers meeting at Calvary Covenant Church, 11:30 a.m., 715-689-2502.


Balsam Lake

• Veterans Day program at the Unity school, 10:30 a.m. • Veterans Day program at the United VFW Post 6856. 5 p.m. dinner, 715-825-2566 for reservations by Nov. 9. 6:30 p.m. program, fireworks. • Red Cross CPR for the professional rescuer/healthcare provider course at the Red Cross office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-485-3025,

THURSDAY/4 Balsam Lake

• 3rd-grade concert at the Unity school, 2:30 p.m. • Small-business counseling at government center. Appointments 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 715-485-8600. • Infant/child CPR class at Polk County Red Cross office, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 715-485-3025.



• NARFE meets at Village Pizzeria. Reservations by noon Nov. 8, 715-268-8618.


• Legion’s Veterans Day dinner at the community center. Social 5:30 p.m., potluck 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. • Burnett County Adult Day Care open house at Cedarwood Manor, 3-5 p.m.

• American Legion Auxiliary sponsored lutefisk and meatball dinner at the Legion, 4 p.m. till gone.


• Writer/humorist Michael Perry speaks at the community center, 7 p.m., 715-825-2313.

St. Croix Falls

• Year One: Bringing up Baby class at SCRMC, 6-7 p.m., 715-483-0579 or 715-483-0431.

FRI. & SAT./5 & 6 St. Croix Falls

• Estate/garage sale & bake sale at the senior center. Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY/5 Amery

• Big Top Chautauqua at the high school, 7 p.m., 715-2689771, Ext. 220. • Swiss steak dinner at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4:30-7 p.m., 715-268-7283.

Balsam Lake

• Interfaith Caregivers open house, lower level Polk Business Center, 1-4 p.m.


• Hunters stew meal at the Methodist church, 4-7 p.m.


• Fish fry at Burnett Moose Lodge, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 715349-5923.


• Debut of wild rice cookbook at Burnett Community Library, 3-7 p.m.


• East Immanuel Lutheran Church dinner, bake and craft sale, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Balsam Lake

• Polk County HCE Christmas Fair at Unity School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Clam Falls

• Pancake breakfast at Clam Falls Lutheran Church, 8-10:30 a.m.

Centuria photographer Kelly Bakke took this stunning photo of a sunrise through the fall leaves as she and her little girls headed out for school. - Photo by Kelly Bakke


• Spaghetti dinner benefit for Julie Elliott Vanesse at Cozy Corner Inn, 5 p.m.


• Ruby’s Pantry at the town maintenance shop, $15 donation. Open 9:30 a.m., distribution 10-11:30 a.m.


• LWML fall bazaar and bake sale at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


• Fall bazaar at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Hopes Journey Open House, near the St. Croix River, CTH O, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., A very unique retreat for cancer survivors.


• Youth Encounter Event at Laketown Lutheran Church, 6-9 p.m., 715-648-5323 or 651-442-6770.


• Lewis Jam - Bluegrass, gospel & country music at Lewis United Methodist Church, 6-9 p.m.


• Luck Lutheran Church harvest dinner/fall fundraiser. dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m., entertainment 7 p.m.


• Legion Post 254’s turkey party at the community center, 6:30 p.m.


• A Northwoods Christmas at Northwoods Crossing Event Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-349-8484.

• Holiday Art Sale & BAAG Holiday Bake Sale at North Wind Arts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 715-349-8448. • Bake sale, quilts & crafts at Methodist church, 9 a.m.3 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Chili/bake sale/auction, benefit for Loretta Smith at American Legion hall, 1-6 p.m., 715-554-2567.


FRI. & SAT./12 & 13 St. Croix Falls

• Play, “A Stranger for Christmas,” at First Presbyterian Church. Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., 715-483-3550.

FRIDAY/12 Siren

• Fish fry at Burnett Moose Lodge, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 715349-5923.


• Musical variety show at the high school, 7 p.m.

SAT. & SUN./13 & 14 Frederic


• Remembrance service in memory of children who have died, at North Valley Lutheran, 3 p.m.

• Frederic Arts holiday sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,, 310 Lake Ave. S., 715-327-8073.




• Harvest stew with bake sale and craft sale at the Zion Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Holiday bazaar & bake sale at the Northland Community Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-244-3565.

• Dresser & St. Croix Falls Area VFW Post 4186 & the Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon. • Spaghetti dinner plus fundraiser at Bone Lake Lutheran, 4-7 p.m. • Wild food potluck at Fine Acres back room, 5:30 p.m., 763-245-3894,


Bone Lake

Cozy Corner Cushing

• Cushing Fire Department’s venison feed at the community center, 4 p.m.



• Heart disease seminar at the medical center, 6:30-7:30 p.m., check-in 6 p.m., 715-294-4936.

WEDNESDAY/10 St. Croix Falls

• Diabetes Night Out at SCRMC, 5:30-8 p.m., 715-4830579 or 715-483-0431.

• United Methodist Church bazaar and bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


• Therapy dog meeting at the library, 10 a.m., 715-3274532.


• 75th-annual lutefisk dinner at West Immanuel Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Luck Halloween Parade

The Luck Halloween Parade participants joined together for a picture as the event wound down on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30.

Pirate Kylie Broten, 6, and Catcher Langeness, 4, took a candy break in front of the Luck Library and Museum. – Photos by Greg Marsten


Photos exclusive to our e-edition

Halloween around the counties

ABOVE: Before eating cookies, children were able to decorate them with frosting and sprinkles. RIGHT: The elementary gym had games lined up along all four walls, winning prizes and candy at each. This little girl bowled at one of the games.

Grantsburg Pirates at sectionals

Kortney Morrin against Washburn Thursday, Oct. 28.

Lauren Finch against Washburn. – Photos versus Washburn by Brenda Martin

ABOVE: Emily Cole and Saisha Goepfert go for a block against Regis. – Photos versus Regis by Marty Seeger

Emily Cole against Washburn.

ABOVE: Coach Bill Morrin watches anxiously during his team’s match against Washburn. RIGHT: Kortney Morrin goes up for a serve against Regis.

L E F T: P i r a t e senior Kortney Morrin embraces dad and coach Bill Morrin after winning the sectional championship against Regis on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Purple was everywhere in the stands showing support for Grantsburg.

Kylie Pewe (L) and Carly Larson go up for a block.

Lauren Finch sends a serve to Regis.

Pirates on bench watch as teammates play against Regis.

November 3  

weekly newspaper serving NW Wisconsin

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