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Rocket-ing success Country band performs to benefit River’s Rally by Gary King Leader editor AMERY - Rocket Club, the Minneapolis-based country band whose single “North Country” paid tribute to the northland, complete with scenes from local cafes and lakeshores, is sharing its success to benefit bereaved parents. Last Saturday, the band performed at Cricket’s Bar and Grill in Amery, with proceeds going to Rivers Rally, the organization founded by Ben and Deanna Wheeler of Milltown in memory of their son, River, who died just a week after being born in 2009. River’s Rally is an event, scheduled for Saturday, May 5, in Milltown, that keeps River’s name alive and raises money for “people and families struggling with difficult times.” River’s death brought the Wheelers to Faith’s Lodge near Danbury, the

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A public proposal of marriage was a pleasant interruption for diners at the Dresser Fire Department’s spaghetti feed on Sunday, April 15, and apparently, for the bride to be. The young woman, Dawn Gourley, responded to Mark Anderson’s proposal with a “yes” and onlookers expressed their approval with cheers. - Photos by Melissa Ward

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NW Passage youth photos on exhibit at Capitol ST. PAUL -“In a New Light: At-Risk Youth Find Hope through Nature Photography in National Parks,” will be on display in the north corridor of the Minnesota Capitol building in St. Paul, April 23-30. Beginning in June 2011, 22 teenage boys at Northwest Passage, a residential treatment facility for at-risk youth, embarked on photographic journeys of discovery, hope and healing through rugged backcountry photography expeditions to Yellowstone, Isle Royale, Rocky Mountain and Badlands national parks. The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, where “In a New Light” is based, served as their photographic training grounds. For a more indepth look into the “In a New Light” journey, visit inanewlight.org/. The Capitol building is located at 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in St. Paul. It is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The exhibit will continue on a national tour to Washington, D.C., and the parks visited by the youth. “In a New Light” was funded by an America’s Best Idea grant awarded to Northwest Passage and the National Park Service by the National Park Foundation through the generous support of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, The Anschutz Foundation and Ahmanson Foundation. - submitted

Ostroushko and Chouinard unite for “River” ST. CROIX FALLS - St. Croix River Valley’s favorite musician Dan Chouinard is in the home stretch of coordinating a special concert event in conjunction with the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. Festival Theatre will host “Dan Chouinard & Friends: Once Upon a River ~ Celebrating the St. Croix in Story & Song” on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. Developed and directed by Chouinard, the celebration includes songs and stories by Peter Ostroushko, stories by Dan Guenthner, Margaret Pennings, Danette Olsen and Phil Peterson, poetry by Ostroushko Laurie Allmann and Bill McCarthy, the 24-voice Festival Chorus led by Marty Harding, music by singer-songwriter Carol Caouette, and performance pieces by Chouinard as well. A special exhibit of St. Croix Valley landscapes by James Wilcox Dimmers will be on display in the Elbow Room during the day and throughout the event as well. To reach Festival Theatre by phone, call 715-483-3387 or 888-8876002. Check the Web site at festivaltheatre.org where tickets are available to order online. with information from Festival Theatre Chouinard

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OSCEOLA - The 12th-annual Osceola Empty Bowls will take place on Wednesday, May 2, in the Osceola High School commons. Bowl picking starts at 5 p.m., and a student-led hunger presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m., in the auditorium. Guests choose a handmade bowl to use and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The bowl is filled with rice, a typical meal for many impoverished people. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, guests can give a suggested $10 donation. During the presentation, students will celebrate the success of many aspects of Empty Bowls in the school district, including the disclosure of the amount of money raised by Osceola Intermediate School during their Read to Feed challenge. Osceola Empty Bowls involves over 1,000 Osceola School students, and the event is largely planned by Osceola High School students. This year, along with the bowls and rice, there will be a silent auction of artwork and professional pottery, T-shirts for sale, a children’s activity booth and a Heifer International Live Animal Showcase sponsored by the FFA. All proceeds benefit Osceola Open Cupboard and Heifer International. Osceola Empty Bowls was recently featured in World Ark, Heifer International’s publication. Call: 715-294-2127 for more information. - submitted ••• SIREN - The next Burnett County Citizen Patrol meeting will be held Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m., at the government center, jury room. Everyone welcome. - submitted ••• WEBSTER - Barb Engelhart, from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Northwest Wisconsin, will present the program at the Burnett County Parkinson’s Support Group meeting to be held this month at the library in Webster on Thursday, April 26, starting at 2 p.m. Services and assistance, both public and private funded, will be explained. Anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease is urged to attend, including spouses and/or caregivers. For more information call Pat at 715-689-2163 or Fran at 715-866-8907. - submitted ••• AMERY - The Western Wisconsin Lyme Education and Support Group will be hosting a guest speaker at their next meeting, Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Amery. Mike Nickel will be traveling from the eastern part of the state to speak to those who are looking for answers, who wish to know more about Lyme and its co-infections, and to share his story of how he became involved. Briefly, in 2004 his 14-year-old son, Jesse, became very ill with Lyme, and two of its co-infections, babesia and bartionella, and all from the same tick! His son is now 22 years old and currently a college student with full remission of all tick-borne illnesses and symptoms. Nickel has spent the last eight years researching Lyme and tick-borne illnesses and has spoken with thousands of Lyme disease patients. He maintains strong affiliations with support. submitted

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County - Endeavors payments issue may be solved for now Issue of rent for the Endeavors building remains by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – An immediate issue of past-due payments to Polk County from Endeavors, formerly the Adult Development Center, in Balsam Lake may have been resolved. At the finance committee meeting Monday, April 11, county Administrator Dana Frey reported that Endeavors owed the county “a fair amount of money” and was in default in its lease. With the support of the committee and Frey, corporation counsel Jeff Fuge sent Endeavors a letter noting the default and stating that it had 15 days, under the terms of the lease, to correct the issue. On Friday, April 13, Diana Manning, Endeavors executive director, told the Leader that Endeavors will immediately pay the past-due amounts covered under the lease and will start making payments on a separate past-due debt for fuel bought from the county. Manning said the outstanding invoices due the county total $51,976. The amount to be paid now includes monthly lease payments totaling $15,600 for five

months and maintenance and repairs costs of about $7,720. The amount due the highway department for purchases dating back to December total $28,855 will be paid when possible. The highway department has closed the Endeavors account and no longer provides fuel for the Endeavors transportation fleet. The issue came to a head now as a result of a possible misunderstanding at a meeting last December. Endeavors first entered into a lease agreement with the county in 2009. That agreement set the rent at $60,000 a year. Endeavors had a large drop in revenues in 2008 and has worked with the county over the past few years to lower the rent amount. In December, Mick Larsen and Tom Meister of the Endeavors board met with Frey to explain current finances at Endeavors. According to Manning, Larsen and Meister came out of that meeting with what they thought was an understanding that the county would allow Endeavors to suspend payments for a while. With that reported understanding, Endeavors made no payments to the county after November. Apparently, that was not Frey’s understanding from the December meeting. When payments got behind, another meeting was set up Tuesday, April 10, involving Frey,

Manning and others. At that meeting, Manning presented Frey with a detailed listing of the $51,976 in outstanding invoices. After that meeting, Frey met with the finance committee. “Things look very bad (at Endeavors),” Frey told finance. “They clearly need major restructuring. They should have tackled this a year ago. There is a huge taxpayer investment in the building. This is of concern.” Frey did not go into the details of Endeavors finances other than that there was a debt owed the county. He did say a new issue, just discovered, was that Endeavors might not be exempt from paying federal and state fuel taxes and thus might not be allowed legally to buy fuel for its fleet from the county. He said Endeavors has been buying fuel at county (tax-exempt) prices for years. “I feel that I have been strung along since last fall,” Frey said. “I find the new information is startling. We should have been contacted much earlier. We should be viewed as a partner.” If Endeavors makes the past-due lease payments within 15 days, it will be back in compliance with the lease, but it will still owe $2,900 a month to the county for the current year.

Why Endeavors pays “rent” Remnant of an old funding method by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The “rent” that Endeavors, the adult development center in Balsam Lake, pays Polk County is a remnant of a funding method that Richard Kammerud developed in 2002 to capture more federal and state reimbursement funds to pay for the clients served by Endeavors, called the Adult Development Center at the time. Kammerud was then director of the Polk County Human Services Department. At that time, human services contracted with the ADC to care for county residents with disabilities and received state funds to cover that cost. ADC was in its new building at the time and had increased revenue needs. Kammerud explained the idea to the Leader in a phone interview. Kammerud’s idea was to charge the ADC for use of the county-owned building. That

proposed new rental amount of $81,000 would then be passed on to the state as an increased expense and reimbursed at a higher hourly rate for the clients served. In effect, the state, not ADC, paid the rent. The plan resulted in increased revenue to ADC. The idea was explained in a memo from Kammerud to the human services board and the ADC board dated Oct. 10, 2002. Kammerud said county board Chair Don Getschel understood the concept and liked it. The funds were kept carefully separated over the years and served as an ADC revenue source until 2009 when the state changed the way managed-care organizations were funded. The county human services department was out of the picture and ADC changed its funding sources. Sometime after that, the county decided to create a lease situation with ADC. The old “rent” figure of $81,000 was noticed, and a new rent of $60,000 a year was agreed to. But the $81,000 was a revenue source, never a cost paid by ADC. In effect, the $60,000 rent

started in 2009 was a new expense. In a letter dated Oct. 17, 2011, Diana Manning, Endeavors executive director, says she researched old files in an effort to understand why ADC could have agreed to pay $81,000 in rent. The actual fact is that the $81,000 was in effect a pass-through to gain reimbursement funds, not an ADC expense. Questions and issues still remain, including who promoted and approved the construction of a new $2.5 million ADC building in 2002 and whether the county ever expected ADC to pay some or all of that construction cost. While Endeavors now pays some of its operating costs, the county is not charging for heat, air-conditioning, hot water and some other services. Some people have suggested that all the county’s financial arrangements with Endeavors, including debt services costs and utilities, should be studied. But the starting point for that study might need to be early 2002 when the building was new. That would exclude the $81,000 “rent” and leave a clear slate for the discussion.

Endeavors finances looking better Director says new ventures will improve revenues by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The finances at Endeavors, the center in Balsam Lake serving Polk County adults living with disabilities, are looking better, according to Diana Manning, the executive director of the private nonprofit service. She said that service contracts with businesses are coming back after being sharply cut during the recession. Many of the individuals served by Endeavors work a variety of jobs for area companies. Manning said the greenhouse in Milltown is getting ready for a period of growth. And the birdseed business has adjusted to new market conditions and the ris-

ing cost of seed. Now people can shop online through Endeavors and save money for themselves while providing the center with a new revenue source. Ron Amundson, an Endeavors board member and treasurer, said the new service is an exciting fundraising program available only for nonprofits. Shoppers can go to the Web site shopendeavors.org to compare prices and purchase from thousands of partner stores like Target, JC Penney, Best Buy and Pottery Barn. Endeavors gets royalties and the purchasers get cash back on their purchases. Endeavors is looking to the future and a changing ideology on how to serve adults with disabilities, Manning and Amundson said. They are looking at new ways of earning revenues, new contracts, and new grants to offset a reduction in lower managed care rates from the state.

Sex offender notification meeting canceled by Gary King Leader editor BURNETT COUNTY – A public informational meeting about the proposed release of a Level 1 sex offender into the Grantsburg area community has been canceled. Sheriff Dean Roland said Tuesday, April 17, that he received a phone call from the state Department of Corrections indicating that the offender will not be released at this time. Roland said he was told there are some

housing issues and that more testing on the subject may be conducted. The informational meeting had originally been scheduled for next Tuesday, April 24, at the Grantsburg High School auditorium. The identity of the subject and criminal history were to be announced at the meeting. A home about six miles south of Grantsburg had been selected by the state for the subject’s residence.

Bur Manning says the rent issue is an ongoing concern. She calls the county-owned Endeavors building in Balsam Lake a mixed blessing. She gives tribute to the people on the county board who approved the construction of the new building 10 years ago when the new justice center was being built. But she says there is no way Endeavors could pay the debt cost on the $2.5 million building. Manning said moving to a new, less expensive site might be a better option for the center.

Pedersons named Citizens of the Year FREDERIC - Frederic’s 2012 Citizens of the Year are Dr. Larry and Linda Pederson and the Volunteers of the Year are Kenny and Kris Hackett. A banquet to honor them will be held Friday, May 11, at Hacker’s. Tickets to the Frederic Citizen/Volunteer of the Year Banquet can be purchased at the Bremer Bank, U.S. Bank or at the Harlander-Tesch Dental Office in Frederic. Tickets need to be purchased in advance by Monday, May 7. Out-of-area residents may call to reserve tickets by calling Rebecca Harlander at 715-327-4836 prior to May 7. Cost of tickets is $13. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the program following. - submitted


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Webster parent seeks policy refinement by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer WEBSTER - Alicia Hall came to the meeting of the Webster School Board Monday evening, April 16, with several concerns on her mind. All of them had to do with issues arising from abuse that her daughter, a Webster High School student, allegedly experienced in text messages from other Webster High School students. Hall’s concerns were for the safety of her daughter, and for possible school policies that would address such incidents. In her statements to the board, Hall said she wasn’t sure what to do when the problem surfaced. The alleged abuse came from seven students over a period of time, and apparently initially off school grounds and not during class time. Consequently, this was not a school issue, and the schools had no jurisdiction in the matter. Hall turned to the circuit court for help. Judge Kenneth Kutz issued restraining orders against four of the seven defendants barring them from any interaction with Hall’s daughter. The orders are in effect for over a year. While the restraining orders call for no contact between the defendants and the daughter, they do not bar the defendants from being in the same room or at the same activity as the daughter. With this, Hall began to question how well her daughter was protected at certain school activities such as the prom where all parties in the matter would be together. Hall also questioned whether it was appropriate for the defendants to be allowed to attend the prom, and since some of them had been elected to the prom court by classmates, she challenged their appearance there since she feels the students

Alicia Hall had questions about board policies relating to off-campus problems that affect the school’s students.

Re-elected Webster School Board members (L to R) Chuck Macke, Brenda Rachner and Wendy Larson took the oath of office at the Monday, April 16, board meeting. – Photos by Carl Heidel

making up the court represent the school to the public. Board President Mark Elliott responded to Hall’s concerns by pointing out that while the schools have policies in place that deal with abuse issues arising on school property during school time, they have no policies relating to an issue such as Hall brought to them. “It’s a gray area,” he said. In subsequent discussion between Hall and the board, the question became whether disciplinary action by the schools would be appropriate when students got into trouble away from the school setting. Since the schools have no policies relating to such matters, Elliott suggested that Hall attend the next meeting of the board’s policy committee to take up her

concerns there, and she accepted the suggestion. In the general discussion accompanying the matter, Webster Police Chief Mike Spafford stated that his department would staff the prom as they had in the past. “We staffed it last year, and we will do it again this year,” he said. High school Principal Tim Widiker also pointed to the security measure the school takes of having the event well-chaperoned. The general consensus that surfaced in the discussion was that the students involved in the incident wanted to make changes, to correct the problem and then move on. Jill Norman, high school guidance counselor, said, “Give them a chance to correct it.” Widiker also commented that corrections are already in place.

Hall herself commented that the students involved were “good kids who behaved badly.”

In other business, the board: • approved a $1,000 funding request from the high school hockey associations; • approved formation of a high school dance team contingent upon development of administrative issues; • granted the youth options request of Brenna Nutt; • accepted the staff retirement of Gary Gramer; • and accepted the resignation of Shirley Tyson from the position of fall cheerleading coach.

School board accepts resignation of Robert Peterson Contract for new assistant principal/counselor position offered; cross-country program returning by Gary King Leader editor FREDERIC - School board members accepted the resignation Monday of 38-year teacher and coach Robert “Bob” Peterson and offered a contract for an assistant high school principal/counselor to someone whose identity has yet to be announced. Superintendent Jerry Tischer said the

discussion surrounding the contract offering was handled in closed session at the board’s regular monthly meeting, Monday, April 16. An announcement as to who will fill the position will be formally made pending acceptance of the offer. High school principal Josh Robinson, along with elementary principal Kelly Steen and school board member Chuck Holicky, interviewed candidates for the assistant principal/counselor position and revealed their choice at Monday’s closed session. Robinson will replace retiring administrator Jerry Tischer on July 1 but will remain high school principal. The resignation of Peterson was ac-

cepted “with appreciation for diligent service” by the school board. Peterson’s entire teaching career, beginning in 1973, has been at Frederic, where he taught math, science and computer science and served many years as wrestling coach, helping to build a competitive program. He also served as football coach. He and his wife raised three children who graduated from Frederic Schools. The board also approved the return of a cross-country program this fall. The successful program took a one-year hiatus when the number of participants fell with the graduation of many of its members, but there are enough students interested to merit starting the program up again.

No coach has been named at this time. Current budget numbers show the district is doing well - with a projected fund balance at the end of the fiscal year of $700,000. That’s approximately $300,000 short of the auditor’s recommended level but much better than the $450,000 projected last fall, noted Tischer. The layoff of teachers coupled with staff picking up more of their insurance and retirement costs have played a factor, along with other revenues. Tischer said there’s still an ongoing concern among administration and board members over how the budget will play out next year, but currently things look good “on a monthly basis.”

Taylors Falls approves seasonal employee by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – At the Monday, April 9, city council meeting for Taylors Falls, the council considered hiring a seasonal part-time employee for public works. Public works Superintendent Mike Kriz interviewed a potential candidate to fill the seasonal part-time position in his department. It was his recommendation to move forward and hire this individual. The council approved the recommendation to hire Jordan Eng as the seasonal part-time public works employee at a rate of $8.30 per hour for a maximum of 720 hours or 185 days; whichever comes first. In other business, the council considered repairs to the transfer switch for the lift station generator. The council approved the purchase of a new generator for the lift station in November 2011, which was just recently delivered. Upon installation, it was discovered that the

transfer switch to the generator is not working. There was speculation that it may have been damaged during one of the storms last October, but because the city has not had a generator in use, the switch was never tested until now. Furthermore, there may be a possibility that the generator itself was damaged in that same storm. Kriz notified the insurance company and an adjuster would be out to assess the nonworking switch. The council discussed whether it should authorize the purchase in the event the insurance company does not cover the loss. A motion was carried to purchase a transfer switch for the lift station and generator at an approximate cost of $6,000, conditional upon the determination whether the cost would be covered by the insurance.

Council reports • Ross Rivard reported that the planning commission had finished their re-

view of the existing language in the zoning ordinance regarding design guidelines for the new business park. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, for the recommended changes to the zoning ordinances. • John Tangen reported that the painting at the fire hall was completed by donated firefighter time. Many thanks were expressed to the department. • Larry Julik-Heine reported that the park and rec commission would be interviewing two new candidates for the PRC and hoped to make a recommendation for their appointment to the commission. He also reported on a recent meeting regarding the proposed Valley View Trail. The city received notice that it was awarded two grants. One grant is from the Federal Transportation Enhancement Funding and the other is from the Local Trail Connections grant program. However, the requirements associated with the federal

ADA requirements may impact the city’s acceptance of these grants given the required changes in its design and increased cost projections may make the project cost prohibitive. Currently, alternatives are being looked at. Mayor Mike Buchite reported that there may be a classic car show on the city’s vacant lot on the north end of town in May. The Minnesota Street Rod Association is in the early planning stages of this event. Buchite also updated the council on the status of the Wannigan Days parade in Taylors Falls since the Hwy. 8 bridge is under construction. The committee organizing the parade has determined that the parade, which originates in St. Croix Falls, would not travel across the bridge to Taylors Falls this year. The second option would be for Taylors Falls to organize its own parade for this year. Buchite agreed to keep the council informed as the planning moves forward.

St. Croix Falls School Board changes slightly after election by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – At the Tuesday, April 10, school board meeting for St. Croix Falls, Glenn Martin, district superintendent, announced the official election results after the canvassing was complete. They included Ken Stensven 586 votes, Brent McCurdy 758 votes and write-in candidate Mona Schmidt 141 votes. There were two open seats on the board. Incum-

bent Schmidt initially decided not to file for re-election, but later ran as a write-in. Schmidt, who served as board president, thanked everyone for the last six years that she has served on the school board. She stated that she has really enjoyed working with the staff, administration and board members. She also commended the board for keeping politics out of the boardroom, and stated she will miss everyone.

In other business, the board approved relocating the school store to the current computer lab off of the commons area. The board adjourned into closed session. When they reconvened into open session, the following items were acted upon: • A motion was made by McCurdy and seconded by Roni Schuler to approve Gabe Francis as a summer technology assistant to work 32 hours per week.

• Motion by McCurdy and seconded by Schuler to approve the use of Tom Johnson and Ruth Taylor as volunteer softball coaches. • Motion by Schuler and seconded by Sheri Norgard to approve Grant Belisle as the high school varsity football coach. • Motion made by Norgard and seconded by Pat Mitchell to approve the FMLA leave for employees “A” and “B.”


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Village seeks ATV grant Board sticks with plan commission rather than ATV committee by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK — The headline for a story in last week’s Leader, Wednesday, April 11, proved a little premature, saying that the grant application to develop an ATV park in Luck was on hold. Although the ATV committee unanimously recommended to the village board that application for the grant not be made at this time, the board voted 5 to 1 last Wednesday evening to apply. The grant is through the Department of Natural Resources and, if awarded to the village, would cover 100 percent of the cost of developing the ATV park. In February, the village plan commission recommended applying for the grant, and the deadline for application was April 15. A 40-acre parcel of village-owned property on the north side of the village, formerly the location of the village dump, is the proposed location for the park. Bounded on three sides by town rather than village property, neighboring residents and silent-sport enthusiasts have protested the location as detrimental to the rural surroundings and lifestyle. When concerns regarding noise, dust and effects on property values were brought to the village board, an ad hoc ATV committee was formed of village officials, town officials and people on both sides of the issue. Since the main concern seemed to be noise, the committee conducted a noise test in late March, lining up ATVs to run around the property while committee members traveled from neighbor to neighbor to determine the noise impact. At an April 4 meeting of the committee, it was agreed that noise was at a nuisance level of two, if not three, of neighboring residences. The majority of the committee agreed that changing the design of the park could mitigate the problems, but the

two neighbors serving on the committee were adamantly opposed. In the end, the committee agreed to write individual reports to the village board outlining their findings. The committee also voted unanimously to recommend that the village board not pursue the DNR grant at this time, but to continue looking for a “win-win” situation. Following a short discussion on the issue at the April 11 meeting of the village board, however, the board voted 5 to 1 to go ahead with the application. The general consensus of the board was that making the application did not commit the village to developing the park, but allowed time to work on the noise issue in the meanwhile. If the village is awarded the grant, but the issues are not resolved, it does not need to accept the grant, said village Administrator Kristina Handt. If the grant is successful, the earliest that work can begin is 2013. “This is an opportunity to bring something to the village,” said board President Peter Demydowich. Saying that he is not yet sure if he is in favor of having an ATV park in the village, Demydowich said that the application cycle gives a year to work out problems. “I truly want to work with the town,” he said, adding, “We’re never going to make everyone 100-percent happy.” Jackie Hayes, a member of the ATV committee with property that will be impacted by the ATV park, spoke from the audience about the purpose of the ATV committee. She was interrupted as Demydowich said, “I know where you’re going.” He explained that the ad hoc committee was a great informational resource. “But,” he said, “this is a village affair.” Hayes commented that the committee made an effort to work together and came up with the unanimous recommendation to not pursue the grant. She asked what had happened between that time and the village board meeting, to cause a change of mind. Trustee Ross Anderson said that nothing has happened, but the village has the op-

portunity to apply for the grant. The park plans can be redesigned without stopping the grant process, but applying for the grant does not mean that the park will be built. Bob Determan, a village trustee who also served on the ATV committee, said that there would be time to work out details between now and when the grant is approved. Both Anderson and Determan, along with Phil Warhol, were the village trustees who sat on the ATV committee. Trustee Craig Lundeen, who stood alone in voting against applying for the grant, questioned whether the village should be taking on the project. Pointing to past financial difficulties at the golf course, Lundeen said, “We don’t seem too good with recreational facilities.” He also asked if a private entity rather than the village would be more appropriate for the venture. The DNR, responded Handt, requires that a governmental entity administer the grant. Should the grant be awarded to the village, she said, the village board would need to sign a contract before it becomes effective. Voting to apply for the grant were Demydowich, Warhol, Determan, Kristine King and Anderson. Opposed was Lundeen. Trustee Hassan Mian, whose term ended April 17, was not in attendance. The Leader received questions about why the board decided not to go with the ATV committee’s recommendation and contacted each village board member to ask that question. In addition, the three village trustees who sat on the ATV committee, Determan, Warhol and Anderson, were asked why they voted to postpone applying for the grant while on the committee, but when the board met they voted to apply at this time. Only Anderson had responded by the time the Leader went to press. He pointed out that the ATV committee had agreed not to pursue the grant but to continue looking at options and felt there would be no point in looking at options if the village does not receive the grant.

If the grant is received, Anderson said he is not sure if he will vote in favor of signing a contract to accept it. At that time, however, the village could decide whether pursue a redesigned plan for the ATV park. Free golf passes In an effort to get more individuals interested in serving on village committees and commissions, the board voted unanimously to provide a free 18-hole pass for each committee member for each meeting attended. The move comes at the recommendation of the golf course commission. This does not include a cart and, since it is considered a form of compensation, does not apply to elected officials until the next term. “It’s an incentive to get more people on committees,” said Demydowich. At the same time it could bring some newcomers to the golf course. Other business • The Big Butternut Lake Association will hold its annual spring meeting Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at the village hall. All property owners in the village are eligible voters in the association. Agenda items include the aquatic plant management plan and the clean boats, clean water program. • Handt reminded the board that the primary recall election for Wisconsin governor is Tuesday, May 8. The general election for the recall will be June 5. • Dennis Nelson was hired as the seasonal parks and recreation employee for approximately 25 hours a week from April 12 until October or November. The position is budgeted for 900 hours in 2012, at an hourly rate of $10.20. Nelson held the position last year. • About 40 applications were received for the position of village clerk/ administrative assistant. Handt said she and Determan, chair of the finance and personnel committee, will review the applications. Interviews could take place as early as May 5.

History a hot topic at Grantsburg Schools School board awed by History Day presentations by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG - Sixteen Grantsburg Middle and High School students who participated in the schools National History Day and then went on to win at the regional competition in Eau Claire will be headed to the state round in Madison on May 5. The NHD program hosted eight regional competitions throughout Wisconsin in March with seven-10 schools attending each and 10,000 students participating. Several students presented their NHD projects to the Grantsburg School Board during the board’s Monday, April 16, meeting. One highlight came during the presentation given by students Jaicee Bowman and Haley Larsen on the history of the Russian satellite, Sputnik. The seniors played for the board a portion of a telephone interview they managed to get and record with Nikita Khrushchev’s son Sergei, describing how he and the Russian people felt when Sputnik was launched. Grantsburg teachers and NHD advisors Allissa and Matthew Koenen appeared before the board to thank members and the district for the support of NHD. The Koenens told the board Grantsburg students competed with students from 10 other schools at the regional contest in Eau Claire and according to judges made the best showing. “National History Day is an academic sport where students compete as individuals and as a team. The team progresses through district, regional, state and possibly national levels. It is an awesome experience to see students cheering each other on and excited over winning an award for a history research project!” said Allissa Koenen of the NHD event. In other board business Board member Patty Bonneville gave an update on the newly formed swimming pool committee. Bonneville said committee members are in the process of hiring

Grantsburg teachers and National History Day advisors Allissa and Matthew Koenen appeared before the school board on Monday, April 16, to thank members and the district for their support of NHD. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer pool managers and lifeguards and are looking for a few more candidates. Interviewing for those positions will begin later this month. Bonneville said committee member Tasha Olson is creating a new logo and marketing campaign for the pool. More fundraisers are also being planned by the committee to raise the remaining $2,500 needed for the pool’s operation. Bonneville said everything was on track for the pool to open for summer school. The board approved recommendations from the personnel/transition committee including restricting sharing of sick leave between staff members to a serious injury or illness to be approved on a one-to-one basis. The clarification was deemed necessary as previously sick leave was also being shared for maternity leave. The board approved the bid of $8,290 for construction of a custom-made rounded cabinet for one of the high school classrooms. A rounded cabinet is needed due to the room’s design and so 30 students and 30 computer stations can fit in it. The room’s existing desks were also in need of replacing. Several reassignments of staff to other classrooms have had to be made to make room for the district’s new iForward online school staff offices. The board approved the CESA 11 shared service contract for 2012-13 with several

services reduced or eliminated by the district, including reduction of services in special education director (29 days - iForward), eliminating SEIIMC, CCNS, in-district consulting services, human fairness and equity services, and WPDS. Several board members commented as to the cost savings this would mean for the district. Burgin told the board the reductions would result in savings and were made for budgetary purposes. “The CESA services are paid for using flow-through dollars,” said Burgin, “And we’re going to need some of those dollars for staff,” explained Burgin, who later stated it would amount to $17,500 and would be used for salary for a fourthgrade teacher. Flow-through funds are federal funds for special education students. Because the Grantsburg Middle School is a schoolwide Title I school the district is allowed to use flow-through Funds to assist with the overall school programs. A contract for $8,150 with CESA 5 Shared Service Contract for Data Processing Service was also approved by the board. When Board President David Ahlquist questioned if the service was needed, the district’s administrative assistant for business affairs, Kerri Oachs, responded, telling the board it was very

“National History Day is an academic sport where students compete as individuals and as a team. The team progresses through district, regional, state and possibly national levels. It is an awesome experience to see students cheering each other on and excited over winning an award for a history research project!” said NHD advisor Allissa Koenen of the event. needed and the consulting given to the district has always been excellent. The schools principals presented the board with teacher evaluations, which is done every year - following a three-year rotation cycle. The board issued preliminary notices of nonrenewal for budgetary purposes to balance the budget. It amounted to 2.2 FTE teachers. The consideration to issue teaching contracts on May 15 for the 2012-2013 school year was tabled to the board’s May 7 meeting. The board approved meeting date changes to May 7 and May 21 due to the senior awards night and the Memorial Day holiday. Grantsburg graduation will be Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium and the Insight School of Wisconsin graduation will be on Saturday, June 2, at 1 p.m. at the Monona Terrace in Madison.


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Personal reflection replaces prayer on county board agenda by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE — Each month for years on end, the agendas for meetings of the Polk County Board of Supervisors has included the item “Prayer,” followed by the name of a supervisor. On a rotating basis, each supervisor has had the opportunity to lead a prayer, moment of silence or reflection, as he or she felt appropriate. This month’s agenda, however, did not include that particular item, and the omission did not go unnoticed. At the beginning of the Tuesday, April 17, meeting, Supervisor Kristine KremerHartung read a statement starting with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech . . .” Removing the opening prayer from the agenda, she said, “especially without board discussion, because of the threat of a lawsuit seems, in my understanding, to be in direct contradiction of that First Amendment.” Back in February 2011, the county received a letter from the Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, denouncing the practice of opening the

At each monthly meeting of the county board of supervisors, Resser Adams of St. Croix Falls reads a portion of Scripture.

meetings “is unnecessary, inappropriate and divisive.” The letter concludes with a request that the board inform FFRF of the steps it takes to eliminate what it called a First Amendment violation. No action was taken on the letter. The key words, Kremer-Hartung said, are “freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.” She went on to say that the county board is a diverse group and having different supervisors lead an opening prayer each month helps board members know more about each individual’s beliefs and customs. “That does not mean we have the same beliefs or customs,” she said, “but that we respect that individual and those beliefs and appreciate them for sharing some aspect of that belief with us.” Kremer-Hartung recommended that, to avoid a lawsuit, the board institute “personal reflection” as an agenda item for each meeting. Led by a designated supervisor, she said, this time “may be a prayer, a quote, a moment of silence or a song.” While this would recognize the right to free expression of religion, she said it would more importantly recognize that each individual has a different belief system and that all are respected. “Being exposed to beliefs and practices that are not your own does not diminish your beliefs,” Kremer-Hartung said, “but will broaden your understanding of your neighbor or fellow board member. “That’s what tolerance is all about.” During the public comment portion of the meeting, two county residents spoke in support of adding prayer back to the agenda. Carl Holmgren of Balsam Lake said that something was missing from the Polk County agenda that had been found there in the past, and that this item is found on agendas for surrounding counties. He asked the board to make sure the agenda is complete. Cedric Solland, Town of Georgetown, said that the omission upset him. A higher authority is recognized in the court system and on our currency, he said, and starting the meeting with an acknowledgement of a higher power or even a moment of silence would lead to a more productive meeting. Board Chair William Johnson IV

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Supervisor Kristine Kremer-Hartung told the board that taking prayer off the agenda was a violation of First Amendment rights. – Photos by Mary Stirrat

Asking the board to keep prayer on the monthly agenda is Cedric Solland of the Town of Georgetown.

pointed out that, in the past, a particular supervisor offered a prayer before each meeting. When this person was no longer on the board, supervisors started the rotation basis used until this month. The county board rules of order have never stated that prayer should be on the agenda, he said. With the newly elected board having the opportunity to rewrite the rules of order, Johnson said after the meeting, he felt he would let the board

make the decision on whether to include it or not. Johnson also said later that he received reference to a South Carolina Court of Appeals case that ruled against having prayers formally start meetings. The board voted 22-1, with Supervisor Rick Scoglio opposed, to include personal reflection on each monthly agenda, with supervisors in rotation offered the opportunity lead.

Minivan – semi collision fatal POLK COUNTY - The collision of a minivan and a semitrailer on Hwy. 8 just before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, April 18, claimed the life of a Balsam Lake area man, according to Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson. Johnson said the driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the man was being withheld pending notification of family. A preliminary report states the van was westbound on Hwy. 8 about one-fourth

mile east of the Amery Junction of Hwy. 46. The van crossed over the centerline and struck a semitrailer, which was eastbound, in the rear axle area. A third vehicle, which was also westbound, then hit the debris from the initial crash. Information regarding the crash will be posted on the Leader’s Web site (www.the-leader.net). - Gary King with information from Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

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papers. The papers for those offices as well as for the legislative and congressional seats must be turned in by June 1. The Burnett County officials looking for signatures are county clerk Wanda Hinrichs, treasurer Joanne Pahl, register of deeds Jeanine Chell and District Attorney William Norine In Polk County, the incumbents starting their campaigns are county clerk Carole Wondra, treasurer Amanda Nissen, register of deeds Laurie Anderson and District Attorney Daniel Steffen. The sheriffs and clerks of court were elected in 2010 and are halfway through their terms. The fall election schedule has been changed this year. The primary election date is Aug. 14, a month earlier than in past years. The general election is Nov. 6.

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Danish immigration and settlement topic of April 26 historical society meeting LUCK — Danish Immigrants to Western Wisconsin is the topic of the Thursday, April 26, meeting of the Luck Area Historical Society. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum on Main Street in Luck. Marge Hallquist will be the featured speaker. She and her sister, JoAnn, have done similar well-received programs on Swedish immigration in Amery. Judy Wester will add information about the areas in Denmark from which immi-

grants came. An important part of the program will be contributions from the audience about their ancestors in Denmark and the starting of new lives here in Polk County. As always, Luck Historical Society meetings are free and everyone is invited. You don’t have to be Danish to enjoy this meeting. It will appeal to anyone interested in area history and genealogy. — submitted.

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Earth Day falls on Sunday this year (April 22), perhaps giving each of us a few more minutes of free time - maybe just enough to reflect on the fact that the father of Earth Day - Gaylord Nelson - hails from Clear Lake. A Polk County son. If you want to get truly reflective you may want to note how hard Nelson fought - especially in the decade leading up to the official naming of Earth Day in 1970. He fought valiantly for a “conversation on conservation” if you will - at one time convincing President Kennedy to make conservation of America’s environmental resources the theme of a cross-country speaking tour, with some success. The environment just wasn’t the issue of the day in the early 1960s. And it isn’t always the priority 50 years later - even though Nelson’s leadership obviously left its mark, sparking the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts. Here in Wisconsin, the St. Croix Scenic Riverway and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are just a few highlights that Nelson can claim some, if not all, the credit for, as history allows. Nelson’s goal was to “raise environmental consciousness” and he succeeded. In turn his efforts have spawned a stream of consciousness that goes beyond tree plantings and picking up refuse. It’s created ideas that may seem small but have the potential to make big impacts. Can you wash clothes with cold water? Reuse that water bottle? Replace the old incandescent bulbs in that lamp with CFLs? Use the back side of that sheet of paper? Walk or ride bicycle more as a means of transportation? Nelson would encourage ”yes” answers to those questions, knowing the impact of those smaller gestures - times millions - would make a difference. And that’s like starting over again, given the impact Earth Day by itself has made. But full circle works for ideas as well as plastic.

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• Where to write • President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin State Capitol Madison, WI 53707 transition@wisconsin.gov Congressman Sean Duffy (7th District) 1208 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 202-225-3365 U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl 330 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 715-832-8492 senator_kohl@kohl.senate.gov

Rep. Erik Severson (28th District) Room 312 North State Capitol Madison, WI 53708 608-267-2365 • 888-529-0028 FAX: 608-282-3628 rep.Severson@legis.state.wi.us Rep. Roger RIvard (75th District) State Capitol Room 307 North P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 608-266-2519 • 888-534-0075 rep.rivard@legis.wi.gov U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson 2 Russell Courtyard Washington, D.C. 20510 202-224-5323

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Sen. Robert Jauch (25th District) Room 415 South, State Capitol P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707 Sen.Jauch@legis.state.wi.us Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (10th District) State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707 608-266-7745 • 715-232-1390 Toll-free - 800-862-1092 sen.harsdorf@legis.state.wi.us Rep. Nick Milroy (73rd District) Room 8 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708 rep.milroy@legis.state.wi.us

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A somewhat mournful point was made recently by one of our staff members. Here in the newsroom we are literally forced to read about local tragedies that occur. We have to research them, write them, proofread them and even listen to feedback about them at times. Readers, on the other hand, can see a tragic headline or photo and have the option of simply turning the page or placing their cup of coffee over a headline that appears disturbing. Disturbing is in the eyes of the reader, but most of us agree this spring seems to be off to an auspicious start in terms of local road-related tragedies. A Barron High School student lost his life in a motorcycle mishap recently. A few weeks ago a Trego couple were killed while riding motorcyle in a collision at a notoriously dangerous intersection in Barron County. Three people lost their lives in a head-on collision north of Danbury earlier this month. Two fatal accidents took place in and near the small village of Dresser within days of each other. As we go to press, the report of another traffic fatality- this time on Hwy. 8 - is being reported over the police scanner. There were various factors in each of the accidents and some factors are just unknown. These accidents are like bad moons rising - we stare at them and sometimes come to the conclusion that they are an inevitable fact of life. The DOT notes that roads are getting safer and overall statistics show that. But if you’re taking into account numbers and studies, there’s the National Health Rankings by county which not only measures smoking rates and child poverty but also road mortality. Our counties here in NW Wisconsin shouldn’t be too proud of its ranking in those three categories. And why? Alcohol is often a factor, and if there is a reason for driving under the influence it has to be intoxication itself because ignorance is no excuse. Local law enforcement, with help from groups like Burnett County’s Adolescent AODA Prevention Coalition, has done an outstanding job to keep alcohol and other drugs from playing a factor in highway travel and other potentially fatal activities. (Please read “Community coalition and police join forces ...” page 12) Awareness in general by drivers doesn’t always work but has to be considered the most vital weapon against becoming a road statistic. This is past the point of sounding like a commercial, but we should drive like our life depended on it. One caller to our newsroom recently reflected on his witnessing a fatal accident scene, using a haunting phrase that should have us thinking beyond simply driving the speed limit. “It’s always a sunny day ...” Editorials by Gary King

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• Letters to the editor • The real ObamaCare Dr. Jensen makes several observations regarding ObamaCare. “Forcing” insurance companies to rebate a portion of their profits thereby discouraging private investors from investing in health insurance companies will only lead to the ultimate goal of ObamaCare. That’s to make the federal government the sole provider of health care to all people in the USA. I would rather see investors profiting from their investments in insurance companies than to watch the inevitable repeat by government health-care employees of the current GSA disgrace where government bureaucrats are caught bragging about how much tax money they can waste without anyone even attempting to hold them accountable. While I don’t like government rules, I do recognize the need for some of them. He mentions uninsured drivers—roads are built and maintained by the taxpayers. In order to use them you are required to apply for a license to drive. To get it you must show some knowledge of the “rules of the road,” you have to prove you are capable of driving a vehicle safely, and you have to show that you have insurance to cover the cost of damage you might cause to the property of others. There’s no comparison between that and ObamaCare. A more appropriate comparison might be malpractice insurance, which is purchased to cover the cost of mistakes that might be made while providing health care to patients. Of course, under the single-payer system, the federal government would employ all the doctors, so there would no longer be any need for malpractice insurance. I have no problem with paying for my uninsured neighbors quadruple bypass as long as two things are clear. One is that my neighbor is a citizen of the U.S. The second is that it is clearly established that he doesn’t have the resources to pay the bill. That happens now, except for the citizen part. Most major surgeries are covered by the patient’s own insurance. Under ObamaCare taxpayers would be paying for all medical care even if the pa-

tient were fully capable of paying his own way. Fifty million uninsured in the country? I believe that includes millions of “uninsured” children of insured parents, whose insurance covers the medical needs of those “uninsured” kids. The number also includes millions of illegal immigrants. If you are here illegally, leave! You have no business expecting to feed off the benefits of U.S. citizenship. Bob Blake Clam Falls

A handout … for this company? “This is another great jobs victory for Wisconsin,” stated Gov. Walker, “We are pleased that Polaris Industries selected ...” etc.; or is it. It seems like it was just yesterday that Polaris Industries was laying off hundreds of workers for higher profits by moving some of their operations to Mexico. Well folks, 89 new jobs for $595,000 in tax credits or $6,685 per new job from the taxpayers of Wisconsin for this privilege seems fair. The poor shareholders (owners) need all the help they can get, and well, us taxpayers need to sacrifice our educational system, health care and other state programs to ensure the success of Polaris Industries ($350 million in additional tax breaks to business in the last state budget). Both state Sen-Harsdorf and Rep-Severson echoed Walkers comments. With these two protecting us taxpayers from a greedy government that should be interested in the welfare of Wisconsin citizens and then giving welfare to companies that lay off hundreds and then reward them with tax breaks for hiring 89. That’s why we need to make sure Walker and his supporters get re-elected to finish the job of lowering wages and benefits down to Mississippi level so the poor companies can ensure their stockholders better standard of living. Well, maybe not.

The information below comes from Polaris Industries Web Site. “The second quarter profits for this company were up, net income 90 percent to 48.7 million, the gross profit margin increased 29.2 percent with earning for the full year to be 39 percent to 41 percent higher than 2010. This due to lower product and warranty costs, higher selling cost, and favorable currency movement (weaker U.S. dollar). Also rising 2011 earnings of each share by $5.93-$6.05.” Does this company need a handout? Jeff Timmons Amery

Walker’s war on women … on Wisconsin I never worried whether Republicans or Democrats led Wisconsin government. America’s first progressives were Wisconsin Republicans and that legacy showed. Though I often disagreed with individual issues voted upon by the “other side,” I was convinced both parties would prioritize education, clean air and water, natural resources and safety nets for more vulnerable citizens. When Gov. Walker arrived in Jan. of 2011 with a massive budget reform bill, I thought: “What? He’s elected in November and arrives with a fully worked out reform bill two months later? Hmm?” Immediate attacks on public education, labor, public workers, the voter suppression issues and repeal of laws that had taken months of public hearings, etc., were handled with the finesse of a sledgehammer, and I knew life had shifted significantly. I learned who authored many bills rammed through by the brothers Fitzgerald and ably supported by our own Sen. Harsdorf and Assemblyman Severson. An extremely well-funded group in Washington, D.C., the American Legislative Exchange Council, had boilerplate legislation ready for just the right moment: a GOP governor and legislature. Walker is an ALEC poster child.

www.alec.org and www.alecexposed.org. Fourteen brave senators took a career risk by leaving thus calling the attention of the nation to the heavy-handed tactics. Otherwise, the effects would not have been revealed for months. Walker now has signed a bill repealing the state’s 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court. Working women will be seriously affected by this. One report stated that since 2009, Wisconsin women’s wages had risen, not to equal men’s wages for comparable work, but, up from 75 cents to 82 cents for every dollar a male counterpart was paid. Watch that drop again. The law allowed individuals to plead discrimination cases in less costly state circuit court system, rather than just federal court, a provision the newest legislation rolled back. Under Walker, there will be no recourse in state employment law for women who are sexually harassed in the workplace or for minorities who are subjected to racial epithets and other signs of discrimination. Check wisconsinbudgetproject.org. Compassionate people will be heartsick to see how legislation will enrich a few on the backs of children and needy. Learn how Walker’s legislation to stop adjusting the Homestead Credit for inflation affects low-income seniors. Read the facts beyond the claim to bring business to Wisconsin. In a recent study, Wisconsin is the bottom of the growth picture. See what will happen when food stamp assistance is cut, even though one in seven citizens and one in four children depend upon this aid. Our relatives, neighbors and friends. Stand with Walker if you wish, but do so with eyes wide open to facts, not to his ads paid for by companies who benefit at our expense. Refuse to let our loved state become just another wholly owned subsidiary of Koch, Exxon, Johnson, etc. corporations Marilyn Brissett St. Croix Falls

• Area news at a glance • Coast Guard busy on Lake Superior DULUTH, Minn. - The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated a crew member from a freighter off the Superior entry on Thursday evening, April 12, after the man suffered an asthma attack. The 27-year-old man, a Canadian citizen, was taken from the 730-foot Algoma Olympic by a Coast Guard rescue boat, according to a Coast Guard news release. He was transferred to an ambulance on land and taken to Essentia Health - St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. The news release reported that the man was in good condition at the time of the transfer to the ambulance. His identity and current condition were not released. According to the Coast Guard, the station in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., received the evacuation request at about 8:30 p.m. A Coast Guard rescue crew from Duluth and a local emergency medical responder boarded a 45-foot response boat-medium and went to the freighter to evacuate the crew member. The Canadian-flagged Algoma Olympic was anchored off the Superior entry at the time of the evacuation, waiting to enter the harbor to load iron ore pellets in Superior. Thursday’s incident was the second medical evacuation conducted by the Coast Guard on Lake Superior last week. On Tuesday, April 10, a Coast Guard helicopter airlifted an ailing crew member off the freighter Sam Laud

near Isle Royale. - Duluth News-Tribune

Theater to screen best from film festival HAYWARD – On Thursday, April 19, Hayward’s Park Theater will debute a four-part series of screenings of some of the world’s finest independent films when it opens the best of the finalists of the Manhattan Short Film Festival. The twohour April 19 showing will be the first in a series that will continue in on the third Thursdays of May, June and July, offering more from the Best of the Finalist series from 1998-2011. Shorts for the April series will come from Canada, Poland, Australia, Syria and the United States. Series topics are timely, the content is varied, the pace is lively and the styles are diverse. For more information visit the Park Theater Web site at www.parktheater project.com. Sisters make initial appearance ST. CROIX COUNTY - A pair of sisters made an initial appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court Thursday, April 12, on felony sex assault charges related to an October incident in the Town of Somerset. Valery M. Bartkey, 24, St. Paul, formerly of Somerset, and Amanda L. Johnson, 18, Hudson, appeared before Judge Howard W. Cameron Thursday, April 12. Bartkey and Johnson were each charged with

felony second-degree sexual assault, misdemeanor battery and criminal damage. Johnson was also charged with intimidation of a victim. They each posted $5,000 signature bonds. The criminal complaint alleged Bartkey and Johnson threatened an 18-year-old man, made him drink urine and pulled his penis with pliers at a Somerset residence. Other unnamed young people and Bartkey’s 4-year-old child were at the residence during the incident. Bartkey also pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct in a separate case stemming from a Sept. 2 incident. The police report alleged Bartkey had offered sex to passersby at the Holiday Station in Somerset. - rivertowns.net

Railroad line rehabilitation CAMERON - Railroad ties have been distributed along the railroad tracks between Cameron and Ladysmith, another sign that Canadian National is moving closer to rehabilitating the 33.5-mile line. Recently, trucks loaded with the black wooden ties were seen driving down the line distributing the ties. Hundreds of the ties had been stacked along the railroad in Canton and Weyerhaeuser. CN spokesperson Patrick Waldron said railroad materials are being stocked at the line should the company decide to move forward with rehabilitation. He said that

decision has not been made yet. Waldron said CN is working on acquiring new business in the region, primarily transportation of frac sand. About a dozen companies have expressed interest in developing frac sand mining operations in Barron County in the past two years. The fast influx has created a significant need for more rail access in order to move the sand to gas and oil wells across North America where the sand is used for hydraulic fracturing to extract the fossil fuels. One sand processing and transload site is operating along the Progressive Rail line in the Town of Dovre near New Auburn. Two others are under construction along the same line in the town. Another is nearing completion on the south side of New Auburn in Chippewa County. Much of the CN line runs through the Town of Sumner where two companies have frac sand plans. Richard Kibbe of Canadian Sand and Proppants, which is developing an 199-acre site just south of Hwy. 8 in the town, said the company may be interested in rail access in the town in the future. CSP plans to begin constructing a transload facility at the active CN line in Ladysmith this summer. Rice Lake Chronotype (chronotype.com)

Fake Democrats can stay on the ballot, says GAB by Gary King Leader editor STATEWIDE - Republicans will be able to run six candidates as Democrats in the upcoming round of recall elections, according to a statement released Tuesday, April 17, by the Government Accountability Board. The GAB, which consists of six former judges, voted 6-0 to leave in place the “protest candidates” who filed paperwork to run in the recall contests against Gov. Scott Walker and five other GOP officials.

“In general, Wisconsin election laws do not require an individual to be a member of a political party to seek that party’s nomination in a primary election,” GAB election staff cited in a memo issued Monday, April 16. Six Republicans were recruited by the state Republican Party to run for office as Democrats in four state Senate recall elections and in the recall contests for governor and lieutenant governor. The move was to make sure GOP candidates did not face a general election on the day of the

primary, which would occur if a primary candidate ran unopposed. The six protest candidates are James Engel, Gladys Huber, Isaac Weix, Gary Ellerman, Tamra Lyn Varebrook and James Buckley. Democrats say the move is illegal, noting the GOP broke state election law when they lied on nomination papers. GAB staff attorneys wrote in a memo that depending on one’s political perspective, the candidates might be viewed as “justified, clever, mischievous or mislead-

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ing” but “board staff cannot determine that they are illegal.” The GAB approved a list of candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate, including a liberal Walker critic who also is running as a spoiler candidate in the governor’s race. - with information from Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Johnson re-elected as county board chair

by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE — The April 3 elections mean that it is time to reorganize at the local government, and the Polk County Board of Supervisors spent the day Tuesday, April 17, electing new committees as well as a new board chair and vice chairs. William Johnson IV was elected to serve a second term as board chair, with Kristine Kremer-Hartung as first vice chair and Dean Johansen elected to a second term as second vice chair. Johnson is the first board supervisor to be elected to two terms as chair since Donald Getschel, who served the two terms between 2000 and 2004. Prior even to the election of the chair and vice chairs, the board reviewed, amended and approved the county board rules of order. The rules of order outline the running of meetings, how ordinances and resolutions will be submitted and acted upon, voting and the election or appointment of committee members. Duties of the county board chair, compensation of supervisors and other items related to the board are also included. Rather than work from the rules of order from previous years, the board accepted a revision offered by Supervisor Patricia Schmidt. The revision, Schmidt said, was a streamlining of the old rules of order to make them easier to understand, with some minor changes. Consideration of the rules of order included a lengthy discussion on the process of filling the 10 standing committees that oversee county departments. These committees consist primarily of board supervisors, although some committees also require citizen members. This year, by a vote of 13 to 10, the board

Bob Kazmierski, community resource agent with UW-Extension, helped conduct the election of county supervisors to governing committees. implemented a new method of filling the committees. This method allowed the “veteran” supervisors, those who were on the board for the 2010-12 term, to be the first to select the committees on which they wished to serve. After this the “newcomers” made their selections. An election process among the board was then utilized to get each committee to its required size. Among the concerns that were raised about this method was that election to a committee was not based on background or merit, although others argued that seniority is itself a merit. Others noted that each supervisor had filled out a survey

William Johnson IV, right, was elected to his second term as chair of the Polk County Board of Supervisors. Elected first vice chair was Kristine Kremer-Hartung, with Dean Johansen elected as second vice chair. — Photos by Mary Stirrat

Taking the oath of office at the Tuesday, April 17, meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors are (L to R) Jared Cockroft, Russell Arcand and Neil Johnson. with committee preferences and related experiences, but this was not followed. Another change in the rules of order, in addition to the process of filling committees, was the decision to hold committee of the whole or planning and informational meetings as needed. These meetings would possibly be held quarterly, primarily as a way for the board to share discuss information. Whether meeting as a committee of the whole or for planning and information, said county Administrator Dana Frey, the board would have statutory rules to follow. The committee of the whole can make recommendations to be acted upon by the board at its regular meetings, while the planning and information meetings would be more for discussion.

Administrator report Frey reported that, contrary to earlier projections, tax delinquencies in the county are still at record levels. Although property taxes are not being paid on these properties, he said, the county must still pay the assessed amounts to the other taxing entities. Delinquencies are running at about $4.5 million, he said, compared with the normal $2.5 million. Frey also reported that the evaluation of the Polk County Library Federation has been completed. He distributed copies of the evaluation report, which will be discussed by the board in May. The report reviews library services, budget and programs, and addresses steps for maintaining the library as is it, expanding or decreasing its scope, and eliminating it. Finally, Frey said that talks continue with Burnett County regarding consolidation of services, particularly emergency communications.

Placing himself as a candidate for the Polk County Personnel Committee is supervisor James Edgell. Supervisors indicated their committee preferences, then were elected by the full board through a ballot process. Highway projects In accordance with the county’s purchasing policy, which requires board action to approve all public works projects over $150,000, the board approved six highway projects totaling nearly $1.84 million. The voice vote was not unanimous. The projects are all included in the 2012 budget, and include an ultrathin overlay on CTH S, overlay on CTH EE, chip sealing on CTH A and CTH T, prep work for 2013 construction on CTH A, and pulverizing and paving on CTH E. All projects are segments of roads.

Beginning of term administrative items fill Burnett agenda to the board to name Freese’s successor. The election of officers returned the same board officers to the positions they held during the last term. Don Taylor was chosen chairman, Ed Peterson first vice chairman and Rick Anderson second vice chairman.

by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer SIREN - The agenda of the Burnett County supervisors was filled with routine business as they began their new term at their meeting Tuesday, April 17.

Led by county clerk Wanda Hinrichs, the Burnett County supervisors took their oath of office at their Tuesday, April 17, meeting. – Photos by Carl Heidel

Gene McLain was appointed by the Burnett County Board of Supervisors to fill the vacant First item of business was to appoint supervisor’s position in District 3 at the Gene McLain to the position of supervisor board’s meeting Tuesday, April 17. of District 3. The position became vacant

when former Supervisor Eldon Freese chose to retire and not run for re-election. No one ran to fill the vacancy, so it was left

In business, the board: • adopted revisions in the land use ordinance that will allow greater flexibility in land usage; • recommitted to the natural resources committee, for further development, a resolution calling for support of the concept of developing an ATV park; • gave support to the idea of an ATV park in a nonbinding vote; • approved a resolution calling on eligible towns and villages to institute a room tax as a means for funding tourism promotion; • approved a measure that will allow the county to receive money from the St. Croix Tribe and Bureau of Indian Affairs for maintenance of some county roads; • and approved hiring of Rhonda Reynolds to perform the duties of emergency management director at a salary not to exceed $58,000 annually.


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State income tax has unintended consequences WISTAX looks at overwithholding, unlegislated tax hikes, and more MADISON – As the 2012 income tax season ends, many filers would probably agree that it may be time to add the Wisconsin income tax to Ripley’s “Believe It or Not.” Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd A. Berry explained, “Years of piecemeal change, often driven by the narrow lobbyist agendas, have changed our state income tax into a hodgepodge of unintended consequences, conflicting incentives and unnecessary complexity.” Berry offered these observations in making public findings of a two-part study prepared by the WISTAX research team. Celebrating its 80th year, WISTAX is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to public policy research and citizen education. Among the study’s findings are: Overwithholding: The state’s income tax withholding tables are structured so

that most paychecks have significantly more withheld than is owed in taxes. For “typical” filers, overwithholding can often range from 20 to 50 percent of tax due. Each year, the state withholds over $1.5 billion more than taxpayers owe. The result is that each year, taxpayers make a large, interest-free loan to the state. Unlegislated tax hikes: Tax brackets and the standard deduction have been indexed, adjusted for inflation, since 1999. However, personal exemptions and limits on tax credits have not, which leads to unseen tax increases due to inflation. For “typical” filers whose income grew only at the rate of inflation from 2001 to 2011, WISTAX found that, due to failure to adjust exemptions and credit limits, income taxes were 6 to 11 percent higher in 2011 than had these features of tax law been adjusted for inflation. Work or retire? Even though a retiree and a new college graduate can have the same income, WISTAX also found that the college graduate could pay eight times more in tax than the retiree. The main reason is that, since 2008, Wisconsin has not taxed Social Security. As a result, a retiree

with $40,000 of income, $20,000 of it from Social Security, could pay less than $200 in state income tax, while a recent college grad with $40,000 of earnings would pay more than $1,600. Marriage penalty: The current state income tax also creates largely unknown incentives and disincentives to marry or divorce. WISTAX found that a married couple with each spouse earning $40,000 would pay almost 15 percent more in state income tax than if they divorced and filed as two single taxpayers. If the two separated but did not divorce, their combined taxes would be almost 7 percent above what they paid as a married couple. Rising complexity: To simplify filing of the state income tax, Wisconsin supposedly follows federal income definitions. However, due to legislative action and inaction, Wisconsin identifies more than 70 additions to or subtractions from federal law, a figure nearly double the number from 10 years ago. Further complicating tax filing, Wisconsin has tripled the number of tax credits from 10 in 2001 to 30 in 2011. These changes help explain why the number of pages of tax instructions has

grown more than 20 percent. Low income versus middle income: Compared to other states, Wisconsin’s income tax treats low-income filers generously but is surprisingly tough on middle-income filers. For married couples with incomes under $20,000, Wisconsin’s 2008 income taxes were among the 10 lowest nationally, due largely to the state Earned Income Tax Credit. However, for couples with incomes between $50,000 and $150,000, the state’s tax burden ranked in the top 10. For single filers with incomes from $35,000 to $150,000, state income taxes here were also among the top 10 nationally. Free copies of the latest Focus newsletter, “Composting the state income tax,” and The Wisconsin Taxpayer magazine, The Nation’s First, The State’s Largest, further detail who files and who pays the state income tax. They are available by visiting www.wistax.org; e-mailing wistax@wistax.org; calling 608-241-9789; or writing WISTAX at 401 North Lawn Ave., Madison, WI 53704-5033. - from Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

Luck’s 2012 solo and ensemble results Class B First Clarinet duet: Travis Mueller and Kalley Lunsmann Trumpet/trombone duet: Emily Warren and Angela Gore Misc. brass trio: Jordan Hendrickson, Angela Gore and Derek Hutton Class A Third Vocal DBL quartet: Lena Ueke-Foster, Hannah Karl, Katelyn Dinnies and Taylor Joy; Dylan LeMay, Brendan Fenning, Gabe Hendrickson and Jan Rozumalski Class A Second Vocal solo: Reilly Giller Vocal solo: Angela Gore Vocal duet: Lena Ueke Foster and Brianna Schaar Vocal duet: Reilly Giller and Whitney Petersen Vocal DBL quartet: Jordan Hendrickson, Jes Pedersen, Sam Nelson and Austin Hillman-Baker, Gabe Hendrickson, Dylan LeMay, Brendan Fenning and Jan Rozumalski Barbershop quartet: Sam Nelson, Jes Pedersen, Austin Hillman-Baker and Dylan LeMay Class A First Vocal solo: Abbie Otlo Vocal solo: Sam Nelson Vocal duet: Abbie Otlo and Julie Franzel Vocal quartet: Taylor Joy, Haley Dikkers, Julie Franzel and Katelyn Dinnies Oboe solo: Julie Franzel Flute trio: Haley Foeller, Abbie Otlo and Leah LeMay Saxophone solo: Steven Holdt Trumpet quartet: Reilly Giller, Jes Pedersen, Karsten Petersen and Camille Marsten Class A First – State qualifying entries Vocal solo: Haley Dikkers Vocal solo: Katelyn Dinnies Vocal solo: Julie Franzel Musical theatre: Haley Dikkers Vocal duet: Sam Nelson and Katelyn Dinnies Vocal duet: Austin Hillman-Baker and Reilly Giller Vocal duet: Katelyn Dinnies and Haley Dikkers

Bottom row (L to R): Gabe Hendrickson, Brendan Fenning, Jan Rozumalski, Taylor Joy, Katelyn Dinnies, Kylie Rich, Leah LeMay and Brianna Schaar. Second row: Abbie Otlo, Kalley Lunsmann, Geoffrey Maiden Mueller, Lori Jorgenson, Katie Pfaff, Whitney Petersen, Reilly Giller and Megan Bartylla. Third row: Sam Nelson, Haley Foeller, Angela Gore, Emily Warren, Samantha Gore, Haley Dikkers, Dylan LeMay and Hannah Karl. Back row: Derek Hutton, Tanner Nielsen, Jes Pedersen, Jordan Hendrickson, Travis Mueller, Camille Marsten and Karsten Petersen. Missing: Austin Hillman-Baker, Julie Franzel, Steven Holdt and Lena Ueke Foster. – Photos submitted Vocal trio” Katelynn Dinnies, Haley Dikkers and Julie Franzel Bassoon solo: Best in Site, Geoffrey MaidenMueller Sax solo: Kylie Rich Saxophone duet: Kylie Rich and Katelyn Dinnies Saxophone trio: Kylie Rich, Megan Bartylla and Katie Pfaff Woodwind trio: Geoffrey MaidenMueller, Abbie Otlo and Julie Franzel Woodwind quintet” Best in Site, Geoffrey MaidenMueller, Samantha Gore, Abbie Otlo, Julie Franzel and Travis Mueller Trombone, baritone duet: Derek Hutton and Jordan Hendrickson Marimba solo: Tanner Nielsen Marimba duet: Tanner Nielsen and Lori Jorgenson Piano solo: Tanner Nielsen. - submitted

Bottom row (L to R): Abbie Otlo, Geoffrey MaidenMueller, Katelyn Dinnies, Kylie Rich and Travis Mueller. Second row: Sam Nelson, Lori Jorgenson, Katie Pfaff, Reilly Giller and Megan Bartylla. Back row: Derek Hutton, Tanner Nielsen, Haley Dikkers, Samantha Gore and Jordan Hendrickson. Missing: Julie Franzel and Austin Hillman-Baker.

Appeals court upholds law that bars felons from hunting by Gilman Halsted Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Those convicted of a felony can’t go gun hunting in Wisconsin. A state appeals court ruling this week clarified the law. But the attorney for the man who challenged it still isn’t convinced. The three-judge panel rejected the claim by Thomas Pocian and his attorney, Craig Powell, that the law banning all felons from possessing firearms is unconstitutionally broad. Powell says he still hasn’t

decided whether he’ll appeal it. But he says the fact that Pocian was convicted of forging $1,500 in bad checks 26 years ago when he was 18 shouldn’t bar him from hunting now, “There are reasonable restrictions for people with violent records and histories, but that’s not Mr. Pocian, and the statute in our view is problematic constitutionally because it sweeps in too many people. It is certainly unconstitutional in Mr. Pocian’s case given his specific record.”

But the state appeals court ruling cites a federal court ruling upholding a categorical ban on felons possessing firearms. Some hopeful hunters with youthful felony records have found relief from the governor’s pardon advisory commission. Under past administrations, the governor has granted pardons to people with nonviolent felonies solely for the purpose of hunting. But Powell says that violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution, “Because you deal with different

governors who may impose different standards, have different parole boards and commissions who view things differently, so it can’t be applied equally to all people over time.” In fact, Gov. Scott Walker recently announced he will not grant any pardons because he believes it’s the role of the courts, not the executive branch, to forgive people for their crimes.

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Community coalition and police join forces to prevent teen drinking BURNETT COUNTY - April is Alcohol Awareness Month, thus the Burnett County Adolescent AODA Prevention Coalition and Burnett County Law Enforcement have joined forces to prevent adult-hosted drinking parties in Burnett County using the Parents Who Host Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking campaign. Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a community effort that alerts parents to the legal and health-related consequences of purchasing, providing or pouring alcohol for anyone under age 21, other than their own child. As part of the campaign, coalition members will be providing informa-

tion about the dangers of underage drinking, the legal consequences of hosting underage drinking in your home and how parents and other family members can host safe and fun alcohol-free events for youth. “Too many people think underage drinking is harmless or worse - acceptable if parents take car keys away from youth. Every year we hear about teens dying from alcohol poisoning, alcohol-related crashes and drowning that occur after adults provide alcohol to youth.” Lil Piñero, SPF-SIG coordinator for the Burnett County Adolescent AODA Prevention Coalition. “Nobody has the right to en-

danger the welfare of someone else’s child by providing them with alcohol. Other parents can’t provide permission for you to serve their kids alcohol. In fact, those who host underage drinking parties can be fined up to $500 per underage youth. Simply put, this could be up to $10,000 for a party of 20 underage youth,” she added. “The Burnett County law enforcement takes underage drinking and the adults who sell or serve alcohol to youth very seriously,” said Sheriff Dean Roland. Individuals who purchase, provide or pour alcohol for anyone under age 21, except their own child, is breaking the law and will be charged under state or municipal

law,” he warned. In addition to the planned public information effort, local law enforcement will be conducting alcohol age compliance checks in the area to confirm that local vendors comply with laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol to anyone under age 21. “Underage drinking is illegal, has longterm health consequences and is a factor in all five of the leading causes of death among youth,” said Piñero. “We want this to be a happy prom and commencement season; underage drinking isn’t part of that picture,” she added. - submitted

Study raises concerns about farm runoff by Churck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - A new study raises more concern about chemical and fertilizer runoff from Wisconsin farm fields. Phosphorus and nitrogen washing from

farm fields are well-known threats to rivers and lakes. The environmental working group has analyzed federal data for Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa and finds the chemicals also frequently get into drinking water. The

Unity Community Education Luck Community Education The classes listed below may be the catalyst you need to stay active in your community this spring. Please contact Amy Aguado at Luck Community Ed for more details at 715-472-2152, Ext. 103 or e-mail amya@lucksd.k12.wi.us. Preregistration, at least one week prior to class, is required, since there’s both a minimum number for the classes to run and a maximum number cap. Water aerobics. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through May 17, 9-10 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays, thru May 16, 45 p.m. Fee: $52/$28 senior fee. Instructor: Stephanie Robinson. Next six-week sessions run May 21 – July 3. Home composting Monday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $5. Instructor: Barb Kass. Make-and-take rain barrel workshop Monday, April 30, 7 p.m. Fee: $10. Bone Lake Beavers 4-H and Luck Community Ed are proud to receive a Coca-Cola Foundation grant to make rain barrels. Call Comm Ed to get on the roster. Needed: lots of 50-gallon plastic food-grade barrels (free/cheap) to help keep the project cost low. Help? Spring Field Day Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free. The Wisconsin Draft Horse and Mule Association will showcase how spring plowing and other field

work was accomplished years ago. The event is at the Luck School soccer field area. Make a Mother’s Day basket with Becky and Shirley Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee: $12/$8 ages 62-plus. Instructor: Shirley Crowe and Becky Dickinson. $10 supply fee. Day trips by motorcoach Call for reservation at 715-463-5165, Ext. 160 or for more information. Nifty, thrifty shopping trip. Thursday, April 26. Reservation needed by April 20. Cost: $25, bus only. “Mark Twain’s ‘Mississippi’” on Wednesday, May 9. Cost: $65 coach, buffet lunch and show. Leave Grantsburg at 9:45 a.m. Register by April 25. Call Luck Community Education for more information about the following: “The Church Basement Ladies” at Plymouth Playhouse. Thursday, May 3. Cost: $38 coach and 1 p.m. show at Plymouth Playhouse. Leave Luck at 10 a.m., additional pickup locations by request, and enjoy your picnic lunch at a Plymouth park prior to show. Register by April 23. Ongoing Walking at Luck School Walkers are welcome anytime between 3:45 and 7:30 p.m. on days when school is in session. Sign up with Luck Community Education for instructions and ID tag.

group says one area with widespread contamination is along Lake Winnebago. Study co-author Olga Naidenko says she’s not warning of an imminent health threat. Naidenko says Wisconsin state agency programs are actively alerting people

about nitrogen pollution in groundwater. But she says Congress needs to make more changes in the federal farm bill to reform crop subsidies and encourage more land conservation.

Democrats claim partial redistricting victory by Chuck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio MILWAUKEE - Democrats are claiming partial victory in the legislative redistricting case. Federal judges have declared what two state Assembly districts will look like in Milwaukee. Last month, the three-judge panel ruled that a Republican-controlled remapping plan for the Districts 8 and 9 violated protections for Latinos under the federal Voting Rights Act, and Wednesday, April 11, the judges rejected the substitute GOP lawmakers submitted, and chose a map more favorable to Latinos and Democrats. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says the ruling is good, the delay is not. Senate GOP Leader Scott Fitzgerald

says he prefers to focus on the court not throwing out plans for 130 other legislative districts, and Wisconsin’s eight congressional maps, while a spokesperson for Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen expresses disappointment in the Milwaukee districts ruling and says it may be appealed. Meanwhile, Barca says ideally, plaintiffs in the redistricting case would attempt to again get the court to help hundreds of thousands of people who won’t get to vote for a state Senator for six years, because of the way Republicans redrew Senate maps. Some of those editorial writers have suggested putting the next redistricting in the hands of an independent panel. Tune in 10 years from now to see if that’s the case.

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Pamida store begins conversion to Shopko Hometown LEFT: The Pamida store in Spooner is preparing to begin its conversion to Shopko Hometown. A liquidation sale is the first step in the conversion process. “We are eager to be one step closer to bringing the Shopko Hometown experience to Spooner. The Shopko Hometown format has already been overwhelmingly embraced by customers in seven markets where we have already converted stores,” said Paul Jones, Shopko president, chairman and CEO. Shopko is owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt and other investments in market-leading companies. RIGHT: Once the liquidation sale at Pamida is complete, the store conversion will take approximately five to six weeks from start to finish and will include new interior and exterior signage, updated and supplemented fixtures, improved store design and layout, as well as an expanded merchandise mix.— Photos by Suzanne Johnson

Frederic man honored by Federal Bar Association MINNEAPOLIS - On Wednesday, April 11, Benjamen Linden received the Harry A. Sieben Award from the Minnesota Federal Bar Association at the 30th-annual Law Student Scholarship Award ceremony. The award was presented by the Honorable Paul A. Magnuson.

Every year, one student from each of the four law schools in the Minneapolis metro area is honored by the Federal Bar Association for outstanding scholarship, leadership and interest in the federal judicial system. Linden will complete his degree at the William Mitchell

College of Law in May. After graduation, he will work for the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi. He is the son of Charles and Betty Linden of Frederic, and the grandson of (the late) Leonard and Signe Linden, and Robert and Agnes Olson of Grantsburg. - submitted


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Tammi’s Wildlife Center scheduled to open in June

More than 200 attend fundraiser last Sunday

FREDERIC – Over 200 people participated in the fundraising event held at the Frederic Senior Center on Sunday, April 15. Tammi’s Wildlife Rescue and Wellness Center Inc. hosted a chili/soup luncheon, along with a petting zoo and games for the whole family. Tamara Larson, one of the founders of the nonprofit organization, put on a PowerPoint presentation explaining the nonprofit’s goal to serve the community and to also inform the public about the services their new clinic will provide. The clinic opens this summer on June 1. The “Pink House,” located at 1502 300th Ave., was recently zoned as a commercial property by the village of Frederic. Located across Hwy. 35 from Larsen Auto, this one-time residence is now being converted to a low-cost pet/wildlife clinic by wildlife rehabilitator Larson and veterinarian Suzanne Johnson. Starting June 1, TWRWC Inc. will be open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon. During these business hours, affordable health care for the area’s pet owners will be scheduled, along with the clinic being a drop-off site and treatment facility for the area’s injured and orphaned wildlife. While the “Pink House” clinic cannot be a full-service animal hospital at this time, and will not be able to take in domestic animal emergencies, the clinic will be able to provide routine medical care and help area residents find facilities for more serious situations. It is the goal of Larson and Johnson to eventually have a full-service hospital. This will be accomplished with future fundraisers and federal and local grants. TWRWC Inc. is currently being reviewed for nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. “We were overwhelmed and humbled by the public support on Sunday,” stated Johnson. “The funds raised will go a long way with purchasing equipment. Both Tamara and I are very excited about the grand opening in June.” You can visit their Web site at www.tammiswildliferescue.com for the newest wildlife stories, construction progress and event updates. - submitted

Tamara Larson (photo at left) helped play host to more than 200 people who gathered at the Frederic Senior Center last Sunday, April 15, as part of a fundraiser for the new wildlife rescue and wellness center Larson, a wildlife rehabilitator, and local veterinarian Suzanne Johnson are establishing. The center is planning to open this summer. - Photos submitted

Attending Sunday’s fundraiser, along with a variety of animals, were Jared Lund and Olivia Schauls (photo at left) and Greta Johnson (photo at right). - Photos submitted

River’s Rally benefit/from page 1 daughter, Faith, who died in the womb. The song was written by Smithmier, Joel Sayles and Lacek. It got viral exposure via Facebook and YouTube, as well as airplay on Minneapolis radio station KEEY-FM. The song was also part of the multiartist album titled “Hope Rocks Volume II,“ the benefits of which went to Faith’s Lodge. Last summer, the band’s third single, “North Country,” debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. As one of the oganizers of Satuday’s show, Ben Wheeler noted that he was overwhelmed by the support shown at the event. “It was a great turnout and an amazing show!” he noted. The Wheelers now turn their focus to their May 5 event in Milltown, which will offer family-oriented events, including a bike race, a run race and drawings for prizes. More information is available on

Members of Rocket Club posed with River’s Rally founders following Satuday’s show. Shown (L to R), back row: Danny Wheeler, Joel Sayles, Paula Foerst, Chris Hawkey, Brian Kroening, Cassae Foerst, Don Smithmier and Luke Kramer. Front row: Brenda Wheeler, Deanna Wheeler, Ben Wheeler, Jake Foerst and Jake Foerst (father). LEFT: Rocket Club’s lead singer, Chris Hawkey, performs “One More Day.” - Photos by Kelly Bakke, www.kixphoto.com


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Eagles highlight area boys golf scene

Take first place in opening meet of the season

by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LEADER LAND – For the past four seasons under coach Larry Stencil, the Unity boys golf team has been evolving into one of the area’s best golf teams, and 2012 will be no exception. The Eagles are a favorite to win the conference this season, and have set high goals of making a push toward the state tournament in Madison. In 2010 and 2011, the Eagles missed state by finishing third at sectionals both times, but experience, talent and depth will make these Eagles tough to beat. “As long as we take care of business, we should be in good shape,” said Stencil, who has 21 golfers vying for the allotted nine spots available for each meet. Stencil also said several golfers are competing for the fifth spot on varsity. Only the top five scores are recorded at each meet, and at this time, junior Jake Engebretsen is the Eagles fifth golfer. The other four golfers hoping to lead the Eagles this season include senior Reed Sorensen, a two-time state qualifier and three-year letter winner. Senior Ben Bengtson is a two-year letter winner back again this season, and Stencil says he plays a solid game and is cool under pressure. Senior Erik Nelson is a one-year letter winner and plays a strong all-around game. Junior Evan Lunda is another two-year letter winner who helped get the Eagles season to take flight during their first meet last week in Hudson at Troy Burne Golf Course, Monday, April 9. Lunda shot a 76 and tied with Garrett Loomis of River Falls for the medalist spot. The score was the best among 22 schools, including 12 from Division 1 and 10 from Division 2, which includes Unity. “Despite the wind, his iron play was on target, which allowed him to get three birdies. He expects a big year of himself and the team,” Stencil said. The Eagles placed first overall in Division 2 with a total score of 337, which was four strokes behind Division 1 Tartan High School out of Oakdale, Minn. Sorensen also finished strong in third place overall in Division 2, with a score of 79. “He made three bad swings which I know he would want back. He did not get rattled, and played his usual solid game,” said Stencil. Nelson ended up finishing with a score of 89, Engebretsen shot 93 and Bengtson finished with a score of 98. This is the third season in a row that the Eagles have had 21 golfers on the team, and Stencil says they’ll continue to strive for consistency and team depth. He also expects to see solid competition within the conference, particularly with Grantsburg and Siren, who show a lot of promise.

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The Unity Eagles boys golf team is loaded with talent again in 2012. Their first-place finish in Hudson last week is a good indicator. – Photo submitted “As with any good team, we need to keep our focus with each match or invitational to get better. Never be satisfied with the previous day’s results,” Stencil said.

Frederic golf The Frederic Vikings boys golf team will hope to compete with low numbers again this season. The team has just four players on the roster, but three are returning letter winners, with Chris Hopp leading the way as the team’s top golfer. Hopp was an allconference player last season and finished strong at the regional with 11th place among 46 other golfers. Nick Rognrud and Charlie Lindberg are back on the Vikings team again this season, and David Lindberg is also on the team. Kelly Steen, who has been with the program for 17 seasons, is hopeful the athletes will continue to improve throughout the year. “I am hoping that each golfer continues to improve each week. I have three returning letter winners and I look to them to post good scores for them. I expect that we will be in the lower half of the conference. Hope that we can post a team score at some matches and hope that they continue to improve,” said Steen. Grantsburg golf The Grantsburg Pirate boys golf team has a good chance at finishing near the top of the West and East Lakeland conference this season, with two all-conference players returning in 2012, including junior Jake Langevin and senior Ben Davis. Although the Pirates lost their top golfer to graduation, the other four are back again this

season after taking third place overall at the regional meet in 2011. The others include sophomore Lars Thoreson and junior Sean Handy. “We should have a solid team returning,” said second-year Pirates coach Tom Hullander but added that the team doesn’t have a lot of depth. Of the 10 golfers on the team there are four new to the game. The Pirates have also moved up from Division 3 to Division 2, which could make getting to the state tournament a bit more challenging.

Luck golf The Cardinal boys golfers are hoping to build on the talent of their youth, and as usual, have the advantage of a top-notch, quality golf course within walking distance of the campus, so close to home. After 22 years of coaching, Luck head coach Rick Giller thinks the Cards have a few golfers to keep your eyes on, especially with Brendan Fenning and Jordan Bazey. But Giller thinks they also have a number of quality athletes returning to the links other than Fenning and Bazey, including Casey Ekholm, Austin Holm, Luke Christensen and Colton Branville. The Cardinals are hoping to stay competitive within the conference, and Giller believes that the Unity Eagles may be the squad to beat this season for conference. He also looks forward to the Barron–Hayward-Rice Lake tournaments, as well as all conference tournament. “Unity first,” Giller said. “Not so sure about the rest.” His big challenge this year? “Getting players to understand the game,” Giller said. “The mechanics, the rules, all of it.” As for up-and-coming prospects, Giller is looking to freshmen Sam Nelson and

••• PRINCETON, N.J. – Olympic rower and St. Croix Falls graduate Megan Kalmoe is still in the mix for a return trip to the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Most recently, she was selected as the Athlete of the Month in April by World Rowing, an honor rarely bestowed on American rowers. Selections to the U.S. Olympic rowing team won’t be announced until June 22, but Kalmoe is on a continuous training schedule and recently competed in the doublesculls event at the National Selection Megan Kalmoe Regatta II, in Chula Vista, Calif., along with teammate Ellen Tomek, who competed with Kalmoe at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China. Kalmoe is currently back at Princeton, N.J., where she rejoined the rest of the USA women. The last two weeks in April will be used to decide groups that will be competing at the World Rowing Cup I and II. A link to the first of two interviews featuring Kalmoe and her nomination as Athlete of the Month can be found at t.co/cYAVLgs0. More information on Kalmoe and U.S. rowing can be found at USRowing.com and Row2k.com. – Marty Seeger ••• STATEWIDE – Grantsburg senior Daniel Biorn was selected as an alternate on the WBCA All-Star Team. He was selected as part of the Division 4 north team. The game, scheduled for June 14 at the JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells, is a fundraiser for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. Murdock Smith, of Siren, and Maria Miller and Corissa Schmidt, of Frederic, were selected to represent the Division 5 north teams and are currently looking for anyone wishing to donate to the MACC fund. Other area athletes that were selected as alternates include Elijah Hinze and Andrew Brown, of Siren, and Waylon Buck, of Frederic. ••• BALSAM LAKE – A youth baseball signup for Unity students in grades three - six will take place in the elementary cafeteria on Wednesday, April 25, beginning at 5:45 p.m. For more information contact Matt Humpal, 715497-0807. – Marty Seeger ••• 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

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Eagles boys track takes first at Spooner Tiger girls and boys edge competition by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Unity hosted a smallscale track meet with four area teams on Tuesday, April 17, with Frederic/Luck, Grantsburg, Webster and Unity. It was a good night for the Eagle boys, who placed first in seven of the 18 different events. One of the highlights for the Unity boys was Steven Kruger in the high jump. Kruger hit a mark of 6 feet, 4 inches, which is one-fourth of an inch shy of tying the Unity school record. Kruger will have several more opportunities to try to break that record yet this season. Xavier Foeller took first in both the 110meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles, and Oliver Raboin has remained strong in the shot put, taking first place and tossing to a mark of 45 feet, 6-1/2 inches. The Unity boys also took first in the 4x200meter relay with a time of 1 minute, 43.66 seconds and Colton Sorensen represented the Eagles with a first-place mark of 10 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault. The Webster boys also finished strong with Joey Erickson notching two, first-

Unity's Jenna Christensen has been a strong competitor in several events already this season, including the triple jump, where she placed first.

Austin Baker of Luck goes up in the pole vault for the Frederic/Luck boys team.

Steven Kruger of Unity, nearly tied the school record with this jump in the high jump on Tuesday, April 17, at Unity. He hit 6 feet, 4 inches, and the school record is 6 feet, 4-1/4 inches. – Photos by Marty Seeger unless otherwise noted place finishes in the 1,600-meter run, and the 800-meter run with times of 4:37.4 and 2:06.60 respectively. Taylor Heinz finished first for the Tigers in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.26 seconds, and Aaron Clay came out on top in the triple jump with a mark of 38 feet, five inches. Webster also took first in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:51.06. Frederic/Luck boys took first in the 100meter dash, the 400-meter dash, the long jump and the 4x100-meter relay. The Grantsburg boys also competed in several events, with Brendan Kutz taking the Pirates lone first-place finish in the 3,200meter run, with a time of 10:31.20. The Webster girls completely dominated the field taking first place in 11 events, starting with a first-place finish in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 11:55.36. In the 100-meter dash, Melissa Gustavson took first with a time of 12.9 seconds. In the discus, Chelsea Larson was first with a throw of 82 feet, 7 inches. Kally Schiller won both the 1,600-meter run, and 3,200-meter run with times of 5:43.81 and 12:00.89 respectively. In the high jump, Kelsey Sheffler took first with a jump of 4 feet, 7 inches, and also took first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 55.30 seconds. The Webster girls 800meter relay team took first with a time of 1:54.67 and Ashley Irvine was first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.53 seconds. The 400-meter relay was also taken

over by the Webster girls with a time of 56.29 seconds. The Unity girls took first in four events including the 100-meter hurdles won by Kayla Bramson with a time of 18.04 seconds. Emily Gross was first again in the shot put with a throw of 33 feet, 2-3/4 inches. Ashley Johnson came in first in the long jump with a mark of 14 feet, 10 inches, and Jenna Christensen took first in the triple jump with a mark of 30 feet, 63/4 inches. Frederic/Luck rounded out the final three events, taking first in the 600-meter relay with a time of 4:43.06, and in the 400meter dash with a time of 1:08.08. They also won the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 4:43.06.

Eagles boys track takes first at Spooner SPOONER – The Unity boys track team had a good performance at the Spooner Invitational, taking first place among 10 other teams. Xavier Foeller took first place in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300meter hurdles with times of 17.34 seconds and 43.79 seconds respectfully. Steven Kruger also took first in the high jump with a mark of 6-0. Colton Sorensen was second in the pole vault with a mark of 12.0. Zach Johnson took second in the 800-meter run with time of 2:13.64, and Aaron Cousins had a fourth-place finish

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Unity's Dakota Ward hands off the baton to his twin brother, Hunter Ward, in the 4x200-meter relay on Tuesday, April 17, at Unity. – Photo submitted

A pile of Pirate boys runners compete in the 1,600-meter run, and three of them, finished second, third and fourth behind Webster's Joey Erickson.

Unity's Oliver Raboin has been at the top of the heap in the shot put so far this season. He took first again at Unity on Tuesday, April 17. – Photo submitted


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Luck/Frederic girls down Saints

Luck/Frederic 20, St. Croix Falls 10 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The Luck/Frederic girls softball squad battled hard and won by ten runs in a conference match on Friday, April 13, at Frederic, with the L/F squad capitalizing on a few tough Saints inning and running with it for a win, 20-10. “We came out and really were hitting the ball well,” Saints head coach Clayton Hanson said. “One bad inning killed us and we just couldn’t recover from it.” Luck/Frederic started senior Corissa Schmidt on the mound, while the Saints threw junior Jerrica Jones, who gave up 15 hits in five innings in the loss. Schmidt surrendered nine hits, and gave up six earned runs in the win. L/F junior catcher Avery Steen went 45 in the win, scoring four and driving in the same number, including two doubles and a walk-off, solo homer that ended the game with the 10-run rule in the bottom of the sixth inning. L/F junior Jaimee Buck singled and

Saints base runner Alexis Erickson attempts home as Luck/Frederic third baseman Tessa Clemenson looks on. – Photos by Jenna Clemenson unless otherwise noted walked thrice, scoring four runs in the win. L/F senior Schmidt nearly hit for the cycle, as well, coming up just a home run short of the magical stat. In spite of the loss, the Saints managed to score all of their runs in the first three innings off the hard-throwing Schmidt, who is arguably one of the strongest West Lakeland Conference hurlers. “I am definitely seeing a great deal of improvement in this team since the beginning of the year,” Hanson said. “Alexis [Erickson] is starting to find her groove at the plate.” Erickson went 2-4 with four RBIs, including a double. Natalie Sempf also tallied four RBIs in the loss, which had the Saints stranding eight runners, compared to the L/F squad leaving just three players on base. Both squads also had some fielding issues, as they totaled nine errors combined, five of them from L/F.

Maia Lehmann of Luck/Frederic rounds third base to take a look home.

six runs, five of them earned, in six innings. She struck out seven and gave up just three hits in the win. “Becky really bounced back from the Grantsburg loss and pitched great,” Saints head coach Clayton Hanson said. Saints freshman Laura Peroceski went 3-4, with junior Natalie Sempf and senior Alexis Erickson knocking out two hits each and each scoring a pair of runs in the win. Sempf was making her debut in the hot corner, in an early-season infield change, Hanson seemed impressed. “Natalie really stepped up at third, having never played there before, and did a great job,” Hanson said. Webster/Siren made a late-game charge to match the Saints offense, but fell slightly short, stranding two runners on their final out.

Saints third baseman Brenna Loen hauls in a fly ball. – File photo by Greg Marsten

St. Croix Falls 10, Webster/Siren 8 ST. CROIX FALLS – The St. Croix Falls Saints were able to recover from a loss to Grantsburg to defeat the Webster/Siren squad at home on Thursday, April 12, winning by a 9-8 final in the West Lakeland Conference matchup. The W/S girls had Evon Maxwell on the mound, while the Saints turned to Becky Thayer for starting duties. Thayer gave up

Luck/Frederic senior Lauren Domagala connects with the ball against St. Croix Falls.

Avery Steen of Luck/Frederic fires the ball to first as teammate Maria Miller waits. Saints freshman Brenna Sullivan is shown running toward first.


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Pirates get a key win over Eagles St. Croix Falls 9, Barron 1 BARRON – Ben Clausen pitched a gem for the Saints baseball team on Friday, April 13, in Barron, going the distance while allowing just five hits and one run, with six strikeouts and three walks. “Excellent pitching performance by Ben Clausen,” said Saints head coach Brian Jacobson, adding that the Saints also had timely offense and solid defense to back it all up. The Saints had a big fourth inning and going through the first three without any runs being scored by either team, but Clausen had a big game at the plate, driving in three runs on one hit. Andrew Erickson and Nick DeConcini each had two hits and an RBI, and Mike Chernyaev had a hit as well.

Bottom of Grantsburg lineup pulls through Grantsburg 13, Unity 10 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – Brandon Ryan, Bryce Ryan and Cody Palmquist helped power the Pirates baseball team past the Unity Eagles in a key conference matchup on Thursday, April 12. The trio combined for six of the team’s eight hits, with two of those coming in a seven-run first inning. “Our 7-8-9 hitters came up big for us, with two hits each,” said Pirates coach Pete Johnson, but also said it wasn’t a pretty game either, with mistakes made by both teams throughout the game. Grantsburg’s seven-run first inning started when Joe Engelhart reached on an error and Nolan Hanson and Kyle Roberts loaded the bases on walks. Jacob Glover then smacked a two-RBI double, Brandon Ryan hit an RBI single and Bryce Ryan drew another walk, loading the bases for Palmquist, who hit a double to clear the bases and put the Pirates on top early, 7-0. Unity picked up two runs in the second inning with the help of singles by Nate Despiegelaere and Kyle Sorensen, and put up another two runs in the third on an RBI double by Mitch Egge with two outs. Egge was 1 for 4 on the night with four RBIs. “Unity has always been good at getting a guy or two on base, and coming up with a clutch hit,” Johnson said. The Pirates managed to stretch their lead 11-4 after four innings of play, and Unity answered back with three runs in the fifth. The Pirates continued to keep the game out of reach, however, scoring a pair on insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Despite the Eagles scoring three runs in the seventh, the Pirates held on for the win. Glover was the winning pitcher for Grantsburg, going six innings with two strikeouts, five walks and allowing six hits and seven runs. Seth Coy pitched out of a jam in the seventh, allowing three runs after Glover loaded the bases with nobody out with a walk and two hit batters. Despiegelaere started the game for the Eagles, but Jacob Ruck pitched a total of four innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with two walks and one strikeout.

Unity 5, Cumberland 3 Unity 4, Amery 4 AMERY – The Unity Eagles played their annual baseball tournament in Amery on Saturday, April 14, defeating a talented Cumberland team 5-4 and settling on a tie in five innings against Amery later in the day. Against Cumberland, Eagle pitcher Zac Baxter threw six innings allowing three hits, three runs with three walks and six strikeouts. Jacob Ruck went 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI, and Baxter, Despiegelaere, Kyle Sorensen and Justin Mooney each had a hit, while Ruck and Mooney both drove in runs. Sorensen, Ruck and Mooney each had hits during a three-run second inning and Ruck had the team’s only hit during a two-run fourth inning that helped the Eagles take a 5-3 lead. Cumberland scored one run in the fifth but that was the only run they’d get as the Eagles won 5-3. During the game against Amery, Baxter, Aaron Koshatka, Despiegelaere and Mitch Egge each had hits, with Baxter, Koshatka and Despiegelaere driving in runs. St. Croix Falls 10, Siren/Webster 5 ST. CROIX FALLS – Despite giving up five runs in the top of the first inning, the St. Croix Falls baseball team battled back quickly and took over the game for the 105 win on Thursday, April 12. Siren/Webster tested Saints starting pitcher Nick DeConcini, who had five walks in the first inning which helped give Siren/Webster the 5-0 lead. Ben Kopp pitched the next 4.2 innings and LEFT: Unity's Justin Moody gets an easy out in centerfield. – File photo by Marty Seeger

Track & Field/continued with a time of 2:21.13. Oliver Raboin was in control of the shot put, with his throw of 44-6.5. Adam Parker of Grantsburg was the nearest competitor with his throw of 41-1.00, and Eric Chenal of Frederic took third with a throw of 40-00.75. Unity girls highlights from Spooner included a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles for Kayla Bramsen with a time of 18.91 seconds. Jenna Christensen finished strong in three events, taking first place in the triple jump with a distance on 31-1.5. Danielle Mares took third place in the triple jump with a distance of 29-11. Christensen also placed second in the pole vault with a mark of 17-0 and took second in the high jump with 4-8. Emily Gross finished first in the shot put, with a distance of 34-0. Ashley Johnson came in second place in the long jump with a distance of 15-05.50. The Webster girls were strong with a second-place finish, Chelsea Larson took first place in the discus with a mark of 856. Melissa Gustavson took first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.72 seconds, and teammate Ashley Irvine took second with a time of 14 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Gustavson also took second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.81 seconds. Kally Schiller took first for the Tigers in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:46.81. The girls 4x200-meter relay team placed

Webster's Joey Erickson finished first in both the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run at Unity. – Photo by Marty Seeger second overall with a time of 1:54.35. For the Webster boys, it was Joey Erickson who took first in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:38.49. Jacob Ohnstad was second in the same event with a time of 4:58.61. Erickson’s first-place time in the 3,200-meter run was clocked at 10:06.33, followed by Ohnstad with 10:45.25, and Matt Smith of Webster was third with a

time of 11:22.70. Jes Pedersen of Frederic took fourth overall with a 11:23.02. Complete results of the Spooner Invitational can be found at pttiming.com.

SCF track competes at Osceola quad OSCEOLA – The St. Croix Falls boys and girls track teams competed at the Osceola Quad track meet on Tuesday,

also had five walks, but allowed no runs and no hits with four strikeouts. Rob Heilig pitched the final two innings for the Saints and also pitched well, walking five with no hits, and one strikeout. The Saints scored one run in the first inning but retook the lead for good in the bottom of the second, earning five runs with the help of five walks by Siren/Webster. Trevor Cross had the only hit in the inning as the Saints came home on either a walk, wild pitch, passed ball or sacrifice fly. In total, the Saints had eight hits and Siren/Webster had one. Cross and Taylor Woller had two hits apiece, while Andrew Erickson, Mike Chernyaev, Kopp and Jake Sommer had one hit each.

Bruce 10, Luck/Frederic 0 BRUCE – The Luck/Frederic boys baseball squad traveled to Bruce on Friday, April 13, for a nonconference contest with the formidable Raiders, falling in a parade of walks that ended up costing the L/F boys dearly. “We lost 10-0 in five innings, but we only gave up three hits,” stated L/F head coach Ryan Humpal. “It is tough to win a game when you walk 13 guys and commit three errors.” Dylan Lemay was tagged with the loss, although he gave up just three hits and four earned runs in three innings. Two of those hits were home runs. Ben Kufalk came on in relief, but had similar issues with the strike zone, walking five and allowing five runs. “Hopefully we start to throw more strikes, and who knows what can happen,” Humpal lamented. The L/F bats were pretty quiet, with just two singles, one each by Kufalk and Trent Strapon, on top of three bases on balls for the L/F offense. It was just not enough to lead to any scoring, but Humpal is remaining positive, in spite of the lack of run production in the early season. “It is still early and only game three for us, so we have been seeing some nice things out of a few guys,” Humpal said. “Just look for that to continue throughout this week.” Luck/Frederic remains winless in conference play and 0-3 overall. They have two conference games next week, against Grantsburg and Unity on Tuesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 26, respectively. Humpal is confident their pitching will come around in time and that the offensive production will also get on track. – Greg Marsten April 17. The girls took third place overall, with highlights including a third place finish in the 4x200-meter relay, with a time of 1:56.69. Team members include Samantha Jorgenson, Ally Mahler, Sydney Geisness and Matti Gerlach. Gerlach also took third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.267 seconds. Geisness placed second in the long jump with a distance of 13 feet, 10 inches. She also took third in the triple jump with a distance of 30 feet, 5 inches. Sophomore Erica Bergmann took first place overall in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:05.14. She also placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:36.32. Sarah Petznick took third, and Autumn Erickson placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with times of 53.95 seconds and 54.46 seconds respectively. The Saints 4x400-meter relay team finished second overall with a time of 4:38.02. The team includes Briana Wenell, Bergmann, Petznick and Erickson. The boys finished fifth overall but took first in the 4x800-meter relay, with a time of 8:39.37. The team includes Henry Klein, Alex Frey, Chris Eisen and Ryan Nussbaum. Klein also took fourth in the 1,600meter run, and Frey placed fourth with times of 4:51.14 and 4:55.34 respectively. Klein also took first in the 3,200 meter run with at time of 10:55.94. The boys 4x200meter relay finished second with a time of 1:40.79, with Alex Jorgensen, Zach Horn, Mark Wampfler and Cody Zelinski. Alex Jorgenson took third in the boys pole vault with a mark of 10 feet, 6 inches.


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Pirates hammer Osceola Kendra Mossey and Corissa Schmidt both singled. After stealing second and third, Mossey was able to score on a groundout hit by Avery Steen. Luck/Frederic maintained a 2-1 lead after three innings and made it a 3-1 game in the top of the fifth. With two outs, Schmidt singled and stole second base, before Steen brought her home on an RBI single, but it wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth that the Lakers came alive, capitalizing on an early inning error by Luck/Frederic, but also getting three hits and three runs to take the lead, and hold on for the win. Schmidt pitched all seven innings for Luck/Frederic allowing eight hits, five runs, with two walks and six strikeouts. Luck/Frederic totaled five hits in the game.

Homer three times in five-inning contest Grantsburg 13, Osceola 3 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – Kylie Pewe set the tone for the Pirates game against Osceola on Tuesday, April 17, knocking one out of the ballpark on the first pitch of the game, and Gabby Witzany followed suit with a home run of her own in Grantsburg’s three-run first inning. Witzany homered again during a six-run second inning to keep the game virtually out of reach for the Chieftains, who still managed to get eight hits off a solid Pirates pitching staff. Grantsburg’s bats couldn’t be quieted, with a total of 10 hits, and Witzany going 3 for 4 on the night with four RBIs. Pewe went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Sam Schwieger went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, and Nicole McKenzie was 2 for 3, driving in two runs. Wendy Roberts also had a hit with one RBI and Harlei Hennessey had a hit. The Pirates led 9-2 after two innings and allowed one run in the fourth inning, before scoring their final game ending run in the bottom of the fourth when Roberts reached on an error, and later came home with the help of three wild pitches. The Pirates will be traveling to Barron for their next game beginning at 4:30 p.m., on Friday, April 20. Grantsburg 14, Unity 0 GRANTSBURG – Sam Schwieger shut the Eagle softball team down on Thursday, April 12, allowing just one hit in four strong innings with six strikeouts and no walks. Grace Corbin came in late to finish the game, and also had a solid outing, but it was also the Pirate bats that came alive in the shutout win. The Pirates totaled their 14 runs on 13 hits, and drew three walks in the game. Kylie Pewe had a pair of hits and Gabby Witzany had two hits as well, with two RBIs. Wendy Roberts had two hits and scored three times, while Macy Hanson had a hit and drove in three runs, and Schwieger hit an RBI double. Harlei Hennessey drove in two runs and had one hit and Nicole McKenzie also had a hit, while scoring twice and drawing a walk. Stacey McKenzie had one hit with an RBI and Jenn Schwieger also had a one hit. Shell Lake 22, Webster/Siren 0 SIREN – The Webster/Siren softball team was blown out by a talented Shell Lake team on Tuesday, April 17, in Siren. They went down in order in the first two innings. Paige Young singled in the bottom of the third inning. Webster/Siren

Unity 16, Amery 5 OSCEOLA – The Unity Eagles softball team nearly pulled out both wins last Saturday, April 14, at a tournament in Osceola, and took care of business easily against Amery. The Eagles had 15 hits against the Warriors with Brittany Thomfohrda going 2 for 5 with a pair of RBIs and Carly Ince getting a pair of hits with two RBIs as well. Sophie Peterson and Becca Garvey both had two hits, and Cass Hanson, Taylor Heathman and Paige Jones each contributed on offense as well. The Eagles scored three runs in both first and second innings, and another in the fifth before adding another five runs in the sixth to the lopsided score.

Macy Hanson has pitched well for the undefeated Pirates so far this season. – File photo by Greg Marsten had three hits in the game, including one by Abby Mitchell and Evon Maxwell in the fifth inning. Webster/Siren had three errors in the first inning that helped the Lakers pile on six runs. They also had a seven-run seventh inning and another big inning in the fifth, scoring seven more. Webster/Siren hosts Unity this Thursday, April 19, in Siren beginning at 5 p.m.

Shell Lake 5, Luck/Frederic 3 SHELL LAKE – The Luck/Frederic softball team suffered their first loss of the season at Shell Lake on Thursday, April 12. After a scoreless first inning by both teams, the Vikings put up one run in the top of the second when Lauren Domagala led the inning off with a single, and later scored. The Vikings picked up another run in the top of the third inning when

Osceola 8, Unity 7 OSCEOLA – The Eagles second game against Osceola on Saturday, April 14, was a bit different game from their offensive battering over Amery, but the Eagles still managed to put up seven runs over the Chieftains, who built a big lead and held onto it for the first five innings. Unfortunately, the game was lost bottom of the seventh, as Osceola put up two runs to take the win. Osceola scored one run in the first inning and another four in the third. They scored again in the bottom of the fourth to take a six-run lead, but the Eagles came back with one run in the fifth and another six runs in the sixth to take the lead. Cass Hanson singled to lead off the sixth for the Eagles, and Sarah Bader drew a walk. Shay Nelson also singled in the inning, and Carly Ince hit an RBI triple. Singles from Taylor Heathman and Olivia Nelson, followed by a double from Brittany Thomforhda and Hailey Olson, helped power the Eagles ahead 7-6. But two runs from Osceola on a pair of singles, a walk and a hit batter sealed the win, and the Eagles valiant effort to regain the lead.

AREA BOWLING RESULTS Hacker’s Lanes

Tuesday Classic Standings: Great Northern Outdoors 136, Yellow Lake Lodge 120, Bottle Shop 107, Pioneer Bar 76.5, Frandsen Bank & Trust 76, House of Wood 69.5. Individual games: Rita Bohn 257, Garrison Ekhorn 254, Kelsey Bazey 253. Individual series: Kelsey Bazey 636, Garrison Ekhorn 620, Josh Henry 618. Team games: Frandsen Bank & Trust 714, Pioneer Bar 646, Bottle Shop 625. Team series: Frandsen Bank & Trust 1799, Pioneer Bar 1770, Bottle Shop 1766. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Garrison Ekhorn 5x = 254. Games 50 or more above average: Garrison Ekhorn 254 (+93); Rita Bohn 257 (+79); Kelsey Bazey 253 (+63). Series 100 or more above average: Garrison Ekhorn 620 (+137). Wednesday Night Early Standings: Daeffler’s Quality Meats 41, A-1 Machine 38, Cummings Lumber 37.5, Lewis Silo 32, Skol Bar 30.5, Larsen Auto Center 30, Pioneer Bar 28, Bye Team 3. Individual games: Mark Bohn (SB) 257, Curtis Renfroe (SB) 251, Mark Bohn (SB) 242. Individual series: Mark Bohn (SB) 679, Josh Bazey (DQM) 668, Curtis Renfroe (SB) 650.

Team games: Skol Bar 1040, Cummings Lumber 1019, Skol Bar 992. Team series: Skol Bar 2922, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 2779, Cummings Lumber 2630. Thursday Early Standings: Fab Four 60.5, American Family Siren 54.5, Kinetico 52, Grindell Law Offices 45.5, Red Iron Studios 40, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 38, Wikstrom Construction 37.5, Hell Raisers 36. Individual games: Bruce Wikstrom (WC) 258, Don McKinney (FF) 228, Dave Grindell (GLO) and Don Swenson (HR) 216. Individual series: Don McKinney (FF) 645, Bruce Wikstrom (WC) 600, Mark Bohn (FF) and Don Swenson (HR) 586. Team games: Wikstrom Construction 648, Fab Four 609, Grindell Law Offices 584. Team series: Fab Four 1769, American Family Siren 1666, Wikstrom Construction 1627. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Bruce Wikstrom 5x = 258. Games 50 or more above average: Bruce Wikstrom 258 (+85), Brandon Dahl 214 (+71). Splits converted: 4-9: Lydell Larson, 510: Bert Meyer. Thursday Late Standings: Stotz & Company 37, Fisk Trucking 33, Hansen Farms Inc. 25.5,

75, Frederic Design 64, Pin Heads 62, The Leader 60, SKM 51, Pioneer Bar 51. Individual games: Gail Linke 225, Jen Ellefson 204, Mona Ronfroe 201. Individual series: Gail Linke 541, Char Sandberg 521, Jen Ellefson 513. Team games: SKM 702, Junque Art 651, Pioneer Bar 638. Team series: Junque Art 1811, SKM 1757, Pin Heads 1711. Games 50 or more above average: Jen Ellefson. Splits converted: 5-8-7-10: Denise Strout. 5-7: Edla Meyer.

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Hog Wild BBQ & Grill 24.5. Men’s games: Eugene Wynn Jr. 219, Kanan Hackett 211, Daryl Bazey 191. Men’s series: Eugene Wynn Jr. 574, Daryl Bazey 550, Kanan Hackett 528. Women’s games: Heather Wynn 179, Judy Bainbridge 132. Women’s series: Heather Wynn 476, Judy Bainbridge 337. Team games: Stotz & Company 864, Hansen Farms Inc. 862, Fisk Trucking 764. Team series: Stotz & Company 2467, Hansen Farms Inc. 2388, Hog Wild BBQ & Grill 2212. Friday Night Ladies Standings: Meyer’s Plus 79, Junque Art

Tuesday Night Men’s Standings: Dream Lawn 87, Hack’s Pub 82.5, The Cobbler Shop 78, McKenzie Lanes 68, Centurview Park 66, Steve’s Appliance 63.5, Nel-Lo-Hill Farm 61, The Dugout 54. Individual games: Rick Fox 258, Darren McKenzie 256, Gene Braund 244. Individual series: Darren McKenzie 710, Ken Williams 663, Rick Fox 660. Team games (Handicap): McKenzie Lanes 1237. Team series (Handicap): Centurview Park 3587. Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: Harvest Moon 39, Davy’s Construction 38, Tiger Express 36,

McKenzie Lanes 31, Edina Realty 25, Hanjo Farms 22, Dalles Electricians 20, Reed’s Marina 13. Individual games: Jesse Schultz 261, Jason Loney and Daren McKenzie 246, Greg Dick 243. Individual series: Daryn Sylvester 687, Darren McKenzie 678, Carl Hetfeld 639. Team games (Handicap): Tiger Express 1069, McKenzie Lanes 1024. Team series (Handicap): Tiger Express 3091, Harvest Moon 2892. Saturday Night Mixed Standings: B&K Cousins 90.5, Cutting Edge Pro Shop 72, T-Dawgs 71.5, Eureka Bombers 71.5, Pin Busters 68.5, The InLaws 61, The Bald & The Beautiful 57, Roller Coasters 52. Men’s games: Darren McKenzie 268, Gene Braund 217, Erv Lehman 192. Men’s series: Darren McKenzie 723, Gene Braund 597, Erv Lehman 558. Women’s games: Jan Kruse 186, Jackie Patterson 184, Linda Katzmark 166. Women’s series: Jan Kruse 508, Jackie Patterson 499, Linda Katzmark 480. Team games (Handicap): Pin Busters 866, Cutting Edge Pro Shop 865, The InLaws 853. Team series (Handicap): The In-Laws 2517, Pin Busters 2505, B&K Cousins 2505.


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Golf preview/continued He is hoping the Luck boys can continue to improve and be strong competitors all season long, which they will need to stay in the hunt with several local squads. – Greg Marsten

Siren golf After two sectional appearances over the past two seasons, the Siren Dragons boys golf team will look to make it a three-peat in 2012. According to coach Brian Webster, who is in his 19th year as head coach, the majority of the Dragons team is back again this season including senior Luke Bollant, who tied for 12th place at sectionals last year. He was also

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P O R T S but they do have at least four varsity athletes who can post good numbers. There are only two seniors, but Alex Mikl is back again after qualifying for sectionals last season. He has potential to score in the high 30s and low 40s consistently. Manny Beyer is another golfer capable of scoring in the high 30s to low 40s and is new to the team after transferring from Amery. Grant Simpson is another addition to the Saints roster after not playing last season, and the fifth scoring spot on the team will vary with each week. Voss said he has a good group of sophomores who will be competing for the fifth spot, rounding out what could be a successful year for the Saints. “I think our top three or four will be fine but it will probably vary to get that one last scorer in,” said Voss.

It’s more than a race … it’s an adventure!

GRANTSBURG – That’s how Grantsburg’s newest event can be summed up. The Adventure Triathlon was designed to promote the three natural gems of Grantsburg – Crex Meadows, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Governor Knowles State Forest. The event will take place on May 11, 2013, but the planning committee is holding a dry run on Saturday, May 12, to test the course, get feedback from the racers and have some fun. Race for a cause – the Adventure Triathlon will be a fundraiser for youth recreation in the Grantsburg area. “We are excited to raise funds to help support activities in our community. We plan on

having applications available for groups to apply for funding. From there we will decide if one, or several, groups will benefit from the Adventure Triathlon,” said Nicki Peterson, race committee representative. “Obviously, one need we see in our community is the swimming pool, and we hope to be able to donate funds toward the pool next year.” The Adventure Triathlon isn’t your typical race. The water portion of the event requires the use of a self-propelled vessel such as a kayak or canoe instead of swimming. Also, the terrain can be, well, adventuresome. Changes in elevation, challenging terrain – rock, sand and pud-

LEADER SPORTS SCOREBOARD BASEBALL Team Grantsburg Siren/Webster Unity St. Croix Falls Luck/Frederic

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Participants are needed for the dry run and can sign up online at www.fitnat.org/triathlon. FitNat Exercise Design & Consulting is the official sponsor of the dry run. More details on the course and Adventure Triathlon can also be found online at www.bikepaddlerun.com. Join a team by signing up at Grantsburg Fitness Center or e-mail info@bikepaddlerun.com. If racing isn’t your thing, they are looking for volunteers to help make the event successful. The committee is also seeking sponsors for the Adventure Triathlon – contact them at info@bikepaddlerun.com for details.

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SOFTBALL Conf. 3-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Scores Thursday, April 12 Grantsburg 13, Unity 10 St. Croix Falls 10, Siren/Webster 5 Friday, April 13 St. Croix Falls 9, Barron 1 Bruce 10, Luck/Frederic 0 Saturday, April 14 Unity 5, Cumberland 3 Unity 4, Amery 4 Upcoming Thursday, April 19 4:30 p.m. Grantsburg at Hayward 5 p.m. Unity at Siren Friday, April 20 5 p.m. Baldwin-Woodville at Grantsburg Bruce at Unity Saturday, April 21 TBD Siren/Webster at Glenwood City 10 a.m. St. Croix Falls at Osceola 4 p.m. Grantsburg vs. Braham, Minn., at Mall of America Dome Monday, April 23 5 p.m. St. Croix Falls at Prescott Baldwin-Woodville at Unity Tuesday, April 24 5 p.m. Luck/Frederic at Grantsburg St. Croix Falls at Unity Thursday, April 25 5 p.m. Grantsburg at Clayton Siren/Webster at Prairie Farm Grantsburg at Turtle Lake Luck/Frederic at Unity

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dles to name a few – and long distances all contribute to the uniqueness of this triathlon. The route begins at Memory Lake Park as bikers ride on paved and unpaved roads through Crex Meadows for about 18 miles, reaching Soderbeck Landing on the St. Croix River. Continue on, or hand it over to your teammate as the race continues for three miles down the river way to the Hwy. 70 landing. Tie up your laces or pass the baton to your teammate for an eight-mile run through Governor Knowles State Forest and beautiful countryside, finishing the race at Memory Lake Park.

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Conf. 2-0 2-0 1-2 0-1 0-2

Scores Thursday, April 12 Grantsburg 14, Unity 0 St. Croix Falls 10, Webster/Siren 8 Shell Lake 5, Luck/Frederic 3 Friday, April 13 Luck/Frederic 20, St. Croix Falls 10 Saturday, April 14 Unity 16, Amery 5 Osceola 8, Unity 7 Grantsburg 13, Hayward 0 Grantsburg 16, Hayward 0 Tuesday, April 17 Grantsburg 13, Osceola 3 Shell Lake 22, Webster/Siren 0 Upcoming Thursday, April 19 5 p.m. Unity at Siren Friday, April 20 4:30 p.m. Grantsburg at Barron Rush City, Minn., at Frederic Boyceville at St. Croix Falls Monday, April 23 5 p.m. Rush City, Minn., at Grantsburg Webster/Siren at Turtle Lake Luck/Frederic at Unity Tuesday, April 24 5 p.m. Luck/Frederic at Grantsburg St. Croix Falls at Unity Thursday, April 25 5 p.m. Luck/Frederic at Turtle Lake Cameron at Unity

Overall 6-0 4-1 1-2 1-2 0-5

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Upcoming Monday, April 23 4 p.m. Frederic Varsity Meet (Grantsburg, Luck, Siren, Unity, St. Croix Falls) Wednesday, April 25 9 a.m. Somerset Meet at Bristol Ridge Golf Course (St. Croix Falls, Unity) Thursday, April 26 4 p.m. Unity Varsity Meet (St. Croix Falls, Frederic, Grantsburg, Luck, Siren)

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Thursday, April 19 4 p.m. Frederic Invitational (Frederic/Luck, Grantsburg, Siren, Unity, Webster) Saturday, April 21 Noon Webster vs. Aquinas at UW-La Crosse Memorial Stadium Tuesday, April 24 4 p.m. Unity at Chetek 4:30 p.m. Clear Lake Varsity Meet (Frederic/Luck, Grantsburg, St. Croix Falls) Thursday, April 25 4 p.m. Cornell Varsity Meet (Siren, Unity) Webster Varsity Meet (Grantsburg, St. Croix Falls)

Visit www.wissports.net for local high school scores & stats

The Polk County Rockets basketball team played at the state basketball tournament in Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, bringing home the bronze medal. Pictured back row, (L to R): Chris Richter, Frederic; Jason Neidermire, Osceola; Jordan Warwas, Frederic; Adam Berg, New Richmond and coach David Neidermire of Osceola. Front row: Jarvis Warwas, Frederic; Liz Wrensch, Clayton and Tim Eggers, Frederic. – Photos submitted

Polk County Special Olympics basketball teams represented the area well on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, bringing home two bronze medals and playing their hearts out in their respective divisions. The Lakers and Rockets were the two teams finishing with bronze medals.

The Polk County Lakers basketball team brought home a bronze medal at the state basketball tournament held in Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15. Pictured (L to R): Coach Pat Meier, Ben Olsen, Frederic; Randy Anderson, Clayton; Charlie Casarez, Somerset; Crystal Fougner, Amery and Nik Schrantz, Osceola.


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ATVs • BIRDING • BOATING • CAMPING • FISHING • HIKING • HUNTING • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

DNR sponsors CWD informational meeting Meeting to be held at Spooner Monday, April 23 SPOONER – Hunters and anyone interested in learning more about chronic wasting disease are invited to attend an informational meeting on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Spooner High School auditorium, 801 CTH A, Spooner. A panel of experts on wildlife health, wildlife biology and conservation law will give a short

presentation followed by audience question-and-answer. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced on April 2 that CWD had been detected in a wild adult doe found on private property just west of Shell Lake in Washburn County. Tissue samples have been confirmed as CWDpositive at both the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. The DNR received the final test results late on Friday, March 30. The 3-1/2year-old doe was euthanized by the Washburn County Sherriff’s Office on a

small parcel of private land. This is the first wild CWD-positive deer to be found in northern Wisconsin and within the Ceded Territory where the Ojibwe Tribes maintain harvest and gathering rights. CWD is a nervous system disease of deer, moose and elk. It belongs to the family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies or prion diseases. CWD occurs only in members of the cervid or deer family, both wild and captive. Current information suggests that CWD may be transmitted both directly through animal-to-animal contact and in-

directly from a CWD-prion-contaminated environment. Recent studies indicate that CWD prions exist in the saliva, urine and feces of infected deer. To learn more about CWD, visit the department’s Web site and enter the search keyword CWD. For more information, click on “Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wisconsin’s Wild White-tailed Deer” for questions and answers about the finding in Washburn County, specifically, and CWD, in general. – from the DNR

Destructive carp at center of Clam Lake research projects Researchers ask public to help keep carp exclosures undisturbed SPOONER – Researchers are continuing to focus on the common carp, an invasive species, as the chief culprit behind the dramatic decline in wild rice and other native plants in Clam Lake. The Clam Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin - Environmental Services and the state Department of Natural Resources are investigating the impact of overabundant common carp on native plants in the Burnett County lake. As part of the research, carp exclosures, enclosures where carp are excluded, will be erected in various areas of the lake where the water is shallow enough for wild rice to grow. Researchers are asking the public to be careful not to disturb the exclosures, which will rise above the surface, and to keep boats at a reasonable distance. Creating prop wash or mooring a boat along an exclosure fence to look within could disrupt study results. Common carp have been present in Clam Lake for decades but to what extent is not known. Also unknown is whether

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Commercial fishermen along with help from volunteers, DNR staff and researchers helped remove more than 21,000 carp totaling 162,732 pounds from Clam Lake during netting operations that took place last spring and winter. More are expected this spring. – Photo submitted

the effects are due to a dramatic increase in the carp population during the past few years or are cumulative over many years. Earlier this winter, approximately 20,000 carp were removed from Clam Lake by a private fishing company contracted by the St. Croix Tribe. More removal attempts are planned for open water in early spring. The research projects are designed both to test the theory that carp are responsible for the decrease in aquatic vegetation and to provide protection for native plants and plant-restoration efforts. In the second phase of the project, a net with 3/8-inch mesh will be stretched across the mouth of a shallow-water bay on the southern end of Clam Lake, just west of the Clam River inlet. A stateowned island already protects most of the opening, so the net will be stretched from the eastern and western edges of the island to the two land points that define the mouth of the bay. Permission has been obtained from the private landowner. Fencing stakes will be placed every 40 feet to secure the net which will be equipped with corks to keep it floating at the water’s surface. Reflective materials and marker buoys will be placed for navigational safety. The stakes and fence will be removed in late summer to allow for waterfowl hunting. This net is meant to serve a dual purpose: one is to keep carp out of a potential

spawning area, but more importantly to prevent carp from disturbing the lake bed, providing a place for viable rice seed to germinate. The carp exclosures elsewhere in the lake will replicate similar efforts from 2010 and 2011. Areas that are 12 feet square will be protected by the enclosures, which are constructed by driving corner posts into the lake bed and stretching a net around them. The posts and netting will rise above the surface, preventing carp from entering. Some enclosures will be seeded, others will simply be protected to see if native seed beds exist and can germinate without interference from carp. Researchers conduct aquatic plant stem counts to document the difference between carp-infested and carp-free areas. “From the early results, it seems pretty apparent that carp are having a destructive effect on wild rice beds,” said Jamison Wendel, a DNR fisheries biologist. Wendel said it is important for folks using the lake to keep boats at a reasonable distance from the enclosures so that young plants can take root. Anyone with questions or concerns about the enclosures is encouraged to contact Wendel at 715-635-4095 or Anthony Havranek, St. Croix Tribal Environmental Department, 715-349-2195, Ext. 5183. – from the DNR

Hunter education course offered at Crex GRANTSBURG – There will be a hunter education course offered Monday, April 23, through Saturday, April 28, at Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center. The class is from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Saturday, April 28, will be outdoor practical skills. Cost is $10 per person. Class size is limited, so call Warden Chris Spaight to reserve your spot at 715-463-2900. New this week to the bird observation list includes whippoorwills, saw-whet owls, sora and upland sandpipers. Join a spring birding tour to help spot and identify the growing number of bird species

in the area. Tours will be Saturday, April 28, May 5, and May 12, from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5; registration required. International Migratory Bird Day is Saturday, May 12. Celebrate the naming of Grantsburg as a Bird City Wisconsin with walks, talks and explorations about birds throughout the day at Memory Lake Park beginning at 8 a.m. Wildlife Experience Weekend is coming up Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20. Tours will be held on Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Space is limited; there are fees with the tours; please preregister.

Bike through Crex Meadows on Saturday, May 26. Multiple varying lengths are on paved roads. Preregistration and payment are required. Proceeds go toward the Endowment Fund. For more information about these and other events at Crex Meadows, please call 715-463-2739, visit www.crexmeadows.org, or find them on Facebook. Friends of Crex support these and other programs. You can support these types of programs and be more involved by joining the Friends of Crex. – submitted

DNR wants input on revising wild turkey management plan Justin Cummings, 10, (left) and Jordan Cummings, 12, (right) took these Polk County gobblers during the two-day youth hunt held Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, along with Geno Cummings (center). Justin’s turkey weighed 24.3 pounds and Jordan’s weighed 19.9 pounds. – Photo submitted

RICE LAKE – The Wisconsin DNR is revising the statewide wild turkey management plan, and they want your input at one of the upcoming public meetings. Meetings should last no longer than two hours, and no registration is required to attend. Meeting attendees will be able to view a presentation giving the historical background of the existing wild turkey management plan and explaining the current revision efforts, given by DNR upland wildlife ecologist Scott Walter. Periodically during the presentation,

Walter will pause to allow attendees to ask questions, discuss turkey management issues and fill out a hard copy of the public input survey. If you attend a meeting and fill out a survey in person, you don’t need to take the online survey. Likewise, if you are unable to attend a meeting, you can view the same presentation and fill out the same survey online at your convenience. The online survey should be available between April 19 and May 15, on the DNR Web site at www.dnr.wi.gov, and by typ-

ing in the search or keywords, “Turkey Meetings.” Public input meetings are being held between April 19 and May 15, in 11 different locations across the state. The nearest to Polk and Burnett counties is in Rice Lake on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the UW-Barron County Blue Hills Lecture Hall, 1800 College Drive. The DNR is looking forward to seeing you and hearing what you think about the management of Wisconsin’s wild turkeys. – from the DNR


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Polk County circuit court Benjamin J. Dexter, Maplewood, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Jason L. Evenson, Luck, fail/yield right/way from stop sign, $213.10. Nathan B. Fisk, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. John A. Gayan, Menomonie, fishing during closed season, $263.10. Katherine A. Good, Center City, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Elizabeth K. Groh, Luck, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Jacob S. Hobbs, Osceola, operating while revoked, $200.50. Jessica M. Houliston, Cushing, driving too fast for conditions, $213.10. Shirley M. Ince, Balsam Lake, adult contribute/underage/alcohol, not guilty plea.

Phillip J. Johnson, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $225.30. Michael A. Jones, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Angie L. Kelch, Centuria, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Peter E. Koenig, Clear Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50; nonregistration of auto, $175.30; operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Justice C. Lieder, Osceola, speeding, $175.30. Kristine M. Lindgren, Balsam Lake, OU, $100.00. Nathan A. Lindholm, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeffrey G. Lindquist, Amery, ATV-operate w/o headgear, $150.10. Dwight J. Lykins, Altoona, Iowa, fish w/o license, $182.70. Philip B. Martin, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

Steven J. McChesney, Shafer, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $200.50. Justin P. Mcconnell, Osceola, speeding, $175.30. Tristan R. Mcconnell, Osceola, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Joseph A. Merrill, Hertel, fail/stop at stop sign, $175.30. Kurtiss L. Millermon, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Nicholas B. Otlo, Luck, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Justin W. Peck, Centuria, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Tyler T. Peters, Amery, fish w/o license, $202.70. Joseph J. Ramm, St. Anthony, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50. Randy E. Randall, Hammond, failure to remove fish shelter north of Hwy. 64 by first Sunday after March 12, $263.10.

Arvi Ruut, Osceola, possession of illegal sized fish, $222.90. Brian J. Scheel, Amery, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Donald W. Schuldt, Clear Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. James R. Slate, Centuria, driving too fast for conditions, $213.10; failure to notify police of accident, $263.50. Debra L. Sullender, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Hugh J. Swenson, Amery, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, not guilty plea. Angel P. Tene-Guaman, Hammond, speeding, $175.30; operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Michael S. Tesch, Frederic, speeding, $175.30. Terrence J. Wagner, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

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Kraig A. Niebuhr, 57, Northfield, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Joseph A. Nigro, 62, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $175.30. David A. Norrbohm, 61, Brooklyn Park, Minn., operate without proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Wendy L. Ortez, 49, Siren, operate without insurance, $200.50. Birch A. Orth, 18, Eau Claire, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Robert L. Oxborough, 56, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Michael M. Patterson, 24, Mora, Minn., operate without insurance, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00. Kylie J. Pewe, 17, Grantsburg, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. James J. Pijanowski, 47, Danbury, fail to yield right of way, $175.30; nonregistration, $175.30. Justin A. Poach, 22, Ridgeland, operate without insurance, $200.50. James B. Pronger, 51, Stacy, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Vince L. Rightman, 39, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texes, operate unregistered snowmobile, $169.00. Marc W. Ristow, 43, Somerset, careless operations of snowmobile, $200.50. Erin N. Roehl, 39, Hayward, speeding, $175.30.

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John E. Hoyer, 32, Orono, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Valerie L. Huntington, 30, Siren, theft, $200.00. Wayne L. Jeska, 44, Maplewood, Minn., operate snowmobile without trail sticker, $200.50. Anthony J. Jeska, 41, Frederoc. operate snowmobile without trail sticker, $200.50. John E. Jeska, 66, Lake Elmo, Minn., operate snowmobile without trail sticker, $200.50. Timothy P. Jewell, 21, Siren, failure to obey traffic signal, $175.30. Victoria L. Johnson, 49, Webster, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael J. Johnson, 52, Siren, theft of movable property, restitution, $755.85. George H. Kasper, 83, Danbury, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Jamie A. Klausing, 42, Danbury, speeding, $200.50. Boyd A. Knipfer, 50, Rice Lake, operate while suspended, $200.50. Bradley A. Kothlow, 56, Balsam Lake, speeding, $200.50. Stephanie K. Kraft, 37, Mahtomedi, Minn., careless operation of snowmobile, $200.50. Larry D. Kruger, 51, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ashley M. Lafollette, 22, Webster, speeding, $175.30. Krysta M. Laqua, 20, Frederic, speeding, $200.50. James G. Larson, 45, Kasson, Minn., operate snowmobile without trail sticker, $200.50. Terry A. Larson, 52, Grantsburg, speeding, $185.00. Bobbi E. Liebgott-Day, 30, Moundsview, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Fay M. Linscheid, 52, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Susan M. Lockwood, 57, Danbury, speeding, $225.70. Brianna R. Luce, 20, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Carla C. Lysher, 34, Isanti, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

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Gary D. Duren, 43, Redgranite, speeding, $225.70. Ashley M. Eggleston, 20, Siren, operate without valid license, $200.50. Siara D. Erickson, 20, Danbury, fail to yield right of way, $175.30. Frank J. Fagnan, 46, Grantsburg, operate without insurance, $200.50. Megan L. Finch, 21, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Gregory A. Garbow, 31, Danbury, operate without valid license, $267.50; speeding, $175.30. Jessica C. Gilbertson, 32, Deephaven, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joshua J. Glesmann, 26, Siren, OWI, $691.50, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment. Peter J. Godich, 47, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Gina A. Goggans, 48, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Trisha A. Gravning, 35, Mora, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Brianne R. Guidry, 30, Portland, Ore., speeding, $225.70. Katrina D. Heier, 32, Webster, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00; fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Heather L. Herwick, 33, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Tiffany R. Higbee, 24, Cloquet, Minn., operate without insurance, $200.50; speeding, $200.50. Brandley G. Hoelter, 45, Wausau, open intoxicants, $200.50. Aalyssa E. Holdt, 22, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Reid J. Hopkins, 37, Webster, speeding, $175.30. Brandon S. Hopkins, 41, Siren, operate without insurance, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00. Jay R. Hopperstad, 48, Northwood, Iowa, operate snowmobile without trail sticker, $200.50.

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Shawn L. Alleman. 43, Luck, operate without valid license, $200.50. Kenneth R. Asher, 59, Spring Valley, speeding, $175.00. George E. Bach, 64, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Matthew R. Bamberry, 22, Siren, waterskipping, $154.50. Joseph W. Bosto, 29, Cloquet, Minn., speeding, $175.30; operate without valid license, $200.50. Richard K. Brown, 52, Siren, operate unregistered snowmobile, $199.00. Bradley A. Burkhardt, 38, Siren, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. David J. Chell, 34, Frederic, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Ruth A. Cherrier, 65, South St. Paul, Minn., operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Lea M. Chute, 18, Grantsburg, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Karen P. Cook, 57, Frederic, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. John P. Cunningham, 51, Bloomington, Minn., operate without insurance, $200.50; speeding, $175.30. Richard R. Dahlstrom, 65, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Matthew J. Deeths, 41, Grand Junction, Colo., speeding, $225.70. Denucci Tree Service, Turtle Lake, vehicle equipment violations, $200.50; operate without insurance, $200.50; nonregistration, $175.30; vehicle equipment violations, $238.30; operate without securely fastened logs, $200.50. Barry O. Draxten, 58, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Jacqueline D. Duncan, Webster, 20, operate while suspended, $200.50. Kristen E. Dunkel, 25, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50.

Benjamin E. Wielinski, Star Prairie, fail/stop at stop sign, $175.30. Kevin A. Yoder, Hudson, operate ATV w/o valid registration, $200.50. Krystal L. Zabel, St. Croix Falls, failure to dim headlamp, $162.70. Drew E. Zobisch, Luck, failure to notify police of accident, $263.50.

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(Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. KANDICE MAE CHAFFEE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 11 CV 410 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 16, 2011, in the amount of $235,508.28, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 22, 2012, 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: The East 330 feet of the West 990 feet of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 15, Township 34 North, Range 17 West, in the Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1431 150th Avenue, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. TAX KEY NO.: 006-00449-1000. Dated this 28th day of March, 2012 Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 286374

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Jodi A. Aasmundrud, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Brent G. Berg, Osceola, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Brian L. Biggart, Boyceville, speeding, $175.30. Sarah J. Bird, St. Croix Falls, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Robin R. Boros, Becker, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Janet C. Britnell, Webster, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Gerald P. Brusletten, Deer Park, failure to notify police of accident, $263.50. Robert S. Chitty, Luck, nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50. Robert J. Cormican, Clear Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Scott A. Comican, Glenwood City, seat belt violation, $10.00. Robert F. Detsch, Somerset, speeding, $175.30.


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(March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff Vs. EDUARDO LERRO, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 11 CV 321 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 18, 2011, in the amount of $145,566.12 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 2, 2012 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. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 30, Township 33 North, Range 18 West, Town of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing on the East line of said forty, 655 feet North of the Southeast corner of said forty; thence West parallel to the South line of said forty, 214 feet; thence North parallel to the East line of said forty 203 1/2 feet; thence East parallel to the South line of said forty to the East line of said forty; thence South to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2341 Oak Drive, Osceola, WI 54020 TAX KEY NO.: 042-00734-0000 Dated this 7th day of March, 2012 Dustin A. McMahon State Bar #1086857 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 285406 556156

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REQUEST FOR BIDS TOWN OF SWISS BURNETT COUNTY

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Swiss will be accepting sealed bids for removal, repair and reroofing of the Swiss Town Hall at 7551 Main Street and the Danbury Fire Department at 30251 South 2nd Avenue located in Danbury, Wisconsin. Please call George Costello at 715-656-3030 for the complete bid specifications. Certificate of insurance and workers’ compensation must be furnished. Bids must be received by the Town of Swiss by 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Bids may be mailed to: Roofing Bid, Town of Swiss, P.O. Box 157, Danbury, WI 54830. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the monthly board meeting on May 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Swiss Town Hall. The bids may be considered for acceptance for 30 days to give the town board adequate time to review the bids. The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities and information therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of the town. Judith Dykstra, Clerk - April 14, 2012 558427 35-36L WNAXLP

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The Town Of McKinley Will Hold A Special Town Board Meeting On Tues., April 24, 2012, At 7 p.m. Agenda will be posted. Town of McKinley Deborah Grover, Clerk

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(April 18, 25, May 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CITIFINANCIAL, INC. Plaintiff vs. PAMELA A. PHILLIPS, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 10 CV 743 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 30, 2011, in the amount of $254,878.17, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 15, 2012, 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 St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 6 of the Plat of Harmony Hills, located in the South 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 16, Township 33 North, Range 16 West, Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 964 Harmony Lane, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 032-01376-0000. Dated this 9th day of April, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 286931

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(April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CITIZENS COMMUNITY FEDERAL Plaintiff, vs. SHAWN D. DENVER, DANYELLE P. DENVER, WEST BEND MUTUAL COMPANY, EAGLE VALLEY BANK, NA, REGIONAL BUSINESS FUND, INC. Defendants Case No. 11CV70 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on April 5, 2011, in the amount of $127,701.78, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, in said County, on the 23rd day of May, 2012, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Tract I: Lot 4 of CSM 15-214, Map No. 3447, a part of the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 35, Township 33 North, Range 15 West (in the Township of Clayton). Tract II: A nonexclusive easement for ingress and egress, in favor of Tract I, over the east 33 feet of Lot 3 of CSM 15-214, Map No. 3447, lying within the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 35, Township 33 North, Range 15 West (in the Township of Clayton) for access to 15th Street. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 627 15th Street, Clayton, 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 upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 30th day of March, 2012. /s/ Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

(Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. KERRY L. LYSDAHL, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 10 CV 939 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 19, 2011, in the amount of $120,785.34, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 2, 2012, 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 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 4134, recorded June 26, 2003, in Volume 18 of Certified Survey Maps, on Page 164, as Document No. 660373, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2284 190th St., Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 020-00279-0120. Dated this 7th day of March, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 285302

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(Apr. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Wells Fargo Bank, NA 3476 Stateview Blvd. Fort Mill, SC 29715 Plaintiff vs. NEIL BRIGGS 2596 LANGLEY AVE. #B LEMOORE, CA 93245 DORIAN MORKERT 2596 LANGLEY AVE. #B LEMOORE, CA 93245 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NEIL BRIGGS 2596 LANGLEY AVE. #B LEMOORE, CA 93245 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DORIAN MORKERT 2596 LANGLEY AVE. #B LEMOORE, CA 93245 CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF 316 N. WASHINGTON ST. ST. CROIX FALLS, WI 54024 Defendants PUBLICATION SUMMONS Case No. 12 CV 54 Judge GaleWyrick, Molly E Case Code No. 30404 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as Defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after April 4, 2012, 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 Lois Hoff, Clerk of Courts, Polk County Courthouse, 1005 West Main St., Suite 300 P.O. Box 549, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and to Adam C. Lueck, Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606. You may have an attorney help 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: March 19, 2012 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 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. 557119 WNAXLP

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Jason A. Tacheny, 18, Grantsburg, operate without valid license, $200.50. Trenton E. Tomberlin, 24, Siren, nonregistration, $175.30. Carl J. Wallin, 48, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Lindsey N. Williams, 26, Webster, operate snowmobile without safety certification, $162.70. Mark W. Williams, 43, St. Paul, Minn., fish with more than three lines, $180.70. Bridget C. Woods, 31, Grantsburg, operate without insurance, $200.50. Kurt J. Wylie, 37, Frederic, open intoxicants, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00.

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Agenda: Clerk’s report; treasurer’s report; open forum; discuss and possibly act on allowing ATVs on town roads, discuss and decide on town road projects; pay bills and adjourn. Patsy Gustafson 558528 35L Town Clerk

The Annual Road Inspection for the Town of Daniels will be held on Fri., April 20, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m., at town garage and will return to adjourn.

cident, $263.50; inattentive driving, $187.90. Shawn R. Spafford, 42, Grantsburg, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Keith J. Spencer, 41, St. Paul, Minn., operate without valid license, $200.50. Peter W. Spink, 55, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Kristopher R. Staves, 24, Spooner, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Sandra M. Stein, 47, Springbrook, speeding, $200.50. Richard F. Stone, 52, Hayward, operate without insurance, $200.50. Steven B. Strand, 42, Grantsburg, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00.

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(Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. CARMA J. PINGER, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 11 CV 320 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 16, 2011, in the amount of $282,539.76, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 22, 2012, 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. 3441, recorded in Volume 15 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 208, as Document No. 616517, located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 22, Township 33 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wis. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: That part of Lot 1, Certified Survey Map No. 3441, located in the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 22, Township 33 North, Range 16 West, of the 4th Principal Meridian, Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the South 1/4 corner of said Section 22; thence North 00° 29’ 28” East, assumed bearing, along the West line of said Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, a distance of 930.97 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing North 00° 29’ 28” East, 66.50 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 1, Certified Survey Map No. 3441; thence leaving said West line, South 88° 54’ 12” East, along the North line of said Lot 1, a distance of 655.09 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 1; thence leaving said North line, South 00° 29’ 28” West, along the East line of said Lot 1, a distance of 66.50 feet; thence leaving said East line, North 88° 54’ 12” West, a distance of 655.09 feet to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 816 85th Street, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 032-006390100. Dated this 27th day of March, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 286381

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Sarah M. Root, 28, Pine City, Minn., operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. James A. Ruckheim, 59, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Marko S. Ruppe, 73, Ironwood, Mich., speeding, $225.70. Nicole L. Sear, 30, Danbury, nonregistration, $263.50. Trevor J. Simon, 17, Danbury, operate without insurance, $200.50. Roxanne Songetay, 55, Danbury, failure to notify police of ac-

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The Luck Village Board, at their April 11, 2012, Village Board meeting, adopted an ordinance to revise and consolidate, amend, supplement and codify the general ordinances of the Village of Luck. A copy of the ordinance and the revised code are available for review at the Village Hall. Signed/Peter Demydowich, Village President And Kristina Handt, Village Administrator Date Adopted: 4/11/12 Date Published: 4/18/12 558447 35L WNAXLP Effective Date: 4/18/12


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Michelle L. Rhode, Milltown, and David W. Moore, Milltown, issued April 9, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Polk County Land Information Committee will hold a Public Hearing at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in the Government Center (1st floor, County Boardroom), Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, to consider agenda items and amend the Telecommunication Towers, Antennas and Related Facilities Ordinance (addition in italics): Article IX A.2.f. Copies of letters informing contiguous landowners by certified mail and class 2 pub558432 35-36L lication of notice in the County’s newspaper 25a,d WNAXLP of record as appointed by the County Board.

TOWN OF MILLTOWN NOTICE TO BID

The Town of Milltown is accepting bids for the following road projects: 1. Blacktop - 1 mile 210th Avenue, 22’ top, rolled to 2.5”. 2. Crack Seal - 1.2 miles 150th Street. 3. Crack Seal - 1 mile 200th Avenue. 4. Chip Seal - 1.2 miles 150th Street. 5. Chip Seal - 1 mile 200th Avenue. 6. Pulverize Blacktop - 1 mile 230th Avenue. 7. Pulverize Blacktop 1 mile, 180th Street. For more information contact: Jeff at 715-825-3486. Bids are due Friday, May 11, 2012, to the Clerk’s Office or P.O. Box 100, Milltown, WI 54858. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk 558552 35-36L 25-26a,d Town of Milltown

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK FOR THE TOWN OF MEENON

Notice is hereby given that Open Book for the Town of Meenon will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. noon at the Meenon Town Hall. This session gives the property owner an opportunity to meet with the assessor, ask questions of the assessor and look over their property assessments.

NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE TOWN OF MEENON

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Meenon, Burnett County, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2012, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Meenon Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to fill a written objection of appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board member and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office by the order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by the telephone. Respectfully Submitted, 558571 Suzanna M. Eytcheson 35L 25a WNAXLP Meenon Town Clerk

TOWN OF SWISS NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK

Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats., the Town of Swiss assessment roll for the year 2012 assessment will be open for examination on the 5th day of May, 2012, at the Swiss Town Hall, 7551 Main Street, Danbury, from 3 to 5 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection and board of review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 14th day of April, 2012, by Judith Dykstra, Clerk. 558429 35L WNAXLP

CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS TO POLK COUNTY COMMITTEES

Polk County provides the opportunity for citizens to serve on various committees to advise the County Board and county staff on policies and programs. County residents of voting age are encouraged to apply for openings on these committees as they occur. Under State law, the county administrator is responsible for appointment of citizen members and has posted a notice of vacancies, a job description and an application process on the county Web site. Please visit this Web site, www.co.polk.wi.us for further information, e-mail deptadmin@co.polk.wi.us or call 715485-8848. 558500 35L 25a,d (Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL F. SEVER, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 11 CV 599 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 22, 2011, in the amount of $233,672.05, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 2, 2012, 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, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land located in the Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4, Section 27, Township 36 North, Range 17 West, Village of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot 15, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition to the Village of Luck; thence South to a point which is 23.8 feet North of the Northeast corner of Lot 8, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition; thence Southwesterly to a point which is 23.8 feet North of the most Northerly and West corner of Lot 2, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition; thence North to a point 400 feet West of the point of beginning; thence East 400 feet to the point of beginning (said premises being Lots 9 and 14, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition to the Village of Luck which has been vacated). AND Lakeshore Lot 11, Schow and Butts Addition (said premises located in Government Lot 5, Section 27, Township 36 North, Range 17 West, said Lot 5 being the Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4); EXCEPT a parcel of land located in Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 Section 27, Township 36

North, Range 17 West, described as follows: Beginning at a point 200 feet West of the Northwest corner of Lot 15, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition to the Village of Luck; thence South to a point on South line of the property described in Volume 420 Records, page 557, Instrument No. 394523, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin; thence Northeasterly to a point which is 23.8 feet North of the Northeast corner of Lot 8, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition; thence North to the Northwest corner of Lot 15, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition; thence West 200 feet to the point of beginning. AND EXCEPT the East 40 feet of Lakeshore Lot 11, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition to the Village of Luck, AND EXCEPT a parcel of land in Government Lot 5, also known as the Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 Section 27, Township 36 North, Range 17 West, Village of Luck, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot 15, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition to the Village of Luck; thence West 200 feet, to the point of beginning; thence South 245 feet; thence West 200 feet; thence North 245 feet, thence East to the point of beginning, being located in what was formerly known as Lots 11 through 14, Block B, Schow and Butts Addition to the Village of Luck. ALSO EXCEPT the West 25 feet of the East 65 feet of Lakeshore Lot 11, Show and Butts Addition to the Village of Luck, being located in Government Lot 5, Section 27, Township 36 North, Range 17 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14 North Pine Street, Luck, WI 54853. TAX KEY NO.: 146-00352-0000. Dated this 7th day of March, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Dustin A. McMahon State Bar # 1086857 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 285422

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NORTHLAND MUNICIPAL AMBULANCE SERVICE Quarterly & Annual Meeting Wed., April 25 - 7 p.m. At the Luck Senior Center

VILLAGE OF SIREN FIRST STREET IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF SIREN BURNETT COUNTY, WI

Sealed bids will be accepted at Village Hall, located at 24049 First Street, P.O. Box 23, Siren, WI 54872, for Project until May 7, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Work consists of reconstruction of First Street (~600 LF) and includes salvaging base course, unclassified excavation, concrete storm sewer, curb and gutter and bituminous pavement. BIDDING DOCUMENTS may be examined at MSA Professional Services, Inc., in Rice Lake; Village of Siren; Builder’s Exchange of St. Paul; Minneapolis Builders Exchange; Duluth Builders Exchange; Northwest Regional Builders Exchange in Altoona (Eau Claire). Please contact Teresa Anderson, Design Engineer at 715-234-1009 for any questions. BIDDING DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of MSA Professional Services, Inc., 15 W. Marshall Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868, upon receipt of a $40 nonrefundable fee for half size (11” x 17”) plans. Bidding documents in electronic portable display format (PDF) will be provided on a single compact disk for a nonrefundable fee of $20.00. Federal Davis Bacon Wage Rates: Federal wage rates can be found at http://www.wdol.gov/dba.aspx#0. Be aware that project Administrators, Bidders and Contractors are required to use the latest federal wage rate available at the time of bid opening. The minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be the wage scale established by the Federal wage rates. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segre558409 gated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246. 35-36L Published by the authority of the Village of Siren. WNAXLP (Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. PAMELA S. SCHULTE, JOHN DOE SCHULTE unknown spouse of Pamela S. Schulte, Defendants. Case No. 11CV512 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on October 3, 2011, in the amount of $128,701.75, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, in said County, on the 3rd day of May, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: The W 1/2 of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Section 25, Township 34 North, Range 16 West, Town of Apple River, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 637 U.S. Highway 8, Amery, Wisconsin. 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 upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 8th day of March, 2012. /s/Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

(April 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Rodger Petryk Poplar Point Rentals 1983 110 Ave. Dresser, WI 54009 Plaintiff(s) vs. Heather Anderson Address Unknown Defendant(s) Case No. 12-SC-249 Publication Summons and Notice of Filing TO THE PERSON(S) NAMED ABOVE AS DEFENDANT(S): You are being sued by the person(s) named above as Plaintiff(s). A copy of the claim has been sent to you at your address as stated in the caption above. The lawsuit will be heard in the following Small Claims Court: Polk County Justice Center County Courthouse, 715-4859299, 1005 West Main St., Ste. 300, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, on the following date and time, April 30, 2012, 1:30 p.m. If you do not attend the hearing, the court may enter a judgment against you in favor of the person(s) suing you. A copy of the claim has been sent to you at your address as stated in the caption above. 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. You may have the option to answer without appearing in court on the court date by filing a written answer with the clerk of court before the court date. You must send a copy of your answer to the Plaintiff(s) named above at their address. You may contact the clerk of court at the telephone number above to determine if there are other methods to answer a Small Claims complaint in that county. If you need help in this matter because of a disability, please call: 715-485-9299. Rodger Petryk Plaintiff/Attorney Cell: 715-577-3269 April 4, 2012

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Notices/Employment opportunities Burnett and Polk County deaths Harley R. Dlouhy, 80, St. Croix Falls, died March 27, 2012.

(Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA J. HANSON and JOHN DOE, unknown spouse of Patricia J. Hanson Defendants; and MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC, Added Defendant. Case No. 11-CV-522 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

(Apr. 18, 25, May 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT ST. CROIX COUNTY BRANCH 2 ROYAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff vs. NEW HORIZON HOMES, INC. KOPP PROPERTIES OF WI, LLC BERNARD J. KOPP SHIRLEY F. KOPP STEVEN F. KOPP MEGAN A. KOPP BREMER BANK, N.A. JOHN DOE #1, a/k/a JASON TURNER JOHN DOE #2 JOHN DOE #3 JOHN DOE #4 Defendants. Case No: 11CV784 Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on November 21, 2011, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Justice Center in Balsam Lake, in said county, on the 30th day of May, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lots 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, Kopp Addition in the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 555, 559, 563, 567, 571, 575 and 591 Golf Way, Amery, WI. 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 13th day of April, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala - Lawyer Spangler, Nodolf, Bruder & Klinkhammer, LLC P.O. Box 1165 Eau Claire, Wis. 54702-1165 (715) 830-9771 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 obtained will be used for that purpose. 558431 WNAXLP

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 21, 2011, in the amount of $131,996.61, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 29, 2012, 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: The NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section 20-36-19, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2840 Wilson Ave., Town of Sterling. TAX KEY NO.: 046-00453-0000 Peter M. Johnson 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.

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Alan C. Kirby, 63, Siren died March 25, 2012. (April 18, 25, May 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY LVNV Funding LLC as successor in interest to HSBC c/o Messerli & Kramer PA 3033 Campus Drive Suite 250 Plymouth, MN 55441 Plaintiff, vs. Joseph Friesner 1916 60th St. Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Defendant(s). SUMMONS Case Code: 30301 Case No. 12CV98 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant(s): You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is attached, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days of April 18, 2012, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Lois Hoff Clerk of Circuit Court, 1005 West Main Street Ste. 300, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 and to Messerli & Kramer PA, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3033 Campus Drive, Ste. 250, Plymouth, MN 55441. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (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. MESSERLI & KRAMER PA Jillian N. Walker, #1066378 3033 Campus Drive Suite 250 Plymouth, MN 55441 Phone: 763-548-7900 Fax: 763-548-7922

GRANTSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT April 5, 2012

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Fourth-Grade Teacher 100% Full-Time Teaching Position Appropriate Wisconsin Certification: Elementary Education Elementary experience preferred. Individual should have the skills to teach in an active, hands-on and student-centered approach. Background of teaching with guided reading, using Balanced Literacy approach desired. We are looking for a candidate that is able to assess students and use that data to meet the needs of the students. The ability to incorporate technology into the lessons is desired. Ability to work as a team is a must. Send letter of application, resume, credentials (three current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license by April 27, 2012. Brad Jones, Principal Grantsburg Middle School 500 East James Avenue Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-2455 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.

(April 18, 25, May 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY ROYAL CREDIT UNION 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, WI 54703, Plaintiff, v. JAMES V. OLSON 256 Howard Avenue Amery, WI 54001, KANDI L. OLSON 885 Vijobi Trail Amery, WI 54001, Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS Case No. 12 CV 182 Code: 30301 Money Judgment THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To JAMES V. OLSON, named above as a defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff(s) named above has/ have filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after April 18, 2012, 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 Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, and to Attorney John D. Leary, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney whose address is 402 Graham Avenue, P.O. Box 187, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702. 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 the 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. You are notified that we are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Dated this 10th day of April, 2012. RUDER WARE Attorneys for Royal Credit Union John D. Leary State Bar No. 1003749 P.O. ADDRESS RUDER WARE, L.L.S.C. 402 Graham Avenue Post Office Box 187 Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702 Telephone: 715-834-3425 Facsimile: 715-834-9240

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Harold L. Phernetton, 77, Town of Lincoln, died March 22, 2012. Allan W. Niklason, 80, Town of Oakland, died March 17, 2012.

LUCK KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION LUCK KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19, AT 7 P.M. IN THE LUCK SCHOOL CAFETERIA

This evening is designed for parents only, so they may have a better understanding of the kindergarten program and details of their child’s day at school. If your child is currently enrolled in the 4-K Program in Balsam Lake, your child will bring home a registration packet to be completed by you and returned on April 19. If your child does not go to the 4-K Program, then a packet may be picked up at the Luck Elementary School Office anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Those children that are not enrolled in 4-K will also need to bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization records. A school physical will be required to attend kindergarten. According to state law, (chapter 429, section 118.14), a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, in order to go to kindergarten in the fall. If you have questions regarding this, please call us at 715472-2153, Ext. 108. 556613 21-24a 32-35L

www.theleader.net (Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHAWN L. BROWN and ALANA J. BROWN husband and wife and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. Case No.: 11-CV-656 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 December 2, 2011, in the amount of $445,549.54, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 5, 2012, 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: The Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NW 1/4 of SE 1/4) of Section Seventeen (17), Township Thirty-two (32) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 348 State Road 65, Town of Alden. TAX KEY NO.: 002-00433-0000. Peter M. Johnson 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.

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(April 18, 25, May 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY EQUABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL ASSIGNEE OF 1120 W. LAKE COOK RD. STE. B BUFFALO GROVE, IL, 60089 Plaintiff, vs. CHAD MARTIN 1905 250TH AVE LUCK, WI 54853-3701 Defendant(s). Case No. 12CV105 AMENDED SUMMONS Money Judgment: 30301 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To each person named above as Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served upon you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after April 24, 2012, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court whose address is 1005 W. MAIN STREET, SUITE 300, BALSAM LAKE, WI 54810-4410 and to Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLC, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is shown below. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer to the complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, 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: March 27, 2012. /s/ Ryan M. Peterson Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLC Attorneys in the Practice of Debt Collection 250 N. Sunnyslope Rd., Suite 300 Brookfield WI 53005 Toll Free: (877) 667-8010 Attorney for the Plaintiff

Wesley Jahnsen, 93, Town of Meenon, died March 26, 2012.

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JOB VACANCY School District of Siren Part-time Summer Maintenance

The School District of Siren has opened a search for a Part-time Summer Maintenance position. This is a temporary position from June 4 thru August 31, 2012, and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour. Applicants must be available for fill-in and weekend work when needed. Qualifications: • Must have a high school diploma • Must be 18 years of age • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. • Must be able to perform general maintenance and custodial duties • Must be able to move classroom furniture • Must be punctual & reliable • Must pass a criminal background check Interested applicants may apply by submitting an application to: Don Fleischhacker Building & Grounds Director School District of Siren 24022 4th Avenue Siren, WI 54872 Applications are available in the Siren School District Office or on the School Board page of our Web site: www.siren.k12.wi.us. Application deadline: April 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m. 558420 35-36L Please do not e-mail applications.


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BUS DRIVER WANTED Unity School District is taking applications for a bus driver (regular morning and afternoon route). Commercial driver’s license (CDL) with school bus endorsement required. Materials to obtain permit and assistance to obtain license are available. Qualified applicants will be given first consideration. Applications may be obtained from the District Office or on the District Web site, www.unity.k12.wi.us. Interested, qualified persons may apply by submitting letter of application, district application and letters of recommendation to 558148 24-25a,d 35-36L Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator, Unity School District, 1908 150th St./Hwy. 46 N., Balsam Lake, WI 548107267. Application deadline May 1, 2012. E.O.E.

(April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, as assignee of The RiverBank, a Minnesota banking corporation, P.O. Box 188 304 Cascade Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020 Plaintiff, vs. Pamela L. Fangmeier 638 170th Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, John Doe, Mary Roe and XYZ Corporation, Defendants. Case No. 11CV596 Case Type: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Default Judgment and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on March 29, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DAY/DATE/TIME: Thurs., June 7, 2012, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Thirteen (13) of Certified Survey Map No. 3685 Recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey maps, Page 198 as Document No. 632322, being a part of Lot Nine (9) of Certified Survey Map No. 3661 Recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 34 as Document No. 650638 located in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of SW 1/4), Section Thirty-Two (32), Township Thirty-Three (33) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Garfield, Polk County, Wisconsin. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 638 170th Street, Osceola, Wis.) Dated this 16th day of April, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#15803

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Dated this 2nd day of April, 2012. Peter M. Johnson 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

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 21, 2011, in the amount of $801,756.66, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the premises described below at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: April 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. ADJOURNED TO May 9, 2012, 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, Wis., 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: That part of Government Lot 6, of Section 35, Township 35 North of Range 17 West, described as follows: Commencing at a stone monument 1,003.9 feet South and 50.0 feet East of the meander corner on the shore of Balsam Lake on the West line of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 35, Township 35 North, Range 17 West; thence East 334.0 feet to the meander line on the shore of Balsam Lake; thence along said shore meander North 8 deg. 00’ East 143.0 feet; thence North 15 deg. 25’ West 60.2 feet; thence West 339.0 feet; thence South 200.0 feet to the place of beginning. Said land being in the Town of Milltown, County of Polk and State of Wisconsin. ADDRESS: 1860 140th Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. TAX KEY NO: 040-01213-0000.

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(Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S & C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Harvey Jacobsen, Unknown Spouse of Harvey Jacobsen, Scott A. Jacobsen, Joel L. Jacobsen, Lisa Gunter, Amy Jacobsen, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 11CV163 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Jeffery L. Anderson PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 3, 2011, in the amount of $39,129.46, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: May 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS:10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. The balance is due within 10 days of court approval of the sale. The 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 Justice Center, 1005 West Main, Street, Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lots Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8), Block Six (6), also a parcel of land in Lot Nine (9), Block Six (6) described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Lot 9, Block 6 of the Original Plat of the Village of Balsam Lake, thence 10 feet due South, thence West parallel with the North line of said Lot 9, 140 feet, thence due North to the Northwest corner of said Lot 9, thence East 140 feet to the place of beginning, all in the Original Plat of the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 NE 1/4), Section 10, Township 34 North, Range 17 West. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 605 Old Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff ECKBERG, LAMMERS, BRIGGS, WOLFF & VIERLING, PLLP Joseph A. Larson (#1087685) Attorney for Plaintiff 430 Second Street Hudson, WI 54016 715-386-3733 Eckberg Lammers is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. If you are currently in bankruptcy or have been discharged in bankruptcy, this letter is not an attempt to collect the debt from you personally. 557883

(Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. TERRY MICHAEL MORTON, et al. Defendants.

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(Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S&C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Daniel R. Johnson, Individual and Sole Proprietor, d/b/a Swedes Masonry, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 09 CV 929 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Molly E. GaleWyrick PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered April 26, 2010, in the amount of $181,175.54, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: May 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Foyer Area of Polk County Justice Center, West Main St., Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. 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. DESCRIPTION: The Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 28, Township 35 North, Range 18 West, Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin, Except Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 28, Township 35 North, Range 18 West, Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin, thence North along the forty line 300 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of said forty 500 feet; thence South parallel to the East line of said forty to the South line of said forty; thence East to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2155 190th Street, Centuria, WI 54824. The common address is for reference purposes only. /s/Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff ECKBERG, LAMMERS, BRIGGS, WOLFF & VIERLING, PLLP Nicholas J. Vivian (#1047165) Daniel P. Bakken (#1063925) 430 Second Street Hudson, WI 54016 (715) 386-3733 Attorneys for Plaintiff Eckberg Lammers is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. If you are currently in bankruptcy or have been discharged in bankruptcy, this is not an attempt to collect the debt from you personally.

POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS Seasonal Highway Laborer 4 Seasonal Positions Available 6 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. Thru Thurs. June 4 To August 31, 2012, Approximately Deadline To Apply: April 23, 2012

$14.17/hr.

GOLDEN AGE MANOR CNA $13.12/hr. + shift differential of 6:30 - 2:30 (0.3 FTE) .40 for pms & .50 for nocs 2:30 - 9/10:30 (various 0.6 to 0.3 FTE) & every other weekend 10:30 - 6:30 (0.4 FTE) All part-time positions include replacement shifts Deadline To Apply: April 23, 2012 Housekeeper/Laundry Aide $11.19/hr. + shift differential Part-Time a.m. & p.m. Shifts (No Guaranteed Hours) Possible Weekends & Holidays Deadline To Apply: April 24, 2012 **Please Mail CNA & Housekeeper Applications Directly To GAM** YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at www.co.polk.wi.us, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, or Golden Age Manor, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery, or by calling 715-485-9176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 558508 35L

(Apr. 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION U.S. Bank National Association ND 205 W. 4th Street, Suite 500 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Plaintiff vs. TIMOTHY J. GREANER 1718 E. FOREST CIRCLE BALSAM LAKE, WI 54810 RENEE M. GREANER 1718 E. FOREST CIRCLE BALSAM LAKE, WI 54810 WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION 444 S. BROADWAY MENOMONIE, WI 54751 Defendants. PUBLICATION SUMMONS Case No. 12 CV 81 Judge Anderson, Jeffery L. Case Code No. 30404 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as Defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after April 11, 2012, 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 Lois Hoff, Clerk of Courts, Polk County Courthouse, 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300 P.O. Box 549, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 and to Adam C. Lueck, Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606. You may have an attorney help 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: March 30, 2012. Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 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. 557693 WNAXLP

(Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY ANCHORBANK, FSB Plaintiff vs. KATHRYN EMILY KAHLECK A/K/A KATHRYN E. HALLSTEIN, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 11 CV 452 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 17, 2011, in the amount of $102,499.37, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 29, 2012, 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 5 of Certified Survey Map No. 2168 recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps on page 92 as Document No. 553482, located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 21, Township 33 North of Range 18 West; also being part of Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1001, Volume 4, page 248, this being Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 2074, Volume 9, Page 222; Town of Osceola, in Polk County, Wisconsin. AND The South 100 feet of Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 2168 recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps on page 92 as Document No. 553482, located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 21, Township 33 North of Range 18 West; also being part of Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1001, Volume 4, page 248, this being Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 2074, Volume 9, Page 222; Town of Osceola, in Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 862 218th St., Osceola, WI 54020. TAX KEY NO.: 042-00448-0500. Dated this 30th day of March, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar # 1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 286565

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POLK COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY Regular Monthly Meeting Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 9 a.m. Shoreview Apartments, Balsam Lake

Agenda: I. Call to Order. II. Minutes. III. Financial Reports. IV. Operations Report. V. Unfinished Business. VI. New 558089 35L Business. VII. Adjourn.

NOTICE OF SPRING CLEANUP Danbury and Swiss Cemeteries

The Town of Swiss will be conducting its spring clean-up of both the Danbury and Swiss Cemeteries on or about the 1st of May. We will be removing faded/dried-up decorations as to prepare for Memorial Day Weekend. Should you desire to save items, please have decorations removed by the above date. 557825 34-35L Swiss Town Board


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Monday, April 23, 2012 6 p.m. Boardroom AGENDA

1. Call to order and seek approval of the agenda, Robert Clifton 2. Oath of office to newly re-elected board members Daryl Bazey and Amy Dueholm, Robert Clifton 3. Organization of School Board officers and representatives. 4. Consideration of previous minutes, LeRoy Buck 5. Presentation of Vouchers, Amy Dueholm 6. Treasurer’s Report, Amy Dueholm 7. Recognition of Guests or Delegates A. Michael Jensen - Student Representative B. Blizzard Hockey Organization C. Other 8. Administrative Reports A. Mr. Palmer B. Mr. Gobler 9. New Business A. Proposal for design services, SDS Architects. B. Volunteer approval for football. C. WI Statute 118.293 Concussion & Head Injury: Mr. Gobler. D. 66:30 Shared Staff Agreement with Frederic: School Psych/Spec. Ed Dir. E. Review and approval of 5-year Self-Audit on Nondiscrimination. F. Employee Handbook update and possible approval of it. G. Any other business that may properly come before the Board. 10. Motion to convene into executive session per WI Stat. 19.85(1)(e) for discussion of WERC base wage ruling and employee compensation. 11. Motion to adjourn. 558497 35L

ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS/ QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRANTSBURG ENTERPRISE CENTER II Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) until 10:00 a.m., April 27, 2012, local time, at NWRPC Offices, located at 1400 South River Street, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801. Proposals will be publicly opened at said time and place. The proposal is for furnishing all labor and materials for the construction, complete in place, of the Grantsburg Enterprise Center II. This will include the construction of a 12,000-squarefoot light-industrial building including all interior and exterior building work and site improvements. It is expected that a contract will be awarded by 4:30 p.m., April 30, 2012. Construction start-up is expected to begin on or about May 1, 2012, weather permitting; and occupancy of the facility is required on or before August 15, 2012. The proposals must be submitted on the forms in the Project Specification Documents as prepared by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission and Halverson Engineering. Digital copies of the Contract documents for use by Contractors submitting a proposal will be available on April 16, 2012, and may be obtained by contacting NWRPC by telephone at 715-635-2197 or Halverson Engineering by telephone at 608488-2085. Printed copies will be available for viewing at both offices. Awarded Contracts shall also be subject to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Prevailing Wagon Rates and all other requirements included in the contract documents. No proposals will be considered unless filed with NWRPC by the time and date listed above and accompanied by a cash deposit, cashier’s or certified check, or bond made payable to NWRPC for five percent (5%) of the proposal amount; to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event that the proposal be accepted and the contractor shall fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required performance bonds. No proposals may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of opening. The NWRPC will select the most advantageous proposal based upon the scoring criteria contained in the proposal documents and reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. By Order of Northwest Regional Planning Commission Myron Schuster, Executive Director

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(Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. TRAVIS J. PETERSEN SHANNON N. PETERSEN, DISCOVER BANK, CAPITAL ONE BANK (U.S.A.), PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC, GRINDELL LAW OFFICES, SC, Defendants. Case No. 11CV698 Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an amended judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on March 1, 2012, in the amount of $102,778.41, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, in said County, on the 3rd day of May, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lots 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9, Block 7 of Todd Lewis Addition to Plat of Lewis (in the Town of Clam Falls), Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1144 Oak Avenue, Lewis, 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 upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 6th day of March, 2012. /s/Peter J. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 556043

(Mar. 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT CIVIL DIVISION POLK COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, N.D. Plaintiff vs. RONALD R. FEHLEN Defendant NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 11 CV 470 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 28, 2011, in the amount of $188,228.87, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 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: Lot 7 of Certified Survey Map No. 2026, recorded in Volume 9 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 174, as Document 542747, located in the East One-half of Southeast Onequarter of Southwest Onequarter (E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section Eighteen (18), Township Thirty-two (32) North, Range Eighteen (18) West, Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO: 022-00922-0700. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 312 236th St., Osceola, WI 54020. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St. 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.

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(Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. MATTHEW T. CARSTENBROCK, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 11 CV 2 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 31, 2011, in the amount of $199,175.68, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 22, 2012. 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 12, of the Plat of Rolling Hills First Addition, a “County Plat” being a division of Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 4588 recorded in Volume 20 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 140, as Document No. 685791, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 13, Township 33 North, Range 18 West, Garfield Township, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1881 98th Ave., Dresser, WI 54009. TAX KEY NO.: 024-01300-1200. Dated this 27th day of March, 2012 Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 286380

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(Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON f/k/a THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF POPULAR ABS, INC. MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-C, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL G. ZABEL; and DARLENE K. ZABEL, his wife, Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-517 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of said Circuit Court in the above-entitled action which was entered on February 24, 2012, in the amount of $104,313.28, I shall expose for sale and sell at public auction in the Foyer of the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 29th day of May, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the following described premises or so much thereof as may be sufficient as to raise the amount due to the plaintiff for principal, interest and costs, together with the disbursements of sale and solicitors’ fees, to-wit: Lot 14, Block 5, First Addition to the Village of Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NUMBER: 12600153-0000. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down cash, money order or certified check. Balance due within ten days of confirmation of sale. This property is being sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Velnetske Law Offices, LLC 10555 N. Port Washington Road Mequon, WI 53092 262-241-9339 The above property is located at 105 1st Avenue South, Frederic, Wisconsin. Velnetske Law Office, LLC, is a law firm representing a creditor in the collection of a debt owed to such creditor, and any such information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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(Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WILSHIRE CREDIT CORPORATION, AS SERVICER FOR U.S. BANK, NA, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NA, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-RM4 Plaintiff vs. CHRISTINE A. SIMONSON, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 946 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 18, 2010, in the amount of $185,761.73, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 2, 2012, 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 25, Croixwood, in the City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: Lot 25, Croixwood “A Planned Unit Development,” City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1326 East Aspen Drive, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. TAX KEY NO.: 281-01380-2500. Dated this 7th day of March, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com 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 the purpose. 285293

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(April 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Prairie Financial, LLC as successor in interest to Chase Bank USA, N.A. c/o Messerli & Kramer PA 3033 Campus Drive, Suite 250 Plymouth, MN 55441 Plaintiff, vs. Peter Korb 119 N. Washington St. Upper P.O. Box 5 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 Defendant(s). SUMMONS Case Code: 30301 Case No. 12CV95 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant(s): You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is attached, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days of April 4, 2012, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Lois Hoff, Clerk of Circuit Court, 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and to Messerli & Kramer PA, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3033 Campus Drive, Suite 250, Plymouth, MN 55441. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (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.

PART-TIME PATROL OFFICERS Luck, WI

The Village of Luck is establishing a list of eligible part-time patrol officers. Nights, weekends and holidays required. Minimum requirements include 60 college credits, WI Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification, good driving record and good verbal and written communication skills. Wage DOQ. Deadline to submit a DJ-LE-330 application, cover letter and resume is Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m. Submit materials to the Village Administrator at P.O. Box 315, Luck, WI 54853, 558353 35L or via e-mail to: volkristina@lakeland.ws. EOE.

VILLAGE OF FREDERIC

SPRING CLEANUP WEEK Monday - Friday, May 7 - 11, 2012 Fees:

Appliances $20/ea. Furniture (Incl. TV, Computer, VCR) $10/ea. item Tires $5/ea. Miscellaneous Items $10/minimum fee

Call the Village office to schedule a 24-26a 35-37L pickup, 715-327-4294 558234


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Woodland Chorale lights up Frederic stage Local singers combine with a talented duo for second-annual concert by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer FREDERIC – Several months of practice and preparation culminated in a beautiful, sparkling performance of singing and piano playing as the Woodland Chorale took the stage at the Frederic High School auditorium last Saturday, April 14, raising money for several local efforts. The chorale is in its second culmination, brought to fruition behind the musical talents of Dr. Harry Johansen and Christine Johansen, who credited the idea to Frederic Community Education director Ann Fawver a couple of years ago. “She got me thinking about it. And we thought a choir would be a good community education project, which would meet their goals,” Harry said. The musical Johansens are renowned and supremely competent musicians, and have made coaxing “beautiful music” from local singers a bit of a retirement hobby. They started the Woodland Chorale last year, and have continued to harvest talent through a combined effort of the Unity, Luck and Frederic Community Education programs, culminating with the Frederic concert on Saturday that also gave Christine a chance to showcase that district’s new grand piano. “It was a pleasure to have the use of the new grand piano at the Frederic High School,” Harry said. “We decided to feature it in the program, with Christine playing two classical solo pieces on the instrument as our thanks to the Grand Idea committee and the Frederic community, who made the piano purchase possible.” The Grand Idea committee patiently raised $9,000 from June to October of last year to replace the school’s 35year-old piano, using donations from several local sources and dedicated volunteer efforts to make the new Pearl River grand a cherished new part of the district’s music program, solidifying its role as a premier instrument for the future. Corey Arnold State Farm Insurance instigated and coordinated the fundraiser, and donations came not only from local sources, but from as far away as the East Coast and Washington state, as well as from dozens of locals and Frederic alumni. Local organizations also gave big donations, and several had heartwarming stories, such as a number of donations given in memory of the late Kay Heine, wife of Greg Heine, vocal music director. Frederic school staff members Jerry Tischer, Josh Robinson, Pat Anderson, Greg Heine and Patti Burns were also instrumental in helping to raise funds for the project. The dramatic Pearl River piano impressed everyone involved, and contributed to the Saturday evening performance, which this year had a theme of “Music of the Spirit and the Heart,” featuring the works of Handel, Aaron Copland, Haydn, Debussy, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others, even including lesser known numbers from Japan and Sweden. “I chose the music and it seemed to fall into the two categories nicely,” Harry said. “Last year it was woods and waters, so two ideas seemed the right approach again.” The process of pulling over two dozen local adults from several communities together is not easy, and yes, they all had to audition - many of whom doing so for the first time ever. The chorale also practices for months prior, and several of the singers doubled their duties as flutists. However, the Woodland Chorale did not go through the process just for fun, as they not only created a wonderful show, they also raised donations for the Community Referral Agency last year and for the Salvation Army

The 2012 Woodland Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Harry Johansen, performanced Saturday, April 14, at Frederic. – Photos by Greg Marsten

Pianist Chris Johansen received a standing ovation after she played a mini concert prior to the intermission on Saturday.

“Make it beautiful ...” Dr. Harry Johansen has a habit of telling his singers. and musical scholarships this year. “This year we raised $1,495 to be divided equally between the Salvation Army Moola for Milk program and for scholarships to summer music camps to young, local musicians,” Harry said. He also hinted that the third incarnation of the chorale is a reality. “Yes, we will perform again,” Harry revealed. “We have had good successes performing and, thereby, raising money for local needs. It is very nice to be able to enjoy making beautiful music while helping others.” Dr. Johansen is a recently retired professor of music and chair of the department of music at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Prior to being chair, he was the director of choral activities and conductor of the concert choir, chamber singers, women’s chorale, and opera productions and taught courses in conducting and choral literature. He is a currently the conductor of the Heartland Singers, the Woodland Chorale and the West Denmark Lutheran Church choir. Over the years, his choirs have appeared at state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Confer-

The Woodland Chorale features singers from across the region.

The new Pearl River grand piano was a marvel of sight and sound with the artistry of Chris Johansen. ence, and have toured in Europe. He has served as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for music festivals and clinics throughout the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest, where he was on the faculty of the University of Idaho. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Morris Hayes Award by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association for service to the choral profession. Dr. Johansen is also an accomplished bass, and has appeared often as an oratorio soloist and in recitals. He has performed as a soloist for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and at the Oregon Bach Festival. Christine Johansen earned a Bachelor of Music degree in performance and a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa. Since then she has enjoyed an active performances and teaching career. At the University of Idaho, she accompanied numerous solo recitals and choral performance and taught piano privately. Beginning in 1989, she taught piano performance, class piano and courses in music fundamentals for classroom teachers at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. While there, she performed in annual chamber music programs and accompanied countless solo recitals and choral performances. She retired in 2007. As a member of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, she has chaired the annual Badger State auditions. In the Music Teachers National Association, she coordinated the annual competition for collegiate pianists in the state of Wisconsin, and judged many other competitions including the Mendelssohn Club Competition in Rockford, Ill., and the Madison Symphony Concerto Competition. She currently accompanies the Heartland Singers, the Woodland Chorale, the West Denmark Church choir and serves as worship pianist for the church. If you missed the Woodland Chorale concert last weekend, you may also be able to catch their performance on Lakeland Cable’s public access channel over the coming weeks.


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Frederic Elementary has been traveling

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Frederic Elementary has been traveling the United States and learning about this wonderful country. On Thursday, April 5, the school took a walking field trip back in time, dressed as pioneers, to the Frederic Depot and Museum and learned about some of Frederic’s history and saw some awesome memorabilia from the past. Local volunteers were on hand to talk about items in the museum and what things were like back in the day. Students also got to have a picture taken on the Soo Line caboose that sits at the depot, learn about traveling by train and have fun exploring the caboose. Darwin Brown, aka Farmer Brown, was also on hand and took all the students on a horse and buggy ride around town. The students were able to give Ace and Bella (the horses) a high five, pet the horses, learn about the time it would take to travel anyplace by horse, or plow a field, and just how much time it takes to care for horses. The weather was great for the field trip. The students loved the horse and buggy ride and learning about Frederic’s history and trains. Gratitude is extended to all the volunteers for being there, telling the children about Frederic’s history and to Farmer Brown! The students are still talking about the awesome horse and buggy rides.


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by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – There’s just something relaxing and special about falling asleep at the lake – the lapping waves, the gentle breezes, occasional laughter and even chortles of far-off snoring – that leads to a peaceful night at the resort. There was a time when family resorts ruled, and no vacation spot was as prominent as Balsam Lake. With hundreds of rental cabins, the shore was literally littered with summer retreats that built on that halcyon ideal of relaxation and carefree living - if only for a week or two. But no longer. The times have changed, property values soared and the temptation of parceling those multiacre, severalcabin retreats is a thing of the past, bowing to private cabins and homes where rickety, tiny little rental cabins once thrived. “There’s only a couple of resorts left on Balsam Lake,” said Kyle Ward of Ward’s Resort fame. “At one time, in 1953, there were 26 resorts on the lake.” Peter and Kyle Ward were raised in that resort atmosphere, where the customer’s blood pressure, peace of mind and need to kick back led to the Ward Resort family becoming experts of sorts on things like winterizing, improvements, and whether storms have damaged neighbors’ cabins. “Cabin Watch sort of came out of an extension of the resort,” Peter said of the family’s expansion into a unique security business. The changing face of the lake and the hundreds of private cabins that emerged in the shadows of those former resorts meant a new demand from those property owners to have that same security, peace of mind and other services the Ward crew had become known for over the years, even though the owners were often a couple of hours away. Behind the brand Kyle, Peter, Dawn and Michelle Ward sat down to explain what is behind the CWS/Cabin Watch brand that has emerged in recent years, with that famous pair of binoculars as their logo. “They really kind of spun off by accident from things on the lake,” Peter said. “Resorts are pretty much down for the winter.” The Wards kept getting requests for things like checking for storm damage, power outages, winterizing, improvements and more, for the people who lived several hours away but cared about what the cabin would be like when they rolled in for that much-needed relaxation. “We’re their connection to the cabin,” Peter said. “Your eyes while you’re away.” The Wards tell of realizing there might be something to their storied advice when even the police would call to inquire about things like frozen pipes or storm damage to vacant properties. Hence, the Cabin Watch brand was born in the fall of 2009, with the CWS Security

The family behind the Cabin Watch, CWS Security and Wards Resort are all Wards: (L to R): Kyle, Dawn, Michelle and Peter Ward. The multiple businesses have blossomed from the family’s resort and investment business, answering unique needs for specific issues they’ve encountered in the family resort business. - Photos by Greg Marsten Watch extension a few months later in 2010. Starting with just one paid employee, the family moved into overdrive to make the business a reality. While the new businesses might seem to be a strange venture for a family better known for almost 60 years of renting outboard motors, providing clean linens and fishing advice for their nine cabins and 18 seasonal trailer lots, it really was not that far off. “We did have goals to start something as a family, to keep it local and provide local jobs,” Dawn Ward said.

Investing in themselves As Peter noted, the Ward crew had long ago diversified, and has been involved in business investments for many years,

with holdings and hands-on operational involvement in at least nine businesses, providing seed money and investment in states as far away as Texas and Georgia, and as close to home as Iowa and Illinois. But they decided to look in the mirror. “It was a new concept: investing in yourself!” Peter added with a grin. The Cabin Watch marque has also spawned CWS Security Watch, Home Watch property protection, Care Watch medical alert systems, and even specialized services for homes and cabins alike, such as Entertainment Watch custom audio and theater systems, as well as Vacu Watch central vacuum systems. The Ward expansion and niche-filling has meant the 100-percent-local business continues to grow, and now means at least a dozen local employees, many of whom

The CWS giant binoculars have become a staple of many local parades.

were former security personnel and technicians from past firms like Polk-Burnett Security Services, which was purchased by Trans Alarm and left a curious void, locally, leaving the CWS brand to fill in, while expanding even more by purchasing Performance Alarm of Grantsburg. “It created a void,” stated Dawn. “And it’s really cool to give back to the community.” The need for “second eyes” means the Wards are getting into new areas that go beyond simple security that local police can’t provide, and people have started to take notice, while also finding new ways to utilize Cabin Watch. The Wards tell of requests that go beyond just letting people know if they have storm damage or power outages at their lake homes - an hour and a half away they can provide things like laundry service, cleaning, construction connections, even filling the fridge or turning the heat on for a weekend arrival. “We’re that link to the cabin,” Peter said. “You get us, and yes, we’ll deliver laundry, groceries. You name it. Just about everything, except we don’t do pets.” The security end is covered 24/7 by a central monitoring location in Austin, Minn., and their security net is broad, running from Duluth/Superior south to River Falls and Tomah, and as far out as Waupaca, even to the edge of the Twin Cities in Blaine and other outer-ring suburbs. The security options offer a broad net, but Cabin Watch services don’t reach that far, as they must fall within a one-hour radius, allowing the crew to be available and on-call in a pinch, for when things like storms roll though. The family prides itself on the ability to control and monitor “vital signs” remotely, not just alarms. They’ve taken to technology well, offering remote access and controls on smartphones and laptop computers. To prove it, Peter quickly uses his phone to call up the cameras in the office where he is sitting, while then showing the vitals on his and Michelle’s home panel, where they can control their heat and air conditioning, and much more. “A lot of our customers are gone for months at a time,” Peter said. “When those people do come up, they want to relax. They don’t want to think or [be forced to] fix stuff.” The Wards can also provide names for trusted contractors and access for them when things do go wrong, as they have a wealth of experience on not only how to fix and improve things, they also know what not to do in the event of damage. “It’s about taking out the nickel-anddiming,” Kyle said. “Keeping it affordable and fair.”

Put to the test The Cabin Watch crew was tested last summer, when a series of storms and tornadoes plagued the region, but it also showed the need for that battery of local personnel, as well as things like their eyecatching, signature Hummer H3s, which they have become known for. The allwheel-drive vehicles mean they never have to worry about getting stuck during

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An Opal well worth loving by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – The Grantsburg High School theater department’s production of “Everyone Loves Opal” presented FridaySunday, April 13-15, was one well worth loving. The six-member cast turned in fine per-

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formances of the John Patrick play about a happy eccentric befriended by three con artists. The tables are turned with humorous consequences as their plan to murder Opal for insurance money is thwarted when charmed by the irrepressible and lovable junk collector.

The very frugal Opal, played by Lily Benge Briggs, cheerfully reached for a recycled tea bag to prepare a cup for a guest.

Solomon Bozo, played by Bradley Taylor, tried to convince Gloria Gulock, played by Whitney Oachs, not to stop him from tossing Opal into traffic.

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The scheming Gloria Gulock, played by Whitney Oachs, didn’t accept Opal’s gift of a shiny shawl graciously but was instead guilted by the junk collector’s undeserved kindness to her. Bradford Winter, played by Paul Lewis, showed exasperation when unable to escape the irrepressible antics of Opal.

Franklin William Benge Briggs played Mr. Tanner, Opal’s cute and constant companion.

Con artists Gloria Gulock, Bradford Winter and Solomon Bozo became totally distraught at seeing an unconscious Opal. The schemers were so charmed by the lovable junk collector they now hoped their murderous plan for her hadn’t come to fruition.

Lovable Opal turned three unscrupulous con artists into lovable and loyal friends with the trio happily sharing in the junk collector’s stash of cash. A disoriented Opal, played by Lily Benge Briggs, is assisted by Officer Joe Janke, played by Joe Dumas, while crooks Bradford Winter, played by Paul Lewis, and Solomon Bozo, played by Bradley Taylor, cringe with contrived concern.


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Getting married

is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want then, when you see what the other person has, you wish you had ordered that.

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Just for

Laughs Joe Roberts

••• The chief of police asked three cops what they would like to hear at their funeral if they were ever killed in the line of duty. The first cop said, “I would like to hear them say that I was the bravest cop on the force.” The second police officer said, “I would like to hear that I was a terrific cop who died in the line of duty.” The last cop replied, “I would like to hear them say ... 'Look, he’s moving!'” •••

Frederic Elementary fourth- and fi fiffthgrade spring concert FREDERIC – On Tuesday, April 26, the students in fourth and fifth grade from Frederic Elementary will be performing their spring concert. The evening will be full of a wide variety of musical performances. The fifth-grade band, under the direction of Patti Burns, will perform a number of selections, as will the fifth-grade bell choir directed by Pat Anderson. Students will present a musical called “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids,” music and lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller and Dan Root. Book adapted and additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler. Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle – based on a screenplay by Bill Peet – based on the novel, “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the elementary gym and the public is invited to attend. - submitted

SCFHS spring program slated ST. CROIX FALLS - The St. Croix Falls Historical Society will hold its spring membership meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the St. Croix Falls City Hall/Polk County Information Center at Hwys. 8 and 35. Alyssa Auten, who is the historic site manager of the Folsom House historic site in Taylors Falls, Minn., will present a program on the Folsom House, the three generations of Folsom family members who lived there and about managing a historic site. W.H.C. Folsom, an early settler and prominent businessman in Taylors Falls, built the house in 1854, and he and his wife, Mary Jane, lived there during their lifetimes, followed by their son, Wyman X. The house, with many of its original furnishings, was sold to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1968. Auten, who grew up in Wyoming, Minn., and spent summer weekends with her family at their cabin on Bone Lake near Luck, has an undergraduate degree in architecture with a minor in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in historic building conservation from the University of Bath in Bath, England. The meeting is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. - from SCFHS

The name game Names are a title that we carry

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with us from beginning to end. I realize that some go to extra effort to change their given names from John W. Ingalls whatever was assigned by their parents but most just accept it and get on with life. It may represent something from your family or ethnic heritage or it may be something original but your given name meant something to your parents. Names of ethnic origin may be traditional or perhaps borrowed from a hero or heroine. Thor, for example, is a name of Scandinavian origin and conjures up an image of strength and power. Zeus is another name, of Greek mythology, that has substance. I prefer traditional names exactly for that reason: substance. I struggle with modified designer names. Do any of you remember the children of musician Frank Zappa? Dweezil, Diva, Ahmet and Moon Unit Zappa clearly had designer names. I am sure the names meant something to dear old Mom and Dad but how did the children feel? It’s like the famous Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Named Sue.” I knew of a mother of twin boys that actually named her children Oranjello and Lemonjello. That was different but it meant something to the mom. They were her favorite

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and running, I decided it was time to get on my bike and ride. Freshly inspired by my biking in the Florida sunshine, I figured that riding to church Carrie Classon would be a good idea. So I dressed up in my Sunday’s best and hopped on my cycle for what I figured would be about an hour’s ride. It was a little more than that. The trail was not paved, and so I didn’t make the time I estimated. There were piles of leaves and debris still left on the trail from the spring thaw that I needed to plow through. I had neglected to roll my skirt up around my waist and instead left it fluttering behind me until it got firmly wedged between the back wheel and the brake pad and had to be ripped loose in pieces. It was also colder than I thought, with patches of frost alongside the trail. By the time I made it to church, I had been peddaling hard for an hour and a half, the bells were just starting to ring in the church tower, and I had no time to tidy myself up. I hung my helmet around my handlebars and raced to the church door, only then realizing that my feet had gone completely numb from the cold. With my ripped skirt dangling behind me and my hair poking out in every which direction, I stumbled into the church on wooden feet, looking like an inebriate. “How nice to see you,” the pastor said. (I’m pretty sure she’s paid to say that.) But I enjoyed the service once my feet regained feeling. I was able to stand by the time I was asked to walk up to the communion rail, wondering how many people were taking note of the detached skirt hem snaking behind me. It felt good to know I had

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made it there on my own power and, despite the mishaps, I knew that the next ride would be better. Sometimes I just need to get on my bike and ride. I started to run in my mid-30s when I noticed I was developing a little paunch around my middle that I had not granted a residence permit. Alarmed, I decided that I should start running. On the first day out, I ran nearly four miles. The next day climbing the stairs to the second floor of my house felt like an assault up K2. I’ve since learned that this is not the recommended way to start running, but I’m not sure if I’d have had the patience to do it any other way. I still run. I don’t run fast or far, but I run. Television news is filled with stories of people who ventured to places and tried new adventures ill-prepared, without sufficient money, training or electronic gadgets to ensure their survival in a hostile forest, sea, jungle, neighborhood or shopping mall. But much more common and less reported, I think, is the person who just tries the new activity or adventure, makes a few mistakes and keeps trying. You can always buy better shoes. You can’t retrieve a day once it is over. Riding home from church, my skirt securely rolled around my middle, the sun was warm. I enjoyed the smell of the farms and fields as I pedaled past. I imagined I would be a little sore tomorrow, but my trepidation about riding had faded. The next time it will be even easier to get on my bike and ride. Till next time, —Carrie

Special offerings at Frederic ASC Walk/Run

FREDERIC - The Frederic ASC Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, May 12, with registration taking place from 8-9 a.m. at the Birch Street Elementary School. Team pictures will also be taken during this time. Registration forms are available at the U.S. and Bremer banks, the Medicine Shoppe, and Larsen Auto Center and are sent to Kay Thorsbakken at Box 221, Frederic, WI. 54837. Preregistration is $5 and registration the day of the walk is $10. Teams and individuals can also register online at community.ascevents.org/ fredericwalkrun. Bob and Betty MacKean have donated a quilt that is being raffled as a fundraiser for the walk. The quilt is 78 inches wide, 84 inches long and would complement any room or decor. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are available at Luck Medical Clinic, the Medicine

Shoppe, U.S. and Bremer banks and from ACS Walk/Run committee members. Quilt tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event. The quilt drawing will take place at 9:15 a.m. just before the walk begins. The Frederic Golf Course is offering a buy one, get one free round of golf for every run/walk participant. The golf course is also donating four free rounds of golf to the person who raises the most funds. An autographed 2011 Packer football will again be available as a silent auction item. Lace up your walking shoes and join in the fight against cancer as we get one step closer to a cure! For more information, contact Elvira Schmidt at 715-6532684. - submitted

Historical society seeks volunteer help

DANBURY - The Burnett County Historical Society needs your help. Volunteers are needed for a weeklong cleanup of the grounds at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4. This will consist of leaf removal, lawn mowing, repair of wigwams, fur posts, deck and sidewalks, wood cutting and some cleanup from the July 2011 storm. Anyone that can help with this project bring gloves,

rakes, leaf blower or a chain saw. The work is not all physical. There are many projects that anyone can help with. Gas and oil for saws and power tools will be provided. Lunch and beverage will be available all week. If you can come for one day, half a day or all week, come and be a part of this historic site cleanup. Please call and let them know what day or days you can help. Gratitude is extended in advance for your help. 715-8668890 or e-mail fahp@centurytel.net - submitted

Northwest Wisconsin Woodland Owners to meet HAYWARD – The Northwest Chapter of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners will meet Saturday, April 21, in Hayward at the veterans center located in downtown Hayward on Hwy. 63. Topics discussed will include presentations on Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law, Wisconsin fur-bearing animals and the current firewood restrictions intended to gelatin flavors. Some parents name their child a traditional name but change the spelling to make it unique. Fred becomes Phred, Jennifer is changed to Gynnipher, Larry MD morphs into Lairee and Bob remains Bob. Actually changing the spelling of a name can sometimes be a positive factor. Most people know about Oprah, the worldclass entertainer and businesswoman. What many don’t realize is that she originally was meant to be named Orpah, after a woman identified in the Old Testament. A simple unintended transposition of two letters is now synonymous with fame and fortune. Regardless of traditional or designer names it still has meaning to the bearer. We all like to hear our name associated with something of lasting value or character. Sometimes we discover something and it is named in honor of the discoverer. America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Strait of Magellan are of course named after famed explorer Ferdinand Magellan and Johnson Lake is named after someone named Johnson. What about anatomical names. We think of the names of our body parts as being derived from Greek or Latin origins but actually numerous areas are named after the person who first discovered it or described it. Most people are aware of Achilles tendon or

slow the spread and impact of the gypsy moth and the emerald ash borer. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. Events should conclude by 2:30 p.m. For lunch reservations or more information contact Will Kiefer at 715-374-3544. - submitted Adam’s apple but what about the circle of Willis or Lovibond’s angle? Many aren’t aware of the ligaments of Cooper until they start to stretch then they are known as Coopers droopers. Sometimes it isn’t a body part that is named but rather it is a space or opening. I can only imagine someone poking around in a body and they discover a hole. Perhaps that is how the space of Disse or the epiploic foramen of Winslow was named. Have you ever heard about Rathke’s pouch, the canal of Schlemm or the sphincter of Oddi? We are acquainted with these areas but never really know the names. Young couples planning a family may notice an acceleration of the bundle of His when the Raphe of Holzer gets within close proximity to Grafenberg’s spot or the recesses of Mulvey. Fillopio’s tubes are certain to play a role in the process and after the baby is born you can cut through Warton’s jelly. What’s in a name? Everything. Expectant parents, when you are pondering potential names for your offspring give them a good name, a name they can be proud of, because you can never be too certain that we won’t have one of our body parts with their name attached. No one wants to hear from their physician that their “Moon Unit” doesn’t work properly. How much more distinguished it is to discover that your Crypts of Lieberkuhn or Kiesselbach’s Plexus has fallen on hard times. Give them a name we can all wear proudly.


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Build a beehive, no strings attached There’s an adage that runs something like: Be careful what you ask for. Meaning, one guesses, that once something is set in motion, it can expand in many ways. A couple of years back, longtime Forts Folle Avoine volunteer Al Johnson thought it might be a good idea – and fun besides – to tinker a bit and build a working model of an old-fashioned outdoor clay oven. Johnson was well aware that these wood-fired ovens were popular in French Canada during the 1700s, meaning that voyageurs often came from families that had used them back home. So he convinced Forts director Steve

Clay oven builder Al Johnson will teach the art and science of building a small beehivestyle model in a class at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park on Saturday, May 12.

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Wierschem to let him experiment and see what he might come up with. The result was first one, then another, fully functional outdoor clay oven. Both were well received and have been useful in the site’s educational and interpretive events and programs. Now Johnson has plans for a third version, and he’d love to make the experience a learning adventure. So, on Saturday, May 12 (May 19 backup in case of nasty weather), he will be conducting a class for those interested in learning the ins and outs of building a small outdoor clay oven. Small so the Forts will now be able to use a more portable version for off-site programs, and also construct a sort that many people could easily replicate for their own use. The class will start at 8 a.m. on May 12 and is limited to 12 first-come, first-taken registrants. Cost for the all-day class will be $35 per person and includes lunch. Participants should arrive in old clothes for this hands-on event. While this class is specifically geared to the building process, another class in June will feature actually cooking in one of these ovens. Further details and registrations are available by calling 715-8668890. As Johnson reiterates, “We will make a beehive (so-called for its resemblance to the shape of a beehive) clay oven from scratch so participants can follow the steps and understand the process. When you leave the class you should be able to make an oven of your own, utilizing the info gained that day. It’s a hands-on, fun-but-thorough examination of what you’ll need to know.” To

Cleanup Days, Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4, at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park promise to be less strenuous than during the heyday of the lumberjacks. Plus, lunch will be provided—call the site, 715-866-8890, for further info. – Photos submitted simplify the procedure, Johnson does make a concession to modern efficiency by incorporating his own pug mill for the clay mixing process, something the old-time French Canadians didn’t have. “This will save hours of backbreaking trial and error to get a good base material,” Johnson explained, adding that “the Forts will be able to use this smaller version for educational demos off-site.” Participants will need to wear old clothes, given the get-dirty ramifications involved in assembling dirt, clay, and twigs and mortaring it into a usable form. The only other prerequisite is a healthy curiosity about learning a skill that touches on our past, present and future. Classes such as this go a long way toward illustrating part of Forts Folle Avoine’s strategy of making history come alive for people stuck in the 21st century. And how they can incorporate a visit to the past into their own lives, to boot. Not bad for a fuddy-duddy old historical place, eh? Another spring event at Forts Folle Avoine is in the offing during the week of April 30-May 4, according to Wier-

schem. “Turns out we have lots of cleanup needed around the site and the grounds,” he explained, “so we hope interested folks will come out and lend a hand. We’ll provide a lunch for all, and to help us plan, it would be great—but not mandatory—if you could give us a call ahead of time.” Anyone with leafblowers and/or other stuff like rakes and chain saws are asked to bring ‘em along, as well as wear gloves. Projects will mostly revolve around general cleaning but will also include some repairs. The cleanup efforts run each day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, April 30May 4. Wierschem’s only request is that no gnomes be harmed in the process, so be alert. We’re small but mostly nocturnal. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park’s gift shop and administrative office is open Monday-Friday each week. Historic site tours are available from Memorial Day ‘til October. Further info is available via 715-866-8890 or www.theforts.org. signed, Woodswhimsy

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Encore is Monday at SHS forming vocal and instrumental solo and ensemble pieces and state forensics students will be presenting their selections. Students from the play-production class will be presenting short plays as well. This is free and open to the public and a great way to see and hear what the students are achieving. You will be amazed by the quality and workmanship. Please join them. - submitted

One-half mile in the ditch by William Johnson Special to the Leader FREDERIC – With Earth Day just around the corner, it offers the chance to look around and see just how far we have come in the last 43 years, since Polk County’s own Gaylord Nelson got the nation, and eventually the world, to stop, take a deep breath, and think about where the planet was heading environmentally. The first glimpse into the story comes each spring when the snow melts out of the ditches, revealing what has been tossed out car windows. A one-half-mile section of 150th Street, just north of Frederic, has been this reporter’s research project on this issue for many years. Owning the property on one side of the road, it has been a twice-a-year campaign by him and a couple of other volunteers to pick up the discarded trash for the past 15-plus years. In that time, the volume has decreased little, if at all, when landfill trash collection and recycling is easier than ever. What is the odd piece of the puzzle? Of discarded items, 85 percent in the ditch is recyclable, and that is free. Polk County offers community recycling drop boxes that are scattered around the county. What is even stranger, 40 percent of the recyclables in the ditch are aluminum cans, which have a value. If a person is not into saving cans for resale, every village around here has someone collecting cans for a worthwhile project. So why do they end up in the ditch? Pictured is the collection from spring 2012, found on that one-half-mile piece of 150th Street in the Town of West Sweden, six months from the last cleanup. Again, 85 percent recyclable. The winners are Michelob

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Robert’s Road House on Hwy. 70 in Webster conducted meat raffles for six weeks to raise funds for local causes, dividing the proceeds between the Moose Lodge and Ruby’s Food Shelf. Owner Robert Hillestad said he held the raffles while the local Lions Club took a short break. “We had a lot of fun,” Hillestad said. “It’s nice to be able to help out.” Sue Jeffery from the Siren/Webster Ruby’s Pantry is shown accepting a check for $300 from Hillestad and Robyn Cloud. - Photo/text by Jean Koelz

SIREN - The Siren High School will be presenting their annual ENCORE evening on Monday, April 23. ENCORE gives students and the public a chance to see and hear projects that have been created as part of student coursework throughout the school year. Student works from art, FACE, Tech Ed, as well as other classes will be displayed in the commons area and are open for viewing at 6 p.m. In the auditorium at 7 p.m. there will be students per-

Do you remember? Three Star Prairie children, ages 8, 6 and 5, died in a house fire.–Frederic High students Lynn Rudell, Carmen Gjonnes and Marcia Grindell won A’s in the state forensic contest in Madison.–The Frederic junior class play, being presented April 26, was “Ask Any Girl.”–Gust Soderberg, West Sweden, suffered a broken leg when he was felling trees and a branch fell on him.–The Indianhead Chorus of Polk County would perform at Grantsburg High School, along with four quartets made up of chorus members – the Chieftains, the Professors, the Chubby Chums and the Royalaires. Admission was $1 for adults, 50 cents for children 6–18.–Frederic places of business would be closed until 1 p.m. on Good Friday morning, and Siren stores would be open in the morning but would close for the day at 2 p.m. on Good Friday.–An apple tree pruning demonstration was scheduled to be held at the Neil Martin farm on Hwy. 48, east of Luck.–The movie at the Frederic Theatre was “Flower Drum Song,” starring Nancy Kwan and James Shigeta.–Playing at the D’Lux Theatre, Luck, were “Nikki, Wild Dog of the North,” followed by “Swiss Family Robinson.”–Ray’s Firestone, Frederic, was having a closing-out sale to dispose of present merchandise before moving to their new location. All toys were 50 percent off, tire prices were discounted – “the lowest in years” – and a 22inch lawn mower could be purchased for $45.45.

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The Amery School Board chose Dr. Robert Froehlich as the new superintendent of their school district.–Carl Wallin, village president, placed a frontpage ad to encourage Frederic residents to spruce up the appearance of their property during the week of April 22 – 29, when there would be open dumping of yard waste at the village dump.–Gretchen Bittner won a first-place award at the Burnett County 4-H Music Festival for her instrumental solo, and Jeanie Johnson and Donna Lahners won a first-place rating for their flute duet.–About 20 young people from the Luck area were appearing at local churches to share their faith in song, Scripture and personal testimonies. They called themselves the God Squad.–Obituaries included Arthur V. Jensen, Ida Dinger, Ann Marie Slavik and Mary Oiyotte.–Irene Chasensky won the title of Best Loser for losing 43 pounds in a year, as a member of TOPS.–Members of the Frederic Girl Scouts had their annual field trip to the Twin Cities, and one of the highlights was the Como Zoo, where they got to pet a lion. Another was a tour of the WCCO-TV Station.–Winners at the Leader-sponsored round-table contest at Webster were Lynn Jewell, Siren; Joni Anderson, Siren; Carma Gjerning, Frederic; Colleen Murphy, Frederic; Christine Nelson, Siren, and Brian Fossum, Frederic.

20 Years Ago

Of the discarded items found in the ditch, 85 percent of it was recyclable, and that is free. Polk County offers community recycling drop boxes that are scattered around the county. – Photos submitted Golden Light, single-serve pizza trays (recyclable cardboard), Pepsi products, plastic water bottles and Marlboro red packs (mostly biodegradable, I think). The sad part of the story is that it takes about 20 minutes after finishing the cleanup until the first new item sails out a car window, and starts the whole process over again for another six months of an unsightly and unnecessary roadside landfill. On the bright side, we are only a few years away from widespread use of biodigesters that are capable of making petroleumlike fuel out of most garbage. When that is a reality, most of the trash that ended up in the ditch will have some value and will eventually end up in a gas tank instead of a ditch on 150th. The organizations that are collecting aluminum cans for various community projects always appreciate a few more in their collection boxes instead of the ditch. Enjoy Earth Day 2012.

Pictured is the collection from spring 2012, found on a half-mile piece of 150th Street in the Town of West Sweden, six months from the last cleanup.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Here it is Monday morning and I’m just getting going on my updates for you; better late than never I guess. It was quite a Sunday here with the grandkids visiting. We were all exhausted from the chaos and the noise so I just went to bed and now I’m scrambling to come up with words. Wasn’t the weather bizarre on Sunday, we had a bit of everything. Poor Eli with the thunder, he gets so stressed, the silly guy. Personally, I don’t see what the big deal is and Maya doesn’t know whether she is afraid of it yet or not. Now it’s snowing, I mean what’s with that! Hey did you know that 221 people now like us on Facebook? It’s been awesome how many people are interested in what’s taking place with my friends and hopefully more people will like us as it’s another great way to share information. If you haven’t liked us yet, please consider doing so as we’d love to hear from you! And then there was one! I thought Mr. March was going home last week but his adopter was a no-show so he is the last of his litter and is very lonely now. Mr. March is just as cute as can be; is a cuddler, a kisser, loves people and playing. If you have it in your heart to adopt this cute little guy and give him a loving home that would be awesome. Mr. March is about 2-1/2 months old, black with a

Happy Tails Await Arnell Humane Society of Polk County Willow is a nature tour guide in training. Life at the shelter since March 3 hasn’t given her many opportunities to interact with the real thing, but that hasn’t stopped Willow. She practices her “silent sneaking up on nature” skills every day without fail. These days it may be another cat’s twitching tail, a catnip mouse or sunlight from the window. Willow uses all of these to hone her talents and provide a show for her clients. She delights in revealing everyday spontaneity with her surroundings. At the end of a long day of nature hunting, Willow likes to kick back and relax, knowing she has done her job well. Willow is looking to expand her Nature Tour Guide Service in a new home. She has a medium-

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YAPpenings Sadie little bit of white on his chin and is a Lab/husky mix. Still lots of kitties ready to be adopted. Espresso went to his new home on Tuesday, which was nice but Chai plenty still looking for their home. Chai is a beautiful white and gray young gal, maybe she would be the one for you or possible one of the others we have in safekeeping? Why don’t you stop by and see for yourself? Don’t forget our fifth-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, April 21, and it’s not too late to get in on the raffle, tickets are $3 each or a book of six for $15, grand prize is $1,000. This is our largest fundraiser for the year length brown tabby coat on a petite frame; she is a 9-month-old, spayed female with extra toes. Trisha and Willie are friends of Willow’s. Willie shares her love of playful gaming, scampering, hiding, Willow rolling and climbing. Willie is a large, neutered male orange tabby with panache. He can be the quiet cat in the room or the jester. Willie enjoys playing with other cats and expanding his waistline. Trisha prefers to watch these two crazy kitties. She is an easy-chair ornament, gentle and loving. Trisha is 1 year old, spayed and declawed; a shorthair brown tabby with white mittens.

so hopefully it’s a success as the shelter can really use the money. Did you know that we don’t get funding from the county? The shelter operates on donations, fundraising and volunMr. March teers. All money from the fundraiser goes to helping the animals. Sorry this is short this week, but it’s still been busy at the shelter and I’d just like to say that we appreciate all of our readers and supporters. “Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of latebreaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.” – Dave Barry Have a great week everyone. Licks and tailwags! The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time. www.hsburnettcty.org, 715866-4096, license No. 267335-DS. We’re on Facebook too, why don’t you like us there!

Also learning the ropes in the adoptable-cat room are newcomers Bobber, a polydactyl, neutered male, black and white; and Leo, an orange-tabbyand-white neutered male with one gold eye and one blue eye and a stub tail. Gibby is our second large, orange tabby, neutered male, also playful and crazy. Zuko is a handsome dark orange tabby and white fellow. He is playful with other cats and likes to catch a few drinks in the bathtub or sink. Five baby kittens have just come back to the shelter after growing up in a foster home. There are three girls and two boys. The boys are gray tabbies and two of the girls are torbies (tabbies with torti highlights). The tiny runt of the litter is a black and white female. She is half the size of the boys. These mighty mites will be learning all about cat furniture and the easy chair in the purple cat room where they will wait to greet visitors. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, Amery, 715 268-7387 or online: arnellhumane.org.

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715-349-2964 Brr. Have you looked around in your area? I think Old Man Winter is lurking about somewhere as it sure feels like he has plans to bring our lost winter back. The temps for over a week now have been rather chilly. The TV weathermen say we will have some warmer weather, at least warmer than last Sunday and Monday. Maybe Mother Nature will take pity on the flowers growing in my raised gardens in the backyard and bring warm days. They have been stretching to the sky. I’m sure looking for the warmth from that big yellow ball. Those usual three deer that have graced us with their presence over winter in the birdyard come in now and again for salt at the salt lick. Their coats have become rather shabby looking. I’m betting if they decided to give themselves a good shake or two a lot of their coats would just drop off. It won’t be long before they once again are sporting their rusty red ones.

The tree rats have all but stopped coming in to the birdyard. Seems they are no longer interested in the black walnuts, I guess they have found another spring delicacy. I have seen them of late high up in the tree tips chewing on the tree buds. Maybe like us they can’t wait for the first fresh greens of spring. We have been enjoying onions from our walking onion patch for several weeks now. My favorite green is the fresh leaf lettuce. I will plant the seeds in a week and soon I will enjoy. Sympathy is extended to the family of Delores Erickson, who passed away April 14. Sympathy to the family of Kenneth G. Alden, who passed away April 3. Sympathy is also extended to the family of Virginia Denotter, who passed away April 5. There’s a fundraiser for the Burnett County Family Resource Center on Saturday, April 21, at the Northwoods Event Center. Come and enjoy the Mary

Bev Beckmark Mack Comedy Night at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Rumors Bar and Grill or the Resource Center. Also coming up this Saturday is the fifth-annual humane society spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Moose Lodge, north of Siren on Hwy. 70, from 4 to 7 p.m. Lots of silent auction articles to bid on plus a grand prize raffle of $1,000. For more information call 715-866-4096. Congratulations to elementary student McCoy Maslow, middle schooler Michelle Dalsveen and high schooler Gage Lindemann for being chosen Siren’s students of the week. Way to go. Do you know the Wallaces, Jim and Bea? They are celebrating their 60th anniversary on Saturday, April 21, at the Siren Senior Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and wish them many more and enjoy a visit with them over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake.

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Siren Senior news We had another successful potluck with a variety of food. Everyone seemed to enjoy the potluck and the friendship. We will be having our evening meal on Thursday, May 3. Call and sign up for the evening meal. The number for the nutrition center is 715-349-2845. If anybody has a 50-foot hose they would like to

donate to the center it would be appreciated. We need the hose to water our bushes. I was out of town this last week and nobody gave me any names of winners for either Spades or 500. Congratulations to all the winners. We have several items on display for our silent auction. Stop in and check out the items anytime.

You can bid on items until Saturday, April 28, when we will be having our 500 tournament and silent auction party. Enjoy the nice weather and see you at the center.

Wisconsin Interstate Park Riverway biologist to present at Wisconsin Interstate Park ST. CROIX FALLS – The Friends of Interstate Park invite you to their annual Spring Gathering of Friends on Tuesday evening, May 1, at the Ice Age Center at Wisconsin Interstate Park. Featured again is the addition of a children’s program from 6-6:30 p.m., this year presented by Park naturalist Julie Fox. After the children’s program, there will be free refreshments followed by a special program in the auditorium. At 7:30 p.m., National Park Service biologist Robin Maercklein will present a program about Birds of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway featuring the photography of Brian Collins. Nearly 250 species of birds have been identified in the St. Croix River Valley. Learn about the habits and habitat of

some of the species found at Interstate Park. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the Friends of Interstate Park and learn more about the area’s impressive variety of birds. Everyone is welcome. The Friends of Interstate Park is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting a greater appreciation of the human and natural of Interstate Park by enhancing the park’s interpretive program.

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Woodland plants are appearing and woodland wildflowers are blooming. Join local botanist/ecologist Barb Delaney for Wild Plant Walks on Saturday, May 5. Meet Delaney from 1-2:30 pm for Spring Wildflower Mania. Sort out similar spring wildflowers and woody plants, too. Meet at the Pines Group Camp,

rain or shine, for a relaxed walk on a level trail. Bring your camera and a wildflower field guide if you have them. The wild plant walk is made possible by the Friends of Interstate Park. Migrant songbirds are returning to northern Wisconsin and Interstate Park. Many species of birds will remain here while others are passing through on their way further north. Don’t miss the opportunity to view and listen to these messengers of spring. Join Maercklein for two-hour morning bird walks on Silverbrook Trail from 7 – 9 a.m. on Saturdays, May 5 and 12. Meet at the Pines Group Camp. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if you have them. The walks are free, but a Wisconsin State park sticker is required to enter the park. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. For more information call 715-483-3747.

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Winter weather is back again and luckily we missed the storm. John and Reeny Neinstadt spent Easter with Sandy and Lamar Johnson and family at Cadott. Saturday night supper guests of Rick and Judy Witzany were Jack and Jeri Witzany, Elaine Paulus and Dale and Judy Larson. Karen Hintz and Fran Krause were shoppers at Rice Lake on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, Karen Hintz and Diane Weber drove to Stevens Point for an Extension conference through Thursday, then they returned to their homes at Sturgeon Bay and Webster respectively.

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Nina and Donna Hines, Diana and Karen Mangelsen, Marlene Swearingen, Lorri McQuade and Sharon Syverson were guests of Lida Nordquist Tuesday. They enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and playing cards. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to the Siren School Wednesday afternoon. Their granddaughter, Patti Close, was recognized with a national writing honor. Seventeen other middle school students were honored also. Visitors of Gerry and Donna Hines Friday were Lida Nordquist and Hank and Karen Mangelsen. Jan, Jim, Caleb and Hannah Schott were weekend visitors of Lida Nordquist. Donna and Gerry Hines went to Maple Grove, Minn., Saturday and attended a play put on by the staff at the school where granddaughter Jennifer Hines teaches. Jennifer sang a solo in the production. Gerry and Donna came home Sunday. Karen Mangelsen went to Siren Saturday evening to attend the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre production of “Sleeping Beauty.” Granddaughters Hannah Mangelsen and Mandy Close were both in the play. About 80 people enjoyed the fish fry at Lakeview United Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Jean and Terry Williamson visited Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen Sunday afternoon.

Frederic Senior Dave CenterPeterson We finally got some much-needed rain. The winners for Spades were Lillian Murphy, Ellis Erickson, Lorna Erickson and Arvid Pearson. The 9Bid winner was Carmen Marek. The winners for 500 were Bob Peterson, Larry Anderson, Bob Holm and Del Hanson. There was no 9-Bid winner. Don’t forget the Siren Senior Center card party on Saturday, April 28. It will begin at 1 p.m. Remember that we play Spades at 1 p.m. on Monday, 500 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Pokeno at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday and Bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Come join us for our fun events, all ages are welcome.

BAAG announces its 2012 art events calendar BURNETT COUNTY – The Burnett Area Arts Group has released its list of four art events that it will sponsor for the upcoming 2012 season. The first activity will be in cooperation with the Earth Arts Spring Art Tour, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BAAG Art Center in Siren will be an “Oasis” site with 13 artists participating. There will be three Arts Alive on 35 events held at the BAAG Art Center this year. The first will be held on Saturday, June 16, and the second on Saturday, Aug. 4, in conjunction with the Siren Summerfest; both will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fall event, Holiday Art Sale, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. BAAG will hold a bake sale fundraising activity at these three events. The organization also takes a commission on all artwork sold at these events in order for the organization to provide support for local visual artists. BAAG holds its monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at the BAAG Art Center in Siren, 5 p.m., interested artists are always welcome. The public is also invited to view an ongoing BAAG art display at the Nuthouse Coffee Shop on the north side of Siren. – submitted


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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER dinner by Mark Kinblom of Superior, Pastor Dan and Joan Proffit and John and Reeny Neinstadt of Webster. On Sunday, the Kinblom children joined family for Easter services at Zion Markville Church. Lucas played his contest piece on the piano. Brother Marcus also played a piano piece, and sister Morgan played her violin. After church, the Kinbloms drove to Cloverton to Ed and Jan Proffit’s to see all the new lambs that Ed and Jan spent hours helping birth. As of Sunday, they had 50 new lambs. Reminder: there is a total burning ban in area townships until further notice.

Birth announcements Tati and Kajsa are happy to announce the birth of their baby brother, Forest Paul, born on March 29, 2012. Forest weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Paul and Sonya Thompson of Fridley, Minn. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Judy Marek of Grantsburg. Paternal grandparents are Lee and Barbara Thompson of Brooklyn Park, Minn. Maternal great-grandmother is Carmen Marek of Frederic. •••

Born at Osceola Medical Center:

A boy, Elliot David Gross, born April 12, 2012, to Julie and Jeremy Gross, Cushing. Elliot weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. •••

Born at Burnett Medical Center:

A girl, Emma Tristina Vogel, born April 12, 2012, to Todd and Claudine Vogel, Pine City, Minn. Emma

weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20-1/2 inches long. Siblings are Sheila, Jeanna, Lena, Doreena, Dale and Lanaya. Grandparents are Larry and Donna Nelson of Stacy, Minn. •••

Born at St. Croix Regional Medical Center:

A boy, Charlie Matthew Harelson, born April 1, 2012, to Jason and Michon Harelson, Somerset. Charlie weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. ••• A boy, Ammon Edward Mullin, born April 4, 2012, to Stephen and Meleda Mullin, Balsam Lake. Ammon weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. ••• A girl, Katherine Ann Rabe, born April 4, 2012, to Jessica and Michael Rabe, Amery. Katherine weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. •••

St. Croix Senior Center Marian Edler Tuesday started with exercise and a game of SkipBo. In the afternoon, games were played. Winners in Dominos were George Meixner, Ione White and Delores Benson. Winner in Hand and Foot were Irene Campbell and Donna Schlosser. Arnie Borchert, Ione Montgomery, Marian Edler and Elaine Edlund were the winners in 500 cards. Wednesday afternoon, we held our April birthday party with cake and ice cream followed by reminiscing about the times when we were young – so long ago. Thursday started with exercise. Cribbage was

played at 4:30 p.m. followed by 500. Winners in 500 were Roger Greenley, Bob Norlander, Chuck Magnison and Tim Turrittin. Friday morning Bridge was played. Sunday was a fun day starting with a taco feed followed by games. Our next function in the planning stage will be a free luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, 11:30 a.m., for any senior interested in getting acquainted with us. It will be our chance to show other seniors what we do and what we stand for. Watch for more details and plan to attend.

Fingerprinting with McGruff

The children at ICAA Mina Copeland Head Start at Siren recently had a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog and two employees from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department. Trish and Officer Stephanie fingerprinted each child using the ID kits provided by Jennifer Johnson from Farmer’s Insurance Group. The kits will be given to the families so they have up-to-date records on their child in case of an emergency. For more information on the Head Start program please call 715-866-4867. - Photos submitted

One more week of Wii bowling and everyone is trying to beat the high games and series. Good luck to all. This week Earl Boelter had high individual game with 258 and high series with 473. Mini Mites had high team game and series with 801 and 1,596. Judy Weiss picked up the 6-7-10 split, Butch Weiss the 4-10 and Earl Boelter the 5-10. Twenty-seven players came to play Dime Bingo and enjoyed the treats furnished by Gladys Beers on her birthday. Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to

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LIBRARY NEWS

St. Croix Falls Public Library Smart Money Week April 21-28 – College: Getting There from Here Rebecca Berg, from Edward Jones, will be at the library Thursday, April 26, from 6-7 p.m. Gardening Q & A and Seed Saving with Polk County Master Gardeners Question and Answer meeting on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. Celebrate Save the Frogs Day with local expert Randy Korb A special frog preschool story time on Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. Wash away fines in April During the month of April, for every new roll of toilet paper, toothbrush or tube of toothpaste you donate, receive $1 off SCFPL fines. Donations will go to the SCF Food Shelf. Plant Watchers with your host, Botanist/Ecologist Barb Delany First Monday of each month, 6 - 7:45 p.m. Information about native plants and native habitats –lively observations – protecting biodiversity – Program includes outdoor hike from the library, 7 p.m. Dates: May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3. Individual help for basic computer questions Mondays from 1-3 p.m. Bring your own laptop; check out a library laptop or workstation. Call ahead to ensure availability. Lego Club is on the first and third Saturdays through June It will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Legos provided. Please leave all personal Legos and toys at home. All ages, with a parent. After-school specials on early-release Wednesdays – May 9, 3 p.m. Acting essentials with the Festival Theatre.

Play Wii at the library Inquire at the circulation desk. A wonderful friend of the library donated a brand-new Wii. Used games and accessory donations in good condition are welcome. School’s out! School’s Out is SCFPL’s after-school program for kids age 8-plus. Meet friends, get homework help and hang out at the library on Wednesdays during the school year from 3:30 till 5 p.m. Take bus No. 9 down to the library on Wednesday afternoons (with a note from your parent or guardian). Contact Cole, czrostlik@stcroixfallslibrary.org, for more info and to sign up for updates. Community meeting room is available for your organization Reserve the meeting room with our online form at www.stcroixfallslibrary.org. Story hour Listen to stories, create art and have fun with other kids and parents every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Check out our Web site It has up-to-date information on what’s happening at the library and other useful library tools you can use at home, www.stcroixfallslibrary.org. Look for us on Facebook. Technology Free wireless and eight public computers are available at the library. Plus, six laptops are available for use in the library, but you must have a valid MORE library card in good standing. Hours The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 715-483-1777. Email: scflibrary@stcroixfallslibrary.org Online: www.stcroixfallslibrary.org.

Milltown Public Library Pajama story time with Cole Story time is held in the evenings at the library. Jump into your pajamas, grab a guardian – you’ll need them for a ride anyway – and join us for a half hour of fun, stories and a small craft every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Pack in some fun before your day is done. Computer basics Open lab for beginners is available on Mondays at 1 and 2 p.m. Sign up for an hour-long session at the circulation desk or call 715-825-2313. Money Smart Week: April 21-28 Wednesday, April 25, from 1-2 p.m., Janel Krueger will be presenting a session titled Medicare 101. Join us to learn more about Medicare and how it works. Upcoming events Join the Friends of the Milltown Public Library

The next Friends meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone can be a member and can help in many ways.

Did you know? Besides the myriad of books in all genres and reading levels, the library also has oodles of movies, books on audio, and even e-books and e-audiobooks. Check out our upcoming programming and wares anytime at www.milltownpubliclibrary.org or stop in and browse the collections. You can also find the Milltown Public Library on Facebook.

Frederic Public Library April book group choices Read a book and share your opinion! The Thursday Morning Reading Group will meet April 19, at 10 a.m., to talk about “Winesburg, Ohio,” by Sherwood Anderson. Set against the backdrop of a fictional 1890s town, this novel depicts the not-so-simple lives of its residents as seen through the eyes of George Willard, a young and observant resident. The evening book group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, to discuss two short novels: “The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes; and “The Uncommon Reader,” by Kate Walbert. Copies are available at the library, and new readers are always welcome. Library to host Money Smart Week program The week of April 21-28 has been designated Money Smart Week with a number of Polk County public libraries hosting free seminars on learning about money and how to manage it. The Frederic Library invites you to “Avoiding Scams Aimed at Seniors,” on Friday, April 27, at 2 p.m. The event will be facilitated by Josh Lindseth of Bank Mutual, St. Croix Falls. Everyone is invited to attend this informative session. Computer classes for you Beginning May 1, the library will offer computer classes for patrons at all skill levels. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week with a weekly

focus on specific topics at 1 p.m. each day and general help sessions at 3 p.m. each day. Patrons with laptops or e-readers are encouraged to bring them to the sessions. Watch this column or check out our Web site and Facebook for more information. Preregistration is requested so that we can plan for space needs.

Wednesday story time Preschoolers are invited to attend a lively hour of books and activities on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. It’s a great opportunity for young children to learn socialization skills and for caregivers to network. Join us! Support your food shelf this month During the month of April, be sure to bring some nonperishable food items when you visit the library, and the weight of your items will count toward receiving a larger monetary donation from the Feinstein Foundation, a group dedicated to alleviating hunger. In the know Find us on Facebook at Frederic Public Library. The Web site is www.fredericlibrary.org. E-mail us at library@fredericlibrary.org. Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. W., 715-327-4979. Library 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 at 10:30 a.m.

Balsam Lake Public Library Story time Bring the little ones to the library for story time every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for stories, crafts and snacks. All ages welcome to join our lively group.

New DVDs “We Bought a Zoo,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “Alone in the Wilderness,” “The Iron Lady.”

Remodeling has begun During construction we will not have computers available, but we will have WiFi. The library will be open during construction however it could be a bit noisy and some of our circulation is unavailable; please ask for assistance and be patient with our mess. We will be closing a few days in mid-May, please check with us for dates.

Hours Balsam Lake Library, (under the water tower) at 404 Main St., Balsam Lake. Hours are Monday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. E-mail: library@balsamlakepl.org. Web site: www.balsamlake publiclibrary.org., 715-485-3215. Like us on Facebook for updated information.

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Hours and Information Phone: 715-825-2313, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Friday 10 a.m-5 p.m, and Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m or e-mail milltownpl@milltownpubliclibrary.org. Fresh coffee and fast Wi-Fi are served every day.

Centuria Public Library Monday Smart Week – April 22 – 28 The Centuria Public Library will be hosting a workshop titled Healthy Credit Habits on Tuesday, April 24, from 6 – 7 p.m. The workshop will be given by Mary Ginder of the Royal Credit Union.

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One more chance to shine …

LUCK – Breaking with tradition, Luck’s seniors versus faculty basketball game was recently held during the final period of the middle and high school’s Day of Celebration for P.B.I.S. Although this meant that some par-

Faculty (and spouses) team – Front row (L to R): Chelsie Drohman, Megan Challoner, Karn Petersen, Lori Denny and Renee Gavinski. Back row: Adam Wallin, Paul Denny, Jeff Brenizer and Isaiah Miller. Missing: Joe Bartylla.

Driving the lane right past her teachers, senior Maia Lehmann shoots and scores during the first half of Luck’s seniors versus faculty basketball game.

ents were unable to attend, it did not mean that the bleachers were empty. In fact, the bleachers were very full – not only with students and staff members from grades 7-12, but also many younger students who came to cheer for (or against) their teachers and the seniors. Scoring went in spurts, and the teams were so evenly matched that the game went into overtime. In the end, the faculty team pulled out another victory by just three points. Following the basketball game, a 3point shooting contest was held. It was won by seventh-grader Preston Lane. - submitted

Class of 2012 team – Lying: Billy Schallenberger; sitting: Jake Schrock and standing: Maia Lehmann, Jake LaDuke, Morgan Pullin, Jesse Rennicke, Ben Kufalk, Hunter Wilson and Tony Aguado. Missing: Spencer Nelson. Preston Lane shows off the sock monkey which he won during the 3-point shooting contest following Luck’s seniors versus faculty basketball game. – Photos by Lori Nelson

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“Sonrise” service

Perspectives Sally Bair

The value of song I grew up in a Minneapolis home where little music was heard. We had a radio that my dad used for listening to the news and weather report. I took lessons on our old, upright piano for a short time but practiced little. Most of the music I did hear came from Saturday matinee movies at the local theater. When my sixth-grade class attended a symphony youth concert, I heard classical music for the first time. Enamored with its beauty, I began listening to it every weekend on a public radio station. Although it’s still my favorite type of music, I began to enjoy popular songs, some country music, and hymns. Music helped me relax. Classical and Christian music soothed my soul when I felt troubled and anxious. Nowadays, I live with little stress and prefer the quiet of nature’s music. My frequent driving time however, prompts me to listen to the soothing sounds of music through radio waves. And I thoroughly enjoy worshiping God in church through songs that bring him honor and glory. Who can say when music began? God declared that his people, the Israelites, include music in their worship. After he led them out of Egyptian bondage and across the Red Sea, Moses and the people spontaneously sang a song of victory. David played the harp so well that King Saul, whose soul was troubled, called for him to perform. The soothing music brought calm to the king. David wrote often about music. “I will sing of mercy and justice; to you, 0 Lord, I will sing praises.” (Psalm 101:1) Time after time, David told the readers of his psalms to sing praises to God. The word psalm itself means song. The apostle Paul and his missionary partner, Silas, sang hymns to God from a prison cell. Their songs of praise brought a miracle of deliverance. The Lord told Job that even “the morning stars sang together,” (Job 38:7) resulting in angels shouting for joy. Heaven resounds with the songs of angels constantly. Revelation tells us that angels “sing, ‘Great and marvelous are your works. Lord God Almighty! Just and true are your ways, 0 King of the saints!’” Although our taste in music may differ, we know that it causes our thoughts to be positive and joyful – like the hymns and classical pieces I’ve enjoyed from childhood. Lord, thank you for giving all of nature and mankind the ability to make music. Help us choose our songs wisely— songs that will soothe our soul and the hearts and souls of others. We glorify and honor you through our music. Bair may be reached at sallybair@gmail.com.

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Arnold R. Carlson, 81, Cambridge, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at The Commons at Grace Pointe Crossing. Arnold Richard Carlson was born Aug. 11, 1930, to Richard and Helen (Salin) Carlson in Clara City, Minn. The family later moved to Amboy, Minn., where Arny grew up. He graduated from Amboy High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and spent four years in Germany. When he returned home, he did carpenter work until he got a job with Interstate Power Company. He worked for several power companies until he retired in 1995. On Nov. 26, 1954, Arny married Norma Gustafson in North Branch, Minn. They had three children, Gregg, Joyce and Janet. After retiring they moved to Cambridge and also enjoyed several years of spending time in Arizona and Texas. He is survived by his wife, Norma; son, Gregg (Vicki) Carlson of St. Joseph, Minn., daughters, Joyce Carlson (Michael Moeschter) of Forest Lake, Minn., and Janet Carlson of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.; three grandsons, David Carlson of St. Joseph, Steven Carlson of Minneapolis and Daniel Carlson of Washington, D.C.; sister, Phyllis Graf of Minneapolis; as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Arny was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois; and stepbrother, Lloyd Sorgatz; and half-brother, Wayne Sorgatz. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Everett officiating. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Jon Ekstrom, accompanied by Elaine Johnson, will sing “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry,” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Honorary pallbearers will be David, Steven and Daniel Carlson and Michael Moeschter. Interment will be at a later date at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in North Branch, Minn. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. The Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

Joyce Patricia Anderson, 81, Amery, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a long battle against cancer. Joyce was born on May 20, 1930, in Nye, to Edna and Einar Johnson. She was the oldest of three girls who all lived and worked on the family farm. She attended Ubet Rural School. After graduating from Osceola High School, Joyce attended Polk County Normal School in St. Croix Falls to earn her teaching certificate. She began her teaching career at Oak Knoll School in East Farmington and later taught at the Wanderoos Rural School. Joyce married Joyle Harlan Anderson on June 16, 1953, in Dresser. They moved to the family farm in Deronda, where they raised crops, chickens and cattle. They had three children and have been lifelong residents of Polk County, moving from the family farm to their current residence on Bear Trap Lake in 1973. Joyce was very family-oriented and took a break from teaching in 1961 to dedicate her efforts to her family, taking care of home activities and child-rearing duties, while Joyle was Amery’s postmaster and a construction contractor. In addition to maintaining the home and supporting all of her children’s activities, she also did volunteer work, took college credits and was an insatiable reader. She continued course work beginning in 1959 at UWRiver Falls to complete an elementary education major with an art education minor. She was a Senior Gold R Recipient and earned her Lifetime Teaching Certificate in 1966. Joyce resumed her teaching career at D.K. Lien Elementary School in 1980 and accepted a full-time teaching position in 1986 where she became well-known for her classroom expertise, organization and design, demonstrating the very best and inspiring the same in her students. Many organizations benefited from Joyce’s volunteer efforts, including the Deronda WELCA, as president, secretary and treasurer; Amery Senior Center, Red Cross, Deronda Lutheran Church Quilters, Little Falls Livewires and Deronda Diplomats 4-H Clubs, Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, Deronda Sunday school, as teacher, superintendent and in VBS, and the Polk County Historical Society as a lifetime member. Joyce was also an active supporter of many school organizations including the Amery band. Joyce retired from teaching at the age of 72, completing a 32-year teaching career and strengthened her volunteer efforts even further, in addition to supporting her grandchildren in all of their various activities. She authored a book titled “Half Norwegian … Half Swede” with her sister Arlene; publishing and selling the book specifically to raise funds for the new Deronda Lutheran Church building project. Joyce had many talents. She was an accomplished baker, and there was always competition to buy her mouth-watering Swedish Tea Rings at the area bake sales. She was also well-known for her Swedish meatballs, breads and krumkake. This devoted grandmother always had homemade cookies and treats available for all of her grandchildren, as well as any other visitors. Many remember Joyce mowing their two-acre lawn with her push mower, her artwork and craft projects, as well as her meticulous attention to detail in everything she did. Joyce is survived by her husband, Joyle; three children, Brad (Aleta) Anderson, Tracy (Jeff Claussen) Anderson and Teri (Jay) Anderson-Hoyer; six grandchildren, Kelsey (Adam) Bailey, Madeline Anderson, Christian Hoyer, Heather Claussen, Alliana Hoyer and Asa Hoyer; sisters, Arlene (Ellsworth) Johnson and Beverly (Frank) Huberty. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 17, at Deronda Lutheran Church in rural Amery with Pastor Jerrry Schultz officiating. Organist was Debbie Teig. Casket bearers were Kelsey Bailey, Madeline Anderson, Christian Hoyer, Heather Claussen, Alliana Hoyer and Asa Hoyer. Honorary pallbearers were the Deronda Lutheran Church Quilters. Burial was at the Deronda Cemetery. You may sign a guest book and leave condolences at www.williamsonwhite.com. The Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services was entrusted with arrangements.

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OBITUARIES

Ronald “Ron” F. Dietz Ronald “Ron” F. Dietz, 78, Danbury, died suddenly on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his home. Ron was born on April 18, 1933, in Askov, Minn., to Martin and Ellen Dietz. He served in the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean War and played trombone in the First Army Band. Before retiring, Ron worked for the Minnesota Highway Department for 38-1/2 years. He was a past member of the Askov Legion and served on many committees and boards during his lifetime. He enjoyed being outdoors playing golf, going fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing pool, cards, bowling, dancing and music. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gerald. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Laverne; their children, Kevin (Diane) Dietz, Greg (Diane) Dietz, Tim (Beth) Dietz and Todd (Natalie) Dietz; grandchildren, Erik, Chelsey (Charles) Knealing, Jeremy (Rachel) Dietz, Jordan (Julie) Dietz, Nicholas Dietz, Annalisa Dietz, Isaac Dietz, Michael Dietz and Lauren Dietz; great-grandchildren, Ava, Oscar, Isabel, Leila and Vivian Dietz; brother, Don (Karen) Dietz; sister, Lorraine (Ted) Troolin; along with other relatives and many friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 14, at Lakeside Community Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Schroeder officiating. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.

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Alice D. Kurtz, 79, St. Croix Falls, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the St. Croix Good Samaritan Center. Alice Darlene Vicker was born on June 8, 1932, in Rockdell, Minn. She grew up and went to school there. She married Elmer Kurtz on Nov. 13, 1948, in Rochester Minn. They lived in Minneapolis and Rochester before moving to Eureka Center in 1952. Alice was a stay-at-home mom until she went to work at the St. Croix Falls hospital. She then went on to work for Polk County Social Services for many years before retiring. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Cushing and always looked forward to different activities of the ladies group. Quilting and apple pie baking were her favorites. Singing in the choir was a passion held for most of these years. Alice also volunteered for Faith and Care. Alice enjoyed cooking a big meal for family and friends and was especially noted for her canning of great pickles. Alice was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra; and sons, Larry and Dennis. Alice is survived by her husband, Elmer; brother, Gorden (Becky) Vicker; sisters, Anneta (Tracy) Phelps and Marlene (Harold) Paulson; son, Ron (Cathy) Kurtz; daughter, Sherry (John) Tewalt; daughter-in-law, Jennie Kurtz; grandchildren, Julie (Greg) Durushia, Jeff Tewalt, Kari (Dave) Vadner, Jay (Kendra) Kurtz and Jodi Kurtz; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Jayson, Kenzie Kurtz, Tess Durushia and Jacob Vadner. She will be missed by all. Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, at First Lutheran Church in Cushing with the Rev. Nannette Hagen-Hinck, officiating. Interment was in Cushing Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.grandstrandfh.com. The Grandstrand Funeral Home, Edling Chapel, in St. Croix Falls was entrusted with arrangements.

Gretchen A. Monty

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Gretchen A. Monty, 79, Siren, died April 14, 2012, at Burnett Medical Center after a short illness. Gretchen was born on July 6, 1932, in Stillwater, Minn., to George and Hilda Fenske. She married Lyle E. Monty on July 29, 1950, in Northwood, Iowa. Gretchen was a true homemaker who enjoyed being in the kitchen making meals and baking until her heart was content. She enjoyed her many years on the lake and liked to be outside tending to yard work. Her most favorite thing was spending time with her family. Gretchen was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle; parents, George and Hilda; and her brother, Bill. She is survived by her daughters, Merry (Charles) Ressler and Gwen (Ron) Puncochar; grandson, Charles Jr. (Amanda) Ressler; and sisters, Jean Spreeman and Anita Kalinoff. A private family service will be held. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

Robert Reichel, 78, a resident of Spooner, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. Robert Charles Reichel was born on June 11, 1933, in Bethel, Minn., to Walter and Violet (Lindell) Reichel. On April 25, 1953, he was united in marriage to Beverly, who died on April 10, 1995. Bob owned and operated a dairy farm in the Viola Lake area and served in the U.S. Army in France. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed gardening and watching sports, particularly the Twins, Brewers and Vikings, and enjoyed pie. Robert is survived by his children, Marcia (Bill) Lamphere of Siren, Jim (Tammela) Reichel of Redmond, Wash., Linae Elieff of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Becky Reichel of Kirkland, Wash.; grandchildren, Amy (Darren) Post, Chris (Ashley) Lamphere, Alison (Sam) Foos, Tony (Daphyne) Lamphere, Alicia (Matt) Runke, Daniel, Daniel Elieff, Josette Elieff and Brent Elieff; great-grandchildren, Sheraya, Taylor, Cassie, Aubrey, Madison, Logan and Ellie; siblings, Dorothy Norman of Isanti, Minn., Lucille King of Minneapolis, Minn., and Wilbur (Lorraine) Reichel of Isanti, Minn.; special friend, Gladys Leonard of Spooner; and brother-in-law, Roger (Sandy) Erickson of St. Croix Falls. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Lindquist; and brother, Bernard Wallace. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Full Gospel Chruch in Shell Lake, with Pastor Virgil Amundson and Regan Meyers officiating. Special music will be provided by Judy Chupp, pianist, and Sheri Sheehan, soloist. Visitation will be from noon – 1 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Viola Lake Cemetery, west of Spooner on Hwy. 70. Online condolences may be offered at www.dahlfh.com. Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Burton J. Knutson Burton J. Knutson, 80, Chetek, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Lakeview Hospital in Rice Lake. Burton was born on Dec. 24, 1931. As a young boy, Burt attended the Washington Country School for eight years and then the Chetek High School, where he graduated in 1950. Burt also attended Dovre Lutheran Church where he was confirmed in 1946. In 1958, Burt married Muriel Anderson. They raised their three children on Burt’s family farm near Sand Creek. Burt and Muriel agreed that a farm was the best place to raise a family. After Muriel’s passing early in 1992, Burt courted Sonja Bowers and eventually married in May of 1994. Through this reunion Burt was welcomed and enjoyed by Sonja’s family. Burt’s father passed away when Burt was 10 years old, therefore he was the one to take over the farm. His family always enjoyed his many stories of life on the farm as a little boy. Farming was in Burt’s blood; he loved every aspect of it. He made note that planting and watching crops grow was a great feeling. He took great pride in sharing how he learned to drive tractor at the age of 12, which may have been the start of his huge interest and hobby with tractors. Burt checked out the weekly newspapers searching for auctions, traveling any distance for a “good” old tractor. Burt’s shop, located on his son Jim’s farm, was a favorite place to be. He worked diligently on restoring the antique tractors until they were running like a top. He never minded sharing a tractor story over a cup of coffee or a diet Coke. Burt was a member of the Hungry Hollow Tractor and Antique Organization, of Rice Lake, where he met and worked with members with the same interest. When not working on a tractor or at one of the local cafes, Burt could be found at one of his grandchildren’s events. Whether it was a dance or piano recital, softball, baseball, basketball or volleyball game or a church or school music program, Burt was always smiling and admiring the children. Family was always important to Burt. Burt loved a good game of cards. He and Sonja spent many nights with friends around a table playing 500, Dirty Clubs, Cribbage or a new game. Burt wasn’t afraid to make a big bid on an average hand. Over the years, Burt was very active in his community holding various roles: 4-H leader, Sioux Creek supervisor, Citizen Telephone Board, F.H.A. board member, ASCS committee member, Equity Co-op director, Lone Oak director and on the church council. At the end of his day, Burt would be in his favorite chair reading the local newspaper and watching a Brewer or Packer game with a big bowl of popcorn. Burton appreciated every one of his days, and he will be greatly missed. Burton leaves to celebrate his memory, his wife, Sonja Knutson of Chetek; sons, James Knutson of New Auburn and Jerry Knutson (Cathy Runkle) of Chetek; daughter, Lori Ann (Jeff) Pfaff of Luck; grandchildren, Katelyn and Morgan Pfaff; stepsons, Rick (Kathy) Bowers of Chetek, Rod (Shari) Bowers of Chetek; stepdaughters, Denise (Karl) Murch of Eau Claire and Deslyn (Steven) Dahlquist of Rhinelander; 10 step-grandchildren, Kelli, Erik, Kerri, Brad, Bryan, Blake, Joshua, Kirsten, Brandyn and Jayson; three step-great-grandchildren, Madeline, Masen and Rylan; and other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Muriel (Anderson) in 1992; sisters, Eilene Dahl and Doris Zollver; and brother, Dale, in infancy. The funeral service for Burton was held on Saturday, April 14, at the Chetek Lutheran Church. Burton was laid to rest at the Zion Cemetery in Sand Creek. Casket bearers were Tye Ludwigson, Alex Aubart, Brad, Bryan, Blake and Joshua Bowers, Erik Murch, Brandyn and Jayson Dahlquist. To express online condolences, please visit www.burnhamours.com. The Burnham Ours and Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek had been entrusted with arrangements.

Arthur L. Hadden Arthur L. Hadden, 95, resident of Cushing, died Saturday, April 14, 2012. Refer to the following Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444. Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com or www.wicremationcenter.com. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Delores Erickson Delores Erickson, 82, Siren, died April 12, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron. The funeral was Wednesday, April 18, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Siren. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

Virginia C. Lambert Virginia C. Lambert, 95, Siren, went to be with her Lord, April 3, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Nelson; grandsons, Bill (Barb), Tim Nelson and Brian (Mindy) Loftin; four sisters and one brother; also many nieces, nephews and a large extended family and friends; and love goes out to Mary Stouddard, who lived with Virginia and her daughter, and has provided much-needed care and love. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Loftin; and two brothers, Bernie and Eldred Fisher. A gathering in celebration of Virginia’s life will be held at Edling Funeral Home, Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m. with Pastor David Ahlquist officiating. The Edling Funeral Home, Grantsburg, was entrusted with arrangements.

THANK YOU

The family of Virginia Lambert wishes to thank the Continuing Care Center in Grantsburg staff for their loving care and support of Virginia and her family through her illness. Special thanks and love to Director Carol Ahlquist for her prayers, loving care and 558600 35L support of Virginia and her family!


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CHURCH NEWS Husband refuses to stop communicating with other woman Q: My husband had an affair about six months ago. He has apologized, and we are trying to repair our marriage. The problem is that he refuses to stop texting her. They don’t see each other, just text. What should I do? Juli: You need to absolutely insist that your husband cut off communication with this woman, including texting. Apologizing for his affair is just one step. His actions after the apology will demonstrate whether he is truly remorseful and taking steps to ensure that your trust isn’t broken again. His unwillingness to stop texting this woman is a red flag. It begs two questions: First, does he really understand how much his infidelity hurt you and damaged the trust in your relationship? Having an affair is the most serious breach of trust in marriage. If he’s really sorry, he’ll understand that and do everything required to win back your heart. The second question is: Has he burned the bridge to this relationship? By continuing to communicate with this woman, he’s keeping the flame alive and keeping his

Jim Daly

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options open. The process of restoring your marriage is at a standstill until he puts a total and complete end to his relationship with the other woman. I would encourage you to stay strong on that. If you are not already working with a counselor to help you in this process, please call Focus on the Family for a free counseling session as well as a referral to a counselor in your area. ••• Q: When we got engaged, I thought my spouse could do no wrong. Now that we’re married, I realize that the man of my dreams actually has some very annoying habits. How do I deal with this? Jim: It’s normal to be annoyed with some of your spouse’s habits. It’s also common to discover that the two of you have conflicting personalities. But it is a couple’s differences that can help them learn to complement one another and

forge a relationship that will go the distance. The key is to work together to change the habits that can be changed and learn to accept those that may take more time or may never change. Marriage helps us cast off the selfish acts and attitudes of our heart. We must learn to lay down our own desires for the sake of our spouse. It’s a process of sanctification. In an effort to coax change in a spouse, some people resort to manipulative measures. They leave books around in the hope that their partner will get the hint. Don’t take that route. Instead, if you have a concern, assume ownership of your feelings. Voice them honestly and respectfully. You should also ask yourself why you want your husband to change. Is it merely to make him more like you? Would this change make things easier for you while causing your husband to feel imprisoned? Or do you want to address behaviors that are genuinely preventing him from growing emotionally and spiritually? In other words, is your goal to liberate your spouse or to restrict his freedom? Ultimately, nobody can change another person. The only person you can change is yourself. This doesn’t mean, of course, that there are no limits to what’s appro-

priate in a marriage: You should not tolerate physical aggression or abusive behavior. Still, in the case of smaller, less pernicious habits, it may be worth addressing the issue if you think the alteration would truly benefit both of you and put your relationship on a stronger footing. ••• 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: FocusOnTheFamily.com. Copyright 2011 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 be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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Donation to HSBC Children from the Siren Methodist Sunday school are shown presenting a check to Humane Society of Burnett County volunteer coordinator Jenny Shely. As well as volunteering their time at the shelter socializing with the animals, they raised the $236 donation through a bake sale and a mission offering by their church. - Photo submitted

Church listings sponsored by the following area businesses: BREMER BANK, N.A. Full-Service Banking Member FDIC Frederic - Danbury - Siren

DAEFFLER’S QUALITY MEATS, INC. Wholesale & Retail Meats Custom Butchering & Processing Phone 715-327-4456

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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

STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES

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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“Your Electric Servant” Serving Polk & Burnett Counties “Use Energy Wisely”

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WEBSTER

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CUSHING

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Complete Lumber & Building Supplies

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

HOPKINS SAND & GRAVEL, INC.

Sand, Gravel, Ready-Mix, Concrete, Black Dirt, Dozer Work, Landscaping & Septic Tanks Installed

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

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

Hwy. 35 North Webster, Wis. Phone 715-866-4157 M.P.R.S. #03059

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

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Church Directory ADVENTIST

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST - FREDERIC

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

ALLIANCE

ALLIANCE CHURCH OF THE VALLEY

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

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

WORD OF LIFE CHURCH

Meeting in homes. Elder: Cliff Bjork, 715-755-3048 Sun. Fellowship - 10 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. LUTHERAN

LUTHERAN

BALSAM LUTHERAN CHURCH

1115 Mains Crossing, 1/2 Mile South Hwy. 8 On 110th St.; Sun. Worship 9 a.m.; Sun. School 10:15 a.m.

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN (WELS)

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.

MILLTOWN LUTHERAN

113 W. Main St.. W., Phone 715-825-2453 Pastor Nanette Hagen-Hinck Children’s Sunday Schl. 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Pastor Emory Johnson, 715-463-5700 www.newhopelutheranchurch.org 685 W. State Road 70, Grantsburg Sun. Wor. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

NORTH VALLEY LUTHERAN

Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on “G” Sun. Wor. - 9:15 a.m.; Wed. Wor. 6:30 p.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN, (LCMS) WEBSTER

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

PEACE LUTHERAN - DRESSER (ELCA)

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

PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA)

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

Interim Pastor Andrew Hinwood 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:.30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays www.pilgrimlutheranfrederic.org

BETHANY LUTHERAN - SIREN

REDEEMER EV. LUTHERAN

BETHANY LUTHERAN - BRANSTAD

Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Interim Pastor Andrew Hinwood Pastoral Serv. 715-349-5280 Sun. Worship - 8:30 a.m,; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.

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

BETHESDA LUTHERAN - DRESSER (LCMC) www.bethesdalutheran.ws

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

Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Education Hour 9:45 a.m. (Starts 9/18/11); Sunday Traditional Service 10:45 a.m.

BONE LAKE LUTHERAN bllc@lakeland.ws

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, 8:45 a.m. Prayer; 9 a.m. Sun. Schl. & Adult Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

CHRIST LUTHERAN (LCMS)

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. www.christlutheranpipelake.com

CLAM FALLS LUTHERAN (AALC)

Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt - 715-653-2630; 715-327-4461 www.clamfalls-zion-aalcparish.net Worship 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. Communion 1st Sun.

FAITH LUTHERAN - BALSAM LAKE

faithlutheran@lakeland.ws 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

FAITH LUTHERAN - GRANTSBURG

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

FIRST EVAN. LUTHERAN

561 Chestnut St., Taylors Falls, MN 651-465-5265 Traditional Worship - 8:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship - 11 a.m.

FIRST LUTHERAN - CUSHING

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

FRISTAD LUTHERAN - CENTURIA

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

GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN - ELCA

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

GRACE LUTHERAN - WEST SWEDEN

Phone 715-327-4340, 715-416-3086, 715-327-8384 Pastor Theresa Riewestahl Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - FREDERIC

(Missouri Synod) Pastor Jody R. Walter - 715-327-8608 Sun. Schl. - 8:45 a.m.; Service - 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun.

LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTH. - ELCA

CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791 Pastor Bill Schroeder Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Sun. Worship 10 a.m.

LAKETOWN LUTHERAN - CUSHING

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

LUCK LUTHERAN

Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-472-8424; 510 Foster Ave. E.; Office 715-472-2605; www.lucklutheran.org Sun. Wor. 8 &10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl 9 a.m.

ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN (Wis. Synod) ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN - LCMC

1614 CTH B, North Luck, Pastor Rob Lubben Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Contact Leslie Valentine, 715-646-2390; E-mail: leslie56@centurytel.net

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN

METHODIST

METHODIST

ATLAS UNITED METHODIST

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

DANBURY UNITED METHODIST

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC

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.

GRACE UNITED - WEBSTER

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

HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Holytrinity@wisconsinumc.org 1606 165th Ave., CTH I, Centuria Pastor Freddie Kirk, 715-485-3363 Pastor Tammy Clausen Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m.

LAKEVIEW UNITED - HERTEL

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

LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Tom Cook, Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.

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 Sun. Wor. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Summer, 9 a.m.

WEST DENMARK LUTHERAN

Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m.

WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - ELCA

Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

YELLOW LAKE LUTHERAN

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

ZION LUTHERAN - BONE LAKE (LCMC)

5 miles E. of Frederic on W, 2 miles south on I; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st Sunday

ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS ) Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sunday Schl. 9 a.m.; Bible Class 9:30 a.m. Worship Serv. 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & Last Sunday

ZION LUTHERAN - MARKVILLE

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

ZION LUTHERAN - TRADE LAKE

Pastor Theresa Riewestahl 715-327-8384, 715-416-3086 Fellowship - 10:30 a.m., Sun. Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays

PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

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

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC

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

ASSEMBLY

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

OSCEOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

OSCEOLA UNITED METHODIST

SIREN ASSEMBLY OF GOD

oumc@centurytel.net 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

ST. CROIX FALLS UNITED METHODIST

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

ST. LUKE UNITED - FREDERIC

Pastor Arveda “Freddie” Kirk, 715-327-4436 Pastor Tammy Clausen Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

TAYLORS FALLS UNITED METHODIST

TRINITY LUTHERAN - FALUN

1050 North Keller Ave., Amery, 715-268-7717 Father John Drummy, Pastor Sat. Mass 4 p.m., Sun. Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass Wed. & Thurs. 9 a.m.

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

McKINLEY UNITED METHODIST

TRINITY LUTHERAN - ELCA

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

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10 a.m., Wed. 5:30 p.m. (Sept-May), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer)

SIREN UNITED METHODIST

TRINITY LUTHERAN LCMS, DANBURY

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

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST GRANTSBURG

(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 715-8223001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st Sunday

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

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

WOLF CREEK UNITED METHODIST

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

COVENANT

CALVARY COVENANT - ALPHA

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

SIREN COVENANT

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 Dan Pearson Sunday School 8:45 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. CATHOLIC

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.

CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH

Pastor - Father Frank Wampach 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.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

Danbury - 7586 St. Rd. 77, 715-866-7321 Pastor - Father Michael J. Tupa Mass - Sat. 4 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. (Sept.-May). Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt.

OUR LADY OF THE LAKES

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.

SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY

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.

EVANGELICAL

EVANGELICAL

APPLE RIVER COMMUNITY (EFCA)

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

CROSSWALK COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

Pastor Dave Williams 933 248th St., Osceola Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School Sept.-May 8:45 a.m. Children’s Church & Nursery provided

TRADE RIVER EVAN. FREE

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

BAPTIST

EAST BALSAM BAPTIST - BALSAM LK. Pastor Gabe Brennan, 715-857-5411

www.eastbalsam.org Wor. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun. School-10:15 a.m.

EUREKA BAPTIST

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

LIVING HOPE CHURCH

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.

TRADE LAKE BAPTIST

Pastor Merrill Olson, Interim Pastor 715-327-8402 Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.; www.tradelakebaptistchurch.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST - WEBSTER

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

WESLEYAN

WOODLAND WESLEYAN

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

FULL GOSPEL

FULL GOSPEL

WOOD RIVER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

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

HOPE FELLOWSHIP OF SOMERSET

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

CHRISTIAN CENTER

CHRISTIAN CENTER

EL SALEM/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER

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

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN

CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX

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.

HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN Meeting at Zion Lutheran Church, 28005 Old Towne Rd., Chisago City, MN, www.holyx.net Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. NAZARENE

NAZARENE

CALVARY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

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.

FAITH COMMUNITY

FAITH FELLOWSHIP

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

FIRST BAPTIST - AMERY

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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; www.fbcamery.org; E-mail: churchoffice@fbcamery.org Reg. office hours: Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor; Nick Buda, Associate Pastor Sun. Serv.: 9 a.m.; All ages Sun. Schl. 10:30 11:30 a.m.; Nursery available

FIRST BAPTIST - FALUN

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

FIRST BAPTIST - MILLTOWN

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

FIRST BAPTIST - TAYLORS FALLS, MN

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.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CHURCH

2390 CTH A, 1/8 mi. east of A&H intersection Pastor Tryg Wistad, 715-635-9222 crossroadschurch@gmail.com Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

NEW LIFE COMMUNITY - AMERY

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

NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Meets at Dresser Elem. School, Dresser Pastor Tony Minell, 715-417-1982 Sunday Wor. 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.

NEW WINE CHURCH - CENTURIA 309 5th Street, , 715-338-2751 Pastor Scott Petznick Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.

NORTHERN PINES FRIENDS WOR. GROUP

715-733-0481 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting.

Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa CTHs A & H - 715-866-7321 Crescent Lake Voyager Village area. Mass Sun. 8 a.m., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. Reconciliation as per bulletin and by appt.

FIRST BAPTIST - WEBSTER

ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

ST. DOMINIC - FREDERIC & IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - GRANTSBURG CATHOLIC MASS SCHEDULE

Church Phone 715-866-4111 Pastor Tim Quinn Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m (Nursery Provided)

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

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday, 10 a.m. in the St. Croix Falls Library community room.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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

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

RIVER VALLEY CHRISTIAN

ST. ANNE PARISH

GRACE BAPTIST - GRANTSBURG

“Faith on Purpose” (Love God, Love People...period) faithonpurpose.org CTH F, Dresser, 715-483-2911 Pastor’s res./office Sunday Worship 10 a.m.

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.

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 Senior Pastors Paul and Sonja Hanson Sunday Adult Bible Class 9 a.m. Worship and Children’s Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.

ST. PETER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH

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Jamming for the kids by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – Cool jamming could be heard all around Grantsburg on Saturday, April 14, as 30 bands performed in the town’s five bars at the 13th-annual Pinko Jam. Bands generously donated their time providing music lovers with a variety of music throughout the day, once again making this one of the area’s best music

Grantsburg

fests. Event organizers with the help of many volunteers sold raffles tickets and took donations during the fundraiser to benefit area special education kids. Thousands of dollars have been raised over the past 13 years, all going into a fund used to purchase equipment and give opportunities for kids to enjoy special activities, events and field trips.

Hatty Swiggs was one of the performers opening the Rendezvous’ lineup of talented musicians at the 13th-annual Pinko Jam Saturday, April 14. Swiggs debuted one of the songs he wrote, “The Waves Roll Over,” found in his book, “Truth To Be Told.” Allen Parson (left) belted out the tunes on his tenor sax at the Rendezvous Event Center during Pinko Jam Saturday, April 14, in Grantsburg. Parson and a fellow Siren musician, guitarist Doug Crane, (right) opened the Pinko Jam lineup of bands at the Rendezvous Event Center

Still an original, Kris Olson, the only remaining founding member of the ‘70s rock band Deuce, was making great music Saturday night at the Grantsburg Legion Hall. Though band members have changed over the years, loyal fans were not disappointed as Deuce rocked the house with new members playing old favorites.

Juke Box Live performed rock favorites from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s with some country classics, too, at Denny’s Bar and Lanes during Saturday’s Pinko Jam.

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"Sleeping Beauty" performed

Siren

The chorus girls, shown in no particular order, were Abby Good, Hannah Skold, Kodie Anderson, Justine Phernetton, Shawnee Phernetton, Mandy Close, Hannah Mangelsen, Alayna Johnson, Abby Kosloski, Amy Zen R. Franklib, played by PFCT’s Morgan McLaughlin, and the henchmen were Stanford, Mollie Anderson, Kyleigh Lightfeather, Jade Horstman and Paetyn McKnight, on a break as the prohired by Coco Love, played by PFCT’s Elizabeth Dunn, and Mallory, played by ductin team tries to figure out the next move. Christina Luna, to come up with a plan to make some money.

Chancy, played by Nicole Dalsveen, and Chauncy, played by Casey Brown, were assistants to the production mogul Don Alfredo. – Photos submitted

The Reporter, played by Ellie Emery, kept the audience in the know of all the gossip and glamour of the movie studio.

Noah Koball and Taylor Hagen and the sheep, in no particular order: Josie Hagert, Kaley Bergstrom, Jalynn Nelson, Grace Schulz, Hope Munson, Dillon Buskirk, Gabe Dugger, Adam Ruud and Lake Hinze, performed onstage Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15. LEFT: Allie Webster, as the choreographer, leads the chorus girls in some stretches between movie scenes.

The head henchman was played by Jordan Webster.

The cast and crew are not sure how to wake up the new star, Rose (Sleeping Beauty) played by by Taylor Hagen, to replace Mallory, played by Christina Luna. The drama princess was discovered onstage and had been poisoned by the evil stage mother and her daughter, Mallory.


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Variety show features wide range of talent by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer WEBSTER—Senior swan songs, family affairs and special appearances combined for a night of fun and entertainment at Webster High School’s annual spring variety show, held Friday, April 13. The show is sponsored and produced by Webster’s National Honor Society. This year’s show included drama, comedy and a varied mix of musical selections, 19 acts in all, with something for everyone. The evening’s mistresses of ceremonies, Mary Conroy and Danielle Formanek, were an act all their own. The two played off each other to set a casual, lighthearted tone and maintain an energetic pace while transitioning between each act. The show had some emotional moments as well, with a few seniors taking the opportunity to send a message. It was an added treat to

Webster

see family members performing together, with parents and siblings of students providing accompaniment and background vocals.

Senior Mackenzie Koelz performed a heartfelt rendition of Laura Story’s “Blessings.”

The show opened with two upbeat selections from Webster’s jazz ensemble, directed by Julie Strang. - Photos by Jean Koelz

Danielle Formanek and Mary Conroy keep the audience laughing between acts. Hannah Janssen and Summer Winkler offer the duet “Almost There” from the movie “The Princess and the Frog.”

Jitarin Chuntaketta, a foreign exchange student from Thailand, performs “Lead Me” by Sanctus Real.

Sisters Gabby and Tessa Schiller perform the hilarious “Battle of Brown and Whitmore” by David LeMaster. Senior Miranda Burger fought tears dedicating her solo, Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” to her mother.

Vern Moss makes a special appearance to play Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.” Air Raid on Society, led by singer Caleb Wilson, rocks the house with “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down.


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Webster kindergarteners are scientists WEBSTER – Last week the kindergarten class of Mrs. Swenson, Webster Elementary, brought physical science into the classroom via parents and students. They were kindergarten scientists. - submitted

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Morgan and Sandy Johnson worked with a balloon experiment. – Photos submitted

SCF Lions Club sponsors trip to circus

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715-349-2560

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715-483-9008

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715-468-2314

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St. Croix Falls sixth-graders recently attended the Osman Shrine Circus in St. Paul thanks to the generosity of the Lions Club. Students pictured are (L to R): Nolan Leahy, Billie Webb and Josh Skallet. - Photo submitted


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PLEASE NOTE...IMPORTANT NOTICE YOU WILL LOSE TITLE TO YOUR PROPERTY IF THESE TAXES ARE NOT PAID ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2012

TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2012-1 on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 23, 2012, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings In Rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit court on March 23, 2012. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax

liens has been posted in the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 11, 2012, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 11, 2012, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the person’s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County: 2012-1 PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through In Rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated, is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested. WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached “List of Tax Liens” in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all claims whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County; List of Tax Liens for 2012-1 AFFIDAVIT I, Amanda Nissen, being first duly sworn under oath, depose and state as follows: 1. I am the Treasurer for the County of Polk. 2. I prepared the attached List of Tax Liens of Polk County which are being foreclosed by proceeding In Rem 2012-1 in the Circuit Court of Polk County. 3. I verify that the information contained in the listed tax liens is true and correct and that said information is based upon the files and records contained in the Polk County Treasurer’s Office. Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer 715-485-9255 Subscribed and sworn to before me this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Notary Public, Polk County, Wis. Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurer’s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurer’s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-1 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

001 Town of Alden 002-00324-0000 Sec 12 T32 R17 Lot 2 CSM 1069 V5 PG59

Owners: James P. & Faye Haugerud 2008 Mortgage Holder: MERS as SC 2008 nominee for Michigan Fidelity Acceptance Corp., dba Franklin Mortgage Funding

3.44 165.00

21

12% Annually

002 Town of Alden 002-00474-0000 Sec 18 T32 R17 Lot 1 CSM 220 V1 PG223

Owner: Steven J. Oswald Liens/Judgments: David A. Swenson United Products Corporation Capital One FSB Reynolds Building Products

2008 SC 2008

12.60 165.00

30

12% Annually

003 Town of Alden 002-00738-0380 Sec 29 T32 R17 Lot 8 CSM 4243 V19 PG24

Owner: Ronnie M. Lee

2007 SC 2007

337.20 165.00

57

12% Annually

004 Town of Alden 002-00899-0000 Sec 35 T32 R17 Pt NE SW

Owner: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

2008 SC 2008

1.72 165.00

70

12% Annually

005 Town of Alden 002-01603-0000 Sec 25 T32 R18 Lot 1 CSM 880 V4 PG126

Owner: Susan E. Heineman

2008 SC 2008

888.59 165.00

102

12% Annually

006 Town of Alden 002-01731-0000 Sec 27 T32 R18 Pt SW SW

Owner: Mitchell R. Erickson Mortgage Holder: Rural American Bank Liens/Judgments: Chrysler Financial Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

753.88 165.00

106

007 Town of Apple River 004-00056-0000 Sec 2 T34 R16 Pt SW SW

Owners: James M. Duncan Jr. & Lori A. Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank (now RCU)

2008 SC 2008

483.23 165.00

150

008 Town of Apple River 004-00057-0000 Sec 2 T34 R16 Pt SW SW

Owners: James M. Duncan Jr. & Lori A. Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank (now RCU)

2008 SC 2008

1,726.69 165.00

009 Town of Apple River 004-00347-0000 Sec 11 T34 R16 Lot 4 CSM 480 V2 PG209

Owner: Richard H. Aeziman Mortgage Holder: Wells Fargo Financial WI Inc.

2008 SC 2008

1,794.33 165.00

YEAR TAX

NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

010 Town of Apple River 004-00675-0000 Sec 25 T34 R16 Pt NW NW

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgments: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

3.94 165.00

201

12% Annually

011 Town of Apple River 004-00675-2000 Sec 25 T34 R16 Lot 2 CSM 5364 V24 PG49

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgments: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

3,311.61 165.00

202

12% Annually

012 Town of Apple River 004-00678-0000 Sec 25 T34 R16 Pt NE SW

Owner: Rene Benitez Liens/Judgments: Midland Funding LLC Nu Island Partners LLC Capital One Bank (USA) Discover Bank Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

1.97 165.00

203

12% Annually

013 Town of Apple River 004-00687-0000 Sec 25 T34 R16 Pt NW SE

Owner: Rene Benitez Liens/Judgments: Midland Funding LLC Nu Island Partners LLC Capital One Bank (USA) Discover Bank Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

3.94 165.00

205

12% Annually

014 Town of Apple River 004-00694-0001 Sec 25 T34 R16 Pt SE SE

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgments: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

145.90 165.00

209

12% Annually

015 Town of Apple River Owner: Erenia C. Benitez 004-00694-0100 Mortgage Holder: Earl Goodwin Sec 25 T34 R16 Lot 1 CSM 2106 V10 PG29

2008 SC 2008

1,582.00 165.00

210

12% Annually

12% Annually

016 Town of Apple River 004-00699-0000 Sec 25 T34 R16 Pt SE SE

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

1,576.10 165.00

212

12% Annually

151

12% Annually

Owner: Erenia C Benitez Mortgage Holder: Schanon Mortgage Inc.

2008 SC 2008

431.41 165.00

213

12% Annually

169

12% Annually

017 Town of Apple River 004-00719-0100 Sec 26 T34 R16 Lot 1 CSM 4559 V20 PG111 018 Town of Apple River 004-00793-1500 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 15 CSM 3764 V17 PG27

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

736.76 165.00

216

12% Annually

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

12% Annually

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YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

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LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-1 (cont’d.) NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

019 Town of Apple River 004-00797-1000 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 10 CSM 3765 V17 PG28

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

736.76 165.00

218

12% Annually

020 Town of Apple River 004-00797-1100 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 11 CSM 3765 V17 PG28

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

736.76 165.00

219

12% Annually

021 Town of Apple River 004-00797-2200 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 22 CSM 3767 V17 PG30

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

589.01 165.00

220

12% Annually

022 Town of Apple River 004-00797-3400 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 34 CSM 3115 V14 PG137

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

393.99 165.00

221

12% Annually

023 Town of Apple River 004-00797-3500 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 35 CSM 3115 V14 PG137

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

393.99 165.00

222

12% Annually

024 Town of Apple River 004-00798-0000 Sec 29 T34 R16 Pt SE NE

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

315.20 165.00

223

12% Annually

025 Town of Apple River 004-00798-0500 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 5 CSM 3117

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

736.76 165.00

216

12% Annually

026 Town of Apple River 004-00798-0600 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 6 CSM 3117 V14 PG139

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

736.76 165.00

216

12% Annually

027 Town of Apple River 004-00798-0700 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 7 CSM 3117 V14 PG139

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

884.51 165.00

226

12% Annually

028 Town of Apple River 004-00798-0800 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 8 CSM 3117 V14 PG139

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

884.51 165.00

227

12% Annually

029 Town of Apple River 004-00804-0000 Sec 29 T34 R16 Gov Lot 3

Owner: Susan J. Peterson 2008 Lien/Judgment Holders: SC 2008 State of WI Dept. of Health Services Hill Top Excavating Cottonwood Financial Wisconsin

583.23 165.00

030 Town of Apple River 004-00808-0000 Sec 29 T34 R16 Pt SE SW

Owner: Susan J. Peterson 2008 Lien/Judgment Holders: SC 2008 State of WI Dept. of Health Services Hill Top Excavating Cottonwood Financial Wisconsin

340.80 165.00

031 Town of Apple River 004-00810-0100 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 1 CSM 3116 V14 PG138

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

983.01 165.00

032 Town of Apple River 004-00810-0300 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 3 CSM 3116 V14 PG138

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

736.76 165.00

237

12% Annually

033 Town of Apple River 004-00810-2600 Sec 29 T34 R16 Lot 26 CSM 4179 V18 PG209

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

590.98 165.00

238

12% Annually

034 Town of Apple River 004-01000-0000 Unit 7 East Balsam Resort Condominium

Owner: Mark G. Mann

2008 SC 2008

5,016.19 165.00

258

12% Annually

035 Town of Apple River 004-01061-0000 Lot 24 Cherrywood

Owners: Marguerite Peters, Steve & Lori Vande Wiele

2008 SC 2008

342.48 165.00

262

12% Annually

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230

233

236

NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

036 Town of Balsam Lake 006-00158-0000 Sec 7 T34 R17 Pt Gov Lot 3

Owner: Lew A. Lunsman Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank Lien/Judgment Holders: WESTconsin Credit Union Citbank (South Dakota) LVNV Funding Midland Funding LLC

2008 SC 2008

264.43 165.00

284

12% Annually

037 Town of Balsam Lake 006-00264-0000 Sec 10 T34 R17 Pt SE SE

Owner: Karen L. Mosay

2008 SC 2008

226.47 165.00

295

12% Annually

038 Town of Balsam Lake 006-00734-0000 Sec 26 T34 R17 Lot 1 CSM 606 V3 PG98

Owner: Randy White Liens/Judgments: Amery Regional Medical Center Joe’s Heating and AC

2008

920.63

337

12% Annually

039 Town of Balsam Lake 006-01078-0000 Sec 35 T34 R17 Pt SW SE

Owner: Steven A. Swager Mortgage Holders: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: WESTconsin Credit Union Mark Robert Young

2008 SC 2008

1,289.34 165.00

382

12% Annually

040 Town of Balsam Lake 006-01247-0000 Lot 14 Sunny Vale

Owner: Thomas Barrett

2008 SC 2008

110.06 165.00

391

12% Annually

041 Town of Balsam Lake 006-01376-0000 Lot 8 Spring Park

Owner: Scott L. Minar Mortgage Holder: Eagle Valley Bank NA

2008 SC 2008

2,722.07 165.00

400

12% Annually

042 Town of Garfield 024-00784-0000 Sec 1 T33 R18 Pt NE NW

Owner: Scott L. Minar

2008 SC 2008

1,002.44 165.00

1156

12% Annually

043 Town of Beaver 008-00613-0300 Sec 23 T34 R15 Lot 3 CSM 4123 V18 PG153

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

345.30 165.00

436

12% Annually

044 Town of Beaver 008-00617-1000 Combined into 008-00617-1000 Sec 23 T34 R15 Lot 10 CSM 3561 Combined into Lot 1 CSM 5791 V16 PG74

Owners: Rene & Carlos E. Benitez 2008 Mortgage Holders: SC 2008 Bremer Bank NA Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Midland Funding LLC Nu Island Partners LLC Capital One Bank (USA) Discover Bank Dept. of Revenue

233.75 165.00

439

12% Annually

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

232.41 165.00

440

12% Annually

12% Annually

045 Town of Beaver 008-00617-1100 Sec 24 T34 R15 Lot 11 CSM 3561 V16 PG74

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

232.41 165.00

441

12% Annually

12% Annually

046 Town of Beaver 008-00617-1200 Sec 23 T34 R15 Lot 12 CSM 3561 V16 PG74

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

3.98 165.00

442

12% Annually

12% Annually

047 Town of Beaver 008-00618-0000 Sec 23 T34 R15 Outlot 1 CSM 3503 V16 PG16

048 Town of Beaver Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. 008-00618-0300 Lien/Judgment Holders: Combined into Citifinancial Inc. 008-01057-0300 Citifinancial Mortgage Co. Sec 23 T34 R15 Lot 3 CSM 3501 V16 PG14 Combined into Unit 3 15th Street Condominium

2008 SC 2008

2,580.13 165.00

445

12% Annually

049 Town of Beaver Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. 008-00618-0600 Lien/Judgment Holders: Sec 23 T34 R15 Citifinancial Inc. Lot 6 CSM 3503 Citifinancial Mortgage Co. V16 PG16 Combined into Unit 6 15th Street Condominium

2008 SC 2008

2,748.01 165.00

448

12% Annually

050 Town of Beaver 008-00690-0000 Sec 26 T34 R15 Pt SW NE

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

193.90 165.00

459

12% Annually

051 Town of Beaver 008-00690-0300 Sec 26 T34 R15 Lot 3 CSM 4448 V19 PG229

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

1,803.75 165.00

460

12% Annually

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Bees do their part to sweeten remembrance of Passover

by Wayne Anderson Special to the Leader FREDERIC - The bees again did their part to sweeten the remembrance of Passover, the Jewish observance of when God freed Israel from slavery long ago. The bees’ honey has been making its culinary contribution on this day of commemoration for generations. The Passover festival, which began in the United States on Friday, April 6, commemorates the emancipation story in the Bible, an event scholars say happened around the 15th century B.C. The Passover telling is found in the book of Exodus. Here the ancient Hebrews were slaves for 400 years under the harsh hand of Egypt’s pharaohs. God heard their cry for freedom and sent Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go.” Pharaoh refused. And the Lord sent 10 mighty plagues to force Pharaoh’s hand. The last plague was the angel of death sent to kill every firstborn. The Hebrews were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a spring lamb. Thus upon seeing this, the angel would “pass over” their homes. And after 3,500 years, Jews around the world still celebrate their freedom on Passover, a holiday filled with special foods and wine and desserts—desserts made with honey. But honey is not only used by Jews to remember Passover. Since the Middle Ages, it’s also been used as a teaching tool by rabbis to reward children in a host of learning ways, regarding their Jewish heritage. “Teaching with honey is practiced as part of a ceremony, celebrating the third birthday of the boys,” said Rabbi

Aharon Katashvili from the Chabad community in Israel. “This age means reaching some maturity in Jewish tradition, so the boy is now ripe for learning the Bible.” Katashvili does not speak English well, so his explanations were graciously translated by Mr. Erez Tsur, quality manager of the Israeli Honey Board. “The boy is clad in a tallith (prayer shawl) and seated in the lap of the rabbi who pours honey onto a platter drawing the Hebrew letters. Then the rabbi reads each letter and the boy repeats it, passing his finger over the letter and licking the honey from it.” Tradition says “the words of the Bible are sweet as honey.” Many times family and friends watch and cheer and toss candy at the children as they accomplish an important step in their learning. “Moreover, it’s a custom to eat honey cake afterwards.” The Orthodox practice has its roots in the Middle Ages, said Rabbi Katashvili. Some say it started in European communities, and some say it started in Israel as part of an annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Samuel the prophet, west of Jerusalem. The rabbi said the kids are really excited about it, because it’s like a small adulthood ceremony. “It means they are not babies anymore.” Bees, beekeeping and honey are an integral part of life in Israel. Honey is mentioned in the Bible 55 times. And the land Israel itself was first named in the Bible as the land of “milk and honey.” Since that Old Testament time, honey has played a constant role in the Holy Lands. The oldest archaeological find relating to beekeeping is

an apiary in Israel in the Jordan Valley of around 900 B.C. There in the bygone town of Tel Rehov, some 30 hives made of clay were discovered by Hebrew University archeologists. They say this shows honey was produced on a large scale. Today that production continues. Israel is home to some 500 listed beekeepers and produces about 3,000 tons in a good year, said Tsur. “Most households don’t buy more than 2 kilos (4.4 pounds) a year, and mainly for Rosh Hashanah (New Year) ceremony. Modern beekeeping came to Israel with German missionaries in 1892, Tsur said. Today Israelis use the standardized hives developed by a member of the American clergy. Rev. Lorenzo Langstroth, a Congregational minister from Philadelphia and avid beekeeper, patented his modern beehive design in 1860. With his historic design, and his many writings on beekeeping, he is known as the Father of American Beekeeping. His paternal efforts are still felt by his flock around the world. And the honey that comes from ancient or modern beehives still finds its way to the Seder table during Passover. Generation after generation, God’s greatest pollinators bless this Jewish celebration of freedom and remembrance with a sweetness that is God’s gift to all mankind.

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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH???

Menu LOCATION

APRIL 23 - APRIL 27

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST Omelet and toast, pineapple. LUNCH Pizza, raw veggies, dip, fresh fruit OR chicken-strip salad.

BREAKFAST Whole-grain cinni-mini, grapes. LUNCH Sloppy joes, Doritos, raw veggies, dip OR ham salad.

BREAKFAST Whole-grain waffle snacks, peaches. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, tritaters OR turkey salad.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon tastry, mixed fruit. LUNCH Nachos, refried beans, corn Oriental salad.

LUNCH NEW! Popcorn chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, sliced pears, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner roll, corn, mandarin oranges, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Shredded pork/bun, baked potato with fixings, sliced carrots, fresh grapes, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Chicken fajitas with fixings, rice, steamed broccoli, pineapple tidbits, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Sloppy joe/bun, french fries, baked beans, mixed fruit, ice-cream bar, apples, oranges, bread basket.

BREAKFAST Cereal/French toast sticks. LUNCH Taco salad, tortilla chips, peas, fruit sauce. Alt.: Pizza, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/biscuits & gravy. LUNCH Chicken pita pocket, 7-12. Chicken taco, K-6. Rice, winter mix, fruit sauce. Alt.: Hot dog, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/long john. LUNCH Cardinal burger, french fries, corn, fresh fruit. Alt.: Chicken patty, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/ring donuts. LUNCH Baked potato bar, ham/cheese/sour cream, broccoli with cheese, fruit sauce. Alt.: Chicken nuggets, ALL.

BREAKFAST Cereal/cinnamon roll. LUNCH Pretzel with cheese, pasta salad, green beans, fresh fruit. Alt.: Hamburger, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast served with peanut butter, juice and milk. LUNCH Baked chicken, macaroni & cheese, salad, corn, dinner roll, strawberries. Alt.: Pizza.

BREAKFAST Oatmeal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Hot ham and cheese sandwiches, oven potatoes, assorted veggies, beans, apricots, cookie. Alt.: Turkey noodle hotdish.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast served with peanut butter, juice and milk. LUNCH Sloppy joes, Tostitos, shredded lettuce, beans, applesauce. Alt.: Wholewheat pita pocket.

BREAKFAST Mini pancakes, juice and milk. LUNCH Spaghetti hotdish, garlic bread, garden salad, peas, peaches, banana. Alt.: Chicken fajita wrap/rice.

BREAKFAST and Assorted cereal cerealand andtoast, toastjuice served milk. peanut butter, juice and milk. with LUNCH Pizzacorn dippers, rice, corn, carrots,Mini dog, nachos, broccoli-veg celery,cinnamon pineappleapple tidbits, banana. gies, sticks. Alt.: Alt.: Cook’s choice. Cook’s choice.

ST. CROIX FALLS

BREAKFAST Hot Pocket. LUNCH California burger, potato salad, corn, applesauce. Alt.: Beef & Spanish rice.

BREAKFAST Waffles and fruit. LUNCH Sub sandwich, spicy fries, carrots, pears. Alt.: Beef stroganoff.

BREAKFAST Egg and cheese muffin. LUNCH Tacos - hard & soft shells, fixings, peas, pineapple, cinnamon rolls.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, peaches. Alt.: Cheeseburger.

BREAKFAST Yogurt parfait, 1 slice of toast. LUNCH Grilled cheese, tomato soup, veggies & dip, mixed fruits. Alt.: Chili, corn bread muffins.

UNITY

BREAKFAST Breakfast bites. LUNCH Pizza calzones, peas and fruit.

LUNCH Tater tot hotdish, pudding and fruit.

BREAKFAST Mini pancakes. LUNCH Cook’s buffet.

BREAKFAST Belgian waffles/toppings. LUNCH Meatball subs, asparagus and fruit.

BREAKFAST Egg/sausage McMuffin. LUNCH Ham and turkey wraps, cottage cheese, chips and fruit.

LUNCH Cook’s choice OR wild rice soup with veggies, PBJ, salad, mandarin oranges.

LUNCH Baked fish, potatoes, green beans OR beef stroganoff, noodles, carrots, pears.

LUNCH Prairie chicken, bun, baby red potatoes, corn, peaches.

LUNCH Indian Fry Bread Taco with all the fixings, fresh fruit.

BREAKFAST Bagel pizza, applesauce cup. LUNCH Chicken patty, smile fries chicken-taco salad.

FREDERIC GRANTSBURG

Each building will have their own breakfast menu.

LUCK

SIREN

WEBSTER

OR

LUNCH Blueberry pancakes, sausage, hash browns, blueberry muffins, strawberries.

Omelets.

BREAKFAST

OR

LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-1 (cont’d.) NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

052 Town of Beaver 008-00690-0600 Lot 6 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

201.86 165.00

461

12% Annually

057 Town of Beaver 008-00690-1400 Lot 14 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

151.41 165.00

468

12% Annually

053 Town of Beaver 008-00690-0800 Lot 8 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

201.86 165.00

462

12% Annually

058 Town of Beaver 008-00690-1500 Lot 15 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

151.41 165.00

469

12% Annually

054 Town of Beaver 008-00690-1000 Lot 10 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

200.55 165.00

464

12% Annually

059 Town of Beaver 008-00690-1600 Lot 16 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

150.08 165.00

470

12% Annually

055 Town of Beaver 008-00690-1100 Lot 11 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

150.08 165.00

465

12% Annually

060 Town of Beaver 008-00690-1700 Lot 17 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

150.08 165.00

471

12% Annually

056 Town of Beaver 008-00690-1300 Lot 13 Beaver Creek

Owner: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Citifinancial Inc. Citifinancial Mortgage Co.

2008 SC 2008

151.41 165.00

467

12% Annually

061 Town of Beaver 008-00884-0400 Sec 34 T34 R15 Lot 4 CSM 2302 V11 PG9

Owners: Joseph G. & Dorthy A. Steiner Mortgage Holder: AgStar Financial Services Lien/Judgment Holders: Marshfield Clinic

2008 SC 2008

1,069.97 165.00

492

12% Annually

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PLEASE NOTE...IMPORTANT NOTICE YOU WILL LOSE TITLE TO YOUR PROPERTY IF THESE TAXES ARE NOT PAID ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2012

TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2012-2 on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 23, 2012, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings In Rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit court on March 23, 2012. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax

liens has been posted in the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 11, 2012, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 11, 2012, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the person’s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County: 2012-2 PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through In Rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested. WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached “List of Tax Liens” in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all claims whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County; List of Tax Liens for 2012-2 AFFIDAVIT I, Amanda Nissen, being first duly sworn under oath, depose and state as follows: 1. I am the Treasurer for the County of Polk. 2. I prepared the attached List of Tax Liens of Polk County which are being foreclosed by proceeding In Rem 2012-2 in the Circuit Court of Polk County. 3. I verify that the information contained in the listed tax liens is true and correct and that said information is based upon the files and records contained in the Polk County Treasurer’s Office. Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer 715-485-9255 Subscribed and sworn to before me this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Notary Public, Polk County, Wis. Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurer’s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurer’s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-2 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

001 Town of Black Brook 010-00594-0000 Sec 23 T32 R16 Pt SW SW

Owner: Leissa R. Berenschot

2008 SC 2008

606.22 165.00

532

12% Annually

002 Town of Black Brook 010-00606-0000 Sec 24 T32 R16 Pt SE NE

Owners: Carol J. & Catherine Donovan Lien/Judgment Holders: CACH Jeff J. Bohn DVM RMB Funding

2008 SC 2008

1,977.31 165.00

535

12% Annually

003 Town of Black Brook 010-00702-0000 Sec 27 T32 R16 SW SE

Owner: Judith Ann, Jimmie Joe & John David Josephson Mortgage Holder: First Bank of Baldwin

2008 SC 2008

231.91 165.00

539

004 Town of Bone Lake 012-00109-0000 Sec 6 T36 R16 Pt SW SW

Owner: Valerie Hunter Hyslop Mortgage Holder: Curtiss N. Lien, dba Acceptance Mortgage

2008 SC 2008

2,790.93 165.00

005 Town of Bone Lake 012-00134-0000 Sec 8 T36 R16 Pt NE NE

Owner: Terry L. & Kimberly R. Brenizer 2008 Mortgage Holder: Associates SC 2008 Industrial Lien/Judgment Holders: River Valley Medical Center SC St. Croix Valley Memorial Hospital Busy B’s Service & Wash Country Pride Cooperative Capital One

006 Town of Bone Lake 012-00135-0000 Sec 8 T36 R16 Pt NE NE

Owner: Terry L. & Kimberly R. Brenizer 2008 Mortgage Holder: Associates SC 2008 Industrial Lien/Judgment Holders: River Valley Medical Center SC St. Croix Valley Memorial Hospital Busy B’s Service & Wash Country Pride Cooperative Capital One

NO. DESCRIPTION

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

120.41 165.00

649

12% Annually

2008 SC 2008

19.75 165.00

651

12% Annually

12% Annually

010 Town of Bone Lake Owners: Jon N. Larsen & 012-00944-0000 Patricia J. Riley Sec 36 T36 R16 Lot 3 CSM 570 V3 PG62

2,015.53 165.00

654

12% Annually

12% Annually

Owners: Kenneth D. & Mimi A. Fowler Mortgage Holder: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Liens/Judgments: Cumberland Clinic

2008 SC 2008

584

011 Town of Clam Falls 014-00035-0000 Sec 2 T37 R16 Pt SE SE

214.38 165.00

588

12% Annually

012 Town of Clam Falls 014-00199-0200 Sec 8 T37 R16 Lot 2 CSM 4174 V18 PG204

Owner: David D. Graf Mortgage Holder: Scott Kenneth Nahkala & Beth Anne Nahkala U.S. Bank National Association Liens/Judgments: Bankfirst Progrowth Bank Violet C. Nahkala U.S. Bank National Association

2007 SC 2007

1,238.24 165.00

630

12% Annually

1,406.47 165.00

589

12% Annually

013 Town of Clam Falls 014-00203-0000 Sec 8 T37 R16 SW SE

Owner: David D. Graf Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank NA Liens/Judgments: Bankfirst Progrowth Bank Violet C. Nahkala

2008 SC 2008

2,030.51 165.00

668

12% Annually

014 Town of Clam Falls 014-00370-2000 Sec 17 T37 R16 Lot 20 CSM 5412 V24 PG97

Owner: Seven Pines LLC Land Contract: Leland Gohlike Mortgage Holder: Glenn R. Mortenson Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS DWD Lakes Gas Company Ryan M. Benson Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

8,417.73 165.00

687

12% Annually

Owner: Lynette D. Ayde Mortgage Holder: CSMC

2008 SC 2008

468.83 165.00

633

12% Annually

008 Town of Bone Lake 012-00896-0000 Sec 34 T36 R16 Pt NE NE

Owners: Scott J. & Karen A. Johnson Mortgage Holders: U.S. Dept of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Liens/Judgments: Wells Fargo Financial Leasing

2007 SC 2007

1,896.03 165.00

604

12% Annually

557467 33-35L 24a,d WNAXLP

Owner: Scott J. & Karen A. Johnson Mortgage Holders: U.S. Dept of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Liens/Judgments: Wells Fargo Financial Leasing

YEAR TAX 2008 SC 2008

007 Town of Bone Lake 012-00734-0100 Sec 30 T36 R16 Lot 1 CSM 5294 V23 PG201

009 Town of Bone Lake 012-00900-0000 Sec 34 T36 R16 Pt SE NE

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

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LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-2 (cont’d.) NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

015 Town of Clam Falls 014-00370-2021 Sec 17 T37 R16 Lot 21 CSM 5412 V24 PG97

Owner: Seven Pines LLC Land Contract: Leland Gohlike Mortgage Holder: Glenn R. Mortenson Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS DWD Lakes Gas Company Ryan M. Benson Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

016 Town of Clam Falls 014-00561-0000 Sec 17 T37 R16 Lot 1 CSM 785 V4 PG30

Owners: Mark P. & Margaret F. Jordan Liens/Judgments: Milwaukee County Child Support Agency

017 Town of Clam Falls 014-01071-0000 Lot 11 Nelson’s Clam Falls Park Addition

Owners: Louise & Grace Cervantez

AMT. TAX CERT.# 1,824.56 165.00

688

INT. RATE 12% Annually

2008

2,445.18

705

12% Annually

2008 SC 2008

242.21 165.00

723

12% Annually

018 Town of Clayton 016-00566-0000 Sec 23 T33 R15 Pt SE NW

Owner: Geoffrey S. & Nancy Timm 2008 Mortgage Holder: Bank Mutual SC 2008

1,004.86 165.00

766

12% Annually

019 Town of Clayton 016-00762-0100 Sec 31 T33 R15 Lot 1 CSM 4380 V19 PG161

Owner: Arthur W., Zara & Sonja V. Renander Mortgage Holders: Michael D. & Cynthia A. Jensen Gwin Family Trust UA Liens/Judgments: Schanon Mortgage Inc.

2008 SC 2008

359.06 165.00

784

12% Annually

020 Town of Clayton 016-00762-0200 Sec 31 T33 R15 Lot 2 CSM 4380 V19 PG161

Owner: Arthur W., Zara & Sonja V. Renander Mortgage Holders: Michael D. & Cynthia A. Jensen Gwin Family Trust Liens/Judgments: Schanon Mortgage Inc.

2008 SC 2008

352.79 165.00

785

12% Annually

021 Town of Clayton 016-00762-0300 Sec 31 T33 R15 Lot 3 CSM 4380 V19 PG161

Owner: Arthur W., Zara & Sonja V. Renander Mortgage Holders: Michael D. & Cynthia A. Jensen Gwin Family Trust Liens/Judgments: Schanon Mortgage Inc.

2008 SC 2008

022 Town of Clayton 016-00862-0300 Sec 35 T33 R15 Lot 3 CSM 3447 V15 PG214

Owners: Mark R. Athey & 2008 Kathleen M. Cross SC 2008 Land Contract: Dennis S. & Luella M. John Liens/Judgments: Amery Regional Medical Center Paul A. Hauge DDS Badger Mutual Insurance Company Jerome M. Barsokine

480.14 165.00

669.23 165.00

786

794

12% Annually

12% Annually

023 Town of Clear Lake 018-00028-0000 Sec 2 T32 R15 SW SW

Owner: Carrie L. Lambrecht

2008 SC 2008

1,392.18 165.00

797

12% Annually

024 Town of Clear Lake 018-00225-0000 Sec 11 T32 R15 Pt NW NW

Owner: Carrie L. Lambrecht

2008 SC 2008

14.73 165.00

807

12% Annually

025 Town of Clear Lake 018-00239-0000 Sec 11 T32 R15 Pt N SE

Owners: Daniel A. & Jeanine J. Vadnais Land Contract: Joann Gunderson (Pahlow) Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS Dental Arts Capital One Bank Dept. of Revenue Country Comfort

2008 SC 2008

733.05 165.00

811

12% Annually

026 Town of Lincoln 032-00533-0000 Sec 21 T33 R16 Pt NW NE

Owners: Daniel A. & Jeanine J. Vadnais Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS Dental Arts Capital One Bank Dept. of Revenue Country Comfort

2008 SC 2008

027 Town of Clear Lake 018-00330-0000 Sec 16 T32 R15 SW NW

Owner: Greg E. Dodge Mortgage Holder: Citifinancial Inc

2007 SC 2007

028 Town of Eureka 020-00067-0100 Sec 4 T35 R18 Pt SW NE

Owner: Joseph M. Wheeler Other: Mari Wheeler

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2008 SC 2008

829.31 165.00

2,097.00 165.00

250.38 165.00

1480

818

849

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

029 Town of Eureka 020-00078-0000 Sec 4 T35 R18 Pt SE NW

Owner: Joseph M. Wheeler Other: Mari Wheeler

2008 SC 2008

48.68 165.00

852

12% Annually

030 Town of Eureka 020-00078-0100 Sec 4 T35 R18 Pt SE NW

Owner: Joseph M. Wheeler Other: Mari Wheeler

2008 SC 2008

740.71 165.00

853

12% Annually

031 Town of Eureka 020-00197-0100 Sec 8 T35 R18 Lot 1 CSM 4767 V21 PG94

Owner: Max Roemhild Mortgage Holder: First State Bank of Wyoming

2008 SC 2008

451.73 165.00

865

12% Annually

032 Town of Eureka 020-00197-0200 Sec 8 T35 R18 Lot 2 CSM 4767 V21 PG94

Owner: Max Roemhild Mortgage Holder: First State Bank of Wyoming

2008 SC 2008

451.73 165.00

866

12% Annually

033 Town of Eureka 020-00197-0300 Sec 8 T35 R18 Lot 3 CSM 4767 V21 PG94

Owner: Max Roemhild Mortgage Holder: First State Bank of Wyoming

2008 SC 2008

397.53 165.00

867

12% Annually

034 Town of Eureka 020-00197-0400 Sec 8 T35 R18 Lot 4 CSM 4768 V21 PG94

Owner: Max Roemhild Mortgage Holder: First State Bank of Wyoming

2008 SC 2008

451.73 165.00

868

12% Annually

035 Town of Eureka 020-00197-0700 Sec 8 T35 R18 Lot 7 CSM 4768 V21 PG95

Owner: Max Roemhild Mortgage Holder: First State Bank of Wyoming

2008 SC 2008

534.85 165.00

869

12% Annually

036 Town of Eureka 020-00312-0100 Sec 13 T35 R18 Lot 1 CSM 2857 V13 PG111

Owners: Ryan M. & 2008 Monica M. Holdt SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: AnchorBank fsb

2,249.09 165.00

886

12% Annually

037 Town of Eureka 020-00976-0000 Sec 3 T35 R19 SE SW

Owner: Amy M. Eibs Land Contract: LaVerne & Josette Dietmeier Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank NA

2008 SC 2008

174.27 165.00

948

12% Annually

038 Town of Eureka 020-01081-0000 Sec 11 T35 R19 Lot 5 CSM 3741 V17 PG4

Owner: Edward Thomas Cullen Land Contract: Daniel W. Wiberg Liens/Judgments: Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff & Vierling PLLP

2008 SC 2008

1,013.03 165.00

957

12% Annually

039 Town of Eureka 020-01274-0000 Sec 25 T35 R19 Pt SW NW

Owner: Charles Edward Mevissen

2008 SC 2008

14.22 165.00

973

12% Annually

040 Town of Farmington 022-00192-0000 Sec 9 T32 R19 S SE NE

Owner: Steven G. Danielowski Liens/Judgments: Hennepin Faculty Associates Midland Funding

2008 SC 2008

858.09 165.00

998

12% Annually

041 Town of Garfield 024-00075-1100 Sec 5 T33 R17 Lot 11 Badger Lake Estates

Owner: Steven G. Danielowski Mortgage Holder: Rural American Bank – Luck Liens/Judgments: Hennepin Faculty Associates Midland Funding

2008 SC 2008

142.97 165.00

1112

12% Annually

042 Town of Garfield 024-00075-1300 Sec 5 T33 R17 Lot 13 Badger Lake Estates

Owner: Steven G. Danielowski Liens/Judgments: Hennepin Faculty Associates Midland Funding

2008 SC 2008

153.05 165.00

1114

12% Annually

043 Town of Garfield 024-00585-0000 Sec 29 T33 R17 Pt SE SE

Owners: Michael C. Vezner & Sheryl L. Vezner

2008 SC 2008

23.94 165.00

1140

12% Annually

044 Town of Garfield 024-00876-0100 Sec 25 T33 R18 Lot 1 CSM 2093 V10 PG16

Owners: Jeffrey & Vicky Naimon Mortgage Holder: LaSalle Bank Midwest Beneficial Wisconsin Inc.

2008 SC 2008

191.32 165.00

1167

12% Annually

045 Town of Garfield 024-01115-0000 Lot 12 Koethe’s Park

Owner: Eva J. Olson Liens/Judgments: Willow Ridge Healthcare Facilities

2008 SC 2008

320.96 165.00

1181

12% Annually

046 Town of Garfield 024-01216-0000 Lot 11 Wanderoos

Owner: Walter Raschick II

2008 SC 2008

45.38 165.00

1186

12% Annually

047 Town of Garfield 024-01300-0600 Sec 13 T33 R18 Lot 6 Rolling Hills

Owner: Steven G. Danielowski Liens/Judgments: Midland Funding Hennepin Faculty Associates

2008 SC 2008

196.11 165.00

1196

12% Annually

NO. DESCRIPTION

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

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WRHFH joins $9.2 million national home-building effort in 2012

Good news for affordable housing in Centuria Community is invited to a ground breaking to celebrate CENTURIA – Times are tough and the construction of new homes has slowed considerably across the country. But in Centuria the Van Vleet family is set to kick off the start of construction of their new home – and the community is invited to join in. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the construction site at 411 3rd St . This new home is a result of a partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, this partnership has resulted in more than 2,700 Habitat homes across the country and around the world since 2005. Thanks to its 2.5 million members who own financial products with the organization, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is able to contribute to the improvement of communities like Centuria. Thrivent Financial will contribute 55 percent of the house costs – a total of $56,100 – and is also engaging local volunteers who are members of Thrivent Financial, members of area Lutheran churches and members of the community at large, to donate additional funds and volunteer their time to work alongside the partner families to build these homes. “Being able to help provide a family with a home means so much to Thrivent members,” said Thrivent Financial Associate Matthew Bobick. “Volunteering is important to them, and this gives them a great way to personally support our community by helping families achieve financial security.” The Van Vleet family is more than a little eager to start construction of their new

home. They will complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build it, a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity. They will also repay the zero-interest mortgage over a period of years, illustrating Habitat for Humanity’s objective to give families a “hand up” rather than a handout. Wild Rivers Habitat will be drawing the winner of the 50/50 raffle at the Van Vleet home ground breaking. Raffle tickets are being sold until then to raise funds for the A Brush With Kindness program, Habitat’s home painting and repair program. Tickets may be purchased at the ReStore in St. Croix Falls. The winner will receive half of the funds raised via ticket sales. Those needing help with home painting or repairs may call Habitat at 715-483-2700 or stop into the Habitat office at the ReStore at 2201 Hwy. 8 in St. Croix Falls. Those interested in volunteering to help paint or repair homes may call the same number or e-mail office@ wildrivershabitat.org.

Affiliates Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, located in St. Croix Falls, is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. WRHFH serves Polk and Burnett counties. In 2011 it completed its 21st and 22nd homes since its inception in 1997. Habitat raises funds and donated building materials, organizes volunteers, selects a family, and builds a home. Habitat doesn’t give anything away. The family is required to help build the home, and they buy it from Habitat with a no-interest mortgage when it is complete. For more information, call 715-483-2700 or visit www.wildrivershabitat.org. Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multiyear, multimillion dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed

to involve Thrivent members and Lutherans in helping provide a “hand up” to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence. Excluding government funding, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is Habitat’s largest single source of funding, constructing more than 2,700 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.5 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter. Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow them at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.

www.the-leader.net Stay connected to your community.

ST. CROIX FALLS – Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $56,100 to build a home in Centuria. This grant, providing 55 percent of the cost of construction, comes from Minneapolis-based Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ unique partnership with Habitat for Humanity International: Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity is celebrating their award in conjunction with an international announcement made in Minneapolis, Minn., when the partnership’s $160 million mark was surpassed with a $9.2 million commitment for 2012, the seventh year of a strong alliance between the two organizations. Habitat for Humanity’s relationship with Thrivent Financial brings the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. To date, more than 480,000 volunteers have donated more than 3 million hours to construct 1,600 homes in the U.S. The 2012 commitment will fund the construction and rehabilitation of 142 Habitat for Humanity homes in 32 U.S. states, including the home built by Wild Rivers Habitat in Centuria. Locally, the Luck regional field office of Thrivent Financial will help support this home build by supplying member and employee volunteers. “The Thrivent Builds alliance is helping Wild Rivers Habitat increase the number of families served in our community,” said Eric Kube, executive director. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to provide decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need.” - submitted

LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-2 (cont’d.) NO. DESCRIPTION 048 Town of Georgetown 026-00188-0000 Sec 6 T35 R16 Pt NE SW

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER Owner: Pamela J. Vlasnik & Wayne A. Vlasnik Mortgage Holder: Beneficial Wisconsin Inc. Liens/Judgments: Milltown Corporation Asset Acceptance LLC Paul A. Hauge DDS Ltd. Polk County Child Support

YEAR TAX 2008 SC 2008

AMT. TAX CERT.# 342.34 165.00

1217

INT. RATE 12% Annually

049 Town of Georgetown 026-01076-0000 Sec 26 T35 R16 Pt Gov Lot 8

Owners: Julie Elizabeth MacKenzie 2008 & Dan Garth Cross SC 2008

16.48 165.00

1257

12% Annually

050 Town of Georgetown 026-01244-0000 Sec 30 T35 R16 Lot 1 CSM 3650 V16 PG163

Owner: Cassandra K. Wudi Mortgage Holder: Goose 1 LP Liens/Judgments: Country Comfort

2008 SC 2008

289.30 165.00

1267

12% Annually

051 Town of Georgetown 026-01263-0600 Sec 31 T35 R16 Lot 6 CSM 3173 V14 PG195

Owners: Grant K. & Tobie J. Miller 2007 Mortgage Holders: SC 2007 Bank of America NA JPMorgan Chase Bank

2,245.10 165.00

1181

12% Annually

052 Town of Georgetown 026-01631-0000 Outlot 1 Ludtke’s Addn. V897 PG476

Owner: DeAnne Miller Land Contract Holder: William T. Warrington Liens/Judgments: LVNV Funding LLC

2008 SC 2008

2,961.66 165.00

1284

12% Annually

053 Town of Johnstown 028-00027-0000 Sec 2 T35 R15 NE NW

Owners: Estate of Jay Van 2008 Valkenburg & Jean Van Valkenburg SC 2008 Liens/Judgments: Cumberland Memorial Hospital Marshfield Clinic

2,283.24 165.00

1317

12% Annually

NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

054 Town of Johnstown 028-00859-0000 Sec 34 T35 R15 Pt SE NW

Owner: Michael T. & Connie J. Minteer

2008 SC 2008

930.54 165.00

1367

12% Annually

055 Town of Laketown 030-00249-0120 Sec 10 T36 R18 Lot 2 CSM 4855 V 995 PG405

Owners: Jason R. Sanford & Melanie L. Harrison Land Contract Holder: Jeffrey D. Hulett Lien/Judgment Holders: Nuvell Credit Corporation St. Croix Regional Medical Center Midland Funding

2007 SC 2007

183.99 165.00

1311

12% Annually

056 Town of Laketown 030-00289-0000 Sec 12 T36 R18 Pt W NE

Owner: Jeffrey A. Ayde Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank Lien/Judgment Holders: Adam C. Benson, Attorney at Law

2008 SC 2008

500.32 165.00

1402

12% Annually

057 Town of Laketown 030-00665-0010 Sec 28 T36 R18 Outlot 1 CSM 5289 V23 PG196

Owners: Dennis & Claudia McNaughton

2008 SC 2008

25.57 165.00

1418

12% Annually

058 Town of Laketown 030-00701-0000 Sec 29 T36 R18 Pt NW NW

Owner: James M. Tollefson Land Contract: James & Audrey Roush Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS Dept. of Revenue RBS Citizens NA Capital One Bank USA

2008 SC 2008

40.06 165.00

1419

12% Annually

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PLEASE NOTE...IMPORTANT NOTICE YOU WILL LOSE TITLE TO YOUR PROPERTY IF THESE TAXES ARE NOT PAID ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2012

TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2012-3 on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 23, 2012, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings In Rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit court on March 23, 2012. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax

liens has been posted in the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 11, 2012, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 11, 2012, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the person’s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County: 2012-3 PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through In Rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested. WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached “List of Tax Liens” in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all claims whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County; List of Tax Liens for 2012-3 AFFIDAVIT I, Amanda Nissen, being first duly sworn under oath, depose and state as follows: 1. I am the Treasurer for the County of Polk. 2. I prepared the attached List of Tax Liens of Polk County which are being foreclosed by proceeding In Rem 2012-3 in the Circuit Court of Polk County. 3. I verify that the information contained in the listed tax liens is true and correct and that said information is based upon the files and records contained in the Polk County Treasurer’s Office. Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer 715-485-9255 Subscribed and sworn to before me this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Notary Public, Polk County, Wis. Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurer’s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurer’s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-3 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

001 Town of Lincoln 032-00025-0000 Sec 2 T33 R16 Pt SW NW

Owner: Bruce A. Boe

2008

214.37

1442

12% Annually

002 Town of Lincoln 032-00196-0000 Sec 9 T33 R16 Pt N SW

Owners: Daniel J. & 2008 Kellie K. Johnson SC 2008 Liens/Judgments: CitiBank (South Dakota) Amery Regional Medical Center Cincinnati Insurance Company Paul A. Hauge DDS Ralph W. Thompson Kenosha County Child Support Agency Racine County Child Support Agency

249.52 165.00

1444

12% Annually

Owners: Daniel J. & 2008 Kellie K. Johnson SC 2008 Liens/Judgments: CitiBank (South Dakota) Amery Regional Medical Center Cincinnati Insurance Company Paul A. Hauge DDS Ralph W. Thompson Kenosha County Child Support Agency Racine County Child Support Agency

99.06 165.00

Owners: Daniel J. & 2008 Kellie K. Johnson SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union Liens/Judgments: CitiBank (South Dakota) Amery Regional Medical Center Cincinnati Insurance Company Paul A. Hauge DDS Ralph W. Thompson Kenosha County Child Support Agency Racine County Child Support Agency

980.96 165.00

Owner: Steven K. Howell Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury - IRS Polk County Clerk of Courts Discover Bank WESTconsin Credit Union Douglas K. Sarchet

188.59 165.00

003 Town of Lincoln 032-00205-0000 Sec 9 T33 R16 Pt SE SW

004 Town of Lincoln 032-00409-0000 Sec 16 T33 R16 Pt NE NW

005 Town of Lincoln 032-00565-0100 Sec 21 T33 R16 Lot 1 CSM 3646 V16 PG159

2008 SC 2008

1446

1458

1482

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

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NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

006 Town of Lincoln 032-00565-0120 Sec 21 T33 R16 Lot 3 CSM 3646 V16 PG159

Owner: Steven K. Howell Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury - IRS Polk County Clerk of Courts Discover Bank WESTconsin Credit Union Douglas K. Sarchet

2008 SC 2008

57.14 165.00

1484

12% Annually

007 Town of Lincoln 032-00614-0000 Sec 22 T33 R16 SW SE

Owners: David J. Langworthy & Holly L. Garland Langworthy Mortgage Holder: Altra Federal Credit Union

2008 SC 2008

977.15 165.00

1487

12% Annually

008 Town of Lincoln 032-00615-0000 Sec 22 T33 R16 SE NE

Owners: David J. Langworthy & Holly L. Garland Langworthy Mortgage Holder: Altra Federal Credit Union

2008 SC 2008

689.53 165.00

1488

12% Annually

009 Town of Lincoln 032-00760-0000 Sec 27 T33 R16 Pt SE SW

Owner: Wayne Kjeseth & Caroline Kjeseth Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2008

846.19

1500

12% Annually

010 Town of Lincoln Owner: Barry E. Nielsen 032-00791-0000 Sec 28 T33 R16 Lot 2 CSM 1488 V7 PG65

2008 SC 2008

1,423.92 165.00

1502

12% Annually

011 Town of Lincoln 032-01051-0000 Sec 35 T33 R16 Pt SW NW

2008 SC 2008

1,507.05 165.00

1527

12% Annually

012 Town of Lincoln Owner: Susan Lee Ray 032-01496-0000 Lot 18 Guanella Beach

2008 SC 2008

1,607.05 165.00

1561

12% Annually

013 Town of Lincoln Owner: Anthony A. Heinz 032-01664-0000 Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank Lot 10 Rehm’s Riverview

2008 SC 2008

1,499.16 165.00

1569

12% Annually

014 Town of Lorain 034-00193-0000 Sec 11 T37 R15 Pt SE NW

Owner: Brenda Lee Peterson Liens/Judgments: Capital One Bank Auto-Owners Insurance

2008 SC 2008

139.42 165.00

1585

12% Annually

015 Town of Luck 036-00558-0000 Sec 24 T36 R17 Lot 1 CSM 5378 V24 PG63

Owners: Shawn M. Hutton & 2008 369.41 1634 12% Annually Autumn M. Hutton SC 2008 165.00 Mortgage Holders: William Erickson & Christine Erickson Liens/Judgments: Country Comfort St. Croix Regional Medical Center Continued On Next Page Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court

Owner: William E. Niemi Mortgage Holder: Schanon Mortgage Inc.


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LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-3 (cont’d.) NO. DESCRIPTION 016 Town of Luck 036-00912-0000 Sec 31 T36 R17 Lot 2 CSM 4792 V21 PG119

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.# 276.50 165.00

1658

INT. RATE

Owner: John R. Marsh Mortgage Holder: First Federal Capital Bank Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury - IRS Dept. of Revenue MRC Receivables Corporation Associated Bank NA

2008 SC 2008

12% Annually

017 Town of McKinley 038-00857-0000 Lot 2 Sunrise Roost

Owners: Donald C. Seaquist & Rebecca J. Seaquist

2008 SC 2008

693.64 165.00

1719

12% Annually

018 Town of Milltown 040-00095-0000 Sec 4 T35 R17 Lot 2 CSM 4921 V22 PG28

Owners: Bruce R. Huber & 2008 Sherry A. Huber SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank, National Association, ND Liens/Judgments: Cassandra Dehmer

2,061.77 165.00

1729

12% Annually

019 Town of Milltown 040-00140-0000 Sec 5 T35 R17 NW SE

Owners: William R. Rovney & 2008 Kimberly A. Rovney SC 2008 Mortgage Holders: Firstar Bank NA Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Liens/Judgments: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS Discover Bank

234.78 165.00

1737

020 Town of Milltown 040-00172-0000 Sec 7 T35 R17 Pt NE NE

Owners: Roy J. Rose & Julie A. Rose Mortgage Holder: MERS acting as nominee for BNC Mortgage Inc.

2008 SC 2008

808.48 165.00

1744

12% Annually

021 Town of Milltown 040-00278-0100 Sec 11 T35 R17 Pt SE SW

Owner: Peter J. Linder

2008 SC 2008

465.21 165.00

1750

12% Annually

022 Town of Milltown 040-00357-0000 Sec 12 T35 R17 Pt SE SE

Owners: Gerald Hughes & Joyce Hughes Liens/Judgments: Milwaukee County Child Support Agency

2008 SC 2008

218.74 165.00

1758

023 Town of Milltown 040-00402-0000 Sec 14 T35 R17 NW SE

Owner: Chad Wegscheider Liens/Judgments: Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court

2008 SC 2008

1,283.32 165.00

1763

024 Town of Milltown 040-00403-0000 Sec 14 T35 R17 SW SE

Owner: Chad Wegscheider Mortgage Holder: CUMIS Insurance Society Inc. Liens/Judgments: Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court

2008 SC 2008

1,558.64 165.00

025 Town of Milltown 040-00447-0000 Sec 16 T35 R17 Lot 2 CSM 2193

Owner: Lon Scheele Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank WI Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

026 Village of Milltown 151-00079-0000 Lot 7 Block C First Addition

Owner: Lon M. Scheele Lien/Judgment Holder: Dept. of Revenue

027 Town of Milltown 040-00843-0000 Sec 26 T35 R17 Pt SE SW

12% Annually

NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

033 Town of Osceola 042-00782-0200 Sec 31 T33 R18 Lot 2 CSM 3732 V16 PG245

Owner: Elton E. Babbitt, deceased 2008 c/o Dawn Gile SC 2008

034 Town of Osceola 042-00782-0800 Sec 31 T33 R18 Lot 8 CSM 3874 V17 PG137

Owner: Cole J. Gile

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

3,079.15 165.00

1885

12% Annually

2008 SC 2008

364.73 165.00

1886

12% Annually

035 Town of Osceola 042-00954-0000 Sec 11 T33 R19 Pt SW NE

Owner: Harold P. Shores 2008 Mortgage Holder: SC 2008 Household Finance Corporation III

83.25 165.00

1903

12% Annually

036 Town of Osceola 042-00957-0000 Sec 11 T33 R19 Pt SW NE

Owner: Harold P. Shores 2008 Mortgage Holder: SC 2008 Household Finance Corporation III

2,735.34 165.00

1904

12% Annually

037 Town of Osceola 042-01332-3300 Lot 33 Poplar Lake Estates

Owners: Gerald J. Smith & 2008 Jeannine B. Smith SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union Liens/Judgments Holders: Kenosha County Child Support Agency

26.23 165.00

1928

12% Annually

038 Town of St. Croix Falls 044-00138-0000 Sec 6 T34 R18 Lot 1 CSM 1175 V5 PG166

Owners: Brian Bosak & 2008 Denise Bosak SC 2008 Land Contract Holders: David C. Alderman & Nancy B. Alderman Mortgage Holder: Eagle Valley Bank NA

1,622.87 165.00

1938

12% Annually

2007 SC 2007

341.45 165.00

1817

12% Annually

12% Annually

039 Town of St. Croix Falls Owners: Richard D. Houston & 044-00275-0000 Thomas V. Strandberg Sec 12 T34 R18 Pt SE NE V682 PG26

2008 SC 2008

2,657.20 165.00

1958

12% Annually

12% Annually

040 Town of St. Croix Falls Owners: Steven H. Amos & 044-00340-0100 Joan M. Amos Sec 14 T34 R18 Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank Lot 1 CSM 2215 V10 PG139

1961

12% Annually

12% Annually

Owners: Claudine C. Ayde & 2008 Leonard Ayde SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. as nominee for Own It Mortgage Solutions Inc Liens/Judgments Holder: Polk County Child Support Agency

111.43 165.00

1764

041 Town of St. Croix Falls 044-00375-0000 Sec 16 T34 R18 Pt NE NW

2,230.91 165.00

1769

12% Annually

042 Town of St. Croix Falls Owners: Bradley Peterson & 044-00789-0100 Lynne K. Peterson Sec 28 T34 R18 Pt SE SW

2008 SC 2008

759.91 165.00

2010

12% Annually

2008 SC 2008

420.56 165.00

2505

12% Annually

043 City of St. Croix Falls 281-00565-0000 Lots 1, 2 & 3 Block 24 Original Plat

Owner: Bradley Peterson 2008 Lien/Judgment Holders: SC 2008 Taylor County Child Support Agency

64.24 165.00

3097

12% Annually

Owner: R. David Sawyer Liens/Judgments: David Lendosky Beneficial Wisconsin Asset Acceptance

2008 SC 2008

58.32 165.00

1790

12% Annually

044 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01387-0000 Sec 28 T34 R18 Pt SE SW

Owners: Bradley Peterson & Lynne K. Peterson

2008 SC 2008

2,588.60 165.00

3150

12% Annually

028 Town of Milltown 040-00923-0000 Sec 27 T35 R17 Lot B CSM 244 V1 PG247

Owners: Jeffry A. McArdle & Patricia A. McArdle

2008 SC 2008

3,183.79 165.00

1795

12% Annually

045 Town of St. Croix Falls 044-00827-0100 Sec 31 T34 R18 Lot 1 CSM 3918

471.29 165.00

2012

12% Annually

029 Town of Milltown 040-01153-0000 nka 040-01555-2800 Sec 34 T35 R17 Lot 28 Kemah Shores

Owner: Mark Palmer

2008 SC 2008

189.59 165.00

1802

12% Annually

Owners: Bruce E. Nelson & 2008 Mary L. Nelson SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: Mart W. Swenson Lien/Judgment Holders: Wells Fargo Financial Acceptance Minnesota Hermes Floral Co. Inc. Bailey Nurseries Inc. Distinctive Floral Co. Prince Corporation Dept. of Workforce Development

2008 SC 2008

2007 SC 2007

480.31 165.00

12% Annually

Owner: Virginia J Wahlquist Virginia J Wahlquist Revocable Trust Dated June 30, 1999

Owner: Ficek Investment Co. LLC Mortgage Holders: The RiverBank Lake Area Bank

1854

030 Town of Milltown 040-01447-0000 Sec 25 T35 R17 Lot 1 CSM 5091 V22 PG198

046 Town of St. Croix Falls 044-00891-1200 Sec 33 T34 R18 Lot 12 CSM 3996 Vol 18 PG26

031 Town of Osceola 042-00133-0500 Sec 6 T33 R18 Lot 5 CSM 5017 V22 PG125

Owner: Darin N. Youngmark

2008 SC 2008

047 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01397-0000 Sec 33 T34 R18 Pt SE NE

Owner: Ficek Investment Co. LLC Mortgage Holders: The RiverBank Lake Area Bank

2007 SA 2007 SC 2007

5,692.55 63,406.25 165.00

2904 2904

12% Annually 12% Annually

359.29 165.00

2905

12% Annually

Owner: Raymond M. Lee

Owner: Ficek Investment Co. LLC Mortgage Holders: The RiverBank

2007 SC 2007

032 Town of Osceola 042-00620-0000 Sec 27 T33 R18 Lot 2 CSM 2072 V9 PG220

048 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01397-0001 Sec 33 T34 R18 Outlot 1 CSM 4960 Vol 22 PG67

2008 SC 2008

1,577.91 165.00

64.61 165.00

787.32 165.00

1816

1832

1872

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

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Earth Day conference will address potential impacts of frac mining ST. CROIX FALLS - “What the … ? Frac Sand Mining in the St. Croix Valley!” Is the topic for the Sunday, May 6, Earth Day Conference sponsored by the St. Croix Conservation Study Center and its partner organizations. The conference will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the St. Croix Falls Public Library, 230 S. Washington St., St. Croix Falls. A panel of experts will explain what frac sand is, how

it is used, where it is found in the valley and nearby in Minnesota and Wisconsin, how it is mined and the potential impacts of industrial scale mining on water and air quality, noise pollution, roads/traffic, valley and bluff land scenery, and the quality of life in the St. Croix River Valley. This is the second-annual Earth Day Conference, and it is part of a series of public meetings on scenic river con-

servation themes at the St. Croix Conservation Study Center being established at the St. Croix Falls Public Library. Admission is free. Registration is strongly encouraged at conference@stcroixsceniccoalition.org. - submitted

LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-3 (cont’d.) NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

049 Town of Sterling 046-00161-0000 Sec 8 T36 T19 Pt SE NW

Owners: Donald R. Patterson & Kathleen L. Theisen Land Contract Holders: Thomas F. Anderson, James T. Anderson & Janet E. Anderson

2008 SC 2008

617.75 165.00

2052

12% Annually

050 Town of Sterling 046-00162-0000 Sec 8 T36 R19 Pt SE NW

Owners: Donald R. Patterson & Kathleen L. Theisen Land Contract Holders: Thomas F. Anderson, James T. Anderson & Janet E. Anderson

2008 SC 2008

560.18 165.00

2053

12% Annually

051 Town of Sterling 046-00734-0000 Sec 30 T36 R19 Pt NW NE

Owner: Francis J. Sheehan & Katherine W. Sheehan

2008 SC 2008

052 Town of Sterling 046-00834-0200 Sec 33 T36 R19 Lot 2 CSM 2385 V11 PG92

Owner: James Alford Dimmers

053 Town of West Sweden 048-00043-0000 Sec 3 T37 R17 NE NE

Owner: David Maurice Chenal Mortgage Holders: Charles Tollander & Eunice C. Tollander Trust MERS as nominee for Finance America LLC Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS GCI Capital Inc. Dearco Distributing Inc. The Estate of Elizabeth A. Coen Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

Owner: David Maurice Chenal Mortgage Holders: Charles Tollander & Eunice C. Tollander Trust MERS as nominee for Finance America LLC Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS GCI Capital Inc. Dearco Distributing Inc. The Estate of Elizabeth A. Coen Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

Owner: David Maurice Chenal Mortgage Holders: Charles Tollander & Eunice C. Tollander Trust MERS as nominee for Finance America LLC Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS GCI Capital Inc. Dearco Distributing Inc. The Estate of Elizabeth A. Coen Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

Owner: David Maurice Chenal Mortgage Holders: Charles Tollander & Eunice C. Tollander Trust MERS as nominee for Finance America LLC Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS GCI Capital Inc. Dearco Distributing Inc. The Estate of Elizabeth A. Coen Dept. of Revenue

2008 SC 2008

054 Town of West Sweden 048-00053-0000 Sec 3 T37 R17 SW NE

055 Town of West Sweden 048-00054-0000 Sec 3 T37 R17 SE NE

056 Town of West Sweden 048-00056-0000 Sec 3 T37 R17 Pt Gov Lot 2

2008 SC 2008

58.83 165.00

101.27 165.00

540.13 165.00

1,278.94 165.00

1,353.99 165.00

274.28 165.00

2094

2102

2127

2128

2129

2130

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

057 Town of West Sweden 048-00058-0000 Sec 3 T37 R17 Islands 6 & 7 Diamond Lake

Owner: Dave Chenal 2008 Mortgage Holders: SC 2008 MERS as nominee for Finance America LLC Charles Tollander & Eunice C. Tollander Trust Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS GCI Capital Inc. Dearco Distributing Inc. The Estate of Elizabeth A. Coen Dept. of Revenue

95.65 165.00

2132

12% Annually

058 Town of West Sweden 048-00109-0000 Sec 5 T37 R17 Pt SW SW

Owner: John Lindell

2008 SC 2008

824.71 165.00

2136

12% Annually

059 Town of West Sweden 048-00110-0000 Sec 5 T37 R17 Pt SW SW

Owner: John Lindell

2008 SC 2008

204.56 165.00

2137

12% Annually

060 Town of West Sweden 048-00646-0000 Sec 28 T37 R17 Pt SE NW

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank, National Association Lien/Judgment Holders: CenturyTel St. Croix Regional Medical Center Country Comfort Doar, Drill & Skow Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic Village of Milltown

2008 SC 2008

264.92 165.00

2174

12% Annually

061 Town of West Sweden 048-00649-0000 Sec 28 T37 R17 Pt NE SW

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank, National Association Lien/Judgment Holders: CenturyTel St. Croix Regional Medical Center Country Comfort Doar, Drill & Skow Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic Village of Milltown

2008 SC 2008

1,213.50 165.00

2175

12% Annually

062 Town of West Sweden 048-00944-0000 Sec 27 T37 R17 Pt Lot 10 William Starr’s Subdivision

Owner: David M. Chenal 2008 Mortgage Holders: SC 2008 Charles Tollander & Eunice C. Tollander Trust MERS as nominee for Finance America LLC Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS GCI Capital Inc. Dearco Distributing Inc. The Estate of Elizabeth A. Coen Dept. of Revenue

101.55 165.00

2200

12% Annually

063 Town of West Sweden 048-00951-0000 Sec 28 T37 R17 Lot 4 William Starr’s Subdivision

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank, National Association Lien/Judgment Holders: CenturyTel St. Croix Regional Medical Center Country Comfort Doar, Drill & Skow Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic Village of Milltown

2008 SC 2008

38.27 165.00

2201

12% Annually

064 Town of West Sweden 048-00952-0000 Sec 28 T37 R17 Pt Lot 5 William Starr’s Subdivision

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank, National Association Lien/Judgment Holders: CenturyTel St. Croix Regional Medical Center Country Comfort Doar, Drill & Skow Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic Village of Milltown

2008 SC 2008

11.79 165.00

2202

12% Annually

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PLEASE NOTE...IMPORTANT NOTICE YOU WILL LOSE TITLE TO YOUR PROPERTY IF THESE TAXES ARE NOT PAID ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2012

TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2012-4 on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 23, 2012, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings In Rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit court on March 23, 2012. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax

liens has been posted in the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 11, 2012, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 11, 2012, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the person’s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County: 2012-4 PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through In Rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested. WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached “List of Tax Liens” in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all claims whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County; List of Tax Liens for 2012-4 AFFIDAVIT I, Amanda Nissen, being first duly sworn under oath, depose and state as follows: 1. I am the Treasurer for the County of Polk. 2. I prepared the attached List of Tax Liens of Polk County which are being foreclosed by proceeding In Rem 2012-4 in the Circuit Court of Polk County. 3. I verify that the information contained in the listed tax liens is true and correct and that said information is based upon the files and records contained in the Polk County Treasurer’s Office. Amanda Nissen Polk County Treasurer 715-485-9255 Subscribed and sworn to before me this19th day of March, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Notary Public, Polk County, Wis. Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurer’s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurer’s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-4 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

001 Village of Balsam Lake 106-00081-0100 Pt Lot 25 Park’s Addition

Owner: Randall G. Webber & Gerri L. Webber Lien/Judgment Holder: Midland Funding

2007 SC 2007

2.29 165.00

2036

12% Annually

008 Village of Clear Lake 113-00227-0300 Unit C Jewel Town Condominium II

Owner: Marvin L. Burton Mortgage Holder: Dairy State Bank

2008 SC 2008

2,000.73 165.00

2339

12% Annually

002 Village of Balsam Lake 106-00459-0000 Sec 3 T34 R17 Pt Gov Lot 5

Owner: Herbert M. Richardson & Mary H. Richardson Mortgage Holder: PNC Bank, National Association

2008 DC 2008 SC 2008

1,861.79 560.78 165.00

2240 2240

12% Annually 12% Annually

009 Village of Clear Lake 113-00227-0400 Unit D Jewel Town Condominium II

Owner: Marvin L. Burton Mortgage Holder: Dairy State Bank

2008 SC 2008

2,000.73 165.00

2340

12% Annually

003 Village of Centuria 111-00318-0000 Lot 4 & Pt Lot 5 Block 12

Owners: Peter M. Geis & 2008 Beth McAbee SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank Lien/Judgment Holders: Country Comfort Unifund CCR Partners Midland Funding Discover Bank Issuer of the Discover Card Dept. of the Treasury – IRS

606.07 165.00

2279

12% Annually

010 Village of Clear Lake 113-00227-0500 Unit E Jewel Town Condominium III

Owner: Marvin L. Burton Mortgage Holder: Dairy State Bank

2008 SC 2008

2,000.73 165.00

2341

12% Annually

011 Village of Clear Lake 113-00230-0000 Parcel A Vol 1 PG69

Owner: CCF Inc. 2006 Mortgage Holders: SC 2006 General Electric Capital Business Asset Funding Corporation Commissioner of Revenue, State of Minnesota Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of Revenue Dept. of Workforce Development

2,527.39 165.00

1673

12% Annually

012 Village of Dresser 116-00158-0000 & 116-00159-0000 Pt Lots 3 & 4 Second Addition

Owners: Michael P. Murphy Sr. & 2008 Carol M. Murphy Lien/Judgment Holders: Walworth County Child Support Agency Racine County Child Support Agency

14,744.02

2380

12% Annually

013 Village of Dresser 116-00297-0100 Lot 1 CSM 2988

Owner: Wilemar W. Studtman Mortgage Holder: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Lien/Judgment Holders: Polk County Zoning

2008 SC 2008

235.31 165.00

2388

12% Annually

014 Village of Dresser 116-00297-1041 Sec 7 T33 R18 Lot 1 CSM 4608

Owner: Michael M. Tetzlaff Mortgage Holder: Brenda K. Tetzlaff Lien/Judgment Holder: Gherty & Gherty

2008 SC 2008

1,401.39 165.00

2389

12% Annually

015 Village of Frederic 126-00283-0000 Pt Lot 5 Block 2 Park Addition

Owner: Laurie A. Johnson 2008 Mortgage Holder: DC 2008 Bremer Bank, National Association SC 2008 Lien/Judgment Holders: Lac Du Flambeau Child Support Agency Cincinnati Insurance Company Other: Steven L. Johnson

988.10 393.75 165.00

2422 2422

12% Annually 12% Annually

004 Village of Centuria 111-00346-000 Lot 7 Block 2 Meadow Lane V981 PG80

Owners: Richard J. Flaherty and Yvonne M. Flaherty and Daniel J. Flaherty and Michael P. Flaherty Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank Lien/Judgment Holders: Resurgence Financial LLC Anchor Bank fsb JH Larson Electrical Company Ferguson Enterprises Regional Business Fund Inc Capital One Bank USA Dept. of Workforce Development

YEAR TAX

2008 SC 2008

005 Village of Clayton 112-00081-0000 Lots 1-10 Block 3 Lots 1-10 Block 4 Lots 13-24 Block 5 First Addition

Owner: Curtis Ventures LLC 2008 Land Contract: SC 2008 James T. Simon & Lois J. Simon Mortgage Holder: Citizens State Bank Lien/Judgment Holder: Bull Dozin

006 Village of Clayton 112-00330-0000 Lot 20 Berghammer and Matson Add V650 PG333

Owner: Lee Gregory Harris & Rose Castona Mortgage Holder: Village of Clayton c/o Cedar Corp. Land Contract Holder: Leonard E. Harris and O. Geraldine Harris

007 Village of Clear Lake 113-00227-0200 Unit B Jewel Town Condominium I

Owner: Marvin L. Burton Mortgage Holder: Dairy State Bank

AMT. TAX CERT.#

1,371.74 165.00

2282

INT. RATE

NO. DESCRIPTION

12% Annually

431.46 165.00

2293

12% Annually

2008 SC 2008

2,290.44 165.00

2319

12% Annually

2008 SC 2008

2,000.73 165.00

2338

12% Annually

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YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

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LIST OF TAX LIENS OF POLK COUNTY BEING FORECLOSED BY PROCEEDING IN REM 2012-4 (cont’d.) NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

016 Village of Frederic 126-00537-0100 Sec 34 T37 R17 Lot 1 CSM 4140

Owner: Steven Harrison

017 Village of Frederic 126-00577-0110 Sec 27 T37 R17 Lot 2 CSM 3736

Owner: Sally Rose aka Sally Miller Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank

018 Village of Luck 146-00167-0000 Pt Lots 3 & 4 Second Addition Lawson City

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

2008 SC 2008

144.95 165.00

2443

12% Annually

2008

1,497.78

2454

12% Annually

Owners: Douglas G. Johnson & Lori A. Johnson Mortgage Holders: Rural American Bank - Luck Village of Luck

2008 SC 2008

629.12 165.00

2468

12% Annually

019 Village of Luck 146-00172-0000 Pt Lot 1 Block 15 Third Addition to the Plat of Lawson City

Owner: Pearl Burton Mortgage Holder: Village of Luck

2007 SC 2007

800.67 165.00

2305

12% Annually

020 Village of Luck 146-00266-0000 Lot 12 Block 4 Plat of Lawson

Owner: Johnson Rental Prop., Inc. 2008 Mortgage Holder: SC 2008 Cherokee State Bank

462.14 165.00

2476

12% Annually

021 Village of Luck 146-00453-0000 Sec 27 T36 R17 Lot 3 CSM 104

Owners: John M. Harri & Judy L. Harri Land Contract Holder: Eldore R. Trulson

2008 SC 2008

2,331.11 165.00

2482

12% Annually

022 Village of Milltown 151-00216-0000 (combined into 151-00219-0000) Sec 8 T35 R17 Pt SW SW

Owner: Mark P. Forster Mortgage Holders: Gordon Meland & Vida Meland Lien/Judgment Holders: State of Wisconsin DNR Bobbye Svitak Cumberland Memorial Hospital Dept. of Workforce Development Dept. of the Treasury – IRS

2007 SC 2007

293.81 165.00

2351

12% Annually

023 Village of Milltown 151-00235-0000 Pt Lot 3 CSM 337

Owner: DLM Companies, Inc Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of Revenue Society Insurance Dept. of Workforce Development

2005 DC 2005 SC 2005

204.85 1,054.94 165.00

1881 1881

12% Annually 12% Annually

024 Village of Milltown 151-00242-0000 Sec 8 T35 R 17 Pt SE SW Pt Lot 1 CSM 1983

Owners: Donald L. Michaelson & Laura S. Michaelson Mortgage Holder: Emmert & Sons Lien/Judgment Holders: Dept. of the Treasury – IRS Dept. of Workforce Development Dept. of Revenue Polk County Clerk of Courts Wisconsin Dept. of Justice Capital One Bank

2008

853.75

2522

12% Annually

025 Village of Milltown 151-00430-0000 Lot 38 Pixie Ac. Mobile Home Second Addition

Owner: Debbra White Mortgage Holder: Curtis Lunde Lien/Judgment Holders: The RiverBank Amery Housing Authority Dept. of Workforce Development

2008 SC 2008

267.78 165.00

2546

12% Annually

026 Village of Milltown 151-00437-0000 Lot 45 Pixie Ac. Mobile Home Second Addition

Owners: Phillip S. Wheeler & 2008 Vicky L. Wheeler SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: AVCO Financial Services of Wis. Inc.

703.82 165.00

2549

12% Annually

027 Village of Milltown 151-00439-0000 Lot 47 Pixie Ac. Mobile Home Second Addition

Owners: Gary R. Hibbard & 2008 Mary .A Hibbard SC 2008 Mortgage Holders: William Erickson & Christine Erickson Lien/Judgment Holders: The RiverBank CitiBank (South Dakota) Barclays Bank Delaware Capital One Bank USA NA

358.01 165.00

2550

12% Annually

028 Village of Osceola 165-00108-0000 Pt Lot 3 Block 18 Original Plat

Owner: John W. O’Shaughnessy Land Contract Holders: Thomas D. Rogers & Margaret A. Rogers

2008 SA 2008 DC 2008 SC 2008

2,578.56 590.27 846.65 165.00

2558 2558 2558

12% Annually 12% Annually 12% Annually

029 Village of Osceola 165-00582-0000 Pt Outlot 162

Owner: Marcel Eibensteiner Mortgage Holders: Builders Develop. & Finance Inc. U.S. Bank, National Association

2008 SA 2008 SC 2008

2,943.91 16,799.30 165.00

2585 2585

12% Annually 12% Annually

030 Village of Osceola 165-00592-0000 Pt Outlot 165, Outlot Plat

Owner: Wandsnider Prop. LLC

2008 SA 2008 SC 2008

3,034.76 175.36 165.00

2586 2586

12% Annually 12% Annually

NO. DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX CERT.#

INT. RATE

031 Village of Osceola 165-00601-0130 Unit 130 Osceola Cottages Condominium

Owner: JMS Property Management Inc. Mortgage Holder: First State Bank of Wyoming

2008 SC 2008

319.27 165.00

2591

12% Annually

032 Village of Osceola 165-00612-0000 Outlot 176, Outlot Plat

Owner: Marcel Eibensteiner Mortgage Holders: Builders Develop. & Finance Inc. U.S. Bank, National Association

2008 SA 2008 SC 2008

224.23 39,696.86 165.00

2607 2607

12% Annually 12% Annually

033 Village of Osceola 165-00613-0000 Outlot 177, Outlot Plat

Owner: Marcel Eibensteiner Mortgage Holders: Builders Develop. & Finance Inc. U.S. Bank, National Association

2008 SA 2008 SC 2008

131.45 39,685.81 165.00

2608 2608

12% Annually 12% Annually

034 Village of Osceola Owners: Steven G. Carlson & 2008 165-00756-0000 Roberta L. Carlson SA 2008 Lot 30 Smith’s Addition Mortgage Holder: DC 2008 Household Finance Corporation III SC 2008 Lien/Judgment Holder: Capital One Bank USA

2,371.86 141.52 728.88 165.00

2617 2617 2617

12% Annually 12% Annually 12% Annually

2008

838.16

2905

12% Annually

035 City of Amery 201-00195-0000 Pt Lots 11 & 12 Block One

Owners: Patrick L. Haley & Jennifer L. Haley Mortgage Holder: Regional Business Fund Inc.

036 City of Amery 201-00206-0000 Pt Lot 11, Block 2 First Addition

Owners: Kenneth L. Sheldahl & Lila F. Sheldahl

2008 SC 2008

2,701.40 165.00

2906

12% Annually

037 City of Amery 201-00793-0000 Sec 28 T33 R16 Pt SE NW

Owner: Geraldine E. Holland Mortgage Holder: Bank of New York Trust Co. NA

2008 SA 2008 DC 2008 SC 2008

1,815.60 22.22 220.58 165.00

2973 2973 2973

12% Annually 12% Annually 12% Annually

038 City of Amery 201-00938-0000 Sec 33 T33 R16 Pt NE NE

Owners: Wayne D. Boe & Deborah K. Boe Lien/Judgment Holders: Household Finance

2008 SC 2008

2.38 165.00

2979

12% Annually

039 City of St. Croix Falls 281-00083-0000 Pt Lot 12, Block 53 First Addition

Owners: Lynette Chamernick & 2008 Michael J. Chamernick SC 2008 Mortgage Holders: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, acting as nominee for American Mortgage Network Inc. U.S. Bank National Association

29.19 165.00

3056

12% Annually

040 City of St. Croix Falls 281-00476-0000 Sec 19 T34 R18 Pt Block G McCourt’s Addition

Owners: Relan &/or Kathy L. Grove 2008 Mortgage Holder: SA 2008 Mary Harriet Egan Commers DC 2008 SC 2008

77.85 143.42 868.54 165.00

3091 3091 3091

12% Annually 12% Annually 12% Annually

041 City of St. Croix Falls 281-00523-0000 Lots 5 & 6, Block 15 Original Plat

Owners: Relan &/or Kathy L. Grove 2008 Mortgage Holder: SC 2008 Mary Harriet Egan Commers

1,584.34 165.00

3092

12% Annually

042 City of St. Croix Falls 281-00787-0000 Pt Lots 22, 23 & 24 Block 47 Original Plat

Owners: Jacki L. Curry & Richard F. Vezina Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank

2008 SC 2008

3,028.38 165.00

3109

12% Annually

043 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01124-0020 Outlot 2, High View

Owners: Gregory K. Radefeldt & Nancy L. Radefeldt

2008 SC 2008

204.36 165.00

3137

12% Annually

044 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01124-0030 Outlot 3, High View

Owners: Gregory K. Radefeldt & Nancy L. Radefeldt

2008 SC 2008

58.40 165.00

3138

12% Annually

045 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01175-0000 Lot 1 and Outlot 1 CSM 821

Owners: John Wright aka 2008 J.M. Wright, aka John M. Wright SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: Polk County Bank Lien/Judgment Holders: Milwaukee County Child Support Agency Integrity Mutual Ins. Co. HSBC Bank Nevada NA

866.15 165.00

3142

12% Annually

046 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01396-0000 Sec 33 T34 R18 Pt SW NE

Owner: Biermann Investment LLC 2007 Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank SA 2007 Lien/Judgment Holders: SC 2007 The RiverBank

1,871.33 63,134.60 165.00

2903 2903

12% Annually 12% Annually

047 City of St. Croix Falls 281-01399-0000 Sec 33 T34 R18 Pt SE NW

Owner: Biermann Investment LLC 2007 Mortgage Holder: The RiverBank SA 2007 Lien/Judgment Holders: SC 2007 The RiverBank

1,770.27 51,397.30 165.00

2907 2907

12% Annually 12% Annually

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Students of the Week GRANTSBURG

FREDERIC

Tyler Brewer has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade. Tyler loves spaghetti and lasagna. His favorite movie is “Cars,” favorite TV show is “Lucy,” favorite thing to do is ride bike, favorite sport is soccer and his favorite subject is math. He has one brother and two cats. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up.

Alexis McLeod has been chosen Frederic Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Stacy Wondra and Steve McLeod. Alexis is involved in basketball, track, band and babysitting. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family. Alexis is honest, polite and a conscientious young lady. She works hard and always has a smile on her face. She plans to go to culinary arts school in the future. Her greatest influence in her life is her mom.

Kye Kitzman has been chosen Frederic High School’s student of the week. He is a senior and the son of Laura Serkin. Foster mom is Mary Anderson. He is involved in being the Frederic Mascott at volleyball, basketball, softball and football games. Kye is honest, trustworthy, respectful to people, energetic and a polite young man. He enjoys going to the library and making things out of recycled material.

Owen Rathje has been chosen Grantsburg Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade and the son of John and Sheri Rathje. Owen is a conscientious, responsible student who consistently does very well in school. He is a caring and supportive friend to his fellow classmates. His favorite subjects are math and gym. Owen likes to play outside and sometimes collects bugs to examine.

LUCK

Eli Dikkers has been chosen Luck Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in sixth grade and the son of Martin and Kathryn Dikkers. Eli is a motivated student and shares with the class his interesting points of view on a variety of topics. He sets an excellent example for others. He is involved in Bible quizzing, baseball, basketball and football. He enjoys fishing and video games.

Arik Hochstetler has been chosen Grantsburg High School’s student of the week. He is a freshman. Arik works hard for the school. When he is helping the custodial staff he puts a lot of pride into what he is doing. He enjoys hunting and art. Arik has a great sense of humor and cares about people. His greatest influences in his life are his parents. Arik would like to join the Marines or be a video game designer for PS3.

ST. CROIX FALLS

Ivy Dyer has been chosen Luck Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Dawn Dyer. Ivy works hard and encourages others around her. She is involved in FFA, band, choir, track, soccer, volleyball and she babysits. She enjoys listening to music, playing with her animals and sports. Her greatest influence in her life is her mom.

Taylar Anderson has been chosen Luck High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the granddaughter of Robin and Nila Anderson. Taylar is very organized and always polite. She is involved in being the leader of the Youth Alive Ministry Club, 2011 Badger Girl, member of FCCLA, NHS, choir, art club, graduation committee and works at Subway. She enjoys playing guitar, painting, reading, playing video games and volunteering.

John Wiehl has been chosen St. Croix Falls Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in fourth grade and the son of Sheila and Marc Wiehl. He has a little sister. At home they like to play hockey and collect agates. At school his favorite subject is science. He likes science because he loves to do experiments. He also likes social studies and recess. When John grows up he would like to be a scientist.

Joseph Gorres has been chosen St. Croix Falls Middle School’s student of the week. He is in fifth grade and the son of Angie and Brett Gorres. He has one brother and one sister. He has a dog. Joseph is involved in football, baseball and basketball. He enjoys watching the Packers, basketball and hanging out with friends. His favorite subject is science. Joe is an excellent student with great leadership qualities.

Thomas Schuler has been chosen St. Croix Falls High School’s student of the week. He is a sophomore and the son of Scott and Roni Schuler of St. Croix Falls and Monica Schuler of Dresser. Tom has an older sister and an older brother. He also has a younger sister and brother. Tom enjoys playing video games, reading, swimming, listening to music and being in youth group.

WEBSTER

SIREN

Macy Bentley has been chosen Siren Elementary School’s student of the week. Macy is great at helping out. She always pays attention in class and works on the skills the class is learning. She is an excellent student and member of the classroom community.

Corrie Davis has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Nicole and David Taylor. Corrie is a hard worker and is very responsible with her work. She leads by example. She is very kind, helpful and creative. Her favorite class is art. She also enjoys reading and is active in Girl Scouts.

Heather Struck has been chosen Siren Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Joel and Cary Struck. Heather works hard to maintain good grades. She is involved in band, volleyball, basketball, school plays and softball. She enjoys fishing, horseback riding and watching movies. Her future plans include attending college but she has not chosen a field of study yet.

Abigail Mitchell has been chosen Siren High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of John and Rose Howe, Gregory Mitchell and Julia Cooper. Abby is a very good student, demonstrates courage, patience and grace. She holds two weekend jobs. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, softball and S-club. She enjoys drawing and collecting penguin items. She plans to attend UW-Eau Claire to earn degrees in accounting and chiropractic medicine.

Morgan Johnson has been chosen Webster Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in kindergarten and the daughter of Tim and Sandy Johnson. Morgan listens to instruction, always does her best and helps her classmates. She is respectful, a problem solver and an artist. Her favorite subject in school is math. At home she likes to play soccer and jump on the trampoline with her brother.

Tyler Grey has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. He is in eighth grade and the son of Katie Grey and Ryan Grey. Tyler is just an allaround great person. He is respectful of his teachers and classmates, involved in his education and enjoys sports. He is involved in basketball and baseball. He enjoys deer hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and anything else outdoors.

Zach Kilgore has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. He is a freshman and the son of Chantel Nelson-Kilgore. Zach works hard every day and puts forth a good effort in all of his subjects. He welcomes a challenge. He is always willing to participate and works well with others. He is involved in band. He enjoys playing his trumpet and reading books.

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Macey Lesneski has been chosen Unity Elementary School’s student of the week. She the daughter of Lynn and Chris Lesneski. Macey starts every day with a smile and always gets right to work. She works hard and tries her best. She is quick to help anyone that she can. It is a joy to have her in the classroom.

Marcus Qualle has been chosen Unity Middle School’s student of the week. He is in eighth grade and the son of Barbara Qualle and Brian Qualle. Marcus has a positive attitude and is a hard worker. His cool personality and smile are just a few of the many qualities that make him a pleasure to have in class.

Anna Ebensperger has been chosen Unity High School’s student of the week. She is a junior and the daughter of Gary and Laura Ebensperger. Anna is involved in band, jazz band, NHS, student council, Kinship, tennis, basketball and student tutoring. She enjoys reading. Her favorite class is English. After completing high school, she plans to go into physical therapy or education. She resides in Balsam Lake.


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Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities

Coming events APRIL

Dresser

• Ducks Unlimited banquet at Trollhaugen. Social 5:30 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m., 715-485-3394.

THURS. & FRI./19 & 20

Siren

Amery

• Burnett County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 162 in the government center.

• Annual rummage sale at Centennial Hall. Thurs. 8 a.m.3 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

Milltown

• Alzheimer’s support group at the medical center, 1-3 p.m., 715-483-0431. • Open Arms hosted by Alliance Church of the Valley. Meal and fellowship, 5-6:30 p.m., 715-483-1100.

• Unity pre-K & kindergarten registration at the elementary school, 715-825-201, Ext. 3500 for appointment.

THURS.-SUN./19-22

Webster

St. Croix Falls

• Food and Friends Community Dinner at Grace United Methodist Church, 5-6 p.m.

• “Alice in Wonderland.” Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m., 715-483-3387, www.festivaltheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY/25

THURSDAY/19

Balsam Lake

Frederic

• Unity Eagles Booster Club monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m.

• Kindergarten Circus at the elementary school, 7 p.m.

Luck

Grantsburg

• Kindergarten registration at the cafeteria, 7 p.m., 715472-2153, Ext. 108. • American Legion & Auxiliary meeting at the village hall, 7 p.m.

• Deadline to register for trip to see “Mark Twain’s ‘Mississippi’” on May 9, 715-463-5165, Ext. 160.

Milltown

• Medicare 101 financial presentation at the library, 1-2 p.m., 715-825-2313.

St. Croix Falls

• Diabetes support group at the medical center, 6-8 p.m., 715-483-0431.

THURS.-SAT./26-28

FRIDAY/20

Dresser

• Villagewide garage sales starting at 8 a.m.

Centuria

THURS.-SUN./26-29

• Electronics and appliance recycling event at Polk-Burnett Co-op parking lot, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-483-2700.

St. Croix Falls

Milltown

• Fish fry at United VFW 6856, 4:30-7 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Earth Day at the Recycling Center, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 715-485-9294. • St. Croix Valley Orchestra fundraiser at Chateau St. Croix, 6-9 p.m., scvorchestra.org.

SATURDAY/21

Lewis

• Earth Day Program “Green Fire” film, the life of Aldo Leopold at the library, 10:30 a.m.

Balsam Lake

• Smelt fry at the rod & gun club, 4 p.m.

Dresser

• Spring expo at the village hall, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Frederic

• Pilgrim Lutheran Church fundraiser rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. • Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Scouting for Food pickup starting at 10 a.m.

Garfield

• Norwegian smorgasbord at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

Grantsburg

• Spring gala at the library, 715-463-2244. • Rummage sale at IC Catholic Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hayward

• NW Wisconsin Woodland Owners meet at the veterans center, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 715-374-3544.

• Bingo in the bldg. west side of St. Croix Casino - Hertel Express, 6:30 p.m. Proceeds to New Beginnings, Siren.

THURSDAY/26 Amery

MONDAY/23

• Lyme disease education and support at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., 715-268-2856, 715-268-2035.

Luck

• Adoption support group at the Unity High School band room, 7:15 p.m.

• Adult grief support group meeting at Holy Trinity Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-483-3363.

Siren

• Free clothing event at Peace Lutheran Church, 2-6 p.m., 715-755-2515.

• Northwestern Wisconsin Car house/potluck at Sundown, 1 p.m.

Amery

Hertel

An April snow shower ushered in the third week of April, bringing area residents back to the reality that warm weather streaks in Wisconsin - like the one experienced in March - are usually short-lived. - Photo submitted

• “Alice in Wonderland.” Thurs. 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m., www.festivaltheatre.org, 715-4833387.

Club

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• Spring Fling sale at Bone Lake Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 715-472-2535. • Humane society spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Moose Lodge, 4-7 p.m., 715-866-4096. • Regional Hospice’s Gala Dinner & Silent Auction at Lakeview Event Center, 5 p.m., 715-653-9077. • Comedian Mary Mack performs at Northwoods Crossing Event Center for Family Resource Fundraiser, 7 p.m., 715-349-2922.

St. Croix Falls

• 60th-anniversary dinner and food shelf food drive at the senior center. • “Dan Chouinard & Friends - Once Upon a River” at Festival Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-3387.

Balsam Lake Dresser Luck

• Deadline to register for trip to Plymouth Playhouse for “Church Basement Ladies” on May 3, 715-472-2152, Ext. 103.

Siren

• ENCORE, arts, music, drama, etc. at the high school, 6 p.m.

Spooner

• DNR-sponsored chronic wasting disease informational meeting at the high school, 7 p.m.

Turtle Lake

TUESDAY/24

Webster

• Polk County Alzheimer’s support group at social services building, 715-483-3133. • Historical society’s Antiques Appraisal on the Road at the justice center, 7 p.m., 715-268-6578.

• Women’s expo at the casino, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-8468946. • Benefit chili dinner and raffle for James “Barney” Dittmar Sr. at the community center, 4-8 p.m.

SUNDAY/22 Grantsburg

• Joe Lener benefit at the community center. Spaghetti meal 4-7 p.m. Silent auction, bake sale, Glory Train concert 7-8 p.m.

Balsam Lake

Centuria

• Healthy Credit Habits workshop at the library, 6-7 p.m., by Mary Ginder.

2012 Grantsburg prom court

Centuria Frederic

• Fourth- and fifth-grade music program at the elementary school, 7 p.m., 715-327-4221.

Grantsburg

• Community ed sponsored Nifty Thrifty shopping trip. RSVP by Apr. 20, 715-463-5165, Ext. 160.

Luck

• Marge Hallquist to speak on Danish immigration and settlement at Luck Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., museum on Main Street.

Siren

• Burnett County Citizen Patrol meeting at the government center, jury room, 7 p.m. • Ruby’s Pantry at 24534 Hwy. 35/70. Open 1:30 p.m. Distribution 2 p.m., $15 donation.

St. Croix Falls

• Blessing of the Animals service and picnic at First Presbyterian, 6 p.m., 715-483-3550.

ONGOING Every Day

AA &/or AlAnon, Polk & Burnett counties, 715-931-8262 for time/location. Amery, 715-268-8431.

Divorce care support group at Apple River Community Church, 715-268-8360, 715-268-2176.

Every Monday

Indianhead Barbershop Chorus meets at the Balsam Lake Government Center, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-9202. Baby and Me class - Amery Medical Center, 1-2 p.m. Grief Share support group at Centennial Hall, Amery, 715-268-2176 or 715-268-8360. Moms In Touch International, First Baptist, Amery, 2 - 3 p.m., 715-268-5408, www.momsintouch.com

Partners of Veterans women’s support group, Counseling Associates, Siren, 1-2:30 p.m., 715-349-8575. Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday

Bingo - Burnett County Moose Lodge, Siren, 6 p.m. Survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault support group, Polk Co., 800-261-7233, 6-7:30 p.m. Anger management group at Amery Regional Medical Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 715-268-4094.

Every Wednesday

Women of Hope, cancer support group, at SCRMC, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 715-483-0431. Free playtime with your toddler at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church,10-11:30 a.m., 715-557-0630.

Every Thursday

The 2012 Grantsburg prom court is, back row (L to R): Brandon Ryan, Jake Langevin, Bradley Taylor, Connor Myers, Jake Glover and Dakota Linke. Front row: Kassie Lien, Ellie Corbin, Grace Corbin, Lily Benge Briggs, Kylie Pewe and Arikka Davison. The grand march will start at 4 p.m. at the school. The dance will be from 8 p.m. – midnight, at the Grantsburg Community Center. After prom, post-prom will be held at Stars and Strikes in Wyoming, Minn. The students will leave at 12:15 a.m. from the high school and will return at approximately 6:30 a.m. Activities will include bowling, laser tag and an all-night buffet. – Photo submitted

Breastfeeding support group at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, 2-3:30 p.m., 715-483-0431.

Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Every Saturday

AA meets at the West Denmark Lutheran Church, rural Luck, 9 - 10 a.m.


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