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Your opinion? Frederic Vikings football coach Ken Belanger received a shower from players Dayton Rivera (No. 72) and Bryce Williamson (background) following the team’s victory over Siren Friday evening, Oct. 14, which clinched a conference title, Frederic’s first since 1968. Playoff action begins this week for area prep football, volleyball and cross-country teams. - Photo by Becky Amundson

First wave of state disaster aid arrives Webster, Grantsburg, Jackson, West Marshland and Wood River set to receive $190,777 in state disaster aid MADISON – Five Burnett County communities suffering July windstorm damage are set to receive $190,777 in state disaster assistance funding to help offset emergency response and debris cleanup costs, state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, said this week. Jauch said that the towns of Grantsburg, Jackson, West Marshland and Wood River along with the village of Webster are among the first communities to complete paperwork and receive the state disaster aid. Overall, 35 municipalities and two

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Balancing act The storm warning siren for the Village of Frederic was relocated earlier this month from the former village offices on Oak Street (now owned by St. Croix Regional Medical Center) to the village shop on Traffic Avenue. Village superintendent Ken Hackett and Ray Kurkowski of Northwestern Electric (top photo) help steady the pole as it was removed from the ground using a Northwestern Electric truck. (Right) The move went well, Hackett said, with only a few moments of high anxiety. - Photos by Gary King

A sene to enjoy and memorize The first sting of autumn air arrived this week, reminding us that winter weather is on its way. The month of October was more like July in terms of weather, with temperatures reaching the upper 70s in some parts of Northwest Wisconsin. This scene, taken this past weekend at an area lake, is one we’ll have to enjoy through memories and photographs over the next several months. - Photo by Gary King




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Police chief defends keeping his department Village of Siren considers one-year trial of using sheriff’s department for police protection; one trustee theatens resignation by Gary King Leader editor SIREN – Like other municipalities across the state facing disappearing state aid and rising costs, the village of Siren is considering eliminating its police department and relying on the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department in a proposal that would likely involve contracted services. To Siren Police Chief Chris Sybers, it’s a bad idea. “The public safety in the village is being put at risk,” Sybers said in a phone interview following a meeting of the village’s

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public safety committee on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18. “The response time for county officers can be as long as 25 minutes. There are usually only two (sheriff’s) officers on per shift for the entire county.” Sybers, who also serves as a member of the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, said he met with public safety committee members Phyllis Kopecky and Tom Anderson (member Dave Doty was unable to attend) and was advised that the village is “strongly looking” into an arrangement with the sheriff’s department, headquartered just a few miles north of the village, to provide Siren with police protection. A special meeting to discuss the situation with the full village board had not been scheduled as of press time Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Sybers said he presented a 2012 budget for his department of $210,000, approximately $43,000 less than last year’s budget, representing a cut in operating expenses and salary – including $5,800 of his own take-home pay. The village was looking for a drop to $200,000, Sybers said, a cut that would put his two full-time officers at a level where they couldn’t afford to keep their jobs. He said the village was using six part-time officers, also, but those positions were already cut out of his budget before it was presented to him. “It’s apparently more important to have a bike walkway from CTH B to Clear Lake than a full-time police department,” Sybers said, referring to a project the village included in its 2012 budget to the tune of approximately $11,000 to be used along with a private donation and grant money. He said for the last 10 years as police chief, he’s been under budget every year. “But my budget keeps going down and down and down,” he said. “Still our public works gets to keep their part-time employees – so we can keep the grass mowed.”

Others weigh in

Tuesday’s announcement at the public safety committee meeting was not a complete surprise to Sybers, who said he received a letter Sept. 29 signed by village President Jan Hunter advising him the village personnel committee was working with staff to balance the 2012 budget, and that the village “could not guarantee” the renewal of Syber’s contract or the contracts of his officers. The letter also stated that it was not intended to be a notification of termination but rather of a notice of what might occur. It said the village would continue to work to balance the budget without resorting to employee reduction. Kopecky told the Leader that trying the county plan for a year is the best idea. She said the committee had looked at the budget and had talked about ways to cut, including the use of part-time officers, but she personally feels the village needs to explore options. “We would like to do as much as we can,” Kopecky said, referring to the village’s police department. “But we can’t do

See Police chief, page 4

Survey on police coverage complete Issue forwarded to police commission by Gary King Leader editor FREDERIC – Results from a recent survey of Frederic Village residents on what their police department should look like shows nearly 80 percent of respondents feel the Frederic Police Department employees are “capable and competent.” The survey, created by the village board with help from Polk County’s UW-Extension office, drew response from 60 adults out of an overall population of the village of 1,349. The resignation this past summer of its police chief gave the board the opportunity to seek input as it considered restructuring the department and in formulating the village’s 2012 budget. Survey results were reviewed at the village board’s regular monthly meeting, Monday, Oct. 10. The next step will be a meeting of the village police commission on Nov. 1. The commission will consider the survey results in formulating its recommendation to the full village board. Currently, the village police budget is $184,738. Of that, $153,952 are wages and benefits. There has been some discussion between officials of Frederic and Luck villages – geographically two municipalities just six miles apart – concerning ways the two villages could share elements of public

protection; however, no specifics were explored. “It will be interesting to see what happens when the realities of the faltering economy finally settle in and levy caps on local government start to really limit what can be done, and what is no longer possible to do,” noted Village President William Johnson. Frederic’s police department has been operating with one full-time officer and three part-time officers following the resignation of RJ Severude. Prior to that the department had two full-time and two part-time officers, with the second parttime officer being more of a fill-in position to cover vacations.

Drug problem perceived by some

Bob Kazmierski of Polk County UW-Cooperative Extension, noted that the key findings of the survey included the fact that only 51 percent felt the Frederic Police

Frederic man faces charges after two-vehicle crash

A 29-year-old Frederic man is facing charges of OWI, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and causing injury operating while revoked following a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning, Oct. 13, which seriously injured his passenger. Anthony T. Wall was driving a 1998 Ford Focus coupe at approximately 6:30 a.m., south on Hwy. 65 when he attempted to make a left turn onto 90th Ave., turning into the path of a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 van being operated by Ronald R. Andrie, 54, of Amery. The collision caused the rear portion of the Wall vehicle to be completely severed, coming to rest in the northbound lane of Hwy. 65. The Andrie vehicle left the roadway after the collision, coming to rest in the east ditch of Hwy. 65. Wall was taken into custody and his passenger, Misty Posey-Nichols, 20, of Amery, was taken by ambulance to Amery Hospital where she was transferred by air ambulance to Regions Hospital for further treatment of her injuries. Andrie was not injured in the crash. – Photos submitted

Department “effectively resolves issues,” possibly indicating a need for improvement. Overall, Kazmierski noted, Frederic’s police department scored well, with a median score of 64 percent. Perceptions of crime and safety in Frederic by survey respondents indicated that response to business concerns, noise, juvenile/spouse abuse assaults/fights/robbery were not a problem. There was indication of some problem with village ordinance compliance, traffic violations, animals and vandalism. And there is a perceived problem with drugs. “Should watch early a.m. and dusk p.m. Drug deals on southeast end by walking bridge and also boat landing and park on east side of lake,” noted one respondent. “Living in town, we tend to see drug traffic and wish the police noticed it more, too,” another respondent noted.

General comments

Comments in the survey, which allowed people to take part through the village’s Web site,, vary from supportive to critical. Following is an example of comments: “Clean house and start over.” “Possibly share officer(s) with another community or use Polk County Sheriff’s Department more.” “Make our most dependable officer (Dale Johnson) the new chief.” “Reduce the amount of coverage and number of officers. We are a small community with not much going on. Don’t see why a squad car needs to drive by my house 10 times every evening. Or why we need an officer sitting in the Holiday station 24/7.” “The current officers (Dale, Dan, Jesse and Peggy) have done a phenomenal job as law enforcement as well as identifying with the residents of this community.” “More time should be spent building relationships within the village, working with business owners, maybe patrolling on foot sometimes. The pancake breakfasts sponsored by the department are a good idea.” “It would be nice if Frederic could cover Lewis for being so close. Vehiclewise, trade the Avenger for a Chevy Tahoe or anything sturdy for winter driving because I am aware that Avenger and Charger are poor driving in the village and roadway.” “Speed problem on Woodlawn Avenue.” “If there is not a police presence in this community, it will see an increase or (become) overcome by criminals who think they can hide out in a small town.” “I don’t think we need a chief of police, maybe a senior officer. Then we can pay a little more for the duties of scheduling. The cars are nice, but how are they supposed to

See Survey, page 4

Out with the old, in with the new

The new $5 million DNR Northwest Region headquarter building on Hwy. 70 in Spooner continues to take shape, overshadowing the former building which will be razed following completion of the new building late this year or early 2012, with at least 70 percent of the old building being reused or recycled. The old building was too small and was not energy efficient, according to a DNR spokesperson. The new, 18,100-square-foot headquarters will include a high-efficiency heating and cooling system with an under-the-floor distribution system. It will be built of wood and stone with a metal roof and rain garden. Three conference rooms, the largest with a capacity to hold 70 people, will be available for public use. - Photo by Gary King

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Disaster aid/from page 1 counties suffered significant public damage by the July storms and are expected to be eligible for state assistance from the Wisconsin Disaster Relief Fund, which provides grants covering up to 70 percent of certain costs associated with storm damage. The historic storms destroyed 136,000 acres of trees and left communities facing an estimated $2.7 million in cleanup costs. Applications have been received from 20 of the 37 local governments and are currently under review, and the northern lawmaker has been working with local emergency management coordinators and state emergency management personnel to expedite review of the remaining claims. Jauch, the author of the Wisconsin Disaster Relief Fund, said the program was created

to assure that communities are not economically burdened by the costs of any natural disaster. “Helping communities recover from a natural disaster is a basic function of government, and local officials on the frontline of community service should be able to rely upon state government in a shared responsibility toward paying for extraordinary costs that are above and beyond local control. The northern lawmaker said cleanup cost estimates exceed over 20 percent of several local government budgets, and several towns have suspended all remaining road maintenance for the remainder of the year. “This program is a godsend to these financially strapped communities which would have to sacrifice other essential

services and delay important road projects without the state assistance,” he said. He said that local and state cleanup costs would be substantially greater were it not for the mobilization of 64 soldiers from the 724th Engineer Battalion of the National Guard. The National Guard members cleaned up over 180 miles of roadway and saved local governments well over $500,000 as a result. Jauch has expressed concerns that the overall state funding commitments could exceed the $1 million allocated for the disaster assistance program but received assurance from Gov. Walker that the state will fully fund all legitimate requests made of the fund beyond the current funding level. “The bottom line is that immediately

following the natural disaster, first responders, highway personnel, volunteer firefighters and others reached out to help their neighbors. It is essential that the state must honor its responsibility to these citizens as well,” he said. Jauch said that his office will continue to work with emergency management staff to expedite approval of remaining claims.

while. Why did we invest in an undercover squad with subdued lettering when we want a police presence in our community? Have we done any scuba diving with the gear that (I believe was donated to the department) I read about in the media when we first received the equipment?”


holding pancake breakfasts at the senior center to benefit youth activities of the department. This is a great idea. I’d like to see more of that type of thing. Be visible to the community in many different ways.”

In fact, Roland said, the issue of sheriff’s departments filling in coverage gaps in the light of municipalities cutting back police protection to save money is one of the main topics at the next Badger State Sheriff’s Association annual meeting to be held in December in Door County.

budgets for police protection and expect his department to fill in the gap in coverage, without paying the department to add manpower. But, he added, he’ll continue to do his job, regardless. “We will continue to respond as safe and fast as we can to protect life, person and property to apprehend – statutorily, that’s the responsibility of the sheriff,” Roland noted.

Aid dispersed

Town of Jackson: $141,680 grant Town of West Marshland: $20,548 grant Town of Wood River: $10,500 grant Town of Grantsburg: $13,756 grant Village of Webster: $4,293 grant. –from the office of Sen. Jauch

Survey/from page 3 respond to a call in severe weather when they get stuck in the snow? I would suggest selling one of the cars and finding a used 4 X 4 for a second vehicle and winter use.” “I am wondering where the police motorcycle went … haven’t seen it in quite a

Some comments pointed to a need for more public meetings and keeping the department community-oriented, with good relations with children in the village and at school. “I notice some of the police force are

Police chief/from page 3 everything. I believe other villages may try the same option.” Kopecky also said she believes that if the hours were cut for the current Siren officers, they would go looking for better jobs as they couldn’t live on part-time work. But, she noted, the county may need more officers, and there is a good chance the existing Siren officers could be hired by the county. “I don’t think it would hurt them that much, and it would help us a lot,” she said, adding, “If we go with part-time hours, their lives would be messed up.” Doty wasn’t at Tuesday’s meeting but issued the following statement when contacted by the Leader: “I am adamantly against the recommendation, and I will resign from the village board the minute the police department is handed over to the sheriff’s department. That would be the biggest mistake this village can make. This town is growing. We need a police force. We may need to make cuts to make it viable, but we need to have a police department.” Hunter said she was disappointed to hear Doty could not be at the meeting. “He was the one who wanted the committee to discuss the situation before it went to the (full village) board,” Hunter said. “If it were me, I would have rescheduled the meeting when I heard that Dave was not going to be there – and not have had a two-person committee meeting – es-

pecially in an important situation like this. That is my policy.”

Meeting with sheriff

Sybers said he was also bothered about a meeting “pretty much held in secrecy” a few months ago with members of the village board and Sheriff Dean Roland, concerning the possibility of the sheriff’s department taking over police coverage for the village. “They pretty much went behind my back,” he said. Roland confirmed the meeting but doesn’t see it as being secret. He said he was approached by Siren officials regarding the issue and he provided information. “The ball is basically in their court now,” he said. He noted that early this year he appeared at a Siren Village Board meeting where he advised, amidst discussion of how tight budgets were going to become for municipalities and how there are only so many sheriff’s officers in the county, that the village do everything it can to keep its police department. Roland said Siren isn’t the only municipality inquiring about more coverage from the sheriff’s department, the Town of Scott chairman has contacted him to discuss the possibility of how to solve the issue of coverage in light of the cutback in police protection in the joint services of Scott and Jackson.

Hiring more county officers

In consideration of the inquiries he has received from municipalities concerning coverage and the pending BSSA meeting, Roland said he researched the topic and developed a PowerPoint presentation. That was the information he gave to Siren village trustees. “If they (Siren) were to contract with us, we would be adding people,” Roland said. “If they choose to dissolve their police department, the law says I have to pick it (coverage) up anyway. I would serve the people, even if we have X number of people, you would get what you get. If you pay for X number of hours (of coverage), you’d get that amount.” He said anyone, including the displaced Siren officers, could apply for job openings created in the sheriff’s department for extra protection, but it would be under the guidelines of hire for the county and his department’s union contract would likely pay any officers hired more than the village currently pays its officers. Roland said it will be a challenge for his department if municipalities cut their

Response time

Sybers said the growing population in Siren, particularly in summer months, has resulted in a growing number of calls for his department. A key issue, he noted, is response time to medical calls and fire calls, where his officers average two to three minutes. That response time would be hard to duplicate without having officers dedicated to the village, he said. And he defends his decision to not cut hours of himself and staff any further, even though he’s been asked why he doesn’t put the officers on parttime. That would hurt not just the amount of coverage his department could provide, he noted, but the employees themselves. “How do they make their house payment?” he asked. “How are they going to live?”

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Proposed county levy little changed from last year Supervisors question funding for economic development, tourism and county library by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE — Three hours of discussion by the Polk County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night, Oct. 18, resulted in changes that gained about $50,000 on the proposed 2012 budget that reaches more than $47 million. As with past budgets, most discussion centered on economic development and tourism, the county library and the county information center. A public hearing on the budget, when additional changes can be made, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the government center in Balsam Lake. With Supervisor Larry Voelker absent, the board voted to publish the proposed $47 million budget that requires a tax levy of $21,585,000, down $21,000 from last year’s levy of $21,606,000. The proposed taxing mill rate is up 7.5 percent, to $5.24 per $1,000 in property value, compared to $4.87 per $1,000 in 2012. This means that property valued at $100,000 will pay $524 in county taxes. Equalized property value, however, is down 7 percent, so on average a property valued at $100,000 last year is valued at $93,000 this year. Property valued at $100,000 last year, with a mill rate of $4.87 per $1,000, would have been assessed $487 in county taxes. That same property, now valued at $93,000 and with a mill rate of $5.24 per $1,000, will still pay $487 in county taxes. Committee amendments Ten amendments to the budget were proposed during the discussion Tuesday night, six of which came with recommendation from one of the county’s governing committees. These included an amendment dealing with technical errors and changes in state aid, dues and other revenue or expense lines since the development of the proposed budget. These changes resulted in a reduction of $3,476 in the general fund and an increase of $78,422 in state aid to the highway department. The second amendment eliminated a transfer of $10,000 from one fund to another, retaining the dollars in the original fund. At a cost of $39,550, the board approved an amendment to increase the time of the court commissioner from quarter time to half time. The increase was approved to help alleviate the schedule of the two circuit court judges, since the court commissioner can handle traffic court, stipulated divorce hearings, probable cause hearings and mental commitment hearings. According to discussion at the meeting, at this time these issues are primarily handled by the judges due to the limited time of the court commissioner, which often causes delays in the judges schedules. A fourth amendment, which sought to reduce funding to the Polk County Economic Development Corporation by $20,865, failed to pass, and the budgeted amount of $34,625 will remain. The EDC is supposed to be funded equally by the county, the municipalities

within the county, and businesses within the county each sharing one-third the cost. In reality, however, neither the businesses nor municipalities are paying their full one-third. By voting to provide $34,625 to the EDC, the county will be picking up some of the municipality and business share. The vote was split 13 to 9, with Supervisor Brian Masters arguing that the EDC duplicates efforts of other agencies funded by the county, such as West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. Kristine Kremer-Hartung, the county board representative on the EDC, said she also sees a bit of overlap, particularly with services offered by UW-Extension. She also questioned why, if the agency is effective, there is little support from municipalities and businesses. Supervisors Larry Jepsen and Gary Bergstrom, arguing in favor of the additional funding, said that local businesses need all the help they get in these hard economic times, with Jepsen seeing the agency as a means of bringing jobs to the area. “We are members of this organization,” added Supervisor Marvin Caspersen. “The organization has fixed costs. If we reduce, our contribution, the costs are not reduced, but it does impact the effectiveness (of the EDC).” Voting against a reduction in funding to the EDC were Supervisors Harry Johansen, Dean Johansen, Kathryn Kienholz, Caspersen, Wendy Rattel, Craig Moriak, Russell Arcand, Jay Luke, George Stroebel, Jepsen, Bergstrom, Gerianne Christensen and board Chair William Johnson IV. Voting in favor of the reduction were Supervisors Patricia Schmidt, Herschel Brown, Jim Edgell, Brian Masters, Ken Sample, Warren Nelson, Kremer-Hartung, Kim O’Connell and Neil Johnson. Voelker was absent from the meeting. The fifth amendment, providing $10,000 from the undesignated fund to the land and water department, was approved. The funding is designated for the purchase of equipment that will be used to develop and produce training materials to help protect Polk County lakes. The sixth amendment increases the amount of rent paid by Endeavors Adult Development Center to the county by $4,800 for 2012. Endeavors will be paying $34,800 in rent next year.

Supervisor amendments The six amendments outlined above were presented by the department of administration after going through the committee process. Another four amendments came from supervisors during budget discussions Tuesday evening. Only one of these four, the discontinuation of funding for the International Trade, Business and Economic Development Council, was approved by the board. Offered by Schmidt, the amendment eliminates the $9,000 budgeted for ITBEC. It was approved by a vote of 13 to 9, with Voelker absent. Discussion on the amendment indicated dissatisfaction with the scope and quality of promotion Polk County receives from ITBEC. Those supporting continued funding said that, among other things, ITBEC provides funding and direction to statewide promotional efforts that include

links to Polk County. Voting to eliminate the funding were supervisors Harry Johansen, Schmidt, Brown, Kienholz, Rattel, Edgell, Masters, Sample, Nelson, Kremer-Hartung, O’Connell, Bergstrom and Neil Johnson. Voting against were supervisors Dean Johansen, Caspersen, Moriak, Arcand, Luke, Stroebel, Jepsen, Christensen and William Johnson IV. An amendment offered by Edgell to add $104,000 to the budget in order to purchase and install videoconferencing equipment failed unanimously on a voice vote, with Edgell even wanting more information. Board members agreed they needed to know where the funding would come from and what the options are before agreeing to the expenditure. An amendment offered by Brown to reduce funding for the county information center from $66,000 to $10,000 was rescinded, but will most likely come back in some other form at a later date. Brown, along with Kremer-Hartung, Masters Ken Sample, felt that tourism dollars would be better spent in other ways that reach a wider audience and make better use of technology. Kremer-Hartung added that she felt tourism and economic development should be merged. Christensen argued that the information center sends people all over the county, citing an event at the fairgrounds that brought in 225 camping trailers. Campers went to the information center to get information on what was going on, she said, and then headed out to different areas all across the county. Even William Johnson IV got into the discussion in defense of the information center, leading Sample to “suggest” that Johnson was biased. Harry Johansen indicated to the rest of the board that it might not be a good idea to cut funding so drastically without having a better idea of what it will mean. “I wouldn’t want to debunk the information center until we know what we’re going to do,” he said.” Jepsen raised the question of what good it would do to leave $10,000 in the budget for the information center, cutting $56,000 of its $108,000 budget. “What’s that supposed to do?” he asked. The information center has enough to keep the doors open, but not enough to do any real promotion of the area, said Jepsen. He urged the board to consider what it would take to do the job right and bring people into the area, which would increase sales tax revenue. “Get people to spend money,” he offered as a solution. “Support the things that bring in people.” As the discussion moved to finding ways to link economic development with tourism, Stroebel said that the budget process was not the time to make those kinds of decisions. He suggested that a study be done resulting in a coherent proposal that the board could evaluate. Following Stroebel’s comments the motion was rescinded. The final proposed amendment, to reduce the county library budget by $30,000, failed by a vote of 14 to 8. Offered by Masters, the purpose of the amendment was to close the county library by the beginning of 2013. The idea, according Masters, would be

to restructure the department, changing the job description of the director to decrease the salary. He said that only the current director would be allowed to hold the new position, which would be phased out by Jan. 1, 2013. If the current director chose not to take the position, the library would be closed immediately. Discussion on the amendment, however, was limited by corporation council Jeff Fuge to the budgetary implications, since the budget was the item under consideration. Many of the supervisors comments were focused on programs carried out by the county library, including books to inmates and to shut-ins. Again, Stroebel pointed that the budget process is not the most effective way to address something like this that is perceived as a problem. After more discussion on how to continue providing books to the jail or to shut-ins, supervisor Larry Jepsen suggested the board listen to its newest member, Stroebel, and think about coming up with a plan before deciding to shut the library down. The amendment to reduce the county library budget by $30,000 failed 14 to 8, with Voelker absent. In favor were supervisors Schmidt, Brown, Edgell, Masters, Sample, Moriak, Kremer-Hartung, and Johnson. Opposed were supervisors Harry Johansen, Dean Johansen, Kremer-Hartung, Caspersen, Rattel, Arcand, Nelson, Luke, Stroebel, Jepsen, O’Connell, Bergstrom, Christensen, and William Johnson.

Other business • William Johnson IV reported that Stower Seven Lakes Trail between Amery and Dresser was awarded a “best fall colors” designation by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. • Finance manager Maggie Wickre reported that both expenditures and revenues are on target for the end of the third quarter of 2012. • County Administrator Dana Frey introduced Dana (Plath) Reese, new administrator at Golden Age Manor. Reese, a Webster native, told the board she is looking forward to moving back to this area, working with the board and being part of Golden Age Manor. • Brian Hobbs, environmental health specialist and registered sanitarian with the county health department, explained state statutes and regulations regarding food service. He discussed rules covering various situations for churches, fraternal and civic organizations, and other groups that serve food on a regular or irregular basis. When questioned by Edgell about “chasing down 75-year-olds” for baking cookies, Hobbs said that his program is not worried about bake sales but about food service and food safety. • A resolution to dissolve the county’s renewable energy committee and transfer its functions to the property, forestry and recreation committee failed on a voice vote. Masters submitted the resolution, stating it was an effort to eliminate duplication of efforts. Supervisors opposed to the dissolution said the renewable energy committee provided the county with invaluable assistance in a wide range of capacities.

Webster limits concealed carry law Applies for rate hike by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer WEBSTER - Wisconsin’s concealed carry law goes into effect Nov. 1. Under the new law, people who obtain a permit and go through training will be allowed to carry concealed weapons in most public building unless a sign is posted saying they are not permitted. The Webster Village Board passed an ordinance Wednesday, Oct. 12, limiting concealed carry in village buildings. The new village ordinance will prohibit anyone from carrying, wearing or holding any firearm in any building owned, occupied or controlled by the village of Webster and

at any special events held by the village. As required by the new law, signs will be placed at all entrances to village buildings and at special events. Village owned or controlled buildings include the village hall, library, community center, fire hall and fairgrounds buildings.

Village applies for rate increase For several years, the auditors and the state’s Public Service Commission has warned the village board that the village is not saving enough to pay for future infrastructure needs. The board started the process that would remedy this problem by approving a PSC water rate increase application. Once the application is processed, the PSC will give recommen-

dations to the village on what the rate should be based on village usage and other data. The village board has final say over the amount and pace of the increase, however. The board could adopt the recommended rate increase or make adjustments.

Village applies for DNR grant The village board is trying for a DNR Safe Drinking Water Grant that would pay at least 50 percent of an estimated price tag of $94,000 for scheduled maintenance to village well number three, the painting of the water tower and a water distribution system project. The village will know sometime in April if the village will be awarded the grant. The application fee is $200. MSA Professional Services, who

helped the village with the library project, is assisting the village with this grant application.

Other business The Legion Auxiliary asked permission to replace the dishwasher unit in the community center. The request met no opposition from the board. Public property committee Chair Tim Maloney did request that any new dishwasher be a commercial unit. It is estimated that the current commercial dishwasher is about 20 years old. Now that the new library is open for business, informational library signs pointing to the old library will be moved to a more helpful location.


Village budget shows little change at Luck $745,744 is the public safety budget, which includes police, fire and ambulance. The public safety budget is down $4,000 from the 2011 budget and $6,000 from the anticipated actual 2011 cost, mainly due to decreases in the cost of fringe benefits. The 2012 budget includes $1,000 for a storm siren. The public works budget is also down about $4,000 from the 2011 budget, and about $6,500 from the projected actual expenditures in 2012. This is in part due to the fact that the 2011 budget included $3,000 for sidewalks, with $8,000 spent, and the 2012 budget has no dollars for sidewalks. Two hundred dollars was cut from last year’s budget by eliminating donations of $100 each to the women’s shelter in Milltown and to the Experience Works program. The budget for street construction is down from $101,000 to $26,000 in anticipation of paying off current debt. The plan is to possibly take out a new loan in 2012, with first payment due in 2014. Spending on parks and recreation is up about $2,000 in the proposed 2012 budget, and advertising is down about $3,000 due to the implementation of a room tax that will be used for that purpose. The budget includes a new mower, the cost of which would be equally shared between the general fund, the water fund and the sewer fund. Water fund expenses are expected to exceed revenue by about $51,000, and the water fund undesignated fund will be used to cover that deficit. The undesignated fund had a balance of more than

$116,000 at the end of 2010, and using this fund to cover the 2012 deficit will still allow the fund to remain at 30 percent of fund expenditures. Lastly, the library budget will remain steady at about $100,000. The tax levy for the library will decrease from $58,800 in 2011 to $53,400 in 2012.

Golf course The 2012 budget for the golf course is based on a season with weather similar to 2011. There is no projected increase in the number of rounds played, and a decrease in the number of season pass holders. Budgets for wages and benefits are down more than $40,000 from the 2011 budget, as well as budgets for fuel and machinery costs. Routine maintenance has been cut $4,000 and buildings maintenance by $2,000. Supplies and advertising are each cut by $4,000 In all, budgeted expenses for 2012 are $369,754, compared to $476,557 in 2011. Budgeted revenues are $378,765, compared to $440,736 budgeted in 2011, although actual 2011 revenue is anticipated to be just under $400,000. Given the small surplus budgeted for the golf course, the board may consider using tax levy dollars to make the annual $12,122 payment on the golf course’s state trust fund loan. To cover this, the board could decide to cut $12,122 from somewhere else in the budget, or assess an additional tax levy of $17.75 per $100,000 in property value.

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LUCK — A proposed 2012 budget for the village of Luck, showing little change in the tax levy or taxing mill rate, was presented and discussed at the Wednesday, Oct. 12, meeting of the village board, with additional discussion set for Wednesday, Oct. 26. A public hearing on the budget, followed by final approval, will take place at a meeting Monday, Nov. 21. The total tax levy is expected to increase slightly more than $5,000, or about 1 percent, over the 2011 tax levy, amounting to $522,904. Budgeted expenses for 2011 and 2012 remain the same at $745,744, although actual 2011 expenditures are expected to exceed the budget by about $2,600. While the proposed total tax levy is increased 1 percent over last year, the property tax base has also increased by 1 percent, allowing the taxing mill rate to remain at the same level as the past two years. The taxing mill rate for both 2010 and 2011 was $7.73443 per $1,000 in equalized property valuation. The rate for 2012 is $7.73185 per $1,000. The average taxpayer could see a property tax decrease of 25 cents on property valued at $100,000. As discussion of the budget began at the Oct. 12 meeting, village Administrator Kristina Handt reminded the board of the priorities set during strategic planning sessions held earlier this year. In order, the priorities identified are economic de-

velopment, housing and recreation, and Handt urged the board to keep these in mind while making budget decisions. According to the preliminary budget, the village can expect a decrease of $5,400 in state shared taxes and another $7,500 reduction in state transportation aids. In addition, said Handt, the village cannot expect another $8,500 intergovernmental local road improvement grant like it received in 2009 and 2011. Compared with the 2011 budget and projected actual cost, wages and benefits for the administration department will be down in 2012. Budgeted for 2012 is $72,804, plus $8,000 in retirement/ severance, compared with $96,581 budgeted in 2011 and an anticipated actual 2011 cost of $87,636. The decrease is due, at least in part, to the elimination of a full-time position in the administration department. Broken down, excluding the retirement/ severance line, the decreases are $6,000 in wages, $600 in benefits, and $8,000 in fringe. In addition, the 2012 budget includes $2,000 for a graduate-level administrative intern. The Wisconsin City/County Manager Association has a matching grant program for interns, and application for this would be made next June. The 2012 budget also includes $4,000 for seven laptop computers or iPads to be used by committee and commission members at meetings, in order to cut back on materials and labor in producing meeting materials. Within the general fund budget of

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More changes for Luck Village Board by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK — Last month’s resignation of Trustee Marsha Jensen, due to health reasons, left the Luck Village Board with a vacancy that was filled this month with the appointment of Ross Anderson. Anderson will finish out Jensen’s term, which ends in April 2012. Soon after Anderson took the oath of office at the Wednesday, Oct. 12, meeting of the board, the village found itself again one trustee short when John Wilcoxon submitted his resignation, citing increased work and travel demands. Wilcoxon was appointed to the board in June 2010 to fill out the term of Jen Nelson after she resigned from her position. This past April he was re-elected to a two-year term.

Luck Village Administrator Kristina Handt administered the oath of office to Ross Anderson, appointed to fill the position of village trustee vacated with the resignation of Marsha Jensen. John Wilcoxon, appointed to the board in 2010 and re-elected this past April, submitted his resignation to the village board at its Wednesday, Oct. 12, meeting.

Facebook, Twitter find northern Wisconsin woman with $225,000 State treasurer used social media to track down owner MADISON - State Treasurer Kurt Schuller used his own Facebook page as well as his Twitter account over the past few months to track down a woman in Boyd that has nearly $225,000 sitting at the Wisconsin State Treasury. The search actually began in July at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Schuller was helping people search for

their money in Chippewa Falls. Someone searching found their friend, and when the treasurer learned it was such a large amount of money, he began trying to track that person down. With no current phone number and information, the treasurer posted a status update on his Facebook account and tweeted that he needed help finding this person. “A few hours later, someone who follows me on Facebook sent me a private message saying he knew the unclaimed property owner’s daughter,” Schuller said. “He linked us up on Facebook, and after several e-mails and

a few phone calls, claim forms were sent out to the current address, and she is in the process of claiming her cash.” Schuller will be returning to the Chippewa Falls area later this week to help even more people find their missing money. Below is his schedule. You can follow Schuller at and - from the office of the Wisconsin state treasurer

State says Wisconsinites need to wise up about money by Patty Murray Wisconsin Public Radio GREEN BAY – A state agency says most people in Wisconsin don’t know how to manage their money properly. For the first time, the Department of Financial Institutions is holding a money-management seminar in Green Bay. The DFI is summoning nearly 200 teachers, business owners and senior citizens to Lambeau Field for a summit on cash, or in an increasingly cashless society, debit and credit. The nation’s largest bank, Bank of America, recently announced a $5 fee for members who use point-of-purchase debit transactions. It’s a sign of the times, according to Peter Bildsten who

is Secretary of Wisconsin’s Deparment of Financial Institutions. He says more than half of the state’s moneyspending adults aren’t getting the message, “In effect they’re living paycheck to paycheck. Fifty-five percent of Wisconsin residents. Primarily due to the fact they have no rainy-day fund.” Bildsten says nearly two-thirds of people in Wisconsin don’t even comparison shop for credit-card offers. Four states require public schools to teach financial literacy. Wisconsin isn’t one of them, and Bildsten says there are no plans for such a mandate. But he says atten-

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Scott Walker on the president’s jobs plan by Patty Murray Wisconsin Public Radio GREEN BAY - Gov. Scott Walker isn’t taking sides on President Barack Obama’s job creation plans. He made the remarks after speaking at a minority business conference in Green Bay. Congress is taking up the president’s job creation proposal, but Walker expressed some doubts as to its efficacy. Walker says business owners he has talked to say they’d rather have fewer government-enforced regulations, “I think it’s one of those … the challenge is the amount of spending and where they’re getting that from. That’s created instability in the debt market earlier this year. I’d like for us now to rein in regulations and put job creators to work.” Walker spoke before the Minority Business Development meeting in Green Bay. He says small, diverse companies stand to benefit from a U.S. Navy contract with Marinette Marine to build a new class of combat ship.

dees at the summit will get pointers on how to teach secondary-school students about the basics, “We’ve seen it in the last five years. A good part of this recession was certainly caused by poor credit decisions on the part of some citizens in Wisconsin and across America and bad behavior by some institutions. But it’s a complicated world, and people need knowledge and understanding to make the right decisions.” Since the recession began, by most estimates in the fall of 2008, Bildsten says bankruptcy filings and foreclosures have risen in Wisconsin.

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Diane Sawyer of ABC news may be the next reporter sought out by a group of St. Croix Tribal members who recently watched Sawyer’s moving piece on the Lakota Tribe of South Dakota. The Lakota people live on one of the 565 federally recognized Indian Nations in the United States, some in the shadow of Mount Rushmore on a reservation the size of Connecticut. Sawyer’s reporting is being praised as being both hard-hitting and positive, profiling young members of the Tribe and their aspirations. Unfortunately many members of that Tribe live amidst poverty levels (47 percent) that rival those of a Third World country. A member of the Lakota blogged on recently that he was sick to his stomach as he tuned in to watch the report, afraid of how it may portray his Tribe - but he was pleasantly surprised. “The few problem areas that were showcased in the allotted time slot were, of course, no more than the proverbial ‘tip of the iceberg,’ given the magnitude of human suffering that is to be found there,” he wrote. “Still, ABC News is to be commended for at long last shedding some much-needed light on a very obscure and dark corner, so to speak, of this country of ours. In short, I was quite pleased with what I watched as I was granted some appreciable degree of hope for our future as a tribe as conveyed in the lives of those four individuals.” Several St. Croix Tribal members have approached us over the years - hoping to shed light on various issues of concern of their own. Primarily issues surrounding the Tribal constitution and how it allows for a lack of transparency in their government - more specifically, the five-person council and Tribal court. Our stories this past May and June, just prior to the council elections - muddied the waters as accusations were met with accusations, not unlike any political showdown in this country today. But now, armed with a legal firm’s independent investigative report which used IRS documents and credit-card statements, some members of the St. Croix Tribe are wanting to go public with the information in hopes of bringing some kind of accountability to some Tribal leaders. Leaders who appear very irresponsible in this report. While there are members of the 1,200-member Tribe who are seeking public assistance, unable to pay their utility bills and watching their monthly per capita payments dwindle, one Tribal leader racked up $90,000 in ATM cash fees in one year at casinos nationwide, using a Tribal-issued credit card - all while collecting a six-figure salary for serving on the council, the report says. There is no record of authorization from the council for those expenditures - or explanation as to what the cash was used for. The report also outlines embezzlement of state and federal program monies, minor trust account monies and more. “For fear of retaliation against ourselves and our families, we would like to remain anonymous in our reporting,” the members state. The report outlines “the use of St. Croix Chippewa monies for personal expenses, unauthorized or improper loans to members of the nation, violations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 and other Indian Gaming laws,” the members stated in a letter to the Department of Interior, the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. During 2008, the IRS “was correct in assuming the misuse of gaming proceeds in the millons of dollars,” the letter states. Some copies of the 11-page summary, with dozens of pages of credit-card statements, have found their way to some Tribal elders and others - but just the cost of making copies of the hefty report is prohibitive for these members and they have asked us - and other media - to publish a story. It should be noted there are council members shown to be responsible in their use of Tribal assets by this report. And members of the newly elected council, meanwhile, have promised better transparency in their government, which could mean, in practical terms, a revision of the Tribe’s constitution. Tribes across the nation are going through difficult transitions in adapting to management and government changes that can meet the demands of a multimillion-dollar operation. And the bravery of those Tribal members - who stand to gain nothing politically or financially in coming forward with this information, is a stand for all members of the Tribe who wish to shed more light on the dark corners in order to better conditions for all members. Editorials by Gary King

• Where to write • President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin State Capitol Madison, WI 53707 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


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• Letters to the editor • Wasteful spending I believe that we should be vigilant caretakers of our planet and invest in alternative fuel research, but it should be done in the private sector – not the government. Over $500 million from the first stimulus was provided to Solyndra in spite of numerous warnings that the company was not solvent. Solar energy analyst Peter Lynch told ABC news that he could see a problem after just a glance of Solyndra’s prospectus. Lynch went on to say, “It’s very difficult to perceive a company with a model that says, “Well, I can build something for $6 and sell it for $3.” Those numbers don’t generally work. You don’t want to lose $3 for every unit you make. Then, to try to avoid bankruptcy, the administration put another $168 million into the failing organization. SunPower in California was given a conditional loan for $1.2 billion to build a solar project. The panels for that project are being built in Mexico, and within days of receiving the loan, they sold a majority ownership to French energy giant, Total. In the final days of this Department of Energy program, an additional $4.7 billion in loans was given to green energy companies. Were these companies financially vetted any better than Solyndra or SunPower? The Washington Post reported that the Energy Department’s loan guarantee program has to date created one new permanent job for every $5.5 million spent. A private business that doesn’t rely on taxpayer support could put thousands to work with that kind of funding. Now the administration wants to spend another $500 billion to create jobs? Can we afford any more of those jobs? You don’t make investments based on ideology using taxpayer dollars. We simply can’t afford that kind of speculation. Carol Makosky Webster

Go Vikings! A hearty congratulations to head coach Ken Belanger, his assistants and all the players on winning the Large Lakeland Football Conference Championship. As a proud 1983 Frederic High School alumnus, I have consistently followed Viking athletics, and this week share in the excitement of the school’s first gridiron league title in over four decades. Most of us recognize the positive impact athletic success can have in a school. The same can be said for the community. From the high school cafeteria to the Frederic Bakery, Frederic Vikings football is the topic of many a conversation bringing smiles to scores of fans who are preparing for a hoped-for playoff run. What a great thing. Congratulations coaches and players on your title and best of luck in the postsea-

son. Rest assured, I and many other Frederic High School alumni will be wearing our blue and gold, cheering you on! Go Vikings! Jeff Ryan Prescott High School teacher and head baseball coach

A satire?

Spread the wealth, a satire? Maybe. The news is full of people demanding that those who have should be forced to give to those that have less. Many of these people are young students that don’t seem to have anything else to do but protest. The list of people that think that somehow if the government confiscates from those achievers it will help the less fortunate is staggering. Having said that, many of these coveters are students, maybe the less fortunate students with lower grade points should demand that the higher grade-point achievers should share. The student that has a 4.0 grade point could share one point with a student that has a 2.0 grade point. The 4.0 student would still have a 3.0 and the not-so-fortunate student would then be equal. Like the government that confiscates wealth from those that have more and deposits this into a trough to be distributed to those based on their needs. The schools will confiscate from those that have a higher grade point and distribute to those based on their needs. If this sharing were to be implemented to student grades, I am sure the students would be striving to get better grades so the sharing would continue. Mark Pettis Hertel

Transportation reforms

The upcoming special session of the Wisconsin Legislature will include several transportation-related reforms to increase the competitiveness of our agriculture, manufacturing and shipping industries. These proposals include various changes to laws that regulate the size and weight of trucks on Wisconsin highways. Changes to truck size and weight laws should be made only after careful consideration of their impact not only on the trucking industry, but also on highway safety and the condition of our infrastructure. Recognizing this fact, the legislature passed a law in 2007 requiring the Department of Transportation to complete a comprehensive technical study of our current truck size and weight laws, and how they could be improved. The Wisconsin Truck Size and Weight Study was completed in 2009. Two of the bills proposed in the current special session are a direct outgrowth of that study. Those bills will allow, under certain circumstances, an increase in max-

State Legislature moving jobs Sheila bills forward Harsdorf Even as the “Back to Work Wisconsin” special session was recently being called by the governor, legislators were already focused on job creation bills. Legislative committees have already held public hearings to discuss, debate and approve a number of the special session jobs bills. This week saw further action on several special session jobs bills as they were passed through the Joint Committee on Finance. As a member of the finance committee, I am encouraged that the following bills passed with strong bipartisan support: •Senate Bill 40 seeks to provide additional support for advanced manufacturing skills training. This program allows for collaboration between employers and

10th District Senate technical colleges to improve workers manufacturing skills. Access to skilled workers is one of the top concerns of manufacturers as they seek to fill positions. This training partnership between businesses and technical colleges provides valuable employee training and ensures that workers are prepared with the skills to work with the latest technology. •Senate Bill 203 and Assembly Bill 277 propose adopting federal tax law in relation to the tax treatment of health insurance payments by an employer for an employee’s adult child. Under state law,

imum truck weight from 80,000 to 90,000 pounds. While it may seem that heavier trucks automatically mean more road damage and less safe travel, that isn’t the case. By also requiring an extra axle to distribute the additional weight and increase braking ability, these heavier trucks can operate without greater degradation of our infrastructure or reducing highway safety. This carefully considered increase in truck weights means less trucks on the highway, lower cost for shippers and a competitive advantage for Wisconsin’s agriculture and manufacturing industries. Other proposals in the package of reforms will make regulatory changes that bring Wisconsin’s truck permitting laws into closer conformity with our neighboring states. By doing so, we decrease the regulatory burden on interstate shippers and reduce the cost of transporting the freight that moves our economy. A careful, evidence-based reform of our truck size and weight laws will help improve the economic environment for job creators by making our transportation system operate more efficiently, without compromising safety or the condition of our highways. That’s a wise move all around. Mark Gottlieb Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Where the blame really belongs This is in regard to the current protests around the country and in Europe. The protesters say they want economic equality and fairness. They are anti-capitalism and receive their funding from a 100-percent union-owned bank. They have no proposal, no demand, no ideas. That will come later they explain. I read an interesting article one time regarding where the real blame is! Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both Democrats and Republicans are against deficits, why do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered if all politicians are against inflation and high taxes, why do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does. If the tax code is unfair, its because Congress wants it unfair. If the budget is in the red, its because they want it in the red. If our troops are in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan. If they don’t receive Social Security but are on a elite retirement plan not available to the people, its because they want it that way. There are no insoluble government problems. an employee is required to pay individual income tax on the value of health insurance provided by their employer for an adult child that is not a dependent. This individual income tax exclusion would apply beginning with the 2011 tax year. •Senate Bill 5 and Assembly Bill 1 seek to increase the amount of the jobs tax credit that can be provided to job creators in a given year. The jobs tax credit encourages job growth and retention by providing a tax credit to job creators based upon the wages paid to an employee. These bills are just a few of the proposals that will be considered during the special session on jobs. In advance of the Legislature’s floor sessions in the coming weeks, committees in both houses of the Legislature are moving forward special session bills on encouraging investment in Wisconsin businesses, expanding skills

There are 545 people in the Congress, Senate, White House and the Supreme Court, and they and they alone responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided we can have the courage to manage the people’s employees. Maybe we should focus on our representatives instead of Wall Street. We should vote them all out and clean up the mess in Washington. Perhaps we should put America first and our political parties second. God bless our beautiful country and our troops fighting to keep us free and protecting our way of life. Carl Pentland Balsam Lake

Federal proposals could hurt rual communities Flu clinics, health fairs, community events; these are some of the activities that turn a local hospital into a “community” hospital. Our doctors and nurses are community members, our service is top-notch, and our care is endearing. This may change with proposals currently being discussed in Washington, D.C. Years ago, Congress afforded qualifying small, rural hospitals like ours – known as “critical access hospitals”– enhanced Medicare payments to help them keep their doors open to the communities they serve. Now those payments are under threat as the deficit “super committee” continues to meet. Should Congress eliminate this important program or scale back its payments, many Wisconsin communities could be negatively affected, including those in our region where a number of rural hospitals are providing vital care. Osceola and St. Croix medical centers are proud to serve not only the health-care needs of this region, but its economic needs as well. We employ a large number of community members who, in turn, impact our local economies, and we’re considered a selling point – along with our fine schools – for families looking to settle here. Our commitment to our communities at large is also demonstrated by our involvement with many community activities and events. And our community care programs already provide millions of dollars in free or reduced-cost care to those under financial stress. Both of our health-care organizations are committed to our patients and to fostering better health in the communities we serve. We ask that you stand with us as we urge Congress to oppose proposals that will hurt critical hospital care for our friends, families and neighbors. Dave Dobosenski, CEO St. Croix Regional Medical Center St. Croix Falls training for workers, and improving transportation policies that address the delivery of goods and services. The fall special session will consider numerous bipartisan bills that focus on improving Wisconsin’s economy and growing jobs. More information is available on the state Legislature’s Web site on committee meeting schedules and the bills being considered. You can access this information by visiting and clicking on the Track Legislation link on the left side of the page. Your input is valued, and I encourage you to contact my office with your thoughts, suggestions and concerns as the legislative session continues. Please stay in touch by e-mail, phone or by visiting my Web site, where you can sign up for my e-mail updates and find additional information.

Rep. Severson applauds Somerset School District Property tax set to decrease by 8.4 percent OSCEOLA – State Rep. Erik Severson, R-Osceola, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the

Somerset School District will be lowering its property tax levy by 8.4 percent: “This is a direct result of the tools that were provided by the Legislature to ease the tax burden on Wisconsin residents. During the budget debate the message from Democrats was that schools would be forced to lay off teachers, reduce serv-

ices and eliminate programs. Instead, we are seeing lower property tax levies throughout the state without layoffs and without cutting programs. “I want to commend both the school district for proposing a decrease in the property tax levy and the district staff for their hard work on implementing savings

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through the tools we provided them. By lowering the tax levy, residents of the Somerset School District will have more money in their pockets to help support local businesses.” - from the office of Rep. Severson



Welcome to the occupation Here we stand, and here we fight by Andrew Jensen Special to the Leader I don’t know what took us so long, but we’re finally fighting back. Average real weekly wages in this country increased every decade from 1830 to 1970, but they have been basically flat for the last two generations. The richest 400 Americans now hold more wealth than the entire poorer half of the population. President Clinton repealed the GlassSteagall Act to let Wall Street speculators gamble with taxpayer-insured deposits and when their house of cards and derivatives predictably collapsed three years ago and caused a recession, President Bush bailed the banksters out with no justice, no accountability and no strings attached. None of the banksters went to the guillotine. Shockingly, none of them even went to jail. They answered that undeserved mercy not with gratitude, nor even with a modicum of pretended humility, but rather with arrogance, solipsism and redoubled avarice. In 2009, when the median household income was $51,000, Goldman Sachs, the investment bank whose staff gave more money to Obama’s campaign than did those of any other company, and whose alumni were rewarded with key jobs in his administration, paid its employees an average of $595,000. Why do they deserve that much money?

“I’m doing God’s work,” CEO Lloyd Blankfein explained. Occupy Wall Street grew out of the vast reservoir of popular anger at the slump the banksters brought us. Today, 62 percent of Americans believe the gap between rich and poor in this country is too large, and 68 percent believe that Wall Street and its lobbyists have too much power. Righteous rage at the selfish financiers who wrecked our economy for their own profit has become as American as the Super Bowl, and the movement born of that fury has given me some beautiful memories over the last month. I remember that feeling of communal joy, liberation and power two weekends ago when thousands of us took over all three outbound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge, and I remember the man stuck behind us in his car for hours, sitting back and contentedly reading our newspaper, the Occupied Wall Street Journal. I remember working the Liberty Park medical table last weekend where it seemed that, for every actual patient who came to us seeking medical attention, at least one supporter showed up with a donation of aspirin or money or bacitracin or bandages or socks for out-of-town marchers sleeping in their boots. I remember the cheer from the crowd of protesters under the Times Square news ticker yesterday when it ran the upto-the-minute headline “Occupy Wall Street protesters take Times Square.” I remember the man who climbed a construction scaffolding at that crossroads of the world and lit a sparkler to lead a mov-

ing, thousand-throated chorus of “This Little Light of Mine.” I remember running with a rowdier crowd, streaming the wrong way down the middle of Sixth Avenue and blocking traffic at midnight as cabbies and other drivers smiled, honked and shouted their support. I remember when the police caught up to us, and we sprinted away en masse to try to join up with another outlaw march happening simultaneously in Alphabet City. I remember hearing something last night like I have never heard in a decade of activism in a previously complacent nation: while it wound its way downtown on a Saturday night, that illegal and unpermitted march grew steadily as its members stepped into the restaurants and the nightclubs that they passed to call on people to leave their drinks and their dinners behind and join the movement against the Wall Street crooks. And they did. There’s something happening here. Waves of political awakening and struggle swept across this country in the 1890s, the 1930s and the 1960s. We are overdue for a popular rebellion against the corporations that have stolen our politics and wrecked our economy, and we are finally bringing the ruckus that should have been brought long ago. The movement that exploded from Tahrir Square to Times Square and through dozens of cities across this country has yet to unite around any specific demand. I believe that many of those who pretend not to know what we stand

for only ask the question of goals because they suspect they won’t like the answer, but to give some idea where we’re going I’ll end with a selection of signs and slogans I’ve seen: “Why are so many out of work when there is so much work to be done?” “I no longer feel alone in my disappearing faith in the American dream.” “I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.” “We are the 99 percent.” “Banks got bailed out; we got sold out.” “Lost my job, found an occupation.” “Enough.” “This is what democracy looks like.” “Let us build a society based on human needs, not hedge fund profits.” “The 99 percent includes cops.” “Protect Medicare, not billionaires.” “Two parties, one greed.” “Second time I’ve fought for my country, first time I’ve known my enemy.” “Turn off the TV and join us.” Editor’s note: A graduate of Unity High School and New York University, Andrew Jensen is in his final year at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is currently applying to master’s degree programs in public health. A former Community Voices columnist for the Leader, he notes that appearances to the contrary, he does not intend to go to school forever, and he promises to finally get a real job, as a family doctor, before anyone from his high school graduating class has even one grandchild.

Frederic school expenses being watched New conference next year for football champs by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The Frederic School District will need to pay close attention to its financial status this year, Superintendent Jerry Tischer told the school board Monday night, Oct. 17, at the monthly board meeting. Some savings may be possible as a result of the new alignment of football teams next season. Athletic director Troy Wink reported on the conference makeup for the 2012 season, with Frederic playing more teams closer to home. Tischer and the principals reported that Frederic is off to a very good start of the new school year. Tischer reported that at the end of the first quarter of the new budget year, which started July 1, the district has already used $24,000 of the expense budget increase of $30,000. He said the district will need to limit purchases and hold down costs or it could exceed the budget by $120,000. That would bring the fund balance down to $300,000, less than half

the minimum fund balance set by district policy. That policy sets the minimum fund balance at 10 percent of the budgeted general expenses, or $605,775. The Frederic football team just won its first conference championship since 1968. But next year the school will play an entirely new set of teams. Frederic has been in the Small Lakeland Conference, a group of nine teams. Now six of those nine schools are going to eight-man teams, leaving Frederic’s eleven-man team in need of a new conference. That new conference is the North Lakeland, with eight schools. In 2012, Frederic will play St. Croix Falls, Unity, Grantsburg, Cameron, Webster, Flambeau and Shell Lake. Gone are neighbors Luck and Siren but also such distant schools as Northwood, Bruce, Birchwood and Winter, schools that were over 50 miles from Frederic. Wink said that Frederic is the only small team in the new conference. He said that the executives who decide the conferences felt that less travel has more important than school size. Wink said that Frederic was very unhappy with the decision, which was approved by a split vote at each level of the decision making, and

protested loudly. It will be a hard challenge to play in this new group, Wink said, but Frederic is confident it can compete. He said that the possibility of injuries could lead to playing more sophomores and freshmen. For now, Frederic’s championship team is off to the playoffs.

Other school news Ryan Pagenkopf is a school hero. When a student was choking during lunch hour, the teacher sprang into action and used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food. Tischer said the district staff is certified in CPR techniques and the use of defibrillators. He said the school trains for safety precautions, including having certified athletic trainers at the majority of athletic contests and at many practices. Over 3,400 community residents took part in the Frederic Community Education program last winter and spring, Community Ed director Ann Fawver reported. Current classes range from Italian cooking to cane weaving to writing to fishing. The faculty of local teachers includes a number of retired college professors. That list includes choral director Dr. Harry Johansen, music teacher Christine Johansen,

drama professor Dr. Carolyn Wedin, and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Denise Sweet. Fall classes are under way now and enrollment is starting for winter classes. The school buildings are in good shape now, building director Warren Peterson reported. Recent inspectors commented on the cleanliness of the boiler room and proclaimed the elementary building the cleanest building he has been in. Peterson reported that some roof problems have been identified at the high school that will need to be addressed. Frederic had a front row seat at the Wisconsin School of Recognition Award ceremony in Madison Wednesday, Oct. 12. That special seating was a recognition that the elementary school has won the award for five straight years. Jeff Larcom and Pat Anderson accepted the awards. And Tischer said there are many things to celebrate as the new school year is off to a great start. He presented a long list of things and concluded by saying “Right now we are in a good place with our school, acknowledging the financial challenge – and know that things will continue to improve.”

Pumpkin roll

Contestants lined up at the Siegner Hill Pumpkin Roll, with the Siegner Mansion in the background, at the annual Jack O’ Lantern Festival held Saturday, Oct. 15. The Spooner Fire District Auxiliary sold over 400 pumpkins at $1 each with the profits going to their community projects. — Photos by Larry Samson


Luck family wants to raise chickens by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK — A resident of the village of Luck is asking what steps need to be taken for him to raise chickens in his backyard. Douglas Pedersen spoke to members of the village board at their Wednesday, Oct. 12, meeting, saying he would like to raise about half a dozen laying hens. He said he stopped in and talked with village Administrator Kristina Handt, who told him he would either need to have his property rezoned to agricultural or have the village board develop and adopt a new ordinance. Listing the reasons he would like to raise chickens, Pedersen said he would like to save some money by being more self-sufficient while giving his children some experience with taking on responsibility. He said he would like his children to know more about where the food they are eating comes from, with the added benefit of having eggs that are more nutritious than store-bought. “I’m trying to provide for my family,” he said. “And I’d like to do it at my home and teach my kids about it.” Pedersen also told the board that he has a fairly large garden and would keep the coop off the ground, using the droppings for compost. The chickens scratching in his yard would add some natural aera-

tion. He would keep only hens, Pedersen said, so there would not be any roosters crowing. Having moved here from the Twin Cities area several years ago, Pedersen noted that many places in that area allow people to raise chickens. “We could be one of those forwardthinking towns,” he said. Village President Peter Demydowich said he would contact Pedersen sometime during the next week to begin talking about the idea.

Personnel Changes in state law (Act 10) mean that union employees at the village will only be able to bargain over base wage increases up to the consumer price index, giving the village more leeway in provision of benefits. The board took advantage of this opportunity by eliminating the reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical costs as previously included in the contracts. Past language has provided for reimbursements up to $1,200 for costs not covered by insurance. According to Kristina Handt, current health care provider Central States has improved its coverage since the reimbursement has been put in place. For this reason, the board voted to ac-

cept a recommendation from the finance and personnel committee to eliminate the $1,200 reimbursement for employees’ outof-pocket medical expenses. The change is effective Jan. 1, 2012, and should result in a savings of $8,400 in 2012. Another change made by the board in light of Act 10 was to adopt a paid time off policy. The change affects all full-time and regular part-time employees who work at least 23 hours per week. The policy includes provision for a medical leave bank and carryover of five PTO days from one year to the next. Current employees have options for sick time already accrued, including retirement options of 80 percent cash out or 100 percent transferred to health insurance premiums. Employees hired after Jan. 1, 2012, will not be paid for medical leave bank hours upon retirement. This change was also made at the recommendation of the finance and personnel committee.

Other business • The donation of a wooden bench to be placed on the north side of the library was accepted by the board. Family members of John and OraJayne Nygren are making the donation of funds to make the bench possible. Tam Howie, of the library board, said the goal is to put the bench in place

yet this fall. • At the request of a teacher at Luck School, the board voted to remove noparking signs on 8th Street at the corner of Butternut Avenue, where a day care formerly was operated. The day care is no longer in business and the parking spots, which were used for cars dropping off children at the day care, are no longer needed for that purpose. Police Chief Dan Deiss said that allowing parking at that location would not pose a safety hazard. • The board approved installation of a stop sign on 2nd Street at Butternut Avenue coming out of the new United Pioneer Home. • The board set a special meeting for Wednesday, Oct. 26, at which time the 2012 budget will be finalized and decisions will be made on special assessments for the Main Street sidewalk project. • The board voted to opt out of assessing the county library tax to village residents. The village has this option because it assesses taxes for its own public library. • Trustee Russ Anderson was appointed to the golf commission and the finance and personnel committee, and Demydowich was appointed to the police committee.

Possible burglar found hiding in the weeds Drugs, burglary tools and more in charges by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – A late-night report of a suspicious vehicle on Wednesday, Oct. 12, led to police finding a man hiding in the long grass, stating he had gone to the property to sleep off a night of drinking.

However, the officer said he could not smell any alcohol, and the suspect did not register at all on a portable breath test. The rural location on Hwy. 35 was noted for a string of recent burglaries, and the patrol was on scene due to the recent rash of burglaries. The man was later identified as Daniel T. Sampson, 33, Somerset. He was wearing all-black clothing, was carrying a flashlight, and a search of his vehicle led

to the discovery of possible burglary tools, including a reciprocating saw, pliers, screwdrivers, gloves and more. Further investigation led to the discovery of marijuana paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and more paraphernalia, as well as pill bottles with meth. Sampson was taken into custody and placed under arrest. He was charged with three felony counts, including possession of marijuana, meth and burglary tools. He

also faces two misdemeanor charges for obstruction and paraphernalia. He appeared before Judge Jeffery Anderson later that same day, who ordered a $250 cash bond, with a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday, Oct. 18. Sampson did not appear at that hearing on Tuesday and a bench warrant was issued later that day.

Siren Senior Center officers elected

New officers to start Jan. 1, 2012, were elected at the Siren Senior Citizens Center Tuesday, Oct. 18. Barbara Geske was elected as the new president; however, Geske was in California on election day and was not able to attend the meeting. Gerry Vogel (center) was elected vice president, Corrine Root (right) secretary and Judy Johnson was returned to her position as center treasurer. Other persons running for office included Don Brand for president and Connie Hunt for vice president. - Photo by Nancy Jappe

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Habitat and Fresh Start to build home together in Webster Families who need a home encouraged to apply by Jackie Thorwick Special to the Leader WEBSTER - In tough times, the committed get creative. Two nonprofit organizations that have been building homes in the area for years have joined forces and will build a home together in Webster starting next spring. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity and Wisconsin Fresh Start, a program of the Indianhead Community Action Agency, have agreed to work together to build a home with a family and volunteers from the community. The village of Webster is part of the collaboration as well, having donated the lot on which the home will be built. The lot is on the northwest end of town in the Smith’s Pines addition. A family is now being sought who needs a home and is unable to get a traditional loan. Those interested in applying should contact Habitat at 715-483-2700. They also can stop into the Connections Thrift Store at CTH D and Hwy. 35 in Webster for an application or call them at 715-866-8151. Both organizations have been building homes, WRHFH in Burnett and Polk counties, and ICAA’s Fresh Start in Wash-

Trudy Popenhagen, center, of Xcel Energy, came to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in St. Croix Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to deliver a donation in the amount of $2,000 from Xcel. Receiving the donation were Eric Kube, executive director of Habitat, and Carolyn Stone, board member and fundraising chair. “We’re so grateful for Xcel’s support,” Stone said. “Housing issues are a huge problem in our area. We are so glad to be able to help families solve their housing problems – and we couldn’t do it without gifts like this one.” “This donation from Xcel helped us to make these homes very efficient,” Kube explained. “The average heating cost for these homes is around $250 a year. That’s great for the family – and the environment.” - Photo by Jackie Thorwick burn, Sawyer and Rusk counties. Both organizations build homes for low-income families. The Habitat model is a grassroots community involvement. Habitat selects

a family and solicits donations of funds, building materials, and volunteers from the community. A decent, affordable home is built. The homeowners are required to

NABA’s Contractor Education Days to take place in Hayward HAYWARD — The Northland Area Builders Association has announced the upcoming fall and winter Contractor Education Days for 2011–2012. Registration forms can be downloaded from

w w w . n o r t h l a n d a r e a Over 30 credits are available for contractors, and topics for the upcoming sessions include Beyond Building Science Basics with Focus on

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Energy, On-site Uniform Dwelling Code Updates, Initial Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification training, and various OSHA topics. Registration deadlines are noted on the registration forms, and the classes are open to the public. All courses are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, formerly the Wisconsin Department of Commerce – Safety and Buildings Division, unless otherwise noted. Since Jan. 1, 2008, contractors and remodelers have been required to obtain the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification in order to pull building permits in Wisconsin. For new builders, a special state-approved 12-credit Initial Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification training must be completed. Every two years, all contractors need to complete 12 credits of state-approved continuing education courses to maintain their certification. To check the status of a contractor’s certification, please visit SB_Credential/index.jsp. The Northland Area Builders Association is a nonprofit trade association serving Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer, and Washburn counties in Northwest Wisconsin. Chartered in 1989, the Northland Area Builders Association is comprised of industry professionals united and dedicated to preserving and promoting safe and affordable housing for the people of Northwest Wisconsin. For additional information please contact Jennifer Johnson, executive officer, at 715-259-3486 or — from NABA

work alongside volunteers and help build the home, earning “sweat equity.” When it is complete, they buy the home from Habitat through a no-interest mortgage. Those funds go back into the program, helping more families get into homes they badly need. The Wisconsin Fresh Start program builds homes for low-income families also, but does so as part of a job training and education program for out-of-school young adults 18 – 24. The program works with young ages people who want to improve their lives, earn a high school equivalency diploma and learn skills that will help them to enter the job market or continue on to postsecondary education. Program participants earn an hourly wage while receiving educational instruction, independent living skills training and hands-on construction training. This collaboration will enable WRHFH to serve another family. The Fresh Start group will function as a block of Habitat volunteers, essentially. They will be able to run their program much as they normally do within the framework of a Habitat build. Fresh Start will be working in Burnett County, which they haven’t done before. It also will be the first time participants in the program will work alongside the Habitat family as they help build their home together.

Public informational meeting for Hwy. 53 corridor preservation study in Minong area set MINONG — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region is announcing a public information meeting to discuss the Hwy. 53 Corridor Preservation Study, Minong Area, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at the Minong Village Hall located at 123 5th Ave. The project will investigate a long-term vision for the corridor that will be preserved through officially mapping the right of way needed for an expressway update. Improvements needed as part of the expressway update could include interchanges, overpasses, cul-de-sacs and development of a local transportation network to safely balance the access and mobility of the area. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, ask questions concerning this study and provide input on the preferred alternatives. Representatives from the WisDOT Northwest Region will be present to answer questions regarding the project. A brief presentation will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend the meeting or would like more information contact Marc Bowker at 715-635-4975. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Marc Bowker at W7102 Green Valley Road, Spooner, WI 54801. — from WisDOT

State Patrol nabs two for OWI, multiple offense

People in Polk County got the news that the ReStore on Hwy. 8 in St. Croix Falls is having a 50 percent off everything in the store sale today, Wed, Oct 19 through Sat Oct 22. The store was full of shoppers Wednesday morning with a checkout line 30 people deep. People know when they shop the ReStore they are supporting Habitat for Humanity’s mission of eliminating poverty. Photo by Jackie Thorwick

BURNETT COUNTY - State Patrol officers made two arrests this week in Burnett County, charging two drivers with OWI, multiple offense. Robert A. Edwards, 55, Webster, was arrested Oct. 13 and charged with OWI, fifth offense. Edwards was stopped by a State Patrol officer at approximately 10 a.m. for an equipment violation on Hwy. 70 near Webster. The trooper detected signs of impairment and Edwards was arrested and taken to the Burnett County

Jail. Scott A. Martini, 51, Siren, was arrested Oct. 14 and charged with OWI, fourth offense. Martini was stopped for lane deviation and arrested for OWI. He was also charged with resisting arrest. He was taken to the Burnett County Jail. The State Patrol notes that a charge is “merely an accusation” and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. - Gary King, with information from State Patrol

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Audience charmed by Fletcher’s classical guitar by Spike Maiden Mueller Special to the Leader LUCK – A small but appreciative audience enjoyed the return engagement of classical guitarist Peter Fletcher last Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the Luck Public Library. The program began with music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, after which the audience was charmed by Fletcher’s own transcription of Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” wherein he expertly guided his instrument through the complex contrapuntal lines of Bach’s most well-loved melody. The centerpiece of the first half of the program was the transcription by the great Spanish guitar virtuoso Andrés Segovia of the chaconne from Bach’s second partita for solo violin. This particular chaconne has been characterized by violinist Joshua Bell as “one of the greatest achievements of any man in history, a spiritually powerful piece, emotionally powerful, structurally perfect.” One of

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Going strong at 90 Dorothy Jantzen of St. Croix Falls celebrated her 90th birthday this past week. Known to her friends as a “wonder woman,” Jantzen volunteers each week at St. Croix Regional Medical Center, swims three times a week and does all her own yard and housework. She still loves to bake and visit with friends. - Photo submitted

the most difficult pieces in the violin repertoire, the arrangement was a perfect demonstration of Fletcher’s balance between technical facility and nuanced musicality. The concluding half of the program was devoted mainly to Romantic repertoire, including Fletcher’s own transcriptions from Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite.” “Solveig’s Song,” from Norwegian Edvard Grieg’s music for “Peer Gynt,” is among the pieces which will be offered on Fletcher’s next recording, a disc of his Grieg transcriptions due out next fall. Fletcher played two different guitars in his recital, both made by luthier Darren Hippner. The first, with a top made of hard spruce, was chosen by him for its clear incisive tone, well-suited to the Renaissance, Baroque, and early 20th-century music in the first half of the program. The second, with a soft cedar top and a much darker and more covered sound, was perfect for the Romantic repertoire which

comprised most of the second half. The recipient of a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Eastman School of music, where he studied under Nicholas Goluses, Fletcher is in demand as a performer throughout the nation. His current season will include his fifth appearance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Editor’s note: Spike Maiden Müller, local musician composer, instrument repair technician, and educator, maintains a private studio in Luck. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by the St. Croix Valley Community Band, the Siren Community Band and several area church choirs.

Fourth DUI in five years for Clayton man Combining speed, gravity, junk cars, charity and remote controls by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – A report of a car literally bouncing off highway department construction barrels led to an officer noting a driver go into the ditch and then get back on the road, and almost running head-on into a police officer. The man was stopped near Balsam Lake on 150th Street, which was where he had entered the ditch. The man first told the officer he was someone else, before an ID card revealed his real name as Robert Hillstead, 50, Clayton. He was also reportedly confused about where he was, thinking he was in Cameron.

He refused to give the officer a good breath sample, yet still registered a reading over twice the legal limit. He was placed under arrest, which is when he is also accused of tussling with the officer when he was placing the handcuff on him, leading to the officer to knee him in the back, wrestling with him on the hood of the squad car. Hillstead has three previous DUI convictions and one pending case from last March. The bond stipulations of not drinking also led to additional charges on the latest incident. Hillstead appeared in court Monday on Oct. 17, before Judge Jeffery Anderson. He and is now facing six felony charges, including five bond jumping charges, and his fourth DUI in five years. He also faces three misdemeanors, ranging from resisting arrest to operation after evocation. Anderson set a $500 cash bond.

Rattel resigning Over 90,000 dozen cookies shipped overseaes

Wendy Rattel informed the Polk County Board of Supervisors at the Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting that she was resigning from her position as supervisor for District 8, representing the city of St. Croix Falls. Rattel was first appointed to the board in January 2010 and then was re-elected to the position in April 2010. She said she was resigning due to immediate plans to move out of the area. — file photo

New shade trees

Susan Hager, Frederic, founder of the Cookie Brigade, an organization that has shipped over 90,000-dozen homemade cookies to service personnel overseas since 2003, held an appreciation luncheon at Adventures Restaurant, Siren, Tuesday, Oct. 18. The occasion was the discontinuation of the cookie shipping. “Too many factors came into play, with the economy being the biggest factor as donations plummeted,” Hager said. Eighteen people were on hand for the lunch, including nine from the Dairyland Homemakers, who baked cookies for shipping each month. In one day alone, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., those bakers made 220-dozen cookies, using the ovens in the Blaine Town Hall that were made available for their use. Hager passed around a letter she received this past June from Gen. David Petraeus in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I can tell from your letter how difficult the decision to discontinue your homemade cookie donations has been for you,” Petraeus wrote. “Nothing means more to our nation’s brave servicemen and women than to know they are remembered by family and friends at home. In sincere gratitude.” Hager is taking time to rethink what she will be involved in next, but has lots of ideas in mind as to the directions she can go. - Photo by Nancy Jappe

The Parents of the Elementary Saints planted three new shade trees near the playground at the St. Croix Falls Elementary School recently. Helpers to the parents were students Emily McManus, Brooklin Hoverman and Thomas Berens. - Photo submitted





Siren girls pull out win in playoffs

Luck girls sweep Panthers in first round

Extra Points

Siren 3, South Shore 2 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer SIREN – The Siren Dragons sure have been patient. The fiery Dragons scored their first win of the season, 3-2, as they hosted their first-round Division 4 volleyball playoff contest on Tuesday, Oct. 18, against the visiting South Shore Cardinals in a couple of serious nail-biters. Siren jumped to a quick lead in the first set, but the Cards rebounded and gave them a scare before Siren won 25-17. South Shore then caught fire, coming from behind and winning the second set 27-25 and doing the same in the third set by a 25-23 score. The Dragons had enough and dominated the Cardinals in the fourth set, winning handily 25-15, and forcing a fourth and final set to determine a winner and who would be done for the season. The final set started as a Siren rout, but the visiting South Shore squad made it interesting, tying the Dragons several times, and bringing it down to the final end with the home Dragons emerging victorious by a 15-13 final. Siren had not won a contest all season, and yet garnered a fourth seed in the playoffs. The Cards were seeded fifth, but the contest was as close as possible. In spite of a long season for the Dragons, they sure know how to make their first win count. They now move on to the second round of the playoffs on the road, facing the formidable - and top-seeded Bayfield squad on Thursday.

The Siren girls waited all season for a win, and they got it at an opportune time, winning their first round playoff game before their home fans on Tuesday. – Photo by Greg Marsten “Webster has improved a lot,” stated Jaimee Buck led the Cards with a dozen Luck head coach Jen Nelson. “They are re- digs, followed by 10 more each for Hanally fun to play against.” nah Karl, Tessa Clemenson and Nelson. Luck was able to hold on for a 3-0 win, Dexter also had three blocks in the win, in spite of several close sets. The final and Holdt tallied six aces. Clemenson also scores were 25-17, 25-23 and 25-12, all in registered 33 assists in the victory. favor of Luck. Webster notables were not available. Notables for the Cards included 16 kills Luck finished the season with a 10-2 for Bella Nelson, eight more for Camille conference record, right behind undeMarsten, five for Ashley Dexter, four kills feated Grantsburg. Webster had a 5-7 final for Taylor Joy, three kills for Angela Gore conference mark, right in the middle of and two more for Jenni Holdt. the West Lakeland.

Luck 3, Prairie Farm 0 LUCK – The second-seeded Luck Cardinals had little trouble dispatching with the visiting Prairie Farm Panthers on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the first-round Division 4 volleyball playoffs, winning 3-0 by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-17. Cardinal kill leaders included Camille Marsten and Bella Nelson with 11 each. Ashley Dexter added three more. Nelson also added five aces, with Jenni Holdt tallying three more aces and Jaimee Buck and Taylor Joy with two each. Luck dig leaders included Tessa Clemenson with 11, Buck with nine more and Nelson had seven digs also. Clemenson also had 27 assists in the win. Angela Gore also two impressive blocks in the victory. The Cardinals now host third-seed Clayton on Thursday. The Bears also swept through their first-round opponent, New Auburn, to move on the brackets. Luck 3, Webster 0 WEBSTER – The Luck Cardinals finished their regular season on Friday, Oct. 14, with a win on the road at Webster, where the much-improved Tigers gave them a real challenge as the playoffs lie ahead.

Ashley Dexter, No. 11, and Bella Nelson go up for a block against Prairie Farm during their 3-0 sweep in the first round of regional action. – Photo by Jenna Clemenson

••• WAYNE, Neb. – The Minnesota State University-Moorhead Dragon volleyball team snapped a four-game winning streak after a 3-0 loss at Wayne State College on Saturday, Oct. 15. Former Grantsburg Pirate athlete Annie Palmquist had seven kills and three digs in the loss. During the previous Dragon win over Augustana, S.D., Palmquist tied for a team-leading 17 kills and posted a Annie Palmquist .324 hitting percentage, four digs and a pair of block assists. MSU-Moorhead is currently 9-10 overall and 7-4 in the Division 2, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings. – Marty Seeger with information from ••• COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced the first 20 players of its roster for the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete at the 2011 Four Nations Cup from Nov. 9-13 in Nyköping, Sweden. Highlighting the roster are 15 members of the U.S. Women's National Team that captured the gold medal at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship this past April, including defenseman Molly Engstrom of Siren. The U.S. will open play Molly Engstrom against Sweden on Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. EST at Stora Hallen Arena. In preparation for the Four Nations Cup and for overall development of its U.S. Women's National Team Program, USA Hockey will stage a training camp in Hamden, Conn., Nov. 1-6, that will include 25 players. The camp will include daily practices, testing and office training. – from USA hockey news release ••• LEADER LAND – The Lake Holcombe at Frederic Level 1 playoff football game is being broadcast on 104.9 FM on Friday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. The Spooner at St. Croix Falls level 1 playoff football game is also on 104.9 FM on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 4 p.m. The Saturday, Oct. 22, Turtle Lake at Clayton football game is being broadcast on 1260 AM beginning at 2 p.m. The Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings game can be heard on both 105.7 FM and 104.9 FM on Sunday, Oct. 23, beginning at 3:15 p.m. The Wisconsin at Michigan State college football game can be heard on 1260 AM on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Vikes celebrate homecoming with a Dragon drubAlone at the top in the Small Lakeland Conference Frederic 42, Siren 0 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer FREDERIC – It was never close. The hosting Frederic Vikings exploded out of the gates on Friday, Oct. 13, for their homecoming and never allowed a single score for the visiting Siren Dragons, winning 42-0 in their final regular season game. The win also ensured the Vikings their best record in decades, with a perfect 8-0 conference mark, and hence the lone position at the conference top. Frederic was solid on both sides of the scrimmage line, driving almost at will on offense, and shutting down the otherwise formidable Dragon offense when they did threaten. The first Siren threat came after the Vikes had driven the length of the field and scored, giving the Siren offense a chance to counter, which they did. Dragon QB Eli Hinze helped his squad move deep into Viking territory before Frederic senior Waylon Buck picked off his fourth and goal pass at the 9-yard line. Buck later tossed a dandy floater to Ian Lexen, who brought it to the Dragon 17yard line, and the stage was set for a Frederic routing. Buck scored a few moments later on a squirrelly scoot, and then then Lexen recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff at the Siren 19-yard line to later set up Adam Chenal for a 6-yard scramble for pay dirt. Buck later added a bit of frosting to the cake with a 30-yard scoring interception at 6:11 in the second frame, making it 27-

Siren's Reuben Mixsooke, No. 16, is focused on taking down Frederic runner Waylon Buck. – Photos by Greg Marsten unless otherwise noted 0.

Frederic pulled another steady drive out as the half ended, culminating in another Buck score, this time from 12 yards out, giving them a 34-0 halftime lead. Halftime brought nostalgia and Viking spirit to new levels, with several members of the 1968 St. Croix Valley Conference champion team making an appearance, alongside their celebrated head coach Darryl Wikstrom, who surprised everyone with his appearance on the field, in spite of being diagnosed with ALS and wheelchair bound. “This is giving me chills,” current Viking head coach Ken Belanger said with a grin from the sidelines. “What a treat.” That spirit-filled halftime display may

Members of the conference champion 1968 Frederic football team met midfield during halftime at the homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 14.

have been a harbinger of Viking confidence to come, as they never backed off and continued to be a juggernaut on offense. Frederic refused to give in on defense, as well. They held the explosive Dragons to only occasional gains, and another Buck scoring pass, this one to Erik Stoner, turned the final minutes into running time, while the Vikes kept their end zone Dragon-free for all 48 minutes, securing a 44-0 homecoming win and tallying their perfect 8-0 conference record. The Vikes lone overall loss for the 2011 campaign came in a nail-biter to powerhouse Lake Country Lutheran one month ago in a nonconference contest. It was a sure thing for both squads to

Frederic head football coach Ken Belanger didn't try to hide his enthusiasm after putting on a conference champion T-shirt. make playoff plans, but the Vikings were poised to wear the conference champ Tshirts when the boxes were brought out moments after the win. Head coach Ken Belanger led them in the school song, and the T-shirts went on, with Belanger one of the first to pull one on. “How about that?” belanger said with a smile a mile wide. “How about that!” Both squads play in the Level 1, Division 7 playoffs this weekend. Siren goes on the road to the far northeastern corner of the state to play Florence on Saturday, while the Vikings host Lake Holcombe on Friday evening. And yes, if they both win, they would meet again at Frederic next week.

Viking players showed their joy after a resounding victory on Friday for homecoming, which also gave them a remarkable season record.

The 2011 Small Lakeland Conference champion, Frederic Vikings, have a reason to celebrate after winning their first title since 1968. – Photo by Becky Amundson








Unity boys earn playoff berth with win over Pirates Unity 42, Grantsburg 14 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – The Unity Eagles recovered from a brief winning respite in recent weeks to roll over the hosting Grantsburg Pirates on Thursday, Oct. 13, earning the Eagles a playoff berth in the process with the 42-14 gridiron win. Unity turned a solid, first-quarter drive into a 2-yard Reed Sorensen score to start at 2:20, and while they were generally able to contain the Pirates through the first quarter, the Grantsburg boys were able to convert a fourth and goal into a 3-yard Cody Benedict score midway through the second frame. They converted the extra point for a short-lived 7-6 lead. The Eagle defense was solid after that, and Sorensen took advantage as the first half wound down, slipping through the

Pirate defense for a 10-yard score and a lead they never relinquished. The second half was pretty much all Unity’s. That prowess began when Ben Bengtson broke free on a 38-yard scoring run at the 9:48 mark, with a Kyle Sorensen two-point conversion. Unity then turned a Brady Turner interception of a Pirate pass into a near score to the Grantsburg 3-yard line. Moments later, Sorensen went over on a 3-yard plunge, and then converted the deuce for a 28-7 lead with 7:52 remaining in the third quarter. Grantsburg showed signs of life in the fourth quarter, but it was maybe too little, too late. After a solid drive, Nolan Hanson hauled in a Daniel Larsen pass and scampered 30 yards for a score at the 9:38 mark, giving the Pirate fans a glimpse of life. But again the Eagles responded in kind, keeping up their pressure on the ground,

Unity head coach Dave Anderson congratulated his team after beating the Pirates, and earning a playoff berth in the process. – Photos by Greg Marsten

Pirate junior Lucas Willis tried to bust through the Eagle line.

Unity running back Kyle Sorenson (No. 21) breaks away from the Pirates for a gain.

culminating in a Kyle Sorensen 32-yard scoring run with 6:23 remaining to seal the deal. His two-point conversion was good and the Eagles kept flying away. Sorensen kept up the magic with an interception that nearly took him back across the Pirate goal line, but after carrying the ball back 44 yards, he fumbled a few yards away from pay dirt, giving teammate Oliver Raboin a rare opportunity for a score on the fumble recovery with 5:57 remaining. That would make the score 42-14, which stood as the final. Unity moved to 4-2 in conference play and 5-4 overall. The Pirates fell to an identical 4-2 Large Lakeland record, but 4-5 overall.

“This was a great way to end the regular season and set the tone for the playoffs,” Unity head coach Dave Anderson said. “The coaching staff is very proud of the way our players have continued to work hard throughout the season. We have a great group of seniors this year that have led us to the playoffs.” Grantsburg was assured a playoff spot, but Unity had to win for a second season chance. The Pirates (4-2, 4-5) will travel to Stratford (6-2, 6-3) on Friday, Oct. 21, with that game beginning at 2 p.m. Unity (4-2, 5-4) is also on the road, at Somerset (6-1, 8-1), on Friday, Oct. 21, with a 7 p.m. game start.

Pirate Lucas Willis (No. 45) sweeps left, looking for a seam.

Webster football ends season with a win Webster 21, Flambeau 6 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer WEBSTER – The Webster Tigers football team had a tough year but began the season and ended it on a high note. Their first game of the season was a nice win over Washburn/Bayfield, but after that, the Tigers suffered through six losses before ending that streak with a win that nearly knocked the Unity Eagles from playoff contention. Then on Thursday, Oct. 13, Webster finished the year with a near shutout over Flambeau, and gave themselves something to build on next year. The team ends

with an overall 3-6 record, with two conference wins. Garrett Eichman got things going for the Tigers just a couple of plays into the first drive of the game when he broke open a 29-yard touchdown run. Austin Bork also scored with 19 seconds to go in the first quarter, and the Tigers led 14-0 at the Garrett Eichman half. In the third quarter,

Webster scored when Aaron Clay hit Aaron Dietmeier on a 26-yard pass play. Webster’s defense allowed just the one score, which came with 4:18 left in the game. The senior Eichman rushed for 127 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown for the Tigers. Austin Bork, who is also a senior, had 75 yards Aaron Clay and a touchdown on seven carries and a


Aaron Dietmeier

Dietmeier led the team with 12 tackles in the game, and two assists. Eichman had 11.5 tackles, Bork, 7.5, Cliff Benjamin, seven, Josh Baer and Lance Preston each had five, Dillon Reeder, 4.5 and Anthony Dietmeier and Nathan Puttbrese each had two.








Saints host Spooner in Level 1 playoffs End with momentum in win over Clear Lake St. Croix Falls 38, Clear Lake 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – The St. Croix Falls Saints football team (5-1, 7-2) will be hosting Spooner (5-2, 7-2) this Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 4 p.m., during the Level 1 WIAA playoffs. The Saints grabbed some good momentum heading into the postseason after a crushing win over Clear Lake last Friday, Oct. 14, with key defense and an offense that was quite explosive. The Saints missed a golden opportunity in the first quarter on the opening drive when Ben Clausen threw a perfect pass that went through the hands of a teammate and that would have guaranteed a touchdown. The play would have been a 39-yard completion for a touchdown, but

Jake Rademacher hauls in a tough catch against the Warriors during the third quarter.

ABOVE: The Saints defense was relentless against Clear Lake. LEFT: Saints quarterback Ben Clausen gets pushed to the bottom of the pile after running a play. instead the Saints were forced to punt. The defense, as they did for the rest of the game, managed to keep the Warriors in check and eventually put eight points on the board with a 6-yard run by Jake Rademacher. Alex Bertram scored the two-point conversion with a run, and the Saints took the reigns from there. Clausen scored on a 1-yard run early in the second quarter on an 11-play drive by the Saints, and Bertram scored just three minutes later on a 42-yard touchdown

Alex Bertram had a big game against Clear Lake, rushing for 157 yards on 11 carries.

run. The Saints led 24-0 at the half and continued to shut out the Warriors in a solid defensive effort. They broke the game wide open early in the third quarter when Bertram scored on a 65-yard run. Bertram had 157 yards on 11 carries in the game, averaging 14.3 yards per carry.

Then in the fourth quarter, Clausen connected with Rademacher, who made a circus catch and took it 8 yards to the end zone. Rademacher rushed for 60 yards on 13 carries in the game, and Clausen completed two of seven passes for 40 yards and a score.

The Saints will have a tough test this Saturday, Oct. 22, when they take on the Spooner Rails in the Level 1 playoffs. The game starts at 4 p.m., in St. Croix Falls. – Photos by Marty Seeger

Luck football headed to Wausaukee Cards have a long drive ahead for Level 1 football playoff Luck 62, Winter 18 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer WINTER – The Luck Cardinals, (4-4, 4-5) will be traveling over 250 miles one way to the town of Wausaukee (6-1, 8-1) on Friday, Oct. 21, beginning at 6 p.m., for the Level 1, football playoffs. Although the Luck football game against the Winter Warriors will go down as an official 2-0 forfeit, the Cardinals got a bit of a warm-up to this week’s playoff game at Winter last Friday, Oct. 14. The struggling Warriors allowed the Cards to score 36 points in the first quarter alone. Hunter Wilson recorded a safety when he sacked the quarterback for the first two points of the game. Ben Kufalk scored on the Cards next drive on a 34-yard run, and Trent Strapon also scored on a 16-yard run. The Cards got another safety with 7:37 remaining in the first quarter, and Kufalk scored again on a 13-yard TD run. Evan Armour scored the final two times in the first quarter on a 44-yard interception return and a 29-yard touchdown run with 2:12 left in the quarter. Armour scored two more times in the second quarter. Once on an 18-yard run and another on an 18-yard interception return for a touchdown. Armour ended up tallying 54 yards on three carries which included two touchdowns. He had two interception returns for touchdowns and five extra points. The Cards put in their JV midway through the second quarter. Strapon scored the

Joe Christensen gets out in front to block for a teammate against Winter on Friday, Oct. 14. – Photos by Al Tomlinson

Kyle Hunter, No. 54, acts as the lead blocker for Trent Strapon, No. 7.

final touchdown of the second quarter with 5:40 remaining on a 64-yard touchdown run.

Winter did score 18 points in the second half, including a kickoff return for a touchdown.








Frederic volleyball team moving on in regional

Saints rematch with Pirates after win over Webster, Unity falls to Spring Valley Frederic 3, Lake Holcombe 2

by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LAKE HOLCOMBE – The Frederic Vikings volleyball team won their first match in WIAA regional action after defeating Lake Holcombe on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The Vikes were forced to play on the road but got a well-earned victory in five sets by scores of 25-12, 25-17, 22-25, 20-25 and 15-5. “We came out and hit hard right away,” said Vikings coach Staci Lemieux. Cori (Schmidt) and Maria (Miller) were big hitters, and Maria, Emily, (Wells) Carly (Gustafson) and Cori had some great blocks.” The Vikings had a great set to start the match and took a 2-0 set lead before dropping the next two and forcing the match to five sets. “We missed some serves in the third and fourth game that were crucial,” Lemieux said, but added that the Vikes came back strong in game five, winning 15-5. Miller led the team with 16 kills, while Schmidt had 11 and Mya Rivera added nine. Miller and Schmidt each had 13 digs, along with Rivera’s team-leading 14 digs. Lauren Domagala also had 10 digs and Kendra Mossey had seven. Autumn Schmidt had a team-leading eight serving aces and Cori Schmidt had four. The Vikings will be moving on in the regional to play the No. 1 seeded Turtle Lake Lakers this Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. St. Croix Falls 3, Webster 2 ST. CROIX FALLS – The Saints and Tigers held a close match on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the first round of regional action, and despite an edgy performance by

ABOVE LEFT: Jessica Rademacher goes up for the kill against the Tigers during a tense match in the first round of the WIAA volleyball regionals. ABOVE RIGHT: Webster’s Ashley Davis puts the ball over the net for a point in a well-executed play. The Saints will be moving on to play at Grantsburg this Thursday, Oct. 20. – Photos by Marty Seeger both teams, it was the Webster Tigers who ley Davis, eight, and Alex Holmstrom, six. the night with Carly Larson, Nikki Tichad to end their season. The Tigers fin- Tretsven also led with four digs. Christina knor and Sam Schwieger leading with six ished 5-7 in the conference but with just Weis was the assists leader with 32 and kills apiece. Gab Witzany had four and two seniors they could be a team to watch Marissa Elliott had three serving aces. Macy Hanson and April Campana added next season as they gave the Saints fits all The Saints will be moving on to Grants- two apiece. night long, winning two of the five sets, burg to take on the Pirates Thursday, Oct. Larson had five block assists, which was but the Saints prevailed by scores of 25-20, 20, beginning at 7 p.m. The Saints lost the big according to the coach, since that has 14-25, 26-24, 15-24 and 15-12. previous two matches to Grantsburg in been a bit of a weakness for the Pirates The Tigers led much of the way in the the regular season, but the Saints gave this season. Witzany had three, Ticknor, first set and held a 15-9 edge before the them a battle both times. two and Stacey McKenzie added one. Sam Saints stormed back to tie it at 20 apiece. Schwieger also recorded a solo block. They took the game the rest of the way, Grace Corbin also had six aces, Ticknor Grantsburg 3, Glenwood City 0 scoring seven unanswered points for the GRANTSBURG – The Grantsburg Pi- had five, Witzany and Roberts each had win. The Tigers managed to take game rates won easily during their first round two and Ruth Ann Pedersen and Jen two handily, and led much of the way of regionals over the Hilltoppers of Glen- Schwieger had one apiece. Allaman-Johnagain in game three, but again, the Saints wood City, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, by scores son was also pleased with setter Kylie came back, tying the game at 15. It seemed of 25-3, 25-11 and 25-7. They will be host- Pewe. that once the Saints were able to grab the ing the Saints in the second round on “Kylie’s setting was very effective lead, they never surrendered it. Webster Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. tonight and we covered the court well,” managed to make it a game late, but the “It was a nice win for the Pirates and all she said. Saints held on. Webster won game four 14 rostered players contributed on the handily, but they couldn’t carry that mo- court, including Wendy (Roberts) and Jen Spring Valley 3, Unity 0 mentum into the fifth game. SPRING VALLEY – The Unity Eagles (Schwieger), promoted from JV. Both playRaelyn Tretsven led the Tigers with 18 ers showed poise and confidence,” Pirates volleyball season came to an end on Tueskills, followed by Amber Davis, nine, Ash- coach Deb Allaman-Johnson said. “Glen- day, Oct. 18, with a loss to the No. 3 wood City had some tough servers, so it seeded Spring Valley Cardinals. The Eawas a good thing we stayed on the attack gles lost by scores of 25-22, 25-14 and 2513, and finished the season with five wins most of the night.” The Pirates went virtually error free on and seven losses in conference play.

Kylie Pewe and Carly Larson go up for a block against the Hilltoppers during a three set sweep on Tuesday, Oct. 18. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Pirates head coach, Deb Allaman-Johnson is all smiles during a quality win in the first round of regionals.

Cross-country teams get a warm-up to sectionals D3 travels to Solon Springs, D2 headed to Barron this week by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – St. Croix Falls held a warm-up of sorts for four area crosscountry teams on Monday, Oct. 17. The sectional meets for teams all across the state will be taking place this Friday or Saturday, Oct. 21-22. The St. Croix Falls and Unity/Luck

cross-country teams are heading to Barron on Friday, Oct. 21, for the Division 2 sectional meet. The course, which is at the Barron High School, opens at 2 p.m., with the girls race beginning at 4 p.m., and the boys race to follow at 4:45 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow shortly afterward. Grantsburg and Webster are heading to the Division 3 sectional in Solon Springs on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Hidden Greens Golf Course. Warm-ups for the race begin at 10:30 a.m. The girls race begins at 12:15 p.m., and the boys race will begin at 1 p.m. In St. Croix Falls on Monday, it looks as though the Lady Saints are ready for sectional competition. The team tied for first overall but the event came down to a

sixth-runner tie-breaker, so the Saints finished second in the standings. “All the girls ran great races for our home meet. They came in as the tightest pack I’ve seen yet from them. Becky Thayer ran a smart race, drafting her Cameron competitors for most of the race. With less than a 400 to go, Becky had to make a decision, pass the girl who she was basically running on the heels of, or just run the last bit of the race comfortably. She chose to go hard and earned herself second-place bragging rights. It was a spectacular finish to watch and a smart race on her behalf,” said coach Jennifer Clemins. “To see all the girls finish in the top half of the crowd was wonderful. I am look-

ing forward to seeing what these girls do at sectionals on Friday,” said Clemins. The Saints boys placed second overall behind first-place Grantsburg, who will no doubt eye the sectional as their chance to make a run to the top. Clemins said both Henry Klein, who took fifth overall, and Alex Frey, second overall, will be the ones to watch in sectionals in Division 2. The Pirates team, will no doubt be the ones to watch in D3. Grantsburg’s Kyle Roberts was first in the overall standings with a time of 17:38, followed by Jacob Ohnstad, second, Zack Arnold, sixth, Daniel Biorn, seventh, Brendan Kutz, ninth, Richard Schneider, 14th and Erland Olson, 15th.








Cyclocross returns to Centuria Combining heavyduty bikes with an apple orchard makes for pure excitement by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer CENTURIA – The Baker Apple Orchard was transformed into a unique venue on Saturday, Oct. 15, as hundreds of folks descended upon the orchard to ride their bikes competitively across rough terrain, up hills, across grassy knolls and beside trees brimming with ripe fruit, only to pedal through a new sandpit obstacle and then having to carry their rigs over walls and even ride up and through a vintage barn as part of the third-annual Baker Orchard Cyclocross. For the masses unclear of what cyclocross means, longtime fan and biking enthusiast William F. Johnson of Frederic put it this way: “It’s a combination of road cycling and mountain biking. Essentially, road bikes with knobby tires. Fairly flat courses, with obstacles that require the riders to dismount and carry their bikes for short periods of time.”

Dad Dave Fetters of Minneapolis gets a good-luck kiss from his 8-month-old son, Enzo, as Fetters takes off in a cyclocross bike race on Saturday near Centuria. The event started early and went most of the day, with several classes of races for newbies, kids and elite competitors, as well. They had participants from several states for the short-course circuits, which run as long as 45 minutes across the grueling terrain, which several of the riders noted was quite rough, “In a good way,” stated one woman just after her race. Johnson noted that while the event is fairly new to Polk County, it continues to gain popularity and fans, as well as sponsors. “It’s hugely popular in Europe, where the spectators drink massive quantities of beer, eat pounds of french fries with mayo, and party like it’s never going to end,” Johnson pitched. “Centuria, maybe not so much.” But he’s right. It’s different, entertaining, and the orchard no doubt makes for a challenging course, with obstacles that include rocks, walls, gates, trees, fences and

of course, broken-down or slower riders. Lots of slower riders. Track announcer Jim Cullen gave a vivid play-by-play throughout the day, and later recapped the winners in the upper categories on the Minnesota Cycling Federation Web site,, noting that Adam Bergman took his third consecutive cross win at the Baker Orchard race to remain undefeated. “Bergman did so in dominating fashion, breaking away less than halfway into the elite men’s race, increasing his lead all the way, to finish 50 seconds clear of secondplace finisher Matt Peterson ... Adam Froemming finished third,” Cullen stated. “Jeanne Fleck took victory in the wellcontested elite women’s race,” he wrote. “Fleck bobbled early in the race, but that didn’t stop her from chasing back, and winning just in front of Bianca Bergman. Linda Sone finished a close third place after racing earlier in the men’s Category 3 race.” In the Masters 35-plus category, Mike Benno took the checkered flag, followed by Chris Smith, and Jay “Hollywood” Henderson, respectively. In the elite men’s category, Doug Swanson took control early, getting chased by Adam Bergman and Pat Lemieux. Bergman later rolled into a solo lead, with a chase forming behind him for the second spot on the podium. “Bergman rolled to an easy win, with Matt Peterson finishing a solid second,” Cullen stated, with Benno finishing third overall. The women’s elite category was a tight, four-way battle for the top spot between Fleck, Bergman, Sone and Terra James. The lead traded places several times, with various equipment and obstacle issues surfacing between the four riders. Ultimately, Fleck won in the final sprint, with Bergman second, Sone third and James finishing a titch back at fourth. “All four ladies finished less than 30 seconds apart,” Cullen noted, and the cheers confirmed. Next year, somebody should bring french fries and mayonnaise.

The start for the kids race was pretty exciting. – Photos by Greg Marsten

ABOVE: There was a bit of a bottleneck as the women went over the walls. BELOW: Obstacles meant not only carrying your bike over the walls, but also getting back on them gracefully for a fast getaway.

Riding through the barn is a unique part of the course.





Corn Cob 5K held in Grants-

Nearly 100 runners of all ages participated in the Bont Chiropractic Corn Cob Fest 5K on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Grantsburg. At least 75 of the competitors finished in under an hour, and $1,000 was donated to the Grantsburg Rotary Club from the proceeds of the race. Complete race results can be found on the Bont Chiropractic Web site at – Photo submitted

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Sunday Afternoon Youth Games Standings: The Dogs 15, The Bowlers 14.5, Gears of War 12.5, The Girls 9, The Strikers 8, Team Hambone 7.5, The North 7, Hi There 6.5. Boys games: Jordan Bazey (TB) 203, Kyle Hunter (TB) 192, Charlie Lindberg (GOW) 177. Boys series: Jordan Bazey (TB) 559, Charlie Lindberg (GOW) & Kyle Hunter (TB) 499. Girls games: Avery Steen (TG) 206, Corissa Schmidt (TG) 165, Julia Owens (HT) 151. Girls series: Avery Steen (TG) 558, Corissa Schmidt (TG) 435, Lauren Domagala 398. Team games: The Girls 512, The Bowlers 505, Gears of War 474. Team series: The Bowlers 1493, The Girls 1391, Gears of War 1329. Sunday Night I No-Tap Mixed Standings: Knaubers 10, Jeff’s Team 8, Chuck’s Team 7, Happy Campers 6, Long Shots 6, Late Comers 5, No Names 3, Packer Backers 2. Men’s games: Len Knauber (K) 297 & 280, Chuck Kruze (CT) 231. Men’s series: Len Knauber (K) 753, Chuck Kruse (CT) 616, Jeff Cummings (JT) 598. Women’s games: Judy Bainbridge (LC) 202, Jan Kruze (JT) 197, Wendy Knauber (K) 196. Women’s series: Jan Kruze (CT) 562, Yvonne Snyder (HC) 518, Wendy Knauber (K) 516. Team games: Knaubers 812, Chuck’s Team 777, Knaubers 773. Team series: Chuck’s Team 2213, Knaubers 2212, Late Comers 1993. Monday Afternoon Senior Mixed Standings: Eagles 14, Swans 11, Bears 10, Hummingbirds 10, Badgers 9, Vultures 6.5, Night Hawks 6. Men’s games (Handicap): Steven Holt (HB) 213, Tom Johnson (NH) 210, Duane Doolittle (V) 209. Men’s series (Handicap): Duane Doolittle (V) 598, Steven Holt (HB) 571, Dennis Bohn (NH) 563. Women’s games (Handicap): Pearl Noble (Bears) 220, Mary Young (HB) 213, Marge Traun (Bears) 208. Women’s series (Handicap): Jackie Giller 557, Mary Young (HB) 555, Marge Traun (Bears) 548. Team games (Handicap): Night Hawks 805, Hummingbirds 782, Bears 735. Team series (Handicap): Hummingbirds 2189, Eagles 2076, Night Hawks 2058. Tuesday Classic Standings: Great Northern Outdoors 54, House of Wood 51, Bottle Shop 42, Yellow Lake Lodge 39.5, Frandsen Bank & Trust 23, Pioneer Bar 21.5. Individual games: Ed Bitler 255, Dale Frandsen 224, Maynard Stevens 222. Individual series: Ed Bitler 658, Gene Ackland 631, Maynard Stevens 606. Team games: Great Northern Outdoors 619, Bottle Shop 596, House of Wood 580. Team series: Bottle Shop 1712, Great Northern Outdoors 1692, House of Wood 1660. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Ed Bitler 255 = 7x. Games 50 or more above average: Maynard Stevens 222 (+50).

Wednesday Night Early Men’s Standings: Daeffler’s Quality Meats 19, Pioneer Bar 15, Cummings Lumber 14, Skol Bar 13, Larsen Auto Center 12, Lewis Silo 11, A-1 Machine 11, Bye Team 1. Individual games: Gene Ruhn (SB) 249, Buck Hanson (PB) 242, Chris Rowell (PB) 241. Individual series: Buck Hanson (PB) 694, Mark Bohn (SB) 617, Gene Ruhn (SB) 596. Team games: Skol Bar 990, Pioneer Bar 975, A-1 Machine 928. Team series: Skol Bar 2778, Pioneer Bar 2682, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 2583. Thursday Early Standings: Kinetico 48.5, Red Iron Studios 46.5, Fab Four 41, Hell Raisers 40, Wikstrom Construction 37, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 35, Grindell Law Offices 34.5, American Family Siren 29.5. Individual games: Mark Bohn (FF) 248, Don McKinney (FF) 239, Travis McKenzie (K) 234. Individual series: Mark Bohn (FF) 681, Don McKinney (FF) 643, Blake Douglas (GLO) 581. Team games: Fab Four 695, American Family Siren 599, Grindell Law Offices 566. Team series: Fab Four 1879, American Family Siren 1706, Grindell Law Offices 1653. Games 50 or more above average: Travis McKenzie 234 (+112); Don McKinney 239 (+55); Mark Bohn 248 (+59). Series 100 or more above average: Travis McKenzie 537 (+171). Splits converted: 3-10: Jim Wickstrom, Ed Bitler. 5-7: Bert Meyer. Thursday Late Standings: Hansen Farms Inc. 16, Fisk Trucking 15, Hog Wild BBQ & Grill 12, Stotz & Company 5. Men’s games: Eugene Wynn Jr. 234, Richard Coen 211, Eugene Wynn Sr. 210. Men’s series: Eugene Wynn Jr. 619, Oliver Baillargeon 586, Eugene Wynn Sr. 581. Women’s games: Heather Wynn 181, Rita Frandsen 165. Women’s series: Heather Wynn 461, Rita Frandsen 438. Team games: Hansen Farms Inc. 985, Hog Wild BBQ & Grill 812, Stotz & Company 787. Team series: Hansen Farms Inc. 2751, Hog Wild BBQ & Grill 2305, Stotz & Company 2269. Friday Night Ladies Standings: Pin Heads 30.5, Junque Art 28.5, The Leader 25.5, SKM 21, Frederic Design 20.5, Pioneer Bar 20, Meyer’s Plus 16. Women’s games: Karen Carlson 198, Tammy Lindberg 184, Pat Traun 181. Women’s series: Karen Carlson 586, Pat Traun 510, Dorothy Barfknecht 499. Team games: Junque Art 640, Pin Heads 622, The Leader 560. Team series: Junque Art 1858, Pin Heads 1796, The Leader 1616. Splits converted: 5-4-7: Sheila Hanson.

Monday Night Madness Standings: Mishaps 25, McKenzie Lanes 24, Alleycats 17, Eagle Lounge 16, Bogus Punkins 8, Bye 6. Individual games: Barbara Benson 187, Tabby Peltier 167, Debbie Swanson 160. Individual series: Barbara Benson 523,


Corn Cob 5K Top 25 Results Name




Richie Peterkin Tammi Braund Matthew LaMirande Michael Highland Maurice Henderson Meghan Preissing Heidi Rusch Mike Braund Angela Gaffney Nate McKinley Trevor LaMirande Gracie Gerbert Glenn Schrefels Kelli Eklof Val Jorgenson Robb Highland Bud Fetterley Steve Meyer Kelly Gerber Emily Ovik Damon Roberts Melissa Johnson Pam Engen Kevin Karge Lisa McKinley

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McKenzie Lanes



Debbie Swanson 475, Cathy Albrecht 444. Team games (Handicap): Bogus Punkins 636, Alleycats 624. Team series (Handicap): Mishaps 1787, Bogus Punkins 1781. Monday Night Ladies Standings: Wolf Creek Log Furn. 59, Frederic Truck & Tractor 53.5, Edina Divas 52, Alyeska Contracting 47.5, Milltown Appliance 45, Metal Products 37, McKenzie Lanes 31, Bye 13. Individual games: Allison Magner 214, Jane Smith 202, Shirley Wilson 188. Individual series: Allison Magner 585, Shirley Wilson 520, Jane Smith 518. Team games (Handicap): Frederic Truck & Tractor 872. Team series (Handicap): Frederic Truck & Tractor 2607. Tuesday Early Mixed Standings: Lane Crashers 20.5, Lemon Heads 13, 1 Pin Short 12.5, What the Ek 10. Women’s games: Brenda Lehmann 165, Jill Behnke 161, Amy Ahlgren 147. Women’s series: Brenda Lehmann 409, Jill Behnke 388, Amy Ahlgren 376. Men’s games: Erv Lehmann 203, Gilbert Berg 203, Kevin Ek 188. Men’s series: Erv Lehmann 531, Kevin Ek 515, Gilbert Berg 498. Team games: Lemon Heads 475. Team series: Lemon Heads 1316. Tuesday Women’s Standings: Gutter Dusters 64, Tomlinson Insurance 63, Custom Outfitter 60, Kassel Tap 47.5, Country Gals 45, LC’s Gals 44.5, Hauge Dental 43, Trap Rock 41. Individual games: Lois Swenson 225, Denise Donaghue 204, Linda Goulet & Kathy Braund 184. Individual series: Lois Swenson 575, Kathy Braund 509, Linda Goulet 493. Team games (Handicap): Hauge Dental 825, Custom Outfitter 815, Tomlinson Insurance 804. Team series (Handicap): Hauge Dental 2384, Custom Outfitter 2370, Tomlinson Insurance 2347. Tuesday Night Men’s Standings: The Cobbler Shop 69.5, McKenzie Lanes 66, Nel-Lo-Hill Farm 63.5, The Dugout 62.5, Dream Lawn 59.5, Centurview Park 58.5, Hack’s Pub 51.5, Steve’s Appliance 49. Individual games: Rick Fox 252, Mike Runberg 242, Darren McKenzie 230. Individual series: Darren McKenzie 650, Rick Fox 644, Ken Williams 615. Team games (Handicap): Dream Lawn 1184. Team series (Handicap): The Dugout 3413.

R E S U LT S Wednesday Early League Standings: Suzie Q’s 32, Hack’s Pub 26, Amrhien Painting 22, Gerhman Auto Body 20, Cutting Edge 20, Top Spot 16, Holiday StationStore 16, Bye 8. Men’s games: Joe Jerrick 212, Brad Hacker 209, Merlin Fox & Mike Welling 200. Men’s series: Brad Hacker 552, Merlin Fox 550, Mike Welling 528. Women’s games: Dixie Runberg 163, Patty Walker 162, Jeanne Kizer 160. Women’s series: Jeanne Kizer 456, Shirley Ince 423, Justine Melin 423. Team games (Handicap): Suzie Q’s 665. Team series (Handicap): Suzie Q’s 1946. Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: McKenzie Lanes 32, Tiger Express 28, Edina Realty 28, Harvest Moon 26, Dalles Electricians 24, Reed’s Marina 24, Hanjo Farms 16, Davy’s Constuction 14. Individual games: Mike Welling 236, Gordy Johnson 235, Darren McKenzie 234. Individual series: Gordy Johnson 632, Carl Hetfeld 628, Jason Schultz 627. Team games (Handicap): Edina Realty 1033, Harvest Moon 970. Team series (Handicap): Edina Realty 2884, Tiger Express 2876. Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Hauge Dental 78, Hack’s Pub 73, Bont Chiropractic 64.5, Cutting Edge Pro 61, KJ’s 57.5, Truhlson Chiropractic 53.5, RiverBank 47, Eagle Valley Bank 45.5. Individual games: Paula Foerst 221, Denise Donaghue 213, Jane Smith 196. Individual series: Jane Smith 537, Michelle Helsing 526, Paula Foerst 510. Team games: Hauge Dental 786, Hack’s Pub 782, RiverBank 764. Team series: Hauge Dental 2252, Hack’s Pub 2243, RiverBank 2205.

Black & Orange

Early Birds Standings: The Tap 15.5-4.5, Yellow River Saloon 10.5-9.5, Gandy Dancer Saloon 7.5-12.5, Black & Orange 6.5-13.5. Individual games: Marcy Viebrock (B&O) 189, Kay Casey (YRS) 185, Rosie Pumper (GDS) 173. Individual series: Marcy Viebrock (B&O) 526, Kay Casey (YRS) 460, Joan JavaHahr (GDS) 422. Team games: Gandy Dancer Saloon 911, Yellow River Saloon 859, The Tap 843. Team series: Gandy Dancer Saloon 2523, Yellow River Saloon 2438, Black & Orange 2391. Games 50 or more above average: Rosie Pumper 173 (+63); Kay Casey 185 (+50). Monday Night Standings: Black & Orange 11-5, Glass & Mirror Works 10-6, Larry’s LP 8-8, Vacant 3-13. Individual games: Mike Zajac (G&MW) 215, Art Bliven (L) 211, Vern Nottom (B&O) 209. Individual series: Art Bliven (L) 541, Vern Nottom (B&O) 534, Mike Zajac (G&MW) 533. Team games: Glass & Mirror Works 959, Black & Orange 927, Larry’s LP 860. Team series: Black & Orange 2705, Glass & Mirror Works 2678, Larry’s LP 2502. Games 50 or more above average: Vern Nottom 209 (+55); Mike Zajac 215 (+52).

TNT Standings: Flower Power 18-6, Larry’s LP 14-10, Cashco 12-12, Vacant 4-20. Individual games: Vicki Tollander (C) 200, Jennifer Kern (L) 189, Sue Eytcheson (FP) 187. Individual series: Jennifer Kern (L) 480, Vicki Tollander (C) 475, Sue Eytcheson (FP) 450. Team games: Cashco 874, Flower Power 855, Larry’s LP 793. Team series: Flower Power 2514, Cashco 2447, Larry’s LP 2344. Games 50 or more above average: Vicki Tollander 202 (+53). Wednesday Night Mens Standings: Cashco 8-4, Black & Orange 7.5-8.5, Zia Louisa’s 6.5-9.5, Pheasant Inn 6-10, Lions 6-6, 10th Hole 6-2. Individual games: Ed Phelps (ZL) 223, Chris Johnson (PI) 200, Larry Johnson (L) 198. Individual series: Larry Johnson (L) 559, Gene Ackland (ZL) 551, Ed Phelps (ZL) 542. Team games: Lions 1015, Zia Louisa’s 965, Pheasant Inn 929. Team series: Lions 2905, Zia Louisa’s 2696, Cashco 2592. Games 50 or more above average: Ed Phelps 223 (+71); Norm Bickford 174 (+59); Larry Johnson 198 (+54). Series 100 or more above average: Larry Johnson 559 (+127). Early Risers Standings: A+ Sanitation 15-9, Gandy Dancer 15-9, Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 11-13, 10th Hole 7-17. Individual games: Janice Carlson (GNHD) 203, Lorene Breingan (GD) 171, Pam Dildine (10th) 170. Individual series: Janice Carlson (GNHD) 466, Pam Dildine (10th) 454, Donna Crain (GD) 424. Team games: Gandy Dancer 707, A+ Sanitation 663, Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 651. Team series: A+ Sanitation 1956, Gandy Dancer 1939, 10th Hole 1875. Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Webster Motel 14-6, Dolls w/ Balls 11-9, Pour House 10-10, Rollettes 515. Individual games: Jackie Churchill (DW/B) 172, Shaurette Reynolds (DW/B) 161, Daphne Churchill (DW/B) 154. Individual series: Jackie Churchill (DW/B) 496, Shaurette Reynolds (DW/B) 437, Daphne Churchill (DW/B) 419. Team games: Dolls w/ Balls 681, Pour House 647, Rollettes 610. Team series: Dolls w/ Balls 1979, Rollettes 1807, Webster Motel 1789.

Denny’s Downtown Lanes

Sunday Afternoon Mixed Standings: Redneck Coon Hunters 35, Team Siren 28, Spare Us 21, George’s Angels 19, Blind 16, The Pacifiers 7. Women’s games: “Trouble” Barfknecht 170, Ernie Meyer 143, Austin Otis 137. Women’s series: “Trouble” Barfknecht 441, Ernie Meyer 388, Sue DeMarre 353. Men’s games: Jim Loomis 204, Isaac Jewell 169, Scott Lamphere 168. Men’s series: Jim Loomis 512, Issac Jewell 461, Scott Lamphere 447. Team games: Spare Us 447, George’s Angels 425, Redneck Coon Hunters 414. Team series: Spare Us 1232, George’s Angels 1202, Redneck Coon Hunters 1181.




The magic is back A huge crowd was on hand to observe the Frederic Vikings place the finishing touches on the much-ballyhooed first conference football crown since 1968 with a comfortable homecoming win over Siren last Friday night (see THE SPORTS coverage elsewhere on these pages). And what a thrill it was to see the group of legends from that 1968 FHS team on the 50-yard line for a halftime ceremony. Head coach Darryl Wikstrom and assistant Tom Funne were also on the field.

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It’s unfortunate that the ingenious idea of the championship reunion wasn’t fully formulated and coordinated until it was a bit too late for some other old-timers from that team to make the scene. A quick check of the WIAA bracket indicates the Vikes have an excellent shot at playing into at least the third level of state playoff competition, starting with Friday’s probable home-field cakewalk versus Lake Holcombe. Other Leader Land teams forced to wear traveling shoes The Large Lakeland champion St. Croix Falls Saints earned the privilege of hosting a strong Spooner squad in the opening round of playoff action but all other Leader Land squads will be hitting the road. Siren fans will probably need to consult their Rand-McNally road atlas or in order to find the quickest route to Florence (yes, that’s in Wisconsin) in order to watch the Dragons play Saturday afternoon. The game is at 4



p.m. This sounds like a great road-trip opportunity for fans of the “green wave.” Who’s driving? Meanwhile, Grantsburg travels to distant and tradition-rich Stratford while Luck will claim the “road warrior” award with their half-day journey to Wausaukee. Of course, most Cardinal fans will be able to find their way to Wausaukee since it was the boyhood home of consensus Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association hall-of-famer and local girls basketball coaching legend Marty Messar.

overcome a series of nagging football injuries and make Anderson look like a prophet?

A month away from hoops The biting northwest wind and a sky that spit raindrops, which weren’t far from being snowflakes, on Tuesday had a few folks thinking about basketball. Some pundits – including local multimedia personality Downtown Denny Anderson – are on record predicting that Siren will win the West Lakeland boys basketball crown. Can the Dragons

Schmidt hits the Star-Tribune Yes, that was 2007 Frederic High School grad and current Bemidji State Beavers gridder Captain Jake Schmidt who was featured in an article by StarTrib writer Rachel Blount in last Sunday’s Minneapolis paper.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree A former Frederic student who now attends the University of Minnesota made it back home in time to make the scene at the FHS gridiron just before halftime of last Friday’s game. Upon arrival she glanced at the scoreboard, did a double take, then said: “Thirty-four to zero in the second quarter? This is like being at a Gophers game.” (Ouch!)

Pepsi NFL Pass, Punt and Kick sectionals held in Siren LEFT: Over 60 youths participated in the Pepsi NFL Pass, Punt and Kick competition held at the Siren Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 15. The first-place finishers are now waiting for a call from the NFL to see if they advance to Lambeau Field on Sunday, Dec. 11. Several area youth finished strong, including Raegan Sorenson of Centuria, (far left) who took first place in the 8 to 9 age group. Also pictured are Molly Kahl of Turtle Lake, (center) who took second and Makayla Corton of Rice Lake, who took third. Complete results can be found at RIGHT: Pictured (L to R): Carsen Stenberg of Balsam Lake placed first in age 8 to 9, while Leif Iverson of Bloomer took second and Dakota Herrmann of Glen Flora was third. – Photos submitted


Small Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall Frederic Vikings 8-0 8-1 Northwood/Solon Springs 7-1 8-1 Shell Lake Lakers 6-2 6-2 Turtle Lake Lakers 4-4 5-4 Siren Dragons 4-4 5-4 Luck Cardinals 4-4 4-5 Birchwood Bobcats 2-6 2-6 Bruce Red Raiders 1-7 1-7 Winter Warriors 0-8 0-9 Scores Friday, October 14 Frederic 42, Siren 0 Luck 2, Winter 0 Upcoming Friday, October 21 (First Round Playoffs) 6 p.m. Luck at Wausaukee 7 p.m. Lake Holcombe at Frederic Saturday, October 22 (First Round Playoffs) 4 p.m. Siren at Florence


Large Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall St. Croix Falls Saints 5-1 7-2 Cameron Comets 4-2 6-3 Unity Eagles 4-2 5-4 Grantsburg Pirates 4-2 4-5 Webster Tigers 2-4 3-6 Flambeau Falcons 1-5 4-5 Clear Lake Warriors 1-5 2-7 Scores Thursday, October 13 Unity 42, Grantsburg 14 Webster 21, Flambeau 6 Friday, October 14 St. Croix Falls 38, Clear Lake 0 Upcoming Friday, October 21 (First Round Playoffs) 7 p.m. Unity at Somerset Saturday, October 22 (First Round Playoffs) 2 p.m. Grantsburg at Stratford 4 p.m. Spooner at St. Croix Falls


West Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall Grantsburg Pirates 12-0 28-1 Luck Cardinals 10-2 24-6 St. Croix Falls Saints 7-5 11-15 Webster Tigers 5-7 8-9 Unity Eagles 5-7 9-12 Frederic Vikings 3-9 7-13 Siren Dragons 0-12 1-14 Scores Friday, October 14 Luck 3, Webster 0 Saturday, October 15 Grantsburg 2, Fall Creek 0 Grantsburg 2, Bloomer 0 Grantsburg 2, Barron 0 Grantsburg 2, Colfax 0 Cameron 2, Grantsburg 1 Tuesday, October 18 (1st Round Regional) Grantsburg 3, Glenwood City 0 Frederic 3, Lake Holcombe 2 Luck 2, Prairie Farm 0 St. Croix Falls 3, Webster 2 Siren 3, South Shore 2 Spring Valley 3, Unity 0 Upcoming Thursday, October 20 (Regional Semifinal) 7 p.m. Siren at Bayfield Frederic at Turtle Lake Clayton at Luck St. Croix Falls at Grantsburg


Upcoming Friday, October 21 (Division 2 Sectional) 4 p.m. St. Croix Falls & Unity/Luck at Barron Saturday, October 22 (Division 3 Sectional) 12:15 p.m. Grantsburg & Webster at Solon Springs Saturday, October 29 (State Meet) 11 a.m. at Ridges Golf Course, Wisconsin Rapids

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ABOVE: From (L to R): Taylor Lehner of Centuria took first, Elle Emery of Siren took second and Carleigh of Beldenville placed third in age 10 to 11. BELOW: Jenna Curtis of Webster took first place in the age 12 to 13 group. She is pictured with Mikalay Stai of Menomonie, (center) who took second, and Ashley Stryker of Balsam Lake, who took third.

Despite two glaring missteps last week, the Prediction King still produced a 5-2 record, which kept his seasonal mark at 75 percent (47-16). This week’s games: Spooner 27, St. Croix Falls 12 – Spooner blows past the host Saints in a minor upset. Somerset 42, Unity 6 – The Spartans always seem to reach their peak at playoff time.



Stratford 28, Grantsburg 7 – A strange, roller-coaster Pirate season fizzles to its end. Spring Valley 35, Northwood/Solon Springs 14 – Few can deny that overall the Dunn-St. Croix conference totally outclassed the Lakeland this year. Frederic 31, Lake Holcombe 12 – The well-oiled Viking machine will roll past the Chieftains. Wausaukee 27, Luck 14 – The Cards turn in a game effort but fall short. Siren 22, Florence 21 – The Bobcats began the season at 1-4 and a healthy Dragon squad will prevail. The Swami answers all e-mails and can be reached at




Hunters may harvest deer with tags and collars Wisconsin wildlife researchers ask for basic, valuable information in return MADISON — Wildlife researchers are looking for assistance from Wisconsin hunters who may harvest any of the more than 335 white-tailed deer marked with ear tags and radio collars during the archery and gun deer seasons. The researches say hunters help may play a role in how Wisconsin’s whitetailed deer herd is managed for generations to come. That’s a big impact for help that may take each hunter who harvests a marked deer only a few minutes to provide. “These deer were marked back in January as part of a study to better understand how long deer live and how they die,” said Chris Jacques, a research scientist with the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Science Services. “Hunters are free to harvest these marked deer. And if they do, we would like some basic information that shouldn’t take more than a minute to provide.”

Requested information about marked deer include: • Ear tag or radio collar number; • How, when and where the animal

died or was harvested; and, • The hunter’s phone number, complete with area code. Hunters are being asked to call Jacques at 608-221-6358 to report this information. Jacques and his colleagues marked the deer in the northern counties of Rusk, Sawyer and Price, and the east central counties of Shawano, Waupaca and Outagamie 10 months ago as part of the buck mortality study sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Stevens Point campuses, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, Wildlife Restoration, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Whitetails Unlimited, Applied Population Laboratory, Menn Law Firm and private donations from Wisconsin citizens. “To date, we have not heard from any hunters who may have harvested a tagged deer,” Jacques said. “I do want to stress that you should treat these deer like any other you might see. They may be harvested, but the information that hunters provide is important to the future of our deer herd.” Jacques says researchers are monitoring weekly survival status of radio-collared deer across east central Wisconsin, including 42 adult males, 32 adult females, and 33 fawns. In the northern counties, researchers are monitoring the survival status of 44 adult males, 30 adult females and 11 fawns. While the DNR uses a deer population

modeling system built upon sound science and data, Jacques says challenges remain. “Years ago, the presence of predators of deer wasn’t an unusual issue. However, that’s changed today as predator populations across Wisconsin are expanding and deer are sought by more than just the orange-clad hunters,” Jacques says. “Not only is this a wildlife issue, it is an economic issue – Wisconsin’s tourism relies upon its healthy and abundant natural resources. Deer-hunting season is part of that tourism industry, not to mention the heritage of the state. Our deer hunters have expressed concerns about the impact that predation may be having on deer population growth and recruitment rates across the state – they can be rest assured that the department is listening to their concerns and trying to better understand predation impacts with our ongoing collaborative research.” And this is where the hunters come in, Jacques says. “There is no way we will be successful in our deer herd management without the hunters’ participation,” Jacques says, “and the research partners who make it possible for us to increase our ability to gather this key information.” – from the DNR

October bow buck

John Dahlberg of Grantsburg shot this nice 9-point buck while bowhunting near the Grantsburg area on Friday evening, Oct. 14. The buck weighed 207 pounds. – Photo submitted

Survey looks at why anglers stopped fishing for trout MADISON — More than 800 anglers who haven’t fished for inland trout the past three years will have a chance to tell the state why they’ve hung up their fly rods and spin-casting rods and are no longer seeking the wily trout in Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources mailed out surveys earlier this month to more than 800 randomly picked fishing license holders who had once been trout anglers but who had not bought a trout stamp that would allow them to fish for trout in Wisconsin’s inland waters since 2008. “What we’re trying to find out is what are the reasons that people are no longer fishing and is there anything we can do about that,” says Marty Engel, a Department of Natural Resources fisheries biolo-

gist stationed in Baldwin. “Obviously, angler retention is as important to us as any business. We want to know what the reasons are, and if there is anything we can do to address things like access or regulations, or anything else under our control.” The survey is part of Wisconsin’s ongoing review of inland trout fishing. Participants at public meetings last spring got to tell DNR fish biologists what they like about trout fishing now and what they think could be improved. Meeting participants also filled out a survey to give more specific feedback on all aspects of trout fishing and management in Wisconsin, and nearly 2,000 completed the same survey online. A second mail survey will go out later this fall to randomly selected trout an-

glers. DNR researchers are using results from the previous surveys available at the public meetings and online to help finetune the questions for the mail survey, which also will ask about angler effort, catch and harvest. Jordan Petchenik, a DNR social researcher, is working with trout researchers on the survey that seeks to find out why once-avid anglers quit. Petchenik worked with DNR’s licensing staff to run a query of the automated licensing system to see how many people bought a trout stamp for every year 20042008 but stopped buying the stamp after 2008. That total was 2, 268. Those people received a letter to verify their address was still current. The survey design called for 800 of them to get a survey in the mail to fill out and return. The surveys were

mailed out the second week of October. “We know that the people who dropped out for the last three years had been dedicated trout anglers at one time because they had purchased trout stamps for five consecutive years,” Petchenik says. Results from the mail survey of anglers who have fallen away from the sport in Wisconsin won’t be available until the end of the year, he says. Engel hopes the results will offer DNR important insights into trout fishing and trout management, and how DNR can work to improve both. “It’s been more than 20 years since we surveyed trout anglers, and I don’t think we’ve ever surveyed people who hung it up to find out why they did or what we can do to get them back.” – from the DNR

Successful youth hunters from early October hunt

Tyler Ingram, 12, of Osceola shot his first buck, a spike just south of Osceola, during the youth deer hunt on Sunday, Oct. 9. – Photo submitted

Cameron Williams took a doe during the youth hunt in early October. – Photo from Clam Falls Bar and Grill

Jaden Neary shot a one-horned buck during the youth hunt. – Photo from Clam Falls Bar and Grill

Tyler Kozial harvested a wide 7-point buck during the October youth deer hunt. – Photo from Clam Falls Bar and Grill


Prescription-drug theft is a big concern for legitimate drug users and for law enforcement by Nancy Jappe Leader staff reporter SIREN - Prescription drug/narcotic theft is a growing problem for law enforcement these days. But what about for the victim of such a theft, the sick person who depends on those drugs to make it through the day? One such victim contacted this reporter with the request that she be allowed to tell her side of the story. She was the victim of a theft on the first day that she had left her windows wide open, and someone, she thinks a neighbor youth, got inside and raided her medical-supplies drawer. This woman, who prefers to remain nameless, didn’t know exactly what prescription drugs she had, and at first she wasn’t even aware that a theft had taken place. “I was like a drug addict,” she admitted. But she had signed a drug con-

tract that limited the access she had to drug refills. After the theft, she contacted her doctor’s office to tell them about the theft situation. This was when she found out that her prescriptions couldn’t be refilled right away. “It was a hardship,” she recalled. “I wasn’t able to get any meds for between two and three weeks. I went through withdrawal. It was horrible.” Her advice to other prescription-drug users: “You should have your medicine in a lock box. Thieves watch houses. Be careful when you go away - shut your windows and lock them because there are a lot of people out there who are looking for drugs. You always hear about the negatives of a robbery, but you don’t hear what happens (to the victim). Why should I be punished?”

The youth she suspects played a big part in the robbery had helped her in with her groceries. Maybe she had told him she was disabled. “He was a nice-looking kid with an honest face,” she commented. One thing she is grateful for is that, because of the robbery, she had a chance to check over the drugs and determine what she really should be taking. Easing off on the meds has left her feeling better and her color looking better. “I am now much more safety-conscious,” she added. “Because prescription drug use and/or abuse has become such a problem, not only in this country but across the entire nation, it is so very important that all citizens become aware of this problem and how they may become victims,” commented Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland. “Many of our recent burglaries have included the theft of prescription

drugs. In some cases, the drugs were the only items of property that were taken. “The reason these prescription drugs have become such a priority target,” the sheriff continued, “is due to their value on the street market. What many people are able to obtain through their medical insurance for pennies on the dollar sell on the street for a very high price. Elderly and those who must take many different types of prescription drugs can be the biggest targets for theft.” Roland went on, “If these drugs become old or are no longer needed, they need to be destroyed. This can be done by turning the drugs into the sheriff’s department for destruction. A canister is maintained for this purpose at the front door of the sheriff‘s department (at the Burnett County Government Center) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Seminars to help in finding jobs are free to public POLK COUNTY - Two seminars will be held this week and next that will help people now seeking employment. The first seminar “Skills Employers Are Looking For,” will be held this Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Polk

County Job Center at 404 Main St. in Balsam Lake. This seminar will review what skills are most valuable to employers, and how to identify your skills which will transfer to the positions you are applying for.

“Routers Birthday Surprise” BALSAM LAKE – A movie called “Routers Birthday Suprise,” for children grades K-3, teaches kids to stay safe online with Internet safety tips. There will be a movie, activities and a snack, presented by Officer Lindsay DuBois from the Bal-

sam Lake Police Department and Officer John DuBois from the Centuria Police Department. It will be shown Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Balsam Lake Village Hall, by the library. - submitted

Campaign finance rules during recall election by Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Gov. Scott Walker will have no limit to the amount of campaign money he can raise while Democrats are circulating petitions to recall him from office. But there are limits to how Walker can spend the extra money. Under normal circumstances, the governor can accept a maximum of $10,000 per donor. But once a recall effort is under way, until the time it either fails or is certified, those contribution limits are out the window. People can donate $20,000, $40,000 or however much they want to Walker’s campaign. The same rules applied during the summer’s state Senate recalls. There is a catch. The governor can’t sit on that money. He has to use it during the same time period to defend against the recall effort. Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy says that could mean a couple of things, “Communications urging people not to sign the petitions would be probably the prime

example. Hiring attorneys to help defend against the validity of the petitions.” In other words, if Walker’s campaign got big donations right away, he could use them to buy TV ads as long as the petitions are still being circulated. And if the petitions get challenged in court, he could use big donations to hire lawyers. Kennedy says that fundraising period lasts for a limited time, “Once we call the election, the regular fundraising campaign contribution limits are in place.” And once that happens, any donations above and beyond the usual $10,000 limit have to be spent or else returned. How long this period lasts isn’t set in stone. Democrats will have a maximum of 60 days to circulate recall petitions. Beyond that, the amount of time it takes to review and certify those signatures will likely be determined in court. The uncapped donations only apply to Walker and not to any Democratic candidate who challenges him.

Signatures gathered to back Asian carp bill

lions of dollars to do it.” Opponents of the bill say it contradicts the current efforts of the Department of Corrections to prepare offenders to find jobs when they leave prison. Linda Ketcham of the Madison Urban Ministry says the bill’s requirement that ex-offenders get a governor‘s pardon to assure they won’t be denied employment ignores the fact thousands of inmates are released each year and on average only 20 pardons a year are granted, “Given the reality of how many pardons are actually granted, this bill denies forgiveness and the opportunity for redemption.” Similar bills introduced over the past 15 years have failed, but opponents like Ketcham fear the current Republican majority may succeed in passing this one.

from establishing a population in the lakes. The corps is already looking at the issue, but Karen Schapiro of the group Milwaukee Riverkeeper says the corps is moving too slowly. Some commercial and recreational boaters in the Chicago area don’t want to limit travel between the Mississippi and Lake Michigan. But Schapiro says the invasive carp threaten the Great Lakes sport fishing industry. Kohl’s office says he will co-sponsor the stop Asian carp bill. Environmental groups are still waiting for a reply from Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.

by Chuck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Environmental groups are encouraging members of Congress to co-sponsor a bill that could lead to separation of the Mississippi River and Great Lakes Basins. It’s part of the effort to halt the spread of Asian carp. A coalition of groups brought what they said were 3,000 signatures on postcards Thursday, Oct. 13, to the Milwaukee office of Sen. Herb Kohl. The coalition wants Congress to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins, to block Asian carp

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Burnett County circuit court Kevin J. Ackland, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Marilyn H. Adler, Blaine, Minn., inattentive driving, $187.90. John A. Antobelli, Bemidji, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Tara L. Appleton, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Deborah A. Balzer, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.00 Heidi L. Banaszewski, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jessica R. Banks, Grantsburg, operate motor vehicle w/o valid license b/c expiration, $162.70; inattentive driving, $187.90; deviating from lane of traffic, $175.30. Ronald A. Bartko, Hastings, Minn., nonregistration of auto, $175.30; operating while suspended, $200.50. Chad L. Bartusch, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Gary D. Bearhart Sr., Danbury, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Bryan L. Belisle, Webster, ride in vehicle w/o wearing seat belt, $10.00. Shaun J. Belisle, Webster, ATV-operation on hwys., $200.50; ATV-careless operation, $200.50. Hannah M. Belland, Forest Lake, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Shawn D. Benjamin, Hinckley, Minn., drink open intoxicants in MV-passenger, $200.50. Jessica L. Benjamin, Hinckley, Minn., operating while suspended, $200.50. Pamela K. Bentz, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Jerome C. Bergstrom, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.00. Alexandra K. Bernier, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Todd C. Bork, Hinckley, Minn., vehicle equipment violations-group 3, $175.30. Susan M. Bork-Ditlefsen, Hammond, speeding, $175.30. Jeremy J. Brendale, St. Paul, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50. Cynthia K. Brown, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Henry E. Brown, Minneapolis, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50.

Timothy J. Brummer, Little Falls, Minn., ATV-operate without headgear, $150.10. Raymond A. Carlson, Hertel, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bryan P. Cater, Andover, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jose M. Chavarria, Siren, operate w/o valid license, $300.00. Samantha R. Chermak, St. Paul, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50. Jon L. Christensen, Luck, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Timothy M. Clouse, Edina, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Kathleen M. Connolly, Cable, speeding, $200.50. Jonathan R. Curtis, Shell Lake, OWI, DOT license revoked, alcohol assessment, $691.50. Joseph C. Dahl, Rush City, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Amy J. Dahlquist, Greenfield, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Richard P. Daniel, Rice Lake, vehicle equipment violationsgroup 2, $200.50. Ricky V. Daniels, Webster, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Troy L. Davies, Spooner, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael A. De Nucci, Turtle Lake, vehicle equipment violations-group 3, $175.30 x2. Martin Dierl, Allen, Texas, speeding, $175.30. Rachel M. Diffee, Grantsburg, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50; speeding, $225.70. Justin E. Dodge, Newport, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Leianne G. Doriott, Webster, sell alcohol to underage person, $127.50. Jason A. Draves, Milltown, ride in vehicle w/o wearing seat belt, $10.00. Jason H. Dueholm, Cumberland, nonregistration of auto, $175.30 x2. Regan R. Duffy, Plymouth, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Jacqueline D. Duncan, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating while suspended, $200.50. Eddie Duncan, Milwaukee, trespass to land, $330.50. Thomas D. Ellwein, Markville, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Corey A. Erickson, Grants-

burg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jason C. Firchau, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Brandon J. Fornengo, Webster, speeding, $200.50. Dylan B. Gaffney, Hinckley, Minn., possession of marijuana, $330.50. Sasha L. Garbow, Siren, disorderly conduct, $330.50. Saisha R. Goepfert, Grantsburg, operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Tanner E. Goepfert, Grantsburg, litter/deposit debris on state property, $200.50. Chris D. Goettlicher, Nicollet, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Allen W. Gorell, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Timothy M. Gorman, Siren, fail/allow headlamp selection/at/will, $162.70. Anton G. Gray, Minong, seat belt violation, $10.00. Scott A. Greenseth, Chippewa Falls, nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50. Cambria J. Groehler, Spooner, speeding, $225.70. Brandon W. Gutzmer, Luck, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Aaron M. Hageman, Grantsburg, speeding, $200.50. Juliette M. Haines, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Lonny D. Hall, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Guy R. Hamlin, Richfield, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Nathan C. Hammond, Danbury, operate ATV at speed greater than 20 mph on ATV route, $154.50. Jayne A. Hanson, Pattersonville, N.Y., speeding, $225.70. Bert M. Hess, Webster, operate w/o valid license, $267.50. Mitchell A. Heyn, Princeton, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Matthew P. Hickman, Washburn, speeding, $175.30. Daniel R. Holmes, Siren, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Wade M. Honeysett, Webster, seat belt violation, $18.00. Gregory A. Hurlburt, Mahtomedi, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Harry J. Isensee, Camp Douglas, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Benjamin D. Jahnz, Pine City, Minn., fish w/o license, $192.70. William H. Java, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Patrick K. Johnson, Woodbury, Minn., operating motor ve-

hicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Danielle M. Johnson, Hinckley, Minn., operating while suspended, $200.50. Eric D. Jones, Webster, operating while suspended, $200.50. Michael R. Jones, Siren, unreasonable and imprudent speed, $213.10; display unauthorized vehicle registration plate, $238.30. Eric D. Jones, Moncks Corner, S.C., operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Kurt M. Joseph, Austin, Texas, speeding, $175.30. Alex W. Kane, Robbinsdale, Minn., speeding, $175.30. A.J. Kirkreit, Barronett, speeding, $175.30. Edwin R. Knudson, Stanchfield, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Theresa M. Kraemer, Webster, ride in vehicle w/o wearing seat belt, $10.00. Mitchel L. Krahler, Webster, speeding, $200.50. Meghan R. Kreidler, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Austin W. Kroll, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; fish w/o license, $190.70. Kathryn M. Kromroy, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Raymond J. Kuehn, Windlake, trespass to land, $330.50. Mark A. Kunath, Shakopee, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Todd R. Lamson, Danbury, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Rachel A. Larson, Webster, speeding, $178.00. Jeffrey S. Leonard, Eau Claire, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Evelyn I. Lunzer, Lindstrom, Minn., fail/yield right/way from stop sign, $175.50. Kevin D. Macintosh, Plymouth, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael A. Macke, Webster, nonregistration of auto, $175.30; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Matthew C. Matrious, Ashland, ride in vehicle w/o wearing seat belt, $10.00. Darren J. McKenzie, Centuria, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Daniel M. Mcginley, Minnetonka, Minn., fish w/o license, $192.70. Pavel N. Megega, Brooklyn Park, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50.

Jennifer K. Merwin, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Robert P. Mike, Superior, speeding, $175.30. Christine L. Morrison, Webster, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10; failure to notify police of accident, $263.50. William M. Mudek, Gordon, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Abbi L. Muhl, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jon T. Nadeau, North Branch, Minn., operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Mark J. Novak, Stillwater, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Bryan G. Nowak, St. Paul, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Katrina R. Nyreen, Shell Lake, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Linda L. Oberpriller, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Nancy L. Olinger, Centuria, speeding, $175.30. Gregory G. Oloughlin, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Robert D. Olson, Siren, operating while suspended, $200.50. Tressa A. Patrias, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Jeremy J. Paulson, Grantsburg, disorderly conduct, $243.00 x2; disorderly conduct, $343.00. Cody D. Petersen, Webster, speeding, $175.30. Tyler J. Petzel, Elk River, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Jason R. Pickering, Webster, FYR to pedestrian, bicyclist, $175.30. Scott J. Pollei, St. Paul, Minn., nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Sarah K. Radke, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Melissa J. Rapp, Hertel, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michael T. Rautmann, Lino Lakes, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Larry R. Ringer, Sheldon, vehicle equipment violations-group 3, $175.30; vehicle equipment violations-group 2, $200.50; vehicle equipment violations-group 1, $238.30; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Brandon J. Ritt, New London, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Paula L. Schoenecker, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Stephanie E. Severson, Lino Lakes, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00.

David A. Shabaiash, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Melisa J. Siler, Webster, issue worthless check, $300.50 x2. Justin J. Simon, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kelly J. Skinner, Cottage Grove, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Thomas W. Snyder, Hinckley, Minn., operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Christopher A. Soltau, Danbury, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Jon D. Songetay, Danbury, operating while revoked, $750.00. Daniel B. Songetay, Danbury, ride in vehicle w/o wearing seat belt, $10.00. Randall R. Spadino, North Branch, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Dennis R. Stadler, Webster, speeding, $295.00. Elizabeth A. Stinson, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Andrew B. Stockman, Grantsburg, dog running at large, $186.00. Debra L. Stone, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $309.00. Eric A. Strelow, Hinckley, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Chad A. Strutzel, Stoughton, speeding, $175.30. Joseph J. Stuart, Minneapolis, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Alec O. Taylor, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Craig J. Tice, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Top Notch Tree Service, Sarona, nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50. Martin S. Traina, Chaska, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Julie G. Underdahl, Maple Plain, Minn., speeding, $175.30. April M. Vantassel, Webster, speeding, $225.70. Richard J. Vinar, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Elaine M. Wierzba, Rosholt, speeding, $200.50. William P. Witz, Barnum, Minn., violate Class A hwy. weight limits, $1,660.13. Justin C. Woodrich, Eau Claire, speeding, $127.50. Scott D. Zieman, Highmore, S.D., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00.

Kristopher M. Owen, St. Croix Falls, operating while revoked, $200.50. Heather S. Powell, Balsam Lake, speeding, $175.30. Radoslav Radivojevic, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $175.30. Ratnabali Ranjan, Niagra, speeding, $175.30. Jon C. Reiten, Balsam Lake, vehicle equipment violations – group 3, $175.30. John E. Retka, Brooklyn Park, Minn., fish without license, $192.70. R & K Trucking Inc., Kane, Pa., vehicle equipment violations – group 3, $175.30. Robert L. Jones, Pine City, violate Class A hwy. weight limits, $261.42; vehicle equipment violations – group 2, $200.50. David D. Rudesill, Frederic, operating while suspended, $200.50. Zachary J. Sawall, Clintonville, fish without license, $190.70. Kay D. Schmidt, California, Mo., speeding, $183.30. Bryndan J. Schock, Amery, speeding, $250.90. Gerald L. Senske, Osceola, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Andrew J. Smith, Luck, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Norman C. Soderman, Star Prairie, possession of illegalsized fish, $231.65. Weldon Som, Newport, Minn., start fire in unauthorized area, $175.30.

Brandon J. Studeman, Balsam Lake, fail to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Erine J. Timm, Downing, fail to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.30. Amy J. Tolzman, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Kayla R. Tryggestad, Amery, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Dillan L. Tuynman, Webster, fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Henry L. Wagner, Stacy, Minn., speeding, $175.30; passing in no passing zone, $213.10. Ryan M. Wedekind, St. Croix Falls, failure to keep vehicle under control, not guilty plea. Aarin C. Wedin, Frederic, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, not guilty plea; operating while revoked, $200.30. Travis W. Weimert, Balsam Lake, operating without valid license, $200.50. Jason R. Wiberg, Somerset, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Jamie L. Williams, Turtle Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Chavis D. Willis, St. Paul Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeremy D. Winquist, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Ralph R. Wycoff, Turtle Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00.

Polk County circuit court Peter S. Aadland, Chisago City, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Anthony D. Anderson, Andover, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Mitchell G. Anderson, Center City, Minn., violate red traffic light – work area, $213.00. Anderson Excavating Inc., Baldwin, violate Class A highway weight limits, not guilty plea. Lance M. Arthurs, Frederic, operating while revoked, $200.50; nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Beverly J. Bartz, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Kenneth D. Beach, Turtle Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Douglas J. Beauvais, Osceola, fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Amanda R. Befort, Cottage Grove, Minn., fish without license, $192.70. Nathan M. Bottolfson, Somerset, keep open intoxicants in motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, not guilty pleas. Richard M. Bottolfson, Osceola, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; operating while suspended, $200.50. Dylan B. Brabec, Star Prairie, speeding, not guilty plea. Matthew D. Brice, St. Croix Falls, operating boat towing skier after dark, $175.30.

Robert M. Brueggen, Cameron, speeding, $175.30. Dustin R. Bystrom, St. Croix Falls, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Chase R. Cardenas, Shafer, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Crystal M. Carlson, Amery, speeding, not guilty plea. Cris G. Casarez, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrew C. Christopherson, Amery, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jerome H. Colburn, Cumberland, seat belt violation, $10.00. David N. Waterman, Amery, violation of special weight limits, $1,144.68. Jessica R. Dragun, Hudson, speeding, $175.30. Laura E. Drinkman, Deer Park, speeding, $175.30. Ryan P. Duffee, Turtle Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Eva A. Edwards, Turtle Lake, fail to yield while making left turn, $389.00. Nathan D. Frandsen, Birchwood, speeding, $225.70. Tyler S. Berg Freer, Hudson, failure to stop at stop sign, $187.90; inattentive driving, $175.30. Tyler D. Funk, Luck, fraud on gas station, $358.00. Kevin L. Goins, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Joseph W. Grovum, Luck, failure to notify police of accident, failure to keep vehicle under con-

trol, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, not guilty pleas. Travis J. Gruhlke, Philadephia, Pa., fish without license, $192.70. Taylor T. Grunow, Dresser, speeding, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Amanda L. Gunter, Roseville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jacob W. Hendrickson, Amery, fail to stop at stop sign, not guilty plea. James D. Hillstead, Dresser, speeding, $175.30. Willie J. Hochstetler, Glenwood City, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Nile O. Hous, St. Paul, Minn., operate without valid license, $200.50. Christina M. Johnson, Hopkins, Minn., disorderly conduct, $263.50. Joel R. Kehl, Osceola, fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Jordan B. Kemmerer, Hager City, inattentive driving, operating left of centerline, not guilty pleas. Mary E. Kirchner, Clintonville, fish without license, $190.70. Dustin R. Laures, Mazeppa, Minn., speeding, $183.30; interstate record of duty status, $263.50. Darren M. Lee, Clear Lake, speeding, $200.50.

Steven D. Lindstrom, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Raymond E. Lissy, Milltown, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Chirstina M. Lowe, Siren, operate without valid license, $200.50; OWI, $681.50, order for alcohol assessment and 6month license revocation. Robert J. Lumsden, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $200.50. Curtiss D. Lunde, Milltown, speeding, $175.30. Michael B. Lundquist, Lindstrom, Minn., speeding, $208.50. John C. Macbean, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Brian W. Mahre, Hugo, Minn., fish without license, $192.70. Tami L. Majewski, Clear Lake, speeding, $175.30. Jon H. Mattson, Cumberland, speeding, $175.30. Neil R. Mccausland, Gladstone, MB, operating vehicle, excess height, without permit, $208.50. Dustin D. McKinney, Luck, operate without valid license, not guilty plea. Lawrence R. Meyer Jr., Emerald, violate Class A weight limits, not guilty plea. Alex M. Olson, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Rachel D. Osborne, Barron, seat belt violation, $10.00. Walter W. Osborne, Barron, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50.

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The town will sand driveways on an as-needed basis this winter. A $15 charge per time will be billed to you. The waiver below must be signed and on file with the town before any sanding of your driveway may be done. Sanding of driveways will be attended to after all town roads have been sanded. Please send this waiver to Phyllis Wilder, 3096 170th Street, Frederic, WI 54837. Please call 715-371-1002 if you need your driveway sanded. I hereby release the Town of West Sweden from any responsibility from any damage to my driveway. Name: Address: Signed: Dated:

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pear, Oct. 12. Angela M. Rogers, 32, Webster, warrant - failure to appear, Oct. 12. Justin A. Will, 30, Webster, warrant - failure to appear, Oct. 12.

Plaintiff vs. GLORIA G. DAVIS, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 09 CV 157 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 20, 2009, in the amount of $84,047.88, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 7, 2011, at 10:30 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: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lots 6, 7 & 8, Block 12 of the Village of Birchwood, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 214 S. Main Street, Birchwood, WI 54817. TAX KEY NO.: 65-106-2-37-1025-0-0-5530, 65-106-2-37-1025-0-0-5535 & 65-106-2-3710-25-0-0-5540. Dated this 12th day of October, 2011. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 278444

Oct. 17: Cheryl L. Wheeler, 41, Webster, reported hitting a deer while on Hwy. 70 in the Town of Daniels. No injuries were reported. Arrests and citations Oct. 10: David S. Spears, 48, Webster, was arrested for a probation violation.

Oct. 11: Danielle M. Reynolds, 26, New Auburn, was arrested in Washburn County on a Burnett County warrant. Oct. 12: Bryon T. Hobscheid, 42, Spooner, was arrested in Washburn County on a Burnett County warrant.

Siren police report Sept. 22: Damage to Mike Murphy’s mailbox on Hwy. 35 was reported at 9:30 a.m. Damage was also reported to the wheels of a neighbor’s car and car parts found on the ground where a vehicle, believed to be a 2002 or thereabouts Ford Taurus, had hit a tree. The police were looking for a vehicle of that description with front-passenger damage. Sept. 23: At 1:17 p.m., Aaron M. Stroot, 22, Webster, was (Oct. 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT L. DION Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 11 PR 69 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth November 4, 1946, and date of death August 13, 2011, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 2078 110th Avenue, Dresser, WI 54009. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedents estate is January 13, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the office of the Register in Probate, Polk County Courthouse, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar October 4, 2011 Steve J. Swanson Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787 Bar Number 1003029

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Accidents Oct. 10: Jon M. Sutter, 56, Lakeville, Minn., reported hitting a bear while on Hwy. 70 in the Town of LaFollette. No injuries were reported. Oct. 13: Leroy S. Olson, 69, St. Cloud, Minn., reported hitting a deer while on Hwy. 70 in the Town of Grantsburg. No injuries were reported.



Individuals interested in being placed on a call list for substitute employees are encouraged to submit a completed district application form as soon as possible. Sub lists will be created for the following positions: • Custodians • Secretary • Paraprofessionals • Teachers • Food Service • Bus Drivers Individuals interested in applying may obtain a copy of the application form in the District Office or on the dis547530 8-9L trict Web site at


Sealed quotes shall be received by the Village of Webster for emergency snow removal on Main Street, Musky and Sturgeon located in the Village of Webster for the 2011 - 2012 Season. Quotes shall be accepted until 4 p.m. on November 8, 2011. The quotes will be opened shortly after 6:00 p.m., on November 9, 2011, when the Regular Board Meeting starts. Quotes shall be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled: “Snow Removal Quote.” Quotes shall be based on an hourly rate, with the equipment including the operator and fuel. Equipment also must have strobe lights and back-up alarm. Proof of insurance is required. Snow removal shall begin as early as possible after a snow event as directed by an agent of the Village of Webster. The Village of Webster retains the right to refuse any and all quotes. Contract between quote submitter and the Village of Webster can be broken if work does not meet village of Webster expectations. Published in Newspaper: October 19, 2011, & October 26, 2011 Posted in 3 Places in Village: October 17, 2011 Patrice Bjorklund, Clerk Village of Webster 548069 9-10L WNAXLP

taken to Burnett County Jail on a warrant for failure to pay and on a charge of disorderly conduct for an incident that took place at his home. Sept. 30: Travis W. Nadeau, 18, Siren, was taken to Burnett County Jail at 11:47 p.m. on charges of underage drinking and obstructing an officer. Oct. 7: Michael A. Conrow, 17, Siren, was cited for resisting/obstructing an officer, possession of a dangerous weapon (identified as a knife), possession of a dangerous weapon under 18 (at the Siren Skate Park) and disorderly conduct at 6:40 p.m.

Oct. 12: Richard A. Roeser, 48, Shell Lake, was cited for speeding at 7:03 p.m. on Hwy. 35/70 and Elizabeth Street. Oct. 13: Laura R. Weller, 28, Webster, was cited for operating while intoxicated and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration at 2:05 a.m. on Hwy. 35/70 and Bradley Street. Oct. 14: Michael A. Roberts, 58, Grantsburg, was taken to Burnett County Jail on a warrant. Roberts also was cited for operating without a driver’s license. He was stopped on Hwy. 70 and First Avenue at 12:25 a.m.

Real Estate FOR RENT All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1800-927-9275.

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One 2004 Ford small diesel bus with a wheelchair lift. Seats 7 plus 1 wheelchair. Vehicle has had regular maintenance. Minimum bid is $1,000.00. Send bids to: Polk County Transportation for the Disabled and Elderly, Inc. 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 190 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Bids are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011. Envelope must be clearly marked “Sealed Bid.” Questions can be called in to Barb Ceder at 715-485-8592.

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ward, failure to pay fines, Oct. 14. Clinton A. Jones, 44, Lakeland, Minn., warrant - failure to appear, Oct. 12. Chelsea R. Lindmeier, 26, Danbury, warrant - failure to ap-

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(Oct. 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities, Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-R9 Plaintiff vs. KIRSTEN AYDE ROBERT AYDE 2501 270th Avenue Cushing, WI 54006 Defendants SUMMONS Case No. 11 CV 423 Foreclosure of Mortgage Hon. Jeffery L. Anderson THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after October 12, 2011, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Court POLK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT 1005 West Main Street Balsam Lake, WI 54810 and to the plaintiff’s attorney, Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC, 6508 South 27th Street, Suite #6, Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154. 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 an award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 6th day of October 2011. Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Mark R. Cummisford, #1034906 6508 South 27th Street Suite #6 Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154 414-761-1700 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC, is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.


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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.


(Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for HSI Asset Securitization Corporation Trust 2007-OPT1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-OPT1 by American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., its attorney-infact Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS E. WRIGHT and DIANNA L. WRIGHT husband and wife and SAND CANYON CORPORATION f/k/a/ OPTION ONE MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. and STATE OF WISCONSIN, Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-131 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 6, 2011, in the amount of $99,680.23, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 8, 2011, 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 Westerly 90 Feet of Outlots 145 and 146 of the Outlot Plat of the Village of Osceola, according to the recorded plat on file in the office of the Register of Deeds, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 606 River St., Village of Osceola. TAX KEY NO.: 165-00560-0000

Shannon M. Bellanger, 34, Webster, warrant - failure to appear, Oct. 12. Rahya L. Iliff, 39, Mora, Minn., warrant - failure to appear, Oct. 12. Martin Johnson III, 40, Hay-


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the Webster Fire Hall, located at 7420 W. Main St., Webster, a Public Hearing on the proposed budget for the Town of Oakland will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the Clerk’s office by appointment. Phone: 715-866-8213. Also...


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 10, 2011, immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed budget which begins at 7 p.m., Webster Fire Hall located at 7420 W. Main St., Webster, WI, a Special Town Meeting of Electors will be held pursuant to Sec. 60.12 (1) (a) of Wisconsin Statutes, called by the town board for the purposes: To approve the total 2012 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.01 (3) of Wis. Statues. To adopt the 2011 town tax levy to be paid in 2012, pursuant to Sec. 60.10 (1) (a) of Wis. Statues. 548153 The regular monthly meeting will follow these 2 meetings. 9L 51a Dated this October 13, 2011. Deanna J. Krause, Clerk


Raymond V. Lambrecht, 52, Osceola, died Aug. 31, 2011. (Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Citizens State Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Glen E. Johnson, Glen Johnson Construction, Inc. A Minnesota Corporation Glen Johnson Rentals, LLC A Wisconsin limited liability company State of Wisconsin, Department of Revenue State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development Defendants Case No. 11 CV 49 Foreclosure of Mortgage: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the 20th day of May, 2011, in the amount of $211,650.63, the Sheriff of Polk County will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: December 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects. PLACE: Foyer area of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lot 17, Plat of Warren Park, Township of Alden, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: Town of Alden, Polk County, Wis. Dated: October 6, 2011. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Lommen Abdo Law Firm Attorneys for Plaintiff 400 South Second Street Suite 210 Grandview Professional Building Hudson, WI 54016 715-386-8217 Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A., is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 547356 WNAXLP

(Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. AS SERVICER FOR WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC., ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004WCW2 Plaintiff vs. DEAN CLONTZ, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 11 CV 259 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 12, 2011, in the amount of $70,661.37, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 7, 2011, 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: Lots Seven (7) and Eight (8), Block Two (2), Plat of Lawson, Village of Luck, according to the Official Plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds in and for Polk County, Wisconsin, said Lots being in Government Lot 1, Section 28-36-17. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 700 E. Park Ave., Luck, WI 54853. TAX KEY NO.: 146-00252-0000 Dated this 5th day of October, 2011. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Chaz M. Rodriguez State Bar #1063071 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 278142

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LaNita A. Hunter, Osceola, and Ryan J. Chantelois, Osceola, issued Oct. 13, 2011. (Oct. 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION American Family Mutual Insurance Company 302 North Walbridge Ave. Madison, WI 53783, Plaintiff, vs. Nelce C. Sulka 142 Belmont Street Apt. D Osceola, WI 54020-8121 Defendant. Case No.: 11-CV-575 Case Code: 30201 Publication Summons THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: Each person named above as a defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the above-named plaintiff has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty-five (45) days after October 13, 2011, 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 Courthouse, 1005 W. Main St., Ste. 300, PO Box 549, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 and to Deutch & Weiss, LLC., attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is: 7670 North Port Washington Road, Suite 200, Glendale, Wisconsin 53217. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty five (45) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you now own or may own in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 28th day of September, 2011. Deutch & Weiss, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff, American Family Mutual Insurance Company Monte E. Weiss State Bar No. 1003816 Charles W. Kramer State Bar No.: 1021504

P.O. Address Deutch & Weiss, LLC 7670 N. Port Washington Road Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53217 (414) 247-9958 - Telephone (414) 247-9959 - Facsimile

(Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL M. TETZLAFF; BRENDA K. TETZLAFF; GHERTY & GHERTY; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF 137 NELSON AVENUE, DRESSER WI 54009; Defendant. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 10 CV 90 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 19, 2011, in the amount of $129,929.72, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 8, 2011, 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. 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 1 of Survey Map No. 4608 recorded in Volume 20 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 160 as Document No. 687366, a Division of Lot 4, Plat of Margaret Park located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 33 North, Range 18 West, Village of Dresser, Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 116-00297-1041. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 137 Nelson Avenue, Dresser, Wisconsin 54009. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe 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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Carol I. Morfitt, Town of Lincoln, and James C. Welch, St. Paul, Minn., issued Oct. 9, 2011. Chyleen B. Bibeau, Milltown, and Michael G. Costello, Milltown, issued Oct. 13, 2011.

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Billy K. Foote, 85, Grantsburg, died Sept. 22, 2011. Rhoda H. Parker, 84, Town of Daniels, died Oct. 1, 2011. Agnes M. Ellingson, 75, Village of Siren, died Sept. 27, 2011.

Judith A. Balej, 65, St. Croix Falls, died Sept. 27, 2011. Ruth A. Radke, 58, Milltown, died Sept. 28, 2011. Arden D. Westerberg, 86, Town of Black Brook, died Sept. 28, 2011. George J. Kelzer, 71, Town of Garfield, died Sept. 29, 2011. Bennett L. Ruggles, 76, Osceola, died Oct. 3, 2011. Frank J. Werner Jr., 62, St. Croix Falls, died Oct. 4, 2011.

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The snowplowing of driveways will be up to the discretion of the patrolman. This season the fee will be $125 and must be paid by October 31, 2011; Sr. Citizen 65 and over rate is $75. The rate after the above date will be $35 per hour with a 1/4 hour minimum, including senior citizens. Please send your payments to Phyllis Wilder, 3096 170th Street, Frederic, WI 54837. All driveways must be free of obstructions. This release form MUST accompany payment. Driveways will be attended to after all town roads are cleared. I hereby release the Town of West Sweden from any liability arising from damage done in the process of snow removal. Name: Address: Signed:

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529 Blanding Woods Rd., St. Croix Falls, WI 715-483-3086, Fax: 715-483-1623,

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LUCK REGULAR BOARD MEETING Monday, October 24, 2011, 6 p.m. Boardroom

AGENDA: 1. Call to order and seek approval of the agenda, Robert Clifton 2. Consideration of previous minutes, LeRoy Buck 3. Presentation of Vouchers, Amy Dueholm 4. Treasurer’s Report, Amy Dueholm 5. Recognition of Guests or Delegates A. Student Representative Michael Jenssen B. Susan Sopiwnik, Polk County 6. Administrative Reports A. Mr. Palmer B. Mr. Gobler C. Mrs. Goldbach 7. New Business A. Certify tax levy of $2,916,394. B. Action to allow retirees to be eligible to remain on the District’s Health Care providers plan. C. First reading of the initial portion of Employee Handbook. D. Recommendation for Site Coordinator for the Carole White Grant through New Paradigm Partners. E. Set date for Special Meeting to deal with possible land sale. F. Any other business that may properly come before the Board. 8. Motion to convene to executive session per WI Stat. 19.85(1) for discussion of employee issues. 548146 9L 9. Motion to adjourn.

ORDINANCE NO. 2011-2 Creating Section 148-1.1 of the Code of the Village of Webster Introduced by Webster Police Chief to implement 2011 Wisconsin Act 35 The Village Board of the Village of Webster, Webster, Wisconsin, does ordain as follows: SECTION 1: Section 148 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows: a) WIS. STATS. §941.23 pertaining to concealed weapons and all amendments thereto are adopted by reference. b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to prohibit a peace officer or armed forces or military personnel armed in the line of duty or any person duly authorized by the Chief of Police or the Sheriff to possess a firearm in any public building. Notwithstanding Wis. Stats. §939.22(22), for purposes of this subsection, peace officer does not include a commission warden who is not a state certified commission warden. c) It shall be unlawful for any person other than a Licensee or Out-of-State Licensee as defined in Wis. Stats. §175.60 and all amendments thereto to carry, wear or hold any knife, or other dangerous weapon within the corporate limits of the village unless such weapon is fully encased or broken down so as to be inoperable. d) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, wear or hold any firearm in any building owned, occupied or controlled by the Village of Webster, Wisconsin, to the extent allowed by Wis. Stats. §943.13(1m)(c)4 and all amendments thereto. All entrances to such buildings shall be posted with a sign as required by Wis. Stats. §943.13(2)(bm)(2)am and all amendments thereto. e) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, wear or hold any firearm at any Special Event as defined by Wis. Stats. §943.13(1e)(h) and all amendments thereto held by the Village of Webster, Wisconsin, to the extent allowed by Wis. Stats. §943.13(1m)©3 and all amendments thereto. All entrances to such Special Events shall be posted with a sign as required by Wis. Stats. §943.13(2)(bm)(2)c and all amendments thereto. f) It shall be the duty of the police officers of the village to take possession of any such weapon found in the possession of any person arrested under subsection (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of this section and to retain such weapons until the trial of the person. Any person convicted of a violation of this section may be adjudged to forfeit the weapon. g) Nothing in this section shall prohibit any acts referred to in subsection (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of this section, by a duly authorized law enforcement officer or an officer duly authorized by a governmental agency to maintain the peace or to serve process. SECTION 2: It is further ordained that this ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage and publication as required by law. All other language as contained in Chapter 148 of the Code of the Village of Webster shall remain without change and in full force and effect. 548080 9L WNAXLP

Jeffrey Roberts, Village President Patrice Bjorklund, Village Clerk




Applicant must enjoy working with children; have strong communication skills, be able to lift 50 pounds, willing to work outside, must hold or be eligible for licensure as handicapped aide by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. CPR certification desired. How to Apply: Qualified, interested persons should apply by sending a letter of application, District application (available at, resume, copy of license or evidence of license eligibility, transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation to: Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator Unity School District 1908 150th Street/Hwy. 46 North 547367 49-50a,d 8-9L Balsam Lake, WI 54810


The Town of Lincoln is currently seeking applications for the position of part-time road maintenance. Applicants should have considerable knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of town equipment, such as grader, truck/ snowplow, tractor with mower, etc. In addition, a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Previous experience in road construction, road maintenance and snowplowing preferred. Possession of a current valid commercial driver’s license is mandatory. For further information and application materials, contact Town of Lincoln Clerk, Wanda Washkuhn, 25603 Icehouse Bridge Road, Webster, WI 54893, Phone 715-866-4201. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on October 31, 2011. 548000 9-10L 51-52a Wanda Washkuhn, Clerk

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(Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. APRIL A. SPURRELL, NATHAN A. SPURREL, Defendants. Case No. 11CV96 Code: 304040 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on May 12, 2011, in the amount of $199,196.72, 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 16th day of November, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot 1 of CSM #3601 recorded in Volume 16 of CSM, Pg. 114, Doc. #627837, located in part of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section 23, Township 32 North, Range 17 West, Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1318 30th Avenue, Amery, 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 19th day of September, 2011. /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

(Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY RURAL AMERICAN BANKLUCK, Plaintiff, vs. MERALD J. SAGNES and BONNIE R. SAGNES, and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ND, Defendants. Case No. 11 CV 159 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on April 25, 2011, in the amount of $207,432.53, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., TERMS OF SALE: 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 forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: Lot 22, Plat of Rollingwood Shores, said plat located in the North Half of the Southeast Quarter (N1/2 of SE1/4), and the South Half of Northeast Quarter (S1/2 of NE1/4), Section 31, Township 36 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 030-01005-2200. STREET ADDRESS: 2463 232nd Street, Cushing, WI 54006. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 29th day of August, 2011. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787




Unity School District is taking applications for bus driver. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) with school bus endorsement required. Materials to obtain permit and assistance to obtain license are available. The process of obtaining a CDL is obtaining permit, bus training & scheduling road test. Qualified applicants will be given first consideration. Multiple positions available. Applications may be obtained from the District Office, 715-8253515 or on the District Web site, Interested, qualified persons may apply by submitting letter of application, District application and letters of recommendation to Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator, Unity School District, 1908 150th St., Hwy. 46 N, Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267. Taking application until positions are filled. E.O.E. 547369 49-50a,d 8-9L

Unity School District is taking applications for bus drivers. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) with school bus endorsement required. Materials to obtain permit and assistance to obtain license are available. The process of obtaining a CDL is obtaining permit, bus training & scheduling road test. Qualified applicants will be given first consideration. Multiple positions available. Applications may be obtained from the District Office, 715-8253515 or on the District Web site, Interested, qualified persons may apply by submitting letter of application, District application and letters of recommendation to Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator, Unity School District, 1908 150th St., Hwy. 46 N., Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267. Taking applications until positions are filled. E.O.E. 547368 49-50a,d 8-9L




Junior High Girls Basketball Coach for the 2011 - 2012 Season High School Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for the 2011 - 2012 Season Please contract and send letter of application and resume to:

Siren School District Attn.: Ryan Karsten, Athletic Director 24022 4th Ave. North Siren, WI 54872 Opening will be filled ASAP!

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Any bags found with contents other than leaves will be 547722 8-9L left at the curb. It is unlawful by ordinance to rake leaves into the street or to burn leaves on the street pavement or street gutters.

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. KENNETH ROBERT LARSON, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 220 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 6, 2009, in the amount of $195,237.31, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 23, 2011, 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: The South 228 feet of the West 365 feet of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 5, Township 33 North, Range 15 West. Said land being in the Town of Clayton, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 499 115th Ave., Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 016-00096-0000. Dated this 15th day of September, 2011. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Christina E. Demakopoulos State Bar #1066197 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 277249


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(Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Daniel Flodin P.O. Box 141 Siren, WI 54872 and Darrell Flodin 1639 240th Avenue Luck, WI 54853 Plaintiffs, vs. Leon Chapman 301 1st Avenue Frederic, WI 54837 and U.S. Bank National Association ND 4325 17th Avenue SW Fargo, MN 58103, and U.S. Bank 3314 80th Street Kenosha, WI 53142, and St. Croix Regional Medical Center 204 South Adams Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 10-CV-777 Code: 30405 By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment entered in the aboveentitled action on September 26, 2011, I will sell at public auction at the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 1st day of December, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., all of the following described premises, towit: The South 85 feet of the North 227.25 feet of Lot 4, Block 9, First Addition to the Village of Frederic, according to the official plat thereof filed in the office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin. Said Lot being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 SE 1/4), Section 28, Township 37 North, of Range 17 West. TERMS OF SALE: Cash due upon confirmation of sale. DOWN PAYMENT: Ten percent (10%) of amount bid by certified check due at time of sale. 547505 WNAXLP Dated at Polk County, Wisconsin, this 4th day of October, 2011. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin

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(Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY ROYAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF JAMES B. CANTERBURY c/o Attorney Lawrence J. Kaiser Special Administrator, Defendant Case No. 11CV438 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 September 16, 2011, in the amount of $29,306.59, 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 16th day of November, 2011, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: A parcel of land in the northwest quarter of southwest quarter (NW 1/4 of SW 1/4), section twenty-eight (28), township thirty-four (34) north of range sixteen (16) west, described as follows: beginning at the northeast corner of said NW 1/4 of SW 1/4, thence south on the east line of said NW 1/4 of SW 1/4, a distance of 305 feet to the point of beginning of the parcel being conveyed; thence south a distance of 80 feet; thence west parallel to the north line of said NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 to the east bank of Apple River; thence northerly along said river to a point due west of the point of beginning, thence east to the point of beginning, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1345 100th Street, Amery, 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 26th day of September, 2011. /s/ Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimbor 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. 546662

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(Oct. 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff vs. John Young Unknown Spouse of John Young Defendants SUMMONS Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure Case No. 11 CV 548 Honorable Molly E. GaleWyrick Case Code: 30404 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To the following party named as a defendant herein: John Young/Unknown Spouse of John Young 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 on you, states the nature and the basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after October 12, 2011, 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: Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Polk County Justice Center 1005 West Main Street, Ste. 300 Balsam Lake, WI 54810-9071 and to Marie M. Flannery / Blommer Peterman, S.C., plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is: Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer 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 this 3rd day of October, 2011. Marie M. Flannery/ Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1045309 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 278038


Quarterly Board Meeting Wed., Oct. 26 - 7 p.m. Luck Senior Center


Need VOLUNTEERS to help clean up the Lakeview/Mudhen Lake Cemetery on SAT., OCT. 22, 2011. Meet at the cemetery at 1 P.M. Any questions please call Warren Hable, 715-653-2264. THE CLEANUP WILL INCLUDE DISPOSING OF ALL FLOWERS. 547517 50a 9L



The Monthly Board Meeting Will Be Held Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, At 7:30 p.m., At The Cushing Community Center Agenda: Meeting called to order, clerk’s report, treasurer’s report, open forum, discuss ATV routes, pay bills, review correspondence, adjourn. 548143 9L Patsy Gustafson, Town Clerk (Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. WESTON J. HERMAN, and VIRGINIA Y. BONIN, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. Case No. 11 CV 32 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on February 24, 2011, in the amount of $265,370.74, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 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 forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW1/4 of SE 1/4) of Section Twenty-nine (29), Township Thirty-four (34) North, Range Eighteen (18) West, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 29, Township 34 North, Range 18 West; thence East 871.2 feet to an iron pipe stake; thence South 500 feet more or less to the North line of U.S. Highway No. 8; thence West along the North line of U.S. Highway No. 8 to the West line of said SW1/4 of the NE1/4; thence North along the West line of said SW1/4 of the SE1/4 to beginning, EXCEPT parcel described in Volume 477 Records, page 313 as Document No. 433129 and EXCEPT parcel described in Volume 627 Records on page 75 as Document No. 517424, as corrected by affidavit recorded in Volume 818 Records on page 91 as Document No. 598896, Polk County, Wis. PIN: 281-01388-5000. STREET ADDRESS: 2249 West Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 5th day of September, 2011. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson / #1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787 546254 WNAXLP


The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view site and will reconvene at 10 a.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. At that time the applicant will inform the Board of their request. (THE APPLICANT MUST APPEAR AT 10:00 A.M. WHEN THE BOARD RECONVENES AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER). LORRAINE LARSON requests a special exception from Sec. VIB12 of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance to obtain a temporary permit for a salvage yard. The purpose of the permit is to allow Mrs. Larson up to 5 years to remove the salvage from her property. The property is located in the NE1/4 of the NE1/4, and the SE1/4 of the NE1/4, all in Sec. 24/T32N/R17W, Town of Alden, 281 120th St. 548151 9-10L 51a,d WNAXLP

PART-TIME ROAD MAINTENANCE POSITION TOWN OF ANDERSON BURNETT COUNTY The Town of Anderson is currently seeking applications for the position of part-time road maintenance. Applicants should have considerable knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of town equipment, such as grader, loader, snowplow, tractor with mower and hot-mix patcher, etc. In addition, a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Previous experience in road construction, road maintenance and snowplowing preferred. Possession of a current valid commercial driver’s license mandatory. For further information and application materials, contact the Town of Anderson Clerk, Jessica King, 2773 185th Street, Luck, WI ( or Phone: (715) 472-4753. Applications accepted until 5 p.m., Saturday, October 22. Jessica King, Clerk 547475 49-50a 8-9L (Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS A. NEIDERMIRE and LORI A. NEIDERMIRE, husband and wife and THE RIVERBANK Defendants. Case No. 10-CV-445 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 20, 2010, in the amount of $297,109.97, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 17, 2011, 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: A Parcel of Land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW1/4), Section Thirteen (13), Township ThirtyThree (33) North, Range Nineteen (19) West, in Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Southeast Quarter; thence South along the West Line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 OF SW1/4), 345.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence due East 264.0 feet; thence

due South 165.0 feet; thence due West 264.0 feet to the said West Line of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW1/4); thence North along said West Line 165.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; Excepting the right of way of the Town Road Extending along the said West Line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW1/4); AND A Parcel of Land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW1/4), Section Thirteen (13), Township Thirty-Three (33) North, Range Nineteen (19) West described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Southeast Quarter thence South along West Line of said Southeast Quarter 510 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence due East 264.0 feet; thence due South approximately 30 feet to the Border of Private Road as it is presently travelled; thence West along North Border of said Road 264.0 feet to the West Line of Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW1/4); thence North along said West Line to the Point of Beginning; Excepting the right of way of the Town Road Extending along said West Line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW1/4); being approximately 0.18 acre. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 916 248th St., Town of Osceola. TAX KEY NO.: 042-01029-0000 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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(Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY RURAL AMERICAN BANKLUCK, Plaintiff, vs. FREDERICK A. JENDERNY, Defendant. Case No. 11 CV 90 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on May 13, 2011, in the amount of $45,517.35, I will sell at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 10 o’clock a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 2878 recorded in Volume 13, page 132, Document No. 589077 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin. Said parcel is located in part of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section 23-3517. And a parcel of land in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4, Section 1435-17, described as follows: Beginning at the NW corner of Lot 1 in Certified Survey Map No. 2878 and recorded in Volume 13 CSM, page 132, Doc. No. 589077; thence East along the South line of said SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 210 feet; thence North parallel to the East 40 line 32 feet; thence West parallel to the South 40 line approximately 215 feet to the Southeasterly right of way of Dau Road (public highway); thence curving Southwesterly and continuing to the South line of said SE 1/4 of SE 1/4; thence East along said South line to the point of beginning. The grantor estate hereby reserves for itself, its successors and assigns and adjoining landowner a perpetual easement running with the land and described as follows: A parcel in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4, Section 14-35-17, de-scribed as follows: Commencing at the NW corner of Lot 1 of CSM No. 2878 as recorded in Volume 13, page 132, Document No. 589077; thence West along the South forty line 10 feet to the point of beginning; thence North parallel to the East forty line 32 feet; thence West parallel to the South forty line to the Southeasterly right of way of Dau Road (public highway); thence curving Southwesterly and continuing to the South line of said SE 1/4 of SE 1/4; thence East along said South forty line to the point of beginning. PIN: 040-00609-0100. STREET ADDRESS: 1332 Dau Drive, Milltown, WI 54858. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by cash or certified check. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 16th day of Sept., 2011. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

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(Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY EVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY V. LINDMEYER and JOHN DOE, unknown spouse of Nancy V. Lindmeyer; and STATE OF WISCONSIN, c/o Attorney General; Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-160 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 April 29, 2011, in the amount of $81,028.05, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 1, 2011, 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 Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: That part of Outlot Twenty-six (26) for the Outlot Plat of the Village of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Outlot 26; thence along the Westerly line of said Outlot 26, South 28 45’ 10” West 70.09 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 60 00’ 41” East, 124.59 feet; thence North 30 39’ 14” East 44.87 feet; thence parallel with the Northerly line of said Outlot 26 South 47 38’ 35” East, 74.05 feet to the Easterly line of said Outlot 26; thence along said Easterly line of Outlot 26, South 29 00’ 00” West 65.02 feet to the Southeast corner of said Outlot 26; thence along the Southerly line of said Outlot 26, North 57 38’ 12” West 200.07 feet to the Southwest corner of Outlot 26; thence along said Westerly line of Outlot 26, North 28 45’ 10” East, 14.91 feet to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 719 North Cascade Street, Village of Osceola. TAX KAY NO.: 165-00380-0000 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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(Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION as Grantor Trustee of the Protium Master Grantor Trust c/o HomEq Servicing, as its attorney-in-fact, Plaintiff, vs. GARY L. SIGSWORTH and JUDY A. SIGSWORTH husband and wife, Defendants. Case No.: 10-CV-655 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 April 25, 2011, in the amount of $130,866.53, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 1, 2011, 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: A parcel of land located in part of government Lot 2, Section 30, Township 33 North, Range 16 West, Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 30; thence, along the East line of said Section on an assumed bearing, South 01 degree 25 minutes 15 seconds East a distance of 1,375.94 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 749 as recorded in Volume 3, Page 241 of said Maps in said County; thence North 87 degrees 00 minutes 33 seconds West a distance of 491.07 feet to an iron pipe; thence, along said right of way, South 87 degrees 42 minutes 15 seconds West a distance of 170.00 feet to the point of beginning, this being an iron pipe on the Southerly right of way of Baker Street; thence South 04 degrees 08 minutes 04 seconds East a distance of 407.42 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 87 degrees 42 minutes 15 seconds West a distance of 150.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 01 degree 19 minutes 34 seconds West a distance of 405.66 feet to the said right of way of Baker Street; thence, continuing, North 01 degree 19 minutes 34 seconds West a distance of 61.25 feet to the North line of said Government Lot 2; thence, along last said North line, South 88 degrees 29 minutes 17 seconds East a distance of 126.80 feet; thence South 04 degrees 08 minutes 04 seconds East a distance of 63.26 feet to the point of beginning. The above described parcel is subject to said Baker Street (a Town Road). PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1114 Baker Ave., Town of Lincoln. TAX KEY NO.: 032-00903-0000. 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.


Employment Opportunities/Notices WANTED

POLK COUNTY POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT GOLDEN AGE MANOR Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) Limited Part Time 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $12.92/hr. 2:30 - 10:30 p.m. $13.32/hr. Deadline to apply: October 25, 2011 YOU MUST COMPLETE OUR POLK COUNTY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For applications, complete job description & qualifications please visit our Web site at, Employee Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk County Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, WI, 715-485-9176 or GAM, 220 547980 50d,e 9L Scholl Ct., Amery, WI, 715-268-7107. AA/EEOC

Church Secretary Needed Immediately At The Siren-Lewis United Methodist Church

Part time, 15 hours/week with position located at the Siren UMC. Computer skills required. Contact Pastor Tom Cook 548144 9Lp 51ap At:



Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Burnett County Government Center, Room 235 Influenza: $25.00 Pneumonia: $60.00 All insurance plans accepted Please bring your insurance cards with you. Children 18 & under are free. You can also make a clinic appointment by calling 715-349-7600, ext. 1251. Please check for updates by calling the Burnett County Flu Line at 715-349-7600 or online at, under the Health & Human Services page. If you have any questions, please call Burnett County Department of Health & Human 548149 9-11L 51-1a Services at 715-349-7600. OAK GROVE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 2011 Meeting will be held at the Village of Webster office on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, 6 p.m., in the Village Hall. Roll Call; Review and approval of minutes of last meeting; Review and approval of treasurer report; Old business; New business; Adjourn. Jeff Roberts, Board President Oak Grove Cemetery Patrice Bjorklund, Sexton P.O. Box 25 Webster, WI 54893 715-866-4211

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Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Unity School District, that the annual meeting of said District for the transaction of business will be held in the Unity School Library on the 24th Day of October, 2011, budget hearing and general meeting at 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Election of chairperson 3. Reading of minutes of last annual meeting 4. Treasurer’s Report, June 30, 2011 5. Presentation of proposed budget and levy for 2011 - 12 6. Resolutions 7. Discussion and possible action on items from the floor (WI Stat. 120.10) 8. Adjourn Kelly A. Bakke, Clerk Unity Board of Education



Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Unity School District, that the annual budget hearing of said district will be held in the Unity School Library on the 24th Day of October, 2011, budget hearing and general meeting at 7 p.m. Detailed copies of the budget are available for inspection in the District’s Office at 1908 150th Street/Highway 46 North, Balsam Lake, WI. Kelly Bakke, Clerk Unity Board of Education GENERAL FUND Audited 2009 - 2010 Beginning Fund Balance 3,931,912.69 Ending Fund Balance 3,902,152.50 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Transfers-In (Source 100) 2,200.00 Local Sources (Source 200) 8,913,737.37 Interdistrict Payments (Source 300 + 400) 309,846.30 Intermediate Sources (Source 500) 56,723.91 State Sources (Source 600) 2,763,179.71 Federal Sources (Source 700) 494,315.91 All Other Sources (Source 800 + 900) 571,993.14 TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 13,111,996.34 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Instruction (Function 100 000) 6,562,260.89 Support Services (Function 200 000) 4,980,744.86 Nonprogram Transactions (Function 400 000) 1,598,750.78 TOTAL EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 13,141,756.53

Unaudited 2010 - 2011 3,902,152.50 3,784,945.85

Budget 2011 - 2012 3,784,945.85 3,784,945.85

1,800.00 9,506,661.28 271,229.00 54,344.36 2,595,503.21 390,872.34 225,782.46 13,046,192.65

3,400.00 9,206,565.00 279,882.00 8,321.00 2,323,161.00 583,966.00 159,632.00 12,564,927.00

6,576,599.18 4,778,887.03 1,807,913.09 13,163,399.30

6,029,320.00 4,565,891.00 1,969,716.00 12,564,927.00


0.00 0.00 1,842,663.39 1,842,663.39

0.00 0.00 1,958,977.46 1,958,977.46

0.00 0.00 1,687,383.00 1,687,383.00


252,705.45 213,119.71 1,018,361.46 1,057,947.20

213,119.71 202,356.82 1,101,569.75 1,112,332.64

202,356.82 191,256.82 1,118,938.00 1,130,038.00


0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 1,101,103.20 1,101,103.20

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


97,250.22 125,261.05 621.211.59 593,200.76

125,261.05 172,378.92 631,461.26 584,343.39

172,378.92 172,378.92 638,300.00 638,300.00


204,419.26 218,784.86 377,939.43 363,573.83

218,784.86 200,047.17 318,938.71 337,676.40

200,047.17 200,047.17 386,014.00 386,014.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Total Expenditures and Other Financing Uses ALL FUNDS GROSS TOTAL EXPENDITURES - ALL FUNDS 16,999,141.71 18,257,832.39 Interfund Transfers (Source 100) - ALL FUNDS 967,274.12 1,153,301.52 Refinancing Expenditures (FUND 30) 4,788.55 0.00 NET TOTAL EXPENDITURES - ALL FUNDS 16,027,079.04 17,104,530.87 PERCENTAGE INCREASE - NET TOTAL FUND EXPENDITURES FROM PRIOR YEAR 6.72%

16,406,662.00 1,176,453.00 0.00 15,230,209.00


FUND General Fund Referendum Debt Service Fund Nonreferendum Debt Service Fund Capital Expansion Fund Community Service Fund TOTAL SCHOOL LEVY PERCENTAGE INCREASE TOTAL LEVY FROM PRIOR YEAR

PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY 8,845,742.00 863,456.00 153,476.00 0.00 350,879.00 10,213,553.00

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9,438,640.00 862,038.00 102,104.00 0.00 300,000.00 10,702,782.00

9,128,565.00 863,144.00 102,104.00 0.00 357,314.00 10,451,127.00



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PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF SIREN MUNICIPAL WATER UTILITY Effective January 1, 2012, the Village of Siren will be paying a reduced amount of water utility charge for public fire protection (PFP) service. In the past, the total charge was paid and, in turn, recovered its payment through property taxes. As such, the Siren Municipal Water Utility has requested Public Service Commission authorization to collect $15,769 (25%) of PFP charges from customers on the water utility bill based on the Equivalent Meters Method and the remaining $47,308 (75%) will continue to be collected through property taxes, in accordance with Wis. State. Sec. 196.03(3)(b), which reads as follows: 196.03(3)(b). Unless the governing body of the city, village or town adopts a resolution providing that the city, village or town will pay the retail charges for the production, storage, transmission, sale and delivery or furnishing of water for public fire protection purposes that are not included in general service charges: 1. A public utility shall include the charges in the water utility bill of each customer of the public utility in the city, village or town. 2. A municipal utility may, in addition to including the charges in water utility bills under subd. 1., bill the charges to any person who meets all of the following conditions: a. The person is not a customer of the municipal utility b. The person owns land that is located in the city, village or town and in an area in which the municipal utility has an obligation to provide water for public fire protection. This change in billing for PFP will allow for the collection of a portion of PFP charges from property owners who are not subject to property taxes. The Siren Municipal Water Utility does not intend to charge nongeneral service customers as defined in subd. 2 above. The proposed monthly PFP charges are as follows: Monthly Charges Meter Size Monthly Charges Meter Size 5/8” $2.00 3” $30.00 3/4” 2.00 4” 49.00 1” 5.00 6” 99.00 1-1/4” 7.00 8” 158.00 1-1/2” 10.00 10” 237.00 2” 16.00 12” 316.00 The following is a projected monthly billing comparison: Customer Meter Volume Without PFP Type Size 1,000 gal. Charge($)

With PFP Charge ($)

Percent Increase

Residential 5/8” 4,000 18.01 20.01 10% Commercial 5/8” 10,000 31.65 33.65 6% Industrial 2” 15,000 70.79 86.79 18% Public Authority 3” 20,000 101.69 131.69 23% Note: These projected quarterly bills DO NOT include sewer charges. Anyone wishing to petition the Commission regarding this matter should file, in writing, within 20 days of this notice at the following address: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Attention: Stephen Kemma, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-7854 If you have questions concerning the decision to direct charge PFP, please contact the Siren Municipal Water Utility at 715-349-2273. 548084 9L WNAXLP


Extrication training

Centuria Recently Centuria Fire and Rescue Department underwent extrication training. With the help of L & C Autoworks and Lake Services Unlimited in the donation of the cars that were destroyed in the process, 15 members are now certified and able to be of more assistance if the need arises. Centuria Fire and Rescue’s extrication training class graduates are back row (L to R): Dave Rosendahl, Chief Tony Weinzirl, Katy Dahlberg, Dana Drinkman, Chris Knutson, Tara Swanson, Dennis Swanson and instructor Dan Becker. Middle row: Brad Nelson, Brett Meyer, Tony Erickson, John Dubois, Jerry Becker and Van Burch. Front row: Lonnie Nelson and Lisa Nelson. – Photos submitted

Centuria Fire and Rescue utilized the Jaws of Life to gain better access to the front passenger door during training.

During a training class, Centuria Fire and Rescue utilized the Jaws of Life to snap off the hinge of the driver’s door to gain entry.

Conference champs tailgate party


Brad Domagala (above), who owns and operates the Skol Bar in downtown Frederic with his wife, Paula, played host to a communitywide tailgate party Sunday, Oct. 16, to honor the 2011 Frederic Vikings football team, which captured its first solo conference crown since 1968 and heads into the WIAA Division 7 playoffs this Friday, Oct. 21, at home against Lake Holcombe, 7 p.m. The free food and comaraderie among players, family and friends, including a happy coach Ken Belanger (shown waving in center of photo at left), made for a happy day in Frederic with hopes of more celebration to come. - Photos by Sandy King


Teacher/student project leads to unique obstacle course by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LUCK – Was it an obstacle course married to a TV game show, with a little comedy improv night thrown in? Or was it the crazy stepsister to Destination ImagiNation? Maybe it was a sort of Frankenstein X-games meets ropes course team building? Regardless of how to describe it, a unique obstacle course created last week at the small Luck gymnasium was the result of true innovation, when a handful of teachers and students combined to create a challenging obstacle course for the junior high class spirit week festivities. But instead of just making challenging obstacles, they turned it into a fascinating exercise/collision of creativity, physics, balance, skill, teamwork, art, and somehow, rules of the road. Yes, in modern newsworthy timeliness, it even had a fallback time penalty that made you go around a roundabout. Like many creative projects at the Luck School District, it was the brainchild of high school English teacher Judy Wicklund. She’s known for creating plays, scripts, dramas and skits as often as most people make breakfast, and she’s not afraid to break a few eggs in the process. “I’d call it ‘discovery learning!’” joked

Start anywhere

Sarah Schaar patiently allowed classmates to decorate her with balloon armor as her team approached the home stretch. – Photos by Greg Marsten Luck District Administrator Rick Palmer, who watched from the sidelines as the dozens of seventh-and eighth-grade students assembled in the gym on Wednesday, Oct. 12, preparing for the challenge. The course became the talk of the school, and various staffers made sojourns to the gym to see it “in action.” In a nutshell, the teams have various

tasks, but have a rider and pusher at the helm. The two can switch off as they follow the taped lines across the floor to do the disciplines. Those zigzags, mazes, hitting a shuttlecock into an upside-down umbrella, using a balloon sword as a jousting tool, while wearing balloons on your body, and an “Angry Bird’s-based” bungee launch that became a fascination for some of the teachers after hours in the hallway. The rider/pusher must also avoid the large medicine balls being rolled across their paths. If hit, they have to take the roundabout penalty detour, with the hope of collecting folded “pope hats” made with newspaper. Other obstacles include throwing a paper airplane through a hoop, while trying to get past the wind of a large fan. Or using a toilet plunger to propel the cart through a maze that was covered with a parachute. When the teams were ready, Wicklund explained the various challenges. “Start anywhere,” she told the teams, and the next half hour was as bizarre as

imagined, with the events being adjusted on occasion for difficulty, and various people watching from the sides, usually in amazement. “It’s hard to tell who’s in the lead,” stated teacher Rick Giller. “But yeah, it’s pretty interesting.” Wicklund’s cultures class was one of the groups behind the course. But like the maze, the class is hard to describe, she admitted. “This class is all tangents,” she explained later. “We do some hands-on projects like this, some research, some discussion—the curriculum changes all the time according to kids interests and opportunities that come up, and it is designed as a thinking class.” The thinking portion was apparent, and she noted a fascination with obstacle courses over the years. “I like obstacle courses that require some logical thinking and creativity as well as physical ability,” she said, noting that she has been behind a few obstacle courses over the years. “But never like this,” she grinned as the gym was in full activity that day. “This is special. It’s multidisciplinary!” Wicklund said the cultures class and other students helped design the course, including Morgyn and Connor McGinnity, Matt Pennington, Mike Jenssen, Jessie Harrison, Taylor Hacker, Michael Keenan, Camille Marsten and new phy ed teacher Megan Challoner, who “tweaked a lot of things” and also took a shine to the challenge, with all of them having various hands in the final project. “I did a lot of taping!” Morgyn McGinnity said later, and the tape was one of the few new items used in the course. Wicklund also credited some of the ideas to current events, such as for that certain new highway project. “The roundabout we added because, of course, there’s a new roundabout on Hwy. 8,” she admitted. Yes, the project was so successful, she is thinking of revising it for other events, from Community Education Day to ... well, the sky is the limit, just like the class. Sometimes, starting anywhere means you never know where it will end.

Students used a plunger to move their cart through an elaborate, covered maze.

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Calling themselves the Amazing Beast Ninjas, the winning team showed in what place they finished.




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Orphaned Nye bones to come home

Huge Polk County bone collection from 1934 to finally be returned

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – After more than 75 years, a collection of orphaned bones discovered in southern Polk County, that includes numerous examples from an extinct flavor of bison, may finally be coming home. “I’ll admit it, it’s some pretty exciting news,” Polk County Historical Society Board member Darrell Kittleson said with a grin. Speaking from the lower level of the Polk County Museum last week, Kittleson has been the point person on efforts to retrieve a collection of what may be up to 1,500 bones discovered in southern Polk County near Nye during an excavation in 1934 and really not seen since. Archeologically, it’s an amazing discovery that has been a somewhat lost secret over the decades. Put simply, a pre-World War II marl mining operation from a swampy wetland led to an archeological treasure discovery unlike few ever discovered in the region. That bone collection has been mothballed at a St. Paul University museum for over seven decades, but may finally be released to outside scientists, and the public, for cataloging, study and review. And yes, some of those bones are truly coming home to Polk County. Jenks and Eddy’s article According to Wisconsin Historical Museum curator Marlin Hawley, who was behind a 2010 expedition to the discovery site and has been at the forefront of returning the bones from Minnesota, the mining of marl was needed to rectify local forest soils, which were inherently acidic. “Marl is a type of loose rock or soil that was mined, dried and eventually spread on local fields, back when farming began to boom,” he said. That harvesting of the marl is what led

tion. Hill was one of a few people involved in that 2010 expedition to the original marl pit site last year to work with the landowner, historians, museum officials, Native American representatives and other researchers to review the likelihood of a renewed dig at the Nye spot. Hill originally called the location a “sweet spot” for the ages, where the weather conditions, topography, creek and lake bed, glacial-era terrain and likely concentration of flora and fauna meant the spot was probably loaded with even more bones. That meant hundreds, maybe thousands, of creatures may have died or been killed near the former lake bed.

Last week at the Polk County Museum in Balsam Lake, UW Zoological Museum curator Laura Halverson Monahan (center) met with Rosalie and Darrell Kittleson of the Polk County Historical Society to go over the latest information on the bones, which was that a portion of the forgotten collection will be coming to the museum, likely by next spring. – Photos by Greg Marsten to the initial discoveries of bones and fragments near Nye. During the mining, an unnamed farmer stumbled upon a heavy concentration of up to 1,500 specimens in the fall of 1934. The find was large enough that it led to a field study by University of Minnesota scientists Samuel Eddy and Albert Ernest Jenks who described the find in detail for a May 31, 1935, Science magazine article. That article noted that the “mostly bison bones” were found at depths of 10 to 18 feet in an old lake bed and current peat bog. It said the find included a few elk and caribou bones, as well, and mentioned that many of them were scratched and cut “as by flint instruments.” It also said that some of them were charred, with the marrow extracted, implying that they were a food source, or that it may have been a kill site by residents of the time. The two university researchers took possession of the bone cache for study. Which is pretty much where they have been ever since. More on that later.

One local mention was made in the Amery Free Press at the time, but otherwise, the bones were likely just boxed up and somewhat forgotten, until recently when Kittleson, Hawley and Illinois State Museum researcher Chris Widga began to enquire about the collection, and possibly returning them to their home state or county for modern study and eventual display.

There’s 555 so far It took some time, but recent movement on the issue has gone from turtle slow to rabbit fast, as portions of the cache were assembled, boxed and reviewed by University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum curator Laura Halverson Monahan just last week. She spent the better part of two days helping wrap, pack, review and count a bulk of the intact bones, which have been in the possession of the University of Minnesota ever since. “I counted 555 so far,” Halverson Monahan said. “However, we didn’t come across a lot of fragments, so it’s very possible there may be quite a few more.” She is preparing the collection for a trip to Ames, Iowa, where noted Iowa State University professor of Anthropology Matthew G. Hill will finally be able to study the collecThere is believed to be at least half a dozen Bison occidentalis skulls among the cache of forgotten bones. The bones are similar to these, which were discovered at Interstate Park, also about 75 years ago.

During an expedition of sorts in southern Polk County, several Midwestern scientists gathered to view firsthand the location of a site where major archeological finds were made. Pictured at left is Marlin Hawley, the archeology curator at the Wisconsin Historical Museum. To his right is Matthew G. Hill, an Anthropologist with the department of anthropology at Iowa State University. Looking on is Eldred Anderson, who had information about the “Mystery Site.” In the foreground is the landowner, who wishes to remain unnamed.

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The expedition As noted in an August 2010 article in the Leader, the author joined the team for that site review expedition, and while they determined that the inaccessibility and riparian conditions would mean a new excavation operation would be far too expensive, it did put a “face” to the location for the scientists. The actual Nye site is very overgrown, hilly, wet and difficult to reach, even by foot. While the current landowners [whose names are being withheld] are fully behind the return of the collection, they also seemed lukewarm, at best, to having their property torn up and excavated for any further research, as can be expected. “Thus, the existing collection assumes an even greater importance,” Hawley stated last year. While he is as well-versed as anyone about the Nye collection, his fascination with the existing archaeological find left him with an inherent desire to see exactly where it was located and whether a renewed dig could ever happen. “It finally roots in one particular place instead of some mystery site out there,” Hawley stated. “We also realized as soon as we saw it that excavation is unlikely. There is really no chance of further excavation; it would require some serious cash.” Again, what has already been excavated, seven decades earlier, becomes the lone remnants of a remarkable find. The Everson connection That Nye bone collection had been little

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Nye bones/from page 1 more than a rumor for the last few decades, according to Kittleson. He first heard of the bones from a Wanderoos-area born and raised man named Merlin Everson, who passed away in 2009, but said he knew of the bone collection that was found and taken away. “He was an absolute encyclopedia on the stuff,” Kittleson said. The research into the original find was vague, consisting of those few mentions, and the Jenks and Eddy articles, on top of the vague mention in the Amery Free Press. Otherwise, it was mentioned in a few other scientific citations from Interstate Park finds and other glacial-epoch finds in the 1930s and ‘20s in Minnesota and Wisconsin. But the actual location, volume and makeup of the find was generally quite vague or a well-kept secret, and it was assumed that the marl extraction proceeded as normal after that 1934 extraction.

The queries Finding the lost bone cache moved forward slowly in the last few years, but did progress, thanks mainly to the queries of Hawley, Widga and Kittleson, with help from a few other interested parties, the current landowners, and more recently, because of queries from several elected officials in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. As it turned out, the collection had been basically forgotten by the University of Minnesota researchers since, and while it was apparently moved from one location to another in 1993 as the Bell Museum of Natural History constructed a new building, the bones were no longer relevant to that museum’s more recent focus. Part of the reason for the lack of progress was also reportedly because several of the Bell Museum researchers responsible for the collection were on lengthy sabbaticals, reportedly in very remote locations. Efforts by the Leader to reach them were never successful and led to even more questions, until recently. Hawley, Widga, Hill, Kittleson, Halverson Monahan and others were able to work with other university officials to bypass those individuals and finally open the collection for research and return to their home state. Boxing them up “The original inventory we were given ... supposedly had 1,500 bones,” Halverson Monahan said. “If that’s right, then we only have a third of the collection [accounted for] so far.” However, she said that the more than 500 bones she observed and boxed up last

The team is seen looking over old and new maps of the area they had just explored, to get a better idea what it may have been like 75 years ago, when the discoveries were first made. Pictured (L to R) are: Matthew Hill, Marlin Hawley and Eldred Anderson. – Photos by Greg Marsten week “are in very good shape,” and include at least seven different skulls, likely to be various sexes and ages of the extinct bison occidentalis, an extinct flavor of Bison with unique horns that were on average about 10 to 15 percent larger than the biggest bison of today. She is not sure when the rest of the collection will be located, if ever, and admits it may have been misplaced for the moment. “I think they expect to find everything,” she said, noting that it was a little confusing, as there were “all kinds of boxes” with different lot numbers, mostly with a lot No. 603, but possibly because of changing inventory systems over the decades, using various systems. She thinks the most recent spreadsheet she has will mean at least 900 bones and fragments will be returned. All along, historians realized that it was very possible that some of the original collection was either culled or discarded over the decades, but Halverson Monahan thinks the remainder is the meat of the collection, and therefore a remarkable and worthy representation.

The Nye Site Assemblage The status of the collection is “likely to move pretty quickly from here,” Halverson Monahan said. She will return to the Bell Museum in the coming weeks to officially claim and take possession of the colThis photo shows some of the actual original finds for the area the team went out to explore. Those finds included several Native American arrowheads and reportedly over 1,000 various bone fragments, many from an extinct species of bison.

lection with Hill, who will likely then take what is now officially referred to as “the Nye Site Assemblage” to ISU in Ames for accurate cataloging, review and possibly even for carbon dating of a half dozen or so random samples, to try and determine the actual ages of the fossils. “Carbon dating is very expensive,” she said, noting that it is also destructive to the sample, which is why they must be careful and very selective on what they test, so that it is an accurate example of the collection. “That’s where the fragments may be useful, since they are already compromised.” In speaking with Halverson Monahan last week, she noted that while there are often huge efforts to find new sites or go deeper into existing digs, in a sense, the existing collections can be a sort of secondary archeological project. As it is with many museum collections in the past century, the actual study was usually staff and time limited, meaning only portions of assemblages were truly studied, making the cataloging of those collections themselves a sort of project within or beyond the original discovery scope. “There is a lot of value in museum collections, of unstudied items already boxed up,” she said, a philosophy that was confirmed by her sifting through the various lot numbers, boxes and wrapped pieces of the Nye collection, the great bulk of which will be studied for the first time using modern methods.

Finds within finds According to Hawley, the early reports in that 1935 Science article stated that along with the skulls, bones and fragments were possibly some spearheads, which might possibly connect the Nye Site Assemblage to early Native American tribes, and may also lend itself to better understanding when early man occupied the region. Some scholars, including Hawley, have stated that the connection may adjust those estimates, and clarify or confirm lots of previous research. So-called “Early Man archaeology” was

behind much of the research of the time and was the culmination of long-asked questions of when Native Americans may have actually begun to reside in the region. “Jenks, and to a lesser extent Eddy, were at the forefront of that [research],” Hawley wrote last year. He said that Jenks may have eventually “overstated his case” with his findings, and gone back further than actual evidence confirmed. But at the same time, the scientific mood at the time of the find was to try and connect man to every fossil of those early epochs. In some ways, it may have led to rumors, false hopes and unrealistic research. “The sites, with or without artifacts and maybe even human involvement, are important in that they tell us a lot about the paleoecology of the region,” Hawley stated. In other words, detailed study of the bones after all these years may actually reveal even more than first thought: it may tell us about not only what types of critters were there, but whether they were the prey of our relatives.

The state of the collection Halverson Monahan said the Nye Site Assemblage she boxed up and reviewed was actually very well taken care of and stayed in very good shape over the ensuing decades, which means the quality of the research and the interest for display will be even better than hoped. She gave high praise to the Bell Museum staff and U of M officials, and noted how the collection was not in their modern focus or field of study, which makes the state of the “orphaned” collection even more commendable. “The person in charge of the collection currently is an entomologist, so this is certainly not her bag!” She said. “I think it’s been taken care of as well as it can be.” The future of the bones The collection was never formally accessioned by the Bell Museum, which means transferring or returning them to Wisconsin will now be quicker than expected. They will then be analyzed and cataloged in fine detail. Hill, staff and students at ISU in Ames will have the collection for much of the winter, where it will be measured, studied, and yes, some will have radio-carbon studies done to determine age. Eventually, the Nye Site Assemblage will be displayed at the UW Zoological Museum in Madison, with a select portion of the bones and a display with a formal time line of the finds also on display at the Polk County Museum in Balsam Lake. Halverson Monahan said she will start the process to make a permanent display for Madison, and she also reviewed a possible location in the Polk County facility, likely among the current Native American displays. But plans are in the works to celebrate the return of the Nye Site Assemblage back to Polk County with much fanfare next year, when the public can finally see the fruits of so many people’s labors. “The bones are finally coming home!” Kittleson said with a wink and a smile.

New business welcomed at Grantsburg The Grantsburg Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new business to the community. “We Are Grantsburg” provides local sports broadcasting via live online streaming, including interviews with coaches and former Grantsburg athletes. The business’ Web site can be found at Shown at right are chamber President Nicki Peterson, Greg Peer, Ashleigh Olson, Ruby Johnson, Bryan Vilstrup, new business members Renae Rombach, Bob Rombach and Caleb Rombach of We Are Grantsburg, Penny Nissen, Jerry Dorff, Gordy Lewis, Dr. Steve Bont, Cody Coleman and Kraig Fiedler. - Photo by John Addison.

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were walking home along the railroad tracks. The first drunk Joe Roberts said, “There’s an awful lot of steps here.” The second drunk said, “Yeah! And I’ll tell you what’s worse, this handrail is real low too.” ••• My mother said to my dad one day, “What are you doing?” He said,” Nothing. Why?” She replied, “Nothing ...? You’ve been reading our marriage certificate for an hour.” Dad smiled and said, “I was looking for the expiration date.” •••


Polk County Genealogical Society sets October meeting LUCK – Members and interested guests are encouraged to attend the monthly Polk County Genealogy Society meeting at the Luck Area Historical Museum, Main Street Luck on Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. This meeting will feature Kathy Greener speaking and teaching on Find-a-Grave program. Refreshments to follow. - submitted

Operation Christmas Child under way BURNETT COUNTY - Operation Christmas Child 2011 has begun. Since 1993, 77 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have received your shoe-box gifts and heard the Gospel message. When the children open their shoe-box gifts, the harsh world around them fades, and their hearts fill with wonder and joy as they see the treasures within. Yet the impact of Operation Christmas Child goes far beyond smiles and laughter. These simple gifts become gospel opportunities. Each child will receive a Bible written in their own language, opening hurting hearts to experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ. To get started, find an empty shoe box or small plastic container, determine whether your box will be for a boy or a girl and the child’s age category (2-4, 5-9 or 10-14). Mark your box with the appropriate age and sex. Pack the shoe box with small things like hygiene items, school supplies, a small toy, hard candy, T-shirt, socks, ball and cap, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, flashlight or extra batteries. Please donate $7 for each shoe box to help with shipping costs. You can follow your box online and find out the destination of your shoe box by making your $7 donation online at You will be asked to print a shipping label and attach it to your shoe box. You can then drop your shoe box off at Siren Covenant Church during national collection week of Nov. 13-21. Please call the church at 715-349-5601 for official drop-off times. - submitted

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nounced. Stapled to the tree on the street corner across from the small stone church, the small sign John W. Ingalls showed the faces of the young couple who were to be married today. Everyone in attendance was ready to celebrate. As the only Americans in attendance at the small Italian wedding, we were honored guests but that didn’t mean we knew what to expect. Invited to attend the wedding of a former foreign exchange student, we jumped at the chance to return to northern Italy. Together with close friends, we found ourselves on a street corner in a fairy-tale setting. The small stone church awaited the guests while surrounded by orchards, green pastures, grazing cows and a castle on a hill overlooking the entire setting. Cinderella herself would not be disappointed. By 10:30 a.m. a makeshift bar had been set up on the street and friends were serving drinks to the arriving guests. Someone entered the small church and the old bell rang out loud and clear across the valley. The groom, already in attendance, awaited his bride. He was surrounded by family and friends as their attention was drawn toward the street. Loud and persistent honking could be heard from the narrow road as a small shiny red convertible neared the street corner. From our vantage point, we could see the facsimile of a rather hideous bride tucked into the passenger side of the car. The flowing blond wig and the wedding dress did little to hide the obvious masculine features of the man dressed as the bride. He stepped out of the car and planted a kiss on the cheek of the

I’m guessing the birds were confused. Daniel and I went camping in this unusually warm weather we have been having. Tent camping in October is normally Carrie Classon a daunting prospect in our part of the world. But this October, we loaded the car with little thought and few provisions and headed out to see the sandhill crane migration. We heard they would congregate as they passed through, headed south. As the season changed from autumn to winter, hundreds or sometimes thousands of them would all come at once, flying in such numbers that they could obscure the moon. Instead, there were a few dozen cranes, drifting in near sunset. They let out their distinctive raspy cry— a short, noisy tune down a wooden washboard— then landed with a splash to join their friends and, no doubt, chat about the unseasonably warm weather. They were not congregating in huge numbers and did not appear to be hurrying off anywhere soon. The cranes joined a large group of Canada geese, several types of ducks and a small group of Trumpeter swans. There was cackling and clucking and what seemed to be friendly badinage between the birds. It sounded like the good-natured ribbing you might hear in an RV park filled with human snowbirds hailing from different states. I feel differently this autumn than I usually do. Perhaps, like the birds, the warm weather has thrown me off, for I usually have a strong instinct to migrate. The season’s change makes the familiar strange and frightens me a little. Something about losing all the leaves makes the open sky feel larger and me more vulnerable. Autumn has always made me feel a little panicky and want to get on a plane or just pull out of the driveway and keep driving until the change of seasons is complete. Standing next to the leaves as they fall seems almost ghoulish. I want this seasonal

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death to be complete and decently covered with snow. I want the change to happen without feeling it as it passes. But this year, braced for the desire to run, I find that I am content to stay right where I am. Deliberately avoiding weather reports, I am willfully disregarding rumors of winter to come. Of course it will get colder. Of course the sun will hide. But instead of anticipating the change in seasons, I wake in the morning and step outside, then marvel that I have been given the gift of another remarkable day. Scouring the garden for a few last tomatoes that escaped the frost, baking the squash that successfully ripened hanging off the garden fence, walking in sandals through piles of crisp fallen leaves, the days seem impossibly precious, these last days that are still warm, the sunshine through bare trees a testament to winter’s nearness. It smells like fall, but feels like summer. The breeze blows through the open canopy and I think I know how the birds feel. I don’t want to be anywhere but exactly where I am. A full moon rose and the cranes kept arriving in small groups, calling as they landed. Daniel and I listened to the intermittent cacophony as we watched our small fire and roasted peppers in the coals. Dried leaves stubbornly rattled on the oak overhead. Long after dark, cranes continued to arrive. They flew lower in the dark, just over my head. And between their strange cries, I could clearly hear the sound of their feathers moving. I almost believed I could reach my fingers upward and feel them as they passed. Till next time, —Carrie

Halloween parade, candy giveaway Oct. 29 by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK — Luck will be celebrating Halloween Saturday, Oct. 29, with 2-1/2 hours of candy giveaways followed by a parade on Main Street. More than 30 businesses in and around Luck will be giving out candy Saturday, Oct. 29, during the third-annual Halloween event sponsored by Scott Mellon, Polk County Realty, and Cathi Mellon, Nails by Cathi. At least 20 businesses on and near Main Street will be giving out candy at their own establishments, while another 10 or more off Main Street will be bringing their treats to Polk County Realty for distribution. Children can collect candy between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The third-annual Halloween parade on Main Street will start at 2 p.m. Lineup begins 1:45 p.m. at Jensen’s Furniture and the Bottle Shop at Main Street and Hwy. 48. All children in costume are invited to take part. Cathi Mellon, speaking to the village board Wednesday evening, Oct. 12, said participation in the Main Street trick-or-treating is growing. Two years ago she had 185 trick-or-treaters at her business, and last year groom. The gaudy red lipstick left a mark for all to see as the crowd cheered. Expecting this wedding to be similar to what I had experienced back home, I was surMD prised. Rather than a well-planned program, this was better described as organized chaos but it was delightful chaos nonetheless. After the arrival of the bride, people continued to gather together, laughing and joking among themselves. The priest with a robe covering his blue jeans and running shoes seemed to suggest that we get things started. Slowly filtering into the small church it began. No music, no processional, no announcements, it just began. The people seemed to shift and wander during the entire ceremony but the music was wonderful. The only word we understood was hallelujah, but it was enough. At the end of the service, the couple exited the church through a large paper banner like the football captain entering the field for the homecoming game. They were assaulted by enough rice to feed most of the Orient. It was time to party. While the wedding ceremony was unconventional by our standards, the rest of the day would hold more surprises. As the entourage gathered together for the trip to the hotel holding the reception, there was a detour. Stopping at a bridge, the crowd blocked the road as the bride and groom were expected to work together using a large double crosscut saw and cut a log in half. Symbolically this represented the end of a single relationship and the beginning of a two-person relationship. I am sure there was more nuance to it than that as there was plenty of revelry by the onlookers. I enjoy fine dining but the reception was sensory

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Cathi Mellon, who with her husband, Scott, organized the Saturday, Oct. 29, Halloween parade and candy giveaway in Luck, spoke to the village board last week to ask that Main Street be closed for the 2 p.m. parade. — Photo by Mary Stirrat the number was up to 210. This year, she said, she expects an even bigger crowd as area residents see the opportunity for a safe trick-ortreating experience for their children. overload. The menu stated a six-course meal, but I quit counting at eight. The dinner, complete with laugher, singing, practical jokes and chants of “bacio, bacio,” meaning “kiss, kiss,” lasted many hours. Plate after plate of food was accompanied by bottles of champagne and wine and then more food. More than six hours after the meal began we were offered a taste of cake. So long was the meal that practical jokes were directed at the groom between courses. Given a set of coveralls and a hard hat, he was escorted down to the street. There in the back of a friend’s truck was a large block of concrete. Somewhere within the hardened cement was a gift for the bride and groom. His job was to break apart the block using a jackhammer. The crowd cheered him on, offering advice as his adoring bride served him cold drinks to sustain him during his labors. The loud jackhammer drowned out the sounds of approaching cars as we blocked the street. The crowd parted to let traffic through as the groom persisted. Eventually breaking apart the large block of concrete, he discovered a large amount of money, all fake. Laughter rang out and we all returned to eating. Jet lag haunted us as the evening hours waned. With hugs and kisses for the young couple we excused ourselves and retreated to our hotel rooms above the street. The music began and they danced and sang until the very early-morning hours. We had survived our first and only Italian wedding. If it was different from other weddings there, I have no idea. Understanding very few words but welcomed and accepted by all, we will always cherish those moments. We may not always understand love when it is spoken but you will never misunderstand it when it is given and experienced. Grazie, grazie.


Fired Rumors spread across the island like the fog coming off the big lake that late winter morning. Two teachers had been fired! I was one of them and my good friend Tom the other. We had no idea why. Things had been going good, I thought, in my first teaching job out on the island at the tip of Door County. Winter on the island seemed quiet. With only 560 residents left after Labor Day, Washington Island hunkered down for winter. No tourists, no restaurants open, a single ferry to the mainland each day if the weather was good, fishing fleets in winter quarters and people impatiently waiting for next summer. People who made enough money from the tourist season left with the tourists to winter somewhere on the mainland or in the south. Some of those left, like chickens too tightly cooped, turned on others to peck on those who were different. The winter of 1974-75 they turned on two teachers and a minister. The school board had met the night before and non-renewed both Russ and Tom. Non-renew is education-speak for fire. The next morning, before classes, Washington Island School Superintendent Joe Bissonette called us to his office, “The school board voted to non-renew both of you. They didn’t like the way you are teaching. Mrs. Anderson stuck up for you and so did I, but Butch and Sharon had obviously talked it over ahead of time and voted against rehiring for another year. You will have to start looking for a different school next year. I will give you each a good recommendation. These islanders are hard to deal with—every winter they get upset at someone and turn on them. You’ll be better off somewhere else. I told them I’m retiring at the end of the year.” “I thought things were going pretty good,” I said to Tom as we walked to our classrooms. He was industrial arts teacher and had been on Washington Island longer than me having taken over midway through the previous school year. For me it was my first teaching job. “Yeah, we are doing pretty good with the kids,” said Tom, “Butch and Sharon had some kind of burr in their saddle.” I was worried. Margo and I had been married for four years. Most of that time we were poor, as I was a full-time student. We were still living cheaply, but much better with both of us working on the island. We liked the island, the kids and people and had planned on settling down there to stay for at least a few years. We were planning to start our family, and in February we found out Margo was expecting with September the due date. Things had seemed to be going along smoothly, so getting fired was a great shock. It was only a few months earlier that Margo and I loaded her ’68 Mustang with our clothes, personal items and linens and moved to Washington Island. Teaching jobs were scarce for new graduates in those days with all the men trying to get a teaching deferment to stay out of Vietnam. I was lucky to have found a job, even if it was on an island 45 minutes by ferry out in Lake Michigan off the point of Door County. We drove from Margo’s parents home near West Bend, straight north along Lake Michigan and through Green Bay, on up the beautiful drive through the Door County peninsula. Early apple harvesting was under way so we stopped and bought a half bushel on the way to the Washington Island Ferry. Two months earlier we had made the same trip; that time for the job interview. It was our only interview from over 100 applications Margo sent out for me. Most schools were not interested in brand-new teachers when they could get experienced ones, even though I had excellent references from interning for eight weeks at Madison East High School. The school board for the smallest school district in Wisconsin liked that I was licensed in all the sciences and math areas.

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The Rambler and wife lived on Washington Island in 1974-1975 where he had his first teaching job. A ferry went to and from the island once each day, weather permitting. During the long, isolated winter the Islanders turned on their teachers and minister, like chickens cooped up in too small of a pen. – Photo submitted They were looking for a teacher to do all seventh- to 12th-grade math and science to complement the other two full time seventh to 12th teachers. The enrollment K12 was 90. Of that, 40 were in the 7-12 grades. They liked it that I was a new teacher and could be hired for $7,000 per year and essentially no benefits. Washington Island was a summer paradise for vacationers and summer residents. The 560 winter population swelled to nearly 2,000 in the summer. Scores of houses that stood empty all winter filled in the summer. Rich people from Chicago and Milwaukee cruised in their yachts up the lake to their summer homes and filled the island Memorial Day to Labor Day as well as a constant stream of day-trippers coming over to see the sights. We had rented a big old inland house on the corner of Main Street and the main ferry road. It had an addition that had been the post office. We were across from one of the two grocery stores on the island, up the hill from Findlay’s Inn. It cost $100 per month and we had it for the school year, sandwiched between Memorial and Labor days, when their summer residents were away. The ferry cost $6 one-way for a car and passengers. It seemed like a lot. I had spent the past 18 months going to graduate school in Madison, picking up a teaching license along the way. Margo worked as a home health aide there and I manned the Stop and Go convenience store 11-7 every other night while a full-time student. We made barely enough to live on and were cash poor to start the new job. The water was rough when we got to Gill’s Rock, then the ferry port. The swells made the ferry and large on-ramp bob up and down. A ferry crewman waved us to scoot across the ramp as it flattened out, driving quickly to keep from getting caught when the ferry went up and made the crossing an inverted “V,” sure to damage the muffler or gas tank. It wasn’t crowded. Sunday ferry traffic was the weekenders coming off the island. We got out of the car and went into the glassed-in passenger area and sat down. One of the crewmen remembered us from the interview trip and introduced himself. “I’m Hjalmer Johnson. You’re the new teacher aren’t you? Welcome to the island. You’ll have my two boys in school.” That he remembered us was a hint of what was to come. On the island, everyone knew everything about everyone! We drove off the ferry onto the ramp at Detroit Harbor, excited at our new adventure. Not only was it a new job, but it was on an island! We drove up the ferry road, winding through beautiful woods until we got to the crossroads. “Pick up the key across the road from Mr. Jensen, the storekeeper, ” we’d been told. We parked in our new driveway and crossed the street and climbed the stairs into the small old store. “Hi,” I said to Jensen, “I’m Russ Hanson, the new school teacher who is renting the house across the road. This is my wife, Margo. I am supposed to pick up the key


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Tom was also new to teaching, having just the half year in. Tom had been from Duluth and later Madison and met Mary going to school there. She was very much into spinning, weaving, gardening, sort of an earth mother type, except young, slim, pretty, with long straight hair and granny glasses, and strong opinions. “Everything that you do on the island that isn’t inside your house with the blinds closed is public knowledge. Everybody gossips about everybody else. When the summer people go, many of the people don’t have jobs anymore—they work in the tourist business. Most of the ones that make money leave too. The ones left behind are those who work here; some farmers, some commercial fishermen, a few work at the power plant, the school, or the businesses that are still open. There is one church, a Lutheran one that is open winters; two stores; two bars; a gas station and maybe a restaurant; and that’s about it.” “It should be fun with three of us young new teachers—maybe we can get or own social circle going.” Sally was single and also a first-year teacher. We quickly got to know each other and soon the three of us and our spouses were good friends. Sally was a popular date for the young men on the island. So many folks in this Icelandic settlement were already related to each other that outsiders were needed to keep from dating a cousin. There was a phone in our house; the owner said the bills would come to us while we were renting and we could use the same number, “no problem here on the island, everybody knows the number and you will be living here.” Long-distance calls to the mainland were quite expensive, so we limited our calls home. Our first call was from Clara. “Hi. I am the teacher you are replacing. If you have time tomorrow at 9, we should get together so I can show you the school room, books, and how things work.” Clara was a very proper, nice, youthfullooking lady, I guessed in her 50s. “I taught here for 35 years after having taught on the mainland before that. I married an Islander after I came here. He is retired and we decided to do some winter traveling so I retired too,“ she said in a matter-of-fact and yet friendly way. The schoolroom was nice, older style desks with bookshelves; cupboards, lots of south and east windows for light and quite attractive. It was an old two-room school with many additions in several directions that were more modern. My room was one of the newer and nicer rooms and I was pleased. Clara showed me the books each class would be using. While she was giving me the tour, she made comments “You won’t be able to buy much supplies as the Islanders don’t raise much taxes for the school,” or “The Islanders are quite proud of their school as they spent $100,000 remodeling it only a couple of years ago.” “Clara, you keep saying ‘the Islanders do this’ or ‘the Islanders think that,’ you have been here 35 years as a teacher—why don’t you say “we do this or that?’” Clara replied with a bitter laugh, “Oh, you can’t be a real Islander unless you were born here and your parents and grandparents. They make sure you know you aren’t an islander.” “ ”Even if your husband is from here?” “No, I never will be an Islander even though I taught the children for all those years.” The next day school started. Most of the children were nice, polite, well dressed, clean and friendly. I knew by the end of the first week, I wouldn’t be thinking about hitting anyone. Continued next week.


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the roof with bricks and mortar. Slowly and methodically they took off the bricks down to the roofline and slowly and methodically rebuilt it. I telephoned Jerome to tell him, “The chimney is done. Please come back.” The crew returned the next day and the tear-off began in earnest. Jerome knocked on the door. “We’ve got a problem,” he said. “We have to cut off a couple of tree limbs. They’re too close to the roof.” “All right,” I said, as I knew the limbs were hanging over the roof. I kept the dogs inside as the branches crashed to the ground. The TV antenna was lowered to the ground too. All day big sheets of plywood were hauled up on the roof as old shingles and roof boards crashed down on our lawn. September’s nice warm weather was changing into October’s chilly, overcast days. As night approached, the men continued to work. They brought in a huge truck with bright spotlights and worked until 11 p.m. as they couldn’t leave the roof open and exposed to possible rain. I worried that they’d fall off the roof. My heart went out to them, seeing them work so hard. One day I baked an apple pie and called to them to come down for a break. Usually Jerome had a sandwich in one hand and a hammer in the other at lunchtime. Jerome knocked on the door, “We’ve got a problem,” he said. “We opened up a nest of flying squirrels.” I’d never known anyone as conscientious. “That’s OK. We don’t want them in our house. We’ve been trying to get rid of them.” Several other times during the week he told me “We’ve got a problem.” Once it was a chunk of stucco that fell off the outside wall. “We’ll fix it,” I told him. Finally, after two weeks, with the crew off and on again, our new roof was finished. I baked them a batch of oatmeal cookies. Jerome smiled his engaging smile. “Will you tell others what good roofers we are?” I assured him I would. He figured the bill and deducted $100 because my sons cleaned up all the fallen shingles each night. The whole roof cost more than our entire 80acre farm 50 years ago. The crew went around the yard with magnets to pick up all loose nails. I no longer have to get up at 6 a.m. so I won’t be in bed when the roofers arrive. I miss all the activity in the yard, the tap-tap-tap of hammers and staple guns. Even the tromping overhead. But now I’ve got a problem, I have to find a good plasterer to repair upstairs ceilings. Until next week, Bernice


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The Frederic United Fund Drive began Oct. 25.The Frederic District decided to hold 18.6 mill rate and also to hire a part-time aide.–The board approved the bus contract, staff, addition, and 21-mill rate at Siren.-The Polk-Burnett retired teachers decided to organize a club.-Frederic Home Furnishings decided to hold a big closeout sale.-Lawson Green House held open house at its gift gallery Oct. 21, 22, 23 at Frederic with orchids flown in from Hawaii for all the ladies (free).-Students from Polk and Burnett counties, etc., enrolled at River Falls for fall quarter.The Polk County unit achieved 110 percent of fund crusades goal.-Ace Hardware, Siren, advertised 30cup percolators for $10.88, 22 cup for $9.88, etc.-The new Windjammer was open at 5 p.m. daily except Sunday at 2 p.m. next to the House of Cheese, St. Croix Falls, with finest food.-Obituaries included Carl Sather, John Nelson (Star route mail carrier), Paul Zabel, Elnora Thompson, Axel Carlson, William Taylor and Fannie Laakso.-This Do You Remember column was one long single column running the full length of the page with signature “Olsen & Son Drugs, Frederic.”

Jonn B. Dinnies, P.A.C., was at the clinic in Luck.The Clam Falls Lutheran Church served its harvest dinner on Sunday, Aug. 25, at noon (turkey).-The Flaming Diz-Busters’ Traveling Show was given Aug. 27 at the Frederic High School.-Obituaries included Andrew Mortson, Edwin Chelmo, Vivian Schroeder, Katherine Larabee, Aaron Jeffery, Jennie Radke, Linda Piepho, Rose Yessak, Fred Fischer and Harold Parduhn.-A white dove was lost in the Webster area and was very friendly as he was somebody’s pet.-A Frederic fall festival offered an arts and craft fair plus a dance.-A visit to Russia left a favorable impression on a Siren student, Jamie Rivard, junior class.-Archeologists were clearing the way for pipeline at the Narrows.-Workers at the tourist information center satellites received training.-Forts Folle Avoine was open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the 18th-annual St. Croix Powwow was held Aug. 24-25.-Siren’s Ben Franklin store moved to a new location.-The Grantsburg Kitchen Band performed at Nordic Fest.-Lack of patients may close Frederic hospital.-A new Luck Fire Hall will be built.-Concerned Unity taxpayers delayed approval of levy.

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Nexen employees generous in United Way effort WEBSTER — Nexen Group Inc. in Webster just concluded its 17th United Way campaign, and it was another big success. The fundraising campaign ended on Thursday, Oct. 13, and by the time the smoke cleared, Nexen employees had raised over $24,000 in pledges and raffle sales. The company provided a contribution of $24,000 bringing the grand total to over $48,000. A committee of Nexen employees helped orchestrate the United Way campaign. Campaign events included raffles, bake sales, lunch offerings and of course, employee pledges. Representatives from the Spooner Fire Department and the Burnett County Aging Program spoke about how United Way contributions have helped them. Pat Wojak was this year’s chair of the United Way

The Atlas Methodist Church had a chicken supper Thursday night, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The charge for adults was $1.25.-An old landmark burned at Trade Lake. It was a planned fire of the former Manley Davidson home.-Beautiful fall weather came to Wisconsin.-The call-up of the 32nd Division was felt in this area.-A New Richmond woman drove her car through fences, hit trees and hit a horse. There were no injuries to humans.-Four Red Cross meetings were held in Polk County.-Specials at the Frederic Clover Farm store included 2 lbs. coffee at $1.09, spare ribs 39¢ lb., round steak at 69¢ lb., bananas at 2 lbs. for 29¢, chocolate chips at 39¢ package.-Olsen & Son, Frederic, announced a gigantic 1¢ sale.Routes, Frederic, had a sale of pork hocks at 29¢ lb., pot roast at 39¢ lb. carrots at two cello bags at 19¢, Oreos at 29¢ package, sauerkraut at 15¢ in large tin.The corn silage stack was open for farmers Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting Sept. 20 at Stokely-Van Camp, Inc., Milltown.-The Cumberland Rutabaga Festival was held Sept. 22-23-24.-The 1962 Buick and Pontiac new-car showing was Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1961, serving free coffee and doughnuts at Tretsven Auto Co., Milltown.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Hi, my human friends – Sadie here, back for another week of YAPpenings! I am very tired today from supervising Mom’s leaf blowing and Dad’s lawn cutting. Fortunately all went well and I didn’t have to point out any areas they missed. Once I’m done with this week’s article, it will be time for a good long nap. Maya has healed pretty well from her surgery and is back to her regular pesky self. She is very demanding, wants what she wants and lets you know if you’re too slow responding. I think Eli and I need some earplugs to block her out. With Eli playing lots and running around outside with Maya, it kind of lets me off the hook. Well it was a great week at the shelter. Denny was adopted by a fabulous family and while sad to see him go, we were very happy for him. He’ll have a new brother who was called Garfunkel when he was adopted from the shelter last fall. I think his name is now Romeo. Also Katy is going to live with a wonderful couple and leaves us this Wednesday, Alanna has an approved application and so does Carly, but hers isn’t a for-sure thing so we’re keeping our paws crossed. So with all that happening with the dogs, on the cat end of things Jacob and Dean Martin were adopted together and looks like they’ll have a very happy home. Leah and Sookie were adopted together also and Pia the wee kitten goes home on Tuesday. So overall, you can see we’ve been quite busy in finding great homes for my friends at the shelter. Thank you for adopting from the shelter, I

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Arnell Humane Society of Polk County Lucky is a 1-year-old neutered male black Labrador. He is a clown, an earnest listener and an all-around happy camper. Lucky sports a shiny, soft black coat and a magnificently chiseled head that gives him the dashing good looks of Cary Grant. He likes to play fetch with humans and Catch Me, You’re It with other dogs. This handsome fellow has been waiting at the Arnell animal shelter for two months. He is hoping that a family with kids will

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YAPpenings Sadie

Born at Amery Regional Medical Center:

know each of them will bring much happiness to your home. Well let me see now, I think I told you about my friend Duke last week so I’m going to tell you about Sweety. She is very well named as she is just that, a real sweety. This 4-month-old little girl is a black Lab mix with a splash of white on her chest. Sweety has a wonderful disposition and a heart larger than life, how could you not love her? Then we have the three finches that we would really like to find a home for. They are really cute little birds that chirp happily away in their cage. Their names are Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum and Huckleberry Finch. We’re told that some senior homes/facilities may have an aviary so if you know of any that might like to have three additional finches, please call the shelter! We’re not really geared for birds and we have to be careful because of the cats in the office so the birds stay shut in Lucas’s office. There’s a new little dog at the shelter, a Yorkie called Pebbles. When I say little, wow is she little – barely reached my ankle. Pebbles should be ready for adoption by the end of the week so if it’s

a small dog you’re looking for then she may just be for you. Cats are in abundance, fun-loving kittens in various age groups and two young adults named Una and Marilyn. Please, if you’re looking for a furry feline friend, consider one of ours. Something else new at the shelter, we now have an outside bulletin board at the gate. We will be able to post upcoming events and pictures of stray animals there so if you’re missing your buddy, we may just have him. We have to send a big shoutout to Michael Foley for his much-appreciated work in getting this put up for us. Finally, just to let you know, our next newsletter will be coming out in the first part of November sometime so make sure you watch for it! Have a great week everyone. Licks and tailwags. The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time. 715866-4096. License No. 267335-DS We’re on Facebook too!

walk through the door and straight to his kennel. Lucky likes long walks, flushing out birds and squirrels and a gentle pat on the head. He is all about the moment and making the most of it. Keeping Lucky company in the adoptable dog kennel are: Buster, a boxer-husky mix neutered male, Shane, a tricolored shorthair husky, Chloe, a young Old English sheepdog, Oliver the black puggle mix, Twyla the black and tan dachshund and two 10-week-old husky-Lab-mix puppies. All of these dogs are ready to add a new adventure to your life this winter. Not to be outdone, the cats have asked to be mentioned as well. Available for adoption are kittens orange tabby and white, diluted calico, blue-gray and white, brown tabby and white, black and white tuxedo and Hol-

stein black and white. Adult cats are: Cassidy is a medium-hair brown tabby with style and Clara is a black and white love bug. Oscar loves people. He is all black with short hair. The kittens Lucky are keeping the adult cats entertained, but Cassidy, Clara and Oscar would much rather keep you company on the couch. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, 185 Griffin St. E., Amery, 715-268-7387 (PETS) or online: Arnell-


Lewis The men of the church sponsored a pancake supper Saturday night at the Lewis church. It’s a toss-up whether the pancake suppers or pancake breakfasts are most popular, but both are part of the church outreach. The men really know how to flip those flapjacks, how to scramble those eggs and fry those sausage links. Lots of seconds and, yes, third helpings served. Changes are coming for the Lewis church, set in a white pine grove. The white pines are no longer what they were, as they are older and windstorms have taken many of the branches and boughs. We won’t miss the pine needles or the pinecones but we will miss the trees. Some of them look more like poles than trees. When the original People’s Church was built in 1915-1916, the trees were small, like shrubs, but the years have taken their toll. So if you see professional crews at work on the front yard, that is what is happening. Yellow ribbons mark five trees that are brittle, dying, damaged and marked for removal. It is a dangerous situation, so if you want to, watch from a distance to be safe. In this case, the yellow ribbons don’t mean someone is welcome home, but the trees’ days are numbered. There is a plan to plant trees when we decide what kind. We are already obligated to plant a tree in memory of Ernest Bengtson and possibly others. Two of our writers from the Northwest Regional

Writers won prizes for their writing at the conference held all day Saturday at the Ag Station, Spooner. Michael Veith won for his story about a dead/dying horse (humor) and Stanley Miller won for his selections of poems. To his credit he even tried singing. We are proud of both of them, and proud of those who participated and read aloud from their works. It was an amazing day. Writers enjoy getting together. Those who attended the above were Michael Veith, his third year of winning a prize, Stanley Miller, Alice Ford, Charles Ford, Glenna Hauger, Pat Solomonson, Kathy Krantz and Bernice Abrahamzon, plus two writer guests from Friday’s meeting, Raine and Mikhaila Lamport of Grantsburg and Nels Potvin of Frederic. The Northwest Regional Writers had their regular monthly meeting in the community room of the Big Gust Apts., Grantsburg, on Friday. Denis Simonsen presided. Bernice Abrahamzon took minutes as secretary; Mary Jacobsen was on a family bicycle trip this past weekend. The next meeting will be at the Sunrise Apts., Frederic, on the second Friday of Nov. The assignment is to write a short mystery. It appears that renters have moved into the Lonnie Pearson home in Lewis below Abrahamzon’s hill. Cold and coughs are making the rounds. Still pulling carrots from the garden. It was women’s Sunday at the Lewis church with

Bernice Abrahamzon women holding key roles. LaVonne Boyer gave the message, Robin Peterson was reader and Kara Alden read Scripture. Linda Baxter reviewed the gifts made by the UMW during 2011 for various projects. Starr Warndahl, on behalf of the UMW, presented gold pins to Marie Nelson and Mickey Lenz for their faithfulness and all their gifts to the church. They are honored to share the honor of these pins with their sisters in the church. Chung Jones said the Lord’s Prayer in her native Korean language. Extra family members were in church on Sunday to honor Marie Nelson and Mickey Lenz. Sylvia Schetzel was out of town so not in Sunday’s service. Gloria Chell and Starr Warndahl are both UMW members and played a prelude with organ and piano. LaVonne Smith and Linda Baxter were both greeters and handing out bulletins. Bernice Abrahamzon reminded them there were times when women would not have had the privilege of being in charge of such a program. Women ushers? Incredible. Women speakers? No way. Women Scripture readers? Never. Times have changed. Thank goodness. One of the best things we ever did was to welcome men into our kitchen at church.

Borderline news On Thursday, Oct. 27, there will be a senior party at the Northland Community Center in Cozy Corner. It will start at noon and includes dinner. Those planning to attend should call Pat Kinblom no later than Tuesday, Oct. 20, so she can get an accurate count of the number of meals needed. If you want to play Bingo, then please bring two small gifts for prizes. Mary Picton and her daughter, Tammy Baer, traveled to Illinois. Mary attended her 55th class reunion. While they were there they visited some of

their other relatives. They returned last Monday. The ladies of the Woodland Church are having their day out on Tuesday, Oct. 25. They are meeting at Emily’s Luncheon in Webster at noon. On Thursday, Oct. 13, Webster High School played their last football game of the season. They beat Flambeau 21 to 6. The Rick Gustafson family, Missy Preston and family, Karl and Tammy Baer, and Mary Picton all attended the game. Josh Baer and Lance Preston both play on the team. It was a nice way to end the season.

Bob Brewster The Cloverton Garden Club had a decent turnout for their spaghetti dinner last Saturday night. The fundraiser was for fencing for the Cloverton Cemetery. Please call 911. It’s the middle of October and the Bumbleberry farmers just planted spinach, radishes, chard, lettuce, carrots, beets, bok choy, and leeks. They claim the coming cold weather will keep the weeds down. Have they just gone plumb loco?

Frederic Senior Center I’m filling in for Hazel again this week as she is in Wausau for the week. It sure looks like winter is right around the corner. We will have to turn the furnace on. Our electric stove went kaput, but the nutrition site provided a new one. Don’t forget they serve meals

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 11:30 a.m. Come early as they play Bingo at 11 a.m. Winners at Spades last week were Arnie Borchert, Lillian Murphy, Inez Pearson and Liz Ruhn. Winners at 500 were Rich Hustad, Larry Anderson, Flo Antiel and Dave Peterson.


Dave Peterson

Remember we play Spades at 1 p.m. on Monday, 500 cards at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Pokeno at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. Pool players play most mornings at 8:30 – 9 a.m., if you get the urge come and join them.

A boy, Connor Louis McAbee, born Sept. 21, 2011, to Alyssa Colalillo and Adam McAbee, Frederic. Connor weighed 6 lbs., 7.5 oz. ••• A girl, Lux Lynn Kiekhofer, born Sept. 22, 2011, to Melissa Schaffer and Michel Kiekhofer, Amery. Lux weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. ••• A girl, Adelaide Stella Hollmann, born Sept. 28, 2011, to Stacy and Nathan Hollmann, Dresser. Adelaide weighed 9 lbs., 1 oz. ••• A girl, Adalyn Presley Bartholomew, born Sept. 29, 2011, to Christa Bartholomew, Clayton. Adalyn weighed 8 lbs., 7.5 oz. ••• A girl, Myla Mae Waterman, born Oct. 5, 2011, to Courtney-Theresa Corrente and Joseph Waterman, Balsam Lake. Myla weighed 8 lbs. ••• A boy, Gavin Michael Zasada, born Oct. 7, 2011, to Michelle Engstrand and Chance Zasada, Turtle Lake. Gavin weighed 9 lbs., 4 oz. ••• A boy, James Gordon Hoisington III, born Oct. 8, 2011, to Jessica and James Hoisington Jr., Cumberland. James weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. •••

Born at Burnett Medical Center:

A boy, Colton Lewis Brugman, born Oct. 15, 2011, to Chad and Jennifer Brugman, Webster. Colton weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Kathleen Bohn of Luck and Maryanne and Duane Brugman of Anaconda, Mont. •••

Born at Osceola Medical Center:

A girl, Brooklyn Louise Holt, born Oct. 13, 2011, to Elsie Johnson and Nicholas Holt, Star Prairie. Brooklyn weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz. •••

Born at Mercy Hospital in Anoka:

A boy, Connor Joel Ihlenfeldt, born Oct. 12, 2011, to Joel and Marilyn Ihlenfeldt, Blaine, Minn. Connor weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandfather is John Mahoney of Round Lake Park, Ill., paternal grandfather is Don Ihlenfeldt of Blaine, Minn. and paternal great-grandmother is Irene Chasensky of Frederic. Connor’s sister is Riley Addison-Ihlenfeldt. •••

Born at St. Croix Regional Medical Center:

A boy, Warren James Ayd, born Oct. 3, 2011, to Shannon and Derek Ayd, Frederic. Warren weighed 8 lbs. ••• A girl, Bella Christine Fehlen, born Oct. 4, 2011, to Jessica and Jerrod Fehlen, Osceola. Bella weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. ••• A girl, Brooke Kristine Johnson, born Oct. 5, 2011, to Scott and Jackie Johnson, Grantsburg. Brooke weighed 8 lbs. •••

St. Croix Senior Center Marian Edler Our Tuesday started with an exercise session. In the afternoon, games were played. The winning team in Hand and Foot was Bill McGrorty, Janice Mevissen and Rita Boyle. The winners in Dominos were Delores Benson, Martha Lundstrom and Don Anderson. In 500 cards the winners were Rich Hustad, Ardis Brown, Jeanette Berquam and Marlys Borchert. Wednesday afternoon, the October birthdays were celebrated with cake and ice cream. After this we viewed a video on the eruption of Mount St. Helen. Thursday, we did our exercises in the morning. In the evening, 500 cards was played. The winners were Ray Nelson, Tim Turrittin and Bob Norlander. Friday morning Bridge was played. On Friday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m., Bingo will be played. U Care will be here at 1:30 p.m. Come join in the fun. You are always welcome.



LaVonne O'Brien

John and Reeny Neinstadt went to Eau Claire Thursday and returned home on Friday. They went to North Branch, Minn., with Natalie Flagstad and family on Saturday. Jack and Jeri Witzany attended the retirement party for Norma Kellberg at the government center on Friday. She worked in the district attorney’s office for 34 years. Nancy Krause took her parents, Tom and Marge Ammend, to Stillwater, Minn., on Friday for Marge’s birthday. They met relatives and friends for lunch and had an enjoyable time together. The Orange 4-H Club had their club achievement ceremony at Orange Community Center Saturday afternoon. Saturday night there was the county achievement ceremony at Siren. Orange 4-H Club was honored for the community activities such as the library and dog park fundraising and dairy promotion. Steve and Cheri Ammend attended their daughter Andrea’s wedding in Milwaukee Oct. 7.

News from the Service LAWTON, Okla. – Army Pvt. Andrew R. Widell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Widell is the son of Raymond Widell of Almena, and Tina Widell of Grantsburg. He is a 2011 graduate of Grantsburg Senior High School. - submitted

Siren Senior Nona Severson Center Our nice fall weather is sticking around, and I for one am really enjoying this weather. We want to thank all the people who have donated items to our center. We have received several boxes of books from Leona Wilke, sports magazines from Eugene Lund and vegetables from several people. Thanks to everyone. Our winners for 500 were Anke Oleson, Cora deJong, Flo Antiel, Shirley Doriott and Marie Van Guilder. Spade winners were Candace Doriott, Dwaine Bentley, Darlene Groves and Susie Hughes. Congratulations to all the winners. I was told that the next evening meal will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, and they will be serving turkey this time. I will let you know more as the time gets closer. Our center is already starting to think about the annual Thanksgiving dinner, which is a community dinner. Lots of work goes into the planning for this dinner, and this week will be the first of several planned meetings to get things rolling. The meal is served and also delivered to people who cannot make it to the center. Until next week, enjoy the nice weather and stay healthy.


715-349-2964 Bear country has been rather quiet as far as bears go. None sighted for almost a month. Even the deer have all but stopped coming in. However, the tree rats sure are busy as they scurry about gathering up the ample supply of acorns scattered all over the ground. Hubby has even given them a few treats just about every day. He scatters a handful of black walnuts he picked up in town on the church parking lot. It doesn’t take the tree rats long and they are in scooping up those giant nuts, what a prize. Last week a large tree rat grabbed one and up a tree he went. The tree has a not-too-large hole in a branch, and he tried to push it in the hole only to have it fall to the ground. Try as he might it wouldn’t fit and it fell several times. Each time he looked down and, tail

twitching, went to retrieve it. This went on three or four times, until finally he gave up and just ate his prize on the ground. Maybe he will try another day. A cancer benefit will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Siren Lodge on Crooked Lake for Jill KiefferProulx. The spaghetti supper starts at 4:30 p.m. A silent auction of many nice items will also be held. For more info call Kristina at 715-410-3112. Last Sunday was U.M.W. Sunday at the Siren Methodist Church. The U.M.W. ladies took over the complete service. During the service, Marilyn Weschnefski was awarded the pin of recognition for her work in U.M.W. Last Friday, Art and Bev Beckmark headed to International Falls, Minn., to see Bev’s sister, Betty

Bev Beckmark Miechkota, who has been in and out of the hospital since January. Her latest problem is possible kidney failure and possible dialysis. They found things are improving for the moment and they returned home Sunday. The October community dinner will be held at the Siren Methodist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Dinner is from 5 to 6 p.m. but come early as the food goes fast. This is a free dinner but donations are always accepted. Congratulations to elementary student Taedon Nicols, middle schooler Seth Guertin and high schooler Stephanie Keith for being chosen Siren Schools students of the week. You did a great job guys.

Bernie Boelter

Webster Senior Center We certainly are having beautiful weather, and we need to get out and enjoy it as “you know what” will be happening in the not too distant future. I guess that is why we live in Wisconsin, the changing seasons. The Wii bowlers had a banner week again. LaJuana had high individual game with a 251 and also high individual series with a 471. The Sleepers had high team game with an 832 and high team series with a 1,591. Pat picked up the 5-7 split. We do have a good time. Stop in on Wednesday morning around 9:30 and watch. You may want to join in, and we do need subs. Wednesday afternoon brought 23 players for

Dime Bingo. Joanne Miehle served snacks. We do appreciate all that come to play, and there is always room for more. We play every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Thursday night pool and cards players were having a great time judging by the laughter coming from both ends of the building. Everyone also enjoyed the “special” ice cream furnished by Millie Hansen. We play every Thursday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Come in and join the fun. We would like to express our gratitude to Laurie Voss for making and donating fall centerpieces and now for the Halloween centerpieces and Halloween candy dishes.

Several diners are enjoying the brunches Nikki is serving on Fridays. She is going to continue them next month. Stop in and pick up a menu. The center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information on lunches call 715-866-5300. You can also stop in and have coffee any morning. Come in and check out what the decorating elves, Gladys and Theresa, have done. Great job ladies. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. See you at the center.

Dewey - LaFollette Mary Dunn, Marlene Swearingen, Ruth Rydberg, Lorri McQuade, Donna Hines, Lida Nordquist and Karen Mangelsen were guests of Nina Hines Tuesday. They enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and playing cards. Karen Mangelsen, Lida Nordquist and Donna Hines took Marlene Swearingen and Nina Hines out for lunch Wednesday to celebrate their birthdays. Lawrence and Nina Hines went to Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday and visited Nancy and Steve Hagen and Emily and Josh Hennagir. Guests of Hank and Karen Mangelsen on the weekend were

Kari Fladwood

It’s been a busy place here at Centennial Hall. The steady transformation into a community center has been received warmly in the community and we appreciate the support. Centennial Hall has been and always will be a senior center – but there is enough room here to have it be a community center for adults of all ages. Is there anything you would like to see here? We have time slots open – and several into the evenings, and we’d like to fill them! So if there is something you’d like to see here, let us know! The 24th-annual fall bazaar and bake sale is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 19, and we have a few tables still available. There’s not many left, but there



Winners were as follows: Quilt, pillows and sham – Doris Muench; $100 Farm and Fleet gift card – Christina Willis; $75 Farm and Fleet gift card – Wiatt Krueger; signed Packers football – Chad Andrea. The club members appreciate all who came to the event and supported their efforts with donations and purchases. Congratulations to Verna and Everett Lindstrom who will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary this week.

are a few, so if you are wanting to be part of this, please stop by and pay for your table soon! We do not allow duplicate vendors (such as two Mary Kay, two Avon, etc.) so you might want to double check to make sure we do not have one already. As far as homemade items, we allow duplicates of that. Tables are $20 for an 8-foot table, $10 for a 3-foot table. Don’t forget Vendor Day – the first Tuesday of every month we have vendors here, such as Lia Sophia, Scentsy, Mary Kay and more. They are here from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you are interested in being a vendor, please let us know! We have Amery T–shirts available for sale. So if you’re looking for a gift for someone, or if family and friends are visiting from out of town and want a souvenir, stop by Centennial Hall and take a look at our supply. We have quite a few on hand in sizes S-XXL, in men’s short sleeve, women’s short sleeve and also long sleeve. There’s all kinds of designs for both men and women. And for only $10 each, it’s quite a bargain. We have some hats and tote bags available too.

Halloween face-painting night on Monday, Oct. 31, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Kids can come in costume to have their faces painted to match. But, we are not professionals ... keep it simple please. Can’t wait to see the great costumes and faces. Get To Know Your Library Night will be Monday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. The library will be open after hours to answer questions, give tours, help patrons learn the catalog system, help with e-readers and much more. Save the date. Youth chess club has begun as of Wednesday, Oct. 5, after school. Can’t wait to see all of last year’s members and our new members. It will be a great year. Preschool story hour is in full swing. Story time is every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, music and fun will keep your preschool wanting to come back each week.

We are having an open house with cake and coffee at

Bremer Bank in Danbury on Friday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

RIGHT: The Wednesday, Oct. 12, story time was led by Chelsea Hane. After the story, the children make crafts. Hane leads story time every second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. – Photo submitted


Mahjong will now be starting at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Fridays, so if you’re interested in playing, that is the new time. Don’t forget that the center is available for rent for your upcoming anniversary, wedding, birthday party and much more! Need a place for your group to meet? Give us a call. We’re happy to work with you. Check out the newsletter online at for all the latest upcoming events. Congratulations to Jean Dodge who won first at Monday Bridge, with Sydney Lund in second. Val Hansen was first in pool with Jim Webb in second, Art Butler in third and Carl Johnson in fourth. Carl Johnson was first in bowling with Paul Seidel in second, Mary Fisher in third and Sandy White in fourth. Val Seidel was first in 500 cards with Paul Seidel in second. Shirley Turek was first in Wednesday Bridge, with Pat Davis in second, Sydney Lund in third, Paula Schmid in fourth and Steve Beresttka in fifth. God bless you all.

Grantsburg Public Library

Come in and help us wish Lassie a Happy Retirement

Hope to see you then!

Grace, Hannah, Baxter, Celie and Larry Mangelsen. Gerry, Donna, Lawrence and Nina Hines went to the Pour House in Siren Saturday afternoon for a surprise birthday party for Lawrence and Gerry’s cousin, Barb Hinze. She turned 70. Don and Lida Nordquist visited Roy Nordquist Saturday afternoon to help him celebrate his 92nd birthday. Colin and Chad Harrison visited Nina and Lawrence Hines over the weekend. The fundraiser for Clam River Tuesday Club held Saturday night was a fun and successful evening.

Karen Mangelsen

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Luck Library and Museum to host Halloween program LUCK — On Thursday, Oct. 27, just in time for Halloween, the Luck Library and Museum will be hosting a multimedia presentation on strange and eerie happenings throughout Wisconsin. Author Terry Fisk, author of “The Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Loca-

tions,” will focus on spooky and paranormal places and events around the state. Using photos, case histories and eyewitness accounts, he will show strange and hard-to-explain occurrence. The program is designed for adults and older children. Fisk is a paranormal investigator of

many unexplained phenomena. He is a shamanic Buddhist practitioner and a member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He studied philosophy and religion at the University of Wisconsin. It should be noted that a similar program by Chad Lewis will be presented at

the Frederic Public Library the same evening. Don’t be confused — there are two programs. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Luck Historical Museum. Refreshments will be served. — submitted

Polk-Burnett to refund $575,000 to co-op members CENTURIA – Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will refund $575,000 in capital credits to member-owners during National Co-op Month this October. The coop’s board of directors authorized the distribution of capital credits with 50 percent going to co-op members from 1991 and 1992, and 50 percent going to co-op members from 2008. “The 50/50 distribution returns capital credits and demonstrates the value of cooperative membership to more co-op members this year,” said General Man-

ager Bill Schmidt. “If you were a co-op member in 1991, 1992 and/or 2008, you will get money back.” Active members will receive a credit on electric bills; inactive members will be mailed a check. The amount of each refund is based on how much electricity was purchased by the individual member during those years. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Polk-Burnett operates at cost. Any money left over after annual expenses is allocated back to members, according to coopera-

tive business principles. “Capital credits from cooperative utilities like Polk-Burnett are similar to the dividends paid to shareholders of investor-owned businesses,” explained Schmidt. “The difference is that shareholders of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative are the members we serve, and the dividends are distributed back to co-op member-owners as capital credits.” Polk-Burnett is a local, member-owned Touchstone Energy Cooperative that delivers electricity and energy solutions to

20,000 rural homes, farms and businesses in northwestern Wisconsin. Capital credits are refunded annually, and refunds are a direct benefit of cooperative membership. For more information about Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative, capital credits and the value of cooperative membership, visit ~ from Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative

National Teen Drivers Safety Week Teen passengers also urged to Ride Like a Friend STATEWIDE — Traffic crashes kill more teenagers in Wisconsin and the rest of the nation than any other cause of death. Last year, 57 teenagers were killed and 6,189 were injured in traffic crashes in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. To prevent deaths and injuries among teenage motorists, Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed the week of Oct. 16 to 22 as Teen Driver Safety Week in Wisconsin. Teen drivers are involved in fatal crashes at four times the rate of adult drivers. The reasons why teens continue to be killed and injured in traffic crashes at an

alarming rate are no mystery. “Teens are more likely to crash because they are less experienced drivers,” says State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “They also tend to speed, drive aggressively and take other dangerous risks such as texting while driving. Young people also are killed in traffic crashes at far higher rates than other age groups because they are the least likely to buckle up.” Nationally, about half of the teens who die in crashes each year are passengers. A major focus of National Teen Driver Safety Week is to urge teenage passengers to make sensible decisions such as not riding with inexperienced drivers, not distracting the driver and always wearing a safety

belt. Traffic safety officials stress that the risk of a crash increases significantly when teen drivers have multiple teen passengers in their vehicle. The risk of a fatal crash for a teen driver doubles with just one teen passenger and is four to five times higher with three or more teen passengers, according to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a sponsor of the Ride Like A Friend campaign during National Teen Driver Safety Week. “Inexperienced teen drivers can be easily distracted by teen passengers when they make a lot of noise, move around suddenly or urge the driver to speed or drive recklessly,” Huxtable says. “To help prevent these dangerous situations, Wisconsin has a graduated driver’s license re-

quirement for new drivers under age 18 that helps them gain valuable experience behind the wheel while limiting the number of teen passengers in their vehicles.” Parents also have an important role in preventing needless deaths and injuries among teen drivers. WisDOT offers a parent and teen driving contract that helps establish rules and consequences for a teen’s driving behavior. The WisDOT parent and teen driving contract is available on the Web at Moreover, parents must set a good example for safe driving behavior by obeying traffic laws — especially speed limits — buckling up, and eliminating distractions behind the wheel. — from WisDOT

17tth-annual Frederic Halloween party and dance set

FREDERIC – Frederic’s 17th-annual Halloween party and dance will be held at the Birch Street Elementary school on Saturday, Oct. 29. To help with costs, $1 donation per child at the party is suggested. Everyone is welcome to the party but the games are only for children preschool through sixth grade and will be from 5 – 8 p.m. The dance is for students in grades seven – 12 and will be from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Josh Bastyr, owner/operator of JAB-Entertainment, will be performing at the party and dance this year. There will be a special “kiddie area” for preschool through kindergarten, which includes many games and a mini moonwalk. For ages preschool through sixth grade there will be face painting, cookie decorating, Bingo, pumpkin patch walk, haunted house, moonwalks, cotton candy, costume and bubblegum contests, many

new games and much more. Hot dogs, chips, soda, water and chips/cheese will be served to all attending the party. The dance, which is a lock-in, will follow the party. Soda, water and pizza will be served to all attending the party. This year again, there will be a silent auction with donated items. If anyone is interested in putting a basket together or donating something for the silent auction, it would be very much appreciated.

This event has been a huge success with over 600 children attending the party and over 100 students at the dance. This has been made possible by donations from businesses, organizations and individuals. Volunteers are needed to help out the night of the party and the day after for cleanup. If you have any ideas or would be interested in donating or helping in any way, please contact Linda at 715-327-8142. - submitted

Indianhead Writers contest held at Spooner by Mary B. Olsen Special to the Leader SPOONER — The third-annual Indianhead Writers contest and meeting was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at the agriculture station in Spooner. The event attracted 45 people who read their stories, articles or poems to compete for prizes. Bernice Abrahamzon, Frederic, recited her article, “How to Eat an Ice-Cream Cone” from memory. Perhaps the oldest writer to read his article was Art Swan of Shell Lake who read, “Good Old U.S.A.,” about his parents who came to America and lived in a log cabin and cut trees for lumber before they could plant crops and establish their farm. Subjects of stories and articles varied and included hunting, logging, a cowboy,

Art Swan, Shell Lake, read about his family’s history.

RIGHT: Winners of the Indianhead Writers Contest were (L to R): Teresa Konreth, Stan Miller and Mike Veith.

Agnes Kennard and Jo Stewart of St. Croix Writers Group attended the writers contest and meeting in Spooner.

pets and nature stories, berry picking, and stories of births, deaths and families, as well as humorous tales. The winning $100 entry went to Mike Veight for his story, “ Horse Sense.” He placed first in this contest for the third time. The second prize went to Stan

Miller, Luck, for his poetic rendering he called, “Ben Gay and A Prayer,” and two other poems. Teresa Konreth won the third prize of $50 for her story, “You Are A Miracle.” Many interesting stories were read making the selection of a favorite story difficult.

Mary Raehsler, musician, played during breaks and lunch during the Indianhead Writers fall meeting in Spooner on Saturday, Oct. 15. — Photos by Mary Ellen Ryall


Just as people never see me (my choice—gnomes are pretty shy around humans, you know), there is also a whole army of behind-the-scenes people who keep the Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park’s programs, events and daily operations in tip-top shape. The trouble with writing about them is that I’ll run the risk of inadvertently forgetting someone who should be credited. I should begin by acknowledging that I’m referring mostly to those with a direct impact on the Forts’ historical component—the fur trade site itself, with which I’m most familiar, having been around, after all, when the original fur traders were here—I know all but tell only some. After all, a gnome’s usual life span covers 400 years, and at the crisp age of 325, I’ve a ways to go (sorry). Mind you, there are also many who contribute to the historical society’s programs when they use the grounds, but as I’m less familiar with them so this will refer mainly to those that tend to the Forts component. I’ve known about a group informally known as the “Monday Boys,” and it seems prudent to start with recognizing their many contributions to the site’s success. Trouble is, where to begin? They have no job description, and perform services ranging from log cutting, wood splitting, and associated grounds maintenance, to tending to what needs fixing, general repairs, and about 1,001 other projects major, minor and spur-ofthe-moment. They’ve been around a good while, too; no one quite remembers when they started to show up on

Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park extends heartfelt thanks to AmySue Greiff and Matt Smith, trumpeters from the Webster High School band, for their robust rendition of “The Boar’s Head Carol” at its recent Beaver Club celebration. – Photo submitted

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Mondays (a day when the site is generally closed for public tours, at least in the summer). But at least for the last 1015 years they’ve been faithfully on hand, doing whatever needs doing. While not everyone is on hand each Monday, most are, and the “boys” include: Jim Helland, Buck Gooding, Tony Rutter, Tom Auer, Dan Brown, Don Miller, Warren Sunseth, Wayne Burmeister, Dick Sweet, Merle Meyer, Paul Cunliffe and George Meyer. If I’ve forgotten anyone, let me know—I’m only around the site at night so leave a message in a roll of birch bark or something similar, placed where I’ll be sure to find it. Other folks who help out around the site also perform essential duties which go unseen. One who comes to mind is Ginny Wierschem, who lends a hand at just about everything she can find time for, and is instrumental in ensuring the success of programs such as the recently held Beaver Club dinner, as well as per-

forming the multitude of hidden tasks associated with the site’s summer rendezvous and other events which keep the site’s public programs functioning well. The park’s Web site, has undergone a significant upgrade in recent years, due to the efforts of Jennifer Tahtinen, always on the lookout for photos and graphics with which to illuminate the activities. A person with graphic arts expertise recently noted to a human associate of mine that the Web site was a gem – user friendly, easy to navigate. and informative. Denzel Oakes’ contributions to the Folle Avoine programs also cover a wide range of expertise, and his activities cover everything from an occasional whirl at interpreting the blacksmith shop to keeping the grounds trim and fresh.

Also notable for their talents are Sue Long and Judy Beckman. Those two team up to keep the site’s gift shop in order and lend a hand in whatever needs doing as well. The Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park team—a valuable and usually behindthe-scenes crew. This gnome doffs his hat to you all! Located in Burnett County’s Yellow Lake region on CTH U, Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is a re-creation of a fur trade site from the early 1800s— guided tours are conducted in the summer; administrative offices and a gift shop are open year-round. Woodswhimsy is an independent writer not affiliated with the Forts. Signed, Woodswhimsy

Scout project preserved haunting images of old West Sweden

Olive Nelson of Minneapolis submitted these photos that her son, Dan, took around 1970 as part of a Boy Scout project. The above photo shows the old Dunham Nite Club, located on the north side of Little Dunham Lake northwest of Frederic, a popular place to dine and dance in the 1940s-era and in its final stages of decay by 1970. Below is a photo of the West Sweden Creamery as it looked in 1970. Above left is a photo of the old blacksmith shop, which was located just west of the Carl Peterson General Store (lower left photo). Both buildings were located where Edith Moline Anderson lived for years, across from Grace Lutheran Church of West Sweden. - Photos submitted


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All delinquent utility and special charges, whether created by a tenant or property owner unless the same is paid by NOVEMBER 1, 2011, a penalty of 10 percent (10%) of the amount of such arrears will be added; and that unless the arrears, with any added penalty, are paid by NOVEMBER 15, 2011, the arrears and penalty will be levied as a tax on the 2011 tax roll against the lot or parcel of real estate to which services were furnished and for which payment is delinquent, pursuant to WSS.66.0809 (3). Kristi Swanson, Village Treasurer 547952 9-10L WNAXLP


LIBRARY NEWS St. Croix Falls Public Library Halloween party – Treats, spooky stuff and duct tape. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., all ages. Come in costume and receive a door prize. Free movie passes to best costumes made of duct tape. Supplies available. Haunted hike Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, 6 – 8 p.m. Admission: $5 adults and $2 kids. Come to the Red Barn at the Polk County Fairgrounds. All proceeds go back to your community. Scare local. Little Yoga – Wednesdays in November at 11 a.m. Free yoga for children and caregivers with instructor Julie Karsky. Preregistration required, call 715-483-1777 or register online at Write Where UR – A writers workshop Saturday, Nov. 5. Educator and author Carolyn Wedin will facilitate the polishing and reworking process, encouraging writers to share their final piece with fellow participants. Friends of the Library (FOL) Book Club Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m., in the community meeting, the current book is “Remarkable Creatures,” by Tracy Chevalier. Book summary: When Mary Anning uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home on the English coast, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip and the scientific world alight. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, and in the struggle to be recognized in the wider world, Mary and Elizabeth discover that friendship is their greatest ally. On display at the library “First Impressions: The St. Croix," a collaborative project of the UW-River Falls Studio photography and printmaking classes. Images on exhibition reflect each student’s research and interpretation about an aspect of the community, ecosystem, geology, history or industry of the St. Croix. Artsy Smartsy authors and illustrators We are pleased to welcome back teach-

ing artist Tiffany Paige Myer for this amazing visual arts program created exclusively for children ages 3 – 6 and their caregivers. The third Tuesday of each month, through May, participants will take a closer look at some favorite authors and illustrators through books and creative expression at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Croix Falls Public Library. Preregistration is required. Register at the library circulation desk, online or call 715-483-1777. This is a free program. Remember to wear artsmart clothing (dress for mess). See you at the library.

School’s Out! 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 3:30 – 5 p.m. Take bus No. 9 down to the library on Wednesday afternoons (with a note from your parent or guardian). Contact Cole 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 Story hour with Cole 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, Look for us on Facebook. Technology Free wireless and eight public computers are available at the library. Plus, seven 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: Online:

Balsam Lake Public Library Eagle Scout Balsam Lake Library has been donating our large-print books that have been weeded from our shelves to Rob D’Agostino for the past nine months. These books along with other donated large-print books go toward his Eagle Scout project. The project is now complete and Rob has received his Eagle Scout Award. Rob secured about 500 books through libraries, book sellers, family and friends and now Holy Family Residence, a Little Sisters of the Poor home for the elderly, has a large-print Library. Congratulations Rob. Teen Read Week Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 16-22 is Teen Read Week. Start your reading log during teen week through Thanksgiving for a chance to win a free pass to Wild Mountain. Pick up your reading log at the library. Return reading logs to Balsam Lake Library on or before Wednesday, Nov. 30. We have new young adult books to help jump start your reading log. Story time Bring the little ones to the library for story time every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Stories, crafts and snacks, all ages welcome to join our lively group. New computer classes Free computer classes at the library Tuesdays, from 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday,Oct.. 25 – Set up Facebook. Call to reserve your spot at 715-485-3215.

Wisconsin author Terry Fisk “Wisconsin Ghosts and the Afterlife.” The presentation highlights evidence for the afterlife. Examples include the recent scientific studies of mediums, near-death experiences, past-life regressions and outof-body experiences. He also describes his ghost investigations with worldrenowned medium Allison DuBois, the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series, “Medium,” and psychic Chip Coffey, from TV’s “Paranormal State” and “Psychic Kids.” This session examines some of the haunted locations in Wisconsin personally investigated by Fisk. He will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts and ghost lore. Please join this group at the Balsam Lake Library for the free event on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. New books in October “Litigators” by John Grisham, “Great Leader” by Jim Harrison, ”Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman, “Shockwave” by John Sandford, “Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks and “Bonnie ” by Iris Johansen. 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: Web site:, 715485-3215.

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Book groups meet on Thursday If you like to read and talk about what you read, consider joining a book group. The Thursday morning book group will meet Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., to discuss “Cannery Row,” by John Steinbeck, his iconic novel about the adventures of cannery workers living in the waterfront section of Monterey, Calif. The evening book group will also meet Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m., to talk about “The Wolf at Twilight,” by Kent Nerburn. The author has written an account of accompanying an old friend and Indian elder on a journey through “a land of ghosts and shadows.” Copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome. Exploring the most haunted locations of Wisconsin If you are curious, and brave, join us at the library on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., for an evening with Chad Lewis, author and presenter of “Most Haunted Locations of Wisconsin.” Lewis is a paranormal researcher and has stories to tell, and we think you do, too. Prepare to be entertained and amazed and enlightened. Become a Friend of the Frederic Library Did your children participate in the library’s summer reading program? Do you find bargains at the library book sales each year? Were you among the large audience when the Minnesota Crime Wave (three Midwest authors) came to town in June? When you join the Friends of the Frederic Library, your $5 membership and participation helps to bring more programs and activities to the library. Join in October and you can purchase a 75th-anniversary library book bag for only $6 or a T-shirt for $5. Friends are essential to strong libraries. We’re still collecting Food for Fines For each grocery item you bring to the

library during October, we will deduct $1 from your library fines and take the donations to the Family Pathways food shelf. Now is the time to erase your fines and dig under the bed, look behind the couch and check your car for long-lost library items. Bring in your overdue materials along with your food shelf items, and we’ll bargain. Best of all, you will feel good about helping to fill the shelves of our community food pantry.

Tuesday morning computer sessions Basic computer training is offered Tuesdays, 9 – 10 a.m., in comfortable, drop-in sessions. If you have questions about terminology, the Internet, e-mail, Facebook or anything else computer-related, register at the library for a space. If the time is not convenient for you, talk to library staff about scheduling other computer training sessions. Looking for information? Space is provided on the library bulletin boards, located inside the entrance doors, for announcements and notices for civic, educational, or cultural purposes, and in the literature display racks for distribution of free materials which may be of interest to library patrons. If you would like to advertise a community event, please talk to a librarian about placing your announcement on the bulletin board for all to see. Keep up with what’s happening at the library Find us on Facebook at Frederic Public Library. The Web site is E-mail us at Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. West. 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 morning at 10:30 a.m.

AgStar Home Mortgage Services launches You Make the Difference campaign Up to $5,000 available to volunteers charity of choice MANKATO, Minn. – AgStar Home Mortgage Services, a division of AgStar Financial Services, ACA, is excited to announce its You Make the Difference campaign. Volunteers from any of the 69 counties in AgStar’s local service area can submit an entry on AgStar Home’s Facebook page to win up to $5,000 for their charity of choice. To submit a story, a person who does any type of volunteer work in their community should first record a short video or write an essay with photos about how they’ve made a difference in their community and why their charity should win the contest. Submit the video or essay with photos to AgStar Home Mortgage Services’ Facebook page by “liking” the page and using the contest application to upload the necessary information. Finally, share the link with friends and family to have them “like”

the submission. The submission with the most Facebook “likes” will win $5,000 for their charity. In addition, the second-place winner will receive $2,000 and the thirdplace winner will receive $1,000 for their respective charities. “AgStar Home Mortgage Services is committed to giving back to rural America, just like our neighbors and friends who volunteer in our communities,” said Jodie Hermer, vice president of AgStar Home Mortgage Services. “We recognize the importance of these valuable volunteers and community programs because we live and work in these same communities. We’re proud to offer this financial donation to support the efforts which bring a true sense of community to rural America.” Submissions will be received on the AgStar Home Mortgage Services’ Facebook page at agstarhome from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30. Winners will be announced Dec. 1.

Blood drive a success TAYLORS FALLS, MINN., - A total of 39 pints of blood was collected last Friday, Oct. 14, at Taylors Falls. There were several new donors with six donors donating double red cells. Rose Anderson, Marian Anderson and Jackie Burket made bars for the event, and Jackie Burket, Jamie Johnson, Tony Konkler and Jenna Weiden greeted guests and

helped with the drive. Matt Sonnentag set up the community center and helped with the unloading of the American Red Cross truck. Monday, Jan. 30, is when the bloodmobile will be stopping back in Taylors Falls. - submitted by Jeannette Sonnentag, volunteer coordinator

Fall concert Monday FREDERIC - The Frederic Schools music departments will present its annual fall concert this Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the 6-12 performance center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free to the

public. Performing will be the middle school choir, and the high school concert and show choirs, all under the direction of Greg Heine. - submitted


Farmers market update - closing soon

by Colleen Draxler Special to the Leader

BURNETT COUNTY – With the temps and the leaves on the downhill slide it feels like autumn at last. Need a big orange pumpkin to carve, colorful gourds and corn to decorate with, apples to chomp, potatoes to roast, or rutabagas and carrots to stew? Get to your local farmers market this weekend. The Burnett markets will close for the season after the Oct. 22 session in Siren. The Frederic market will still be open through Saturday, Oct. 29, (unless we get a ton of snow). The farmers and artisans thank you for your support at the markets this summer. Apple pie, apple crisp, apple dumplings, caramel apples, applesauce, apple butter, apples for the teacher … apples are the favorite fruit of many. For a local family, an apple dessert, Muldusha, evokes many warm memories. Bob and Helen Weinzierl, of Frederic, invited this reporter over for a taste of the scrumptious apple delight that Bob’s mother used to make for her family. Bob recalls that he and his eight brothers and sisters would, on occasion, eat it for supper. What a

mom - apple pie for supper! No one remember the origin of the name, Muldusha, and it doesn’t come up in a Google search either. Following the old family recipe (no specific amounts and sparse instructions) Helen divides the dough into four balls and rolls out superthin crusts to wrap the sugared apple slices into four large dumpling-like packets which fit nicely into a 9x13 pan. Then she pours on the cream and bakes it for an hour. Heavenly. My dumpling-like packets were a frustrating disaster. Tasted great but didn’t look so good. I should have taken up Helen’s invitation for a hands-on demonstration. Maybe you need to be a Weinzierl to make the real Muldusha. The following recipe is my adaption of this family tradition using Wolf River apples from Konnie and Bill Didlo’s Apple Hill Farm.

Creamy Apple Squares (Muldusha) 9-10 large apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1-1/4 cups sugar 1-1/2 tablespoons flour 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2-1/4 cups flour

Shined and ready for baking, Haralson apples are for sale at your farmers market for the next week or two. Apple Hill Farms, north of Frederic, also sells fresh apple juice, knitted goods and other varieties of apples.

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Alannah, Jamine and Scott Gillis from the Webster area picked out the best of the pumpkins at the Alpha Farmers Market on a recent outing.- Special photos 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shortening 3/4 cup ice-cold water 1 pint whipping cream In a large bowl, combine the apple slices, sugar, 1-1/2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon as you would for an apple pie. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt; cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cold water and toss with a fork until the dough can be formed into a ball. Divide the dough into two parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll one part of the dough to fit the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 in pan. Place dough in pan and top with the apple slice mixture. Roll out remaining dough and place on top of the apples. Using a fork, poke holes in the top crust. Pour the whipping cream over the top crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn up the heat to 375 degrees and bake another 30 minutes until browned. Serve warm or cooled for dessert with ice cream or for supper.

Local farmers markets Alpha, Thursday 3-5 p.m., parking lot of the Burnett Dairy Cooperative. Siren, Saturday 1 – 3 p.m., parking lot of the Siren Senior Center. Frederic, Saturdays 8 a.m. - noon, parking lot of the Inter-County Leader.

Pumpkins aren’t just orange. Many kinds of pumpkins, squash and gourds are for sale for your cooking or looking pleasure.


Coon Lake Classic Car Show

Frederic FREDERIC - The 11th-annual Coon Lake Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Frederic Lions Club and local businesses, was held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Coon Lake Park. Following is a list of winners:

11th-annual Coon Lake Classic Car Show winners circle and class sponsor list Best of Show, sponsored by Frederic Design & Promotion, Frederic First: Dan Rovney, 1923 Ford Model T Second: Chick Lindquist, 1956 Ford Thunderbird Third: Nick Olson, 1966 Ford Mustang Original 1900-1939, sponsored by Bremer Bank, Frederic First: Gordon Moore, 1927 Buick 2-door coupe Second: Ron Oachs, 1923 Ford Model T Third: Mike Garske, 1929 Ford Model A

Classic autos and trucks were on display Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Coon Lake Classic Car Show, held each year at Coon Lake Park in Frederic. - Photos by Sandy King

Original 1940-1949, sponsored by Larsen Auto Centers First: Loren Johnson, 1941 Chevy Sp Deluxe Second: Mel Rau, 1949 Plymouth Deluxe Third: Ron Oachs, 1940 Chevy Super Deluxe Original 1950-959, sponsored by Corey T. Arnold, State Farm Insurance, Frederic First: Mike Tillman, 1956 Ford Victoria Second: LeRoy Jones, 1951 Chevy Deluxe Original 1960-1965, sponsored by Northwoods Bakery, Frederic First: Larry Pederson, 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Second: Ron Oachs, 63-1/2 Ford Galaxy 500 XL Third: Leroy Morris, 1965 Chevy Impala SS

Ron Oachs’ 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxy 500 XL remains in mint condition.

Mel Rau’s 1949 Plymouth Deluxe earned a second-place trophy.

Original 1966-1969, sponsored by Carquest, Frederic First: Rich and Mary Linke, 1966 Ford Mustang Second: Rick and Margene Parkos, 1968 Chevy Caprice Third: Paula Pryszinkse, 1969 Chevy Caprice Original 1970-1979, sponsored by Perry’s Auto Salon, Rush City, Minn. First: Mike and Linda Arnold, 1972 Chevy Chevelle Second: Roger Fontaine, 1978 Ford Thunderbird Third: Aaron Rudolph, 1977 Chevy Camaro Four-Door/Wagons, sponsored by Beans Country Griddle, Frederic - No entries Sports car, sponsored by U.S. Bank, Frederic First: Chick Lindquist, 1989 Jaguar XJ-S Second: Mason Nelson, 1973 MG Midget Third: Leif Erickson, 2002 Mercedes SLK 320

Chick Lindquist’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird earned a Best of Show trophy. RIGHT: Gordon Moore’s 1927 two-door Buick coupe won first place in the original category.

Trucks/Vans, sponsored by Tim’s Bodyshop/Trailer City, Grantsburg First: Richard Doffing, 1947 Studebaker pickup Second: Larry Cox, 1951 Studebaker, pickup Third: Dave Peterson, 1953 Fargo pickup Convertibles, sponsored by Diamond Collision Center, Webster First: Nick Olson, 1966 Ford Mustang Second: Dennis Wiese, 1941 Plymouth convertible Third: Doug Sherf, 1967 Chevy Camaro Street rods 1900-1948, sponsored by Anderson Automotive, Grantsburg First: Bob Weber, 1931 Ford Model A Second: Don Bistodeau, 1940 Ford Tudor Third: Gary Lohrke, 1936 Dodge D-4 Street machines 1949-present, sponsored by Johnson Lumber Co., Falun First: Corey Arnold, 1974 Pontiac GTO Second: Scott Rudolph, 1980 Chevy Caprice

Corey Arnold’s 1974 Pontiac GTO took first place in the street machines division. RIGHT: Classic motorcycles drew onlookers at the Coon Lake Classic Car Show, Oct. 8

Motorcycles, sponsored by St. Croix Valley Business Clinic, Frederic First: Chris Fisk, 2004 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide Second: Don Rovney, 1974 BMW Third: Steve Magnuson, 2009 Yamaha V-Star

Winners and their trophies lined up at the conclusion of the 11th-annual Coon Lake Classic Car Show, held Oct. 8 in Frederic.


Restorative Justice Family Fun Night by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – Bingo lovers watched their cards carefully as Lisa Johnson, Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin program director, called out numbers at the program’s Family Fun Night held at the Crex Convention Center on Sunday, Oct. 16. The RJNW sponsors the monthly event to provide a fun evening for families and raise funds to assist victims and offenders in healing from crime.

Bingo lovers watched their cards carefully at the Restorative Justice Family Fun Night held at Crex Convention Center on Sunday, Oct. 16. Johnson said the Restorative Justice program welcomes donations and volunteers for help in providing services in the area. “We provide opportunities for community service to nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and senior citizens.” Family Fun Nights are held the third Sunday of each month except in November and December due to the holidays. “We appreciate T-Dawgs providing us with a place to hold our Family Fun Nights,” said Johnson, who added she and the RJNW board would be looking at taking the fun nights on the road around the county in 2012. “We want to invite everyone to come and have some fun.” For more information on the Restorative Justice Program, contact the program’s office at 715-349-2117.

Lisa Johnson, Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin program director, called out numbers at the Family Fun Night held at Crex Convention Center on Sunday, Oct. 16. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

RIGHT: Trent Anderson showed off his winning card at a fun evening of Bingo, sponsored by Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin.

Amelia Johnson checked her card during a Bingo game at the Restorative Justice Family Fun Night on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Crex Convention Center.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cafe Wren Community Room 2596 State Hwy. 35, Luck, Wis.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Artists Reception 5 - 8 p.m. NOVEMBER 1 - 28 Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at artZ Gallery 208 Keller Avenue, Amery, Wis.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 Gala Opening Reception 5 - 8 p.m.


Homecoming 2011

The Frederic High School marching band lit up the halftime on Friday, Oct. 14.


The official queen and king's coronation took place Friday after the football game.

Many members of the celebrated 1968 Frederic conference football championship team got together at halftime for recognition. Shown (L to R): Ken Hackett, Gary Lenz , Scott Wilder, Dale Johnson, John Grindell, Jim Pearson, Jeff Moats, Steve Anderson, Rick Anderson, assistant coach Tom Funne and Jim Shattuck. Front: Coach Darryl Wikstrom.

RIGHT: The 2011 Homecoming Queen Eda Mirioglu and King Waylon Buck had their first of the dance evening. Photos by Greg Marsten

Homecoming queen candidates (L to R): Leah Engebretson, Lauren Domagala, Autumn Schmidt and Corissa Schmidt, rode into the football halftime together.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION Luck Community Education Check out the school Web site for a complete listing at Preregistration is required for the classes listed below. There’s a minimum number of participants needed to run each class and also a maximum number allowed. Don’t delay to put your name on the roster. Call Amy Aguado at 715-472-2152, Ext. 103, or e-mail to register. Aqua Zumba. Thursdays, thru – Nov. 17, 6:15 p.m. Fee: $30. Instructor: Tina Atkinson. Picasa Your Photos. Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 17 – 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee: $36/$20 senior fee. Instructor: Mike Chalgren. Great American Nature Writers. Tuesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 6 – 8 p.m. Fee: $15. Instructor: Charles Huver, Ph.D. Intermediate Welding. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1 – 15, 6 - 9 p.m. Fee: $84.80/$52.80 senior fee. Instructor: Tony Jenson. Projects must

first be approved by the instructor. Students must have leather gloves, welding hood and safety glasses. This course is intended for the hobbyist or nonprofessional. A $10 supply fee is due at first class. Class size limit: 10. Improvisational Comedy Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 4 – 27, 6 - 8 p.m. Performance date Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Fee: $35. Instructor: Dan Mielke. Class size can range between four and 20 people. Community Education Day. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Luck Elementary School Gym. Manfred Schonauer from the Pipe Dream Center performing from 9-9:30 a.m. Check the school Web site for a complete list of Community Ed Day presenters/displays. AARP Driver Safety Program. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Instructor: Mary Nelson. Fee: $12 AARP members, or $14 non-AARP members. * To

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recognize and thank veterans for their dedication and commitment to service, DSP is proud to offer a free classroom course to all veterans (regardless of age) and their spouses throughout November. Additional classes offered elsewhere: Nov. 3 - 4-8 p.m., Osceola High School, call Dani 715-294-2127. Nov. 8 - 12:30-4:30 p.m. Amery Centennial Hall, 608 Harriman Ave., call Susan 715-268-6605. Nov. 10 - 12:30-4:30 p.m. Justice Center, Balsam Lake, call Mary 715-825-2239. Nov. 14 - 12:30-4:30 p.m. St. Croix Falls Senior Center, call center 715-483-1901. Water Aerobics. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 21, 4 - 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 8 – Dec. 22, 9 - 10 a.m. Fee: $52/$28 senior fee. Instructor: Stephanie Robinson. File It and Find It Faster. Thursday, Nov. 10, 6 - 8:30 pm. Fee: $15. Instructor: Susi McCune.

Don’t Get Ticked. Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Class fee: Bring two to four cans of nonperishable food for the Loaves ‘n’ Fishes Food Shelf. Instructor: Carol Franzel. Learn to Can Venison. Monday, Nov. 28 or Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Fee: $5. Instructor: Shirley Crowe. Preregistration is required. Call to get a list of supplies to bring to class. Intro to Woodworking. Thursdays, Dec. 1 – 22, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $52/$28 senior fee. Instructor: Tony Jenson Write, Right Now! Thursdays, Oct. 6 - Nov. 17. Class already started; call Comm. Ed. for next class session this winter. Join Square Dancing for Fun and Health. Wednesdays, now - Jan. 25, 2012, 7-8:30 p.m. Fee: Free.

Grantsburg Class of 1949 The Mattson family took the opportunity to capture a fivegeneration photo. Shown are: (seated) Greatgreat-grandma Bernice Mattson of Balsam Lake, holding Greatgreat-granddaughter Clarese Turner. Standing (L to R): Dad Charles Turner of C e n t u r i a , LorGrandma raine Turner and Great-grandpa Glenn Mattson of Balsam Lake. – Photo submitted

The Grantsburg Class of 1949 met at T-Dawg’s Grill in Grantsburg on Aug. 29 for their class reunion. Ten of the remaining 25 members attended. Pictured front row (L to R) are: Thomas Lahners, Cora Larson Sandberg and LaVerne Anderson. Back row: Katie Johnson Hedlund, Delight Johnson Nordstrom, Margaret Dahl Houdek, Marilyn Peterson Gronlund, Carol Halverson Lysdahl, Betty Lindberg Anderson and Hartley Hedberg. The group plans to meet yearly on the last Wednesday of August at noon in Grantsburg at T-Dawg’s Grill. No reservations needed. Come and meet your classmates. – submitted by Katie Hedlund






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BREAKFAST Egg, ham and cheese muffin. LUNCH Lasagna, lettuce salad, garlic toast, carrots, pears. Alt.: Sub sandwich.

BREAKFAST Blueberry muffin and yogurt cup. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, tater tots, peas, spicy apple slices. Alt.: Beef stroganoff.

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Singers invited for vesper choral service during Taylors Falls Lighting Festival

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – Singers from the communityat-large are invited to be part of a community chorus for the ecumenical Advent Choral Vespers held during Taylors Falls Lighting Festival. The vespers service will be held Sat-

urday, Nov. 26, at 4:30 p.m., at the 1861 United Methodist Church in the Angels Hill Historic District. 2011 will be the 21st consecutive year for the service. There will be five rehearsals: Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30,

Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at 7 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, 290 W. Government St. Past singers and new voices are invited and most welcome. The director is Marty Harding and Pat Remer the accompanist. - submitted

Northland Area Builders Association's Contractor Education Days to take place in Hayward

HAYWARD — The Northland Area Builders Association has announced the upcoming fall and winter Contractor Education Days for 2011–2012. Registration forms can be downloaded from Over 30 credits are available for contractors, and topics for the upcoming sessions include Beyond Building Science Basics with Focus on Energy, On-site Uniform Dwelling Code Updates, Initial Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification training, and various OSHA topics. Registration deadlines are noted on the registration forms, and the classes are open to the public. All courses are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, formerly

the Wisconsin Department of Commerce – Safety and Buildings Division, unless otherwise noted. Since Jan. 1, 2008, contractors and remodelers have been required to obtain the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification in order to pull building permits in Wisconsin. For new builders, a special state-approved 12-credit Initial Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification training must be completed. Every two years, all contractors need to complete 12 credits of state-approved continuing education courses to maintain their certification. To check the status of a contractor’s certification, please visit

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New pastor ordained and installed at Zion Lutheran Church

Thank You I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the last 5 years that I have walked in “The Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure.” Without everyone’s support in helping me to raise my $2,300 goal I would not have been able to experience this wonderful journey and do my part to fight for a cure! I know I can’t name everyone but hopefully you all know how much you are appreciated! Special thanks to Doreen, Doug, Carly & Mason Gustafson and Hair’s The Thing. Without your love and support this would not have even been possible! Hack’s Pub, McKenzie Lanes, Hansen Tax Service, Sue & Stan Heidersheidt, Kelly & Chris Nelson, Sharon Lofgren, my family! And thank you to all the fighters, you are my inspiration!

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A mass choir, made up of members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner, Trinity Lutheran Church, Birchwood, and Grace and Zion, plus a sanctuary filled to the roof with Pastor Theresa’s family, friends, mentors, fellow workers and well-wishers, joined in the celebratory service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on July 30. Bishop Duane C. Pedersen presided. Angela Fairbanks, candidate for ordained ministry in the ELCA, assisted. Zion and Grace parish. The fellowship of Holy Communion during the service was followed, after the formal program, by the fellowship meal in the church basement and in tents on the church grounds. Pastor Theresa’s supportive immediate family, husband, Jay, employed by the Department of Natural Resources as the Grantsburg Forest Ranger, and their four children, one in middle school and three in high school, describe her calling to ordained ministry as “our call.” The family’s home will remain in Spooner while Luke, the eldest son, finishes high school. Next summer, they will be moving into the parsonage in Trade Lake. Their strong love for the out-ofdoors, for canoeing, camping, hunting, fishing, archery and cycling will find many outlets in their new community. In Loving Memory Pastor Theresa comes forOf mally to the ministry of the Curtis W. Johnson church with extensive experience as a teacher, includWho Passed Away ing teaching second grade Oct. 16, 1988. in the Unity School District, Sadly Missed By at the two-room Dairyland Elementary School in DanHis Family 548128 9Lp bury and in home-school-

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ing; as a nursing assistant; and, most recently, as a hospice chaplain for Regional Hospice Services, Inc. Describing her interest and gift in pastoral care, she says she “wants to be present with people in hard places,” but that the average hospice relationship with a family in the United States is less than 20 days. She desired to develop longer lasting and deeper relationships with people in need; as an assistant to the bishop once told her, “You’ll want to be with people from birth to the grave.” She is finding the strong Scandinavian heritage, especially Swedish and Norwegian, in her two churches new, intriguing and valuable. A strong sense of identity is good, she believes, because it can lead to an openness to those not of that group. One of her primary life goals, she says, is “to get rid of ‘us’ and ‘them’ thinking.” She has long wanted to be a rural pastor and is looking forward to a long tenure with the Zion-Grace parish. The tag line on Pastor Theresa’s business card is, “I care. Give me a call.” And, she means it. She knows that everybody needs somebody to listen and walk with them on this journey of life. She knows many people have been hurt by the church, yet, desperately desire to return to their Christian roots in times of need. You are invited to call Pastor Theresa at the parish office, 715-327-8384, and worship with the congregations of Grace, 1638 345th Ave., Frederic, on Sundays at 9:15 a.m., or Zion, 11841 CTH Z, Frederic, on Sundays at 11 a.m. – submitted


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TRADE LAKE – Pastor Theresa Riewestahl was recently ordained and installed at Zion Lutheran Church, Trade Lake, and Grace Lutheran Church, West Sweden. The communities around the two rural churches, both a few miles from Frederic, have had the joy and honor of taking part in both the ordination and installation of their new minister, Pastor Theresa of Spooner. A mass choir, made up of members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner, Trinity Lutheran Church, Birchwood, and Grace and Zion, plus a sanctuary filled to the roof with Pastor Theresa’s family, friends, mentors, fellow workers and well-wishers, joined in the celebratory service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on July 30. Bishop Duane C. Pedersen presided. Angela Fairbanks, candidate for ordained ministry in the ELCA, assisted. From the Processional hymn, “Lift High the Cross,” through the sending song, “We are Called,” music filled the flower-scented air in a service repeatedly called “beautiful,” “touching” and “inspirational” by those in attendance. Pastor Theresa describes ordination as “an activity of God, a celebration for the whole church, a time which can remind us who we are, whose we are and what we can again be, together as God’s family. Ordination brings God’s family together in a way that regular Sunday worship doesn’t. It reminds us that we are all in this together, and God in Christ is still Pastor Theresa Riewestahl of present and active Spooner – Photos submitted. with creation.” Most candidates choose to be ordained in their home church, but she felt she had so many home churches—“all are my home”— that she chose to bring the gift of her special day to the

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Perspectives Sally Bair

The colors of God

A riot of autumn colors brought out my camera. Everywhere I turned, I saw a snapshot of God’s character. All the colors of the rainbow are evident in autumn, and they’re the same hues evident in the Bible. The rainbow colors that paint our world with beauty come from God’s light, which he created at the beginning of time. During creation, God proclaimed the light as “good.” From his light come the rainbow colors that show his glory. The colors we see in the natural world have spiritual meaning, too. The color red, for instance, represents the sacrificial blood of Christ. Isaiah 1:18 reads, “’Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’” Christ willingly took our sins upon himself that we might be cleansed as white as snow. When we see the blood-red maple and sumac leaves, we are reminded of Jesus’ supreme sacrifice for our benefit. The brilliant oranges of autumn signify several things: praise and passion, joy and power, fruitfulness and harvest. My mind automatically leaps to thoughts about the Holy Spirit when I see orange. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus’ followers as tongues of fire. The orange flame of a God’s Spirit-fire burns hot in our hearts when we allow it. Our northern poplars and birch shimmer like gold coins on a sunny day. Gold is the color of God’s holiness which shines in our hearts as he releases his strength and energy to us so we can produce his good works. “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only.” (James 1:22) The green of conifers contrasts richly with the changing colors of deciduous trees. Green is the color of plant life and speaks of growth. In spiritual terms, it’s called sanctification. God would have all of us “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18) The blue of the sky reminds us of heaven, from which Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins and in which we will someday spend eternity with him, if we have surrendered ourselves to his perfect will. If we hunt for them, we can even find purple leaves in the fall. The color purple symbolizes Jesus’ royalty. He forever wears the crown and robe of righteousness and majesty and power. Lord, we thank you for the rich variety of color in autumn which reminds us of your love for us. Help us to learn more about you through your marvelous gifts of nature. In Jesus’ name, amen. Bair may be reached at

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CHURCH NEWS News from the Pews at Pilgrim Lutheran

FREDERIC – The worship service Sunday, Oct. 16, the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, was enhanced with special music by the Bill Bittner Memorial Dixieland Band. Toes were tapping and voices were loud – singing along to the songs they played. Some of the old-time favorite songs the congregation sang were “Do Lord,” “Just A Closer Walk with Thee,” “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and the closing hymn was “When the Saints Go Marching In.” It was also Pilgrim Lutheran Church Women Thank Offering Sunday with half of the special offering to be given to the Frederic Food Shelf and the other half to be given to Luther Point Bible Camp. The program was a very informational video from ELCA about world hunger. After worship there was a special congregational meeting held to discuss the possibility of “yoking” with Bethany in Siren and becoming a twopoint parish; the same pastor would serve both churches. After much discussion, a vote was taken and passed unanimously to proceed with the plans. Bethany is scheduled to take their congregational vote in a couple of weeks. Excitement is in the air over this new adventure. The quilters met on Wednesday afternoon and accomplished a lot. Anyone within the community is invited to join them and you can call Jan at 715-327-8786 to find out when they will meet next or for more information. If you have bed sheets or material in good condition that you would like to donate for these quilts (no drapery material please), drop it off at Affordable Quality Appliances in downtown Frederic. The women of the church have decided to gather together as a group and make lefse in

November and they are now taking orders. Please call Carol at 715-327-4271 to place your order before Nov. 1. Everyone is invited to come join Pilgrim on Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, for LWF3 = Learning with Fun, Food and Fellowship beginning with supper at 5:15 p.m. After supper, students from birth through sixth grade and parents as well as adults will gather for some singing, Bible stories, crafts and gathering at 7 p.m. for a closing prayer. There will be a special play group for parents and children from birth to age 4. All children from birth through sixth grade are invited to join in on the fun. The fifth-annual harvest dinner was a huge success due to the public’s support in their attendance and the participation of all the members of Pilgrim. The leftover pies were saved and served after worship the following morning with coffee. The senior confirmation students are busy with their final studies of Luther’s Catechism as they will be confirmed during worship services on Sunday, Oct. 30, which is also Reformation Sunday. Pilgrim invites everyone to join them for Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m., and confirmation classes begin at 9 a.m. for seventh- and eighth-grade students in the Upper Fireside Room. For more information about the church or coming events, please call the church office at 714-327-8012 and leave a message and someone will call you back. You can also go to their Web site or check out other activities on Facebook. – submitted

Bone Lake Lutheran Church serves the community TOWN OF BONE LAKE - On Friday, Oct. 14, Bone ties. Last year we serviced 500 people in the region,” said Lake Lutheran Church members opened their doors wide Bowman. “This year looks like it will be the same.” If you to the community once again; this time to distribute win- have gently used winter outerwear that your family has ter outerwear to neighbors in need. outgrown, please bring it to Bone Lake Lutheran Church Jackets, boots, snow pants, hats, scarves and mittens and they will pass it forward to a family who needs it. All filled the fellowship hall. People filled out a needs re- sizes are needed, especially kids jacket sizes 10 – 16. Boots quest form and then one of the Bone Lake members be- are also needed in both children’s and adult sizes. Bone came their personal shopper to help find the items on the Lake Lutheran Church is located at 1101 255th Ave., list. “There is such a great need in our local communities Luck. (Five miles east of Luck on Hwy. 48 and south onefor winter gear,” commented Pastor Mary Ann Bowman. half mile on CTH I). If you have any questions or have “If you are a school-age child, you are not even allowed outerwear needs, please call the church and leave a mesto play outside in the winter months if you do not have sage, 715-472-2535. - submitted snow pants or boots.” One hundred families came through the church doors on Friday, many with needs for four to five people. The Outreach Ministry team at Bone Lake collects winter gear yearround, shops garage sales, and buys brand-new items just for this mass distribution of winter outerwear in October. Church members wash the items, mend and patch the knees of used snow pants and put new zippers in otherwise good jackets. They work with the school liaison officers from seven school districts, guidance counselors, social services, CRA, Serenity Home, and churches in order to get the items to people who need them. “This outreach ministry is so Judy Caroon, Deb Boerboon, Frank Boerboon, Judy Randall, Marie Bazey, Pastor Mary Ann needed in our rural communi- Bowman and Lois Olson get ready to open the doors of the church to give away winter outerwear. - Special photo

Life in China

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Pastor Robert Lubben baptized Emily Rose Lein on Sunday, Oct. 9, at St. Peter’s Lutheran, North Luck. After he baptized Emily, he presented her with a baptismal candle and bowl. Special photo

JoAnn is seen wearing a traditional Korean dress last Sunday, Oct. 16, at New Hope Lutheran Church. She and her husband, Tim (right) were back in Wisconsin from China, where they’ve lived for the last six years. They are on a local tour telling about their life in China. Before going to Asia, JoAnn was raised on the Crosby Farm in Burnett County and was active in the 4-H Club, participating at the Grantsburg fair. - Photo by Wayne Anderson

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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William L. Soderberg, 91, resident of Frederic, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. William was born in Frederic on June 24, 1920, to Hugo and Ruth Soderberg. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; seven children, Sharon (Gary) Suffron, Loren Soderberg, Chris (Korrie) Hansen, Wendell Soderberg, Fay (Mark) Gustafson, Laurie (Frank) Mendez and Ginny (Brian) Blomberg; 15 grandchildren, Bobby (Wanda) Kratzberg, Jamie (Mary) Soderberg, Karna (Mike) Boyten, Flynn (Rachael) Hansen, Hillary (Mike) Schave, Tayler (Rena) Hansen, Marshal (Devon) Hansen, Angie (Ben) Stenzler, Ethan (Tara) Gustafson, Cara (Keith) Duffee, Desiree Mapes, Chrystal Overby, Amber Overby, Shawn Overby and Shandi Blomberg; 13 great-grandchildren; sister and brother, Florence Soderberg and Dick Soderberg; sisterin-law, Bonnie Jacoby; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shirley Soderberg; son, Robert Soderberg; great-grandson, Cameron Duffee. Memorial services were held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Tuesday, Oct. 18, with the Rev. Theresa Riewestahl officiating. Online condolences may be left at or . Please continue to check these Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

James Zetterberg James Zetterberg, 62, Grantsburg, died Oct. 16, 2011, at the Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. Jim loved fishing, country western music and watching movies. He worked for 10 years at Burnett Dairy and then at Parker Hannifin until he retired. Jim is survived by his sister, Sylvia (Charlie) Stern and many cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m., at the Edling Funeral Home in Grantsburg. Online condolences can be made at The Edling Funeral Home, Grantsburg, was entrusted with arrangements.

Kermit Christenson, 80, Grantsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Continuing Care Center in Grantsburg, after suffering a stroke. He was born on Sept. 10, 1931, to Clarence and Mable (Norling) Christenson. He graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1949. After high school, Kermit enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 13, 1951, until he was released on July 12, 1955. He was united in marriage to Janice Lien on Aug. 25, 1956. They lived in Trade Lake and the Grantsburg community all of their married life, moving most recently to Crex Way Court in 2007. When Kermit was discharged from the Navy, he went to work at Northern Ordnance in the Twin Cities. However, most of working career was spent at McNally Industries in Grantsburg, where he worked in the machine shop, shipping and receiving and drove the company truck. Kermit was a member of the local American Legion Post and at one time the Lions Club. He also enjoyed Monday Night Men’s Bowling League and in the winter, Thursday night weekly snowmobile trips in the area. Kermit loved outdoor family activities such as camping, tubing down the river, the Minnesota State Fair, even cutting wood became a fun adventure. We spent many Sunday afternoons/evenings playing 500 around the kitchen table at the home farm, followed by mother’s evening meal, Lawrence Welk and Walt Disney. Kermit accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on May 26, 2010. Kermit was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mable Christenson and one infant son. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of 55 years; children, Jody (Bruce) Paulsen of Cushing, Kevin Christenson of Grantsburg and Keith Christenson of Grantsburg; grandchildren, Nicolas Christenson of Grantsburg, Jason (Katie) Paulsen of Sheboygan, Kent (Wanda) Paulsen of Lake Nebagamon, Dustin Paulsen of Superior and many great-grandchildren and special friends; brothers, Vernon (Pat) Christenson of Bloomington, Minn., and Delroy (Sharon) Christenson of Grantsburg; and one sister, Elsie (Gerald) Johnson of Grantsburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. Pastor Jay Tickner officiated the service, and music was provided by Joe Lener and Linda Dahl. Interment was at the Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg. Pallbearers were Kevin Christenson, Nicolas Christenson, Jason Paulsen, Wayne Norling, Hartley Hedberg and Owen Bowman. Online condolences can be made at The Edling Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

Gladys R. Olson, 95, St. Croix Falls, passed away Oct. 12, 2011, at Comforts of Home in St. Croix Falls. Gladys was born in Menomonie in 1916. She spent her childhood in Colfax. She married Obed T. Olson of Dresser, and they resided there for 57 years. She spent the last nine years of her life at the Comforts of Home. Gladys enjoyed her family and close friends, baking, embroidering, reading, traveling and camping with family. She also loved babies and became involved in the pro-life movement. She is survived by her sons, Roger (Joyce) Schrock, Donald Schrock, both of Dresser and Lanning Olson of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughters, Colleen Fellrath of Hudson and Tanya (Eldon) Carlson of Amery; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Obed T. Olson; daughter-in-law, Karen Schrock; son-in-law, Darryl Fellrath; grandson, Brent Schrock; granddaughter, Brenda Kruse; great-granddaughter, Lona Schrock; and many more dear relatives and friends. The funeral was held at the First Baptist Church in Amery with Pastor Charlie Butt officiating. Interment followed at the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Dresser. Online condolences can be made at The Edling Funeral Home, St. Croix Falls, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Georgeann Gore Georgeann Gore, 49, resident of Luck, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Memorial services will be held at the Bone Lake Lutheran Church, 1101 255th Ave., Luck, on Saturday, Oct. 22. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary Ann Bowman officiating. The family would like to invite all those attending to join them for a luncheon following the service. Online condolences may be left at or . Please continue to check these Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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Wayne C. Ulick Forever missed, forever loved. Sadly missed by your family.

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Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid out for me. I took His hand, when I heard His call, I turned by back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to live, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found my peace at the midst of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seems all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now, with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now; He set me free. 548129 9Lp

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Marian Chartrand, 90, of Balsam Lake, formerly of St. Croix Falls, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. Marian Bridget Bording was born on Sept. 26, 1921, in Scrub Town, Town of Eureka, Polk County, the second child of Chris and Rose (Rogers) Bording. Marian lived most of her life within five miles of Eureka. She graduated from Centuria High School in 1939. Marian married Oscar Chartrand on Aug. 2, 1941. Four children were born to them. They lived and farmed in rural St. Croix Falls until 2006 when they moved to Balsam Lake. Marian was active in Homemakers, a 4-H leader, and wove rag rugs for many years. Marian was an active member of her church and spent many hours making rosaries to send to missions around the world. Marian and Oscar traveled in their retirement, visiting 48 states, all across Canada, the Bahamas and Ireland. Marian leaves to celebrate her memory: children; Patricia (Charles) Petersen, John (Gail) Chartrand and Mary Chartrand, all of Balsam Lake, and Dennis (Linda) Chartrand of Vadnais Heights, Minn.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by: husband, Oscar Chartrand, parents, one sister, Hazel Popp, two brothers, John and Kenneth Bording. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake. Father Thomas E. Thompson will officiate the Mass. Marian’s family will greet visitors on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The family wishes to invite their guests to join them for lunch and fellowship immediately following the Mass. Marian will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Oscar, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in the town of Milltown following the lunch. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Paul Chartrand, Mark Chartrand, Brad Chartrand, Andy Chartrand, Ryan Herr and Aaron Herr. To express online condolences for the family, please visit The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Aloysius “Al” Streff Aloysius “Al” Streff, 79, Webster, died Oct. 12, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minn. Al was born on June 8, 1932, in Wergland Township in Yellow Medicine County, Minn., to Otto and Katherine Streff. Al married Lenora “Lue” Jenkins on Oct. 13, 1951, in Marysburg, Minn. Al worked for Champion Spark Plug Co. for over 37 years as a national sales manager. He was very active in numerous civic organizations during his lifetime. He served on the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years and was part of the Webb Lake Men’s Club. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he served as a cantor, held a position on the liturgy committee and was very involved with the choir. He also participated in a barbershop quartet, the Spooner Community Choir and the Siren/Webster Community Choir. Al also served on the Burnett County Alzheimer’s Day Care committee and was involved with the Sunflower Daze fundraiser. In his free time, he enjoyed being outdoors where he went pheasant hunting, fishing, and played golf. He also enjoyed world travel. He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry; four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lue Streff (Jenkins); son, Richard (Linda) Streff; daughters, Jean (Mark) Streff-Schwartz and Susan (Lance) Streff; grandchildren, Jeffrey Schwartz, Karen Streff, Katherine Streff, Scott Streff and Lauren Streff; brother, Laurence (Shirley) Streff; sisters, Sr. Susan Streff CSJ, Catherine (Joe) Keimig and Pauline (Ray) Benson; along with other relatives and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Mike Tupa as celebrant. Music was provided by Kim Simon and the Sacred Heart Choir. Interment followed at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Casket bearers were Rick Streff, Lance Streff, Mark Schwartz and Jeff Schwartz. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Leona Pauline Bibeau Leona Pauline Bibeau, 97, Balsam Lake, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society Home in St. Croix Falls, with her family by her side. Lee was born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1914. She lived there until 1925 when she moved to Georgetown. She attended Bone Lake Elementary and graduated from Milltown High School. On July 24, 1935, she married Joseph L. Bibeau. Joe and Lee raised four children and farmed in Georgetown until 1941 when Joe began road construction. They bought a trailer home and traveled in a caravan of six motor homes following the jobs to many states during those wartime years building airfields, roads, machine repair, etc. They considered that their war effort. In 1947 they moved to Centuria. Lee was a stay-at-home mom until the children were grown, then enjoyed her work at a local grocery store and Johnson’s Drug in Centuria. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, cooking, playing cards, dancing and visiting with family and friends. She also loved animals and was very much at home in the out-of-doors; hunting, fishing (she especially enjoyed the Canadian fishing trips) and just being close to nature. She was a loving, compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who enjoyed her home in Balsam Lake where they moved in 1971. Lee moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in June 2010. Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Marie (Yourchuck) Blummer O’Brien and stepfather, John E. O’Brien; husband, Joseph Louis Bibeau; sons, Joseph David and Eugene Lee Bibeau; grandson, Troy Bibeau; and great-grandson Joseph Kromrey. Lee leaves to celebrate her memory: daughter, Rose (Leon) Kromrey of Danbury; son, Tref (Sandy) Bibeau of Balsam Lake; daughters-in-law, Juliann Bibeau and Linda Bibeau; 17 grandchildren, Chuck, Joe, John, Liz, Tony, Terry, Tammy, Todd, Julie, Steve, Doug, Amy, Shelly, Gina, Matt, James and Sarah; many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Father John Drummy celebrated the Mass. Lee was laid to rest alongside her husband, Joseph, at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery following the service. To express online condolences or view the full obituary, please visit The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

OBITUARIES Bert A. Zillmer

Florence L. Swanson

Bert A. Zillmer, 85, Almelund, died Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Cloud Hospital in Stearns County, Minn. He was born in Markville, Minn., on Feb. 2, 1926, to Erwin and Gladys (McKee) Zillmer and grew up in Danbury on the family farm. He graduated after eight years of school from Pansy Country School in 1940. After working for many neighboring farmers, running his own sawmill and driving a milk route, he joined the U.S. Army from 1950-1952. He served in Germany during the Korean War traveling by ship across the Atlantic Ocean. On Aug. 15, 1953, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Agnes Lucille Sauerbrey in Markville. After moving into an apartment in St. Paul, Minn., they moved to Almelund in 1954 and purchased a home where they raised their family and lived until 2011. Bert worked as a butter maker at the Almelund Creamery, construction jobs and completed 27 years with Lindsay/Ecodyne as a machinist. After his retirement, he did courier service for Fairview Hospitals and drove cars for local car dealerships. Being social and community minded, he belonged to the Immanuel Lutheran Church serving on the council, ushering and numerous committees. He was on the volunteer fire department and became a charter member of the Almelund Lions. He was instrumental in the development of the Almelund baseball parks after many years of coaching and refereeing. He also volunteered at every Almelund Threshing Show until 2010. Over the years he enjoyed dancing, gardening, hunting, fishing, watching sports, traveling, reading woodworking, but most importantly spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his children: Ron (Cindy), Debbie (Bruce), Toni and Joey (Annette); daughter-in-law, Paula Zillmer; grandchildren: Greg, Kristi, Eric, Michele, Brett, Zachary, Rachel, Kaitlin, Taylor, Lindsey and Ronnie; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Mia, Macy, Brayden, Max and Miles; brothers: Edwin (Joanne) and Elwin (Edie); many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Agnes; daughter, Sherri; parents, Erwin and Gladys; stepmother, Dorothy; sister, Grace (John) Tschumperlin; inlaws, Henry and Martha Sauerbrey; and many friends and family members. Funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund with interment at the cemetery next to his wife and daughter. Condolences may be left online at The Grandstrand Funeral Home, North Branch, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

Florence L. Swanson, 88, Duluth, Minn., formerly of Webster, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in the Fountains at Lakeshore. She was born in Brainerd, Minn., on Dec. 9, 1922, to Arthur and Fannie (Holderness) Phillips. After graduating from Rasmussen Business College in St. Paul, Florence worked in the payroll department of the Greyhound Bus Co. in Minneapolis. She married Robert Swanson on Oct. 17, 1942, just before his entry into the Army and his service in Europe. They raised their family in Robbinsdale, Minn., prior to their move to Webster in 1973, where they owned and operated Swanson’s GamblesAce Hardware until 1993. Bob died in 1996, and Florence later moved to Duluth in 2007, to be near her daughter. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Duluth. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister Edythe Rahn. She is survived by her children, Nancy (the Rev. Henry D. Noordzy) of Duluth, and Bruce (Solveig) Swanson of Richfield, Minn.; four grandchildren, Sheila Noordzy, David (Susan) Noordzy, Andrew (Shawna) Swanson and Meghan (John) Yang; five great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patricia (Thomas) Dooley; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Duluth, Minn. Burial will be Thursday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. at Oak Park Cemetery in Webster. Memorials are preferred to Lakeshore. The Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home, Duluth, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

Gary “Dean” Bearhart Sr.

Gary “Dean” Bearhart Sr. (Makwade), 59, a resident of Danbury, died Oct. 10, 2011, at his home. Dean was born on April 26, 1952, in Hayward, to William and Carrie Bearhart Sr. Dean enjoyed driving around in his truck “cruisin” and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Dean was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, William “Sonk” Bearhart Jr., and Morris Bearhart; sisters, Lucille “Celo” Sutton and Irene Green. Dean is survived by Christina Bearhart, Gary (Rachael) Bearhart Jr., Melissa Bearhart, Ronald (Christine) Bearhart, John (Kayla) Bearhart, Gail (Chad) Bearhart and Dean Bearhart; 22 grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence “Tony” Bearhart and Alfred “Al” Bearhart; sisters, MarJames B. Hansen, 66, St. Croix Falls, died Wednesday ion Skinaway and Laverne Christiansen; along with other Oct. 12, 2011, at his home. relatives and friends. Jim was born Nov. 1, 1944, in San Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 14, at the Danbury Antonio, Texas, to George and Emma Tribal Hall with Lee Staples officiating. Interment folHansen. He graduated from lowed at the Danbury Cemetery. Casket bearers were Spooner High School in 1962 and atCraig Coston, Kimmy Skinaway, Willie Skinaway, Tracy tended Dunwoody College of TechSkinaway, Curt Rand Sr., Joe Matrious Jr., Karl Matrious nology in Minneapolis, Minn. On Sr. and Kim (9-Man) Reese. Honorary casket bearers March 23, 1968, he married Linda were Daryl Skinaway, Tom Skinaway, Frank Huber and Wodaszewski in North St. Paul. He Tom Geisler. Online condolences can be made at retired as a machinist from 3M after 35 years of service. In his free time, The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, Cribbage, coin collecting was entrusted with arrangements. and especially spending time with his family. Jim is preceded in death by his father, George. He is survived by wife, Linda; sons, Tony (Peg) and Troy (Lisa); daughters, Tiffany (Chris) Ehlert and Kaylee (Andy) Highstrom; mother, Emma Hansen; nine grandJames A. Gilfillan, 69, Siren, passed away Wednesday, children; and many loving brothers and sisters, nieces Oct. 12, 2011. and nephews. He was born Jan. 24, 1942, in Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 17, at Peace Racine, to James and Helen Gilfillan. Lutheran Church in Dresser. Private interment will be at Jim spent most of his years living on a later date in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Condolences the West Coast, where he married the may be left at love of his life, Nancy Gilfillan. They The Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola, was en- later moved back to the Midwest to trusted with arrangements. be closer to family. Jim was loved by many people and was always there to give a helping hand, listen and of course talk. He will be sadly missed by everyone. Nancy Grace Gardner, 65, Danbury, formerly of St. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; and his Louis Park, Minn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. father, James. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudy and He is survived by his mother, Helen Gilfillan; sisters, Vernice. Billie Lundquist and Rita Gjonnes; sons, James Gilfillan She is survived by sisters, Carol Stadick (Charles) and and Donovan Gilfillan; daughter, Kirsten Neeley; stepWendy Mathews; brother, Stephen (significant other daughters, Kim McIntosh and Sandy Bergner; and many Irene); nephews, Joshua Herbst, Jeff and Kevin Gardner; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and and niece, Lisa Gardner. friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 A memorial service was held for friends and family to a.m., at the Anglican Church of St. Dunstan, 4241 Brook- celebrate Jim’s life. Online condolences may be left at side Ave. South, St. Louis Park, with visitation one-half or hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Grandview Please continue to check these Web sites for updated inPark in Hopkins, Minn. Memorials preferred to the formation or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. American Heart Association. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest The Gearty-Demore Funeral Chapels Inc., St. Louis Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown are assisting Park, was entrusted with arrangements. with funeral arrangements.

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Kids look to parents for guidance in matters of sexuality Q: My parents never had “the sex talk” with me, and I seemed to turn out just fine. Now I’m wondering whether to delve into this issue in great detail with my own teenagers. Won’t I just drive them away if I’m too heavy-handed about it? Jim: Your kids are likely receiving a wide range of messages on sexuality from their peers, from school and especially from the media. But have you considered what those messages are saying? Your children need your wise counsel, based on your family’s own values and convictions. Saying “my kids won’t listen to me” is no excuse. In fact, they may be listening more closely than you think. A Canadian study from the University of Montreal suggests that many teens look first to their parents for this information, rather than to their peers or the media. The researchers surveyed almost 1,200 teens between the ages of 14 and 17. Surprisingly, 45 percent of them considered their parents to be their role models in regard to sexuality, compared to just 32 percent who looked to their peers. And only 15 percent said that their views on sex were most influenced by celebrities.

Jim Daly

Focus on the Family

Juli Slattery

That runs counter to our thinking as parents. We’re afraid that our kids will ignore our wise counsel in favor of the hedonism on display all around them. And certainly, that can happen. But the Canadian study shows that this isn’t always the case. If you’re not worried about the unhealthy messages your teens are receiving–you should be! But don’t lose hope. Take some time to talk openly with your kids about sexual issues and encourage them to save sex for marriage. There may be a lot of voices competing for their attention, but yours is the one they most need to hear. ••• Q: What do I do when my spouse is unwilling to compromise or discuss an issue that we don’t agree on? Juli: An unwillingness to compromise or discuss an issue represents a difficult roadblock. Marriage experts call this “stonewalling” and recognize that it is a

very destructive way of avoiding conflict. Without knowing more about your situation, I hesitate to give specific advice, but here are some things to consider. The first step to overcoming a significant communication barrier is to honestly ask if you’ve done something to shut down the process. For instance, a woman might be unwilling to talk about the budget because every time it comes up, she feels belittled or controlled by her husband. Or a husband may never want to talk about his weight gain because he feels humiliated by his wife’s nagging. Often, people stonewall when they believe conflict is emotionally unsafe. Has there been a negative pattern in the past that might leave your spouse concluding that the only option is to shut down? If so, take responsibility for that and offer to approach the topic with a different tone, perhaps with the help of a neutral third party. If your spouse remains unwilling to discuss or compromise, you need to discern how big an issue this is. Is it something you can live with, like what temperature to keep the bedroom at night or whether or not to buy a flat-screen TV? You might decide to just let it go. On the other hand, some issues in marriage cannot be overlooked or ignored, particularly those involving trust or character. In this situation, I’d encourage you

to work with a counselor to consider creating a crisis. When a person is unwilling to talk through an issue, creating a crisis means changing the environment so that it must be addressed. This might include a temporary physical or emotional separation for the expressed purpose of highlighting the importance of the issue that needs to be resolved. ••• 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, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2010 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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Amery group travels to Uganda AMERY - This past July, an Amery team of 14 men, women and teenagers traveled to Uganda to see and experience firsthand Carl and Julie Gaede’s trauma rehabilitation efforts in that country. For the past three years the Gaedes have been in Uganda working with refugees and those impacted by the devastation and violence of war and terror. Go to to learn more about their ministry. The team spent most of their two weeks in Gulu, a region in northern Uganda, the center of the violence and terror that would describe the last 20 years there. No one was untouched or unmarked by the war and terror it spawned. Thousands of people were killed and children were abducted by rebels and forced to fight and commit horrific acts.

The team from Amery was involved in building a mud hut for a woman caring for several children including a disabled son, visiting a hospital to pray with and deliver food items to patients, playing with and feeding babies at a baby home, and visiting and playing with disabled children at a St. Jude’s facility. A mini camp for children was conducted at a school of over 1,000, and the team also took part in discipling opportunities and a graduation celebration for Ancholi men and women who had completed the intensive two-week course in overcoming trauma. The team’s goal was to join the Gaedes in sharing God’s love for the Ugandan people in tangible ways. The two weeks were packed with heart-wrenching moments and faces. Faces of Ugandan men, women and children who have prevailed over the

An Amery team of 14 men, women and teenagers traveled to Uganda in July to see and experience firsthand Carl and Julie Gaede’s trauma rehabilitation efforts in that country. - Photo submitted horror done to them. The team would be honored to share more of their experiences with any interested parties or individuals.

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



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




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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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

FAITH LUTHERAN - BALSAM LAKE Pastor Diane Norstad 715-485-3800; CTH I & Mill Street Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:20 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st & last Sundays


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


561 Chestnut St., Taylors Falls, MN 651-465-5265 June - Aug. Sun. Worship: Traditional 8:30 a.m.; Comtemporary 10:30 a.m. Sun., Aug. 21: One Worship Serv. 10 a.m. followed by annual meeting


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


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


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


Phone 715-327-4340, 715-416-3086, 715-327-8090 Pastor Theresa Riewestahl Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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





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


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


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


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

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


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.


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

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

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

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




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

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


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

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


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


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


300 Seminole Ave. (CTH M) Mark Kock, Pastor, 715-294-2828 Sunday Worship 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Summer, 9 a.m.


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.


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


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


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

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


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


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




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


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


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



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


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


Pastor Gary Tonn Sunday School 9 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. CATHOLIC


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


Pastor - Father 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.


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.


Balsam Lake - Rev. John A. Drummy, Pastor - 405-2253 Mass: Sat. eves. 6 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m.; Tues. 5:30 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconciliation 7:30 a.m. Sun. or by appt.


Pastor 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.


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


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



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



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)

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.


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



1050 North Keller Ave., Amery, 715-268-7717 Father John Drummy, Pastor Sat. Mass 4 p.m., Sun. Mass 8 a.m. Mass Wed. & Thurs. 9 a.m. Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-294-2243 255 E. 10th Ave., Osceola Masses: Sun. 10:30 a.m., Tues. 5 p.m. Thurs. at 10 a.m. at Osc. Nursing Home ASSEMBLY


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


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


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




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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223;; E-mail: Reg. office hours: Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor; Nick Buda, Associate Pastor Sunday Service: 9 a.m.; All ages Sunday School 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Nursery available


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


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


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

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

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

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




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



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




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


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




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




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 Lakes, MN, Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. 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.


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




28313 CTH H, A&H Pastor Tryg Wistad, 715-635-9222 Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.


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


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

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


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




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

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Students of the Week GRANTSBURG


Justin Blechinger has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in second grade and the son of Dan and Gina Blechinger. He is friendly, a hard worker and always participates in class discussions. He is helpful in the classroom and works well with his classmates. Justin’s favorite thing to do is ride dirt bike. His favorite subject at school is math. Justin wants to be a boxer when he grows up.

Alex Vossen has been chosen Frederic Middle School’s student of the week. He is in seventh grade and the son of Kristi Swanson. Alex mows lawns for his grandparents. He enjoys watching TV and riding his 4-wheeler. He is very intelligent and a responsible young man. He is always willing to help out and brings a positive attitude into the classroom. He plans to work with computers after high school. His greatest influence is his uncle Brian.

Hayden Swanson has been chosen Frederic High School’s student of the week. She is a freshman and the daughter of Craig and Dar Swanson. Hayden is involved in choir, volleyball and dance. She enjoys hanging out with friends and shopping. She plans to go to school for massage therapy. Her greatest influence is Danielle. Hayden has a good sense of humor and works well with others.

Carli De Tienne has been chosen Grantsburg Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in second grade and the daughter of David and Karin De Tienne. Carli is a hardworking student that is a good role model. She shows respect to everyone and does her very best with everything. Carli is patient, a great friend to her classmates and a joy to have in class. She loves reading and math.


Brayden Lipoff has been chosen Luck Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in second grade and the son of Joann and Abel Lipoff. Brayden is a very conscientious student and a hard worker. His favorite class is phy ed. He likes to walk laps and earn miles. At home Brayden likes to play outside with his brother. He also likes to ride his bike to the library. He is involved in T-ball and karate.

Paige Johnson has been chosen Grantsburg High School’s student of the week. She is a junior and the daughter of Kim and Craig Johnson. Paige has good leadership skills, is willing to work hard and encourages others to do so. She has great enthusiasm and energy. She is involved in varsity hockey, swing choir, choir, band, handbells, church choir, percussion ensemble, international club, library club, and LINK group. She enjoys riding horse.


Jordan Jones has been chosen Luck Middle School’s student of the week. He is in eighth grade and the son of Arlan and Mary Jones. Jordan is friendly, responsible and works hard in class. He is a talented musician in both band and choir. He is involved in band, choir and football. He enjoys swimming, reading, writing and biking. The greatest influence in his life is his parents.

Tyler Anderson has been chosen Luck High School’s student of the week. He is a senior and the son of Scott and Tammy Anderson. Tyler is a friendly and helpful student. He listens thoughtfully and offers constructive suggestions. He is a good welder. He works at Wayne’s part time. He enjoys shooting hoops, playing football, hanging out with friends, swimming and working on small engines. He plans to move to California after school.

Ella Bobzin has been chosen St. Croix Falls Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in third grade. Ella is excited because this year her little brother, Henri, has joined her at the elementary school. Ella loves to see Henri at school. She enjoys reading, reading, reading. Her favorite book series is Geronimo Stilton. When she grows up she wants to be an artist.

Alyssa Paulson has been chosen St. Croix Falls Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Linda Krings and Eric Paulson. She is involved in basketball and enjoys reading and drama. Her favorite subject is math. She enjoys being able to do homework with her twin sister. Alyssa is a bright and caring student who always gives her best effort. She is well-liked and always willing to help her peers.

Noah Casterton has been chosen St. Croix Falls High School’s student of the week. He is a junior and the son of Jim and Deb Casterton and has an older brother, Josiah. Noah enjoys fishing and all sports. He is involved in FFA, basketball and baseball.



Nyomi Kegel has been chosen Siren Elementary School’s student of the week. Nyomi is a new student to Siren. She is a great addition to her class and her school. She is sometimes quiet and shy around people, but she is a really nice girl. Nyomi is a good student and she is an excellent reader.

Katie Smith has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Brenda and Billy Smith. Katie can always be counted on to follow teachers directions, be a peer tutor, or turn in homework. She always comes to school with a smile on her face and a great attitude. She is a pleasure to have in class. Katie’s favorite class is math and she also enjoys choir.

Riley Anderson has been chosen Siren Middle School’s student of the week. Riley is a very productive student in art. She gets her work done and is creative in her approach. You can count on Riley to do her best and she sets a good example for her peers.

Jeff Carroll has been chosen Siren High School’s student of the week. He is a freshman and the son of Lisa Mackyol and Jamie Carroll. Jeff is a hardworking, conscientious and subtly confident student. He likes to watch sports and play hockey and basketball. In fact, Jeff will play baseball for S-W this year. He plans to go to college and study geology. The greatest infuence in his life is his dad.

Brett Johnson has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. He is in sixth grade and the son of Steve and Jennifer Johnson. Brett is the kind of student that everyone likes to have in class. He is respectful, polite and works hard on his schoolwork. He was recently chosen as a member of the school leadership team. His interests include hunting, fishing and growing giant pumpkins.

Brittany Maxwell has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of Angel Paulzine and Darryl Maxwell. Brittany does very well academically in some of the most demanding courses offered. She is very focused and a high achiever. She is polite, respectful, cooperative and responsible. She is involved in pep band, jazz band and solo and ensemble. She enjoys listening to and creating music.


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Sydney Horgan has been chosen Unity Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in third grade and the daughter of Sara and Sean Horgan. Sydney has shown her entire class just how dedicated she is to always do her best. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and truly cares for the well-being of her peers. She works hard every day and is always up for a challenge.

Kyle Paulson has been chosen Unity Middle School’s student of the week. He is in eighth grade and the son of Eugene and Kimmarie Paulson. Kyle participates well and has a positive attitude. Hse is willing to share with the rest of his class and works very hard and asks great questions.

Isaiah Schadow has been chosen Unity High School’s student of the week. He is a junior and the son Jeremy and Heidi Schadow. Isaiah is involved in basketball. He enjoys hunting, fishing and listening to music. After high school, he would like to attend college. Teachers say Isaiah has a great attitude and truly adds to the classroom environment. Isaiah resides in Milltown.


Coming events

Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities



St. Croix Falls

• Polk County Alzheimer’s support group at social services building, 715-483-3133.

Balsam Lake

THURS.-SUN./20 -23 • “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at Festival Theatre. Thurs.Sat. 7:30 p.m., Thurs. & Sun. matinees 2 p.m., 715-4833387 or 888-887-6002.


• LaMoine MacLaughlin will read his poetry at the library, 6 p.m., 715-472-2770.



• Burnett County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 162 in the government center. • Community dinner at Siren Methodist Church, 5-6 p.m.

Balsam Lake

• Polk-Burnett bee keepers meet at the justice center, 8 p.m.

St. Croix Falls


• Open Arms hosted by Alliance Church of the Valley. Meal and fellowship, 5-6:30 p.m., 715-483-1100. • Alzheimer’s support group at the medical center, 1-3 p.m., 715-483-0431.

• VFW Post 4186 and the Ladies Auxiliary all-you-caneat spaghetti at the VFW Hall, 4:30-7 p.m.


• Auxiliary turkey supper fundraiser for VA residents at the Legion Hall, 4-7 p.m.



Balsam Lake

• American Legion and Auxiliary 255 meeting at the village hall, 7 p.m.

• “Wisconsin Ghosts and the Afterlife,” Terry Fisk, at the library, 6:30 p.m., 715-485-3215.


Pine City, Minn.

• Minnesota Crime Wave visits the library, 6 p.m., 715825-2313.

• Open house at Pine Technical College, 4-7 p.m., 320629-5114.


• Citizen Patrol meeting at the government center, 7 p.m. • Arts Burnett County, boardroom, The Lodge at Crooked Lake, 5 p.m., 715-349-8399. • Benefit dinner for Jill Kieffer-Proulx at the Lodge at Crooked Lake, 4:30 p.m., 715-410-3112.

St. Croix Falls

• Diabetes support group at the medical center, 6-8 p.m., 715-483-0431.

FRI. & SAT./21 & 22 Cozy Corner

• ATV safety training at Cozy Corner Trails, Inc. groomer building. Fri. 6-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. To register, call 715-656-3855.


• FFA haunted house & maze in the school parking lot, 69:30 p.m.

FRI.-SUN./21-23 Luck

• Fall salon “Out of the Blue” at Cafe Wren. Fri. 5-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,

FRIDAY/21 Amery

• Rummage sale at Amery Congregational Church, 9 a.m.-noon. Youth bag sale, noon-3 p.m.

Balsam Lake

• Health department’s flu vaccinations at the health department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,, 715-4858500.


• Fish fry at United VFW Hall, 4:30-7 p.m.


• Brunch at the senior center, 10:30 a.m., 715-866-5300.

St. Croix Falls

• Halloween party at the library, 4 p.m., 715-483-1777,

An early-morning October sun reflects off a leaf submerged near the shoreline of a local lake. This month has seen summerlike temperatures although overnight digits are beginning to tell the story of the transition into winter. - Photo by Gary King



• Dairy Breeders Twilight Meeting at 821 75th Street. Dairy judging contest, farm tour, semen auction, 7 p.m., 715-554-0157. • The Wilson Family & Chariot Quartet perform at Balsam Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., 715-268-9291.

• Fall turkey & ham dinner, craft and bake sale at Elim Lutheran Church, Range, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.




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


• Rummage sale at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


• Chili supper at Osceola United Methodist Church, 5-7 p.m., 715-247-3147.


• Fall boutique at Straight 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 715-5540684.

Turtle Lake

• Craft sale & flea market at St. Ann Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 715-986-4977.

Voyager Village

• Fall fest, hayrides, games, food, noon-6 p.m., 715-2593910.

Wolf Creek

• Travis Webb Memorial Hunt. Sign up at Wolf Creek Bar, 715-483-9255.


• Parkinson’s support group at new library, 2 p.m., 715689-2163. • 4-H National Youth Science Day presentation at the library, on wind power, 6-8 p.m., 715-866-7697.


Balsam Lake

• Neil Diamond tribute concert at Unity school, 2 p.m., 715-825-2101, Ext. 1560. • Tri-County LifeCare Center’s fall banquet at Trollhaugen, 6 p.m. RSVP 715-755-2229,


• Patriotic concert at the high school, 2:30 p.m., preceded by brat fry, 12:30 p.m.

West Sweden

• Oktoberfest at Grace Lutheran. Gospel service 9:15 a.m., brunch 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

MONDAY/24 Balsam Lake

• Adoption support group, Unity High School band room, 7:15 p.m.


• Frederic Schools fall choir concert at 6-12 performance center, 7 p.m.


• Polk County Genealogical Society meeting at the museum, 7 p.m.


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,

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 Thursday

Breastfeeding support group at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, 2-3:30 p.m., 715-483-0431. Narcotics Anonymous meets at the Serenity House (old jail), Balsam Lake, 7 p.m., 612-205-2321.

Frederic Arts hosts open mic night FREDERIC - The Frederic Arts group hosted its fourth open mic night last Saturday, Oct. 15, which offered a stage and audience to anyone wishing to share their talent - from stand-up comedy to poetry to “whatever anyone can think up to do on a stage,” according to organizer Kelly Green. “Frederic Arts would like to do this three or four times a year, hopefully

Students from Frederic High School sang a song to the audience at the open mic event, held at the Frederic Arts headquarters on Lake Avenue.

Poet Kelly Green of Frederic read a sampling of his works to the audience at the open mic night.

Debbie Trantow, writer and poet, took to the stage at the open mic event, Saturday evening, Oct. 15.

branching out eventually to get featured poets and musicians to grace our little stage,” Green noted. “We want to let everyone know that every level of talent is welcome, from an 8-year-old playing scales on a violin to a seasoned veteran singing and playing.” And the audience, Green added, is just as important as the performers.

Ed Emerson of Trade Lake recited some of his original poetry and writings at the Saturday night open mic night, sponsored by the Frederic Arts group. - Photos submitted

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