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This car was consumed by fire after the heat from its muffler came in contact with dry grass in the Town of Sterling, Saturday, Sept. 29. The lack of rain has created ideal wildfire conditions and residents are being asked to use extreme caution. - Photos courtesy DNR

Wildfires a reminder: use caution Dryest September since 1952; burning permits canceled by Gary King Leader editor BURNETT COUNTY - Two weekend wildfires, including one that destroyed a car, serve as a reminder as to how dry conditions are in light of the lack of rain. “This was the driest September on record at the Grantsburg Ranger Station since

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Firefighters contained this Town of Wood River wildfire to approximately one acre.

Lost wedding ring turns up nine years later

Megan Kalmoe gets a warm welcome home SPORTS/OUTDOORS INSIDE THIS SECTION

DANBURY - It was a hot day in July of 2001 when Sander Staples and his young daughter, Michelle, went for a swim in the St. Croix River behind their home. After an hour of swimming, they dried off and went inside to eat supper. Later, while taking a shower, Sander noticed his wedding ring was not on his finger. Panicking that his wife might notice it was gone, he went back down to the river to look for it, searching the banks and rocks. His search continued for weeks and months, and after a few years he gave up the search. He felt that after the winter came and ice built up on the river, the ring had become victim to the seasons of change. His wife, Rita Joy, eventually bought a new one and when that one wore out she

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Tanner Fest set for Oct. 13 CENTURIA - The Tanner Fest Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser, named for organizer anf founder Tanner Buck of rural Luck, is set to be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bergmann’s Pumpkin Patch, two miles south of Centuria on Hwy. 35. Cost of admission is $15 with all admission cost being donated to the Minnesota Medical Foundation. The day will include hayrides, a corn maze, bouncy houses, food by the Chattering Squirrel, pumpkins and CF “I (heart) Tanner” T-shirts available for purchase (limited supply). Raffle prizes will include one week at a Florida hotel (redeemed by 2012), a date with Tanner Buck, a JB Studios Photography session with $750 worth of credit, a Siren getaway package and 75 feet of ABC Seamless Steel Gutter with labor. An auction will be part of the day’s activities, beginning at 3 p.m. See Facebook, under Tanner Fest, for more information. Last year, Tanner’s family established the Tanner M. Buck Fund for Cystic Fibrosis at the University of Minnesota, where he has been treated for CF since he was 10 days old. They raised nearly $17,000 for the Minnesota Medical Foundation at last year’s Tanner Fest.- with submitted information

Jackyl coming to St. Croix Casino TURTLE LAKE – Hard-rockin’ band Jackyl presents one show at St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake on Halloween night. Show time for the Wednesday, Oct. 31, concert is 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $15 with a valid TLC Players Club card and are available through casino marketing at 800-846-8946. Formed in 1990, Jackyl is part hard rock, part heavy metal, part Southern metal – and all hard work and intensity. Jackyl has set two Guinness World Records, one for playing 100 concerts in 50 days and one for performing 21 concerts in a 24-hour period. The band is probably best known for its song “The Lumberjack,” which features a chain-saw solo by lead singer Jesse James Dupree. On the recording, Dupree alternately revs the chain-saw’s engine or uses the chain brake to slow the engine down to change the pitch. Dupree also performs the stunt live: the song climaxes with Dupree’s slicing up a wooden stool onstage, smashing it and throwing the sliced pieces out to the crowd. Dupree and Jackyl can also be seen regularly on TruTV’s hit show “Full Throttle Saloon,” a reality show documenting the happenings at the famous South Dakota saloon during the annual Sturgis bike rally. - submitted

All in a day’s squash Sitting proudly a top her 209 pound pumpkin, little Riley Johnson seemed to be taking winning the Great Pumpkin Contest’s first-place trophy all in stride, Saturday, Sept. 29, during the annual Grantoberfest celebration at Grantsburg. Each spring Wood River Garden Store gives away pumpkin plants to youngsters who want to grow a great pumpkin. In the fall the children bring in their best efforts to see who will walk away with a trophy in the store’s Great Pumpkin Contest. More photos elsewhere in this issue. Photo by Priscilla Bauer

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Event celebrates local community and family fun

Local) and tread lightly on our planet by being a “low-waste” event showing how it is feasible for a mountain of garbage produced by city events to be separated into categories: compostables, recyclables and nonrecyclables. “Now in its fourth year, Autumn Fest ST. CROIX FALLS - Everyone knows has been galvanized around the historic that St Croix Falls’ Autumn Fest is not downtown spirit,” says Woody just any old town festival. It has a McBride, event coordinator. mission statement with muscle. The “There is a definite Living Main Street gets closed, the bands Green/Outdoor Living underscore to play, the grills do their magic and the the event. The city and I considered “Buy Local” spirit fills the river valmoving the campus to beautiful Lions ley. Park in town to accentuate and enHighlights of this years celebration hance this idea. But the downtown include a juried art fair, a multitude business community organized themof kids activities, street hockey, music selves and voiced a strong desire to on The Overlook, ecology and green keep the event downtown for both vending booths, pie-eating contest, economic and symbolic reasons. The benefit food vendors, a pet parade, a event is staying downtown and I am wellness walk and scavenger hunt, proud of St. Croix Falls for being brave Festival Theatre show, an art recepenough to speak collectively and for tion party and local food stands. working together to find a peaceful Woven into a spectacular Fall Colors Art, Music and Family Fun event, Entertainment for families beneficial solution to the challenge.” the major points of its vision are: Pro- is on tap at this year’s Autumn “The event has more activities and mote the sustainability of the city, pro- Fest celebration.- Special phoSee Autumn Fest, page 4 mote the idea of Buy Local (and Eat tos

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This dramatic panoramic of a Burnett County sunrise captured both the moon (far left - look close) and the sun (far right). - Photo by Katie Grey




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Briefly DRESSER – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold a dinner meeting on Thursday noon, Oct. 11, at the Village Pizzeria in Dresser. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. Reservations may be made by phoning 715-646-2186 by Monday, Oct. 8. – submitted

Dresser and WisDOT agree to repairs Crumbling culverts to be fixed at state expense by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer DRESSER – At the Monday, Oct. 1, meeting of the Dresser Village Board President Rick Flandrena revealed that a recent meeting he held with Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives was quite fruitful, as the agency agreed to repair several damaged and crumbling culverts within the village on Hwy. 35, after the issue became a talking point for the board for several weeks. “They were very receptive,” Flandrena said. “The good news is that the dilapidated storm gutters will be repaired ... at their costs.” The stretch of highway was not scheduled to be resurfaced again until 2018, and the village had erected cones near the culverts to keep drivers away, but it was unclear whether the village was responsible for the repair, as the fix would be necessary long before that 2018 project date. “They really bent over backwards to make it right,” Flandrena said after the meeting. “They (WisDOT) don’t always get credit when they do things right. They’re doing us right on this.” In other village business: • The board approved a reduced fee for Dresser Community Center hall rental for the Dec. 7 Frandsen Bank & Trust free community meal party, which has outgrown the bank. There was some concern that they would be setting a precedent, but they adjusted the typical rental down from $300 day to $150, with the possibility of additional cleanup charges, if needed. • The board approved several small wording changes to the village driveway ordinance, under the advisement of the village attorney, Tim Laux. “It’s made so it’s easier to understand, clearer language is all,” Laux said, noting that it addresses where measurements should be taken from, and does not force people to guess where the center of the roadway would be for zoning setback or easement purposes. • The board approved an amendment to the 2012 budget, allowing them to use budget allocations for concrete repair work in front of the village hall and community center. • They began discussions on the 2013 budget and addressed issues pending with municipal court, which they partner with the village of Osceola. However, Flandrena said the delayed budgeting process “just won’t work,” and needs to be addressed. They also noted that municipal court fines are down, while criminal charges have risen, making the municipal court costs tough to cover. Criminal cases are handled by the county.

Parents make initial appearance Preliminary set for Oct. 31 SIREN – The parents of 3-yearold Reena Williams made a brief initial appearance last Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Burnett County Circuit Court, where Judge Ken Kutz scheduled a preliminary hearing for Wednesay, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. Jenna Danish, 33, and Thomas Williams Jr., 44, Danbury, have been charged with felony child neglect resulting in the death of their daughter, Reena, who drowned in a canal near their home. KSTP-TV reported that Williams expressed anger out-

side the courthouse at the thought that he and his wife were criminally liable for the drowning. Williams was at work, and Danish was sleeping when the little girl wandered away from their Danbury home and drowned. Charges filed by Burnett County District Attorney William Norine state that synthetic marijuana was found at the home, however, no drug-related charges have been filed, apparently due to the fact that synthetic marijuana is still legal in Wisconsin. The complaint also states that the girl had wandered away from home on previous occasions.

Traffic deaths increasing by Lindsey Moon Wisconsin Public Radio

STATEWIDE - Traffic deaths are on the rise in Wisconsin. Maj. Sandra Huxtable of the Wisconsin State Patrol says there have been 478 deaths reported so far this year. That's 71 more than in the first nine months of last year. She says that's a substantial uptick for the state, “The last four years we’ve been under 600 deaths. And that was, and that’s been, the best we’ve been since the mid-1920s. If we

continue on the trend that we’re on, we’re going to, my fear is that we’ll be in excess of the 600.” As a percentage, Wisconsin's increase is the highest of any Midwest state. Huxtable says not only is the state patrol documenting more fatalities per accident than normal, but it is also seeing more deaths from motorcycle accidents. The state is citing a decrease in seat belt usage and the longer riding season motorcyclists enjoyed this year because of the weather as the reason for the deaths.

Public defenders James Rennicke and Jesse Johansen are attorneys for Danish and Williams

respectively. The couple is free on a $25,000 signature bond. Sherill Summer

Thomas Williams Jr. and Jenna Danish, parents of Reena Mae Williams, spoke to reporters following their initial court appearance on charges of felony child neglect resulting in the death of their daughter Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Burnett County Government Center. - Photos from

The canal near the home of Thomas Williams Jr. and Jenna Danish in Danbury.

Swampy detour Woman drives car into Amery lake, faces felony DUI by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer AMERY – The report of a car driven into a swampy area of an Amery lake led to a local woman’s arrest for her fourth charge of driving while intoxicated. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred on the early evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25,

Michelle Magnuson

when a report came in of a vehicle having been driven into South Twin Lake off Harriman Avenue in Amery, just north of South Street. The reporting caller said the driver was still

in the vehicle. First responders were able to pull the woman from the vehicle without incident, identifying her as Michelle Magnuson, 44,

Reports of this SUV in South Twin Lake led to the arrest of the driver, Michelle Magnuson. - Photo courtesy Amery Police Dept.

Amery. Amery Police also responded to the scene, and when the officer began to quiz the woman on what happened, they noted in the report that she smelled strongly of intoxicants. Magnuson said she didn’t know how much she had to drink and admitted to the officer that she had three prior DUIs. She failed field sobriety tests and registered a .22 blood alcohol content on a portable breath test. She was taken into custody and placed under arrest for her fourth DUI in five years, which is being charged as a felony. She

is also facing lesser charges of driving while suspended without insurance and for unsafe lane deviations. Magnuson appeared before Judge Molly GaleWyrick on Wednesday, Sept. 26, where she set a $2,000 cash bond. Her initial appearance took place two days later, on Sept. 28, where stipulations for her release were set, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 29. It is in that hearing that the judge will determine if there is enough evidence against her to proceed to trial.

Even with a four-wheel-drive Jeep Grand Cherokee, the driver was unable to get out of the swampy lake. - Photo courtesy Amery Police Dept.

Area sees lower unemployment in August by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – The local employment numbers are out for August, and they show that Burnett and Polk counties enjoyed lower unemployment rates in August compared to July. As sometimes the case, the lower unemployment rate did not mean more employed residents, but instead a smaller labor force. The usual pattern for unemployment rates is for it to fall in the spring and continue to lower until fall, when they go up again. This year, the progress downward has not

been smooth. Both counties unemployment rate is lower than it has been all year, but both counties had their rates increase in June. Here are the numbers in Burnett County. In August, there were 8,353 in the labor force. There were 7,724 residents employed and 629 were looking for work. The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent. In July, there were 8,476 in the labor force. There were 7,816 residents employed and 660 were looking for work. The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent. A year ago in August 2011, there were 8,145 in

the labor force. There were 7,487 employed with 658 looking for work. The unemployment rate was 8.1 percent. In Polk County, there were 23,580 in the labor force in August. There were 21,787 residents employed and 1,793 looking for work. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. In July, there were 23,973 in the labor force, and 22,056 residents were employed with 1,917 looking for work. The unemployment rate was 8.0 percent. A year ago in August 2011, there were 23,589 in the labor force. There were 21,781 employed res-

idents and 1,808 looking for work. The unemployment rate was 7.7 percent. The Wisconsin unemployment rate jumped from 7.3 percent in July to 7.5 percent in August according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state lost 11,518 jobs in the process according to preliminary statistics. Minnesota has enjoyed lower unemployment rates as of late, but the rate ticked upward in that state too, from 5.8 percent in July to 5.9 percent in August. The state lost 6,038 jobs according to preliminary statistics.


Wildfires/from page 1 1952,” said Jay Riewestahl, DNR ranger. “People are out working, hunting, recreating and cutting firewood, and they need to know to use caution when it comes to causing a wildfire.” All burning permits have been canceled, Riewestahl said. The DNR and local firefighters responded to two fires on Saturday, Sept. 29, including a fire that started when local cabin-owners parked in a grassy area in the Town of Sterling just north of 28th Avenue. The muffler was hot enough to ignite the grass, the fire consuming the vehicle. The owner of the car called 911 and the DNR, and Cushing Fire Department responded. The 1 p.m. fire consumed two-tenths of an acre. “The fire would have been bigger, but there was a wind from the north and that pushed it toward the driveway which held it on two sides,” Riewestahl noted. As DNR firefighters were heading back to their station in Grantsburg at approximately 3 p.m., they were called to a second

fire at 24288 La Ra Road in the Town of Wood River. A hunter had rebuilt a deer stand and burned the old boards out in the woods. Despite the fact a fire ring was used, the fire burrowed under the ground and surfaced, consuming about one acre. A neighbor who smelled smoke called the fire in to authorities. Riewestahl said there is no soil moisture, and actually no morning dew the past few days. He said even if the area gets rain later this week, it would only help the dryness situation for a day or two. “We’ll take all the rain we can get,” he said. “But we know it’s going to be shortterm relief.” He reminded those venturing out into the woods to be careful where they park and to extinguish any campfires completely, using water.

A firebreak is created using a tractor during a wildfire last Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Town of Wood RIver. - Photo courtesy DNR

River of love/from page 1

The Staples home is located along the banks of the St. Croix River in Danbury.

Sander Staples and wife, Rita Joy, smile as they display the wedding ring lost for nine years in the St. Croix River at their home in Danbury. The ring was found in a clam shell (photo lower left) that Rita Joy had gathered to make jewelry. - Special photos

found one more ring to place on his finger. Fast forward to Sept. 23 of this year. Rita Joy was cutting underbrush along the river’s edge when she saw pretty clam shells scattered under the river’s shelf edge. She picked up about eight shells ones that raccoons had apparently dined on, and kept them to make shell jewelry. She came across a tightly packed, partially opened clam shell, and while she was washing it out she noticed a shiny object. After cleaning all the dirt from inside the shell, she discovered the object was her husband’s long-lost wedding ring. Sander was mowing lawn over at his brother’s home, not far away. She went over there and shouted for him to shut the mower off. “He asked why,” Rita Joy said. “I told him I needed to take his (substitute) ring

off so I could wash it. He did, and then I said, ‘now close your eyes and hold out your hand.’” She slipped the original wedding ring on his hand while saying, “With this ring I thee re-wed you for the next hundred years.” She said her husband opened his eyes and was amazed and a bit bewildered. “He said, ‘what the ... where did you find my ring?’ and I said it came back to where it first belonged. He was nearly in tears.” The couple renewed their love and commitment again that day, said Rita Joy, who said it was the “grace of God and the safety of the clam,” that such a miracle could occur. “It really was a happily-ever-after story, just as our love for each other has been for 22 years,” she said. - Gary King

through Gaylord Nelson park to National park visitor center just north of The Overlook. 1 p.m. - Kids fun shows and games, animals & magic at the Overlook. Randy the Frog Guy and Normonzo. 2 p.m. - Pie eating contest at the new Dalles House Bakery & Coffee House. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - SCF Public Library birthday party: an ice cream and cake social and kids activities. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Art exhibit reception party: National Park Visitor Center. 5 p.m. - Happy hours, wine tastings and after parties at downtown restaurants & bars. 7:30 p.m. - Historic Festival Theatre show, “Playing with Fire.” All day - Music at The Overlook by Harmonics Jazz, The Bluegrass Bandits, Thea Ennen and more. • SCF Senior Center’s famous benefit pork-chop-on-a-stick stand.

• SCF Lions Club games. • Kids face painting all day at “With August” store. • SCF royalty caramel apple and cider booth • Parents of the elementary saints annual Bake sale plus other vendors and nonprofit groups. • Bergmann’s pumpkins stand. Go to the sales at the downtown shops and stores. • Franconia Sculpture park’s kids handson art-wheel swirl-station 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Food by GF Goodies, Grecco’s, Dalles House, Sir Smoke A Lot, Love ‘n Grub Grill and others. Friday: Senior center garage sale and bake sale. 7:30 p.m. - Festival Theatre show. Sunday: Cyclova’s mammoth gravel bike race & tour de taste • 2 p.m. - Festival Theatre show. - with submitted information

Autumn Fest/from page 2 community partners than ever before and is poised to have great weather and a big turnout.”

Schedule of events: Saturday

9 a.m. - Free Community 5k Wellness Walk. Meet at the Overlook. A scenic walk to Snap Fitness. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Falls Chamber of Commerce annual juried art fair. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Xcel Energy guided hydroelectric dam tours. 10 a.m. - SCF Farmer’s Market at SCF Public Library parking lot. 10:30 a.m. - Snap Fitness kids scavenger hunt. Get exercise and clues at downtown shops. 11 a.m.-3.p.m. -Annual pumpkin painting contest. St. Croix Falls Wineries & Grille. Noon - Pet and pet owners parade. Costumes welcome. Meet at the Overlook.

Live music on The Overlook deck will again be part of this year’s Autumn Fest celebration. - Special photo Free. 12:30 p.m. - Street hockey tournament (RVHA) on Main Street. 12:30 p.m. - Self-guided river walk


Habitat for Humanity home in Webster gets under way Wisconsin Fresh Start partners with Habitat on home by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer WEBSTER – Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity had their gold-colored shovels in Webster Saturday, Sept. 29, for another ground-breaking ceremony. This will be Habitat’s 26th home they have built or rehabbed since 1997, but this project is groundbreaking in another sense. Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with Wisconsin Fresh Start for the first time to build this house. Wisconsin Fresh Start is an Indianhead Community Action Agency program for young adults who do not have a high school diploma or don’t possess proficient reading or math skills. The program provides tutoring and on-site home construction training as the participants help with the Habitat home. The ultimate goal of Wisconsin Fresh Start is to give the necessary tools so that the young adults in the program gain economic and social selfsufficiency. This will be Wisconsin Fresh Start’s first project in Burnett County. The house will be built for 6-year-old twins Madison and Delaney Summer and their grandmother Dawne Summer. Madison and Delaney were born prematurely and, as a result of the early birth, have cerebral palsy. Delaney is in a wheelchair, so another unusual twist to this project is that the house will be handicapped accessible. Habitat’s mission is to provide decent, affordable housing for low-income families. In this case, Delaney’s wheelchair makes their current residence, a trailer house in rural Siren, less than ideal. The hallway isn’t wide enough for Delaney’s wheelchair, so Dawne has to carry her to the bathroom and the bedroom.

People from Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity and Wisconsin Fresh Start, Webster Village trustees and the Summer family at the ground-breaking ceremony in Webster on Saturday, Sept. 29. - Photos by Sherill Summer unless otherwise noted

“It’s hard to think of Dawne carrying her granddaughter down that narrow hallway now,” said Habitat’s Executive Director Eric Kube. “But just imagine it a few years from now, when Delaney is bigger, and Dawne is older. It just won’t work.” The current residence also has cold floors in the winter. While cold floors are simply a nuisance for some, Delaney is often on the floor when she is not in her wheelchair. Because the girls are inseparable, as twins often are, Madison is usually on the floor next to Delaney. The new home in Webster will be fully handicapped accessible and have in-floor heating. It will fit this family’s needs and be affordable. As with all Habitat homes, this home will not be given away to the Summer family. Dawne will provide 300 to 500 hours of “sweat equity” in the home as it

is being built. Judy Weiss, chair of the Habitat family selection committee, said, “Dawne impressed us because of her commitment to her granddaughters — she is working very hard to provide them with a safe, secure home. She also has an impressive work ethic — she cares for the girls, plus works a part-time job.” Once the home is finished, Habitat sells the home to the Summer family with no profit for Habitat. They buy the home with a no-interest loan, and as the mortgage is repaid, it will be added to a revolving funds account which is used to continue the program. The Wisconsin Fresh Start program has three teams in northwestern Wisconsin. They have already completed 23 projects, mostly in Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties. As already mentioned, this is the first project in Burnett County. Wisconsin Fresh Start is looking for 11

young adults, aged 18 to 24, to work on this project. All participants will be paid an hourly wage for both time spent working on the house and time spent working toward an HSED, or to improve reading and math skills. Wisconsin Fresh Start is looking for young adults that can benefit from the program and does accept referrals. For more information or to refer a young adult, contact the site at 715-866-4441. Habitat for Humanity is seeking donations to support the cost of building the home. Even with Wisconsin Fresh Start working on the house, Habitat is still looking for volunteers to work on the house, especially those with professional building skills. Building days will be Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Habitat for Humanity can be contacted at 715483-2700.

The Habitat for Humanity home in Webster will be built for 6-year-old twins Delaney and Madison and their grandmother Dawne. The twins have cerebral palsy, and the home will be handicapped accessible to accommodate Delaney’s wheelchair. Shown (L to R) are: Delaney, Dawne and Madison Summer. - Photo by Jackie Thorwick

Shown (L to R): Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Eric Kube and Caroline Loyas from Wisconsin Fresh Start. Participants in the Wisconsin Fresh Start program will assist with the building of this house. It is the first time the two programs have partnered together on a project.

Food banks expecting to feel drought’s effect by Steve Roisum Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Some Wisconsin food banks are facing challenges this year because of this summer’s drought and high temperatures that hurt some crops in the state. Second Harvest Foodbank President Dan Stein says that will probably mean a drop in food donations from farmers this

year. The Madison-based Second Harvest is part of Feeding America, an organization that has food banks in several states. Stein says Second Harvest will likely have to pay for much of the food it needs to distribute. Stein says it may also need to rely on the kindness of colleagues. “The network of food banks belonging to Feed America also works together so another part of the country might have

strength in produce, we might have access and pay transportation,” and, he says, that’s expensive. In Hazel Green, Food Pantry President Gary Haas is already seeing higher prices for food he needs to buy for the pantry. He says that means he has less money to buy nongrocery items. “I like to make sure that they get a small package of diapers,” he says. “All it does

is supplement them. I kind of like to do that, but I’ve already cut that back because I’m spending so much more now for groceries.” Many Wisconsinites are still harvesting their crops, so it will be weeks before food banks and pantries will know for sure how much will end up being donated.

Wisconsin-Minnesota tax reciprocity unlikely in 2013 by Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Talks on reinstating income tax reciprocity with Minnesota have stalled, and an agreement likely will not be reached before 2013. For 40 years, people living in Wisconsin and working in Minnesota only had to file a single tax return, with the two states reimbursing each other in a deal known as tax reciprocity. In 2009, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ended the deal citing late

payments from Wisconsin. Shortly after taking office in 2010, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker paid off Wisconsin’s tab, and officials from both sides of the border started hammering out a new reciprocity agreement. State Sen. Bob Jauch, Poplar, says Wisconsin agreed to make payments on time and update the data on who crosses the border to work. Now, he says Minnesota is changing the terms. “A new requirement would demand that Wisconsin tax-

payers subsidize Minnesota taxpayers for operating reciprocity.” Jauch says since tax reciprocity ended, Minnesota has not been giving full tax credit to their citizens who work in Wisconsin. That means those residents pay more taxes. He says the new deal would have Wisconsin pay the difference, which works out to around $10 million. Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans says that since Wisconsin has higher middle income

tax rates, they had been paying the difference for decades under the old deal. “Therefore, if we were to give credit for those taxes that aren’t going to get paid, but would have been paid without reciprocity, means we are in effect subsidizing Wisconsin for its higher tax rate.” Around 80,000 people cross the Minnesota/Wisconsin border to work each day.


Preserving our past

More security requested for Polk County Museum by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County Museum, the old county courthouse built in 1898, is doing great but needs an upgrade in security to protect the museum’s collection. That was the message county board member and museum volunteer Warren Nelson told the property committee Monday, Oct. 1. The committee supported Nelson’s recommendation to ask for an additional $15,000 in the 2013 county budget. Some of the money would be used for internal security cameras to better monitor the collection of historic items. Nelson, who called the museum and its collection one of the standout places in the county, was joined in his presentation by Greg Marsten, vice president of the museum board, and Michelle Peterson, the museum director. Marsten said the museum had a good year, with attendance up and more school groups using the museum. He praised Peterson, saying she has done a great job in her first year as director. The museum is a joint operation. The county owns the building and pays for utilities and repairs. The museum society owns the collection and funds the operations and staffing. The county museum also includes a restored schoolhouse in Balsam Lake and the Red Schoolhouse on the fairgrounds in St. Croix Falls. Some of

Greg Marsten, vice president of the Polk County Museum Board, tells the property committee of the museum’s sucessful year as museum director Michelle Peterson looks on at a meeting held Monday, Oct. 1. – Photos by Gregg Westigard the additional funds would be used to restore that building. The request for funds will now work its way through the budget process

Other committee items The property committee had its first de-

Members of the Polk County Property Committee toured the museum after their meeting. Committee member Warren Nelson (left) is not part of the exhibits. Behind him are William Johnson, Tom Engell, Harry Johansen and Larry Jepsen.

tailed look at several 2013 budgets, including two that make the county money. The county forests are projected to add $91,000 to the county’s funds in 2013 with proceeds from timber sales. And the register of deeds office plans on generating an additional $31,400 through fees.

County Administrator Dana Frey presented the budgets, including the $2 million building budget, one of the largest county expenses. He pointed out that this budget includes the utility, maintenance and custodial costs for all county buildings.

Ice Age Trail improvement day this Saturday POLK COUNTY - There will be an Ice Age Trail improvement day on CTH E this Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in volunteering should bring a lunch, water, good shoes or boots, gloves, and dress for the weather. Tools and brownies are provided.

Volunteers will meet at the parking lot on CTH E. From Luck, go east on Hwy. 48, then turn north on CTH E for about six miles. A fall colors hike on the Ice Age Trail will be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Color may be underfoot this year when the hike takes place on the Pine Lake segment. It includes mostly gentle rolling terrain with a bog, river, lake, fields and woods along the route. Participants are invited to meet at 2670 103rd St., rural Frederic, and park



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a little. Directions to the fall colors hike are as follows: Take Hwy. 48 east from Luck to CTH I, turn north and go 1-1/4 mile to 270th Ave., turn east and go one-fourth mile to 103rd St., turn south and go onefourth mile to Edgelong sign. Then follow the road down through the pines. Yellow Ice Age Trail signs will be up. Further information is available by calling 715-472-2248. - submitted

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October is ...

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ctober provides us Wisconsinites with weather extremes and a lot of O causes to ponder, support and celebrate. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dental Hygiene Awareness Month, Domestic Abuse Awareness

Month and, if Google is correct, it’s the best month of the year to own and buy stock in Apple. That’s the company, for those of you still in technological denial. October is also National Cooperative Month and marks the celebration of National Newspaper Week. This year also marks the International Year of the Cooperative, with the theme “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World.” It relates directly to our cooperative, the InterCounty Cooperative Publishing Association, based in Frederic since 1933. ICCPA publishes two of the few if not only cooperative-owned weekly newspapers in the United States. With a board of directors that has traditionally cared about customer service and quality in its product, the company has survived economic challenges over the years - and will mark its 80th year in 2013. Over the next month, we’ll be publishing information on cooperatives why they survive - and why we’re proud to be counted among the 600 or so cooperative-owned businesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our Web site ( has a video from the Cooperative Network, that explains the concept of coops.

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• 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

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

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

nouncement below). Oct. 24 will be our final issue for publishing political-related letters to the editor, both in our print edition and online. The Oct. 31 issue, the final one published prior to voting day, will be reserved for letters from candidates themselves who wish to respond to previously published information concerning their candidacy or clarify their positions on the issues. Some letters may be relegated to our Web site due to space restrictions in our paper, but we plan on listing those letters in the print edition. Those letters may be recycled into our print edition the following week We ask that letters supporting or criticizing candidates focus on the issues and that statements be based on facts on record. While we require sources from nearly every letter writer (not all letters require it), it’s obvious that sources themselves - many from the Internet - may be politically slanted. It can be a “Who’s checking the fact-checkers?” world. We urge readers not to be wary but to be savvy in reading letters about politics. Letters are opinions, not journalism. While we attempt to weed out mistruths, we also know that emotional political letters are sometimes rhetorical by nature. And our letters forum is just that. Letter writers need to be reminded that once you step into this arena, you are responsible for what you write and are a fair target for those who know better - or think they do. Check your facts. As one retired journalist-turned-novelist cited recently, the entire story never seems to surface in one published story or letter. Finding the whole truth can be an ongoing process. “It’s like slices of salami,” he said. “You’re lucky if you get the whole salami.” It’s not a great analogy, but a good one. And note he said salami and not baloney. Editorials by Gary King

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• Letters to the editor • Choice is clear What is it with the Republican Party and Medicare? First you have Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and Sean Duffy wanting to “fix” Medicare by turning it into a privatized voucher (think coupons) system where government vouchers will be paid directly to the insurance company of your choice with no regulations, cost controls or oversight of the vouchered private insurance companies. The value of the voucher would be determined by an obscure formula based on the GDP and not with the rate of inflation, the rising costs of medical care or the rising costs of insurance premiums. The senior citizen will have to pay the difference out of their pocket. The out-of-pocket expenses are expected to reach $6,400 per year within 10 years. This will only happen to those who are now 55 years of age or under, so you folks in the sandwich generation better start saving your money now. Another change would be to raise the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 67. Not a big deal unless you get cancer, need heart surgery, or a hip replacement before 67. And if you die before your 67th birthday, benefits delayed will be benefits (that you have been paying for) denied. I hope they don’t try to “fix” Social Security, too. Then there is Senate candidate Tommy Thompson who said at an Oconomowoc Tea Party fundraiser on June 4. “And who better than me who’s already finished one of the entitlement programs, come up with programs to do away with Medicaid and Medicare?” Do away with? Isn’t that how the creepy neighbor takes care of unwanted kittens? Do the people of Wisconsin really want to do away with programs that provide health care to frail elderly in nursing homes, disabled and low-income adults and little kids? Do the people of Wisconsin really want to do away with Medicare that provides health care to retirees and allows us to live independent lives? I don’t. For a party that claims to be pro-life, the GOP is doing its best to make sure that seniors, vulnerable adults and little kids live shorter and less healthy lives. This year, the choice is clear. Vote for the proliving candidates, Pat Kreitlow, Tammy Baldwin and Barack Obama. Gail Lando Grantsburg

We’ve always provided for those in need The Wednesday, Sept. 26, letter to the editor from Bonnie Clasen requires additional discussion. The article was lengthy and conflicting. In total, the article was advocacy for socialism and throws out all the wisdom provided by our Founding Fathers. This nation has always provided for those in need and should continue to do so. The issue is many of the problems identified in the article are self-generated. People should complain loudly about abuses, and if the abuses are minimized the criticism about abuses of food stamps and medical assistance will disappear. If people chose to drop out of school, marry without a solid foundation, have children without the resources to responsibly provide for them, purchase cars they cannot afford, take vacations they cannot afford and eat convenience foods at their leisure, then yes, you will have financial burdens that will require you and your partner to work multiple jobs. To expect others to raise your standard of living to meet your expectations at their expense is outright lunacy. I just completed a 5,320-mile trip that involved 18 states, and the single most significant observation was the impact that CCC camps had on providing foundational efforts to sustain our national parks and other public projects from 1932 to 1945. Some 65 years later, we are recognizing the benefits of their efforts. This was assistance provided by the government to assist with the consequences of the Depression. Most, but not all, Americans

would be willing to participate in any effort that sustains our country while getting some much-needed assistance. So yes, do as Clasen suggests and contact your elected officials to request that necessary assistance be provided, in the short term, for those in need and willing to contribute to some of the needs that United States currently has. Most importantly, advocate for the advice submitted by Clasen that suggests that people with needs “get out and do something yourself.” Ken Sample Amery

Bever’s math In prior statements, Assembly candidate Adam Bever, a member of a teachers union, has told us that he wants to get his piece of the pie. Now, he is telling us how. In a recent letter to the editor, Bever argues for higher education funding. Bever’s letter is pretty incredible for a number of reasons. First, it again reinforces the appearance that Bever is running solely to give himself and other government union members a pay raise. Surely Bever knows that on average, approximately 75 percent of eduction funding goes to pay union salary and benefits. Thus, more funding means more money for union members like Bever. Second, Bever’s math does not seem to work. After plugging a record $3.6 billion deficit, the state is basically taking in an amount of tax revenue equal to what it is spending. Thus, in order to increase spending on education, one of three things must occur: (1) property taxes must increase; (2), state income (or other) taxes must increase; or (3) other programs must be cut. Because Bever has not proposed cutting spending on other programs, one can only deduce that in order to increase education funding, Bever is in favor of increasing taxes. In other words, in order to give himself and other union members a raise, Bever proposes to raise your taxes. That’s a pretty audacious way to ask for votes. Finally, like many other liberals, in making his argument for increased funding, Bever sets up a straw-man argument for the sole purpose of taking a cheap shot at Rep. Severson. Bever argues at length about the importance of good schools in this area. The obvious reason that Bever spends so much time making this case is so the reader will get the impression that while he (Bever) is in favor of good schools, Severson (and the Republicans at large) are against good schools. Of course, all of this is nonsense. I’m pretty sure Severson, an emergency room doctor, is well aware of the importance of a good education. What he is not in favor of though, is mindlessly spending more taxpayer dollars on increased pay and benefits to government unions, when the results are mediocre at best. Severson knows we can do better, and must do better, educating our children. To that end, he has voted to end the union monopoly on education by, among other things, allowing a few poor kids in Milwaukee to escape their horrible schools. This could be a model for the state and the nation. Of course, because the teachers unions are against these important reforms, so is Bever. Richard Hartung Dresser

Manufacturing Month A national initiative is being implemented to designate October as Manufacturing Month. It turns out that this is something to be proud of in Wisconsin. We are a state that is among the best in the nation in regard to advanced manufacturing. These are jobs that pay about 17 percent more than the general private sector. In addition, they tend to have generous employee benefit packages and are valued members of the community. Friday, Oct. 5, is being slated as Manufacturing Day and is for students, parents,

educators, media and the community at large. One of the best kept secrets is that advanced manufacturing uses technology like crazy and has highly skilled employees who work in a variety of challenging and rewarding careers. Unfortunately, there is a serious skills gap for machinists, welders, technicians, engineers and other jobs in advanced manufacturing. Fortunately, Wisconsin has an excellent K-16 education system to prepare its citizens for these in-demand jobs. In particular, the Wisconsin Technical College and University systems have excellent programs to train individuals for the very best jobs in the state. We at Nexen Group, Inc. are celebrating Wisconsin Manufacturing Day. Wisconsin has great employers, great schools and great people. The future to us looks bright! Dan Conroy Nexen vice president of human resources Webster

Caring for our town Sometimes the actions, which seem minor, are the ones that should be noticed. For years now, two of my neighbors, Ron and Sally Aldorfer in Grantsburg, have, more than once a week, walked through the neighborhood picking up trash along the road. They selflessly give of their time for the betterment of our community. They are wonderful, sweet and giving neighbors who without recognition, serve others around them. They don’t do these things for show or to be thought of well but because they care about others. Their attitude is loving and friendly. They are always the first to help out, exchange a friendly greeting or shine a ray of kindness into our lives. I know I am not the only one who has noticed their giving actions. The unasked recognition of this couple’s sweet, humble actions is way past due. Ron and Sally Aldorfer, gratitude is extended for your care for our town. For all who have been touched by your sweetness. Amelia Johnson Grantsburg

Stand up to the injustices There are many reasons why Barack Obama is a failure as president, is ruining our country and should be voted out of office. Here are just a few: trillions of dollars added to our national debt, a foreign policy that puts our country at greater risk, an energy policy that keeps us dependent on foreign oil and domestic policies that hurt small businesses and jobs in the United States. The most important reason that Obama needs to be defeated is his lack of support for the Right to Life of the most innocent and vulnerable human beings - the unborn. Not only is he in favor of any and all abortions, including late-term infanticide, as a state senator in Illinois Obama voted against a bill that would require life-saving measures for babies who survived the “procedure.” Let’s not forget about this administration’s HHS mandate that would force all institutions to provide health insurance coverage to employees, including contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-producing drugs. These things go directly against Catholic teachings. Not only would church institutions have to comply, but so would small-business owners. What about their religious freedom if they were morally opposed to doing so? I would like to urge all Christians, and especially my fellow Catholics, to stand up to these injustices by voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket on election day. We need to protect our religious liberty and the lives of unborn babies. Maureen Lewis Grantsburg

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Drilling where? The Obama administration has provided billions of dollars in financing to Brazil and Mexico, so they could drill for oil and build a refinery in Columbia. Brazil has contracted with China for the oil, while Columbia and Mexico will largely keep their oil for their own energy. So, while these countries are indeed grateful, we will not benefit from their oil, and our dependency on foreign oil does not change. Yet, here at home, he has turned down the Keystone Pipeline and cut new drilling permits by half. In the areas where new permits were permitted (i.e., parts of the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska) the Interior Department plans to spend several years conducting geologic and environmental studies to determine if each area was “deemed suitable for development.” If not, no drilling could take place. With the exception of approving Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to drill four wells in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s north coast, the Obama administration has imposed regulatory hurdles which allowed very little actual drilling in the new areas. It should be noted that Mexico will be drilling in the Gulf of Mexico where we have significantly reduced drilling. By financing these other countries, whose regulations are far less stringent than ours, it seems that this is not an environmental issue. When our economy is in such dire need and unemployment is so high, why would our president finance drilling in foreign countries and not advance drilling or the Keystone Pipeline right here at home? Not only would it reduce our oil dependency, but it would provide thousands of jobs and give a much-needed boost to our economy. Something is very wrong with this picture. Tom Berg Danbury

Bever Fever I am supporting Adam Bever in the race for Assembly in the 28th District. I’ve watched Bever campaign at the county fair and numerous other community events, and he has impressed me with his sincerity and obvious love of people. He’s easy to talk to and willing to listen to all points of view. He is exactly the kind of person we need in Madison right now. He’s running as a Democrat, but is always going to think for himself and vote for the best interests of the people in his district. He understands that politics often involves compromise and that extreme partisanship usually gets in the way of good government. I would encourage everyone to join me in voting for Adam Bever on Nov. 6. Mary Drinkwine Osceola

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Local story leads to TV Emmy Award

KARE 11 news feature on Unity School anti-drug program and local photographer earn big award

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer CENTURIA – A TV news feature chronicling a Centuria photographer’s heartfelt story of turning kids passions into a way to fight off temptations for drugs and other activities yielded an Emmy Award for the co-producers Boyd Huppert and Jonathan Malat of KARE 11 TV in the Twin Cities. The feature, “Teens Say ‘Yes’ To Their Anti-Drug” was entered in the Documentary - Teens (13 and up) category. It was produced earlier this year, with filming involving dozens of Unity School District students, teachers and staff. It also included location shoots at Interstate Park, and while the feature began with photographer Kelly Bakke’s “What’s Your Anti-Drug?” program of having kids do professional photo shoots showing them with their “tools” of battle, the TV story took a turn into the past, as Bakke revealed the reason she got into photography years ago, due to the death of her fiance in a traffic crash, two days after he proposed. Huppert said the frank, emotional revelation is part of what “made the story work,” and said it was Bakke’s admission of fighting her own self-mutilation demons in the wake of the death that “brought it all home.” “The category was aimed at teenagers,” he said. “Why I think it worked ... is a lot of it had to do with Kelly, in the course of the shooting of the story, opening up on a painful part of her life.” Bakke’s revelations were not part of the original production plan, Huppert admitted, and Bakke admits it was a difficult decision to allow such secrets to be revealed to so many. The anti-drug idea began with one of her daughter’s art projects, but in off-camera discussions with videographer Malat, Bakke hinted at why she first got into photography, which to the celebrated TV duo, became a critical addition to an already intriguing story. “It was painful for her, I know,” Huppert said. “But I think it helped make the message stick.” Bakke calls the personal part of the feature an “awful chapter in her life,” and said she considered not letting the news duo use the footage. “I didn’t really want to go there, with people judging and all,” she said. “But I had faith in them in how they told it ... but it was uncomfortable, of course.” The documentary has also become a tool of sorts that Huppert and Malat have used in educational presentations, sometimes far abroad, which has led to nearly constant feedback to Bakke ever since. She said she often gets messages of support from places as far away as Sweden and from all across America. The Emmy is a first for Bakke, of course, but Huppert and Malat are no strangers to awards, as they garnered

Boyd Huppert with the actual Emmy Award, in a more formal shot. – Photos submitted an even dozen honors at the Saturday, Sept. 29, event at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. “I knew people would ask how many I have, so I memorized it before the show,” he joked. “I think I’m up to 62 awards now.“ But Huppert keeps very few of the awards he earns, and he usually donates them to the subjects or other organizations he credits or people from the story involved, from his journalism program at UW-River Falls to schools and often the subjects of the stories. “They don’t do me any good in a closet!” he quipped. Bakke is a full-time health-care industry administrator and part-time photographer, starting her own business and recently traveling part time as a photographer for the popular Twin Cities-based band, Rocket Club. The Leader reached her on the road to Nashville for comment, and she revealed the details behind winning the award. “It was crazy! On Saturday, I got a message on my Facebook page from Jonathan (Malat) that we’d won,” she said. “He sent this funny picture of the award. I couldn’t believe it!” Under the advice of Huppert and Malat, Bakke has taken the anti-drug program to new levels, creating a trademarked branding of the program, focusing not just on avoiding drugs, but any of the demons that so easily tempt people of all ages, such as her “cutting.” “I’ve refocused it (the anti-drug photo effort) and created a small, licensed program,” Bakke said, stating that it allows people, not just kids or schools, to reflect on themselves and what they’re doing, and how they can stay away from those temptations and false answers, while also turning those “tools of battle” into a way to advance where they want to be.

KARE-11 TV’s Boyd Huppert (holding award) and Jonathan Malat (right) sent this photo to Kelly Bakke moments after they won an Emmy Award Saturday, Sept. 29, for their documentary feature on her anti-Drug program, which involved Unity students and staff. She said the KARE story also led to her pushing forward with the anti-drug program even further and also gave her a bit of healing and new focus on her craft. Bakke, Malat and Huppert will get together in the coming weeks, and she said the Emmy will probably be a popular thing to hand around. She plans on plenty of photos with the award, both at school and elsewhere. “It’s the kind of thing people normally don’t get a chance to see or hold,” she said. Huppert modestly thanked the Leader for the antidrug idea, as their producer is a voracious reader of the paper, and he has on occasion sought background from feature stories for the transfer to TV. “You have a piece of this, too!” Huppert said with a chuckle, crediting the original Dec. 2011 Currents feature. “Really, the (TV news feature) started with your news story. Isn’t that cool?” Bakke said. “Well, I think it is.” Bakke and the two TV producers have since become close friends, and she joked that they often send her messages and jokes from the road, along with funny photos ... but nothing like the one on Saturday night from the State Theatre. “I could hardly breath when Jonathan sent that picture!” she said. “I just had to sit down.” The Emmy Award is the responsibility of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television by honoring exceptional work, past and present.

Three local authors at Frederic Arts Center

FREDERIC - On Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., local authors Buz Swerkstrom, Ed Emerson and Russ Hanson will read from their works, followed by a question-andanswer session, at the Frederic Arts Center, 310 Lake Ave. S., across from Coon Lake Park. Swerkstrom’s newly published book is “Infinity On Trial, Essays About The Essential, The Elemental And The Easily Mocked.” His first book, “Polk County Places: Impressions And Explorations of Polk County, Wisconsin,” published in December 2008, has been praised for its lyrical quality and breadth of scope. His other two books are works of fiction. “In The Time of Twelve” is a sequel to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures of Wonderland” and “Through The LookingGlass.” “Born To Coast And Other Stories” features 30 pieces of narrative humorous fiction. Russ Hanson began writing a weekly newspaper column about the history of northwest Polk County and southwest Burnett County. As he mined the veins of local history, the column became more about his experiences. Inspired by Mark Twain, his favorite author, he presented personal stories with a humorous slant. Following the newspaper column with self-published books, eight so far, a blog and Facebooking, his writing hobby became “an obsession.” Hanson has written and compiled anecdotal history books about Cushing, the Trade River Valley and the Sand Barrens region between Hwy. 87 and the St. Croix River, as well as two volumes of personal stories and a short history of maple syrup making in the United States. He quips that some of the books “have sold as many as 300 copies.” He’s currently at work on several books of local history. Ed Emerson retired even earlier than Hanson. After

Local authors Buz Swerkstrom, Russ Hanson and Ed Emerson (photo at right) will read from their works, followed by a question-and-answer session, at the Frederic Arts Center, 310 Lake Ave. S., across from Coon Lake Park. – Photos submitted eight years as the St. Croix Falls city administrator, he moved to a 450-square-foot cabin in the spring of 2011 to live “the simple life of Thoreau.” His 60-page collection of short poems, “The Hermit At Four Corners,” published May 2012, consists of ruminations on a spirit-centered simple life. His poems have been well received by Zen master Jakusho Kwong of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in California.

“We are living in a time of great transition, and this reading in Frederic will focus on finding a way through this critical moment,” says Emerson, distantly related to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great 19th century transcendentalist. The authors’ books will be available for purchase at the reading. For more information go to or call 715-327-8181. - submitted • Connect to your community


Balsam Lake Board approves liquor license Word of a new grocery store in the works by summer 2013 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – A local restaurant opening will proceed as planned - with a liquor license - in downtown Balsam Lake after the Balsam Lake Village Board approved a tabled request to grant a reserve Class B liquor and beer license to Doc’s Sports Saloon and Eatery on Main Street. By a vote of five in favor and one against, with local tavern owner Eugene D’Agostino abstaining, the reserve license granting was approved for new owner Ty Madsen, who has done extensive remodeling work inside the venue at 305 Main St., which was formerly known as Johnnie B. Dalton’s Saloon and Restaurant. The issue has been studied at length by board members, who tabled the request

last month but toured the facility prior to their regular board meeting on Monday, Oct. 1. At issue on the license was that it is the last such liquor license available in the village. This held concern for several village board members who are concerned that, without the license, they may be hamstrung for a possible event center development. The board also approved other licenses of the facility and assured Madsen they were not “giving him a hard time” with the delays, but that they were just concerned about the lack of future licenses to approve, should they ever have a new event center or large lodging complex come to town. There were also a number of positive comments about the Doc’s plan presented prior to the vote during the public comment portion of the meeting. Madsen has said his Doc’s operation is slated to open in the coming weeks and will be open

year-round, even offering live music, fine dining on the weekend and lunch specials during the week, as well as future event hosting and private parties.

In other board action: Word emerged that a new grocery store will be opened downtown by next summer, at the corner of Main Street and CTH I, in what is currently a subdivided, large rental home. That older home will be razed in the coming months and construction will begin a short time later, according to village officials. The developing group information was not revealed, but goes by the name of Lakes Development, for now. The new store will reportedly be a smaller, more specialized operation, offering a delicatessen, off-sale liquor and beer, fresh meats, cheeses, coffee and more. The location has been in the news of

late, as the owners of the apartment home donated a corner of the property to be used for a small “pocket park,” with a sitting wall, landscaping, directional business signage and greenery. Details on the new store will be revealed more in the coming weeks, as it moves from beyond the planning stage and into reality. While there has long been a convenience store downtown, Balsam Lake has been without a true grocery store for over a year, after the closure of the Balsam Lake Market grocery, which had been closed once prior and reopened for several months near the four corners on the village’s west side. That vacant store has since been sold to local developers, but has not had any firm development plans revealed since.

Collaboration and education key to conquering proverty Poverty Task Force seeks partnership coalition with county agencies, local organizations and churches to fight growing problem in Burnett County by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer SIREN – Positive reports of cooperative efforts to help Burnett County residents in need by members of the Poverty Task Force led off the group’s meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 19. This was the second meeting of the group who came together in April to address the growing problem of poverty in the county. Forty people attended the first meeting where small group discussions led to development of a long list of characteristics identifying the nature of poverty. A mission statement, “To enable residents of Burnett County to improve, protect and promote their quality of life,” was

brought forth at the first meeting with discussion continuing at this gathering as to how the task force could work with various county agencies, local organizations and churches to achieve those goals. Webster Elementary Principal Martha Anderson told the group more and more organizations have increased their giving with awareness that the poverty level is rising. Anderson said the school has been working on ways to get parents more involved. The school has held family night suppers sponsored by local churches with up to 130 people attending. “It has been really positive. Whole families come.” She added, “We are involved in a lot more activities with the churches to meet the needs of the community.” Anderson said the school has also been working with Family Connections to help coordinate and distribute clothing donations. Charlotte Heidel then reported on her efforts to secure an early literacy grant which would fund the purchase of bags containing books and educational materials to help parents get more involved in

American Legion Post 278 and BLHA team up

reading with their children. “The key to the program is to get to parents. How do we get to the parents who don’t come to the library for story time and who aren’t doing things with their kids. It’s a literacy program but it’s about educating parents, too.” Heidel suggested working together with the county, Head Start centers, and the Burnett County Family Resource Center to distribute the bags at wellness clinics and parent seminars. Heidel said she would also like to take reading materials to high school students to reach them before they have kids. Alyssa Ryan, marketing director for Burnett Medical Center, said the facility has started a Reach Out and Read program where children are given a book and newsletter on wellness visits and welcomed coordination with Heidel’s proposed program. Burnett County Public Health Supervisor Carol Larson said the county’s birth to 3 and home visit programs would also be opportunities for reaching parents with the early literacy materials.

Collaboration “What struck me in Martha’s and Charlotte’s presentations is how we can work collaboratively,” said meeting facilitator Carl Heidel. “We recognize education is the key to a lot of what we are trying to do,” said Heidel, who then asked Larson to tell the group of the exciting opportunity members of the group will be participating in this coming year. Larson reported on the UW-Madison Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute training task force members will be at-

tending. The group was one of seven in the state to be chosen for the training. “In trying to digest all the information from the last meeting, the magnitude of the problem is so complex. The question we have to ask is what can we truly do to help in our community,” commented Larson. Larson said the eight-month training to learn leadership skills will help the group develop a plan for the community. “This opportunity came along at the perfect time for our group,” noted Larson and Heidel. “We are expecting to have good things coming out of this training,” commented Larson.

Leadership team In a visioning exercise Heidel asked the group to give their answer to the question “If the task force got it right, what will the mission statement look like in 10 years?” The group was struck by the response given by Kate Peterson, Burnett County Health and Human Services director. “If there was no more need for programs then we will have done it right,” said Peterson. The task force will continue training of the leadership team, create an action plan, expand the participation base including involving Burnett County Board supervisors, and create connections with other groups by forming a partnership coalition. Note: The task force welcomes those interested in working on poverty issues to the group’s monthly meetings, 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in Room 165 of the Burnett County Government Center.

Pies and cakes auctioned off at Grantoberfest

The Balsam Lake American Legion Post 278 and Balsam Lake Homeowners Association joined this past summer to offer a proper depository for American flags that have come to the end of their service. When the American flag you fly above your home or business becomes tattered and worn it is time to take it to an American Legion post where they provide for a proper disposal of this emblem of our country. The Balsam Lake Post 278 often offers to collect these flags and do the ceremony for flag disposal. And now they have a collection box that was purchased with the help of community donation funds from Balsam Lake Homeowners Association. The box is located outside of the Balsam Lake Hardware Hank store on the northeast corner of the store and is a place where you can insert your used flag. One of the American Legion members stops by frequently to pick up the flags and takes them to the post for flag disposal. American Legion Post 278 came to the BLHA annual meeting this past August and performed the flag disposal ceremony before the start of the meeting. It is a solemn and moving ceremony to retire a flag that has flown for our country and one that all of us should attend in our lives. The Grantsburg Village President Roger Panek displayed one of the over 50 pies and cakes aucbox is also a place where you can donate old/used cell phones, GPS systems, laptops and ink cartridges. The American Legion post collects these and sends them in for parts recycling and tioned off by the Grantsburg Dollars for Scholars group at Grantoberfest last weekend. The aucuses the money made in this method to fund projects the post supports. If you have any of tion raised nearly $1,400 for student scholarships at the annual fall fest held Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Grantsburg fairgrounds. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer these items, please bring them to the box as well. - Photo submitted


More flack over frac

Committee hears concerns over request for use of explosives and extending trucking hours at Grantsburg mine; votes down requests by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer SIREN – Concerns over frac sand mine operations at the Soderbeck gravel pit west of Grantsburg were once again raised at the Burnett County Land Use Committee’s Tuesday, Oct. 2, meeting. At issue was the request by the Tiller Corporation, its operating division, Barton Sand & Gravel Company, on behalf of Interstate Energy Partners, to amend the company’s current conditional use permit to address the use of explosives during mining operation and to extend the hours of trucking at the facility. Understanding discussion of the issue had potential to itself become explosive,. committee Chair Maury Miller asked those seeking to make public comments remain respectful and reminded them not to turn the public hearing into a quarreling situation. Miller began the discussion by asking Tiller Corporation Director of Land Use Affairs Michael Caron to outline the company’s request for the committee. “Over the course of starting the Grantsburg operation we have tried to maintain contact with the county and with residents living near the mine,” Caron told

Melanie Kleiss Boerger, CEO of Kleiss Gears, Inc., located in the Grantsburg Industrial Park, spoke as to the effect blasting could have on the company’s operation. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer further why the company would use explosives. Pauly said separate, individual sand particles can be tightly bound together. “Use of blasting has gone on for years in pits,” said Pauly, who went on to state the common concerns associated with blasting. Pauly said Tiller follows the allowed levels of ground vibration set by the Bureau of Mines, which have been adopted by the state of Wisconsin. Standards for air blasts, the noise heard when a blast goes off, are also being followed, said Pauly. And fly rock, which is the rock thrown into the air when there is a blast, is controlled to stay in the blast area. He said as the mining operation progresses on-site, some areas may benefit from using explosives, and the amount of blasting would vary at certain times. Pauly also said a licensed blaster would be conducting the blasts.

Hours of operation Caron then spoke to Tiller’s request to adjust the hours of operation to allow trucking from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, year-round. Currently, the hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Caron said the main reason for the request was to free up one of the loaders that also does processing. Burnett County Zoning Administrator Jim Flanigan received a complaint from a concerned neighbor and determined the use of explosives at the Grantsburg mine would have to be addressed in the conditional permit. the committee. Caron said the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration requires backup alarms on all mobile equipment, and the company had installed broadband backups, which blend in better with background noises than high frequency alarms commonly used in the past. According to Caron, the large diesel engine used to power the facility when it began operations and ran constantly was replaced by line power from the local electric company when noise complaints were made, and as of May 1 were permanently discontinued. “It became evident it would be beneficial to use explosives to loosen and break up consolidated sandstone deposits, “ explained Caron, addressing the company’s request to amend the current conditional permit to include the use explosives in the mining process. Caron began by stating the use of explosives does meet with the county’s ordinance. He said explosives had been tested at the mine, and both the Grantsburg Fire Department and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department had been notified of their use. “When Jim Flannigan received a complaint from a concerned neighbor, he said the use of explosives would have to be addressed in the conditional permit,” said Caron. Kirsten Pauly, a civil engineer from Sunde Engineering in Bloomington, Minn., who consults for Tiller, explained

Dream house becomes “nightmare” Miller then opened the hearing to public comments. “We are right on top of it, “ said John Schafer, a landowner who, with his wife and children, lives approximately a quarter mile from the pit. “I invested in my dream house, and now it’s almost a nightmare,” Schafer told the committee. “The noise levels are unbelievable.” Schafer went on to say he was the one who called Flanigan about the blasting. “He told me he had no previous knowledge there was going to be blasting done at the mine.” Schafer said as an avid outdoorsman, the continual noise from generators and machinery running at the mine was very frustrating. “We contacted the county to inquire about possible use of explosives being used at the pit after I nearly fell out of my deer stand due to the ground shaking,” recalled Schafer.” Had I not been using a harness I would have been knocked to the

ground.” Schafer said county officials later confirmed the use of explosives and stated he believed they weren’t aware of the blasting use prior to the call. Also of great concern and disgust to Schafer was what he called blatant trespassing on his property by Tiller. Schafer alleged Tiller personnel came to their home without permission with a seismograph. “I’m a hunter and I ask for permission to be on other people’s land,” commented Schafer. “It’s not respectful of me as a citizen and resident of Burnett County.” Schafer said Tiller had every opportunity to contact him and his wife, who is home several days a week with their children. “No note was ever left on our door. I have no record of them contacting us. They don’t want people in their mine with their gates and security, but they feel comfortable to trespass on other people’s property.” In response, Caron told the committee the reason for the gates and security is for safety. He said anyone wishing to see the facility could contact him and he would gladly set up a tour. Committee member Chuck Awe said several county supervisors had taken a tour of the mine. Schafer said recently he did receive a phone call from Caron, who wanted Schafer to tell him the best days they could do blasting. “I am adamantly opposed to the use of explosives and changing the trucking schedule,” Schafer said in his closing remarks. “I’m quite disgusted as to how this has gone down.”

Adequate review? National Park Service Environmental Coordinator Jill Medland read a letter addressed to the committee from National Scenic Riverway Superintendent Christopher Stein which questioned if adequate review had been done before approving the opening and operation of a frac sand mine adjacent to the riverway. Stein indicated the NPS understood the conditional use permit issued in April of 2011 was for the Tiller Corporation to operate the property as a gravel pit, not as a frac sand mine, as this excerpt from his letter states: “Since CUP#1310 was issued, it had come to light that the area is operating not only as a gravel pit but also primarily as a frac sand mine. Neither the March 11, 2010, Notice of Public Hearing or other

Tiller consultant Kirsten Pauly, a civil engineer from Sunde Engineering in Bloomington, Minn., and Tiller Corporation Director of Land Use Affairs Michael Caron explained why the company was seeking to amend their permit to include the use of explosives.

Burnett County Land Use Committee Chair Maury Miller said he didn’t feel the committee was aware explosives were being used. “You didn’t disclose about the explosives, and I can’t come up with a good reason why, and it troubles me.” materials sent to the NPS by Burnett County or Interstate Energy Partners publicized that mine would actually be extracting or processing sandstone bedrock to produce frac sand. Therefore, Burnett County has not afforded the NPS or the general public the opportunity to weigh in on the prospect of opening a frac sand mine on the boundary of the unit of the National Park System. The NPS submits that Burnett County should afford such opportunity before considering any Amendments to CUP#1310.” In his letter, Stein expressed opposition to the committee granting the 6 a.m. start due to the impact on hunting activities, campers, hikers and wildlife. The letter further stated if blasting were allowed to continue the NPS should be notified so monitoring resources could be done and visitors informed. The letter ended by stating if the mine continued to operated as a frac sand mine without further review, then the previously requested NPS recommendation for noise mitigation with enclosures around noisy equipment and earthen berms to muffle sound be required. Water quality monitoring around the mine should also be required.

Noise pollution Jerry Dorff, owner of Wild River Outfitters, was the next to speak in opposition to allowing blasting and extended trucking hours for the mine. Dorff said noise pollution was the major issue and then read a letter from one of his neighbors stating the noise from the mine very disturbing and unbelievable. “We put approximately 3,000 people on the river through the paddling season,” Dorff told the committee. “We’ve heard comments from people camping at the Sand Rock Cliffs campsite that they’ve been kept awake by the noise.” Dorff said trucking hauling at 7 a.m. was bad enough, and at 6 a.m. would be disturbing. “My big concern is the noise for campers and my customers.” Deb Ryun, executive director of the St. Croix River Association, told the committee she had moved to the area from Iowa, purposefully taking a pay cut. “I gave up a lot to live in this beautiful area and find it pretty disturbing what can happen.” Ryun said there were a couple of things she wanted the committee to consider before making their decision. “Recreation is what keeps your community alive. You have to look at the intrinsic value. Think about hiking on a quiet morning.” Ryun also spoke to concerns to the boom and bust aspect of the mining operation. “The mine won’t be here forever. They’re not going to be here for long like Jerry and Marilyn are. Think about the permanent damage. Think of how the eagles have come back. What will the mine’s impact be on wildlife. Will it disturb the gains we’ve made? Think about the permanent damage.” Ryun also voiced concerns as to how high noise levels would affect visitors using the St. Croix River and trails. Ryun

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Jon Schafer, a landowner who, with his wife and children, lives approximately a quarter mile from the mine, spoke to the committee about the noise level of blasting at the mine. “The noise levels are unbelievable.” said last year 874 people took the annual tour of the river. “People come here from all over the world to use the river again and again.”

Effect on company Melanie Kleiss Boerger, CEO of Kleiss Gears, Inc., located in the Grantsburg Industrial Park, spoke as to the effect blasting could have on the company’s operation. “We produce plastic gears and are planning to grow. We are a good contributor to the community,” Kleiss Boerger told the committee. “We produce plastic gears, and a vital part of our gearing services is plastic gear inspection. We have to make sure we design the gears correctly and they are produced consistently. Our inspection includes a continual scan of the plastic gears. The scanning equipment is very sensitive to vibrations, even those people do not notice. Trucks have even disrupted the scanning. A scan can take up to two hours for one gear. If interrupted, the scan must start over, which costs us significant time and expense.” “We are three miles from the mine, so I don’t know if blasting would affect our equipment, but I suspect it would,” commented Kleiss Boerger. Georgianne Kleiss, who is another of Kleiss Gears owners, asked to address the committee. She said like Ryun, she had moved here for the beauty and the quiet. “The quietness here is like nothing else,” commented Kleiss. “I’ve hiked along the river and noticed the noise from the mine. I have heard booms at my house and it’s upsetting.” Kleiss also question the effect the blasting might have on bird migrations. “This is a fly zone for the Greater Sandhill Cranes. Right now we are seeing 10,000-20,000 sandhills in Burnett County.” Public hearing held Marilyn Chesnik, co-owner of Wild River Outfitters, commented she didn’t feel there had been clear notification this

National Park Service Environmental Coordinator Jill Medland read a letter addressed to the committee from National Scenic Riverway Superintendent Christopher Stein, which questioned if adequate review had been done before approving the opening and operation of a frac sand mine adjacent to the riverway.


Georgianne Kleiss said she had moved Deb Ryun, executive director of the St. Croix River Association, spoke to concerns to the here for the beauty and the quiet. “I have boom and bust aspect of the mining operation. “The mine won’t be here forever.” – Photos by heard booms at my house and it’s upsetting.” Priscilla Bauer “I feel, too, it was slid under the table. based on safety recommendations from Why not be up-front and forward?” state traffic engineers and the Wisconsin added Gronski. “It’s an evolving process,” said Awe. and Minnesota departments of trans“The initial proposal has evolved as portation. things at the site were discovered. I’m not so upset about the blasting, as in the disSafeguards Since Burger brought up the spillage, covery process things have changed.” There was questioning of Caron by the Miller ask county conservationist Dave Ferris to give a brief overview of the how committee members with Richard asking the spill happened and the safeguards if anyone from the Town of Grantsburg now in place to ensure no further spillage where the mine is located was present. Richard wondered if the town had rewould occur. Ferris said milky water had spilled into ceived any complaints on the mine. Grantsburg Town Chair Jeff Erickson the stream due to an inadequate dike at a holding pond. Ferris said Tiller then was in attendance and stated the board stopped using the holding pond and is hadn’t received any complaints. Schafer then commented he had been told to conDonald Burger, who lives across the river in using another to stop seepage. Ferris said tact Jim Flannigan with complaints. Tiller was in remediation with the DNR Pine County, Minn., is concerned about effects Miller then asked Caron how long the of trucks hauling on Hwy. 70, and asked that and NPS as to the amount of fine to be mine would be in operation. Caron repaid. trucking operations be based on safety recMiller then asked committee members sponded by saying the time frame was deommendations from state traffic engineers if they had any questions or comments for pendent on demand but less than 10 and the Wisconsin and Minnesota depart- the Tiller representatives. Supervisors years. ments of transportation. Miller also wanted to know how often Blomberg and Richard commented campers should be considered with re- trucks were hauling out of the mine. was going to be a frac mine. gard to trucks running earlier in the morn- Caron said 12 to 18 trucks per hour were “We did hold a public hearing on the ing. hauling, which averaged one truck every original permit, and the committee underSupervisor Gronski said he felt the orig- five minutes. Caron said because it is a stood it would be a frac mine operation,” inal truck time was fine. Miller said the sand mine and gravel pit additional trucks said Miller in response to Chesnik’s re- weekend traffic on Hwy. 70 crossed his were hauling gravel from the site. mark. “Both DNR and NPS representa- mind and said Friday evenings were the Miller asked if Tiller paid any taxes on tives attended the hearing.” busiest, to which Richard replied that the mine. Caron said the company pays Chesnik then stated her concern on the Thursday night traffic was just as bad. personal property tax on the equipment at effect the mine could have on area Miller said he thought the traffic flow the site. tourism. Miller made note that the real estate curwas a legitimate concern and felt people “It’s like a bad experience at a restau- might choose to go to Hinckley as a route rent taxes on the mine were low and rant, do you want to go back,” said Ches- to Danbury rather than face being delayed would need to be looked at by the Grantsnik. “You want people to have a great by trucks hauling. burg town assessor. experience, and if blasting is going on “It’s an important point for us to underCaron asked if the committee might when people are on the river or camping, consider the trucks running earlier hours stand that we don’t have a production tax will they want to come back here.” like North Dakota.” during offseason months. Chesnik reminded the committee of the Miller posed another question to Caron “The burden is on Tiller to follow the importance of tourism to the area. “When schedule. The hours are absolute, and I as to the jobs created by the mining operyou have a tourism-based economy it’s re- trust Tiller to do it,” said Miller of con- ation. Caron stated there were two Burnett ally important to consider the impact on cerns Tiller hasn’t been following the cur- County residents working at the mine and it. The mine is only going to be here three rent trucking hours schedule. the others are from Pine and Chisago to five years but tourism will be here forcounties in Minnesota. ever. The river is an incredible resource. Notify neighbors Caron said six employees were needed It’s a big deal.” Supervisor Awe asked if Tiller could for the processing operation with eight to DNR forester for the Governor contact neighbors and agencies prior to 10 additional employees sometimes Knowles State Forest Mike Wallis pre- drilling. Caron said notification could needed. Caron said mechanics are also sented his own letter which stated no ob- probably be done three to four hours be- needed, and 12 to18 truckers are needed jection to the increase in trucking hours or fore a blast. just for the sand operation. in blasting being done at the site, but did “The mine will bring a total of 40 jobs to Miller wanted to know what the life exask certain conditions be added to the per- pectancy of the Grantsburg mine was. the North Branch, Minn., and Burnett mit if approved. When Caron answered five to six years, County operations, with one third of those Wallis said he was there to only address Miller asked is that under current opera- in Burnett County.” the forest impact of the mine which in- tions and can they remove the sand with Miller then asked for a motion on the recluded the hiking trails, campground and or without explosives? Caron said the quests by Tiller to amend the current CUP. wayside only one and 1-1/2 miles from company would use bulldozers if not able the mine. Denied to use explosives. The conditions Wallis requested for the Gronski motioned to deny use of explo“I think that is an important point,” state forest were no blasting Friday commented Miller. sives at the site with Richard seconding. through Mondays and legal holidays. Supervisor Bickford wanted Caron to The motion carried unanimously. Blasting hours would also be restricted to again explain why there were gates and On the request to extend trucking midmorning and to midafternoon. security to keep people out of the mine. hours, Blomberg motioned to deny the exWallis said the request also included the “Some people think it’s to keep what you tension with Awe seconding. The motion Tiller Corp. notifying the state forest the are doing secret.” carried unanimously. day before any blasting is scheduled to Caron said later he respected the com“There’s nothing secret going on,” said occur and that the company post a notifi- Caron. “Again the reason is safety. Regu- mittee’s decision, and operations would cation at the Hwy. 70 wayside and state lations say people visiting the site must be continue as before with perhaps revisiting forest campground self-registration cen- escorted or have mine safety training.” the trucking schedule with the committee ter. Caron also again stated if any groups in the future. “I am very concerned by the complaints wanted a tour it could be arranged Water monitoring? on the noise,” Caron commented after the through him. Donald Burger, who lives across the meeting. “We thought we’d done a good river in Pine County, Minn., asked if there No disclosure on explosives job of addressing those concerns. We want would be periodic water quality monitorOn the issue of using explosives, Miller to get out there and figure out what they ing was since the recent spillage of settling said he didn’t feel the committee was are hearing to reduce the problem. I perpond discharge into the St. Croix River. aware explosives were being used. “You sonally want to investigate with more resBurger also was concerned about blast- didn’t disclose about the explosives, and idents and business owners what they are ing noise levels and the effect of trucks I can’t come up with a good reason why, hearing. When people are saying they are hauling with heavy traffic on Hwy. 70. and it troubles me.” hearing noise a mile and a half away that’s Burger asked trucking operations be


Offi ficcials attend Wisconsin Counties Association Conference

Speakers and education highlight last week’s event in La Crosse County BALSAM LAKE – County-elected officials attended the Wisconsin Counties Association annual conference last week in

La Crosse County. Polk County supervisors that attended last week’s conference included board Chair William F. Johnson, District 2, Frederic; Marvin Caspersen, District 7, St. Croix Falls; and Larry Jepsen, District 18, Osceola. Featured sessions at this year’s conference, which was held at the La Crosse

Falls 5 dismantling

Center and Radisson Hotel La Crosse, included such topics as the local impacts of frac sand mining, the future of transportation funding, the impact of the forest industry, effective juvenile justice programs, operation considerations for county nursing homes and the cost of employee benefit packages. Speakers included Chris Rodgers, president of the National Association of Counties; U.S. Senate candidates, Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson; Raymond Cross, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin Colleges; Richard Klemme, dean and director, University of Wisconsin-Extension; Ben Brancel, secretary, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; and J.B. Van Hollen, attorney general, state of Wisconsin.

In addition to breakout and featured speakers, Johnson participated in the WCA annual business meeting where member counties adopted resolutions that will become the WCA platform. “The WCA Annual Conference is the premier opportunity to interact and network with our counterparts from around the state and hear from the experts on all the complex issues facing counties,” said Johnson. “It is a benefit to know what works for other counties and be able to discuss solutions to our shared issues and bring home a fresh perspective on what is coming from Madison that will affect how we take our counties forward into the future.” The WCA represents the interests of county government at both the state and federal level and is based in Madison. submitted

Eagle captured on film

Work to dismantle and salvage the former Falls 5 movie theater in downtown St. Croix Falls continued this week. - Photos by Greg Marsten

Desiree Anderson, St. Croix Falls, who owns and operates Desiree Anderson Photography, was able to capture this eagle on film while driving near Hwy. 46 north of Amery on Sunday morning, Sept. 23. She stated she was able to get within five yards of this amazing bird. – Photos submitted

Potential for deer crashes will be high again this fall The historic St. Croix Falls Civic Auditorium can be seen through the skeletal remnants of the former Falls 5 movie theater, which is being razed after years of vacancy.

Benefit for Alannah a success

Alannah Gillis enjoyed the benefit the community held for her on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Zia Louisa restaurant in Webster. She is fighting stage-four neuroblastoma but family members say she’s doing well and her tumor has shrunk by half. Here she has fun after having her face painted like a tiger. Photo submitted

MADISON — Each fall, body shops and automotive repair businesses are in great demand as the deer crash season peaks. October and November are the mating season for deer, which makes them more active especially at dusk and dawn when they move back and forth between their bedding and feeding areas. As they roam, deer often will dart unexpectedly into the path of vehicles, and drivers likely will confront the panicky “deer in the headlights” predicament. To avoid a collision, drivers must be attentive and cautious at all times, Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials advise. Last year, Wisconsin law enforcement agencies reported a total of 18,176 deer versus motor vehicle crashes. “To avoid deer crashes, drivers must slow down when they see deer in the area. If you see one deer, there are probably more nearby that could dash in front of your vehicle,” says State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the Bureau of Transportation Safety. “If you can’t avoid a deer, it’s safer to hit the brakes and hit the deer than to swerve suddenly and try to miss it. If you swerve, you risk losing control of your vehicle and rolling over or hitting another car or a fixed object, like a tree.” Motorcyclists must be especially careful because collisions with deer can be fatal to motorcycle drivers and passengers. Motorcycles were involved in four of the five fatal deer versus motor vehicle crashes in

2011, according to Huxtable. The WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety offers the following advice to prevent deer crashes. Be on the lookout for deer, eliminate distractions while driving and slow down in early-morning and evening hours, the most active time for deer. Always wear your safety belt, there are fewer and less severe injuries in vehicle-deer crashes when safety belts are worn. If you see a deer by the side of the road, slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away. When you see one deer, look for another one, deer seldom run alone. If you see a deer looming in your headlights, don’t expect the deer to move away, headlights can confuse a deer and cause the animal to freeze. Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path. Do not swerve, it can confuse the deer as to where to run, and cause you to lose control and hit a tree or another car. The one exception to the “don’t swerve” advice applies to motorcyclists. On a motorcycle, you should slow down, brake firmly and then swerve if necessary to avoid hitting the deer. If you must swerve, always try to stay within your lane to avoid hitting other objects. If you hit a deer, get your vehicle off the road if possible, and then call a law enforcement agency. Walking on a highway is dangerous, so stay in your vehicle if you can. Don’t try to move the animal if it is still alive. The injured deer could hurt you. — from WisDOT


Great Pumpkin 2012


by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – Large and orange, they started rolling in to the Grantsburg Fairgrounds early Saturday morning, Sept. 29. And with them came the young and very proud pumpkin propagators of these super

Great Pumpkin Contest winners (L to R): Donovin Swanson, fifth place, 134 lbs., Danielle Hughes, third Place, 178 lbs., Jacob Perrotti, prettiest pumpkin, Sinyala Gondwe, ugliest pumpkin, Riley Johnson, first place, 209 lbs., Kendall Johnson, second place, 205 lbs., Ruby Johnson, fourth place, 140 lbs. – Photos by Priscila Bauer

Looking festive in her autumn attire Danielle Hughes of Danbury sat on her prizewinning pumpkin at the Great Pumpkin Contest held last Saturday at the Grantoberfest celebration.

squashes. Each spring Wood River Garden Store gives away pumpkin plants to youngsters who want to grow a great pumpkin. In the fall the children bring in their best efforts to see who will walk away with a trophy in the store’s Great Pumpkin Contest. As weigh-in time arrived a crowd of children and their families huddled around the huge pumpkins all eagerly

Fun in Crooked Lake Park in Siren

awaiting the announcement of which would be chosen, the biggest, the prettiest and even the ugliest of the patch. Clutching their trophies, growers gathered for a group photo, making for a fine finish to this year’s Great Pumpkin Contest.

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RIGHT: Tensing Sampera was visiting his grandparents and decided that the geodesic play structure at the park at Crooked Lake was a good place to try out some acrobatics. Photos by Carl Heidel

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Carol Roper waited until she thought no one was watching, and then she went down the slide in the park at Crooked Lake in Siren. She said she just had to try it, and then said, “You’re as young as you feel.” Not bad for a 72-year-old grandmother and great-grandmother.

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A locally built catapult apparatus was a highlight of the Soupstock event, with co-organizer Mike Miles firing a pumpkin into a garden beside the farm. The catapult was designed and built by a Luck High School student, Cody Engstrand.



The Soupstock IV kids games included lots of old-school activities. Pictured (L to R): Osten, 7, Logan, 7, Hazel, 2, and Megan, Photos by Greg Marsten

Katelyn, 3, wasn’t so sure this game was her cup of tea. But she gave it a shot. Kids, and a few adults, participated in a tug-o-war.

RIGHT: Local musicians were a feature of the Soupstock IV event.

LEFT: Harvest time means colorful gourds and pumpkins.


Regatta ends canoe museum season

Mike Johnson (left) and Mike Bartz (right), together with Jamie Dunn, spent over 100 hours building the classic wooden canoe which was the grand prize in the Canoe Heritage Museum raffle. And the winners were Marie-Anne and Gregg Westigard of Frederic. then close for the season, opening next by Gregg Westigard Memorial Day weekend, Wisconsin Leader staff writer SPOONER – An autumn regatta on the Canoe Heritage Day, with another grand Namekagon River marked the partial end gathering of classic canoes and wooden of the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Mu- boats. But while the museum, with its unique seum’s season. Folks gathered on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, at collection of beautiful historic canoes, hiWashburn County Leisure Lake Camp for bernates, the canoe shop in the building a day of water games, food and music on on Front Street in Spooner will stay active. Saturday followed by a canoe paddle on It is there that canoe craftspeople and enthusiasts gather to restore boats from the the river on Sunday. The museum’s exhibition hall will be past and build new canoes. The legacy of open on weekends through October and canoe building is passed on to a new gen-

While some solo canoeists tried out a couple of the variety of paddlecraft that were at the WCHM 2012 Autumn Regatta, some of the more adventurous attendees got a ride in a 25-foot voyageur canoe with the voyageurs from Forts Folle Avoine. – Photo by Gregg Westigard.

eration of builders. The well-equipped shop, with its collection of canoes in various states of restoration or construction, is a museum in itself. One of those newly built canoes, the result of over 100 hours of work by Mike Johnson, Mike Bartz and Jamie Dunn, was the grand prize for the museum’s 2012 raffle. The drawing was Sept. 22. And the

winners of the Chestnut Prospector 16foot wooden and canvas canoe (a classic 1905 design) were Marie-Anne and Gregg Westigard of Frederic. Information on the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum, its exhibition hall, programs and shop can be found at or at 715-635-2479.

Dr. Jan Thatcher visits Balsam Lake Library

The recent expansion and remodeling of the Balsam Lake Public Library was the reason behind an open house on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event featured food, demonstrations, tours and a presentation by noted author Dr. Jan Thatcher Adams. – Photos by Greg Marsten

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Education fair to be held at UWBC

RICE LAKE — The Wisconsin Education Fair, featuring representatives from approximately 90 postsecondary institutions, will be in Rice Lake on Monday, Oct. 8. The education fair will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the UWBarron County gymnasium. This program, which is open to the public free of charge, will provide an opportunity for parents and students to obtain information from approximately 90 postsecondary institutions. Representatives from Wisconsin and out-of-state colleges and universities, vocational schools, trade schools and the military will be present to talk about the many educational opportunities. No formal sessions will be held; rather, the students and parents will be free to move from display table to display table around the gym, spending as much time as they wish with the individual representatives. According to UWBC/WITC event coordinators Kevin Falkenberg and Christy Roshell, “This will be the single best opportunity for students and parents to pick up literature and information from the many fair participants at one central location.” Modeled after the successful national college fairs that are held annually in many metropolitan areas, this program replaces many of the college nights that were formerly held at local high schools. For more information contact Falkenberg, UWBC student advisor, at 715-234-8176, Ext. 1, or Roshell, WITC career specialist, at 715-234-7082. Local high school guidance counselors will also have specific details regarding this event. The Wisconsin Education Fair is co-sponsored by UW-Barron County and the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. — from UWBC

Noted author Dr. Jan Thatcher Adams gave an intriguing presentation on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Balsam Lake. Adams outlined a number of issues from her book, “Football Wife,” which outlines her experiences as the wife of late NFL star Karl Kassulke. She also concentrated on the impact of concussions, which she details in depth in the novel.

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Homecoming 2012

Dylan Lynch was crowned 2012 St. Croix Falls homecoming king. He is shown here Giulia Biglioli is the St. Croix Falls 2012 homecoming queen and was officially crowned durduring the homecoming parade Friday, Sept. ing halftime of the Saints football game versus Shell Lake. 28. – Photos by Marty Seeger

There was no shortage of Saints spirit during the homecoming parade on Main Street in St. Croix Falls Friday, Sept. 28. RIGHT: The Saints marching band played several rock and roll songs during halftime.

Hundreds of little Saints fans crowded Main Street in St. Croix Falls to share in the homecoming parade last Friday, Sept. 28.

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St. Croix Falls junior Matti Gerlach helped brighten up the halftime entertainment along with the rest of the Saints flag team on Friday, Sept. 28.


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Adam Chenal won the chance to eat a plate full of marshmallows covered in Tabasco sauce. Ian Lexen and Natalie Phernetton were crowned Frederic’s 2012 homecoming king and queen.

Katie Simpson runs the ball for for the senior powder-puff football team.

Victor Hulteen, junior team, serves the ball during last week’s homecoming activities.

The students all danced to the “Cha Cha Slide” during the homecoming dance held Friday evening, Sept. 28.

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Megan Kalmoe gets a warm welcome home Still undecided on Rio, 2016 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – Megan Kalmoe was tough to see amidst all of the young children, teenagers and grown-ups. The twotime Olympic rower was on her first visit home since winning bronze in rowing the quadruple sculls at London less than two months earlier, but it was difficult to ignore the excitement from those who surrounded her just outside the St. Croix Falls High School gymnasium Thursday, Sept. 27, during a Saints volleyball game. Kalmoe doesn’t get home very often anymore from where she currently lives in Princeton, N.J., but used her most recent trip home as a way to say thanks to those who she feels helped make her two-time Olympic journey possible. “The people that reach out to you, it makes you appreciate and realize kind of the depth of your network and how many people have been a part of getting you to where you are. There’s nothing like it, it’s really cool. The Olympics, I think, bring out the best in a lot of people. It’s fun to be a part of that,” Kalmoe said. Kalmoe sat down for an interview shortly after the homecoming parade on Main Street in downtown St. Croix Falls Friday, Sept. 28, along with her parents, Dean and Mary, who drove Megan at the start of the parade in a white convertible, followed by hundreds of St. Croix Falls students from elementary through high school, where Megan spent much of her youth. Prior to graduating from St. Croix Falls in 2001, Kalmoe was a talented multisport athlete in basketball, cross country and softball, and was honored that same evening prior to the homecoming football game. Afterward, she greeted fans while signing autographs and taking photos with friends and locals. Along with several stops in the St. Croix Falls area over the past week, Kalmoe has been quite busy elsewhere in the country. The Olympic rowing team, along with Kalmoe, recently met President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden. She was honored during a Philadelphia Eagles football game and, while there, managed to steal a kiss from New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, as a favor for a friend. And to top it all off, she even scored some pit passes to a NASCAR racing event in Atlanta, meeting legendary driver Richard Petty and several others along the way. “I’ve never really considered myself a NASCAR fan, but it’s hard not to be impressed if you’re standing on the corner and the group comes by at 200 miles per hour,” Kalmoe said. Kalmoe said that for now, at least, she’s living in the moment and still undecided on training for a third shot at the Olympic

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Megan Kalmoe waves to her friends and neighbors of St. Croix Falls during her homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 28. Her parents, Dean and Mary, drove her in a white convertible along the downtown streets of her hometown. – Photo by Marty Seeger Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. “I’m committed for one season right now, just to sort of feel it out and enjoy as much as I can,” she said, but expects that a lot will be revealed in a short enough time on whether or not she wants to give it her all for the next four years. “I think I’m just going to learn by doing and feel it out,” she said, which is a lot different scenario than her first Olympic Games in Beijing, China, in 2008. “Even just coming off the water after my final in Beijing, I knew … It was like, ‘yep, I’m ready to keep going,’ so it didn’t take long after I got back from China to just get right back into training. So much so, that my coach was like, ‘what are you doing here? Go away. You need to take some time off.’” Kalmoe is taking some well-deserved time off before the end of October, when she will be attending the Head of the Charles Regatta, in Boston, Mass., which is said to be the largest two-day rowing event in the world. Kalmoe will be racing in a boat of eight rowers, as opposed to four, and they’ll be sweep rowing, which uses one oar, as opposed to the two oars used in a sculling event.

A head race is also quite different than other races in that they are always held at the head of a major river, such as the Charles River near Boston. Other races have been held at the head of the Mississippi River, or the Head of the Rock Regatta on the Rock River in Illinois. The racing too is different, in that boats don’t start at the same time and steering is a key element. Kalmoe says you basically chase the boat in front of you and races are a bit longer. But for now, Kalmoe is simply loving the moment and enjoying the fact that at any given time, she can do something fun without worrying so much about stringent training schedules or feeling guilty about missing a morning workout, which she says is quite a bit different than intense training. By the time the Inter-County Leader goes to press, Kalmoe will be headed back to Princeton to feel out plans for her next journey in life, all while soaking in the outpouring of support and excitement that surrounds her success with the Olympics so far, particularly with the younger generation, which she seemed to adore most on her visit home. “They are so psyched!” she said.

••• SUPERIOR – Former Grantsburg Pirate Emily Cole is continuing with another year with the UW-Superior Yellow Jackets women’s volleyball team. The sophomore defensive specialist has played in 61 games already this season and is fourth on the team in digs with 146. The Emily Cole Yellow Jackets are currently 14-7 overall and still looking for their first conference win of the season. Freshman Sarah Petznick, a former St. Croix Falls athlete, has also logged some time with the Yellow Sarah Petznick Jackets this season, playing in eight games. Petznick is a freshman this season. – Marty Seeger with information from ••• CROOKSTON, Minn. – Former St. Croix Falls athlete Marcus Campbell has made the switch from a UW-River Falls punter for the football team, to the University of Minnesota-Crookston this fall. Campbell will look to play a role with the Golden Eagles baseball team. – Marty Seeger ••• LEADER LAND – The Luck at Prairie Farm football game can be heard on 104.9 FM beginning at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Amery at Baldwin-Woodville football game is being broadcast on 1260 AM beginning at 7 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 5. The Somerset at Durand football game is on 104.9 FM beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. The Badgers at Illinois college football game is on 1260 AM on Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Titans at Vikings NFL football game is on 104.9 FM on Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning at 3:25 p.m. The Sunday, Oct. 7, Packers at Colts game can be heard on 105.7 FM, beginning at noon. ••• LEADER LAND – Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete playing collegiate sports in 2012 who hasn’t been mentioned, send us an email or call and we’ll take it from there. – Marty Seeger ••• LEADER LAND – Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. – Marty Seeger

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Four straight for Luck’s Avery Steen

Cardinal golfer heading to state golf tournament by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LUCK – Avery Steen is heading to her fourth straight state golf meet after her performance at Hayward Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Luck senior finished in a three-way tie for third place overall among 48 other golfers with a score of 82, but her trip to state had to be decided during an intense one-hole playoff. Steen was able to shoot par on the very first hole to earn her fourth consecutive trip to state. “Avery hit some great shots for the day, but she didn’t score like she wanted to. She had too many putts on her round for the day,” said coach and father Ron Steen. “Avery was very happy with her overall golf game, but she struggled on the greens. She didn’t get down on herself for her putting; however, her positive attitude came out when she helped out in her total performance and shot an 82 for the day.” Heidi Hinz of Baldwin-Woodville was second overall with a score of 80, and Osceola’s Casey Danielson continued to dominate with her fourth sectional title and score of 72. Danielson will be eying her fourth straight Division 2 state title. Meanwhile, Steen will hope to finish in the top 10 when the tournament begins Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8-9, at Cherokee Country Club in Madison. “Avery is planning to work extra hard on her short game and wants to be in the top 10 at state next week. I was very proud of the way she played,” Steen said. Avery has improved dramatically on her game since her first trip to the state meet in 2009, where she shot a 182 overall and finished 17th. In 2010, she shot a 179 for 19th place, and in 2011 shot an eighthplace score of 163. This year will be a new course for Avery, however, as her previous scores were recorded on University Ridge Golf Course, which is going through improvements this fall.

Luck/Unity golfers were just seven strokes away from earning a trip as a team to sectionals this fall, but their season ended in Osceola. Avery Steen moved on as an individual to sectionals, and eventually state. Pictured back row, (L to R): Megan Bartylla, Maddie Joy and Jillian Klatt. Front row: Tina Lennartson and Steen. – Photos by Kelly Steen

Luck/Unity golfer Avery Steen is off to her fourth straight state meet this week, beginning Monday, Oct. 8. Regional tournament results OSCEOLA – The Luck/Unity golf team finished fifth place overall among seven teams competing at Krooked Kreek Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Osceola. The team was just seven strokes short of a trip to the sectional tournament, with the exception of Avery Steen, who shot a fifth

place overall and trip to sectionals with a score of 84. The rest of the team ended their season in Osceola. “Avery had three holes on the back nine that hurt her score, but ended the day with a birdie. I told the team that a team score of 425 would move on, but the team had a total score of 442,” said coach Ron Steen. Freshman Maddie Joy shot a seasonending score of 113, which Steen said was another improvement and has been a common theme for Joy all season. Megan Bartylla followed with a 121. “She had too many penalty shots that put a damper on her total,” Steen said, which is same problem Jillian Klatt had, according to Steen.

Tina Lennartson shot 124 and Klatt, 129. Lennartson had a tough day but improved eight strokes on the back nine, according to Steen. Lennartson and Steen are the team’s only two seniors. Osceola was the regional champion with a score of 356, followed by BaldwinWoodville, 377, Somerset, 433, Prescott, 436, Luck/Unity, 442, St. Croix Central, 446, and St. Croix Falls, 525. “I was very pleased with our golf season, and all the girls improved, had fun, learned about golf and met many friends throughout the season,” Steen said. “They all should be proud of their overall improvement.”

Frederic defeats haunted Pirates Vikings come out on top of Grantsburg in a 27-20 dogfight Frederic 27, Grantsburg 20 by Scott Hoffman Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The Frederic Vikings held off a determined, but snake-bit Grantsburg squad Friday, Sept. 28, after Grantsburg pinned Frederic down on their 2-yard line on a punt. The Vikings broke

open a 20-point tie game on a 98-yard romp to the end zone by running back Adam Chenal. A huge interception in the Frederic end zone with time ticking down in the fourth quarter sealed the game. Chenal finished the game with 157 yards on nine carriers for an amazing 17.4 yardsper-carry average. Brother Peter Chenal added another 139 yards on 20 carries. Penalties, turnovers and just plain bad luck have been about the only things stopping the Pirate ship all season, and Friday’s contest seemed to be following that same pattern. Coach Adam Hale has tried to keep the team’s spirits up. “I’m proud of our

Frederic Vikings football players line up for the national anthen prior to their homecoming game against Grantsburg on Friday, Sept. 28. – Photo by Scott Hoffman

Frederic’s Ian Lexen tries to track down Grantsburg quarterback Lucas Willis. – Photo by Becky Amundson team’s effort despite a couple of things pleted 20 passes in 34 attempts for 239 that went against us in the fourth quarter yards but suffered two interceptions. at crucial times. I told our kids that we just Willis also led the Pirate rushing attack haven’t been able to catch any breaks as of with 74 yards in 18 carries. Receiver Bryce late in these close games, and one of these Ryan had two touchdowns, one a spectacdays we’ll get the ball to bounce our way. ular, diving end-zone catch. Grantsburg We need to now focus all our attention on led in both first downs, 14 to Frederic’s St. Croix Falls as it will be a must-win for nine, and total yards, 401 to 357. Pirates defense was led by defensive lineman our playoff hopes.” Pirate quarterback Lucas Willis com- Evan Ryan with 10 tackles.








Eagles eke out a win over Webster

End Tiger hopes for homecoming win Unity 33, Webster 31 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer WEBSTER – The Eagles and Tigers football teams traded blows for a full four quarters during Webster’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 28, but it was the Eagles that came out with a win, albeit, a sloppy one according to Unity coach Dave Anderson. “It was a very sloppily played game, but we were able to walk away with a conference win. We had way too many penalty yards. We would have a big play on offense and defense and it would all be given right back the next play with a penalty,” Anderson said, adding that two

Eagle touchdowns were called back due to penalties. The Eagles took the first lead of the game early in the first quarter when Kyle Sorensen scored on a 1-yard touchdown. Sorensen had a big night for the Eagles with 156 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns, but the Tigers battled back all evening long, with Ryan Curtis scoring for the Tigers early in the second quarter from 5 yards out. With a 6-6 tie, the Tigers regained the lead with 7:53 to play in the first half, when Alex Hopkins took the ball 7 yards on a punt return to give the Tigers a 12-6 lead, which was shortlived as Sorensen scored on a 40-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 12 apiece. Unity would score once more with just 2:15 to play in the first half on a 1-yard run by Aaron Koshatka to give the Eagles a 19-12 halftime lead. They would extend that lead to 26-12 on a 3yard run by Sorensen, but the Tigers bat-

Dillion Reeder wraps up Eagles running back Aaron Koshatka.

Devon Rondou scores a touchdown in his last game as a Tiger. – Photos by Josh Johnson

tled back. Devon Rondou scored just 20 seconds later in the third quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run and Ryan Curtis put the Tigers within two points with a 6-yard run with 4:18 to play in the third quarter. The Eagles extended their lead late in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard run by Sorensen with 2:02 to play, and in the final minute the Tigers scored on a 1-yard run by Hopkins. Unfortunately, the two-point conversion was stuffed by the Eagles and any chance at a tie for the Tigers ended when time ran out for the game. Both Hopkins and Rondou ended the game with 51 yards on seven carries, while Curtis led with 76 yards on 17 carries. Aaron Dietmeier had 62 yards on six carries. Defensively Webster’s Cliff Benjamin was in on 18 tackles, followed by

Dietmeier, 11.5, Nathan Puttbrese, eight, Rondou, 7.5, Curtis, 7.5, Max Sperry, seven, and Lance Preston, six. Unity’s Koshatka rushed for 80 yards on 19 carries and Tevin Anderson had 52 yards on 10 carries. Quarterback Zac Johnson had 60 yards on 16 carries and Dylan Ruck had 21 yards on five carries. On defense, Unity’s Mitch Egge was in on nine tackles, Oliver Raboin, eight, Dylan Ruck, five, Logan Bader, Justin Peper, Cash Hickethier and Anderson each had four. “On a positive note, our offensive line took control of the game and made some big holes for our backs to run through, giving us 365 yards rushing,” said Anderson. “It has been a long time since we have had four different backs each with over 50 yards rushing in one game.”

Cardinal boys wrangle Dragons Luck 51, Siren 6 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LUCK – The Luck Cardinals had little trouble staying undefeated as they put on a clinic for the Siren Dragons in 8-man football on Friday, Sept. 28, at Luck, winning by a 51-6 final, and after leading 510 at the half. The game was the final home contest of the season for the Cards, and the seniors made it count, amassing scores like ladybugs in windowsills. Luck stayed undefeated with the lopsided victory, and move on to road games to close out their regular season, as they prepare for a cloudy playoff picture. Stat wise, it was all Luck, all the time, as the squad scored 39 points in the first quarter alone, two of those scores came in the first two minutes after a fumble recovery. In total, four Cards scored in the first half, with Evan Armour collecting three touchdowns and 114 yards rushing on just five carries. Quarterback Trent Strapon had 53 yards on seven carries, with a touchdown. Brodie Kunze tallied 33 yards on five carries, with three scores, as well. The Cards also turned his own fumbled punt return into a 46-yard touchdown scamper in the victory. Siren was pretty well stifled, offensively, but did have occasional glimpses of strength, such as an interception in the second quarter that slowed another Luck drive.

Siren did manage to score on the final play of the game, as the second half was all running time, due to the point difference.

Luck remains undefeated and should have a real challenge next Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, when they travel to Prairie Farm unending in a much anticipated 8man contest.

Luck's Evan Armour, No.1, slips past Sirens Reuben Mixsooke, No. 16, on his way to one of three Armour scores on the night. – Photos by Greg Marsten

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Saints outlast Lakers in homecoming win First win of the season for SCF St. Croix Falls 28, Shell Lake 21 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – It wasn’t an easy win for the Saints, but they put up a fight in their first win of the season Friday, Sept. 28, and coach Grant Belisle picked up his first win as the head coach of the Saints over Shell Lake during the Saints homecoming game. A large Saints crowd was on hand for the night game and the Saints and the Lakers were each starving for their first win in a difficult year for both teams. The Lakers were forced to punt in their first possession of the game and St. Croix Falls moved the ball well in their first possession, eventually getting the first score of the game on a 1-yard run by Joe Rademacher, who had 78 yards on 22 carries and had a big night defensively. Shell Lake was unable to respond to the Saints touchdown but took possession of the ball late in the first quarter and had the ball through the first few minutes of the second quarter. They eventually scored on a 25-yard run by Lakers senior Wyatt Carlson, and the extra point made it an 87 Saints lead with 9:06 remaining in the first half. The Saints maintained possession for the next five minutes of the second quarter but eventually had to punt, which was

The Saints moved the ball well against Shell Lake in their first win of the season.

Saints senior Michael Chernyaev heads downfield during a 51-yard touchdown late in the first half to give the Saints a 14-13 lead. – Photos by Marty Seeger

a good one to inside the 10-yard line. But Lakers senior AJ Denotter took the punt 90 yards to the end zone to give the Lakers their first lead of the game, 13-8. The Saints did respond however in their next possession despite getting sacked for a loss of 7 yards to bring up a third down and 15 yards to go. Then Saints senior Michael Chernyaev took the ball 51 yards for the touchdown to give the Saints a 1413 lead. With just 1:46 remaining in the first half it seemed as though the Saints would tak-

ing the one-point lead into halftime but the Lakers managed to connect on a pass from quarterback Sam Livingston to Denotter, a 60-yard touchdown pass to give the Lakers a 21-14 lead with just 1:11 remaining in the half. The fireworks continued however, as Saints quarterback Jake Sommer scored the final touchdown of the first half on a 65-yard touchdown with just 52 seconds to go. “The performance of Jake Sommer at QB was a great effort, and frankly, kind of what we anticipated from him on the season,” said Belisle. The second half wasn’t quite the shootout of the first half for either team but the Saints did get good field position to start the second half on a big kickoff return by Sommer to put the Saints in Lakers territory. Sommer gained 130 yards on 22 carries for the Saints on Friday. Kevin Fisk had 40 yards on seven carries and scored the first and only touchdown of the second half with 8:26 to go in the third quarter. The 9-yard run for Fisk and first drive of the third quarter was a bright spot in the offense in the second half but it was the defense that eventually took over the rest of the game. “We got Joe Rademacher back from injury which really helped the morale on the defensive side of the ball when our backs were against the wall as often as we were in the second half. Kevin Fisk did a nice

Saints cheerleaders celebrate a big touchdown run by Michael Chernyaev.

job playing with a mild injury, and credit our offensive line for keeping us in a position to keep the chains moving,” Belisle said. Late in the third quarter the Lakers managed to work the ball in on the Saints 15-yard line. Then Saints sophomore Kyle Bastin picked up the sack for a loss that forced the Lakers to turn the ball over on downs, but unfortunately, the Saints had to punt a short time later from their own 1-yard line. The Lakers had great field position from the Saints 21-yard line, but a big hit by Rademacher forced a fumble and the Saints took over from the 8-yard line to help signal the end of the third quarter. The Saints continued to give the Lakers a short field in the fourth quarter when Shell Lake started from the Saints 25-yard line after a punt. But four minutes later, the Saints took over on downs from their own 14-yard line. With the Saints punting again with just over five minutes to play, the Lakers managed to move the ball to the Saints 16-yard line, but with 1:24 on the clock, another key defensive stand gave the Saints the ball on their own 23yard line, where they’d eventually take a knee to end the game. The Saints will play host again this Friday, Oct. 5, when Grantsburg comes to town, beginning at 7 p.m.

Pirates volleyball gets by Saints Webster sweeps Siren and Luck cruises over Frederic Grantsburg 3, St. Croix Falls 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – The Saints were swept by a surging Pirates volleyball team on Tuesday, Oct. 2. “We headed to the land of the giants with half the St. Croix Falls roster pushing six feet. The Saints also have arguably one of the best players in the area in Sydney Geisness. Thankfully, we were able to serve and hit well enough to keep her from getting the ball too much,” said coach Deb Allaman-Johnson. It was a solid overall performance by the Pirates, according to Allaman-Johnson, which relied on defense to fend off the Saints. Macy Hanson led with 16 digs and Kylie Pewe had 15, followed by Ellie Corbin, seven, Sam Schwieger, six, Grace Corbin, five, Wendy Roberts, four, Arikka Davison, three, and Jen Schwieger, RuthAnn Pedersen and Stacey McKenzie each had two. Somer Rikkola also had RIGHT: Grantsburg’s Ellie Corbin tracks down the ball. – File photo by Greg Marsten

one. Hanson led the team in block kills with three. With only two receiving errors, the passing was nearly flawless for the Pirates, who also tallied 14 aces. Sam Schwieger had eight of them and the team had just three serve errors. “I think it’s time to bring the radar gun back to practice. At the beginning of the season, she was serving in the mid-40s (mph), but I think she was pushing 50 mph tonight,” Allaman-Johnson said. Pedersen was the leader in kills with 13, followed by Sam Schwieger, 10, Pewe, five, and Roberts, McKenzie and Hanson each had three. “Great court coverage. Good, positive energy and outstanding effort from everyone tonight,” Allaman-Johnson said.

Webster 3, Siren 0 WEBSTER – The Tigers took care of business at home against the Siren Dragons volleyball team on Tuesday, Oct. 2, winning by scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 2512.

See Tuesday volleyball/page 25 LEFT: St. Croix Falls freshman setter Emma Wondra sets the ball during an earlier match this season. – File photo by Josh Johnson








Frederic fights hard against Saints

Eagles make it three straight against Webster St. Croix Falls 3, Frederic 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – The St. Croix Falls volleyball team swept the Vikings last Thursday, Sept. 27, but Frederic fought hard much of the evening despite losing their first set 25-9. The Saints won the next two sets 25-21 and 25-23. “I am so proud of everyone tonight. We played hard and even when we were getting crushed by one server, we kept fighting strong and never gave up,” said Vikings coach Jackie Peterson.

With an already commanding 12-5 lead in the first set, Saints senior Sydney Geisness hit a whopping seven aces to put St. Croix Falls up 19-5, which was too much for the Vikings to overcome. But in the next two sets, Frederic settled down to make it a lot closer the rest of the evening. “The last two games were the best games we’ve played all year! It was very exciting to watch. We were quick on our feet and smart at the net. We may have lost, but we gave them one exciting fight,” Peterson said. Frederic’s Carly Gustafson had two aces and Lara Harlander had one. Makayla Arthurs and Harlander each had four digs, Ann Chenal, three, Natalie Phernetton and McKenna Cook each had one. Gustafson led with three kills, Harlander and Lexi Domagala each had one. Gustafson led with four blocks and Paige Burton and Domagala had one.

Sydney Geisness had a huge game against a stubborn Vikings volleyball team on Thursday, Sept. 27. – Photo by Marty Seeger Unity 3, Webster 1 BALSAM LAKE – The Unity Eagles won their third straight conference match on Thursday, Sept. 27, at home against Webster by scores of 25-23, 29-27, 25-17 and 27-25. Emily Gross led the Eagles with 14 kills followed by Shauna Jorgenson and Sarah Bader each with eight. Carly Ince had five kills and Maddie Ramich had 26 assists. Paige Lunsmann had seven serving aces, Olivia Nelson had four and Jorgenson, three. Nelson had 15 digs on the night, followed by Ince with six, Jorgenson and Taylor Heathman with five apiece and Lunsmann, four. Gross led the team in solo blocks with eight. For the Tigers, it was Raelyn Tretsven with 11 kills, Alex Holmstrom with nine, Gabby Schiller, six, and Christina Weis, three. Weis also led with 27 assists. Kenna Gall had three aces and Marissa Elliott had nine digs, while Tretsven had five. Holmstrom had five solo blocks and two block assists.

Luck 3, Siren 0 LUCK – The Luck volleyball team smashed Siren on Thursday, Sept. 27, by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-6. Luck’s Tessa Clemenson had 38 assists, one kill, five digs and five aces. Angela Gore had eight kills, two blocks. Ashley Dexter added six kills, one block. Camille Marsten had four kills, two blocks. Jenni Holdt had three kills, and Bella Nelson led with 12 kills, two blocks, four aces and six digs. Jaimee Buck had nine digs, one ace, and Hailey Foeller had four aces, two digs. Hannah Karl had one ace, five digs, and Whitney Petersen had two aces, seven digs. Siren’s Mackenzie Smith had four kills, Liz Brown had one block and Kyaisha Kettula led with four assists. Whitney Yambrick had seven digs and Lizzie Stanford added four.

LUCK – The Luck Cardinals volleyball team stomped the Vikings for another conference win Tuesday, Oct. 2, by scores of 25-9, 25-17 and 25-12. Tessa Clemenson had 30 assists, five digs and three aces. Angela Gore had six kills, one block and a dig. Ashley Dexter had six kills. Jenni Holdt had three kills and one dig. Bella Nelson led with 18 kills, four aces and six digs. Hannah Karl had two assists and five digs. Jaimee Buck had

nine digs and one ace. Whitney Petersen had seven digs and two aces, Hailey Foeller had two digs and one ace, and Katie Pfaff had three aces. For Frederic, Carly Gustafson had two

aces, two blocks and three tip kills. Ann Chenal had one ace and 10 digs. Lara Harlander and Lexi Domagala each had one kill and Harlander had eight digs.

Paige Burton of Frederic goes up for a block. – File photo by Becky Amundson

Liz Brown gets up for a kill against Webster on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Tigers swept the Dragons. – Photo by Mackenzie Erickson

Luck and Siren battled on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Luck, where the Cardinals continued their winning ways, sweeping the Dragons. – Photo by Mackenzie Erickson

Tuesday volleyball/continued Alex Holmstrom had 11 kills, followed by Kenna Gall, Raelyn Tretsven and Sydney Stellrecht with four apiece. Bailey Woodford had two kills. Christina Weis had 22 assists and Holmstrom led with six aces, followed by Tretsven with four and Ashley Dietmeier’s two. Marissa Elliott had nine digs, followed by Tretsven with five, and Woodford with two. Holmstrom also had two blocks. Siren’s Brittany Coulter had five kills, Mackenzie Smith had four, and Lizzie Stanford added three. Emily Howe, Kyaisha Kettula, Liz Brown and Raven Emery each had two kills. Kettula led with 10 assists and Yambrick had five digs, while Stanford had three. Luck 3, Frederic 0

Luck’s defense has been just one of several successful aspects of the team this season. – File photo by Greg Marsten








Saints host cross-country meet Area teams warming up for conference championship Tuesday, Oct. 9 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – The Grantsburg boys cross-country team topped six other teams at St. Croix Falls on Thursday, Sept. 27, and for the most part, are just getting warmed up for the upcoming championship races starting soon. The first will be the conference meet held in Flambeau on Tuesday, Oct. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. Pirates coach Paul Huskamp and Pirate athletes already got a look at the Flambeau course just a week ago, and both girls and boys sported some of their best times of the season. The boys took second behind fourth-ranked Chequamegon. “The boys came through with an impressive effort only coming up four points

Unity’s Ella Luepke sprints to the finish line in St. Croix Falls.

The Grantsburg Pirates burst off of the starting line in St. Croix Falls on Thursday, Sept. 27. Grantsburg and the rest of the area cross-country teams are already getting set for championship meets, starting with the conference championship meet in Flambeau scheduled for Flambeau on Tuesday, Oct. 9. – Photos by Marty Seeger short,” Huskamp said, but added that the hard at Flambeau that we simply didn’t team was a bit sluggish last Thursday at try our hardest. We are certainly better St. Croix Falls. than our times show,” Huskamp said. ”I think one reason was we worked so Jacob Ohnstad was second overall with a time of 17:09, followed by Richard Schneider, 17:42, Erland Olson, 18:05, Taylor Olson, 18:46, Sean Handy, 19:00, Jeremiah Stevens, 19:10, Keith Vollendorf, 19:41, Gus Johnson, 20:06, Spencer Louis, 21:36, and Mark Olson, 24:41. The Saints boys were led once again by Henry Klein, who took first overall with a time of 16:44. “For the first mile and a half, Henry ran on the heels of Grantsburg’s Jacob Ohnstad. But soon after that, Henry stepped up to take the lead and ran completely away from Ohnstad, finishing a full 25 seconds ahead of him. These two boys are going to be the ones to watch at conference, battling out who will get the Lakeland Conference boys individual champion title,” said Saints coach Jennifer Clemins. The Saints girls finished third overall St. Croix Falls and Grantsburg keep pace with Sophie Klein taking third overall bein St. Croix Falls. hind a powerful North Branch, Minn.,

The Webster boys cross-country team pauses for a pep talk prior to their race at St. Croix Falls. Along with the boys is former head coach Jim Muus, (center) who coached more than 30 years at Webster, and led many successful teams to the state meet.

Saints runner Brendon Gearhart keeps pace in St. Croix Falls. team. Rhianna Rinke of North Branch was first overall with an impressive time of 15:17, followed by Casey Hovland of North Branch with a 16:33, and Klein with a 16:50. “They gave her great competition, making her push herself hard and reminding her of the mental toughness she’ll need come conference and sectionals,” Clemins said. Unity/Luck also competed with the boys taking second overall. Colton Sorensen led the team with a time of 18:03. The Webster boys were fourth overall with Billy Cooper taking fourth with a time of 17:47, and teammate Matt Smith taking fifth with a time of 17:54. Complete results from the race can be found on the St. Croix Falls school Web site at

It was a perfect day for a race at St. Croix Falls, and the fall foliage wasn’t bad either.

Ohnstad wins Amery Invitational

by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer AMERY – There were 18 teams and 139 runners competing in the boys crosscountry invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Grantsburg’s Jacob Ohnstad was the overall winner with a time of 17:01, which was three seconds ahead of the secondplace finisher from Minnehaha Academy. Saints runner Henry Klein also competed and finished with a time of 17:18 and fourth overall. Webster’s Matt Smith

Jacob Ohnstad

finished with a time of 18:12, and 14th overall, and Colten Sorensen of Unity/Luck led the Eagles with a time of 18:25, and 16th place overall. As a team the Pirates placed third overall behind second-place New Richmond and firstplace Minnehaha Acad-

emy. Unity/Luck took fourth overall as a team, Webster was sixth and St. Croix Falls took seventh. The St. Croix Falls girls were led by Sophie Klein with a sixth-place overall finish and time of 16:57. Webster’s Emma Kelby finished 17th overall with a time of 17:39, and Grantsburg’s Taylor Byers was 40th overall with a time of 18:21. Nicole Nelson of Frederic/Luck finished 51st with a time of 18:50, and Emily Bethke was the top finisher for the Unity/Luck

team with a time of 20:04, and 80th overall. Out of the 12 scoring teams for the girls competition, Webster was the only complete team on the evening, and the Tigers took 11th overall. For complete results visit Area runners will be getting some welldeserved rest before the conference championship meet in Flambeau on Tuesday, Oct. 9.








Knights of Columbus punt, pass and kick contest results LEFT: Alexander Pinero of Webster and Dolan Highstrom of Siren were first and second, respectively, in the 12-year-old level at the Knights of Columbus punt, pass and kick competition held at the Siren Ballpark on Saturday, Sept. 22. First-place winners have moved on to compete again at Siren this Saturday, Oct. 6. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., and competition begins at 10 a.m. Strong finishers at Siren have the opportunity to move on to the state level in Marshfield during the state Knights of Columbus punt, pass and kick competition Saturday, Oct. 13. – Photos submitted

RIGHT: Leo Chenal of Frederic was first and Derek Highstrom of Siren took second in the age 11 division.

LEFT: At the age 9 level, Kale Hopke of Webster was first and Dillon Buskirk of Siren took second place.

Jordan Webster of Siren was first and Riley Churchill of Siren took second in age 10.

Justus Christianson of Siren was first and Chase Horstman of Webster took second in the 8-year-old competition.

Elle Emery of Siren took first and Jenna Ruiz of Webster placed second in the girls 11-year-old division.

Siren’s Daisy Dorn took Jennifer Hill of Frederic first place in the age 10 di- took first place in the age vision. 12 division.

First-place winner was Lindsay Liljenberg of Siren and Raechel Painovich of Hinckley, Minn., took second in the 8-year-old level at the Knights of Columbus punt, pass and kick competition.

NFL punt, pass and kick contest results

ABOVE LEFT: Dahlia Dorn of Siren competed in the NFL punt, pass and kick contest at the Siren Ballpark on Saturday, Sept. 22, and took first overall in the 6-7 age division. First-place finishers will be moving on to the sectional competition that will also be held at the Siren Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 20. First-place finishers at sectionals will move on to a state competition in Green Bay. ABOVE RIGHT: Jenna Ruiz of Webster took first and Jade Horstman of Webster was second in the age 10-11 division. – Photos submitted

Jenna Curtis of Webster took first place in the NFL Elle Emery of Siren was the first-place winner in the age 12- punt, pass and kick 14-15 age 13 division and Jenny Hill of Frederic came in second place. division. RIGHT: Lindsay Liljenberg of Siren and Raechel Painovich of Hinckley, Minn., took first place and second place, respectively, in the age 8-9 division.

In the boys age 6-7 division, it was Cory Popham of Frederic in first place, Fletcher Christianson of Siren in second and Nick Webster of Siren in third place.

Frederic’s Leo placed In the 10-11 age division, it was Derek Highstrom of Siren in first place, Chenal Kanaan Christianson of Siren in second and Bennett Jenson of Luck in first in the age 1213 division. third place.

Alexander Pinero of Webster and Kale Hopke of Danbury took first, Dillon Buskirk of Dolan Highstrom of Siren were the Siren was second and Dante Baker of Siren took third second- and third-place winners in in the age 8-9 division of the NFL punt, pass and kick the 12-13 age division. contest in Siren on Saturday, Sept. 22.








Saints golfers end season at regionals

Continue regrowth of golf tradition ST. CROIX FALLS – The Saints golf team competed at the regional golf meet at Krooked Kreek Golf Course in Osceola on Thursday, Sept. 27, but the season ended there for a relatively young team hoping to rebuild a once-dominant golf program. The team finished seventh out of seven teams with a score of 525, while Osceola took first overall, followed by BaldwinWoodville, Somerset, Prescott, Luck/Unity and St. Croix Central. “Looking at the team score, you do not get the sense that it was a very rewarding season. However, if you take into consideration the comaraderie, friendships and enjoyment of the game, you will see that the SCF Saints had a very successful, growing season,” said second-year coach Maria Gjovig. The team made significant strides to improve over the season and Gjovig mentioned that the overall team score improved by 203 points. But because the team was once again without a conference

The Saints ended a succesful season under second-year head coach Maria Gjovig. Pictured back row (L to R): Gjovig, Taylor Orton, Kamille Flandrena, McKenzie Katzmark and Megan Swenson. Front row: Guilia Biglioli, Lindsey Wondra, Hayley Cermin and Sam O’Brien. – Photo submitted

this season, those conference points didn’t count. “Next year should be a different story, as the Saints ended this season with eight players versus just two a year ago,” Gjovig said. There were three seniors on the team this season including Samantha O’Brien, Taylor Orton and Guilia Biglioli, a foreign exchange student from Italy. But the team has something to build on for next season already, with juniors Hayley Cermin, Kamille Flandrena, Megan Swenson, Lindsey Wondra and sophomore McKenzie Katzmark. “This year we had only one returning golfer from last year and that was sophomore McKenzie Katzmark. It was great to see how much she improved from last year. The remaining seven golfers had little to no golf experience. Their positive attitudes, determination and good sense of humor made for a worthwhile season. It was a very rewarding season, and I look forward to working with the girls again next year,” stated Gjovig. – Marty Seeger with submitted information


Sunday Afternoon Youth Standings: The Bowlers 7, Team 6, Back 2 The North 3.5, ? 3, DCF 2.5, We Bowl 2. Boy’s games: Kyle Hunter (TB) 227, Austin Bruss (DCF) 226, Jordan Bazey (TB) 201. Boy’s series: Kyle Hunter (TB) 617, Jordan Bazey (TB) 603, Austin Bruss (DCF) 543. Girl’s games: Julia Owens (DCF) 115, Kerrigan Ekholm (T) 105. Girl’s series: Julia Ownes (DCF) 337, Kerrigan Ekholm (T) 303. Team games: The Bowlers 591, DCF 477, ? 435. Team series: The Bowlers 1697, DCF 1285, ? 1076. Sunday Night I No Tap Mixed Standings: Wynners 6, Knaubers 5, Packer Backers 5, Chuck’s Team 4, Long Shots 4, Jeff’s Team 3, Team McKinley 3, Happy Campers 2. Men’s games: Len Knauber 300, Don Swanson 297, Len Knauber 278. Men’s series: Len Knauber 815, Jeff Cummings 761, Gene Wynn 748. Women’s games: Jan Kruse 249, Debbie Swanson 246, Jan Kruse 230. Womens’s series: Jan Kruse 664, Debbie Swanson 635, Yvonne Snyder 547. Team games: Wynners 844, Chuck’s Team 843, Packer Backers 800. Team series: Chuck’s Team 2418, Wynners 2341, Jeff’s Team 2232. Monday Afternoon Retired Standings: Bears 9, Eagles 8, Vultures 7, Night Hawks 7, Badgers 6, Hummingbirds 6, Swans 5. Men’s games (Handicap): Dave Bannie 259, Dick Coen 220, Dale Johnson 218. Men’s series (Handicap): Dave Bannie 632, Dale Johnson 605, Alvin Tyler 586. Women’s games (Handicap): Joan Anderson 214, Jackie Giller 212, Gloria Johnson 203. Womens’s series (Handicap): Joan Anderson 582, Jackie Giller 561, Gloria Johnson 556. Team games (Handicap): Night Hawks 829, Vultures 766, Eagles 762. Team series (Handicap): Night Hawks 2298, Vultures 2230, Eagles 2175. Tuesday Classic Standings: Great Northern Outdoors 31, Bottle Shop 30, Pioneer Bar 29, Yellow Lake Lodge 24.5, House of Wood 23, Northern Home & Improvement 18.5. Individual games: Ricky Daniels 256, Brett Daeffler 245, Ed Bitler 235. Individual series: Brett Daeffler 667, Ed Bitler 653, Ricky Daniels 621. Team games: Bottle Shop 623, Northern Home & Improvement 588, House of Wood 570. Team series: Great Northern Outdoors 1752, Bottle Shop 1736, House of Wood 1654. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Ricky Daniels 5x = 256. Splits converted: 4-7-9: Brian McBroom Wednesday Night Early Standings: Daeffler’s Quality Meats 13, Lakes Services Unlimited 10, S&S Bird Shop 9, Cummings Lumber 9, Skol Bar 8, Stotz & Co. 6, Larsen Auto Center 6, Pioneer Bar 3. Individual games: Don Swanson (CL) 232, John Ellefson (LSU) 223, Buck Hanson (PB) & Kelsey Bazey (DQM) 214. Individual series: Don Swanson (CL) 606, Lyle Doolittle (LSU) 589, Kelsey Bazey (DQM) & Buck Hansen (PB) 582. Team games: Lake Services Unlimited 952, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 926, Cummings Lumber 907.

Team series: Daeffler’s Quality Meats 2609, Lake Services Unlimited 2577, Stotz & Co. 2509. Thursday Early Standings: Red Iron Studios, Fab Four, Hell Raisers, Daeffler’s Quality Meats, Kinetico, American Family Siren, Wikstrom Construction, Grindell Law Offices. Individual games: Don Swenson (HR) 258, Ed Bitler (RIS) 254, Dave Hall (HR) 237. Individual series: Ed Bitler (RIS) 711, Don Swenson (HR) 640, Mike Sullivan (WC) 622. Team games: Hell Raisers 635, Red Iron Studios 614, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 573. Team series: Red Iron Studios & Hell Raisers 1667, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 1598. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Ed Bitler 5x = 226, 7x = 254, 5x = 231; Don Swanosn 6x = 258; Dave Grindell 5x = 217; Dave Hall 6x = 237; Mike Sullivan 5x = 225. Games 50 pins or more above average: Ed Bitler 254 (+62); Mark Bohn 223 (+55); Dave Grindell 217 (+52); Dave Hall 237 (+70), Blake Hall 181 (+55); Tim Pederson 211 (+60); Mike Skow 225 (+62); Don Swenson 209 (+52). Series 100 or more above average: Ed Bitler 711 (+135); Dave Hall 609 (+108); Don Swenson 640 (+169). Series 150 pins over series: Don Swenson 640 (+169). Other – 700 series: Ed Bitler 711. Splits converted: 3-6-7-10: Gilbert Meyer. 5-7: Bryce Daeffler. Friday Night Ladies Standing: Pin Heads 25.5, SKM 18.5, Frederic Design 16, Junque Art 12, Leader 12. Individual games: Gail Linke 199, Margie Traun 198, Cindy Denn 189. Individual series: Gail Linke 556, Margie Traun 504, Karen Carlson 481. Team games: Pin Heads 646, Junque Art 599, The Leader 566. Team series: Pin Heads 1852, Junque Art 1677, SKM 1593. Splits converted: 5-10: Pat Bresina. 610: Tammy Lindberg. 5-7: Pat Traun, Pat Bresina.

McKenzie Lanes

Monday Night Ladies Standings: Metal Products 36, McKenzie Lanes 34, Wolf Creek Log Furniture 31, Milltown Appliance 29, Edina Divas 24, Alyeska Contracting 24, Bye 12, Frederic Truck & Tractor 11. Individual games: Shirley Wilson 198, Erlene Johnson 184, Brenda Lehmann 182. Individual series: Shirley Wilson 536, Erlene Johnson 500, Brenda Lehmann 487. Team games (Handicap): Wolf Creek Log Furniture 826. Team series (Handicap): Wolf Creek Log Furniture 2388. Split converted: 7-10: Mary Sue Morris. Monday Night Madness Standings: Eagle Lounge 17, Mishaps 11, Bon Ton 10, Alleycats 10. Individual games: Barbara Benson 159, Debbie Swanson 155, Donna Johnson 148. Individual series: Debbie Swanson 439, Barbara Benson 426, Nancy Reeves 385. Team games (Handicap): Bon Ton 639, Eagle Lounge 591. Team series (Handicap): Bon Ton 1757, Eagle Lounge 1752. Tuesday Women’s Standings: Tomlinson Insurance 47.5, Kindred Spirits 45, Kassel Tap 39.5, Cus-

tom Outfitter 39, Hauge Dental 32, Country Gals 28, LC’s Gals 22, Gutter Dusters 19. Individual games: Norma Hauge 210, Jane Smith 190, Lois Swenson 187. Individual series: Lois Swenson 531, Kathy Braund 507, Norma Hauge 503. Team games (Handicap): Hauge Dental 904, Tomlinson Insurance 894, LC’s Gals 841. Team series (Handicap): Tomlinson Insurance 2439, Hauge Dental 2399, LC’s Gals 2399. Tuesday Night Men’s Standings: Centurview Park 63, Dream Lawn 59.5, McKenzie Lanes 58, The Dugout 52.5, Nel-Lo-Hill Farm 48.5, Hack’s Pub 46, The Cobbler Shop 41, Steve’s Appliance 31.5. Individual games: Donny Potting Jr. 265, Rick Katzmark 259, Ryan Wiemer 258. Individual series: Darren McKenzie 729, Donny Potting Jr. 723, Ryan Wiemer 713. Team games (Handicap): Nel-Lo-Hill Farm 1247. Team series (Handicap): Dream Lawn 3542. Wednesday Early League Standings: Cutting Edge 16, Dalles Houe 12, Balsam Branch Transport 10, Gerhman Auto Body 10, Adamark Repair 8, Greatland Transport 4, Suzie Q’s 2, Bye 2. Men’s games: Mark Anderson 264, Mike Welling 257, Mark Kamish 233. Men’s series: Mark Anderson 676, Mark Kamish 657, Mike Welling 630. Women’s games: Brenda Lehmann 188, Jeanne Kizer 161, Justine Melin 139. Women’s series: Jeanne Kizer 464, Brenda Lehmann 457, Justine Melin 375. Team games (Handicap): Balsam Branch Transport 725. Team series (Handicap): Balsam Branch Transport 2040. Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: Davy’s Construction 20, Dalles Electricians 20, Tiger Express 18, McKenzie Lanes 18, Harvest Moon 18, Reed’s Marina 12, Hanjo Farms 12, Edina Realty 10. Individual games: Craig Willert 279, Carl Hetfeld 252, Darren McKenzie 248. Individual series: Craig Willert 722, Gene Braund & Darren McKenzie 677, Carl Hetfeld 647. Team games (Handicap): Tiger Express 1060, Edina Realty 1051. Team series (Handicap): Edina Realty 3043, Tiger Express 3003. Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Hauge Dental 51, Central Bank 44, Bont Chriopractic 40, KJ’s 39.5, Cutting Edge Pro 39, Eagle Valley Bank 38, Hack’s Pub 36, Truhlsen Chiropractic 32.5. Individual games: Carrie Schultz 215, Debbie Korsan 205, Paula Foerst & Tammy Guggisberg 202.

Individual series: Carrie Schultz 546, Jennifer Whelan 530, Norma Hauge 522. Team games (Handicap): Hauge Dental 827, Truhlsen Chiropractor 798, Cutting Edge Pro 793. Team series (Handicap): Hauge Dental 2422, Cutting Edge Pro 2208, Truhlsen Chiropractic 2161. Saturday Night Mixed Standings: The Bald & The Beautiful 20, T-Dawgs 20, Roller Coasters 19, The InLaws 18, B&K Cousins 16.5, Cutting Edge Pro Shop 16, Eureka Bombers 14, D.I.F.F. 12.5. Men’s games: Mike Runberg 250, Tim Katzmark 246, Gene Braund 224. Men’s series: Tim Katzmark 663, Rick Katzmark 595, Gene Braund 593. Women’s games: Brenda Lehmann 204, Toni Sloper 183, Patti Katzmark 179. Women’s series: Brenda Lehmann 541, Toni Sloper 496, Kathy Braund 488. Team games (Handicap): The Bald & The Beautiful 996, Eureka Bombers 995, The In-Laws 964. Team series (Handicap): The Bald & The Beautiful 2861, Roller Coasters 2729, Eureka Bombers 2722.

Black & Orange

Early Birds Standings: Yellow River Saloon 11-1, Black & Orange 6-6, Gandy Dancer Saloon 5-7, The Tap 2-10. Individual games: Marcy Viebrock (B&O) 188, Peggy Rodacker (YRS) 164, Kay Casey (YRS) 161. Individual series: Marcy Viebrock (B&O) 478, Peggy Rodacker (YRS) 437, Delores Lien (T) 421. Team games: Yellow River Saloon 901, Black & Orange 866, The Tap 839. Team series: Yellow River Saloon 2579, Black & Orange 2575, The Tap 2493. Monday Night Men’s Standings: Player Motorsports 8-4, Larry’s LP 7-5, Ed’s Logging 5-7, Black & Orange 4-8. Individual games: Mark Holmstrom (B&O) 206, Dean Eytcheson (EL) 205, Art Bliven (L) 193. Individual series: Dean Eytcheson (EL) 575, Mark Holmstrom (B&O) 539, Art Bliven (L) 520. Team games: Player Motorsports 1016, Black & Orange 970, Larry’s LP 953. Team series: Larry’s LP 2759, Player Motorsports 2701, Ed’s Logging 2690. TNT Standings: Cashco 11-5, Flower Power 11-5, Larry’s LP 9-7, Homestead Cafe 115. Individual games: Jennifer Kern (L) & Delores Lien (C) 182, Cheryl Scallon (C) 166, Mary Ellen Smith (C) 163. Individual series: Jennifer Kern (L) 482, Mary Ellen Smith (C) 426, Cheryl Scallon (C) & Becky Reynolds (L) 417. Team games: Cashco 868, Flower Power 856, Homestead Café 825. Team series: Cashco 2514, Flower Power 2460, Homestead Café 2360. Games 50 or above average: Delores Lien 182 (+63). Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: Black & Orange 11-1, Cashco 10-2, Pheasant Inn 7-5, Lions 4-8, Zia Louisa’s 4-8, Vacant 0-12. Individual games: Tim Vasatka (PI) 279, Mike Zajac (C) 216, Josh Johnson (L) 215. Individual series: Tim Vasatka (PI) 661, Monte Rinnman (C) 565, Josh Johnson (L) 545. Team games: Cashco 1023, Pheasant Inn 991, Lions 960.

Team series: Cashco 2958, Pheasant Inn 2753, Lions 2706. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Tim Vasatka 8x. Games 50 or more above average: Tim Vasatka 279 (+120); Josh Johnson 215 (+68). Series 100 or more above average: Tim Vasatka 661 (+214). Early Risers Standings: Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 12-4, 10th Hole 8-8, Black & Orange 6-10, Gandy Dancer 6-10. Individual games: Pam Dildine (10th) 171, Phyllis Myers (B&O), Donna Crain (GD) & Evie Engebretson (GNHD) 156, Joan Java-Hahr (10th) 153. Individual series: Pam Dildine (10th) 455, Donna Crain (GD) 446, Evie Engebretson (GNHD) 442. Team games: Black & Orange 761, Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 742, 10th Hole 714. Team series: 10th Hole 2111, Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 2106, Gandy Dancer 2046. Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Doll w/Balls 6-2, Yellow River Saloon 4-4, Pour House 3-5, Rollettes 3-5. Individual games: Jacquelyn Churchill (Dw/B) 181, Audrey Pardun (YRS) 170, Mary Lawson (PH) 159. Individual series: Audrey Pardun (YRS) 490, Amanda Peterson (YRS) 458, Jacquelyn Churchill (Dw/B) 431. Team games: Pour House 757, Yellow River Saloon 752, Dolls w/Balls 723. Team series: Yellow River Saloon 2200, Dolls w/Balls 2002, Pour House 1982. Splits converted: 7-9: Genny Emery. Friday Afternoon Mixed Standings: Bowling Buds 3-1, Tasmanian Devils 2-2, Fantastic Four 2-2, Mis•Splits 1-3. Men’s games: Jerry Burnham (BB) 244, Doug Straub (FF) 184, George Godzik (TD) 181. Men’s series: Jerry Burnham (BB) 595, George Godzik (TD) 494, Jim Thompson (M) 493. Women’s games: Char Vanous (TD) 157, Jean Thompson (M) 153, Laverne Dietz (BB) 152. Women’s series: Char Vanous (TD) 422, Laverne Dietz (BB) 418, Nancy Growe (M) 412. Team games (Handicap): Bowling Buds 856, Tasmanian Devils 818, Mis•Splits 803. Team series (Handicap): Bowling Buds 2338, Tasmanian Devils 2331, Mis•Splits 2327.

Denny’s Downtown Lanes

Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: Wood River Pharmacy 7, Radio Shack 4, Grantsburg Sanitary 3.5, Bye 3.5, Boyd’s Outdoor Power 3, Fielder Ford 0. Individual games (Handicap): Randy Carey 214, Chris Olson 206, Dave Thoreson 197. Individual series (Handicap): Chris Olson 594, Randy Carey 565, Dennis Hanson 524. Team games (Handicap): Wood River Pharmacy 857, Boyd’s Outdoor Power 844, Radio Shack 843. Team series (Handicap): Wood River Pharmacy 2420, Boyd’s Outdoor Power 2388, Radio Shack 2253.




Best game in years? Fans are still buzzing about Frederic’s exciting 27-20 victory over Grantsburg in the FHS homecoming battle last Friday night, Sept. 28. Stars shone brigthly both in the sky and on the gridiron as the Vikings and Pirates wowed the large throng of THE SPORTS paying customers and a huge radio audience. Archivists are still checking the record books to see if the 97-yard gameclinching touchdown run by Frederic’s Adam Chenal was the longest play from scrimmage in FHS football history. Meanwhile, rifle-armed Pirate quarterback Lucas Willis put on quite a show as he spearheaded a flamboyant and locally revolutionary spread offense which piled up big yardage against the determined host Vikes. Though it wasn’t a scoring connection, you won’t see many prettier plays than Willis’ 40-yard strike to Bryce Ryan who corralled in traffic a perfectly thrown spiral on a deep post pattern, which helped the Pirates to a tying drive.

John Ryan





(See game story elsewhere on these pages.) Old-timers in attendance couldn’t help but reflect on the famous 1974 Grantsburg-Frederic battle, won by the invading Pirates 38-32. Tom Bloyer, Rick Mothes, Murray Ryan, Mark Westrom, Bob Golson and Bruce Chell were some of the GHS greats who played in that long-ago contest. For Frederic, Henry “Butch” Nick, Mike Java, Mike Ronningen, Mark “The Renegade” Ronningen, Scott Holmberg, Tim Pederson, Jim Brekke, Greg Engelhart and the late Carl Schmidt starred for the hometown Vikes in a losing cause. Thirty-six years from now, in 2050, local football fans will likely be talking about last Friday’s thriller just as today’s graybeards reflect back on 1974. Alert reader notes potential oversight Last week, this columnist rhetorically speculated that Grantsburg’s baseball and volleyball coaches Pete Johnson and Deb Allaman-Johnson may constitute Leader Land’s most successful husbandwife head coaching tandem in history. “Ah, but not so fast,” indicated a loyal longtime reader. The astute peruser who does not, and never has, lived in the Frederic School District, suggested that former Frederic girls basketball coaching legend Duane Wisse and his late spouse,


Jane Wisse, may also deserve consideration for the figurative honor. Mr. Wisse, of course, led the FHS girls to a handful of basketball titles while Mrs. Wisse was a bona fide legend in the sport of gymnastics, including the guiding of a Frederic team to a WIAA state championship. Mixed reviews on return of real NFL refs The wailing and gnashing of teeth that echoed across Wisconsin after our Packers 14-12 loss at Seattle on Monday, Sept. 24, seemed to come to an abrupt end around 6:30 p.m. last Sunday, Sept. 30. Apparently, the “real” NFL refs did a bang-up job as Green Bay rallied to a 2827 victory over the winless, suspensionridden New Orleans Saints. Or did they? Unbiased Minnesota fans who watched the Pack-Saints game after their Vikes had earned a satisfying sevenpoint victory over Detroit, think that the officiating in the Green Bay-New Orleans game was just as bad, if not worse, than the week three Vikings-49’ers game and the now-infamous Monday Night fiasco in Seattle. In fact, some Vikings fans seemed to indicate that Sunday’s lousy officiating at Lambeau Field actually favored the visiting Saints. Which begs the question: If New Or-

leans had made the late field goal last Sunday, and the Saints had won 30-28, would our Cheesehead friends be blaming the refs this week as they were after the Sept. 24 Seattle game? The consensus is “probably so,” but we’ll never know. Time marches on Autumn certainly can be a melancholy time of year, even while we experience splendid Indian Summer days, mellow evenings and stunning moonrises. Last evening, a local man decided to walk the edges of his property in the hope of bagging a squirrel or two for the stew pot. While doing so, he stumbled across the hood of a 1950 Ford which lay nearly buried near a rock pile a long stone’s throw from an overgrown meadow. He well-remembered the car hood and recalled how it was once dragged behind a John Deere B tractor, skidding rocks to the edge of a Stokely’s bean field. What the squirrel hunter couldn’t figure out is how both the rock pile and the car hood made their way 50 yards into the woods and how oak, ash and maple trees of 12 inches or more in diameter somehow jumped across the fenceline and into the meadow. John Ryan may be reached at

Ebensperger, Hanson earn spot at sectionals by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer OSCEOLA – By the time the InterCounty Leader hits newsstands on Wednesday, Oct. 3, Unity/Luck’s No. 1 singles player Anna Ebensperger and No. 4 singles player Cass Hanson will be in the midst of the Division 2 tennis sectional. On Monday, Oct. 1, the Eagles competed in Osceola for the subsectional with Ebensperger defeating Barron’s Laura Crites, 6-0, 6-0 to advance to sectionals. “ A n n a played a wonderful match Anna Ebensperger today as the No. 3 seed. She stayed patient, aggressive with her ground strokes, and placed perfect corner shots. I have been so proud of her growth as a confident player; she has come so far,” said coach Beth Fogarty. Hanson was forced to play through two rounds, first defeating Bekah Storm of Amery, 6-2, 7-6. She moved to the second The normally reclusive Swami is generally not one to brag about his accomplishments or draw attention to himself, but it was clear early Wednesday morning that he was proud of his perfect 7-0 record in week six of local football action. Decked out in a powder-blue leisure THE SWAMI suit, broad-brimmed white fedora, cowboy boots, with his trousers tucked inside his boots, and puffing on a fat domestic “perfecto” cigar, he placed this week’s prognostications into the Leader’s deposit slot with a flourish, before turning on his heels and strolling down the street toward a local coffee shop. His “prognostication perfecto” raised his seasonal mark to 33-9 for a 79-percent success rate.

The Swami


round to defeat Kaylie McCarthy of Ashland, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6. “Cass Hanson has had quite a year. She had a slow start this morning, but pulled out her first win against Amery. Her Cass Hanson second match was the most evenly matched she has played. Ashland had very similar strokes and shots to Cass, yet Hanson is more aggressive at the net. Cass had a long battle today, making her way to sectionals,” Fogarty said. Others who played at subsectionals but ended their season were Sierra Thomfohrda at No. 2 singles, and Kelsy Johnson at No. 3 singles. At No. 1 doubles, Tess Anderson and Kayla Bramsen were defeated by a team from Osceola. Leslie Peterson and Esther O’Connor were bumped by Ellsworth at No. 2 doubles and at No. 3 doubles, Destinie Kobs and Beth Johnson won their first match over a team from Phillips, 6-0, This week’s games Grantsburg 46, St. Croix Falls 7 – The Saints are fresh off a homecoming win, but the Pirates make sure it’s running clock once ag’in. Flambeau 21, Unity 20 – It’s a very big game for the Eagles, it’s true, though when it’s done they will wish they had scored 22. Cameron 49, Webster 7 – The courageous Tigers again give their best, but the first-place Comets are a very tough test. New Auburn 52, Siren 20 – The Dragons are struggling after a promising start. To pick them to win wouldn’t be very smart. Clayton 42, Turtle Lake 12 – The Bears will coast to a comfortable win. Playoff speculation can finally begin. Frederic 35, Shell Lake 7 – The shorthanded Lakers are no match this year. They once were a rival for the Vikings to fear. Luck 49, Prairie Farm 35 – A marquee game near the Dunn County border. For Cards fans, a Saturday road trip’s in order. The Swami answers all e-mails and can be reached at

6-4, but lost 6-1, 6-2 against BaldwinWoodville.

Middle Border results DURAND – On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Unity/Luck tennis team competed in Durand during the Middle Border Conference championships with Anna Ebensperger taking fourth overall. Sierra Thomfohrda won one match during the consolation round against Ellsworth, and Kelsy Johnson was a consolation champion by beating her opponents from Durand and Ellsworth.

At No. 4 singles, Cass Hanson caught a tough break when she won her first match and lost the second, but was forced to forfeit the finals due to complications from a beesting. Fortunately, Hanson bounced back and eventually competed the following week to earn a spot in sectionals. At No. 1 doubles Tess Anderson and Kayla Bramsen made it into the consolation round before being defeated by Amery. Leslie Peterson and Emily Ferguson lost both of their matches at No. 2 doubles, and Destinie Kobs and Beth Johnson were defeated in both rounds.

LEADER SPORTS SCOREBOARD VOLLEYBALL Team Luck Cardinals Grantsburg Pirates Unity Eagles St. Croix Falls Saints Webster Tigers Siren Dragons Frederic Vikings


Conf. 8-1 8-1 6-3 5-5 4-4 2-7 0-10

Scores Thursday, September 27 Luck 3, Siren 0 St. Croix Falls 3, Frederic 0 Unity 3, Webster 1 Saturday, September 29 Alltoona 2, Grantsburg 0 Grantsburg 2, Baldwin-Woodville 0 Grantsburg 2, Chippewa Falls 0 Tuesday, October 2 Luck 3, Frederic 0 Grantsburg 3, St. Croix Falls 0 Webster 3, Siren 0 Upcoming Thursday, October 4 7:30 p.m. Webster at Frederic Unity at Grantsburg St. Croix Falls at Luck Saturday, October 6 TBD Unity at Mora, Minn., tournament Monday, October 8 7:30 p.m. Frederic at Birchwood Tuesday, October 9 7:30 p.m. Solon Springs at Frederic Webster at Grantsburg Siren at St. Croix Falls Luck at Unity Thursday, October 11 7:30 p.m. Frederic at Grantsburg Webster at Luck Siren at Unity



Overall 18-4 8-2 9-7 9-12 5-5 2-7 0-10

Upcoming Tuesday, October 9 4 p.m. Flambeau Meet (Frederic, Grantsburg, St. Croix Falls, Unity/Luck, Webster)

Upcoming Monday and Tuesday, October 8 and 9 8 a.m. State Tournament in Madison


Lakeland - North Standings Team Conf. Cameron Comets 5-0 Frederic Vikings 4-1 Unity Eagles 3-2 Grantsburg Pirates 3-2 Flambeau Falcons 3-2 Webster Tigers 1-4 St. Croix Falls Saints 1-4 Shell Lake Lakers 0-5 Lakeland - 8-Man Standings Team Conf. Luck Cardinals 5-0 Prairie Farm Panthers 5-0 New Auburn Trojans 3-2 Northwood/Solon Springs 2-2 Bruce Red Raiders 2-3 Siren Dragons 1-3 Birchwood Bobcats 0-3 Winter Warriors 0-4 Scores Friday, September 28 Frederic 27, Grantsburg 20 Luck 51, Siren 6 St. Croix Falls 28, Shell Lake 21 Unity 33, Webster 31 Cameron 42, Flambeau 8 New Auburn 60, Winter 0 Prairie Farm 34, Bruce 24 Upcoming Friday, October 5 7 p.m. Webster at Cameron Unity at Flambeau Grantsburg at St. Croix Falls Frederic at Shell Lake New Auburn at Siren Bruce at Northwood Birchwood at Winter Saturday, October 6 1 p.m. Luck at Prairie Farm

Overall 6-0 5-1 3-3 3-3 3-3 1-5 1-5 0-6 Overall 6-0 5-0 4-2 2-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 0-4


Team Unity/Luck


Overall 6-10




Wisconsin wolf hunt begins Oct. 15

MADISON - Wisconsin’s inaugural wolf hunt will commence on Monday, Oct. 15, marking the transition from wolf recovery to wolf management in the state. “This is a landmark moment in conservation history,” said Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp. “Hunters and trappers engaging in Wisconsin’s first state-managed season can hang their hats on being part of a pivotal chapter in wolf management, a story that can be shared with generations to come.” Between opening day and Feb. 28, 2013, up to 1,160 state-licensed hunters and trappers will take to the field, aiming to harvest no more than 201 wolves from a population of more than 850. With wolf numbers and depredations at an all-time high, the goal of the closely managed hunt is to reduce the wolf population to a more biologically and socially acceptable level. “The recovery of the wolf to being a harvestable species is a remarkable success story in wildlife conservation,” Stepp said. “It’s amazing to think that some of our hunters and trappers were children when

the wolf was nearly eliminated from the landscape and now will be part of hunting a solid population.” The species was listed for federal protection under the Endangered Species Act in 1975. With wolf populations eight times higher than delisting goals and far exceeding the goal for hunting in accordance with DNR’s state wolf management plan, wolves were delisted in Wisconsin this past January, and management authority was returned to the state. “This wouldn’t have happened without the dedication of hunters, trappers, volunteers, agencies and research institutions that assisted with gray wolf recovery,” said Stepp. “We are successfully out of species-recovery mode and into speciesmanagement mode. We look forward to working with these same partners as we continue to write the story of the wolf in Wisconsin.”

Season specifics • The wolf season runs Oct. 15 to Feb. 28, 2013. However, if harvest levels reach the quota for a zone, the department will

enact an emergency closure in that zone. If a zone is closed, it would not take effect until at least 24 hours after the department announces the closure. • Up to 201 wolves can be harvested this season, 85 of which are reserved for Native American tribes within the ceded territory of northern Wisconsin. • 20,272 people applied for licenses with 1,160 awarded through a random computerized drawing (1,145 Wisconsin applicants and 15 to out-of-state applicants). Those not drawn this year have earned a preference point for future drawings. • Wolf harvest licenses can be purchased at any license sales location or online at now or during the season. The cost is $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents. • Successful applicants can transfer their wolf harvest license to a youth or an adult who meets the eligibility requirements. Transfer applications must be received at DNR by Oct. 14. • A wolf license authorizes both hunting and trapping. The license holder must

meet the appropriate education requirements for trapping, hunter education or must be participating in the hunting mentorship program. • A recent judicial ruling has temporarily prevented or enjoined the use of dogs for hunting wolves and also the use of dogs to train to hunt wolves. As a result of this ruling, please be advised that the use of dogs for tracking and trailing of wolves is not authorized when hunting wolves under a wolf-harvesting license. Also, the use of dogs for training to track or trail free-ranging wolves is not authorized at this time. • Anyone seeking additional information about the hunt, or if they would like to receive e-mail updates about harvest and zone information, should call the DNR Call Center at 888-936-7463. The call center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. For more information on the wolf hunt, regulations, and maps, visit and search “wolf.” – From the DNR

Youth deer hunt to be held Oct. 6-7 statewide MADISON – A statewide youth deer hunt will be held the weekend of Oct. 6-7 in Wisconsin. The hunt is designed to give youth hunters ages 10-15 an opportunity to hunt deer and gain valuable hunting experience at a time when other hunters are not authorized to hunt deer with a firearm. Since 2009, hunters ages 10 through 15 have been able to participate in the youth gun deer hunt, which is open to both resident and nonresident youth hunters. The hunt is open in all deer management units, except state park units and areas where permits are not issued by the Department of Natural Resources. The bag limit is one buck with a gun buck deer carcass tag, plus an additional antlerless deer per antlerless deer carcass tag valid for the DMU or a junior antlerless deer tag, which is valid statewide. Archery

deer hunters are required to wear blaze orange clothing whenever any gun deer hunt is open, including during the youth deer hunt. Youth hunters do not have to have a hunter safety certificate, but are subject to certain restrictions depending on their age. Youth ages 10 and 11 and youth ages 12 through 15 years who do not possess a hunter education certificate can participate if they are “mentored” by an adult who is within arm’s reach at all times during the hunt. Only one firearm, bow or crossbow may be possessed jointly between the mentor and youth who is age 10 or 11, or who has not completed hunter education, if participating in the youth gun deer hunt. Youth ages 12 through 15 who possess a hunter education certificate can partici-

pate if they are accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. To “accompany” means the adult is within both visual and voice contact of the youth. Adults accompanying youth hunters may not “gun hunt” for deer during the youth hunt, but may possess a bow or gun and hunt for a game species that is open for them to hunt at that time. The adult does not have to be a licensed hunter or a hunter education graduate to accompany one or two youth hunters who are at least 12 years old and have completed a hunter education

course. An adult may not accompany more than two youth hunters during the youth gun deer hunt at any given time. More information on the requirements for mentoring or accompanying a youth deer hunter can be found in a Youth Hunt Rules and Regulations factsheet available on by searching for “youth hunt” on the DNR Web site and then clicking on the link below Youth Deer Hunt. – From the DNR

Birthday bear

October at Crex Meadows GRANTSBURG – October is a great time to be outside and exploring, especially in Crex Meadows! Many activities are planned to help on your adventures, starting with the 30th-annual Fall Wildlife Festival open house on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 – 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 610 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 – 5 p.m. enjoy many fun activities. A highlight for all ages will be live raptors and other live creatures. Stop by the visitor center to learn about these creatures from Chris Cold. Cold will give a one-hour presentation at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday about “Extinction: Past, Present and Future.” Learn about the main catastrophic events that caused species extinction through examples such as the passenger pigeon. Examples of Wisconsin species that have extirpated, are threatened, endangered and of special concern will be discussed as well as the challenges, solutions and prognosis for the future. Other activities on Saturday include: mushroom display, youth classroom activities, orienteering course, archery practice, and dog and duck hunting demonstration. Tours will begin at 5 p.m. and a Night Star program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, help us upgrade our mess hall with a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 6 – 10 a.m. Tours will begin at 7 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 20, join in a sandhill crane tour from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Meet at the education center, and then carpool through the wildlife area to watch the sandhill cranes fly in from their daytime feeding grounds to their nightly roosting grounds. Please preregister. Saturday, Oct. 13, is the land acquisition benefit dinner from 6-9 p.m. This dinner is to help raise funds toward being able to purchase key properties in Glacial Lake, Grantsburg. Space is limited; registration is required. Thursday, Oct. 18, learn more about migration and specifically sandhill cranes. Meet at the visitor center at 4 p.m. for a talk before caravanning to see the cranes fly into their evening roost. Come to Crex Meadows for a fun-filled family event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. for Halloween at Crex Meadows. Wear your costume to be a part of the Parade of Hooowllloween, walk the jack-o’lantern-lit trail, learn about the creepy crawly critters of Crex around a campfire, and enjoy some seasonal treats. For more information about these and other events at Crex Meadows, please call 715-463-2739, visit or find them on Facebook. Friends of Crex support these and other programs. You can support these types of programs and be more involved by joining the Friends of Crex. – submitted

Dixie Andren, who recently celebrated her 70th birthday, shot this 120-lb. bear near Hertel on Saturday, Sept. 22. – Photo by Charles Andren


Burnett County traffic court $200.50; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Will J. Carlson, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Charity A. Casey, New Richmond, speeding, $175.30. Jacob D. Chambers, Ham Lake, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Emily J. Chapman, Danbury, speeding, $225.70. Brett T. Christian, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Jeanette S. Christianson, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Amber M. Chute, Grantsburg, theft, $330.50. Brad Corrier, Grantsburg, delinquent dog license, $152.50. David S. Corty, Rush City, Minn., resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.50; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00. Jeremy R. Coveau, Danbury, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Steven R. Coy, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Hannah M. Cushing, Minneapolis, Minn., fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Brittany A. Deering, Siren, operate without carrying license, $127.50. Robert F. Demulling, Stacy, Minn., operate ATV away from summer use ATV trail, $154.50. Michael E. Dircz, Eden Prairie, Minn., operating boat towing skier without observer, $175.00. Alan D. Doriott, Webster, disorderly conduct, $500.00. Richard A. Dornfeld, Woodbury, Minn., operate boat without valid cert. number, $200.50. Debi A. Drake, Hugo, Minn., speeding, $175.70; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Janet E. Edwards Trust, Hugo, Minn., construct deck without land use permit, $263.00. Cynthia L. England, Somerset, speeding, $200.50. Sean T. Endersbe, Eagan, Minn., riding on boat decks/gunwales, $175.30; absolute sobriety for underage persons, $169.00. Nicholas S. Ernst, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jon L. Everson, Luck, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00.

Polk County marriages Melissa M. Chin, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mark R. Bushinski, Minneapolis, Minn., issued Sept. 23, 2012. Sheri C. Belisle, Milltown, and Aaron K. Zbleski, Milltown, issued Sept. 24, 2012. Shelby L. Hansen, Amery and Bruce A. Cockrell, Amery, issued Sept. 25, 2012. Julia V. Gallegos, Balsam Lake, and Thomas G. Taylor, Balsam Lake, issued Sept. 26, 2012.

Melissa K. Van De Brake, Dubuque, Iowa, and Justin T. Benjamin, Town of Eureka, issued Sept. 27, 2012. Courtney M. Nelson, Balsam Lake, and Jacob M. Bruner, Balsam Lake, issued Sept. 27, 2012. Charissa M. Johnson, Osceola, and Kevin P. Dotson, Osceola, issued Sept. 27, 2012.

Burnett County warrants Jose M. Chavarria, 19, Hertel, warrant – failure to appear, Sept. 27. Lisa L. Haler, 31, Pine City, Minn., warrant – failure to appear, Sept. 26. Duane W. Mosey, 21, Luck, warrant – failure to appear, Sept. 28. Daniel B. Songetay, 34, Danbury, warrant – failure to appear, Sept. 28. Erik B. Whiterabbit, 21, Cumberland, arrest warrant – complaint, Sept. 25. Paul L. Zilly, 44, Shell Lake, warrant – failure to appear, Sept. 26. Louis F. Belisle, 29, Webster, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Matthew C. Erickson, 20, Siren, failure to pay fine, Sept. 19. Ciara M. Estridge, 18, Fort Bragg, N.C., failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Megan L. Finch, 21, Grantsburg, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Coleman B. Ford, 37, Amherst, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Aysia L. Garvin, 39, Cumberland, failure to pay fine, Sept. 20.

George J. Holmes, 32, Webster, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. David L. Klick, 21, Superior, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. William M. Larson, 40, Danbury, failure to pay fine, Sept. 20. Danielle S. Lowe, 23, Luck, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Steven R. Madsen, 39, Minneapolis, Minn., failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Melissa A. Mason, 38, Webster, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Kurt J. Matrious, 42, Danbury, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Duane W. Mosey, 21, Luck, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Debra A. Pfluger, 41, Shell Lake, failure to pay fine, Sept. 19. Barry E. Preston, 56, Danbury, failure to pay fine, Sept. 19. Vince L. Rightman, 39, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Keith J. Spencer, 41, St. Paul, Minn., failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Richard F. Stone, 53, Hayward, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Chelsea M. Thompson, 20, Webster, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21. Nicholas P. Wallace, 21, Webser, failure to pay fine, Sept. 21.

Ross V. Ewert, Burnsville, Minn., passing in no-passing zone, $213.10. Douglas E. Flakne, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Jed J. Flannery, Crandon, operate boat without valid cert. number, $200.50. Randall L. Fogle, Oakdale, Minn., OWI, $804.50, 7-month license revoked and order for assessment. Douglas J. Fontaine, Webster, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Lance M. Forys, Woodbury, Minn., operate ATV away from summer use ATV trail, $154.50. Ryan S. Friel, Webster, ATV – operating on highways, $200.50. James D. Gambucci, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Randy W. Gilbert, Wayzata, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jessica J. Glover, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Justin C. Hammond, Danbury, failure to notify police of accident, $263.50; operating without valid license, $200.50; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Brandon A. Handorf-Buckley, Lindstrom, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50. Leo R. Hanson, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. James P. Heilman, Spooner, speeding, $250.90. Dana L. Herman, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Nicholas J. Hettrick, Andover, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Christopher W. Honeysett, Webster, underage drinking, $263.50 and order for assessment. Kenneth G. Hopkins, Siren, vehicle equipment violation – group 3, $175.30; vehicle equipment violation – group 2, $200.50; seat belt violation, $18.00. David A. Hover, Carver, Minn., ATV – operation by minor, $162.70. Kent A. Jacobson, Lino Lake, Minn., permit operating of a motorboat or personal watercraft by underage person, $162.70. Dustin R. Janes, West Salem, ATV – operate without headgear, $150.10; ATV – speeding on/near roadway with snow removal device, $175.30. Miles W. Jarzyna, Prior Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Lyman L. Jenkins, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Benjamin R. Jensen, Danbury, fail to stoop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Craig S. Johnson, Saginaw, Minn., ATV – operation on roadway, $200.50. Ryan C. Johnson, Webb Lake, operate all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle without valid registration, $200.50. Forrest E. Johnson, Siren, operate boat without valid cert. number, $200.50. Travis C. Jones, Milltown, operate motor vehicle without capable brakes, $175.30. Brian J. Kiesler, River Falls, speeding, $200.50. Henry G. Jungbauer, Dellwood, Minn., operate ATV without NR trail pass, $200.50. Lois A. Keenan, Siren, operate without carrying license, $217.10.

Scott R. Koenig, Stillwater, Minn., operating boat towing skier without observer, $175.30. Alex C. Kolquist, Hermantown, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. George N. Kosmides, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Andrew J. Kotz, Woodbury, Minn., fail to carry boat flotation devices, $162.70. Joseph P. Krajewski, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Timothy S. Krieger, Prior Lake, Minn., operating boat towing skier without observer, $175.30. Anthony D. Laws, Brook Park, Minn., operate without valid license, $200.50. Christina R. Letourneau, Duluth, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Roger A. Lindquist, Little Falls, Minn., interstate record of duty status, $263.50. Darrell J. Logemann, Bennington, Neb., speeding, $200.50. Robert J. Maas, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Spencer R. Marmon, Cambridge, Minn., fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Bradley J. Maslow, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Casey W. Mattison, Webster, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Joseph J. Medvec, Rosemount, Minn., ATV – operation by minor, $162.70. Teana M. Merrill, Hertel, violation of child safety restraint requirements, $150.10; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Christy R. Merrill, Luck, disorderly conduct, $330.50. Katherine J. Meyers, Webster, seat belt violation, $175.30. Jay P. Miller, Lakeville, Minn., operating boat towing skier without observer, $175.50. Danielle A. Mogen, Hugo, Minn., fail to carry boat flotation devices, $162.70. Amber V. Mullen, Ashland, speeding, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Timothy L. Mulroy, Webster, disorderly conduct, $330.50. Gary D. Myers, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Richard J. Naughton, Little Canada, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Angeline A. Nelson, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Sharon Nelson, Shell Lake, delinquent dog license, $152.50, twice. Tarah L. Pearson, Frederic, speeding, $255.70. Bruce L. Nelson, Webster, OWI, $691.50, 6-month license revoked and order for assessment. John A. Nentwig, Maplewood, Minn., operate boat without valid cert. number, $200.50. Katlyn M. Nussbaum, Anoka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Samuel S. Newbloom, Norwood, Minn., ATV – operation on highways, $200.50. Sara C. O’Donnell, Columbia Heights, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Lawrence W. Olson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

Richard E. Palmer, Grasston, Minn., operate motorboat in circular course, $175.30. Jacob A. Pardun, Webster, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Ann M. Partlow, Webster, OWI, $711.50, 6-month license revoked and order for assessment. Roselyn L. Peters, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Keith R. Peterson, Lakeville, Minn., permit operation of a motorboat or personal watercraft by underage person, $162.70. Leroy M. Pfaff, Princeton, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Debra A. Pfuger, Shell Lake, delinquent dog license, $152.50, twice. George E. Phelps III, Webster, operating while suspended, $200.50. Noah T. Phernetton, Center City, Minn., underage drinking, $263.51. Regina L. Polaski, Webster, OWI, $691.50, 6-month DOT license revoked and order for assessment. Michael A. Ramirez, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Cary L. Rand, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Matthew P. Robinson, Hastings, Minn., ATV – operate without headgear, $150.10. Sadie E. Rogers, Hertel, operate without valid license, $267.50. Johnathan T. Rouland, Lino Lakes, Minn., operate ATV at speed greater than 20 mph on ATV route, $439.90. Noah A. Rubin, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Harrison W. Rund, So. St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Steven E. Russell, St. Francis, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael F. Ryan, Frederic, speeding, $200.50. Elizabeth A. Scalzo, Oakdale, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Dylan J. Schoepke, Rogers, Minn., fail to carry boat flotation devices, $162.70. Thomas M. Schuette, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Austin D. Schulz, Morristown, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50.

Michael R. Simmons, White Bear Township, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jolly N. Simon, Webster, ATV – operating by minor, $162.70. Justin P. Smith, Forest Lake, Minn., operate ATV at speed great then 20mph on ATV route, $154.50. Brian D. Srsen, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Terence M. Steinlicht, New Richmond, speeding, $175.30. Daniel F. Swenson, St. Paul, Minn., fail to carry boat floatation devices, $162.70. Carson C. Swenson, Grantsburg, speeding, $225.70. Craig E. Symond, Webster, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Carmen L. Taylor, Webster, nonregistratin of auto, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Kevin R. Thell, New Richmond, speeding, $200.50. Deborah A. Thom, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeffrey E. Thomas, Elk River, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Nicole A. Thul, Circle Pines, Minn., operator violate yellow traffic signal, $200.50. Kurt G. Torbenson, Lakeville, Minn., ATV – operation on highways, $200.50. Tom A. Tremmel, New Brighton, Minn., speeding, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Brian Turnbull, Danbury, delinquent dog license, $152.50. Zoey N. Tye, St. Francis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Gerald A. Unruh, Almena, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Dakota R. Vanhercke, Little Falls, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Samuel J. Vasatka, Siren, seat belt violatin, $10.00. Tessandra L. Voje, Cottage Grove, Minn., fail to carry boat flotation devices, $162.70. Roger M. Warner, Burnsville, Minn., operate boat without valid cert. number, $200.50. Dennis G. Welch, Fairbault, Minn., operate ATV in reckless manner, $154.50. Gary J. Zvanovec, Solon Springs, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00.

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Timothy J. Aaron, Samar, Colo., fraud on gas station, $390.50. Timothy R. Alton, Stacy, Minn., operating boat towing skier without observer, $175.30. Bryce L. Amlee, Milltown, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Sandra K. Anderson, North Oaks, Minn., fail to stop at stop sign, $175.30. B. Anderson-Greenfld, New York, N.Y., speeding, $295.00. Suzannah M. Armentrout, Chanhassen, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Karl J. Arrigoni, Stacy, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50. Jason C. Augst, Sauk Rapids, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Conner J. Aune, Forest Lake, Minn., ATV – intoxicated operation, $438.00. Lisa C. Bakke, Spooner, speeding, $200.50. Steven E. Bartheidel, Hinckley, Minn., ATV – operation on roadway, $200.50. Elizabeth M. Bartheidel, Hinckley, Minn., ATV – operation on roadway, $200.50. Mark T. Bassing, Plymouth, Minn., operate boat without valid cert. number, $200.50. John A. Bassoni, Cumberland, unsafe lane deviation, $175.30. Dylan R. Behan, Webster, OWI, $691.50, 6-month DOT license revoked and order for assessment. Christine A. Benson, Grantsburg, speeding, $200.50. Kathy M. Bentley, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $200.50. Jonnie D. Bloemers, Brooklyn Center, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Thomas W. Bock, Andover, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Curtis J. Boettjer, So. St. Paul, Minn., fish without license, $192.70. Jeremiah J. Bonse, Grantsburg, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Randy Bowman, Grantsburg, lawn ordinance violation, $185.00. Matthew C. Brooks, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Joyce F. Brown, Spooner, operator violate red traffic light, $175.30. Kevin A. Bruss, Webster, seat belt violation, $18.00. Richard B. Cammack, Mendota Heights, Minn., speeding,



(Oct. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff vs. DAVID FOUKS; SHELLY FOUKS A/K/A SHELLY L. SWANSON; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 10 CV 312 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 29, 2010, in the amount of $194,069.18, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 8, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 5460 filed July 23, 2007, in Vol. 24 C.S.M., Pg. 145, as Doc. No. 734549, being Lots 3 and 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 5336 filed December 28, 2006, in Vol. 24 of C.S.M., Pg. 21, as Doc. No. 726610, located in the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 32 North, Range 19 West, Town of Farmington, Polk County, Wis. Together with and subject to a driveway agreement/easement recorded in Vol. 1007 of Rec., Pg. 649, as Doc. No. 735962. TAX KEY NO.: 022-00576-0300 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2464 30th Ave., Osceola, WI 54020. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 570582 WNAXLP

(Oct. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WILSON MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY and its insured, CATHY and RICKY SISTAD c/o HEMMER LAW OFFICES, LLC 5232 W. Oklahoma Ave. Suite 220 Milwaukee, WI 53219 Plaintiff, vs. LANCE M. ARTHURS 2789 100th St. Frederic, WI 54837 Defendant. SUMMONS The amount claimed exceeds $5,000.00 Case Code: 30301 12-CV-000-456 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To said defendant(s): You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is attached, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days after October 3, 2012, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233, and to HEMMER LAW OFFICES, LLC, the plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 5232 W. Oklahoma Ave., Ste. 220, Milwaukee, WI 53219-4598. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (40) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This communication is from a debt collector. Dated: September 25, 2012. HEMMER LAW OFFICES, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff By: Peter C. Hemmer Attorney at Law State Bar #1001042 HEMMER LAW OFFICES, LLC 5232 W. Oklahoma Ave. Ste. 220 Milwaukee, WI 53219-4598 570581 WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Trade Lake, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people: “Shall the person holding the office of Town Treasurer in the Town of Trade Lake be appointed by the Town Board?” A copy of the entire text of the ordinance directing the submission of the question can be obtained from the office of the town clerk. Done in the Town of Trade Lake, on April 12, 2012 570580 7L WNAXLP Deborah L. Christian, Clerk

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(Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BRANCH 2 BREMER BANK N.A. 8555 Eagle Point Blvd. P.O. Box 1000 Lake Elmo, MN 55042, Plaintiff, vs. Melanie S. Baumgartner 2498 20th Street Cumberland, WI 54829, and Stephen L. Anderson 1430 Elm Street Cumberland, WI 54829, and Discover Bank 6500 New Albany Road East New Albany, OH 43054 Defendants. Case No. 11 CV 568 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Foreclosure of Mortgage Code: 30404 By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on March 19, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Polk County Justice Center in the Village of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, in said County, on October 30, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map 16-54, Map No. 3541, a part of Government Lot 1 of Section 35, Township 36 North, Range 15 West (in the Township of McKinley), Polk County, Wisconsin. The above property is located at 2498 20th St., Cumberland, WI 54829. TERMS: 1. 10% cash or certified check down payment at time of sale, balance upon confirmation by Court. 2. Sale is subject to all unpaid real estate taxes and special assessments. 3. Purchaser shall pay any Wisconsin real estate transfer fee. 4. Property is being sold on an “as is” basis without warranties or representations of any kind. 5. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining possession of property. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 20th day of August, 2012. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin SCHOFIELD, HIGLEY & MAYER, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Bay View Offices, Suite #100 700 Wolske Bay Road Menomonie, WI 54751 568295 715-235-3939 WNAXLP

NOTICE OF MEETING Village of Frederic


The regular Monthly Village Board Meeting will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 7 p.m., at the Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W. Agenda will be posted at the Village Hall. Kristi Swanson 570686 7L Clerk


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(Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb, Plaintiff, vs. Lori L. Taylor and Unknown Spouse of Lori L. Taylor, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 12CV58 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Molly E. GaleWyrick PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered June 22, 2012, in the amount of $160,570.19, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: October 30, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Foyer Area of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West, Main St., Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. DESCRIPTION: Lot 8, Plat of Sunset View, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1655 164th St., Centuria, WI 54824. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff ECKBERG, LAMMERS, BRIGGS, WOLFF & VIERLING, PLLP Nicholas J. Vivian (#1047165) Joseph A. Larson (#1087685) Attorney for Plaintiff 430 Second Street Hudson, WI 54016 715-386-3733 Eckberg Lammers is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. If you are currently in bankruptcy or have been discharged in bankruptcy, this is not an attempt to collect the debt from you personally. 570318 WNAXLP

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Steven J. Johnson, 40, Pine City, Minn., operate without insurance, $200.50. Taylor J. Kegel, 32, Siren, battery, $330.50. Danielle L. McQuay, 24, Grantsburg, speeding, $127.50. Thomas P. Michaelson, 58, Spooner, hit and run, probation revoked, six-month jail sentence, eligible for community service; OWI and bail jumping, probation revoked, six-month jail sentence, concurrent with other sentence, each. Robert J. Oiyotte, 52, Webster, battery, $330.50. Jellisa A. Reynolds, 23, Shell Lake, theft, $330.50. Allen J. F. Rickford, 21, Siren, operate with PAC greater than .08, $691.50, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment. Anthony T. Thayer, 20, Danbury, criminal damage to property, one-year probation, sentence withheld, obtain GED, alcohol assessment, restitution, $539.33.




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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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Monthly Town Board Meeting Will Be Held Mon., Oct. 8, At 7 p.m. At The Town Hall, 612 Hwy. 8.

Kayla J. Cameron, 23, Hayward, possession of THC, oneyear probation, sentence withheld, absolute sobriety, no illegal drugs, $100.00. Kevin R. Fitzgerald, 42, St. Paul, Minn., operate with controlled substance, $691.50, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment. Natalie M. Fleischhacker, 28, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Steven K. Halvorson, 40, Grantsburg, operate while revoked, $330.50. Isaac L. Jewell, 21, Siren, violate absolute sobriety law, $389.50.


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George N. Kosmides, 24, Minneapolis, Minn., operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Thelma L. Mitchell, 43, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $150.10. Patricia A. Wagener, 50, Waconia, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jennifer L. Woodman, 28, Pine City, Minn., operate without valid license, $200.50. Paul W. Yambrick, 32, Siren, open intoxicants, $263.50. Joseph T. Anderson, 29, Siren, open intoxicants, $127.50. Alexia Buskirk, 22, Danbury, disorderly conduct, $330.50. Tyler D. Graybill, 26, Anchorage, Alaska, speeding, $250.90. Taylor J. Kegel, 32, Siren, battery, $330.50.


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Alwin Christopherson, 92, Grantsburg, died Sept. 17, 2012. Dale E. Featherly II, 40, Minong, died Sept. 8, 2012.

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Virginia L. Tonn, 84, St. Croix Falls, died Sept. 7, 2012. George J. Stannard, 85, St. Croix Falls, died Sept. 10, 2012. Eleanor L. Kreutzian, 89, Frederic, died Sept. 13, 2012. (Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Gordon Meland and Vida Meland, husband and wife, 25383 Iris Avenue, Forest Lake, MN 55025, Plaintiffs, vs. Mark P. Forster, c/o Peter Forster, 1549 120th Street, Centuria, WI 54824, and Cumberland Memorial Hospital, 1110 7th Avenue Cumberland, WI 54829, and Bobbye Svitak, 1930 220th Street Centuria, WI 54824, and State of Wisconsin Department Of Workforce Development, 201 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Code No. 30404 Case No. 12-CV-353 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered in the above-entitled action on the 9th day of August, 2012, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Polk County Courthouse in Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 16th day of October, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. the real estate directed by said judgment to be sold, and therein described as follows: Part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 8, Township 35 North of Range 17 West, Village of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at a point 314 feet North on the Section line of the corners of Sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, in Township 35 North, Range 17 West, and 143 feet East of said Section line, this being the point of beginning; thence East to the Southwest corner of Lot 13, Block 3, Baker’s Addition to the Village of Milltown; thence North on the West line of said Lot 13, 107.5 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 13; thence West to a point North of the point of beginning; thence South on a course parallel with the West line of said Lot 13 to the point of beginning. Dated this 30th day of August, 2012. /s/Polk County Sheriff George W. Benson Attorney for Plaintiffs Benson Law Office LLC Wis. State Bar No. 1012978 P.O. Box 370, Siren, WI 54872 715-349-5215 568883 WNAXLP

Soren A. Hansen, 91, Luck, died Sept. 14, 2012.

Carol V. Kelm, 96, Lake Elmo, Minn., died Sept. 14, 2012.

Shane M. Whalen, 40, Town of Farmington, died Sept. 21, 2012.

(Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, FSB Plaintiff vs. LARRY R. SODERBERG, et al. Defendant(s) Case No.: 11 CV 780 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 23, 2012, in the amount of $220,873.28, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 18, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 2129, recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 52, as Document No. 550431, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 22, Town 33 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin. PARCEL 2: Easement for ingress and egress set forth in Private Driveway Agreement as contained in Deed recorded in Volume 706 of Records, Page 465 as Document No. 553397. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: Lot 3 of the Certified Survey Map No. 2129, recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 52, Document No. 550431, located in the NW1/4 of the NW1/4, Section 22-33-16. Together with the Private Driveway Agreement and conveyance recorded in Volume 706 of Records, Page 466, as part of Document No. 553397. Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 870 88th Avenue, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 032-00617-0300. Dated this 30th day of August, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 569721 WNAXLP 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2113400

(Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff vs. CASSIE J. SCHROCK F/K/A CASSIE J. MOLINE, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 628 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 24, 2012, in the amount of $213,196.83, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 25, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lot 18 of Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, page 89 as Document No. 625668 located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 28, Township 35 North, Range 18 West, Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: The 66-footwide private ingress-egress easement as indicated on: Certified Survey Map No. 3482 recorded in Volume 15, page 249 as Document No. 619359, Certified Survey Map No. 3513 recorded in Volume 16, page 26 as Document No. 621054, Certified Survey Map No. 3505 recorded in Volume 16, page 18 as Document No. 620136, Certified Survey Map No. 3575 recorded in Volume 16, page 88 as Document No. 625667, Certified Survey Map No. 3574 recorded in Volume 16, page 87 as Document No. 625666, Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16, page 89 as Document No. 625668. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2137 192nd Avenue, Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 020-00709-1800. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2146120 570152 WNAXLP

(Oct. 3, 10, 17) 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-R3 by American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., its attorney-infact; Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW J. BIFULK and KATHRYN L. BIFULK, husband and wife; Defendants. Case No. 12-CV-317 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 July 3, 2012, in the amount of $139,552.02, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 1, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main St., Balsam Lake, WI. DESCRIPTION: Lot Five (5) of Certified Survey Map No. 2307 recorded in Volume 11 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 14, Document No. 559442, being part of Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 2111 recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 34, Document No. 548657, located in Government Lot 2, Section 34, Township 36 North, Range 16 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 883 250th Avenue, Town of Bone Lake. TAX KEY NO.: 012009030500. 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. 570583 WNAXLP

(Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Jeanne K. Pauls a/k/a Jeanne Pauls 626 220th Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No.: 12CV75 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on April 19, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: October 25, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Nine (9) of Certified Survey Map No. 3489 recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps on page 2 as Document No. 619512 said Certified Survey Map No. 3489 being part of Lots 6, 7, 8 and 9, PLAT OF RAMMER ACRES, located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4) and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4), Section Thirtytwo (32), Township Thirty-three (33) North of Range Eighteen (18) West; Town of Osceola in Polk County, Wisconsin; Together with an undivided 1/9 interest in Outlot of said Plat of Rammer Acres. Together with an easement to construct a water retention pond upon the South 2 acres of Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map No. 3129 recorded in Volume 14 of Certified Survey Maps page 151 as Document No. 600435, located in SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 32-33-18. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 626 220th Street, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020) Dated: August 20, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16016 568437 WNAXLP

(Oct. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BARRON COUNTY Busy B’s Service & Wash, Inc. 126 Ostermann Dr., P.O. Box 66 Turtle Lake, WI 54889 Creditor(s) vs. Jaris Johnson 406 220th Ave. Comstock, WI 54926 Debtor(s) Amended Motion and Order for Hearing on Contempt Case No. 12SC761 UNDER OATH, I STATE: 1. I was awarded a judgment for money damages under Ch. 799, Wis. Stats., against Jaris Johnson as judgment debtor on July 23, 2012, in the amount of $540.53. 2. A copy of the order for Financial Disclosure Statement was mailed or delivered to the judgment debtor. 3. More than 15 days have elapsed from the date of entry of judgment and the judgment debtor has failed to comply with the order of the court and has given no reason for the failure to comply. I ask that the court schedule a hearing to determine why the judgment debtor has failed to comply with the Order for Financial Disclosure Statement. State of WI, County of Barron. Subscribed and sworn to before me on September 7, 2012, Judy M. Holloway, Notary Public/ Court Official. My term expires: January 5, 2013. Edward A. Barnes, Judgment Creditor, Sept. 7, 2012. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The judgment debtor shall appear in person as stated below to answer why the judgment debtor has failed to comply with the Order for Financial Disclosure Statement, Oct. 19, 2012, 3:30 p.m., 1420 State Hwy. 25 N., Barron, WI 54812, Hon. James D. Babbitt presiding. 2. This motion and order shall be served on the judgment debtor by personal service, unless otherwise authorized by law in §801.14(1)(2), Wisconsin Statutes. 3. The judgment debtor may avoid appearing at this hearing only by, prior to the hearing date, either (a) paying the judgment in full, including costs and accrued interest, or (b) delivering an accurate and complete Financial Disclosure Statement to the judgment creditor. 4. If the judgment creditor does not appear at this hearing; this motion may be dismissed. A finding of contempt for nonappearance or failure to comply with the court’s order may result in any or all of the following penalties: • Imprisonment for up to 6 months. • Forfeiture of not more than $2,000 per day. • Any other order necessary to ensure your compliance. If you require reasonable accommodations, due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-5376266 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: Hon. James D. Babbitt Circuit Court Judge 570964 September 27, 2012 WNAXLP


TOWN OF LORAIN BOARD MEETING Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Lorain Town Hall


Due to company growth, we are looking for experienced welders for all shifts. Candidates will need to be proficient in the flux core and metal inert gas processes. Knowledge of T.I.G. and stick welding would be helpful. Needs to be able to work independently, with blueprints, custom fabrication and repair jobs. 1st- & 2nd-shift positions available. Applicants will be tested to determine starting wage. Schaffer Manufacturing offers a complete benefit package. Apply in person or mail/fax a resume. No phone calls please.

SCHAFFER MANUFACTURING 109 Industrial Ave. • Milltown, WI 54858

Fax: 715-825-2428

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Agenda: Call meeting to order; verify publication of meeting/roll call; approve minutes of previous meeting; approve treasurer’s report; motion to pay bills. Reports: Ambulance, Fire Dept., Roads, Comprehensive Land Use Commission. Road Gravel Update: Possible motion by the board to purchase gravel or property for gravel. Motion for adoption of Resolution to Propose Exceeding Levy Limits. Motion to set date for Special Town Meeting of the electors for the purpose of consideration the adoption of a resolution by the town electors endorsing a town board resolution which proposes the town levy which would exceed the allowable tax levy for 2012 by 35% which would be the dollar increase of $10,000 over the allowable levy for 2012. Mmotion to set date for Public Hearing for the 2013 Budget Proposal Motion to set date for Special Town Meeting of the electors to approve resolution to exceed levy limits and set overall levy. Additional agenda items for future meeting; motion to adjourn. Susan E. Hughes, Clerk 570973 7L 49a


Notices/Employment opportunities NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - VILLAGE OF LUCK NOTICE is hereby given that the Luck Village Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Luck Village Hall to consider a conditional use permit for the Luck School. The Luck School requests a conditional use permit for a lighted street sign. This notice is being provided pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 62.23(7). All interested parties are invited to come and be heard. Kevin Kress, Village Clerk 570937 7-8L WNAXLP

EXHIBIT B NOTICE OF ELECTION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LUCK November 6, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the School District of Luck on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people: “Shall the School District of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin, be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 for the public purpose of financing a school building improvement program, consisting of plumbing, electrical and HVAC improvements; roofing projects; building improvements and additions; and acquisition of equipment?” A copy of the entire text of the resolution directing submission of the question set forth above to the electorate and information concerning District boundaries can be obtained at the School District offices located at 810 7th Street South, Luck, WI 54853. Persons with questions regarding the referendum election should contact Rick D. Palmer, District Administrator. Done in the School District of Luck on (October 3, 2012) (October 4, 2012) LeRoy Buck, District Clerk 570755 7L WNAXLP


The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view the sites and will reconvene at 1 p.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. At that time, the applicant will inform the Board of their request. (The applicant must appear at 1 p.m. when the Board reconvenes at the Government Center.) JEAN/JIM BROST requests a variance to Article 11E4 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to construct a garage less than 35’ from the center of a private road. Property affected is: 1308 Deer Lake Park, Lot 13, Deer Lake Park, Sec. 25/T34N/R18W, Town of St. Croix Falls, Deer Lake (class 1). THOMAS REILLY requests a Special Exception to Article 8D3 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to create a campground (family use) as defined in the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance. Property affected is: 3438 103rd St., Lot 2, CSM Vol. 18/Pg. 122, Sec. 8/T37N/R16W, Town of Clam Falls, Knapp Flowage (class 3). DUSTIN BOOTH requests a Special Exception to Article 8D4 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to establish a business that is customarily found in a recreational area. Property affected is: 785 30th Ave., Lot 2, CSM Vol. 10/Pg. 193, Sec. 23/T32N/R16W, Town of Black Brook. MARK ZOIA, HEIDI WEAVER, JEFF & JILL RONNEBERG request a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to replace a deck 67’ from the ordinary high-water mark. Property affected is: 985 Lone Pine Ct., Lot 15, Klattsville, Sec. 14/T33N/R17W, Town of Garfield, Lake Wapogasset (class 1). 570246 6-7L 48a,d WNAXLP

OFFICIAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BURNETT COUNTY WILDLIFE DAMAGE ABATEMENT AND CLAIMS PROGRAM NOTICE is hereby given by the Burnett County Wildlife Damage and Abatement Claims Progam (WDACP) Burnett County, Wisconsin, that it will receive sealed bids for the purpose of supplying materials and installing a permanent woven-wire deer fence located in Burnett County. All bids will be received for the project until 4 p.m. local time on Monday, October 8, 2012, at the Burnett County Land & Water Conservation Department, 7410 County Road K, Siren, WI 54872. Bids will be publicly opened and read at the Burnett County Land and Water Conservation Office (address listed above) in Room 21, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 10 a.m. Bids must be date stamped by the soliciting purchasing agent on or before the date that the bid is due. Bids date stamped in another office will be rejected. Estimate of Material Quantities and Installation Specifications can be obtained by contacting Cindy Blonk, WDACP Specialist at (715) 349-2186 or at the above-listed address. This contract shall be subject to the laws of the State of Wisconsin and in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes s.29.598. In connection with the performance of work under this contract, the contractor agrees not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability as defined in s.51.01(5), Stats., sexual orientation as defined in s.111.32(13m), Wis. Stats., or national origin. The WDACP managing agencies reserve the right to reject any or all bids/proposals, to waive any technicality in any bid/proposal submitted and to accept any part of a bid/proposal as deemed to be in the 570426 6-7LWNAXLP best interest of the Burnett County WDACP.


The Siren Sanitary District will hold their monthly Board Meeting on Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Siren Town Hall. Immediately following the Sanitary District Meeting, the Town of Siren will hold their monthly Board Meeting at approximately 6:45 p.m. The agenda will be posted. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk, 715-349-5119 570981 7-8L WNAXLP


BUS DRIVERS WANTED Position: Unity School District is accepting applications for bus drivers. This position is for a regular route driver (morning and afternoon route). Requirements: Commercial driver’s license (CDL) with school bus endorsement required. Materials to obtain permit and assistance to obtain license are available. Qualified applicants will be given first consideration. How to Apply: Qualified, interested persons should apply by sending a letter of interest, district application (available at, and letters of recommendation to: Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator Unity School District 1908 150th Street, Hwy. 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267


TOWN OF DANIELS MONTHLY BOARD MEETING The Monthly Town Board Meeting will be held Tues., Oct. 9, 2012, at 7 p.m., at Daniels Town Hall.

AGENDA: Minutes & treasurer report; resolution for borrowing; review preliminary budge; appointment of poll workers for Nov. 6, 2012; ambulance contract; payment of town bills; and any other business properly brought before the board. Agenda will be posted at Daniels Town Hall 24 hours before meeting. Visit Daniels Township Web site Liz Simonsen, Clerk 570904 7-8L


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E.O.E. Unity School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, 570339 6-7L 48-49a,d emotional or learning disability.


(Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation 304 Cascade Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Plaintiff, vs. Brenda G. Johnson, through her heirs, 806 Horse Lake Lane Dresser, Wisconsin 54009, Mona L. Smith 806 Horse Lake Lane Dresser, Wisconsin 54009, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV181 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on July 27, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: November 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The following two parcels of land in Government Lot Two (2), Section Twenty-three (23), Township Thirty-three (33) North, Range Eighteen (18) West; Parcel One: Commencing at a point on the East line of said Government Lot 2, 798 feet North of the South quarter corner of said Section 23, thence West parallel to the North line of said Government Lot 2 a distance of 835 feet, to a point which is point of beginning of the parcel described herein, thence North 261 feet parallel with the East line of said Government Lot 2, thence West parallel with the North line of said Government Lot 2 to the East edge of the right of way of the town road which runs across said Government Lot 2 parallel to the East shore of Horse Lake, thence South

along said town road right of way a distance of approximately 261 feet to the South line of the first parcel described in deed recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Polk County in Volume 433 of Records, page 867, Document No. 403725, thence East along the South line of the first parcel described in deed recorded in the office of the Polk County Register of Deeds in Volume 433 of Records, page 867, Document No. 403725, to the point of beginning. Parcel Two: Commencing at a point on the East line of said Government Lot 2, 798 feet North of the South quarter corner of said Section 23, thence West parallel with the North line of said Government Lot 2 to an iron pipe stake on the meander line on the shore of Horse Lake, which is the point of beginning of the parcel herein described, thence Northerly along the meander line of Horse Lake a distance of 100 feet, thence East parallel with the North line of said Government Lot 2 to the West edge of the right of way of the town road, which runs across said Government Lot 2 parallel to the East shore of Horse Lake, thence South along said Town Road right of way a distance of approximately 100 feet, thence West parallel with the North line of said Government Lot 2 and along the South line of the first parcel described in deed recorded in the office of the Polk County Register of Deeds in Volume 433 of Records, page 867, Document No. 403725, to the point of beginning; EXCEPT parcels described in Volume 445 Records, page 135, Document No. 411413; Town of Osceola, Polk County Wisconsin (collectively, “Property”). (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 806 Horse Lake Lane, Osceola, Wisconsin) Dated: August 20, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16049 569309 WNAXLP

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Publication Title - Inter-County Leader Publication Number - 265-740 Filing Date - October 1, 2012 Issue Frequency - Weekly Number of Issues Published Annually - 52 Annual Subscription Price - $37.00 Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication - 303 North Wisconsin Avenue, Frederic, Polk County, WI 54837-0490. Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher - P.O. Box 490, Frederic, WI 54837-0490. Publisher - Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, 303 North Wisconsin Avenue, Frederic, WI 548370490. Editor - Gary B. King, 303 North Wisconsin Avenue, Frederic, WI 54837-0490, Managing Editor - Douglas Panek, 303 North Wisconsin Avenue, Frederic, WI 54837-0490. The Owner is Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, 303 North Wisconsin Avenue, Frederic, WI 54837-0490. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages or Other Securities - none. Publication Title - Inter-County Leader Issue Date for Circulation Data Below - 9-26-12 Actual Average No. No. Copies Copies Each of Single Issue Issue During Published Extent and Nature of Preceding 12 Nearest to Circulation Months Filing Date

a. Total Number of Copies (Net press run)........................................ 7,400 7,284 b. Paid Circulation (By Mail and Outside The Mail) (1) Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541 (Include paid distribution above nominal rate, advertiser’s proof copies, and exchange copies).............. 2,445 2,354 (2) Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS FORM 3541 (Include paid distribution above nominal rate, advertiser’s proof copies, and exchange copies. . 2,251 2,222 (3) Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, & Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS®.......................................... 2,214 2,216 (4) Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS (e.g. First-Class Mail®)...................................... 0 0 c. Total Paid Distribution (Sum of 15b(1), (2), (3) and (4)................... 6,910 6,792 d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (By Mail and Outside the Mail) (1) Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies Included on PS Form 3541. . . 51 51 (2) Free or Nominal Rate InCounty Copies Included on PS Form 3541.......................... (3) Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS (e.g. First-Class Mail)............ 0 0 (4) Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail (Carriers or other means)...................................... 56 56 e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (Sum of 15d (1), (2), (3) and (4)................................ 107 107 f. Total Distribution (Sum of 15c and 15e).......................................... 7,017 6,899 g. Copies not Distributed (See Instruction to Publishers #4 (page #3)).................................. 385 385 h. Total (Sum of 15f and g)............... 7,402 7,284 j. Percent Paid (15c divided by 15f times 100)................................ 98.47% 98.44% 16. Publication of Statement of Ownership Will be printed in the October 3, 2012, issue of this publication. I certify that all information on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties). Douglas Panek Manager 570814 7L WNAXLP


Notices/Employment opportunities


Unity School District



Position: Unity School District is currently accepting applications for Substitute Teachers and Substitute Educational Assistants. Requirements: All applicants must enjoy working with children and have strong communication skills. Substitute Teachers must hold or be eligible to obtain certification through Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and Substitute Educational Assistants must hold or be eligible for licensure as handicapped aide by WI DPI. CPR certification desired. How to Apply: Qualified, interested persons should apply by sending a letter of interest, District application (available at, and letters of recommendation to: Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator Unity School District 1908 150th Street, Hwy. 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 Deadline: Open Until Filled E.O.E. - Unity School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. 570965 7-8L 49-50a,d

The Next Meeting Of The Meenon Town Board Will Be Held On Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, At 7 p.m. At The Meenon Town Hall

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Agenda items to include: Clerk, Treasurer, Supervisors and Chairman’s reports; road report including Davis Drive deed/easement; pay bills, closed session to discuss employee job description/ contract; adjournment. Suzanna M. Eytcheson Town Clerk

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT Partisan Election November 6, 2012

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.


Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk. You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot. THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012. MILITARY ELECTORS SHOULD CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REGARDING THE DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING OR SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012. THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2, 2012. THE MUNICIPAL CLERK WILL DELIVER VOTED BALLOTS RETURNED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE OR COUNTING LOCATION BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012. ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL BE COUNTED BY THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS IF POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. ON THE FRIDAY FOLLOWING THE ELECTION. Type E Voting by Absentee Ballot is published on behalf of Burnett County Municipalities. To w n o f A n d e r s o n Jessica King, Clerk 2773 185th St. Luck, WI 54853 715-472-4753

To w n o f M e e n o n Suzanna M. Eytcheson, Clerk 2 5 8 6 3 E . B a s s L a k e . D r. W e b s t e r, W I 5 4 8 9 3 715-866-4893

To w n o f Tr a d e L a k e Deborah Christian, Clerk 13361 St. Rd. 48 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-488-2600

To w n o f B l a i n e Rita Ronnigen, Clerk 3 3 4 2 6 N o M a n s Tr a i l Minong, WI 54859 715-466-4884

To w n o f O a k l a n d Deanna Krause, Clerk 7 4 2 6 W. M a i n S t . P. O . B o x 6 7 5 W e b s t e r, W I 5 4 8 9 3 715-866-8213

To w n o f U n i o n David Olson, Clerk 8637 Grover Point Rd. D a n b u r y, W I 5 4 8 3 0 715-866-4129

To w n o f D a n i e l s Liz Simonsen, Clerk 8 8 5 1 Wa l d o r a R d . P. O . B o x 1 9 0 Siren, WI 54872 715-349-2291

To w n o f R o o s e v e l t Patricia Hayden, Clerk 2997 County Road EE Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-2468

To w n o f D e w e y Pamela Brown, Clerk 11 4 8 S w i s s C h a l e t R d . Shell Lake, WI 54871 7 1 5 - 4 6 8 - 7 111

To w n o f R u s k B o n n i e H a r d e r, C l e r k 26985 E. Benoit Lake Rd. S p o o n e r, W I 5 4 8 0 1 715-635-4723

To w n o f G r a n t s b u r g R o m e y N e l s o n , C l e r k - Tr e a s u r e r 11 8 E . M a d i s o n A v e . P. O . B o x 6 4 2 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5600

To w n o f S a n d L a k e P e g g y To l b e r t , C l e r k 25862 Normans Landing Rd. P. O . B o x 1 6 5 W e b s t e r, W I 5 4 8 9 3 715-866-4398

To w n o f J a c k s o n Lorraine Radke, Clerk 4742 County Rd. A W e b s t e r, W I 5 4 8 9 3 715-866-8412

To w n o f S c o t t Kim Simon, Clerk 28390 County Rd. H S p o o n e r, W I 5 4 8 0 1 O ff i c e 7 1 5 - 6 3 5 - 2 3 0 8

To w n o f L a F o l l e t t e L i n d a Te r r i a n , C l e r k 23928 Malone Rd. Siren, WI 54872 715-349-2531

To w n o f S i r e n M a r y H u n t e r, C l e r k 23340 Soderberg Rd. Siren, WI 54872 7 1 5 - 3 4 9 - 5 11 9

To w n o f L i n c o l n Wa n d a Wa s h k u h n , C l e r k 25603 Ice House Bridge Rd. P. O . B o x 2 9 6 W e b s t e r, W I 5 4 8 9 3 715-866-4201

To w n o f S w i s s Judith Dykstra, Clerk 7551 Main St. P. O . B o x 1 5 7 D a n b u r y, W I 5 4 8 3 0 715-656-3030

To w n o f W e b b L a k e Gail Keup, Clerk 2363 Escape Drive We b b L a k e , W I 5 4 8 3 0 715-259-3439 To w n o f W e s t M a r s h l a n d Margaret A. Hess, Clerk 25161 Spaulding Rd. Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-2922 To w n o f W o o d R i v e r Dawn Luke, Clerk 11 0 9 7 C r o s s t o w n R d . Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-689-2296 Vi l l a g e o f G r a n t s b u r g J e n n i f e r Z e i l e r, C l e r k 316 S. Brad St. Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-2405 Vi l l a g e o f S i r e n A n n P e t e r s o n , C l e r k - Tr e a s u r e r 2 4 0 4 9 F i r s t Av e . P. O . B o x 2 3 Siren, WI 54872 715-349-2273 Vi l l a g e o f We b s t e r Patrice Bjorklund, ClerkTr e a s u r e r 7 5 0 5 M a i n S t . W. P. O . B o x 2 5 W e b s t e r, W I 5 4 8 9 3 570585 7L WNAXLP 7 1 5 - 8 6 6 - 4 2 11

TOWN OF McKINLEY The Monthly Board Meeting For The Town Of Mckinley Will Be Held On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, At 7 p.m. Agenda will be posted.

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The October meeting of the Village Board of Siren will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Village Hall. Agenda posted. Ann Peterson 570685 Clerk-Treasurer 7L

Town of McKinley Deborah Grover, Clerk

NOTICE TOWN OF LUCK BOARD MEETING Thurs., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Town Hall

Agenda: 1. Reading of the minutes 2. Treasurer’s report 3. Review and pay bills 4. Discuss and act on moratorium for frac sand 5. Patrolman’s report Any additional agenda will be posted in the Luck Town Hall and clerk’s office. Lloyd Nelson, Clerk 570963 7L

POLK COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TENTATIVE REDISTRICTING PLAN Date of Hearing: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Location: Polk County Government Center, County Board Room 110 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday evening, October 11, 2012, commencing at 6 p.m., the Polk County Mid-Term Redistricting Committee will hold a public hearing to receive a presentation and citizen input commentary concerning the proposed Tentative Redistricting Plan for lowering the number of Polk County Supervisory Districts from 23 to 15. At 7 p.m. on October 11, immediately following the public hearing, the Redistricting Committee will meet to consider and act to recommend a plan to the Polk County Board of Supervisors for the November County Board Meeting. A copy of the proposed tentative plan is reviewable on the Polk County Web site at or at the Polk County Clerk office, 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The public hearing is open to the public according to Wisconsin State Statute 19.83. Persons with disabilities wishing to attend and/or participate are asked to notify the County Clerk’s office (715-483-9226) at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting time so all reasonable accommodations can be made. BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY CLERK 570452 48a,d 7L WNAXLP Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk


Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk. You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot. Town of Alden Judy Demulling, Clerk 183 155th St. Star Prairie, WI 54026 715-248-7859

Town of Georgetown Kristine Lindgren, Clerk 1913 W. Bone Lake Drive Balsam Lake, WI 54810 715-857-5788

Town of St. Croix Falls Janet Krueger, Clerk 1305 200th St. St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-1851

Town of Apple River Gloria Stokes, Clerk 612 U.S. Hwy. 8 Amery, WI 54001 715-268-9275

Town of Laketown Patsy Gustafson, Clerk 2773 230th St. Cushing, WI 54006 715-648-5569

Town of Sterling Julie Peterson, Clerk 13308 Bucklund Rd. Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-488-2735

Town of Balsam Lake Brian Masters, Clerk 1574 State Hwy. 46 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 715-554-2091

Town of Lorain Susan E. Hughes, Clerk 3340 15th St. Frederic, WI 54837 715-653-2629

Town of West Sweden Andrea Lundquist, Clerk 1535 345th Ave. Frederic, WI 54837 715-327-8650

Town of Bone Lake Darrell Frandsen, Clerk 954 280th Ave. Frederic, WI 54837-5002 715-472-8212

Town of Luck Lloyd Nelson, Clerk 1616 260th Ave. Luck, WI 54853 715-472-2037

Village of Dresser Jodi A. Gilbert, Clerk 102 W. Main St., P.O. Box 547 Dresser, WI 54009 715-755-2940

Town of Clam Falls Betty Knutson, Clerk 3335 90th St. Frederic, WI 54837 715-653-4206

Town of McKinley Deborah Grover, Clerk 2296 1st St. Cumberland, WI 54829 715-822-3864

Town of Eureka Michelle Tonnar, Clerk 2077 190th Ave. Centuria, WI 54824 715-646-2985

Town of Milltown Virgil Hansen, Clerk P.O. Box 100 Milltown, WI 54858 715-825-2494

Village of Frederic Kristi Swanson, Clerk P.O. Box 567 107 Hope Rd. W. Frederic, WI 54837 715-327-4294

Town of Farmington Debbie Swanson, Clerk 304 State Rd. 35 Osceola, WI 54020 715-294-2370

Town of Osceola Lorrain Rugroden, Clerk/Treas. P.O. Box 216 Dresser, WI 54009 715-755-3060

Town of Garfield Sue Knutson, Clerk 690 Minneapolis St. Amery, WI 54001 715-268-4857

City of St. Croix Falls Bonita Leggitt, Clerk 710 Hwy. 35 So. St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3929 Ext. 11

Village of Luck Kevin Kress, Clerk P.O. Box 315 Luck, WI 54853 715-472-2221

The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, November 1, 2012. Military electors should contact the municipal clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot. The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is October 22, 2012. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election, November 2, 2012. The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before election day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on November 6, 2012. Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if postmarked by election day and received no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday following the elec570296 48a,d 7L WNAXLP tion.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors declares and provides, as follows: Section 1. Issuance of Notes. The County shall issue approximately $1,890,000 in principal amount of its General Obligation Promissory Notes (the “Notes”) for the purpose above specified. Section 2. Sale of the Notes. The County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes and directs the officers of the County to take all actions necessary to negotiate the sale of the Notes with Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc. At its meeting on October 16, 2012, or a sub-sequent meeting, the County Board of Supervisors shall take further action to approve the details of the Notes and authorize the sale of the Notes. Section 3. Official Statement. The County Clerk shall cause an Official Statement concerning this issue to be prepared by Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc. The appropriate County officials shall determine when the Official Statement is final for purposes of Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12 and shall certify said Statement, such certification to constitute full authorization of such Statement under this resolution. Date Finance Committee Advised: September 5, 2012. Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to County Board: September 18, 2012. Submitted and sponsored by the Polk County Finance Committee: Gary P. Bergstrom. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, recommended and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on September 18, 2012, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 35-12: Resolution To Provide For The Sale Of Approximately $1,890,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, by a unanimous voice vote. Dated this 20th day of September, 2012, at Polk County, Wisconsin. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 35-12 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 35-12, Resolution To Provide For The Sale Of Approximately $1,890,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes. Motion (Bergstrom/Engel) to approve said resolution. Administrator Frey addressed the resolution. Motion to approve Resolution 3512 carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS September 18, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Chairman Johnson called the regular September 18, 2012, meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors to order at 3:30 p.m. Chairman Johnson recognized Carole Wondra, County Clerk, for purposes of receiving evidence on proper notice. County Clerk informed the County Board that notice of the agenda was properly posted in three public buildings, published in the county’s legal paper and posted on the county Web site the week of September 10, 2012. Chairman Johnson recognized Corporation Counsel Jeffrey Fuge for purposes of receiving legal opinion with respect to sufficiency of notice. The County Board received the verbal opinion of Corporation Counsel that the advance written notice posted and published as described by the County Clerk satisfied the applicable provisions of Wisconsin Open Meetings Law and notice provisions of County Board Rules of Order. Chairman Johnson recognized the County Clerk for purposes of taking roll call. The County Clerk took roll: 18 members present. Chairman Johnson announced that the Chair had granted Supervisors Brian Masters, Neil Johnson, Russ Arcand and Tom Magnafici each an excused absence. Absent at roll call was Supervisor Cockroft. Chairman Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Chairman Johnson announced that the time for reflection would be held later. Chairman Johnson called for a motion to approve the consent agenda as published. Motion (Jepsen/Luke) to approve the consent agenda, as published. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion to approve Consent Agenda carried by unanimous voice vote. Administrator Frey presented the Polk County 2013 Budget Recommendation to the County Board. Time was allowed for questions following the presentation. Chairman Johnson called for a recess at 5:15 p.m. County Board to reconvene at 6:30 p.m. Chairman Johnson called the regular meeting and opened the Public Hearing to order at 6:30 p.m. Chairman Johnson recognized the County Clerk for the purposes of taking roll call. The County Clerk took roll. 20 members present. Supvr. Russ Arcand joined the meeting at 6:30. Chairman Johnson requested public comment on the Public Hearing. None offered. Time was given for public comments. The time for reflection was filled during public comments by Resser Adams. Chairman Johnson presented the Chairman’s Report. Time was given for committee questions and answers by the board members. Chairman Johnson recognized County Administrator Frey for receipt of the County Administrator’s Report. Eric Kube, Executive Director for Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, gave a presentation to the county board on the current and future activities of the Habitat organization. Chairman Johnson again requested public comment with regard to the Public Hearing. None was offered, and Chairman Johnson closed the public hearing at 7:11 p.m.



RESOLUTION TO GRANT A ZONING DISTRICT CHANGE AND TO AMEND ZONING DISTRICT MAP FOR THE TOWN OF MILLTOWN TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF POLK WISCONSIN: WHEREAS, Wis Lar Farms has petitioned the Polk County Board of Supervisors requesting that a parcel of real estate be rezoned Commercial District, thereby removing said parcel from the Agricultural District; and WHEREAS, the Town Board of Milltown has not objected to said District Change; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., at the Polk County Government Center by the Land Information Committee of the Polk County Board of Supervisors as required by the provisions of Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69 (5) (e) regarding said District Change; and WHEREAS, at said public hearing no objections were filed with regard to said proposed Zoning District Change; and WHEREAS, the Land Information Committee of the Polk County Board of Supervisors has reviewed said proposed Zoning District Change and has recommended that the Polk County Board of Supervisors grant said proposed change. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors grants the proposed zoning change. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69(5)(e), the Polk County Board of Supervisors does hereby amend the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance to provide that the following described parcel of real estate be removed from the Agricultural District and be rezoned in the Commercial District: Beginning in the Northwest corner of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 31/T35N/R17W, thence south 200’; thence east 150’ to the Point of Beginning (POB); thence east 31’; thence south 56’; thence west 31’; thence north 56’ to the POB (1,736 sq. ft. - .04 acre), County of Polk, State of Wisconsin. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said district change to be recorded on the Zoning District map of the Town of Milltown, which is on file in the office of the Polk County Zoning Administrator pursuant to Section II (2) of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage & Publication. Submitted and sponsored by the Land Information Committee: Kim A. O’Connell, Herschel Brown, Warren Nelson, Craig Moriak, James S. Edgell. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on September 18, 2012, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 34-12: Resolution To Grant A Zoning District Change And To Amend Zoning District Map For The Town Of Milltown, by a unanimous voice vote. Dated this 20th day of September, 2012, at Polk County, Wisconsin. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 34-12 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 34-12, Resolution To Grant A Zoning District Change And To Amend Zoning District Map For The Town Of Milltown. Motion (O’Connell/Moriak) to approve said resolution. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion to approve Resolution 34-12 carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.


RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $1,890,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION PROMISSORY NOTES TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, Polk County, Wisconsin, (the “County”) is presently in need of approximately $1,890,000 for the public purpose of refunding obligations of the County, including interest on them, specifically, the outstanding General Obligation Promissory Notes, dated September 1, 2005; and WHEREAS, it is desirable to borrow said funds through the issuance of general obligation promissory notes pursuant to Section 67.12(12), Wis. Stats.

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RESOLUTION TO FILE REQUEST FOR WAIVER FROM STATE MANDATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 66.0143 - MANDATE TO PROVIDE CERTAIN AUDIT REPORTS CONCERNING HUMAN SERVICES PURCHASE OF CARE AND SERVICES CONTRACTS UNDER SECTIONS 46.036 AND 49.34 TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes §§ 46.036 and 49.34 prescribe the manner in which the Polk County Human Services Department may authorize and contract for client care and services; and WHEREAS, Wis. Stat. §§ 46.036 (4)(c) and 49.34(4)(c) provide that contracts with providers must include a provision that requires providers to, as a condition of reimbursement, provide the county, as purchaser, with a certified financial and compliance audit report if the care and services exceeds $25,000, unless said state mandate is waived by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families; and WHEREAS, Wis. Stat. §§ 46.036 (5m)(f) and 49.34(5m)(f) require, among things, providers to provide to any purchaser and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families any audit reports to any purchaser and the department according to standards specified in the provider's contract and any other standards that the department may prescribe; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Human Services Department presently contracts annually with 20 to 25 providers that are paid between $25,000 and $100,000 per year; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 66.0143, allows a county to apply for and to receive a waiver from those state mandates which do not relate to health or safety; and WHEREAS, said waivers are effective for four (4) years and may be renewed for additional 4-year periods; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Human Services Department has successfully received waivers from the state mandate set forth in Wis. Stat. §§ 46.036 (4)(c) and 49.34(4)(c), so as to only require certified financial and compliance audit reporting for those purchase of care and service contracts that exceed $75,000; and WHEREAS, the current waiver expires on December 31, 2012, and it is in the interest of Polk County and the clients served by the Polk County Human Services Department to apply for a waiver of the state mandate set forth in Wis. Stat. §§ 46.036 (4)(c) and 49.34(4)(c) so as to require certified financial and compliance audit reporting for those contracts for the purchase of care and service that exceed $100,000; and WHEREAS, it is in the interest of Polk County and the clients served by the Polk County Human Services Department to apply for a waiver of the state mandates set forth in Wis. Stat. §§ 46.036 (5m)(f) and 49.34(5m)(f), such that only those contracts with the Polk County Human Services Department for the purchase of care and service that exceed $100,000 will require providers to provide the County audit reports. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with Wis. Stat. § 66.0143( (2)(a) 1. and 2., the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes the Polk County Human Services Department to file an application for waiver of state mandate of the audit requirements set forth in Wis. Stat. §§ 46.036 (4)(c) and (5m)(f) and 49.34(4)(c) and (5m)(f) on all purchase of care and services contracts through the Human Services Department, that are less than $100,000.00, instead of $25,000 or more. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in adopting this resolution, the Polk County Board of Supervisors certifies that mandate for which the application of the waiver is authorizes does not relate to "health" or “safety” as such terms are used in Wis. Stat. § 66.0143 (2)(a)1. and 2. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Human Services Department, the Polk County Clerk and the Polk County Department of Administration are directed to collaborate to forward to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families a certified copy of this resolution and the necessary application for Local Appeal for Exemption from State Mandates. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: Gary P. Bergstrom. Effective date: Upon Passage. Submitted upon recommendation of the Polk County Human Services Board: George Stroebel, Bill Alleva, Marvin Caspersen, David Markert, Brian Masters, Kristine Kremer-Hartung and Tim Strohbusch. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, recommended and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on September 18, 2012, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 36-12: Resolution To File Request For Waiver From State Mandate Pursuant To Section 66.0143 - Mandate To Provide Certain Audit Reports Concerning Human Services Purchase Of Care And Services Contracts Under Sections 46.036 and 49.34, by a unanimous voice vote. Dated this 20th day of September, 2012, at Polk County, Wisconsin. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Dated: Sept. 20, 2012 Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: Sept. 20, 2012

OCTOBER 3, 2012 - INTER-COUNTY LEADER - NEWS SECTION - A - PAGE 37 Res. 36-12 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 36-12, Resolution To File Request For Waiver From State Mandate Pursuant To Section 66.0143 - Mandate To Provide Certain Audit Reports Concerning Human Services Purchase Of Care And Services Contracts Under Section 46.046 And 49.34. Motion (Caspersen/Stroebel) to approve said resolution. Human Services Director Gene Phillips addressed the resolution. Motion to approve Resolution 36-12 carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

b. Financing team. The financing team is comprised of outside financial specialists who assist it in developing a debt issuance strategy, preparing bond documents and marketing bonds to investors. The members of this team include its financial advisor, bond counsel, underwriter and County representatives (the finance manager, corporation counsel and treasurer, with the county administrator serving as an ex officio member). Other outside firms, such as those providing paying agent/registrar, trustee, credit enhancement, verification, escrow, auditing or printing services, may be retained as required. The financing team must review the overall financing strategy of the County and make recommendations to the county administrator and County Board prior to the issuance of any debt. c. County administrator. The county administrator is responsible for overseeing the work of the finance manager in debt issuance and making a recommendation to the finance committee and County Board based on the recommendation of the financing team. The county administrator is also responsible for incorporating debt service costs in the annual budget and assuring that adequate funds will be available in future year budgets to pay debt service costs. d. Finance committee. The finance committee must review the report received from the financing team and recommendation by the county administrator prior to the issuance of any new debt. Based on this information, the finance committee must make a recommendation to the County Board as to the amount of issuance, repayment structure, purchase of insurance and other relevant factors. e. County Board. The County Board has overall responsibility for the issuance of any debt pursuant to State and Federal law and regulations.


RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A DEBT MANAGEMENT POLICY TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, relative to county government, a debt management policy is a set of written guidelines and restrictions that affect the amount and type of debt issued by a county government, the issuance process and the management of a debt portfolio; and WHEREAS, a debt management policy improves the quality of decisions, provides justification for the structure of debt issuance, identifies policy goals and demonstrates a commitment to long-term financial planning, including a multiyear capital plan; and WHEREAS, the adoption of a debt management policy and adherence to a debt management policy signals to rating agencies and the capital markets that the county government is well managed and should meet its obligations in a timely manner and, as a result, strengthens the financial rating of the county government; and WHEREAS, in accordance with best practice recommendations of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), it is in the interest of Polk County to adopt a comprehensive written debt management policy and review them at least annually and revise them as necessary. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors does hereby adopt the Debt Management Policy, attached hereto and incorporated herein. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors directs the County Clerk to assign a policy number as the County Clerk may determine to said adopted policy as a financial policy of Polk County and to cause said adopted policy to be posted to the Polk County Web site and distributed to each county department. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Date Finance Committee Advised: September 5, 2012. Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to County Board: September 18, 2012. Submitted and sponsored by: Gary P. Bergstrom, Kathryn Kienholz, Neil Johnson and Kristine Kremer-Hartung. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, recommended and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on September 18, 2012, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 37-12: Resolution To Adopt A Debt Management Policy, by a unanimous voice vote. Dated this 20th day of September, 2012, at Polk County, Wisconsin. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: Sept. 20, 2012 Debt Management Policy Section 1: Introduction 1. Contents and scope. This policy governs the issuance and management of debt by Polk County or its agencies, subject to other relevant policies adopted by the Polk County Board of Supervisors including, but not limited to, policies on fund balance, procurement, investment, and budget preparation and execution. This policy is also subordinate to any relevant State or Federal law or regulation. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this policy, the following terms have the meanings given: a. County means Polk County, Wisconsin; b. Debt means a sum of money due a third party at an express future date through legal agreement or contract entered into by Polk County or its constituent agencies; c. Direct debt means debt payable from general revenues, including capital leases; d. Revenue debt means debt payable from a specific pledged revenue source; e. Advance refunding means issuing debt obligations in advance of a call date for an obligation to obtain a interest rate savings; f. Conduit debt means debt payable by third parties for which Polk County does not provide credit or security; g. County Board means the Polk County Board of Supervisors; and h. GFOA means the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Section 2: Long-term planning of county indebtedness 1. Debt affordabirity study a. Finance manager. The finance manager must annually prepare a debt affordability report for the County Board on all existing County debt and, prior to recommending issuance or refinancing, be revised to incorporate any new proposed County debt. This report must include an assessment of the County’s ability to generate and pay debt and include a recommendation as to the ongoing affordability of that debt and of any new potential issuance. This report must include measures of debt capacity and relative debt position compared, where possible, to other counties, rating agency standards and Polk County’s historical ratios to determine debt affordability. b. Finance committee. The finance committee must annually review the debt affordability report prepared by the finance manager and make a recommendation to the County Board prior to the approval of issuance of any new debt. The finance committee must also review the capital improvement plan annually as provided in the budget preparation and execution policy and make recommendations as to its modification to the County Board to maintain debt affordability. 2. Capital improvement plan. As provided in the budget preparation and execution policy, the county administrator must annually submit a five-year capital improvement plan for all departments along with the annual budget incorporating that year's capital budget. The capital improvement plan must provide information as to specific items to be purchased, their priority in accord with the priority set by the County Board, alternatives should the purchase not occur or occur at a later date, financing options and associated performance measures. In proposing the use of debt issuance for capital improvements to be incorporated in the annual capital budget, the administrator must demonstrate why other financing sources are unavailable or inappropriate. Section 3: Debt issuance 1. Responsibilities. In issuance of new debt, the following agents have the responsibilities herein provided them in addition to any other responsibility assigned by State or Federal law or regulation: a. Finance manager. The finance manager must oversee and coordinate the timing, issuance process and marketing of the County's borrowing and capital funding activities required in support of the capital improvement plan. In recommending such an issuance, the finance manager must report on how this issuance results in stable debt service so as to allow for a consistently low average interest rate over the long term.

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2. Purposes. The county administrator may recommend the use of debt by type for the following purposes: a. Direct debt. The use of direct debt may be proposed only to finance capital improvements with a probable useful life of at least five years and which directly benefit County government operations; b. Revenue debt. The use of revenue debt may be proposed only when the relationship between the revenue source and the debt incurred is clear and direct, when the capital improvement has a probable useful life of at least five years, when the improvement directly benefits County government operations and when the use of this financing method can be demonstrated to have no negative impact on the County’s credit rating or interest rate to be paid on any future obligations; c. Conduit debt. The approval of conduit debt may be proposed only when the debt serves a public purpose of benefit to the citizens of Polk County, has no direct or indirect negative impact on the County's credit rating or interest rate to be paid on any future obligations and where adequate assurances can be provided as to the borrower’s creditworthiness; d. State revolving loan funds. Loans from the State of Wisconsin may be proposed when financing terms are more favorable than other options, including costs of issuance and all other considerations with respect to direct debt are met; and e. Interfund borrowing. Interfund borrowing maybe proposed in the annual budget recommendation for purposes of short-term cash flow needs or, in the case of enterprise funds, where there is reason to believe that any budgetary shortfall may be resolved in the next two years. f. Construction notes. Construction notes may be proposed as part of a comprehensive financing plan that provides for their repayment from other borrowing sources. 3. Term-of-debt repayment. Borrowings by the County must mature over a term that does not exceed 75 percent of the economic life of the improvements they finance and usually no longer than 20 years, unless special structuring elements require a specific maximum term to maturity. The County must finance improvements with a probable useful life less than five years using sources other than borrowing. Bonds sold for the purchase of equipment with a probable useful life exceeding five years must be repaid over a term that does not exceed such useful life. 4. Legal borrowing limitations. The County must be in compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws relating to debt issuance and management including, but not limited to, laws restricting the amount of issuance, arbitrage rules, restrictions on use of bond proceeds, disclosure and filing requirements. 5. Debt features. a. Original issue discount or premium. The County’s bonds may be sold at a discount or premium, in order to achieve effective marketing, achieve interest cost savings or meet other financing objectives. The maximum permitted discount is stated in the Notice of Sale accompanying the County's preliminary official statement on the Bond Purchase Agreement, as applicable. b. Debt service structure and level debt service. The County must primarily finance its long-lived municipal improvements over a 20-year term or less, on a level debt service basis, to minimize the impact on the annual budget. c. Call provisions. In preparation for the issuance of new debt, the finance manager must evaluate the cost of early calls and include such documentation in the report prepared for consideration by the finance committee and County Board, with an accompanying recommendation by the county administrator. Such options must take into account any premium for an early call, the overall ability of the County to refinance new and existing obligations should interest rates fall or for other reasons should it become advantageous for the County to restructure, defease or pay off obligations. d. Interest rates. The County must first consider the use of fixed rate debt to finance it capital needs, except for short-term needs (such as shortlived assets) that will be repaid or refinanced in the near term; and may consider variable rate debt under favorable conditions. 5. Method of sale. The county administrator must recommend a method of sale that is the most appropriate in light of financial, market, transactionspecific and County-related conditions, and explain the rationale for this recommendation to the finance committee and County Board. a. Competitive sales. The recommendation by the county administrator must be based on a competitive sale unless explicit reasons for not so doing are provided. The recommendation must incorporate terms of sale that encourage as many bidders as practical and that would assist in obtaining the lowest possible interest rates on its bonds. b. Negotiated sales. When certain conditions favorable for a competitive sale do not exist and when a negotiated sale will provide significant benefits to the County that would not be achieved through a competitive sale, the county administrator may recommend that the debt obligations be sold through a private placement or negotiated sale. Such determination must be made on an issue-by-issue basis, for a series of issues, or for part or all of a specific financing program. Such sales must also be accompanied by full disclosure of all financial aspects including clear demonstration of cost savings through using this method. Section 4: Refinancing of outstanding debt. 1. Conditions. The county administrator may recommend refinancing of outstanding debt under the following circumstances: a. Debt service savings. The county administrator may recommend the refinancing of outstanding long-term debt when such refinancing allows the County to realize significant debt service savings of at least two percent of the remaining obligation without lengthening the term of refinanced debt and without increasing debt service in any subsequent fiscal year. The county administrator may also recommend debt refinancing when a primary objective would be the elimination of restrictive covenants that limit County operations;.


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Johnnie M. Morris, Amery, possess open intoxicants in MV, $263.50; failure to notify police of accident, $263.50. Rawn A. Ohnstad, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Carl W. Olson, Osceola, speeding, $200.50. Eric P. Olson, Amery, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Frederick T. Pasno, Somerset, possession of illegal-size fish, $222.90. Roshelle L. Pearson, Frederic, operating while revoked, $200.50. Shannon R. Peterson, Hopkins, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Daniel T. Petherbridge, Dresser, operating w/o valid license, $200.50. William E. Phelps, Long Lake, Minn., speeding, $222.70. Ronald D. Pittman, Hudson, speeding, $200.50. Timothy J. Points, Amery, fail/stop at stop sign, $175.30. Susan E. Punch, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Chad P. Roy, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Justin M. Runberg, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $175.30. Brenden R. Sailors, Laramie, Wyo., seat belt violation, $10.00. Lynne S. Sandbeck, Amery, speeding, $250.90. Ian A. Schrack, Hudson, cliff jumping, $150.10. Robert J. Schrock Jr., Broken Arrow, Okla., speeding, $175.30. Chadwick A. Schwartz, Amery, speeding, $175.30.

April Y. Simmons, Hudson, speeding, $175.30. Nicole E. Stewart, Frederic, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00. Ronda R. Stewart, Amery, speeding, $200.50. Kimberly J. Strom-Gottfried, Frederic, speeding, not guilty plea. Patrick S. Swanson, Minneapolis, Minn., fail/transfer cert. of number of title, $162.70. Keith A. Switzer, Cromwell, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Leslee A. Thomas-Donovan, Woodbury, Minn., operating boat towing skier after dark, $175.30. Jason T. Vlasnik, Luck, underage drinking, $263.50; ID card violations, $515.50. Steven F. Vold, Centuria, seat belt violation, $10.00. Tyler J. Waalen, Clayton, speeding, $295.00. Leanne J. Walker, River Falls, speeding, $200.50. Douglas E. Weller, Centuria, seat belt violation, $10.00; twice. Duane J. Wille, Center City, fish > 3 hooks/lines/baits, $182.70. Jonathan M. Wineinger, Balsam Lake, speeding, $175.30. Alyssa D. Winkelman, Osceola, permit operation of a motorboat or personal watercraft by underage person, $162.70. Mark D. Woulf, Centennial, Co., speeding, $175.30. Robert A. Wright, New Phila, Ohio, fish without license, $192.70.

Gregory A. Wunderlin, Cassville, possess fish 76 percent or more over limit, not guilty. William R. Wuorenma, Turtle Lake, operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Nicholas S. Yannarelly, Hudson, riding on boat decks/gunwales, $175.30. Adam D. Andersen, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Madeline L. Anderson, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Vernon W. Andren, Madison, speeding, $175.30. Dylan P. Annis, Osceola, no catalytic converter, $175.30. Andrea C. Arts, Appleton, speeding, $175.30. Bryan R. Balog, Amery, automobile following too close, not guilty plea. Richard E. Bloomquist, Cambridge, Minn., operate w/o valid license, $200.50; operate vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Abbe L. Bonicatto, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Wayne A. Boutain, Hastings, Minn., speeding, operate w/o carrying license, not guilty pleas; speeding, $175.30; operate w/o valid license $200.50; improper registration of vehicle, $175.30. John E. Brown, Amery, speeding, $200.50. Joseph C. Casey, Luck, improper registration of vehicle, not guilty plea. Mark D. Christopherson, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Ivan M. Chuy, Amery, speeding, $175.30; operate w/o valid license, $200.50.

Melissa A. Clark, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Lee A. Coleman, Turtle Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Eric A. Cook, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Dallas J. Coury, Balsam Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. Jacqueline A. Duke, Luck, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Lisa J. Ehni, Fessenden, N.D., speeding, $175.30. Christian W. Fogerty, Forest Lake, Minn., disorderly conduct, $263.50. Taylor L. Frisle, Clayton, speeding, $175.30. David A. Galetka, River Falls, speeding, $175.30. Linnia Garbow, Luck, operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Craig J. Gardner, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Leroy J. Gerving, Osceola, speeding, $175.30. Timothy J. Guthrie, Cumberland, speeding, $200.50. Charles P. Hall, Balsam Lake, improper registration of vehicle, $175.30; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Steven G. Hanacek, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Tiffani J. Harding, Red Wing, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Russel J. Harr, Luck, disorderly conduct w/MV, $263.50; possess open intoxicants in MVdriver, $263.50. Michael R. Harrison, Frederic, retail theft, $338.50.

b. Defeasance. The County may refinance outstanding debt, either by advance refunding to the first call or by defeasance to maturity, when the public policy benefits of replacing such debt outweigh the costs associated with new issuance as well as any increase in annual debt service. 2. Advance refunding. The county administrator may propose advance refunding of any obligation when overall savings, including the cost of issuance and other costs, result in significant debt service savings of at least three percent of the remaining obligation, the length of the term of refinanced debt does not exceed the overall term and any extension of call date does not interfere with the ability to manage County debt service.

Casey R. Mara, Frederic, possess open intoxicants in MVdriver, $200.50. Stephanie A. Marschall, Farmington, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeffrey A. Mason, Nevada, Iowa, speeding, $200.50. Thomas E. McKenzie, Marquette, Mich., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Amanda L. MonsonMuseus, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Allen H. Nelson, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Daniel P. Nelson, Owatonna, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Brian G. Newville, Osceola, operate motor vehicle w/o adequate muffler, $175.30. Igor D. Niaga, Asheville, N.C., speeding, $200.50. Eric C. Ouren, Kasota, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Larry A. Page, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Gail L. Pearson, Balsam Lake, speeding, $175.30. Amanda R. Pechaver, Clear Lake, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Timothy W. Peters, Haven, Fla., speeding, $175.30. Timothy J. Points, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Aristotle V. Postiglione, Mendota Heights, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Janet B. Prospal, Cumberland, speeding, $175.30. Shaurette D. Reynolds, Webster, speeding, $200.50.

WHEREAS, it is estimated that work conducted on NIVD cases costs the CSA approximately $5,000.00 per year, and if fees were charged to NIVD clients for certain services, the resulting revenues would offset such amount as well as provide NIVD clients an incentive to enroll in the IVD program, thereby reducing county subsidization of unfunded mandated services; and WHEREAS, the movement of more NIVD cases to the IVD caseload is beneficial to CSA beyond the cost of payment for services because NIVD cases are statistically better-paying cases, and this would have a positive effect on agency performance goals, and further, the increase in the IVD caseload size would provide the CSA with a larger percentage of federal incentive funds, thereby reducing the program reliance on county levy; and, WHEREAS, counties may elect to charge a fee for NIVD services and selective IVD services, specifically, providing payment histories, and your undersigned committee does believe it is in the best interest of Polk County to adopt the fee schedule that is attached hereto. NOW, THEREFORE, the Polk County Board of Supervisors does ordain as follows: 1. The Child Support Agency shall charge the following fees for the belowdescribed services: a) Account reconciliation with certification of arrears in NIVD cases: $35.00 for each year certified. b) Printed payment history in all cases, both IVD and NIVD: $35.00 for each request. c) Certified copy of payment history in NIVD cases: $35.00 for each year certified. d) Sending income withholding order in NIVD cases: $35.00 for each order sent. e) Credit account for direct payments in NIVD cases: $35.00 for each request. 2. These fees shall be effective on October 1, 2012. 3. The fees established above may be revised as appropriate by resolution of the Polk County Board of Supervisors when adopting the county budget pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 65.90. Funding amount: Fee revenue in the estimated amount of $900.00 per fiscal year will result from adoption and implementation of this ordinance. Funding source: User Fees. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage and Publication - Prospective to October 1, 2012. Date Submitted to County Board: August 21, 2012. Public Hearing: September 18, 2012. County board action: Adopted by unanimous voice vote. Submitted upon recommendation by the Polk County Public Protection and Judicial Committee: Jay Luke, Jared Cockroft, Kim A. O’Connell and Gary P. Bergstrom. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on September 18, 2012, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Ordinance 38-12: Ordinance To Establish Fees For Unfunded Services Required By The Child Support Program Contract, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 38-12 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Ordinance 38-12, Ordinance To Establish Fees For Unfunded Services Required By The Child Support Program Contract. Motion (O'Connell/Brown) to approve said resolution. Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge addressed the resolution. Motion to approve Resolution 38-12 carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted. Supervisors reports were given. Motion (Brown/D. Johansen) to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned 7:25 p.m. On September 19, 2012, the Finance Committee approved the transfer of funds from the Polk County Contingency Fund for $6,883.14 to Buildings for the purchase of Johnson Controls Project final expenses in accordance with Wisconsin Statute 65.90(5)(b).

Section 5. Management practices 1. Credit rating agency relationships. The finance manager is responsible for maintaining relationships with the rating agencies that assign ratings to the County’s various debt obligations. This effort includes providing periodic updates on the County's general financial condition along with coordinating meetings and presentations in conjunction with a new debt issuance. The finance manager must request ratings prior to the sale of securities from at least one of the major rating agencies for municipal bond public issues. Currently, these agencies are Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Corporation. The finance manager or county administrator must provide a written and/or oral presentation to the rating agency(ies) to assist in their evaluations. The finance manager must make every reasonable effort to maintain or improve the County’s general obligation bond credit ratings and demonstrate such in his/her report to the county administrator for incorporation into the report to the finance committee and County Board. 2. Formal fiscal policies. The county administrator must annually review the County's formal fiscal policies including the Investment Policy, General Fund Reserve Policy, Budget Policy, Purchasing Policy and this Debt Management Policy. 3. Rebate reporting and covenant compliance. The finance manager is responsible for maintaining a system of record keeping and reporting to meet the arbitrage rebate compliance requirements of the federal tax code and/or contracting for such service. This effort includes tracking investment earnings on debt proceeds, calculating rebate payments in compliance with tax law and remitting any rebatable earnings to the federal government in a timely manner in order to preserve the tax-exempt status of the County's outstanding debt issues. Additionally, the finance manager must monitor general financial reporting and certification requirements embodied in bond covenants to ensure that all covenants are complied with. 4. Reporting Practices. The county administrator must ensure that the County is in compliance with the standards of the Government Finance Officers Association for financial reporting and budget presentation and the disclosure requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Section 6. Severability. If any portion of this policy is found to be in violation of State or Federal law, that portion is to be considered null and void. Res. 37-12 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 37-12, Resolution To Adopt A Debt Management Policy. Motion (Stroebel/Jepsen) to approve said resolution. Administrator Frey addressed the resolution. Motion to approve Resolution 37-12 carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.


ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH FEES FOR UNFUNDED SERVICES REQUIRED BY THE CHILD SUPPORT PROGRAM CONTRACT WHEREAS, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.53, Polk County must administer the Wisconsin child support program at a local level consistent with the terms and provisions of a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.53 and consistent with the term and provisions of said contract, the Polk County Child Support Agency (hereafter “CSA”) provides federally funded child support enforcement services under a program known as IVD (pronounced 4-D), and IVD cases are worked by CSA staff to establish paternity, child support obligations and enforcement as a result of a referral to CSA by the Department of Human Services because the parties to the case are receiving public assistance or because the customer applied for CSA services; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.53 and consistent with the term and provisions of said contract, the CSA also provides certain unfunded mandated services to NIVD (pronounced non-4-D) cases where there is not an application for CSA services and/or where there is no public assistance being received by the parties in the case; and WHEREAS, although attorneys typically represent the parties in NIVD cases, the cases are entered into the KIDS system by CSA for tracking financial billing and payments, but CSA receives no Federal reimbursement for work conducted on these types of cases; and

James I. Hastert, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Brett J. Haus, Prior Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jennie L. Hawkins, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Kristine J. Hendrickson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Karen L. Heyer, Star Prairie, speeding, $175.30. Brenda K. Hochstetler, Luck, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, not guilty plea. Zachariah Z. Horne, Andover, Minn., speeding, $263.50. William E. Hulbert, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Michael A. Jacob, Amery, hit and run property adjacent to highway, $263.50; drink open intoxicants in MV-driver, $200.50. Kari E. Jereczek, Circle Pines, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Brent E. Johnson, Clear Lake, speeding, $250.90. Jonathan D. Johnson, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Ivane E. Jordan, Clayton, speeding, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Paul W. Kruger, Osceola, OU p/c w/motor vehicle, $187.90. Jacob M. Langevin, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Erik A. Langsdorf, Andover, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Forest A. Lee, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Richard L. Loomis, Osceola, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50.


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I, Carole T. Wondra, County Clerk for Polk County, do hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the County Board Proceedings of the Polk County Board of Supervisors Session held on September 18, 2012. Carole T. Wondra Polk County Clerk


Siren Harvestfest 2012


Taste of Siren event kicks off annual Harvestfest by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer SIREN—Nearly 100 people enjoyed samples of food and wine from area restaurants and stores while raising money for Moms for Kids, a support group and scholarship organization for students of Siren School District, at the Taste of Siren event Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Lakeview Event Center. The annual event is sponsored by the Siren Chamber of Commerce to showcase the area’s diverse food offerings and benefit a different local charity each year. This year’s featured organization, Moms for Kids, always tries to emphasize the “fun” in “fundraising,” so they used carnival games as a way to earn extra chances to win a great selection of prizes, including cash and a Kindle Fire. Other Harvestfest events Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 2730, included a classic car show, a farmers market, an artisan and crafters fair, and special sales or promotions at area retailers.

One of the many tastes of Siren is barbecued ribs from The Pour House.

Plenty of valuable prizes for both men and women filled the tables at the Taste of Siren fundraiser to benefit Moms for Kids during Harvestfest, Thursday, Sept. 27.

This old red Ford caused drivers on the highway to pull over to get a better look.

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(L to R) Holly Mangelsen, Chef Jon Dykman, Jake Mangelsen and Kim Jewell provided cooking demonstrations and samples from both the Acorn Pantry and the Chattering Squirrel, including an Ahi Tuna Club sandwich and Italian dessert. – Photos by Jean Koelz


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Doomed century-old Luck mill goes dark by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LUCK – The wafting odor of aged barn settles like a wool blanket over a fresh nose the first time entering the old Luck mill complex; livestock feed, fertilizers, bedding, grain, chemicals, dirt and century-old wood all fight for olfactory attention. In its final moments, the old mill was emptied out, likely for the first time since Teddy Roosevelt was president. Without the bags of feed and seed, ribbons of unfettered sunlight filter through a handful of dusty paned windows, seeming to melt as the light hits the grayed oak flooring. With no product up against the walls, spiked breezes seem to squeeze through holes in the cobbled old tin that lines the chutes and flutes of the maze of wood walls and dividers. The winds swirled up the aged dust in little clouds off the floor as workers move the final pallets of product and supplies. It wasn't really sad as much as accepted and inevitable. Like the last train that ran the rail line beside the mill, time has been a harsh mistress for granaries and mills like this one as the markets and farming itself have changed. As those final seconds drifted away, a few customers came in to get supplies, but many had to be sent to Milltown, where most of the inventory had been moved with the closing. The dust briefly settled across the rickety wood floors, as mill manager Gary Petersen loaded some of the last few pallets

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Last mill standing

The dust from a century of business will never be cleaned, as the old mill fades into history.

Soon this familiar profile will be gone, as scrap and salvage operations are set to get under way in the coming week.

Photos by Greg Marsten

In the waning moments of the old Luck Feed Mill’s existence, employees and customers mingled and shared a few stories. Pictured (L to R): Craig Adair, Lorna Jepsen (behind counter), Randy Colsen and Gary Petersen. of supplies from the old building. "It's all heading down to Milltown," he exclaims. "There won't be much of anything left in here by four o'clock."

From taters to feed

Luck mill operator Dale Wicklund keeps his smile in his final minutes of work, even though he won’t be working at the new facility in Milltown, as he was laid off with the Luck closure.

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The Luck mill's history is a bit dusty, but according to several historical accounts, it first began as a cooperative exchange in 1918, primarily to harness a booming local potato market. Officially known as Luck Equity back then, they went on to add numerous additional businesses, adjusting to a constantly changing local demands and markets over the ensuing decades. By the mid-1930s, the local potato market had all but disappeared, and the cooperative's offerings continued to fluctuate with the markets, adding seed and farm supplies to the purchase of the People's Coop Oil Association somewhere between 1937 and 1950. The cooperative later purchased the Utoft Feed and Seed Company in 1970,

with the late Alf Utoft serving as manager for a spell. They continued to expand and grow with the times, and two years later began to follow the trends toward more fertilizer-based agricultural supplies. Over the years, the mill was continually expanded, creating piecemeal additions as the new offerings required more space. They also built several new storage buildings and purchased the Allen Oil Company, which included a gas station on Luck's Main Street. While they added oil and fuel businesses, the old mill continued to be profitable, as the cooperative's history was a complicated family tree of mergers, splits and acquisitions.

So many flags

The mill's history is as easy to unravel as a bowl of dried spaghetti. Records show that Luck Co-op Exchange stockholders approved being bought by Amery Equity in 1985, which had bought Corey Oil Company five years earlier.

Seemingly cobbled together over the decades, the old Luck mill was working until the final minutes of its business life. The co-op's name was changed to Equity Cooperative of Amery the next year, and a few months later in 1986, partnered with United Ag Services in Almena. About six years later, the boards of the Almena Coop and Equity Cooperative of Amery approved another consolidation of their feed and fertilizer divisions, effective November 1992. By then, Equity Cooperative had locations in Amery, Almena, Luck, Milltown and Clear Lake, and the mill was still around and operating. In October 2000, Equity Cooperative of

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Feed mill/from page 1 Amery, which still owned the facilities in Luck and Milltown, joined with Farmers Cooperative Produce of Baldwin to form Goldstar Cooperative. Equity Cooperative of Amery purchased Central Farm Supply in Amery 1995, and the next year bought Larson Agriculture Services in St. Croix Falls. Equity Cooperative was based in Amery, and Farmers Cooperative was based in Baldwin. They formed a partnership in agronomy in 1997. That new company was called Precision Ag Services. But Goldstar Cooperative was the moniker for farm supply cooperatives in several villages across the region, including the Luck mill. Then in 2007, Goldstar Cooperative merged into Countryside Cooperative, which also has a spaghetti bowl history, based on multiple mergers of local cooperatives in the Mondovi and Durand areas. Countryside Cooperative is where they are today and was the final flag the old Luck mill flew under. The signage above the old Luck mill may have changed nearly a dozen times over the years, just as agronomy and demands changed. Those numerous name changes are confusing enough to need a genealogist armed with a wide array of colored markers, but the old mill survived for 96 years, finally closing last Friday, Sept. 28, for the last time.

A different kind of wind

Mill manager Gary Petersen prepares to load one of the final orders ever at the Luck facility, as the last day winds down.

The final moments

The final loads of materials and equipment were moved over several days to the new Countryside Cooperative store located, ironically, in Milltown, less than five miles to the south on the same former rail line the old Luck Equity mill first shadowed, 96 years ago. Boxes are filled with supplies; office materials, even the vintage scales, were packed up. The final bags of seed, feed and weed preventers were loaded onto rough pallets and hauled those few miles down the road to the new store, which was recently constructed on Stokely Road, in a new Tax Incremental Financing District, with the village supplying the utility lines and development incentives. But as the clock ticked toward 4 p.m. on Friday, Petersen began the final closing process. He hadn't really considered a sign beyond the usual "Closed," so he drew up a hasty "Moved to Milltown" sign on the back of a piece of letterhead about 15 minutes before the last sales took place. He taped it to the southern window as the neighboring business workers and few others chatted and waited for their spouses. But not everything was making the trip.

A dusty future

One of the things not making the trip five miles down the Gandy Dancer Trail is

As the clock neared 4 p.m. on Friday, Petersen looked up at the maze of piping and vents inside the loading bays, looked out and shrugged. "I guess it's not a surprise, really," he admitted on the closing. "But it's sort of sad, you know, that it's going away ... I've got to learn a new computer program on Monday, I guess!" While the old building is cleaned out and most of the contents relocated to Milltown, the old mill's familiar profile will soon be just an image to recall. But one person is not going Milltown's way. "No, I'm not going. I got laid off," mill operator Dale Wicklund stated calmly as he hauled his last few bags of feed out on a two-wheeled cart. "I'm 68, so I probably would've retired in a few more months anyway. But, that's that." Wicklund shrugs and looks around, seamlessly offering up details about the operation's history and even the jumble of different company names he's worked under, as well as several mills he has worked at over the decades, revealing that he ended up in Luck after being at the former Amery mill, south of that city, that was leveled in a borderline tornado almost a decade ago. "I really liked it in here," he said of the old Luck mill. "But, this one's going down, too. I guess times change, ya know." Wicklund peers out from beneath a tattered Countryside Cooperative hat and keeps a grin long enough for a final photo. He loads the bags of feed into a Ford truck with kids jumping on the seat. He releases the shadow of a smile at the kids and goes back in to chat with the rest of the employees. A different kind of wind has claimed the Luck mill.

Little evidence remained of the century of business that this office supported. the century-old safe in the office. "You know, I don't even think it locks anymore," stated office worker Lorna Jepsen, who was behind the counter for the last time. She said the giant, refrigeratorsized safe was headed for scrap, as are the bulk of the old mill's innards, fans, blowers, chutes, bins and cobbled-together sticks of metal, much of which was nearing the end of its useful life anyway. By mid-October, the old building will be scrapped out and salvaged to some extent by a New Richmond firm, then leveled and made into a parking lot, right beside the Gandy Dancer Trail in the heart of Luck. No plans have emerged for the property yet. "Just another empty parking lot," Randy Colsen stated with a shake of his head. He is a former oil delivery man for the cooperative and worked for several of its recent incarnations in recent years. "You don't see any buildings like this anymore. Not anywhere," Colsen added as he kicked back the end of a dented Mountain Dew and chatted with the last few employees. He's right. Many, if not all, of the old mills have tumbled into oblivion in recent years, and any remaining structures haven't seen grain since the Clinton administration. But Luck's doomed mill has a rich history and was arguably among the oldest, last remaining businesses of the old Luck. "This thing was here when Luck was still on the lake," mill operator Dale Wicklund said as Jepsen filled out paperwork for a feed purchase. "Lots of pieces were added on over the years."

blazes. Grain dust fires are among the most explosive, and with hundreds of moving parts, machinery and equipment possibly leading to sparks, the Luck Mill was among the exceptions. None of the former employees could recall any record of a fire at the mill. "It's because of the venting," Petersen explained in detail, essentially stating that the design did not lend itself to retaining the dangerous grain-dust fuel that so often exploded. "The top didn't hold the dust in." Changing demands, stricter standards combined with the likely reality that the old mill was probably pretty expensive to operate, justify, insure and maintain meant the mill was doomed. With the new TIF incentives in Milltown, the merging of Countryside Cooperative businesses gave reason for a rare, of late, construction project of the new, more modern facility. Its recent completion was the final stake in the old Luck mill's heart.

A rebel stalk of corn tries in vain to grab traction outside the mill, but both the stalk’s and the mill’s days are numbered. – Photos by Greg Marsten

The exception

As the mill neared its final closing, only a few odd bags of feed remained as the inventory was moved to the cooperative’s new building, further down the rail line in Milltown.

Wicklund is right; the Luck mill was a maze of additions and cobbled together structures, at different levels and with salvaged tin acting as filler between the different wings, like many feed mills and elevators from the past. Dozens of long-gone or forgotten mills weren't just razed, they often went away in historically large and sometimes deadly

This is the new location for Countryside Cooperative's local feed sales, replacing the old Luck mill. It is located on Stokely Road in Milltown, also beside the former rail line. (


A man who thought he was John the Baptist was disturbing the neighborhood, so for public safety, he was Joe Roberts committed. He was put in a room with another crazy guy and immediately began his routine, “I am John The Baptist! Jesus Christ has sent me!” The other guy looked at him and declared, “I did not!” ••• Two pieces of string met one day in the park, and while one went on the slide the other went on the swings. They’re having a great time until one string decided to go on the roundabout. After a while, the string felt really dizzy and fell off, scraping across the tarmac, and making a tangled mess of one end, he fell in a heap. The second string looked at him and sighed, “You’re not very good on that roundabout are you?” The first string looked at himself and said, “I’m a frayed knot.”

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Halloween specials at the Burnett County Humane Society SIREN – The Humane Society of Burnett County is offering some Halloween specials through the month of October. All varieties of black and/or orange cats and dogs will have 50 percent off the adoption price for approved applications. There is also $10 off on microchipping for your dogs and cats. Help your lost pet find its way back home with a microchip which can locate owners through a national data base. The shelter is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule microchipping. Any questions please call the shelter at 715-866-4096, or check out the Web site for available pets. - submitted

Trade Lake area recycling changes announced TOWN OF TRADE LAKE - The Recycling Control Commission’s recycling bin located at the Trade Lake town garage will be relocated to the area inside the town garage security fence effective Nov. 3. Residents will only have access to the recycling bin when the town garbage center is open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. When using the recycling bin, residents should remove recyclables from all plastic and paper bags, flatten all boxes and crush milk cartons. RCC now takes plastic recyclables numbered 1-7. People should remember to wash out any food from your recycled items. More recycling information can be found at Call Jen Barton at 715-635-2197 with your recycling questions. - submitted

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spent the afternoon grumbling and blowing my nose. The next day, Lynn was back. She brought Sandra Dee, who played outside with Milo. I was again refilling my coffee when she came up behind me and asked, “Does Milo spend all his

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didn’t used to think that was unusual, but then I didn’t used to spend a lot of time on a university campus. I figure by the time I’m 80, I’ll Carrie Classon be the only person on Earth without a tattoo, unless by then the tide has turned (as tides often do) and the 25year-olds are all ink-free. Then the kids and I will mock their tattooed, middle-age parents. Whatever your take on tattoos, I think we can agree that some tattoos are better than others and it’s hard not to have a reaction when you meet someone with a lot of tattoos. I met someone like that this past weekend. I should probably back up and say that I was still smarting over the recent edict by my landlord, Hector, banning my dog Milo from entering the house. Milo was sitting outside my window, looking at me plaintively, and I couldn’t even take him on a long walk because I had come down with a terrible cold. I stumbled out to the kitchen to replenish my coffee and I saw that Hector had a guest. Lynn is about 70 years old. She was wearing short shorts and a tank top and her arm was in a sling. The rest of her, except her neck and face, was covered in tattoos. I don’t remember what they all were, but I do remember they included a large portrait of an elderly couple (her parents perhaps?) and numerous slogans. She was sitting on a stool in the kitchen with her dog and they were both eating pizza. I was annoyed. Lynn’s large, blond dog (named Sandra Dee, which also annoyed me for some reason) was eating pizza in the kitchen while my dog could not even come to my room for a game of Sit and Stay. And I had a cold (did I mention that?). I retreated to my room and


time outside?” I told her he had to, per Hector’s instructions. Lynn said, “Well, that’s no good. He’s going to get lonely and when it gets cold he’ll want to come in. I’ll talk to Hector.” And she did. The next thing I knew, the rules for Milo had been relaxed. Sandra Dee became a regular playmate for Milo and, most amazing of all, the immense clutter of Hector’s house and backyard slowly began to recede. I learned that Lynn is a retired nurse. She lives alone in the mountains with six dogs and just had a shoulder replacement. But even with one arm, she is formidable. And now I am more than a little ashamed of the things I thought when I first met her. Yes, I was mad about my dog, and I was sick. But on top of everything else, I saw a person with a lot of tattoos and I made a judgment— and it was not a kind one. I can hear her outside now, “Hector! We need to throw this junk away!” And, lo and behold, junk is being thrown away. Good stuff (long lost beneath the junk) is being recovered, and space is being made. Things are better for Milo. Things are better for me. Things are better for Hector. And we all have the tattooed lady to thank. Till next time, —Carrie

"Murder in the House of Horrors"

An audience interaction murder mystery/comedy

WEBSTER - You may have seen the Webster High School Spanish Club students busy in the community over the past several months. The group has been working on projects to raise funds for a trip to Costa Rica in February 2013. They had a food booth at the Webster Memorial Day craft fair, sold hot dogs and brats at both Danbury Days and Gandy Dancer Days, held two car washes, helped at the Central Burnett County Fair and worked at the Voyager Village craft fair. They aren’t finished yet! The Spanish club is presenting a Halloween mystery theater production – “Murder in the House of Horrors,” by Billy St. John. The Spanish club actors will be welcoming audience members to an evening of mystery and comedy, as together they attend

a lecture at the Hamilton Museum on “Monsters, Murders and Madmen,” presented by professor Dirk Carlton, a renowned Egyptologist, played by Darren Deal, who tells of his discovery of the cursed Pharaoh Menkaura’s tomb. Suddenly, the entire theater is plunged into darkness … and someone is murdered! You, the audience members, must help Lt. Dan Morrow, played by Tessa Schiller, to narrow the field of suspects. Anyone in the lecture hall could be guilty, even the person sitting next to you! Was it the jealous wife? The exotic Egyptians who cursed the expedition? The museum curator looking for publicity? This play will take you through some crazy twists and turns until the criminal mastermind is discovered! Visit this “exhibit” at the Webster High School cafetorium on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. or Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $5 at the door. - submitted by Danielle Formanek, WHS senior

Casting Shadows theme of Earth Arts Fall Salon

LUCK - Earth Arts, an Upper St. Croix River Valley artists organization, invites the public to join in celebrating their fourth-annual Fall Salon art exhibition on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21, held in the community room at Café Wren in Luck. Potters, painters, glass artists, sculptors, jewelers and photographers are some of the participants who will showcase artwork created around this year’s theme ,Casting Shadows. The Fall Salon opens with a public reception with the artists on Friday evening, Oct. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. During this time, the community is invited to view artwork, meet the artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments and cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award. Additionally, two other awards will be given that evening, the Juror’s Award chosen by a guest artist, and

age from last year. I guess that means I have another year that didn’t count. In addition, I reGift giving is firmly ingrained ceived a wonderful collection of in our American culture. Birthdays photos with captions and comand other special events prompt ments about just being a dad. John W. Ingalls, MD our generosity, but the Christmas The simplest gifts are often the holiday has become a free-for-all. most appreciated. Just sharing Shortly after our swimsuits are dry from the last swim the lives of others is a fantastic gift that should never on Labor Day weekend, we begin receiving Christmas be taken for granted. catalogs. It seems our economy cannot survive withI don’t mind receiving a gift; in fact, sometimes it is out an all-out assault on our wallets at Christmas. fun. I really enjoy giving gifts and I pride myself on Gifts come in many forms and sometimes they giving the process some thought and carefully selectaren’t recognized as gifts. This past weekend, the ing the proper gift for the proper person. The truth is, weather was a gift. Despite the fact that we clearly for most people I delegate the shopping and gift givneed rain, the blue skies and bright sunshine and briling to my wife who takes the job quite seriously. She liant fall colors were a true gift that couldn’t be iginquires about the person’s wants and needs and fornored. Not one to waste such a day, I planned to mulates a plan of action. Gifts are purchased, wrapped spend most of my time with outdoor seasonal chores. We live on a lake so there are always waterfront duties and delivered. It is usually after the gift is opened, someone will approach me with gratitude. “You to pick up and put away summer items. I went to my shouldn’t have …” they often pause and smile. outbuilding and pulled on my chest waders. As my “Thank you so much.” I am usually left standing with hand was reaching for the toolbox, somehow my fisha blank look on my face because I had no clue what ing rod jumped in the way. I tactfully explained the they were talking about. “You’re welcome,” is my predicament to my wife and she agreed to a diversion usual response and then I quietly whisper in my along the river just five minutes from our door. It was wife’s ear, wondering who that person was and what a wonderful gift of time together, wading and fishing did we give to them. She usually answers back, “That and enjoying the fall colors. I allowed her the gift of was your daughter and we just gave her a college educatching all of the fish. cation.” My children are also great gift givers. For my birthI can’t easily delegate the gifting process for my wife day, I was given a card and a cake imprinted with my

the Exhibitors’ Award chosen by participating members of Earth Arts. This year’s “Salony” awards were created by Earth Arts member Win Herberg. The hours for Saturday and Sunday are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fall Salon will travel to the artZ Gallery in Amery. It will be on display for the entire month of November, with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. Earth Arts unites more than 60 artists and artisans to promote creativity, mutual support and awareness of the arts. The Fall Salon allows for informal interaction between artists and members of the community while challenging Earth Arts members to focus their creativity on a particular theme. For more information visit - submitted

to anyone else. I have tried over the years and I usually get caught. Sometimes I have conned my oldest daughter into assisting in the purchase of a birthday or holiday gift. She is a willing participant because she loves her mother and wishes the best for her. I have given up on buying clothes for her because they don’t usually fit, or they are the wrong size, shape or style. If I must buy clothes, I go for a one size fits all but that isn’t usually appreciated either. One year it came down to the day before my wife’s birthday, Christmas Eve, and I didn’t have anything to give her. That’s right, she was born on Christmas so if I forget to get her a Christmas present, I also forget to buy her a birthday present. Back then, you couldn’t just order it on the Internet and expect express delivery. The Internet didn’t exist at that time. Being in northern rural Wisconsin, shopping options are also very limited, especially on short notice. Being a young husband at the time, I felt a strong need to give her a birthday gift and so, with a modified sense of desperation, I went to the local gas station that also had various items for sale. I chose carefully and wondered at her sense of delight on Christmas morning. That morning she carefully unwrapped the chosen gift. Her smile faded into a sense of bewilderment. There in the box was a shiny new two-quart stainless steel thermos bottle. “You shouldn’t have … ” She was right, I shouldn’t have.


for this column, so bear with me. But the point of Assorted Chocolates is to keep it assorted and not merely stick to the same genre every time. This particular column pertains to both men and women, but generally women and girls, and it was spurred by a comment and what I heard in the girls bathroom. This summer, my 5-year-old niece was sitting down on a swing we have in our screen porch. She was quiet and content when suddenly she looked down at her legs, looked up at me, and asked, “Abby? Do my legs look fat?” I have no idea where she got this idea in her head or how she is even conscious about her body image at this age, but I was horrified by it. Immediately afterward, I began to think back to comments I could have made about myself, and how I need to be deliberate about saying positive things in front of young girls or women.

Learning to wait Loyal readers will remember that last week, I shared the marshmallow story. The key takeaway: self-control is a big deal. For those who might have missed it here’s a quick recap: By tempting a child with a treat placed in front of her, while promising that if she could wait 15 minutes she could have two, Walter Mischel measured young children’s ability to delay gratification. While most were only able to hold out less than three minutes, about 30 percent waited—and got a second treat. The most interesting part of the study came years later when Mischel learned that those who were able to wait were also more successful academically, socially, and professionally. On average, kids who waited 15 minutes for the second marshmallow had SAT scores 210 points higher than those who lasted only 30 seconds. The lesson from all this is that, despite our fast-food culture, good things do come to those who can wait. People who are able to delay gratification end up being more successful, less stressed, and generally much happier than those unable to control their impulses. All very fascinating – but what to do about it? If we now know that ability to

chocolates Abby Ingalls I can’t say I know what it’s like to go to a public university, I go to a private university in St. Paul, but I can only imagine they’re still very similar in some ways. Last week, I was up late doing homework, and I got up to use the bathroom, which happened to be in a more deserted area of the school. To my dismay, I heard the retching noises of a woman puking into a toilet. Now she very well could have been sick, and I may have made a hasty judgment, but it made me more aware of the young women around me and how society is pressuring us to have the “perfect” body, and how some women do extreme things to reach lofty goals. During dinner in my college’s dining center, I overheard a conversation of three thin girls, all drinking water and

We teach, we learn

delay gratification is more important than IQ or talent, the next question should be: is this Chris Wondra a teachable skill? The short answer is, yes. Doing so, however, requires a closer look at what we’re actually dealing with—because it’s probably not what you think. “What we’re really measuring with the marshmallows isn’t willpower or self-control,” Mischel says. “It’s much more important than that. This task forces kids to find a way to make the situation work for them. They want the second marshmallow, but how can they get it? We can’t control the world, but we can control how we think about it.” Originally, scientists thought there was a simple link between a child’s ability to wait and how much they wanted the reward. Not true. Every child longed for the extra marshmallow. Fur-

eating a small plate of salad complaining about how they don’t want to get fat, how they need to exercise more than they already do, and how they need to watch what they eat. My first reaction was to laugh and group those girls into stereotypical categories, until I stopped myself and realized – don’t all women do this at some point? Women, I want to challenge you by asking this question: What are we doing to ourselves? We strive and push and seek out a distorted image of society’s label of beauty, but no matter how hard we try, no matter how many exercises we do, or how much weight we lose, we still don’t feel beautiful. For some, beautiful is a loaded word. You may allow yourself to be called “attractive” or “good-looking” and maybe “pretty” – but beautiful? Women, next time you look at yourself in the mirror, call yourself beautiful … and believe it. It’s tough isn’t it? It’s one thing to say it, but another to actually, truly, deep down, believe it. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” We all know this quote, but I am chal-

lenging you to never let the “beholder” be pop culture or mainstream society. If you won’t change your view of yourself for yourself, do it for the next generation because I never want my future daughter to come up to me and ask me if she’s fat, or ugly, or strive for fleeting things such as outward beauty. I don’t want her to even question if she is beautiful; I want her to know what it means to be beautiful. Integrity, dignity, honor, self-respect and respect for others, modesty, humbleness, love, kindness and gentleness, these are some of the things I want our future daughters of America to grow up learning as to what makes them beautiful. It doesn’t matter how much makeup you put on in the morning, or the outfit that you strategically pick out. I’m talking to you, woman reading this on the couch, or woman reading this in your office at work, or teenager glancing at this over your coffee. I’m telling you now that you’re beautiful, and you'd better start believing it.

ther research revealed the key: a makeor-break skill called, “strategic allocation of attention.” Children successful at resisting temptation do not overcome their desire. They simply distract themselves from it. They sing songs from “Sesame Street” and pretend to play hide and seek or other solitary and imaginary games. “If you’re thinking about the marshmallow and how delicious it is, then you’re going to eat it,” Mischel says. “The key is to avoid thinking about it in the first place. What’s interesting about 4-yearolds is that they’re just figuring out the rules of thinking. The kids who couldn’t delay would often have the rules backward. They would think that the best way to resist the marshmallow is to stare right at it, to keep a close eye on the goal. But that’s a terrible idea.” Turns out, resisting temptation isn’t about “resisting” at all. It’s about distracting. It’s about understanding how to control, not things, but thoughts. When adults talk about this skill, we call it “metacognition”: the ability to recognize and, to some extent, control our own thoughts and feelings. In this sense, success is a mind game. And it’s an inside job. “If you can deal with hot emotions, then you can study for the SAT instead

of watching television,” Mischel says. “And you can save more money for retirement. It’s not just about marshmallows.” But aren’t some people just naturally better at this than others? Does this have anything to do with genetics? No. After being taught some simple thinking strategies—like imagining the treat to be just a picture—kids who hadn’t been able to wait 60 seconds could now resist temptation for the entire 15 minutes. “Once you realize that willpower is just a matter of learning how to control your attention and thoughts, you can really begin to increase it,” Mischel says. Today’s media and culture is teaching our kids that patience is no longer virtuous. Now, not only do you you know differently—you can teach them why and give them a set of lifelong skills and values guaranteed to make a real difference. Of course, ironically, the sooner we do this, the better. Founder of, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public schoolteacher. Find We Teach We Learn on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips on getting the most out of your brain.

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When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Chili Judging, Chili Awards & Sportsman’s Raffle at 8 p.m. Where: Jackson Fire Hall (Intersections of Cty. Roads A & C) Cost: No fee to enter a chili in the contest ($5 donation to JFD for the public to taste each chili.) Contact Dan at 715-475-8060 if you’re interested in entering your chili. More info at


Kytola is Habitat Volunteer of the Year Wild Rivers Habitat recognized for 15 years of service

Compiled by Sue Renno

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POLK COUNTY - Larry Kytola, Osceola, was selected as volunteer of the year by Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity. He was sent to Madison for Habitat’s statewide volunteer recognition banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, where it was announced he was also selected as volunteer of the year of the northwestern region of Wisconsin. Kytola began volunteering with Habitat in 2006 when he went to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. He has worked on four builds locally as well as in Lake Charles, La., after Hurricane Katrina. Kytola has been an ever-present volunteer with Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity and with the ReStore in St. Croix Falls since before it opened. Last year he racked up an amazing 940 hours in the store in 11 months. This year

Larry Gluth, (center) vice president of Habitat for Humanity International, recognized Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity for 15 years of working to end poverty housing. Receiving the award were David Weiss, (left) board president, and Eric Kube, (right) executive director of WRHFH. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the affiliate will be celebrating their 15-year anniversary at the home build at 349 Benson Ave. in Grantsburg.

Larry Kytola (left) was presented with Habitat Volunteer of the Year Award by Larry Gluth, senior vice president of Habitat for Humanity International at the Habitat for Humanity statewide conference held in Madison on Monday, Sept. 24. Photos submitted

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by September he had put in another 939 hours. Kytola does, in his words, “Whatever needs to be done - except the cash register!” When someone drives up to drop off a donation or needs help loading a purchase into their vehicle, chances are very high Kytola will be there helping. He cleans, he repairs, he organizes donations; he drives their truck and picks up donations; and recently he was part of a team washing dishes for the 200 volunteers during the A Brush with Kindness week. Kytola attended the Habitat State Support Convention in 2011 and went to the ReStore training in September. It would be impossible to replace Larry Kytola with a dozen other volunteers half his age. The 15-year anniversary of Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity was also recognized at the banquet. The affiliate will be celebrating the anniversary locally by working together on a home that is just being started in Grantsburg at 349 Benson Ave. on Saturday, Oct 6. - submitted

Polk County 4-H youth offi ficcers The Polk County 4-H Federation Youth Board recently selected officers: President Brandon Johnson, of Little Falls Livewires; Vice President Lexi Anderson, of South Milltown, and Secretary, Karen Eby of Joel Jets. Not pictured are the new Polk County 4-H Federation adult officers: Chat Lutsey, of Beaver Brook Badgers; Vice President Wilfred Owen, of Indian Creek; secretary Jeanne Alling, of South Milltown, and appointed treasurer, Matt Babcock, of Shooting Stars 4-H Club. – Photo subumitted

Henry Blood of Clam Falls retired from the U.S. Post Office after 40 years of service as a mail carrier for Clam Falls. He was 60 years old and had begun his postal service career after serving two years in the Navy.–Immanuel Lutheran Church Ladies Aid served pie at Frederic Auto for the showing of the new Chevrolet 1963 models, and their count of pieces of pie served was 1,075.–Karl Benson, of Frederic, was being driven home from the St. Croix Falls hospital, where he had had surgery, by his daughter Linda when they were involved in a car accident at CTH N and Hwy. 35, and he ended up in the Frederic hospital with cuts and abrasions about the head and face. Linda was also hopitalized.–A small notice appeared inquiring whether anyone had a supply of the Frederic Golden Jubilee books that had been published by the Leader in 1951. Do you suppose any of those are around today?–Marion Lund, Grantsburg, attended the September meeting of the Brask-Fossum Post 185 American Legion and discovered a new member was an old friend, a former Marine buddy named Lotain Kjosa who had recently moved to Grantsburg from South Dakota.–The 18 huge rafters for the new St. Domimic Church building were delivered from Albert Lea, Minn., and lifted into place by a crane.–Diane Sundby, daughter of the Olaf Sundbys, of Grantsburg, was the Phi Kappa sorority’s candidate for homecoming queen at Superior State College. She was one of four contestants vying for the honor.–Homecoming queen candidates at Grantsburg High School were Susan Dahl, Rona Huntley, Mary Richard and Karen Thoreson.

40 years ago The Frederic Vikings won their homecoming game against the St. Croix Falls Saints, 24–6, despite missing three starters, Pat Schwab, Scott Wondra and Bruce Carlson, who were replaced for the night by Tim Peterson, Randy Carlson and Bob Thompson.–A quartet formed by members of the Indianhead Chorus called themselves the Far Mores. They were Leroy Brown, Glenn Brown, Al Nielsen and Earl Hillestad.–The D’Lux Theatre in Luck was showing a Walt Disney movie called “The Biscuit Eater” and the Auditorium Theatre in St. Croix Falls was playing “Butterflies Are Free,” starring Goldie Hawn.–The Burnett Dairy Co–op in Alpha added a Crop Production Center and held an open house to show off the new facilities.–A new plant opened in Osceola called Northwire, which would produce electrical cords for Whirlpool and Sears appliances, and a building was being constructed in Siren for North States Industries, which would produce plastic products and would be plant No. 4 of that company.–Darlene Alling and Jeff Creuzer were married Aug. 12 at Luck Lutheran Church.–Polk County enrollment in 4-H was at an all–time high, with 41 clubs and 1,325 members.–A woman from Menomonie won the 14-county dairy sandwich recipe contest with a sandwich called the Chicken Dairy Popcorn Decker.

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STATEWIDE — If it seems as though bees are everywhere in the fall, it’s because they are! Some types of bees are particularly active and aggressive this time of year. Thousands of people are stung by bees every year, and bee stings kill about 50 people in the U.S. each year. You can take steps to reduce the risk of bee stings. Wear light-colored clothing. Avoid bright colors if you are going to be outside. Avoid scented body care products. Perfume attracts bees. This includes flavored and scented lipgloss. Having half a dozen yellow jackets swarming your lips is definitely an experience you want to miss. Sweat makes bees more likely to sting, so bathe regularly and wear clean clothes. Wear long sleeves and long pants, this will also help protect against ticks. Check for new nests during the warmer hours of the day when bees are active, but don’t try to get rid of them during the day. For information on how to get rid of nests, go to p?publicationId=355. Keep areas clean. Wasps and yellow jackets like places where food is sitting out, so clean up picnic tables, grills and other outdoor eating areas. If you haven’t used your grill in a while and are putting it away for the season, open it with caution, preferably at night, to check for nests. If a bee is flying around, remain

still. If there are a lot of bees, such as a swarm of yellow jackets, do not make any sudden movements and retreat slowly and calmly from the area. However, if you are stung by several bees at the same time, leave the area quickly! Bees release a chemical when they sting. This alerts other bees to the intruder. More bees often follow. If a bee comes inside your vehicle, don’t panic. Crashing your car will hurt way more than a bee sting. Stop the car slowly and open all the windows. If someone is stung, have someone stay with the person to be sure that they do not have an allergic reaction, some redness and swelling at the site of the sting is normal. Check for swelling around the face and neck, difficulty in breathing, wheezing or dizziness. Get the person immediate medical care if any of these signs are present. People with known allergies to insect stings should always carry a bee-sting allergy kit with epinephrine and wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace stating their allergy. See your medical provider about getting either of these. Wash the site with soap and water. The stinger can be removed by scraping a clean fingernail over the area. Never squeeze the stinger or use tweezers. Apply ice to reduce the swelling. Do not scratch the sting. – submitted

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Area high school students gathered around the flagpoles at their schools for several minutes of prayer before school started on national Flagpole/Prayer Day. Forty–four young people participated at Grantsburg.–Developers of a proposed salmon farm near Danbury spent three hours at a community meeting trying to reassure approximately 75 local residents that the facility would not cause their wells to go dry. The enterprise was a planned project of the St. Croix Tribe of Ojibwe.–New officers for the Siren Chamber of Commerce were Lora Boyce, president; Dr. Neil Olson, vice president; Diane Tewalt, secretary; and Rhonda Koch, treasurer.–The fall concert series at the Trade Lake Town Hall would begin Oct. 2 with folk artist Alice Di Micele.–The Frederic Vikings defeated the Luck Cardinals in Luck’s homecoming game, 32-8.–Firefighters were called to the Frederic K-2 School when a blocked chimney caused the boiler room to fill with smoke.–Kristen Herrick, daughter of Michael and Linda Herrick, Siren, received a third place in Western showmanship and reserve grand champion in the Western Horsemanship Competition at the 1992 4-H Horse Expo in Madison.

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Hey everyone, did you see that beautiful harvest moon on Saturday night? They say the full moon brings out all the crazies. I’m not sure about that but there was a pretty wild day or two at the shelter so it got me thinking that maybe there is some truth to that. We went for a couple of nice walks in the woods, lots to sniff and explore. I just wish Maya would quit hanging off my cheeks whenever we first start off, she can be such a little pain in the butt. I just stick close to Mom as she tries to discourage Maya from doing that, besides there are generally treats in Mom’s pockets and I wouldn’t want to miss out. The walks have been kind of slow as Mom has been taking her camera and I’m just thinking enough already, let’s get moving. I give her a look but she just ignores it – I think she calls it payback! We’ve had a number of adoptions and adoptions pending; isn’t that simply fabulous! The “Three’s Company” kitties have all been adopted and guess what, our longest-term resident, Max, has been adopted. We’re just giddy with happiness for him. Also going home is Katy, the mother kitty, and all four of her kittens have also been adopted. Little Sam the pug/beagle mix also goes home this week and I almost forgot to mention Tig who has gone to live with new family. We sure do appreciate folks that adopt a shelter animal; it takes a very special person to give them a second chance at life! For October, we’re having a couple of specials. It will be half off the adoption fee for black or orange dogs and cats with approved adoption appli-

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Happy Tails Await Arnell Humane Society of Polk County Melvin will surprise you. This lanky young man finds adventure in every corner. He is not one to follow the herd; he makes his own fun chasing a wisp of fluff or running from invisible monsters. These are his “pass-the-time” passions but what he really enjoys is a good head rubbing while curled up in your lap. Melvin repays your quality time with a motorboat purr that tells you, “That’s it, don’t stop, you’re the best! We belong together.” Melvin has a bunny-soft coat of orange tabby and white. He is 5 months old and ready to add some excitement to your home this fall. Meet the next love of your life at the Arnell Shelter. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for our Walk for the Animals. Fifty-five canine walking caregivers took in the red and yellow leaves along the Stower Seven Lakes Trail, raising $2,530 for the animals at Arnell Humane Society. We all

715-349-2964 My, but Jack Frost has done a beautiful job of painting the leaves in our area this year. According to the TV weathermen, we were not supposed to have much color this year because of the drought. Warmer days with the much-needed rain nowhere in sight means there will be lots of time to get the outside work done before we end up with snow, but that isn’t too far away. Hubby and I took a quick trip to North Carolina last week, let me tell you, if you think we are in need of rain you need to see Illinois and Indiana plus parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, they are parched. Their cornfields are burnt to a crisp, as they say, with corn only about 3 feet tall. Many of the soybean fields we saw in those two states are, in my opinion, beyond saving. Those poor farmers who look to these crops for feed for their livestock will really be hurting, many

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YAPpenings Sadie cation. Actually, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen an orange dog? It’s our hope to educate people on how great black and/or orange animals are and that they are every bit as personable and lovable as the others. Also another special for the month is microchipping – only $25, which includes registering. It’s great to have as you never know when your dog or cat will go missing. If you are interested in microchipping your animals, please call ahead to make arrangements. So let me tell you about two very sweet black dogs available for adoption. Mother and daughter duo Elizabeth and Florence arrived at the shelter as strays and were never reclaimed by their owners. The young gals are spaniel crosses, with Elizabeth being 3 years old and Florence 1. These girls are very loving and affectionate and will try to get your attention when you walk into the shelter. Poor Elizabeth had to have surgery to remove porcupine quills. Both were very well behaved at the Walk for Animals and enjoyed the day immensely. Silly Lucas was picking up Florence and she just loved it, lying cradled in his arms giving him kisss, and look at Elizabeth paying close attention to Kendra. Both great dogs but don’t take my word for it, stop by and take them for a walk. What a great day it was for our annual Walk for the Animals. It was a lot of fun with some great dogs attending, including Rusty, Florence and Elizabeth from the shelter. It was really nice to see some of my adopted friends turn out and support us; we always enjoy their updates on how life is going with their new families. Anyway it was a very good day and we extend gratitude to everyone that showed up to support us. The winner of the raffle for the beautiful handmade quilt by Bev Hayes was Sandra Ellgaard – congratulations! We’ve posted some pictures on Facebook. Next weekend is our wine-tasting and chili din-

ner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Clover Meadow Wineries. Come out and bask in the beautiful and relaxing surroundings while sampling some of the wines and food while listening to music. Come support the animals and a local business while enjoying a wonderful afternoon. It doesn’t get much better than that. I guarantee you’ll leave with a bottle or two of wine as it’s so yummy, or so Mom tells me as I’m not allowed any. “To a dog, motoring isn’t just a way of getting from here to there; it’s also a thrill and an adventure. The mere jingle of car keys is enough to send most any dog into a whimpering, tail-wagging frenzy. “ … Jon Winokur Have a great week everyone. Licks and tail wags! The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time;, 715-8664096, license No. 267335-DS. We’re on Facebook too, why don’t you like us there.

shared dog stories and the sunshine at the new Farmers Market Pavilion in Amery. Many of the dogs at the walk were alumni of the shelter and came to show their gratitude and support. Sue and Hayley Olson won first prize, collecting the largest Melvin amount of pledging dollars. Will and Barbara Bathke took second place. Barbara, 13, also won the Pet-Owner LookAlike Contest with her Jack Russell-Chihuahua rescue dog, Miss Pippi. Mugging with your Mutt for professional photographer Tom Lindfors added to the fun. The dogs were excited to get their picture taken with their very favorite human. They waited patiently for their moment and then turned on the charm for the camera. It’s what they do best. Gratitude is extended to all of the Arnell Shelter

Walk sponsors and walkers. You make this event a highlight of the year. Bolo, the German shorthair pointer, enjoyed some interest last week but is still at the shelter waiting to meet his special someone. On the other hand, Miss Ella, our 12-year-old Border colliespringer mix, won the heart of a lucky young lady and is now in her own home. Happy day for Miss Ella. And Cole, the longtime (since June) resident kitten, has also been whisked away to a happy family life in the suburbs. It sometimes takes some time to find the right home, but it feels so good when it happens. There are only three weeks left to purchase Packer-Viking raffle tickets. The drawing is Saturday, Oct. 20, at noon. Visit our Web site to learn which businesses in your area are selling these Lambeau Field raffle tickets. Shelter volunteers and board members will be selling them in front of various businesses over the next two weeks. All proceeds from this raffle will go to support the animals at the shelter. Arnell Memorial Humane Society is at 185 Griffin St. East in Amery, phone 715-268-7387, or online at

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Siren news may not make another year. Friday evening we had one of those big black buggers come through the bird yard, leaving a mess plus a present for hubby to clean up. They must be finding food as Miss Prissy and her three musketeers are sporting nice shiny black coats. They looked to be in good shape as they look to crawling into their winter beds soon. Those gals at the Siren Covenant Church are at it again. They are once again hard at making their famous apple pies for sale. If you have bought them before and want to get some to eat or put in your freezer, just call 715-349-2486 or 715-349-5601 and place your orders. They are just $9, what a bargain. Are you enjoying all the harvest suppers? Keep checking the papers, there’s still more. Girls, what a great way to enjoy a good meal, and just think,

Bev Beckmark there’s no dirty dishes to do. There will be a distribution of coats for kids in Siren on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Siren Assembly of God Church. Everyone is welcome, there are sizes infant to adults so if you’re in need, be there. The Siren community will again have a Christmas concert. Rehearsals begin on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Bethany Lutheran Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you enjoy singing, come. Congratulations to elementary student Ethan Eidah, middle schooler Nathan Potempa and high schooler Raven Emery for being chosen Siren Schools students of the week. What a great bunch of kids, keep it up.

Siren Senior Center We had our Harvestfest bake, book and puzzle sale on Saturday. We had a very successful sale. We want to thank everyone who donated any items for the sale. We especially want to extend gratitude to Betty Frohrib for all the cards and puzzles she brought in for us. We were so glad to receive them. Don Dingman also donated many puzzles. Gratitude is extended to both of them.

We will be having our monthly evening meal this Thursday, Oct. 4. The cook has mentioned she will be serving roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, cranberries, pumpkin bars and of course, her salad bar. Call 715-349-2845 for reservations. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, we will be having a potluck dinner at 11:30 a.m. Plan to come and then stay and play 500 with us. Our Spade winners were Rich Hustad, Tony Rut-

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ter, Darleen Groves, Pam Geiger and Inez Pearson. Our 500 winners were Muriel Todd and Darleen Groves, then Marlyce Borchert and Gerry Vogel tied for third place and Dean Elkin for fifth place. Don’t forget to check out the craft room. We have many nice items for sale. Remember the craft room for the holidays. Enjoy the fall weather and we hope to see you at the center.

I am back. Due to some health issues I had to take a break for a while, but all is good now, and I will be writing the news, but I would like your help. Please call me with any news items regarding seniors and/or the center. My number is 715-656-3583. Women’s Wii bowling will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. We do need a few more bowlers. There is a sign-up sheet at the center or just call me. We will bowl through Nov 14. Mixed doubles will begin after the first of the year. Our resident decorating elves, aka Gladys and Theresa, have done a great job on the fall decor. It really looks nice. We continue to have great attendance for Dime Bingo. We play every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and always have room for more. No need to call ahead, just bring your dimes and come on in. We are planning some fun events for the coming months. An indoor flea market, a contest for diners and potlucks are some of the things being considered. If you have any ideas please let us know. Nikki is still serving great lunches and don’t forget the brunches served every Friday. Call her at 715866-5300 with any questions regarding meals. Cards and pool are still being played Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Come in and join the fun. Wishes for a fast recovery to Don Brand who had surgery recently. Hurry back, you are missed. Birthday wishes to Abby Brand, Bill Lalor, Ann Agerbeck and Harvey Thompson, who celebrated in September. Also to Teri Ackland whose special day is in October and to all who had birthdays while I was away. Our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. Please plan to attend and bring a friend. The dates for paying annual dues to allow you to vote next year have been changed to between Aug. 1 and Feb. 28. See you at the center.

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The weather over the weekend was really great. I hope we get a few more like it. I didn’t get the list of winners for Spades. The winners for 500 were Arnie Borchert, Marlyce Borchert, Tim Abrahamzon and Ralph Severson. We have a sign-up sheet for the appreciation dinner that will be at Hacker’s on Saturday, Oct. 20. The monthly meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. Members are encouraged to attend. Remember that we play Spades at 1 p.m. Monday, 500 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Pokeno at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and Dime Bingo at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages are welcome for the activities. Enjoy our nice weather. Hope to see you at the center.

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Nina and Lawrence Hines came home Monday after spending several days in the Twin Cities. They visited their daughters, Sue Harrison and Nancy Hagen, and their families. Birthdays of Nina and Sue were celebrated. Karen and Hank Mangelsen and Lida Nordquist visited Lawrence and Nina Hines Friday afternoon. Judi, Jim, Adam and Kody Menke and Austin Otis were Saturday visitors of Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen. Lida Nordquist and Marlene Swearingen went to St. Croix Falls Saturday to attend the LWMF Fall Rally. Patty and Dave Close visited Hank and Karen Sunday afternoon. Jan, Jim, Caleb and Hannah Schott, and Joleen, Richard and Robb Funk were Sunday visitors of Lida Nordquist. Jan’s birthday was celebrated.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Births Born at St. Croix Regional Medical Center:

A girl, Adeline Rose Buberl, born Sept. 18, 2012, to Jessica and Jeromy Buberl, Osceola. Adeline weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz. ••• A girl, Ashlyn Evdokia Werdier, born Sept. 18, 2012, to Justin and Galina Werdier, Webster. Ashlyn weighed 9 lbs., 1 oz. ••• A boy, Duke Lynn Dorn, born Sept. 18, 2012, to Ron and Chrissa Dorn, Danbury. Duke weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. ••• A boy, Bennet Joseph Kneath, born Sept. 19, 2012, to Kelly and Joe Kneath, Osceola. Bennet weighed 6 lbs. ••• A girl, Lila Marie Schultz, born Sept. 19, 2012, to Jessica Derrick and Matthew Schultz, Cushing. Lila weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz. ••• A girl, Lily Martina Becker, born Sept. 20, 2012, to Sarah and Patrick Becker, Dresser. Lily weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz. ••• A boy, Otto William Ferris, born Sept. 21, 2012, to Nathan and Linda Ferris, Dresser. Otto weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz. •••

Born at Burnett Medical Center:

A boy, Austin Allen Butler, born Sept. 24, 2012, to

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Melissa Wiest, no address given. Austin weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Allen Butler and Tracy Welck, Siren. ••• A boy, Austin Schiernbeck, born Sept. 24, 2012, to Nicole Sikkink and Dallas Schiernbeck, Danbury. Austin weighed 9 lbs., 5 oz. and was 22 inches long. He has one sibling, Gabriella Schiernbeck. Grandparents are Lisa Bescheinen, of Sturgeon Lake, Minn., Al Sikkink, of Breezy Point, Minn., Merlin and Brenda Schiernbeck, of Osceola, and Linda Gilmore, of Mindemines, Mo. Great-grandparents are Ruth and Howard Bescheinen of Sturgeon Lake, Minn., and Herb and Lucille Sikkink of Hinckley, Minn. ••• A boy, Cooper Ray Jobe, born Sept. 27, 2012, to Matt and Amanda Jobe. Cooper weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. and was 20-1/2 inches long. He has one sibling, Austin. Grandparents are Austin and Mary Jobe, of Cumberland, Ray and Cindy Mendlik and the late Connie Mendlik. Great-grandparents are Vernelia Jobe and Imojene Mendlik. •••

Born at Osceola Medical Center:

A boy, Mario Michael Collova, born Sept. 22, 2012, to Melissa Wilson, Osceola. Mario weighed 7 lbs. ••• A boy, Knox Frederick Schultz, born Sept. 18, 2012, to Katie and Fritz Schultz, Osceola. Knox weighed 9 lbs., 8 oz.

Borderline news Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole was the guest speaker at the September meeting of the East Pine County Wanderers. He spoke on such topics as rural crime prevention, the radio broadband system, and highway safety. September birthdays were Mert and Gordy Peschong, Bonnie Holter and Clint Coveau. The meeting was held at the lovely home of Patrice Winfield in Duxbury. A special guest was Barb Smith from Duxbury. Patrice provided the cake and door prize, and lo and behold, she won the prize back. It was a beautiful diamond willow decoration. Cloverton artist Dave Baker taught a four-hour class on sketching at the Old School Arts Center recently. He had five students enrolled in the class. One of those students was former area resident Esther Vink. Dave recalled that Esther was one of his first students in a class he taught back in the 1980s

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at the Cloverton Town Hall. Nine people from the area took the transit bus trip to Sandstone, Minn., on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Several errand stops were made, and they all had lunch at Kitty’s Cafe. Two weeks ago, Frank and Mary Schaaf took a short trip over to Lake Superior and up the peninsula to Bayfield. They took the ferry over to Madeline Island, saw the sights, bought some apples, and then headed home. Last Saturday, funeral services were held for Dale Sperling, long ago resident of Cloverton, who married Mylah Roatch. Dale’s father was once the custodian of the Cloverton School. Services were held in Webster at the Catholic Church, with interment at the veterans cemetery in Spooner.

St. Croix Valley Senior Center Marian Edler Tuesday was busy all day. We started with the exercise session followed by Skip-Bo. In the afternoon, games were played. Rita Boyle and Bill McGrorty were the winning team in Hand and Foot. George Meixner, Don Anderson and Ione White were the winners in Dominos. In 500, Marlys Borchert, Diane Fansler and Don Benson were the winners. Thursday started out with exercise. In the afternoon, Cribbage was played. In the evening, 500 cards were played with the winners being Dick Mouston, Jo, and Ray Nelson.

Friday we will open at 9 a.m. for a garage and bake sale. There will be food sales all day with a luncheon served. The garage sale will continue on Saturday along with food sales. When you attend AutumnFest in St. Croix Falls on Saturday, be sure to stop at the senior center. Cooler weather is predicted and we have tables inside for you to enjoy the food. Hope to see you all.

News from the Service SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Jordan R. Heinecke graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Heinecke is the son of Michael Heinecke of Grantsburg and a 2010 graduate of Grantsburg High School. – submitted

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"Playing with Fire (After Frankenstein)" onstage at Festival Theatre

Stuart Brooks and Stephen Pearce play the elder and younger Dr. Victor Frankenstein. – Photo submitted by guilt with what he has created, and consumed by the desire to destroy it. States Brooks, “Both characters learn that they are responsible for the wholeness of their being, shadows as well as light.” Playing young Victor is actor Stephen Pearce, who has worked with Festival Theatre before, as Scrooge in last year’s

holiday show “Inspecting Carol,” and as the director of the recent youth production “The Trial of Tom Sawyer.” The elder Dr. Frankenstein is played by Stuart Brooks, co-founder of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, in his debut at Festival Theatre. Franklin Huber plays Adam, the young creature. Huber was in the cast of

Festival’s summer musical “Man of La Mancha,” along with Andrew Bradford Benson, who is now in the role of Professor Krempe. Benson also mentored Festival’s young performers as a teaching artist in “Honk!” and as Mark Twain in “The Trial of Tom Sawyer.” Festival Associate Artistic Director Jaclyn Johnson completes the cast as Elizabeth, the love of young Dr. Frankenstein, and a victim of the creature. Providing an exceptional soundscape for this production is cellist Kathryn An, who was an ensemble musician for “Man of La Mancha” over the summer. Director Brooks describes the recorded sounds produced by An, using cello and chimes, as unusual, beautiful and perfect for underscoring the tone of the play. Set design is by David Markson, costumes by Kim Murphy and lighting design is by Todd Reemstra. “Playing with Fire” will run for through Sunday, Oct. 28. Performances are Thursdays through Sundays with 7:30 p.m. shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. matinees on Thursdays and Sundays. This play is Flex Pass eligible for those who are (or become) subscribers to Festival Theatre, otherwise tickets are $26 for adults. This show is recommended for young adults and older. To reserve tickets or purchase a Flex Pass, call the box office at 715-483-3387 or 888-8876002. Tickets can also be purchased by emailing, or online at - submitted

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ST. CROIX FALLS – Festival Theatre’s fall production in the 2012 Theatre Series is Barbara Field’s “Playing with Fire,” a dramatic continuation of the Frankenstein story. Audiences seeing “Playing with Fire” will be drawn to the beautifully written dialogue between Dr. Victor Frankenstein, played by Stuart Brooks, and his creature, played by Gabriel Murphy. Heart-wrenching, the story explores the complex relationship between the creator and the creation, with unsettling insights into each one’s personal responsibility. True to Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, the confrontation contains flashbacks depicting young Victor and the beginnings of the monster, sharing the horrors caused by the murderous creature after it escapes. Realization dawns on the characters as they see how Frankenstein created the monster in his image, without considering the ramifications of such an experiment. “This story is rich with what is unsaid,” says director Joan Brooks. “Every word is necessary. The story is very thought-provoking.” Brooks, a longtime artistic director of the Madison Repertory Theatre and artistic advisor of the Madison Theatre Guild, describes the creature as graceful, poetic and advanced in self-knowledge. He is desperate to find companionship, and Victor, who has followed the monster to the North Pole, is surprised to witness a touch of humanity in his wretchedness. Brooks describes Victor as driven, but also mired in everyday details. He is overwhelmed


Festival’s featured artist - Gabriel Murphy ST. CROIX FALLS – “Playing with Fire” has opened at Festival Theatre and it provides a reimagining of Mary Shelley’s legendary novel “Frankenstein.” The cast is small, with just six actors telling the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Gabriel Murphy plays the old creature, leading on an aging Dr. Frankenstein for centuries until they finally meet in the frozen Arctic to confront each other. Murphy grew up in the “booming metropolis” of Baldwin City, Kan. Smiling as he recounted his upbringing, Murphy’s first time onstage was in a community theater production of “Oliver” when he played an orphan boy. Although he started at a young age, his passion for acting grew over the years and he eventually followed it to Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, Mo. There he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and upon graduation, launched his acting career. He has been working steadily since then all over the nation. This past year Murphy spent the majority of his time in Minneapolis. He performed in “Richard II” with Classical Actors Ensemble, “Tommy” at Pioneer Place on 5th, “Fezziwig’s Feast” with Actors Theatre of Minnesota, and Walking

Shadow Theatre Company’s 2012 Ivey Awardwinning production of “Compleat Female Stage Beauty.” He spent the summer in Helena, Mont., performing in “Ragtime” and “HairGabriel Murphy spray” at the Grandstreet Theatre and teaching at Grandstreet’s summer theater school. Now finding himself in the St. Croix River Valley, Murphy said, “I am most excited about living and working in such a beautiful setting. St. Croix Falls is absolutely gorgeous!” He has performed in a variety of role and shows, but a few of this favorites over the years includes Jud Fry in “Oklahoma” at Webster Conservatory, Father in “Ragtime” at Grandstreet Theatre, and Gloucester in “King Lear” with the Great River Shakespeare Festival Apprentice Project. Each role offers Murphy a new chance to dig into a fresh perspective, and

unique personal history. “I love all the research that goes into creating a role and inhabiting the world of the play,” Gabriel said. “Watching Murphy take a role from rehearsal to performance is amazing,” said Jaclyn Johnson, Festival Theatre’s associate artistic director and Murphy ‘s castmate. “His control of voice and body is to be commended, and his use and understanding of language is wonderful. In his work with Joan Brooks, our director, he took a misunderstood monster and made him a multidimensional human, full of regret, remorse, love and fear,” said Johnson. “At auditions, his vocal strength and character skills were apparent from the start,” said Festival Executive Director Danette Olsen. “In this production he calls upon all his skills to bring this disheartened creation to life. I’m not sure I’ve ever before seen such a tall actor move with such incredible perfection. Gabriel knows exactly how to make every inch of his body tell the story of Dr. Frankstein’s creature.” Though he is currently the only performer in his family, his parents both dabbled in acting in their younger years. “My mom and dad went to high school together and were cast as Emily and George in the senior class production of ‘Our Town,’” explained Murphy. In case

readers are not familiar, the end of the second act of ‘Our Town’ culminates in the wedding of George and Emily. “I have always found this very romantic,” said Murphy. “In my parents’ production, at the end of the wedding my dad was supposed to lead my mother down a flight of stairs and through the center aisle of the audience. One night, however, my dad misjudged the placement of the stairs and accidentally sent my mother tumbling off the front of the stage, wedding bouquet and all, landing flat on her face. I should mention that after the ‘Our Town’ incident they didn’t get married for nearly 10 years,” he said with amusement. When he is not busy performing, researching or rehearsing for a role in a theater, he enjoys reading, drinking coffee and watching reality television shows. He currently does not have a day job but imagines that should he need one, he would be an exceptional animal trainer and/or Latin teacher. You can catch Murphy and his on stage talent at Festival Theatre in “Playing with Fire,” now through Sunday, Oct. 28. Call the box office at 715-483-3387 for show times and dates or visit Festival Theatre online at for more information.

Frederic 1950 class reunion The Frederic Class of 1950 held their class reunion Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Pour House in Siren. Those attending are shown back row (L to R): Lois (Formell) Dye, Joan (Jorgensen) Anderson, Bill Berg, Lyle Johnson, Mark Dahlberg, Jim Glockzin, David Anderson and Rayola (Anderson) Edling. Front row: Elaine (Carlson) Lemieux, Claudia (Denn) Wagner, Betty (O’Donnell) Jensen, Jean (Jorgensen) Flanigan, Georgia (Auld) Heggeness, Geraldine (Grotjohn) Wright, Helen (Fisher) Weinzierl and Liz (Colvin) Johnson. The group meets yearly at the Pour House in Siren on the third Wednesday in September. – Photo submitted

Treasure Alley selected as the Falls Chamber Business of the Month ST. CROIX FALLS – The Falls Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Treasure Alley of St. Croix Falls has been selected as the October Business of the Month. Treasure Alley was established in October of 2007 by three partners: Heidi Glynn, JoAnne Dehn and Karen Vitalis. Their vision of an occasional sale retail store is now entering its sixth year of busi-

ness in downtown St. Croix Falls. Treasure Alley is open one week each month, Wednesday through Sunday, offering an eclectic mix of items from 25 different vendors. Whimsical, vintage, and unusual finds are the norm, including jewelry, trendy items for the home, architectural items and antique or modern “junque.” The owners bring in new treasures daily, and have a policy that no item can stay in

Award-winning ventriloquist performing at Luck Library LUCK – On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m., Luck Library is honored to host awardwinning ventriloquist Nate Plummer. This student at UW-Eau Claire began performing at a very young age. Plummer also found his love of ventriloquism at a young age. At the age of 15, he entered an international video contest sponsored by Axtell Expressions of Ventura, Calif., and took first place in his age division. He received the opportunity to perform in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino as an opening act to world-famous ventriloquist Ronn Lucas. In June 2012, Plummer started touring with the Missoula Children’s Theatre as a tour actor/ director. He has acted and sung in numerous UW-Eau Claire musical and stage productions, as well as been a part of the Chippewa Falls Music Association and the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild. Plummer is also a set and costume designer, a lighting technician, magician, juggler, comedian and musician. Plummer has been described as “Laugh out loud and pee your pants funny.” This

Treasure Alley has been selected as the Business of the Month by the Falls Chamber. – Photo submitted the store longer than two months. This ensures a regular turnover of stock, providing the shopper with a new experience each time. Treasure Alley is open this week, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 3 - 7. Their hours are Wednesday 3-7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The store is located at 107 Washington St. in St. Croix Falls. Visit them online at their Face-

Nate Plummer, award-winning ventriloquist, will be performing at the Luck Library on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. – Photo submitted free family show is sure to be a crowd pleaser for all ages. – submitted

book page, under Treasure Alley Occasional Shop, or call 715-483-9937. Falls Chamber of Commerce is happy to note that Treasure Alley has been a chamber member since opening. Any business interested in becoming a member can call the chamber office at 715-483-3580. Visit the Web site for more information, - submitted

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Balsam Lake Public Library Haunted Wisconsin

Join the group for Haunted Wisconsin with Chad Lewis on Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

Additonal services

Did you know that the library system has additional services for patrons? Check out the MORE Web site at One new feature is the recorded downloadable audio One Click Digital. Access audio from almost any device once you have an account set up. All you need is your library card from an Indianhead Federated Library. Stop in to learn more.

Story times

Story times are held Monday and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and include activities, crafts, stories

and constructive play.

Computer classes

Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m., (new day and time). Oct. 1: Microsoft Word, Oct. 8: Keeping your PC safe, Oct. 15: Online job searching, Oct. 22: Excel and Oct. 29: E-book readers. Please register in advance on sign-up sheet or call 715-485-3215.

New hours

Balsam Lake Library, (under the water tower) at 404 Main St., Balsam Lake. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. E-mail: Web site:, 715-4853215. Like us on Facebook for updated information.

Milltown Public Library Computer basics

Join the Friends of the Library

Morning story time

Haunted places and hair-raising tales with storyteller Tracy Chipman

Open lab for beginners is available on Mondays at 1 and 2 p.m. Sign up for an hour-long session at the circulation desk or call 715-825-2313.

Morning story time is held every Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Join the group for a half hour of stories, singing and fun. Designed for toddlers and preschool-aged youth.

Create and Connect

This programs is an all-ages art and social night. A great night for the while family to choose stories together, to exercise creative energies and to maybe even hear a story or two.

Upcoming events Candidate meet ad greet

Candidate meet and greet will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the library. The Milltown Public Library has invited every candidate on the November ballot for those residents in and around Milltown. See which candidates turn out to meet you – their constituents! Event is sponsored by the Friends of the Milltown Public Library.

Autism and libraries: we’re connected

Thomas the Train Movie Night is coming on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. This program is designed as part of the sensory events for young children at the local libraries in partnership with St. Croix Falls Public Library. Stop in and pick up a calendar of other events that will be held at other area libraries.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone can be a member and can help in many ways.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m., for this all-ages program. Deep, dark, shadowy woods, scary old houses and overgrown, ghost-filled cemeteries ... there is something delightfully frightful about settling down and listening to spooky, haunted tales – letting the imagination lead the way.

No school? Old school!

Friday, Oct. 19, from 1-4 p.m., all of the old-fashioned board games (no batteries!) will be available at the Milltown Public Library. We even provide a light snack. Battle a librarian, if you dare!

Did you know?

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

The St. Croix Falls Public Library will celebrate its 91st birthday during Autumn Fest from 2 to 4 p.m. on the plaza. Join the group for cake, ice cream and fun.

Saturday, Oct. 13, Brian Freeman will be here

Brian Freeman, best-selling author of “Immoral” will be at the St. Croix Falls Public Library, Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. His fifth novel, “The Burying Place,” was a finalist for Best Novel in the International Thriller Writer Awards. His debut thriller, “Immoral,” won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Edgar®, Dagger, Anthony and Barry awards for best first novel. His first stand-alone novel, published in 2011, was “The Bone House,” which was named a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and a finalist for the Audie Award (Best Audiobook of the Year) in thriller/suspense. His newest novel is “Spilled Blood,” set in southwestern Minnesota. Freeman is a 1984 alumnus of Carleton College, where he graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction in the department of English. He has lived in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia, for more than 20 years. Presented by the Friends of the SCFPL.

After-school Wednesdays are back

School’s Out is SCFPL after-school program for kids 8-plus. Meet friends, get homework help and hang out at the library every Wednesday, September through June. Take bus No. 9 down to the library on Wednesday afternoons with a note from your parent or guardian. Check out our new after-school clubs – Kids Book Club first Wednesdays of the month: Nov. 7: “From the Mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” by E.L. Konigsburg, Dec. 5: “Gregor the Overlander,” by Suzanne Collins. Artists Club Fourth Wednesdays: We’re making comics Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. All club meetings include a snack.

Banned Books Week observance through Oct. 6

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring access to all viewpoints by those who wish to read them. This annual library event reminds Americans not to take this precious freedom for granted. Stop in to browse the display of some of the most frequently challenged books including “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” by Mark Twain, and “In the Night Kitchen,” by Maurice Sendak. In the words of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”

October is Food for Fines Month at Frederic Library

Phone: 715-825-2313, open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Friday 10 a.m-5 p.m, and Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m. E-mail Fresh coffee and fast Wi-Fi are served every day.

Most Unique Reading Destination – photo contest

Submit wild unique or wonderful photos of you or someone you know reading, and you could see your photo on display in the library or on our Facebook page. Look on the Web site for more info.

Adventure stories

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., will be adventure stories with Phil and Joann Peterson, save the date.

Library newsletter

Sign up on the Web site to get the library newspaper via e-mail.

Story hour

Listen to stories, create art and have fun with other kids and parents every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Individual help for basic computer questions

Mondays from 1-3 p.m., bring your own laptop; check out a library laptop or workstation. Call ahead to ensure availability.

Play Wii at the library

Inquire at the circulation desk. A friend of the library donated a brand-new Wii. Used games and accessory donations in good condition are welcome.

Community meeting room is available for your organization

Reserve the meeting room with our online form at

Check out the 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.


The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and new extended Saturday hours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 715-483-1777. E-mail: Online:

information please call the Frederic Library at 715327-4979 or visit Jamerson’s Web site at

Thursday morning book group meets Oct. 18

The Thursday Morning book group will meet Oct. 18, at 10 a.m., to discuss “The Last Hurrah,” by Edwin O’Connor. This is a 1956 novel of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, a political rogue who nonetheless understands his constituents. The evening book group will postpone their next meeting to Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., when they will talk about “The Florist’s Daughter,” a memoir by Minnesota poet Patricia Hampl. During the long farewell of her mother’s dying, Hampl revisits her Midwestern girlhood as a child growing up in St. Paul. Copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome.

Wednesday morning story time begins again

For each unopened, unexpired grocery item you bring in for the Frederic food shelf during October, we’ll deduct $1 off your fines (this does not apply to replacement charges). Pay down your existing fines or bring in your overdue materials along with your grocery items. We’ll be happy to see our overdue items again, and you’ll feel good about helping those in need.

Story time runs Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., with activities for preschoolers and their caregivers. If you are interested in reading to the children this fall, we welcome you. Please talk to a librarian to choose a date, and we will supply the materials.

Mark your calendars for the Dollar-A-Day Boys program Oct. 15

Bring in your technology questions and we will help you find the answers. We can also show you how to download free e-books. If you have questions about terminology, Internet, e-mail, Facebook or anything else computer-related, talk to us.

Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at St. Luke Methodist Church, Frederic, on Monday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Frederic Library and is open to the public. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine-year run beginning in 1933, more than 92,000 young men worked in Wisconsin camps. In his program, Jamerson will talk and sing about the many interesting enrollees he has met over the years and CCC projects he has visited. A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow his presentation. Former CCC’ers and their families are encouraged to attend and bring photo albums and memorabilia. For more

Computer concerns? Gizmo questions?

Library board to meet

The Frederic Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the library. Please note this date change.

How to know what we know

Find us on Facebook at Frederic Public Library. The Web site is E-mail us at Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. W., 715-327-4979. Library hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Story time for preschoolers is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Luck Public Library

Hours and information

St. Croix Falls Public Library Saturday, Oct. 6, Autumn Fest and birthday party

Frederic Public Library

The Luck Public Library has an exciting fall programming lineup this year. Be sure to clip this column and hang it on the fridge where it is in full view. You don’t want to miss any of these events. Watch the paper for more information about each program or call the library for more details. Family story hour at the library - games, songs social activities and playtime fun for all. Come right after ABC preschool gets out. Every Tuesday.

October 2012

Peter Fletcher, classical guitarist, will once again be performing at the Luck Library Sunday evening, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. This is truly a performance you do not want to miss! This Carnegie Hall performer will leave you speechless. Ventriloquist Nate Plummer will be at the Luck Library on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. LaMoine MacLaughlin, local author, poet and vibrant promoter of the arts, will be reading from his latest book “Secrets From The Wings,” Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. This wonderfully creative book of sonnets reflects what Shakespearean characters, waiting in the wings, might say, if Shakespeare had given them the chance. Well-done poetry is magical to the ears and MacLaughlin is an artist. Local mystery author Christine Seaton will be reading from her newest book in the Dairyland Murders series Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. The third book, “Cop Incognito,” will debut in September. Seaton feels this book is a bit more serious and takes Bernice and Agent Wyatt to some unforgettable places. For more on Seaton, visit her at To learn more about her sense of humor and writing style, read the article titled “Back Story and Agent Wyatt’s Underwear.” This is quite clever and funny stuff. Local author Jessie Chandler will be at the library on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.


Mark Moran, antique appraiser extraordinaire, will be making an appearance at Luck Library again this fall. Saturday, Nov. 10, from 3–5 p.m., Moran will evaluate all your interesting family items. Last year we had so many requests for private home appraisals, we didn’t have enough business cards. If you are interested in that sort of thing, please con-

tact the library so he can set something up while he is in town. Moran has been a guest appraiser on the “Antique Roadshow.” His knowledge is expansive and his events are very popular. Watch the papers for more information on this coming program. Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m., Janet Martin, one-half of the dynamic duo – The Lutheran Ladies, will be visiting Luck to tell about hotdishes, hot flashes and hot pads. The co-author of “Growing Up Lutheran” and the inspiration of the popular play, “The Church Basement Ladies,” Martin will be entertaining us at the United Pioneer Home with stories of Scandinavian Midwest life, conduct and, of course, food. Her stories will jog your memory and your funny bone.

Library story hour

Library story hour has begun, 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, was animal day with live kittens, bunnies, a puppy and a baby goat. This loosely structured, multiage story hour will focus on games, social skills, activities and books. A perfect time for parents and caregivers to get their kids together for playtime and stories at the library. No registration is required.

Book club

The book club is reading “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbach, for the month of October. The group will meet Monday, Oct. 22, 5:45 p.m. Good Reads rates “The Language of Flowers” as a solid four-star rating out of 4,280 reviews. Good Reads writes: “A mesmerizing, moving and elegantly written debut novel, “The Language of Flowers” beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.” Pick up the book today. This is a lively, welcoming group with lots of interaction and discussion. Join the group as they explore the Victorian language of flowers.


Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sunday, tutorial only from noon – 4 p.m., library is closed to checkouts and browsers.


Homecoming 2012


The sophomore boys competed in the tug-of-war competition. – Photo submitted

Shawn Stevens, sophomore, scored against the senior boys volleyball players. Seniors shown are Jacob Sargent and Mark Packard. – Photo by Kayla Hatfield

The boys played a quick game of Twister. Photo by Kayla Hatfield Junior Caleb Wilson participated in the shaving cream hair design competition during Webster's homecoming activities. – Photo by Kayla Hatfield

Mrs. Pickering shaved the balloon while Mr. Ward held the balloon with his teeth during homecoming week activities. – Photos by Josh Johnson unless otherwise noted

2012 homecoming queen and king were Tianna Stewart and Mark Packard. They were crowned Friday evening, Sept. 28, at the homecoming dance.

Lexi Piepho took second in the Twister game after being pushed over.

Juniors Aaron Dietmeier and Cullan Hopkins duct taped Janie Waltzing to the wall.

Amber Davis and Logan Grey performed during halftime of the Unity versus Webster homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 28.

Junior Tammy Quatmann fed Devon Rondou during the homecoming activities. – Photo by Kayla Hatfield


Grantoberfest 2012

Colorfully clad fifth-graders Ellie Duncan, Olivia Ohnstad, Raven Graves, Grace Covey, Brooke Quimby and Caley Reichstadt won the best team outfit award during the Grantoberfest kickball tournament last weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 -30, at the Grantsburg fairgrounds.


The camera caught Sherri Jones in her wild do as she and her Grantsburg Hockey Association teammates (below) wigged out for the Grantoberfest kickball tournament last Saturday.

Three-year-old Madison Michaels smiled for the camera while getting a new look from face painter Summer Anderson during last weekend’s Grantoberfest celebration.

Photos by Priscilla Bauer

A popular Grantoberfest event again this year was the women’s nail-driving contest. Contestants were given six nails to drive flush into a block of wood. The first one to finish was the winner of the heat. Six women competed in each of five heats with those winners competing in a final round pound for overall nail-driving champion. Heat winners were Carol Scheidt, Adrianna Addison, Geri Dressler, Jeanne Johnson and Becky Wedin. Geri Dressler of Hayward was the overall champion. LEFT: Adriana Addison gave new meaning to the words, “biting her nails,” as she prepared to pound in the women’s nail-driving contest held during the Grantoberfest celebration in Grantsburg on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Geri Dressler of Hayward (center) was the overall champion in the women’s nail-driving contest at Grantsburg’s Grantoberfest fall celebration last week. Craig Selander and Lynn Olby of Bass Lake Lumber, sponsors of the event, presented Dressler with the golden hammer for her nail-driving dexterity.


Grantoberfest 2012


LEFT: Kids had fun searching in the leaves for candy at last Saturday’s Grantoberfest fall festival. The event was sponsored by the Jolly-H’s 4-H Club. RIGHT: Kenneth Bly came dressed in his harvest best for the daylong Grantoberfest fall community celebration held Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Grantsburg fairgrounds.

Photos by Priscilla Bauer

LEFT: Four-year-old Gus Wedin showed his technique for ringing the antlers, simply get up closer. The ring toss game was just one of the many fun activities to enjoy at Grantoberfest last weekend in Grantsburg.

R I G H T: M o l l y Hartshorn helped with selling all varieties of apples, including the caramel-covered kind, at her family’s Grantoberfest booth last Saturday.

Visitors to Saturday’s Grantoberfest enjoyed beautiful, warm fall weather and an entertaining performance by the Grantsburg High School choir during the Saturday, Sept. 29, fall festival at the Grantsburg fairgrounds.


Homecoming 2012


Following the grand march at Luck High School’s homecoming dance, Saturday, Sept. 29, royalty members pose for pictures. Front: (L to R): sophomore attendants Jeremiah Johnson and Emily Warren, freshman attendants Steven Holdt and Maddie Joy, and junior attendants Andrei Todd and Camille and Marsten. Middle: senior attendants Ashley Dexter, Jordan Bazey, Katelyn Dinnies, Alex Richey, Kylie Rich, Jan Rozumalski, Leah LeMay and Evan Armour. Back: homecoming King Joe Christensen and homecoming Queen Taylor Joy. Junior Haley Dikkers plays an original song on the guitar during the talent contest.

Garage Band members Derek Rennicke, Jordan Jones and John Dikkers perform during Friday’s talent contest. Under the direction of Jennifer Gilhoi, Luck seventh- through 12th-grade band members march during the homecoming parade.

During Friday’s pep fest, freshman Maddie Joy feeds ice cream to classmate Jordan Jones while senior Jordan Bazey shovels it into eventualwinner Alex Richey’s mouth.

During the talent contest, senior Kyle Hunter, with help from several classmates, “dances” his way to first place.

Photos by Lori Nelson

Jordan Hendrickson watches Tanner Nielsen and Emily Warren place the During Thursday’s volleyball pep fest at Luck, classmates propel Jamie Preiner and her mattress from one dragon onto the sophomores third-place float. end of the volleyball court to the other, and back, to win a race.


Students of the Week GRANTSBURG


Julia Fredericks has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in first grade and the daughter of Meghan Grindell and Jacob Fredericks. Every day Julia strives for excellence. She loves to learn and does her very best. She is kindhearted and a good friend to her peers. She enjoys dancing and wants to be a dance teacher when she grows up.

Harli Kelton has been chosen Frederic Middle School’s student of the week. She is in eighth grade and the daughter of Peggy Kelton. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, track, book group, youth group and bell choir. She enjoys hanging out with friends, texting, listening to music, working on the computer and watching movies. Her greatest influence in her life is her cousin Adam. Harli is honest, caring and trustful.

Heidi Lane has been chosen Frederic High School’s student of the week. She is a junior and the daughter of Karen Marheine. She works at Northwoods Bakery Cafe in Frederic. She enjoys sleeping, reading and anything to do with art. She would like to attend college to be a counselor or psychologist and work with children. Her greatest influences in her life are her mom and grandma. Heidi is quiet and a good listener.

Marcus Michel has been chosen Grantsburg Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade and the son of Timothy and Jennifer Michel. He is a dynamic boy who shows compassion for others and has assumed a leadership role in the class. He reminds students to walk quietly in the hall and to wait quietly in the classroom. He tries hard and really applies himself to his learning. His favorite subject is reading.


Andy Flodin has been chosen Luck Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in fifth grade and the son of Diana and Darrell Flodin. He is new to Luck this year. He is excelling in his work and making friends. He enjoys science, being outdoors, finding answers to his questions and learning about animals.

Tattie Eckstrom has been chosen Grantsburg High School’s student of the week. She is the daughter of Ella Fagnan and Mark Fagnan. Tattie puts forth tremendous effort in class and excels academically. She is employed at St. Croix Casino in Danbury. She enjoys hunting, fishing, working hard, derbies, graphic design, working on trucks and drinking coffee. Her greatest influence in her life is Mark Fagnan.


Erin Engstrand has been chosen Luck Middle School’s student of the week. She is in eighth grade and the daughter of Todd Engstrand and Leah Vanderweit. She has a great outlook on school, is helpful to others, works hard in the classroom and uses her time wisely. She is involved in church activities, basketball, choir and band. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, drawing, baking, baby-sitting and scrapbooking.

Karsten Petersen has been chosen Luck High School’s student of the week. He is a junior and the son of Paul and Maggie Petersen. He gets very involved in discussions, takes pride in his schoolwork and is very dependable. He is involved in FFA, football, basketball, baseball and student council. He enjoys hunting, trapping, fishing, being outdoors and watching sports.

Paige Hansen has been chosen St. Croix Falls Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in third grade. She moved to St. Croix Falls from Iowa. Paige likes to ride her bike and play with friends. She loves seeing her cousin at school and reading great books at the library. When she grows up she wants to be a vet or work at some other job that helps animals because she loves animals very much.

Leah Lyman has been chosen St. Croix Falls Middle School’s student of the week. She is the daughter of Rebecca and Christopher Lyman. She has a sister Alyiah. Her pets are one dog, four cats, five goats, 28 chickens, two horses, one bunny, two pigs and a cow. She is involved in basketball, volleyball, piano, knitting club, student council, band and yearbook. She enjoys reading, knitting, Facebook and doing homework.

Evan Gorres has been chosen St. Croix Falls High School’s student of the week. He is a sophomore and the son of Brett and Angela Gorres. He has a younger brother Joseph and a younger sister Natalie. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, hunting, playing sports, soccer club and youth group. He is in band, SOS and Kinship.



Wyatt D’Jock has been chosen Siren Elementary School’s student of the week. He pays attention, works hard and is willing to help others. Wyatt also exhibits great leadership skills. He is not afraid to tell his friends, in a nice but clear way, to stop doing something that is hurtful to others. Wyatt is always polite and respectful to staff and students alike.

Juana Olson has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Eric and Jenny Olson. She has been working very hard in her reading class. She comes to class prepared and gives 100-percent effort during class time. She has a positive attitude and is motivated to do her best. Her favorite class is reading class. She is involved in band, Girl Scouts and church. She loves to play outside.

Noah Koball has been chosen Siren Middle School’s student of the week. He is in seventh grade and the son of Wayne and Kathie Koball. Noah is kind and respectful to his teachers and fellow students. He strives to do his best in whatever he is doing. Noah is involved in band, choir, football, track and soccer. He enjoys downhill skiing, hanging out with friends, water-skiing, knee boarding, swimming and sailing. Noah is respectful, kind and loyal.

Sophie Vasatka has been chosen Siren High School’s student of the week. She is a sophomore and the daughter of Mike and Judi Vasatka. Sophie is a wonderfully happy person for a friend and student. She gets good grades and is extremely dependable in everything she chooses to accomplish. She is involved in band and SHE club. She enjoys dancing, playing piano and reading. She plans to attend a business college and beauty school.

Breena Mahn has been chosen Webster Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in fourth grade and the daughter of Christine Mahn. She enjoys swimming, camping and playing. Breena shows Tiger Pride by being a good role model and positive student to her peers.

Austin Spafford has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. He is in seventh grade and the son of Angela and Jay Heyer. Austin is involved in football, baseball and basketball. He has a positive attitude. He enjoys playing sports.

Carrie Rosenthal has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. She is a sophomore and the daughter of John and Maria Rosenthal. Carrie is a great student who always has a great attitude. She encourages others and has given a lot of her time to make sure that homecoming was a success. She is a positive role model. She is involved in student council and choir. She enjoys horseback riding, traveling and swimming.


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Jake Cable has been chosen Unity Elementary School’s student of the week. He is the son of Alleana and Chris Cable. Jake is a kind and considerate little boy. He embraces learning and truly enjoys his school day. In his free time, Jake enjoys riding bike.

Nathan Wester has been chosen Unity Middle School’s student of the week. He is in seventh grade and the son of Jamie Stewart and Kevin Wester. Nathan is a pleasure to have in class and works very hard. He is kind and has a positive attitude. Nathan has a smile and a good sense of humor.

Zoe Vondrasek has been chosen Unity High School’s student of the week. She is a sophomore and the daughter of George Vondrasek and Amy Vondrasek. She is active in the band and choir. She enjoys drawing and writing. Her favorite class is English 10. Teachers say that Zoe is a dedicated student that stands out from the crowd.


Luck Community Education

Fall is in full swing; all lifelong learners can enjoy a variety of topics through the local community education programs. Contact Luck Community Ed for more details about the classes listed below by phone 715-472-2152 Ext. 103 or e-mail More info is also included on the Luck School Web site on the Community tab. Preregistration (at least one week prior to class) is required, since there’s both a minimum number for the classes to run and a maximum number cap. Please note the senior fee is offered with classes community ed runs through WITC. To be eligible for this great rate, you must be 62 (or better) by Sept. 1 for these fall semester classes. Write, Right Now! Thursdays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 5 (no class Oct. 18), 4-6 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Carolyn Wedin. Fee: $21.50. Creative Solutions for Cluttered Closets! Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Susi McCune. Fee: $15. Hope Begins With You: QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Instructor: Carleen Matosky, Polk County Mental

Health Task Force. Fee: Free Computers: Conquer e-mail clutter Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Susi McCune. Fee: $15. Water aerobics Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Dec. 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 23 – Dec. 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:3010:30 a.m. Instructors: Janet Erickson/Stephanie Robinson. Fee: $52/*Sr. fee: $28. Intro to woodworking Thursdays, Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. Instructor: Tony Jenson. Fee: $52/*Sr. fee: $28. Kyuki-Do martial arts Intro night is Thursday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Classes are Thursdays, Oct. 18 – Dec. 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Joe Bloom. Fee: $80/$40 each additional family member. Fee includes uniform and belt. Quilting: Snow Friends wall hanging Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m-1:30 p.m. Course fee: $28/$16 ages 62-plus. Instructor: Lee Spanner. Cooking, preservation and storage of mushrooms Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Instructor: Tavis Lynch. Fee: $12/*Sr. fee: $8.

Back to school

The children at Mina Copeland Head Start were eager to get back to school. They have been busy learning the daily routine, meeting new friends and tasting new foods. In this photo, the children are using an apple peeler to peel and slice apples donated by Dr. Travis Stanford. For more information about the Head Start program please call 715-866-4867. – Photo submitted

AARP Safe Driver’s Course Monday, Nov. 12, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Mary Nelson. Fee: Free** to veterans and spouses. Fee: $12 AARP members/$14 non-AARP members. **To recognize and thank veterans for their dedication and commitment to our country, AARP is proud to offer a free course to all veterans and spouses—regardless of age. Quilting: Angels Watching Over Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Course fee: $28/$16 ages 62-plus. Instructor: Carol Streif. Canning venison Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Shirley Crowe. Fee: $12/*Sr. fee: $8. Intermediate welding Thursdays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m. Instructor: Tony Jenson. Fee: $52/*Sr. fee: $28.

Quilting: Buckaroo’s Dream Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Course fee: $28/$16 ages 62-plus. Instructor: Carol Streif. Holiday Wreaths to Complement Your Home Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $12/*Sr. fee: $8. Quilting: Red Wing Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Course fee: $28/$16 ages 62-plus. Instructor: Carol Streif. Seeking community ed instructors Do you have a skill or special knowledge of something that you enjoy sharing with others? Consider teaching and getting paid through community ed. You don’t have to have a degree, all you need is a genuine interest in your subject and the desire to tell others. Contact Amy Aguado to talk about the options.

Huenink is SCF Teacher of the Month St. Croix Falls Elementary School is thrilled to recognize their music teacher, Janet Huenink, as teacher of the month. Huenink has been teaching at the elementary school for 27 years, and for 32 years total. She still loves what she does and comes to school excited to share with students each and every day. Mrs. Huenink said, “Music is so much a part of my life. I love teaching music. You can touch people’s lives with music.” She added, “Of course, teaching music is wonderful because it exercises a unique part of the brain and everyone can do it and enjoy it. In music we learn movement, about emotions, and about beauty. We reach the whole person. Through music we touch so many other skills: literacy, math, physical education, critical and organizational thinking, music has it all. I love working with children each and every day.” Second grade teacher Kelli Kerkow said, “She does a great job preparing students for their concerts. The children respect Mrs. Huenink and work hard for her. She makes sure that every child has an important role in the events.” Principal Jeff Benoy said, “Mrs. Huenink is successful with students because she is incredibly organized, knowledgeable about music and really wants to see the students learn.” Of course, most importantly, the students love Mrs. Huenink. Second-grader Megan Henrickson sums it all up, “Mrs. Huenink is nice and fun. She teaches us songs!” - Photo submitted







BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, tritaters, raw veggies, dip, oatmeal cookie OR beeftaco salad.


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WEDNESDAY Cinni-mini.


THURSDAY BREAKFAST Bagel and PBJ. LUNCH Ravioli, winter mix, bread stick OR tuna salad.

LUNCH Barbecue pork, bun, waffle fries, broccoli, dip OR Oriental salad.

LUNCH Beef tacos, assorted toppings, refried beans, corn OR chicken-strip salad.

LUNCH Quesadilla, chips, salsa, corn, sliced pears, apples, oranges.

LUNCH Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner roll, sliced carrots, kiwi, apples, oranges.

LUNCH Pancakes, sausage links, hash browns, juice, banana, apples, oranges.


BREAKFAST French toast sticks. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 Nacho supreme, tortilla chips OR turkey/ cheese on a whole-grain bun, acorn squash, salad greens, applesauce, fresh grapes.

BREAKFAST Donut holes. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Soft-shell taco w/shredded cheese OR yogurt/ string cheese w/whole-grain crackers, rice blend, refried beans, salad greens, peach sauce, watermelon.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - BBQ pork riblet on whole-grain bun, PJ and jelly sandwich, sweet potato fries, corn, salad greens/dressing, mandarin oranges, petite banana.


BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Peanut butter & jelly and yogurt, assorted veggies, salad, peas, fresh fruit, applesauce, grapes.

BREAKFAST French toast sticks, juice and milk. LUNCH Hamburger, lettuce salad, assorted veggies, baked beans, fresh fruit, oranges, apples.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, brown rice, black beans, assorted veggies, peaches, fresh fruit, kiwi, oranges.

BREAKFAST Muffins, juice and milk. LUNCH Corn dog, seasoned whole-grain pasta, steamed broccoli, assorted veggies, fresh fruit, tropical fruit.

BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs, 1 slice of toast. LUNCH Cheeseburger, spicy fries, carrots, pears. Alt.: Beef stew and bread stick.

BREAKFAST French toast sticks. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, scalloped potatoes, green beans, peaches. Alt.: Fish wedge.

BREAKFAST Oatmeal muffin squares. LUNCH Tacos, hard & soft shell, fixings, peas, pineapple, cinnamon roll.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Sub sandwich, 3-bean salad, corn, mixed fruit. Alt.: Chicken patty.

BREAKFAST Breakfast bites. LUNCH Grilled chicken patty/bun OR PBJ Uncrustable, sweet potato fries, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Pizza dippers/sauce OR yogurt & bread, green beans, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Belgian waffles. LUNCH Tacos/fajitas w/chips or soft shell OR yogurt & bread, veggies, fruit and milk.

LUNCH Sub sandwich, salad, chips, pineapple.

LUNCH Burrito, salad, salsa OR hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, pears.

LUNCH Fish fillet, roasted baby red potatoes, green beans OR taco hotdish, salad, bread stick, fruit cocktail.

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LUNCH Chicken fajitas with fixings, brown rice, refried beans, mandarin oranges, apples, oranges.

Egg muffin.


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LUNCH Salisbury steak/bun OR PBJ Uncrustable, mixed veg., veggies, fruit and milk. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, seasoned rice, Provincial-blend vegetables, peaches.

FRIDAY Pancakes.


LUNCH Pizza, baby carrots, dip, fresh fruit OR ham salad.


BREAKFAST Cinnamon roll. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Breaded chicken patty OR ham/cheese on wholegrain bun, ovenable potato wedges, split peas, salad greens, chilled pear sauce, fresh apple. BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Pizza with whole-grain crust, spinach dippers, rice, corn, carrots, salad, veggies, steamed corn, celery, asst. pineapple tidbits, banana. fresh fruit, banana, Alt.: Cook’s choice.sliced pears.


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Family caregiving is everybody’s business Classes on caregiving offered POLK COUNTY - A husband feeds, bathes and clothes his 70-year-old wife who is in the final stages of liver disease. A wife visits her husband daily in the nursing home, even though he no longer knows who she is due to Alzheimer’s. A mother provides everyday care to her developmentally disabled adult son who lives with her. A daughter-in-law visits her husband’s parents daily to make sure they take their medication. While her husband pays his parents’ bills and does their yard work, she cleans their house – and worries about

what her teenagers are doing at home alone. Many individuals identify themselves as family caregivers. The National Family Caregivers Association maintains there are only four kinds of people, those who have been caregivers, currently are caregivers, will be caregivers, and will need caregivers.

What is caregiving? Family caregiving often starts with running errands and helping shop or manage legal and financial affairs. Caregiving differs according to need, community resources and caregiver capability. Some may provide 24-hour care in

their home, while others provide guidance and support via long-distance phone calls and correspondence. Some offer care after work or on weekends, while others supplement care in a nursing home or have help from a local hospice organization when caring for a family member. Such care ranges from administering medicines and physical therapy to taking care of daily needs – dressing, bathing, toileting and feeding. Family caregivers help with household tasks and provide the much-needed emotional support essential for healing and coping with long-term disability, degenerative disease, chronic or terminal illness. Half of all caregivers provide care for at

least eight hours a week, and a fifth provide 40 hours or more per week to those needing long-term care. The rest provide less than eight hours of care per week. If you are or will be a caregiver and are interested in learning skills to better care for your loved one and yourself, learn more about it in a six-session course, Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Classes will meet Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 and 8, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Polk County Government Center. Call the Polk County Extension Office at 715-485-8600 for more information. - submitted

Unity High School Class of 1962 reunion

The Unity High School Class of 1962 held its 50th-year class reunion at the Milltown Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 22. In attendance were back row (L to R): Raymond Christensen, Robert Thompson, Mike Olson, Ron Ward, Robert Glenna, John Park, Rollin Hunt, Ken Williams, Chuck Tendrup, Doug Beedle and Robert Sloper. Middle row: Edward McCurdy, Carol (Voight) Forsythe, June (Peterson) Larson, Linda (Clark) Beedy, Janice (Johnson) Kruse, Trina (Olin) Oswald, Margaret (Jerrick) Kalkbrenner, Dennis Langkos, Ed Anderson, Marjorie (Johnson) Grewing and Marlys (Quist) Pilarski. Front row: Joan (Ditlefson) Johnson, Bonnie (Robbins) Schultz, Edith (Hughes) Osborn, Cheryl (Bengston) Heckes, Wendy (Lee) Sanders, Janet (Nelson) Dubats, Gretchen (Strege) Best and Ella (Milberg) Peper. - Photo submitted

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Burnett County Department of Health and Human Services will begin taking applications for energy assistance beginning October 1, 2012. Applications will be taken through May 15, 2013. All new applicants will be required to provide a picture ID. Applicants must provide Social Security Cards for all household members and proof of income for the previous three months. If you are self-employed you will need to provide your taxes. Interest and dividends need to be verified with your most recent 1099. Pensions can be verified by payment stubs and Social Security benefits can be verified by the notice from Social Security or a 1099. Persons who did not apply last year will need to provide a heating bill or receipt and/or an electric bill showing their provider name and account number.


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CHURCH NEWS Bohlen barn site of Let's Enjoy God Conference SIREN – This week, and for the past several years now, the John R. Bohlen farm has been hosting the Let’s Enjoy God Conference in their barn, as part of a Feast of Tabernacles celebration. Held in conjunction with Siren Assembly of God Church in Siren, the gathering will be a bit different this year, with meetings being held both at the Siren Assembly of God

Church in Siren and the Bohlen barn. “This year it’s going to be really lowkey,” said Bohlen, who added that there won’t be any food this year, or anyone staying overnight. But Bohlen said there will still be a few humble folks gathered around to sing, worship and pray. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4, the service will be at Siren Assembly at both

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 5, a service will be held at Siren Assembly beginning at 10 a.m. On that same Friday, people will gather at the Bohlen barn beginning at 7 p.m. Then Saturday, Oct. 6, worship will be at 10 a.m., and again at 7 p.m., at the Bohlen barn. Sunday, Oct. 7, it will be at Siren Assembly at 10 a.m., and at the Bohlen barn at 7 p.m. On Monday, Oct.

8, worship will be held at the Bohlen barn beginning at 10 a.m. The Bohlen barn is located east of Gary Erickson at 9473 CTH D. Siren Assembly is two blocks south of the stoplights in Siren on the west side of the road. For more information contact Bohlen at 715866-4060, or cell, 651-739-8672. – Marty Seeger

Annual Swedish smorgasbord in October CENTER CITY, Minn. – Should you be a bit Swedish, make plans now for the third-annual authentic Svenska smorgasbord, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Center City, Minn. An array of ethnic

delicacies will again be served continuously from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Swedish Mall Restaurant’s Party Room. Under the capable supervision of Chef “Sven” Morrison, long serving tables will

be laden with traditional foods such as inlagd sill, prinskorv, buna bönor, kukta rödbetassallad, kalltskiva skinka, inlagd gurka – well, you get the idea. The annual event is sponsored by the Center City His-

torical Society. The $20 tickets, that include beverage, tax and gratuity, will only be available for purchase at the door. Please mark the date on your calendar and Välkommen! – submitted

News from Bone Lake Lutheran Church RURAL LUCK - On Sunday, Sept. 30, Bone Lake Lutheran Church had a wonderful time celebrating with friends throughout the community. Following a polka worship service, a feast was shared of roast pig, potato salad, baked beans and apple crisp.

A kiddie carnival enticed kids of all ages to play yard games, do crafts, jump in a bounce house and ride horses. Throughout the afternoon horse and wagon rides, game competitions, craft demonstrations and root-beer floats were a hit. The freewill offering for the kiddie carnival

These kids are making treasure chests, one of the many crafts opportunities during the fall festival on Sept. 28 at Bone Lake Lutheran Church. In the background children are lined up at the corral awaiting their turn to ride horses.

events helps the Sunday School children achieve their dream of sponsoring a child from South America. The freewill offering collected for the meal helps fund mission work in the community and beyond. Gratitude is extended to everyone who shared this special fall festival day with the Bone Lake congregation. Bone Lake Lutheran Church is located at 1101 255th Ave., five miles east of Luck on Hwy. 48 and one-half mile south on CTH I. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. - submitted

Kris Mattson led horse rides throughout the afternoon to the delight of the children.

After the rope was made, many tug-of-war competitions were held all afternoon. Mike Wilson helps kids prepare for the first contest.

Jim and Jamie Albee brought their team of horses and wagon for rides down the country road ablaze with fall color. Bill Schillling demonstrates how rope is made at Bone Lake Lutheran Church’s fall festival, Sunday, Sept. 23. Madison Paulsen hands Ole Randall the mirror to see his new bright-red hairdo. Thanks to Savannah Johnson, about 40 folks of all ages sported new colored hairdos on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23. Photos submitted

LEFT: Train engineer Curtis Ysen kept this train running nonstop thanks to a lineup of children who couldn’t get enough of this ride at the Bone Lake Lutheran fall festival.



Lavon “Voni” A. Nelson LaVon “Voni” A. Nelson, 78, Edina, Minn., died Aug. 28, 2012, at Fairview-Southdale Hospital in Edina. Lavon, the youngest child of Marcus M. and Amy (Erickson) Nelson, was born Nov. 24, 1933, in the Town of Anderson. She was born on the family farm, which was located across the road from the old Grettum School. Before Lavon started school, the family moved to a farm about two miles north of Trade River. She attended Trade River Grade School and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1951. She was confirmed at the Bethany Lutheran Church in 1948. After attending a year at the State Teachers College in Eau Claire, Lavon moved to Minneapolis, Minn. Lavon worked as an executive secretary and compensation assistant at the Pillsbury Company until her retirement in 1990. She then worked part time for the Regis Corporation for several years. She also served actively in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1963 until 1984 and retired in 1993 with rank of master chief yeoman. Lavon enjoyed traveling and playing Bridge with family and friends. Her travels included destinations of Hawaii, California, Norway and many more. Lavon was very much a family person and did much to assist her parents and especially her brother during the last years of their lives. She always sent cards on birthdays and holidays to her nieces and nephews and is remembered fondly by all of them. The family would like to extend gratitude to Lavon’s caregivers, Rindy Hughes and Karen (Mrs. Dean) Luedtke for their tremendous assistance during Lavon’s final illness. Lavon is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Myron “Bud” Nelson. She is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth Faist of Sacramento, Calif., and Joyce Burns of Clovis, Calif. Lavon is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. A gathering of friends will be held at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minn., on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Grantsburg, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m.

Mabel Irene (Kamholz) Harnstrom Mabel Irene (Kamholz) Harnstrom, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Golden Age Manor in Amery. Mabel was born Oct. 14, 1927, to Erwin and Gertie Kamholz of Luck, the second of three girls. In 1947, Mabel married Elmer Myers of Stubenville, Ohio. To this union two children were born, Cheryl Lee and Jeffrey Lee. Mabel worked at ALCAN in Centuria in quality control for over 30 years. Summers were spent at the cabin on Yellow Lake with her many friends. She and Sonny Hall traveled extensively in later years. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; her special friend, “Sonny” Edmund Hall; grandson, Jamie Myers; and brother-in-law, Richard Martinson. She is survived by her sisters, Esther (Clancy) Prokop and Doris Martinson; her daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Erickson, her son, Jeffrey Myers; grandson, Josh (Beth) Erickson; granddaughter, Rachel (Hans) Erickson; great-grandson, Jamison Luke Myers; great-granddaughter, Raven Erickson; nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many good friends. A visitation for Mabel was held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Friday, Sept. 28. Online condolences may be left at or Please return to these Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-4722444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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Barbara Staples, 64, Danbury, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Barbara was born in Hampton, Minn., on May 24, 1948, to parents, Jerome and Mary Jane (Black) Siebenaler. Barbara married Ron Staples in St. Paul, Minn., in 1971. Barbara loved birds, having a clean home in which she took pride, caring for and loving her family, and enjoyed gardening. In addition, she would love to put a smile on everyone’s face, and make them laugh. She will be sadly missed. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David Siebenaler. She is survived by her husband, Ron; son, Randy Staples (Carrie Butler-Staples); daughters, Becky Staples-Rutledge and Brenda Willar; grandchildren, Zachary Scott McGathey, Logan Rutledge, Jacob Staples, Sydney Willar and Evan Willar; great-grandson, Michael Jeffrey McGathey; and brother Thomas (Mary) Siebenaler. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 28, at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Interment followed at Danbury Cemetery in Danbury. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Philip Dale Sperling, 84, Danbury, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Philip, who was better known as Dale, grew up and attended school in Cloverton, Minn. He graduated from high school in 1945. Dale enjoyed working as an electrician and being with his friends. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Thomas Sperling. Dale is survived by his wife, Mylah Sperling; his six children, Doug (Linda) Sperling, Bonnie (Al) Thayer, Jayne Engstrom, James “Jim” Sperling, Barb (Tony) Rambaum and Ted Sperling; 11 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; his brother, Mike (Sherry) Sperling; and his sisters, Marjorie Armstrong, Shirley Carlson, Patricia Sperling and Virginia Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Dale on Friday, Sept. 28, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Webster with Father Mike Tupa as celebrant. Interment followed at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Pallbearers were Charlie Sperling, Dustin Engstrom, Joe Stariha, Philip Stariha, Joseph Lemke and Giovanni Ranallo. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home in Webster was entrusted with the arrangements.

Doris (Bowman) Selander

Joyce L. McKinney, 87, passed away at the United Pioneer Home in Luck, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Joyce was born March 10, 1925, to David and Ella Salmon in Minneapolis, Minn. She met Joseph McKinney when they worked at Northern Pump in Minneapolis and married Nov. 18, 1944. They were blessed with six children. Joyce is survived by her children, David (Sherry) of Frederic, Duane (Marie) of Frederic, Donald of Frederic, Douglas (Geri) of River Falls, Carolyn (Guy) Foltz of Frederic and Connie (Kempton) Manske of Clayton; and two step-children, Lloyd (Cyrena) of Forest Lake, Minn. and Sharon Edquist of Florida. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services were held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Saturday, Sept. 29, with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Music was provided by soloist Terri Stoner and organist Mary Lou Daeffler. Joyce was laid to rest next to Joseph at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic following the service. Pallbearers assisting were David, Duane, Donald, Douglas and Joseph McKinney and Guy Foltz Jr. Lunch was served at the Frederic Golf Course after the services. Online condolences may be left at Please continue to check the Web site for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. The Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

A memorial service for Doris (Bowman) Selander will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., at Grace Baptist Church in Grantsburg. A luncheon at Grace will follow the service to honor Doris and her cousin, Lavon Nelson. (Lavon’s memorial service will be held the same day at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Branstad). For Doris’ complete obituary, see the Sept. 5 issue of the Inter-County Leader or visit The Cress Funeral Home, Madison, was entrusted with arrangements.

Catherine Ann LaPlante Catherine Ann LaPlante, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, 67, Milltown, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. She was born on Dec. 9, 1944. Cathy enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Cathy leaves to celebrate her memory, her husband, Dan; children, Mary, James, and Thomas (Lisa); 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother Joseph “Butch” (Debbie); seven nieces and nephews; many other loving family and countless friends. She was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Catherine Korsan; sisters, Patricia and Jonnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Balsam Lake. Cathy’s family will be greeting visitors from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria, and one hour prior to the Mass at church. Cathy will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Milltown. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Day Friends, a local adult care facility for Alzheimer’s patients, C/O Dan LaPlante, 314 160th St., Milltown, WI 54858 To express condolences online, please visit The Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Some coverings are good, others are not When it rains, if we’re smart we use an umbrella, hat or rain gear. When it snows, we get out the parka. In the fall we cover our flower beds and vegetable gardens with mulch or plastic. There are many ways to protect ourselves and the things that are dear to us. Sometimes, however, we put a blanket on our raw emotions in an effort to avoid or hide them. How many times have you answered someone’s “How are you?”

with a smile and a “Fine,” when you didn’t feel fine at all? You may have been crying on the inside because someone criticized you. You may have felt selfpity or loneliness when a friend or spouse neglected you. Perhaps you were sad because a loved one was ill or had died, or felt anxious and fearful about an encounter with someone who had threatened you. Covering our bad feelings is common to most of us. We don’t like to expose our hurts and failures to others. Not that we should spew out our feelings of self-pity and anger to everyone. It’s always good to address our feelings, problems or faults with those we love or with people of trustworthy counsel. But the problem with cover-ups is—they leave no chance for the problem to be solved. They also give others the wrong impression about us and, if we continue in the lie, we even-

Parents try to minimize girl’s dejection over dance Q: My teenage daughter was not asked to the homecoming dance, and she’s heartbroken. How can I convince her that it’s not the end of the world? Jim: For better or worse, many teens infuse high school dances with a sense of importance rivaling that of a state dinner (albeit a state dinner characterized by loud music and a lack of decorum!). Those of us on the other side of adolescence look back on the homecoming dance as a fun but essentially inconsequential diversion. But for your daughter and her peers, this is a monumental event. We’d encourage you to avoid making a fuss over your daughter’s disappointment either way. Trying to convince her that this isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things is a fool’s errand. At the same time, don’t empathize with her too much or do anything else that might prolong her sense of melancholy. The bigger issue here is your daughter’s sense of self-worth. The emotions she’s experiencing are real. She wants to feel accepted by her peers, not like an

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outcast. Give her time to be sad and withdrawn, and if she wants to talk about it, listen with an open heart. Reaffirm her as a person and reinforce the importance of character as opposed to mere popularity. When the night of the dance arrives, help her avoid wallowing in her misery. If she has any other dateless friends, perhaps you could host a slumber party for them. Or make it a “family date night” at a destination of her choosing. With some patience and sensitivity, you can help your daughter weather this storm. Once the dance is over and the homecoming hype dies down, she’ll feel like her old self again. ••• Q: I grew up with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Halloween. We went trick-or-treating every year. But my husband was raised in a family where none of this was approved of. In fact, he and his parents aren’t really comfortable

tually tend to believe the lie ourselves. God cannot work in our lives until we’re willing to remove our emotional blankets and expose our true selves to him. Like a shepherd who covers the raw wounds of his sheep with oil, Jesus the Good Shepherd will bring healing to our body, soul and spirit through his powerful anointing. When we finally remove our coverings and replace them with his, then joy, peace and freedom will be ours forever. “But you have an anointing from the Holy One…” 1 John 2:20 Lord, forgive us when we’ve covered our bad feelings and our sins, thus hindering you from giving us your perfect covering. Give us the will and strength to remove the coverings we’ve held onto for so long. We want your joy, your peace and your freedom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

with imaginary characters like fairies, dragons, magic, etc. I would like our young children, ages 3 and 1, to be able to enjoy these things in a healthy way, but my husband and I are having trouble finding common ground on this issue. Do you have any recommendations for us? Juli: Although it is normal for us to parent based on traditions and biases that we were raised with, I would encourage you and your husband to move beyond family traditions and start talking about family convictions. The real issue is what do you and your husband believe and value as a new family unit? Why is it important for you that your kids enjoy these holidays, and what are your husband’s reservations? Once you get beyond talking about what you did growing up and start talking about values and convictions, you are much more likely to find common ground. For example, you may value the fun and excitement of children dressing up for Halloween. Your husband may object to the satanic overtones often involved with dressing like a witch, ghost or magical creature. Perhaps you decide to honor both convictions by going to a harvest party or church celebration during

Ecumenical Choir practice begins Sunday, Oct. 7 CENTURIA – The Ecumenical Choir will begin rehearsals for this year’s “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” on Sunday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Fristad Lutheran Church in Centuria. Not only are former choir members invited but anyone with a good singing voice, men especially. What better way could there be to prepare for the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons. If you are unable to attend the first practice, contact Brenda Mayer at or Jim Beistle at 715-646-2408 or This Advent/Christmas service will be held at Fristad Lutheran Church, Centuria, in early December. - submitted the Halloween season, where kids dress up and get candy, but without the baggage that comes with traditional trick-ortreating. While you each may have to compromise on family traditions from the past, be intentional about honoring each other’s convictions. ••• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the “Focus on the Family” radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of “Focus on the Family,” author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2012 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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609 Benson Road; Pastor Curtis Denney Sat. Worship 11 a.m.; Sabbath Schl. 9:30 a.m. ALLIANCE



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




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



113 W. Main St.. W., Phone 715-825-2453 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship (begins May 27)


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


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


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

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







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.


Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor; 715-866-8646 Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.


Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor, Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. 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 Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m.


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

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.

2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Andrea Fluegel Sun. Wor. 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.


Pastor Paul Peterson 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays


REDEEMER EV. LUTHERAN 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

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


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


Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sun. Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Education Hr. 9:40 a.m.; 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, 9 a.m. 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 715-327-4461 Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st Sun.

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


Mark Hendrickson, Interim Pastor, 715-463-5388 Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 10:45 a.m.


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


(Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Gene DeVries 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School - 8:30 a.m.


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


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

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


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


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 Sun. Wor. 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.


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

Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sept. 16, 2012 - June 2, 2013 Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m.; Communion first & third Sunday of the month




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


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


877 190th Ave., CTH G, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 715-857-5580, Parsonage - 715-822-3001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sun. of each month

5 miles E. of Frederic on W, 2 miles south on I; Church: 715-472-8660 Pastor Mike Fisk, 715-417-0692 Sunday Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Wor. 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st Sunday



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


(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 Pastor Bill Schroeder Sun. Worship 10 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.


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


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

Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sunday Wor. 8 & 10 a.m.; Thursday Wor. 7 p.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) Sunday School - Child.- 9 a.m.; Sunday School - Adults - 8:45 a.m.; Communion 1st Sunday

LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. 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



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

ST. LUKE UNITED - FREDERIC 100 Linden Street, Frederic Pastor “Freddie” Kirk, 715-327-4436 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.


Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Wor. - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available)


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


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



Rev. William Brenna, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Sunday 8:30 a.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.

SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY 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.


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sun. 8:30 a.m.


Rev. Andy Anderson, 715-247-3310 139 Church Hill Rd., Somerset Mass Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 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.



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


Rev. William Brenna 255 E. 10th Ave., Osceola, 715-294-2243 Masses: Sat. 4 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. ASSEMBLY


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

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




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




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

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



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


Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W, Frederic Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Morning Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services


Pastor Dave Williams 933 248th St., Osceola Morn. Wor. 10 a.m.; Sun. 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. 1816 108th St., CTH I Pastor Gabe Brennan, 715-857-5411 Wor. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun. School-10:30 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 Sun. Serv.: 9 a.m.; All ages Sun. Schl. 10:30 11:30 a.m.; Nursery available


715-689-2125 or 715-689-2156 Brian Krause, Lead Pastor Steve Ward, Assoc. Pastor of Visitation Tim Lindau, Youth Director Sun. School (all ages) 9:30 a.m.; Church Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Nursery provided


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.


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

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

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.


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

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




1751 100th Ave., Dresser Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Wor. 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 Sat. Vespers - 5 p.m.; Sun. Liturgy - 9:30 a.m.

HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN Meeting at Zion Lutheran Church, 28005 Old Towne Rd., Chisago City, 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 Serv. 9 a.m.; Services: Sun. 10 a.m.; Sunday School during church service.




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

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


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


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

NORTHERN PINES QUAKER MEETING 715-866-5016 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting.

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




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.


“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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Phone 715-268-2020 Daily: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Rated PG-13, 111 Minutes Fri.-Sat.: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00 & 8:30 p.m. Sun. 1:00, 3:30 & 6:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00 & 7:15 p.m.

All shows and show times before 6 p.m. $5.50. Shows and show times subject to change. Visit us on our Web site: Like us on Facebook


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Dr. Daniel C. Satterlund

$2.00 Entry Fee. 100% Payback Free Brats & Beer Starting At 2 p.m.

with 29 years of experience

Rated PG-13, 92 Minutes Fri.-Sat.: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. Sun. 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

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The 54th-Annual

Harvest of Harmony

Hwy. 35 & “FF,” Webster Flowers Phoned Anywhere

Robert L. Nelson New York Life Insurance Company Box 313 Luck, Wis. 54853 Phone



Call 715-866-7261

Let’s Thrive.®

Cris A. Moore, FICF, FIC Wealth Advisor


Saturday, October 13 Two Shows - 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Special Guests:

Joel L. Morgan, FIC


$10 Door $8 Advance from members General Admission Seating

Assistant Financial Associate

Matt P. Bobick, FIC Financial Associate

201 Main St. S. • Luck, WI 54853

715-472-8107 office 800-500-2936 toll-free 22854A N1-07


*Also Featuring: Somerset High School Choir

• Commercial Printing • Office Supplies • Daily UPS Pickup • Fax & Copy Service See us for all your printing needs.


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

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Music and Comedy! Bring the whole family!

Grand Design New Location!

Amery High School Auditorium 555 Minneapolis Ave., Amery, WI

For tickets, call 715-483-9202 or contact any chorus member.

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Huge Fall Gun Auction: Selling 300+ Collectible & Modern Firearms + Sporting Collectibles, Sat. Oct 6th Prairie du Chien, WI (608) 326-8108 Full catalog & photos at www.kramersales. com. Register Wisconsin Auctioneer Licence No. 896. 9 Riverfront lots in Taylor County, WI up for auction. Ends October 10 @ 6:30. See www.hinesauction for details. Register Wisconsin Auctioneer Licence Jeff Hines, Licnce No. 1174.

Drivers - OTR positions. Up to 45 CPM. Regional runs available. $1,000 - $1,200 Sign On Bonus. Pet Policy O/O’s Welcome! deBoer Transportation 800-825-8511 Drivers: NO EXPERIENCE? Class A CDL Driver Training. We train and Employ! Experienced Drivers also Needed! Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7893 www.centraltruck (CNOW) Professional OTR Drivers Are you tired of the same old Freight Business (docks/ layovers/etc)? Countryside Auto Transport, Inc. of Menasha, WI is seeking Drivers for specialty auto transport. Excellent working environment! Full Benefit Package, Direct Deposit, Paid by HUB, 5-10 days out, No layover/No docks, Easy load 7 car-trailers. Paid training for Car Carrier, Class A CDL, & 3 years OTR Experience, Good driving record, & PSP 800-739-0701 (CNOW)

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I & H Beams $3/ft. & up. NEW-USED & SURPLUS. Pipe-Plate-Channel-AngleTube-ReBar-Grating-Exp a n d e d - O R N A M E N TA L STAINLESS STEEL-ALUMINUM. 12 acres of usable items PAL STEEL Company Palmyra WI 262-495-4453 (CNOW)

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Grantoberfest 2012 • Wiener Dog Races


The annual Grantoberfest wiener dog races once again drew quite a crowd last Saturday, Sept. 29, watching owners line up their pets for some fun starts and finishes. Photos by Priscilla Bauer

LEFT: Owner Jonathan Peltier looked lovingly at Lucy Lou after the 11week-old longhaired dachshund won the people’s choice and best costume awards. RIGHT: Owner Jennifer Peltier watched as her dog, Lena, headed off toward the finish line.

Cowdogs Nudels and Pinto Bean were wrangled in for the best costume contest by owner Sheila Voster.


W omen’s H ealth E xpo Women’s Health Expo Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burnett Medical Center

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*If there are concerns or findings resulting from your mammogram that require additional views or follow-up studies, Health Expo cash pricing will not apply. **Radiology prices include the reading by the radiologist. ***Please call our Radiology Department at 715-463-7292 to schedule.

OCTOBER 13, 2012

1-5 P.M., AUCTION 3 P.M.



(2 and under free with paid adult)

Includes: • 100% of admission cost is donated to Minnesota Medical Foundation • A full day of fun activities: Hayrides, Corn Maze, Bouncy Houses • Raffle ticket Food by the Chattering Squirrel, pumpklns and CF T-shirts also available for purchase

LABORATORY SERVICES TSH (thyroid)...............................................................$25..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in ALT (liver test)................................................................$5..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in AST (liver test)................................................................$5..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in A1C (diabetes test)........................................................$20..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Lipid Panel (best if fasting)...........................................$15..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Glucose...........................................................................$5..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Urine Pregnancy..............................................................$5..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Hemoglobin..................................................................$10..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in CBC with differential....................................................$15..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Basic Metabolic Panel (P8)............................................$20..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in CLINIC SERVICES Complete Physical.......................................................$150..........................................................Scheduled Comprehensive Skin Evaluation....................................$75..........................................................Scheduled Pelvic Exam Only..........................................................$50..........................................................Scheduled Pelvic Exam with Pap..................................................$100..........................................................Scheduled Breast Exam Only.........................................................$40..........................................................Scheduled Medication Check.........................................................$75..........................................................Scheduled Birth Control Consult...................................................$75..........................................................Scheduled Depression Evaluation...................................................$75..........................................................Scheduled Fingerstick Glucose.........................................................$1..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in IMMUNIZATIONS (all have $10 administration fee in addition to vaccine charge)

HPV............................................................................$140..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Tdap.............................................................................$50..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Hepatitis A....................................................................$75..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Hepatitis B....................................................................$70..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Influenza.......................................................................$30..........................................................Scheduled or Walk-in Visit Our Vendors!

• Limited supply of T-shirts available. First come, first served.

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• Acorn Pantry • Bella Salon • Bont Chiropractic • Chattering Squirrel • Community Referral Agency • Mary Kay • Becky Lake, Diabetic Educator • Natural Alternative Food Co-op • Nubians Delights Goat’s Milk Soap • Premier Jewelry • Scentsy • Sun, Travel and Tan • Tastefully Simple and more!

To schedule an appointment, call us at 715-463-5353 or 800-293-5353 and ask for clinic scheduling. 257 W. St. George Ave., Grantsburg, WI 54840

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Coming events

Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities


• Polk-Burnett Retired Educators meeting at Bethany Lutheran Church. RSVP 715-653-2385. Social 11:30 a.m., lunch noon.



Balsam Lake

Balsam Lake

• Suz Thomson to speak about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at the government center, 6 p.m.

• Poco Penners meeting at the library building, 2 p.m., 715-483-9738.



• QPR, for suicide prevention, training at community ed, 6:30 p.m.

• Annual harvest supper at Central United Methodist Church, 4-7 p.m.


SAT. & SUN./13 & 14

• Candidate meet and greet at the library, 6-8:30 p.m., 715-825-2313.



• Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild’s quilt show at the high school, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Northwoods Flyers Experimental Aircraft Association Club meets at the government center, Rm. 165, 7 p.m. • Community choir Christmas concert rehearsals begin at Bethany Lutheran, 7-8:30 p.m.


FRI. & SAT./5 & 6

• Ruby’s Pantry at Congregational Church. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Dist. 9 a.m., $15 donation, 715-268-7390. • Indianhead Chorus Harvest of Harmony at the high school, 2 & 7:30 p.m.,, 715-4839202.


• Book sale at the library. Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.1 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

Balsam Lake

• Autumn Fest: Bake/garage sale at the senior center.

• Arts & crafts bazaar at Faith Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-405-3354.

Turtle Lake

• Fall gun show at the fire hall. Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-986-4516.

FRIDAY/5 Balsam Lake

• Author Chad Lewis to speak at the library, 7 p.m., 715485-3215. • Annual harvest supper at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 4-7 p.m., 715-485-3363.

SAT. & SUN./6 & 7 Dresser

• Ski & snowboard swap at Trollhaugen. Sat. 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 715-755-2950.


• Fall Wildlife Festival open house at Crex. Sat. 1-9 p.m., Sun. 6-10 a.m., 715-463-2739.

SATURDAY/6 Danbury

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


• Harvest dinner & bazaar at Peace Lutheran Church, 4:30-7 p.m.


• Local authors appearance at the depot museum, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • Coon Lake Classic Car Show at Village Park, 10 a.m.2 p.m., 715-327-8076.


• Feed My Sheep at Grace Church. Doors open 8 a.m., 715-463-5699. • Women’s health expo at the medical center, 8 a.m.2 p.m., 715-463-5353,

Indian Creek

• Turkey shoot & fun day at the Legion, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 715-468-7470.


Dramatic clouds gathered over Burnett County on a warm fall day the last week of September, the sun trying to break through. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer


• Fall bazaar at Laketown Lutheran, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


• Lewis jam, bluegrass, gospel and country music at the Methodist church, 6-9 p.m.


• Fall bazaar & harvest festival at West Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-294-2936.

Shell Lake

• Burnett County Humane Society fundraiser at Clover Meadow Winery, noon-5 p.m., 715-468-4224.

SUNDAY/7 Amery

• Swedish fall dinner, craft & bake sale at Balsam Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Ecumenical Choir begins practice at Fristad Lutheran for early December program, 6:30 p.m., 715-646-2408.


• Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher to perform at the library, 6:30 p.m. • Glory Train to perform at Zion Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. • West Denmark Lutheran Church harvest festival, noon to 5 p.m.

Balsam Lake

• QPR, for suicide prevention, training at community ed, 6:30 p.m.


• Chronic illness/disability support group will meet at Peace Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-755-2515.


• Thomas the Train Movie Night at the library, 6 p.m., 715-825-2313. • Red Cross blood drive at the Milltown Lutheran Church, 12:30-6:30 p.m.


• Stop school bullying seminar at OMC’s Cascade Room, 6:30-8 p.m., 715-294-4936.

THURS.-SUN./11-14 St. Croix Falls

• “Playing with Fire” at Festival Theatre. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., 715-483-3387,

THURSDAY/11 Centuria

• Adult grief support group meeting at Holy Trinity Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-483-3363.



• NARFE meeting at Village Pizzeria, noon. RSVP to 715646-2186 by Oct. 8.

• Cancer support group at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., 715-268-6722 or 715-268-7290.

• Friends meeting at the library, 6:30 p.m., 715-825-2313.


Milltown Siren

• Tanner Fest Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser at Bergmann’s Pumpkin Patch, 1-5 p.m. Auction 3 p.m.


• “The Elvis Show,” Octoberfest benefit, at the community hall. Food/silent auction 5-6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., 715417-0764.


• Pork loin dinner at Pilgrim Lutheran, 4-7 p.m.


• Crex Meadows Nature Photography Club meets at Crex, 10 a.m.-noon, 715-463-2739. • Crane tour at Crex, 5-6:30 p.m., 715-463-2739

Indian Creek

• Clam River Tuesday Club fall fundraiser at the Legion Hall, 6-10 p.m.


• Firefighters chili cook-off at the fire hall, 6-9 p.m., 715475-8060,


• Ventriloquist Nate Plummer at the library, 4 p.m.


• Artisan & brew show at Julia’s Java, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


• Coats for Kids distribution day at Siren Assembly of God Church, 8-11 a.m., Luann 715-327-4737 or Sylvia 715-327-8235.

St. Croix Falls

• Hingepoint meeting for men battling sexual addictions, at River Valley Christian Church, 9 a.m.-noon, 715483-5378. • Author Brian Freeman at the library, 1 p.m., 715-4831777.

Taylors Falls, Minn.

• St. Joseph & St. Francis’ chili fest, silent auction, country store, What’s in the Wallet?, 209 Bench Street, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


Peaking beauty Leaves are at their peak colors or close to it this week throughout Northwest Wisconsin. Many of the leaves already have fallen, and a dry season has been a factor. This Burnett County lake scene, many would argue, is suitable for framing. Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Every Day AA &/or AlAnon, Polk & Burnett counties, 715-931-8262 for time/location. Amery, 715-268-8431. Divorce care support group at Apple River Community Church, 715-268-8360, 715-268-2176. Every Monday Indianhead Barbershop Chorus meets at the Balsam Lake old courthouse, 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, 715268-2176 or 715-268-8360. Moms In Touch International, First Baptist, Amery, 2 - 3 p.m., 715-268-5408, Partners of Veterans women’s support group, Counseling Associates, Siren, 1-2:30 p.m., 715-349-8575. Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday Bingo - Burnett County Moose Lodge, Siren, 6 p.m. Survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault support group, Polk Co., 800-261-7233, 6-7:30 p.m. Anger management group at Amery Regional Medical Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 715-268-4094. Master Gardener Training at Polk County Government Center, 6-9 p.m. Also some Saturdays, 715-485-7600. Every Wednesday Women of Hope, cancer support group, at SCRMC, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 715-483-0431. Free playtime with your toddler at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church,10-11:30 a.m., 715-557-0630. Every Thursday Breastfeeding support group at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, 2-3:30 p.m., 715-483-0431. Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Every Saturday AA meets at the West Denmark Lutheran Church, rural Luck, 9 - 10 a.m.

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