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UPFRONT STATEWIDE - April has been designated by Congress as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is using this opportunity to urge drivers to pay attention to what’s really important when they’re behind the wheel. “Despite laws to prevent distracted and inattentive driving, too many motorists talk and text on cell phones ZKLOHGULYLQJ7KH\HDWDPHDO7KH\UXPPDJHIRUWKLQJVRQWKHVHDWVĂ RRUGDVKERDUGRUFRPpartments. They even stare intently in the rearview mirror to comb their hair or apply makeup. Their attention is focused everywhere except where it should be, which is on the road,â€? says State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “Because WKH\¡UHQRWSD\LQJDWWHQWLRQWRWUDIĂ€FFRQGLWLRQVDQGURDGKD]DUGVGLVWUDFWHGGULYHUVGUDVWLFDOO\ increase their risks of causing a crash or failing to avoid one.â€? In November 2012, a state law went into effect that prohibits drivers with an instruction permit or probationary license, which includes many teenagers, from “using a cellular or other wireless telephone except to report an emergencyâ€? while driving. A previously enacted state law made texting while driving illegal for all motorists. In a national Pew Research study, 40 percent of American teens say they have been in a car when WKHGULYHUXVHGDFHOOSKRQHLQDZD\WKDWSXWSHRSOHLQGDQJHU7KH1DWLRQDO+LJKZD\7UDIĂ€F Safety Administration reports that 11 percent of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. - from WisDOT

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:DUUHQ1HOVRQ)HVWLYDO6LQJHUVWRSHUIRUP ST. CROIX FALLS - Celebrating Earth Day has never sounded so sweet, and a special group of singers is the reason why. Joining host Dan Chouinard and special guest Warren Nelson for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once Upon a Riverâ&#x20AC;? are the Festival Singers, directed for the second year by Marty Harding. The Festival Singers is a chorus made up of 25-30 members from the St. Croix Valley region. Once a year, they join with Dan Chouinard and friends to celebrate 'DQ&KRXLQDUG the St. Croix River in stories and song. This group is passionate about singing, focusing intimately on river music. Back by popular request is the rollicking â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take Me to the Water,â&#x20AC;? along with the sweetly pensive spiritual, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deep River.â&#x20AC;? This year, the Festival Singers will also perform with singer-songwriters Warren Nelson and :DUUHQ1HOVRQ Carol Caouette, and lead the audience in familiar river songs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once Upon a Riverâ&#x20AC;? is onstage Saturday, April 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Festival Theatre in downtown St. Croix Falls. Single tickets are $21 in advance DQG  DW WKH GRRU &DOO WKH ER[ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH DW715-483-3387, or e-mail ER[RIĂ&#x20AC;FH#IHVWLYDOWKHDWUHRUJ, or online at www.festivaltheatre.org. - Photos submitted

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FREDERIC - The Woodland Chorale, a regional choral group under the direction of Dr. Harry Johansen, will present a program titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Promiseâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, in the Frederic High 6FKRRO3HUIRUPDQFH&HQWHU$OOSURFHHGVZLOOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;W area high school music programs. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second, raised over $1,400 for the Salvation Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moola for Milk program and scholarships for area high school students to attend music camp. Accompanied by pianist Christine Johansen,

the 30-member choir will perform a broad range of music including popular classics, gospel tunes, ballads and sacred music featuring works by Joseph Haydn, Aaron Copland and Norman Luboff. A freewill offering will be received at the door, and refreshments will be available during the intermission break. The performance is sponsored by comPXQLW\HGXFDWLRQRUJDQL]DWLRQVRI)UHGHULF/XFNDQG Unity school districts. For more information call Ann Fawver at 715-327-4868. - submitted

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Telemark closes its doors again CABLE - Telemark Resort in Cable closed its doors this week, and employees were told the company currently doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have money to reopen. General manDJHU5RELQ%XFKRO]FRQWHQGVWKHIDFLOLW\ZDVVKXWWHUHG for a thorough cleaning and will reopen in May, but 7HOHPDUNIDFHVĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOFKDOOHQJHV,WLVEHLQJVXHG for $21,000 for delinquent unemployment compensation, $47,000 for delinquent employee taxes and faces court judgments worth $42,000 awarded to unpaid YHQGRUV%XFKRO]VDLGDVDOHRIWKHUHVRUWLVSHQGLQJ but acknowledged the potential purchase group has QRWVHFXUHGĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLQJ7KHURRPUHVRUWORFDWHGRQ

1,000 acres of land near Cable, features an expansive Ă&#x20AC;UHSODFH7KHORGJHZKLFKKDVFORVHGDQGUHRSHQHG before during the last 20 years, has hosted hundreds of thousands of skiers and mountain bikers during its 63 years as a northward destination. In its heyday, it attracted celebrities such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. Famed chef Emeril Lagasse served as chef there from 1978 to 1980. Telemark was recently featured on the series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel Impossible,â&#x20AC;? a show which attempts to help struggling lodges, hotels and inns across America. - Gary King, with information from businessnorth.com and wikipedia.com

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%ULHĂ \ SIREN - The Thursday, April PHHWLQJIRUWKH%XUQHWW&LWizen Patrol has been canceled due to the SKYWARN meeting to be held on April 25 at 7 p.m. in Room 165 at the government center. The next meeting for the FLWL]HQSDWUROZLOOEH7KXUVGD\ May 23. - submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ ST. CROIX FALLS - Flex Gymnastics has been chosen as the April recipient of the RiverBucks program at Central Bank. The bank invites the kids, their parents and friends to stop by Central Bank to enjoy a cup of coffee, espresso drink or a freshly baked cookie. All donations for RiverBucks fare go to support a different St. Croix )DOOV \RXWK RUJDQL]DWLRQ HDFK month. - with submitted information â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ DRESSER - The National AsVRFLDWLRQRI$FWLYHDQG5HWLUHG Federal Employees, Indianhead Chapter will hold a dinner meeting at noon, Thursday, $SULODWWKH9LOODJH3L]]HULD in Dresser. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. Reservations may be made by phoning 715-689-2252 by Monday, April 8. - submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ OSCEOLA - 7KHWKDQQXDO 2VFHROD(PSW\%RZOVZLOOWDNH SODFHRQ:HGQHVGD\0D\ in the Osceola High School Commons. Bowl picking starts at 5 p.m., and a student-led hunger presentation will begin at 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., in the Osceola High School auditorium. Guests choose a handmade bowl to use and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. 7KH ERZO LV Ă&#x20AC;OOHG ZLWK ULFH D typical meal for many impoverished people. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, guests give a suggested $10 per bowl donation. This year, along with the bowls and rice, there will be a silent auction of artwork and professional pottery, T-shirts for sale, a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity booth and student projects. During the presentation, students will celebrate the success of many aspects of Empty Bowls in the school district, including the disclosure of the amount of money raised by Osceola Intermediate School during their Read to Feed challenge, Birdies for a Cause, Hats for Heifer and the OES Products Drive. New this year is the musical, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beatriceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Goat,â&#x20AC;? by Page McBrier, featuring OIS and OMS students. The musical depicts the story of a young girl whose life is changed by the animal she receives from Heifer International. Proceeds RI WKH HYHQW EHQHĂ&#x20AC;W +HLIHU ,Qternational and Osceola Open Cupboard. Call 715-294-2127 for more information. - submitted

Body of missing man found BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - The body of a missing Polk County man reported missing Wednesday, March 27, was found in a burned-out vehicle northeast of Webster. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Friday, March 29. Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland said no foul play is suspected in the death of David H. Melby, 53, Amery. The Polk County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department sought assistance from the public in locating Melby, who last made contact with his family via a cell phone call on Tuesday afternoon, March 26. 2IĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV WUDFHG WKH FDOO WR WKH Danbury area. - Gary King with information from Burnett and Polk County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departments

Nesvold files $275,000 claim against sheriff, county by Gary King Leader editor BURNETT COUNTY - Former County Jail Administrator Terry 1HVYROGKDVĂ&#x20AC;OHGDFODLPVHHNing a total of $250,000 in damages from Burnett County for actions he alleges were taken against him by Sheriff Dean Roland and the county, including defamation, assaults and restriction of free speech by way of threats. Nesvold also claims he was denied due process of law when the county â&#x20AC;&#x153;violated its own policies and proceduresâ&#x20AC;? regarding resignation, termination, pay DQGEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVDQGWKDWKHZDVQRW given due process prior to Roland â&#x20AC;&#x153;ordering him (Nesvold) to leave employment.â&#x20AC;? 7KDWVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOOHJDWLRQUHIHUV to Nesvoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s e-mail to the sheriff in late February, indicating he planned to resign the following week, and the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alleged immediate enforcing of a resignation. The allegation that free speech

Under scrutiny, Sheriff Dean Roland says he will continue to protect the voters and enforce the law, no matter who is involved

was restricted refers to Nesvoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim that Roland and Chief Deputy Scott Burns attempted to keep him from talking to county board 7HUU\1HVYROG supervisors about his concerns over a proposed sharing of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dispatch services with neighboring Polk County. Nesvold is also seeking $25,000 in legal fees he estimates will be incurred during prosecution of the case.

Nesvold said he could not comment on the case. Roland also said he could not comment on the case, but noted he has evidence to prove the allegations wrong. ,Q WKH FODLP  Ă&#x20AC;OHG YLD WKUHH separate documents, a claim for damages, a notice of circumVWDQFHV RI FODLP ERWK Ă&#x20AC;OHG LQ accordance with state statutes 893.80) and the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discipline/termination grievance form (from policy manual) Nesvold asks for his job back, seeks back pay plus 12-percent LQWHUHVW UHVWRUDWLRQ RI EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV including health insurance, attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees, costs and punitive damages. In the notice of circumstances of claim, Nesvold notes: &RQWHQWRIFODLPV â&#x20AC;˘ He had impeccable employ7KHFODLPKDVEHHQĂ&#x20AC;OHGZLWK the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insurance company, ment. â&#x20AC;˘ He was honored as National according to county AdminisWUDWRU &DQGDFH )LW]JHUDOG 7KH Jail Administrator of the Year. â&#x20AC;˘ He was ordered to leave eminsurance company will notify the county when it has assigned ployment and not return. â&#x20AC;˘ He was assaulted three an attorney, which should occur times, creating a hostile and IDLUO\VRRQ)LW]JHUDOGQRWHG

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members who were accused of covering up a 10th member of the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement in an alleged domestic dispute. Last week, 6KHULII5RODQG by Gary King the state DeLeader editor BURNETT COUNTY - Sheriff SDUWPHQWRI-XVWLFHĂ&#x20AC;OHGFKDUJHV Dean Roland, in a letter to the of disorderly conduct against editor (page 9), says that despite that 10th member, deputy the â&#x20AC;&#x153;rumors and gossipâ&#x20AC;? about Christopher Culvey, following a his job performance, he will ful- three-month investigation. The two fired deputies are Ă&#x20AC;OOKLVRDWKWRWKHWKHSHRSOHRI the county â&#x20AC;&#x153;regardless of the seeking reinstatement. A grievcontinued attempts by many ance hearing is scheduled for people to micromanage this de- early May. The claim by Nesvold is the partment.â&#x20AC;? His statement comes on the second to be brought against the heels of the latest personnel- sheriff and the county in the past related scandal to face him and three years. In 2010, a former fehis department - a $250,000 PDOH GHSXW\ Ă&#x20AC;OHG D FRPSODLQW FODLPĂ&#x20AC;OHGWKLVSDVWZHHNE\IRU- with the state Equal Rights Dimer longtime jail Administrator vision, alleging Burnett County Terry Nesvold. (See separate and Roland discriminated against her due to her gender. In story). In his 10th year as sheriff, Ro- August of 2012, the county setland has spent much of the past tled that case for $50,000 ($20,000 year dealing with fallout from legal fees, paid by insurance KLV Ă&#x20AC;ULQJ RI WZR GHSXWLHV DQG company and $30,000 in back two dispatchers and disciplin- wages), one supervisor noting ing of several other department that a settlement was less expen-

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sive than a lengthy court process which could have proved to be more costly. The county and Roland denied wrongdoing and Roland said the claim was an example of a political movement to UHPRYHKLPIURPRIĂ&#x20AC;FH In his letter this week, Roland claims that continuous attacks against his administration began in earnest in April of 2012, coming from â&#x20AC;&#x153;members of the county board, relatives of those deputies that chose to violate policy and law, as well as carefully selected county employees who â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;owedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; county board members for keeping them free from criminal prosecution in the past.â&#x20AC;? Roland notes that not only did some county supervisors plot against his administration in the wake of the investigation and dismissal and discipline of employees regarding the apparent cover-up, they conspired to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get the guilty offâ&#x20AC;? and hosted a party to help those employees ´Ă&#x20AC;UPXSWKHLUVWRU\ÂľHYHQDIWHU being told that the employees were ordered not to discuss the situation while the investigation was ongoing. A ruling by hearing Judge Jeff Kohler, who presided over the

Delay in â&#x20AC;&#x153;officialâ&#x20AC;? election returns

tion returns are not available now and some very close elections wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be decided until next Monday, April 8. County clerks receive election by Gregg Westigard results on election night and Leader staff writer NORTHWEST WISCON- in some cases put the results SIN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Obtaining the results of on their Web site as they are the Tuesday, April 2, elections received. The Burnett County vary from county to county and clerk posted all the returns for by type of contest. In addition, municipalities and school disa new state law allowing more tricts in the county. Polk County time to get absentee ballots in did not record school district PHDQV WKDW WKH RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO FDQYDVV results. The Washburn County of votes is now later in all coun- clerk did not record any local ties. This means that some elec- election results. The Amery School District is

the only school to track and post election results so the detailed Amery results are known. Other school board results will only be available from the district ofĂ&#x20AC;FHV Write-in votes are listed by the counties as scattered. The writein vote details, including races OLNH 'UHVVHU ZLWK Ă&#x20AC;YH ZULWHLQ candidates, are only available from the municipal clerks. Absentee ballots can be received until this Friday under new state law. That means that some returns are not even in yet, OHW DORQH FRXQWHG 7KH RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO

threatening work environment - witnessed by many employees. â&#x20AC;˘ The sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x153;retaliated, discriminated and harassedâ&#x20AC;? him because he addressed a matter of public concern with the county board of supervisors about merging the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dispatch system with Polk Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - a violation of free speech. â&#x20AC;˘ The sheriff made defamatory statements about him. â&#x20AC;˘ Roland and Burnett Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions caused damage to Nesvold not limited to pain, suffering, mental distress, anxiety, ORVW ZDJHV ORVW EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV DWWRUneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees and costs. The claim also alleges that â&#x20AC;&#x153;many timesâ&#x20AC;? throughout the months of December 2012, January 2013 and February 2013, Roland and the chief deputy â&#x20AC;&#x153;threatened and retaliatedâ&#x20AC;? against Nesvold for exercising his right to free speech and that their actions caused damage to Nesvold including emotional distress, medical treatment, lost wages and attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees.

FDVH RI WZR Ă&#x20AC;UHG GLVSDWFKHUV supported Rolandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assertion that deputies and other sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department employees had orchestrated a cover-up to protect DIHOORZRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVD\LQJLQVXPmation that a â&#x20AC;&#x153;frightful chaosâ&#x20AC;? had been visited upon the county. Kohler did not support WKHĂ&#x20AC;ULQJRIRQHRIWKHGLVSDWFKers, however, and that employee chose to resign rather than be reinstated. Roland is in the middle of a four-year term, but at least one supervisor has discussed the possibility of a recall election. That sentiment appears to be overshadowing any praise the sheriff may be getting for, as he puts it in his letter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;(making) the decision to take the right action and do the job that we were elected to do; enforce the law no matter where it took us and no matter who was involved. No favorites.â&#x20AC;? The beleaguered sheriff recently summed up his feelings in an interview with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people around here think if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just ignored this (cover-up) weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d still be one big, happy, corrupt, dysfunctional family.â&#x20AC;?

vote canvass, which formerly took place the Thursday after an election, now takes place the Monday following an election. Very close elections like those for Siren Village and School Board, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be settled until then. The result is that most municipal election results are in, school results are known for Burnett County, write-in-vote results will be available later today, and close elections wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be decided until April 8.

New Dresser board includes several write-ins

Beseler new village president; write-ins Durand, Moberg and Gustafson fill three vacancies

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer DRESSER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With four Dresser Village Board members choos-

ing not to run again, including the village president, it was sure to be a bevy of new faces after the Tuesday, April 2, election. The only candidate who met WKHĂ&#x20AC;OLQJGHDGOLQHIRUDQ\RIWKH vacant spots was Bryan Beseler, who was unchallenged for the village president seat, previously held by Rick Flandrena. Beseler cruised to an easy victory for president with 73 votes, with several other write-ins receiving

a handful of votes, but none offering a real challenge. The other seats were less clear, DVDWRWDORIĂ&#x20AC;YHZULWHLQFDQGLdates eventually came on board DV RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO ZULWHLQ FDQGLGDWHV Richard Durand, Wayne Moberg, Kellie Stewart, Neil Gustafson and Elina Kuusisto. Final results were quite close, and had Durand, Moberg and Gustafson coming out on top. Unofficial ballot counts

showed former Trustee Richard Durand garnering the most votes with 41, followed by Wayne Moberg with 40, and Neil Gustafson also earning a trustee seat with 32 votes. Coming in just out of reach were fellow write-in candidates Elina Kuusisto with 24 votes and Kellie Stewart with 19.


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Financial planning and sewer plans dominate county board meeting

Burnett County in strong financial position; owns $7.5 million trading/ investment portfolio

by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer BURNETT COUNTY - The county boardroom was full and many more people were standing in the hallway at the March 28 Burnett County Board of Supervisors meeting. The audience erupted in grateful applause as retiring child support specialLVW6DUD5RQQLQJHQZDVUHFRJQL]HGIRU years of service to the county. The board also passed a resolution to honor Matthew Bergs who has served as director of the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery for over 12 years. During his tenure, 114 Burnett County veterans and 37 veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; family members have been laid to rest at the cemetery. Bergs was also instrumental in lobbying for a change in state laws that prevented the interment of a Wisconsin serviceman who enlisted out of state. The crowd thinned after the honors and the board got down to business, a lengthy list with two items taking up most of the PHHWLQJ WLPH  D Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO SODQQLQJ GLVcussion and a discussion regarding the sewer system. Glenn Meier and Scott Husnick from Bremer Bank presented a review of the FRXQW\¡V FXUUHQW Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO VLWXDWLRQ DQG an investment portfolio analysis. In round numbers, Bremer manages a $7.5 million trading and investment portfolio for the county. Because such funds are so heavily restricted by state law, nearly KDOIRIWKHPRQH\LVLQFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHVRIGHposit, with most of the remainder divided between municipal and short-term corporate bonds. Since the fundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inception thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a 3-percent return, which translates into over $200,000 in interest income. While Meier underscored the importance of keeping cash on hand, he explained that the rule of thumb for county governments is to keep a general fund balance of about 25-33 percent of the annual fund expenditures. Meier said Burnett County is closer to 50 percent, which means thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to invest some of that excess and earn more interest income. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The county is very sound,â&#x20AC;? Meier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your leverage position is excellent

EHFDXVH \RX KDYH EDVLFDOO\ ]HUR GHEWÂľ With interest rates at a historic low and because lending institutions in northwest Wisconsin have money to lend, Meier suggested that the board of supervisors consider borrowing up to $5 million at a low, 10-year rate. Meier reasoned that the interest from investments could service the debt over the loan period. No action was taken.

*RYHUQPHQWFHQWHUVHZHUV\VWHP The other lengthy discussion of the day included another guest speaker. Teresa Anderson, a project engineer from MSA Professional Services in Rice Lake, was on hand to discuss the logistics and present estimates for connecting the government centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s septic system to the Siren Sanitary Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sewer system. There is currently nothing wrong with the government centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s system. In fact, maintenance and grounds supervisor Gary Faught was on hand to testify that the current system - the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third - is good for at least 10 more years. However, the installation of the Department of Transportationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned roundabout near the airport at the junction of Hwys. 35 and 70 has forced the discussion. If the government center ever plans to hook up to the Siren sewer system, then installing the pipes while the ground is all torn up could save a substantial amount of money later. Anderson provided several options to the board. If the county wants to extend the force main, then it would cost $167,000 to do it in conjunction with the DOT work. However, the estimate to do it later as a separate project would amount to $289,000. At issue is the fact that once the county connects to the system, it would incur $4,200 annually for a service agreement with the Siren Sanitary District whether it uses the system or not. Because the DOT needs to draw up plans by May 10, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much time to work out details. Ultimately, the supervisors agreed on a short-term solution: at a minimum, spend $33,500 to lay 200 feet of pipe while the road is torn up, then decide later when to complete the project, if at all. Ironically, the current three tank system - complete with pretreatment system DQGURWDWLQJGUDLQĂ&#x20AC;HOGVFRVWMXVW to install in 2001 and has averaged about $1,000 per year in maintenance and repairs since. One supervisor noted that for the money, they could install the same system three times over and still be ahead of the least expensive option involving

7KHUHWLULQJ6DUD5RQQLQJHQWXUQVWR6XSHUYLVRU'RQDOG&KHOO OHIW DIWHU&KDLUPDQ'RQ7D\ ORUDQGWKH%XUQHWW&RXQW\%RDUGRI6XSHUYLVRUVUHFRJQL]HGKHU\HDUVRIVHUYLFHWR%XUQHWW &RXQW\3KRWRE\-HDQ.RHO] the Siren system.

)RUHVWU\DQGSDUNVUHSRUW It was a day for guest speakers as Burnett County forest administrator Jason Nichols presented the forestry and parks annual report. The 2011 storm that damaged so much of our local forests has upset the workload and budget respectively. However, in addition to managing acreage sales, timber sales and treating damaged acreage that is vulnerable to disease and fungus, Nichols said the department is also expanding its ATV and trail program and working with Minnesota to build the Gandy Dancer Trail bridge. Even with the extra workload, the department is very close to being on budget. 2WKHUEXVLQHVV In other news, the board approved an ATV route on CTH H from Lake 26 Road to Namekagon Road. The board held an initial discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;virtual meeting attendanceâ&#x20AC;? that included a wide range of opinions on whether phoning in for meetings should be allowed and under what

circumstances. Health and Community Services Committee Chair Chris Sybers expressed his concern that child referrals and domestic violence incidents are on the rise, and reported that so far 1,096 households have received emergency heat assistance. Sybers also wanted to call attention to the fact that the federal health exchange program scheduled to be implemented this October will be handled at the county level, which will result LQDVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWLQFUHDVHLQZRUNORDGDQG phone calls that the county budget did not anticipate. Sybers added that as the Town of Meenon supervisor, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working with the Health and Community Services Department to develop a spring FOHDQXS SODQ IRU WKH Ă&#x20AC;UHUDYDJHG 2DN Grove Supper Club site. Finally, the ad hoc committee reported that the towers projects are hitting delays and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working on a renovation bid for the dispatch center. The next supervisors meeting will be held April 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 160 at the Burnett County Government Center.

Consolidating county land use offices continues â&#x20AC;Ś contentiously E\3ULVFLOOD%DXHU Leader staff writer SIREN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A question by Supervisor Norm Bickford as to which Burnett County committee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; land use or natural resources â&#x20AC;&#x201C; land and water conservation department head Dave Ferris should report to, led to a lengthy discussion by members as to how consolidation of the ODQGRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVLVJRLQJ When Bickford questioned if Ferris needed to report to both committees, committee Chair Maury Miller replied Ferris would report to the land use committee with his budget and any other department decisions needing committee approval.

Other members also seemed unsure as to, which committee Ferris should report to commenting that some of Ferrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; department duties and projects overlap into both committeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; areas of responsibility. Miller said he saw no problem with Ferris giving a report to the natural resources committee, but it was the land use committee Ferris would be responsible to for his departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operational requests. The committee then discussed, at OHQJWKLIDSRVVLEOHUHRUJDQL]DWLRQRIWKH natural resources committee might be needed in the future since it has two citi]HQ PHPEHUV RQH ZKR UHSUHVHQWV DJULcultural interests and the other lakes and rivers associations.

Miller said he was of the opinion both worked with the UW-Extension department and therefore should stay on the natural resources committee under which extension falls. The friendly banter between members led Chair Chuck Awe to jokingly remark, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is better than a soap opera. We should sell rights to this as a reality show.â&#x20AC;? Members next turned their attention as to how the physical movement of the RIĂ&#x20AC;FHVLQWRRQHDUHDZDVJRLQJ/DQGLQformation director Jason Towne, who is heading up the consolidation, said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d met with the department heads to discuss their needs but as to the move, a plan he

had drawn up was, in his words, vetoed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate,â&#x20AC;? commented Towne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe we can do something next year. Towneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remark as to the time frame made Supervisor Dorothy Richards ask, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to happen this year?â&#x20AC;? ´:HOO WKH UHRUJDQL]LQJ LV JRLQJ IRUward but the infrastructure is not,â&#x20AC;? replied Towne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And if that part isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to happen then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m being set up to fail.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This plan to consolidate was sold as one-stop shopping,â&#x20AC;? remarked Supervisor Brent Bloomberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a feeling itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a long DQG GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW SURFHVVÂľ VDLG 0LOOHU ZLWK Towne nodding in agreement.

Property Committee moves ahead on forest addition, Ahlgren donation

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Monday, April 1, meeting of the Polk County Property Committee was more than a success report on the property auction. The committee recommended an addition to the FRXQW\IRUHVWDQGUHDIĂ&#x20AC;UPHGLWVVXSSRUW of the Ahlgren Wildlife Preserve donation. The county forester reported on how access to timber sale locations can be protected, and the register of deeds warned of a property deed scam targeting local residents. The forest addition is the acquisition of 210 acres of woodland at the south end of 20th Street in Lorain. The purchase, using

stewardship funds and a noninterest state forest projects loan, would provide forest products to the local economy, outdoor recreation opportunities to the public and improve the property management of the county forests. In addition, it would bring additional revenue to the county and the Town of Lorain. County forester Jeremy Koslowski has been working with the property owner on the purchase for several months. The committee recommended approval of the resolution by the county board. The committee also unanimously reDIĂ&#x20AC;UPHG LWV DSSURYDO RI WKH DFFHSWDQFH of the Ahlgren Wildlife Preserve by the county. The 180-acre donation of property

along the Balsam Branch south of Hwy. 8 was postponed from the March county board meeting when weather conditions prevented the donor, Janet Ahlgren, from attending. A supervisor, Pat Schmidt, has said she would like to see if the DNR would take the property instead of the county. County Administrator Dana Frey told the committee that the DNR had been approached about the land in the past and was not interested, and that Ahlgren preferred to donate the land to the county. He said that the land coming on the tax rolls would more than balance the current taxes of less than $4,000 on the donated land. Property director Deb Peterson said WKHGRQDWLRQVFRUHGZHOOZKHQDQDO\]HG

by the county departments. The donation will be on the agenda of the next county board meeting. In short items, Koslowski reported that the forestry department is buying timber mats to protect wetlands during periods of timber harvests. Register of deeds Laurie Anderson said that area homeowners are being targeted with a scam to buy â&#x20AC;&#x153;grant deedsâ&#x20AC;? for their property at a cost of $83. She said the offers are not made by the government and are deceptive. Anderson said residents can buy the same information from the county for as little as $2.


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Polk property auction a success Sale of more delinquent land planned

and Deb Peterson, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property department director, both said they were very pleased with the sale. The four properties, including a house in Bone Lake and three lots in the towns by Gregg Westigard of Clayton, Lincoln and Luck, were sold Leader staff writer %$/6$0/$.(²7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVW3RON&RXQW\ on the Wisconsin Surplus Web site. The online auction of tax-delinquent land auction started March 11 and concluded was a success. Four properties sold for Monday morning, April 1. The bidding $108,200. That was $46,700 more than the on all the properties was active right up minimum bid amounts. County treasurer to the closing time and was actually exAmanda Nissen said that the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tended a few minutes on one property. H[SHQVHV KDYH QRW EHHQ Ă&#x20AC;QDOL]HG EXW The bids could be tracked online in real WKHFRXQW\ZLOOKDYHDSURĂ&#x20AC;WRIEHWZHHQ time. A house in Bone Lake, on eight acres $70,000 and $95,000 from the sale. Nissen

of land, sold for $69,000 and brought ELGVIURPĂ&#x20AC;YHELGGHUV7KDWVDOHZDV $19,000 over the minimum. A 1.5-acre lot on the Apple River in Lincoln sold for $25,500, an increase of $20,500 over the minimum in an auction that drew seven bids on Monday morning alone. The two lots in Clayton and Luck sold for $7,500 and $6,200. The auction fees are paid by the buyers and are in addition to the sale price. All the properties will now be returned to the tax rolls. Nissen said the county had been waiting for an upturn in the property market before trying to sell tax-delinquent land

and chose these four to test the market. With a successful sale, Nissen and Peterson say the county is planning more sales from a list of about 35 different properties. One item that may be offered soon is the Julian property in McKinley, 160 acres of woodland at the end of 255th Avenue. A large wetland at the southeast corner of the property makes access to the land GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW

Committee approves text amendment Change will allow flexibility for telecommunications tower applications E\3ULVFLOOD%DXHU Leader staff writer SIREN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Burnett County Land Use And Information Committee voted to accept a text amendment to a section of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ordinance code, which deals with areas where telecommunications facilities may be allowed or prohibited at the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s April 2 meeting. In approving the text change the committee JLYHVWKH]RQLQJGHSDUWPHQWĂ H[LELOLW\LQ taking applications for telecommunication tower permits while keeping shoreline protection intact. &RXQW\]RQLQJDGPLQLVWUDWRU-LP)ODQnigan spoke to the reason for the text amendment to the ordinance, telling members the current ordinance prohibits any cell towers in a shoreline area, GHĂ&#x20AC;QHG DV DOO DUHDV RI QDYLJDEOH ZDWHU ZKLFK LQFOXGHV DQ\ ODNH SRQG Ă RZDJH or 300 feet from a river or stream. Flannigan recommended changing the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;shorelandâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;wetlands,â&#x20AC;? stressing the change in no way would jeopDUGL]H VKRUHOLQH SURWHFWLRQ )ODQQLJDQ explained there are numerous small water areas in the county, many not even shown on maps, with the northern part having so many he could not even take an application for a cell tower there as the current ordinance section is written. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will allow us to take applications

but it will not be an automatic granting,â&#x20AC;? Flannigan stressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Applications would still go through the process and come before this committee for approval.â&#x20AC;?  ´7KLV JLYHV XV PRUH Ă H[LELOLW\Âľ VDLG committee Chair Maury Miller of the proposed text change. Sid Sherstad of Siren Telephone Co. appeared before the committee to discuss plans by the company to bring broadband to the town of Scott and Webb Lake this summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The challenge of putting up these towers in the northern part of the county is EHLQJ DEOH WR Ă&#x20AC;QG SURSHUW\ WKDW PHHWV WKH FXUUHQW ]RQLQJ UHTXLUHPHQWV ZLWK the shoreline designation,â&#x20AC;? said Sherstad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way it reads now is any tiny pond WKDWFDQKROGZDWHURQFHD\HDUDQGĂ RDW DFDQRHTXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HVDVDZDWHUZD\Âľ Sherstad said his company would like to build with as low impact as possible. He explained the term low impact refers to towers being short by tower standards, under 200 feet, which means no strobe light is needed on top. The towers would be the self-supported type not needing guy wires. According to Sherstad this type of tower also doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need as big of an area cleared in a wooded area for construction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The towers would be self-supported,â&#x20AC;? said Sherstad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A big part of the tower construction is the concrete and steel superstructure below the ground level that anchors the tower. As you view a tower you only see the steel structure above the ground level.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;These towers are built strong enough

6LG6KHUVWDGRI6LUHQ7HOHSKRQH&RKHOGXSDPDSVKRZLQJWKHDUHDWKHFRPSDQ\SODQVWREULQJ EURDGEDQGWRWKLVVXPPHUZKLFKFRQWDLQVPDQ\VPDOOZDWHUZD\V|7KHFKDOOHQJHRISXWWLQJXS WKHVHWRZHUVLQWKHQRUWKHUQSDUWRIWKHFRXQW\LVEHLQJDEOHWRILQGSURSHUW\WKDWPHHWVWKHFXU UHQW]RQLQJUHTXLUHPHQWVZLWKWKHVKRUHOLQHGHVLJQDWLRQ}VDLG6KHUVWDG|7KHZD\LWUHDGVQRZLV DQ\WLQ\SRQGWKDWFDQKROGZDWHURQFHD\HDUDQGIORDWDFDQRHTXDOLILHVDVDZDWHUZD\}3KRWR E\3ULVFLOOD%DXHU to carry LTE cellular and emergency dispatch equipment in the future,â&#x20AC;? added Sherstad. Flannigan reminded the committee of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land use plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People were looking for better wireless service,â&#x20AC;? said Flannigan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be updating of the ordinance to our land use plan.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This would be a huge economic benHĂ&#x20AC;WWRWKHFRXQW\Âľ0LOOHUVDLGRIIXWXUH telecommunications towers being constructed to provide greater Internet access. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People want to do business here. In the areas of Voyager Village and Webb Lake people want to spend more time here but canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t because of poor Internet.â&#x20AC;? Sherstad said he has many requests from cabin owners, retirees and seniors looking for broadband service. After the approval Flannigan said the committee was very clear the amending of the ordinance text would in no way HIIHFW VKRUHOLQH SURWHFWLRQ ´7KH GHĂ&#x20AC;QLtion was just broader than needed to be to protect shoreline. The intent is not to have communication towers next to bodies of water.â&#x20AC;?

,QRWKHUFRPPLWWHHEXVLQHVV The committee granted a conditional permit to David Coon, of Waukesha, new owner of the former Bashaw Lake Resort. Coon and his wife plan to reopen the four-cabin, 16-unit campground as a family resort. 6LUHQ7HOHSKRQH&RPSDQ\SODQVWRFRQVWUXFWWKLVW\SHRIORZLPSDFWVHOIVXSSRUWHGWRZHULQ Flannigan stated the cabins are grandWKHWRZQVRI6FRWWDQG:HEE/DNHWKLVVXPPHU6SHFLDOSKRWR fathered in and the campground sites also

meet current requirements, including the sewer system, which Supervisor Norm Bickford asked about being up to code. Coon, who said his family has a history in the resort business, hopes to move to the area in the next six months and have the resort open by midsummer. When asked by committee members if he planned to have the resort open during the winter months Coon said he underVWRRGWKUHHRIWKHFDELQVZHUHZLQWHUL]HG so there could be some limited winter rentals but initially he planned for summer rentals only. Flannigan said there was one change to the original operation, two open lots on the property, which Coon commented might be used by his parents to build a home in the future. The committee tabled a decision to grant a conditional permit to operate a Ă HDPDUNHWDWWKH'RFNV8QOLPLWHGSURSerty, located southwest of Siren on Hwy. 70, owned by Scott and Shauna Martin. A decision will be made at the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May meeting pending follow-up informaWLRQUHTXHVWHGE\WKH]RQLQJDGPLQLVWUDtor. The committee approved the request to UHĂ&#x20AC;OO WKH DVVLVWDQW ]RQLQJ DGPLQLVWUDWRU position currently held by Craig Conroy who will being retiring June 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would EHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;FLDOWRKDYHWKHQHZSHUVRQRQ board to work with Craig as long as possible,â&#x20AC;? Flannigan told the committee.


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LuAnn White upsets two challengers as a write-in for president; Voss returns, joined by Erickson, Hansen 

Milltown write-in surprise 

County on Tuesday, April 2, incumbent Milltown Village President LuAnn White was handily re-elected to her presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat as a write-in, in spite of initially choosing not to run again at the village caucus. White changed her mind in the weeks prior to the election, and challenged Lesby Greg Marsten ter Sloper and incumbent Trustee Henry Leader staff writer Studtmann Jr. for the seat, which she had MILLTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In one of the most bipreviously held for the last 19 years. ]DUUH DQG VWXQQLQJ UDFHV DFURVV 3RON White earned 108 write-in votes, com-

pared to Studtmannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 62 and Sloperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 55 votes. Studtmann remains on the board as a returning trustee, as his seat is not up for re-election until the next cycle. There were three vacancies for trustees in Milltown, and only one incumbent sought re-election, Erling Voss. He had challenges from several former trustees, Ben Wheeler and Joe Castellano. Also challenging were Jeff Erickson, Kendra Hansen and Patrick Hyden. 7KH Ă&#x20AC;QDO WUXVWHH UHVXOWV KDG (ULFNVRQ

winning with 128 votes, followed by Hansen and Voss. All three will be seated on the new board. The remaining candidates vote totals had Wheeler, Castellano and Hyden, with 98, 97 and 56 votes, respectively. The Milltown board vacancies came from the noncandidacy of current TrustHHV-DVRQ0F.HQ]LHDQG%RE-RQHV

Osceola voters approve facility referendum

the school districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic 774-620 approval; Johnson, equipping complex. Kammerud to school board   8QGHUWKHDSSURYHGSODQWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGZLOO

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer OSCEOLA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Voters in the Osceola School District easily approved a sweeping, $3 million facility referendum to improve and enhance their athletic facilities in the Tuesday, April 2, election. 7KH Ă&#x20AC;QDO YRWH ZDV  LQ IDYRU DQG 620 against. The referendum is meant to DSSURYH VHHNLQJ  PLOOLRQ LQ ERQG Ă&#x20AC;nancing for renovating, improving and

Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino new president; Hallberg, Bollinger and Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino win as trustees   by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Incumbent Balsam Lake Village Board Trustee Geno Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino was elected the new village president, as well as winning a choice to

have expanded use for football, soccer, physical education classes, the marching band and other activities. The athletic complex project also includes improving handicapped accessibility, reconstruction of a new ticket entrance, as well as the addition of a new public area with concessions, new rest rooms and a press box. The current facility has had a history 2VFHROD6FKRRO%RDUGHOHFWLRQVUHVXOWV of water and drainage issues, and the Three candidates were also running for SODQDOVRLQFOXGHVUDLVLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGQHZ two vacancies on the school board. Long-

Balsam Lake board shake-up

return to his board seat in the Tuesday, April 2, election, meaning he will have to FKRRVHKLVRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDQGWKHYDFDQF\ZRXOG QHHGWREHĂ&#x20AC;OOHGE\DSSRLQWPHQW Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino defeated challenger Carl Holmgren for the village president seat E\DĂ&#x20AC;QDOYRWHUHSODFLQJUHWLUing village President Guy Williams, who hung up his hat after 19 years of service. There were three trustee vacancies, as the seats of incumbents Josh Hallberg, Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino and retiring Trustee Mike

9ROW]ZHUHDOOXSIRUJUDEV Incumbent Trustee Hallberg was the top overall vote-getter with 147 votes. On his heels and also re-elected, at least in theory, was incumbent Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino, who garnered 130 votes, but he must choose between that seat or the presidential win. The other outright trustee winner was challenger Vera Bollinger, who came away with 96 votes. She had made a run RQFHEHIRUHEXWWKLVZDVKHUĂ&#x20AC;UVWHOHFWLRQ win.

Polk County unofficial election returns

Clear Lake President *Roger LaBlanc (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 77 Michael Flaherty â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32 Dresser Five write-in candidates for three council seats Luck Council *Mike Broten â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 113 *Rebecca Rowe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 101 *Bob Determan (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 72 Richard Williams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 52 Milltown President *LuAnn White (I) WI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 108 Henry Studtmann â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 62 Les Sloper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 55 Council *Jeff Erickson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 128 *Kendra Hansen - 105 *Erling Voss (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 103 Benjamin Wheeler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 98 Joe Castellano â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 97 Partick Hyden â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 56 SCHOOLS Amery *Chelsea A. Whitley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 909 *Dale A. Johnson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 735 Mark Pendergast â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 551 Paul Jakupiak â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 188

Contested races only * = elected (I) = incumbent WI = write-in

VILLAGES %DOVDP/DNH President *Geno Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 142 Carl Holmgren â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 104 Council (elect three) *Josh N. Hallberg (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 147 *Geno Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 130 (will serve as president / decline seat) Vera Bollinger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 96 Keith Swenson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 92 Glen Jones â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 89 Ryan N. Wildt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 89 (third place too close to call / second place will be vacant) Clayton Write-in candidate for council/result not known Frederic President *William Johnson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 85 Jim Pearson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 68 Council *Maria Ammend (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 131 *Jamie Worthington â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 101 *John Boyer (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 92 Win Herberg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 87

Contested races only * = elected (I) = incumbent WI = write-in

and enhanced drainage and an expanded storm retention pond. It also includes resurfacing the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running track, ZLWK D PRGHUQ UXEEHUL]HG VXUIDFH DV well as upgrades for the long jump, pole vault and triple jump, to meet new state standards. With the approval, work on the projects is scheduled to begin this spring, with an estimated completion by this September, when school begins.

TOWNS %RQH/DNH Chair *Andy Brown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 136 Doug Route â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 84 Supervisors *Bill Schilling (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 147 *Roger Neumann (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 134 Earl Ericksen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 91 Clayton Chair *Arling L. (Ole) Olson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 82 6FRWW*URVVNUHXW] , ² Clerk *Tracy A. LaBlanc â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 99 Pam Van Heuklom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 Eureka Chair *Gene Krull â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 211 Kyle Swanson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 165 Supervisors *Gary Gudmunsen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 265 *James Johnson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 146 Roger Johnson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 119 Steve Jacobs (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 97 Clerk *Melody Jacobs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 283 Treasurer *David Anderson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 340 (resigned as treasurer before election)

time board member and President Timm Johnson sought re-election to his seat, although current board member Cathy Olson chose not to run again. Johnson was challenged by former district transportation director Peter KamPHUXGDQGQHZFRPHU.HUL8]SHQ 8QRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOUHVXOWVKDYH-RKQVRQUHWXUQing to the board with 794 votes. He will be joined Kammerud, who garnered the most support with 911 votes. Challenger 8]SHQFDPHLQWKLUGZLWKYRWHVDQG missed the seat. All three of the candidates supported the referendum ballot question.

Just three votes separated the remaining three candidates, as challengers Keith Swenson received 92 votes, with Glen Jones and Ryan Wildt earning 89 votes each. It is unclear exactly how the village board will address the Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino â&#x20AC;&#x153;double win,â&#x20AC;? but he said in an earlier interview that he would need to choose which seat to accept, with the vacancy to be Ă&#x20AC;OOHGWKURXJKDERDUGDSSRLQWPHQW

Farmington Supervisors *James Connors (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 197 *Dennis Neumann â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 193 Robert Uran â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 114 Christine Zappa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 110 Georgetown Supervisors (too close to call) John Molamphy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 77 Andy Mangelsen (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 72 James Bystrom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 71 Johnstown Chair *Mike Anderson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 95 'RXJODV5RX]HU² Treasurer 6XVDQ5RX]HU , ² Alice Verby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 26 Write-ins â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 31 Luck (second seat too close to call) *Todd Schulte â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 71 Larry Wright (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 59 Gregory Marsten (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 58

Burnett County unofficial election returns *Rhonda Highstrom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 287 Cate Hayman (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 239 Peggy Moore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 234

VILLAGES Grantsburg Council *Tasha Burlini-Olson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 124 *Dale Dresel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 112 Diane Barton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13 Other write-ins 23

TOWNS Daniels Supervisors (second seat too close to call) *Denis M. Simonsen (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 71 Michael Huber â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 62 Timothy Tjader (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 59

Siren Council (too close to call) Peggy Moore (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 63 Rick Engstrom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 63 Janet Hunter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 61 Tom Anderson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60 Ernie Swanson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60

Dewey Supervisors *Philip Scheu (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 52 *Duane Johnson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 48 Kyle Vanderhoof â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 39

SCHOOLS Siren (third place serves two years only/is too close to call) *Duane Emery (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 292

Jackson Supervisors *Nancy Growe (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 145 *Roger L. Larson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 136 John Vandergon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 76

5XVN Clerk *Bonnie Harder (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 41 Ann Stellrecht â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 37 Sand Lake Chair *Ed Weber â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 79 Jim Tolbert â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 43

Supervisors (second seat too close to call) *Jerry Tjader â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 80 Carsten Endresen (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60 Daniel Scully (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 56 Scott Supervisors *Gary Lundberg (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 164 *Kathy Young â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 144 Doug McCreadie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 85 Clerk *Karen Wiggins â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 129

Kim Simon (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 105

Siren Supervisors *Philip Stiemann (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 99 *Bert Fudd Lund (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 98 Jeff Howe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 69 Union Supervisors *Wayne Burmeister (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 29 *Gene Ackland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23 Dennis Johnson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19 :RRG5LYHU Chair *Dawn Luke â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 125 Merlin Becvar (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 77 Supervisors (seats too close to call) Dale Halverson (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100 Donald Chell (I) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 99 Charles Swenson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 98 Joel Johnson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 82


Dresser results

Durand,  Moberg, Gustafson  win

&RXQFLOzWKUHHWREHHOHFWHG *Richard Durand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 41 *Wayne Moberg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 40 *Neil Gustafson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32   Elina Kuusisto â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24 DRESSER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The write-in results from Kellie Stewart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19 the Dresser Village Web site. All three inOther â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 total. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gregg Westigard FXPEHQWWUXVWHHVUHWLUHGDQGQRRQHĂ&#x20AC;OHG for the seats. There were no candidates on the ballot.

Grantsburg results

Barton  wins third  council  seat

  GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Diane Barton won the

third council seat with 13 write-in votes. The other 23 write-in votes were spread among a number of persons with none of them gaining more votes than Barton. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gregg Westigard

Broten, Rowe and Determan at Luck Village

LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Broten, Rebecca Rowe and incumbent Robert Determan were chosen by voters in the village of Luck to Ă&#x20AC;OORSHQWUXVWHHVHDWVRQWKHYLOODJHERDUG Running unopposed, village President Peter Demydowich received 91 votes to be re-elected for another term. Broten received 113 votes, followed by

Rowe with 101 and Determan with 72. A fourth candidate, Richard Williams, received 52 votes. Eight write-in votes were cast for president and two for trustee. $OOYRWHFRXQWVDUHXQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOXQWLOFDQvassed later this week. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary Stirrat

SCF School Board shuffled

Norgard re-elected, Bont returns

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The makeup of the St. Croix Falls School Board includes familiar names and faces, but did have a minor shake-up. Incumbents Sheri Norgard, Patricia Mitchell and former board member Dr. Steven Bont faced off in the Tuesday elec-

tion for two vacancies. 8QRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO UHVXOWV KDYH %RQW DQG 1RUgard as the winners, with Bont receiving 516 votes, Norgard 410 and Mitchell Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ LQ WKLUG SODFH ZLWK  YRWHV meaning she will not return to her seat. Bont had previously served on the St. Croix Falls School Board from 2004 to 2007; Norgard has served one term prior to her re-election; Mitchell had been on the board for the past eight years. 7KHUHVXOWVZLOOEHĂ&#x20AC;QDOL]HGDWWKH$SULO 9 canvassing.

Buck, Stonesifer for Luck School Board LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Voters in the Luck School District returned LeRoy Buck to another term on the school board, along with newcomer Kurt Stonesifer. Not elected were Todd Schulte and Rich Benny.

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Burnett election highlights

Wood River town chair defeated

test should be known soon. Incumbent Tasha Burlini-Olson and former council member Dale Dresel were elected to the Grantsburg Village Board. ,Q6LUHQĂ&#x20AC;YHSHRSOHZHUHUXQQLQJIRU by Gregg Westigard WKUHHFRXQFLOVHDWVDQGDOOĂ&#x20AC;YHUHFHLYHG Leader staff writer BURNETT County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Wood River roughly the same amount of votes. The Town Board election was the most con- Ă&#x20AC;YHDUH5LFN(QJVWURP-DQHW+XQWHU WKH tested election in Burnett County. Town outgoing village president), Ernie Swanclerk Dawn Luke defeated longtime town son, and incumbents Peggy Moore and Chair Merlin Becvar 125 to 77 to take the 7RP$QGHUVRQ7KHXQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOYRWHWRWDOV top seat. Four candidates were running for were 63, 63, 61, 60 and 60. The third seat on the Siren School Board the two town supervisor seats and three RIWKHPHQGHGXSDOPRVWWLHG8QRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO is also a toss-up. Five votes separate inresults show incumbents Dale Halvorson cumbent Cate Hayman and challenger and Donald Chell receiving 100 and 99 Peggy Moore. One of the two will serve votes, while challenger Charles Swenson the remaining two years of a vacant seat. Other close races are in Daniels, Miwas right behind with 98 votes. This race may not be decided until absentee votes chael Huber and incumbent supervisor are counted and the results reviewed next Timothy Tjader, and Sand Lake, incumbent Supervisors Carsten Endresen and Monday, April 8. The third seat on the Grantsburg Vil- Daniel Scully. In the Sand Lake race for lage Board was a write-in contest. Diane town supervisor, challenger Jerry Tjader Barton received 13 votes but there were was elected. 23 other write-ins. Details on this con-

by Chuck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio 67$7(:,'('15RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVVD\WKH\¡UH working on ways to boost the percentage of state residents who properly dispose of old pharmaceuticals. A UW-Extension study released this year found that as of 2011, only two percent of unused prescription and over-the counter medications were safely taken in collection sites, whether one-day, permanent or mail-back. The rest of the meds went into the trash, down the drain or ZHUHVWRUHGLQGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\7KH'15ERDUG discussed the study yesterday. Board chairman Preston Cole says the numbers are troubling. Cole is an administrator at the Milwaukee Department of Public Works and says

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Three hundred sixty-seven days ago I received information that launched an internal investigation into the actions taken, or failed to be taken, by some deputies and public safety employees of the %XUQHWW&RXQW\6KHULII¡V2IĂ&#x20AC;FH$SULO 2012, was the day that began the continuous attacks against my administration by members of the county board, relatives of those deputies that chose to violate policy and law, as well as carefully selected county employees who â&#x20AC;&#x153;owedâ&#x20AC;? county board members for keeping them free from criminal prosecution in the past. On April 2, 2012, my administration chose to enforce department policy and state law with full knowledge that the future would bring such scrutiny. With such knowledge, we made the decision to take the right action and do the job that we were elected to do: enforce the law no matter where it took us and no matter who was involved. No favorites. With each new staff violation or staff resignation, additional scrutiny has occurred within my department. New allegations of violating workers rights, being accused of acting like a â&#x20AC;&#x153;madâ&#x20AC;? man, appear just as soon as I deal with staff issues. Rumors and gossip wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deter me from doing my job no matter what comes my way. Because I choose to manage the department differently than it has been managed in the past, does not make it wrong. What I did not anticipate was that certain county board members would actively plot against my administration, FRQVSLUH WR JHW WKH JXLOW\ RII DQG Ă&#x20AC;QG fault with managementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations and actions to deal with problem situations legally and appropriately. I did not anticipate a county supervisor to KRVWDSDUW\WRKHOSWKHHPSOR\HHVĂ&#x20AC;UP up their story even after being told that the employees were ordered not to discuss the situation while the investigation was ongoing. Later, certain county board members PDGHDPRWLRQWRSD\WKHĂ&#x20AC;UHGGHSXWLHV even though the law clearly states that terminated deputies are eligible for compensation awaiting a hearing, but only DIWHUWKHJULHYDQFHLVĂ&#x20AC;OHGLJQRULQJWKH IDFWWKDWWKHJULHYDQFHZDVQ¡WĂ&#x20AC;OHGXQWLO after three months passed by, giving the deputies full compensation since day one.

County board members continue to meet in secrecy to discuss the workings of the department rather than meet openly with the sheriff and the affected staff members. This, of course, is outside of the scope of the board members duties. This is interfering with the operations of the department. County board members encourage staff WR Ă&#x20AC;OH IULYRORXV ODZVXLWV ZULWH DQRQ\mous letters regarding hostile working conditions within the department and repeatedly say what a poor sheriff I am. In essence, board members are acting outside the scope of their constitutional authority. I encourage members of the board to read the law. It reads, in part, the sheriff dictates the operations of the department and its staff. The sheriff is responsible to the voters, not the county board. No member may interfere with the operations of the department. If board members come into information regarding the operations of the department, they are obligated to pass this on to the sheriff, unless the sheriff is committing a crime or immoral act. If that is occurring, then the board member is obligated to report the criminal activity to the district attorney or the Wisconsin Department of Justice. For the past year, no one, except for Supervisor Don Chell, has had contact with P\ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH 0RVW FRXQW\ ERDUG PHPEHUV talk behind my back, meet in secrecy, fabricate their own â&#x20AC;&#x153;truthâ&#x20AC;? and then try WRPDNHWKHUHDOWUXWKĂ&#x20AC;WWKHLUIDOVHVHQVH of reality. As sheriff, I will continue to control the daily operations of the department. I will continue to work with my staff through good days and bad days. We will face our challenges as a group of dedicated HPSOR\HHV,SOHGJHWRIXOĂ&#x20AC;OOP\RDWKWR the people of this county; to serve and protect their individual and collective rights regardless of the continued attempts by many people to micromanage this department. Finally, to all the individuals that are creating interference in my department outside the scope of your authority, I will continue to treat you as I see you. Dean Roland, sheriff Burnett County Siren

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a treasure for the rich and powerful who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times. Many novelties have come from America. The most startling of these, a thing without SUHFHGHQWLVDPDVVRIXQGLJQLĂ&#x20AC;HGSRRU They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.

thing above 25 per square mile means we have way too many deer. The SAK number was a joke according to proAmerica is the wealthiest nation on fessor Kroll, who is critically called the Earth, but its people are mainly poor, 'HHU&]DUE\*RY:DONHUKDWHUV,KDYH and poor Americans are urged to hate agreed with Kroll. Thank goodness for themselves. To quote American humorthe future of deer hunting, Hoffman ist Kin Hubbard, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t no disgrace to thinks this number should be greatly rebe poor, but might as well be.â&#x20AC;? It is, in duced. It will be interesting to see who fact, a crime for an American to be poor, wins out. even though America is a nation of poor. Howard W. Cambell Jr. Also a highlight of the meeting, and in Every other nation has folk traditions of Centuria my opinion long overdue, was the 2013 men who were poor but extremely wise deer management unit survey. and virtuous and, therefore, more estima)RU WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WLPH LQ D ORQJ WLPH WKH ble than anyone with power and gold. No DNR is asking for the opinion of the such tales are told by the American poor. people on everything from numbers of They mock themselves and glorify their I would like to share some of my obbetters. The meanest eating or drinking servations of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;deerâ&#x20AC;? meeting at Crex deer to chronic wasting disease. Project Get Involved looks like a great establishment, owned by a man who is last Monday, March 25, for those people himself poor, is very likely to have a sign who are interested in the future for our idea. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do much good to complain to your hunting buddies or at the on its wall asking this cruel question: If deer herd and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attend. local coffee shop, but get a form and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so smart, why ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you rich? There My first observation was of Steve send it in or get on your computer, dnr. ZLOODOVREHDQ$PHULFDQĂ DJQRODUJHU Hoffman of the DNR who conducted the than a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand, glued to a lollipop meeting. As the person between hunt- wi.gov, keyword search deer hunter VWLFN DQG Ă \LQJ IURP WKH FDVK UHJLVWHU ers and the DNR, Steve did an excellent forum or keyword search deer trustee So it goes. Americans, like human beings job. The DNR should be recruiting more report. To give you the numbers again, if the everywhere, believe many things that are people like Hoffman to bridge the credDNR SAK numbers were used to deterobviously untrue. Their most destruc- ibility of the DNR with our hunters. mine the number of antlerless deer that tive untruth is that it is very easy for any 7KH WKLQJ WKDW DPD]HG PH WKH PRVW American to make money. They will not was the 44 deer per square mile of deer should be killed in Area 10 next fall: acknowledge how hard, in fact, money is UDQJHIURPĂ&#x20AC;JXUHVRIWKH'157KLVLV There are 15,180 deer in Area 10 now, to come by and, therefore, those who have what the number of antlerless deer we 44 per square mile. There should be no money blame and blame and blame need to kill each year is based on. Any- 8,625, or 25 per square mile. So we hunters would need to kill 6,555 antlerless themselves. This inward blame has been

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Eureka turnover, Clayton town chair defeated, Bone Lake victory for dam replacement, White and Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino win village president seats by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer POLK COUNTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There were some highly contested elections in Polk County Tuesday, April 2. In Eureka, three town board incumbents were defeated. Geno Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino will be the new Balsam Lake Village president, and LuAnn White will

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continue to be the Milltown president after waging a write-in contest. The Bone Lake slate favoring replacement of a dam on the Straight River scored a clear victory. And there were several contests too close to call. In the Town of Eureka, Gene Krull defeated town Chair Kyle Swanson in a rematch of the 2011 election. Gary Gundmunsen and James Johnson defeated incumbent Supervisors Steve Jacobs and Roger Johnson to give the town a new board. But former town treasurer David Anderson received the most votes by far of any candidate to regain the position he resigned from two weeks ago. In the village of Balsam Lake, Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino won a clear victory to become the village president. But who will hold the three council seats up for election is not clear. Council member Josh Hallberg

FDPH LQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW DQG KDV RQH RI WKH VHDWV Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino was running for the council as well as president and came in second. The new board will appoint someone to Ă&#x20AC;OOKLVFRXQFLOVHDW)RXUFDQGLGDWHVDUH almost tied for the third seat. Only seven votes separate Vera Bollinger, Keith Swenson, Glen Jones and Ryan Wildt. The canvass next week will determine the winner. In Milltown, White got back in the race at the last minute after deciding to step down as village president. She received about 108 write-in votes for a solid victory over Henry Studtmann and Les Sloper. All three council seats were contested with Jeff Erickson, Kendra Hansen and incumbent Erling Voss coming out the winners. In the Town of Bone Lake, Andy Brown will be the new chair, and Supervisors Bill

deer. Figuring we have about a 50-percent success ratio, that means 13,110 tags should be sold at $12 per tag. That amounts to $157,320 in tag revenue, not too bad, but not as good as the revenue from wolf tags. To me this proves what Kroll reported, we need a new way to count deer. To do this hunters would have to kill every deer in Area 10 and then we would be a few deer short. Not even the DNR sharpshooters in the south were able to do that. P.S. Another thing maybe one of your UHDGHUVFDQKHOSPHĂ&#x20AC;QGRXW:KHQWKH DNR generously gave out 200 wolf kill tags, did they know that 85 would never be used? Also, on April 8, the public hearing on wildlife will again be held statewide. I represented Polk County for many years on the Congress and think originally it was a good place for the people of the state to be heard. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not so sure anymore. But you can vote on important issues at the hearing like 4XHVWLRQ8VHRIULĂ HVIRUGHHUKXQWing statewide and Question 31: An urban Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJZDWHULQ:DXNHVKD&RXQW\ Dick Larson Grantsburg

Schilling and Roger Neumann will continue on the town board. The three were running as a team favoring replacing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;damâ&#x20AC;? on the Straight River. A town issue since the 1950s might be resolved in Bone Lake. Arling Ole Olson will be the new Clayton town chair. He defeated incumbent &KDLU6FRWW*URVVNUHXW]WR Two supervisor races are too close to call. In Georgetown, six votes separate John Molamphy, Andy Mangelsen, and James Bystrom. Two of the three will serve on the next town board. In the Town of Luck, newcomer Todd Schulte won a clear victory for one supervisor seat, getting 71 votes. Incumbents Larry Wright and Gregory Marsten are tied for the second board seat.

Rising state debt concerns some lawmakers

Gov. Walker proposes to continue borrowing trend

MADISON - Over the past decade, state debt rose 131.9 percent; in per capita WHUPV LW PRUH WKDQ GRXEOHG 7KHVH Ă&#x20AC;Jures concern some state lawmakers as Gov. Scott Walker, R, requests over $2.1 billion in borrowing in his 2013-15 state budget, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, â&#x20AC;&#x153;State EXGJHWVWLFNLQJSRLQWV ,, 'HEWDQGGHĂ&#x20AC;-

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the University of Wisconsin System. Total requests of more than $2.1 billion represent about 16 percent of outstanding debt as of last summer. The administration is also asking for $2.01 billion in additional bonding auWKRULW\WRUHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHH[LVWLQJGHEWZLWKWKH intent of cutting interest costs, WISTAX said. In addition to rising state debt, the reSRUWDOVRQRWHVDUHWXUQWRULVLQJGHĂ&#x20AC;FLWV under generally accepted accounting SULQFLSOHV7KH*$$3GHĂ&#x20AC;FLWLVSURMHFWHG to fall to $2.06 billion this June, down

from $2.99 billion in 2011. However, XQGHUEXGJHWSURSRVDOVWKHGHĂ&#x20AC;cit would increase to $2.36 billion next year and to $2.64 billion in 2015. This analysis is available in the latest WISTAX newsletter titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;State budget VWLFNLQJ SRLQWV ,,  'HEW DQG GHĂ&#x20AC;FLWVÂľ Copies are available at wistax.org or by HPDLOLQJ ZLVWD[#ZLVWD[RUJ FDOOLQJ 608-241-9789; or writing WISTAX at 401 North Lawn Ave., Madison, WI 537045033. - from WISTAX

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DULUTH, Minn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Duluth Amateur Youth Basketball Association held its Ă&#x20AC;IWKDQQXDO:LVFRQVLQYHUVXV0LQQHVRWD All-Star Border Battle game on Tuesday, March 26, at the UM-Duluth Ralph Romano Gymnasium. The event showcased some of the top high school basketball athletes from Northeast Minnesota and North Central Wisconsin. Luck senior Avery Steen made the list of all-stars from North Central Wisconsin, and despite a Wisconsin 66-61 loss to Minnesota, Steen put up 13 points to lead the Wisconsin allstars. Steen teamed up with nine other selections to the Wisconsin roster that featured Sarah Benson of Northwood and Hannah Hover of Colfax, who played with Steen throughout the summer on the Wisconsin Fury basketball team. Other players included Emily Gustafson of South Shore, Abby Clemons, Superior, Ricki Lee and Morganne Swan of Hayward, Kayla Ruff, Bloomer, Bethany Best, Drummond, and Jenna Orr, Rice Lake. The Minnesota team featured several quality athletes including Savanna Trapp of Esko, Minn., a 6-foot, 9-inch senior who is heading to UCLA on a basketball scholarship. This is WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHD:LVFRQVLQJLUOVEDVNHWEDOO team has lost in the border battle all-star game. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger with information from dayba.org /XFNV$YHU\6WHHQVSOLWVWKH0LQQHVRWDGH IHQVHDQGIOLSVWKHEDOOXSDQGLQIRUWZRSRLQWV RQ7XHVGD\0DUFK6WHHQVFRUHGSRLQWV DW WKH '$<%$ %RUGHU %DWWOH $OO6WDU JDPH ZKLOHSOD\LQJIRUWHDP:LVFRQVLQz3KRWRE\ -RVK-RKQVRQ0D[3UHSV

Sydney Geisness playing in WBCA All-Star game ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Croix Falls senior Sydney Geisness is one of four local athletes to have been selected to participate in the 2013 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game slated for Saturday, June 15, at the JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells. Geisness, along with John Denny and Avery Steen of Luck, and Connor Myers of Grantsburg, were selected to the team from a pool of players and coaches in the schools state athletic division from all across the northern part of the state. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund. This money will KHOSLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;JKWDJDLQVWFKLOGKRRGFDQFHU and all of the players and coaches in this event need to raise $500 in order to participate. Businesses or individuals who might want to contribute to the event will receive the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Their name or business name listed on the all-star Web site and program naming them as a booster, sponsor or advertiser. Contributors of $1-24 will only be listed on the Web site. â&#x20AC;˘ The option of taking out an ad which

will be put into the all-star game program. â&#x20AC;˘ As many tickets to the all-star game DVWKHLUEXVLQHVVRUJDQL]DWLRQZRXOGGHsire. â&#x20AC;˘ All contributions are tax deductible. Geisness will be playing on the Division 3, North All-Star team, while Denny and Steen are playing on the Division 5 teams, and Myers for Division 4. Pirates head coach Nick Hallberg was named as head coach for Division 4 North, and selected Unity head coach Shaun Fisher and Clear Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach Jake Sargent as assistants. For more information on making a donation visit wisbca.org and click on the donate tab toward the top right of the home page. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger with submitted information

â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ ST. JOSEPH, Mo. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Southwest Minnesota State University and Augustana womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf teams competed at the St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo., for the Missouri Western State Classic Invite on Saturday and Sunday, March 31April 1. The Augustana Vikings were DEOH WR Ă&#x20AC;QLVK VHFRQG among the 10 other Division 2 teams. Former St. Croix Falls athlete and Augustana Viking senior -HQQ\ %HQR\ -HQQ\%HQR\ finished 14th overall at a 26-over-par 170. Also competing at the tournament was Benoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former Saints teammate Marissa Campeau, who is a junior for SMSU. Campeau finished the two-day tournaMarissa Campeau ment 27-over with a score of 171, and tied for 17th overall. As a team, SMSU took eighth overall. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with information from goaugie.com and smsumustangs.com â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ OSCEOLA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Voters within the Osceola School District voted in favor of a PLOOLRQVSRUWVFRPSOH[ on Tuesday, April 2, with 774 votes in favor of the referendum, and 620 against. The new sports complex will include artiĂ&#x20AC;FLDOWXUILQWKHIRRWEDOOVWDGLXPQHZ concession stand, bathrooms, and new surface for the track. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ MILWAUKEE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monday, April 15, marks a special day in major league baseball as -DFNLH 5RELQVRQ will be PHPRULDOL]HGE\IDQVDQGSOD\HUVIRU breaking baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s color barrier. It will also be a day when all uniformed players will be wearing Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 42. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leader Sports VWULYHVWRIROORZWKHFROOHJHFDUHHUVRI area athletes. If you know of an athlete playing collegiate sports in 2013 who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been mentioned, send us an email or call and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take it from there. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger

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RICE LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The UW-Barron CharJHUPHQ¡VEDVNHWEDOOWHDPĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGWKHLU 2012-2013 season with a 12-12 record, 6-4 in Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Western Division play. In postseason tournament play, the Chargers made it into the Final Four but lost to No. 1 seed, UW-Fox Valley, 82-79. The following are the players points per game and awards: Tucker Asher: 1.1 points per game; '\ODQ 1RYLW]NH   SRLQWV SHU JDPH  3DWULFN (O]D  SRLQWV SHU JDPH Garrett Verdegan: 12 points per game, WCC leader in rebounding with 11 per game and honorable mention WCC All-Conference Western Division; Murdock Smith, formerly of Siren, 16 points per game, second place 3-point contest at the all-star game and second team

CENTURIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Building off a successful 2012 season, St. Croix Valley Raceway is chomping at the bit to unleash the excitement of the upcoming season. Track coowners Rick Mastell and Ron Bernhagen, along with the rest of the SCVR team, continue to transform the racy little quarter-mile speed plant just south and west of Centuria. Fan favorites from last season will be back, and in what is becoming a mantra at SCVR, new wrinkles will continue to be added. The opener is just a few short weeks away, set for Friday night, April 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with an open practice session the prior evening, Thursday, April 25. The hot and heavy action starts immediately on openLQJQLJKWDVWKH0LQQHVRWD0DĂ&#x20AC;DSUHVHQWV Thunder in the Valley No. 1. The UMSS winged sprints headline this event, the Ă&#x20AC;UVWRIĂ&#x20AC;YH7KXQGHUHYHQWVWKLVVXPPHU Just two weeks later, on Saturday, May 11, The Bullring Blast brings WISSOTA late models to the quarter mile, and the hits just keep on coming. Two weeks

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after the late models, the winged sprints are back for Thunder in the Valley No. 2 as part of the Davey Tabor memorial. The very next week, the IRA sprints make their second appearance ever at the raceway, highlighting Thunder in the Valley No. 3. Of course, the most talked about and highly anticipated show of the season takes place on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the second-annual Open Wheel Nationals. The inaugural nationDOVVDZDVWHOODUĂ&#x20AC;HOGRIZLQJHGDQGWUDGLtional sprint cars along with Midwest and RSHQPRGLĂ&#x20AC;HGV7KHVHFRQGLQVWDOOPHQW of this signature event has expanded to two days and is sure to please another RYHUĂ RZLQJ JUDQGVWDQG ZLWK WKURWWOH stomping racing action. The winged sprints get two more chances to shine, on July 26 and Aug. 17 ZLWKWKHIRXUWKDQGĂ&#x20AC;IWKLQVWDOOPHQWVRI the Thunder in the Valley series, and the traditional sprints headline the show on July 12 for the Traditional 40. The UMSS

traditional sprints have consistently kept fans riveted since their inception in 2011, and with the number of new teams entering the wingless foray in 2013, the quantity of racers will match the qualLW\ ZLWK PRVW FHUWDLQO\ RYHU WZR GR]HQ sprint teams set to attack the quarter mile. Open modifieds will headline the action on July ZLWKWKH0RGLĂ&#x20AC;HG'DZJ Days Dash, and the late models get one last shot at Bullring Blast No. 2 on Friday night, Aug. 30. The areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best value for family entertainment will also host trailer races, a Ă&#x20AC;UHZRUNV GLVSOD\ D KXJH bike giveaway on kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; night, and the Crash-tastic Smash-o-rama featuring Kaila Savage and her monster truck, Heartbreaker, along with myriad other

specials and promotions throughout the racing season. A full calendar of events can be found at the racewayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site, SCVRaceway. com, and late changes are available on the trackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page. - submitted

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2012-13 sport licenses now expired

MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anglers, hunters and trappers are reminded that April 1 marked the start of the new license year for all 'HSDUWPHQWRI1DWXUDO5HVRXUFHVĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ and hunting licenses. Licenses from the 2012-13 license year expired on March 31. Anyone planning WRĂ&#x20AC;VKDQGKXQWDJDLQWKLV\HDUFDQEX\ licenses for the 2013-2014 season through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR :HEVLWHDWDOODXWKRUL]HGOLFHQVHDJHQWV

at DNR Service Centers, or by calling toll-free 877-945-4236. Licenses are valid through March 31, 2014. DNR licensing officials say people who are multiseason hunters and anglers should consider purchasing the conservation patron license. For $165, the license LQFOXGHV JHQHUDO Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ WURXW Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ deer, small game, waterfowl and upland game bird licenses. It also includes an annual state park admission sticker, state

trail pass and a subscription to Wisconsin 1DWXUDO5HVRXUFHVPDJD]LQH There are also conservation patron licenses available for juniors for $75, nonresident for $600 and nonresident juniors for $77.

&KHFN\RXUOLFHQVHDGGUHVVHV All license buyers are reminded to review the home address shown on the license purchased from agents. If it is not

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Nothing rugged about locally made turkey calls RuggedCustomCalls producessoundsof springnearShellLake by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer SHELL LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For the past two years a quaint corner of space located in a small shed west of Shell Lake has been bustling with life. With woodworking tools along with a drill press and a lathe, Jake Naessen and friend Josh Hoffman have been busy turning blocks of sweet-smelling walnut, cherry, maple and other kinds of wood into circular works of art in order to mimic the song of the hen turkey â&#x20AC;Ś music to the ears of the Wisconsin turkey hunter, who is on the cusp of yet another spring turkey season. Many hunters will be hoping for a chance to hear the sound of a booming gobble, and eventual sight of a strutting tom turkey, that will most likely be coaxed into range by the sounds a hunter mimicking the sound of a yelping hen. Regarded as one of the greatest success stories in Wisconsin wildlife management, the wild turkey had been brought back from nonexistence in the state in the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s to an abundant population across the state and even in the north woods. With a boom in population, interest in turkey hunting has grown considerably over the past 20 years and so too, has the interest in turkey calls, and learning how to use them for hunting. Naessen began turkey hunting at the age of 18, and considers himself no different than any other turkey-hunting enthusiast, but has since turned his passion for turkey hunting into an obsession with creating the ideal turkey call. Rugged Custom Calls, as it has come to be known, was born only two years ago through a casual conversation about turkey hunting with Hoffman, as well as

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LTH turkey program a success Huntingconditions roughĆ&#x201A;butplentyof turkeysinsight by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer FREDERIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jordan Hall of Frederic had reason to be smiling on Saturday, March 30, during a noon lunch break at Great Northern Outdoors in Frederic, RQH GD\ DIWHU KH KDUYHVWHG KLV Ă&#x20AC;UVW WXUkey, a jake, with help from mentor Shawn Hutton of Luck. When asked if he had fun and would go turkey hunting again, Hall gave an enthusiastic yes as others gathered around to share their stories from their recent hunts. Polk County held a Learn to Hunt Turkey program last weekend, March 29-31, for novice hunters of various ages, 10 and

older, under less-than-ideal conditions. Great Northern Outdoors, along with the DNR and conservation Warden Jesse $VKWRQKHOSHGRUJDQL]HWKHHYHQWEHJLQning on Thursday, March 29, which began with presentations on hunting the wild turkey, biology, and a focus on hunter safety. In all, nine hunters participated along with their mentors, with most everyone seeing birds, including Ashton and his mentored hunter, Dr. Onnie Thatcher of Luck, who had never hunted turkey before. In all, the two saw up to 90 birds along with several gobblers during a rainsoaked Saturday morning, without getting a shot at the birds that were largely Ă RFNHG WRJHWKHU GXH WR D KHDY\ EDVH RI snow that still covered the ground. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was awful weather,â&#x20AC;? Ashton said, but exclaimed most everyone had an exciting time and were able to see birds. Be-

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Polk County marriages -DFNLH / 3HWHUVRQ Town of Alden, and $GDP - *DGDFK Town of Alden, issued March 26, 2013. (April 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Brendan M. Gentz 1890 98th Avenue Dresser, Wisconsin 54009, Tiffany L. Hanson, a/k/a Tiffany C. Hanson, a/k/a Tiffany L. Whall 628 170th Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Gionis Law Office 109 North Washington P.O. Box 636 St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV486 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 October 22, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: May 2, 2013, 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 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Sixteen (16), of the Plat of Rolling Hills First Addition â&#x20AC;&#x153;a County Platâ&#x20AC;? being a division of Lot Four (4) of Certified Survey Map No. 4588, Volume 20, page 140, Document No. 685791, located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of NW 1/4), Section Thirteen (13), Township Thirty-three (33) North, Range Eighteen (18) West, Town of Garfield, Polk County, Wisconsin EXCEPTING therefrom that part of said Lot Sixteen (16) more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Lot Sixteen (16); thence North 00 degrees 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12â&#x20AC;? West, along the West line of said Lot Sixteen (16); 19.03 feet; thence South 89 degrees 52â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10â&#x20AC;? East, 238.62 feet to the East line of said Lot Sixteen (16); thence South 23 degrees 59â&#x20AC;&#x2122;51â&#x20AC;? East, along the East line of said Lot Sixteen (16); 21.56 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot Sixteen (16); thence North 89 degrees 43â&#x20AC;&#x2122;06â&#x20AC;? West, along the South line of said Lot Sixteen (16), 247.17 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot Sixteen (16) and the point of beginning. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 1890 98th Avenue, Dresser, Wisconsin). Dated: March 18, 2013. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI JELLUM, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16347 580754 WNAXLP


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TOWN OF EUREKA

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Agenda to be posted: 1) Eureka Town Hall 2) Eureka Town Garage 3) Cushing U.S. Bank Agenda may also be posted on Town Web site: www.townofeureka.org

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Thurs., April 11, 2013 7 p.m. at Eureka Town Hall

NOTICE TOWN OF LAKETOWN

The Annual Meeting Will Be Held Tues., April 16, 2013, At 7:30 p.m. At The Cushing Community Center Agenda Will Be Posted.

HELP WANTED Ministry Assistant at local church, part time (up to 4 hours/week). Previous office experience and some computer knowledge preferred. Send resume to:

Yellow Lake Lutheran Church

P.O. Box 98, Webster, WI 54893 Deadline to submit resume is April 15, 2013. 580501 33L

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TOWN OF APPLE RIVER Monthly Town Board Meeting Will Be Held Mon., April 8, At 7 p.m. At The Town Hall, 612 Hwy. 8. Agenda to be posted. Gloria Stokes, Clerk

TOWN OF EUREKA ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

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Tues., April 16, 2013, 7 p.m. at the Eureka Town Hall

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TOWN OF LaFOLLETTE MONTHLY MEETING The Monthly Board Meeting For The Town Of LaFollette Will Be Held At The LaFollette Town Hall On Mon., April 8, 2013, At 7:30 p.m. 580580 33L 23a

Agenda Verification of Posting Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minutes Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report Resident Issues Road Items Pay Bills & Look At Correspondence Linda Terrian, Clerk

TOWN OF LUCK ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Tuesday, April 16

Notice is hereby given to electors of the Town of Luck, in Polk County, Wisconsin, that the Annual Town Meeting of said town will be held on third Tuesday of April, 2013, at 8 p.m., at the Luck Town Hall, following the regular Monthly Town Meeting for the transaction of such business as shall come lawfully before it. Dated April 2, 2013. 580753 Lloyd Nelson, Town Clerk 33-34L

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING TOWN OF TRADE LAKE

The Annual Meeting Of The Town Of Trade Lake Will Be Held On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Immediately Following The April Monthly Town Board Meeting Which Begins At 6 p.m. Please see postings for agenda of the Monthly Meeting. Trade Lake Town Hall Deborah L. Christian, Clerk 580740 33-34L 23-24a www.tradelakewi.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - VILLAGE OF LUCK

PUBLIC NOTICE is given to all persons in the Village of Luck that the Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Luck Village Hall, 401 Main St., to solicit comments on a conditional use permit for a sign for Home and Away Ministries and proposed changes to Zoning Ordinance 620-78 Swimming Pools, 620-75 Accessory Uses and Structures and adoption of Ordinance 609 Protection of Shoreland and Water Courses. The proposed ordinance and ordinance changes are available for public inspection at the Luck Village Hall, 401 Main Street, between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., for two weeks prior to this public hearing. All persons interested are invited to attend this hearing and be heard. Written comments may be submitted to: Luck Zoning Administrator, PO Box 315, Luck, WI 54853. 580328 32-33L WNAXLP

NOTICE Lorain Township Cemetery Board Meeting Sat., April 13, At 1 p.m. At Lorain Town Hall Cemetery Board

TOWN OF MILLTOWN Plan Committee Meeting

Mon., April 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Milltown Fire Hall Virgil Hansen, Clerk

NOTICE TOWN OF MILLTOWN

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

Virgil Hansen, Clerk

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(Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In The Matter Of The Name Change Of: Sophia Lucinda Schaffner By (Petitioner): Hannah Elizabeth Schaffner By (Co-Petitioner): Bryan Jeffrey Church Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 13CV125 NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Sophia Lucinda Schaffner To: Sophia Lucinda Church Birth Certificate: Sophia Lucinda Schaffner IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wis., Molly E. GaleWyrick, Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, April 25, 2013, 1 p.m. Molly E. GaleWyrick Circuit Court Judge 580327 March 15, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SIREN SANITARY DISTRICT TOWN OF SIREN BOARD MEETINGS

The Siren Sanitary District will hold their monthly Board Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Siren Town Hall. 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 580264 32-33L WNAXLP 715-349-5119

ANNUAL MEETING TOWN OF DANIELS Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7 p.m. at Daniels Town Hall

AGENDA: Minutes from 2012; accept 2012 financial report; road tour report; overview of Daniels Township; gopher tail rates; set date for 2014 annual meeting. Any other business brought before board per statutes for annual meeting. The annual report will be posted at Johnson Lumber, Backwoods Beer & Bait, Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Service, town hall and the clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. 580429 33L Liz Simonsen, Clerk

(Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Beneficial Financial I Inc. successor by merger to Beneficial Wisconsin Inc., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL C. MOORE, TINA A. MOORE, DENTAL ARTS, CAPITAL ONE BANK USA, Defendants.

Case No. 12 CV 476 Foreclosure of Mortgage 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure in the amount of $174,478.65, entered by the court on October 12, 2012, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real estate: Lot 5 and 6, J.R. Lowe Block to the Village of Centuria, according to the official plat thereof on file in the office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO. 111-00228-0000. STREET ADDRESS: 617 Superior Avenue, Centuria, WI 54824. PLACE OF SALE: Front lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI. DATE & TIME OF SALE: April 16, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 1. Property is sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances, including but not limited to unpaid and accrued real estate taxes, special assessments, and other governmental charges, plus interest and penalties, if any. 2. A bid deposit of not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount shall be due in the form of cash, cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check, or certified funds at the time of sale. 3. Successful bidder to pay the entire unpaid balance of bid within ten (10) days following confirmation of the sale by the court plus buyer to pay for buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title insurance, document recording fees and Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. 4. Failure to make timely payment following confirmation of sale will result in forfeiture of bid deposit. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County Law Offices of James E. Huismann, S.C. N14 W23777 Stone Ridge Dr. Suite 120 Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188 (262) 523-6400 579738 WNAXLP

The April meeting of the Village Board of Siren will be held Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Village Hall. Agenda posted. Ann Peterson 580445 Clerk-Treasurer 33L (Mar. 20, 27, April 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A. as servicer for U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the Structured Asset Investment Loan Trust 2006-3 Plaintiff vs. ARLEN R. PETERSON, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 221 NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 28, 2012, in the amount of $107,149.70, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 16, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lots 8 and 9, Block 8, First Addition to the Village of Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 207 1st Ave. S., Frederic, WI 54837. TAX KEY NO.: 126-00177-0000. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2578382 579623 WNAXLP

HELP WANTED Herzl Camp is looking for a

Lead Cook & Lead Cook Assistant Both positions starting April 15 E-mail: campoffice@herzlcamp.org for an application

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(Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Brian P. Liggett 715 8th Avenue Centuria, Wisconsin 54824, Lisa M. Nelson 715 8th Avenue Centuria, Wisconsin 54824, Capital One Bank (USA), National Association, f/k/a Capital One Bank 4851 Cox Road Glen Allen, Virginia 23060, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV485 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 October 12, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: April 25, 2013, 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 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Seventy-one (71) of the Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plat of the Village of Centuria, Polk County, Wisconsin, a/k/a Lot Seventy-one (71) of Certified Survey Map No. 3083 recorded in Volume 14 of Certified Survey Maps, page 105 as Document No. 598715, located in part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of SW 1/4), Section Eleven (11), Township Thirty-four (34) North, Range Eighteen (18) West, Village of Centuria, Polk County, Wisconsin. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 715 8th Street, Centuria, Wisconsin). Dated: March 18, 2013. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI JELLUM, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16361 580139 WNAXLP

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The Annual Meeting Will Be Held Thurs., April 18, 2013, At The Cushing Community Center At 7 p.m.

The regular Monthly Village Board Meeting will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W. Agenda will be posted at the Village Hall. Kristi Swanson 580443 33L Clerk

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NOTICE OF MEETING Village of Frederic

MEETING NOTICE The Next Meeting Of The Meenon Town Board Will Be Held On Tues., April 9, 2013, 7 p.m. At The Meenon Town Hall

Agenda items to include: Reschedule the Annual Meeting, Board Reports, Minutes, Set Road Tour Date, Ambulance Contract, Review of Election Results, Pay Bills and Adjournment. Respectfully Submitted 580704 33L 23a Suzanna M. Eytcheson, Clerk


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If you have a desire to work in a fast-paced, fun environment, interacting with a diverse group of people, look no further! We operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year and no two days are ever alike. Applicants must be flexible and have excellent customer service skills. Positions are available at the following locations:

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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING Unity School District

CUSTODIAN/BUS DRIVER Position: Unity School District announces the opening of a full-time custodian and substitute custodial positions. All custodians are required to drive school bus on an as-needed basis. Qualifications: Strong mechanical aptitude; strong work ethic and problem solving skills. Requirements: High school diploma; CDL with school bus endorsement. Training and materials to obtain CDL and school bus endorsement available. Qualified applicants will be given first consideration. How to Apply: Qualified, interested persons should apply by sending a cover letter, District application (available at www.unity.k12.wi.us or in the District Office), and 3 letters of recommendation: Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator Unity School District 1908 150th Street/Hwy. 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 Deadline: April 10, 2013 EOE: 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. 580594 22a,d 33L

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Grantsburg School District March 28, 2013

Job Title 5th-Grade Teacher Job Description There are currently two 100% FTE 5th-grade openings for the 2013/14 school year. Qualifications Appropriate Wisconsin Certification: Elementary Education. Requirements Elementary experience preferred. Individual should have the skills to teach in an active, hands-on and student-centered approach. Background of teaching with guided reading, using a balanced literacy approach desired. Having the knowledge to differentiate instruction is a must. Being comfortable utilizing technology including iPads and interactive boards during a lesson is highly desired. Experience in working in a PLC is desired but not necessary to apply. How to Apply Send letter of application, resume, credentials (three current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license by April 18, 2013. Contact Brad Jones, Principal Grantsburg Middle School 500 East James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-2455 The School District of Grantsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, 580623 33-34L sex, religion or handicap.

NOTICE TOWN OF DANIELS MONTHLY BOARD MEETING The Monthly Town Board Meeting Will Be Held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, At 7 p.m., At Daniels Town Hall. Township Residents Invited AGENDA: Minutes & Treasurer Report; Report on WTA District meeting; 2012 Financial Report; Payment of Town Bills; and any other business properly brought before board. Agenda will be posted at Daniels Town Hall 24 hours before meeting. Visit Daniels Township Web site, www.townofdaniels.org. Please note the Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 16, 2013, at 7 p.m. Liz Simonsen, Clerk 580428 33L

INVITATION FOR BIDS - VILLAGE OF LUCK, WI

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the following projects will be received by the Village Director of Public Works until 2 p.m. April 15, 2013, at the Luck Village Hall, P.O. Box 315, 401 Main St., Luck, WI 54853. Project 1- 5th Street Sewer Project Sealed bids will be publicly opened and read at 2 p.m. on April 15, 2013, at Luck Village Hall, 401 Main Street, Luck, WI. Each bid must contain the full name or names of the party or parties making the same, with an affidavit as to interested parties, and, in the case of a corporation not chartered in Wisconsin, with a proper certificate that such corporation is authorized to do business in Wisconsin. Copies of the Specifications, Instructions to Bidders, Forms of Proposals and other contract documents are on file at the Village Hall and may be obtained without charge. Contractors should contact the Director of Public Works regarding any questions about the specifications or location of work. The Village of Luck reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities in the bids received and to accept 580502 33-34L WNAXLP any bid which it deems most favorable.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SIREN JOB VACANCY POSITION: Special Education Paraprofessional - Part time JOB DESCRIPTION: The School District of Siren has opened up a search for a Part-Time Special Education Paraprofessional for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. This position will be required to start as soon as possible. This position will be working directly with students with varying special education needs. QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with students with special education needs is a plus. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and parents is essential. Candidate must also possess the ability to be flexible in their assigned work duties. REQUIREMENTS: Must have or be able to obtain license #883, Special Education program aide. APPLICATION Candidates should submit a letter of application and a copy of resume to: Sara Towne Special Education Director Siren School District 24022 4th Avenue Siren, WI 54872 stowne@siren.k12.wi.us

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Holiday Stationstores are now hiring for a Full-time Assistant Manager. If you have a desire to work in a fast-paced, fun environment, interacting with a diverse group of people, look no further! We operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year and no two days are ever alike. Applicants must be flexible and have excellent customer service skills with a retail and management background. Please send resume, references and salary requirements to:

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Attn.: Karen Cogswell P.O. Box 560, Luck, WI 54853 Thank you for your consideration! E.O.E.

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This positionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary responsibility is providing voluntary and court-ordered substance abuse assessments, as well as providing primary intensive outpatient program services in accordance with the provisions of HFS 75 - Substance Abuse Services, HFS 94 - Patient Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances, HFS 92 - Confidentiality of Treatment Records and the Medical Assistance Provider Handbook. Requires a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree or Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in counseling, social work or closely related area with specific training in substance abuse. Must have experience and clinical training in working with individuals, couples and groups. For complete job description and application, visit www.co.polk.wi.us or call 715-485-9176. Deadline to apply: 580721 33L 23a-e April 9, 2013. Salary DOQ. AA/EEOC

POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT C.N.A. - Golden Age Manor $13.12/hr. + shift differential Part-time positions available .40 for pms & .50 for nocs for PM shift (2:30 - 9 p.m.) & Night shift (10:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.) shifts Deadline To Apply: Open until filled Dietary Aide - Golden Age Manor $11.19/hr. + .40 for pms Part-time 45 hr./pay period + replacement days Deadline to apply: April 16, 2013 YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at www.co.polk.wi.us, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, or Golden Age Manor, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery, or by calling 715-485-9176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 580800 33L

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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING Unity School District

BUS DRIVERS WANTED

Position: Unity School District is accepting applications for regular route (morning and afternoon route) and substitute bus drivers. Requirements: Commercial driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license (CDL) with school bus endorsement required. Training and materials to obtain permit and license are available. Qualified applicants will be given first consideration. How to Apply: Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, District application (available at www.unity.k12.wi.us or in the District Office), and letters of recommendation to: 580595 22a,d 33L Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator Unity School District 1908 150th Street/Hwy. 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 Deadline: April 10, 2013 EOE: 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.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Federal Law P.L. 99-499 was enacted in October 1986 by the United States Congress to protect and inform all citizens of the existence of hazardous chemicals that may be manufactured, stored, distributed or used in a community. Public Law 99-499 is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986, Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (S.A.R.A.) Information about these hazardous chemicals and locations is available for public review at the following location between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Emergency Management Office Polk County Justice Center 1005 W. Main St., Suite 900 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Information available includes lists of facilities reporting, Material Safety Data Sheets, inventory forms of chemicals, emergency response plans and if any are filed, follow-up emergency notices of releases from facilities. Telephone inquires as to specific information contained in the files will be accepted. Copies of the documents may be made at the expense of the requestor and at rates established by Polk County Records Control Ordinance. Information available is limited to compliance with P.L. 99499 and does not include all chemicals that may pose a threat to humans, animals or the environment. Questions related to this notice should be addressed to Kathy Poirier, Coordinator, Polk County Emergency Management for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.) 715-485-9280. This legal notice is published to inform the general public 580622 33L and complies with Section 324 of P.L. 99-499. WNAXLP

LUCK KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION LUCK KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18, AT 7 P.M. IN THE LUCK SCHOOL CAFETERIA

This evening is designed for parents only, so they may have a better understanding of the kindergarten program and details of their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day at school. If your child is currently enrolled in the 4-K Program in Balsam Lake, your child will bring home a registration packet to be completed by you and returned on April 18. If your child does not go to the 4-K Program, then a packet may be picked up at the Luck Elementary School Office anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Those children that are not enrolled in 4-K will also need to bring their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth certificate and immunization records. A school physical will be required to attend kindergarten. According to state law, (chapter 429, section 118.14), a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, in order to go to kindergarten in the fall. If you have questions regarding this, please call us at 715472-2153, Ext. 108. 579850 21-24a 32-35L


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Jeff Moats for T. of West Sweden, T. of Luck and T. of Clam Falls (Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Firestone). Julie Haines for T. of St. Croix Falls & T. of Sterling (Wolf Creek Bar). Appointments approved by unanimous voice vote. Res. 06-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 06-13, Resolution To Sec-tion 174.11 Dog Claim Of CheyeAnn Michael. Motion (Brown/ Jepsen) to approve said resolution. Supvr. D. Johansen addressed the resolution. Motion (D. Johansen/Brown) to refer the resolution back to the Extension Committee for further review and recommendation. Motion to refer Resolution 06-13 back to Extension Committee carried by a roll call vote of 18 Yes/4 No. Voting yes: Supvrs. Brown, D. Johansen, Schmidt, H. Johansen, Kienholz, Caspersen, Engel, Edgell, Moriak, Luke, Nelson, Stroebel, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, Bergstrom, N. John-son, Arcand, Cockroft and W. Johnson. Voting no: Supvrs. Masters, Scoglio, Hartung and Jepsen.

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MARCH 19, 2013 - 6 p.m.

Chairman Johnson called the regular March 19, 2013, meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors to order at 6:00 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 countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal paper and posted on the county Web site the week of March 11, 2013. 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 the applicable procedural provisions of the Polk County Board Rules of Order. Chairman Johnson recognized the County Clerk for purposes of taking roll call. The County Clerk took roll: 19 members present. Absent at roll call were Supervisors Kienholz, Engel, Scoglio and Magnafici. Supervisor Scoglio joined immediately following roll call, 20 members present. Chairman Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Suvpr. Schmidt led the County Board in a time of reflection. Chairman Johnson called for a motion to approve the consent agenda as published. Motion (Brown/Jepsen) to approve the consent agenda, as published. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion to approve Consent Agenda, carried by unanimous voice vote. Approval of the Consent agenda included Resolution 05-13, Resolution to Approve Zoning Ordinance Amendments for the Town of Garfield. Resolution adopted.

RESOLUTION 07-13

RESOLUTION TO DISALLOW CLAIM OF PAUL BURRITT TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, Claimant, Paul Burritt, by and through his attorney, Peter J. Nickitas, did cause to be served upon the Polk County Clerk a Supplemental Notice of Claim, dated January 16, 2013; and WHEREAS, said Supplemental Notice of Claim incorporates a Notice of Claim of Paul Burritt served upon the County Clerk on April 4, 2012; and WHEREAS, said Supplemental Notice of Claim incorporates by reference a federal lawsuit brought by Claimant against Polk County; and WHEREAS, in said Supplemental Notice of Claim, said Claimant makes a demand against Polk County for the sum of $50,000 exclusive from and without limitation to claims contained in the federal law suit; and WHEREAS, the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insurance company and assigned insurance defense counsel have recommended that the Polk County Board of Supervisors disallow the claims of Paul Burritt contained and incorporated in the Supplemental Notice of Claim. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors disallows the claim of Paul Burritt, as made through his attorney Peter J. Nickitas and contained in the Supplemental Notice of Claim, dated January 16, 2013. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall constitute a Notice of Disallowance, and that a certified copy of the same shall be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, upon Claimant, Paul Burritt, his attorney, Peter J. Nickitas. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to Wis. Stat.§ 893.80(1g), no action or claim may be brought against Polk County or its officers, boards, committees, agents or employees after six months from the date of service of said notice. Funding source: N/A. Funding amount: N/A. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to the Polk County Board: March 19, 2013. Submitted upon recommendation of the County Administrator: Dana Frey. Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 07-13: Resolution To Disallow Claim Of Paul Burritt, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 07-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 07-13, Resolution To Disallow Claim Of Paul Burritt. Motion (Jepsen/Schmidt) to approve said resolution. Chairman Johnson recognized Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge for purposes of the Board receiving clarification on the resolution. Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge addressed the resolution. Chairman called for a voice vote on motion to adopt Resolution 07-13, Resolution to Disallow Claim Of Paul Burritt. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted. Chairman Johnson called for a short recess. The County Board stood in recess at 7:05 p.m. The County Board reconvened at 7:15 p.m.

RESOLUTION 05-13

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS FOR THE TOWN OF GARFIELD TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF POLK WISCONSIN: WHEREAS, the Town of Garfield administers their own Zoning Ordinance; and WHEREAS, paragraph 3 of Wisconsin Statute Chapter 60.62 relating to town zoning authority, if exercising village powers, reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In counties having a county zoning ordinance, no zoning ordinance or amendment of a zoning ordinance may be adopted under this section unless approved by the county boardâ&#x20AC;?; and WHEREAS, the Town of Garfield adopted Zoning Ordinance No. 3-2010 on February 1, 2011, and was amended on December 20, 2011; and WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Garfield deems it advisable and necessary to amend Article 4, Section F and Article 5, Section B and E of the Zoning Ordinance; and WHEREAS, public hearings were held at the October 11 and December 13, 2012, Plan Commission meetings on the proposed amendments and was approved by the Town of Garfield on January 8, 2013; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Board of Supervisors must also approve of the Ordinance Amendments. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the attached Zoning Ordinance Amendments for the Town of Garfield. Funding amount & source: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage & Publication. Submitted and sponsored by the Land Information Committee: Kim A. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, Craig Moriak, Herschell Brown, Warren Nelson and James 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 March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 05-13: Resolution To Approve Zoning Ordinance Admendments For The Town Of Garfield, by a unanimous voice vote. Dated this 19th day of March, 2013, at Polk County, Wisconsin. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk.

RESOLUTION 08-13

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT WITH VILLAGE OF OSCEOLA FOR THE ACQUISITION AND SALE OF TAX DELINQUENT PROPERTY LOCATED AT 130 RIDGE ROAD IN THE VILLAGE OF OSCEOLA, WISCONSIN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH WISCONSIN STATUTES SECTION 75.365(3)

RESOLUTION 02-13

RESOLUTION ADOPTING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS TOWN OF GARFIELD, POLK COUNTY, WI Town Board of the Town of Garfield, Polk County, Wisconsin, does resolve the following: WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of Garfield has village powers under Section 60.10(2)(c), Wis. Stats., that grants police powers as set forth in Section 61.34(1), Wis. Stats., to act for the good order of the Town, for commercial benefit and for the health, safety and welfare of the public; and WHEREAS the Town of Garfield adopted the Town Zoning Ordinance on February 1, 2011; and WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of Garfield deems it advisable and necessary to amend Article 4, Section F and Article 5, Sections B and E of the Zoning Ordinance; and WHEREAS, public hearings were held at the October 11, 2012, and December 13, 2012, Plan Commission meetings on the proposed amendments. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Garfield does approve Resolution 02-2013 amending Article 4, Section F and Article 5, Sections B and E of the Zoning Ordinance. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Garfield hereby petitions the Polk County Board of Supervisors to concur and ratify the amendments. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that these ordinance amendments become effective upon passage and publication of this enabling resolution. Adopted this 8th day of January, 2013. Approved: Edward O. Gullickson, Town Chairman. Attest: Susan Knutson, Town Clerk. Time was given for public comments. Supvr. Kienholz joined the meeting at 6:10 p.m., 21 members present. Chairman Johnson presented the Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report. Time was given for committee questions and answers by the board members. Administrator Frey presented the Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report and an update on finance. Supvr. Engel joined the meeting at 6:25 p.m., 22 members present. Chairman Johnson called for a motion to approve the Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointments. Motion (Luke/Stroebel) to approve the Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment of Supvr. Nelson and Supvr. Kienholz to the Polk County Library Planning Committee. Appointments approved by unanimous voice vote. Motion (Jepsen/Brown) to approve Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointments of Dave Muller, Lynne Schauls, Cricket LaFond, Cole Zrostlik, Peggy Farmer and Deanna Wheeler to the Polk County Library Planning Committee; Dale Wood to the Land Conservation Committee (3-yr. term); and Wayne Tomfohrde to the Polk County Housing Authority (5-yr. term). Appointments approved by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Johnson called for a motion to approve the Confirmation of DNR Appointments of the 2013 Emergency Fire Wardens for Polk County. Motion (Masters/H. Johansen) to approve Appointments. EMERGENCY FIRE WARDENS: Keith & Michelle Schmidt for T. of Clam Falls (Clam Falls Tavern). Patty & Ron Fredericks for T. of Clam Falls & T. of West Sweden (Sundown Saloon).

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TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, Sec. 75.365 of the Wisconsin Statutes provides that counties may enter into agreements with any local municipality for the purposes, among other things, of limiting the liability of the county in taking tax title to lands and selling to a municipality by private sale tax delinquent properties taken by the county; and WHEREAS, the property taxes on the property located at 130 Ridge Road in the Village of Osceola, Wisconsin, are delinquent, and Polk County has initiated tax lien foreclosure proceedings against this parcel pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 75.521; and WHEREAS, the Village of Osceola has expressed interest in acquiring said property from Polk County whereby the County shall obtain title to the property by tax foreclosure proceedings and then convey the same to the Village of Osceola for $88,682.37, which amount reflects the payments made by the County to the Village of Osceola in settlement of delinquent property taxes of record for the years 2000-2012, inclusive; and WHEREAS, as further consideration for said property, the Village of Osceola agrees to cancel all outstanding charges for special assessments, to assume liability for any 2013 real estate taxes assessed against said parcel, and to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Polk County from any and all liability including claims, legal expenses and costs of every kind related to the taking of tax title to the property and the sale of the property to the Village of Osceola. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 75.365(3), the Polk County Board of Supervisors approves and authorizes the Agreement Regarding the Acquisition and Sale of Tax Delinquent Property, attached hereto and incorporated herein, concerning the property located at 130 Ridge Road, Village of Osceola, Wisconsin, and having the legal description of: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outlot 162, except that part, if any, located East of the right of way of State Trunk Highway No. 35, in the Outlot Plat of the Village of Osceola in Polk County, Wisconsin. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes and directs the County Board Chair and County Clerk to enter into said attached Agreement and execute as necessary any and all documents required to effectuate the transfer of said property consistent with this resolution and such Agreement. Funding source/ Funding amount: Village of Osceola to pay for all costs of transfer. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage Date Submitted to the Polk County Board: March 19, 2013. Submitted and sponsored by the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee: Larry Jepsen, Harry Johansen, William Johnson, Warren Nelson and Thomas Engel.


$35,/,17(5&2817</($'(51(:66(&7,21$3$*( At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 10-13: Resolution Concerning Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Aids For The County Of Polk, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 10-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 10-13, Resolution Concerning Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Aids For The County Of Polk. Motion (Masters/Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell) to approve said Resolution. Chairman Johnson recognized Polk County Forester Jeremy Koslowski for purposes of addressing the Outdoor Recreation Aids Program. Forester Koslowski addressed the Resolution. Chairman Johnson called for a voice vote on the motion to adopt Resolution 10-13, Concerning Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Aids For The County of Polk. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted. Chairman Johnson introduced Resolution â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;? to Accept Donation of Land from Janet Ahlgren. Chairman Johnson offered to defer consideration on the resolution until a time in which Ms. Ahlgren could be present. Motion (Hartung/Masters) to postpone Resolution â&#x20AC;&#x153;G,â&#x20AC;? Land Donation from Janet Ahlgren, until such noted definite time. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 08-13: Resolution To Authorize Agreement With Village Of Osceola For The Acquisition And Sale Of Tax Delinquent Property Located At 130 Ridge Road In The Village Of Osceola, Wisconsin, In Accordance With Wisconsin Statutes Section 75.365(3), by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 08-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 08-13, Resolution To Authorize Agreement With Village Of Osceola For The Acquisition And Sale Of Tax Delinquent Property Located At 130 Ridge Road In The Village Of Osceola, Wisconsin, In Accordance With Wisconsin Statutes Section 75.365.(3). Motion (Jepsen/H. Johansen) to approve said resolution. Chairman Johnson recognized Treasurer Amanda Nissen for purposes of addressing the resolution. Treasurer Nissen addressed the resolution. Chairman called for a voice vote on motion to adopt Resolution 08-13, to Authorize Agreement With Village Of Osceola For The Acquisition And Sale Of Tax Delinquent Property Located At 130 Ridge Road In The Village of Osceola, Wisconsin, In Accordance With Wisconsin Statutes Section 75.365.(3). Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

RESOLUTION 11-13

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION AGREEMENT WITH NORTHWEST WISCONSIN REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH WISCONSIN STATUTES SECTION 66.0301 TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes Sec. 66.0301 provides that counties may enter into agreements with regional planning commissions for the purpose of providing for the administration of a municipal project or function on a cooperative basis; and WHEREAS, Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) currently operates a household hazardous waste collection and disposal program on behalf of constituent counties within its Regional Planning District in the State of Wisconsin; and WHEREAS, the County, pursuant to Wisconsin laws, operates a similar collection program for household hazardous wastes within its boundaries; and WHEREAS, NWRPC can provide household hazardous waste collection and disposal services to the County more economically than the County can on its own; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee has recommended that the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopt a resolution authorizing an intergovernmental agreement between Polk County and NWRPC for the purposes of hazardous waste collection. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 66.0301, the Polk County Board of Supervisors does, on behalf of Polk County, adopt and authorize the Hazardous Waste Collection Agreement, as attached hereto and incorporated herein, with Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors directs the Polk County Parks, Forestry, Buildings and Solid Waste Director to sign said Agreement and to administer such a contract on behalf of Polk County. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to the Polk County Board: March 19, 2013. Submitted and Sponsored by the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee: Larry Jepsen, Warren Nelson, Thomas Engel, William Johnson and Harry Johansen. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 11-13: Resolution To Authorize Hazardous Waste Collection Agreement With Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission In Accordance With Wisconsin Statutes Section 66.0301, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 11-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 11-13, Resolution To Authorize Hazardous Waste Collection Agreement With Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission In Accordance With Wisconsin Statutes Section 66.0301. Motion (Edgell/Masters) to approve said Resolution. Chairman Johnson recognized Director of Parks, Forestry, Buildings and Solid Waste Debbie Peterson for purposes of addressing the resolution. Director Peterson addressed the Resolution. Chairman Johnson called for a voice vote on the motion to adopt Resolution 11-13, To Authorize Hazardous Waste Collection Agreement With Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission In Accordance With Wisconsin Statutes Section 66.0301. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

RESOLUTION 09-13

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE AMENDED 15-YEAR (2006-2020) POLK COUNTY FOREST COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 28.11, Polk County has lands enrolled as County Forest; and WHEREAS, on October 1, 2006, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution #49-06, resulting in the approval of the 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Plan (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planâ&#x20AC;?) in accordance with Wisconsin Statute Section 28.11(5)(a); and WHEREAS, said Plan is a dynamic document that requires amendment from time to time as changing conditions require; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Forester has presented the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee with certain amendments to the Plan; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee recommends that the Polk County Board of Supervisors approve amendments to said Plan consistent with proposed amendment language, contained in the Amended 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan which is attached hereto and incorporated herein. WHEREAS, in accordance with relevant statutory law, the amendments to the Plan must receive Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approval after the Polk County Board of Supervisors approves of the same. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors approves the Amended 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan, as attached hereto and incorporated herein. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors directs the Polk County Forester to submit to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for final approval as required by Section 28.11(5)(a) said amended plan. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Date Submitted to County Board: March 19, 2013. Effective date: Upon passage. Submitted and Sponsored by the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee: Larry Jepsen, Warren Nelson, Thomas Engel, William Johnson and Harry Johansen. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 09-13: Resolution To Approve The Amended 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: March, 21, 2013 Amended 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Forest Comprehenstive Land Use Plan is available at the departmental office and at the department Web site at http://www.co.polk.wi.us/forestry-landuse/land-use-plan.asp. Res. 09-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 09-13, Resolution To Approve The Amended 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Motion (Jepsen/D. Johansen) to approve said Resolution. Chairman Johnson recognized Polk County Forester Jeremy Koslowski for purposes of addressing amendments to the Polk County Forest Plan. Forester Koslowski addressed the Resolution. Chairman Johnson called for a voice vote on the motion to adopt Resolution 09-13 to Approve the Amended 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

RESOLUTION 12-13

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF FORESTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KNOWLES-NELSON STEWARDSHIP LAND ACQUISITION GRANT PROGRAM TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK:

RESOLUTION 10-13

RESOLUTION CONCERNING WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES OUTDOOR RECREATION AIDS FOR THE COUNTY OF POLK TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, the County of Polk is interested in acquiring or developing lands for public outdoor recreation purposes as described in the application for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Aids; and WHEREAS, financial aid is required to carry out the project. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County of Polk has budgeted a sum sufficient to complete the project or acquisition. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes the Director of Parks, Forestry, Buildings & Solid Waste or its designee to act on behalf of the County of Polk to: â&#x20AC;˘ Submit an application to the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for any financial aid that may be available; â&#x20AC;˘ Submit reimbursement claims along with necessary supporting documentation within 6 months of project completion date; â&#x20AC;˘ Submit signed documents; and â&#x20AC;˘ Take necessary action to undertake, direct and complete the approved project. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Polk will comply with state or federal rules for the programs to the general public during reasonable hours consistent with the type of facility; and will obtain from the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources or the National Park Service, as appropriate, approval in writing before any change is made in the use of the project site. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to the Polk County Board: March 19, 2013. Submitted and Sponsored by the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee: Larry Jepsen, Warren Nelson, Thomas Engel, William Johnson and Harry Johansen. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. County board action: Approved.

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Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, Polk County has lands enrolled as county forest pursuant to s. 28.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes; and WHEREAS, on October 1, 2006, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution #49-06, resulting in the approval of the 15-Year (2006-2020) Polk County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planâ&#x20AC;?) in accordance with Wisconsin Statute Section 28.11 (5)(a); and WHEREAS, as described in Chapter 400 of the Polk County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Polk County Board of Supervisors has the authority, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 28.10, to acquire properties for the purpose of establishing county forestland; and WHEREAS, the acquisition of said properties are beneficial to Polk County by perpetually providing forest products to our local economy, increasing and sustaining revenues to the County, providing outdoor recreation opportunities to the public and improving property administration on the county forest; and WHEREAS, Polk County is eligible to participate and make application to the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Land Acquisition Grant Program for land acquisition consistent with said plan; and WHEREAS, grant funding may provide funding up to 50% of the acquisition price; and WHEREAS, as a condition of the eligibility to county forestland grants, Polk County must enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Polk County Board of Supervisors approves and adopts the Memorandum of Agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the future acquisition of any county forestland eligible for Knowles-Nelson Land Acquisition Stewardship Grant funding shall require additional approval of the Polk County Board of Supervisors prior to making application. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Polk County Board of Supervisors directs the Polk County Forester to forward a signed MOA to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Polk County recognizes and acknowledges that if financial assistance is made available by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Polk County accepts said financial assistance, then


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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING OF REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING Polk County Board of Supervisors

Polk County Government Center 100 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake, WI County Boardroom PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to Article 2, Section 6, of the Polk County Board Rules of Order, the regular business meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors, set by Rule, Article 2, Section 1, for April 16, 2013, at 6 p.m., has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 6 p.m. Pursuant to Article 3, Section 2, of the Polk County Board Rules of Order, the meeting notice for the regular business meeting, as rescheduled, will be published, posted and distributed on April 19, 2013. The rescheduling of the April regular business meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors, as noticed above, is made to remove a scheduling conflict that placed upon many of the county supervisors, who also serve on or attend town boards, as a result of Wisconsin Statute Section 60.11 (2) (a), as amended by 2011 Wisconsin Act 115, enacted February 17, 2012. The amendment caused the annual meeting of town boards to move from the second week in April to the third week in April. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. By Order of the Polk County Chairperson: William F. Johnson IV 580431 33L Polk County Chairperson WNAXLP

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NOTICE OF HEARING

TOWN OF SIREN - ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 18, 2013

The Annual Meeting for the Town of Siren will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Siren Town Hall. The Annual Report will be posed at the Siren Town hall. 580430 33-34L Mary Hunter, Clerk, 715-349-5119

The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 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). DANIEL ALEXANDER requests a special exception to Article 8D1(a) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to establish a Tourist Rooming House, located at: 2077 23rd St., Lot 2, CSM Vol. 9/Pg. 43 & Outlot 1, CSM Vol. 11/Pg. 190, Pt. of Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Lots 1+2, Sec. 22/T35N/R15W, Town of Johnstown, Pipe Lake (class 1). WEST DENMARK CHURCH requests a special exception to Article 8D2 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to use the old schoolhouse as a place to sleep during charitable events, located at: 2492 170th St., Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Lot 1, Sec. 32/T36N/ R17W, Town of Luck, Little Butternut Lake (Class I). JOYLE ANDERSON requests a special exception/variance to Article 8D and 8D1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to convert a single-family dwelling to multifamily, less than 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from a lot line, located at: 1209 65th Ave., Lot 14, Weber Birch Haven, Sec. 36/T33N/R17W, Town of Lincoln, Bear Trap Lake (class 1). PAUL & SUZANNE GYDESEN request a special exception to Article 15B1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to grade on slopes greater than 20%, located at: 1725A East Forest Circle, Lot 7, Balsam Forest, Sec. 1/T34N/R17W, Town of Balsam Lake, Balsam Lake (class 1). 580766 33-34L WNAXLP

Polk County will comply with state rules for the program and meet the financial obligations under the grant. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if grant funding becomes available, then the Polk County Forester shall seek the recommendation from the Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee on a County Board resolution, as appropriate, to authorize said future acquisition. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Date Submitted to County Board: March 19, 2013. Effective date: Upon Passage. Submitted and Sponsored by the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee: Larry Jepsen, Warren Nelson, Thomas Engel, William Johnson and Harry Johansen. Reviewed and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 12-13: Resolution To Approve A Memorandum Of Agreement With The Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources, Division Of Forestry To Participate In The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Land Acquisition Grant Program, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: March, 21, 2013 Res. 12-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 12-13, Resolution To Approve A Memorandum Of Agreement With The Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources, Division Of Forestry To Participate In The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Land Acquisition Grant Program. Motion (H. Johan-sen/Brown) to approve said Resolution. Chairman Johnson called for a voice vote on the motion to adopt Resolution 12-13, to Approve A Memorandum Of Agreement With The Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources, Division Of Forestry To Participate In The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Land Acquisition Grant Program. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

The Luck School District will be conducting a developmental screening for children ages birth to five years old, with the primary emphasis on three- and four-year-olds, on Thursday, April 18. The areas of screening will include: Fine motor development, gross motor development, speech and language concepts. Vision and hearing screenings will be conducted by a nurse from the Polk County Public Health Department. If you have concerns about your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development in any of these areas, please call the Luck Elementary School Office at 715-472-2153, Ext. 108, by Tuesday, April 16. Appointments will be scheduled beginning at noon and each 580059 21-23a 32-34L screening will last about 45 minutes.

the resolution. Chairman Johnson called for a voice vote on the motion to adopt Resolution 13-13, to Authorize Participation in the Northwest Wisconsin Regional Medical Examiner Mutual Aid Compact. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

RESOLUTION 14-13

RESOLUTION CONCERNING NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes Sections 59.14 and 985.02 requires Polk County to publish its legal notices, consisting of certain public notices, meetings notices, ordinances and proceedings in statutorily qualified newspapers that are likely to give notice in the area or to the persons affected by County business; and WHEREAS, while state law allows a county board of supervisors to designate only one official qualified newspaper, a county with the population size of Polk County is neither required to designate an official newspaper nor required to seek bids for the publication of legal notices; and WHEREAS, under Wisconsin Statute Section 985.05(2), a county that designates an official newspaper must publish all of its legal notices in that one designated newspaper; and WHEREAS, under Wisconsin Statute Section 985.08(5), a county may only publish its legal notices in newspapers that qualify under Section 985.03; and WHEREAS, in adopting Resolution No. 31-05 31-09, the Polk County Board of Supervisors designated the Inter-County Leader as the official newspaper and designated the Tri-County Advertiser and the Indianhead Advertiser as secondary newspapers; and WHEREAS, the three designations contained in Resolution 31-05 31-09 are conflicting to the extent that the County and its personnel, namely the County Clerk, are prevented from complying with state law requirements when causing any legal notice of the County to be published; and WHEREAS, on legal opinion, the Corporation Counsel has recommended to lift the designation so that the County may publish its legal notices in compliance with state law. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors repeals Resolution 31-05 31-09. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors directs that the legal notices of the County be published in newspapers qualified pursuant to Wisconsin Section 985.03 without designation as â&#x20AC;&#x153;official newspaperâ&#x20AC;? as may be made under Section 985.05(1). BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk shall require, as a condition to publication of any legal notice of the County, that any publisher of a qualified newspaper shall file with the County Clerk a certificate as required under Section 985.03(2). Funding source: N/A. Funding amount: N/A. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to the Polk County Board: March 19, 2013. Submitted by: William Johnson. Reviewed and recommended by Dana Frey, County Administrator Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 14-13: Resolution Concerning Newspaper Publication, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 14-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 14-13, Resolution Concerning Newspaper Publication Of Legal Notices. Motion (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell/Nelson) to approve said Resolution. Chairman Johnson recognized County Administrator Frey and Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge for purposes of addressing the resolution. Administrator Frey addressed the resolution. Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge addressed the resolution. Motion (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell/Kienholz) to amend said Resolution by striking all references to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Resolution No. 31-05â&#x20AC;? and inserting references â&#x20AC;&#x153;Resolution No. 3109.â&#x20AC;? Motion to amend Resolution 14-13 carried by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Johnson called for a voice vote to adopt Resolution 14-13 Concerning Newspaper Publication of Legal Notices, as amended. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted. Supervisors reports were given. Motion (D. Johansen/Scoglio) to adjourn. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Johnson declared meeting adjourned 8:06 p.m.

RESOLUTION 13-13

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE PARTICIPATION IN THE NORTHWEST WISCONSIN REGIONAL MEDICAL EXAMINER MUTUAL AID COMPACT TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, the County governments of Barron, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix desire to participate in a Mutual Aid Compact for emergency medical examiner assistance; and WHEREAS, emergencies involving mass fatality incidents may arise within the jurisdictional boundaries of the specified counties located in Northwest Wisconsin, which may require additional assistance beyond each county's own resources; and WHEREAS, the training and/or expertise of medical examiner staff personnel throughout the Northwest Wisconsin Region could be requested to assist in dealing with mass fatality incidents within the geographical boundaries of the counties; and WHEREAS, the parties recognize that mass fatality incidents can more effectively be handled by pooling of human resources; and WHEREAS, the parties have authority to enter into the Northwest Wisconsin Regional Medical Examiner Mutual Aid Compact pursuant to Sections 59.03, 59.04, 66.0301, 66.0313, 66.0314 and Chapter 323 of the Wisconsin Statutes. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors approves and authorizes participation in the Northwest Wisconsin Regional Medical Examiner Mutual Aid Compact, as attached hereto and incorporated herein, for emergency medical examiner assistance. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes and directs the Polk County Medical Examiner to enter into and to administer said compact on behalf of Polk County. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to County Board: March 19, 2013. Submitted by the Polk County Public Protection and Judicial Committee: Jay Luke, Jared Cockroft, Kim A. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, Gary Bergstrom and Kathryn Kienholz. Reviewed and recommended by Dana Frey, County Administrator Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on March 19, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 13-13: Resolution To Authorize Participation In The Northwest Wisconsin Regional Medical Examiner Mutual Aid Compact, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 13-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 13-13, Resolution To Authorize Participation In The Northwest Wisconsin Regional Medical Examiner Mutual Aid Compact. Motion (Bergstrom/Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell) to approve said Resolution. Chairman Johnson recognized County Administrator Frey for purposes of addressing the resolution. Administrator Frey addressed

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the highway, that the parcel had room for on-site parking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to seeing a permanent structure there,â&#x20AC;? stated village President Rick Flandrena. The board tentatively approved the temporary permit, pending the police recommendation.

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but through his research found that the temporary operation could use a so-called transient merchantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ordinance doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything about what the transient merchant is selling,â&#x20AC;? Laux said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The regulation is extremely minimal.â&#x20AC;? Laux implied that the bulk of the reguODWLRQV ZRXOG IDOO XQGHU VWDWH Ă&#x20AC;UHZRUNV laws, and that because he is a local Polk County resident, insurance or deposit liability issues would not apply. The only real limits involved hours of operation, which would be limited from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Laux said they would need to do a basic EDFNJURXQGLQYHVWLJDWLRQDQGWKHQĂ&#x20AC;HOG DĂ&#x20AC;QDOUHFRPPHQGDWLRQE\WKHSROLFHGHSDUWPHQWIRUWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;QDOSHUPLWDSSURYDO The only real variable fell under the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;temporary,â&#x20AC;? and how the village ZDQWHGWRGHĂ&#x20AC;QHLWRQKLVSHUPLW Peckman and the board came up with a tentative window of May 1 through Aug. 1, with Peckman hoping the property sale would be completed and construction of a permanent structure, as well. He would need to follow other village ]RQLQJ DQG VLJQ UHJXODWLRQV DV ZHOO DV Wisconsin DOT setback requirements for being on a state highway. He also assured that there would be no parking on

,QRWKHUERDUGEXVLQHVV â&#x20AC;˘ The board punted on a complaint from a resident who said he is getting water seepage from his corner property at 302 State St. Flandrena noted that the issue may need to be addressed by the next administration, as the home is on the corner of both a state highway and a village street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not sure what can be done,â&#x20AC;? Flandrena said, stating that the village may need more information before taking any action. â&#x20AC;˘ The board approved hiring Barb Williamson to work between four and six hours per week for the next six months, as a part-time village parks assistant. She had been hired last year for similar work and was endorsed by the board for her previous work. â&#x20AC;˘ The board approved the purchase of a new desktop computer for the village clerk, which is also used for utility billing and other work. The previous unit is approaching 9 years old, and the replacement has been budgeted. â&#x20AC;˘ The board gave a glowing report on the recent Dresser Library revamp, which included new carpet and paint, with help from several village employees in moving the books and other items for the project. â&#x20AC;˘ Board Trustee Jim Rochford Jr. thanked outgoing Trustees Rusty Norlander, James Thanig, Greg Andrie and President Rick Flandrena. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I swear, some of them have been on the board for what seems like 35 years,â&#x20AC;? Rochford joked. Flandrena noted the assistance of the village crew, clerk and others, and said it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;an honor to serve.â&#x20AC;? Flandrena has served a total of 10 years - half as village president; Andrie has served for 15 years; and both Norlander and Thanig had four years of service to their credit.

Report paints grim picture of Wisconsin and nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infrastructure by Maureen McCollum Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - A new report by the American Society of Civil Engineers shows that infrastructure in the United States needs major upgrades. ASCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report Card on Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Infrastructure is released every four years and evaluates the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roads, dams and water facilities. The results are often given to members of Congress. Overall, the infrastructure conditions and funding outlooks are pretty dismal. According to the report, Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bridges are becoming more structurally sound. But, it says that 71 percent of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roads are in poor or mediocre condition. Julie Hoppe is the ASCE Wisconsin president and transportation manager at Mead and Hunt, an architectural and enJLQHHULQJĂ&#x20AC;UP

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our infrastructure is how we get all of our goods and services to our businesses, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge part of our economy. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be competitive if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have quality roadways.â&#x20AC;?The report also shows that Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure need upgrades. Department of Natural Resources construction management engineer Judy Hayducsko says many communities need to replace old systems and upgrade infraVWUXFWXUH6KHVD\VIXQGLQJFDQEHGLIĂ&#x20AC;cult since water systems are paid for with user fees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they have to be careful because there are other needs in the community. We like them to replace things as need arises, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a constant juggling of tight funds within municipalities.â&#x20AC;? The American Society of Civil Engineers reports that major investments in Wisconsin are also needed in public

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Best-selling author coming to SCFalls

Internationally best-selling author Arthur Phillips will be at the St. Croix Falls Civic Auditorium on Friday, April 19, for a 7:30 p.m. Valley Reads event. Phillips will share his research and experience in writing a 6KDNHVSHDULDQVW\OHĂ&#x20AC;YHDFWSOD\ZLWKLQKLV most recent novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tragedy of Arthur.â&#x20AC;? Actors from Festival Theatre will perform a scene from his play â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tragedy of Arthurâ&#x20AC;? at this event as part of the Valley Reads multivenue programming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tragedy of Arthurâ&#x20AC;? is a tour de force from â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the best writers in America,â&#x20AC;? stated by the Washington Post. Its doomed hero is Arthur Phillips, a young

novelist struggling with a con artist father who works wonders of deception. Valley Reads 2013 is funded by the St. Croix Valley Foundation, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and is also supported by Valley Bookseller, the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, and Club Book. Please call the Festival Theatre ER[RIĂ&#x20AC;FHE\7XHVGD\$SULO 16, for reservations to the Friday evening event. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Festival Theatre is located at 210 North Washington St. in downtown St. Croix Falls. For complete schedule of events go to valleyreads.org. - submitted

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by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer SOMERSET â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zoey Marin Bemis turns 12 years old later this month which, in retrospect, is pretty noteworthy. But she is quick to tell you that she really celebrates two birthdays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also have a birthday for my surgery, my surgery on my brain,â&#x20AC;? she said matter-of-factly, while playing with an iPad, watching a cartoon and petting her cat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in December. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my hemi-birthday.â&#x20AC;? The fact that Zoey has any birthdays at all is both a miracle and a dark, sad trip down one of the strangest and most troubling decisions parents could ever make. You see, Zoeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;hemi-birthdayâ&#x20AC;? notes the winter date over seven years ago when she had a surgery to have half of her brain disconnected, on purpose.

3ULQFHVV=RH\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me show you my crown!â&#x20AC;? Zoey says without a stutter, running into her bedroom with a slight limp. She emerges with a crown, two sashes, a baton, a few small plastic toys and a curious wooden game called Kendama. She assembles the toys on the kitchen table, all with her very coordinated left hand, which she calls Lefty, and shows KRZ VKH FDQ Ă LS WKH EDOO LQWR WKH FXS shaped carved game. Her Lefty coordination is pretty impressive, and the Kendama skill is a test for even the most patient adult, and Zoey is pretty proud of it. She swings the ball around on a string and, somehow, manages to settle the ball into the cupped wood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like that. You wanna try?â&#x20AC;? she said, repeating the task twice to show how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done. Within a few minutes she has played the Kendama game, talked about her new cat, showed how she makes puzzles on her iPad, mentions friends at school, talks a bit about her numerous surgeries and dwells on her dog, Charlie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part Yorkie, part poodle and part Chihuahua,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I call him a Yorkie-pooh-wawa! He can run fast, like a cheetah.â&#x20AC;? She laughs and runs off, like a cheetah, to her iPad and homework. Her little girl giggle is infectious and a gift, once you know her tale. =RH\VKLVWRU\ Zoeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey to becoming a laughing, playing little princess is a path laden with pain, rarities, dreaded decisions and patience most parents could never believe, let alone endure. The painful reality of her path to this quaint, earth-tone Somerset town house has included four brain surgeries, months in hospitals, batteries of tests, EEGs, shots, tubes, IVs, electrodes, drainage shunts in her skull, probably gallons of medicine and more painful procedures for one little girl than would usually be seen by

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in awe about something. With all this amazing, profound technology surrounding us, we use it and never stop to think - how did this happen? How did we get to this place with all these wondrous devices around us but we never stop to think how it works, or how it helps us, or hurts us? Alice began her big adventure by following something completely out RIWKHRUGLQDU\$WDONLQJZKLWHUDEELW wearing a waistcoat and a pocket watch. What would have happened if Alice saw that and thought to herself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hmm, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strange!â&#x20AC;? but then went on with her studies and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t follow her sense of curiosity? Or what would have happened if Alice was too busy texting and scrolling through her Facebook news feed to even notice this marvelous, extraordinary sight? She would have never gone to Wonderland, there never would have been this big adventure, and the rest of the book would have been about her boring book with no pic-

numbed to every-day miracles happening all around us. Have you ever wondered, I mean truly wondered, about something or anything? Where along the line did we stop asking questions and start taking things in without asking anything? When did our generation begin to lose our curiosity or our ability to dream a little? There is this quote in Lewis Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adventures in Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;? that has impacted me because of what it captures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So she sat on with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality.â&#x20AC;? Alice was a girl who entered into the world of curious things â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of mad tea parties and talking Ă RZHUVDQGVPLOLQJYDQLVKLQJFDWV6KH knew she had to enter into the world of dull reality again, but she continued to close her eyes and believed for just a moment longer. I believe we need to step out of our go-go-go reality for a little bit each day, and step into Wonderland, because if we lose our ability to wonder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that will truly become a terrifying and awful reality.

gotten from any teacher in his entire life! Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re blaming it on his reading? Why are you the only Chris Wondra teacher to ever bring this up? It must be something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? These are tough conversations. No parent wants to hear that her child is struggling, and no teacher wants to say it. So it begs WKHTXHVWLRQ Why might a child that has always done well in school suddenly struggle? Is it something the present teacher is doing wrong? Maybe something his past teachers failed to do? Often times, in cases like this, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neither. Often, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the natural result of a brain under construction. Think of it as a remodeling project, if you will. As our children reach adolescence, their brains begin the most radical and VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWFKDQJHVWKH\ZLOOHYHUPDNH

The cerebral cortex - the largest part of the human brain, associated with higher functions such as thought and action begins to undergo a radical reorganization. Up until this point, over the course of their childhood, the volume of gray matter in their cerebral cortex has been gradually increasing. In fact, brain scans have shown that we never have more gray matter than we have at early adolescence. As children enter and progress through puberty however, their brains suddenly (and rapidly) begin to shrink. Brain scientists call this process â&#x20AC;&#x153;pruning.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time when unused neural connections are eliminated. Scientists believe that this pruning process, while often disruptive, eventually allows our brains to operate more efĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWO\ As alarming as it sounds, this is a natural part of the maturation process. Still, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a critical moment in a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development because the connections that we exercise with experience are the ones that we strengthen and keep. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the neural pathways we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stimulate that we eliminate. At no point in our childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives is the old clichĂŠ, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Use it or lose it,â&#x20AC;? more apt.

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say that if we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play the guitar or speak German by the time weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 15 that we will never learn. Research has also shown the brain to be extraordinarily adaptable - regardless of our age. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just that after pathways KDYHEHHQSUXQHGLW¡VPRUHGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWWR build new ones. Which brings us back to our earlier discussion. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal that a child who might struggle to read (or play music, or do math) might avoid these activities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more fun to work in learning modalities that are easy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to understand, though, that we prune what we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use. In light of this, navigating our children successfully through the construction zone that is adolescence often requires parents and teachers to be alert, open and honest with each other. A little communication, cooperation and attention (read neural exercise) at this critical time of development can go a long way toward a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future success. Founder of WeTeachWeLearn.org, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public schoolteacher. Visit We Teach We Learn on Facebook or Twitter to, quite literally, learn more.

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tures and her mute cat, Dinah. Take my nieces or kids in general. They ask questions, lots of them. You answer one question and you think, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done with!â&#x20AC;? but no, they have to ask, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, why?â&#x20AC;? One time my niece asked, after driving by a cemetery, what all those stones were out there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re graves, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bodies get buried after they die,â&#x20AC;? her mother said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But why do we bury people after they die?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing that for a very long time and we need to get rid of the body after they die somehow,â&#x20AC;? her mother said a bit nervously. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But ... why?â&#x20AC;? And the conversation went on like this for quite some time. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if it got anywhere, but she asks some very great questions. Kids also are not afraid to dream and imagine great, big, absurd, silly things. My niece believes that when she gets to heaven her skin will be indigo, because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her favorite color. Who knows, maybe sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right. She also thinks the other side of the lake is a whole other country with people who dress differently and speak a different language than us. We have lost our ability to wonder. We have become desensitized and

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Apple pruning workshop to be held in Barronett BARRONETT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Do you have an apple tree in the backyard that needs pruning? If you do, how do you start? Just which branches and how much do you cut out? What kind of shape should you end up with? :K\VKRXOG\RXSUXQHLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFH"$FFRUGLQJWR Kevin Schoessow, UW-Extension area ag agent for Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer counties, these and other practical techniques on fruit tree pruning will be discussed and demonstrated on Thursday, April 11. This outdoor, hands-on workshop will be held snow/rain or shine at the Phil Odden and Else Bigton Farm at 20337 &7++QHDU%DUURQHWWVWDUWLQJDWSP7KHIDUPLV located near a sharp curve on CTH H across from the Timberland Hills Ski Trail entrance. Odden and Bigton are also well-known for their woodcarving and handcrafted furniture, wood carving classes and Norwegian Fjord Horses. Schoessow, an area UW-Extension agriculture development educator and Odden a tree sculptor and professional wood carver, will be on hand to discuss the art and science behind apple pruning and give participants WKHFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHRQKRZWRSURSHUO\SUXQH2GGHQKDV been pruning trees on his property for over 30 years, and will explain his philosophy on managing tree height and the overall aesthetic look of mature apple trees. This event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is welcome but not required. 2WKHUKRUWLFXOWXUHZRUNVKRSVEHLQJRIIHUHGLQFOXGH Hunt Hills Gardening Day, Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-2 SPJUDSHSUXQLQJ6DWXUGD\$SULOSPDW the Spooner Ag Research Station; apple and grape prun-

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David J. Burkinshaw, 26, a resident of Webb Lake, died 0DUFKDIWHUDYDOLDQWEDWWOHZLWKF\VWLFĂ&#x20AC;EURVLV David was born on June 13, 1986, in Natick, Mass., to Stephen and Grace Burkinshaw. He grew up in the Lake City, Minn., area, where he attended and graduated high school. He lived out the rest of his life in Webb Lake, where he enjoyed the country life with family and friends. His passion was his 1969 Chevy Impala. He loved working on it, the mechanics and refurbishing. He built his own truck which he enjoyed taking out mudding. He also was known to GRVRPHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJDQGOLNHGWRSOD\SRRO+HORYHGKDQJLQJ out with family and friends. David is survived and will be sadly missed by his parents, Stephen and Grace; his paternal grandparents Elaine Burkinshaw and Robert Burkinshaw; and maternal grandfather Robert Kunkle. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m., visitation 10-11 a.m., at the Lakeside Community Lutheran Church, CTH A, Webb Lake, with Pastor Bill 6FKURHGHURIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ$UHFHSWLRQ SRWOXFN WRIROORZDW *OLGHUV IRUPHUO\/XQNHUV IURPSP2QOLQH condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com or go Ray Tilton, 62, of Balsam Lake, passed away on Tues- to caringbridges.org and visit daveburkinshaw. day, March 26, 2013, at his home after a courageous The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, seven year battle with metastatic was entrusted with arrangements. colon cancer. Ray was born on April 5, 1950, in Amery, to Gail and Melba (Hallberg) Tilton. He grew up in Balsam Lake and attended Unity High School Harold E. Huser, 81, Luck, died Monday, April 1, 2013, where he excelled in sports, playat Frederic Nursing and Rehabilitation. ing football, basketball, baseball and Harold was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Frederic, to Elmer track. He graduated in 1968. He atand Hilda (Fischer) Huser. Harold attended several tended and played basketball at UWrural schools in the Lewis area. He was married in Pine Richland Center. After graduating City, Minn., on Feb. 9, 1952, to Dolores Adascheck. He from Minnesota School of Business with a degree in com- attended Dunwoody Institute, where he trained to beputer programming and systems analysis he was em- come a machinist. Harold worked for The Arsenal in ployed by Brown Photo and North Memorial Hospital. New Brighton, Minn., several years at Doboy in New In 1971 he married Mary Johnston and after the birth Richmond, Brown and Bigelow in St. Paul, Minn., and of their children, they moved to Balsam Lake in 1980 ended his career at Strohâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewery. His life wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all and he worked for St. Croix Regional Medical Center as ZRUNDQGQRSOD\+HORYHGLFHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJJDUGHQLQJPDNmanager of information systems for over 22 years. Upon ing wood, hunting and spending time with his family. A his retirement he worked for the Unity School District as dessert lover, Harold made homemade ice cream every a bus driver. Picking up his grandchildren on his route Christmas. was the special part of his day. He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Luck; daughWhen they lived in Blaine, Minn., he was very active in ter, Linda (Earl) Nelson of Wyoming, Minn.; two grandWKH0LQQHVRWD-D\FHHVULVLQJWRWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHRIUHJLRQDOGL- daughters, Carrie (Dan) Peper of Milltown and Tonya rector. After moving back to Wisconsin he was a found- (Tim) Crombie of Stillwater, Minn.; two stepgranding member of Youth Sports Unlimited and the St. Croix daughters, Cindy (Judd) Becker of Rush City, Minn., and Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and a member of the Wis- Denise Pierre of Lino Lakes, Minn.; four great-grandchilconsin Bear Hunters Association. He is a past president dren, Alex Peper, Jared Peper, Josie Crombie and Addie of the church council at Faith Lutheran Church and a Crombie; two step-great-grandchildren, Andrea and lifelong member. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gail and Kaylee Becker; sister, Virginia (Dean) Elkin of Indian Creek; brother-in-law, Paul (Phyllis) Adascheck of CumMelba; and his sister, Ruby Jane. Ray leaves to celebrate his memory, his wife, Mary; berland and several nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by grandson Shaun. daughter, Melissa (Marcus) Wilhelm of Blaine, Minn.; Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, VRQ-RH 7LIĂ&#x20AC;Q\ 7LOWRQRI%DOVDP/DNHJUDQGFKLOGUHQ April 4, at Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, with the Elijah, Elizabeth, Jaxon, Madison and Maya; sister, Mona %RE %XUWRQRI3ODLQĂ&#x20AC;HOG,QGEURWKHUV*DLO 6KLUOH\  5HY-RKQ0LHOVRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ%XULDOZLOOEHLQ0F.LQOH\ Tilton and Vernon (Jean) Tilton of Blaine, Minn., Robert Cemetery. Vistation will be held one hour prior to the (Bonnie) Tilton of Amery; brother-in-law, Craig (Cindy) service at the Skinner Funeral Home in Cumberland. Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland was entrusted Johnston of Red Wing, Minn.; and many nieces, nephwith arrangements. ews, cousins and other loving family and friends. A celebration of Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was held at Faith Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake on Wednesday, April 3. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Wilhelm, D.C. Holihan, Tim Moore, Darryl Nelson, Todd Angel and Dennis Anderson. To express online condolences, please visit kolstadfamilyfuneralhome.com. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

Evelyn B. Shogren, 96, formerly of South Minneapolis, Minn., passed away March 26, 2013, in Grantsburg. She was born Dec. 15, 1916, in Grantsburg, the daughter of Arthur and Christine (Lee) Shogren. During her working years, she was a receptionist at 0DUTXHWWH%DQNDQGDQHPSOR\HHRI+$5RJHUV2IĂ&#x20AC;FH Supply. She also served as a wedding coordinator at Park Avenue United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by brothers, Wesley and Donald Shogren; and sister, Dorothy Melin. She is survived by sister-in-law, Lois Shogren; nephews, Robert, James, Richard and Donald Melin; nieces, Lauri Nelson, Kristi Melin, Kathy Bowers and Trudy Cowman; and many caring friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m., at Minnehaha United Methodist Church, 3701 E. 50th St., Minneapolis, Minn. A reception will follow the service. Memorials preferred to Minnehaha UMC or Park Avenue UMC. Interment will be at a later date at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, Grantsburg. Twin Cities Cremation, St. Paul, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

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Hazel Franseen (nee Wishau), 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at home. Hazel was born Nov. 29, 1930, to the late Arkley and Esther Wishau. Hazel married Oscar â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jerryâ&#x20AC;? Franseen on May 15, 1953. They raised their family in Racine, and lived there until 1993, then moved to their retirement home on Dunham Lake in Burnett County in the spring of 1993. Hazel was an alumna of UW-La Crosse, taught at Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee and Milwaukee Lincoln High School. She was an active member and held positions as DORFDODQGVWDWHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHURI'$5DQGWKH0D\Ă RZHU$VVRFLDWLRQ+D]HOORYHGKHUĂ RZHUJDUGHQVVWXG\LQJJHQHalogy and traveling throughout USA, including Hawaii and Alaska, and Ireland. She enjoyed the Siren Lionesses and knitting mittens for the mitten tree. She is survived by her husband, Oscar; and sons, who were her pride and joy, David (Julie) and Eric (Tracy); grandchildren, Kristin, Jenna, Kyle and Kysa; her sister, Elaine; brothers, John, David and William. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Arkley Jr.; sister, Betty Wishau Larson; and infant granddaughter, Michelle Franseen. A private family service will be held. Memorials are preferred to Regional Hospice, 819 Ash St., Spooner, WI 54801. Online condolences can be made at swedbergtaylor.com The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

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mand, and make its nest on high? â&#x20AC;Ś Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like his?â&#x20AC;? (Job 3840, selected portions). I would suggest all of us read chapters 38 through 41 of the Book of Job whenever we forget about Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatness and love in our surroundings or whenever we doubt his creative ability. While looking for his majesty in the little things around us, not only will ZHĂ&#x20AC;QGLWZHZLOOEHEOHVVHGE\LWZLWK peace joy unspeakable. Lord, we are in awe of your power and majesty. Help us remember to search for glimpses of you in everything and everyone around us. In Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; name, amen. Mrs. Bair may be reached at sallybair@gmail.com.

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his anger, not just focus on the surface of his angry actions. Your sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outbursts might simply represent an attempt on his part to avoid the consequences (e.g., washing the dishes) of his original infraction. Even as you employ techniques to help diffuse his anger, make sure he follows through on washing those dishes. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus on the Familyâ&#x20AC;? radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus on the Family,â&#x20AC;? author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit \RXU TXHVWLRQV WR )RFXV2Q7KH)DPLO\ com. 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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Glimpses of God Once I walked through the gem room of a large museum. Although Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not usually impressed by jewels, I was stunned by the beauty and brilliance of the precious stones on exhibit. Their light dazzled the eye; their perfection awed the audience. I am always greatly impressed by the beauty in nature. When hiking through

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an autumn forest, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m astounded by the variety of colored leaves. As sweetsmelling poplar leaves fall like silent coins, they collect in brilliant piles among the fallen pine needles. When tamaracks change hue in early winter, their feathery, golden leaves contrast brilliantly against a background of pure, white snow. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been awestruck by DĂ&#x20AC;HOGRIVZDPSVKUXEVIHVWRRQHGLQ enormous spider webs. They sparkled like diamonds from the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rays as droplets of dew clung to the gossamer strands. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve crouched to study the intricate patterns of green moss on a rock. The shapes of trees never cease to amaze me. God has blessed us with abundant beauty in his creation to enjoy. Every IDFHWRIQDWXUHZKHWKHUVHHQLQĂ RUD

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HOPKINS SAND & GRAVEL, INC.

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

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Government Inspected Slaughtering and Processing, Sausage making â&#x20AC;˘ Ham & Bacon Cured & Smoked Sides and Quarters of Beef and Pork Available Old-fashioned Fresh Meat Counter Tim Van Meter and Ross Anderson, Owners Luck, WI 54853 Plant 715-472-2141

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

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

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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST - FREDERIC 605 Benson Road; Pastor Curtis Denney Sat. Worship 11 a.m.; Sabbath Schl. 9:30 a.m. ALLIANCE

ALLIANCE

ALLIANCE CHURCH OF THE VALLEY 1259 Hwy. 35 S., St. Croix Falls Senior Pastor Gary Russell Sunday Worship: 9 & 11 a.m.

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

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

LUTHERAN

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

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

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

BETHANY LUTHERAN - SIREN Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor Paul Peterson, Cell # 715-566-3758 Pastoral Serv. 715-349-5280 Sun. Worship - 8:30 a.m,; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.

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

BONE LAKE LUTHERAN bllc@lakeland.ws Pastor Mary Ann Bowman, 5 mi. E. of Luck on Hwy. 48, 1/2 mi. S. on I; Office - 715-472-2535 Pastor - 715-472-8153, 9 a.m. Adult Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

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

CLAM FALLS LUTHERAN (AALC) Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt, 218-371-1335 715-327-4461 Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st Sun.

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

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

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

MILLTOWN LUTHERAN Pastors Mel Rau & Maggie Isaacson 113 W. Main St.. W., 715-825-2453 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship

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

NORTH VALLEY LUTHERAN Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;? Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.; Wednesday Worship 6:30 p.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN, (LCMS) WEBSTER

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

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

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

GRACE UNITED - WEBSTER Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor, Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor; 715-866-8646 Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m.

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

PEACE LUTHERAN - DRESSER (ELCA)

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

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

PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA) Pastor Paul Peterson 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays pilgrimlutheranfrederic.org

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

ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EV. LUTHERAN (Wis. Synod) 350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. School - 10 a.m.

ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUTHERAN - LCMC 1614 CTH B, North Luck, Pastor Rob Lubben Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Contact Leslie Valentine, 715-646-2390; E-mail: leslie56@centurytel.net

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

TRINITY LUTHERAN - ELCA 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

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

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN OSCEOLA 300 Seminole Ave. (CTH M) Mark Kock, Pastor, 715-294-2828 Sun. Wor. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Summer, 9 a.m.

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

WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - ELCA

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

FRISTAD LUTHERAN - CENTURIA

YELLOW LAKE LUTHERAN

ELCA - 501 Hwy. 35, 715-646-2357, Mel Rau, Pastor Sun. Worship & Holy Communion - 9 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

GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN - ELCA

METHODIST

Pastor Jody Walter Church Phone 715-327-8608 Sun. Wor. - 8:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays facebook/OurRedeemerWebster

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

FIRST LUTHERAN - CUSHING

METHODIST

LAKEVIEW UNITED - HERTEL LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.

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

OSCEOLA UNITED METHODIST osceolawiumc.org; oumc@centurytel.net 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Kathy Huneywell Sunday Early Risers Class - 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st Sunday

ST. CROIX FALLS UNITED METHODIST Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship Service - 10 a.m. Sunday School is at 9 a.m., Nursery available

ST. LUKE UNITED - FREDERIC 100 Linden Street, Frederic Pastor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddieâ&#x20AC;? Kirk, 715-327-4436 Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Serv. 5:15 p.m.

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

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

WOLF CREEK UNITED METHODIST Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship - 8:15 a.m. COVENANT

COVENANT

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

SIREN COVENANT Pastor Ken Sohriakoff 7686 Lofty Pines Drive, Siren, 715-349-5601 Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.

UNITED COVENANT - CLEAR LAKE Pastor Dan Pearson Sunday School 8:45 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. CATHOLIC

CATHOLIC

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Rev. William Brenna, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m.

CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH Pastor - Father Frank Wampach 490 Bench St., Taylors Falls, 651-465-7345 Sat. Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 & 10:30 a.m. Tues. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m.

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

ZION LUTHERAN - BONE LAKE (LCMC) 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

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GRACE LUTHERAN - WEST SWEDEN

ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS )

OUR LADY OF THE LAKES

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

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

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

LAKETOWN LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Dorothy Sandahl, cushingparish.org Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:30 a.m.

LUCK LUTHERAN Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-472-8424; 510 Foster Ave. E.; Office 715-472-2605; lucklutheran.org (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

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

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

PRESBYTERIAN

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.

ST. DOMINIC - FREDERIC 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

PRESBYTERIAN

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - GRANTSBURG

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

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

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

ST. ANNE PARISH 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.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

GRACE BAPTIST - GRANTSBURG

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 George Selbher, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

LIVING HOPE CHURCH

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.

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC

TRADE LAKE BAPTIST

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.

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

Pastor David Prince 715-327-8402 Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.; tradelakebaptistchurch.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST - WEBSTER

CENTURIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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.

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

WESLEYAN

OSCEOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH

WOODLAND WESLEYAN

ASSEMBLY

ASSEMBLY

WESLEYAN

Pastor Larry Mederich, 715-294-4332 occconnect.org Mtg. @ St. Croix Art Barn; Sun. Serv. - 9 a.m. Nursery and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church

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

SIREN ASSEMBLY OF GOD

FULL GOSPEL

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.

WOOD RIVER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

EVANGELICAL

FULL GOSPEL

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

EVANGELICAL

HOPE FELLOWSHIP OF SOMERSET

APPLE RIVER COMMUNITY (EFCA)

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

CROSSWALK COMMUNITY CHURCH 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

HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Pastor Dave Williams 933 248th St., Osceola Morn. Wor. 10 a.m.; Sun. School Sept.-May 8:45 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church & Nursery provided

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

BAPTIST

EAST BALSAM BAPTIST - BALSAM LK. 1816 108th St., CTH I Pastor Gabe Brennan, 715-857-5411 eastbalsam.org Wor. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun. School-10:30 a.m.

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

FAITH FELLOWSHIP

CHRISTIAN CENTER

CHRISTIAN CENTER

EL SALEM/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER 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

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN

CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX

HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX 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; holyx.net Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. NAZARENE

NAZARENE

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

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

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

NONDENOMINATIONAL

FIRST BAPTIST - AMERY

CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CHURCH

131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223; fbcamery.org; E-mail: churchoffice@fbcamery.org Reg. office hours: Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor; Nick Buda, Associate Pastor Sun. Serv.: 9 a.m.; All ages Sun. Schl. 10:30 11:30 a.m.; Nursery available

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

NEW LIFE COMMUNITY - AMERY Interim Pastor Craig Jorgenson Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church: K to 6th Grade

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

NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

FIRST BAPTIST - MILLTOWN

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST - WEBSTER 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cure for the Common Churchâ&#x20AC;? 722 Seminole Ave., Osceola Pastor Dr. Kent Haralson; 715-294-4222 or 715-755-3454; info@gracechurchosceola.com Sun.: Praise & Worship Serv. 9 am., Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun. School 10:45 a.m.

201 Hwy. 35, Dresser (formerly The Boulevard) Pastor Tony Minell, 715-417-1982; Office 715-417-0945 Sunday Wor. 9:30 a.m.; Nursery available.

NEW WINE CHURCH - CENTURIA

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.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

RIVER VALLEY CHRISTIAN 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 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.

ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMMUNITY CHURCH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faith on Purposeâ&#x20AC;? (Love God, Love People...period) faithonpurpose.org CTH F, Dresser, 715-553-1800, Pastor Rick VanGundy Sunday Worship 10 a.m.

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LIBRARY NEWS Frederic Public Library 1DWLRQDO/LEUDU\:HHN$SULO Visit during National Library Week to learn about the many services the library offers to enrich your life. Refreshments will be served all week and be sure to register for door prizes. Celebrate and support Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public libraries. To quote writer Anne Herbert, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.â&#x20AC;? 0DUN\RXUFDOHQGDUVIRU-HUU\$SSV$SULO The Friends of the Library will sponsor Jerry Apps in a free National Library Week program Tuesday, April 16, at 2 p.m., at St. Luke Methodist Church. Apps is professor emeritus at UW-Madison and the author of more than 30 books, many of them on rural history and country life. His presentation will focus on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rural Wit and Wisdom.â&#x20AC;? He was recently featured on both Minnesota and Wisconsin Public Television. He was here in 2006 and was a crowd favorite. If you have memories of growing up in a slower time, you will certainly enjoy this program. 6WLOOWLPHWRDSSO\ The library has an opening for a part-time library assistant and applications must be sent by April 5. Responsi-

bilities include circulation desk and general library tasks as well as programming for the community. Preferred candidates are energetic and have great people skills; are computer smart, detail-oriented and can work indepenGHQWO\7KHSRVLWLRQLVIRUĂ H[LEOHKRXUVSHUZHHN including closing some evenings and rotating Saturday hours. High school diploma or equivalent, library and/ or computer maintenance experience a plus. Starting wage based upon experience. A complete job description is available. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to library@fredericlibrary.org or mail it to P.O. Box 700, Frederic WI 54837 by April 5.

&RPSXWHUFODVVHVDQGWHFKKHOSDYDLODEOH The library now offers basic computer classes Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Seats are limited, so please register to assure you a space. Drop-in help also continues as time and staff are available. If you have questions about terminology, Internet, e-mail, Facebook, using e-readers or anything else computer-related, ask your friendly librarians for help. 6WRU\WLPHHYHU\:HGQHVGD\PRUQLQJ We offer story time for preschoolers and their caregivHUVHDFK:HGQHVGD\PRUQLQJDWDPZLWKERRNV

and music and activities. Come and be part of the energy.

<RXUIRRGVKHOIFRQWULEXWLRQVDUHGRXEOHGLQ$SULO During April, be sure to bring in some food items or PDNHDĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOGRQDWLRQWR)DPLO\3DWKZD\VZKHQ\RX visit the library. The local food shelf is participating in the spring Feinstein Foundation Challenge, and your food or monetary donations all count toward dollar-fordollar matching funds coming back to our community. )UHHZLUHOHVVDWWKHOLEUDU\ If you have a laptop with a wireless card, bring it to the library to use the free wireless Internet access. Cozy chairs and hot coffee are waiting for you. +RZWRNQRZZKDWZHNQRZ Find us on Facebook at Frederic Public Library. The Web site is fredericlibrary.org. E-mail us at library@fredericlibrary.org. Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. W., 715-327-4979. Library hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Story time IRUSUHVFKRROHUVLVKHOGHYHU\:HGQHVGD\DWDP

St. Croix Falls Public Library $SULOLV3RHWU\0RQWK Celebrate with readings from LaMoine MacLaughlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Secrets from the Wingsâ&#x20AC;? Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m. ,QWURWR$PHULFDQ6LJQ/DQJXDJH 0RQGD\VDQG:HGQHVGD\VLQ$SULOSP5HJLVter online, in person or by phone, 715-483-1777. /LWWOH<RJDLVEDFN Julie Karsky and story-time librarian Cole. Mondays in April beginning April 8. (DUO\2XW)ULGD\V Spend early-release afternoons at the library. Games galore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; learn to play chess, challenge friends to a board game, or play the Wii. Kids 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 2-4 p.m. on April 5 and May 3. 6WXGHQW6XQGD\VDWWKHOLEUDU\ Study for the ACT on April 7, 3-8 p.m. This special Sunday event is sponsored by Papa Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza.

&RPPXQLW\&ROODERUDWLRQ Comic and Graphic Arts Cookbook â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is still time to contribute. With grant support from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the library presents community-submitted artwork and recipes on display through the end of the summer. Look for the cookbook in 2014. The art show is now on display in the library. &RPSXWHUTXHVWLRQV" One-on-one computer help Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Call to schedule your appointment, 715483-1777. $IWHU6FKRRO:HGQHVGD\V Computers, clubs, friends, fun. Kids age 8-plus. Meet friends, get homework help and hang out at the library every Wednesday, Sept.-June. Take bus No. 9 down to the library on Wednesday afternoons with a note from your parent or guardian. )UHHWXWRULQJ Free tutoring for all levels (K-12) available on After School Wednesdays. Brittany is a licensed teacher with a strong background in upper-level science, biology

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3KRWRVIRUD3XUSRVH This event is organized by the fundraising committee for the library building project. Kreative Prints for U and Kirsten Anne Photography will be at the library on Friday, April 19, Friday April 26, and Saturday, April 27,

&UHDWHDQG&RQQHFW This program is held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and is an all-ages art and social night. A great night for the whole family to choose stories together, to exercise creative energies and to maybe even hear a story or two.

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-RLQWKH)ULHQGVRIWKH0LOOWRZQ/LEUDU\ The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11, DWSP$Q\RQHFDQEHDPHPEHUDQGFDQKHOSLQ many ways.

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Luck Elementary students recreate iconic mustache ads by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The milk carton castle is about the size of a Trump Hotel bathtub. Made of 496 empty, washed-out cartons, it illustrates in one art project how much milk the school district consumed just on one day, Friday, March 1. The castle is just one example of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to encourage students to embrace and develop healthy living habits at an early age, but just the tip of the iceberg, DVWKHGLVWULFWFRQWLQXHVWRĂ&#x20AC;QGQHZDQG creative ways to celebrate healthy living, as part of a Carol White Physical Education Program grant the district received recently. That PEP grant is designed to help students meet state physical education standards â&#x20AC;&#x153; ... by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition.â&#x20AC;? The grant has led to a cutting-edge development of physical education programs, equipment purchases, communitywide open house activity events and now, a unique elementary school program that plays on the iconic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Milk Mustacheâ&#x20AC;? advertising campaign the milk industry developed over the years. Using a â&#x20AC;&#x153;green screenâ&#x20AC;? photo program similar to what TV meteorologists use for interactive maps, Luck physical and health education teacher Megan Challoner developed a program where every one of the kindergarten through sixthgrade students had their pictures taken wearing a fake â&#x20AC;&#x153;milk mustacheâ&#x20AC;? while standing before a green screen. She then inserted that photo into a scene that each student picked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was something like 238 kids who had their pictures taken,â&#x20AC;? Luck School District Administrator Rick Palmer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She really put some serious hours and effort into this!â&#x20AC;? The mustache photos of each of the kids were then overlaid into their personal scenes, some of them in teams, as the mustachioed kids posed and acted with props in scenes that ranged from space to Disneyland to underwater and castles,

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Visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame ... from the classroom FREDERIC - â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best way to predict your future is to create your future,â&#x20AC;? stated Hall of Famer Chris Doleman who spoke to Frederic High School and several other schools via ITV on Thursday, March 14. His message got through to many of the students while relating to ongoing issues and answering many of their questions. Doleman attended the University of Pittsburgh, but his plans changed when KHZDVFKRVHQLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWGUDIWE\WKH0LQnesota Vikings in 1985. He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a plan for life, life has a plan for you.â&#x20AC;? Being a rookie, he took notes on everything. His planning for a game started on a Thursday before the game and it consisted of plenty of sleep and focus, even when at home - they would usually stay in hotels. Doleman said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mental mojo lies in music and does not include rap.â&#x20AC;? He is very accomplished in playing professional football. He made it to the Pro Bowl eight times, with highly impressive overall stats, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doleman has had many great coaches including Bud Grant and Bill Walsh. Throughout his experience, he stayed very humble, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m more interested in being a great person rather than being a great football player.â&#x20AC;? He is a very successful person in all aspects of life. Although he is so accomplished, he also spoke of relatable struggles in life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are going to get problems one after the other. The important thing is how you deal with it,â&#x20AC;? he said. He relies on spiritual things, family and friends. Doleman spoke of temptation and the impact of actions on others. Temptation is present, especially during high school, and it all comes down to knowing what you want to do with your life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are what you repeatedly do.â&#x20AC;? If your friends are

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into something very different from you with much involvement in their lives, you may drift apart more easily. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do the right thing and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about what other people are doing.â&#x20AC;? Doleman spoke of how things come and go but, in the end, you are in charge of yourself and do what you want so â&#x20AC;&#x153;set your sights on somethingâ&#x20AC;? and then work until you reach it. As a young boy, Dolemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents told him that once he started something, he needed to complete it. He started football and completed it season after season. He said he was lucky to have the friends that he did because they liked to do the same things and football was important in their lives. He took advantage of opportunities, and will tell everyone else to, because you only live once. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time waits for no one; it will pass you by.â&#x20AC;? Hard work will pay off but he advises, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand something, you need to reach out to that adult or person that will be honest with you.â&#x20AC;? There is always room for improvement and there is nothing wrong with asking others for help. Doleman is a successful Hall of Famer who has remained humble throughout his entire experience, believing in trust, respect and fairness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You always judge by what you give, not by what you receive.â&#x20AC;? FHS had a great experience and is very grateful for being able to listen to Doleman speak. He encouraged all to see what they could do. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with information from Kelly Hopkins, teacher, Frederic High School /()7 )UHGHULF +LJK 6FKRRO VWXGHQWV OLV WHQHG DWWHQWLYHO\ DQG DVNHG PDQ\ TXHVWLRQV GXULQJDQ,79LQWHUYLHZZLWKSURIRRWEDOO+DOORI )DPHU&KULV'ROHPDQz3KRWRVVXEPLWWHG

Helping others the fun way Lions Clubs are always open to new members by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer POLK, BURNETT COUNTIES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Serving the greater community, raising funds for worthwhile causes, and having a great time are three things that make life both meaningful and enjoyable, and Lions Club members know this from experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to do something good for your community,â&#x20AC;? said Lion Tam Howie of Luck, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is for you. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such an interesting cross section of people that are involved, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good opportunity to meet a lot of nice people dedicated to helping their community. You get selfsatisfaction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you feel good about it.â&#x20AC;? Howie is zone chair for the Lions Clubs at Danbury, Frederic, Grantsburg, Luck, Siren and Webster. Each is open to new members, said Howie, and you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to be asked to join. You can just contact someone who is involved with Lions, or call the contact listed below for your community. Preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017, Lions Club International consists of nearly 1.5 million people in more than 200 countries around the globe. While members can get involved on the state, national or even international level as much as they want, it is at the local level that things happen. Opportunities for involvement include HYHU\WKLQJIURPEXLOGLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJSLHUVWR hosting Easter egg hunts to sponsoring diabetes awareness programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the popular projects with a lot of the clubs in the area is building wheelchair ramps,â&#x20AC;? said Tim VanMeter, incoming president at Luck. Chuck Awe, president of the Siren Lions Club, agreed with VanMeter, adding that his club has built more than 50 ramps over the years. Nearly every club, said VanMeter, raises funds for a scholarship for a gradu-

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you.â&#x20AC;? Howie joined the Lions Club when he came to this area 20 years ago, but had previously been involved in several other civic organizations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This one has, by far, been best for me,â&#x20AC;? he said. Much of the good done by local Lions clubs goes unheralded, according to Howie, because members believe it is up to those who are served whether or not to share their story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do a lot of things IRUSHRSOHDQGZHNHHSLWFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWLDOÂľ he said. Years ago, for example, the local Lions provided a hearing device to a student who experienced â&#x20AC;&#x153;scrambledâ&#x20AC;? hearing. This student was able to attend a technical college after graduating from high school, and is now employed in this area. Assisting people who are hearing- or sight-impaired is one of the main focuses of the Lions Club, which supplies hearing aids and eyeglasses locally, nationally and internationally. One local Lion, Todd Taubman, regularly drives a load of

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eyeglasses to the Mexican border, giving them to a contact person who sees they are distributed as needed. In the past, said Howie, Lions Club members have taken the glasses right into Mexico, but it is too dangerous to do that right now. Internationally, Lions Clubs have banded together to eradicate measles and blindness. They also raise funds to help victims of natural catastrophes, including the earthquakes and tsunamis of recent years. Fundraisers include pancake breakfasts, yard sales, food booths, VRIWEDOOWRXUQDPHQWVELQJRUDIĂ HVDQG chicken, rib, and sweet corn feeds. Working together at fundraisers and on projects, agreed VanMeter, Howie and Awe, is among the most rewarding experiences of being a Lion. Membership crosses all economic and social lines, bringing together a wide variety of talents and personalities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can talk with someone for an hour,â&#x20AC;? said VanMeter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but if you work with them building a ramp or grilling brats, you can really get to know them. Most clubs meet once a month for an hour or so, said Howie, and some meet twice a month. The meetings include a review of upcoming events, requests for assistance, and just some camaraderie and fun. Dues vary from club to club, and you must be 18 years old to join. Most clubs are open to women, and many of the activities involve the whole family. Religion and politics, said past District Gov. Jerry Spies, are kept out of the picture. For information on becoming a Lion, contact the membership chairperson in \RXUDUHD'DQEXU\FKDLUSHUVRQLV.ODXV Neider at 715-244-3403; Frederic is Jim Meyer at 715-327-8972; Grantsburg is Bruce Benedict at 715-463-2459; Luck is Tom Levi at 715-472-4400; Siren is Les Lindquist at 715-349-5301; and Webster is Norm Bickford at 715-866-7151.


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&DQG\IODYRUHGPHGLFLQH One of Zoeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite activities is attending the Epilepsy Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Camp Oz in Hudson in June, which is a camp for children with seizures and epilepsy. While Zoey is quick to mention the lack of parents, homework and teachers, she also thought it was pretty amazing when she was outside. ´$EXWWHUĂ \ODQGHGRQPHÂľ=RH\VDLGH\HEURZVULVing up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was a monarch.â&#x20AC;? While she liked the games, activities, critters, friendships and camping freedom, she also made her mark with a certain noted celebrity, known for having his own battles with seizures. University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill and his wife, Rebecca, made a visit with the kids last June, where the coach told the kids he is â&#x20AC;&#x153;just like you,â&#x20AC;? as he signed photos, chatted with and held a discussion with over 100 of the kids between the ages of 9 and 17. It is also where Zoey made her mark, as evidenced in a promotional video shot that day, with Kill asking the kids what they want to be or do when they grow up. Many of the children said they wanted to be actors, princesses, teachers or the like, but Zoey had a message that hit home with the coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make it so medicine tastes like candy or something!â&#x20AC;? Zoey exclaimed to light laughter and a stunned crowd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well that would be good, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it?â&#x20AC;? Kill said with a big, genuine cartoon smile in the video, which was used not only by the camp and the foundation, but even as a Gopher promotional tool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you could get medicine to taste like candy, well, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all gonna be happy!â&#x20AC;? 0D\EH=RH\¡VRQWRVRPHWKLQJFDQG\Ă DYRUHGPHGLcine isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that far off. After all, Zoey Marin Bemis will turn 12 years old in a few weeks ... and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be 8 years old on her hemibirthday.

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Please Note...Important Notice You Will Lose Title To Your Property If These Taxes Are Not Paid On Or Before June 3, 2013 TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2013-2, on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 18, 2013, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings in rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court on March 18, 2013. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax liens has been posted in

the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 3, 2013, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 3, 2013, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen, Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY: 2013 - 2 - Case No. 13CV 126 Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through in rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition, and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.

WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached â&#x20AC;&#x153;List of Tax Liensâ&#x20AC;? in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all claims whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this 14th day of March, 2013. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210 Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

List Of Tax Liens Of Polk County Being Foreclosed By Proceeding In Rem 2013-2 STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. NO.

DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

001

Town of Alden 002-00477-0000 Lot 4 CSM 220 V1 Pg 223 Loc in NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 18 T32 R17

002

Town of Alden 002-00503-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 19 T32 R17 V551 Pg 157

003

004

005

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

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

2009 SC 2009

298.71 165.00

35

12% Annually

Owner: Laura A. Klein Mortgage Holder: MERS as nominee for Rescue Mortgage Inc. Other Interests: James M. Klein Liens/Judgments: Novitzke Gust Sempf & Whitley

2009 SC 2009

83.63 165.00

37

12% Annually

Town of Alden Owner: Norman E. Rosenkranz 002-00793-0300 Land Contract Holder: Lot 3 CSM 3980 V18 Ausen Farms Inc. Pg 10 Loc NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 30 T32 R17

2009 SC 2009

737.84 165.00

66

12% Annually

Town of Alden 002-01231-0100 S 200â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the N 655â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the W 333â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 12 T32 R18

Owner: Norman E. Rosenkranz

2009 SC 2009

Town of Georgetown 026-00323-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 8 T35 R16 exc pcl desc in V233 Pg 585

Owner: Norman E. Rosenkranz

2009 SC 2009

195.44 165.00

945.79 165.00

83

1260

NO.

DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

016

Town of Balsam Lake 006-00753-0000 SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 27 T34 R17

Owners: Raymond J. & Carol Ann Tourville 2009 Mortgage Holder: Citifinancial Inc. SC 2009 Liens/Judgments: Ladd Memorial Hospital

1,063.93 165.00

308

12% Annually

017

Town of Balsam Lake 006-00928-0000 Lot 6 CSM 1867 V9 Pg 14 Sec 31 T34 R17

Owner: Teresa K. Hannah 2009 Mortgage Holders: SC 2009 Lehman Brothers Bank FSB Lexington National Insurance Corporation Liens/Judgments: Discover Bank Capital One Bank The RiverBank Livingston Financial Discover Bank

1,355.98 165.00

328

12% Annually

018

Town of Balsam Lake 006-01042-0000 E 14 Rds of W 31 Rds of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 35 T34 R17

Owner: Laura L. Goodwin 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Forrest G. & Mary G. Clark Liens/Judgments: AER Development Group Rural American Bank - Luck Kemper Independence Insurance Company

662.15 165.00

333

12% Annually

019

Town of Balsam Lake 006-01078-0000 SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 35 T34 R17 exc Lot 2 CSM 4456 V20 Pg 8

Owner: Steven A. Swager Mortgage Holder: Schanon Mortgage Inc. Liens/Judgments: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

1,306.26 165.00

343

12% Annually

020

Town of Beaver 008-00287-0000 Lot 4 CSM 5674 V25 Pg 151 Loc Gov Lot 4 Sec 12 T34 R15

Owner: Hanson Management Liens/Judgments: State of Wisconsin Owen R. Williams

2009 SC 2009

4,330.56 165.00

386

12% Annually

021

Town of Beaver Owner: Gregory A. Leisz 008-00638-0000 NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 24 T34 R15 exc N 450â&#x20AC;&#x2122; thereof

2009 SC 2009

1,376.48 165.00

426

12% Annually

022

Town of Black Brook 010-00156-0400 Lot 4 CSM 4884 V21 Pg 211 Loc Gov Lot 5 Sec 6 T32 R16

Owner: Arthur O. Groth Liens/Judgments: WESTconsin Credit Union Central Prairie Financial LLC Midland Funding Frontier Ag & Turf

2009 SC 2009

100.69 165.00

473

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

006

Town of Georgetown Owner: Norman E. Rosenkranz 026-00327-0000 SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 8 T35 R16

2009 SC 2009

1,295.63 165.00

1261

12% Annually

007

Town of Alden 002-00943-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 1 T32 R18 desc in V501/203

Owners: Jarrod D. Parr Mortgage Holder: Independence State Bank

2009 SC 2009

2,717.40 165.00

69

12% Annually

008

Town of Alden 002-01731-0000 Pt SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 27 T32 R18

Owner: Mitchell R. Erickson Land Contract Holders: Rural American Bank - Luck Liens/Judgments: Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue

2009 SC 2009

464.93 165.00

113

12% Annually

009

Town of Apple River 004-00056-0000 Pt SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 2 T34 R16 desc in CSM 359 V2 Pg 88

Owners: James M. Jr. & Lori A. Duncan Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank Other Interests: James M. Sr. & JoAnn D. Duncan

2009 SC 2009

488.44 165.00

148

12% Annually

023

Town of Black Brook 010-00683-0100 Lot 1 CSM 4506 V20 Pg 58 Loc NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 27 T32 R16

Owner: Raymond G. & Linda J. Sislo Mortgage Holder: Nationstar Mortgage LLC Alternative Mortgage Options Inc.

2009 SC 2009

327.35 165.00

508

12% Annually

010

Town of Apple River 004-00057-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 2 T34 R16

Owners: James M. Jr. & Lori A. Duncan Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank Other Interests: James M. Sr. & JoAnn D. Duncan

2009 SC 2009

1,713.42 165.00

149

12% Annually

024

Town of Bone Lake 012-00134-0000 NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 8 T36 R16 exc pcl 393â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 426â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Owners: Terry L. & Kimberly R. Brenizer 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Associates Industrial Loan Company Liens/Judgments: Polk County, Wisconsin

217.35 165.00

559

12% Annually

011

Town of Apple River 004-00398-0000 Pt SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 & Pt NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 12 T34N R16W

Owner: Laurie Sabata Mortgage Holders: Polk County Wisconsin Bremer Bank National Association

2009 SC 2009

431.17 165.00

170

12% Annually 025

Town of Bone Lake 012-00135-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 8 T36 R16 (393â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 426â&#x20AC;&#x2122;)

Owners: Terry L. & Kimberly R. Brenizer 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Associates Industrial Loan Company Liens/Judgments: Polk County, Wisconsin

1,383.09 165.00

560

12% Annually

Town of Apple River 004-00634-0000 W 580â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 23 T34 R16

Owners: Gary S. & Susan K. Reuter

2009 SC 2009

2,379.72 165.00

199

026

2009 SC 2009

644.13 165.00

584

12% Annually

Town of Apple River Owner: Carmen J. Benitez 004-00642-0000 NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 23 T34 R16 exc Lot 1 of CSM 5370 V24 Pg 55

2009 SC 2009

1,876.15 165.00

202

Town of Bone Lake Owner: Thomas R. Warden 012-00431-0000 Lot 6 CSM 554 V3 Pg 46 Loc in SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Gov Lot 3 & 4 Sec 20 T36 R16

027

620

12% Annually

595

12% Annually

Owner: Susan J. Peterson Liens/Judgments: State of Wisconsin Estate Recovery Program Cottonwood Financial Wisconsin Hill Top Excavating

2009 SC 2009

Owner: Mark R. Holmgren & 2008 Patricia L. Lawrence SC 2008 Mortgage Holder: 2009 Thomas D. Rogers & Margaret A. Rogers Liens/Judgments: Diagnostic Radiology Associates

987.85 165.00 1,392.43

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

Town of Bone Lake 012-00645-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 27 T36 R16 exc Hwy ROW desc in V967 Pg 529

12% Annually

2009 SC 2009

Owner: Lawrence I. & Renea S. Miller Mortgage Holder: Polk County, Wisconsin Liens/Judgments: Americredit Financial Services Inc. Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court

596

Owner: Susan J. Peterson Liens/Judgments: State of Wisconsin Estate Recovery Program Cottonwood Financial Wisconsin Hill Top Excavating

Town of Bone Lake 012-00696-0000 Lot 2 CSM 3344 V15 Pg 111 Loc in SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 28 T36 R16

012

013

014

015

Town of Apple River 004-00808-0000 Pt SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 29 T34 R16

563.21 165.00

238

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

028 352.69 165.00

241

12% Annually

580371 33-35L 24a,d WNAXLP

2009 SC 2009

193.76 165.00

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Please Note...Important Notice You Will Lose Title To Your Property If These Taxes Are Not Paid On Or Before June 3, 2013 TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2013-3, on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 18, 2013, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings in rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court on March 18, 2013. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax liens has been posted in

the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 3, 2013, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 3, 2013, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen, Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY: 2013 - 3 - Case No. 13CV 127 Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through in rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition, and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.

WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached â&#x20AC;&#x153;List of Tax Liensâ&#x20AC;? in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all clai ms whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this 14th day of March, 2013. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210 Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

List Of Tax Liens Of Polk County Being Foreclosed By Proceeding In Rem 2013-3 STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. NO.

DESCRIPTION

001

Town of Clam Falls 014-00370-2000 Lot 2 CSM 5412 V24 Pg 97, a div of Lot 2 CSM 4648 V20 Pg 200 Sec 17 T37 R16

002

003

004

005

006

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO.

DESCRIPTION

Owner: Seven Pines LLC Land Contract Holder: Leland Gohlike Mortgage Holder: Glenn Mortenson Liens/Judgments: Ryan M. Benson Lakes Gas Company Dept. of Workforce Development Dept. of Treasury - IRS

2009 SC 2009

8,816.93 165.00

703

12% Annually

014

Town of Clear Lake 018-00265-0000 Lot 2 CSM 5505 V24 Pg 190 Loc in E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 13 T32 R15

Owner: Garry A. Hollister Mortgage Holder: Farmers Home Administration Liens/Judgments: Gerry Black

015

Owners: Seven Pines LLC Land Contract Holder: Leland Gohlike Mortgage Holder: Glenn Mortenson Liens/Judgments: Ryan M. Benson Lakes Gas Company WI Dept. of Workforce Development Dept. of Treasury - IRS

2009 SC 2009

Town of Clam Falls 014-00470-0000 W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Sec 22 T37 R16

Owners: Gary & Marilyn Sederlund Mortgage Holder: Beneficial Wisconsin Inc Liens/Judgements: Marshfield Clinic

2009 SC 2009

Town of Clam Falls 014-00955-0000 Lots 9 and 10 First Addition to Clam Falls Sec 13 T37 R16

Owner: Gary G. Wenthe Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank NA ND

2009 SC 2009

Town of Clam Falls 014-01063-0000 Lot 3 Plat of Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clam Falls Park Addition Sec 13 T37 R16

Owners: Gary C. Kendrick & Daniel J. Ziebell

Town of Clam Falls 014-01071-0000 Lot 11 Plat of Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clam Falls Park Addition Sec 13 T37 R16

Owners: Louise & Grace Cervantez

Town of Clam Falls 014-00370-2021 Lot 21 CSM 5412 V24 Pg 97, a div of Lot 2 CSM 4648 V20 Pg 200 Sec 17 T37 R16

2009 SC 2009

2009

1,871.49 165.00

565.72 165.00

845.63 165.00

460.20 165.00

898.99

704

717

739

743

744

INT. RATE

2008 SC 2008 2009

2,334.28 165.00 3,383.80

814

12% Annually

847

12% Annually

Town of Clear Lake 018-00321-0000 NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 16 T32 R15

Owner: Greg E. Dodge 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Citifinancial Inc. Liens/Judgments: Dept. of Treasury - IRS

447.77 165.00

850

12% Annually

016

Town of Clear Lake 018-00322-0000 NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 16 T32 R15

Owner: Greg E. Dodge 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Citifinancial Inc. Liens/Judgments: Dept. of Treasury - IRS

1,145.83 165.00

851

12% Annually

017

Town of Clear Lake 018-00330-0000 SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 16 T32 R15

Owner: Greg E. Dodge 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Citifinancial Inc. Liens/Judgments: Dept. of Treasury - IRS

2,198.23 165.00

854

12% Annually

018

Town of Eureka 020-01081-0000 Lot 5 CSM 3741 V17 Pg 4 Loc in NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 11 T35 R19

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

2009 SC 2009

956.12 165.00

994

12% Annually

019

Town of Farmington 022-00211-0000 NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 9 T32 R19

Owner: Gary L. Cottor Land Contract Holder: Robert & Myrna Cotter Liens/Judgments: Capital One FSB

2009

1,557.40

1033

12% Annually

020

Town of Farmington 022-00535-0100 Lot 1 CSM 3473 V15 Pg 240 Loc in NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 22 T32 R19

Owner: Gary L. Cottor Liens/Judgments: Capital One FSB

2009 SC 2009

2,214.01 165.00

1045

12% Annually

021

Town of Farmington 022-00779-0600 Lot 6 CSM 4447 V19 Pg 228 a div of Lots 2 & 3 CSM 1870 V9 Pg 17 Sec 35 T32 R19

Owners: Phillip & Pamela Collova Mortgage Holder: First National Bank of New Richmond

2009 SC 2009

490.16 165.00

1064

12% Annually

022

Town of Farmington 022-01111-0000 Pt Lot 1 CSM 0360 V2 Pg 89 Loc in N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 34 T33 R 19 desc V406 Pg 552 & N 127â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of pcl desc V394 Pg 515 & V494 Pg 737

Owners: Arlan G & Aziza Hanson 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Central Bank Liens/Judgments: WI Dept. of Revenue Dept. of Workforce Development Central Bank Operating Engineers Local #49 Hlth and Wellfair Fund AnchorBank FSB JH Larson Electrical Company Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

1,703.32 165.00

1080

12% Annually

023

Town of Farmington 022-01114-0000 Pt Lot 1 CSM 0360 V2 Pg 89 Loc in SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 34 T33 R19 as desc V558 pg 202

Owners: Arlan G. & Aziza Hanson 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Central Bank Liens/Judgments: WI Dept. of Revenue Dept. of Workforce Development Central Bank Operating Engineers Local #49 Hlth and Wellfair Fund AnchorBank FSB JH Larson Electrical Company Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

277.76 165.00

1082

12% Annually

024

Town of Farmington 022-01165-0000 Lot 4 Country Village Plat Sec 18 T32 R18

Owners: Bradley J. & Diane I. Robinson 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 Associates Financial Services Co. Liens/Judgments: Cumberland Memorial Hospital Capital One Bank USA Polk County Child Support Agency

1,032.73 165.00

1085

12% Annually

025

Town of Garfield 024-00669-0000 SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 32 T33 R17 exc Lots 1, 2 & 3 CSM 4532 V20 Pg 84

Owner: Stephen T. Eggen Mortgage Holder: Firstar Bank NA Liens/Judgments: WI Dept. of Revenue Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

2009 SC 2009

117.95 165.00

1185

12% Annually

026

Town of Georgetown 026-00030-0000 NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 2 T35 R16

Owners: Duane K. & Mary K. Strenke Mortgage Holder: Loan Resolutions Holdings No 1 LLC

2009 SC 2009

610.95 165.00

1240

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

190.06 165.00

784

12% Annually

008

Town of Clayton 016-00762-0100 Lot 1 CSM 4380 V19 Pg 161 Loc Gov Lot 2 Sec 31 T33 R15

Owners: Arthur W. & Zara Renander Mortgage Holders: Michael D. & Cynthia A. Jensen Gwin Family Trust U/A

2009 SC 2009

348.42 165.00

805

12% Annually

009

Town of Clayton 016-00762-0200 Lot 2 CSM 4380 V19 Pg 161 Loc Gov Lot 2 Sec 31 T33 R15

Owners: Arthur W. & Zara Renander Mortgage Holders: Michael D. & Cynthia A. Jensen Gwin Family Trust U/A

2009 SC 2009

342.36 165.00

806

12% Annually

010

Town of Clayton 016-00762-0300 Lot 3 CSM 4380 V19 Pg 161 Loc Gov Lot 2 Sec 31 T33 R15

Owners: Arthur W. & Zara Renander Mortgage Holders: Michael D. & Cynthia A. Jensen Gwin Family Trust U/A

2009 SC 2009

465.91 165.00

807

12% Annually

011

Town of Clayton 016-00899-0000 W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 36 T33 R15

Owner: Judith R. Kingsbury Mortgage Holders: Bank One NA Citifinancial Inc.

2009

426.33

820

12% Annually

012

Town of Clear Lake 018-00239-0000 Pt of N 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec 11 T32 R15 as desc in V781 Pg 619

Owners: Daniel A. & Jeanine J. Vadnais 2009 Land Contract Holder: SC 2009 Joann Gunderson (Pahlow) Liens/Judgments: WI Dept. of Revenue Country Comfort Dental Arts Capital One Bank Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

746.03 165.00

840

12% Annually

Owner: Daniel A. & Jeanine J. Vadnais Liens/Judgments: St. of Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue Country Comfort Dental Arts Capital One Bank Dept. of Treasury - IRS

771.76 165.00

1576

CERT.#

12% Annually

2009 SC 2009

2009 SC 2009

AMT. TAX

12% Annually

Town of Clayton Owners: Dale & Catherine Stepan 016-00505-0100 Mortgage Holder: E 880â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Bremer Bank NA NW 1/4 Sec 22 T33 R15

Town of Lincoln 032-00533-0000 Pt of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 21 T33 R 16 as desc in V824 Pg 496

YEAR TAX

12% Annually

007

013

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

12% Annually

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POLK COUNTY TAX LIENS 2013-2 (Continued From Page 19) NO.

DESCRIPTION

029

Town of Bone Lake 012-00755-0000 Pt SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 30 T36 R16 desc V774 Pg 657

030

031

032

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO.

DESCRIPTION

2009 SC 2009

1,303.73 165.00

610

12% Annually

033

Town of Sterling 046-01497-0000 Lot 4 Plat of Sunny Acres Sec 33 T36 R19

034 Town of Laketown Owner: Ronald R. Blair 030-00613-0000 Mortgage Holder: SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 25 U.S. Bank, NA ND T36 R18 exc W 10 rds of S 16 rds & exc V284/145 for Hwy

2009 SC 2009

2,789.34 165.00

1473

12% Annually

Town of Sterling Owner: Ronald R. Blair 046-00570-0000 Mortgage Holder: Pcl in Gov Lot 3 Sec 23 U.S. Bank, NA ND T36 R19 desc V326 Pg 198

2009 SC 2009

Town of Sterling Owner: Ronald R. Blair 046-00901-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 36 T36 R19 desc in V827 Pg 432

2009 SA 2009 DC 2009 SC 2009

Owners: Ronald R. Blair Mortgage Holder: Community Bank of Cameron-Grantsburg

4,204.87 165.00

2193

918.22 402.77 328.60 165.00

2221

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

Owner: Ronald R. Blair

2009 SC 2009

1,604.44 165.00

2237

12% Annually

Town of Sterling 046-01498-0000 Lot 5 Plat of Sunny Acres Sec 33 T36 R19

Owner: Ronald R. Blair

2009 SC 2009

447.86 165.00

2238

12% Annually

035

Town of Sterling 046-01499-0000 Lot 6 Plat of Sunny Acres Sec 33 T36 R19

Owner: Ronald R. Blair

2009 SC 2009

447.86 165.00

2239

12% Annually

036

Town of Bone Lake Owners: Jon N. Larsen & 012-00944-0000 Patricia J. Riley Lot 3 CSM 570 V3 Pg 62 being pt of W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 36 T36 R16

2009 SC 2009

533.57 165.00

632

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually 12% Annually 12% Annually

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DESCRIPTION

027

Town of Georgetown 026-00205-0000 Lot 1 CSM 0072 V1 Pg 73 Loc in Gov Lot 4 Sec 6 T35 R16

028

029

030

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO.

DESCRIPTION

Owner: Anthony I. Forster Mortgage Holder: Sterling Bank

2009 SC 2009

36.58 165.00

1252

12% Annually

031

Town of West Sweden 048-00412-0000 NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 17 T37 R17

032 Town of Georgetown 026-00223-0000 Lot 1 CSM 1391 V6 Pg 207 Loc in Gov Lot 1 Sec 7 T35 R16

Owner: Anthony I. Forster dba A & A Investments Mortgage Holder: Sterling Bank

2009 SC 2009

91.65 165.00

1253

12% Annually

Town of Milltown 040-00183-0000 NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 7 T35 R17

Owner: Anthony I. Forster Mortgage Holder: Sterling Bank Liens/Judgments: Bobbye Svitak Cumberland Memorial Hospital Dept. of Workforce Development Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

2009 SC 2009

94.63 165.00

1849

12% Annually

Owner: Anthony I. Forster Mortgage Holder: Sterling Bank Liens/Judgments: Bobbye Svitak Cumberland Memorial Hospital Dept. of Workforce Development Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

2009 SC 2009

Town of Milltown 040-00187-0000 SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 7 T35 R17 exc parcels in V279 Pg 219 and in V534 Pg 78

800.73 165.00

1850

12% Annually

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

Owner: Anthony I. Forster Living Trust

2009 SC 2009

347.47 165.00

2263

12% Annually

Village of Milltown 151-00065-0000 S 28.4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3 Blk A First Add of the Village of Milltown

Owners: Anthony I. & Annabelle M. Forster

2009 SC 2009

26.13 165.00

2588

12% Annually

033

Village of Milltown 151-00073-0000 Lot 5 Block B First Add to the Village of Milltown

Owner: Anthony I. Forster, Trustee of the Anthony Michael Forster Special Needs Trust or Successor Trustees

2009 SC 2009

68.28 165.00

2589

12% Annually

034

Town of Georgetown 026-00256-0000 Pt of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 8 T35 R16 as desc in V650 Pg 742

Owner: Ronald G. Wilkins

2009 SC 2009

539.00 165.00

1256

12% Annually

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FOR LUNCH???

LOCATION

Menu

APRIL 8 - APRIL 12

MONDAY

TUESDAY BREAKFAST

FREDERIC

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

GRANTSBURG

Combo bar.

WEDNESDAY Cinni-mini.

BREAKFAST

THURSDAY

FRIDAY BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST Bagel and PBJ. LUNCH Cheeseburger, french fries, fresh fruit OR tuna salad.

LUNCH Pizza, baby carrots, dip OR ham salad.

Pancakes.

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

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

LUNCH Cheeseburger w/fixings, french fries, baked beans, pudding, fresh fruit.

LUNCH Tacos or enchiladas, baked wholegrain rice, refried beans, mixed vegetables, pineapple tidbits.

LUNCH Macaroni & cheese, fish nuggets, corn, salad, sliced peaches.

LUNCH Grilled cheese, tomato soup, crackers, fresh veggies, dip, pickle spear, fresh pear.

LUNCH Grilled chicken burger with fixings, potato salad, chips, vegetable medley, applesauce.

LUCK

BREAKFAST Waffles, sausage. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Salisbury steak with noodles OR yogurt, bread stick, steamed corn, salad greens, applesauce, melon.

BREAKFAST Yogurt parfait. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Breaded chicken strips OR ham/cheese on a bun, macaroni & cheese, steamed broccoli, salad greens, pears, oranges.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Cardinal burger bar OR turkey/cheese on a bun, french fries, steamed carrots, salad greens, mandarin oranges, banana.

BREAKFAST Egg/cheese muffin. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Sausage or cheese pizza OR ham/cheese on a bun, juice, green beans, salad greens, applesauce, melon.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon roll. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Hot dog OR PBJ sandwich, hash browns, baked beans, salad greens, peaches, watermelon.

SIREN

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed corn, lettuce salad, dinner roll, cinnamon apple slices. Alt.: Meatball sub.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza, juice and milk. LUNCH Beef and gravy over rice, steamed and assorted veggies, fruit cocktail, grapes. Alt.: Chicken fajita wrap.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Peanut butter & jelly with yogurt, carrots, celery, peas, applesauce, oranges. Alt.: Beef & cheese enchiladas.

BREAKFAST Pancake & sausage on a stick, juice and milk. LUNCH Soup & sandwich on a whole-grain bun, lettuce, tomato, assorted veggies, peas, pears, apples. Alt.: Brat.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Hot dog on a whole-grain bun, french fries, baked beans, assorted veggies, peaches, banana. Alt.: Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice.

ST. CROIX FALLS

BREAKFAST Cheese omelet, potatoes, 1 slice of toast. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, applesauce.

NO SCHOOL

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Baked potato bar, ham, cheese, broccoli, apricots. Alt.: Turkey croissant.

BREAKFAST Waffles & strawberries. LUNCH Hot ham & cheese, potato wedges, green beans, pears. Alt.: Egg salad sandwich.

BREAKFAST Egg & cheese muffin. LUNCH Hot dog, bun, baked chips, baked beans, peaches. Alt.: Fish wedge, bun.

UNITY

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

BREAKFAST French toast sticks. LUNCH Potato bowl, popcorn chicken, gravy, corn, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Yogurt parfait. LUNCH Barbecues, bun OR PBJ, baked beans, chips, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Belgian waffles. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, rice, asparagus, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Lumberjack. LUNCH Grilled chicken patty, baked potato with cheese sauce, veggies, fruit and milk.

WEBSTER

LUNCH Full salad bar OR chili, corn bread muffin with honey butter, coleslaw, pears, fresh fruit.

LUNCH Full salad bar OR black bean enchilada, salsa, salad OR baked chicken, sweet potato wedges, green beans, peaches, fresh fruit.

LUNCH Full salad bar OR breaded pork patty, whole-wheat bun, baked beans OR grilled cheese, tomato soup, salad, applesauce, fresh fruit.

LUNCH Pizza dippers, marinara sauce, salad, pineapple, fresh fruit.

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Please Note...Important Notice You Will Lose Title To Your Property If These Taxes Are Not Paid On Or Before June 3, 2013 TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2013-4, on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 18, 2013, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings in rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court on March 18, 2013. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax liens has been posted in

the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 3, 2013, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 3, 2013, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen, Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY: 2013 - 4 - Case No. 13CV 128 Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through in rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition, and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.

WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached â&#x20AC;&#x153;List of Tax Liensâ&#x20AC;? in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all clai ms whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this 14th day of March, 2013. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210 Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

List Of Tax Liens Of Polk County Being Foreclosed By Proceeding In Rem 2013-4 STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO.

DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

Town of Johnstown 028-00859-0000 N 210â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of W 240â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 34 T35 R15

Owners: Michael T. & Connie J. Minteer 2009 Liens/Judgments: SC 2009 Cumberland Clinic Lakeview Medical Center

956.95 165.00

1413

12% Annually

011

Town of Lincoln 032-00614-0000 SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 22 T33 R16

012 Town of Laketown 030-00026-0000 NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 1 T36 R18

Owners: James W. & Debra K. Mattson Mortgage Holders: Firstar Home Mortgage Corp Bank of America NA Liens/Judgments: Midland Funding LLC Precision Recovery Analytics Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC Main Street Acquisition Corp Capital One Bank USA Platinum Financial Services

2009 SC 2009

559.27 165.00

1420

12% Annually

Town of Laketown 030-00289-0000 Pcl of land in the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec 12 T36 R18 Desc in Doc 749498

Owner: Jeffrey A. Ayde Mortgage Holder: Central Bank Liens/Judgments: Adam C. Benson

2009 SC 2009

Town of Laketown 030-00863-0000 Pt S 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec 34 T36 R18 desc in V548 Pg 420 plus 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; strip adjacent to V565 Pg 348

Owner: Tony Lee Jenson Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank NA ND

2009 SC 2009

Town of Laketown Owner: Tony Lee Jenson 030-00864-0000 Mortgage Holder: SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 U.S. Bank NA ND Sec 34 T36 R18 exc pcl 363â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 1320â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and exc 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; strip

2009 SC 2009

006

Town of Laketown 030-00928-0000 Lot 8 Plat of Peterson & Nelson Shores Sec 4 T36 R18

Owner: Calvin Jacobson Liens/Judgments: Bank One National Association

2009 SC 2009

664.57 165.00

1507

12% Annually

007

Town Lincoln 032-00033-0000 N 164â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the S 539â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the W 390â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 2 T33 R16

Owners: William A. & 2009 Katherine L. Hanson SC 2009 Mortgage Holder: Conti Mortgage Corp. Liens/Judgments: Asset Acceptance Capital One Bank Capital One Bank Bayfield Financial Capital One Bank Country Pride Cooperative Port Valhalla Inc. Novitzke Gust & Gust Asset Acceptance Currahee Financial Target National Bank Unifund CCR Partners Lee J. Olson

667.03 165.00

1520

12% Annually

Town of Lincoln 032-00565-0100 Lot 1 CSM 3646 V16 Pg 159 loc in Gov Lot 1 Sec 21 T33 R16

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

2009 SC 2009

185.14 165.00

Town of Lincoln 032-00565-0120 Lot 3 CSM 3646 V16 Pg 159 loc in Gov Lot 1 Sec 21 T33 R16

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

2009 SC 2009

Owner: Steven K. Howell Mortgage Holder: F & M Bank - Wisconsin Liens/Judgments: Douglas K. Sarchet Vicki E. Main WESTconsin Credit Union Discover Bank Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

2009 SC 2009

NO.

DESCRIPTION

001

002

003

004

005

008

009

010

Town of Lincoln 032-00653-0000 S 148â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of E 502â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 23 T33 R16

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

524.47 165.00

1,959.73 165.00

505.66 165.00

56.11 165.00

448.22 165.00

1452

1492

1493

1580

1581

1590

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

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

2009 SC 2009

1,918.77 165.00

1585

12% Annually

Town of Lincoln 032-00615-0000 SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 22 T33 R16

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

2009 SC 2009

1,353.99 165.00

1586

12% Annually

013

Town of Lincoln 032-00791-0000 Lot 2 CSM 1488 V7 Pg 65 Sec 28 T33 R16

Owner: Barry E. Nielsen Other Interested Party: Occupant, 785 N. Bend St.

2008 2009

1,206.08 1,055.39

1502 1596

12% Annually 12% Annually

014

Town of Lincoln Owner: William E. Niemi 032-01048-0000 W 318â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 35 T33 R16 exc N 615â&#x20AC;&#x2122; thereof

2009 SC 2009

96.32 165.00

1614

12% Annually

015

Town of Lincoln 032-01664-0000 Lot 10 Plat of Rehmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Riverview Sec 4 T33 R16

Owner: Anthony A. Heintz Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank (now Royal Credit Union)

2009 SC 2009

1,402.92 165.00

1653

12% Annually

016

Town of Lorain 034-00712-0000 E 174â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of W 2247â&#x20AC;&#x2122;of the NE 1/4 exc N 1282â&#x20AC;&#x2122; thereof (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4) Sec 36 T37 R15

Owners: John T. & Cathleen F. Dziadus Land Contract Holder: J.D. Bergman Corporation

2009 SC 2009

13.21 165.00

1704

12% Annually

017

Town of Luck Owner: Scott A. Hackett 036-00159-0000 NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 7 T36 R17

2009

248.83

1717

12% Annually

018

Town of Luck 036-00558-0000 Lot 1 CSM 5378 V24 Pg 63 Sec 24 T36 R17

Owners: Shawn M. & Autumn M. Hutton 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 William & Christine Erickson Liens/Judgments: St. Croix Regional Medical Center Country Comfort

925.82 165.00

1741

12% Annually

019

Town of Luck 036-00912-0000 Lot 2 CSM 4792 V21 Pg 119 Sec 31 T36 R17 Loc in Lots 5, 6 & 7 Block 2 Jens S. Pedersenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Subdivision of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4

Owner: John R. Marsh Mortgage Holder: First Federal Capital Bank Liens/Judgments: Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue MRC Receivables Corporation Associated Bank NA Dept. of the Treasury - IRS

2009 SC 2009

265.40 165.00

1761

12% Annually

020

Town of McKinley 038-00015-0000 SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 1 T36 R15 exc Hwy

Owner: Gerald O. Evenson Mortgage Holder: AnchorBank fsb

2009 SC 2009

938.58 165.00

1762

12% Annually

021

Town of McKinley Owners: Donald C. & 038-00857-0000 Rebecca J. Seaquist Lot 2 Plat of Sunrise Roost Sec 10 T36 R15

2009 SC 2009

734.55 165.00

1826

12% Annually

022

Town of Milltown Owners: Christopher D. & 040-00329-0000 Michelle Madison Pt NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 12 T35 R17 desc V527 Pg 51

2009 SC 2009

240.22 165.00

1865

12% Annually

023

Town of Milltown 040-00447-0000 Lot 2 CSM 2193 V10 Pg 117 Loc in NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 16 T35 R17

Owner: Lon M. Scheele Mortgage Holder: S & C Bank (now RCU) Liens/Judgments: Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue

2009 SC 2009

2,422.45 165.00

1880

12% Annually

024

Village of Frederic 151-00079-0000 Lot 7 Block C First Addition to the Village of Milltown Sec 8 T35 R17

Owner: Lon M. Scheele Land Contract Holder: Polk County Bank (now RCU) Mortgage Holder: Polk County Bank (now RCU) Liens/Judgments: Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue

2009 SC 2009

822.57 165.00

2592

12% Annually

025

Town of Milltown Owner: Jeffry A. & Patricia A. McArdle 040-00923-0000 Lot B CSM 0244 V1 Pg 247 Loc in Gov Lot 2 Sec 27 T35 R17

2009 SC 2009

3,502.00 165.00

1901

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

580380 33-35L 24a,d WNAXLP

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month +LVWRU\RIWKH%OXH5LEERQ&DPSDLJQ

POLK COUNTY - The National Blue Ribbon Campaign began in Virginia in 1989 when a grandmother, Bonnie W. Finney, tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van to make people wonder. The story she told to inquisitive community members was a tragic story about the abuse of her grandchildren and ultimate brutal death of her grandson. This story demonstrates the effect that just one concerned citizen can have on raising public awareness of child abuse and in promoting prevention. Since Finney Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLHGWKDWEOXHULEERQWRKHUYDQDQWHQQDLQPLOlions of people across the country have participated in blue ribbon campaigns. Each year, more people join the effort by wearing blue ribbons, encouraging others to wear and display them, and getting involved in community activities to make SHRSOHZRQGHUDERXWWKHVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQFHRIWKHEOXHULEERQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had been so long since I sat by my grandsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side in the hospital. I knew something was wrong as I sat there, I saw fear on his face, the bruises on his body, and the healing cigarette burns on his hands. His doctor did not believe my daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story - â&#x20AC;&#x2122;He fell in slippery

water in the bathtub.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; After the ordeal at the hospital, my grandson was placed into foster care for three weeks. He cried when they came to take him back to his mother. I ached for his dilemma, but I was not physically able to care for him. I never saw him again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My 16-month-old granddaughter was hospitalized after being beaten severely. Her leg was broken in four places and her hand was burned from the tip of her litWOHĂ&#x20AC;QJHUVWRKHUZULVW,WZDV only then that the search was on for my grandson. We learned that he had been killed, wrapped in a sheet, stuffed in a toolbox and dumped into the dismal swamp three months earlier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My grandchildren had suffered and battled so much throughout their young lives that it sickened me. My life was turned into physical and mental chaos. My efforts to understand became a plea to stop abusing chil-

dren. I tied a blue ribbon on my van antenna to make people wonder. Why blue? I intend never to forget the battered, bruised bodes of my grandchildren. Blue serves DVDFRQVWDQWUHPLQGHUWRPHWRĂ&#x20AC;JKWIRUSURWHFWLRQIRU our children.â&#x20AC;? April is Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the nation and, more to the point, throughout Polk County. The Polk County Child Advocacy Referral Interagency Network Group asks all county citizens to take WLPHWRUHĂ HFWRQZKDWZHDUHGRLQJDVDFRPPXQLW\WR support children and families. Children donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come with an instruction booklet and too many parents face the challenges of raising their children without the knowledge and support they need and deserve. We all have opportunities to reach out to parents in our own families, neighborhoods, place of worship, and place of employment. Throughout the month of April, the group will be promoting a countywide blue ribbon campaign through various activities. You may notice blue ribbon yard signs and parenting information throughout the communities, hear information over the radio, see articles in the paper and talk to your kids about what they heard at school. Stop child abuse! Together, we can make sure it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt to be a child. - submitted

POLK COUNTY TAX LIENS 2013-4 (contâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d.) NO.

DESCRIPTION

026

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO.

DESCRIPTION

Town of Milltown Owner: Mark Palmer 040-01153-0000 nka 040-01555-2800 Lot 28 Kemah Shores Assessors Plat No 1 Sec 34 T35 R17

2009 SC 2009

104.09 165.00

1914

12% Annually

043

Town of Osceola 042-01332-1900 Lot 19 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

044 027

Town of Milltown 040-01357-0000 Lot 25 CSM 1024 V5 Pg 14 Sec 36 T35 R17

Owner: Hagman Construction Inc.

2009 SC 2009

490.60 165.00

1928

12% Annually

028

Town of Milltown 040-01358-0000 Lot 26 CSM 1024 V5 Pg 14 Sec 36 T35 R17

Owner: Hagman Construction Inc.

2009 SC 2009

442.32 165.00

1929

12% Annually

029

Town of Milltown Owner: Virginia J. Wahlquist Trust 040-01447-0000 Lot 1 CSM 5091 V22 Pg 198 Being Pt Lots 13 & 14 Plat of Green Bay of Half Moon Lake in Gov Lot 1 Sec 25 T35 R17

2009 SC 2009

1,702.03 165.00

1930

12% Annually

Town of Osceola Owner: Darin N. Youngmark 042-00133-0500 Lot 5 CSM 5017 V22 Pg 124 loc in pt W 1/2 of NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec 6 T33 R18

2009 SC 2009

Town of Osceola 042-00782-0200 Lot 2 CSM 3732 V16 Pg 245 loc in NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 31 T33 R18

2009 SC 2009

3,107.78 165.00

1996

030

031

Owner: Elton E. Babbitt

468.15 165.00

1941

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2047

12% Annually

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2000 Lot 20 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

120.50 165.00

2048

12% Annually

045

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2100 Lot 21 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.65 165.00

2049

12% Annually

046

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2200 Lot 22 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2050

12% Annually

047

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2300 Lot 23 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2051

12% Annually

048

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2400 Lot 24 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2052

12% Annually

049

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2500 Lot 25 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2053

12% Annually

12% Annually

12% Annually

032

Town of Osceola Owner: Cole J. Gile 042-00782-0800 Lot 8 CSM 3874 V17 Pg 137 Loc in NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 31 T33 R18

2009 SC 2009

371.16 165.00

1997

12% Annually

050

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2600 Lot 26 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2054

12% Annually

033

Town of Osceola 042-01332-0200 Lot 2 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

92.74 165.00

2034

12% Annually

051

Town of Osceola 042-01332-2900 Lot 29 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2055

12% Annually

034

Town of Osceola 042-01332-0300 Lot 3 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2035

12% Annually

052

Town of Osceola 042-01332-3000 Lot 30 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2056

12% Annually

035

Town of Osceola 042-01332-0500 Lot 5 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2036

12% Annually

053

Town of Osceola 042-01332-3100 Lot 31 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

115.29 165.00

2057

12% Annually

036

Town of Osceola 042-01332-0600 Lot 6 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

109.23 165.00

2037

12% Annually

054

Town of Osceola 042-01332-3200 Lot 32 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2058

12% Annually

037

Town of Osceola 042-01332-0700 Lot 7 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

109.23 165.00

2038

12% Annually

055

Town of Osceola 042-01332-3300 Lot 33 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

268.75 165.00

2059

12% Annually

038

Town of Osceola Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith 042-01332-1000 Mortgage Holder: Lot 10 Plat of Poplar Lake WESTconsin Credit Union Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2039

12% Annually

056

Town of Osceola 042-01332-3400 Lot 34 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

268.75 165.00

2060

12% Annually

039

Town of Osceola 042-01332-1100 Lot 11 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

120.50 165.00

2040

12% Annually

057

Town of Osceola 042-01332-3600 Lot 36 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2061

12% Annually

040

Town of Osceola 042-01332-1200 Lot 12 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2041

12% Annually

058

Town of Osceola 042-01332-3700 Lot 37 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

119.64 165.00

2062

12% Annually

041

Town of Osceola 042-01332-1300 Lot 13 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

135.24 165.00

2042

12% Annually

059

Town of Osceola 042-01333-0500 Lot 5 Blk 1 Plat of Horse Lake Hideaway Sec 23 T33 R18

2009 SC 2009

442.02 165.00

2064

12% Annually

042

Town of Osceola 042-01332-1600 Lot 16 Plat of Poplar Lake Estates Sec 3 T33 R18

Owners: Gerald J. & Jeannine B. Smith Mortgage Holder: WESTconsin Credit Union

2009 SC 2009

130.91 165.00

2045

12% Annually

Owner: John M. Bona & Jennifer J. LaValla Mortgage Holder: M & I Marshall & Ilsley Bankx M & I Marshall & Ilsley Bank James Roger Hendrickson

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Please Note...Important Notice You Will Lose Title To Your Property If These Taxes Are Not Paid On Or Before June 3, 2013 TAKE NOTICE that all persons having, or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the list of tax liens 2013-5, on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, dated March 18, 2013, attached hereto, are hereby notified that the filing of such list of tax liens in the Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County constitutes the commencement by said Polk County of a special proceeding in the Circuit Court for Polk County to foreclose the tax liens therein described by foreclosure proceedings in rem and that a notice of the pendency of such proceeding against each piece or parcel of land therein described was filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court on March 18, 2013. Such proceeding is brought against the real property herein described only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon the real property described in said list of tax liens are hereby notified that a certified copy of such list of tax liens has been posted in

the office of the County Treasurer of Polk County and will remain posted for public inspection up to and including June 3, 2013, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in or lien upon such parcel may, on or before June 3, 2013, redeem such delinquent tax liens by paying to the County Treasurer of Polk County the amount of all such unpaid tax liens and in addition thereto, all interest and penalties which have accrued on said unpaid tax liens computed to and including the day of redemption, plus the reasonable costs that the County incurred to initiate the proceedings plus the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the reasonable costs of publication under sub. (6). POLK COUNTY By Amanda Nissen, Polk County Treasurer

STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens under Section 75.521 Wis. Statutes by Polk County PETITION FOR JUDGMENT VESTING TITLE TO POLK COUNTY: 2013 - 5 - Case No. 13CV 129 Now comes the County of Polk, by Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk, in her official capacity and by and through the undersigned attorney, petitions the Court pursuant to Section 75.521 for judgment vesting title in Polk County and as and for said petition alleges and states as follows: 1. The Polk County Treasurer, Amanda Nissen, has prepared a List of Tax Liens of Polk County being Foreclosed by Proceeding In Rem, a verified copy of which is attached and incorporated herein by reference. 2. The foreclosure of the tax liens through in rem proceedings is governed by Section 75.521 Wisconsin Statutes and the requirements therein have been fulfilled. 3. The time periods after the date of the tax certificates, as stated is set forth in Section 75.521 (3), have lapsed for the properties included and described in said List of Tax Liens. 4. Notice of this proceeding shall be given to all parties specified in Section 75.521 (3) c Stat. by the County Treasurer sending a copy of this petition, and a copy of said List of Tax Liens of Polk County by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.

WHEREFORE, the Petitioner requests that the court grant judgment in favor of Polk County vesting title to the parcels of land described in the attached â&#x20AC;&#x153;List of Tax Liensâ&#x20AC;? in Polk County, thereby, barring any and all clai ms whatsoever of the former owners or any persons claiming through and under the former owners since the date of filing the list of tax liens in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Dated this 14th day of March, 2013. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk Jeffrey B. Fuge, ID# 1024292 Polk County Government Center Corporation Counsel, Attorney for Polk County 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 1005 West Main St., Ste. 100, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 PH: 715-485-9210 Per Wisconsin State Statute, all possible child support liens are listed. Because of the limitations of information in the Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, they are based solely on name matches. While we are required to list them based on name matches, we understand that they may not be against the person indicated. This practice is consistent with other property tax foreclosure listings by County Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Offices across the State of Wisconsin.

List Of Tax Liens Of Polk County Being Foreclosed By Proceeding In Rem 2013-5 STATE OF WISCONSIN - CIRCUIT COURT - POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS UNDER SECTION 75.521 WISCONSIN STATUTES BY POLK COUNTY, LIST OF TAX LIENS FOR YEARS INDICATED. NO.

DESCRIPTION

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

YEAR TAX

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO.

DESCRIPTION

001

Town of Sterling 046-001610000 E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 exc pcl desc V408 Pg 816 Sec 8 T36 R19

Owners: Donald R. Patterson & 2009 Kathleen L. Theisen SC 2009 Land Contract Holders: Thomas F. Anderson, James T. Anderson & Janet E. Anderson

630.64 165.00

2161

12% Annually

016

Town West Sweden 048-00951-0000 Lot 4 William J. Starrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Subdiv of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 28 T37 R17

002

Town of Sterling 046-00162-0000 E 1/2 of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 8 T36 R19

Owners: Donald R. Patterson & 2009 Kathleen L. Theisen SC 2009 Land Contract Holders: Thomas F. Anderson, James T. Anderson & Janet E. Anderson

539.86 165.00

2162

12% Annually

017

003

Town of Sterling 046-00628-0000 Lot 1 CSM 1464 V7 Pg 41 exc W 6.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the S 85â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sec 25 T36 R19

Owners: Timothy S. & Rebecca J. Derrick St. Croix Regional Medical Center

2009 SC 2009

959.12 165.00

2197

12% Annually

004

Town of Sterling 046-00664-0000 SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 27 T36 R19

Owner: Phillip R. Brenizer Mortgage Holder: Lake Area Bank Liens/Judgments: St. Croix Regional Medical Center

2009 SC 2009

189.61 165.00

2200

12% Annually

Town of Sterling 046-00665-0000 SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 27 T36 R19

Owner: Phillip R. Brenizer Mortgage Holder: Lake Area Bank Liens/Judgments: St. Croix Regional Medical Center

2009 SC 2009

006

Town of Sterling 046-00791-0100 Pt SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 33 T36 R19

Owners: Timothy B. & Anna M. Hasty

2009 SC 2009

182.39 165.00

2211

12% Annually

007

Town of Sterling Owners: Christine Bello & James Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hera 2009 046-01490-0000 SC 2009 E 1/2 of Lot 2 Sunny Acres Sec 33 T36 R19

854.79 165.00

2235

12% Annually

008

Town West Sweden Owner: Thomas F. Nordmeyer 048-00079-0100 W 247.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of E 742.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of N 550â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Gov Lot 3 Sec 4 T37 R17

2009 SC 2009

175.48 165.00

2247

12% Annually

009

Town West Sweden 048-00905-0000 Lot 17 Blk 2 Setzerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Addition Sec 27 T37 R17

2009 SC 2009

1,232.81 165.00

2297

12% Annually

010

Town West Sweden Owner: John Lindell 048-00109-0000 S 660â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of W 800â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 5 T37 R17 Exc W 1/2 thereof

2009 SC 2009

874.89 165.00

2248

12% Annually

Town West Sweden 048-00110-0000 W 1/2 of S 660â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of W 800â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 5 T37 R17

2009 SC 2009

224.54 165.00

2249

005

011

Owner: Thomas F. Nordmeyer

Owner: John Lindell

529.12 165.00

2201

2009 SC 2009

211.99 165.00

2261

12% Annually

013

Town West Sweden 048-00561-0000 Pcl in E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec 23 T37 R17

Owner: Myrvin P. Poirier Mortgage Holder: Polk County Bank

2009 SC 2009

1,120.36 165.00

2271

12% Annually

014

Town West Sweden 048-00646-0000 SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 exc W 30 rds Sec 28 T37 R17

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank National Association Liens/Judgments: Doar Drill & Skow St. Croix Regional Medical Center Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic; Village of Milltown

2009 SC 2009

292.83 165.00

2275

12% Annually

Town West Sweden 048-00649-0000 Pt NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 28 T37 R17

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank National Association Liens/Judgments: Doar Drill & Skow St Croix Regional Medical Center Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic Village of Milltown

2009 SC 2009

1,309.47 165.00

2276

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank National Association Liens/Judgments: St. Croix Regional Medical Center Doar Drill & Skow Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic Village of Milltown

2009 SC 2009

42.30 165.00

2304

12% Annually

Town West Sweden 048-00952-0000 All that part of Lot 5 William J. Starrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Subdiv of the NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 lying N of hwy running E & W Sec 28 T37 R17

Owner: Sandra Lynn Hoff Mortgage Holder: U.S. Bank National Association Liens/Judgments: St. Croix Regional Medical Center Doar Drill & Skow Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Village of Frederic Village of Milltown

2009 SC 2009

13.02 165.00

2305

12% Annually

018

Village of Balsam Lake 106-00459-0000 N 166â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of S 216â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of E 193â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Gov Lot 5 Sec 3 T34 R17

Owners: Herbert M. & Mary H. Richardson 2009 Mortgage Holder: DC 2009 PNC Bank National Association SC 2009

1,790.70 279.22 165.00

2332

12% Annually 12% Annually

019

Village of Centuria 111-00104-0000 Pt of Lots 67 & 68 Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plat Village of Centuria V923 Pg 801 Sec 11 T34 R18

Owner: Gary Koethe 2009 Mortgage Holder: Equity One Inc. SC 2009 Liens/Judgments: Western National Mutual Insurance Co. Asset Acceptance Other Interested Party: Shannon Koethe

1,122.73 165.00

2350

12% Annually

020

Village of Clayton 112-00103-0000 Lot 10 Block 6 First Addition to the Village of Clayton Sec 24 T33 R15

Owners: Travis A. & Kaija J. Johnson 2009 Mortgage Holders: SC 2009 U.S. Bank National Association ND Village of Clayton Liens/Judgments: Jackson County Child Support Agency Marinette County Child Support Agency

86.40 165.00

2389

12% Annually

021

Village of Clayton 112-00105-0000 Lot 12 Block 6 First Addition to the Village of Clayton Sec 24 T33 R15

Owners: Travis A. & Kaija J. Johnson 2009 Mortgage Holders: SC 2009 U.S. Bank National Association ND Village of Clayton Liens/Judgments: Jackson County Child Support Agency Marinette County Child Support Agency

86.40 165.00

2391

12% Annually

022

Village of Clayton 112-00106-0000 Lot 13 Block 6 First Addition to the Village of Clayton Sec 24 T33 R15

Owners: Travis A. & Kaija J. Johnson 2009 Mortgage Holders: SC 2009 U.S. Bank National Association ND Village of Clayton Liens/Judgments: Jackson County Child Support Agency Marinette County Child Support Agency

13.63 165.00

2392

12% Annually

023

Village of Clayton 112-00107-0000 Lot 14 Block 6 First Addition to the Village of Clayton Sec 24 T33 R15

Owners: Travis A. & Kaija J. Johnson 2009 Mortgage Holders: SC 2009 U.S. Bank National Association ND Village of Clayton Liens/Judgments: Jackson County Child Support Agency Marinette County Child Support Agency

13.63 165.00

2393

12% Annually

024

Village of Clayton 112-00108-0000 Lot 15 Block 6 First Addition to the Village of Clayton Sec 24 T33 R15

Owners: Travis A. & Kaija J. Johnson 2009 Mortgage Holders: SC 2009 U.S. Bank National Association ND Village of Clayton Liens/Judgments: Jackson County Child Support Agency Marinette County Child Support Agency

13.63 165.00

2394

12% Annually

025

Village of Clayton 112-00330-0000 Lot 20 Berghammer & Matson Addition Sec 24 T33 R15

Owners: Lee Gregory Harris & Rose Castona Mortgage Holder: Village of Clayton Land Contract Holders: Leonard E. & O. Geraldine Harris

2009 SC 2009

2,318.98 165.00

2419

12% Annually

026

Village of Dresser 116-00297-0100 Lot 1 CSM 2988 V14 Pg 10 Loc in Outlots 25 & 27 Assessors Plat Sec 7 T33 R18

Owner: Wilemar W. Studtman Mortgage Holder: Schanon Mortgage Liens/Judgments: Central Bank

2009 SC 2009

1,120.11 165.00

2484

12% Annually

12% Annually

Town West Sweden Owners: James S. & Darlene R. Cross 048-00372-0000 Liens/Judgments: All that Pt SE 1/4 of St. Croix Regional Medical Center SW 1/4 lying W & N of ROW of Railway Sec 15 T37 R17

015

YEAR TAX

12% Annually

012

OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

12% Annually

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Community coalition and police join forces to prevent teen drinking BURNETT COUNTY - April is Alcohol Awareness Month, thus the Burnett County Adolescent AODA Prevention Coalition and Burnett County Law Enforcement have joined forces to prevent adult-hosted drinking parties in Burnett County using the Parents Who Host Lose WKH 0RVW 'RQ¡W %H D 3DUW\ WR 7HHQDJH Drinking campaign. Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a community effort that alerts parents to the legal and health-related consequences of purchasing, providing or pouring alcohol for anyone under age 21, other than their own child. As part of the campaign, coalition members provide information

about the dangers of underage drinking, the legal consequences of hosting underage drinking in your home and how parents and other family members can host safe and fun alcohol-free events for youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too many people think underage drinking is harmless or worse, acceptable, if parents take car keys away from youth. Every year we hear about teens dying from alcohol poisoning, alcoholrelated crashes and drowning that occur after adults provide alcohol to youth,â&#x20AC;? said Lil PiĂąero, Drug Free Communities Grant coordinator for the Burnett County Adolescent AODA Prevention Coalition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody has the right to endanger the

welfare of someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s child by providing them with alcohol. Other parents canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide permission for you to serve their kids alcohol. In fact, those who host XQGHUDJHGULQNLQJSDUWLHVFDQEHĂ&#x20AC;QHGXS to $500 per underage youth. Simply put, this could be up to $10,000 for a party of 20 underage youth,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Burnett County law enforcement takes underage drinking and the adults who sell or serve alcohol to youth very seriously,â&#x20AC;? said Sheriff Dean Roland. Individuals who purchase, provide or pour alcohol for anyone under age 21, except their own child, is breaking the law and will be charged under state or municipal

law,â&#x20AC;? he warned. In addition to the planned public information effort, local law enforcement will be conducting alcohol age-compliance FKHFNV LQ WKH DUHD WR FRQĂ&#x20AC;UP WKDW ORFDO vendors comply with laws prohibiting the sales of alcohol to anyone under age 21. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Underage drinking is illegal, has longterm health consequences and is a factor LQDOOĂ&#x20AC;YHRIWKHOHDGLQJFDXVHVRIGHDWK among youth,â&#x20AC;? said PiĂąero. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want this to be a happy prom and commencement season; underage drinking isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t part of that picture,â&#x20AC;? she added. - submitted

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POLK COUNTY TAX LIENS 2013-5 (contâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d.) OWNER/MORTGAGE CO. LIEN/JUDGMENT HOLDER

NO.

DESCRIPTION

027

Village of Frederic 126-00022-0000 Lot 4 Block 3 Original Plat to the Village of Frederic Sec 27 T37 R17

Owner: Thomas F. Sofie

Village of Frederic 126-00283-0000 Two pcls in Lot 5 Block 2 Park Addition Sec 27 T37 R17

Owner: Laurie A. Johnson Mortgage Holders: Bremer Bank Village of Frederic Liens/Judgments: Cincinnati Insurance Company Lac Du Flambeau County Child Support Agency

2009 DC 2009 SC 2009

Village of Luck 146-00167-0000 Pt Lots 3 & 4 Block 13 Second Addition Lawson City Sec 28 T36 R17

Owners: Douglas G. & Lori A. Johnson Mortgage Holders: Rural American Bank - Luck Village of Luck

2009 SC 2009

Village of Luck 146-00266-0000 Lot 12 Block 4 Plat of Lawson Sec 28 T36 R17

Owner: Johnson Rental Properties Inc Other Interested Party: Cherokee State Bank

2009 SC 2009

Village of Luck 146-00453-0000 Lot 3 CSM 104 V1 Pg 105 Pt Gov Lot 2 Sec 27 T36 R17

Owners: John M. & Judy L. Harri Land Contract Holder: Eldore R. Trulson

2009 SC 2009

028

029

030

031

032

AMT. TAX

CERT.#

INT. RATE

NO.

DESCRIPTION

2009 SC 2009

84.15 165.00

2501

12% Annually

037

Village of Milltown 151-00419-0000 Lot 27 Pixie Acres Mobile Home Second Addition Sec 8 T35 R17

038

Village of Osceola 165-00108-0000 Lot 3 Block 18 exc N 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Original Plat of the Village of Osceola Sec 27 T33 R19

039

Village of Osceola Owner: Wandsnider Properties LLC 165-00592-0000 Pt Outlot 165 of the Outlot Plat of Village of Osceola V971 Pg 987 Sec 27 T33 R19

040

1,053.75 152.13 165.00

627.47 165.00

711.53 165.00

2,353.65 165.00

2558

2564

2571

INT. RATE

Owners: Todd R. Erickson & Nancy M. Johnson Mortgage Holder: Village of Milltown Liens/Judgments: Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court Amery Regional Medical Center St. Croix Regional Medical Rock County Child Support Agency

2008 SC 2008 2009

383.42 115.00 357.10

2544

12% Annually

2637

12% Annually

Owner: John W. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaughnessy Land Contract Holders: Thomas D. & Margaret A. Rogers

2009 SA 2009 DC 2009 SC 2009

2,532.07 577.09 684.41 165.00

2652

12% Annually 12% Annually 12% Annually

2009 SA 2009 DC 2009 SC 2009

2,984.70 175.56 154.38 165.00

2690

12% Annually 12% Annually 12% Annually

Village of Osceola 165-00601-0130 Unit 130 Osceola Cottages Condominium Sec 26 T33 R19

Owners: JMS Property Management Inc. 2009 Mortgage Holder: SC 2009 First State Bank of Wyoming

23.01 165.00

2693

12% Annually

041

Village of Osceola 165-00762-0000 Lot 36 Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Addition Sec 27 T33 R19

Owner: Scott A. Herbert

2009 SC 2009

1,931.01 165.00

2701

12% Annually

042

Village of Osceola 165-00844-0040 Lot 40 Gateway Meadows Sec 26 T33 R19

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Coming events APRIL

Happeningsinthe UpperStĆ Croix Valley communities Spooner â&#x20AC;˘ Spring Conservation Congress hearing at the high school, 7 p.m., 715-268-2304.

THURSĆ &FRIĆ /Ĺ&#x2013;&Ĺ&#x2014;

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x203A;

Balsam Lake

Amery

â&#x20AC;˘ Middle school musical at Unity school. Thursday 1:30 p.m. and Friday 1:30 and 7 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax help at the senior center, 9 a.m.-noon. â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connection meeting at Camp Wapo April 15, 651-462-0615, 715-8575573.

THURSĆ Ć&#x201A;SATĆ &SUNĆ / Ĺ&#x2013;Ć&#x201A;Ĺ&#x2DC;&Ĺ&#x2122;

Grantsburg

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax help at the library, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 715-4632244.

Grantsburg

Osceola

â&#x20AC;˘ Learn to Hunt Turkey at Crex Meadows. Thurs. 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. mentored hunt, 715-463-2896.

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP driving class at the high school, 4-8 p.m., 715294-2127.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x2013;

WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2019;

Frederic

Luck

â&#x20AC;˘ Frederic area ACS Walk/Run kickoff at Hackerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lanes, 7 a.m., 715-653-2684.

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax help at the library, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 715-4722770.

Milltown

Siren

â&#x20AC;˘ Discover and explore Spanish at the library, 5:45 p.m., 715-825-2313.

â&#x20AC;˘ Deadline to make reservations for Regional Hospice Spring Fling on April 20, 715-635-9077.

Siren

St. Croix Falls

â&#x20AC;˘ Northwoods Flyers Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Club meets at the government center, Rm. 165, 7 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP driving class at the senior center, 12:304:30 p.m., 715-483-1901.

Webster

THURSĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013;

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax help at the library, 8:30-11:15 a.m., 715-8667697. â&#x20AC;˘ Lions & Lioness food distribution at Connections, 13 p.m., 715-866-8151.

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ Ice Age Trail Alliance conference at Trollhaugen, iceagetrail.org.

FRIĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x2014;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x2122; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Spring home, garden and recreation show at the ice arena. Fri. 5-8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.2 p.m.

ONGOING Every Day

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Touch That Dialâ&#x20AC;? performances at the school. Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.

AA &/or AlAnon, Polk & Burnett counties, 715-931-8262 for time/location. Amery, 715-268-8431, meetings.intheroomscom.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x2014; Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax help at the library, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 715-4632244.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Meeting at the senior center, 1 p.m., 715-327-8623.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Free classic movie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An American in Paris,â&#x20AC;? at the museum, 7 p.m., 715-472-2770.

Sandstone, Minn. â&#x20AC;˘ Mandolinist Peter Ostroushko at the Old School Arts Center, 7 p.m., oldschoolartscenter.org.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Early-release-day games at the library, 2-4 p.m., 715483-1777. â&#x20AC;˘ 4K registration, 9 a.m. For info, contact 715-483-9823 Ext. 1100.

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x2DC; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Spring Day of Renewal at First Lutheran Church. Registration 8:30-9 a.m. Call 715-268-6394 to register by Monday, March 25. â&#x20AC;˘ Book sale at the library, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Danbury â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry at the town maintenance shop, $15 donation. Open 9:30 a.m., distribution 10-11:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Making maple sugar, 1804-style at Forts Folle Avoine, 715-866-8890.

Grantsburg

Every Monday 7KH57+RQRUDEOH3DXO-0DUWLQVOLSSHGLQWRWKH'XOXWK+DUERUEDFNLQ-DQXDU\2Q0DUFK WKH0HVDEL0LQHUZDVWKHILUVWVKLSWROHDYHWKH'XOXWK+DUERUWREHJLQWKHVKLSSLQJVHDVRQ 7KHVHDVRQVWDUWHGIRXUGD\VODWHUWKDQWKHVHDVRQZKHQWKHVDPHVKLSVWDUWHGWKHVHDVRQ /DVWVHDVRQVDZPLOOLRQWRQVRIFDUJRVKLSSHGWKURXJKWKH'XOXWKDQG6XSHULRUKDUERUVz 3KRWRE\/DUU\6DPVRQ â&#x20AC;˘ Star party with Mike Lynch at Crex, 7:30-10 p.m., 715463-2739. â&#x20AC;˘ Feed My Sheep at Grace Church in Grantsburg. Doors open 8 a.m., 715-463-5699. â&#x20AC;˘ Faculty Follies talent show fundraiser at the high school. Shows 3 & 7 p.m.. Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., 715-4635165 Ext. 160.

Lewis â&#x20AC;˘ Lewis Jam - Bluegrass, gospel & country music at Lewis United Methodist Church, 6-9 p.m.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Danish meatball dinner at St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 5-7 p.m. Music by Tom Coen.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Second-Chance Prom at Northwoods Crossing, 715349-2922. â&#x20AC;˘ Rainbow of Fun Carnival at the school, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund at Festival Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-3387. â&#x20AC;˘ Softball pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Legion, 7-11 a.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Craft and gift sale at the Legion hall, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 715-463-5723.

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x2122; Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ VFW breakfast at the hall, 8 a.m.-noon.

West Sweden â&#x20AC;˘ Taste of West Sweden brunch at Grace Lutheran Church, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x161; Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Spring Conservation Congress hearing at Unity school, 7 p.m., 715-268-2304.

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for NARFE dinner meeting at Village Pizzeria, 715-689-2252.

Osceola â&#x20AC;˘ Author Lorna Landvik to speak at Cornerstone Square, 6:30 p.m.

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. Moms in Prayer, First Baptist, Amery, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 715-268-5408. Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Open Topic support group, 6:30 p.m. Call for location, 800-261-7233, Polk County. Christian 12-Step Recovery group at Faith Lutheran Church, Balsam Lake, 7-8 p.m., 715-566-4215.

Every Tuesday Bingo - Burnett County Moose Lodge, Siren, 6 p.m.

Sexual assault support group, Polk County, 800-2617233 for location, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Domestic violence and sexual assault support group, 5:15 p.m. Call for location, 800-261-7233, Burnett County.

Every Wednesday Free playtime with your toddler at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church,10-11:30 a.m., 715-557-0630.

Every Thursday

The Latch breastfeeding support group at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 715-483-0576. Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10-11:30 a.m.

Siren

Every Friday

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax help at the senior center, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 715-349-7810. â&#x20AC;˘ Spring Conservation Congress hearing at the government center, 7 p.m., 715-268-2304.

Domestic violence support group, 10-11 a.m. Call for location, 800-261-7233, Polk County.

Every Saturday AA meets at the West Denmark Lutheran Church, rural Luck, 9 - 10 a.m.

Tangen Drug selection as the Falls Chamber Business of the Month ST. CROIX FALLS/TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. - Falls Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Tangen Drug, of St. Croix Falls, as their April Business of the Month. Tangen Drug has been a family-owned EXVLQHVV VLQFH  7KH EXVLQHVV Ă&#x20AC;UVW opened in Taylors Falls, Minn., then moved to downtown St. Croix Falls in 1934. Current owners and pharmacists Kevin Nelson and Dwight Ferguson have been business partners since 1988, when Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents retired. Phillip Nelson has been working many years as a parttime pharmacist. The newest pharmacist to join the Tangen Drug team is Josh Tempesta, a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy. Tempesta grew up in Cumberland, so working in a small-town, locally owned pharmacy LVDQDWXUDOĂ&#x20AC;WIRUKLP Tangen Drug has 16 dedicated employees, who provide great service, including LuAnn Uhrhammer who celebrated 29

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