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WED., MAY 1, 2013 • VOLUME 80 • NO. 37 • 2 SECTIONS

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Two new principals in Webster schools Will start in fall PAGE 3

UPFRONT STATEWIDE - Motorcycles are rapidly returning to streets and highways throughout the state. More than 500,000 Wisconsin residents have motorcycle liFHQVHV RU SHUPLWV DQG PRUH WKDQ  motorcycles are registered in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. As motorcycles continue to grow in popularity among men and women of all ages, safety is a constant concern. Last \HDUPRWRUF\FOLVWWUDIĂ€FGHDWKVLQ:LVFRQsin increased by 31, or approximately 36 percent, compared with 2011. The 116 motorcyclists’ fatalities in 2012 were the highest number since the all-time high of 123 in 1979. “During May, which is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we’re reminding motorists to share the road and watch for motorcycles, especially at intersections and while making turns and lane changes,â€? says Greg Patzer, manager of the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program. ´0RWRULVWVRIWHQKDYHGLIĂ€FXOW\ZLWKDFFXrately judging the time, speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle. To prevent crashes, motorists should check the position of a motorcycle at least two or three times before they start to drive through an intersection or make a turn.â€? Tragically,  SHUFHQW RI WKH PRWRUF\FOLVWV ZKR GLHG in crashes last year in Wisconsin were not wearing helmets. - from WisDOT

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Before it’s lost McKinley United Methodist notes a century, with your help by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer TOWN OF MCKINLEY – Pastor Annie Tricker is sitting with two of her parishioners in one of the custom, curved pews in the sanctuary of the McKinley United Methodist Church. They are dressed casually and sitting sidesaddle with the doors and windows wide open to one of the few rare warm spring days, so far. Midday sun warms the 60-year-old stained

glass and glows through thin drapes on the south wall, spilling onto the burled wooden pews and highlighting the rich patterns and grains like a magazine ad for wood polish. The little church is alive with light, photos, an insect-free breeze and occasional sounds RI WUDIĂ€F IURP QHDUE\ +Z\  DV WKH WULR jokes and tells stories from the church’s past - a past framed with a deep Christian history, dedicated members and an uncertain future. “I grew up a few miles from here,â€? Tricker VDLGSURXGO\´&RQĂ€UPHGPDUULHGDQGEDStized right here. ... and, well, I was the last person married here when they had the outdoor biffs!â€? The church echoes with chuckles, even though RQO\IRXUSHRSOHDUHLQDWWHQGDQFH,WĂ€OOVWKH

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LIVESLIVED David Richard Vayder Frances R. Hanson Ruth E. Berg Earl Francis Strub Marilyn J. Erickson Anne-Marie G. Pedersen Kenneth H. Hansen Michael W. Wegner John B. Edling Tiffany Marie Przybycien Jean Ellingson Graham Mayhew James C. Dittmar Sr. Jackie B. Swaim Darren Lien Albert L. Kern Carol Annette Anderson See Obits, page 17-19B

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Arts in Hand showcases NW Wisconsin artists 63221(5$UWLVWVRI:LVFRQVLQ¡V1RUWKZHVW+HULWDJH3DVVDJH DUHVSRWOLJKWHGLQLWVQHZHVWSURMHFWWKH$UWVLQ+DQG*DOOHU\ opening early May, at 237 Walnut St. in Spooner. The gallery QDPHUHĂ HFWVDQGUHLQIRUFHVWKHKDQGPDGHDQGKRPHJURZQIRFXV LQWKH:1+3ORJR´:HDUHH[FLWHGDQGSURXGWRDQQRXQFHRXU newest endeavor,â&#x20AC;? said Passage President Jerry Boucher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In January this year, we held a strategic planning session at which our board members talked about ways to get more visibility for our organization. This gallery gives us and the artists of the 13 counties we support the perfect vehicle for both their visibility and ours.â&#x20AC;? Burnett County is one of the 13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Passage started primarily with Spooner artists and the help of the Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce, because the original passage concept foFXVHG RQ WKH +Z\  FRUULGRU and the counties around it,â&#x20AC;? explained Ruth Skeie, Passage treasurer and Spooner resident who spearheaded the gallery project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We felt we should stay here or close by. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been checkLQJRQSRWHQWLDORIĂ&#x20AC;FHDQGJDOOHU\VSDFHKHUHDQGLQQHLJKERUing communities. When I heard about a building in downtown Spooner that was being renovated, I checked out the possibilities with the owner.â&#x20AC;? Thus, the stars lined up for the establishment of WKH$UWVLQ+DQG*DOOHU\7KHJDOOHU\LVRSHQ0RQGD\²6DWXUGD\ from 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is still space for more Passage artists to exhibit,â&#x20AC;? says Skeie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nonmembers interested in having their ZRUNFRQVLGHUHGIRUWKH$UWVLQ+DQG*DOOHU\FDQYLVLWWKH:HE VLWHWRMRLQDQGIRULQIRUPDWLRQÂľVKHVDLG:1+3ZDVIRXQGHGLQ DVDQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WDUWRUJDQL]DWLRQGHGLFDWHGWRFHOHEUDWLQJDQG showcasing Northwest Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural heritage and products that are handmade and homegrown as well as educating the public about the creative community that generates and promotes unique arts traditions. For additional information, visit heritagepassage.com, call: 715-635-9303, or e-mail winhp@centurytel.net. 7KH$UWVLQ+DQG*DOOHU\SURMHFWLVIXQGHGLQSDUWE\DJUDQWIURP the Wisconsin Arts Board. - submitted

Lorie Line to perform at Festival ST. CROIX FALLS - Lorie Line opens her Intimate Series tour Thursday, May 9, and plans to travel to 25 cities this spring/summer, with a stop in St. Croix Falls on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day weekend. Line will give a 7:30 p.m. concert on Saturday, May 11, at Festival TheDWUH7KLVLVKHUWK\HDURIWRXULQJDQGVKHZLOOEHSOD\LQJDOO new music from a brand-new album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come Together,â&#x20AC;? as well as favorites from her previously recorded &'V6KHZLOOEHEULQJLQJKHU)DE Five, and, as always, Line has come up with new young talent to present to her audiences. This year, national championship solo drummer Jean-Pierre Bouvet returns to the tour, as well as multiinstrumentalist bass player Josh Fink and the very â&#x20AC;&#x153;handsomeâ&#x20AC;? Derek Bromme who is currently pursuing his doctorate degree on bass trombone at the University of Minnesota. After a few years in full-time college, violinist/ Lorie Line Ă&#x20AC;GGOHUDQGIDQIDYRULWH5REELH1RUGstrom will join Line once again on the stage, and brand new to the group is 23-year-old Mike Linden on guitar, a recent Boston Berklee College of Music graduate. Not RQO\KDV/LQHUHFRUGHG&'VEXWVKHKDVSXEOLVKHGERRNV of music of her arrangements and compositions, from beginner practice to intermediate/advanced level books. She and her husband/manager Tim, famous for being Santa at the annual holiday show, own and manage Lorie Line Music Inc., one of the largest independent labels in the country. Lorie Line Music Inc. communicates daily with a 100,000 die-hard fan database and two Facebook sites. Over the years, the Lines have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities, this year supporting Tee It Up For The Troops, a Minnesota volunteer group that helps to support wounded soldiers. This concert is nearly sold out, with MXVWDIHZVHDWVUHPDLQLQJ&DOOWKHER[RIĂ&#x20AC;FHDWIRU ticket information. For a look at what is coming up in the music series this fall, visit festivaltheatre.org. Festival Theatre is located in downtown St. Croix Falls historic auditorium at 210 N. Washington St. - from Festival Theatre

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School bus and car collide POLK COUNTY - A car and a Frederic school bus and sees the bus almost every day and did not think collided Thursday morning, April 25, causing injury the bus driver would pull out. WRWKHGULYHURIWKHFDUDQGUHSRUWHGO\RQHRIWKH $OOVWXGHQWVZHUHFKHFNHGRXWE\(06SHUVRQstudents on the bus. nel at the scene before being released to parents and/ According to a Polk or guardians. One County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accident of the students, a report, the accident oc15-year-old male, curred east of Frederic. was later taken for The driver of the car, further medical care (OL]DEHWK /RZH  RI and found to have Luck, was traveling north a concussion, acRQ&7+2ZKHQWKHEXV cording to his stepdriven by Elmer Nagel, mother. 63, Luck, eastbound from The collision WKH VWRS VLJQ DW &7+ , caused front-end pulled into her path, apdamage to the car parently not seeing the and minor damage Lowe vehicle. to the bus. - Gary Lowe sustained injuries King to her hands and face. Lowe told authorities she $FDUDQGD)UHGHULFVFKRROEXVFROOLGHG7KXUVGD\PRUQLQJ$SULO was on her way to work HDVWRI)UHGHULF6SHFLDOSKRWR

Polk County and the Ice Age Trail featured at outdoor expo POLK COUNTY - The National Scenic Ice Age Trail where visitors spend around $70 million annually. that starts in Polk Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interstate Park was feaPolk County serves as the western terminus of the tured at the 56th-biannual Midwest Mountaineering trail in Interstate Park and has many interesting segOutdoor Adventure Expo held April 26-28 in Min- ments, including the recently completed trail through neapolis. Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest state Polk County Tourism park, Straight Lake, east of Council members RoxLuck. anne White and William The Ice Age Trail Alliance, Johnson, both from Fredand the local Indianhead eric, provided expo visitors chapter, have held several with information about the trail-building events over 1,100-mile hiking trail across the past two years to comWisconsin that follows the plete trail segments through southern edge of the glacier Straight Lake State Park, east that covered a large porof Luck and Frederic. Many tion of the state and then interesting remnants of the retreated 10,000 years ago, glacierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advance and retreat leaving behind in its journey are easily seen in the Straight the geography of our state. Lake segment. The Ice Age Trail has over For more information on 1.2 million visitors a year,  5R[DQQH :KLWH DQG :LOOLDP -RKQVRQ RI WKH 3RON the Ice Age Trail, visit icewho bring $113 million to &RXQW\7RXULVP&RXQFLOSURYLGHGYLVLWRUVDWWKH0LG agetrail.org, and other area the state and local econo- ZHVW 0RXQWDLQHHULQJ 2XWGRRU $GYHQWXUH ([SR KHOG trail opportunities at polkmies. Destination marketing LQ0LQQHDSROLV$SULOZLWKLQIRUPDWLRQDERXWWKH countytourism.com. - subis important to Polk County, 1DWLRQDO6FHQLF,FH$JH7UDLO3KRWRE\-RHO3DWHQDXGH mitted

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%ULHĂ \ AMERY - The Swedish Club meets Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m., at Our Saviorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church on Deronda Street in Amery. The program will be show and tell by the audience. A large map will be available so participants can identify where their ancestors or family lived. They are also invited to tell stories about ancestors including how they came to Polk County. Bibles and other family possessions can be displayed and described. This is the third year that the club has held this popular audience-participation program. A part of the purpose is to develop information about how Swedish immigrants settled in Polk County. The public is encouraged to attend and participate as well. A Swedish exchange student at New Richmond schools will also talk. For further information, check foreverswedish.org, the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site. - submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ DRESSER - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their May dinner meeting at The Village Pizzeria in Dresser at noon on Thursday, May 9. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. Reservations may be made by phoning 715-327-8658 by Monday, May 6. - submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ DRESSER - The Polk-Burnett Retired Educators Association cordially invites all retired educators and spouses, administrators and support staff to the May general meeting of the PBREA which will be held Thursday, May 9, at the VFW in Dresser. The group will meet about 10:30 a.m. (note the time change), have a short business meeting, then hear a talk by Karen Krupa from Interfaith Caregivers on the their available services, followed by a noon luncheon for $8. Call your contact person if you plan to attend. Iona Meixner is in charge of arrangements. - submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘

Two new principals join Webster schools by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer WEBSTER - When the Webster schools resume classes in the fall, two new principals will EHRQWKHVWDII-RVK+HWIHOGZLOO fill the high school principal position left open by the resignation of current Principal Tim Widiker. Diana Lesneski will Ă&#x20AC;OO D QHZO\ FUHDWHG SRVLWLRQ DV middle school principal. +HWIHOGFRPHVIURPWKH/XFN School System where he is presently a math teacher. Lesneski is presently teaching in the Ashland School System. Widiker resigned recently in order to take the superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position in the St. Croix &HQWUDO6FKRRO'LVWULFW+HKDG been principal of a structure that FRPELQHG JUDGHV Ă&#x20AC;YH WKURXJK 12 for the past few years. But with Widiker leaving, the decision was made to return to the former structure of a high school for grades nine through 12, and a middle school IRU JUDGHV Ă&#x20AC;YH WKURXJK HLJKW Widiker explained that this is a move that will create a more manageable situation for the principals, and it will provide more direct support for the teaching staff.

Supervisors uphold gun ban at county buildings by one vote by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; By a vote of 12 to 11, Polk County supervisors at their regular meeting Tuesday, April 30, upheld a 1982 ordinance prohibiting possession of handguns in public buildings. Supervisor Rick Scoglio sponsored the resolution that would have repealed the 30-year ban in all buildings except the justice center, saying that the designation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;gun-free zoneâ&#x20AC;? violates constitutional rights and that that â&#x20AC;&#x153;gun-free zoneâ&#x20AC;? signs are magnets for violence. The resolution, he said, would remove â&#x20AC;&#x153;silly signsâ&#x20AC;? from the entrances that â&#x20AC;&#x153;tell the bad guys they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come in here with guns.â&#x20AC;? For nearly every point brought up by either side, the other side had a response. Supervisor Patricia Schmidt said she would oppose the resolution, noting that her background is in guidance and counseling. Many individuals with alcohol or other drug issues also have anger issues, she told her fellow supervisors. If someone angry comes in with a gun, and is confronted by an employee with a gun, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we could KDYHDVKRRWRXWLQWKH+XPDQ Services Department.â&#x20AC;? A little later in the discussion, supervisor Kristine Kremer+DUWXQJSRVWXODWHGWKDWDQ\RQH with a serious mental health issue would most likely not have a legally owned handgun to begin with. Several supervisors, including Jay Luke and Larry Jepsen, referred to a poll conducted of county employees about whether they would feel more or less safe if the gun ban was OLIWHG2IWKHUHVSRQVHV percent said they would feel much less safe, and 15 percent said they would feel less safe. Another 11 percent would feel about the same, 8 percent would feel safer, and 10 percent would feel much safer. There are beWZHHQDQGIXOODQGSDUW time county employees. Luke said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe a sign on the door will make the government center any safer. ´+RZHYHUÂľKHDGGHG´,GRSD\ attention to the employees.â&#x20AC;? According to the ordinance no one should be carrying a weapon, so even concealed guns should not be allowed. Sometimes, he continued, people carry a weapon

7KLVVLJQZLOOVWD\LQSODFHRQ3RON &RXQW\VSXEOLFEXLOGLQJVz3KRWRV E\0DU\6WLUUDW for one purpose, but a situation may arise that causes it to be used otherwise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I agree with the right to bear arms,â&#x20AC;? Luke said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but I want to comply with the wishes of the majority of our employees.â&#x20AC;? Jepsen agreed, noting that areas like human services can be â&#x20AC;&#x153;volatile.â&#x20AC;? The staff should be able to know that everyone walking into the building does not have a gun, he said. Countering their point were Supervisors Jared Cockroft and 7RP 0DJQDĂ&#x20AC;FL  &RFNURIW Ă&#x20AC;UVW said that all the calls he received on the issue were in favor of repealing the gun ban. Regarding the employee poll, Cockroft said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The employees didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put me here. The citizens did.â&#x20AC;? With a background of 20 years in law enforcement, Cockroft added, he believes an armed criminal with intent to harm will do so whether or not there is a sign on the door. Also countering the survey of employees was Magnafici, who pointed to a poll conducted by this newspaper. The InterCounty Leader, on its Web site, asked whether readers favored an ordinance prohibiting the possession of handguns in public buildings in Polk County. With 157 respondents, 83 percent were opposed to the prohibition while 17 percent were in favor. ´,¡PDSUHWW\Ă&#x20AC;UPEHOLHYHUWKDW the sign in the doorway will stop QRRQHÂľ0DJQDĂ&#x20AC;FLVDLG Supervisor Russ Arcand also spoke in favor of repealing the ban. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A gun is only a tool,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A gun doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kill people. 3HRSOHGRÂľ+HZHQWRQWRDVN

if the board would next consider banning baseball bats, bowling balls or knives, since these, too, can be used as weapons. Signs denoting a building as gun free, said Supervisor Tom Engel, have not prevented incidents in other places. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a responsibility to act intelligently,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;which means we should know that signs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything. But if you really want to feel good, put the sign up.â&#x20AC;? Schmidt, who is the chair of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety committee, pointed out that the county does have a plan that would be implemented if anyone came into the government center with a gun. The plan consists of steps to be taken to protect the lives of employees and the public that are in the area. Schmidt also pointed out that the justice center, where the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department is located, is just a minute or two away. +RZHYHU0DJQDĂ&#x20AC;FLUHVSRQGHG no plan would be fast enough to counter someone with a semiauWRPDWLFULĂ HFRPLQJLQWKHGRRU +H DGGHG WKDW KH ZRXOG QRW ZDQWWREHLQRQHRIWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHV closest to the door. When given the opportunity to make a last comment, Scoglio said he put all his faith â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the highest law of the land,â&#x20AC;? adding that the ban on handguns is in opposition to that law. Three of four individuals speaking to the board during the public comment period of the meeting disagreed with Scoglioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution, saying that people in public areas are best protected when those areas are gun free. Chuck Adelman, of the Town of Bone Lake, Dale Wood of Clear Lake, and Ann Turner of St. Croix Falls all spoke in favor of keeping the ban. Adelman said that he considers the community to be best protected when public areas are gun free. Armed patrons, he said, would LQWLPLGDWH RWKHUV  +H DOVR DGdressed the Second Amendmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s context of a need for a well-regulated militia, noting legal precedence that the right to keep and bear arms is not a right for any person in any place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The county,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is well within its rights to declare county property gun free.â&#x20AC;? Turner cited the number of domestic violence incidents that involve handguns. She acknowledged that it may not be

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Grantsburg man gets lighter sentence the second time around

This time guilt is admitted

prison followed by 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; extended supervision. A jury had found him guilty in a trial earlier that year. by Sherill Summer After nearly a year in prison, Leader staff writer Smith was granted a new trial in 6,5(1&KDUOHV(6PLWK May 2012 because Smith did not Grantsburg, could have received have adequate expert testimony. a 60-year prison sentence from +H ZDV UHOHDVHG IURP SULVRQ Judge James Babbitt for repeat- but was incarcerated in Burnett edly sexually assaulting a vic- County within a month because tim, now 18 years old, between he was accused of another sex2003 and 2007. ual assault. The last time Babbitt senBabbitt sentenced Smith the tenced Smith for the very same second time to a 30-year sencharge in June 2011, he imposed tence, 10 years in prison fola 50-year sentence, 30 years in

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lowed by 20 years of extended supervision. The difference was that this time Smith admitted guilt. +H SOHDGHG JXLOW\ WR WKH charges against him, eliminating the need for the victim to testify in a jury trial for the second time. +H DOVR DSRORJL]HG GXULQJ WKH sentence hearing on Thursday, April 25, and hoped she gets better and has a good life. Babbitt made a point of the awful things that happened, but the difference is that last time Smith did not admit guilt,

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room and paints over the breeze as a loud car, with some VRUWRIVTXHDN\ZKHHOEHDULQJ]LSVE\RQ+Z\WHPpering the remaining chortles of laughter. Tricker tells of the cold that fall, and how it made her special event â&#x20AC;&#x153;a real challenge.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories like that,â&#x20AC;? chimes in Pete BerkOXQGKLPVHOIDOLIHORQJPHPEHU+HĂ DVKHVDUDUHJULQ and tells his own tale, how his father, Norman Berklund, ZDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWFKLOGEDSWL]HGDWWKHFKXUFKPDQ\\HDUV ago. ´+HZDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWEDSWLVPLQWKLVWKHQHZEXLOGLQJÂľ KHFODULĂ&#x20AC;HV Berklund is admittedly proud of his McKinley church heritage, and knows plenty of its history, foibles and successes, including when that semifamous outhouse was Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\UHSODFHGZLWKLQGRRUSOXPELQJ +H VLWV DFURVV IURP -DFN 3HSRZVNL WKH XQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO McKinley historian, who wrangles a lap full of record books, ledgers, notebooks and other info as the memories whip across the room, mingling with the southeastern breezes. 3HSRZVNLUHFDOOVWKHWDOHRIWKHODWH$[HODQG+D]HO Renstromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding, where the lack of a Methodist min2QHRIWKHROGHVWLWHPVLQWKHFKXUFKLVWKLVGRFXPHQW ister meant the neighboring Lutheran churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minster WKDWHVWDEOLVKHVWKHEHJLQQLQJVRIWKH0F.LQOH\0HWKRG DJUHHGWRĂ&#x20AC;OOLQRQWKHELJGD\+RZHYHUWKHYDVWQHVV LVW(SLVFRSDO&KXUFKIURP2FWREHU of the rural area meant the pastor had to come from far away on a horse and buggy, and instead of making his way to McKinley, he mistakenly rode to a church in Lorain, west of Indian Creek. ´+HZHQWWRWKHZURQJFKXUFKÂľ3HSRZVNLVDLGZLWK a chuckle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So everyone went home and did chores, had DELWHWRHDWDQGFDPHEDFNODWHU7KHZHGGLQJĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\ came off, just later in the day!â&#x20AC;? The laughter resounds again and the tales roll out again like clouds before a storm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anecdotes like that,â&#x20AC;? Tricker said between tales and jokes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories, photos, anecdotes, all about the church, about our families. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for.â&#x20AC;? They are looking for those stories and photos now, soon, yesterday - before all of it is lost. ´:ULWWHQ DQG SKRWR UHFRUGV DUH KDUG WR Ă&#x20AC;QG VRPH3HWH%HUNOXQGWKH5HY$QQLH7ULFNHUDQG-DFN3HSRZVNL /WR5 VLWDQG times,â&#x20AC;? she said with a shrug. UHPLQLVFHRQWKH0F.LQOH\&KXUFKVIURQWHQWU\EHORZWKHODUJHEHOOWRZHU This July marks the centennial celebration for the little 3KRWRVE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ McKinley United Methodist Church. The grand little house of worship with the prominent bell tower in far and teams of horses began to excavate the basement. eastern Polk County lies in an area that the future has seemThe Ladies Aid quickly raised enough money to buy winingly forgotten, in what was once known as Lorain. 7KHVLJQXSIURQWVWDQGVDFURVV+Z\IURPWKHROG dows, $116, and a short time later, they had raised $285 for The church is planning a June 29 Centennial celebration, the stunning curved pews, shipped on the Omaha Railroad. 0F.LQOH\&HPHWHU\ZKLFKLVQRZPDLQWDLQHGE\WKHORFDO and plans a catered meal, gathering, stories, celebration and WRZQERDUG â&#x20AC;&#x153;They hauled them from Cumberland through the snow a reunion of sorts, to mark the noteworthy achievement. on May 1 (1913) on horse-drawn bobsleds,â&#x20AC;? Pepowski said, churches - is uncertain and a struggle. Urban migration, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to say this is one of the best-kept secrets out there, almost from memory, looking around the room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are commuting, smaller families, property values and career dea true gem,â&#x20AC;? Tricker said with a sigh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a wonderful, pretty special.â&#x20AC;? mands have combined with other factors to threaten McKinloving community. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift: to be welcoming, Tricker is also the pastor at Cumberland First United leyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future and makes the coming centennial even more friendly.â&#x20AC;? Methodist Church, and while she juggles the services at the important to the three historians. two parishes, the churches share many things, from the staff â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost seven members since October,â&#x20AC;? Berklund &KXUFKKLVWRU\ parish relations committee to her salary to duties and events. The history of the McKinley church began long before that But both churches have suffered in the last few decades, like noted, as the funerals and burials across the street at the 100-year-ago mark, as Pepowski noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They would hold many rural churches, as those pews have seen smaller fami- McKinley Cemetery are hard to accept. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a lot of members at one time. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different world.â&#x20AC;? services at different peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was estab- lies, and hence, less attendance. lished but not built.â&#x20AC;? The trio of McKinley historians would love to see the Records show the church community would meet at the FHQWHQQLDOFHOHEUDWLRQDQGIRXQGKLVWRU\´OLJKWVRPHĂ&#x20AC;UHVÂľ 7UXHFKDOOHQJH The subject is a true challenge, and as much as they hate local McKinley School, with a minister from Cumberland, under the parish and revive the community that has so much to admit it, the generous gifts of the past are much more rare eight miles away, walking to McKinley, staying for two or to share. today, and while they have a small kitty to fall back on, they three days at a time, sleeping at parishioners homes and â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be wonderful,â&#x20AC;? Pepowski said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Absolutely need to revive the rolls and put bodies in those curved pews. holding services, Sunday school and prayer meetings. wonderful.â&#x20AC;? The clouds part slightly as the afternoon moves on, lightThen in 1909, the Methodist church established a six-point Berklund is hopeful that the centennial, and the upcomcircuit, with McKinley, Comstock, Callingwood, Perley, Sil- ing traditional Memorial Day McKinley Cemetery celebra- ing up the two stained-glass windows on the west side of ver Lake and Barronett, a circuit that might take two days to tion they have planned for Saturday, May 25, will help bring the church, casting vivid shadows across the sanctuary, and ride from end to end on a buggy. Eventually, it was reduced some of those memories, anecdotes and photos back into the lighting the narthex and its several photos of the past. Pepowski quickly reaches into his packet of info and pulls to a four-point circuit, excluding Barronett and Silver Lake, light. RXWDOHGJHUERRN7ULFNHUORRNVLWRYHUDQGĂ&#x20AC;QGVWKHRULJLQDO DQGHVWDEOLVKLQJWKH5HY&+0RUULVRQDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSHUPDâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything of interest of the church,â&#x20AC;? Berklund said, receipts, donation amounts and even the sizes and names of nent pastor. adding that a few things in the church are truly unknown. By 1911-1912, the McKinley community would hold re- ´7KDW¡VRQHWKLQJZH¡GOLNHWRNQRZWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWFRXSOHPDUULHG the stained-glass windows, commissioned from the Minnevival meetings under a tent, planning their future and even- KHUH ,W ZRQ¡W FKDQJH WKH ZRUOG EXW SHRSOH ZRXOG Ă&#x20AC;QG LW DSROLV$UW*ODVV&RPSDQ\LQIRU ´7KH\ZHUHGHGLFDWHGRQ(DVWHU6XQGD\ÂľVKHVDLG tual church building. interesting.â&#x20AC;? with a nod and a smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at all the donors! One dollar, 7KHRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOFKXUFKFRQIHUHQFHUHFRUGVQRWHGWKDWODFNRID Several Scandinavian heritages made up the early McKinplace of worship and commented that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the spiritual condi- ley congregation, but it was primarily Swedish and Norwe- Ă&#x20AC;YHGROODUVVRPHJDYHORWVPRUH,WZDVDOOSDLGIRUEHIRUH they were ordered.â&#x20AC;? tion of (the) church was lacking in warmth and life.â&#x20AC;? gian, which also led to one of the things the little church While the stained glass looks like it has always been there, So-called probationary classes were held that next sum- was known for until very recently: their annual palt supper, mer, with the help of two of the other churches on the circuit, ZKHUHWKH6ZHGLVKGHOLFDF\RIDPHDWĂ&#x20AC;OOHGGXPSOLQJZDVD ZKHQWKHFKXUFKZDVGHGLFDWHGDQGRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOO\RSHQHGLQ-XO\ and the early records note that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;spirit (of the church) was regular stop for all denominations, and even a few notables. 1913, it had just clear glass in those two 33-inch by-78-inch frames. And the church was completely debt free when it revived and plans began in earnest to begin building.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too many politicians that missed the palt opened, just as it is today. In cold, late October of 1909, a small group of local women supper,â&#x20AC;? Berklund said, rattling off the names of the state Asâ&#x20AC;&#x153;But the handwritingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the wall,â&#x20AC;? Berklund said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I RUJDQL]HGWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW0F.LQOH\/DGLHV$LG6RFLHW\EUDLQVWRUP- sembly, Senate and even congressional members who were KRSHZHFDQNHHSLWJRLQJ+RSHIXOO\ZHFDQÂľ ing and planning fundraisers to allow the church to rise from regulars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dave Obey, all the assemblymen, you name it. Some of the historical records also include past bulletin the prairie on land donated by Nels Oscar Risberg and his They knew good food when they saw it!â&#x20AC;? notes, writings and memories of the church, which is often wife, Bertha. The building plans and fundraising were swift, While McKinleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past is rich and filled with many referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;she.â&#x20AC;? and the labor efforts prominent and fruitful. Picks, shovels highlights, their future - and that of many old, small rural â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe in the Church because of the heritage which she has brought me. She tells me the story of the Cross, her deep throated roll ... â&#x20AC;&#x153; an early bulletin noted. Another noted writing is for people who may be new to the area or to the church, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a delightful little church in the country, where one can feel Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence. We praise God for those who have come before us and worked hard to start and keep the church going in its early day, as a symbol of their faith.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This church is a gift, absolutely,â&#x20AC;? Tricker said as the the trio sits on the front steps in the sun, sharing records and looking over old history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a wonderful community.â&#x20AC;? Berklund then steps up and leads the group around back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotta see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left of the old outhouse,â&#x20AC;? he said with a wink, as the others shrug and let out a spring smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all gone.â&#x20AC;? $ SDVVLQJ FDU RQFH DJDLQ PXIĂ HV WKHLU OLJKW ODXJKWHU DV Berklund shows the old red building out back. So maybe not all that history is worth sharing. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ If you have anecdotes, photos, stories or thoughts on the McKinley United Methodist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asked to contact Peter Berklund at 715-472-8356, or by mail at 1204 240th Ave., Luck, 54853. 6RPHRIWKHIL[WXUHVVXFKDVWKLVOHFWXUQDUHIURPDORVWHUDDQGJREDFNQHDUO\DFHQWXU\


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No change in Burnett ambulance cost distribution

Close vote on parcel-based plan

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer TOWN OF MEENON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Burnett County ambulance costs will continue to be divided among the towns and villages based on population. A method of distributing the costs based partially on the number of improved parcels of property was defeated Thursday, April 25, at a meeting of the Burnett County Towns Association. The proposed plan would have shifted more of the ambulance service costs to towns with large seasonal populations. The vote by municipalities to keep the present plan was 11 in favor and nine opposed. Under the proposed plan, half of the cost distribution for ambulance service would be based on the number of improved parcels in a municipality while half the cost would continue to be based on population. The shift to the 50/50 split would have taken place over the four years of a new contract with North

Memorial, starting with an 80/20 split in  Voting to keep the present system of cost distribution were the towns of Blaine, Jackson, LaFollette, Oakland, Rusk, Scott, Siren, Swiss, Union and Webb Lake, and the village of Webster. Voting no were the towns of Anderson, Daniels, Grantsburg, Lincoln, Meenon, Sand Lake, West Marshland and Wood River, and the village of Grantsburg. The village of Siren did not vote, and the towns of Dewey, Roosevelt and Trade Lake are not part of the ambulance service. Glenn Rolloff, Grantsburg village president, who presented the new plan, VDLG LW ZRXOG UHĂ HFW WKH HPHUJHQF\ VHUvice use by summer residents who are QRW LQFOXGHG LQ WKH SRSXODWLRQ Ă&#x20AC;JXUHV That would have resulted in higher fees for some areas and lower fees for others. The six municipalities with the largest increases would have been Jackson, Oakland, Scott, Swiss, Union and Webb Lake. The largest decreases in ambulance fees would have been in the towns of Grantsburg, Meenon, and Wood River, and the villages of Grantsburg, Siren and Web-

ster. The swift in the proposed cost distribution can be illustrated by looking at the Ă&#x20AC;JXUHVIRUWZRPXQLFLSDOLWLHV7KHYLOODJH of Grantsburg has the highest population, 1,335 residents or 9.6 percent of the county residents using 2011 numbers. It would SD\LQXQGHUWKHSRSXODWLRQ based system. The Town of Jackson has a population of 778 (5.6 percent of the total) and pays $37,613 on the present plan. +RZHYHU-DFNVRQLVWKHKRPHRI9R\ager Village and has 1,330 improved parcels of property or 9.6 percent of the improved parcels in the county. Under the proposed, plan its cost would have EHHQLQXVLQJWKHVSOLW DQGZRXOGKDYHJRQHWRLQ when the full 50/50 split was in effect. The village of Grantsburg, with 572 LPSURYHG SDUFHOV RU  SHUFHQW RI WKH total, would have had its cost decrease to LQDQGUHDFKDQDQQXDOFRVW RILQXVLQJWKHSRSXODWLRQ and-parcel method. At the end of the four-year period in 2017, the village of Grantsburg would be paying $15,511 less under the 50/50 split

Summer calls for ambulance service The ambulance service keeps statistics by municipality and by calendar quarter. The village of Grantsburg had FDOOVLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWTXDUWHURI-DQuary through March, and 53 calls the third quarter of 2012, July through September, for an increase of 23 calls in the VXPPHU-DFNVRQKDGVL[FDOOVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW quarter of 2013 and 19 calls the third quarter of 2012 for a summer increase of 13 calls. WKDQLWZRXOGSD\LQXQGHUWKHSUHVent population-only plan. Meanwhile, the Town of Jackson would have had its ambulance cost increase by $16,739 in 2017.

County accepts 180-acre property donation

Ahlgren land along Balsam Branch to be preserved for wildlife, water quality

by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Polk County just became the new owner 180 acres that will be designated a 180-acre wildlife preserve and nonmotorized recreational area, thanks to a woman named Janet Ahlgren. Ahlgren offered the property to the county free of charge, and the Polk County Board of Supervisors accepted it Tuesday night, April 30, by a vote of 15 to 8. The land extends for one mile along both sides of Balsam Branch between +Z\  DQG WK $YHQXH  '' .HQnedy County Park is directly south across 120th Avenue. The donation includes the stipulation that it be used for the public purposes of nonmotorized recreation, forestry and education. If it should stop being used for those purposes, ownership would revert to Ahlgren. The area is to be called the Ahlgren Wildlife Preserve and Recreational Area. Ahlgren told the board that she and her husband spent many hours at the property, but never made future plans for it. When her husband, Dave, died six years ago, Ahlgren realized she needed to make a decision about what to do with the land. After seeing how the county and its residents had managed and improved D.D. Kennedy Park, she decided to approach the county. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This county, and the people of this county, and the groups that have participated, and what has been done with the Kennedy property,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what made me decide.â&#x20AC;? Saying it was her dream that whoever wants to should be able to come and enjoy the property, she added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really is a wonderful piece of property.â&#x20AC;? While all the supervisors seemed to agree that the undeveloped property with a mile of river frontage on each side of Balsam Branch was wonderful, not all felt that county ownership of it was for the best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand your love for your property,â&#x20AC;? said Supervisor Patricia Schmidt. She questioned, however, whether it was in the best interest of county residents to take it off the tax roll as county-owned land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you give us this property,â&#x20AC;? she VDLG´WKDW¡VDERXWRIIWKHWD[UROOÂľ (County Administrator Dana Frey later said that, although the property would no longer be generating tax revenue, the county, school, town and other taxing entities would not lose the tax assessment because it would be made up by other property owners.) Schmidt suggested that, rather than give the land to the county, Ahlgren give it to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR, she said, makes payment in lieu of taxes on the land it owns, which

-DQHW$KOJUHQ in 2010 amounted to nearly $305,000 for properties in Polk County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forgive me for not being more gracious,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt concluded. 6XSHUYLVRU +HUVFKHO %URZQ OLNHG Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea, seeing it as a win-win situation. The property would be public, as Ahlgren and the board would like, and the county would be getting payment in lieu of taxes from the DNR. Stepping in to point out that it is not the county boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job to tell Ahlgren what to do with her property, Supervisor Larry Jepsen said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If she wants to pull it off the table and not give it to us, that would be our loss. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough discussion on that point.â&#x20AC;? Kathryn Keinholz noted that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;lostâ&#x20AC;? LQWD[UHYHQXHZRXOGQRWUHDOO\EH lost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone else is paying an extra nickel or dime,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Besides, the money from the DNR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still tax dollars.â&#x20AC;? ´:H¡UHWDONLQJDERXWÂľVDLG6Xpervisor Warren Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $21 DQDFUH,ZRXOGWKLQNLVDSUHWW\ small amount. It seems to me this board frequently gets involved in trivia.â&#x20AC;? Given the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total budget of more than $50 million, he said, he does consider the WREHFRQVLGHUHGWULYLDO When asked by Supervisor Kristine .UHPHU+DUWXQJZKDWWKHFRXQW\ZRXOG do with the property and how much it would cost, parks director Deb Petersen said it would be kept as natural as possible. Its proximity to D.D. Kennedy, Lake Wapogasset Bible Camp property and the *DUĂ&#x20AC;HOGUHFUHDWLRQDUHDZLOOSURYLGHDORW of opportunity for walking trails, she said. While grants are available through the DNR for putting in rest rooms or picnic shelters, she said, there would be no other development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cost for the county to accept it would be zero,â&#x20AC;? she assured Kremer+DUWXQJ Peterson brought up another point when she reminded the board that the Balsam Branch River flows into Lake Wapogasset and keeping the property undeveloped would assure better water

7KLVPDSVKRZVWKHSURSHUW\GRQDWHGWR3RON&RXQW\E\-DQHW$KOJUHQz3KRWRVE\0DU\6WLUUDW quality. Should the county decline the donation and Ahlgren decide to sell it to a developer, Peterson said, it would likely impact the quality of the water. She told the board that the county has been offered four parcels of land in the last year. A committee consisting of herself, Tim Ritten of the Land and Water Resources Department, highway Commissioner Steve Warndahl, forest administrator Jeremy Koslowski, and county planner Tim Anderson score each of the parcels according to set criteria. Only the Ahlgren property, Peterson said, scored high enough to move forward in the process that eventually brought it to the county board. A roll call vote was taken, with 15 supervisors in favor of accepting the donation and eight opposed. In favor were Supervisors Dean JohanVRQ +DUU\ -RKDQVHQ .HLQKRO] 0DUYLQ Caspersen, Tom Engel, Jim Edgell, Craig

Moriak, Jay Luke, Nelson, George Stroebel, Jepsen, Kim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, Russ Arcand, Jared Cockroft and Chairman William Johnson IV. Opposed were Brown, Schmidt, Brian 0DVWHUV 5LFN 6FRJOLR 7RP 0DJQDĂ&#x20AC;FL .ULVWLQH .UHPHU+DUWXQJ *DU\ %HUJstrom and Neil Johnson.

2WKHUEXVLQHVV â&#x20AC;˘ By voice vote the board unanimously DJUHHGWRGHQ\DFODLPĂ&#x20AC;OHGE\&KH\H$QQ Michael, Town of Johnstown, for damages caused by dogs. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim stated that dogs had gotten 50 of her chickens IRUDWRWDOUHSODFHPHQWFRVWRI 7KH claim was disallowed because Michael had failed to buy a dog license for her own dog, as required by state statutes. â&#x20AC;˘ Starting in May, the board meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 21.

Community education weight loss

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Admittedly, the issues are complicated and made even more problematic by the serpentine decision-making process that has evolved over time. For example, there are nine different communicaby Jean Koelz tions towers in the county, each with its Leader staff writer SIRENâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;At the previous meeting of own set of ownership, contractual and Burnett Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Communication and logistical issues involving various com'LVSDWFK$G+RF&RPPLWWHH&KDLUPDQ mittees and legal counsel. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jeremy Gronski tried to reassure every- the Internal process: the consultant the one by explaining that the deadline to county hired years ago, Therkelson & Asmeet the FCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s narrow bandwidth re- sociates, reports to county Administrator quirement by the end of the year did not Candace Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald runs the necessarily need to drive the time lines for information through the administration other projects, especially the remodeling committee, working with emergency or moving of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dispatch center. management Director Rhonda Reynolds Gronski reasoned that upgraded equip- as a liaison to the communication and ment could be installed independent of dispatch committee. Whatever recomother plans, easily meeting the deadline mendations that committee might make and giving the committee time to think would have to go through multiple committees before going before the board of through all the options. +RZHYHU WKDW DUJXPHQW PXVW KDYH supervisors. With Fitzgerald retiring by prompted a lot of discussion in the halls the end of this year, the committee has of the government center, because at the concerns about her being the point perMonday, April 29, meeting, there was sig- son, especially about follow-through once QLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWSUHVVXUHWRNHHSPRYLQJIRUZDUG sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sitting here playing catch-up all on all fronts. The prevailing opinion is that it would be wasteful and disruptive the time,â&#x20AC;? Gronski lamented. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to install new equipment in the dispatch all these different directions - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scary.â&#x20AC;? The perceived lack of progress has center only to rip it out later for a remodel or move. In fact, the FCC deadline helps not been for lack of effort. On the conto keep a sense of urgency for overdue trary, county supervisors and consultants related projects that run the risk of being have spent an inordinate amount of time put on a back burner without a deadline. investigating options and developing

recommendations. Most recently, the county engaged Therkelson to provide a recommendation on a possible merger with Polk Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dispatch center. The proposal was hotly contested by local law enforcement and emergency services. Ultimately, the idea was rejected based on WKHRQJRLQJVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJFRVWV In an effort to investigate all options, Supervisor Gene McClain recently met with St. Croix Tribal Police Chief Frank Taylor to discuss a possible merger with the tribe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burnett County would have WRFRPPLWWRVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJDWOHDVWKDOIDGR]HQ people,â&#x20AC;? McClain explained to the committee. Supervisor Gary Lundberg pointed out that any option with ongoing staffing costs would be problematic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a cost standpoint, we just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to go elsewhere,â&#x20AC;? Lundberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was the same issue we had when we looked at joining with Polk County.â&#x20AC;? ,W ZDV *URQVNL ZKR Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\ VWDWHG WKH obvious: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not committed to spending a certain amount in ongoing expenses for more staff, then letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get those options off the table.â&#x20AC;? Supervisor Edgar Peterson did the math: any option that required more staffing at an average annual cost of $30,000$50,000 per employee would mean a minimum recurring annual cost of at least $250,000. While the county has plenty

of funds for capital improvement, there is no means to pay for ongoing budget increases without raising taxes. No one wants to do that, nor can they, in light of the levy freeze. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No use wasting any more time,â&#x20AC;? Peterson concluded. Supervisor Chris Sybers picked up on the momentum by declaring, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think with doing the towers, upgrading the system, the best bang for our buck is right there in that room,â&#x20AC;? referring to the current dispatch center. Sybers added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s use it. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get it done.â&#x20AC;? Almost everyone agreed. Supervisor Don Chell believes that eventually Burnett County will outgrow the current dispatch room or that dispatch will have to be separated from the jail, with or without remodeling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m strictly against spending any more money up there,â&#x20AC;? Chell said. The motion to recommend leaving the dispatch center in its current location with upgrades, according to a plan devised by a joint committee, passed. If the administration and public safety committees agree, the move will put an end to all talk of joint mergers, construction and relocation of Burnett Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergency call center, clearing the way for a sorely needed remodel and long-overdue equipment replacement in the current space.

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by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer SIRENâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been almost one year since WKHĂ&#x20AC;UHWKDWFDOOHGDQHDUO\HQGWR6LUHQ¡V 2012-13 academic year. Although things are decidedly less chaotic, they seem to be no less busy as Principals Sarah Johnson and Peggy Ryan reported on all the activities scheduled through April and 0D\%RWKUHSRUWVZHUHĂ&#x20AC;UHGRIILQEXOOHW point fashion and included summaries of the following: 100 people at Family Literacy Night, great turnout for the Moms for Kids Carnival, fourth-grade Madison WULSĂ&#x20AC;IWKDQGVL[WKJUDGHFRQFHUWIRUHQsics team trip to state, band trip to state, prom, senior class trip to Twins game, state music competition, scholarship night, AP exams, school play and graduation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not to mention all the track meets, softball and baseball games, next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scheduling, staff training and summer school planning. Between 80 and 100 K-12 students will participate in summer school from June 10-28. Participation is expected to be higher than before, and Administrator Scott Johnson speculated that the response was due, in large part, to the reinstatement of transportation. Later in the meeting, the board approved the $35,000 budget to fund summer school, including payment to 12 staff members, a bus driver and money for supplies. A highlight of Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report was an anonymous $8,000 donation, expected annually going forward, to the scholarship fund. The board was also asked to accept a donation of free housing for members RIWKH6+(FOXEWRDWWHQGDVWDWHWUDLQLQJ conference for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, a national

club for family and consumer sciences students. The meeting began with the introduction of newly elected board members 5KRQGD +LJKstrom and Cate +D\PDQ ZKR had already been serving -HII +RZH KDQGHG RXW the remainder FRPPLWWHH DVVLJQPHQWV WR 6LUHQ 6FKRRO %RDUG of an appointed PHPEHUV DIWHU EHLQJ position, and UHQDPHG DV WKH ERDUGV recognition of re-elected board SUHVLGHQW member Duane Emery. The ERDUG UHQDPHG -HII +RZH DV SUHVLGHQW RWKHU RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV ZHUH VHOHFWHG DQG FRPmittee assignments were made. Later, a VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWDPRXQWRIWLPHZDVVSHQWFRordinating calendars to schedule all the upcoming committee meetings. In other business, the board appointed Emery as the CESA 11 representative for the June 3 conference in Turtle Lake, DSSURYHG WKH  VFKRRO FDOHQGDUDZDUGHGDUHYLVHGĂ RRUUHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ contract to Stalker, approved a mandatory actuarial study bid and approved changes to the support staff handbook. In closed session, the board hired two parttime special education paraprofessionals, Elizabeth Bartlett and Kari Java. The May school board was moved from Memorial Day to Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m.

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I read an article in the April 17 issue of the Inter-County Leader about a 9-year-old Twelve rural legislators from across the state have formed a Rural Caucus with boy, name of Mason Getts, that would like the goal of â&#x20AC;&#x153;raising awareness and advocating on behalf of the people and commu- to see a new playground in Webster. This is a most commendable project and nities of rural Wisconsin.â&#x20AC;? to be thought of by a 9-year-old is very Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same premise of a movement that occurred about four years ago when WKHQ6WDWH5HS$QQ+UD\FKXFNKHOSHGVSHDUKHDGDPRYHPHQWWRJHWUXUDOOHJLVOD- great thinking to help all the young persons in the area. WRUVWRJHWKHUWRDGGUHVVFRQFHUQVVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FWRUXUDOGLVWULFWVFDVKVWUDSSHGVFKRRO It sounds to us to be an affordable projdistricts, roads that need serious work and rising public safety budgets. ect for the people of Webster and all surYou could add communications to that list as rural communities attempt to stay rounding residents of Burnett County. current with technology for purposes of public safety, education and business in When you consider the example of gengeneral. erosity of the Larsen family donation of For lack of a better cliche, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s catch-22. Funds for road improvement, for examthe Chev building and land to the village ple, are often based on usage, meaning roads in urban areas are bound to be at the and summer tourists for the beautiful library, the project to build a playground top of the priority list in many cases. should be an easily affordable amount of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Millions for Milwaukee and pennies for Polk,â&#x20AC;? is a saying made famous by the money to raise from the locals and busiODWH+DUYH\'XKHROPRI/XFNDIRUPHUVWDWHOHJLVODWRUZKRKDGWKHFRXUDJHWR nesses in Webster and around-the-lakes SRLQWRXWWKHLPEDODQFHRIVWDWHGROODUVĂ RZLQJLQWRXUEDQDUHDVDVFRPSDUHGWR landowners. rural districts. We would be happy to help with a doItâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been pointed out that whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for Milwaukee is good for the entire nation of $100 to the fund already started VWDWHDQGWKHUH¡VDVWURQJDUJXPHQWWKDWDVXFFHVVIXOHFRQRP\WKHUHZLOOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;W - even though we are out-of-state residents state coffers and therefore all state residents. If the rewards are dispersed fairly, of - but we are frequent elderly summer visicourse. tors to all of Burnett County. And there have been some good ideas implemented in the past several years, Please inform us where to send a check including sparsity aid, a system to help rural schools, based on students per square to help with your great idea, Mason!

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mile (of district territory), number of students enrolled, etc. Consolidation has become the buzzword among discussions throughout rural counties like Burnett and Polk. Schools are sharing sports programs, teachers, educational resources and transportation on occasion. But it all has stopped short of actual school consolidation, which seems to be too big a jump for most district residents. It often boils down to pride and identity. +RZPXFKORQJHUFDQYLOODJHVXSDQGGRZQ+Z\FRQWLQXHWRVXSSRUWLQGLvidual police departments without some kind of state or federal dollars? And should we expect those state and federal dollars? The answer to that might lie in how rural areas are treated in relation to urban areas - based on per-resident comparison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too often, the needs of rural communities are ignored or put behind the needs of urban and suburban areas of the state, said state Rep. Janet Bewley of Ashland, the chair of the newly formed Rural Caucus. And the debate in the state Legislature frequently centers on just Madison and Milwaukee. The caucus is holding public listening sessions in rural communities across the state, focusing on all issues but focusing on the 2013-15 state budget. $OWKRXJKWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWIRXUPHHWLQJV6SDUWDDQG7RPDKRQ0D\)HQQLPRUHDQG Monroe on May 11, are nowhere near Burnett and Polk counties, it promises to hold meetings â&#x20AC;&#x153;across the state.â&#x20AC;? Rep. Nick Milroy, whose district includes part of Burnett County, is one of the 12 legislators making up the caucus - and therefore one of the listening sessions will likely be held locally. It would certainly be ironic if that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. +DWVRIIWRWKHFRQWLQXHGFDXVHZKLFKZLOOZRUNRQO\LIZHPDNHRXUUXUDO voices heard. - Gary King

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St. Croix Falls Common Council reviews summer events

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The city of St. Croix Falls Common Council entertained a presentation by city event organizer Woody McBride at their Monday, April 29, regular meeting, and McBride noted that the event schedule continues to grow and expand, as does the interest and sponsorship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of good feelings going around town,â&#x20AC;? McBride said as he highlighted several of the Music On The Overlook events, Wannigan Days performers and events, as well as Autumnfest plans. Several things have changed this year, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;plan B â&#x20AC;&#x153; venue locations in cases of rain, where the bands or performances will be moved to the Dalles +RXVHEDQTXHWURRPLQVWHDGRIWKH&LYLF Auditorium, as in the past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The Civic) has lots of potential conĂ LFWVÂľ0F%ULGHVDLG´,WWRRNWKHSUHVVXUH off of everybody.â&#x20AC;? +HDOVRQRWHGWKDWDOORIWKHHYHQWVZLOO be catered by local venues for food and drink, and that they will also take a page from the Autumnfest and other events in that they will all be â&#x20AC;&#x153;low waste,â&#x20AC;? with either full recycling or biodegradable supplies. +H DOVR LQIRUPHG WKH FRXQFLO WKDW WKH cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tourism committee is promoting D ELOOERDUG RQ +Z\  LQ 6KDIHU 0LQQ with an interchangeable banner to highlight events, festivals or bands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thousands of people will see it,â&#x20AC;? he said. The MOTO events kick off on Friday, June 7, and have several notable acts for the Overlook every Friday evening, except for July 5 and Labor Day weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(MOTO) has seriously become one of the premier summer concert series ... in the whole area,â&#x20AC;? McBride said, adding

drawbacks.â&#x20AC;? Even with the new burning policies, the city crew will need to use chipping for branches, some waste and the like, and they eventually want to start a citywide composting effort, as well a designated effort to collect yard waste and leaves, so homeowners donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel the need to burn. In essence, the new policy would DOORZUHVLGHQWVWREXUQLQFRQWDLQHGĂ&#x20AC;UH pits, but would not allow the burning of treated lumber or scrap, as well as leaves or yard waste. The special event permitWLQJ ZRXOG QHHG WR JRW WKURXJK WKH Ă&#x20AC;UH chief and council for approval. â&#x20AC;˘ The council approved starting the process to replace new Police Chief Erin 0XUSK\¡VIXOOWLPHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUSRVLWLRQZKLFK may take up to two months total. They ZLOODOVRHYDOXDWHEXGJHWDU\DQGVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJ needs based on 2011 numbers since 2012 was an unusual year with retirements, Ă&#x20AC;OOLQJLQDQGWKHOLNH 7KH6W&URL[)DOOV0XVLF2Q7KH2YHUORRNDQGRWKHUHYHQWSRVWHUELOOZDVPDGHDYDLODEOH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not adding a position, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re IRUWKHILUVWWLPHDQGUHYHHDOGWRWKHFLW\VFRPPRQFRXQFLOz3KRWRE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ EDFNĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJÂľVWDWHG0D\RU%ULDQ%OHVL They will also take up the captain posithat the local sponsorship interest has tion vacancy once the new hiring process grown dramatically this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ,QRWKHUFRXQFLOEXVLQHVV LVFRPSOHWHGDQG0XUSK\SODQQHGWRĂ&#x20AC;OO really stepped it up.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ The council picked up on suggestions that spot internally. McBride also highlighted some of the to better regulate burning and yard waste â&#x20AC;˘ The council tabled a request for easeWannigan Days events, which they are policies, by approving changes to the the ment by Lakeland Communications for hoping will include a downtown Wash- city code regulating burning. DĂ&#x20AC;EHURSWLFERULQJVDORQJWKHQRUWKVLGH ington Street closure, with events more The changes come from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sus- of Kentucky Street at White Pine Park, in centrally located, and possibly even in- tainability committee, which suggested part due to highly restrictive exclusivity cluding another stage venue on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s limiting burning to recreational-type wording in the contract, which they will south side. FDPSĂ&#x20AC;UHV ZLWK DQ H[FHSWLRQ IRU VSHFLDO review further and possibly alter before +HVDLGWKH5RWDU\&OXELVDOVRWDNLQJ HYHQWVVXFKDVDKRPHFRPLQJERQĂ&#x20AC;UH approval. on a larger role in the food and beverage â&#x20AC;˘ The council approved a request from The changes came about after concerns GHSDUWPHQWDVDIXQGUDLVHU+HDOVRVDLG raised from the city crew doing massive WKH)DOOV&KDPEHUWRKLUHDFLW\SROLFHRIĂ&#x20AC;the parade will again include both cities burning of yard wastes, with all sorts of cer for this Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Falls Sampler event at on the river, with new coordination from potential toxic byproducts. the county fairgrounds, which runs from local business Sign Xpress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I got here, basically, they would 5:30-8:30 p.m. The chamber will cover the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re highly motivated and expect burn anything that would burn,â&#x20AC;? stated FRVWRIWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUDVDVHFXULW\SUHVHQFH to take it over completely next year,â&#x20AC;? he city Administrator Joel Peck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not said. against burning, but it The council and others praised the pre- would smolder and smolsentation and plans and supported all the der. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a policy decision changes and suggestions.  ZLWK ERWK EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV DQG

CONGRATULATIONS

Burnett Medical Center redesignated as trauma care facility

GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Burnett Medical Center is proud to have been redesignated as a level four trauma care facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a designation that enables the facility to treat trauma patients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A trauma patient can range from anyone who has suffered injuries from slipping and falling, to falling out of a tree stand, to being involved in a rollover car crash,â&#x20AC;? explained Polly Groshens, director of nursing at Burnett Medical Center. In order to be designated as a trauma care facility in the state of Wisconsin, the state trauma survey team must verify that a facility has protocols in place to ensure trauma patients can be taken care of in an adequate and timely manner. This includes engaged and competent staff, coordination among facility departments, and relationships with EMS services and tertiary facilities that can continue the care that is initiated at the local hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Upon visiting Burnett Medical Center for our recertiĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQVXUYH\ODVWPRQWKWKHVWDWHVXUYH\RUVPDGHQRWH of excellent EMS response times and care for our patients LQWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGIULHQGO\DQGHQJDJHGVWDIIZKRSURYLGHJRRG clinical care to our patients, and strong relationships with hospitals to which we transfer our patients,â&#x20AC;? shared Groshens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about how trauma patients are treated in the emergency department, but how care is de-

livered throughout the hospital and by those with which we partner.â&#x20AC;? Burnett Medical Center partners with North Memorialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EMS service to transfer patients via ground ambuODQFHIURPWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGWRWKHHPHUJHQF\GHSDUWPHQWDQG when a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition requires more advanced care, the patient is transferred via the air ambulance service to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn. Burnett Medical Center also partners with Abbott 1RUWKZHVWHUQ+RVSLWDOLQ0LQQHDSROLVIRUWKHOHYHORQH heart attack program. With this program, patients suffering a heart attack can be transferred from Burnett 0HGLFDO&HQWHUWR$EERWW1RUWKZHVWHUQ+RVSLWDOLQMXVW 20 minutes. In addition, Burnett Medical Center partners ZLWK5HJLRQV+RVSLWDOLQ6W3DXOIRUSDWLHQWVQHHGLQJ burn care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being redesignated is a great accomplishment and speaks to our readiness to meet the needs of trauma patients that come through our doors. As a community hospital, it is essential we have the relationships and people in place to meet the health-care needs of all WUDXPD SDWLHQWV  KRXUV D GD\ VHYHQ GD\V D ZHHNÂľ said Gordy Lewis, CEO of Burnett Medical Center. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Burnett Medical Center

To The Raffle Ticket Winners At The Regional Hospice Spring Fling Event

4th Prize Garmin Nuvi - Joe Romportl, Spooner 3rd Prize $500 Shopping Spree Syren General Store - Karlye, Trego 2nd Prize 40â&#x20AC;? LED HDTV - Christa Kilen, Spooner And 1st-Prize Winner of $1,500 Pictured with Kathy Hansen is Dawn Townsend

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NY Times best-selling author Michael Perry keeps Grantsburg fundraising crowd a-chucklinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Jodi McLain Special to the Leader GRANTSBURG - In jeans and a fraying Ă DQQHOVKLUW1HZ<RUN7LPHVEHVWVHOOLQJ author Michael Perry took the podium at the gussied-up Grantsburg library fundraising gala Saturday night, April 27. Like his garb, the New Auburn naWLYH¡V Ă&#x20AC;UVW ZRUGV GURYH KRPH WKH SRLQW that there would be no highfalutin city talk to put folks to sleep after their turkey dinners at the Crex Convention Center. Nope, his stories came straight from life in his own small town: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can be 50 years old trying to live down something that happened when you were 15 ... in the gravel pit.â&#x20AC;? And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how the night progressed - story after story that characters from Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved New Auburn are still trying to live down. Those who attended the Mary Ann Erickson Memorial Library event were treated to one comic episode after another, in the order they have appeared in Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books. 3HUU\¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWFROOHFWLRQRIHVVD\VÂľ3RSXODWLRQ0HHWLQJ<RXU1HLJKERUV2QH 6LUHQDWD7LPHÂľ +DUSHU3HUHQQLDO  - arrived on the scene after an agent who read Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in Esquire and on Salon approached him about a book. ´3RSXODWLRQ Âľ LV ´D ERRN DERXW going home,â&#x20AC;? Perry said. But when Perry returned home after 12 years of being elsewhere - going to school, working as a registered nurse, and the like - Perry had to settle back in. Not a drinker, the bars were out. Not even an athlete of the casual kind, softball and bowling were nixed. ´7KHĂ&#x20AC;UHGHSDUWPHQWZDVSUHWW\PXFK

all that was left,â&#x20AC;? he said. Plus, his brother and mother were already on the crew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be the only one at Sunday dinner with no stories.â&#x20AC;? And stories he has gathered. Like the RQH DERXW UXQQLQJ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UH GHSDUWPHQW fundraising softball tournaments during New Auburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jamboree Days. The games get under way at 8 a.m. on that ZHHNHQGVR3HUU\DQGRWKHUĂ&#x20AC;UHĂ&#x20AC;JKWHUV have to show up early, too. Once, at 8:30 a.m., Perry and a buddy were cleaning up the mess from the night EHIRUHDWWKHEHHUWHQWDGMDFHQWWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOG when a guy approached Perry and friend and surprised them by ordering a beer. Seeing as it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t illegal or anything, the man was served. But as he was about to WDNHKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWVLSWKHFUDFNRIDEDWLQWHUrupted his motions, and all the man could muster was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little early in the morning for softball.â&#x20AC;? With a nod to his word-loving audience, Perry introduced his next book, ´7UXFN$/RYH6WRU\Âľ +DUSHU3HUHQQLDO 2006), with this line, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to the library, and I met a woman.â&#x20AC;? But â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truckâ&#x20AC;? is just DVPXFKDERXWWKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO+DUYHVWHUSLFNXSWKDWKHSURFHHGHGWRĂ&#x20AC;[XS Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also just as much about peripheral love stories, like the one about his brother who built a one-room cabin and hauled it at 3 a.m. atop two trailer beds pulled by a Massey Ferguson and braked by a truck hooked behind. This brother, who owned a dump truck as his one-and-only vehicle, met a gal with a dump truck nicer than heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever owned. So it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long before a bathroom was getting added on to the one-room cabin, and Perry, who by this time had a string of failed relationships, issued his brother this sage woman advice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well ya see, this is how it starts.â&#x20AC;? Finally, though, one of Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love interests did stick, and the book next up was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coop: A Family, a Farm and the

3XUVXLW RI 2QH *RRG (JJÂľ +DUSHU 3Hrennial, 2010). For this episode of Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, we moved with Perry out to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;slantways farmhouseâ&#x20AC;? belonging to his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family just in time for the birth of their daughter, an event his wife decided would occur right there at home, a decision in which Perry realized heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get no say. It was a time when Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understanding of family deepened and grew more sentimental, right up to the point where his stepdaughter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;given daughterâ&#x20AC;? he calls her, asked if she could call her dad out in Colorado to announce the baby. The two families get along more like friends than â&#x20AC;&#x153;stepfamilies,â&#x20AC;? and a glowing Perry agreed. The girl dialed the phone, and the next thing Perry heard was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a fa-

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ther again!â&#x20AC;? Finally, it might have been fatherly advice Perry sought as he got to know his wise, old neighbor, Tom, the star of Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visiting Tomâ&#x20AC;? +DUSHU %XW3HUU\IRXQGDQDSSUHciation for human complexity instead. Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a guy who positions an aimed FDQQRQ DW WKH SDWK RI KLV GULYHZD\ +H FRQFRFWVKLVRZQĂ&#x20AC;UHSRZHU5HDOO\KH¡V a throwback. So much so that Perry expected a tear to squeeze from a wrinkly, 80-year-old eye when Perry recognized a scythe Tom had hanging up as the same type Perry uses each year to traditionally harvest a patch of grain. Perry ran down his process of sharpening stones to keep the scythe sharp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yep,â&#x20AC;? Tom agreed, Perry was â&#x20AC;&#x153;doing good.â&#x20AC;? Perry showed Tom how he swings the scythe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yep,â&#x20AC;? Tom acknowledged, that was the right form. Perry commented on how he was just trying to keep the old ways going, to pass VRPHULFKKLVWRU\RQWRKLVJLUOV+HZDV waiting for Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval, and, when Tom cracked open his mouth, Perry was listening close. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yep. And you know what else works?â&#x20AC;? Tom said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of them gas-powered weed whackers.â&#x20AC;? That was a perfect answer for a guy like Michael Perry. Small-town life can be sweet and quaint. But thank goodness for us Michael Perry fans that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also funny as heck. That humor kept the library crowd DURXQGIRUDQKRXUDIWHU3HUU\Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG This writer was doing her best to shake Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand, but she had to wait her turn in a long line of book buyers. Jodi McLain reads Michael Perry books and writes her books - most recently a novel about her own rural standout â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-from a home in Burnett County.

Frederic Elementary Spring Concert

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Annual Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rally in Milltown May 4 Funds raised help local community and families grieving the loss of a child by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer MILLTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; River Wheelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth birthday was Tuesday, April 30, and his family and friends are hosting Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rally, their annual party for him, in Milltown this 6DWXUGD\0D\ River will be there in spirit, having passed away from SIDS at 6 days old, but his birthday party is a celebration of the impact he has made and continues to make. Through the annual event his parents, Ben and Deanna Wheeler, have raised more than $30,000 for a variety of local and regional causes. Closest to their hearts are the organizations and places that helped them as they grieved for River, particularly Faithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lodge near Danbury, a retreat facility for families dealing with the severe illness or death of a child, and The Compassionate Friends, a support group for families who have suffered the loss of a child. In response to the support they received from TCF, the Wheelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have started a local support group that meets the third Tuesday of each month in Milltown. A large portion of Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rally proceeds has also been %HQ DQG 'HDQQD :KHHOHU ZLWK \HDUROG $VKHU { 3KRWR designated to Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Uplift, which goes to local bene- E\0DU\6WLUUDW Ă&#x20AC;WVDQGIXQGUDLVHUVVXFKDV2SHUDWLRQ&KULVWPDV.LG¡V Night Out, and the building of a skate park in Milltown. 7KH0D\HYHQWZLOODJDLQWDNHSODFHDWWKH0LOOWRZQ and registration for the races. There are cash prizes for Community Center, beginning at 8 a.m. with breakfast the 10K bike race, the 10K run and the 5K run. There will

also be a one-mile Walk to Remember. The courses start DQGĂ&#x20AC;QLVKDWWKHFRPPXQLW\FHQWHU'HWDLOVRQUHJLVWUDtion costs can be found at riversrally.org. Presentation of race awards will take place at 10 a.m., followed by a variety of kids activities. Crosswalk Community Church is providing a bounce house that will be open from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Both breakfast and lunch, provided by Shaferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ DQG+DFN¡V3XEDUHRIIHUHGIRUDIUHHZLOOGRQDWLRQ$ pulled pork lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. Numerous items will be available via a live auction DQG UDIĂ HV  7KH OLYH DXFWLRQ ZLOO EHJLQ DW QRRQ DQG WKHUDIĂ HVDQGFDVKGUDZLQJVZLOOWDNHSODFHDOO GD\ORQJ,WHPVLQFOXGHJLIWFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHVIRUUHVWDXUDQWV movies, hotel packages, boat tours and other attractions. There will also be jewelry, a gas grill, patio furniture and home dĂŠcor. A separate drawing for two grand prizes will be held DWSP)LUVWSUL]HLVDLQFKĂ DWVFUHHQ79DQGVHFond prize is a Kindle Fire. For more information visit riversrally.org or call 715553-0212.

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An Asian Adventure wraps up

Celebrating the end of another tax season

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Crex Meadows Wildlife Area hosts pancake breakfast fundraising event project since 2011. The FOC is proud to help support the :LVFRQVLQ'HSDUWPHQWRI1DWXUDO5HVRXUFHVĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOO\ and through its ongoing efforts with the mess hall project. An estimated total of $500,000 is needed to complete the project in the next couple of years. The history of the mess hall at Crex goes back to the early 1960s. These buildings were built for the Youth Conservation Camp program as a side camp for the Ernie Swift YCC Camp at Minong. The YCC program employed youth between the ages of 15 and 18 doing conservation projects around the state. Twenty campers from Ernie Swift would come to Crex from Monday to

Friday each week during the summer to work. This continued until the mid to late 1990s. The current use by NWCEP began soon after the YCC camp use ended. To a point it models the YCC program with youth working on various work projects in the area. If you are interested in joining the FOC, or learning more about it, please contact Kristi Pupak, wildlife conVHUYDWLRQHGXFDWRUDWRUYLDHPDLO.ULVtina.pupak@wisconsin.gov. For complete details and updated wildlife area information, visit crexmeadows. org. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Siren Dragons Football Program Fundraiser

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Frederic/Luck 8, Unity 2 by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Luck/Frederic softball squad was able to capitalize on a strong offensive inning to pull away from and defeat fellow West Lakeland &RQIHUHQFHULYDO8QLW\LQERWKWHDPVĂ&#x20AC;UVW conference match of the year, played on Tuesday, April 30. Due to lingering wet conditions at the Unity softball complex, the game was PRYHGWRWKH%DOVDP/DNH9LOODJHĂ&#x20AC;HOG where they were able to get in a complete game, which the L/F girls won, 8-2. 7KHFRQWHVWZDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWDUWIRU/) junior pitcher Abbie Otlo, who has big shoes to fill with the graduation last year of star hurler Corissa Schmidt, who VWDUWHG DQG Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG RQ WKH PRXQG IRU almost all of the combined squads starts last year. Otlo performed well, giving up just two runs on a handful of hits, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning, where the Eagles used several walks and well placed Texas-league singles to score ERWK&DVV+DQVRQDQG*DEULHOOH)RHOOHU L/F helped Otlo out of that secondinning jam with some solid defensive SOD\E\ERWKWKHLQĂ&#x20AC;HOGDQGRXWĂ&#x20AC;HOGDQG kept the damage to a minimum, keeping the Unity bats in check after that scare. Sierra Thomfohrda started for Unity and pitched strong, until she got roughed XSE\WKH/)EDWVLQDVL[UXQĂ&#x20AC;IWKLQning, where the L/F girls used good base running and well-placed hitting to maximize their impact. Other than her one tough inning, Thomfohrda appears to be a solid starter for the Eagles, picking up where she left off last year.

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Unity 3, Luck/Frederic 2 BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Unity and Luck/ Frederic battled in a doubleheader on Tuesday at Unity. In Game 1 (for conference standings), Unity defeated Luck/ Frederic 3-2 on a walk-off walk by Dylan Ruck to score Kyle Sorensen. Jacob Ruck got the win for the Eagles, going all seven innings while striking out six. Luck/ Frederic pitchers were just as dominant. Dylan Lemay and Karsten Peterson combined on a one-hitter to hold the Eagles to three runs. Unity 5, Luck/Frederic 3 BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In Game 2, Unity defeated Luck/Frederic 5-3. Aaron Koshatka led the way with three runs in the Ă&#x20AC;YHLQQLQJ JDPH  '\ODQ 5XFN JRW WKH ZLQIRUWKH(DJOHV.\OH+XQWHUKRPHUHG for Luck/Frederic in the bottom of the 5th but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough as the Eagles got the sweep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both games were played very well by both teams,â&#x20AC;? commented Eagles FRDFK0DWW+XPSDO ´%HWZHHQWKHWZR games, there were only three combined errors. That is pretty impressive with the lack of games so far this season.â&#x20AC;?

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SoftballteamspackinginĂ&#x17E;rst gamesoftheseason Shell Lake 20, St. Croix Falls 2 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Saints softball team suffered a handful of losses over the course of just a couple of GD\VGURSSLQJWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWWZRJDPHVRIWKHVHDVRQDWD tournament in River Falls Saturday, April 27. The Saints ORVWWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWJDPHDJDLQVW$OWRRQDDQGDQRWKHUWR River Falls, 12-0. Natalie Sempf had two hits to lead the Saints against $OWRRQD DQG KDG Ă&#x20AC;YH VWULNHRXWV ZKLOH 0DULDK 5RKP had the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone RBI. Sempf had another six strikeouts in the loss to River Falls, and McKenzie Christenson had two hits for the Saints in the game while Sempf, Jordy Johnson and Amy +HUULFNHDFKKDGRQHKLW 7KH6DLQWVJRWD6XQGD\¡VUHVWEHIRUHKRVWLQJWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVW home game of the season against Shell Lake on Monday, April 29. The Lakers pounded the ball for 20 runs in the Ă&#x20AC;UVWJDPHRIDGRXEOHKHDGHUZKLOH6W&URL[)DOOVZDV held to just two runs on three hits. 7KH/DNHUVVFRUHGĂ&#x20AC;YHUXQVLQWKHWRSRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWLQning and, despite a pair of errors that led to at least two RI6KHOO/DNH¡VUXQVLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWKH6DLQWVEURXJKWWKH JDPHEDFNZLWKLQUHDFKLQWKHERWWRPRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW$IWHUD

Johnson double and Sempf RBI triple, the Saints put one more run on the board to make it a 5-2 game after a Shell Lake error. It was all Lakers after that, however, as the Saints will now look ahead to their next game scheduled at home against Cameron this Thursday, May 2, beginning at 5 p.m.

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Golfers hit the links at first match in Grantsburg Piratescomeoutontop shootingĹ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2DC;Ĺ&#x201C; by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Grantsburg Pirates led area golf teams at the Grantsburg Golf Course on Monday, April 29, with an overall score of 161 on their home course. /HDGLQJDOORWKHUJROIHUVDPRQJĂ&#x20AC;YH/DNHODQG&RQIHUence teams was Grantsburg freshman Jordan Knutson with a round of 32. Teammate Lars Thoreson followed WKURXJKZLWKDVFRUHRI&KDQGOHU:LW]DQ\KDGD -DNH/DQJHYLQDQG1DWKDQLHO.UDXVHVFRUHGD â&#x20AC;&#x153;The team played pretty well considering it was the Ă&#x20AC;UVW PDWFK RI WKH \HDUÂľ VDLG 3LUDWHV FRDFK 7RP +XOlander. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was nice to actually have a home course adYDQWDJHE\SOD\LQJLQ*UDQWVEXUJIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHLQ DWOHDVWĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUV7KHVHDVRQZDVGHOD\HGWZRZHHNV DQGDOOWKHJROIHUVZHUHMXVWKDSS\WRĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\JHWWRSOD\ a match.â&#x20AC;? The Unity boys golf team wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t far behind with a total

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with 11:53. Colton Sorensen took second place in the 110-meter hurdles for Unity with a time of 18.26 seconds. Will Barr of Siren was fourth in the event with an 18.66. In the 300-meter hurdles, Sorensen was third DQG5RPDQ3RLULHUWRRNĂ&#x20AC;IWKRYHUDOO )UHGHULF/XFN¡V [PHWHU UHOD\ team was second overall with a time of  VHFRQGV 7KH WHDP LQFOXGHG $Umour, Braden, Chenal and Poirier. 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/XFN)UHGHULFSLWFKHU%URGLH.XQ]HURFNVDQGILUHVDVWULNHDJDLQVWWKH&DPHURQ&RPHWVz 3KRWRVE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ pitching from both teams. Luck/Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pitching trio gave up just one hit in the game, while Luck/Frederic picked up their two runs on three hits. Brodie Kunze, Karsten Petersen and Dylan Luck/Frederic 14, Cameron 4 LeMay each took the mound and pitched solid throughout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All around, a well-played game, just by Marty Seeger came up a little short! We can never comLeader staff writer LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Luck/Frederic baseball plain, competing well with a Middle Borteam banged around 12 hits against a solid GHUWHDPÂľ+XPSDOVDLG Zach Schmidt, Trent Strapon and Logan Cameron team in their second conference game of the season on Monday, April 29. +DPDFNKDGWKHRQO\WKUHHKLWVIRU/XFN It was a possible sign of good things to Frederic. come for the team, who got solid pitchOsceola 7, Unity 1 LQJIURP%URGLH.XQ]HZKRZHQWĂ&#x20AC;YHLQOSCEOLA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sun and warmth were the nings allowing six hits, two earned runs stars during last Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Unity versus and struck out nine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a great way to get the confer- 2VFHROD EDVHEDOO JDPH ,W ZDV WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW ence games going again,â&#x20AC;? said coach Ryan outdoor game for both squads after snow+XPSDOZKRJRWDELJERRVWIURPWKHERW- FRYHUHGĂ&#x20AC;HOGVLQ$SULOĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\PHOWHGIRU baseball to begin in earnest on Friday, tom of the lineup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great to see our guys come out April 26. After a deadlocked 1-1 score after four 8QLW\V=DF%D[WHUWDNHVDKHDOWK\ULSDWDIDVWEDOOGXULQJWKH(DJOHVRXWGRRURSHQHUDW2VFHROD of their shell at the plate. The bottom part of the order of (Zach) Kuechenmeister, innings, Osceola knocked in the winning RQ$SULOz3KRWRE\*DUWK2OVRQ .\OH +XQWHUDQG /RJDQ +DPDFNZHQW run with an Alex Freese RBI single in the  RI  GULYLQJ LQ Ă&#x20AC;YH UXQV DQG VFRULQJ Ă&#x20AC;IWK LQQLQJ 7KH &KLHIWDLQV DGGHG WZR Ă&#x20AC;YH UXQV ,I \RX JHW WKH ERWWRP RI \RXU PRUH UXQV LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;IWK DQG ZHQW RQ WR D order to produce like that every night you 7-1 home win. Osceolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting hurler, EHFRPH D WRXJK WHDP WR EHDWÂľ +XPSDO senior Victor Lowney, pitched the win for Osceola. added. %RWK.XHFKHQPHLVWHUDQG+XQWHUZHQW IRURQWKHQLJKWZKLOHWKHWRSRIWKH order produced hits as well, with Dylan Lemay, Zach Schmidt, Kunze and Karsten Petersen each getting hits. Andrei Todd, DQG +DPDFN ERWK KDG RQH KLW DSLHFH DV well. Luck/Frederic scored five runs in WKH ERWWRP RI WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW LQQLQJ DQG QHYHU looked back. Cameron managed to put up three runs in the second inning but Luck/ Frederic picked up one more in the second, two in the third inning, three runs in the fourth and another three in the sixth to end the game.

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S P R I N G Daughter of Luck legend makes her mark Old-timers well remember when 1983 Luck graduate Brad Jerrick dazzled area sports fans on the basketball court, gridiron and baseball diamond. Come this fall his daughter, Kaitlyn Jerrick, will be turning heads in THE SPORTS her own right when VKHWDNHVWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGDV a member of the 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleading squad. The University of St. Thomas freshman was among the chosen few out of 100plus candidates who vied for a coveted spot on the team. The Jerrick name is well-known in local sports circles. In addition to Brad, Kaitlynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncle Steve Jerrick and aunt Lori (Jerrick) Vilstrup also starred while wearing the uniform of the Luck Cardinals. And certainly, whenever ancient local slow-pitch

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softball fans convene, they can be overheard discussing the monumental tape-measure home runs that Steve clubbed during his days playing for the Denucciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team at Moline Field in Lewis.

Tuesday, April 30, the clunker car still sat on the ice of Beaver Dam Lake on the north side of Cumberland. Reportedly, the Siren clunk on Crooked Lake took its unceremonious dive last weekend.

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after the Boston Marathon bombing? Haffele quits Wisconsin high school boys basketball fans were surprised to read that Randolph +LJK6FKRROER\VEDVNHWEDOOFRDFKBob Haffele will hang up the whistle after leading his Rockets to their 10th state championship during his 23 years at the helm. One of his former players, Greg Stiemsma, is a current member of the Minnesota Timberwolves roster and, more importantly, was once pictured on these Leader pages reading a copy RI WKLV ILQH IDPLO\ MRXUQDO +DIIHOH¡V career record is 512-91, according to QHZV UHOHDVHV ,URQLFDOO\ XQFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHG UHSRUWV LQGLFDWH WKDW +DIIHOH EHJDQ KLV YDUVLW\FRDFKLQJFDUHHUDW*LOPDQ+LJK School with a 1-19 record before moving on south to his home stomping grounds. Gilman, of course, is best known locally as a sectional basketball opponent of Frederic in the Spooner sectional back in 1976 as well as being the hometown of living legend Siren coach Brian Webster.

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Comingupshorton alongbeard When the barometric pressure falls on days in early November, and morning temperatures hover in the low 30s or cooler, my mind and body crave the woods. The winds of change and that taste Marty of the autumn air seem to offer a newfound Seeger energy that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t often be felt at any other time of the year, but The when it comes to turBottom key hunting, I want a giant warm hug from Line a spring breeze, green pastures and trillions lighting up the forHVWĂ RRU,GRQ¡WHYHQSDUWLFXODUO\PLQG sharing the woods with the bloodthirsty ticks and mosquitoes that come with it, but mostly because, unlike deer, wild turkeys could care less if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just bathed in a half-gallon of bug spray laced with a heavy dose of DEET. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even mind the burning nettles, poison ivy or trying WRĂ&#x20AC;QGDVKDGHWUHHRQDKRWVWLFN\ODWH April or early May afternoon. Snow, on the other hand, is something I rarely crave when it comes to turkey hunting and, while a frosty spring morning can make for a great turkey hunting DGYHQWXUH,Ă&#x20AC;QGDZDUPGD\PXFKPRUH inviting than the chill of the autumn air. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really the only thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever felt I could control over the past several years of turkey hunting, and the main reason I apply for the third turkey-hunting season each spring. If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not successIXO GXULQJ WKH WKLUG VHDVRQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO three seasons still usually have plenty of over-the-counter tags available. Last I checked, there were more than 1,000 tags DYDLODEOHIRUWKHVL[WKVHDVRQLQ=RQH alone. In my experience, it can be some of the best turkey hunting of the season the later it gets. This spring has been ludicrous in many ways but no matter the weather, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep me out of the woods was last Thursday morning, despite the fact that 90 percent of the Barron County woods still covered in a hard crust of noisy snow. I was late to the woods Thursday morning but, upon opening the truck door and gathering many layers of clothing, the gobblers started talking. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long and the hens, too, were yelping

and cackling, but with noisy snow and a lack of green foliage to move closer, I was forced to wait an hour before ultimately deciding to sneak into the woods. Sneaking was more like rock crushing as ,WULHGGHVSHUDWHO\WRĂ&#x20AC;QGEURZQSDWFKHV of dirt to walk in on, before eventually reaching a bare ridge top where I could no longer move forward, as turkeys were likely close. After settling in at the comfortable base of a large white oak, I started to call. No more than an hour had passed before a Ă RFNRIKHQVDQVZHUHGDQGHYHQWXDOO\ made their way to a jake and hen decoy Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d placed out in front of me. Eventually the hens moved on, and another hour passed, with faint gobbles much too far for calling any closer. With 1,200-gram insulated boots, and another hour gone by, my feet grew numb and tingled with cold as if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been sitting in the deer stand for three hours on even the coldest mornings during the rut. But as another hen cackled, and a close gobble soon followed, my feet became no concern of mine. In the fourth hour, the hens came back to my decoys and a tail fan glowing in the sunlight crested the ridge top. With a bright, glowing red KHDGDJDLQVWDPRVWO\ZKLWHIRUHVWĂ RRU the jake turkey worked his way toward the decoy, gobbling, spitting and drumming as if he were an adult tom. It was a brilliant sight for any turkey hunter, but even as the jake, which had close to a 5-inch beard, got to within 30 yards, I elected to pass on the shot, hoping for a chance at a larger bearded adult tom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to regret doing that!â&#x20AC;? a friend later quipped on a late afternoon phone conversation, and they were mostly right. Work obligations kept me from hunting the following Friday, even though it turned out to be one of the most beautiful days thus far for turkey hunting, and Saturday morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hunt lasted just three hours as any gobblers I did hear moved away from my calls. But Sunday morning I got another opportunity, this time in the same woods and closer to the roost where morning gobbles seemed most frequent. The weather was a brilliant 50 degrees with a slight fog settling in as the sun rose over an old dry run leading toward DQRZVZHOOLQJ+D\5LYHU$ORQHGHHS gobble could be heard several hundred yards ahead of me, as I waited for a good half-hour of daylight to appear before EUHDNLQJ WKH VLOHQFH ZLWK P\ Ă&#x20AC;UVW FDOO of the morning. After a few more subtle FDOOVLWZDVFOHDUWKHJREEOHUKDGĂ RZQ down from the roost, and the gobbles

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rain. In a last-ditch effort, I stood up, hoping for a shot, but the hens that were still QHDUE\Ă HZRIIZKLOHWKHMDNHVDOVRĂ HZ or ran off, leaving me empty-handed. Seeing as how Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d worn out my welcome, and it was only 6 a.m., I tried a different piece of property Sunday PRUQLQJ RQO\ WR Ă&#x20AC;QG JREEOHUV DOUHDG\ VWUXWWLQJLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOG,¡GKRSHGWRKXQW without any way of reaching them without first spooking them into another county. There were other gobblers on the property, as well, but my efforts in calling those birds to my position were fruitless, as nearly 2 feet of soft, slowly melting snow seemed to keep us apart. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about to cross it, and neither was I, but you can bet Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back in a week or two to give it another try. Perhaps, by then, the snow will be gone for good.

Wardens issue two-minute warning to early boaters MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two minutes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about all the time people have before they lose their ability to move their muscles and save themselves if they fall out of a boat or kayak into cold, spring water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This time of the year is particularly dangerous for water fans anxious to enjoy ERDWLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJDQGND\DNLQJVRRQDIWHU the ice melts,â&#x20AC;? said Roy Zellmer, conservation warden and boating safety administrator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An important thing everyone who enjoys Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rivers and lakes must remember is this: the water temperature does not rise as fast as spring temperatures.â&#x20AC;? And, Zellmer adds, someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances RIVXUYLYDORIDQHDUO\VHDVRQERDWĂ LSLQWR icy waters get even worse if they failed to wear a life jacket. A real-life reminder occurred at 6:30 a.m. on April 19 when four anglers were dumped into Lake Michigan as their boat capsized in waters just north of Algoma in Kewaunee County. The four were res-

FXHGE\DQRWKHUĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJYHVVHODQGWDNHQ to a nearby hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Marine Warden David Allen, who says the boat has since washed up on shore, is handling the investigation. Zellmer says hypothermia can occur when the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s temperature drops below 95 degrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The loss of body heat results in loss of dexterity, loss of consciousness and, eventually, loss of life,â&#x20AC;? Zellmer says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water conducts heat away from the body 25 times faster than air. Boaters can take these steps to ensure their safety to have a safe time boating in cold water: â&#x20AC;˘ Always wearing a U.S. Coast GuardDSSURYHGOLIHMDFNHW<RXFDQĂ RDWZLWKout using energy and they cover part of your body, thereby providing some protection from the cold water. â&#x20AC;˘ Avoid alcohol. Most hospitalized hypothermia cases involve alcohol. Alcohol impairs judgment and inhibits the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal shivering trigger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; denying the body its most effective heat-producing

response. â&#x20AC;˘ Stay low in the boat, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand or move around unless necessary. Capsizing and falling overboard is often due to a victim losing balance or tripping over equipment in the boat. Never allow passengers to ride on gunwales or seat backs or outside of protective railings, including the front of a pontoon boat. A sudden turn, stop or start could cause a fall overboard. â&#x20AC;˘ Do not overload a boat. â&#x20AC;˘ Avoid sudden changes in boat speed which can allow the stern wake to overtake and swamp the boat. â&#x20AC;˘ Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. â&#x20AC;˘ Plan what to do if you should fall in. Zellmer says the physical shock of cold water can cause cardiac arrest or coldinduced gasping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your mouth is underwater when this gasp occurs, drowning is the most probable outcome,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you know you are about to fall into cold water, cover

your face with your hands. This helps you to avoid gasping water into your lungs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you do fall in, get back in the boat if possible. The more of your body that is out of the water â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on top of an overturned ERDWRUDQ\WKLQJWKDWĂ RDWV²WKHOHVVKHDW you will lose. Seek professional medical care as soon as possible, even if the victim has seemingly made a complete recovery.â&#x20AC;? If someone is not able to get back in a boat, they should limit body movement and not swim unless they can reach a QHDUE\ERDWRUĂ RDWLQJREMHFW6ZLPPLQJ lowers your body temperature and even good swimmers can drown in cold water. Instead, Zellmer says, people should â&#x20AC;&#x153;assume the heat-escape-lessening positionâ&#x20AC;? Begin by crossing your ankles, then cross your arms over your chest, draw your knees to your chest, lean back and try to relax. For more information, search the DNR Web site for boat safety. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the DNR


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Due To Inclement Weather On Friday, April 19, The Unity Pre-K Busy Bugs And Kindergarten Registration Has Been Rescheduled For Friday, May 17 ATTENTION!

Do you have a child who will be FOUR on or before September 1? If so, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to bring them to our Pre-K Busy Bug Registration at Unity School! *If you have a child who will be FIVE before Sept. 1 and entering Kindergarten, who did not attend the Pre-K Busy Bug Program, please call to schedule an appointment. Registration for your child will be with the Kindergarten Team on Friday, May 17.

Place: Unity Elementary Library Dates: Friday, May 17 RSVP: Please call the Elementary Office at 715-825-2101, ext. 3500, to set up your twohour session time! 582361 26d 37L

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Polk County marriages 6DQGUD . 'DPSLHU 7RZQ RI /DNHWRZQDQG.HQQHWK/&RHQ7RZQ RI/DNHWRZQLVVXHG$SULO 0DULVVD 5 :LOOLDPVRQ 7RZQ RI (XUHND DQG -HVVH $ .ORHW]NH 2VFHRODLVVXHG$SULO 'DQD / (JOHU (ON 5LYHU 0LQQ DQG$QWKRQ\'$PPDQQ,,,&HQWXULD LVVXHG$SULO (May 1, 8, 15) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY ROYAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH W. TELSCHOW, Defendant. Case No. 13CV169 Money Judgment: 30301 AMENDED SUMMONS To: Joseph W. Telschow 678 115th Street Amery, WI 54001 You are hereby notified that Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after May 1, 2013, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Polk County Judicial Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, and to Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C., and to Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C., Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, whose address is 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway, P.O. Box 1030, Eau Claire, Wis. 54702-1030. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013. Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. By: Christine A. Gimber State Bar ID #: 01020223 Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Address: P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 582248 WNAXLP

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Case No. 12-CV-120 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE By virtue of a judgment of fore closure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on December 5, 2012, in the amount of $96,305.15, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wis., will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Courthouse in the Village of Balsam Lake, in said County, on the 6th day of June, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot 1 of CSM 12-96, Map No. 2609, a part of the N 1/2-NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 33 North, Range 15 West (in the Township of Clayton). PROPERTY ADDRESS: 25 80th Avenue, Clayton, Wisconsin 54004. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 16th day of April, 2013. /s/Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Daneille M. Strong WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715/839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. 581561 WNAXLP

GARAGE/ MOVING SALE

1DQF\ 0 $QGHUVRQ  7RZQ RI 'DQLHOVGLHG$SULO (Apr. 24, May 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, NA 100 WEST WASHINGTON ST. 5TH FLOOR PHOENIX, AZ 85003 Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD TURNQUIST 1965 OSCAR LANE BALSAM LAKE, WI 54810-2950 Defendant. Case No. 13 CV 139 Classification: 30301 K&A File: 695 Client Reference #: 100844462 SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To: Richard Turnquist 1965 Oscar Lane Balsam Lake, WI 54810-2950 You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after April 24, 2013, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Polk County, Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and the Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney whose address is Kostka & Associates, LLC, P.O. Box 1291, Wausau, Wisconsin 54402-1291. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This communication is from a debt collector. Dated: April 22, 2013. KOSTKA & ASSOCIATES, LLC Timothy L. Kostka, Esq. Wisconsin Bar: 1000258 P.O. Box 1291 Wausau, WI 54402-1291 Telephone: 715-842-0779 Facsimile: 715-842-0489 582030 WNAXLP

(Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Community Bank of Cameron Grantsburg - Siren 114 E. Madison Avenue Box 718 Grantsburg, WI 54840, Plaintiff, vs. Dwight A. Anderson 2940 140th St. Frederic, WI 54837 Paula J. Anderson 2961 140th St. Frederic, WI 54837 Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Case # 12-CV-103 Case Class Code: 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above action on the 15th day of May, 2012, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, Balsam Lake, Wis. 54810, on the 11th day of June, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. of that day, the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: The SE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 3, Township 36 North, Range 17 West, Polk County, Wis., excepting therefrom a parcel of land described as follows: commencing at the Southeast corner of said forty acres, thence North 22.5 rods, thence West 35.5 rods, thence South 22.5 rods, thence East 35.5 rods to the point of beginning. Property Address: 2961 140th St., Frederic, WI 54837 Ten percent (10%) of the successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Dated this 15th day of April, 2013. Terms of Sale: Cash. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff 1005 W. Main St. Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Todd H. Anderson, #1012132 Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 507 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5365. Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 582028 WNAXLP

MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE AND DOWNSIZING

Thurs. & Fri., May 9 & 10, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. King-size bed frame and headboard; name-brand clothing (infant to adults); XL camouflage clothes; adult trike; kids bikes; toys galore; books and soccer gear; holiday decor; linens; baby gear; much household and much misc.

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582515 37Lp 27dp

Sand Lake, 1983 110th Ave., Dresser. Watch for signs.

Mechanicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tools; carpenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tools; clothing; paddleboat; dock; 2000 Astro Van.

Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; All Day Sat.

582453 37Lp

GARAGE SALE MULTIPLE SALES IN THE AREA Friday, May 3, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ping-pong table; king-size bedspread; dresser set; athletic equipment; computer; printer; scanner/printer combo; Casio digital piano; wall hangings; adult and teen clothing; computer desk and much more. 582352

26dp 37Lp 2391 Beede Lake Trail 5 Miles North of St. Croix Falls, Just Off Hwy. 87

MOVING SALE & HOUSE FOR SALE

Furniture; cabin dĂŠcor; piggy banks; clothes (adults); 3 sets of table & chairs; houseplants; and lots more.

Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat., May 8-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 24366 Swenson Rd.

582501 37Lp 27ap

24145 Clam Lake Drive Siren

West of Siren, off Hwy. 70. Watch for signs. 715-791-9295

(Apr. 17, 24, May 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005BC1 Plaintiff vs. JAMES W. LINDGREN; KRISTINE M. LINDGREN F/K/A KRISTINE M. PAUTSCH; CUMBERLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND EXTENDED CARE UNIT, INC.; CAPITAL ONE BANK USA; GRAZZINI BROTHERS AND COMPANY; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Case No. 12 CV 17 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 13, 2012, in the amount of $149,365.57, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The North 15 Acres of the Southeast 1/4 of Southeast 1/4, Section 30, Township 35 North of Range 16 West. A nd a perpetual easement over and across the driveway as now used and traveled for access to South 25 Acres of Southeast 1/4 Section 30, 3516. TAX KEY NO.: 026-01245-0000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1913 W. Bone Lake Dr., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810. Christina M. Putman State Bar No. 1075422 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Ste. 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 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. 581479 WNAXLP

HUGE

MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE

Thurs. & Fri., May 2 & 3, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat., May 4, 8 a.m. - Noon

582086 26ap 37Lp

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(Apr. 24, May 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY 112 E. Washington Street DTB 8 Bloomington, Illinois 617010001, Plaintiff, vs. RYAN J. HEMINGWAY 1786 100th Street Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, Defendant(s). Case No. 13-CV-57 Daubert Law Firm File : 12-05148-0 SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after April 24, 2013, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and to plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, whose address is One Corporate Drive, Suite 400, P.O. Box 1519, Wausau, Wisconsin 54402-1519. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: April 16, 2013. DAUBERT LAW FIRM LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff John D. Schroeder State Bar No.: 1086880 One Corporate Drive, Suite 400 P.O. Box 1519 Wausau, WI 54402-1519 715-845-1805 581848 WNAXLP

TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS REQUESTS BIDS FOR TRIP PROJECT

Notice is hereby given that the Town of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, is accepting bids for roadwork for a TRIP project to resurface .33 mile of 200th Street as follows: 1. Pulverize, build base, remove clay pockets, widen to 22 feet and pave with 3-inch hot mix asphalt .33 mile. 2. This project may require prevailing wage rates. Bid packets will be available at the Town Hall. For specific details of the above project, contact Steve Jacobs, Public Works, at 715-338-6433 or Town Hall, at 715-4831851. Bids to be considered must be sealed and received by the Town at the Town Hall located at 1305 200th Street prior to noon on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Bids will be opened on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at noon and may possibly be awarded at the Town Board meeting on May 15, 2013. The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any, any part of, and/or all bids and to waive irregularities and information therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of the Town of St. Croix Falls. Janet Krueger, Town Clerk 582046 36-37L 26-27a,d WNAXLP www.townofstcroixfalls.org


OFFICIAL NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW

Notice is hereby given that the Village of Frederic Board of Review will meet at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in the Conference Room at the Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W., Frederic, Wisconsin, to hear sworn testimony from property owners objecting to their assessments pursuant to Sec. 70.47(1) of the Wis. Statutes. Applications for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Objection form for Real Property Assessmentâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Objection form for Personal Property Assessmentâ&#x20AC;? can be obtained at the Village Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Intent to file objections must be filed 48 hours prior to commencement of the Board of Review. A waiver to the 48-hour notice may be granted by the Board of Review during the first two hours of the meeting if the applicant shows good cause for the failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement. Objections will be scheduled to be heard by the Board in the order in which 581819 36-37L WNAXLP they are received.

NOTICE OF MEETING OF BOARD OF REVIEW STATE OF WISCONSIN TOWN OF ANDERSON - BURNETT COUNTY

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Anderson, Burnett County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on May 18, 2013, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 1. No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property. 2. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection, except at a session of the board. 3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submis sion of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board. 5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. 6. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Anderson has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats. 7. The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. 8. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s. 70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. Jessica King, Clerk 582562 37L WNAXLP

TOWN OF LAKETOWN BURNING RESTRICTION

No burning is allowed from midnight until 6 p.m. from April 1 through June 1, 2013. Patsy Gustafson Town Clerk

(Apr. 17, 24, May 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.; Plaintiff, vs. JAMES R. RICHARDSON and ROXANNE M. RICHARDSON, husband and wife; and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; and RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC; and MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; and MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.; Defendants. Case No. 12-CV-582 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 14, 2012, in the amount of $244,631.55, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 16, 2013, at 10:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot Two (2) of Certified Survey Map No. 1945, recorded in Volume 9 of Certified Survey Maps at page 92, as Document No. 538685, located in the East One-half (1/2) of the Northwest Onequarter (1/4) of the Southwest One-quarter (1/4) of Northwest One-quarter (1/4) of Southwest One-quarter (1/4) of Section Thirteen (13), in Township Thirty-three (33) North, Range Nineteen (19) West, in the Town of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin. Together with easement rights of access on the 30-foot easement over Lots 1 and 4 of said Certified Survey Map No. 1945, all as shown on said Certified Survey Map No. 1945. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 945A 248th Street, Town of Osceola. TAX KEY NO.: 042-01013-0200. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, WI Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. 581270 WNAXLP

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ST. CROIX FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A MEDIA SPECIALIST GRADES 5 - 12

pass a background check. How to Apply: Complete an application that can be found at www.scf.k12.wi.us, and send along with your cover letter; resume; 3 letters of recommendation and transcripts to: St. Croix Falls School District, P.O. Box 130, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, attn.: Darci Krueger. Application packages can also be e-mailed to: kruegdl@scfschools.com. 582517 37-38L Deadline to apply is May 10, 2013 at 4 p.m.

HELP WANTED Construction materials and carpentry work donations needed for nonprofit FFS cat condos.

Call 715-501-8488

The School District of St. Croix Falls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, handicap or physical, emotional or learning disability.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Section 70.45 of Wis. Statutes, the Assessment Roll of the Village of Frederic will be completed and open for public examination at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the office of the Village Clerk at Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W., Frederic, Wisconsin. The assessor will be present and available to answer questions regarding property assessments. In addition, instructional information and objection forms will be available during this time. These documents will assist property owners in the event they find it necessary to schedule a hearing before the Board of Review.

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VILLAGE OF FREDERIC OFFICIAL NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK

Polk County circuit court

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Announcing the 2013 Burnett And Washburn County Hazardous Waste Collection The northwest counties of Wisconsin are making it easy for residents to dispose of unwanted or unusable household chemicals. Shading on the schedule below indicates a Saturday collection where medications, electronics and appliances will be accepted. Absolutely no medications, electronics or appliances will be collected at weekday events. Please see table below for items accepted. Please contact Jen with questions at 715-635-2197, or jbarton@nwrpc.com. Event schedule is as follows:

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COUNTY

LOCATION

TIME

CONTACT

Wed., May 22 Sat., June 1 Sat., Aug. 3

Burnett

Grantsburg-Fairgrounds Webster-Fairgrounds

10 a.m.-Noon 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Washburn

Minong-Transfer Station

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jen Barton 715-635-2197 Jen Barton 715-635-2197 Jen Barton 715-635-2197

Wed., Sept. 4

Washburn

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Siren-County Highway Shop Birchwood - Sewer Plant: 412 Edenharter Dr. Spooner - HHW Storage Site

10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-Noon 3-5 p.m.

Jen Barton 715-635-2197

Hazardous waste will be accepted at the above locations and only at designated times. Items include: oilbased paints, solvents, pesticides, hazardous cleaners, rechargeable, nicad, metal halide and button batteries, corrosives, flammables, mercury, gas, antifreeze, cell phones and others

Preregistration is required for businesses and reasonable charges will be assessed. For information on prices or to register, contact Jen Barton at 715-635-2197. Preregistration is also requested from farmers that wish to dispose of hazardous farm chemicals; the service for farmers to dispose of chemicals is free of charge up to 200 lbs.

Items not accepted at these events: Alkaline and car batteries, asbestos, ammunition and explosives, radioactive wastes and latex paint (nonhazardous, must be dried out and disposed of with regular garbage). For information on disposal methods for items such as waste oil, automotive batteries, electronics, appliances and tires, please call Jen for locations in Burnett and Washburn counties.

Below are items that will have a disposal charge: â&#x20AC;˘ 50¢ per < 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fluorescent tube, circular bulb, or CFL â&#x20AC;˘ 75¢ per > 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fluorescent tube â&#x20AC;˘ $2.50 per H.I.D. light bulb â&#x20AC;˘ $1.75 per < 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fluorescent shatter shield tube â&#x20AC;˘ $2.25 per > 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fluorescent shatter shield tube â&#x20AC;˘ $1.00 per oil filter

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Notices/Employment opportunities

Two days per week Thursday & Friday. Send resume to:

Administrator

623 S. 2nd Street Luck, WI â&#x20AC;˘Â 715-472-2164 E.O.E.

VILLAGE OF SIREN - REQUEST FOR BIDS CLEANING SERVICE - VILLAGE HALL

The Village of Siren is requesting bids for biweekly cleaning service contract for Village Hall. Specifications can be picked up at Village Hall or are posted on the Villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site at http://visitsiren.com/?110650. Please submit your sealed bids to the Village of Siren, 24049 First Avenue, P.O. Box 23, Siren, WI 54872, by noon on May 9, 2013. The Village reserves the right to reject any or all bids. EOE. 582369 37L WNAXLP

NOTICE TOWN OF BALSAM LAKE

DUMP WEEKEND

Dump weekend will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11.a.m. at the Town Shop

Brush and leaves will be accepted, but no tires or appliances will be accepted.

Brian R. Masters, Clerk

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NOTICE - VILLAGE OF SIREN RESIDENTS NOXIOUS WEED NOTICE

Notice is hereby given, to each and every person who owns, occupies or controls land in the Village of Siren, County of Burnett, State of Wisconsin, to destroy all noxious weeds: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge and Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny). The term destroy means the complete killing of weed plants above the surface of the ground by the use of chemicals, cutting, tillage, cropping system or any or all of these in effective combination, at a time and in a manner as will effectually prevent the weed plants from maturing to the bloom or flower stage as required by Wisconsin §66.0407. Ann L. Peterson 582182 37-38L WNAXLP Clerk/Treasurer

NOTICE

TOWN OF LORAIN

BOARD MEETING Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Lorain Town Hall

Agenda: Call meeting to order. Verify publication of meeting/ Roll Call. Approve minutes of previous meeting. Approve treasurer report. Motion to pay bills. Reports: Ambulance, Fire Dept., Roads. Comprehensive land use commission. appointment of commissioners for Comprehensive Land Use. Motion to set date for Board of Review. Add agenda items for future meeting. Motion to adjourn. Susan E. Hughes, Clerk Notice: Any resident that is interested in serving on the Comprehensive Commission should contact the clerk or chair582402 37L 27a man prior to the appointments on May 9.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SIREN VACANCY NOTICE Position: Qualifications: Duties:

Requirements: Application:

Posting Date: Desired Start Date

Educational Interpreter - K-12 - Pupil Services Wisconsin DPI Certification The School District of Siren has opened a search for an Educational Interpreter for the 2013-2014 school year. This position will require after-school and weekend interpreting for DHH student(s) in extracurricular activities. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates are asked to apply immediately by sending a letter and a resume stating qualifications, experience and references to: Sara Towne, Special Education Director, School District of Siren, 24022 4th Avenue, Siren, WI 54872. March 2013 582422 37-39L 27-28a,b,c,d August 28, 2013

Available Beginning May 1 at the Luck Public Library And on the Web site bonelakewi.com Comments by June 15 to: Harmony Environmental 516 Keller Ave. S. Amery, WI 54001 harmonyenv@amerytel.net

Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages. Submitted to the Town of Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Laura Alberg, Agent Shooterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LLC 1161 Main Avenue Lewis, WI 54837 Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages from May 9, 2013, to June 30, WNAXLP 2013. Dated April 23, 2013 582173 26a 37L Betty Knutson, Clerk Town of Clam Falls

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

The Siren Sanitary District will hold their monthly Board Meeting on Thursday, May 9, 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 715-349-5119 582003 36-37L WNAXLP

NOTICE OF HEARING

On May 21, 2013, at 9 a.m., a public hearing will be held in the County Boardroom located in the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI, to consider reclamation plans for the following proposed nonmetallic mines: â&#x20AC;˘ Robert Moravitz, 30 acres located: 152 150th Ave., part of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 23/T34N/R15W, Town of Beaver. â&#x20AC;˘ Cemstone Ready Mix, 155 acres: SW 1/4 of Sec. 36/T34N/R16W, Town of Apple River. The reclamation plans are open for review by the public in the Land & Water Resources Dept. If any questions concerning the reclamation plan, please contact Peter DeJardin, 715-485-8630. 582458 37L WNAXLP

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Part-time position available with Burnett County in N.W. Wisconsin. www.burnettcounty.com for further details or 715-349581976 2181. Application deadline May 3, 2013. EOE. 36-37L 26a,b,c INVITATION TO BID - TOWN OF SIREN

The Town of Siren is seeking sealed bids for asphaltic pavement road repairs. Asphalt surface will be two inches (2â&#x20AC;?) thick compacted and twenty feet (20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) wide, approx. 2 miles. Overlay asphalt surface will be one inch (1â&#x20AC;?) thick compacted and twenty feet (20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) wide, approx. .5 mile. Pavement material shall be hot mix asphalt and or warm mix asphalt Type E-1 with PG 58-28 asphaltic binder. Contractors will do final preparation. Sealed bids are due and will be opened at the Siren Town Monthly Board meeting, May 9, 2013, following the Siren Town Sanitary meeting, 6:45 p.m. Contractors are bidding these roads as a whole project. Contractor further agrees to abide by prevailing wage and other public work construction laws. The Town of Siren reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Any questions and to view projects, may contact Scott Abbott, Siren Town Hall, 715-349-7677, 715-790-8554. Must provide proof of insurance. 581897 36-37L WNAXLP

VILLAGE OF LUCK RESIDENTS SPRING CLEANUP DAYS Friday, May 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. to noon Monday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dumpsters are located at the Village Shop on West 3rd Avenue. Residents must bring their refuse to the shop during the above hours. NO GARBAGE OR RECYCLABLES. $5 per appliance/air conditioner/water softener. Auto tires accepted: Car and truck (up to 18â&#x20AC;?), $5/truck (20+â&#x20AC;?), $10. PREPAYMENT FOR APPLIANCES MUST BE MADE AT THE LUCK VILLAGE HALL BEFORE DROPOFF.

TOWN OF WEST SWEDEN NOTICE OF ROAD INSPECTION The Board members of the Town of West Sweden will be conducting a road inspection initiating at the Bremer Bank, Frederic, WI, parking lot on Monday, May 6, beginning at 5 p.m. 582592 37L

Respectfully, Andrea Lundquist Municipal Clerk

Monthly Board Meeting Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Milltown Fire Hall

Virgil Hansen, Clerk

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NEW HOME CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING Tues., May 7, 2013 6:30 p.m. Eureka Town Hall

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AGENDA TO BE POSTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: Town Hall Town Garage - Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Wolf Creek Bar Edgetown Tavern www.townofeureka.org Melody Jacobs, Clerk

Part-Time Certified Social Worker

APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TOWN OF CLAM FALLS

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2111 Hwy. 87 St. Croix Falls, WI

Info. Call 715-483-9140

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK - STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Anderson - Burnett County

Pursuant to s.70.45, Wis. stats., the Town of Anderson assessment roll for the year 2013 assessment will be open for examination on May 11, 2013, at the Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection and Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Jessica King, Clerk 582561 37L WNAXLP

Part-Time Bookkeeper - Frederic For full job description & application, visit us online,

www.nwcgc.com/careers/

NWCGC is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Monthly Town Board Meeting Will Be Held Thurs., May 9, 2013, At 7 p.m. At The Eureka Town Hall

BONE LAKE AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE DRAFT FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

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TOWN OF EUREKA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

POSITION OPENING

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BIDS WANTED Town of Anderson Burnett County, Wisconsin

The Town of Anderson is seeking sealed bids for the following roadwork projects: Pave approximately 1/2 mile of Bonneville Road from County O to Bass Lake Road and 1/2 mile Bass Lake Road from Bonneville Road to Maplewood Road. Sealed bids can be sent to: Town of Anderson, Attn: Randy Schadow, 13808 Anderson Road, Grantsburg, WI 54840, and should be marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;road bids.â&#x20AC;? Bids are to be received no later than May 13, 2013, at 5 p.m. All bids will be opened and reviewed May 14, 2013, at the town board meeting. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For questions on the road bids or specifications contact: Randy Schadow, Town Patrolman at 715-488-2911. Jessica King, Clerk 582539 37L WNAXLP

Village of Frederic

SPRING CLEANUP WEEK May 6 - 10, 2013

The Village crew will pickup such items as: Appliances - $20 â&#x20AC;˘ Furniture - $10 each Tires - $5 each Demo Material/Misc. Items - $10 Minimum charge per load

Call 715-327-4294 to schedule a pickup

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Burnett County warrants

NOTICE

RESIDENTS OF TOWNS OF OAKLAND, SWISS AND UNION SPRING CLEANUP -- FREE DAY The Oakland Collection Center is accepting items at no charge for one day only on:

Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NO building materials of any kind, leaves or haz582108 37-38L ardous materials will be accepted.

CURRENT OCC CARD REQUIRED TO DROP OFF ITEMS RESIDENTIAL ONLY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NO COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES


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The Town of Milltown is accepting bids for the following road projects. 1-1/2 miles of chip seal â&#x20AC;˘ 3-1/2 miles of blacktop For information contact Jeff Erickson at 715-825-3486. Bids are due by May 10, 2013, to the clerk at: P.O Box 100, Milltown, WI, 54858. The Town of Milltown reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

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Sterling Bank is accepting applications for a

Full-Time Teller/Customer Service Representative At Our Luck Branch

We are seeking individuals who possess excellent communication and people skills, as well as strong analytical and problem solving skills. Previous customer service and cash handling experience are preferred. To apply, please send your resume to: Kyle Johansen, Sterling Bank, P.O. Box 314, Luck, 582611 37-38L 27a,d WI 54853. Sterling Bank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

JOB VACANCY School District of Siren Summer Maintenance

The School District of Siren has opened a search for Summer Maintenance positions. There are part-time and full-time positions available. These are temporary positions from June through August, 2013, and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour. Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ Must have a high school diploma â&#x20AC;˘ Must be 18 years of age â&#x20AC;˘ Must be able to lift 50 lbs. â&#x20AC;˘ Must be able to perform general maintenance and custodial duties â&#x20AC;˘ Must be able to move classroom furniture â&#x20AC;˘ Must be punctual & reliable â&#x20AC;˘ Must pass a criminal background check Interested applicants may apply by submitting an application to: Scott Johnson, District Administrator, School District of Siren, 24022 4th Avenue, Siren, WI 54872. Applications are available in the Siren School District Office or on the School Board page of our Web site: www.siren.k12.wi.us. Application deadline: May 17, 2013, 4 p.m. 581961 36-38L Please do not e-mail applications.

ST. CROIX CASINO DANBURY JOB POSTINGS In-House Job Postings For April 12, 2013

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Anyone employed at a nongaming facility must fill out an application and meet the criteria and job requirements of the desired position. If hired, you will be required to attend orientation. St. Croix Casino Danbury is a drug & alcohol-free workplace. DINING ROOM 2 PART-TIME HOSTS & 2 PART-TIME WAITSTAFF Native American preference. Must be dependable. Must have great guest service. Knowledge of Micros, trainable. Must be able to be on feet long periods of time. Must be able to work nights, weekends & holidays. Contact Kelly Benjamin, ext. 2581. EVS 4 FULL-TIME JANITORS Native American preference. Must be dependable. Must be able to take directives. Must be able to keep the casino areas cleaned that are assigned to you. Must be able to be on your feet for long periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work nights, weekends & holidays. 2nd & 3rd shift. Contact Gary Bearhart, ext. 2565. KITCHEN 2 PART-TIME PREP COOKS & 2 PART-TIME LINE COOKS Native American preference. Must be dependable. Must be able to work nights, weekends & holidays. Must have some knowledge of the kitchen area and deli. Must have great guest service. 2nd shift. 2 Part-Time Deli Positions Contact Linda Jorgensen, ext. 2583. TABLE GAMES 4 PART-TIME DEALERS Native American preference. Must have some knowledge. Must be able to work nights, weekends & holidays. Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Must be able to train within the department. Contact Miki Geisler, ext. 2665. CAGE/SWEEPS 1 PART-TIME SWEEPS Native American preference. Must be able to work nights, weekends & holidays. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to pass a math test. Contact Brenda Staples, ext. 2550. MUST GET GENERAL MANAGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S APPROVAL

Notices

TOWN OF MILLTOWN NOTICE OF BIDS

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Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk

NOW HIRING

Holiday Stationstores are now hiring for Part-time Spring & Summer Sales Associates in combination with Food Service positions.

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:

LUCK * BALSAM LAKE * WEBSTER * GRANTSBURG * OSCEOLA * MINONG

Applications may be picked up at each store. Thank you for your consideration! E.O.E. 579906 31Ltfc, 21a,dtfc

TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS Polk County, Wisconsin www.townofstcroixfalls.org PLAN COMMISSION - NOTICE OF HEARING May 8, 2013

The Town of St. Croix Falls Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Town Hall at 1305 200th Street & U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Written evidence, testimony, or comments, if any, must be delivered in person or by mail to the Town Hall. Edward Schaubschlager requests a special exception to allow a secondhand store in the Commercial District. The property address is 1942 U.S. Hwy. 8. St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. The parcel identification number is 044-00343-0100 and the property is in Section 35. Joanna Victor requests a minor subdivision. The current parcel is 4.9 acres and will be divided into 2 lots. The property is located in Section 25 and the parcel identification number is 044-00660-0000. The Town of St. Croix Falls is holding a public hearing to discuss amendments adding Chapter 3 to the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zoning Ordinance. Drafts of the proposed changes are available at the Town Hall or the Town Web site, http://www.townofstcroixfalls.org Jim Alt, Zoning Administrator 582045 36-37L WNAXLP

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW AND OPEN BOOK TOWN OF WEST SWEDEN

Notice is hereby given that the Open Book for the Town of West Sweden, Polk County, will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 3 - 5 p.m., at the Town Hall, 3147 3rd Avenue N., Frederic, WI 54837. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of West Sweden, Polk County, will follow the Open Book starting Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 5 -7 p.m., at the Town Hall. Please be advised that the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board. No person shall be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact, or provide information to a member of the board about that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection except at a session of the board of review. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board, or contest the amount of any assessment unless at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub, (3) (a), that the person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub (6m) and if so which member will be removed and the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the board or review, the person shall specify, in writing, the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimate of value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board, or object to the valuation; if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s.73.03 (2a) that the assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s.19.35(1) of WI Statues. Respectfully Submitted Town of West Sweden 582591 37L WNAXLP Andrea Lundquist, Clerk Notice is hereby given this 1st day of May, 2013.

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Convenience Store Assistant Manager Position Osceola, WI

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:

Stop-a-Sec Inc.

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

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OPEN BOOK - TOWN OF SIREN

The Open Book for the Town of Siren will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Siren Town Hall, 7240 South Long Lake Road. The assessor will be available at this time to hear any and all complaints from the taxpayers. Please call Associated Appraisal Consultants at 800721-4157 to schedule an appointment. Board of Review will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Siren Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Notice is hereby given this 22nd day of April, 2013, by Mary Hunter, Clerk. 582002 36-37L WNAXLP

POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Seasonal Parks/Highway Laborer $11.50/hr. 7 Temporary Positions Approximately 40 Hrs./Week (Monday-Friday) Deadline To Apply: May 6, 2013 Jail/Corrections Officer $20.44/Hr. Full Time - Averages 39.73 Hrs./Week 1 Vacancy And Create Eligibility List Deadline To Apply: May 20, 2013 YOU MUST COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at www.co.polk.wi.us, Employment Opportunities. AA/EEOC C.N.A. - Golden Age Manor $13.12/hr. + shift differential Part-time positions available for .40 for pms & .50 for nocs PM shift (2:30 - 9 p.m.) & Night shift (10:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.) shifts Deadline To Apply: Open until filled 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, Golden Age Manor ONLY 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 582564 37L

NOTICE OF HEARING

The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 21, 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 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.) ROBERT MORAVITZ requests a special exception to Article 8D8 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance and Sec VIB5 of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance to operate a gravel pit. Location: 152 150th Ave., part of NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 23/T34N/R15W, Town of Beaver (30 acres). ULRICH FACILITIES/CEMSTONE READY MIX requests a special exception to Sec VIB5 of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance and Article 8D8 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to operate a gravel pit. Location: SW 1/4 of Sec. 36/ T34N/R16W, Town of Apple River (155 acres). JEFF KRENZ requests a special exception to Article 15B1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to excavate on a slope greater than 20%. Location: 611 Homes Ct., Lot 10, Lake Home Shores, Sec. 36/T33N/R18W, Town of Garfield, Big Lake (class 1). KEVIN HOLSTROM requests a special exception to Article 15B1+3 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to excavate on a slope greater than 20% and more than 2,000 sq. ft. on slopes of 12% or less and a variance to Article 11C, table 1 to build 2 retaining walls and a patio less than 75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the ordinary high-water mark. Location: 674 N. Round Lake Ln., part of Govt. Lot 5, Sec. 12/T35N/ R16W, Town of Georgetown, Big Round Lake (class 1). 582500 37-38L WNAXLP

TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS

REQUESTS BIDS FOR 2013 ROADWORK

Notice is hereby given that the Town of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, is accepting bids for roadwork for the 2013 road maintenance season as follows: 1. Spray patch approximately 7.25 miles in various locations. 2. Chip seal approximately 5.75 miles in various locations. 3. Crack seal approximately 5.5 miles in various locations. 4. Wedge approximately 2,000 feet in four locations. 5. Ditch work on River Road. 6. 210th Street - Pulverize pavement, removal of any visible clay deposits and repave approximately .25 mile. Bid packets will be available at the town hall. For specific details of the above projects, contact Steve Jacobs, Public Works at 715-338-6433 or Town Hall at 715-483-1851. Bids to be considered must be sealed and received by the Town at the Town Hall located at 1305 200th Street prior to noon on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Bids will be opened on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at noon and may possibly be awarded at the Town Board meeting on May 15, 2013. The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any, any part of, and/or all bids and to waive irregularities and information therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of the Town of St. Croix Falls. 582004 Janet Krueger, Town Clerk 36-37L 26-27a,d WNAXLP www.townofstcroixfalls.org


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Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 4th Annual MILLTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER - 301 2ND AVE. SW, MILLTOWN, WI 54858

EVENTS

REGISTRATION FEES

8:00 a.m. Race Registration Breakfast - provided by Shafer's Cafe 8:30 a.m. Races Begin 10:00 a.m. Race Awards & Presentation

Cash prizes for the following races: 10K Bike: $30.00 10K Run: $25.00 5K Run: $15.00 1-Mile Walk To Remember: $10, under 12 FREE

11:00 a.m. Lunch - provided by Hack's Pub Noon LIVE AUCTION 10:30 a.m.-Noon Kids Activities Bounce House provided by Crosswalk Community Church 2:00 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing 1st Prize: Flat-Screen TV 2nd Prize: Kindle Fire All Day Raffles & 50/50 Cash Drawing

RACE DETAILS â&#x20AC;˘ Preregistration is available at www.riversrally.org â&#x20AC;˘ All Races begin at Milltown Community Center and Loop. Bikers will receive a discount if they have a trail pass.

YOUR DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS HELP THE FOLLOWING: Faith's Lodge | River's Uplift Program The Compassionate Friends: Clear Lake Chapter, Maplewood Chapter & Milltown Chapter

EVENT SPONSORS

www.schaffermfg.com

http://kmgraphicdesign.portfoliobox.me/

www.creatureworks.com

Melissa www.mysilpada.com/melissa.halling

http://kixphoto.com

715-825-3314

Lucky Party Rental 715-825-8485 Milltown Dock & Marine 715-825-3833

The Compassionate Friends - St. Paul www.orgsites.com/mn/stpaultcf

Smith Family EyeCare, Siren www.smithfamilyeyecare.com

Milltown Community Club www.milltown-wi.com

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and they cranked it up and sang along â&#x20AC;&#x201C; very loud and very out of tune. I felt like I was back in my high school days with a group of girlfriends instead of 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4â&#x20AC;? retired basketball players. Getting out of the car, the four of us walking side by side, I suddenly realized how odd I must look to be with them. They were all 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;3â&#x20AC;? or taller, and I am a short 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;3.â&#x20AC;? They had scruff and Ă&#x20AC;YHR¡FORFNVKDGRZVDQGXQFRPEHG hair; I had curly hair pinned back in a cute hairstyle. They wore basketball shorts and shirts with sports memorabilia on them and I was wearing my IDYRULWHVSULQJGUHVV%XWGHVSLWHWKHVH differences, I found out that night that a group of men arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all that different from group of women. One of the guys patted me on the head like a little child and told me I had proven my manhood that night. I laughed and patted him on his elbow (that was the highest I could reach) and told him he had proven his womanhood that night.

â&#x20AC;˘ In 2009, there were 300 million mobile apps downloaded. In 2010, 5 billion. â&#x20AC;˘ The amount Chris Wondra of digital information will increase 44 times between now and 2020. â&#x20AC;˘ Eighty-seven percent of all teenagers text, sending an average of 3,339 of them a month. We think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to know what our students need to thrive in the 21st century? Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mon. Most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know what it would take for them to thrive in the past of 2010. These kids are going to have 14 jobs, many of which donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even exist today, before they turn 34. How do you prepare students for jobs that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet exist, using technologies that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been invented, to solve problems that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know are problems yet? How can we â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how can they â&#x20AC;&#x201C; possibly plan for that? We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. The bottom line, and perhaps the most important reality to consider, is that the rate of change is accelerating exponentially. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t possibly keep up. Ergo, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan. Apple or PC? &KURPHRU)LUHIR["*RRJOHRU%LQJ" 3KRWRVKRSRU)LUHZRUNV"%ORJVRU wikis? Ford or Chevy? It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter.

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etc. I kept my promise to do the newspaper article to keep my community informed of all the duties and newsworthy happenings, so you knew the issues, economics ventures or changes that affected you. We have had to deal ZLWKĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOGRZQVZLQJVGXHWRWKH economy. Our revenues are down, too. I am also disappointed that our expenses are higher than our income. We need to change that status. We have had to do major economic diversifying to keep the bottom line level. Tribal requests at times are overwhelming.

to be full-blooded status. This was a decision to protect the generations of St. Croix Tribal members to come. Awesome news for everyone. I hope all this jibber-jabber is good reading. God bless everyone and good health to all. Short note of excellence: The Round Lake representative turned into a counselor, motivated 50 people to go to work. Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had any failures to date. I stress perfect attendance and to be proud to be employed, proud of who they are and proud to receive a paycheck to help themselves and their families. Helping the members help themselves is an awesome chore, and seeing them be successful is very worthwhile Interesting note: Last week, I supported the Great Lakes representatives DVZHFRQWLQXHWRĂ&#x20AC;JKWIRUWUHDW\ULJKWV I am happy to see our young people getting involved. They are our future leaders. Working with the grant writer this past week in searching for funding for a new Round Lake Community Center. Looks very promising. I hope this update helps everyone to have some insight into the issues, problems and successes of our Tribe.

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50 years ago Three of the seven Frederic High School students who made the state forensics competition in Madison received A ratings. They were Carol Freeberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeberg; Virginia Pedersen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tonnes Pedersen; and Dorothy Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Hughes.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mr. and Mrs. Carol Peterson of rural Frederic had a new baby girl, born at the Frederic Municipal Hospital on April 30.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dennis Mott, 32, St. Paul, lost control of his 1958 Triumph on CTH W after hitting a bump and rolled the vehicle, damaging the top and both sides. He suffered a fractured pelvis and was in the Frederic hospital.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;C.H. Kunze won a Lionel electric train in the Frederic Clover Farm storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11th-anniversary drawing.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Siren High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honor students were valedictorian David Quint and salutatorian Mary Lou Keppen.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Army 2nd Lt. Warren Hable KDGFRPSOHWHGDQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUURWDU\ZLQJDYLDWRUFRXUVH at Camp Wolters, Texas, and would have advanced helicopter training at Fort Rucker, Ala. He was a 1957 Frederic graduate.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dr. Robert Giswold was honored E\ %UDVN)RVVXP $PHULFDQ /HJLRQ 3RVW 1R  DV one of Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most outstanding citizens.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Willis Ericksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s county agent column advised that now is a good time to trim arbor vitae and shape evergreen trees; and stated that Polk County had about 2,500 farmers and about 37,000 milk cows.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Again in the agricultural vein, farm product prices were at a six-year low. Milk was down to $3.25 per hundredweight.

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$

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GRANTSBURG: 4 BRs, 2 ba., has 2,820 GRANTSBURG: TWIN HOME both units, DANBURY/LONG LAKE: 2 cabins WEBSTER: 3-BR, 2-bath rambler GRANTSBURG: HOBBY FARM fin. sq. ft. w/2 FR, 2 laundry rms., plenty 2 BRs, 2 baths, priv. mstr., open flr. plan, on 1.83 ac., 3 BRs & 2 baths both in w/new log siding, wood inside, new with large barn, gar., shed, immaculate cond., both w/screen of space w/all the amenities. Corner lot patio, att. gar., seller may consider septic/well, shed, on 40 wooded water, elec. and sewer hooked w/oversized gar. Many recent updates & selling sep., both units rented - $1,200/ porches on sandy beach, close to acres of premium hunting for trophy up on 20 ac., ready for you to casino & snowmobile/ATV trails. improvements. A must-see. mo., great cash flow or owner operate. deer, conventional & cash only. build your home on quiet road.

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GRANTSBURG: LAKE LOT/ SHELL LAKE/HERTEL: 40 ac. & 4,000+ sq.- GRANTSBURG: COMMERCIAL: GRANTSBURG: 3 BRs, 2 baths, ft. chalet w/3 levels of fieldstone frpl./great Suzuki dealer since 1973. w/priv. master, sunrm., 2 decks, WOOD LAKE, 8.95 ac. w/frtg. on rm., 4 BRs, 3 ba., full w/o bsmt., tuck-under Excellent hwy. frontage. frpl., 2 gar. - one insul. & heated/ high-demand Wood Lake w/ htd. gar., 30x40 pole shed & add'l. 120 ac. Has two outbldgs. & possible 220 power, asphalt driveway on west-facing view. Frtg. has never been worked, lake is sandy. avail. w/ BASHAW CREEK/ponds/trails. seller financing. 5 wooded ac. off Wood River.

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GRANTSBURG: 4 BRs, 2 baths, w/many updates, on 3 ac., west side of Falun, new septic, gar., great family home.

98,900

$

MILLTOWN: 2-BR rambler with lots of natural wood, bsmt., barn/gar. & fenced for your animals. Great hobby farm setup. Is a short sale.

85,000

$

SIREN - CROOKED LAKE: 125' of frtg. GRANTSBURG/TRADE RIVER: 3-BRs, 2 w/level 1.2-AC. lake lot to sandy shore on a quiet baths w/fieldstone frpl., vaulted ceilings, full portion of lake. 4-seas. cabin/home has great walkout bsmt. w/bar/kit., att. heated gar., views from its oversized screened-in porch. Many overlooking 1,320' of river frtg. on both sides updates, 2-car det. gar. & storage shed. on 20 ac., won't last, a must see.

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20 wooded acres surveyed into 4- to 5-acre lots w/road in to be sold as one piece, seller will carry financing, located off McLain Road, with more land possible.

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GRANTSBURG: 2 BRs, 2 baths, BASHAW CREEK/PONDS & deer plots immaculate condition, lg. closets, 2 family rms., sunrm., shed heated with thruout w/lots of trails cut in, deer stands & some amazing hunting w/proven TROPHY a.c., att. gar. & carport, full bsmt. BUCKS, house & 40 avail. as well. w/shop, frpl., in the village.

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$

GRANTSBURG: COUNTRY GRANTSBURG/SPIRIT LAKE: NEW STORE w/gas station, conv. store, BUILD w/3 BRs, 2 baths, priv. master, kit. & liquor store on prime loc., vaulted ceilings, in-flr. heat w/the has great cash flow & steady finishing touches you like, att. gar., business. Great invest. opp. over 1-ac. lot, priced to sell.

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Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity to host annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; More than 90 Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps alumni from throughout the U.S. will spend a week in St. Croix Falls, participating in Habitat for Humanity Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anQXDO$PHUL&RUSV%XLOGD7KRQ 7KH$PHUL&RUSV%XLOGD7KRQKHOGODWH$SULOWKRXJK early June, highlights the need for affordable housing, while celebrating AmeriCorps membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; service with +DELWDW1DWLRQDOO\WKH%XLOGD7KRQZLOOEHKHOGDWĂ&#x20AC;YH locations and engage more than 400 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps alumni from 37 states. ´:HDUHVRJUDWHIXOWRWKHVHWHUULĂ&#x20AC;F$PHUL&RUSVPHPbers,â&#x20AC;? said Eric Kube, executive director of Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are going to make it possible to serve so many of our local families who need help with their housing. We will be able to work on eight homes during the one week they are here!â&#x20AC;? :LOG5LYHUV+DELWDWIRU+XPDQLW\ZDVRQHRIRQO\Ă&#x20AC;YH DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHV FKRVHQ WR KRVW WKLV \HDU¡V DQQXDO HYHQW 7KLV \HDU¡V %XLOGD7KRQV DUH DOVR EHLQJ KRVWHG E\ +DELWDW DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHVLQ(XVWLV)OD6HDWWOH:DVK3HQVDFROD)OD and Washington, D.C. :RUNDWWKH%XLOGD7KRQORFDWLRQVZLOOIRFXVSULPDUily on neighborhood revitalization efforts and will include new house construction, rehabilitation of existing homes and minor home repairs, as well as community service projects in partnership with local organizations. 8QLTXHO\ WKH 9HWHUDQV %XLOG RQ WKH 0DOO WR EH KHOG on the National Mall in Washington D.C., will engage AmeriCorps members and veteran and civilian volunteers to build seven house frames to be used in the homes of local families and construct three wheelchair ramps for veterans aging in place. Locally, AmeriCorps members will work side by side with veterans, volunteers and future homeowners on projects which will include a new home build in FredHULF WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW KRPH WR EH EXLOW RQ DQ HLJKWDFUH SDUFHO of land donated by the Wondra family in 2012; a new home build in Luck; a new home build currently under ZD\LQ:HEVWHUĂ&#x20AC;YHPDMRU$%UXVK:LWK.LQGQHVVSURMects, plus perhaps 15 home painting projects. Some of the repair projects will be funded by Thrivent Financial WKURXJKWKH7KULYHQW%XLOGV5HSDLUVSURJUDP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our AmeriCorps members are future leaders in the affordable housing movement, and they play a critical role in helping Habitat serve more families across the U.S.,â&#x20AC;? said Peter Rumsey, Habitat for Humanity Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of National Service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their service durLQJWKH%XLOGD7KRQLVDQH[FLWLQJRSSRUWXQLW\WRKHOS meet the needs of these communities while showcasing the skills and knowledge theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gained during their time with Habitat.â&#x20AC;? Since Habitat partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service in 1994, more than 7,000 AmeriCorps members have served with Habitat for Humanity. These individuals have helped Habitat serve more than 17,000 U.S. families, contributed more than 13 million hours of service, raised tens of millions of dollars in cash and in-kind resources, and engaged more than 2.8 million volunteers. For more information or to learn how to get involved please visit habitat.org/americorps or americorps.gov.

$ERXW:LOG5LYHUV+DELWDWIRU +XPDQLW\ Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, located in St. &URL[)DOOVLVDQDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHRI Habitat for Humanity International. Their mission is to use Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts to change lives by improving housing conditions in the community. WRHFH, established in 1997, serves all of Polk DQG%XUQHWWFRXQWLHV+DELtat raises funds, organizes volunteers, selects a family, and builds a home with them. Habitat doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give anything away â&#x20AC;&#x201C; providing a hand up, not a handout, to a family in need of a home. The family buys the home from Habitat with a no-interest mortgage when it is complete. For more information, call 715-483-2700 or visit wildrivershabitat.org. $ERXW+DELWDWIRU+XPDQLW\ ,QWHUQDWLRQDO 582412 37L 27d

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Polk-Burnett awards $18,000 in community service scholarships to Class of 2013 &(1785,$ ² 3RON%XUQHWW (OHFWULF Cooperative is proud to announce the winners of its Community Service Scholarships from the Class of 2013. Eighteen scholarship recipients, two from each co-op district, will receive $1,000 each to continue their education after high school, for a total of $18,000 to be awarded to the sons and daughters of co-op members in honor of their 75th anniversary this year. ´3RON%XUQHWW¡V 6FKRODUVKLS 3URJUDP is unique because it is based on community service, not academic grades, athletic SHUIRUPDQFHRUĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOQHHGÂľVDLG-RDQ Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Fallon, communications director for the cooperative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an opportunity to recognize youth who make a difference in the lives of others, according to our co-op principles.â&#x20AC;?

Two scholarship winners were selected E\3RON%XUQHWW¡VERDUGRIGLUHFWRUVIURP each co-op district. 3RON%XUQHWW¡V &RPPXQLW\ 6HUYLFH Scholarship recipients for 2013 are: Co-op District 1: Stephanie Newman, Osceola High School Co-op District 1: Reggie Larson, Somerset High School Co-op District 2: Emily Weber, White %HDU/DNH+LJK6FKRRO &RRS'LVWULFW%ULWWDQ\.UXVH8QLW\ High School &RRS'LVWULFW'\ODQ%HOLVOH2VFHROD High School Co-op District 3: Shelby Ducklow, Amery High School Co-op District 4: Nicole Glenna, Stillwater High School

Co-op District 4: Noah Casterton, St. Croix Falls High School Co-op District 5: Vincent Gorski, Chisago Lakes High School Co-op District 5: Casey Catlin, Turtle Lake High School Co-op District 6: Leah LeMay, Luck High School Co-op District 6: Raven Emery, Siren High School &RRS'LVWULFW$XGL*ULIĂ&#x20AC;WK6SRRQHU High School Co-op District 7: Sarah Clark, Regis High School, Eau Claire &RRS 'LVWULFW  %ULDQQD 3KHUQHWWRQ Webster High School Co-op District 8: Danielle Formanek, Webster High School Co-op District 9: Matt Larson, Siren

High School Co-op District 9: Tiffany Moyer, Grantsburg High School 6LQFH  3RON%XUQHWW KDV DZDUGHG more than $400,000 to high school seniors. Scholarship recipients must be a member of the co-op and demonstrate community VHUYLFH 3RON%XUQHWW VFKRODUVKLSV DUH funded by unclaimed capital credits and do not affect electricity rates; unclaimed capital credits not used for scholarships are forfeited to the state. For more LQIRUPDWLRQ DERXW 3RON%XUQHWW·V &RPmunity Service Scholarship Program, visit polkburnett.com. - from Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative

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Polk County Fair quality meats program weigh-in held ST. CROIX FALLS - Area participants in the quality meats program for the 2013 This Fair Is For You Polk County Fair weighed in their market swine, sheep and goats Saturday, April 20. There were 132 market swine, 53 market sheep and 26 market goats weighed. 1HZ WKLV \HDU LV WKH VZLQH LGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FD-

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SIREN DENTAL CLINIC Jon E. Cruz, DDS 24164 State Road 35 Siren, Wis.

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Shell Lake Clinic, Ltd. is proud to welcome their new physician,

Eugene C. Rigstad, MD. Eugene (Gene) Rigstad, MD, was born in Greenbush, Minnesota. He attended Moorhead State University for undergraduate studies and the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Rigstad completed his family practice residency in Appleton, Wisconsin, and has practiced in Appleton since 1990. Dr. Rigstad and his wife, Tracey, have three children, Emma, Beau and Marta. His hobbies include many outdoor activities including biking, hiking, golf, hunting and fishing. Dr. Rigstad enjoys the wide variety of situations that he encounters in his practice and appreciates seeing patients of all ages, but admits he has a special affinity with his pediatric patients. Dr. Rigstad joins Drs. Allan Haesemeyer and Jeff Dunham, Physician Assistant Jamie Lea Bell and Nurse Practitioner Eydie Farrow.

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UDLVHGE\3RON &RXQW\++RUVH3URMHFW %$/6$0/$.(²2Q7KXUVGD\$SULO 25, a check totaling $22,500 was presented WRWKH3RON&RXQW\)DLU%RDUGWRKHOSUHpair the Duane Chinander Arena, located on the Polk County Fairgrounds. Through organized fundraising efforts by the Polk County 4-H Horse Project, the donation been made possible. Last year, the 4-H Horse Project apSURDFKHG WKH 3RON &RXQW\ )DLU %RDUG about raising funds to replace the old horse arena at the fairgrounds. The Duane Chinander Arena has been around a very long time and was in desperate need of repair. It had actually become unsafe for the riders and their horses due to rotten posts and weak boards. The project proposed replacing the existing boards with 6-foot steel panels (rodeo panels as they are sometimes called) to not only update the arena, but also make it more versatile. With rodeo panels, the ability to host rodeos, cattle-sorting events and larger horse shows is now possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were extremely fortunate to be the recipients of many, many, many generous donations, whether it was a dollar, or hundreds of dollars, the support was amazing,â&#x20AC;? Lesley Szenay explained to the board on Thursday. Szenay was one of those who proposed the idea to the board back in April 2012 about the 4-H Horse Project. Just one year later, the group had surpassed their fundraising goals by

donations being received from Rotary one year later we would have reached our leaps and bounds. The fundraising efforts began at the Clubs, Knights of Columbus, businesses goals.â&#x20AC;? Polk County Fair, with the horse project and individuals. The 4-H Horse Project Last fall, the old arena was demolished UXQQLQJ WKH \HDUO\ UDIĂ H DQG DOO SURĂ&#x20AC;WV also has about 140 kids involved, along and new base footing was placed before )XQGUDLVLQJHIIRUWVE\WKH3RON&RXQW\++RUVH3URMHFWKHOSHGUDLVHIRUXSGDWLQJWKH'XDQH&KLQDQGHU$UHQDDWWKH3RON&RXQW\)DLU JURXQGV7KHFKHFNZDVSUHVHQWHGWRWKHIDLUERDUGRQ7KXUVGD\$SULO3LFWXUHGDUH /WR5 1RDK+LWH0DGLVRQ%HOLVOH$O\VVD+LWH5DFKHO 6]HQD\'DOH:RRG.DUULH0HOLQ6ZHQVRQ-RKQQ\+LWH(GGLH)HKOHQ*HULDQQH&KULVWHQVHQ(PPD6FKUHFNDQG$P\6HJHOVWURPz3KRWRE\0DUW\ 6HHJHU with their families, to help make the effort possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a tight-knit group and extremely active,â&#x20AC;? Szenay explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fairgrounds is available for use to the 4-H free of charge in the summer, and we decided this would be a good way to pay it forward. Since funding always seems to be an issue at the county level, we decided to put our strength in numbers to work and get this done on our own. I had no idea when I proposed this at the fair board meeting in April of 2012, that

going toward the arena funds, which was very successful, according to Szenay. During the winter, they also held a pancake breakfast, ran a food booth at a local barn (Rimoe Ranch) during their cattlesorting series and also assisted in running barrel races at Oasis Equestrian Center. In addition, they were recipients of many generous donations including those from some of the 4-H kids, who donated their fair checks and stall deposits from the fair. The outpouring from local horse enthusiasts was also amazing, with other

the snow started to fall. Currently, the group is waiting for road restrictions to be lifted to complete the project. All of the supplies have been purchased, according to Szenay, but they are now just waiting on improved weather conditions and about 50 strong volunteers. The group is currently working toward honoring donors with some kind of monument near the horse arena, but that project is still in its designing phase. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger with submitted information

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October 1967 at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church in Hinckley. After working for the state for 22 years, Dave started his own construction company, Dave Vayder Construction, and worked on several major highway projects in the area. Dave loved everything about his heavy equipment business, and his hobbies included repairing old engines, attending threshing shows in the fall, taking weekend rides to scout out jobs and eating Oreo cookies. He loved tinkering around the house and took pride in his outbuildings and the surrounding property. He was a great conversationalist and had a knack for making all guests feel welcome and comfortable in his and Galeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Dave was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by Gale, his wife of 45 years; his brother, George (Arlene) Vayder, Hinckley; and two nieces, Debbie (Ron) Piescher, Mora, and Sherrie (David) Vander Vegt, Mora,

&DURO$QQHWWH$QGHUVRQRI%DOVDP/DNHSDVVHG away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manor in Centuria. Carol was born on June 13, 1932, in Polk County, Wis., the daughter of Winfred and Cecile (Carol) Anderson. Carol was raised in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School and then the Wisconsin State Teachers College in River Falls. She later earned a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in South Dakota. She was a lifelong educator, and for many years she lived in South Dakota where she ZRUNHGLQWKHHGXFDWLRQĂ&#x20AC;HOGZLWKWKH%XUHDXRI,QGLDQ $IIDLUV:KHQ&DUROUHWLUHGVKHPRYHGWR%DOVDP/DNH

where she enjoyed her retirement. Carol was a past member of Faith Lutheran Church in Clayton and transferred her membership to Fristad Lutheran Church in Centuria where she was also a member of the Fristad Ladies Aid. She was a member of the Eastern Star in South Dakota, and she enjoyed reading and knitting. Carol leaves numerous family and friends to celebrate her memory and was preceded in death by her parents, Winfred and Cecile Anderson. The funeral service for Carol will be held at Fristad Lutheran Church in Centuria on Monday, May 6, 2013,

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at 11 a.m. The visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Immediately following the service the family invites their guests to join them for lunch and fellowship in the church fellowship hall. Carol will be laid to rest alongside her parents at the Clayton Cemetery in Clayton. Cemetery services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements. To express online condolences, please visit kolstadfamilyfuneralhome. com.

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BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Mini corn dogs, baked beans, baby carrots, dip OR chicken-strip salad.

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WEDNESDAY Tastries.

BREAKFAST

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST Waffle snacks. LUNCH Pizza dippers, dipper sauce, green beans OR chicken taco salad.

BREAKFAST Breakfast bites. LUNCH Taco Max snacks, assorted toppings, corn OR ham salad.

LUNCH Ham stacker, potato chips, fresh fruit, Romaine lettuce OR turkey salad.

LUNCH Chicken patty, smile fries, raw veggies, dip OR buffalo chicken salad.

LUNCH Grilled chicken with fixings, buttered noodles, mini carrots, sliced peaches.

LUNCH Meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner roll, peas, sliced pears.

LUNCH Shredded pork, potato smiles, baked beans, mixed fruit.

LUNCH Tater tot hotdish, whole-grain dinner roll, salad, veg. medley, fresh strawberries.

LUNCH Whole-grain pizza, salad, corn, pudding, mandarin oranges.

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BREAKFAST French toast sticks. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Meatballs and gravy OR PBJ sandwich, mashed potatoes, steamed corn, salad greens, applesauce, melon.

BREAKFAST Biscuits and gravy. LUNCH SPRING GRILL OUT: Brat or hot dog on a bun, pasta salad, coleslaw, baked beans, salad greens, peaches, apple.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Build your own sub OR PBJ Uncrustable, chips, green beans, salad greens, fresh veggies, mandarin oranges, banana.

BREAKFAST Yogurt parfait. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Lasagna, garlic toast OR turkey/cheese on a wholegrain bun, steamed broccoli, salad greens, sliced pears, orange.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon roll. LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Chicken nuggets OR ham/cheese on a bun, rice blend, steamed carrots, salad blend, pineapple tidbits, watermelon.

SIREN

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Beef & gravy over whole-grain noodles, steamed & asst. veggies, fruit cocktail, grapes. Alt.: Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice.

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BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs, sausage and toast. LUNCH Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice.

GRANTSBURG Each building will have their own breakfast menu.

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Cereal bar.

LUNCH California burger, potato salad, green beans, applesauce. Alt.: Roasted chicken patty. Pancakes.

BREAKFAST

LUNCH Hamburger and sweet potato fries, veggies, fruit and milk. LUNCH Full salad bar OR chili, salad, corn meal muffin with honey butter, strawberries, fresh fruit.

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Frances Regina Peterson Hanson, age 95, of Superior, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 24, 2013, at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Duluth following almost two years of loving care at the Encompass Healthcare of Superior. She was born on June 30, 1917, in Frederic, the daughter of Lewis Samuel and Elsie Johnson Peterson. She was married to Merle H. Hanson on June 8, 1941, in Center City, Minn. They had seven children and were married for 68 years before her husband passed away in 2010. Frances had an admirable career raising one son and six daughters. She also found room in her heart to take in several foster children, some with special needs. To the GHOLJKWRIKHUFKLOGUHQVKHZRXOGĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHWLPHWRPDNH the complicated recipe for black bottom pie, especially if they requested it for their birthdays. As her children grew, she started a career with Sarah Coventry Jewelry, rising to the level of director, managing several people. She was a tireless worker at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, assisting with the planning of the 12th-annual convention of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Synod. She was the very capable head of wedding receptions for many, many years at Pilgrim as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day dinners. She also served as treasurer of the Carpenters Auxiliary No. 420 when they presented a check to the Association for Children With Special Needs to be used for its proposed day care center. Most of all, however, she was a wonderful ethical mother who guided her children to become productive citizens. Her example of the importance of faith in Jesus Christ was critical in molding them. All her children say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where we would be today withRXW KHU LQĂ XHQFH DQG ZH DUH PRVW EOHVVHGÂľ 3URYHUEV +HUPRWWRZDVWKHVDPHDVWKH%ULWLVKPRQDUFK\ ÂŤ.HHS&DOPDQG&DUU\2QDĂ&#x20AC;WWLQJPRWWRIRUVRPHone with such a regal name. 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She was there for them climbing bleachers, walking JDUHW 7RP 'RODQ$QQ7KLPPHVFKDQG%HUQLFH /LQXV  DFURVVVRFFHUĂ&#x20AC;HOGVLQWKHKHDWVLWWLQJLQLFHFROGDUH- Ott as well as many nieces, nephews and wonderful nas to watch hockey and traveling to Arizona for softball friends. games. She had many adopted hockey players and was Earl graduated from the University of Minnesota and so proud when they thought she was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;coolâ&#x20AC;? grandma. his career in health care started in Minneapolis and took She enjoyed watching her grandkidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sports, but she also him to Lancaster, Cumberland and Oconto. In 1994, Earl was an avid fan of the Wild and the Minnesota Twins. DQG 6DOO\ UHWLUHG WR WKH FDELQ RQ %LJ :RRG /DNH QHDU She was preceded in death and now reunited with her Grantsburg. In 2003, Earl was diagnosed with myasORYLQJKXVEDQG$OYLQ%HUJSDUHQWV$QGUHZDQG%HUWKD WKHQLDJUDYLV+HIRXJKWDYDOLDQWĂ&#x20AC;JKWDQGOLYHGHYHU\ (Rydell) Danielson; and her sisters, Alice Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Leary and day to the fullest. He will be missed by all that knew Pearl Joy. KLP 0DVV RI &KULVWLDQ %XULDO ZLOO EH FHOHEUDWHG DW  Ruth is survived by three daughters, Sharla (Thom) a.m., with visitation 10-11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, at Im%OLVFKRN6XVDQ .HOO\&UDPHU 6WDIIRUGDQG6KDUHH 5RU\ maculate Conception Catholic Church in Grantsburg. Overbaugh) Ames; nine grandchildren, Michael (An- A private interment will be held. Memorials preferred drea) Stafford, Chad (Tiffany) Stafford, Shawn (Alyssa WR,PPDFXODWH&RQFHSWLRQ&DWKROLF&KXUFKRU%XUQHWW %RUHHQ 6WDIIRUG-HQQLIHU -DPLH +LOO QHH$PHV &KULV Medical Center Foundation in Grantsburg. Arrange 0HOLVVD $PHV$OLVKD 6FRWW'XU\HD %OLVFKRN-RVK&UD- ments were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Fumer, Cassie (Cramer) Qualle and April Overbaugh; and neral Home, Grantsburg Chapel. Online condolences nine great-grandchildren, Justin Ylonen, Payton Stafford, can be made at swedberg-taylor.com. %UDQGRQ6WDIIRUG$UDEHOOD6WDIIRUG%UD\GHQ6WDIIRUG Lily Qualle, Lexie Qualle, Maverick Hill and Ellie Ames. Ruth will be missed, especially those beautiful, dancKenneth H. Hansen, 82, of Galesburg, Ill., formerly of ing blue eyes and her contagious smile and giggle. All Frederic, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Mariwhose lives have been touched and blessed by her know gold Health Care Center. that she lived her life bringing happiness into the lives of Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents were Herman and Dagney Hansen and others. Her enthusiasm for life was contagious and she lived her life to the fullest. She was truly an incredible his brothers are Rog and Earl Hansen. There will be a graveside funeral on Monday, May 6, person - caring, kind and always fun. 2:30 p.m., at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic. At 5XWK %HUJ ZDV D VSHFLDO PRP D VSHFLDO JUDQGPD D special great-grandma and a friend to so many. Her this time the ashes of his wife, Marie (Johnson) Hansen, will be buried. poem lives on in all of us. Memorials may be made to OSF St. Mary Medical CenFuneral services were held Monday, April 29, at Methter Auxiliary or a charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Online YHQ7D\ORU)XQHUDO+RPHLQ%ODLQH0LQQ condolences may be made at h-p-w.com. Raymond A. Linden, 88, a resident of Osceola, died April 16, 2013. Raymond was born on May 20, 1924, in Frederic to Carl and Edla Linden. He lived most of his life on the family farm in Trade River before moving to Osceola. He graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1942. Raymond worked for 40 years at the Inter-County Leader, most of that time as a pressman. For several years, he opened his home hosting foreign exchange students. Raymond was an active member of the Trade Lake Zion Lutheran Church. Raymond enjoyed making concrete benches, planters and birdbaths. He was a very musical man who enjoyed playing the accordion, the piano and organ. He also sang bass in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quartet at Zion and played at local nursing homes with the group called The Get Togethers. Raymond was known for his great sense of humor and his ability to make everyone laugh. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Leonard (1984), Lester (1988) and Russell (2006); and his nephew, Ernest Linden (1995). +HLVVXUYLYHGE\KLVQHSKHZ&KDUOHV %HWW\ /LQGHQ of Frederic; nieces, Janet (Ronald) Oachs of Grantsburg, Patricia (James) Foley of Coon Rapids, Minn., Clarice (John) Aasen of Whitehall, Myrna (Dennis) Thompson RI$WODQWD,QG(YHO\Q.XNNRI6W3DXO0LQQ%RQLWD (Steven) Hutton of Cushing, Myrtle (Thomas) Thompson of Lakeland, Minn., Sandra (Leland) Shade of Pillager, 0LQQDQG6RQMD -DPHV &KULVWHQVHQRI%ODLQH0LQQ along with many great-nieces, nephews; and great-greatnieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m., with visitation 10-11 a.m., at Trade Lake Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Theresa Riewestahl RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ$YLVLWDWLRQZLOOEHKHOGRQ)ULGD\0D\ from 5-7 p.m., at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home Grantsburg Chapel. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com. 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Carol J. DeMarre Carol Jean (Cox) DeMarre, 58, lost her battle with cancer in her home in Grantsburg on April 21, 2013. She was born May 4, 1954, in Rush City, Minn., to Kenneth and Johanna (Kubinski) Cox. She attended St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic School in Pine City, Minn., graduated from Pine City High School and later from Pine Technical College in Pine City where she graduated with honors as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She moved to Grantsburg after high school when she found a job there. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where she met Ed DeMarre. They married on July 22, 1978, in a ceremony in her parents yard in Pine City. They had one daughter, Julia. Carol loved children and always had toys and games around for visiting kids. If sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had her way, she would KDYHKDGIRXURUĂ&#x20AC;YHRIKHURZQ A woman of integrity and strong beliefs, Carol was known for her ideals and devotion to family and friends. *URZLQJ XS LQ 3LQH &LW\ 0LQQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;IWK FKLOG RXW RI nine, she learned thrift, the importance of family and how to have fun on a shoestring. Through her years in Grantsburg, she became known for her care giving, loyal friendship and championship of the underdogs. Carol was interested in nature and a champion of Mother Earth. She found hours of peace and solace in her little kayak drifting down the Wood River. Her admiration RIDUWDQGZLGHUDQJLQJLQWHUHVWVZHUHUHĂ HFWHGLQKHU home and the books on her shelves. Carol held various jobs in the Grantsburg area and, in recent years, was a valued employee of Wells Fargo Capital Finance in Minneapolis, Minn. She is survived by her daughter, Julia DeMarre of Minneapolis, Minn., stepson, David DeMarre; sisters, Terri 'DYLV3O\PRXWK0LQQ0LOOLH&R[%HDYHUWRQ2UHDQG Mary (Gregg) Icenogle, Warren, Ore.; brothers, Tom Cox, +XHEHU+HLJKWV2KLR%RE -XOLH &R[DQG.HQ&R[3LQH City, Minn.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed DeMarre; stepsons Edward and Steven DeMarre; parents, Johanna and Kenneth; sister, LaVerne Carlson and brother, Ron Cox. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Carol Family and friends gathered at the Edling Funeral Home on Thursday, April 25, for visitation and a memorial service on Friday, April 26, at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. Arrangements were entrusted to the Edling Funeral Home in Grantsburg.

Marilyn J. Erickson Marilyn J. (Anderson) Erickson, 74, passed away at her home Jan. 2, 2013, in New Port Richey, Fla. Marilyn was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Clam Falls. She was the daughter of Leo and Ruby Anderson. She attended 6XQGD\VFKRRODQGZDVFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGLQ the Clam Falls Lutheran Church. Marilyn attended Rocky Ridge School and graduated from the Frederic High School with the Class of 1956. She enjoyed painting with watercolors. She also enjoyed cooking, knitting and reading. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ruby; sister, Shirley; and a grandson, Adrian. She is survived by two daughters, Laurie (Ken) May and Rachael (Jeff) Thoennes; two sisters, Rayola (John, ZKRGLHG$SULO (GOLQJ%HWW\-R $UW -RKQVRQD great-grandson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Coastal Cremations Inc., New Port Richey, Fla., were entrusted with the arrangements.

Anne-Marie G. Pedersen Anne-Marie G. Pedersen, 91, of Osceola, passed away April 20, 2013. She is survived by sister Frances Mahnken of Sarasota, Fla.; and sons, Richard A. Pedersen of Osceola, and David J. Pedersen of Osceola. Anne-Marie (Ninette) was born in Reims, France, and moved to Milltown in 1947. She married Reuben Lander Pedersen on Nov. 11, 1947. Later she worked at the audiWRU¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FHRI:DVKLQJWRQ&RXQW\0LQQIRUPDQ\\HDUV and moved to East Farmington, where she lived for 27 years. Anne-Marie is also survived by close friends and many nieces and nephews and will be very much missed by all who knew her.

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Michael W. Wegner, 65, of Osceola, also known as Michael J. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donutsâ&#x20AC;? Douglas of radio fame, died suddenly Wednesday, April 24, at Osceola Medical Center. Michael was born Aug. 8, 1947, in Portsmouth, Va., to Rudy and Connie Wegner. He graduated from Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., in 1965. He served in the Minnesota National Guard and attended %URZQ,QVWLWXWH+HZDVZHOONQRZQ as a radio personality in the Twin Cities, best known as part of the Knapp & Donuts morning show on KS95. On Oct. 9, 2004, he married his wife, Cassie, on his farm in the Town of Farmington. Mike enjoyed raising Percheron draft horses, was D SULYDWH SLORW Ă \LQJ KLV (XURIR[ ORYHG WKH RXWGRRUV LQ JHQHUDO KXQWLQJ Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ DQG HVSHFLDOO\ DGRUHG KLV grandsons. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Connie, DQG EURWKHULQODZ %RE 0RVHU  +H LV VXUYLYHG E\ KLV wife, Cassie; daughter, Amy (Jim) Stanton; son Michael Wegner Jr.; grandsons, Wyatt and Hobey Stanton; father, Rudy Wegner; sisters, Kitty (Gary) and Aleta (Pam Thorsen) Wegner; stepchildren, Wendy Pressnall, Debby (Mike) Clark, David Parsons; granddaughter, Carly Parsons; and the mother of his children, Mary Wegner. *UDQGVRQ:\DWWVD\V´'RQ¡WFU\WRRORQJ+H¡VĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\ home.â&#x20AC;? There was a memorial gathering on Sunday, April 28, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola. grandstrandfh.com.

-RKQ%(GOLQJ6W&URL[)DOOVGLHG)ULGD\$SULO 26, at the Christian Community Home in Osceola. John was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Kansas City, Mo., and adopted by Roy and Claire Edling. He graduated from St. Croix Falls High School in 1951. He was a key player on the 1950 state champion basketball team. John attended the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota. On June 13, 1953, he married his wife, Rayola, at Clam Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church. John served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Together they raised IRXU FKLOGUHQ -XGLWK 'DYLG %DUEDUD and Steven. He attended and graduated from Milwaukee School of Mortuary Science. In 1957, he carried on the family business at Edling Funeral Home in St. Croix Falls. With his son, David, he established the Edling Funeral Home in Grantsburg. John supported his community. He was instrumental in establishing the Good Samaritan Home. He served RQWKH3RON&RXQW\%RDUGIRUHLJKW\HDUVZDVD\HDU member of the American Legion and a longtime member of Rotary International. John enjoyed both his St. Croix and Weslaco, Texas, clubs. John was an avid supporter of St. Croix Falls High School athletics, doing all he could for the programs. He was an avid golfer and Packers fan. John was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Mary Gunderson. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, 5D\RODFKLOGUHQ'U-XGLWK(GOLQJRI%OXH(DUWK0LQQ 'DYLG(GOLQJRI*UDQWVEXUJ%DUEDUD(GOLQJRI6W3DXO Minn., Dr. Steven (Mary Flood) Edling of Osceola; grandchildren Matthew Edling, Nichol Kingston, Paul Edling, Andrea Edling, Connor Edling and Riley Edling. Visitation was Wednesday, May 1, at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., James C. Dittmar Sr., 66, of Webster, passed away Thursday, May 2. Interment with military honors will Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home be at St. Croix Falls Cemetery. Arrangements by Grandsurrounded by his loving family. strand Funeral Home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edling Chapel, grandstrandfh. Jim was born Sept. 8, 1946, in com Young America, Minn., to Raymond and Lorrain Dittmar. He was the fourth of nine children. Jim grew up in Young America, -DFNLH %LH 6ZDLP  SDVVHG DZD\ )ULGD\ $SULO  Minn., where he attended St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LQ*UDQWVEXUJDWWKH%XUQHWW0HGLFDO&HQWHUDIWHUD Lutheran School. On Dec. 20, 1969, he three-year battle with cancer. married Kathleen Miller. They lived Jackie was born Sept. 24, 1963, in St. Croix Falls to in Young America until 1973 and then moved to Siren, and eventually to Webster. Jim worked as a carpenter -DPHV2DQG-RDQ.1HOVRQ %LHGHUPDQ  Jackie graduated from Grantsburg High School in and worked construction for Harvestore Silo Company. He was also employed by Green Giant and spent time as 1982. 6KHZDVEDSWL]HGDQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGDVDPHPEHURI)DLWK a youth counselor from 1981-1999. -LP HQMR\HG KXQWLQJ Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ JDUGHQLQJ FUDIWV DQG Lutheran Church. At the time of her death, she was living in Grantsburg spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed telling stories, was known as a practical joker and had a and working online for Express Scripts as an account great sense of humor. Jim spent many hours at the Moon manager. -DFNLH %LH LV VXUYLYHG E\ KHU VRQ 7UHYRU 0LFKDHO Glow in Webster where he sat at the round table visiting Swaim; her father, James O. Nelson; stepmother, Arand gossiping with his friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, dell Nelson; sister, Julie (Glenn) Rolloff, stepsisters, Lisa -HII *DUGDVDQG+HLGL %DUW +DQVRQQLHFHV-DGH3DLJH Dennis and Rodney; and sisters, Diane and Susan. Jim leaves to celebrate his memory, his wife, Kathy; %URRNH0DF\DQG-ROHQHQHSKHZ1RODQZDVDJUHDW his daughters, Heidi (Mark) Dumas and Heather (Clint) aunt to Lydia and Austin Meyer; many aunts, uncles, %RQQLZHOOVRQ-DPHV-U 7DPP\ KLVJUDQGFKLOGUHQ cousins and a host of other relatives and dear friends. Jackie was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Forest, Joseph, Andrea, Caleb and Samuel; his brother, Jeff; and sisters, Janice, Patty and Debbie; along with his Westphal, stepfather, Ken Westphal, her grandparents, uncle Lyle and Aunt Claudette; many nieces, nephews, /HRQDQG$OLFH%LHGHUPDQ(LQHUDQG9LROD1HOVRQDQG cousins, countless friends and dear friends Danny and nephew Derick Leffelman. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30, at Faith Annie. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. She will be laid to rest 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will at the Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church cemetery in be held Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m., with visitation 10 Trade Lake during a private family burial. Arrangements were entrusted to the Edling Funeral to 11 a.m., at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home in :HEVWHUZLWK3DVWRU)UHGGLH.LUNRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ$OXQFKHRQ Home in Grantsburg. will follow at the Webster Community Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com. Darren Lien, age 49, of Grantsburg, died April 28, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 3, at noon, visitation 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon, at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Albert L. Kern, 90, a resident of Grantsburg, formerly Funeral Home, Grantsburg. Online condolences can be RI 'DLU\ODQG GLHG 0DUFK   DW %XUQHWW 0HGLFDO made at swedberg-taylor.com Center Continuing Care. A graveside committal will be held on Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at the Lakeview Cemetery in Chetek. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com.

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Tiffany Marie Przybycien passed away on March 23, 2013 in Fargo, N.D. Tiffany was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sept. 7, 1989. Her family moved to Amery in 2001, and Tiffany would attend school and graduate from St. Croix Falls in 2009. Having a great love for animals, Tiffany would go on to study to become a veterinarian technician at Globe College in Woodbury, Minn. Tiffany loved the outdoors and enjoyed motorcycling with her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her mom, Deborah Przybycien in 2011 and her son, Kayden Joseph Truckey in 2012. She is survived by her dad, Kevin Przybycien; brother, %UDQGRQ 3U]\E\FLHQ VLVWHU 1LFROH 6FKXPDFKHU -HII  brother, Justin Hammers; sister, Marissa Sheehan; and her mother, Dianne Sheehan. As well as many more friends and family. 7LIIDQ\ZDVMRLQHGLQGHDWKE\KHUĂ&#x20AC;DQFp.\OH7UXFNH\ and their unborn son, Ryder Roy Truckey. There was a celebration of Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on April 27, at the DD Kennedy Mill Park in Amery. 'RQDWLRQV LQ OLHX RI Ă RZHUV PD\ EH VHQW WR %RXOJHU Funeral Home 123 10th St., South Fargo, N.D. 58103.

Jean Ellingson Graham Mayhew Jean Ellingson Graham Mayhew, 89, passed away peacefully at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn., on April 9, 2013, due to an extended Illness. She was born in Lamberton, Minn., to Okie and Hilda (Ellingson) Graham. After graduating from high school in Lamberton, Jean moved to Minneapolis, Minn., for work, eventually married Edward Mayhew and had three children. ,Q-HDQDQGKHUFKLOGUHQUHORFDWHGWR%LJ6DQG/DNH near Siren, where she resided for many years. After raising her children, Jean, returned to the workforce until retiring from her last employer, The Douglas County Commission on Aging of Superior. Jean returned to Siren until health issues required her to move back to Superior and reside at the Harmony House near her daughter. -HDQ HQMR\HG ERZOLQJ Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ SOD\LQJ FDUGV DQG ZDWFKLQJKHUEHORYHG0LQQHVRWD7ZLQV%XWWKHUHZDV nothing she enjoyed more than her family and friends. Jean was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Sheila Marie Mayhew. She is survived by her son, Robert Darnall (Lou Ann) Mayhew of St. Peter, Minn., and daughter Debra Jean Mayhew of Superior. Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family expresses their gratitude for the tender love and care that was provided to their mom during her stay at Harmony House. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 27, at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren Chapel. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor. com. Local arrangements were entrusted to SwedbergTaylor Family Funeral Home, Siren.

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Phone 715-866-4238 Hwy. 35 N. Webster, Wis. Tom & Becky Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Owners

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

SWEDBERG-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME

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

SIREN OLSEN & SON

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

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

METHODIST

METHODIST

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 7520 Water St., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.

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

GRACE UNITED - WEBSTER

PEACE LUTHERAN - DRESSER (ELCA)

HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST

26503 Muskey Ave., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor, Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m., Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m.

ST. ANNE PARISH

GRACE BAPTIST - GRANTSBURG

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.

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. FRANCIS XAVIER

LIVING HOPE CHURCH

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

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

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC 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

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

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

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

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

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN (WELS)

PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA)

LAKEVIEW UNITED - HERTEL

ASSEMBLY

BALSAM LUTHERAN CHURCH

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 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 Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sunday 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

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

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN

CHRIST LUTHERAN (LCMS)

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

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

(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

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

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

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN OSCEOLA

FAITH LUTHERAN - GRANTSBURG

WEST DENMARK LUTHERAN

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 Trad. Wor. - 8:30 a.m.; Cont. Wor. - 11 a.m.

300 Seminole Ave. (CTH M) Mark Kock, Pastor, 715-294-2828 Sun. Wor. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Summer, 9 a.m. Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m.

WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - ELCA

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

LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST 3482 115th St., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Worship 8:45 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 Serv. - 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 24025 1st Ave. So., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Wor. - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available)

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

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

LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTH. - ELCA CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791 Pastor Bill Schroeder Sun. 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.

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

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

ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS ) 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., Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays

PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN

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

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

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

BAPTIST

COVENANT

COVENANT

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

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

ZION LUTHERAN - BONE LAKE (LCMC)

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

WOLF CREEK UNITED METHODIST

YELLOW LAKE LUTHERAN

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

EVANGELICAL

EVANGELICAL

TRADE RIVER EVANGELICAL FREE

FRISTAD LUTHERAN - CENTURIA

GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN - ELCA

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

Pastor 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

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

OSCEOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH 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

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.

SIREN COVENANT

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

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

TAYLORS FALLS UNITED METHODIST

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

ASSEMBLY

CENTURIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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

UNITED COVENANT - CLEAR LAKE

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.

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

OUR LADY OF THE LAKES Balsam Lake Rev. John A. Drummy, Pastor - 715-405-2253 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 Fr. Louis Reddy, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - GRANTSBURG Fr. Louis Reddy, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sun. 8:30 a.m.

BAPTIST

EAST BALSAM BAPTIST - BALSAM LK. 1816 108th St., CTH I Pastor Gabe Brennan, 715-857-5411

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

WESLEYAN

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

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

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

CHRISTIAN CENTER

CHRISTIAN CENTER

EL SALEM/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER 1751 100th Ave., Dresser 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

eastbalsam.org Wor. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun. School-10:30 a.m.

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.

EUREKA BAPTIST

FAITH COMMUNITY

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST - AMERY 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

FIRST BAPTIST - FALUN 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

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

FIRST BAPTIST - TAYLORS FALLS, MN

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

NONDENOMINATIONAL

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

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

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

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

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.

ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

FIRST BAPTIST - WEBSTER

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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.

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

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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Coming events

Happeningsinthe UpperStĆ Croix Valley communities

MAY

Turtle Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Health fair at the medical clinic, 3-6 p.m., 715-986-4101.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x203A;

THURSĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SATĆ /Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x2013;

Centuria

Centuria

â&#x20AC;˘ Adult grief support group meeting at Holy Trinity Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-483-3363.

â&#x20AC;˘ Rummage sale at Fristad Lutheran Church, Thurs. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. - also bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dresser

Milltown

â&#x20AC;˘ PBREA meeting at the VFW at 10:30 a.m., noon luncheon. RSVP. â&#x20AC;˘ NARFE dinner meeting at Village Pizzeria at noon. RSVP Monday, May 6, 715-327-8658.

â&#x20AC;˘ Villagewide garage sales.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x201D; Milltown

Frederic

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

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Milltown

Siren

â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of Victims of Violence support group at North Valley Lutheran, 6 p.m., 800-261-7233.

â&#x20AC;˘ 2013 National Day of Prayer service at the government center, 7-8:30 p.m., 715-349-8005.

Siren

Webster

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Lions & Lioness food distribution at Connections, 13 p.m., 715-866-8151.

St. Croix Falls

FRIĆ &SATĆ /Ĺ&#x2022;&Ĺ&#x2013;

â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteer open houses & orientations at Festival Theatre, 1:30 or 6 p.m., 715-483-3387. â&#x20AC;˘ Metabolic syndrome seminar at the Legion hall, 6 p.m., 715-755-2583.

Bone Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Spring sale at Zion Lutheran. Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-noon.

Grantsburg

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2019;

â&#x20AC;˘ Spring sale & meals at Faith Lutheran Church. Fri. 47 p.m.; Sat. 8-11 a.m.

Lewis â&#x20AC;˘ Thrift sale at the Methodist church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Poco Penners meeting at the library building, 2 p.m., 715-483-9738.

Trade Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Rummage & bake sale at Trade Lake Baptist Church. Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

FRIĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x2014; Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow-pitch tourney at the ballpark, 651-3416612.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x2022; Dresser

â&#x20AC;˘ Spaghetti dinner & silent auction at Peace Lutheran Church, 6-7:30 p.m.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Rescheduled: KinderKamp Roundup at the elementary school, 715-327-4221.

Jackson â&#x20AC;˘ 6HFRQG $ODUP¡V Ă&#x20AC;VK  VPHOW IU\ at the town hall, 5 p.m.-gone.

Luck

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treasure of the Sierra Madreâ&#x20AC;? to be shown at the library, 7 p.m.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Early-release-day games at the library, 2-4 p.m., 715483-1777. â&#x20AC;˘ Earth Arts Spring Art Tour kickoff event, Falls Sampler, at the fairgrounds, 5:30-8:30 p.m.. Must RSVP at fallschamber.org. â&#x20AC;˘ St. Croix Valley Orchestra fundraiser at Chateau St. Croix Winery, 6-9 p.m., scvorchestra.org.

â&#x20AC;˘ Book sale at the library, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ 1st of 3-part lake/river management workshop at the justice center, 9-11 a.m., pcalr.org to register.

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.

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ Book sale at the library, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Feed My Sheep at Grace Church in Grantsburg. Doors open 8 a.m., 715-463-5699. â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner & silent auction fundraiser for Daniel Johnson at the Legion, 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of Crex pancake breakfast at Crex, 7-11 a.m., 715-463-2739.

Laketown

â&#x20AC;˘ Rummage, bake and plant sale at Laketown Lutheran Church, 8 a.m.-noon.

Lewis â&#x20AC;˘ Lewis Jam - Bluegrass, gospel & country music at Lewis United Methodist Church, 6-9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ ACS fundraiser Bingo 2-5 p.m./auction 5 p.m./music, etc. at Sundown Saloon, 2-10 p.m.

Luck

SATĆ &SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x2013;&Ĺ&#x2014;

â&#x20AC;˘ West Denmark Lutheran Church annual aebleskiver dinner, 3:30-7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Kentucky Derby Party at the country club, 3-8 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Peterson Autism fundraiser sale, 215 Main St., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Petersonautism.org.

Siren

Milltown

â&#x20AC;˘ BAAG bake sale at the center during Earth Arts tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Upper St. Croix Valley â&#x20AC;˘ Earth Arts Spring Art Tour. Maps at Polk County Info Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., earthartswi.org or 800-222-7655.

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x2013; Amery

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Legion Auxiliary pancake breakfast at the community center, 7-11 a.m.

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x2014; Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ Breakfast at the VFW, 8 a.m.-noon.

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x2DC; Centuria â&#x20AC;˘ NAMI Connections recovery support group meeting at Fristad Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., namiconnectionspolkcounty@gmail.com.

Clear Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Compassionate Friends, Tri-County Chapter, grief support in death of a child at First Lutheran, 7 p.m., 715-263-2739.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Indianhead Gem & Mineral Society meeting at the senior center, 7:30 p.m.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Northland Beekeepers Assoc. meeting at the government center, 7 p.m., 715-327-5525.

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x2122;

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

Clam Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Coffee hour at Clam Falls Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Early-stage Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support group at the senior center, 10 a.m., 715-268-6605.

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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.

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

St. Croix Falls

Festival finalizes camp schedule

Every Monday Indianhead Barbershop Chorus meets at the Balsam Lake old courthouse, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-9202. Baby and Me class - Amery Medical Center, 1-2 p.m. 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.

Amery

WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x161;

â&#x20AC;˘ Swedish Club meeting at Our Saviorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., foreverswedish.org.

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Cardiac support group at the medical center, 1 p.m., 715-268-0291.

â&#x20AC;˘ Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rally, 8 a.m. breakfast & race registrations at the community center, games, lunch & more, 715-5530212, riversrally.org. â&#x20AC;˘ Flea market/garage sale & craft sale at the fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., polkcountyfair.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Birding Day at Interstate Park. Activities throughout the day. 7-9 a.m. bird walk, 715-483-4747.

ONGOING Every Day

Amery Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Blood pressure screening at Bremer Bank, 9 a.m.1 p.m.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Potluck at the senior center, 11:30 a.m., 715-349-7810.

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.

Every Friday 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.


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