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A home on the corner of South Roosevelt Street at 346 East State St., across from the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, was destroyed by fire Tuesday, June 12. - Photo by Linda Sandmann

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by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – A smoldering garage fire eventually exploded into a raging inferno and claimed a historic, old home in St. Croix Falls in the latemorning hours on Tuesday, June 12, leading to a four-alarm response from local firefighters. According to St. Croix Falls Fire Chief Mike Dorsey, the call first came in around 11:49 a.m. at the home on the corner of South Roosevelt Street at 346 East State St., across from the St. Croix Regional Medical Center. “Nobody was home at the time,”

Dorsey said, “but several ambulance drivers heard a few explosions and quickly responded.” The stately old home is very near the St. Croix Valley EMS base, and led to a quick response from the police and ambulance drivers, who searched for possible victims. “We think it started in the adjacent garage,” Dorsey said. “It might’ve been smoldering for a while, but then it quickly caught the house on fire.” Dorsey said the EMS workers were able to save a dog and cat from the blaze, but he confirmed that one cat did perish. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and, because of the midday call, many of the St. Croix Falls volun-


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Balsam Lake ski show coming BALSAM LAKE - The Balsam Lake Water Ski Association is very excited to host the Balsam Lake Invitational Ski Show on Saturday, June 23, in front of Paradise Landing at 7 p.m. with proceeds to benefit Team USA, the first-ever water-ski show team to represent the U.S. who will be competing on the international stage this year. At this year’s show, you’ll have the unique opportunity to watch professional skiers from Team USA in addition to some of the very best show skiers from both Minnesota and Wisconsin doing jumps, human pyramids, barefooting and swivel skiing. Don’t miss this opportunity to support your national show ski team and catch a fantastic show. The show is free and fun for all ages. Spectators are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to sit on the lawn in front of Paradise Landing or come by pontoon. Please respect the area of the show course if you come by boat in order to maintain the safety of the skiers and boat drivers. They look forward to a fantastic ski show and seeing you all there. - submitted

Amery artist Allen Jones in NYC exhibition NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Amery artist Allen Jones in “Pulse of Abstraction,” an exhibit where viewers are shown a world where almost anything is possible through bold, colorful works of art. The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 12 through July 3. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, June 14. Jones is one of 10 artists whose work will be featured as part of the exhibit. Jones draws upon cosmic inspirations and has a penchant for abstraction, experimenting with light-bending mediums such as metallic paint, spray paint and color-morphing paint. – submitted

Intern reporter is on the job for the summer FREDERIC - There’s a new journalist in town. Abby Ingalls will be spending the summer as an intern reporter for the Washburn County Register and Inter-County Leader, covering government meetings, feature stories and general assignments before returning to her senior year at Bethel College in St. Paul, where she is majoring in journalism. The daughter of Dr. John and Tammy Ingalls of Webster, Abby is no stranger to small-town life, growing up in rural Webster at the family home on Devils Lake along with her three sisters. She attended Webster Schools all her life with the exception of a year she spent in New Zealand in the small town of Piopio, as a foreign exchange student. She recently returned there to visit her host family and to be a bridesmaid in a wedding. Although initially pursuing a career in English education, Ingalls realized two years into her major at Bethel that teaching just wasn’t for her. She started over with a new set of classes and a new major - journalism. “I’m proud to say with the help of some amazing journalism professors and squeezing in

Abby Ingalls extra credits, I will still graduate on time,” she said. “It’s been different, and I’m still trying to get used to the switch in writing styles from English papers to news and feature stories, but I couldn’t be happier with my switch.” Storytelling through writing, she noted, has been of interest to her since childhood. “I would write my own books and share them with my grade

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WASHBURN COUNTY - Just before noon on Sunday, June 3, Brian L. Bearheart, 18, Webster, led officers from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department and Spooner City Police on a high-speed chase after the vehicle he was driving was identified as being stolen. Bearheart drove an average speed of approximately 100 miles per hour and traveled from Burnett County into Washburn County where officers were able to set up stop sticks on Hwy. 70. Bearheart dodged the stop sticks and other stop sticks placed on High Street and turned down Lynn Avenue in Spooner. Bearheart attempted to turn right onto Summit Street and failed to negotiate the turn with his high speeds, took out the stop sign and came to stop in the ditch going southbound on Summit Street. The vehicle was towed with notable damage. Bearheart was arrested and charged with endangering the safety of person or property by reckless driving, knowingly operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license causing property damage, knowingly fleeing an officer, OWI - second offense, and hit and run property adjacent to highway. Bearheart has his first court appearance scheduled for Monday, June 25. - Jessica Beecroft, Washburn County Register ••• ADDITION - In our coverage of the Siren Lions Kids Fishing Contest June 6, we failed to mention that equal partners with the Siren Lions in presenting the event were the Lake Country Riders. We apologize for the omission.

Agenda crowded with infrastructure items by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer SIREN - The Siren Village Board held a short meeting on Thursday, June 7. Much of the business pertained to streets, sidewalks and sewers. Gruel Construction was awarded the sidewalk project on First Avenue, north of Main Street, for $8,036. Work on the sidewalk is expected to begin before the end of the month. Board members did request that the area not be torn up during the July 4 celebrations. The Town of Siren and Siren Village are working together on Elis Avenue / Old 35 and Nyberg Road. The village portion of the project will cost about $13,300. The board voted to use street construction outlay funds to pay for this work. The village will now purchase nofault sewer backup insurance for village residents through the League of Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Company. The annual cost is $1,400 and will provide up to $100,000 per claim. The insurance will be billed to residents through the water/sewer bill. The cost works out to be about $3 per household or business, per year. The village signed off on the annual compliance maintenance annual report. The DNR-required paperwork is routine, but it does grade the village on the water-treatment quality. This year, the village earned all A’s. In other business not relate to streets, sidewalks or sewers, details have been worked out so that Injection Molding Solutions will purchase a second lot in the industrial park for $5,000. The village will pay for surveying and attorney fees. If Injection Molding Solutions were to sell the business and/or land, and this lot was not developed, the village board would have the first option to purchase the lot back for $5,000. Finally, the village added an ordinance restricting drug paraphernalia that could be sold in the village.


Burnett frac sand leak may go to court Soderbeck mine remains in operation by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – The frac sand pit leak in late April from the Soderbeck pit west of Grantsburg may result in a court case. On Monday, June 4, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources informed the mine owner, Interstate Energy Partners, and mine operator, Tiller Corporation, that alleged violations relating to the leak have been referred to the Department of Justice. The alleged violations are: discharge without a permit and/or outside the conditions of a permit; failure to maintain dikes and berms; and failure to notify of facility expansion, product increase or process modification. While the violation issue starts its course through the justice system, the mine continues to operate, and the mine operators are said to be taking actions to prevent further problems. Ruth King, from the DNR, who works with water issues, told the Leader Tuesday that a site visit last week found no issues. She said Tiller is complying with DNR requests. Dave Ferris, Burnett County conservationist, told the Leader that a much bigger containment system has been built, and there should be no more problems. On April 25, the DNR was notified that muddy water was entering the St. Croix River at the site of the campground just south of Hwy. 70. Investigation revealed that the muddy water came from a leak in a

The Grantsburg frac mine is shown in this aerial photo. - Special photo containment pond at the mine a mile north of the highway. The pond contained water used to wash the frac sand being mined at the pit. The pond had just been opened, so the leak had been going on for just a few days. On May 10, the DNR issued a notice of violation to the mine owners for discharging surface water without a permit, failing to

maintain its dikes and berms, failing to maintain physical controls to prevent a discharge and failing to notify the DNR that the facility had been expanded beyond what it had been licensed for. Since that time, the site has been closely monitored by the DNR and Burnett County.

Duplicate charges have been reimbursed, says store spokesperson by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer SIREN - If you purchased any items from the Siren Holiday StationStore in Siren on Thursday, June 7, and if you paid for that item using a credit card or debit card, you may want to check your bank statements. A computer software problem caused the store to deduct the purchase from your account on Friday, June 8, as it was supposed

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to do, and then deduct the same purchase a second time on Saturday, June 9. The duplication was quickly discovered by Holiday. With the help of Holiday’s bank, U.S. Bank, the cause of the duplication was identified and all duplicate deductions were reimbursed on Monday, June 11, according to company spokesperson Bob Nye. Depending on the customers individual

banks, the timing of the credited purchases could vary, but individuals that feel they have not been credited properly can contact the credit department at the Holiday headquarters at 800-830-8700. Nye described the incident as very unusual. He is sure that the problem has been identified and confident that this will not happen again.

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Siren School building deemed safe to re-enter SIREN—An industrial hygiene consultant has completed air quality tests inside the Siren School building and declared it environmentally acceptable and safe for reoccupancy. School district staff and building personnel were given permission to return to their workstations on Monday, June 11, although they were instructed to use their judgment regarding their comfort level and individual tolerance of the smells that remain from the fire that closed the school on May 29. Principal Peggy Ryan will be contacting teachers to arrange for classroom checks and to schedule locker clean out for students. Up until now, students have not been able to retrieve personal belongings since the building was evacuated. - Jean Koelz, with submitted information

An accident on Saturday afternoon, June 2, on Hwys. 35/70 in the Town of Siren resulted in this overturned Jeep. The Jeep was driven by Roger L. Walli, 49, Minneapolis Minn., who was northbound on Hwys. 35 /70 when he was struck by Susan M. Crooks, 60, Webster. The police report indicated that Crooks was attempting a left-hand turn from North Shore Drive to southbound on the highway, crossing the two lanes of northbound traffic ahead of a truck pulling a trailer. She did not see the Jeep passing the same truck and trailer in the left lane. Betty A. Walli, 46, and Roger F. Walli, 2, both from Minneapolis, and Leroy E. Steffen, 67, and Helen M. Steffen, 49, both from Webster, were all passengers in the Jeep. The adult passengers reported possible injuries but were not taken to the hospital by ambulance. - Photo from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department

NW Wisconsin Lakes Conference set by Abby Ingalls Leader intern reporter SPOONER - On Friday, June 22, the 2012 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference is being held at Spooner High School. The featured speakers will be two-time National Conservationist,Dave Zentner; Cassie Hoger from Three Lakes High School; and author, naturalist and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela A diverse arrangement of topics will be

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Grantsburg Community Pool is open Fundraising a success by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – The Grantsburg Community Pool is open and, on Monday, June 11, was full of people. The fundraising drive for the 2012 pool operations has been a success. Together with the commitment of the Grantsburg School District and village to cover pool expenses in 2013 and beyond, the long saga of the pool’s future has probably come to a conclusion. The discussion on how to keep the Grantsburg pool open has gone on for years and reached a crisis point last October when increasing costs and decreasing funds were highlighted in a special village board meeting. That meeting led to a flurry of activity involving the village, the school district and the community. “We are not giving up,” Grantsburg School Administrator Joni Burgin told the Leader in January. The pool will be open seven days a week this summer. General swimming hours are from 1 to 5 p.m.; and from 6 to 9 p.m. each day. The pool is open for lap swimming from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of a day pass is $5 and for lap swimming is $1. Season memberships are available at $150 for a family and $50 for a single membership. Some financial scholarships are available to help families who can’t afford the full membership cost. And there is more. The pool is available on Saturday mornings for private parties. For $25 plus $5 per swimmer, people can have birthday parties and family reunions by the pool, made easier with discount coupons from local businesses, The Pizza Place and Grantsburg Family Foods.

The Grantsburg Community Pool is now open for the season seven days a week. - Photo by Gregg Westigard Katty Peterson, the new pool manager, has all the details on parties and scholarships. The Grantsburg native is full of enthusiasm for the pool and its future. Last fall, that future seemed a bit in doubt. Grantsburg Village needed to reduce the amount it spent each year to support pool operations. There was a shortfall in funds for 2012 operations and repairs, and a question of where operating funds would come from for future years. The long-range-funding issue was solved when the Grantsburg School Board added $25,000 to the district’s 2012-13 school budget to fund general pool oper-

ations in 2013 and beyond. That funding, part of the Community Education Fund 80 budget line, is in addition to the ongoing cost of funding the summer school swimming lessons. That school board action answered the pool’s future costs but left a $35,500 estimated deficit for 2012. Community fundraising has raised that amount and more, with $37,354 in hand or pledged as of Friday, June 8. The funds were in hand for the normal start-up costs including fixing a leaking water pipe, with funds held in reserve until final regulations are set on new federal pool accessibility, sometime

next year. The long list of donors to the pool fund includes local business and families. One donation came from the Grantsburg Elementary students who collected their pennies and nickels and brought $159.81 to the village board. Much of the recent pool action, including the final fundraising and supervising the pool start-up and staff hiring, has been done by the Grantsburg Pool Management Committee which currently includes John Addison, Adriana Addison, Patty Bonneville, Vicky Drohman and Tasha Olson.

Taylors Falls hires student for painting railings by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – The city council for Taylors Falls met Monday, June 11, and the council approved hiring a student to help with painting the railings in the city that are in need of stripping and painting. The city initially received a quote a year ago for First Street railing painting for $7,000. The city also has railings on Bench Street and at the Memorial Community Center. The amount is more than the city can pay and does not cover all railings, so the city looked at an alternative. Mayor Micheal Buchite suggested that the council consider hiring a student whose job would solely be to paint and scrape railings in the city, as well as the light pole bases that also need attention. Carson Eng, 17, brother to Jordan Eng, the city’s new seasonal public works worker, expressed an interest in this position. The mayor recommended $8 per hour for the student worker. The council discussed where the money should come from. It was noted that the city had recently received a $1,500 insurance reimbursement for damage to a section of the fence on First Street, which public works Superintendent Mike Kriz had recommended not to be replaced. Kriz suggested that the city

use this money to pay for the paint and supplies needed to complete the painting projects. The mayor then suggested that the council set a certain dollar amount from the contingency budget account to pay for the labor. The motion carried to hire Carson Eng part time for painting at an hourly rate of $8 an hour not to exceed $2,500 to be paid from the contingency budget. The supplies for the project will come from the $1,500 insurance reimbursement with Kriz to supervise and direct the projects to be completed. In other business, the council considered repairs to Folsum and Pine streets. Kriz submitted a report regarding the need for street repairs at the corner of Folsom Street and Pine Street due to the emergency water main repair in April. Four contractors were contacted to submit proposals for the project, with Wild River Contracting submitting the lowest cost proposal. A motion carried to accept the proposal for $2,500 for the repairs as bid by Wild River Contracting to be paid from the Water Fund. The council also discussed financing the water standpipe restoration. The Water Standpipe Restoration Project in April, with projected costs of $150,000-plus. The actual financing of the project was to be

determined at a later date. Since the city is statutorily unable to go to a bank and borrow money, it must determine the internal funding sources to finance the project. Clerk-treasurer Jo Everson provided her recommendation, with a repayment schedule funded by the $35,000 levied each year for special projects. Council member Ross Rivard recommended the city pay for the project with a significant contribution from the water fund. Everson disagreed with the recommendation explaining that the water fund cash balance is currently at its lowest in nearly 20 years due to unexpected repairs and various project expenses. Additionally, the new well debt service payment relies on $40,000 - $65,000 annually from the water fund in order to fully finance the payment. The council discussed various funding alternatives. The clerk-treasurer was directed to draft the proper resolutions according to the consensus arrived by the council.

Council member reports Larry Julik-Heine reported that the 2012 Summer Rec Program promises to be very exciting, with more students attending than last year. Bob Zemlin will again spearhead the program. The Chisago

County Water and Soil Office conservation group reported that they are moving forward with a project site in Taylors Falls. Julik-Heine agreed to keep the council updated. John Tangen reported that the fire department had completed their 800 radio mHz training. The cost of the repairs to the No. 5 grass rig was $800, well under the $1,000 threshold needing approval by the council. The Classic Car Cruize Night would again be held on Friday night. Rivard reported that the planning commission reviewed a preliminary plan for a lot split which may result in the issuance of a conditional use permit in the future. Buchite that the Taylors Falls Log Jammers Jam continues to hold their jam on Monday nights in the community center beginning at 7 p.m. It is open to the public at no cost. He also reported that the Taylors Falls Historical Society would be hosting a grand opening of the Taylors Falls Visitor Center on Saturday, June 16, in the lower level of the Memorial Community Center. The mayor also expressed his appreciation to the council for their hard work and efforts on behalf of the city of Taylors Falls.

Council moves on rain garden, fishing pier, civic auditorium by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – The city council for St. Croix Falls met Monday, June 11, and acted on several agenda items that plan to improve the city’s recreational and aesthetic values. The first was to approve the park and rec plan for the rain garden at the south end of Lions Park. The council approved the use of impact fees to fund the rain garden and added that Warren White would do some engineering of the garden. The council also approved contributing $2,000 of impact fees toward the Lions Park fishing pier. The Lions Club is

fundraising and grant writing to gather the remaining funds for a new fishing pier to be installed at the park. The council also approved a proposal from Bob Claybaugh, architect, to complete computer renditions of the civic auditorium (Festival Theatre Building) at a cost of $2,800. Original renderings were completed by Claybaugh prior to the city’s purchase of the Falls Five building adjacent to the auditorium. Those renderings included some restrictions for development specifically to the west and as far as setbacks because of the Falls Five building. However, the door has opened for possibilities now

that the city is in ownership of the neighboring Falls Five building. Therefore, the council determined that the recommendation by the Living Landmark Committee to have the renderings finished was a viable option. The council determined that the centennial committee, the fundraising group for the auditorium, can use the renderings for fundraising purposes. The motion carried with all in favor. The council also heard the annual wastewater treatment plant maintenance and compliance report from Mike Bryant. Bryant said the city did well this year with all A’s every month except for phospho-

rus, which received B ratings. Bryant also said the water tower painting project is wrapping up and hopefully the tower will be back online by June 25. The council will approve a resolution accepting the maintenance and compliance report presented Monday at a special meeting next Monday, June 18, prior to the plan commission meeting. The item was not on the agenda for resolution approval, but needs to have a passed resolution to be submitted by Bryant to retain compliance. Finally, the council approved the city hall parking lot as a trailhead designation for the Wooly Bike Club.

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New reading curriculum purchased at Unity Initiative providing iPads to students reviewed by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE — Pursuing one of Unity School’s four goals for the 2012-13 school year, the school board of education Tuesday evening, June 12, approved purchase of a new elementary reading curriculum. Based on student achievement data and program evaluation, the district’s first goal is to “increase student achievement in reading through curriculum development, consistency of instruction and effective instructional strategies.” Teachers and school administration settled on the “Journeys” curriculum from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Elementary Principal Wayne Whitwam outlined for the board the criteria used in selecting the curriculum, noting that the district considered buying new curriculum last year but postponed the purchase until after the reading peer review was conducted this past spring. He said that the staff, including himself, looked for a curriculum that had proven results in schools that are similar to Unity. They wanted something aligned with the recently adopted Common Core State Standards that provided systematic instruction for consistency in phonetics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Reading, writing, language, spelling, vocabulary and grammar needed to be included, along with assessments and progress monitoring, and it must be integrated with technology. Twenty-four elementary teachers, he said, used the criteria to evaluate sample materials from four major textbook companies. “Twenty-three out of 24 of the teachers have selected one series that they feel best meets all the above criteria,” said Whitwam. School administration reviewed the selected curriculum and concurred.

“We found a curriculum we really like,” he said. “This one stuck out to us,” agreed district Administrator Brandon Robinson. The purchase, noted Whitwam, is still being negotiated. According to Whitwam, districts such as Frederic, Flambeau and Mondovi are using “Journeys.” These schools, he said, have seen their test scores improve. He said he would report the impact on Unity’s test scores to the board.

Student iPads During the last three weeks of school, 124 students in seventh and eighth grade were issued iPads as part of a pilot program to start getting an iPad in the hand of every student in grades six through 12. The success of that initiative was reported to the school board by middle school Principal Elizabeth Jorgensen, who used an iPad to develop her report and present her findings. She began by saying that, before any of the iPads were issued, staff worked to develop policies and procedures to govern their use, staff was trained, and parents were required to participate in an informational session. “We had awesome participation,” she said. Reviewing what was learned during the pilot period, she said, “The students were totally responsible.” No devices were lost or damaged, and only one charger was damaged. A fine was paid, she said, and the issue was resolved. About 50 applications were selected and installed, with all but two or three being free. These were educational apps in all curriculum areas, said Jorgensen, and the students were “naturals” at using them. During the pilot period, she said, disciplinary referrals were down compared with those same weeks last year. There were 18 referrals last year, but only three this year. “The kids don’t want to lose their iPads,” Jorgensen commented.

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Unity Middle School Principal Elizabeth Jorgensen uses an iPad to present her report on an initiative that issued an iPad to 124 seventhand eighth-graders for three weeks this past spring. School board member Chad Stenberg, front, follows the meeting agenda on another iPad.

Ninety-four percent of the student took their devices home, indicating that the learning day was extended. They also completed assignments early. Students were asked how they used the iPad, how it helped with school, and how it could be improved. According to the responses, they were used in a variety of ways, including to help organize and for presentations. It allowed students to learn anywhere, through apps that kept their attention. Recommendations included installing a better browser and more applications, and being able to personalize it more. The plan is to issue iPads to all students in grades six through 12. More educational apps will be installed, said Jorgensen, with hundreds of new ones coming out weekly. “In all my years of education,” she concluded, “I can honestly say it’s the most exciting thing I’ve been part of.”

Summer projects A number of summer projects are planned or already under way, reported Robinson. Items already completed include repairs to the concrete walk, replacement of the band/choral shell, the replacement of a bus, and fencing by the bus garage and elementary playground. Currently in progress is work on the bus garage office, removal of the pit bathroom at the baseball field, replacement of the bus radio system and repairing the shed roof. Scheduled for June is the auditorium seating, overlay of the parking lots and replacing the retaining wall at the track bleachers. Robinson noted that TeenServe, a group of about 400 teenagers, will be staying at the school while work is under way in the auditorium. The youth will be painting and doing other work on area homes.

Personnel Two long-term employees are retiring as of the end of the school year, and the board accepted their letters with thanks for their years of service. Both custodian Joan Carlson and bus driver Janet Linehan are retiring after 26 years with the district. The resignation of Meri Locke, a bus driver with seven years with Unity, was also accepted, along with that of high school social studies and AP psychology teacher Jennifer Helstad and elementary music teacher Shanin Henningsgard. Lock resigned to pursue her career passion, and Helstad and Henningsgard took positions with other school districts. Other business • Joan Ogren, who has worked in all three schools as well as with the transportation department, was named Outstanding Support Staff. Elementary teacher Sarah McElhone and middle school teacher Shawn Perkins were named Outstanding Educators. • Unity will be offering free breakfast and lunch to children up to age 18 the following dates: June 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28, July 16-19 and 23-26, and Aug.20-24. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults can purchase their meals. Children are not to be dropped off without supervision. The meals are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Participants do not need to be residents of the Unity School District. • Robinson presented the preliminary 2012-13 budget, noting that variables such as enrollment, state aid and equalized value are still unknown. The very tentative figures show estimated decreases of nearly $200,000 in state aid and nearly $300,000 in federal funds.

Sentence withheld for Milltown man Brandon Studeman faced over a dozen felony charges by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – A 20-year-old Milltown man avoided prison time at a sentencing hearing this week in Polk County Circuit Court. Brandon Studeman faced the potential of up to a dozen years in state prison, on top of thousands of dollars in fines after a plea agreement that whittled down numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, and left him at the mercy of the court for felony charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child, with read-in charges of felony burglary and multiple bail jumping charges. Polk County District Attorney Dan Steffen sought a 12-year prison sentence, with four years of incarceration for Studeman on the sexual assault charge, which involved consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl, on top of the burglary charges, for which he also sought four years in prison. Studeman’s attorney, family members

and even his pastor had made a plea to Judge Jeffery Anderson to give Studeman another chance, noting his bipolar mental health issues, apologies and even the fact that he turned himself in on the sexual assault charge, claiming the girl told him she was of legal age at the time of the sexual incident. Studeman told the court he was “truly sorry ... and felt bad for what happened,” and that he wanted treatment and another chance, hoping to later attend college after serving his sentence. However, Steffen noted Studeman’s extensive criminal history and doubted his sincerity, noting that he has even been involved in fights in jail, on top of his lengthy criminal history and juvenile incidents, as well. “I‘m looking at six separate (criminal) files,” Steffen said with a shrug. “To say that when he’s medicated he won’t commit more crimes is a guess. Even in jail, he commits more crimes.” Studeman has had several criminal charges dismissed but used as read-ins for sentencing, including well over a dozen felony charges that range from multiple

bail jumping to battery, burglary and more, on top of misdemeanor resisting arrest, theft and other charges. His lawyer, Francis Rivard, also noted his mental health issues, but suggested he “could be a functioning member of society ... if he takes his medications.” Rivard also pleaded for treatment and a withheld sentence for Studeman “to right his life.” “Trust me, I don’t intend to minimize the impact of any of this,” Rivard said, suggesting he would not get necessary treatment if he was sent to prison. Anderson also noted several letters in support of Studeman, as well as a courtroom plea from his grandmother that when he takes his medications, “... he is a caring, loving, worthy young man, trying to get on with his life” Anderson also noted the presentence investigation report that mentioned Studeman’s mental health issues and recommendation for a lighter sentence, but he also mentioned that he had committed property crimes against some of the very people who were trying to help him.

“These were individuals who gave you a chance, a place to stay,” Anderson said. “You took food, also a computer ... and took advantage of their trust. Plus you have lots of read-ins.” Anderson also had to review several other files that had been dismissed as part of his plea agreement, but also gave him credit for turning himself in to police on the sex assault. “I was torn,” Anderson said. “You’ve got a volume here ... You’ve jumped into the deep end.” But in the end, the judge withheld the bulk of his sentencing and placed him on probation for five years, with over $3,000 restitution on the burglary charges, and also withheld the bulk of the sentence on the sexual assault, giving him 10 years’ probation, with a one-year jail sentence and sex offender notification, as well as paying for all court costs. Studeman has already been in jail for the bulk of that one-year jail sentence and will have completed that sentence by the end of the summer.


Village, medical center discuss new Frederic clinic

by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer FREDERIC — St. Croix Regional Medical Center is moving closer to starting construction of its new clinic in Frederic, and officials met with the village board Monday evening, June 11, to ask the village to help secure a lower interest rate on its borrowing. Construction of the clinic, which will be located in the parking lot area next to Skol Bar, is expected to take place next year, said village President William Johnson IV. The medical center first met with Tom Mayfield the village board a year ago, when representatives said that the proposed two-story building would eventually offer more services and an expanded staff that would include more health providers, therapists and specialists, as well as more outpatient services. Tom Mayfield, of Minnesota Investment Services Co., appeared before the board Monday night with SCRMC Chief Executive Officer Dave Dobosenski and Chief Financial Officer John Tremble, asking the village to consider becoming a conduit for financing the estimated $6.3 million project. State and federal regulations allow the nonprofit medical center to seek municipal conduit financing and also exempt the municipality from any liability. Each year the village can take on up to $10 million in conduit borrowing, and Frederic has no plans to tap into that for 2012. The medical center will cover any costs that are incurred by the village in setting up the financing, said Mayfield, including any consult with the village attorney or financial advisor. This coverage, he said, will extend to all future expenses as well. Monday’s meeting with the board was very preliminary, said Mayfield, but eventually, in accordance with state and fed-

Listening to discussion about Frederic’s new clinic (L to R) are village Trustees John Boyer, Phil Knuf and Doug Amundson, and village Administrator/treasurer Dave Wondra. eral law, a public hearing will be needed before the process can be finalized. He expected the public hearing to be held in August or September. Dobosenski, said that they are looking forward to the project in Frederic. The new clinic at Unity is scheduled to open in early July, with an open house from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 30. Construction of a new clinic in Lindstrom, Minn., is expected to start at the end of July.

The program, said Byerly, will provide a good opportunity to think about the many freedoms we take for granted here in the United States.

Other business • The board approved a payment of $67,613 on the Linden Street project, with another $3,558 retained. The project is essentially done, said village Administrator/treasurer Dave Wondra. • John Lindquist and Carey Lillehaug

were reappointed to the library board. • Johnson reported that, on Wednesday, June 27, a park bench on the north side of Coon Lake will be dedicated in memory of Deborah Lucey-Martin. Lucey-Martin bequeathed $12,500 to the village to develop the Coon Lake Trail. The dedication will be held at 3 p.m., followed by an open house at the library from 4 to 5 p.m.

Library program Library Director Chris Byerly reported that the Friends of the Frederic Library is sponsoring a program by a man who, in 1982, escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia with his wife and two small children. Peter Vodenka now travels around sharing the story of his journey to freedom. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at St. Luke Methodist Church. Vodenka’s book will be available for purchase.


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Dave Dobosenski, CEO of St. Croix Regional Medical Center, front, at the Monday, June 11, meeting of the Frederic Village Board. In back is John Tremble, chief financial officer for the medical clinic. — Photos by Mary Stirrat

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John DuBois tified firefighter, crisis management instructor and more, and has been involved in various task forces, such as the Internet Crimes Against Children. “In general, may favorite part of the job is just talking to people, getting to know them, “ he said on his law enforcement career. “Really, nobody likes giving out tickets and making arrests, but it’s just part of it. I like the community interaction and helping people out, solving problems and anything else.” DuBois grew up “a city boy in Madison,” and admitted that he’s getting accustomed and learning some of the rural, outdoors activities many locals grew up with and take for granted, from hunting and fishing to gardening and more. He admitted that he is “young enough to still get into (the activities) now,” and looks forward to being more knowledgeable and enjoy his time in the outdoors. His wife is also in law enforcement locally, and he looks forward to getting even more involved in the community, following his three stepchildren as they grow up. “I’m not putting up a tent,” he joked on his long-term plans. “I’m putting down roots ... and plan to retire here. I moved up here not even knowing where Polk County was, and now, well, I’m just taking it as it comes.” And in case you’re wondering, Chief DuBois does not give out lottery number advice.

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by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer CENTURIA – If you won any cash in the Wisconsin Lottery for the year after August 2004, you can thank the new Centuria police chief, John DuBois. He was the law enforcement official behind every state drawing for that one-year period, and hence, was the only person in the state who could not play the lottery. “It was kind of hard sometimes, not being able to play - especially when you’d see it rising, rising!” DuBois joked, explaining how he was working for the Capitol police at the time, and they needed a law officer to “hit the button” for every drawing, and DuBois was the guy. Of course, he had plenty of other duties on top of that, but few folks get to have that story to tell their kids. But it seems DuBois struck a different type of win this week, as the Centuria Village Board officially approved DuBois as the new police chief on Monday, June 11, at their regular monthly meeting, effective July 15. He will replace the retiring longtime Police Chief Van Burch, and while DuBois’ approval was a mere formality and comes as no surprise, he was pleased with the official sealing of the deal. “I think it’s everybody’s dream to become chief of an agency, and I like Centuria. It’s a nice small town where you can know everybody by name,” he said, jokingly comparing it to Andy Griffith’s fictitious ‘Mayberry,’ but with a modern twist. “Small-town feel, and not quite as busy as a (big city).” DuBois is also an active and involved village resident and has worked as sergeant under Burch for over three years. He also works part time as an officer in several local municipalities, including Osceola and Clear Lake for special events and occasions. His background in law enforcement is extensive, including stints in the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a park ranger, and even as an undercover drug agent for the Washington, Wis., County Sheriff’s Department, on top of the aforementioned Capitol police job. “I also teach (law enforcement classes) for the WITC and Chippewa Valley Technical College,” he added. He is also a cer-

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by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – A 47-year-old Balsam Lake man is facing several felony charges after being stopped for his fifth driving while intoxicated charge on Friday, June 8, near Balsam Lake. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Peter D. Hanson, Balsam Lake, was stopped shortly after noon on June 8 after reports came in of him driving erratically. A Wisconsin DNR warden and a state trooper were first to respond, and stopped Hanson near on CTH I, east of 120th Street. Hanson was allegedly speeding and crossing the centerline, and when he was frisked, he apparently revealed a pipe in his pocket used for smoking 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Each Day methamphetamine. He told police he had not (We will be closed Sunday, June 17, for drunk any alcohol, but Father’s Day) smelled of intoxicants. He The pottery is original hand-thrown stoneware, later admitted to smoking oven, microwave and dishwasher safe and all methamphetamine earlier have lead-free glazes. in the day, and a subsequent vehicle search also Studio Location: 1/3 mile south of Hwy. 46N & Co. Rd. I corner led to the recovery of maror 3.5 miles north of Hwy. 8 on 150th St., Balsam Lake. ijuana. (In the Red Barn) Hanson was arrested 563073 For more information, call: 715-485-3928. 43Lp


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Ending hunger Hunger impacts so many people, including many neighbors in our own community. It also deeply impacts children. Overall, one in five children living in the United States is at risk of going hungry. At Bremer Bank, we think that is just one child too many, which is why we are hosting our seventh Taking Action to End Hunger campaign during the month of June. This year, we are again matching all donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000. You can donate online at or at any Bremer Bank location. One hundred percent of donations collected are distributed to local Feeding America food banks in Bremer communities. Another easy way to make a donation is to visit and watch the “Step Up to End Hunger”

video. Bremer is donating $1 for every view of the video to the campaign up to 15,000 views! Make a donation today and help Bremer Bank raise money to provide food and grocery products that local Feeding America food banks will use to feed hungry children in our neighborhoods. Bremer’s vision is to build healthy communities through partnerships. With your help we are closer each year to achieving that vision, which certainly includes ending hunger. Together, we can make a huge difference! Glen Meier Bremer Bank Frederic, Danbury, Siren

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Although not a religious person, I feel that, as long as religions do exist, people should have the right to preach and discuss their beliefs in their houses of worship. I don’t think it is appropriate for demonstrations of these beliefs to spill out onto a lawn next to a public sidewalk on a Main Street of any town the way the Catholic church’s 400-plus crosses anti-abortion installation is currently displayed in Frederic. Anyone in their right mind agrees that abortion is horrible and, largely, unnecessary. Unfortunately, many people don’t seem to realize that birth control, family planning and male contraception

(especially the vasectomy) would negate the necessity of abortion worldwide. Why do these same people believe that encasing a population in ignorance and victimizing women by denying their rights to a healthy life will alleviate this problem? Where does anyone get off telling anyone what they can do with their bodies? Kelly Green Frederic

Area news at a glance • RICE LAKE — Joe Diffie, Eve 6, Hairball and other bands grace the Aquafest stages this summer as Rice Lake celebrates the season. Those performances are June 14-16, with the big parade on June 17, and there’s plenty going on until then. For more information, call 877-234-2126 or see www.aquafestonlinecom. — from Rice Lake Chronotype ••• SUPERIOR - Douglas County Administrator Andy Lisak likes to think a site in Superior is perfect for an iron pellet plant. He probably became more convinced last week when officials from Magnetation Inc. announced that they were through trying to put a pellet plant in Itasca County. The company employs 150 people at two iron ore recovery and concentration operations on the Iron Range and now is looking for somewhere to put a plant that would make pellets out of the ore. Lisak said the permitting process could go more smoothly in Superior, where a site has been prepared in Parkland Industrial Park. “We think this is the best place,” Lisak said. “We’re in the Northland.” Magnetation’s decision against Minnesota is not a surprise. Early this year, CEO Larry Lehtinen hinted the company was leaning toward a plant outside of the Iron Range with Superior and a site in Indiana in the running. Magnetation President Matt Lehtinen made the announcement Monday, June 4, at a chamber of commerce lunch in Grand Rapids. He said the site selection was down to the two sites. “That’s the bad news,” Lehtinen said, adding that the good news is the pellet plant will keep the current operations going. Magnetation’s first plant is outside of Keewatin and has been expanded several times. A second plant is near Taconite and started production in May. A third plant is expected to go online near Chisholm later this year. - Duluth News Tribune/Associated Press

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Guitar theft leads to high-speed chase Madison man apprehended in Lewis by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LEWIS – A stolen guitar led to a highspeed chase and likely felony charges for a homeless Madison man, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. The incident first began in the latemorning hours on Wednesday, June 6, at a St. Croix Falls pawn shop when Taylor Klavas, 27, Madison, allegedly grabbed a guitar from the pawn shop and fled the store, in spite of customers attempting to apprehend him. The store owner did get a close look and description of Klavas, while also having his license number and vehicle description. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the fleeing Pontiac Bonneville a short time later as it flew north through Frederic. He quickly began a pursuit, which led to Klavas tossing the guitar from the Pontiac, apparently near the Frederic High School.

Klavas reached high rates of speed and attempted to head west as he entered Lewis, but spun out of control and crashed backward into a tree. He then fled on foot but was spotted by witnesses and quickly Taylor Klavas taken into custody. Klavas also led police to where he tossed the guitar out the window, which was recovered but was destroyed. Klavas made an initial appearance in Polk County Circuit Court on Monday, June 11, where he faces felony fleeing police and misdemeanor theft and criminal damage to property charges. After a preliminary hearing, Klavas was bound over for trial and pleaded not guilty to all charges. He was later arraigned and released on a $1,000 bond, but his next court appearance had not been set at press time.

After a high-speed chase, Taylor Klavas, Madison, spun out of control and crashed his Pontiac backward into a tree in Lewis and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later and now faces felony fleeing charges, as well as misdemeanor charges of theft and criminal damage to property. – Photo by Greg Marsten

Polk County Board returns to Endeavors issues by Gregg Westigard, Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The Endeavors Adult Development Center issue returns to the Polk County Board at its Tuesday, June 19 meeting. Endeavors has asked that its annual rent be reduced from $34,800 a year to $30,000 a year retroactive to January first. Endeavors is behind on its rent and fuel payments to the county, owing the county $53,277 at the end of May. The county has sent Endeavors a default notice demanding payment, with the possibility that the Endeavors lease could be canceled. That notice has been put on hold until the board takes up the issue again. The county board could approve the lower rent or reject it, reinstating the default notice. The county property committee and the Endeavors board held a joint meeting on Wednesday, May 30, to discuss issues. Four of the nine Endeavors board members were present along with four of the five property members and several county officials. The meeting was used to present

information. “We are not asking for money, just more time to get back on our feet,” Endeavors board member Lou Ann White said. She told the committee that the downturn in the economy meant that Endeavors has lost some of the contracts it had with local employers, contracts that provided work for the center’s clients. Endeavors is developing a new greenhouse business that will provide jobs and generate income, but that is taking time to establish. The county said that the rent being paid should more accurately be called a reimbursement for utilities and services. County Administrator Dana Frey said the monthly direct costs to the county to operate the building average $2,277 a month for utilities, maintenance and insurance. Frey said that indirect expenses are not covered by the Endeavors payment. These expenses would include the cost of paying the financing costs, principle and interest, incurred to construct the building in 2000. Some members of the property commit-

tee said they wanted more detailed information on the finances of the center and what it projects for its future. “We are your banker and your landlord,” Supervisor Tom Engels said. “We need to know if you can afford the costs of the building. We need to know what your plan is to get back to what you have agreed to pay, a written plan that can be followed. We need evidence of where you are and where you are going.” The property committee and the Endeavors board will meet again on Monday, June 18, the day before the county board meeting. That meeting might make a recommendation to the county board on how to proceed with the Endeavors rent.

A statement from the Endeavors director After the joint meeting on May 30, Diana Manning, executive director of Endeavors, sent a statement to the Leader. This is part of that statement: “Over the next several months, we will be paying the county the amount we owe for fuel, rent and building maintenance. I

am hopeful that the current process of meetings, sharing historical and present financial information as well as Endeavors plans for the future will provide some clarity to the county board regarding our funding and the many challenges at play not only in the downturn in the state and national economy but also the current state and federal initiatives that have enormous implications for all programs like Endeavors in Wisconsin that serve individuals with disabilities. I am aware of the strategies we are having to consider in how we ‘adapt’ or regroup in order to respond to this state and federal ideology/policy shift which is focused on eliminating funding for the facility-based employment services that we have provided for over 45 years. Endeavors greenhouse program was developed knowing full well these trends and the fact that our state funding will continue if we provide employment opportunities in community business settings.”

Grantsburg gets a lesson in open government by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – Always be open, the public needs to know what is happening. That was the basic message the Grantsburg Village Board heard Monday afternoon, June 11, when Bill Thiel gave the board a lesson on open government and state statutes. Thiel is a municipal law specialist with Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, the law firm that serves the village. He was in town for other business, and the board used the opportunity of his presence to get a briefing on the laws. Thiel said that the public has a right to know almost everything the village board does and to see almost every document the village board considers. He said transparency is the goal. That starts with the notice of board meetings where the agenda should list all items to be discussed. He said the agenda for the Monday meeting was perfect. Minutes of those meetings should be available and clear in

reporting actions the board took. In addition, all documents the board sees are public records and should be available. But public records go beyond that to include e-mails and other written documents, everything the village has in its possession. The village board members must hold their discussions and make their decisions in public. Thiel said it is not legal for a majority of the members of the board or of a committee of the board to talk about an issue outside the meeting. Called a “walking quorum,” these outside conversations could lead to board actions decided out of the public view. Thiel said boards should try to avoid “predetermination” of issues. There are limited reasons a board might meet in closed session, such as some issues involving bargaining, property transactions and litigation, but actions taken in closed session must be made public and the minutes of the closed sessions released once the issue is settled. And closed ses-

sions must stick to the topic given as the reason for the session and not stray to other issues. Thiel said a public comment period is not required, but if it is on the agenda, the board members should not respond beyond saying that an issue raised might be put on a future agenda. The board should not go beyond the posted agenda and raise new issues.

Other board action Village properties are getting cleaned up. Police Chief Jeff Schinzing said much of the trash at 409 East Madison has been removed, enough so the lawn can be mowed. Kevin Wanless has made an effort to bring his property on North Nelson into compliance, Schinzing said, and nothing more needs to be done. The council thanked Wanless for his effort. The county has taken possession of the lot on Oak Street, the Plemel property where the blue box stood, and the village will work with

the county on developing the land. And the industrial site on Pine Street by the river is moving closer to being razed. The village has stopped mowing the grass runway at the airport and has posted it as closed with no complaints received (the paved runway is open). The board decided to leave it unmowed since there seems to be no demand for that part of the airport. Council member Earl Mosley visited the public building at the airport and told the council, “You can get into it, but I don’t know why you would want to.” The state of the building has been a topic of discussion over the years. The water tower overflowed last weekend. The problem has been fixed, and the road where the water flowed has been repaired. The refinancing of the village loans was completed with a savings in interest expense. And the pool is open and being used (see separate story).

Library resolutions coming to Polk County Board by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Two resolutions on the future of the Polk County Library Federation are coming to the Polk County Board on Tuesday, June 19. One, submitted by Supervisor Herschel Brown and tabled last month by the county board, would phase out the library while keeping the jail literacy program. The other, submitted by Supervisor Kathryn Kienholz, would retain some of the library’s services at a reduced levy cost. The Library Federation board, at its meeting Wednesday, June 6, proposed the ideas that are in the Kienholz resolution. Regardless of which resolution might be adopted, Polk County would be spending less on the central support library in 2013. The library receives $154,414 in prop-

erty tax levy support in 2012 out of a total library budget of $204,000. The Brown resolution would eliminate all that funding except for an unspecified amount that would be added to the law enforcement budget for the Books to Jail service. The cost of that program is budgeted at $53,800 for 2012, of which $32,000 is levy dollars. The Brown resolution calls on the county administrator to come up with a proposal for implementing the jail book and literacy program. The Kienholz resolution would budget $94,800 in levy dollars for library services in 2013 plus an additional $26,100 to law enforcement for the jail books program, for a levy total of $120,900, a reduction of $33,500 compared to the 2012 budget. The Kienholz resolution would allocate $81,800 for personnel costs, $10,000 for the Books by Mail program and $3,000 for

professional services. The library board, at its June 6 meeting, affirmed what had been discussed at its prior meeting on May 23. The operation is a service to other libraries and not a library in addition. As a service, there are not statutory limits on how it can be closed. Also, because it is a service, it does not need to be headed by a librarian with a master’s degree in library science. Kienholz told the board she had confirmed this in research she had done. She added that the operation was not created correctly in the beginning, adding that the present salary of the director is the correct salary for a county employee with a Master of Arts, but that degree requirement is not necessary. Board members expressed concern about losing the services of the director, Colleen Foxwell. Board Chair Nate De-

prey said, “Colleen’s skills set is of unbelievable value to the county.” There was discussion about how a position might be created for her, doing grant writing for the county and possibly working with the continuing jail program. Supervisor Warren Nelson, the county board member on the library board, suggested that the library has funds in reserve that might be used to continue some of the library functions. The board was in agreement that the library should be closed to the public as soon as possible, freeing up staff time for other functions. The board noted that the funds are budgeted for the remainder of the year, and some of the members suggested the end of December as a good date to complete the transition.


Village of Grantsburg holds lake fair GRANTSBURG - The Village of Grantsburg recently received a three-part Lake Management Planning Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources focusing on planning and implementation of improvement projects to Memory Lake and the Memory Lake Park. The three project areas include nearshore improvements to the park proper, storm-water management improvements within the village and watershed improvement planning outside the village upstream of Memory Lake. One requirement of the grant award was for the village to sponsor a public education event to showcase what is being done and why, and to generate public interest in the projects. The lake fair was held at Memory Lake on Saturday, June 2, as part of Grantsburg’s annual Big Gust Days community celebration. Displays at the lake fair included: Aquatic plants found in Memory Lake, aquatic invasive species information and education, forest and terrestrial invasive species, village of Grantsburg storm-water management projects, shoreland improvement information and education, runoff reduction best management practices and runoff model, and clams and mussels found in the Wood River System. Many partners helped in making the displays available to the public including the village of Grantsburg, Short Elliot

Lake engineer David Blumer showed a lake fair visitor some of the aquatic life present in Memory Lake. Blumer said he had several one-on-one conversations with people who were surprised at how complicated a system the little lake has. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer Hendrickson Inc., Endangered Resource Services, LLC, the Grantsburg Area School District, UW-Extension agricultural agents, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Burnett County Soil and Water Conservation Department. “It was a beautiful day for the event,” said Short Elliot Hendrickson Engineer-

ing’s lakes engineer David Blumer. “People visiting the exhibits included a wide range of age groups.” According to Blumer, several visitors were particularly interested in what was happening to make improvements to Memory Lake. Blumer said he had several one-on-one

conversations with people who were surprised at how complicated a system the little lake has. “There is wild rice and endangered mussels species either in or close by downstream, beneficial native aquatic plants, a highly impacted system with sediment from upstream, and several storm-water outfalls from the village emptying into the lake,” explained Blumer. Blumer noted the abundant goose population was encouraged by the amount of mowed grass in the park. “The lake also has some bank erosion and many impervious surfaces which could be manipulated or have best management practices, like a rain barrel, installed,” Blumer added. Blumer said there are competing uses for Memory Lake from wildlife to the snowmobile watercross with competing stakeholders including campers, park visitors, tribal concerns, village concerns, WDNR concerns and endangered species protection concerns. A rain barrel assembled by Green Frog Inc. Consulting, and purchased by the village of Grantsburg, was given away as a door prize for folks attending the lake fair event. Blumer, village clerk Jennifer Zeiler and village board President Roger Panek were on hand to answer questions and welcome lake fair visitors. - submitted

Letters from Home columnist, Carrie Classon, performs “Solstice Sun” degree in creative nonfiction writing at the University of New Mexico where she will also be teaching undergraduates writing and composition. “It’s a funny thing,” says Classon, “they have decided to put me in charge of two classes of English students when I don’t actually have a degree in English.”

Carrie Classon

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LUCK – On Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m., at the Café Wren in Luck, Carrie Classon will be saying a goodbye, of sorts, in her performance of selected columns titled “Solstice Sun.” An Inter-County Leader columnist since 2009, Classon will be leaving the area in August to pursue a Master of Fine Arts

Classon was selected for the fully funded program based on her writing. This writing, she says, was cultivated largely through her work with the Leader. “I came into editor Gary King’s office in September of 2009 with four sample columns that had taken me weeks to write and assured him I would have no trouble knocking one of these out every week for the indefinite future. It was one of the happiest days of my life when he said that he would carry my column.” Over the next two years the weekly 600word column became a fixed part of Classon’s life as a new writer. “I never wrote at all until I was living in Africa. While in Africa, I discovered there was nothing that enhanced the enjoyment of solo travel as much as sending little missives back home describing my observations and musings. If this could be so enjoyable while traveling, I reasoned, why not while back at home, observing life in rural Wisconsin?” The resulting column, Letters from Home, appeared on Sept. 9, 2009, and has run every week since. In it, Classon has chronicled the ups and downs of moving back to Wisconsin after living abroad, the trials and rewards of a new relationship at middle age, pets, gardens, family affairs and observations of how the seasons in rural Wisconsin play a role in her inner life. “My idea for the column was originally something much less personal, more newsy,” says Classon. “But from the first column I found myself reflecting on rather intimate events and feelings. I decided there was nothing in my private life that was so unusual that most people have not experienced something similar and I find it enormously satisfying to connect with others by finding meaning in everyday

life.” Classon credits Carolyn Wedin, professor emeritus of the department of languages and literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (and Frederic native), with much of her growth as a writer over the past 2-1/2 years. Dr. Wedin teaches a creative writing class called Write Right Now! through both Frederic and Luck’s community education programs. “Carolyn has been a true mentor to me,” Classon says, “She has encouraged my writing and given me the courage to consider life as a professional writer and educator.” Classon’s chosen genre of creative nonfiction writing is the newest offering in MFA programs at a growing number of universities. It is still not available at all schools, including the University of Wisconsin, where poetry and fiction have been the standard areas of focus. Creative nonfiction has become increasingly popular in the publishing industry as memoirs, biographies and books on travel and spiritual journeys have gained a growing readership. “The growth in popularity of the memoir is hard to explain,” Classon says, “but it has something to do with a hunger for the stories of ordinary people. There was a time when memoirs were written only by the famous – or infamous. But now there is a widespread acceptance that the stories of ordinary lives can be extraordinary and the fact that these stories are true holds a huge appeal for readers.” “Solstice Sun” is a selection of columns going back to 2009, loosely organized around the theme of seasonal and personal transformation and growth. Classon sees the show as marking another transition, although she hopes to continue writing her column, Letters from Home, when she is no longer at home. “I am hoping that Gary King and readers will continue to find something interesting in my writing when I am writing about different places and new experiences. My writing is always coming from a Wisconsin perspective, whether I am writing about Africa or my barn. I am most comfortable in a small, rural setting and I think this rural perspective is a strength in my writing – no matter what the topic.” Tickets for “Solstice Sun” are $12 and are available in advance at any of the Inter-County Leader offices or at Café Wren. Subscribers to the Leader receive a $2 discount. Seating is limited. The Café Wren is located at 2596 Hwy. 35 in Luck. For more information contact Café Wren at 715-472-4700. - submitted





Pirates state bound after win over Mounders “Our kids have been well-composed all year and they don’t seem like they get rattled, and they don’t make too many mistakes. So, we’ll see. Anything can happen on any given day,” Bjelland said. Heading into state, the Pirates have five players who were honored as all-district athletes, including the team’s only two seniors, Nicole McKenzie and Witzany. Juniors Pewe and Schwieger also made all-district, as well as Hanson, who is only a sophomore.

Team making its fifth appearance in state softball history Grantsburg 6, Elk Mound 1 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – The Pirates softball team is on its way to the state tournament in Madison after a convincing win over Elk Mound on Thursday, June 7, in Park Falls. This will be the Pirates fifth state softball appearance since winning it all in 2009 and in 2006. “We started out with a bang,” said Pirates coach Don Bjelland of the Pirates 6-1 win over the Mounders. Grantsburg took advantage of some early one-out walks from Sam Schwieger and Macy Hanson in the top of the first inning, and both stole bases to put themselves in scoring position. Nicole McKenzie drove in the first run of the game on a fly ball to left field to put the Pirates up 1-0. Gabby Witzany followed through with an RBI to center field and Stacey McKenzie also smacked an RBI single to put Grantsburg up 3-0. With Hanson working a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the first with two strikeouts, Grantsburg continued to add runs in the top of the second, scoring two more times,

The Pirates run a tight ship on defense and have relied on great pitching to carry them through to success this season. Here Macy Hanson and Kylie Pewe get the force out at second base. – File photo by Marty Seeger

Extra Points

The Grantsburg Pirates softball team is heading to state for the fifth time in the program’s storied history. The Pirates coasted easily past Elk Mound for the sectional title in a 6-1 victory on Thursday, June 7. – Photo submitted beginning with a one-out single from players have been used to doing all seaKassie Lien. Kylie Pewe then hit a sacri- son long, and it has continued in a strong fice to move Lien to second and Lien soon way into the postseason. Yet Grantsburg took third on a passed ball. The next at bat continues to make them look routine, had Schwieger drawing a walk, and con- when other teams may have trouble hantinuing to roll onto second base. The dling the ball. “We played well, we didn’t make too Mounders quickly threw to second, forgetting about the speedy Lien who scored many mistakes. Defense was solid and easily. The Pirates scored again in the in- Macy pitched really well,” Bjelland said. Grantsburg picked up one more run in ning on a hit by Hanson that was bobbled, and Schwieger scored on the hit to make it the top of the fifth when Pewe doubled and Schwieger hit the two-out RBI single. a 5-0 game after two innings. “I was just happy to get the runs we got Hanson finished off the game with a 1-2-3 early and keep momentum on our side,” inning in the bottom of the seventh and Bjelland said, but from the second inning the Pirates finished with six runs on eight hits. The game and the Pirates run at state on, the Pirates offense went quiet. “It wasn’t like we were striking out, it’s this season was a stark difference from the just that we weren’t getting the good previous two seasons. Last year the Pisweet spot of the bat,” Bjelland said. But rates lost to Hurley in an 8-7 sectional final offense didn’t mean much in this game as that went nine innings, and in 2010 the Pimuch as the Pirates pitching and defense. rates lost to Arcadia in the sectional final Hanson allowed just one run on two hits by a 3-2 score in 11 innings. “It’s almost a relief,” said Bjelland. and retired the first nine batters in order. “When you lose in extra innings there’s She had seven strikeouts and one walk. The Mounders lone run of the game nothing pleasant about that at all, no matcame in the bottom of the fourth when ter who you’re playing … It was just nice Maddy Polden led the inning off with a to finally get the monkey off our back and double and moved to third on a sacrifice get rewarded with that sectional title.” Grantsburg, at 24-2, will play the state bunt. She later scored on an RBI double, but the threat was over quickly as the Pi- semifinal game Friday, June 15, at 1:30 p.m., against the 23-3 Pacelli Cardinals. rates defense shined in the next at bat. A weak grounder was hit to Pirates The winner will play the winner between shortstop Schwieger, who checked the defending state champion Poynette, or Alrunner at second before firing to first for goma on Saturday, June 16, at 12:30 p.m. “I look at Pacelli, and they give up a fair the out. The base runner then tried moving to third but was thrown out on a amount of runs, but can score a bunch of throw from Wendy Roberts to Stacey runs too,” said Bjelland. Either way, he McKenzie at third for the final out of the says they’ll be very competitive no matter inning. It’s something Pirates softball who they play.

••• PRINCETON, N.J., – St. Croix Falls native and Olympic rower Megan Kalmoe is less than one week away from finding out who will be on this year’s U.S. Olympic rowing team, and who will compete at the 2012 games in London. The opening ceremony is on Friday, July 27, and the rowing team will be announced on Friday, June 22. Kalmoe has had a busy spring with training and competing. She was selected as Athlete of the Month by World Megan Kalmoe Rowing in April. Kalmoe competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, along with teammate Ellen Tomek in the double sculls event, where they took fifth. She has since competed in double sculls, but also in quad events. ••• GRANTSBURG – Along with a nod to the all-district softball team along with four of her teammates, Grantsburg junior Kylie Pewe can add All-Pioneer Press Softball Team to her resume. The second baseman was recognized in the Thursday, June 7, sports section of the Pioneer Press newspaper, and listed as one of nine reserves. Pewe is hitting .590 this season and has a Kylie Pewe career batting average of .610. Known as a slap hitter, Pewe set Grantsburg’s single season record for hits with 46. – Marty Seeger with information from the Pioneer Press ••• LEADER LAND – Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete playing collegiate sports in 2012 who hasn’t been mentioned, send us an email or call and we’ll take it from there. – Marty Seeger

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Frederic Lions Classic Bike Race results

Logan and Lapekas top the podium at Frederic Lions 25th bike race FREDERIC – The 25th-annual Frederic Lions Classic Bike Race found two new names in the record book. Men’s winner Daniel Logan, Osceola, stopped the clock at 1 hour, 2 minutes and 58 seconds. Women’s champion Pat Lapekas, River Falls, completed the 26.4-mile course in 1 hour, 16 minutes and 13 seconds. Both were first-time winners in Frederic. In the companion single-speed race, for bikes with only one gear, both divisions were repeat winners from last year, Andrea Potyondy-Smith, Champlin, Minn., at 1:28:33, and Dan Johnson, Frederic, 1:28:37. The 26.4-mile time trial course, east of Frederic, features 1,300 feet of climbing and is considered to be one of the more difficult races in the WiSport cycling series, Fifty-three racers from Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin took part in the 2012 edition of the Frederic Lions Classic Bike Race that started in 1988 as a fundraiser, and has gone on to be the third-longest-running citizen bike race in Wisconsin. Top five men: Dan Logan, Osceola, 1:02:58; Robert Marhefke, River Falls, 1:03:51; Dave Ludwigson, Stillwater, Minn., 1:05:08; Frank Lowry, New Auburn, 1:05:28; and Tim Mrozinski, Chippewa Falls, 1:07:27. Top five women: Pat Lapekas, River Falls, 1:16:13; Michelle Bibeau, Pengilly, Minn., 1:19.06; Rachael Jensen, Shell Lake, 1:25:07; Andrea Potyondy-Smith, Champlin, Minn., 1:28:33; and Eileen “Bean” Linzmeyer-Timmerman, Hayward, 1:31:36. Other local racers were Arthur W. Martin, 1:31:17; Neal Lundeen, 1:35:58; William Johnson (single speed), 1:41:00; and Mark Buley, 2:04:38. – submitted

The 25th-annual Frederic Lions Classic Bike Race was held Saturday, June 9. – Photos by Gary King

Fifty-three racers competed in the 26.4-mile time trial course.

Special Olympics athletes compete at state track STEVENS POINT – Local Special Olympics athletes competed at the state track meet held in Stevens Point on Thurs-

day, Friday and Saturday, June 7-9. Competitors included Amy Pickard of Amery, who took fourth in the shot put and sec-

Klatt competes in NCBA World Series

Former Luck athlete Mitchell Klatt competed in the National Club Baseball Association World Series in late May at Golden Park in Columbus, Ga. Klatt plays for the UW-Badgers and while batting fourth and playing left field, Wisconsin defeated No. 1 seeded Penn State 4-1, but lost their second game to the University of Illinois 4-2. The Badgers bounced back to beat Texas A&M in game three, but lost again to the University of Illinois in the double-elimination tournament to play for a championship. Klatt is currently on a Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica, and playing in that country’s national league over the summer. Pictured (L to R): Pam, Jillian, Mitchell and John Klatt. – Photo submitted

ond in both turbo and 50-meter dash. Brian Johnson of Frederic was first in the turbo javelin and fourth in the 100-meter dash. Crystal Fougner of Amery took second in the shot, first in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the relay event. Jackson Bean of Osceola took first place in the softball throw. Steven Kicker of Osceola was first in the running long jump and the 100-meter dash, and took fourth in the relay event. Jason Neidermire of Osceola was first in the 200-meter dash and in the 100-meter

dash, and took fourth in the relay event. Charlie Casarez of Somerset took sixth in the shot, fifth in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the relay. Nik Schrantz of Osceola was first in the 800-meter run, third in the 400 and fourth in the relay. Dawn Hughes of Amery took second in the softball throw and fourth in the relay. Makinzie Miller of Osceola was first in the turbo javelin and fourth in the relay. Brianna Paulson of Clear Lake took fourth overall in the relay. – Marty Seeger with submitted information

Local Special Olympics athletes competed at the state track meet in Stevens Point on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 7-9. – Photos submitted








Winners of the 35th-annual Hansen Farms Milk Tourney

The senior girls, sponsored by Great Northern Outdoors, took first place at the Hansen Farms Milk Tournament last weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 8-10.

The Balsam Lake All-Stars team took first place in the peewee division.

Senior boys were honored for their many consecutive years of playing the Hansen Farms Milk Tournament. (L to R): Kevin Bystrom, eight years; Brady Turner, nine years; Xavier Foeller, nine years; and Clay Peckman, 10 years.

The Troy’s Total Flooring softball team took first place in the senior boys division. LEFT: The Jolly Builders Bruisers took first place overall in the junior boys division. – Photos submitted

LEFT: The Hardware Hank boys softball team picked up a second-place win in the senior boys division.

The Sterling Bank Knights took second place in the peewee division.

The Nelwood Farms softball team took second place at the milk tournament in Milltown last weekend, June 8-10, in the senior girls division.

The Hawkins Sewer/Holdt Construction softball team took second place in the junior boys division.








Winners from the Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K Race

Jacob Ohnstad, 16, of Grantsburg, took first place out of 202 runners competing in the Carlyle Sherstad 5K held at the Grantsburg High School on Saturday, June 2. The seventh-annual event is organized by Burnett Medical Center and has been held during Grantsburg’s Big Gust Days.

McKenzie Swenson of Siren finished first among all females competing in the Carlyle Sherstad 5K on Saturday, June 2. She took fourth overall out of 202 other competitors. – Photos submitted unless otherwise noted

Natalie Doornink and her son, Chase, raced together in the Carlyle Sherstad 5K race on June 2. The 8-year-old came in 21st, crossing the finish line just a few steps ahead of his mom who followed close behind, at 22nd place. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Angela Gaffney of Grantsburg was the first female to cross the finish line during a 10K race that took place as part of the Carlyle Sherstad race in Grantsburg on Saturday, June 2. She came in 12th place overall.

Digger Carlson of White Bear Lake, Minn., was the first male runner to cross the finish line during the Carlyle Sherstad 10K Race on Saturday, June 2. He took first overall among 47 competitors.

A large group of walkers followed runners at the start of the Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K Race/Walk in Grantsburg on June 2. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer


Team Grantsburg Luck/Frederic Unity Webster/Siren St. Croix Falls


Conf. 8-0 3-2 3-2 1-5 1-7

Overall 24-2 9-4 5-7 1-8 3-17

Scores Thursday, June 7 (Sectional final) Grantsburg 6, Elk Mound 1 Upcoming Friday, June 15 (State semifinal) 1:30 p.m. Grantsburg vs. Pacelli at Goodman Diamond, Madison 3:30 p.m. TBD

Visit for local high school scores & stats

Race official Chuck Peterson recognized Darlene Sherstad, widow of race founder Carlyle Sherstad, before the start of the annual Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K Race Saturday morning in Grantsburg. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Tami Sherstad Greiber, daughter of race founder, Carlyle Sherstad, raced to the finish line in the annual Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K Race/Walk held during Big Gust Days on June 2. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer








Carlyle Sherstad 5K results Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

Name Jacob Ohnstad Richard Schneider Andrew Carlson McKenzie Swenson Holgen Guerisma David Ostermann Dave Belisle Jeff Hartl James Olinger Joseph Ohnstad Steve McNally Jody Pease Zeth Langworthy Brandon Ryan Violet Ohnstad Brenna Richardson Corey Smestad Harvey Johnson Tom Krueger Vanessa Kleiss Chase Doornink Natalie Doornink Bryce Ryan Teddy Vitale Ryan Greiber Gracie Gerber Jeff Jorgenson Amy Suzan Olivia Combs Valerie Jorgenson Morgan Richardson Tami Greiber Keith Friese

Age 16 15 22 19 29 33 53 33 42 12 45 41 15 17 14 15 40 70 61 22 8 32 17 12 17 11 51 35 9 46 17 49 23

Town Cushing Siren White Bear Lake, Minn. Siren Frederic Loyal Somerset Hinckley, Minn. Rosemount, Minn. Cushing Grantsburg Barronett Rush City, Minn. Grantsburg Cushing Pine City, Minn. Grantsburg North Branch, Minn. Chisago City, Minn. Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg Orono, Minn. Grantsburg Luck Hayward Isanti, Minn. Luck Pine City, Minn. Orono, Minn. Siren

Time 17:00 18:31 18:36 20:35 21:13 21:31 21:36 21:54 21:54 22:13 22:30 22:51 23:09 23:17 23:40 23:44 24:07 24:11 24:21 24:35 24:36 24:37 24:49 24:51 24:51 24:56 25:12 25:17 25:27 25:33 25:45 25:51 26:56

34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67

Carrie Myers John Sickler Kenneth Roettger Barb Rippberger Joseph Liemandt Alyssa Ryan Kelly Gerber Heather Wynn David Johnson Samuel Dumas Annie Lupo-Gondwe Duke Tucker Kevin Karge Prudence Lahti Mitch Ryan Janet Swenson Olivia Tucker Hannah Haley Bruce Lindau Sherry Ryan Sam Kuhn Tori Marlton Peggy Anderson Olivia Brock Shane Combs Brandon Peterson Blaise Vitale Radoslav Radivojevic Natalie Cobb Jim Clune Stephanie Peterson Dawn Beaulieu Melissa Franklin Bridget Combs

24 54 41 40 52 22 37 32 46 10 32 41 47 39 56 52 13 14 9 53 13 19 52 11 38 11 48 46 31 54 38 40 49 36

Siren Pine City, Minn. Grantsburg Plymouth, Minn. St. Croix Falls Grantsburg Grantsburg Pine City, Minn. Marshfield Grantsburg Frederic Grantsburg Siren Frederic Grantsburg Spooner Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg Cambridge, Minn. Grantsburg Grantsburg Isanti, Minn. Grantsburg Grantsburg St. Croix Falls Carver, Minn. Pine City, Minn. Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg Isanti, Minn.

26:56 26:57 27:11 27:27 27:33 27:35 27:38 27:41 27:47 27:57 28:07 28:08 28:22 28:27 28:49 28:54 29:26 29:26 29:36 29:38 29:42 29:47 29:48 29:58 30:25 30:40 30:55 30:56 31:07 31:14 31:15 31:16 31:17 31:43

68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

Craig Selander Cole Witucki Lili Marlton Heather Peterkin Olivia Ohnstad Amy Tinman Brian Johnson Matthew Connelly Sandi Oachs Deb Marlton Lisa McKinley Nikki Derouin Zeke Karge Dawn Liemandt Ellie Eklof Jenni Cox Sharon Johnson Marilyn Kooiker Steven Bont Cindy Michaels Ava Combs Becki Kammeyer Jodi McLain-Richards Abby Lindahl Amanda Jo Lindahl Jonah Tinman Heidi Dumas Erik Eklof Bob Biederman Dallas Swenson Mikala Hammer Becky Brust Sheila Derouin

50 7 11 39 10 39 63 23 41 46 39 29 13 50 8 27 60 63 50 52 12 34 19 22 13 41 9 50 47 11 53 48

Grantsburg Menomonie Cambridge, Minn. Grantsburg Cushing Frederic Frederic Grantsburg Grantsburg Cambridge, Minn. Grantsburg Webster Siren St. Croix Falls Siren Milltown Siren Grantsburg St. Croix Falls Grantsburg Isanti, Minn. Grantsburg Grantsburg Frederic Eau Claire Frederic Grantsburg Siren Fairbault, Minn. Frederic Grantsburg Grantsburg Webster

31:50 31:58 32:00 32:02 32:03 32:05 32:19 32:20 32:22 32:36 32:38 33:12 33:14 33:18 33:19 33:22 33:29 33:44 33:58 34:14 34:15 34:15 34:17 34:19 34:19 34:25 34:36 34:36 35:02 35:11 35:55 36:01 36:09

Runners from all over the Midwest hit the course at the start of the annual Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K Race in Grantsburg Saturday, June 2. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Carlyle Sherstad 10K results Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Name Digger Carlson Richard Peterkin Josh Beutley Quinn Montgomery Kevin Link Robert Finley Steve Geiger Mike Toraason Tom Rippberger Jeromy Cox Jacob Wilhelm Angela Gaffney Cheryl Bjerke Meghan Preissing Sarah Walsh Steven Meyer

Sex M M M M M M M M M M M F F F F M

Town White Bear Lake, Minn. Grantsburg Siren Maple Grove, Minn. Siren Willow River, Minn. Grantsburg Grantsburg Plymouth, Minn. Milltown Grantsburg Grantsburg Hinckley, Minn. Grantsburg Danbury Frederic

Time 35:50 39:05 41:54 42:20 42:55 43:59 45:47 46:10 46:23 46:37 48:21 49:16 50:49 51:43 52:05 52:29

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

Emily Ovik Jeri Jenkins Pamela Engen Scott Strese Robert Blithe Beth Landgraf Amber Strese Joshua Christian Jesse Freiwald Dana Prock Sheila Thornley Dave Dahlberg Amy Thiex Jon Marlton Melissa Johnson Heather Rank Shelley Pearson


Frederic Sauk Rapids, Minn. Frederic Cushing Webster Harris, Minn. Cushing Albertville Albertville Fall Creek Spooner Grantsburg Webster Cambridge, Minn. Grantsburg Pine City, Minn. Stillwater, Minn.

52:44 53:37 53:55 54:00 55:05 55:15 55:27 55:33 55:33 55:49 56:42 56:50 57:55 58:18 58:46 59:22 1:00:30

34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47

Lisa McNeally Alysa Erickson Scott Erickson Tricia Burkman Victoria Swanson Lindsey Christian Andrea Freiwald Janine Meyer Ron Wilhelm Jill Schaaf Ashley Goepfert Sandra Niblick Judy Marek Darlene McInerny


Shell Lake Anoka, Minn. Cambridge, Minn. Grantsburg Grantsburg Albertville Otsego Frederic Grantsburg Webb Lake Grantsburg Bloomington, Minn. Grantsburg Inver Grove Hts., Minn.

1:02:38 1:03:47 1:03:47 1:04:24 1:04:24 1:05:32 1:06:27 1:07:32 1:07:32 1:10:18 1:11:37 1:17:19 1:22:24 1:25:52

Horseshoe league getting under way

Close Doesn’t Count horseshoe league members have pitched in tournaments in Eau Claire so far this year. Denise Williamson pitched in the early bird and took first place in her Class D. Dave Ninneman placed first in Class B at the Eau Claire Open. Cindy Castellano placed third in Class D. Close Doesn’t Count horseshoe league began play on Mondays, June 11, at 10 a.m., and Wednesday evenings at 6:30. Both leagues are NHPA sanctioned, handicapped and take place in the park in Centuria. – Photos submitted







Caho fuels tradition(al)

by Terry Lehnertz St. Croix Valley Raceway CENTURIA – Week four of the 2012 St. Croix Valley Raceway season started off with hot, muggy temperatures, gave birth to a new area tradition and was wrapped up by fans driving their family vehicles on the same quarter-mile track as their weekend heroes. Rob Caho Jr. claimed the inaugural Traditional 30 title on You be the Driver Night at The Valley. In a break from tradition, the pure stocks, not the future fours, were the first class to take the feature’s green flag. After a firstlap caution that took out rookie Ben Kaphing, Rice Lake’s Jason Havel blasted his way to the point on the restart. Jake Silbernagel gave chase, but Havel, having won the two prior weeks, wouldn’t go down easy. Greg Hallin, Jon Wigchers and Justin Rick all spent time in the top five while, for the third consecutive week, Havel had his way with the pure stock field. Silbernagel crossed the line second ahead of Rick, Wigchers and Mason McEvers. Next up were the Bullseye Shooting Range future fours, paced by heat race winner Kyle Dahlheimer and Brian Adams. On the opening circuit, third-starting Todd Tachery bolted to the front with Dahlheimer, Adams, Jack Purcell and firstheat race winner Oliver Swanson in tow. By lap three, Purcell had advanced to second while Dahlheimer slid back to fifth. With most of the jostling for position happening for second place on back, Tachery motored to the double checkers first in front of Purcell, Adams, Swanson and Dahlheimer. The Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers were also on hand for a second consecutive week, with Will Matsch winning the fullbodied division, and Butch Bethke claiming his second consecutive super modified win. In UMSS micro sprint action, Sioux Falls, S.D., pilot, “Silent Thunder” Greg Gunderson dominated both the heat and feature. The winged sprint car veteran cruised to the line in front of Ty Sampair, Tony Duran and rookie Chris Lanz. The penultimate race of the night was the headlining UMSS traditional 30, featuring the Sterling Bank UMSS traditional sprint cars. In just their second year of existence, an all-time record-high 12 wingless warriors checked in to vie for the largest pay-

out to date in the growing class. Of the 12 competitors, only the No. 71H of Mike Huesmann was unable to take the green flag for the night’s main event. After winning the evening’s first heat race, Strum, Wisconsin’s “Flyin” Ryan Olson, found himself chasing Rob Caho with one lap in the books. Behind the rookie Olson, ageless Jack Clark was fending off Jeff Pellersels and reigning champion Kevin “Rocketman” Bradwell in the battle for third. By lap three, Bradwell had blasted up to third and was chasing Olson with Caho still running strong in the high groove out front. After a lap-10 caution for Olson, Johnny Parsons III, despite a heavily smoking engine, was a consistent factor in the top-five battle, and Pellersels climbed to the runner-up spot. The final caution of the race was on lap 21, after which Travis Jehlicka broke into the top five along with “Hurricane” Katrina Sautbine. At the final double checkers, it was Caho by a comfortable margin ahead of Pellersels, Parsons, Jehlicka and Sautbine. The last race of the night was the WISSOTA Midwest modified feature with Tony Schill and Josh Bazey pacing the field. From the get go, it was Bazey at the point, with Vince Corbin and Schill vying for second. Behind the leaders, Tyler English had charged up from his ninth starting spot up to fourth, battling for position with Mitch Weiss and Corey Fogelson. With the track proving to be quite fast, the Midwest modified pilots, at times, struggled to keep the yellow flag from appearing, but with each restart, Bazey continued his strong run out front. With all 20 laps in the books, it was Bazey for the second time this season ahead of Schill, Weiss, English and Corbin. On tap for this Friday night, June 15, St. Croix Valley Raceway will include the always comedic and entertaining trailer races. The added dimension, and distraction, of towing a trailer behind the car as the racers circle the track always results in unpredictable hilarity. This is a can’t-miss event for kids from ages 3 to 93. The night will also include all regular weekly classes: future fours, pure stocks, UMSS micro sprints, UMSS traditional sprints and WISSOTA Midwest modifieds. And less than three weeks away, excitement continues to build for the first-annual Open Wheel Nationals Kouba Memorial Race presented by

Jack Links. The night will be completely fender free, featuring the second appearance of the season by the UMSS winged sprint cars, as well as the UMSS traditional sprints, WISSOTA Midwest modifieds and open modifieds. Additional details for these or any other future events at SCVR can be found on the track’s Web site,

Race summary

Future fours – feature: Todd Tachery, Jack Purcell, Brian Adams, Oliver Swanson, Kyle Dahlheimer, Chris Rick, Bob Carver Jr., Hope Tucker, Kris Kaphing, Alex Hallin, Joe Schwartz and Damon Roberts. Pure stocks – feature: Jason Havel, Jake Silbernagel, Justin Rick, Jon Wigchers, Mason

P O R T S McEvers, Greg Hallin, Kyle Hallin, Heather Thorp, Greg Meidlinger and Ben Kaphing. UMSS micro sprints – feature: Greg Gunderson, Ty Sampair, Tony Duran and Chris Lanz. UMSS traditional sprints – traditional 30 feature: Rob Caho, Jeff Pellersels, Johnny Parsons III, Lucas Milz, Jack Clark, Tom Porter, Kevin Bradwell, Denny Stordahl, Ryan Olson, Mike Huesmann, Travis Jehlicka (DQ) and Katrina Sautbine (DQ). WISSOTA Midwest modifieds – feature: Josh Bazey, Tony Schill, Mitch Weiss, Tyler English, Vince Corbin, Frank Fabio, Doug Toepper, Corey Fogelson, Miranda Carlson, Mike Halverson, Kevin Marlett, Shawn Carlson and Greg Arnt.

W.I.N.G.S golf outing set for June 18 LUCK – The sixth-annual W.I.N.G.S. golf benefit is slated for Monday, June 18, on the Luck Golf Course, and the popular local fundraising event continues to grow. WINGS stands for Whatever Individual Needs Gear or Support and has made 190 donations to programs or benefits, individual requests, team or school requests or scholarships that have totaled over $47,000. They are also currently involved with nine different school districts. This year WINGS is bringing back its second annual walk for W.I.N.G.S. event, which is a walk around the 5-mile path surrounding the Luck Golf Course where the event is held each year. From a press release, founders Craig and Cathy Miles state, “As we approach the sixth-annual W.I.N.G.S. golf outing I’m amazed at how W.I.N.G.S. and the individuals involved with W.I.N.G.S. continue to impact with kindness those in need. “As one coach wrote, after asking for a pair of new basketball shoes for a senior girl in high school who had worn the same shoes since her freshman year and couldn’t ask for new shoes as her parents were going through a tough time. ‘I wish you could have seen her eyes light up when she received her new shoes.’ W.I.N.G.S. received this thank-

you from this young lady. ‘I had a hunch I would need new shoes this season, but when the blisters began to appear we did not have the finances within my family to scrape together the money for a new pair. My coach mentioned your program and I was truly inspired by your story and your willingness to help others after all you’ve been through. I can only hope I make as much of a difference in someone’s life as you’ve made in mine. My gratitude is truly endless.’ These are the stories and emotions we want all involved with W.I.N.G.S. to experience, as you all are so important to the organization in providing help to those in need.” Last year there were 35 volunteers, 129 golfers, 40 walkers and people who simply came out to support the event or to have a brat or hot dog, buy raffle tickets or simply hang out. The 18-hole scramble begins at 1 p.m. at the Luck Golf Course, and golfers may golf in groups of three or four. The walk will begin at approximately 2 p.m. There is also a dinner at the end of the event. For more information or to make a donation, visit their Web site at – Marty Seeger with submitted information

More Hansen Farms Milk Tournament highlights

The Jolly Builders softball team took third place in the Peewee division at the Hansen Farms Milk Tournament. – Photos submitted

The Olson Sewer/Peper Tire softball team took third overall The Curtain Climbers were crowd pleasers at the milk tourat the Hansen Farms Milk Tournament. nament this year, with the oldest being 9 years old and most team members being 4 or 5.

Winners of the Hansen Farms Milk Trophies

The Hansen Farms Milk Tournament last weekend, June 8-10, kept the tradition of handing out the trophy to the team who could drink the most milk each day of the tournament. The winners on Friday was the Hawkins Sewer/Holdt Construction team (far left). The center photo shows Saturday’s winning team from CWS, and Sunday’s winner was the team from the Jolly Builder Bruisers, pictured at the far right. In total, the milk tournament went through 180 gallons of milk. – Photos submitted




Historic meeting held in Spooner on wolf hunt Wolf hunting and trapping season set for Oct. 15 through end of February by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer SPOONER – Wisconsin is in a new era of wolf management this summer, as the DNR prepares for an upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season set for Oct. 15, through the end of February. Nearly 50 people gathered in Spooner on Wednesday, June 6, for the first of four public meetings held throughout the state in June, with the final two meetings taking place in Fond du Lac on Thursday, June 14, and Rhinelander on Friday, June 15. The public hearings are set to help provide input from the public on the proposed DNR wolf hunting and trapping season rules. These comments, public survey answers and other input will be tallied and eventually handed over to DNR administration in early July, before final recommendations are made and presented to the Natural Resources Board on July 17 in Stevens Point. In order to have a hunt this fall, applications for permits will need to be available to the public by Aug. 1, through Aug. 31, so permits can be handed out in September. “This is really a big day. It’s the first meeting where we’ve had public discussion in modern history about what wolf harvest management ought to be in this state, and it’s an incredible thing that this top predator came back in Wisconsin,” said wildlife section chief Bill Vander Zouwen, who was given the assignment to work with biologists, rule experts and wardens in the DNR to come up with a draft proposal. “It’s very compressed. We’re doing our best to make it happen this year … it will happen this year unless there’s another lawsuit … we’re doing our best to get your input given the short time we have,” said Vander Zouwen. Many other local wildlife staff members helped answer questions and gave presentations on Wednesday, including state

Spooner DNR wildlife biologist Nancy Christel hands out information on the upcoming proposals for the wolf hunting and trapping season in October. – Photo by Marty Seeger wolf expert Adrian Wydeven, who gave a broad overview on the history and management of wolves in Wisconsin. Other DNR staff gave presentations on the changes in the wolf depredation program under Act 169, which was signed by Gov. Scott Walker on April 2. One of the major changes seen under Act 169 will be funding for the depredation program. Previously, depredation payments were funded through the endangered resources license plate and volunteer tax checkoff. They’ll now be paid through the sale of hunting and trapping licenses as well as permit applications. Several other bills under Act 169 are directing the DNR to come up with the details of a wolf-hunting plan. Many statutory provisions for a wolf hunting and trapping season are in place but still came up for discussion in Spooner, including the Oct. 15 season start that would run through the end of February. Others discussed the cost, which includes a $10 application fee with license cost of $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents. Many felt the permit cost and application fee were too high. Some of the main statutory provisions in place under Act. 169 include season dates and the application and license fees. One-half of the awarded licenses will be handed out in a random drawing, while

June in Crex Meadows GRANTSBURG – An abundance of butterflies, fawns and baby loons can be spotted throughout Crex Meadows. Explore on your own or come to a planned program. Nature’s Little Explorers is a 10-week program series for children ages 2 – 6, older siblings are welcome too. Explorers will meet on Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. beginning on June 12. Cost is $2 per child per week or a one-time fee of $10. Explorers will discover through hands-on experiences and hikes. Summer Family Wildlife Adventures is a new program series. The idea is to be outside discovering nature while in it. SFWA will meet twice a month on Wednesdays. The first adventure is Wednesday, June 13, in search of butter-

flies. Wednesday, June 27, will be trying to spot baby animals. All SFWA are free and begin at 6 p.m. There is a wildflower tour on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. starting at the visitor center. The tour will be heading into the wetlands to find midsummer wildflowers. For more information about these and other events at Crex Meadows, please call 715-463-2739, visit, or find them on Facebook. Friends of Crex support these and other programs. You can support these types of programs and be more involved by joining the Friends of Crex. – submitted

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Comments session One topic that generated a good portion of discussion during the comments period after the meeting was the DNR prelimi-

ATV group heads out to International Falls

Greg Olson, Rick Thompson, Larry Koch and Ken Nelson were ready to ride on Sunday, June 10, prior to heading out from Siren to International Falls, Minn. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

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other licenses will be based on preference points. Firearms, crossbows and bows may be used. Night hunting is allowed the day after the deer season has ended. Cable restraints may be used as a trapping method. Baiting is allowed for trapping but restricted for hunting. The use of electronic calls is allowed, and up to six hunting hounds may be used to trail wolves beginning the day after the deer season. The protocol provided for closing seasons will be based on wolf harvest. Anyone unable to attend one of the four public hearings can review the current DNR wolf hunting and trapping proposals and leave comments online at, but simply entering the search keyword wolf. These comments, public survey answers and other input will be tallied and eventually handed over to DNR administration early July, before they make the final recommendations to the NRB. “Really, what we’re trying to get are ideas for whether the proposal we’ve come up with is right on, as far as your opinion, or something needs to be changed,” said Vander Zouwen.

nary harvest quota of 143-233 wolves for the first season, and a permit level proposal of about 500 licenses. Many wanted to see more permits available to hunters and trappers. “I really think you should give the folks out there more of an opportunity to harvest these animals. Trapping and snaring, and perhaps dogs are going to be your most effective methods,” said one man from Rusk County. Wydeven explained that the state has a conservative estimate of 815 to 880 wolves, but some in the audience felt that it didn’t make sense to issue fewer tags than what the population goal of 350 wolves statewide, suggests. During the presentation earlier in the evening, the DNR explained that they were approaching the management plan goal of 350 wolves statewide gradually. Some in attendance also raised concerns about the seven hunting zones that are in the DNR proposal, and wanted to see less complexity. Others raised concerns that with fewer tags, the anti-hunting community might try to apply for tags to keep hunters from harvesting an animal. “Fortunately, after the first year we’ll be able to learn whether a lot of people do apply who don’t intend to use them because the success rate will be really low, and we can adjust permits in the future like we do for other species, but for the first year that will be tough,” said Vander Zouwen. Some in attendance still questioned the Oct. 15 season start. One of the reasons was because pelts would not be prime during mid-October, but also because there could be potential with bird-hunting dogs getting caught in traps. He said he has had two bird dogs get caught in traps over the years and wouldn’t look forward to paying another vet bill. He also felt that with so many bird hunters being a vital part of the economy in the northern part of the state, that it would be wise to at least take it into consideration. “We’re trying to keep track of that, and we’re working with the trappers association on changes regularly, to try and minimize that conflict,” said Vander Zouwen.

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by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer SIREN – Greg Olson, Rick Thompson, Larry Koch and Ken Nelson were ready to ride. The group set out Sunday, June 10, for a three-day trip from Siren to International Falls, Minn. Moose Lake, Minn., was the first leg of their trip where the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce was waiting to greet them. The second day the group would ride to Bemidji, Minn., where they would pick up

another rider, Bill Larson, and a sixth rider, Lyle Larson, would join the group in Littlefork, Minn. The six riders then would take the trail headed to International Falls and be met by the local ATV club and get a police escort through town before being presented with the key to the city. At each stop, the group promoted Burnett County and gave out Burnett Dairy cheese samples. The group planned to return to Siren Wednesday, June 13.


Plan reveals suggestions to be addressed in July by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer MILLTOWN – While they took no action on the matter, the Milltown Village Board is soon to review and weigh in on an extensive library long-range plan and future space assessment, which resulted from a series of planning group meetings held with the Milltown Library Board and others earlier this year. The review and plan outlines several issues, as well as outlines the history of the library, which has been in its current 3,120-square-foot facility on Main Street since 1999, but was housed in a portion of the village hall for the previous 63 years. The report was prepared with the assistance of the Indianhead Federated Library System and was developed using state standards and planning outline guides, as well as comments taken during the spring meetings on the current and future library plans. Milltown Library Director Deanna Wheeler did not address the report directly at the village board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 11, but she did note pending issues involving the Polk County Library and future funding

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issues. “It may impact some of our long-range plans,” Wheeler told the board, noting that next week’s county board meeting will address some of those questions. But the essence of the Milltown Library report is surely interesting, if not controversial, as an executive summary of the findings states, “While members of the planning focus groups felt the library was very well-organized and clean, they did identify some structural issues with the library and space concerns.” The summary report is meant to address future space needs and notes that the village has seen steady growth over the past 30 years, growing from 732 residents to over 900 since 1980, and increasing by nearly 300 people since 1970. That steady village growth was weighed alongside the existing library space and current structural issues to determine if repairs would be cost effective. The crux of the report and study was revealed in the summary, “Based upon the current and future space needs of the library, it appears to be more cost effective to seek alternative space for library needs in the near future.” The key recommendation includes planning for and constructing a new facility of approximately 12,500 square feet with an expanded print and media collection, with additional audio/visual re-

sources, technology expansion to better meet expected future demands for things like job resources, resume development, ebooks, tax filing and more. The expansion is also sought to meet more teen programming and gaming activities, as well as social activities, which are exceedingly more popular, from movies to children’s reading programs, special events and more, as well as meeting space. Compared to other libraries in the county, Milltown is among the smallest in square footage, with Balsam Lake, Centuria and Dresser with less, but just two libraries with higher circulation per capita, Frederic and Clear Lake. The weaknesses of the current structure clearly outweighed the strengths, citing the lack of parking, space and structural issues, such as roof, foundation problems and water in the basement, as well as no meeting rooms and lack of privacy for computer space or studying. Strengths of the existing facility included location, organization and children’s space, but were otherwise few and far between. The current state standards suggested the library should be at least 4,695 square feet, but the next 20 years suggest a greater demand and apparently led to the 12,500-square-foot suggestion. “The need for additional library space

is very apparent,” the report states, suggesting the library board work to promote the planning of a new facility, which would include forming a building committee, selecting an architect and visiting other libraries for design-element ideas. From there, the report suggest seeking municipal approval and developing a plan for either a new design, upgrades to the current library building or reviewing vacant, existing structures for possible usage. Although the report noted that library floor load requirements are beyond typical existing buildings, especially those with basements. Also, any remodeling of the current building would likely mean an acquisition of neighboring properties for expansion or parking. From there, the long-range plans get more general, involving site selection, design considerations and of course, funding of the project. The space-needs report will be officially addressed next month, and according to director Deanna Wheeler, will have John Thompson of the Indianhead Federated Library System to answer questions and address concerns. “I know there are lots of recommendations, 29 pages worth,” she told the village board on Monday. “It’s meant as a starting point to move forward.”

Further discussion on CWD DNR representative addresses issue with city council by Abby Ingalls Leader intern reporter SHELL LAKE – A presentation was given at the Monday, June 11, city council meeting by wildlife biologist and Wiscon-

sin DNR representative Nancy Crystal about the recent doe which tested positive for chronic wasting disease near Shell Lake. The presentation was given to inform the council and the public about what is happening with CWD and how it affects the community. “If there are any other sick deer out there, we wanted to get that information out to the public and let them know how they can contact us,” Crystal said.

The DNR is working to gain samples of deer within the two-mile and 10-mile radiuses of where the positive deer was found, as well as banning baiting and feeding within the 10-mile radius. Crystal said the DNR wanted to deal with this quickly by collecting additional samples so they know how to handle this disease. “One of the main reasons it’s so important to pay attention to a disease of this magnitude is because, as everyone

knows, deer hunting is not only dear to everyone’s heart, but it brings in the most money for our area – businesses, gas, tourists, convenience stores, hotels, camping – this is one of the reasons it is such a big deal,” Crystal said. However, the collecting of deer samples to further test for CWD brought about concerns for the city of Shell Lake. The first step to take with CWD is to determine the extent of the disease, which requires more sampling. Crystal asked the council if they would allow them to issue permits to harvest deer within the city to be able to collect additional samples. Andy Eiche, council president, voiced that the council’s primary concern is the taking of samples within the city limits and the safety of Shell Lake’s citizens. “The top priority is always human safety,” Crystal responded. She also noted that the samples they have been collecting on private land have been completely voluntary on the owners’ part. Police Chief Clint Stariha also voiced his concerns, “I don’t want to see us giving permits for somebody with a rifle to go down by our airport and school. I believe the entire city-owned land has a ban on rifle hunting.” Crystal replied by reiterating their main concern was safety and to inform the public on what is happening. Crystal said they are at the point of talking to the public by asking the community what they feel about CWD in the area, and they are doing all they can to be available to answer any questions. Since hunting season brings in so much revenue, and it affects the deer population for northern Wisconsin and the community, the DNR wants to be thorough in their sampling to provide assurance that there are no other cases of CWD in the area. “We want to deal with this as a community,” Crystal said. 562724 43-44L 33d


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April 3: John J. Steinhauer, 25, Red Wing, Minn., cited for criminal damage to property for damage to room at Pinewood Motel. May 4: Zachary R. Holmstrom, 19, Siren, was cited for seat belt violation and expired registration. May 7: Justin K. St. John, 34, Siren, was arrested on a Burnett County warrant. May 8: Brian Pardun of Webster reported theft of scrap metal from his property near Siren Village. May 12: A 16-year-old Siren girl and 15-year-old Siren girl were cited for shoplifting from the General Store in Siren. May 15: Jeremy M. Banger, 25, Barron, was cited for the theft of two rental movies. May 18: Jason A. McCain, 31, Webster, was cited for seat belt violation. May 18: Cody R. Gruel, 21, Frederic, was cited for seat belt violation. May 18: Charlene O. Sutherland, 35, Siren, was cited for seat belt violation. May 18: Erin L. Schoepke, 27, Siren, was cited for seat belt violation.


Burnett County deaths Gerald R. Marquardt, 82, Town of Sand Lake, died May 29, 2012.

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May 18: Brandon L. Ayd, 32, Frederic, was cited for seat belt violation. May 22: Randi Hunter, 20, Webster, was cited for seat belt violation. May 22: Carl A. White, Jr., 19, Frederic, was cited for failure to yield to pedestrian. May 22: Luke M. Thoreson, 25, Grantsburg, was cited for seat belt violation. May 23: Bert F. Barnes, 25, Siren, was cited for seat belt violation. May 25: Danielle L. Kirkman, 21, Siren, was cited for seat belt violation. May 25: Alycia R. Bonse, 22, Grantsburg, was cited for seat belt violation. May 25: Mark D. Sommerfeld, 44, Golden Valley, Minn., was cited for seat belt violation. May 25: Dewey L. Popham, 32, Grantsburg, was cited for seat belt violation. May 25: Rebecca L. White, 25, Arcadia, was cited for seat belt violation. May 25: Michael J. Workman, 56, Grantsburg, was cited for seat belt violation. May 25: Justin K. Werdier, 24, Webster, was cited for seat belt violation.

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The following have applied for Liquor Licenses: Balsam Lake Rod and Gun Club 1472 150th Street Ted & Pat Hansen, Agents Centuria, WI 54824 “Class B” Intoxicating Liquor Class “B” Beer Ronald Stager/Deer Lake Sports 1766 U.S. Hwy. 8 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 Class “B” Beer Glenna Family Farms, Inc. Rita Glenna, Agent 1333 120th Street Amery, WI 54001 “Class A” Intoxicating Liquor

Kent C. Hedeen DBA Kent’s Plants, LLC 1305 160th Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 “Class A” Intoxicating Liquor “Class B” Beer These licenses will be on the agenda for approval at the June 18, 2012, board meeting. Brian Masters, Clerk


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May 25: Troy R. Eagen, 42, Frederic, was cited for seat belt violation. May 26: Dinah C. Radke, 53, Danbury, was cited for seat belt violation. May 31: Shelby J. Benjamin, 20, Webster, was cited for theft of nine rental movies.



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Notice is hereby given that the following applications have been received by the Town of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, WI, for renewal of beer and/or liquor licenses for the ensuing year ending June 30, 2013. SKOGLUND OIL CO., INC., a corporation, dba Skoglund’s Super America, Stephen L. Skoglund, agent, for a Combination “Class A” beer and liquor license, NW 1/4 Section 35 1960 U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. CR CONVENIENCE, INC., a corporation, dba CR Convenience, Inc., Todd R. Rud, agent, for a Combination “Class A” beer and liquor license, SE 1/4 Section 26, 1961 U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. KMM ENTERPRISES, INC., a corporation, dba Kassel Tap, Mary T. Cassellius, agent, for a Combination “Class B” beer and liquor license, SE 1/4 Section 26, 1953 U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. ST. CROIX MOTOR SPORTS, LLC, a limited liability company, dba St. Croix Valley Raceway, Judy Strohbeen, agent, for a Class “B” beer license, NE 1/4 Section 15, 2014 160th Avenue, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. Notice is further given that the above license applications will be acted upon at the regular Town Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6 p.m., at the Town Hall. Janet Krueger, Town Clerk TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS Polk County, Wisconsin 562985 43L WNAXLP

June 1: Jamie M. Taylor, 32, Shell Lake, was cited for seat belt violation.

APPLICATION FOR LICENSE Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages. To the town board of the Town of West Sweden, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Skol Haus Jacqulyn M. Highstrom Keith B. Highstrom 3415 County Road W Frederic (West Sweden), Wis. Hereby make application for Class B Intoxicating Liquor and Malt Beverages Liquor License to be used from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, at the place of business located: Pcl. SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 8-37-17. Dated June 13, 2012 Andrea Lundquist, Clerk 563159 43L WNAXLP (May 30, June 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2006-BC3 Plaintiff vs. KENNETH OELKERS, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 10 CV 914 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 22, 2012, in the amount of $98,542.67, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 18, Block 8, Original Plat to City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 209 Church Avenue, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 201-004330000. Dated this 26th day of April, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1788292


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Mikaela M. Kramer, Minneapolis, Minn., and Michael H. Swanlund, Minneapolis, Minn., issued June 4, 2012. Joey M. Magnuson, village of Frederic, and Brent C. Haley, Town of Daniels, issued June 4, 2012. Rachel L. Anderson, village of Clear Lake, and Steven G. Flammini Jr., Chicago, Ill., issued June 4, 2012. Debra A. Caron, Maple Grove, Minn., and Joshua P. Brenizer, Town of Sterling, issued June 4, 2012.

Siren police report

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Polk County marriages

The Town of West Sweden is seeking sealed bids for a T.R.I.P. Project on 315th Ave. from STH 48 to 170th St. Pave with 2” by 18’ of hot-mix asphalt. The town will be doing the shouldering of the road. Submit bids by June 19, 2012, by 6:30 p.m. Must have certificate of insurance. The Town of West Sweden reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. For more information, contact Simon Nelson at 715-566-3055 or Kevin Taylor at 715-371-1002. Andrea Lundquist, Clerk 1535 345th Ave. 562551 42-43L WNAXLP Frederic, WI 54837


TOWN OF GEORGETOWN LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS Notice is hereby given that the following have applied for liquor licensing: Class “B” Beer and Liquor, Robert Sherrard, 2049 Sherrard Dr., Luck - Sherrard’s Resort Class “B” Beer and Liquor, Donald Graf, 1091 238th Ave., Luck - Wilkin’s Resort Class “B” Beer and Liquor, California Louie’s Inc., 1082 240th Ave., Luck - Calderwood Lodge Class “B” Beer and Liquor, Ellen Molamphy, 1879 W. Bone Lk. Dr., Balsam Lake - Blacksmith Shop Class “B” Beer and Liquor, Dennis Patrick, 927 190th, Balsam Lake - CD’s Eagle Lounge, Inc. Class “A” Beer and Liquor, Jeffrey Traynor, 2102 70th, Balsam Lake - Jonzy Market Kristine Lindgren, Clerk 563083 43L WNAXLP


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Polk County Government Center 100 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake, WI County Boardroom Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Regular Business Meeting 6:30 p.m. Open Session

Call to Order Evidence of Proper Notice Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Time of Reflection - Supvr. Russell Arcand Consent Agenda Consideration of noticed agenda for June 19, 2012, meeting, consideration of corrections to the published minutes of the May 15, 2012, meeting and approval of: A. Resolution No.________ to Amend Zoning District Map for the Town of St. Croix Falls as unanimously approved by the Town Board of the Town of St.Croix Falls on May 16, 2012. 7. Public Comments - 3 minutes per person- not to exceed 30 minutes total 8. Chairman’s Report 9. Administrator’s Report 10. Confirmation of Chairman’s Appointments to Lake Districts LAKE DISTRICT BOARDS - TWO-YEAR TERMS 2012-2014 Amery Lakes----Warren Nelson Antler Lake----Kathryn Kienholz Apple River----Jay Luke Big Butternut Lake----Dean Johansen Big Round Lake----Harry Johansen Blake Lake----Harry Johansen Bone Lake----Brian Masters Cedar Lake----Neil Johnson Church Pine, Round and Big Lake----Tom Magnafici Half Moon Lake----Kathryn Kienholz Largon Lake----Herschel Brown Long Lake----Brian Masters Pipe, North Pipe Lake----Herschel Brown White Ash Lake---11. Confirmation of Administrator’s Appointments to Committee/Boards. (2-year term 5/1/2012 – 5/1/2014) LEPC: John DuBois & Timothy D. Strohbusch (3-year term 7/1/2012 – 7/1/2015) Board of Adjustments: Wayne Shirley, Marilynn Nehring and Eugene Sollman 12. Consider and adopt annual employee evaluation, extension of the employee contract and compensation of the County Administrator. Closed Session; Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Sections 19.36(10)(d) and 19.85(1)(c), the County Board of Supervisors may convene in closed session for the purpose of considering and deliberating the performance, the employment contract and compensation of the County Administrator. Any action on the employee evaluation will remain closed and or sealed pursuant to Section 19.36(10)(d) and 19.85(1)(c). The County Board of Supervisors will reconvene in open session to act upon the extension of employee contract and compensation of the County Administrator and to consider and act upon all such other matters noticed herein for consideration and action in open session. 13. Proposed Resolutions and Ordinances B. Resolution No.________ to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Cooperative Extension, a Division of the University of Wisconsin-Extension C. Resolution No.________ to Create West Central Regional Housing Consortium for Administration of Community Development Block Housing Grant Program and to Authorize Contracts for Program Administration D. Resolution No.________ to Authorize West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to Administer the State of Wisconsin Community Development Block Grant Housing Revolving Loan Fund for Polk County E. Resolution No. 21-12 Funding for Jail Literacy and Phase-out of the Polk County Library Federation F. Resolution No.________ Funding for Jail Literacy and the Polk County Library Federation G. Resolution No. 22-12 to Act on Offer of Endeavors Adult Development Center to modify Terms of Adult Development Center Lease Agreement for 2012 (Accept or Reject Offer) 14. Supervisors Reports 15. Adjourn This meeting is open to the public according to Wisconsin State Statute 19.83. People with disabilities wishing to attend and/or participate are asked to notify the County Clerk’s office (715-485-9226) at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting time so all reasonable accommodations 563056 43L 33a,d can be made.

Notices/Employment opportunities


The Community Referral Agency, Inc. will hold its Annual Meeting on June 26, at 6 p.m. The CRA Board of Directors proposes the following changes to its bylaws be adopted at the Annual Meeting. Page 1; Article 2: A. is to be amended to read, “CRA makes available shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, provides crisis support to victims of sexual assault and also serving as an information and referral service.” Page 1; Article 2: B., 1. is to be amended to read, “To provide immediate protection and options to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or economic status.” Page 1; Article 3: C. is amended to read, “The Corporation shall not be involved directly or indirectly in political campaigns except to influence appropriate legislation dealing with domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse and violence against women. CRA shall remain nonpartisan in its support of appropriate legislation.” 563164


Eligible applicants should be culturally competent and respectful of Native American beliefs and values. Full job description available upon request. Native American Preference Employer. Please mail or fax your resume to the St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic, attention Health Director.

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Instrumental Music Teacher, Middle School and High School


Full-time Instrumental Music Teacher for the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants with certification in Instrumental Music are strongly encouraged to apply. 100% FTE.


WI Certification or ability to obtain. Applicants must possess the dynamics to build relationships with children to create an atmosphere of learning and mutual respect. The ability to interact and be a contributing member of a talented teaching faculty is also desired. Technology skills and the ability to apply them in the classroom are also beneficial. Strong references for this position are essential.


We are seeking applicants with certification in instrumental music. Applicants need to be prepared to deal with aspects of the personal, social and academic needs of middle and high school students. Applicants should possess the skills necessary to communicate effectively with parents in order to build educational partnerships. Interested applicants should be willing to take part in school and student improvement initiatives.


Send letter of application, resume, credentials (three current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license by June 15, 2012. Please include your e-mail address.


Stan Marczak, Principal Grantsburg High School 480 East James Ave., Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-2531 Web site:

We are growing!! Join a dynamic team that is focused on person-centered health care.

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The School District of Grantsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or handicap.


The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view the sites and will reconvene at 1:00 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 1:00 P.M. WHEN THE BOARD RECONVENES AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER.) PAUL DUXBURY requests a modification to a previous variance granted back on August 9, 1995, from the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance, to increase the height of the original proposal by 5’, making the addition 25’ instead of 20’ tall and place a deck in front of the porch that was proposed back in 1995. The original request was necessary because of a pond located to the rear of the property. A setback of 41’ was granted to Mr. Duxbury at the 1995 public hearing. Property located: 1370 Kemah Park Trail, Pt. of Gov’t. Lot 8, Sec. 35/ T35NR17W,. Town of Milltown, Balsam Lake (class 1) and pond (class 3). BRENDA WEIERKE, MICHAEL FEIST & LOWELL DUNCAN request a Special Exception to Article 8D4 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to establish a full service equine center. Property affected: 2055 State Hwy. 46, parts of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4, SE1/4 of the NE1/4, NE1/4 of the SE1/4 & NE1/4, of the NE1/4, all in Sec. 21/T35N/R17W, Town of Milltown, Otter Creek (class 2). JOHN M. NASSEFF Jr. requests a variance & Special Exception to Article 8C4(a) and 15B1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to build a boathouse 28’ in length and grade a slope greater than 20%. Property affected: Lot 1, CSM Vol. 6/Pg. 127, Sec. 13+14/T33N/R17W, Town of Garfield, Lake Wapogasset (class 1). THOMAS HOUGHTON requests a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 & 5C of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to construct a dwelling less than 75’ from the ordinary high-water mark and greater than 26’ in height. Property affected: 238 West Lower Pine Lake Ct., Lot 1, CSM Vol. 23/Pg. 82, Sec. 23/T32N/R18W, Town of Alden, Lower Pine Lake (class 1). 562229 42-43L 32a,d WNAXLP



1. Call to order 2. Opening Ceremonies A. Approve agenda 3. Opening Ceremonies A. Welcoming remarks B. Audience to visitors and delegations 4. Reports of officers A. Minutes from previous meetings B. Invoices and receipts C. 2011 - 12 Budget. D. Board Member Reports/Governance 5. Reports of the Administration A. Superintendent B. High School Principal C. Elementary Principal D. Buildings and Grounds E. Food Service 6. New Business A. Personnel 1. Contracts B. Contracts: 1. Liability Insurance 2. Timber Sale C. Scholarship Authority Authorization D. High School Diploma for Veterans who left high school for Wartime Military Service. E. Employee Handbook. F. Athletic Code Review/Revision G. Budget Transfer H. Interim Superintendent 7. Closed Session: Wisconsin statutes: 19.85 (1) (c)(f)(i): Personnel - Negotiations 8. Business as a result of closed session 563131 43L 9. Adjourn

May 25, 2012 Job Title: Fifth-Grade Teacher Job Description: 100% FTE Qualifications: Appropriate Wisconsin Certification: Elementary Education Requirements: Elementary experience preferred. Individual should have the skills to teach in an active, hands-on and student-centered approach. Background of teaching with guided reading, using a balanced literacy approach desired. Having the knowledge to differentiate instruction is a must. Being comfortable utilizing technology, including iPads and interactive boards, during a lesson is highly desired. Ability to work as a team is necessary. How to Apply: Send letter of application, resume, credentials (three current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license by June 15, 2012. Previous applicants for our 4thgrade position need not reapply, as your paperwork will be considered. Contact: Brad Jones, Principal Grantsburg Middle School 500 East James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-2455 The School District of Grantsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or handicap. 562278 42-43L

High School Library Monday, June 18, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.



Notices/Employment opportunities

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Dated this 14th day of May, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16042

NEW HORIZON HOMES, INC. KOPP PROPERTIES OF WI, LLC BERNARD J. KOPP SHIRLEY F. KOPP STEVEN F. KOPP MEGAN A. KOPP BREMER BANK, N.A. JOHN DOE #1, a/k/a JASON TURNER JOHN DOE #2 JOHN DOE #3 JOHN DOE #4 Defendants. Case No: 11CV784 Case Code: 30404 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on November 21, 2011, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Justice Center in Balsam Lake, in said county, on the 10th day of July, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lots 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, Kopp Addition in the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 555, 559, 563, 567 and 571 Golf Way, Amery, WI TERMS OF SALE: Cash DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check within ten days after confirmation of sale. Dated this 4th day of June, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala - Lawyer Spangler, Nodolf, Bruder & Klinkhammer, LLC P.O. Box 1165 Eau Claire, Wisconsin 547021165 (715) 830-9771 Attorneys for Plaintiff Pursuant to the Fair Debt ColLection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtained will be used for that purpose. 562427 WNAXLP

THE ESTATE OF JEFFREY L. KIRKVOLD, BREMER BANK, NA, JOHN DOE TENANT #1, JOHN DOE TENANT #2, Defendants Case No. 12CV9 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on March 28, 2012, in the amount of $101,432.33, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, in said County, on the 18th day of July, 2012, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot 65 of the plat of O.H. Steindorff and C.H. Johnson’s addition, also known as Arlington Heights addition to the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. Tax Parcel No. 2010098-0000. Property Address: 333 Arlington Blvd. N., Amery, Wisconsin. Terms of Sale: Cash. Down Payment: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 29th days of May, 2012. /s/ Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Agenda: I. Call to Order. II. Minutes. III. Financial Reports. IV. Operations Report. V. Unfinished Business. VI. New 562986 43L Business. VII. Adjourn.


Registered Nurse $25.44/hr. Health Dept. - Home Care Program Limited Part Time Deadline to apply: June 22, 2012 YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake or Golden Age Manor, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery or by calling 715563160 43L 485-9176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC


The Monthly Town Board Meeting Will Be Held June 18, 2012, At The Cushing Community Center At 7:00 p.m. Agenda: Clerk minutes, Treasurer report, Update on town leases, Citizen concerns, Adopt Ordinance to Estab. Split Shifts for Election Officials, Board approve transfer of money to different accounts, Approve annual liquor, cig. and operator licenses, Discuss/decide participation in USDA beaver control program, Possible decision on propane provider for shop and comm. center, Discuss/decide 2013 county bridge aid, Decisions on seal coating & crack sealing for 2012, Road maint. report, Set July agenda, Pay bills and Adjournment. Julie Peterson, Clerk 562961 43L 33a

WANTED Part-Time Bookkeeper For New Paradigm Partners

POLK COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY Monthly Board Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 9 a.m. Shoreview Apartments, Balsam Lake

(June 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY Virginia R. Martin 22422 Paulich Rd. Frederic, WI 54837 Plaintiff Amanda Holder 7655 Johnson St. Siren, WI 54872 Defendant Small Claims Publication Summons and Notice Case No. 12SC154 Publication Summons and Notice of Filing TO THE PERSON(S) NAMED ABOVE AS DEFENDANT(S): You are being sued by the person(s) named above as Plaintiff(s). A copy of the claim has been sent to you at your address as stated in the caption above. The lawsuit will be heard in the following Small Claims Court, Burnett County Courthouse, 715-349-2147, Room 220, 7410 County Rd. K, #115, Siren, WI 54872, on the following date and time: 07-03-2012, 11:00 a.m. If you do not attend the hearing, the court may enter a judgment against you in favor of the person(s) suing you. A copy of the claim has been sent to you at your address as stated in the caption above. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. You may have the option to answer without appearing in court on the court date by filing a written answer with the clerk of court before the court date. You must send a copy of your answer to the Plaintiff(s) named above at their address. You may contact the clerk of court at the telephone number above to determine if there are other methods to answer a Small Claims complaint in that county. Virginia Martin, Plaintiff June 6, 2012 562802 715-349-2826 WNAXLP

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INVITATION FOR BIDS ON TIMBER STUMPAGE POLK COUNTY FOREST Sealed bids will be accepted by the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreational Committee for timber stumpage on the Polk County Forest. This bid offering includes 5 tracts with a combined acreage of 394 acres and the following estimated volumes: 1,675 cords OAK 1,450 cords JACK PINE 1,390 cords ASPEN 615 cords RED PINE 145 cords MIXED HARDWOOD Specific information may be obtained by writing to the Polk County Forest Administrator at: 100 Polk County Plaza Suite 40, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 or calling (715) 485-9265 or visiting: The bids will be opened at 1:00 P.M., June 15, 2012, at the County Boardroom on the 1st floor at the Polk County Government Center, Balsam Lake, WI. 562391 42-43L 32a,d

A nonprofit organization. 5 - 10 hours per week. Experience required or knowledge of nonprofit accounting. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume or letter of interest by June 15 to Sherry Timmermann at

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Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 2104 Hastings Avenue Newport, Minnesota 55055, John Doe, Mary Roe and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV124 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on May 4, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DAY/DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Thirteen (13), Block Seven (7), Original Plat of the City of Amery, being located in Government Lot One (1), Section Thirty-three (33), Township Thirty-three (33) North, Range Sixteen (16) West, Polk County, Wisconsin. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 229 Harriman Avenue South, Amery, Wisconsin)


(May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CENTRAL BANK, f/k/a THE RIVERBANK Plaintiff, vs. PAUL R. GABERT, DEFENDANT. Case No. 11 CV 460 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on December 15, 2011, in the amount of $30,294.14, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: The West 417.4 feet of the South 417.4 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW1/4), Section Nine (9), Township Thirty-four (34) North, of Range Eighteen (18) West, Town of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 044-00238-0000. ADDRESS: 21XX 160th Ave. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 19th day of April, 2012. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson/#1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

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(June 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Jesse R. Nick 229 Harriman Avenue South Amery, Wisconsin 54001,


(May 30, June 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. JULIE HANSEN, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 419 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 17, 2011, in the amount of $106,141.60, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 36, Township 36 North of Range 18 West, except highway right of way described in Volume 284 Records, on Page 169, Document No. 322360, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin, Laketown Township in Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1868 250th Ave., Luck, WI 54853. TAX KEY NO.: 030-00903-0000. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1854613

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James L. Luker, 73, Clear Lake, died May 18, 2012. Sandra J. Raymo, 57, St. Croix Falls, died May 20, 2012. Sylvia R. Barfknecht, 92, Clear Lake, died May 22, 2012. Kenneth L. Bakkestuen, 58, Town of Lincoln, died June 2, 2012.

(May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4)

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 21, 2011, in the amount of $100,356.99, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the premises described below at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: June 28, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens, encumbrances and payment of applicable transfer taxes. PLACE: In the lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, located at 1005 West Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land in the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 14, Township 36 North, Range 19 West, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Section 14-36-19; running North 20 rods along East line of Section 14; thence West 18 rods on a line parallel to the South line of Section 14; thence South 20 rods on a line parallel to the East line of Section 14; thence East to the point of beginning. Said land being in the Town of Sperling, County of Polk and State of Wisconsin. ADDRESS: 2501 270th Avenue, Cushing, WI 54006. TAX KEY NO.: 046-00328-0000. Dated this 17th day of May, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Mark R. Cummisford State Bar #1034906 6508 South 27th Street Suite #6 Oak Creek, WI 53154 414-761-1700 Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Notice Is Hereby Given That The Town Board Meeting Is Scheduled To Be Held On June 19, 2012, At 6:30 p.m. At The Town Hall

Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order 2. Clerk Report 3. Treasurer Report 4. Corrections on the printed agenda 5. Public input 6. Old Business A. Review and approval of possible road projects B. Ordinance to extend official’s term 7. Employee/Hwy. Report 8. Correspondence 9. New Business A. Liquor License review & approval 10. Review Bills/Vouchers 11. Set next meeting date 12. Move to adjourn Respectfully Submitted Andrea Lundquist, Clerk

(May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY ANCHORBANK, FSB Plaintiff vs. RYAN T. ELLER, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 11 CV 618 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 29, 2011, in the amount of $90,615.49, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: That part of the Southeast Quarter of Northwest Quarter, Section 33, Township 33 North, Range 16 West, City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: From the Northwest corner of said Section 33; thence East 80 rods; thence South 120 rods; thence East to a point 60 feet East of the West line of Keller Avenue; thence South along the East side of said Keller Avenue 109 feet to the point of beginning of the tract to be conveyed; thence continuing South 80 feet; thence East 253.50 feet; thence North to West side of a drainage ditch; thence Northwesterly along the West side of said drainage ditch to a point due East of the point of beginning; thence West to the point of beginning, except parcel described in Volume 259 Records, page 148 Document No. 311162. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 509 Keller Avenue South, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 201-01004-0000. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 286571

(May 30, June 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GARY L. THOMPSON Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 25 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth September 16, 1940, and date of death May 11, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 105 East Oak Street, Frederic, WI 54837. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is August 31, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, WI, Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar May 22, 2012 Ryan M. Benson Attorney at Law BENSON LAW OFFICE, LLC P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 715-349-5215 Bar No.: 1036463 561658



(June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Scott L. Petznick 5th Street, 309A P.O. Box 126 Centuria, Wisconsin 54824, Sherry A. Petznick 5th Street, 309A P.O. Box 126 Centuria, Wisconsin 54824, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 2104 Hastings Avenue Newport, Minnesota 55055, John Doe, Mary Roe and XYZ Corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30304 Case No.: 12 CV 73 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on May 9, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: July 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Six (6) of Certified Survey Map No. 2247 recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps on page 171, Document No. 556412, located in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4), Section Thirty-five (35), Township Thirty-four (34) North, Range Eighteen (18) West, Town of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin; AND An undivided 1/7 interest in and to Qutlot One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 2246 recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps on page 170, as Document No. 556411, located in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4), Section Thirty-five (35), Township Thirty-four (34) North, Range Eighteen (18) West (“Property”). (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 1970 123rd Avenue, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.) Dated: May 18, 2012. Peter Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda #15955 563111 WNAXLP

Charlene F. Dcruz, 49, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Lester J. Merrill, 35, Luck, operate while revoked, $568.00.

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Agenda: Call to order; clerk’s report; treasurer’s report; open forum; open/accept road bids; road report; pay bills; review correspondence and adjourn. Patsy Gustafson 563135 Town Clerk 43L


(June 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. PATRICIA A. SPENGLER, et al. Defendant(s) Case No.: 11 CV 798 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 19, 2012, in the amount of $128,639.28, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lots 3 and 4, Block 2, Plat of Vincent’s Addition to the City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, except that portion described in Volume 163 Deeds, Page 630, as Document No. 244483. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 239 South Vincent Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. TAX KEY NO.: 281-00909-0000. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719

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Sheila D. Darnell, no date of birth given, Cushing, issue worthless check, restitution, $277.50. Eric W. Plath, 21, Webster, OWI, $817.50, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment.

Burnett County warrants Joe Czapla, no date of birth given, Danbury, warrant - failure to appear, June 7. Kristina M. Weigelt, 31, Shell Lake, failure to pay fines, June 8. (May 30, June 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, as assignee of The RiverBank, a Minnesota banking corporation, P.O. Box 188 304 Cascade Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020 Plaintiff, vs. Ashley L. Cross, a/k/a Ashley L. Abrams 463 Lookout Lane St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, Jordan A. Cross 463 Lookout Lane St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, Bank of America, National Association a/k/a Bank of America 101 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202, U.S. Bank National Association a/k/a U.S. Bank 425 Walnut Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, Citibank, National Association f/k/a Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. 701 East 60th Street North Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104, John Doe, Mary Roe and XYZ Corporation, Defendants. Case No. 11CV632 Case Type: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on April 27, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DAY/DATE/TIME: Thurs., June 28, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 17 OF SMITH’S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF OSCEOLA ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS, POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN. (For Informational Purposes Only: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 504 Seminole Avenue, Osceola, Wisconsin.) Dated this 7th day of May, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, WI THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#15829

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The Monthly Board Meeting Will Be Held Tues., June 19, 2012, At 7:30 p.m. At The Cushing Community Center

(June 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007HE6, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6 Plaintiff vs. TYRONE A. SHAFER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TYRONE A. SHAFER; ANCHORBANK; Defendants NOTICE OF ADJOURNED SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 11 CV 534 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 3, 2012, in the amount of $162,824.05, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. ADJOURNED TIME: July 10, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: PARCEL 1: Lot One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 356 recorded in Volume 2 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 85 as Document No. 375846 in the office of the Register of Deeds in and for Polk County, Wisconsin, being included in Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 283 recorded in Volume 2 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 12 as Document No. 367742, all being located in Government Lot 1 of Section Five (5), Township Thirty-Five (35) North, Range Sixteen (16) West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PARCEL 2: Lot Two (2) of Certified Survey Map No. 356 recorded in Volume 2 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 85 as Document No. 375846, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin, together with a nonexclusive easement 50 feet in width contiguous to the North Boundary Line of that parcel. Recorded in Volume 366 on Page 168 as Document No. 358868, being part of Government Lot 1 of Section Five (5), Township Thirty-Five (35) North, Range Sixteen (16) West, together with an easement over and across Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 283, recorded in Volume 2 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 12, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin, for Lake Access; all in Government Lot 1 of Section 5, Township 35 North, Range 16 West, Polk County, Wis. TAX KEY NO.: 026-00087-0000 / 026-00088-0000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1080 240th Avenue, Luck, Wisconsin 54856. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Neil K. Curtis, 24, Anoka, Minn., speeding, $250.90.

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(June 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities, Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-R9 Plaintiff, vs. KRISTEN AYDE, et al. Defendants



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(June 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In The Matter Of The Name Change Of: Nicholas Christopher Caple By Petitioner: Nicholas Christopher Caple Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 12 CV 322 NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Nicholas Christopher Caple To: Nicholas Richard Rognrud Birth Certificate: Nicholas Christopher Caple IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Polk County, State of Wisconsin: Judge Anderson, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, July 17, 2012, 8:30 a.m. BY THE COURT: Jeffery L. Anderson Circuit Court Judge May 7, 2012


White crosses bring home pro-life message

Frederic one of 10 communities to host Cemetery of the Innocents

by Gary King Leader editor FREDERIC - The 400 white crosses made of PVC pipe and lined up on the front lawn of St. Dominic Catholic Church make for a head-turning display. Thousands of motorists on Hwy. 35 have likely slowed to get a better look at the spectacle and read the banner that states, “Cemetery of the Innocents - These 400 crosses represent 4,000 babies aborted daily.” That’s just an estimate, according to Robert Ornberg, who supervises the traveling display, a project of the pro-life group Queen of Peace, Protector of Life, consisting of parishioners from St. Joseph Parish in Hayward. “Not all abortions are documented,” he says. “And there are the thousands of chemical-induced abortions each year -

Robert Ornberg, of the pro-life group Queen of Peace, Protector of Life, and Charles Altstatt, of the Knights of Columbus, pose at the Cemetery of the Innocents display at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Frederic. - Photos by Gary King unless otherwise noted

A sign by a model of 14-week twin fetuses proclaims, “Lookie, Mom! Ultrasound shows how we can move. We are 4-1/2 inches long.”

such as those from RU486.” The display went up quickly last Thursday morning, June 7, with Ornberg getting help staking the crosses into the ground from a few others, including Charlie Altstatt of the Father Philip Gordon Council 6370 of the Knights of Columbus, which helped sponsor the display at Frederic. The exhibit, which will be in Frederic through June 19, also includes a fetal model display inside the church which consists of 13 models of babies from 5 to 35 weeks of gestation and one newborn model. There is also a guest book, a newly added feature to the display, located on a table outside near the crosses. Ornberg realizes the display doesn’t sit well with everyone, and admits that one of 10 people who visit the display might communicate their distaste for the display

or opposite political view, but it’s nothing that overshadows the strength of the exhibit itself, he says. “It’s a silent prayer, in a way,” Ornberg says. “It allows people to reflect on the sanctity of life.” The models of the fetal stages, he adds, are educational in themselves and suitable for all ages to view. A sign by a model of 14-week twin fetuses proclaims, “Lookie, Mom! Ultrasound shows how we can move. We are 4-1/2 inches long.” The exhibit travels to other parts of Northwest Wisconsin this summer, nine other stops, before returning to its home base in Hayward. Ornberg said people wishing to help or wanting more information can contact him at 715-699-1287 or visit the Cemetery of the Innocents Facebook page at

Members of the Philip Gordon Council 6370 Knights of Columbus gathered at the Cemetery of the Innocents display shortly after it was set up in Frederic, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, last Thursday, June 7. - Photo submitted

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An abundance of bruins

This black bear wasn’t exactly smiling for the camera, but it was definitely looking hungry as it explored a bird feeder at a home in Polk County this past week. Bear sightings continue to escalate in the area, and authorities continue to warn spectators to keep a safe distance between themselves and the animals. - Photo by John Reed

“The new face of Dannon yogurt made an appearance in my yard today!” noted Jennifer Roberts of Luck. She e-mailed the photo above to the Leader after the bear paid a visit to her home on South Shore Drive. - Photo by Jennifer Roberts


Fire spead quickly at the Thira Cocherell family home in St. Croix Falls on Tuesday, June 12, and firefighters arrived to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. - Photo by Linda Sandmann

Blaze/from page 1 call, many of the St. Croix Falls volunteer firefighters were unable to respond from their work, so assistance was quickly paged in to help fight the blaze.

Firefighters from Dresser-OsceolaGarfield Fire, Taylors Falls and the village of Osceola Fire Department also assisted with the control and had the house and

nearby garage fire contained by around 3:30 p.m. St. Croix Falls police and St. Croix Valley EMS assisted in the incident. The Thira Cocherell family lived at the

home, but were all away at the time. A recovery fund has been established at Eagle Valley Bank in St. Croix Falls.

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More than just a milk tournament

Celebrating 35 years of softball

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer MILLTOWN – In anniversary terms, 35 years is celebrated with coral, or maybe a Buick or a trip to Las Vegas. But in Milltown, the 35th-annual Hansen Farms Milk Tournament was celebrated with, what else, milk. Lots and lots of milk. According to co-founder Virgil Hansen, the annual milk tournament youth softball event all started as a sort of family joke in the ‘70s. “My mom, Ruby, kept giving us a hard time that we wouldn’t ever play [softball] unless it involved beer,” Hansen said with a giggle amid the bustle of the tournament around him last weekend. “So we decided to do a milk tournament, just to show her! I guess it sort of caught on.” Oh, it caught on, for sure. And while he threw in a token mention that it is notably June Dairy Month, he also admits that it is just plain rural Wisconsin tradition. “We try to have a good time,” he said. “And it gives the kids something fun to do.” Popular fun, also: In the 35 years since, the Hansens have had over 3,500 kids play in probably a thousand softball games, with hundreds of those kids going

Taylor Lehman, 10, Centuria, had one of the more memorable haistyles of the milk tournament.

Senior girls players Shay (left) and Jenny show off their tourney nickname shirts.

Several of the Jolly Builders team celebrated after a game with, what else, a rack of milk. – Photos by Greg Marsten on to have their own kids play, and now, sometimes even some of their kids playing in the peewee division. Playing in the milk tournament has become a cherished first ritual of summer all but one has been on the second weekend in June - and it has spanned generations to become one of the premier youth softball events in the region.

Chocolate versus white milk? “We realized pretty early on we’d need to divide it up a bit, so the big kids didn’t whoop on the little guys,” Hansen said, noting that they had 32 teams this year in four divisions, with age and gender splits in the double-elimination event that runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, starting early and ending when they run out of light. “Fifty-eight games,” Hansen said with a sigh, deftly moving out of the way of the concession-stand line. “And we’ll go through about 180 gallons of milk!” On top of the 180 gallons of “moo juice” bought and drank over the tourney, tournament attendees get their “summer diets” in tune, as they consumed 75 cases of bottled water, over 300 pounds of bratwurst and about 600 hot dogs. Add to that dozens of orders of nachos, candy, popcorn and other treats, and the milk tournament is a concession windfall for

The senior boys had a few dusty plays at the plate on Saturday.

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the organizers, and helps to keep the event in the black every year. “It’s about two-to-one, chocolate to white milk,“ Hansen said, recalling how they only had white milk to start. “Then we saw that the kids kept going downtown to buy chocolate syrup to put in the milk. So that’s where we got the idea.”

Amalgamated squads “I remember playing in that very first tournament,” stated Kent Petersen of Luck. He is owner of The Bottle Shop liquor store in downtown Luck, and played for the Ruby’s Bakery team back then, recalling that the event was a great time from the first tournament. “It really was. We had a blast!” While the tournament is known for producing good, competitive softball action at all levels and for both the boys and the girls teams, it has also turned into a remarkably popular spectator event, with hundreds of friends, fans and family members taking almost every available parking space on Milltown’s south side. People even camp in side yards, set up team sun shades and tents, park pickup trucks beside the field and plant lawn chairs while they nurse or enhance their sunburns and go hoarse cheering on their kids, relatives or relatives’ kids. They have reasons to cheer, as the action can be both unpredictable and strangely unique, as teams can pit players from the same school districts against each other or go the other way and have rivals become teammates. “You see a lot of that,” Hansen said. “Some combined teams that can be kind of fun to watch.” The older “senior” teams are often amalgamated squads of players from Unity, Frederic, Luck and even occasional players from Grantsburg, Webster, Siren and St. Croix Falls, often fused at levels that combine varsity and junior varsity. Those multischool-district team combinations can also foster unique friendships later, such as last year, when the pending Luck and Frederic girls cooperative squad had their first chance to play as a team.

That team won the senior girls bracket in 2011, and repeated again in 2012 under the Great Northern Outdoors umbrella.

Not just the big kids battle it out And it is not only the seniors who can play riveting ball; this year’s peewee division had a rivalry that led to three defensive battles between the Sterling Bank Knights and Balsam Lake All-Stars. Their first contest went over a dozen innings and was the talk of the weekend as a defensive stalemate that ultimately had to be settled by giving each team a chance at an inning with a “free” runner at second base. It took three games to be decided, but eventually the All-Stars lived up to their

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The concession stand at the Milltown park has a few visual reminders of their milk tournament heritage.


Milk tourney/from page 1 names on Sunday afternoon, winning their division, with the Knights a close second. Players are celebrated for their participation, with four graduating seniors earning awards for playing for years, including Clay Peckman, who notched a full decade of Hansen Farms Milk Tourney play. It is no cheap task to have a team wear your moniker, from entry fees to clothing to other costs, the sponsors are varied and often combined, with teams playing for Realtors, farms, towing services, septic cleaners, sport shops, even insurance, security and construction services. One of the fun traditions is the variety of shirts, logos and nicknames, which often are themed on the sponsors business and can get racy, creative and outright hilarious. “I went on the Internet and looked up hardware terms,” stated Shay Nelson, whose “Stud Finder” shirt nickname for her hardware-store sponsor drew plenty of queries. “Since I did the research, I got to pick my name!”

The future of the tourney While the Hansen Farms family and employees have run the tournament for

Gage Johansen delivered a rack of milk to his Sterling Knights teammates after a game.

park is a beehive of activity all weekend long. Several local businesses are as busy as at any time all year, and the population of Milltown seems to swell over milk tourney time. However, while it’s called a “milk tournament,” it is admittedly not just dairy products that fans consume, and with some prodding, Hansen said they go through at least 20 kegs of beer over the weekend. Fans buy “racks” of beer and share them liberally with friends, and for some reason, it all seems to work, even under the guise of kids playing softball. “One time, we had to get an ‘emergency’ delivery of six kegs for Sunday. And the beer-distributor guy seemed kind of confused about it. He goes, ‘Ah, isn’t that a youth tournament?’” Hansen laughed and adjusted his hat to avoid the glaring June sunshine, “People really like their beer!” Maybe Ruby was right, after all.

The junior boys games had some close plays and exciting contests over the long weekend of softball. – Photos by Greg Marsten all these decades, Virgil Hansen admits that someday another group should take it over. He said there have been a few people or groups who have stepped up to possibly help organize the whole thing, such as the Unity Booster Club, but even they want some time to spool up and prepare. “The one group said they wanted three years of practice, first!” Hansen joked. “But it would be nice to have someone else do all the work.” Even after 3-1/2 decades, the event is a choreographed organizational dance at times, while also giving kids and others a chance to earn a few bucks doing tasks; even garbage pickup is a moneymaker, as kids scramble to pick up discarded wrappers, bottles or cups, earning 50 cents per filled bucket, and making trash a commodity instead of a nuisance. The fields and facilities have also blossomed over the decades, with the newly rebuilt rest rooms, stylish concession stand, additional bleachers, scoreboards and dugouts being noted as exceptional, with credit going to the village crew and Milltown Community Club for making the grounds so inviting. Add to that the basketball courts and recently completed River’s Park skateboard facility, and the

Trash pickers Molly Trischman (left) and Hunter Panoch earned 50-cents for each full bucket of trash they picked up during the tourney.

Cooperative presents eight scholarships Publisher of the Register, Leader and Advertisers presents total of $6,000 to eight area graduates FREDERIC - For the 13th consecutive year, the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, which produces the InterCounty Leader and Washburn County Register newspapers and the Advertisers, has presented scholarships to graduates at schools in the area. This year, the cooperative presented $6,000 in scholarships to eight area schools Frederic, Grantsburg, Siren, Webster, Luck, Shell Lake, St. Croix Falls and Unity. ICCPA has presented at least one scholarship to area graduates since 1989. In 1998, the cooperative began giving its $300 scholarship to a graduate at each of the seven public schools in Burnett and Polk counties, and the cooperative’s board of directors voted that same year to raise the amount to $750, beginning with the 1999 scholarships. In 2005, Shell Lake became the eighth area public school to receive the cooperative’s yearly award. Recipients of the scholarships are chosen based on academic excellence, an interest in journalism or photography and on recommendation by scholarship committees. Receiving the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association scholarships this year were Evan Oachs, Siren; Joey Erickson,

Evan Oachs

Joey Erickson

Michael Tesch

Gabe Lagarde

Siren High School

Webster High School

Frederic High School

Shell Lake High School

Hunter Wilson

Etta Johnston

Hannah Rod

Matthew Rude

Luck High School

Unity High School

Grantsburg High School

St. Croix Falls High School

Webster; Michael Tesch, Frederic; Gabe Lagarde, Shell Lake; Hunter Wilson, Luck; Etta Johnston, Unity; Hannah Rod, Grantsburg; and Matthew Rude, St. Croix Falls.

Members of the cooperative's board of directors are Charles Johnson of Trade Lake, chair; Ann Fawver of Luck, Janet Oachs of Grantsburg, Carolyn Wedin of Frederic and Merlin Johnson

of Grantsburg. The manager of the cooperative is Doug Panek. - Gary King


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so dumb. Once I saw him eating a Tootsie Roll Pop and asked him, “So, how many licks Joe Roberts does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll - Tootsie Pop?” Without a thought, he replied, “Beats me, but it took almost the whole day just to lick through the wrapper.” ••• A young boy arrived to Sunday school class late. His teacher knew that the boy was usually very prompt and asked him if anything was wrong. The boy replied no, that he was going to go fishing, but his dad told him that he needed to go to church instead. The teacher was very impressed and asked the boy if his father had explained to him why it was more important to go to church than to go fishing. To which the boy replied, “Yes he did. My dad said that he didn’t have enough bait for both of us.” •••


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Chief Dan Mosay to present program at historical society meeting ST. CROIX FALLS - Chief Dan Mosay of the St. Croix Tribe will present an oral history of the Anishinaabe people, their culture and traditions, at the St. Croix Falls Historical Society’s meeting Thursday, June 28. The son of Archie Mosay, Dan is a former sheriff of Polk County, now retired and living in Balsam Lake, who is well versed in tribal history and culture. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the St. Croix Falls City Hall/Polk County Information Center at Hwys. 8 and 35 in St. Croix Falls. - submitted

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Lodging for the casual traveler can be a challenge. Business travelers may have the benefit of travel agents and prearranged business John W. Ingalls conferences so their options are usually above average quality. Not so the budget traveler. Seeking to save a few bucks on your lodging can help offset food and fuel expenses. Bargain offers may often seem like a good deal until the weary traveler arrives at their dream destination only to find out the photos in the brochure were taken years ago and the idyllic wilderness setting has turned into a landfill. Well-intentioned cost cutting can be detrimental to your holiday bliss. I have had the privilege of staying at some very nice locations, however usually at a nice price. I have nothing against paying for quality. I generally prefer to shop for quality products, realizing that in the long run it is often the least expensive. That isn’t always the case with holiday travel plans. However, you may get better vacation memories with a cheap destination, but you need to let your cheap destination memories sort of gel for a few years before you bring them out for review. If you try to relive those experiences too quickly you may be met with scowls, anger or even threats of violence. On our wedding night I had forgotten to make reservations at any place. I never considered it necessary. I figured we would just drive blissfully off into Vacationland and stay where ever our little hearts desired. Holding hands as we drove away, we blissfully looked into each other’s eyes pledging our undying love for eternity. By 10:30 that night the hand holding had turned into a white-knuckle death grip and our eyes no longer met. Her eyes red from crying and probably pent-up anger and mine red from driving for

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good as new. I don’t care what you say, they don’t make cheese slicers like they used to. My mother has a cheese slicer that works like a Carrie Classon charm. She has had it all my life so it is ... an experienced cheese slicer. It is small, it is easy to use, it cuts quickly and evenly. It does not result in fat or uneven cheese slices. My mother has used this cheese slicer for going on 50 years and it is far superior to anything that I see in stores today. When my grandmother died, I ended up with her cheese slicer. I don’t recall a family feud over it, but I do feel fortunate because my grandmother’s cheese slicer is of the same vintage as my mother’s which means it works really well. I have treasured it both because it is so good and because it reminds me of my grandma. Last month it broke. The wire, which had presumably been doing the job for some 50 odd years, simply gave up the ghost and I was left with an inoperative cheese slicer. Naturally, I asked Daniel about fixing it. He took it away and that was the last I heard of it for a long time. When he finally returned with the cheese slicer, I was thrilled. It had a new wire and worked as good as new. I sliced some cheese in celebration. Then he told me what he had done to get it back into service. The first wire he tried was too stiff. The next was too fragile and broke. After that he found wire that worked, but was not sharp enough to cut cheese well. He had some other options that he ruled out either because they would rust or because he thought they might not be healthy to have in contact with cheese. After four false tries and a lot of investigation, a friend suggested he might try guitar wire. Not all guitar wire would work, but together they found a wire that was strong, flexible and sharp enough to withstand the rigors of cheese slicing. I was touched


and delighted. There are books and Web sites and advice columns about what we should look for in a romantic partner. This little cheese slicer says nearly everything I need to know about Daniel. It says that he understands how important an old cheese slicer can be. It says he is patient. He is willing to work to solve a problem. It says he is inventive. It says that he shares my value of repairing rather than replacing the things I have, of making do with fewer things but things that really please me. Not everyone would care about an old cheese slicer. (I imagine most people would care considerably less than me.) But knowing what is important to your partner and being able to demonstrate that understanding is precious. I’ve watched my own parents demonstrate this kind of understanding all my life. Fifty-two years later, they are still finding ways to surprise and delight one another. Daniel and I went out to dinner recently with my family. Sitting next to Father, Daniel told him that he had just spent considerable time rescuing a family heirloom. “What was that?” my dad wanted to know. I told him it was Grandma’s cheese slicer and how Daniel had finally gotten it to work with guitar wire. My dad nodded for a moment before he said, “Yeah, I used piano wire to fix your mother’s.” Till next time, —Carrie Classon will perform an evening of selected columns called “Solstice Sun” on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m., at Café Wren in Luck (See story elsewhere in this issue). Tickets may be purchased at Café Wren or any InterCounty Leader office. Subscribers to the Leader receive a $2 discount. Seating is limited.

Strawberry shortcake featured at the Soo Line Depot/Museum FREDERIC – The Frederic Area Historical Society will be serving its signature strawberry shortcake on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. through midafternoon. Part of annual fundraising efforts to help offset the costs of keeping the museum open to the public to tell the story of Frederic’s past, the strawberry shortcake cake event has become a popular part of Frederic Family Days, held over Father’s Day weekend. Many visitors make it regular stop during Family Days, year after year. The Frederic Soo Line Depot is the last of its kind in this area on what was once the major pipeline of commerce in this area through more than half of the last century, the railroad. When the Soo Line abandoned rail service through Frederic in 1989, the village acquired the depot and restored it with transportation enhancement grants from hours, we tried to stare ahead into the dark highway hoping for vacancy signs. After turning down offers for loaned tents along the highway we finally found our love nest. The exorbiMD tant sum of $37.50 per night was paid and we enjoyed the polkadot burlap lamp shades and worn shag carpet. It was a memory that keeps on giving. Realizing what great memories my past cheapskate decisions have made, I decided to continue the tradition. We had booked a trip to the Caribbean which required an overnight stay in Miami. Scheduled to arrive late and leave sometime the next day, I could see no reason to pay for anything other than a bed and a door that you could secure. The photos on the Internet looked inviting, with the swaying palms, aquablue pool filled with laughing guests, tropical drinks in hand. Landing in Miami was a shock to our winterized bodies. Sweating with our bags we finally found a hotel shuttle that went to that part of town. All of the other shuttles came and went several times to the nearby brand-name places. I could see my traveling companions’ white-knuckle death grip on their luggage as we left behind the English-speaking world and plunged into the side streets of Miami, Fla. I had no fear as I have a solid grasp on rudimentary Spanish for the traveler. I could say “please,””thank you” and “where is the bathroom” fluently. Our driver said something in Spanish and smiled. I nodded affirmatively although I had no idea what he said. We arrived on the narrow street with the blinking neon sign. The fact that they didn’t accept credit cards should have been a warning to us but when you are nearing midnight it doesn’t register very well. I watched the guest in front of us pay with a large roll of cash from his pocket. My wimpy wad of twenties seemed rather

the federal government, as a rest stop on the Gandy Dancer State Trail and a museum of local history. Frederic Area Historical Society members will be on hand to share the history of Frederic. The depot/museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through leaf season in the fall. The society is currently experiencing a serious decline in membership. If you are interested in the history of this area, they are in need of new members and volunteers to be hosts at the museum. For more information call 715-327-4271 or 715-327-4892. Check out museum pictures at State trail passes, required for bicycle riders on the Gandy Dancer State Trail, 16 years of age and older, are available at the depot. – submitted anemic but I had no desire to start a contest. We paid cash and lugged our bags up the narrow, creaking stairs. Once inside I secured the door with the three available locks and we took stock of our surroundings. The bedsheets were clean and white. That’s all we could add to the positive list. On the negative side we found the phone ripped out of the wall with a large hole remaining in its absence. My daughter thought she found bullet holes in the wall near her bed but I tried to reassure her that it could have been caused by other projectiles as well. The bathroom had a large gap around the floor and wall into which you could lose personal items and never recover them. The normal humid and damp environment of tropical locations didn’t help the odor either. We couldn’t be sure that armies of spiders and cockroaches didn’t reside in the depths of the walls, using the gaping holes in the walls as a refuge until they would resurface under cover of darkness. With each twitch and itch during the sweaty night we resisted the urge to turn on the bare lightbulb hanging above the bed and start swatting the imaginary bugs crawling across our bodies. If the imaginary insect population didn’t kill us we were equally certain that the Miami police would find our bodies mugged and drugged somewhere in a dumpster. Morning found us red-eyed and weary but alive. My wife and daughter insisted we depart in a taxi before the bedsheets had cooled, bypassing the complimentary coffee in the dark, smoke-stained room that passed for a lobby. Realizing that our return travels would require another one-night stay in Miami the following week I offered to make reservations before leaving. I was outvoted and we had to stay in a place that accepted credit cards. I may have saved a couple of dollars but the memories were priceless.


Echoes … pancakes … memories Watch out for the gremlins! It appears that one or several of them raided my secret cache of hidden birch-bark scrolls on which I write these columns. Thus the copy written for the last time I “should” have appeared in these pages disappeared. Remember, be wary of gremlins, and even more so, of elves and such. Only gnomes have your best interests at heart, to their dismay, sometimes. Chronicling the recent activities at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park involves some catch-up. Let’s see, the county historical society held their annual dinner recently—apparently they only eat once a year. Meanwhile, on Sunday, June 17, from 1-3 p.m., photography will be the focus in a presentation hosted by local photo artists Carl Heidel and Jim McKeown. This informal demo/talk will feature the ins and outs of cameras and particularly how to get those special shots. Heidel, a veteran journalist with experience in Michigan, as well as locally, will share his expertise on obtaining what he calls “people shots,” while McKeown will discuss his outdoor/wildlife specialty. Bring a cam-

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era and get some pointers from two of the best photogs around – oh, and this program is free as well. The following weekend, June 23-24, the site hosts its annual Yellow River Echoes living history celebration. Much like the July Rendezvous, this event features upwards of 100 amateur actors who are fascinated, to put it mildly, about the time period 1802-05 when the original Forts Folle Avoine stood overlooking the river. Activities will range from interactive demos of a variety of fur trade crafts ranging from paddle making to birch-bark work and others. What the Echoes folks love doing in particular is visiting with the site’s visitors from their historic characters. In other words, when you walk up to

Nearly 100 re-enactors will portray life in the 1802-05 years of the original Forts Folle Avoine on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24. A pancake breakfast will be part of the celebration on Sunday, June 24. A special photography demo/class takes place Sunday, June 17, from 1-3 p.m.

How to reshuffle your brain for a creative boost I don’t like preparing for trips. The travel itself isn’t bad, but getting ready is a hassle: the packing, arranging a dog sitter, coordinating schedules, planning destination events, tolls, parking, food, paying for gas. All these things are outside my comfort zone. Still, despite my reluctance to leave, there’s something uniquely stimulating about the experience of travel. I always come back with ideas. They might be ideas about gardening, or landscaping, or a class I’m teaching, or a different way to relate to a colleague, or even a more efficient way to organize my garage or basement. The list of ideas I’ve had after a period of travel is almost as endless as it is diverse. But why does that happen? What is it about travel that opens up new ways of thinking? According to Scott Kaufman, a cognitive psychologist and founder of, travel is a “creativity trigger.” The most powerful triggers involve experiences of unusual or unexpected events. This makes sense. When the Wondras hit the road, we never

quite know what to expect – especially when we take the inlaws. But that’s whole different Chris Wondra column—maybe for Dear Abby or something like that. Anyway, a recent paper in the Journal of Experimental Psychology describes how any life experience can increase flexibility and creativity, as long as it, as Kaufman says, “. . . diversifies your experiences and pushes you outside your normal thought patterns.” In the paper, scientists describe a series of experiments in which a group of participants took a virtual tour through a university cafeteria, a pretty straightforward experience until they got to the weird stuff—stuff prohibited by the laws of physics. For example, in one

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Jack Peel, veteran interpreter of Forts Folle Avoine’s Indian village area, died recently. His lively and informative tours will be sorely missed. – Photos submitted Joseph LaFreniere, voyageur, he will converse with you as an original voyageur would. Well, OK, in English anyway. One never knows what might happen during Echoes – sometimes even a spontaneous lacrosse game breaks out. It is an interesting means by which to time travel. Sunday will also feature a wild rice pancake breakfast, served up from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Woodswhimsy has some sad news to relate, though. Word was received of the death of longtime Folle Avoine interpreter Jack Peel. Way back in 1993, Jack and his wife Louella Benjamin had a huge role in furthering the Folle Avoine program when they built a replica Indian village including the core elements of such an area: wigwams, maple sugar and wild rice processing areas, a trap section showing the old-time ways of procuring game and furs, and of course very dynamic tours. As one visitor noted of her family’s visit with Jack, she rated it as a double wow. Jack did what is frequently impossible – he explained everything completely for the adults and never went over the children’s heads. Often teachers commented on Jack’s uncanny ability to turn humbug field trips into learning adventures. Jack’s influence went well beyond the

Forts, via educational programs he and Louella, until she died some years ago, presented in hundreds of schools, parks and other places in Minnesota, Wisconsin and points elsewhere. Indeed, they were seen across the globe. Their programs were not only given for thousands here, but were presented overseas in Germany, Holland, Japan and Korea. They made an impressive impact wherever they touched down, but as Jack commented just a couple of weeks ago, “Folle Avoine was my best stop, ever!” To say he will be missed is an understatement. Folle Avoine Historical Park is located on CTH U, three miles west of the Hwy. 35/CTH U intersection in Burnett County’s Yellow Lakes area between Webster and Danbury. The site’s visitors center is open daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays, when tours of the historic fur post and Indian village areas are also available. Special programs, such as the photography class and Echoes events, are described on the Web site or call 715-866-8890 for further info.

part of the tour, a suitcase on a table got smaller as you approached it and bigger as you moved away. In another part, participants felt like they were walking faster than they actually were. Alice in Wonderland type stuff. After the tour, in as many different ways as they could, participants were asked to answer the question, “What makes sound?” Those who came up with a wider variety of answers were said to be more “cognitively flexible.” Participants that experienced the weird tour scored higher on the test of cognitive flexibility than those that took the tour version that followed the normal laws of physics. Subjects that took the weird tour also scored higher than those that simply viewed a video of the weird cafeteria. Apparently, in the Netherlands, where this study was conducted, an openfaced sandwich made with butter and chocolate chips is standard breakfast fare. So this next experiment wasn’t as strange (for them) as we Wisconsinites might think. Personally, if I were running the study, I’d have asked them to prepare it lightly toasted with a healthy spread of peanut butter. But since nobody asked me I’ll just stick to the facts. Again, scientists separated people into

two groups. One group was asked to prepare the sandwich in an unusual way: by spreading the chocolate chips onto a plate, buttering the bread, and then putting the bread upside down on the plate to pick up the chips. The control group was asked to make the sandwich in the usual way. Again, when tested, those using the odd sandwichmaking procedure scored higher. According to Kaufman, actively experiencing, “a violation of how things are supposed to happen,” triggers a more creative mind-set by reshuffling our brains. So, next time you find yourself stuck on a particularly knotty problem, try stepping out of a comfort zone. You don’t (necessarily) have to invite the inlaws on a cross-country trip. Just mix things up a bit. Change a routine, take a different route to work, smile at strangers or try something new for lunch – maybe something with peanut butter and chocolate. Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public school teacher. He’s a big fan of weird sandwiches and is also founder of, where parents, teachers and organizational leaders are exploring effective teaching and learning.

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Frederic Food Shelf opens in new location Otto Bremer Foundation grant, local churches and community make it possible

by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer FREDERIC – Members of the Frederic community and beyond gathered Wednesday, June 6, to celebrate the new beginnings of the Frederic Food Shelf, which recently moved to a new location south of the village where the Video Vault used to be. The Frederic Food Shelf was previously located in the old Curves building on Main Street in Frederic. “We thought OK, if we’re going make a commitment to the community, we need to find a space now that we can purchase and move into,” said Kathy Wills, basic life services manager for Family Pathways, which operates nine different food shelves. Seven of those food shelves are located in Minnesota and two, including the Frederic Food Shelf, are in Wisconsin. On Wednesday, volunteers, community members, local churches and donors were on hand to celebrate the purchase of the building, and to show thanks for those who helped make it happen. One of the main contributors was the Otto Bremer Foundation, which awarded the grant money toward the purchase of the building. “We thought it would be a nice way to really thank

A sign thanking the Otto Bremer Foundation for the grant money used toward the purchase of a new building was hung near the entryway. Bremer Bank. They really made an impact and this community helped us out,” Wills said. Local churches also approached Family Pathways a few years ago in hopes that they could bring their services to the area and combine forces to help those most in need. The six churches included Zion Lutheran Church, St. Luke United Methodist, St. Dominic Catholic Church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Crosswalk Community Church and Clam Falls Lutheran Church. It’s a beautiful building. It is bigger and I think the main floor is much more usable space,” Wills said, explaining that the previous building had a basement but it was more difficult to continuously carry groceries up and down the stairs. “It’s too tough, so being on one level here really helps out a lot,” said Wills. While the building at the center of town was a great location, the building south of town might offer a bit more privacy for those seeking help to make ends meet in a tough economy. Wills said some people feel ashamed, embarrassed or even too proud to reach out for help. “I think everybody knows somebody who is struggling,” Wills said. “They’re using their resources up … and its like, don’t do that. Save your savings. Come in and get some help even if it’s just supplemental. Don’t be embarrassed.”

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Kathy Wills, basic life services manager for Family Pathways, shakes the hand of Glenn Meier, manager at the Bremer Bank in Frederic. Meier was representing the Otto Bremer Foundation, who donated grant money used to purchase a new building for the Frederic Food Shelf. Last month alone, the Frederic Food Shelf had 152 family visits. Out of their nine food shelf locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin last year, they had a total of nearly 21,000 visits and dished out more than 1 million pounds of food. They also plan on pushing their energy assistance program to help those in need in other ways. Appointments will be starting up in August for those in need of assistance but, as Wills said, “we don’t turn anybody away the first time. Even if they come in and need help, and they’re not from here, we’ll serve them the one time and direct them to where they should be going that might be closer.” With schools closing down for the summer, the Frederic Food Shelf has also been providing extra food for families who have children on the free and reduced meals plan. In June, July and August, families with a school-age child can receive an extra bag of food, which equals up to 10 extra meals. “So if you have three kids in school, that’s three extra bags plus your normal shopping,” Wills said. Angel Ministries, located in Frederic, has also been helping families and the Frederic Food Shelf, providing $10 clothing vouchers that are handed out to each one of the clients. “They’re right there every single month for us and for our people. That is just great to be able to go get free clothing,” Wills said. Donations to the Frederic Food Shelf are always welcome as well as cash donations at any time of the year. “We basically need it at any time. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation, doesn’t take a break during the summer,” Wills said. The Frederic Food Shelf is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bremer food drive Bremer Bank is in the midst of its Taking Action to End Hunger campaign during the month of June. This year they are matching all donations once again, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. Donations can be made online at or at any Bremer Bank location. One hundred percent of donations collected are distributed to local Feeding America food banks in Bremer communities. Another great and easy way to make a donation is to visit to watch the “Step Up to End Hunger” video. Bremer is donating $1 for every view of the video to the campaign, up to 15,000 views. Make a donation today and help Bremer Bank raise money to provide food and grocery products that local Feeding America food banks will use to feed hungry children in the neighborhood. – Marty Seeger with submitted information

Area college grads included Rosemary Searles, from Whitewater State College; and James Orr, Mick Rogers and Chlorn Petersen from River Falls State College.Navy Airman Jon Schneewind, Milltown, was transferred to Seattle, Wash., where he would be stationed on an aircraft carrier.-District Attorney Allen Kinney, of Amery, was appointed as a judge of the 11th judicial circuit.-Ed Ross, 33, of Siren, suffered a burn on his left arm while on the job for Northwest Wisconsin Electric Co. and was hospitalized.-A small story explained all men ages 18 – 35 in the U.S. were required to register with Selective Service unless they were already serving in the military, must notify them if they had a change of address, and must obtain permission from the draft board to leave the U.S.-Ronald Demulling, 11, from the Farmington area, was injured when the tractor he was driving tipped over as he ran off the roadway when he met another tractor.-Richard Zinn won a pair of shoes from Hagberg’s department store by guessing how long it would take for a block of ice with shoes frozen into it to melt.-Penn Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Peters of Frederic, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in aeronautical engineering and a job lined up with the Boeing Co. in Seattle, Wash.-Mrs. Boyd Duncan, Frederic, won a barbecue grill at Carlson’s Hardware, Frederic.

40 Years Ago Karen Early was the new Miss Frederic, first runnerup was Sally Nelson and second runner-up was Arlene West. Little Miss Frederic was Roselyn Joy Peterson, age 5.-Two cars were stolen during Frederic Family Days. One was recovered by police in a rural area, but Bud Johnson’s station wagon was still missing.-Marion Owens was the second runner-up at the state’s Alice in Dairyland pageant.-Bonnie Panek won a $50 gift certificate at a Movilla Homes open house at Arrow Building Center.-Winners in the Phillips 66 sponsored pitch, hit and throw contest were Keith Schmidt, age 9; Todd Highstrom, 10; Greg Weir, 11; and Tim Greaner, 12.-Webster FHA members Karen Krause, Sandy Snelson, Sue Maki and Diane Gravesen attended the Future Homemakers of America state convention at Green Lake.-The American Legion Otis Taylor Post 96 and Auxiliary elected new officers. They included Commander Les Bancroft, 1st Vice Commander Otto Bond, 2nd Vice Commander Harry Moody, Adjutant Ron Wilhelm, President Ellen Johnson, Vice President Shirley Doriott, secretary Marge Fosmo and treasurer Rachael Wicklund.-The 34th-annual Sterling Old Settlers picnic was scheduled for June 25, in the pine grove at the junction of Trade River and Cowan Creek.A new water tower was installed at the south end of Frederic.-The Lewis Amusement Co. building, former dance hall, polling place and movie theater, burned to the ground.

20 Years Ago Melissa Warden, 1988 Webster grad, was awarded the Captain DeWitt Jennings Payne Award at the Univeristy of Minnesota. She was planning to earn a master’s degree in English.-The new Miss Grantsburg was Melissa Throngard and first princess was Jennifer Evenson. Little Miss Grantsburg was Nicole Nilsson.Michael Schnur of Unity H.S. won the Division II state title in the pole vault. Lance Schaaf of Webster won the Division III 1,600-meter run and placed third in the 800. Miki Budge, Webster, placed third in the 3,200 and Kerrie Main, also of Webster, placed third in the triple jump. From Unity, the boys 400-meter relay team placed second at state. The team members were Tony Boileau, Brian Peterson, Jim Abrams and Schnur. Unity’s Marc Ince placed second in the 110-meter high hurdles. The Siren girls 800-meter relay team: Lisa Billy, Kristin Herrick, Melissa Christiansen and Carey Maurer, won second-place medals and Grantsburg’s Jason Slaikeu took third in the high jump.-A benefit was being held in Shell Lake to raise funds for 9-year-old Miranda Paffel, who had been beaten and left for dead in a ditch four miles south of Shell Lake, and was still hospitalized.-Winners in the conservation poster contest, junior division, were Joshua Tretsven, Katy Jo Kaldenberg and Amy Carrier, all of St. Croix Falls, and elementary division, Tracy Engdahl, Alicia Bird and Tadd Ryan, all of Frederic.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Hey everyone, I’m back! My secretary, aka Mom, was visiting our family in Canada and as my paws don’t work too well on the keyboard, my good friends, Brena and Pam took over for me. Thanks you two, really appreciated it and loved your article! I have to tell you, we were all excited when Mom got home on Saturday and I’m not sure who was happier to see who but now things can finally get back to normal. She says she had a wonderful time, our granddaughter Haylee graduated high school and my brother Deryk received a medal from the governor general. It was quite a visit but there’s no place like home. I guess her next trip will be to South Africa where Deryk will be posted for the next couple of years at the Canadian Consulate in Pretoria. I wonder if she’ll take me on that visit? Cats at the shelter Violet are still half off the regu-

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Arnell Humane Society of Polk County Cammie is a rambunctious kitten. She is so darn cute with her large round eyes; she reminds you of a Precious Moments figure. But don’t let her fool you, this little sweetie is a tomboy with a mission. She wants to have the most fun, play with the most catnip mice and practice Wrestle Mania moves on other kittens, the leg of the chair or a corner of the rug. The only thing that slows her down is a chance to snuggle. Cammie loves to be cradled in your arms and savor a rub behind the ears. She is a lover and a player both with over-the-top gusto. This little kitten has personality to spare. Speaking of kittens, we have some. Actually, we have a room full of rowdy, playful, healthy, happy, purring kittens. All are looking for homes where they can show off their individual talents and charm. Kittens are being found abandoned and lost on the side of the road, begging for food from strangers and coming to our shelter to recover from their trauma in record numbers. Baby

715-349-2964 There’s a large male bear hanging around in the area this past week, one who looks to me like it could go about 500 pounds or maybe more. I’m sure this isn’t Sampson or Goliath, maybe a new bear in bear country, if so, bet there will be trouble. He hasn’t come down into the birdyard yet. As far as I can tell he spends most of his time just outside the woods checking the ground and air. Mr. or Mrs. Sneaky has been in several times this past week. Tuesday, when I got up at 5 a.m., I checked the bird yard and all was well, our daughter got up around 7 a.m., still all was quiet. However, hubby got up about 10 minutes later and checked and he reported, “I see we were hit again last night.” Bird yard in a mess with the culprit nowhere in sight. Not only do we have those pesky black buggers stealing the birdseed in the backyard, we now have a tree rat who has a liking for my grape jelly put out for the orioles on the front deck. Chasing him off hadn’t worked, so I took to trapping him and moved him out of town.


YAPpenings Sadie lar adoption fee of $75 and a reminder that if you’re age 55 or over, we will waive the entire adoption fee on selected cats providing the preadoption application is completed and approved. The selected cats would be the adult cats such as Moto, Minnie and others. Please contact the shelter if you are interested and help us find homes for these poor things, they just need someone to love. I don’t think I’ve told you about my friend Leon who arrived at the shelter as a stray with porcupine quills in his face. Sadly his owner never reclaimed him so he is available for adoption. Leon is approximately a year-old wirehaired griffon cross and is a large young lad who loves to play soccer. While he’ll chase the smaller balls, he really likes going after the larger ones. Leon is pretty laid-back and

kittens that aren’t old enough to be separated from Mom recover in foster homes until they are eight weeks old and are ready to be adopted. Our available kittens have received apCammie propriate wormings, medication and vaccinations. Our male kittens have already been neutered and the female kittens are adopted out with a refundable spay deposit and certificate for spay surgery at a reduced rate. All are healthy and ready to make your home more exciting. Our shelter is an excellent place to find your next playful dust bunny hunter. It’s what we do. If you are looking for an older, more relaxed feline companion, our adult cat room is also full. All cats over 1 year are $40, spayed or neutered, and $50 if they are declawed. We have beautiful adult cats, longhair and short. Our adult cats want to share those special quiet moments in your day. Over the past weekend, we held two shelter fundraisers. The meat raffle at Ben’s Northern Bar, in Luck, and the an-

Siren news They finally arrived. Little Doctors Lake has a family of trumpeter swans this year. It has been about three years since our last family. About a week ago, we went by and saw the whole family, all five of the cygnets. A much bigger family than the last one. What a joy to be able to watch as they grow. Sure hope they can raise all five. Sympathy to the family of Gerald Marquardt who passed away May 29. Sympathy to the family of Donnie Denotter who passed away May 31. Sympathy to the family of James F. Gloodt who passed away May 31. Don’t forget, the annual dairy breakfast takes place on Saturday, June 16, in Grantsburg at the Melin farm from 6 a.m. to noon. Lots of other activities to see and do after your breakfast. Adults just $6 and kids 12 and under just $3. To get to the Melin farm just follow the dairy cow signs. The Larson, Mattson, Knutson, Cairns reunion is coming up this Saturday at the Crooked Lake Park

Dewey - LaFollette Sympathy is extended to Melba Denotter and her daughters, Michele and Andrea and their families, due to the death of Melba’s husband, Donnie. He was 74. Clam River Tuesday Club met June 6 at the home of Sue Mroszak. The location and date of the next meeting are pending. Lawrence and Nina Hines went to Eden Prairie, Minn., Thursday and stayed overnight with Nancy and Steve Hagen. They went out to eat with family members to celebrate birthdays of Ryan and Nancy Hagen, Josh Hennagir and Lawrence. Claude McCarty visited Don, Eleanor and Dale Grunnes Saturday morning. That evening, Karen and Hank Mangelsen called on the Grunnes family. Sunday visitors were Bev Brunclik, Jack and Grace Sexton, and Ethel Clausen.

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Maynard and Ronda Mangesen went to Princeton, Minn., Saturday and attended the graduation open house for their grandson, Ryan Hanna. Earl, Joan, Elika, Daniel, Caleb and Christina Korhonen from Radcliffe, Iowa, visited Donna and Gerry Hines Saturday. Earl was the pastor at Timberland Lutheran Church for a number of years. Lida Nordquist and Marlene and Bruce Swearingen took Nina and Lawrence Hines out to eat Saturday evening to celebrate Lawrence’s birthday. The singing group Hear by Faith gave their Christian testimony through word and song during the worship service at Lakeview UM Church Sunday morning. Sunday visitors of Gerry and Donna Hines were Hank and Karen Mangelsen, and Lida Nordquist.

all-round nice boy. Violet is one of our newest kitties. To quote my friend Pam (I think it’s called plaiarism!) - Violet was a stray dropped off at our shelter recently. Even though there was literally “no room at the inn,” we made room. Violet turned out to be Leon a very sweet girl. The staff who accepted her and did the medical evaluation on her said that she didn’t even flinch when blood was drawn. Now that is a good kitty! With her calm and cool demeanor, Violet would be a purrrfect cat for a family of all ages. Get it - purrrrfect! Ever thought of volunteering? Our little shelter relies on and appreciates all that our volunteers do. In the words of Erma Bombeck: “Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” If

nual shelter garage sale raised over $2,000 for the animals at the Arnell shelter. We appreciate all the hard work and commitment from our volunteers that made these events happen. Gratitude is extended to Pam Carson, Joyce Klinkhammer and JoAnne Alling who sorted through and marked all of the garage sale donations and worked at the sale all day. Sherry Hanson organized and ran the meat raffle in Luck. Sherry is a member of our shelter board and a dynamo fundraiser with enthusiasm. Unpacking the trailers full of marked garage sale items is a big job on the day of the sale. Gratitude is extended to Sue Gavin, Dennis Carson, Kris Bibeau, Dennis Klinkhammer, John Fralick, Kay McGrath, Jim, John and Joan Peters, who made the event sail with ease through a very hot day. Remember that if you have found a lost dog or cat, the shelter is where the owner will be looking for it. The Arnell shelter is here to care for and hold lost pets safely until the owner can come to reclaim them. If they aren’t reclaimed, they are adopted to new homes where their individual personality and charm will blossom. It’s what we do. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, Amery, 715 2687387 or online at

Bev Beckmark from 12:30 to ? Come bring a dish to pass and spend the afternoon visiting with family and friends. Now that school is out for the summer, take extra vigilance while traveling our highways and byways. As you know, kids don’t always watch for traffic. Let’s make this a great summer all the way around. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Hope you have a great day.

you’re have some time, please consider volunteering for us. Before I forget, my friend Jenny tells me that we are running short of supplies at the shelter. I’m told that the shelter is in need of laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels, dog treats, Purina Puppy Chow and cat litter. With all that’s been going on at the shelter, we’ve been going through everything like crazy. Don’t forget our wine and cheese fundraiser on June 16, at Clover Meadow Winery from noon to 5 p.m. It will be a fun and relaxing day and best of all, proceeds go toward helping my friends at the shelter. Why don’t you come out, we’d love to meet you. “Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.” - Bonnie Wilcox Remember older dogs need love too! Have a great week everyone. Licks and tailwags! The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time., 715866-4096, license No. 267335-DS. We’re on Facebook too, why don’t you like us there.

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The summer weather is certainly here with temperatures in the 90-degree range over the weekend. The winners for Spades were Arvid Pearson, Willis Williams, Ellis Erickson and Holly Stonesifer. The eight-bid was won by Carmen Marek and Lorna Erickson. The winners for 500 were Susan Hughes, Robert Peterson, Dave Peterson and Lorraine Hansen. I didn’t get the name of the 9-bid winner. Remember that we play Spades at 1 p.m. on Monday, 500 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Pokeno at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and Bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. We are still looking for more pool players. We play most days at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome for our activities.

St. Croix Valley Senior Center Marian Edler Tuesday was a very busy day starting with our exercise session. Sharlene Bellefeuille from the Alzheimer’s Association gave information of their association and the help they can give when we or our mates get the disease. Later, games were played. Russ Adams and Donna Schlosser won in Hand and Foot. Martha Lundstrom, Gladis Weikert and Ione White won in Dominos. Winners in 500 were Audrey McNurlin, Roger Greenly and Ray Nelson. Thursday morning, we did our exercises. In the afternoon, Cribbage was played. In the evening, 500 cards were played with Bren Nel Ward, LeRoy Booth and Stuart Smith the winners. Friday morning Bridge was played. Stop in and have a cup of coffee and check our calendar. We are air-conditioned so you can get out of the heat.

Siren Senior news We have a box at the center for the humane society. When we receive items for the humane society, we take the box up to them. They can always use bags of food, used sheets, towels, etc. We were just informed that they need some laundry soap and some bleach. If anyone can help out, drop the items off at the center and we will see that the humane society receives the donations. We have been having good turnouts for cards. We had 7-1/2 tables for 500 last week. It is so nice to see so many coming out to enjoy our center. Our winners for June 6 were Gerry Vogel, Darlene Groves, Mary Sicard, Barb Geske with Dean Elkin and Candace Doriott tying for fifth place.

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Spades winners for June 1 were Gerry Vogel, Ralph Groves, Arvid Pearson, Sue Newberger and Virginia Martin. This week’s winners were Candace Doriott, Dale Sicard, Carl Link, Gerry Vogel and Barb Munger. Don’t forget to take advantage of the farmers market on Saturdays from 1 until 3 p.m. They seem to be busy when I have driven by. Our center is very nicely decorated for June with all the flags on all the tables. We receive so many compliments on how nice our center looks with each month changing. Come and enjoy our center. Dime Bingo on Tuesdays, 500 on Wednesdays and Spades on Fridays. We start these activities at 1 p.m.


The Orange 4-H Club met at the Larsen Family Library last Friday evening. We learned about Serena’s birds. Friday our club gave out cheese samples at the Burnett Dairy Days. Free ice-cream cones were also given out. Marvel Merriam’s granddaughter, Alicia Gravesen,

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graduated from St. Croix Falls High School on Sunday. Jack and Jeri Witzany attended their nephew’s wedding in Albert Lee, Minn., on Saturday. They stayed overnight and had a chance to visit relatives. Jack and LaVonne O’Brien were Monday shoppers at Rice Lake.



Grantsburg Public Library Grantsburg fifth-graders art show

Students from Grantsburg Middle School have their original artwork on display at the Grantsburg Library. Led by art teacher Christine LePage, fifthgrade students have created a wide variety of colorful works of papier-mache animals, airplanes and just about anything they could imagine. The art projects were inspired by this year’s Summer Reading Program theme Dream Big – Read! The student artwork will be on display at the library through the summer. Stop in anytime to view this exciting exhibit.

Summer reading program, Wednesday, June 20, 1:30 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday, June 20, as we welcome jugglers John Tinman and David Close. The duo is sure to amaze audiences of all ages. Prizes, pizza and ice-cream coupons will be awarded throughout the summer program.

Green thumb wanted

The library is seeking volunteers to help maintain grounds around the library. If you are interested, please inquire at the library.

New books coming soon…

“Almost Amish” by Kathryn Cushman “Cracking the GED, 2013” by Princeton Review “Creole Belle” by James Lee Burke “Different Kind of Normal” by Cathy Lamb “Fallen Angel” by Daniel Silva “Fireproof” by Alex Kava “Friends Forever” by Danielle Steel “I, Michael Bennet” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge “Next Best Thing” by Jennifer Weiner “Night Watch” by Linda Fairstein “Nightmare” by Lars Kepler and Laura Wideburg “Ocean Beach” by Wendy Wax

Christine LePage, middle school art teacher, displays Grantsburg’s fifth-grade art projects at the library. – Photo submitted “Odd Apocalypse” by Dean Koontz “Other Woman’s House” by Sophie Hannah “Sandcastle Girls” by Christopher Bohjalian “Shelter from the Texas Heat” by Bobbi Kornblit “Shine, Shine, Shine” by Lyda Netzer “Size 12 and Ready to Rock” by Meg Cabot “Tuesday’s Child” by Fern Michaels “When Hope Blossoms” by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Library hours and information

Monday noon – 6 p.m.; Tuesday noon – 6 p.m.; Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday noon – 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – noon. The contact information for the library is 715463-2244; Web site is and now you can follow the library on Facebook.

Borderline A celebration of life and dinner was held for Danny Arendt recently. Danny was just six days short of 76 years old. He grew up west of Cozy Corners on a farm. His wife, Midge, and family live in Bloomer. The celebration was well-attended, and was held at the Cozy Corner Inn. A 50th-wedding anniversary was held at the Northland Community Center for Alan and Judy Gustafson. A Swedish luncheon was served to a large crowd. A Swedish luncheon is coffee at 9:30 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m., every day, and Alan and Judy still practice that custom. There are three expectations in this tradition, and in this order: visit, enjoy yourself, and drink coffee. It’s just that simple. Judy says you have to have two coffeepots and an

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air pot to keep up on a busy day. Beware of dogs left in cars with the windows down. On Saturday, our neighbor was leaving the store with groceries in each hand. As he walked past this certain car, the dog inside stuck his head out of the window and bit him. Shortly thereafter, the dog’s owner came along and drove away quickly. They got the license number of the car and turned it in to the police. Did the dog have his shots up to date? Regardless, the law says the dog must be tested at least two or three times. Rabies shots are very painful to humans. So the next time you see a dog in a car with the windows open, keep your distance.

Academic news ELY, Minn. – A local area student graduated on May 8 from Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn. Luck Danielle Martin, honors, backcountry guide and Associate in Arts degree for liberal arts and science. – submitted ••• NORTH MANKOTA, Minn. –The vice president of academic affairs for South Central College, Dr. Nancy Genelin, has recently released the names of the 2012 spring semester graduates of South Central College. The semester ended on May 9. Spring graduates participated in South Central College’s official commencement activities held in May. Grantsburg Wanda Jensen, Associate of Applied Science in community social service. – submitted ••• MENOMONIE – Local students from the area graduated from UW-Stout in May. Grantsburg Megan Branstad, Bachelor of Science degree in apparel design and development. Amanda Huehn, Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. Siren Jamie Clark, Bachelor of Science degree in management. Brynn McBroom, Bachelor of Science degree in hotel restaurant and tourism. Cushing Katie Jacobson, Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and business education. Dresser Jerry Judkins, Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology. Webster Stefanie Janssen, Master of Science degree in education. Luck Susan LoRusso, Bachelor of Science degree in food systems and technology.


Grantsburg Community Education To reserve your spot call 715-463-5165 Ext. 160 and mail payment to Grantsburg High School, 480 E. James Ave., Grantsburg, WI 54840. Checks should be made out to Grantsburg Community Education. For more information, talk to Cindi Throngard at the aforementioned number.

Water aerobics

This class promises to give a great workout while taking it easy on your joints. You do not have to be a swimmer. Come and join the fun. Classes meet

Naturalist programs Friday, June 15

The Secrets of Eagle Peak, 3 p.m. at the Eagle Peak Trail sign in the Pines Group Camp. Join naturalist Barb Walker for a hike up the trail to learn the secrets of the peak and see a beautiful view of the St. Croix River Valley.

Saturday, June 16

The Lure of Soft Gold and White Pine, 10 a.m. at the Summit Rock Trail head. Join naturalist Julie Fox for a hike up to the summit and travel through 300 years of history. Family Fun: Eco-Scavenger Hunt. 1-1:30 p.m. at the Ice Age Center. Join Fox for a fun scavenger hunt on the Skyline Trail. Earn a prize for participating. A great activity for the entire family. Pace of a River: Kayaking 101, 6:30 p.m. at the Lake O’ the Dalles beach. Hear from a National Park Service ranger about why the St. Croix is such a special place to explore and where the best kayaking spots are. Learn about the different types of kayaks, modern gear, basic paddle strokes and what to pack for a nonmotorized adventure. Take a kayak out for a quick spin to find out which boats and paddles you

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Samuel Hochstetler, Bachelor of Science degree in vocational rehabilitation. Frederic Julia Haas, Bachelor of Science degree in applied science. Nicole Paquette, Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies. Centuria Jessica Fehlen, Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies. Michael Schmidt, Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Van Mathson, Bachelor of Science degree in construction. Milltown Eric Wester, Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. – submitted ••• BEMIDJI, Minn. – Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minn., has released its dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. Guidelines for the dean’s list are as follows: The student must be full time with 12 credits or more of graded classes; students must have a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or above; students must not have a grade below a C or a no pass on their transcript for the semester being calculated. The following student has met the criteria for the dean’s list: St. Croix Falls Kierlyn Ward. –submitted ••• BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji Sate University understands the rising cost of higher education and is committed to offering a variety of scholarship opportunities to as many students as possible. More than 30 percent of all new entering students receive scholarships. The following student has accepted the $1,000 Student Success Scholarship from Bemidji State University for the 2012-13 Student Success Scholarship winner: Frederic Corissa Schmidt, freshman, nursing. –submitted •••

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Turtles are Terrific! 10 a.m. at the Ice Age Center. Drop by to visit with Walker and meet Gizmo the tortoise while learning some fascinating facts and features about these ancient creatures. Molten Lava and Melted Ice, 1 p.m. at the Pothole Trail sign. Join the naturalist for a relaxing hike around the Pothole Trail and learn about the Gee Whiz Geology of Interstate Park.

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Watchable Wildlife Around Lake O’ the Dalles, 10 a.m. at the lake side of the Beach House. Meet Fox for a one-mile hike around Lake O’ the Dalles. Discover what makes the lake unique and watch for signs of wildlife that live there.

Thursday, June 21

Nature storytime, 10 a.m. Join Fox and/or Walker for a story and activity chosen especially for children pre-K through kindergarten and their parents. Check at the park office for the program location within the park. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls on Hwy 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy 8. For more information call Fox or Walker at 715-483-3747.

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LIBRARY NEWS Frederic Public Library Plan to visit the library’s annual Family Days bake/book sale on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This sale is sponsored by the Friends, and profits will help support library programs. Your donations of books, movies, music and homemade goodies for the bake sale are welcome anytime up to the day of the sale. There is something for everyone at the library this weekend, and we look forward to seeing you.

Register now for summer reading

The Dream Big - Read” summer program is open to all kids from preschool to tweens and teens. Continuing this year is the teen book group and the fourth- and fifth-grade book group along with our new second- and third-grade book group. Familyfriendly movie time is Monday at 2 p.m.; craft time is Tuesday at 2 p.m.; and imagination time is Thursday at 2 p.m. We have many activities planned, so pick up program information and weekly reminders at the library or check the summer reading schedule by visiting the Web site at Stop in soon to register, learn how to qualify for cool door prizes, and start reading.

Story time does not take a summer vacation

Story time runs Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., with stories chosen for preschoolers and young readers. Caregivers must accompany the children. This summer we will also have a Big Kids story time at 10:30 a.m., for siblings who are older than preschool age. If you are interested in reading to the children this summer, we welcome you. Please talk to a librarian to choose a date, and we will supply the materials.

Fun with frogs at the library June 28

Environmentalist Randy Korb will bring his Wisconsin amphibians to the library Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Children will experience native amphibians by holding, feeding and listening to them. All children will get a chance to hold the tree frogs, true frogs, toads and salamanders, from tiny spring peepers to big bullfrogs. Korb’s frog friends have been a big hit at the Frederic Library, so make plans to attend this program.

Journey for Freedom June 28

“My name is Peter Vodenka. In June of 1983, my wife and I, along with our 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, defected from behind the Iron Curtain of Communist Czechoslovakia. In the middle of a cold, rainy night, we ran for our lives across the border from Communist Yugoslavia to western Austria … ”So begins the amazing true story of a family’s journey to freedom in America. Come to hear Vodenka speak in a special program on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m., at St. Luke Methodist Church, 100 Linden St. E., Frederic. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Frederic Library. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author. For more information, call 715-327-4979.

Treat yourself to a summer book group

The Thursday morning group meets June 21, at 10 a.m., to discuss “Walden,” by Henry David Thoreau. In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin by Walden Pond. With the intention of immersing himself in nature and distancing himself from the distractions of social life, Thoreau maintained his retreat for just over two years. More popular than ever, “Walden” extolls the virtues of simplicity and self-sufficiency. The evening book group will also meet June 21, at 6:30 p.m., to talk about the novel “Swamplandia,” by Karen Russell. The Bigtree family alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome at the book discussions.

Computer questions? e-reader problems?

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

How to know what we know

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

Milltown Public Library

The Milltown Public Library held its first outdoor movie on June 1. This movie was co-sponsored by RCU in Milltown. The next movie will be held on Saturday, July 7, at Half Moon Lake Landing. Visit the events calendar on the Web site: for additional movie and program information. – Photo submitted Cartooning basics

Tuesday, June 19, at 2 p.m., Duane and Angie from Cartooning Connections will teach us about the art of cartooning, its history and techniques. Join us to learn some tricks from the masters, you will get to participate in a draw-along session

Friends of the Milltown Public Library Book Sale

Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, from noon – 2 p.m. Stop in for the annual book sale.

Join the Friends of the Milltown Public Library

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone can be a member and can help in many ways.

Ongoing programs: Pajama story time

Story time is held in the evenings at Milltown Public Library. Jump into your pajamas, grab a guardian, you’ll need them for a ride anyway, and join us for a

half hour of fun, stories and a small craft every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Pack in some fun before your day is done.

Computer basics

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

Did you know?

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

Summer reading kickoff at the library was a great success

Nearly 60 readers signed up on Saturday. The summer reading program, Dream Big - Read! runs now through August. Sign up at the library. Weekly prize drawings and activities; pick up a schedule at the library or download a copy from the Web site. Congrats to Sienna Shoop, she won the Mall of America prize package drawing for signing up Saturday.

Between the Covers – Summer reading for adults 18-plus

Discover – Read or listen to any three titles of your choice to enter drawings for fabulous prizes. Connect – Help us build our “Reading Local” list of titles. Use the library Web site to share the great reads you are enjoying over the summer, see what others are reading or listening to. Enjoy - Grand prize Amazon Kindle plus each participant wins a library mug. Pick up forms at the library or download them from the Web site.

Book Sizzle! New on the Web site

Check it out. Also sign up to get the library newsletter via e-mail.

Local children’s author Marybeth Lorbiecki

Thursday, June 21, at 8:30 a.m. at the SCF Elementary School.

Little yoga is back

Free yoga for children and families with instructor Julie Karsky. Wednesdays, June 20, 11:15 a.m., here in the library. Preregistration required.

Summertime yoga

Summertime yoga for families with instructor Julie Karsky at the Overlook, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, July 18, and Aug. 15.

Plant watchers with your host, Botanist/Ecologist, Barb Delany

First Monday of each month at 6-7:45 p.m. Information about native plants and native habitats, lively

observations and protecting biodiversity. Program includes outdoor hike from the library, 7 p.m., Dates: July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.

Individual help for basic computer questions

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

Lego club on the first and third Saturdays through June, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Legos provided, please leave all personal Legos and toys at home. All ages with a parent.

Play Wii at the library

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

Community meeting room is available for your organization

Reserve the meeting room with our online form.

Story hour

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

Check out the Web site

It has up-to-date information on what’s happening at the library and other useful library tools you can use at home. Look for us on Facebook.


Free wireless and eight public computers are available at the library. Plus six laptops available for use in the library, must have a valid MORE library card in good standing.


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"Radio hams" from Balsam Lake join in national event BALSAM LAKE - A public demo of emergency communications will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday, June 2324, by the Polk County Amateur Radio Association ( from Balsam Lake. The group will join with thousands of amateur radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities that weekend. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events worldwide. During Hurricane Katrina, amateur radio - often called ham radio - was often the only way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to save lives and property. The earthquakes of Haiti are another example. When trouble is brewing, amateur radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. On the weekend of June 23 - 24, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Polk County ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, hams from across the U.S.A. will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities. This annual event, called Field Day, is the climax of the weeklong Amateur Radio Week sponsored by

the ARRL, the national association for amateur radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Their slogan, “When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works,” is more than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, Internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s event. “We hope that people will come and see for themselves, this is not your grandfather’s radio anymore,” said Allen Pitts, W1AGP, of the ARRL. “The communications that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives when other systems failed or were overloaded. And besides that – it’s fun!” In the Polk County area, the Polk County Amateur Radio Association will be demonstrating amateur radio at the Polk County Government Center June 23 and 24. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes. There are more than 650,000 amateur radio licensees in the U.S. and more than 2.5 million around the world. - submitted

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St. Croix Regional Medical Center Volunteer Partners award $5,500 in scholarships ST. CROIX FALLS – The St. Croix Regional Medical Center Volunteer Partners Scholarship Fund began in 1984, and since that time, $103,000 has been awarded to deserving health-care students. Students who are entering the health-care field of study are encouraged and supported by the scholarships given. The Partners administer three memorial funds which are designated for nursing, the TeBina Boomgarten Fund, the Daellenbach Memorial Fund and the Kathy Nesgoda Scholarship Fund. Additional scholarship money is raised through memorials and the SCRMC Partners Love Light Tree event which is held every December. This year the scholarships were awarded to Alisha Nutter and Alexsandra


Lonetti, each receiving $1,000 from the Nesgoda Fund; Jenna VanSoelen and Carissa Schmidt, each received $500 from the Boomgarden Fund; Autumn Schmidt and Ashley Irvine, each received $500 from the Daellenbach Fund; and Ashley Johnson, Cody Brunclik and Haley Yunker, each received $500 from the Partners Fund. Congratulations to these deserving students. SCRMC Partners are grateful to the students of today who are creating better health care for the future. They would like to encourage others to consider the healthcare field as their careers also. They appreciate all of the students hard work and wish them the very best in their endeavors. - from SCRMC Partners

Northwoods Flyers kick off fundraising for fly-in breakfast Siren Tourism is the first donor this year to help sponsor the Burnett County Fly-in scheduled for Saturday, July 21. Jan Hunter, president of the village of Siren, on behalf of Siren Tourism, presented a check to Ernie Swanson, president of EAA Chapter 1537, Northwoods Flyers. Members of the Northwoods Flyers have been soliciting local businesses and organizations to help support this year’s annual flyin at the Burnett County Airport. Many donors have been stepping forward with the expectation that this year’s fly-in will be the best in years. The money will go toward making a great community event with antique military aircraft and vehicles present. - Photo submitted

Walk for the Pool fundraiser winners announced

GRANTSBURG – The Grantsburg Middle School Student Council organized their second-annual Walk Around the School as part of the students’ last-day activities. The student council’s fundraising focus this year was Lap the School—Save the Pool. Students in the middle school gathered more than $1,600 in pledges to help defray the costs of maintaining Grantsburg’s community pool. Students recognize that the community pool is a

the Pool T-shirts for their efforts in fundraising. Gratitude is extended to the Burnett Medical Center who donated fresh oranges and bottled water to help refresh the walkers, Vicki Drohman of the Village Pool Committee, who helped organize the prizes, student volunteers and Deborah Rod, parent volunteer, who handed out the refreshments and incentives. - submitted

Students involved in the Walk for the Pool fundraising project were (L to R), back row: Jared Lee, Olivia Brock, Dauntay Erickson, Kallie Hansen and Mikala Hammer, and Susan Roberts and Becca Drohman (kneeling).

great asset to the family-friendly atmosphere of Grantsburg. Kids unanimously agree it’s a great place to spend the summer! Students who gathered the most pledges for the pool were awarded a summer membership to the pool. First-place winner is Mikala Hammer, daughter of Deb and Russ Hammer. Second highest fundraiser is Dauntay Erickson. Dauntay is the son of Darlena Erickson. Ten students were also awarded Save

Mikala Hammer and Dauntay Erickson were the first- and second-place winners in gathering the most pledges for the Grantsburg Pool fundraising project. - Photos submitted

Dylan Swanson, Evie Carter, Allyson Bram, Ashley Beaulieu and Garret Johnson helped raise funds for the Grantsburg Pool.

Grantsburg Music in the Park

Beautiful weather brought a crowd to Memory Lake in Grantsburg on Saturday, June 9, for the first Music in the Park event of the summer sponsored by the Grantsburg Music Festival Society. The group Glory Train provided an enjoyable evening of inspiring gospel music and traditional hymns. The next Music In the Park event will be Saturday, July 14, with Kevin McMullin and Randy Sabien. Come for a sparkling show with funny, poignant and haunting songs. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Wildlife expert to speak at the Fort, June 30

DANBURY - The Burnett County Lakes and Rivers Association. has teamed with the Burnett County Historical Society to bring wildlife expert Chris Cold to Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park on Saturday, June 30. The annual meeting of the Burnett County Lakes and Rivers Association will be held at 8:30 a.m. A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation by Chris Cold, well-known retired DNR wildlife management consultant. Beginning at 9 a.m., the program is titled “Northern Wisconsin Wildlife” and will be informative and entertaining for

youngsters and adults alike. Cold has wide expertise as a licensed falconer, and has worked extensively with a variety of birds and critters. He will be bringing some of his live wildlife “friends” to share during the presentation. The program and refreshments are free to the public. All who attend will be eligible for a special discount on tours of the historic fur trade posts and Woodland Indian village at Forts Folle Avoine. Bring friends and family for a fun day at the Fort. - submitted

Master Gardeners to meet

POLK COUNTY – It’s time to smell the roses. Do you know we have a rose garden nursery right here in Northwest Wisconsin? The Polk County Master Gardeners Volunteers will be visiting the Balsam Path Nursery on Monday, June 18, for a guided tour; a chance to really smell the roses, and an opportunity to see roses which are adapted for planting in our very challenging weather. The public is invited for this excursion to see the roses we can easily grow with a minimum of

care so we too can enjoy those wonderful plants. The group will meet at 6 p.m., on Monday, June 18, at the Polk County Justice Center parking lot for the drive to the nursery, which is located just north of St. Croix Falls. If you are interested, join them for what surely will be a beautiful evening and which is offered free of charge and open to all. Any questions, call Jackie at 715-268-8786 or Sally at 715268-2926. - submitted


Festival’s Featured Artist - Mark Baer Mark Baer is back at Festival Theatre ST. CROIX FALLS – With only 10 days until the opening of the highly anticipated production of “Man of La Mancha,” Festival Theatre is buzzing with busy actors, dancers, designers and other supporters swirling about to prepare for this widely loved piece of musical theater. An old friend to St. Croix Falls and Festival Theatre, director Mark Baer rejoins the Festival family to lead this classic piece of American musical theater. Having spent the last year at Indiana University Northwest as a professor of theater, Baer is pleased to be returning to the St. Croix Valley for his third summer in a row to direct the Theatre Series season opener. A Midwesterner through and through, Baer grew up in Canton, Ohio. As a youth, he was more passionate about football than anything else, but the summer before his sophomore year, he broke

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his right arm at practice, stein’s production of “M. and life took him down anButterfly,” by playwright other path. After three David Henry Hwang. months in a sling, his arm Other recent, noteworthy was not much help on the productions include “Wiley football field, so Baer was and the Hairy Man” at Inforced to look elsewhere for diana University Northextracurricular activities. west and the new political Acting came very naturally drama “Bhopal” at Illinois to him, and the theater State University. With dibegan to feel as comfortable recting credits ranging as the football field. At this from Sondheim musicals to point he has over 10 years powerful political theater, of acting, directing, teachit is not a surprise that Baer ing and producing under was awarded the stage dihis belt and holds a Master rector’s and choreograof Fine Arts in directing. phers fellowship by the Mark Baer Since leaving the Festival American College Theatre Theatre staff in 2005, Baer’s Festival. life has moved onward and upward. He Baer is proud to be back directing for a married former Festival stage manager third consecutive season following a fiveKelly (White) Baer in 2007 and earned his year hiatus from the St. Croix River ValMFA in directing in 2010, all while contin- ley. “I feel such a strong connection to this uing to act and direct professionally community and the wonderful people around the Midwest. One particularly who have supported Festival Theatre exciting project took Baer to the Guthrie over the years. Seeing so many familiar Theatre to work with director Peter Roth- faces and being part of the amazing

progress that the theater is making is a real pleasure.” While speaking about memorable moments on Festival’s stage, he cited the 2004 production of “There Shall Be No Night” that he was privileged to direct. “We didn’t realize before opening how brilliantly the audiences would react to that musty, WWII story. I remember tears and standing ovations. It was the right play at the right time.” “Mark is a director that digs deep into each show with true vigor and love for the art form,” said Executive Director Danette Olsen. “With musicals, Mark’s attention to detail is even greater. Each note in a musical phrase, each tempo and word is a clue into the mind-set of the character, and his actors eagerly sift through each detail Mark observes. He is the dream director for the group of young, talented artists that make up the majority of our summer company!” Olsen is certain that “Man of La Mancha” will hold a special place in the hearts of Festival audiences for many seasons to come.

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by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer WEBSTER - The American Cancer Society can trace its roots back all the way to 1913, a time when a cancer diagnosis meant near certain death. The treatment of cancer has come a long way since then, and so has ACS which now has millions of supporter and a wide-ranging mission that includes advocates for cancer prevention, research for a cure and support or cancer patients globally. The ACS Relay for Life can only trace its roots back to 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon, decided to raise money for ACS by running for a grueling 24 hours at a track in Tacoma, Wash. He raised $27,000 that night for ACS when friends paid $25 to walk or run 30 minutes with him. The following year, 19 teams joined Klatt at the track in Tacoma. The teams set up tents and spent the night, and the members of the teams took turns running or walking around the track, raising $33,000 for ACS in the process. Today, there are 5,200 Relay for Life events annually in the U.S., including the event held annually in Burnett County at the Webster School track. Collectively, Relay for Life events have raised $4.5 billion to date for ACS, but the events go beyond simply raising money. With events within the event, such as the survivor lap, luminaria ceremony and fight back ceremony, Relay for Life helps the community remember those who have succumbed to cancer, inspire those who are caring for cancer patients and celebrate those who have recovered. Throughout the years, Relay for Life has reminded participants that one person can make a difference in the fight against cancer by holding up Klatt’s example. Unfortunately, Klatt is currently fighting his own personal battle with cancer. He who has helped so much in the past is now on the receiving end.

Members of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Grantsburg carried the team banner as they walked the Webster school track at the Burnett County Relay for Life Friday, June 8. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Rosane Brock of Grantsburg has the chuckwagon duty covered at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held in Webster, Friday evening through Saturday morning, June 8-9. Brock was a member of the Pickle Lake ladies team.

Michele Gullickson Moore, Community Relations Director for Polk and Burnett Counties American Cancer Society l Midwest Division, Inc. recognized Grantsburg Middle School student Olivia Brock and her classmates for their efforts collecting donations at the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser during the halftimes of the Grantsburg/Webster girls and boys basketball games last February.

Kathy Goepfert and Terri Andersen from the Burnett Medical Center team walked the Webster track during the Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society provided plenty of reading material along the track. – Photos by Sherill Summer unless otherwise noted

"Watch out or I will shoot a marshmallow at The beautiful luminaria ceremony was part you!" Or not. At any rate, 4-year-old Graisyn of the Burnett County Relay for Life held Frifrom Grantsburg, part of the Bethany Trackers day night through Saturday morning, June 8-9, team at this year’s Relay for Life, enjoys shoot- in Webster. ing the marshmallow gun.

Madeline of Frederic helps Chelsea of Webster get decked out for the Relay for Life event in Webster.

RIGHT: Members of Webster’s Otis Taylor Legion Post 98 color guard stood ready to lead the survivors lap at the start of Friday evening’s Burnett County Relay for Life. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Sandy Eng wore her best cowboy hat as she walked with son-in-law Van Brock in the survivors lap at the western-themed Burnett County Relay for Life held at the Webster High School Track on Friday, June 8. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

What do you do when it is hot and you are at the Relay for Life event in Webster? Find a sprinkler, of course. Shown (L ro R): are Ruby, Kohl, Brayden and Saidra.


Students learn health habits at year-end Relay Recess Day by Priscilla Bauer with submitted info Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG - Learning healthy habits while having fun was the goal of a year-end Relay Recess Day at Grantsburg Elementary on Friday, May 25. Students listened to presenters throughout the day offering students information and actions they could start practicing right away to have a healthy life. Dr. Jolayemi of Burnett Medical Center taught students the importance of using sunscreen. Fitness trainer Natalie Doornink showed students exercises to keep them fit. School social worker, Deanna Helgeson talked to students about the dangers of smoking. Students also picked out healthy food choices in a shopping exercise presented by nutrition educator Marilyn Kooiker and AmeriCorps volunteer Sharon Schmidt. At the beginning of the day students received pedometers, then had a great time discovering just how many steps they took when the student body and staff hit the high school track for an hour walking laps. At the end of the day students and staff had fun throwing water balloons at Prin-

Mark Seeger showed off the shiny apple he picked as a healthy food choice during the shopping for good foods exercise presented by nutrition educator Marilyn Kooiker and AmeriCorps volunteer Sharon Schmidt during the GES Relay Recess Day.

Grantsburg Elementary students showed off their new pedometers before they hit the high school track for an hour walking laps. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer cipal Katie Coppenbarger to celebrate the successful schoolwide Pennies for the Pool collection drive.

Third-grader Jared VanWatermeulen gave the thumbs-up after making another lap around the track during the Relay Recess Day at Grantsburg Elementary School on Friday, May 25.

First-grader Haley Glover checked her pedometer to see how many steps she’d taken during the school’s end-of-year recess day.

Alexandria Kammeyer and Vannessa Wickstrom had fun walking laps together at the Relay Recess Day on May 25.

Principal Katie Coppenbarger got a big splash from students throwing water balloons at her to celebrate the successful schoolwide Pennies for the Pool collection drive.

Students had a great time seeing who could make the most laps when the student body and staff hit the high school track for an hour during the GES Relay Recess Day.

Fitness trainer Natalie Doornink demonstrated exercises students could do to stay fit.

AmeriCorps volunteer Sharon Schmidt helped students pick healthy food choices in a shopping exercise during the Relay Recess Day at Grantsburg Elementary School on Friday, May 25.


Dairy Day celebration at Burnett Dairy

Award-winning Burnett Dairy cheesemaker Rob Stellrecht visited with Alice in Dairyland Rochelle Ripp at Dairy Day on Friday, June 8. This was the first week of Ripp’s reign as the newly crowned 65th Alice, who greeted Dairy Day visitors Angelina and Kilian Larrick of Harris, Minn., with fun, coloring books.

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Jill Glover held the reins as 5-year-old Tess Durushia had a ride on Violet at Burnett Dairy on Friday, June 8. Horseback rides were one of most popular of the many fun activities for children at the annual Dairy Day celebration. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Wood Creek 4-H Club member Joel Hillman served cheese samples with a smile at Dairy Day in Alpha last Friday.

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed picnicking in warm June weather last Friday, June 8, during the Burnett Dairy’s annual Dairy Day celebration.

The camera caught 4-year-olds Emerson Spoelstra and Justin Kwolek as they enjoyed a big bite of their hot dogs at Dairy Day at Burnett Dairy last weekend. Visitors to B u r n e t t Dairy’s Friday, June 8, Dairy Day came from near and far. Friends Don Madsen and Dave Montbriand came from the Somerset area for cones and conversation.

Nate and Nissa Wilcox tried a tractor seat on for size at Burnett Dairy’s Dairy Day last Friday, June 8. The siblings, visiting from Cottage Grove, Minn., were having fun on their trip to the dairy’s annual June celebration with Grandma and Grandpa.


Highlights of a Washington D.C. trip

by Millie Erickson Special to the Leader SIREN/WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Diamond Tours bus trip left Siren on Wednesday, May 16, with 50 people from Wisconsin and Minnesota bound for Washington, D.C. The bus driver was Jerry. He has eight years’ experience and arrived with a big blue Southwest bus. Frequent stops were made, every two to three hours. The group’s Wednesday evening motel was in Lansing, Ill. Thursday, they toured the Toledo Museum of Arts, with world-famous paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. That evening’s dinner was at Hometown Buffet in Parma, Ohio, and they stayed at a Holiday Inn in Beaver Falls, Pa. Friday took them to Chantilly, Va., where they toured the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It was huge and contained many older airplanes. It is now housing the space shuttle Enterprise. Taking the elevator to the top of the lookout tower, they watched planes coming in, about one every five minutes, to the Dulles Airport. The Hampton Inn in Herndon, Va., was their home for four nights. Saturday morning, they picked up their step-on guide, Larry Middleton, in Pentagon City. He was a tall, elderly, witty fellow. Born and raised in Washington, D.C.,

The Smithsonian Insititution is the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, nine research centers and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world. - Special photo he showed them the highlights of Washington, D.C. – the National Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, the White House, National Cathedral, Georgetown, the WWII Memorial and more. Took a walk along the Potomac River.

Rows of grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery. - Special photo


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Guide Larry took the group to the top of the Kennedy Center to view Washington, D.C., in the dark. It was awesome. Sunday, they went to Arlington National Cemetery. They experienced the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, which was established in 1921. A guard maintains vigil around the clock. The guard paces 21 steps alongside the tomb, pauses 21 seconds, then returns. Changing takes place every hour. (Every half hour from March 15 through September.) It was a very precise performance. Other memorials and monuments are located throughout the 624-acre cemetery. Every Memorial Day a flag is placed on every tombstone, over 320,000. They visited the grave site of President Kennedy and family, where an eternal flame burns. Other memorials seen were the Vietnam Veterans Wall, World War II, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, which rises 555 feet, a white marble obelisk, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. They drove through Georgetown, across the Potomac River and had lunch at the National Cathedral. The U. S. Marine Corps Memorial consists of the famous statue of the Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima at Mount Suribachi. The memorial was dedicated in 1954. It is the tallest brass statue in the world. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History was enjoyed before heading to

The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership. - Photo by Millie Erickson Holiday Inn in Sterling, Va., for evening dinner. They toured Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. It is situated on the west bank of the Potomac River, 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. It was erected about 1743. Their guide got free tickets for the group to the National Capitol. There were lots of people, mostly eighth-grade students from many states. The Capitol sits on 58.8 acres. Members of the group always looked for something representing Wisconsin. Lots of history there. You must see some day. Next stop was the Baltimore Inner Harbor, a historic seaport transformed into a world-class center, shopping, museum and more. The 1944 restored liberty ship S.S. John W. Brown was in port on Chesapeake Bay. Tuesday, May 22, they stopped at the Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset County, Pa. The plane was being hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001. At 10:03 a.m. it crashed upside down at 563 mph. All 33 passengers, seven crew members and four hijackers were killed. The memorial is still under construction. The last stop was in Fremont, Ohio, to see our 19th president, Rutherford B. Hayes’, residence and museum. The group arrived back in Siren late afternoon on Thursday, May 24. It was raining, so departing was done in a hurry. They had a great time and trip, walked miles, ate a lot of food and made new friends. The next Diamond Tour trip is to Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada, Sept. 15–23. Call Shirley Bloom, 715-349-2514, for info.

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5-8 p.m. - Art Medley Open House - At the Frederic Arts Center. 6:30 p.m.-Dusk - Team Slow-Pitch Double - Elimination Softball Tournament - At Coon Lake Park. Sponsored by Frederic Lions Club. For information call 715-205-3626.

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Games begin at 9:30 a.m. 3 Classes: Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12 (Grade 2011-2012 school year). Price $11/person. Maximum of 4 players per team. For information call Brenda Tesch at 715-3278479.

9:30-11 a.m. - Boy Scout Troop 128 Kids Fishing Contest Ages 3-14. Registration 9-10 a.m. at park. Entry fee $2. Prizes for all contestants. Rods & reels for winners of various fish categories for different age groups. Door prizes. Fishing from shore. Sponsored by the Frederic Area Chamber of Commerce & U.S. Bank. For information call 715-653-4225. 10 a.m. - Friends Of The Library - Bake & Book Sale At the Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. W. 327-4979. Book Sale - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bake Sale - 10 a.m. - till gone.

10 a.m. - Frederic’s “Amazing Race” Meet at Coon Lake Park Pavilion at 10 a.m. for rules. Must purchase Family Days button to participate. For information call 715-327-8049. 10 a.m. -’till gone. - Strawberry Shortcake At the depot/museum, Sponsored by Frederic Area Historical Society. Depot is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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1 p.m. - Round Robin Horseshoe Tournament $5/person charge. 100% payback. Games - 21 points. For information contact Randy Neuman 1-612-963-5885 evenings. 1:30 p.m. - Kiddie Parade No Theme - Just come dressed up for fun. Line up 1 p.m. at Bremer Bank parking lot. Judging at 1:15 p.m. Parade proceeds to and ends at Coon Lake Park. For information call 715-566-1457. Sponsored by Frederic Chamber. 12:30-4:30 p.m. - Moonwalk • Inflatables • Sawdust Pile (for coins) At Coon Lake Park. Ages 10 and under. Sponsored by Bremer Bank. 2-8 p.m. - Pork Roast Fundraiser - At Fire Hall. By Frederic Fire Department. Adults $7, Children 12 & Under $5. 3-5 p.m. - Frontier Trails Pony Rides At East Coon Lake. Call 715-327-8572. 7 p.m. - Miss Frederic Competition At the Birch Street Elementary School. Seven contestants vying for the title of Miss Frederic. Adults - $6, students - $4, children under 6 - FREE. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. - Coronation Street Dance - Freeway Jam On Main Street. Admission: $3 Button in advance or $4 at door 10 & under free. No children under 12 unless accompanied by an adult. No skateboards or rollerblades. No carry-ins.

Sunday, June 17 7 a.m. - Great Northern Outdoors For information call 715-327-4417.

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9 a.m. - Softball Tournament Continues - In the Park. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Art Medley Display & Kickoff At the Frederic Arts Center. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Frederic Alumni Band Kickoff for Frederic Alumni Homecoming Dance - Oct. 20 at Hacker’s - OPEN TO ALL - Fundraiser for Frederic Music Fund. 11 a.m.-’till gone. - In the Park. Chicken Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser by Frederic Area Chamber of Commerce. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Moonwalk Noon-1 p.m. - Queen’s Tea - at K-6 School.

Noon-4 p.m. - Petting Zoo Sponsored by Tammi’s Wildlife Rescue & Wellness Center, Inc. 1:30 p.m. - Parade - For parade entry call 715-327-4836. 2:30-5 p.m. - Moonwalk 3-5 p.m. - Frontier Trails Pony Rides At East Coon Lake. Call 715-327-8572.

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Beef cattle-handling demo and pasture walk to be held in Hayward HAYWARD — UW-Extension and the Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network are happy to invite you to a beef cattle-handling demonstration and farm pasture walk at the Tom, Tweed and Melanie Shuman Farm just outside of Hayward on Saturday, June 23, 1-3 p.m. The Shumans have constructed a new, low-stress Bud Box system for treating and loading cattle that is easy for one or two people to operate. It is an alternative to the common tub system used on many farms. The Shuman Cattle Co., a fourth-generation business, owns a purebred Red Angus cow-calf operation that features rotational grazing. The Shumans currently have 60 cows and 16 bred heifers divided into five groups. They sell about 30 yearling breeding bulls each year. Their cattle have many good traits including docility. The Shumans own 150 acres of grazing land and 30 acres of woods. They also lease 200 acres for hay. A grazing plan was developed in 2005 and has been updated by Northwest Graziers. This event coincides with the Sawyer County Dairy Breakfast that will be held in the morning at the fairgrounds. The Shumans plan to serve a lunch of pulledbeef sandwiches. So take in the dairy breakfast in the morning and join the Shumans in the afternoon. The farm is located on 11110 N. Company Lake Road just northwest of the city limits of Hayward. From the intersection of Hwys. 63 and 27-77 in Hayward, go one mile northwest on 77 to Nyman Avenue, turn left,


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Luck Girl Scouts raise beetles for purple loosestrife control The Girl Scouts, with LWRD assistance, first located and potted purple loosestrife plants and subsequently used aspirators to suck beetles into a vial. The girls next put a fine mesh cage around the plants and placed 10 beetles on each plant. Since the plants are caged, beetles are allowed to reproduce free of predators and their populations quickly multiply into the hundreds. The Girl Scouts will be monitoring the beetles, which are located in the Luck School garden, throughout the summer. Around July the beetles will be released at purple loosestrife sites in Polk County. If you are interested in raising galerucella beetles for


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LUCK – Sixth-graders with the Luck Girl Scout Troop led by Chelsey Foeller are working with Katelin Holm from the Polk County Land and Water Resources Department to raise and release a tiny insect with a big appetite – the galerucella beetle. Galerucella beetles feed extensively on the foliage of purple loosestrife, a wetland invasive plant that displaces native vegetation, provides little to no wildlife benefits, and has the potential to devastate wetland ecosystems. Although small stands of purple loosestrife are easily managed by removing flowers and applying herbicide, extensive stands are best managed through beetle control. The beetles feed extensively on the foliage of purple loosestrife plants stressing the plant enough so that it is unable to produce seeds. Seed production is the main way purple loosestrife is spread from one area to the next, with a single plant capable of producing over a million seeds. As a result, using beetles to control purple loosestrife can result in long-term, sustainable population control.



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Donnie T. Denotter, 74, Siren, died June 4, 2012, at Spooner Health Systems Hospital. Donnie was born on May 31, 1938, to Harry and Beatrice Denotter in the Town of Dewey. He attended Doren School through eighth grade and graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1956. After high school, he went on to get his associate degree from WITC in Superior. Donnie married Melba Michaelson on Aug. 5, 1961, in Milltown. In 1961, he joined the U.S. Army and was honorable discharged in 1963. Donnie helped out with the Burnett County 4-H and agricultural group. He was a volunteer firefighter and first responder for Hertel from 1994-2001 and was on the LaFollette Town Board for almost 20 years. He worked for A-I Cattle for many years. Donnie was an avid reader and enjoyed making maple syrup but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Beatrice Wendelschafer. He is survived by his wife; daughters Michele (Darryl) Suskin and Andrea (Robert) Williamson; grandson Michael Williamson; and mother-in-law Valeria Michaelson. Funeral services were held Friday, June 8, at Lakeview United Methodist Church, Hertel, with Pastor Jack Starr officiating. Connie Quam provided the music. Pallbearers were Austin Denotter, Shane Denotter, Lance Denotter, Maynard Mangelsen, Robert Williamson Jr., and Darryl Suskin. Online condolences can be made at The Taylor Family Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

Waylan J. Daeffler, 61, passed away June 4, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at the home of his longtime companion, Rosalind Saxman. Waylan was born on Dec. 5, 1950, in Frederic, the son of the late Wilmer and Ruth Williams-Daeffler, of Waterloo, N.Y. He moved to Waterloo, N.Y., with his parents in 1961 and attended Waterloo Senior High and Alfred State College. He moved to the Syracuse area in the early 1970s and worked as a self-employed contractor. Waylan is survived by his sister, Dianne C. (Gail) Emerson of Waterloo; nephews, Robert J. (Rachel) Emerson of Mechanicsville, Va., and Michael Emerson of Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Haley J. (Robert Baldwin) Emerson-Tipton of Waterloo; great-nieces and nephews, Ashley Nevin, Austin Alexander, Ryann Emerson, Jordan E. Tipton, Dylan R. and Danielle Baldwin. Also survived by many relatives in Waterloo and Clyde, N.Y., and areas surrounding Frederic/Grantsburg, and his best pal, Tippy. A memorial service was held June 9 in East Syracuse, N.Y. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Waylan’s memory to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 or to the CNY SPCA 5878 E. Molloy R., Syracuse, NY 13211. Please share your condolences at The Delaney-Greabell-Adydan Funeral Home, Syracuse, N.Y., was entrusted with arrangements.

Ronald "Ron" Johnson, 69, Webster, passed away on June 4, 2012, at Spooner Health Systems Hospital. Ronald was born on Sept. 26, 1942, to Bernard "Bernie" and Violet Johnson in Siren. He graduated from Anoka, Minn. Ron was a locksmith in Minneosta for many years where he owned his own business. Ron bounced around Minnesota and Wisconsin before eventually settling in Burnett County. On Oct. 20, 1998, he married Barbara Helman in Siren. He loved being outdoors on the lakes, boating, waterskiing and going on fishing trips, as well as deer hunting with his family. Ron is preceded in death by his parents, son, Chris Johnson; and step-son, Chuck Hargett. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Rhonda Hilburn, Jodi (Tony) Payson, Kari (Ross) Wetterberg and Marlee Chyle; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandso; brothers, Eddie (Ann) Johnson, Lonnie (Arliss) Johnson and Frank "Kenny" Gatten; and sister, Connie (Chuck) Keith. Private family services will be held. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Gwendolyn “Gwen” A. Klotz, 71, a resident of Luck, died June 6, 2012, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Gwen was born on Feb. 21, 1941, in Kenosha, to proud parents Carleton and Bernice Karnes. She married Warren Klotz in Des Plaines, Ill., on July 1, 1961. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Dennis. She is survived by her loving husband, Warren; children, Randy (Rhoda), Cheryl (David) and Wendy (Scott); her grandchildren, Danny, Ashley, David Jr., Joshua, Derek, Jason and Megan; along with other relatives and friends. A private family service will be held. Online condolences can be made at Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church of Bone Lake, 997 280th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837 or Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry 400 S. Main, P.O. Box 554, Luck, WI 54853. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements. ADDITION: In an obituary for Garon “Gary” R. Sage, published in the June 6 Leader, the name of his sister Ella’s husband, Mark, was not included in the copy submitted to the Leader.

Thurs., June 21, 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat., June 22 & 23, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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OLD-TIME CHRISTIAN FAMILY TENT MEETINGS 3 miles west of Danbury on Hwy. 77. Speakers: Jack Eaton, Rescued Lives; Dave Kelley, Faith Family Ministries; Pastor Andy, Siren Assembly of God; lots of music. All are welcome.


Place: The Lodge in Siren, WI 24721 St. Rd. 35 N.

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Thank You To All The Sponsors Of The Kids N’ Sports Golf Fundraiser:

Major Sponsor: Larsen Auto, Frederic Hole Sponsors: The Beehive, Frederic Polk County Realty, Subway, Frederic Luck U.S. Bank, Frederic Daeffler’s Quality Bernick’s Pepsi, Meats, Frederic Dresser Grindell Law Office, North States Ind., Siren Frederic American Mortgage, Carquest, Frederic Luck Village of Frederic Frandsen Bank & Trust, Frederic Grocery Luck Store Rowe Funeral Home, Bean’s Country Frederic, Luck Griddle, Frederic Sponsors: Peper Tire, Luck Jensen Furniture, Luck Edina Realty, Frederic Mud Hut, Frederic Luck Hardware Frederic Hardware Insurance Service Deanne Moravitz, Agency, Luck Frederic Rose Garden, Frederic Bremer Bank, Frederic The Bottle Shop, Luck Skol Bar, Frederic The Beehive, Frederic Inter-County Leader, Great Northern Frederic Outdoors, Frederic Luck Golf Course Luck Lumber Special thanks to the Frederic Golf Course for making this event such a success! Thank you also to the high school students for helping with the event! 563136 43L

A friend of mine recently lost her husband to Alzheimer’s disease. Although he will be missed by his family and friends, they have the biblical assurance that he’s now living in heaven with his Lord. His life was a strong testimony of faith and of service. My friend’s husband used countless opportunities to show the love of Christ to people he met. He never hesitated to tell his friends, family, and even strangers that Jesus loved them and wanted them to have the same peace and joy he had in a life surrendered to God. This man went a step further in his attempt to spread the good news of salvation. Every year he made a list of people, a list which he called “The Ten Most Wanted” by God. He prayed for these 10 people. He befriended them, advised them in their problems, and helped them in any way he could. And he shared his faith with them. Through his Christ-like acts and his personal testimony, he drew them to a new faith in Christ. Every year he marked off the names on his list until, by year’s end, all 10 would be checked off. And then he made a new list for the next year. His method of evangelism showed me clearly that one does not have to be a preacher, evangelist, or missionary to reach thousands of souls. One at a time, people can hear the Gospel message—through our words and our actions. My friend’s husband believed that God would help him reach his Ten Most Wanted for Christ. His faith sustained him in that yearly task and it became his compelling mission—for he was acting not only in faith, but in love. “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead … show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:17-18) We need both faith and works to succeed in our Christian life, and the two must work in that order. Faith in God isn’t enough. We must share that faith with others through our good works. Conversely, our good works will not save us. They must come, rather, as a byproduct of our faith. Lord, we ask for a strong faith in your promises that will compel us to do the work which you have set before us. Whether we offer a meal, a prayer, or a hug, help us to do it with the love of Christ. Thank you for the inspiring examples of faith and love such as that exhibited by my friend’s husband. In Jesus’ name, amen. w w w. t h e - l e a d e r. n e t


Saturday, June 16, 8 - 10:30 a.m.

LL F R E EWIIN GCLAM FALLS LUTHERAN CHURCH R 3376 65th St., Clam Falls, WI OFFE Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk & juice. Proceeds to benefit our TFC (Transport For Christ) program. Providing transportation to those in need.

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Husand’s texting with female colleagues concerns wife Q: My husband works with a lot of women. I’m OK with this, but I don’t like the fact that he texts them all the time, even in the evening. When I asked him about it, he said that I was being paranoid and that it is just part of his work. What do you think? Juli: Most likely, your husband’s texting is innocent and work-related. However, I think it is legitimate to be concerned for a few reasons. First of all, most affairs begin with innocent communication between friends or co-workers. People don’t set out to get entangled in an inappropriate relationship. They just evolve into that over time as sharing becomes more comfortable. For that reason, it is wise to keep clear boundaries and accountability with opposite-gender co-workers. Secondly, texting is a very private and impulsive form of communication. It is much easier to text something that crosses a line than to make that same comment in front of other people at work. Texting histories are easily erased, eliminating the accountability of e-mail, for example. Ask your husband if he would be will-

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Focus on the Family

Juli Slattery

ing to communicate with co-workers only during work hours or through email, simply as a safeguard for your marriage. He is likely to hear these concerns as an accusation that you don’t trust him. It is important for him to know that you are not accusing him of anything, but just guarding your marriage against even the possibility of a temptation in the future. ••• Q: My stepdaughter resists my attempts at friendship, to the point that she sometimes screams, “You’re not my dad!” I know having a blended family is tough, but I really want to make it work. What can I do? Jim: You’re absolutely right — having a blended family can be incredibly hard because of the unique challenges they face. It’s difficult to comment without knowing specifics, but there are many reasons a child might react strongly to a new parent. Focus on the Family’s counseling team, which deals with this issue frequently,

suggests that the problem might be rooted in unspoken signals emanating from your relationship with your new spouse. If the biological parent fails to give the stepparent an explicit endorsement of authority, the child may feel that she has no reason to recognize the stepparent as a full-fledged guardian with all the rights and responsibilities of parenthood. If that’s the case in your situation, your wife needs to take the initiative by setting the ground rules for your stepdaughter and affirming your authority. On the other hand, it’s easy for an enthusiastic stepdad to come on too strong in expressing his excitement about the new family. This can be confusing – even threatening – to a child. When that happens, the stepparent needs to step back and let the relationship develop at the child’s pace. In other words, find ways to operate at your stepdaughter’s comfort level. When you sense bitterness or resentment, don’t force the issue. Just make it clear that you’re ready to listen when she decides to express her emotions in a respectful manner. If the hurtful words persist, it may be time to seek help from an objective third party. Contact Focus on the Family for a referral to a licensed counselor in your area. Being a stepparent takes patience, determination and lots of love. If you’re

on with joy. Music will be provided by Mackenzie Koelz, a recent Webster High School graduate; and Leona Cummings, Frederic, will bring a special feature “America – the Good Old Days.” Please join them for this evening of Christian fellowship and encouragement. Make your reservation by calling Jane at 715-566-0081. After 5 is a Christian Women’s Fellowship group that meets on the third Monday of each month April through November. It is affiliated with Stonecroft

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St. Luke's hosting Family Days Café

Webster/Siren Area Christian Women's Club After 5 to meet WEBSTER All ladies are cordially invited to the Monday, June 18, meeting with the theme Salute to America. This month the Webster/Siren Area Christian Women’s Club will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Webster at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 inclusive, and the meal will be catered by Emily’s Restaurant. Guest speaker is Barb Malone from Escanaba, Mich., an upbeat speaker who will talk about moving

persistent, your efforts will eventually bear fruit. For more help in this area, we recommend that you seek out Ron Deal’s excellent book “The Smart Stepfamily,” Bethany House Publishers, 2002. It contains a wealth of practical advice for parents in your situation. ••• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2012 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

FREDERIC – St. Luke United Methodist Church is once again hosting their Family Days Café on Friday, June 15, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. It is a long-standing tradition in the church. It used to be called Sidewalk Café because it was held on the sidewalk in front of the old hospital in town. After the addition to the church many years ago, it was moved to the church’s new dining room to give people a place to sit and relax while they eat. The menu includes sloppy joes, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pie and beverage. Mary Young is in charge again this year,

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

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


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


Corey T. Arnold, Agent Frederic, Wis. Phone 715-327-8076

BEAN’S COUNTRY GRIDDLE Hwys. 35 & 48 Downtown Frederic Phone 715-327-5513


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CARLSON-ROWE FUNERAL HOME Frederic, Wis. 715-327-4475

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

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

Feed Mill - Grain Dept. Cushing, Wis. 715-648-5215

WILD RIVER FLAGS Jerry & Pat Willits 2815 285th Ave. Sterling Township St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-488-2729

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

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


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



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




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



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


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


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


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


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


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


2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Web site: Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Melissa Carmack Sun. Wor. 9 a.m., Wed. Wor. 7 p.m.


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

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




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

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


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

Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Traditional Service 10 a.m.; Outdoor Serv. 6/24, 7/29 & 8/26, 10 a.m.


Pastor Mary Ann Bowman, 5 mi. E. of Luck on Hwy. 48, 1/2 mi. S. on I; Office - 715-472-2535 Pastor - 715-472-8153, 8:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791 Pastor Bill Schroeder Sat. Worship 7 p.m.; Sun. Worship 9 a.m.


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


Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-472-8424; 510 Foster Ave. E.; Office 715-472-2605; (June- Aug.) Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. Mon. Wor. 6:30 p.m.


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





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



Pastor Carolyn Saunders, 715-463-2624 Worship - 9 a.m.; Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Cindy Glocke, Pastor, 715-866-8646 Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.


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

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


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

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

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


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


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


Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sunday Worship 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


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

ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS ) Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sunday Worship 8 & 10 a.m.; Thursday Worship 7 p.m. Communion - 1st & Last Sunday


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


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




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


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



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


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


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


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


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



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

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



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


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



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


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

10 mi. W. of Cumberland on Hwy. 48 (McKinley) - Pastor Neal Weltzin GT Office 715-857-5580, Parsonage 715-8223001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st Sunday


Tom Cook, Pastor Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available) 290 W. Government Street, 715-294-4436 Reverend Dr. Rolland Robinson Sunday Service - 10 a.m. with nursery Sunday School - Sept. - May at 10 a.m.


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pastor Doug McConnell Youth Pastor Chris Radtke At Grantsburg High School, 715-463-5794 Sun. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m.


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




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



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




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


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




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




523 1st St., Clayton, 715-948-2493 Fr. Christopher Wojcik, Pastor Saturday Vespers - 5 p.m.; Sunday Liturgy - 9:30 a.m.

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



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


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




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



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


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

Pastor Steve Ward Sunday School - (all ages) - 9:30 a.m. Church Serv. - 10:45 a.m. Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m.


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


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

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


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


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

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



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

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




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

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

716 S. Robert St., Grantsburg, 715-463-5699 Sr. Pastor Brad Moore David Ahlquist, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m.

1289 160th St. (Hwy. 65), St. Croix Falls, 715-483-5378 Senior Pastors Paul and Sonja Hanson Sunday Adult Bible Class 9 a.m. Worship and Children’s Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.


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chased in order to participate in the hunt. Freeway Jam will perform at the Saturday night coronation street dance following the pageant. The Frederic alumni band will perform at the park on Sunday, June 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and Entertainment Express will provide music from 6 to 7 p.m. at the park, prior to the talent show. A variety of events round out the weekend including a kids fishing contest, pony rides at east Coon Lake, an art medley display at the Frederic Arts Center and strawberry shortcake at the depot, a slow-pitch softball tournament, a pork roast fundraiser at the fire hall, chicken barbecue dinner at the park, a petting zoo and more. Seven young women will vie for the title of Miss Frederic on Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Frederic Elementary

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School on Birch Street. This year’s opening number will be a dance to the music from the original “Mission Impossible” TV series. Candidates vying for the title of Miss Frederic on Saturday evening at the Birch Street school will be Kendra Mossey, Julia Owens, Natashia Bailey, Larissa Houtari, Katelyn Douglas, Christa White and Kourtni Douglas. Mistress of ceremonies for the evening will be Sara Stevens, former Miss Frederic. – submitted

RIGHT: Miss Frederic April Halverson and her court will crown their successors at the Miss Frederic pageant on Saturday evening, June 16, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Birch Street school. - Special photo

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Grantsburg Legion Post 185 hosts District 12 Spring Conference

Legion Post and Unit members listened to the conference’s keynote speaker, state Legion Department Commander Denise H. Rohan, who thanked the members for their service. “You are changing lives with the simple acts of kindness you do every day,” Rohan told the group. “And when you wear your Legion hats, you show your pride as a member of the largest veterans organization. District 12 Third Vice Commander Bob Franzen, of Bruce, and American Legion Government Testing Chairman Robert Foley, from the Loretta Post 394, listened to speakers at the District 12 Spring Conference in Grantsburg on Saturday, June 2.

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State Legion Department Commander Denise H. Rohan was the keynote speaker at the 12th District Spring Conference in Grantsburg on June 2. Rohan is the first woman to hold the office of state Legion Commander in Wisconsin.

Area Legion Posts and Units were well-represented at the 12 District Spring Conference held in Grantsburg on June 2.


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• Diabetes support group at the medical center, 6-8 p.m., 715-483-0431. • “Man of La Mancha” at Festival Theatre. 2 & 7:30 p.m., 715-483-3387, • Children’s author Marybeth Lorbiecki at the elementary school, 8:30 a.m., 715-483-1777.

• Cemetery of the Innocents at St. Dominic’s.

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


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• Bake/garage sale at North Valley Lutheran Church. Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-noon.

• Indianhead Chapter NARFE meets at Village Pizzeria, noon. RSVP by June 10, 715-327-8658.


• Friends of the Library meeting, 6:30 p.m., 715-8252313.


• Trash & treasure sale at Lakeside Community Lutheran Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

FRI. & SAT./15 & 16



• Book/bake sale at the library. Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Yellow River Echoes at the Fort. Wild rice breakfast Sun., 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 715-866-8890,




• Fishermen’s Party, food, games, music. Sat. dance, Sun. parade.

• Family Days, Fri. variety show, Sat. dance, games, food, Sun. parade.

FRIDAY/15 Alpha

• Trinity Lutheran Church’s brat sale at Burnett Dairy, 10 a.m., 715-488-2932. Proceeds go toward Grantsburg food shelf.


• Dinner at the Fort fundraiser at Forts Folle Avoine, RSVP by June 3. 5:30 p.m. wine tasting, 6:30 meal.

A western swallowtail butterfly lands on orange hawkweed in rural Luck. - Photo by Sherman Lillie • Drop-off day for Lions and Lioness yard sale donations, 9 a.m.-noon, 715-349-2400.

St. Croix Falls

• Neil McKenzie Youth Fishing Derby on Deer Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., RSVP by May 31, 715-646-2060.



• St. Luke’s cafe, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.



• Music by Two by Four at Skonewood Christian Retreat Center, 6:30 p.m.

• Women’s Club Art and Craft Fair at North Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Tractor show at The Cabin Coffee Shop.Com, 8 a.m.2 p.m., 715-248-3762.

• Photography class at the Fort, 1-3 p.m., 715-866-8890,


Clam Falls

Danbury Frederic

• Chicken BBQ fundraiser at the park, 11 a.m.-gone.


• Pancake breakfast at the Lutheran church, 8-10:30 a.m.


• Pork roast fundraiser at the fire hall, 2-8 p.m. • Strawberry shortcake at the depot, 10 a.m.-?. • Kids fishing contest at Coon Lake, 9:30 a.m.


• Dairy breakfast at the Melco Farm on CTH O, 6 a.m.noon.

• Luncheon benefit for Kathy Marek at the Bon Ton, noon-4 p.m., 715-491-5427.

St. Croix Falls

Shell Lake Siren

• Arts Alive on 35 event at BAAG Art Center, 10 a.m.4 p.m.


• Friends of the Library book sale. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-2 p.m., 715-825-2313.

• Sjoland Lodge 5-635, Sons of Norway will meet at the Ted Zinn residence, 6:30 p.m., 715-268-2890.

• Steam & gas engines, model airplanes, tractor pull at Hungry Hollow show grounds,, 715-234-8423.


Clam Falls

• Coffee hour at Clam Falls Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.


• 6-week Burnett & Polk Grief Support Group at the medical center, 5-6:30 p.m., 715-635-9077. • Grantsburg Christian Women meet at the senior center, 9 a.m. RSVP at 715-689-2988.



• The Compassionate Friends Chapter of the Northwoods meets at Milltown Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., 715553-1152,

• Bake sale at United Pioneer Home, 8 a.m.-noon.

• Music at the pavilion, 3-6 p.m.

Balsam Lake

• Polk County free legal clinic at the justice center, 715684-4545. • Polk County Master Gardeners will meet at justice center to carpool to Balsam Path Nursery for guided tour, all

St. Croix Falls

• Tish Hinojosa concert, 8 p.m., at Festival Theatre, 715483-3387,

SAT. & SUN./23 & 24

• Ruby’s Pantry at the bus garage. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Distribution noon-1 p.m.,, 715472-2535. • Music by Night Owl in Triangle Park, 6:30 p.m.



• Carrie Classon reads at Cafe Wren, 7:30 p.m.


• Webster/Siren Area Christian Women’s Club After 5 meets at Grace Methodist, 6:30 p.m. RSVP 715-566-0081.

• “Big River Radio Wave” at Festival Theatre, 2 & 4 p.m., 715-483-3387, • Father’s Day breakfast at the American Legion, 8 a.m.noon.


• Burnett County Humane Society fundraiser at Clover Meadow Winery, noon-5 p.m., 715-866-4096.

welcome, 6 p.m., 715-268-8786 or 715-268-2926. • Polk County Sportsmen’s Club to meet at the American Legion hall, 7 p.m.




• Burnett County Democrats meeting at Whitetail Wilderness Resort. Dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7-9 p.m.

Photo opportunity June 23 on the Namekagon Barrens by Abby Ingalls Leader intern writer BURNETT COUNTY - On Saturday, June 23, photography meets wildlife. The Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area will be hosting a photography workshop with instructor Dale Bohlke. For the past 17 years, Bohlke has been an attentive nature photographer while actively organizing and presenting at the annual Crex Meadows photo weekend. Some of his work has been published in the Minnesota Weather Guide, and fine art nature prints have received awards at juried regional art shows. The one-day workshop is for any photographer interested in a hands-on experience while being immersed in the outdoors. Photographers will explore the details of nature photography


Rice Lake

St. Croix Falls

• “Man of La Mancha” at Festival Theatre. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., 715-483-3387,

SATURDAY/23 Balsam Lake

• Ski show at Paradise Landing, 7 p.m. • Gospel music and church lady pie raffle at Georgetown Lutheran Church, 4-8 p.m.

Clam Falls

• Community potluck picnic, corner of Cherry & Washington, 4 p.m.


• 5K run/walk fundraiser at Peace Lutheran Church. Registration 8 a.m., run 9 a.m.,


• Gospel music and pie raffle at Georgetown Lutheran Church, 4-8 p.m.


• Wildflower tour at Crex Education Center, 10 a.m.-


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

Divorce care support group at Apple River Community Church, 715-268-8360, 715-268-2176.

Every Monday

Indianhead Barbershop Chorus meets at the Balsam Lake old courthouse, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-9202. Baby and Me class - Amery Medical Center, 1-2 p.m. Grief Share support group at Centennial Hall, Amery, 715-268-2176 or 715-268-8360. Moms In Touch International, First Baptist, Amery, 2 - 3 p.m., 715-268-5408,

Partners of Veterans women’s support group, Counseling Associates, Siren, 1-2:30 p.m., 715-349-8575. Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday

Wildwood lilies. - Photos by Dale Bohlke

A Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly enjoys the sun.

and macro photo techniques, while learning more about how to get the most from your camera. The day will start off with an indoor class and discussion on photography fundamentals, and then move to the outdoors where participants will learn handson how to apply those principles. The photography workshop takes place at the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area, which is a 5,050-acre property located in the northeast corner of Burnett County. This area contains various species of plants, animals and insects, some that are unique to NBWA habitat. Photographers who are interested in attending the workshop should visit the FNBWA Web site for more details at

Bingo - Burnett County Moose Lodge, Siren, 6 p.m. Survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault support group, Polk Co., 800-261-7233, 6-7:30 p.m. Anger management group at Amery Regional Medical Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 715-268-4094.

Every Wednesday

Women of Hope, cancer support group, at SCRMC, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 715-483-0431. Free playtime with your toddler at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church,10-11:30 a.m., 715-557-0630.

Every Thursday

Breastfeeding support group at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, 2-3:30 p.m., 715-483-0431.

Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Every Saturday

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

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