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WED., JUNE 5, 2013 • VOLUME 80 • NO. 42 • 2 SECTIONS

Palmer Library: Preserving history at the Forts CURRENTS FEATURE

Know your signs of spring Page 24


Pirates punch ticket to final four SPORTS • Inside this section



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Balancing act

Joseph Kessen, convicted sex offender, gets sentenced to 35 years by Polk County judge PAGE 3



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Burnett County awards project


$2 million-plus communications project awarded to Iowa’s Racom Corp. PAGE 4

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UPFRONT SIREN - A grievance hearing for two Burnett County sheriff’s deputies who ZHUHĂ€UHGODVWVXPPHU for allegedly covHULQJXSDIHOORZRIĂ€FHU¡VLQYROYHPHQWLQ alleged domestic abuse will begin Monday, June 10, at the county government center and is expected to run for three days. Travis Thiex and Thad Osborne were terminated in August of 2012. The hearing, before an independent hearing judge, will be closed to the public. - Gary King ••• STATEWIDE - June is a dangerous PRQWK RQ :LVFRQVLQ KLJKZD\V EHFDXVH RI LQFUHDVHG GHHU DFWLYLW\ PRWRUF\FOLVWV DUH SDUWLFXODUO\ DW ULVN WKLV WLPH RI WKH year. Most motorists are aware of the increased risk of vehicle-deer collisions during the fall mating season. But Maj. Sandra Huxtable, of the Wisconsin State Patrol, says the month of June is almost as dangerous. “June runs second to the fall because the does are separating from last year’s fawns, and the does are a little bit more active because they’re also fawning. Huxtable says you need to be particularly vigilant at the peak activity times of dawn and dusk. And she says if you see one deer cross the highway, don’t think the danger is past. “Generally, when you see one deer, you need to be slowing way down, because they don’t run just by themselves. Last year, Wisconsin recorded four fatalities as a result of motorcycle-deer crashes.â€? - with information from Wisconsin Public Radio/Glen Moberg


Big gun comes to town Grantsburg Legion brings Howitzer from Alabama for local static display

“Jim Halvorson was the post’s adjutant at that time and has coordinated the recent effort to get approval from the Army for a static display of the howitzer at the post,â€? added Curtin. Curtin explained all military equipment VXFK DV FHUHPRQLDO ULĂ HV DQG WKH +RZLW]HU by Priscilla Bauer are leased/loaned to posts, museums or inLeader staff writer GRANTSBURG – A group of Legion mem- dividual parties. “All the equipment is subject to recall at bers gathered outside the Grantsburg Legion any time,â€? noted Curtin. “We have to conHall on Saturday, May 22, anxiously anticiduct regularly scheduled inventories and pating the arrival of the M102 105 howitzer report the status to the Army Military Loan recently leased by Post 185. Program.â€? According to the post’s chaplain Tim CurLater that day, cheers went out when LeWLQWKHSURMHFWWRVHFXUHWKHKRZLW]HUZDVĂ€UVW gion members Roger Hess and Josh Hayes started by Legion members Duane Valencour, Jeff Fallstrom and Gary Fender. “They were spotted coming down the street with thought the previous gun sold years earlier the secured howitzer riding stately on a 6HH%LJJXQSDJH should be replaced,â€? said Curtin.


Morris Hjelle Gladys A. Peterson Susan Jo Anderson Mary F. Delougherty Donald Lee Hotchkiss Sr. Douglas A. Peterson Howard Weston Palmer James Donald Martinsen Gladys Agnes (Krogh) Peterson Kathy Swartzell Charlotte Flygstad Mary Lou Fischer See Obits, pages 18-19

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Fifth season of Music in the Park kicks off June 6 at Crooked Lake Park

SIREN - Another summer season of Music in the 25 as Siren welcomes 3 Nice Girls and the Pink Ladies. 3DUNEHJLQVWKLV7KXUVGD\-XQHDWSPDW6LTo start Sirenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summerfest event on Aug. 1, The renâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crooked Lake Park band shell. Porch Dogs bring a mix of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and country music. 7KLV LV WKH Ă&#x20AC;IWK \HDU IRU WKLV FRQFHUW VHULHV +HOG Harmonic Balance is back on Aug. 8 with their vocal every Thursday evening from June 6 through Aug. quartet and music variety. Dixieland jazz music is on 22, old favorites are being welcomed back along with the agenda for Aug. 18 by the Bill Bittner Memorial two new group performances. Dixieland Band. And, Siren is happy to have Sonny Like the past few years, Intensive Care kicks off the Winberg again close their summer concert series on program with their rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll melodies followed by Aug. 22. the classical and pop music mix of the St. Croix Valley All concerts are free, and in case of inclement Orchestra on June 13. Returning after their initial 2012 weather the scheduled performances will be moved Siren debut is Tangled Web on June 20 performing WR WKH 6LUHQ 6FKRRO DXGLWRULXP /RFDO QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUAmericana and country music. For traditional Irish, ganizations provide refreshments to purchase each Irish folk, folk rock and more, come June 27 for the week, with all sales proceeds going to that organizaCattail String Band, a new entry to the Siren music tion as a fundraiser. The Siren/Webster Rotary Club, village of Siren, scene. Polk-Burnett ElecIn July, celebrate tric Cooperative, the holiday with a Siren Lions, Swanspecial July 4 consons on Crooked :D\QH*XVWDIVRQRI7UDGH/DNH0XWXDO,QVXUDQFH&RPSDQ\SUH cert at 8 p.m. by the Lake and the many VHQWHGWKHFRPSDQ\VVFKRODUVKLSWKLV\HDUWR,DQ/H[HQVRQ Siren Community other Siren area RI.DWK\DQG.\OH/H[HQRI)UHGHULF7KHVFKRODUVKLSZDVRPLW Band. On July 11, businesses support WHGIURPWKHOLVWRI)UHGHULFVFKRODUVKLSZLQQHUVSXEOLVKHGLQODVW Doug Crane and this program. ZHHNVLVVXHRIWKH/HDGHU:HDSRORJL]HIRUWKHRPLVVLRQ 3KRWR Al Parson will be playing an acoustic Sponsored by the E\%HFN\$PXQGVRQ music variety. ClarSiren Chamber of ion and Gregg Lane Commerce, all 2013 0272NLFNVRII)ULGD\ of Rex Cactus will Music in the Park present country, details can be found ST. CROIX FALLS - Now in its 14th season, a gem of the St. bluegrass, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and at or Croix River Valley, the celebrated free-to-the-public summer con- comedy on July 18. by calling 715-349cert series Music A cappella music in 8399/800-788-3164. On The Overlook barbershop style is - submitted kicks off Friday, scheduled for July 6LUHQV0XVLFLQWKH3DUNNLFNVRII-XQHDW&URRNHG/DNH6SHFLDOSKRWR June 7,with the area favorite and award-winning bluegrass band, The Roe Family Singers, from the Twin Cities. The Roe Family Singers are a goodtime, old-time 7KH5RH)DPLO\6LQJHUV Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, Minn. Led by wife and husband Kim Roe, Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/ Village Voice, and Quillan Roe, Accident Clearinghouse, the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock-and-roll urgency DQGLQĂ XHQFH0XVLFRQWKH2YHUORRNKDSSHQV)ULGD\VDW p.m. on the scenic Overlook Deck and amphitheater in downtown St. Croix Falls. The overlook is across the street from the KLVWRULF)HVWLYDO7KHDWUH)RRGYHQGLQJLVXVXDOO\UROOLQJE\ p.m. each date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Roe Family is a favorite here in the valley, whether at MOTO or at Franconia Sculpture Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerts (see or summer concert schedule),â&#x20AC;? says Music On The Overlook coordinator Woody McBride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bluegrass is hip family music and that is what we do best at MOTO, hip family fun, as you either get one or the other these days. We are huge Roe Family Singer fans out here.â&#x20AC;? More information at roefamilysingers. com and - from MOTO


Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark turns 100

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water tower on the hill FREDERIC - Join the Frederic Area Historical Society in celebrating the 100th birthday of Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic landmark, the north water tower, on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m., in North Tower Park. The historical society will be recognizing this sigQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWRFFDVLRQZLWKFDNHDQGUHIUHVKPHQWVDQGD brief program remembering 100 years of the tower overlooking Frederic and being remembered as a landmark by travelers driving through western Wisconsin. A limited number of postcards with historic pictures of the Frederic water tower during its 100-year stand will only be available at this special event. Plans are to feature a re-enactment of the famous photo of Al Brown standing on top of the tower. Bring your camera for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity to have your own image of this piece of Frederic history. Built by the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company, the 30,000-gallon tower was put into service in 1913 at a reported cost of $2,800. MSM was a company that made steel parts for everything from bridges to locomotives, and in 1929 merged with two other companies to form the Minneapolis Moline Power Implement Company that eventually was purchased by the White Farm Implement Company in 1963. It is reported that the Frederic Village Board voted in 1910 to purchase the water tower with proceeds IURPWKHVDOHRIWKHYLOODJHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHEXLOGLQJEXLOWRQ the corner of Oak Street and Polk Avenue in 1905, that became the Woolen Mill and eventually the Lakeside apartment building that is there today. Come and join the Frederic Area Historical Society and celebrate Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early years at this special event to kick off Frederic Family Days 2013. The

event and refreshments are free and the commemorative postcards will be available for a modest donation to the Historical Society. A rain date for the 100th birthday for the water tower will be Sunday, June 16, at 5 p.m. For more information call 715-327-4892 or 715-3274271 - from Frederic Area Historical Society



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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monstrousâ&#x20AC;? sex offender gets 35 years

%ULHĂ \ RURAL LUCK - The PolkBurnett Retired Educators cordially invite all retired educators and spouses, administrators and support staff to the June general meeting of the PBREA which will be held Thursday, June 13, at the Bone Lake Lutheran Church, located on CTH I, about one mile south of Hwy. 48. The group will PHHWDWDP QRWHWKHWLPH change), have a short business meeting, followed by a speaker, Sharon Jensen from Frederic. She will share her story of overcoming Ă HVKHDWLQJGLVHDVH$OXQFKZLOO follow to close out the day. Members are asked to call their contact person to let them know they will be attending or contact Clayton Jorgensen. - with submitted information from PBREA

Polk County Health Department receives recognition for high performance One of first in nation to receive national accreditation POLK COUNTY - Polk County Health Department announced Friday, May 31, that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tribal, state, local and territorial public health departments. Polk County Health Department is in the second cohort of health departments across the country recieving accreditation through PHAB, the independent organization that administers the national public health accreditation program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are pleased and excited to EHRQHRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKHDOWKGHSDUWments in the nation to achieve national standards that foster effectiveness and promote continuous quality improvement,â&#x20AC;? said Gretchen Sampson, director of Polk County Health Department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. With accreditation, Polk County Health Department is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected ofĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVDQGSDUWQHURUJDQL]DWLRQV with which we work.â&#x20AC;? The national accreditation program, jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets stan-


Joseph Kessen fondled 7-year-old relative

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Admitted child sex offender Joseph G. Kessen, 65, of rural Luck, is almost sure to die in prison after Polk County Circuit Court Judge Molly GaleWyrick went above and beyond even the county prosecutorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suggested sentence for his conviction of a 2012 sexual assault of a 7-year-old female relative. Kessen was sentenced in Polk County Court on May 4 after he pleaded guilty last year to second-degree sexual assault of a child and faced the potential of 40 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. His history of violent, sexual behavior and criminal activity culminated in the troubling sexual assault in May 2012, a crime that led Polk County District Attorney Dan Steffen to refer to him as one of the most frightening criminals heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever seen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly, he has no positive character traits,â&#x20AC;? Steffen said, shaking his head in disgust. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(He has) a combination of a violent history, with numerous incidences of sexual deviancy.â&#x20AC;? Steffen cited multiple arrests, convictions, failed treatments and numerous psychiatric evaluations that all pointed to Kessen being â&#x20AC;&#x153;essentially untreatable.â&#x20AC;? He noted the most recent mental health evaluation of Kessen as having the highest score he had ever seen, meaning he is almost sure to reoffend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly, judge, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen an evaluation like this since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become DA,â&#x20AC;? Steffen said as he quoted from several reports, evaluations and mental health reviews, one of which went back to a 1985 conviction for sexual assault of a preteen female, which occurred as he was dating a 16-year-old girl. Reading from the presentence investigation from that 1985 conviction, when Kessen was known as Joseph G. Korn, (he changed his name in November 1999, after that 1985 sexual assault conviction). Steffen noted that the psychiatrist said the â&#x20AC;&#x153;only question ... is the length of his prison sentence. Now, here we are, over 27 years later, dealing with the results of his (actions) on a young relative,â&#x20AC;? Steffen said, shaking his head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is an absolute necessity to protect the public.â&#x20AC;? Steffen then recommended a 30-year sentence, with eight years of incarceration and 22 years of extended supervision. He noted Kessenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numerous health issues, he entered the court wearing an elaborate hip and leg brace apparatus, and was only able to sit with the assistance of a jailer, and that he was not likely to live out the sentence. In fact, Kessen has been under

$3RON&RXQW\MDLOHUOHDGV-RVHSK.HVVHQIURPWKHFRXUWURRPIRUOLNHO\WKHODVWWLPHDVKHZLOOEHLQFDUFHUDWHGXQWLO DWOHDVW$SULO3KRWRE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ costly medical supervision since his arrest in May 2012, where he tried to commit suicide between when he was found fondling the child and when police arrived a short time later. Steffen also read a note from Kessenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adult daughter, who cited his lifetime of deviant behavior, refusal to complete treatment and ultimate criminal activity, as well as how he has forever harmed the family and all his relatives. The daughter wrote that she â&#x20AC;&#x153;hoped he lived twice as long, (knowing he) would never see his family again.â&#x20AC;? Steffen also cited the legal reference of the crime as a felony Class C, one of the most serious RIDOOFULPLQDOFODVVLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next to the loss of life, the state Legislature has decided to make (this type of sexual crime) the most serious in the state,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting Kessenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criminal record that included four separate sexual assault of a child convictions. In a rare twist, Kessenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s court appointed defense attorney, Stephen J. Dunlap, disputed nothing the prosecutor stated, and even went beyond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything Mr. Steffen mentioned is true,â&#x20AC;? Dunlap said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are serious, serious offenses. (Kessen) has done everything that we as a people, as a society, despise. There certainly is a need to protect the public.â&#x20AC;? Dunlap said the only redeeming factor for the judge to consider was that Kessen did not force a trial and make the young victim testify against him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As disgusted with himself as he was, he attempted to take his own life. He made other attempts after that, also obviously unsuccessful,â&#x20AC;? Dunlap said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now he has to live with what

he did for the rest of his life.â&#x20AC;? Dunlap called Steffenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation for sentencing â&#x20AC;&#x153;fair,â&#x20AC;? and said his client had no expectation to outlive his sentence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever get out of prison,â&#x20AC;? Dunlap added. 2SSRVLWHRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPH.HVsen sat in GaleWyrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courtroom just over a year ago, facing the charge, Kessen had fallen asleep at his table. This time, he was wide awake and even spoke to the charge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have no excuse for what I did,â&#x20AC;? Kessen said bluntly. Then GaleWyrick let loose, citing his violent past history, multiple convictions in 10 different Wisconsin counties, almost complete lack of work history and seemingly constant blaming of others for his sexual assaults and violence, going back to his youth. She cited a previous rape conviction of a 6-1/2-year-old girl, as well as numerous other convictions for a variety of violent crimes. GaleWyrick said he was not a victim of mental health or substance abuse issue, but that he was something different completely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not alcoholism. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s you,â&#x20AC;? she said as quoted from numerous psychological reports, some of which went back over 30 years, with his multiple failures to follow through with treatment at every turn, noting that in one instance, he refused to attend court-ordered mental health treatment, while he was incarcerated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What better activities did you have to do in prison?â&#x20AC;? she asked, calling his history of violence, criminal activity, sexual convictions and more â&#x20AC;&#x153;almost incomprehensible.â&#x20AC;? Kessen then chimed in, telling the judge that he â&#x20AC;&#x153;wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be

surprised if you gave me life in prison,â&#x20AC;? he said. GaleWyrick continued, noting a need, an obligation, even, to protect the public and young children from his actions, and that his unwillingness to accept responsibility or treatment for his actions, as well as his history, JRLQJEDFNWRFODVVLĂ&#x20AC;HGMXYHQLOH actions, even, were hard to describe. The judge then said that she â&#x20AC;&#x153;canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even begin to count the number of victims,â&#x20AC;? stating that for all the convictions, prison time and charges, there were â&#x20AC;&#x153;likely to be untold other, unknown victims along the way.â&#x20AC;? Taking a deep breath, GaleWyrick looked him in the eye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your acts are monstrous,â&#x20AC;? she said as she announced the sentence, going beyond the prosecutorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation, sentencing him to a near maximum 35 years, 25 of them incarcerated, and the remaining decade of extended supervision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This (sentence) wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be any comfort to your family or (the victim),â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That child will need years and years of therapy.â&#x20AC;? .HVVHQKDGQRĂ&#x20AC;QDOFRPPHQW and was led out of the courtroom by the jailer for the last time, where he will be incarcerated in a state prison until at least April 2037, when he will be 89 years old.


District continues work on contracts for next school year by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Though the June 3 Grantsburg School Board meeting was short, board members addressed several still unresolved issues for the 2013-14 school year. On the agenda was a report from the board transportation committee Chair Russ Erickson on preliminary contract talks with school bus drivers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off to a good start,â&#x20AC;? said Erickson of the negotiations. The board also approved one teaching

FRQWUDFWIRU5XVV+DPPHUZKRZLOOĂ&#x20AC;OO the vacancy in secondary math due to the retirement of seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher Steve Johnson. Superintendent Joni Burgin requested the agenda item for consideration to approve a teaching contract for a sixth-grade teacher be removed, as there was no candidate to present to the board as previously thought. Burgin reported positions DOVR UHPDLQLQJ XQĂ&#x20AC;OOHG DUH IRU D WKLUG grade teacher and a 60-percent physical education teacher. The board met in closed session, reconvening to approve a contract offer created

for the school psychologist/special education director. Burgin asked which board members would be attending interviews for the middle school principal being held on June 6. The last day for students will be June 6. Graduation for the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online school, iForward will be held in Madison on June 15. Summer school will be held June 10July 9. A retirement brunch will be held for several teachers leaving the district, Ron Nevin, tech ed; Grachia Solie, seventh-

and eighth-grade social studies; Steve Johnson, seventh- and eighth-grade math; Darlene Marczak, second grade; and Wendy Hall, middle school counselor.

,QRWKHUERDUGEXVLQHVV The board approved an all-school fund account for special education students at Grantsburg Elementary. A fund was required for the management of donations JLYHQVXFKDVRQHJLYHQIRUVWXGHQWĂ&#x20AC;HOG trips and equipment from the annual Pinko Jam music fest.


County awards $2 million-plus communications project

by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer BURNETT COUNTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Years of consulting work, committee meetings, extension Ă&#x20AC;OLQJVDQGUHTXHVWVIRUSURSRVDOVERLOHG down to two contenders for the $2 million to $2.5 million communications project voted on by the Burnett Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Supervisors on Thursday, May 30. %RWK Ă&#x20AC;QDO ELGGHUV 5DFRP &RUS DQG DSC Communications (representing Motorola), were on hand to answer questions EHIRUHDĂ&#x20AC;QDOYRWHZDVWDNHQ 2IĂ&#x20AC;FLDOO\FDOOHGWKH/DQG0RELOH5DGLR Project, the effort was prompted by federal mandates to upgrade all public safety communications to narrowband by Jan. 1, 2013. Burnett Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s process has been delayed and detoured over the years, most recently because of an effort to coincide upgrades with possible changes to the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 911 call center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which involved a lengthy process of considering remodeling, relocation, or merging services with another county. The county ZDV IRUFHG WR Ă&#x20AC;OH IRU DQ H[WHQVLRQ XQWLO Jan. 1, 2014, while it researched all options. No further extensions are available, regardless of circumstance. Consultants G.J. Therkelsen and Associates were hired to guide the county through the process of designing the sysWHP DV ZHOO DV Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJ VXSSOLHUV WR GHploy and support it. The system, itself, is a network of handheld radios, mobile radios, dispatch equipment, radio repeaters and communications towers. Requests for proposals were issued in February, and there were so many legal questions that the consultant had to extend the question-and-answer period. There were few technical questions; the VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;F JRDOV IRU WKH V\VWHP ZHUH YHU\ clear. For example, to date, Burnett

%XUQHWW&RXQW\VXSHUYLVRUVKHDUGILQDOUHFRPPHQGDWLRQVRQWKHPLOOLRQSOXVFRPPXQLFD WLRQVSURMHFWEHIRUHWDNLQJDYRWHWRDZDUGWKHSURMHFW6KRZQ /WR5 DUH0LNH0LOOHUSUHVLGHQW RI5DFRP&RUSFRQVXOWDQW*DU\7KHUNHOVHQDQG%HQ&URZVRQDFFRXQWPDQDJHUIRU'6&&RP PXQLFDWLRQVLQ6XSHULRU3KRWRVE\-HDQ.RHO] Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s system has had limited coverage, about 40 percent, according to one estimate. So, one goal was for the new system to achieve 95-percent coverage. Three proposals were submitted, but one was eliminated due to higher costs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Racom and Motorola are both in the same ballpark,â&#x20AC;? Gary Therkelsen said, as KHPDGHKLVUHFRPPHQGDWLRQĂ&#x20AC;UVWWRWKH admin and ad hoc committees, then to the county board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The systems are essentially equal; both are reputable companies.â&#x20AC;? Ultimately, Therkelsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation came down to Racom because the price is slightly lower and the bid conformed to the rules and specs as outlined in the request. Therkelsen took exception to the fact that Motorola included discounts and incentives in its proposal ZKHQLWZDVVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\DVNHGQRWWRWKH county wanted the best price without being subject to possible penalties for un-

foreseen delays or changes to the project. The subject of incentives and discounts prompted some debate at the supervisors meeting. Mike Miller, president of Racom, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The offering of discounts is commonplace in the industry, but, frankly, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the oldest trick in the book; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why your consultant doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow them. They were protecting you.â&#x20AC;? Supervisor Gene McLain argued that even without the discounts, the Motorola bid was still competitive and said that the fact that neighboring counties use Motorola equipment should be considered from a compatibility standpoint. Therkelsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineer, Len Koehnen, assured the board that there would be no compatibility issues (at least not this side of the Minnesota border). Ben Crowson, from Motorolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service provider DSC Communications, argued from another standpoint, hinting that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premature to award a contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was

a request for proposal, not a bid. It was written like a bid, which created a lot of confusion. There is still room in the process to negotiate costs.â&#x20AC;? Crowson also reminded the board that his company has been the service provider to Burnett County for over 12 years. However, with a project time line of 180 days and a federally enforced deadline of Dec. 31 of this year, there was no time to delay action. The supervisors voted overwhelmingly to trust the advice of the consultants and hire Racom; only supervisors Awe, Bickford and McLain voted against. Meanwhile, the county is still working out technical and legal details that PD\DIIHFWWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOFRVW7KHUNHOVHQH[plained that he just received a report that the Rooney Lake tower may not support the weight of the new equipment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The equipment puts this 320-foot tower at the failure point.â&#x20AC;? Additionally, the county is still working out a legal dispute with the new owners of the tower in Webb Lake. ATC purchased the tower from AT&T, which received a conditional use permit with the stipulation of a token user fee for the county. ATC now wants to charge WKHFRXQW\VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWO\PRUH7KHFRXQW\ claims that the rental terms survive a change of tower ownership. Therkelsen used these unknowns to drive home the point that, depending on proposed discounts from suppliers, it puts the county at risk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncertainty here,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and uncertainty can be real challenging when it comes to paying the bills.â&#x20AC;? However, it appears WKDWWKHSURMHFWZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\PRYHIRUZDUG

Burnett County finds more money for recreation staffing by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer BURNETT COUNTY - At the May 30 administration committee meeting, county supervisors voted to provide up to an additional $10,000 to fund adequate VWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJOHYHOVIRUWKHIRUHVWU\UHFUHDWLRQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUSURJUDP County Administrator Candace Fitzgerald explained to the committee that since WKH SDUN DQG UHFUHDWLRQV RIĂ&#x20AC;FHU ZDV UHassigned to patrol, the county hired two temporary workers at $12/hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already depleted $11,000 of the original $15,000 budgeted, and summer hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even started,â&#x20AC;? Fitzgerald illustrated by doing some quick math, â&#x20AC;&#x153;whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left provides for very minimal

coverage.â&#x20AC;? Then she added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be any money left for ATV trail coverage.â&#x20AC;? Speaking on behalf of the natural resources committee, Fitzgerald posed the question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you want to deal with this now or deal with this later?â&#x20AC;? Everyone agreed that it was in the FRXQW\¡V EHVW LQWHUHVW WR PDLQWDLQ VXIĂ&#x20AC;cient patrol of the lakes, parks and trails as the busy tourism season is just beginning. Fortunately, the county maintains a contingency workforce fund for this type of situation, and there is money available to transfer into the forestry/recreation VWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJEXGJHW In a subsequent interview, Officer Ryan Bybee explained that the additional money would be used to add a second

WHPSRUDU\RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUWRKHOSSDWUROWKH$79 trails. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have hundreds of miles of trails,â&#x20AC;? Bybee said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the largest system of trails and routes this close to the Twin Cities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more popular than snowmobiling because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not snow-dependent.â&#x20AC;? Bybee attributed the growing popularity of ATV activity in the county to the beautiful scenery and the weekly grooming of trails, among other things. ´2XU RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV XVH D EXGG\ V\VWHP WR patrol the trails - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only safe way,â&#x20AC;? Bybee explained about the need for manhours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But on a good day, we can cover 100 miles of trail.â&#x20AC;? The mission of forestry and recreation RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVLVDV%\EHHSXWLW´VDIHW\DQGHGXFDWLRQĂ&#x20AC;UVWÂľ7KHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVDUHQHHGHGWR

educate riders about how Wisconsin laws might differ from Minnesota laws, check to make sure that riders have proper licenses and passes to ride on the trails, protect privately owned property near the trails, and enforce speed and child helmet laws. The money wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t originally budgeted because the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department has been making heavier use of part-time and temporary employees due to being short-staffed since last fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone thought weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be back to full strength by now,â&#x20AC;? Bybee said. The current staff shortages are primarily due to discipline issues within the department dating back to last year that have yet to be resolved.

Luck interviews for high school principal Long-term teachers submit retirement resignations

by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The selection process is under way for the position of middle/high school principal at Luck, with eight candidates out of 42 applicants being interviewed this week. An interview team consisting of administrative and teaching staff, a board member, and student and community representatives interviewed four candidates Tuesday, May 28, and four on Wednesday, May 29. This group has recommended three candidates for interviews by the full school board of education, which will take place Thursday, June 6. Board clerk LeRoy Buck said it is likely that at its regular June meeting the board will vote to offer the position. A 210-day contract will be offered, to begin in August and will include duties of transportation director. Current high school Principal Mark Gobler, principal for the past 14 years as well as athletic director, is retiring effective June 30. Last month, the board voted to hire sixth-grade teacher Toby Carley as athletic director. Ten retirements have been approved over the past months, including six teach-

Other business ers who have been with the district beâ&#x20AC;˘ Tony Aguado was hired as the junior Â&#x2021;7KHERDUGJDYHĂ&#x20AC;QDODSSURYDOWRWKH high baseball coach. tween 19 and 36 years. At the April 22 meeting of the board, new grade weighting policy, which gives â&#x20AC;˘ Luck High School junior Alicia Sund the retirements of high school history different â&#x20AC;&#x153;weightâ&#x20AC;? to classes of differing PDGHKHUĂ&#x20AC;UVWDSSHDUDQFHDVWKHQHZVWXdent representative to the board. teacher Gwynne Wisse, a 19-year veteran GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW\ at Luck, and head of maintenance Roger Nelson were accepted. Nelson started with the district as bus driver in 1982 and has been head of maintenance since 2001. His July 1 retirement was bumped to Aug. 31 to provide consistency through this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s referendum projects. At a special May 8 meeting of the ST. CROIX FALLS - St. Croix Regional board, retirement resignations were acMedical Center is pleased to announce cepted from third-grade teacher Nancy that Michael Buchite, local businessman Beduhn, fourth-grade teacher Sue Waland mayor of Taylors Falls, Minn., is the lin, fourth-grade teacher Susan Gregorash newest member of its governing board, DQGĂ&#x20AC;UVWJUDGHWHDFKHU0DJJLH3HWHUVHQ replacing outgoing Trustee Carla Goetz. Beduhn has been with the district for 24 Buchite will serve as a community atyears, Wallin for 25 years, and Gregorash large trustee member. He is familiar with and Petersen both for 34 years. WKHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHVDQGRSHUDWLRQVRIWKHPHGLAt the May 23 meeting, the board acFDOFHQWHUDVKHKDVVHUYHGRQWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFH cepted the retirement resignation of sevcommittee of SCRMC since April of 2009. enth- and eighth-grade English teacher A local insurance agent since 1991, BuBeth Petersen, after 36 years with Luck chite has degrees in electrical engineerSchool District. LQJ DQG Ă&#x20AC;QDQFH +H VHUYHG RQ 7D\ORUV Other retirements are Gobler and disFalls Planning Commission for three trict Administrator Rick Palmer, who will years and was chair. He is in his sixth be with the district through September. term serving as the mayor of Taylors Also accepted May 23 was the resignation Falls. Other civic work includes being acof high school math teacher Josh Hetfeld, tive on the church council for three years. who has been hired as high school princiâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted pal at Webster.

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Dresser board considers water meters, audit

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by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer DRESSER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Dresser Village Board is running out of their old-style water meters and needs to make a decision on eventual replacements, as well as complying with new regulations that makes the old meters illegal, due to possible lead exposure. At the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 4, they began with a tour of their two village water wells and water tower, while later addressing the metering question. At issue was how to go about choosing a replacement style, which may or may not include remote-radio reading capabilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep in mind, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put this (decision) off too long,â&#x20AC;? stated village President Bryan Beseler, noting the village only had half a dozen extra meters on hand, and that they can only use the current style until next January, at which point they can only install nonlead meters. That hurried time line led to a long discussion on how to decide on a replacement system and whether to hire an LQGHSHQGHQWHQJLQHHULQJĂ&#x20AC;UPWRPDNHD recommendation, or whether to just let the issue be decided at a committee level. ´:H¡YHJRWWRNHHSWKHZDWHUĂ RZLQJÂľ clerk/treasurer Jodi Gilbert said.

0HPEHUVRIWKH'UHVVHU9LOODJH%RDUGWRXUHGWKHYLOODJHVWZRZDWHUZHOOORFDWLRQVSULRUWRWKHLU 7XHVGD\-XQHUHJXODUERDUGPHHWLQJz3KRWRVE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ The discussion on board versus committee powers took several turns, and included village attorney Tim Laux noting that regardless of what the committee or DQRXWVLGHĂ&#x20AC;UPGHFLGHV´,WKLQNLW¡VVDIH to say the board is going to want to have a full review.â&#x20AC;? The village currently has 447 water meters, and while there are rare requests for new residential meters, there are occasion requests for so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;deduct meters,â&#x20AC;? where residents or businesses may pay to have a separate meter for things like gardens, swimming pools or other reasons, where there is no need for sewer services,


and hence a lower water cost. The issue was compounded somewhat by an audit review of the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books earlier, where Brock Geyen of the Clifton/DUVRQ$OOHQ DFFRXQWLQJ Ă&#x20AC;UP QRWHG WKDW WKHYLOODJHKDVDVWUXFWXUDOGHĂ&#x20AC;FLWLQWKHLU sewer and water accounts, which is not unusual for a municipality. ´<RX¡YHEHHQRSHUDWLQJDWDGHĂ&#x20AC;FLWIRUD number of years now,â&#x20AC;? Geyen noted prior to the water meter discussions. The board was not clear on how to establish a preferred system, possible costs and how to deal with any recommendations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we need more information,â&#x20AC;? Trustee Richard Durand said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A project of this kind, we need to take our time and do it right.â&#x20AC;? The board eventually decided to send the metering issue to committee for review, in hopes that they have enough meters to last until a decision is made and they purchase replacements.

,QRWKHUERDUGEXVLQHVV â&#x20AC;˘ There was a brief discussion on the continuing issue of Summit Road, a .13mile long road that is on the very northeast end of the village limits. The village currently contracts with the Town of St. Croix Falls for maintenance and plowing, diverting all state aids for the road to the town in payment. However, the town has informed the village of Dresser that they will no longer follow that agreement after 2014, leaving

the Dresser board with a decision on how to deal with the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not in the most accessible areas for village maintenance,â&#x20AC;? Beseler said. Beseler said he has been in discussion ZLWKRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVIURPWKHQHLJKERULQJ7RZQ of Osceola, who he said may have an interest in keeping the road open. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start the discussions soon,â&#x20AC;? he said. The board took no action, but will address it after further meetings with other municipalities. â&#x20AC;˘ There was a mutual agreement to GHOD\WKHDSSURYDORIDVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FOLTXRUDQG cigarette sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license for the Dresser Food and Liquor, as well as a mobile home license renewal for Wood ProperWLHVXQWLOERWKĂ&#x20AC;UPVSD\RXWVWDQGLQJELOOV to the village, totaling over $4,000 combined. â&#x20AC;˘ Trustee Kristi Sheet gave a brief update on the latest Dresser-Osceola-GarĂ&#x20AC;HOG)LUH$VVRFLDWLRQPHHWLQJZKHUHWKH\ are in discussion with the Town of Alden on being included in the D-O-G Fire Association. ´7KH\¡YHVWDUWHGWROD\RXWDĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDU plan,â&#x20AC;? Sheet said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more discussions coming.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Beseler stepped aside as the board debated the question on whether they allow the sale of the remaining so-called Silver Ridge development, and whether the land could be sold outright, without being developed, due to the collapse of the new housing market. Beseler is the party seeking to purchase the remaining 14.8 acres of undeveloped land, which Beseler wants to have in the village limits, but does not have plans to turn into a housing subdivision. Attorney Laux thought the sale would be legal, since the village never approved DĂ&#x20AC;QDOGHYHORSPHQWDJUHHPHQWRQWKHUHmaining land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The question is whether Dresser wants that (land) to be sold to a single party and not be developed,â&#x20AC;? stated Trustee James Rochford, who sat in as village president pro tempore for Beseler, as the senior trustee. /DX[ VDLG Ă&#x20AC;QDO SODW DSSURYDO IRU WKH land had never been approved, so the board had no obligation to keep it as a subdivision. The board voted unanimously to allow the release of the land from the phasethree developerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agreement that adjacent property had followed many years ago.

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to recognize as a high-performance public health department,â&#x20AC;? said PHAB President and CEO Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The peer-review process provides valuable feedback to inform health departments of their strengths and areas for improvement, so that they can better protect and promote the health of the people they serve in their communities.â&#x20AC;? The national accreditation program was created collaboratively over a 10-year period by hundreds of public health practitioners working at the national, tribal, state and local levels. Since the programs launch in September 2011, nearly 130 health departments have applied to PHAB for accreditation and hundreds of public health practitioners from across the nation have been trained to serve as vol-

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St.Croix Chippewa tribal election June 8

Contests in all communities

ran in the papers. The candidates were nominated May 4 and have now started openly campaigning with meet-and-greet E\*UHJJ:HVWLJDUG get-togethers. Leader staff writer These are the names of the candidates as listed on the ballot. HERTEL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The St. Croix Chippewa Big Sand Lake (two seats): Carmen 7ULEH LV KDYLQJ DQ HOHFWLRQ IRU WKH Ă&#x20AC;YH Butler, Bennie Rogers, Jennifer Bearheart, seats on its tribal council this Saturday, Robert Oiyotte, Elmer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jayâ&#x20AC;? Emery, Jeff June 8. There are 28 candidates running Taylor, Francis Songetay, Wanda McFagfor the seats representing four communi- gen, Lewis Taylor and Conrad St. John. ties, Big Sand Lake, Danbury, Maple Plain Danbury: Nancy Matrious, Christina and Round Lake. Big Sand Lake, the Bearhart, Delores Staples, Beverly BenjaHertel area, has two seats on the council min and Crystal Peterson. which is the tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governing body. The Round Lake: Carmen Bugg, Jackie other communities each have a single Lowe, Georgia Cobenais, Phyllis Lowe, seat. The persons elected will serve two- Steven Benjamin, Susan Lowe and Pat year terms. Fowler Sr. (DFKRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;YHLQFXPEHQWVHOHFWHGLQ Maple Plain: Joyce Long, Thomas August 2011 is facing challenges from sev- Fowler, Stuart Bearheart, Aimee Awonoeral candidates. That election was more hopay, Darlene Hart and Karen Washingopenly contested when slates of candi- ton. dates were nominated and campaign ads The incumbents are Lewis Taylor, serv-

LQJKLVWKWHUP(OPHU´-D\Âľ(PHU\Ă&#x20AC;IWK WHUP1DQF\0DWULRXVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWHUP3K\OOLV Lowe, third term; and Stuart Bearheart, Ă&#x20AC;UVW WHUP :KLOH WKUHH RI WKH Ă&#x20AC;YH KDYH served in the past, their terms were not alHERTEL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Most of the 28 candiways continuous. Taylor served 16 years dates for the St. Croix Tribal Council before losing a seat from 2007-09. Emery have statements about themselves in served from 1999 to 2003 and from 2007 The Vision, the St. Croix Chippewaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s onward. Lowe served from 1983 to 1985, monthly newspaper. A special elec1993 to 1995, and from 2011. tion issue was published in mid-May There is usually one round for the elecand June 5. The paper can be found on tion with the person with the most votes WKHWULEH¡VZHEVLWHVWFFLZFRPXQGHU winning with less than 50 percent of the the Vision tab. The Vision editor, Joe total vote. That changed in 2011 when the Morey, said all candidates were asked Ă&#x20AC;UVWHOHFWLRQLQ-XQHZDVYRLGHGDQGWKH to submit a statement for the paper. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tribe voted again in August. During the by Gregg Westigard period between those elections, several candidates withdrew from actively seeking a seat and backed another candidate, resulting in the defeat of several incumbents. For instance, Phyllis Lowe received had 35 percent of the vote. In August, 27 percent of the vote in June and would after several challengers gave Lowe their have lost to David â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maabinâ&#x20AC;? Merrill who support, she received 41 percent of the vote to Merrillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36 percent and won.

Candidate statements online in The Vision

A St. Croix tribal election campaign gathering constitution. These have been issues raised at each of the recent elections.


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6RPHVSHFLILFVWDWHPHQW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our future is at stake,â&#x20AC;? Delores Staples said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is so good for everyone to get together without the council looking over E\*UHJJ:HVWLJDUG our shoulder. We are worried about our Leader staff writer future. I want us to be united.â&#x20AC;? She said ROUND LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Last Saturday, June she wants to see meeting minutes and see 1, was an opportunity for some of the St. the tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. Staples expressed conCroix Chippewa Tribe to gather, meet cern about a lack of programs for the kids candidates for the June 8 election and talk and low wages for tribal jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need about issues that concerned them. This common sense,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we was one of several get-togethers that are get along?â&#x20AC;? Georgia Cobenais raised issues about happening throughout the St. Croix Chiphousing issues and the need to make pewa lands leading up to the election. About 50 people came together near housing accessible for the members. She the Round Lake tribal buildings on CTH said more accountability is needed, inE in Georgetown and Johnstown. Tribal cluding an audit on where past housing elder Bennie Rogers opened the gather- funds have gone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Constitutional reform must be done,â&#x20AC;? ing with a thanks in Ojibwe, after which Carmen Bugg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are no coneveryone shared a meal. Fifteen of the 28 candidates eventu- sequences for misactions, no repercusally arrived for the meet and greet which sions.â&#x20AC;? She also said that the entire tribe started at about noon and ended midaft- needs to be involved in the enrollment ernoon. The only council member present question and whether a change should was Nancy Matrious, the Danbury repre- be made in the blood quantum that detersentative, who arrived midway through mines who is a member of the tribe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want equity and fairness,â&#x20AC;? Franthe session. The general tone of this gathering was cis Songetay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The representatives a call for changes in the tribal council and should go back to the community. I want the operations of the tribe. The afternoon GHFLVLRQVWKDWEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWKHZKROHWULEHQRW was not moderated, but most of the candi- just a few. I am concerned about broken dates had a time to speak at length. There promises.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all promised open meetings,â&#x20AC;? ZHUHVRPHVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FTXHVWLRQVDERXWDQG criticisms of, the present council members 1DQF\ 0DWULRXV VDLG ´7KH Ă&#x20AC;YH RQ WKH but, without the time to verify those state- FRXQFLOZRUNWRJHWKHUJRRG:HDOOĂ&#x20AC;YH ments and get responses, those issues are need to act together. If we leave two out, it is not good. We need to give a hearing being left out. The general issues, brought up by to people who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come forward. Their most of the candidates Saturday, relate concerns must be addressed.â&#x20AC;? The 15 candidates at the Saturday gathto openness of tribal government. There were calls for opening the council meet- ering were Bennie Rogers, Jennifer Bearings to the members, making the minutes heart and Francis Songetay from Big Sand of the meetings available and having Lake; Nancy Matrious, Christina Bearregular community meetings where the hart, Delores Staples and Crystal Petertribe members can talk with and question son from Danbury; Joyce Long, Thomas the council. There were also requests that Fowler, Aimee Awonohopay and Karen WKHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHVRIWKHWULEHEHPDGHRSHQDQG Washington from Maple Plain; and Caravailable to the members. And there was men Bugg, Jackie Lowe, Georgia Cobea general call for a revision of the tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nais and Susan Lowe from Round Lake.

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Unity student plans Milltown Library fundraiser

Milltown Miles run/walk becomes part of Fishermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party

by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer MILLTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Milltown Fishermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party this year will have a new event, one that organizer Matthew Peterson hopes will bring more people into WRZQZKLOHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WLQJWKH0LOOWRZQ3XElic Library. Peterson, a 14-year-old Milltown naWLYH LV RUJDQL]LQJ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVWDQQXDO 0LOOtown Miles, a 5K run and 1-1/2-mile walk. Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rally and the Milltown Public Library are helping to sponsor the event, which will be held Saturday, June 22, starting at 8 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a kid growing up here in Milltown,â&#x20AC;? said Peterson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I spent a lot of time at the library. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been important to me.â&#x20AC;?


The library, he believes, provides a great educational service to the public. ´7KH\¡UH QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WÂľ KH VDLG ´DQG VR many people spend a lot of time there. I feel we should give them the support they need.â&#x20AC;? Peterson runs both cross country and track at Unity, where he will be a sophomore this fall, and Milltown Miles will combine his lifelong interest in the library with his love for running. As a Boy Scout in Troop 563, he initially came up with the idea as a possible Eagle Scout project, but found that fundraising events cannot be used to earn the Eagle Scout award. After being told that the run/walk will not earn him his Eagle Scout award, Peterson decided to move ahead with the event anyway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I already had a lot of the details planned out before it was rejected by the Eagle Scout Board of Review,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good cause. The Fishermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a run, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping it will bring more people into town.â&#x20AC;?

Other members of the cross country and track teams will be helping the day of the event, said Peterson, but he is still in need of volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more the merrier,â&#x20AC;? he said. The run/walk is open to participants of all ages. Preregistration is available at, at $20 for the run and $10 for the walk. Children ages 12 and under are free. Registration will also be available the morning of the event, at $25 per runner. Runners will receive a free T-shirt, and walkers can purchase one at a reduced rate. A plaque and a $10 gift card will be SUHVHQWHGWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFHPDOHDQGĂ&#x20AC;UVW place female runners. Second-place male and female runners will receive a medal. For more information or to volunteer at Milltown Miles please contact the Milltown Public Library or Peterson at 715566-3133.

was winter use, the comments soon ranged to year-round trail uses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need tourism dollars,â&#x20AC;? Larry Koch, Siren, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why take the one trail we can all use and limit its use.â&#x20AC;? He said Burnett is the poorest county in the state, and the issue is about economics, adding that the area canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to lose jobs. Richard Costerisan, Siren, said that ATVs are an economic opportunity and should be allowed summer and winter to gain the money that ATV users spend on a weekend. Brook Waalen, Bone Lake, a Luck business owner, said that sharing trails does not work. He said the biggest, fastest thing on the trail wins out. Speaking more to summer use in answer to issues raised by others, he said that bikes can not ride on trails like the cattail in the southern part of the couny where ATVs are allowed. Part of the discussion was on when the trail would be open to ATVs in the winter. Burnett County has approved ATVs on frozen ground from Dec. 1 through March 31, a use that is not tied to snow cover. An option Polk County was discussing would allow ATVs only when the trails were open to snowmobiles, times when there is a 6-inch snow base. There was concern that ATV use on the bare

limestone base would cause trail damage that a snow base would protect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the Gandy Dancer is opened to ATVs with the frozen-ground rule and QRW VXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW VQRZ WR SURWHFW WKH OLPHstone surface, the trail would not be eligible for silent sport funding grants,â&#x20AC;? Bill Zager, Amery, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those would greatly restrict the funding sources available for adding limestone to the Gandy Dancer.â&#x20AC;? Zager said he had obtained that information from the Wisconsin DNR trails coordinator for the region. Several people who expressed concern about ATV use in the summer said they were not opposed to shared snowmobile/ ATV use when the snow base is present but were afraid that would just be the start of the expansion. Judy Grumstrup, Luck, said the quiet experience found biking and jogging on the Gandy is one of the reasons she moved back here. And Jerry Viebrock, Osceola, said there are not that many areas for those people who like a nonmotorized experience. He hopes for a paved surface someday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One use is very radical,â&#x20AC;? Bernie Steele, Luck, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shared space works. Winter is the start. Year-round ATV use is later.â&#x20AC;?

Polk County postpones winter ATVs on Gandy

ATV use to be allowed on Burnett County portion of trail starting next winter

fects them without their input,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do to them what the federal government does to Polk.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can look at the results in Burnett County,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can wait a year and revisit the issue.â&#x20AC;? E\*UHJJ:HVWLJDUG Engel said he agreed, saying it was Leader staff writer prudent to see how the ATVs impact BurBALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Polk County nettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s section. Nelson said he had seen 3URSHUW\ &RPPLWWHH LQGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ SRVW- the impact of ATVs on multiuse trails in poned a decision on allowing winter California where he said the trails were use of ATVs on the Gandy Dancer Trail. turned into a sea of ruts before ATVs The decision was made by the commit- were removed. tee Monday, June 3, after hearing over â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to look at the bigger picture,â&#x20AC;? an hour of public comments on all sides Jepsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tourism is an issue for both of the issue. That means that winter ATV counties. We should keep an open mind use will be allowed on the Burnett County and look at other ideas at a later meeting.â&#x20AC;? portion of the trail starting next winter, Jepsen said one idea might be to allow while the Polk County section will remain ATVs on the trail partway into the county, limited to snowmobile use. possibly as far as Centuria. Nelson said The committee decision, made by Larry the delay would allow Polk County to Jepsen, Tom Engel, William Johnson and REVHUYHĂ&#x20AC;UVWOHWWLQJ%XUQHWWĂ&#x20AC;JXUHLWRXW :DUUHQ1HOVRQZDVXQDQLPRXV7KHĂ&#x20AC;IWK After his comments, Jepsen voted with committee member, Harry Johansen, was the others to approve the postponement. absent. -RKQVRQ PDGH WKH PRWLRQ WR LQGHĂ&#x20AC;- 7KHSXEOLFFRPPHQWV nitely postpone taking any action on the Twenty members of the public signed LVVXH ZKLFK KDG EHHQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW EHHQ FRQVLG- in to make comments of the ATV issue. ered at the May 6 meeting. He said that Eight of them, including four from Burtwo partners in the Gandy Dancer Trail, nett County, spoke in favor of opening the city of St. Croix Falls and the Ice Age the trail to ATVs while 12 were opposed Trail Alliance, had not been heard from. to the winter use. While the agenda topic â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to make a decision that af-



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Your Right to Know


by Sarah Karon


program, participating schools could enroll no more than 49 percent voucher students. These schools were considered private, because the majority of their students paid private tuition. Fast-forward to 2013. Now, more than half of Milwaukeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 110 voucher schools have at least 95 percent of students on publicly funded vouchers. In RQHĂ&#x20AC;IWKRIWKHVHVFKRROVHYHU\VWXGHQWUHFHLYHVDYRXFKHU <HWEHFDXVHYRXFKHUVFKRROVDUHVWLOOFODVVLĂ&#x20AC;HGDV´SULYDWHÂľ they can â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and do â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ignore Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open records and meetings laws. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a double standard that undermines transparency and shields information from parents and the public. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say you want to enroll your child in St. Anthony School, which receives more taxpayer dollars than any other school in Milwaukeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voucher program. As a parent, you may want to know which textbooks the school uses, how many teachers are licensed, what topics are covered in curricula, and the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduation, dropout, suspension and expulsion rates. You might want to review agendas and minutes from governance meetings, or see a breakdown of familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; income distribution. Only you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, unless the school decides to share that information. Voucher schools arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t required to report any of this data to the state, or otherwise make it publicly available. Shielding this information has had serious consequences. Last June, St. John Fisher Academy, a school in the Racine voucher program, suddenly closed, leaving parents and teachers scrambling. Administrators blamed the closure on â&#x20AC;&#x153;lack of funds.â&#x20AC;? The school, it turns out, failed to pay teachers for months and lost nearly two-thirds of LWVVWXGHQWVLQLWVĂ&#x20AC;QDO\HDU$OOEXWRQHRIWKHVWXGHQWVDWWHQGLQJ6W-RKQ)LVKHU received a publicly funded voucher. Yet because the school was â&#x20AC;&#x153;private,â&#x20AC;? it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t required to abide by the same openness laws as public schools. Without accountability and oversight, educators, parents and kids suffer. The state has made some moves toward transparency. Beginning in 2010, voucher schools were required to report studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; test scores to the Department of Public InVWUXFWLRQ7KHVWDWHDJHQF\DOVRFROOHFWVYRXFKHUVFKRROV¡Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDOLQIRUPDWLRQUDFLDO demographics and school policies; members of the public can obtain these by submitting an open records request. Whether there will be further steps toward accountability remains to be seen. Early drafts of Gov. Scott Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to expand the voucher program to nine school districts included a statewide accountability system, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. (Ironically, the newspaper discovered this via records requested under the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open records law.) The system would have held all public schools and publicly funded voucher schools to the same standards. But legislators scrapped these plans. Instead, Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013-15 budget vaguely references the need for voucher schools to participate in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;statewide student information system.â&#x20AC;? '3,VSRNHVPDQ3DWULFN*DVSHUFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPVWKLVZRXOGPDNHYRXFKHUVFKRROVUHSRUWPRUHGDWDWRWKHVWDWHEXWVD\V´WKHVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FVRIWKRVHUHTXLUHPHQWVDUHQRW\HW known.â&#x20AC;? (YHQRXUHGXFDWLRQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVKDYHEHHQOHIWLQWKHGDUN Creating transparency in our schools is in the best interest of Wisconsin families, educators and policy makers. Parents deserve to know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; schools. And taxpayers deserve to know how their money is being spent. Wisconsin prides itself on government transparency, through its far-reaching openness laws. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publicly funded schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; be they public or â&#x20AC;&#x153;privateâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; should not be exempt from that tradition.



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More than a pet peeve

Statistical gamesmanship

I enjoy rummage/garage sales, especially those in and around Grantsburg. Some rummagers arrive at the sales much earlier than the advertised starting time in order to unfairly buy the choice items before other shoppers arrive. I also know that some of the same people also attempt to visit the sale the night before the saleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting date, again to gain an advantage over the other rummagers. This is not fair or ethical, and I hope those people offering the sale would tell them â&#x20AC;&#x153;No - no sales before the advertised starting date and time.â&#x20AC;? Just say no!

I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be shocked if comrade Green isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one of the global warming liars. He uses the same approach they use. If the data takes you to a conclusion other than the conclusion you were hoping for - you reject the conclusion and alter the data. Why not? The global warming lie has raised Al Goreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s net worth to something north of $200 million ... now Green would have us believe that if guns were not available, those who choose guns to end their own life would still be alive. Apparently, in his world, people walking down the street to a poetry recital see a gun and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist the opportunity to use it to end their own life. Maybe it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the gun. Shirl Evrard Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just really bad poetry. Grantsburg Green tells us that when you add all gun-related â&#x20AC;&#x153;incidentsâ&#x20AC;? together the number is 75,000 gun-related â&#x20AC;&#x153;incidentsâ&#x20AC;? We have four scandals going on in per year in a country that, he tells us, has Washington, D. C., right now. 300 million nonmilitary guns. One â&#x20AC;&#x153;inciWith Fast and Furious, the DOJ and dentâ&#x20AC;? for every 4,000 guns. Look at data ATF were running guns to the drug car- for motor vehicles in 2009 and 2010. In tels in Mexico resulting in hundreds of 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 Mexicans and two border patrol agents crashes, killing 32,885 and injuring killed. 2,239,000. According to the U.S. Bureau The Benghazi tragedy has several ques- of Transportation statistics for 2009 there tionable events leading up to and after are 254,212,610 registered passenger veit. Why did the State Department deny hicles. There were 2,271,885 auto-related repeated requests for additional security â&#x20AC;&#x153;incidentsâ&#x20AC;? in 2010. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one incident and actually withdrAw security that was for every 112 motor vehicles. Roughly in place after earlier attacks on our em- 30 times as many â&#x20AC;&#x153;incidentsâ&#x20AC;? because of bassy and rumors of another imminent motor vehicles as there were because of attack? When the embassy was under as- guns. Why isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Green demanding the forsault, who gave the order for all military Ă&#x20AC;HWXUHRIPRWRUYHKLFOHV" personnel in the region to â&#x20AC;&#x153;stand downâ&#x20AC;? However, none of this statistical gamesrather than make any effort to help the manship means a thing. The person reAmericans in trouble there? Lastly, who sponsible for the car is responsible for the was directed and/or actually changed the damage it does. The person responsible talking points to eliminate any mention of for the gun is responsible for the damage terrorism and blame the attack on a You- it does. Tube movie? As for Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disparaging remarks We also have to question why and who about the Tea Party, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not at all surmade the decision for the IRS to target prised that the Comrade Greens of the conservative groups, religious organi- country harbor so much hatred for the Tea zations and donors to the Republican Party movement. A movement that proParty, creating a harassing and intimi- motes the Constitution and the concept dating environment and violating First of individual freedom and also demands Amendment rights? that individuals take responsibility for Finally, who authorized the DOJ to their own actions, as opposed to blamshop for judges and issue warrants to tap ing inanimate objects, is a clear threat to phone records and email accounts of jour- the Communists and progressive liberals QDOLVWV ZLWKRXW DQ\ QRWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ WR WKHLU hiding in the Democrat and Republican employers? Again, violating First Amend- parties. True conservatives believe the ment rights. Constitution is and must remain the law The administration and various depart- of the land and those who violate and ment heads would have us believe that LJQRUHLWQHHGWREHWKURZQRXWRIRIĂ&#x20AC;FH they had no knowledge of any of this Individual freedom is the worst enemy of activity within their branch or adminis- the Progressives and the Communists. WUDWLRQDQGKDYHWHVWLĂ&#x20AC;HGMXVWWKDWWRWKH Congressional oversight committees. This Bob Blake much ignorance of the events taking place Rural Frederic in their division would lead us to believe they are totally incompetent and make us wonder who is running this country. If they would have us believing that, how much worse could the truth be?

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Public hearing held on recall election reform MADISON - Assembly Joint Resolution 25, legislation to reform Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recall laws, received a public hearing Tuesday, June 4, in the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections. Rep. Steineke, R-Kaukauna, and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, co-authors of the constituWLRQDODPHQGPHQWWHVWLĂ&#x20AC;HGLQIDYRU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsin has experienced dramatic election upheaval. In two years, there have been 15 recall elections. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left us all politically exhausted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and has cost taxpayers $16 million,â&#x20AC;? said Steineke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These changes will prevent arbitrary recalls over disagreements on policy decisions. General elections are the appro-

priate forum for voters to express their opposition to policies, not expensive and contentious recalls. Currently under state law, an elected RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOFDQEHUHFDOOHGIRUDQ\UHDVRQDV long as a certain number of signatures are collected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This bill is intended to recognize that there is a place for recalls in the event that there are criminal violations or a violation of a code of ethics,â&#x20AC;? said Harsdorf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a very dangerous road to go down to allow recalls when thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a disagreement on an issue. Allowing recalls when there is disagreement on a policy issue will disFRXUDJHHOHFWHGRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVIURPPDNLQJWKH

tough decisions that are inherent in public service.â&#x20AC;? :KHQ WKH UHFDOO DPHQGPHQW ZDV Ă&#x20AC;UVW enacted in 1926, proponents argued that the recall process would be rarely used. The intention was to decrease the role of special interests on the political process DQGHOLPLQDWHWKHLQĂ XHQFHRIPRQH\$V recent recall elections have shown, the effect of the recall amendment has been the exact opposite. Through money and technology, special interests can force a recall HOHFWLRQ RI DQ\ HOHFWHG RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO IRU YLUWXally any reason. Spending on the 2011 and 2012 recall campaigns topped $60 million with money pumped in from all across

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Harsdorf praises court ruling on DNA collection

Decision finds DNA collection at arrest law constitutional

MADISON - State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf issued the following statement Monday, June 3, on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling

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of 26 other states and the federal governPHQWLQFROOHFWLQJ'1$SURĂ&#x20AC;OHVDWIHORQ\ arrest show that this initiative will help save lives, catch career criminals and exonerate the innocent.â&#x20AC;?  IURP WKH RIĂ&#x20AC;FH RI Sen. Harsdorf

VA addressing claims backlog BURNETT/WASHBURN/POLK Counties - Recently there has been a lot of media attention in regard to the large backlog of claims within the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA is taking several steps to reduce this backlog to include upgrades to digital management systems and assigning extra people to those cases. &RXQW\ 9HWHUDQV 6HUYLFH 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUV UHcently received correspondence that the VA will be sending out forms referred to as a 5103 to veterans in an effort to expedite some of those claims. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The

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International Snowmobile Congress to be held in Green Bay GREEN BAY - The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs invites the snowmobile world to Green Bay Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, June 6-8, for the 45th-annual International Snowmobile Congress. The 45th-annual International Snowmobile Congress will be held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, on June 6-8, hosted by the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs. ISC 2013 will bring together nearly 500 attendees, most of which are the leaders in snowmobiling on the state, providential and national level. ISC is held once a year to bring snowmobilers from the U.S., Canada, Sweden and Russia together for three days of meet-

ings and exchanging of ideas. The event will include meetings of all of the major snowmobile organizations including the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, the International Snowmobile Council, the American Council of Snowmobile Associations, the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations, the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators, the International Snowmobile Media Council, the International Snowmobile Tourism Council and the Iron Dog Brigade. The three-day event will begin with Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett as the welcome speaker. There will be numerous breakout

Lawmakers dismiss new research showing no skills gap E\5LFK.UHPHU Wisconsin Public Radio MADISON - A University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests there is no skills gap keeping Wisconsin employers IURPĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJWKHLUSRVLWLRQV Policy makers, however, say that study LVĂ DZHG Over the past couple of years, lawmakers and state agencies have complained there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough high-skilled ZRUNHUVWRĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHMREVWKDWDUHDYDLODEOH in Wisconsin. But the UW-Madison study Ă LHVLQWKHIDFHRIWKDWSHUFHSWLRQFODLPing that really the opposite is true. Bob Haveman is a professor emeritus of economics and public policy at UW-Madison and oversaw the study. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the higher-skilled, higher-education areas there is, overall, a greater supply than demand. However, at the bottom end, people with a high school degree or less than a high school degree, the demand is going to be greater than the supply.â&#x20AC;? Phil Sletten is one of the authors of the

study. He says that abundance of graduates with associate or bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees, combined with the lack of jobs requiring degrees, is hurting the job market for the lowest-skill workers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This might put downward pressure on both wages and also put people that are at the bottom of the education ladder, in terms of their educational attainment, might put them out of luck, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that we should potentially be concerned about.â&#x20AC;? But Republican state Sen. Sheila HarsGRUIVD\VWKHVWXG\KDVRQHPDLQĂ DZ,W only looked at raw data and ignored anecdotal evidence from employers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So while you can look at paper data, when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hearing directly from the employers that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having a hard time Ă&#x20AC;OOLQJ SRVLWLRQV WKDW WKH\ KDYH RSHQ , think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty sound.â&#x20AC;? The Department of Workforce Development agrees and says it will continue to pursue reforms that address the skills gap in the state.

sessions on a variety of topics addressing important issues affecting snowmobiling. The sessions will educate the registrants on such issues as multiple uses of trails, land use, environmental clean snowmobiles and tips on the use of trail-grooming equipment. Many of the manufacturers of trail-grooming equipment will have their latest machines on display. Thursday evening will treat the attendees to a trip to the famous Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, including passes to the Packers Hall of Fame and the Packer Pro Shop. The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs is honored to host ISC 2013 and extends gratitude to all of the Wisconsin businesses that are helping to sponsor the

event. There will be several attending this event from Douglas and Burnett counties including John Deterling, AWSC director, Douglas County; Jon Schoepke, AWSC director, Burnett County, and wife Debbie; Dave Nelson, president, Cozy Corner Trails, Inc., both counties; Austin Reed, youth representative to AWSC, Burnett County; Jim Smedegard, AWSC representative, Burnett County; and Sue Smedegard, AWSC secretary, Burnett County. More information on the event can be found at - submitted









Luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-12 principal says goodbye Mark Gobler takes position as president at Regis Catholic Schools in Eau Claire

FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQW LQ RXU ability and trust us.â&#x20AC;? Lastly, he said, is the highquality, caring by Mary Stirrat staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been Leader staff leader LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; After 14 years with the Luck a really good School District, Mark Gobler is retiring staff,â&#x20AC;? he said. from his position as 7-12 principal and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community athletic director. His retirement date should be glad to of June 30 is quickly approaching, as he have the people packs away the memorabilia, clears away we have on staff 0DUN *REOHU UHWLULQJ the accumulation of his dozen-plus years here.â&#x20AC;? Gobler came  SULQFLSDO DW /XFN LQKLVRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDQGĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHVXSKLVZRUNRQ to Luck in Au- 6FKRROV  3KRWR E\ 0DU\ the WIAA Board of Control. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You go through highs and lows,â&#x20AC;? gust 1999, start- 6WLUUDW said Gobler, looking back on his career ing just four days at Luck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been really blessed by before teacher inservice. Over the next 14 years he helped three things in my 14 years here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, this is a very supportive commu- initiate and implement longer class perinity. People here are tied into the school. ods, new curriculum and expanded postIt almost serves as a community center. secondary options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really been explored before,â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place to work.â&#x20AC;? Second, Gobler said, is having a stable Gobler said, adding that advance placesuperintendent and school board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This ment classes were added, the family and is the best superintendent I have ever consumer science as well as the technical worked with,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;as well as a great education departments were strengthschool board. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great group. They are ened and technology education was in-

creased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In general,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the academic rigor was brought to a higher level, not only for the college-bound but also for WKRVHORRNLQJDWWKHWHFKQLFDOĂ&#x20AC;HOGV:H were examining the marketplace and making curriculum changes guided by postsecondary needs.â&#x20AC;? The many-faceted strengths of the district, he said, is apparent in the many-faceted successes of the students, who excel not only in sports or academics, but also in music, drama, forensics, FFA, family and consumer education, and much more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a good place,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when you wake up every morning and you have a happy disposition. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even really feel like work most days.â&#x20AC;? His retirement date from Luck is June EXW-XO\ZRQ¡WVHHKLPRXWĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ or puttering in the yard. Instead, Gobler will be starting a new chapter in his career in education administration, having accepted a position as president at Regis Catholic Schools in Eau Claire. Regis is a private school system that serves 852 students at three elementary schools and one high school. It also op-

erates two day-care centers. The position of president in a private school, said Gobler, is similar to that of a district superintendent in a public school but with additional responsibilities of fundraising, termed development. Gobler is a 1973 graduate of Regis High School. He grew up in Eau Claire, attending the Regis school system beginQLQJZLWKĂ&#x20AC;UVWJUDGHDQGORRNVIRUZDUG to being closer to his parents and siblings who still live in Eau Claire. Goblerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Sandy, has family in Chippewa Falls who will also be closer now. She is retiring this summer from her 24-year position as middle school physical education and math teacher at Amery. While looking forward to the new challenges of administering a private school, the 58-year-old Gobler is also anticipating that he will miss Luck Schools and the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will miss this place,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really felt embraced by the community. I have lived in Polk County for half of my life, and it will be tough to sever.â&#x20AC;?

Second Polk property auction starts, 160 acres of woods, lot on Wild Goose, two trashed schools


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0RVWRIWKHDFUHVRIIRUHVWLQ0F.LQOH\LVDFURVVWKLVSRQG7KHSURSHUW\LVERXQGLQE\ RWKHURZQHUVRQPRVWVLGHV is falling in. It appears that the place has been lived in recently but is open to the elements now. The starting price for this property is $1,500. All the properties are sold as is. The old Indian Creek School at 3468 25th St. in Lorain, a two-story brick building used as a school until 1969, was GHVFULEHG DV ´D KRUURU Ă&#x20AC;OP VFHQHÂľ DW D property committee meeting. A view through the broken windows shows piles of trash inside. The two-acre lot includes some other outbuildings and a paved lot around the school. The beginning bid is $5,000. There are three other lots in the auction which are fragments of land, each very small, that are being sold to clean up the books.

end of 255th Avenue in McKinley is a hardwood forest that was selectively harvested in 2009 but is basically a very nice BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Polk County is woods. However, most of the land canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t now holding its second auction of tax- be reached without a canoe. A large marsh delinquent properties. The current list cuts across the property near its southeast includes 160 acres of forestland, a lake- corner leaving a small bit of highland and shore lot, some wooded land in the vil- a view of the woods across the wetland. lage of Balsam Lake and two trashed old That water barrier means that dry land schoolhouses. The properties are now access is only available through the propbeing auctioned online through Monday, erty of the six adjacent landowners. A -XQH7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDXFWLRQRIIRXUSURSHU- person could paddle across now by carWLHVLQ$SULOEURXJKWWKHFRXQW\DSURĂ&#x20AC;W rying a small boat west from the end of of $88,000 and added $3,000 to the 2014 255th to the open water. The county tried to auction this piece in 2010 but did not tax rolls. The 10 lots are now listed at wiscon- receive the minimum bid of $192,000. The under auction number new minimum is $133,000. A 1.38-acre undeveloped lot on Wild 13298-22, (about halfway down the list of current auctions). The bidding takes place Goose Lake in the Town of Balsam Lake online so bidders can see the latest bids. is easily accessible. The lot is on North Full information is posted on each of the 3LQH5RDGEHWZHHQĂ&#x20AC;UHQXPEHUVDQG 1214. A walk through a pine grove leads 10 lots. to the shore of the lake. North Pine is a private road off of 120th Street a half mile The properties The 160 acres of forestland at the west north of 150th Avenue. The starting bid

for this piece of lakeshore is $75,000. Just over six acres of very hilly woods on Park Drive in the village of Balsam Lake are also easy to visit. The two parcels are at about the midpoint of Park Drive, roughly 1.5 miles in from CTH I and just east of the house at 900 Park Drive. Orange stakes mark the west edge of the property, next to a no dumping sign, and the east edge around a corner and up a hill. The lots, one of which includes a small marsh, have beginning bids of $2,000 and $3,000. A two-acre lot at 2989 180th St. in Laketown has an uninhabitable mobile home, a garage and a wooded lot on a dead-end street. The beginning bid here is $5,000. The two old schoolhouses for sale each require cleanups. The Black Brook School, 375 110th St. in Black Brook, is an acre of land with a wooden building that




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*UDQWVEXUJ(ON0RXQG E\6FRWW+RIIPDQ Leader staff writer FALL CREEK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Grantsburg girls softball team took care of business in the sectional championship on Thursday, May 30, dominating Elk Mound 8-0. Macy Hanson was able to shut down the Mounders with a 13-strikeout performance, which was a gem to watch as she surrendered only one hit through seven innings. So overpowering was Hansonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance that Elk Mound was not even able to advance a base runner past second base. The Pirate bats were somewhat slow until the Tucker twins started a rally with Hope hitting a double to the gap followed by a Livi Tucker single and another single


early this spring, there was no doubt that they really wanted a chance to redeem themselves after a less-than-stellar performance last year at Goodman Diamond in Madison. The Pirates will face Kenosha 6W-RVHSK  DWSP)ULGD\-XQH 7. If they are able to advance, they could possibly have a rematch of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nemesis Stevens Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacelli (12-8) who has drawn Mineral Point (21-3).




â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grantsburg senior Kylie Pewe was selected this week to the Pioneer Press All-East Metro high school softball team. This is the second time Pewe has been honored in the Pioneer Press. She is currently batting .501 and is a career .520 hitter, who signed on to play at MinnesotaDuluth. It was also Kylie Pewe noted in the Pioneer Press that Pewe has been a four-year starter for the Pirates softball team, and has been to the state tournament four times with the Grantsburg volleyball team. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the St. Paul Pioneer Press â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ PLATTEVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; University of Wisconsin-Platteville head football coach Mike Emendorfer announced that former Luck High School standout Evan $UPRXU will attend 8:3ODWWHYLOOH in the fall. UW-Platteville, founded in 1866, is located in the southwestern corner of Wisconsin, near the Iowa and Illinois borders. The university, the fastest-growing four-year school in the 13-college University of Wisconsin System, enrolls approximately 7,500 undergraduate students. Armour (YDQ$UPRXU rushed 1,025 yards and recorded 137 total tackles as a VHQLRUWREHQDPHGĂ&#x20AC;UVWWHDPDOOFRQference safety and was an all-district nomination for safety. He helped Luck get to the playoffs for three years and also was a three-year starter in basketball, earned all-conference senior year in basketball, named all-conference in WUDFNDQGĂ&#x20AC;HOGVRSKRPRUHDQGMXQLRU year and a member of the National Honor Society. ²IURP8:3ODWWHYLOOH â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete playing collegiate sports in 2013 who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been mentioned, send us an email or call and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take it from there. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader E\SPRQ0RQGD\VWRJRLQ([WUD Points. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger

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Sorensen highlights area D2 state track athletes Unitysenior makespodiumin thepolevault by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LA CROSSE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Unity senior Colton Sorensen capped off a successful career LQWUDFNZLWKDVWURQJĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQWKHSROH vault at the Division 2 state track meet in La Crosse held Friday and Saturday, May 31 to June 1. Sorensen earned a spot on the podium in the pole vault after taking second place overall, with only one scratch and a vault of 14 feet. It was his personal best by a whopping 9 inches, which moved him into the top two all-time pole vaulters in Unity history. Michael Schnur is the Eagles all-time leader with a vault of 15 feet, which was also made at the state meet. One of Sorensenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best vaults of the season came at the sectional meet just a week earlier, when he hit a mark of 13 feet. Cason Cleveland, a freshman from EdgHUWRQ +LJK 6FKRRO WRRN WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVWSODFH spot, which was also 14 feet, yet it took fewer attempts than Sorensen. Still, it was an impressive feat for the Eagles senior. Justin Bradley, a junior from Unity, DOVRFRPSHWHGLQWKHSROHYDXOWĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ 10th overall with a vault of 12-06. Bradley tied for his personal best of the season, and will be back again next season for the Eagles to improve on that mark. Oliver Raboin, another junior state TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HUIURP8QLW\FRPSHWHGLQWKHGLVcus for the Eagles, taking 15th place with a throw of 125-10. &KHQDOWDNHVVHYHQWKDWVWDWH After hitting a personal best at sectionals to earn a trip to state in the long jump, Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adam Chenal again hit a personal best, this time at the state track meet in La Crosse. Chenal was seeded with a jump of 21-01.50, but ended up hitting a distance of 21-02.25 for seventh place. The first-place finisher in $GDP&KHQDO the event was Isaiah Lesure, of Mt. Horeb, who hit a mark of 22-01.50.






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Eagle golfer Evan Lunda ends golf season at state TiesforĹ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x201C;stin DivisionĹ&#x201D;state meetatMadison by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Unity senior Evan Lunda completed his second trip to the state meet at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison on Tuesday, June 4. Lunda tied for 21st place during the two-day tournament with a score of 157. The overall winner in Division 2 was Andrew Morrison of Edgerton High School with a score of 145.

/XQGD VFRUHG D  RQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW GD\ RI the par-72 course before completing an 18-round score of 80 on the second day. According to coach Larry Stencil, /XQGDZDVLQHLJKWKSODFHDIWHUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW GD\VKRRWLQJĂ&#x20AC;YHRYHUSDU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evan did a really nice job sticking to the game plan. He hit over 50 percent on his fairways and 13 of 18 greens. There was one bad swing that resulted in a double bogey, and it put him on the wrong side of the tee box on the next hole. That led to a bogey. He hit a great percentage of greens, but did not have many close attempts at birdie,â&#x20AC;? Stencil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Tuesday, Evan had â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;one of those days,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Stencil added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was pushing his irons




ering from some pretty interesting lies. 7KHGULYHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJWKHWKLFNURXJK or his approaches were just off the fringe. His short game and putting is what kept him within striking distance,â&#x20AC;? said Eagles coach Larry Stencil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We kept with the game plan of getting the ball in the fair7KLUGSODFHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKDWVHFWLRQDOV RICE LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Before Evan Lunda way, on the green, two putt, take the par earned his way to the state tournament and move forward. I have seen too many LQ0DGLVRQWKH8QLW\VHQLRUĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDGWR players start to press and things fall apart. make it through the Division 2 sectional One can play their way to a championmeet which was held on Wednesday, ship, but one can also play themselves out May 29, at Turtleback Golf Course in Rice of it. We knew it was going to be close. I give Evan credit for staying with the plan Lake. Lunda tied with three other golfers for and keeping his cool.â&#x20AC;? This was the second time Lunda has the third best score of the tournament with a 77. Mike Henck of Osceola was earned a trip to the state tournament. In second overall with 76 and Gabby Curtis 2012, he went with an Eagles team that of Altoona was the overall medalist with finished sixth overall. Lunda tied for a 75. The top four individuals who are not 18th in the overall standings last season, part of a qualifying team, advance to the and more recently signed a letter of intent to play college golf at University of state tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evan did just a remarkable job recov- Minnesota - Crookston starting this fall.

and could not make the adjustment work. *ROILVVRPXFKDERXWFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFH+HNHSW grinding through the round. It is a frustrating situation. I applaud him for never giving up.â&#x20AC;?

Division 3 track athletes finish seasons at state by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LA CROSSE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Division 3 athletes competing at the state track meet in La Crosse last weekend saw their seasons come to an end on Friday and Saturday, May 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 1. The Webster Tigers had three athletes competing at state with Gabby Schiller Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJZLWKDWKSODFHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKRQ6DWurday in the discus with a throw of 104 feet, 10 inches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She had three really nice relaxed WKURZVDQGTXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HGIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOVÂľVDLG coach Roy Ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been a long time since we had a girl qualify for state in the discus.â&#x20AC;? Friday featured Cullen Hopkins in the 300-meter hurdles, where he placed 14th with a time of 44.21 seconds. It was his second-best time of the season. ´+H ZDV PDG WKDW KH JUD]HG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW hurdle with his trail leg and it threw his steps off. The good news for him is he has another year. This year of experience will be huge in achieving his goal of standing on the podium next year,â&#x20AC;? Ward said. ,QWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOHLWZDVVHQLRU(PPD.HOE\ (PPD.HOE\RI:HEVWHUUDQKHUILQDOUDFHDV D7LJHUDWWKHVWDWHPHHWLQ/D&URVVH.HOE\ KDVVHYHUDOVWDWHDSSHDUDQFHVLQWUDFNDVZHOO DVFURVVFRXQWU\WRKHUFUHGLW

ZKRUDQKHUĂ&#x20AC;QDOKLJKVFKRROUDFHLQWKH PHWHUUXQZKHUHVKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGWK ZLWKDWLPHRI â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emma did a nice job executing her race plan. Unfortunately, the race pace was too fast. I give her credit for going for it and wish her many more great races as she runs in college,â&#x20AC;? said Ward.

Siren Dragons results Junior Amber Moore completed her third trip to the state meet in La Crosse in two events including the 100-meter dash, where she just missed an opportunity to PDNH LW LQWR WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDOV ZLWK WK SODFH in the preliminaries and a time of 13.72. 2QO\WKHWRSTXDOLI\IRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOVUDFH Moore also competed in the 200-meter dash where she took 15th in the preliminary races with a time of 28.52. Moore has a shot next season to make her fourth consecutive appearance at the state meet in 2014. Matt Larson also competed for the Dragons in the discus, where he placed WK/DUVRQKDGDWKURZRIWRĂ&#x20AC;Qish out his senior athletic career at Siren. 6HQLRU*DEE\6FKLOOHURI:HEVWHUHDUQHGD VSRWDWWKHVWDWHPHHWLQ/D&URVVHZKHUHVKH WRRNWKSODFHz/HDGHUILOHSKRWRV





Pirates bow out of playoffs to Cumberland Grantsburgbaseball comesupshortin extrainnings &XPEHUODQG*UDQWVEXUJ by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cumberlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travis Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadoff booming home run in the sixth inning started a two-run rally that the Pirates were able to match in their half of the sixth, only to surrender another two runs in the eighth that they could not equal during the regional championship game on Wednesday, May 29. Miller went 2 for 4, scoring half of the Beavers four runs. Brody Bonneville started on the mound IRUWKH3LUDWHVSLWFKLQJZHOOLQWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;IWK inning, allowing three hits and walking two with no runs, before being replaced by Jake Wald. Grantsburg coach Pete Johnson was pleased with his pitchers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brody Bonneville had the biggest start of his life on the mound and did a great job. We knew we would pitch by committee tonight, and I was pleased with Bonneville, Wald and Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performances.â&#x20AC;? Tristan Brewer came in as the closer 7UDYLV0LOOHUVFRUHVRQDZLOGSLWFKE\7ULVWDQ%UHZHULQWKHHLJKWKGXULQJWKHUHJLRQDOFKDPSLRQVKLSJDPH:HGQHVGD\0D\z3KRWRVE\6FRWW and was not able to contain the Beaver +RIIPDQ bats, surrendering two runs in the eighth. Cumberland (11-3) Heart of the North Conference co-champions with Hayward, went with Kahlen Donatell who was very 5,*+7 &XPEHUODQG DVVLVWDQW FRDFK good at scattering the eight Pirate hits. DQGIRUPHU0/%XPSLUH7LP7VFKLGD IDUOHIW  Johnson had big praise for his seniors. LVLQKLVILUVW\HDUDVD&XPEHUODQGFRDFK â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bryce had a good night at the plate, going 2 for 4, and leading off the eighth with a hit to give us a chance. My seniors time. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to miss them.â&#x20AC;? were great leaders this year. They often stayed late after practice and put in extra

Basketball all-star games highlight area talent Boysnorthteams hostingscrimmage inClearLake TuesdayĆ&#x201A;JuneĹ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x201C; by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer CLEAR LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Some of the northlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best area basketball talent will be converging on Clear Lake on Tuesday, June 11, for a scrimmage and warm-up for the state boys basketball WBCA AllStar game. The all-star scrimmage is being held at the Clear Lake High School with doors RSHQLQJDWSPDQGWKHFRVWRIDGmission is a nonperishable food item for the local food pantry. The scrimmages, which feature talent from northern Division 3, 4 and 5 athletes, will begin with a scrimmage between D4 DQG'DWSP'ZLOOSOD\'DW p.m., and D4 will take on D3 at approxiPDWHO\SP Grantsburg head boys basketball coach Nick Hallberg was selected as head coach of the D4 North boys basketball team, with assistant coaches Shaun Fisher of Unity and Jason Sargent of Clear Lake. Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connor Myers was selected to play for the Division 4 North team, John Denny of Luck will be playing for the Division 5 North team. The games will feature a 10-minute warm-up before each scrimmage session, with two 15-minute running halves, with each session lasting about 40 minutes. The scrimmage is just a taste of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ahead for selected athletes across the state from D1 to D5, who will participate in the WBCA All-Star game in Wisconsin Dells at the JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells Saturday, June 15. Proceeds from the game are going directly to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood &DQFHU)XQGWRKHOSLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;JKWDJDLQVW childhood cancer. Coaches and players in

the event were also asked to raise up to $500 in order to participate. There is also a girls all-star basketball game at the JustAGame Fieldhouse the day before on Friday, June 14. Two area athletes were also selected to play in the event, including Avery Steen of Luck, who will play for the Division 5 North team, and Sydney Geisness of St. Croix Falls, who was selected to play for the Division 3 North team. Geisness was also recently chosen as one of the 2013 WBCA Academic All-State selections. Only 15 girls and 15 boys are recognized for the honor by the WBCA. Honorees will be presented with their awards at the WBCA all-star game banquet the night before the all-star games in Wisconsin Dells. More information on the 38th-annual all-star basketball game or athletes playing at Wisconsin Dells can be found at





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8QLW\DQG)UHGHULFJLUOVSOD\LQJLQ all-star game at Spring Valley SPRING VALLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spring Valley High School is getting set to host the 24th-annual Western Wisconsin All-Star Classic on Monday, June 10. The Classic is designed to allow area seniors an opportunity to play with and against each other one last time as their high school careers come to an end. There are 23 boys and 17 girls who are committed to playing in the event, including Unityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shauna Jorgenson and Anna Ebensperger, and Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Natalie Phernetton. Coaches for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Classic include Jay Lagerstrom and Troy Kuhn from Boyceville, coaching one boys team, and Paul Henrichs, Luke Korger and Chris Schmitt from Augusta, coaching the other boys team. The girls teams will be coached by Alison Becker and Ed Langham from Chippewa Falls and Luke Kjelland and Ron Murphy from Prescott. The girls game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., with the boys game to follow at 8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with submitted information



















Cold spring results in drop in turkey-hunting success jakes headed into this springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hunt. With poor weather limiting hunter success this spring, hunters should see additional opportunity both this fall and next spring as these jakes mature into adult gobblers.â&#x20AC;? However, the prolonged winter may have resulted in localized mortality, esMADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Turkey hunters ran into pecially in the north. SRRUKXQWLQJFRQGLWLRQVGXULQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW ´7KDW¡VVRPHWKLQJWKDW¡VYHU\GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW half of the spring turkey-hunting season, to detect,â&#x20AC;? Walter added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know proresulting in a preliminary registration longed severe winter weather can reduce total of 37,804 turkeys which, according survival in northern turkey populations, to Department of Natural Resources ofespecially where agricultural foods are Ă&#x20AC;FLDOVLVDQSHUFHQWGHFUHDVHIURPWKH not available. At this point, we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spring 2012 turkey season. heard solid evidence for any unusual Unseasonably cold weather persisted mortality associated with the hard winter, into May throughout the state with deep EXWWKHUHDUHGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\IRONVZKR¡YHEHHQ snow in the north and rain, snow, and speculating about such an impact.â&#x20AC;? wind throughout the early season in the A successful nesting and brood-rearing south. season propels turkey numbers upward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really was an amazing contrast, Generally speaking, dry conditions durweatherwise, from 2012â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hunt,â&#x20AC;? said ing June keep newly hatched chicks from Scott Walter, upland wildlife ecologist getting chilled and suffering from expofor the Department of Natural Resources. sure, leading to good production in all â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year, we were snow-free statewide upland game bird species, according to E\RSHQLQJGD\ZLWKZLQWHUĂ RFNVEURWalter. ken up and hens initiating nests. 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Pro angler Joe Bucher and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsin Foodieâ&#x20AC;? help prevent spread of aquatic invasive species with water-borne invasives. Also, as part of the campaign, DNR staff and volunteers will be handing out ice packs at boat landings June 15-16 as part of a statewide effort, and partnering bait shops and convenience stores will have reminders on the bait coolers for anglers who want to pick up extra. 7ROLVWHQWRWKHDXGLRĂ&#x20AC;OHVVHDUFKWKH MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pro angler Joe Bucher and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsin Foodieâ&#x20AC;? chef and host Kyle DNR website for Draining Campaign and Cherek are teaming up with the state to click on the links under â&#x20AC;&#x153;hear the radio help raise awareness among anglers of spots.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Using ice isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t required by law, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key steps they must take to avoid spreading invasive species to more lakes and DJUHDWZD\WRNHHSĂ&#x20AC;VKIUHVKDQGDYRLG problems with forgetting to drain water rivers. The two TV personalities are part of a from your catch,â&#x20AC;? said Bob Wakeman, new campaign being launched by the De- who coordinates aquatic invasive species partment of Natural Resources and part- efforts for the DNR. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re glad to have ners to get more anglers to drain water Joe and Kyle help us get out the message from their live wells and buckets holding on what to do and why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important.â&#x20AC;? Wakeman notes that anglers have high their dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s catch before they leave the shore or the boat landing. Microscopic in- awareness of some rules to avoid spreadYDVLYHVSHFLHVOLNHVSLQ\ZDWHUĂ HDVDQG ing invasive species â&#x20AC;&#x201C; inspecting their zebra mussel larvae may be in the water ERDWVĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJJHDUDQGWUDLOHUIRUSODQWV and animals and pulling off anything and hitch a ride to the next lake. Bucher and Cherek are featured in they see â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but surveys show much lower radio advertisements that air statewide awareness of rules related to draining this month to remind anglers of these water. Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invasive species laws prosteps to drain water and to encourage WKHPWRSXWWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;VKRQLFHDVDZD\WR hibit the transport of lake or river water NHHS WKH Ă&#x20AC;VK IUHVK DQG DYRLG SUREOHPV DQGOLYHĂ&#x20AC;VKRULQRWKHUZRUGVĂ&#x20AC;VKVWLOO

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and again from anglers that they will take time to remove and drain invasive species from their boats just because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right thing to do, and they want to keep lakes healthy for their children. No one wants to bring zebra mussels to a new lake just because they forgot to pull the plug,â&#x20AC;? Seiler said. These are the steps anglers should take every time they leave the water. â&#x20AC;˘ Inspect boats, trailers and equipment. â&#x20AC;˘ Remove all attached aquatic plants and animals. â&#x20AC;˘ Drain all water from boats, vehicles and equipment including live wells and EXFNHWVFRQWDLQLQJĂ&#x20AC;VK Â&#x2021;1HYHUPRYHSODQWVRUOLYHĂ&#x20AC;VKDZD\ from a water body. â&#x20AC;˘ Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. â&#x20AC;˘ Buy minnows from a Wisconsin bait dealer. Leftover minnows can be taken away from any state water and used again on that same water. Leftover minnows may be used on another water body RQO\LIQRODNHRUULYHUZDWHURURWKHUĂ&#x20AC;VK were added to their container. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the DNR


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Application for Retail Class A License to sell fermented wines. To the Town of Milltown, the undersigned: Jeanette Larson Autumn Wines 1385 220th Avenue Milltown, WI 54858 Hereby applies for a Retail Class A License to sell fermented wines from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Dated May 29, 2013 Virgil Hansen, Clerk 585269 42L Town of Milltown WNAXLP


Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages. To the Town Board, Town of Sterling, Polk County, Wis., the undersigned: Donald M. Potting Sr. Donald M. Potting Jr. The Dugout Bar and Grill 2491 240th Street Cushing, WI 54006 Polk County, Wisconsin Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Dated June 5, 2013 Julie Peterson, Clerk 585276 42L Town of Sterling WNAXLP


TOWN OF LUCK BOARD MEETING Tuesday, June 11, 2013 7 p.m., Town Hall Agenda 1. Reading of the minutes 2. Tanya Borg, Shelter Community Action Team 3. Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report 4. Review and pay bills 5. Incident Plan discussion 7. Patrolmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report Any additional Agenda will be posted in the Luck Town Hall and Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. 585356 42L



Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Milltown, the undersigned: Linda LeMere, Agent Five Flags Golf, LLC 1855 145th Street Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Dated May 29, 2013 Virgil Hansen, Clerk 585272 42L Town of Milltown WNAXLP


TOWN OF APPLE RIVER Monthly Town Board Meeting Will Be Held Mon., June 10, At 7 p.m. At The Town Hall, 612 Hwy. 8. Agenda to be posted. Gloria Stokes, Clerk


The Next Meeting Of The Meenon Town Board Will Be Held On Monday, June 10, 2013, 7 p.m., At The Meenon Town Hall Agenda items to include: Board reports, approval of May minutes, treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report, road report, approval of Alcohol and Operator Licenses and approval of bills to be paid. Suzanna M. Eytcheson 585478 42L 32a Meenon Town Clerk


Application for Retail Class A License to sell fermented malt beverages. Submitted to the Town Board, Town of Sterling, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Edward M. Seck, President Jody K. Seck, Secretary Stop-A-Sec Inc. D/B/A Holiday 2460 Old State Road 87 Cushing, WI 54006 Polk County, Wisconsin Hereby applies for a Retail Class A License to sell fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Dated June 5, 2013 Julie Peterson, Clerk 585277 42L Town of Sterling WNAXLP


Application for the retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages to the Town Board, Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wis. The undersigned: Dean Duncan Jedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laker Lounge 24787 Clam Lake Drive Siren, WI 54872 Hereby makes application for Class B Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at: 24787 Clam Lake Drive Siren, WI 54872 Dated May 28, 2013 Mary Hunter, Clerk 585492 42L Town of Siren WNAXLP



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Application for Class A license to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town Board of the Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Countryside Co-op Lori Freitag, Agent Hereby applies for Class A Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, 2527 State Road 35, Luck, Wisconsin. Dated June 3, 2013 Lloyd Nelson, Clerk 585585 42L Town of Luck WNAXLP

Application for Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages. To the Town Board of the Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Evergreen Liquor Inc. Edward and Jody Seck Hereby applies for Class B Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, 2547 Hwy. 35, Luck, Wisconsin. Dated June 3, 2013 Lloyd Nelson, Clerk Town of Luck 585586 42L WNAXLP




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Application for Retail Class B license to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages to the Town Board, Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wis., the undersigned: Jeffrey Pavelka Last Call Bar and Grill 7011 State Road 70 Siren, WI 54872 Hereby makes application for Class B malt beverages and intoxicating liquor license to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at: 7011 State Road 70 East Section 4 Dated May 28, 2013 Mary Hunter, Clerk 585493 42L Town of Siren WNAXLP

Town of Laketown

A planning commission meeting will be on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Cushing Community Center for the purpose of nominating new Board members and to discuss the land transfer from Mathy Construction to the Town of Laketown. 585591 WNAXLP 42L


To the Town Board, Town of Swiss, Burnett County, Wisconsin, the undersigned hereby applies for a license to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014: Retailerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Combination Class B Beer and Liquor License St. Croix Chippewa Indians of WI, Stuart Bearheart, Nancy Matrious, Phyllis Lowe, Agents, St. Croix Casino-Danbury, 30222 Highway 35 & 77, Danbury. The Town Board will consider the application June 11, 2013, at their regular meeting. Dated June 3, 2013 Judith Dykstra, Clerk 585529 42L Town of Swiss WNAXLP


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Application for Class B fermented malt beverages. To the Town Board of the Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Cafe Wren Stephanie Ann Lundeen Hereby applies for Class B fermented malt beverages, from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, 2596 Hwy. 35, Luck, Wisconsin. Dated June 3, 2013 Town of Luck 585584 42L Lloyd Nelson, Clerk WNAXLP


Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and malt beverages. To the Town Board, Town of Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Cynthia Beales Ambelang 3474 115th St. Lewis, WI 54837 Hereby makes application for Class B Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at 3474 115th St., Lewis, Polk County, Wisconsin. Dated May 15, 2013 Betty Knutson, Town Clerk Town of Clam Falls 585496 42L 32a WNAXLP


Application for Class B Retail License to sell Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquors. To the town board of the Town of Meenon, Burnett County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Fishbowl United Sportsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club P.O. Box 318 25490 Highway 35 Webster, WI 54893 Hereby makes application for Class B Retail License to sell Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquors from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at: 25940 State Highway 35 Webster, WI 54893 Dated: June 5, 2013 Suzanna M. Eytcheson Meenon Town Clerk 585480 42L 32a WNAXLP (June 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF James A. Albertson DOD: 12/07/2012 Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 13 PR 41 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth Sept. 22, 1955, and date of death Dec. 7, 2012, was domiciled in Hennepin County, State of Minnesota, with a mailing address of 4225 Northern Road, Deephaven, MN 55331. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate is September 4, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wis., Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar May 22, 2013 Katherine M. Stewart P.O. Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-9081 Bar Number: 1005716 585273 WNAXLP


Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Michelle Schmidt Keith Schmidt Clam Falls Tavern 647 335th Ave./Cty. Rd. I Clam Falls, WI 54837 Hereby make application for Class B Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at 647 335th Ave./Cty. Rd. I, Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. Dated May 15, 2013 Betty Knutson, Town Clerk Town of Clam Falls 585498 42L 32a WNAXLP

(June 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a Wisconsin state chartered credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Bruce A. Campion 8551 Cord Street Northeast Circle Pines, Minnesota 55014, Jessica C. Campion 8551 Cord Street Northeast Circle Pines, Minnesota 55014, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV667 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 March 22, 2013, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: June 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of SE 1/4), Section Nine (9), Township Thirty-six (36) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said 80 acres; thence East 359 feet to point of beginning; thence North 789 feet; thence East 961 feet to the East line of said 80 acres; thence South to the Southeast corner of said 80 acres; thence West to point of beginning. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 1525 280th Avenue, Luck, Wisconsin). Dated: May 28, 2013. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI JELLUM, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16503 585274 WNAXLP


Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Milltown, the undersigned: Carl Holmgren, Agent United VFW Post #6856 1503 200th Avenue Milltown, WI 54858 Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Dated May 29, 2013 Virgil Hansen, Clerk 585271 42L Town of Milltown WNAXLP (May 29, June 5, 12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-BCI Plaintiff vs. JAMES W. LINDGREN; KRISTINE M. LINDGREN F/K/A KRISTINE M. PAUTSCH; CUMBERLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND EXTENDED CARE UNIT, INC.; CAPITAL ONE BANK USA; GRAZZINI BROTHERS AND COMPANY; Defendants NOTICE OF ADJOURNED SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Case No. 12 CV 17 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 13, 2012, in the amount of $149,365.57, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. ADJOURNED TIME: June 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The North 15 Acres of the Southeast 1/4 of Southeast 1/4, Section 30, Township 35 North of Range 16 West. A nd a perpetual easement over and across the driveway as now used and traveled for access to South 25 Acres of Southeast 1/4 Section 30, 3516. TAX KEY NO.: 026-01245-0000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1913 W. Bone Lake Dr., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810. Christina M. Putman State Bar No. 1075422 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St. Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 584765 WNAXLP


Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating malt beverages. To the Town Board, Town of Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Laura Alberg, Agent Shooterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LLC 1161 Main Avenue Lewis, WI 54837 Hereby makes application for Class B Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at 1161 Main Avenue, Lewis, Polk County, Wisconsin. Dated May 15, 2013 Betty Knutson, Town Clerk Town of Clam Falls 585500 42L 32a WNAXLP


Application for the retail sale of Class A license to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages to the Town Board, Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Yourchuckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Video Inc. Joseph Yourchuck, President Amanda Jo Yourchuck, Vice President JoAnn M. Yourchuck, Secretary/Treasuer 24537 Hwy. 35/70 North Siren, WI 54872

Hereby makes application for Class A malt beverages and intoxicating liquor. License to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at: 24537 Hwy. 35/70 North Section 5 Siren, WI 54872 Dated May 28, 2013 Mary Hunter, Clerk 585494 42L Town of Siren WNAXLP

(May 29, June 5, 12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CAROL A. ANDERSON Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 13 PR 35 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth June 13, 1932, and date of death April 30, 2013, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of Sophies Manor Assisted Living, 300 Michigan Avenue, Centuria, WI 54824 3. The application will be heard at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 500, before Jenell L. Anderson, Probate Registrar, on June 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate is August 30, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Office of Register in Probate, Polk County Courthouse, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 600. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar May 20, 2013 Steven J. Swanson Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3786 Bar Number: 1003029 584763 WNAXLP




Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and malt beverages. To the Town Board, Town of Clam Falls, Polk County, Wis. The undersigned: Patty Fredericks, Agent Sundown Saloon Inc. 3508 Highway 35 Lewis, WI 54837 Hereby makes application for Class B Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at 3508 Highway 35, Lewis, Polk County, Wisconsin. Dated May 15, 2013 Betty Knutson, Town Clerk Town of Clam Falls 585502 42L 32a WNAXLP

(June 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Raymond Alton Linden Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 13-PR-45 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth May 20, 1924, and date of death April 16, 2013, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 304 8th Ave. E. #112, Osceola, WI 54020. 3. The application will be heard at the Polk County Courthouse, 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 500, before Jenell L. Anderson, Probate Registrar, on July 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate is September 16, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, Room 500. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4859238 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar May 31, 2013 Todd H. Anderson Attorney at Law P.O. Box 507 Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-5365 585544 Bar #1012132 WNAXLP

(May 22, 29, June 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT Polk COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S & C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. John M. Wright, Denise Wright, Integrity Mutual Insurance Company, Capital One Bank USA, NA, and State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 12 CV 772 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered March 12, 2013, in the amount of $44,530.16, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: June 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: The front lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 and Outlot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 821, recorded in Volume 4 of CSM, page 67, Document No. 406254, being located in Lot 137 of the Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plat of the City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. ALSO that part of McKenney Street vacated in Resolution recorded on July 31, 1981, in Volume 439, page 912, as Document No. 407799. EXCEPTING THEREFROM that part contained in Award of Damages recorded December 9, 1993, in Volume 621, page 650, as Document No. 514951. Said land being in the City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, WI, PID: 281001175-0000. The common address is for reference purposes only. Peter Johnson Polk County Sheriff Drafted by: ECKBERG, LAMMERS, BRIGGS, WOLFF & VIERLING, PLLP Nicholas J. Vivian (#1047165) Amanda E. Prutzman (#1060975) Attorneys for Plaintiff 430 Second Street Hudson, WI 54016 (715) 386-3733 Eckberg Lammers is attempting to collect a debt on our clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. If you are currently in bankruptcy or have been discharged in bankruptcy, this is not an attempt to collect the debt from you personally. 584324 WNAXLP

Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Milltown, the undersigned: James Glasspoole, Agent Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Rec, LLC 2378A State Road 35 Milltown, WI 54858 Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Dated May 29, 2013 Virgil Hansen, Clerk 585270 42L Town of Milltown WNAXLP Application for retail Class B license to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages to the Town Board, Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Yourchuckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Video Inc. Joseph Yourchuck, President Amanda Yourchuck, Vice President JoAnn Yourchuck, Secretary/Treasuer 24467 Hwy. 35/70 North Siren, WI 54872 Hereby makes application for Class B beverages and intoxicating liquor. License to be used from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, at the place of business located at: Lakeview Event Center 24467 Hwy. 35/70 North Section 5 Siren, WI 54872 Dated May 28, 2013 Mary Hunter, Clerk Town of Siren 585495 WNAXLP

3$*(,17(5&2817</($'(51(:66(&7,21$-81( (May 22, 29, June 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF9, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF9 Plaintiff vs. KEITH W. TOBER; JENNIFER G. TOBER; ANCHORBANK F/K/A S&C BANK; WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION; QUALLE BEAR DAY CARE; ST. CROIX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Case No. 11 CV 631 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 5, 2012, in the amount of $184,758.09, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot Three (3) of Certified Survey Map No. 3284, recorded in Volume 15 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 51, Document No. 607665, located in the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, (SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4) of Section 20, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wis. TAX KEY NO.: 040-00536-0130. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2002 170th St., Milltown, Wisconsin 54858. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 584074 WNAXLP (June 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff vs. ERICA RHODE A/K/A ERICA L. RHODE; MARY E. HANSEN; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Case No. 12 CV 734 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 11, 2013, in the amount of $52,081.75, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1133, recorded in the Polk County Registry, in Volume 5 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 123, being a part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 24, Township 36 North, Range 15 West. (In the Town of McKinley), Polk County, Wisconsin. Manufactured home describe as used 1979; Rollohome; Single-wide; Serial No. 34117; 68XL4, which is affixed and attached to the land and is part of the real property. TAX KEY NO.: 038-00544-0000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 19 260th Ave., Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 585275 WNAXLP


The Town of Laketown is requesting bids for the following projects: 1. Pave approximately one mile of 260th Ave. from 180th St. to 190th St. 2. Chip seal 220th St. from County N to County B. 3. Chip seal 202 St. 4. Crack seal 180th St. from 265th Ave. to County B and 265th Ave. from 180th St. to 190th St. For job specifications, please contact Merle at 715-648-5557. Sealed bids may be mailed to Pat Gustafson at 2773 230th Street, Cushing, WI 54006 and will be opened at the regular June 25, 2013, Town Board meeting. 585592 WNAXLP 42L

REQUEST FOR ROAD RESURFACING BIDS Town of Balsam Lake Polk County, Wisconsin

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Balsam Lake is accepting bids for resurfacing following locations in the Town of Balsam Lake: (1) 140th Ave. 160th Street to 180th Street grind and resurface with 2â&#x20AC;? hot/cold blacktop. For information and specifications please call Brad Mabry at 715485-3844. All bids to be considered must be received by 5 p.m. June 17, 2013. Please mail or deliver your bid to: Town of Balsam Lake, c/o Brad Mabry, 1493 160th Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. Bids will be opened at the regular meeting of the Town Board to be held on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 7 p.m. The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any, any part of, and/or all bids and further reserves the right to award the bid in the best interest of the Town of Balsam Lake. Brian R. Masters, Clerk 585633 42-43L

(May 22, 29, June 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND Plaintiff vs. TIMOTHY J. GREANER; RENEE M. GREANER; WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Case No. 12 CV 81 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 13, 2012, in the amount of $54,188.84, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 13, 2013, at 10:00 am TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot Forty-five (45) of the Plat of Balsam Forest, according to the official plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds in and for Polk County, Wisconsin, located in Government Lots 7 and 8, Section One (1), Township Thirty-four (34) North, Range Seventeen (17) West. TAX KEY NO.: 006-01178-0000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1718 E. Forest Circle, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Ste. 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 583961 WNAXLP

(May 22, 29, June 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff vs. KEITH A. KRUMM; TRACY L. KRUMM; MIDLAND FUNDING; DISCOVER BANK; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Case No. 12 CV 000394 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 24, 2012, in the amount of $184,118.36, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 23 of Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Addition to the Village of Osceola, being part of Outlot 166, of the Village of Osceola; said lots being located in and comprising part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 27, Township 33 North, Range 19 West. TAX KEY NO.: 165-00749-0000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 503 Saratoga Avenue, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 583952 WNAXLP

BOARD MEETINGS SIREN SANITARY DISTRICT SIREN TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING The meeting for the Siren Sanitary District will be held on June 13, 2013, at the Siren Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following the Sanitary District Board Meeting the Siren Town Board Meeting will be held at approximately 6:45 p.m. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk 715-349-5119 585482 42L WNAXLP

(June 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb, Plaintiff, vs. Mason Investment Group, LLC and North Star Bank, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 12CV576 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Molly E. GaleWyrick PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered January 3, 2013, in the amount of $106,209.19, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: July 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lobby Area of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. DESCRIPTION: The East 120 feet of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 11, Original Plat of the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 203 3rd Avenue, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. The common address is for reference purposes only. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff ECKBERG, LAMMERS, BRIGGS, WOLFF & VIERLING, PLLP Nicholas J. Vivian (#1047165) Amanda E. Prutzman (#1060975) Attorney for Plaintiff 430 Second Street Hudson, WI 54016 585359 715-386-3733 WNAXLP

HELP WANTED Siding & Roofers Experience preferred.


Engstromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Siding & Window

To All Residents Of Daniels Township, Burnett Co., WI

At the 2013 Annual Meeting held April 16, 2013, a motion was made and seconded to form a committee to undertake a feasibility study of Daniels Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future needs and create a long-range plan. Volunteers are needed to be on the committee. Please call Liz Simonsen, Clerk, at 715-349-2291 if 585539 42L interested.


Activity Aide Part Time, 52.50 Hrs./Pay Period 11:30 a.m. To 7:30 p.m. With Every Other Weekend Deadline To Apply: June 14, 2013

(May 29, June 5, 12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. RANDY SCHALLENBERGER, et al. Defendants Case No. 13 CV 115 NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 19, 2013, in the amount of $63,208.62, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the premises described below at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: June 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? and subject to all legal liens, encumbrances, and payment of applicable transfer taxes. PLACE: In the Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis., 54810 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The South 135 feet of Lot 4, Block 13, Second Addition to Lawson City, Village of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin, Except the South 75 feet of the East 140 feet thereof. ADDRESS: 115 North Main Street, Luck, WI 54853. TAX KEY NO: 146-00168-0000 Dated this 25th day of April, 2013. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Mark R. Cummisford, State Bar # 1034906 6508 South 27th St., Suite #6 Oak Creek, WI 53154 414-761-1700 Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC, is the creditorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 584620 WNAXLP

The regular Monthly Village Board Meeting will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W. Agenda will be posted at the Village Hall. Kristi Swanson 585284 42L Clerk



C.N.A. - Golden Age Manor Part-time position available for every other weekend Night shift (10:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.) Deadline To Apply: Open until filled

NOTICE OF MEETING Village of Frederic


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Pursuant to School Board Policy #204, the Siren Board of Education is seeking applicants to appoint a successor for Cate Haymanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vacated school board seat. The length of this appointment would be July 2013 until April of 2014. District residents interested in this position should pick up an application at the District Office of the Siren Schools. Applications should be returned to the 585518 42-43L District Secretary by June 17, 2013, at 3 p.m.


$13.12/hr. + shift differential .40 for pms & .50 for nocs

YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our website at, Golden Age Manor ONLY Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, or Golden Age Manor, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery, or by calling 715-485-9176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 585618 42L

HELP WANTED Paid Position As Organist And/Or Pianist At Peace Lutheran Church In Dresser, WI

This person would accompany our Sunday Worship Services every other week as scheduled. Two services (8:30 & 10:45 a.m.) September - May and one service (9:00 a.m.) in the summer months. Please send a letter of interest to Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 655, Dresser, WI 54009. 585164 31dp 42Lp Attention: Worship Ministry.


FOR SALE BY SEALED BID Small Ford E350 Gas Bus

Endeavors Adult Development Center, Inc. 101 150th Street Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Envelope must be clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sealed Bid.â&#x20AC;? Bids are due by noon on June 21.

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Odometer: 106,855, with one wheelchair lift. Seats 9 or 7+ 1 wheelchair. Vehicle has had regular maintenance. No minimum bid. Vehicle available for on-site inspection at address below on Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Questions may be directed to Bonnie Richardson at 715-485-8757, leave message for return call. Send bids to:


NOTICE TOWN OF DANIELS MONTHLY BOARD MEETING The Monthly Town Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 7 p.m., at Daniels Town Hall. Township residents invited. AGENDA: Minutes & Treasurer Report; insurance quotes; approve liquor licenses; road tour report; payment of town bills; and any other business properly brought before board. Agenda will be posted at Daniels Town Hall 24 hours before meeting. Visit Daniels Township website, 585538 42L Liz Simonsen, Clerk


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

Notice is hereby given that the following applications have been received by the Town of Eureka, Polk County, WI, for renewal of beer and/or liquor licenses for the ensuing year ending June 30, 2014. CHATEAU ST. CROIX WINERY & VINEYARD LLC, Laura M. Chamberlin, agent, for a Combination â&#x20AC;&#x153;Class Bâ&#x20AC;? beer and liquor license, 1998A State Road 87, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. KJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EUREKA BAR, INC., Kevin M. Austad, agent, for a Combination â&#x20AC;&#x153;Class Bâ&#x20AC;? beer and liquor license, 2396 210th Avenue, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. LYN-MARC OF CHISAGO CITY, INC., dba The Edgetown Tavern, Timothy Peterson, agent, for a Combination â&#x20AC;&#x153;Class Bâ&#x20AC;? beer and liquor license, 2087 State Highway 35, Milltown, WI 54858. SJW HAINES LLC, dba River Roads Wolf Creek Bar, Juliette M. Haines, agent, for a Combination â&#x20AC;&#x153;Class Bâ&#x20AC;? beer and liquor license, 2387 River Road, 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 Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7 p.m., at the Eureka Town Hall. Melody Jacobs, Town Clerk 585589 42L 32d WNAXLP




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

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


Notice is hereby given that the following have applied for alcohol beverage licenses: D&M KOEPP, INC., P.O. Box 582, Frederic, WI 54837 CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer & Liquor; at SKOL BAR, 135 Oak St. W. DALE & JEANNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INC., P.O. Box 545, Frederic, WI 54837 CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer & Liquor; at PIONEER BAR, 119 Oak St. W. DOLGENCORP, LLC, 100 Mission Ridge, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 - CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer & Liquor; at DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #11710, 211 Wisconsin Ave. S. ELIASCO, INC., 215 Wisconsin Ave. N., Frederic, WI 54837 CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer, at FREDERIC STOP, 215 Wisconsin Ave. N. FREDERIC D&H, INC., 21952 Spirit Lake Access Rd., Frederic, WI 54873 - CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer & Liquor; at FREDERIC GROCERY, 120 Oak. St. W. FREDERIC COUNTRY CLUB, 905 Wisconsin Ave. S., Frederic, WI 54837 - CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer & Liquor; at FREDERIC GOLF COURSE, 905 Wis. Ave. S. HACKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANES INC., P.O. Box 45, Frederic, WI 54837 CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer & Liquor; at HACKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANES, 413 Wisconsin Ave. S. LARSON & ANDERSON INC., 101 Oak Street W., Frederic, WI 54837 - CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer, at BEANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COUNTRY GRIDDLE, 101 Oak St. W. LEIBKE TRANSMISSION, INC., 1608 Little Butternut Lake Ln., Luck, WI 54853, - CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer & Liquor; at FREDERIC LIQUOR, 209 Wisconsin Ave. N. SSG CORPORATION, 512 Second St., Hudson, WI 54016 CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer, at SSG HOLIDAY, 410 Wisconsin Ave. S. These applications will be considered for approval at the regular Village Board meeting to be held June 10, 2013. Kristi Swanson, Village Clerk 585560 42L WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following applications have been received by the undersigned Village Clerk for Liquor Licenses for the ensuing year ending June 30, 2014. Merlin Nelson for Combination Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer License and Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Intoxicating Liquor License at his place of business known as LUCK-E-TAVERN & SUPPER CLUB located at 211 Main Street, Luck, Wis. Cris Moore for Combination Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer License and Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Intoxicating Liquor License at his place of business known as BON TON LLC, located at 212 Main Street, Luck, Wis. Kent W. Petersen/Ash-Whit L.L.C. for Combination Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer License and Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Intoxicating Liquor License at his place of business known as THE BOTTLE SHOP, located at 100 South Main Street, Luck, Wis. Huppert Family LLC by Benjamin Huppert for Combination Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer License and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Class Bâ&#x20AC;? Liquor License at the business known as BENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NORTHERN BAR, 105 S. Main Street, Luck, Wis. Bob McCann and Chuck Torrance, for Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer License at their place of business known as LUCK COUNTRY CLUB, INC., located at 1520 South Shore Drive, Luck, Wis. Chanda H. Elliott for Combination Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer License and Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Intoxicating Liquor License at her place of business known as WAYNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FOODS PLUS located at 151 Butternut Avenue, Luck, Wis. Edward M. and Jody K. Seck for Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Beer License at their place of business known as HOLIDAY STATIONSTORE, located at Highway 35 and 48 in Luck, Wis. Jeff Hulett for Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Beer License and Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? Wine License at his place of business known as OAKWOOD INN, located at 12 Robertson Road, Luck, Wis. Notice is further given that the Village Board, Village of Luck, will meet in session on June 12, 2013, to act on the above applications. 585561 42L WNAXLP Cindy Peterson, Village Clerk

Position: Executive Secretary Terms: Permanent, Twelve-Month Position The executive secretary is responsible for assisting the district administration in carrying out all functions of the Board of Education and school district operations. This is a salaried position that will require occasional work outside of a typical forty-hour week, including some evenings. Major responsibilities include preparation of school board agendas and minutes, assisting with payroll and other financial operations, data entry, handling confidential personnel records and day-to-day receptionist and clerical duties. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally professional, personable, highly confidential, dedicated and trustworthy. Preferred qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ Associate Degree - Administrative Assistant or Equivalent â&#x20AC;˘ Experience with Payroll, Accounting or Human Resources â&#x20AC;˘ Exceptional Oral and Written Communication Skills Interested applicants may apply by sending a letter of application, resume, transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Scott Johnson, District Administrator, School District of Siren, 24022 4th Ave., Siren, WI 54872. Application deadline: June 14, 2013. 585520 42-43L 32a Please do not email applications.

NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING PAYROLL/ACCOUNTING CLERK Position: Unity School District is hiring a full-time, 12-month contract Payroll/Accounting Clerk. This position will be responsible for the automated timekeeping system and processing of employee payroll. This position will also be responsible for accounts payable and purchasing functions and will monitor and document worker and unemployment compensation and employee leaves. Qualifications: Applicant must possess excellent interpersonal skills and collaboration as part of the District Office team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Personnel confidentiality. Strong technology skills including Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency. Working knowledge of insurance including: Health, workers compensation and unemployment compensation. Requirements: Minimum of three yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience with payroll, accounting and/or bookkeeping experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A strong understanding of math and finances. Position requires candidate to be highly organized, accurate and detail oriented; strong communication skills and a customer-focused, team-orientation are critical to success in this position. Preference given to candidates with technical degree or further training. How to Apply: Qualified, interested persons should apply by sending a letter of interest, resume, District application (available at and 2 letters of recommendation to: Brandon W. Robinson, Superintendent Unity School District 1908 150th Street/Hwy. 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Deadline: June 11, 2013 E.O.E. - Unity School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. 585570 42L 32a,d

TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS, POLK COUNTY, WIS. PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF HEARING June 12, 2013 The Town of St. Croix Falls Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Town Hall at 1305 200th Street & U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, WI. Written evidence, testimony or comments, if any, must be delivered in person or by mail to the Town Hall. Bob Stein requests a special exception to allow an outside storage of vehicles and boats in the Commercial District. The property address is 1494 State Road 35, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. The property is located in section 24, parcel number 044-00579-0100. Jim Alt, Zoning Administrator 584969 41-42L


The Town of West Sweden is accepting sealed bids to gravel 175th St. starting at 340th Ave. going toward Cty. W and 350th Ave. starting at 175th St. toward 180th St. The length to be graveled will be 9,387 feet by 20 feet. Bid 5,000 tons of 3/4-inch road gravel placed on road. Bid price per ton in place. Bids will be opened on June 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. For more information, contact Chairman Simon Nelson at 715-566-3055 or highway patrolman Kevin Taylor at 715371-1002. The Town of West Sweden reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Please mail bids to Andrea Lundquist, 1535 345th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837. Andrea Lundquist, Clerk 585427 42-43L WNAXLP Town of West Sweden


The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view the sites and reconvene at 12:00 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 12:00 p.m. when the Board reconvenes at the Government Center.) ALBERT HOGAN requests a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to replace a patio less than 75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the ordinary high-water mark. Property affected is: 704 Bear Trap Ln., Lot 4, CSM #2531, located in Lots 28+ 29, Manitou Point, Sec. 31/T33N/R16W, Town of Lincoln, Bear Trap Lake (class 1). FIVE FLAGS GOLF, LLC requests a special exception to Article 8D1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to construct a duplex. Property affected is: Pt. of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 34/T35N/R17W, Town of Milltown, pond (class 3). VALLEY LAND COMPANY requests a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to replace a deck less than 75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the ordinary high-water mark. Property affected is: 2144 West Bone Lake Dr., Lot 4, CSM #4280, Sec. 18/T35N/R16W, Town of Georgetown, Bone Lake (class 584984 41-42L WNAXLP 1).

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Grantsburg School District June 2013

Job Title High School Guidance Counselor Job Description Full-time high school guidance counselor commencing for the 2013 - 2014 school year, 100% FTE. Qualifications 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 counseling field are beneficial. Strong references for this position are essential. We are looking for someone with a high degree of communication skills who can interact effectively with students, parents and staff. Well-developed counseling skills for individual and group work are necessary. The candidate should have the ability to develop and deliver a quality high school guidance curriculum and be willing to continue developing and implementing a districtwide comprehensive school counseling program. This person will be the testing administrator for the district. We are looking for someone who will focus on being a team player with the administrative staff and other district counselors. Some teaching experience and certification would be an added asset. The candidate should possess the skills necessary to conduct annual Individual Student and Parent Educational and Career Planning conferences at various grade levels. Requirements We are seeking applicants with certification or eligibility for WI Certification DPI Code 54 or 966 Professional School Counselor. Applicants need to be prepared to deal with aspects of the personal, social and academic needs of high school students. Applicants should posses 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. How to Apply Send letter of application, resume, credentials (3 current letters of recommendation and transcripts) and a copy of license by June 17, 2013. Please include your email address as further communication will be via email. Contact Stan Marczak, Principal Grantsburg High School 480 East James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 715-463-2531 Website: 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. 585588 42-43L



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said district change to be recorded on the Zoning District map of the Town of Laketown, which is on file in the office of the Polk County Zoning Administrator pursuant to Article 18C of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage & Publication. Submitted and sponsored by the Land Information Committee: Craig Moriak, Herschel Brown, Kim A. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, Warren Nelson and James Edgell. Reviewed and recommended by Dana Frey, County Administrator Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on May 21, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 18-13: Resolution To Grant A Zoning District Change And To Amend Zoning District Map For The Town Of Laketown, by unanimous vote vote. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2013, at Polk County, Wisconsin. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Res. 18-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 18-13, Resolution To Grant A Zoning District Change And To Amend Zoning District Map For The Town Of Laketown. Motion (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell/Brown) to approve said resolution. Supvr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell addressed the resolution. Chairman called for a vote on motion to adopt Resolution 18-13, to Grant A Zoning District Change And To Amend Zoning District Map For The Town of Laketown. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.


Chairman Johnson called the regular May 21, 2013, meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors to order at 6:30 p.m. Chairman Johnson recognized the County Clerk for purposes of receiving evidence of proper notice. The Board was informed that notice of the agenda was properly posted in three public buildings, published in the county paper and posted on the county website the week of May 15, 2013. Chairman Johnson recognized Corporation Counsel Jeffrey Fuge for purposes of receiving legal opinion with respect to sufficiency of notice. The County Board received the verbal opinion of Corporation Counsel that the advance written notice posted and published as described by the clerk satisfied the applicable provisions of Wisconsin Open Meetings Law and the applicable procedural provisions of the Polk County Board Rules of Order. Chairman Johnson recognized the County Clerk for purposes of taking roll call. Roll call was taken with 21 members present. Supvr. Masters was excused from the meeting and Supvr. Cockroft was absent. Chairman Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Supvr. Kienholz led the County Board in a time of reflection. Chairman Johnson called for a motion to approve the consent agenda as published. Motion (Jepsen/Brown) to approve the consent agenda, as published. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion to approve consent agenda, carried by unanimous voice vote. Time was given for public comment; none given. Chairman Johnson presented the Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report. Time was given for committee questions and answers by the board members. None were received. Finance Director Maggie Wickre presented the quarterly county finance report. Administrator Frey presented the Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report. Chairman Johnson called on Polk County Register of Deeds Laurie Anderson and Property Lister Deb Johnson to explain the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) to the board.


RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM DESIGNATION FOR PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO REQUEST COVERAGE UNDER LEGAL LOSS PREVENTION SERVICES ENDORSEMENT OF WISCONSIN COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE CORPORATION LIABILITY POLICIES TO THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE POLK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, the County of Polk maintains its liability insurance policies through Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation (WCMIC); and WHEREAS, said policies contain an endorsement, Legal Loss Prevention Services Endorsement (WCMIC-End 3024 (10/10)) that allows the County of Polk to utilize WCMIC financial resources for certain legal expenses that are unrelated to claims against the County thereby reducing the cost to the County on the outlay toward legal expenses; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 45-11, the Polk County Board of Supervisors designated certain authorized persons to request coverage on behalf the County of Polk as provided under the Legal Loss Prevention Services Endorsement; and WHEREAS, WCMIC has updated the Legal Loss Prevention Services Endorsement form, requiring the County of Polk to confirm the authorized designation required under the updated endorsement form. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors designates William F. Johnson IV, County Board Chair; Dana Frey, County Administrator; and Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel, as authorized designees for the purposes of requesting utilization of the Legal Loss Prevention Services Endorsement (WCMIC-End 3024 (10/10)) on behalf of the County of Polk. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with procedures established by WCMIC for requesting coverage under the legal loss prevention services endorsement, said county officers shall provide his signature on the face of this resolution. Signatures of Authorized Designees As Required By The Endorsement: William F. Johnson, Dana Frey and Jeffrey B. Fuge. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk is directed to file a certified copy of this resolution with requisite signatures of designated county officers to Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation, c/o: Aegis Corporation, General Administrator, 18550 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: Passage. Effective date: Upon Passage Submitted and sponsored by: Dana Frey. Reviewed and recommended by Dana Frey, County Administrator Reviewed, approved as to form and recommended by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on May 21, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 19-13: Resolution To Confirm Designation For Persons Authorized To Request Coverage Under Legal Loss Prevention Services Endorsement Of Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Liability Policies, by unanimous vote vote. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2013, at Polk County, Wisconsin. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Dated: May 21, 2013 Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: May 21, 2013 Res. 19-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 19-13, Resolution To Confirm Designation For Persons Authorized To Request Coverage Under Legal Loss Prevention Services Endorsement Of Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Liability Policies. Motion (Jepsen/ Moriak) to approve said resolution. Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge addressed the resolution. Chairman called for a vote on motion to adopt Resolution 19-13, Resolution To Confirm Designation For Persons Authorized To Request Coverage Under Legal Loss Prevention Services Endorsement Of Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Liability Policies. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.


RESOLUTION TO GRANT A ZONING DISTRICT CHANGE AND TO AMEND ZONING DISTRICT MAP FOR THE TOWN OF LAKETOWN TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF POLK WISCONSIN: WHEREAS, Mathy Construction Company has petitioned the Polk County Board of Supervisors requesting that a parcel of real estate be rezoned General Purpose District, thereby removing said parcel from the Wetland District; and WHEREAS, the Town Board of Laketown has not objected to said District Change; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 9 a.m., at the Polk County Government Center by the Land Information Committee of the Polk County Board of Supervisors as required by the provisions of Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69 (5) (e) regarding said District Change; and WHEREAS, at said public hearing no objections were filed with regard to said proposed Zoning District Change; and WHEREAS, the Land Information Committee of the Polk County Board of Supervisors has reviewed said proposed Zoning District Change and has recommended that the Polk County Board of Supervisors grant said proposed change. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors grant the proposed zoning change. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.69(5)(e), the Polk County Board of Supervisors does hereby amend the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to provide that the following described parcel of real estate be removed from the Wetland District and be rezoned in the General Purpose District: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 12/T36N/R18W, Town of Laketown, County of Polk, State of Wisconsin (8,618 sq. ft., see attachment).â&#x20AC;?


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RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2013 BUDGET - AUTHORIZATION OF DESIGNATION, CARRYOVER, TRANSFER AND REAPPROPRIATION OF SPECIFIED FUNDS FROM 2012 TO 2013 TO THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE POLK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: WHEREAS, events occur after the adoption of the Annual Budget that affect various program activities and their appropriations for a given budget year; and WHEREAS, some of the programs, projects and activities that were planned for the 2012 budget year did not take place, were not completed or are ongoing and it is appropriate and necessary to carry over the appropriation for same into the next budget year; and WHEREAS, the Finance Manager has compiled a list designating those programs, projects, activities and corresponding 2012 funds that should be carried forward and reappropriated in the 2013 budget; and WHEREAS, the Finance Committee and the County Administrator have reviewed the requests and recommend that the designation, carryover and reappropriation requests be approved; and WHEREAS, Wisconsin statutes and county policies authorize and require that the county board take official action to authorize the designation, carryover and reappropriation of funds; and WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes section 65.90 and sound financial practice requires that such carryover designations be recorded in the official books of the County; and WHEREAS, any additional items or adjustments that may be required at the completion of the County's external audit will be brought to the County Board in a separate resolution at the conclusion of the fieldwork of the external audit. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Polk County Board of Supervisors that the 2012 ending fund balance for the Polk County Aging Program in the sum of $57,772.83 be transferred to the General Fund. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that $115,000 of the ending fund balance for the Lime Quarry for the year ended on December 31, 2012, be assigned and carried



Notice is hereby given that the Town of Swiss Board will receive sealed bids until the bid opening at the Town of Swiss Monthly Town Board Meeting held at 7 p.m. on June 11, 2013, at the Swiss Town Hall, 7551 Main Street, Danbury, for the following: Project 1: Pulverize, gravel and pave approximately 2.37 miles of Minerva Road from State Highway 35 to township line at Hayden Lake Road. Subgravel base will be 4â&#x20AC;? compacted and 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide, blacktop surface will be 2-1/2â&#x20AC;? compacted and 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide. Two-foot shoulders, or as permitted, to be included and completed approximately 6-8 weeks after blacktop has cured. Project 2: Pulverize, gravel and pave approximately .68 mile of Minerva Landing Road from Minerva Road to its termination. Subgravel base will be 4â&#x20AC;? compacted and 26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide. Blacktop surface will be 2-1/2â&#x20AC;? compacted and 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide. Two-foot shoulders to be included and completed approximately 6-8 weeks after blacktop has cured. Some reconstruction required near termination. Project 3: Crack seal and patch as required and resurface with 1â&#x20AC;? micro overlay and 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide on Flowage Drive from Minerva Road east approximately .7 mile. Separate bid amounts required for each of the following: (a) grinding for projects 1 and 2, (b) loading/hauling gravel for projects 1 and 2 and reconstruction for project 2, (c) blacktop for project 1, (d) blacktop for project 2, (e) shouldering for projects 1 and 2, and (f) project 3. Mail sealed bids marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road Bidsâ&#x20AC;? to Town of Swiss, P.O. Box 157, Danbury, WI 54830. Separate bids may be mailed in one envelope. Questions may be directed to George Costello at 715-656-3030. All distances to be verified by bidders. All permits to be included by successful bidder. All gravel to be supplied by Town of Swiss to be trucked from its Airfield Road pit. Subgravel base will be leveled by the Town of Swiss. Compacting of subgravel base will be provided by successful bidder. Bid at hot mix with a deduct for warm mix. Sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the monthly board meeting. Contractors awarded bids will be required to provide certificate of insurance for duration of the project to be completed in 2013. The town board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities and information therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of the Town of Swiss. Judith Dykstra, Town Clerk May 24, 2013 584979 41-42L WNAXLP

FREDERIC SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION Regular Meeting Public Notice District Board 6 - 12 School Monday, June 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

1. Call to Order 2. Approve Agenda 3. Reports of Officers A. Minutes from previous meetings B. Invoices and receipts C. Budget D. Board Member Reports/Governance 4. Persons Requesting an Audience with the Board 5. Administrative Reports A. District Administrator B. Middle/High School C. Elementary School D. Building and Grounds E. Food Service 6. New Business A. Personnel 1. Resignations/Retirements 2. Contracts B. Policy Review C. Adoption of 2013 - 2014 Budget D. Technology Infrastructure - Upgrades Recommendation of Partners E. District Maintenance Projects F. Recommended Financing Proposals for Technology and Maintenance Projects G. District Insurance Plans 2013 - 2014 H. Bell Schedules and Instructional Minutes 7. Closed Session: Wisconsin Statutes: 19.85 (1) (c) (f) (i): Personnel 8. Business as a Result of Closed Session 9. Adjourn 585619 42L

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forward for the year ending December 31, 2013, and appropriated for capital outlay. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following appropriations from the General Fund that were unexpended on December 31, 2012, be assigned and reappropriated for the year ending December 31, 2013, and that the 2013 budget be amended accordingly: Department of Administration: $18,000 remaining from a 2012 carryover balance for Professional Services (financial software); and Employee Relations: $7,500 remaining from a 2012 carryover balance for Professional Services (human resources software). BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that the adopted 2013 budget be amended as follows: Lime Quarry: Under Revenues, Public Charge for Services, strike â&#x20AC;&#x153;$565,300â&#x20AC;? and insert â&#x20AC;&#x153;$574,502â&#x20AC;? under Expenditures, Capital Outlay, strike â&#x20AC;&#x153;$90,798â&#x20AC;? and insert â&#x20AC;&#x153;$115,000,â&#x20AC;? under Expenditures insert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transfers, $100,000â&#x20AC;? and amend the totals accordingly. Department of Administration, Asset Protection and Internal Investment Fund: Under Expenditures, Capital Outlay, strike â&#x20AC;&#x153;$469,751â&#x20AC;? and insert â&#x20AC;&#x153;$432,751â&#x20AC;? and amend the totals accordingly. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Finance Manager is directed to record such information in the official books of the County for the year ended December 31, 2012, and for the year ending December 31, 2013, as may be required. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk cause to be published in conformity with state statutes a Class 1 notice of amendment to the 2013 budget as herein authorized, in the Inter-County Leader within 10 days following adoption. Funding amount and source: Carries over the amounts specified from the 2012 budget the 2013 budget and amends the 2013 annual budget as stated and reduces the appropriation to the Lime Quarry from the Asset Protection and Internal Investment Fund. Finance Committee Recommendation: Outstanding Upon Distribution to County Board. Effective date: Upon Passage and Publication pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 65.90(5)(a). Date Submitted to County Board: May 21, 2013. Submitted and sponsored by: Dana Frey. Reviewed and recommended by Dana Frey, County Administrator Reviewed and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on May 21, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 20-13: Resolution To Amend 2013 Budget - Authorization Of Designation, Carryover, Transfer and Reappropriation Of Specified Funds From 2012 to 2013, by unanimous vote vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Dated: May 21, 2013 Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: May 21, 2013 Res. 20-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 20-13, Resolution To Amend 2013 Budget - Authorization Of Designation, Carryover, Transfer And Reappropriation Of Specified Funds From 2012 To 2013. Motion (Brown/Bergstrom) to approve said resolution. Administrator Frey addressed the resolution. Chairman called for a vote on motion to adopt Resolution 20-13, Resolution To Amend 2013 Budget - Authorization Of Designation, Carryover, Transfer And Reapproprlation Of Specified Funds From 2012 to 2013. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.

WHEREAS, the transfer of said property would be in the interest of the County, remove the encroachment and allow for continued safe use of the Clear Lake-Clayton County Trail; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.52(6)(c), the Polk County Board of Supervisors may authorize the transfer by private sale county lands which have been acquired by purchase and which have been determined no longer necessary to be held for a public purpose; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee has recommended that the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopt a resolution that authorizes the sale and transfer of the subject property. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that with respect to the subject property consisting of 0.16 acre and legally described as: "A parcel of land located in Government Lot 1 of Section 27, Township 33 North, Range 15 West, Town of Clayton, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the east 1/4 Corner of said Section 27; thence N. 00Ë&#x161;44â&#x20AC;&#x2122;32â&#x20AC;?E, along the east line of said Government Lot 1, 923.22 feet to the northerly right-of-way line of the Clear Lake-Clayton County Trail; thence S.53Ë&#x161;43â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15â&#x20AC;?W., along said right-of-way line, 258.70 feet to the most easterly corner of Lot 91 of the Magnor Lake Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plat, being the point of beginning; thence S.53Ë&#x161;43â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15â&#x20AC;?W., the said north right of way of the Clear Lake-Clayton Trail, 272.32 feet to the most southerly corner of said lot 91; thence S.42Ë&#x161;00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;48â&#x20AC;?E., along the extension of the southwesterly line of said Lot 91, 25.12 feet; thence N.53Ë&#x161;43â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15â&#x20AC;?W., parallel with and 25.00 feet, southeasterly of said right-of-way line, 272.31 feet to the southeasterly extension of the northeasterly line of said Lot 91; thence N.41Ë&#x161;59â&#x20AC;&#x2122;26â&#x20AC;?W., along said southeasterly extension, 25.12 feet to the point of beginning.â&#x20AC;? (Parcel Identification Number: #016-00678-0000), The Polk County Board of Supervisors determines, consistent with Wisconsin Statute Sections 59.01 and 59.52(6)(c), that the same was acquired by purchase, not donated and required to be held for a special purpose and that the same is surplus property, no longer needed for a public use of Polk County. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.52(6)(c), the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes and directs the County Clerk to sell and transfer by quit claim deed said property for the purchase price of $200 to Lake Magnor Properties, LLC, which said buyer shall also pay for any and all costs associated with the transfer and the recording of the transfer. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Submitted by: Dana Frey. Sponsored by: Polk County Property, Recreation and Forestry Committee. Reviewed and recommended by Dana Frey, County Administrator Reviewed and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on May 21, 2013, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 21-13: Resolution To Authorize Sale And Transfer Of Certain Lands Along Clayton-Clear Lake Trail To Lake Magnor Properies, LLC, by vote vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Dated: May 21, 2013 Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: May 21, 2013 Res. 21-13 - Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 21-13. Resolution To Authorize Sale And Transfer Of Certain Lands Along ClaytonClear Lake Trail To Lake Magnor Properties, LLC. Motion (Luke/H. Johansen) to adopt said resolution. Supvr. Jepsen addressed the resolution. Chairman called for a vote on motion to adopt Resolution 21-13, Resolution To Authorize Sale And Transfer Of Certain Lands Along Clayton-Clear Lake Trail To Lake Magnor Properties, LLC. Motion carried by voice vote. Resolution adopted. Supervisors Reports were given Motion (Hartung/Scoglio) to adjourn. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Johnson declared meeting adjourned 7:27 p.m.


RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE SALE AND TRANSFER OF CERTAIN LANDS ALONG CLAYTON-CLEAR TRAIL TO LAKE MAGNOR PROPERTIES, LLC TO HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE POLK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 22-96, Polk County purchased from the Polk County Snowmobile Council approximately 7 miles of United Pacific Railroad Company property located in Town of Clayton and the Town of Clear Lake for the public purpose of developing and maintaining the multiuse recreational trail, known as the Clear Lake-Clayton County Trail; and WHEREAS, certain improvements situated on the adjoining property of Lake Magnor Properties, LLC, (Lake Magnor Store), encroach an undeveloped portion of the Clear Lake-Clayton County Trail; and WHERAS, Lake Magnor Properties, LLC, has offered to purchase from Polk County an undeveloped portion of the trail consisting of 0.16 acre (272.31 feet long by 25.21 feet wide); and


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I, Carole T. Wondra, County Clerk for Polk County, do hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the County Board Proceedings of the Polk County Board of Supervisors Session held on May 21, 2013. Carole T. Wondra Polk County Clerk



SPANISH TEACHER Frederic School District

The Frederic School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Description: .5 FTE 6 - 12 Spanish Teacher Requirements: Applicants must hold or be eligible for appropriate Wisconsin teaching certification in grades 6 - 12. Qualifications: Successful candidates must possess skills, aptitudes and qualifications and licensure to teach 6 - 12 Spanish. The Frederic School District seeks a qualified Spanish teacher to teach all levels of Spanish. The primary placement will be in grades 9 - 12, but the opportunity may arise to teach in grades 6 - 12 as well. Additionally, opportunities may arise to teach in other areas, so additional teaching licenses beyond Spanish are considered an asset. Coaching and co-curricular opportunities available. Deadline: June 10, 2013 How to Apply: Submit a district application, (available at information/employmentopportunities) letter of interest, resume, copy of WI licenses, copy of transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to: Josh Robinson, District Administrator 1437 Clam Falls Drive Frederic, WI, 715-327-4223


Permittee: Village of Frederic, Box 567, Frederic, WI 54837. Facility Where Discharge Occurs: Frederic Village of, 305 3rd Ave. South, Frederic, WI. Receiving Water and Location: Brown Brook and the groundwater within the Trade River Watershed in the St. Croix River Basin, Polk County. Brief Facility Description: The Village of Frederic owns and operates a wastewater treatment facility that treats the wastes generated by homes, businesses, and industries in the community. The facility consists of three lagoons. In each pond naturally occurring bacteria already in the wastewater treat the waste stream by breaking down the organic matter. From the ponds the treated water (called effluent) is discharged to six seepage cells or, if limits are met, to Brown Creek. The sandy soil in the bottom of the seepage cells helps filter the water further, as it percolates through the soil eventually reaching groundwater. There are six monitoring wells located around the seepage cells to assess any groundwater impacts of the discharge. The Department has tentatively decided that the above specified WPDES permit should be modified. The expiration date will remain September 30, 2015. Proposed Modification Changes include: The reduction of BOD, CBOD and Total Suspended Solids monitoring from 3 times a week to weekly in the influent (untreated wastewater) and effluent (treated wastewater) discharged to surface water and groundwater. Past sample results are consistent and show monitoring weekly will provide enough information to determine if the facility is performing adequately. Permit Drafter: Sheri A. Snowbank, DNR, 810 Maple Street, Spooner, WI 54801, (715) 635-4131, Basin Engineer: Michelle Balk, DNR, 810 W. Maple Street, Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-4054, Persons wishing to comment on or object to the proposed permit action, or to request a public hearing, may write to the Department of Natural Resources at the permit drafterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s address. All comments or suggestions received no later than 30 days after the publication date of this public notice will be considered along with other information on file in making a final decision regarding the permit. Anyone providing comments in response to this public notice will receive a notification of the Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final decision when the permit is issued. Where designated as a reviewable surface water discharge permit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allowed up to 90 days to submit comments or objections regarding this permit determination. If no comments are received on the proposed permit from anyone, including U.S. EPA, the permit will be issued as proposed. The Department may schedule a public informational hearing if requested by any person and shall schedule a public informational hearing if a petition requesting a hearing is received from 5 or more persons or if response to this notice indicates significant public interest pursuant to s. 283.49, Stats. Requests for a public informational hearing shall state the following: the name and address of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the interest in the proposed permit of the person(s) requesting the hearing; the reasons for the request; and the issues proposed to be considered at the hearing. Information on file for this permit action, including the draft permit, fact sheet (if required), and permit application, may be in-spected and copied at the permit drafterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and basin engineerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please call the permit drafter or basin engineer for directions to their office location, if necessary. Information on this permit action may also be obtained by calling the permit drafter at (715) 635-4131 or by writing to the Department. Reasonable costs (usually 20 cents per page) will be charged for copies of information in the file other than the public notice and fact sheet. Permit information is also available on the Internet at: PublicNotices.html. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be made to qualified individuals upon request. 585322 42Lp WNAXLP

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Cross-Categorical Special Education Teacher Sara Towne 715-349-7392 The School District of Siren has opened up a search for a K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education Teacher. POSITION WILL BE FILLED ASAP. Preferred candidate will have training and experience working with students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Candidates need to possess excellent organization and time management abilities, strong communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively with school staff, parents and other community agencies. Candidates should also have a strong knowledge of instructional best practices and have experience in writing and implementing Individual Education Plans. Experience in working in a team teaching environment is also a positive. License Requirements: Special Education Cross Categorical #801. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, copy of transcripts and copy of credentials to: Sara Towne, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, School District of Siren, 24022 - 4th Ave., Siren, WI 54872. Emailed applications will not be accepted. If you have questions about this position, please contact Mrs. Towne at School District of Siren 24022 - 4th Ave. Siren, WI 54872 Same as the employer address. The Siren School District is located in northwestern Wisconsin surrounded by lakes and wooded area. The community is virtually brand new having rebuilt nearly all businesses and many residences following a tornado in 2001. The district serves approximately 500 students in grades Pre-K through 12.


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Trade Lake will convene on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in the Town Hall, Trade Lake, Wisconsin, from noon to 2 p.m. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the meeting of the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or provide information to a member of the Board about the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimate of the value of the land and the improvements that are the subject of the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person shall appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board of Review by telephone or subject an objection to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of Trade Lake has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of WI Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Submitted by, Town of Trade Lake Deborah L. Christian, Clerk


Pursuant to Sec. 70.45. WI Statutes, the Town of Trade Lake assessment roll for the year 2013 assessment will be open for examination on the 22nd day of June, 2013, at the town hall, 11810 Town Hall Rd., Frederic, WI, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Instructional material about the assessment, on how to file an objection, and about board of review procedures under Wis. Law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 5th day of June, 2013. Deborah L. Christian, Clerk 585278 42-44L 32-33a WNAXLP Town of Trade Lake



Sealed bids for the construction of the Towers for Public Safety Communication System, will be received until 2:00 p.m. on July 3, 2013, at the Burnett County Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, 7410 County Road K, #105, Siren, WI 54872 at which time and place they will be opened in public. Scope of Work: The project scope of work generally consists of work at 7 communication sites throughout Burnett County, WI. Locations to include; Karlsborg, Danbury, Hertel, Government Center, Penta Hill, Barronett and Grantsburg. Copies of the contract documents, including plans, specifications, bidding instructions, proposals and plan holderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list shall be obtained through the office of the Engineer, Edge Consulting Engineers, Inc. of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. Bidders shall request bid documents or express interest in the project through the online form at Edge Consultingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website: bids/. Bidders shall note their interest to be included on the project Plan Holderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list when completing the form. Copies of the contract documents, including plans, specifications, bidding instructions and proposals may also be viewed at the Burnett County Government Center, 7410 County Road K, Siren, WI 54872 between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Distribution of documents will not be made at this location. Each bid must be accompanied by a separate bid bond envelope containing a Bid Bond in a sum equal to five (5%) percent of the full amount of the bid including Alternates, executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid be accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of award, will execute a contract in accordance with the term of the bid including furnishing all bonds and insurance certificates as required by the contract documents. A prebid meeting is scheduled for this project on Wednesday, June 18, 2013. The prebid meeting will start at the Burnett County Government Center, 7410 County Road K., Siren, WI 54872 at 8:30 a.m., before proceeding to the other sites as desired. Please contact the engineer at via email at if you plan on attending the prebid meeting. Attendance at the prebid meeting is not mandatory but is encourage. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and/or to waive any informality in the bids received and to accept any bid deemed to be most favorable to the interest of Burnett County. The work, if awarded, shall be completed in accordance with the timeline outlined in the Bid Form. Substantial Completion of 585562 all work shall be on or before December 1, 2013. 42-43L 32a Prevailing wage rates are applicable to this project. WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that Open Book for the Town of Luck will be June 10, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Board of Review for the Town of Luck, Polk County, shall hold its first meeting on the 10th day of June, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Luck Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or provide information to a member of the Board about the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify in writing the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes that the Assessor requests. The Town of Luck has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. 585357 42L WNAXLP Lloyd Nelson, Clerk



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Palmer House: One of many gems at the Forts


by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer DANBURY - Exactly why the XY Company and Northwest Company built the fur trade posts where they did on the Yellow River in the early 1800s will probably never completely be known. Close proximity to trade partners and the river ways needed to transport trade goods, certainly, but something about the lay of the land must have contributed to the choice as well. Once they did build, the site became the only place on the continent where competing fur companies had posts less than 100 feet apart. After a couple of yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; use, the fur posts were abandoned. Sometime later, they burned and were buried out of sight. The only trace of the two fur posts built side-by-side was in a journal left by a company clerk who lived there long ago. Fortunately, the old journalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hint at the location along the Yellow River was enough for those who were looking hard enough, and the remains of the posts were discovered in 1970. An archeological dig soon followed and, eventually, the site picked long ago by fur traders along the Yellow River was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Naturally, any historical society worth its salt would be interested in a place with so much history, and the Burnett County Historical Society, located in various locations in the county since 1945, was fortunate to move its operation to the site once the archeological dig was com1DQF\%XUPHLVWHUDQG0D\6FKXOW]ZLWKRQHRIRYHUROGSKRWRJUDSKVRI%XUQHWW&RXQW\ pleted in 1980. DQGWKHVXUURXQGLQJDUHDKHOGDWWKH3DOPHU+RXVH+LVWRULFDO/LEUDU\DW)RUWV)ROOH$YRLQH Fortunately, too, from a preservation standpoint, the location was not built up with cabins and summer homes like much of the surrounding Yellow Lake and river, and there was an 80-acre site to work with. The historical society reconstructed the fur trade posts and added a period Ojibwe village. A roomy log building from Ely, Minn., was moved on-site to become the visitor center and museum, a Burnett County one-room school was moved in, and so on, until the location Ă&#x20AC;UVWSLFNHGE\IXUWUDGHUVRYHU\HDUV ago has become the Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park of today with 10,000 visiWRUVLQDORQH 2XWRIWKHOLPHOLJKW Out of the limelight during the annual rendezvous, Yellow River Echoes, Christmas at the Forts and other big events, is the Palmer House Historical Library. A historical library is a collection of published and unpublished materials needed for historical research. Items stored there can be as interesting as old photos and as dry as land records, but like everything else at the Forts, the historical library is a gem. According to Janet Seymour, of the Wisconsin Historical Society, who works with local historical societies throughout the state, there are about 400 local histori-


cal societies and museums in Wisconsin. About 75 percent of them are small volunteer organizations. They usually have a small museum, a collection of photographs, books and other archival material and might have a small research room or library area. But she said that the Palmer House Historical Library is unique in that the services and access to collections they offer is very comprehensive and of high quality. They have a larger group of volunteers dedicated to archival care and research than the typical organization and also have a good online presence. Rome wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t built in a day and neither was the historical library of this caliber. Like many of the other buildings at the Forts, the library building was moved on-site. Professor of geology at UW-Platteville, Harris Palmer, was instrumental in discovering the location of the fur trade posts and establishing the historical library at the Forts. He donated a log building that was once part of a resort on Lipsett Lake in 1999. Once there was a building for the hisWRULFDOOLEUDU\ZRUNFRXOGEHJLQRQĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJ it with archives. A dedicated volunteer who has worked at the historical library from the beginning, Nancy Burmeister, says that everything used to be stored in a big trailer. If someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attic full of old stuff needed cleaning out, they would get LW6RWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWHSLQFUHDWLQJWKHKLVWRULcal library was having the Webster Lions clear out the trailer so the long process of going through boxes and boxes of stuff could begin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if we knew we had something, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where it was,â&#x20AC;? she said. Organization was needed, and the historical library received a grant early on that helped pay for the training of volunteers on how to organize a historical library so WKDWLWHPVFDQEHIRXQGHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWO\7KLV LVQRVPDOOWDVNZKHQWKHUHDUHSOXV photographs and newspapers on microĂ&#x20AC;OP GDWLQJ EDFN WR  ODQG UHFRUGV cemetery records, etc. New items are added to the collection each year. The volunteersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort to learn how to operate a historical library was rewarded. ,QWKUHH\HDUVDIWHUWKHKLVWRULFDOOLbrary was established at the Forts, the Burnett County Historical Society received the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Archive Award in UHFRJQLWLRQRIWKHVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWZRUNGRQH in establishing the library and in substantially increasing public access and usefulness of its archival collection.

/RFDOLWHPVWKHNH\ The collection at the library is remarkable, in part, because it is made up entirely of locally donated items. When the library volunteers are asked what is unique about the county, the sandy soil that makes up much of Burnett County gets mentioned. The land is rich enough when forested, but once it was logged and cleared for farming, the soil was usually exhausted after a few years of crops, leaving most residents impoverished. The railroad was slow to expand into the county, so the development that often fol6HH)RUWVSDJH

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Forts/from page 1 lowed the rainroad was slow to expand into the country as well. Many of the early settlers soon moved on again. The ones that were left had to adapt. Generally speaking, life in Burnett County was hard and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave much time for saving for posterity. The library is fortunate to have as much as it does have. Still, it is not the careful preservation of what they already have that will keep the historical library going forward. Library coordinator May Schultz loves the history found in the library, and she wants to preserve it for tomorrow - for the generations to FRPH0DQ\WLPHVWKLVPHDQVWU\LQJWRĂ&#x20AC;Jure out what, from current times, should be saved for tomorrow. Carol Fure, local author and library coorGLQDWRUIURPWRWKLQNVVDYLQJIRU the future might be tricky because in the past people wrote everything down on paper. Today, much of what is recorded is recorded electronically and then deleted. Of course, much of what is recorded are personal items. Fure explains that the historical library is not interested in keeping personal items, except for old photos, but the library would be happy to accept any records of government or public organizations, such as minutes from lakes associations, etc., church records and school records, especially school yearbooks or annuals. If the historical library volunteers painstakingly preserve the past and are very interested in collecting the records of today for the future, it is also a resource for the community. The library is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and browsers are welFRPH9ROXQWHHUVDOVRDQVZHUDERXWWR queries a year, many of them online queries, even some from overseas.

Any query can be sent by mail to The Burnett County Historical Society, History Library, 8500 CTH U, Danbury, 54893 or by email at A $10 fee is requested for all queries. Most queries can be responded to in about two weeks, but some may take longer to research. For more information on the library or Forts Folle Avoine or the Burnett County Historical Society, visit




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Village Players summer production kickoff potluck is June 6 WEBSTER - The Village Players Community Theatre will hold its summer production kickoff potluck on Thursday, -XQH  DW  SP DW WKH 9R\DJHU 9LOODJH &RPPXQLW\ Center (Stables). Bring a dish to share. Beverages and entertainment will be provided. Everyone is invited to help kick off the new season and hear about this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VPCT production, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Naughty Knickers.â&#x20AC;? There may also be some of the early members of the VPCT at the kickoff to share some of the history of the VPCT. 7KH\¡UHKRSLQJWRVHH\RXRQ-XQH- from VPCT

Register now for Pioneer School in Taylors Falls TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. - The popular, well-attended Pioneer School, sponsored by the Taylors Falls Historical Society, announces the theme The Constitution and the )RXQGLQJ )DWKHUV IRU LWV  VHVVLRQV  7KH FXUULFXOXP and crafts will all enhance the theme. Children who will enter kindergarten through eighth grade next fall are invited to experience a three-day oneroom-school adventure. Three three-day sessions will be KHOGLQWKH7RZQ+RXVH6FKRRO:*RYHUQPHQW St., located in Taylors Falls across the street from the Memorial Community Center (Old Depot). 7KHVFKHGXOHLVDVIROORZV6HVVLRQ-XQHDQG 6HVVLRQ-XO\DQG6HVVLRQ-XO\DQG Each session is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and ThursGD\6FKRROEHJLQVSURPSWO\DWDPDQGHQGVDW p.m. Parents must provide transportation. 6HVVLRQVDUHOLPLWHGWRVWXGHQWVZLWKUHJLVWUDWLRQRQ DĂ&#x20AC;UVWFRPHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVHUYHGEDVLV$OLPLWHGQXPEHURIVFKROarships are available. Children are encouraged to dress as early pioneers and should bring crayons, scissors and a pencil. Each child needs to bring his/her own beverage and lunch. For more information and registration forms, call Betsy DW)HHOIUHHWROHDYHDPHVVDJHDQG\RXUFDOO will be returned. Parents are invited to assist one or more days of the session. Please let them know if you will be interested in assisting. The public is invited to observe the daily sessions. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Taylors Falls Historical Society

NARFE to meet GRANTSBURG - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold a dinner meeting at Dreamerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant in Grantsburg Thursday, June 13, at noon. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. ReserYDWLRQVPD\EHPDGHE\SKRQLQJE\0RQday, June 10. - from NARFE

The problem of the pejorative Pop-Tart


t was nearly dead when I moved in. The Peace Lily was sad and brown and had ceased to bloom long ago. It was in the same unattractive green pot it had Carrie Classon been in when I purchased it at a grocery store. It had never thrived. Its one bloom faded and fell and then all the leaves started to do the same. It was really more out RIUHĂ H[WKDQSODQWKDW,EURXJKWLWZLWKPHZKHQ, moved into my landlord Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. While unpacking, I realized the lily did nothing to improve the appearance of my new room. On my way to the compost pile, I told Robert I was pitching this sad-looking plant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why?â&#x20AC;? he demanded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because it looks awful. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost dead. It is an eyesore.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t throw it out!â&#x20AC;? he insisted and he took it from me and set it on one of his oversized stereo speakers. Robert is not interested in new, compact sound equipment. A musician, he prefers to listen to vinyl records on very large speakers that sit in the corners of the room. My old plant found a new home in the corner of the living room and spent the remainder of the winter getting dustier and sadder looking while Robert dutifully watered it. Twice I threatened to throw it out when company was expected and twice he stopped me, insisting that the plant was preparing to stage a comeback. I left the nearly dead plant where it was, shaking my head a little every time I passed it to go to my room. It was his house, after all. Robert is a special ed teacher. He has a college degree, but not in the subject he is teaching and he does not have a degree in teaching. But special ed teachers are hard to come by in the public schools here, so Robert is diligently working to qualify for licensure




Till next time, â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carrie

Bremer takes part in fight to end hunger Will match donations $2 for $1 up to $30,000

of donations collected through the Meals for Many campaign are distributed to other Feeding America food banks and local food shelves in Bremer communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hunger could be impacting somebody you know,â&#x20AC;? FREDERIC - Join Bremer Bank in the Meals for Many &DPSDLJQ-XQH)RUHYHU\GRQDWHGGXULQJWKLV said Glenn Meier, market manager for Bremer Bank in WLPHIUDPH%UHPHU%DQNZLOOPDWFKLWIRUXSWR Danbury, Siren and Frederic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could be your friend, $30,000. Additionally, check out the hunger campaign neighbor or co-worker. Every day there are people in video featuring senior citizen musical group Alive & our communities that have to choose between buyKickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at during the June ing food, paying rent and paying for medical care. At campaign. Bremer will donate an additional $1 for Bremer, our vision is to build healthy communities through partnerships like the one we have with Feedevery view of the hunger video, up to $10,000. During these two weeks in June, donations will be ing America and local food shelves. Please join us in the accepted online at or at any Bremer Bank Ă&#x20AC;JKWWRHQGKXQJHUÂľ More information at, location. One in six people in the United States do not have enough access to food and that is why Bremer is bremerbank and on Twitter @BremerBank. - from Bremer once again matching donations. One hundred percent Bank

SCRMC salad luncheon set ST. CROIX FALLS - For 47 years, volunteer partners and staff of St. Croix Regional Medical Center have worked together to put on an annual salad luncheon fundraiser to purchase important medical equipment for direct patient use. People look forward to this big VSULQJJHWWRJHWKHUOXQFKHRQWREHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWKHFRPPXQLW\ hospital. The event is Friday, June 14, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the St. Croix Falls High School. Monies earned ZLOO SXUFKDVH FRPPXQLFDWLRQ ERDUGV IRU  SDWLHQW rooms, a total of $3,500, and an EZ-Stand for safe patient WUDQVIHUVDW$Q\DGGLWLRQDOIXQGVZLOOJRWRZDUG a Res-Q-Air to help raise a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core temperature,  The luncheon features hot and cold salads, cheese, cold cuts, fruit, rolls, beverages and dessert. There is an express line for workers on their lunch break and

I believe we should consider banning all spaghetti because the noodles actually look much like URSHDQGLQDĂ&#x20AC;WRIUDJHRQHVWXdent may bind and gag his classosh Welch, an 8-year-old mate. Peas certainly should be boy who attends a Maryland John W. Ingalls, MD left off of the menu because they elementary school, has served a clearly resemble BBs, or bucktwo-day suspension for chewing shot or bullets. Potatoes need to his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun and allegedly be banned completely. I once had a scoop of mashed threatening his classmate with the frosted weapon. potatoes that looked much like an atomic bomb and Since he chose to chew his food into the shape of a gun, and not into the shape of a sword, knife or atomic baked potatoes could be mistaken for hand grenades. You could stab your neighbor with a french fry. Who bomb, he was awarded a lifetime membership from the NRA which was presented to him by his congress- hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put a marshmallow into the microwave and watched it expand and explode. I guess that is the beman. I have spent a considerable portion of my career ginnings of a street bomber, marshmallow mayhem. trying to discern the difference between rational and ,DPQRWEOLQGWRWKHGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWWDVNIDFLQJVFKRRORIirrational behavior and I believe this is entirely irraĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVDVWKH\WU\WRHGXFDWHDQGSURWHFWRXU\RXWK tional. It seems as though we are now afraid of our In my youth, we were faced with the Cuban missile own shadow. Over the past 50 years, or so, we have crisis. We had bomb-attack drills with signs hung in WRWDOO\WZLVWHGDQGUHGHĂ&#x20AC;QHGWKHVWDQGDUGRIQRUPDO public locations identifying nuclear fallout shelters. whatever that may be. What was once normal is now Foreign enemies have been replaced by nondescript abnormal and what was once considered aberrant groups of people and even our own neighbors. In thoughts and behavior is now just another category of the words of Pogo, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have seen the enemy and he normal. LVXVÂľ7KLVLVDOOWKHPRUHGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWWU\LQJWRPDQDJH Josh had an attorney represent him in this case and active, and sometimes mischievous, students which it was argued that Idaho and Florida actually looked demands that our response to any activity or behavior more like a gun than the Pop-Tart remains. This got me thinking about school lunches and food in general. issue be rational and logical and not irrational and


while teaching his special ed classes. The kids â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many of them young adults â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have every imaginable kind of challenge. Many of them are poor, most come IURPGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWKRPHVLWXDWLRQV They have learned, by the time they come to Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class, that they do not like school and teachers do not like them. They are angry and bitter and often swear at each other and at Robert, sometimes letting their anger erupt into physical violence. It is not an easy teaching gig. %XW5REHUWKDVODVWHGDORQJWLPHLQDĂ&#x20AC;HOGZKHUH burnout is rampant. He laughs with his students. He keeps trying different things to help them learn. He GLVUHJDUGVUXOHVWKDWKDYHQRWDQJLEOHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWRKLV students and complies only with those rules that are useful and enforceable. He explains, in very blunt WHUPVZK\Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJKLJKVFKRROZRXOGEHDJRRG thing. He does not expect miracles, but he does not throw in the towel. I returned from the Midwest and sitting in the middle of the dining room table was my old plant. I did QRWUHFRJQL]HLWDWĂ&#x20AC;UVW5REHUWKDGUHSRWWHGLWLQWRD bright blue pot and it was enormous. It had turned a brilliant shade of green and had huge new leaves popping out in every direction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it,â&#x20AC;? I told Robert. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I may have to get a larger pot,â&#x20AC;? Robert replied. I was touched by his faith, touched by his optimism, touched by his willingness to believe that this plant was capable of becoming something so strong and beautiful. I think I could learn a lot from Robert.

takeout service. The event also includes a bake sale featuring a big variety of home-baked items, jams and jellies. The book fair will offer discounts up to 70 percent off retail prices with a wide selection of books for children and adults. 7KHJLIWVKRSZLOOKDYHDWDEOHZLWKDĂ&#x20AC;QHVHOHFWLRQRI items for purchase. Tickets for adults are $8 in advance or $9 at the luncheon. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tickets for ages 10 and under are $3. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the SCRMC Gift Shop in St. Croix Falls and at all SCRMC community clinics, Coffee Talk, Coffee Time, Tangen Drug and from all volunteer partners. The luncheon also receives generous support from area businesses. It is a good thing to work together! - from SCRMC volunteer partners ludicrous. If we are serious about changing the behavior of our children, instead of enforcing ridiculous rules for normal childhood behavior, why not try banning all video games that promote or display violence. There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a chance in the world this would ever happen. We all know that video games are make-believe. Only the Pop-Tart was real. ,QP\RSLQLRQRQHVL]HĂ&#x20AC;WVDOO]HURWROHUDQFHSROLFLHVDUHDUHFLSHIRUGLVDVWHU0DNHWKHSXQLVKPHQWĂ&#x20AC;W WKHFULPHLILQGHHGWKHUHLVDFULPH$OOVFKRRORIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV should have at least three children of their own at home. With one child, every burp, twitch and cough may be considered abnormal and demands a trip to the doctor, with two children you have a comparison but you also realize how dramatically different each is from the other so you still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know which one LVQRUPDO:LWKWKUHHFKLOGUHQ\RXĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\UHDOL]HQR amount of parenting classes or books are ever going to help you because by the third child you realize none of them followed the normal developmental process. The mother with three children would have handled the Pop-Tart crisis very simply. She would have pleasDQWO\EXWĂ&#x20AC;UPO\WROGWKHER\WRNQRFNLWRIIDQGZKHQ he was gone to school, she would have relaxed with a cup of coffee and eaten the evidence.


The mom call

annoyed enough to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What!?â&#x20AC;? in an agitated voice. If my mom didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t DQVZHURQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWQLFHWRQHRIYRLFH then it gets louder, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom?â&#x20AC;? If there is still no answer, it goes to almost a shout, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom!â&#x20AC;? Usually if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get an answer right DZD\VKH¡VGRLQJRQHRIWKUHHWKLQJV reading, playing games on her Kindle, or doing some sort of household chore. My three sisters and I can all relate when we jokingly talk about how Mom never answers us and how frustrating it is to us kids. Now, with technology, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HYHQPRUHGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWIRUPRPVWRLJQRUH us. Instead of yelling for moms when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the room, we can text them, call them, or send them Facebook messages and comments whenever theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not around.

Now the tides have turned. Instead of kids always wanting to get ahold of their mom, moms are now connected with their child on every platform of technology and they utilize every option. They â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likeâ&#x20AC;? every picture and status you post on Facebook, they call you every day while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gone at college, and they text you during class. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of giving her kid a taste of his or her own medicine. With this surge of technology, it is now the kids turn to ignore the moms. And in this way, we are also giving our moms a taste of their own medicine. The worst part about the mom call, however, can sometimes be the answer. There seems to be some kind of memory loss for moms when it comes to their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names. They can remember every character on their favorite TV show, but when it comes to their kids WKH\QHYHUJHWLWULJKWRQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWU\, KDYHZLWQHVVHGWKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDQGZLWKP\ nieces after they have said mom several times, the answer is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Ella!? ,PHDQ(YD,PHDQ/LO\Âľ$QGĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\ once their mom has gone through every

other name possible, they get it right. Once I was calling for my mom and she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop Reggie!â&#x20AC;? which was my dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. She corrected herself and went down the line of sisters until she Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\UHDFKHGP\QDPH Recently we had a large family gathering over Memorial weekend. There were several mom calls thrown about from the young kids, all of which were ignored until it was unbearable for the moms to endure any longer. My oldest sister, the one with three kids of her own, was getting ready to leave and she needed to tell our mom something. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom,â&#x20AC;? she shouted across the busy room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom!â&#x20AC;? she shouted again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom! Mom!â&#x20AC;? She continued shoutLQJXQWLORXUPRPĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\DQVZHUHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;You sound like your own kids. What do you want?â&#x20AC;? Leah, frustrated, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer me!â&#x20AC;? A couple of minutes later, her oldest daughter began doing the mom call. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me started on the dad call, though. Unfortunately for dads, it, too, never ends, but for dads it usually entails money.

what will make their future selves happy anyway. Want proof? Write your future self a letter detail- Chris Wondra ing your current expectations for the next four or Ă&#x20AC;YH\HDUV\RXU investments of time, money and energy - all the things you will do so that your future self is happy. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open it for 10 years. Try not to think, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, how cute,â&#x20AC;? when you read it. Cut this column out and put it in the envelope for good measure. Hello future self. Hate to say I told you so. OK, back to the present. What to do then? Step into the unknown and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to fail. There is an old story about the Knights of the Round Table in which WKH\VHWRXWRQDTXHVWWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKH+RO\ Grail. It was a serious undertaking, but when they set out, instead of taking

well-worn roads or trails, each knight began his quest by entering into the forest at the place where it was thickest. Why? Each knew that if he were to follow an established path, it was someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s path - following it would never lead him to his ultimate goal. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good lesson. So, dear graduate, create your own path. Enter the forest at the darkest point. Blaze a fresh trail into the great unknown. For if you Ă&#x20AC;QGDQGIROORZDSDWKLWPD\VHHPOLNH easier going for a while, but in the end it will always be someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s path, and you will never reach your full potential. And as far as failure goes, mythology teaches us time and again that where we stumble is where our greatest treasures are hidden. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Arabian Nights,â&#x20AC;? for example, there is a story of DPDQSORZLQJDĂ&#x20AC;HOGZKHQKLVSORZ gets stuck. He digs down to see what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caught on and discovers a ring. After PRUHGLJJLQJKHĂ&#x20AC;QGVWKHULQJDWWDFKHG to a door ... which opens to an underground cave loaded with jewels. 6RJRIRUWKLQWR\RXUZLOGHUQHVV stumble into the darkness of your unknown with faith and courage. You will Ă&#x20AC;QG\RXUZD\ On stumbling, Joseph Campbell writes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you bring love to that mo-

ment - not discouragement - you will Ă&#x20AC;QGWKHVWUHQJWKLVWKHUH$Q\GLVDVWHU that you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature and your life. What a privilege! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.â&#x20AC;? Life. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a ride. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a journey. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a privilege. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noisy. Now, more than ever, we need you to be true to yourself. Be who you are. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be bullied or frightened into holding back your true self. You have brilliance within you. Only you can bring your unique light into the world. And you must. Founder of, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public schoolteacher. Find We Teach We Learn on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips on getting the most out of your brain. Email Wondra at

money in an economically challenged county in northern Wisconsin. The committees that planned and organized these events pulled off an amazing feat. Everyone participating in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events should be very proud of that number. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to know that charity is alive and well in Polk County. But where does the money go? Well, besides cancer research, development of new treatments and prevention, a portion is allotted to programs for patients. One program is the Road to Recovery program. RTR arranges rides for patients and pays the drivers mileage under certain conditions. Interfaith Caregivers is the RTR contact for Polk County. We are the only no-cost transportation option for getting cancer patients to their treatment and follow-up. We actively recruit volunteers to be RTR drivers in addition to recruiting volunteer drivers for local rides. Mary Ann has had eight different drivers through Interfaith Caregivers

that have driven her in the past weeks. She says they all have a different way of getting to Maplewood, but they all get her there on time. Having rides through Interfaith Caregivers â&#x20AC;&#x153;really eases my mind,â&#x20AC;? she said. As they continue to radiate the tumor, she can feel her breastbone weakening. But the volunteer drivers treat her really well. And each will get out of the car to help her out. Our drivers are happy to provide these rides as well as encouragement and support. If you are interested in becoming a driver for Interfaith Caregivers or a Road to Recovery driver, please call us at 715-485-9500. Drivers must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, a safe, reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance. Volunteer drivers must have a good driving history and be in good health. To learn about other volunteer opportunities with Interfaith, go to our website at



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Strawberry shortcake featured at the depot Saturday during Family Days FREDERIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Frederic Area Historical Society will be serving its signature strawberry shortcake on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. through midafternoon at the Soo Line Depot/Museum. Part of annual fundraising efforts to help offset the costs of keeping the museum open to the public to tell the story of Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past, the strawberry shortcake cake event has become a popular part of Frederic Family Days, held over Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day weekend. Many visitors make it a

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 the federal government, as a rest stop on

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50 years ago Joyce Leifgren, from Frederic and a student at Augsburg College, would go to Norway for the University of Oslo International Summer School, followed by a tour of Europe with a group of fellow students.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3RSH-RKQ;;,,,GLHGRQ-XQH´OHDYLQJXQĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG the great dream of his life, the unity of the Christian world.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Luck Pioneer Home would celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house on June 9.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Frederic High School golf team won the sectional tournament and would compete in the state tournament in Appleton. The team members were Mark Riedasch, Dean Anderson, Bob Zinn, Dennis Petersen and DenQLV/LOMHEHUJFRDFKHGE\7RP)XQQH²-XGLWK2OVRQ from Cushing, and Mary Ann Martin, from Frederic, graduated from Eau Claire State College.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Carmen Hable, from Siren, graduated with high honors from Superior State College.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Continental Air Force Band, stationed at Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia, would perform in Grantsburg as part of their annual Summer Lawn Festival.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Frederic Theatre had two PRYLHVRQLWVVFKHGXOHĂ&#x20AC;UVW(OYLV3UHVOH\LQ´,W+DSpened at the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair,â&#x20AC;? and then Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two for the Seesaw.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Four new scenes were added to the Museum of Wood Carving, which was a mile south of Spooner at that time.

40 years ago The Farmers Independent Telephone Co. in Grantsburg was adding a large addition to their building, with the new front of the building facing Main Street.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market and Apparel & Gift Shop in Siren was having a grand opening for their expanded store.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eleven young women would compete in the Miss Frederic pageant during Family Days. They were Lori Matz, Debbie Johnson, Patty Pederson, Jenelle Moats, Patty Denn, Sherri Anderson, Rosanne Norman, Susan Byerly, Myrna Gjerning, Sandy Wilson and Becky Briggs.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Ellen Thompson and Jay Friberg were married on May 19 at the Evangelical Free Church of Watertown, Minn.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;A spring demolition derby at the *UDQWVEXUJIDLUJURXQGVGUHZHQWULHVDQGWKHZLQQHUVZHUHFKDPSLRQ$UOHQ6PHVWDG*UDQWVEXUJDQG FRQVRODWLRQ/HVOLH/DUVRQDOVRRI*UDQWVEXUJ²8QLW\¡V Todd Hansen broke the state pole vault record at the state Class C Track Tournament in Madison, vaultLQJIHHWLQFKHV%UDG6FKXOW]DOVRRI8QLW\ placed fourth in pole vault and the mile relay team also placed fourth. Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryan Lundquist placed third in high hurdles and Luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 880 relay team placed second.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Beatrice Peterson and Vernon Redlich were married at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church on May 5.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;One hundred nineteen children were signed up for vacation Bible school at the Indian Creek School, with Zion Lutheran of Bone Lake, Clam Falls Lutheran, Timberland Lutheran and Lorain United Methodist cooperating.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Scott Raschick and Virginia Beecroft were chosen to represent Frederic at Badger Boys State and Badger Girls State, alternates were Kevin Weinzierl and Wendi Rognrud.

20 years ago The Frederic Hospital closed, posting a handwritten sign on the door to that effect and directing people to Grantsburg or St. Croix Falls. There were plans to relocate and reopen the clinic, which would be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Square Deal Peddler was a new business in Frederic, owned by Eddie and Deborah Martin.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Frederic Family Days street dance would feature live music by the Nerds.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Scott Swanson, of Grantsburg, graduated from WITCNew Richmond, at the top of his class in dairy herd management.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Travis Hinze, of Siren, graduated from Idaho State University with a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in psychology and a 4.0 grade-point average. He would attend the University of North Texas for his Ph.D.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Area athletes qualifying to go to the state Division 3 track competition, included Websterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lance Schaaf, Micki %XGJH.HUULH0DLQDQG0DWW+DOVHWK6LUHQ¡V-HUHP\ Magnuson, Kristen Herrick and the girls 400- and 800-meter relay teams, including Herrick, Allison Kurkowski, Karen Bucher, Melissa Christianson and /\QQ0XUSK\)UHGHULF¡V%HWK/XQGTXLVWDQG7DQ\D 7VFKXPSHUOLQ*UDQWVEXUJ¡V-DVRQ6ODLNHXDQG/XFN¡V Kim Swanson and Jackie Jensen.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Unity would send QLQHDWKOHWHVWRWKHVWDWH'LYLVLRQWUDFNFRPSHWLWLRQ Jim Abrams, Marc Ince, Kirk Nagel, Allan Freer, Brian Peterson, Tony Boileau, Karl Dueholm, Pat Raye and Bea Volgren.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy for Youâ&#x20AC;? in rehearsal 67&52,;)$//6)HVWLYDO7KHDWUH¡VWKFRQVHFXtive season of producing professional theater begins on 7KXUVGD\-XQHZLWK´&UD]\IRU<RXÂľWKHQHZ*HUVK win musical. The cast for this production is 18 actors strong, with some returning veteran artists and many new faces, most of which are participating in Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intern and apprentice programs. Returning to Festival and playing the lead roles of Bobby Child and Polly are Neil Powell and Kim Braun. %RWKZHUHLQWKHSURGXFWLRQRI´2QFH8SRQD0DWtress,â&#x20AC;? and are thrilled to be back for this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season. Jaclyn Johnson, Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s associate artistic director, is stepping into a new role as director of this production. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This show is full of memorable characters, enchanting PXVLF DQG GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW FRPHG\  $QG WKLV FDVW LV MXVW WKH team to achieve it,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancers, singers, and amazing actors are tackling a delightful story and wonderful music. This show has something for everyone.â&#x20AC;? ´&UD]\IRU<RXÂľLVĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKWKHDZDUGZLQQLQJPXVLF of George and Ira Gershwin, and much dancing. Johnson comments, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andrew Benson, playing Bella Zangler and choreographing the show, is a dream to work with. He

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SANDWICH, Mass. - Forty-nine people from Minnesota and Wisconsin, including several local people, recently enjoyed an 11-day trip by Diamond Tours. The Dakota Trailways bus from Rapid City, S.D., arrived at the Siren Methodist Church on Friday, May 10. The group departed at 8 a.m. with 47 people from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Their driver was Ray Gallegoes. After a short stop in Eau Claire to pick up Roger and Mary Lee Szymoniak to PDNHLWWKH\KHDGHGWRWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWORGJing destination, Hillside, Ill. All the hotels offered continental breakfasts. Saturday morning time was spent at the Navy Pier in Chicago. The group took in lots of shops and eating places, a stainedglass museum and strolling on the pier then boarded the bus for Toledo, Ohio, for WKHLU Ă&#x20AC;UVW SUHSDLG GLQQHU DW +RPHWRZQ &KLFDJRZDVRQHRIWKHVWRSVRQWKHWRXU7KH&KLFDJRVN\OLQHLVYLHZHGIURPWKH1DY\3LHU Buffet. They stayed at the Holiday Inn in 6SHFLDOSKRWRV Westlake, Ohio. Sunday they departed for Buffalo, N.Y., where they toured the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The gardens were designed by Frederick Olmstead who also designed Central Park in New <RUN &LW\ (DFK RI WKH  KRXVHV FRQWDLQHGGLIIHUHQWĂ RZHUVIURPDOORYHUWKH world. There were lots of amazing plants. The evening dinner was at Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s destination was Sandwich, Mass., the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home for the next four days. Evening dinner was at the British Beer Company. Ann Mullins, the tour guide, joined them on Tuesday, taking them on a scenic 5RXWH$WRXU7KH\VDZDODUJHZHWODQG marsh, many beautiful homes, JFK museum and the Sandwich glass museum. Doug Panek helped with a glass-blowing demo. They stopped at Cape Cod Canal visitors center and saw Dexterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grist Mill where they drank water from the FounWDLQRI<RXWKDQGDOVRĂ&#x20AC;OOHGWKHLUERWWOHV They are still waiting for it to work! The dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tour ended at Cape Cod Irish Village for lobster or choice of dinner. )RUW\QLQHSHRSOHLQFOXGLQJVHYHUDOSHRSOHIURPWKH)UHGHULFDUHDHQMR\HGDQGD\EXVWRXU Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guided tour was to WR0DVVDFKXVHWWV0D\2QHRIWKHVWRSVLQ6DQGZLFK0DVVLQFOXGHG'H[WHUV*ULVW0LOO Woods Hole, Mass., to take the ferryboat

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Grantsburg Elementary students Jump for Heart by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grantsburg Elementary students and staff spent the afternoon RI0D\MXPSLQJDOODURXQGWKHLUVFKRRO for the Jump for Heart program. Students used jump ropes, bouncing balls and other jumping equipment to raise money for the American Heart Association. Students UDLVHG  LQ GRQDWLRQV DW WKLV \HDU·V Jump for Heart event.




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Luck kids work up a sweat

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer LUCK - Luck students, staff and even some parents and other residents of the school district worked up a sweat on purpose last Thursday, May 30, as part of the second-annual Lucky Loops day walk/run-a-thon, which turned several hours of a humid, windy Thursday afternoon into a fun way to get the muscles moving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two hours of activites for the kids and staff and the whole district,â&#x20AC;? stated Luck phy. ed and health teacher Megan Challoner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about staying active the whole time, getting healthy!â&#x20AC;? The Loops event includes students doing laps, biking, running, playing games, walking the Chippewa Trail Loop and then earning credits for their activities to play games and stay active. The event was funded in part by a health and wellness grant the district was awarded, with many local busiQHVVHV DQG LQGLYLGXDOV DGGLQJ WR WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO support, as part of the grant. They donated food, money, prizes and more, which is part of the deal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to show sustainability while we have the grant,â&#x20AC;? stated family and consumer science teacher Rene Gavinski, who said that was part of the grant stipulation, to show that they could continue the activities and event even after the grant expires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It runs until next year.â&#x20AC;? Gavinski said they delegated certain responsibilites for the event to many of the high school students, with juniors taking one elementary class under their wings in recent weeks. Those juniors designed T-shirts, posters, themes, 7KLV\RXQJVWHUZDVSUHWW\JRRGDW WHDPQDPHVDQGJRWWKHYDULRXVFODVVHVĂ&#x20AC;UHGXSIRU FROOHFWLQJ FORWKHVSLQV IRU HDFK ODS the day. Other students assisted with the coordination of DURXQGWKHWUDFN

the games and keeping track of accomplishments, hydration, food and snacks and even helping with some kids who might need extra attention. Students of different ages were awarded clothes pins for each lap they took around the track, earning the right to do things like throw water balloons, paly soccer with a 5-foot-wide soccer ball, giant football or other games. Elementary Principal Ann Goldbach was excited about the event and how involved the students seemed to be, while also helping do the math on the possible calories expended in those two hours. Goldbach had been walking the track with the kids, and kept her pedometer handy. She noted WKDWVKHKDGWDNHQVWHSVHTXDOLQJDWOHDVW 5.78 miles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10 Weight Watchers points,â&#x20AC;? she joked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 500 calories, at least.â&#x20AC;? Figuring similar activities, times the approximately 500 students and another 50 or so staff members, the Lucky Loops activites expended easLO\FDORULHVRYHUWKHWZRKRXUV â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff could probably use it,â&#x20AC;? joked history teacher Gwynne Wisse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had hot dogs and brats for lunch!â&#x20AC;? As the event wound down, the home side of the IRRWEDOOEOHDFKHUVZHUHĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKWKHHOHPHQWDU\ kids and staff, as well as many of the helping high schoolers and middle school students. Distrct Administrator Rick Palmer congratulated the staff and students for the day, while also leading them in a rousing pat on the back. ´&ODSRQWKUHHIRU/XFNVFKRROVRQHWZRWKUHHÂľ Palmer said as the athletic campus sounded with the coordinated echo of one giant clap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud of you all!â&#x20AC;?



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Five local students graduate from LCOOCC by Katie Lechnir Special to the Leader

HAYWARD - Hundreds of guests assembled to celebrate the graduation of 77 students from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa &RPPXQLW\ &ROOHJH RQ 7KXUVGD\ 0D\  College President Ray Burns spoke to the graduates at the commencement ceremonies, stressing the value of education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to put value back in education,â&#x20AC;? stated Burns, â&#x20AC;&#x153;not short term, but for seven generations down the road. Indian people can take charge of their own destinies. They just have to want it enough.â&#x20AC;? Burns explained, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For every blackjack dealer we train, we should train a doctor or a lawyer as well. We have an obligation to serve students everywhere, on our neighboring reservation communities and all the communities surrounding them.â&#x20AC;? )RUPRUHWKDQ\HDUVWKH/&22&&KDV strongly supported the educational needs of the St. Croix reservation and the surrounding communities at their St. Croix Outreach site. The LCOOCC St. Croix Outreach site is located in Hertel, halfway between Spooner and Siren. More than 30 classes are taught there each semester, enabling students to select from six degreed majors or to take general education requirements before transferring to LCOOCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main campus in Hayward or to Wisconsin or Minnesota university systems or private colleges. 7KLV \HDU Ă&#x20AC;YH PRUH VWXGHQWV JUDGXDWHG from the St. Croix Outreach site, bringing the total number of students receiving college degrees from this site to 80. Ralph and Delores Pewaush head up the Native American Studies program at the St. Croix Outreach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so very proud to see all these people of all ages graduate from this college,â&#x20AC;? stated Ralph Pewaush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am hoping to see more Indian people learning their language. Their parents need to encourage them to learn. And, if the parents donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know their language, they should go to school to learn as well. The LCO College is so close to their homes.â&#x20AC;? Pewaush continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our language was given to us by the Creator. That is the only way the spirits will listen. I am hoping to see more students of all ages at the college this fall. Congratulations to all of the graduates this year. We are hoping to see many more students graduating next year.â&#x20AC;? Determination, diversity, disability and diligence GHVFULEH WKH Ă&#x20AC;YH /&22&&6W &URL[ 2XWreach site graduates this year.

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Staples received his associate of science GHJUHH LQ EXVLQHVV DGPLQLVWUDWLRQ LQ  from LCOOCC St. Croix Outreach site. As the hotel director for the St. Croix Casino in Danbury, Staples returned to school this year WRHDUQDFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHLQKRVSLWDOLW\DQGWRXULVP´7KHFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHLQKRVSLWDOLW\DQGWRXUism has given me a better understanding of all the inner workings of the departments at the casino. I learned what it takes to keep these departments running on a daily basis,â&#x20AC;? explained Staples. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a director, it is important that I understand all the departments in the casino. For example, without this program, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anything about the casinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food and beverage departments, and yet they are linked very closely with the casino hotel.â&#x20AC;? Staples recounted some of his earlier memories of attending classes at various locations around the St. Croix reservation in the early 1990s. It was back in the days when the late Ann Marie Penzkover was the dean of students for the college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ann Marie was one of the reasons I came to college,â&#x20AC;? noted Staples. ´6KHZDVDJRRGLQĂ XHQFH6KHZDVP\PHQtor. If you wanted to know anything, you could always count on Ann Marie to know the answer. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the college would be where it is today if it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for Ann Marie devoting her life to Indian education.â&#x20AC;? Staples continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give a lot of credit to my instructor, Dale Hegstrom, as a mentor and as a friend. He gave me a great deal of encouragement to keep going. Without that encouragement, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I could have SXVKHG P\VHOI WR Ă&#x20AC;QLVK ERWK P\ DVVRFLDWHGHJUHHLQEXVLQHVVDQGP\FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHLQ hospitality and tourism. These degrees from LCO College have helped me understand what good management really is. It is about the ability to make decisions, budget, handle personnel and to have a better understanding between management and line employees.â&#x20AC;? Hegstrom describes a lasting impression of his student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My deepest recollection of DenQLV ZDV ZKHQ , Ă&#x20AC;UVW EHJDQ WR WHDFK IRU WKH college. In my marketing class, students were asked to develop a business plan for a small business. Dennis chose My Clean, a business whereby he would help elders in the community by shoveling snow and doing other handyman-type jobs â&#x20AC;Ś What impressed me

6W&URL[2XWUHDFKVLWHJUDGXDWHV /WR5 DUH'HQQLV6WDSOHV6KDURQ5LFKLVRQ(OL]DEHWK/RZH :ROI .HOO\/RZH6U'D\]KDQ&KXUFKLOO JHQHUDOHGXFDWLRQGHYHORSPHQW DQG.DUHQ-RKQVRQ was that from his heart came the traditional values that would help him become an entrepreneur. This set of core values in his heart is now being used and demonstrated in his management of the hotel.â&#x20AC;? Staplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advice includes going right on to college after high school, having a mentor and taking your education seriously. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With LCO College so conveniently located on the St. Croix reservation, take advantage of the college here. Grab the opportunity. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t procrastinate.â&#x20AC;? Staples added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The classes are small. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough good things about the instructors. They work with you one on one. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stuck in a classroom all day, it is so enjoyable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family away from family.â&#x20AC;? Staples concluded by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to thank my family for all the support they have given me and the tribal council for all of their support. Support from family is so important in your pursuit of a better life.â&#x20AC;?


Sharon L. Richison

Richison graduated with an associate of arts in liberal arts. She also has the distinct honor of graduating as one of two LCOOCC salutatorians. Richison first heard about the LCOOCC St. Croix Outreach site when she was a nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aide for the Siren School 'LVWULFW´0\RIĂ&#x20AC;FHZDVORFDWHGQH[WWR%HY Oustigoff and Francis Decorah who were the Native American tutors at Siren School,â&#x20AC;? recounted Richison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One day they mentioned that they were taking some classes out at the St. Croix reservation and I asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can I go there?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; They said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yes, why not?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I had thought the college was strictly for Native Americans. So I came out to the school, checked it out and decided to try it. Kate Lechnir was very helpful and a great cheerleader. I was very welcomed at the college,â&#x20AC;? Richison emphasized. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was nice to see so many former Siren High School students going on with their education and there were quite a few older students there, as well.â&#x20AC;? Richison explained that while she was working she was able to take only one class per semester because of her job commitments. Through her ability to transfer her credits from UW-Superior to LCO College, she only needed seven classes from LCO to graduate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m retired, and it was on P\EXFNHWOLVWWRĂ&#x20AC;QLVKP\FROOHJHHGXFDWLRQ :LWK.DWHSURGGLQJPH,Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGXS my classes. Thanks, Kate! â&#x20AC;? As an elder, Richison received her educaWLRQ IUHH RI FRVW ´7KH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WKLQJ , WKRXJKW was that someone made a mistake. I kept thinking someday I was going to get a bill in the mail from the college,â&#x20AC;? said Richison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel very grateful that the college allowed me to be a student free of charge.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though my degree has come this late LQP\OLIH,¡P,DPRYHUMR\HG5LFKLVRQ stated that her favorite class was the Ojibwe culture class that was taught by Ralph and Delores Pewaush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned so much, just by listening. As an elder in the area, I would encourage any older person to come to the LCO College on the St. Croix reservation. If they have an interest in the Native American

community, they will learn a lot from the instructors here, even the younger men and ZRPHQ,DPDĂ&#x20AC;UPEHOLHYHUWKDWWKH\KDYH a college degree because when I was young, my husband got very sick and nearly died. I only had a high school education and worried about how I would take care of my children if anything happened to him. I believe that young people should be overprepared, because they never know what is coming in their future. A college degree prepares you for the future.â&#x20AC;? Richison concluded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really nice to be able to go to college so close to home. I feel that I learned a great deal at the LCOOCC St. Croix Outreach site. It has been a wonderful education, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m honored to have been a part of it.â&#x20AC;?

Elizabeth D. Lowe

Lowe graduated with an associate of arts in early childhood education. She is a teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant for the St. Croix Tribal Head Start. More than half of her classes were taken at the St. Croix Outreach site. She was required to drive to the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main campus in Hayward to take the upper-level early childhood classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt it was something I had to do,â&#x20AC;? explained Lowe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They say no pain, no gain. The pain of driving up to Hayward paid off because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to struggle with getting the information I needed. For me, as a hearing-impaired student, the ITV classes were not successful. So driving to Hayward, I was able to knock down the barriers to successful learning.â&#x20AC;? Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite classes were all the classes that she took from instructors Thelma Nayquonabe and Patricia Hemming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They opened the doors to so much experience and knowledge,â&#x20AC;? said Lowe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These instructors, Kate, my academic advisor, and Janine, my TRIO support person, have all provided me with a positive experience, regardless of the struggles I had with my disability. Lowe continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also took an introduction to special education class at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire this semester ZKLOH,Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGP\UHTXLUHGFRXUVHVIRUP\ associate degree from LCO. The university has acknowledged and embraced my disability and has worked closely with me on any issue I have hearing the information in class. I will be continuing my education to become a special education teacher at UWEau Claire. And I now know that my hearing disability will not stand in my way. â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to especially thank my husband and my kids,â&#x20AC;? remarked Lowe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They give up a lot so that I can achieve my goals. And I hope that this will let other moms realize that attaining an education can be successful even if you are working full time and raising a family. I want to be a good role model for my children and I want to inspire the minds of young children in school. I will be teaching someday soon. I want to show children that regardless of disabilities nothing should stand in the way of every child receiving a good education. This is my driving force.â&#x20AC;? Lowe concluded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if a person doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where to start, start by talking to Karen Washington in the St. Croix education department or talk to Kate Lechnir or Janine McNulty from LCO College at the youth center. They will give you resources and go above and beyond to make your educational experience a positive and practical one. The most important thing is to have the will to succeed. If you have the will, they will help \RXĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHZD\Âľ (Wolf) Kelly Lowe Sr. Lowe graduated with an associate of applied science in casino operations management. His favorite classes were introduction to higher education, principles of management and protective services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Introduction to higher education taught different ways to deal with life situations as it relates to your learning style,â&#x20AC;? noted Lowe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the principles of management class, I learned aspects from a business ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective about the different steps to take to manage your

employees and your business as well. The protective services class taught all the aspects of security not only for casinos but for outside businesses, as well.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to LCO College on the St. Croix reservation is a wonderful opportunity that everyone should take advantage of,â&#x20AC;? explained Lowe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really liked being here. I liked the facilitators, Kate and Janine. I liked the ambience of the school. I liked the closeness. It is a small place and it makes it feel like a family.â&#x20AC;? Lowe continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have time to partake in negativity, you have time to partake in something positive. You always have a choice. Getting a college degree gives you a steppingstone ... a lifeline ... but you have to grab it. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just come to you.â&#x20AC;? Lowe explained, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I faced loss of employment which led to loss of transportation which meant I had to rely on others. Even though many obstacles popped up in front of me, I kept going because I had a vision for my future and the Creator wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let me stop even though I wanted to at times. It was hectic working full time and going to school full time. Sometimes I felt like I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time for either one.â&#x20AC;? Lowe created a daily routine for himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each night, I mentally prepared for the next day so that doing what I had to do became a routine. Like a warrior preparing for battle, I prepared for all that life was going to throw my way.â&#x20AC;? Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice to people thinking about going to college includes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Enrolling in college at the LCOOCC St. Croix Outreach site will secure your future. Furthering your education is something that will always help you in the long run.â&#x20AC;? In conclusion, Lowe stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to thank all the faculty and staff involved in my pursuit of my goal and obtaining my vision. Chi Miigwech (many thanks).â&#x20AC;?

Karen E. Johnson

-RKQVRQUHFHLYHGDFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHLQKRVSLWDOity and tourism. Her favorite classes were her hardest classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;U.S. federal Indian policy and law taught me a lot about tribal nations on a national level, and learning of the hardships tribal nations face trying to maintain their sovereignty,â&#x20AC;? recounted Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the history of gaming and compacts class, I learned about where Native Americans came from as new businesspeople and I how we stand up as equals in the business world today. I also learned how tribes are working toward creative solutions and sustainability.â&#x20AC;? Johnson transferred to LCOOCC- St. Croix Outreach from the University of Montana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My education is not completed. I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still in the beginning stages. This cerWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHLVDJUHDWVWHSSLQJVWRQHÂľUHPDUNHG Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This summer I have accepted a research experience for an undergraduate position through the University of Minnesota. The program focuses on sustainable land and water projects. I am excited for this opportuQLW\WRGRVFLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FUHVHDUFKÂľ7KHUHVHDUFK project will take Johnson to Salish Cootenai College in Palbo, Mont., for 10 weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that the knowledge I gain through this research project will help me to serve the St. Croix Tribe in the future as we brace ourselves against environmental invasions in the future.â&#x20AC;? For Johnson, finding adequate time to VWXG\ZDVWKHPRVWGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWSDUWRIZRUNLQJ full time and going to school full time as a single mother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I usually had to wait until my two boys went to bed before I could study. It was a learning experience for all of us,â&#x20AC;? recounted Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My older son, even WKRXJK KH LV RQO\  KDV GHYHORSHG D JRRG work ethic because he has seen me prioritize our time. My degree from LCOOCC is showing my children a positive outlook on life and the importance of having a goal to strive for.â&#x20AC;? Johnson added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My children see this motivation in me, and I am very proud of the fact that I am able to take care of my children and have a positive impact on them.â&#x20AC;? Johnson concluded by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to thank the St. Croix Tribe for supporting me in my education. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to thank my children. They are why I am so persistent in continuing my education. Having the St. Croix Outreach Site here on the reservation ZDV WRWDOO\ EHQHĂ&#x20AC;FLDO ,W LV DQ DVVHW IRU WKH tribal people to be able to attend college so close to home.â&#x20AC;? Burns concluded the commencement ceremony by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congratulations to WKH&ODVVRIQRWMXVWDW/&2&ROOHJH but everywhere. Thank you for believing in yourself. We believe in each and every one of you that no matter what you do from this time on, you are a college graduate and a valuable commodity. Do us proud.â&#x20AC;?


Book features Polk County day-hiking trails Latest â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hittinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the Trailâ&#x20AC;? volume describes dozens of trails in county HUDSON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The latest book in the new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hittinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the Trailâ&#x20AC;? guidebook series foFXVHVRQ3RON&RXQW\´+LWWLQ¡WKH7UDLO Day Hiking Polk County, Wisconsin,â&#x20AC;? by Rob Bignell, was released Tuesday, June 4. Describing several dozen trails, the ebook covers trails in every Polk County community including St. Croix Falls, Osceola, Amery, Clear Lake, Balsam Lake, Turtle Lake, Luck and Frederic. The cover is of Osceola Creek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Polk County, you can walk across 1-billion-year-old rock, dip your toes in lakes made from melted glaciers, walk along historic railroad lines that once crisscrossed the state and traipse through the only state park that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow motor vehicles,â&#x20AC;? said Bignell, an avid hiker and author of the popular and critically acclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hikes with Tykesâ&#x20AC;? guidebooks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hiked in more than 30 of Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s counties, and Polk County certainly ranks up there with the best.â&#x20AC;? The book separates trails by geographiFDODUHDWKH6W&URL[5LYHU$UHD 6W&URL[ )DOOVDQG2VFHROD 1RUWK&RXQW\ )UHGHULF DQG /XFN  &HQWUDO $UHD %DOVDP /DNH DQG 0LOOWRZQ  DQG 6RXWKHDVWHUQ County Area (Amery, Turtle Lake and Clear Lake). â&#x20AC;&#x153;While other hiking guidebooks might highlight a trail in Polk County, no one ever has written a book about all of the great trails there,â&#x20AC;? Bignell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a major oversight. You could spend several weeks doing nothing but hiking the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varied trails.â&#x20AC;? Among Polk Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many parks with trails are Interstate State Park, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Straight Lake State Park and the Osceola Bedrock Glades State Natural Area. Among its many renowned long trails are the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the Gandy Dancer Trail, the Stower Seven Lakes Trail, the Cattail Trail and the Clear Lake-Clayton Trail. The guidebook also includes a brief introduction to Polk County, offering information about its communities, major highways, geography and history. Synopses of trails in bordering counties are provided as well. A bonus section offers a primer on day hiking, which is when hik-

in the same month. Those experiences led to Bignellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previously published hiking ERRNV ´+LNHV ZLWK 7\NHV $ 3UDFWLFDO *XLGH WR 'D\ +LNLQJ ZLWK .LGVÂľ   DQG´+LNHVZLWK7\NHV*DPHVDQG$FWLYLWLHVÂľ   +H¡V DOVR WKH DXWKRU RI three writing/self-publishing guidebooks, a novel and a collection of poetry. Bignell served as an infantryman in the Army National Guard and taught middle school students in New Mexico and Wisconsin. His newspaper work has won several journalism awards, from editoULDOZULWLQJWRVSRUWVUHSRUWLQJ,Q The Prescott Journal, of which he served as managing editor, was named Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weekly Newspaper of the Year. A Wisconsin native, Bignell now lives with his son in Hudson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Day Hiking Polk County, Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;? is available for purchase as an ebook at For those without an e-reader, the book also can be downloaded to personal computers. - submitted

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Kick the Tires business feasibility workshop offered BALSAM LAKE - The idea of owning a business has grown as a result of a multitude of books, infomercials, video CDs and websites on how to start a small business. Technical colleges, universities and other organizations offer a wide variety of courses designed for the small-business owner. But the immediate problem faced by the prospective entrepreneur is not how to start a business or how to manage a business. The immediate problem is

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Siren Schools open library doors for the summer SIREN - The Siren School District is committed to helping children succeed in school. Research has shown that children who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read over the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss can add up. The Siren Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Title I program will be implementing a summer reading program this summer. There will be open library times at the Siren High School library on Mondays starting June 10, from 5 to 7 in the evenings and Wednesday mornLQJV IURP  VWDUWLQJ July 10, (due to summer school and the Fourth of July week). During this time, children will be able to look at books, check out books, play math and reading games, listen to stories, listen and read on the computer, and other activities. The Tribal Head Start in Hertel is another place for the summer that children may come and spend time participating in the same type of activities

the UW-River Falls Small Business Development Center and UW-Extension-Polk County. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance to kick the tires, so to speak, on your business idea/plan to satisfy your entrepreneurial urge. This short, two-hour, one-evening workshop will be presented at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam /DNH RQ 7KXUVGD\ -XO\  IURP  WR  p.m. When you have completed the workshop and its short manual, you will have a clear indication whether your business

idea will work. Is it feasible? Is it a good investment for your life savings? Should you take the next step? The seminar will be presented by Steve DeWald, director of UWRF Small Business Development Center and Bob Kazmierski of Polk County UW-Extension. 7KHFRVWRIWKHSURJUDPLV7RUHJLVWHU simply call Bob Kazmierski at 715-485RUHPDLOEREND]PLHUVNL#FHVXZH[ edu. - from UW-Extension

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and will be open from 5 to 7 on Thursday evenings, June 13 to $XJ7KHUHZLOOEHDZHHNO\ reading goal for children to meet and if they meet that goal they will be able to put their name in for a drawing to be awarded twice a month. Those prizes may be movie tickets, a free icecream cone and other area surprises. At the end of the summer they will be have a drawing for an iPod or a Kindle. Parent volunteers are encouraged to come and play a game or two with the kids or read a story. The summer reading program at Siren School District will run from -XQHWKURXJK$XJZLWKWKH library opening two times a week at the Siren High School Library and one time a week at the Hertel Tribal Center. Please call Cadi :K\WHDWH[W  0DQ\ HQMR\HG GDQFLQJ DW WKH SURP /XQFK DQG EHYHUDJHV if you have any questions during ZHUHVHUYHGDQG0UDQG0UV-RH/LQGEHUJSURYLGHGWKHPXVLF the open library times at the Siren 7KHHYHQWZDVDKXJHVXFFHVVz3KRWRVVXEPLWWHG School. - from Siren Schools


Spooner Fire District approves construction of new fire station



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OBITUARIES Clara I. Anderson

Clara I. Anderson, 91, beloved mother, grandmother DQGVLVWHUZHQWKRPHWREHZLWKWKH/RUGRQ0D\ &ODUDZDVDUHVLGHQWRIWKH7RZQRI&ODP)DOOV Clara lived most of her years in Maple Valley, Wis., and enjoyed farming and gardening. She graduated Frederic High School and Polk County Teachers College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin E. Anderson, and her son, Joseph E. Anderson. She is survived by four children, Michael D. Anderson, Gregory S. Anderson and his wife, Leah, Janice I. Hyllested and her husband, Robert, Polly C. Novotne DQGKHUKXVEDQG%UXFHRQHEURWKHU5LFKDUG2OVRQDOVR RI 0DSOH 9DOOH\ VL[ JUDQGFKLOGUHQ $PDQGD $XJXVtine, Melissa Anderson, Ben Anderson, Ryan Hyllested, :HVWRQ+\OOHVWHGDQG0LFKHOOH1RYRWQHDQGDJUHDW granddaughter, Elin Augustine. Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, at the Siren Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Andy Bollant ofĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ3LDQLVWZDV$PDQGD$XJXVWLQH%XULDOZDVLQ the Clam Falls Cemetery next to husband Calvin. Pallbearers assisting were Richard Anderson, Robert Anderson, Gary Odden, Brad Olson, Bruce Olson, Duane Olson and Jeremy Olson. Online condolences may be left at Please continue to check this website for updated information RUFDOO%UXFH5RZHDW Rowe Funeral Home, of Frederic, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Arnold Ahrens

LeRoy Gene Hedberg

Morris Hjelle

LeRoy Gene Hedberg, 85, of Cushing, Wis., died MonGD\ 0D\   DW %XUQHWW 0HGLFDO &HQWHU¡V &RQtinuing Care Center in Grantsburg, surrounded by family. /H5R\ZDVERUQ2FWLQ Grantsburg to Hildor and Minnie (Johnson) Hedberg. He attended Grantsburg-area schools through HLJKWK JUDGH 2Q -XO\   KH married Marlys Johnson in Pine City, Minn. They lived near Grantsburg XQWLOWKHLUPRYHWR&XVKLQJLQ LeRoy worked as a truck driver, mechanic and dairy milk tester. He was a longtime member of Laketown Lutheran and active in the Cushing Commercial Club. He enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards, cheering on the Packers and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. +HLVVXUYLYHGE\KLVZLIHRI\HDUV0DUO\VHLJKW children, Rayna (Paul) Delaney of Pharr, Tex., Romey (Rick) Nelson of Grantsburg, Renell (Tom Sjoquist) Pagel of Dalbo, Minn., RoAnn (Kenneth) Goor of Henriette, Minn., Ronald Hedberg of Burnsville, Minn., Rachel Hedberg of Osceola, Robyn (James) Austin of WisconVLQ5DSLGVDQG5D\OHQH 6WHYHQ 6ZDQVRQRI$OSKD grandchildren, Eric Nelson, Caryn, Matthew (Kristina) and Beth (Anders Hopkins) Chalstrom, Timothy (Tawnie Whaley) and Travis Goor, David (Sara Grauvilardell) Hedberg, Zachary (Liana Dietrich) Hedberg, Carter AusWLQ7RQ\6RGHUTXLVWDQG$VKOH\6ZDQVRQIRXUJUHDW grandchildren, Anthony Singleton, Tyler and Tyson *RRUDQG1DVK&KDOVWURPVHYHQVWHSJUDQGFKLOGUHQ Dawn Johnson, James Nelson, Joshua, James and Jesse 6ZDQVRQ&DVH\DQG&OD\WRQ$XVWLQRQHVLVWHU*ZHQ 2OVRQRI1RUWK%UDQFK0LQQWKUHHEURWKHUV+DUWOH\ (Alice) Hedberg of Grantsburg, Ray (Barbara) Hedberg of Spring Lake Park, Minn., and Charles (Sally) Hedberg RI6W/RXLV0RPDQ\QLHFHVQHSKHZVUHODWLYHVDQG friends. +HZDVSUHFHGHGLQGHDWKE\KLVSDUHQWVWKUHHVLVWHUV *ODG\V0F/DLQ%HWW\-DUFKRZDQG$XGUH\:HGLQRQH EURWKHU'XGOH\+HGEHUJWKUHHLQIDQWFKLOGUHQDQGD grandson, Bryan Chalstrom. A celebration of life was held at First Lutheran Church in Cushing on Saturday, June 1, with Rev. Dorothy SanGDKORIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ0XVLFZDVSURYLGHGE\RUJDQLVW6KHOO\ Hermansen and vocalist Bill Java. Honorary pallbearers were LeRoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at or Please refer to these websites IRUXSGDWHGLQIRUPDWLRQRUFDOO%UXFH5RZHDW RU5RZH)XQHUDO+RPHRI/XFNDQG the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Morris Selmer Hjelle, 91, longtime resident on the north side of Sand Lake, Polk County, passed peacefully LQWR*RG¡VDUPVRQ-XQH 0RUULV ZDV ERUQ 6HSW   WR Frank and Anna (Larson) Hjelle. He ZDVEDSWL]HGDQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGDW:HVW Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Osceola. He attended Meadow View School near Horse Creek. Morris was inducted into the Army LQ2FWREHUDQGVHUYHGRYHUWKUHH years in the medical corps as a surgical technician at Camp Livingston, La., where he assisted with the well-being and recovery of men wounded in the Normandy invasion. After his honorable military discharge, he was gainfully employed at the Ford Motor Company in Amery. On Aug. 14, 1949, Morris was united in marriage to Ruth Lau at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Centuria, and they lived in Amery. Farming was his love, but when farm allergies interfered, he began working at Soderberg Hardware in 'UHVVHUZKHUHKHZRUNHGIRUDOPRVW\HDUV+HWKHQ retired to his home on the north side of Sand Lake, where KHHQMR\HGĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJJDUGHQLQJWUDYHOLQJDQGYLVLWLQJ Morris served as St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s congregational secretary for \HDUVZDVWKHFRQWDFWPDQEHWZHHQWKHV\QRGDQGWKH congregation and was head usher for many, many years. He was also an active member of St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club. Morris was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. He and Ruth enjoyed a trip to Norway in 1984, where they met many relatives and visited ancestral homesteads. They were happy to reciprocate hospitalities as various relatives visited them at their Sand Lake home. $IWHUKLVEHORYHGZLIH5XWKSDVVHGDZD\LQ0RUris moved to Royal Oaks Assisted Living in Osceola. He enjoyed 10-plus years there until his changing health neFHVVLWDWHGPRYHVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWR*RRG6DPDULWDQ1XUVLQJ+RPH LQ6W&URL[)DOOVDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\WR6RSKLH¡V0DQRULQ&HQturia. The family wishes to extend gratitude to all the staff at Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manor for their tender and loving care RI0RUULVWKHVHSDVWĂ&#x20AC;YHPRQWKV Morris was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, 5XWKKLVSDUHQWV)UDQNDQG$QQD/DUVRQ+MHOOHEURWKHU )HUGLHDQGZLIH-R\FH+MHOOHVLVWHU2OJDDQGKXVEDQG (PPHWW$GDPEURWKHUVLQODZ5REHUW/DX5DOSK%HUJ John Goberville and William Beattie. 0RUULVLVVXUYLYHGE\KLVVLVWHU/RUUDLQH (OPHU /DX sisters-in-law, Bernice Beattie, Carol Berg and Harriet /DXPDQ\QLHFHVDQGQHSKHZVDQGRWKHUUHODWLYHVDQG dear friends. Visitation for Morris will be held Friday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grandstrand Funeral Home near Dresser. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Centuria, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at West Immanuel Cemetery, Osceola.

$UQROG$KUHQVDJHRI*UDQWVEXUJSDVVHGDZD\RQ 0D\ Born Sept. 14, 1940, he grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., and he served honorably for the U.S. Marine Corps. He was then a truck driver for 30-plus years with Vincent Brass and Aluminum and most recently, Ryerson. He also enjoyed the outdoors by spending many hours on the lakes and time in the woods hunting. Arnie particularly enjoyed the game of Cribbage and crushing his opponents on a consistent basis. $UQROGLVVXUYLYHGE\GDXJKWHU5XWKVRQV(ULFDQG %UDGOH\ /LVD JUDQGFKLOGUHQ7KRPDV7LPRWK\7\OHU 1RODQ DQG 0DVRQ DQG EURWKHU *HUDOG $KUHQV 7KH Ahrens family would like to express their gratitude to his friends in Grantsburg that helped them in the last three years with doctor appointments and in so many other areas. It was truly a blessing. The gracious care and help of Leah and other staff members at Burnett Medical Center was much appreciated. $PHPRULDOVHUYLFHZLOOEHKHOG6DWXUGD\-XQH DW  SP ZLWK YLVLWDWLRQ QRRQ WR  SP DW 6ZHGEHUJ Taylor Family Funeral Home, Grantsburg Chapel. ArDorothy Mae Richter, 83, a resident of the Continuing rangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Grantsburg. Online condolences can be Care Center, Grantsburg, formerly of Siren, passed away SHDFHIXOO\RQ0D\ made at 'RURWK\ZDVERUQ-XQHLQ.LQJVGDOH0LQQ to William and Sadie Java Cockerham. She grew up in the Dairyland area, attending the Thompson and Mary F. Delougherty, age 71, of Milltown, passed away Engine Hill Schools. After the passing of her father in 0D\ A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 8, from  WKH IDPLO\ PRYHG WR WKH )UHGeric area where she worked and met 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Wilkins Resort, Luck. her husband, Robert. They were married on Sept. 17, 1948, in Pine City, Minn. They raised their 14 children in the Frederic and Osceola areas. After the tragic loss of her husband in 1974, she moved to Dixon, Ill. There she became a registered dietician and worked at the health-care center until she retired. She began a hobby of collecting of chickens, it became a source of pride for KHU,QVKHFDPHEDFNWR:LVFRQVLQVSHQGLQJWKH days enjoying her family with cooking, baking, gardening, preserving, sewing, crafting and visiting. She will be greatly missed by her family, many friends and those who cared for her so wonderfully at CCC. 6KH ZDV SUHFHGHG LQ GHDWK E\ KHU KXVEDQG 5REHUW VRQV%LOODQG'HDQJUDQGVRQ.\OHKHUSDUHQWVEURWKHUV%R\G2UYLOOH&OLIIRUGDQG+DUROGEURWKHULQODZ *OHQQDQGKDOIVLVWHU/LQGD Dorothy is survived by her children, Patsy (Larry) Tucker, Robert Richter, Betsy (Wally) Rightman, Mitsy (Terry) Adolphson, Nancy Tober, Bernard Richter, Bonny Richter, Donna (Allan) Woodrich, Diane (Roy) Jack Swedberg, Monument & Marker Sales -RQHV'RXJODV5LFKWHU'DOH5LFKWHUDQG'DUF\5LFKWHU Patrick L. Taylor, Owner, Director brothers, Donald Cockerham, Wes (Marie) Cockerham Dennis W. Christianson, Director DQG5XVV ,YDK &RFNHUKDPVLVWHU6KLUOH\.LPHVKDOI VLVWHU6DQGUD 3KLO &ROHHKDOIEURWKHUV5LFKDUG 'HEWe can help with ELH  )UHGHULFNV DQG 5RQDOG 3DWW\  )UHGHULFNV DORQJ â&#x20AC;˘ Prearrangements â&#x20AC;˘ Traditional Services ZLWK  JUDQGFKLOGUHQ  JUHDWJUDQGFKLOGUHQ ZLWK â&#x20AC;˘ On-Site Crematory â&#x20AC;˘ Cemetery Monuments DQRWKHU H[SHFWHG WZR JUHDWJUHDWJUDQGFKLOGUHQ  VWHSJUDQGFKLOGUHQHLJKWVWHSJUHDWJUDQGFKLOGUHQDQG â&#x20AC;˘ Online obituaries can be seen at D VWHSJUHDWJUHDWJUDQGFKLOG PDQ\ QLHFHV QHSKHZV great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Swedberg Taylor Family A funeral service was held Saturday, June 1, at the Funeral Homes and Crematory Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren Chapel, Grantsburg: 715-463-6700 ZLWK3DVWRU6WHYH:DUGRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ$UUDQJHPHQWVZHUH entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren: 715-349-4800 584854 Siren. Online condolences can be made at swedbergWebster: 715-866-7131 31a 42L

Dorothy Mae Richter

Mary F. Delougherty

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Gladys A. Peterson Gladys A. Peterson, 78, resident of Luck, died ThursGD\0D\DW5HJLRQV+RVSLWDOLQ6W3DXO0LQQ 6KH LV VXUYLYHG E\ KHU KXVEDQG *HUDOG FKLOGUHQ Karen (Calvin) Johnson, Neil (Tammy) Peterson, Ron -HUHWWH  3HWHUVRQ DQG -XOLH -RQ  &KULVWHQVHQ DQG  grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Bone Lake Lutheran Church, Luck, on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Friday, June 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be left at or Please refer to these websites for XSGDWHGLQIRUPDWLRQRUFDOO%UXFH5RZHDW RU Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Susan Jo Anderson 6XVDQ´6XHÂľ-R$QGHUVRQZHQWWREHZLWKWKH/RUG RQ0D\ 6KHZDVERUQLQ,RZD)DOOV,RZDRQ'HFWR her parents, James and Margaret Long. Sue lived and graduated high school in Webster. She met her husband, Ron Anderson, in Wisconsin and soon moved to Libby, 0RQWIRUWKHQH[W\HDUV7RJHWKHUWKH\UDLVHGWKUHH wonderful children, Chris Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz., Cheryl Titus of Eureka, Mont., and Crystal Parrillo of Maricopa, Ariz. Sue and Ron then moved to Prescott Valley, Ariz., where she excelled at aiding with special-needs children at the Bradshaw Mountain High School while Ron ZRUNHGDW$&(IRUDOPRVW\HDUV6XH 0V6XH ZDV able to touch hundreds of hearts through this job. She often said that helping these kids was the joy of her life. 6KHLVVXUYLYHGE\KHUKXVEDQGRIORYLQJ\HDUV5RQ WKUHH VLVWHUV &DURO +DUPRQ /L] 6WDJHU DQG -XG\ +LOO KHUFKLOGUHQ&KULV&KHU\ODQG&U\VWDOKHUQLQHJUDQGchildren, Josh, Kristina, Cory, Tisha, Johnathon, Butch, &KULVWRSKHU $VKOH\ DQG 5\DQ DQG KHU WKUHH JUHDW grandchildren, Haley, Kaitlyn and Brayden. Sueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giving heart, kindness and never-ending smile will be missed by all.


OBITUARIES Donald Lee Hotchkiss Sr.

Douglas A. Peterson

Howard Weston Palmer

'RQDOG+RWFKNLVVSDVVHGDZD\7KXUVGD\0D\ DW+XQWVYLOOH+RVSLWDO+XQWVYLOOH$ODVXUURXQGing by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elnora Hotchkiss, lifelong residents of Shell Lake. 'RQZDVERUQ1RYLQ6KHOO/DNH+HJUDGXated from Shell Lake High School. He moved to Alabama LQ  DQG ZRUNHG IRU 0DGLVRQ &RXQW\ IRU  \HDUV until health issues forced him to retire. Don is survived by his brother, Scotty (Cheryl) HotchNLVV6KHOO/DNHGDXJKWHU.DVH\ 5DPRQ 4XLUR]$WKHQV*DVRQ0DM'RQQLH+RWFKNLVVFXUUHQWO\VWDWLRQHG LQ2NLQDZD-DSDQDQGGDXJKWHU+HDWKHU 'HQQLV 3ROODUG/XEHF7H[DVDQGHLJKWJUDQGFKLOGUHQ Don was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by many. Memorialization will be handled in a private ceremony in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Guest registry is available at

'RXJODV3HWHUVRQZDVERUQ2FWLQ)UHGHULF+H is the son of former residents Mr. and Mrs. C.W.V. PeWHUVRQDOVRIRUPHUSUHVLGHQWRI)DUPHUV6WDWH%DQN'RXJODVZDVD\HDU member of the American Swedish Institute Male Chorus. Douglas married Lois Wendt :HQG\ RQ)HE7KHLUFKLOdren are Bradley (Melinda) and Kimberly (Stuart). Douglas has eight grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Ellen, Braeden, Bryten, twin girls Taren and 7D\OHQ DQG :HVWHQ +H LV VXUYLYHG E\ *ZHQ *UDG\ QLHFH 6XVDQ $GDLU DQG QHSKHZV 0LFKDHO 'DYLG DQG Jeffrey. Services were held May 11 at St. Stephen in White Bear Lake, Minn. Memorials may be sent to St. Stephen Church in White Bear Lake or American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis.

Howard Weston Palmer, 93, of Luck, passed away on 7KXUVGD\0D\DWWKH/DZVRQ0DQRU$VVLVWHG Living Home in Luck. $FHOHEUDWLRQRIOLIHZLOOEHKHOG6DWXUGD\-XQHDW 11 a.m., at East Balsam Baptist Church. Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family will greet visitors at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Following the service the family would like to invite their guests to join them for fellowship and lunch in the church fellowship hall. Howard will be laid to rest at the New Home Cemetery in the Town of Eureka, Polk County. A full obituary will appear soon. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

Gladys Agnes (Krogh) Peterson

Mary Lou Fischer

Gladys Agnes (Krogh) Peterson, 78, of Luck, died 7KXUVGD\0D\DW5HJLRQV+RVSLWDOVXUURXQGHG by her loving family *ODG\V ZDV ERUQ -XO\   WR Gilbert and Agnes Krogh. She graduDWHGIURP/XFN+LJK6FKRROLQ On Dec. 17, 1955, she married Gerald Peterson. To this union four children were born. Once her children were in school, Gladys worked at jobs in Luck that included Dr. Spoffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s optometry RIĂ&#x20AC;FH3URGXFWLRQ&UHGLW$VVRFLDWLRQ Art Anderson Realty and Flowers Forever. *ODG\VKDGDSDVVLRQIRUJURZLQJĂ RZHUVHVSHFLDOO\ lilies, feeding and watching the hummingbirds, sewing for her grandchildren and trying new recipes for family gatherings. *ODG\VZDVSUHFHGHGLQGHDWKE\KHUSDUHQWVEURWKHU 1RUPDQDQGJUDQGGDXJKWHU(PLO\ 6KHLVVXUYLYHGE\KHUKXVEDQG*HUDOGKHUIRXUFKLOdren, Karen (Calvin) Johnson, Neil (Tammy) Peterson, 5RQ -HUHWWH 3HWHUVRQ-XOLH -RQ &KULVWHQVHQDVZHOODV 10 grandchildren, Charlie (Jodi) Johnson, Kaylene Johnson, Lauren, Meagan and Jillian Peterson, Christy (Dave) Scanlon, Heather (Rodney Marek) Peterson, Luke, Annie DQG.DWLH&KULVWHQVHQ*ODG\VDOVRKDVĂ&#x20AC;YHJUHDWJUDQGchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Bone Lake LuWKHUDQ &KXUFK /XFN RQ 6DWXUGD\ -XQH   DW  a.m. Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Friday, June 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be left at or Please refer to these websites IRUXSGDWHGLQIRUPDWLRQRUFDOO%UXFH5RZHDW RU Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Mary Lou Fischer, 75, a resident of Dairyland, died 0RQGD\0D\DW9LOOD0DULQD+HDOWKDQG5HKDbilitation in Superior, surrounded by her family. Mary Lou was born at home on March 11, 1938, to parents Victor and Edith (Visger) Corbin. She attended the Thompson and Engine Hill Grade School where she not only attended, but also helped cook. She also attended Webster High School prior to her marriage to Russell Fischer on Dec. 8, 1954, in Superior. After their marriage, WKHFRXSOHOLYHGQHDU3DWWLVRQ3DUNXQWLOLQWKHFRXple moved back to Dairyland, when they purchased Ruth and Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar from Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents. In 1995, the couple sold the bar and retired to their current home on CTH T where she loved to spend time with her grandkids. Mary Lou cooked at various places throughout her life and carried her passion for cooking home, where she loved to bake pies and make jelly from berries that she enjoyed picking herself. Mary Lou is survived by her children, Joanne Anderson and Dwayne Fischer, both of Dairyland, Penny (Scott) Holmstrom of Danbury, Lauretta Fischer, Denise (Chad) *OHQQDDQG1RUD 5LFKDUG .HUQDOORI0LOOWRZQVHYHQ grandchildren, Carrie, Jake, Bryan, Dylan, Megan, Chase DQG 3UHVWRQ JUHDWJUDQGVRQ %UDQGRQ EURWKHUV DQG sisters, Shirley Rassmussen of Superior, Norma (Clyde) Fuller of Superior, Doug (Sharon) Corbin of Dairyland, Harvey (Jean) Corbin and Linda (Jack) Thompson, all of Summit, Wis., and many other family and friends, including Arlene (Jack) Ely. 0DU\/RXZDVSUHFHGHGLQGHDWKE\KHUSDUHQWVKXVEDQG 5XVVHOO LQIDQW VRQ 9LFWRU VLVWHU +HOHQ 1HOVRQ and son-in-law, Ricky Anderson. Funeral services for Mary Lou Fischer were held Monday, June 3, at the Brown Funeral Home in Solon Springs ZLWK3DVWRU0DU\%R\DUVNLRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ0XVLFZDVSURYLGHGE\'DQ3URIĂ&#x20AC;W Online condolences may be left at

Charlotte Flygstad, age 90, formerly of Siren, died on 0D\LQ(GHQ3UDLULH0LQQ A committal service will be held on Friday, June 7, at noon at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner.

Thank You The family of Ronald Lambert would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Good Samaritan Center and St. Croix County Hospice and OMC of Osceola for the loving and professional care he received during the final days of his life. 585504 42Lp

Thank you for the cards, flowers, memorials, kind words, support and many prayers for Claude McCarty. Thank you for helping us through this very sad and difficult time. We would like to thank the Terraceview Living Center; the Shell Lake Hospital and the doctors and staff. The wonderful people from Hospice and a special thank-you to Vicki. Special thank-you to Bob Denotter for finding Claude when he had the misfortune of falling at his home. Bob, thank you for your faithful visits and being a truly lifetime friend. Pastor Steve Ward, thank you for your kind words and for the funeral service and Pastor Jack Starr, thank you for telling us about Claude being such an asset at the Lakeview Church and his favorite songs. Thanks to the singers, Pat Taylor, Janet Nelson and Connie Quam for the beautiful music. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home made making arrangements easy on our part through this trying time. Thanks to the nieces and nephews and their spouses for all your help and supporting the family. Thanks to the casket bearers and the ladies group of the Lakeview Church for the wonderful lunch. Military honors were supplied by the VFW Post 1256 of Siren, WI, and greatly appreciated. 585630 42Lp

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Kathy Swartzell .DWK\6ZDUW]HOO$PHU\SDVVHGDZD\RQ0D\ after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Kathy ZDV ERUQ 1RY   6KH LV VXUYLYHG E\ KHU KXVEDQG /HRQ $OGHQ children, Jody (Bob-Hopper) Gilbertson, Julie (Josh) Riendeau, Michele Deville, Mark (Brianna Swanson) Anderson, Pat (Jen) Alden and Deborah $OGHQ JUDQGFKLOGUHQ $OH[ %URRNH Matt, Mike, Danielle, Jordan, Shae, Chloe, Haley, Mara, Stephanie and 0DWWVLVWHUV1DQF\1HOVRQDQG%RQQLH+XJKHVQLHFHVQHSKHZVIDPLO\ and many friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Eugene, and mother, Yvonne. She grew up in Bloomington, Minn., but moved to Amery her senior year of high school. Before graduating VKHZRQWKHWLWOHRI0LVV$PHU\DQGZDVDOVRWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW girl in Wisconsin to be an FFA queen. Kathy graduated IURP$PHU\+LJK6FKRROLQDQGZHQWRQWRHDUQD drafting degree. She worked at Fabritek along with other careers and eventually owned a successful business with H & R Block. Kathy most enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends, playing with her grandchildren, traveling, going to the casino and always lived life to the fullest. She will be remembered for her warm and caring nature, her love and concern for others, her positive attitude, sense of humor and her unbounded hope, strength and VHOĂ HVVGHWHUPLQDWLRQLQKHUEDWWOHZLWKFDQFHU.DWK\ touched the lives of so many people and left a footprint on the hearts of everyone she met. She was an angel on Earth, and her inspiration and smile will never be forgotten. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 30, at Moe Lutheran Church, 45th Avenue, Clear Lake. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Amery, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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We would like to thank everyone at Continuing Care Center/BMC for the wonderful care they gave our mom during her residency, the love and support from the staff is so appreciated. Thank you to all who gave cards and flowers and attended her visitation & services. Special thanks to the First Baptist Church of Falun for providing a place for our lunch and family gathering. Thank you so much to the SwedbergTaylor Family Funeral Home for all the arrangements. Special thanks to Terry Rader for the beautiful music and grateful thanks to Pastor Steve Ward for his words of comfort. We truly appreciate the expressions of sympathy from family & friends.

The family of Dorothy Richter


James Donald Martinsen, 77, passed away at his home LQ/XFNRQ0D\ -DPHV ZDV ERUQ -XO\   LQ 0LOOWRZQ WR +DQV Louie and Nellie Martinsen. He attended Milltown High School. He was married to Marilyn Delores Jensen on Aug. 31, 1957. James and Marilyn owned and operated Martinsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ,*$VWRUHIRU\HDUV8SRQVHOOLQJWKHVWRUHLQ James worked in construction and excavating. -DPHVVHUYHG\HDUVRQWKH/XFN)LUH'HSDUWPHQW several years as the assistant chief. He also served on the commercial club, the Maple View board, the Luck Country Club and the Luck Village Board. He truly enjoyed the many visits from his special friends and family, playing Fast Track, going for Ranger rides out to the farm and picnicking at Cow Pie Park. His three grandsons were the light of his life. +HZDVSUHFHGHGLQGHDWKE\KLVIDWKHU+DQV/RXLH KLVPRWKHU1HOOLHDQGKLVEURWKHU-RKQ5REHUW+HLV VXUYLYHGE\KLVZLIHRI\HDUV0DULO\QKLVVRQ0LFKDHO ,QJULG 0DUWLQVHQRI6RPHUVHWKLVGDXJKWHU0HODQLH 6FRWW +DWWHQRI/XFNDQGKLVJUDQGFKLOGUHQ&RG\ Casey and Cole. A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, June 8, at his favorite place, Cow Pie Park. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Expressing our most sincere thanks from the family of Esther Kamholz Prokop for your hugs, kindness and generosity; for the support to the family, beautiful flowers and cards sent to Esther during her nursing care. The memorial gifts, prayers, cards, flowers and thoughts from so many friends during her journey and difficult time of Estherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing were most comforting. Thank you to the Good Samaritan Health Team Staff for her care the past 15 months, the St. Croix Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church family for the many prayers and support and lunch, and the Kolstad Family Funeral Home assisting in the arrangements. Esther was most precious to our family. We forever will cherish the loving memories you have shared. Thank you and God bless.

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Bubbles of joy


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each other as if to escape the cold frost beneath them. What a joy to behold! The surprising sight was indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The bubbles reminded me of some new believers in Christ, whose hearts were hard as frost until they accepted him into their lives and then burst forth in bubbles of joy. Many people testify to having been frozen in bitterness, anger or other crippling strongholds and then turning to the only One who is able to thaw their hearts. Made new, they become so joyĂ&#x20AC;OOHGWKDWWKH\DUHFRPSHOOHGWRVKDUH their happiness with others. In the far north, frost never does reach the surface of the ground. Some hearts

are like permafrost, so hard that nothing can penetrate the darkness. They miss the joy that God offers them, staying frozen in bitterness and anger. They arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t willing to break through the darkness of sin and choose to allow Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joy to bubble forth in their lives. Believing in God is a matter of choice. Right behind faith, joy is waiting on the surface ready to bubble through our whole being. If we think of all the happy moments weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced, the greatest moments in our lives, they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t begin to compare to that of choosing Christ as our Savior and Lord. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Though \RXKDYHQRWVHHQKLP\RXORYHKLP and even though you do not see him QRZ\RXEHOLHYHLQKLPDQGDUHĂ&#x20AC;OOHG

to her not having both parents involved in her life. How can I help her be more positive about herself? Leon Wirth, executive director of ParHQWLQJDQG<RXWK2XUKHDUWVJRRXWWR you and your kids as you face this difQ: My wife was just diagnosed with Ă&#x20AC;FXOWVLWXDWLRQ&KLOGUHQUHDFWWRGLYRUFH Jim Daly Juli Slattery severe depression and anxiety. She in different ways, depending on age and rarely engages in conversation, and a variety of other factors that can affect even though sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on medication, she RQWKLVVXEMHFW´0RRG6ZLQJVÂľ 7KRPDV their sense of self-worth. acts like she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have any- 1HOVRQ E\'U3DXO0HLHU,WZLOO Younger kids may blame themselves thing to do with me. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the same help you understand how to support and for the divorce, in which case itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imporperson I married. I try to talk to her, and encourage your wife while at the same tant to reassure them that your struggles she says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a phase and to leave time maintaining realistic expectations as a couple had absolutely nothing to do and boundaries. her alone. I am so hurt. What can I do? with them. Teens and young adults may Finally, you should be aware of your actually feel relieved after the strife of -LP :H¡UH VRUU\ WR OHDUQ RI \RXU predicament. Clinical depression is a own needs during this emotionally try- the divorce has ended, and this in turn complex problem involving a blend of LQJ WLPH <RX¡UH LQ D GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW SRVLWLRQ may cause them to beat themselves up genetic, biochemical, personal and spiri- and you need all the outside help you for taking a positive view of a bad thing tual factors. That being the case, our can get. Seek out a support network like divorce. counseling team recommends that you through your church or a special interest What can you do to help ease your not take your wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavior toward group. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to enlist the daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pain? First, encourage her to you personally. The forces contributing assistance of a licensed counselor, with talk about what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feeling and why to her emotional distance are beyond her or without your wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing participa- she thinks these feelings are popping tion. Contact Focus on the Family for a up. Help her to see that, though life has control. Your mention of a diagnosis suggests referral. changed dramatically, things wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alâ&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ ways feel as bad as they feel right now. that your wife is receiving ongoing care. Q: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a single mom with two chil- Give her hope for the future, and do evThat is essential in a situation like this. Our counselors suggest that you encour- dren. My ex-husband doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have erything you can to maintain normalcy age her to continue taking her medica- anything to do with our kids, which and routine in her life. tion and to remain under the care of a is devastating to them. Whenever my Also, reassure her that she has value WUDLQHG SK\VLFLDQ RU TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HG SURIHV- 8-year-old daughter gets in trouble, she to you, simply because â&#x20AC;&#x153;you are you.â&#x20AC;? starts to say things like â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hate myselfâ&#x20AC;? $QG KHOS KHU Ă&#x20AC;QG RWKHU KHDOWK\ DGXOW sional. You might also read an excellent book and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m worthless.â&#x20AC;? I think this is due mentors with whom she can be honest


with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.â&#x20AC;? (1 3HWHU

Furthermore, Jesus said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, RXWRIKLVKHDUWZLOOĂ RZULYHUVRIOLYLQJ ZDWHUÂľ -RKQ -R\WKDWFRPHVIURP new life in Christ begins as a bubble that bursts forth as a river hard to contain. Lord, we gladly choose to accept your thawing love and grace so we can experience that inexpressible and glorious joy you desire for us. We humbly ask this in the name of Jesus, who gives abounding joy. Amen. Mrs. Bair may be reached at sallybair@

DERXWKHUIHHOLQJVDOHUWWHDFKHUVVFKRRO counselors, youth leaders or a pastor to the situation. Finally, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d strongly encourage you and your kids to seek a trained family therapist to help you weather this storm. Contact Focus on the Family for a free consultation with a counselor, as well as a referral for ongoing care in your area. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus on the Familyâ&#x20AC;? radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus on the Family,â&#x20AC;? author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2012 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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


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



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


BALSAM LUTHERAN CHURCH 1115 Mains Crossing, 1/2 Mile South Hwy. 8 On 110th St.; Sun. Worship 9 a.m.; Sun. School 10:15 a.m. BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN (WELS) Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor, 715-635-7672, Hm. 715-354-7787, Hwy. 70 at 53, Spooner Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School & Bible Classes For All - 10:45 a.m. BETHANY LUTHERAN - BRANSTAD Pastor Jay Ticknor, 715-463-5746 3 miles So. of Grantsburg on Hwy. 87 Sun. Schl. - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m. BETHANY LUTHERAN - SIREN Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor Paul Peterson, Cell # 715-566-3758 Pastoral Serv. 715-349-5280 Sun. Worship - 8:30 a.m,; Sun. School 9:45 a.m. BETHESDA LUTHERAN - DRESSER (LCMC) Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sun. Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Traditional Service 10 a.m.; Last Sunday of the month outdoor service 10 a.m. BONE LAKE LUTHERAN 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 CHRIST LUTHERAN (LCMS) Pipe Lake CTH G & T, 715-822-3096 Pastor Steve Miller Sun. Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m. during schl. yr.; Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. CLAM FALLS LUTHERAN (AALC) Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt, 218-371-1335 715-327-4461 Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st Sun. FAITH LUTHERAN - BALSAM LAKE 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

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 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 NORTH VALLEY LUTHERAN Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;? Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN, (LCMS) WEBSTER Pastor Jody Walter Church Phone 715-327-8608 Sun. Wor. - 8:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays facebook/OurRedeemerWebster PEACE LUTHERAN - DRESSER (ELCA) 2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Andrea Fluegel Sun. Wor. 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA) Pastor Paul Peterson 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays REDEEMER EV. LUTHERAN (Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Gene DeVries 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 8:30 a.m. ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EV. LUTHERAN (Wis. Synod) 350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sunday School - 10 a.m. ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUTHERAN - LCMC 1614 CTH B, North Luck, Pastor Rob Lubben Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Contact Leslie Valentine, 715-646-2390; Email: SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod) 140 Madison St. South, St. Croix Falls Pastor Mark K. Schoen Sun. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun.School - 10:30 a.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN - ELCA 10 mi. W. of Cumberland on Hwy. 48 (McKinley) Pastor Neal Weltzin GT Office 715-857-5580, Parsonage 715-8223001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st Sunday TRINITY LUTHERAN - FALUN Hwy. 70 East, 715-689-2271, Pastor Carl Heidel Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion -Every Sunday TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN OSCEOLA 300 Seminole Ave. (CTH M) Mark Kock, Pastor, 715-294-2828 Sun. Wor. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Summer, 9 a.m. WEST DENMARK LUTHERAN Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m.

FAITH LUTHERAN - GRANTSBURG Mark Hendrickson, Interim Pastor, 715-463-5388 Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 10:45 a.m. FIRST EVAN. LUTHERAN 561 Chestnut St., Taylors Falls, MN, 651-465-5265 Trad. Wor. - 8:30 a.m.; Cont. Wor. - 11 a.m.

WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - ELCA Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 June 2, 2013 - Sept. 15, 2013 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Communion twice month.

FIRST LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Dorothy Sandahl, 715-648-5323 or 715-648-5324 Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. FRISTAD LUTHERAN - CENTURIA ELCA - 501 Hwy. 35, 715-646-2357, Mel Rau, Pastor Sun. Worship & Holy Communion - 9 a.m.; GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN - ELCA 877 190th Ave., CTH G, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 715-857-5580, Parsonage - 715-822-3001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sun. of each month GRACE LUTHERAN - WEST SWEDEN Phone 715-327-4340, 715-416-3086, 715-327-8384, Pastor Theresa Riewestahl Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (Missouri Synod) Pastor Jody R. Walter - 715-327-8608 Sun. Schl. - 8:45 a.m.; Service - 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun. LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTH. - ELCA CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791; Pastor Bill Schroeder (June-Aug.) Sun. Worship 9 a.m. w/communion (Sept.-May) Sun. Worship 10 a.m. w/communion; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. LAKETOWN LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Dorothy Sandahl, Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:30 a.m. LUCK LUTHERAN Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-472-8424; 510 Foster Ave. E.; Office 715-472-2605; (Sept.-May) Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. MILLTOWN LUTHERAN Pastors Mel Rau & Maggie Isaacson 113 W. Main St.. W., 715-825-2453 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship

YELLOW LAKE LUTHERAN 1/2 mi. W. of Hwy. 35 on U, 715-866-8281, Pastors Douglas Olson, Roger Kampstra, Myron Carlson and Danny Wheeler Services at 8:45 & 9:30 a.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday ZION LUTHERAN - BONE LAKE (LCMC) 5 miles E. of Frederic on W, 2 miles south on I; Church: 715-472-8660 Pastor Mike Fisk, 715-417-0692 Sunday Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Wor. 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st Sunday ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS ) Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sunday Wor. 8 & 10 a.m.; Thursday Wor. 7 p.m. Communion - 1st & Last Sunday ZION LUTHERAN - MARKVILLE Pastor Tim Faust Worship - 11 a.m.; Sunday School - 10 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sunday ZION LUTHERAN - TRADE LAKE Pastor Theresa Riewestahl 715-327-8384, 715-416-3086 Fellowship - 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays



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


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

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST GRANTSBURG Pastor Carolyn Saunders, 715-463-2624 Worship - 9 a.m.; Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. DANBURY UNITED METHODIST 7520 Water St., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. GRACE UNITED - WEBSTER 26503 Muskey Ave., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor, Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m., Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST 1606 165th Ave., CTH I, Centuria Pastor Freddie Kirk, 715-485-3363 Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m. LAKEVIEW UNITED - HERTEL Pastor Jack Starr Wor. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - during worship hour LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST 3482 115th St., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m. McKINLEY UNITED METHODIST Pastor Annie Tricker Sun. Worship 11 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m. Potluck dinner 1st Sunday OSCEOLA UNITED METHODIST; 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Kathy Huneywell Sunday Early Risers Class - 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st Sunday ST. CROIX FALLS UNITED METHODIST Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship Serv. - 10 a.m.; Sunday School is at 9 a.m., Nursery available ST. LUKE UNITED - FREDERIC 100 Linden Street, Frederic Pastor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddieâ&#x20AC;? Kirk, 715-327-4436 Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Serv. 5:15 p.m. SIREN UNITED METHODIST 24025 1st Ave. So., 715-866-8646 Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Wor. - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available) TAYLORS FALLS UNITED METHODIST 290 W. Government Street, 715-294-4436 Reverend Dr. Rolland Robinson Sunday Service - 10 a.m. with nursery Sunday School - Sept. - May at 10 a.m. WOLF CREEK UNITED METHODIST Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship - 8:15 a.m. COVENANT


CALVARY COVENANT - ALPHA Pastor Scott Sagle, 715-689-2541 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:30 p.m.; Elevator provided, welcome SIREN COVENANT Pastor Ken Sohriakoff 7686 Lofty Pines Drive, Siren, 715-349-5601 Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. UNITED COVENANT - CLEAR LAKE Pastor Dan Pearson Sunday School 8:45 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. CATHOLIC


ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Rev. William Brenna, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH Pastor - Father Frank Wampach 490 Bench St., Taylors Falls, 651-465-7345 Sat. Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 & 10:30 a.m. Tues. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP Danbury - 7586 St. Rd. 77, 715-866-7321 Pastor - Father Michael J. Tupa Mass - Sat. 4 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. (Sept.-May). Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt. OUR LADY OF THE LAKES Balsam Lake Rev. John A. Drummy; Pastor - 715-405-2253 Mass: Sat. eves. 6 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m.; Tues. 5:30 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.Sacrament of Reconciliation 7:30 a.m. Sun. or by appt. SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa CTHs A & H - 715-866-7321 Crescent Lake Voyager Village area. Mass Sun. 8 a.m., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. Reconciliation as per bulletin and by appt. ST. DOMINIC - FREDERIC Fr. Louis Reddy, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - GRANTSBURG Fr. Louis Reddy, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. ST. ANNE PARISH Rev. Andy Anderson, 715-247-3310 139 Church Hill Rd., Somerset Mass Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER Pastor Father Frank Wampach, 651-465-7345 25293 Redwing Ave., Shafer, MN Sunday 9 a.m. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10 a.m., Wed. 5:30 p.m. (Sept.-May), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer) ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC 1050 North Keller Ave., Amery, 715-268-7717 Father John Drummy, Pastor Sat. Mass 4 p.m., Sun. Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass Wed. & Thurs. 9 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC Rev. William Brenna 255 E. 10th Ave., Osceola, 715-294-2243 Masses: Sat. 4 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m.


ASSEMBLY CENTURIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Don Wiltshire, 715-640-6400 Centuria - Phone 715-646-2172 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. OSCEOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Larry Mederich, 715-294-4332 Mtg. @ St. Croix Art Barn; Sun. Serv. - 9 a.m. Nursery and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church SIREN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Andrew Bollant Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Morn. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Supervised Nursery; Wed. Evening - Worship Serv. 6:30 p.m.


EVANGELICAL APPLE RIVER COMMUNITY (EFCA) Pastor Bruce Tanner, 942 U.S. Hwy. 8, Amery, 715-268-2176 Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. CROSSWALK COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W, Frederic Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Morning Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 933 248th St., Osceola Pastor Dave Williams Morn. Wor. 10 a.m.; Sun. Schl. Sept.-May 8:45 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church & Nursery provided TRADE RIVER EVANGELICAL FREE Pastor Dale VanDeusen, 715-488-2296 or 715-488-2653 20296 Hwy. 87, Grantsburg Morning Wor. 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10:45 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services BAPTIST


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. EUREKA BAPTIST 2393 210th Ave., St. Croix Falls Pastor Willis Christenson, 715-483-9464 Sun. School - 10 a.m.; Wor. Service - 11 a.m. FAITH FELLOWSHIP Hwy. 35 and CTH N., Luck Bill McEachern Pastor, 715-485-3973 Sun. Bible study - 9 a.m.; Sun. Wor. - 10 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST - AMERY 131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223;; Email: Reg. office hours: Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor; Nick Buda, Associate Pastor Sun. Serv.: 9 a.m.; All ages Sun. Schl. 10:30 11:30 a.m.; Nursery available FIRST BAPTIST - FALUN 715-689-2125 or 715-689-2156 Brian Krause, Lead Pastor Steve Ward, Assoc. Pastor of Visitation Sun. School (all ages) 9:30 a.m.; Church Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Nursery provided FIRST BAPTIST - MILLTOWN Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Assoc. Pastor Dan Mielke Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST - TAYLORS FALLS, MN Located across from elemen. school on West St., Pastor, Dr. Kevin Schumann; 651-465-7171 Sun. Morn. - Sun. School for all ages - 9 a.m. Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided. FIRST BAPTIST - WEBSTER Church Phone 715-866-4111 Pastor Tim Quinn Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m (Nursery provided) GRACE CHURCH OF OSCEOLA â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cure for the Common Churchâ&#x20AC;? 722 Seminole Ave., Osceola Pastor Dr. Kent Haralson; 715-294-4222 or 715-755-3454; Sun.: Praise & Worship Serv. 9 am., Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun. School 10:45 a.m. GRACE BAPTIST - GRANTSBURG 716 S. Robert St., Grantsburg, 715-463-5699 Sr. Pastor Brad Moore George Selbher, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m.

LIVING HOPE CHURCH 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. TRADE LAKE BAPTIST Pastor David Prince 715-327-8402 Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.;



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


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



WOOD RIVER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Dan Slaikeu 4 mi. SE of Grantsburg on Williams Rd. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. HOPE FELLOWSHIP OF SOMERSET 231 Bluff Drive, 715-247-2435 Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m.



EL SALEM/TWIN FALLS CHRISTIAN CENTER 1751 100th Ave., Dresser Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Wor. 10:30 a.m. Evening Services Sun. 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. Call Pastor Darryl Olson at 715-755-3133 for information and directions



HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX 523 1st St., Clayton, 715-948-2493 Fr. Christopher Wojcik, Pastor Sat. Vespers - 5 p.m.; Sun. Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN Meeting at Zion Lutheran Church, 28005 Old Towne Rd., Chisago City, MN; Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. NAZARENE


CALVARY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 510 S. Vincent, St. Croix Falls Pastor Tom Reaume, 715-483-3696 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:45 a.m. & Wed. 6:30 p.m. FAITH COMMUNITY 7535 Peet St., Danbury, 715-656-4010 Adult Bible Serv. 9 a.m.; Services: Sun. 10 a.m.; Sunday School during church service.



CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2390 CTH A, 1/8 mi. east of A&H intersection Pastor Tryg Wistad, 715-635-9222 Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY - AMERY Interim Pastor Craig Jorgenson Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church: K to 6th Grade NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 201 Hwy. 35, Dresser (formerly The Boulevard) Pastor Tony Minell, 715-417-1982; Office 715-417-0945 Sunday Wor. 9:30 a.m.; Nursery available. NEW WINE CHURCH - CENTURIA 309 5th Street, , 715-338-2751 Pastor Scott Petznick Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. NORTHERN PINES QUAKER MEETING 715-866-5016 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting OSCEOLA MEDICAL CENTER SPIRITUAL CARE 2600 65th Ave., Osceola, 715-294-5645 Chaplain Alan Hagstrom 1chapel.php Monthly 10-min. chapel service Thurs., June 20, 11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m. ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday, 10 a.m. in the St. Croix Falls Library community room.



RIVER VALLEY CHRISTIAN 1289 160th St. (Hwy. 65), St. Croix Falls, 715-483-5378 Senior Pastors Paul and Sonja Hanson Sunday Adult Bible Class 9 a.m. Worship and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday Schl. 10 a.m. ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMMUNITY CHURCH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faith on Purposeâ&#x20AC;? (Love God, Love People...period) CTH F, Dresser, 715-553-1800, Pastor Rick VanGundy Sunday Worship 10 a.m.

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Happenings in the UpperStĆ Croix Valley communities

Coming events JUNE

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Music in Triangle Park: Mood Swing, 6:30 p.m.,

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â&#x20AC;˘ Pasture walk at the Fogarty farm, west of Spooner at 2473 Rolling Green Rd., 1-3:30 p.m., 800-528-1914.

â&#x20AC;˘ Outdoor Veterans Retreat fundraiser sale at Cozy Corner Inn, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

St. Croix Falls


â&#x20AC;˘ The Project at the library, 6:30-8 p.m.


Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Musician and storyteller Tom Kastle at the library, 1 p.m., 715-825-2313.

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Summer reading program kickoff at the library with Lake Superior Zoomobile, 1:30 p.m.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Northwoods Flyers Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Club meets at the government center, Rm. 165, 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Music in the Park at the band shell: Intensive Care, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Tamara Larson & creepy critters at the library, 45 p.m., 715-472-2770.



â&#x20AC;˘ Kickoff for summer reading program at the library, 12:30-2 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Lions & Lioness food distribution at Connections, 13 p.m., 715-866-8151. â&#x20AC;˘ Village Players Community Theatre summer production kickoff potluck at the Stables, 4:30 p.m.

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Osceola â&#x20AC;˘ Rhubarb Days. Farmers market, block party, sales, baseball,


Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ 36th annual Hansen Farms Youth Slow-Pitch Milk Tournament, Melgren Field, Milltown.

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

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Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Big Gust Days: Car, tractor shows, 5K/10K run, food, etc.,

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Slow-pitch Milk Tournament at Melgren Field, 715825-2494.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x2122; Grantsburg

â&#x20AC;˘ 0RWK FDSWXUH Ă&#x20AC;HOG VWXG\ Call Crex for locations, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 715-463-2739,

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fastest Indianâ&#x20AC;? movie at the museum, 7 p.m.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Music on the Overlook: The Roe Family Singers, 6:30 p.m., 612-385-4598.

SATĆ &SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x161;&Ĺ&#x203A; St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Spring art fair & festival at Chateau St. Croix Winery, Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x161; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry at the Congregational Church. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Dist. 9 a.m., $15 donation, 715-268-7390. â&#x20AC;˘ Garage sale fundraiser at Arnell Humane Society Shelter, 715-268-7387, â&#x20AC;˘ Farmers market at Soo Line Pavilion, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-501-8053.

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Art, craft & bake sale at Our Lady Of The Lakes Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Cumberland â&#x20AC;˘ Arts & crafts at Tourist Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Lions Classic bike race. 8 a.m. registration at the high school, 10 a.m. race, 715-327-4892,


Spooner â&#x20AC;˘ &DUVKRZFUDIW Ă HDPDUNHW at the fairgrounds, 715456-8450.

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2019; Amery

â&#x20AC;˘ Celebration of 100-year-old water tower in North Tower Park, 7 p.m., 715-327-4892/4271.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Polk-Burnett Retired Educators meeting at Bone Lake Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m.

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of Victims of Violence support group at North Valley Lutheran, 6 p.m., 800-261-7233. â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of the Library meeting at the library, 6:30 p.m., 715-825-2313.


â&#x20AC;˘ Crex Meadows Nature Photography Club meets at Crex, 10 a.m.-noon, 715-463-2739. â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett Garden Club plant sale at TDawgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 8 a.m.noon,

â&#x20AC;˘ Weight-loss surgery education and support at the medical center, 5-6 p.m., 715-268-0597.

â&#x20AC;˘ Music in the Park at the band shell: St. Croix Valley Orchestra, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,


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â&#x20AC;˘ Bread distribution at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2-6 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Rummage sale at Luck Lutheran Church, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.



â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for NARFE dinner meeting Thurs., June 13, noon, at Dreamerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 715-689-2252.

â&#x20AC;˘ Lions/Lioness yard sale donation drop-off day at their building, 9 a.m.-noon, 715-349-2400.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Hingepoint meeting for men battling sexual addictions, at River Valley Christian Church, 9 a.m.-noon, 715483-5378.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Used book sale at the library, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-8667697.

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x203A; Frederic

â&#x20AC;˘ 100th-anniversary open house at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2-5 p.m., special service 3 p.m., 715-327-8608.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Head injury support group at Siren Covenant Church, 1-2:30 p.m., 715-349-8985.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Learn and play chess at the library, 4:30-7 p.m., 715483-1777.

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x201C; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Cancer support group at Our Saviorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., 715-268-6722 or 715-268-7290.

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Presentation on Roman and barbaric weaponry at the library, 11 a.m., 715-485-3215.

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little Explorers, 2- to 6-year-olds, at Crex, 10-11:15 a.m., 715-463-2739,


FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013; Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Poco Penners meeting at the library building, 2 p.m., 715-483-9738.

Cumberland â&#x20AC;˘ Truck & tractor pull at Daleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Twin Pines. Weigh-in 46 p.m.; pull 6 p.m., 715-822-2554.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett County head injury support group at the library, 2 p.m., 715-327-4474. â&#x20AC;˘ SCRMC Golf Classic at the golf course, 715-4830587/0247.

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Train Your Dragonâ&#x20AC;? at Half Moon Lake, 8:3010:30 p.m.,, 715-825-2313.

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