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The improving condition of Polk County

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Scattered ideas from supervisors PAGE 3


Luck village administrator leave position PAGE 3

Wolf hunt approved

State’s natural resources board unanimous in vote PAGE 16

The new Centuria royalty suited up to take on the firemen’s water fight during Memory Days fun this past weekend. More Memory Days photos inside. Photo by Greg Marsten

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Autism support

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Families gather to learn, share as autism increases by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer POLK COUNTY – “We thought we were the only people in the county with an autistic child,” Larry Wittmann said. “We didn’t know where to turn when the school counselor told us what might be an issue with our child. We wanted to cry.” The face of autism is varied. Described as a developmental disorder, an autistic child can have issues with communication, social interaction and repetitive behavior, but so can many children, so autism is an issue of the degree these issues affect a child. A common thing many parents say is that, even if they suspect that their child may have autism, getting recognition and acceptance can be slow and difficult. Seeking help sometimes starts only after parents get over avoidance or denial and start to reach out.

Zach was one of the young people at the Polk County autism support group picnic Saturday, July 14, and said he wanted a picture of him with his mother and grandmother. The group is reaching out to other families that include members with autism and Asperger syndrome, developmental disorders being identified at a growing rate. - Photo by Gregg Westigard

There is a way to start reaching out for area families. A group of parents are meeting monthly in Polk County to support each other, learning and sharing as they adjust to the issues, challenges and joys of having an autistic child in their family. Autism, a disorder which affects children, youth and adults in a spectrum of ways, is growing rapidly in the country. Autism and the related Asperger syndrome may affect one child in 88 as awareness and identification increase. Autism can occur in any family. The Polk County autism support group, which held its annual picnic Saturday, July 14, in Amery, meets on the third Thursday

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Art Medley opens Monday at Webster WEBSTER The Frederic Arts 2012 Art Medley exhibit consists of three panels like this one (photo at right), displaying 96 artists’ framed works each limited to 6-inch square. The show opens on July 23 at the Fresh Start Coffee Roasters coffee shop on Main Street in Webster. The artwork is for sale. - submitted

CCC history at park and library ST. CROIX FALLS - Civilian Conservation Corps Company 633 and Company 4610 lived and worked at Camp Interstate, located within Interstate Park, between the years of 1935 and the start of World War II. These young men developed Interstate Park by

building roads and trails, shelters and reservoirs, parking lots and a park office. Their hard work is still visible, used and appreciated by hundreds of thousands of visitors to Interstate Park every year. Although little evidence remains of Camp Interstate, there are traces and locations—clues—of the bustling activity that took place there 75 years ago. At 2 p.m. on Friday, July 20, join park naturalist Julie Fox for an auto tour and short hike to follow in the footsteps of the CCC boys of Camp Interstate. Meet at the Ice Age Center to view photos of the projects and the men at work as they made history at Wisconsin’s oldest state park. Drive your vehicle and follow Fox to view stone buildings and structures, and see the camp area as it looks today. Walk a portion of the old park entrance road, and wander along an old service road down to a quarry used by the CCC. The tour will be repeated at 2 p.m. the following day on Saturday, July 21. Please come prepared for travel on trails not maintained for public use; wear appropriate footwear and bring mosquito repellent. At 7 p.m. on Friday evening, July 20, Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the St. Croix Falls Public Library. Jamerson’s presentation includes performing original songs. “Dollar-A-Day Boys! A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps” is co-sponsored by the Friends of Interstate Park. The program will be held outside and people are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of rain, the event will be held inside. For more information call Fox at 715-4833747. - submitted

A fully engulfed vehicle fire sent folks scrambling on Saturday, July 7, as this blaze was very near a large supply of motor fuels. The call came in to 911 at 12:19 p.m., concerning a fire at 1961 Hwy. 8, east of St. Croix Falls between The Kassel Tap tavern and the former Wayne's Polk Plaza station. Both the St. Croix Falls and Centuria fire departments were dispatched to the scene, due to the fuel tanks nearby. Details behind the cause of the fire or the vehicle owner were not available at press time. Photos by Cora Olesen

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Members of the Centuria Fire Department risked getting a ticket for disorderly conduct, or in this case, orderly conduct, as they acted in perfect unison to spray down “Dan” the police officer with water at the conclusion of the Memory Days parade on Sunday, July 15. Drenched, but relieved from the 90-plus degree temperature, the officer chose not to press charges. - Photos submitted




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BALSAM LAKE - The Polk County Historical Society will have a special meeting and potluck dinner next Tuesday, July 24, at Pine Park in Balsam Lake. The PCHS board meeting begins at 5 p.m., with a 6 p.m. potluck. Bring utensils and plates, along with a dish to pass. Former by Gregg Westigard Polk County Sheriff and noted histoLeader staff writer rian Dan Mosay will share backBALSAM LAKE – Polk ground and history from the County is slowly recovering Chippewa culture. All are welcome to from the recession, the county attend. - submitted population is slowly increasing and aging, and the county government financial position is solid and improving. These are some of the highlights of county Administrator Dana Frey’s annual report on the state of Polk BURNETT COUNTY - Two Burnett County. Frey delivered his reCounty jail/communications officers port Tuesday night, July 17, at a who were discharged by the county in postponed special meeting of late June for alleged violation of sher- the county board members, iff’s department policy, have filed a gathered for the first time as a grievance with the county to appeal committee of the whole. After their termination. hearing Frey’s report, the superThe officers were terminated follow- visors took part in a loose dising a misconduct hearing June 26 dur- cussion of county board ideas ing which details of alleged and issues. The special meeting inappropriate conduct by several was held in place of the regular members of the Burnett County Sher- monthly county board meeting, iff’s Department were reviewed. which was canceled, so there The grievance procedure will go be- was no normal county action. fore a corporation counsel from a neighboring county, who will review Condition of the county the case. Depending on the counsel’s Polk County was hit very decision, the case could proceed to a hard by the recession that hearing before county board mem- started in 2007. This is the unbers. derlying theme of Frey’s report. Because investigations by state and He says that information on the local authorities are still active, details magnitude of the recession and of the alleged misconduct have yet to its effect on the county are still emerging, but the county today be released. - Gary King has partially recovered. However, the face of the county from page 1 today has changed and this has an effect on the county’s governof each month at 7 p.m. at the government. ment center building in Balsam Lake. About half the people who The parents want to reach out to other lost their jobs have been rehired, families so they can work together on Frey says, and many of those the many issues of autism. have taken lower-paying jobs. The issues are varied, starting with The population growth in the diagnosis. One family said, “It took us county, previously at a high rate, years.” Then comes finding how a has stopped. And that populaspecial child can fit in with the world. Working with schools can be a challenge since each of those children is unique. Each of our 13 area school districts must develop plans to fit the child into their school system and then by Greg Marsten include those young people into the Leader staff writer school system until they graduate and LUCK - Village of Luck Adface the challenges of the world. ministrator Kristina Handt tenAs awareness of autism grows, the dered her resignation this week, challenges also seem to be growing for effective next Friday, July 20. the parents. The Luck Village Board held a “State dollars are being cut for pro- special meeting on Monday, grams that help our children,” July 16, with the intent of hiring Wittmann said. “Those dollars an interim village administrator shouldn’t be cut. We shouldn’t leave to fill Handt’s vacancy. After a children behind. Every child deserves closed-door session, they apa chance. If we invest in children when proved hiring former village they are young, they won’t be a drain clerk/treasurer Kathy Hanson on society later.” to fill the role, starting next The Leader will have stories of some Monday, July 23. autistic young people and their famiThe issue of replacing Handt lies in the coming weeks. on a permanent basis has not

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tion is shifting. The population of residents in the 20-29 age group, young parents, is expected to decrease while the fastest-growing population will be persons in their 70s. The outmigration of young people and the rapid aging of the population is having an effect on what services the county will need to provide and who will pay for those services. The recession resulted in a reduction in property values and in new construction. Frey says the housing equalized value in the county has dropped 16 percent, taking homes back to what they were worth in 1996. While the drop has possibly bottomed out, the county has less income from new growth at the same time the state has cut much of its funding. In summary, the population is changing, with young people leaving and the remaining population aging, employment changes have resulted in fewer jobs and a decline in personal income, and the overall value of property has dropped. Meanwhile, Frey says the poverty rate has increased substantially. All this affects the condition of the county government. Frey says the financial condition of the county continues to improve, but with challenges due to severely limited revenues. He says that restructuring and changes in operations have had a positive effect on the county budget but a high and increasing debt service cost from former borrowing will put the county in a tight financial situation for several years. However, Frey’s overall message is improvement. In his introduction, he states that looking at the condition of Polk County as a whole and at

county government in particular, all are “continuing in a positive direction and show improvement over the prior year.” And his conclusion starts with the words “overall, the condition of the county continues to improve.” The 2012 annual report on the condition of Polk County, Frey’s second such report since he was hired by the county in the summer of 2010, is a 40-page detailed look at many aspects of Polk County as a whole and of its county government. It includes a look at the changing face of the county residents, a report on the economic shape of the county and how these factors will affect county government. It also includes a detailed look at the financial and administrative state of Polk County government. All this is part of the ongoing process of preparing a county budget for 2013. Frey will deliver a proposed budget in early September. The report will eventually be available on the Polk County Web site but will probably not be easy to locate. During discussions, Supervisor Kathryn Kienholz said the county Web site makes no sense and Frey agreed, saying it is impossible to find anything. He added that an improved Web site is a priority.

Supervisors comments and ideas This meeting of the county board as a committee of the whole for the first time was an attempt for the supervisors to meet in a more casual setting with an open agenda to discuss a broad range of ideas. This meeting was to have been held last week but was put off until July 17, replacing the regular county board meeting. After Frey delivered his report

on the condition of the county and answered a few questions, the board members spent the remainder of the evening making a scattering of comments and presenting a few ideas. Most of the 23 supervisors made at least one statement. “We need to increase business in the county,” Supervisor Tom Magnafici said. “We need to go after businesses that other places get. Are we helping new businesses or hurting them? We need to work on our tax base so the older residents can afford to stay here. We need to attract businesses to Polk County. We have the people here who can do that. Helping build business is the reason I ran for the county board.” While Magnafici made the most extended comment on the future on the county, Larry Jepsen also stated his view on where the county should be heading. Jepsen said that increased tourism needs to be a priority because that brings increased spending and sales taxes. He said the sales tax revenue to the county could be doubled from $2 million to $4 million with more promotion of the county. “Sales tax is easy money,” Jepsen stated. Magnafici and Jepsen aside, the rest of the discussion was on topics such as who should be involved in drawing the lines for the next 15-member county board, the cancellation of committee meetings, and whether the supervisors should get paid $100 or only $60 for the committee of the whole meeting they were taking part in. The county board may be having committee of the whole meetings on a regular basis.

Village of Luck administrator resigns been addressed, as of yet, according to village clerk Kevin Kress. “That wasn’t discussed yet,” Kress stated. Handt has been with the village since the fall of 2008. She is the latest in a series of prominent staff changes at the village offices in recent months, with the retirement of Hanson in March after over 20 years, and the subsequent retirement of police Chief Dan Deiss in April after almost 30 years of service. Her letter of resignation reads as follows:

Dear Village Board; With the recent election and changes in the village board it has become apparent that the village is moving in a different direction. At this time I believe it is best for me to pursue other opportunities. Therefore, I am resigning my position of village administrator effective July 20, 2012. While there have been a number of challenges, I have greatly enjoyed the last four years in Luck and am proud of our many accomplishments. I’d like to thank the hardworking, dedicated and very talented Village

River Falls residents turn out to honor slain girls by Rick Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio RIVER FALLS - There were three minutes of silence among the crowd at Glenn Park in River Falls Wednesday night, July 11 – one minute for each of the three lives cut short last week. Hundreds of mourners at the candlelight vigil honored 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia Schaffhausen, who were found dead Tuesday afternoon, July 10. The girls father, Aaron Schaffhausen, has been arrested and is expected to face murder charges. Mourners say the vigil is the first step in the healing process for the community of River Falls. Tom Nelson’s daughter was on a soccer team

with Amara Schaffhausen. He says the hurt from this tragic event has hit River Falls hard. “You have a true connection where sometimes in bigger cities or news stories from far away, you don’t have that connection and you don’t feel the emotion,” he says. “It truly hits home, literally.” For small cities like River Falls, this kind of crime is rare, which makes it all the more painful. Police Chief Roger Laquee says it’s the worst crime he’s seen in 34 years. Wayne Warnke drove the school bus for two of the Schaffhausens. He says he’ll miss the girls when school is back in session but he and the city will move on. “It won’t change what River Falls is,” he says. “The community will come together, it’s been a fine community, it’ll be a fine community and that’s the only upside to it, is that it brings people together for all the wrong reasons.”

RIGHT: Members of 8-year-old Sophie Schaffhausen’s soccer team sign a memorial for the family. LEFT: Three stuffed bears and flowers are among the items at a memorial for the three slain Schaffhausen girls. - Photos by Rick Kremer/WPR

staff without whom none of the successes of these past few years would have been possible. I’d also like to thank the village board members, committee and commission members and other community volunteers who have contributed to the progresses we’ve made. Your hours of dedication to the various causes are truly appreciated. Best wishes to the village, its staff, residents and visitors. Sincerely, Kristina Handt


Student communication and federal waivers top Webster school agenda by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer WEBSTER – It was a short but effective meeting for the Webster Schools Board of Education when it met Monday, July 16. Board members set an important student communication system in place, and began the process of dealing with the results of a Wisconsin waiver of the federal No Child Left Behind requirements. Students in the Webster schools enjoy a wide variety of tools that offer several avenues of communication between students and teachers. Until now, however, none of those communication channels offered the students the kind of anonymity that would permit them to feel safe in sharing certain kinds of communication content, such as personal problems or perceived dangers. According to Jim Erickson, district administrator for the Webster schools, school administrators, teachers and counselors have studied Talk About It, an anonymous communication service offered by AnComm, a SchoolMessenger company. He said that the study group unanimously recommended using it in the Webster schools at the fifth- through 12th-grade levels. Talk About It, according to Erickson, permits students to communicate with trusted adults online and with text messaging, and to do it either anonymously or by revealing their identity. He said the service allows students to break the code of silence that often hinders dialog on important issues. According to AnComm, a high percentage of the students do choose to reveal their identity, and face-to-face discussions take place. AnComm says that the system builds and strengthens positive connections between students and staff members, and helps resolve student problems in a safe, efficient and timely manner. It also allows students to assist in creating and maintaining a safe school environment. Board members felt that this program would be an important, proactive step in strengthening the safety of the students and in continuing to improve the school envi-

ronment. They approved implementation of the Talk About It system for a one-year trial period beginning in the fall of 2012 at a cost of $1,410. Erickson also reported on a waiver that the U.S. Department of Education has granted to Wisconsin that will exempt schools in the state from certain provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act. Currently that act requires that all students be at the “proficient” level in math and English skills by 2014, and the USDE act permits Wisconsin to waive that requirement for its schools. Webster High School is formBut the waiver comes ing a dance team that will particwith a strong set of condiipate in interscholastic tions, according to Erickcompetitions beginning the fall son. Schools must adopt of 2012. One of the team mema new set of standards for measuring student bers, Mallory Daniels, models achievement, and a new the team uniform for the Webset of goals and expecta- ster School Board. – Photo by tions with new levels of Carl Heidel achievement required. This includes changes in the way that teachers and administrators are evaluated. Erickson said that this first requirement is likely to produce shock waves at first. “Instead of reports showing 85 to 90 percent of student achievement, we will see 30 and 40 percent,” he said. “The kids will still be as smart

as they were,” he said, and then he explained that the change will simply be a result of the way achievements are measured. The change in evaluations for schools and educators must include evaluation linked to student performance. That linkage will only be partial, however, and a teacher’s evaluation will be based only in part on what the students accomplish, Erickson noted. And evaluation of the schools will be expanded. They will not be measured only on whether they achieve a certain average level over a period of time. They will be measured in areas of student growth, closing achievement gaps, student readiness for reading at the thirdgrade level and math at the eighth-grade level, ACT participation and performance, and graduation rates. These new expectations and requirements must be in place by the 2014-2015 school year according to Erickson. In one item of business that came out of a closed session following the regular meeting, the board hired Chad Bolkema as the new boys basketball coach. He is a new hire who will be teaching fifth grade, and according to Erickson, he has strong credentials both as a basketball player and as a coach at the postsecondary level.

In other business the board: • accepted the resignation of Stef Janssen as junior class advisor and the retirement of Tim Daggy; • approved an audit contract with Stotz and Company; • approved student insurance contracts; • renewed WIAA membership for 2012-2013; • received an update on the creation of a dance team; • approved purchase of a new school bus at a cost of $91,980; • approved purchase of new bus cameras at a cost of $4,935; • and approved administrators contracts with pay raises ranging from zero to 2 percent.

Osceola stop leads to three arrests Third DUI, bond violations and dueling obstruction charges result by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer OSCEOLA – What started as a routine patrol stop for speeding through Osceola, resulted in three arrests, including one for a third driving while intoxicated charge. The incident began on the evening of Sunday, July 15, when an officer noticed a speeding SUV through the village. The officer noted the driver was a white male with a white shirt and white backward ball cap. The officer attempted to follow the truck, which sped into a local mobile home park, apparently try- Christopher Paulson ing to avoid a stop. While following the SUV, the officer tracked it to a trailer at the end of a road, but the driver was no longer in the vehicle. However, the report notes that there was an open liquor bottle and other items on the passenger

seat. When the officer approached the trailer where the SUV was parked, a woman appeared, and when asked, said she would get the woman who was driving. A woman came out of the trailer, and the officer wrote in the probable cause report that “she did not look anything near what the driver of the vehicle looked like.” The police officer continually quizzed the woman as to where the real driver was, and she repeatedly stated she was the driver. She also had no idea about the situation where the two vehicles passed, and the woman was arrested for obstruction. She was identified as Rebecca Tritchler, 25, Moorhead, Minn. While returning to the trailer after placing Tritchler in the squad car, more people gathered around the scene, including a man who matched the initial description, Christopher Paulson, 27, Plymouth, Minn. Paulson’s record has an absolute sobriety bond stipulation from a pending case involving fleeing police and possession of marijuana, second. Upon questioning, Paulson submitted to a portable breath test and registered a .116 blood alcohol content and was placed under arrest for DUI, third, and bond violations, obstructing an officer, speeding and operating without a license. It was after Paulson was placed under arrest that

Tritchler, the woman who initially claimed to be the driver, told the officer that Paulson was really the driver, and that she wasn’t willing to go to jail for someone she barely knew. She was told she had plenty of opportunities to come clean and refused, so she was transported to jail. Shortly after that, a woman arHeather Madden rived at the home, Heather Madden, 25, Osceola, who was the actual SUV owner. She attempted to retrieve items from the truck, in spite of the officer’s objection. She refused to get out of the truck and allegedly yelled expletives at the officer in the process, leading to her arrest, as well, on charges of obstruction. Paulson appeared before Judge Jeffery Anderson in Polk County Circuit Court on two felony bail jumping charges, as well as misdemeanor DUI, third, and resisting arrest. The judge set a $500 cash bond, with a preliminary hearing set for July 31. Charges were still pending at press time against Madden and Tritchler.

Osceola domestic yields strangulation charge by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer OSCEOLA – Matthew Koppinger, 35, Osceola, is now facing a felony charge of strangulation and suffocation of a woman after an incident that allegedly occurred on Tuesday, July 10, in Osceola. According to the probable cause report filed with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Osceola Police were dispatched to an apartment by a neighbor, who reported a possible domestic abuse situation. When police arrived, the reporting officer immediately heard screaming and cries of “get off me!” by a woman in the apartment. Another resident let the police in and said the abuse had been going on for some time, and that they were worried about the woman. The officer knocked on the apartment door, but were not let in. That led to the police attempting to kick down the door, but the officer was let in a short time later. In the report, they specifically state that the female victim was crying and gasping for air, while the male was sweaty and breathing hard. The man was identified as Matthew Koppinger, and he kept pleading with the victim not to press charges, as he was on probation “... and can’t take a new charge.” Koppinger said it was no big deal, that the couple had gotten into an argument, and he suggested that it would be fine if they just left them alone, so he could sleep on the couch. He stated their argument began after the woman went to the beach, and he believed she was seeing someone else. He said she had been drinking, and the argument escalated after the woman went into the shower and

someone in a neighboring apartment flushed their toilet, leading to her being burned by the water. That led to more arguing, and the woman eventually leaving the apartment. Koppinger said he went to bed but was awakened by her, and that that was all that had happened. He pleaded with the officer for a break and asked that he call the police chief to see if he Matthew Koppinger could cut a break. Koppinger was taken into custody and registered a .107 blood alcohol concentration, which is above the legal limit. He was also on probation under an absolute sobriety bond. The victim later told police much the same story, but added that Koppinger attempted to strangle her to the point that she thought she was going to die. “I thought he was going to kill me,” she told police. The report notes that she had bloodshot eyes and extensive red marks on her neck, like someone had been choking her. The woman also said that if the door had not been kicked in, she thought she would have passed out within a minute. Later, Koppinger told the officer that he had “hugged her” to keep from being kicked, but that he backed off when she said she couldn’t breath. Koppinger was charged with felony strangulation/suffocation, as well as misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. He made an initial appearance in Polk County Circuit Court on Wednesday, July 11, where Judge Molly GaleWyrick placed a $5,000 bond on his

freedom, and a preliminary court appearance for July 31, with no-contact orders for the victim or the apartment. Koppinger has an extensive number of run-ins with the law, with three driving while intoxicated convictions as well as numerous other charges and two drug possession convictions.

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Sterling Bank ranked top-performing bank in Wisconsin LUCK – Seifried & Brew LLC, a community bank risk-management firm, for the second year in a row named Sterling Bank in its top 15th percentile of community banks. There are over 8,000 community banks in the United States, and Sterling Bank ranked 40th nationwide in 2011 placing it in the top 2 percent, and was the top-rated bank in the state of Wisconsin. To gain entry into this distinguished ranking, Sterling Bank demonstrated exemplary performance by balancing risk and reward. This is no small feat considering Sterling Bank not only survived the financial crisis but actually thrived. Their ongoing superior performance supports Seifried & Brew’s belief that conservative, traditional community banking is the strength of the financial system.


In addition,, another independent rating service, has awarded Sterling Bank its highest five-star rating. Bankrate’s Composite Summary states, as of Dec. 31, 2011, Sterling Bank exhibited superior financial condition characterized by sustainable profitability, a very high measure of asset quality and ample liquidity. Bankrate goes on to say, based on early-warning indicators and Sterling Bank’s superior financial condition, the rating is unlikely to change within the next 12 months. Sterling Bank manages over $196 million in assets and customer deposits totaling $176 million. Sterling Bank has offices in Barron, Chetek, Rice Lake and Luck. submitted


School board agenda short and sweet by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – The school board for St. Croix Falls met Tuesday, July 17, with one less member. Pat Mitchell was absent, but it is not clear if her presence would or would not have changed the outcome of a tied vote regarding reducing payment in lieu of health insurance. The board discussed the issue during committee meetings held prior to the regular meeting. The item was on the agenda for consideration. A motion to reduce the payment to support staff and teaching staff to $3,000 per employee in lieu of health insurance coverage if the employee elected not to have their insurance through the school was made. It was seconded and a vote was taken. Board members Brent McCurdy and Ken Stensven voted in favor, and members Roni Schuler and Sheri Norgard voted against the motion. The motion did not pass due to the

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tie vote. The board passed another motion to table the issue until the Aug. 14 meeting and put it to a vote then. In other business, administrative updates indicated that the new track is ready to be laid. It was also mentioned that the football stadium seating sections will be replaced. The plan is to replace one section a year over three years. The first section will be replaced this summer with composite board prior to the start of the school year. There will also be up to four Promethean boards (interactive whiteboards) for the middle school to ensure that each classroom has a Promethean board up to eighth grade. Finally, the board approved the resignations of three staff/positions. They accepted the resignation of second-grade teacher Anna Clark, high school social studies teacher Sarah Schmidt, and middle school football coach Chris Schmidt.

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It was a cause for celebration at Golden Age Manor in Amery on Tuesday, July 17, during a birthday party for five residents who between them have had 507 birthdays. On a warm afternoon, 256 people came out for a picnic to honor (L to R) Grace Peterson, 102; Bertha Ander, 101; Phillip Karis, approaching his 103rd birthday; Beatrice Meyer, 101; and Frances Merth, 100. All are residents at GAM, the Polk County-owned nursing home. - Photo by Gregg Westigard

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Danbury readies for Family Fun Day by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer DANBURY – Danbury continues to enjoy the summer as it moves closer to the big event of its centennial celebration the first weekend in August. Next event the folks in Danbury are getting ready for is the Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 28. The day’s festivities begin with a flag ceremony at the Swiss Town Hall at 10 a.m., and then comes the rolling thunder

of a parade of Harleys down Main Street. And while all of this is going on, there will be a continuous old-and-new sale up and down Main Street and at the town hall. The St. Croix Tribe of the Ojibwe Nation will send a dance troupe to perform a powwow ceremony at 11 a.m. between Homestead Embroidery and the Hill Home Center. And then the morning’s activities will come to their climax with a pig roast at noon on Main Street by the old

Bremer Bank building. The afternoon’s fun will begin at 2 p.m. First on the agenda will be a pioneer costume contest out on Main Street, and while that is in progress there will be a jam session at the town hall, and everyone is invited to bring a musical instrument to join in and play along. Kids will take over from 2-4 p.m. with games and a drawing for free bicycles. While all of that is going on, the Lions

food and beer truck will be around with refreshments, and there will be a turtle race and a bed race at the town hall. Then the events of the day come to a big close with a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Wild Waters, and lawn mower races at 5 p.m. So, the folks in Danbury are rolling out the welcome mat for the weekend as they put the final touches on their really big event of the centennial Aug. 4 and 5.

Taylors Falls considers Chisago County proposal by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – The Taylors Falls City Council was considering a proposal for the Chisago County Soil and Water Conservation Department at the Monday, July 9, regular meeting. A problem area had been identified prior, and council member Larry Julik-Heine met with representatives from the county. Mary Jo Youngbauer, water resource technician, from CSWCD, was in attendance at the council meeting to explain the project area to the Taylors Falls council. Youngbauer explained to the council it would be a grade stabilization plan in the vicinity of the city hall complex property that will include repair of a large washout/gully behind the public works building which carries rain and runoff from the city’s buildings and parking lot(s) into the St. Croix River. The project will be funded 75 percent from the Clean Water Legacy Grant, and 25 percent from the city in matching funds or with in-kind assistance. Total cost is estimated at $13,332 with Taylors Falls’ 25-percent portion to be $1,333, which could be paid from the storm-water utility fund. Julik-Heine commented to the council that the situation is not going to correct itself. Eventually when the Swedish Immigrant Trail is constructed in Taylors Falls, the gully would be visible from the trail.

He stated it would be prudent for the city to correct the problem now with the financial and physical assistance from the CSWCD. We are, after all, stewards of the St. Croix River. The council was in agreement that the city must do the right thing by participating in the project. Youngbauer explained that the city would need to send out the bid package, receive and award the project to the contractor. She would act as the manager of the project, with the assistance of Julik-Heine. A motion carried to proceed with the CSWCD for gully correction as presented by Youngbauer with the city’s 25-percent match to be aid from the storm-water utility fund. In other business, the council considered costs for Herberg Road repairs made by Shafer Township. Council member Ross Rivard explained that he had received a call from Carlyle Klinkie, the chair of Shafer Township, asking if the city was interested in adding lime rock to the 400 feet of Herberg Road that is within the city’s corporate limits since they were planning to regravel the rest of it. Rivard gave verbal approval, not realizing that the cost would exceed $1,000. The cost exceeded $4,000. Because the city does not have the machinery to lay this gravel, the council was in agreement that Shafer Township must be paid for the work, but in the future the city should have some

forewarning before the work is to be done. Clerk-treasurer Jo Everson suggested that the city should seriously consider paving the 400 feet to eliminate this same occurrence in the future. Council discussed where the money should be paid from within the public works budget. It was decided that there would not be any significant sidewalk repairs this year, therefore the recommendation was to use the sidewalk budget. A motion carried to pay Shafer Township $4,042.56. The council also considered sidewalk installation at the north end of the city (former MnDOT property). Mayor Mike Buchite explained that since the streetlights have now been installed along the city property previously owned by MnDOT, the council should consider whether to have sidewalks installed at this time. The new lights and new sidewalk should improve the visual appearance of the property and aid in the marketing. The city must obtain a permit from MnDOT to do work within its rights of way. It is anticipated that Hwy. 95/Bench Street and its curb and gutter are all scheduled to be repaired and repaved in 2013. MnDOT may or may not issue the permit knowing the project is scheduled. Steve Heth, city engineer from Bolten and Menk, recommended the city proceed with the sidewalk project and submit the

permit application, with the condition that if the sidewalk is damaged in any way, MnDOT must repair it during their project. If MnDOT is not willing to adhere to the condition, then the city would cancel the project until a later date once the MnDOT property has concluded. A motion carried to accept a bid from Graylet Concrete for $12,120 for the installation of 2,400 square feet of sidewalk conditional upon obtaining a right-of-way permit from MnDOT.

Council/mayor reports Julik-Heine reported that work has started again on Cherry Hill Park, with the installation of the grill posts and the beginning of the weeding. He also reported that the proposed Valley View Trail has been delineated, with the report in the hands of the wetland specialist of Chisago County. Coordinator-Zoning Administrator Adam Berklund has been researching potential costs if the city were to proceed with the project without the federal grant requirements. Buchite reported that the plans for the Wannigan Days parade in Taylors Falls are moving along, with 28 participants thus far. Rivard reported that the railings downtown are now being scraped and primed for painting. Mowing is going great with the new seasonal worker.

Three days of family fun planned at Wannigan Days ST. CROIX FALLS/TAYLORS FALLS Now in its 54th year, Wannigan Days has a long standing tradition of getting people together to share good times basking in the rivertown lore of two cities across from one another on the beautiful and protected St. Croix River.

As St. Croix Falls hosts a majority of the festival’s events, we see Taylors Falls in 2012 bringing more of it’s own style and great new programming to the festival in 2012. “At one of the most picturesque spots along the St. Croix River, we bring to you

everything from awarding winning live music to live lumberjack shows to a bellyroaring heart-warming talent show to a kiddy parade to a hula/limbo party to an Arts and Crafts show to Fireworks to reunions of family and friends to an Elvis Presley Tribute to a Festival Theatre musi-

cal to two Classic Car Shows to USA’s No. 1 lumberjack history expert to two city parades to a run/bike event to annual parties at Dalles House and Romayne’s to hydro dam tours to a big-time comedy show to a local Pub Crawl to a Wisconsin Wine Tasting to a public library programs to a gourmet food, beer and wine court plus clogging, Bingo and much, much (gasps for air) more!,” says Wannigan Days coordinator Woody McBride. “We are very excited to share the gift of great talents and great hospitality with our residents, neighbors and visitors to The Falls this weekend,” says McBride.

Highlights of the festival

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• Tour two cities and surrounding area for amazing scenery, fresh air, local artists, small town service, shopping, biking, hiking, sculpture and family fun. • Experience Wannigan Days - a rivertown festival that pledges to delight and inspire. • Paul Cebar and The Milwaukeeans Band - arguably one of Wisconsin’s most famous Blues and Americana performers, recently seen on Garrison Keilor’s A Prairie Home Companion. A Boogie, Blues and Soul master. • Ladies of the 80’s and Ladies of Country Tribute - A tribute to 80’s and Country Artists, past and present. Such as The Go Go’s, Shania Twain,

See Wannigan Days, page 9


Committee discusses upcoming meeting on ATV usage on Gandy Dancer Trail

Grantsburg High School student Erland Olson reported on his conservation camp experience. “It was a great opportunity to try and learn new things,” Olson told the committee. “I think I was the only kid who’d never been canoeing. One night we took a night hike and just listened to sounds.” – Photos by Priscilla Bauer “When we asked what the penalties would be if we allowed ATV use, the DOT said it could affect future funding on the GDT and could possibly affect other future projects in Burnett County, but they would not tell us if it would for sure or not.” “Our decision not to allow ATV use was also made taking into consideration it’s the only bike trail in the county,” commented committee member Larry Main. Committee member Brent Blomberg joined Main in asking if all the towns and villages the trail runs through that have voted against ATV use would be attending the meeting. Nichols said they were not invited, but that Scott Gunderson, executive assistant to DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, would be attending the meeting to hear what parties want to do. Tim Miller, Wisconsin DNR Park, Trail and Recreation manager for the Northern Region, who was present at the committee meeting, said if it was the consensus of the members for all interested parties to be invited he would do so. “I’m looking for direction from the committee,” Nichols again reiterated to members. “This county committee has everything to do with what happens, so I hope you will be represented,” said Miller. “Our parks program supports keeping the Gandy a bike trail.” The committee then asked Nichols if he would attend the meeting and he agreed to do so.

In other committee business Nichols reported Burnett County Forestry is having a big year as expected. “We are sitting on 37 percent for closed out sales and are at about 54 percent cleaned up on storm damage,” Nichols told committee members. Nichols said the

forestry department would be issuing some extensions on storm-damaged cuts. Nichols reported on an 8-foot encroachment on county land at a Myrick Lake property. Nichols said he met with the owner, who said he’s owned the property since the 1990s and was unaware of the encroachments. “How in the world does this happen?” questioned Main. According to Nichols, the property had never been formally surveyed. Nichols said people buying property don’t always have a survey done or don’t check to see if a survey has already been done. “My foresters are doing their job. We have multiple encroachments. We are running into more and more of these.” Nichols said on encroaching structures built in the 1970s the department is usually willing to work with the owners to reach a solution acceptable to both parties, but it gets tougher if the encroachment happens on new construction. In the Myrick Lake encroachment case, the committee accepted Nichol’s recommendation of selling the owner a legal lot around the cabin and the removal of the driveway and utility pole. The owner would also be required to pay for a survey documenting the lot. Nichols also gave an update on the ATV death lawsuit settlement. The Humphrey family has asked for the dedication of the Loon Creek Trailhead parking lot in honor of Robert C. Humphrey to be rescheduled to Aug. 16 following the county board meeting. Nichols said the forestry department will also be asking the DNR to consider changing their ATV training to incorporate more information on the different usage of routes at different times of the year, also as part of the settlement. Nichols said work on cleaning up county parks with storm damage continues with stump grinding and removal of hazard trees. Forestry and recreation officer Ryan Bybee reported it has been a very busy summer so far for him and newly hired part-time officer Nate Hoftender. “We’ve been all over with the boat,” said Bybee. “We’ve been able to do a lot more with the extra help.” Bybee said ATV rides have been down due to lack of dry conditions, but with those who are on the trails there has been

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County Extension Educator Mike Kornmann presented committee member Gene Olson with a certificate of deep appreciation from Wisconsin University Extension - Cooperative Extension for 10 years of dedicated service and commitment to county extension and partnership with Wisconsin counties and the university.

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“This county committee has everything to do with what happens to the Gandy Dancer Trail, so I hope you will be represented,” said Tim Miller, Wisconsin DNR Park, Trail and Recreation manager for the Northern Region. “Our parks program supports keeping the Gandy a bike trail.” almost 100 percent compliance to the new law requiring license plates on all ATVs. Dave Ferris reported he has been working with the company who has the frac sand mining operation near the St. Croix River near Grantsburg. Ferris said everything has been contained with regard to the recent spill. Mike Kornmann reported a small lakes planning grant would be used to evaluate how many people the Lakes Line newsletter is reaching. Grantsburg High School student Erland Olson reported on his conservation camp experience. Olson recognized his high school science teacher, Matt Berg, for telling him about the camp. The Trees for Tomorrow camp in Eagle River, was really nice. “It was a lot of fun,” said Olson. “I want to work with animals or be a ranger, and we learned about forestry, shoreline buffer zones and exotic species. “It was a great opportunity to try and learn new things,” Olson told the committee. “I think I was the only kid who’d never been canoeing. One night we took a night hike and just listened to sounds.” “I think we will be hearing more from you, Erland,” said committee Chair Ed Peterson. “I think you have a great career ahead in conservation.” Blomberg reported county conservationist Dave Ferris was recognized at the 2012 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference held June 22 at Spooner High School as recipient of the 2012 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award in the Public Service category. The award was presented to Ferris at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention in Green Bay in April. County Extension Educator Mike Kornmann presented committee member Gene Olson with a certificate of deep appreciation from Wisconsin University Extension - Cooperative Extension for 10 years of dedicated service and commitment to county extension and partnership with Wisconsin counties and the university.

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by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer SIREN – At their Thursday, July 12, meeting, members of the Burnett County Natural Resources Committee were given notice of a meeting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is organizing to consider funding for potential ATV use on the Gandy Dancer Trail. Burnett County Forest and Parks Administrator Jake Nichols, who informed the committee of the upcoming meeting, reminded members the issue of allowing ATVs on the Gandy had already been addressed by the committee in February 2012, and at that time the decision was to keep the trail as is, for bike use only. Nichols told committee members pressure is being put on the DNR to hold the Aug. 23 meeting. “The village of Siren is heading this.” “In all honesty, why is this meeting being held? Burnett County makes the decisions on trail use,” commented Nichols. “We used to have winter ATV training and funding was pulled,” said Nichols, in giving the committee some of the Gandy usage history. “The original public hearings for the Gandy Dancer Trail allowed for snowmobile, winter ATV in the winter and hiking and biking during the summer,” continued Nichols. “So we had snowmobile and winter ATV, but after a number of years, 2003, if I remember correctly, it was found by the DNR the transportation enhancement funds used to help build the trail do not allow for winter ATV. The only exemption for motorized use was for snowmobiles, so they pulled out winter ATV funding and told us we could not allow ATVs on the trail. In short that is where we are at today.” A total of 15.5 miles of trail is being requested to be opened for ATV use. Of those 15.5 miles, the village of and Town of Siren have two miles within their municipalities, both of which are in favor of opening the trail to ATVs. The remaining 13.5 miles go through other towns or villages. Of the remaining 13.5 miles, five miles are in the Town of Meenon, which wants winter ATV only, one mile is in the village of Webster, which does not want any ATV usage, six miles is in the Town of Oakland, which also voted to allow no ATVs, and 1.5 miles run through the Town of Swiss, which hasn’t weighed in on ATV usage on the trail. “I’m here to see what the committee wants me to do,” queried Nichols. “I’m stuck in the middle.” Nichols said any decision to allow ATVs on the trail would have to go through public hearings. “No matter what we do someone will be upset.” “The big if is would we be able to apply for future funds,” asked Nichols, who went on to explain funding for the Gandy Dancer Trail comes through a federal grant program and is administered through the Department of Transportation.

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Heat smart

• Joe Heller •

State health officials this week released a statement confirming several deaths related to the stifling heat this month - two of them in neighboring Barron County. Heatstroke can occur rapidly, the information from Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services stated, and it can easily be fatal. Eight heat-related deaths and 11 possible heat-related deaths in Wisconsin since July 1 is simply difficult to believe. “Temperatures are expected to cool down by Christmas,” joked one late night comic. But the serious side of spells of 90- to 100-degree days can’t be laughed at. Other states are reporting death rates similar to Wisconsin’s - Maryland, for example, has seen 18 heat-related deaths in recent weeks. In Texas, ironically, it’s half that number, perhaps due to residents there being experienced in dealing with serious heat and the potential health dangers it poses. Dehydration is fairly simple to avoid, say health officials. Make it a point to drink more fluids during hot weather. Rapid weight loss may be a sign of dehydration. Other tips: • Do not plan strenuous activities during the warmest part of the day. • Individuals at highest risk - infants, senior citizens and those with health conditions - should spend the hottest part of the day in a cool, preferably air-conditioned, place. • Use fans to increase ventilation unless temperatures exceed 90 degrees, at which point fans become ineffective in reducing heat-related illness. • Take action to reduce body temperatures if heat-related symptoms appear. Stay cool and be smart - the month of August may provide some relief but traditionally it brings the dog days of summer. Which reminds us - don’t forget to take care of your animals as well.

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• Where to write • President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin State Capitol Madison, WI 53707 Congressman Sean Duffy (7th District) 1208 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 202-225-3365 U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl 330 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 715-832-8492

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

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Government seems to be paralleling the weather across the nation. It could be called “temporal warming.” Emotions have become the weather system affecting flight patterns of our politicians - and some might say it’s causing destruction to any integrity we once may have had in our houses of government. A question posed recently on a cable drama series about a pontificating news anchor probably sums it up best: “Is government an instrument of good or is it every man for himself? Now that’s a leading question. CBS News reported last week that the Republicans in Congress have spent 80 hours (two full workweeks) trying to repeal parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, as everyone - supporters and detractors refers to it now. The GOP members introduced 33 resolutions on the floor, with full knowledge that even if their proposals passed, they would go nowhere because it would require approval of the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Obama. Citing figures from the Congressional Research Service, CBS said it takes an estimated $24 million a week to keep Congress in session. At two full workweeks spent on the repeal attempts since early 2011, that adds up to nearly $50 million. Of course, some liberal movement wasted no time in inflating that number to “$30 million a day.” Why should Congress spend so much time hitting their heads against the wall, when there are so many more pressing issues and so little time left on this year’s Congressional calendar? “We just want to get it right,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, citing polls that show that most Americans don’t want ObamaCare. That’s a noble, albeit expensive, gesture. The CBS report suggested holding the same repeal vote over and over again wasn’t so much heroism on behalf of voters as it was an attempt to “tie vulnerable Democrats to an unpopular law during an election year.” It’s been pointed out by one former member of Congress that this isn’t anything new. There were similar attempts decades ago to stonewall proposals to establish Social Security and Medicare. But there’s no record they went as far as bringing the issue to the floor 33 times. ObamacCre is not a perfect program and some claim it will be revised or repealed entirely at some point in the future. Still others might point out that if you ask the average voter what he or she knows about the law - which has yet to be fully enacted - you’re likely to get some blank stares or a parroting of phrases that include “tax hik” and ”socialism.” Meanwhile, factions - and in some cases, leaders - of both major parties are sucking the wind out of voters and any trust in government they might have been holding on to, by sanctioning tornadoes of misinformation and political spin. Wise Americans used to seek cover from the funnels clouds of political party rhetoric but now it seems a lot of us love chasing them, studying them and even becoming mesmerized by their fury. We’ve ignored the storm warnings. Now where do we sign up for the disaster aid? Editorials by Gary King


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• Letters to the editor • We need to keep Congressman Duffy Obama and the Democrats keep blaming the Republicans for the poor economy and lack of jobs, and yet they haven’t provided any meaningful tax reform or reduced regulations in almost four years. They’ve had almost four years to right the ship - including two years when they had control of all branches of government. Where’s the personal responsibility and leadership? Obviously, what they have tried didn’t work. The president and Sen. Harry Reid should stop playing games by sitting on more than 20 job-creating bills that Congressman Duffy and the House of Representatives have passed the last two years. We can’t waste time with political games when Americans can’t find work. We need to keep Duffy in office to work to reform taxes, reduce government regulations and keep our freedoms. Dennis Carson Clear Lake


In two of Adam Bever’s opinion articles on public policy issues, Bever has shown himself to be just another biggovernment liberal. In his first article, Bever extols the virtue of wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on unwarranted recall elections. In his latest article, Bever takes Rep. Severson to task for suggesting that the state may own enough land. Instead of thoughtfully considering

whether it might be time to curtail the mushrooming taxpayer expense associated with controlling so much land, ever the committed statist, Bever reflexively rejects any idea that would place some limits on government control of our lives. Not only is it expensive to care for and maintain all this land, but it also takes the land off the tax roll. Bever’s response to this is a classic big-government response ... “The state pays local government a payment in lieu of the taxes.” Where, Bever, do you think the state gets this money? From the magic money tree? Of course not. It gets it from the same place Bever’s employer gets its money ... from the hardworking taxpayers of this state. This is just one item in a growing list of Bever’s actions and statements showing nothing but contempt for the taxpayer. As local governments around the country file bankruptcy to escape the crushing weight of irresponsible government spending, Bever’s response? More of the same. In November, reject Bever’s big-government liberalism. R.J. Hartung Dresser

Promises kept Sean Duffy promised to cut spending in Washington and bring down the deficit when he ran for Congress. He and his House colleagues have passed over 30 bills, including several jobs bills, which will do just that. The

problem is when these bills are sent to the Senate, Harry Reid refuses to put them on the floor for a vote or even debate if he doesn’t agree with them. While Duffy is doing what the people wanted him to do, the Democrat-run Senate is obstructing any forward motion in achieving those goals. Duffy and his congressional associates want a verified revenue source to pay for any new expenses rather than adding to the deficit. Apparently, the Democrats don’t want to “pay as you go,” which is what Nancy Pelosi and President Obama said they would do. Now Obama refuses to extend the tax cuts for people earning over $250,000, which will bring about additional funding to cover government expenses for 8-1/2 days, falling far short of “energizing” the economy. Many small businesses file taxes as individuals and, according to The National Federation of Independent Business, more than 25 percent of the total workforce is employed by these small businesses. With an unemployment rate that has been above 8 percent for 41 straight months, the longest streak since the Great Depression, we can’t afford to raise taxes on the job producers. Duffy will fight to prevent this increase on job creators. We need to promote job creation and consequently widen our tax base, which will increase tax revenues that we desperately need to pay down our exorbitant deficit. We need to support Duffy if we want to cut spending and regulations and prevent tax increases that are killing our economy. Karen Johnson Webb Lake

Eleven vie for title of Miss St. Croix Falls

ST. CROIX FALLS – The Miss St. Croix Falls pageant will be held Friday evening, July 20 at the elementary school with the Little Miss pageant beginning at 7 and the Miss St. Croix Falls pageant beginning at 8 p.m. Ella Hoefler is candidate No. 1 and is sponsored by Dalles Auto Sales. Her parents are William and Mariette Hoefler. Hoefler’s hobbies include being with friends and family and listening to music. Her school activities include being involved in the Kinship program, student council, band and color guard. Her future plans are to attend a four-year college, get married and start a family. Hoefler would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because she thinks it’s a good way to get more involved with the community and feels she would be a positive role model. Hayley Cermin is candidate No. 2 and is sponsored by St. Croix Regional Medical Center. Her parents are Jon and Cheryl Cermin. Cermin’s hobbies include reading, singing, playing the piano, knitting, sports and traveling. During school, Cermin is involved in volleyball, track, NHS, SOS, Clowns and Kinship. She also was involved in coaching the seventh-grade school basketball team. Her future plans include attending Gustavus. Cermin would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because she feels it would be an honor to be able to represent her community. Todivonna Wendorf is candidate No. 3 and is sponsored by Johnson Motors of St. Croix Falls. Her parents are Traci Wendorf and Scott Wendorf. Wendorf’s hobbies include drawing, photography, swimming, riding bike, playing games with her little sister, fishing, music and spending time with family and friends. Wendorf is involved in dance line during school. Her future plans are to attend a college for computer design. She would like to do some traveling, with a big goal of going to Paris and France. Wendorf would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because it is what she has dreamed of since she was a little girl. She has watched and admired the past royalties and thought that could be her someday. She wants to be a positive role model for all the younger girls and to help build their confidence and self-esteem.

Amber Locken is candidate No. 4 and is sponsored by The Dalles House Restaurant. Her parent is Kristine Murphy. Locken’s hobbies include volleyball, dance line, swimming and hanging out with her friends. In school, she is involved in volleyball, dance line and pride committee. Her future plans are to graduate from high school, then graduate from a fouryear college. Locken would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because she feels like she would be a good role model and it would be a great opportunity. Jessica Rademacher is candidate No. 5 and is sponsored by Falls Orthodontics. Her parents are Mike and Linda Rademacher. Rademacher’s interests include reading, basketball, baking and hanging out with her friends. Rademacher’s school activities include student council, Kinship, volleyball, basketball, band and track. Her future plans include going to college and getting a job she would really enjoy. Rademacher would like the opportunity to be Miss St. Croix Falls to meet new people and meet new friends. Samantha Stoeklen is candidate No. 6 and is sponsored by MarketPlace Foods. Her parents are Deana and Bradley Adolphson and John and Jessica Stoeklen. Stoeklen’s interests are riding horses, four-wheeling, snowmobiling and hanging out with friends. Her school activities include basketball, gymnastics and choir. Stoeklen’s future plans are college, job, house and family. Stoeklen thinks it would be fun and awesome to represent her community. Kierstyn Campbell is candidate No. 7 and is sponsored by Central Bank. Her parents are Dan and Sarah Campbell. Campbell’s interests include club volleyball, art, photography and music. Her school activities include volleyball, track, student council, Kinship, yearbook, band and color guard. Campbell’s future plans are to attend a four-year college to pursue photography as well as studying abroad in Europe. Campbell would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because being on the royalty would allow others to look up to her as she has looked up to past royalty. Erica Bergmann is candidate No. 8 and is sponsored by Clayton’s Hardware and Radio Shack. Her parents are Justin and Marnie Bergmann.

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Cyndy Lauper, Joan Jett, The Judds, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Cher, Patsy Cline, Madonna, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and many more! • A complete list of activities and event contacts are listed on “There are many great attractions to our cities both on the street and in the parks, hiking and biking trails and on the banks of the river,” says McBride. “The Wannigan Days celebration is a manifestation of the great life there is here in The Falls area.”

Schedule of events (TF) denotes activities in Taylors Falls, Minn., otherwise at the Overlook Deck in St Croix Falls Thursday

4 p.m. - Kick-off party music, games, food, beer & wine 6 p.m. -Annual talent show (Register at Royal Credit Union, Ménagerie Salon, Bont Chiropractic and Festival Theatre) Friday

3 p.m. - Library book sale and family fun 4 p.m. - Music, food, beer and wine opens 4 p.m, - SCF Fireman’s Water Ball Games start (TF) 5 p.m. - Classic car and cycle show 6 p.m. - The Undergroove 1970s soul/funk band (TF) 7 p.m. - Kiddie parade

The Zebra Mussels - photo submitted on River Street 7 p.m. - Historian Bill Jamerson at SCF Library. (TF) Bingo at Taylors Falls Community Center. 8:30 p.m. - Wild Bill Bauer Comedy Show at Overlook. 9 p.m. - Paul Cebar Street Dance Party. Saturday 9 a.m. - The 5k run & Family Bike Tour start.

9:30 a.m. - St Croix Falls Farmers Market at library. 10 a.m. - Falls Chamber Arts & Craft Fair 10 a.m. - Johnson Motors Classic Car Show (TF) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Kids Bouncy Park ($5) 10 a.m. - SCF Library Book Sale and Family Fun. 10 a.m. - Start hourly hydro dam tours. 10 a.m. - Dark Fireman’s

Bergmann’s hobbies are running, wake boarding and hanging out with her friends. Her school activities are basketball, cross country, track, student council, FFA, Kinship, Clowns and choir. Bergmann’s future plans include attending a fouryear college to pursue a career that she would enjoy. Bergmann would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because she feels she would be a good role model and it would be a positive experience to meet new people. McKayla Swanson is candidate No. 9 and is sponsored by Wal-Mart. Her parents are Terry and Becky Jensen. Swanson’s interests are drawing, taking pictures, hanging out with her friends, swimming and singing. Her future plans are to attend college to be a psychologist. Swanson would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because she would love to represent the community and she thinks she would do an amazing job at it. Ciara Swanson is candidate No. 10 and is sponsored by Bont Chiropractic. Her parents are Lynn Museus and Bill Swanson. Swanson’s interests include hanging out with her friends and playing with her dogs. Her school activities are football and wrestling cheerleading and SOS. Swanson’s future plans include going onto college to be a therapist. Swanson would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because she was Little Miss second princess when she had just finished first grade. Swanson feels it would be really fun and rewarding and great way to make new friends. Maria Sparks is candidate No. 11 and is sponsored by St. Croix Tavern. Her parents are Pam Sparks and Luis Ellano. Sparks’ interests are dancing, reading, time with friends and enjoying time with family. In school she is involved in dance line, and her future plans are to attend college in a field that helps children. Sparks would like to be Miss St. Croix Falls because it would be a fun experience and she would love to be a role model to the small girls and give them something to look forward to.

Water Ball Games. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - SCF Historical Society Open House. 11 a.m. - Lumberjack shows including log rolling. 12 p.m. - “The Mayor‘s Hello” with SCF Mayor Bleisi. 12:10 p.m. - Bill Jamerson Logging Music & History. 1 p.m. - Lumberjack Show No. 2 • Log Chopping! (TF) 1 p.m. - Log Jam Music at Community Center. 1:30 p.m. - Lumberjack Interactive Camp • Bring a swimsuit. 2 p.m. - Festival Theatre Matinee of “HONK” musical. 2 p.m. - The River City Cloggers performance. 2:30 p.m. - Big Surf 1950s Rock and Hula/Limbo Party. 4 p.m. - Free Wisc Wine Tasting • Indian Creek Grill. 4 p.m. - Lumberjack Show 6 p.m. - Two annual parades (in both TF & SCF) (TF) 6:30 p.m. - The Flash-

backs Band at Romayne’s. 6:30 p.m. - Kristine Wriding, country music soloist. 7 p.m. - Lumberjack Show No. 4 • The Big Grand Finalé. 7:30 p.m. - Elvis Experience Tribute Show at Overlook. 8 p.m. - Juizy Blazz Shakeup outdoors at Dalles House. (TF) 9 p.m. - Zebra Mussels Street Dance at Romayne’s. 9 p.m. - Kids games and family fun show with Bill Jamerson. 10 p.m. Annual Wannigan Days fireworks show. 10 p.m. - Mark Stary outdoors at Dalles House. 10:30 p.m. - Ladies of the 80s and country show. 10:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. First Annual Twin Falls Pub Crawl. Midnight - The Updside Downers at Dalles House.



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New Miss Centuria Josephine Owen is crowned by outgoing Queen Ann Luepke Thursday, July 12.

Photos by Greg Marsten

The queen candidates did a musical dance number to kick off the show Thursday, July 12, at Unity High School.

The outgoing Little Miss and queen’s court give their closing speeches. Little Miss candidates Moriah Cress, Alexis Nadeau and Khylie Young-Garyat prepare for their crowning.

Mercedes Swanson sang a folk tune, with a band accompaniment.

Angela Larson performed a skit from “Cold Mountain.”

Josephine Owen did a clogging routine.

Kayla Bramsen did a saxophone solo as her talent.

The new Centuria Junior Miss, Zoe Swanson, takes her first walk down the aisle.

The new Centuria royalty (pictured L to R): Princess Angela Larson, Little Miss Moriah Cress, Princess Kayla Bramsen, Queen Josephine Owen, First Princess Mercedes Swanson and Junior Miss Zoe Swanson.


Centuria Memory Days parade

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Grand Marshals Cal and Linda Schladweiler were front and center in the Memory Days parade in Centuria.

Ice pops were courtesy of the Glass Bar and were very popular.

Cushing Fire kids smiled big while tossing candy. Golden-throated radio legend Jim Edgell called the parade on Sunday, “For about the umpteenth time!”

The color guard started the Memory Days parade on Sunday afternoon, July 15.

These firemen were popular for their water spraying. Now that’s how you watch a parade, from Dad’s shoulders.

The little misses from Wanderoos had the right idea to fight the sun.

The Unity marching band sounded great, as usual.

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Centuria Memory Days

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Abilene Kelch, 8 months, was intrigued by the shiny sunglasses during the babycrawl competition. Winning baby crawler Bradley Nelson earned the prize in the baby race.

Hattie Larson, 6, Centuria, should have received some award for wearing a warm dalmatian suit in the heat.

New Centuria Police Chief John DuBois seemed to enjoy getting dunked in the heat during Memory Days Saturday, July 14. Asher and Little Yankee, the Boston terrier puppy, were a pretty popular duo on Saturday, July 14, during Memory Days.

Photos by Greg Marsten New Little Miss Moriah Cress balances the ball on her plunger hat during the toilet bowl races on Saturday, July 14.

All the Memory Days lawn mower race winners pose with their prize trophies on Saturday, July 14, (L to R): Jake Schuur, Nathan Jorgenson, Pat Hyden, Becky Bowen and Tyler Anderson.

Princess Angela Larson skillfully catches a ball in her pretend underwear for the toilet bowl races.

It ain’t a lawn mower race without a little wheelie action!

Dave Rosendahl loses his cap and sunglasses on his inaugural dunk tank venture.



SUMMER SPORTS F R E D E R I C • G R A N T S B U R G • L U C K • S T. C R O I X F A L L S • S I R E N • U N I T Y • W E B S T E R

Bandits fall short against rival Braves

Braves 8, River Bandits 4 by Garth Olson Special to the Leader ST. CROIX FALLS – Under steamy conditions on Saturday, July 14, the St. Croix Bandits bid for a comeback fell short as St. Croix fell 8-4 to the Osceola Braves. A nice crowd was on hand despite the muggy weather as local conference rivals squared off – each starting a lefty on the mound. Braves lefty Jared Dettmann made his 2012 starting debut for the Braves after being sidelined with shoulder soreness earlier in the season. Dettmann, a 2011 Minnesota Twins draftee, was held to a 60-pitch count, which he parlayed into five innings of shutout baseball. After a scoreless game through three innings, Bandit starter Trevor Todd ran into some trouble during the fourth inning as the Braves scored six runs with Ryan Rivard and Nick Johnson each driving in two RBIs. St. Croix rallied back in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring four runs off the Braves Steve Papke, courtesy of a couple of hits and RBIs by Gus Koecher and Steven Bielmeier. Bandit righty Marcus Campbell pitched well in relief – holding a potent Braves lineup to just two runs during the final five innings. The Braves added insurance runs in the eighth inning after a Blake Berger solo homer and later RBI single by Rivard. Dettmann, who pitched for U-Conn last spring, struck out six during the first three innings. “Dettmann throws hard and he knows how to hit the outside corner,” Bandit Scott Lindholm said. St. Croix manager Brian Jacobson agreed. “He’s a dominating pitcher and his fastball runs hard away from righties,”

Lefty Trevor Todd pitched against the Braves last Saturday, July 14.

The Bandits Kyle Kahl drives in a run during the sixth inning against the Osceola Braves on July 14. – Photos by Garth Olson Jacobson explained. “Marcus did a nice job in relief for us but Rivard’s hit was probably the one that broke the camel’s back.” The Bandits, 3-10 in conference play,

The Braves Blake Berger takes a lead in front of Bandit Brock Luehman at first base. Berger hit a solo home run - his 10th of the season.

have two remaining conference games as the regular season winds down at the end of July. The Braves, 8-3 conference, have four remaining conference games and will enter the playoffs on Aug. 10 in Osceola.

Marcus Campbell pitched against Osceola during a rival game last weekend.

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••• BALSAM LAKE – Unity Eagles graduate and former athlete Jason Strilzuk has been reportedly hanging out with legendary Houston Oilers coach Oail Andrew “Bum” Phillips. Strilzuk is currently living in Texas, and is good friends with Phillips son, Wade Phillips, who is the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans. – Marty Seeger with submitted information ••• WEBSTER – Eva Corson of St. Ansgar, Iowa, shot a hole-in-one at the Fox Run Golf Course in Webster on Saturday, July 14. Corson was playing hole No. 7 and used her driver to sink the shot at 140 yards. The hole is a par 3. – Marty Seeger with submitted information ••• LUCK – The Luck Renegades baseball team will wrap up the regular season at Spooner on Sunday, July 15. The game has a 1 p.m. game start. ••• LEADER LAND – Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. – Marty Seeger

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Grantsburg 12U wins state runner-up trophy

The Grantsburg 12U girls fast-pitch team earned a state runner-up trophy in the Tier 8 at a tournament held at Minnetonka, Minn., on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. Pictured back row (L to R) are: Chad Oachs, MacKenna Johnson, Maddie Duncan, McKenzie Johnson, Danielle Bertelsen, Katie Curtin, Olivia Oachs and Arlen Jensen. Front row: Charli Siebenthal, Randi Siebenthal, Hallie Jensen, Susan Roberts and Alaina Oachs. – Photo submitted

Siren/Webster 11U takes first



Polk-Burnett Shockers 10U takes second

The Polk-Burnett Shockers 10U youth baseball team finished second out of eight teams in a tournament held in Mauston. The Shockers is a team of local athletes from Webster, Siren, Luck, Unity and St. Croix Falls. Pictured back row, (L to R): Jordan Webster, Gage Johansen, Jack Nelson, Coleton Peterson, Sam Wilson, Nick Paulsen and Carson Stenberg. Front row: Jared Lessman, Mason Gustafson, Owen Washburn, Jackson Flaherty and A.J. Simpkins. – Photo submitted

Winners of the Foxy Ladies Fun Day Tournament

T h e S i r e n / We b s t e r 11U youth baseball team took second place recently at the Webster Big Classic baseball tournament. – Photo submitted



Team Overall Siren Assembly 7-1 Calvary Covenant 5-1 Webster Baptist 5-2 Faith Lutheran 5-2 Falun Churches 4-3 Trade Lake Baptist 4-4 Frederic Free 4-4 Siren Covenant/Bethany 2-4 New Hope Lutheran 2-5 W.Sweden/Zion Lutheran 1-7 Trade River Free 0-7 Scores Thursday, July 12 Siren Covenant/Bethany 15, Trade River Free 1 Webster Baptist 6, W.Sweden/Zion Lutheran 5 New Hope Lutheran 10, Faith Lutheran 5 Friday, July 13 Trade Lake Baptist 19, Trade River Free 4 Siren Assembly 13, Trade Lake Baptist 5 Siren Assembly 15, Falun Churches 14


Standings Team Overall Bon Ton 8-2 Chell Well 8-2 Edina Realty 8-2 Pour House 7-3 St. Croix 3-6 Sundown 3-7 Wayne’s 3-7 True Quality Auto Body 3-8 Lake Lena 2-8 Scores Wednesday, July 11 Chell Welll 21, True Quality Auto Body 13 Lake Lena 24, Pour House 21 Bon Ton 30, Wayne’s 8 Edina Realty 26, Sundown 15

The Fox Run Golf Course in Webster held a Foxy Ladies Fun Day Tournament on Wednesday, July 11. Winners of the tournament were coach Sylvia Hansen, MaryEllen Smith, Shari Nelson and Mary Koessel. The ladies golf league is every Wednesday morning, meeting at 8:30 a.m., with tee off beginning at 9 a.m. All are welcome. – Photo submitted


Standings Team Overall Coyland Creek 8-2 Beehive 7-1 Smith Family Eye Care 5-2 Kris’ Pheasant Inn 4-5 Trap Rock 3-1 Top Spot Tavern 3-3 Maurer Construction 3-5 Big Butz BBQ 2-7 Best Western 1-8 Scores Monday, July 16 Mauer Construction 32, Smith Family Eye Care 14 Beehive 23, Kris’ Pheasant Inn 7 Kris’ Pheasant Inn 22, Mauer Construction 7 Top Spot Tavern 22, Best Western 9 Coyland Creek 23, Big Butz BBQ 8

SUMMER BOWLING LEAGUE McKenzie Lanes Sunday Afternoon Youth Game standings: Denny’s Downtown Lanes 22, Boyd’s Outdoor Sports 22, Don’s Boys 20, MMOO 19, New Cruz 17, Cutting Edge Pro Shop 13, BSers 12, Try Hards 11. Men’s games: Gene Ackland 253 & 248, Jeff Lehmann 238. Men’s series: Gene Ackland 703, Ed Bitler 655, Craig Willert 613. Women’s games: Kelly Oryan 214, Kelsey Bazey 204, Kelly Oryan 199. Women’s series: Kelly Oryan 606, Kelsey Bazey 533, Toni Sloper 515.


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Mom Nature pulls Friday the 13th prank at The Valley by Terry Lehnertz St. Croix Valley Raceway CENTURIA – After narrowly escaping the rains one week ago, Mother Nature was not as kind this week as rains forced the cancellation of the Friday, July 13, events at St. Croix Valley Raceway. A dire forecast and threatening radar images forced track officials to pull the plug around 6 p.m. on Friday – and the skies opened up shortly thereafter, soaking the region with a 15-minute downpour. Rain may have soaked the clay at St. Croix’s racey quarter-mile speed plant, but that didn’t dampen spirits at the facility as preparations already began to focus toward next weekend’s free-food promotion. Friday night, July 20, is The Valley 500, where the first 500 fans will receive a voucher for a free hot dog. All regular classes, WISSOTA Midwest modifieds, UMSS traditional and UMSS micro sprints, SCVR pure stocks and future

fours will all be in action. Looking even further ahead on the calendar, anticipation is building for Thunder in the Valley No. 3. For the first time ever, the Bumper-toBumper IRA Outlaw sprint series visits The Valley. A new all-time track record will most certainly be established on that night when the 900-horsepower, firebreathing 410 winged sprint cars attack the quarter-mile bullring on Friday, July 27. Reigning series champion and current points leader Billy Balog, Mike Reinke and the rest of the IRA contingent are set to dazzle area fans with a speed display of historic proportions. UMSS traditional sprint cars, WISSOTA Midwest modifieds, and SCVR future fours will also be in action that night. Additional details for these or any other future events at St. Croix Valley Raceway can be found on the track’s Web site,



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ATVs • BIRDING • BOATING • CAMPING • FISHING • HIKING • HUNTING • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 20 inches, but larger ones, including one at just under 50 inches, was shot by Travis in recent years and has made a nice addition to his trophy room at his home. Along with the fish shootings and sightings, there was numerous wildlife to be seen along the St. Croix. A great blue heron, huge beavers and countless muskrats swam busily along the banks and into the many mysterious nooks and hidden crannies in uprooted trees, tangled logs and mud. There were also bugs, millions of them, attracted to the six floodlights on the bow. At one point, it became difficult to see anything at all, or even open your eyes. No part of the body was safe and in the end not even heavy doses of bug spray with maximum amounts of DEET could keep some of the biting bugs away. At other times, while moving steadily along the river, the bugs weren’t bad at all, but the often times when we’d hang up dead on a log or sandbar, it would become an insect mania once again. The bats seemed happy, and yet through it all, so were we. It was approaching 2:30 a.m. before we used the rivers flow and a little bit of guidance from the trolling motor to get us back to the landing, and it was shortly after 4 a.m. by the time my head hit the pillow at home. I wasn’t ready to call it quits even at that time of the morning and could have easily stayed up until dawn. In all, the group managed to put about 20 fish into the barrel, ranging in all different sizes, and out of about 50 shots, I contributed four or five to the barrel. Some shots made me look like a pro. Others made me look as though I’d never fired a bow in my life. Through some of the frustrating moments, and maybe even a little embarrassment, there was always a constant flow of steady laughter and fun. And I can’t wait to do it all over again.

Bow fishing equals big time fun

Anticipation and excitement only grew stronger as darkness closed in on yet another long and hot, muggy Saturday in July. Amid the blackness, the massive bluffs along the St. Croix Marty River could still be seen silhouetting the skyline Seeger as departing boats and red trailer lights slowly disappeared, leaving The the boat landing quiet Bottom again. All the while a group of three avid Line bow fishermen and myself, the rookie of the bunch, were preparing to launch, and I was getting a lesson in how to shoot a bow. Not that I needed much of a lesson on shooting, but aiming arrows at rough fish with some simple, yet specialized, equipment was somewhat new to me. The boat is different too, and a peculiar vessel at that, stretching more than 18 feet and resembling a giant black flat-bottom bathtub. But it’s well-suited to take on the shallow backwaters and sandy, rocky, or log-jammed bottoms of the St. Croix River, or any area lake for that matter. A sturdy platform made of steel with railings along its edges runs securely along the bow of the boat and can comfortably fit up to three shooters, all of whom were eager to loose an arrow on an unsuspecting rough fish, of which the St. Croix River certainly had plenty to offer. “Most of the time, shooting begins as soon as we leave the landing,” said Travis Hanson, and he was right. “Shoot ‘em! Shoot ‘em!” said Tyler Hanson, Travis’ younger brother. Less than 100 yards upriver from the landing, two giant carp swam alongside the boat but were tough to see in the clouded waters until it was too late. Bow fishing was officially under way. My reaction time was far too slow, yet it wasn’t the last time I’d get the opportunity to shoot. We continued our way up the Wisconsin side of the river on a steady pace with the aid of a long-shafted trolling motor at the center of the bow. The constant hum of a generator kept six floodlights on a steady glow, and an equal amount of bright laughter, excitement and humor kept things going smoothly.

Travis Hanson arrowed a decent-sized carp on the St. Croix River and gets set to put it into the barrel, while brother Tyler, (right) eyes the water for another chance at a shot. – Photos by Marty Seeger Steady plumes of sand and dirt boiled Travis said, but also noted the different the water ahead, showing there were varieties of game fish to see as well. On probably hundreds, if not thousands, of last Saturday’s outing, we spotted several fish ahead, yet the nearly 2 inches of rain- smaller pike, a few nice muskies, catfish fall the previous night made seeing fish and even a small sturgeon. All game fish difficult. are off limits to bow fishing including the “I’ve never seen it this bad before,” said species above and walleye, catfish and Joey Schleusner, aka Bubba, another vet- others, but the majority of species seen at eran bow fisherman along for the journey. night are the rough-fish variety. Different If this truly was a bad night for bow types of suckers, redhorse, carp, drum fishing, I couldn’t imagine what it must and dogfish, as well as well as the prehisbe like on a good night, and it was re- toric-looking longnose gar. Both Tyler peated throughout the night that this was and I missed what appeared to be an easy just a taste of what good bow fishing can shot at a gar that likely measured around be. On one particular outing, the group shot so many huge carp in just one hour that their barrel, roughly half the size of a 55-gallon drum, was overflowing with fish. Many of those fish are headed for fertilizer, or the smokehouse, and removing them can improve the quality of the lake. One of the best examples can be found in the ongoing carp removal project on Clam Lake near Siren, where the invasive carp have uprooted and nearly depleted the native wild rice, and wreaked havoc on other native plants, fish and wildlife. Bow fishermen are happy to oblige with helping to deplete some of the rough fish populations, but it’s unlikely they’d ever be able to put a dent in the amount of fish swimming in the St. Croix River. “You wouldn’t believe the different While bow fishing doesn’t require a fancy setup like this, it sure makes fishing at night a kinds of fish you can shoot in the river,” lot more fun.

Natural Resources Board approves fall wolf hunt by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer STATEWIDE – The natural resources board on Tuesday, July 17, unanimously approved rules to allow Wisconsin to continue to move forward with a wolf hunting and trapping season this fall. A six-hour meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, where 43 public citizens spoke out for and against the upcoming season framework. The wolf hunting and trapping season will run from Oct. 15, through the end of February 2013, and license applications should be available by Aug. 1-31, so permits can be handed out in September. The application fee will cost $10, but that doesn’t guarantee a permit, as only 2,010 permits will be made available. One-half of the awarded licenses will be handed out through a random drawing, while other licenses will be based on preference points, which is similar to applying for a

bear or bobcat tag. The board approved a conservative quota for 201 wolves to be killed statewide, and once that quota has been met, the DNR has the ability to enact an emergency closure in zones where quotas have been met. There are six zones statewide and once a hunter or trapper takes a wolf they must report it to the DNR within a 24-hour time frame. The wolf hunting and trapping season is a result of an emergency rule under Act 169, which was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker back in April. Along with the wolf season, one of the other major changes seen under Act 169 will be funding for the depredation program. Previously, depredation payments were funded through the endangered resources license plate and voluntary tax checkoff. They’ll now be paid through the sale of hunting and trapping licenses as well as permit applications.

Some of the statutory provision under Act 169 directed the DNR to come up with the details of a wolf hunting and trapping plan, which included season dates and the application and license fees. Firearms, crossbows and bows may be used. Night hunting is allowed the day after the deer season has ended. Cable restraints may be used as a trapping method. Baiting is allowed for trapping but restricted for hunting. The use of electronic calls is allowed,

and up to six hunting hounds may be used to trail wolves beginning the day after the deer season. The 2012 wolf-hunting season is a temporary framework, according to the DNR, but over the next two years they will work with groups who have an interest in the season to come up with a more permanent framework for a wolf-hunting season.

Great Northern Outdoors Bass Fishing League Standings Week 9 Co-sponsored by BLC Well Drilling in Milltown Standings

1. Long/Nelson, 62 lbs., 2 oz. 2. Main Dish, 58 lbs., 10 oz. 3. 46 Store, 56 lbs., 10 oz. 4. Luck Sport Marine, 56 lbs., 4 oz. 5. Bon Ton, 54 lbs., 3 oz. 6. Milltown Dock, 51 lbs., 4 oz. 7. Northern Bar, 45 lbs., 9 oz. 8. Laqua/Allee, 44 lbs., 1 oz.

9. Jim Duncan, 39 lbs., 15 oz. 10. Air World 37 lbs., 15 oz. 11. Hack’s Pub, 35 lbs., 9 oz. 12. Dockmasters, 34 lbs., 2 oz. 13. Brad/Cody, 30 lbs., 11 oz. 14. GNO, 30 lbs., 5 oz. 15. Mosseys, 28 lbs., 10 oz. 16. Dairy Queen 28 lbs., 7 oz. 17. Subway, 25 lbs., 9 oz.

18. Cory/Jamie, 25 lbs., 5 oz. 19. Ones/Roberts, 17 lbs., 1 oz. Big bass/Big bag weekly winner: Big Bass: GNO, 2 lbs., 15 oz. Big Bag: Laqua/Allee, 9 lbs., 4 oz.


Polk County youth excel at animal science judging POLK COUNTY – Polk County youth are excelling with Animal Science Days in animal judging. Wisconsin youth competed in four Area Animal Science Days June 20 in Viroqua, June 21 in Rice Lake, June 22 in Elkhorn and June 29 in Gillett. The top two teams and individuals in dairy judging earned a right to compete at the state 4-H dairy judging contest that will take place in Marshfield on Monday, July 23, in conjunction with the state Guernsey and Ayrshire show.

lington Public Events Center. The contest site has pictures and scores from the event. rea-animal-science-days. This program is sponsored by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, UW Animal Sciences Departments, 4H Youth Development and Milwaukee Stockyards.

Northwest, Barron County Twelve senior dairy judging teams competed at the Northwest Area Animal Science Days contest in Rice Lake, with Polk County taking top honors. Chris Rassier, Laura Jensen, Trent Dado, Summer Johnson, Anna Christensen, Erik Swenson, Lily Soderberg and Luke Christensen made up the winning senior team. Ben Powers won the senior division with 511 points, and

Top senior individuals: 1. Kelsi Smerchek - Marathon County 2. Jared Radcliffe - Marathon County 3. Karen Eby - Polk County 4. Dathan Smerchek - Marathon County 5. Katie Schmoll - Marathon County

Top senior teams: 1. Marathon County 2. Polk County

The first-place junior dairy juding team (listed in no particular order) are Meikah Dado, Kristie Getschel, Jillian Jensen, Tayler Elwood, Marie Haase, Thomas Christenson, Julianna Thompson and Katie Christensen. – Photos submitted

The first-place senior dairy Judging team.

Dane Thompson was second with 505 points. Winning the junior division was the team from Polk County, which consisted of Meikah Dado, Kristie Getschel, Jillian Jensen, Tayler Elwood, Marie Haase, Thomas Christenson, Julianna Thompson and Katie Christensen. The top individual in the junior division was Shanelle Borth from Pierce County with 407 points. The second high individual was Dado from Polk County, earning 401 points. Top senior teams: 1. Polk County 2. Barron County 3. Pierce County 4. Dunn County 5. St. Croix County Top senior individuals: 1. Ben Powers - Dunn County 2. Dane Thompson - Barron County 3. Chris Rassier - Polk County 4. Laura Jensen - Polk County 5. Amelia Kjos - Pierce County 6. Ethan Dado - Polk County 7. Trent Miller - Pierce County 8. Emily Hellendrung - Barron County 9. Katrina Nunes - Chippewa County 10. Bethany Dado - Polk County Top junior teams: 1. Polk County

Top junior individuals: 1. Kailen Smerchek - Marathon County 2. Gus Swenson - Polk County 3. Nicole Dittbrenner - Polk County 4. April Pabst - Pierce County 5. Megan Liddle - St. Croix County. - submitted

2. Pierce County 3. Chippewa County 4. Dunn County 5. Barron County Top junior individuals: 1. Shanelle Borth - Pierce County 2. Meikah Dado - Polk County 3. Luke Powers - Dunn County 4. Kristie Getschel - Polk County 5. Hannah Ullom - Chippewa County 6. Bethany Hartman - Wood County 7. Jillian Jensen - Polk County 8. Emily Richter - Barron County 9. Luke Johnson - Polk County 10. Hannah Nelson - Pierce County State qualifying teams and individuals Senior Polk County Chris Rassier, Laura Jensen and Trent Dado

The Polk County senior team placed second. Members of the team shown Back row (L to R) are: Reese Johnston and Rylee Black. Front row: Emily Petzel, Karen Eby, Kaitlynn Filkins and Mitchel Johnston.

Individuals Ben Powers - Dunn County; Katrina Nunes - Chippewa County and Ethan Dado – Polk County Juniors Polk County Meikah Dado, Kristie Getschel and Jillian Jensen.

Federal law bans roll-your-own tobacco machines in Wisconsin Busalacchi said, “We’re happy that all cigarettes will be charged the same tax level that discourages youth from starting to smoke and certainly helps adults reduce or quit and hopefully quit for good.” An attorney for the roll-your-own industry’s Wisconsin lawsuit sent a letter to the judge recently saying the federal law likely moots the case and that the parties are talking about how it should be dismissed. There are reports of roll-your-own businesses closing throughout Wi s c o n s i n . One of the parties to the l a w s u i t I wish to thank all posted a terse the people that message to its helped celebrate my Web site saying it would 90th birthday on not be buying Saturday. I am so back any mablessed! chines or Fran Kurkowski parts.

The Polk County junior team placed first. Members of the team shown (L to R) are: Nicole Dittbrenner, Raeanna Johnston, Gus Swenson, Sam Black and Zach Swenson. – Photos submitted



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by Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - A lawsuit that gave the roll-your-own tobacco industry a temporary victory in Wisconsin is likely moot now that a new federal law is closing rollyour-own machines throughout the country. The industry initiated the Wisconsin lawsuit last year after state regulators started shutting down roll-your-own cigarette machines. The high-tech machines let smokers avoid high cigarette taxes. The smoker just had to buy loose tobacco and cigarette tubes - the machine would do the rest at a discounted price. The roll-your-own industry won its early battles in court, getting orders from a Dane County judge that kept the machines running in Wisconsin. But that was before a federal law signed July 6 changed everything. It requires the machines to be licensed and requires their product to be taxed more like cigarettes. The law pleased antismoking groups like Health First Wisconsin. Executive Director Maureen

Youth judged breeding and market classes of each of the following species, swine, beef and sheep. Youth also answered questions, and seniors gave reasons on selected classes. The top two senior and junior teams from each site will compete in the state 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held on Monday, July 23, at the Ar-

Top junior teams: 1. Polk County 2. Marathon County

in Danbury Town Hall

Jack Eaton from Rescued Life Ministries will be speaking.

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New patients 10 years Of age & up, at their new Patient appointment Which includes: New Patients Welcome! • Examination • Cleaning • X-rays Crowns • Bridges Will receive a FREE Partials • Dentures Electric Toothbrush! Fillings • Extractions Root Canals We now have DIGITAL X-RAYS (very low exposure to X-Ray & no waiting for developing) OPEN EVERY OTHER Emergency patients call before MONDAY ‘TIL 8 P.M. 10 a.m. for same day appointment

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Polk County circuit court Jeffrey E. Bubendorf, operating while suspended, $200.50; speeding, $225.70. Jacob P. Buberl, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Patrick J. Burstad, Clear Lake, operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Ryan A. Callahan, Osceola, speeding, $225.70; display unauthorized vehicle registration plate, $238.30. Codie J. Campeau, Dresser, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kevin W. Carlson, Osceola, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Zoey S. Carney, Cushing, seat belt violation, $10.00. John R. Casterton, Milltown, speeding, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00, twice. Daniel J. Chapman, River Falls, operate w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Bart A. Cheney, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Duane C. Chinander, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. David J. Ciaciura, New Hope, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Mark A. Cline, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Brent W. Colbert, Centuria, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Tony I. Compton, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Benjamin L. Converse, Centuria, speeding, $175.30. Nicolette R. Cook, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Donita J. Cottor, Osceola, speeding, $200.50. Ian S. Crosby, Clear Lake, speeding, not guilty plea. John W. Crosby, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $200.50.

Patricia K. Cutshall, Edina, Minn., fail to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Forest M. Davis, Milltown, trap without license, $370.60. Renae A. Davison, Centuria, speeding, $175.30. Danielle N. De Leon, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael A. Denucci, Turtle Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Marshal P. Dillman, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $175.30. Ronald E. Doty, Osceola, speeding, $175.30. Courtney A. Driscoll, Centuria, seat belt violation, $10.00. Dale R. Edlund, Richmond, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Ben R. Egerman, Balsam Lake, speeding, $175.30. Franklin L. Ehrnreiter, Lino Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Suzanne E. Ekness, S. St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Marilyn M. Elkie, St. Michael, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Matthew J. Ernst, North Oaks, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Bradley D. Estes, Clear Lake, speeding, $175.30. Kevin D. Fairchild, Osceola, speeding, $175.30. John C. Falzone, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Janelle L. Farah, Milltown, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Judy K. Fischer, Waconia, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Daniel J. Foster, Oakdale, Minn., possession of illegal-size fish, $222.90.


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DC snowboard boots, new, size 10, $75; Burton snowboard, $75; basketball hoop; small kitchen appliances; boys & girls clothes; men’s & women’s clothing; prom dresses; much misc. 1689 243rd Ave., Luck South of West Denmark Church Watch for signs

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Dustin J. Hill, New Richmond, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, not guilty plea. Jacob S. Hobbs, Osceola, operating while revoked, $200.50; operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Christopher D. Holmquist, Grantsburg, nonregistration of auto, $10.00. Daniel T. Holmquist, Dresser, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $175.30. Scott F. Hunter, Luck, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Cody D. Jantz, Dresser, speeding, $225.70. Leroy M. Jensen, Frederic, speeding, $268.50. Abbie L. Johnson, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Amber R. Johnson, Clear Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. James E. Johnson, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Taylor R. Johnson, Milltown, speeding, $175.30. Jon A. Joseph, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Saeed M. Kahin, Minneapolis, Minn., automobile following too closely, $150.60. Matthew M. Kampmeyer, Sunfish Lake, Minn., operate boat while intoxicated, $452.50; operate boat with PAC, $452.50. Sheetal Kaul, St. Paul, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Mia L. Keske, St. Croix Falls, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Andrew B. Kieffer, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joanne M. Klink, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Joseph M. Klos, Minneapolis, Minn., operating boat towing skier after dark, $175.30. Theodore S. Klungseth, Anoka, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Kelly C. Knuckey, Amery, speeding, $200.50. Jeffrey P. Kobs, Deer Park, operating while suspended, $200.50. Kenneth E. Korkki, Balsam Lake, fish without license, $190.70. Karen J. Kroone, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Bruce M. Kuchnicki, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Todd M. Kuehn, Frederic, speeding, $175.30. John L. Kuny, Gem Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Marcia A. Laces, South St. Paul, Minn., deposit or discharge solid waste on public or private property, $200.50. Emily R. Lamusga, Amery, jet ski operate w/o flotation device, $162.70.

Christopher R. Lano, Columbia Heights, Minn., driving too fast for conditions, not guilty plea. Douglas G. Larson Jr., Clear Lake, speeding, $175.30. Matthew K. R. Larson, Balsam Lake, speeding, $225.70. Neil T. Larson, Luck, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Paul M. Larson, Hudson, possession of illegal-size fish, $222.90. Christopher L. Leipold, Racine, speeding, $175.30. Daniel G. Leitner, Forest Lake, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Robert L. Lemieux Jr., Cumberland, speeding, $175.30. Kenneth A. Lesperance, Eau Claire, speeding, $200.50. Stefan C. Liiste, Shoreview, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Jacob S. Lindahl, Osceola, operating while suspended, $200.50. Thomas A. Lingen, Cumberland, speeding, $175.30. Tsing M. Lo, St. Cloud, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michelle M. Madsen, Amery, speeding, $175.30. James L. Mahoney, Amery, nonregistration of auto, $175.30; operating while revoked, $250.90. Dallas T. Mante, Clear Lake, speeding, not guilty plea. Gregory L. Marek, Luck, nonregistration of auto, not guilty plea. Jose P. Marin, Rice Lake, speeding, $200.50. Lynn E. Markey, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Mary E. Marlette, Milltown, passing in no-passing zone, $213.10. Scott J. Martell, Dresser, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50; display false vehicle registration plate, $263.50. Cole J. Martin, Bay City, speeding, $175.30. Thomas R. Martin, Mahtomedi, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Dillon C. Mattson, Milltown, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, not guilty plea. Shain J. McClain, Amery, speeding, $225.70. Mary K. McJilton, Roseville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Justin J. McKenzie, Cushing, seat belt violation, $10.00. Justin M. McLafferty, St. Croix Falls, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Adam J. Miller, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Richard J. Miller, Willmar, Minn., speeding, $183.30. Mason M. Millermon, St. Croix Falls, fail to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30.


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Wendy A. Frederickson, Cameron, speeding, $175.30. Alexander M. Frinack, Deer Park, license restriction violation – class D or M vehicle, $200.50. Christopher C. Gallagher, Howard Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Timothy L. Garavalia, Lakeland, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Sandra R. Gardner, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $175.30. Jessica L. Gatlin, North St. Paul, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael G. Gibbs, St. Paul, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Kari A. Graff, Barron, enter park w/o sticker, $162.70. Robert S. Groth, Champlin, Minn., fail/stop at stop sign, $175.30. Tamera E. Guggisberg, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Sandra R. Gust, Amery, speeding, not guilty plea. Crystal L. Hackett, Rogers, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Raymond E. Hammac, Milltown, take turtles during closed season, $320.80. Hanna M. Hammer, Amery, speeding, not guilty plea. Scott M. Hammond, Peoria, Ariz., speeding, $175.30. John W. Hancock, Roberts, possession of illegal-size fish, $222.90. Erin E. Harper, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Lee M. Harry, Centuria, speeding, $175.30. Jesse A. Hattesohl, Rice Lake, speeding, not guilty plea. Benjamin J. Hawkins, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Paula P. Heller, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Paulette R. Heltemes, Frederic, inattentive driving, $187.90. Amy E. Hendrickson, Johnson City, Tenn., speeding, $225.70. William S. Hendrickson, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Nicole R. Hertel, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Marcus J. Hibbard, St. Croix Falls, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50; speeding, $225.70.

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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1800-927-9275. 445101 8a-etfcp 19Ltfc

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Tara K. Aikin, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Shawn J. Akins, Barron, seat belt violation, $10.00 Arlen L. Anderson, Amery, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance; speeding, not guilty pleas. Gretchen D. Anderson, Almena, speeding, $175.30. Randy G. Anderson, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Paul J. Appel, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Donald M. Arechigo, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00, twice. Geoffrey L. Arellano, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Carolyn L. Arndt, Cumberland, speeding, $200.50. Darla R. Atkinson, Clayton, speeding, $175.30. Brittany N. Bayliss, Clayton, speeding, $175.30. Luis M. Benitez, Turtle Lake, speeding, $225.70. Zachary P. Berbig, Osseo, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Brendan D. Berch, No. St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Darcy J. Berget, Roberts, possession of illegal-size fish, $222.90. Gerald H. Bermel, Fergus Falls, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Tyler D. Bestland, Centuria, seat belt violation, $10.00. Thomas W. Boe, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Joshua D. Borgwardt, Hudson, seat belt violation, $10.00. William P. Brady, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea.

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Notices/Employment opportunities Polk County circuit court cont.

Siren School Is Looking For A

FOOD SERVICE COOK This Is A Full-Time School-Year Position

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Qualifications: * Pass the cook’s test which will be given at the time of interview * Ability to follow oral and written directives from Food Service Manager * Knowledge of large production kitchen equipment * Good human-relation skills when working with co-workers, staff and students * Must be able to lift 50 pounds * Ability to organize and manage your time to complete work in allotted time and run on a smooth schedule * Maintain a positive work attitude * Maintain good standards of personal hygiene and cleanliness * Be able to do multiple tasks daily * Willingness to continue professional development as required Job Description: * Understanding and knowing the HAACP requirements and implementing it in food service * Understanding the components and regulations of the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs * Understanding the Food-Based Menu-Planning standards * Understanding of basic quantity food production, standardized recipes and portion control * Documentation in receiving, production sheets, temperature logs, food temperatures, etc. * Perform major and daily cleaning and sanitation of food-service area * Reporting all accidents, physical injuries or any issues in the food service to the Food Service Manager * Other duties to be assigned Send resume to: Attn.: Deborah Jaskolka, Food Service Manager Siren School District 24022 4th Avenue Siren, Wisconsin 54872 The School District of Siren is an equal opportunity employer/educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or handicap.

Lucas Southworth, Tuscaloosa, Ala., speeding, $225.70. David L. Staples, Princeton, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Daniel T. Stark, St. Paul, Minn., operate boat w/o valid certificate number, $200.50. John L. Stoeklen, Dresser, speeding, not guilty plea. Heather M. Stone, Baldwin, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Candus K. Suppelsa, Evanston, Ill., speeding, $175.30. Joshua A. Swager, Amery, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Sysco Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn., violation of special weight limits, not guilty plea. Robert I. Talbot, Cumberland, speeding, $175.30. Weerawat Tananusont, Fargo, N.D., speeding, $175.30.

PUBLIC NOTICE LITTLE WOOD LAKE AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT PLAN The Little Wood Lake Association will hold a public session to provide information and accept comments and questions regarding the production of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Little Wood Lake, Burnett Co., WI. The public comment session will be held Saturday, August 4, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wood River Town Hall, Alpha. 565511 48Lp WNAXLP

HELP WANTED Sales Clerk/Stock Person

Home & Away Ministries, A Christian Nonprofit Organization, Is Seeking A Ministry-Minded Person To Work Part Time/Full Time At Ruby’s Second Hand In Siren Must be able to work sales floor, warehouse, be well groomed & willing to work Saturdays on a regular basis. Health/life insurance benefits.

Applications May Be Picked Up In Person: 25435 State Highway 70 565403 48L 38a Siren, WI


C.N.A $13.12/hr. + shift differential Part-Time Positions Available .40 For Pms And .50 For Nocs For Various Shifts Deadline to apply: July 27, 2012 at 4 p.m. Also accepting applications for casual/weekend C.N.A. **Please mail CNA applications directly to GAM** YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, or Golden Age Manor, Attn: Sue Reed, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery, or by calling 715-485-9176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 565623 48L

FREDERIC SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION Regular Meeting Public Notice District Office Boardroom Monday, July 23, 2012, 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. 2011 - 2012 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. CESA Meeting B. WASB Educator Effectiveness Conference C. Personnel 1. Resignations/Retirements 2. Approval of Contracts D. Audit Results E. High School Summer School F. Frederic Hybrid Learning Program G. Student Handbooks H. Food Science I. Insurance Update J. Policy Review K. Maintenance Contract 7. Closed Session: Wisconsin Statutes: 19.85 (1) (c)(f)(i): Personnel - Negotiations 8. Business as a Result of Closed Session 9. Adjourn 565620 48L

Jay A. Tapper, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Heather J. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

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(July 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Federal National Mortgage Association Plaintiff vs. John H. Brickman, et al. Defendant(s) Case No.: 11 CV 827 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 26, 2012, in the amount of $225,891.74, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 17, Olson’s Sunrise Addition to the City of Amery, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 801 Melrose Avenue, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KAY NO.: 201-01117-0000. Dated this 8th day of June, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 530905 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1893626

(July 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Daniel W. Rattle 653 Nokomis Drive Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Sue C. Rattle 653 Nokomis Drive Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV155 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Amended Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on June 15, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: July 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Three (3) of Certified Survey Map No. 3978 recorded in Volume 18 of Certified Survey Maps on page 08 as Document No. 649190, located in part of Government Lot Three (3) of Section Thirty-six (36), Township Thirty-three (33) North of Range Eighteen (18) West; Town of Garfield in Polk County, Wisconsin; together with a subject to easement rights as described in Volume 367 of Records on page 1 as Document No. 359200. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 653 Nokomis Drive, Osceola, Wisconsin). Dated this 25th day of June, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16091

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(July 18) NOTICE IN REPLEVIN STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Case Code 31003 Case No. 12-SC-568 To: DAVID KEMIS You are hereby notified that a summons and complaint has been issued to recover possession of the following described goods and chattels, to wit: 2005 FORD F-150, ID #1FTPW14555FA96401 of which I, the plaintiff am entitled to the possession and which you have unjustly taken and unlawfully detain from me. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you shall appear in the Circuit Court of Polk County, located in the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, State of Wisconsin, on July 30, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. before the calendar judge or any other judge of said court to whom the said action may be assigned for trial, judgment will be rendered against you for the delivery of said property to the plaintiff and for damages for the detention thereof and for costs. Dated at Milwaukee, WI, this 16th day of July, 2012. SANTANDER CONSUMER USA, INC. Plaintiff By: Jerome C. Johnson, Attorney State Bar #1016307 839 N. Jefferson St., #200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Tele.: 414-271-5400 565600 P.O. #1814.17 WNAXLP

David N. Sanders, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Isaiah L. Schadow, Milltown, speeding, $250.90. Schak Trucking Inc., Tyler, Minn., violation of special weight limits, not guilty plea. Deborah A. Schauer, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Steven J. Schleiss, Cumberland, speeding, $175.30. Loreen D. Schulstad, St. Francis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Gregory A. Scott, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Edward M. Seck, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Bret A. Shannon, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Daniel A. Shelby, Luck, operating while revoked, $200.50. Jadde A. Simmons, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Wendell E. Sohn, Jackson, Minn., speeding, $250.90.

Siren School Is Looking For A

FOOD SERVICE COOK’S HELPER This Is A 3-1/2-Hour School-Year Position. Qualifications: * Pass the cook’s helper test * Ability to follow oral and written directives from Food Service Manager * Able to lift 50 pounds * Be able to do multiple tasks daily * Ability to organize and manage your time to complete work in allotted time and run on a smooth schedule * Maintain good standards of personal hygiene and cleanliness * Good human-relation skills when working with co-workers, staff and students * Willingness to continue professional development as required Job Descriptions: * Understanding and knowing the HACCP requirements and implementing it in food service * Helping prepare and serving meals * Perform major and daily cleaning and sanitation of food-service area * Reporting all accidents, physical injuries or any issues in the food service to the Food Service Manager Send resume to: Siren School District Attn.: Deborah Jaskolka, Food Service Manager 24022 4th Avenue Siren, Wisconsin 54872

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Scott T. Prefer, Hudson, speeding, $200.50. Stephanie L. Prince, Rice Lake, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50; violation of child safety restraint requirements – child 4 years but less than 8 years of age, $150.10; seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $250.90. Joseph M. Rademacher, St. Croix Falls, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Samantha L. Rapp, Deer Park, speeding, $175.30. Kevin J. Raway, Hastings, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Somer M. Rikkola, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Madeline J. Ringlien, Dresser, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, not guilty plea. Eva E. Ritter, Amery, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Travis D. Roth, Clayton, speeding, $175.30. Jane S. Sackett, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $175.30. Jerry D. Sander, Milltown, seat belt violation, $10.00.

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Mason M. Millermon, St. Croix Falls, fail to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Jame E. Moe, Centuria, speeding, $175.30. Chris A. Moen, New Richmond, speeding, not guilty plea. Mary E. Monnens, Shakopee, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Ridge D. Mosey, Amery, operate w/o valid license b/c expiration, $162.70; speeding, $200.50. James J. Muller, Palatine, Ill., speeding, not guilty plea. Nicholas B. Naden, Warrens, speeding, $175.30. Ganesh K. Namachivayam, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Anthony C. Nelson, Centuria, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Justin L. Nelson, Balsam Lake, speeding, $175.30. Shane J. Nelson, Superior, speeding, $175.30. Marilyn G. Nord, New Richmond, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Zachary R. Nord, St. Croix Falls, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Christopher C. Nordby, Barron, speeding, $175.30. Joshua F. Novotny, So. St. Paul, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Brian W. Nutter, Luck, possession of illegal-size fish, $222.90. Philip K. Olson, Georgetown, Texas, speeding, $200.50. Mackenzie L. Omer, Grantsburg, operate w/o valid license, $200.50; speeding, $225.70. Kevin J. Otto, Osceola, OWI; seat belt violation, not guilty pleas. Kirsten M. Paar, Balsam Lake, fish without license, $190.70. Bridgette M. Parenteau, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Jonathan W. Peltier, Grantsburg, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Jared M. Peper-Rucks, Luck, speeding, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00, twice. Thomas C. Pesek, New Brighton, Minn., speeding, $175.30. David R. Peterson, Milltown, operating motor vehicle w/o insurance; violation of child safety restraint requirements – child 4 years but less than 8 years of age; not guilty pleas. Daniel A. Pfiffner, Balsam Lake, fish without license, $190.70. Jason L. Pierce, Siren, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Joseph C. Pointer, Colorado Springs, Colo., speeding, $175.30.

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(July 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, FSB Plaintiff vs. JOSEPH F. MEMMER, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 29 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 27, 2012, in the amount of $102,002.10, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The South 183 feet of the West 238 feet of the following described parcel: A parcel of land located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, Section 32, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the West 1/4 corner of said Section 32, and running on an assumed bearing of due South a distance of 500.0 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 88˚58’ East, 1,286.8 feet to a point on the East line of said Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4; thence South 455.0 feet to a point; thence South 88˚58’ West, 1,286.8 feet to a point; thence North 455.0 feet to the point of beginning of this survey. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1840 170th St., Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 040-01064-0000. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1899543

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(July 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, FSB Plaintiff vs. Edward M. Hill, et al. Defendant(s) Case No.: 11 CV 653 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 24, 2012, in the amount of $232,584.46, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 4778 recorded in Volume 21 of Certified Survey Maps, page 105 as Document No. 696249 being part of Government Lot 1, Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 17 West, Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: Together with an easement for ingress and egress over the existing drive from County Trunk Highway “46” and continuing along the 66 foot wide access easement as shown on subject Certified Survey Map No. 4778 and also over the “existing drive” as shown on subject map. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1471 State Road 46, Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7320. TAX KEY NO.: 006-00613-0120. Dated this 12th day of June, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1899297

(June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Arvid A. Nelson 1767 235th Street St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024, Bonnie K. Nelson 1767 235th Street St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 2104 Hastings Avenue Newport, Minnesota 55055, John Doe, Mary Roe and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV74 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on April 27, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street , Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER (SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4), SECTION SIX (6) TOWNSHIP THIRTY-FOUR (34) NORTH OF RANGE EIGHTEEN (18) WEST WHICH LIES NORTHEASTERLY OF STATE TRUNK HIGHWAY NO. 87 RIGHT-OFWAY AS PRESENTLY LAID OUT; ST. CROIX FALLS TOWNSHIP IN POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 1767 235th Street, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin). Dated this 14th day of June, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16006


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(July 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HARLEY RICHARD DLOUHY Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 27R PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth December 30, 1931, and date of death March 27, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 420 Pine Court, St. Croix Falls, WI. 3. The application will be heard at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 1034/Ste. 500, before Jenell Anderson. Probate Registrar, on August 14, 2012, at 9:00 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 decedent’s estate is October 19, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wis., 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 715-4859299 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 July 9, 2012 Timothy J. Laux Laux Law Firm, LLC P.O. Box 456 Osceola, WI 54020 715-294-4161 Bar Number: 1006593

(July 18, 25, Aug. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD D. SCHROCK Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 31 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth May 15, 1937, and date of death April 17, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 221 S. East Ave., Dresser, WI 54009. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing claim against the decedent’s estate is October 19, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar July 9, 2012 Bridget M. Finke - Bakke Norman, S.C. 2919 Schneider Ave., Box 280 Menomonie, WI 54751 715-235-9016 Bar Number: 1039842

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(June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Frandsen Bank & Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Jamie S. Fjorden, and Bayfield Financial, LLC Defendants. Case No. 11 CV 803 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on the 17th day of February, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 21st day of August, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Part of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 17-35N-17W, Village of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the SE corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 17-35N-17W; thence North 330.0 feet; thence West 660.0 feet, thence South 330.0 feet, thence East 660.0 feet to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 514 160th St., Milltown, WI. TERMS OF SALE: Cash due upon confirmation of sale. DOWN PAYMENT: Ten percent (10%) of amount bid by certified check due at time of sale. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 1st day of June, 2012. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin GRINDELL LAW OFFICES, S.C. P.O. Box 585 Frederic, WI 54837 715-327-5561 Plaintiff’s Attorney

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ATTACHMENT OF TERRITORY TO THE TOWN OF SIREN FROM THE VILLAGE OF SIREN ORDINANCE #2012-14 The Town Board of the Town of Siren, Wisconsin, does hereby ordain as follows: SECTION 1. Territory Attached. In accordance with Section 66.0227 of the Wisconsin Statutes and the Petition to detach approximately 1.89 acres from the Village of Siren and Attach to the Town of Siren filed with the Village Clerk of the Village of Siren on April 11, and received by Town Clerk of the Town of Siren, Wisconsin, on May 10, 2012, signed by the owners of all the real property in the territory (there are no electors residing in the territory), the following described territory in the Village of Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin, is attached to the Town of Siren, Wisconsin: Lot One (1) of Certified Survey Map recorded in Vol. 23, CSM Pages 258-260 as Doc. 405211, located in the NW 1/4 of Section 8, Township 38 North, Range 16 West, Village of Siren and Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin. SECTION 2. Effect of Attachment. From and after the date of this ordinance, the territory described in Section 1 shall be a part of the Town of Siren for any and all purposes provided by law, and all persons coming or residing within such territory shall be subject to all ordinances, rules and regulations governing the Town of Siren. SECTION 3. Zoning Classification. (a) The territory attached to the Town of Siren by this ordinance is zoned as follows, pursuant to Sec. 66.0227(4) of the Wisconsin Statutes: RS-1 Single-Family Residential. SECTION 4. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance is invalid or unconstitutional, of if the application of this ordinance to any person or circumstances is invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the other provisions or applications of this ordinance, which can be given effect without the invalid or unconstitutional provision or application. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as provided by law. Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Siren, this 14th day of June, 2012. DuWayne Wiberg, Chairman Philip Stiemann, Supervisor Bert Lund, Supervisor Mary Hunter, Clerk Ayes: 3 Nays: 0 565570 48L WNAXLP

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(June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Angela M. Jones 15657 41st Street Becker, Minnesota 55308, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12 CV 123 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on May 7, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: August 8, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Unit 119 in Osceola Cottages Condominium. Polk County, Wisconsin. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 119 Cottage Drive, Osceola, Wisconsin.) Dated June 11, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16015

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The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 9 a.m., recess at 9:15 a.m. to view the sites and will reconvene at 1 p.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. At that time, the applicant will inform the Board of their request. (THE APPLICANT MUST APPEAR AT 1 P.M. WHEN THE BOARD RECONVENES AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER.) SUSAN GROTHE requests a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 and Article 11E2 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to build a garage less than 75’ from the ordinary highwater mark, less than 75’ from centerline of County Rd. G and less than 42’ from right of way. An alternate plan requires only a variance to the 75’ setback from the ordinary high-water mark. Property affected is: 1278 County Rd. G, Lot 1, CSM Vol. 5/Pg. 109, Pt. of Govt. Lot 3, Sec. 24/T35N/R17W, Town of Milltown, Half Moon Lake (class 1). THEODORE OLSON requests a Special Exception to Article 8D1(a) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to establish a tourist rooming house. Property affected is: 1851 U.S. Hwy. 8, Lot 23, Assessor’s Plat, Pt. of Govt. Lot 7, Sec. 25/T34N/ R18W, Town of St. Croix Falls, Deer Lake (class 1). ROGER NEEDELS requests a Special Exception to Article 8D1/ 8D1(a) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to establish a transient lodge/tourist rooming house. Property affected is: 1881D 60th Ave./County Rd. K, Lot 1, Blk. 3, Big Lake Beach, Sec. 1/T32N/R18W, Town of Alden, Big Lake (class 1). DUSTIN BOOTH requests a Special Exception to Article 8D4 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to establish a business found in recreational areas. Proposed is an outdoor Pizza Picnic, offering pizza made in a wood-fired oven. Property affected is: 785 30th Ave., Lot 2, CSM Vol. 10/Pg. 193, SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 23/T32N/R16W, Town of Black Brook. 564853 47-48L 37a,d WNAXLP

(July 18, 25, August 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as servicer for U.S. Bank, National Association, As Trustee for the Holders of the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-AB1 Plaintiff vs. BRIAN ROUX, et al Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 620 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 21, 2011, in the amount of $118,857.63, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot One (1) and Two (2) and the West half (W 1/2) of Lot Three (3) except the South 20 feet thereof, Block 36, City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, and, the East half (E 1/2) of vacated Jefferson Street on the West side of the premises. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 303 East Louisiana Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. TAX KEY NO.: 281-006600000. Dated this 4th day of June, 2012. /s/ Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff

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Polk deaths Merrill E. Paulson, 75, Balsam Lake, died June 26, 2012. Emily M. Bodenner, 88, Town of Lincoln, died July 2, 2012. Roland S. Gilbertson, 82, Amery, died July 5, 2012.


Burnett deaths William J. Cutting, 74, Town of Dewey, died June 20, 2012. Randall N. Ceaglske, 46, Town of Roosevelt, died July 6, 2012.

(July 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 304 Cascade Street P.O. Box 188 Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Plaintiff, vs. St. Croix Falls 30 Acres, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company 1245 Gun Club Road White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV351 PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO ST. CROIX FALLS 30 ACRES, LLC, A MINNESOTA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; CARE OF ITS MANAGER, BRIAN WINGES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Plaintiff, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. WITHIN forty (40) days after July 11, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Polk County Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, whose address is 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, and to Plaintiff’s attorneys, Anastasi & Associates, P.A., whose address is 14985 60th Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, The Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or may in the future, and may also be enforced or garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: June 27, 2012. ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Garth G. Gavenda, #1079588 David C. Anastasi, #1027144 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone: 651-439-2951 Attorneys for Plaintiff #16092 564739

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(July 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 304 Cascade Street P.O. Box 188 Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Plaintiff, vs. Brian R. Winges 4721 Fable Hill Parkway North Hugo, Minnesota 55038, TOTI Holdings, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company 1245 Gun Club Road White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV352 PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO BRIAN R. WINGES AND TOTI HOLDINGS, LLC, A MINNESOTA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; CARE OF ITS MANAGER, BRIAN WINGES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Plaintiff, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. WITHIN forty (40) days after July 11, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Polk County Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, whose address is 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, and to Plaintiff’s attorneys, Anastasi & Associates, P.A., whose address is 14985 60th Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or may in the future, and may also be enforced or garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: June 27, 2012 ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Garth G. Gavenda, #1079588 David C. Anastasia, #1027144 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone: 651-439-2951 Attorneys for Plaintiff #16092 564738

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(July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation 304 Cascade Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Plaintiff, vs. Glen Johnson Construction, Inc., a Minnesota corporation 118 East Chestnut Street, #1 Stillwater, Minnesota 55082, Glen E. Johnson 433 County Road A Hudson, Wisconsin 54016, Citizens State Bank, a Wisconsin state bank 375 Stageline Road P.O. Box 247 Hudson, Wisconsin 54016 John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV157 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 June 15, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 106 filed in Volume “1” of Certified Survey Maps, page 107, being part of Lot 8 of Warren Park Addition to the Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property PID is 002-02112-0000). Dated this 25th day of June, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16079

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

Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1879507

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LUCK REGULAR BOARD MEETING Wednesday, July 23, 2012, 6 p.m. Teacher Workroom AGENDA

1. Call to order and seek approval of the agenda, Robert Clifton. 2. Consideration of previous minutes, LeRoy Buck. 3. Presentation of Vouchers, Amy Dueholm. 4. Treasurer’s Report, Amy Dueholm. 5. Recognition of Guests or Delegates. A. Recognition of student representative, Katelyn Dinnies. B. Pam Stratmoen: Health insurance options. 6. Administrative Reports A. Mr. Palmer B. Mr. Gobler 7. New Business A. Action on health insurance options/coverage for 2012-13. B. Recommendation for special education teaching position. C. Discussion of “Employee Handbook.” Table action until after executive session. D. Discussion of possible referendum projects and costs. Final action to be taken in August. E. Update on classroom remodeling project. F. Any other business that may properly come before the Board. 8. Motion to convene into executive Session per WI Stat 19.85(1) for further discussion of “Employee Handbook.” 9. Motion to reconvene to open session. Action on “Employee Handbook.” 565574 48L 10. Motion to adjourn.


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Job Title: Full-time position Job Description: Successful applicants must be able to perform regular maintenance duties including lifting, sweeping, etc. Qualifications: Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, able to work around students and demonstrate aptitude to complete assigned responsibilities. Compensation: $14.54 per hour, medical and dental insurance available. How to Apply: Applications are due by July 27, 4 p.m. Applications are available at the District Office or online at Contact: Brian Sears Webster School District P.O. Box 9 Webster, WI 54893 715-866-4281, Ext. 336 The School District of Webster does not discriminate in education or employment based on sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or 565131 47-48L 37-38a parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.


Notification is given that Hiawatha National Bank, N1555 770th Street, P. O. Box 156, Hager City, WI 54014, has filed an application with the Comptroller of the Currency on July 12, 2012, as specified in 12 CFR 5 for permission to establish a branch at 409 Cascade Street, Osceola, WI 54020. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file comments in writing with the Director for District Licensing, Comptroller of the Currency, Central District Office, One Financial Place, Suite 2700, 440 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60605 within 30 days of the date of this publication. 565419 48Lp WNAXLP


The Siren Board of Education is seeking applicants for the completion of Molly Bentley’s three-year term. The effective date of this office would be midAugust, 2012 until April of 2015. District residents interested in this position should pick up an application at the District Office of the Siren Schools. 565304 Application Deadline: August 10, 2012 48-50L

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TOWN OF LAKETOWN The Monthly Board Meeting Will Be Held Tues., July 24, 2012, At 7:30 p.m. At The Cushing Community Center Agenda: Call to order; clerk’s report; treasurer’s report; open forum; approve 240th Street closure for soapbox derby; review correspondence; pay bills and adjourn. Patsy Gustafson 565601 48L Town Clerk

RONALD HESS You are hereby advised as the owner or secured party that I have impounded the following mobile home: Year Make Model Serial Number Determined Value Unknown Unknown 14x50 2 BD.CK #AM 2115 AOU 2012 - $1,163.37 The mobile home has been impounded as an abandoned vehicle. It will be held in impoundment for a minimum of 14 days after the date of this notice. During the period of impoundment it is being held in Siren Trailer Court, 23642 State Road 35, Lot 23, Siren, Wisconsin 54872. You have the right to reclaim the vehicle during that time period by paying all costs incurred by the Village of Siren in regard to the impoundment. If you fail to reclaim the mobile home within 14 days, your inaction shall be deemed a waiver of all rights in and to the mobile home and consent to its sale. 565548 48L WNAXLP Dated this 10th day of July, 2012. Village of Siren, by: Chief Christopher P. Sybers, Village of Siren Police Chief

TOWN OF SIREN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ORDINANCE #9-2008 ALL-TERRAIN-VEHICLE ROUTES AMENDED 7-12-2012 State of Wisconsin Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wis. An Amendment to the ordinance designating the use of UTVs on the all-terrain-vehicle routes in the Township of Siren. SECTION I - INTENT The Town of Siren of Burnett County is amending all other ATV ordinances in the Town of Siren, allowing roads within its jurisdiction to also include UTVs (side-by-sides) to use these routes also. Following due consideration of the recreational value to connect rail opportunities and weighted against possible dangers, public health, liability aspects, terrain involved, traffic density and history of automobile traffic, this ordinance has been created. SECTION II - STATUTORY AUTHORITY This route is created pursuant to Town of Siren authority under Section 1.1.01 as authorized by 23.33 (8)(b),Wis. Stats. SECTION III - ROUTES All roads in the Township of Siren. SECTION IV - CONDITIONS 1. All ATV and UTV operators shall obey posted route speed limits. 2. All ATV and UTV operators shall ride in single file on right-hand side or hard portion of roadway. 3. All ATV and UTV operators must be 16 years of age or older. 4. Hours of operation of ATVs and UTVs shall be 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on all routes within the Town of Siren. 5. Operators of ATVs and UTVs must slow to 10 MPH within 150 feet of a dwelling or business. 6. Routes must be signed in accordance with NR 64.12 & NR 64.12 (7) c. 7. You are required to wear a helmet under the age of 18 except when traveling for the purpose of hunting or fishing. 8. Passengers under the age of 18 must also wear a helmet. 9. Maximum speed limit allowed on routes is 25 MPH. SECTION V - ENFORCEMENT This ordinance shall be enforced by any law enforcement officer of the State of Wisconsin or Burnett County, Wisconsin. SECTION VI - PENALTIES Wisconsin State All-Terrain-Vehicle penalties as found in s.23.33(13)(a) Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference. SECTION VII - SEVERABILITY The provision of this ordinance shall be deemed severable and it is expressly declared that the Town of Siren would have passed the other provisions of this ordinance irrespective of whether or not one or more provisions may be declared invalid. If any provision of this ordinance or the application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the application of such provisions to other persons circumstances shall not be deemed affected. SECTION VIII - EFFECTIVE DATE This ordinance becomes effective upon passage, publication and proper signing of roads. Amended Ordinance passed the 12th day of July, 2012. DuWayne Wiberg, Chairman Philip Stiemann, Supervisor Bert Lund, Supervisor Ayes: 3 Nays: 0 565569 48L WNAXLP

(July 18, 25, Aug. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. MATTHEW T. CARSTENBROCK, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 2 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 31, 2011, in the amount of $199,175.68, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 12, of the Plat of Rolling Hills First Addition, a “County Plat” being a division of Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 4588 recorded in Volume 20 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 140, as Document No. 685791, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 13, Township 33 North, Range 18 West, Garfield Township, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1881 98th Ave., Dresser, WI 54009. TAX KEY NO.: 024-01300-1200. Dated this 3rd day of July, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1952160

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/s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1952440

(July 18, 25, August 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff vs. CASSIE J. SCHROCK F/K/A CASSIE J. MOLINE, et al Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 628 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 24, 2012, in the amount of $213,196.83, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lot 18 of Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, page 89 as Document No. 625668 located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 28, Township 35 North, Range 18 West, Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: The 66-foot wide private ingress-egress easement as indicated on: Certified Survey Map No. 3482 recorded in Volume 15, page 249 as Document No. 619359, Certified Survey Map No. 3513 recorded in Volume 16, page 26 as Document No. 621054, Certified Survey Map No. 3505 recorded in Volume 16, page 18 as Document No. 620136, Certified Survey Map No. 3575 recorded in Volume 16, page 88 as Document No. 625667, Certified Survey Map No. 3574 recorded in Volume 16, page 87 as Document No. 625666, Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16, page 89 as Document No. 625668. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2137 192nd Avenue, Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 020-00709-1800. Dated this 3rd day of July, 2012. /s/ Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1951114 565145 WNAXLP

(July 18, 25, Aug. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as servicer for The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Successor Trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the MLMI Surf Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-BC4 Plaintiff vs. SHIRLEY J. GUMKE, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 813 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 27, 2012, in the amount of $102,384.27, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 11, Block 2, Plat of Baker’s Riverside Addition, City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. - A nd Part of Lot 10, Block 2, Baker’s Riverside Addition, City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at the NW Corner of said Lot 10, thence East along the North side of said Lot 10, thence Southwesterly to a point on the Apple River 20 Feet SE of the SE Corner of Lot 11 of Baker’s Riverside Addition, thence NW to said SE Corner of said Lot 11, thence NE along the East Line of said Lot 11 to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 294 Howard Avenue, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 201-00127-0000. Dated this 3rd day of July, 2012. 565417 WNAXLP

(July 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY In Re: The marriage of Petitioner: Michael David Carlson and Respondent: Susanna Marie Carlson Publication Summons Divorce-40101 Case No. 12 FA THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO THE PERSON NAMED ABOVE AS RESPONDENT: You are notified that the petitioner above has filed a Petition for divorce or legal separation against you. You must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Petition within 40 days from the day after the first date of publication. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court at: Clerk of Court, Polk County Courthouse, 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and to: Attorney Carol Law, Wis. Bar #1010912, 2215 Vine Street, Hudson, WI 54016. It is recommended, but not required, that you have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Petition within 45 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Petition, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Petition. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. You are further notified that if the parties to this action have minor children, violation of §948.31, Wis. Stats., (Interference with custody by parent or others) is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. If you and the petitioner have minor children, documents setting forth the percentage standard for child support established by the department under §49.22(9), Wis. Stats., and the factors that a court may consider for modification of that standard under §767.511(1m), Wis. Stats., are available upon your request from the Clerk of Court. You are notified of the availability of information from the Circuit Court Commissioner as set forth in §767.105, Wis. Stats. §767.105 Information from Circuit Court Commissioner. (2) Upon the request of a party to an action affecting the family, including a revision of judgment or order under sec. 767.59 or 767.451: (a) The Circuit Court Commissioner shall, with or without charge, provide the party with written information on the following, as appropriate to the action commenced: 1. The procedure for obtaining a judgment or order in the action. 2. The major issues usually addessed in such an action. 3. Community resources and family court counseling services available to assist the parties. 4. The procedure for setting, modifying and enforcing child support awards, or modifying and enforcing legal custody or physical placement judgments or orders. (b) The Circuit Court Commissioner shall provide a party, for inspection or purchase, with a copy of the statutory provisions in this chapter generally pertinent to the action. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call: 715-4859299 at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Attorney Carol Law 564605 June 29, 2012 WNAXLP


Centuria Memory Days

Leah Roberts went over 17 feet in the girls 5- to 6-year age group.

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Karsten Johnson was a monster, pulling almost 35 feet to win Kelly Maier won with a pull of over 16 feet in the girls 4 and under the boys 4 and under age group. age group.

Photos by Greg Marsten

Get yourself a handful of air, courtesy of this amazing Mopar “air grabber” system.

Joyce Berres sat in the back of a rare 1939 Cadillac limousine, posing with a pair of dummie “gangsters.” The car has been modernized with a digital dash and modern mechanics by Gordy Berres. The duo takes the car on long road trips to car shows and other events, in perfect luxury.

Don Rovney, of rural Luck, stands beside his 1923 Ford Model T Deluxe, which has a senatorial pedigree.

Possible Bingo! Check your cards, as the playing was competitive.

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Polk County Fairest of the Fair contestants introduced

The Polk County Fairest of the Fair contestants were introduced at the judging day dinner held on Friday, July 13. The coronation ceremony will be held at the Polk County Fair on Sunday, July 29, in the expo tent. Contestants are back row (L to R): Michelle Tomlinson, Allison Swenson, Kristin Solum, Terri McKinney and Kim Culver. Front row are 2011 Fairest of the Fair royalty Leah Christenson, Junior Fairest of the Fair Tori Wendorf and Fairest of the Fair attendant Hannah Johnson. – Photos submitted

The Polk County Fair Board is pictured with the 2011 royalty. Pictured back row (L to R): 2011 Fairest of the Fair Leah Christenson, Dale Wood, Rod McGee, Grant Burdick, Warren Nelson, Karen Peper, Judy Bainbridge, 2011 Fairest Attendant Hannah Johnson and Ted Johnson. Front row: Amy Johnson, Becky Larson, Leslie Davidson, 2011 Junior Fairest of the Fair Tori Wendorf, Janis Larson and Carrie Melin-Swenson.

RIGHT: The Polk County Fairest of the Fair is featuring six junior contestants. They are pictured with 2011 Junior Fairest of the Fair Tori Wendorf. Pictured (L to R): Grace Haase, Jack Peper, Wendorf, Maggie Rosen and Julia Novak. Not pictured are junior contestants Chloe Olson and Lexi Griffin.

Grantsburg Music in the Park

Kevin McMullin and Randy Sabien gave a very cool performance on a very warm summer night at Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg Saturday. The July 14 event was sponsored by the Grantsburg Music Festival Society as part of the group’s Music In The Park series. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

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One thousand kids

For 40 years, teacher Barbara Jorgensen helped kids spread their wings

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer FREDERIC – “I like to say I’ve have over a thousand kids,” Barbara Jorgensen said with a shrug. “Some of them are the kids of my kids.” While she has never had any children of her own, Jorgensen has been a sort of parent to hundreds of local children, and she admits it’s not easy to give that privilege up - even after four decades. Yes, Jorgensen has been a second-grade teacher at Osceola Elementary School for that entire 40-year period, even before that, as she did her student teaching under a second-grade teacher at the same school. Her mentor teacher recommended she apply quickly, as she was about to take maternity leave, seeing how Jorgensen had the passion and dedication to take the class. “Dedication is something I’m really proud of,” Jorgensen said. “I’m maybe not the world’s best teacher, but I’ve always been dedicated.” That dedication shows up in many ways, from the following she has from those Osceola students, staffers, parents and of course alumni, many of whom still visit, send cards and stay in touch. 460,000 miles to work But she also has been dedicated to the job, as a job, and has the incredible side note of never having missed a single day due to illness. “Sure, I took a few days off over the years for things like funerals and surgery, but never a sick day. Not once!”she said proudly, her animated smile highlighting the fact. While not being sick is one thing, the fact that Jorgenson also drove 40 minutes each way to school in all flavors of weather and slickness for every one of those more than 7,000 days is amazing, as well. Jorgensen and her younger brother decided decades ago to take over the family farm, located between Frederic and Luck, which keeps them both very busy, and al-

Miss Jorgensen can not only drive a tractor – much to her students amazement – but she’s a devout John Deere gal.

Barbara Jorgensen with her class’s “Empty Bowls” art project. A fellow teacher outbid her in an auction for the “Pass it on” bowl, and then gave it to her as a retirement gift. – Photos by Greg Marsten

Barbara Jorgensen, top right, can be seen in an old-time dress up day photo. This one is from 2003.

ways stunned her co-workers and friends. “I chose to live here,” she said, noting that while the drive to work was a time to think and clear her head, it also adds up – to the tune of nearly half a million miles over the course of her career. “But really, could you have a prettier drive?”

District change One of the great changes in education in rural Wisconsin over her tenure has been school district consolidations, which were in their waning days when she started, with the era of the rural, micro school coming to a close. “When I started, [Osceola Elementary] had three sections for second grade. This fall? It’s seven sections,” she said, adding that when she started, the tiny Cedar Lake Country School was still teaching rural kids on the south end of the district. One- and two-room schools were a fact of life for many people back then, as was the friction between “rural and town kids.” “It used to be like half the kids were from farms,” she said with a shrug. “Now? Maybe one or two in my class had farms, with cows ... Now it’s a big melting pot.” But she’s the first to admit that “kids are kids,” and she lights up when asked about the true potential, vibrancy, passion and potential she saw in every one of those 1,000plus children, regardless of their gender, upbringing or family structure. “You could see their wings starting to stretch, even though they’re still little kids,” she said. “Didn’t matter where they were from.” She also thinks the value of rural Wisconsin schools is real, that they still have that “small-town feel,” which nurtures the kids even further. “It’s the end of baby-sitting, and in some ways, the beginning of independence,” she added. Kids change? Jorgensen said that daily routines are part of what make the kids comfortable and able to learn, the struc-

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Jorgensen/from page 1 ture of class, learning, games, socialization and adjusting to the “real world” has always been a task for teachers, but she also sees the times – and the kids – changing slightly over the decades. “They really are more sophisticated and even worldly now,” she said, noting that it was rare for a kid 40 years ago to travel much outside the region, while now it’s routine, and with technology, the children seem to grow up at an amazing rate. “They’re exposed to that [technology] and they can do that! I’ve had kids reading ‘The Hunger Games,’ and way above their grade levels. They know about Greek mythology, and their math skills are far beyond what they were,” she said with amazement. She also said it wasn’t easy to predict which kids would be the most successful adults, and she follows many of those former students with pride over the decades. “I even hired one of them to fix my computer not so long ago!” she chuckled.

Parents change? While Jorgensen repeatedly shakes her head in talking about the potential and strength of “her kids,” she also noticed not-so-subtle changes in scheduling, demands for their time and even the expectations of parents for them to be more self-sufficient and adjustable to often troubling family situations. “Times have changed, for sure. Probably a third of my kids are now from divorced families,” she said. “You’ve got poor kids, split parents, weird schedules. And some of those kids are forced to get themselves up [for school], dress themselves, and then get on the bus, all by themselves! Then they don’t have a hat or a warm enough coat or mittens. It’s sad sometimes.” While teachers are often blamed, directly or indirectly, for everything from poor test scores to behavioral problems, bullying, spiraling costs and tax demands, she doesn’t pull any punches on parental obligations, which she sees as being a true source of concern in some households. “To put it politely? Some parents are failing their kids. And sometimes, we [educators] take the full brunt of it,” she said frankly. “Reading with them? They don’t have the time. But they have time for video games or other things. Priorities have changed. It’s sad.” She is also not a fan of the changing public priorities, and laments the cost cutting that has occurred in many districts, in the name of saving a few dollars. “It’s about tests versus real life,” she said, noting that testing prowess seems more important than actual challenges, learning or achievement. “It’s taboo these day to even mention holding a child back. It’s taboo to even say the word ‘flunk-

$41,000 in donation in the past few years. “Not bad for a bunch of kids, huh?” she joked, noting that the program has become a major class event, with speakers, testimonials of survivors, and a sort of introduction into community service for the children. Ironically, leukemia also showed its face twice in her classes, as two children have been diagnosed over the years since. One of them has since made a full recovery and returns to her class for the kickoff events. The other one was more recent, and occurred over the holiday season recently. When that boy returned to class, treatment had claimed his hair. “The whole class rallied around him!” she said with pride, outlining how the entire class returned the next day with “hair hats” in support. “[That little boy] just finished the fourth grade. He even comes to our class to talk about it,” she said, adding that she will continue the Pennies for Patients fundraising. “Of course I will. I’m kind of the leukemia lady!”

The number of male elementary teachers seems to be increasing, as evidence by this recent photo of Osceola second-grade teachers, half of whom are male. – Photos by Greg Marsten ing.’” She said it is difficult, at times, to hold a child back, but also added that several parents have thanked her later for doing just that. She also noted a change in the gender of elementary teachers, pointing out that the Osceola District now has three male second-grade teachers, which is both unusual and a positive trend. “Absolutely! They’re all great, and they give the kids a male role model they might not have at home,” she said. “We have an excellent group of teachers. We’re so lucky to have them.”

Special education The changing face of education also means the changes in how schools and educators deal with children with special needs, and Jorgensen said she’s seen the changes, and it’s not what you might expect. “It’s so different now. Back then, we kept them [children with learning issues] all day. They became a part of the class ... they were ‘our kids!’” she said, picking her words delicately. “Really, the class, the kids, they were very accepting of those kids. ‘That’s just poor Johnnie, he needs some extra help.’ We’d all pitch in to help. Now we try to separate them. I’m not sure it’s better.” She also gushes about how resilient children can be, how far beyond our expectations they can fly. She noted that both Osceola co-valedictorians were her former students, and she repeatedly mentions

how there really are “exceptional classes,” at times. She places much of that success on a few kids, and how they seem to challenge each other, and how it becomes a catalyst for future success. “Friendly competition is great. It’s the good kind of challenge. Top kids tend to do well,” she said, explaining that it often would start with a few kids “triggering” that type of advancement. “Others see that and want to follow. It’s all about good parenting, showing an interest and adding a little steering. Some just need a little prodding. When they do it, that’s the joy of teaching!”

The hard times Jorgensen also admits that hard times or events can test any class, or school district or yes, teachers. “We had a little boy die in a house fire,” she said with a sigh, recalling how the principal called her at 5 a.m. that day, and how hard it was to make that long drive to school. “But you get through it together.” She also had personal tragedy, losing a brother to leukemia in 1996. That led to an awareness on the disease that also grew into one of her touchstones later, as the Pennies for Patients Leukemia Society fundraising program became a cause not just for her, but for her whole class. Children would save and collect pennies and bring them in to donate to leukemia research. Those efforts have amassed over

What now? Jorgensen plans on continuing to stay involved with children in her retirement, and worked with the TeenServe program last week, as well as through her church and other volunteer programs, which she plans to continue, if not expand. “I need some way to stay involved with the kids,” she said, adding that she will also be available as a substitute teacher. She spends her free time taking walks, working the farm and traveling when she can. She’s been across the U.S., and has a long list of travel destinations that stand out as favorites, from New York City to Seattle, the Grand Canyon, Washington, D.C., and more. She is currently going overseas, on a long touring trip of Denmark and Norway. “That’s my retirement gift to myself!” she joked. “There’s so many places I love to visit, but this is home. It’s where I grew up.” Like many teachers, she takes great pride in her home town and region, but she also likes the relative anonymity of not having former students see her shopping or out and about. She joked that anytime she went shopping, she would add a half hour to make up for former students who would stop and talk, which she still enjoys. “It’s great to see them and catch up. But sometimes, it’s nice to come home and just be Barbara,” she said with a nod. “In Osceola, I’m Miss Jorgensen. Here? Well, I’m just me.” Just herself ... with over a thousand kids.

Centenarian to appear in Wannigan Days parade Barbara Jorgensen got melancholy as she went through old class photos, which she has saved in chronological order.

Margaret Peterson is 100 years old. She will appear in the Wannigan Days parade in Taylors Falls, Minn., on Saturday, July 21, at 6 p.m. Peterson was born in Shelley, Minn., on Aug. 27, 1911. Her mother died from pneumonia when she was 5 years old. She lived for 10 years in the Wild Rice Orphanage Home in Twin Valley, Minn. She has five children and “too many grandchildren to mention.” In 1943, she came to Taylors Falls and liked it so much she never left. - Photo submitted


Most folks believe that Ben Franklin discovered electricity with his famous kite experiment. Actually, a Joe Roberts women made that discovery possible. The real story was that Ben Franklin was laying in bed with his wife one night, leaned over and whispered something in her ear. She told him to go fly a kite. The rest is history. ••• A sloth calls the police to report that he was attacked and robbed by a gang of turtles. When the police ask him to describe the attack, he replies: “I ... doooon’t ... knoooow ... It ... all ... happened ... soooooo ... fasssst ...” •••

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One Night to celebrate local nonprofi fitts OSCEOLA – Community Referral Agency and Interfaith Caregivers are two of 10 area nonprofit organizations that will be honored guests at the second-annual One Night, One Community, One Mission event put on by the Osceola Community Health Foundation. One Night, presented by Sunway Inc. of Centuria, brings together many of the grant recipients from OCHF’s 10-year history. In addition to Community Referral Agency and Interfaith Caregivers, this year’s guests of honor are Lakes Region EMS, County Line First Responders, St. Croix Valley EMS, Wild River Fitness, Amery Area Ambulance Service, Christian Community Home of Osceola, Osceola Area Ambulance Service and Osceola Medical Center. One Night drew more than 230 people and raised more than $8,500 last year for its participating nonprofits. “This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together and recognize the organizations that provide vital services to ensure the health of our communities,” said Sue Gerlach, OCHF director. This year, One Night is Thursday, Aug. 9, at Chateau St. Croix Winery in St. Croix Falls, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a chance to learn more about each of the nonprofits while enjoying gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $20 and are available at or by calling 715-294-5727. OCHF is a regional nonprofit organization that has given more than $11.5 million to Osceola Medical Center and other community nonprofits. The foundation’s mission is building healthy communities by fostering charitable support for OMC and the health-related needs of the people in the upper St. Croix Valley. For more information about OCHF, One Night or its other activities go to - submitted

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through Montreal and had a few hours to kill. I had never been to Montreal so I thought it would be fun to sneak out of the airport and see the city. Carrie Classon My escape was delayed by contradicting advice from airline employees, two of whom assured me that my luggage would happily find its way to Paris without my assistance and two who insisted that some action was required on my part in order to make this miracle of air travel occur. I always treat airline employees as authority figures, so getting contradicting instructions was like getting a mixed message from Mom and Dad. Eventually the confusion was sorted out, I was given a bus schedule by a cheerful mass-transit employee and I jumped on a waiting bus to downtown Montreal. Like most Americans, I don’t know much about Canada. Also like most Americans, I feel as if I do. Except for the occasional “Aye” interspersed in their speech, one is tempted to think that Canadians are just Americans who strayed a little out of the flock. Flying over the Canadian border at night, I have seen the lights in a long, narrow line along the U.S. border abruptly thin out and disappear entirely as the plane travels north. This has caused me to entertain the idea that perhaps the country of Canada is an elaborate ruse, with a few people strung along the border to give the appearance of a populated territory in order to fend off land-hungry Americans. But coming to Montreal, it was obvious I was in a different country. Of course I expected them to speak French, I just didn’t expect them to be quite so ... French. When traveling abroad I have mixed feelings about my fellow country folk. We can be loud. We are often demanding. We seem to assume that when things do


ST. CROIX FALLS – Come to Wisconsin Interstate Park for the second special Family Play Day event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, July 29. The events, part of the Get Outdoors! Wisconsin program, are designed to bring families to the park to participate in easy, fun activities that will connect them with nature and encourage them to spend more time outdoors. Family Play Day will be a fun-filled event of drop-in activities to choose from. The stations may include nature art, animal tracking, an eco scavenger hunt, nature building, fishing fun, Wisconsin wildcard games or family geocaching activities.

Sound like fun? It is! Bring your kids, the grandkids, the neighborhood kids. Check at the park entrance for the event location. Family Play Days are also part of the Summer Outdoor Family Adventure Series events. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. The events are free of charge, but a Wisconsin State park sticker is required to enter the park. Daily passes are $7 for residents or $10 for nonresidents. Annual passes are $25 for Wisconsin residents or $35 for nonresidents. For more information about the events call Julie Fox or Barb Walker at 715-4833747. - submitted

Rotary gavel passed The outgoing president of Siren/Webster Rotary passed the gavel to incoming President Delores Hayes at last week’s club meeting. Siren/Webster Rotary meets Thursdays at noon at the Pour House in Siren and visitors are welcome. - Photo submitted

BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 24, at Pine Park in Balsam Lake at 6 p.m. This month is a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to pass along with utensils and a plate. The program will host Dan Mosay telling about the Native Americans. For further information contact Muriel Pfeifer at 715-2686578. - submitted

After 35 years of marriage, celebrating an anniversary has become a bit easier. We celebrated with grilled chicken, fresh green beans from the garden and a quiet dinner at home. For after-dinner excitement, she wanted to go fishing. It took me 35 years to train her so I wasn’t going to waste the opportunity. A very warm day, we bobbed around on the lake looking for fish while enjoying the sunset. It was relaxing and lazy. The fish were lazy as well, nibbling but not biting. Sitting back in our seats we relaxed and enjoyed the sunset. It was amazing how fast 35 years had passed. I remember thinking that if I had it all to do over, I don’t think I would do anything differently. Some decisions didn’t go as well as I had hoped but in the end it worked out well. We learned, we adjusted and sometimes we just made the best out of a difficult situation. Life is like that. Failing to catch fish in one spot, we motored to another and dropped anchor. Lowering our lines, we promptly had bites. Bobbers bobbed, rods bounced and finally we caught a single fish. I unhooked it and he was quickly returned to his watery home. It was then that we heard a shout for help. At first, thinking it was some swimmers across the lake, we didn’t respond. Then we heard it again. Looking toward the source of the sound we saw a lone boat sitting quietly in the middle of the lake. One of the passengers waved an orange flag hoping to get our attention. The

Till next time, —Carrie

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Déjá vu, all over again

not work as they do in America this is not a charming difference but a problem to be fixed. But living overseas has also given me an appreciation of the flip side of our national character. I like Americans’ boisterous enthusiasm. We may be a little offensive when we expect all the world to speak English, but I admire that we are generally generous and exuberant in our enjoyments. As I stepped off the impressively quick and clean bus and walked into the old port district of Montreal, I found it difficult to believe I had not crossed an ocean. Narrow cobblestone streets held tiny bistros and cafés overflowing with the sound of French and a cacophony of other languages. Families strolled with impossibly well-dressed children in tow, women lean as jaguars in precariously tall heels prowled the streets in packs, and a handsome young man with a two-day beard, in a striped muscle shirt, dashed out of a café looking as if he had escaped from a 1920s era poster— complete with the lipstick outline of a kiss adorning his cheek. I sat in a sidewalk café watching this wondrous parade go by and regretting that I had only a couple of hours to spend in this lively city. As I enjoyed grilled goat cheese, I searched for my fellow Americans and could not see a single person I could positively identify as having come across the border. Just then, a stout man with a camera around his neck rounded the corner with a huge smile on his face. “They have cupcakes!” he announced loudly, with undisguised delight. My heart warmed. Yes, that would be an American.

only other boat on the lake, we pulled our anchor and motored toJohn W. Ingalls MD ward the stranded boat. The sun had set and in the gathering darkness we identified three young people in the lake without a paddle. “You saved our lives!” In no immediate danger, they were just stranded but happy for the assistance. “Our boat quit and the battery is dead, can you tow us to our cabin?” “No problem,” I replied and tossed them a rope as I secured the other end to my boat. We started out slowly across the lake. “Do you know where my cabin is?” one of the boys yelled so I could hear him abouve the noise of the outboard motor. “It’s over there.” He pointed toward the opposite shore. It was then that a sudden thought occurred to me. “Are you Charlie?” I looked back at the young man who had tied the rope to the front of his boat. He was tall and strong with a happy smile. “How did you know?” He was surprised that I had guessed his name. “This is the second time I saved your life.” He paused. I told him my name. The first time I saw Charlie was in the emergency room 15 years ago. He

Cold turkey

was an active boy who had disappeared along the lake. Two-year-old boys should be seen and heard, he was neither. A frantic search by his family led to his lifeless body submerged in the water. After CPR and emergency care, he arrived in the hospital still not breathing on his own. The first time I had ever dealt with a child-drowning victim it was as if I was seeing my own child lying helpless before me. I fought to suppress my own fears and anxieties. As calmly as possible the entire ER team responded and we did what we had been trained to do, all the while silently praying and hoping that what we were doing was going to be enough. A tube was inserted into his airway, IVs were started and the helicopter arrived on schedule to whisk him off to Children’s Hospital. Sometimes in life, you wonder if what you do makes a difference. You wonder if anyone really cares. You lie awake at night second guessing your own decisions, wondering if you made the right ones. Years of education and practice sometimes seem so inadequate. I looked at Charlie in the boat, strong and healthy, tanned and happy. Sometimes we do make a difference. I asked him before we left, “Do you remember anything about that day 15 years ago?” He didn’t, which was just as well. I did. In a very brief moment in time it made me realize how precious life really is. He had a second chance at life and for a short moment tonight it was Déjà vu, all over again.


Family tree

I am listening to the constant chatter, the drone of blended voices, as they surround me in this busy café in the Cities. Someone to my left holds a forkful of Pad Thai noodles in midair, lost in conversation, the noodles draping down to touch the edges of the to-go box. A young man takes a large gulp from his travel mug and he stares in contemplation at a newspaper, his hands lightly rubbing rhythmically at the edge. Another young man leans back and his chest rises and falls in a deep sigh. His hand reaches up to rub his head, and something catches my eye. Inked on the inside of his forearm is a tattoo. This tattoo obviously must hold some significance for him, but it also evokes feelings for me. The man leans over and begins talking with someone else, his


chocolates Abby Ingalls hands moving in gesticulating manners, but the tattoo stays within the range of my gaze. I remember the way I felt, the memories I keep locked safely away in the crevices of my membrane, the rolling hills, the endless ocean, the family I hold dear, all from the image of New Zealand tattooed on this man’s forearm. For those that do not know, I lived in New Zealand for a year and just recently returned for a few weeks in January to be a bridesmaid in the wedding of a dear friend who is more like a sister to me. I consider New Zealand my second home

Crafts, characters and stories – it’s rendezvous time

Folle Avoine Chronicles

Participants are already meandering

in for the 2012 Great Forts Folle Avoine Rendezvous. While not scheduled ‘til the weekend of July 27-29, folks like to set their fur trade era lodgings up early. It’s not uncommon to establish a camp three weeks in advance. Amongst those in early this year were Rob “Doc” Watson and his friend Pam “Cricket” Yates. Seems they’re rendezvous veterans, not just at Folle Avoine, but at similar affairs around the region.

Rob “Doc” Watson and Pam “Cricket” Yates of Swamp Dweller Art are among dozens of artisans who will display their crafts at the Great Forts Folle Avoine Rendezvous Friday-Sunday, July 27-29. Sunday’s events will also include a wild rice pancake breakfast.

Breaking news: Moods are contagious “A teacher affects eternity; no one can tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams I’ve noticed that if I make a conscious effort to inject energy to my teaching, my students always seem more upbeat too. It doesn’t matter what I say. If I say it with a smile, if my tone is positive and cheerful, if I’m standing up straight, if I’m moving around and making eye contact – the kids are more engaged too. The opposite is also true. If I’m blah, often, so is the rest of the class. But this is just common sense right? Like stand-up comics, teachers know their “delivery” matters. This isn’t rocket science. No. Apparently, it’s brain science. And it’s true for everyone. Not just teachers. According to recent research, a magical little brain cell called the “mirror neuron” actually allows us the empathic power to change the mood of those around us. This cell’s job is to literally mimic or mirror the emotions of others. If you’ve ever laughed simply because someone else was laughing, if you’ve

Woodswhimsy the gnome

As Watson explains, “I’m better known at rendezvous as just ‘Doc.’ I’m fascinated with the way people lived in fur trade times, especially how they worked with each other in a mutual partnership between a variety of people—North American Indians and the people of French Canadian and Scottish backgrounds who worked together during the fur trade era.” Of Scots ancestry himself, Doc likes to feature Celtic symbols in the items he produces yearround in his Foley, Minn.-based home business known as Swamp Dweller Art. Doc grins when asked how many years he’s been coming to the Folle Avoine July gathering. As he puts it, “Let’s just say—for years! The site has been done very nicely and I feel like I’m home sitting at the council fire pit. I am able to commune with everyone there and enjoy events like firing off my candy cannon (loaded with candy instead of cannonballs) for the children

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ever watched a movie and cried or cringed because a character on the screen was sad or terriChris Wondra fied, you’ve experienced the handiwork of your mirror neurons. It’s not science fiction. Mirror neurons are literally responsible for making empathic connections. Daniel Goleman, author of the books “Emotional Intelligence” and “Social Intelligence,” calls these connections “primal empathy.” This truly astounding neural Wi-Fi was identified in the human brain using laser-thin electrodes capable of measuring the firing of a single neuron. What they found is that mirror neurons will fire both when a person anticipates the pain of a pinprick, as well as when a person watches someone else re-

and I have traveled all over both the North and South Island. But out of the countless memories I have from my times in New Zealand, there is one that bubbles to the surface of my mind. My [host] family and I decided to spend a day in Mokau, a small beach town with endless black sand beaches, caves, cliffs, small pools – and all to ourselves. There was an adventure waiting to be explored at every twist and turn of the beach without a tourist in sight to crowd the beach. The sand stained my feet ebony, the salt dried on my skin from the ocean waves lapping against my legs, I could smell my hair as it curled and baked in the abundant sunshine. Not too far off, my host brother and his friends delved meticulously in the rocks for small crabs and kinas and jumped in small pools of water shaded by colossal rocks. If I could

and a special one for the adults. Plus, I’m a jester, and get people excited to be there—I’m big and loud and people look forward to seeing and ‘hearing’ me.” In other words, like many rendezvous participants, Doc is quite the character. Being “heard” factors into Doc’s favorite Folle Avoine Rendezvous story. As he recalls, “I was sitting in the council ring area, and it must have been 11 p.m. or so, and it was pitch black that night. I was still wearing my leathers and furs and a man saw me reflected by a lantern he was carrying. He thought I was a bear, tried to scare me off. I took advantage of the situation and climbed up a hill to keep him wondering and, as I loped off into the gloom, he yelled, ‘I’m getting a gun!’” Probably by now the chap has made his adventure into an epic tale of a woodsman’s bravery and wits in scaring off the biggest bear of all time. Rob/Doc Watson has a wealth of stories, but it’s his craftsmanship that truly sets him apart. As the proprietor of Swamp Dweller Art, he produces everything from custom ivory-based objects to antler carvings and wooden objects. His plans for the rendezvous, where he’ll be working near the Indian village, include fashioning intricately carved noggins, spoons, handmade knives and Scottish bodhrans, or drums. As Doc explains, “I do many custom orders with carvings that can include dates and initials. I do a lot of hunting knives as well.” ceive a pinprick. According to researchers, the lighting up of an electrode monitoring a single mirror neuron is like taking a snapshot of empathy in action. Wait. It gets even better. According to Dr. Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler, not only do we affect those in close proximity to us, but, “Happiness spreads through social networks like an emotional contagion.” In other words, your mood ripples outward, affecting not only those around you but also people you don’t know and may never meet. According to Christakis and Fowler, who have been mining data collected from nearly 5,000 people over a period of 20 years, if you’re upbeat, chances of that rubbing off on those near you goes up 25 percent. Fascinatingly, when those people leave, there is a 10-percent chance that people close to them – friends, family, neighbors, etc. – will enjoy a hit of positive energy as well. Likewise, a person close to that person has a 5.6-percent chance of getting a positive charge. What does this mean? For the sake of simplicity, let’s say that a teacher comes in contact with (a very conservative) 50 students a day, and each of those students then interacts with just five other people. That’s 250 additional people that


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Raised gardens, such as these at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, will be among the topics discussed in a free program there on Sunday, July 22, from 1-2:30 p.m. Program host will be veteran gardener/horticulturist Susan Armstrong. Besides Doc, of course, there will be hundreds of others demonstrating and trading their wares at the event. It runs Friday-Saturday, July 27-29, and the last Sunday includes a wild rice pancake breakfast at the visitors center. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is open for tours Wednesday-Sunday; its research library is also open each Wednesday. The park is located three miles west of the Hwy. 35/CTH U in Burnett County’s Yellow Lakes area. Signed, Woodswhimsy

may feel that teacher’s influence. Fifty students plus 250 people they come in contact with brings that total to 300. But it doesn’t stop there. Remember, there is still a 5.6-percent chance that influence will be felt to a third degree of separation. So, again, keeping it simple, giving those 250 each five contacts increases a teacher’s potential reach by 1,250 – bringing the grand total to 1,550 people! Every day! Mirror neurons facilitate all of our empathic influence to a third degree of separation. Research has now proven what Henry Adams knew intuitively – with the potential of reaching thousands of people every day, there’s no way to tell where a teacher’s influence stops. That’s daunting power, but an even more daunting responsibility. We all know teaching is more than just a job. Few realize, however, the influence they really have. Founder of, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public school teacher. Find We Teach We Learn on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips on learning, teaching and getting the most out of your brain.


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describe a perfect day, this would be it. There wasn’t a care in the world as we roamed the never-ending shores and laughed and spent time together. Later, we bought fish and chips from a local shop and ate our fill of the steaming fries and deep-fried fish. As I looked around at my host family, that I had lived with for almost a year at that point, I realized I felt loved. I felt at home. As we licked our greasy fingers and stared out at an endless incandescent ocean, I looked around at my family’s smiling faces. And I realized: love comes in many forms. Whether it’s familial, or through best friends, or a boyfriend or husband’s love, it’s there beneath it all. And sometimes, it grows gradually, slowly, almost like a tree; and perhaps, that is why it is called a family tree. For comments or to reach the author, e-mail

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Garden of Eatin'

Do you remember? Compiled by Sue Renno

50 Years Ago

Summer school students at Webster Elementary’s Tiger Territory enjoyed learning in their Garden of Eatin’. Teacher Terry Day thinks it’s important for students to know that they can always plant a seed and feed themselves, and that observing nature in the garden is fun! Like other colleagues, she looks for new ways to incorporate the garden into her everyday lesson plans. This year’s summer session began with a garden tour and scavenger hunt that had students examining plant leaves, plant stems and insect activity in the garden. Projects included an investigation of garden soil, plant nutrition, the benefits of mulching, creating a lasagna bed, planting a Three Sisters demonstration garden, building a batch of compost, and harvesting and eating a salad. For Webster students with parental permission and transportation, garden fun will continue at the elementary school Thursday mornings from 9 – 11 a.m., July 19 through Aug., 23. Each session will include both a project and a snack. Parents are welcome to attend too. – Photos submitted

Leader staff members were on vacation from July 16-30, so the July 18 edition was the first of two vacation issues.–The 1959 U.S. Census of Agriculture showed that nearly 4 out of every 10 farm operators were 55 years old or older, and one-sixth were 65 or over. Less than 25 percent of farm operators were over 55 in 1910.–Sgt. Joseph A. DiQuinzio, son-in-law of Elmer Lindh of Frederic, was named Outstanding Airman of the Year.–Frederic Auto Company’s ad proclaimed “Better buys … Better choice … Better hurry!”–A dance scheduled for July 21 at the Indian Creek Hall would feature Marlin Zimmerman and his Jolly Music Makers.–Route’s Super Market offered specials on lettuce, two heads for 29 cents; JellO pudding, five packages for 49 cents; and ground beef, 39 cents a pound.–There was only one change announced in the Frederic School staff for the upcoming year: Caroline Fuller of Danbury would teach fifth and sixth grades, replacing Mrs. Josie Robinson. The starting date for the school year was tentatively set for either Aug. 27 or Sept. 4, depending on whether the bean pack at Stokely’s was finished.–Webster Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church was planning to celebrate its 50th anniversary on July 29. They were having an anniversary service in the afternoon, preceded by a pitch-in dinner and regular Sunday morning services.

40 Years Ago

Webster students attend music camp (L to R): Clare Stubbe, AmySue Greiff, Alec Gustafson, David Greiff, Alex Strang and Mary Arnold attended a summer music program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Northland Youth Music Program held a concert band camp July 8-13. The camp provided a high-quality large concert band experience to students of all abilities. Students also played in small ensembles and attend enrichment courses during the day. Evening activities included minigolf, bowling, a water park and a cookout at Pattison State Park. The week closed with a concert performance. Two other Webster students, Nicole Moretter and Alyx Hatfield (not pictured) attended music camps this summer. For more information on this summer music program, visit - Photo submitted

Langeslay appointed district deputy for K of C Kenneth Langeslay, left, of Grantsburg has been appointed district deputy for the Knights of Columbus by state Deputy Timothy Genthe. Langeslay will be serving the officers and members of the Spooner, Frederic, Webster and Balsam Lake/Centuria councils. - Photo submitted

The Dunham Night Club, at the north end of Little Dunham Lake, burned to the ground on July 12.–Arnold Biederman died at the age of 75. He had been active in the community and on the boards of the Inter-County Leader, Polk-Burnett Electric Co-op and Round Lake and Frederic schools, and the Trade Lake Town chairman for many years.–The marriage of Patricia Linden and James Foley was announced.–Bernice Asper’s Midweek Musings were again sent from Norway, where she was vacationing. She described the food, which featured lots of fish, and the excitement generated by the prospect of American visitors in a little town called Fagervik.–Area students attending the Electric Cooperative Youth Congress at River Falls included Sherri Anderson, Frederic; Kathy Coozennoy, St. Croix Falls; Cassandra Burns, Luck; Joyce Olsen, Milltown; Gerrold Buggert, Grantsburg; Tamara Stener, Webster; and Diane Osman, Siren.–Marjorie Lindberg and James C. Olson were married on Jun 17.–Mr. and Mrs. Morris Peterson, Manchester, Mo., purchased the new motel on Hwy. 70 west of Grantsburg and planned to have it ready to open by the first week in August. Mrs. Peterson was from the area, being the former Patty Ellis of Siren.

20 Years Ago Capeside Cove in Siren had a new administrator, Juliane M. Saxon.–Tom Rich, of Webster, was hired to replace Tom Twining as the Frederic Elementary principal.–Robert Wallace, a Polk County sheriff’s deputy, announced his candidacy for Polk County sheriff.–Miranda Paffel, a 9-year-old Shell Lake girl who had been beaten and left for dead in a ditch in May, was reportedly making good progress in a hospital in the Twin Cities, where she was expected to remain for several more weeks.–Sally Amundson, daughter of Bill and Pauline Amundson of Frederic, was awarded her Doctor of Science degree in cancer biology at Harvard.–Centuria picked new royalty during Memory Days, including Miss Centuria Sarah Sather, Miss Congeniality and Princess Angie Larson, and Princess Julie Fautsch. Little Miss Centuria was Joanne Noonan, with two princesses, Jessica Zbleski and Jessica Swenson.–Airman Timothy K. Siebenthal graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.–A brief story pointed out to readers that while the current low interest rate made home buyers happy, it put a squeeze on elderly people who had expected to live off the earnings of their savings accounts.–The marriage of Matthew Scanlon and Colleen Jotblad was announced.–The Unity Eagles baseball team won the Upper St. Croix Valley Conference crown.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Another week come and gone and we’re halfway through July already. Time sure flies when you’re having fun!! Looks like it’s going to be another scorcher this week though, so please keep all your four-footed family members and friends safe, including lots of fresh water. Did I ever tell you how much we love corn on the cob? Dad and Mom leave some for us and we just can’t wait to chow down on it. Hard to believe a dog liking something that might actually be good for them! I’m not as fussy as Maya and Eli as I really like vegetables and fruits, especially that watermelon. It’s all good for my girlish figure as I’m going to be 5 on Tuesday, Aug. 14. I’m even starting to get a few gray hairs. Adoptions have slowed down at the moment although three dogs have been adopted – Kevin, Chloe Tucker and Sasha all went to loving homes. Still no one for poor Fred, I just don’t understand it as he is a great guy and would make a great companion. This week though I want to talk about the kitties and on a serious note our shelter manager has posted this message on our Facebook page: “We have been overwhelmed with cat calls


YAPpenings Sadie lately and our facility is overloaded. We have paired cats up to accommodate more room for strays but now they are living in tight quarters (they do get out to exercise). The supply is greater than the demand. We cannot stress enough to spay/neuter. Please adopt a cat. Our adoptions on cats are half price (great deal). Not only will you save a cat’s life but you will also be creating room for the next homeless cat.” Rosie His message came from the heart. The shelter does not have proper facilities for cats and what we have is limited. We keep getting calls from people finding and wanting to bring them to us. Sadly we have to turn them away as there is no room to take them. It is a real problem and we worry about what will happen to them. If people could just be more responsible and spay/neuter their animals, there would be much less suffering.

Animals have feelings too. Right now there are 11 great cats of various ages just waiting for a loving home. We really are at a loss with this dilemma and it is with a heavy heart that we can’t do more. On that note, I think I will just leave Guy 1 some extra space so I can put a couple of extra cat pictures for you to see, but please visit our Web site or better yet, stop by and see us. We love the company. A reminder of the Pet CPR and First Aid Training session on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at Webster High School. It’s free to the public, although donations are welcome to offset the cost of the program. If you’re interested, please RSVP to Brenda at or call the shelter at 715-866-4096. I’m hoping this will be of interest to all you pet lovers out there. “If a homeless cat could talk, it would probably say, ‘Give me shelter, food, companionship and love, and I will be yours for life!’” - Susan Easterly Have a great week everyone. Licks and tail wags. The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time;, 715-8664096, license No. 267335-DS. We’re on Facebook too, why don’t you like us there.

Birth announcements Born at St. Croix Falls Medical Center:

A boy, Wyatt Daniel Larson, born July 2, 2012, to Heather and David Larson, Grantsburg. Wyatt weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. ••• A girl, Ashlyn Rose Montpetit, born July 3, 2012, to Mike Montpetit and Alana Larson, Luck. Ashlyn weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. •••

715-349-2964 Well, we were lucky, we got a short break from the heat and humidity but it seems we are going right back into the hot and steamy oven again this week. Not only is it hard on us humans, especially those with no air conditioners, it’s also hard on those big black buggers as they are coming in these days just panting and head right for a cool drink of water instead of heading into the bird yard. Miss Prissy brings her three in several times a week, those little rug rats of hers sure are growing fast. Several weeks ago I bought a kiddie pool, set it out for the youngsters, it didn’t take long for them to find it and jump in enjoying a cool swim. Seems they are like human kids and enjoy playing in water. There are several families of tree rats coming in these days, more for water than anything else. You can easily tell the youngsters from the moms. Not only are they smaller than her, but, like all kids, they seem to be more interested in playing and chasing each other up, down and around the trees than they are in learning how to find food. Trouble is, if they don’t learn this summer they just might be in trouble come fall and winter. Guess that’s just the way of nature – only the strong will survive. So far we have five little black ones, seems to me that is the most black tree rats so far in bear country. Sympathy to the family of Clara Mae (Kaya) Route who passed away June 27. Many of us oldtimers in the area will remember her from the Route’s Store in Frederic. Last Friday hubby and I drove to Chetek to see great-granddaughter Emily Taft’s Bible school program. After the program, it was off to the Dairy Queen for treats. Saturday we were off again, this time to Cambridge, Minn., for a quick lunch with my sister Mary Lou and her hubby, Mark Olson, of Sartell, Minn. Come enjoy the Burnett County Airport’s annual fly-in/drive-in breakfast on Saturday, July 21, from 7 to 11 a.m. They will be serving Uncle Jack’s wild rice pancakes with ham. Adults $6 and kids 10 and under $3. Airplane rides will be available for a fee. Jerry and Heather Marek will be celebrating their marriage at the Siren Crooked Lake Park on Saturday, July 21, from 2 to 5 p.m., so if you know this couple, stop in and wish them well. Did you get the chance to take in the Central Burnett County Fair? I did. Let me tell you, if you didn’t stop in and look at all the 4-H projects you missed something special. These kids do and did an awesome job.

A girl, Maisie Faye Carol Ricketson, born July 4, 2012, to Jackie and Brent Ricketson, Lindstrom, Minn. Maisie weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. ••• A girl, Hailey Anna Hubred, born July 6, 2012, to Jennifer Hoverman and Jesse Hubred, Wanderoos. Hailey weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. •••

Born at Burnett Medical Center:

A girl, Jade Ann Belland, born July 10, 2012, to Cassie Mack and Greg Belland Jr., Grantsburg. Jade weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 20-1/2 inches long. Jade has one sibling, Donovan Olson. Grandparents include Debbie and Greg Belland of Grantsburg and Darin and Cheryl Mack of Grantsburg. •••

Siren news

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McKusick/Cleveland Christi McKusick and Todd Cleveland, both of Clayton, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of William and Tammy McKusick of Amery. She is a physical therapist assistant at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rice Lake. The future groom is the son of Anna Cleveland of Dresser. He is a cook at Trap Rock Inn in Dresser. An Aug. 4 wedding is planned at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Amery. – Photo submitted

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Our weather remains very hot, but at least we got a little rain. The winners for Spades were Arnie Borchert, Darleen Groves, Ralph Groves and Lillian Murphy. The winners for 500 were Larry Anderson, Phyllis Peterson, Marlyce Borchert and Joyce Thompson. The nine bid was won by Arnie Borchert. Remember that we play Spades Monday at 1 p.m., 500 Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Pokeno Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m., and Dime Bingo on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. If you want to stay cool stop at the center, the air conditioner is always on.

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Bear country’s first pool party. – Photo submitted

Dewey - LaFollette Sympathy is extended to Byron Baker and family due to the death on July 6 of Byron’s wife, Jeanette. A memorial service will be held at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Cemetery near Spooner on Thursday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship for family and friends at the home of Dave and Pam Dunn near Hertel. Jeanette was 88. Roger and Sue Mroszak visited at the home of Dan and Lisa Pederson in Cottage Grove, Minn., recently. They wished a bon voyage to granddaughter Carlie Pederson, who was leaving for Germany for a month to visit friends. Karen Mangelsen called on Doris Kosloski Monday afternoon. Mary Dunn, Lida Nordquist, Diana and Karen Mangelsen, Sharon Syverson and Nina Hines were guests of Marlene Swearingen Tuesday. They enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and playing cards. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Sue and Roger Mroszak Tuesday evening. Clam River Tuesday Club met July 11 at the home of Kay Krentz. The next meeting will be Aug. 1 at the home of Trudy DeLawyer. The afternoon will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a potluck meal.

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Lida Nordquist called on Fannie England Thursday afternoon. Sue and Roger Mroszak went to Forest Lake, Minn., Thursday and stayed overnight with Bob and Mary Anderson. Several other longtime friends also came there to visit Thursday evening. Karen and Hank Mangelsen went to the Webster Fair Friday evening to see the animals and other exhibits. Their granddaughters, Patty and Mandy Close, had several entries there. Judi Menke and her children, daughter and grandsons of Duane Otis, had a number of entries also. Congratulations to Don and Eleanor Grunnes on their 56th wedding anniversary, which was July 14. Donna and Gerry Hines, Lida Nordquist, Nina and Lawrence Hines and Marlene Swearingen went to the wedding of Donna and Gerry’s granddaughter Kristie Sweet to Dustin Holman on Saturday. It was held in St. Paul, Minn. Gerry and Donna stayed overnight with Brenda and Tim Sweet. On Sunday they had lunch with Barry and Sue Hines and family before they came home. Despite the warm weather and humidity, there was a nice turnout at the Lakeview UM Church picnic Sunday.

Tuesday was a busy day with exercise in the morning. Then we played Skip-Bo followed with games at 12:30 p.m. Winners in Dominos were George and Ione Meixner and Doug Ohotto. Bill McGrorty and Russ Adams were the winning team in Hand and Foot. Winners in 500 cards were Peter Schlosser, Ray Nelson, Marian Davison and Joan Arnold. Thursday we held our exercises in morning. In the afternoon, Cribbage was played followed by 500 at 6:30 p.m. The winners in 500 were Betty Wilson, Ray Nelson and Roger Greenly. Have you read the Wannigan posters? There are a lot of things to do in St. Croix Falls on Friday and Saturday. When downtown, stop in at the senior center. On Friday, we will have a bake sale and garage sale at 9 a.m. We will serve hot sweet rolls and coffee. On Saturday, we will have pork chops on a stick, brats, hot dogs, root beer floats and beverages. You can come inside and eat at a table with air conditioning. We hope to see you this weekend. The forecast is for hot weather to continue.

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Grantsburg Public Library Read for pizza

The library is wrapping up the summer reading program events, but youth reading incentives will continue throughout the summer season. The library has partnered with Grantsburg Holiday StationStore to offer children who read 20 minutes a day, for seven days, a coupon for a free personal-size pizza. To participate pick up reading incentive slips at the Grantsburg Library.

Summer reading

We will be studying the planets at our next summer reading program for elementary schoolchildren, which meets every Wednesday at 12:30 - 2 p.m., running through Aug. 13. Come join the fun.

cussion takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6:45 p.m. The theme is “Prescription for Murder.” There are several books to choose from to read for the discussion. For more details, contact the library or Rita Luedtke at 608-963-1425.

Preschool story time

Adult fiction books

Come join the group every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for stories, snacks and fun.

“Hummers and Hollyhocks”

Book club

Third Thursday book club is reading “The Pilot's Wife,” by Anita Shreve for August and the Tuesday evening book club will be discussing “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot at their August meeting.

The Grantsburg Library was anything but quiet during the summer reading program when local musicians Joe Dumas and Gus Johnson inspired a group sing-along. – Photos submitted


The library can help you meet your technology needs. There are seven Internet-ready computer stations, and the library offers a free Wi-Fi signal.

Library hours and information

Kittens, goats, chickens and even a llama were part of the Grantsburg Library’s reading program this summer.

Monday noon – 6 p.m.; Tuesday noon – 6 p.m.; Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday noon – 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The contact information for the library is 715-463-2244; Web site is and now you can follow the library on Facebook.

In place of their regularly scheduled meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 8, the Arna Town Board will be meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Arna Town Hall. This will be a regular meeting for August and we will be paying bills. Otherwise, some bad news and some good news.

Bob Brewster

It is so hot out here on the Borderline that the ink in all of our reporters pens has melted, resulting in no other news for this week. However, this has resulted in plenty of Rorschach Test samples, just in case you want to pass the hours doing some analysis on your position on global warming.

Siren Senior news We would like to welcome a new person to the center, Janet Heil, who just moved here from Oklahoma. She walked in and told us she loved to play cards. Janet played 500 with us, played at the Moose Lodge Wednesday night and came back to the center on Friday to play Spades. Welcome, Janet. Dwaine and Marie Bentley celebrated 61 years of blessed marriage on Friday. The Bentley family brought ice cream, cupcakes and cookies to help them celebrate. Gratitude is extended to the Bentleys – we always enjoy treats. We hope they have many more anniversaries to celebrate. We received a letter and some pictures from Nancy and Lou Jappe. They recently moved to Arizona. The temperature was 110 degrees when they wrote the letter. Lou just

Nona Severson

celebrated his 80th birthday so we have a picture of him and his cake. Sounds like they are enjoying their new place. Our 500 winners were Gerry Vogel, Janet Heil, Tom Knopik, Inez Pearson and Nona Severson. Spade winners were Candace Doriott, Dorothy Cronquist, Barb Munger, Sue Newberger and Duane Lockhart. We had eight full tables for 500 and 6-3/4 tables for Spades. We have a craft room with many items for sale. We also sell greeting cards. We have a large library where you can borrow books and return them when you are done. There is no checkout for the books. Don’t forget the farmers market on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy the nice summer weather and hope to see you at the center.

Wisconsin Interstate Park Naturalist programs at Wisconsin Interstate Park Friday, July 20

Following in Their Footsteps: The CCC Boys of Camp Interstate, 2 p.m., beginning at the Ice Age Center, repeated at 2 p.m. Saturday. Join naturalist Julie Fox for an auto tour and short hike. View photos of the projects and the men at work as they made history at Wisconsin’s oldest state park. Drive your vehicle and follow Fox to view stone buildings and structures, and see the camp area as it looks today. Walk a portion of the old park entrance road and wander along an old service road to a quarry used by the CCC. Please come prepared for walking on trails not maintained for public use; wear appropriate footwear and bring mosquito repellent.

Saturday, July 21

Spirits of Echo Canyon, 10 a.m., at the Summit Rock Trail sign. Hear some fascinating history of the native peoples of the St. Croix River Valley. View a nature-made rock face along the trail. Molten Lava and Melted Ice, 1 p.m., at the Pothole Trail sign. Join the naturalist for a relaxing hike around the Pothole Trail and learn about the Gee Whiz Geology of Interstate Park. Following in Their Footsteps: The CCC Boys of Camp Interstate, 2 p.m., beginning at the Ice Age Center. See Friday, July 20, program description. Family Fun: Lizards – Modern Day Dinosaurs, 3 p.m., at the Ice Age Center. Meet Puff the bearded dragon, visit with the naturalist about lizards and other reptiles, and bring home a crafted make-andtake lizard of your own. Fun for the entire family. Wannigan Days parade, 6 p.m. Wannigan is the Native American word for the floating cook shack used by lumbermen during log drives. The annual

A beautiful quilt pieced by Carole Fure is on display in the children’s area. Traditional applique pieces were backed with fabric and stitched together. They were starched and shaped to create a three-dimensional effect. The 46” x 52” quilt was machine quilted by Betty MacKean and is from the collection of Debra Pawlak.

• “The Art of Intelligence” by Henry Crumpton • “Bean by Bean: A Cookbook” by Crescent Dragonwagon

Men’s book club

Children’s books

Sam Jones, author of “To Hell and Almost Back,” gave a book talk at our first club meeting. The people present decided to meet every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. for a book discussion. The title they chose for August is “Iron Lake” by William Kent Krueger. If anyone is interested in joining this book club, please let a librarian know, and we will forward the information to the leader of the group.

Book club

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Wannigan Days parade will take place in scenic downtown St. Croix Falls.

Sunday, July 22

The Secrets of Eagle Peak, 10 a.m., at the Eagle Peak Trail sign in the Pines Group Camp. Hike up the trail to learn the secrets of the Peak and see a beautiful view of the St. Croix River Valley. The Owl and The Mouse, 1 p.m., at the grassy area in the center of the north campground. Meet Aztec, a live owl, and play a game that illustrates the exceptional hearing of nocturnal animals that have the best hearing of any creatures on earth. Fun for the entire family.

Monday, July 23

Those Fantastic Ferns! 10 a.m., at the amphitheater located behind the Beach parking area. Ferns are ancient plants that reproduce without seeds. Enjoy a walk on the Ravine Trail to learn how ferns grow and to view a variety of beautiful ferns found at Interstate Park.

Tuesday, July 24

Family Fun: Are You Me? 10 a.m., at the Ice Age Center. Animal babies are everywhere. An egg hunt to match pictures of wild animal babies to their parents. Fun for the entire family.

Thursday, July 26

Nature story time, 10 a.m. Join the naturalist for a story and activity chosen especially for young children and their parents. Check at the park office for the program location within the park. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. For more info check out the Web site and “Like” us on Facebook or call Fox or Walker at 715-483-3747.

• “Between the Lines” by Jodi Picoult • “Gifted” by Ann Gabhart • “Heartbroken” by Lisa Unger • “The Next Best Thing” by Jennifer Weiner • “Once Burned” by Jeaniene Frost • “Barefood Season” by Susan Mallery

The book club meets Tuesday, July 24, in the Nexen Community Room. The title to be discussed is “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay. “Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a 10-year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel d’Hiv roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother, Michel, in a cupboard in the family’s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France’s past.” Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t read the book and just want to listen to the discussion.

Mystery Mayhem Book Club

Hope to see you at the second Tuesday of each month’s Mystery Mayhem Book Club. The next dis-

Burnett and Washburn counties will host hazardous waste, electronics and prescription medication collections The Northwest Cleansweep hazardous waste collection program, a Northwest Regional Planning Commission division that provides collection events to 10 counties in northwestern Wisconsin, will be accepting unwanted or unused medications (free) from households along with hazardous wastes and electronics at all of its 10-county Saturday collection events this summer. Burnett County’s scheduled Saturday hazardous waste collection for 2012 will be on Aug. 4, in Siren at the Burnett County Highway Shop on Hwy. 70 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Prescription medications will be collected along with hazardous wastes and electronics at this Saturday collection. Washburn County’s scheduled Saturday hazardous waste collection for 2012 will be on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Spooner at the hazardous waste storage site near the Washburn County Humane Society from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents are permitted to use either collection. There are several important reasons to bring medications into collection events. Up until recently, most people have either thrown medications in the trash, flushed them down the toilet or burned them with their trash in a burn barrel. Utilizing these options present several environmental problems. Flushing of medications into the wastewater system means that ultimately these drugs will find their way into our lakes, rivers, streams and drinking water. Many medications, when introduced into our natural waters, can lead to reproductive and developmental problems in fish and other aquatic wildlife. Studies have been done confirming these results. Burning medications is illegal according to state law, because of the chemical pollutants that can be emitted from burning. Trashing medications can also ultimately result in water contamination because the chemicals break down when water (rain) percolates through the landfill layers. This liquid, called leachate, is typically pumped out of landfills at some point and treated at wastewater treatment plants. The chemicals often make it through these waste-

Adult nonfiction books

• “The Royal Yacht” by Kathleen Elizabeth Salimena • “Poppy” by Avi • “Circus Girl” by Maurice Sendak • “Jack Russell: Dog Detective - the Phantom Mudder” by Darrel and Sally Odgers • “Higglety, Pigglety, Pop!” by Maurice Sendak


• “Mirror, Mirror” • “The Artist” • “Hoot” • “Ancient Civilizations: Atlantis - New Revelations”

Audio books

• “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins • “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins • goSpanish by Pimsleur

Hours and information

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information contact the library at 715-866-7697, Web site: Online catalog:


Notes Jen Barton water plants and then find their way back into our natural waters. Why not just stop this destructive loop in the first place? Besides the environmental effects of improper medication disposal, having these unused or expired medications at home can be a source of accidental ingestion, particularly for kids and pets, who are more susceptible to poisoning. If they are thrown in the trash, there is also the potential that persons may see discarded containers in your trash and use the medications for illegal purposes. If you can’t bring the medications into the collection, the second best option would be to utilize the sheriff department’s drop box, both Burnett and Washburn sheriff departments accept medications for proper disposal; please call them directly for more information. Household pharmaceuticals accepted at the collection events include prescription and over-the-counter medications such as pills, capsules, ointments, liquids, sprays, creams, inhalers, vials and drops. Please note that no radioactive or chemotherapy medications will be accepted. Also, we cannot accept sharps, syringes, IV bags or tubing. Please contact your health provider for disposal options for those materials. Please leave the medications in their original containers so that they can be identified. If you have privacy concerns, simply blacken out your personal information on the container – please leave the drug name on the bottle so it can be properly inventoried. We don’t need your name or other personal information. Northwest Cleansweep invites county residents to check out your medicine cabinets and drawers and rid your home of old medications. Please note that this collection is for households only, medications generated from nursing homes, home health care, coroner and the like are not permitted at this collection. Please call Jen Barton with questions on this program at 715-635-2197.


TOWN TALK/ COUNTRY CHATTER Academic news BEMIDJI, Minn. – The spring semester dean’s list was released by Dr. Martin Tadlock, vice president for academic affairs at Bemidji State University, and included a number of students from this area. Bemidji State students carrying 12 or more semester hours during any one term and earning at least 3.25 (B-plus) grade-point average are listed on the dean’s list. Frederic Anthony Peterson. - submitted ••• MADISON - Roughly 6,000 students participated in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s spring commencement ceremonies May 18-20. Former Yahoo! CEO and UW alum Carol Bartz delivered the charge to graduates at commencement ceremonies held at the Kohl Center. For more information about UW-Madison commencement, visit Amery Jennifer A. Baldwin, Bachelor of Arts, art history Balsam Lake Reid T. Binfet, farm and industry, short course – one-year certificate Clear Lake Brandon B. Nelson, farm and industry, short course – one-year certificate Tara J. Peterson, Bachelor of Arts, communication arts Frederic River Karl, Bachelor of Science; Grantsburg Maarja A. Anderson, Bachelor of Arts, journalism, graduated with distinction Whitney C. Johnson, Master of Science, biomedical engineering Luck Virginia Armour, Bachelor of Science Mason Potvin, Bachelor of Arts Osceola Jennifer L. Degner, Bachelor of Science, personal finance Trevor D. Hunt, Bachelor of Science, engineering mechanics Megan L. Jones, Bachelor of Science, biomedical engineering Tara M. Kent, Bachelor of Science, sociology Kelly J. Larson, Bachelor of Arts, journalism, graduated with distinction St. Croix Falls Daniel R. Roach, Bachelor of Arts, philosophy Webster Kevin Ingalls, Bachelor of Science. - submitted ••• MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has named the following students to the spring semester dean’s list. Amery Joshua L. Hendrickson, College of Education/Human Development Kashia L. Hill, College of Liberal Arts Amber L. Hogen, College of Liberal Arts Kelly R. O’Brien, College of Liberal Arts Kristine L. Satterlund, Col of Education/Human Development Clear Lake Stephanie J. Morse, College of Education/Human Development Dresser Erin E. Hindal, College of Education/Human De-

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velopmen Katelyn Kinzer, College of Liberal Arts Osceola Daniel P. Bilderback, College of Education/Human Development Nicholas J. Cox, College of Liberal Arts St. Croix Falls Enya J. Hinck, College of Liberal Arts Lauren C. Lund, College of Education/Human Development. - submitted ••• SUPERIOR – The following students have earned their degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Students completing their degrees were invited to participate in the university’s commencement held May 19, in Wessman Arena on the UW-Superior campus. UW-Superior engages students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers through more than 27 undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus along with degrees offered through distance learning. The university is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and plays a central role in the University of Wisconsin System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin. Centuria Ryan Flaherty, Bachelor of Science Trent McKenzie, Bachelor of Science Danbury Catherine Mahlen, Bachelor of Science Grantsburg Michelle Durand, Bachelor of Science Siren Joshua Bentley, Bachelor of Science Webster Dawn Stoner, Bachelor of Science. - submitted ••• IOWA – Some 3,900 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester. The guidelines for inclusion on the list are as follows: Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the dean’s list for that semester. Undergraduate students in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine may qualify for the dean’s list with fewer than 12 semester hours of graded credit if deemed appropriate by the college. Beginning fall 2011, College of Nursing students participating in clinical courses must have a total of 12 semester hours of earned credit, with eight semester hours of graded credit with a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher. Grantsburg Toi Ann Dummett Leget, Liberal Arts and Sciences. - submitted DULUTH, Minn. – Melissa Jenssen, former Luck graduate, has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence from the UM – Duluth campus in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. She is the daughter of Steve and Lucie Jenssen of Frederic. - submitted •••


Harmony HCE got a first on their booth at the Webster fair. Fran Krause and Diane Medaglia attended the fair on Friday. Sunday Fran Krause attended the Orange picnic at the Orange Community Center. Dee Krause’s niece spent a few days with Dee and her family this past week.

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Saturday John and Reeny Neinstadt and Ron and Sharon Proffit spent the day in Duluth. It wasn’t any cooler there than at home. Last Monday, Jack and LaVonne O’Brien, Jack’s brother Don and wife Elaine from Maple Grove and nephew Tim and wife Ann from Minneapolis all had lunch at Pat and Nancy O’Brien’s.

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Festival’s featured artist - Jennie Ward ST. CROIX FALLS – A returning director at Festival, readers and audiences may have seen Jennie Ward’s work multiple times over the past few years. Ward first came to the theater in 2010 to direct the Tony Award winning play “Proof.” Since then, she has directed “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” and joins the 2012 company as director of “Voice of the Prairie,” a vivid and imaginative exploration of the history of radio as it took the nation by storm and changed the way stories were told, heard and cataloged. A play about the power of storytelling, Ward embraced and expanded upon the metaphor of how this technology connected people across the American plains. It will come as no surprise that Ward was drawn to storytelling even as a child. “My younger brothers could tell you a lot about how bossy I was when we regularly put on puppet shows for our parents and neighbors,” she joked. A director from a young age, Ward found power in constructing and delivering various fairy tales and folklore. Ward has an impressive educational background. She first double majored with a Bachelor of Arts in English writing/theater at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. She received a Ford Fellowship for Undergraduate Research and in the 19992000 season at Playwrights Horizons, she was a Robert Moss Directing Resident. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and received her Master of Fine Arts in directing from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Even while juggling being a mother to her two young boys, Ward stays very busy in the Twin Cities theater community. Last January she served as an assistant director for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Guthrie Theater. She also enjoys regularly volunteering at the Chicago Avenue Project, an elementary-aged theater program for at-risk youth held at Pillsbury House Theater in Minneapolis, Minn.

Ward has worked nationally as well as regionally. Some of her favorite productions include Marivaux’s “Changes of Heart Le Double Inconstance,” Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” Ostrovsky’s Jennie Ward “The Storm,” Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” Maria Irene Fornes’ “Fefu and Her Friends,” and a stage adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel “Travels With My Aunt.” She has also taught and directed students at several universities, including Bard College. When asked what advice Ward would offer to others working in the field, she said, “Don’t let yourself off the hook by accepting ‘good enough’ work. Rigorously demand detailed excellence of yourself and do your homework to get there.” She went on to explain about theater art, “The work we do can be inspiring and transcendent – for us and for our audience – but it is work and requires preparation, training and skill. When it comes down to it, any given artist's experience of the work doesn’t matter as much as the audiences experience – this is a performing art, and we are here to tell stories to the audience, not to ourselves.” Ward lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, Minn., with her husband, Todd, the lighting designer for the Festival summer shows this year, and her two boys, ages 7 and 3. When not busy with work, the family actively volunteers in their school and church communities. They like to bike and run with both their boys and have a vegetable garden. In addition to directing, assistant directing and teaching, Ward also has a part-time Internet consulting job working for a major search engine.

AgStar announces county fair grant recipients

The Burnett County Fair received $2,500 from AgStar, Fund for Rural America, for the repairing of barns. – Photo by Abby Ingalls

$2,500 given to Central Burnett County Fair MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate-giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded $2,500 to the Central Burnett County Fair. The grant is being used to put up a portable show ring for the safety of spectators, to put new gates on the buildings damaged by the July 1, 2011, storm, and to purchase some new rabbit and poultry cages. The mission of this grant program is to support rural areas and county fair organizations as upgrades or maintenance are done on fairground livestock buildings, 4-H buildings or livestock judging arenas.

Every county in AgStar’s 69-county service area is eligible to apply for a grant up to $2,500 if it has not received a grant in the last two years. “Many county fairs struggle on the upkeep of these old buildings, and AgStar is proud to step in with monetary support to update them,” stated John Monson, chair of AgStar’s Fund Board of Trustees. “County fairs are vital to the agriculture community, and it’s an honor for us to help them succeed.” Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated in excess of $3 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. Support must align with the fund’s mission of enhancing life in agriculture and rural America.submitted


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Susan Lacek, Webster, can cross one more item off her bucket list, as she sat atop this mechanical bull on Saturday, July 14, at the Central Burnett County Fair in Webster.

Skyler Winkler and Jenna Curtis battle it out in the jousting house on the midway at the Central Burnett County Fair in Webster Friday, July 13. – Photo by Hailey Hunter Photos by Raelynn Hunter unless otherwise noted

Jagged Highway performed Saturday evening for the street dance during the fair.

Andy Moritz puts on a show while bull riding at the fair in Webster on Saturday evening.

Jacob takes this John Deere on a imaginary ride around the fairgrounds. – Photo submitted

This pair of pigeons was shown by Brittany Casey at the Central Burnett County Fair. The Hillbilly Mafia with Sonny Winberg took the stage on Friday evening, July 13, at the fair. – Photo submitted

Alyvia won best of show with this project during the Central Burnett County Fair held this past weekend, July 12 - 14, in Webster. – Photo submitted


Central Burnett County Fair - Horse pull

Lynn Cook watches the lightweight division horse pull competition at the Central Burnett County Fair on Thursday evening, July 12.


Lynn Cook, from Somerset, took first place with this heavyweight team on Thursday evening, with his team pulling 8,500 pounds.

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Horse pull winners

Lights First – Matt Klejeski, Sturgeon Lake, Minn. Second – Kory Kerr, Baldwin Third – Roger Stalvig, Superior Fourth – Dean Neubauer, Elk Mound Fifth – Al Kerr, Wilson

Dean Neubauer of Elk Mound waits as his team is hooked up to the skid.

Heavies First – Lynn Cook, Somerset Second – Steve Gilgenbach, Wheeler Third – Doug Jorstad, Ridgeland Fourth – Glen Johnson, Mondovi Fifth – Dennis Johnson, Spring Valley Sixth – Chad Reinhart, Mondovi

Al Kerr of Wilson urges his team down the track.

More weight had to be added to the skid as the heavyweight teams took the track on Thursday evening.

Matt Klejeski, 16, from Sturgeon Lake, won the lightweight division with his team. They pulled a weight of 6,000 pounds.

This team, Jake and Barney, belonging to Steve Gilgenbach from Wheeler, took second place in the heavyweight competiton on Thursday, July 12, at the Central Burnett County Fair in Webster.


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Jason Johnson, Grantsburg, ran this compact truck in honor of Jim DeMarre. Johnson not only received a trophy for Best Appearing Vehicle, Smoke, noise and breakdowns are a given for the competitors dur- he also received trophies for Crowd Pleaser and won first place in his diing the demo derby in Webster. vision. – Photos by Raelynn Hunter Best Appearing Vehicle Trophy – Jason Johnson, Grantsburg Compact-Size Stock Car Crowd Pleaser – Josh Posey, Amery First – Josh Posey, Amery Second – Tony Burkhart, Monticello, Minn. Third – Greg Mayer, Cameron Compact-Size Pickup Crowd Pleaser – Jason Johnson, Grantsburg First – Jason Johnson, Grantsburg

Second – Travis Grubbs, Pine City, Minn. Third – Brett Anderson, Pine City, Minn. Full-Size Car 1980 or Newer Crowd Pleaser – John Mewes, Clayton First – Tommy Thompson, Milltown Second – Larry Saul, Cushing Third – Ken Fritz, Webster Full-Size Pickup: Crowd Pleaser – Scott Clifford Sr., Pine City, Minn.

First – Mike Gray, Pine City, Minn. Second – Scott Clifford Sr., Pine City, Minn. Third – Jonathan Gardner, Grantsburg Full-Size Car Crowd Pleaser – Jeremy Stich, Rush City, Minn. First – Jordan Werdier, Webster Second – Jeremy Stich, Rush City, Minn. Third – Ryan Stineman, Frederic.

Veterans were on hand to present the colors, while Leighann Mensen sang the national anthem.

Monica Johnson, new secretary for the CenJordan Werdier, Webster, took home a first-place trophy and $500 Preston and Jackson cheered on their favorites tral Burnett County Fair Board, writes the A large crowd attend the demo derby Saturday in prize money for winning the fullduring the demo derby held Saturday evening, July checks for the winners for the demo derby. Johnson also celebrated her birthday on Satur- evening to cheer on their favorites. size-car class during the demo 14, at the Central Burnett County Fair in Webster. day. derby.

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Alex Peterson was all smiles as he received a trophy for the showing of his calf.

Photos by Abby Ingalls

A line of contestants wait patiently to have their chickens judged.

Olivia Meyer shows off her calf named Durango, whom she says “loves to follow her around like a little puppy.”

Emily, the dog, wags her tail and stands by her trophy proudly. A group of little girls watch intently as the Her owner, Lexi, stayed cool through the judging, even when contestants bring out their animals. Emily decided to slip out of her leash collar.


Central Burnett County Fair - Showdeo


Rod Hopkins Sr. reaches out to grab the flag during the flag race on Saturday morning at the Central Burnett County Fair in Webster. Shelby Stich clears the pole in the jumping figure eight with ease. Aaron Dietmeier begins the pole bending course at the fair.

Rochelle Braun runs her horse through the pole bending course on Saturday, July 14, during the Central Burnett County Fair at Webster.

Jenna Curtis hurries her horse through the keyhole event during the showdeo at the fair in Webster.

Emma Rachner comes around the barrel in the flag race competition.

Essie Mackyol competes in pole bending at the horse showdeo at the Central Burnett County Fair on Saturday.

Caitlyn Hopkins and her horse clear the pole during the jumping figure eight event during the horse showdeo. Photos by Raelynn Hunter

Abby Kosloski hurries her horse through the course on Saturday morning.

The Hopkins group awaits their next competition.


2012 Central Burnett County Fair Best of Show winners (Note: If an exhibitor is listed more than once in a department, it is because they won Best of Show multiple times in that department.)

Overall Fair Exhibits Overall Junior Division Exhibit - Kody Menke and Brooke Beecroft Overall Open Class Exhibit - Terri Stellrecht and Charlene Strabel Overall Senior Citizen Exhibit - Pat Soderbeck and Mary Charmoli Dairy Overall Junior Dairy Exhibit - Keisha Roy Intermediate Dairy Showmanship - Keisha Roy Beef Grand Champion Junior Beef Exhibit - Austin Otis Reserve Grand Champion Junior Beef ExhibitKeisha Roy Junior Beef Showmanship - Christian Stewart Intermediate Beef Showmanship - Keisha Roy Senior Beef Showmanship - Austin Otis Sheep Overall Sheep Exhibit Austin Otis Senior Sheep Showmanship - Austin Otis Horse Junior Pony Showmanship - Christian Stewart Intermediate Pony Showmanship - Jenna Curtis Intermediate Horse Showmanship - Caitlynn Hopkins Senior Horse Showmanship – Austin Otis Intermediate Western Horsemanship – Caitlynn Hopkins Senior Western Horsemanship – Austin Otis Intermediate Pony Barrels – Patty Close Intermediate Barrels – Emma Rachner Senior Barrels – Essie Mackyol Intermediate Pony Trail – Patty Close Intermediate Trail – Abby Kosloski Senior Trail – Austin Otis

Junior Pony Halter – Christian Stewart Intermediate Pony Halter – Caitlynn Hopkins Intermediate Halter – Caitlynn Hopkins Senior Halter – Austin Otis Intermediate Western Pony Pleasure – Patty Close Intermediate Western Pleasure – Abby Kosloski Senior Western Pleasure – Austin Otis

Poultry Junior Division Poultry Exhibit - Brittney Casey Rabbits Overall Junior Rabbit – Essie Mackyol Overall Senior Rabbit – Essie Mackyol Junior Rabbit Showmanship – Christian Stewart Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship – Nicole Dalsveen Overall Open Class Rabbit – Olivia Meyer Dog Overall Junior Dog Exhibit – Alexis Symond Cat Overall Junior Division Cat Exhibit – Julia Summer Plant and Soil Science Junior Class Plant and Soil Science Exhibit – Alexis Stellrecht Open Class Plant and Soil Science Exhibit – Terri Stellrecht Senior Citizen Plant and Soil Science Exhibit – Paul Anderson Flowers, Houseplants and Landscape Junior Division Flowers, Houseplants and Landscape Exhibit – Nicole Dalsveen and Essie Mackyol Open Class Flowers/Houseplants/Outside Plant – Charlene Strabel, Charlene Strabel Senior Citizen Flowers/Houseplants/Outside Plant – Mary Charmoli and Nancy Kouba

Youth Grades KindergartenSecond Overall Grand Champion Explorer Trophy – Mason Getts Reserve Grand Champion Explorer Trophy – Joel Hillman Exploring Grand Champions – Nicholas Webster, Josie Johnson, Micah Stellrecht, Alyvia Grabow, Mason Getts and Joel Hillman Cultural Arts Junior Division Cultural Art Exhibit Alexis Stellrecht, Brittney Beecroft, Kayla Glover, Olivia Kopecky, Mathew Wampfler, Lucas Stiemann, Adam Menke, Brooke Beecroft and Kerik Stubbe Open Class Cultural Art Exhibit – Rochelle Braun and Terri Stellrecht Senior Citizen Cultural Art Exhibit – Pat Soderbeck, Pat Soderbeck Photography Junior Division Junior Photography – Allie Webster, Kody Menke, Allie Webster, Jaidyn Jewell and Emily Stiemann Open Class Photography Exhibit – Rochelle Braun, Larissa Runkel, Josh Johnson and Terri Stellrecht Senior Citizen Photography Exhibit – Lillian Anderson Computer Junior Computer Exhibit – Brittney Beecroft Woodworking Junior Division Overall Woodworking Exhibit – Kody Menke Open Class Overall Woodworking Exhibit – Terri Stellrecht Senior Division Overall Woodworking Exhibit – Orlin Anderson Mechanical Projects Junior Division Overall Mechanical Exhibit – Kerik Stubbe Foods and Nutrition Junior Food Exhibit – Brittney Beecroft

Open Class Food Exhibit – Kandis Olson

Clothing Junior Clothing Exhibit – Brittney Beecroft and Emily Stiemann Senior Clothing Exhibit – Lois Anderson and Annette Hanson Knitting/Crocheting Junior Division – Olivia Kopecky Open Class Knitting/Crocheting Exhibit – Sheila Beecroft Senior Class Knitting/Crocheting Exhibit – Lillian Anderson and Pat Soderbeck Home Furnishings Home Environment Junior Division Home Furnishings Exhibit – Adam Menke and Kody Menke Open Class Home Furnishings Exhibit – Erin Otis and Judith Menke Senior Citizen – Pat Soderbeck, Pat Soderbeck Youth Leadership/SelfDetermined Projects Junior Division Youth Leadership/Self-Determined Projects Exhibit – Lucas Stiemann Health, Social and Political Science Junior Division Health, Social and Political Science Exhibit – Alexis Stellrecht

Senior Pole Bending First – Brittney Casey Second – Alicia Johnson Third – Austin Otis

Senior Flag Race First – Alicia Johnson Second – Brittney Casey Third – Austin Otis

Senior-plus Pole Bending First – Scott Powell Second – Rod Hopkins Third – Traci Hopkins

Senior-plus Flag Race First – Heather Powell Second – Rod Hopkins

Junior Pole Weaving First – Abby Kosloski Second – Emma Rachner Third – Jenna Curtis Intermediate Pole Weaving First – Essie Mackyol Second – Larissa Rinkel Third – Shelby Stich

Intermediate Barrels First – Larissa Rinkel Second – Cullen Hopkins Third – Essie Mackyol

Senior Pole Weaving First – Alicia Johnson Second – Brittney Casey Third – Austin Otis

Senior Barrels First – Alicia Johnson Second – Kayla Rinkel Third – Brittney Casey

Senior-plus Pole Weaving First – Scott Powell Second – Heather Powell Third – Rod Hopkins

Senior-plus Barrels First – Heather Powell Second – Rod Hopkins Third – Traci Hopkins

Junior Key Hole First – Caitlynn Hopkins Second – Emma Rachner Third – Abby Kosloski

Junior Speed Dash First – Caitlynn Hopkins Second – Jenna Curtis Third – Abby Kosloski

Intermediate Keyhole First – Essie Mackyol Second – Larissa Rinkel Third – Aaron Dietmeier

Intermediate Speed Dash First – Essie Mackyol Second – Larissa Rinkel Third – Cullan Hopkins

Senior Keyhole First – Alicia Johnson Second – Brittney Casey Third – Austin Otis

Senior Speed Dash First – Alicia Johnson Second – Brittney Casey

Senior-plus Keyhole First – Heather Powell Second – Scott Powell Third – Heather Powell

Display Booth Junior Division Grand Champion – Wood River Beavers 4-H Club

Junior Jump Figure 8 First – Abby Kosloski Second – Jenna Curtis

The tractor and truck pull event that was to be held Friday evening was canceled due to weather conditions.

Senior Figure 8 First – Alicia Johnson

Showdeo results Junior Pole Bending First – Emma Rachner Second – Jenna Curtis Third – Abby Kosloski Intermediate Pole Bending First – Essie Mackyol Second – Shelby Stich Third – Rochelle Braun

Intermediate Jump Figure 8 First – Shelby Stich

Senior-plus Jump Figure 8 First – Rod Hopkins Second – Heather Powell Junior Flag Race First – Abby Kosloski Second – Jenna Curtis Third – Emma Rachner Intermediate Flag Race First – Larissa Rinkel Second – Shelby Stich Third – Rochelle Braun

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Come And Help Us Celebrate At The Siren Park, Sat., July 21, From 2 - 5 p.m.

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Bait-A-Horse First – Caitlynn Hopkins Second – Emma Rachner Third – Jenna Curtis Ribbon Race First – Emma Rachner and Abby Kosloski Second – Cullan Hopkins and Aaron Dietmeier Third – Brittney Casey and Heather Powell Fourth – Caitlynn Hopkins and Traci Hopkins Rescue Race First – Caitlynn and Cullan Hopkins Second – Shelby Stich and Derrick Third – Jenna Curtis and Skyler Winkler

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Senior-plus Speed Dash First – Heather Powell Second – Rod Hopkins



Thank you to family and friends for attending our birthday party. We were honored with your presence, your hugs and donations to the food shelf.

Junior Barrels First – Jenna Curtis Second – Emma Rachner Third – Abby Kosloski

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CHURCH NEWS/OBITUARIES Perspectives Sally Bair


Nancy J. Fenton, 65, Luck, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 13, 2012. Nancy was born on July 15, 1946, to Raymond and Ruth Smith of Princeton, Ill. Nancy was united in marriage to Robert Fenton on Dec. 26, 1964. To this union six children were born. Nancy stayed home on the farm and raised all six children. After raising her children, she started working at a variety of stores as a clerk. Most recently for the past 12 years, she has worked at Holiday Stations. She loved all her customers. She always had a smile and enjoyed all her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. Nancy is survived by her husband, Robert Fenton; and her six children, Tammy Fjorden, Rick (Lori) Fenton, Barb Fenton, Mari Paulzine, Donald Fenton and Leila Fenton; her mother, Ruth Smith; sister, Leila (Russ) Neuhalfen; her grandchildren, Sarah, Zoya, Zena, Niki, Andrew, Alex, Bridget, Ryan, Tyler and Tonya; her two greatgrandchildren, Bella and Terrence; many other family and friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Smith; and her brother, Donald Smith. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21, at North Valley Lutheran Church, Milltown, with the Rev. Maggie Isaacson officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be left at or Please return to these Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-4722444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Leagh M. Casey, 21, Webster, died July 9, 2012, at her home. Leagh was born Oct. 9, 1990, at New Richmond, to Jason and Jennifer (Parish) Casey. Leagh enjoyed taking photos, being outdoors, four-wheeling and had plans to buy a Harley-Davidson to ride. Her most precious times have been since becoming a mother to her little girl, Aiyana. She was a proud mommy who always had a story to share about her baby girl. She was preceded in death by grandpa Bob “Fat Cat” Casey. Leagh is survived by her daughter, Aiyana Sutton; parents, Jason (Mandie Rixman) Casey and Jennifer Svela; siblings, Brittney Casey, Brett Casey and Evan RixmanCasey; grandparents, Salley Casey, Sam (Terri) Rixman and Audry (Dave) Parish; great-grandma, Delores Thompson; her boyfriend, Lester Sutton; his family, Cheryl Sutton, Lucille Sutton, Darla Sutton and Doug (Sharron) Corbin; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, July 16, at 11 a.m., at the Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Honorary casket bearers were Evan Rixman-Casey, Brett Casey, Chris Parish, Chris Martin, Tom Barthel and Lonnie Mackyol. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m.

In lieu of gifts, the couple requests donations be made to Lutheran World Relief.


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North Memorial Ambulance is currently recruiting people who may be interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and working for the local ambulance service. With ambulances located in Grantsburg, Webster, Danbury, A & H and Spooner, we hope to recruit additional EMTs to fill open positions. North Ambulance currently has both paid and “oncall” positions available. North Memorial Ambulance will reimburse 100% of the expenses of the course upon successful completion of the class and subsequent employment with our service.

For those who may be interested in becoming an EMT, the following EMT basic course will be held in the area:


Starting Tuesday, September 4, 2012, finishing December 27, 2012. Held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 - 10 p.m. To register contact WITC at 1-800-243-9482, extension 5221 or visit for further information. If you have questions regarding North Memorial Ambulance, please call 715-866-7990, ask for Mark or Joe.

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Recently someone asked me if I’m becoming more impatient as I grow older. I said that, on the contrary, I seem to show more patience than ever before. Rethinking my answer, I must add an exception. I show less patience when interrupted by someone or something, perhaps realizing I must make the most of the time I have left. Interruptions can distract us. As a young mother, I often told my kids, “Don’t interrupt me now.” Even today, I feel stressed when the phone rings during a crucial part of my editing. Sometimes I cringe, frustrated when someone interrupts me while I’m trying to say something. Can you relate? Or are you like some who let interruptions wash over them like warm water and keep on smiling? Oh, to be like such superhumans! “Interruptions never distracted Jesus,” quoted G.H. Morling in “Quest for Serenity.” “He accepted them as opportunities of a richer service. Interruptions were the occasion of some of his most gracious deeds and revealing words.” There are many instances from the Gospels that prove Morling’s words. Jesus beckoned little children rather than turn them away as his disciples thought Hhe should. He took time to heal Peter’s mother-inlaw while at Peter’s house for dinner. He repeatedly stopped preaching and teaching to heal someone in need or to minister to them in other ways. He delayed his trip to bring a government ruler’s daughter back to life so he could heal a desperate, sick woman. He even took time out of worship in a synagogue to heal a man’s withered hand. And when his disciples wanted to send a multitude of people home, he instead fed them with a mere five loaves of bread and two fish. How can we use interruptions as Jesus did—opportunities to serve others? Jesus’ actions are the best example we have. He spent much time in prayer and worship with his Father away from the crowds, a time of refreshing for his soul, strengthening of his resolve, and listening to his counsel. Not much is said about Jesus’ time spent with his Father. But sprinkled throughout the Gospel accounts are words such as these: “He went up on the mountain by himself to pray.” Notice that he went to a quiet place alone. When we spend time alone in a quiet place with the Lord, he refreshes our soul, too. He strengthens our resolve to rightly and lovingly deal with interruptions. And we can more easily hear his voice for direction in our life. Lord, help us use interruptions as opportunities to serve others in love. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Gratitude is the memory of the heart and our hearts are full. We thank the doctors and nursing staff at the Mayo Clinic and the Shell Lake Hospital for your compassionate care of our husband and Dad, Jim. We thank our families and friends who moved in and made sure that our children were fed and got to school, permission slips were signed and homework finished. We thank Jim’s co-workers for their friendship and support. We are grateful to live in a community that should you decide to walk somewhere for exercise, 5 people would pull over and ask if you wanted a ride. We thank the teachers and staff at the Siren and Grantsburg schools for food, donated time, love and unending support. We treasure the memory of bringing Rachel’s graduation to Jim in the hospital. We thank Pastor Andrew for your guidance and our church family for the music and the delicious food served at the celebration of Jim’s life. We thank Swedberg-Taylor for your thoughtful assistance during a time of pain and disbelief. As we move on with our lives, we hold dear our memories of Jim. Our love and thanks to all. 565452 48r,Lp

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Charles R. Stine Charles R. Stine, 93, Osceola, formerly of Roseville, Minn., died peacefully on July 10, 2012. Chuck was a 42-year employee of State Farm Insurance. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Violet; and daughter, Nancy Lehmann. He is survived by children, Richard, Kay Verros and John Linc (Deb); grandchildren, Konya (Vanessa), Klayton (Christina), Tara, Kevin (Erin), Eben and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Michael, Maria, Kasey, Kennedi and Evelyn; great-great-granddaughter, Alexis. Mass of Christian Burial was held July 17 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Roseville, Minn. Interment was at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial preferred. The Roseville Memorial Chapel in Roseville, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

Alan Jones Alan Jones, 58, resident of Cushing, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services were held at the Brenholt Memorial Park in Cushing, on Friday, July 13. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at or Please continue to check these Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Kenneth “Kayo” Johnson Kenneth “Kayo” Johnson, 67, Danbury, died July 8, 2012 at his home. Ken was born on Feb. 14, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., to Carl and Anne (Johnson) Leman. He married Irene Sutton on May 14, 1966, in Pine City, Minn. Ken worked at Sears as an auto mechanic in Minneapolis for about four years and for 10 years worked for the Minneapolis Police Reserve. He then worked for the Town of Swiss Police Department and spent five years as police chief for the St. Croix Tribal Police Department. He spent 17-1/2 years of his career working for Burnett County Sheriff’s Department where he was a deputy sheriff, the D.A.R.E officer and an investigator. Ken was a lifetime member of WOJA and a member of the Danbury Lions Club, both of which he served as president. Ken was also a member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He received many accredited certificates during his career; Certificate of Commendation for Services to the Children in Wisconsin Public Schools, Certificate of Completion Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country and attended the Executive Leadership Program. Ken was a kind man with a gentle heart who was a pleasure to be around. He enjoyed model cars and watching old movies. His family was important and spending time with them was his biggest joy. Ken was preceded in death by his daughter, LeAnn; and his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene; daughter, Karrie; granddaughters, Kennedy and Jordan; his brother, Dave Iverson; and sister, Sue (Greg) Swanson; along with other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 13, at the Lake Lena Community Center in Ogema Township, Pine County, Minn., with Francis Songetay officiating. Interment followed at the Rosehill Cemetery in Hinckley, Minn. Casket bearers were Blake Sears, Pat Taylor, Kelly Buskirk, Ed Christensen Jr., Morris Bearhart Jr. and Henry Bearhart. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Priscilla “Joyce” McPheeters Priscilla J. McPheeters, 65, Richfield, Minn., passed away July 14, 2012. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Sept. 27, 1946. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Bingo and doing lots of different crafts. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bruce; and her parents, James and Virginia Breeden. She is survived by her children, daughter, Tammy (Chris) Kendrick of Arlington, Texas; and sons, Eugene (Heather), Siren, Daniel of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jesse (Burgandie) of Apple Valley, Minn.; eight grandchildren; one loving sister; three brothers and many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held.

OBITUARIES Dalan C. Cimmers Dalan C. Cimmers, 90, a resident of Frederic, died peacefully June 20, 2012, at his home. Dalan was born on June 26, 1921, in Belmond, Iowa, to Henry and Klea Cimmers. Dalan served in the United States Army during World War II. He married Dora (Anders) on Dec. 27, 1958, in Pine City, Minn. Dalan moved from Iowa, settling on Big Wood Lake, and worked for Young and Neilson (Young) Construction until he retired. Dalan was a member of the American Legion for 35 years. He was an avid reader, self-educated. He enjoyed being outside hunting, fishing and caring for his woods. A challenging card player, he enjoyed his old-time music and enjoyed working with his hands making wood projects for his home and for his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora; parents; three brothers, Virgil, Donald (Bud) and Robert; his sister, Barbra. He is survived by his daughter, Doralyn Pedersen; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five greatgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Fuller and Nancy (Don) Simon; along with nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 20, at the Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Schmieg leading a Celebration of Life service. Online condolences can be made at In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Regional Hospice 819 Ash St., Spooner, WI 54801. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

Dorothy Pauline Resell Dorothy Pauline Resell, 82, Luck, died July 9, 2012, at her residence in the United Pioneer Home. Dorothy was born on July 30, 1929, in Hudson, to Norwegian immigrants, John and Hilma Olson. Her father was a railroad worker, her mother a homemaker raising her and two older brothers. She graduated from Hudson High School, Class of 1947, and went on to attain her registered nurse degree from Fairview School of Nursing in 1951. She married Glenn J. Resell of Frederic, her high school sweetheart whom she met at Bible Camp, and shared her life with him until his passing in 1986. They were married for 34 years, raising two sons in Petersburg, N.D., where Glenn was a high school administrator. Dorothy was active in the small rural community. She worked alongside her husband in the school office and played piano and sang in the church choir, directing the choir as well. She had a deep and abiding faith. Dorothy shared her love of the outdoors with her family, enjoying camping, hunting and sightseeing trips as the boys grew up. She had a love of animals, especially dogs and cats. She was a medical resource for the community, always responding with help and advice. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Eastern Star and other community service groups. She and her husband lived several years in Cooperstown, N.D., before retiring and returning to Wisconsin to build a home on Lake Lamont near the farm where Glenn had grown up. She worked as a registered nurse in the United Pioneer Home care facility in Luck for six years. To escape harsh winters, she and her husband became winter Texans and later full-time Texans. While in Texas, she taught health courses at a regional vocational-tech college and volunteered her time helping elementary students learn reading skills. She spent more than 25 years in Harlingen and Austin, Texas, before returning to Luck for health reasons. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John Olson and Hilma (Antonson) Olson; two brothers, Harold (Marion) Olson and Arthur (Marge) Olson; her husband, Glenn Resell; and infant son, Lowell. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Warren (Jan) Resell of Humble, Texas and Bruce (Cathy) Resell of Mendota Heights, Minn.; four grandchildren, Sara (Chuck) Salas, Matthew Resell, Paul Resell and Mark Resell; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Salas and Brayden Salas; nephews; nieces; cousins; and many dear friends. A memorial celebration will be held in the chapel at the United Pioneer Home, 623 S. Second St., Luck, on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1-3 p.m., with a service at 2 p.m. Guests are welcome to join the family for coffee and a time to visit prior to the service. To express online condolences, please visit, 715-472-2444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck is entrusted with arrangements.

Michael G. Mihna Michael G. Mihna, 90, Frederic, died July 15, 2012. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Thomas “Tom” William Lemieux Sr. Thomas “Tom” William Lemieux Sr., 79, Lewis, passed away suddenly on July 9, 2012, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Tom was born Oct. 12, 1932, to Amos and Elizabeth Lemieux in Pierre, S.D. He was raised in South Dakota and attended school there, until moving to Wisconsin where he finished school at Frederic High School and graduated in 1950. Tom married Elaine Carlson on Dec. 5, 1952, and they had three children, whom they raised in the Lewis area. Tom was very active in his children’s activities, attending games and coaching many teams. Tom was drafted into the United States Army on Dec. 12, 1952, where he served his country during the Korean War for two years. Tom worked many years at the Siren Feed Mill before retiring with the Larsen Auto Center of Frederic. Tom was active in baseball, softball, bowling, golfing, the VFW, South Fork Sporting Club, Youth Sports and many, many other activities and organizations. Tom was a devoted Packer and Brewer fan! He also loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed attending the local dirt track races. Tom’s family was very important to him. He spent a lot of time at his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also enjoyed cooking dinner on Sundays for his family and taking the little boys for rides on the golf cart. Tom had a huge heart for his family. In his later years in life, Tom enjoyed tending to his garden and took much pride in this. He enjoyed canning and making jelly out of the vegetables and fruit he would grow. Tom is survived by his wife, Elaine; sons, Tom Lemieux Jr. and Terry (Beth) Lemieux; daughter, Laurie (Ed) Hopp; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services were held at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Frederic, on Saturday, July 14, with Father Bill Murphy officiating. Music was provided by Mary Lou Daeffler and Kathy Tweet. Honorary pallbearers were Norman Hill, Carl Eklof, Ray Gruel, Bob Wienzierl, Richard Kettula, Larry Axelson and Dale Nerby. Online condolences may be left at or Please continue to check these Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Robert L. John "Boy" Lemieux III Robert L. John "Boy" Lemieux III, "Nowcomik," 23, Cumberland, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 5, 1989, in Cumberland, to Robert and Michelle (Bearhart) Lemieux Jr. Boy worked in security for a time at the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake. He was an avid reader and poet, penning many songs and poems. He also enjoyed gaming. He was a loving son, brother and nephew. Boy was tenderhearted and an absolute joy to be around and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his parents, Michelle and Robert Lemieux of Cumberland; brother, Justin Lemieux of Cumberland; and sister, Tasia Lemieux of Cumberland; his paternal grandmother, Diane Lemieux of Odanah; his maternal grandmother, Phoebe Merrill of Luck; aunts and uncles, Nancy Bearheart of Cumberland, Brenda Merrill of East Lake, Minn., Bahwahsung and Tina Merrill of Isle, Minn., Jeanne and Anthony Awonohopay Sr. of Cumberland, Johnny Bearhart of Cumberland, Michael Bearhart of Cumberland, Roberta and Steve Sam of Mille Lacs, Pollyanne and Keith Lussier of Redby, Minn., Phyllis Lemieux of Odanah, Ernest Lemieux of Odanah, Raelyn Lemieux of Ashland, Running Horse Livingston of Madison, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Boy was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Johnny Bearhart Sr., and Robert Lawrence Lemieux Sr.; grandmother, Grace Bearhart; aunt, Pungiishimu Lemieux; and uncles, Louis "Geno" Bearheart and Curtis Bearhart Sr. Ceremonies began Friday, July 13, at Maple Plain Community Center, rural Cumberland, with David "Maabin" Merrill officiating. Burial was in Maple Plain Reserve Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Potter, Nathan Viellieux, Sam Denny, Tyrone Awonohopay Sr., Charles Sam and Michael Eagleman. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Awonohopay Jr., Carlos Merrill, Lorenzo Merrill and Steve Sam Sr. Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland was entrusted with arrangements.



Parents unsure if child is ready for preschool Q: We’re considering enrolling our daughter in preschool this fall, but we’re not sure about the idea of consigning her to an institutional setting for hours every week. What do you recommend? Jim: When it comes to early childhood training, Focus on the Family’s primary concern is to encourage a strong parentchild connection. We prefer to toss the ball back to the parents and let them evaluate their own unique situation. Does preschool have the potential to enhance or enrich the bond you enjoy with your daughter? Or do you sense that it might compromise that vital relationship in some way? Also, check your motives. What’s your purpose in sending your daughter to preschool? Are you hoping to provide her with a healthy introduction to the joys of learning? If so, there are probably preschools in your area that can help, particularly with respect to language skills, cognitive development and educational readiness. However, if you’re merely attempting to turn your daughter into a genius or

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position her in the academic pack in order to “keep up with the Joneses,” you should reconsider. This phase of her life needs to be characterized by a strong emphasis on relationships, and you can seriously jeopardize that if you push too hard too soon. In short, evidence suggests that children reap the greatest benefits, both educationally and socially, when they’re protected from peer pressure and a formalized educational setting until they’re mature enough to handle it. But there are also situations in which a good preschool might be valuable for a child. Those are questions only you can answer. ••• Q: My son is almost 20 years old and currently is in college. He has really struggled focusing on his classes the last two years and his grades have suffered in return. It is so important to me that he finishes college, but I don’t know if it’s appropriate for me to con-

Bone Lake Lutheran Church looking for treasure seekers LUCK – The Bone Lake Lutheran Church is hosting a treasure-themed VBS. The treasure hunt will begin Monday, July 30 and runs through Thursday, Aug. 2,

tinue to monitor his work. When should a parent “let go” and let their adult child make his own mistakes? Juli: A lot of parents can identify with your concerns. Ironically, as kids get older, we prepare them most effectively by letting go. You wrote that it is “so important to me that he finishes college.” The key is whether or not it is important to him! Motivation is something that a parent and child can’t both equally carry. When your son was little, it was your job to provide the motivation for him to do well and to try his best. Now that he’s a young adult, he has to learn to be self-motivated. This means that you have to let go of your goals for him so he can discover his own, which may or may not be graduating from college. You can help your son most by making a way for him to succeed in college and by not providing for him to fail. If he wants to go to college and puts forth a reasonable amount of effort, offer to pay for some of his college expenses. However, if he continues to get grades below what you know he should be getting, let him foot the bill or drop out and get a job. Instead of monitoring his work, set an objective standard, like a 3.0 grade-point average, that he should be able to maintain.

The most valuable lesson you can teach your son is how he must learn to take responsibility for his own choices in life. This may mean giving up your dream of him receiving a college diploma, but it will give him the best chance of succeeding in all of his endeavors. ••• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2012 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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GRANTSBURG – The Apple River Conference of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will hold its annual summer retreat on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Luther Point Bible Camp, Grantsburg. The event will begin with registra-

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

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


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


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

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

“Your Electric Servant” Serving Polk & Burnett Counties “Use Energy Wisely”

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

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• Gravel • Sand • Rock • Top Soil • Trackhoe 715-472-2717 Mobile 715-491-1861 1065 290th Ave. Frederic, Wis.

ALPHA BASS LAKE LUMBER • Complete Line of Building Supplies & Lumber • Cabot’s Stains Grantsburg, Wis. 715-488-2471 or 715-327-8766


1988 World Champion Cheesemaker Earl Wilson, Cheese Plant Mgr. Dan Dowling, Ag. Supply Mgr. for Feed, Propane & Fertilizer Alpha, Wis. 715-689-2468 715-689-2467







Complete Lumber & Building Supplies

Phone 715-866-4238 Hwy. 35 N. Webster, Wis. Tom & Becky O’Brien, Owners


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Any area business wishing to help sponsor the church listings should contact the Leader at 715-327-4236.


Church Directory ADVENTIST


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



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




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



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


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


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


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


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


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




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


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


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

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

Sr. Pastor Gil White; Assoc. Pastor Thomas Cook Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.


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


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


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

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


350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. School - 10 a.m. 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Mark Gilbert Adult Class - 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st Sunday



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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sunday Worship 9 a.m.


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


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

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


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


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




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



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



Pastor Father Frank Wampach, 651-465-7345 25293 Redwing Ave., Shafer, MN Sunday 9 a.m. Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10 a.m., Wed. 5:30 p.m. (Sept-May), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer)


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



2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Web site: Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Melissa Carmack Sun. Wor. 9 a.m., Wed. Wor. 7 p.m. Interim Pastor Andrew Hinwood 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:.30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays





Sr. Pastor Gil White; Assoc. Pastor Thomas Cook Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship - 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.


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



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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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




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




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

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



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




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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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




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




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

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



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


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




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


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


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



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


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

Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Located across from elemen. school on West St., Pastor, Dr. Kevin Schumann; 651-465-7171 Sun. Morn. - Sun. School for all ages - 9 a.m. Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.

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 “The Cure for the Common Church”

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


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




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

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

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MARINE, Minn. - Frederic first-grade Cub Scouts from Pack 128 attended Tiger Den Days at camp Kiwanis on Friday, July 13. Kiwanis Scout Camp is located near Marine On St. Croix, Minn., on the St. Croix River. Five boys along with a parent took part in a day camp at the facility open to Tiger-rank Cub Scouts. The day’s busy schedule included archery, BB guns, art, hiking, swimming and games. While the boys had a full day of fun it was also a great learning experience. While creating artwork the boys learned about primary and secondary colors along with terms such as composition. The Scouts learned the importance of the Scouting principle Leave No Trace while on a nature hike where they also learned about a variety of plants and trees including some of their uses throughout history and today. The buddy system and the importance of sunscreen were emphasized during the day’s swim. When asked, the highlight of the boys day was clearly the shooting sports. The camp staff did an excellent job teaching them proper safety and having the boys demonstrate and explain what they learned to their accompanying parent. - submitted

Ben Dodds helps his son, Tracker, with proper technique during the day’s archery activity. LEFT: Roman Lahti takes careful aim at his target.

A camp staff member explains to Tracker Dodds, Reese Eichten, Jacob Erickson, Roman Lahti and Henry Slather about how a sugar maple tree like the large tree behind them can be used for making syrup. – Photos submitted

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Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities


MONDAY/23 Balsam Lake


• Adoption support group at the Unity High School band room, 7:15 p.m.


St. Croix Falls

• Art Medley on display at artZ Gallery.

• Polk County Sportsmen’s Club meeting at Polk County Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.



St. Croix Falls

• Wannigan Days. Music, food, parade and craft show,, 715-483-0022. • River Awareness Week activities, 715-483-3300,


• Concussions 101 info at the high school, 6 p.m., 715268-8000.

Balsam Lake


• Polk County Alzheimer’s support group at social services building, 715-483-3133. • Polk County Historical Society meeting/potluck at Pine Park, 6 p.m., 715-268-6578.


• Nature’s Niche at the library, 2 p.m., 715-825-2313.


Clear Lake

• American Legion & Auxiliary annual picnic at the Lions Park at 6:30 p.m.

• Concussions 101 info at the high school, 4:30 p.m., 715-263-4103.



• Music in the Park, Pete Neuman, at Crooked Lake, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Music by John Filipczak and the Classics in Triangle Park, 6:30 p.m.

St. Croix Falls


• Diabetes support group at the medical center, 6-8 p.m., 715-483-0431.


• Webster All-Class Reunion at Ike Walton, 11 a.m., 715866-7101. • Arts Burnett County monthly meeting at Larsen Family Library, 5 p.m., 715-349-8399.

FRI. & SAT./20 & 21 Luck

• North Land Ambulance yard sale at 636 So. Main. Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Bake sale Fri. & Sat. Hot dogs, brats and pork chops Sat. at the senior center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Library book sale, Fri. 1-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-7 p.m., 715483-1777.

St. Croix Falls

• Historic tour of Interstate Park detailing CCC activity, 2 p.m. each day, 715-483-3747.

• Burnett County Republican Party meet at 7 p.m. in Room 162 in the government center.

Shirley Flaa took this photo of a clematis at her home north of Danbury. - Photo submitted

FRIDAY/20 St. Croix Falls

• “Dollar-A-Day Boys! A musical tribute to the CCC” at the library, 7 p.m., 715-483-3747.


• Kids Create free art classes at Larsen Family Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Sign up by Wed. prior, 715-919-1943.

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FRI.-SUN./20 -22

• “The Boys of Summer” program at the library, 10 a.m. • Motorcycle show at The Cabin Coffee, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 715-248-3762.

• Watercross at Memory Lake,, 715-463-4269.

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by Tammi Milberg Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS/TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – Wannigan Days is this coming weekend, Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21. It is a traditional celebration for the river valley, and this year it will feature a unique change to the annual parade. Due to the bridge construction, large vehicles, including floats, cannot cross the bridge into Taylors Falls. The parade traditionally begins on the Saturday of Wannigan weekend at 6 p.m. in St. Croix Falls by the overlook deck and goes across the bridge over into Taylors Falls, ending at the Drive-In. This means each community will have its own parade Saturday, July 21, beginning at 6 p.m. Some units will be in Taylors Falls and some will be in St. Croix Falls. The split is not yet defined, but one thing that is consistent is each city chooses their own grand marshals for the Wannigan weekend. Below are the profiles of each community’s honored representatives: Dr. Leo K. Nelson, Taylors Falls grand marshal Leo Nelson grew up in the Shafer area. He graduated from Taylors Falls High School in 1953. In high school he had aspirations of being an agriculture teacher, but was recruited by Dr. Fred Riegel and others from the St. Croix Hospital to become a doctor. Many in the community recognize Nelson as one of the area’s well-known retired physicians from St. Croix Regional Medical Center. He attended Carleton College, and in 1957, he married his wife Carol. Carol was selected by the city as the Royal Lady of the Village a couple of years ago for the Lighting Festival in November. Both Leo and Carol have been active in the Lighting Festival committee since 1995. Nelson graduated from medical school at the University of Minnesota in 1961. He

• Family fun night at East Balsam Baptist Church. Games 4 p.m., grilling 5 p.m., Ophoven Family Bluegrass 7 p.m., 715-405-4055.


• Gospel meeting with Jack Eaton from Rescued Life Ministries at town hall, 7 p.m.




• Randy Stonehill concert at the high school auditorium, 7 p.m., 715-294-4332.

• Trinity Lutheran Church pig & turkey roast, 46:30 p.m. • Class of ‘02 reunion at the Luck Lions picnic shelter, noon-2 p.m.


• Fly-in, drive-in breakfast, 7-11 a.m.; display till 4 p.m. at the Burnett County Airport.

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• Music by Schimpp’s at Skonewood Christian Retreat Center, 6:30 p.m.


• Gardening presentation at Forts Folle Avoine with Susan Armstrong, 1-2:30 p.m.,


served in the medic corps of the U.S. Army in Vietnam for one year. He worked at St. Croix Regional Medical Center from 1962 to 1997. He and Carol have four children and 10 grandchildren. He is a member of the Taylors Falls park and rec. board, First Evangelical Lutheran Church board and Lions Club. He also has been instrumental in landscaping and helping with the Cherry Hill Park and Pump House Playground in Taylors Falls. The work with those two city parks earned him the 2011 St. Croix Valley Stewardship Award from the city on Nov. 28, 2011. Each stewardship award recipient is also presented with the honor of being the Wannigan Days grand marshal the following summer. “I had no idea about the award or being the grand marshal,” Nelson said. “I want to express my gratitude to the city and community for this honor.” Nelson and wife Carol winter in Mesa, Ariz., following the Lighting Festival, and he is very active with the landscaping in their homeowners association there. He also enjoys gardening at their Taylors Falls


THURS. & FR./26 & 27 Clear Lake

• Methodist church Christmas in July basement boutique. Thurs. 3-8 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

THURS.-SUN./26-29 Spooner

• Washburn County Fair, 715-469-3217.

St. Croix Falls

• Polk County Fair, 715-483-0022.

Voyager Village

• “Steel Magnolias” at the clubhouse. Thurs.-Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m.,


• Art Medley on display at the Fresh Start Coffee Roasters.

Wannigan Days this weekend Dr. Leo K. Nelson was chosen to be the grand marshal for Taylors Falls. – Photos by Tammi Milberg

St. Croix Falls

• Open Arms hosted by Alliance Church of the Valley. Meal and fellowship, 5-6:30 p.m., 715-483-1100.

Susie Jasperson and Dan Jasperson (not pictured) were chosen as St. Croix Falls grand marshals.

residence which includes two acres of lawn to mow, gardens, barns and outbuildings. He and Carol also spend their spare time with the grandchildren and volunteering at Family Pathways in St. Croix Falls. Both will be in the parade on the Taylors Falls side Saturday. “We’ve always been regular attenders of Wannigan Days. It will be a fun time to be in the parade.” Susie and Dan Jasperson St. Croix Falls grand marshals Many in the St. Croix Falls and Dresser communities know Susie and Dan Jasperson. Susie has lived in the Dresser area her whole life and she graduated from St. Croix Falls High School. Most may recognize Susie’s and Dan’s names synonymous with Wannigan Days because of the Miss St. Croix Falls pageant. Susie is a co-chair of the event with Connie Talmadge. Dan is the behind-the-scenes helper, runner and backbone of the pageant evening that Susie and Connie have organized each year for over 20 years. The program is successful, boasting over 10 girls per year seeking the title of Miss St. Croix Falls. Susie and Dan

have been married since 1995. They have two adult children and one grandchild. “I was surprised,” Susie said about being selected as grand marshal. “I did not know they were considering it, how it happened, or who is on the committee that makes the selection. It is definitely an honor.” Susie has been active with the chamber of commerce since back in the 1990s when she served on the board and as president of the chamber. She was also the manager of St. Croix Valley Golf Course for a number of years and also worked at Lake Country Cheese. She also worked at Andersen Windows and owned Castaways, the former Windjammer, for a period of time. Jasperson also has spent a lot of her time in the bar and restaurant business. Dan is employed at Andersen Windows. Susie also has been active in the school as well as the community of St. Croix Falls. She has coached and is still involved in coaching cheerleading for wrestling and football. Susie also was selected as the Polk County Relay For Life chair a few years ago. Both Susie and Dan care a great deal for the Miss St. Croix Falls pageant and that is where they put a tremendous amount of their time. “When you look at some other communities’ numbers, we are still fortunate to have girls interested in our program. We have 11 this year. It would not be possible without help from the city with the float and the businesses who sponsor the girls, and the wrestlers I make usher each year,” she said. “With people like that, it is easier to run things.” Both Susie and Dan will be in the parade on the St. Croix side this Saturday. The Miss St. Croix Falls pageant, emceed by Susie, will be Friday evening, July 20.

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