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WED., SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 • VOLUME 81 • NO. 4 • 3 SECTIONS

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Topics abound at committee meeting, including replacement of retiring deputies PAGE 5

SCF council finalizes wastewater plant financing Half a million in principal forgiven PAGE 11

Twin infants airlifted following one-vehicle accident Alcohol a factor, says state patrol PAGE 2

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$QHYHQLQJZLWKORFDODXWKRU6XVDQ6HJHOVWURP WEBSTER - The Larsen Family Public Library will host an evening with local author Susan Segelstrom on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the library. In 2012, Segelstrom penned â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Lasting Legacy,â&#x20AC;? a biography of Canute Anderson. This work shares historical information about the life of the courageous, visionary pioneer who founded Grantsburg and is now considered the â&#x20AC;&#x153;father of Burnett County,â&#x20AC;? having carved out his home and a community in the wilderness of northwestern Wisconsin. Her Sept. 19 presentation will feature Anderson. Segelstrom has written many 6XVDQ6HJHOVWURP other works of local interest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 6SHFLDOSKRWR Wood Lake Village,â&#x20AC;? is about the colorful past of the Wood Lake community and the early settlers who called it home in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She also wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the Mountains to the Meadows,â&#x20AC;? a biography of Ole C. Branstad, a remarkable, stalwart pioneer in the state RI:LVFRQVLQ%UDQVWDGH[HPSOLĂ&#x20AC;HGFRXUDJHDQGEUDYHU\DVD sailor, soldier and a settler in the Branstad community, aptly named after him. Her latest endeavor in 2012, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amidst the Meadow Grass,â&#x20AC;? follows the success and demise of the Crex Carpet Company, Burnett Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest enterprise for more than two decades in the early 20th century. Susan was born in Grantsburg, taught school for 35 years in the St. Croix Falls District and is now retired and living on Big Wood Lake. - submitted

$OFRKRODIDFWRUVD\VVWDWHSDWURO BURNETT COUNTY - Month-old twins were airlifted to a Minnesota hospital following a one-vehicle crash Friday evening, Sept. 6, near Siren. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, alcohol was a factor in the accident which sent a 38-year-old Naples, Fla., woman and her three children to the hospital. Jennifer M. Smith was driving west on Hwy. 70 near Triangle Lane in the Town of Dewey just before 6 p.m when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and slammed into a large tree. Malainey M. Smith, 3, and 1-month-old twins Mason and Milo Smith, were all in child safety seats, according to the state patrol report. They all, along with their mother, were taken to the Spooner hospital, from where the twins were airlifted. The twins were both released Sunday morning, Sept. 8, from Gillette Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in St. Paul, and are recovering at home. The crash remains under investigation. The driver faces charges of causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the accident. Assisting agencies included Burnett County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, St. Croix Tribal Fire Department and Burnett County Highway Department. - Gary King with information from Wisconsin State Patrol and nbcnews.com

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%ULHĂ \ GRANTSBURG - The Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. in the conference room at Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. Featured will be Linnea Seume, social worker from BMC, who will speak and explain Advanced Directives and other information. Bring any questions. All family members welcome to come. If you have questions, call Bev at 715-689-2350. - submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ FREDERIC - The free pig roast at Crosswalk Community Church is this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. The event kicks off family night for the new One Way Club (pre-K thru sixth grade) and the Refuge Student Ministries (grades 7-12). The seasonal start date for regular programs is Wednesday, Sept. 18. Bring your friends and the whole family for supper and a fun evening together. Questions? Call 715-327-8767. - submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ BURNETT COUNTY - The Village Players Community Theatre annual meeting will be held at the Voyager Village Community Center (Stables) on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. Hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Come and learn more about getting involved in community theater. All welcome. submitted â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘

Polk home care phasing out

No one to be stranded by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The phaseout of the Polk County Home Care program has started. No new referrals are being accepted, and new providers are being sought for present patients. Program employees are starting the transition to new jobs. Polk County Health Department Director Gretchen Sampson provided information on the status of the home-care program after the county board approved its termination in August. The Leader interviewed her on Thursday, Sept. 5. While present patients are being helped with their transfer of care, Sampson said that no current clients will be aban-

doned in the process. She said that this includes some of the long-term patients whose cost of care is not covered by other programs. The county accepted clients regardless of their ability to pay. While details on the ongoing service to this possible group have not been worked out, county Administrator Dana Frey has included money in the proposed 2014 county budget for continuation of services for those potential clients who are unable to obtain care from a new source. Sampson said that immediately after the county board action in August, the program stopped taking new referrals, notified sources such as area hospitals of the new situation and informed the state of the program closure with a projected termination date of Oct. 31. All patients in the program ZHUH IRUPDOO\ QRWLĂ&#x20AC;HG E\ OHWWHU

about the transition and provided with a packet of materials on other providers in the area. The county will help each client with the transition, but Sampson said the choice will be made by each patient. The home-care program had 75 clients on the night of the county board vote in mid-August, but 11 of those people have left as part of the normal turnover in service. The program had 64 clients as of last Thursday. The reduction of the homecare staff has also started, Sampson said. The program had 15 employees working full and part time in June. Two registered nurses have since left, one retiring and one resigning. All casual workers, four of the group, have been let go. Sampson said there are nine program employees in transition as home care phases out. That includes four nurses,

three home health assistants DQG WZR RIĂ&#x20AC;FH VWDII LQFOXGLQJ the program supervisor. Frey has said that the county hopes WR Ă&#x20AC;QG QHZ SRVLWLRQV IRU WKHP within the county, such as possible openings at Golden Age Manor. However, the proposed 2014 budget includes funds for potential unemployment insurance expenses. Sampson said there are many very long-term clients in the program and many longtime staff. The transition might be hardest on them, Sampson said, because the clients and staff have had such a long relationship. But she said the program is helping HDFKSDWLHQWĂ&#x20AC;QGDQHZSURYLGHU someone they like and with the least disruption of service. Sampson said that no client will be abandoned in the phaseout of the Polk County Home Care program.

Minneapolis youth dies in ATV accident TOWN OF ALDEN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A 12-year-old Minneapolis boy lost his life in an ATV incident on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 8, at a home in the 500 block of Round Lake Lane in the Town of Alden, according to Polk County Sheriff Pete Johnson. According to the sheriff, Alexander Palen was riding a fullsized ATV at a private residence just after noon on Sunday, Sept. 8, when he attempted to turn the

machine around at the end of the driveway near a road and the accident occurred. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Apparently he had been riding the machine for some time and tried to turn it around near the end of the driveway, by the ditch,â&#x20AC;? Johnson stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ditch was quite steep and it (the ATV) rolled over on top of him.â&#x20AC;? Family members began CPR and called 911. Emergency responders from the

Siren Fire Chief Tom Howe to retire by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer SIREN - Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland announced on Monday, Sept. 9, WKDW KLV WUDQVSRUW+XEHU RIĂ&#x20AC;FHU &RPmander Tom Howe, will retire this November. Howe also serves as Siren Fire Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief. At a recent public safety meeting, Ro-

land praised Howe for his exemplary service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since 2001, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s logged 500,184 miles and transported 4,800 inmates without incident,â&#x20AC;? Roland said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done an outstanding job.â&#x20AC;? Roland invited county supervisors to help celebrate Howeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement, scheduled on the memorable date of Nov. 12 (11-12-13), by recognizing his contribution to the county.

Dresser-Osceola-Garfield Fire Department, as well as Osceola Ambulance personnel arrived a short time later. 7KHER\ZDVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWUDQVSRUWHG by ambulance to Osceola Medical Center and then airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where, despite numerous lifesaving measures, the child passed away Sunday afternoon. A preliminary investigation at the scene shows the 12-year-old

was wearing his helmet and operating the family ATV, a Polaris 850. There has been no information or evidence to show that speed or reckless operation were factors in the accident. Agencies assisting the sherLII¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FHZHUHWKH3RON&RXQW\ 0HGLFDO ([DPLQHUV 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH WKH 'UHVVHU2VFHROD*DUĂ&#x20AC;HOG )LUH Department, The Osceola Area Ambulance Service and the Wisconsin DNR. - Greg Marsten

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Agreement: One deputy will retire; one will return to work BURNETT COUNTY - Burnett County and the Wisconsin Professional Police Association have come to an agreement DV WKH UHVXOW RI D JULHYDQFH Ă&#x20AC;OHG E\ WZR GHSXWLHVZKRZHUHĂ&#x20AC;UHGLQ Sgt. Thad Osborne has agreed to retire as a deputy sheriff, effective Sept. 13. Deputy Travis Thiex will return to work as a Burnett County deputy sheriff under certain terms to which the parties have agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The parties mutually agree that this

settlement was in their best interests,â&#x20AC;? a statement released by the Burnett County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department on Friday morning, Sept. 6, reads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The parties are pleased that this matter has resolved and look forward to working cooperatively with each other in the future.â&#x20AC;? Osborne and Thiex were terminated )ROORZLQJPRQWKVRILQYHVWLJDWLRQWKH:LVFRQVLQ'HSDUWPHQWRI1DWXUDO5HVRXUFHVLVELOOLQJ after allegedly covering up an alleged do- DFRPPHUFLDOORJJLQJFRPSDQ\FLWLQJQHJOLJHQFHRQWKHSDUWRIWKHFRPSDQ\IRULWV mestic abuse incident involving another UROHLQWKH*HUPDQQ5RDG)LUHODVW0D\$FFRUGLQJWRWKH'155D\'XHUU/RJJLQJZDVQRWRQO\ RIĂ&#x20AC;FHU- Gary King QHJOLJHQWLQDFFLGHQWDOO\VWDUWLQJWKHILUHDQGLWDOVRWULHGWRILJKWWKHILUHZLWKDSUHVVXUL]HGZDWHU V\VWHPLQVWDOOHGRQLWVKDUYHVWLQJHTXLSPHQWEXWWKHHTXLSPHQWZDVQRWDGHTXDWHO\PDLQWDLQHG DQGODFNHGSUHVVXUHWRH[WLQJXLVKIODPHV7KH'RXJODV&RXQW\ILUHZDVWKHODUJHVWZLOGILUHLQ:LV FRQVLQLQWKHSDVW\HDUVEXUQLQJPRUHWKDQDFUHVLQDQDUHDPLOHVORQJDQGPLOHV ZLGH)RUW\VHYHQVWUXFWXUHVZHUHGHVWUR\HGLQFOXGLQJKRPHVDQGFDELQV7KHILUHODVWHGMXVW RYHUDGD\6HHIXOOVWRU\RQRXUZHEVLWHDWWKHOHDGHUQHW3KRWRIURP'15

Bee sting causes accident

Man pleads not guilty to arson due to mental disease or defect SIREN - Zebedee Shadis, 26, Grantsburg, was in the Burnett County Courtroom again on Friday, Sept. 6. He is charged with arson and four other charges related WRKLVDOOHJHGLQYROYHPHQWLQDQDUVRQĂ&#x20AC;UH in the Town of West Marshland on Aug. 16. During his arraignment hearing on Friday, Shadis pleaded not guilty due to mental disease or defect. The Grantsburg Fire Department and WKH '15 UHVSRQGHG WR ERWK D JUDVV Ă&#x20AC;UH DQGDVWUXFWXUHĂ&#x20AC;UHRQ$XJ7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVW Ă&#x20AC;UHZDVDJUDVVĂ&#x20AC;UHWKDWRFFXUUHGDERXW p.m. near the home of Paul Stavne. The Ă&#x20AC;UH ZDV H[WLQJXLVKHG ZLWK QR GDPDJH 2Q7XHVGD\6HSW0LFKDHO+RSSZDVZHVWERXQGRQ&7+%LQD%XUQHWW&RXQW\+LJKZD\ 'HSDUWPHQWGXPSWUXFNZKHQKHZDVVWXQJE\DEHH8QIRUWXQDWHO\+RSSLVKLJKO\DOOHUJLFWR EHHVWLQJVDQGPD\KDYHORVWFRQVFLRXVQHVVDVDUHVXOWRIWKHVWLQJ7KHGXPSWUXFNHQWHUHG WKHGLWFKFDXVLQJVLJQLILFDQWGDPDJHWRWKHWUXFN1RRWKHULQMXULHVZHUHUHSRUWHG3KRWRIURP %XUQHWW&RXQW\6KHULIIV'HSW

to the structure. But the Grantsburg Fire Department was called again for a strucWXUHĂ&#x20AC;UHDWDERXWSP7KLVWLPHWKH structure was fully engulfed by the time WKHĂ&#x20AC;UHGHSDUWPHQWDUULYHG 6KDGLVDGPLWWHGVHWWLQJERWKĂ&#x20AC;UHVGXUing an investigation interview. Stavneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Jeremiah, was granted a restraining order against Shadis in May of this year. Shadis is in Burnett County custody and has been since Aug. 26. Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leader incorrectly stated that he was out on bond. - Sherill Summer

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New roof approved for Milltown Village shop

by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer MILLTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; After months of discussion and several years of water problems, the Milltown Village Board voted Monday night, Sept. 9, to get the roof on the village shop repaired. The board awarded the project to Green Insulation Solutions of Balsam Lake, with

seven years after that, at an estimated cost of $5,500.

2WKHUEXVLQHVV â&#x20AC;˘ Following a closed session the board voted to increase the hours of village treasurer Amy Albrecht from 28 per week to full time. Albrecht has been with the vilODJHĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUV6KHZLOOEHIXOOWLPHVWDUWing Monday, Sept. 16. â&#x20AC;˘ The board authorized the public works department to start the planning process for installing two new monitoring wells that will be required at the sewer plant. Cedar Corporation, engineers for the village, will be contracted to do the plan, which must be completed by January 2014. â&#x20AC;˘ Library director Deanna Wheeler 7KH0LOOWRZQ9LOODJHVKRSZLOOVRRQEHUHURRIHGz3KRWRVE\0DU\6WLUUDW invited the board to the Thursday, Sept. 19, Party at the Park fundraiser. Entertainment will be provided by Bass-ically 2QFHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGLWZLOOKDYHDQ5YDOXH Complicated, a Unity area jazz combo a price tag of $36,000. The village will need to pay half up front, and the other of 19. A quote on a pitched roof for the comprised primarily of high school stubuilding came in at $57,800. half upon completion of the project. dents. There will be free hot dogs and The roof is at least 20 years old, said URRWEHHUĂ RDWVDVORQJDVWKH\ODVW7KH Owner Ron Goodroad explained to the board the materials and process that public works director Rick Fisher. The 5RQ *RRGURDG RZQHU RI *UHHQ ,QVXODWLRQ will be used, saying that the roof will be new one, which will be completed this party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and is being 6ROXWLRQVRI%DOVDP/DNHWDONHGWRWKHERDUG removed down to the subgrade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patch- fall, should be good for 10 years, at which sponsored by local businesses and indiDERXW WKH QHZ URRI KH ZLOO EH SXWWLQJ RQ WKH ing wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are too time a new seal coat will need to be viduals. YLOODJHVKRS many soft spots.â&#x20AC;? sprayed. It will need to be sprayed every

Positive reviews for schools new security systems

by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The newly installed security systems at Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three schools have been getting positive responses from parents according to reports given by the elementary, middle and high schools principals at the Monday, Sept. 9, Grantsburg School Board meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going well at the elementary school,â&#x20AC;? said Principal Jon Dallmann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We only have two doors, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a more enclosed area.â&#x20AC;? Middle school Principal Bill Morrin reported several parents have given him positive reviews of the new system, addLQJWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVWDIIKDVDOVRDGDSWHGZHOO to buzzing people into the school. Superintendent Burgin then joked that with the new systems in place, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll no longer be able to sneak into the schools for surprise visits. Then taking a more serious tone, Burgin held up a copy of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crisis Response Plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan has been updated and sent to all emergency responders,â&#x20AC;? Burgin told the board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And next month there will be a practice.â&#x20AC;? While Principal Stan Marczak commented there have been a few glitches at the high school, the consensus from the principals was that in general the systems

spring of 2014, will come from budgeted funds left over from last year. As part of the project, the board also approved an $8,000 expenditure to take the next step of the HVAC project management contract with CESA 10. The board accepted with thanks the resignation of board member Patty Bonneville, who has moved out of the district ,QRWKHUERDUGEXVLQHVV Board members introduced themselves making her ineligible to continue serving to the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new staff members at a on the board. Burgin later stated she had contacted an welcoming reception held prior to the attorney for the Wisconsin School Board board meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are 29 new and present staff Association who informed her the board (who moved to different positions) who ZLOOQHHGWRDSSRLQWDSHUVRQWRĂ&#x20AC;OO%RQQwill serve the district this school year,â&#x20AC;? evilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat on the board until the April 2014 election. At that time, the appointed said Ahlquist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We on the school board believe we person may run for the one year left of have one of the best districts in the na- Bonnevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s term until April 2015 if they tion,â&#x20AC;? Ahlquist told the new staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now choose to do so. At the April 2014 election there will you are part of it.â&#x20AC;? The board approved the open enroll- be two regular three-year terms availPHQWRIVHYHQLQFRPLQJVWXGHQWVDQGĂ&#x20AC;YH able, plus the addition of a one-year term outgoing students for the brick and mor- Ă&#x20AC;OOLQJRXWWKHUHPDLQLQJWHUPRI%RQQH tar schools and the 505 iForward open en- villeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s term) with the lowest vote-getter rollment students to date. The board also given the one-year term. Burgin noted since most of the board gave Burgin the discretion to approve fuPHPEHUV GLGQ¡W Ă&#x20AC;QG RXW DERXW %RQQH ture iForward enrollments. The board approved the low bid of villeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resignation until right before the $206,150 from Climate Makers of Brook- Sept. 9 meeting and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t posted, the lyn Park, Minn., to replace the middle school board will wait to make an appointment at the Monday, Sept. 23, board school HVAC controls. Money for the project, set to begin meeting. said iForward Principal Billy Beesley in his report on the start of a new year for the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As of today, we have 505 students, 433 high school students and 72 middle school students,â&#x20AC;? said Beesley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had 126 students enroll since July 1.â&#x20AC;?

6XSHULQWHQGHQW-RQL%XUJLQKHOGXSDFRS\ RIWKH*UDQWVEXUJ6FKRRO'LVWULFWV&ULVLV5H VSRQVH 3ODQ DW WKH 0RQGD\ 6HSW  VFKRRO ERDUGPHHWLQJ|(DFKEXLOGLQJVSODQKDVEHHQ XSGDWHGDQGVHQWWRDOOHPHUJHQF\UHVSRQGHUV 1H[W PRQWK WKHUH ZLOO EH D SUDFWLFH} %XUJLQ WROGWKHERDUG3KRWRE\3ULVFLOOD%DXHU are working well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad to hear parents are pleased with the new systems,â&#x20AC;? commented board President Dave Ahlquist. The principals said the school year is off to good start with students already engaged in many activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school launch is still going on,â&#x20AC;?

It takes two/from page 1 right angle, then heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just look down at me and I instantly know, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey what do I need to do?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I give him the hand signals and get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;er done.â&#x20AC;? He also added that one of the biggest challenges is the manipulation of Kalmar arm. It has to be at the optimal angle to enable it to lift its maximum weight. In these cases they must realign the RTCH in order to safely move these massive containers. Berry, a native of Grantsburg, expressed how he feels when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behind the wheel of an RTCH. Berry exclaimed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a little different, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually the biggest thing on the road. It tops out at 23 miles per hour, which is strange in itself. Usually, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get to third gear on the road because of the top handler swing.â&#x20AC;? He continued to explain that his primary focus is safety, which entails going slow and paying attention to his surroundings including power lines, people and other vehicles, especially when he has to turn. As he sits in his RTCH, smiling, he speaks very highly of the monstrous vehicle that he drives on a daily basis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It (RTCH) wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let you hurt it and it will not hurt itself,â&#x20AC;? excitedly exclaimed Berry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got like six computers; it locks you out before you can even break it. If anything is wrong in here, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sense it and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you on this computer screen. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice!â&#x20AC;?

6SF.HYLQ(%HUU\6SHFLDOSKRWR +HGHVFULEHVKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWGD\VRQWKH57&+ as though he felt every little bump and rock, and the nerves one gets as the RTCH has a swaying motion. Berry continued to explain how expeULHQFHSOD\VDUROHLQWKHFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHWKH soldiers have in their equipment, which allows them to make sound decisions. Sleeman makes sure he is focused and alert as Berry drives his RTCH around the yards during their daily operations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My job as the ground guide is to make sure that the operator does not come in contact with anything other than the ground and the Conexes, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people, vehicles, stacks of Conexes, buildings, anything like that,â&#x20AC;? said Sleeman. He then recalled a picture he had once seen where a RTCH had driven over a civilian car and â&#x20AC;&#x153;completely crushed it, like it was a monster truck that ran over it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, if it would do that to a car,

86$UP\6SF&DVH\(6OHHPDQDFDUJRVSHFLDOLVWZLWKWKHUG,QODQG&DUJR7UDQVIHU &RPSDQ\WK&RPEDW6XVWDLQPHQW6XSSRUW%DWWDOLRQVXSSRUWLQJ7DVN)RUFH/LIHOLQHUJURXQG JXLGHV6SF.HYLQ(%HUU\DPDWHULDOVKDQGOHUHTXLSPHQWRSHUDWRUDV%HUU\SUHSDUHVWRSLFNXS DFRQWDLQHUZLWKD.DOPDU575RXJK7HUUDLQ&RQWDLQHU+DQGOHUDW%DJUDP$LUILHOGLQ3DUZDQ 3URYLQFH$IJKDQLVWDQ7KXUVGD\$XJ86$UP\SKRWRE\6JW6LQWKLD5RVDULR Lord knows what it would do to a person,â&#x20AC;? added Sleeman. Almost two months into their deployment in Afghanistan, the two soldiers have built a great bond knowing that it takes two to get the job done. They both realize safety is the priority and continue to enhance their communication focus to complete their daily mission, creating a

unique and solid team. $VKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGXSKLVFRQWDLQHUPRYHment, Sleeman reiterated his mission, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My job is to make sure that everything gets where it needs to go and, in that process, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all done safely.â&#x20AC;? Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: A video of this story can be found at the-leader.net.


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County clerk brings order to public safety meeting

Topics abound at committee meeting including replacement of retiring deputies

by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer BURNETT COUNTY - It was county clerk Wanda Hinrichs who had the task of recording the chaotic proceedings at the Monday, Sept. 9, public safety committee meeting. As committee members discussed everything from the purchase of prisoner undergarments to the process for hiring a consultant to redesign the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dispatch center, Hinrichs routinely broke into the conversation to restore order, clarify the conversation, or suggest a course of action. This is unusual for Hinrichs, who understands that, by rule, only committee members or recognized guests can parWLFLSDWHLQWKHPHHWLQJXQOHVVVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FSHUmission is granted. Therefore, Hinrichs hesitated to speak each time the confusion made it impossible for her to take accurate minutes. For example, at one point the committee had, as Supervisor Gene Olson put it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;two diabolically opposed motions on the table.â&#x20AC;? 7KLV ZDV WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW FRPPLWWHH PHHWLQJ since the recent departure of county Administrator Candace Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was rarely, if ever, actually named at the meeting; but her absence was keenly felt because a few of the agenda items had EHHQKDVWLO\WUDQVIHUUHGIURPKHURIĂ&#x20AC;FHWR someone else. For example, emergency management director Rhonda Reynolds, who in addition to her own full-time job responsibilities is also acting as project manager for the dispatch center upgrade, has now inherited the communications project, too. %LOOIRUVHDUFKFRVWV Some of the agenda items were precedent setting, obviously making it uncomIRUWDEOHIRUVXSHUYLVRUVWRWDNHGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWLYH action. In one case, Sheriff Dean Roland presented a bill from the Town of Jackson in the amount of $1,531 for costs (primarily fuel and food) associated with a recent missing-person search and the debate grew intense. No one could remember DQ\ WRZQVKLS HYHU UHTXHVWLQJ Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO assistance, and there was concern about setting a precedent that would open the county up to all kinds of obligations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every search will have a bill,â&#x20AC;? Supervisor Emmett Byrne warned. Reynolds replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid that if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reimburse them, then the next time we have a search and we need help, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not interested.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Roland agreed that there should be some kind of budget, but disagreed with Reynoldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to get volunteers because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the nature of what they do,â&#x20AC;? Roland claimed. Supervisor Phil Lindeman best expressed the equivocation by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My heart says pay it, but my business sense says this is a can of worms.â&#x20AC;? 5H\QROGVLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HGWKHSROLF\LVVXHDW the root of the discussion, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reimburse the volunteers, then the next time weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out there and we need food, what is our fallback position if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t or wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help?â&#x20AC;? Reynoldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; question opened the door for other supervisors to suggest that this matter would probably be best handled by another committee. Supervisor Ger-

warrants facility planning.â&#x20AC;?

&RVWVRILQDGHTXDWHMDLOIDFLOLW\ The cost of the inadequate jail facility was a topic of discussion at another point in the meeting. The county was recently forced to remove nine of its 34 beds to comply with DOC standards. With only 26 beds remaining, the county often has to house prisoners elsewhere. The rental H[SHQVHIRUSULVRQHURYHUĂ RZKDVVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;cantly increased the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How big of an impact does cutting beds have on the budget?â&#x20AC;? Lindeman asked Roland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had 19 (prisoners) out of county as of Friday,â&#x20AC;? Roland responded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you multiply it out, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a $285,000 increase.â&#x20AC;? Roland added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I submitted my budget, I only estimated $250,000.â&#x20AC;? On another front, Roland was able to report resolution and forward movement that would help restore his department to full strength. Referring to the grievDQFHFRPSODLQWEURXJKWE\RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV7KDG Osborne and Travis Thiex, Roland said, 7KHURRPHUXSWHGLQJRRGQDWXUHGODXJKWHUDWWKH0RQGD\6HSWSXEOLFVDIHW\PHHWLQJDV â&#x20AC;&#x153;The settlement is complete. One is reSDUWLFLSDQWVFKXFNOHGDPLGWKHFRQIXVLRQ6KRZQKHUHDUH6XSHUYLVRU-HUHP\*URQVNLDQGMDLO tiring and one is coming back Oct. 2 or 6JW0\VWLH$QWRQ3KRWRE\-HDQ.RHO] 3 with limited duties.â&#x20AC;? Osborne, the reWLULQJRIĂ&#x20AC;FHULVDOUHDG\ZRUNLQJIRUWKH ald Pardun suggested, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see have a void now. Rhonda - who has no Siren Police Department; and Thiex is on this move on to a level where this can be experience with this - got it thrown in her unpaid suspension until his October relooked at deeper and some policy can be lap. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just trying to get something turn. Roland would not comment further made.â&#x20AC;? Others saw that as passing the done.â&#x20AC;? on the settlement agreement. buck. In the end, it was Hinrichs that Chell exclaimed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I know is that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve â&#x20AC;&#x153;With two people retiring, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m asking reminded everyone that because there is been left out of it.â&#x20AC;? that those be replaced,â&#x20AC;? Roland said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I no budget for such an expense, it would Gronski responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I take issue with KDYHĂ&#x20AC;YHRXWVWDQGLQJFDQGLGDWHVÂľ3HQGhave to go to the administration commit- that, Don. You serve on the ad hoc com- LQJEDFNJURXQGFKHFNV5RODQGFRXOGĂ&#x20AC;OO tee for consideration. In other words, the mittee. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been at every meeting.â&#x20AC;? both positions (deputy Glen Gramer is public safety committee could kill it but Chell claimed there were two meetings also retiring) by the middle of October. they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approve it. that he had not been invited to, and With Stephanie Wedinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return from The whole conversation was an illustra- Gronski disagreed, explaining that there medical leave, the department will soon tion of the sometimes crippling dynamic were two conference calls with vendors be whole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We (should) have 12 road of committee structure. Sometimes there arranged by the former administrator that deputies at full force; we currently have is overlap between committees and some- Gronski was asked at the last minute to eight,â&#x20AC;? Roland summarized. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s times there are voids, but there are always participate in. all said and done, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back to full jurisdictional issues that present the risk Ultimately, the committee decided to strength.â&#x20AC;? of someone getting offended. The po- Ă&#x20AC;QDOL]HWKH5)3DQGNHHSLWPRYLQJ tential for defensiveness increases as the &RPPXQLFDWLRQVSURMHFW stakes on some projects get higher. No '2&UHFRPPHQGDWLRQMDLOLQVSHFWLRQ Before the 2-1/2-hour meeting ended, one wants to be responsible for making What wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t discussed at all was a Reynolds provided an update on the a big mistake, but no one wants to be left strong recommendation from the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s communications project. out, either. Department of Corrections to separate ´7KH Ă&#x20AC;OHV ZHUH GURSSHG RII D ZHHN In discussing a request-for-proposal the dispatch center from the jail entirely. and a half ago, and I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had an opdraft for a dispatch center designer/ar- The board has spent years investigating portunity to go through them in detail,â&#x20AC;? chitect, all order was lost as supervisors options such as mergers with other counReynolds explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m handling it one weighed in with their opinions. Com- ties or relocating to the basement to sepaquestion at a time.â&#x20AC;? For example, there mittee Chair Donald Chell said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My per- rate the call center from the jail, but those are questions from local electric comsonal opinion is that if this RFP passes options were repeatedly voted against panies and updates on construction of committee, we postpone this until Janu- EHFDXVHRIRQJRLQJDQQXDOVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJFRVWV new towers owned by Mosaic, including ary.â&#x20AC;? The newest DOC recommendation was drafts of agreements between the county Ad hoc committee Chair Jeremy Gron- contained in an Aug. 3 jail inspection reand third-party tower owners. ski joined the meeting for the discussion. port, submitted to the committee as an Reynolds was clear about her discomâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen until 2014 attachment to Rolandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly report. fort level regarding ownership of the anyway, but I see no reason to postpone The annual inspection conducted in July project without a clear reporting strucit. I would recommend that we continue gave high praise to the county for â&#x20AC;&#x153;subture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some concern on my part to do some legwork and keep it moving,â&#x20AC;? stantial complianceâ&#x20AC;? in many areas, and now,â&#x20AC;? Reynolds said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who do I go to Gronski urged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It scares me to say table applauded the efforts of Capt. Kurt Barwith these issues now that the adminisit.â&#x20AC;? thel and jail staff for the upgrades and trator isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t here?â&#x20AC;? While she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get an Supervisor Gene McLain added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The improvements made since the previous DQVZHUWKHUHZDVDJUHHPHQWWKDWWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWRKDYLQJWKH5)3RXWQRZLVWKDW inspection. However, the report was very step would be to talk to the consultant. the contractors working on the commu- clear in its recommendation regarding the Gronski was sympathetic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ad nications system are available for ques- current position of the dispatch center adhoc committee was at a point when we tions.â&#x20AC;? Roland echoed that opinion by jacent to the jail facility. needed some serious communication saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we have the technicians â&#x20AC;&#x153;As noted in previous inspection, it is with our consultant. We sent him a list of available to us, we should take advantage recommended that the dispatch operaquestions and a request to appear (with of it.â&#x20AC;? tions be removed from the jail. The cur- an update) before the supervisors back on Byrne made a point of order, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rent jail space does not meet the needs of Aug. 13. We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard a thing.â&#x20AC;? agenda says this is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;discussion.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; There the county, as you continue to be forced Reynolds conveyed that Chairman Don will be no action here today.â&#x20AC;? to contract with other counties for bed Taylor told her not to have the consultant Chell still thought that the county has space. The current jail facility is also (Therkelsen) come at this time. Gronski too much on its plate right now. lacking appropriate spaces for recreation, shook his head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I strongly recommend Gronski grew more forceful in his programs, medical functions and other that this committee get him in here.â&#x20AC;? The frustration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason this RFP is here jail support services. The lack of space county board is scheduled to meet Thurstoday is because the advisory nature of and facilities is compounded by the age day, Sept. 19, and for some people, that the ad hoc committee means we have no and condition of the jail. Many areas of wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be soon enough. authority to approve an RFP. The admin- the jail are deteriorating to a point that istrator normally writes the RFP, but we

Polk County 2014 proposed budget presented

No levy increase for smaller, more efficient county government

a decrease in the number of county employees and a solid fund balance. The full budget was presented to the county board at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10. The supervisors and committees will review the budget over the next two by Gregg Westigard months and will adopt a new budget in Leader staff writer mid-November. The $56 million budget is a decrease of BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The proposed 2014 $779,000 or 1.4 percent from the adopted Polk County budget was released last 2013 budget. The recommended property Wednesday, Sept. 4. County Administra- tax levy is $20,984.004, a $5,550 decrease tor Dana Frey presented the 2014 Operat- from 2013. A complete detailed overview ing and Capital Budget Recommendation is presented in Freyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight-page introto the finance committee. Highlights duction, available on the Polk County include no increase in property taxes, website. VPDOOHU DQG PRUH HIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW JRYHUQPHQW While the county has about 30 depart-

ments, 89 percent of the levy goes to four departments and to paying off the county debt. Law enforcement will receive $6.9 million or 33 percent of the levy. That department is almost totally supported by the levy, which provides 93 percent of its total budget of $7.4 million. Golden Age Manor, the county nursing home, has the second-largest budget at $7.9 million but none of that is levy expense. The other departments receiving large levy allocations are human services, $3.6 million, 17 percent; highway, $3.1 million, 15 percent; and health, $847,000, 4 percent. Paying off the county debt will cost $4.2 million or 20 percent of the levy. While law enforcement is mostly

funded by the levy and the debt is totally a levy expense, the other three large departments with levy dollars receive most of their funds from other sources including fees and state and federal aids. The largest Polk County department is human services, with a total budget of $8.7 million of which 41 percent is levy funded. The highway budget of $6.6 million is 47 percent levy dollars, and 37 percent of the health department budget of $2.3 million comes from the levy. 0RUHGHWDLOVRQWKHEXGJHWDQGVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJ changes, including capital improvement expenditures, will be released over the coming week.


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Polk County Board weighs 2014 budget

Meets as a committee of the whole by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Polk County Board of Supervisors met as a committee of the whole on Tuesday, Sept. 10, entertaining a presentation by county Administrator Dan Frey on the preliminary 2014 capital and operating budget proposal. While the board could take no action, the hour-long presentation revealed the good, the bad and the very similar for the upcoming budgetary cycle. Frey said the board has done a good job of addressing the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future costs and kept their budgets generally in check over the past few years, as he outlined some of the factors that are expected to affect the coming budgetary cycle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slow growth is the new normal,â&#x20AC;? Frey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is expected to be a long time before we get back to a reasonable employment rate.â&#x20AC;? Frey noted the 2008/2009 recession that dramatically affected the Gross Domestic Product and employment rates, as well as housing values, investment returns and much more, and not just here, but across the nation and beyond. However, the hindsight portion of the presentation was not all bad when it dovetailed into the current economic outlook. ´:HVWLOOGRQ¡WKDYHLQĂ DWLRQÂľKHQRWHG´%XWZH¡UH still getting almost nothing on our investments ... but employment is inching higher.â&#x20AC;? Frey said the trends generally show many of the positive economic indicators are showing generally good news for Polk County and the future, including a trend toward higher housing prices in the Twin Cities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that will spread this way,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that one positive item has taken him by surprise and gone above the professional predictions recently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Ă&#x20AC;JXUHWKLVRXWEXWUHWDLOVDOHVDUHERRPLQJÂľ Indeed, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seasonally adjusted sales tax receipts have exceeded even the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlook by over $100,000. The negatives or uncertainties are also weighing into his proposed budgets, primarily on how the Affordable Care Act will affect certain aspects of human service and Golden Age Manor demands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the great unknown,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that his proposal is to likely adjust health-care increases up by 6 percent, with 4 percent of that being absorbed by the county and 2 percent by employees. He said the ACA does have a major positive eventually, in that it means more of those requiring services will be insured, but that it will cost more to insure employees, and that there may be unfunded state and federal mandates that are still up in the air. Other possible negatives include the slow economic recovery, hopefully bottomed-out housing prices and equalized values, as well as long-term concerns on highway revenues as gasoline consumption seems to have peaked, which is how most of those highway project revenues are based. Freyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 budget recommendations were quite similar to the 2013 budget: balanced and showing no increase in property taxes, with a net reduction of nearly six county positions and a similar-to-2013 $4.2 million debt service. That debt service is one area where Frey thinks the peak has been reached, and he showed a graph with a VRUWRI´PRXQWDLQÂľZLWKWKHFXUUHQWĂ&#x20AC;VFDO\HDUDVWKH peak. Frey thinks that will allow some future room for possible capital investment down the road, for items such as a new or refurbished highway structure and possibly for rehabilitation, if needed, to the current county government center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be an opportunity in a few years for capital investment,â&#x20AC;? he said. The 2014 total expenditures and revenues would be right around $56.338 million with a proposed levy of just

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;General agreement that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather pay for blood pressure drugs than for a full coronary (procedure),â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to concentrate more on prevention.â&#x20AC;? Frey also looked to the future in several ways, such as how the county connects with the residents and how they should begin to embrace the future on things like - Dana Frey virtual visits, text messaging and real-time video. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an example, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t text (message) 911, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take pictures and send it (to 911 emergency dispatchers) under $21 million, which is nearly identical to the 2013 when you see an accident, or send video, etcetera. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re behind the times,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting that the conversion number and technically about $5,550 less. The rough breakdown of where each taxpayer dollar is being discussed, but that it is not cheap and may cost goes was also similar to 2013, with the great bulk of the several hundred thousand dollars. He suggested the possibility of streamlining the enmoney going to law enforcement and the court system, at about 37 percent. Other major portions of each dollar tire customer service approach, with one-stop-shopping, going to health and human services at 22 percent, debt with a sort of dispatch system for contacts with queries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about real customer service,â&#x20AC;? Frey opined. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We service at 19 percent, highway at 14 percent and all remaining 8 percent of those dollars going to a variety of need to make it easy to give services ... a one-stop shop.â&#x20AC;? He noted similar programs in places like New Orleans, services. )UH\QRWHGWKHFRQWLQXHGVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJUHGXFWLRQVZKLFK where they have a One Stop App system that makes acwhen factoring in the recent decision to eliminate home cess much more simple, and a Chicago program that health care, amounts 423.87 full-time equivalent employ- shows where every snowplow is in real-time. )UH\VXJJHVWHGWKDWWKHVDYLQJVDQGHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\RIVXFK ees, a reduction of almost 40 FTEs since 2008. He also noted again the lack of return on most invest- a system would eliminate the need for separate recepments, and sought any and all possible ideas that may tionists in every county department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot we really can do ... in the way we interoffer a better return. Frey also speculated that the county is likely to see a act,â&#x20AC;? Frey said. As for what is next in the county budget process, the reversal of the dramatic loss in property values, which has amounted to over 19 percent since 2008, among the ERDUGDSSURYHGWKHSUHVHQWDWLRQDVDĂ&#x20AC;OLQJRIWKHSURposed budget, while also noting that the various govworst in the state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to believe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at the bottom,â&#x20AC;? he said, add- erning committees will review the process and make ing that the county is slowly starting to see an interest in recommendations to the full board in each department, construction starts for the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I expect a more rapid WKHQVHQGLWWRWKHFRXQW\Ă&#x20AC;QDQFHFRPPLWWHHIRUVLPLODU UHYLHZVZKHUHWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOGUDIWZLOOJREHIRUHWKHERDUG value increase because of that (when it happens).â&#x20AC;? He noted again that the levy impact is nearly static for by Oct. 15 for publication. The full county board has until then for amendments the third straight year, and while Frey said it shows the Ă&#x20AC;VFDOUHVWUDLQWWKHFRXQW\ERDUGKDVWULHGWRPDNHWKHLU DQG ZLOO DSSURYH WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO EXGJHW DW WKHLU 1RYHPEHU meeting. rule, he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see that as continuing much longer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know what the process is, the time frame and â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re close to the end of when we can hold the levy (static),â&#x20AC;? Frey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some departments are such,â&#x20AC;? county board Chairman William Johnson IV said. strapped.â&#x20AC;? Frey spent some time outlining the reforms in person- ,QRWKHUERDUGEXVLQHVV â&#x20AC;˘ The board informally discussed the upcoming imnel the county has tried to implement, to not only reduce WKHODUJHQXPEHURIMREFODVVLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQVRYHUDQGFRQ- pact on reimbursement for a smaller, 15-member board, tinue to try to adjust organizational performance, in the which will occur next year at the spring elections. At name of simplicity, fairness and in the best interest of the issue is how to adjust the committee structure, reimbursement rates and even the meeting scheduling for a county and its employees. Those changes will make for easier promotional and smaller board with fewer committees. Several ideas have emerged, including the possibility transferring possibilities, as well as performance-based of meeting twice a month, for longer periods to eliminate pay increases, to reduce the across-the-board increases. He noted the adjustment in entry-level position sala- pell-mell meeting times for committees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea is to meet twice a month, so we fully know ULHVDVZHOODVDFRQYHUVLRQRIVRPHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVLQWRVDODU\ considerations, a change in paid-time-off policy, which whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on,â&#x20AC;? Supervisor Patricia Schmidt sughas resulted in a major reduction in sick time, approach- gested. Supervisor Russ Arcand noted an idea to have essening 10,000 employee hours. Frey also recommended several changes in how the tially a committee/informational meeting day and then county approaches health insurance and wellness and an action/decision day later, but there are also questions sees things such as wellness and health screenings as of statutory elements and requirements for some committees, that county attorney Jeff Fuge will investigate being in the best interest of the county, in many ways. for some of the options. The ideas are still being weighed, but the issue of reimbursement may also be a legal one, as they need to set those rates, without knowing how the upcoming, VPDOOHUERDUGZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QDOL]HWKHLUFRPPLWWHHVWUXFWXUH The discussion of having several options on reimbursement for each possibility may not meet legal standards, Fuge noted, as would the suggestion of essentially 3RON &RXQW\ making supervisors salaried employees to overcome the $ G P L Q L V W U D W R U reimbursement issue. 'DQD )UH\ XVHG â&#x20AC;˘ The board had a moment of silence to start the meetWKLV GLFHG XS GRO ing, noting the death last week of District 21 Supervisor ODU ELOO JUDSKLF WR Neil L. Johnson of Star Prairie. Services for Johnson were VKRZURXJKO\KRZ held in recent days. 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Take a day trip to Bayfield apple orchards with Luck Community Ed LUCK - Enjoy a day trip this fall up WR WKH %D\Ă&#x20AC;HOG DUHD /XFN &RPPXQLW\ Education is coordinating a bus trip on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to visit two apple orchards and view the fall colors surrounding Lake Superior. Croix Valley Coaches

will transport the group in cushy style. The pickup location will be in Luck at 7:30 a.m. with other locations designated as needed. This trip date was selected to SUHFHGH%D\Ă&#x20AC;HOG¡VDQQXDO$SSOH)HVWLYDO taking place Oct. 4-6.

ADRC and UW-Extension to hold Final Affairs seminar Sept. 26 SIREN - The ADRC of Northwest Wisconsin and UW-Extension of Polk County invite residents of Burnett and Polk counties to attend â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Affairs: A Guide to Arranging Your Personal and Legal Issues.â&#x20AC;? This free, daylong program will focus on topics necessary in planning for the future as people grow older. The day will feature trusted professionals and community members as speakers. Those in

The day will include a visit to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in $VKODQGOXQFKLQ%D\Ă&#x20AC;HOG²EULQJ\RXU own and sit at a table by the shoreline, or walk to one of several restaurants close by â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and tour and taste test a variety of fruits and products at two orchards. The cost of the trip is $35. Please reserve

your spot on the bus ASAP, as thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 30-person minimum and 44-person maximum on the motor coach bus. Contact Luck Community Education coordinator Amy Aguado at 715-472-2152, ext. 103, or email amya@lucksd.k12.wi.us. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Luck Community Ed

attendance will gain knowledge of endof-life issues, learn communication skills and connect with community resources. The seminar will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Siren. Preregistration is required by Sept. 19. Contact UW-Extension at 715-485-8600 for more information and to register. - from UW-Extension

Evers names 167 Title 1 Schools of Recognition MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; State Superintendent Tony Evers announced 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2013-14 academic year. This is an honor that recognizes success in educating students from low-income families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a great way to start the school year,â&#x20AC;? Evers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By recognizing schools for their success at educating our students, we put the focus where it belongs: on our children.â&#x20AC;? All award-winning schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. Schools received awards in three categories: High-achieving, high-progress and EHDWLQJWKHRGGVEDVHGRQVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FFULWHria. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award recipients include 14 high-achieving and 26 high-progress schools. Six schools earned awards in both the high-achieving and high-progress categories. Overall, 131 elementary schools, 23 middle or junior high schools and 13 high schools earned awards. The state superintendent will host an awards program at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to further recognize Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition award recipients. Each school will receive a plaque and $500 for use by the school. During the awards ceremony, nine VFKRROVZLOOUHFHLYHĂ DJVIRUHDUQLQJWKH

Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition DZDUGIRUĂ&#x20AC;YHFRQVHFXWLYH\HDUVDQGĂ&#x20AC;YH schools will receive banners for earning the award for 10 consecutive years. One school, Marengo Valley School in the Ashland School District, has earned the award for all 11 years of the program. Four local schools receiving recognition in the beating the odds category include Frederic Elementary School for the seventh consecutive year, Unity Elementary School, Webster Elementary School for WKH Ă&#x20AC;IWK FRQVHFXWLYH \HDU DQG :HEVWHU Middle School for the seventh consecutive year. Additional criteria to qualify in the beating the odds category include being in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state and having above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade FRQĂ&#x20AC;JXUDWLRQVDQGSRYHUW\OHYHOV â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff and administration of these schools are committed to breaking the link between poverty and low academic achievement through rigorous programming and attention to student needs,â&#x20AC;? Evers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The partnerships these schools create among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members and the community provide an educational environment that supports childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learning so our students graduate college and career ready.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Community Care of Central Wisconsin expands to Northwest Wisconsin counties STEVENS POINT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Community Care RI&HQWUDO:LVFRQVLQKDVEHHQQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGE\ the Wisconsin Department of Health Services that its response to a recent Request for Proposal to contract as a Managed Care Organization delivering managed long-term care in 11 Northwest Wisconsin counties was ranked the highest among organizations responding to the RFP. As a result, Community Care of Central Wisconsin will be offered a contract to deliver the state of Wisconsin Family Care program, effective Jan. 1, 2014, to UHVLGHQWV RI $VKODQG %DUURQ %D\Ă&#x20AC;HOG Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties. NorthernBridges is the current Managed Care Organization operating the Family Care Program in this service region. Community Care of Central WisconVLQLVDUHJLRQDOVWDWHFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGPDQDJHG long-term care organization headquartered in Stevens Point and currently contracts with the state to deliver the Family Care program to over 3,400 north central Wisconsin residents in the counties of Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage and Wood.

According to Jim Canales, CCCWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FKLHIH[HFXWLYHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHU´,WLVDQKRQRUWR have our response to this RFP ranked as WKHKLJKHVWDPRQJYHU\KLJKO\TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HG competing organizations. Our organization views this contract as a privilege to serve residents of northwestern Wisconsin, as an opportunity to expand our Commonunity-managed long-term care model that supports elders and adults with disabilities to a broader section of Wisconsin and to strengthen our position as a managed long-term care organization in the state.â&#x20AC;? Family Care is a state program operating in 57 Wisconsin counties that supports eligible elders and adults with physical and developmental disabilities through services and supports that encourage and increase independence and personal well-being. Nine MCOs operate throughout Wisconsin. More information about Family Care can be found at dhs.wisconsin.gov/LTCare. More information about CCCW can be found on the Web at communitycareofcentralwisconsin.org. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Community Care of Central Wisconsin

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Your right to know Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay on records request by Bill Lueders Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism On July 30, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on newly released emails between Scott Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign staff and county aides in 2010, back when the future governor was Milwaukee County executive. One email was from Cindy Archer, then a top county aide to Walker and his campaign staff, advising that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We may be responding too quickly,â&#x20AC;? to open records requests regarding a county parking structure collapse that killed a 15-year-old boy. The requests were from the state Democratic Party and the campaign of Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GOP primary opponent, which presumably wanted to use the tragedy to impugn Walker. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty low motivation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Walker, in a draft statement, aptly called it â&#x20AC;&#x153;disgustingâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Records

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Law does not allow a requesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motives to be taken into account. Archer, in one email, relayed that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Democratic rival for governor, was taking three months to even acknowledge the receipt of records requests. In another, she said her sense from Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign manager â&#x20AC;&#x153;is that we should be operating one step above ignoring them.â&#x20AC;? +DVLWFRPHWRWKLVWKDWSXEOLFRIĂ&#x20AC;cials in Wisconsin are in a kind of backwards race with each other to see who can take the longest to answer records requests? That may be. Delays are a growing problem for records requesters in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council recently updated its online list of Open Government Problem Areas and put long waits at the top. Some records custodians take much longer than others and may treat requesters differently. Delays may be indicative of disfavor, which is disappointing. The national People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the University of Wisconsin-Madison took until

late July to complete a records request PETA made in January and paid for in February. The university is seeking a blanket exemption from the law for certain research records. Earlier this year, I reported that the state Department of Administration took 352 days to satisfy one records request â&#x20AC;&#x201D; coincidentally concerning $UFKHUZKREHFDPHDWRS'2$RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO until abruptly resigning in September 2011, shortly before her Madison home was raided by the FBI (long story). An analysis showed that DOA, on average, took 24 days to answer the more WKDQUHTXHVWVLWUHFHLYHGLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW half of 2012. Requests from businesses were answered in an average of 17 days; those from media took an average of 56 days. Political and advocacy groups also experienced longer waits, the analysis found. Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Records Law states that custodians should handle records requests â&#x20AC;&#x153;as soon as practicable and without delay.â&#x20AC;? The state attorney JHQHUDO¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FHZKLFKKDVVWDWXWRU\ authority to interpret and enforce the law, advises that most simple requests should receive a response within 10

working days. %XWEH\RQGWKDWWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHKDVQRW wanted to press the issue of how long is too long. In 2009, it told a requester that it was unable to say whether the 2-1/2 months he had waited for records he paid $700 for was unreasonable, since the request may have been timeconsuming. Pretend to read my lips, 2-1/2 months is too long. Yes, responding to records requests takes staff resources and time. But the ODZVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\LQVWUXFWVJRYHUQPHQW RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVLQ:LVFRQVLQWKDWSURYLGLQJ access to records â&#x20AC;&#x153;is declared to be an essential function of a representative government and an integral part of the URXWLQHGXWLHVRIRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVDQGHPSOR\ees.â&#x20AC;? In other words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;whenever we get around to itâ&#x20AC;? is not good enough.

Siren, we are able to provide this opportunity to the community. We will host a free nationwide simulcast event called Harvest America, featuring top Christian artists plus a clear gospel presentation from evangelist Greg Laurie. On Sunday evening, Sept. 29, Harvest America will be streamlined live from

the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to hundreds of various locations across this great country. Siren Covenant will be one of the many venues hosting this exciting simulcast event on a large screen starting at 5:30 p.m. This is a time to invite all those you have a burden in your heart for, that

might normally not come to church. We envision this as an opportunity to invite those who have a limited faith in our Lord, to have that opportunity to know him in this presentation. Much like the Rev. Billy Graham, following Greg Laurieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life-changing proclamation of the gospel, he will give an invitation to all attendees to make their own decision. The evening will also have music by our own worship team as well as groups live from the center. Those appearing will be The Katinas, Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp and Need to Breathe. A freewill offering will be taken. What better way than to close a week of activities during Sirenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harvest Festival Days than to attend the Harvest America event at Siren Covenant Church? For more information about the simulcast go to harvestamerica.com.

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Health insurance: Big changes happening â&#x20AC;&#x153;What am I going to do about health insurance?â&#x20AC;? the woman at the picnic recently asked me. She had no health insurance and had several health problems. In the next several weeks big changes are happening related to health insurance. Open enrollment will begin Oct. 1, for a new competitive Health Insurance Marketplace for small businesses and those who buy insurance on their own. Health plans will go into effect in January 2014. Those who have insurance through HIRSP, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high-risk pool, will be required to transition to private coverage through the marketplace. The recently passed state budget made changes to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BadgerCare program. Under those changes, parents, currently covered by BadgerCare that make over $15,500 for a couple, will receive a letter soon telling them they will lose coverage through the state and must sign up for a private plan through the marketplace. About 90,000 people are expected to lose BadgerCare coverage by the end of this year. In the counties that make up the 31st Senate District over 4,000 people

Ă&#x20AC;UP WROG PH ´:H DUH DOVR SODQQLQJ many information meetings to help answer questions.â&#x20AC;? He shared that folks really like the personal service they receive from an agent. In addition, those withRXW,QWHUQHWDFFHVVĂ&#x20AC;QGLWPXFKHDVLHUWR 31st District work with a local agent. Senate In addition to insurance agents and brokers, there will be specially trained and are affected by this change. But, for the woman I met at the picnic, FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGLQGLYLGXDOVZKRWRKHOSSHRSOH the news is good. Beginning in January apply for health insurance through the people making less than $11,500 a year PDUNHWSODFH7KHVHFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGDSSOLFDWLRQ will be eligible for the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BadgerCare counselors and licensed navigators will program. These folks should contact not only help individuals but can assist their local county health department to VPDOOEXVLQHVVSHRSOHĂ&#x20AC;QGKHDOWKLQVXUreceive instructions on how to sign up. DQFHSODQVWKDWĂ&#x20AC;WWKHLUQHHGV I recently spoke with a former busiLocal consortiums (counties working WRJHWKHU  DUH VWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJ XS WR SUHSDUH IRU ness owner in Trempealeau County. He over 80,000 people who will be eligible always provided health insurance to his employees but found premiums very exfor BadgerCare beginning next year. All other individuals who will be pur- pensive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was at a competitive disadchasing insurance through the Health vantage because my big box competitors Insurance Marketplace can go to Health- did not provide coverage for their emCare.gov for information. There is also ployees,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Small Business Heath Option Proa toll-free call center available to help answer questions 24 hours a day, seven gram will give small employers some days a week. The toll-free number is 800- of the advantages large employers have today. Small businesses may be able to 318-2596. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spoken with many local agents qualify for health insurance tax credits. and brokers who are preparing for the If a business has fewer than 25 full-time H[SHFWHGLQĂ X[RIQHZFXVWRPHUVLQ2F- equivalent employees with an average tober. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hired new agents,â&#x20AC;? one salary of $50,000 or less, the business can qualify for up to 50 percent of the pre-

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mium paid for employees insurance. In addition, these businesses are now able to buy less expensive insurance through the new competitive marketplace. Small employers can go to Healthcare.gov or call the special SHOP phone QXPEHU7RĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWLIWKH\ qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax credit, employers can visit IRS. gov for more information and resources. As Oct. 1 approaches, people will see more education and outreach efforts in their counties and communities. I will have updated information in my SenDWHRIĂ&#x20AC;FH3HRSOHFDQUHDFKP\RIĂ&#x20AC;FHE\ calling 877-763-6636. I will also be putting updated information on my Senate website at legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/ vinehout The Affordable Care Act is already making it easier for people to get, keep DQGDIIRUGKHDOWKFDUHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV,WKHOSV protect consumers from discriminatory insurance practices, allows children up at age 26 stay on their parents health insurance, provides free wellness and prevention care, and strengthens coverage for those on Medicare. And the new marketplace will give Wisconsinites answers to their questions about affordable coverage.

Mike Rust to present information on Affordable Care Art AMERY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that roll out over a period of four years. Open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins Oct. 1, meaning that individuals and small busiQHVVHV FDQ EX\ DIIRUGDEOH DQG TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HG KHDOWKEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WSODQVLQDQHZWUDQVSDUHQW and competitive insurance marketplace. Middle- and low-income families will

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that was neither contemplated nor funded in the law. Most Wisconsinites, providers, consumers and advocates alike, are confused about what is required of them under the ACA. For this reason, the Democratic Party of Polk County has

announced a public informational meeting set for Thursday evening, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the Amery Regional Medical Center. Presenter Mike Rust of rural Amery has been working for years to provide health-care options for Polk County residents through ABC for Rural Health and HealthWatch. He is well-versed on the ACA and eager to share his knowledge with others. This free event is open to the public. For more information call 715-557-1127. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Democratic Party of Polk County

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stopped less than a block later. However, while the driver did stop, the XQQDPHGPDQĂ HGWKHFDURQIRRWDQGUDQ IURPWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHU$WODVWUHSRUWKHZDVVWLOO on the lam. by Greg Marsten The manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, and car driver, is Leader staff writer $0(5<²$Q$PHU\SROLFHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUQR- now facing a felony charge of attempting ticed a man behind a downtown tavern WRHOXGHSROLFHDIWHUVKHLJQRUHGWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;who has a no-drink bond provision and, cerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial call for stopping and instead WULHGWRGULYHDZD\7KHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUWKHQXVHG ZKLOH WKH RIĂ&#x20AC;FHU WULHG WR the squad car to give chase. get a random preliminary â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sounds like it was a very short chase,â&#x20AC;? breath test to see if he was Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson said. violating his bond, the man The driver pulled over on Keller Avenue LQVWHDGĂ HGWKHVFHQHZLWK a short time later and was taken into cushis mother in a car, and tody. She has been named as Tammy S. ODWHUĂ HGRQIRRW Johnson, 47, Amery. According to the prob5HS6HDQ'XII\WRRNDKLJK Johnson appeared before Judge Molly able cause report, the inci-RKQVRQ GaleWyrick later that day, where she ILYHGRZQORZDWWKH2VFHROD dent occurred early in the placed a $2,500 signature bond and a )DLUSDUDGHRQ6DWXUGD\6HSW morning hours on Thursday, Sept. 5, in an alley behind a down- Monday, Sept. 30, court appearance on the 3KRWRE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ charge. town tavern. The wanted man was not named in the  $IWHU WKH RIĂ&#x20AC;FHU DWWHPSWHG WR JHW WKH manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath test, instead of complying, report, but witnesses apparently did conthe man got into his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car and Ă&#x20AC;UPWKDWWKHPDQKDGLQGHHGEHHQGULQNWKH\DWWHPSWHGWRĂ HHWKHVFHQHEXWZHUH ing with Johnson in the tavern.

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by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer SIREN - If everything goes well, Siren Village could have between $900,000 and $1,500,000 worth of updates to the water utility for as little as $200,000 in village IXQGVĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHGDWDYHU\ORZLQWHUHVWUDWH The village board has already applied DQG TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HG IRU D '15 6DIH 'ULQNLQJ :DWHU ORDQ  6RPH RI WKH ORDQ TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HV for principal forgiveness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making it essentially a grant. The village board also applied for a Community Development Block Grant this month. The CDBG covers expenses not covered by the safe drinking water program and could cover up to 30 percent of the project costs. The board still has time to make the Ă&#x20AC;QDO GHFLVLRQ RQ ZKDW SURMHFWV ZLOO EH SDUWRIWKHXWLOLW\XSJUDGHDQGWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDO costs will depend on how many projects are completed. But there is one hitch. The water utility will technically pay for the utility upgrade over the next 20 years. Currently, the water utility is losing money, so the rates will have to be raised enough to break even plus pay for the village share of the utility upgrade. The Siren Village Board voted to start the process to raise water rates on Thursday, Sept. 5. An application will be sent to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Service Commission, and they will recommend new water rates that will both cover the losses and pay for upgrades in a few months. A rate hike of about 28 percent will cover the current losses, and it is expected the PSC will recommend a rate increase of at least 30 percent, maybe more. A residential home with 1,000 gallons of usage would have the bill rise from $9.91 a month to $12.88 a month with a 30-percent increase. A larger business

with a 3-inch meter and 76,000 gallons of usage now pays $220.89 a month and would pay $287.16 a month with a 30-percent increase. Naturally, the increase would be larger if the rate hike is more than 30 percent. The sewer costs are not included in the expected rate hike. Although the sewer and water are included in the same bill, it is only the water rates that are expected to increase by at least 30 percent.

1HZ-RKQ'HHUHORDGHU The board voted to purchase a new John Deere loader for $147,100. After the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1999 loader is traded in, the balance will be $115,280. Of this amount, ZLOOEHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHGIRUVL[\HDUVDW $2.65-percent interest. The balance will be paid for with existing funds. The loader was purchased this year to avoid an expected 8- to 10-percent increase in loader prices starting next year. Next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s model also requires a fuel additive to operate and the village board avoids this requirement by purchasing a loader now. 8SGDWHVWRRXWGRRUUHFUHDWLRQSODQ The board updated the comprehensive outdoor recreation three-year plan. On the wish list is a second rest room at Crooked Lake Park, a rest room at Clear Lake Park and a rest room and drinking fountain near the school. The wish list also includes a new boat ramp at Clear Lake Park, a regulation disc golf course in the village and a path from the school to the southern village limits that would provide access to the ballpark and Clear Lake Park.

Edible and medicinal plants at Interstate Park ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kelley A. Hagenbuch, D.C., M.H., is a practicing herbalist in Taylors Falls, Minn. Both adults and children age 8 and older will enjoy her OLYHO\SUHVHQWDWLRQDQGVKRUWKLNHWRĂ&#x20AC;QG out about edible and medicinal plants that grow wild in our area. Meet at the Ice Age Center Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 a.m.

Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. The programs are free, but a Wisconsin state park sticker is required to enter the park. For more information call Julie at 715-483-3747. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Interstate Park

Wisconsin considers keeping nonviolent teen offenders in juvenile court by Gilman Halsted Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Wisconsin is moving slowly toward changing the age at which teenagers are automatically treated as adults when they commit a crime. A bill introduced recently would allow 17-yearolds who commit nonviolent crimes to be tried in juvenile court. If it passes, the bipartisan bill would change a 1996 law that requires all 17-year-olds, no matter what their crime, be tried as adults. Wisconsin is one of only 11 states that treat teenage offenders under 18 as adults. Former Dane County Judge Patrick Fiedler said the change the bill proposes is long overdue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe it does make our commuQLW\VDIHUWRJLYHQRQYLROHQWĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPH offending 17-year-olds a second chance,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for Wisconsin to look forward and return nonviolent 17-yearolds to juvenile court and truly give them a second chance.â&#x20AC;? Some backers of the bill, like Milwaukee state Rep. Fred Kessler, would like to see the change affect 17-year-olds who commit both violent and nonviolent crimes. Kessler predicts this more moderate change will keep a lot of juvenile offenders out of adult prisons where they are likely to go on to become adult offenders.

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Farmers cut crops as western Wisconsin returns to drought by Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Farmers in western Wisconsin are facing some tough decisions as the region has slipped back into severe drought. That means many are cutWLQJFURSVHDUO\DQGWDNLQJDĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOKLW The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that most of the western half of the state is facing a moderate drought, but for counties like Dunn, Eau Claire, Trempealeau, Buffalo and Pepin, the drought is severe. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad news for farmers just now beginning to harvest their crops. Mark Hagedorn is Eau Claire Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UW-Extension agriculture agent. He says the lack of rain this summer has kept corn from maturing. He says many farmers are chopping their cash crops to feed their cattle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a lot of producers who were wanting to take grain to the market in the fall, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re removing that option from the table,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re immediately taking a step that probably is taking some Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDOQHJDWLYLW\WRLWÂľ Soybeans are taking a hit, too. Hagedorn says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been too dry for them to produce SRGVĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKEHDQVZLWKRXWLUULJDWLRQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of discussion as to whether these beans should be left and plowed down, [or] whether they should be left in hopes that you can still maybe harvest 10

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at the school at peak times,â&#x20AC;? Murphy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With generally a better presence at the school.â&#x20AC;? Blesi and Peck also noted the volunteer crossing guards at the school. by Greg Marsten â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (the volunteers) donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to do Leader staff writer that,â&#x20AC;? Peck said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their dedication is apST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project was preciated.â&#x20AC;? eight years in the coming,â&#x20AC;? St. Croix Falls Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report also noted that the pocity Administrator Joel Peck said to the lice department underwent crisis training cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s common council about the approxiat the school late last month, along with PDWHO\PLOOLRQLQERQGĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLQJWKH members of the Osceola Police Departcouncil approved to pay for their portion ment. of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pending wastewater treatâ&#x20AC;˘ Library director Sarah Adams gave ment plant. an update on several issues, including The action came during the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible county changes to the so-called regular meeting Monday, Sept. 9, where Act 150 funding reimbursements, where they approved the bond taxes to pay for municipal library services After a short discussion, piggybacking are collected in response to rural use. on past presentations, discussions and &RQVWUXFWLRQLVZHOOXQGHUZD\RQWKHQHZKHDGZRUNVEXLOGLQJIRUWKHQHZ6W&URL[)DOOVVHZHU Adams said she may seek a formal enseveral meetings, the council approved dorsement from the council to support a a plan to fund their $7.556 million por- SODQWz3KRWRVE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ proposal to more fully fund such rural tion of the $11.697 million project by using state Clean Water Fund bonding at proximately 17 percent of the entire state rate digesters , and then put both of them use with an increased contribution to cover those costs. of Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point source total into the online when they are completed. 2.62-percent interest over 20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our city is (currently) subsidizing that The city will begin to pay for the new Several incarnations of council have riverway, for the full length of the western discussed, debated, investigated and border. With the new plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s completion WWTP facility in 2015, and will essen- (rural) use by about 30 percent,â&#x20AC;? Adams planned for a new plant, meant to reduce in the spring of 2015, that point-source tially create a dedicated account to draw said. She also outlined several pending grant the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volume and concentration of percentage will be at approximately 3 money from over the construction phase, using the CWF bonding money. If they do programs. percent. phosphorus into the St. Croix Riverway. â&#x20AC;˘ Peck gave a brief outline on what â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently at four times the legal not use the full amount, it will not need to By approving the CWF bonding the city actually pays toward the WanniEHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHG SURPSWO\WKHFLW\ZLOOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WIURPDQLQ- limit,â&#x20AC;? Peck said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important.â&#x20AC;? The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end of the project is meant to gan Days celebration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All in, it comes to In a later interview, Peck noted that the centive program that will forgive $500,000 of the that $7.556 million bill, meaning actual reduction of point-source phos- be self-supporting, in essence by the cus- $12,227, but some of that we would probWKH\ DUH DFWXDOO\ Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLQJ MXVW RYHU  phorous is actually much, much more tomers, by the adjusted water and sewer ably have had to do if Wannigan Days than the 14 percent that it might seem. fees. In effect, the overall city sewer rates took place or not,â&#x20AC;? he said, citing items million for the facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually much, much less. That will increase by approximately 75 percent like electrical upgrades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found it to be the best funding soThat number for contribution includes lution,â&#x20AC;? Peck said, a comment echoed by (point-source percentage of phospho- to pay for the system, although it would rous) is exponential,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting that have been much higher - as much as 112 efforts from the public works, police, no Mayor Brian Blesi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the administration has done a the new WWTP will dramatically reduce percent, had they not moved to use cur- parking signs, etc. But one of the major lot of due diligence,â&#x20AC;? Blesi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the that volume of phosphorous and also rent Tax Incremental Financing funds to costs is required by the state Department of Transportation to allow for WashingEHVWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLQJSDFNDJH2YHU\HDUVLW PDNH WKH FLW\¡V Ă&#x20AC;QDO SHUFHQWDJH RI WKDW offset a portion of the costs. The state Public Service Commission ton Street closure of the celebration, and gets the impact to rate payers down to ac- smaller amount much less of what the forces the city to collect 110 percent of the not just the parade. ceptable levels ... but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pay more for entire state contributes. WisDOT requires the city to have elec:KLOH WKH QHZ ::73 GRHV VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;- estimated costs of a new sewer system a while.â&#x20AC;? The WWTP project is well under way cantly reduce the phosphorous amounts, through rate increase, which will allow tronic message boards to divert and warn and has been for some time, through Dell LWGRHVLQFUHDVHRWKHUSRWHQWLDOHIĂ XHQWV for any reduction in usage that may occur WUDIĂ&#x20AC;FPDLQO\WUXFNVDERXWWKHGHWRXU ´7UDIĂ&#x20AC;FFRQWUROLVRQHRIWKHWUXHKLGConstruction of Eau Claire. That portion, such as sludge, which requires the city from the higher rates. The TIF assistance for the new sewer den costs,â&#x20AC;? Blesi stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We maybe need approximately $4.14 million, is being paid to address the issue though an increased for by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sludge storage production facilities, as plant means the new adjusted rates will WRDVNLVLWWUXO\MXVWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRUZDQWHGÂľ â&#x20AC;˘ The council approved using Bowmar be reduced for volume charges from $7.88 which is overseeing the construction of well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our main objective is phosphorus re- down to $7.11 per 100 cubic feet of usage. Appraisals for their upcoming 2014 rethe new headworks building and also the major underground River Street infra- duction,â&#x20AC;? Peck stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we will have That fee is meant to pay for approximately valuation. The city had two bids, and the Bowmar proposal allowed for the costs to DPXFKFOHDQHUHIĂ XHQWRYHUDOOÂľ 85 percent of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall charges. structure. 7KH $UP\ &RUSV Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO HQG RI WKH 5HVLGHQWLDOĂ&#x20AC;[HGXVHUUDWHVZLOOJRXS be spread over two years, as opposed to a The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portion of the project is primarily in the existing treatment plant, SURMHFW ZDV Ă&#x20AC;UVW DSSURYHG E\ WKH 86 dramatically over the current rates, but major upfront cost with a reduced mainwhere they are essentially converting Congress in 2005 and is scheduled to be with the TIF assistance, they will also tenance fee later. The city last did a comprehensive rethe system from an anaerobic digestion completed by early in 2014. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be less of an increase by approximately processing to aerobic digestion, to reduce portion of the WWTP has been debated at $2 per month. Those rates are based on valuation in 2005, and the residential the amount of phosphorus the city expels length on how to best pay their end, but meter line size, with the typical residen- valuation has likely changed or decreased with the bonding resolution approval, it tial 5/8-inch meter rates set at $9.23/ dramatically across the board since, while into the St. Croix River. That process is meant to dramatically is on track to be completed in March 2015. month, up from the current $7.32/month, the commercial property values have held They will be able to implement the new with incremental increases as the lines in- generally steady in the city. reduce the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level of so-called pointRoger Koske of Bowmar said they source phosphorous emissions into the system seamlessly once completed, as crease in size to 4 inches, which are large would begin the process of revaluations river, which currently amounts to ap- they will essentially maintain two sepa- commercial applications. The new WWTP headworks building is in January and would do drive-by and beginning to take shape and will have a walk-throughs of all improved properties likely life of at least 40 years, while the in the city, meaning any parcel or lot that updated plant has a shorter life expec- has a structure. Koske said they will analyze, look at tancy, about 24 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The scary part is, about the time we buildings and walk through each propstop paying on it (the new WWTP), is erty over several months, and will also when we need to think about paying for analyze sales for actual references. Koske said they will also use the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website a new (WWTP),â&#x20AC;? Peck said. The council was unanimous in their ap- and other resources to get the word out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll work with the city to get the proval of the resolution authorizing the word out,â&#x20AC;? he said. They will also have bond sale. ´7KLV Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLQJ KDVEHHQYHWWHGEDFN- WZRKRXUVRIRIĂ&#x20AC;FHWLPHHDFKPRQWKRYHU ward and forward,â&#x20AC;? Peck stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And several months, to address resident concerns or questions. again, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ The board approved the appointments of Kathy Martins and Jodi Wolff ,QRWKHUFRXQFLOEXVLQHVV â&#x20AC;˘ Police Chief Erin Murphy discussed to the city library board. Both women changes the department has in store for are school district employees, and Blesi a greater concentration of time at the St. praised their selection. Â&#x2021; 7KH Ă&#x20AC;UH GHSDUWPHQW ZLOO KDYH DQ Croix Falls School District. Mayor Blesi and Chief Murphy met with members of RSHQKRXVHRQ2FWDWWKHĂ&#x20AC;UHKDOOIURP the school board over the summer in re- SP7KH\ZLOOKDYHDOLYHNLWFKHQĂ&#x20AC;UH sponse to a request for more visible pres- demonstration, as well as a high-angle 7KLVVLJQVKRZVWKHQHZ::73LQGRZQWRZQ6W&URL[)DOOVFRQVWUXFWLRQ rescue off the roof using rapelling gear ence at the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have more community policing and an example of an auto extrication.

New community bike ride welcomes community partners and visitors SIREN - Communities United in EducaWLRQDQQRXQFHVLWVĂ&#x20AC;UVW7RXUGH3XPSNLQ to be held on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Tour de Pumpkin will coincide with Harvestfest, a hallmark of the fall season in Siren. Tour de Pumpkin is a scenic, rural bicycle tour through central Burnett County. The ride meanders at a rolling, social pace and is designed to encourage cyclists of all ages and skill levels to participate. Three separate routes appeal to various skill levels: 20-mile Tour de Pumpkin, 10-mile Pumpkin Pedaller, and four-mile

Family Fun Ride. With special permission from Burnett County, a portion of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s routes include the Gandy Dancer Trail, where cyclists may observe scenic vistas of lakes, rivers and forests, as well as numerous opportunities to view wildlife. The 20mile route covers several hilly, rural, SDYHGURDGVZLWKORZYROXPHVRIWUDIĂ&#x20AC;F Two rest stops will be stocked with water, URRWEHHUĂ RDWVDQGDYDULHW\RIWUHDWVWR keep riders well-nourished along the way.

The Tour de Pumpkin begins and ends at Lodge Center Arena, 24185 1st Ave., Siren, WI 54872. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. Start time is 9:15 a.m. for 20mile, 10 a.m. for 10- and four-mile rides. Registration fee is $15, Under 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; free. Proceeds will support future educational and enrichment opportunities in the community. Details, including registration, can be found on CUEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at CUEclass.com or Facebook page, facebook. com/CommunitiesUnitedinEducation. Volunteers are needed to make the bike

ride safe and successful. To get involved, contact CUE at 715-349-7070. CUE provides lifelong learning opportunities in the community-centered school districts of Siren and Webster. For more information, visit CUEClass.com. submitted


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by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget at Unity School ended up about $85,000 in the black, and the school board Tuesday night, Sept. 10, took the unusual step of reducing the proposed 2013-14 tax levy by that amount. The budget is still preliminary, with some key numbers such as third-Friday enrollment and equalized property values not yet available, but the consensus of the board was that taxpayers deserved the break. 8QDXGLWHG Ă&#x20AC;JXUHV IURP WKH  school year, said district Administrator Brandon Robinson, show that the district was able to return $85,000 of the $9.3 million general fund tax levy to the fund balance. This year the full levy amount is $9,596,251, but the board is choosing to levy $85,000 less than that amount. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We run some risk in underlevying,â&#x20AC;? said board member Dave Moore. To underlevy is to assess less taxes than the allowable amount. By underlevying, the district risks losing that amount of tax revenue in future years, since the amount of revenue the district can raise in any given year is limited by the revenue of the previous year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still think we owe it to the district members to do our best,â&#x20AC;? said Moore, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and not stick it to them as much as Madison does.â&#x20AC;?

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that connects students to each other, to teachers and to resources, while doing the homework while at school with their teacher. There will be more â&#x20AC;&#x153;hybridâ&#x20AC;? coursework that integrates online with in-class learning. Students will be moving from memory work to productivity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about meeting the needs of the students,â&#x20AC;? said Robinson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our students are learning to use technology in productive and responsible ways, to become innovative leaders prepared for the future.â&#x20AC;?

3DUHQWFRPSODLQWV Stephanie Larsen, parent to children who are currently at Unity and who have graduated, shared several complaints with the board. Larsen spoke about the confusion her 8QLW\6FKRRO'LVWULFW$GPLQLVWUDWRU%UDQGRQ daughter is experiencing with the golf 5RELQVRQz3KRWRVE\0DU\6WLUUDW program, which is a cooperative program with Luck. According to Larsen, there has not been enough information passed maintain that higher level. Unity now receives less than 15 percent on to players or parents regarding times of its budget in the form of state aid. The and locations. Her second complaint was about the district took another â&#x20AC;&#x153;hitâ&#x20AC;? this year of at least $240,000, described by accounting chlorine smell of the pool, which she declerk Shannon Grindell as the largest hit scribed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;toxicâ&#x20AC;? and which aggravates her asthma even from a distance. She in the state. The budget will be presented to resi- VXJJHVWHGWKDWWKHVFKRROĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWZKDW dents of the school district at the annual other chemicals could be used. Larsen questioned the classes being district meeting scheduled for Monday, offered at the high school and asked Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. whether the offerings were student or administration driven. She said that Ac7HFKQRORJ\SODQ Unity is about halfway through its counting 1 should be mandatory, and that three-year technology plan, and Robinson higher-level English is needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want (students) flying provided the board with an update on the through high school and not learning use of technology in the district. Because the plan extends three years anything,â&#x20AC;? she said. Larsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements were made during into the future from when it is developed, he said, it must be â&#x20AC;&#x153;forward thinkingâ&#x20AC;? to the public comment portion of the meeting and, according to policy, the board anticipate rapidly changing technology. Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s update highlighted the cannot respond to those comments. Peways technology has been upgraded and terson said that school administration will implemented over the past year. The get back to her to discuss her questions. schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision for technology is to foster engaged and creative learners who are 2WKHUEXVLQHVV â&#x20AC;˘The Unity community picnic and responsible users of technology and will be innovative leaders prepared for college homecoming will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, and will include games, entertainment or careers. Over the past year, the district has pro- and informational booths. There will be a vided an iPad for every student in grades kid Zumba dance party, a bouncy house, six through 12. Elementary classrooms horse rides, wagon rides, and a petKDYHĂ&#x20AC;YHSHUFODVVURRP7KHĂ&#x20AC;EHURSWLF ting zoo from Otter Creek Ranch. Also network, wireless network and network planned are a remote-control air show, an infrastructure have all been upgraded. AYSO soccer kicking game and displays This year will see the completion of a from Unity Ambulance and the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to install an interactive white board department. The homecoming game is against Webster. A homecoming parade in each classroom. The whole idea, said Robinson, is to will take place Friday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. transform the learning experience to in Centuria. â&#x20AC;˘ The school is again partnering with open doors to more meaningful learning. The district will be moving toward the Polk County Museum to have trick´à LSSHGÂľFODVVURRPVZKHUHWKHOHVVRQV or-treating at the museum after school are done at home through technology Thursday, Oct. 31. Following trick-ortreating a free meal will be served at

Kramer elected as Assembly majority leader by Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Assembly Republicans have elected state Rep. Bill Kramer, of Waukesha, as their new majority leader. For Kramer, the majority leader position is a step up from the speaker pro tem job that he held for the past two sessions. ,W SODFHV KLP Ă&#x20AC;UPO\ RQ WKH $VVHPEO\ GOPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership team, which is run by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. Kramer said he thinks Vos has done a good job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to working very closely with Speaker Vos. And I believe that that is now my job and that will be what happens,â&#x20AC;? Kramer said. Kramer is not timid. As a freshman lawmaker in 2007, he alone interrupted Gov. Jim Doyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State of the State address to applaud a line in Doyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speech talking DERXWUHFRUGSURĂ&#x20AC;WVE\RLOFRPSDQLHV$V speaker pro tem, Kramer has occasionally cleared the Assembly gallery when protesters violate the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rules. Kramer also likes to crack jokes, sometimes to the delight of his colleagues, sometimes to their dismay. He was asked whether he might have to scale that back in his new job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is my goal. I think that was a PDMRUFRQFHUQZKHQ,Ă&#x20AC;UVWUDQIRUVSHDNHU

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by Scott Hoffman Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Saintâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volleyball team had a huge night taking GrantsEXUJWKUHHRXWRIĂ&#x20AC;YHJDPHVDQGĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ a very exciting night with a 15-11 win, VHQGLQJWKHFURZGRQWRWKHĂ RRULQFHOHEUDWLRQ7KHĂ&#x20AC;QDOVFRUHVZHUH 25, 25-18, 14-25 and 15-11. *UDQWVEXUJ FDPH RXW IDVW LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW game of the night. Pirate Carolyn Peterson served the Pirates to a seven-point lead before the Saints called a time-out to reorganize. After that the Saints turned things around and pushed Grantsburg to take a time-out with the Saints clawing back taking the lead 11-10. The game swayed back and forth ending up 25 -23 Saints. The Pirates fought hard in the second game. Hope Tucker had several huge saves off the net keeping the Pirates ahead, winning 25-15. The third game the Saints took the lead and kept it throughout, winning 25-18. Grantsburg came storming back in the fourth game leading all the way, winning 25-14. The Ă&#x20AC;IWKDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDOJDPHKDGWKH6DLQWVWDNLQJ the lead with the Pirates chipping away. Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach Deb AllamanJohnson called timeouts trailing the Saints DQGEHIRUHWKH6DLQWVĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\SXW them away 15-11. Coach Alyssa Notermann was very 6DLQWVSOD\HUVUHDFWDIWHUDQH[FLWLQJZLQRYHU*UDQWVEXUJWKDWZHQWWRILYHVHWVRQ7XHVGD\ pleased with her girls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an intense 6HSWz3KRWRVE\6FRWW+RIIPDQ Ă&#x20AC;YHJDPHVZLWKDORWRIPRPHQWXPVKLIWV but in the end we pulled it out. Our passing is getting stronger so we were able to really start running our offense.â&#x20AC;? The Saints scoring was as follows. Emma Wondra, 41 assists. Kierstyn Campbell led the Saints with 25 kills, Mariah Rohm 10 kills, Matti Gerlach, eight kills. Mariah Rohm led the Saints in digs with 13 followed by Kierstyn Campbell with 11, Hannah Peltier had nine. Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stat leader was Olivia Tucker with 17 kills and also led the digs category with 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not disappointed to lose a match, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of how hard the girls played. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up,â&#x20AC;? said Pirates coach Deb Allaman-Johnson, adding that the Pirates passing was solid, but they were beaten at the net in the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;SCF has a very good coach and she is utilizing her â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ideal ingredientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; very well,â&#x20AC;? Allaman-Johnson said.

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â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ SIREN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Frederic Knights of Columbus Council 6370 is hosting a Punt, Pass and Kick contest on Saturday, Sept. 21, on the Siren High Schol IRRWEDOOĂ&#x20AC;HOG. Boys and girls age 8-12, as of Aug. 31, 2013, are eligible to participate. as of Aug. 31, 2013. ContesWDQWVFDQVLJQXSDWWKHIRRWEDOOĂ&#x20AC;HOG between 9:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Starting time will be at 10:30 a.m. Girls will JRĂ&#x20AC;UVWDQGER\VZLOOIROORZ&RQWDFW Mike Murphy at 715-349-5233 or email mbmurphy@sirentel.net for more information, or visit sirenballpark.net. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ SPOKANE, Wash. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The St. Scholastica football team got their season under way against Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday, Sept. 7. Despite a 36-7 loss, St. Croix Falls native and senior wide receiver Cory GebhardUHFRUGHGKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVW touchdown of the season, catching a 19-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback, Ian Papenheim. Gebhard led the Saints with five receptions for 55 yards and the touchdown. The Saints home opener begins this Saturday, Sept. 14, in Duluth, Minn., against Iowa Wesleyan. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with information from csssaints.com â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ BEMIDJI, Minn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; College sophomore and Frederic graduate Tony Peterson is listed as a running back for the Bemidji State football team this season, and Colton Tretsven of Grantsburg is entering his freshman year with the Beavers as an offensive lineman. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with information from bsubeavers.com â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Friday, Sept. 13, Prescott at Somerset football game can be heard on 104.9 FM beginning at 7 p.m. The Ellsworth at Amery football game is being broadcast on 1260 AM beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sunday, Sept. 15, Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers game will be broadcast on 105.7 FM beginning at noon. The Sunday, Sept. 15, Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears game can be heard on 104.9 FM, beginning at noon. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete playing collegiate sports in 2013 who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been mentioned, send us an email or call and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take it from there. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger

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Volleyball continued :HEVWHU6LUHQ WEBSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Webster Tigers volleyball team remained undefeated with a win over Siren on Tuesday, Sept. 10, by scores of 25-17, 25-10, 23-25 and 26-24. Raelyn Tretsven had 10 kills while Alex Holmstrom had nine. Marissa Elliot had 13 digs and Holmstrom had three blocks. Emily Howe and Lizzie Stanford each had seven kills for the Dragons and HatWLH .REDOO KDG Ă&#x20AC;YH $XEULDQQDK /DUVRQ had 16 assists, and Larson, Howe and Koball each had three serving aces. )UHGHULF6SRRQHU LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Frederic volleyball won two out of three games over Spooner during a triangular held at Luck on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The scores were close, at 26-24, 19-25 and 16-14. Carly Gustafson had two kills and Lara Harlander and Lexi Domagala each had one. Harlander and Gustafson each had three aces, Brooke Claeys had four digs, Gustafson had three blocks and Makayla Arthurs and Brandi Bahr each had two assists. /XFN)UHGHULF LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Cardinals took care of Frederic in three sets on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during a triangular held at Luck. Scores were 25-8, 25-11 and 25-14. Bella Nelson led Luck with 13 kills, while Jenni Holdt had nine, and Hailey Foeller and Camille 0DUVWHQHDFK KDG Ă&#x20AC;YH NLOOV)RHOOHUKDG Ă&#x20AC;YH DFHV DQG 7HVVD &OHPHQVRQ KDG  assists. Nelson and Clemenson each had Ă&#x20AC;YHGLJVDQG:KLWQH\3HWHUVHQDQG.DWLH Pfaff each had four digs. For Frederic, Lexi Domagala had three kills and Carly Gustafson had two. Brooke Claeys had three digs, Gustafson two blocks and Brandi Bahr had three assists. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger

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Luck/Unity golfers battle the heat again Monday damage and play on,â&#x20AC;? said coach Chuck Holicky. Last Thursday, Sept. 5, Luck/Unity traveled to Barron to take on Barron and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser. Maddie Joy led by Marty Seeger the Luck/Unity golfers with a score of Leader staff writer 54, and Breanna Kohnen of Chetek-WeyLUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Luck/Unity golf team erhaeuser was the overall medalist with hosted Cumberland and Superior at the a score of 46. Luck Golf Course on Monday, Sept. 9, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The girls are starting to post some and once again battled through heat. more consistent scores, however, we are Luck/Unity lost the match and Emily An- still letting a hole or two get away from derson of Cumberland was the medalist us. It was a good effort by the girls,â&#x20AC;? with a 47. Holicky said. Luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jillian Klatt led the team with a Luck/Unity will be traveling to Solon VFRUHRIDQGVKRWKHUĂ&#x20AC;UVWHYHUELUGLH Springs for their next match this ThursCumberland was the overall winner by day, Sept. 12. just one stroke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a tough day for the girls. The 6DLQWVFRPSHWHDW+DPPRQG heat and the humidity was rising throughHAMMOND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saints golfers traveled RXW WKH PDWFK DQG WKH VFRUHV UHĂ HFWHG to Pheasant Hills Golf Course in Hamthat. We kind of took a step backwards mond on Thursday, Sept. 5, where they today. We are really struggling with placed sixth overall out of nine teams one or two holes destroying our round. from the Middle Border Conference. New We need to learn how to minimize the 5LFKPRQGĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGVWURQJZLWKDVFRUHRI

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Grantsburg fights back from 13-point deficit

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Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde appeared at

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wild-eyed monster, Mr. Hyde, appeared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I challenged our players at halftime and, even after allowing a quick score, they came right back and never quit. I was really proud of the way they responded and it feels great to start the conference season with a win.â&#x20AC;? Hale was also very complimentary of defensive coordinator John Dickenson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought coach Dickinson did a great job adjusting by changing defensive schemes and our guys finally started playing assignment football against the option.â&#x20AC;? Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joe Gaffney rushed for a seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-best 162 yards and a big touchdown. Pirates offense scorched Flambeau for 422 total yards. Leading the Pirate reFHLYHUVZDV$XVWLQ7KRUHHQZKRKDGĂ&#x20AC;YH catches for 79 yards and a touchdown, IROORZHGE\-RVK*ORYHUZKRFDXJKWĂ&#x20AC;YH passes for 52 yards and a touchdown. Hale is still hoping for a complete game. ´,WZDVDWDOHRIWZRKDOYHV,QWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW Flambeau came out strong, and we had a ton of missed assignments on defense and missed opportunities for big plays on offense.â&#x20AC;? Dickenson added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill King had two sacks and Corey Sandberg had DQRWKHU%URG\%RQQHYLOOHKDGĂ&#x20AC;YHWRWDO tackles and registered our only takeaway, an interception. After giving up a lot of yardage and having many blown assignments, the defensive line and lineEDFNHUV UHDOO\ VWHSSHG XS DQG Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG the game strong, holding Flambeau to RQO\WKUHHĂ&#x20AC;UVWGRZQVLQWKHVHFRQGKDOI while playing assignments sound.â&#x20AC;? Andrew Coy led the Pirates in tackles with six followed by Chandler Witzany with Ă&#x20AC;YHWDFNOHVWZREHKLQGWKHOLQHRIVFULPmage and two forced fumbles.

Frederic stopped by Cameron in first conference test

%UDG3HWHUVRQJRHVWRZRUNDJDLQVWD&DPHURQGHIHQGHURQ)ULGD\6HSWz3KRWRVE\%HFN\ $PXQGVRQ )UHGHULFVGHIHQVHLQFOXGLQJ-DU\G%UDGHQ1R+XQWHU'RGGV1RDQG3HWHU&KHQDO1R JRSXVKD&DPHURQSOD\HUWRWKHVLGHOLQH The Vikings defense, along with Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, was nearly spot on throughout the rest of the game, and Frederic allowed by Marty Seeger just 100 yards rushing to the Comets, who Leader staff writer FREDERIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Frederic football team PDQDJHG WR Ă&#x20AC;QG VRPH VXFFHVV WKURXJK made a statement in their opening drive the air. Heinsohn was 11 of 13 for 170 of the game against returning Lakeland yards with the touchdown and threw no North champion Cameron on Friday, interceptions. Frederic was able to put up over 300 Sept. 6. The Vikings marched right down WKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGDQGVFRUHGWRWDNHDOHDGEXW yards rushing and control the clock much Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense clamped down tight, of the way. They even forced three Comet and so did Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense, but it was turnovers, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convert those a late second-quarter score by the Comets yards into points. that proved the offensive difference in the game. With 2:38 to go in the second quarter, $9LNLQJVSDVVWR%HQ.XUNRZVNLZHQWLQ Cameron quarterback Kyle Heinsohn FRPSOHWHLQWKH9LNLQJVILQDOSDVVRIWKHJDPH connected with Lucas Morgan on a 34- LQDQDWWHPSWWRVFRUHDZLQQLQJWRXFKGRZQ yard pass play, and Marcus Brion ran the two-point conversion into the end zone on a sweep play.

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Area runners compete at Spooner invite SCFcompetesat StĆ CroixCentral by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer SPOONER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Tigers, Pirates and Vikings competed at the Spooner Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 5, with the Grantsburg boys taking second place overall with a score of 75 points, while Northwestern ended with a team score of 58. The Webster boys took eighth overall RXWRIWHDPVEXW%LOO\&RRSHUĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG sixth overall with a time of 18:43. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great night for a race. I really like the Spooner course. It is a challenging course with the hilly terrain, but what goes up must come down so there are some places to recover. It is a nice mix of open and wooded trails. Runners get a VHQVHRIDFFRPSOLVKPHQWDIWHUĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJD challenging course such as Spooner,â&#x20AC;? said Webster coach Roy Ward. Cooper had one sophomore and four seniors ahead of him including Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jacob Ohnstad who was second overall with a time of 17:31. First-place Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHU'DQLHO3HGHUVRQRI6SRRQHUKDG a time of 17:20. Pirate junior Richard Schneider took eighth overall with a time of 18:47, and senior Erland Olson took 10th with a time of 19:05. For the girls, it was Grantsburg in eighth place overall. They were led by Hallie Jensen with a time of 18:36. Mimi Thompson of Frederic was 14th overall with a time of 18:53. For the Tigers, Emilie Pope led the team with a time of 22:26, and Teagan Hollis

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Webster hosts home invite Madalyn Bolig, St. Croix Falls, Nicole Nelson, Frederic, Kendra Bramsen, Unity/ Luck and Kiera Bever, Unity/Luck. For the boys Jacob Ohnstad of Grantsburg continues to run strong and came in Ă&#x20AC;UVWRXWRIUXQQHUVZLWKDWLPHRI Henry Klein was second with a time of by Marty Seeger 17:17, and following them in the top 10 Leader staff writer WEBSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Webster hosted a small in- were Erland Olson of Grantsburg, Billy YLWDWLRQDORQ7XHVGD\6HSWZLWKĂ&#x20AC;YH Cooper, Webster, Richard Schneider, teams scoring for the girls, and the Saints Grantsburg, Brendon Gearhart, St. Croix FRPLQJLQĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFHIROORZHGE\*UDQWV- Falls, Andrew Schrooten, Webster, Mark burg, Unity/Luck, Shell Lake and Web- :DPSĂ HU 6W &URL[ )DOOV (OL 9RV %HQster. Frederic also competed but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kowski, Unity/Luck and Austin Baker, Unity/Luck. have enough to qualify as a full team. 7KH3LUDWHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC;UVWRYHUDOOIROORZHG 6RSKLH .OHLQ FDPH LQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW SODFH RYHUall with a time of 21:51, which was a 5K by Unity/Luck, St. Croix Falls and Webrun for both boys and girls on Tuesday. ster. Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kate Rod came in second *UDQWVEXUJV-DFRE2KQVWDGKDVJRWRIIWRD with a time of 22:55. In third it was Hallie JUHDWVWDUWWRWKHVHDVRQZLQQLQJWKH:HEVWHU Jensen of Grantsburg, followed by Mimi ,QYLWH7XHVGD\6HSWDQGWDNLQJVHFRQGLQ Thomson of Frederic, Erica Bergmann of 6SRRQHURQ7KXUVGD\6HSWz3KRWRE\/DUU\ St. Croix Falls, Lauren Osborn, Shell Lake, 6DPVRQ

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Luck stomps New Auburn as the team has produced some big wins Logan Hamack, 35-yard run by Strapon, on the road, and did the same last week 4-yard run by McGinnity and 5-yard TD against New Auburn on Friday, Sept. 6. pass from Strapon to McGinnity. The Cardinals racked up 402 yards on The only score allowed by the Cardioffense, while holding the Trojans to just /XFN1HZ$XEXUQ 37 yards of offense, to take a 46-6 halftime lead. by Marty Seeger Trent Strapon opened the game for Leader staff writer Luck with a 24-yard pass play to Noah NEW AUBURN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Cardinals foot- Mortel to give Luck the 8-0 lead with 5:46 EDOOWHDPKDVKDGWRSOD\WKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWWKUHH OHIWLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWTXDUWHUDQGVFRUHGDJDLQ games of the season on the road and will with just over a minute remaining on a be making it their fourth in a row when 2-yard TD run by Connor McGinnity. they travel to Birchwood this Friday, Luck scored four more times in the second Sept. 13. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter much, however, quarter that included a 47-yard TD run by Logan Hamack Trent Strapon

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was partially blocked, putting the Eagles on the 42-yard line. On the next play, Saints junior Niko Neuman intercepted by Marty Seeger an Eagles pass but a roughing-the-passer Leader staff writer penalty resulted in a 15-yard gain for the BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Unity football Eagles. On the next play, Johnson conWHDPZRQWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWJDPHRIWKHVHDVRQ nected with Justin Bradley on a 21-yard and handed the Saints another loss with pass to the end zone to help put the Easolid defense on Friday, Sept. 6, at Unity gles up to 6-0 at the end of the half. +LJK 6FKRRO ,W ZDV WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW FRQIHUHQFH It was tough going for both teams, ofJDPHIRUERWKWHDPVORRNLQJIRUWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVW fensively, in the third quarter but on the win of the season, but the Eagles held on Ă&#x20AC;UVW SOD\ RI WKH IRXUWK TXDUWHU -RKQVRQ tight throughout the evening. was able to connect with Logan Bader on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hats off to our defense; they were able a 29-yard pass play to help put the Eagles to contain a very strong St. Croix Falls up 12-0. running back and get us a shutout,â&#x20AC;? said Despite the Eagles lead, the Saints were Eagles coach Dave Anderson. never out of the game. At one point early in the fourth quarter, Neuman ran a punt 45 yards to the Eagles 15-yard line, only to get stuffed by the Eagles defense. Later in the game, Neuman made another big play on a 30-yard catch to the Eagles 11yard line but on the next play, the Saints fumbled and the Eagles recovered to prevent the Saints comeback. For the Eagles, Johnson had a 20-yard interception return and Bader and Cash Hickethier each recovered fumbles. Also on defense, Tevin Anderson was in on 17 tackles to lead the Eagles, followed by Ruck, 14, Bader, nine, Dakota Ward, 7HYLQ$QGHUVRQRI8QLW\JHWVEURXJKWGRZQE\WKH6DLQWVDIWHUDKDUGUXQRQ)ULGD\6HSWz Johnson and Hickethier each had seven, Bradley, Brad Eley and Jesse Vlasnik each 3KRWRVE\0DUW\6HHJHU KDGVL[DQG2OLYHU5DERLQKDGĂ&#x20AC;YH The SCF defense was strong, as well, down and 15, got the Eagles near the 10The Eagles totaled 204 yardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rushing throughout the game, coming up with an yard line. But on the next play, the Eagles with Anderson leading with 85 yards on LQWHUFHSWLRQHDUO\LQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWTXDUWHUE\ fumbled and the Saints took over. 14 carries and Ruck with 77 yards on 19 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offensively, we were able to move Saints senior Drew Dumke to the Eagles carries. 25-yard line, but the Eagles didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow the ball well, but we made some big misThe Saints were working with a new the Saints to budge and took over on takes when we would get into the red quarterback on Friday with freshman zone. Our goal is to improve each week downs. Alex Johnson who completed one pass for The Eagles took over and appeared and we are continuing to do that. Once 26 yards and an interception. The Saints WR EH PDUFKLQJ VWUDLJKW GRZQĂ&#x20AC;HOG DQG we can clean up our turnovers and penalwere held to just 56 yards rushing. LQWRWKHHQG]RQHQHDUWKHHQGRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW ties, we are going to be a team to reckon with,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said. quarter. Big gains from Dylan Ruck and -XVWLQ%UDGOH\KDXOVLQD\DUGSDVVIURP Penalties and punts highlighted much =DF -RKQVRQ IRU DQ (DJOHV WRXFKGRZQ QHDU Tevin Anderson, along with a 16-yard pass from Zac Johnson to Ruck on third of the second quarter for both teams but WKHHQGRIWKHILUVWKDOI with 1:21 to go in the half, a Saints punt

Webster stays undefeated in win over Lake Holcombe/Cornell HostsFredericthis FridayinĂ&#x17E;rst conferencetest :HEVWHU/DNH+ROFRPEH&RUQHOO by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LAKE HOLCOMBE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Webster Tigers are out to a 3-0 start to the season after beating Lake Holcombe/Cornell on Friday, Sept. 6. It was the last nonconference game of the season for Webster as they prepare to enter conference play against a Frederic team still looking for WKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWZLQRIWKHVHDVRQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offensively, we improved this week. Though we did turn the ball over a couple WLPHVRXUĂ&#x20AC;UVWXQLWQHYHUSXQWHGDQGUDQ for over 450 yards. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be crazy to com-

plain too much about that, but there are still things we need to clean up before next week,â&#x20AC;? said Webster coach Jovin Kroll. The Webster ground game was solid, again, as Aaron Dietmeier ran for 173 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns, while Alex Hopkins had 159 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown. Ryan Curtis had three touchdowns and had 43 yards on 14 carries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our offensive line blocked better this

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week. They are on an upward trend right now. It was nice to see better blocking from our running backs this week, as ZHOO2XUGRZQĂ&#x20AC;HOGEORFNLQJZDVEHWWHU and, consequently, some 15- to 20-yard runs became long touchdowns,â&#x20AC;? Kroll said. 7KH 7LJHUV VFRUHG WZLFH LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW quarter and scored again in the second quarter to take a 19-0 lead at halftime. They scored three more times in the third quarter. Websterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense managed to hold Lake Holcombe/Cornell to 136 yards of total offense, and Max Norman helped lead the defense with seven tackles along with Cliff Benjamin. Ryan Curtis was credited with 6.5 tackles, followed by Shawn Stevens, 4.5, Dietmeier and Vinny Larson, 3.5 and Hopkins, three. Stevens and Oudy Weber each had one sack in the game. The Tigers will get a big test when they

enter conference play against Frederic this Friday, Sept. 13, and while Kroll is pleased with the start, he knows thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot more to accomplish this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy for our kids thus far. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been down the last couple years, so starting 3-0 is a nice change that shows what happens when you work hard in the weight room and play aggressively on WKH Ă&#x20AC;HOG 7KH PHVVDJH WKRXJK LV WKDW we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t achieved anything against a conference foe yet, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of work to be done,â&#x20AC;? said Kroll. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frederic is a program that has beaten us soundly in recent years. To have a chance, we have to avoid the turnovers we had against Lake Holcombe. We also need to eliminate senseless penalties. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continuing on the right path, but we must continue to improve as the quality of our opponents increases.â&#x20AC;?

Saints volleyball sweeps Frederic for easy victory WebsterĆ&#x201A;Luck continuetowin 6W&URL[)DOOV)UHGHULF by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Saints made easy work of the Frederic Vikings volleyball team on Thursday, Sept. 5, by scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-8. Led by 11 kills by Saints senior Kierstyn Campbell, and 21 assists from Emma Wondra, St. Croix Falls allowed the Vikings to stick around for the early part RIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWJDPHEHIRUHRXWVFRULQJWKHP by as much as 15-6. In the second game, Frederic was able to keep the score close until the Saints pulled away from a 15-15 WLH 7KH Ă&#x20AC;QDO JDPH ZDVQ¡W FORVH DV WKH Saints seemed to play better as the night went on.

The Vikings will be hosting Webster on Thursday, Sept. 12, and the Saints will be traveling to Luck. Both games begin at 7:30 p.m.

:HEVWHU8QLW\ WEBSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Tigers volleyball team jumped out to a 2-0 conference start with a convincing win over Unity on Thursday, Sept. 5. Scores were 25-9, 25-22 and 25-15. Websterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raelyn Tretsven led the team with nine kills, followed by Alex HolmVWURPĂ&#x20AC;YH.HQQD*DOODQG-HQQD&XUWLV each had two and Ashley Davis had one.

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/XFN6LUHQ SIREN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Cardinals earned a sweep LQWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWFRQIHUHQFHJDPHRIWKHVHDson against Siren on Thursday, Sept. 5, by scores of 25-11, 25-12 and 25-16. Backed by 20 assists from Tessa Clemenson and Ă&#x20AC;YH VHUYLQJ DFHV IURP -HQQL +ROGW WKH Cards were able to end the game with ease, but coach Jen Nelson says the team still has a lot to work on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not one of our best games,â&#x20AC;? Nelson VDLG´:HGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\KDYHDIHZLVVXHVZH need to work out. Siren has some servers that really gave us trouble.â&#x20AC;? Reilly Giller added three aces to the game and Bella Nelson led with 17 kills, followed by Angela Gore with eight kills, Hailey Foeller, five, Camille Marsten, three, and Clemenson and Holdt each had two. Nelson and Whitney Petersen each had 12 digs, Foeller and Clemenson, nine, Katie Pfaff had six and Gore and Holdt each had three. Giller also added two. No stats were available at press time from Siren.

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CUMBERLAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Unity/Luck tennis team cruised to victory over Bloomer on Thursday, Sept. 5, winning every match except for the No. 4 singles match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bloomer is currently in a rebuilding year, and many of their players are beginners. The weather was perfect, and we were there until 8:30 p.m. because Bloomer only has three courts, but luck-

ily they do have lights so dusk was not a factor,â&#x20AC;? said Unity/Luck coach Stefany Getty. The coach added that the match of the night was with the No. 1 doubles team, Sierra Thomfohrda and Cass Hanson, who won in just two sets, 6-2, 6-1. The Eagle No. 2 doubles team also won in two

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Mudhen Lake Sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club celebrates 40 years SIREN - In 1973, the level of Mudhen Lake was very low and property owners were very concerned. A meeting was held at the Daniels Town Hall to organize a group to approach the DNR. A number of people talked about a spillway that would set a minimum level. Some fundraisers were held to get money for the project. 7HG6KRTXLVWZDVHOHFWHGWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSUHVident. Shoquist and others met with the DNR. There was controversy, but it was resolved in time to form a Lake Rehabilitation District to deal with the issue. The sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s club became a support group and continued to work with the Town of Daniels to maintain Lindberg Park. The town does the mowing. The club does exterior building maintenance and also does beach cleanup, posts, signs, picnic tables, painting and buoys. Over the years, the club has held IXQGUDLVHUV VXFK DV GDQFHV PHDW UDIĂ HV and brat sales. Funds that were raised allowed the club to give annual conservation scholarships to graduates from local schools. Funds have also been donated to

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PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   foreclosure   entered   on March   19,   2013,   in   the   amount   of   $71,960.63,   the   Sheriff   will   sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:  October  8,  2013,  at  10:00   a.m. TERMS: 1.  10%  down  in  cash  or  money   order  at  the  time  of  sale;Íž  bal-­ ance   due   within   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to  pay  balance  due  will  result   in   forfeit   of   deposit   to   plain-­ tiff. 2.   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.   Buyer   to   pay   applicable   Wisconsin   Real   Estate   Transfer   Tax   from   the   pro-­ ceeds   of   the   sale   upon   con-­ firmation  of  the  court. PLACE:   Lobby   of   the   Polk   County   Justice   Center,   1005   West   Main   Street,   Balsam   Lake,  WI  54810. PROPERTY   DESCRIPTION:   Outlot   â&#x20AC;&#x153;74â&#x20AC;?   of   the   Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Plat   of   the   Village   of   Clear   Lake  formerly  known  as  Outlot â&#x20AC;&#x153;71â&#x20AC;?   of   the   Outlot   Plat   of   the Village   of   Clear   Lake,   Polk   County,  Wisconsin. TAX  KEY  NO.:  113-­00293-­0000 PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   149   3rd   Street,   Clear   Lake,   Wis-­ consin  54005. Adam  C.  Lueck State  Bar  No.  1081386 Attorney  for  Plaintiff 230  W.  Monroe  St.,  Suite  1125 Chicago,  IL  60606 Phone:  312-­541-­9710 Johnson,   Blumberg   &   Associ-­ ates,   LLC,   is   the   creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   attorney   and   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   on   its   behalf.  Any   information   obtained   will   be   used  for  that  purpose.   >5(?37

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(Aug.  28,  Sept.  4,  11) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY IN  THE  MATTER  OF  THE   ESTATE  OF CARTER  M.  PETERSON Order  Setting  Time  to  Hear   Application  and  Deadline  for   Filing  Claims (Informal  Administration) Case  No.  13  PR  69 A  petition  for  formal   administration  was  filed. THE  COURT  FINDS: The   decedent,   with   date   of   birth   March   20,   1947,   and   date   of   death   August   9,   2013,   was   domiciled   in   Polk County,   State   of   Wisconsin,   with   a   mailing   address   of   408   Tower   Road,   #200,  St.  Croix  Falls,  WI  54024. THE  COURT  ORDERS: 1.  The  petition  be  heard  at  the   Polk   County   Courthouse,   Balsam   Lake,   Wisconsin,   BR   1,   before  Circuit  Court  Judge  Molly   E.  GaleWyrick,  on  (Date)  10-­18-­ 13  at  (Time)  2  p.m. You   do   not   need   to   appear   unless   you   object.   The   petition   may   be   granted   if   there   is   no   objection. 2.   The   deadline   for   filing   a   claim   against   the   decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   estate  is  November  29,  2013. 3.  A   claim   may   be   filed   at   the   Polk   County   Courthouse,   Bal-­ sam   Lake,   Wisconsin,   Room   500. 4.   Heirship   will   be   determined   at   the   hearing   on   petition   for   final  judgment. 5.   Publication   of   this   notice   is   notice   to   any   persons   whose   names   or   addresses   are   un-­ known. Please   check   with   person   named  below  for  exact  time  and   date. BY  THE  COURT: Hon.  Molly  E.  GaleWyrick August  19,  2013 Adam  C.  Benson,  Attorney  at   Law BENSON  LAW  OFFICE,  LTD. P.O.  Box  370 Siren, WI  54872 Telephone  Number 715-­349-­5215   Bar  No.  1032855 >5(?37

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the-­leader.net (Aug.  28,  Sept.  4,  11) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY Royal  Credit  Union, Plaintiff, vs. Greg  D.  Mattson,  Corrine  L.   Mattson,  AnchorBank,  fsb,   Central  Bank,  Willard  Bartush,   State  of  Wisconsin  Department   of  Workforce  Development,   Marc  Boyer,  Kelley  Boyer,  John   Doe,  Mary  Roe  and  XYZ   Corporation, Defendants. NOTICE  OF FORECLOSURE  SALE Case  No.:  12CV229 Case  Code:  30404 Judge:  Molly  E.  GaleWyrick PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by  virtue  of  a  Judgment  of  Fore-­ closure  entered  March  13,  2013,   in   the   amount   of   $147,291.63,   the   Polk   County   Sheriff   will   sell   the   described   property   at   public   auction  as  follows: DATE/TIME:  October  1,  2013,  at   10:00  a.m. PLACE:   Polk   County   Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Office,   1005   West   Main   St.,   Suite   900,   Balsam   Lake,   WI   54810. TERMS:   10%   of   successful   bid   must   be   paid   to   the   Sheriff   at   sale   in   cash   or   by   certified   check.   Balance   due   within   10   days   of   court   approval.   Pur-­ chaser   is   responsible   for   pay-­ ment   of   all   transfer   taxes   and   recording   fees.   Sale   is   AS   IS   in   all   respects   and   subject   to   all  liens  and  encumbrances. DESCRIPTION:   Part   of   Outlot   65   of   the   Village   of   Osceola,   described   as   follows:   Com-­ mencing  at  the  Northwest  cor-­ ner   of   Outlot   65   of   Outlot   Plat   of   Osceola   as   the   same   appears  on  the  file  in  the  office   of   the   Register   of   Deeds   for   Polk   County,   Wisconsin,   thence   East   on   North   line   of   said   Outlot   a   distance   of   210   feet,   thence   South   on   a   line   parallel   to   West   line   of   said   Outlot   to   a   point   which   is   16   feet   from   South   line   of   said   Outlot  measured  by  a  line  with   the   West   line   of   said   Outlot   thence   West   to   a   point   on   West  line  of  said  Otulot  16  feet   North   of   Southwest   corner   of   said   Outlot   and   thence   North   to   place   of   beginning,   Village   of   Osceola,   Polk   County,   Wisconsin. PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   612   Summit   Street,   Osceola,   WI   54020. The   common   address   is   for   reference  purposes  only. Peter  Johnson, Polk  County  Sheriff Drafted  by: ECKBERG,  LAMMERS,   BRIGGS,  WOLFF  &   VIERLING,  PLLP Nicholas  J.  Vivian  (#1047165) Amanda  E.  Prutzman  (1060975) Attorneys  for  Plaintiff 430  Second  Street Hudson,  WI  54016 715-­386-­3733 Eckberg   Lammers   is   at-­ tempting  to  collect  a  debt  on  our   clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   behalf   and   any   infor-­ mation   we   obtain   will   be   used   for   that   purpose.   If   you   are   currently   in   bankruptcy   or   have   been   discharged   in   bankruptcy,   this   is   not   an   attempt   to   collect   the  debt  from  you  personally.  >5(?37

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(Sept.  11,  18,  25,  Oct.  2) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY Specialized  Loan  Servicing,  LLC   as  servicer  for  The  Bank  of  New   York  Mellon  fka  The  Bank  of   New  York,  as  Trustee  for  the   Certificate  Holders  of  the   CWABS,  Inc.,  Asset-­Backed   Certificates,  Series  2006-­18 Plaintiff vs. BRIAN  HAAS,  et  al. Defendant(s) Case  No:    12  CV  611 AMENDED  NOTICE  OF   SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   foreclosure  entered  on  March  6,   2013,   in   the   amount   of   $119,638.92,  the  Sheriff  will  sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:   October   17,   2013,   at   10:00  a.m. TERMS:  By  bidding  at  the  sher-­ iff   sale,   prospective   buyer   is   consenting  to  be  bound  by  the   following  terms: 1.)   10%   down   in   cash   or   money   order   at   the   time   of   sale;Íž   balance   due   within   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to   pay   balance   due   will  result  in  forfeit  of  deposit   to  plaintiff. 2.)   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.)   Plaintiff   opens   bidding   on   the  property,  either  in  person   or   via   fax   and   as   recited   by   the   sheriff   department   in   the   event   that   no   opening   bid   is   offered,   plaintiff   retains   the   right   to   request   the   sale   be   declared   as   invalid   as   the   sale  is  fatally  defective. PLACE:   Polk   County   Justice   Center   at   1005   W.   Main   Street,  Balsam  Lake,  Wis. DESCRIPTION:   The   following   described   real   estate   in   Polk   County,   State   of   Wisconsin,   a   parcel  of  real  estate  located  in   the   Southwest   Quarter   of   the Southeast  Quarter  (SW  1/4  SE   1/4)   of   Section   Twenty-­one (21),   Township   Thirty-­three   (33)  North,  Range  Sixteen  (16)   West   and   described   as   fol-­ lows:   Commencing   at   the Northwest   Corner   of   the Southwest   Quarter   of   the   Southeast  Quarter  (SW  1/4  SE   1/4)   of   Section   Twenty-­one (21),   thence   South   on   the West   line   of   said   SW   1/4   SE 1/4  22  Rods,  thence  due  East   to   the   West   Line   of   Old   State   Highway  46  as  laid  out  prior  to 1948,   thence   North   along   the West   Line   of   said   Old   State   Highway   No.   46   to   the   North   Line  of  said  Forty,  thence  West   on  the  North  Line  of  said  Forty   to  the  point  of  beginning.   PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   821   Wisconsin  Avenue,  Amery,   WI   54001 TAX  KEY  NO.:  032-­00604-­0000 Dated  this  6th  day  of  Septem-­ ber,  2013. /s/Sheriff  Peter  M.  Johnson Polk  County  Sheriff Sara  M.  Schmeling Blommer  Peterman,  S.C. State  Bar  No.  1086879 165  Bishops  Way,  Suite  100 Brookfield,  WI  53005 262-­790-­5719 Please   go   to   www.blommer-­ peterman.com   to   obtain   the   bid   for   this   sale.   Blommer   Peter-­ man,   S.C.,   is   the   creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   attorney   and   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   on   its   behalf.  Any   information   obtained   will   be   used  for  that  purpose.  2985007  >5(?37

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(Aug.  28,  Sept.  4,  11,  18) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY Ocwen  Loan  Servicing,  LLC  as   servicer  for  Wells  Fargo  Bank,   National  Association,  as  Trustee   for  the  Pooling  and  Servicing   Agreement  dated  as  of  August   1,  2005,  Morgan  Stanley  ABS   Capital  I  Inc.  Trust  2005-­HE4   Mortgage  Pass-­Through   Certificates,  Series  2005-­HE4 Plaintiff vs. JANETTE  M.  BONKOSKI,  et  al. Defendant(s) Case  No:    12  CV  572 AMENDED NOTICE  OF  SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   fore-­ closure   entered   on   January   21,   2013,   in   the   amount   of   $119,305.36,  the  Sheriff  will  sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:  October  1,  2013,  at  10:00   a.m. TERMS:  By  bidding  at  the  sher-­ iff   sale,   prospective   buyer   is   consenting  to  be  bound  by  the   following  terms: 1.)   10%   down   in   cash   or   money   order   at   the   time   of   sale;Íž   balance   due   within   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to   pay   balance   due   will  result  in  forfeit  of  deposit   to  plaintiff. 2.)   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.)   Plaintiff   opens   bidding   on   the  property,  either  in  person   or   via   fax   and   as   recited   by   the   sheriff   department   in   the   event   that   no   opening   bid   is   offered,   plaintiff   retains   the   right   to   request   the   sale   be   declared   as   invalid   as   the   sale  is  fatally  defective. PLACE:   Polk   County   Justice   Center   at   1005   W.   Main   Street,  Balsam  Lake,  Wis. DESCRIPTION:   Lot   3,   Block   1,   of   the   First   Addition   to   the   Village   of   Dresser,   as   the   same  appears  of  record  in  the   office  of  the  Register  of  Deeds   in   and   for   Polk   County,   Wis-­ consin,   except   the   South   100   feet   thereof   and   except   por-­ tions   deeded   for   highway   pur-­ poses;Íž   Village   of   Dresser   in   Polk  County,  Wisconsin.   PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   202   State   Road   35,   Dresser,   WI   54009. TAX  KEY  NO.:  116-­00134-­0000. Dated  this  21st  day  of  August,   2013. Sheriff  Peter  M.  Johnson Polk  County  Sheriff Dustin  A.  McMahon Blommer  Peterman,  S.C. State  Bar  No.  1086857 165  Bishops  Way,  Suite  100 Brookfield,  WI  53005 262-­790-­5719 Please   go   to   www.blommer-­ peterman.com   to   obtain   the   bid   for   this   sale.   Blommer   Peter-­ man,  S.C.,  is  the  creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  attor-­ ney   and   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   on   its   behalf.   Any   infor-­ mation  obtained  will  be  used  for   that  purpose.  2956876  >5(?37

(Aug.  28,  Sept.  4,  11) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY ANCHOR  BANK,  FSB, successor  to  S&C  Bank;Íž Plaintiff, vs. DALE  M.  BRACHT  and  JANE   DOE,  unknown  spouse  of  Dale   M.  Bracht;Íž  and  PAMELA  K.   BRACHT  and  JOHN  DOE,   unknown  spouse  of  Pamela  K.   Bracht;Íž Defendants. Case  No.  12-­CV-­759 Code  No.  30404 Foreclosure  of  Mortgage Dollar  Amount  Greater  Than   $5,000.00 NOTICE  OF FORECLOSURE  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   foreclosure   entered   on   March   20,   2013,   in   the   amount   of   $95,149.56,   the   Sheriff   will   sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:   September   24,   2013,   at   10:00  oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock  a.m. TERMS: 1.   10%   down   in   cash   or   cer-­ tified   funds   at   the   time   of   sale;Íž   balance   due   within   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to   pay   balance   due   will  result  in  forfeit  of  deposit   to  plaintiff. 2.   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.   Buyer   to   pay   applicable   Wisconsin   Real   Estate   Transfer  Tax. PLACE:   Polk   County   Justice   Center   located   at   1005   West   Main  St.,  Balsam  Lake,  Wis. DESCRIPTION:   Lot   One   (1)   of   Certified  Survey  Map  No.  524,   recorded   in   Volume   3   of   Certified   Survey   Maps,   Page   16,  as  Document  No.  386158,   being   located   in   Government   Lot  4,  Section  Eight  (8),  Town-­ ship   Thirty-­four   (34),   Range   Seventeen   (17)   West,   Village   of   Balsam   Lake,   Polk   County,   Wisconsin,  subject  to  a  perpet-­ ual   20   foot   wide   private   drive-­ way   easement   from   the   exist-­ ing   driveway   of   Lot   1,   thence   Westerly   along   the   North   boundary   of   Lot   1   for   access   to   Lot   2   of   said   Certified   Sur-­ vey  Map. PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   1626   165th   Avenue,   Village   of   Bal-­ sam  Lake. TAX  KEY  NO.:  006-­00214-­0000. Peter  M.  Johnson Sheriff  of  Polk  County,  WI Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;DESS  AND  ASSOCIATES,   S.C. Attorneys  for  Plaintiff 1414  Underwood  Avenue Suite  403 Wauwatosa,  WI  53213 (414)  727-­1591 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dess   and   Associates,   S.C.,   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   and   any   information   obtained   will   be   used   for   that   purpose.   If   you   have   previously   received   a   Chapter   7   Discharge   in   Bank-­ ruptcy,   this   correspondence   should   not   be   construed   as   an   attempt  to  collect  a  debt.  >5(?37

the-leader.net Stay connected to your community. (Aug.  28,  Sept.  4,  11,  18) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY Bank  of  America,  N.A.  as   servicer  for  The  Bank  of  New   York  Mellon  FKA  The  Bank  of   New  York,  as  Trustee  for  the   Certificateholders  of  the   CWMBS,  INC.,  CHL  Mortgage   Pass-­Through  Trust  2004  14,   Pass-­Through  Certificates,   Series  2004-­14 Plaintiff vs LANE  D.  GEHRMAN,  et  al Defendant(s) Case  No.  12  CV  267 CORRECTED  AMENDED   NOTICE  OF  SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   fore-­ closure   entered   on   February   6,   2013,   in   the   amount   of   $184,063.90,  the  Sheriff  will  sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:   October   1,   2013,   at   10:00  a.m. TERMS:  By  bidding  at  the  sher-­ iff   sale,   prospective   buyer   is   consenting  to  be  bound  by  the   following  terms:  1.)  10%  down   in   cash   or   money   order   at   the   time  of  sale;Íž  balance  due  with-­ in   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to   pay   balance   due   will   result   in   forfeit   of   de-­ posit  to  plaintiff.  2.)  Sold  â&#x20AC;&#x153;as  isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encumbrances.   3.)   Plain-­ tiff  opens  bidding  on  the  prop-­ erty,  either  in  person  or  via  fax   and   as   recited   by   the   sheriff   department   in   the   event   that   no   opening   bid   is   offered,   plaintiff   retains   the   right   to   request   the   sale   be   declared   as  invalid  as  the  sale  is  fatally   defective. PLACE:   Polk   County   Justice   Center   at   1005   W.   Main   Street,  Balsam  Lake,  Wis. DESCRIPTION:  That  part  of  the   Southeast   Quarter   of   North-­ east  Quarter  (SE1/4  of  NE1/4),   Section   Eighteen   (18),   Town-­ ship   Thirty-­three   (33)   North,   Range   Eighteen   (18)   West,   described   as   follows:   Com-­ mencing   at   a   point   on   the   north  line  of  said  40-­acre  tract,   560.75   feet   west   of   the   north-­ east   corner   of   said   forty-­acre   tract;Íž   thence   south   on   a   line   parallel   with   the   east   line   of   said   forty-­acre   tract   for   a   dis-­ tance   of   135   feet   to   the   point   of   beginning   of   this   descrip-­ tion;Íž  thence  85  feet  south  on  a   line   parallel   with   the   east   line   of   said   forty-­acre   tract;Íž   thence   west  198  feet  on  a  line  parallel   with  the  north  line  of  said  forty-­ acre   tract;Íž   thence   south   110   feet   on   a   line   parallel   with   the   east   line   of   said   forty-­acre   tract;Íž   thence   302.75   feet   east   on  a  line  parallel  with  the  north   line   of   said   forty-­acre   tract;Íž   thence  195  feet  north  on  a  line   parallel   with   the   east   line   of   said   forty-­acre   tract;Íž   thence   104.75  feet  west  to  the  point  of   beginning,   Village   of   Dresser,   Polk  County,  Wisconsin. PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   421   Polk  Street  South,  Dresser,  WI   54009. TAX  KEY  NO.:  116-­00435-­0000. Dated   this   3rd   day   of   September,  2013. /s/  Sheriff  Peter  M.  Johnson Polk  County  Sheriff Dustin  A.  McMahon Blommer  Peterman,  S.C. State  Bar  No.  1086857 165  Bishops  Way,  Suite  100 Brookfield,  WI  53005 262-­790-­5719 Please   go   to   www.blommer-­ peterman.com   to   obtain   the   bid   for   this   sale.   Blommer   Peter-­ man,  S.C.,  is  the  creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  attor-­ ney   and   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   on   its   behalf.   Any   infor-­ mation  obtained  will  be  used  for   that  purpose.  2956688  >5(?37

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TOWN OF WEST SWEDEN Notice Is Hereby Given That The Town Board Meeting Is Scheduled To Be Held On Tues., Sept. 17, 2013, At 6:30 p.m. At The Town Hall. Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order 2. Corrections on the printed agenda 3. Clerk Report 4. Treasurer Report 5. Public Input A. Old Business - A. Salt Sand Shed Information B. Long Arm Mower Purchase C. Luedtke clearing on 150th/ 350th and other areas. 6. Employee/Hwy. Report 7. Correspondence 8. New Business 9. Review bills/vouchers 10. Set next meeting date 11. Move to adjourn Respectfully submitted,    3 Andrea Lundquist, Clerk

(Aug.  28,  Sept.  4  ,  11) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY BANK  OF  AMERICA,  N.A.,  AS   SUCCESSOR  BY  MERGER  TO   BAC  HOME  LOANS   SERVICING,  L.P. Plaintiff vs. BARBARA    A.  QUALLE,  et  al. Defendant(s) Case  No:    11  CV  511 NOTICE  OF  SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   foreclosure  entered  on  June  25,   2012,   in   the   amount   of   $194,375.30,  the  Sheriff  will  sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:   September   24,   2013,   at   10:00  a.m. TERMS:  By  bidding  at  the  sher-­ iff   sale,   prospective   buyer   is   consenting  to  be  bound  by  the   following  terms: 1.)   10%   down   in   cash   or   money   order   at   the   time   of   sale;Íž   balance   due   within   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to   pay   balance   due   will  result  in  forfeit  of  deposit   to  plaintiff. 2.)   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.)   Plaintiff   opens   bidding   on   the  property,  either  in  person   or   via   fax   and   as   recited   by   the   sheriff   department   in   the   event   that   no   opening   bid   is   offered,   plaintiff   retains   the   right   to   request   the   sale   be   declared   as   invalid   as   the   sale  is  fatally  defective. PLACE:   Polk   County   Justice   Center   at   1005   W.   Main   Street,  Balsam  Lake,  Wis. DESCRIPTION:   The   East   250   feet   of   the   South   367   feet   of   Lot   1   of   Certified   Survey   Map   No.   2139   recorded   in   Volume   10   of   Certified   Survey   Maps   on  Page  62,  as  Document  No.   551465.  Said  parcel  is  located   in   the   Southwest   1/4   of   the   Northwest   1/4,   Section   11,   Township   34   North,   Range   17   West,  in  the  Village  of  Balsam   Lake,  Polk  County,  Wisconsin.   PROPERTY  ADDRESS:  690  4th   Avenue   E,   Balsam   Lake,   WI   54810. TAX  KEY  NO.:  106-­00618-­0200 Dated   this   7th   day   of   August,   2013. Scott  D.  Nabke Blommer  Peterman,  S.C. State  Bar  No.  1037979 165  Bishops  Way,  Suite  100 Brookfield,  WI  53005 262-­790-­5719 /s/Sheriff  Peter  M.  Johnson Polk  County  Sheriff Please   go   to   www.blommer-­ peterman.com   to   obtain   the   bid   for   this   sale.   Blommer   Peter-­ man,   S.C.,   is   the   creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   attorney   and   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   on   its   behalf.  Any   information   obtained   will   be   used  for  that  purpose.  2926394  >5(?37


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NOTICE  OF  PUBLIC  HEARING   VILLAGE  OF  LUCK

PUBLIC  NOTICE  is  given  to  all  persons  in  the  Village  of  Luck   that   the   Village   of   Luck   Plan   Commission   will   hold   a   Public   Hearing   on   Monday,   September   30,   2013,   at   6:00   p.m.   in   the   Luck   Municipal   Building,   401   Main   St.,   Luck,   WI   54853,   at   which   time   a   petition   for   rezoning   will   be   heard   as   follows:     Lenard  Cimino  has  filed  a  petition  to  have  the  following  parcel   rezoned   from   R-­1   Residential   to   R-­2   Residential,   146-­00338-­ 000  (1203  North  Shore  Drive)  so  that  he  may  construct  a  new   residence.   All  persons  interested  are  invited  to  attend  this  hearing  and  be   heard.  Written  comments  may  be  submitted  to:  Luck  Zoning  Ad-­ ministrator,  P.O.  Box  315,  Luck,  WI  54853.  3>5(?37

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Custodian There is one full-time position at 40 hours per week available immediately. Responsibilities: General maintenance and cleaning of the building and grounds. Duties will include snow removal in the winter months. Hours: May be assigned to day shift or night shift, depending on need and availability. Pay: Starting wage 12.71 per hour Requirements: Must be able to lift fifty pounds. Must be able to take direction, get along with others and stay on task. A valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license is required. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. To Apply: Send letter of application stating your qualifications, work history and references to: Don Fleischhacker, Director of Maintenance, School District of Siren, 24022    3H 4th Avenue, Siren, WI 54872.

POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN Intermediate (WWEMS (Unity Ambulance)) - .6 FTE Hours: Minimum of 24 hours per week, depending on operational assignments. Main responsibilities: The EMT - I/IV Tech will respond to 911 calls, provide patient care within the EMT I/IV Tech scope of practice as determined by state and national standards and transport of patients to local and regional hospitals. Conduct review of ambulance stocking per company standards. Qualifications include: Current EMT-I/IV Tech Certification, current AHA Healthcare Provide CPR Certification, current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and ability to communicate effectively in English required. Completion of an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course within the last 2 years or able to complete the EVOC course within one month of hiring required. Minimum of one-year experience working as an EMT-I/EMT-IV, CPR Instructor Certification and experience as an volunteer ES provider preferred. Apply online at www.westfieldshospital.com/careers

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NOTICE OF HEARING

The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view the sites and reconvene at 1:00 p.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. At that time, the applicant will inform the Board of their request. (The applicant must appear at 1:00 p.m. when the Board reconvenes at the Government Center.) AMERY FREE LUTHERAN requests a variance to Sec. XVIIIB2 of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance to place a sign in the right of way of County Rd F. Property affected is: 647 113th St., part of NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 31/T33N/R16W, Town of Lincoln. THOMAS & LORA Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;HERN request a variance to Articles 11F2(b)(1)+(2) & 11C, Table 1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to exceed an 1,100 sq. ft. footprint with an addition to side of dwelling and replace a patio, less than 75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the ordinary high-water mark. Property affected is: 242 220th Ave., Lot 3, CSM Vol. 2/Pg. 181, part of Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Lot 5 & Outlot A, CSM Vol. 6/Pg. 72, Sec. 10/T35N/R15W, Town of Johnstown, Pipe Lake (class 1). DAVID & LISA SPOTT request a variance to Article 11E3 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to construct a garage less than 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from centerline of a town road. Property affected is: 2067 Bystrom Ln., Lot 1, CSM Vol. 19/Pg. 76, Sec. 22/T35N/ R16W, Town of Georgetown, Big Blake Lake (class 1). JO A. & CHERYL J. DeGEER request a variance to Articles 11C, Table 1 & 11E3 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to construct a garage less than 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the normal highwater mark and less than 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from centerline of a town road. Property affected is: 968 353rd Ave., Lot 2, CSM Vol. 16/Pg. 5, part of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Sec. 4/T37N/R16W, Town of Clam Falls, Knapp Creek (class 2).   3>5(?37


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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING FREDERIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (Section 65.90)

Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Frederic School District that the budget hearing will be held at the 6-12 School Commons on the 23rd day of September, 2013, at 7 p.m. A summary of the budget is printed below. Detailed copies of the budget are available for inspection in the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at 1437 Clam Falls Drive, Frederic, WI 54837. Dated this 10th day of September, 2013. Shari Matz, Clerk

FREDERIC SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 2013 - 2014 Audited 2011-2012 917,545.75 708,577.42

GENERAL FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance

Audited 2012-2013 708,577.42 866,722.38

Budget 2013-2014 866,722.38 788,227.82

REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Transfers-In 0.00 0.00 0.00 Local Sources 2,246,939.68 2,317,177.49 2,266,812.00 Interdistrict Payments 93,128.38 62,607.00 122,143.00 Intermediate Sources 49,528.62 7,629.00 4,500.00 State Sources 2,848,405.47 2,759,137.95 2,763,267.00 Federal Sources 297,414.41 216,595.00 179,876.00 All Other Sources 62,774.85 114,951.03 66,500.00 TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 5,598,191.41 5,478,097.47 5,403,098.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Instruction Support Services Nonprogram Transactions TOTAL EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES DEBT SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES

3,017,410.08 2,678,414.81 2,681,502.87 1,879,973.04 1,747,890.78 1,802,844.51 909,776.62 893,646.92 997,245.18 5,807,159.74 5,319,952.51 5,481,592.56 16,482.88 16,482.88

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17,729.83 17,729.83

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744,399.19

673,457.80

672,557.06

743,152.24

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166,151.79 115,833.26

115,883.26 118,890.43

862,166.37

759,143.22

767,449.85

833,598.73

809,461.75

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32,796.24

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CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES PACKAGE & COOPERATIVE PROGRAM FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES

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TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND OTHER FINANCING USES GROSS TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 7,795,104.60 6,902,763.99 7,651,529.46 Interfund Transfers - All Funds 463,991.89 466,977.43 488,670.00 Refinancing Expenditures 0.00 0.00 0.00 NET TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 7,331,112.71 6,435,786.56 7,162,859.46 PERCENTAGE INCREASE - NET TOTAL FUND EXPENDITURES FROM PRIOR YEAR -12.21% 11.30% PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY FUND General Fund 2,217,874.00 2,285,897.00 2,239,807.00 Referendum Debt Service Fund 646,723.00 641,423.00 640,423.00 Nonreferendum Debt Service Fund 214,175.00 106,956.00 127,027.00 Capital Expansion Fund 0.00 0.00 0.00 Community Service Fund 20,865.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 TOTAL SCHOOL LEVY 3,099,637.00 3,054,276.00 3,027,257.00 PERCENTAGE INCREASE TOTAL LEVY FROM PRIOR YEAR

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NURSING IT SPECIALIST

Enjoy the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin where hiking, skiing and fishing abound. Spooner Health System (SHS) is looking for Part-time Nursing IT Specialist. The IT Specialist will provide support of clinic information systems in the hospital and home health agency. The Specialist serves as a resource person for the daily operational issues of the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clinical systems. This position reports to the Director of IT. For the fifth time, SHS has been recognized as one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most Wiredâ&#x20AC;? facilities. This award recognizes the commitment we have in using technology to fulfill our mission to provide high quality health care to our patients. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve partnered with StuderGroup and have made a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Commitment to Excellenceâ&#x20AC;? that has resulted in improved employee and patient satisfaction. Our goal is to make SHS a better place for patients to receive care, employees to work and physicians to practice medicine. If you share these principles, we encourage you to join our team. We are a 25bed critical access hospital and provide home health services. Successful candidate will have a current RN License for WI, Clinical information systems experience (CPSI preferred) and experience using Windows and Microsoft applications. A minimum of 3 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in a healthcare environment and a minimum of 2 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience with personal computers. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and excellent benefit package offered.

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VILLAGE  OF  SIREN  CHANGES  IN  ORDINANCES The   following   ordinances   have   been   approved   at   the   Village   Board   on   September   5,   2013.   Copies   are   available   at   Siren   Village   Hall   for   review.   These   are   effective   upon   the   date   of   publication.   Ordinance   §520   -­   Article   II   -­   Well   Operation   and   Abandonment   and   Ordinance   §520   -­   Article   IV   -­   Cross   Connection  Control  were  the  amended  ordinances. Signed  by  Dave  Alden,  Village  President and  Ann  L.  Peterson,  Village  Clerk/Treasurer Dated  adopted:  September  5,  2013 Date  published:  September  11,  2013 Effective  date:  September  11,  2013

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TOWN  OF  LAKETOWN   NOTICE  OF  OPEN  BOOK

Pursuant   to   s.   70.45,   Wis.   Stats.,   the   Town   of   Laketown   assessment  roll  for  the  2013  assessment  year  will  be  open  for   examination   on   the   19th   day   of   September,   2013,   at   the   Cushing   Community   Center,   Cushing,   from   6   to   8   p.m.   This   session   gives   the   property   owner   an   opportunity   to   meet   with   the  assessor,  ask  questions  of  the  assessor  and  look  over  their   property  assessments.

NOTICE  OF  BOARD  OF  REVIEW Notice  is  hereby  given  that  the  Board  of  Review  for  the  Town   of  Laketown  of  Polk  County,  will  be  held  on  Thursday,  Sept.  26,   2013,  from  6  to  8  p.m.,  at  the  Cushing  Community  Center. Please   be   advised   of   the   following   requirements   to   appear   before   the   Board   of   Review   and   procedural   requirements   if   appearing  before  the  Board: No   person   shall   be   allowed   to   appear   before   the   Board   of   Review,   to   testify   to   the   Board   by   telephone   or   to   contest   the   amount   of   any   assessment   of   real   or   personal   property   if   the   person   has   refused   a   reasonable   written   request   by   certified   mail  of  the  Assessor  to  view  such  property. After  the  first  meeting  of  the  Board  of  Review  and  before  the   Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   final   adjournment,   no   person   who   is   scheduled   to   appear   before   the   Board   of   Review   may   contact,   or   provide   information  to  a  member  of  the  Board  about  the  personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  objec-­ tion  except  at  a  session  of  the  Board. No  person  may  appear  before  the  Board  of  Review,  testify  to   the   Board   by   telephone   or   contest   the   amount   of   assessment   unless,  at  least  48  hours  before  the  first  meeting  of  the  Board  or   at  least  48  hours  before  the  objection  is  heard  if  the  objection  is   allowed  because  the  person  has  been  granted  a  waiver  of  the   48-­hour  notice  of  an  intent  to  file  a  written  objection  of  appear-­ ing   before   the   Board   during   the   first   two   hours   of   the   meeting   and  showing  good  cause  for  failure  to  meet  the  48-­hour  notice   requirements  and  files  a  written  objection,  that  the  person  pro-­ vides  to  the  Clerk  of  the  Board  of  Review  notice  as  to  whether   the  person  will  ask  for  removal  of  any  Board  member  and,  if  so,   which   member   will   be   removed   and   the   personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   reasonable   estimate  of  the  length  of  time  that  the  hearing  will  take. When  appearing  before  the  Board,  the  person  shall  specify,  in   writing,  the  personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  estimate  of  the  value  of  the  land  and  of  the   improvements   that   are   subject   of   the   personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   objection   and   specify  the  information  that  the  person  used  to  arrive  at  the  esti-­ mate. No  person  may  appear  before  the  Board  of  Review,  testify  to   the   Board   by   telephone   or   subject   or   object   to   a   valuation;Íž   if   that  valuation  was  made  by  the  Assessor  or  the  objector  using   the  income  method;Íž  unless  the  person  supplies  the  Assessor  all   the  information  about  income  and  expenses,  as  specified  in  the   manual  under  Sec.  73.03(2a),  that  the  Assessor  requests.  The   municipality   or   county   shall   provide   by   ordinance   for   the   con-­ fidentiality   of   information   about   income   and   expenses   that   is   provided   to   the  Assessor   under   this   paragraph   and   shall   pro-­ vide   exemptions   for   persons   using   the   information   in   the   dis-­ charge  of  duties  imposed  by  law  or  of  the  duties  of  their  office   by  the  order  of  a  court.  The  information  that  is  provided  under   this  paragraph,  unless  a  court  determined  that  it  is  inaccurate,   is  not  subject  to  the  right  of  inspection  and  copying  under  Sec.   19.35(1)  of  Wisconsin  Statutes. The   Board   shall   hear   upon   oath,   by   telephone,   all   ill   or   dis-­ abled   persons   who   present   to   the   Board   a   letter   from   a   phy-­ sician,   surgeon   or   osteopath   that   confirms   their   illness   or   dis-­ ability.    No  other  persons  may  testify  by  telephone. Respectfully  submitted,   3>5(?37 Patsy  Gustafson,  Laketown  Town  Clerk

(Sept.  4,  11,  18) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY EVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL  A.  HATTON  and  JOHN   DOE,  unknown  spouse  of  Carol   A.  Hatton,  and  CAPITAL  ONE   BANK  USA,  N.A. Defendants. Case  No.  12-­CV-­742 Code  No.  30404 Foreclosure  of  Mortgage Dollar  Amount  Greater  Than   $5,000.00   NOTICE  OF FORECLOSURE  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   foreclosure   entered   on   March   28,   2013,   in   the   amount   of   $129,212.88,  the  Sheriff  will  sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:  October  1,  2013,  at  10:00   oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock  a.m. TERMS: 1.   10%   down   in   cash   or   cer-­ tified   funds   at   the   time   of   sale;Íž   balance   due   within   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to   pay   balance   due   will  result  in  forfeit  of  deposit   to  plaintiff.   2.   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.   Buyer   to   pay   applicable   Wis-­ consin   Real   Estate   Transfer   Tax. PLACE:   Polk   County   Justice   Center   located   at   1005   West   Main   Street,   Balsam   Lake,   Wisconsin DESCRIPTION:   Lot   Twenty-­two   (22)   of   Ringwood   Park   Addi-­ tion  to  the  Village  of  Luck,  Polk   County,   Wisconsin,   and   the   Westerly  92.2  feet  of  the  vaca-­ ted  alley  lying  Northerly  of  the   aforesaid   lot   Twenty-­two   (22)   of  Ringwood  Park  Addition  and   the   Southerly   Ten   feet   of   the   Easterly  73.8  feet  to  the  vaca-­ ted   alley   adjoining   said   Lot   Twenty-­two  (22)  on  the  North.     PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   510   South  4th  St.,  Village  of  Luck. TAX  KEY  NO.:  146-­00326-­0000. Peter  M.  Johnson Sheriff  of  Polk  County,  WI Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;DESS  AND  ASSOCIATES,   S.C. Attorneys  for  Plaintiff 1414  Underwood  Avenue Suite  403 Wauwatosa,  WI  53213 (414)  727-­1591 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dess   and   Associates,   S.C.,   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   and   any   information   obtained   will   be   used   for   that   purpose.   If   you   have   previously   received   a   Chapter   7   Discharge   in   Bank-­ ruptcy,   this   correspondence   should   not   be   construed   as   an   attempt  to  collect  a  debt.   >5(?37

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by Jackie Thorwick Special to the Leader AMERY - A Habitat home is now being built in Amery at 218 Laconie Ave., next to the Habitat home built in 2011 on the same street. It will be the third Habitat home to be built in Amery since 2009. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity has had a very ambitious schedule this year. Homes in Grantsburg, Ladysmith, Webster and Frederic are now complete. Five other homes received major repairs during an ambitious Build-A-Thon in May. The extremely late spring caused delays, which put all of the builds behind, especially one recently begun in Luck. Luckily, the Amery home is already well under way, thanks to a group from Hudson who spent a week working on the home in July. Also, the homeowner-to-be, Tony LeTourneau, worked in construction for years, and he and friends DQG UHODWLYHV KDYH DOUHDG\ FRPSOHWHG WKH URRĂ&#x20AC;QJ DQG concrete work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a great job,â&#x20AC;? said Bob Babel, construction manager in charge of the job.â&#x20AC;&#x153; But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots left to do.â&#x20AC;? 7KULYHQW)LQDQFLDOLVSURYLGLQJDVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWSRUWLRQ of the funds to build this home, making it possible for Habitat to help the LeTourneaus this year. The Thrivent funding also brings with it a deadline that other builds donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have. The goal is to have the home complete by Thanksgiving, which is expected to be a challenge. $P\ DQG 7RQ\ /H7RXUQHDX ZLWK WKHLU FKLOGUHQ ROGHVW WR Build days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 \RXQJHVW -DFRE7\OHU-RVHSKDQG-HVVH3KRWRVVXEPLWWHG a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteer turnout on weekdays tends to be quite a bit lower than on Saturdays. Babel is workremembers that it was Super Bowl Sunday. Her father ing at the Luck build on Saturdays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d sure appreciate help from anyone who can come had called her mother and they had gone over to his home. out,â&#x20AC;? said Babel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we got there, he was locked in a room upstairs,â&#x20AC;? she says softly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We waited and waited, the cops 7KHIDPLO\ The six members of the LeTourneau family are now came, and after a long while they came and told us he living in a 2-bedroom trailer home in Osceola. This was gone.â&#x20AC;? She and Tony met seven years ago while he was newly young family already has survived more trauma than most do in a lifetime and, yet, maintain a wonderfully recovering from heroin addiction. sunny spirit. Amy was raised by a single mother. Her father was an 6SLULWXDODZDNHQLQJ alcoholic, and he killed himself when she was 13. Amy Recovery from heroin addiction is a tough road. Tony credits daily attendance at Narcotics Anonymous meetings with his success. His best friend at the time, John, also was trying to get clean, but he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to meetings. John struggled terribly and he eventually killed himself. Tony says he and John had spent so much time together in his apartment that after John was gone, Tony couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand to go into it. Tony says he decided to kill himself, too. He called his mother to say goodbye, and she told him to ask God to be with him so he could go in his apartment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe what happened when I did that is that I invited God into my life,â&#x20AC;? said Tony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I opened up my apartment door again, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just OK. Everything had changed. I went from feeling hopeless to feeling OK. More than that, I felt like a little baby being embraced. From that point on, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always had a strong faith in God.â&#x20AC;? 7RQ\/H7RXUQHDXDQGIULHQGVDQGIDPLO\FRPSOHWHGWKHURRI LQJRQKLV+DELWDWKRPHWKLV$XJXVW

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WRHFHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest rehab project begins GRANTSBURG - On Saturday, Sept. 7, Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity kicked off their latest rehab project in Grantsburg. Mike and Eva Johnson and their 7-yearold granddaughter Alecia will soon be calling this home. The house on 222 Summit Ave. is currently owned by Wild Rivers Habitat and was previously bank-owned. Once work on the house is completed, the Johnsons will purchase the home and help continue Habitatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cycle of service. When Habitat does a rehab project, everyone in the FRPPXQLW\EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV,WSXWVDGHVHUYLQJIDPLO\LQWRD

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by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer CLAM FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A lot changes in 100 years, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice when the most important things, like home and family, stay the same. This past Saturday, Sept. 7, the Owens family of Clam Falls was able to celebrate this very thing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the 100th anniversary of their family-owned farm. More than 600 friends and family came to the party, which was held on the original property. What started out as a 160-acre farm with cattle, dairy cows, horses and, later, even turkeys, now encompasses nearly 1,600 acres and a herd of more than 1,400 Jerseys. The third and fourth generations are working together on what is still one of the most successful farms in Polk County. Their story begins in 1912, when Wilfred Owens purchased 160 acres from Civil War veteran J.A. Olds. Wilfred owned and operated a grocery store in central Illinois, so he had his younger brother, Kay, run the farm until Wilfred and his bride, Grace, could come north the next spring. The young couple moved on the day that Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the 28th president of the United States. Over the next 10 years another 80 acres was added to the farm. The barn on the original 160 acres was replaced with a 34-stanchion barn. Besides having the largest dairy herd in the area, Wilfred bought and sold several thousand head of livestock, as well as horses that were shipped via train from out west to the Twin Cities. The animals were shipped by train in and out of Lewis and, according to Wilfredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandson and namesake, a load of KLVFDWWOHZDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWIUHLJKWWROHDYHWKH Lewis station. His horse and livestock business eventually helped give rise to other businesses in the area when he began moving them by truck. The Huser family did a great deal of horse hauling for Wilfred.

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couple settled in the Portland area where they raised three children, Nora, Grace and John. Back at Clam Falls, Harold and Agnes purchased another 40 acres. Indian Creek runs through it, and it was initially used as pasture. Now the majority of it has been converted to cropland. In 1954, under the name Sunny Slope Farm, Harold and Agnes purchased the farm from Grace (the name of the farm was changed to Owens Farm, Inc., when the corporation was formed in 1972). Land was added â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 240 acres in 1966, 340 acres in 1981 and 440 acres in the 1990s. The farm now owns 1,300 acres and rents another 263 acres of cropland. Buildings have been remodeled and added as well. A machine shop was built, two small cement silos were poured, a ORDĂ&#x20AC;QJ VKHG ZDV EXLOW DQG SDUW RI WKH barnyard was paved. As the farm was growing, so was the 7KHJURXSRI2ZHQVHVWKDWFXUUHQWO\RSHUDWHVWKH\HDUROGIDPLO\IDUPQHDU&ODP)DOOV family. 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Walter said of his mother, silos and, later, eight bunker silos. 1990s, within a couple of hundred miles Agnes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She believed in what Dad was The Owenses were milking 60 cows by radius.â&#x20AC;? doing. She drove tractor, although she the time the milking parlor was added in Wilfred and Grace had a son, Harold, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it too much. She raised the 1960. Four years later they went over 100 and a daughter, Leila. In 1936, in the kids, milked cows, threw hay bales. It milking cows, and in 1979 they went over midst of the Great Depression, Wilfred ZDVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\DSDUWQHUVKLSÂľ 200. died and ownership of the farm was left 7KH IDUP¡V Ă&#x20AC;UVW UHJLVWHUHG -HUVH\ ZDV On this same property, in 1997, Owens in Graceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands. Harold, a junior in high bought in 1943, from a farm near River Farms built a free-stall barn to hold 512 school, took over running the place. Falls, and the next year the Owenses went cows, with an adjacent double-12-parallel The next few years brought many other DOO-HUVH\7KHIROORZLQJ\HDUĂ&#x20AC;UH milking parlor. By 2003 there were 420 big changes. In 1936 Grace, Harold and destroyed the brooder house. As the Ow- cows being milked, and the parlor was Leila started raising turkeys. There were enses contemplated rebuilding, the turkey expanded to a double 16. A 48-stall addisheep, steers, laying hens and a very market took a dive, and they were spared tion for fresh cows was added to the freemixed dairy herd that even included losing an investment in a new building stall barn. and new stock. some buffalo blood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t purchase any cattle for our Meanwhile, Leila married Vincent growth,â&#x20AC;? said Walter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t purAmong the biggest changes was the entrance of the United States into World â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Ruhn and moved with her hus- chased an animal in 40 years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all been War II and the effect the war had on the band to Oregon. Bud was a lumberman, our own stock. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different than a lot availability of goods. Harold was able raised in the Frederic area, and he oper- of the bigger dairies.â&#x20AC;? Harold continued to help with the farm WREX\KLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWQHZWUDFWRULQDQG ated a small mill near Roseburg, Ore. The after it was incorporated in 1972, but they also built their â&#x20AC;&#x153;retirementâ&#x20AC;? home on the 80 acres purchased by Wilfred in 1919. Agnes died in 2005, and Harold in 2011, just shy of the 100th anniversary of the original purchase. Three of their sons, the third generation, now operate the farm along with their spouses: Wilfred and his wife Linda, Walter and his wife Joyce and Roger with his wife Kim. 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I used to have a dog named Moxie and, when she was given a bone, her normally Carrie Classon happy demeanor immediately vanished. With the unexpected complication of this bone, her life became worrisome. What if she were to lose this wonderful bone? What if strange dogs came over and stole it? What if the whole thing was a big mistake and she was never supposed to have this bone at all? Instead of prancing around the yard with her tail held high, she lowered her head and her tail and walked in circles around the yard, consumed with worry over this unexpected windfall. Finally, unable to bear it any longer, Moxie would take the bone deep into the woods and bury it. She ZRXOGQHYHUĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHERQHDJDLQEXWVKHZDVQR longer burdened by this overwhelming good fortune. I understood Moxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reaction because I sometimes feel that way myself. Lately, I have been swamped with so many reasons to be grateful that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve noticed I have a little too much happiness in my system to absorb. Last week, when I was having my carburetor repaired at Blue Smoke Garage, I mentioned that I had not checked the air pressure in my tires recently and asked if they would mind checking it. This was a bald-faced lie. I had not checked my air pressure in memory. I am pretty sure I have never put air in my moped tires. Putting air LQWLUHVODUJHRUVPDOOĂ&#x20AC;OOVPHZLWKDQXQUHDVRQDEOH fear and I will go to what I recognize are ridiculous lengths to avoid doing it. So, before I headed out, Shawn from Blue Smoke took out the air hose (scary!) and checked the pressure in my tires.

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Festival announces â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ichabod Craneâ&#x20AC;? cast ST. CROIX FALLS - So you think you know the story of Ichabod Craneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s midnight ride outside Sleepy +ROORZ"  3HUKDSV \RX¡YH VHHQ RQH RI WKH Ă&#x20AC;OP YHUsions? Perhaps youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read the original story by Washington Irving? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another version to add to your list, this fall Festival Theatre is about to turn this classic story on its head! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Festival Live Radio Hour Presents: Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horsemanâ&#x20AC;? takes place on a dark and stormy night in the year 1946 when a group of children gather around the family radio to hear a broadcast of the familiar Headless Horseman tale, but a thunderstorm knocks out the power just as Ichabodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story reaches its climax. The children rise to the occasion, however, bringing the story to life with their own imaginative ideas about how the story ought to end. This brandnew script is making its debut at Festival Theatre and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to share this story with an audience,â&#x20AC;? says director and writer Seth Kaltwasser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The play is fast-paced and charming, and always has a few tricks up its sleeves. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full of laughs and surprising twists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and is being staged with a dynamic, inventive cast. This is a must-see production.â&#x20AC;? The cast features a combination of professional guest artists and local youth actors. Guest artists include some old favorites: Ed Moersfelder, Kimberly Braun, and Darrell Johnston, alongside new favorites Ethan Bjelland and Stephanie Seward, both of whom made

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their debut in this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy For Youâ&#x20AC;?. The youth casts consists of nine youths: Carly Herrick and Katie Herrick from Cushing, Brita Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Elliana Naegelen from Dresser, and Jenna Driscoll, Sidrah Edwards, Sam +RHĂ HUDQG&ODLUH6FKDUIHQEHUJIURP6W&URL[)DOOV This original adventure is a story for audience members of all ages and a perfect way to celebrate Halloween with the entire family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Festival Live Radio Hour Presents: Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horsemanâ&#x20AC;? opens on Thursday, Oct. 3, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 27. To reserve tickets, visit festivaltheatre.org or FDOOWKH)HVWLYDO7KHDWUH%R[2IĂ&#x20AC;FHDW  from Festival Theatre

Sjoland Sons of Norway meeting set AMERY - Sjoland Lodge 5-635, Sons of Norway, will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Amery. Gordy and Ruth Schock, along with their daughter, Oralee Schock, will tell about their recent trip to Norway. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted one wants to reach out and rub the poor distended abdomen of the pregnant woman. Perhaps her belly is sticking out so far that is invading everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s space, however many appear to act as if the belly of a pregnant woman is public property. Perhaps there is a sense of bestowing a blessing upon the mother and child by the simple act of rubbing your hands around the protuberant belly of a pregnant woman. There may be cultural differences as well but it clearly isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just the belly that beckons. I have known several men in my life that had been good friends with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Danielsâ&#x20AC;? and they all had protuberant bellies. Never once was I compelled to go and give them a good rub. Once while on vacation we met two women walking on the sidewalk of the resort town we were visiting. As we got closer we suddenly recognized one of them as a friend. She waddled along the street pushing a stroller with a young one asleep and obviously one on the way. After chatting about the little unimportant things in life such as the weather and the price of gas, our conversation inevitably turned to her near-term pregnancy. Then my wife turned to the other woman and commented on her appearance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks like you will be delivering soon as well.â&#x20AC;? There was an awkward pause as we immediately realized the misperception. Tempted as we were, it was fortunate we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just reach out and give her a good old-fashioned belly rub.

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Is â&#x20AC;&#x153;College and Career Readyâ&#x20AC;? a case of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Emperorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Clothesâ&#x20AC;?? The following is a guest column by teachers Rita Platt and John Wolfe These days it is almost impossible to escape the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;college and career ready.â&#x20AC;? It is the new battle cry from some corners of education, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our students must be college and career ready!â&#x20AC;? We have heard it what feels like countless times. Say it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Career and college ready!â&#x20AC;? Say it again, but louder and with more conviction, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Career and college ready!â&#x20AC;? The idea is that by charging American schools with the task of getting all students college or career ready we will ´Ă&#x20AC;[ÂľRXUVRFLHW\7KHSKUDVHFRPHVRXW of the Common Core State Standards. The standards themselves are wonderful and have the potential to positively impact education in myriad ways. But college and career ready? What does that really mean? Stop and think. What does it really mean to be career and college ready in America today? Frankly, far too few of us have taken the time to answer that question - and then to question the answers - from the endless parade of people hollowly spouting those four meaningless words. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take a few minutes to think about it together, then, ask yourself if cloaking schools in college and career readiness strikes you as a case of the emperorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new clothes. First, think about being career ready. How would you like to have promis-

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vanced degree. The purpose of setting a high-level vision, like being college and career ready, is to clarify complex hopes and dreams. The problem is that this phrase does not clarify, in fact, it obfuscates. On one hand we have the Common Core State Standards, which carefully and aptly GHĂ&#x20AC;QHZKDWLWPHDQVWREHHGXFDWHG They are a worthy and powerful vision. On the other hand, we have a hollow phrase that is neither meaningful nor measurable Considering the grim realities above, how could anyone suggest that settling on the objective of getting kids â&#x20AC;&#x153;college and career readyâ&#x20AC;? is a meaningful goal? The problem is bigger than education. The problem is more complex than implementing the Common Core State Standards. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get us wrong, we believe that schools do need to do better and the standards are a part of the solution. But, society as a whole needs WRGREHWWHUWRR,QDWHUULĂ&#x20AC;F6ODWHDUWLFOH Tressie McMillan Cottom writes about what she calls the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rules for a better FRQYHUVDWLRQDERXWKRZWRĂ&#x20AC;[DEURNHQ system.â&#x20AC;? According to her we must:

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donated over the years. Along with the blacksmith shop and restored schoolhouse, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have more room for the non-fur-trade component of the park.â&#x20AC;? That said, he also admits to some major hurdles to the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program, starting with the condition of the fur trade restoration itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did replace the fur trade area roofs with more time-appropriate sod ones, but the bottom logs have rotted in spots and will need some restorative attention soon,â&#x20AC;? he points out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny,â&#x20AC;? he adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;already the reconstruction has outlasted the length of time the original fur trade buildings stood, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make permanent the sort of buildings which originally were never meant for permanence.â&#x20AC;? On another front, he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a challenge. We do all right with some of our fundraising events, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of room to improve in our grand procurements - grants, for instance, getting harder to come by all the time.â&#x20AC;? Given his druthers (and adequate funding), Wierschem would love to continue to expand the scope of â&#x20AC;&#x153;what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here for â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the fur trade interpretation ... it was only a couple years back that we got the XY building in better shape, thanks to hours of volunteer labor by our Friends of Folle Avoine crew, but we still need lots of reproduction-type material to tell that story better.â&#x20AC;? The fur trade emphasis is also told in the visitors center, where one room was transformed into a background exhibit which has garnered rave reviews from museum professionals such as the National Park Service. Wierschem also hopes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;to expand the number of fur-trade-style events and especially draw in more people who love to re-enact fur trade times.â&#x20AC;? Then again, sometimes just being around the site spurs natural intrigue, as was the case with Grantsburg High School student Hunter Jensen. Wierschem smiles as he recalls, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the enthusiasm Hunter displayed, and how he dove into researching the placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, especially the story of a 16-year-old voyageur-trader named George Nelson ... so much so that Hunter took to getting himself a costume together and sometimes portraying young Nelson, all the while digging into the who/what/why that is a key to interpreting history.â&#x20AC;? Wierschem has a ton of special memories, but his favorite concerns an old voyageur re-enactor who fell down a hill, into the river, one night ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long story, with a weird ending, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun, funny, and sometime youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to pull up a keg at Forts Folle Avoine, and ask Wierschem for the real skinny. And that story may lead to another ... and another ... and ... did you hear the one about ... ? Meanwhile, Forts Folle Avoine Historical Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season has shifted into its fall schedule. The site tours DUHQRZDYDLODEOHRQZHHNHQGVRQO\EXWWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FH is open Wednesday-Friday as well, and the historical library welcomes visitors midweek as well. More info can be obtained by calling 715-866-8890 or visiting theforts.org. Signed, Woodswhimsy :RRGVZKLPV\LVDQLQGHSHQGHQWZULWHUQRWDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG ZLWK)RUWV)ROOH$YRLQH+LVWRULFDO3DUN

Auditions for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pinocchioâ&#x20AC;? at Luck School Sept. 23 LUCK - This is the eighth year Luck Community Education is sponsoring Prairie Fire Theatre, and its popularity continues to grow as this annual event is enjoyed by all ages. The production has roles for movers, singers, aspiring actors, and for kids who just want their Ă&#x20AC;UVW H[SHULHQFH DFWLQJ RQVWDJH /XFN 6FKRRO 'LVWULFW students will team up with two professional actors/ directors to audition, practice, and present Prairie Fire Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original musical version of classic tale, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pinocchio,â&#x20AC;? on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. On Monday, Sept. 23, from 3:30-5:30 p.m, up to 74 \RXWKZLOOPHHWWRĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHUROHVRI3LQRFFKLRWKH%OXH Fairy, the Forest Spirits, the Puppets, the Vermin Brothers, the Hooligans, the Cricket, the Cat, and the Townsfolk. The Prairie Fire staff will direct the production and play the roles of Gepetto/Tempesto (dual role) and WKH)R[$XGLWLRQVDUHRSHQWRVWXGHQWVLQĂ&#x20AC;UVWWKURXJKW 12th grades in the Luck School District; both public and home-school students are encouraged to attend. The suggested minimum age is 7, yet parents can decide if their 6-year-old is â&#x20AC;&#x153;ready.â&#x20AC;? The audition process lasts up to two hours and all participants are required to be in attendance the complete time. No preparation is necessary to audition. A portion of the cast will be required to stay following auditions for a short rehearsal. Rehearsals will be held the remainder of the week.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 26, rehearsals will be from 3:30-7:45 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, due to early dismissal, rehearsal will be from 12:45-5 SP2Q)ULGD\6HSWWKHFDVWZLOOSXWWKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ touches on their show and then perform at 7 p.m. in the Luck School elementary gym. On Saturday, Sept. 28, a 3 p.m. matinee performance will wrap up their week with Prairie Fire. Tickets for performance are $5 for adults and $3 for students and will be available at the door. This weeklong PFCT residency is sponsored by Luck Community Education. A $10 participation fee is also requested to help cover residency expenses. Preregistration is helpful as there is a lot of info for parents to learn about durLQJWKHLUVWXGHQWV¡PHPRUDEOHDQGIXQĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZHHN)RU more information contact Amy Aguado, Luck Comm. Ed. director at 715-472-2152, ext. 103, or email amya@ lucksd.k12.wi.us. IURP/XFN&RPPXQLW\(G

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50 years ago Town talk came from Siren, Timberland, by Mrs. Otto Nelson; Scott, from Mrs. William Derrick; White Pine-May, Ferne Bertram; Webster, Marie Hersant; Bass Lake, Milltown, Mrs. Harley Hansen; Balsam Lake, East Dresser; Mrs. Sam Lundberg; Falun, Mrs. Myron Johnson; Frederic; West Sweden, Mrs. Worthy West; North Bone Lake, Mrs. Paul Nelson; Lewis; Centuria; West Denmark, Mrs. Ervin Johanson; Wolf Creek, Mrs. Leslie Fisk; West Clayton; Cloverton, Mrs. Ida Austen; Oakland, Mrs. John Ovre; South Frederic, Mrs. E.H. Blackburn; West Frederic, Mrs. Riner Swanson; Luck, Mrs. Joe Schauls; Friendly Corners, Mrs. Eugene Pearson; North Valley, Olva Johnson; East West Sweden, Mrs. Lloyd Johnson; Atlas-Laketown, Mrs. Walter Baasch; Sterling, Mrs. V.R. Hanson; Grantsburg, Mrs. Bud Nelson; Mudhen Lake, Mrs. Ole Grudt; Wood Lake, Mrs. William Woodard; Cozy Corners, Mrs. Ivan Montgomery; Trade River, Mrs. Wm. Hoffman; Webb Lake, Minnie Krantz; North Rusk, Mrs. Henry Glowacki; Round Lake, Mrs. Walter Erickson; Clam Falls, Mrs. Russell Nelson; Twin Town, Mrs. Ed Dowd; Nye, Marylin Eveland; Balsam Lake, Betty Dernell; Joel; Dewey-LaFollette, Mrs. Henry Mangelsen; Kruger, Mrs. Lewis Clark; Karlsborg, Vella Johnson; Hertel, Mrs. Wendell Denotter; Alpha, Rita Strom; Danbury; Triangle; Yellow Lake, Johanna Melland; and Clam Lake, Mrs. Francis Tucker.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Ruth Bunker Christiansen, Frederic, was elected into membership of the American Poets Fellowship Society and was asked to act as editor in chief of their bimonthly newsletter.

40 years ago Father Hugh Rochkes would be leaving the parishes of St. Dominicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Frederic and Immaculate Conception in Grantsburg to serve in Lake Tomahawk.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The last remains of the Frederic Roller Mill on Wisconsin Avenue were burned on Sept. 11 to make way for a new building for the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association. The company had purchased the property several years earlier and had deconstructed the old feed store section of the building to salvage WKHOXPEHU%HIRUHWKDWWKHWKUHHVWRU\Ă RXUPLOOVHFtion was moved in 1966 to become part of the Frederic Farmers Exchange facilities.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Coast Guard Seaman Recruit Robert W. Turner, from Siren, completed basic training at the Coast Guard Training Center, Alameda, Calif.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;A sailboat owned and skippered by Bud Karl of Lewis capsized in heavy winds while attempting to return to port on Yellow Lake. A storm caused the canFHOODWLRQRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW<HOORZ/DNH%URNHQ&XS5HJDWWD and the crew of the W-7, a 28-foot sloop, found themselves grateful to have survived. In addition to Karl, they were Ron and Lori Hansen, Centuria; Buzz and Karen Callaway, Frederic; Jim and Nancy Karl, Siren; and Randy Holst, Frederic.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Elmer Taylor, farmer and Frederic school bus driver, and his son Terry, 13, were both hospitalized in the same week. Terry was hit in the eye by a crab apple at a family gathering where the children were throwing apples at each other, and Elmer was attacked by a bull, which threw him into the air several times.

20 years ago Some beavers were a little too busy and felled trees near Spencer Lake that landed on a power transmission line, causing a power outage for about 5,000 customers in the Frederic, Cushing, Siren, Atlas, Falun, etc., area for 20 minutes to an hour. Dean Dahlberg of Northwestern Electric said the daytime outage was unusual, as the beavers usually work at night.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Indian Creek 4-H member Tiffany Larson and her horse, Shilo, won the junior high-point trophy at the Northern District 4-H Horse Show at the Washburn County Fairgrounds.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Polk County Board member Otto Becker reported that attendance and receipts at the Polk County Fair in St. Croix Falls were up, with grandstand receipts of $27,354 and attendance of 27,278 people.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;There would be an open house at Indian Creek Hall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chris and LuLu Mangelsen.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rodger Marek and Jeff Moats were awarded bowling plaques for high series and high game, respectively, from the previous season at the start of the 1993 fall bowling season.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Festival Theatre production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vincent,â&#x20AC;? starring Jonathan Smoots, would be performed at three high schools, Amery, Grantsburg and &KLVDJR/DNHV0LQQ²%XUQHWW&RXQW\Ă&#x20AC;IWKDQGVL[WK graders who had participated in the DARE program spent a day at Rainbow Park near Siren.

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&RPPXQLW\ Phyllis Lowe funds released. Plans are currently under way for improving and implementing energy assistance and wood-cutting plans. As I mentioned before, a heated issue is the mining in the Penokii Hills by the Bad River Reservation. We are in our usual stance of protecting Mother Earth, our beautiful clean water and clean air, the surrounding trees and historic and sacred land. Most importantly, the wild rice beds in the Bad River Sloughs. Help us to keep the mine out and leave the beautiful land as it is. Another part of our battle was to keep the harvest of wolf from being permitted. The wolf is my clan member, a part of our family clanship. It is a terrible intrusion on our sacredness. These battles are many, but we chose the ones that will protect our sovereignty and creatures for future generations to come. On the home front, we are continuing to build our teamwork, restructuring, DQGPDNLQJRXURIÃ&#x20AC;FHVSDFHHQHUJ\ HIÃ&#x20AC;FLHQWDQGOHVVFURZGHG:HRXU

happy to work with the new members and planning strategies for tribal administration and casino compliance. Every day is challenging as we pay bills and review tribal members needs and requests. We need your help in cutting expenses. Our income is low, but the expenses are high. We would appreciate your help in cutting back on food vouchers and gas comps. Right now, I only help with gas assistance to the people who are ill and need medical transportation. Please help us to save money and work within a budget. Christmas is coming soon, and we will have no funds for that special assistance. We continue to improve our workforce, but that too is increasing the hardship with additional expense for the payroll. We need to start balancing our budget. We have a new enrollment department. New staff, new work practices, QHZÃ&#x20AC;OLQJV\VWHPVSHUVRQIULHQGO\ smiling staff who are willing to help you. Please stop in and see their new RIÃ&#x20AC;FHIUHVKO\SDLQWHGDQGUHRUJDQL]HG Proud directive by the St. Croix Tribal Council. I was at the St. Croix Wild Rice Powwow last weekend. I was overwhelmed by tears as the oldest elders were honored. I was proud to be a part of such a

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Frederic community, businesses invited FREDERIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As people get busier, and more and more nonlocal goods and services become available, many small communities are looking for ways to maintain their identity and vitality. Steps can be taken, however, to ensure the future of

sin-River Falls, will be a special guest to speak on Civil War records at the state level in Wisconsin and what is available at the UWRF-ARC. Bring your curiosity, a couple of pencils and your questions about â&#x20AC;&#x153;how-toâ&#x20AC;? do family history research the old-fashioned method, learning the difference between firsthand versus suggested evidence; authentic versus duplicate materials; original or major sources ver-

sus secondary or minor sources. Complete a family group sheet adding military records as one source, to include the techniques that adhere to the standard for â&#x20AC;&#x153;developing concise, accurate and comprehensive family histories.â&#x20AC;? A break for lunch and beverage between the class and the monthly PCGS meeting is scheduled. An invitation is extended to all PCGS members as well as those in the beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class to join the PCGS meeting fol-

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Networking workshop set for Sept. 26 our local communities by strengthening ties within the private and public sectors. Frederic-area business owners and any other interested persons are invited to attend an evening workshop Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. to look at ways of strengthening local networking opportunities. The workshop will be held in the fellowship hall at St. Dominic Catholic Church on Hwy. 35 in Frederic. The featured speaker will be Linda Sk-

oglund, owner and president of JA Counter and Associates of New Richmond. Skoglund, who is also a board member of the St. Croix Valley Foundation, is a very dynamic and gifted communicator. She is a successful and visionary business owner who serves on the board of the New Richmond Vitality Initiative. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to join in the discussion about the formation of the Frederic Area

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Fifth-annual Grantoberfest to include free activities for kids and adults

by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG - Plans are wrapping XSIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;IWKDQQXDOIDOOIHVWLYDO*UDQWoberfest. It will be held at the Grantsburg Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. and is free to attend. New for 2013, the Grantsburg Fitness Center will hold their annual Corn Cob 5K at 9 a.m. and 1K Family Fun Run at 10:30 a.m. as part of Grantoberfest. You may register online or in person. The fun run is free. Also, Burnett Dairy planted and sculpted a 7.5-acre corn maze. Open-

ing day for the maze will be Sept. 21 as part of Grantoberfest and admission will be free for this day only. Grantoberfest offers activities for all ages. There will be a bounce house and LQĂ DWDEOH REVWDFOH FRXUVH IDFH SDLQWLQJ clown with balloon animals (10 a.m. noon) petting zoo, hayrides, mini golf, pumpkin bowling, high striker, cowmilking contest, games, crafts and more â&#x20AC;Ś all free of charge! Many local food establishments will offer samples, and food and drinks will be available for purchase including cotton

candy, hamburgers, pizza, cheese, homemade bread, cookies, rolls, sno-cones, popcorn, mini doughnuts and more. There will be many local vendors showcasing their goods and services. Many activities and games will take SODFHLQFOXGLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;IWKDQQXDO.LFNEDOO Tournament. The youth division will take place in the morning and adults in the afternoon. Preregistration is required. There will also be a Great Pumpkin Contest and pie auction at 11 a.m. to benHĂ&#x20AC;WWKH*UDQWVEXUJ'ROODUVIRU6FKRODUV To learn more about the activities and

games and to register, visit their website at grantoberfest.com. You may also call Grantsburg Area Chamber of Commerce President Nicki Peterson at 715-463-5988 for more details. Grantoberfest is hosted by the Grantsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and is supported by the following premier sponsors: Grand Casino, The Pizza Place, Indianhead Credit Union, Burnett Medical Center, Community Bank and Burnett Dairy Cooperative.

The Valley celebrates Halloween early ST. CROIX FALLS - Trick or Treat! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that time of year again when kids dress up and ... wait a minute. The calendar still says September. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not stopping the crew at St. Croix Valley Raceway from having an action-packed, kid-centric Halloween celebration this weekend. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all happening this Saturday, Sept. 14, when the Valley hosts their unique Crash-tastic Smash-O-rama/ Halloween in September special event. Things will get under way an hour early on Saturday, at 6 p.m. instead of the customary 7 p.m. start, with an appear-

ance by the monster truck, Heart Breaker, piloted by Kaila Savage from Albany, Minn. Heart Breaker wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be alone in the mayhem; the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Demolition Devilâ&#x20AC;? Scott Turkiewicz is back again this year with a few of his trademark stunts. Intermixed with all the destruction will be some racing, with three of SCVRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular racing classes in action, the pure stocks, Future Fours and UMSS micro sprints along with the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only the Crash-tastic SmashO-rama, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Halloween in September. Kids and adults are encouraged to wear

Wine-tasting event to benefit HSBC BURNETT COUNTY - Clover Meadow Winery will be hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser for the Humane Society of Burnett County this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1-6 p.m. Accompanying Clover Meadowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own organic wines and menu, WKHUHZLOODOVREHĂ&#x20AC;QJHUIRRGDQGPXVLF

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their Halloween costumes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; because they have some trick-or-treating to do on the racetrack with the racers and performers of the night. Kids 15 and under are admitted for just $5 and, as always, anyone 5 years and younger is absolutely free. Also planned for Saturday are spectator drags and the

always hilarious trailer races. Monster trucks, racing, death-defying stunts, mayhem, costumes and candy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sounds like kid heaven. Or maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just St. Croix Valley Racewayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crash-tastic Smash-O-rama/Halloween in September. ²IURP6&95

Harvest of Harmony event set AMERY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Indianhead Chorus Annual Harvest of Harmony will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at Amery High School. Show times are 2 and 7:30 p.m. The chorus and their local quartets are excited about sharing the musical program they have prepared for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance. Their special guests for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show include Rusty Pipes, International Senior Champion quartet, and the Benson Family Singers from Minnesota. In addition, the Amery High School music

program has been selected to receive the annual award for musical performance. Each year a deserving school music program is selected to receive $1,500 to build up their musical program. The chorus is excited that the Amery High School choir will perform during the show. The conFHUWWKLV\HDULVIRUWKHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WRI+DELWDW for Humanity, and they will be awarded a check at the show. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets, call 715-483-9202. - submitted


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Siren Lioness Club honors Mary Jo Bierman SIREN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Siren Lioness Club held their annual Honors Night Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Siren Senior Center. Lioness Mary Jo Bierman was this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. Charlene Hyslop, who sponsored Bierman into the club 16 years ago, presented the award. Bierman has been an active member, holding many ofĂ&#x20AC;FHVDQGVHUYLQJRQQXPHURXVFRPPLWWHHV6KHLVSUHVently president of the club for a third time. She has held RIĂ&#x20AC;FHVDWWKHGLVWULFWOHYHODQGKDVDWWHQGHGPDQ\FRQventions. She is also very active in her church. Bierman is married to Richard Bierman. She has one GDXJKWHUWKUHHJUDQGFKLOGUHQDQGĂ&#x20AC;YHJUHDWJUDQGFKLOdren. Many friends came from out of town to share in her award ceremony. ²IURP6LUHQ/LRQHVV&OXE

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Village Players Community Theatre painting presented WEBSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bud Vasas was the winner of this delightfully daring painting featured in this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village Playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Naughty Knickers.â&#x20AC;? Artist Dan Risinger created the original artwork especially for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? set and donated it as a door prize for one lucky theatergoer. Donations given toward the painting giveaway were given to the Voyager Village Together for a Cure cancer research fundraiser. The next VPCT event will be a fall dinner theater on Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 9 at the Voyager Village Restaurant. Come and help solve a murder. Throughout the evening, enjoy merriment and mayhem while cracking the case as an audience member or sign up to play one of the characters.

Fun-loving volunteers are needed to take roles. There are no lines to memorize; actors just have to convey a message to another cast member or to a dinner guest. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry as to what to do; instructions will be given throughout the night. For dinner theater info, call or email Nancy at 715-259-3982 or nanroge@centurytel.net or Joan at nwjlgill@q.com. Please type in â&#x20AC;&#x153;murder mysteryâ&#x20AC;? in the subject line. To make prepaid reservations, call Linda at 715 259-3910 ext. 21. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Priscilla Bauer

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Can You Dig It garden workshop to be held SPOONER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Can You Dig It? Get More Plants For No Money workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6-7 p.m., at the Spooner Ag Research Station Teaching and Display Garden. UWExtension and North Country Master Gardener volunteers sponsor this outdoor hands-on workshop and discussion. There is no cost to attend. The display Garden is located on Orchard Lane, one-half mile east of the stoplights in Spooner off Hwy. 70. Watch for garden meeting signs. UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteers Sharon Tarras, Katie Childs and Terrie Strand will walk participants through the perennial and annual display gardens and explain how gardeners can

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invited to participate in an essay contest for a trip to Washington, D.C. Two trips will be awarded, valued at $2,300 each. Polk-Burnettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship program is based on community service, rather than academic grades, athletic performance or Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO QHHG &DQGLGDWHV DUH UHTXLUHG to submit a community service resume. In addition, candidates must be the son or daughter of a Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative member, graduating from high school in 2014 and continuing their

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Sunday morning coffee walks with National Park rangers ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enjoy the transition to autumn during the month of September with some fresh coffee, good conversation, and a healthy morning walk next to the St. Croix River. National Park rangers from the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will lead these walks, with coffee provided, each Sunday of the month.

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and last about one to 1-1/2 hours at a leisurely pace. Uneven terrain exists in places on some of these trails, so par6XQGD\6HSWDPDW ticipants are asked to wear comfortable 2VFHROD%OXII7UDLO 7KHĂ&#x20AC;QDOKLNHUHWXUQVWRWKLVRQHPLOH walking shoes, clothing appropriate for loop overlooking the St. Croix in antici- the weather, and to bring water, snacks pation of the seasonal change of colors or other items as needed. These morning walks are free and open that annually sweeps through the north woods. There is a short, steep climb on to all members of the public. Walks may this trail, and it also follows along the be canceled in the event of threatening or bluff edge for a distance. Meet the park inclement weather. For more information, ranger at the Geiger Brewery Historical please call the St. Croix River Visitor CenMarker on the south side of Minnesota ter at 715-483-2274. - submitted Hwy. 243 and just west of the intersection with Hwy. 35 in Osceola. Each walk will be on a developed trail

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Lutherans welcome new bishop by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer EAU CLAIRE - It was a bit of the traditional and a bit of the contemporary as Christians from several denominations gathered at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire last Sunday, Sept. 8. They had come for the worship service that installed the Rev. Richard Hoyme as bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The rite of installation has its roots in practices that reach deep into the past, to the beginnings of Christianity when ELVKRSVĂ&#x20AC;UVWEHJDQWRVHUYHDVWKHVSLULtual leaders of the emerging church. But those ancient traditions were joined in this event with very contemporary forms of celebration including a praise band, new songs of praise and new additions to the old forms of worship. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just the synod Lutherans who were in attendance. Other ELCA bishops from throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa participated in the act of blessing the new bishop. Judicatory heads from the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church also joined in the blessing. Hoyme becomes the fourth bishop to serve the Northwest Synod, a body of 199 ELCA Lutheran congregations with more than 105,000 members and 300 rostered clergy and other leaders. The

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Rob (Turner) Letinich passed away in a boating accident involving his skiff on Aug. 26, 2013, in Port Townsend, Wash. He was born in Gary, Ind., Rob graduated from Siren High School in 1973. After school, Rob joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he was stationed in Willamette, Ill., and Key West, Fla. Most recently residing in Olympia, Wash., and Port Townsend, Wash., Rob was a master carpenter and avid mariner. The only thing that made Rob happier than being on the water was time with his daughter, Hannah, watching baseball and playing acoustic guitar. Rob was a very generous man with his time and talents. Always working with his hands, he was a true craftsman and created EHDXWLIXOZRRGZRUNWKURXJKRXWWKH3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F1RUWKZHVW His father, Robert Letinich, precedes Rob in death. His mother, BJ Turner; his daughter, Hannah Letinich; and his brothers, Dave, Dan, Steve and Tony, survive Rob. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, in Olympia, Wash. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cure for anything is salt water sweat, tears, or the sea.â&#x20AC;? -Isak Dinesen â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;A clear mind and the ability to see with heart, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real strength.â&#x20AC;? -The Natural

Emogene Gundersen, 89, Minnetonka, Minn., resided in Grantsburg for 60 years with her husband, former Judge Harry Gundersen, and children Mike, Susan and Nancy. Emogene died Sept. 4, peacefully at her home at Sunrise Assisted Living in Minnetonka, Minn., where she lived for the last four years. Emogene was born in Canada, Ky., on Aug. 25, 1924. Emogene moved to Madison in 1942. She worked at the Madison Club in Madison where she PHW+DUU\ZKRZDVĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJODZVFKRRO at the University of Wisconsin and was also working as a busboy at the club. Emogene worked at Grantsburg Hospital for 25 years, while living in Grantsburg. She was also involved in Girl and Boy Scouts as a den mother with her children. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. (PRJHQHKDGDORYHIRUĂ RZHUVDQGJDUGHQLQJ She is survived her by son, Michael (Chris), San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Nancy (Roger) Gilbertson, Chanhassen, Minn.; grandchildren, Jon Michael, Harry Travis Gundersen and Melanie Carter of San Diego, Calif., Calsi and Mackenzie Gilbertson, Chanhassen, Minn., Nichole (Bjorn) Larson, Edina, Minn., Colin Larsen, Minneapolis, Minn.; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Creecie Reynolds; husband, Harry Gundersen, they were married 52 years; daughter, Susan Larsen; brothers and sisters, Beatrice Reynolds, Maxine Coleman, Luis Blair, Buster Smith, John Smith, Emmett Smith, Ernest Stanley and Glen Stanley. ,QOLHXRIĂ RZHUVPHPRULDOVPD\EHVHQWWRWKH$PHUican Heart Association. Visitation will be held at Edling Funeral Home in Grantsburg on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m., memorial service at 2 p.m. and luncheon at 3 p.m. at the Crex room at T-Dawgs.

Neil Lauren Johnson went to be with his Lord on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at 8:22 a.m. He was surrounded by love as he peacefully went home. Neil was a loving husband, father and grandpa, and touched each and every life he walked into. Neil could not go anywhere without running into someone he knew. He was a business owner of Industrial Tool and Plastics for 35 years. He served on the Osceola School and fair boards and most recently as a Polk County supervisor. Neil was a farmer his entire life and enjoyed his four-wheeler and skid steer. He is survived by his wife, Gwen Johnson; children, Bart (Pam) Johnson, Kim (Bruce) Palmsteen, Troy (Amy) Johnson, Trent (Lori) Johnson and Milana Hallen; grandchildren, Steven, Lizzy, Danielle, Brianna, Hayley, Tate, Tanner, Tyler, Luke, Jasmine, Hunter, Austin, Jordan, Bailee and Britanee; sister, Janet (Duane) Olson; brotherin-law, Kenneth Erickson; and many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Neil was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Anna Johnson; grandson, Kyle Johnson; sister, Lois Erickson; and brother, George Johnson. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Dresser. Interment was in Bethesda Cemetery in Dresser. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

After 5 dinner meeting set WEBSTER - All ladies of Webster, Siren and surrounding communities are invited to the Monday, Sept. 16, dinner meeting which will be held in the fellowship hall of Websterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. With the theme of Find a Treasure, the special feature will be a live auction with auctioneer Rhonda Erickson. Julie Macke, Webster, will present special music. The special speaker for the evening will be Marilyn Wolkowski, Baraboo, with a talk titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strength in Weakness.â&#x20AC;? Wolkowski will tell how she overcame circumstances while suffering from MS and a broken marriage. Please join them for this evening of Christian fellowship and encouragement. Ladies may bring item(s) for the auction, but that is optional. Make your reservation by calling Jane at 715-566-0081. Cost is $10 inclusive. After 5 is a nondenominational Christian womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s felORZVKLSJURXSWKDWLVDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHGZLWK6WRQHFURIW0LQLVtries based in Kansas City, Mo. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

Carnival Sunday set at Siren SIREN - Carnival Sunday is set for Sunday, Sept. 22, at Bethany Lutheran. The carnival will kick off the beginning of Sunday school and will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a bouncy house, face painting, games and prizes. Children ages pre-K through sixth grade are invited to come to Bethany that day. There will also be registration for children to attend Sunday school for the year. - submitted

Immanuel Lutheran youth chosen as RiverBucks recipient ST. CROIX FALLS - Immanuel Lutheran Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth group has been chosen as the September recipient of the RiverBucks program at Central Bank. People are invited to stop by Central Bank to enjoy a cup of coffee, espresso drink or a freshly baked cookie. All donations for RiverBucks fare go to support a different St. Croix Falls youth organization each month. Stop in and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and help Central Bank support community youth. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

First Presbyterian to hold Rally Sunday ST. CROIX FALLS - The members of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Croix Falls invite you to join them for Rally Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this special Sunday of faith, fun and fellowship with friends. The renowned polka band will bring their special celebration of music. Loren Nelson, Bonnie Fehrenbacher, Ed Schmidt, Mike Murther and Don Rubel combine their unique talents at accordion, banjo, JXLWDUDQGYRFDOVWRJHW\RXUWRHVWDSSLQ¡DQGĂ&#x20AC;OO\RXU heart. The members invite you to join them for a Sunday that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t soon forget. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

Grantsburg Christian Women meeting set GRANTSBURG - Grantsburg Christian Women will be meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Grantsburg Senior Center at 9 a.m. The special feature will be a silent auction and Mary Wright will provide music. Marilyn Wolkowski from Baraboo will be speaking on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strength in Weakness.â&#x20AC;? Reservations are essential. If you are not called, please call Beth at 715-689-2988. The cost is $5. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

Mary E. Mosley Mary E. Mosley, 94, formerly of Fort Madison, Iowa, died Sept. 7, 2013, at Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manor Assisted Living Center in Centuria. She was attended by Adoray Hospice Services and the caring staff of Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manor. Mary was born Feb. 20, 1919, to Hannah â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daisyâ&#x20AC;? Nichols and Spencer Merle Stewart and had three brothers and three sisters. She was married to Marion K. Mosley of Fort Madison, Iowa, on July 5, 1938. They were married 65 years until his passing in 2003. She enjoyed family, fishing and VSHQW PDQ\ KDSS\ KRXUV Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ DW WKH ,VDDF :DOWRQ Club, Devils Creek, Skunk, Des Moines and Mississippi rivers. Mary and Marion retired to a cabin in Webb Lake ZKHUHWKH\Ă&#x20AC;VKHGDQGHQMR\HGWKHQRUWKZRRGVOLIHXQWLO moving to Spooner, in 2000. While living in Fort Madison, Mary worked at Shaeffer Pens, was news editor and anchorwoman at KXGI radio and an executive secretary at the chamber of comPHUFH6KHZDVDOVR)RUW0DGLVRQ¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWFLW\FRXQFLOwoman in the mid-1950s and the Tri State Rodeoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Phantom Mystery Rider in 1955. Until February 2013, Mary lived independently at her home in Spooner, where she emailed family and friends daily. She was a generous and noncomplaining indiYLGXDOZKRHQMR\HGOLIHDQGZLOOEHPLVVHG1RRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO memorial services will be held to honor her wishes. Mary was preceded in death by husband, Marion, and son, Marion â&#x20AC;&#x153;Macâ&#x20AC;? Mosley of Pontoosuc, Ill. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Marsden of Dallas City, Ill., and a son, Earl Mosley of Grantsburg, Wis. Mary was also survived by grandchildren, Ray Mosley of Iowa City, Iowa, Kim Kriz of Solon, Iowa, Mark Marsden of Carthage, Ill., Steve Marsden of Nacodoches, Texas, Rob McClintic of Berkeley, Calif., and Cortney Mosley of Mobile, Ala. There are also great- and great-greatgrandchildren. Go Hawks! Online condolences may be offered at dahlfh.com.

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Robert (Bob) A. Reese

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Doyle J. Klein, 69, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., died at his home Aug. 31, 2013. He was born June 26, 1944, and raised in Frederic. He was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Rose Shull; and mother, Yola. He is survived by daughter, Jeanine (Terry); granddaughter, Alyssa (Lars); and great-granddaughter, Addyson; sister, Carol; brothers, Don and Jim; other family members and friends. After graduation, Doyle attended meat-cutting school in Toledo, Ohio, and worked as a butcher at hotels, meat packing plants and grocery stores in Minneapolis. Later on he changed careers and worked as a heavy equipment operator until a back injury. He then worked as a security guard and maintenance supervisor until retirement. Doyle was an expert craftsman at woodworking and stained glass, making many beautiful things throughout the years. He always made a point to stamp his name on DOOWKHZRRGSLHFHVKHPDGH+HHQMR\HGKXQWLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ and camping; he won many trophies for trapshooting and bowling, but he especially loved to go up to his trailer on the lot outside of Webster - what he always referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Country.â&#x20AC;? Special thanks to his uncle, Gerald Shull, for his help DQGVXSSRUWGXULQJWKLVGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWWLPH$PHPRULDOVHUvice was held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel, Crystal, Minn. Interment was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal.

Robert (Bob) A. Reese, 79, a resident of Webster, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Duluth, Minn. Bob was born on Feb. 14, 1934, in rural Webster to Frank and Edna (Kuehn) Reese. In his younger years, the family moved to the end of West Oak Street in the village of Webster where the children were able to walk to and from school, which Bob claimed was uphill both ways. He attended high school in Webster and was very active in sports. After graduation he worked at Armour Meat packaging for a few months before joining the Marine Corps. He served as a machine gunner while in Korea. After his honorable discharge, Bob went to northern Minnesota, where he worked with his dad in the pulp woods. In 1957, he married Mary and they made their home in a logging camp for about seven years. After leaving camp, they moved back to Webster to raise their family. Bob worked for M.G. Astleford bridge builders for a few years and then became a commercial carpenter. He worked on many large projects in the Twin Cities including the Metrodome, IDS Tower and Northwest Bank, to name a few. After retiring he had more time to do the things he enMR\HGJROIERZOLQJSOD\LQJFDUGVDQGĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ+HZDV passionate about woodworking, creating many wonderful pieces for his friends and family. Bob was an active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by an infant son; his parents; brothers Charles (Frankie) and Larry. Bob is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife of 56 years Mary; children, Kelly (Robin); Brad (Kim) and Jim (Linda) and Carla (John) Lannon; his siblings, Fred (Judi), Donald, Janet (Larry) Koch and Wanda (Mike) Fiddle; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., with visitation 10-11 a.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran &KXUFKZLWKWKH5HY-RG\:DOWHURIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQW will be at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com.

Douglas Dean Whiteside was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Jan. 30, 1952, to Melvin and Donna Whiteside. They lived there until he was 8 years old; then the family bought Stonegate Resort on Devils Lake in Webster. Doug and his brother, Mike, joined the Army in 1969, serving in the Vietnam War. He then moved to Michigan and met Sharron Cabot and Ryan was born. Doug moved back to Danbury where he later met and married Annette Young. Matt was later born. Doug and Annette built a cabin in Alaska. They spent every summer there where 'RXJ HQMR\HG KXQWLQJ DQG Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ Doug was a member of the Local Boilermakers Union 169. He is survived by his sons Matt and Ryan (Melissa); and granddaughter, Rian; stepdaughter, Michell; stepson, Brad; step-granddaughters, Morgan and Jordan; sister, Cindy (Dick) Davison; brothers, Mike (Jennifer) Whiteside and Randy (Judy) Whiteside; nephews, Travis and Mike; nieces, Stephanie and Tracy; along with greatnieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette; parents, Mel and Donna; niece, Shaunna Whiteside; nephew, Tyler Davison; and stepdaughter, Missy. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 9, at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster with Pastor 6WHYH:DUGRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ$UUDQJHPHQWVZHUHHQWUXVWHGWR Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com.

Eleanor B. Nordin Eleanor B. Nordin, age 79, of St. Croix Falls, died Sept. 6, 2013. Eleanor was born to parents Clarence and Lillian Farm on March 7, 1934, in East Chain, Minn. She grew up in the East Chain area and graduated from East Chain High School. She then graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in nursing and was a recovery nurse at the University of Minnesota for patients recovering from heart surgery. She married Jon Nordin on Aug. 10, 1963, in East Chain. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Joyce Kittelson and Delores Johnson; and brother, Elmer Farm. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jon; daughters, Beverly (Mark) Kohlrusch and Kris (Jon) Riley; grandchildren, Aaron and Carson Kohlrusch, Sadie, Kayla, and Ellysa Frankson, and Alex Riley; great-granddaughter, Emma Jane Schadow; sister-in-law, Violet Farm; and nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser. Interment will be at Peace Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by the Grandstrand Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at grandstrandfh.com.

Duane (Bud) Lockert

Duane (Bud) Lockert, 84, a resident of Grantsburg, died Sept. 1, 2013. Duane was born on Dec. 10, 1928, in the Town of AnGHUVRQ WR 3DOPHU DQG (OVLH /RFNHUW WKH VHFRQG RI Ă&#x20AC;YH children. He graduated in 1946 from Grantsburg High School, where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. During the summer between his junior and senior year, he and a buddy hopped a boxcar to South Dakota looking for work. After inquiring at the local barbershop they found employment with local farmers. After graduating from Grantsburg in 1946, Duane cut pulpwood for his father, was a butter maker at the Grantsburg creamery and ran a milk route. He then enlisted and served as a sergeant in the United States Army during the Alvin L. Mork passed away at the age of 80, after a short Korean War, spending three months on the front lines. He illness, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home. was honorably discharged in 1960. Alvin was born on Jan. 15, 1933, in Frederic, to Neal In 1954, he married Julie Konvalin and to this union two and Elma Mork. Alvin was raised on children were born, Anthony (Tony) Duane and Rosemaa farm during his childhood and atrie (Rose) Julie. The family lived in New Brighton, Minn., tended school at Rock Ridge Elemenwhere Duane was employed at Astrotech until they purtary and later graduated from Frederic chased Stubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Texaco and moved to Frederic. He also High School. worked as a machinist for McNallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a number of years Alvin was honorably discharged and as a mechanic at Lockertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shell. In his free time he enMR\HGERZOLQJSOD\LQJFDUGVKXQWLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJJDUGHQLQJ June B. (Barsheack) McNeal, 89, Webster, passed away after he enlisted and served two years in the United States Army. He met and watching the Packers and playing golf. He loved spending SHDFHIXOO\RQ$XJ+HUĂ&#x20AC;QDOGD\VZHUHVSHQW married Kay Kulbeck in 1955. To their time with his family, but his pride and joy were his grandat Countryside Acres Assisted Living Center where she XQLRQĂ&#x20AC;YHFKLOGUHQZHUHERUQ'DUOD children. He was always willing to baby-sit and loved was loved and impeccably cared for by the entire staff Bibeau, Diane Mork, Darryl (Kay Cumdying, decorating and hiding eggs for his grandchildren to and management. mings) Mork, Donna Knoop and Dori Rivera. Ă&#x20AC;QGRQ(DVWHUPRUQLQJ:KHQKHEHFDPHDJUHDWJUDQGSD June Barsheack was born June 8, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., During his adult years, Alvin was a master carpenter in he was referred to as the baby hog, because he wanted to to Paul Peter and Margaret (Slozis) Barsheack. She was a building construction. He continued to work in numer- hold them and the rest of us just had to wait our turn. resident of Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far Southside until her joyful union ous supervisory positions. In addition, Alvin operated a In their later years, Duane and Julie moved to Siren in marriage to Fremont â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patâ&#x20AC;? McNeal, at Grace Evangeli- sawmill business. to be close to their daughter. After the loss of his wife, cal United Brethren Church in Webster, on Sept. 4, 1953. Alvin was an avid bird-watcher and spent countless Duane moved back to his family homestead in Lindspur, Pat, with his parents, Leon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Macâ&#x20AC;? and Marie McNeal, hours keeping track of the types of birds that visited his just southwest of Grantsburg. When his health began to were the builders and original owners of the well-known handcrafted feeders. He kept busy trying to outsmart the fail, he again moved to Siren, and wound up spending his Lone Pine Tavern - now The Crow Bar - on CTH A in the squirrels that persistently frequented his feeders, robbing last few months being lovingly cared for at the Continuing Town of Jackson. June and Pat both helped out at the his beloved birds of their seeds, which he did accomplish Care Center in Grantsburg. Lone Pine in the early years of their marriage and settled LQWKHHQG$OYLQKDGJUHDWSDVVLRQIRUĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFUDSSLHV He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie; son, Anin their still-occupied home nearby on Bushey Road. discussing politics and simply visiting with those in his thony; his parents; sisters, Mermie Ormston, Muriel LoJune was preceded in death by both her parents; her community. He was very active in his retirement days geland and Mavis Mettling; his sisters-in-law, Marcella brother, Jim; and her grandson, Steven Sumner. sawing logs, gardening, hunting, driving his tractor and Bogue and Norma Carlson; brothers-in-law, Jack Ormston, June was the precious â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dollyâ&#x20AC;? of her devoted husband, carpentry projects. Alvin was never alone; at his side Edwin Ruhn, Alton Carlson and Rodney Hanson; nephews, Joe Mettling, Larry Ruhn and Russell Ruhn; and his Pat, just short of 60 years. She is survived also by two were always his rather spoiled, but deeply loved dogs. loving children, her daughter, Margaret Sumner (Mike Alvin was preceded in death by his parents. Alvin niece, Judy Coplan. Duane is survived by his daughter, Rosemarie (Scott) Lowe) of Chicago, Ill., and her son, Mike McNeal (Cathie) will be deeply missed by his surviving wife, Kay, of 58 RI*UHHQĂ&#x20AC;HOG0LQQĂ&#x20AC;YHJUDQGFKLOGUHQ/DXUD 'HQLV  \HDUVKLVVLVWHU/DYRQQH -RKQ %R\HUKLVĂ&#x20AC;YHFKLOGUHQ Wondra; grandchildren, Chandra (Dave) Haider, Jamie Dhenin of Carlsbad, N.M., Pamela Sumner of Chicago, Darla Bibeau, Diane Mork, Darryl (Kay Cummings) (Jake) Geisler, Mandi Wondra and Troy (Whitney) LockIll., Michael (Tondi) Sumner of Minooka, Ill., Caitlyn and Mork, Donna Knoop and Dori Rivera; eight grandchil- ert; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Better Hanson; sister$OOLVRQ0F1HDORI*UHHQĂ&#x20AC;HOG0LQQIRXUJUHDWJUDQG- dren: Kayla (Rick) Ladin, Amye (Harley) Mangen, Gar- in-law, Liz Ruhn; and brother-in-law, Paul Mettling; along daughters, Danielle and Matthew Sumner, and Colette rett (Ashley) Knoop, Cody Knoop, Drew Knoop, Dayton with many other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 6, at Swedand Mason Dhenin; sisters-in-law, Marion Barshack of Rivera, Mya Kaye Rivera and Colleen Knoop; six greatWebster and Leona McNeal of Hastings, Minn.; nephews, grandchildren: Zachary Petersen, Brady Mangen, Bailey berg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Grantsburg Chapel. Mangen, Ashley Moen, Breck Mangen and Carter Knoop; Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com. Jim (Carol) Barshack and Paul (Patty) Barshack. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, GrantsA visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 1, at Swedberg- and by many other nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation was held at Rowe Funeral home in Frederic, burg, was entrusted with arrangements. Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, with Pastor Steve Ward RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ2QOLQHFRQGROHQFHVFDQEHPDGHWRVZHG- on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Memorial services were held at Clam Falls Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with Pasberg-taylor.com. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, WRU*DU\5RNHQEURGWRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ6SHFLDOPXVLFZDVJLYHQ by Alvin and Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, Dori, and granddaughter, was entrusted with arrangements. Satoshi Kinoshita, 88, of Frederic, passed away on SatMya Kaye, organist was Marla McFetridge. Online condolences may be left at rowefh.com or urday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manor in Centuria. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept. 21, wicremationcenter.com. Continue to check these websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at the at 2 p.m., at Coon Lake Park in Frederic. Military honCarl R. Nordquist, 73, of Webster died Sept. 4. A me- Rowe Funeral Home, 715-327-4475 or the Northwest Wis- ors will be rendered by the Frederic VFW following the morial service was held on Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at consin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550. service. the Yellow Lake Lutheran Church. A full obituary will The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been follow. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Tayentrusted with arrangements. lor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com.

Alvin Laverne Mork

June B. (Barsheack) McNeal

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CHURCH NEWS Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read of wives making gentle fun of their husbandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; selective hearing, too. They rarely ignore the call to dinner. But say the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clean the garageâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time to visit my parents,â&#x20AC;? and they pretend deafness. In my advancing years, I truly am experiencing some hearing loss. I miss what others are saying when in a crowd of people. I need the television turned up more than I used to. Yet, sometimes the music in church is so loud for my HDUV,OHDYHWKHURRP*RĂ&#x20AC;JXUH6HOHFtive hearing? Perhaps more a case of irregular hearing. Sometimes I purposely close my ears to God. If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m spending too much time on Facebook or watching a silly television program and know I should be praying for a certain situation, I have

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

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

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BALSAM LUTHERAN CHURCH 1115 Mains Crossing, 1/2 Mile South Hwy. 8 On 110th St.; Sun. Worship 9 a.m.; Sun. School 10:15 a.m. BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN (WELS) Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor, 715-635-7672, Hm. 715-354-7787, Hwy. 70 at 53, Spooner Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School & Bible Classes For All - 10:45 a.m. BETHANY LUTHERAN - BRANSTAD Pastor Jay Ticknor, 715-463-5746 3 miles So. of Grantsburg on Hwy. 87 Sun. Schl. - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m. BETHANY LUTHERAN - SIREN Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor Paul Peterson, Cell # 715-566-3758 Pastoral Serv. 715-349-5280 Sun. Worship - 8:30 a.m,; Sun. School 9:45 a.m. BETHESDA LUTHERAN - DRESSER (LCMC) www.bethesdalutheran.ws Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Fall/winter beginning Sept. 8 Sun. Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Traditional Service 10:45 a.m. BONE LAKE LUTHERAN bllc@lakeland.ws Pastor Mary Ann Bowman, 5 mi. E. of Luck on Hwy. 48, 1/2 mi. S. on I; Office - 715-472-2535 Pastor - 715-472-8153, 9 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays CHRIST LUTHERAN (LCMS) Pipe Lake CTH G & T, 715-822-3096 Pastor Steve Miller Sun. Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m. during schl. yr.; Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. christlutheranpipelake.com CLAM FALLS LUTHERAN (AALC) Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt, 218-371-1335 715-327-4461 Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st Sun. FAITH LUTHERAN - BALSAM LAKE faithlutheran@lakeland.ws Pastor Diane Norstad 715-485-3800; CTH I & Mill Street Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:40 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st & last Sundays FAITH LUTHERAN - GRANTSBURG Mark Hendrickson, Interim Pastor, 715-463-5388 Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 10:45 a.m. FIRST EVAN. LUTHERAN 561 Chestnut St., Taylors Falls, MN, 651-465-5265 Trad. Wor. - 8:30 a.m.; Cont. Wor. - 11 a.m. FIRST LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Elaine Silpala, cushingparish.org 715-648-5323 or 715-648-5324 Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. FRISTAD LUTHERAN - CENTURIA ELCA - 501 Hwy. 35, 715-646-2357, Mel Rau, Pastor Sun. Worship & Holy Communion - 9 a.m.; GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN - ELCA 877 190th Ave., CTH G, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 715-857-5580, Parsonage - 715-822-3001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sun. of each month GRACE LUTHERAN - WEST SWEDEN Phone 715-327-4340, 715-651-5363, 715-327-8384, Pastor Roger Pittman Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (Missouri Synod) Pastor Jody R. Walter - 715-327-8608 Sun. Schl. - 8:45 a.m.; Service - 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun. LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTH. - ELCA CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791; Pastor Bill Schroeder Fall/winter schedule (Sept.-May) Sunday Worship 10 a.m. w/communion; Sunday School 9 a.m. LAKETOWN LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Elaine Silpala, cushingparish.org Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:30 a.m. LUCK LUTHERAN Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-977-0694; Office 715-472-2605; Sunday Wor. 8 a.m. w/Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m. w/Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays; Sunday Schl. 9:35 a.m. MILLTOWN LUTHERAN Pastors Mel Rau & Maggie Isaacson 113 W. Main St.. W., 715-825-2453 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH - UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH Pastor Emory Johnson, 715-463-5700 newhopelutheranchurch.org 685 W. State Road 70, Grantsburg Sun. Wor. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays NORTH VALLEY LUTHERAN Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;? Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN, (LCMS) WEBSTER Pastor Jody Walter Church Phone 715-327-8608 Sun. Wor. - 8:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays facebook/OurRedeemerWebster PEACE LUTHERAN - DRESSER (ELCA) 2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 plcdresser.org Pastor Wayne Deloach Sun. Wor. 9:00 a.m. PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA) Pastor Paul Peterson 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays pilgrimlutheranfrederic.org REDEEMER EV. LUTHERAN (Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Gene DeVries 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 8:30 a.m. ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EV. LUTHERAN (Wis. Synod) 350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. School - 10 a.m. ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUTHERAN - LCMC 1614 CTH B, North Luck, Pastor Rob Lubben Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Contact Leslie Valentine, 715-646-2390; Email: leslie56@centurytel.net SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod) 140 Madison St. South, St. Croix Falls Pastor Mark K. Schoen Sun. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun.School - 10:30 a.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN - ELCA 10 mi. W. of Cumberland on Hwy. 48 (McKinley) Pastor Neal Weltzin GT Office 715-857-5580, Parsonage 715-8223001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st Sunday TRINITY LUTHERAN - FALUN Hwy. 70 East, 715-689-2271, Pastor Carl Heidel Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion -Every Sunday TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN OSCEOLA 300 Seminole Ave. (CTH M) Mark Kock, Pastor, 715-294-2828 Sun. Wor. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Summer, 9 a.m. WEST DENMARK LUTHERAN Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m. WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - ELCA Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sept. 15, 2013 - June 1, 2014 Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m. Communion twice month. YELLOW LAKE LUTHERAN 1/2 mi. W. of Hwy. 35 on U, 715-866-8281, Pastors Douglas Olson, Roger Kampstra, Myron Carlson and Danny Wheeler Service at 9:30 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday ZION LUTHERAN - BONE LAKE (LCMC) 5 miles E. of Frederic on W, 2 miles south on I; Church: 715-472-8660 Pastor Mike Fisk, 715-417-0692 Sunday Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Wor. 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st Sunday ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS ) Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Thurs. Wor. 4:30 p.m. Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Bible Classes 9:30 a.m. ZION LUTHERAN - MARKVILLE Pastor Tim Faust Worship - 11 a.m.; Sunday School - 10 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sunday ZION LUTHERAN - TRADE LAKE Pastor Roger Pittman 715-327-8384, 715-651-5363 Fellowship - 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays

PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN

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

METHODIST

ATLAS UNITED METHODIST - UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH Rev. Carolyn Saunders; Rev. Mike Brubaker, 715-463-2624 Sunday School - 11 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m.

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

COVENANT

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

CATHOLIC

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

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

ASSEMBLY

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

EVANGELICAL

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

BAPTIST

EAST BALSAM BAPTIST - BALSAM LK. 1816 108th St., CTH I Pastor Gabe Brennan, 715-857-5411 eastbalsam.org Wor. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun. School-10:30 a.m. EUREKA BAPTIST 2393 210th Ave., St. Croix Falls Dr. Harry H. Buckwalter Jr., 715-483-9464 Sun. School - 10 a.m.; Wor. Service - 11 a.m. FAITH FELLOWSHIP Hwy. 35 and CTH N., Luck Bill McEachern Pastor, 715-485-3973 Sun. Bible study - 9 a.m.; Sun. Wor. - 10 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST - AMERY 131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223; fbcamery.org; Email: churchoffice@fbcamery.org Reg. office hours: Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor; Nick Buda, Associate Pastor Sun. Serv.: 9 a.m.; All ages Sun. Schl. 10:30 11:30 a.m.; Nursery available FIRST BAPTIST - FALUN 715-689-2125 or 715-689-2156 Brian Krause, Lead Pastor Steve Ward, Assoc. Pastor of Visitation Sun. School (all ages) 9:30 a.m.; Church Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Nursery provided FIRST BAPTIST - MILLTOWN Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Assoc. Pastor Dan Mielke Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST - TAYLORS FALLS, MN Located across from elemen. school on West St., Pastor, Dr. Kevin Schumann; 651-465-7171 Sun. Morn. - Sun. School for all ages - 9 a.m. Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided. FIRST BAPTIST - WEBSTER Church Phone 715-866-4111 Pastor Tim Quinn Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m (Nursery provided) GRACE CHURCH OF OSCEOLA â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cure for the Common Churchâ&#x20AC;? 722 Seminole Ave., Osceola Pastor Dr. Kent Haralson; 715-294-4222 or 715-755-3454; info@gracechurchosceola.com Sun.: Praise & Worship Serv. 9 am., Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun. School 10:45 a.m. GRACE BAPTIST - GRANTSBURG 716 S. Robert St., Grantsburg, 715-463-5699 Sr. Pastor Brad Moore George Selbher, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 11 a.m.

LIVING HOPE CHURCH Pastor Doug McConnell Youth Pastor Chris Radtke At Grantsburg High School, 715-463-5794 Sun. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m. TRADE LAKE BAPTIST Pastor David Prince 715-327-8402 Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.; tradelakebaptistchurch.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

WESLEYAN

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

FULL GOSPEL

FULL GOSPEL

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

CHRISTIAN CENTER

CHRISTIAN CENTER

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

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN

CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX

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

NAZARENE

CALVARY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 510 S. Vincent, St. Croix Falls Pastor Tom Reaume, 715-483-3696 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:45 a.m. & Wed. 6:30 p.m. FAITH COMMUNITY 7534 Peet St., Danbury, 715-656-4010 Pastor Jason Peterson Services: Adult 9 a.m.; Services Sun. 10 a.m.; Children: 10:15 a.m.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 715-553-3386 Taylors Falls Community Bldg., 312 Government St., Taylors Falls, Minn.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

NONDENOMINATIONAL

CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2390 CTH A, 1/8 mi. east of A&H intersection Pastor Tryg Wistad, 715-635-9222 crossroadschurch@gmail.com Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY - AMERY Interim Pastor Craig Jorgenson Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church: K to 6th Grade NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 201 Hwy. 35, Dresser (formerly The Boulevard) Pastor Tony Minell, 715-417-1982; Office 715-417-0945 Sunday Wor. 9:30 a.m.; Nursery available. NEW WINE CHURCH - CENTURIA 309 5th Street, , 715-338-2751 Pastor Scott Petznick Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. NORTHERN PINES QUAKER MEETING 715-866-5016 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting OSCEOLA MEDICAL CENTER SPIRITUAL CARE 2600 65th Ave., Osceola, 715-294-5645 Chaplain Alan Hagstrom alan.hagstrom@myomc.org MyOmc.org/specialtyserv 1chapel.php Chapel open daily for meditation.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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

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

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Danbury â&#x20AC;˘ Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat, meeting at Fishbowl, 7 p.m.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Blood drive at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Thurs. 1-7 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.1 p.m. Register at 715-327-8951.

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Grantsburg Christian Women meet at 9 a.m. at the senior center. Reservations required, 715-689-2988.

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Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry at Home & Away Ministries. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. $15 cash donation appreciated. Distribution noon-1 p.m., 715-472-2535.

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ Annual garage sales.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Chamber of commerce annual dinner and awards meeting at Northwoods Crossing, 5 p.m., 715-349-8399.

Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Fall Festival: Races, rides, parade Sat., music & food.

Webster

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â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett County Democrats meeting at Whitetail Wilderness Resort. Dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7-9 p.m.

Amery

WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x161;

â&#x20AC;˘ Bingo at the VFW post, 7 p.m.

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Siren

â&#x20AC;˘ St. Croix Valley Beekeepers meeting at Peace Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Poverty task force meeting at the government center, Room 615, 1 p.m.

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

Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Info on Affordable Care Act at the medical center, 7 p.m., 715-557-1127.

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

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Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Area Operation Christmas Child kickoff at Siren Covenant Church, 10 a.m., 651-765-4447.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Price of Sandâ&#x20AC;? movie to be shown at the library. Reservations encouraged, 7 p.m., 715-483-3300.

FRIĆ &SATĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022;&Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Gun show at the hockey arena. Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 715-607-0379.

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Sale & food at Faith Lutheran Church. Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat. 8-11 a.m.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022; Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Poco Penners meeting at the library building, 2 p.m., 715-483-9738.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett County head injury support group at the library, 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Christian Music Night at Crosswalk Community Church, 6-8 p.m.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Scandinavian dinner at Methodist church, 4-7 p.m., 715-349-2514 or 715-866-8242.

SATĆ &SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013;&Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2014; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Apple River Quilt Guild Fall Festival Quilt Show at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 715-268-6910, draken@amerytel.net.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Fall ball at the ballpark, 651-341-6612.

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SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry at the Congregational Church. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Dist. 9 a.m., $15 donation, 715-268-7390.

Clam Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Harvest supper at the Clam Falls Lutheran Church, 37 p.m.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Antique autos stopping at the depot, 10-11 a.m.

Grantsburg

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Hingepoint meeting for men battling sexual addictions, at River Valley Christian Church, 9 a.m.-noon, 715483-5378. â&#x20AC;˘ Chance to perform at Festival, 7:30 p.m., 715-4833387, festivaltheatre.org.

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

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2014; Amery

â&#x20AC;˘ Crex Meadows Nature Photography Club meets at Crex, 10 a.m.-noon, wild rice processing demo, 10 a.m.1 p.m., 715-463-2739. â&#x20AC;˘ Artist and Pastor Paul Oman at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show at the middle school, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-268-7454.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Dancing & Elvis tribute cancer society fundraiser at Sundown, 6 p.m.-?, 715-653-2277, sundownâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;saloon.com.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Tri Your Luck Triathlon, 9 a.m., luckwisconsin.com.

Osceola â&#x20AC;˘ Feed My Starving Children Fundraiser at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 5-7 p.m.

Shell Lake â&#x20AC;˘ :LQH DQG FKHHVH EHQHĂ&#x20AC;W IRU WKH %XUQHWW +XPDQH Society at Clover Meadow Winery, hsburnettcty.org, 1-6 p.m., 715-866-4096.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Cornhole tourney fundraiser for youth hockey & Siren girls basketball. Preregister 8:30-9:30 a.m., 715338-2965.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Rally Day at First Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m.

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Free individual small-business counseling at the UW([WHQVLRQ2IĂ&#x20AC;FH5HJLVWHUDW

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

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ After 5 Christian womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner meeting at First Baptist Church, 6:30 p.m. Call 715-566-0081 for reservation.

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2122; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Sjoland Lodge 5-635, Sons of Norway will meet at First Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Polk-Burnett Bee Association meeting at the justice center, 7 p.m., 715-327-5525. â&#x20AC;˘ Autism support group at the government center, 7 p.m.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Small-town Downtown Forum at the Lions hall, 12:304:30 p.m., polk.uwex.edu, 715-485-8608. â&#x20AC;˘ One-mile circle hike under the rising Harvest Moon on the Ice Age Trail, 70th St., 6:30 p.m., 715-472-2248. â&#x20AC;˘ American Legion & Auxiliary meeting at the village hall, 7 p.m.

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Party at the park. Music by Bass-ically Complicated, 6-8 p.m., 715-825-2313.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Deadline to register for Final Affairs daylong workshop at Bethany Lutheran on Thurs., Sept. 26. Register at 715-485-8600.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Diabetes support group at the medical center, 68 p.m., 715-483-0431. â&#x20AC;˘ Free varicose vein screening at the medical center. Call 715-483-0595 for appt. time.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Second Harvest Food Distribution at Connections, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Author Susan Segelstrom at the library, 7 p.m., 715866-7697.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2019; St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ 0HDW UDIĂ H at Kassel Tap for Arnell animal shelter, 6 p.m., 715-268-7387,

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