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Kamrin Harmon and Connor Erickson led the way as Nelson Primary School Kindergarteners headed to the bus bound for Alpha and their first day of school. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Frederic’s new village Large property donation gives Habitat new development options by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The trees, flora and ocean of greenery seem to wave back as the wind whips across the eight-acre property on Frederic’s north end. Eric Kube looks out over the field on the edge of the property, where a Habit for Humanity sign is planted. He sighs, and a thin smile seems to escape his grin as the Wild Rivers HFH director surveys what is the largest land donation the local group has ever received. “Our intention is to put some families in affordable situations,” he said. “How we get there is going to be pretty exciting.” The eight-acre lot abuts with Benson Road and Spruce Street, midway between the Frederic’s high, middle and elementary schools. “(It’s a) perfect location for families with kids,” Kube said as he looked at the tall, swaying pines on the west end. “Absolutely perfect.” The land was donated earlier this year by

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Todd and Carole Wondra with their grandchildren, Andrew and Elsa Carlson. - special photo the Wondra family and was part of a field owned originally by Ray Hanson of Lewis. He gave it to his family years ago, and ultimately, it was left to Todd and Carole Wondra. “My dad used that field for a while,” Carole recalled. “Then it was annexed into the village a decade ago. We had it surveyed and all, but never had any real bites (for a sale).” Hanson passed away in July 2000, and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church purchased a

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Author, humorist coming to SCF Library ST. CROIX FALLS - The Friends of the St. Croix Falls Library are announcing an upcoming event presenting Janet Letnes-Martin, author and humorist. She wrote “Growing Up Lutheran, What Does this Mean?” The book encouraged the making of the musical “The Lutheran Church Basement Ladies.” Letnes-Martin will be presenting on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m at the St. Croix Falls Library. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the library ahead of time or at the door. submitted

One-ton burger, with cheese CARLTON, Minn. - The Black Bear Casino Resort, south of Duluth, Minn., recently created a cheeseburger that weighed in at 2,014 pounds, capturing a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The biggest burger ever cooked required a crane to flip and took four hours to cook. It contained 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese. The bun took seven hours to bake, using 15-foot steel skillets and an outdoor oven fueled by propane torches. The prior Guinness record belonged to a patty that weighed in at 881 pounds, 13 ounces. The burger was served free to guests of the casino. - with wire reports

Antique autos coming to Frederic depot Sept. 16 FREDERIC – Antique auThe Frederic Area Histomobiles will be stopping torical Society will open at the Soo Line the museum at 9 a.m. that Depot/Frederic Area Muday, and the coffee will be seum, Sunday, Sept. 16, beon. tween 10 and 11 a.m. Each fall the T-Totalers More than 20 of these prehave received permission 1928 vehicles will be on disfrom the DNR to operate play as the drivers take a for a few hours on the break on the annual BotGandy Dancer State Recretineau Memorial Auto ation Trail, which is not Tour. They will briefly be open to motorized traffic in available for photos and the summer. These old viewing before they make cars travel at 15 mph, and their way south to St. Croix this is a rare exception to Falls on the Gandy Dancer More than 20 antique autos will be on display at the the nonmotorized rule that State Trail. is exclusively permitted by Frederic Depot, Sunday, Sept. 16. - photo submitted The Bottineau Memorial the DNR for the Gandy Auto Tour is named after Steve the Soo Line Depot was built in Dancer Trail. Bottineau, Siren, who was instru- 1901, and these were the vehicles On Saturday, Sept. 15, the mental in organizing the annual that started to appear on the group will be traveling north event. He passed away a few streets of Frederic as filling sta- from Siren on select portions the years ago, and members of the T- tions sprung up and the automo- Gandy Dancer Trail in Burnett Totalers Model T Club have kept bile replaced the horse and buggy County. the annual tour going in his and blacksmith as a way life in The Frederic Area Historical Sohonor. There will be many models rural Wisconsin. ciety hosts visitors to the Soo Line Bring your camera and memo- Depot/Museum weekends and of vintage cars besides several variations of the popular Model T ries of days gone by, as the sights, holidays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Ford. Early turn-of-the-century sounds and smells of early Fred- Memorial Day weekend through names like Brush, Overland, eric fill the air. The railroad that leaf season in October and serves Nash, Maxwell, Buick, Locomo- built Frederic may be gone, but as a rest stop on the Gandy bile, Star, Oldsmobile, Stanley and these cars are a ticket to the past. Dancer State Trail. For more inClub members will be giving formation: 715-327-4271 or 715Cadillac are expected. The vintage car tour offers a rides to showcase these time trav- 327-4892 or the depot/museum unique look back in time to when eling autos. link at - submitted

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FREDERIC - Lillian Murphy of Frederic may be 90, but she couldn’t resist taking the seat of this Harley-Davidson motorcycle, owned by her grandaughter’s husband. A Frederic resident for more than 30 years, Murphy hosted the couple, Bill and Shelby McMillen of Mesa, Ariz., on Aug. 22 after the couple attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D. - Photo submitted




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Briefly AMERY - Walk for the Animals, the fundraiser for Polk County’s Arnell Memorial Humane Society, will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, in Amery at Soo Line Park/Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the dog walk starts at 11 a.m. The first two raffle prizes are pairs of Packer/ Viking game tickets in Green Bay. Tickets are available at the humane society, day of walk and at local businesses. - submitted ••• DRESSER - Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser will host its free clothing event on Monday, Sept. 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. Free clothing - suitable for fall and winter wear - will be available to the general public at this event. All items are clean and in good condition, having been donated by members and friends of the Peace Lutheran congregation. The public is asked to please comply with the hours of the clothing share and not arrive before 2 p.m. out of respect to the church staff and their working schedule. The event is sponsored by the church’s social ministries, designed to reach out to area residents through a variety of public-assistance services and activities. For information, please call the church at 715-7552515. - submitted ••• OSCEOLA - Anna Holmquist, whose entry in the nationwide contest to become Butterfinger’s spokesperson was noted in a recent Leader, ended up winning the “Last Spokesperson on Earth” contest, according to the Osceola Sun. The daughter of Jeff and Julie Holmquist of Osceola, Anna won the grand prize of $15,000 and a trip for two to Las Vegas to take part in a Butterfinger promotional event where she will perform the song she wrote and sang as part of a oneminute video she created for the contest. - with information from Osceola Sun •••

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Illinois man loses life in two-vehicle accident Friday SPOONER - An 82-year-old Illinois man lost his life Friday evening, Aug. 31, in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Hwy. 70. His 80-year-old wife, a passenger in the car he was driving, and a 36-year-old Spooner man, the driver of the other vehicle, were both airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with lifethreatening injuries. According to a report from the Wisconsin State Patrol, William P. King was southbound on 53 and exited onto 70, into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Sean M. Brayton. King’s vehicle was struck in the driver’s side. Helen T. King, 80, was taken to Spooner Health Systems and then airlifted to Regions. Brayton was airlifted directly to Regions. The accident occurred at approximately 9 p.m. - with information from Wisconsin State Patrol


School district annual meetings start next week A citizen’s guide to school annual meetings by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer

BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES –The annual round of school district annual meetings starts next Monday, Sept. 10, with the Osceola and Clayton meetings. The meetings continue through the end of October. Six of the school districts serving Burnett and Polk counties will hold their annual meetings Monday, Sept. 24. That includes the districts of Luck, Frederic, Webster, Shell Lake, Spooner and Turtle Lake. Monday, Oct. 22, is another popular date with meetings being held for the Unity, St. Croix Falls, Grantsburg and Siren districts. Other meeting dates include Amery on Monday, Sept. 17, and Cumberland on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Clear Lake meeting was held in August. This is the time when voters can question their school boards and administrators. In addition, they can review the proposed 2012-13 budgets and tax levies and determine the salaries of school board members. The districts prepare very complete presentations about school finance, goals and achievements. Residents can learn about reserve fund balances, enrollment trends and the direction their district is going. And they can have a dialogue with their school board members. All district residents and taxpayers can take part in these meetings. Many of the meetings start at 7 p.m. at the schools, but residents should check with their

district for the exact time. Wisconsin statutes require that each school district holds a budget hearing and annual meeting sometime between mid-July and late-October. Every voter has the right to participate in the meeting of the district they live in. You do not need to have children in school. The meetings are usually held in September or October to allow the school boards to get the most current budget information on enrollment and state aid. Very few people take advantage of this chance to talk to the people who make the decisions affecting their schools. This is a brief guide to the meetings and how residents can take part.

Budget hearing

The first part of the meeting is a budget hearing. This is a meeting of the school board with the board president chairing the meeting. The proposed budget for next year is presented and explained by the superintendent. All electors in attendance can ask questions and make suggestions to the board. This is a chance for a wideopen discussion on any topic relating to the school and education. People can talk about enrollment, curriculum, salaries, buildings, state aid, testing and taxes. When discussion ends, the board closes this part of the meeting.

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The second part of the evening belongs to the voters. The board often moves to the side or into the audience. All people are equal during the meeting. The first order of business is

election of a chairperson for the meeting. Any district resident can be nominated to preside. The chair of the annual meeting is usually not a board member. Minutes of the previous annual meeting and treasurer’s and auditor’s reports are presented. These documents are often presented in writing to everyone attending the meeting. It is proper (and saves time) for someone to move to accept each report as written, before the reports are read. The voters next are presented with a series of resolutions regarding school operations that must be approved annually by the electorate under state law. Some are very basic and include authorization to transport students, operate a school lunch program and furnish textbooks. These resolutions are presented in writing as part of the meeting packet. The chair can refer to the item number and title and ask for approval without reading the entire resolution. There are two resolutions regarding spending and taxes. One supports the budget that was presented at the hearing. The other provides for the tax levy. The school board still has the power to make changes to these items before a final date in October, but the numbers approved basically determine what you will pay in property taxes to your school district next year. The electors present also set the salary of the school board members. This figure can not be changed until the next annual meeting. Electors can also authorize a sinking or reserve fund for future building needs. This is not a stan-

dard resolution but part of “other business” on the agenda. This type of resolution sets an additional amount on the tax statement that is held in a reserve fund for future specific needs. The Frederic district once drew 300 to 400 people to each annual meeting when this was being considered. The date of the next annual meeting is also set. There are three options. The electors can call for the meeting to be held on a specific date. They can authorize the school board to set the date. They can take no action, in which case state law requires that the annual meeting is to be held on the third Monday in July. Some people favor a late date for the meeting to allow for completion of the annual audit and information on state aid. School annual meetings are the only chance for district members to discuss school issues in an open forum. Very few people attend these meetings or are even aware of them. Yet annual meetings are an additional democratic right in addition to voting in Wisconsin.

Dates of the upcoming school district annual meetings

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Monday, Sept. 10

Clayton and Osceola

Monday, Sept. 17 Amery

Monday, Sept. 24

Luck, Frederic, Webster, Shell Lake, Spooner and Turtle Lake

Monday, Oct. 22

Unity, St. Croix Falls, Grantsburg and Siren

Tuesday, Oct. 23 Cumberland

Holiday DUI enforcement campaign yields results by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – There have been a number of recent driving while intoxicated arrests in the past two weeks, as part of the Polk County Sheriff’s Department enforcement campaign, Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over. While the effort was unfunded, it did focus the attentions of local and county law enforcement more toward looking for drivers who may have been intoxicated. The effort ran for the two weeks prior to Labor Day weekend, ending on Monday, Sept. 3. “We try to aggressively enforce OWI laws every day of the year, not just the high-traffic days or weekends,” Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson said. “Obviously, if we would have received funding we would’ve been able to have extra squads on the road, doing nothing but OWI enforcement on a highly traveled weekend, and I believe we would have produced more arrests. But being nonfunded, the deputies ran their traffic enforcement at the same time as they were doing their regular duties.” The campaign was a statewide and national campaign, but like many DUI-focused efforts, the proof is in the arrest records, which do show a large number of intoxicated driver arrests. While there were a large number of visitors, tourists and people off of work in recent weeks as the holiday weekend overlaps summer winding down, Johnson said he thinks the culture of drinking is beginning to change, ever so slightly, at least when it comes to who has the keys after a night on the town. “I believe that people are beginning to understand the dangers of driving after drinking,” Johnson stated. “And while I do see an increase in the use of designated drivers and the Road Crew (Party Barge buses), there still seems to be too many crashes involving drinking drivers.” Johnson thinks the effort is a never-ending problem and may

take years to completely address. “While we may never be able to completely keep people from drinking and driving, we will continue to make it something they give serious thought to before doing it, knowing the consequences can be hard,” he said. “If you choose to drink, do so responsibly and arrange sober transportation.”The DUI enforcement efforts resulted in several repeat offenders getting charged in the last two weeks: • Michael Jacob, 43, Amery was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 25, by Balsam Lake Police for a multitude of charges, including hit and run to property, bail jumping, having an open intoxicant in the vehicle and felony DUI, fifth, after he is alleged to have struck several items, including a notable public sculpture in Balsam Lake near the Polk County Highway Department shop. According to the probable cause report, calls came in of a vehicle traveling out of control and at high speeds on Hwy. 46 toward Balsam Lake that evening. Police caught up with the car and noticed it was smoking, had broken windows and two flat tires. The driver, later identified as Jacob, stopped the car a short time later and told the officer he had hit “hit somebody,” but did not who or what he may have hit. Police continued to quiz Jacob, who said he was coming from Turtle Lake and headed to his “home base.” A witness later came forward and said Jacob had passed them a short time earlier and spun out of control, striking the sculpture near the highway department building. Officers continued to quiz Jacob on what else he might have struck and whether he was drinking, but he refused to answer. When asked to submit to a portable breath test and field sobriety tests, Jacob is reported to have said “PBTs are for suckers,” as he swayed and changed his story on where he was coming from and where he was going.

Jacob was transported by ambulance to St. Croix Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries, apparently from his collision with the sculpture. He was later taken into custody and arrested for his fifth DUI, as well as subsequent charges of bail jumping, hit and run and having an open alcohol container in the car. He made a court appearance on Monday, Aug. 27, where Judge Molly GaleWyrick set a $2,000 cash bond. Jacob later waived his preliminary hearing at a court appearance on Thursday, Aug. 30, and was bound over for arraignment, which is scheduled for Sept. 12. • Monique Gooch, 29, Amery was arrested by Clear Lake Police on Saturday, Sept. 1, in the village of Clear Lake after she is alleged to have run a stop sign in plain sight of an officer. When asked, Gooch initially said she had “one beer,” but after the officer noted the odor of intoxicants and gave her a PBT, she registered a .162 BAC, which is over twice the legal limit, she changed her story and stated that she may have had four beers. Gooch was arrested for DUI, third, and for running a stop sign but has yet to be formally charged or make an initial court appearance at press time. • Clint Rammer, 36, Hastings, Minn., was arrested for his second DUI after he was caught for allegedly speeding at nearly 20 mph over the speed limit by the Wisconsin State Patrol on Saturday, Sept. 1, just off Hwy. 8 near Balsam Lake. Rammer registered a .162 BAC, over twice the legal limit, and was taken into custody for DUI, second. He has yet to be formally charged or make a court appearance at press time. • Patrick Quinn, 23, Cottage Grove, Minn., was arrested by Polk County sheriff’s deputies after a brief high-speed chase on Saturday, Sept. 1, on Hwy. 46, near Balsam Lake. He was stopped initially for going more

than 20 mph over the speed limit and initially refused to stop. He eventually pulled over, but refused to submit to many of the deputies questions and also refused to submit to field sobriety tests. Quinn was arrested and taken into custody for attempting to elude police, as well as DUI, first, with a history of several run-ins with the law, including a previous fleeing-police conviction, as well as several disorderly conduct charges. He was charged with DUI and fleeing police on Tuesday, Sept. 4, but had yet to make a court appearance at press time. • Andrea Hansen, 51, Osceola was arrested for DUI, first, and misdemeanor theft after she reportedly stopped in a driveway on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 30, and urinated on someone’s lawn, while also allegedly stealing some landscaping lights and yard figurines. The owners took down her license plate and police caught up with her a short time later, where she admitted to the incident and apologized. Hansen was given field sobriety tests, and registered a BAC of .137. She was arrested for DUI and theft, and was formally charged on Tuesday, Sept. 4, but has yet to make a court appearance. • Janelle Ruhn, 31, Frederic, was arrested for her second DUI on Monday, Aug. 27, on Hwy. 35 near Centuria. She reportedly had stopped in a driveway to ask to buy corn and the party noticed she may have been intoxicated. An officer later tracked her down and confronted her on the issue, but she refused to answer. A later PBT registered a BAC of .31, which is almost four times the legal limit. She does have one previous DUI conviction, and was arrested. Ruhn was also charged with bail jumping and made a court appearance on Tuesday, Sept. 4, where the judge set a $500 cash bond with another hearing set for Nov. 2.


SCF students improve college test scores

Saints ACT scores shows huge improvement

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS — St. Croix Falls students taking the American College Testing admission test have shown marked improvement, compared to previous years, according to district Administrator Glenn Martin, who revealed the info to the St. Croix Falls Board of Education at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28. “It’s pretty amazing!” exclaimed Martin. “These are great results and even better in that we have a higher percentage of our students taking theses tests than other (schools) in our district.” The ACT is a national college admission exam consisting of 215 multiple-choice questions that weighs students knowledge of English, reading, mathematics and science, plus a 30-minute writing test. The main four tests are scored individually on a scale of 1-36, and a composite score is provided which is the whole number of the average scores. According to an letter from the ACT, the St. Croix Falls students showed their greatest improvements in math, science and the composite scores. Most recent Saints students taking the test scored an average of 22.1 in math, versus 20.3 the year prior, as well as a 22.7 in science, against a 21.1 previous tally. The composite score went from a 21.3 up to

22.4. The state average for composite scores is now 22.1. The St. Croix Falls contingent also went up in reading from 22.1 to 22.7, and up slightly in English, as well, from 21.3 to 21.4. “We previously struggled in math, but now we are above the state average,” Martin said, stating that some of the improvement can be traced to a curriculum focus change in recent years, concentrating on core math skills. The score improvements are also encouraging because the district also had an increase in the percentage of Saints students taking the grueling, four-hour college admission test, which earned praise from the board. “I think it’s great how many kids are taking them,” stated board member Sheri Norgard, who also supported a possible future suggestion that may require all juniors to take the ACT, and possibly even the sophomores to take a pre-ACT test. In other board business: • The budgeting process was discussed at length, especially in how to pay for several capitol improvements and repair issues, such as the new track surface project, which is now complete, requiring just the final few latex finishing protection treatments. Martin suggested the board approve using approximately $730,000 of remaining 2012-2013 fund balance to cover several major infrastructure improvement and repair projects, such as the track repairs, which cost $160,000.

As was discussed last month, the district had the stars align, in a way, this budgetary cycle, from retirements, open enrollments, costs savings and state funding, which Martin said gives the district a chance to apply some of that fund balance toward those expenditures, possibly alleviating the need for a referendum in the next two years, as has been discussed. “(Using fund balance money) allows us to pay for the track, without pulling from Fund 41,” Martin said, noting other items that would be included, such as a new school bus ($90,000), high school parking lot resurfacing ($65,000), additional textbook purchases ($50,000), contract settlements ($100,000) and nearly $265,000 for upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning at the middle/high school. “The (high school) HVAC system is very inefficient, about 65 percent,” Martin added. The middle school has a relatively new boiler, but the high school unit is the original unit installed 30 years ago. Martin said that with a new system, they could better adjust for zone heating and air control, as well as use less fuel. He also said the district has delayed some textbook purchases due to evolving statewide curriculum standards, which means they banked $60,000 additionally for the next cycle of purchases. “Our fear was that the textbooks (they might have purchased last year) would be outdated as soon as we got them,” Martin said, noting that they would then have

$110,000 for textbooks, allowing them to catch up with the new curriculum standards. The board approved using the fund balance for the assigned purchases, totaling $729,820.85. • After much debate, the board approved a move to set a maximum of $3,000, prorated, in payments for both support and teaching staff who do not choose to use the school district health insurance policies. Martin said that even with the cash reimbursement, it saves the district money to not have the employee on the insurance roles. “We have the discretion to change it (the cash in lieu of coverage payment),” Martin said. “It’s something we can maybe look at with all the benefits (annually),” stated board President Brent McCurdy. • The board approved changes to other benefit changes for union teachers, as well as lane advances. • Martin updated the board on the seating replacement plan at the football stadium, which commenced two weeks ago when volunteers, students and parents combined to tear out and replace the northern third of wood-bleacher seating. “They really did a great job, and it really was in need of work,” Martin said with a nod. “The plan is to do the rest (of the seating replacement) over the next one or two years.”

Council moves Autumnfest downtown

Protest from business owners brings location change

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – After several local business leaders raised objection at a recent common council meeting on the plan of having the city’s notable Autumnfest celebration moved from the Overlook Deck to the Lions Park, the council held a special meeting on Friday, Aug. 31, to address the issue.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, and was originally set to be held at the St. Croix Falls Lions Park, in part so they could possibly hold an Olympic rowing demonstration and exhibition from local native and U.S. Olympic medal winner Megan Kalmoe. However, the festival has previously been held at the Overlook Deck, and the move to the Lions Park brought several objections at the most recent St. Croix Falls Common Council meeting, held Monday, Aug. 27. The issue was not on the agenda at that meeting, and hence, was not an ac-

tion item. The council held the special meeting last Friday, specifically for that purpose. The city is technically a sponsor of the event, providing $3,500 in budgeted funding, and several business owners pressed the council to move the festival to the downtown, with a temporary closure and detour of Washington Street for the Saturday event. After some debate, the council agreed to move the event and voted to change the location to the downtown, with Washington Street being closed and detoured for

three blocks, from Kentucky to Massachusetts. The issue is still technically at the mercy of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and whether they will allow the detour, but there is precedent for such a detour, and it did not seem to be a major stumbling block. The Autumnfest Web site has already made the venue change. Autumnfest has several events planned, including a craft show, food vendors and other activities. It is unclear if they will still have the rowing exhibition at the Lions Park or not.

New Polk district lines due this November

Committee may decide new lines soon

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The new supervisor district lines for the 15-member Polk County Board must be approved by the county board this November, an early deadline that may have caught some people off guard. The mid-term redistricting committee held its first meeting last Friday, Aug. 31, and may approve new district boundaries as early as its next meeting Friday, Sept. 14. The reduction of the county board from 23 to 15 members was approved by the voters at a referendum last April. The new districts will take effect with the April 2014 election. At the Sept. 14 meeting, the committee will review computer generated maps of possible district configurations using the census figures for the county. It might make a decision at that meeting but has scheduled an optional meeting date of Friday, Sept. 21. Once approved by the committee, the new districts will be presented at a public hearing some time in October and presented to the county board for adoption on Nov. 13. By law, a reduction referendum adopted at a spring election must be enacted by the following Nov. 15. The committee used its first meeting to discuss the rules and timetable it is working under. The new districts must be as equal in population as possible, but some suggested goals included keeping some the rural integrity of some districts, leaving current districts as unchanged as possible and keeping the districts compact. All members agreed that the new district lines should not be drawn to protect incumbents. The nine-member committee is chaired

by retired Circuit Judge Robert Rasmussen and includes eight citizen members from various parts of the county. The eight names were drawn from a list of 14 people who were nominated. They were appointed at the Aug. 21 county board meeting. In addition to Rasmussen, who lives in Amery, the committee includes Bill Alleva, Centuria; Jim Beistle, Town of St. Croix Falls; Robert Blake; Lorain, Ed Gullickson, Garfield; Joanne Hallquist, Lincoln; Brad Olson, Clam Falls; Tom Olson, Beaver; and Jerry Willits, Sterling. The committee has limited flexibility in drawing the new district lines under the statutes that apply to interim reductions between the regular adjustments after each census. The new lines can only divide municipalities on ward lines while the 2011 redistricting could use census track populations with municipalities. This means that many of the rural towns which have no wards can not be divided to achieve equal district population. That

leads to a more difficult time coming up with population balance. The committee is looking at how much variance in population is allowed between the proposed districts and the ideal size of 2,947 people per district, using the 2010 census figures. A 10-percent maximum deviation has been stated as the norm, but the committee is seeking a definition of that number. It wants to know if a district can be 10 percent higher/lower than the ideal or whether the total deviation between the largest and the smallest districts can not be more than 10 percent. A 10-percent deviation from the base would mean that each district could have as many as 3,242 residents and as few as 2,652 people. A 10 percent total deviation would put that range as a high of 3,094 and a low of 2,800 people. The restrictions on dividing municipalities and the concentrations of population in the county make the task of drawing new lines challenging. For instance, in the

The Polk CountyMid-term Redistricing Committee members had their first meeting Friday, Aug. 31. Pictured (L to R) are Bill Alleva, Brad Olson, Robert Blake, Robert Rasmussen, Jerry Willits, Tom Olson, Joanne Hallquist and Jim Beistle. The ninth member, Ed Gullickson, missed the meeting. - Photo by Gregg Westigard

northeast corner of the county, six rural towns have a total population of 3,183, 236 residents or 8 percent over the ideal. None of these towns can be divided by wards. In the southwest corner of the county, a village and two towns are all close to the ideal but must add population from adjoining towns that also have large populations. Probably the only easy district will be Amery with a total population of 2,931, only 16 residents off the goal. While a goal of the committee may be compact districts, the question was raised as to whether districts could be considered contiguous if they only touched at a corner. Beistle mentioned the city of Milwaukee case where the city was able to make that type of annexation. But Polk County has also had a past county board district made up of two towns joined only at their corners. Lincoln and Beaver were combined as one district from the 1982 election until the 1992 election.


Balsam Lake delays liquor license issue

Long-closed tavern gets new life, but no booze ... yet

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The long-closed Johnnie B. Dalton’s Saloon in downtown Balsam Lake is slated to reopen under new ownership with a new name and a grand new interior, but it is still without a liquor license after the Balsam Lake Village Board tabled a request for a liquor license at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Under new owner Ty Madsen, the venue at 305 Main St. will be called Doc’s Sports Saloon and Eatery, and is slated to open to the world in mid-October. Madsen introduced himself to the village board, seeking approval on his bid to purchase the village’s lone reserve Class B liquor license and a Class B beer license, at a cost of $10,000. At issue was the fact that the license is the last such liquor license available in the village, which held concern for several board members, who are concerned that without the license, they may be hamstrung for a possible event center development. “We definitely want the business on Main Street,” board member Jeff Reed said. “But we’re taking the decision carefully.” Reed noted that there have been several attempts at taverns downtown in recent years, and also alluded to previous liquor license controversies that occupied lots of village board time just a few years ago. “Others have tried and failed,” Reed noted. “We just want to be sure this isn’t [more] of the same.” Madsen said the new saloon is more than just cleaning up the long-closed Daltons. He said they will be food-focused, upscale and sport-themed, with half a dozen 50-inch TVs, and offering live music and possible event hosting, with approximately 5,000 square feet available for events. Madsen outlined his background, which includes bar ownership at the Straight 8 Saloon in Range for four years, as well as numerous upscale restaurants, and even in the U.S. Navy, where he was a captain’s chef. He said the new business will look to have a 60-40 percentage of food over alcohol sales, with an all-you-can-eat salad bar, specialized business lunches and weekend fine dining as the plan. He also said that most of the interior work will soon be finished, with the future addition of an outdoor patio in back and a cleaned up, freshened exterior, without any major remodels. A handicapped ramp and improved kitchen, opened-up bar area and performing stage are already completed. “We want to make what’s already there look beautiful,” Madsen said. “We’re dedicated to making this a special place.” Village President Guy Williams mentioned that Madsen bought the building with the assumption of a liquor license, and also noted that the location had a liquor license “since at least the mid-’60s,” Williams said, “Remember, we held the [liquor] license for the bank for two years, hoping they would come up with something.” Reed said his concern was purely about the possibility of attracting an event center or expanded lodging, which would likely be hinged on liquor license availability. “It’s about a strategy,” Reed said. In the end, the board agreed to table the question until they took a tour of the new Doc’s, to see the progress Madsen and crew have made on the longclosed tavern. The board will tour the venue next Tuesday,

Owner Ty Madsen (L) and manager Kevin Irwin stand behind the new bar at the former Dalton’s Saloon in Balsam Lake. – Photo by Greg Marsten Sept. 11, with a decision to follow at a subsequent board meeting. In other board business: • The board approved a Balsam Lake Public Protection Committee recommendation to order a new village squad car, approving the purchase of a new 2013 Ford Taurus Interceptor for approximately $24,000. However, they delayed the approval of specialized, heavy-duty service equipment - caging, radios, front push bar, light bar and the like - to be approved in the coming months, after the 2013 budgetary process. They will also wait to see what radio requirements they would install, which may make a $1,000 difference in final cost. Police Chief Tom Thompson said the new car will be the all-wheel-drive version. The order will be placed with Link Ford with the actual delivery date to be determined later, as well as the final equipment upgrades. According to the Ford Web site, the new car will come equipped with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, with heavy-duty drivetrain, special ballistic protection and outfitted specifically for police service. The village has approximately $29,000 set aside in a dedicated fund for a new squad car, with slightly more to be alloted

for 2013, which will be enough to cover the final purchase and outfitting costs, which may run as much as $8,000 more. • The board approved an address change for Dave and Roxanne Moore, whose current address is listed as First Street East, but does not actually have a driveway or door facing that street. They have requested they be allowed to change their address to Old Courthouse Avenue, with the Moores doing the bulk of the actual address change red tape, such as through the county 911 dispatch system, U.S. Postal Service and other possible requirements. They requested the change in part due to emergency response issues, which they said would make their address less confusing. “It could be a life or death matter,” Roxanne Moore said. • The board approved several pay increases for village workers, including the village crew and election poll workers, per the village labor committee. They also agreed to have the union representing those workers draft an employee handbook, with review by the committee and the village attorney, upon completion. • An Eagle Scout donation of labor and purchase of two geese sleep disrupter sys-

tems was approved with Eagle Scout Justin Thompson agreeing to cover the cost of two 360-degree, rotating LED light systems to be placed at the village beach. The systems are meant to disrupt the sleep patterns of geese, keeping them from nesting on the beach, where they leave messy and unhealthy deposits. The lights cost $345 each and will be installed next spring by Thompson, with one by the CTH I bridge and another in the water off the beach. The board thanked Thompson for his donation and looked forward to seeing how the system works. • The board tabled a decision on a seepage basin/filtration system for the Balsam Lake Hwy. 46 public landing area, which would cost approximately $9,000, with three-quarters of the cost coming for the Balsam Lake Rehabilitation District and the remainder from the village park fund. They will try to get more information on the proposal before the next board meeting. Council member Caroline Rediske has pushed for the system to alleviate storm runoff and pollution concerns for the several acres of pavement at the landing, near the Ward’s Resort entrance. • Several village zoning ordinance wording changes were approved, per Balsam Lake Planning Commission recommendations. The commission considered some of the restrictions as being too restrictive, limiting certain exterior materials and certain designs. The committee concern was that they may discourage new businesses and will instead allow specific commission consideration in the future. They also approved several changes to allow for a seasonal ice-cream shop at 104 First Ave. East, owned by Denny and Karen Aubin, as well as a fence at the same location, to better separate the location from neighboring private residences. The board also approved a request to allow a small-scale home taxidermy business request at 408 Pearl St. by Chad Daniels, with an alley sign.

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Donation/from page 1 parcel of the land for their church several years ago, but otherwise, the property has sat vacant and overgrown ever since. “The size of the property opens up some possibilities they (HFH) haven’t had before,” Carole said. “I didn’t know it was the largest donation around!” The way the property went from being part of a family legacy to being one of the largest local land donations happened quickly, according to both Kube and Wondra. “They’d been trying for some time to do something good with the property,” Kube said, noting that some people might worry that such a donation is looked at the wrong way. “People are sometimes afraid to do the right thing, that they might worry what others will think.” Wondra said the idea to donate the property the HFH “came about by accident,” during a conversation with local Salvation Army director and former Wild Rivers HFH board member Duana Bremer, who mentioned to Wondra that someone had donated a parcel of land to Habitat. “ I asked if they wanted a farm field!” Wondra joked. “Then I talked with Todd, and well, it happened so quickly, really, within a couple of days!” The Wondras will get a tax break on the donation, although they have no idea the amount, but they are truly excited about the donation, and Wondra has said that other relatives have contacted the family and want to be involved with a HFH build, even though they live out of the area, and even out of state. “They’re even following it,” Wondra said. Kube is excited about the size of the property, which has at least four lots that already have Frederic utility service easily at hand, while the other area of land would need extensive earthwork and assistance from the village for whatever is done on Spruce Street, which is still a gravel road, with limited utility. “The way it’s laid out, there are easily four buildable lots and another chunk of land,“ Kube said. “Our goal is maybe 20 houses, plus or minus. But realistically, it could be 10 or 15 years before you’d completely fill that subdivision.” There was the word: subdivision. Yes, the Wondra donation is large enough that Habitat could indeed try some different approaches, which Kube said will also test their creativity. He mentioned that other Habitat chapters have also received large parcel donations, and in the past, they would build similar, but highly efficient and affordable homes. “But that was the past, the same house, over and over, blah-blah-blah,”Kube said, adding that they are now trying a different approach, having their home “fit the neighborhood and fit in better.” Kube said that a Habitat chapter in River Falls has even tried the “eco-village” approach, with super-efficient, selfsustainable homes, which was proposed in St. Croix Falls but later vetoed after pressure from neighbors.

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity Director Eric Kube looks out over an eight-acre parcel of vacant land in Frederic that was donated by the Wondra family for a future multihome development. – Photo by Greg Marsten

“I invite anyone to look at what Habitat for Humanity has done,” Wondra said. Kube offered his own assurance that the Wondra land will be “something to be proud of,” and assured that it will be a handsome subdivision when completed. “I don’t want people in Frederic to think they are going to be identical, blah houses,” Kube said. “I hope we’ve proven that in the last year, that these homes are attractive and fit in with their surroundings and their neighborhoods.” He said they are watching closely to what happens at some of the other Habitat subdivision-type projects, but that the Frederic land is among the most exciting opportunity the Wild Rivers group has at hand. “I’m hoping to build a house here [Frederic] next year,” he said with a nod, noting that they don’t have a family lined up yet, but that the process will definitely involve working with the village on planning , utilities and standards. “People need to realize again that we (HFH) don’t give

these houses away,” Kube said. “It’s about their ability to pay, and (families) must be willing to partner with us on the build, dedicating between 300 and 500 hours to the project in sweat equity.” Even then, the homeowners will need to carry a mortgage with HFH. “There’s a need and certainly an opportunity,” Wondra said. “It’s the perfect location for families, right between the two schools.” Wondra added that the land donation has also brought her own family’s history and roots to light, as well as bringing parts of the family together under the umbrella of the Frederic project, which has yet to have an official name. She laughed when asked about what to call the property, mentioning several family surnames that have been a part of the property history over the decades. “We’ve had more fun with this whole process (the genealogy),” she said. “But really, we’re pretty proud to be a part of it, whatever it’s called. We just know it’s something that is a really, really good thing.”

Corn on the Curb Unity area Girl Scouts from Troop 50743 manned the Corn on the Curb trailer on Sunday, Sept. 2, selling cookies and corn for the troop. Pictured (L to R): Crystal, Gabriella, Lexi and Brittney. The Scouts use the money raised for activities and trips for Unity-area Scout troops. They have been selling corn at the event for over 20 years, with each local troop taking fourhour shifts over the long Labor Day weekend in Balsam Lake. They even sold out on some flavors of their cookies. Photos by Greg Marsten

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LEFT: Little Miss Balsam Lake Mariela Mosay-Ortega tackled several ears of corn at the Balsam Lake Corn on the Curb festivities over the weekend.


Wisconsin will be key battleground in presidential race by Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - While it might not feel like it yet, leaders from both parties insist Wisconsin is a battleground state for the November election. Polls released since Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate suggest Romney largely closed the gap between himself and President Obama in Wisconsin. During a stop in Milwaukee this week, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked

A recordsetting summer for southern Wisconsin by Maureen McCollum Wisconsin Public Radio SOUTHERN WISCONSIN - Milwaukee had its hottest summer on record, drought swept across Wisconsin, and temperatures jumped into the 90s at the end of August. These are just some of the highlights from this year’s meteorological summer. The hottest area was the southwest corner of the state, stretching from Prairie du Chien to Madison. Meteorologist Morgan Brooks is with the National Weather Service in Sullivan, which covers southeast Wisconsin. She says Madison had its third warmest summer on record, and Milwaukee had its hottest yet, and that’s looking at 140 years of data. “We’ve had a trend the past three summers of it being warmer than normal. That could just be coincidence or it could be something bigger.” In August, temperatures dropped below average. That broke a 10-month streak where temperatures were above average across most of Wisconsin. And, of course, there’s the drought. It continues through the southern half of the state, ranging from extreme drought to abnormally dry. Meteorologist Andrew Just is with the National Weather Service in La Crosse. He says the dry conditions influenced the heat. “That lack of precipitation helped to propel some of our temperatures up to the records they were at,” he says. “You can have a little drier atmosphere, and when it’s dry out there you can heat up.” For the fall, it’s more likely that temperatures will be above average. Brooks says drought conditions are predicted to improve, but it’s going to take a lot of rain to get back to normal.

Polls conducted by Marquette and Quinnipiac Universities have both shown Obama retaining a slight lead over Romney, though Public Policy Polling and Rasmussen both gave Romney a slim lead after his Ryan pick; PPP works for Democrats, Rasmussen tilts Republican. Republican National Committee Political Director Rick Wiley, who previously worked for the Wisconsin Republican Party, says those numbers are good for Romney, especially if this race boils down to turnout. “When you look at Wisconsin,

it’s one of those true toss-up states that hasn’t gone for a Republican in a couple of decades. And, I think this is the time when we put that ground game on, and we didn’t miss a beat. It goes from Scott Walker’s recall to Gov. Romney’s election campaign.” So far, Wisconsin has yet to see a barrage of political ads for the presidential race, but the Romney campaign insists its ads are coming.

Concert to culminate choral retreat Join Luther Park and Luther Point for a concert conducted by Dr. Elliot Wold. The concert, held at Chetek Lutheran Church on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., is a culmination of a daylong choral retreat sponsored by Luther Park and Luther Point camps. The retreat will be led and facilitated by Wold, a retired UWRF choral conductor. The concert will feature a variety of choral music performed by 60 singers from all around northwestern Wisconsin. For more information, visit or You can also call 715-859-2215. - submitted

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whether Wisconsin is now a battleground state. “Wisconsin has been on the map of battleground states, and it’s still on the map of battleground states.” Wasserman Schultz did not discuss the closeness of the polls but rather focused on who was leading them. “There’s a reason that the president has consistently been ahead and never behind in a single independent poll done in Wisconsin. That’s because they know and we hear in Wisconsin that they’ve got a president in Wisconsin who has their back.”






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

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

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Ins and outs of rural education

lthough we consistently report on the great things our local public school districts achieve, there’s always that nagging news about the struggles. Struggles that boil down to setting and meeting budgets while providing the best education possible, 4K through graduation. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, with the help of newspapers and other media, keeps us all on our toes - particularly educators and parents - by sorting through the statistical data to show us where our districts and communities stand in relation to enrollment and cost-per-pupil rankings, among other rankings. This past week the WTA issued a news release that should create an ominous feeling among us. Whether that feeling is justified or not, there is reason to believe that declining enrollment will present difficult decisions to be made, perhaps even more difficult than the ones we’ve seen thus far. Todd Berry, president of the WTA, testified before the State Senate Committee on Education and Corrections recently and recommended the state take a long, hard look at school funding formulas. Without a change in the formula, he noted, many rural districts in the state will fall into jeopardy, particularly in the next decade as the state’s rural population continues to age and decline. Berry wasn’t specific as to what districts were most at risk today, but he mentioned parts of central Wisconsin, and some districts in isolated regions in the north and southwest, along the Mississippi. The WTA has built a reputation on nonpartisan facts and figures - and it’s tough to argue with their presentations. Berry said that if another “couple of years” go by there will be school districts that aren’t going to exist. Which, in turn, would create another problem for the district that absorbs those students - increased transportation cost. Consolidation could help in some cases, Berry notes, but he estimates that districts will only save five to 10 percent on overall costs should they chose that route. The funding of schools - or the formula used - has long been a topic of political and nonpolitical arguments. A comparison of the state’s 30 highest poverty districts and the 30 lowest poverty districts shows the poorer districts received sharper cuts in funding and ended up firing more staff under the most recent state budget. Berry said a quick fix is to increase transportation funding and what is known as sparsity aid to schools with shrinking enrollment. Both moves, he said, are relatively inexpensive. Relatively. But how long before those expenses grow to the point of becoming an issue in Madison - and perhaps among local taxpayers as some of that expense gets transferred to local property owners? And although somewhat unrelated, the issue of smaller districts losing enrollment to other districts is an interesting and sometimes puzzling phenomenon. The open enrollment program allows parents to enroll children in neighboring school districts without moving to that district - for whatever reason. It’s created some interesting numbers. A glance at open enrollment figures shows Unity, Webster, Frederic, Spooner, Amery, Clayton, Siren and St. Croix Falls all lost students via open enrollment last year (2011). Records kept by the Department of Public Instruction show “students in” and “students out,” and those schools just mentioned experienced a cumulative minus 275 students with no increase in neighboring districts to speak of aside from Shell Lake, which saw an increase of 37. Luck added two. It could be a misinterpretation of data or perhaps more students are home-schooling or enrolling in virtual schools. Grantsburg, which operates brick and mortar schools and a virtual school, saw their open enrollment figures in 2011 come in at 11 out ... and 608 in. Berry mentioned technology in his comments to the senators, saying that it could solve some of the problems of declining enrollment. Some districts do not have adequate Internet access, he noted. And the ones with proper bandwidth can offer four foreign languages and very advanced math. Technology, he said, can help build the economic base of some of the more struggling communities. “It’s not only an education issue,” he said. “It’s an economic development issue. These are the communities where, as one superintendent said, ‘Our biggest export is our brightest kids.’ They leave. They don’t come back.” Ironically, while it takes a village to raise a child, it sometimes takes a grown child returning home to help save a community. But the reality is they go where the jobs are. That’s a massive trend to reverse for smaller communities but a fascinating topic to tackle. Our Web site ( offers the WTA’s full story on declining enrollments.


Conserving “the best of outdoor Wisconsin”

ast Friday marked the completion of the first of a two-phase project to conserve property in northwestern Wisconsin, including small parcels of Burnett County. The first phase essentially guards 45,000 acres of wilderness and pine barrens, complete with 75 small lakes and ponds and 14 miles of streams, from development - including vacation and second homes. With private donations and government money - about $17 million overall once the second phase, adding 23,000 acres, is completed in 2014 - the project also protects water quality and provides habitat for a multitude of species, including the Canada lynx of all things. Most of the property is in neighboring Douglas County and includes property in Washburn and Bayfield counties as well. (See story, with map, at Taxpayers, of course, want to know what we get out of this deal. The property stays on the tax rolls - and it will be open for recreational use, even though the conservancy amounts to a lease from a large New Hampshire-based lumber company, who will continue their timber operations but agree to conditions of the conservancy. It also helps preserve - and create jobs - according to the timber company. The agreement amounts to the biggest of its kind in Wisconsin history and highlights the power of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program, established to conserve “the best of outdoor Wisconsin” for habitat and recreation. The program, named after the late governors Warren Knowles and Gaylord Nelson, provides $60 million a year toward the effort and has protected more than 500,000 acres of Wisconsin land since its inception in 1989. We’re thinking men - Knowles and Nelson - would be extremely proud.

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Editorials by Gary King





• Letters to the editor • Vote for Severson With Erik Severson, I am convinced that we have the best Assembly representative in the entire state. I have been observing politics and politicians for a long time and my admiration for Severson goes way beyond party or politics. As most are aware, Severson is an emergency room doctor in Osceola. What many may not know is that Severson has kept that job while he has been in the Assembly. So oftentimes, Severson will work all weekend (and this means 24hour shifts) at the hospital, and then when the Assembly is in session, he will drive to Madison on Monday, debate issues, hold hearings and vote, then return to his family (and as he calls it, his “real job”) at the end of the week. This, folks, is the most un-career politician you might ever meet. So why does he do it? Simple, because he cares. His faith has taught him that to whom much is given, much is expected. Severson simply believes that our state and nation are in trouble and he has been willing to step up and fix the problems. He never asks, “How will this poll?” or “Is this popular?” He simply asks, “Is this right?” That’s why amid furious protests (including threats to his family) Severson voted to balance the budget by, among other things, asking public employees to contribute a small amount to their pension and health care. This is why when Balsam Lake was threatened with millions in unfunded mandates from the state, he helped change the law. That is why he worked with hunters to pass the most prohunter legislation we have ever seen in this state, including concealed carry, bear hunting, eliminating earn-a-buck and wolf hunting. This is why he worked to cut taxes on manufacturers and other job creators in order to keep jobs here. This is why he worked with property owners to push back on a number of the DNR’s most egregious rules - rules which prevented homeowners from improving and enjoying their property. This is why Severson helped to implement a bipartisan “Be Bold Study” by creating the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. This is why when DOT threatened to destroy the commercial district in the Town of St. Croix Falls, Severson helped convince them to change their plans. This is

why Severson voted to pass commonsense litigation reform. This is why when it became clear that our elections were threatened by fraud, he passed a commonsense voter ID law. As a result of these changes, Wisconsin is moving in the right direction. Jobs are being created again and our business climate, as ranked by CEOs, has improved dramatically. Paul Ryan is fond of saying that some people become politicians to be somebody and some become politicians to do something. As a father, husband and ER doctor, it is clear that Severson already is somebody. What is equally clear from his legislative accomplishments in his first two years, is that Severson is in it to do something. We should keep this good and decent man as our state representative. R. J. Hartung Dresser

Political trash talk Karen Johnson cares about American health care, sees the good in ObamaCare and worries about the cost. I agree. But what’s up with her “Madison academia” issue? Is it bad to work for one of the world’s great public universities, a major engine of the Wisconsin economy, where causes and cures for disease are found, and future doctors trained? We may share a love of facts, so I factchecked her Aug. 15 Inter-County Leader letter claims: 1. I count 955 pages in the ObamaCare bill, not 2,700. 2. She fears dramatic change in health care; I welcome it because I foresee healthcare Armageddon, unaffordable at twice the cost of other developed nations, a clear and present threat to bankrupt America. 3. Medicaid for the poorest will grow and should for many reasons, among them, care in the doctor’s office is less costly than the ER and ICU; ObamaCare focuses on efficient primary and preventive care for all in the doctor’s office. 4. ObamaCare will be funded in part by Medicare cost savings through efficiency not benefit reductions. The Paul Ryan budget proposes similar Medicare cuts. 5. Recent Congressional Budget Office citations estimate that ObamaCare will: 1. (2010) Reduce federal budget deficit

by $124 billion, whereas (July 2012) repealing the law will increase deficit by $109 billion 2. (July 2012) Reduce uninsured by 23 million (18 percent to 8 percent) and leave 30 million still uninsured. HealthyCal estimates of this 30 million, 10 million refuse the mandate and pay the penalty, 10 million are not U.S. citizens, and 10 million are Medicaid eligible but not enrolled for various reasons. 9115/ 3. (July 2012) Add not 18, but four new taxes, including penalties for those who refuse to buy health insurance, an excise tax on high-price “Cadillac” health insurance plans, and general revenue subsidy for individuals and small-business purchases of private insurance through staterun exchanges. 4. (March 2012) Result in from 20 million fewer to 8 million more employers providing employee health insurance. Some drop it because employees do better in the exchanges; some begin with the small business subsidy. No one knows how employer-based health insurance will be affected. Letters that uncritically repeat partisan political trash talk are irresponsible. As your social studies teacher said, if you want facts, read original sources of information or unbiased digests like or . Read entire bill: Norman Jensen, M.D. Madison and Siren

Health care’s future Among the many promises President Obama made was one to protect Medicare. A Heritage Factsheet shows various ways ObamaCare ends Medicare as we know it, including severe physician reimbursement cuts that threaten seniors access to care and putting an unelected board of bureaucrats in charge of meeting Medicare’s new spending cap. ObamaCare will place hard caps on Medicare spending that ends the openended entitlement program. The Independent Payment Advisory Board will control the Medicare budget and be unstoppable unless Congress intervenes. ObamaCare’s Center for Medicare and

Medicaid Innovation will conduct payment and delivery reform demonstrations with a goal of changing Medicare from fee-for-service to “capitated” or salaried payments, and Medicare patients will have little or no control over whether or not they will be subject to these changes. ObamaCare will squeeze an estimated $575 billion out of Medicare from provider payment cuts in its initial 10 years. Rather than plowing those savings back into Medicare to enhance the solvency of the program, the savings will be used to expand other ObamaCare entitlements and programs. If a doctor is not being paid at least what it costs to provide his services, he will not opt to take Medicare patients. Research shows that as many as 30 percent of employers will discontinue their existing health-care coverage. The administration itself has admitted “as a practical matter, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013.” Paying “penalties” will be less expensive for employers than paying health-care premiums. And, the Affordable Care Act will not provide universal coverage, and it is predicted that 26 million Americans will still be without insurance. Changes like portability, allowing major medical coverage only, tort reform and free market competition across state lines would be far more practical and lower costs. Jan Anderson Siren


The Leader encourages readers to submit letters to the editor. All letters may be edited for length, clarity, grammatical accuracy and stylistic consistency. Letters more than 400 words in length may be returned to the writer for editing. Submitted letters should include the writer’s full name, address, daytime phone number and email address (if available). E-mailed letters are preferred. Letters may be sent to or mailed to Inter-County Leader, Box 490, Frederic, WI 54837. • Stay connected to your community. • Area news at a glance • Ryan ran Grandma’s - but not under three hours DULUTH, Minn. – The Republican candidate for vice president once ran in a nonpolitical marathon: Grandma’s. And he got in some hot water this week for overstating his marathon-running record. Paul Ryan was a 20-year-old college student when he ran the 1990 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth in a time of 4 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds, a Ryan campaign spokesman confirmed for the News Tribune. It was the only marathon Ryan ever ran, spokesman Brendan Buck said in an e-mail. News that Ryan, now 42, completed Grandma’s Marathon came in a roundabout way from a not-too-surprising origin: a politician overstating his accomplishments. It started Aug. 22 during a nationally syndicated radio program, when the Wisconsin congressman told host Hugh Hewitt he had run marathons. “What’s your personal best?” Hewitt asked, according to a transcript of the show. “Under three, high twos,” Ryan said, referring to finishing in less than three hours. “I had a two-hour and fifty(minute) something.” That got the attention of Runner’s World magazine, which did some fact-checking. It could find only one marathon and one time for Ryan: the 4:01:25 on June 23, 1990. Ryan’s exaggeration drew the ire of runners who posted

on the magazine’s Web site. “No one confuses a 4:01 with a sub-3. No one,” read one comment. “The race was more than 20 years ago, but my brother Tobin — who ran Boston last year — reminds me that he is the owner of the fastest marathon in the family and has never himself ran a subthree,” Ryan said in a statement. “If I were to do any rounding, it would certainly be to four hours, not three.” - Superior Telegram/Duluth News-Tribune

unanimously at its regular monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 27. After a discussion attended by nearly 40 citizens and a forum about a proposed frac sand loading yard about 1,500 feet south of Cameron High School, board members OK’d the resolution and also agreed to a dialog with elected leaders of seven municipal governments that are partly or completely within the school district boundaries. Barron News-Shield

Horse rescued from pool FOREST LAKE, Minn. – A horse in Forest Lake found its way into the pool of a nearby neighbor. The horse was one of four that had broken free from a nearby pasture. It was reported that the pool was not in use and had a cover over the top. Officials say the animal had been in the pool for three hours before the rescue, which consisted of sedating the animal while crews from a tow truck company harnessed the horse to safety. -

Cumberland man dies in tractor accident CUMBERLAND – A 74-year-old Cumberland man is dead after a farming accident. Barron County sheriff’s officials say William Brenizer was killed Wednesday, Aug. 29, when a tractor rolled on top of him. The tractor was backing into a ditch when it lost traction and rolled over twice. -

School board opposed to frac facility CAMERON - Cameron School Board is officially on record as “opposed to frac sand mining or sand processing being located within five miles of (Cameron) school buildings,” a resolution it adopted

Ground breaking for sand plant BARRON COUNTY - Superior Silica Sands and Canadian National railway held a joint ground breaking ceremony and spike drive on Monday, Sept. 3, at Superior Silica Sands’ dry plant site under construction along Hwy. 8 east of Poskin. SSS plans to have its $50 million sand drying plant and transload site operational by this November. CN is investing $35 mil-

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lion to rehabilitate about 40 miles of track between the SSS site and Ladysmith, also by November. More than 100 people attended the ceremony. Speakers ranging from local government leaders to big business executives hailed the companies’ projects as significant economic boosters. “This is an occasion where we really want to celebrate a partnership in growth,” said Rick Shearer, SSS CEO. Jim Vena, CN senior vice president of its southern region, said, “We hope we can grow with Wisconsin and Superior Silica.” Local government leaders said Barron County is fortunate to have the growing frac sand industry taking root locally and helping strengthen rail service. “This is a great shot in the arm for the town,” said Clinton Town Board Chairman Jim Gorst. SSS plans to have its $50 million sand drying plant and transload site operational by this November. CN is investing $35 million to rehabilitate about 40 miles of track between the SSS site and Ladysmith, also by November. Speakers ranging from local government leaders to big business executives hailed the companies projects as significant economic booster. CN began its rehab project this spring while SSS was getting its project permitted. SSS began construction last month. The plant is expected to create 100 jobs, including trucking and mining. - Rice Lake Chronotype


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Polk County marriage licenses Shannon M. Slater, Bethel, Minn., and Joseph R. Wisen, Mora, Minn., issued Aug. 27, 2012. Dena J. Brenholt, Town of McKinley, and Randy L. Schmidt, Town of McKinley, issued Aug. 30, 2012. Sarah J. Schaar, Frederic, and Michael J. Peterson, Frederic, issued Aug. 30, 2012. Lynell T. Fox, Town of Eureka, and Michael J. Kegel, Town of Eureka, issued Aug. 30, 2012.

Burnett County deaths Eunice L. Gruehl, 98, Grantsburg, died Aug. 16, 2012. Mable A. Luedtke, 99, Grantsburg, died Aug. 17, 2012.

Polk County deaths Donald A. Johnson, 90, Frederic, died Aug. 6, 2012. Eugenia F. Jones, 77, Town of Alden, died Aug. 11, 2012. Joyce E. Pulk, 80, Amery, died Aug. 15, 2012. Ethel C. Anderson, 92, St. Croix Falls, died Aug. 16, 2012. Roderick C. Olson, 78, Balsam Lake, died Aug. 21, 2012.

(Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff vs. Brent C. Berg 414 Caroll Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12 CV 462 PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO DEFENDANT, BRENT G. BERG; HIS HEIRS, OR ASSIGNS: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Plaintiff, Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. WITHIN forty (40) days after August 29, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Polk County Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, whose address is 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, and to Plaintiff’s attorney’s, Anastasi & Associates, P.A., whose address is 14985 60th Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or may in the future, and may also be enforced or garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: August 15, 2012. ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Garth G. Gavenda, #1079588 David C. Anastasi, #1027144 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone: (651) 439-2951 Attorneys for Plaintiff #16341 568414 WNAXLP

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(Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A Plaintiff vs. LURA E. YOUNG; BRIAN T. HOVE; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF 2453 STATE ROAD 35, LUCK, WI 54853; Defendant NOTICE OF ADJOURNED SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 11 CV 626 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 4, 2012, in the amount of $112,666.28, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 607 recorded in Volume 3 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 99 as Document No. 391515, being located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4) of Section Thirty-Two (32), Township Thirty-Six (36) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 0036-007520000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2453 State Rd. 35, Luck, Wisconsin 54853. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 567869 WNAXLP


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(Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Lance A. Otto 1230 Highway 96 West Arden Hills, MN 55112, Jennifer R. Otto 1230 Highway 96 West Arden Hills, MN 55112, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 2104 Hastings Avenue Newport, Minnesota 55055, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV361 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on August 3, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: September 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 8 AND THE WEST 8 FEET OF LOT 7, BLOCK K, FIRST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF MILLTOWN, POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 105 Bank Street, Milltown, Wisconsin) Dated: August 15, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16231 567967 WNAXLP

(Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BRANCH 2 BREMER BANK N.A. 8555 Eagle Point Blvd. P.O. Box 1000 Lake Elmo, MN 55042, Plaintiff, vs. Melanie S. Baumgartner 2498 20th Street Cumberland, WI 54829, and Stephen L. Anderson 1430 Elm Street Cumberland, WI 54829, and Discover Bank 6500 New Albany Road East New Albany, OH 43054 Defendants. Case No. 11 CV 568 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Foreclosure of Mortgage Code: 30404 By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on March 19, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Polk County Justice Center in the Village of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, in said County, on October 30, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map 16-54, Map No. 3541, a part of Government Lot 1 of Section 35, Township 36 North, Range 15 West (in the Township of McKinley), Polk County, Wisconsin. The above property is located at 2498 20th St., Cumberland, WI 54829. TERMS: 1. 10% cash or certified check down payment at time of sale, balance upon confirmation by Court. 2. Sale is subject to all unpaid real estate taxes and special assessments. 3. Purchaser shall pay any Wisconsin real estate transfer fee. 4. Property is being sold on an “as is” basis without warranties or representations of any kind. 5. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining possession of property. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 20th day of August, 2012. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin SCHOFIELD, HIGLEY & MAYER, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Bay View Offices, Suite #100 700 Wolske Bay Road Menomonie, WI 54751 568295 715-235-3939 WNAXLP

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Polk County circuit court Ali Ahyai, Lindstrom, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Chas M. Ajer, Downing, 9-210(a), not guilty plea. James R. Albee, Amery, speeding, $515.50. Jeffrey A. Alms, Hudson, fail/secure loads if towing a trailer, $200.50. Douglas A. Anderson, Clayton, speeding, $175.30. Edward A. Anderson, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Mark S. Anderson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Tanner K. Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Steven J. Austin, Clayton, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Todd O. Baillargeon, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Tracy J. Bartz, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Judd E. Baumann, Sheboygan, speeding, $175.30. Phillip I. Bayle, St. Croix Falls, fail/stop at stop sign, $175.30. Cassandra L. Beach, Turtle Lake, speeding, $175.30. Sarah I. Beasy, Little Canada, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Kelly G. Beckmann, Vadnais Heights, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Becky L. Bednarz, Amery, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, nonregistration of auto, operate motorcycle w/o valid license, failure to keep vehicle under control, not guilty pleas. Idelio J. Benitez, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Daniel J. Bieurance, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Peter C. Biver, Stillwater, Minn., operate w/o valid license, $200.50. William R. Boettner, Lino Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Rochelle A. Braun, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. John L. Bremness, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Brianna M. Brihn, Amery, speeding, $225.70. Justin M. Brown, Somerset, speeding, $175.30. Jerome P. Brunner, Prescott, speeding, $225.70. Sarah L. Buerkley, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joseph R. Burman, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jennifer J. Bystrom, Cushing, OU, not guilty plea. Justin M. Cameron, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Randy L. Carlson, Centuria, nonregistration of auto; OWI, not guilty pleas. Timothy M. Casey, Afton, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jennifer M. Cernohous, Hudson, OU, $187.90. John N. Charais, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Lucas B. Chase, Rogers, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mitchell G. Cookas, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea.

Michael J. Coury, Mendota Heights, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Brittany J. Crapser, Milaca, Minn., operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50; speeding, $200.50. Kelly J. Crawford, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael T. Cree, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Darlene L. Creuzer, Centuria, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Lori A. Cross, Amery, speeding, $200.50. James O. Current, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Madeline C. Cushman, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Alvina R. Dandurand, Chisago City, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Thomas E. Davies, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Paul J. Diercks, Rochester, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Ashley A. Dimmick, Stillwater, Minn., OU, $187.90. Cameron B. Divertie, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Judith A. Ecklund, Issaquah, Wash., speeding, $175.30. Ronald A. Edler, Centuria, seat belt violation, $10.00. Tyler L. Egstad, Chetek, speeding, $225.70. Troy R. Engen, Frederic, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Karl T. Fahrendorff, Milltown, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Colleen L. Forster, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Jolene J. Fournelle, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Tammy J. Freilinger, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeremiah M. Freitag, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kevin A. Galan, San Diego, Calif., speeding, $200.50. Pamela J. Garvey, Centuria, speeding, $175.30. Fred T. Gehrig, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., operating boat towing skier w/o observer, $175.30. Timothy F. Goffin, Wausau, speeding, $263.50. Jonathan B. Goode, Rice Lake, speeding, $200.50. Cathy J. Gorres, Amery, possess open intoxicants in MV, $200.50. Phillip G. Gounaikis, Hampton, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Erik J. Grahek, River Falls, speeding, $225.50. Susan K. Guanella, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Benjamin C. Gunn, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jason H. Gustagson, Osceola, seat belt violation, $10.00. Thomas W. Guyer, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Kevin J. Gwinn, Andover, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Cody C. Hahn, Clayton, underage drinking, $515.50; seat belt violation, $10.00; operating

while revoked, $200.50. Wendy H. Hammond, Excelsior, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael A. Hardy, Greenbrier, Tenn., speeding, $183.30. Julie A. Hart, Milltown, possess drug paraphernalia, $269.50. Jonathan M. Hawkins, Luck, speeding, not guilty plea. Colleen C. Helgerson, Cottage Grove, speeding, $175.30. Kenneth W. Heller, Osceola, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Joshua J. Heugel, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Tim M. Hiber, St. Paul Park, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Desiree M. Hicks, Frederic, theft, $263.50. Tiffany M. Holden, Balsam Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. Jeffrey C. Hollenbach, Eagan, Minn., riding on boat decks/gunwales, $175.30. Andrew B. Hultquist, Eau Claire, operate lg. veh. after rev./susp. of regis., $263.50. Marcus J. Hunt, Danbury, operate large vehicle after rev./susp. of regis., $175.30. Nicholas R. Huseth, Ramsey, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Steven P. Huchins, Lafayette, Calif., speeding, $175.30. Dan E. Jasperson, Dresser, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrew R. Johnson, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Brent R. Johnson, Luck, speeding, not guilty plea. Gregory A. Johnson, Mahtomedi, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Thomas H. Johnson, Sedona, Ariz., speeding, $175.30. Valerie J. Johnson, New Brighton, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Dale M. Johnston, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Matthew F. Justman, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Melissa A. Karpinski, Bethel, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Roberta K. Kastens, Clayton, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. John M. Kelly, Amery, speeding, $200.50. Kevin W. King, Andover, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Debra J. Klein, Lilydale, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Alexander R. Kocinski, Columbia Heights, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Richard N. Koethe Jr., Milltown, storage of junk cars, unlicensed, $187.90. Sandra K. Kolpien, Turtle Lake, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Larry J. Kolve, St, Croix Falls, OU, $187.90. Ryan M. Korth, De Pere, speeding, $200.50. Allen L. Kralewski, Frederic, deviating from lane of traffic, not guilty plea.

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Sheila A. Towle, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Geoffrey L. Trelstad, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Scott D. Tubman, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. James P. Uihlein, Sarasota, Fla., speeding, $200.50. Troy M. Velie, Greenville, speeding, $200.50. Lois L. Viebrock, Osceola, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kenneth C. Vincent, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Lindsey A. Wegner, Rosemount, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $225.70. David A. Weigman, Ramsey, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jason A. Weiser, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Scott B. Wertkin, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Constance M. Whitaker, Mahtomedi, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jacob G. Whitmer, Amery, speeding, $200.50. George L. Wilson, Milltown, seat belt violation, $10.00. Larry R. Zilverberg, Medina, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea.

Burnett County circuit court Marty J. Clendening, 49, Danbury, nonregistration, $127.50. Spencer R. Daniels, 31, Webster, operate without proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael R. Fasbender, 45, Princeton, Minn., passing in nopassing zone, $127.50. Dennis R. Glienke, 52, Danbury, nonregistration, $127.50. Marie E. Hastings, 20, Brookfield, speeding, $200.50. David R. Hubbell, 48, Hertel, seat belt violation, $10.00. Teri E. LaSarge, 24, Sandstone, Minn., operate after revocation, $250.00. Mckenna R. Marek, 24, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Ashley R. Matrious, 21, Danbury, disorderly conduct, $330.50. Lee C. Moyer, 45, Grantsburg, violate weight limits, $127.50. Jaimie C. Navarro, 24, Webster, battery, $243.00. Ann M. Partlow, 37, Webster, theft, $330.50. Kristina M. Phernetton, 27, Siren, speeding, $225.70. John E. Quist, 42, Siren, sexual assault, $363.00. Sean T. Reynolds, 24, Webster, disorderly conduct, $243.00.

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Bryana J. Petersin, Balsam Lake, speeding, $175.30. Jimmie R. Peterson, Richfield, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Mark C. Peterson, Elk River, Minn., operate motorboat w/in 100 ft. of dock, $187.90. Morgan L. Peterson, Centuria, nonregistration of auto, not guilty plea. Nicholas J. Peterson, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $175.30. David L. Potter, New Port Richey, Fla., seat belt violation, $10.00. Keith A. Rassbach, Prairie Farm, speeding, $200.50. Emett K. Rinehart, Cadott, speeding, $175.30. Jennifer M. Roach, Hudson, speeding, $175.30. Larry W. Robey, Waukesha, speeding, $175.30. Colleen S. Ross, Harbor Springs, Mich., speeding, $200.50. Travis D. Roth, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Daniel C. Rothbauer Sr., Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Mario C. Royceli, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Brandon J. Rudolph, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Geraldine G. Rutledge, Detroit Lakes, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Joseph T. Saba, Blaine, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Christopher B. Schallenberger, Amery, OU, not guilty plea. Susan L. Schieffer, Almena, speeding, $175.30. Zachary J. Schiller, Clayton, operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Amy N. Schorn, Frederic, resisting/obstructing police officer, not guilty plea. Daniel S. Schuette, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Peter Settgast, Mohave Valley, Ariz., speeding, $225.70. Joseph L. Shofner, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Richard J. Siebert, Coon Rapids, Minn., operating motor vehicle w/o proof of insurance, $10.00. Chad W. Smith, Osceola, speeding, $175.30; operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Sean L. Solberg, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Gary W. Spreiter, Amery, speeding, $175.30. Richard L. Stevenson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Margaret E. Stone, Balsam Lake, OU, $187.90. Tami L. Strohmeyer, Rice Lake, speeding, $200.50. Angela L. Stuart, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Margaret A, Sundby, Wayzata, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Archit Tandon, Edina, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Daniel R. Taylor, Rush City, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Jeanne M. Teeteps, Maplewood, Minn., reckless driving-endanger safety, $10.00. Jeffrey P. Toensing, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

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Branden A. Kratochvil, Osceola, speeding, not guilty plea. Brianna L. Krawczeski, Little Canada, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Amy R. Laing, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. ohn P. Larkin, Centuria, operating while suspended, $200.50. Jordan T. Lehman, Milltown, urinating in public, $263.50. Monica R. Livingston, Milltown, nonregistration of auto, not guilty plea. Christopher J. Lopez, St. Croix Falls, operate w/o carrying license, $150.10. Keshia M. Lundgren, Osceola, operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Mark B. Lundgren, Chaska, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jennifer A. Manthei, Centuria, OU, not guilty plea. Nathaniel J. McCormick, Los Angeles, Calif., speeding, $175.30. Trent L. McKenzie, Centuria, public urination, $187.50. Robert P. Messner, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jake A. Miels, Grafton,k speeding, not guilty plea. Dennis J. Miller, Ridgeland, operating a motor vehicle w/o insurance, $200.50. Richard J. Miller, Willmar, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Mary Minser, Los Angeles, Calif., speeding, $225.70. Justin L. Mohawk, Columbia Heights, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Cris A. Moore, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Jade L. Moss, New Hope, Minn., speeding, $225.70. David M. Nagler, Danvers, Minn., speeding, $200.50. anel L. Nichols, Fridley, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Amber K. Nickell, Almena, speeding, $175.30. Beth D. Notari, Bellevue, Wash., speeding, $225.70. Cecilia R. Oberg, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Donald E. Olson, Frederic, speeding, $175.30. Richard L. Olson, Amery, operating while revoked, not guilty plea. Jessica A. Otten, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Jessica M. Ottman, Andover, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Nicholas A. Palumbo, Otsego, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jason R. Parker, Des Moines, Iowa, speeding, $200.50. Jody L. Pease, Barronett, speeding, $200.50. Craig J. Pell, Grand Rapids, speeding, $200.50. Robert J. Pepin, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

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New staff at Unity High School

The Unity School District has several new staff members including back row, (L to R): Ryan Pagenkopf, high school and middle school business education; Kyle Hammers, middle school and high school choir; Jason Bosak, physical education and health; Louis Colletti, high school social studies; and Michael Mackey, fourth grade. Front row: Kate Peck, high school English; Kari Nelson high school special education; Darcy Thompson, first grade; and Kathy Kepulis, third grade. Not pictured, Principal Zack Fugate. – Photos by Marty Seeger

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The Unity School District has some new custodial staff members, bus drivers and sheriff this year. Pictured back row, (L to R): Hank Auge, bus driver; Nick Mueller, custodian; and Sheriff Tony Grimm. Front row: Bob Hoglund, custodian; Pat Lindahl custodian; and Melissa Wendt, bus driver.

New staff at SCF High School

St. Croix Falls

The new staff members at the St. Croix Falls School District (pictured L to R), Back row: Kate Lehne, high school English; Nancy Tretsven, parttime custodian; Mannie Nelson, fulltime custodian; Nate White, high/middle school special education; and Adam Kovar, elementary special education. Front row: Cory Strom, sixth grade; Samantha Roach, fifth grade; Chad Hall, high school social studies; Gina Ader, Title 1 math/language arts; and Paula Gudmunsen, second grade. Not pictured: Nathan Hollman, transportation supervisor; and Karyna Chrislock, school psychologist. – Photo by Greg Marsten

First day of school


RIGHT: Grantsburg kindergarteners Connor Erickson, Kamrin Harmon and Jenna Lester sat happily anticipating their first day of school as they waited for the bus to take them to Nelson Primary School in Alpha. Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Ethan Belland got a welcome-back-to-school greeting from Grantsburg Elementary School Principal Katie Coppenbarger.

Ethan Belland got a welcome-back-to school greeting from Grantsburg Elementary School Principal Katie Coppenbarger.





Vikings pass first big test against SCF Face tougher test this Friday at Cameron

Extra Points

Frederic 37, St. Croix Falls 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The Frederic Vikings got off to a fast start against the Saints Friday, Aug. 31, in a showdown that hasn’t happened in many years between the two football programs. The game was still scoreless in the first quarter when senior linebacker Chris Schorn picked off Saints quarterback Ben Kopp and took it 41 yards to the end zone. Eric Chenal split the uprights and with 2:46 left to play, the Vikings closed out the first quarter with a 7-0 lead. The Vikings regained possession of the ball even later in the first quarter after a key defensive stop by the Vikings. The Saints failed to convert on a fourth-andone attempt and the Vikings took over as the first quarter ended from the Saints 34yard line. On the first play of the second quarter, Frederic quarterback Jaryd Braden ran it 34 yards for the score and helped put the Vikings up 14-0. It was the start of a solid first half for the Vikings who would score two more times. With still 11:36 to go in the first half, the Saints were forced to punt the ball and Frederic took over inside Saints territory on the 45-yard line. The Vikings managed to work the ball to the 33-yard line but eventually turned the ball over on downs after trying a pass on fourth down and nine. But the Vikings defense held the Saints once again and St. Croix was forced to punt after running just three plays. Despite a couple of Frederic penalties on the Vikings next drive, Braden completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Adam Chenal to put the Vikings up 21-0 with 45 seconds remaining in the first half. After the stellar pass to Adam Chenal, the Vikings caught more good-fortune moments later when they recovered a fumble in Saints territory on the 37-yard line. With just 30 seconds remaining in the first half, Braden completed a pass to Ian

Frederic linebacker Chris Schorn, No. 22, eyes the ball just prior to intercepting it and taking it 41 yards to the end zone during a victory over the Saints on Friday, Aug. 31. – Photos by Becky Amundson Lexen good for 27 yards, and on the next yards and the touchdown with no interplay, Braden took it the remaining six ceptions. yards for the score and the Vikings led 28Adam Chenal had 28 yards on seven 0 heading into halftime. carries and Irric Erickson had 17 yards on Peter Chenal would add even more to four carries, and led the defense with nine the score at the start of the second half on tackles. Peter Chenal was in on eight tacka 25-yard run and, despite a quieter fourth les and David Crandell and Brad Peterson quarter, Hunter Dodds came up with a each had seven. Blain Clemons got in on tackle on the Saints in the end zone for a six tackles, and Braden had five, while safety to give the Vikings their first big Lexen, Sawyer Tietz and Greg Peterson conference win of the season. each had three. It was a rough night for both teams in The Vikings will have another big test the fumbles category as Frederic fumbled when they travel to Cameron to take on two times with the Saints recovering one the undefeated Comets on Friday, Sept. 7, of those fumbles. The Saints fumbled a beginning at 7 p.m. The Saints will play total of five times and the Vikings recov- host to Unity on Friday, Sept. 7, beginning ered three. St. Croix Falls was held to just at 7 p.m. One of those teams will pick up 44 total offensive yards while the Vikings their first conference win of the season. put up 234 yards, including 163 yards rushing. Peter Chenal had 64 yards on 14 carries, Braden had 38 yards on 10 carries and completed four of six passes for 71

Frederic defensive end Greg Peterson goes in for the tackle on Saints running back Shane Swanson.

David Crandell goes in for the tackle on Saints quarterback Ben Kopp.

••• MANKATO, Minn. – Men's fastpitch softball team The Dugout of Cushing placed second in the ASA Nationals tournament in Mankato, Minn., during the Labor Day weekend. The Dugout went 7-2 during the weekend and finished runner-up in the 17-team Class C. St. Croix Falls grads playing for The Dugout, Peter Kelly, Jeremy Dagestad, Chuck Moline and Ben Lundgren, received all-tournament awards in addition to Unity grad Todd Lessman. Farmington defeated Wolf Creek 2-1 to win the men's fast-pitch Labor Day tournament in Cushing. Farmington's Don Potting Jr. was awarded the Al Peer Pitching Award for outstanding pitcher for the tournament. – submitted ••• DULUTH, Minn. – 2009 St. Croix Falls graduate Cory Gebhard caught three passes for a total of 30 yards for the St. Scholastica Saints football team last Saturday, Sept. 1, during the team’s season opener against Whitworth. The Saints ended up losing the game 28-13, and Gebhard is a junior wide reciever. His biggest catch of Cory Gebhard the season was good enough for a gain of 16 yards. Gebhard is majoring in physical therapy and was a valedictorian at St. Croix Falls High School. – with information from ••• LEADER LAND – The Ellsworth at Somerset football game can be heard on 104.9 FM on Friday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. The Osceola at Amery football game is on 1260 AM at 7 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 7. The San Francisco at Green Bay Packers game is being broadcast on 105.7 FM beginning at 3:25 p.m. The Jacksonville at Minnesota Vikings game can be heard on Sunday, Sept. 9, beginning at noon on 104.9 FM. The Badgers football game at Oregon State can be heard on 1260 AM on Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 3 p.m. ••• LEADER LAND – Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete playing collegiate sports in 2012 who hasn’t been mentioned, send us an email or call and we’ll take it from there. – Marty Seeger ••• LEADER LAND – Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. – Marty Seeger

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Eagles pick up first conference win

Saints, Pirates win conference games Thursday Unity 3, Frederic 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The Unity volleyball team left Thursday evening, Aug. 30, with their first conference win of the year over Frederic under coach Jennifer DeLozier, who is in the midst of her first full season as head coach of the Eagles. Unity never let the first set get close as they took a 9-2 lead early and eventually held off the Vikings 25-12 for the win. The second game was a bit closer and looked to be heading Frederic’s way as they came back late after trailing much of the way. The Vikings tied it at 23 apiece before Unity pulled out the 25-23 win. The Eagles played well throughout the third set to win it in three sets. Emily Gross led the Eagles with seven kills on the evening followed by Shauna Jorgenson with six, and Sarah Bader and Carly Ince with three each. Olivia Nelson had six serving aces on the night while Gross and Paige Lunsmann each had two. Nelson and Taylor Heathman each had three digs and Ince had two. Gross led the

Saints teammates play a friendly game of rock-paper-scissors during their sweep over the Tigers on Thursday, Aug. 30. – Photo by Scott Hoffman team with six solo blocks and Ince had three solo blocks.

Maddie Ramich sets the ball for teammates during a win over Frederic on Thursday, Aug. 30. – Photo by Marty Seeger

Pirate Stacey McKenzie sends the ball over the net in a win over Siren on Thursday, Aug. 30. – Photo by Mackenzie Erickson

Grantsburg 3, Siren 0 SIREN – After losing their first conference game in nearly 20 years last week against the Luck Cardinals, the Grantsburg Pirates got back to their winning ways against Siren on Thursday, Aug. 30, in Siren. “It was nice to get back on track with a win versus a much improved Dragon squad from Siren. The gals in green served tough and blocked big against us. Thankfully, our own serving was solid and our passing was back to its trademark form,” said Pirates head coach Deb AllamanJohnson. Grantsburg won handily by scores of 25-11, 25-10 and 25-16. Although Siren improved in some areas, head coach Caryn Stanford was hoping for a bit more fire from her Dragons on Thursday. “I felt like the girls played tentative especially in the first couple games ... we need to put the ball down and be aggressive on offense. The third game the girls were more aggressive led by Brittany’s line hitting and it improved our final outcome in that game. Blocking improved as the game went and was solid,” Stanford said. Brittany Coulter led the Dragons with five kills and Liz Brown and Mackenzie Smith each had three. Coulter led in digs with four and Emily Howe, Brown and Lizzie Stanford each had two digs. Kyaisha Kettula had 11 assists. Coulter

and Brown each had one serving ace. Meanwhile, the Pirates had 12 total aces with Kylie Pewe notching eight of those aces. “She also went long on three of her tough float serves, but combine that with three total misses from other players and we still finished with a team serving percentage of 91. The Corbin twins (Ellie and Grace) and Macy (Hanson) were perfect from the line,” Allaman-Johnson said. The Pirates were without right-side hitter Wendy Roberts, with an elbow injury, but several players stepped up Thursday, including freshman Olivia Tucker. In the end, Pewe had 15 assists and Sam Schwieger had 16 kills along with a .438 hitting percentage. RuthAnn Pedersen had seven kills and a .455 hitting percentage and Macy Hanson had seven kills, along with four kills from Stacey McKenzie after filling in on the right side of the court. Hanson also led in digs with 10, followed by Grace Corbin with eight.

St. Croix Falls 3, Webster 0 ST. CROIX FALLS – The Webster Tigers got swept at St. Croix Falls on Thursday, Aug. 30, in three sets by scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-14. Kenna Gall led the Tigers with six kills followed by Raelyn Tretsven and Alexandria Holmstrom each with three. Christina Weis had 15 assists along with three serving aces and two digs. Marissa Elliott had six digs and Holmstrom and Gall each had four. No game stats were available from St. Croix Falls.

Saints stumble at first but cruise by Vikings St. Croix Falls 3, Frederic 1 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The Vikings volleyball team went after the Saints during the first set of their conference volleyball game on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Frederic trailed by as much as five points but consistent serves and three aces in a row from freshman Ann Chenal helped turn the tide. Another ace from Chenal helped put the Vikes up 18-17, and they maintained the lead and a set win to start the evening. However, the Saints came storming back taking the next three games even though the Vikings gave the Saints a battle in the final set. Chenal ended the game with a total of five aces while Lara Harlander and Natalie Phernetton added three apiece. Carly Gustafson had five kills along with Harlander, and Kourtni Douglas added another three kills. Harlander also led the team in digs with 11, McKenna Cook and Chenal each had two. Gustafson had three tip-kills.

See Tuesday volleyball/page 20 Mariah Rohm gets a kill against the Vikings on Tuesday, Sept. 4. – Photos by Marty Seeger

Freshman Emma Wondra sets the ball for Mariah Rohm during the Saints win over Frederic Tuesday, Sept. 4.








Cardinals cruise to another blowout win Three Lakes offense shut down completely by Luck Luck 62, Three Lakes 0 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LUCK – The Cardinals football team couldn’t be stopped by the Three Lakes Blue Jays on Thursday, Aug. 30, during Luck’s first home game of the season, and first-ever eight-man football game. The Cardinals got their offense clicking early in the game with two big gains from Brodie Kunze and quarterback Trent Strapon to inside the Blue Jays 20-yard line. On the next play, Strapon hit Joe Christensen on a pass to the end zone to give Luck a 7-0 lead with still 9:34 to play in the first quarter. Luck’s defense stepped up on the next possession and a bad punt by Three Lakes set the Cardinals inside their own 30-yard line. On virtually the next play, Strapon ran it in easily from 30 yards out, and Jan Rozumalski split the uprights to make it a 14-0 contest. From then on, the Cardinals defense continued to hold strong and force Three Lakes to punt on their next possession. That’s when Evan Armour busted loose down the Cardinals sideline for a 77-yard punt return and the score, but a clipping penalty brought the ball back and the Cards were forced to start inside their own 10-yard line. On the next play, Kunze hit an opening and ran it 77 yards for the touchdown to put the Cardinals up 20-0.

Evan Armour sprints down the sideline during a 77-yard punt return, but the play was called back after a clipping penalty. – Photos by Marty Seeger With more than six minutes left to play in the first quarter, Luck again forced the Blue Jays to punt the ball away, but it didn’t go far as Christensen broke through the line of scrimmage and took over on the 15-yard line just as the first quarter

Karsten Petersen heads toward the end zone during a 62-0 thumping of Three Lakes last Thursday, Aug. 30. came to an end. The Cardinals would with just 30 seconds left before halftime. score again with 11:17 left in the first half Luck scored twice more in the second half on a 14-yard pass from Strapon to Kunze on a running clock to finish out the to make it a 27-0 game in favor of Luck. evening with a 2-0 record to start the The Cardinals would score three more eight-man season. Luck hosts New times in the second quarter on a 1-yard Auburn on Friday, Sept. 7, in their next run and 66-yard scamper by Strapon and game, beginning at 7 p.m. 27-yard touchdown by Karsten Petersen

Unity improves but can’t contain Comets Cameron breaks game open in second half Cameron 48, Unity 8 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – Despite a score that appeared a bit lopsided, the Unity Eagles football team managed to hang around with a very solid Cameron Comets team on Friday, Aug. 31. The Comets are one of the favorites to compete for the conference title and showed why they’ll be tough to beat, but the Eagles showed they won’t be a pushover this season. “The score did not show how we played the game. We were able to move the ball much better this week. We saw improvements in all areas, which we will build on

for next week,” said Eagles coach Dave Anderson. Unity’s defense kept the Comets scoreless after the first quarter and they controlled the clock much of the way, forcing Cameron to punt on their first possession. The Eagles completed a fake punt on a fourth-and-two play near midfield and worked their way to inside the 20-yard line, before a string of penalties and fumble resulted in Comets ball. With 9:12 remaining in the second quarter, the Comets capitalized on the turnover, completing a big pass play and eventually scoring on an Alex Almquist 2yard touchdown run. The Eagles responded on their next possession, taking the next five minutes off the clock and getting help from a 15-yard face-mask penalty to give them an automatic first down on the 12-yard line. On the next play, Kyle Sorensen ran the ball to the end zone, and with another Sorensen run, the

Unity’s Logan Bader, No. 22, grabs hold of a Cameron runner as junior Colin Loehr, No. 60, looks to help out with the tackle. – Photos by Marty Seeger

Unity sophomore Tevin Anderson gets a nice run to the outside as Kyle Sorensen puts on a good block.

Eagles tied the game at eight apiece. The tie game didn’t last too long as Cameron responded with a 28-yard run by Comets quarterback Zach St. Aubin, who connected with receiver Joe Koenecke on the next play for a 29-yard touchdown pass. With 3:12 remaining in the first half, the Eagles would get the ball back, but not for long, as the Comets Almquist scored a defensive touchdown by picking up a fumble and running it 30 yards for the score to give Cameron a comfortable 22-8 lead at halftime. Unity would get the ball first in the second half, but the momentum sided with Cameron as the Eagles were forced to punt their first possession of the second half. The Eagles showed solid defense throughout the Comets next drive and brought it to a fourth down and 11, but a pass interference helped give the Comets a first down and eventual score on a quarterback keeper with 7:28 remaining in the third quarter. The Eagles struggled to move the ball in their next possession and were forced to punt with 3:23 to go, and the Comets

cruised again as Almquist took the ball 45 yards for the score to make it a 34-8 Comet lead. The Eagles ups and downs continued in their next possession when Zac Johnson returned the kickoff 45 yards and into Comet territory. Unfortunately, an Eagles fumble soon after put them back on a fourth-and-18 situation and they were forced to punt. By the start of the fourth quarter, the Comets offense was rolling and they scored again with help of a 40yard run by the Comets quarterback, and eventual score. The final dagger came on a 29-yard touchdown reception by Comet receiver Justin Hagberg. Offensively, the Eagles were led by Sorensen with 128 yards on 25 carries. Tevin Anderson had 55 yards on 14 carries. Sorensen, Jacob Ruck and Austin Peterson each had two solo tackles, and Mitch Egge and Oliver Raboin were in on five tackles. Egge also had a sack late in the fourth quarter for a loss of 19 yards. Unity will be playing at St. Croix Falls this Friday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. Both teams are 0-2 on the season.








Grantsburg dominates Shell Lake

Grantsburg 47, Shell Lake 6 by Scott Hoffman Leader sports writer GRANTSBURG – Not many people would be surprised that Grantsburg is 1-1 after the second game of the year, but it may shock some that they have almost 1,000 yards’ offense. The Pirates had 231 passing and 189 rushing for a total of 420 yards’ offense, Led by Lucas Willis who was eight of 12 for 231 yards, four touchdowns passing and one rushing. Willis now ranks eighth in the state for passing yardage after week two on Joe Gaffney led the Pirates rushing attack, running 10 times for 101 yards. Jake Wald had 74 yards with one touchdown receiving and another score of 46 yards on a pick-six interception. Brandon Ryan had two catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns, one that was a highlight-reel, 69yard bomb from Willis after a long scramble just before halftime. Sure, this was only Shell Lake, but there was a time not long ago that Shell Lake had a very dangerous team. Now the biggest issue facing them is their own numbers. There were only four players in full uniform on the bench, which can be very limiting on substitutions, especially when your opponent is running a spread offense. Shell Lake had 28 yards passing and 134 rushing for a total of 162 yards’ offense. A.J. Denotter rushed for 89 yards on nine carries. Sam Muska rushed for 64 yards on 19 carries. Defensively for

Joe Gaffney gets the most out of this run. Grantsburg, Brandon Ryan had eight solo tackles, six assists and a fumble recovery. Connor Myers had eight solo tackles and three assists, Dakota Linke, five solo tackles and two assists. Chandler Witzany had one sack. Joseph Gaffney and Colton Tretsven each had two tackles for loss. Head coach Adam Hale added, “Defensively, Brandon Ryan and Conner Myers had great games for the Pirates defense. Dakota Linke also played well in his first game at middle linebacker. Lucas Willis

Pirate Jake Wald had a big night on both sides of the ball with help from some great blocking from linemen Colton Tretsven, 76, Chandler Witzany, 78, and receiver Connor Myers, 31, against Shell Lake, in Grantsburg Friday, Aug. 31. – Photos by Scott Hoffman had another outstanding night throwing where the Falcons are playing tough footfour touchdowns and running for another. ball as of late. They have a very physical He also kicked the ball well and forced style of play on both sides of the ball. OfShell Lake to start deep in their own terri- fensively, they run an option heavy oftory.” The pirates only played most of fense and our defense must be assignment their starters into the third quarter and sound in order to slow them down. Defeneven the second team seemed to move the sively, they are once again playing well ball, tacking on a score, thanks to the key and shutting down opponents’ offenses blocking of Chris Parker and hard run- early on here in the season.” said Hale. ning of Tony Britton. “Next week we travel to Flambeau

Unity/Luck tennis wins again over Bloomer Unity 6, Bloomer 1 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The Unity/Luck tennis team took on nonconference Bloomer on Thursday, Aug. 30, and pulled out a nice team win. At the No. 1 singles there

was a forfeit but three other Eagle singles players defeated their respective opponents including Sierra Thomfohrda, Kelsy Johnson and Cass Hanson. But it was the No. 1 doubles and No. 3 doubles teams that shined on Thursday, including Kayla Bramsen and Tess Anderson, who won sets of 6-2 and 6-3.

Destinie Kobs waits for the ball as part of Unity/Luck's No. 3 doubles team. Kobs and teammate won their first match of the season against Bloomer.

“Tonight was a big win for our No. 1 doubles and No. 3 doubles teams who have been inches away from wins until today,” said coach Beth Fogarty. At No. 1 doubles, Tess Anderson and Kayla Bramsen won in two sets by scores of 6-2 and 6-3. “Tess Anderson and Kayla Bramsen

have really been coming together as a team and have a great attitude during match play,” Fogarty said, adding that both Beth Johnson and Destinie Kobs had an exciting match, winning for the second time in a week by three set scores of 2-6, 6-4 and 6-1.

The Unity/Luck No. 1 doubles team that includes Tess Anderson, (left) and Kayla Bramsen, defeated Tatyana Garcia and Katrina Dutton of Bloomer on Thursday, Aug. 30, in Unity. – Photos by Marty Seeger

Luck/Unity golfers shoot record lows in Spooner Finish with a team score under 200 for first time by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer SPOONER – The Luck/Unity golf team completed its best round ever to shoot a score of 195 in nine holes at Spooner on

Wednesday, Aug. 29. “It was a great day of golf,” said coach Ron Steen. Leading once again was Avery Steen with a score of 41. Coach Steen said Avery had two double bogeys which hurt her score a bit, but she still finished tied for second overall. Emilee McCusker of Hayward shot a leading 37. Others from Luck/Unity shot personal best scores, including Megan Bartylla

with a 52. Tina Lennartson shot a personal best with a 51. “These girls were pumped to play more golf,” said Steen. Jillian Klatt started off a bit slow but finished strong. She scored a 58 and Steen says she’s more than capable of breaking 50 before the year ends. Maddie Joy had a solid round with a score of 51, which is a personal best. Steen said she hopes to keep it under 50 for the rest of the season.

Kerrigan Ekholm is shooting for a score of 60 and came close with a 64, and Briana Colbert dropped down to her personal best of 70 for a nine-hole round. St. Croix Falls golfers also competed at the Spooner golf course and finished with a team score of 270. Mckenzie Katzmark finished with a 57, Samantha O’Brien, 59, Megan Swenson and Kamille Flandrena each scored 77, and Taylor Orton had an 81.








Webster hosts cross-country meet

Frederic fields first full girls team of the season by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer WEBSTER – It was another warm evening for area runners at the Webster cross-country invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 4. It was a small contest as only four teams raced for the girls and three for the

boys, but the Frederic Vikings showed up with a full team after starting the season with just four girls. They recently added sophomore Alexis Hufstedler and now have a team of five along with Nikki Nelson, who placed ninth overall with a time of 26:56.4, Rachael Poirier, Abigail Brightbill and Tylyn O’Brien. The Saints girls were the first-place winners on the night followed by Webster, Shell Lake and Frederic. St. Croix Falls was led by Sophie Klein with a time of 22:47.4, and coming in first place was

Saints sophomore Henry Klein finished first overall with a time of 18:26.3.

Kally Schiller with a time of 22:25.6. For the boys, it was Unity/Luck and Webster who came in first place overall, followed by St. Croix Falls. Saints sophomore Henry Klein finished first overall with a time of 18:26.3. Matt Smith of Webster was second with a time of 18:52.5, and Billy Cooper of Webster was third with a

time of 18:56.4. All area teams will be traveling to Cameron this Thursday, Sept. 6, for a meet beginning at 4:15 p.m. The much larger Rice Lake Invitational will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 4 p.m., with Webster, Grantsburg and St. Croix Falls attending that race.

The Frederic girls added another runner to their roster making it a full team for the season. – Photo by Sherill Summer

Saints runners compete at St. Croix Central by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer HAMMOND – Saints cross-country runners were the only area teams competing last Thursday, Aug. 30, as the Spooner Invitational, scheduled on the same night for Webster and Grantsburg teams, was canceled. The Saints boys placed fifth overall among 14 other teams, and Henry Klein took second overall with a time of 18:23.44.

“Another hot night for racing,” said Saints coach Jennifer Clemins. “Not ideal for any runner, but the Saints crew held strong and everyone finished despite the heat. Times for most were a little on the slow side tonight, but it was understandable. We had only one day of recovery between this race and Frederic (which also was very hot), so the team was rather tired.” With 130 runners, Brendon Gearhart finished 11th overall with a time of 19:38.28,

followed by Mark Wampfler, Noah Casterton, Tommy Foss and Joseph Ward. “Mark Wampfler also had a great race. He, too, started out in the middle of the crowd and worked up to a 21st finish with a respectable time of 21:01. Sophomore Tommy Foss also showed valiant efforts at the end of his race with one of the biggest kicks I’ve seen from him yet,” Clemins said. The Saints girls finished ninth overall among 14 teams with Sophie Klein taking

Lady Saints Erica Bergmann, Autumn Erickson, Jordan Johnson and Allie Holmdahl taking the outside and making a move early at the start of the race. – Photos submitted

fifth with a time of 17:03.43. It was her fastest time of the year so far. “It was a good experience for Sophie to have these girls to race against. Now she knows what her body is truly capable of doing and will undoubtedly continue to drop her time,” Clemins said. Following Klein were Erica Bergmann, Autumn Erickson, Jordan Johnson, Madalyn Bollig, Allie Holmdahl and Joleen Gravelle.

Brendon Gearhart of St. Croix Falls comes around mile No. 2 in his race at St. Croix Central Thursday, Aug. 30.

Flambeau tops Webster Flambeau 20, Webster 8 by Scott Hoffman Leader staff writer WEBSTER – Flambeau came out on top of the Webster Tigers by the score of 20 to 8 Friday, Aug. 31. Jordan Bainter scored three rushing touchdowns with help from a big supporting cast that included Isaac McKittrick’s 104 yards rushing on 24 carries. The Falcons kept to a ball-control-type attack running 59 plays to Webster’s 35. In total yardage, the game appeared much closer with Flambeau having a slight 243 yards to Webster’s 225. Aaron Dietmeier was one very bright spot for the Tigers, rushing 13 times for 144 yards with a long touchdown scamper for 72 yards. Quarterback Alex Hopkins attempted nine passes completing five for 43 yards. Leading the Tigers in receptions was Nathan Puttbrese hauling in three catches for 26 yards. Dietmeier also

Webster’s Aaron Dietmeier gets a block from lineman Ryan Curtis on Friday, Aug. 31, in Webster during the Tigers game against Flambeau. – Photos by Josh Johnson led the Webster defense with 14 tackles followed by Cliff Benjamin adding 12.5 tackles. Ryan Curtis and Michael Johnson

both added another half dozen tackles. Coming up, Flambeau will host the flying circus, otherwise known as the

Webster’s Cliff Benjamin sacks the Falcons quarterback for a loss Friday, Aug. 31, in Webster. Grantsburg Pirates on Friday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m., while Webster will host the Lakers of Shell Lake on the same date and time.




Tall order Now that Frederic is playing much larger schools in the Lakeland North Conference, there will be no “gimmes” for the Vikes in 2012. Area pundits are giving raves to 6’3” Cameron quarterback Zach St. Aubin who stands to give the FHS deTHE SPORTS fense quite a challenge this Friday, Sept. 7, in Cameron. Both teams are 2-0. Frederic has yet to yield a single point in two contests, outscoring opponents by a 101-0 margin. Meanwhile, Frederic quarterback Jaryd Braden shined brightly in his hometown debut as the FHS starter.

John Ryan


Don’t look ahead Siren and Luck’s eight-man football squads will clash on Friday, Sept. 28, at



Luck. This will be a classic battle, especially since Siren defeated the Cards last year on the Luck gridiron. Not only that, but the Dragons took all three from the Cards on the basketball court last winter. Sparkling college debut as starter When Clear Lake’s electrifying quarterback Matt O’Connell frolicked on Leader Land gridirons in 2008, 2009 and 2010, he evoked memories of Luck signal-calling great Cash Langeness who starred for the Cards earlier in the decade. Langeness, of course, went on to a stellar career at UM-Duluth. Today, it’s O’Connell’s turn to earn the limelight. After a productive season in a backup role for the last year, O’Connell is starting, and starring, for the University of St. Thomas over in Minneapolis. His 32yard keeper in the waning moments helped the Tommies edge UW-Eau Claire 27-24 last Saturday, Sept. 1. Maple music Excitement is reigning throughout the region as bowlers prepare for the upcoming season. McKenzie Lanes in Centuria,



the Black and Orange in Webster and Hacker’s Lanes in Frederic will all be hotbeds of athletic activity in the coming months. One of those who expects to make an impact on the local kegling scene is Frederic businessman Craig Swanson, who bowls for the Skol Bar team, which is managed by 1980s multisport great Brad Domagala. Although he’s rolled a 600 series in his career, Swanson has yet to spin a perfect 300 game. This could be the year! Local fast-pitch softball alive and well Old-timers remember when fast-pitch softball dominated the region’s recreational ball-playing leagues back in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s before fading and yielding to the beer-league slowpitch game. But alas! Some diehards are still playing the fast-pitch game, and with a vengeance. Former St. Croix Falls athletic icon Les Dietmeier checked in with a report which noted that a team sponsored by The Dugout bar and grill of Cushing recently earned national runners-up honors at a big-time ASA tournament in Mankato, Minn., last weekend. Cushing, of course,

has a long history as a ball-playing mecca in this neck of the woods. The boys from the Dugout finished 7-2 in tournament play to take second in the tourney. Teams from Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and California also participated. Still going strong That was 83-year-old icon Tom Funne Sr. who strode jauntily up the hill to R.P.Glynn field at Frederic to watch a quarter or so of his beloved Vikes laugher over St. Croix Falls last Friday. Funne, of course, was the head basketball coach for Frederic when FHS earned a trip to the WIAA state tourney back in the singleclass days of 1964. And when Frederic’s Adam Chenal snared a perfectly thrown pass and strutted into the end-zone giving the Vikes an insurmountable 28-0 advantage, the venerable ex coach and character-builder gave a quick wave, then turned on his heels and faded briskly into the dewladen northern Polk County night. John Ryan may




Redetzke has a blast by Josh Lehnertz and Terry Lehnertz St. Croix Valley Raceway CENTURIA – It was the early 1990s, the track was a half-mile in length and Jerry Redetzke’s No. 27 late model was winning races all over the Midwest. Fast-forward 20 years, St. Croix Valley Raceway is a wide, quarter-mile bullring, and Jerry’s son Jake is rivaling the success of his father in a very familiar-looking red No. 27. WISSOTA late models made a triumphant return to the St. Croix Valley with The Bullring Blast! as an intrepid field of 17 curious and eager late-model pilots willing to sample the track that is fast becoming a haven for area sprint cars. Mike Nutzmann and Jake Redetzke manned the front row for the night’s finale, and the fever-pitch action commenced immediately. Nutzmann grabbed the point, Redetzke threw a slide job at Nutzmann 300 yards later in turn three, and Nutzmann stole the top spot right back in turn four. Fresh off his win in the modified feature, Brent Larson blasted to runner-up by lap three. Also in the mix up front were Steve Laursen, Mike Goodremote and Mike Prochnow. Larson, Redetzke and Laursen chased Nutzmann until halfway, when the leader’s car became more difficult to handle. After losing the lead to Redetzke, Nutzmann lost several more spots and pulled off, his night finished by what turned out to be a cut tire. Redetzke would spent the rest of the distance trying to fend off Larson who threw multiple slide-job attempts at the leader, but none with lasting success. With just five laps remaining a midfield crash on the front stretch took out a number of cars, with the 22G of Kyle Gavel receiving the worst of it. Mike Hesselink and Robbie Cooper were also eliminated in the wreck. Another caution with two laps remaining did not provide Larson with an opportunity to claim the lead as Redetzke motored on for the action-filled main event in front of Larson, Goodremote, Prochnow and Jerry Bloom. Making their second appearance of the season, the modifieds also were 17 strong in the evening’s penultimate race. Larson started on the pole alongside of Kent Baxter, with Larson grabbing the point. Former track champion Kevin Adams took just a handful of laps to charge up from his sixth starting position to challenge Larson for the lead while simultaneously jostling with Rick Kobs and Jason Gross in the battle for second. Adams’ best opportunities for the lead came with the leaders negotiating lapped traffic, but Larson was equal to the task and parked his IOU1 modified on “the hill,’” St. Croix Valley’s victory lane, after besting Adams, Kobs, Gross and Tony Bahr. The UMSS Traditional sprints provided another one of their thrilling features, matching a season-high of 13 cars for the class that is in just its second year of existence. Rob Caho Jr. and Ryan Olson paced the field to green with Caho showing the

Jake Redetzke won the WISSOTA late models feature on Friday, Aug. 31 at St. Croix Valley Raceway. – Photo by Vince Peterson way early. Caho, who tends to run a high groove, was leading a line of Johnny Parsons III, Lucas Milz and Olson around the bottom of the track. Meanwhile, Kevin Bradwell was throttling his No. 95 sprinter in Caho’s customary line, high off the cushion. Bradwell, making steady progress, got by Olson on lap four, and Milz two laps later. It took another two laps to get around Parsons, who followed Bradwell up the track after being passed. There’s the old adage, live by the sword … die by the sword – and on this night the berm in turn one proved to be Parsons’ sword. On lap 10, Parsons was just a whisker too high entering the turn and the loose clay above the racing groove gobbled up his No. 12 sprinter, spinning him into the protective tires at the track exit. Parsons was unhurt, but the hit was hard enough and the damage heavy enough to end the night for the driver with a series best-six wins this season. On the restart, Bradwell continued his high-side charge and shot past Caho into the lead. Caho immediately climbed the ladder to his comfort zone and would mount a series of challenges to Bradwell, each one coming oh so close, but ending just short. With five laps to go, Caho’s hunt for a line around Bradwell opened the door for third-running sprint car rookie Ryan Olson to shoot by and into second. At the double checkers it was “The Rocketman” Bradwell adding to his sticker collection in front of Olson, Caho, Milz and Denny Stordahl. Sporting the most cars at 26, the WISSOTA Midwest modifieds rumbled to green led by Mike Mueller and Mitch Weiss. Mueller grabbed control early followed by a 2- and 3-wide swarm that included Weiss, Jason Schill, John Remington, Ryan Viltz, Ryan Olson and Tito Viltz. Ryan Viltz emerged from the fray by lap three, and on the fourth circuit, he overtook Mueller for the lead. Once in front, Viltz left the racing to the rest of the field as they continued their multigrooved frenzy while he cruised at the point.

Through multiple cautions and restarts, Jason VandeKamp, Tito Viltz, Mueller and 12th-starting Josh Bazey emerged in what settled into a series of two-wide battles. As the checkers waved, it was Ryan Viltz picking up his second consecutive win in front of VandeKamp, Tito Viltz, Bazey and Mueller. After 9-year-old Sarah Lehnertz’s a cappella rendition of “God Bless America,” the first feature of the night belonged to the pure stocks. Since week two of the season, Jason Havel has won every feature, leading to the creation of a bounty. On Aug. 17, $100 was put up to anyone who could best Havel. Havel started at the rear of the field and claimed the C-note for himself. The following week, the bounty doubled, and again Havel elected to start last, finished first and claimed the $200 bounty. For the Bullring Blast!, thanks to area sponsors and fans, the bounty doubled again – to an eyepopping $400. So once again Friday night, Jason Havel started at the back of the field and watched Jay Folz lead the first five laps from the pole. On lap six, Dustin Doughty took over, but the lead was short-lived. By the time the crossed flags were displayed, “The Bounty Hunter” shot his Ford past Doughty, then methodically stretched his lead the rest of the way. For the virtually impossible 12th consecutive race, Havel’s No. 5 parked in front of the flag stand to celebrate. After the first few weeks of his streak, Havel has shunned the hill in favor of celebrating his wins by passing out treats to young fans in the grandstands, and Friday was only slightly different. Fourth-finishing Brandon Davis and runner-up Folz stopped by the work area in turn three, along with Havel, and all three cars returned to the grandstands with goodies to give away. Loaded down with candy and beverages for both kids and adults, the three drivers spent a few minutes distributing their wares to the enthusiastic throng. As has been the case for several weeks, a young fan was plucked from the crowd, awarded the winning trophy, and posed on top of the car with

Havel for the commemorative victory-lane photos. The next event on the St. Croix Valley Raceway calendar is a unique arrive-anddrive session for prospective traditional sprint car drivers. Jack Clark, Rob Caho, Jeff Pellersels and Kevin Bradwell are hosting the event that will give experienced drivers an opportunity to drive the new and unique sprint cars. Drivers must provide their own safety equipment and pay a per-lap fee, then get a first-hand sense to gauge their own interest in taking the sprint-car plunge. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Prospective drivers and owners can drive the cars and the current drivers will be available to address any queries regarding the UMSS traditional sprint cars series. More information can be provided by Dr. Jeff Pellersels via e-mail at The final event of the St. Croix Valley Raceway calendar is the first annual Badger State Championships – a two-night event, featuring completer shows both nights, Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22. All five of the track’s regular divisions will be in action – North Branch Bullseye future fours, pure stocks, UMSS micro Sprints, UMSS traditional sprints and the headlining WISSOTA Midwest modifieds. Updates and information can be found on the track’s Web site:, or by following the Raceway on Facebook.

Race summary: Pure stocks feature: Jason Havel, Jay Folz, Krysta Swearingen, Brandon Davis, Jon Wigchers, Dale Spychalla and Dustin Doughty. WISSOTA Midwest modifieds feature: Ryan Viltz, Jason VandeKamp, Tyler Viltz, Josh Bazey, Mike Mueller, Jason Schill, Nick Koehler, Tony Schill, Kevin Marlett, Jason Haugerud, Mitch Weiss, Kyle Matuska, Corey Fogelson, Shawn Carlson, Greg Arnt, Miranda Carlson, Doug Toepper, John Remington, John Hettinga, Chuck Lambert, Mike Halvorsen, Ryan Olson, Mike Truscott, Vince Corbin, Scott Meeds and Eric Gadach. UMSS traditional sprints feature: Kevin Bradwell, Ryan Olson, Rob Caho Jr., Lucas Milz, Denny Stordahl, Jeff Pellersels, Jack Clark, Adam Taubert, Jori Hughes, Katrina Sautbine, Mike Huesmann, Tom Porter and Johnny Parsons III. Modifieds feature: Brent Larson, Kevin Adams, Rick Kobs, Jason Gross, Tony Bahr, Scott Duval, David Baxter, Kevin Viebrock, Jake Miller, Denny Trimble, Ron Korpi, Doug Gustafson, Mike Gibson, Dagan Heim, Kent Baxter, Shaun Kreyer and Ted Marrs. WISSOTA late models feature: Jake Redetzke, Brent Larson, Mike Goodremote, Mike Prochnow, Jerry Bloom, Bryan Wennen, Scott Meeds, Ben Hanke, Mike Raboin, Ryan Johnson, Todd Frank, Chad Mahder, Mike Hesselink, Robbie Cooper, Kyle Gavel, Steve Laursen and Mike Nutzmann.




Tuesday volleyball/continued Unity 3, Webster 0 WEBSTER – The Eagles cruised to their second conference victory in a row with a sweep of the Tigers on Tuesday, Sept. 4, by scores of 25-22, 25-19 and 25-15. The Eagles racked up a total of 25 kills with Shauna Jorgenson and Sarah Bader getting six and Carly Ince and Emily Gross getting four apiece. Becca Garvey had three and Maddie Ramich had two, along with a team-leading 18 assists. The Eagles had six serving aces and Jorgenson led that category with four. Olivia Nelson led the team in digs with 10, while Jorgen-




son had five and Paige Lunsmann had three. Sarah Bader led the team in solo blocks with five and Gross added another four solo blocks. For Webster it was Raelyn Tretsven who led in kills with six, followed by Alexandria Holmstrom’s five. Christina Weis had 14 assists Tretsven and Weis both led the team in digs with four apiece. Holmstrom also had a pair of blocks and led with three serving aces.

Luck 3, Siren 0 SIREN – Luck dominated the Dragons on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Siren during a conference battle that went to the Cardinals in three games by scores of 25-12, 25-8 and


25-11. “We had a bad night. All I can say is we were off tonight. Everybody was off ... it wasn’t just one person, it was the whole team,” said Siren coach Caryn Stanford, adding that Whitney Yambrick was solid in her debut as libero. “I thought Whitney played a great game. I thought she led the team; she dug balls and passed and had a great night,” Stanford said. Yambrick had six digs in the game and Brittany Coulter led with four kills. Meanwhile, the Cardinals continued their solid play with 13 kills and 12 digs. Camille Marsten had five kills, one block. Abbie Otlo added four kills, and Angela Gore had four kills and a block. Ashley

Dexter ended with three kills, one block, two aces and three digs, and Taylor Joy had a pair of kills and an ace. Whitney Petersen had two aces, nine digs and a kill. Jaimee Buck had two aces and 15 digs and Katie Pfaff had three aces, five digs. Tessa Clemenson led in assists with 29 and had one kill and 11 digs. “Siren has done a great job. I think Caryn has done a superb job of getting those girls turned around and turning around the program,” said Luck coach Jen Nelson. “It’s fun to see them grow and see her dedication to the program, so Siren is just going to get better and better. It’s exciting. The girls (Luck) had a great night and played with a lot of fun.”

Taylor Joy of Luck slams the ball over the net against Siren on Tuesday, Sept. 4. – Photo by Mackenzie Erickson Webster's Kenna Gall tries to tip the ball past Unity's Sarah Bader and Carly Ince on Tuesday, Sept. 4. – Photo by Josh Johnson

Women’s slow-pitch softball team wins state tournament



Team Bon Ton Edina Realty Chell Well Pour House St. Croix Sundown Wayne’s Lake Lena True Quality Auto Body

Overall 15-3 12-5 14-5 11-7 6-11 6-11 5-11 4-12 4-12

Scores Wednesday, August 29 Pour House 14, St. Croix 13 Chell Well 28, Sundown 13 Chell Well 21, Bon Ton 14 Bon Ton 14, Pour House 13 Chell Well 24, Edina Realty 7

The Hanson Accounting women’s slow-pitch team, located in the Chisago County softball league, won the Minnesota state DD tournament in Cambridge, Minn., on Aug. 18-19. Many players are from the Osceola, St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls, Minn., area. They went through the tournament undefeated, beating Pine Brook of Cambridge 5-1, Terry’s of Crookston 10-4, Vanilla Gorilla Tattoo of Burnsville 26-14, Misfits of Cambridge 10-5, EJM of Chisago County 105 and met EJM in the championship again, winning 11-10. The team had a team batting average of .528 over the weekend, and recently played to go on to the national tournament in Faribault, Minn., Aug. 31- Sept. 3. Hanson Accounting is located in Dresser. – Photo submitted Northwest Wisconsin’s leading high school football prognosticator fell just short of brilliance last week, compiling a glowing 6-1 record. This brought his seasonal mark to 10-4, for a 71-percent success rate. This week’s games:


Grantsburg 34, Flambeau 12 – Though they’re 2 and 0, Flambeau isn’t that great. A loss to the Pirates is their week-three fate. St. Croix Falls 26, Unity 17 – Both teams are surly after last week’s disasters. Fri-


day the Saints are the Eagles masters. Luck 47, New Auburn 38 – You might bring a calculator to this fast affair. For three quarters the Trojans give the Redbirds a scare. Webster 20, Shell Lake 13 – It’s a rare downer season for Shell Lake, and so this week there’s no tale of Tiger woe. Siren 66, Birchwood 6 – It’s a Dragon win of biblical proportions. Just to hold down the score they will go through contortions. Clayton 48, Cornell 6 – A runaway win for Polk County’s best team. A date at Camp Randall is the Clayton dream. Frederic 22, Cameron 20 – The figurative David fells another giant, despite a Cameron offense that won’t be compliant. The Swami answers all e-mails and can be reached at


Upcoming Thursday, September 13 9:30 a.m. St. Croix Falls at Northwestern


Team Unity/Luck


Scores Thursday, August 30 Bloomer at Unity Tuesday, September 4 Unity/Luck at Mondovi Upcoming Thursday, September 6 4:15 p.m. Ellsworth at Unity/Luck

Overall 2-4


VOLLEYBALL Team St. Croix Falls Saints Luck Cardinals Unity Eagles Grantsburg Pirates Siren Dragons Webster Tigers Frederic Vikings


Conf. 3-0 2-0 2-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-3

Overall 3-0 6-3 2-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 0-3

Scores Thursday, August 30 St. Croix Falls 3, Webster 0 Grantsburg 3, Siren 0 Unity 3, Frederic 0 Tuesday, September 4 St. Croix Falls 3, Frederic 1 Luck 3, Siren 0 Unity 3, Webster 0 Upcoming Thursday, September 6 7:30 p.m. Luck at Frederic St. Croix Falls at Grantsburg Webster at Siren Saturday, September 8 TBD Unity at Pine City, Minn., tournament 9 a.m. Siren at Chetek tournament Tuesday, September 11 7:30 p.m. Luck at St. Croix Falls Grantsburg at Unity Frederic at Webster Thursday, September 13 7:30 p.m. St. Croix Falls at Siren Grantsburg at Webster


Upcoming Thursday, September 6 4:30 p.m. Cameron (Frederic, Grantsburg, St. Croix Falls, Webster) Tuesday, September 11 4 p.m. Rice Lake Meet (Webster, Grantsburg, St. Croix Falls, Unity/Luck) Thursday, September 13 4 p.m. Frederic Meet

Lakeland - North Standings Team Conf. Flambeau Falcons 1-0 Cameron Comets 1-0 Grantsburg Pirates 1-0 Frederic Vikings 1-0 Webster Tigers 0-1 Unity Eagles 0-1 Shell Lake Lakers 0-1 St. Croix Falls Saints 0-1 Lakeland - 8-Man Standings Team Conf. Siren 1-0 Prairie Farm 1-0 New Auburn 1-0 Luck 1-0 Bruce 0-1 Birchwood 0-1 Northwood/Solon Springs 0-1 Winter 0-1 Scores Thursday, August 30 Luck 62, Three Lakes 0 Friday, August 31 New Auburn 50, Oneida Nation 12 Frederic 37, St. Croix Falls 0 Grantsburg 47, Shell Lake 6 Cameron 48, Unity 8 Flambeau 20, Webster 8 Upcoming Friday, September 7 7 p.m. Grantsburg at Flambeau Winter at Bruce Frederic at Cameron New Auburn at Luck Northwood at Prairie Farm Unity at St. Croix Falls Shell Lake at Webster Saturday, September 8 1 p.m. Siren at Birchwood

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Controversial King buck headed to B&C panel that he believes in doing what he feels is the right thing to do and knows the controversy wasn’t going to go away. Most people just wanted to see the buck get a fair look as so many others in the past had done, and it’s finally getting that chance. He said too, that it will be getting an honest look, by a respected group of longtime scorers. “They’re previous panel scorers with great experience and years of good judgment behind them, with a track record of being very qualified, very knowledgeable scorers,” Cousins said. The scorers are also unbiased, and have no ties to the controversy surrounding the buck.

Local scorer’s video plays major role in getting buck to panel by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – After more than five years of controversy, the now famous King buck, shot with a rifle in 2006 in Grant County by Johnny King, will be headed to a special panel to be scored as a potential world record whitetail by the Boone and Crockett Club. The panel will be held at the B&C headquarters in Missoula, Mont., sometime later this month. There was a lot of support from various media outlets and other official B&C scorers to suggest that the King buck should be scored as a new world record typical, and many, including official B&C scorer Craig Cousins of Luck, had asked why the deer couldn’t be scored by a panel, as other bucks in the past have had. Cousins said there are at least 34 other official scorers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois that believed the deer is perfectly typical, yet the B&C stood firm in their beliefs that is in fact, a non-typical. It had been reported that B&C officials mishandled the King buck in ways that boiled down to internal politics, pride, arrogance and a how-dare-you-question-me attitude among top officials in the B&C, which angered many of its supporters. Earlier this summer, Cousins seemed to be held as an example when he was terminated from his more than 25 years of volunteer service with the B&C club when he made a statement regarding the King buck. He had said it was a shame what was happening and that the buck was a typical 12-pointer in his eyes. Cousins had been attending a deer and turkey expo in

Craig Cousins of Luck holds the potential world record typical known as the King buck, shot by Johnny King in 2006 in Grant County. – Photo by Marty Seeger Madison when the comments were made. other look. Laidlaw wished him luck and, Along with Cousins, B&C scorers Ron soon after, Cousins went on to produce Boucher of Vermont and Herman Fellers the video. Along with help from his son to of Wisconsin were fired from the B&C for run camera, Cousins explained how and speaking out. Even though controversy why he felt the buck should be scored as a began in 2007, Cousins hadn’t been in- typical using the B&C guidelines. He sent volved until 2011, and only after his com- the video, along with a personal letter to ments went to print. just two people, Jack Reneau, director of Several efforts had been done to con- records at B&C, and Eldon “Buck” Buckvince B&C that the huge 12-point buck ner, chairman of the records committee, should be given a fair look, including a who eventually had a change of heart. video that was produced by Marlin LaidCousins said that Buckner is one of the law, of Marshfield, a retired scorer of more big reasons for moving forward in the big than 30 years with the Wisconsin Buck buck saga, and getting the buck to a speand Bear Club. cial panel. He said he also has the utmost “He’s well respected and certainly a respect for the man, who has been an offivery good scorer,” Cousins said, but the cial scorer since the late ‘60s. B&C didn’t budge, until recently. Cousins admitted, too, that reversing Cousins contacted Laidlaw to get his the B&C stance on the King buck wasn’t thoughts on producing yet another video something anyone expected would actuin hopes the B&C would give the buck an- ally happen, but he’s also said all along

Jordan buck connection The Milo Hanson buck, which scored 213-5/8 inches, is the current world record, which was shot in 1993. The second-largest typical whitetail of all time is the Jordan buck, shot by James Jordan in Burnett County in 1914, which scored 2061/8. The Jordan buck still holds the No. 1 spot as the top typical white-tailed buck in Wisconsin, and that record too could fall if the King buck were to be scored as a typical which initially scored as a typical at 215-4/8. It will be up to the panel to decide whether the deer scores as a typical, or nontypical. “This deer has been a controversial subject and some measurers feel strongly one way, and some another. And I totally respect any measurer’s opinion, even if it differs from mine. They have the right to speak their opinion and I’m not going to speak bad about them or anything else,” Cousins said. He also said that the panel will help to bring closure to the controversy. “Whatever decision the panel comes up with, I will respect and call it final,” he said.

Youth waterfowl and goose hunts about to open Early goose hunting to close on Sept. 15 with the start of the regular season the following day MADISON – Regular season Canada goose hunting in the Exterior and Horicon zones opens Sunday, Sept. 16. This weekend will also include the two-day Youth Waterfowl Hunt on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. “As fall approaches, it brings with it the sounds of what famed conservationist Aldo Leopold referred to as ‘goose music,’” said James Christopoulos, assistant migratory game bird ecologist. “With a good Canada goose production here in Wisconsin and fair production of the birds that breed in Ontario, hunters should have ample opportunities this

year, especially given the extra week of hunting in the Exterior Zone.” Christopoulos reminds hunters in both the Exterior and Horicon zones that on opening day the 9 a.m. start of shooting hours for ducks also applies to goose hunters during the duck opener in each respective zone. Exterior Zone Canada goose seasons: • In the Northern Zone: Sept. 16 - Nov. 4 and Nov. 10 - Dec. 21 • In the Southern Zone: Sept. 16 - Oct. 7 and Oct. 13 - Dec. 21 • In the Mississippi River Subzone: Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. - Sept. 30 and Oct. 13 Jan. 3 Hunters should note that the goose season is closed during the duck season split: North zone (closed Nov. 5-9) South zone (closed Oct. 8-12) and Mississippi subzone (closed Oct. 1- 12). This year the Exterior Zone goose season has been extended by seven days and will run for 92 days with

a two-bird daily bag limit. Horicon Canada goose season The Horicon Zone Canada goose season has two time periods: • H1 runs from Sept. 16 - Oct. 28 • H2 goes from Oct. 29 - Dec. 16. Hunters who applied for the Horicon Zone will receive six harvest tags. The daily bag limit is two Canada geese.

Youth Waterfowl Hunt This year’s Youth Waterfowl Hunt will be held Sept. 15 - 16. This special hunt offers youth age 12 to 15 (or those 10 or over hunting under the mentored hunting law) the opportunity to learn from an adult who can focus solely on developing the youth hunter’s skills. Normal season bag limits apply. All license and stamp requirements are waived, although participants are reminded that they need to be HIP registered (free of charge) and that for hunting geese they must possess a goose tag for

the zone in which they wish to hunt. Those who may harvest geese should note that on Sept. 15 a youth can harvest five geese and would require an early-season permit. Because Sept. 16 falls during the regular goose season, in the Exterior goose zone a youth must possess an Exterior permit to hunt geese, and in the Horicon Zone they would need a Horicon permit for either time period. Christopoulos notes that while many youth enjoy this special hunt alongside a parent or relative, each year about one in seven youth are able to participate only because a family friend, neighbor or volunteer mentor was generous enough to take the time to teach them the tradition of waterfowling. To find out more about how to get involved in a Learn to Hunt waterfowl clinic, search LTH on the DNR Web site, or for more information search on waterfowl hunting search waterfowl hunting on the DNR Web site at – from the DNR

September at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area GRANTSBURG – Fall migration is getting under way and shorebirds and several species of warblers, vireos and flycatchers are moving through. Many programs and activities will be happening in September and October as well in the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. enjoy a special presentation about fire and forestry management. Part of the Shakers and Movers 2012 program series, the fire and forestry team will bring their trucks and some equipment to show and describe

how these management practices have an impact on our environment. A wolf howl survey is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at Crex Meadows Visitor Center with a brief overview of wolves at 7:30 p.m. Participants will howl in one or more special locations in Crex Meadows, listening for wolves to respond back, then gather at the rest area for stories and s’mores. Cost: $5 Friends of Crex members/$10 for nonmembers. Space is limited; registration required. Sunday, Sept. 16, the annual Friends

of Crex meeting is at 1 p.m. A nature photography seminar is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $40, benefiting the endowment fund. Space is limited and filling fast. Call to register. A hunter education course will be held Sept. 24-29. Registration is Monday night, Sept. 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Crex Meadows staff will be at Grantoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 29. Stop by our booth to see what is new and try your hand at Antler Ring Toss!

The Fall Wildlife Festival open house has been set for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 6-10 a.m. More details can be found online. For more information about these and other events at Crex Meadows, please call 715-463-2739, visit, or find us on Facebook. Friends of Crex support these and other programs. You can support these types of programs and be more involved by joining the Friends of Crex. – submitted


TOWN OF MILLTOWN Plan Committee Meeting

Virgil Hansen, Clerk

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(Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff vs. CASSIE J. SCHROCK F/K/A CASSIE J. MOLINE, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 628 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 24, 2012, in the amount of $213,196.83 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lot 18 of Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, page 89 as Document No. 625668 located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 28, Township 35 North, Range 18 West, Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: The 66-footwide private ingress-egress easement as indicated on: Certified Survey Map No. 3482 recorded in Volume 15, page 249 as Document No. 619359, Certified Survey Map No. 3513 recorded in Volume 16, page 26 as Document No. 621054, Certified Survey Map No. 3505 recorded in Volume 16, page 18 as Document No. 620136, Certified Survey Map No. 3575 recorded in Volume 16, page 88 as Document No. 625667, Certified Survey Map No. 3574 recorded in Volume 16, page 87 as Document No. 625666, Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16, page 89 as Document No. 625668. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2137 192nd Avenue, Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 020-00709-1800. Dated this 9th day of August, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2053930 567825 WNAXLP

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

NOTICE TOWN OF LUCK BOARD MEETING Tues., Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Town Hall


Annual Meeting Orange Cemetery Assn. Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. at Webster Library Meeting Room


Monthly Board Meeting Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. Milltown Fire Hall Virgil Hansen, Clerk

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TOWN OF LaFOLLETTE MONTHLY MEETING The Monthly Board Meeting For The Town Of LaFollette Will Be Held At The LaFollette Town Hall On Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, At 7:30 p.m.

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22’ wide by 2” deep Compacted The Town of Luck, Luck, WI, Will accept bids for the following:

Agenda: 1. Reading of the minutes 2. Treasurer’s report 3. Review and pay bills 4. Open bids for blacktopping 5. Discuss and act on moratorium for frac sand 6. Patrolman’s report Any additional agenda will be posted in the Luck Town Hall and clerk’s office. 569001 3L Lloyd Nelson, Clerk

Agenda Verification of Posting Clerk’s Minutes Treasurer’s Report Resident Issues Road Items Budget Date Pay Bills and look at correspondence Linda Terrian, Clerk

South of 250th Ave., 1 mile on 170th St. Bids must be received no later than September 10, 2012. Further details may be obtained by calling Town Clerk: Lloyd Nelson, 715-472-2037 The Luck Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Lloyd Nelson, Clerk 568582 2-3L WNAXLP

(Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Gordon Meland and Vida Meland, husband and wife, 25383 Iris Avenue, Forest Lake, MN 55025, Plaintiffs, vs. Mark P. Forster, c/o Peter Forster, 1549 120th Street, Centuria, WI 54824, and Cumberland Memorial Hospital, 1110 7th Avenue Cumberland, WI 54829, and Bobbye Svitak, 1930 220th Street Centuria, WI 54824, and State of Wisconsin Department Of Workforce Development, 201 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Code No. 30404 Case No. 12-CV-353 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered in the above-entitled action on the 9th day of August, 2012, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Polk County Courthouse in Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 16th day of October, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. the real estate directed by said judgment to be sold, and therein described as follows: Part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 8, Township 35 North of Range 17 West, Village of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at a point 314 feet North on the Section line of the corners of Sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, in Township 35 North, Range 17 West, and 143 feet East of said Section line, this being the point of beginning; thence East to the Southwest corner of Lot 13, Block 3, Baker’s Addition to the Village of Milltown; thence North on the West line of said Lot 13, 107.5 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 13; thence West to a point North of the point of beginning; thence South on a course parallel with the West line of said Lot 13 to the point of beginning. Dated this 30th day of August, 2012. /s/Polk County Sheriff George W. Benson Attorney for Plaintiffs Benson Law Office LLC Wis. State Bar No. 1012978 P.O. Box 370, Siren, WI 54872 715-349-5215 568883 WNAXLP

(Sept. 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY FRANDSEN BANK & TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. CODY J. DONALD, and RACHEL L. ERICKSON f/k/a Rachel L. Donald, and CUMBERLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, DEFENDANTS. CASE NO. 12 CV 280 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on June 14, 2012, in the amount of $132,746.40, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section Twenty-seven (27), Township Thirty-six (36) North, of Range Seventeen (17) West, Village of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 3383, recorded in Volume 15, Page 150, as Document No. 613944. An undivided Interest in the Westerly 100 feet of that part of Lot 1, Block “A,” Rearrangement of Block “A” of Schow and Butts Addition lying South of Lake Street, located in Government Lot 5, Section 27, Township 36 North, Range 17 West, Village of Luck, Polk County, Wis. PIN: 146-00456-0330. STREET ADDRESS: 110 N. Lake Street, Luck, WI 54853. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 20th day of August, 2012. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson / #1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787 568691 WNAXLP

(Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. CARY R. DIETSCHE, ROSALIE M. DIETSCHE, Defendants. Case No. 12CV188 Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an amended judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on August 13, 2012, in the amount of $162,052.76, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, in said County, on the 20th day of September, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Part of the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4, Section 34, Township 33 North, Range 16 West, Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the SE Corner of said Forty where the North Line of County Trunk “F” intersects with the West Line of the Town Road that runs along the east side of said Forty; thence North 346 feet to the point of beginning of the parcel herein described; Thence North 150 feet, thence west 290.4 feet; thence South 150 feet; thence East; thence East 290.4 feet to the point of beginning, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 679 85th Street, Amery, Wisconsin. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 16th day of August, 2012. /s/Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 567859 WNAXLP

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The regular Monthly Village Board Meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 7 p.m., at the Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W. Agenda will be posted at the Village Hall. Kristi Swanson 568910 3L Clerk


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Notices (Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, as assignee of The RiverBank, a Minnesota banking corporation, P.O. Box 188 304 Cascade Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020 Plaintiff, vs. John T. Branum 609 Third Avenue Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Melissa P. Letourneau 609 Third Avenue Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 2104 Hastings Avenue Newport, Minnesota 55055, St. Croix Regional Medical Center, Inc. 235 State Street St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ Corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 11CV617 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Amended Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on August 1, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: September 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street , Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE EAST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE (123) FEET OF OUTLOT SIXTY-EIGHT (68) OF THE OUTLOT PLAT OF OSCEOLA, AS THE SAME APPEARS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN, SAID REAL ESTATE BEING MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A STAKE 16.5 FEET NORTH AND 49.5 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4) OF SECTION TWENTY-SEVEN (27), TOWNSHIP THIRTYTHREE (33) NORTH, RANGE NINETEEN (19) WEST; THENCE PARALLEL WITH THE SIXTEENTH (16TH) LINE VAR. 7˚20’ EAST 360 FEET WHICH IS THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 155 FEET; THENCE WEST 123 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 155 FEET; THENCE EAST 123 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; VILLAGE OF OSCEOLA, IN POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 609 Third Avenue, Osceola, Wisconsin) Dated: August 15, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#15836 567966 WNAXLP

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Leader (Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY EVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN J. SCHNEIDER and JANE DOE unknown spouse of Steven J. Schneider and JOHN R. SCHNEIDER and BARBARA J. SCHNEIDER husband and wife Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-245 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 July 19, 2011, in the amount of $76,221.67, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 9, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE 1/4 NE 1/4), and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 of SE 1/4), Section 12, Township 34 North, Range 16 West, Town of Apple River, described as follows: Commencing at a 2” iron pipe monument located approximately 33 feet West of and 44 feet North of the East quarter corner of Section 12; thence South 86˚ 39’ 34” West, 218.71 feet; thence South 86˚ 42’ 28” West, 37.33 feet; thence South 78˚ 53’ 46” West, 180.70 feet; thence South 86˚ 08’ 06” West, 288.14 feet to a 1” iron pipe monument and the point of beginning; thence South 05˚ 37’ 18” West 125.96 feet to a 1” iron pipe monument; thence South 82˚ 33’ 37” West, 188.00 feet to a 1” iron pipe monument; thence North 04˚ 25’ 30” West, 252.78 feet to a 1” iron pipe monument; thence South 76˚ 43’ 33” East, 99.40 feet to a 1” iron pipe monument; thence South 56˚ 48’ 19” East, 145.21 feet to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1649 60th Street, Town of Apple River. TAX KEY NO.: 004-00400-0000. Dated: August 21, 2012. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. 567989 WNAXLP


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(Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Jeanne K. Pauls a/k/a Jeanne Pauls 626 220th Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No.: 12CV75 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on April 19, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: October 25, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Nine (9) of Certified Survey Map No. 3489 recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps on page 2 as Document No. 619512 said Certified Survey Map No. 3489 being part of Lots 6, 7, 8 and 9, PLAT OF RAMMER ACRES, located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4) and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4), Section Thirtytwo (32), Township Thirty-three (33) North of Range Eighteen (18) West; Town of Osceola in Polk County, Wisconsin; Together with an undivided 1/9 interest in Outlot of said Plat of Rammer Acres. Together with an easement to construct a water retention pond upon the South 2 acres of Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map No. 3129 recorded in Volume 14 of Certified Survey Maps page 151 as Document No. 600435, located in SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 32-33-18. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 626 220th Street, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020) Dated: August 20, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16016 568437 WNAXLP

Stay connected to your community. (Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, successor in interest by purchase from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA; Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY OLSON and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of Anthony Olson; and DIERDRE NEBOSIS and JOHN DOE, unknown spouse of Dierdre Nebosis; and MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; Defendants. Case No. 12-CV-107 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 April 3, 2012, in the amount of $154,378.25, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 4, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 25, Township 36 North, Range 19 West, Town of Sterling, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at a point that is 44 rods 5 1/2 feet West of the Southeast corner of Section 25, Township 36 North, Range 19 West; thence West 105 feet; thence North 230 feet; thence East 105 feet; thence South 230 feet to the place of beginning, Town of Sterling, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2417 250th Avenue, Town of Sterling. TAX KEY NO.: 46-00627-0000. Peter M. Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 414-727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. 567313 WNAXLP

BURNETT COUNTY TAX DEED LAND SALE Friday, October 5, 1:30 p.m.

Burnett County will hold a public auction of tax deed real estate in Room 165 at the Burnett County Government Center, 7410 County Road K, Siren, Wisconsin. Information is available online at under Departments - County Clerk - Tax Deed Land For Sale. The brochure is also available at the County Clerk’s Office in Room 150 at the Burnett County Government Center or call 715-349-2173. 568396 2-4L 44-48a-e WNAXLP

(Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GLADYS LEONA RICHTER Deceased Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 39 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth January 17, 1929, and date of death August 12, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1754 325th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 30, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar August 22, 2012 Anthony G. Hochstetler, Personal Representative 1260 State Road 48 Luck, WI 54853 568354 715-472-8273 WNAXLP (Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Emmert and Sons, Plaintiff, -andDonald L. Michaelson, Laura S. Michaelson, Capital One Bank USA, State of Wisconsin, United States of America, Internal Revenue Service, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-433 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 24, 2012 in the amount of $131,101.78, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: September 27, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Polk County Clerk of Courts at the time of sale in cash, cashier’s check, or certified funds from the bank (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). You must have 10% of whatever you are prepared to bid with you. The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Polk County Clerk of Courts in cash, cashier’s check, or certified funds within 10 days of the Confirmation of Sale. Failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to the plaintiff. 2. The property is sold ‘as is’ and subject to all liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay all applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. Buyer to pay the cost of title evidence. PLACE: The front lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION/PARCEL #:Part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Village of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Block “D,” First

(Sept. 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF: Rebecca Delight Glienke Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 12CV223 NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition has been filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Rebecca Delight Glienke To: Rebecca Delight McConlay Birth Certificate: Rebecca Delight McConlay IT IS ORDERED THAT: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Burnett County, State of Wisconsin: Judge Kenneth L. Kutz, Burnett County Circuit Courts, 7410 County Road K, #115, Siren, WI 54872, October 5, 2012, 11:45 a.m. If you required reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-3492147 at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: /s/Kenneth L. Kutz Circuit Court Judge 569060 August 31, 2012 WNAXLP Addition to the Village of Milltown; thence North 00˚14’ East 8.0 feet on the West line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 89˚44’ East 301.00 feet; thence North 00˚14’ East 146.00 feet; thence South 89˚44’ East 168 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 00˚14’ West 270 feet to the North right of way of Bering Street; then South 89˚44’ East 170 feet on said right of way; thence North 31˚50’ West 318.73 feet to the point of beginning, Except that portion described in Volume 372, page 237, Document No. 361558. And part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Village of Milltown, Polk County Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the South Quarter corner of said Section 8; thence North 00˚05’56” West, along the North-South Quarter line, 318.91 feet; thence North 89˚55’12” West, 624.50 feet to the point of beginning, said point being 2-inch iron pipe at the intersection of the North line of Bering Street and Northwest line of Stokely Road; thence North 89˚55’12” West along the South line of said Lot 1, 49.42 feet; thence North 32˚09’18” West along the West line of said Lot 1, 319.17 feet; thence South 89˚55’12” East 78.00 feet; thence South 27˚36’28” East 304.89 feet to the point of beginning, being part of Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1983, recorded in volume 9, page 131. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 109 Bering Street East, Milltown, Wisconsin 54848. DATE: August 21, 2012. Peter Johnson Polk County Sheriff The Law Office of M. E. Ludt, LLC Attorneys for the Petitioner 717 Myrtle Street West Stillwater, Minnesota 55082 (651) 430-9700 The Law Office of M. E. Ludt, LLC, is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 567965 WNAXLP


The monthly Board meeting for the Town of McKinley will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. Agenda will be posted. 569002 3L Town of McKinley Deborah Grover, Clerk


The Next Meeting Of The Meenon Town Board Will Be Held On Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. At The Meenon Town Hall Agenda items to include: Chairman, Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer’s reports; ATV ordinance; discussion on Town Hall furnishings; closed session to discuss employee job description; items for future agendas and pay bills. Suzanna M. Eytcheson Town Clerk

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The September meeting of the Village Board of Siren will be held Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Village Hall. Agenda posted. Ann Peterson 568909 Clerk-Treasurer 3L

(Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM DONALD TULP JR. Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 34 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth June 16, 1931, and date of death April 1, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 2901 61st Street, P.O. Box 423, Frederic, WI 54837. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 16, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wis., Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar August 6, 2012 Anthony K. Berg Attorney at Law LLC 1344 Second Avenue P.O. Box 877 Cumberland, WI 54829 715-822-3455 Bar Number: 1077438 567879 WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Trade Lake will convene on Saturday, September 8, 2012, in the Town Hall, Trade Lake, Wisconsin, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the meeting of the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’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 person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’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 person’s estimate of the value of the land and the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person shall appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board of Review by telephone or subject an objection to a valuation; if the valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of Trade Lake has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of WI Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Submitted by, Town of Trade Lake Deborah L. Christian, Clerk


Pursuant to Sec. 70.45. WI Statutes, the Town of Trade Lake assessment roll for the year 2012 assessment will be open for examination on the 7th day of September, 2012, at the town hall, 11810 Town Hall Rd., Frederic, WI, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, on how to file an objection, and about board of review procedures under Wis. Law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 24th day of August, 2012. Deborah L. Christian, Clerk 567764 43-44a 2-3L WNAXLP Town of Trade Lake




Chairman Johnson called the regular August 21, 2012, meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors to order at 6:30 p.m. Chairman Johnson recognized Carole Wondra, County Clerk, for purposes of receiving evidence on proper notice. County Clerk informed the County Board that notice of the agenda was properly posted in three public buildings, published in the county’s legal paper and posted on the county Web site the week of August 13, 2012. Chairman Johnson recognized Corporation Counsel Jeffrey Fuge for purposes of receiving legal opinion with respect to sufficiency of notice. The County Board received the verbal opinion of Corporation Counsel that the advance written notice posted and published as described by the County Clerk satisfied the applicable provisions of Wisconsin Open Meetings Law and notice provisions of County Board Rules of Order. Chairman Johnson recognized the County Clerk for purposes of taking roll call. The County Clerk took roll: 21 members present. Chairman Johnson announced that the Chair had granted Supervisors Jared Cockroft & Kathryn Kienholz leave and that their absence was excused. Chairman Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Chairman Johnson led the Board in time for reflection. Chairman Johnson called for a motion to approve the consent agenda as published. Motion (Jepsen/Masters) to approve the consent agenda, as published. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion to approve Consent Agenda, carried by unanimous voice vote. Time was given for public comments. Chairman Johnson presented the Chairman’s Report. Chairman Johnson presented his Supervisor appointment of Craig Moriak to the CDBG Consortium as Polk County’s Representative. Polk County Planner, Tim Anderson, explained the newly formed Community Development Block Grant Consortium. Motion (Brown/Caspersen) to confirm the Chairman's appointments. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Johnson recognized County Administrator Frey for receipt of the County Administrator’s Report and also the Finance Report. 2011 Annual Reports were received by the Supervisors. Chairman Johnson recognized County Administrator Frey for the purposes of considering confirmation of appointments offered by the County Administrator. County Administrator Frey presented the offer of appointments as noticed: Debra Peters - to Polk County Housing Authority (5-yr. term, 7/l/12 - 2017) David Muller & Gary Dado - Renewable Energy (2-yr. term 7/l/12 - 2014) Harlen Hegdal - to Golden Age Manor Board (2-yr. term, 7/1/12 - 2014) Marlin Baillargeon - to River County Resource Conservation & Dev. (2-yr. term 7/l/12 - 2014) Midterm Redistricting Committee (term to expire November 15, 2012) Robert Rasmussen, Jerry Willits, Tom Olson, Brad Olson, Ed Gullickson, Jim Beistle, Bill Alleva, Robert Blake and Joanne Hallquist. Motion (Brown/Masters) to confirm the appointments offered by County Administrator. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Res. 32-12 - Resolution To Approve Expansion Of The Big Blake Lake Protection And Rehabilitation District. Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 32-12, Resolution to Approve Expansion of the Big Blake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District. Motion (O’Connell/Moriak) to approve said resolution. Motion (H. Johansen/Masters) to amend Resolution 32-12 by adding the Big Blake Lake District Boundary Map. Motion to approve amending Resolution 32-12 and adding the map, carried by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Johnson recognized Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge who commented on the resolution. Sam Rivers-Weber, representing the Big Blake Lake District, also addressed the resolution and answered questions. Chairman Johnson called for voice vote. Motion to approve Resolution 32-12 as amended, carried by unanimous voice vote. Resolution adopted.


RESOLUTION TO ADOPT DRAFT MASTER FEE SCHEDULE FOR INCLUSION IN THE 2013 BUDGET PROPOSAL TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, pursuant to Polk County Policy 880, Budget Preparation and Execution, the County Board of Supervisors adopts a fee schedule that incorporates any fees or charges, including fees for service, over which the County Board has discretion; and WHEREAS, consistent with Policy 880, the departments have submitted their respective fee data, consisting of past-year fee rate, current-year fee rate, proposed rate, past-year actual revenues, current-year projected revenues, forward-year estimated revenues and an estimate of the actual cost of providing the service to which the fee relates; and WHEREAS, upon review of the data received, the County Administrator recommends that the County Board of Supervisors adopt the draft master fee schedule as attached hereto and incorporated herein along with the 2013 budget. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors approves the Draft Master Fee Schedule, attached hereto and incorporated herein, for incorporation in the 2013 budget recommendation by the county administrator. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the projected revenues from those fees reflected in said schedule shall be incorporated into the 2013 proposed budget and both fees and revenues therefrom may be amended in the same manner as said proposed budget. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Date Submitted to County Board: August 21, 2012. County board action: Approved - Adopted. Submitted by: Dane Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, recommended and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on August 21, 2012, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 33-12: Resolution To Adopt Draft Master Fee Schedule For Inclusion In The 2013 Budget Proposal, by voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk. Dated: August 27, 2012


RESOLUTION TO APPROVE EXPANSION OF THE BIG BLAKE LAKE PROTECTION AND REHABILITATION DISTRICT TO THE HONORABLE SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF POLK: Ladies and Gentlemen: WHEREAS, in 1976 the district boundaries of the Big Blake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District were established; and WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statute Section 33.33 provides a process for revising protection and rehabilitation district boundaries; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 33.33(2) and (3), the Commissioners of the Big Blake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District adopted a motion to revise the boundaries of the Big Blake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District during its annual meeting held on August 20, 2011; and WHEREAS, Section 33.33(2) requires the Polk County Board of Supervisors to determine the necessity and either approve or deny, after public hearing, that aspect of the revision which seeks to expand the district boundaries by attaching lands to existing district boundary lines; and WHEREAS, on June 11, 2012, the Commissioners of the Big Blake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District filed with the Polk County Clerk a petition to update the boundaries of the Big Blake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Sections 33.26(2) and 33.33(2), the Polk County Land Information Committee conducted the requisite public hearing on July 11, 2011, after proper notice of said hearing was provided; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 33.26(3), the Polk County Land Information Committee has prepared and filed with the County Clerk a Committee Report on said public hearing; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Land Information Committee has recommended that the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopt the proposed findings of the Committee and approve the proposed petition. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 33.26(3) and 33.33(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopts those findings of the Polk County Land Information Committee as contained in the Committee Report, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors finds that there is a necessity for the attachment of those lands described in the petition of the Commissioners and identified specifically as properties 1 through 8 on the drawing of the proposed district boundary map, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said finding of necessity is based upon the petition, the record of the public hearing and the Committee Report. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 33.33(2), the Polk County Board of Supervisors declares attached to the boundary of the Big Blake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District those properties identified as properties 1 through 8 on the proposed district map and contained in the new district boundary as described in Appendix A of the petition. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Date Submitted to County Board: August 1, 2012, for the August 21, 2012, meeting. Effective date: Upon Passage. Submitted by the Polk County Land Information Committee: Kim A. O’Connell; Craig Moriak, Herschel Brown, Wendy Rattel and James S. Edgell. Reviewed and recommended by: Dana Frey, County Administrator. Reviewed, recommended and approved as to form by: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. At its regular business meeting on August 21, 2012, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted the above-entitled resolution, Resolution 32-12: Resolution To Approve Expansion Of The Big Blake Lake Protection And Rehabilition District, by a unanimous voice vote. William Johnson IV, County Board Chairperson. Dated: August 27, 2012 Attest: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk.

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The Siren Sanitary District will hold their monthly Board Meeting on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Siren Town Hall. Immediately following the Sanitary District Meeting, the Town of Siren will hold their monthly Board Meeting at approximately 6:45 p.m. The agenda will be posted. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk, 715-349-5119 569027 3-4L WNAXLP

NOTICE OF MEETING OF BOARD OF REVIEW TOWN OF MILLTOWN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Review for the Town of Milltown, will meet at the MILLTOWN FIRE HALL, on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012, from 6 - 8 p.m., for the purpose of reviewing and examining the assessment roll of the real estate and personal property therein, and correcting errors in said roll whether in description of property or otherwise and to perform such other duties as imposed by law. Please be advised on the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review to testify to the Board or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the board’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 person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board 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 by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate. Virgil Hansen Town Clerk 567899 1-3L 43-45a,d WNAXLP Town of Milltown

Notices/Employment opportunities



TOWN OF LORAIN BOARD MEETING Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Lorain Town Hall

Pursuant to s7.45, Wis. Stats., the assessment roll for the 2012 assessment year will be open for examination at the following time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Milltown Fire Hall At the open book session, instructional information and objection forms will be available. These documents will assist with scheduling a hearing before the Board of Review. The assessor will be present and available to answer questions at the open book. Keep in mind that objection forms must be filed with the clerk of the Board of Review at least 48 hours before the Board of Review is conducted, unless the Board of Review chooses to waive this requirement. Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk Town of Milltown 567897 1-3L 43-45a,d WNAXLP

Agenda: Call meeting to order; verify publication of meeting/roll call; approve minutes of previous meeting; approve treasurer report; motion to pay bills. Reports: Ambulance, Fire Dept., roads, Comprehensive Land Use Commission; road gravel update: possible motion by the board to purchase or lease land for gravel site; additional agenda items for future meeting; motion to adjourn. Susan E. Hughes, Clerk 568934 3L 45a


One medium gas Ford bus, odometer: 141,495, with one wheelchair lift. Seats 12 plus 2 wheelchairs. Vehicle has had regular maintenance. No minimum bid. Vehicle available for on-site inspection at address below on Thursday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions may be directed to Bonnie Richardson at 715-485-8757, leave message for return call. Send bids to: Endeavors Adult Development Center, Inc. 101 150th Street 568792 3-4L Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Envelope must be clearly marked “Sealed Bid.” Bids are due by 3:30 on Thursday, September 20.


Job Title: Special Education Aide at Nelson Primary School Job Description: This person will assist students at Nelson Primary School, support classroom instruction, supervise the playground during recesses and perform office duties as assigned. Hours: This is a 7 hours a day, 5 days a week position for the days of the school year. Qualifications: State certification as a Special Education Aide. A twoyear degree or equivalent education is necessary to meet our NCLB highly qualified standards. Experience is preferred. Rate of Pay: Per Contract Schedule. Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position will be highly professional, confident and possess a great deal of patience. He/she must have the desire and ability to work with children. The person will have a studentcentered approach; being able to perform a wide array of duties while establishing a nurturing learning environment. Must be able to work collaboratively, follow written and/or oral directions and maintaining good work habits. Computer skills are preferred. How to Apply: Complete a district application and submit a letter of interest by September 14, 2012. Please include an email address and current references in your application materials. Contact: Katie Coppenbarger Grantsburg Elementary School 475 East James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840

POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS Casual Assistant Meal Site Manager $12.95/hr. Casual fill in at all sites - No set hours Deadline to apply: Sept. 12, 2012 CNA - Golden Age Manor $13.12/hr. + shift differential of Various Limited Part Time & .40 for p.m.s and .50 for nocs Casual Shifts for days, nights & weekends Deadline to apply: Sept. 17, 2012 YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake or Golden Age Manor, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery or by calling 715-485-9176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 569026 3L

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

Res. 33-12 - Resolution To Adopt Draft Master Fee Schedule For Inclusion In The 2013 Budget Proposal. Chairman Johnson called to the floor Resolution 33-12, Resolution to Adopt Draft Master Fee Schedule for Inclusion in the 2013 Budget Proposal. Motion (Jepsen/Brown) to approve said resolution. Administrator Frey addressed the Draft Fee Schedule. Motion (Masters/ Schmidt) to amend Resolution 33-12 by striking out “1st 12 hours exempt” under the Public Health Department Type of Fee following School Nursing. Motion to amend Resolution 33-12 carried, by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Johnson called for a voice vote. Motion to approve Resolution 33-12 as amended, carried by voice vote. Resolution adopted. Supervisor's reports were given. Motion (Brown/D. Johansen) to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned 8:02 p.m. STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF POLK

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I, Carole T. Wondra, County Clerk for Polk County, do hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the County Board Proceedings of the Polk County Board of Supervisors Session held on August 21, 2012. Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk


Labor Day rummagesale

Siren SIREN - Every Labor Day weekend, Siren’s Crooked Lake Park is transformed from a tranquil wayside into a chaotic mass of anxious shoppers The huge rummage sale offers everything from books to outboard motors ... and the kitchen sink. Make that sinks ... about 10 of them. The first hours of the sale create an adrenaline level among shoppers matched only by the busy traffic along Hwy. 35, as hundreds attempt to find a parking spot within walking distance of the sale. The Siren Lions and Lionesses use their considerable volunteer power and organizational skills to collect donations of sale items throughout the year. They bring it to the park, sell the items and at the end of the third day, begin the massive chore of restoring the park to its serene beauty. Proceeds from the sale are funneled back into the community via the clubs projects. – Gary King

One man’s junk is another’s treasure, according to one adage and these treasure hunters left, above and right) found some deals early in the Lions Labor Day rummage sale Friday morning, Aug. 31.

Photos by Gary King

A young man eyes a used electric train set during the Siren Lions Labor Day rummage sale, held Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Crooked Lake Park. LEFT: A potential buyer of an exercise bike. RIGHT: Mattresses were piled up nearly 10 high, waiting to be sold. BELOW: Cars were parked on both sides of Hwy. 35 from Crooked Lake north for a quarter mile, Friday morning, Aug. 31, during the first and busiest hours of the sale.


Siren Lions Club at 50 ramps and counting … on building more

by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer SIREN – Members of the Siren Lions Club realized a milestone this past month when club members finished building their 50th handicap ramp. The ramp project, which the group took on some 30 years ago now, has certainly measured up to the Lions Club International’s Vision Statement, “To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service” and the Mission Statement, “To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs ... ” Jason and Wanda Jensen, who recently purchased the home where ramp number 50 was built, were very grateful for the Lions help. The house is operated as a developmental and physical disabilities, elderly, mental heath and AODA facility, and according to the Jensens, the Lions volunteering to build a handicap ramp has been a much appreciated and needed addition. “We really appreciate it,” commented Jason Jenson, as he listened to the sound of hammers pounding outside the window. “Obviously, purchasing the home was a big expense, and with the Lions donating the labor, and us just having to buy the materials really helped, so much so, we were able to finish work on other needed improvements.” Lion member Buzz Byrne said requests for ramps are referred to Ron Yourchuck, who acts as lead guy for the project. Yourchuck said he and fellow Lions member Ken Nelson go out and take the measurements at the site to make sure building is done at the right height and slope. “Each case is different,” explained Yourchuck, who

Members of the Siren Lions Club poised for a photo to commemorate the building of the group’s 50th handicap ramp earlier this summer. Pictured (L to R) back row are: John Tewald, Don Carlson, Ken Nelson, Rick Aadalen, Art Beckmark, Ron Yourchuck, Larry Tewald and Zeke Salztad. Front row: John Carlson, Tom England, Lyle Carlson, Mark Fox and Les Lindquist. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer added that in 80-90 percent of the cases the Lions furnish the materials and the labor, which can amount to several thousand dollars. Yourchuck said there is definitely a sense of satisfaction in completing a ramp for someone needing one. “A lot of the time the person or people you are building the ramp for come out and are so happy and thank you. It gives you a warm feeling.” The group can usually complete a ramp in just a few hours, depending on the site, since most of the crew of members have worked on previous ramps and have the construction method down. Yourchuck said when the group first started building ramps they only did a few now and then; about 15 years ago they started working on bigger ramps. This year the group has completed five. According to Yourchuck work has already begun on ramp number 51 with members ready to build whenever a request is made.

S i r e n Lions members John Carlson and Zeke Salztad worked on the club’s 50th ramp in Siren, completed this past August.

Lyle Nelson, Art Beckmark and Don Carlson were three of the 14 Lions members who were working tirelessly building ramp number 50 at the Jensen home in Siren this summer.

Mark Fox smiled as he worked on a section of the 50th handicap ramp built by the Siren Lions Club this past August.

Ron Yourchuck, who acts as the projects lead guy, and takes the measurements at ramp sites, making sure each is built at the right height and slope, worked on the Siren Lions 50th ramp with fellow members Lyle Nelson (behind) and Rick Aadalen.

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Amery artist/pastor brings biblical lessons to life, as a sermon by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BONE LAKE — Pastor Paul Oman may have stumbled onto something grand. Colorful, at least, and obviously inspiring, but it also turns out his passions have collided in a grand and vivid approach to teaching biblical lessons. You see, Oman makes his paintings part of the lesson, and he paints them during the service. The canvas Five years ago, Oman was putting his ministerial passions to work at Trinity Lutheran Church in Birchwood. He has been drawing, sketching and painting since his childhood, even having a moment in the sun in 1979 when he was selected as the Wisconsin elementary youth to present an original watercolor to the governor at the Wisconsin state Capitol for Youth Art Month. He has continued to hone his painting skills ever since, and began to delve into scenic watercolor painting in recent years, selling them and doing commissioned works to enhance his pastoral salary. But he never thought to combine the two passions in real-time until recent years. “I can tell you exactly when it started,” Oman said with a grin.” It was on Good Friday, 2006, in Birchwood, I decided to paint for the sermon. I thought I’d try it out, hoped I could do it fast enough for the service. But I figured it’s a sparely attended service, so it might be a good one to try it out.” While he was confident in his painting abilities, the Trinity parishioners in attendance that day had little idea what was happening, but were treated to something special and quite extraordinary “I figured if it didn’t work, no big deal. I tried,” he said with a shrug and a deep breath. ”But, it worked. And, well, it re-

Pastor Paul Oman spoke to a group of children during a service at Bone Lake Lutheran Church on Sunday, Aug. 26, asking them what they think the final picture will show.

Pastor Paul Oman poses with the final product alongside his daughter, Kelsey. – Photos by Greg Marsten ally took off!” Putting it in perspective, there are about 500 people in Birchwood, but with Pastor Paul’s artistry, some of those painting services became huge events. “We’d get 300-plus people to show up! It was just amazing,” he said.

Jesus’ face emerges as Oman uses a wide brush.

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The next step Early last year, Oman and his wife, Jana, decided to dedicate their efforts full time to the increasingly popular venture, establishing Drawn to the Word as an umbrella corporation to the cause, under his company of Paul Oman Fine Arts. In the 15 months since, Oman’s talents for combining ministry with a real-time painting has become a honed and soughtafter service, in part because of the spe-

cific, theme-based works that develop during the services, which usually become staples of the church. “I try to make every painting different, and original,” he said, noting that other artists have done specific ministerial paintings during services, but that they are all from a limited set of designs, never more than half a dozen options. Oman’s paintings are tailored to each congregation, and have a specific message or a theme the church requested. He can even do specific sizes and with general color themes to make the painting fit into existing displays. “But the unifying theme is always Christ himself,” he clarified. “It’s been a joy to work with congregations all over the country now.” In fact, his collaborations with each congregation or organization are part of the involvement. Each church is encouraged to have a planning team so they can pick a theme, and possibly colors, hues and even sizes for the final display. His Sunday, Aug. 26, event at Bone Lake Lutheran Church was very involved, with the final location for the painting already set, for a spot on the north wall opposite the altar.

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As the Bone Lake service ends, Oman poses with the children of the congregation.


Sermon/from page 1 “We're even planning on painting the whole room, pulling colors from his painting,” Pastor Mary Ann Bowman said excitedly. “It will fit perfectly in this setting.” Pastor Bowman even took time from a sabbatical to help with the service and see the process happen. “I wasn’t going to miss this, I had to be here!” she exclaimed.

The word gets out Oman’s mission and word of his talent have caught on to the point that he now receives queries from all over the nation, even internationally. “I’ve done them all over the U.S.,” he said. “And I just got an invite to go to China for this coming Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas. We’ll have to see how that pans out.” Oman has no set price for his talents, but admits they usually cost between $2,500-$3,500, with special exceptions made. “I’ve reduced the cost for local churches that have supported me,” he said. “But I’m also realizing how much everything costs!” Being a solo artist with such a specific realm of endeavor has put pressure on the Omans, with three kids, Tommy, 12, Kelsey, 9, and Emily, 7, but he also has a solid team of helpers. As the Bone Lake service ends, the Omans go to work, manning a table with other items to sell, information, brochures, and even small watercolors. “They all help out so much,“ he said. “Even the kids make tie-dyed shirts, and help with supplies.” Special materials Oman considers himself a watercolor painter by trade, but he uses acrylic latex for his sermon projects, calling it “the perfect medium for the paintings.” “When you’re painting large and fast,” he said, “it dries as I paint, and allows me to build depth and layering.” He also creates his own canvases, in all sizes and dimensions, generally using two-by-three-inch wood framing. It allows him to make his paintings truly specialized for display locations. He also has created a unique system that allows him to quickly rotate large canvases. “I had to,” he admitted. “I was working off a ladder on a 10-foot-tall piece, and I almost fell off, twice!” He discovered that painting on a piece upside down is not always so tough. “In eighth grade, I had an art teacher who made us paint on something while it was upside down,” he recalled. “It was the best painting I’d ever done! I thought, you know, I could do it on this, also.” Oman also uses a variety of brushes,

Pastor Oman uses a note-card-sized sketch for the final product.

Oman’s tools of the trade are simple and well-used.

As Pastor Paul Oman begins, only a few colors are on the canvas, leaving people guessing as to a theme. – Photos by Greg Marsten combining dry-brush techniques, and blending for that depth.

Secret sketch Oman does work at length with the planning committees on each commission for sizes, themes and even what colors to concentrate in the final product. He also creates a small sketch of each work so he can keep it in perspective. He also will create sketched elements, such as silhouettes of people, animals or perspectives, like the back of a head, profiles or other parts of the final product. The final canvas always starts with a few random colors, and includes light penciled outlines of the final piece for reference, handy when working upside down or sideways. “I try to hide the sketch [with the random colors],” he admitted. “But they also allow congregations to guess what the final product will be.” He can adjust the style as he goes, and while he uses the sketches for reference, nothing is set in stone. “I’ve got a good stack of folders at home,” he said, noting that he often uses portions of sketches and can change anything on the fly. “I like to paint something new every time!” Play by play Oman took his skills to Bone Lake Lutheran Church on Sunday, Aug. 26, creating a children-themed piece with Jesus in an umbrella of light from above, combining shadows of people, sheep and a crowd, with a child handing Jesus an apple. During the service, Oman’s painting begins upside down, as he creates a rich texture of sky and trees, although the crowd doesn’t realize it until half an hour later when he rotates it 180

degrees. He deftly coaxes wet areas of plum, brown and blues into defined, shadowy figures, as the outlines begin to emerge, working from dark to light, unlike watercolors. Christ begins to slowly stand out from the canvas, as does the apple, sheep and crowd, using a wide, house-painting-style brush even for some of the work. For the Bone Lake Lutheran event, parishioners run much of the service, using children for most of the lesson readings, with an abundance of music. He creates flesh tones in the final stages, and the shadowy crowd becomes more defined and rich. Late in the service, Oman takes a few minutes for a children’s sermon, while also quizzing the kids on what they think the final picture will be. One of the kids notices the pencil sketching, and even guesses about the sheep. “Guess I need to hide my sketches a little better!” Oman jokes to a big laugh.

The home stretch An hour into the morning service, the painting comes to life as he dresses out the shadows with a sky blue and a brush wide enough to paint the garage on a Saturday. Bone Lake pianist Sue Saarem plays a brief interlude for the final 10 minutes, as Oman plays on the purples, browns and then uses a detail brush for the finish outlines. Small sighs can be heard from the crowd as the final product seems to step from the canvas in glowing detail.

He finishes by stepping back, rotating the canvas and using quick flinches of brush strokes with white, creating sunlight and a defined sunshine halo through the trees. He stabs at the edges, foreheads and brows of the people, stands back a final time, wipes his brow and smiles, placing his brushes in liquid to keep them wet. Pastor Bowman brings the children forward for a photo with Oman and the painting as he explains the theme. “The unifying theme is Christ himself,” Oman tells the crowd. “But you are all in the picture, as a child, or as a sheep, or a child being held or a woman in the shadows … Wherever you are in the picture, the light touches you.”

Entry points Oman explained that the painting events often open doors never opened, that it gives people an appreciation for the art, the process and the theme in ways they might not have known prior. “They begin talking about it, but it’s not about me. If I could be invisible [during the service] I would,” he said with a nod and cherubic smile. “But really, I think it’s an entry point into the Bible for many people.” Pastor Bowman discussed the process after the event, and said the painting will be a true focal point for the church, as they will even pull colors for the painting for the final room painting. “Isn’t it amazing?” she asks with a deep breath. “The whole process has been amazing. I’m so happy we did this … It’s about hearing God’s word in a new, artistic way.” Oman takes a few moments to chat with his daughter, Kelsey, who jumps into his arms and jokes. He asks her what color he should use to sign it, and she suggests a light pink. When asked how she describes what her dad does for a living she’s quick to reply, nodding and looking at the ceiling. “He paints big murals … and he’s a really good artist!” Kelsey said. “Oh, and we’ve got an art gallery in our garage!” That garage may be worth seeing.

After the Bone Lake service, Pastor Oman signs the piece to finish the product.

Pastor Oman meets with Bone Lake parishioners who ask about his future plans.

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Bill Bittner Memorial Dixieland Band rescheduled LUCK – Gathering Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, north of Luck, will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a meal and fellowship after worship, but the previously announced performance of the Bill Bittner Memorial Dixieland Band has been rescheduled for the Sunday, Sept. 23, Harvest Festival. – submitted

Dean Daniels to be honored Sept. 18 FREDERIC - Dean Daniels is retiring as the commander of the Frederic American Legion Post No. 249, the position of service and leadership he has held for 28 years. The members of the Frederic American Legion will be honored with the public’s presence to recognize Daniels. “He has given so much to our community to assure that we all are reminded of the sacrifice and service provided for each of us by others in the United States Armed Forces and represented through our flag,” said a statement by event organizers. To recognize the service Daniels has provided, members of the American Legion are inviting everyone impacted by Daniels, and his service to the people of this area, to a reception held in his honor on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Frederic High School. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a program following at 7 p.m. As the Frederic American Legion Post Commander, Daniels led his Legion colleagues whenever there was a call for military presence. This includes the requests for Legion members to represent this country at the funeral service of comrades – every funeral of a veteran; he has orchestrated the Veterans Day program at Frederic High School for 28 years and has rallied his colleagues to participate in the Sept. 11 Patriot Day program at the Frederic Elementary School. Those who have watched the Frederic Family Days parade for the past 28 years have seen Daniels leading the Legion in presenting our flag and those who have attended area Memorial Day services have seen him leading the Frederic American Legion. - with submitted information

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moped made by the Hero Majestic Motor Company of India. The scooter is made for working class Indians to navigate the traffic of Mombai, usually with Carrie Classon at least one passenger on the back. On the left side there is a sari guard so that the Indian woman riding sidesaddle will not get her sari entangled in the spokes. There is no electronic ignition, it is a real moped, you must pedal to get it started and wait for the coughing growl of the little 50cc engine to engage. I never used it before I came to New Mexico. When I moved into my rented room in Hector’s house I was suddenly hit by the enormity of being in a tiny room in a strange city. Walking down the hot sidewalks around Hector’s house, I felt very small and alone and I wondered what I would do in this new place so far from my farmhouse. So, on my second day in New Mexico, I got my moped out and looked at it dubiously. I had never gotten comfortable riding it. I have a DOT-approved helmet, more than is usually worn on such a slowmoving vehicle, just to be extra safe. Somewhat nervously, I started to pedal and got it started. The engine made a reassuring rattle and growl. I took a deep breath and headed out. The flat valley of Albuquerque is perfect scooter land. There are no real hills to speak of. The roads are wide and drivers are used to bicycles, motorcycles, and scooters sharing the road. At first I was tentative. I took back streets. I hugged the curb. I avoided stoplights and particularly ones where I had to make a left turn. But soon I felt my confidence increase. The wind is cool on a scooter, even at 20 miles an hour. The landscape flies by, but not so quickly that I cannot see it in minute detail. The ride takes longer


RICE LAKE — The Communiversity Symphonic Band invites area musicians interested in joining the adult concert band to attend the first rehearsal of the fall semester on Monday, Sept. 10, at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. Band members will meet for rehearsals on Monday evenings from 7–9 p.m. in the music room of the UWBC Fine Arts Building. Under the direction of Mike Joosten, the Communiversity Symphonic Band is rehearsing for their fall concert, which is scheduled for

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Building According to Joosten, the Communiversity Band will be performing exciting music for the fall concert and invites interested musicians to join the group. The Communiversity Band is an ensemble based at UW-Barron County. The band includes musicians not only from the student base, but adults and high school students from the surrounding communities. Currently, the band is comprised of about 65 musicians. For additional information contact Joosten at 715-4584803 or at — from UWBC

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FREDERIC - Frederic Elementary is planning for their annual Patriot’s Day Program and is once again looking for local heroes. The school would love to have local veterans, service members, EMTs, firefighters, policemen and other local heroes join them on Tuesday, Sept. 11. At 8:45 a.m. there will be a ceremony around the school flagpole, raising the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. The patriots program will be at 1 p.m. Before the program the school invites local heroes to lunch, dressed in uniform if possible. RSVP at 715-327-4221. Lunch times run from 11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. All are welcome to come at 8:45 a.m. for the flag ceremony and again at 1 p.m. for the Patriot’s Day program. - submitted

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than it would by car, but when I reach my destination, I glide right onto the sidewalk and park in the bike rack. Within days I became Scooter Girl. Scooter Girl is a faster, freer me. Carrie in a pickup truck would never cruise the streets ogling the rows of adobe houses that look like caramels melting together under the hot afternoon sun. She wouldn’t go out of her way and burn precious petroleum to admire the turquoise-trimmed windows with brilliantcolored cactuses flowering outside. But at nearly 100 miles to the gallon, Scooter Girl does. She takes a turn for no reason other than to see the wrought iron sculpture made of stars sitting in someone’s lawn, the fantastical gardens of beautiful and somehow frightening flowers of the desert. Scooter Girl shops local. She gets to know the local mercado where the Mexican families do all their shopping and buys four avocados for a dollar and tomatoes right off the vine. (Scooter Girl thinks that four-for-a-dollar avocados might be reason enough to move to New Mexico.) As she leaves the mercado, Scooter Girl knows she is the envy of 8-year-old boys. By the time the boys are 10, they will realize that the tiny moped tops out at less than 25 miles per hour and cannot keep pace with even a bicycle on an incline, but to an 8-year-old, Scooter Girl is cool. Wearing a short skirt and sandals, my wire basket packed with fresh vegetables, I smile under my DOT-approved helmet. “Yeah,” I acknowledge, “I am pretty cool.”

Perhaps a better way would be unscheduled time and a slower pace of living. Unscheduled time Summertime, sweet summerallows us to respond to the need time, while not my favorite season, or opportunity of the moment. If it certainly ranks in the top four. neighbors or friends suddenly John W. Ingalls, MD Summer is the season for advenhave an overabundance of brats ture. Plans, written and reviewed or burgers on their grill, who through the winter and spring, are brought to fruition among us wouldn’t like to be able to respond and asduring that glorious season known as summer. Sumsist them in their time of need? mer is the season for fun. Baseball games, picnics and We just completed the final weekend of the summer backyard camp outs fill our free time as work and and after our children left it was suddenly quiet. other priorities get pushed into tomorrow. Summertime is the time to relax and enjoy some of the fruits of While filled with movement and noise it was anything but busy. It was spontaneous and fun, relaxing and your work. There is something very satisfying about fulfilling. It was an example of what summer and acrelaxing in the shade with cold drinks, friends and no tually life should be. Grilling on the deck turned into schedule to interrupt your thoughts. hours of relaxed conversation as we talked about anySummer is also a mad dash to the finish. Life here in thing and everything. Later that evening in our living the Upper Midwest seems to leap from season to searoom we somehow transitioned into a spontaneous son with such quickness that it leaves us little time to display of talent or lack of talent and then family think. It seems that as soon as we finish putting the games. Never was anything planned, but rather it snow shovels away, we look around and realize that happened as we allowed it to happen in a relaxed and the maple leaves are starting to turn red. Life becomes supportive environment. Nearly the entire weekend a blur as we try to take it all in. we laughed and ate and relaxed together and nothing I am not an advocate for laziness but if I had to was planned except for one event. The summer canoe choose between that and busyness, I would lean toward the first every time. Laziness, however, implies a trip. This wasn’t a planned route into the back country of definite tendency toward willful avoidance of work the Boundary Waters, nothing of the sort. This was and that is not generally considered a good choice. simply a slow and lazy trip down one of the local

Clayton Jorgensen presented $500 raised from the Tractor Drive for Cancer held Saturday, Aug. 25, in Grantsburg to Michele Gullickson Moore of ACS. – Photo submitted

rivers. Most years we head down the Namekagen or the St. Croix rivers but this year we went in our own backyard, the Yellow River. As parents, however, we have ulterior motives with the canoe trip. We have found this to be a good judge of character. Two of our daughters were home from college with friends of the opposite sex, one of them rather serious and one not so serious but that wasn’t the point. We have discovered that if they could paddle a canoe around sticks, stumps, logs and sandbars in a coordinated and cooperative manner without complaining then very likely they would be able to negotiate other speed bumps in life in the same manner. It was a near perfect day as we drifted around tight corners in the river and watched eagles drifting high above us in the cloudless sky. Surrounded by friends, grown-up children and singing grandchildren, we enjoyed a near perfect ending to the summer. We were gratified to watch them working together without serious conflict. As we neared the final destination our 5year-old granddaughter Ella began to sing at the top of her lungs. “Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily Life’s a butter dream.” On that particular sunny Sunday afternoon, I couldn’t agree more.


Childish ambitions I have discovered over the years that life continuously offers new stories to tell. It can be from the mistakes you made in your past, the memories with old friends or from everyday, ordinary people. It is the people you see every day that can teach you a lot more than you realize, whether you met them for five minutes or have known them for five years. It is from someone else’s story, life or actions that you can learn unexpected lessons. A while back, I took a trip to the Mall of America. My group and I planned on meeting at the Lego Store so we could go to dinner together. Half the group

Unlock hidden potential with keystone habits “Habits are where our lives and careers and bodies are made.” – Seth Godin In his book, "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business," Charles Duhigg tells the story of Lisa Allen, a 34-year-old woman who, in relatively short order, transformed herself from a drunk, overweight, outof-work smoker hounded by collection agencies, into a thin, vibrant, gainfully employed, debt-free, marathon-running master’s degree student. We hear stories like this all the time. What makes Allen’s story unique is that she was also a subject of research at the National Institute of Health. They wanted to learn why and how she did it. What they discovered was that everything hinged on her habits. According to research done at Duke University, more than 40 percent of the actions people take each day are unconscious habits. Things like: what we eat for lunch, the first thing we do when we get to work, what we do online, how we react to criticism, how often we exercise, what we watch on TV and what we say to our kids each night. In 1892, William James said, “All our

was late, so we had no choice but to sit in Lego land with numerous Legocrazed, sugar-hyper little kids who repeatedly plunged their hands into the germ-infested Legos. In the midst of the Lego madness was a small old man, brittle as a dry spaghetti noodle, wrinkled as an elephant’s knee, and with a mouth the shape of a watermelon rind. There was

no grandchild to look after; he was alone. Was he lost? Was he trying to prove something? With great effort, he slowly built a Lego car. Kids flung themselves in front of him, ground their pointy elbows into his sides and speedily made their car. His face showed no frustration. His eyes held a childish glow. When it seemed he was finished, he shuffled to the beginning of the raceway, tried out his creation and beamed at his small triumph. He conquered. He was victorious. A minute later, he began to rebuild another Lego car. This very old man, believe it or not, taught me a lesson. At his age and health it appeared he had no other

choice but to be slow at everything he did. The building of the Lego car taught me to take some things slow in life and to have patience when building something – such as relationships. The rebuilding of a new Lego car taught me if it didn’t work out the first time, rebuild it or move on and build a new one. He also taught me this very important lesson: that whether you’re 50, 80 or 100 years old – as long as you still have life in your bones – you can still have fun. As life goes on and you find yourself getting older, remember to keep your childish innocence. Try not to lose the child within you, because you are never too old to have fun or find joy in the simplest and humblest of things.

life, so far as it has form, is a mass of habits.” And it’s no less true today. That fast-food hamChris Wondra burger you had for lunch is probably no big deal. Make it a habit, however, and you’re in trouble. Saving an extra $20 this week isn’t going to put you in the penthouse. Make it a habit, however, and you’re on your way to financial security. The crash diet doesn’t work. The allnighter does little for long-term memory. The emotional boost from that motivational speaker is fleeting. But if we admit it’s true there are no shortcuts, and that our lives are a mass of habits— what then? What if we identify some changes we’d like to make to, say, our health, our finances, or our relationships—where do we start? Most of us would agree that it’s possible, with effort, to change our habits. But let’s be honest, considering changing our “our

mass of habits” can be daunting. Fortunately, according to Duhigg, making significant changes doesn’t require conscious reprograming of dozens of habits. Some habits matter more. They’re called “keystone habits,” and over time, changing just one can trigger a cascade that will ripple through every facet of a person’s life. Exercise, even as little as once a week, is a keystone habit. There’s something about it that makes changing other lifestyle patterns easier. “Typically, people who exercise start eating better and become more productive at work,” writes Duhigg. “They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed.” Research is also uncovering other keystone habits. Children from families that eat dinner together regularly get better grades, have more confidence and greater emotional control. People who make the bed every morning are better at sticking to a budget, are more productive and feel better about themselves. In the case of Lisa Allen, she claims, above all else, to have focused on quitting smoking. Further, the concept of keystone habits also works for organizations. Duhigg tells the story of Paul O’Neill

who, in 1987, took over as CEO of the floundering Aluminum Company of America and immediately chose (much to the chagrin of investors) to focus on one very pedestrian corporate habit— safety. Not very glamorous. Over time, however, O’Neill’s obsessive focus on safety resulted in record profits, a market capitalization increase of $27 billion and the quintupling of the value of Alcoa’s stock. “You can’t order people to change,” said O’Neill. “That’s not how the brain works. So I decided I was going to start by focusing on one thing. If I could start disrupting the habits around one thing, it would spread throughout the entire company.” The influential English poet John Dryden once said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” Now that we better understand the power of keystone habits, those with ambition and patience can more easily remake both. Founder of, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public schoolteacher. Find We Teach We Learn on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips on getting the most out of your brain. E-mail Wondra at:


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Equine encephalitis found in Polk County MADISON – Another case of the mosquito-borne disease called Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, has been confirmed, this time in a horse in Polk County. This latest confirmation is prompting another warning from the Wisconsin State Veterinarian’s Office and a health advisory from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Blood samples from a quarter horse were submitted to Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Thursday, Aug. 30, and confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 4. The state veterinarian, Dr. Robert Ehlenfeldt, issued the first warning Aug. 21 after the office received notification that two horses in Clark and Lincoln counties had been sickened with EEE. “Vaccinate your horses if you haven’t already, or get boosters for those you vac-

cinated earlier in the year,” says assistant state veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw. “EEE has a mortality rate in excess of 90 percent. The vaccine is not expensive, it’s effective, and if we’ve found EEE in these three counties, it’s reasonable to assume it’s more widespread. Unless we have a really early killing frost, we still have a lot of mosquito season ahead of us.” In addition to vaccination, horse owners can take steps to reduce their animals exposure to mosquitoes. If possible, owners should also keep their animals inside barns if possible from dusk through dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Symptoms in horses include depression, loss of appetite, drooping eyelids and lower lip, aimless wandering and circling, blindness and sometimes paralysis. There is no cure for horses; the disease

must run its course. Most animals die or must be euthanized, but a few recover. EEE is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquito bite to horses, birds and humans. The virus is not transmitted between animals or between animals and humans. But the presence of an EEE-positive horse confirms that there are infected mosquitoes in the area that could possibly transmit the virus to people and other animals. Most people infected with the EEE virus do not have symptoms, according to Dr. Henry Anderson, state health officer. However, some infected people develop encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) that typically begins with sudden onset of fever, headache, chills and vomiting. The illness may become severe, resulting in disorientation, seizures, coma or death.

There is no specific treatment, other than treating symptoms. People who suspect they have EEE illness should contact their health-care provider. EEE and West Nile virus are both currently circulating, and Wisconsin residents and state visitors should take measures to prevent mosquito bites. The best way to avoid mosquito-borne diseases is to reduce exposure to mosquitoes and eliminate mosquito breeding sites. When cold weather arrives the mosquitoes will be eliminated, but until then people are urged to take these measures to protect themselves. For information about EEE virus, visit - submitted


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Siren Elementary awarded $4,000 Youth Literacy grant by Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant will be used to help local students improve reading skills GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $4,000 to Siren Elementary School. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Siren Elementary,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “The Youth Literacy grants are awarded annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support.” The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s Youth Literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs, to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives, or to purchase books, materials or software for youth literary programs. In August, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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Regional caregiver conference Sept. 14 NEW RICHMOND - The sixth-annual Regional Caregiver Conference is open to anyone who provides direct or indirect care for a family member or friend and includes professional caregivers as well. Sponsored by the Aging and Disability Resource Centers of Dunn, Polk, Pierce and St. Croix counties, the conference is meant to assist the family caregiver striving to equip them with services, education and resources to help make their lives better. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and finishes by 3:30 p.m. Key sponsors include UCare and Hudson Hospital. Other sponsors include Adoray Home Health and Hospice, Amery Regional Behavioral Health, Baldwin Area Medical Center, Comfort Keepers, Community Health Partnership, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Osceola Medical Center, Peaceful Living LLC, River Falls Area Hospital, St. Croix Hospice, Westfields Hospital, The Wound Healing Center of Amery and many more. Karen Kaiser Clark, caregiver and nationally know presenter, will open with a keynote on “Life is Change— Growth is Optional.” She knows firsthand what care giving is about by caring for children, parents and a

spouse. Kaiser Clark has written several books, and each paid registrant will receive one at the conference. Attendees can choose three of 15 one-hour breakout sessions by skilled professionals and family caregivers. Mary Mack, comic who made her debut on the show “The Last Comic Standing,” will end the conference with a “Laugh Out Loud” session. Thirty-five vendors will be available to discuss products and services available to caregivers. This workshop is for family and professional caregivers working with youth and adults with disabilities and those aging. Certificates of attendance will be provided for professional staff attending. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive because of the information, networking and the massages. This conference draws participants from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Registrations are accepted by phone or mail by calling 800-372-2333. Individuals may also go online at Space is limited so register early. - submitted

Rotary kicks off 19th Rotary Roses promotion The Grantsburg Rotary Club kicked off its 19th-annual Rotary Roses promotion by presenting the first dozen to the club’s Teacher of the Year, Ron Nevin (center). Shown making the presentation are roses Chairman Josh Prusinski (left) and Rotary President-elect Steve McNally. Each year the Rotary Club sells roses by the dozen at a price of $16, either red or assorted colors, for Oct. 11 delivery. People interested in buying roses may contact any Rotarian or the following Grantsburg businesses: Edward Jones, U.S. Bank, Gary Nelson Agency, Fiedler Ford or Burnett Plumbing. - Photo submitted

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50 Years Ago The Frederic area received over 3 inches of rain in August, making harvesting difficult as pea harvesters were becoming mired in the fields and some crops were lying flat on the ground. There were also reports of light frost on Sept. 5 from several area residents, but the official temperature reading was 33 degrees.–The Tamburitzans were scheduled to appear in Amery Sept. 15 for Amery’s fall festival.–Frederic School District enrollment was 807 on opening day, including 51 students in first through eighth grades at Trade Lake, 24 in grades one through four at Pleasant Dale, 53 in grades one through eight at Lewis, and 79 in first through eighth grades at Indian Creek.–The Luck Eat Shop, owned by Elmer and Marge Petersen for 18 years, was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Phillips. The Petersens had produced and sold frozen turkey pies in addition to operating the café.–Karen M. Gustafson graduated from the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minn.–A committee was formed to support the campaign of Robert Perno, Democratic candidate for state senator of the 23rd District, called Pals for Perno.–The car driven by Mrs. Mary Lindberg, Webster, left the roadway of Hwy. 70 and skimmed across the Clam River Narrows to the other side, where she quickly exited the vehicle, and then it slid back into the river, coming to rest in 12 feet of water. She suffered a black eye and a cut on the bridge of her nose.

40 Years Ago The new district manager at the Frederic office of Universal Telephone was Carl Rosenvold.–The 30year partnership of Ray Hanson and Nealie Freeberg of the Lewis Oil Co. ended when Freeberg sold his share of the business to Don Irkfetz.–Several Ayrshire cattle owned by Vernon Nelson and sons, Bruce and Glen, of Milltown, were entered in the Minnesota State Fair and placed as follows: aged cow, first place; 2-year-old cow, first place and reserve grand champion; junior yearling, first place; and senior yearling, fourth place.–Jill Hansen, Frederic, was among the UW-Whitewater students who were spending a year of their studies abroad, in Copenhagen, Denmark.–The birth of Kimberly Kay Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Anderson, was announced.–The new bell for St. Dominic Catholic Church, Frederic, was set in its new redwood tower during the first week of September.–A semester workshop for teachers, called Emotional Health and the Curriculum, was being offered by the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association for Mental Health at Spooner High School.–Robert Yira of St. Croix Falls, assisted by his brother-in-law Herman Rueben, caught an 80-pound, 67-1/2-inch fish in the St. Croix River.

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Andrea Hach, daughter of Rick and Cheryl Hach, became the new queen of Cushing by selling the most raffle tickets for Cushing Fun Day.–A baby girl, born about a month prematurely, was abandoned at the St. Croix hospital.–Academic letters were awarded to seven Luck High School students. They were Jeremy Jones, Joel Route, Sherry Oeffler, Aleena Netys, Angie Peterson and recent graduates Jenny Gary and Marcy Mattson. Netys and Route also lettered in track.–A service of dedication was planned for Sept. 13 at the West Denmark Lutheran Church for their newly acquired pipe organ, and a recital in the afternoon performed by Oluf Christian Lund of Solvang, Calif.–A hailstorm with high winds and heavy rain brought a sudden drop in temperature and a lingering accumulation of hailstones on Aug. 29.–The Burnett Community Library was sponsoring an art contest for kindergarten through eighth-grade students, for art in any medium, with a Halloween theme.–The queen of the Wild Rice Festival in Webster was Miss St. Croix 1992 Michaela Taylor.–The Frederic Vikings football team won their season-opening game against Shell Lake.–LeaAnn Hunter, Traci Hunter and Shannon Davis completed the certified nursing assistant program at Capeside Cove Good Samaritan Center in Siren.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Hi folks, hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend and celebration and for all those parents out there, I guess it’s time for the kids to go to school again. The neighbors were up at their cabin across the pond and set off fireworks. It was very pretty but also very loud so Mr. Fraidy Pants Eli was not a happy camper, he just doesn’t like those kinds of noises at all. Mom usually puts his thunder shirt on, which seems to help. Hey, I have a big favor to ask you! As you know, our Walk for Animals is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 29. I won’t be walking in it this year as Mom is having surgery but I was hoping that you would sponsor a shelter dog for me. That would just be awesome if you would, just mail a check to the shelter and make a note what it is for. My friends would really appreciate it, as would I! Remember last week I was telling you about Emmy, the Border collie? Well she has been adopted and went home with her new family on Saturday afternoon. Our old gal Ada went to live with a wonderful foster family from the springer spaniel rescue. She was very happy to go with them and live out her days in the comfort of their home. Zola This week I’m going to


YAPpenings Sadie tell you about Jo! She is a very sweet papillon/Alaskan malamute mix and yes, you read that right. Her mother was a papillon and her dad a great big Alaskan malamute named Jocko. You can see his picture on the Web site. Jo weighs around 30 pounds, and is a very gentle young girl around 1-1/2 years old. She seems to be well behaved and easygoing. I don’t think she’ll be on the adoption floor long before somebody decides she’s perfect for them. We have a new kitty called Zola at the shelter. She is a very pretty and loving longhaired calico that was surrendered for adoption as, sadly, her owner went into long-term care and couldn’t take her along. Zola is 7 years old, spayed and has been declawed in the front so she needs to be a strictly indoor cat. If you are interested in meeting her and seeing just how great she is then please come visit. There are other great kitties also waiting to be adopted. Thank you to everyone that responded to our

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715-349-2964 Toots, our dog, went ballistic last week, so I looked out the kitchen window and saw a lot of movement in the bushes just north of the house. I watched but nothing seemed to appear. After about five minutes out they came, my three little musketeers, Miss Prissy’s cubs. They headed right for the area where their pool used to be and were surprised when it wasn’t there. Not finding the pool they decided to try swimming in the bird waterer on the ground. Now that waterer is only about 18 inches across and just 2 inches deep. You can’t imagine how funny it looked as those three now not-so-small babies tried their best to fit in that dish of water. Naturally I didn’t get the chance to grab my camera from the bedroom, so missed the best picture of the season. Miss Prissy during all this stayed close to the woods, not her norm. We had heard through the neighborhood grapevine awhile back that a sow with

need for supplies at the shelter and we also got lots of stuffed animals which the dogs love to play with and chew on (some more than others!). It seems like we’re alJo ways running low on something, especially these days with all the strays that we’ve been getting. Also, gratitude is extended to the wonderful new owners of the Siren Pet Store. They invited us to spend part of Saturday with them. We took along two kitties and sisters Salem and Chloe, and had Max there for a while along with Jo and Aubrey. All were very well behaved and enjoyed meeting people as they came to the store. Jessica, Teri and Bob are great people and the shelter is very happy to support them as they do us. Thanks guys – you’re the best! “All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.” - Samuel Butler Have a great week everyone. Licks and tail wags! The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time;, 715-8664096, license No. 267335-DS. We’re on Facebook too, why don’t you like us there.

three cubs had been shot at while her cubs were up a tree. In my book not a nice move as she will protect her cubs. She seemed to be rather hesitant to be out in the open if humans were around. This has never been a problem of hers before. Sunday morning I had my first glimpse this season of one of the big boys. He has to go at least 600, a very beautiful but dangerous animal. He didn’t come down into the bird yard, just stood at the brush line, sniffed the air, then backed up into the brush and was gone. Sympathy is extended to the family of William “Bill” Brenizer, who passed away Aug. 22. Siren must have grown by at least 1,000 people over the Labor Day weekend. It seemed like there were more people from the state of Minnesota than Wisconsin driving the roads over the holiday. Did you all get to the Siren Lions/Lioness Labor Day yard sale at Crooked Lake Park? I sure did and

Bev Beckmark found several treasures I thought I couldn’t be without. What a great weekend for rummaging through all the yard sales. Don’t forget the upcoming Scandinavian smorgasbord at the Siren Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets are available by calling either Shirley at 715-349-2514 or Darlene at 715-8668242. The event usually starts the many fall dinners at many area churches. A great way to taste the foods of the area; after all, many great cooks live in the area. Take care, people, the summer is now over and school is back in session, so be extra careful as you drive the roads, especially in the areas of the schools. Remember, kids are never as careful as they should be around roads.

Siren Senior Center We have the election of officers coming up. The nominating committee will be Carol Berglind, Gerry Vogel and Ralph Severson. All nominations have to be in to the committee by Sept. 30. In order to vote for officers, you have to have attended six monthly meetings. The election of officers will take place at the October meeting. The center has several fall activities coming up. The first event will be Thursday, Sept. 6, for the evening meal. The group will be honoring all the volunteers. I haven’t been informed of what the menu is but you can call 715-349-2845 to find out the menu and also to make reservations.

Monday, Sept. 10, the foot person will be at the center. Call 715-349-7810 to make an appointment. Siren is having Harvestfest on Saturday, Sept. 29. The center will be having a bake sale and also selling some books and puzzles. If any bakers would like to donate any baked items, the center would appreciate donations. Baked goods may be brought to the center on Friday, Sept. 28, or the morning of the sale. The next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 18. The center has decided to have a potluck on the second Wednesday of each month. It will begin in

October. We hope people will stay and play 500 with the group after the potluck. Wii bowling will be starting Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. This will be every Tuesday. The 500 winners were Anke Olesen, Tony Rutter, Bea Gorin, Shirley Doriott and Gerry Vogel. I do not have Spade winners as paper requested early submissions due to the holiday. Hope you had a fun, safe Labor Day weekend. See you at the center.

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It’s easy to learn and takes just one hour. Tues., Sept. 11: St. Croix Falls Library, 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 4: Luck Community Ed, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 9: Unity Community Ed, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 18: Amery Community Ed, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 23: Frederic Community Ed, 6:30 p.m.

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I hope everyone enjoyed their long Labor Day weekend. The weather was great. The winners for Spades were Ellis Erickson, Carmen Marek, Lorna Erickson and Marlyce Borchert. The winners for 500 were Arnie Borchert, Marlyce Borchert, Del Hansen and Dave Peterson. Remember that we play Spades Monday at 6 p.m., 500 cards are played Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Pokeno is played Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. and Dime Bingo on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. We received two recliners for the center. One was donated by Joyce Thompson and one by Vera Amundson. Don’t forget to pick up a Senior Voices, there are some great meals coming up. Enjoy the fall-like weather. Hope to see you at the center.

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The residents of Cedarwood Manor were treated to a noon picnic Tuesday by the Harmony HCE Club. Sympathy to the family of Gayle Cermak who passed away last week. Tim O’Brien spent the weekend with his parents. Jared Johnson spent Friday night with his grandparents John and Reeny Neinstadt and went on to UMD on Saturday. Ron and Sharon Proffit were Friday night supper guests. On Saturday John and Reeny went to the pancake breakfast at the Fort. Jack and Jeri Witzany and Jeri’s sister spent last week at Breezy Point. On their way home they stopped at Royalton, Minn., to visit relatives of Jack’s who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Patty Kringen spent the weekend with her parents, the Witzanys. Dan and Mary Jo Peterson and family spent Labor Day weekend at their Connor’s Lake home. Brad and Pam Peterson and Kent and Nancy Krause were among those attending the wedding of Wes Hedrick to Jess Manarski in Chippewa Falls on Saturday. The annual Orange Cemetery meeting is Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. at Larsen Family Library.

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Sympathy is extended to Helen Taylor, and Don and Frank Taylor and Alice Denotter and families due to the death of Helen’s husband, Donald, He was 89. Sympathy is also extended to Lida Nordquist and other family members due to the death of Lida’s brother-in-law, Les Brackin. He was married to Doris Nordquist. Les was 83. Lida attended the funeral Thursday in Roseville, Minn. Sue and Colin Harrison were Monday visitors of Nina and Lawrence Hines. Congratulations to Daya Lawrence who was selected as first princess at the Little Miss Shell Lake contest Thursday evening. She is the daughter of Daniel and Stephanie Lawrence. Lawrence and Nina Hines and Hank and Karen Mangelsen were lunch guests of Lida Nordquist Friday. Bob and Pam Bentz visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen Friday evening. Visiting Nina and Lawrence Hines Saturday were Nancy and Steve Hagen. Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen hosted a large number of relatives from both sides of their family for the weekend. The visitors stayed in campers and tents at the Mangelsen farm. Congratulations to Sue and Roger Mroszak on their 50th wedding anniversary. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited them on Saturday to help them celebrate. Then on Monday Roger and Sue called on Karen and Hank to help them celebrate their 46th anniversary. Weekend visitors of Donna and Gerry Hines were Mark Hines and family, Brian Hines and family, and Barry Hines and family. Hank and Karen Mangelsen were supper guests of Wayne and Marie Romsos at the Romsos farm Saturday. Joleen and Richard Funk visited Lida Nordquist Sunday and had supper with her. Karen and Hank Mangelsen called on Dirk and Sandy Benzer Monday afternoon.


TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER St. Croix Valley Senior Center Marian Edler Fall is here, children are back in school. We should not get any more days in the 90s. Tuesday started with the exercise session, then we played Skip-Bo. In the afternoon, games were played. Norma Lundgren, Arnie and Marlys Borchert were the winners in 500 cards. Winners in Dominos were Ione White, Steve VanHousten and Doug Ohotto. The winning team in Hand and Foot were Dottie Adams, Bill McGrorty and Irene Campbell. Thursday, we held the exercise session in the morning. In the afternoon, Cribbage was played. In the evening, 500 was played and the winners were Bren Nel Ward, Elroy Petzel, Chuck Magnison and Artis Brown. We send get-well wishes to Marian Davison who is recuperating at the Good Samaritan following a hospital stay. Friday morning Bridge was played. Stop in and get a schedule with the times for each days events. Bingo will be back on Friday, Sept. 14, at 12:30 p.m.

Births Brenholt/Schmidt Dena Brenholt and Randy Schmidt, both of Cumberland, were united in marriage on Sept. 1, 2012, at the Indian Creek Legion Hall Post 396, Frederic. The bride’s parents are Dale Brenholt and Debbie Brenholt. The groom’s parents are David Schmidt and Robyn Schmidt. The bride is employed at Jacobson Advanced Eye Care and the groom is employed at Cornerstone Concrete. – Photography by Jane Bores

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A girl, Veronica Mary Gerber, born Aug. 31, 2012, to Tim and Heather Gerber, Siren. Veronica weighed 8 lbs., 3.5 oz. Grandparents are Terry and Mary Gerber, Cameron; and Tom and Sherri Ridout, Weyerhaeuser. ••• A girl, Amy Rose Egeland, born Aug. 31, 2012, to David and Rebecca Egeland, Luck. Amy weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. •••

Drivers must be even more vigilant when school starts Drivers must be even more vigilant when school starts SPOONER — With the end of summer vacation, drivers will once again need to watch for children and teens walking, biking or riding buses to and from school and obey the laws designed to protect them. “Because students, especially young children, are not always paying attention to nearby traffic, drivers should expect the unexpected. Drivers will need to slow down and proceed cautiously when approaching students who are walking or riding bikes. They also will need to be particularly careful around school buses that are loading or unloading passengers,” says Capt. Jeff Frenette of the Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region.

Stop for school buses According to Wisconsin law, drivers must stop a minimum of 20 feet from a stopped school bus with its red warning lights flashing. Drivers must stop whether the bus is on their side of road, on the opposite side of the road or at an intersection they are approaching. However, drivers are not required to stop for a school bus if they are traveling in the opposite direction on the other side of a divided roadway separated by a median or other physical barrier. When they are passed illegally, school bus drivers are authorized to report the violator to a law enforcement agency and a citation may be issued. The owner of the vehicle, who might not be the offending driver, will then be responsible for paying the citation. A citation for failure of a vehicle to stop for a school bus costs $326.50 with four demerit points. If reported by a school bus driver, the vehicle owner’s liability for the illegal passing of a bus costs $326.50 with

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Students walking to school State law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians: • Who have started crossing an intersection or crosswalk on a walk signal or on a green light if there’s no walk signal. • Who are crossing the road within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection where there are no traffic lights or control signals. • When a vehicle is crossing a sidewalk or entering an alley or driveway. In addition, drivers may not legally overtake and pass any vehicle that has stopped for pedestrians at an intersection or crosswalk. Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians who are legally crossing roadways may be issued citations that cost approximately $175 to $232, depending on the type of violation, along with four demerit points assessed on their license. The cost of a fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians citation increases if it’s the second violation within one year. A citation for passing a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians costs $326.50 with three demerit points. Students biking to school When drivers are passing bicycles traveling in the same direction, they must leave a safe distance of no less than 3 feet of clearance and must maintain that clearance until they have safely passed the bicycle. A violation of the state law that requires drivers to overtake and pass bicyclists safely costs a total of $200.50 with three demerit points. The cost for a second violation within four years increases to $263.50 with three points. — from WSP

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Festival’s featured artist - Stephen Pearce ST. CROIX FALLS – Festival Theatre’s featured artist of the week is the talented, hilarious, and dramatically honest Stephen Pearce. While he lives in nearby North Branch, Minn., he has taken an unusually scenic route to find Festival Theatre where his talents are being used full force! After starring in both of Festival’s 2011 holiday performances, this year Pearce is taking on additional artistic responsibilities: directing “The Trial of Tom Sawyer,” rehearsing for “Playing with Fire” and preparing for lighting design and performance in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “He is not afraid to take double duty, or even triple duty,” said associate artistic director Jaclyn Johnson. “In fact, Stephen has a reputation for hard work and juggling his many talents at the theater. This year we are excited to be able to showcase his acting talents again in two shows as well as see his work as a director and designer.” Johnson went on to note, “It is always nice to be able to showcase a team member’s versatility on and off stage in one season.” “I grew up an only child in the suburbs of an Air Force base in Alaska,” said Pearce of his quiet upbringing, which may have led directly to his very active imagination. “My performances in church plays were minor compared to the epics my 'Star Wars' action figures staged in my bedroom.” Having come from a quiet childhood as an only child, he had to find ways to entertain himself. Now he entertains others for a living. Pearce’s career as an actor began in Peoria, Ill., where he received a Bachelor of Arts in theater arts. Since graduation, he has completed numerous productions all over the United States. “One of my favorite roles was playing Stephen in ‘The Long Christmas Ride Home.’ It’s just such a moving show, and with the use of puppetry it really creates an evocative juxtaposition between the characters and their understanding of themselves and each other.” In the past few months, Pearce spent many of his days as Captain Sam Black Bellamy in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s exhibit “Real Pirates.” Science and pirates aside, Pearce is a truly dedicated artist who understands that the root of theater art is collabora-

Stephen Pearce tion. “That’s why I’m so excited to return to Festival,” he said. “Festival Theatre embraces the feeling of company. The work environment is supportive and open, so artists can freely explore and build together. The experience of collaborating with a troupe to create an original piece of theater is always unique. There’s no way to be fully prepared for that process. It’s the most terrifying and rewarding work a performer can do.” This attitude toward sharing and collaboration is evident on stage. “Stephen is always listening on stage. He doesn’t miss a beat and each performance feels fresh and new,’’ said Executive Director Danette Olsen. “We were so excited to offer Stephen the opportunity to take that passion for collaboration to a new level by applying it to directing. He gets to know his cast mates very well and learns how to show off each of their strengths, and we are happy to say he does the same as a director. Stephen helps each of his cast members to follow the heart of their character and focus on telling the story. It is a pleasure to watch him work.” You can see Pearce onstage at Festival Theatre in “Playing with Fire” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” or catch his work as the director of “The Trial of Tom Sawyer.” To find out more about ticket availability, call the Festival Theatre box office at 715483-3387 or visit online at

Borderline news The East Pine County Wanderers held their monthly meeting at the Arna Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29. President Fran Levings Baker explained that former problems with the bus scheduling have now been cleared up, so the Arrowhead Transit Bus will be resuming trips to our area on the third Tuesday of each month. The next trip will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, and there will be no charge for this one trip. Anyone interested in going to Sandstone on that day should call Fran at 320-242-3933. Toni and Glen Williamson provided the cake and door prize. Paul Raymond was the lucky winner of a rubber plant in a cute, little birdhouse planter. August birthdays for the group were Mary Schaaf, Darlene Merimonti, Pam Berg, Gordon Larson and Steve Holter. Just in case former Borderline residents who read this column might suffer a case of nostalgia or some-

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thing, here is a brief reminder of what you may be missing. It starts in the spring with black bears tearing into honeybee hives and bird feeders. Before too long, cucumber beetles make their debut, followed by raccoons rolling in the strawberries. For the Fourth of July, we celebrate the annual potato beetle infestation, but wait, there’s more. All summer there is a persistent procession of rabbits, voles, ground squirrels, groundhogs and slugs, all of whom surely thank us for their meals. The raccoons perform their second act in the sweet-corn patch as deer contemplate a good harvest of apples. Ripe elderberries draw in huge flocks of cedar waxwings and robins, who lick their lips as they watch the turkeys dance in the grapes. Mosquitoes, horseflies, deerflies and sand flies – time flies. It just goes to show how generous Borderliners really can be.

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LIBRARY NEWS Milltown Public Library Morning story time is returning Morning story time is returning beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Join the group at 10:30 a.m. for a half hour of stories, singing and fun. Designed for toddlers and preschool-age youth. Computer basics Open lab for beginners is available on Mondays at 1 and 2 p.m. Sign up for an hour-long session at the circulation desk or call 715-825-2313. Upcoming events Back-to-school party Come to the library on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4:30-6 p.m., for the back-to-school bash. Make your very own library cardholder. Bring a grown-up and sign up for your own library card. We will have food provided by Hack’s Pub and Shafer’s Café. Join the group for fun and games to celebrate the start of the school year. Create and Connect Kids of all ages are invited to stop in beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., for this program. Check out your books for the week, work on a simple art project and connect with the community. You can even wear some comfy pj’s; pack in some fun before the day is done.

Join the Friends of the Library The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone can be a member and can help in many ways. Did you know? Besides the myriad of books in all genres and reading levels, the library also has oodles of movies, books on audio, and even e-books and e-audiobooks. Check out our upcoming programming and wares anytime at or stop in to browse the collections. You can also find the Milltown Public Library on Facebook and Twitter. Play Wii at the library Games and select accessories are available for use within the library. Donations of games and accessories in good condition are welcome. Hours and information Phone: 715-825-2313, open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Friday 10 a.m-5 p.m, and Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m. E-mail milltownpl@milltownpublic Fresh coffee and fast Wi-Fi are served every day.

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St. Croix Falls Public Library After-school Wednesdays are back School’s Out is SCFPL after-school program for kids 8-plus. Meet friends, get homework help and hang out at the library every Wednesday September through June. Take bus No. 9 down to the library on Wednesday afternoons with a note from your parent or guardian. Check out our new after-school clubs – Kids Book Club first Wednesdays of the month: Sept. 5: “Wonderstruck,” by Brian Selznick, Oct. 3: “Big Nate,” by Lincoln Pierce (read any Big Nate book), Nov. 7: “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” by E.L. Konigsburg, Dec. 5: “Gregor the Overlander,” by Suzanne Collins. Artists Club - Fourth Wednesdays: We’re making comics Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. All club meetings include a snack. Those Lutheran Ladies – Join us on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. Join the Lutheran ladies for heartwarming humor with regional author Janet Letnes Martin. She and her college friend and co-author, Suzann Nelson, have written nine books relating to their Norwegian-Lutheran-rural background. Their book, “Growing Up Lutheran, What Does This Mean?” won the Minnesota Book Award for Humor, and is the inspiration for four Church Basement Ladies musical comedies. This event is brought to you by the Friends of the St. Croix Falls Library. Most Unique Reading Destination – photo contest Submit wild, unique or wonderful photos of you or someone you know reading, and you could see your photo on display in the library or on our Facebook page. Look on the Web site for more info.

Book Sizzle! New on the Web site Check it out. Also sign up to get the library newsletter via e-mail. Story hour Listen to stories, create art and have fun with other kids and parents every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Individual help for basic computer questions Mondays from 1-3 p.m., bring your own laptop; check out a library laptop or workstation. Call ahead to ensure availability. Play Wii at the library Inquire at the circulation desk. A friend of the library donated a brand-new Wii. Used games and accessory donations in good condition are welcome. Community meeting room is available for your organization Reserve the meeting room with our online form at Check out the Web site It has up-to-date information on what’s happening at the library and other useful library tools you can use at home, Look for us on Facebook. Technology Free wireless and eight public computers are available at the library. Plus six laptops available for use in the library, must have a valid MORE library card in good standing. Hours The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and new extended Saturday hours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 715-483-1777. E-mail: Online:

Luck High School 50th class reunion

Gordy Lehman of Grantsburg restored this quilt originally created by Jo Jacobson back in the 1970s. Lehman said he was presented the quilt by Barb Radke of Siren, who worked the Jo Jacobson auction July 7. Radke purchased two sets of hand-embroidered dishtowels and mixed in with the towels was a quilt top. Lehman, who is a quilt maker, purchased the backing, batting and border and finished it off. “The top is truly a work of art,” he said. Jacobson’s son, Scott, of Cushing, told Lehman he remembers his mother working on the quilt blocks in the early ‘70s. Lehman had the quilt on display at the annual ag fair in Grantsburg Aug. 16 19. “I’d like to extend gratitude to Barb for bringing this to me. It will be displayed in many quilt shows for the public to enjoy,” noted Lehman. “Jo, you will be remembered forever.” Photos by Priscilla Bauer.

The Luck High School Class of 1962 held their 50th class reunion at Oakwood Inn, Luck, on Saturday, July 21. Back row (L to R): Mary Lee (Moslet) Young, Duane Peterson and Mike Murphy. Front row: Jim Gutzmer, Bruce Kreutzian, Jean (Olson) Lewis and Lynn Tiegs.

Back row (L to R): Jim Hochstetler, Leanne (Johnson) Maart, Sharon (Rowe) Pilsner, Charlene (Anderson) Engstrand and Duane Halvorson. Front row: Elaine (Charbonneau) Bush, Cheryl (Hendricks) Fredlund and Sandy and Gordy Hibbs. BELOW: Back row (L to R): Randy Hostrup, Erling Mortensen, Joe Yira, Jan (Shamblee) Nelson and Joanna (Jackson) Lizbeth. Front row: Elaine Miller Holdt, LaVonne (Hansen) Hansen, Mary Ann (Martin) Johnson and Bruce Berklund. – Photos submitted


Arts and craftfair

Sally Huebner, La Jean Riopel, LaVerne Dietz and Midge Kremer were kept busy cooking up traditional Danish aeblskivers at the Voyager Village Craft Fair food booth last weekend. The sphere-shaped pancakes were popular with craft fairgoers looking for a treat while taking a break from shopping at the annual event held at the Voyager Village Community Center on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2.

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Shoppers grabbed up these green and gold ornaments for pint-sized future Packer fans at this Voyager Village Craft Fair booth last weekend. Hundreds of handcrafted items, like these, could be found at the over 100 booths set up at this year’s 35th-annual Labor Day weekend event.

Steve Rogers showed a sign to say sweet corn was No. 1 with Voyager Village Craft Fair shoppers. These gloved guys kept their cool as they grilled gobs of cobs during the Voyager Village Craft Fair last weekend.

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Five-year-old Isabella Kahl of Stillwater, Minn., crunched on an ear of corn at the Voyager Village Craft Fair Sunday afternoon.

Hundreds of shoppers came to the 35th-annual Voyager Village Craft Fair held at the community center Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2.

Isabelle Pierpont took aim with her new bow and box tipped arrow. The 11-year-old and her family, who were visiting the area from Dunlap, Ill., found some souvenirs that were right on target at the Voyager Village Craft Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Bunches of bracelets had Ruth Theisen from Rice Lake wondering which was the best one to have Grandma buy for her while they shopped at the Voyage Village Craft Fair Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1.


Addition planned for Luck's museum/library Ravenholt Fund provides money for family research center by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK — A prominent Luck family whose members have made an impact around the globe has again invested in the community. Last Friday the governing boards of the Luck Library and Museum gratefully accepted a check in the amount of $90,670 from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Fund. The funds will be used to construct a 450square-foot addition to the present building, which will be used to provide a family research center and a multipurpose space for use by both the library and museum. Equipment, furniture, cabinets and software will also be purchased. Cost of the construction is estimated at under $60,000, with equipment and other materials coming to another $15,700. Another $15,000 is included for a start-up

Sister and brother, Astrid and Reimert Ravenholt.

Reimert Ravenholt, second from left, shakes hands with Chuck Adleman, chair of the board of directors of the Luck Area Historical Society. Ravenholt, with his sister, Astrid, at left, presented a $90,670 check to the museum and library to be used for an addition. The funds were granted to the museum and library from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Fund. From left are Astrid and Reimert Ravenholt, Chuck Adleman, library Director Jill Glover, library board Vice President Tam Howie, and library board President Marty Messar. – Photos by Mary Stirrat part-time employee to locate and scan local records and make them searchable. Reimert and Astrid Ravenholt, brother and sister to the late Albert, were honored at a reception at the museum Friday, Aug. 31, where the check was presented. They and their seven siblings, including Albert, grew up in the West Denmark community, attending school at Luck and Milltown before making their marks on the world. The Ravenholts have also made sizable contributions to the Luck Golf Course, as well as to the initial construction of the museum and library. Reimert, a resident of Seattle, congratu-

Chuck Adleman, standing third from left, talks with Astrid Ravenholt and her brother, Reimert, as community members look on.

lated the village of Luck and the many people who made the museum/library a reality. He gave special recognition to the late Edwin Pedersen, whom he called “the foremost historian” of the area, saying that Pedersen had talked numerous times with the Ravenholts about the need for a museum in Luck. Members of the Ravenholt family were among the generous contributors who made construction of the new library and museum possible, and Reimert said they were glad to be part of the ongoing development. “We trust it will soon achieve an addi-

tion to an already valuable place,” he told the group assembled at the museum. A plaque on the new addition is expected to read: “Family Heritage Research Center. Created with a grant from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Fund in recognition of the many lifetime joys and opportunities bestowed by the West Denmark – Milltown – Luck Community upon the family of Ansgar and Kristine Ravenholt, Albert, Halvor, Eiler, Johanne, Reimert, Otto, Gerda, Agnes, Astrid. Ja vi elsker dette Landet, som vi stiger frem! Men jeg vil ude! Over id højest Fjelde!” Reimert said the Danish portion is translated, “Yes, we love the country we came from. I want to go out over the highest mountains!” The museum is currently hosting an exhibit on the Jens Jensen family and Danish immigration. This exhibit was funded by Albert Victor Ravenholt Fund grant to the Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa, and is on loan to the Luck Museum through the end of September. The director of the Elk Horn museum will be the featured speaker at the Friday, Sept. 28, meeting of the Luck Historical Society. Chuck Adleman, chair of the museum’s board of directors, said that the Luck Village Board will be asked to approve the addition at its Sept. 12 meeting. The construction process will begin after that meeting, with design help from the Polk County Genealogy Society. Local artist Ann Fawver is also on the Sept. 12 village board agenda, said Adleman, to ask the board to give approval for a bronze sculpture in the outside square at the entrance to the building. Fully funded by the Edwin Pedersen family as a memorial to him, the sculpture will be a life-size figure of a woman reading a book. Fawver is Pedersen’s daughter.

Guests at the Ravenholt reception at the museum and library last Friday, Aug. 31, visited and took in a new exhibit on the Jensen family and its Danish roots.

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Busy day at Folle Avoine for historical society by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer DANBURY — Forts Folle Avoine was a busy place last Saturday, Sept. 1, as the Burnett County Historical Society hosted an appraisal of antiques and collectibles, and at the same time fed the gathered visitors with barbecued chicken hot off the grill. The BCHS hosted Mark Moran, an expert in antique appraisals, who fascinated the crowd with his discussion of each of the items brought in for him to evaluate. His appraisals included explanations of the objects that covered everything from the differences in antique postcards, telling the crowd which ones are really collectible, and changes in dolls between the time before and after World War II. And while that program was in progress in the Fort’s great hall, the smell of chicken filled the air outside the building. Music from Chuck Anderson provided a nostalgic background for the feast as he offered some antique pop hits from the last century.

Volunteer Patty Meyer serves up a side order of baked beans for a hungry visitor.

George Meyer (left) and Merle Meyer (right) tended the barbecue grill to be sure the chicken was cooked just right, Saturday, Sept. 1, at Forts Folle Avoine. – Photos by Carl Heidel

Karen Brooks brought in a superb piece of antique lead glass crystal for appraisal.

Mark Moran spent an enjoyable afternoon looking over and appraising people’s antiques and treasures Saturday, Sept. 1. Here he examines one of a collection of cameos brought in by Sharon Griffin.

While Mark Moran discussed an appraisal with Tom Griffin, the crowd listened carefully.

Ginny Wierschem dished out ice-cream floats for some of the visitors. Here’s the living proof that barbecued chicken is always best when you eat it with your fingers.

One visitor had quite a collection of antique dolls.

Mark Moran looked at a large collection of old postcards that Tom Griffin had brought in.

Chuck Anderson, owner of the 10th Hole golf course, provided music and chatter for the diners.


Wilderness Fellowship celebrates 40 years

Former staff and board members gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Wilderness Fellowship. — Photo courtesy of The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries

The main entrance to The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries is off CTH M. The mission of The Wilderness is found in the Bible, in Hosea 2:14-15, “I will take my children into the wilderness and there I will speak tenderly to them. I will restore their fruitfulness and turn their valley of trouble into a door of hope.” Photos by Mary Stirrat unless otherwise noted

Dick Klawitter, founding director of The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries, with his wife, Louise. Klawitter founded the retreat ministry located between Grantsburg and Frederic in 1972, on about 200 acres with frontage on two lakes. Young Taden Richter of Luck rings the old Grantsburg School bell outside the fellowship and retreat center at The Wilderness Fellowship.

The Wilderness Fellowship's founding director, Dick Klawitter, right, visits with a couple whose lives were changed because of the ministry.

Friends of The Wilderness, former staff and board members, and area residents gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries. An open house was held Sunday, Sept. 2, to mark the milestone.

A group of young folks practiced some Scottish dancing during the 40th-anniversary celebration.

Randy Klawitter, third from left, is executive director of The Wilderness Fellowship. With him at the door to the fellowship/retreat center is his family. From left are Caitlyn, Caleb, Randy and his wife, Renee, Brianna and Ethan.


Offi ficcial closing of Trinity Lutheran

ADRC and UW-Extension to hold fi fin nal affairs seminar LUCK - The ADRC of Northwest Wisconsin and UWExtension of Polk County invite residents of Burnett and Polk counties to attend “Final Affairs: A Guide to Arrang-

GCW to host silent auction GRANTSBURG - The Grantsburg Christian Women will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Grantsburg Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Alaine Sonnenberg will be speaking on “How Healthy is Your Heart?” The silent auction will be the feature. It is the group’s big fundraiser so come early with your auction items and bring your friends. Music will be by Arlu Ames. Reservations are essential. Call Beth at 715-689-2988. submitted

ing Your Personal and Legal Issues.” 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 attendance will gain knowledge of end-of-life issues, learn communication skills and connect with community resources. The seminar will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Luck Lutheran Church. Preregistration required by Friday, Sept. 14. Contact UW-Extension at 715485-8600 for more information and to register. - submitted

Baptism at Our Redeemer

Trinity Lutheran Church of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Danbury closed on Sunday, Aug. 26. The Rev. Bill Plautz, third vice president of the district (L) preached and officiated the closing and the Rev. Gerald Heinecke (R) led the closing service. Trinity’s sister church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Webster, continues with services at 10:30 a.m. where guests are always welcome. - Photo submitted

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Siren Covenant donates to Salvation Army

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Praying for our enemies Jerry Potvin from the men’s group at Siren Covenant Church presented Duana Bremer, executive director of the Salvation Army in Burnett, Polk and St. Croix counties with a check for $400. The funds will be used to support Faith House Shelter in Siren. - Photo submitted

Confi firrmation students help move Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry Confirmation students from First Lutheran Church of Cushing helped move the final items at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry to its new location at the Luck Lions Hall. From left are Jacob McKinven, Adrienne Stoffel, Olivia Stoffel, Sam McKinven, Samantha O’Brien and Pastor Dorothy Sandahl. Others helping that day were Dean and Ann Yourchuck, Sherman Lillie, Vivian and Gary Brahmer, Bob and Martha Solfest and Clarence LeTourneau. “We were blessed to have their help,” said food shelf coordinator Vivian Brahmer. — Photo submitted

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In nature, one animal preys on another to get its share of the proverbial pie, such as two squirrels chattering and fighting. The law of nature is all about survival of the fittest. How does that apply to human nature? As a youngster and the dominant twin, I acted like a wild animal seeking the most food. My sister had to fight tooth and tongue to get her share. Fortunately, our mother came to the rescue—until she became so frustrated, she had one of us divide the food and the other choose her share. We made sure to cut as evenly as possible so the other wouldn’t end up with the biggest half. Such silliness! However, don’t we all tend to fight for the biggest, the best or the most? We can apply this example to most anything. We fight for respect, love and acceptance. In an instant, we can feel mistreated, rejected or unloved. It takes time to learn how to avoid becoming defensive or angry over someone’s mistreatment. Perhaps in the natural world, survival of the fittest means we must fight. As Christians, however, our fighting is not to be against flesh and blood. When Peter, in the Garden of Gethsemane, cut off a soldier’s ear, Jesus said, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will provide me with more than 12 legions of angels?” (Matthew 26:52-53) We are to pray for those who mistreat us. In fact, Jesus told us to “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who spitefully use you.” (Luke 6:27) Huh? How can we pray for our enemies and still survive? Fighting them instead, whether with words or swords, will keep love from entering. Prayer is a powerful weapon. The Bible doesn’t tell us to pray that our enemies will be punished or banished. God is in charge of that. Rather, we are to “retaliate” with good. With love. With a sincere blessing for their spiritual welfare. God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4) Lord, help us to follow your perfect example of love. Give us the grace to pray for our enemies and do good to all so they will be drawn to you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Dr. Emory Johnson, (left) pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church in Grantsburg, prays over Dennis and Kay Nelson last Sunday, Sept. 2. Dennis gave a report and testimony of their mission work to the Muslims, which New Hope helps sponsor. The Nelsons were missionaries in Iran for five years during the 1970s, before the Islamic government kicked out Christians who wished to share the gospel. Today, the Nelsons teach the goodnews to the Iranian Muslim community in the Gainesville, Ga., area, where they now live. Before relocating, they were active in this community conducting Bible studies, mission work and performing classical Christmas concerts. They also own a home on Silver Lake. – Photo by Wayne Anderson

St. Peter’s Church, a Lutheran Community of Worship and Prayer, gathers on Sundays at 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation follows. We are a people who love to sing, listen for God in silence, Word and Holy Meal. Prayer is important to our community, as is a Spirit of welcome to all who enter our historic space. September 9 marks Gathering Sunday for us, as we return to regular rhythms after a summer of travels and vacations. After the service, we will gather for a meal and fellowship. The Sunday School children will briefly meet their teachers to learn of what they will be studying together this fall. Please do join us! If you are new to the Luck area, looking for a small and caring congregation, have children ready for Sunday School, please join us on September 9. We may be found on Cty. Road B, one mile north of Luck. Questions? Rob Lubben, pastor, 612-280-9094. Coming up this month! Fall boutique sale on Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Harvest festival on Sept. 23, featuring the Bill Bitner Memorial Dixieland Band and followed by a meal of grilled food and sides. 568689 3Lp

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Doris Pamela (Bowman) Selander Doris Pamela (Bowman) Selander, 97, passed away Aug. 30, 1912, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. after suffering a stroke on Aug. 26. She was born Oct. 12, 1914, in South Heart, N.D., to Oscar Ferdinand and Petra Amanda (Nelson) Bowman. In 1917, the family moved back to the Grantsburg area where Doris attended Grettum Grade School with Eunice Kanne (soon to be 105 years old!) as one of her teachers. After graduating from Grantsburg High School in 1932, she went to Red Mound, to help her Aunt Agnes and Walter Hoff with their four children. Doris earned a teaching certificate in 1935 from a oneyear teachers’ training course at the high school in Grantsburg. Her first school was at Alstad (Logging Creek) in Burnett County, where she was paid $60 per month and endured the harsh winter of 1935-36 which saw 35 consecutive days of subzero temperatures, one day being minus 51 degrees. The water in her bedroom wash basin would freeze overnight. From 1937-1940, she taught fifth and sixth grades in Webster, and attended summer school in Superior to further her education. On April 7, 1942, she married Philip Oliver Selander at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They lived for five years in St. Paul where Doris worked in the coffee shop at the Capitol and State Office Building and later as an inspector of telephones at Western Electric. In 1947, they moved to a farm south of Grantsburg where Doris became a hardworking and caring stay-at-home mom to her daughter Vranna, also raising a large garden and helping with farm chores. Several years were devoted to caring for foster children: Martin, Lawrence and Robert Johnson; Clarence, Gordon (Rogers), Yvonne Daydodge and Mary (Casler) Evenson, several of whom surprised her by attending her 85th birthday party in 1999. Mary has moved to Tennessee but has tried to visit Doris every summer for several years, which Doris greatly enjoyed. Her husband, Philip, passed away in 1974, and in 1980 Doris moved to Middleton to live with her daughter and family who were blessed to have her with them for 32 years. Getting to be with her grandchildren for so many years was a special delight to her. During this time she also volunteered more than 500 hours at the coffee shop in Meriter Hospital (formerly Madison General) and also worked for over 25 years at the election polls. Two highlights of her life came when in 1984 she went to the Holy Lands in Israel and was baptized by Pastor Dan Hayden in the Jordan River; and in 1993 when she went with nephew Dean (and Karen) Luedtke and niece Dianne Luedtke Strom to visit cousins in Norway. Daily devotions were a priority in her life, and even the day before her stroke, she was underlining and taking notes in her Bible. A wonderful testimony to her family and friends. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband Philip; brother Gordon Bowman and his wife MayBelle; sister Beatrice and her husband Bert Luedtke; niece Donna Mae Bowman; nephew Charles Bowman; niecein-law Elsie (Hoffman) Luedtke; nephew-in-law Michael Delmonico; and grandniece Tina (Luedtke) Hinrichs. She is survived by daughter Vranna and her husband Perry Manor; grandchildren, Becca, Betsy and Philip (Manor); nieces and nephews, Armand Luedtke, Orland (Luella) Luedtke, Dean (Karen) Luedtke and Dianne (Richard) Strom; Darlene (Mark) Wicks; Owen (Debbie) Bowman, Barbara (Wes) Radke, Gordon Bowman Jr. and friend Christine DeLaria, Karen (Mrs. Charles) Bowman, Marilynn (Paul) Gorney and Carol (Rod) Glonek; and many cousins and other relatives and friends. Services were held on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Twin Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Middleton. A memorial service will also be held in Grantsburg at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Twin Valley Free Will Baptist Church (4036 Twin Valley Rd., Middleton, WI 53562); Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center (5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711); or Bethany Lutheran Church (22384 State Rd 48/87, Grantsburg, WI 54840). The Cress Funeral Home, Madison, was entrusted with arrangements.

Pamela K. Goldsworthy Pamela K. Goldsworthy, 66, resident of Luck, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Croix Falls. Funeral services will be held at the West Denmark Lutheran Church in Luck, on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., with visitation preceding the service at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic, following the service. Online condolences may be left at Refer to this Web site for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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Reena Mae Williams

Donald H. Taylor, 89, Town of Sand Lake, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Spooner Health System Hospital. Donald was born on Nov. 2, 1922, in the Town of Sand Lake to proud parents William and Lydia (Shinaway) Taylor. Donald served 21 years in the Air Force, serving in WWII and the Korean War. He was a high-speed radio communications officer, also specializing in Morse code, and a tail gunner. He enjoyed telling stories of working at the local cranberry marsh and cutting pulpwood, but spent the majority of his civilian life working for the St. Croix Tribe as an accountant/ bookkeeper until he retired. Donald was an avid outdoorsman, always finding something to do, and loved to spend time with his grandchildren. On April 24, 1965, Donald married his wife of 47 years, Helen, in Grantsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Hazel Taylor, Vergal Billyboy, Myrtle Nelson, Jane Arbuckle and Hazel Taylor, and an infant brother. Donald is survived by his loving wife Helen; children Donald L. (Karie) Taylor, Frank (Linda) Taylor, and Alice (Austin) Denotter; his stepchildren, Roger (Carol) Larson and Richard (Dorine) Larson; grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Taylor, Austin and Matthew Denotter, and Amber Taylor; along with five step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at the Hertel Tribal Center with Lee Staples officiating. Interment followed at the Lakeview-Hertel Cemetery in the Town of LaFollette. Pallbearers were Leroy Nelson, Austin Denotter Sr., William Reynolds, Joe Oustigoff, Jeff Nelson and Don Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Butler, Fred Arbuckle, Edward Arbuckle, Duane Taylor, Pat Taylor and Robert Nelson. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Reena Mae Williams, 3, Danbury, died Aug. 15, 2012, at her home of accidental drowning. Reena was born Feb. 21, 2009, in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Thomas J. Williams Jr. and Jenna E. Danish. Reena loved her home on the water, her family and the color pink. She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Jessica, Samantha and Amber; grandparents, Dorie (Paul) Abitz, Robert (Ann) Danish Sr., Thomas Williams Sr., John Leksander and Doug Bratley; great-grandma, Isabel; her aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephew and many friends. Reena was preceded in death by her grandma, Charlene Leksander; great-grandmas, Irene Pinkall, Betty Collins and Helen Danish; great-great-grandma, Daisy Huber; and two uncles, Tom Danish and Robert Danish Jr. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Barbola Funeral Chapel in Berlin with the Rev. John Covach officiating. Interment was in Winneconne Cemetery.

Jason Robert (Yard) Casey Jason Robert Casey, 41, Webster, passed away from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 21, 2012, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Jason was born on Jan. 5, 1971, in New Richmond, the son of Robert (FatCat) and Sally Casey. Jason entered into the construction field after high school and worked as a crew lead with BRS Siding in New Richmond for many years. He also worked as a welder at Chazer Manufacturing beside his longtime friend, Dave Nemeth. Jason would later attend driving school and received his CDL. He drove truck for TNT out of Danbury and more recently was driving truck in North Dakota. Jason loved the outdoors or anything with a motor … deer hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiles, waterskips, four-wheeling, dirt track races, motorcycling and demolition derbies to name a few of his favorites. Jason is survived by his mother, Sally; his sister, Charity (Abbigail); his fianceé, Mandi Rixman; their son, Evan David (8); along with her parents, Sam and Terri Rixman; two children from a previous marriage, Brittney (19) and Brett (16); granddaughter, Aiyana Grace Sutten (2); and many aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends. Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd Larson, Mary Ann Raymond (Tretsven), Robert and Darlene Casey; his father, Robert “FatCat” (2011) and his daughter, Leagh Marie (2012). A Remembrance Service was held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. A celebration of Jason’s life will be held at Sweeny’s Bar on Sept. 22. Further details will be posted on his CaringBridge site. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Roger Alan Linski Roger Alan Linski, 60, Centuria, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, with his loving family at his side. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 3 p.m., at the Luck School in Luck. Roger’s family will be greeting visitors at the school from 2 p.m.. until the time of service at 3 p.m. A complete obituary will follow in an upcoming edition. To express online condolences or for more information, please visit The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

Terrance "Terry" Emery Terrance "Terry" Emery, 57, died Sept. 1, 2012, in New Mexico. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Hertel Tribal Center. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Hertel Tribal Center.

Gerald Scott Lamson Beloved father, dear friend and brother to all, Gerald Scott Lamson, 55, Grantsburg, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 20, 2013, from a fatal cardiac event while at work at American Wire in Eau Claire. He is preceded in death by mother, Thelma Lamson; and father, Charles Lamson. He is survived by sons, Forrest Lamson and Quinn Lamson; daughter, Paula Chute; and brother, Jeff Lamson. Jerry also leaves behind many relatives and more friends than he would realize. He will be remembered for his kind heart and generous nature. He ran a successful siding business for many years and was also known and respected for his drumming with such notable bands as Cruise Control and Hooks Combo and Flare Strutter. Later in life, Jerry realized his dream of operating a live music venue, the Crow Bar, in northern Wisconsin. Jerry touched so many people’s lives and will be missed by everyone. A memorial and interment ceremony will be held at noon, Saturday, Sept. 8, at Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg. Followed by an informal gathering at Dreamers Bar and Grill, 710 Hwy. 70, Grantsburg. Please join them for a music extravaganza they are calling “Jam for Jerry” to be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at Shaw’s Bar and Grill, 1528 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, Minn. 55418 from 3 p.m. until close, featuring many of the bands Jerry played with or had booked at his club. Donations in lieu of flowers are being gratefully accepted via PayPal at and at the events listed above.

Gayle K. Cermak Gayle K. Cermak, 74, Webster, passed away on Aug. 28, 2012, at her residence. Gayle was born on June 29, 1938, at Northwestern Hospital in South Minneapolis, Minn., to Jay and Katherine Larrabee. She lived in Hertel until she was about 3 years old and then moved to Minneapolis. In 1949, the family moved to Webster, where Gayle attended and later graduated. On Sept. 29, 1956, she married Edwin “Neil” Cermak in Webster. Neil and Gayle moved back to Minneapolis, where she was employed at Honeywell for eight years. The family moved around Minnesota, living in Moorehead and Burnsville before settling in Danbury on Ham Lake in 1984. Before retiring in 1996, Gayle worked at Yellow Lake Lodge. Gayle was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, playing cards, cooking, gardening and socializing with friends and family. Gayle was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Neil; son, Randy (Veryl) Cermak; daughter, Rhonda (Butch) Good; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Jerry (Rhonda) Larrabee, Jeff (Linda) Larrabee and Joe (Cindy) Larrabee; sister, Jan (Tony) Wachowicz; sister-in-law, Dorothy; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 31, at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home with Father Mike Tupa as celebrant. Interment followed at the St. John Cemetery in Webster. Honorary pallbearers were Benjamin Huninghacke, Joel Schmidt, Steve Larrabee, Josh Larrabee, Denny Murphy, Tony Wachowicz, Chris Larrabee and Bobby Shutt. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.



Marriage should come before cohabitation Q: I’ve been dating the same guy for a year, and he’s wonderful. We’re not ready to get married yet, but we’re talking about moving in together. My very traditional parents don’t approve. What do you think? Jim: Listen to your parents and don’t move in together until after you’ve tied the knot. This isn’t about being “old-fashioned.” Social science research indicates that couples who live together prior to marriage are much more likely to get divorced than those who don’t. You and your boyfriend might think that moving in together will help you build a stronger foundation for marriage later. But you’ll actually be increasing your chances of ending up in divorce court. This all has to do with the concept of commitment, which is essential to any marriage. The two of you may be very much in love, but the plain truth is that nothing is set in stone. There is no engagement, no ring, no public profession of your lifelong love. Without these things in place, your living together will mimic marriage in some respects, but it will lack that critical element of commitment.

Jim Daly

Focus on the Family

Juli Slattery

Generally speaking, men tend to take relationships less seriously, and view them as temporary, when marriage vows are not involved. All too often, the woman in a cohabiting relationship ends up getting hurt when the man moves out and moves on. Professor George Akerlof of the University of California, Berkeley put it this way, “Men settle down when they get married. If they fail to get married, they fail to settle down.” Maybe this is true of your boyfriend, and maybe not. The point is that you both need to continue dating and decide whether you’ll ever be ready to get married to one another. If and when that happens, you’ll have the rest of your lives to spend together under the same roof. ••• Q: But we’re already committed to each other. Is living together really a “death sentence” for the relationship? Juli: An increasingly common form of “family” in the United States today is a man and woman living together without

a wedding ring. So, you are certainly not alone in your consideration of living with your boyfriend as a step toward or even around marriage. In fact, over 50 percent of marriages today are preceded by cohabitation. But remember that just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s the best for you. An awful lot of people have cancer, too! Jim hit the nail on the head here. When you really think about it, cohabitation is giving guys intimacy on their terms. Throughout history, women have naturally longed for the security of a consistent, committed relationship in which to make a home and raise children. Men have been more prone to seek companionship and sexual fulfillment without the responsibilities and limitations that come with marriage. By moving in with your boyfriend, you are taking away any incentive he may have to grow up and make a lifelong commitment to you. Don’t buy the line that living together before marriage will be a good trial run. As Jim noted, cohabiting couples are much more likely to end up divorced. They’re also more likely to experience depression, poverty, infidelity and domestic violence. I know your parents sound old-fashioned and traditional to you, but some

traditions persist because they actually work. Marriage is one of them. I’d encourage you not to compromise on this one. If this relationship has the potential to go the distance, don‘t saddle it with the burdens that come with cohabitation. And if this guy is worthy of committing your life to, he’s worth the wait – and so are you. ••• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2012 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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Rally day and new worship times at Luck Lutheran LUCK — Rally Day will be observed Sunday, Sept. 9, at Luck Lutheran Church. A blessing of the backpacks will be held during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Children, youth and teachers are invited

to bring backpacks to worship. A balloon launching will follow the 10:30 a.m. service. A free picnic will also be held. The senior choir and VBS will take part in the worship service.

The fall schedule for worship services will resume Sunday, Sept. 9, as well with an 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. service. During the school year classes run from 9-9:20 a.m. The community is invited to attend.

For more information, please call 715472-2605. — with submitted information

Three Bible studies at St. Joseph Church

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Taylors Falls, Minn., is offering three Jeff Cavins DVD Bible studies beginning this fall: “The Bible Timeline

Journey through the Bible,” on Sundays 8:15-10:15 a.m., starting Sept. 16; “Acts, The Spread of The Kingdom” on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting Sept 20;

“Revelation, The Kingdom Yet to Come,” on Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., starting Sept. 21. Call the church office at 651-465-7345

for more information or to register. – submitted

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

Duane Lindh


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

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


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







Complete Lumber & Building Supplies

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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




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



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




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



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


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


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


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

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




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.

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


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

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


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


Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sun. Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Education Hr. 9:40 a.m.; Traditional Service 10:45 a.m.;


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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




(Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Gene DeVries 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School - 8:30 a.m.


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


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

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.


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


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


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


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

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


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


5 miles E. of Frederic on W, 2 miles south on I; Church: 715-472-8660 Pastor Mike Fisk, 715-417-0692 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st Sunday


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

Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sunday Worship 8 & 10 a.m.; Thursday Worship 7 p.m. Communion - 1st & Last Sunday


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

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


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


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


Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-472-8424; 510 Foster Ave. E.; Office 715-472-2605; (Sept.-May) Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.



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




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




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


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


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


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

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


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

LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.


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

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


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

ST. LUKE UNITED - FREDERIC 100 Linden Street, Frederic Pastor “Freddie” Kirk, 715-327-4436 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.


Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Wor. - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available)


290 W. Government Street, 715-294-4436 Reverend Dr. Rolland Robinson Sunday Service - 10 a.m. with nursery Sunday School - Sept. - May at 10 a.m.


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



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


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


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



Rev. William Brenna, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m.


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


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


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

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.


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m.


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.



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

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



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

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



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


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


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

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




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




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

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



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




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


Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W, Frederic Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Morning Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.




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




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

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



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


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




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

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


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



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


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

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


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

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

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


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




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


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

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Grantsburg Legion appreciates seniors by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG - Grantsburg Legion Post Commander Mike Martin welcomed over 100 guests to the Senior Citizen Ap-

preciation Day held at the Grantsburg Legion Hall on Thursday, Aug. 30. The annual event, sponsored by Legion Auxiliary and Legion members, featured a free lunch, door prizes and music by Gary and Pat Fender and friends, Vernon Bistram and Dwaine Persells.

Vernon Bistram, Gary Fender, Pat Fender (not pictured) and Dwaine Persells entertained guests at the Senior Citizen Appreciation Day held at the Grantsburg American Legion on Thursday, Aug. 30. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer Grantsburg Legion Post Commander Mike Martin welcomed over 100 guests to the Senior Citizen Appreciation Day held at the Grantsburg Legion Hall on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Gary Fender and Pat Fender once again entertained guests with favorite tunes during the Senior Citizen Appreciation Day guests at the Grantsburg Legion Hall. Don and Marlys Chell were two of the over 100 guests enjoying the Legion Auxiliary Senior Appreciation Day in Grantsburg on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Poppy Princess Kathryn Curtin poured punch for Senior Citizen Appreciation Day guests.

Enjoying Wisconsin’s best

David Janke served up smiles with the meat loaf at the Grantsburg Legion last Thursday. Janke, who lives in Atlanta, Ga., has been making a special trip back home to Grantsburg for many years just to help his Aunt B, Legion Auxiliary member Carol Bowman, in the kitchen at the Legion Auxiliary’s annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Day.

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Over 100 seniors enjoyed a free lunch, door prizes and musical entertainment at the Aug. 30 Senior Citizen Appreciation Day at the Grantsburg Legion Hall.

Anglers from Minnesota took part in a fishing tournament on a serene Deer Lake near St. Croix Falls in late August. - Photo submitted



Coming events

Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities

THURS. & FRI./13 & 14 Frederic

THURS. & FRI./6 & 7

• Blood bank at St. Luke Methodist Church. Thurs., 1-7 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For appts. call Phyllis at 715-3278951 or 715-327-8972.

Balsam Lake

• Endeavors garage sale at their building on 150th Street, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




Rice Lake

• St. Croix Valley Beekeepers meeting at Peace Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.


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

• Chronic wasting disease meeting at Bear Paw, 7 p.m., 715-635-4023.


• Northwoods Flyers Experimental Aircraft Association Club meets at the government center, Rm. 165, 7 p.m. • Burnett County Democrats brat and bean feed at Crooked Lake Park, 5 p.m.


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



• Chronic wasting disease meeting at the government center, 7 p.m., 715-635-4023.


• Wheels and Wings Community Fair.



Balsam Lake


• Poco Penners meeting at the library building, 2 p.m., 715-483-9738. • Flu shots at the health department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 715485-8500.

• Chili & corn bread supper at the high school, 4:306:30 p.m.

SAT. & SUN./ 8 & 9 St. Croix Falls

• “The Trial of Tom Sawyer” at Festival Theatre. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., 715-483-3387,


• Ruby’s Pantry at Congregational Church. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Dist. 9 a.m., $15 donation, 715-268-7390. • Polk-Burnett Beekeepers picnic at Chris Lyman’s home, 1287 U.S. Hwy. 8.

This turtle found refuge on a log amidst a sea of lily pads. - Photo submitted


• Small-business counseling at the government center. Appointments. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 715-485-8608.



• NW Graziers pasture walk - Scottish Highlanders farm, Fire Lane Road, 800-528-1914.

• Meeting of the Indianhead Gem & Mineral Society at the senior center, 7 p.m.

St. Croix Falls


Balsam Lake Danbury

• Used book sale and open house at the library, 10 a.m.1 p.m., 715-866-7697.

• Interfaith Caregivers sale at their storage units at CTH U and Hwy. 35, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 715-866-4970.


• Crex Meadows Nature Photography Club meets at Crex, 10 a.m.-noon, 715-463-2739. • Wolf howl survey at Crex Meadows, 7:30 p.m., 715-4632739. • Trade River Evangelical Free Church fall festival. Start 1:30 p.m., program 4 p.m., hog roast 5 p.m. • Fire and forestry management presentation at Crex Meadows, 1 p.m., 715-463-2739.


• Ice Age Trail workday, 715-472-2248. • Citizen Action of Wisconsin & Polk/Burnett County Farmers Union presentation on Affordable Care Act at the village hall, 11 a.m., 715-268-9416.


• FFA tractor pull & antique tractor show at the fairgrounds. Pull registration 9 a.m., starts 11 a.m. • Wheels and Wings at the millpond, arts, library book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m., etc,

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BONE LAKE - A blue moon, a second full moon in a month, doesn’t happen

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• Hazardous waste collection at the waste storage site, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-635-2197.

• Hingepoint meeting for men battling sexual addictions, at River Valley Christian Church, 9 a.m.-noon, 715483-5378.

• Youth .22 shoot at the gun club. Sign-up 10:30 a.m. Starts noon, 715-857-5873.



SUNDAY/9 Dresser

• Rally Sunday at Peace Lutheran, 715-755-2515.


• Fall harvest festival at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass 10 a.m., dinner 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., events.


• St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Gathering Sunday at 9 a.m. • Rally Day at Luck Lutheran Church, 715-472-2605.


• Head injury support group at Siren Covenant Church, 1-2:30 p.m., 715-349-8985.

MONDAY/10 Amery

• Weight-loss surgery education and support at the medical center, 5-6 p.m., 715-268-0597.


• Cancer support group at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., 715-268-6722 or 715-268-7290.

SAT. & SUN./15 & 16 Amery

• Fall festival quilt show, vendors, etc., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,

St. Croix Falls

• Harvest festival at Chateau St. Croix Winery, 715-4832556,




• Chicken & biscuit dinner at Congregational Church, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Chronic Illness/Disability support group will meet at Peace Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-755-2515. • Syrian Jafra Saif speaks at the museum, 1 p.m., 715472-2474.


• Whooping cough seminar at OMC Cascade Room, 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP 715-294-4936.

St. Croix Falls

• QPR, for suicide prevention, training at the library, 7 p.m.

THURS.-SEPT./13-16 • Fall festival.

• Scandinavian smorgasbord at the Methodist church, 47 p.m., 715-349-2514 or 715-866-8242.


St. Croix Falls

• “The Trial of Tom Sawyer” at Festival Theatre. Thurs. & Sun. 2 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 7 p.m.,, 715483-3387.


Clam Falls

• Harvest supper at the Lutheran church, 3-7 p.m.


• Turkey shoot at the rod & gun Club, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,


• Truck and tractor pull, 800-222-7655. • Cook-off at Hog Wild, 715-472-4884.

St. Croix Falls

• Living Proof Live Simulcast at Alliance Church of the Valley, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Open 7 a.m., 715-483-1100. • Author visit with Janet Letnes-Martin at the library, 1 p.m., 715-483-1777.


• Annual meeting of Orange Cemetery Assn. at the library meeting room, 10 a.m.

A blue moon hike

very often, and last Friday night, Aug. 31, some 50 people, young and old, took advantage of the August blue moon to take an evening hike on the Pine Lake segment

The blue moon hikers set out on their walk along the Ice Age Trail Friday, Aug. 31, in Bone Lake. - Photos by Gregg Westigard

of the Ice Age Trail in Bone Lake. The family event, which included three generations of one family and two energetic dogs, started with a mile-and-ahalf hike out through the woods and back over the rolling meadow west of 70th Street. The full moon was out for the final part of the hike back to the gathering spot for treats and a close-up viewing of the moon through a powerful telescope. While there won’t be another blue moon until May 2016, hikers can join in a full moon hike on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a fall colors hike on Saturday, Oct. 13, both hosted by the Indianhead Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance. The locations of the next hikes have not yet been announced, but information will be available at or by calling 715-472-2248.

Shown are some of the 50 hikers enjoying a full moon hike Friday night, Aug. 31.

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